Among the roster of high energy, traditional Columbus Day weekend activities in Old Forge—the parade, alumni soccer game, and soccer tournament—is a more somber event held at the Old Forge lakefront: the “46 Luv Balloons” launch.
Family and friends of Matt and Craig gather for the 2013 balloon launch at the Old Forge lakefront. Photo by Gina Greco
The launch is held in memoriam of Matt Girouard and Craig Sears, local boys who lost their lives in an alcohol-related accident on October 11, 2009.
The 46 balloons signify their combined ages at the time of the accident. Continue reading
The Town of Webb Board adopted a 2015 Pre-liminary Budget at a meeting held on Wednesday, October 8th in Old Forge.
The budget is scheduled to go to public hearing on Tuesday, October 28 before being considered for final approval.
General Fund expenditures in the Preliminary Budget are $6,389,931. This is up from the previous year by $131,895.
Total Revenues are projected at $5,189,931. Continue reading
The 28th Quilts Unlimited Exhibition will open with a preview reception at VIEW on Friday, October 10th.
The reception, held from 5 to 7 p.m., is open to the public and will include light fare and live music by Dan Vellone.
Claire Oehler, chairman of the 28th Annual Quilts Unlimited Exhibition, with the Best of Show winning quilt, Baltimore Autumn, by Melanie Rodriguez of Fredericksburg, VA. The quilt also took first place in the Bed Quilt category. Photo by Michele deCamp
The exhibit will feature over 60 quilts, ranging from traditional to contemporary styles.
Opening weekend festivities continue on Saturday with a 10 a.m. lecture by members of the Adirondack Regional Textile Artists’ Alliance (ARTAA). Continue reading
Judith of the Light, a psychic medium, will be at the Goodsell Museum in Old Forge on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26 to provide psychic readings to interested individuals.
The readings, approximately 30 to 45 minutes each, can be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Satur-day and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The fee is $40 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the museum. Continue reading
The Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club will hold its first meeting of the season at the Inlet Visitor Information Center on Tuesday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
All are invited to attend and see what is on the schedule for the upcoming snowmobile season. Continue reading
The Old Forge DMV Satellite Office will be closed Columbus Day, Monday, October 13th.
The office will reopen on Tuesday, October 14 for regular hours of 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.
The office is located at 183 Park Avenue and can be reached by calling (315) 369-3301 or by fax at 369-9936.
Columbus Day weekend events at the Town of Webb School will kick-off on Friday, October 10 with the annual parade at 4 p.m. where float entries will carry the theme of “States.”
Float line-up can begin at the school bus circle at 3:30 p.m. The parade will travel north on Route 28 to North Street. Continue reading