Author Archives: Dawn Montanye

Winners named in 23rd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show

Doc & Judy Foley with grandchildren Matthew & Hannah Palmer, took the opportunity to plug the upcoming Strand Theatre Anniversary Gala

Doc & Judy Foley with grandchildren Matthew & Hannah Palmer, took the opportunity to plug the upcoming Strand Theatre Anniversary Gala

Fifty-three boats were on display for the 23rd annual Antique & Classic Boat Show at the Old Forge waterfront on Saturday, July 13th.

Participants came from as far away as Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut as well as all over New York state and up and down the Fulton Chain.

IMG_4458********“Everyone who comes loves the boat show,” said event co-organizer Deke Morrison.

In addition to viewing the boats and meeting with their owners, visitors took free rides on Dunn’s Boat Service’s Chris Craft, Grace, and children were given rides on the Adironduck.

Awards represented a new variety of winners, according to Morrison, and were presented Saturday night in the following categories:

Historic class-The Hornick Family for “Echo,” a 1904 launch; Classic Runabout class-

Robert Bischoff III for “Bunny B II,” a 1954 Chris Craft; Classic Utility class-Bill and MaryAnne Ransom for “Moose Feathers,” a 1958 Chris Craft; Contemporary Classic class—“Doc” Foley for “Irish Eyes,” a 2004 Hacker Boat Co. runabout; Outboard class-Lisa Marshall and James Dean for “Little Woodie,” a 1951 Lyman; Land Display class-Andrew Getty for “Dippy,” a 1923 Disappearing Propeller Boat Co. rare boat. Continue reading

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View offering weekly children’s art and pottery camps

Terra Montanye with pottery instructor Megan Crimmins

Terra Montanye with pottery instructor Megan Crimmins

IMG_0943View is offering weekly art and pottery camps throughout the summer for children ages five  to nine. Sign up is on-going and students can sign up for a single or multiple weeks.

Classes run Monday through Friday with art camp held from 10 a.m. to noon and pottery-handbuilding camp from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Pre-teens and teens can sign up for wheel thrown pottery camp Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

All classes currently have space available. Session IV runs from July 22 to 26, Session V from July 29 to August 2, Session VI from August 5 to August 9, Session VII from August 12 to 16, and Session VIII from August 19 to 23.

Fees vary and discounts are available for members or if you sign up for multiple weeks. For more information or to register, call View at (315) 369-6411.

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Antique & Classic Boat Show returns to Old Forge on July 13

The 23rd annual Fulton Chain Ren-dez–vous of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will be held on Saturday, July 13. Over 50 boats will be on display at the Old Forge lakefront for public viewing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge.

The show includes a mix of classic favorites and will also feature some boats entirely new to the event.

Deke Morrison will display his 1926 Hackercraft and Ed Mitchell of Second Lake will be showing his classic Leighton.

“The Leighton is of particular interest because it’s lived on the Fulton Chain of Lakes since its birth in 1903,” said Carol Hornick of Old Forge, a co-organizer of the show.

Another new boat that can be viewed at this year’s show is 21-foot Chris Craft Classic Runabout, added Hornick.

Dunn’s Boat Service will be offering free rides aboard their antique Chris Craft vessel, Grace,  throughout the show.

Promptly at 2 p.m., the fleet will take off for a grand parade though the 1.5 mile channel that marks the beginning of the Fulton Chain of Lakes.

Awards will be given in a number of categories including historic, antique, classic, contemporary, and Exhibitors’ Choice. The viewing public may cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award.

There will be exciting events on land as well including canoe raffles, said event co-organizer Deke Morrison.

The Fulton Chain of Lakes Association (FCLA) will host an invasive species table to answer questions, provide information and serve as a drop off for aquatic plant samples.

Samples should be placed in a ziplock bag with a note attached, giving the day the plant was found, its location and the contributor’s name and phone number.

Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.

The event is organized by Carol Hornick, Tom Maltby, Robb  Kidd, Deke Morrison and Bill Ransom and hosted by the Adirondack Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. It is co-sponsored by the Central Adirondack Assoc-iation, Brooker’s Hardware & Lumber, the Strand Theatre, Water’s Edge Inn, Rivett’s Marine, Adirondack Bank, Water Safari/ Enchanted Forest, T.A. Down Construction Co., Shelter, DiOrio’s Supermarket and Old Forge Camping Resort.

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The third annual Broadway Meets Opera performance at View will be held Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Gould Hall.

Luigi Boccia

Luigi Boccia

Pianist Arthur McManus will accompany returning tenor Luigi Boccia and rising Irish soprano, Claudia Boyle, recent winner of the Interna-tional Maria Callas Award.

The first half of the performance features operatic pieces while the second half will cover broadway favorites in a combination of solos and duets. The diversity of pieces are intended for broad audience appeal. Continue reading

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IMG_7188Over thirty artists from the Big Moose Lake and Twitchell Lake communities will display and sell their art on Saturday, July 13 at the Big Moose Lake Association Center on Higby Road.

The exhibition and sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m with a reception to meet the artists from 6 to 8 p.m.

Last year over 200 people attended the event, and some artists sold out of their work. Continue reading

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Old Forge Fire Department responds to calls over July 4th holiday weekend

Old Forge Fire Chief Charlie Bogardus reported two fire calls over the Fourth of July weekend.

Old Forge fire personnel responded to an early morning fire on Saturday, July 6 at Tony Harper’s Pizza & Clam Shack on Main Street, Old Forge.

According to Chief Bogardus, the fire appeared to have started from smoldering material in a planter outside the door of the restaurant.

At the time of the call, occupants of the apartments above the restaurant were evacuated with the assistance of Town of Webb Police Chief John Russell and Officer Tony Sege.

The fire was extinguished and there were no reported injuries. The restaurant experienced some water damage but was able to open the same day, Bogardus said. Continue reading

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Jolly Moosers Bake, Craft, Flea Market set July 13th

The Jolly Moosers will host their annual Bake Sale, Craft Show and Flea Market on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Big Moose Fire Hall.

Local crafters and bakers from Old Forge, Boonville, Big Moose and neighboring towns will be selling a variety of items such as baskets, wooden items, rag rugs, knitwear and baked goods, too. For the first time, frozen meals including soups will also be sold.

The Jolly Moosers are also hosting a food tent with hot dogs, drinks and homemade beef BBQ.

The Big Moose Fire Company will be putting on their fundraiser at the same location with a chicken BBQ meal for $10. That will start at 11 a.m. until they are sold out.  Continue reading

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