Daily Archives: June 26, 2014

VIEW exhibit to highlight artwork of nonagenerian

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.
H.S. Picker © 2012 Henriette  Simon Picker

H.S. Picker
© 2012 Henriette
Simon Picker

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

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Strand Theatre to screen documentary, host its writer/director Kathryn Bertine

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

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Paula Roy to lead Writers’ Workshop

The annual Summer Writers’ Workshops at the Old Forge Library will feature a six-session Adult Workshop and a four-session Tweens & Teen Workshop. Paula Roy

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

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Matt Doheny says thank you to voters, supporters and volunteers, remarks on new phase of American politics


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

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VIEW to host Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts on Friday, July 4

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

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