Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:47:49 AM
Friends of the Old Forge Library will be selling gently used paperbacks, children’s books in the Judith Cohen room at the library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 only.
A large selection of other books are available upstairs. Pick up your favorite reads for summer or books for crafting. Children’s books for all levels.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:30:31 AM
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend, View will begin new summer hours. In an effort to offer an alternative for families and visitors in the evening, View will now be open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until 9 p.m.
Summer hours are starting on May 27. The summer hours will be Saturday-Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. There will be a family friendly performance every Wednesday at 7 p.m., adult dance classes on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays will include comedy nights and ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:29:12 AM
Thursday, May 26: 10-11:30 a.m., Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center; Noon, Potluck Luncheon, Senior Center.
Monday, May 30: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pinochle, Senior Center; 6:30pm, Evening Book Group meets, OF Library; 7:30 p.m., AA meets, Inlet Community Church, South Shore Road.
Wednesday, June 1: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Senior Health Activity & Recreation Program, Niccolls Church, OF.
Thursday, June 2: 10-11:30 a.m., Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center; 12:30-4 p.m., Bridge, Senior Center; 7 p. ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:12:26 AM
Inlet Volunteer Ambulance began service in 1956 as a part of the Inlet American Legion Mick-Roberts Post. In 1995 the Ambulance corps and the Inlet Hose Company formed a joint corporation know as Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services (IVES) and moved into their current location at the corner of Route 28 and Limekiln Road.
Inlet Ambulance has numerous active members ranging from paramedics to certified first responders and drivers.
Inlet runs two advanced life support ambulances: a 2006 Road Rescue ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:11:16 AM
By BRITTANY GROW
According to Amanda Miller, the pizza eating contest held at Screamen Eagle/Matt’s Draft House on May 1, was a huge success. “We had well over 60 people as spectators,” she said. There were two separate contests, the first was a singles competition and the second was a team event.
There were five contestants in the singles competition. They each had to eat a medium cheese pizza in the fastest amount of time. Charlie Sauer took home first pl ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:09:31 AM
The Inlet American Legion Veterans Post 1402 is seeking assistance in the construction of a new veteran’s memorial at Arrowhead Park. For many years the large stone and single flag has marked Inlet’s gratitude to its veterans. The Leonard/Mick/Roberts Post believes that the current memorial does not sufficiently honor the service of all our veterans. The proposed design would include an Adirondack gazebo surrounded by the flags of all six services including Army, Navy, Marines, Air F ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:06:15 AM
The Town of Inlet Information Office is looking for photos that showcase all that there is to do and explore in and around town. To help find the best photos, we have decided to hold a photography contest. Amateur photographers are invited to submit a maximum of three entries for the competition. Submissions should be photos from within the Town of Inlet. Photos that show people having a great time in Inlet are strongly encouraged.
Only digital entries will be accepted and must be submitted in j ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:05:24 AM
The Town of Inlet will hold an informational meeting on proposed changes to Inlet’s sign law at 6 p.m. on May 25, at the Inlet Town Hall.
Inlet’s Town Comprehensive Plan charges the Planning Board with (among other tasks) maintaining and improving the character and image of Inlet. Due to a proliferation of temporary signs, flags and banners over recent years, improper or excessive signage at some locations and complaints about these situations the Planning Board has undertaken ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:04:49 AM
Thursday, May 12: 10-11:30 a.m., Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center; 2:30-4 p.m., Bridge, Senior Center
Monday, May 16: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pinochle, Senior Center; 2 p.m., Inlet Historical Society Collections Committee meets, IHS Bldg.; 7:30 p.m., AA meets, Inlet Community Church, South Shore Road
Tuesday, May 17: 9:30 a.m., Morning Book Group meets, OF Library
Wednesday, May 18: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Senior Health Activity & Recreation Program, Niccolls Church, OF; 7:30 p.m., Ambulance Squad m ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:25:48 AM
The Inlet Historical Society is proud to announce they have adopted and are hosting the second annual Inlet Bass Derby on Sunday, June 26. The derby includes all waters between Old Forge Pond and Fifth Lake. A total of up to five legal black bass will be weighed in. Registration forms are available at www.InletNY.com or stop into the Inlet Information Office-located in the hollow of downtown Inlet.
Registration is $110 (including the lunker fee) for your boat, with a maximum of two per tea ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:25:13 AM
By Brittany Grow
At the Inlet Town Board meeting held April 12, Supervisor John Frey wished to clarify an error that was reported in the paper following the March 8 town board meeting about the Gilbert Road extension. “We are still actively pursuing the extension of Gilbert Road to accommodate the landowners that are landlocked back there, but to fully appease or try appease the current residents on the Gilbert Road that have access that are very, very concerned about it bei ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:35:08 AM
The Inlet Information office and Inlet Area Business Association held two easter egg hunts on Saturday, April 9, one for kids and one for kids at heart. The groups filled over 350 eggs with prizes for adults from wine to gift certificates, and for the kids candy, t-shirts and gift certificates.
The children’s egg hunt has been going on as long as anyone at the info office can remember, but this is the first year for the grown up hunt. Adele Burnett from the Inlet Information of ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:32:03 AM
By Phil Huber
For the Express
On Saturday, March 19 in the wee hours of the morning, a group of twenty-two bleary eyed participants stumbled into a Town of Webb school bus and headed for the airport to catch a flight to El Paso. We spent the next week serving in Gaudalupe, Mexico, an area just across the Texas border and to the East of Juarez, the hotbed of the border drug war.
It’s hard to know how to communicate what the week held for our team, but here is a summary of our experi ...
Last Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:30:36 AM
Thursday, April 14: 10-11:30 a.m., Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center.
Monday, April 18:10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Pinochle, Senior Center; 2 p.m., Inlet Historical Society Collections Committee meets, IHS Bldg.; 7:30 p.m., AA meets, Inlet Community Church, South Shore Road.
Tuesday: April 19: 9:30 a.m., Morning Book Group meets, OF Library.
Wednesday, April 20: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Senior Health Activity & Recreation Program, Niccolls Church, OF; 7:30 p.m., Ambulance Squad meets, IVES Bldg.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:04:05 AM
By BRITTANY GROW
On March 19, 22 community members along with nine more individuals from western New York left for Mexico on a mission trip to an orphanage that has been the site for mission trips in the past. The participants will return home on March 26 after spending a week working at the orphanage in the hopes of bringing it that much closer to completion.
John Swick and his wife Danielle first went to Mexico as undergrads. “Several mission trips were available to ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:02:29 AM
Thursday, March 24: 10-11:30 a.m., Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center; Noon, Potluck Luncheon, Senior Center; 12:30 to 4 p.m., Bridge, Senior Center;
Monday, March 28: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pinochle, Senior Center; 6:30 p.m., Evening Book Group meets, OF Library; 7:30 p.m., AA meets, Inlet Community Church, S. Shore Road;
Wednesday, March 30: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senior Health Activity & Recreation Program, Niccolls Church, OF; 7 p.m., Planning Board meets, ITH.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:52:03 AM
View invites artists working in all media to participate in a 10’x10’ art sale from May 14 to 29. Work will be accepted in person or by mail April 4 to May 6.
All artwork will be sold for $100 with half of the proceeds going to View and the other half to the artist. Unlike many other fundraising exhibits, where artists are asked to donate their work outright, this is an opportunity for exhibiting artists to benefit equally.
All works must measure 10’x10’ with or without a ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:56:48 AM
By BRITTANY GROW
Bonnie Amidon has been a business owner in one capacity or another for thirty years. Though she was not born and raised in the Town of Webb, Bonnie’s husband always traveled to Old Forge, and at one time, they owned the Twitchell Lake Inn for ten years.
The Amidon family, made up of Bonnie, Mitchell and their five kids, had been living in Savannah, Ga. when they decided to make the move to New York.
“Mitchell wanted to ‘retire’ ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:55:32 AM
By BRITTANY GROW
At the town board meeting held March 8, the board began by approving the minutes from the February meetings. It quickly moved on to the discussion of the building plans for the American Legion Memorial project.
Jerry DuPuis spoke on behalf of the veterans from the Legion and introduced Jeanne Whyte, architect, as the one to speak with in regard to any building questions. DuPuis stated that they have tentatively selected Lutz Building and Mechanical to handle ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:54:58 AM
Thursday, March 17: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Basic Bridge Class, Senior Center; 12:30-4 p.m., Bridge, Senior Center; noon,
Monday, March 21: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pinochle, Senior Center; 2 p.m., Inlet Historical Society Collections Committee meets, IHS Bldg.;7:30 p.m., AA meets, Inlet Community Church, S. Shore Road;
Wednesday, March 23: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senior Health Activity & Recreation Program, Niccolls Church, OF
Thursday, March 24: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Basic Bridge Class, Se ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:53:42 AM
Brittany Grow/Express Staff
The third annual crackpot cook off, Let’s get Crocked, held in Inlet, raised $419 in donations for the food pantry located in the basement of St. Bartholomew’s Church in Old Forge. Residents from Inlet and Raquette Lake came together and shared crackpots filled with delicious soups, dip and even ribs.
“It’s something fun to do when there isn’t a whole lot going on this time of year,” Patty Wittmeyer said.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016 9:09:50 AM
Attention all artists working in water-based media. View announces the call for entry for the 2016 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 4. For a full prospectus and to apply go to www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=7558.
The crowning jewel of View’s yearly exhibition series, the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors running from Aug. 6 through Oct. 9, draws some of the biggest names working in wate ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:07:57 AM
“Getting Crocked” has a whole new meaning when it refers to the Inlet soup contest. On March 12 at noon, you are invited to bring a crockpot of your favorite soup to the Inlet Town Hall. Since this delightful occasion is actually a fund-raiser for the local food pantry, $10 should accompany your crock.
Everyone in attendance will get to sample all of the entries. Each year entries increase. Last year there were an even dozen soups, each of them unique. It would be impressive if   ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 03, 2016 8:32:58 AM
Key Club Member Laura Levi dressed up for Winter Sports Challenge Recreational Trek. More than 100 people participated in the 16th Annual, Central Adirondack Kiwanis Club Winter Sports Challenge in Old Forge on Feb. 6, 2015. The event was a part of the Old Forge Winter Carnival. The proceeds, estimated at more than $5,000 will be used to fund continuing Central Adirondack Kiwanis children’s projects. Co-Chairs Bill Ransom and Mike Griffin expressed their sincere thanks to all p ...
Last Updated: Thursday, March 03, 2016 8:31:26 AM
By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
INLET—The Inlet Town Board held a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 29.
The meeting began with a discussion on the electric supplier that the Town currently uses, Constellation, whose 2 year contract, is over in April.
Bill Scanlon refreshed the Board on the contract contents and was able to offer the Town a better rate on the supply portion of the National Grid electric bill.
The Town is currently paying 6.8 cents per kilowatt and the new offer for 1 year w ...