Last Updated: Thursday, June 30, 2016 8:05:23 AM
Join Inlet to celebrate Independence Day. The day starts off at Fern Park with our annual Ping Pong Ball Drop at 1 p.m. This event brings hundreds of children up to age 12 to the park who will collect ping pong balls that have been dropped onto the ball field. There will be three separate drops for the different age groups. The children will trade their ping pong balls in for prizes donated by local businesses
Starting at 7:30 p.m. enjoy the music of Jamie Notarthomas on the lakefront at A ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:31:59 AM
At Fern Park over 800 children will take their turn racing onto the baseball field to collect three ping pong balls that they will turn in for prizes at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. Prizes include gift certificates or prizes from local shops, free passes to local attractions, chips, sodas (all donated by local businesses), and novelty toys (purchased by the Inlet Youth Commission with the help of monetary donations).
If you own a restaurant, a gift shop or an attraction Inlet wants to be able to ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016 8:11:51 AM
The Old Forge Library will host author Bruce Bonfield at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. He will give a powerpoint presentation and talk about camps, both public and private from the end of the nineteenth century to the great depression during his lecture, “Fourth Lake: Early Camps and Hotels.”
Drawing from his collection of period postcards, photographs, brochures and advertisements, he will paint a picture of the culture and rapid rise of these camps, and let the audience select ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:26:58 AM
Verona Labs will provide pick up of water samples for testing on Tuesday, June 14.
Local businesses or individuals that wish to utilize this service can drop off water samples by 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Forestport Town Hall or Adirondack Grocery in Otter Lake, or by 11 a.m. at the Visitor Information Center in Old Forge, or by noon at The Tavern in Eagle Bay or the Inlet Town Hall.
The cost for bacterial testing is $33 per sample that includes a $5 pickup charge per customer. A business ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:16:41 AM
OLD FORGE — On May 27 at approximately 9:42 p.m., State Police in Herkimer along with the Town of Webb Police Department responded to a reported boating accident on Big Moose Lake in the Town of Webb.
The investigation revealed Jay D. Burrows, age 19, from Eagle Bay, NY was operating his 15-foot Aluminum Starcraft boat on Big Moose Lake when he struck a 14-foot Aluminum Gamefisher, with no lights, operated solely by Timothy J. Dunn, age 61, from Marcy, NY. Burrows stated he began to check ...
Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2016 8:57:17 AM
The Inlet Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help open the building through the summer season. The society hopes to have the building open from June 20 to Aug. 29 on Fridays and Saturdays and Mondays and Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is the society’s hope that each day can be broken into two hour shifts to open for the public to view the collection and collect information from folks who have an interest in Inlet area history.
No knowledge of Inlet’s history is needed to hel ...
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 ...