Monthly Archives: March 2011

Letter to the Editor

An open letter to the school district community

Webb art students represent well at Congressional Exhibit

Dear Town of Webb UFSD Community:Studio Art and Drawing- Painting students have been busy creating stunning works of art over the first 30 weeks of the school year!


Eight students recently competed against 75 other artworks submitted from schools including Little Falls, Illion, Dolgeville, Poland, Mohawk, West Canada Valley, and Herkimer at the 13th Annual High School Congres-sional Art Exhibit.

The exhibit was held at the Cogar Gallery—Herkimer County Community College. The Opening Reception for this show was March 18, 2011.

Submitting artists Jacob Mitchell, Logan Faria, Jessica Menges, Jodi Bolton, Shelby Egnaczyk, Camry Liddle, Morgan Payne, and Kelsey Simpson represented the TOW brilliantly!

Their graphite pencil drawings were well received by the jurors and were of interest to their peers from other school districts. It is important for our young artists to experience the process involved with submitting and participating in a regional juried show.

Congratulations to Jessica Menges! Her drawing titled “Daisy” was 1 of 6 works selected at the show sponsored by Congressman Hanna to represent the 24th Congressional District of NYS in a regional competition at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute/ Pratt School in May.

If her piece is selected as the winner of this regional show it will then hang at the Nation’s Congressional Office in Washington D.C. for one year.

Jessica was recently accepted into the New York State Summer School of Visual Arts at Fredonia College.

We submitted a portfolio consisting of 10 drawings and after review by the NYSSSA committee they have asked Jess to attend their program this July.

Jess will have the opportunity to practice a variety of art mediums within Fredonia’s Art Studios under the direction of noted exhibiting artists/educators.

Thank you, all brave and creative participants.

Thank you, parents for allowing your children to partake in this Art Exhibition.

Thank you, Debra Burrington at the Gallery 3040 again for helping prepare and mat the students’ work for this show.

I look forward to submitting more work to shows of this tremendous caliber in the future.

I am incredibly proud of all my students and excited to see their artistic interest continually growing.


Mr. Fountain, Art Teacher

Town of Webb School

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Letter to the Editor

Lucky to read Jan from Woodgate

Dear Editor and All,

My mother-in-law sent us a subscription to our hometown paper for Christmas.

I love being up to date on all the latest happenings in Thendara, Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Inlet and beyond!

Your columnists are all very well spoken (written) and informative, but my favorite is “Just Call Me Mrs. Lucky.”

Jan from Woodgate is not only wise, but she manages to convey even the most serious issues with spot-on humor.

Whether she’s griping about the “man cold,” people relieving themselves in her driveway, or the recent tragedy in Japan, she gets her message across as only a smart-ass, sarcastic Upstate broad can.

I pass her articles around to all my clued-in girlfriends and we howl with laughter.

Thanks Jan!

Hollis Tobey Danner O’Brien

Jackson, WY

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Peter Kalil promoted to fire dept. captain

Peter Kalil, formerly of Inlet, was promoted to Captain of the Newport News Fire Department in Virginia on March 1, 2011.

He joined the department in January 1996 and was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2008.

The fire department has 375 uniformed personnel and the city of Newport News has a population of 185,000. In his new position he will be a station captain.

He is a 1978 graduate of the Town of Webb School. Before joining the Newport News Fire Department, he served eight years in the U.S. Air Force and his is a veteran of the first Gulf War.

Peter and his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Tara, Trey (Peter the 3rd), and Seth, live in Yorktown, VA.

He is the son of Mary Lee Kalil and the late Pete Kalil of Inlet.

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Two Polar Bear skiers to compete in Canada

Polar Bear J-4 skiers Cy Barkauskas and Carter Lawrence will be part of the 70-athlete American team that will compete against a Canadian team at the CanAm International Children’s Alpine Ski Races at Mont Tremblant in Quebec from March 31 through April 3.

They qualified for the races following their performances at the Eastern Regional Champion-ships which were held in Waterville Valley, NH from March 19 through 22.

The two were part of the NYS team which consisted of 13 boys and 13 girls.

At the Eastern Regionals, the two boys competed against 13 boys representing each of seven states, a total of 91 male racers.

They participated in training and skill assessments, and competed in one day of slalom racing (2 runs) and one day of giant slalom racing (2 runs).

Cy placed 11th In the slalom and Carter, 16th. In the giant slalom Carter placed 19th and Cy placed 37th.

Following the two-day competition Cy earned a 17th place and Carter, a 30th place to qualify for the American team.

The American team includes the top 30 boys and 30 girls from the Eastern states along with the top 10 skiers from the Atlantic region. The Canadian team includes 10 skiers from the Mid-region, and 30 skiers each representing Ontario and Quebec.

The American team includes 13 New York state athletes.

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Thank you from Webb School Drama Dept.

The Town of Webb School’s Drama Department would like to take this opportunity to thank the many community sponsors that supported its recent production of “Guys and Dolls.”

This musical, showcasing the amazing talent of our high school students, would not be possible without your generous donations.

We hope that you enjoyed our show and we look forward to bringing you another wonderful production next March.

Thank you for supporting the arts in our school!

19th Green Motel, ACE Hardware, Adirondack Bank, Adirondack League Club, Adirondack Lodge;

Adirondack River Outfitters, Back to Basics Dog Obedience, Billy’s Restaurant, Blue Spruce Motel;

Burkhard Evans, Camp Gorham, Community Bank, Dan’s Big M Midstate, DiOrio’s Supermarket, Donald Gooley, Entertainment Services, EZ Mart, Feathers and Boughs, Inc., George and Marcia Villiere, Hard Times Café, Helmer’s Fuel & Trucking, Inc., Herron Realty, Keyes Pancake House;

Levi Brother’s Firewood and Tree Service, Lion King, Mark Hannah Contracting, Inc., Mary’s White Pine Bakery, Middle Branch Woodworking, Mountain Greenery, North Street Snowmobile Parts, Northern Hills Co.;

Old Forge Camping Resort, Old Forge Hardware, Old Forge Liquors, Over the Moon Salon, Rivet Realty, Rivett’s Marine, Seasons Café, Slickers, Smith Marine, Souvenir Village;

Strand Theater, Subway, The Boathouse, The Donut Shop, The Forge Motel, The Tim Foley Law Firm, LLC, The Weekly Adirondack, Thendara Automo-tive, Tina Bradt, Tony Harper’s Pizza and Clam Shack, TOW Bar Inn, TOWS Cafeteria Staff, TOWS Teacher’s Association, Walt Parent & Son Tree Service, Walt’s Diner, Water Safari, Water’s Edge Inn, and Wrap City ‘N Glue

Valerie Gaudin

Vocal Music Director,

Town of Webb School

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Card of Thanks

Thank you from TEAM MIDGE

I would like to thank all my family and friends that supported TEAM MIDGE for the Utica Heart Walk on Saturday, March 5.

I would also like to thank my TEAM MIDGE walkers: My wonderful nieces, Staci and Holley McAllister and friend Cienna Bills; my cousins Mary, Bruce, Matt and Katy Trombley; special friends Kathy DeVincenzi, Nadine Carney, and Linda and Paula Weal. Without them TEAM MIDGE wouldn’t have been able to raise over $4,000.

Thank you to all the following business that supported TEAM MIDGE:

American Legion Post 893, American Legion Auxiliary Post 893, Factory Store, Pied Piper Drive-In, Old Forge Sport Tours, Totés Tea House, 19th Green Motel, Close Knit, Pete Ferris and Son, Muffin Patch;

Steak House Restaurant, Souvenir Village, Eagle Bay Village, Don’s Polaris, TOW Bar Inn, Weekly Adirondack, Community Bank NA, Precision Electric, The Wine Shop;

North Street Snowmobile Parts, Old Forge Glass, Smith Marine, Adirondack Inn, Tickner’s Canoes, Old Mill Restaurant, Rivet Realty, Gallery 3040, Christy’s Motel;

George Villiere Law Office, T.A. Down Construction, Beauchamp Builders, Mark Hannah Construction, Holly Woodworking, and Moore & Hart, CPA’s.

Special thanks to Jan O’Conner and Cindy Beckley.

It isn’t too late to donate. You can send a check made payable to American Heart Association, to me at P.O. Box 36, Thendara, NY 13472. I have until April 22 to turn the money in.

Thanks again for all of your continued support.

Donna Myers, Old Forge

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Bigfoot in the Adirondacks! Adult and baby captured on film

by Adirondack Jack Leach

Since 1992 our Bigfoot Research Team has done research in the Adirondacks. We have been looking for signs of an ape gorilla-looking creature known as Bigfoot.

Reported sightings have come in from fishermen, hunters, campers, residents and hikers as well as two police officers, Brian Gosslin and Don Gordon, who both drew their weapons as both came face to face with the Bigfoot.

Also reported sightings from the research team where I had three good sightings of the Bigfoot on the North Lake area of Forestport and Town of Ohio.

We have gathered conclusive evidence, over 100 footprints and casted footprints measuring 13 inches to 20 inches long in the woods.

We have pictures of the Bigfoot, have heard a vocalization from a Bigfoot, had the smell of sulphur near the Bigfoot tracks.

The search in the North Lake area of the Black River Wilderness has been going on for nineteen years and still goes on today in 2011.

We have had the world top Bigfoot scientists in the field, as well as the reseachers, studying this ape-gorilla (mountain ape).

We have spent thousands of hours in this region over the years hoping to show the public proof of the Bigfoot’s existence.

We believe that the Bigfoot has a migration route through New York state to Canada and Vermont and Maine on a yearly basis.

Our most conclusive evidence of a Bigfoot was done by New York state and Vermont Bigfoot researcher, Frank Siecienski, a team mate of mine who set up a night vision tree camera on the New York and Vermont border to see what was eating all the apples there.

One of the most rare photos of a Bigfoot carrying its young was photographed by Frank.

The world’s top authorities on Bigfoot have said it is a magnificent photo, the rarest photo they have ever seen.

It has been viewed by the world’s top officials in the states of New York and Vermont, as well as government officials.

Native American Indian tribes here in the U.S. and Canada are amazed at this photo.

This is some of the evidence we have gathered to prove the existence of the Bigfoot here in New York state and Vermont.

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