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Get your early bird tickets for Old Forge Fire Department Big Bucks Give-A-Way

The Old Forge Fire Department has sent out applications to last year’s ticket holders for their annual Big Bucks Give-A-Way, and as a means of encouraging early entries for this year’s event on Sunday, September 18, they will conduct three early bird drawings.

Entries received before March 15 will be eligible for a drawing to win $250; entries received before April 15 are eligible to win $150; and those received by May 15 could win $100.

Drawings for the early birds will be held on the 16th of the month and winners will receive a check in the mail. Continue reading

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Old Forge Fire Dept. draws Early Bird ‘Big Bucks’ winners

by Marianne Christy

The Old Forge Fire Department has announced the winners of the Early Bird Drawings of their annual Big Bucks Give-A-Way fundraiser.

Bob Breese of Richfield Springs took the $250 prize when his ticket #55 was pulled on March 15. The winner of the $150 prize pulled on April 15 was Barbara Rogers of Lafayette with ticket #448. And winning $100 on May 15 were Bea and Richard Morrin of Waterloo, who held ticket #94. Continue reading

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There will be an expansion to the Adirondack Women’s Softball League this summer as Linda and Pete Leszyk, owners of The Tavern in Eagle Bay, sponsor the latest team. The team will take on players representing Raquette Lake Tap Room, the Bear Trap in Indian Lake, North Creek Black Widows from the Inn on Gore, the Long Lake Barking Spiders, The Inn at Speculator, and the Inlet Hot Screamers of Screamen Eagle/Matt’s Draft House who went undefeated in the 2014 season. The team is being organized by Samantha Luce and will be coached by Ken Thibado. In an effort to raise money for equipment and team uniforms, the public is invited to an expansion team gathering at The Tavern on Sunday, April 26 beginning at 4 p.m. There will be drink specials, raffles, and a 50/50 raffle. Also, the name of the team will be announced during the event.

By Marianne Christy

If you have ever thought about becoming a volunteer firefighter, emergency medical responder, a driver, or social member of the Otter Lake or Old Forge Fire Departments, stop by the respective fire houses on Saturday, April 25 or Sunday, April 26, as the departments take part in Recruit NY, the state-wide initiative to increase emergency responder numbers.

Otter Lake Fire Department’s event will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Old Forge Fire Department’s is set for Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continue reading

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Local communities blessed with great emergency response team, but additional volunteers always needed to ensure quality service

During this time of Thanksgiving, we celebrate our family, friends and faith, and rightly so. These are truly inspirations to us all.

However, I would like to point to a group of people within our communities that often go unnoticed—our volunteers. Those who work countless hours whether it is in the church, at our not-for-profits, feeding those that are hungry, and especially those that share.  Continue reading

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