Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 3:38:42 PM
The Eagle Bay Volunteer Hose Co. wants to thank Billy and the entire staff at Billy's Italian American Restaurant for the successful charity benefit they recently held for the Eagle Bay Fire Dept. on Thursday, April 25.
Billy's Restaurant donated 20 percent of all sales for that evening to our fire department, which is greatly appreciated. Once again, all who attended agreed that they enjoyed a great meal and at the same time helped out the Eagle Bay Fire Dept. We thank Billy's Restaurant and t ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 11:07:16 AM
The Community Scholarship Committee would like to thank the following individuals and organizations that make annual donations to the scholarship fund:
Jolly Moosers, Millie Wark Trust, Inlet School PTP, XI Gamma Iota, Eagle Bay Fire Auxillary, Billy's Restaurant, Northwoods Sno-Travelers, PTC (Town of Webb School), Daikers, Faith Norton, Elizabeth Gray, Mark and Suzanne Lavigne (Sears-Girouard Scholarship), Tom Bernatchez (college friends).
To these and all who make donations, to Community Scho ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:29:06 AM
The Women's Fellowship of Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church thanks all those who donated items for the Church World Service (CWS) Hygiene Kits. CWS distributes these in cases of natural disasters, violence, or grinding poverty anywhere in the world.
Fifty-four complete kits have been sent in from Old Forge, and these can mean the difference between sickness and health in time of disaster or great need.
Thank you for helping.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 2:08:45 PM
A huge thank you must go out to everyone who participated in the CAA's regional Community Pride Day. On May 1, well over 800 volunteers, students and teachers were out and about cleaning up the streets in Thendara, Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Big Moose, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake and Indian Lake. You may have noticed them if you drove through on the day. In fact, you could not have missed them. They all wore safety green t-shirts made possible by donations from 85 businesses w ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:49:40 PM
We wish to sincerely thank Old Forge and Otter Lake Fire Departments and EMS for their response to our Adirondack lean-to and two acre fire at Tamarack Lake on Saturday, May 4.
In addition, assistance from DEC Officers Chad Richardson and Adam Pickett was very much appreciated. Of course, we cannot forget the timeliness and support received from mom (Geraldine Brodock) and Scott Liddle.
We recognize how fortunate we are that our home is still standing and for the opportunity we have to live in ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:42:47 AM
To the editor
The officers and members of the Webb Property Owners Association have followed the 2013-2014 draft proposed TOW school budget to its conclusion. We appreciate the availability of information and the superintendent's time explaining it to us. Having attended the school board meetings during the budget process, I can say it was a very open process.
The TOW school district's proposed second draft budget proposed a tax levy that would have resulted in a tax increase of greater than 8 p ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 8:22:20 AM
To the editor
"The Adirondack North Country Association hereby re-states its support for the mixed-use management objectives of the Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor Final Management Plan, currently in force, and further supports the retention of all railroad infrastructure which can support economic development, including tourism, through enhanced rail operations in the future." Resolution by the ANCA Board of Directors, Sept. 27, 2012.
It should be noted that the focus of ANCA's resolution is ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:20:34 AM
To the editor
Spring is here, so where are the people? If the Rail Trail were here, there would be droves of bicyclers taking advantage of the cool sunny days for an unusual glimpse at the changing of the seasons. Rushing waters, budding trees, and all the “twitterpated” wild life; quietly and at a pace you can set by what strikes your fancy.
Now, about the business (yes, I'm guilty, making it about the money); snowmobilers would have had a great connection for a much longer, more ad ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:53:52 AM
To the editor
Our Seniors were so wonderful on the trip to Munson-Williams-Proctor, I thought I would just share that. Ushers came up to tell me that they were the best group they have seen in a while. Members of the audience walked up to me at the end of the film and said the same thing.
They were polite, attentive, and well-behaved, and certainly great representatives for our school. Everyone there wanted to know what school we were from and I was proud to say Town of Webb.
Michael Cunningham ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:06:54 AM
A few weeks ago members of the F & J Bigfoot Research Team from New York State and Vermont were doing research in the North Lake area, due to recent reported sightings and footprints seen by residents in the area.
Researchers searched the area and found three huge footprints in the muddy sand of which two were casted measuring 19" long by 7" wide, with five toes and a 4 3/4" round heel.
This was brought to the attention of the world's top wildlife biologist for study.
I have a picture of t ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:28:03 PM
The Drama Department of the Town of Webb School would like to say an enormous thank you to all the local businesses who supported our production of "Bye, Bye Birdie" by advertising in our playbill. Sincere thanks also goes out to our local newspapers for the wonderful coverage they provided in the weeks prior to opening night, and to everyone who let us display a poster in order to help advertise our production.
Over 40 students participated in this year's show--whether onstage, backstage or in ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 6:28:31 PM
The Socash family says thanks
We would like to extend our gratitude for all expressions of sympathy with the passing of our mother/grandmother, Mary Louise Socash in our home on March 12.
Our family holds a special place in our hearts for Danielle Beckingham, R.N. of Hospice, Linda Hippisley and Arlene Peabody of HASCA, and MaryBeth Pisani, neighbor extraordinaire, for their much appreciated compassionate care and assistance.
We were once again reminded of the wonderful community we live in and ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 6:08:29 PM
To the editor
I write to clarify the status of View's new Wetland Walkway project.
In March, the Adirondack Park Agency approved our request for a permit to construct a wetland walkway behind View.
Chrissy Prichard's recent article in the Express gives a comprehensive overview of the plan. The project has always been part of our plan as an extension of the Kashiwa Eco Gallery, and while we will not solicit funds for this project, there are some excellent grant opportunities that we will pursue.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 6:08:29 PM
To the editor
I recently received an issue of the Adirondack Express and as usual Mr. Thompson from Beaver River had a long editorial telling how great the rail trail would be and all the money (and it's all about the money) that could be collected from hikers, bikers, and snowmobilers. Maybe a 4-lane highway from Lake Placid to Thendara would be a more profitable choice with a Flying J in Beaver River or Big Moose.
I am a supporter of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad and of the plan they have in ...
Last Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2013 11:08:43 AM
Kinderwood thanks party-goers
The Kinderwood Board would like to thank everyone that helped make the Snowmakers Ball a success this year. The food was beyond great and we appreciate the donation from Eric DelBuono (Cafe DelBuono) for the greens and the hard work and expertise of Felicity Davey and Nick Bankert. We would like to thank the Adirondack League Club for the use of the tablecloths. We would like to thank Brian Schoen and Hannah Payne for their help with setting up and serving. We would ...
Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:48:54 PM
Dear Mr. Rose,
I am writing to thank Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21s Century for the excellent work you all are completing inside the Blue Line. You have selflessly given of your time and talents to address the economic, environmental and social needs of the region, and your efforts are greatly appreciated. CAP-21's unwavering commitment to the communities it serves is certainly admirable and I hope others are inspired by your wonderful example of pragmatism.
I hope to hear more about ...
Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013 9:28:33 PM
To the editor,
Bravo! Mart Allen for speaking so eloquently on behalf of Harri and Jatiner from the former Byrne Dairy. I have personal knowledge of the coffee klatch he refers to, who indeed have many opinions on solving the problems of society, although their politics may differ greatly. They gather daily and can fix or at least give expert advice on how to repair anything or where to find the best replacement parts, whether they be for a machine or the human body, and all are in complete agr ...
Last Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013 9:08:30 PM
The first ever St. Patrick's Day Legislative Meet and Greet held on March 15 was a great success, with approximately 90 people taking advantage of the opportunity to meet their state and county representatives at an informal luncheon. Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century (CAP-21) sponsored the event which was hosted at VIEW, and also involved support from the Central Adirondack Association (CAA) and the Old Forge St. Patrick's Day Committee. As a result of NYS legislative redistri ...
Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013 1:56:22 PM
The Central Adirondack Association would like to thank all of our Snofest visitors who attended the two day event and made it one of the most successful to date.
Snofest was the product of months of organizing and preparing. The event co-chairs, Dave Etsen and Sandy Booton, should be very proud.
A special thank you to Snofest Committee members; Mike Farmer, Doug Smith, John and Linda Sarkisian, Phil Martin and Jamie Loson. Snofest could not happen without partnership from the Town of Webb, the T ...
Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013 1:53:20 PM
The Pasta Dinner Cook off at McCauley Mountain on Sunday, March 17, was won by 5 Corners Cafe for their great bread.
We would like to thank all who participated including Last Run Cafe, the 7th Lake House, Ozzies, Adirondack Cafe and NB Catering.
A special thanks to Barb Green, Brian Shoen, Hannah Payne, and Felicity Davey for all their hard work to make this annual event successful.
Also, thanks to all the people that sampled these great dishes.
Over $400 will be split between Mac's Safe Ride ...
Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013 1:43:16 PM
The St. Paddy's Parade and the Central Adirondack Association would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's parade. In spite of the wintry weather, all of the participants and spectators made this one of the best years yet. We can't thank you enough for being great sports, and true "Adirondackers".
The Irish Stew contest was too close to call this year so the two winners were the entries by Adirondack Cafe and Charlie Kiefer.
The winners of this year's Parade went to "KISS me, I' ...
Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013 2:00:28 PM
American Legion Post 893 says thank you for a most successful Snofest.
Special thanks to Mike Farmer, Sandy Boonton and Dave Etsen.
First place winner of the Legion's drawing at Snofest was Johanna Raylinsky of Ballston Spa and second place went to Tami Adams of Burnt Hills.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:52:34 PM
Three recent letters in Adirondac (Adirondack Mountain Club's spring issue) convince me again why the Great Adirondack Rail Trail will happen. In one, David Banks cites a study by University of Wisconsin on the economic impact of Railtrails in Wisconsin, a $924 million income (statewide, yearly), 13,193 jobs and 1.2 million trail uses. This makes the numbers put forth by the Rail Trail Conservancy study, a very reasonable 240,000 visitors, $20 million additional revenue. The "jobs created" numbe ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:41:47 PM
With no one near
Out in the country
With only God to hear
My humble prayer of thanks.
Snow coming down
Wind blowing 'round
Fire burning low
Winter won't let go.
But in a while His spring
(such a pretty thing)
Will be here
And splendid isolation
Will melt away
For another year.
Robert L. Oberst
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:19:18 PM
To the editor
All of us have been under considerable pressure, and the economic slump has been a big test for us both individually and as a state. Considering how hard each of you work, you deserve no less than a budget that outlines clear paths to mandate relief and economic growth and that protects our most vulnerable.
With just a few days left of budget negotiations, I would say that many significant items are left undone. I have heard multiple times from Gov. Cuomo that upstate matters, but ...