Jason Perkins, Director of the Town of Webb Recreation Department, offered a proposal to the Town Board on Monday, January 20th, regarding the installment of an indoor sports facility at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street.
The funding for the project was explained by Nick Rose, Executive Director of CAP-21, who said a state reimbursement grant would be used.
The George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center in Old Forge. Photos by Gina Greco
The total estimated cost is $14,262.98.
This includes indoor field turf, two soccer goals, protective netting and the hardware for installing it, soccer balls, and a portable scoreboard.
Forty-four hockey teams from across the country will come to Inlet on Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25 to compete in the Adirondack Ice Bowl Pond Hockey Festival.
Photo by Mark Hannah
The action will take place on Fourth Lake in front of The Woods Inn with teams of four competing in three guaranteed games consisting of two 15-minute halves and a five-minute intermission.
Registration opens on Friday at 7:30 a.m. Preliminary round play is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.
The Central Adirondack Association (CAA) held its annual meeting at The Old Mill restaurant on Wednesday, January 22, offering members and guests an opportunity to enjoy appetizers and refreshments while discussing business in a casual, social setting.
Laurie Barkauskas, CAA event coordinator, delivered an overview of events sponsored by the CAA in 2013, and ideas for future events were welcomed.
Elections for the organization were not held this year as the slate of officers are entering the second of their two-year terms.
Current officers are Kelly Noonan-Greene, president; Nick Bankert, 1st vice-president; Gary Staab, 2nd vice-president; Chip Kiefer, treasurer; and Deb Carhart, secretary.
The newly formed Forestport Chamber of Commerce will be holding an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 28, so interested community members can learn about the organization’s mission and meet the founding board members.
Attendees will also be able to meet with other local business owners for general and business related conversation.
Light refreshments will be available.
The meeting will take place at the Buffalo Head Restaurant starting at 6 p.m., and anyone interested is welcome to attend.
In a move that would purportedly save state and local governments, as well as taxpayers, about $50 million, the New York State Assembly passed legislation on January 13 to establish the fourth Tuesday in June as New York’s Primary Day for both federal and state offices.
New York’s primary has been held on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in September, although prior to 1974 primary elections were held in June.
After the 2009 MOVE Act was enacted, New York’s primary was not in compliance with federal law because it was too close to the deadline for transmitting military and overseas absentee ballots, 45 days prior to a general federal election. Continue reading
In the report of Town of Webb board activity that appeared on Page 20 of last week’s Weekly Adirondack, paragraph 17 should have indicated that Council-woman Russell was in agreement with citizen Trimbach, that the current bridge situation on Route 28 is not ideal with regard to concurrent use by automobiles, snowmobiles and pedestrians.
The Eagle Bay Fire Department is sponsoring a benefit spaghetti dinner for member Sid Payne III, who was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident on the Big Moose Road on January 4th.
The fundraising event will be held Saturday, February 15 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the department’s fire hall on Route 28.
The cost of the dinner is $10 per person and includes spaghetti, meatballs, sausage and salad. Take-outs will be available.
There will also be a 50/50 Raffle and a raffle for a Basket of Cheer.
Proceeds will assist with Payne’s medical expenses, including those relating to surgeries, hospitalization, and physical therapy.
Those unable to attend can send a donation to: Benefit for Sid Payne III, P.O. Box 102, Eagle Bay, NY 13331.