Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

Antique & Classic Boat Show returns to Old Forge on July 13

The 23rd annual Fulton Chain Ren-dez–vous of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will be held on Saturday, July 13. Over 50 boats will be on display at the Old Forge lakefront for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge.

The show includes a mix of classic favorites and will also feature some boats entirely new to the event.

Deke Morrison will display his 1926 Hackercraft and Ed Mitchell of Second Lake will be showing his classic Leighton.

“The Leighton is of particular interest because it’s lived on the Fulton Chain of Lakes since its birth in 1903,” said Carol Hornick of Old Forge, a co-organizer of the show.

Another new boat that can be viewed at this year’s show is 21-foot Chris Craft Classic Runabout, added Hornick.

Dunn’s Boat Service will be offering free rides aboard their antique Chris Craft vessel, Grace,  throughout the show.

Promptly at 2 p.m., the fleet will take off for a grand parade though the 1.5 mile channel that marks the beginning of the Fulton Chain of Lakes.

Awards will be given in a number of categories including historic, antique, classic, contemporary, and Exhibitors’ Choice. The viewing public may cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award.

There will be exciting events on land as well including canoe raffles, said event co-organizer Deke Morrison.

The Fulton Chain of Lakes Association (FCLA) will host an invasive species table to answer questions, provide information and serve as a drop off for aquatic plant samples.

Samples should be placed in a ziplock bag with a note attached, giving the day the plant was found, its location and the contributor’s name and phone number.

Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.

The event is organized by Carol Hornick, Tom Maltby, Robb  Kidd, Deke Morrison and Bill Ransom and hosted by the Adirondack Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. It is co-sponsored by the Central Adirondack Assoc-iation, Brooker’s Hardware & Lumber, the Strand Theatre, Water’s Edge Inn, Rivett’s Marine, Adirondack Bank, Water Safari/ Enchanted Forest, T.A. Down Construction Co., Shelter, DiOrio’s Supermarket and Old Forge Camping Resort.

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The third annual Broadway Meets Opera performance at View will be held Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Gould Hall.

Luigi Boccia

Luigi Boccia

Pianist Arthur McManus will accompany returning tenor Luigi Boccia and rising Irish soprano, Claudia Boyle, recent winner of the Interna-tional Maria Callas Award.

The first half of the performance features operatic pieces while the second half will cover broadway favorites in a combination of solos and duets. The diversity of pieces are intended for broad audience appeal. Continue reading

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Fashion models Karen Mitchell, Linda Gibbs and Joni Dyer

Fashion models Karen Mitchell, Linda Gibbs and Joni Dyer

The Women’s Fellowship group of Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church in Old Forge will be hosting its annual Fashions by the Lake Fashion Show and luncheon at North Woods Inn on Fourth Lake, on Wednesday, July 17 at noon.

The fashions will be provided by local shops and modeled by year-round and summer residents of the area. This year, the theme is “Family Fun in the Adirondacks” as portrayed by the myriad of clothing styles offered by local shops.

Profits from the event will support bone marrow transplant research. Continue reading

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St. William’s Chicken BBQ & Silent Auction set July 28

The annual Chicken BBQ and Silent Auction at St. William’s on Long Point in Raquette Lake will take place on Sunday, July 28 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Free transportation from the village dock will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will run continuously throughout the afternoon. Guests can enjoy lunch, or take a “to go” chicken dinner with them.

The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The Silent Auction will be held in the restored historic Church with lot items donated by friends and local business owners.

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Memorial service slated July 27 for Roland Christy

A memorial mass for Roland Christy, Sr., who passed away April 24, will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Old Forge on Saturday, July 27th at 5 p.m.

A celebration of Roland’s life will immediately follow the service.

The family invites all to come and share their stories, fond memories and pictures of Roland.

A reception will follow the celebration in the church’s social room.

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IMG_7188Over thirty artists from the Big Moose Lake and Twitchell Lake communities will display and sell their art on Saturday, July 13 at the Big Moose Lake Association Center on Higby Road.

The exhibition and sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m with a reception to meet the artists from 6 to 8 p.m.

Last year over 200 people attended the event, and some artists sold out of their work. Continue reading

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New York State Music Camp at Otter Lake where Dr. Bob was the camp doctor from 1947-1955

New York State Music Camp at Otter Lake where Dr. Bob was the camp doctor from 1947-1955

Dr. Dick Lindsay will share a power point presentation of photos, showcasing the local community and its members that he has compiled over the years from his and his family’s collection, at the Old Forge Library on Sunday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Lindsay and his brothers grew up in Old Forge and are Town of Webb School graduates. is parents were Dr. Robert and Trudy Lindsay. Continue reading

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