Monthly Archives: October 2012

End of Era: Inlet Movie House comes down, new venture planned

Brandon DiMartino stands in front of the Tamarack Movie House in Inlet, which he co-owns with his wife Megan. Photo by Carol Hansen

Jantzi Construction Company of Croghan began demolition of the Quonset hut that houses the theater portion of Tamarack Movie House on Inlet’s Main Street on Monday, October 15.

The decision to take down the building, formerly known as the Gaiety Theatre, was necessitated by a number of financial factors, according to Brandon DiMartino, who owns the building and the adjacent Tamarack Café with his wife Megan.

High on that list of factors is the film industry’s current transition to digital film formats which would require the couple to swap out their current film and projection equipment at a cost of $50,000 to $70,000—a daunting investment for the movie house which is only open in July and August.

Brandon also cited the estimated cost of $40,000 to replace  the worn and rotting hardwood flooring that has been in place since the mid-1930’s, as another factor. Continue reading

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Gaetanos dedicate View grand staircase to family’s matriarch

Charles Gaetano (front row, right) and his children-Bill, Brian, Gregory, Chuck, Mary Judith, and Colleen- cut the ribbon to the grand staircase and balcony that is dedicated in memory of Connie Gaetano, who passed away earlier. Courtesy photo.

The Charles A. Gaetano family gathered at View, the arts center in Old Forge, on Saturday, October 13 to dedicate the grand staircase and balcony in memory of their family matriarch Connie Gaetano, who passed away earlier this year.

View Executive Director, Jennifer Potter Hayes, welcomed the Gaetano family and friends to View and gave opening remarks. She thanked the Charles A. Gaetano Construction Company for their patience and commitment to View and the Town of Webb.

She also remarked on the craftsmanship that went into constructing and finishing the building, including the beautiful staircase that graces the lobby and is the centerpiece of the building.

“We are so proud to call this magnificent building home of the arts center in Old Forge,” she said. Continue reading

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Inlet Seniors enjoy luncheon courtesy of Kirsty and Ozzie’s

The Young at Heart senior group enjoyed a luncheon in the Senior Room of the Inlet Town Hall on Tuesday, October 9, compliments of Ozzie’s in Old Forge.

Arrangements for the luncheon were arranged between Young at Heart board member Letty Haynes and Kirsty Sutherland, Ozzie’s owner, earlier in the summer.

“Because Edie and Ted Schreppel, members of our group, are such good customers of Ozzie’s, Kirsty called me and said she would like to do something special for the seniors,” Letty said.

The two ladies settled on a menu and a per person price, then set the date for after Columbus Day when it wasn’t as busy at the restaurant.

Then tragedy struck, and Kirsty lost her life on September 14 in a motorcycle accident. “It was a horrible thing—such a loss for the community,” Letty said. Continue reading

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Kiwanis: Colin Criss named October’s Student of Month

The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks has announced that the Student of the Month for October is Colin Criss. Colin is a senior at the Town of Webb School and the son of Doug and Barb Criss of Old Forge.

In 2007, the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, with the cooperation of the Town of Webb School, initiated a recognition program for senior students at the school. Continue reading

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Inlet to host ‘Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil’ on Tuesday, Nov. 13th by Margie O’Hara

Many people have had a friend or relative who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. And yet, unlike other cancers, such as breast cancer, little is heard about this disease.

On Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the Inlet Town Hall in Arrowhead Park, all are invited to join over 250 other groups, nationally and internationally, to “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer.”

The intent of the vigil is to lend support to survivors, to those currently battling lung cancer, as well as to those who have lost someone to the disease.

And, as importantly, the vigil brings attention to lung cancer in the hope of urging government officials to press for more funding for lung cancer research and treatment.

The Inlet vigil came about when Adele Burnett, Inlet’s Tourism Director, learned of the project. Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor from Candidate Mary Iocovozzi:

 I will increase DA office revenues, improve operations 

To the Editor:

I am running for Herkimer Co. District Attorney in the November election.

As a candidate, I have a specific platform for improvement in the District Attorney’s Office.

Unlike Herkimer County, many counties regularly confiscate money, equipment and vehicles used in drug crimes and other felonies. These “forfeitures” can be used by law enforcement to purchase equipment at no cost to the taxpayers.

Oneida County collects between $100,000 and $200,000 a year and over the past ten years has garnered over a million dollars in extra cash.

Herkimer County sentencing records show less than $2,500 in felony drug money this year. Continue reading

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Point Park Gardens Put to Bed for Winter…

Heather and Ed Stafford were among the Old Forge Garden Club members who recently helped put the Point Park gardens to bed for the winter. They also pulled up some invasive deer-resistant plants. For more information, see Gary Lee’s column.

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