Kindergarten, first and second grade teachers and students at the Town of Webb School celebrated the 100th day of school on Wednesday, February 12 by dressing up as if they were 100 years old.
Growing up Fast… Standing Left to Right: M. Gaffney, A. Hitchcock, S. Pashley, T. Montanye, H. Stokes, S. Helmes, M. Balducci, G. Gardner, W. Parent, C. Langworthy. Kneeling, J. Warner and C. Armendola. Courtesy photo
Aside from dressing as centenarians, the students engaged in a variety of writing assignments to express their ideas on what their lives might be like long into the future.
The Town of Webb High School Boys and Girls Nordic Teams, coached by John Leach, competed in Section III Championships at McCauley Mountain on Sunday, February 9 where the girls earned the championship title.
Due to their performance, the girls earned high berths on the state team: 1st – Megan Greene; 2nd – Emily Greene; 5th – Olivia Phaneuf; 6th – Allyson Brosemer.
Named to the boys state team was Tecwyn Williams who earned a fifth spot.
Webb Nordic Skier Tecwyn Williams earned a spot on the NY State Team
The NYS Nordic Champion-ships will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 24 and 25. The distance race on Monday will be held at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area in Dansville, and Tuesdays’ relay race will be held at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua.
The Town of Inlet is ready for the annual Frozen Fire & Lights festival on Saturday, February 22, a day of bonfires, outdoor activities, fireworks and fun for the whole family.
The event will begin with a bonfire at Fern Park at 10 a.m.
A book sale will be held at the Inlet Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Inlet Youth Commission will sponsor a Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Inlet Town Hall.
There will also be free face painting from 2 to 4 p.m.
Outdoor activities begin at noon at Fern Park where there will be sledding, ice skating, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the trails. Continue reading
Hundreds of wheel-thrown bowls created by local pottery artists will be filled with chili, stews and soups and enjoyed by the public at View’s 8th annual Chili Bowl Luncheon that will take place at the arts center on Saturday, February 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Patrons can select their own bowl and choose from a variety of lunch selections donated by local restaurants.
The meal also includes bread, dessert and beverages. Continue reading
Sputnik Summer, a new Adirondacks-based novel written by Paul Castellani, has recently been published by North Country Books.
The book, set in 1958 in the fictional resort town of Hawk Cove—between Inlet and Old Forge—is a story of what happens when simmering tensions between summer tourists and the folks who serve them boil over.
Dramatic events force characters to question whether they can trust their friends and ponder the consequences should their secrets be revealed. Continue reading
The Town of Forestport, on behalf of the Planning Board, will host two upcoming workshops, Building Permits Made Easy, that will help property owners with their questions regarding building permits.
The workshops will be held at the Forestport Town Hall, 12012 Woodhull Rd. on Wednesday, February 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Professional staff will also be on-hand to help individuals complete the necessary forms to help make the building permit process as easy as possible.
More information is available by calling (315) 392-2801 ext. 6.
Watertown businessman Matt Doheny has announced his bid for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat and will seek the Republican, Independence and Conservative party lines for the November 4 election.
Doheny was a three-parties’ candidate in the 2012 election, losing by 1.9 percent of the vote to Representative Bill Owens in one of the closest House races in the nation.
Owens, a Democrat, announced on January 14 that he would not run for a third term.
A native of Alexandria Bay, Doheny, 43, is a graduate of Allegheny College and received his law degree at Cornell University. Continue reading