Jeanne Selander Miller will sign copies of her latest book, A Million Miles from Home, at the Old Forge Hardware on Saturday, July 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.
The book is Selander Miller’s second memoir and, like her first, A Breath Away, has received international recognition.
“I have journaled most of my life, but I got more serious about writing after moving to Old Forge four years ago because I found I had more time and space to do so,” she said.
Her inspiration to start writing came from writing coach, David Hazzard, who asked her to send him some of her writings.
“That’s how this got started,” she said.
Her first story, A Breath Away, is a love story and a spiritual journey that begins with the day she met her first husband.
“It’s about what happens when your whole life turns upside down and you don’t get the life you were expecting—that you somehow thought you were entitled to—and learning to embrace your life the way it is,” she said. Continue reading
Capat. Christopher Simpson, USMC, addressed the audience at Riverview Cemetery in Old Forge. His father, Commander Bill Simpson is at his left. Photo by Kaycie Lawson
Choir at Riverview Cemetery. Photo by Sydney Lawson
The Memorial Day Parade in Old Forge on Monday, May 27 ended at the Riverview Cemetery, where Captain Christopher Simpson USMC delivered his Memorial Day address. Continue reading
Equipment operator TJ Gonyea of Hunkins Excavating pulls down the Foley Lumber Co. structure. Photo by Michelle deCamp
A Hunkins Excavating crew began work on razing one of the buildings at the Foley Lumber Company complex along the Moose River in Thendara—the site of the former mill operated by George Deis and Son—on Tuesday morning, May 28. The building was constructed in 1926. Continue reading
Joann Malys TRX class at the Old Forge tennis courts.
Physical fitness instructor Joanne Maly has seen the popularity of her Total Resistance Exercises/Training (TRX) classes grow so much in Old Forge over that past year-and-a-half, that new teachers have been trained to allow for expanded class offerings.
TRX was developed by a Navy Seal, Randy Hetrick, who served overseas for years and needed to develop a means of keeping his troops in shape without weights and machines. Continue reading
Don Marino, Conductor with Adirondack Scenic Railway Car. Photo by Wende Carr
An Adirondack Scenic Railway train made its first trip to Big Moose Station in 30 years on Saturday, May 25. The train pulled out of Thendara Station carrying 191 passengers, board members and volunteer staff, many of who traveled to Thendara from Utica’s Union Station. Continue reading
Montessori-trained Amy Bartel is working with Kinderwood Director Diane Heroux to bring the three- and four-year-old enrollees more Montessori in their education.
Kinderwood has always had a modified Montessori curriculum, which is child-driven, according to Heroux. With founder Mirnie Kashiwa’s background, the curriculum has always had a strong art component as well. Continue reading
Hans Schmid and Sandy Tetreault
Sandy Stripp Tetreault and Hans Schmid of Middle Branch Woodworking have been working diligently on a cabinet which, with its contents, will be dedicated at the Old Forge Library this weekend.
Tetreault and Schmid have donated their time and talent, as well as glass doors for the cabinet which will house quilting books and a thimble collection donated by the late Ceil Buckley. The cabinet will reside in a second floor room which is used by the Pointed Pine Quilters for their regular quilting sessions. Continue reading