Daily Archives: October 4, 2012

Thendara Golf Club's Board of Directors presented an engraved award to Ted Russell in recognition of his years of service. From left are Tim Harwood, John Tormey, Lance Maly, Scott deCamp, John Hopsicker, David Barker, Ted Russell, Tim White, Tim Foley, Peggy Rotton, and Club President George Hiltebrant. Photo by Michele deCamp

Thendara Golf Club honors Ted Russell at retirement luncheon

Thendara Golf Club’s Board of Directors presented an engraved award to Ted Russell in recognition of his years of service. From left are Tim Harwood, John Tormey, Lance Maly, Scott deCamp, John Hopsicker, David Barker, Ted Russell, Tim White, Tim Foley, Peggy Rotton, and Club President George Hiltebrant. Photo by Michele deCamp

Ted Russell was the guest of honor at Thendara Golf Club’s annual end of season employee luncheon held Wednesday, October 3 at The Grill Room.

Russell will retire this year after serving as the golf course’s Greens Superintendent for the past 35 years.

Among the 50 club and board members, employees, and friends who turned out for the luncheon was Matthew Simon, who has been hired as Russell’s replacement. Simon, of Whitesboro, has served as Greens Superintendent at Radisson Greens Golf Club in Baldwinsville for the last seven years.

“We thank Ted for his 35 years of service, dedication, and loyalty to Thendara Golf Club. Over the years he has done a great job on the course—and we received nothing but praise and compliments on the condition of the course this past summer,” said Thendara Board President George Hiltebrant.

Matthew Simon, Thendara’s new Greens Superintendent. Photo by Michele deCamp

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Kiwanis names Kayla Yuckel September Student of Month

The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks has announced that the Student of the Month for September is Kayla Yuckel. Kayla is a senior at the Town of Webb School and the daughter of Randy and Tina Yuckel of Old Forge.

In 2007, the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, with the cooperation of the Town of Webb School, initiated a recognition program for senior students at the school.

Each month from September to April the school administrators will select a Student of the Month. Continue reading

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Webb school hosting annual Columbus soccer tournament

The Town of Webb School will host the annual Columbus Day Invitational Soccer Tournament from Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7.

The weekend kicks off on Friday for Webb students with parade float judging in front of the school at 3:15 p.m.

The parade will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. and will proceed north on Main Street.

The theme of this year’s parade is Fairy Tales and will feature floats created by students in grades seven through twelve.

A balloon release in memory of Craig Sears and Matt Girouard will take place at the Old Forge lakefront at 4:30 p.m.

A bonfire and introduction of the Webb soccer teams is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the North Street Field with the annual alumni game beginning at 7:45 p.m. Participating in this year’s tournament are teams from Northwood Academy of Lake Placid, Bolton, Johnsburg, and Indian Lake/Long Lake.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., the Indian Lake/Long Lake girls’ team will take on the Bolton girls. At 3 p.m., the Johnsburg boys’ team will play the boys from Indian Lake/Long Lake.

Then, at 5 p.m. the Town of Webb girls will play against Northwood Academy. The 7 p.m. game pits the Webb boys against Northwood.

The consolation games will be held on Sunday with the girls’ game starting at 1 p.m. and the boys taking the field at 3 p.m.

The girls championship game will be played at 5 p.m. and will be followed by the boys championship game at 7 p.m.

Admission to the soccer tournament is $2 for adults and $1 for students. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the George T. Hiltebrant Pavilion throughout the weekend. In case of inclement weather, the games will be rescheduled for Monday, October 8 at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

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Inlet: Adirondack Kids Day promises fun for whole family, Saturday, Oct. 6

Justin, left, and Gary VanRiper

The inaugural Adirondack Kids Day™, a day-long event that will celebrate the outdoor activities described on the pages of the Adirondack Kids series of books, will be held at various locations throughout Inlet on Saturday, October 6.

The event is inspired by the best-selling book series by Gary and Justin VanRiper, whose characters were born in Inlet.

“Inlet is the epicenter for the series, right there on the Fulton Chain, and we look forward to sharing our first-hand personal experiences with young readers and their families,” Gary said.

This fun-filled family day will feature 20 authors and illustrators, a fishing derby, paddling and hiking instructions, a special Adirondack Kids stamp cancellation, and plenty of other activities.

All events are free of charge and co-sponsored by The Adirondack Reader and the  Town of Inlet, with major sponsorship by the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks.

Adirondack Kids Day kicksoff at 10 a.m. at The Adirondack Reader where the Van Ripers will offer an official welcome  and orientation about the day’s events.

All venues can be found by number on a map of Inlet which will also include a complete schedule of events.

Maps can be picked up at the The Adirondack Kids Day Information Tent.

The schedule includes: Continue reading

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Town of Webb seeking members for Planning and Zoning Appeals boards

The Town of Webb is seeking individuals interested in becoming active members of the Town’s Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Planning Board is charged with the review and consideration of approval, for various site plans, subdivisions of land, commercial, business or private projects that involve both residential and commercial properties.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will review and consider various applications made for an Area Variance or a Use Variance requesting to do something that is otherwise prohibited by the zoning ordinance. Continue reading

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Meeting for Woodgate Postal customers slated October 10

Postal customers of the Woodgate Post Office are reminded of a community meeting with representatives of the U.S. Postal Service that will take place in the lobby of the post office on Wednesday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m

At that time, the Postal Service is expected to announce the results of the recently completed survey concerning reduced window hours at the post office.

“It has been a long two-year effort to keep the post office in Woodgate open. I’m hoping that a good turnout will reinforce the issue to postal service officials,” said John Isley of the Woodgate Citizens Committee.

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Old Forge Garden Club to meet

Members of the Old Forge Garden Club will gather at View on Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m. for their monthly meeting. Carol Morrison and Heather Stafford will be hostesses.

Special guest will be Master Gardener Alana Kempf who will offer a program on winterizing your garden.

Members are invited to put their knowledge to practice on Thursday, October 11 at 10 a.m. at the Point Park to put the gardens to bed for the winter. All volunteers are asked to bring along a shovel.

The Garden Club welcomes new members. Dues are $10 for View members and $15 for nonmembers.

Please bring flowers from your garden to share with friends at Lakeside Terrace.

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