By Mitch Lee
Floating around Limekiln Lake on old truck tire inner tubes was a great pastime enjoyed by my friends and me during the summer.
The tubes were supplied by my grandfather who lived in the Saratoga area and each was large enough to accommodate two kids at a time.
We would attach three together to create our own floating island and push ourselves out into the lake for a half-day adventure. Continue reading
Community Health & Wellness Fund Board Members, from left, Carolyn Trimbach, Ron Leszyk, Hazel Dellavia (president), and Robert Moore. Photo by Jay Lawson
The Community Health & Wellness Fund, formerly the Town of Webb Health Center Fund, will be selling chances on a Framed brand “fat bike” to raise money for scholarships it awards to Town of Webb UFSD graduates. The bike is a Minnesota Series 2.0 model, and the entire prize package—including a $50 gift certificate for Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company—is valued at over $1,000. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and are available at Mountainman, and the Visitor Information Centers in Old Forge and Inlet, and from any member of the Community Health & Wellness Fund. Only 250 tickets will be sold, and the drawing will take place on July 26, 2015. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
An opening reception for seven new exhibits will be held at VIEW on Saturday, June 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments and light fare will be served.
Among the exhibits is, For the Birds, a national avian-themed exhibition, and six solo exhibits.
For the Birds is an open media exhibition featuring 62 original works of art by 55 artists from across the nation. Continue reading
Raigan LaPorte enjoys an inflatable bouncy apparatus, one of the many activities offered at the Town of Webb school Field Days on Wednesday, June 24 at the school’s Gilbert Street athletic field. Students from Kindergarten through fifth grade were invited to join the fun. Photo by Gina Greco
By Jay Lawson
The Town of Inlet has been awarded a long-term, interest-free loan in the amount of $601,500 from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp. (EFC), according to an announcement made by EFC on Thursday, July 25.
The 30-year interest-free loan will pay for costs associated with the Town of Inlet’s recently completed wastewater collection and treatment facility. Continue reading
The Old Forge Library will host a reception to unveil the “100 Plus Celebration Tree” on Friday, July 17 at the Library.
The tree will provide a unique way to honor, acknowledge and memorialize community members and local businesses for their support of the library and its programs.
The Celebration Tree is a project initiated by the Mulvihill family to honor the library as it embarks on its second hundred years of serving the community. Continue reading
The Old Forge region’s lakes, ponds, rivers, and peaks have beckoned hikers for generations. Indeed, there are so many places to go that it’s hard to know where to start.
To make that decision easier, the Adirondack Explorer has just published 12 Short Hikes Near Old Forge, a pocket-size guidebook to some of the area’s best hikes.
The book is aimed at casual hikers, families, or anyone who wants a quick dose of wilderness. Continue reading