The Old Forge Ballet Company will present its annual production of The Nutcracker at the Strand Theatre on Saturday, December 7, and Artistic Director Sue Ann Lorenz-Wallace, has announced this year’s cast which includes company members who have performed for the past 20 years along with some new faces.
Kerissa Dunn, Alison Russell, Renee Smith, and Ashley and Katie Ludwig. Photo by Gina Greco
The complete cast of 35 includes performers representing the communities of Eagle Bay, Inlet, Old Forge, Thendara, Woodgate, Boonville and Forestport.
Laurie Waranis, a teacher at the ballet company, will return to her role as Frau Stahlbaum with Clint Otto returning as Herr Stahlbaum.
Portraying their daughter Clara in the matinee performance is Kerissa Dunn, with Alison Russell in the role for the evening performance. Continue reading
The snowmobile trail system in the Towns of Webb and Inlet officially open on Monday, December 9 and will be celebrated at the 37th Annual Snodeo, the traditional kick-off event of the snowmobile season on Friday through Sunday, December 13, 14 and 15th.
Sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association, Snodeo will be held at the George T. Hiltebrant Recrea-tion Center on North Street which will be filled with sleds, gear and accessories that will appeal to snowmobile enthusiasts of all ages.
Kitty Kat Racers will compete again at Old Forge’s 2013 Snodeo
Representatives from the four major manufacturers—Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski Doo and Yamaha—will be on-hand with their 2014 models.
Additional vendors include CHO-KO, Camoplast, Sled-freak, Mach Studs, Premiere, and many other vendors offering holiday shopping opportunities.
Snodeo will be open Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., with food provided by the Northwoods Women’s Club and beverages provided by North Woods Inn.
Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Vintage Snowmobile Show will begin at 10 a.m. with awards presented in 15 different categories at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. All participants receive dash plaques. Continue reading
Among the many activities planned for this weekend’s Adirondack Christmas on Main Street event in Old Forge will be the “Let it Snow” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, December 8th.
The run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. at Point Park in the center of town and will take participants down the decorated Main Street, through the back roads of Thendara and back.
The flat course will appeal to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities.
Participants are encouraged to come dressed in holiday attire and along with prizes awarded to the top three male and female winners in each age category, there will be a top prize for the individual wearing the best holiday costume. Continue reading
This year’s event dedicated to memory of Bob Lowenberg
Goodsell Museum’s Kate Lewis, left,
and Kristy Rubyor try out some vintage typewriters, part of the “Wired to Wireless” exhibit. Photo by Gina Greco
The trustees of the Town of Webb Historical Associa-tion invites all members and the public to its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8 from noon to 3 p.m.
The event, which will be held at the Goodsell Museum at 2993 State Route 28, will mark the official opening of the organization’s featured exhibit, “Webb: Wired to Wireless-Technology Comes to Town,” which chronicles the technological changes brought to the area in the last hundred years.
Refreshments will be served.
The Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club will offer a children’s snowmobile safety course on Saturday, December 14 at the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services building on the corner of Route 28 and Limekiln Rd. The course begins at 8 a.m.
Registration is available by calling Ernie Gilbert at (315) 369-3695.
The community is invited to gather at Niccolls Memor-ial Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, December 10 to take part in a special “Service of Remembrance,” a service for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, lonely, or facing challenges during the Christmas season.
The service begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include prayer, scripture, music by the Niccolls choir and instrumentalist Bob Liddle, and the symbolic act of candle lighting.
Niccolls Memorial Presby-terian Church will hold its Christmas eve Family Candlelight Service at the Moose River Farm of Anne and Rod Phinney on Rondaxe Road.
The story of Jesus’ birth, according to the gospel of Luke, will be told surrounded by horses, donkeys, goats, dogs and even a potbellied pig. Through spoken word and carols, the Christmas story will be told by participants of all ages in this unique and authentic atmosphere.
Due to limited parking, a school bus will shuttle people from the Niccolls Church parking lot to the Moose River Farm starting at 4:30 p.m. The candlelight service begins at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading