Daily Archives: August 11, 2011

Two score holes-in-one at the Inlet Golf Course

Friday, July 22 was a lucky day for two golfers at the Inlet Golf Club who each scored a hole-in-one.

Rob Unkovic of Greensburg, PA scored an ace on the par 3, 6th hole. He used a 7-iron to drive the ball 170 yards to the hole.

Witnesses were Dan Unkovic and Riley Jorgensen.

John Fietze of Liverpool, NY used a 9-iron to score his hole-in-one on the 148-yard, par 3, 11th hole.

Witnesses to the feat were Eric Fietze, Jim Skelly, and Jason Hoy.



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Niccols Vacation Bible School starts Aug. 15

All school-age children through fifth grade are invited to Niccolls Memorial Church’s Vacation Bible School at the church located at 228 Crosby Blvd. in Old Forge.

The bible school will take place from Monday through Friday, August 15 to 19 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

This year’s theme is Shake It Up Café: Where Children Carry Out God’s Recipes.

There is no cost to participate. Those wishing to register a child can call the church office at (315) 369-3475 or send an email with the child’s name and grade to: niccolls@frontiernet.net.

For planning purposes, advance registration is strongly recommended.


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Guitarists Barrigar and Mazengarb to perform at St. Williams on Aug.18th

18th Acoustic guitarists Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will perform at the Thursday Evening on the Lake Series at St. Williams on Long Point in Raquette Lake on August 18 at 7 p.m.

Barrigar and Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry seldom found among musicians.

The interaction between the two guitarists is as much a feature of their shows as is their world-class guitar playing.

The duo released their first duo album in May 2011, and last month were invited to headline the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville.

The program is free and open to the public, but due to limited space in the historic 1890’s church, and the need for boat transportation to St. William’s on Long Point, a boat access only site, reservations are required by calling (315) 354-4265.

The barge leaves the Raquette Lake village dock starting at 6 p.m. and returns after the performance at approximately 8:30 p.m.

In case of a severe storm the program will be held at the Raquette Lake School on Rt 28.

A pie raffle is held each Thursday to help defray costs involved in hosting the entertainment series.


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Inlet’s Arrowhead Park to host Dan Berggren concert, August 13th

Dan Berggren will perform during Inlet’s “Sunsets by the Lake” Summer Concert Series on Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arrowhead Park Lakefront.

Dan Berggren has been collecting, writing and singing folk music of the Adirondacks for the past 30 years.

He was raised in the mountains on the land farmed by his mother’s family and worked in the woods on a forest ranger’s crew as well as a survey crew.

Hearing stories and songs from local friends and neighbors, Dan has developed a style that captures the spirit of the mountains.

This concert is sponsored by the Town of Inlet, the Central Adirondack Association, Adirondack Reader and French Louie ADK Sports, and is also funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Regrant Program.

In the event of severe weather, the concert will be moved to the Fern Park Pavilion.

More information on the Inlet Summer Concert Series is available by calling Adele Burnett at the Inlet Information Office at (315) 357-5501 or go online to: www.iloveinlet.com.


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Nourished Living by Dietician Kelly Hamlin, MA, RD, CDN

Resolve to start the school year with healthy eating habits

All the signs are there. Back to school sales have begun and the leaves on some of the trees are already changing. I saw Halloween candy on the shelves at a Utica store yesterday.

Yes, it appears that it is time again for students to be heading off (or back) to their institutes of higher learning.

We’ve all experienced or heard the horror stories of dining hall food, eating pizza after midnight and the dreaded “Freshman 15”.

So what can our kids do to keep healthy and maintain (or lose) weight once they are on their own?

At the dining hall, the best approach is to use Continue reading

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10,000 Maniacs, from left, Jeff Erickson, Jerome Augustyniak on drums, Mary Ramsey, Steven Gustafson on bass, and Dennis Drew keys.

McCauley Mountain hosts 2nd Annual Music Festival


Top: 10,000 Maniacs lead vocalist, Mary Ramsey Middle: 10,000 Maniacs, from left, Jeff Erickson, Jerome Augustyniak on drums, Mary Ramsey, Steven Gustafson on bass, and Dennis Drew keys. Bottom: Katie Keating

Some young fans who enjoyed he music and the dampness were, from left, Seamus Birtle, Schuyler Uzdavinis, Katie Case, and SaraBelle Helmes. Photo by Jamie Lawson

The Second Annual McCauley Mountain Music Festival took place this past Saturday, August 6. Regardless of what meteorologists were predicting for the weekend’s forecast, crowds braved the weather for the sake of the music.

Positioned between the grill area and the Biergarten, this year’s event began with Jon Liebing warming up the crowd under the side stage tent while The Nards featuring Paul Case did a sound check on the main Chalet Stage.

After Paul Case and the Nards finished their set, the audience was treated to a special collaborative appearance by Katie Keating and Jon Liebing at the side stage.

As Mark Doyle and the Maniacs took the stage, the rain started to fall gently down onto the field. Fans remained unfazed by the slight rainfall as they continued to dance and enjoy the music.

Front: Travis and Chip Kiefer, Felicity Davey, Nick Bankert, Maggie Morelli. In back are John Morelli and Gary Staab

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Burial service set Aug. 20 for George H. Meeker

A burial service will be held for George H. Meeker on Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at the family plot at the Carmichael Hill Cemetery in Steuben.

Mr. Meeker passed away April 22, 2010, in Florida, where he and his wife Betty had spent the last 30 years. Continue reading

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