Monthly Archives: January 2012

NASCAR Champ Tony Stewart returns for Zippy’s Crusade

On Thursday, Tony Stewart, Greg Zipadelli and Matt Yocum took a trial run on area snowmobile trails to warm up for this weekend's Crusade for Kids, an annual charity event hosted by Zipadelli at Inlet's Ole Barn restaurant. Curtesy photo

The 6th Annual Zippy’s Crusade for Kids charity event is scheduled to take place at The Ole Barn Restaurant in Inlet on Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th.

Zippy’s Crusade for Kids is a not-for-profit founded by Greg and Nan Zipadelli that utilizes community based events to help raise funding for organizations and families in need.

The 2011 event helped to raise substantial funds for Shiners Hospitals for Children, the National Transplant Assistance Fund, Motor Racing Outreach, and the Children’s Homes of Iredell County, among others.

All proceeds from the 2012 event will go directly to helping children through the various organizations.

Shawn Hansen, Tony Stewart nad Heather Levi, from left, at the Ole Barn on Thursday.

This year’s event will kick off  on Friday at The Ole Barn with sign-in and registration at 5 p.m.

Between 5:30 and 7 p.m., attendees will enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and live music, which will be followed by the celebrity introductions and presentations of title sponsors, presenting sponsors, and crusaders.

At 7:30 p.m., there will be an autograph and meet and greet period, followed by a musical performance by Show Time at 9 p.m.

In attendance will be Tony Stewart, 2011 NASCAR Cup Champion, as well as his team members, Crew Chief Steve Addington, Car Chief Jeff Meendering, No.14 Car Crew Member, Aaron Kuehn, and No. 15 STP/Armor All/Chevy/J&J Sprint Car driver, Donny Schatz. Continue reading

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Library announces Sweetheart judges

2012's Sweetheart judges Beverly Burnap, Dave Aliasso, and Lesa Parent, from left.

The Old Forge Library will celebrate Valentine’s Day with the annual Sweetheart Dessert Contest on Tuesday, February14. Prizes will be awarded in the Youth Student, Teen Student, Adult and Master categories.

To enter the contest, create your favorite dessert and bring it to the library between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. the day of the event.

Judges for this year’s contest are Beverly Burnap, David Aliasso and Lesa Parent.

A reception will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. and the community is invited to stop by and sample the delicious entries. Continue reading

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VIEW exhibit: RC Oster pen & ink works go on display February 4th

Drawing on our Past: Ink Drawings of New York State’s Historic Architecture, an exhibition of the work of David “RC” Oster will openwith a reception at View on Saturday, February 4th from 5 to 7 p.m.

RC Oster is a self-taught artist who specializes in free-hand ink drawings of regional landmarks and Adirondack scenes. He is particularly well known for his drawings of historic buildings, capturing fine details from sharp angles that highlight their architectural features.

Oster’s work will be on display through March 3, and will run concurrently with “Adirondack View Finders” a photography exhibition that showcases top Adirondack photographers including Nathan Farb, Nancie Battaglia, Mark Bowie, and Carl Heilman.

Stone sculptures by Matt Horner will also be on display throughout the duration of the exhibits. Exhibition admission is $10/$5 members and groups of six or more. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. View is a multi-arts center located at 3273 State Rt. 28 in Old Forge. To learn more about View programming visit: or call (315) 369-6411.

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View calls for entries in its upcoming Northeast National Pastel Exhibition

View is seeking entries for the 8th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition which will be on display between from May 12 through June 30. Continue reading

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Big Moose Fire Company upgrades rescue sled; donations fund project

The Big Moose Fire Co. and Big Moose Ambulance Co. recently received a $1,000 donation from Dave Peterson of Fourth Lake and Boonville, to install a new Camoplast track on its rescue snowmobile.

The snowmobile is used to tow the Big Moose Ambulance Rescue Sled and the Big Moose Fire Co. Fire Sled on EMS, fire and rescue calls in their service area. Continue reading

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Town of Webb Ski Competition: Varsity Alpine teams take firsts in three competitions

Hunter Lawrence

West Tickner

The Town of Webb Varsity Alpine Ski Team competed in a slalom event at McCauley Mountain on Saturday, January 21. The course was tough, as it was icy on the headwall and at the flush near the end of the race.

Despite the conditions however, the TOW girls’ and boys’ teams each took first place honors. Jessica Hannah took first place in the first run with a time of 50.72 seconds, and Mara Gaffney took second with a time of 56.15 seconds.

Lexie Haehl took 6th place, Camry Liddle and Danielle Gibbs took 9th and 10th, respectively, and Maggie Queen came in 15th place.

MacKenzie Kelly, Ella Mitchell, and Brianna Brownsell placed 21st, 22nd, and 23rd respectively.

In the girls’ second run, McKenzie Liddle placed first with a time of 46.52 seconds. Lexie Haehl placed 5th in the second run with Mara Gaffney taking 6th, and Camry Liddle taking 9th place. Continue reading

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Junior Polar Bears’ season in full swing

The Junior Polar Bear Ski Team has had a busy race schedule this season. Following are the results of their current races.

Saturday, Jan. 7: Hovey Mem. Race at Whiteface

Place J5 Girls: 11th Hannah Kane

J4 Girls: 10th…….Chloe Barkauskas

26th ….Lauren Beckingham

27th………..Alex Sutherland

30th …….Shelby Townsend

31th………………Alex DiOrio Continue reading

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