The Adirondack Council has announced its legislative priorities agenda for 2016, that will have the environmental protection organization urging state lawmakers to expand the High Peaks Wilderness, ban most all-terrain vehicles permanently from the “forever wild” Forest Preserve, and address community infrastructure needs. Continue reading
by Marianne Christy
It was a double celebration at the Old Forge Library on Friday, December 18 as the annual Family Christmas Party was held in the newly expanded Children’s Room, which officially opened the same day.
The audience of 75 was greeted by Don Kelly, board president, who thanked the builders, contractors who contributed their time and talents, and all others who helped make the expansion possible. Continue reading
…Some of the Town of Webb school teachers participated in an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest on Friday, December 18th. The winner of the contest was Jeremiah Best. Front row: Danielle Allen, from left, Jeremiah Best, Elizabeth Orsino, Hannah Payne and Judy Eherensbeck. Back row: Karen Mitchell, Megan Pfeifer, Kathy Connell, Gayle Ritz and Lori Brosemer. Photo by Gina Greco
by Jay Lawson
Thank you to everyone who sent Christmas greetings to us at The Weekly this season. It means a lot that you thought of us, and we appreciate it greatly.
When the mail came on Monday, one of the envelopes contained an illustrated card, depicting farm animals—a cow, a donkey, a pair or lambs, a duck with her ducklings, and a bunny. They were drawn in a charming colored-pencil manner, reminiscent of a children’s book.
The animals were outside a manger, peering through a doorway and window. A yellow light glowed from inside. Above, in the night sky, shined the bright Christmas star. Continue reading
Local writer Melissa Macdonald will lead a new monthly event geared toward creative writing and reading.
On the first Tuesday of each month, 5 Corners Café will host an open reading from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and is inviting all interested writers, readers and listeners to attend.
The format will be that of a traditional open-mic night (though without a microphone). Continue reading
The Town of Webb Police Department has reported the following recent law enforcement activity.
• A 30-year-old Old Forge man was charged with Aggravated Harass-ment (Penal Law 240.30) on Monday, December 21 at 3:20 p.m.
According to the report, the Town of Webb Police Department arrested the man on one count of Aggravated Harassment following an investigation into threatening text messages that were sent to the victim.
The man was arraigned in the Town of Webb Court and released on cash bail.
by Nick Rose
As 2015 ends many of us look back on the past year, and hopefully your year was as positive as CAP-21’s. The organization completed its year in its new home in the Adirondack Bank building, with a new office manager.
Incorporated in 2001, CAP-21 has emerged as a major resource for our communities, bringing over $8.2 million in investments and grants back to the region. Continue reading