Lexie Haehl, Bryan Townsend, and myself, all recent Town of Webb School graduates, were awarded scholarships on Monday, July 30th at the Thendara Golf Club.
The scholarships were made available through the fund created by the Muriel Cohen Memory Celebration.
The scholarships were earned through our connection with the game of golf which instills in young people values such as integrity, honesty, and community.
Scholarship winners Colin Chris and Lexie Haehl and Thendara Golf Pro Rich Chapman (back row, from left) with participants in the 2013 Junior Golf Camps. Missing from photo is Scholarship winner Bryan Townsend
Rich Chapman, head professional at Thendara Golf Club, is the catalyst for this growth in our community’s young people.
Rich has a rare talent for teaching the game as well as the life lessons attached to the game, for young and old.
Anne Phinney, a fifth grade teacher at the Town of Webb School, has published her first book, Finding My Way to Moose River Farm: Living with Animals in the Adirondacks.
The book is a compilation of tales of the true-life experiences of living with a menagerie at her farm in the Rondaxe area of Old Forge.
Anne and her husband Rod share Moose River Farm with miniature donkeys Bing and Frankie; goats Lily, Liam and Lacy; four small dogs named Nina, Niles, Hayden, and Huxley; and housepet Fiona, a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.
Anne Phinney and Rosemary
Also in the mix is former classroom pet Rosemary, a three-foot-long iguana that lost her tail when grabbed as she slipped behind a filing cabinet.
Town of Webb Police and the Old Forge Fire Department responded to a boating accident in the area of Soper Point on First Lake at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27th.
Upon reaching the scene, law enforcement personnel learned that a boat operated by Janelle Nixon, 24, of Middletown, NY was operating recklessly when it collided and ran over the top of a boat operated by James (Doc) Foley of Old Forge.
Foley and his wife, Judy, a passenger in the boat, were taken to shore where they were met by Old Forge Ambulance and transported to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Utica with serious injuries.
At the scene, the Foley boat was aided by neighbors and nearby boaters who bailed water from the damaged vessel.
The annual Big Moose Community Chapel Bazaar will take place—rain or shine—on Saturday, August 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chapel, which is located five miles west of Eagle Bay on Big Moose Road.
Family entertainer Fritz Henry will perform two free shows at 10:45 a.m. and noon behind the Chapel lakeside.
His two sets will include classic children’s songs as well as sing-along originals and folk and pop classics for the young at heart.
The Chapel is celebrating 82 years of worship in the Adirondacks, and the bazaar is known for offering unique Adirondack and holiday crafts, “moosey” items of all sorts, and the aromatic balsam pillows which are created at the Balsam Bee held a week before the bazaar.
‘Farming and Folks of the Tug Hill & Adirondack Regions,’ a solo exhibit featuring the work of Loretta Lepkowski is currently on display at the Old Forge Library.
An Opening Exhibit Reception will be held on Friday, August 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Old Forge First Friday Art Walk.
Lepkowski was raised on a small southern Lewis County dairy farm with a beautiful view of the Adirondacks.
The Buskers will perform during Inlet’s “Sunsets by the Lake” Summer Concert Series on Saturday, August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Arrowhead Lakefront.
All are invited to bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy a spectacular sunset and the free concert. Rain location is Fern Park Pavilion.
The concert series is sponsored by the Town of Inlet, Eugene Melnyczuk, Dennis and Eileen Michael, The Wine Shop, Craig Wittlin, and the Central Adirondack Association.
It is also funded in part by a grant from New York State on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislator.
Dr. Wendy Bashant, formerly of New Hartford, has been appointed Dean of Student Affairs at the Thurgood Marshall School of the University of California at San Diego.
She will be responsible for the undergraduate students attending Marshall College and will teach British Literature in the honors program.
Dr. Bashant graduated from New Hartford High School, was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Middlebury College and received her doctorate from the University of Rochester.
She taught at Utica College, was a tenured English professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA, and then Dean of Students at the New College of Florida in Sarasota, FL.
She is the daughter of Dr. Gordon Bashant and Nancy Bashant, formerly of New Hartford and presently of San Diego and Old Forge.