By Mike Farmer
Old Forge will host the inaugural Red, White and Blue “Spring Into Summer” family festival Memorial Day Weekend, May 22 through 25.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be filled with activities and entertainment for the entire family, while Monday will be the traditional observance of fallen veterans.
A local committee has partnered with the Town of Webb and the Central Adirondack Association to build a blockbuster weekend festival. Continue reading
…Charlie Kiefer of Old Forge is greeted by his granddaughter Kelsey Kiefer in this Memorial Day file photo taken by Michele deCamp in 2013. This year’s parade starts at the Town of Webb school at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 25 in Old Forge.
By Jay Lawson
Those wanting to leave their boat trailers someplace, while enjoying the waters of the Fulton Chain of Lakes, can no longer park them at the site of the former highway garage, which is located at the intersection of the Upper Joy Tract and Railroad Avenue in Old Forge.
Parking at the site had been allowed for a few years, as a bit of an experiment, according to Councilman Mike Ross. Continue reading
Alexis Russell and Martha Denio hold up the garage sale maps for the area’s upcoming holiday weekend. Photo by Gina Greco
The Town-Wide Garage Sales held throughout Old Forge, Inlet and surrounding areas have become a huge annual Memorial Day Weekend attraction, and to help bargain-seekers better navigate sale locations, the towns’ information offices have maps available for pick up. Continue reading
By Jay Lawson
The Town of Webb Union Free School District (UFSD) opened the polls to voters on Tuesday, May 19 to determine the fate of the district’s proposed $8,783,340 budget for the 2015–16 school year.
Voters approved the budget with 178 voting in favor, while 37 voted in opposition.
The approval of the budget authorizes district officials to levy taxes on properties within the Town of Webb UFSD to offset the budget’s expenditures. Continue reading
Mid York Library System, which includes the Old Forge Library, recently launched a new database, Transparent Language Online, that offers Mid York patrons unlimited access to more than 90 online language courses with their public library cards.
The courses are packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Continue reading
John Michael Hopsicker, 70, of Old Forge, passed away on January 16, 2015 at his home, with his family at his side.
His interment will be Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m. in Riverview Cemetery.