Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sink-A-Boat: Woodgate Fire Dept. hosts 3rd water-themed fundraiser

The Woodgate Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its 3rd annual Sink-A-Boat Fundraiser on Saturday, August 3rd. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the White Lake Shores Beach A.

Fire department teams consisting of four members each will be tied and anchored approximately 65 feet apart in 12 foot rowboats on the lake. The teams will attempt to sink each other’s boats with water from a small-diameter fire hose.

Members of the Eagle Bay Fire Dept shown competing in 2012

Members of the Eagle Bay Fire Dept shown competing in 2012


The Woodgate Fire Chief using his head

The Woodgate Fire Chief using his head

The contest will follow a double elimination format with the winning team receiving a rotating trophy and the top three teams each receiving a plaque.

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View Antique Show and Sale set July 27 & 28 in Old Forge

View will present the 39th Annual Antiques & Vintage Show and Sale at the George T, Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28th.

Antique dealers will offer over 60 booths of quality antique furniture, smalls, rare books, oriental rugs, rustic furniture, silver, jewelry, postcards and collectibles.

There will be early buy hours from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday only. Regular show hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $6 which covers entry on both days, and  $15 for early buy hours. Children ages12 and under are admitted free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase both days.

For a $1 off admission coupon, and a list of this year’s dealers visit Coupon does not apply to early buy admission.

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View’s ‘Little Things’ exhibit to open with Big Party on Saturday, July 27th

View will kick-off its  exhibition of artwork in miniature with a “Little Art, Big Party,” opening event on Saturday, July 27th from 6 to 8 p.m.

“The Little Things” exhibit will showcase artwork that is a maximum of 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches, or  small enought to fit in a 3” cube.

Vern Rink. a View summer intern, begins arranging the 400 items to be unveiled at View's Little Things, Big party on Saturday

Vern Rink. a View summer intern, begins arranging the 400 items to be unveiled at View’s Little Things, Big party on Saturday

The party will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a chance to win the work of artists from all over the country.

With paid admission to the opening, guests will receive 50 chances to win their favorite work. Admission is $25 per person/$40 couple.

For the remainder of the exhibition chances to win  favorite artworks will be $1 each. Every chance submitted will also serve as a vote toward the artist to win best in show.

Also on display with “The Little Things” will be more miniatures by Adirondack artists, Donna and Richard Wormwood.

Their exhibit titled “Adiron-dack Rustic Miniatures: Relive history in miniature,” and features the couple’s handcrafted Adirondack rustic miniatures which they have been making since mid-1980s.

Donna focuses on Adirondack furniture items and more, while Richard builds miniature log cabins, lean-tos and scale replicas of Adirondack great camps complete with accessories such as canoes, guide boats, snowshoes, fishing creels and archery sets with flint arrowheads.

All pieces are made from items found in nature in the fields and forests surrounding their home in Thurman, NY.

More information about the opening is available at (315) 369-6411 or

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Letter to Editor Support your home in the Adirondacks

To the Editor:

Support View, attend a show, take a workshop, become a member, donate money. The arts enrichens us. Thanks to Mirnie for the clothespin art show many moons ago.

Support the Strand. Go out to a movie, buy popcorn, contribute to the digital/go dark campaign. Movies entertain us. Bob and Helen give so much to our kids and community.

Support the library, read a book, attend a lecture. Knowledge is a good thing.

Support the churches. Go to a service, donate to any of the many mission projects. They support Good Karma.

Support the local EMS/Fire Departments. These folks are all volunteers!! It’s not uncommon to have three ambulances out at one time. They can save your life!

Support our shops and innkeepers. Buy local, stay local. This is a very special and unique place. Full of lots of characters and unpredictable weather.

We are proud to have called this place our home for 25 years.


Caroline & Philip Pepper

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View Ice Cream Social benefit set for Aug. 2

The 4th annual Ice Cream Social benefitting View, the arts center in Old Forge, will be held on Friday, August 2 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Point Park on Main Street in Old Forge.

Enjoy an ice cream sundae and keep the handmade ceramic bowl. The one-of-a-kind bowls for the event were created by area potters in the pottery studio at View. Prices range from $10 to $20 for a ceramic bowl and ice cream sundae, or $5 for just an ice cream sundae.

In case of rain the event will move across the street to the Old Forge Fire Hall. More information about the event is available by calling View at (315) 369-6411 or at

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Thendara golf tourney winners determined by one-hole playoff

Michael Kilcher and Gene Bullis were the winners of the 2013 Men’s Member Guest Tournament at Thendara Golf Course on Saturday, July 20th.

The Team of Kilcher and Bullis

The Team of Kilcher and Bullis

After winning their flight, they competed against five other flight winners in an exciting one-hole playoff.

Surrounded by an audience of 60 players and spectators, Kilcher and Bullis competed in the alternate shot format and went on to make par on the first hole to win the contest.

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Learn about Adirondack Guideboats at Goodsell Museum lecture, July 31

Ted Comstock, Adirondack historian, former curator and current “small” boat appraiser at the Adirondack Museum will speak about boat builders Grant, Parsons and Seeber during the Goodsell Museum’s Lectures on the Lawn Series on Wednesday, July 31st.

During the presentation, the museum’s boat collection will also be on display.

Comstock is the broker of over one hundred guideboats, skiffs and canoes and resides in Saranac Lake.

The presentation will be held on the side lawn of the Goodsell Museum at 2:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a chair or blanket. In case of bad weather the lecture will be moved into the carriage barn.

The Goodsell Museum is located at 2993 State Route 28 in Old Forge, across the street from the post office.

More information is available by calling (315) 369-3838.

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