H.S. Picker opening reception slated for Saturday, June 28th
An Opening Reception for an exhibit highlighting the work of H.S. Picker will be held at VIEW, the arts center in Old Forge on Saturday, June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.
© 2012 Henriette
Henriette Simon Picker studied drawing and painting with Alexander Brook and Louis Bouché at the Art Student’s League of New York from 1939 to 1941 while pursuing a successful career as a shoe designer.
She was hired by world famous I. Miller Shoes of New York at the age of 16 and for the next 45 years designed women’s high fashion shoes full time there and for many other major companies throughout the U.S under the names Henriette Simon and Simone. Continue reading
The Republican party held its Primary Election on Tuesday, June 24th, following a hotly contested and much watched campaign between Matt Doheny and Elise Stefanik.
When the polls closed in New York’s 21st District, Stefanik took a lead of about 20 percentage points with the early precincts reporting.
She held her lead throughout the night, coasting to victory with a final election night tally of 14,909 to Doheny’s 10,297.
The results remain unofficial with absentee ballots yet to be counted. Continue reading
The Strand Theatre of Old Forge will host a special viewing of the documentary film, HALF THE ROAD: The Passion, Pitfalls & Power of Women’s Professional Cycling, on Tuesday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The film, written and directed by Old Forge seasonal resident Kathryn Bertine, explores the world of women’s professional cycling with a focus on the love of the sport and the issues of inequality that female racers face in the male-dominated sport. Continue reading
Aaron Woolf, Democratic candidate for NY’s 21st Congressional District, addresses a local audience during CAP-21’s forum at View on June 17. Seated is moderator Nick Rose, CAP-21 executive director.
Democrat candidate Aaron Woolf wasted little time in announcing that his race for Congress is in full swing, now that Republicans have determined a 21st District candidate for next November’s election.
Woolf introduced what his campaign team is describing as a “bold government reform” agenda on Wednesday. Continue reading
The annual Summer Writers’ Workshops at the Old Forge Library will feature a six-session Adult Workshop and a four-session Tweens & Teen Workshop.
The adult sessions will be held on Wednesdays from July 2 through August 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The Tweens & Teen Workshops will meet on Wednesdays from July 9 through July 30 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Both workshops will be led by Paula Alida Roy. Roy was chairperson of the English Department at Westfield High School in New Jersey prior to retiring in the Adirondacks. Continue reading
Let’s not sugar coat it—last night we had a tough result. Specifically, I am shocked by the margin of victory for my primary opponent.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your support, help and guidance throughout the campaign.
We worked hard—I knocked on over 2,200 doors myself—all over this vast, 12-county 21st Congressional District. Continue reading
VIEW, the arts center in Old Forge, will host the Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts on Friday, July 4 in the Adirondack Bank parking lot located on Route 28.
The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature the works of 60 vendors. Continue reading