Ola Helen Chase Austin of Gales Ferry, CT, formerly of Old Forge, died October 18, 2013 following a long illness.
Born July 11, 1924 in Utica, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Ola Denio Chase. She married Ralph Austin of Old Forge in 1944.
She was a 1942 graduate of the Town of Webb Schools and received her RN from Memorial Hospital of Utica in 1945. Mrs. Austin worked for the Veterans Administration Hospitals and The Visiting Nurse Association before retiring in 1984. Continue reading
The Town of Webb UFSD Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday, December 17, where it took the following actions. The following summary does not represent approved minutes of the board.
Approved the Minutes of December 3, 2013 meeting.
Approved the Warrants and Claims.
Approved the Treasurer’s Report for November 2013.
Approved the appointment of Substitute Teacher and Teacher Aide: William Brosemer
Appointed the following as 2013-2014 winter sport coaches: Boys’ Modified Basketball – Thomas Greco; Volunteer to Assist Alpine Ski Coach – Terry Murray
Approved the Committee on Special Education Recom-mendations.
Appointed members to the Board of Voter Registration for 2013–2014 school year: Midge Daiker, Sue Russell, Marion Gibson
Declare surplus the Cleveland 2-door steamer.
Approved the Education Course Credit Requests as submitted by Robert Fountain “School Law for Educators” and “School Finance for Educators”. Continue reading
Growing up on Limekiln Lake meant snow, and lots of it. I’m not sure how many pairs of mittens, gloves and hats I brought in the house each winter that were frozen, wet, and floppy, but the numbers must have been staggering.
The brick hearth base of our Ben Franklin stove was littered with many socks and outer gear that were in various states of dryness.
One particular chilly Decem-ber morning I planned to fill the wood ring and had hopes of working on the snow fort I had started the afternoon before. Continue reading
The Kinderwood Pre-school Program’s class of three year olds celebrated the holidays with a Christmas party on Wednesday, December 17 in the Kinderwood room at View.
Head teacher Diane Heroux with Gaige and Garrett Stanley. Photos by Gina Greco
These students, along with the four-year-old class, will be taking a two-week break for Christmas, but will return for instruction in January.
As the fall session comes to a close, the Kinderwood Board of Directors asks that the community keep the preschool program in mind as they consider their end of the year charitable donations.
The two most important things for any building are early warning detection and the ability to get out.
All fire codes are modeled around this fundamental concept.
The Town of Webb has the same set of fire codes as any other town, village or city.
The fire codes are part of the more comprehensive set of codes known as the International Building Code of New York.
Within NYS law, it is also referred to as the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, “The Uniform Code.” Continue reading
To all of my senior veteran brothers:
Someone sent me this and I just had to share it with all you “OLD GUYS.”
I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists as you can’t be older than 42 to join the military.
They’ve got the whole thing bassackwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to fight, they ought to send us OLD GUYS. You shouldn’t be able to join the military until you are at least 35. Continue reading
The Old Forge Post Office will be open until noon on Christmas eve, Tuesday, December 24 and will be open for its regular hours of operation on Thursday, December 26th. It will be closed, Wednesday, January 1st.
The Post Office staff wishes all its patrons a happy holiday season.