Monthly Archives: December 2013

New ADK travel app to enhance the visitor experience park-wide

A group of Adirondack Region organizations have partnered to develop a concise inventory of recreational opportunities in the Adirondack Park that will be made available through a comprehensive web portal and travel app.

They hope to launch the portal by the peak of the 2014 ski season.

The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages (AATV), in partnership with the Capital Region’s Center for Economic Growth (CEG), the Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century (CAP-21), and the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council (ARTC)—the officially designated region for the I LOVE NY Tourism Campaign—are currently working to compile an inventory of tourism amenities and opportunities available in the Adirondack Park. Continue reading

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Local churches announces special Christmas services

Area churches are planning special services for parishioners and visitors for Christmas eve, Christmas day and New Year’s eve and day.

Big Moose Chapel’s annual Christmas Candlelight service will be held Sunday, December 22 at 4 p.m. Reverend Lawrence Bartel of Niccolls Church will officiate at the service.

Nicholas Steltzer will be the organist and lead the congregation in song.

Moose River Farm will be the site of Niccolls Church Christmas Eve service

Moose River Farm will be the site of Niccolls Church Christmas Eve service

St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church of Old Forge will hold its Christmas eve vigil service at 5 p.m.

The Christmas day service will be held at 10 a.m. A New Year’s eve service will be held on Tuesday, December 31 at 5 p.m.

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Inlet will hold a Christmas eve vigil at 7:30 p.m. and a New Year’s service on Wednesday, January 1 at 9 a.m. Continue reading

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Town of Long Lake: Certified guide to lead winter hiking expeditions

The Town of Long Lake and certified guide Spencer Morrissey will be hosting three upcoming winter hikes on Saturdays January 11, January 25, and February 22nd.

The January 11 hike is part of Winter Trails Day and is free of charge; all other trips are $20 per person.

Guide Spencer Morrissey

Guide Spencer Morrissey

Advanced sign up is encouraged to reserve a spot as trips are limited to 15 participants.

Winter trips are not recommended for kids under the age of 12 without prior experience in similar outings.

Transportation is provided by the Town of Long Lake, and hikers should meet at the Long Lake Town Offices, 1130 Deerland Road, Long Lake at 8 a.m. Call (518) 624-3077 to reserve spot.

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DEC responds to hunting calls in towns of Inlet and Long Lake

The Department of Environ-mental Conservation, Region Five, has reported its fall Search and Rescue activity for Hamilton County, which includes the following responses.

Town of Inlet, Moose River Plains Wild Forest

On Saturday, October 26, at approximately 8:15 p.m., DEC Dispatch in Ray Brook received a call reporting two overdue hunters.

Dell Hilbreth, 55, of Savannah, NY, and Tony Hilbreth, 31, of Liverpool, were supposed to meet the rest of their hunting party back at their camp at 4:30 p.m., but had not yet returned.

Two DEC Forest Rangers responded and began searching for the men.

After several hours of searching, both of the Hilbreths were located in good health.  Continue reading

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Snodeo visitors help Kiwanians raise over $900 for Kids Christmas Project

The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks provides gifts, mittens and food for over 50 area families and 130 children through its annual Christmas for Kids Project.

Lisa Lloyd wraps a present for the Kiwanis Christmas For Kids Project Photo by Gina Greco

Lisa Lloyd wraps a present for the Kiwanis Christmas For Kids Project Photo by Gina Greco

Funding for this program comes through various fundraising initiatives, including collecting donations from visitors to Snodeo, which took place this past weekend at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center in Old Forge.

Fred Trimbach, chairperson of the Snodeo charitable effort, said that over $900 was collected during this year’s event.

“Each year the visitors to our community during Snodeo demonstrate their generosity in a very positive way,” Trimach said. Continue reading

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