Major snowmobile manufacturers representing Arctic Cat, Polaris, SkiDoo and Yamaha will reveal their 2015 models at the 7th Annual Snofest at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge on March 7, 8, and 9th.
New model sleds
began unloading Thursday at George T. Hiltebrant Rec Center in Old Forge. Photo by Gina Greco
The weekend will include demo rides, snowmobile accessory vendors, live music, ice carvings and raffles.
On Saturday, North Country Heli-flight will be on location to give helicopter rides, weather permitting.
A fireworks display at 6:30 p.m. will top off the day. Continue reading
Two local individuals will be honored at the upcoming 6th Annual Herkimer County STOP-DWI Law Enforcement Recognition Breakfast for their efforts in curbing drinking and driving in their community.
Giselle Kress of MAC’s Safe Ride
Webb Patrolman A.J. Silverman
While the NYS DOT has responded to the pleas of Town of Webb Supervisor Ted Riehle to caution motorists by marking hazardous road conditions along sections of Route 28 from Old Forge to Eagle Bay—much of which can be attributed to consistently cold temperatures—Riehle said that TOW Public Works personnel have been dealing with their own set of problems with underground water systems due to the sub-zero weather. Continue reading
The Town of Forestport has added a new article to its Site Review Law, which governs the use and development of real property within the town.
The article, titled Article 16, allows for a variance process to be administered by the local Town Board.
This means property owners will be allowed to appeal decisions of the Forestport Planning Board and, if successful, be granted some form of a use variance.
First-term Supervisor Parker Snead, who took office at the start of the year, said the law was needed, as the town has no Zoning Ordinance, and thus, no Zoning Board of Appeals. Continue reading
With the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Forge just a week away, chairmen Chip Kiefer and Tim Foley want to remind revelers that there are many ways to participate in the iconic event.
O’Waiting on the Parade: Dawn Schweinsberg, Patty Foley, Chip Kiefer, and faux Irish Setters, Thatcher and Zona. Photo by Gina Greco
All are welcome to march in—or simply observe—the Friday, March 14 parade that will commence at 5 p.m. from Keyes Pancake House following a special blessing by Pastor Lawrence Bartel and Father Shane Lynch. Continue reading
Paige Schweinsberg, an eighth grade student at Town of Webb School, invites all to a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale at the Elks Lodge on Route 12 in Boonville on Sunday, March 9 from 8 to 11 a.m. to benefit the Foothills 4-H Saddle Club. Continue reading
Community Pride Day, the 13th annual clean-up day that involves the communities of Thendara, Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Big Moose, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Indian Lake, and Speculator, is scheduled for Wednesday, May 7th.
Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and a free lunch for their efforts. Continue reading