Daily Archives: August 22, 2013

Old Forestport Days scheduled rain or shine Saturday August 24

Old Forestport Days, a community day-long event that celebrates the downtown area of Forestport and the town’s 143rd birthday will be held  on Saturday, August 24,  rain or shine.

The focus of the Festival is to provide food, fun and festivities to kids of all ages in the area.

photoBeginning at noon,  Forestport Volunteer Firemen with host their 2nd annual Water Ball Contest at the firehouse.

Some of the featured events throughout the day include the Firemen’s Chicken BBQ at noon and an Indoor Garage Sale at the Firehouse.

There are plenty of bargains at the St. Patrick Church Thrift Shop as well as town-wide Garage Sales.

Members of the Fire Department will also serve burgers and hot dogs with side salads There will be music compliments of Bill Thomas and Doug Altrock’s DEA at the Firehouse Beer Garden.

The Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tourney and BBQ will be held at the Dutch Hill Field with organizer T.J. Paschke expecting eight teams to participate. The tournament will start on Friday evening and a champion will be declared on Saturday evening. A Chicken BBQ and a Bouncy House is also available at the ball field.

Cook up your most creative zucchini dish and bring it to Scooter’s by 1 p.m. for judging. in the 5th Annual Zucchini Cooking Contest.

The Forestport Diner will also offer special meals and snacks on River Road.

THE Presbyterian Church will host a Strawberry Festival and garden display.

And if you want to have more fun, don’t miss the 7th Annual “Anything BUT a Soap Box Derby coordinated by John and Ann Mason and family. The action gets underway at 4 p.m. on the River Street course.

A Zumba® and Zumbatonic® Dance Party will be featured in the Kids Fun Zone along with games organized by Girl Scout Troop 2. Sidewalk chalk art by the kids will be judged by Forestport artist Connie Smith. The Kids Fun Zone is open from noon to 4 p.m. and also features a Bouncy House sponsored by C&R Hardware.

Saturday’s entertainment also includes live music by Johnson and Company beginning at 7 p.m.

The festivities will end with a town-sponsored fireworks display over the Forestport Pond at dark by Majestic Fireworks.

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Lock and Dam rehabilitation project completed ahead of schedule

Town of Webb Supervisor Ted Riehle has announced that rehabilitative work at Lock and Dam, which was expected to wrap up by Labor Day, was completed on Tuesday, August 20 by Jablonski Excavating, Inc.

“As of Tuesday the water level was back to normal and the water was flowing over the spillway. Today (August 21) they are backing out and cleaning up the site. The project is finished ahead of schedule,” Riehle said.

Town of Webb's newly renovated Lock & Dam

Town of Webb’s newly renovated Lock & Dam

The construction project, which began on July 8, was monitored along the way by engineers from Clough Harbour & Associates who were on-site August 21 to perform an inspection.

“They were happy with everything they have seen. Things went well and everything is back in service,” Riehle said.

During the rehabilitative process, Jablonski created a diversion structure on the railroad side of Lock N Dam in order to divert the river. Once the river was diverted, construction began on the spillway itself.

Sheet piles were driven in front of the structure, and the frame’s structure was rebuilt. When the process was completed the diversion structure was reversed.

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Webb health center welcomes technologist

St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) and its Medical Group announce that Alexandria Alsante, RT has joined the staff of the Town of Webb Health Center at 114 South Shore Road, Old Forge as a radiologic technologist/lab assistant.  

Alsante attended St. Elizabeth School of Radiography and is completing her degree at Mohawk Valley Community College.

Alexandria Alsante, RT

Alexandria Alsante, RT

Thomas Socash, MD, a longtime provider at the Town of Webb Health Center, continues to care for patients and St. Elizabeth Medical Center is continuing its efforts to recruit a second, full-time physician to assist the needs of the residents of the Town of Webb.

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Adopt a CAP-PY Duck, win prizes or bucks

CAP-21’s annual CAP-PY Duck Derby is set for Sunday, September 1 and all are invited to join in the fun by adopting a single or flock of ducks for an opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including a possible prize of $100,000.

Ducks are $5 each or $20 for a flock of five and can be purchased online at www.cap-21.org, at the CAP-21 office at Hemmer Cottage, the Old Forge Visitor Information Center, and the Old Forge Farmers’ Market on Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Ducks will also be for sale at the Old Forge busy corner over the next two weekends.

The ducks will be dropped over the Old Forge bridge into the Moose River at noon the day of the event.  Continue reading

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Great Camp Sagamore names Livermore new exec. director

Great Camp Sagamore has announced that Garet Livermore of Cooperstown has been selected as its new executive director.

Livermore, who has been vice president for Education at the New York State Historical Association & The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown for the past 15 years, will replace

Beverly Bridger who will be retiring at the end of the year.

Bridger has served has Sagamore’s executive director since 1989.

Garet Livermore

Garet Livermore

“Garet Livermore will be an effective and creative executive director. We are privileged to welcome him,” Bridger said.

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Cousins That Care 5K Run/Walk set Saturday, August 24 in Inlet

The 5k Run/Walk sponsored by Inlet’s Cousins That Care will begin at 8 a.m. from the Ole Barn parking lot on Limekiln Lake Rd. on Saturday, August 24th.

The 5k course is part trail and part paved road. It follows a snowmobile trail to Gilbert Rd., turns onto the South Shore, and links up with Route 28 to Limekiln Rd.

Registration fee is $30. Registration is available at www.cousinsthatcare.com, or participants can sign-up prior to the start of the race.

A post-event auction and raffle of a number of items donated by local businesses will be held at the Ole Barn following the race. You need not be present at the time of the raffles to win.

Proceeds of the event will support the charitable work of The Cousins That Care, a group of seven young cousins who raise funds for  charities, scholarships, and families in need.

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Letter to the Editor Fulton Chain: We need to work for change

Dear Jay,

Thank you for your continued coverage of the boating safety issue. Many many people are talking openly about it in town.

We seem to have become a dumping ground for the big boat owners whose egos are bigger than their brains. Travel to Big Moose Lake, Twitchell, Blue Mountain or Lake Placid. Check how many outsized and overly loud boats you encounter. Why our chain of lakes??

Now is the time to write letters to the governing bodies of our waters. Sign petitions on control of boat size, noise level, speed and hours of operation…

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