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Van Auken’s event raises $1,000-plus for Herkimer County Humane Society

The Pairing and Caring wine and cheese tasting event held at Van Auken’s Inne on Saturday, September 28 helped to raise $1034.50 for the Herkimer County Humane Society.

HCHS board members, staff and volunteers were available to serve a variety of wines and cheeses donated by local and regional food and beverage distributors to those who turned out for the fundraiser.

Volunteers Jimmy Ortiz, left, and Stuart deCamp. Photo by Marianne Christy

Volunteers Jimmy Ortiz, left, and Stuart deCamp. Photo by Marianne Christy

“We extend our thanks to our hosts, the Marks family at Van Auken’s Inne, and to all those who donated or stopped by in support of the shelter,” said Robin Juliano of the HCHS board.

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Eagle Bay beautification topic of October 12th meeting

The All-Girl Cocktail Party held at the home of Deb and John Barry of Eagle Bay on Sunday, August 25, raised a lot of money for the Kirsty Sutherland Culinary Scholarship and Eagle Bay beautification projects.

According to Deb, $500 has already been donated to the scholarship fund, with another $500 set aside for the planting of an adult evergreen tree, in Sutherland’s memory, at the site of the new Eagle Bay Welcome Center.

Deb said a tremendous amount of interest in making aesthetic improvements to Eagle Bay has evolved since the event. And due to the interest, she and John will host an upcoming meeting to gather ideas on how to further enhance the small village.

The meeting will be held at the Eagle Bay Fire Hall on Saturday, October 12 from 9 to 10 a.m. and all are welcome to attend.

While there are still some remaining funds from the cocktail party ear-marked for Eagle Bay projects, Deb said they welcome suggestions of other types of fundraisers to support the initiative.

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Friends & family honor Sherry Grimm with Fern Park Trail Dedication

When Sherry Grimm’s visiting family suggested an afternoon hike on the trails of Inlet’s Fern Park on Sunday, September 29, she was anxious to oblige. After all, the trail, which can be seen from her Inlet hilltop home, is a favorite of the outdoor-loving gal.

As they pulled into the parking area, Sherry was hesitant to get out of the car after seeing a large crowd of people near the trailhead. She didn’t want to disturb them because she thought they were having a party for someone.

Sherry Grimm touches a leaf of the oak tree planted in her honor at Inlet's Fern Park

Sherry Grimm touches a leaf of the oak tree planted in her honor at Inlet’s Fern Park

She was right…and the guest of honor had just arrived.

Sherry’s friends, approximately 150 of them representing various circles of influences from her life, gathered in her honor to dedicate the newly named, “Sherry Grimm’s Dream Trail.”

A tearful Sherry had a hard time finding the words to describe the dedication.

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Adirondack guidebook author to sign books locally on Saturday, Sept. 28th

Author Erik Schlimmer will be in the area on Saturday, September 28 to sign copies of his new book, Blue Line to Blue Line: The Official Guide to the Trans Adirondack Route, at two separate venues.

He will be at the Adirondack Reader in Inlet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Old Forge Hardware Store from 2 to 4 p.m.

In his guidebook, Schlimmer, a skilled backpacker, takes readers along the Trans Adirondack Route, a long-distance primitive hiking path that extends 235 miles across the Adirondack Park, the largest park and forest preserve in the Lower Forty-Eight.

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Inlet Volunteer Hose Company to receive pet oxygen-mask kit

First responders at Inlet Volunteer Hose Com-pany will receive an animal rescue oxygen mask kit on Thursday, October 10 donated by Invisible Fence of The Tri-Cities and Hudson Valley.

The donation of these specially designed and potentially lifesaving animal oxygen mask sets will enable rescue squads to efficiently administer oxygen to a stricken animal in an emergency situation. Continue reading

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Herkimer County Humane Society benefit set Saturday at Van Auken’s

Pairing for Caring in the Adirondacks, a charity event to support the Herkimer County Humane Society will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Van Auken’s Inne in Thendara.

The event will feature wine, beer and cheese tastings, door prizes, raffles, and give-aways. Donation is $20 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the HCHS.

An HCHS van will also be on-site to collect supplies needed at the shelter such as blankets, linens, pet food, cleaning supplies and toys. Representatives report they are particularly short on cat litter and bleach.

More information about the Herkimer County Humane Society is available at (315) 866-3255 or herkhumane.org.

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Inlet to host Adirondack Kids Day™ on Saturday, Oct. 5

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

Paul Chambers of French Louie's store in Inlet announces a fishing derby winner at last years Adirondack Kids Day

Paul Chambers of French Louie’s store in Inlet announces a fishing derby winner at last years Adirondack Kids Day

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 VanRipers, a father-and-son writing team from Camden, created and launched

The Adirondack Kids® books in 2001.

The books’ story lines revolve around three best friends who are growing up in the Fulton Chain of Lakes area of the Adirondacks, with Inlet as their home base.

Kayaking instructor Connie Perry of Inlet's Frisky Otter Tours.

Kayaking instructor Connie Perry of Inlet’s Frisky Otter Tours.

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