Monthly Archives: August 2014

Local communities hosting Labor Day weekend festivities

Communities in the region have an array of events planned for the Labor Day holiday weekend, that runs this year from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1.

Joe Angerosa

Joe Angerosa

Among those communities are Otter Lake, Old Forge, Inlet and Long Lake.

Details of their events are as follows:

— Otter Lake —

The Otter Lake Fire Department and Auxiliary will host its 30th Annual Steak Bake and Truck Raffle on Sunday, August 31st. Continue reading

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Falling Leaves Craft Fair returns to Park Ave. Building on Aug. 30th

A Falling Leaves Craft Fair is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 30 at the Park Avenue Building in Old Forge.

The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature quilts, pottery, floral arrangements, jewelry, jams and jellies, and many more homemade items.

Coffee, beverages and donuts from the Eagle Bay Donut Shop will be available for purchase on-site.  Continue reading

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Eating Local in the Adirondacks subject of Old Forge Library program, Sept. 2nd

Author and historian Hallie Bond will offer a presentation, Eating Local in the Adirondacks: A History, at the Old Forge Library on Tuesday September 2 at 7 p.m.

In her lastest book, Adirondack Cookbook, which she co-authored with veteran chef Stephen Topper, Bond combines her historical research on regional food ways with Topper’s reinvention of traditional cuisine for a fresh take on Adirondack dining.   Continue reading

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Molly Rodriguez receives Mary Russell scholarship

M1044425_344891122311284_999426199_nolly Rodriguez of Old Forge, a second year student at Lemoyne College and St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, is this year’s recipient of the Mary Russell Continuing Education Scholarship which is provided by the Old Forge American Legion Post 183 Ladies Auxiliary.

Each year the auxiliary awards the scholarship to a student pursuing higher education—be it college, technology school, graduate or trade school—following high school.

It is named in honor of late auxiliary member Mary Russell, a proponent of continuing education.

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Card of thanks

Thank you for the cards, hugs, words of encouragement, and meals during our difficult loss of our father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather. We find strength in this caring community in which we live.

The Family of Thomas Deis

Rebecca Deis, Patti Smith, Karen Gambino, Jim Deis, Ann Greene, and Steve Deis

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New regulations seek to prevent spread of invasive species in NYS

DEC and Agriculture Markets looking to curb harm to natural resources


New state regulations will prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species and help to preserve New York’s ecosystems, state Department of Environ-mental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced Wednesday.

The regulations are the latest step in the state’s efforts to combat invasive species.

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