Old Forge’s annual Winter Carnival weekend will be held Friday through Sunday, February 5 through 7 with events held in the village and at McCauley Mountain.
With the event taking place so close to Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras is this year’s theme.
Winter Carnival will kick-off Friday with McCauley Mountain offering $12 lift tickets. Continue reading
by Jay Lawson
The County of Herkimer and the Village of Herkimer have been sparring for 15 years at considerable taxpayer expense, according to Supreme Court Justice Erin Gall, who has ruled in favor of Herkimer County as to the siting of a new jail at a former P&C grocery property.
The Village of Herkimer had sought to keep a new jail from being constructed within its limits—even going so far as to enact zoning prohibitions, which Judge Gall summarily shot down. Continue reading
by Marianne Christy
A fire from a failed pole insulator caused a power outage along the Route 28 corridor from Alder Creek to Raquette Lake on Tuesday, January 26, according Virginia Limmiatis, a spokesperson for National Grid.
The outage, which effected approximately 5,800 customers, occurred at approximately noon with power fully restored to the area by 7:30 p.m.
It marked the second time in seven weeks that the area suffered a significant outage due to equipment failure. Continue reading
Entries for the Old Forge Library’s annual Poetry and Illustration Exhibit, following the theme of “Boundaries,” will be accepted from February 1 through March 1.
Library Director Isabella Worthen said she chose the theme because it has several meanings, making it a broad topic. Continue reading
The Eagle Bay Fire Department invites all local restaurants, professional and amateur cooks, and those who cook for local fire houses and organizations to enter its 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 27.
Chili will be judged in the following categories: Professional, Amateur, Fire Department and People’s Choice. Continue reading
Senior citizen nominees are being sought for two 2016 awards to be given by the Herkimer County Office for the Aging.
“We have a large number of older adults in the community doing great work,” said Kathy Fox, director of the office for the aging. Continue reading
I want to thank my wonderful family and friends for making my 90th birthday so special.
Starting with Shannon, who decorated Lakeside Terrace for the party; the many cards, phone calls, gifts and flowers—topping it off with a super dinner at 5 Corners Café.
I am truly blessed—and may God bless you all.