Daily Archives: March 1, 2012

Utah bound: Maddie Phaneuf qualifies for Jr. Nordic Team

Maddie Phaneuf

Town of Webb School nordic skier Maddie Phaneuf has qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Junior National Nordic Ski Team and will compete in the Junior Nationals at Soldiers Hollow in Midway, UT from March 3rd through 11th. The Junior Nationals is the premier competitive junior cross-country ski event in the United States.

Maddie will race against approximately 500 junior skiers from throughout the  U.S. during the week-long competition.

She  is scheduled to compete in three races: a 1.3 km classic sprint, a 10 km freestyle, and the 3 x 1.3 km freestyle relay.

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Old Forge: It’s Snow Good!

Town gears up for major snowmobile event

SnoFest returning to Hiltebrant Rec Center Saturday & Sunday, March 10th & 11th SnoFest returns to the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge Saturday and Sun-day, March 10 and 11.

Dealers from the four top snowmobile manufacturers, Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo, and Yamaha, will be on-hand to present a Sneak Peak Nationwide Tour and preview of sleds, gear and accessories for 2013.

Dealers representing Arctic Cat, Ski Doo, and Yamaha will offer the public an opportunity to demo ride their latest sleds outside the pavilion on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s event will again feature freestyle snocross performances by Tree Line Sled Style of Bethel, Vermont. Continue reading

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Kandahar: Polar Bears showcase McCauley at inaugural hosting

JUNIOR POLAR BEARS: KANDAHAR HOSTS...FRONT ROW: Charlie Uzdavinis, Cedric Barkauskas, Tyler Kane, Thomas Levi, Matt Parent, Shelby Townsend, Hannah Kane, Sydney Payne, Lauren Beckingham, and Logan Hodge. BACK ROW: Alex Sutherland, Madeline Prichard, Chloe Barkauskas, Trevor Greene, Alex DiOrio, Julie Brosemer, Karleigh Hollister, Alexis Hollister, Laura Levi, Calvin Barkauskas, George Uzdavinis, Alexander Fieteau, Wyatt Beckingham, and Blake Greene. Courtesy photo

The Polar Bear Ski Club hosted over 200 racers and their families for the Kandahar Ski Race at McCauley Mountain on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, and according to event co-organizer Andrea Hollister, the race was a tremendous success.

“We were blessed with Mother Nature giving us that big dumping of snow on Saturday—it was amazing. And then the sunny day on Sunday was even better,” Hollister said.

This was the first year the Polar Bears have played host to the Kandahar Race, which gave many of the racers, their coaches, and their families, a first opportunity to visit Old Forge, and to ski the challenging slopes of McCauley.

“I am also from a small ski area, so I could tell the whole community committed to this race. There were little goodie bags for the kids and other personal touches. That’s the kind of stuff that makes this such a great family sport,” said Jeff Andrews of Cazenovia. Continue reading

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Services scheduled for Robert Douglas ‘Scott’ Stuart, 72

Scott Stuart

Robert Douglas Stuart III, lover of all things Adirondack and, in turn, loved by a wide circle of friends, family and neighbors, died February 27, 2012 of complications from a stroke suffered on February 24th. Scott, as he is known to all, was 72.

He was surrounded at the end by many of those who cared for him, most especially his wife of almost twenty-five years, Penny and his daughter Pamela.

His life revolved around the upstate New York communities of Inlet, Old Forge and Eagle Bay, where his family had a camp known as Paownyc on Fourth Lake in the Fulton Chain.

Founded over 100 years ago by his great-grandfather, O.M. Edwards, the camp served as a gathering point each summer for a seemingly endless procession of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends, their children and grandchildren. Continue reading

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New assessments in mail, arriving shortly to Webb’s property owners

Town of Webb Assessor Jean Murdock hosted an open meeting for Webb property owners on Thursday, February 23 to outline the next steps in the Assessment Equity Project that was designed to reevaluate the 6,224 parcels of land within the Town of Webb.

Murdock was joined by Robert Koszarek, President of the KLW Group, and Jonathan Lack community representative from the Office of Real Property Tax Services.

Assessment Disclosure Notices were to be mailed to Webb property owners on Thursday, March 1, and according to Koszarek, the disclosure notices will tell property owners not only what their current assessment is, but also what the current market value is based on the equalization calculation that was used to bring the rate up from 82 to a 100 percent equalization rate.

“We have expended a good deal of effort, and are making every attempt to have things turn out to be fair and equitable, and make sure that our data that we have on record is correct,” Murdock said. Continue reading

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Webb school club to host Coffee house talent night

The Town of Webb Travel Club will be hosting its annual Coffee House in the school gymnasium on Friday, March 9, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Coffee House is an open-mic type event where people can showcase their talent in a comfortable setting.

This is not a talent show and there is no judging or prize winning.

This event is a fundraiser for the Travel Club, which is planning to take a trip to Costa Rica at the end of the month.

Admission is $5 and refreshments are included.

Whether you are in the audience or on the stage, the Travel Club invites all to come on out and be a part of the excitement.

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Repairs coming to S. Shore Rd.

Herkimer County Highway Superintendent Jay Ewanyk will provide information regarding the South Shore Road Rehabilitation Project at the Town of Webb Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, March 13.

Ewanyk will discuss the county’s plans for the rehabilitation of 0.7 miles of  South Shore Road extending from Lakeview Avenue to the Gray Lake Road.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Town of Webb Offices on Route 28. As always, all are invited to attend.

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