The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has been hired by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to help improve existing and design new mountain bike trails for the Moose River Plains with the goal of making this area a destination for mountain bicycling.
Above right: Ted Christodaro, owner of Pedals & Petals bike shop in Inlet, was involved this past summer in charting possible mountain bike routes through the Moose River Plains. Photo by Adam Coppola
A kickoff meeting was held in October in Albany with representatives from DEC including Forest Preserve Coordinator Karyn Richards, and Chris Leman, a trail specialist with IMBA.
Leman then spent five days walking and evaluating trails and looking for opportunities to expand the trail system between Inlet and Raquette Lake that would take the mountain bike experience to the next level.
Also participating were Max Wolckenhauer and McCrea Burnham, both of the DEC, along with Ted Christodaro, local contact for the initiative. Continue reading
Candy Land at the historic Thendara Town Hall is just one of the features of An Adirondack Christmas on Main Street that can be enjoyed by families.
Located a short walking distance from the Thendara Train Station, Candy Land is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 29, 30 and December 1, and on Saturday, December 7.
Visitors are invited to drop by and enjoy the many Christmas decorations, games, crafts, hot chocolate and treats.
For a taste of what’s in-store at Candy Land, visit http://vimeo.com/79793716 to view a video produced by Kurt and Ximena Gardner, owners of the local company, Adirondack Mountain Productions.
Like all small business owners in the area, Doug Collum sees hundreds of summer customers pass through the doors of his Old Forge shop where he manufactures and sells his unique beeswax stick-shaped candles.
Two summers ago a few admirers of his work purchased candles, telling Collum they were for their personal friend, media mogul and entrepreneur Martha Stewart.
Collum was flattered by the thought but skeptical that Stewart would actually ever receive the candles.
But this summer, the customers returned to say that they had gifted the candles to Stewart who was delighted with them.
They also hinted that he may be getting contacted by Martha Stewart Living magazine to have his stick candles featured in an upcoming issue.
Collum again questioned the validity of the conversation, but to his surprise, he received phone calls within weeks.
The 19th Annual Hospice Memorial Tree fundraiser will begin Monday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at Kinney Drugs on Route 28 in Old Forge.
Donations to The Hospice Tree of Support and Caring enables the volunteers in the Town of Webb to provide a person the dignity, integrity, and personal choice of spending his or her last days at home. Local members will man the tree through Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
The Kolb Family, each accomplished choral performers, will present a Christmas concert for all ages in View’s Gould Hall on Saturday, November 30 at 3 p.m. Rob Kolb, Lauralyn Kolb, David Kolb, and Katrina Schell are all from the Mohawk Valley and are highly acclaimed in voice and choir mastery.
The selections were put together especially for this occasion and include some light favorites such as Silver Bells, Winter Wonderland and White Christmas as well as some classical pieces including works by Handel. Continue reading
Children’s Book Signings have been scheduled locally to coincide with the holiday season’s Christmas on Main Street events in Old Forge and Inlet.
• Nancy Pulling Best will sign copies of her children’s book, Anna the Spider, at the Old Forge Hardware on Friday, November 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and The Adirondack Reader in Inlet from 2 to 4 p.m.
Best, a Thendara native and Town of Webb School graduate, enlisted the artistic talents of Mat Capron, also a Webb graduate, in illustrating the book. Continue reading
Izzie Worthen, president of the local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, conducted a pledge ritual for Dona Finkle at a meeting held at the home of Penny Smedley on Monday, September 16.
Dona Finkle, center, receives her Beta Sigma Phi pledge pin from Judy Herron. Also participating in the ceremony was Izzie Worthen, left. Photo by Karen Beck
Worthen was assisted by Judy Herron.
Twelve sorority members were in attendance.
Presently, Finkle is studying Beta Sigma Phi history and precepts with Smedley, sorority vice president.