Andi and Ray Smith (The Kenmore Cottages) of Old Forge, recently vacationed on the island of Roatan, Honduras where he was caught 30 feet under in the Caribbean enjoying his copy of the Adirondack Express but was soon distracted by a passing turtle. Their daughters are living and working on Roatan, Becky doing her medical rotation at the clinic and Rachel teaching Second Grade and music. Their parents brought medical supplies for the clinic and clothing for one of the families in need.
Carolyn Trimbach (from left) of Old Forge, President of Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, inducted two new members into the Club at a recent meeting: Tom Fletcher of Old Forge, with his sponsor Mike Griffin of Old Forge, and Linda Bamberger of Old Forge with her sponsor, Chris Gaige of Old Forge. The member candidates were introduced to Club members by their sponsors, then voted in as members and presented a Kiwanis lapel pins. Kiwanis International inducts approximately 2,900 new members each month within 96 countries.
Scott Thompson of Norridgewock III at Beaver River said The Lake Placid News is taking an opinion poll on the future use of the Old Forge to Lake Placid Travel Corridor, and he is encouraging everyone to vote for a trail that would better serve snowmobilers and recreational purposes in the other seasons, a greater benefit as a trail rather than the rail. For more information contact www.thearta.org. Vote at www.lakeplacidnews.com (far lower right on the page).
New York State Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward of Willsboro announced that the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) are co-sponsoring the 15th Annual NFWL-NRA Bill of Rights Essay Scholarship Contest for college-bound female high school juniors and seniors, and this year’s essay topic is The Constitution and States Rights: How Federalism Impacts Women and Historically Underrepresented Populations. Each winner will each receive a $3,000 college scholarship and an all-expenses-paid trip to NFWL’s Annual Conference, November 15-19, 2012 at The Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, GA where they will network with, be mentored by and speak to hundreds of women lawmakers from across the U.S. Applicants are asked to describe how public policies impact women and underrepresented populations when decided at the State or Federal level while applying their knowledge of the U.S. Bill of Rights to shape their opinions about the roles States should play in public policy decisions. Essays must be received or postmarked no later than Tuesday, July 31, 2012. For more information and to get the official essay application packet contact www.womenlegislators.org or call (518)-792-4546.
Ray Schoeberlein (from left) of Old Forge, Chairman of the Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks Student of the Month Program, presided at a recent Club Recognition Event when February Student of the Month Mallory Kleps, April Student of the Month Bert Yuhasz and March Student of the Month Andrea Frey were each presented Certificates of Achievement and $50 prizes by Kiwanis President Carolyn Trimbach of Old Forge. Each winner then described their activities and future plans to Club members. Parents Sharon and David Kleps of Old Forge, Sarah and John Frey of Inlet and Steven Yuhasz of Forestport were also special guests at the event. Later this month the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee will select a 2012 Student of the Year (from among the monthly winners) to receive a $500 prize.
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