An Open Letter to the Community:
Brother or sister, can you spare some time? Perhaps only a day a month?
If you are over the age of 30 and have a good driving record, the Community Transportation Service LTD would appreciate you as a volunteer driver.
The non-profit organization operates solely by volunteerism and donations. Continue reading
Some of Old Forge’s Emergency Services Volunteers: Kneeling, from left, are Dan Rivet, Linda Salin, and Richard Risley. Back row, Terry Lehnen, Peg Masters, Dave and Jeanette Berkstresser, Ron Leszyk, Dave Langworthy, Father Shane, and Mike Senf. Photo by Gina Greco
By Gina Greco
The Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century (CAP-21) met with local emergency personnel from Old Forge, Inlet and surrounding areas, to discuss local emergency response needs including the challenge of regenerating and sustaining an adequate volunteer force. Continue reading
The Otter Lake and Old Forge Fire Departments will open their doors to area residents this weekend so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community as part of the fourth annual Recruit NY statewide initiative.
Over the last several years, it has been tough for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Continue reading
One Square Mile of Hope 2008 participants Paula Stanton and Connie Perry with Preston Trumbauer and dog Shelby. Event organizers are hoping to log a new record on September 24, again on Fourth Lake at Inlet. Photo by Carolyn Belknap
Since last October, The One Square Mile of Hope 2011(OSM-2011) Committee has been avidly working on its September 24 attempt to break the world record for the most canoes and kayaks assembled in a floating raft.
They are seeking to regain Inlet’s place in the Guinness Book of World Records following last summer’s successful feat in Pittsburg, PA.
Would we like to break the Guinness record again and wrest the title from Pittsburgh? Of course we would.
But more important is our goal to raise at least $65,000 to donate to “Susan G. Komen For the Cure” to enable continuing breast cancer education and research.
But we need your help. Continue reading
CAA seeking volunteers for NY State Fair booth The Central Adirondack Association is looking for volunteers to work the booth at this year’s New York State Fair, which will take place from Thursday, August 25 through Monday, September 5.
The twelve days that the State Fair is open creates a great opportunity to introduce and or reacquaint visitors to the Central Adirondack region through the use of personal information, DVD’s, and literature such as the Four Season Vacation Planner.
The CAA is looking for people-friendly volunteers who are knowledgeable about the Adirondack region to help share their love of the area with fair-goers.
Volunteers are needed to tend the booth at four-hour shifts, either between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 2 and 6 p.m., or 6 to 10 p.m. any of the twelve days.
Please note that the CAA’s Executive Board of Directors has decided that if there are not enough volunteers at this year’s New York State Fair, there will be no CAA booth at the fair next year.
Those who would like to volunteer or need additional information can contact the Old Forge Visitor Information Center at (315) 369-6983 during business hours.