Monthly Archives: August 2013

Old Forge: Public meeting set for Remsen-Lake Placid rail plan

Old Forge will be one of four locations where the New York State Department of Environ-mental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will hold public meetings in the next few weeks regarding the management of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor, a 119-mile rail line in the western Adirondack Mountains.

Information and comments gathered from the public and stakeholder groups will help the commissioners of the two state agencies determine whether to amend the Remsen-Lake Placid Corridor Unit Management Plan.

The plan, adopted by DEC and NYSDOT in March 1996, assesses the natural and physical resources along the 100-foot-wide corridor and identifies opportunities for public use.

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Four days of Adirondack outdoor experiences set for Wounded Warriors

The Wounded Warrior Project will come to the Adirondacks from September 5 to 8, offering four days of activities for 16 servicemen and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Wounded Warrior Project has the goal of supporting a generation of wounded warriors to be well-adjusted in mind and body, economically empowered and connected to one another.

The weekend’s events in and around Old Forge will offer wounded service members opportunities for fishing, canoeing and kayaking, horseback riding, hiking and more.

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Falling Leaves Craft Fair returns Saturday, Aug. 31

A Falling Leaves Craft Fair is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 31 at the Park Avenue Building in Old Forge. The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature quilts, pottery, floral arrangements, jewelry, jams and jellies, and many more homemade items.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase on-site.

A Cookie Walk will also take place throughout the event. Anyone wishing to support the walk can drop their homebaked cookies off by 10 a.m. the day of the fair.

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VIEW: Painting, party, auction to highlight the weekend’s Plein Air

More than 40 artists will come to the area over Labor Day weekend for View’s 5th Annual Plein Air Paint Out.

Beginning on Friday, August 30, artists from all over New York and the north east will come to paint the scenes, landmarks and characters found in Old Forge and its surrounding communities.

A preview party held on Saturday offers an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and take a sneak peak at their artwork that will be auctioned on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members. The party begins at 4:30 p.m. and also includes food, beverages and live music by Monk Rowe.

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Cabin in the Woods concert to feature pianist Timothy Chan on September 8

View will present the 2013 Crane School of Music Concerto Competition winner at the Cabin in the Woods concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 8.

Timothy Chan will perform on a 1908 Steinway Concert B grand piano with selections that will include Bach, Frank, Debussy, and Liszt. Due to limited seating in this intimate space, reservations are required by calling View at (315) 369-6411 no later than Wednesday, September 4th.

Born in New York City, Chan started playing the piano at the age of seven. He studied music privately and attended Queens Borough Community College (QCC) and the City College of New York.  Continue reading

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CAP-PY Ducks launch Sept. 1 in annual derby

CAP-21’s annual CAP-PY Duck Derby is set for Sunday, September 1 and all are invited to join in the fun by adopting a single or flock of ducks for an opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including a possible prize of $100,000.

Ducks are $5 each or $20 for a flock of five and can be purchased online at, at the CAP-21 office at Hemmer Cottage, the Old Forge Visitor Information Center, and the Old Forge Farmers’ Market on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Ducks will also be for sale at the Old Forge busy corner over the weekend.

The ducks will be dropped over the Old Forge bridge into the Moose River at noon the day of the event.

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Ed says thanks

To the editor:

Much time has gone by but it’s not too late to say thank you to those who helped me get medical attention when needed: Dr. Socash and his staff, EMT’s, and ambulance drivers, neighbors, and those who came out of the woods to help.

We may only have a one doctor facility, but they operate as good as the cities.

Sincerely yours,

Edward Diamond

Old Forge

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