Daily Archives: January 19, 2012

Webb Board of Education hosts community talk: Concerned citizens swap thoughts on local Pre-K

The Town of Webb UFSD Board of Education invited the community to its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 17 to gather comments regarding the implementation of a pre-kindergarten program at the school.

The discussion was prompted by a request by a Town of Webb parent who recently approached the board on considering such a program.

Board President Julie Zaykoski began the open forum by stating that the purpose of the discussion was to gather facts which might help to determine the viability of such a program as it pertains to class sizes, cost, curriculum, and perhaps most importantly, need.

Among those voicing their opinions on the subject were representatives from the area’s Kinderwood Preschool Program, an early education program which has served the community for over 40 years.

The concern expressed by the Kinderwood board, as well as multiple community members, was that the implementation of a state-funded, state-mandated pre-k program would ultimately shut Kinderwood down. Continue reading

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Kiwanis Winter Challenge: Sponsors, teams sought for upcoming event

The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks will sponsor the 12th Annual Kiwanis Winter Sports Challenge at McCauley Mountain Ski Center on Saturday, February 4.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Old Forge Winter Carnival and will include snowshoe and cross-country ski events.

In cooperation with Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company, there will also be a New York State-USA Sanctioned Snowshoe Race.

You, your organization or company can create an event team and solicit individual sponsors for your participation in a one mile or five-mile tour of the snowshoe, cross-country ski trails at McCauley. Continue reading

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CAP-21 announces 2012 board members, officers

CAP-21 has held its elections and announced those will serve as the organization’s board officers for 2012.

Tim Foley was elected president; Sandy Booton, vice president; Carolyn Trimbach, treasurer; and Page Hannah, secretary. Also, Elise Carlson, Mike Cunningham, and Mike Farmer were appointed to serve on the CAP- 21 board for 2012. Continue reading

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John Mitchell takes over as treatment plant’s chief operator

John Mitchell, Chief Operator of the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Photo by Carol Hansen

John Mitchell, the Assistant Operator at the Town of Webb Waste Water Treatment Plant since 2006, has been appointed Chief Operator to replace Theodore (Ted) Riehle, who was elected as Town of Webb Supervisor in the November election.

Mitchell, who lives in Otter Lake with his wife Jodi (VanDresar) and their three children, is originally from Indian Lake.

When he was assistant to Chief Operator Riehle, Mitchell said he worked the weekend shift and one of his duties included doing tests on the chlorinator for the Department of Public Works. Continue reading

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Webb School readies stage production

Rehearsals are now underway for the Town of Webb School’s Drama Department production of Anything Goes, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

This classic Broadway musical features an unforgettable score by Cole Porter, with songs that include, It’s De-Lovely, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Friendship, and Anything Goes. Continue reading

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Card of Thanks

Thank you to everyone who consoled us through the loss of our father, Art Germer. The phone calls, food, cards, flowers, well wishes, donations, and visits from all of you have made us realize just how much Art touched the lives of people in this community.

It has also reminded us just how special being a part of this town is.

The stories that we were told for the first time about our father during this time have helped us greatly in our time of grief, especially the story of Dad’s gift to a little boy named Arthur.

It quickly became apparent to us that not only will our Dad be greatly missed by his family, but also by those many lives that he has touched with his warm, kind, caring and sensitive heart.

We would also like to thank those for the support during Dad’s illness and stay in the hospital.

The cards and letters that he received in the hospital, while too many to count, were each read to him, and we know that he appreciated and enjoyed each and every one of them, as did we.

Thank you.

The Germer and Carro Families

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From left, Dave Etsen, CAA President Nick Bankert, Felicity Davey, and Chip Kiefer. Photos by Marianne Christy

Central Adirondack Association gathers for annual meeting

From left, Dave Etsen, CAA President Nick Bankert, Felicity Davey, and Chip Kiefer. Photos by Marianne Christy

The Central Adirondack Association (CAA) held its annual meeting at the Seventh Lake House Restaurant on Wednesday, January 18.

The meeting was led by President Nick Bankert who provided a summary of the organization’s 2011 activities, partnerships and events, and outlined CAA-sponsored programs and events for 2012.

Chip Kiefer (Marketing and Treasurer), Laurie Barkauskas (Events), and Nick Rose (CAP-21, Economic Development) delivered their respective reports prior to the membership voting positively on the proposed 2012 budget of $310,650. Continue reading

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