Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:57:03 AM
By MEG ULRICH
Express News Staff
There is always something to do on a rainy summer day or a freezing winter night in Old Forge. The Strand Theatre consistently offers the latest movie releases and the whole family can take in a flick and visit the snack bar without breaking the bank. Before or after the show there is plenty to see within the building, from its beautifully restored art-deco interior to the vast collection of movie history and memorabilia. Going to the movies in Old Forge is a spe ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:08:09 AM
Registration for summer programs will be Thursday, May 30 and Wednesday, June 5, from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Town Offices at the Information Center on Route 28.
Summer recreation programs start on June 24 and end Aug. 9.
Programs will include:
--Playschool, a seven week long recreation program for children entering kindergarten through 10-years-old. Playschool runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Children will be visiting a different recreational venue almost every day. A full schedul ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 3:18:05 PM
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will perform "Great American Songbook" at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, at View in Old Forge.
Join this annual Memorial Day celebration with its uniquely American collection of popular music from Broadway and Hollywood musicals prevalent from the 1920s to 1960s. This timeless music of Gershwin, Berlin, Kern, Porter, Harold Arlen and Richard Rodgers, offered hope of better days during the Great Depression, built morale during two world wars, helped build social b ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 3:10:33 PM
Tickets are now on sale for the annual fundraiser raffle sponsored by the Central Adirondack Association. Tickets are available for purchase at the Visitor Information Center in Old Forge for $100 each. Only 999 tickets will be sold. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.VisitMyAdirondacks.com.
The grand prize will be a 2014 Red Chevrolet Camaro LT Coupe supplied by Davidson Auto Group of Rome.
In addition to the Camaro, ten cash prizes will be awarded. Second prize will be $10,000, third ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 3:02:41 PM
Members of Congressman Bill Owens' staff will hold meetings with New Yorkers in Old Forge from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Old Forge Library.
This meeting is being held in an ongoing effort to increase constituent outreach. Constituents are encouraged to attend to seek help with a federal agency or express an opinion on a matter currently pending before the House of Representatives.
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 2:35:15 PM
Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church announces the grand opening of its new coffee house ministry, the Open Door Cafe.
The grand opening celebration will be held from 7 -10 p.m. on Friday, May 24.
Driven Worship, a band based out of the Albany area, will entertain at the grand opening.
There will be coffee, and other beverages, with a variety of snacks. The Open Door Cafe is donation based and open to the entire community. It is run by the Niccolls youth group, and donations will go to the c ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 2:07:34 PM
Chrissy and Ryan Prichard of Old Forge are the new operating team of the Old Mill Restaurant in Old Forge, he as President of the Company and she the General Manager. He oversees everything in the kitchen from cooking, staffing, quality control, ordering, supervising, everything that goes into preparing great food, looking for ways to improve the food, how to do things even better in the kitchen as well as in maintenance and building repairs. She oversees the dining room and bar including staffi ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:08:12 AM
By MEG ULRICH
Express News Staff
The Adirondack Scenic Railroad will begin running a train from Thendara to Big Moose for the first time since 1981, when ownership of the line went to New York State and the railroad was abandoned.
Train enthusiasts have been supporting the railroad's rebirth since 1992 and volunteers and staff continue their efforts to fully restore the railroad.
Work that began on the Big Moose stretch of tracks in 2012 has been completed, with 8,500 new railroad ties install ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 1:43:19 PM
The Old Forge Library will host an Open Mic Night for Writers in a coffee house setting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. The public is welcome to share and read from their own work or to come and enjoy readings by others.
Featured reader and emcee will be Susan Knight. A retired technical writer, Susan is working on a series of vignettes, part of a forthcoming memoir. She is a member of two writing groups, one in Old Forge and one in Remsen. She is a familiar participant at the summer Writers Wo ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 1:31:24 PM
The Inlet Historical Society will hold an open house at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, at in its new building at 147 Route 28 in downtown Inlet, directly across from the Woods Inn.
A new sign, generously purchased by board member Waddie Kalil, will be unveiled for the public. The sign, made by KD Wheeler Custom Signs of Queensbury, will feature the society's logo and will be a great asset to the community.
Refreshments and collection viewing will follow. As the summer season nears the society is ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 1:09:25 PM
The Old Forge DMV Satellite Office will be closed for Memorial Day on May 27.
The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, for regular hours of 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., the office closes for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
The office is located at 183 Park Avenue in Old Forge. The phone number is (315)369-3301.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:08:14 AM
The 13th annual Central Adirondack Kiwanis, Town of Webb School Key Club and Builders Club Free Car Wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at Calyps's Cove parking lot in Old Forge.
This is the annual fund raising event that provides funds for the administration and operation of all the Kiwanis children’s activities that take place during the year.
How can Kiwanis, Key Club and Builders Club finance these programs and others with a free car wash? You may sponsor Kiwan ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 11:03:40 AM
Get ready to dance and get fit. Zumba is offered at View through June on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. In July and August Zumba will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 9 a.m., and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Zumba is a fun, energetic, Latin and International based dance exercise. It is a feel happy workout that is great for the mind and body and you can expect to smile the entire time.
Zumba is $7 per class, or View members have the option of paying a $40 monthly fee for unlimited Zu ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:42:41 AM
By MEG ULRICH
Express News Staff
Thendara business owner Dick Bird asked the Town of Webb board to reconsider the plan for the TOBIE Trail, at the board's regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14. He cited the current proposed path as a danger to pedestrians and a property loss for business owners. Helen Estabrook, who also attended the board meeting, brought up safety concerns with the trail being along a state route. Both Bird and Estabrook questioned whether the prior informational meetings had inc ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:00:13 AM
Expertly carved life size sting rays appear to glide through the air past a ship's anchor. Extraordinarily small and intricate lathe-turned jewelry dangles elegantly. With works of all sizes and variety, the Kaatskill Woodturners Association juried exhibition is dazzling visitors at View. Viewers marvel at the level of craftsmanship and creativity members of the association have achieved. Some pieces shine like glass, others highlight the wood's knots and burls. The exhibition is on display thro ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:44:55 AM
The Webb Way annual budget vote dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, in the school cafeteria.
This dinner is being sponsored in part by generous contributions from The Red Dog, Adirondack Bank, and Community Bank.
The pulled pork dinner will be held in conjunction with the school budget vote. The dinner will include a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, beverage, and dessert. The food will be cooked and served by teachers, administrators, and staff. Take outs will be a ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:34:48 AM
Voter registration will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the TOW UFSD library hallway.
Town of Webb residents who are currently not registered on the county voter registration roll for the Town of Webb UFSD are required to appear and personally register in order to be eligible to vote in the school district voting on Tuesday, May 21. Registration status may be confirmed by calling Diane Kull, District Clerk, at (315) 369-3222 ext. 2102.
The budget vote will take place on from 2-9 p.m. May 2 ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:18:19 AM
by M. Lisa Monroe
The Gardner family in Old Forge has recently received encouraging news about a Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome breakthrough. Their granddaughter, Morgan, has the disease. Dr. Emyr Lloyd-Evans, a researcher who has received a grant from the SLOS Foundation, has been involved with several clinical tests that may offer two additional treatments. Research has connected SLOS with another rare genetic disorder known as Niemann-Pick C. Therapies that have worked with this il ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:12:46 AM
Raquette Lake Women's Softball Team will hold its first practice at the Raquette Lake School at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.
New players are welcome to join. For more information call (802) 681-6199.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 10:11:13 AM
Dr. Johana (Jody) Kashiwa Brakeley, an expert in developmental behavioral pediatrics will speak at the next Science on Sunday at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at View in the upstairs classroom. Dr. Brakeley's topic is an introduction to brain biology: how it applies to folks of every age.
Dr. Brakeley is the daughter of Miriam and the late Henry Kashiwa.
She holds a BS degree in Biology from Middlebury College in Vermont and an MD degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. She did medical ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:59:59 AM
The Herkimer County Legislature will issue a proclamation declaring Tuesday, May 21, a "Day of Reflection and Recognition" in Herkimer County to recognize the members of first responder and public safety agencies for their brave service in reacting to the tragic events of March 13 and 14 in the Villages of Mohawk and Herkimer.
To mark the occasion, remember the victims, and honor the members of these agencies, the County, in conjunction with Herkimer County Community College, will culminate the ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:56:59 AM
Tatum is a very cute, 3-year-old, neutered male, buff tiger and white kitty. He is outgoing and friendly and full of energy. He loves to run around, play and wrestle with other cats. He is also a very curious boy who likes to snoop. Tatum is tons of fun, so come meet him today.
For more information call the Humane Society of Rome at (315) 337-1434 or email them at email@example.com. Their web site can be found at www.humanesocietyrome.com.
Donations to adopt an animal are: Cats and k ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:52:58 AM
by M. Lisa Monroe
Paddlefest will take place on the Old Forge lakefront May 17-19. This is the 15th annual Paddlefest, an event that has grown over the years to become the biggest on-water canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard demo and sale in the country. It features over 75 manufacturers of canoes, kayaks, SUP's and accessories and will include clinics, on-site test paddling, speakers and instruction.
The event is put on by Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. Mountainman owner, ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:48:32 AM
Megan Ulrich of Old Forge was appointed Staff Reporter for the Adirondack Express where she has been a columnist, No More No Less, since 2011. She will cover local news, write and edit community stories and features. Born and raised in Hamden, Conn., she attended college in both Charleston, S.C. and New Haven, Conn. Recently she has been working as a full time mother and in local restaurants. In addition to her popular column that she will retire, as a writer she published in poetry anthologies ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:23:30 AM
Once again the Towns of Webb and Inlet are encouraging local homeowners and businesses to hold their garage sales during Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26.
It's a great opportunity to turn your trash into cash. People will travel long distances to take advantage of the many treasures to be found.
Contact the Town of Webb Information office at (315) 369-6983 or the Inlet Information office at (315) 357-5501 and give your garage sale location so it can be added to area maps to be distributed ...