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Knotty Pine: Meet restaurant’s new owners at October 15th Open House

Kristen and Travis Fata, new owners of the Knotty Pine Restaurant on Route 28 in Thendara, will host an Open House on Tuesday, October 15 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Knotty Pine owners Travis and Kristen Fata and their children Maximus and Lillian. Photo by Gina Greco

Knotty Pine owners Travis and Kristen Fata and their children Maximus and Lillian. Photo by Gina Greco

The couple, who took ownership of the landmark restaurant in June, said they look forward to taking some time to visit with the local community in a casual atmosphere following the busy summer and post-Columbus Day holiday weekend.

“We have gotten to meet a lot of new folks since we opened and we appreciate their support. We look forward to seeing them and meeting others, who like ourselves, can take advantage of the quieter time of year,” Kristen said. Continue reading

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Inlet: Adirondack Kids Day proves itself a magical event

Adirondack Kids Day in Inlet on Saturday, October 5 provided hours of fun outdoor activities for kids—as well as parents and grandparents—at various venues throughout the downtown area and Arrowhead Park.ADK_7058tn

Magician Jim Okey Photo by Dave Scranton

Magician Jim Okey Photo by Dave Scranton

The event, which was hosted by the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks and Justin, Gary and Carol VanRiper, creators of the Adirondack Kids series of books, featured a petting zoo, bouncy house, face painting, mini-golf and opportunities to meet the authors of books geared for children.  Continue reading

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Webb school seniors selected Theatre League Ambassadors

The Broadway Theatre League in Utica has selected Town of Webb School high school senior Morgan Payne and junior Melissa Murphy as Youth Ambassadors for this season’s Broadway Show series at the Stanley Theatre.

Their selection was based on a short essay, a recommendation from the school’s vocal music instructor, Valerie Gaudin and previous experience in theatre.

Melissa Murphy, left, and Morgan Payne Photo by Dawn Montanye

Melissa Murphy, left, and Morgan Payne Photo by Dawn Montanye

Two students from 33 area school districts were invited to participate in the program. The goal of the program is to engage area teens and encourage their interest in theatre. Continue reading

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Adirondack Kids Day returning to Inlet; plenty of activities planned for Saturday

Adirondack Kids Day, a day-long event that celebrates the outdoor activities described in the Adirondack Kids series of books, will be held at various locations throughout Inlet on Saturday, October 5th.

The event is inspired by the best-selling book series by Gary and Justin VanRiper, and its major sponsor is the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks.

The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Inlet Emergency Services Building, sponsored by the Inlet School’s PTP in support of the children’s ski program.

The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Continue reading

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Local enthusiasts looking to form Mountain Biking Club

Ted Christodaro, owner of Pedals & Petals of Inlet, and mountain biker Chuck Schweitzer invite all mountain bike enthusiasts to a group ride to Moss, Sis and Bubb Lakes on Saturday, October 19th.

Anyone interested in participating should meet at the Moss Lake trailhead on the Big Moose Road at 9:30 a.m. The ride begins at 10 a.m. Rain date is Sunday, October 20th.

Later that same day, they invite all interested bikers to a Meet and Greet session and meeting to discuss the formation of a local mountain bike club. Continue reading

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Mohawk Valley Living: Television show’s producers launch companion magazine

Sharry and Lance Whitney, creators of the regional weekly television program, Mohawk Valley Living, and their son, Vincent, have recently published the first edition of Mohawk Valley Living magazine.

The magazine, like the TV program, highlights the arts, culture and heritage of the Mohawk Valley and surrounding areas.

The four-color monthly publication is available at its sponsoring businesses, including  Shelter and View of Old Forge, as well as at Stewart’s Shops in and around the Barneveld, Camden, Cooperstown and Sharon Springs areas. It is free of charge.

The television program can be viewed every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on WFXV 33 (Fox channel 6) and at 11:30 a.m. on WUTR (ABC channel 7.)

Sharry and Lance, along with host Richard Enders were in Old Forge on Wednesday, October 2 to talk with Bob Card about the Strand Theatre’s digitalization project and the renovation of the former Howard Johnson’s building, now occupied by the Front Door Diner and Back Door Bar.

The segment is scheduled to appear on October 6th.

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Pedals & Petals joins nationwide awareness ride for breast cancer

Pedals & Petals of Inlet will join Trek dealers across the United States and Canada to raise awareness for breast cancer research, treatment, and prevention by hosting a casual, family-friendly bike ride on Saturday, October 12th.

The 8th Annual Trek Women Breast Cancer Awareness Ride, which is open to men and women of all ages and abilities, will start at Pedals & Petals on Main Street at 10 a.m. and go down South Shore Road towards Old Forge.

Participants can choose between an 11.6-mile or a 20.8-mile ride.

Ride support, ride leaders, and a ride reception will be provided by Pedals and Petals.

Registration is currently open and interested bikers can sign up at Pedals & Petals, or on-line at pedalsandpetals.com.

The fee is $30. On-line registration closes on Friday, October 11 at noon.

Registration forms will also be available from 8 to 9:45 a.m. on the day of the event.

One hundred percent of the registration fees will go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The first 50 registrants will receive a gift bag, and all participants will have an opportunity to register on-site for door prizes and a national sweepstakes for a Trek Lexa road bike.

Organizer Ted Christodaro is currently seeking volunteers and sponsors of the event. Anyone interested in helping out can call (315) 357-3281 or email: info@pedalsandpetals.com.

More information can be found at www.bcrfcure.org.

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