Daily Archives: January 2, 2014

REPORT: CAP-21 impacts impressive array of projects in 2013

On behalf of The Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century (CAP-21) I would like to express my appreciation to all of our participating towns, organizations, businesses, families and individuals who supported our work throughout the year.

CAP-21 is pleased and honored to work with and represent the townships of Forestport, Webb, Inlet, Long Lake and Indian Lake in addressing common issues and helping to promote sustainable year-round Adirondack communities.

The CAP-21 Team:  Executive Director  Nick Rose, Board Vice-President Sandy Booton, Board President Tim Foley, Office Administrator Kristin Frymire (holding Dixie the Dog). Photo by Gina Greco

The CAP-21 Team: Executive Director Nick Rose, Board Vice-President Sandy Booton, Board President Tim Foley, Office Administrator Kristin Frymire (holding Dixie the Dog). Photo by Gina Greco

Much of our assistance is provided through the CAP-21 Community Grant Writing program, which is supported by The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, the Central Adirondack Association (CAA) and the Towns of Inlet and Webb.

During 2013, CAP-21 wrote and submitted grants in the amount of approximately $1.4 million.

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Old Forge’s Maddie Phaneuf earns spot on U.S. Youth Biathlon Team

Maddie Phaneuf of Old Forge was one of 13 athletes selected by the U.S. Biathlon Association to represent the United States at the upcoming World Youth and Junior Biathlon Championships that will be held in Presque Isle, ME.

Biathlete Maddie Phaneuf

Maddie Phaneuf

Phaneuf earned a berth on the team at the conclusion of a three-race trial series held at the Nordic Heritage Ski Center in Presque Isle on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 28, 29 and 30th.

The trials featured a sprint on Saturday, a pursuit on Sunday, and a sprint on Monday.

Athletes were given a percent-back score for each race and the best two of three results were averaged together.

Up to four athletes were chosen for each age category and sex, if they met a minimal percent-back threshold. Discre-tionary picks were also possible. Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo launches ad campaign to promote upstate snowmobiling

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo travelled to the Tug Hill region in the North Country on Monday, December 30 to launch “I [Snowmobile] NY,” the first part of a print, television, radio and digital, nationwide, $4.5 million winter tourism campaign aimed at promoting snowmobiling, skiing, and other recreational activities in Upstate New York.

Governor Andrew Cuomo at Tug Hill

Governor Andrew Cuomo at Tug Hill

Cuomo was joined by Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens at the Ridgeview Inn in Lowville to make the announcement of the new campaign which Cuomo said will welcome visitors from around the world to experience winter in Upstate New York.

“The North Country region is unmatched in its natural beauty and now offers new recreational trails for snowmobiling and a wide variety of other activities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to explore. As one of the biggest and growing employers in the state, the tourism industry continues to play a significant role in boosting our economy,” he said. Continue reading

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Otter Lake Fire Department Hosts Kids’ Christmas Party


Santa Claus paid a pre-Christmas visit to the Otter Lake Fire Department bringing gifts for area children and entertaining them with songs, games and a piñata stuffed with candy. The also enjoyed home-baked cookies and pizza donated by the Alder Creek Nice ’n Easy. Courtesy photo

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Webb UFSD: Early dismissal set Jan. 17 for students

Town of Webb UFSD Superintendent Rex Germer and Principal John Swick have announced that all students in grades kindergarten through 12 will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, January 17 as teachers will be involved in staff training activities. No lunches will be served.

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Kiwanis Tradition: 157 movie-goers attend free movie at Strand Theatre

The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, in cooperation with Bob Card and Helen Zyma of the Strand Theatre, sponsored its annual Bob Thayer Memorial Holiday Movie for Kids event on Saturday, December 21st.

According to event chairman Jim Connerty, 90 children and 67 adults attended the movie, Walking with Dinosaurs. Children were admitted free of charge and also received a complimentary drink and popcorn.  Continue reading

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Legion Post 893 says thank you

The members of Old Forge American Legion Post 893 would like to thank all who purchased tickets for the Wounded Warrior Program over Snodeo weekend. All proceeds will be used to bring three families from Fort Drum to Old Forge for an expense-paid weekend in June.

Winners of the raffles were: Ken Parkis – Basket of Cheer; Joel Couchman – Lamp donated by Cohen Family of Meyda Lighting Co., Utica; Tony Guido – Deep Fryer.

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