Monthly Archives: August 2011

Karate classes coming to Old Forge

Karate classes for all ages are being offered at the Park Avenue Building in Old Forge on Wed-nes-days from 5 to 8 p.m., beginning September 7.

The instructor is Andrew Croniser of Woodgate who has a 5th Degree Black Belt and is a Certified Instructor in Chinese Kenpo Karate.

Croniser, who has been teaching karate for 25 years, has also achieved 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon-Do.

He currently teaches karate in Boonville, Barneveld and Marcy and is now expanding into the Old Forge area.

A pre-skills class for four- and five-year-olds will begin at 5 p.m. and will run for approximately 35 minutes.

A class for 6- to 9-year-olds will follow and run from 45 minutes to an hour.

A mixed class and adult class will follow. Continue reading

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126 golfers participate in 1st Muriel Cohen Memory Celebration

In the Clubhouse, friends of Muriel Cohen get ready to play dominoes, which was one of her favorite games. Clockwise from left are Nancy Jones, Patty Bowen, Renee Leve, Connie Zogby, Linda Slavin, Dianne Slavin and Bonnie Mantle. Photo by Carol Hansen

The Muriel Cohen Memory Celebration Golf Benefit, held Monday, August 22 at Thendara Golf Club drew a crowd of 126 golfers.

The fundraising event honored the memory of Muriel Cohen, a local golfer and active volunteer who passed away in September 2010.

Friends also honored Muriel by participating in activities that she enjoyed, such as dominoes, Canasta, kayaking, and tennis.

A buffet lunch and hors d’oeuvres were also included in the day of activities.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Summer Golf Camp for Kids at Thendara Golf Club. Continue reading

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Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) Representatives tour area children’s camps

Some of the historic Camp Gorham buildings

Camp Gorham

Representatives of Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) were in the area on Tuesday, August 23 to tour Children’s Camps of the Fourth Lake Region.

The tour was led by Hallie Bond, curator of Adirondack Museum’s 2003 exhibit, “A Paradise for Boys and Girls: Children’s Camps in the Adirondacks,” and co-author of the book of the same title.

Among those in attendance was Gail Murray, Executive Director of the Town of Webb Historical Association.

Following introductory remarks, Bond led the tour that explored the architecture and history of the Children’s Camps, beginning with Camp Gorham.She was assisted on the tour by Camp Gorham’s Director, Anne Thornton. Continue reading

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One Square Mile of Hope seeks volunteers for September 24th event

One Square Mile of Hope 2008 participants Paula Stanton and Connie Perry with Preston Trumbauer and dog Shelby. Event organizers are hoping to log a new record on September 24, again on Fourth Lake at Inlet. Photo by Carolyn Belknap

Since last October, The One Square Mile of Hope 2011(OSM-2011) Committee has been avidly working on its September 24 attempt to break the world record for the most canoes and kayaks assembled in a floating raft.

They are seeking to regain Inlet’s place in the Guinness Book of World Records following last summer’s successful feat in Pittsburg, PA.

Would we like to break the Guinness record again and wrest the title from Pittsburgh? Of course we would.

But more important is our goal to raise at least $65,000 to donate to “Susan G. Komen For the Cure” to enable continuing breast cancer education and research.

But we need your help. Continue reading

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Otter Lake Church celebrates 90th season on Sunday, Aug. 28

The Otter Lake Community Church is celebrating its 90th season of ministry on Sunday, August 28, the anniversary of its first service.

The historic Adirondack Carpenter-Gothic style church, was originally built in Hawkinsville in 1859 by German Lutherans and dedicated in 1861 as St. Trinitus Church.

Thirty years later in 1891, the building was abandoned and stood vacant until the spring of 1921 when Roscoe G. Norton, B. A. Capron and W.C. Schaufler secured the vacant building, then had it disassembled, board by board.

All of the boards were numbered before transporting them to the current site in 1921, where the church was rebuilt, said Carole Gehrig, Trustee and Committee Chair, who is the great granddaughter of W. C. Schaufler.

It was erected on its present site, on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Norton in 1921.

The original seven trustees, under the chairmanship of Mr. Norton, voted to call the property Continue reading

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Get ’em while they’re hot: Inlet Historical Cookbooks now available

Inlet Historical Cookbook

The Inlet Historical Society’s newly-published cookbook is now available for purchase at area outlets. Published by Cookbook Publishers, Inc. of Lenexa, Kansas, the cookbook includes a collection of 300 recipes.

Historical Society members Carolyn O’Hara and Kay Carmichael coordinated the project.

According to Carolyn, the cookbook was made possible by all those who submitted recipes from Raquette Lake, Inlet, Old Forge, California, Washington D.C., and everywhere in between.

Of the original 500 books printed, the Inlet Historical Society has already sold approximately 200 in the past week, Carolyn said. Continue reading

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Moose River Plains Adirondack League Club lends hand to NYS DEC with road repair project

Rock Dam Road Repair

The Adirondack League Club is assisting the New York State Department of Environ-mental Conservation in the repair of Rock Dam Road in the Moose River Plains.

Currently, there are two main entrances for the Moose River Plains Road, one near Inlet off of Limekiln Road, and the other at the Wakely Dam Recreational Area located at the end of Cedar River Road.

Rock Dam Road is considered a main side road that can be found branching off the side of Moose River Plains Road near Otter Brook Road and Indian Lake Road.

The road, which was washed out in places this spring, has been closed to traffic this summer.

Due to a lack of New York State funds as a result of the budget crisis, repairs to the Rock Dam Road have not been made. Continue reading

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