Monthly Archives: February 2014

NY State Parks visitation tops 60 million in 2013; overnight camping hits new high

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) announced Wednesday that state campgrounds had their busiest year on record, while more than 60.1 million people visited New York state parks and historic sites in 2013.

This marks the second straight year that visitation has topped 60 million.

“It was a banner year for many of our popular upstate tourism destinations,” State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said.

“It’s wonderful to know that so many people are taking advantage of this scenic and beautiful system year after year,” she said. Continue reading

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Petitions available for Webb School Board candidates

One five-year term seat on The Town of Webb UFSD Board of Education—commencing on July 1—is up for election this year.

Any interested Towan of Webb resident may pick up a petition from District Clerk Diane Kull, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Deadline for filing a petition is due Monday, April 21, 2014. Continue reading

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Northern Forest Canoe Trail welcomes Karrie Thomas as new Exec. Director

Warren Cook, president of the board of directors of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, has announced that Karrie Thomas is its new executive director. Karrie Thomas

She takes over from outgoing director Kate Williams.

A native of New Hampshire, Thomas graduated from Colorado College.

Thomas is a whitewater kayaker who has co-led private expeditions to Chile, India, Mexico, Nepal, and Peru, as well as throughout North America. Continue reading

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Enjoy an opportunity to support the Eagle Bay Volunteer Hose Company

An open Letter to the Community:

Billy’s Italian-American Restaurant, located behind Walt’s Diner on Rte. 28 in Old Forge is the place to be on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

Once again, the Eagle Bay Volunteer Hose Co. Inc. is pleased to announce that Billy’s Italian-American Restaurant will be holding a Charity Benefit for the Eagle Bay Fire Department and will donate 20% of ALL SALES, including take-outs, for that evening to our fire department.  Continue reading

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Sometimes reminders are necessary

To the Editor:

Thanks, Andrew Getty, for the excellent article “Public Access: No one should have to do battle with a blocked exit” that appeared in your February 13 edition.

We first thought it was unfortunate that it had to be written in the first place but then thought it was probably a good thing.  Continue reading

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Scholarship opportunities available to Adirondack Mtn. school students

To the Editor:

This spring, Adirondack Foundation is offering $140,000 in scholarship opportunities to students and families seeking financial aid for higher education.

We encourage you to learn more from your school guidance counselor, or by visiting for a list of the scholarship grants available to Adirondack students, application information, and deadlines for submission.

A limited number of scholarships is available for current college students; the majority of scholarships are for high school graduating seniors. Continue reading

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Service planned for Stephen J. Carter, 60

Stephen J. Carter, 60, passed away December 28, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer in Sarasota, FL. Stephen married Phyllis Bolmer, formerly of Old Forge, and over the last 16 years vacationed every year in the Adirondack Mountains. Stephen Carter

He is survived by his wife, four children, four grandchildren, mother, three brothers, one sister, several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

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