Posts Tagged ‘Town of Inlet’

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Inlet’s Frozen Fire & Lights, ice fishing with Grandson Jake

Kites flying before the big Outhouse race

Another “January” thaw is upon us, with temperatures in the forties and maybe up in the sixties before weeks’ end. It is pretty hard to have winter events without snow and ice. Luckily, it held up through this weekend, so Inlet’s Frozen Fire and Lights got through all the events without a hitch. The cardboard sled races at Fern Park were fast for those who kept their cardboard crafts headed straight down the icy hill. Some went across the finish line in a little over six seconds and into the crowd watching at the tail end of the race. Some flipped before crossing the finish line, but dragged their sleds across the line for time.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Great Backyard Bird Count: Turkeys, chickadees, blue jays & more

Blue Jay in the Potter Trap. Photo by Gary Lee.

Well, we finally had a whole week of winter at one time with [morning] temperatures in single digits (even below zero a couple of days) and snow four days in a row. That kept the snowmobilers riding through the weekend, but trails hit by the sun are bare again with all that traffic. There were a few accidents, four went in the open water of the Inlet channel and one snowmobiler hit a pressure crack on Indian Lake. A rescue vehicle going to that accident went through the ice, [they] self-rescued and got out. The injured snowmobiler was brought to shore and a waiting ambulance.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

A full day of winter events Saturday in Inlet

inlet fire and ice

 

Saturday, Feb. 24, will be a day full of  winter events in Inlet, with most of the big events completely free. The day will begin at 10 a.m. at the gazebo in front of the Inlet Town Hall when the coronation of this year’s Frozen Royals, Gina Greco and Kyle O’Connor, will take place and their duties begin. They and the royal Princesses will make an appearance throughout the day at all events.

From a pancake breakfast, make your own stuffed animals and a library book sale to a cardboard sled race, kite flying and a wine tasting.  View the full schedule at www.frozenfireandlights.com.

Photo: Participants take part in Inlet’s Frozen Fire and Light‘s kite flying activity in 2020 at The Woods Inn. Photo provided by Adele Burnett of the Inlet Information Office.


Saturday, December 2, 2023

Fat, happy birds make pit stop at feeders before journeying south

Carolina Wren and Downy Woodpecker

Looks like we will finally be getting some snow. Tug Hill is getting more than their share, being downwind from the big, open Lake Ontario. Depending on which way the wind blows, we could get a
good shot of the white stuff. Just yesterday, [Nov. 27] we had the ground white followed by rain at 28 degrees, making for a mess. That wet stuff doesn’t like to be blown or plowed. Luckily the driveway is frozen, so I don’t blow away some of the crushed stone along with the snow.

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street set for Nov. 24-26

Dogs in a wagon

By Adele Burnett, Inlet Tourism Director

This year’s Adirondack Christmas on Main Street event is slated for Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 24-26 in Inlet and Old Forge. The annual event will feature an array of family-friendly activities including (but not limited to) a candy cane hunt, a Holiday pet parade, ceramic ornament painting, a stuffed animal workshop, a paint ‘n sip, a free concert by Trevor Gordon Hall, parades, tree lighting ceremonies, holiday sales, scavenger hunts, drop boxes for letters to Santa, and much more.

As part of Adirondack Christmas on Main Street, many of Inlet’s stores will be open for shoppers all weekend. Be sure to bring your receipts from these stores dated November 24-26, 2023 to the Inlet Information Office. For every $10 spent in Town of Inlet (or at a business outside of Inlet that is a paid IABA member,) you will receive one free raffle ticket. At the end of the weekend, one lucky person will take home a basket full of items donated by local businesses.

Activities happening all weekend in Inlet include a book sale at the Inlet Public Library, make & take activity and free popcorn at Greg Rudd’s Pottery Studio, free watercolor coloring sheets at the ArtHouse at the WareHouse, ACE’s Thanksgiving Day Sale at the Inlet Department Store, a Scavenger Hunt throughout Inlet, and a drop box for letters to Santa at the Inlet Town Hall.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

A Spooky Good Time: Inlet’s Halloween Costume Contest Results

Kids dressed up for Halloween

The Inlet Youth Commission held their annual Halloween Parade & Party on Friday, October 27, following another very successful Trunk-or-Treat at the Inlet Community Church. Many costumed children paraded through town behind an Inlet fire engine, before heading over to the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services building for costume judging and treats.

This year’s M.C. Greg Rudd announced the winners, which were selected by the 2023 judges: Brittany Bartolotti, Toni Rudd, and Gina Greco.

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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Inlet: French Louie Fishing Derby Winners

A kid shows off a fish he caught

The annual French Louie Fishing Derby was a successful part of the 11th annual Adirondack Kids Day held on October 7, 2023. The rain did not stop 50, of the almost 200 children attending, from signing up to participate in the derby. The children, up to age 12, were given life jackets and poles before boarding party barges which took them out to the floating dock anchored on Fifth Lake. Each child spent about one hour catching and releasing over 100 fish.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

LivingADK holds annual meeting, presents 2023 Tip of the Cap awards

People mingle at tables during a meeting View's Gould Hall

LivingADK held their annual meeting on the evening of Thursday, October 19 at View, the arts center in Old Forge. Following the meeting, LivingADK staff and board members honored this year’s Tip of the CAP nominees.  Tip of the CAP awards serve as an opportunity for community members to publicly thank an individual, group, business, or organization they feel has made a positive difference within the communities of Forestport, Webb, Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Long Lake, and Blue Mountain Lake.


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Inlet Fall Festival set for Sept. 16 & 17, Adirondack Kids Day, Oct. 7

 

Smokey the Bear

Inlet, NY-  Fall in the Adirondacks can be a magical time for many, including residents and visitors alike. In the town of Inlet, two mainstay events are on the docket, offering an array of activities for the whole family to enjoy. The 30th annual Inlet Fall Festival will take place this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, and the 11th annual Adirondack Kids Day is slated for Saturday, October 7. Please see details on these events below.

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Monday, September 4, 2023

40th running of the 90-Miler slated for Sept. 8-10

Racers ready for the day 1 start during a previous Adirondack Canoe Classic.

The Adirondack Canoe Classic — more commonly known as the 90-Miler — will celebrate its 40th anniversary Sept. 8-10, with over 250 boats and more than 700 paddlers.

The race is hosted by the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) with support from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, dozens of businesses, nonprofits and communities, as well as countless volunteers. It takes paddlers on a three-day journey from Old Forge to Saranac Lake — the first 90 miles of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail.

This event includes a full contingent of solo, tandem, four-person, and eight-person canoes as well as solo and tandem kayaks, one- and two-person guideboats, and stand-up paddle boards.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Town of Inlet seeks donations for Arrowhead Park playground project

Example of playground to be constructed at Arrowhead Park in the Town of Inlet

By Adele Burnett, Town of Inlet Tourism Director

The Town of Inlet Parks Department is excited to have in the works – the Arrowhead Park Playground Project. There is something wonderful about walking into a local park and seeing young children running around a jungle gym, swinging on a swing, or going down a slide. [Children have the opportunity to] exercise, make friends, laugh, and run as their parents and neighbors catch-up over a cup of coffee.

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

Offering visitors a unique experience while banding hummingbirds at Stillwater

Children watch a man band hummingbirds

With all the weather and fire events that are happening, it’s hard to keep track and report on all of them. Here we sit with water up to our eyeballs [in the Adirondacks.] A hurricane hit California and other western states will be getting the rain from it…all the way to the Canadian border. This looks like it will drown areas in California, Nevada, and Arizona. [However,] it may not be enough to help with the fires in Oregon and Washington, as it may go too far to the east. The Canadian provinces won’t be getting much of it there either, where it is needed. They evacuated 20,000 people from the town of Yellow Knife in the Northwest Territory, as fires were within two miles of the town. That’s got to be a scary situation to drive away, not knowing what you might come back to with fires that big.

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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Inlet Volunteer Hose Company marks 100 years of service with Aug. 20 celebration

Graphic for the Inlet Volunteer Hose Company's 100 year celebration

By Margie O’Hara

The Inlet Volunteer Hose Company is celebrating 100 years of service this year, a momentous occasion that will be commemorated with a family-friendly event in the Town of Inlet on Sunday, August 20. Please see below for event details, including a schedule of events.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Inlet: 47th Annual “Arts in the Park” set for July 15 & 16

Arts in the Park guests at a previous event.

The Town of Inlet is proud to celebrate their 47th Annual “Arts in the Park” on July 15 & 16. Nearly 60 artists and craftsmen, including some new vendors, will be at Arrowhead Park selling their wares.  They will offer pottery, quilts, handmade/hand-embroidered apparel, soaps, floral designs, jewelry, wall hangings, wooden items, furniture, photography, lawn ornaments, wine, beer, and more. Vendors come from all over New York State, and many of the vendors will be demonstrating at their booths.

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Monday, July 10, 2023

Inlet: 24th annual An Evening with the Symphony set for July 28

A previous Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Evening with the Symphony performance in Inlet, NY

by Margie O’Hara

It’s time to make plans to attend the 24th annual “An Evening with the Symphony,” the Concerts and the Cocktail Party. Some things will remain the same as past years, such as the events will take place on the last Friday in July. This year that date is July 28. Times are also the same: The free Family Concert will occur at 3 p.m., an interesting and educational 45-minute session with members of the RPO. The Cocktail Party will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. the Symphony Concert featuring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will begin.

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