Monthly Archives: November 2015

LETTER: Great name, awkward initialism

To the Editor:

After reading the article on the Ambulance Corps in the November 19 issue of the Weekly I’d like to comment on Advanced Life Support.

Nothing wrong with the name, but calling it ALS has a bad connotation. To most people the letters ALS mean Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

That was my first thought when I saw the headline. So maybe that’s just something for the Ambulance Corps to consider when calling it ALS.

Thank You,

Phil Freese, Old Forge

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Mark Rhode & Linda Malfa married at St. William’s on Long Point

Linda and Mark Rhode Photo by Debra Parry Trichilo

Linda and Mark Rhode
Photo by Debra Parry Trichilo

Surrounded by close family and friends, Mark A. Rhode and Linda W. Malfa of Odessa, FL were united in marriage in a quaint, intimate ceremony at the historic St. William’s Church on Long Point in Raquette Lake on Friday evening, September 25th.

Mark and Linda’s children, Spencer Rhode, Colton Rhode, Carolyn Malfa and Laurie (Malfa) Rubin, witnessed the ceremony performed by Francis “Bear” Trichilo.

After a champagne and wedding cake reception in the boathouse at St. William’s, the wedding party and guests boarded the W.W. Durant where, according to Captain Dean Pohl, they witnessed the best sunset of the season while enjoying a delicious dinner. Continue reading

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