Daily Archives: August 20, 2015

2015 Road Bike Tour Cycle Adirondacks to hit Old Forge, Raquette, Long Lake

Cycle Adirondacks will pedal into Old Forge on Wednesday, Aug-ust 26 with over 200 cyclists and a support crew who will be headquartered at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street.

Old Forge is the only two-day layover town on this seven-day tour which starts and ends in Saranac Lake.

The group will arrive Wednesday afternoon and will depart the morning of Friday, August 28.  Continue reading

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VIEW readies 7th Annual Plein Air Paint Out & Art Auction

Artists from across New York and the northeast will come to the area over Labor Day weekend for VIEW’s 7th Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Art Auction.

Beginning on Thursday, September 3, the artists will paint the scenes, landmarks and characters found in Old Forge and its surrounding communities.

Among the participating artists will be the Mountain Painters, a local, active plein air group who meet at VIEW frequently from spring through fall.  Continue reading

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Herkimer County seeking candidates for college Board of Trustees position

The Herkimer County Legislature’s Committee on Education is seeking candidates for a local-sponsor appointment to the Herkimer County Community Collage Board of Trustees.

Candidates must be residents of Herkimer County for this position, which will have a term to be completed June 30, 2021.

Some of the responsibilities for the Board of Trustee position include: Continue reading

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Sign up available for Defensive Driving Course

A six-hour Defensive Driving Course open to Herkimer County residents and non-residents will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, September 28 and  29 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The course will be held at the 911 Building, 71 Reservoir Road, near the HCCC Campus.

Students need to attend both nights.Enrollment is on a first come basis.

The fee is $35 and includes all books and materials. Students will be enrolled when payment is received. Upon completion of the classroom training, participants are eligible for a reduction in New York State Points and Insurance.

To enroll or for further information, please call (315) 867-1130.

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Old Forge DMV hours to change

The Old Forge DMV Satellite Office will be closed from Thursday, August 27 through Tuesday, September 8.

The office is located at 183 Park Ave. and the phone number is (315) 369-3301.

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Long-term forecast calling for a favorable leaf season, snowy winter for Upstate NY

The AccuWeather service has announced its long-range fall and winter forecasts for the northeastern United States, including upstate New York, where fall is expected to start warmer than usual before cooler, more seasonable air hits in late September.

Warm weather will still be poking through here and there, according to AccuWeather forecast expert Paul Pastelok.  Continue reading

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