The 6th annual Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the potters at VIEW, will take place on Friday, August 1 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Point Park in the center of Old Forge.
VIEW’s 2011 Ice Cream Social with Mirnie Kashiwa, at left, and Kerry Rodgers, right. File photo
Hand-built ceramic bowls made by the potters can be purchased with ice cream from Mercer’s Dairy of Boonville. There will be a variety of ice cream available as well as sundaes, brownie sundaes, and a choice of toppings. Continue reading
The 15th Annual Durant Days celebration will be held Friday through Sunday, August 1 to 3 at various locations throughout Raquette Lake.
The event honors the legacy of William West Durant, the architect and visionary of Great Camps architecture, who imagined a place where wealthy urbanites could escape the noise, smog and crowding created by the Industrial Age. Continue reading
The 5th annual Kinderwood Classic Golf Tournament, the biggest fundraising event of the year for the local preschool program, will be held at Thendara Golf Club, on Monday, August 4th.
The children and staff of the Town of Webb Summer Youth Program—many of them graduates of the Kinderwood Preschool Program—pose around the 18’ Bennington pontoon boat that will be raffled in support of the program. Photo by Gina Greco
The event will include a post-play dinner, an auction and raffles with proceeds supporting the school’s operational costs and scholarships for pre-schoolers.
Among the items up for auction are original paintings by area artists Ingrid Van Slyke and Karra Clark Detrick, and a framed wildlife photograph by local photographer Sue Kiesel. Continue reading
The annual Big Moose Community Chapel Bazaar will take place—rain or shine—from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 2 at the Chapel, which is located five miles west of Eagle Bay on Big Moose Road.
Family entertainer Fritz Henry will perform two free shows at 10:45 a.m. and noon behind the Chapel lakeside. His two sets will include classic children’s songs as well as sing-along originals and folk and pop classics for the young at heart. Continue reading
Town of Webb Police Chief John Russell was suspended with pay on Tuesday, July 29 pending an internal investigation and assessment of the police department.
An outside police consultant group has been hired to conduct this review.
The investigation is currently underway with a timeframe that is yet undetermined. Continue reading
Lorene ‘Lolly’ Russo, 79
Lorene “Lolly” Russo tragically passed away on Thursday December 19, 2013 in a house fire at her home in North Wilmington, DE.
Lolly was born and raised in Old Forge, the eldest girl in a family of 10 children. She became the consummate caregiver very early on with so many younger siblings to look after.
Lolly married her first love, Salvatore Russo, in 1953.
The New Eastcoast Arms Collectors Associates, Inc. (NEACA) will present a Gun Show and Adirondack Expo at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3rd.
The show will include vendors of guns, ammunition, and artwork. Sales of all modern firearms must go through an FBE, NICS background check. Continue reading