Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

This weekend in Old Forge Winter Carnival: Team mega-fans to represent Giants, Patriots in Super Bowl-themed parade

Team torch-bearers for the NFL's Patriots and Giants, and Grand Marshals of the 2012 Winter Carnival Parade: George Patterson, left, and Bill McDonough. Photo by Dana Armington

As droves of people begin to arrive in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, Old  Forge will be attracting its own fan base this weekend for the annual Winter Carnival.

This year’s carnival carries a Super Bowl theme, and though most of the events are scheduled at McCauley Mountain, the weekend’s big kick-off will be a Super Bowl-style parade up Main Street at 6:45 p.m. on Friday.

In keeping with the “super” theme, it is only fitting that the parade be led by two of the area’s biggest, longtime fans of the opposing teams at this year’s bowl game: Giants fan Bill McDonough and Patriots fan George Patterson. Continue reading

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View to screen winter-themed action documentary on February 24 and 25

View will present screenings of the documentary ski film, “Warren Miller’s… Like There’s No Tomorrow” on Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25 at 7 p.m.

Narrated by Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley and shot on location on five continents, “Like There’s No Tomorrow” celebrates the moments that make up a perfect winter. Continue reading

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Cabin Fever Coffee House set

View will present two nights of music during its Cabin Fever Coffeehouse Series scheduled for Friday, February 17 and Sunday, February 19 at 7 p.m.

On Friday, singer/songwriter Doug Irving will perform “An Adirondack Suite”, an original musical composition he wrote, which commemorates the history and splendor of the Adirondacks.

Al Nathan and his band will play a mix of blues, jazz, rock and folk music at the Sunday performance.

Admission for each performance is $10 for non-members and $8 for members.

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Barnstormers’ Poker Run draws 77 snowmobile competitors

The Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club sponsored its 13th annual Poker Run on Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21.

Dealer Ernie Gilbert with Scott Elsesser from Tylersport, PA, who won the $300 top prize for best hand in the Poker run.

There were 77 participants in this year’s event with 20 of them visiting all 24 sponsors.

Winners were announced at the Finish Line Party at Daiker’s Inn on Saturday night where over 70 door prizes were handed out.

David Cannon of Westchester, PA, took the prize for riding to all 24 Poker Run sponsor locations.

The winners of the poker hands were: Scott Elsesser of Tylersport, PA – first prize award of $300; Lisa Cosgrove of Guilderland – second prize of $200; and Mel Dupke of Derby, CT – third prize of $100.

Poker dealer Ernie Gilbert with Melissa Dupke of Derby, CT, the third prize winner.

The winner among those who rode to all 24 sponsors was David Cannon of Westchester, PA who won the $100 prize. John Cannon of Holmes, PA won the $235 pot in the 50/50 drawing. Continue reading

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Ad’k Ice Bowl brings hockey action back to Fourth Lake

Photo courtesy of Mark Hanna. Mark Hanna operates 'Photogaphy by Shark' in Clinton. More of Mark's Adirondack Ice Bowl images can be found in the galleries section of his website: www.pbs131.smugmug.com

Despite a wet start to the weekend, the 4th Annual Adirondack Ice Bowl Hockey Tournament took place on Friday and Saturday, January 26 and 27.

While pucks were supposed to hit the ice at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, said Inlet Tourism Director Adele Burnett, the weather had slightly different plans.

The heavy rain delayed the games until 6 p.m. when it finally stopped raining.

Once three inches of water were pumped from the rinks, the hockey players were able to hit the ice and commence with the tournament.

“They played up until 2 a.m. to get in all of Friday’s games,” Burnett said. Continue reading

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Jason Lee to lead self-defense seminar February 19th at View

Jason Lee, a Second Degree Black Belt in Kuk Sool Won, will teach a Self-Defense Seminar at View on Sunday, February 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Lee has been training in Kuk Sool for 11 years and teaching self-defense classes since 2004.

Currently, he runs the children’s programs, morning classes, and manages the office for the Webster and Ontario Kuk Sool Won Dojang for Master JIKJN Gary Evarts. He is the son of Karen and Gary Lee of Inlet. Continue reading

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Town of Webb’s Police Chief reports on local department’s recent activity

The following police activity report was given by Town of Webb Police Chief John Russell.

On Wednesday, February 1, Richard Neenan, Jr., 40, of Feura Bush, NY was operating a snowmobile on Big Moose Road, when he lost control and struck a tree. Neenan was transported by Inlet Ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica. The cause of the accident was undetermined at press time.

On Monday, January 30, Eric J. Menz, 28, of Eagle Bay was ticketed for reckless operation, not having a trail permit, and having no insurance after he collided with another snowmobile on Trail 5, just south of  Eagle Bay. Menz struck a snowmobile owned by Colin Burton who had stopped to assist another snowmobiler with a disabled sled. Continue reading

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