Front row, front left: Madeline Mahoney, Sarah Branch, Katie Connell, Ali McCumber, Valerie Gaudin, and Lauren Holt. Back row from left, Hanson Schmid, Jason Landl, Thomas Lindsay, and Kody Earl. Photo by Wende Carr
The Junior and Senior Choruses at the Town of Webb School presented their annual Spring Choral Concerts in the school gymnasium on May 29 at 7 p.m.
The program featured a selection of songs currently topping the charts as well as classic favorites from decades past. Under the direction of Valerie Gaudin, the choruses were accompanied by TOW School alumni Phil Leone on drums and Jim Tracy on guitar. Continue reading
Chris Holt, left, Barb Uzdavinis, rear, and Thomas Levi, Mike Griffin representing KYAC, Cousins that Care founder Melanie Levi presenting the check, Cory Hansen, Brittney Levi, Laura Levi, Shelby Townsend, and Shawn Hansen. Photo by Michele deCamp
The Cousins that Care, seven Inlet cousins who raise money for special causes, made a $1,000 donation to the Kommunity Youth Activity Center in Old Forge on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th.
The funds came from the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Award, a “pay it forward” award the children received in February through the recently created Newtown Kindness Foundation, in recognition of their charitable contributions to the families who lost their children to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings on December 14, 2012.
Various community organizations and individuals were honored at a volunteer recognition assembly at the Town of Webb School on Wednesday, May 22nd.
During the Honor the Helpers event, graduating seniors at the school had the opportunity to acknowledge individuals who have made a positive impact on their lives.
Among those honored were members of the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, sponsors of the youth-oriented Key Club which has had a presence at the school for 10 years.
School Principal John Swick was presented a plaque by Key Club President Kayla Yuckel in recognition of his continued support of the organization.
Honor the Helpers is a program developed by the newly formed Town of Webb School Assembly Committee.
Voters in the Town of Webb Union Free School District approved the 2013-2014 budget of $7,918,132 at the school budget vote held Tuesday, May 21st. There were 278 votes in favor of the budget and 64 against it.
Also, Maryellen Denio was elected to serve a five-year term on the Board of Education. She had 273 votes and her opponent, Raymond E. Randall, Jr., had 50 votes.
Capt. Christopher W. Simpson USMC to be welcomed as guest speaker
The Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Old Forge will be held on Monday, May 27th.
Marchers should line up on Gilbert Street between the Post Office and the Town of Webb School by 9:45 a.m.
The parade begins from the school at 10 a.m. following a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Stone on the school lawn.
Marchers will include members of American Legion Post #893, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Old Forge Fire Department and their Auxiliary, and the Town of Webb School Band.
The parade will continue along Main Street, stopping briefly to place a wreath on the Memorial Stone at the Fire Hall, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the American Legion Covey-Pashley Post #893.
From there the parade will proceed to Riverview Cemetery where the Memorial Day Ceremony will begin with a welcome by Covey Pashley Post #893 Commander Bill Simpson. Master of Ceremonies will be Bill Ransom.
The Invocation will be conducted by Father Shane Lynch, Pastor of St. Bartholomew’s Church, Old Forge, with Benediction conducted by Rev. Lawrence Bartel of Niccolls Memorial Church, Old Forge. Continue reading
Gisele Kress, on behalf of MAC’s Safe Ride, recently received a substantial donation from the Town of Webb School Class of 2012.
The donation of $7,910 represented funds that remained in the students’ account following their graduation last June.
The students voted unanimously to direct the funds to the not-for-profit late-night transportation service.
“I am amazed and touched by the selfless and mature decision of these kids to donate their hard-earned fundraising dollars to our organization. There are so many other things they could have done with the money, and we are so grateful for their act of kindness,” said Kress, co-founder of MAC’s Safe Ride.
Author Letty Haynes
A book signing event to celebrate the recent release of Inlet resident Letty Haynes’ latest book, Memories of Inlet Common School, will be held at the Inlet Public Library on Friday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The book highlights the history of the Inlet Common School from the day of its inception in the first decade of the 1900’s to present.
Though there is some uncertainty as to the actual year of the school’s start-up (a plaque in front of the school proclaims it was built in 1906, however conflicting evidence shows that it was operating in 1903, or as early as the fall of 1901) the Inlet Common School remains true to its beginnings as a one-room schoolhouse.
Haynes, who taught at the school for 20 years, chronicles the history of the unique school through pictures and personal reminisces.
Memories of Inlet Common School is the second book authored by Haynes. Her book, Memories of Inlet, was published in 2005 through North Country Books.
All are welcome to the book signing. Refreshments will be served.
Memories of Inlet Common School will soon be available for purchase at area bookstores, including The Adirondack Reader of Inlet.