Monthly Archives: February 2012

Webb teams take Nordic crowns

The Town of Webb School High School Nordic Ski Team was named Section III Champions following sectional competitions on Wednesday, February 15 and Friday, February 17.

Webb School Nordic skiers, from left, Tecwyn Williams, Megan Greene, Olivia Phaneuf, Allison Brosemer, and Henry Uzdavinis. Back row: Coach John Leach, Jessica Hannah, Andrea Frey, Maddie Phaneuf, Adam Luban, Evan Nahor, and Colin Criss.

Competing in the races were teams representing Holland Patent, Adirondack, Whitesboro, and Camden high schools.

Megan Greene and Allison Brosemer

Wednesday’s competition was held at McCauley Mountain with the girls skiing in a 6K Freestyle Race, and the boys in a 9K Freestyle Race .

On Friday, Classic Relay Races were held at Osceola Ski Center.

Per a longstanding tradition, the girls’ and boys’ state teams, and the individual girl and boy sectional champions were announced at a banquet following the second day of sectional competition.

Andrea Frey. Photos by Page Hannah

This year’s banquet was hosted by Adirondack Central High School.

Webb’s Maddie Phaneuf was named Girls’ Nordic Champion, an honor she has achieved for the past four years.

Adam Luban, also a member of the Webb team, was named Boys’ Nordic Champion.

Allison Brosemer, Maddie Phaneuf, Jessica Hannah, Andrea Frey, Megan Greene, and Olivia Phaneuf.

Members of the Girls and Boys Section III Nordic Champions Team are: Maddie Phaneuf, Megan Greene, Allyson Brosemer, Olivia Phaneuf, Andrea Frey and Jessica Hannah, Adam Luban, Evan Nahor, Henry Uzdavinis, Tecwyn Williams, and Colin Criss.

John Leach is coach of the both teams. Continue reading

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Arts Council announces change: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Inlet’s ’12 park concert

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will be the featured classical orchestra scheduled to perform at Arrowhead Park in Inlet on Friday, July 27, according in The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council Chairman, Jerry Dupuis.

After weeks of negotiations and discussion, an agreement with The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has been secured that will also provide two quartets for the children’s afternoon program, according to Dupuis. Continue reading

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Old Forge / Inlet region Snowmobilers come to town: Nice riding conditions, long weekend prove irresistible

Chad Newell of Albany and Matt and Mike Voorhees of Utica. Photo by Dana Armington

With a steady stream of winter adventurers coming to the area over the past week, snowmobile permit sales have reached high numbers in both the Town of Webb and Inlet.

“This past weekend they were out the door, they were out on the sidewalk when we opened first thing in the morning,” said Town of Webb Publicity Director Mike Farmer.

Farmer said of the hundreds of permits sold from Friday through Monday over the

The Bourdons of Syracuse and Alder Creek

Presidents holiday weekend, over 300 of them were purchased by individuals who had never snowmobiled in the area before.

“Finally—the word is out,” he said.

Mitch Lee, of the Inlet Information Office, was equally as elated over the spike in the weekend’s permit sales. Continue reading

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Inlet to host Frozen Fire & Lights celebration on Saturday, Feb. 25th

All things winter will be celebrated at the annual Frozen Fire and Lights event in Inlet on Saturday, February 25.

Event activities will take place at Fern and Arrowhead Parks and throughout the village, and will wrap-up with a bonfire and fireworks in the evening.

The Inlet Public Library will host a Book Sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A bonfire will be lit at 10 a.m. at Fern Park, where outdoor enthusiasts can warm themselves after enjoying free ice skating, the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, and sledding. Ice skate, snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals are available locally. Continue reading

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Spring service planned for Leo P. Villiere, 94

Leo P. Villiere, 94, of Old Forge, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Sunset Nursing Home of Boonville.

Leo was born on December 10, 1917, in Old Forge, the son of George and Julia Christy Villiere. He was predeceased by his wife, Yvonne Grenon, and later married Agnes McCarthy, who predeceased him in 2005. Leo was a self-employed builder in the Old Forge area. Continue reading

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Webb accepts construction bid for the East Side Pump Station

The Town of Webb Board accepted the bid by Central New York Construction, Inc. of Barneveld for the contract for the East Side Pumping Station and Force Main Replacement Project at a special meeting held on Friday, February 17.

The company’s bid of $572,910 was well within the project cost estimation of $610,000 as determined by the project engineering firm, GHD Consulting Engineers, LLC. Continue reading

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Old Forge St. Paddy’s Parade set March 16

The annual St. Patricks Parade in Old Forge will take place on Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m., and as in the past, all area residents and businesses are welcome to take part in what is considered to be one of the most unique events in the Central Adirondacks.

Each year a grand marshal (of some degree of Irish descent) is selected to lead the parade upMain Street.

And this year will be no different as parade founder Chip Kiefer has announced that The Kellys of the Adirondacks will be this year’s Grand Marshals. Continue reading

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