The 12.8 mile snowmobile trail connecting the communities of Inlet and Raquette Lake through the Moose River Plains will be open for its first full snowmobile season despite a lawsuit that states the construction and maintenance of the trail violates the State’s Constitution and State law.
The Seventh Lake Mountain Multiple Use Trail, which runs from the Limekiln Lake-Cedar River Road to the Sagamore Road in Raquette Lake, was officially opened last February as a community connector trail.
It is joined with the current Moose River Plains Wild Forest trail system that connects to Newcomb in Essex County and Old Forge in Herkimer County. Continue reading
The 22 inches of fresh snow and cold temperatures that dropped this week are just what snowmobilers and area businesses ordered for the 37th Annual Snodeo that will take place at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street this weekend, December 13, 14 and 15th.
When the Fulton Chain
region got whacked with snow this week, sledders wasted little time before hitting the outdoors, including this rider who ventured to the trails from Old Forge.
Photo by Gina Greco
All four major snowmobile manufacturers—Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski Doo and Yamaha—will be displaying their 2014 machines, as well as offering a chance to win one in this year’s Snodeo raffle on Sunday.
Doors will be open on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature, a vintage snowmobile show, youth snowmobile races, and a fireworks display on Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
The raffle for the snowmobile and cash prizes will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Snodeo is sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association. A full schedule of weekend activities can be found at www.snodeo.com.
With the area receiving 22 inches of powdery snow in the last two days, McCauley Mountain Manager Steve Uzdavinis has announced that the mountain will begin its full winter season of operation on Saturday, December 14th.
Due to low temperatures that allowed for snowmaking conditions in November, the mountain has been open weekends since Friday, November 30—the earliest opening in 25 years. Continue reading
A group of local friends of the late Roland Christy, Sr. have recently established The Roland D. Christy, Sr. Memorial Fund, a scholarship fund that will benefit a Town of Webb School graduate pursuing higher education.
Administered by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., the annual scholarship, which will begin in 2015, will be presented to a student pursuing a four- or two-year degree or trade school certificate who best exemplifies Roland’s characteristics and shows financial need.
The fund will be endowed so only the income from the fund will be paid out. Therefore, the fund will live forever.
The organizing committee, Steve Young of Eagle Bay, Penny Stuart and Brad Damon of Inlet, and Tim White of Old Forge, have set a fund raising goal of $25,000 or more which would enable the fund to award at least a $1,000 scholarship per year, as earnings allow. Contributions of all sizes are welcome and tax-deductible. Continue reading
Eileen Tobin, coordinator of the Food Pantry at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Old Forge, has released her annual report which reflects the assistance given to the community from November 2012 through November 2013.
Her report shows the need in the area for this resource which is made entirely possible through the cooperation of various organizations and the generosity of the community.
Tobin said that 313 households utilized the pantry, 398 adults, 76 elderly, and 211 children. A total of 9,055 meals were provided. Continue reading
Councilwoman Kate Russell reported Tuesday that all of the new energy efficient windows have been installed at the McCauley Mountain chalet in time for the new ski season, and the improvement in the chalet’s interior warmth is significant.
Also helping is the removal of a roof that had been installed years ago temporarily, but never disassembled. Now the sun is able to shine through the windows, warming the interior, Russell said. Continue reading
All are invited to take part in the 9th annual Cookie Swap at the Inlet Town Hall on Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m.
Interested bakers are asked to bring three dozen of their favorite cookies to swap with other participants. Bring your recipes so they can be copied and shared with others.
Coffee and hot chocolate will be served along with samples of the goodies.