Monthly Archives: August 2013

Moose River Farm Authors’ Fair draws book and animal lovers

Anne Phinney and Linda Martin with Rosemary the Iguana

Anne Phinney and Linda Martin with Rosemary the Iguana

Over 100 book and animal fans traveled to Moose River Farm on Saturday, August 24 for an Authors’ Fair and to celebrate the release of farm owner Anne Phinney’s first book, “Finding My Way to Moose River Farm: Living with Animals in the Adirondacks.”

Attendees enjoyed touring the farm and interacting with some of the animals that appear as characters in the book.

Booksigning volunteers, from front, Karleigh Hollister, Hailey Craig, Alexis Hollister, and Alex Sutherland

Booksigning volunteers, from front, Karleigh Hollister, Hailey Craig, Alexis Hollister, and Alex Sutherland

Also in attendance at the fair were Justin, Gary and Carol VanRiper, authors of the Adirondack Kids book series; Brendan O’Meara, author of “Six Weeks in Saratoga,” and Nancy Best, author of “How to Cook Adirondack.”

Phinney said she was delighted with the turnout for the fair and is considering making it an annual event.

She offered a big thank you to all her friends who helped pull the event together, and expressed particular thanks to her young volunteers Alex Sutherland, Alexis and Karleigh Hollister, Hailey and Robbie Craig, Trinity Liddle, and Courtney and Lauren Holt.

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Area communities planning to host several Labor Day weekend events

Otter Lake

The Otter Lake Fire Department and Auxiliary will host its annual Steak Bake & Summer New Year’s Eve Party on Sunday, September 1st.

The steak dinner begins at 4 p.m. and the cost is $12. Dinner includes a 10 oz. strip steak, salt potatoes, corn and dinner roll.

Refreshments will also be available.

Live music by Johnny and the Triumphs will begin at 7 p.m.

The fire department’s  29th Annual Truck Raffle Drawing will take place at approximately 10 p.m. All are invited to  join in the celebration.

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An open letter to Forestport voters Candidate Sowich looking to improve department

September 10th is fastly approaching, and you the voters have to decide in this all important primary election who you would like to see as your next Highway Superintendent.

I have no other endorsement from any other political party. I made several calls to Republican party, the Independence party, as well as the Conservative party to seek endorsement during the signature process to be screened, but to no avail.

I didn’t as much as receive a courtesy call from any one of them indicating yay or nay. So the time for affirmative action is now. I am on the outside looking in.

Seems that the Forestport highway employees are throwing their support behind current superintendent Bill Gardner. Why wouldn’t they after reading my article, in which I stated that I would work with them on a daily basis when time allows and would also try to save the town money on wasted overtime that could be used somewhere else in the budget to possibly accomplish something  that needs attention.

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Female friends gather, fundraise in memory of Kirsty Sutherland

The Barry family hosted female friends of the late Kirsty Sutherland at an All-Girls Cocktail Party at their Eagle Bay Park home on Sunday, August 25th.


Kate Russell, Sharon Evans, and Annette Scheidelman

The outdoor party, organized by Laura Lester and her mother, Deb Barry, was held in memory of Kirsty, in support of her namesake culinary scholarship and the beautification of Eagle Bay, one of her pet projects.

Party-goers enjoyed Kirsty’s signature appetizers and beverages as they traded Kirsty stories.

The party was beautifully decorated by Kate Russell of Mountain Greenery and Lori Zellweger of Wilderness Interiors, who along with Kirsten Down of Adirondack Accents  donated a variety of items for a gift basket raffle. A handmade quilt was also raffled and all ticket sales were directed to the scholarship/beautification fund.

Lester, who modeled the party after similar end-of-summer gatherings she shared with her great friend, said she plans on making this an annual event.

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Adirondack Canoe Classic 2014 launches from Old Forge, Sept. 6

Paddlers from all over the country will come to the Adirondacks from September 6 through 8 to participate in the three-day Adirondack Canoe Classic also known as “The 90-Miler.”

Now in its 31st year, the race celebrates the historical means of transportation through the original “highways of the Adirondacks.”

The 90-mile course offers a mix of lake and river flat water paddling and includes 5.25 miles of carries. The number of boats is limited to 275 with the number of paddlers reaching upwards of 600.

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Louise Gaylord to sign copies of latest novel at Old Forge Hardware

Award-winning local author Louise Gaylord will be at the Old Forge Hardware on Saturday, August 31 from 10 a.m. to noon to sign copies of her new novel, Sutton Place.

Gaylord has been a novelist for twenty years and is best known for her Allie Armington mysteries.

Sutton Place is the second in a trilogy and is her sixth novel. Her last novel, Dark Lake, a suspense-filled thriller, was set in the Adirondacks.

Sutton Place is the story of a wealthy New York City family and the lives of the two daughters as secrets start to surface.

In addition to novels, Gaylord has also written a cookbook, Recipes from Camp Trillium, named for her family’s Adirondack summer home. The cook book won honorable mention at the 2010 San Francisco Book Festival and Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards, for which two of her other books were finalists.

Gaylord divides her time among Old Forge, Santa Barbara and Houston.

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Eagle Bay F.D. open house set

The Eagle Bay Volunteer Hose Co., Inc. and its Ladies Auxiliary are planning an Open House at its fire station located at 5516 State Rte. 28 in Eagle Bay.

The end-of-summer event will be held on Sunday, September 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All are welcome to visit the facility, meet the members and ask questions, inspect the trucks and check out the other rescue equipment.

Food and  Refreshments will be available.

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