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PTC Calendar

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, October 12th, 2019 @ 3:45pm

The Town of Webb PTC is looking for 20 more contributions for their Lottery Calendar fundraiser - see last year's March calendar attached for example.

If you would like to give something towards their fundraiser (and get your name on their calendar!) you can drop it off at my office, or drop it off right at the school.



Christmas on Main Street - Need Responses ASAP!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, October 11th, 2019 @ 10:14am

Adirondack Christmas on Main Street 2019

November 29-December 1, 2019

It is time!  We have started our list, and will be checkin git often.

Here is what we would like you to put on your list:

*BE OPEN and please tell us your hours so we can let people know you will be open (if you are not going to be open: please consider giving something towards the basket – this let’s people know you exist and may encourage them to look you up when you are open!; and if you are a business downtown – please decorate your closed shop!  People will be wandering around and if your store looks inviting, they will want to come back when you are open!!)

*If you are going to be OPEN – Let us know what your specials are going to be, and if you will be offering treats

*If you are going to be OPEN – Host an activity – something we can add to the schedule & map

*If you are going to be OPEN or Closed – Decorate your storefront!

*If you are going to be OPEN or Closed – Create a photo op at your business (inside or outside) 

*If you are going to be OPEN or Closed or Do not have a storefront – Donate a gift or gift certificate for the basket raffle

That’s it!  Five simple things.  And the most important thing is, if you are planning to be open, TELL US!  

Every business that fills out the attached slip and returns it to my office will be listed on our flyer, and on Inlet’s website & Facebook page.  We will also list, separately, every business that donates towards the basket raffle.  If you have any questions or ideas, call me at 315-357-5501 or email me at  Thank you in advance for your participation.

Adele M. Burnett

         * We are always open to any suggestions.

To see what happened last year, go to  2018's scedule, list of shops that were open and list of who contributed towards the basket raffle are still there. But look quick, because I hope to be updating that page very soon.

Halloween Parade & Party and Trick-or-Treat

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, October 10th, 2019 @ 1:41pm

The Inlet Youth Commission will hold their annual Halloween Parade and Party on Friday, October 25.  The parade, which starts at 6:30 p.m., will begin at the parking lot between Church of the Lakes and St. Anthony’s and proceed down Route 28 to Inlet Town Hall.  Immediately following the parade, costume judging will take place at the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services building on the corner of Limekiln Road.  Characters will be judged, separated by age.  Prizes will be awarded to everyone participating, and delicious goodies will be available for those in attendance.

Traditional Trick-or-Treating will take place on Thursday, October 31.  If you are in the Inlet area and plan to be home on Halloween to hand out treats, please contact Adele so she can put you on the list.  The list will be distributed to the Inlet area children, and available upon request.  

If you have questions about the Halloween Party or about the Trick-or-Treat list, contact Adele at 315-357-5501 or

IABA October Meeting Notes & Important Dates

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 @ 2:02pm

First I want to say Thank you! to the 28 people who showed up to stuff 500 goody bags for Adirondack Kids Day!

After the bags were done, we headed over to the Double Eagle for a meeting and refreshments.  Thank you Amanda & Matt for hosting our meeting.

Board members in attendance: Lynn Durkin, Connie Perry, Danicia Nershook, Adele Burnett.  Others in attendance: Amanda & Matt  Miller, Sue & Phil Huber, Holly Koeppe, Reggie & Paul Chambers, Toni & Greg Rudd, Andrea & Jerry Stone, Marsha & Charlie Herr, Margie & Bruce O'Hara, Sue Lockyer, Tera Arey, Sarah & John Frey, Linda & Leo Fadel, Jill & Karl Marsh, Joanne Kelly, Diana Mullen.

Jane Slack was attending the annual Kiwanis Dinner, and so not able to attend.  Therefore no treasurer's report was given.

Danicia gave a quick membership report stating there were 43 paid members for 2019 and we already have 2 paid members for 2020.  Dues can be paid online here or a check can be mailed to IABA, or dropped off at the Inlet Information Office with Adele.  She encouraged all to recruit new members, and reminded everyone that Adele will buy a drink for anyone who brings someone new to a meeting.

Adele had nothing new to report on pole banners, but hopes to work on this with Ted Christodaro over the winter.

Lynn stated that the Fern Park Committee is making progress on a draft master plan document.  Once they have a document ready, they will schedule some public meetings.  They also plan to go Facebook live with these meetings to hear from people not able to attend the meetings.  The next Fern Park Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Adele stated that the Inlet Common School had a great turnout for their meeting to discuss possible uses for the buildings and grounds.  They will be continuing these discussions and welcome anyone with ideas or suggestions.  The next Inlet Common School BOE meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9 at 6:15 p.m.

The group talked about the Holiday Open House event that is held before Christmas.  The shops downtown open up for an evening of shopping, offering some libations.  And home-based businesses are invited to set up inside Screamen Eagle on this evening as well.  After some discussion, all agreed that the Holiday Open House event will take place on Tuesday, December 3 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.  Details will be posted soon.

Jill & Karl said The Caboose had a good summer and thanked everyone who supported them.  They invited IABA members to visit them at The Caboose on Tuesday, October 15 between 5:00-7:00 p.m. to help deplete their inventory before closing up for the season.

John Frey made a motion, seconded by Adele Burnett, to have Double Eagle French Dips available at Screamen Eagle after Columbus Day.  No?  That wasn't a real thing?  Darn.

Diana Mullen shared information about positions available for the 2020 Census.  There is a need for census takers in Hamilton County and lots of different jobs available.  No training necessary.  Will teach you computer skills if needed.  The job pays $17/hr plus $.58 per mile.  Find out more here.

Upcoming Events:

  • October 5 - Adirondack Kids Day 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. @ Arrowhead Park & Chambers Commons - Volunteers are welcome! Contact Paul or Adele.
  • October 11 - Columbus Day Parade 4:00 p.m. @ Old Forge followed by Bonfire & Alumni Game 7:00 p.m. @ North Street
  • October 25 - Inlet Youth Commission Halloween Parade & Party 6:30 p.m. @ Downtown & IVES Building
  • November 29-December 1 - Adirondack Christmas on Main Street - Adele will be contacting you soon to find out who will be open, who will offer activities/specials/etc. and who will donate to the Holiday Basket Raffle.
  • December 14 - New York Shootout @ Chip & Cindy Sauer's Track - American Snowmobiler Magazine is closing, but Kirsch (Dynotech Research) is working with Snogoer Magazine who has agreed to post the shootout results and consider being a title sponsor next year.

There was discussion about the next meeting, and the date was changed.  The next IABA Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. at The Bay Cafe & Market.

Kids Day Posters

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, September 27th, 2019 @ 8:39am

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IABA Meeting - Kids Day Bag Stuffing

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 @ 1:11pm

Hello all,

Tuesday, October 1st we will be meeting at Inlet Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. to stuff 500 goody bags for Adirondack Kids Day.  After all the bags are stuffed we will head over to Double Eagle Bar & Grill @ Inlet Golf Club for a brief meeting and some socializing.

If you have anything you would like us to put into the goody bags for Adirondack Kids Day, please make sure it gets to the Inlet Information Office before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday!  Adirondack Kids Day, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks, will take place on Saturday, October 5th.  There will be a whole day of free activities for the family including the French Louie Fishing Derby, an Authors & Illustrators Fair, horseback riding (Amy Galway), lamas (Anne Phinney), live raptors (Mark Manske), geocahcing (Rick Stiener), face painting (Word of Life).  Inlet Community Church will bring a bounce house and give away free popcorn, cocoa & cotton candy plus have an art project for the kids to do.  Thier will be magic by Jim Okey and you can Work with the Artisits at the Inlet Public Library.  Learn about Adirondack Outdoor Expiditions, the Fulton Chain Trifecta, Adirondack Hikes 4 Tykes, Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge.  The Key Club will be selling hot dogs and the Inlet Youth Commission will hold their Noah's Ark Animal Workshop.  Schedule and information can be found at

Thank you to the VanRipers (Adirondack Kids), Adirondack Reader and French Louie ADK Sports for making this event possible. Thank you to all the volunteers who show up to help during this event.  And in addition to the businesses who help by contributing items for the event (Inlet Department Store, Northern Lights, Inlet Marina, Royal Bait Farm), thank you to the businesses adding activities - The Caboose is holding a coloring contest and win a free book with a hole-in-one at Putterfingers!  Also, 100% of all sales of two special lattes at Blue Line Coffee House will go towards the Emergency Communications Tower!  

Do you have something to add to this event?  Contact Adele.

See you soon!

P.S. Watch for Gary & Justin VanRiper on WKTV this Saturday morning on Newstalk @ 9:45 a.m.!

Fern Park Sign

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Monday, September 9th, 2019 @ 7:38pm

Attached is the photo I failed to attach to the notes I sent on Saturday.

Meeting Notes from September 3, 2019

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, September 7th, 2019 @ 6:01pm

The Inlet Area Business Association held a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at ADK Little Cabins (5 Limekiln Road).  Thank you to Greg & Toni Rudd for the BBQ around the campfire (S'mores included!) before the meeting and for allowing us to look inside one of your cabins and giving a tour of your Pottery Studio.

Board members in attendance: Lynn Durkin, Jane Slack, Connie Perry, Adele Burnett.  Also in attendance: Greg & Toni Rudd, Charlie & Marsha Herr, Paul & Reggie Chambers, Karl & Jill Marsh, John & Sarah Frey, Cherie Landl, Howard Brainard, Dennis Hudson, Sharon Miller, Andi Smith, Holly Koeppe, Tim Brownsell.

Jane Slack gave a brief treasurer's report, during which she shared a profit & loss statement from 2019.  Charlie Herr made a motion to accept the Treasurer's Report, seconded by Reggie Chambers.

In the absence of the Membership Chair, Adele shared a list of 43 paid members, including the most recnt member - HerrStory Publications.  After some discussion, the group agreed that starting with Charlie Herr's dues, any collected after today would be considered 2020 Membership.

Hopefully, work will resume on the pole banner ideas with a goal for summer 2020.

The Fern Park Committee continues to meet and have changed their regular meeting day to the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room of Inlet Town Hall.  All who are intersted in the future of Fern Park are welcome to attend.  Ray Kopp is working on updating a draft master plan that the board will review and work on over the next few meetings, with hopes of having something to present to the Inlet Town Board by December or January.

A new sign has been installed at the entrance to Fern Park.  The sign was designed by the Fern Park Committee and built by Adirondack AXYZ (Luke Langworthy) of Old Forge.  *Photo attached.

Adele will be meeting with ROOST will be at Inlet Town Hall at 1:00 p.m. this Thursday (September 5) to discuss marketing plans for 2020.

The Inlet Town Board is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:45 p.m.  The hearing will be open to discuss the updated draft Comprehensive Master Plan that the Inlet Planning Board has been working on.  A copy of the draft, highlighting the proposed changes, can be found on Inlet's Government Website.  Click here.

The Inlet Common School BOE wil hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Inlet Common School.  During which, they will open the meeting between 7:00-8:00 p.m. for public input on suggestions/ideas of what to do with the Inlet Common School building(s).  All are welcome!  If you can't make it to the meeting, but have ideas, you can contact Adele, Chris Holt (Supertintendent) or any school board member (Amanda Miller, Lori Hansen, Jamie Heath).  Or mail comments to Inlet Common School Board, PO Box 512, Inlet.

The CAA is beginning to work on their 2020 Vacation Planner.  There is a digital version of this planner available online, which means less paper copies are needed.  But it is nice to have to hand in the Information Office (and other visitor centers) and to put in event bags.  The Town will again purchase a two-page spread and offer ad space for IABA members.  Adele will contact everyone which more information.  John Frey suggested there should be an app version of the vacation planner.

A third batch of Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge patches has been ordered.  There are currently 124 names on the IOFC Roster, which can be found on the IOFC webpage.

Jane Slack talked about the progress being made by HASCA for a Companion Care Program and that it is hoping to soon be able to serve more needs in the Inlet/Raquette Lake area.

Connie Perry stated that the Inlet Town Board passed a resolution during their July meeting to try to be a more aware, climate-smart community.  The whole resolution can be found here.  She suggested that a subcommittee be formed to look into other ways the IABA can help make the community more ways to "be aware."  If you are interested, please contact Connie.

Connie also mentioned that the Troubadours of Divine Bliss would be performing at The Woods Inn on Sunday, September 8 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.  They performed at two of the One Square Mile of Hope events.  This September the Town of Inlet has held onto the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks for 5 years. Listening to the Troubadours would be a nice way to celebrate this.

Andi Smith stated that The Kenmore Cottages are for sale.  She said they might be looking for help loading some items in the next couple weeks.  Contact her if interested/available.

September 12 is the Inlet Historical Society's last program of the season.  It starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be about the Erie/Black River Canals and the State’s Largest ADK Land Purchase.  

September 21 & 22 is the 26th annual Inlet Fall Festival at Fern Park.  There will be food, beer, live music, jugglers, and lots of vendors selling a variety of products.  List of all vendors can be found at

September 28 is the 11th annual Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services Clam Bake & BBQ.  Get your tickets before September 23 and save $10!  Find the order form here.

October 5 is the 8th annual Adirondack Kids Day at Arrowhead Park & Chambers Commons.  There will be horses, live raptors and other animals, face painting, bounce house, hot dogs, a magician, the children's authors & illustrators fair and the always popular French Louie Fishing Derby!  Thank you to Kiwanis of the Central Adirondacks, the Adirondack Kids, French Louie's ADK Sports & Adirondack Reader for making this event possible.

On October 11th the Town of Webb School will hold their annual Columbus Day Parade that consisits of six floats each greated by the 7th-12 grade classes.  The floats are judged and then then parade them through town from the school to the pavillion at North Street where they will be disassembled and used later that evening for a huge bonfire.  The Varsity Soccer teams will be introduced around that fire followed by an alumni game under the lights.  The rest of the weekend is their Columbus Day Tournament with 4 games scheduled each Saturday & Sunday.

The Inlet Youth Commission will hold their annual Halloween Parade & Party on October 25 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Soon I will be asking for items for the Christmas on Main Street Basket Raffle.  This event takes place November 29-December 1.

December 14 the New York Shootout returns to Inlet on Chip & Cindy Sauer's track behind The Ole Barn.  THey are looking for sponsors and vendors.

The next regualr IABA Meeting will begin in Inlet Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. as a bag stuffing for Adirondack Kids Day.  We will be stuffing 500 bags for the children.  If you have anything you would like us to add to the bags, please make sure it is in the information Office before we start.  After the bags are stuffed we will go to Double Eagle for a brief meeting and refreshments.  Hope to see you there!

Charlie Herr made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Jill Marsh.

Notes submitted by Adele

Adirondack Canoe Classic

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, September 5th, 2019 @ 10:59am

Hello all!

I just wanted to drop a reminder that tomorrow morning (Friday) is the start of the Adirondack Canoe Classic.  Arrowhead Lakefront is a great place to watch the boats come across Fourth Lake and paddle through the channel towards Fifth Lake.  Weather and on-time start permitting, the first boat usually arrives around 9:30 and they and it takes about 2 hours for all of them to pass.

There will be lots of people in town during this time, and hopefully they will stop in places that are open for business while they are here!

Hamilton County Community Calendar

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, August 30th, 2019 @ 4:43pm

The Hamilton County Republican Committee is looking for Inlet businesses to advertise in their annual calendar.  See form attached.

They have extended their deadline and will continue to accept ads up until September 9th.  If interested, fill out the attached form and send in with payment as soon as possible.

I have a copy of the 2019 calendar in my office, if anyone would like to look at it.

If you have any questions, let me know.


Inlet Fall Festival

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 @ 10:23am

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IABA Regular Meeting & Hot Dog BBQ

  • Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm
    Location: ADK Little Cabins - 5 Limekiln Road, Inlet

    Hope you all are having a great summer.  It is almost time to start meeting again!…

    • 15 people attended

Inlet Historical Society Programs

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, August 17th, 2019 @ 2:50pm

The Inlet Historical Society has two more programs scheduled, both held at Inlet Town Hall.

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Bill Staines, Fritz Henry & The Jam Bones

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, August 17th, 2019 @ 1:31pm

Three concerts left!

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What Do You Have Happening?

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 @ 3:00pm

Just a little reminder, that one of the things I am here for is to encourage people to spend money in Inlet.  If you are holding any event or activity, if you are hosting live entertainment, if you are running any specials, or if you are just doing something unigue to try to bring people into your business - I want to know!  Because I want to share!  I try to search for things, but I can't find everything.

So send me an email, give me a call 315-357-5501, or tag me on Facebook  I want to share!




Karen & Pete, Murdock Family & Dan Berggren

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, July 27th, 2019 @ 12:14pm

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IVES Looking for Sponsors/Donations for Golf Tournament

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, July 27th, 2019 @ 12:09pm

The Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services will be holding their annual Gary Rudd Memorial Golf Tournament at the Inlet Golf Club on Sunday, August 18.

They are looking for raffle donations, sponsors, players and volunteers.

All raffle contributors will be listed on the Sponsor Sheet.  $100 Corporate or Memorial sponsors will be listed on the Sponsor Sheet and have a sign placed on the course.  Tournament sponsors ($150) are listed on the Sponsor Sheet, get a sign placed on the course and one player entry.  Individual players each pay $85.  Entry includes greens fees, cart & dinner buffet.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Prizes will be awarded for: Closest to the Pin (Men & Ladies), Longest Drive (Men & Ladies), Hole-in-One on selected holes, Putting Contest & Driving Contest 50/50.  There will also be door prizes and raffles for all.

Questions can be directed to

Brochure & flyer attached.  Feel free to share.

Army Band & Jerry on Sunday

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, July 25th, 2019 @ 9:43am

The Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council will be providing lunch for the 40 members of the Army Band and their families following their 2:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, July 28.  During this lunch they will share stories and memories of Jerry Dupuis.  

FCLPAC will be providing some hamburgers and hot dogs and inviting anyone who wishes to join them to bring something to share and BYOB.

If you are able to join us, wonderful!  If you can not join, but would like to send something to help feed the band, please let me know.


RPO & Army Band

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 @ 2:59pm

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Concerts, Shakespeare & Car Show

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 @ 2:55pm

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