The Town of Inlet is getting ready for its 12th annual Frozen Fire & Lights on Saturday, February 22—a fun-filled day for the whole family.
The winter festival will include a book sale, ice skating, sledding and cross-country skiing opportunities at Fern Park, bonfires and fireworks.
A new addition to the day will be 120cc and Kitty Kat Fun Run races that will start at 3 p.m. at Fern Park.
Inlet Supervisor John Frey helps some cardboard sled racers at last year’s Frozen Fire & Lights.
Registration for the 4th Annual Cardboard Sled Race at Fern Park starts at 12:15 p.m. with the races beginning at 1 p.m.
This is the second of five in the Adirondack Cardboard Sled Race Circuit which began at Long Lake’s Winter Carnival on January 18th.
To qualify to win, you must enter the same sled in at least three of the five available races. Continue reading
Raquette Lake Winter Carnival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16 at various venues throughout the village along with snowshoe outings at Great Camp Sagamore.
The weekend kicks off on Saturday at 10 a.m. with activities for the kids, competitions and games.
At noon the Ladies Frying Pan Toss and Golf Drive competitions will begin. Continue reading
Revelers at this year’s Winter Carnival in Old Forge, set for February 14, 15 and 16, will have the opportunity to witness or participate in a new event on Sunday: a Winter Fat Bike Festival.
The event will include fat bike demo rides and a 20-minute timed race that encompasses the base of McCauley Mountain and a portion of the mountain’s nordic trail system.
Often described as “mountain bikes on steroids,” fat bikes are versatile bikes equipped with over-sized tires—up to four-inches wide—that are specially designed to ride on packed snow and other surfaces, such as sand.
The fat biking concept was developed in the late 1980’s in Alaska by cyclists looking for a way to navigate snowy trails. Continue reading
History will be made at the Strand Theatre in Old Forge on Friday, February 7 with the premier of The Lego Movie, the theater’s first film to be shown in 3D.
The three-dimensional capability came along with the theater’s total digitalization conversion, a process that has recently been completed.
The film will be available for viewing in two- and three-dimensional formats at varying times on the largest of the newer theater screens, according to Bob Card, Strand co-owner.
As an industry standard, tickets for three-dimensional films are two to three dollars more than regular films. However, as a thank you to the community for its support in the theater’s costly digital conversion process, 3D tickets will be priced at the same rate as the regular format.
The Eagle Bay Fire Department invites all local restaurants, professional and amateur cooks, and those who cook for local fire houses and organizations to enter its inaugural Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 22nd.
Chili will be judged in the following categories: Professional, Amateur, Fire Department and People’s Choice. Individuals, organizations and restaurants will compete to win cash prizes while fire departments vie for bragging rights and the honor of having their name engraved on a rotating trophy. Continue reading
Dakota Earl has been named to the Dean’s List at Finger Lakes Commu-nity College in Canandaigua for the fall semester for achieving a GPA of 3.55.
Earl is studying Music Recording Technology and has been accepted into the college’s Honors Program for the spring semester.
He is a 2013 graduate of the Town of Webb School and the son of Duke and Chris Earl of Inlet.
Herkimer County Clerk Sylvia M. Rowan has announced a change in hours for the Old Forge DMV Satellite Office at 183 Park Avenue.
Effective Wednesday, February 19 the office will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The office is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
The office will also be closed on Monday, February 17 in recognition of Presi-dents’ Day.
Information is available by calling (315) 369-3301.