Monthly Archives: March 2016

Area communities partner on Great Adirondack Garage Sale

Plans are underway to coordinate community-wide garage sales over Memorial Day weekend through-out the Adirondacks with Old Forge and Inlet having been established as gateway communities for this “Great Adirondack Garage Sale.”

Inlet Tourism Director Adele Burnett and Town of Webb Tourism Director Mike Farmer met in Long Lake with other organizers on Wednesday, March 30, to further advance a garage sale trail throughout the Adirondacks and beyond.  Continue reading

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DEC: NYS records first-in-decades ‘zero fatality’ hunting season

The 2015 New York hunting season proved to be one of the safest on record and yielded the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality since record-keeping began in the 1950s, according to a report by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

The report showed only 23 hunting incidents in 2015, the third lowest number on record, with 10 incidents self-inflicted and 13 two-party incidents. Continue reading

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Warmer spring weather…

DSC_5484…has black bears on the move in the Fulton Chain region, so annual measures should be taken by residents and visitors to prevent negative encounters with them. The simplest way is to remove potential food sources, which usually results in the bear moving on, according to DEC. Not every bear that passes through a developed area is a problem bear… but readily available human food sources can quickly turn them into one, DEC says. The file photo above, taken by Sue Kiesel, shows a local bear enjoying the contents of a once low-hanging bird feeder.

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Joseph Martens named Conservationist of Year

martensJoseph Martens, former Commissioner of the NYS Department of Environ-mental Conservation, will be honored as Conservationist of the Year at the Forever Wild Day celebration hosted by the Adirondack Council on July 9 in Northville.

“We are very pleased to thank Joe Martens for all he has done to protect the globally significant legacy of the Adirondack Park, both as a state official and with the Open Space Institute,” said Adirondack Council Executive Director William C. Janeway. Continue reading

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Celebration of Life set for Dave W. Van Pelt, 62

Dave W. Van Pelt, 62, of Big Moose, NY, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 26, 2016. He was born January 29, 1954, a son of Lester and Beatrice Parmalee Van Pelt in Oneida, NY.

Dave was a 1972 graduate of the Camden High School and earned an AS in Civil Technology from Mohawk Valley Community College of Utica. Continue reading

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Donna Myers says thank you for American Heart Walk support

IMG_20160227_120949890_HDRI would like to say thanks to all those who supported Team Zimmer in the Great American Heart Walk on Saturday, March 5th. We raised over $4,000.

We had walkers from: Tennessee, Florida, Oklahoma, Kansas, Virginia, Louisiana, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and of course New York.

This year’s Walk also included a half marathon which my nephew and his friend participated in. Continue reading

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