Monthly Archives: January 2012

Letter to the Editor: Kinderwood parents applaud educational opportunities program affords students

To the Editor:

I am not one for editorials, but I feel the need to voice my opinion on the recent discussion of our Kinderwood program.

Our daughter attends Kinderwood every Tuesday and Thursday, and every Wednesday for the Outreach, as she did last year as well.

I will simply say that Kinderwood has not only immeasurably changed her life and her early education, but it has changed my life and the way I look at parenting.

The program is remarkable, exposing our daughter not only to fantastic educational opportunities, but also experiences such as horseback riding, roller-skating, soccer, nature hikes, mini golf, swimming, and skiing. Continue reading

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Anthony Kalil appointed Captain of West Palm Beach Police Dept.

Captain Anthony Kalil

Lt. Anthony Kalil, of the West Palm Beach Police Department was promoted to captain on December 7, 2011.

Kalil joined the force in 1989 and served in several different units within the police department including patrol, field training officer, community- oriented policing, Swat team, and Internal Affairs. Most currently he was a detective in the Criminal Investigations division.

In 2004 he was promoted to sargeant and assigned to patrol.

He graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 2001, where he earned his Master’s degree.

In July 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenent and was assigned to oversee the Homicide/ Violent Crimes Unit. He graduated from the FBI Academy in 2011.

He resides in West Palm Beach with his wife, Betsy and their two children, Abigail and Anabelle.

He is the son of Mary Lee Kalil and the late Pete Kalil of Inlet.

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Card of Thanks

Norm and Joy Rannels, in conjunction with the Town of Webb Recreation Department, hosted a Volleyball Tournament at the Town of Webb School on Sunday, January 15.

I would like thank Norm and Joy for bringing their passion for Volleyball and the idea for the tournament to the table, for recruiting the teams, and for bringing it all together for such a successful event.

Prize donations were generously donated by Billy’s restaurant, GiGi’s Bar and Grill, The Old Forge Hardware, The Strand Theatre, View, Tony Harper’s, and Walt’s Diner.

Special thanks go to the School for allowing the event, and to the Janitorial person for coming in on his day off.

Congratulations and a big thank you to all of the players as well. Without your support, we would not have been able to pull this off; we hope that you had a fun time and that you will join us in the next tournament.

We are looking forward to providing more town events in the months to come.

Holly Armendola Recreation Director Town of Webb

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Spring service planned for Old Forge’s Esther Deno, 84

Esther Deno

Esther E. Deno, 84, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford, NY. Esther was a resident of Lakeside Terrace Apartments in Old Forge, NY. Born July 21, 1927, in Medford, MA, daughter of Mary and William Field, she was a proud Irish woman and New Englander, who kept her Boston accent until the day she died.

Esther was married in the summer of 1945 to the love of her life, Stanford Deno of Connecticut, who died November 4, 1978.

They moved to the Old Forge area in 1964.

After Stan died, Esther spent summers in Kennebunkport, ME with her adopted sister and brother- in-law, Gail and Courtney Austin.

In addition to her husband, Esther was predeceased by her beloved brothers and their wives: Edward, Daniel and Kathleen Field, and Jack and Betty Field, as well as her beloved sisters and their husbands: Catherine and Fred Monboquette, and Mary and Eddie Janos. Continue reading

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Woodgate Volunteer Fire Department elects new officers by Chris Burnett-Wolle

Chief Don Murdoch

The Woodgate Volunteer Fire Department annual meeting was held in December and the board of directors was voted in for the 2012 year.

Asst. Chief Cornell

Elected to the board were Don Murdoch, President; William Rockhill, Vice President; Tony Sege, Chief; Michael Przybyla, Treasurer; and Chris Burnett- Wolle, Secretary. Scott Cornell is the Assistant Chief.

Jack Adams and Maureen Weber were also voted status as lifetime members. Continue reading

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Friends of the Old Forge Library gather for annual luncheon

Margo Boylan

Seated from left are Don Kelly, Hazel & Bob Dellavia, Kathy Riehle, and Barb (partially hidden) & Reed Proper. Photo by Carol Hansen

The Friends of the Old Forge Library hosted their annual luncheon at North Woods Inn on Monday, January 23. Among the 30 people in attendance were library appreciators and staff, Library Director Izzie Worthen, and members of the Board of Trustees.

The three course luncheon was enjoyed by everyone. Chairperson of the event was Margo Boylan.

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Services held for Charles W. Avery, 91

Charles W. Avery, 91, of Inlet and formerly of Auburn, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at Fish Memorial in Debary, FL, following a long illness.

Born on March 28, 1920, he was the son of the late Floyd M. Avery and Annie (Rhodes) Avery.

Charles graduated from Auburn High School and continued his undergraduate, law degree and ROTC at Cornell University.

World War II disrupted his education, when he became an ROTC commissioned officer in the Army Infantry. During his service, Charles fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He was captured twice by the Germans and freed at the end of the war. During this time, Charles developed a great inner strength that carried him throughout his life. Continue reading

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