Now THAT’s a fish storyLast week’s cover showed Tom Yacovella with his catch of the day, which we referred to as a brook trout. While his 2009 record brook trout was impressive at 5 pounds, 4.5 ounces, and 21 inches long with a 15-inch girth, it was not the fish shown in the photo, which was taken in 2008. Thanks to an alert reader for “catching” our error. Golf Classic names award recipientsAdirondack Bank Charity Golf Classic organizers expect to award more than $36,000 to area organizations following this year’s golf tournament, scheduled for Monday, June 14 at the Thendara Golf Club.The following organizations have been selected to receive a portion of the proceeds from the annual event: HASCA, Arts Center/Old Forge, Kamp Kiwanis, The Town of Webb Historical Association, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids, CASART, The Ronald McDonald House, the Kelberman UCP-Autism Center, and the Resource Center for Independent Living. The deadline to enter the tournament is June 7. Many morning flights and a few afternoon flights are still available. Participants will play in groups of four. If you do not have a full group, you will be placed with others.The entry fee is $100 per player and includes an 18-hole greens fee, cart, golfer gifts, putting contest, lunch, beverage on course, and one dinner. There will be a raffle with loads of prizes, all donated by local businesses. Also this year, there will be a raffle for a ladies’ Rolex watch, valued at approximately $5,000. Raffle tickets for the Rolex watch will also be available for pre-purchase at Adirondack Bank for $10 each, or three for $20. The watch raffle is open to the community as well as tournament participants.The Inlet Golf Course and the Woodgate Pines Golf Course are offering an 18-hole greens fee of $100 per foursome, including cart. This special rate is for participants in the Charity Golf Classic and is available in the afternoon on Sunday, June 13 and all day Monday.For more information, contact Sandy Booton at Adirondack Bank at (315) 369-3153.Center sets literary awards programThe fourth annual Adirondack Center for Writing literary awards ceremony will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 6 at the Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain Lake.The awards honor books published in or about the Adirondacks in the previous year. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by calling (518) 327-6278 or emailing [email protected] addition to juried awards in each category (fiction, poetry, children’s literature, and nonfiction), there is a People’s Choice Award. ACW members are encouraged to send in their votes for their favorite book of the year via email, phone,or mail. A complete list of submissions by category is posted on the center’s Web site at www.adirondackcenterforwriting.org. Voting is also permitted at the awards ceremony itself. Most of the books considered for awards are made available for purchase at the ceremony by the authors, and they are happy to sign their books. Immediately following the ceremony, all are welcome for dinner and conversation at The Hedges in Blue Mountain Lake. The cost is $35 per person and all proceeds benefit ACW. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the ACW office.Board of education capsule reviewThe Town of Webb UFSD Board of Education held a meeting on Wednesday, May 19.The board took the following action:• Accepted the vote results from May 18. Budget: In Favor 303, Against 69; Candidate 5-Year Term, George Hiltebrant: 307, Write in Candidates: 0; Roof Proposition: In Favor 303, Against 58. Total Votes: 378.• Accepted the base bid from AMP Electric in Turin, N.Y. for the multi-purpose room lighting upgrade.• Approved the appointment of Michaela Beckingham as volunteer to assist the softball coach.• Approved the resignation for retirement of Timothy Downey effective July 1.• Approved the revised board Policy 504.4 Tobacco-Free School Environment Policy.• Approved the revised board Policy 410 Acceptable Use Policy.The next regular meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2.Cabaret concert is scheduledThe Town of Webb School’s Music Department will present its spring Cabaret Concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2 in the school gymnasium. The Senior High Concert Band will take the stage first, presenting an exciting program with selections including “Semper Fidelis,” “Niagara Overture,” and “Jungle Fantasy.”The Senior High Chorus will then present a tribute to the late great musical icon Michael Jackson with songs including “Rock With You,” “Say Say Say,” “I’ll Be There,” “Thriller,” and “We Are The World.” They will end their program with the original GLEE arrangement of “Don’t Stop Believin’.”The Senior Stage Band will conclude the program with favorites including “In The Mood” and “Out of the Doghouse.” Be sure to mark your calendar for this exciting evening of music by the community’s talented students. The students are under the direction of Mr. Timothy Downey and Ms. Valerie Gaudin.Congressional candidate to visit Matt Doheny, republican candidate for the 23rd Congressional District that includes Hamilton County, will be at Mulligan’s at the Inlet Golf Club Tuesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. Doheny is running for the seat currently held by democrat Bill Owens. Doheny will face Doug Hoffman in the primary.Inlet residents are invited to come and meet the candidate and ask him questions. More information about the candidate can be found at www.dohenyforcongress.com.Kiwanis, Key clubs sponsor car washThe tenth annual Kiwanis and Key Club free car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 at Calypso’s Cove parking lot in Old Forge. This is the annual fundraising event that provides funds for the administration and operations of all the many Kiwanis children’s activities that take place during the year. Each year, Central Adirondack Kiwanis and the TOW High School Key Club conduct many community programs for children, such as the Student of the Month/Year Program, Christmas for kids, Christmas holiday movie for kids, Kamp Kiwanis, Hugh O’Brien Youth Conference (HOBY), Kiwanis Key Leader Program Scholarships, mentoring program, and outdoor experience events such as the Bald Mountain Climb and kayaking on the Moose River.How does Kiwanis finance these programs with a free car wash? You may sponsor Kiwanis and Key Club members by pledging a specific amount per car washed or a set amount. For example if you pledge $0.10 per car and 100 cars are washed you pay $10 or if you wish you might pledge a set $20 no matter how many cars are washed. Last year over 175 cars were washed.Either way, join the fun. Come down and have your car washed and add to the total number washed; that will increase our fundraising. For additional information or to become a sponsor, contact co-chairs Bob Baker at (315) 357-4302 or Dick Olson at (315) 369-3623.The rain date for the event is Sunday May 30.Museum offers free admissionThe Adirondack Museum is participating in a statewide initiative, introduced by Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, entitled “New York Museums Salute Memorial Day: A Weekend of Appreciation for Service Members and Veterans.” Museums across the state will grant free admission to active military service men and women as well as veterans throughout the Memorial Day weekend. The Adirondack Museum will offer free admission on Saturday, May 29, on Sunday, May 30, and on Monday, May 31. For more information, call (518) 352-7311. Adirondack art show seeks entries Artists of all levels, beginner to professional, are invited to display their work in the 59th annual Central Adirondack Art Show at the Arts Center/Old Forge. The exhibition is open to artists age 16 and over working in the following media: acrylics, oils or pastels, watermedia, drawing, graphics, mixed media, and three-dimensional art or sculpture. (Photography, digital art, and craft work are not eligible.) Artists may submit one original work never previously shown in the Central Adirondack Art Show. Only artwork executed in the past two years is allowed. Artwork dimensions are limited to 48 inches in any direction. All two-dimensional artwork must be appropriately framed with hook eyes and wire for hanging. All three-dimensional artwork must be complete and moveable. The last day to enter the show is Sunday July 11, from noon to 3 p.m. Entries may be dropped off in advance, but not before Saturday July 3.The top ten percent of the exhibition as determined by the judge will be designated the “Master’s Division,” to be judged separately from the open show.A first, second and third prize will be given in five categories in the open show, as well as special awards including one each for a student artist, handicapped artist, and beginning artist. Prizes totaling over $1,500 will be awarded, as well as an opportunity to have work purchased by the Arts Center/Old Forge for the permanent collection. The judge this year is Fred Tschida, a highly sought after guest lecturer, workshop instructor, artist, and curator. He currently serves as a professor of glass and sculpture/dimensional studies at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., where he resides and also serves as the curator for the Museum of Luminous Phenomena. As an artist, he has created sculptures and installations in many different media, including neon and glass, and has been the subject of many solo shows throughout the United States. Tschida has lectured and taught workshops at Pilcheck Glass School, Rhode Island School of Design, the Chicago Art Institute, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Rutgers University, Tulane University, R.I.T., and the University of Minnesota. He is actively involved with the Corning Museum of Glass where he has a piece in their permanent collection, and he has been a visiting artist and a juror for their annual publication “New Glass Review.”The Central Adirondack Art Show will open on July 16 and run through Aug. 15. In conjunction with the show, Fred Tschida’s kinetic neon sculptures will be on display as well as pieces by local Abenaki Indian artist Andree Dennis Newton. For more information, call the Arts Center/Old Forge at (315) 369-6411. Quilt exhibit seeks entries Traditional and eclectic quilts and wall hangings will be on display at the Arts Center/Old Forge from Oct. 9 to Nov. 11 during the 24th annual Northeast Quilts Unlimited, an open show juried for awards. Quilts will be judged in several categories including Traditional, Art/Innovative, and Adirondack theme. Awards total more than $1,700 in cash and prizes. A maximum of two quilts may be entered per quilter. All quilts must have three layers and contain quilting. Hand-tied quilts will not be accepted. Only hand quilted or hand-guided machine quilted pieces will be eligible for awards. Entry forms are due by Saturday, Aug. 28. Quilts are due at the center by Saturday, Oct. 2.This year’s judge is Sandra L. Dorrbecker, who has been teaching and lecturing on quilting topics since 1989. She received her National Quilting Association certification for teaching in 1990 and her certification for judging in 1994. She has been working nationally and traveling ever since. Sandra is an active member in several quilt organizations, as well as the consumer service editor for the National Quilting Association. Her work has been seen in Traditional Quilter Magazine, Threads, Country Living, and Quiltmaker Magazine. Her garments and quilts have won awards in many national events. She has been invited to design for the Fairfield Fashion Show and was also invited to participate in the American Sewing Guild’s National Show in 2002 and 2005.For more information, or to have a prospectus mailed to you, contact the Arts Center/Old Forge at (315) 369-6411.Fishing season is under wayFishing season in New York is in full swing. May 1 was opening day for Walleye, Northern Pike, Pickerel and Tiger Muskellunge. Also, the catch-and-release bass season is underway on most state water bodies.“Our recent angler survey reinforced how popular warm-water fishing is in New York,” DEC Commissioner Grannis said, “and good fishing opportunities for black bass, walleye, panfish and other warm-water species can be found throughout the state in 2010.” Of the warm-water species, walleye are the traditional primary target this time of year, says the DEC. Walleye fishing opportunities exist in more than 100 water bodies throughout the state. Over the last five years and in almost all regions of the state, DEC has stocked 60 waters with walleye fry or fingerlings. New walleye populations are being established and others are being maintained or restored. The DEC’s fishing homepage (www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/fishing.html) provides information on freshwater fishing, including current fishing tips, fishing regulations and a list of warm-water fishing locations. In addition, DEC suggests regional hot spots that should provide excellent fishing. Lake contour maps are available for many of these locations. Anglers are reminded to be sure to disinfect their fishing equipment, including waders and boots, before entering a new body of water. This is the only way to prevent the spread of potentially damaging invasive plant and animal species (didymo and zebra mussels) and fish diseases (Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) and whirling disease).
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