News and Announcements

Bags are Stuffed! And some important information!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 @ 11:34am

Black Fly Challenge (Saturday, June 8 with the Post-Race Party starting at noon in Fern Park)  - Thank you to all who showed up to stuff the bags last night!  

I failed to take attendance, but I counted almost 40 people in the Senior Room at Inlet Town Hall and almost all of them followed us to Screamen Eagle for food and beverages.  Always a great turnout for this activity.  We should have more events that need 1,000 bags stuffed.  Ha!

If you are singed up to work Friday or Saturday, and I did not give you a shirt yet, you can stop by my office.  I will be there the next three days from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

I am going to try to reach out to everyone today to make sure we are all set with who is going to be where.  If you do not hear from me and have a question, just let me know.

Looking forward to a great event on Saturday!  Thank you for being a part of the Adirondacks' Greatest Race!

Greg Rudd Pottery Grand Opening Week (June 27-July 4, Daily 10am-4pm) - Visit their pottery studio at 5 Limekiln Road and see a creation of unique pieces.  Also in the gallery, see the works of other local artisans.

Inlet Classic Car Cruise & Show (Saturday, July 25 @ Arrowhead Park 10a.m.-3p.m) - The Inlet Historical Society is looking to be able to give away more trophies this year, and so are looking for trophy sponsorships of $25.  They are also looking for prizes to be raffled off during the event.  Contact Leo Fadel.

And do not forget to join the teachers, students, staff, and alumni in saying farewell to end of having a close, safe, almost private education for our children.  Inlet Common School Picnic @ the school 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.  All are welcome!  Please reach out to anyone you think might like to join us.  Flyer attached to print, hang & share.

Families of the current students of Inlet Common School are being invited to a Retirement Party for Mrs. Fay, Mrs. Tigue, Mrs. Fiumarello, Mrs. Daiker, and Mrs. Parent at Seventh Lake House on Monday, June 10.  RSVP is required through your student.

And the final-ever Spring Concert/Graduation Ceremony of Inlet Common School will take place on Monday, June 24 at St. Anthony's Community Hall and starts at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

Adele

 

IABA Meeting - BFC Bag Stuffing

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 @ 9:59am

Reminder - Tonight the IABA will be stuffing bags for Black Fly Challenge starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Inlet Town Hall.  Members and non-members are all welcome!

After the bags are stuffed we will head over to Screamen Eagle for some socializing.

During the stuffing and into the socializing we plan to address any business the IABA needs to attend.  We will also be available to talk with any BFC volunteers planning to help on Saturday - make sure everyone knows what they need to do, answer any questions and start handing out volunteer shirts.  If you can help on Saturday, but have not talked to Adele yet, please contact her ASAP.

Thank you!

Hamilton County Partnership with Center for Business in Transition and Upcoming Workshop

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 @ 9:23am

The next Center for Businesses In Transition workshop will be hosted by the Hamilton County Economic Development and Tourism and Hamilton County IDA and take place at the Adirondack Experience Museum in Blue Mountain Lake on June 5th at 8AM. 

Retiring business owners and entrepreneurs interested in converting to a worker ownership model are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free and open to the public.

The workshop features invited panelists who will share their experiences with transitioning to a cooperative model.  Panelists for the June 5th workshop include Carolyn Edsell-Vetter,  A Yard & A Half Landscaping Co-op and Cooperative Federal of New England as well as Ralph Beisler, Stamford ACE Hardware.

The workshop will also include a presentation by Frank Cetera of the Onondaga Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College and Rob Brown of the Cooperative Development Institute.  The presentation will focus on the benefits of worker ownership and answer the question, "Is transitioning our business to a worker ownership an option for our business?"  
  

Registration can be done by clicking Here !

Thank you so much 

RaChelle Martz

Hamilton County Economic Development & Tourism
PO Box 57, 102 County View Drive
Lake Pleasant, NY  12108
518-548-3076

Community Pride Day Shirts

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, May 10th, 2019 @ 12:19pm

Something I forgot to mention last night is that I have some extra Community Pride Day shirts.  If you would like one, please stop by my office.

A huge thank you must go out to everyone who participated in the CAA’s regional Community Pride Day.  Volunteers, students and teachers were out and about cleaning up the streets in Eagle Bay, Big Moose, Inlet, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Indian Lake, Speculator, Lake Pleasant and Wells.  Most were able to do this on the scheduled day of May 1st, while some waited for dryer weather and cleaned up on May 8th.

The Irish green t-shirts worn by the volunteers and the lunches provided were made possible with contributions from: ACE of Inlet & Old Forge, Adirondack Experience, Adirondack Express, Adirondack Fairway Bed & Breakfast, Adirondack Lawnscapes & Construction, Adirondack Reader, ADK Little Cabins, ADK Trading Post, Allen Van Hoff, Another Paradise Cove, The Bay Café & Market, Beauchamp Builders, Billy’s Restaurant, Inc., BJ Queen Enterprises, Black Fly Challenge, Blue Line Coffee Shop, Brookside Lodging, Tim, Natalie & Briana Brownsell, Brynilsen’s Viking Village, Burkhard Evans, Inc., Candy Cottage, CAP-21, Celestial Drum Tendai Beddist Sangha, Charlie Johns Store, Chipman Woodworks, Christy’s Motel, Clark Energy, Tatiana Coffinger, Community Bank, N.A. of Old Forge & Long Lake, Construction Effects, Daiker’s Inn, DiOrio’s Supermarket, Eagle Bay Fire Department, Eagle Bay Village, Eastern Star Abenaque Chapter #745, Enchanted Forest Water Safari, EZ Mart, The Forge Motel, Four Corners Sand & Gravel, Four Rivers Alliance of Hamilton County, Fourth Lake Wine & Spirits, Fowler Camp & Retreat Center, French Louie ADK Sports, Friends from Thendara, Friends of the Long Lake Library, Frisky Otter Tours, The Fulton House, Gadway Realty, Gallery 3040, Great Pines, Growl & Grub, Hartsig/Bick Families, Helms Village Store, Heroux Construction, Herron Realty, Holister Geomatics Land Surveying, PLLC, Hollister’s Trading Post, Hunkin’s Excavating Corp., Town of Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, Indian Lake Community Development Corporation, Indian Lake Restaurant, Town of Inlet, Inlet Alpaca, Inlet Area Business Association, Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club, Inlet Community Church, Inlet Golf Club, Jack & Taff Fitterer, Jack Greco Custom Furniture, Kalil’s Grocery, The Kenmore Cottages, Kowalik’s Hotel, Long Lake Central School, Long Lake Diner/Owl’s Head Pub, Long Lake Lions Club, Long Lake Volunteer Fire Dept., Town of Long Lake, Mountain and Main, Mountain Greenery, Mountainside Smokehouse & Grill, NBT Bank, Old Forge Camping Resort, Old Forge Hardware, Old Forge Volunteer Fire Department, Oxbow Inn, Oxbow Lake Motel, Ozzie’s Coffer Bar, Payne’s Air Service, Pine’s Country Store, Piseco Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, PITS Professional Income Tax Service Ltd., Prospect Point, Randy’s Restaurant, Raquette Lake Fire Dept., Raquette Lake Preservation Foundation, Raquette Lake Supply & Tap Room, Raquette Lake Union Free School District, Red Dog Tavern, Red Pines Bed & Breakfast, Dr. and Mrs. Ressell E. Rider, Risley & Townsend Home Improvement, Roalsvig Law Office, Route 30 One StopPatricia Ryan-Curry, Screamen Eagle Pizza, Seventh Lake House, Shamrock Motel & Cottages, Speculator Dept Store, Speculator Lions Club, St> Huberts of the Lakes Episcopal Church, Stillwater Hotel, Strand Theatre of Old Forge, The Tavern, Ted Payne’s Bus Service, Thendara Pine, The Toboggan Inn, Tony Harper’s Pizza & Clam Shack, TPD&B Bus Service, Wagging it, in the ADK, Walt’s Diner, Water’s Edge Inn, Wells Fish & Game Club, Willie Van & Son Excavating, Lila Jane & Dora Wittmeyer.

A special thank you to Charlotte Clark for her winning entry in this year’s shirt design contest.  We plan to hold this contest again next year and are hoping more ninth grade students will get involved.  And thank you to KD Graphics for printing and then delivering all the shirts from Pennsylvania to Inlet; saving us shipping charges.

Thank you to the Town of Webb, Town of Inlet, Town of Long Lake, Town of Indian Lake, the Speculator Chamber of Commerce and Wells for recruiting sponsors, making lunch arrangements and picking up the bags of trash on the sides of the road left by the volunteers.

Community Pride Day gives everyone a chance to take pride in this beautiful area we call home.  We encourage everyone to continue this effort throughout the year and we’ll gather again the first Wednesday in May 2020.

BMI & BFC & a couple others things

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, May 10th, 2019 @ 11:07am

Nice turnout for our Spring Social last night!  Thank you all who were able to attend, and thank you to Mark, Susan, Dave, Craig, Sara and the rest of the BMI staff who made made us feel welcome and fed us some delicious food!  

My full notes from the meeting will be sent out some other time.  I just want to take a couple minutes to mention a few things for those who were not able to join us.

The 24th running of the Black Fly Challenge will take place on Saturday, June 8.  The race ends in Inlet this year with an always fun post race party at Fern Park where there will be live music by Simple Props, IVES will be selling food and a beer trailer featuring Black Fly IPA from the Blue Line Brewery.  We will also have Gristmill Distillery there with samples of their Black Fly Bourbon!  We are expecting close to 1,000 racers that day along with their family and friends.  Should be a really good time.

I am looking for volunteers to help with the event.  I need people for:

  • two-hour shifts on Friday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m helping with registration & packet pickup at Pedals & Petals.
  • parking & directing traffic at Fern Park 11:00-2:00.
  • keeping the Finish Line clear of stragglers and wandering spectators 12:00-3:30.
  • run between the finish line & the stage with race updates 12:00-3:30.
  • man the fruit & water table 11:30-1:30 & 1:30-3:30.
  • sell merchandise 12:00-4:00 (can be partial shift.)
  • sell raffle tickets - wandering 12:00-4:00 (can also be partial shift.)

We are also working on updating the annual outdoor guide that this race puts out.  The On the Fly Outdoor Guide is being transformed into a full-color glossy magazine, which is going to look great on shelves and will still have a digital version online all year long.  To place an ad contact Adele or Dave or click here for more information.

For anyone who does not know, Mulligan's at the Inlet Golf Club will be run by the owners of Screamen Eagle.  The Double Eagle Bar & Grill will open on Monday, May 13!  Stop by 11:00-2:00 to welcome them and see what's new!

Mark you calendar for Saturday, June 22 for a picnic at the Inlet Common School.  All are welcome!  You all know how I feel about the school closing - It Sucks! - but let's not let it close sadly and quietly.  Details are still being worked out, but bring your children, your friends, your parents, your aunts, uncles, cousins, ... cause we all know someone who was educated in our school, who made friends in our school, who taught in our school, who went above and beyonds for the students in our school.  June 25, which is their last day of school, is going to be a sad, sad day for this town.  So let's have a party on the 22nd and try to leave with a happier time.  Their last Graduation/Spring Concert is Monday, June 24 at the St. Anthony's Community Hall.  Hope to see many of you there as well!

Adele

Notes from IABA April Meeting

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 @ 1:36pm

Sorry.  I went on vacation right after this meeting and forgot that I was responsible for typing up the notes from it.

April 2 - Regular Meeting @ Fourth Lake Wine & Spirits - Thank you, Carrie & Stephen for making room for us and providing us some amazing food and delicious wines!

In attendance were board members Dave Scranton, Lynn Durkin, Connie Perry and Adele Burnett; and others Andi Smith, Jill & Karl Marsh, Kim Egenhofer, Sue & Phil Huber, Holly Koeppe, Carrie Stallard, Stephen Cole, Ted Christodaro, Susan Lockyer, Tera Arey, Margie & Bruce O'Hara, Aimee VanWie and Dennis Hudson.

No reports from treasurer or membership as both were absent.

Aimee VanWie talked about the CTS Van and their need for drivers in the Inlet area.  She stated that, for insurance reasons, they prefer drivers under the age of 65.  Drivers do not have to be committed to take every request and can turn down any run that they are not able to take.  Anyone intersted in signing up to be a driver can contact Cindy Beckley at 315-369-2664 or cbeckley@frontiernet.net.

Ted Christodaro stated that he is continuing to look into banners for the poles around town.  The group had a lengthy discussion on possible designs, number of banners, etc.  Anyone intersted in working on this is invited to contact Ted or Adele.

Adele Burnett shared a couple designs for a new sign at the entrance to Fern Park.  The Fern Park Committee hopes to be able to install a new sign before summer begins.

Dave Scranton reminded everyone that Black Fly Challenge is working on the publication for this event that will be in every racers' bag and placed out for visitors all summer and fall.  The same publication is also online at www.blackflychallenge.com for a full year.  Anyone wishing to advertise in the publication can contact Adele or Dave.  More information can be found at www.blackflychallenge.com.

Adele stated that Mitch Lee reported that there was a terrific turnout at the Adirondack Sports and Fitness Expo in Saratoga Springs March 16-17, and that he handed out lots of brouchures and chatted with many spectators.

Adele talked about events coming up:

  • Egg Hunts on April 27 - Children will hunt for prizes at Arrowhead Park during the Inlet Youth Commission event at 1:00.  Then the adults will hunt for eggs at Fern Park at 5:00.  Eggs with numbers can be redeemed at Screamen Eagle where a covered dish supper will also take place.  Prizes are needed for the adult hunt.  Please contact Adele.
  • Community Pride Day is May 1.  Stop by the Inlet Information Office or the Eagle Bay Fire Hall starting at 9:00 a.m. to pick upi a shirt and trash bags.  All Inlet/Eagle Bay volunteers will meet at the Eagle Bay Fire Hall for lunch at noon.  1,200 shirts have been ordered for this event which will take place in Arietta, Big Moose, Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle Bay, Indian Lake, Inlet, Lake Pleasant, Long Lake, Morehouse, Old Forge, Piseco, Raquette Lake, Speculator, Thandara and Wells.
  • Fire & Spice is May 5 at the Seventh Lake House.  Doors open at 2:00.
  • Screamen Eagle's Customer Appreciation Party will be May 5, starting at 3:00.
  • The "Otter" Paddlespports Demo at Frisky Otter Tours takes place May 17-19.  If anyone is intersted in helping out that weekend, please contact Connie.
  • If you are planning a garage sale Memorial Day Weekend, make sure to list it on www.greatadirondackgaragesale.com.  Click on Add Your Sale and type your 911 address into the box that says Enter a location.  When the map comes up, make sure the marker is in the correct location then click Use This Location!  You will be promted to enter times into the days you will be open, and a description of your items, along with your contact information.  You will then receive an email with a link where you can edit any of the informaiton, if necessary.  Contact Adele if you need assistance.
  • May 31-June 1 will be Thunder in the ADK.  Most activities are taking place in the downtown Old Forge area, but if you are planning to offer anything that weekend (live music, sales, specials, etc.), let Adele know so she can share it with the promoters of the event.
  • Black Fly Challenge is June 8.  Adele will soon be looking for volunteers.  Let her know if you are able to help.

Connie Perry spoke about One Square Mile of Hope, stating that the small committee has made progress with deciding where the remaining funds (returned tax money) should go - Joy Us Foundation for programs at Woodcraft and Great Camp Sagamore, Rochester Sister Group and HASCA's Compainion Program are a few.

Connie also spoke about Climate Smart Communities and suggested that we look into becoming one.  Click here to find out more.  The group talked about efforts beign done by some of the local restaurants to reduce the use of straws, plastics, and other non-biodegradable products.  The group will continue to explore options to make this more affordable for all.

Holly Koppe stated that she is resigning as chair of the Snowshoe Race Committee.  Thank you, Holly for all you did to try and get the event going.  If anyone else is intersted in this event, please let Adele know.

The next meeting will be our Spring Social and will be help at the Big Moose Inn on Thursday, May 9 starting at 6:00 p.m.

See you tomorrow!
Adele

Otter Paddlesports & Other May Stuff

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 @ 11:41am

Hello all,

Hope you are getting ready for a great summer!  We had a great day cleaning up the streets in Inlet & Eagle Bay yesterday.  I also know that cleaning took place in Raquette Lake and Indian Lake.  Old Forge and Thendara postponed until next Wednesday.  Waiting to hear from Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Speculator & Wells.

This Sunday is not only Cinco de Mayo, but also Fire & Spice at Seventh Lake House and Screamen Eagle's Customer Appreciation Party!  Hope you get a chance to stop in one or both of these fun events.

Attached is a flyer for Frisky Otter's event coming up.  Please print, hang & share.

I also have posters in my office for the Great Adirondack Garage Sale that were printed by ROOST, if anyone would like some to hang, let me know.

And I have extra Community Pride Day shirts.  If you sponsored the event, but were not able to clean, stop by my office and I will make sure you get a shirt.

Hope to see many of you at Big Moose Inn during the Spring Social on the 9th!

Adele

IABA Spring Social - May 9, 6pm

E-mail sent by IABA, Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 @ 7:23pm

Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 6:00pm at Big Moose Inn for the annual IABA Spring Social.  There will be complimentary hors d'ouevres, a cash bar and a brief meeting followed by a social hour. 

C'mon out and visit with your neighbors and fellow business owners. All are welcome - and bring a friend! RSVPs appreciated on the IABA website or send an email to iaba@inletny.com

Community Pride Day - May 1

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Monday, April 29th, 2019 @ 7:12pm

Unpredictable weather always raises the question of “will the event be canceled/rescheduled?”  As always, I leave that decision up to each town to decide what is best for them.  In Inlet & Eagle Bay, we will clean up, rain or shine.  

Obviously, if it is pouring and/or lightning, we will not be sending people out, but lunch has been arranged and the Inlet School children have made arrangements to join us and we can do an indoor project with them if necessary.  We would still hand out shirts to all, still meet for lunch and hopefully get the streets cleaned up on our own, making sure the trash makes it to the transfer station ourselves. 

If you have any questions, let me know.

Adele 315-357-5501 or info@inletny.com

IABA Spring Social

  • Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 6pm - 9pm
    Location: Big Moose Inn

    Please join us on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. for our annual Spring Social, which will be held…

    • 15 people attended

Brochure Racks

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 @ 4:54pm

The Old Forge Library has a few metal (and one wooden) brochure racks that they are no longer using and are looking for a home for them.  I have photos if anyone is interested, please let me know.

Adele

Food Vendor Needed for "Arts in the Park"

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, April 11th, 2019 @ 9:44am

The Kids For Utica will not be able to provide food during this year's "Arts in the Park" at Arrowhead Park on July 20-21.  They have been offering lunch items like burgers, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, wraps, etc. for many years, but because of an unavoidable circumstance will be unable to join us this year.

If there is a local not-for-profit willing and able to sell food during the event, please contact me as soon as possible.  If there are no local not-for-profits able to do this, then we would welcome a local business to set up in the park and sell food during that Saturday & Sunday in July.  If no local business and no local not-for-profit, we will then invite a close-by food truck to the event.

Having food available during this event encourages visitors to stay in town longer, and helps the vendors who are not able to get away from their booths for more than 15 minutes at a time.  These vendors stay for the weekend, spending money at local accommodations, restaurants and shops.

Any local not-for-profit or local business able to sell food in Arrowhead Park ( the event is open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on July 20 and 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on July 21) please contact Adele as soon as possible info@inletny.com.

Thank you!

IABA Meeting Tonight - April 2 @ 6:30

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 @ 1:26pm

Just a reminder that tonight will be a regular meeting of the Inlet Area Business Association.  Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at Fourth Lake Wine & Spirits.

Hope to see you there!

Thunder in the ADK

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 @ 8:21am

Thunder in the ADK will be May 31-June 1.  There is a committee working on promoting this.

If you are planning to do anythign to welcome bikers to your place of business that weekend, please let me know as soon as possible so I can share with the committee.

Thanks!
Adele

A note from the new owners of Inlet's Caboose

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, March 14th, 2019 @ 12:15pm

Hi fellow IABA members.

It’s Karl and Jill Marsh - we are the ones opening The Caboose in town. We are also prepping the house behind the Caboose as rental property. Our rental listing is LIVE! Can you please share this on your personal and business pages? Our business pages aren’t live yet but please ‘friend’ Jill and I will make sure we ‘connect’ with  you/or your biz pages to ensure cross-promotion!

Find our listing here:  Behind the Caboose

Inlet School Vote

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, March 9th, 2019 @ 5:36pm

The Inlet Common School will hold a public hearing and vote at the Inlet Town Hall on Thursday, March 28 starting at 6:00 p.m.  

A vote will take place immediately following the public hearing.  The vote will be to decide one of the following:

  • Operate a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5 Program and tuition grades 6th through 12th to Town of Webb Union Free School District. or
  • Become a Non-Operating District and tuition all eligible Inlet Common School District students to the Town of Webb Union Free School District beginning in the September 2019-2020 school year. 

Anyone who lives in the Town of Inlet, and has been living in the Town of Inlet 30 days prior to the vote can vote as long as they are not registered to vote in any other school district.  The Inlet Common School District does not have a voter registration process.  You do not need to be a registered voter (general election) and you do not need to own property in the Town of Inlet to vote.  Absentee ballots can be obtained through the district clerk after 6:00 p.m. 315-357-3005.

Notes from IABA March Meeting

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, March 9th, 2019 @ 5:17pm

A regular monthly meeting of the Inlet Area Business Association took place on March 5 at Screamen Eagle.  In attendance were board members: Lynn Durkin, Jane Slack, Connie Perry, Danicia Nerschool, Adele Burnett; and otheres: Cherie Landl, Howard Brainard, Charlie Frey, Susan Lockyer, Tera Arey, Jill Marsh, Amanda Miller, Carrie Stallard, Stephen Cole, Holly Koeppe, Andi Smith, Kim Egenhofer, Ted Christodaro.

Lynn Durkin called the meeting to order.  Jane Slack gave a treasurers report stating a balance of $11,492.86 in the IABA's account and that $1,140 has been collected in 2019 for dues.  On a motion made by Danicia Nerschook, seconded by Holly Koeppe the treasurers report was accepted with all in favor.

Danicia Nerschook reported new members since the last meeting, which included Big Moose Inn and Deerwoods Lodge.

Connie Perry stated that Aimee VanWie is out of town, but she plans to attend our next meeting to continue duscussions about the CTS Van and how we can help.

Adele Burnett & Ted Christodaro have started a committee to work on pole banners for the town and hope to be able to meet soone to work on the ideas shared so far.  Holly Koppe, Danicia Nerschook, Kim Egenhofer and Stephen Cole expressed interest.  An email will go out to all when a date is set for the first meeting.  It was suggested to look at banners in the Town of Newcomb for more ideas.

Frozen Fire & Lights & Kites was a great success!  Thank you to all who helped.  The group discussed this at length.  Lynn spoke about how successful bringing Gary & Maggie Engval to Inlet was, and thanked all who made their stay enjoyable.  A press release is being prepared by Adele to thank all who were involved and hope to be able to send out soon.  25 cardboard sleds raced, 61 kites were handed out, and about 600 hot dogs were given away.  The fireworks were amazing!  Kites plan to return next year, Kathy Queen plans to run the food at the bonfire again, Charlie Frey is looking into adding dueling pianos and any other ideas for 2020 are welcome!

Black Fly Challenge is still looking for sponsors.  Jane Slack reported that BFC recently wrote a check for $10,000 towards the Adirondack Emergency Communications Tower project.  The tower project continues to move forward and is close to their goal.

Adele shared information about advertising on Greg Klein's Visitor Map.  You can view the map and find out more at www.gregkleinart.com.

Mitch Lee will be attending the Adirondack Sports Summer Expo in Saratoga Springs on March 16 & 17.  Anyone wishing to send flyers, etc. with him to hand out can drop them off at the Inlet Information Office up until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

Big Moose Inn has requested to host the IABA's Spring Social, and has asked to consider the date of Thursday, May 9.  All present agree that would be acceptable.  Adele will contact Mark Mayer and confirm this and more information will be posted.  Adele also stated that in addition to May, her request for meeting locations filled up the calendar with April 2 @ Fourth Lake Wine & Spirits, June 4 @ Inlet Town Hall for BFC Bag Stuffing then on to Screamen Eagle, no meetings in July & August, September 3 @ ADK Little Cabins, October 1 @ Inlet Town Hall for Kids Day Bag Stuffing then on to Screamen Eagle, November 5 @ The Bay Cafe & Market, December will be the Open House Social (date TBD), and Charlie added January 7 @ The Woods Inn.

Snofest is March 8 & 9.  The Vintage Races scheduled for Inlet have been moved to Saratoga.

"Let's Get Crocked!" is March 8 @ noon at Inlet Town Hall.  Bring a crockpot full of soup and $10 for the local food pantry, or just bring your appetite to help us determine People's Choice.

Old Forge's St. Patty's Day Parade is March 15 and starts at 5:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Adult Egg Hunt is April 27.  Adele stated she would welcome contributions for prizes (whach can be anything you want to give - candy, t-shirts, gift certificates, drink chips, mugs, hats, etc.) starting today.  She will be out of the office most of April, and so would rather have items pile up now than to have to bang on doors 4 days before the event.  Reminder - anything too big to fit in an egg will be asigned a number that you will bring to Screamen Eagle to collect your prize, where we will also take part in a covered dish dinner.  Thank you in advance!

May 1 is Community Pride Day.  Deadline to be listed on the shirts is March 22.  Voting for the design that goes on the front of the shirts ends March 15.  Find out more about Community Pride Day here.

Fire & Spice @ Seventh Lake House will be May 5.

The "Otter" Paddlesports Event takes place at Frisky Otter Tours on May 17-19.

The Great Adirondack Garage Sale is May 24-16.  If you are having a sale, or just want to find out where all the sales will be, go to www.greatadirondackgaragesale.com.

Thnunder in the ADK takes place on May 31-June 1.  Most of the action takes place in Old Forge, but if you plan to have anything special going on that weekend, let Adele know and she will make sure you are included.

Adele spoke about the upcoming Inlet School public hearing and vote.  The public hearing will take place at Inlet Town Hall on Thursday, March 28 starting at 6:00 p.m.  The group discussed this at length.

Jane spoke about HASCA's work with starting a home aide program that would benefit this area.  This would be somethign that could help people of all ages and many situations, including simple companion care.  She will have more information at the next meeting.

The One Square Mile of Hope committee will be meeting Wednesday, March 6 to continue discussions on where they plan to distribute the remaining funds.

Next regular meeting of the IABA will be at Fourth Lake Wine & Spirits on April 2 at 6:30 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

4th Annual Adult Egg Hunt

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, March 7th, 2019 @ 10:18am

I am collecting prizes for the fourth annual Adult Egg Hunt that will take place at Fern Park on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  The hunt begins at 5:00 p.m.  Some of the eggs hidden around the park will have prizes inside them, the rest will have a number in them that can be taken to Screamen Eagle immediately following the hunt for redemption.  Stick around after claiming your prizes for a covered dish supper.

Donations for the hunt can be dropped off at the Inlet Information Office.  Or give the office a call 315-357-5501 and someone will come pick them up.

Last year's prizes included gift certificates, bottles of alcohol, cash, chocolate, coffee mugs, hoodies, t-shirts, soaps, beer chips, and much more!

It's a fun time!  Hope to see you there!
Adele

IBA Meeting Tonight - March 5

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 @ 12:57pm

Just a reminder that tonight at Screamen Eagle will be a regular meeting of the Inlet Area Business Association that starts at 6:30 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Stickers for Kites

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, February 22nd, 2019 @ 9:42am

Kids will be decorating 60 kites tomorrow at The Woods Inn and then taking them out onto the ice to fly them.  They will be decorating them with stickers and markers, and will get to keep the kite afterwards.

If you have a sticker for your business, and want to see it flying on a kite, you can drop some off at the Inlet Town Hall today up until 8:00 p.m. or tomorrow up until 1:00 p.m.

Thanks!

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