Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:08:13 AM
Winter begins again at View arts center with Warren Miller's 64th film, Ticket to Ride, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. The newest chapter in the legendary film series will take film goers on an action-packed journey with the world's best skiers and snowboarders. Witness athletes at their career-best, and discover the paths that put them at the top of the steepest peaks in Ticket to Ride.
Warren Miller shows are an experience--a pre-season party not to be missed. Film attendees have a chance to enter to wi ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:08:11 AM
Piano students of Valerie Gaudin will present their annual Holiday Piano Recital at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at Niccolls Memorial Church.
Enjoy music performed by: Fern Bailey, Chloe Barkauskas, Allyson Brosemer, Chloe Brosemer, Megan DeFilipps, Clifford Donovan, Alexis Hollister, Holly Kalil, Morgan Payne, Olivia Phaneuf and Jack Rivet.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the performance. The recital is open to the public
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:08:14 AM
The Old Forge Library will hold a children's used books sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Stop by and browse for stocking stuffers, or just to pick up a few books to encourage your kids to continue reading over the Christmas vacation. Warm up with complimentary hot cocoa and coffee.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 10:08:12 AM
The wrong date was listed for the Old Forge Library's reader's theater in last week's edition. "Old Forge Library-One Hundred Years and Counting: Channeling the Past Straight into the Present," written by Paula Roy, will be presented at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the library.
Call (315) 369-6008 for more information .
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:48:11 AM
American Snowmobiler magazine's annual shootout trials are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13, at the White Otter Fish and Game Club grounds at 10914 Woodgate Rd. in Woodgate. Held on the club's quarter mile drag strip, 2013 marks the 24th year that these tests have been conducted.
Participating snowmobiles from different manufacturers are selected at random from box stock at various area dealers. They are taken to the DynoTech Research Center in Batavia, where they are put through computerized dynam ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 9:48:09 AM
By MEGAN ULRICH
Express News Staff
Skiers got an early taste of the slopes when McCauley Mountain opened early. Three trails were open on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. The mountain will be open is conditions permit on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8 as well.
This is the earliest opening day for Mccauley in 25 years and manager Steve Uzdavinis couldn't be happier about the November skiing.
"Conditions were right for making snow so we got a jump start. We always try for Thanksgiv ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013 8:37:43 PM
The Old Forge Library has an "Evergreen Tree" Wish List of books it would like to add to its collection this holiday season.
Members of the community are invited to make a donation to the library, then choose a title from the wish list. A holiday ornament and the name of the book selection can be added to the Evergreen Tree as a memorial or honorary gift in someone's name.
The wish list contains both children and adult books, in addition to books for the library's Adirondack Collection.
The Ever ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013 8:31:19 PM
The New York State Snowmobilers Association (NYSSA) encourages snowmobilers not to wait until trails are declared open to join their local NYSSA Club. Snowmobile season does not officially begin until after big game hunting season in December, and riders are reminded to check with their local clubs at that time to ensure trails have been opened.
"The snow forecasts are encouraging and now is the best time for snowmobilers to renew their membership and prepare for the 2013-2014 winter season," sa ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013 1:39:56 PM
Beatrix Kiddo is a big, beautiful, 5-year-old, spayed female, black cat. She is a sweet and gentle girl who loves to be talked to and petted. She gets along well with other cats too. She would make a laid back and affectionate companion. Beatrix came to the shelter on Dec. 30 and she would love to finally find a good home.
For more information call the Humane Society of Rome at (315) 337-1434 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their web site can be found at www.humanesocietyrome.com ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013 1:37:18 PM
Breathtaking baskets adorn the 116 wall hung quilts at the 27th Annual Quilts Unlimited Exhibition at View in Old Forge. Author, artist, international instructor, Flo Hoppe, a Rome resident has been making baskets since the 1970s and has developed a unique style from being exposed to many different disciplines of art and traveling the world to learn from the masters.
World travel, including a trip to Japan in 1994 to study with master basket makers, led her to try embroidery techniques that crea ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013 1:34:47 PM
Looking for a new and unique way to celebrate the Christmas Holiday? Come to Forestport, for the second annual Electric Horse Parade on Sunday, Dec. 8.
First off, the kids can visit Santa from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Forestport Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on Woodhull Street. There will also be hot cider and an art display at Connie Smith's Art Gallery on Woodhull Street throughout the afternoon. The Forestport Diner will stay open and Scooter’s Bar and Grill will provide kiddie-friendly ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013 1:23:42 PM
The following capsule does not represent approved minutes. Once minutes are approved you may find them at www.towschool.org
The Town of Webb UFSD Board of Education held a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m.
The Board of Education took the following action:
--Approved the Minutes of Nov. 5, meeting.
--Approved the Warrants and Claims.
--Approved the Treasurer's Report for October 2013.
--Approved the Committee on Special Education Recommendations.
--Approved the Tax Collector's Report
Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013 1:18:03 PM
The Adirondack Landowners Association will host its annual winter membership meeting on Dec. 6 and 7, at the Adirondack League Club in Old Forge.
This year's meeting will feature a presentation of the ALA Stewardship Award to the Common Ground Alliance. The ALA is recognizing the Common Ground Alliance for their outstanding contribution to the betterment of the Adirondack Park.
The Friday night activities will include a social reception, dinner, additional tributes and a live and silent auction ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013 1:25:13 PM
The community is invited to the Old Forge Library 100 Year Celebration Kick-Off, a reader's theater production of "OFL One Hundred Years and Counting: Channeling the Past Straight into the Present."
The performance will be performed at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the Judith Lowenstein Cohen Memorial Wing at the library. The play, which chronicles the library's beginning to the present day, was written by Paula Alida Roy.
Directed by Alan Saban, it starts out in the present with North C ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013 1:24:28 PM
By MEGAN ULRICH
Express News Staff
Spirit Week at Town of Webb School has traditionally been held in April, before the spring recess from school. Due to NYS testing for the junior high school in April the decision was made to move the activity-filled week to the week before Christmas break.
Spirit Week is a team-building week for grades 7-12 organized by the student council. There are various activities that require a class effort to gain points toward being the, "Class of the Year." Points ar ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013 1:23:36 PM
To kick off the snowmobile season in Old Forge, the Central Adirondack Association will host the 37th annual Snodeo at the George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center Dec. 13-15.
The pavilion on North Street will be filled with sleds, gear and accessories that no snowmobile enthusiast will want to miss. All four major manufacturers (Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski Doo and Yamaha) will be on hand with their 2014 models.
Additional vendors include CHO-KO, Camoplast, Sledfreak, Mach Studs, Premiere ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013 1:22:28 PM
North Woods Women's Club bakes cookies for Christmas on Main Street
This Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, members of the North Woods Women's Club gathered to bake over 20 dozen cookies to support local causes.
The cookies will be sold Friday, Nov. 29 at The Forge Motel during Santa and Mrs. Claus' visit.
Proceeds from the cookie sale will be used to provide scholarships to Kinderwood and other children-based programs in the Old Forge, Inlet, and Woodgate area.
In addition, photos of the ...
Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013 1:19:46 PM
By MEGAN ULRICH
Express News Staff
The Old Forge Library has an exciting year ahead as it celebrates its centennial year. There will be events, plays and guests throughout the year to mark 100 years of service to the community.
Libraries can be traced back to around 1200 B.C., when there was first an effort to retain organized, recorded information in the form of documents. Over time libraries became an important source of up to date information and news. Before there was Google, there wa ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:17:24 AM
By MEGAN ULRICH
Express News Staff
Town of Webb Recreation Director Jason Perkins took an informal Facebook poll beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21 regarding the potential for indoor soccer in Old Forge.
The response was overwhelmingly positive. Young people responding to the post gave a collective, "Yes. I would play."
The town has received a $15,000 grant for recreation and Perkins is looking into the purchase of used indoor turf to utilize at the North Street pavilion. The grant is from the Dep ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:40:03 AM
Christmas is just around the corner and the Old Forge Fire Ladies Auxiliary once again has their Warming Tree set up for all your donations of mittens, hats, scarves and socks.
The tree is located at the Old Forge Fire Hall. Anyone wishing to help make someone warm this winter, feel free to drop off your donations.
If you know of anyone that may need any of these items contact Jane Tormey at (315) 369-8382 or any Auxiliary member with the ages and sizes of those needing a warm coat, hat or mitte ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:20:45 AM
It's that time of year again to think snow, Christmas Trees, gifts, and of course, Santa Claus.
This year's yuletide season is being kicked-off with a Tree Lighting Party sponsored by the Town Of Webb and the Eagle Bay Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. This annual event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the new Eagle Bay Information Center located at the corner of Big Moose Rd. and Rte. 28 in Eagle Bay.
There will be Christmas caroling around the community Christmas Tree f ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:17:22 AM
Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church is taking orders for the Food Sense package for December. Each unit costs $15.50. This program is open to all. There are no eligibility requirements nor is there any obligation to purchase food every month.
The December unit consists of chicken breasts, Salisbury patties, ground turkey, breakfast sausage, fresh eggs, pancake mix, fresh hash browns, cream of mushroom soup, egg noodles, applesauce and 2 fresh produce items.
There are also seven specials availa ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:14:29 AM
The Old Forge Garden Club will hold its annual Christmas Party at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Lakeside Terrace.
The group is happy to have Mitch Lee, storyteller, present the program for our Christmas Party.
Refreshments and good cheer will be provided by the Garden Club members. All are welcome to join us in the festivities.
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 2:12:26 AM
The Remsen Arts Center and Utica Art Association will present the second Remsen Art Show and Sale from noon - 7pm on Dec. 6-8 at the Remsen Performing and Visual Arts Center. The center is located at 9627 Main Street in Remsen.
The event will be held in the side and rear rooms of the arts center and will feature various two and three dimensional works for sale. Participating artists include Polly Blunk, Ellen Cieniewicz, Peter Rashford, Ed Williams, Jennifer DeVenezia, Mark Tiffany, Diane ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 1:57:09 AM
The Trustees of the Town of Webb Historical Association wish to invite members and the public to its annual Holiday Open House. This year, the Open House will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Goodsell Museum on Main Street in Old Forge.
This year's event will be dedicated to Robert Lowenberg, past president of the board, who passed away in August. Stop by anytime between noon and 3 p.m., view the exhibits; enjoy refreshments and conversations with neighbors and friend ...