News and Announcements

Newest Members!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, August 10th, 2017 @ 12:39pm

We have had a few members pay their 2017 dues over the summer: Big Moose Inn, Reale Cottages on 4th, Seventh Lake House and The Weekly Adirondack.  Click here to see if you are paid for 2017.

If you have not paid yet, we have made it easier to pay your dues by allowing you to do so online!  Click here to pay your dues.

If you have any questions about the Inlet Area Business Association, please feel free to contact any of the board members: Chair-Dave Scranton, Vice Chair-Jane Slack, Member at Large-Reggie Chambers, Treasurer-Amanda Miller, Secretery-Britta Hennessey, Membership-Danicia Nerschook, Information Office-Adele Burnett.

Walk for Memory Loss

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 12:59pm

Let's try that one again!

Still collecting items for the Chinese Auction that will be held after this walk.  But the correct date and time for the walk will be Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the walk starts at 10:00 a.m.

New poster attached.

Hope to see you there!

Support the IVES Golf Tournament

E-mail sent by IABA, Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 12:48pm

The annual Gary Rudd Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services is Sunday, August 20, 2017. 

To the many businesses and individuals that have already sponsored a hole or signed up to golf we say Thank You!

If you haven't considered golfing or sponsoring the tournament please look at the attached pdf. The deadline for sponsorship is August 10th.

The fire, rescue and emergency medical services IVES provides are extremely important to our community and they deserve our support.

Historical Society Annual Meeting & Presentation

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 10:57am

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Jay O'Hern & Golf

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 10:51am

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Concert Flyers

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 10:50am

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Walk for Memory Loss

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 10:48am

Patty, Margie & Adele are holding their annual walk for memory loss on Wednesday, June 16th.  Registration at Arrowhead Park will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the walk will start at 10:00 a.m.  We plan to walk to Eagle Bay and back.  

After the walk there will be treats and we will draw winners of the Chinese Raffle.  Items are needed for the raffle!  If you would like to donate something towards our efforts to find a cure, please let us know and we will be happy to pick it up.

A Couple Concerts & Updated (again) Minnow

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, July 20th, 2017 @ 9:47am

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Updated Minnow Flyer

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, July 13th, 2017 @ 6:40pm

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And if you know anyone who might be able to ride around on the Minnow on a Saturday night this summer, please let me know!


The RPO, Army Band & a Car Show!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, July 13th, 2017 @ 10:34am

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Inlet Concerts & Arts in the Park

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, July 7th, 2017 @ 9:57am

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Upcoming Inlet Historical Society Events

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, July 7th, 2017 @ 9:16am

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IABA 2017 Dues - Pay Online

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, June 29th, 2017 @ 1:54pm

Now you can pay your IABA annual dues online!

If you have not yet paid for 2017 please visit the Join IABA - Pay Dues page where you can pay with your credit card, debit card or Paypal. Please help us acheive our goal of 50+ paid members for 2017.

MSS Minnow Poster

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, June 24th, 2017 @ 10:35am

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Thank you!

The Adirondacks' Greatest Race!

E-mail sent by IABA, Thursday, June 15th, 2017 @ 9:30am

Inlet and Indian Lake have much to be proud of after making the 22nd Annual Black Fly Challenge the best one yet... The cooperation between our two towns, Hamilton County and the NYS Police and DEC is amazing!

An army of volunteers stuffed race bags in record time, made registration easy for the racers, directed lots of traffic, manned busy water stations, operated the race communications network, staffed EMS operations, swept the course, served huge amounts of beer and food, coordinated shuttles and the list goes on.

The Inlet and Indian Lake Highway and Parks departments did their usual great job of preparing the Moose River Plains road, Byron Park and Fern Park. And our indispensable Fire, Ambulance and Police departments could not have been more helpful.

The Inlet Info Office, Indian Lake Events & Activities Coordinator and Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce gathered well over 100 volunteers and coordinated countless details, as did presenting sponsor Pedals & Petals.

BFC 2017 was the best one yet because of everyone that helped, no matter how big or small their job was. The BFC race committee thanks every single one of you for helping make "The Adirondacks' Greatest Race" even better!

Check out the
Black Fly Challenge ~ Adirondack Mt Bike Race
Facebook page for photos and articles

Special thanks to for a live video feed of the race start and lots of great photos.

Ping Pong Ball Drop - Last One?

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 @ 2:46pm

July 4th will be the 40th year of the Ping Pong Ball Drop.

As many of you know, the ping pong balls were not dropped by a seaplane last year.  I have had conversations with a few other pilots, and even though there is interest, none of them are available on the Fourth of July.  Last year we tossed the balls from the back of the Parks Department's UTV.  In 2013 we estimated there were 672 children, 833 in 2014, 801 in 2015 and 631 in 2016.  Lots of factors determine the number of children - weather, day of the week, etc. - but I have a feeling this number will not  if we can not find an exciting way to drop the balls this year.  

We have had many ideas presented to us: Shoot them from a cannon!, Try a leaf blower (tried this one, ping pong balls are very light and will not travel far without a constant force), How about a huge fan? (afraid this will also blow sticks and debris and we really do not want anyone to get poked in the eye), Drone? (anyone have a drone that is capable of carrying a bag of ping pong balls and then dropping them or know where to get one?), Helicopter? (anyone have a helicopter or know where to get one?), hot air balloon? (same question?)...

We do have one idea that we might be able to pull off.  How about a 7' helium balloon lifting a basket that is rigged to drop the balls?  I found someone willing to try to make the basket, and I know where to get the helium, we just need to purchase the huge balloon.

Or maybe we should talk to the Old Forge Fire Department and see if they will bring their ladder truck over?  Or do will simply toss the balls from the back of the UTV again and make this the last ping pong ball drop?

OK, so attached is the letter I send out every year asking for donations towards the Ping Pong Ball Drop.  As the letter says, monetary donations are used to purchase novelty toys.  The money also helps buys sodas and snacks for prizes and replacement ping pong balls when necessary.  This year, some of the money may need to be used to purchase a really big balloon.  Deadline for contributions is one week from today - June 14, 2017. 

If you have any ideas, or if you have any questions contact me at 315-357-5501 or


BFC Bag Stuffing Tuesday June 6, 6pm

E-mail sent by IABA, Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 @ 12:52pm

For the June IABA 'meeting' we'll be stuffing 900 bags for Black Fly Challenge racers, 6pm Tuesday at Inlet Town Hall. Food and beverages will be provided compliments of BFC and Screamen Eagle. 

BFC major sponsors ($200 & up) are welcome to bring promo material for the bags such as cards, brochures, fliers or product samples.

And don't forget that Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services is doing the food on race day. IVES will need lots of help doing prep on Thursday & Friday and then for set up, serving and clean up on Saturday June 10.

This is a big fundraiser for IVES so please consider volunteering, donating or both. Contact Susan Lockyer <> to ask how you can help. Thank you for supporting the Adirondacks' Greatest Race!

Black Fly Challenge Volunteers Needed

E-mail sent by IABA, Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 @ 6:59pm

The 22nd Annual Black Fly Challenge will finish at Inlet's Fern Park on Saturday June 10, and still needs some volunteers. Volunteer positions still needed are shown with question marks on the table below.

Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services is doing the food for this year's BFC and needs help as well as donations of salads, snacks and desserts. This is a big fundraiser for IVES and all help is greatly appreciated.

The BFC finish line party is lots of fun, featuring Showtime from 12noon-5pm. Volunteers are rewarded with food and drinks at the finish line party and/or afterward at Screamen Eagle and Indian Lake Restaurant.

Pre-Race 9am-1pm 2 Registration & packet pickup Wendy M 9-1, Jane S
Registration 1pm-5pm 2 Registration & packet pickup Lori S & Karen Z, Danicia 3-5, ?1-3
Friday @ P&P  5pm-9pm 3 Registration & packet pickup Lynn D 5-7, Danicia 7-9, ? + ?5-7

RACE DAY - Saturday June 10th

Shuttle Crew 7:15-8:00am 1 Direct Shuttle Riders Parking - Arrowhead Park ?
AM Shuttle 7:15-8:00am 2 Allow Only Paid Riders on Shuttle - Arrowhead Park ??
PM Shuttle 3:30-4pm 2 Allow Only Paid Riders on Shuttle - Community Church ??
Raffle Crew 8:30-10 4 Sell Bike Raffle Tix at Byron Park in Indian Lake ????
Spotting Station 11:45am - 3:30pm 1 Limekiln Road at Murdock Trucking Andrew + ?
Results & 11:30am - 3:30pm   Results by Mid-Atlantic Timing -
Finish Line 11:30am - 3:30pm 1 Results Supervisor Ted
  12-3:30pm 2 Runoff Crew - keep runoff clear & racers out of road ??
  12-3:30pm 1 Results Runner (btwn stage & finish line)  ?
Parking at Fern Park > 11am-2pm 2 Direct Parking Traffic Bill Keener + ?
Photography 10am-3pm   Racer Pics Pat Hendrick
  9:30-10:30am 2 Staging & Start pics & video ??
  12-3:30pm 2 Finish Line & Awards pics & video ??

SS Minnow

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 @ 12:25pm

Summer is almost here!

Notes from the May 10, 2017 IABA Social

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 2:44pm

In attendance for the May 10, 2017 IABA Social at Mulligan's was: Dave Scranton, Jane Slack, Danicia Nerschook, Adele Burnett, Dennis Hudson, Reggie & Paul Chambers, Dave Winslow, Sharon Miller, Marsha Irish, Scott Irish-Bronkie, Henry Bronkie, Lynn Durkin, Tim Brownsell, Sue & Kevin Norris, Mitch Lee, Jeff Haynes, Cherie Landl, Howard Brainard, Darryl Hogan, Margie & Bruce O'Hara, Nancy Jennings, Connie Perry, Jerry Dupuis, Mark Mayer, John & Sarah Frey, Ted Christodaro, Anne Fletcher, Diane Doyle, Stephen Cole, Carrie Stallard, Garet Livermore, Britta & Devlin Hennessy, Taylor Lind.

Dave Scranton called the meeting to order a little after 7:00 p.m.  He welcomed everyone and then suggested the Secretary's and Treasurer's Reports be skipped for this meeting.

Membership Report: Danicia Nerschook stated that there are currently 36 paid members for 2017 and thanked those who have submitted payment.  She noted that DeerWoods Lodge is the "Featured IABA Business" for the month of May.  There is a page on for them (find it here) that is being shared through the IABA's and the Inlet Information Office's Facebook pages.  She encouraged all who are on Facebook to like and share the page which is currently pinned on the top of the IABA's Facebook page.  June's featured business will be Life in the ADKS.  Each paid IABA member that fills out the the Featured Business Blog form (attached) will be featured for one month on  Danicia also spoke about a membership survey she is working on and hopes to get out to the members soon.  We want to know what you want and expect from the IABA.

New & Continuing Business: Ted Christodaro briefly spoke about the new website, stating that work continues on it and updates are made often.  Events have been featured and the carousel changes with the seasons.  He pointed out that all businesses will be listed, and encouraged contractors, etc. to submit their information to be listed.

Dave spoke about the Arrowhead Park Improvements that have been taking place.  He pointed out some of these improvements like the new walkways making accessibility to and from the lakefront easier, and the new changing rooms being added to the bathrooms.  John Frey thanked Bruce & Margie O'Hara for their many years dedicated to working on the Park Action Committee that helped the Town apply for the LWRP grant and continues to work on the master plan for Arrowhead Park.  John also mentioned the work being done to install a canoe and kayak dock on Sixth Lake.

Dave reminded everyone that CAP-21 will start the process of applying for Main Street or Rural Area Revitalization funds this summer for construction to begin in 2018, if there is sufficient interest within an identified area.  Contact CAP-21 as soon as possible if are considering any renovations or improvements to your business.  315-369-3353.

Upcoming Events:

  • Pizza Eating Contest @ Screamen Eagle - May 14
  • Otter Paddlesports Demo @ Frisky Otter Tours - May 19-21 (Free demos on Fourth Lake!!)
  • Health, Wellness & Holistic Weekend @ The Woods Inn - May 20 & 21 (Free admission! Lots going on!
  • Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade @ Inlet - May 29 (Paul Chambers is working on an IABA float for this event.  The IABA agreed to purchase banners of all paid IABA members to be displayed on the float.  A driver is needed to pull the trailer in the parade that starts at the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services building at 2:00 and ends at Arrowhead Park where the American Legion will hold a ceremony with guest speaker Most Reverend Terry LaValley - Catholic Bishop Diocese of Ogdensburg - U.S. Navy Veteran.)
  • Bikes & Brews @ Old Forge, Inlet, Eagle Bay, Big Moose & Raquette Lake - June 2 & 3 (Follow their Facebook page to see what's going on.)
  • Black Fly Challenge@ Indian Lake & Inlet - June 10 (Volunteers are needed for this event.  We need people to help with Registration & Packet Pickup at Pedals & Petals Friday 9am-9pm in 2-hour slots, we need people at the Fern Park finish line to help with parking and traffic control 11am-2pm, we need a couple people in Arrowhead Park to check people off before they get on the morning shuttle 7:15-8:00 am then a couple people at Inlet Community Church to check people off before they get on the afternoon shuttle (3:30-4:00 pm.  If you want to help, contact Adele!)

Margie O'Hara and Jerry Dupuis spoke about "An Evening with the Symphony."  This event will take place on Friday, July 28.  They both stated that they are looking forward to this year's event and that the support from the community and the sponsors show that they are not alone.  Tickets will be available soon at the Inlet Information Office and the Town of Webb Visitor Center.

Mitch Lee shared information that the Inlet Historical Society will be able to hire someone to keep the doors open at their building regular hours over the summer.  He noted that one of the most recent contributions to the society is the large image of One Square Mile of Hope with all of the pins in it that were used for counting the boats.  This will be on display for all to see.  He also stated that newspapers from the society will be distributed soon. 

Dave thanked Mulligan's for hosting this social and stated that our next meeting will be a Bag Stuffing at the Inlet Town Hall on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m.  We will be stuffing 900 bags for the Black Fly Challenge.  Refreshments will be served for anyone wishing to help!  There will be no meetings during July and August.

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