Daily Archives: August 6, 2015

VIEW: World class opera singers to take stage at Gould Hall

David Pershall

David Pershall

Baritone David Pershall and Mezzo-Soprano Krysty Swann will be accompanied by Arthur McManus in a memorable evening of great opera and Broadway hits at VIEW, the arts center in Old Forge, on Thursday, August 20.

David Pershall was recently featured in Voix des Arts “Best Artists of 2014” and praised for “[dispatching] his smooth, evenly produced lyric baritone with elegance and style” in Opera News.

His latest performances in the U.S. were at Minnesota Opera, as Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Washington National Opera, as Papageno in The Magic Flute, and at Carnegie Hall, as Lord Nottingham in Roberto Devereux for which he was hailed as “passionate and resonant” by The New York Times. Continue reading

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Jessica Menges receives Mary Russell Scholarship

Old Forge American Legion Post #893 Auxiliary has named Jessica Menges as the recipient of the Mary Russell Continuing Education Scholarship.

Jessica, a 2012 graduate of Town of Webb School, is a student at Maine Maritime Academy of Castine, ME, where she is studying Marine Biology and Small Vessel Operations.

She is the daughter of Wendy and Kent Menges of Old Forge.

The scholarship is named in honor of late auxiliary member, Mary Russell, who was a proponent of education and higher learning.

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Old Forge: Be part of the ‘Cycle Adirondacks’ tour on Aug. 26 & 27

Cycle Adirondacks will roll into Old Forge on Wednesday, August 26 with over 200 cyclists and a support crew who will be headquartered at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street.

Old Forge is the only layover town on this seven-day tour which starts and ends in Saranac Lake.

The group will arrive the afternoon of Wednesday, August 26 and will depart the morning of Friday, August 28.  Continue reading

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Webb summer sports programs coming to end

Town of Webb summer recreation programs will be wrapping up in the next couple of weeks, according to Webb Recreation Director Sara Alves.

The final tennis lessons will be held Friday, August 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. Continue reading

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Meeting change

The Town of Webb Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, 2015 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the library.

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