Monthly Archives: May 2012

Summer in Town of Inlet: Contributors sought for Ping-Pong Ball Drop

On July 4, approximately seven hundred children will have the opportunity to take their turn racing onto a baseball field with hopes of collecting three ping-pong balls that they can then turn in for prizes.

Beginning at 1 p.m. on July 4, 2012 children are asked to gather in Inlet’s Fern Park and wait for the ping-pong balls to be dropped by Payne’s Air Service who has volunteered their service and time for this event.

Prizes include gift certificates, prizes from local shops, free passes to local attractions, snacks provided through donations made by local businesses, and novelty toys that have been purchased by the Inlet Youth Commission. Continue reading

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Old Forge: Thunder events support local Wounded Warrior Project

This year’s Thunder in Old Forge motorcycle event will be held Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2 and will honor military personnel and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Free admission to the event, which will be held at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center and Pavilion, will be offered to anyone who comes in uniform or who has a current military ID, including their families.

Among the military-themed events that will take place over the weekend will be a 10 a.m. Flag Dedication at the pavilion led by Bill Ransom of Old Forge American Legion Post 893. The flag had once flown over the White House, Ransom said.  Continue reading

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Ask Rosy Rox

When you need a break from your routine, it’s time for a road trip!

Hey this is Rosy RoX, the girl around town, in the know and here to answer your questions. So, bring them on, along with your problems, at:

Rosy’s Random Review:

School is almost over and the temperature is rising. To me, it already feels like summer.

I was trying to find a good place to visit that isn’t too far away, but would get you away from town and your daily routine. You know, a good place to escape to if you work a lot in the summer and need a break.

Then I discovered Garnet Hill Lodge in North Creek. I went there myself, and I have to say: Beautiful!

The scenery is gorgeous, and the lodge itself is so cute! There is a game room and extra activities you can do that are free of charge, like hiking, canoeing, and bike riding. There’s also a restaurant on site with daily specials.

I met one of the new owners, Mindy Piper, and she was very nice. I have to say, they have done a wonderful job with it so far. It’s only about an hour and a half away, so check it out!

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Letter to the Editor: Terry Lehnen retires after over 40 years at Old Forge Hardware

To the Editor:

Terry Lehnen (right) with one of her daughters, Nikki Bauer, at Terry's Knotty Pine retirement party. Photo submitted by Ellen Wilcox

A personal note to all my fellow employees at the Old Forge Hardware—I will miss you a great deal when I retire.

You have all been a great source of support over the years. AND what a surprise when I walked into The Knotty Pine Restaurant and most of you were there to honor me…at a surprise party (which really was a surprise).

I had a great time with the scratch off lottery tickets. Leave it to my friend Bonnie to think of something I really enjoy…and knowing my favorite color.

It doesn’t seem possible that 40 years have come and gone but they surely have. I have been here for many bosses, and I have entered many, many employees into the payroll records over those 40 years.

Some years I wasn’t too sure I would outlast those employees.

Most of my 40 years were extremely enjoyable and I will indeed miss waking up at 5 a.m. to get ready for work. If you believe that, then I have a bridge I can sell you!

I am looking forward to being able to do just what I want to do!!!

Like golfing, touring on our Goldwing with Tiny, doing more ride time on the ambulance, and sleeping in if I want to. I will probably end up working part time somewhere, but only if I want to!!!

I wish only good things for the Old Forge Hardware and her staff because they are the best.

Good luck to you all, and I have given Kristen H. my phone number.

Love and Best wishes,

Terry Ellen Lehnen, Old Forge

Former Bookkeeper at the Old Forge Hardware

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Card of Thanks

A sincere Thank You to the caring friends who reached out to help our family both during Bill’s illness and at the time of his passing.

The food, flowers, donations, visits, cards, and compassionate words have given us great comfort.

We’ve been fortunate to have had so many wonderful people in our lives and we will always be appreciative for such thoughtfulness and kindness.

The Family of William “Bill” Martin

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Funeral Mass set June 7 for Ruth H. Lindsay, 99

Ruth (Hoch) Lindsay, 99, of Old Forge, widow of Joseph E., passed away on Wednesday, May 30, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness.

A Prayer Service will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams, & Edmonds Funeral Home, 128 Fern Avenue, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Old Forge.

Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Old Forge. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. of Boonville. Continue reading

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Mass set June 9 for Pick Turpin

A Funeral Mass for former Old Forge resident Richard L. “Pick” Turpin, 93, who died March 16, 2012 at Adirondack Tri-County Nursing Home, will be held at St. Bartholowmew’s Catholic Church on Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Contributions in Pick’s memory may be directed to Adirondack Tri County Nursing Home, 112 Ski Bowl Rd., North Creek, NY 12853.

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