In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, three generations of the Crego family worked as wilderness guides in the Western Adirondacks. Along the way, they raised families, worked for prominent employers, adapted to new forms of transportation, and helped lay the groundwork for the conservation movement in New York State. » Continue Reading.
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View’s 11th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 11:30 am to 2 pm. Homemade meat and vegetarian chili, and stews and soups prepared by local restaurants will be served in handmade bowls from the Pottery Workshop at View and other artists, that deliver their handmade bowls to View. This year’s potters have made many styles of bowls, featuring a variety of surface decorations. » Continue Reading.
Despite visiting the summits of the hallowed 46 High Peaks over the years, I believe it’s still hard to beat the view from lowly Bald Mountain just north of Old Forge. I know it’s officially known as Rondaxe Mountain today, but I still call it Bald Mountain in the way that old people still call NYSEG “the light company.”
I first climbed it when I was 6; at that time it seemed quite the mighty massif, but by the time I was 10, scooting up the gentle slopes barely took the edge off of a mischief-seeking boy. » Continue Reading.
Fritz Messere, president of the board of directors of View arts and community center in Old Forge announced the appointment of Peggy O’Shea, former president & CEO of The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, as View’s interim executive director as of December 31, 2016. O’Shea succeeds Jennifer Potter-Hayes, who retired in December after leading View for six years.
View, founded in 1951, has evolved into an art and community center, housed in a green-certified 28,000 square foot gallery, theater, workshop and studio facility on Route 28. » Continue Reading.
Running among the autumn colors gets an added benefit this weekend as two arts organizations combine a fun run with a splash of color. On Saturday, October 15, Old Forge’s View presents its fourth annual Running Colors 5K while Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Center for Writing is hosting its inaugural event the next day. These color-bombing road races tie together the changing season colors and performance art with a family-friendly road race/walk. » Continue Reading.
View, the multi-arts center in Old Forge, has announced the 2016 BrewFest will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from noon to 5 pm. The Blind Owl Band will be at BrewFest from 1 pm to 5 pm, a bluegrass-rock-country-folk band, hailing from Saranac Lake.
BrewFest Craft Beer Festival will take place at the North Street Pavilion in Old Forge. Old Forge on Tap will showcase over 60 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will receive three hours of sampling along with a souvenir sampling glass. » Continue Reading.
“Adirondack Impressions ~ Misty Waters, Foggy Mountains”, a solo exhibit by artist Milton Norman Franson, will be on display in the Judith Lowenstein Cohen Memorial Wing of the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., through November 30.
Franson has been a frequent visitor and admirer of the Adirondacks for the past 40 years. “We’ve been coming here (from Old Forge to Wilmington and Lake Placid and Tupper Lake) since our first ski trip visit in 1974 in a New Year’s Day snowstorm,” says the painter. “The inspiration is always fresh and exciting, whether a view from the top of Whiteface or a simple hike around Nick’s Lake with a glimpse of a red newt on bright green moss.” » Continue Reading.
Labor Day weekend in Old Forge marks the continuation of summer and the launch of the fall season. Sunday, September 4th is the big day, with the Cap-py Duck Derby, afternoon and evening concerts on the lakefront, and fireworks over Old Forge Pond.
The final chance for duck adoptions begin at 9 am Sunday, with booths set up on both sides of Route 28 near the Old Forge Dam. The duckies will launch from the dam at noon, with a chance to win $100,000, in addition to 13 other great prizes. CAP-21 has again paired with OddsOn Promotions for a $100,000 jackpot. One number is drawn immediately before the derby, and if the duckie with that number is among the first 13 to finish, the person who adopted that duckie wins $100,000. Regardless, the holder of that number wins two tickets to the Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden. The derby is a fundraiser for CAP-21, the non-profit organization which secures community development and improvement grants throughout the Central Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.
View, the arts center in Old Forge, will hold its annual Plein Air Paint Out and Art Auction over Labor Day Weekend, September 1 – 3, 2016. Artists and guests are invited to visit View at 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 3, the last day of the paint out, for the live art auction in View’s Gould Hall.
The Plein Air Paint Out and Art Auction attracts both renowned and amateur artists who have exhibited their works in New York, Pennsylvania, the New England states, and elsewhere. Many artists return year after year to participate and enjoy the camaraderie of the Plein Air event. Each participating artist is asked to donate one framed piece for the art auction. » Continue Reading.
View’s House Tour by Boat offers an opportunity to tour the interiors of some of the most fascinating camps on the Fulton Chain. Twenty party barges will depart at 10 am on Saturday, August 13, from the Old Forge lakefront to give passengers an opportunity to tour the grounds and interiors of camps that boaters usually only view from the water.
This year’s tour will include visits to six camps along the Fulton Chain. » Continue Reading.
View Board President Chris Gaige has announced the retirement of Executive Director Jennifer Potter Hayes effective December 31, 2016.
Potter Hayes has been at View, the Adirondack arts and community center on Route 28 in Old Forge, since 2010.
According to an announcement sent to the press, Potter Hayes was responsible for ensuring the completion in 2011 of the new 11 million-dollar “green” View facility, including orchestrating financing through the United States Department of Agriculture and Kinderhook Bank. Under Potter Hayes’ leadership the arts center was rebranded as “View.” View has raised more than $5 million in gifts to support building and operations during her tenure, the organization said. » Continue Reading.
The annual Old Forge Antique and Vintage Show and Sale is returning this year to the George T. Hildebrant Recreation Center on North Street from Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24.
The show will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. The show typically attracts more than 1,200 visitors. » Continue Reading.
Community leaders, entrepreneurs and Adirondack citizens will gather in Old Forge for the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Forum on Tuesday, July 19, to discuss constructive ways to enhance the quality of life in communities across the region.
This year’s forum will focus on the building blocks for community success. Topics include regional response to changing demographics, improving community health and wellness, and women in leadership. » Continue Reading.
The annual Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts returns July 4, bringing over 40 skilled vendors to the Old Forge area. The Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts features an extensive assortment of food and handcrafted items.
The festival is anticipating many new and returning vendors this year. Local jeweler Mary Blanchard will be returning, along with potters, Greg Rudd and Dean White. There will also be a variety of food vendors offering more than 20 varieties of homemade fudge, as well as fresh roasted nuts, squeezed lemonade, and barbeque. » Continue Reading.
My children have always embraced the nontraditional when it comes to gift giving. There have not been a lot of crazy ties or Old Spice that has crossed our door in anticipation of Father’s Day. Instead, my husband has endured his fair share of incompatible food tastings and inedible breakfast sandwiches. Like most fathers, he doesn’t really care what comes on the plate as long as he can spend time with his family.
According to the Town of Webb Publicity Director Mike Farmer, the Old Forge Frog Jumping and Ugly Tie Contest is about as nontraditional as one can get. For the past 44 years Old Forge has been the gathering spot for longest jumping frogs in the area. This event pits frog against frog in a series of categories like size, speed and longest jump.
“All frogs are safe and welcome here for Father’s Day,” says Farmer. “We make sure that the frogs have plenty of water and that they are released back into the wild. Annually over 30 frogs compete at the Old Forge Lakefront starting Sunday at noon. We run three heats of eight frogs each.” » Continue Reading.