Thanks to the work of the Town of Webb Highway Department, four new Fit-Trail exercise stations have been installed on the Maple Ridge trail.
Claire and Finn Christy of Greefield Center test one of the new exercise stations on the Maple Ridge Trails. Photo by Marianne Christy
These exercise stations are part of two Herkimer County HealthNet recreation grants received by the Town of Webb and the Town of Webb School District.
The intent is to provide additional exercise and recreation opportunities along a unique and challenging hiking trail. The Town anticipates installing three additional stations next spring.
Trail maps for the Maple Ridge-McCauley Trail system are available at the kiosk along the entrance on the TOBIE Trail. These exercise stations were obtained through the grant writing assistance of CAP-21.
CAP-21 Executive Director Nick Rose welcomes all feedback from anyone who utilizes the fitess trails. He can be contacted at (315) 369-3353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amid recent high profile denouncements of the New York State Common Core education standards and State Education Commissioner John King’s having to cancel and now reschedule and restructure informational meetings on the standards because of the contentious atmosphere, Town of Webb Superintendent Rex Germer and Principal John Swick both said they are taking a cautious approach to this relatively new program.
Adopted by the board of Regents in 2011, the Common Core learning standards are a set of goals and expectations for what students need to learn in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level to ultimately be college- and career-ready. Continue reading
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has announced that more than half of the eligible homeowners in New York state have registered for their Basic STAR exemptions.
Commissioner Thomas H. Mattox reminds homeowners that they must register with New York State even though they initially applied for Basic STAR with their local assessors. Continue reading
…The area experienced its first snowfall of the season on Thursday, October 24th. John Mitchell, weather data collector for the Town of Webb, said as of 8 a.m. there were 2.7 inches of measurable snow on the ground. Photo by Gina Greco
The Adirondack North Country Association, on behalf of the Adiron-dack Nonprofit Network and Adirondack Common Ground Alliance, will be hosting a one-day summit on to examine the impact of the region’s nonprofit organizations.
It will be held Thursday, November 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.
The event will also serve as the unveiling of a study that analyzes the regional impact of 36 nonprofits. Continue reading
The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks annually provides twelve benches in Old Forge upon which visitors can take a rest and watch what’s going on along Main Street.
From left, back row: Dee Kraft; Co-Chair, Chris Kraft; Penny Stuart; Carmen Mastroianni; Ray Schoeberlein; President Mike Griffin; Front Row: Co-Chair Tom Smedley; Sheila Brady and Chris Gaige.
The benches are placed along Main Street in time for Memorial Day weekend in the spring and placed in storage shortly following Columbus Day.
In the spring, a group of Kiwanis and Key Club members sand, paint and reassemble the benches for placement.
A team of Kiwanis members recently removed the benches for winter storage.
Tom Smedley and Chris Kraft, co-chairs of the Kiwanis Main Street Bench Committee, expressed their thanks to the Town of Webb for allowing use of the Hiltebrant Recreation Center for winter storage of the benches.
Activities are planned throughout the week in celebration of Halloween.
• Community members of all ages are invited to the Old Forge Library’s annual Halloween Costume Contest and Party on Friday, October 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded in both the adult and children’s costume categories. There will be refreshments and craft projects, and photos of each participant will be taken.