News and Announcements

Inlet Historical Society Programs

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, June 21st, 2018 @ 4:02pm

Then next Inlet Historical Society Program will be on Thursday, June 28 at the Inlet Town Hall starting at 7:00 p.m.

The program is titled "Inlet from the Air" and will be presented by Jean Bird.

Attached is a flyer for Jean's program and a flyer listing the rest of the IHS's programs scheduled for this summer.

Fourth Flyers!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, June 21st, 2018 @ 1:49pm

Attached are a few flyers for the upcoming Fourth of July week.  Yes, it's on a Wednesday, so we get to celebrate for the whole week!

Please print, hang & share.


E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, June 21st, 2018 @ 1:44pm

Hamilton County is offering IABA members a 50% discount on prefered listings on their website -  As an IABA member, you currently have a listing on this site that includes your business name, address and phone number.  Paid listings also include photos, website and a description of your business.  Plus puts them higher on the list.

See the attached for more information.  Listings are $50, but IABA members can get listed for $25.

Inlet Tower Committee

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, June 15th, 2018 @ 5:16pm

Members of the Inlet Emergency Services Communication Tower Committee will be available to chat with you and answer questions tomorrow (Saturday) at the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services Building from noon - 3:00 p.m.  You will have a chance to watch the video that was created to help promote their efforts and they will offer refreshments.

Find out more about the committee and what they are doing on their website

Fern Park Master Plan

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 @ 12:38pm

A group of people continue to meet on the third Tuesday of each month to work on creating a master plan for Fern Park. They have put together a quick survey in hopes to get feedback from the public as to what would be best for the park.  Please take a couple minutes to fill out their survey:

Fern Park Survey

They will be meeting Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Inlet Town Hall.  Anyone interested in the future of Fern Park is welcome to attend.

You can find copies of their working documents and notes from previous meetings on Inlet's government website -

Click here to for Fern Park documents.

Ping Pong Ball Drop

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 @ 1:38pm

OK, doing it again!

On Wednesday, July 4 we will be dropping ping pong balls for children up to age 12.  Each child will collect 3 ping pong balls that they will turn in for prizes.  Prizes include gift certificates or prizes from local shops, free passes to local attractions (all donated by local businesses); and chips, sodas, and novelty toys (purchased by the Inlet Youth Commission with help from monetary donations.)

If you own a restaurant, a gift shop or an attraction we would love to be able to hand out gift certificates at this event that will bring people into your establishments.

Prizes can be dropped off at the Inlet Information Office or give us a call and we will come to pick up.  The Information Office can make certificates for you if needed.  Checks should be made payable to Inlet Youth Commission and can be mailed to them at PO Box 412, Inlet, NY 13360.

Please respond by June 21 to give us time to sort prizes and count corresponding colored ping pong balls.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you!

IABA Meeting - BFC Bag Stuffing

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 @ 1:28pm

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Inlet Town Hall.

We will be stuffing 900 bags for Black Fly Challenge, and will attend to any business that needs to be addressed.  All are welcome to join us at Screamen Eagle for pizza when we are done.

Hope to see you there!


E-mail sent by IABA, Monday, May 21st, 2018 @ 6:25pm

A Meeting with a potential linen supplier will be held this Weds May 23rd at 10:00am in the Lodge at Great Pines.
They will be presenting what they currently offer, and will discuss considering other offerings based on needs of the community. Please come prepared with your current linen type needs, budget etc.  If you cannot make it but would like to be considered and gain more information please reply to this email. ALL WELCOME!

S.S. Minnow

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, May 19th, 2018 @ 4:24pm

May 18, 2018

Ahoy, Mateys!

I am very happy and excited to say that the SS Minnow will be sailing again.  This is the eighth summer for the Minnow and it would not be possible without Penny Stuart and lots of help from the businesses who benefit from it.

The free shuttle bus will run 10 weekends: Friday and Saturday evenings from 8:00 pm – 2:00 am starting June 29, 2018.  The bus runs between Seventh Lake House and Daikers and will stop anywhere in between.  Just give it a call and they will get there as soon as they can.  It rarely is finished at 2:00, because they do their best to make sure everyone makes it home safe and sound at the end of the night.

Penny has been awesome at getting this going each summer, but I need you to help it continue.  This bus not only benefits the bars and restaurants that it takes people to, it also benefits the motels and cottages who’s patrons are able to take advantage of the ride.

Every business that donates towards this will be listed on the flyers that are posted around town.  Special notices will also be prominently displayed on the bus for patrons to see who makes this free service possible.  Inlet will also advertise this bus in the local papers and businesses who donate will be listed in these ads.  Inlet will talk about this on their website ( and their Facebook page (Inlet, NY Information & Events).  Inlet will post something about your business (information from your current ad - today’s special, tonight’s entertainment, etc.) on Facebook.

To support the SS Minnow, please send sponsorship to the Inlet Information Office payable to: Town of Inlet, PO Box 266, Inlet, NY  13360.

In addition to funding for this, we sometimes are also looking for volunteers to ride along with the driver.  The bus will not be able to run if there is not a responsible “navigator” to answer the phone and run into the establishments to round up the passengers.  If you or someone you know might be willing to help out a night or two this summer, please let me know.  The tips are great!

If you have any questions, please call me at work 315-357-5501 or my cell 315-369-8830 or email me at

Thank you!


Volunteers Needed for Black Fly Challenge

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 @ 4:07pm

Black Fly Challenge is just over 3 weeks away!

I am looking for people to help with the following:

  • Registration/Packet Pickup Friday, June 8 at Pedals & Petals.  2-hour shifts between 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Feel free to sign up for more than one shift!
  • Parking & Traffic Control Saturday, June 9 downtown Inlet and Keeping the Staging Area Clear in Arrowhead Park from 8:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Staging Control Saturday, June 9 in Arrowhead Park 10:00-10:35 a.m.
  • Registration/Packet Pickup Saturday, June 9 at Inlet Town Hall 8:00-10:00 a.m.

If any of the is interests you, let me know or 315-357-5501.


Spring Social Tonight - See you there!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 @ 4:48pm

Just a reminder that the IABA Spring Social at Red Dog Tavern is tonight, starts at 6:00 p.m.

Notes from IABA April Meeting

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, May 5th, 2018 @ 3:12pm

The IABA held a regular meeting on Tuesday, April 3rd at Fourth Lake Wine & Spirits.  Thank you to Carrie Stallard & Stephen Cole for hosting this and feeding us a wonderful homemade taco spread and delicious wines.

In attendance was board members: Dave Scranton, Jane Slack, Amanda Miller and Adele Burnett; and the following: Dennis Hudson, Andrea Stone, John Butchart, Sarah Frey, Holly Koeppe, Bonnie Amidon, Greg & Toni Rudd, Bruce & Margie O'Hara, Ted Christodaro and Tim Brownsell.

After Dave filled in a couple things missing from March 6, 2018 notes, including an update from Jane Slack on a non-profit organizations, Bonnie Amidon made a motion to accept them, seconded by Amanda Miller, all in favor.

Treasurer's report noted that IABA has $16,291.36 in its account - about $6,000 of this belongs to One Square Mile of Hope, Black Fly Challenge has $55,093.10 in its general account and $20,000.03 in a savings account.

Featured businesses will continue to be posted of paid IABA members.  April's featured business was Frisky Otter Tours. Click here for a list of paid members for 2018.  Click here to find out how to become a member.

Jane Slack's conversations with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik's office proved very helpful in getting the IABA's money back from 2014 taxes.  The IABA should receive a check before the next month's meeting.  Again, a huge thank you to Sharon Evans and Jane Slack for all they have done to help make this happen.  A photo op will be arranged with Elise Stefanik soon.

Connie mentioned that Great Camp Sagamore has a program for women with chronic illness and cancer, which is run by Creative Healing Connections.  Partial scholarships are offered for this program, which might be something OSM could help with.

Dave stated that he will be working on the BFC Guide soon.  Anyone wishing to have an ad in this publication can click here for more information.  This guide is placed in the event bags given to all the Black Fly Challenge racers, posted on the BFC website, and distributed throughout the Central Adirondacks for a full year.

Dennis Hudson spoke about the Emergency Communications Tower Committee and their efforts to construct a tower in Inlet.  He explained how the construction of the tower would improve communication for emergency services, and he talked about the support that this project has already received.  He stated that the committee is working on a video that will be shared to help raise funds for the tower.  The video should be ready mid May.

Dave shared information about the Adirondack Park Agency's Economic Services Unit, which provides services to local governments and businesses.  Including: Economic Development Planning, Market Analysis, Community Presentations and Training, and others.  Click here to go to the APA's website and find out more.

The group was reminded about the upcoming Spring Social, which Adele mistakenly stated would be on Tuesday, May 1st.  During the March meeting, the group had voted to hold the social on Wednesday, May 2nd.  This date was later changed to Wednesday, May 9th at Red Dog Tavern.  Starts at 6:00 p.m.  Join us for complimentary hors d'ouevres, cash bar, brief meeting and lots of social time.

It was noted that Britta Hennessey stated she continues to work on a better solution for linen services in this area, and that she has made some progress that she will share with those interested.

Online listings - I admit - I do nto remember this discussion - my only note was that "Dennis can help"

Connie Perry spoke about plastic containers and how some businesses, like Red Dog Tavern, are using biodegradable togo containers, and what a benefit this is.  She stated how appreciative some customers are to see this, and hopes to encourage more to do the same.

Amanda Miller stated that she had contacted Greg Klien about having Screamen Eagle included in the hand-drawn Old Forge map that he is working on.  The map will list participating Town of Webb businesses, but shows Inlet on the map.  She said Greg is considering to do an Inlet map next year.  It was suggested to invite him to a meeting to talk about his map.

It was pointed out that many Inlet area businesses were recognized in the Adirondack Life Magazine's "Best of the Adirondacks."  Congratulations to all.  Makes us proud to be a part of this area.

Greg and Toni Rudd (new members) stated that their ADK Little Cabins would be open and ready to rent this summer.  The cabins will be located on Limekiln Road between the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services building and the Inlet Golf Club.  They will also be opening a studio at the same location where one will be able to purchase Greg's pottery, Toni's jams, and other vendors' handmade products.  They will also be offering free pottery glasses through the Inlet Public Library.  Classes will be held at Fern Park on July 17, July 31 & August 14 - Youth (7-15) 10:00-11:30 a.m. & Adult 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Registration will open on June 8th.

Dave shared Black Fly Challenge postcards with anyone wanting to take some to hand out at their place of business.  He also shared information about this year's BFC Bike Raffle and about a yet-to-be-released bike that will be raffled off next year.  Tickets for this year's bike can be purchased here online or at the Inlet Information Office.

Adele stated that the youth hockey tournament event has come to a halt, until someone with youth hockey connections is able to run with the event.  She shared an idea Michelle Bartlett had shown here about a Kite Festival in Clear Lake, Iowa, which all agreed would be an awesome event on Fourth Lake the end of January.  Just need someone who knows kites to run with this one.  It was asked if Kiwanis might be interested in being involved.  Jane will ask.  If you missed the video I shared earlier, you can click here to watch it.

Events that were upcoming at the time of this meeting:

  • April 7 - Inlet Youth Commission's Egg Hunt @ Arrowhead Park & Adult Egg Hunt @ Fern Park (both were great!)
  • May 2 - Community Pride Day (beautiful weather and lots of community support)
  • May 6 - Fire & Spice @ Seventh Lake House
  • May 6 - Customer Appreciation Day aka Jon's Party @ Screamen Eagle
  • May 18-20 - The Otter Paddlesports Event @ Frisky Otter Tours
  • May 25-27 - Great Adirondack Garage Sale (add your sale here!)
  • May 28 - Memorial Day Ceremonies: Inlet 9:00 a.m, Raquette 10:00 a.m.
  • June 2 - Thunder in the ADK
  • June 9 - Black Fly Challenge

A motion to adjourn was made by Amanda Miller, seconded by Lynn Durkin.


IABA Spring Social

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 @ 6:59pm

Please join us on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 p.m. for our annual Spring Social, which will be held at Red Dog Tavern.  There will be complimentary hors d'ouevres, cash bar and a brief meeting followed by social hour.  All are welcome. Bring a friend!  RSVP appreciated -

Thunder in the ADK

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, April 26th, 2018 @ 2:32pm

About a month ago I sent a letter about Thunder in the ADK.  In case you didn't get a chance to read the letter from the committee that was attached to the email, I am sending it again below:

Dear Fellow Business Owner,

            It is that time of year again!  The 3rd Annual Thunder in the ADK will be held on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd 2018.

            We as the Coordinating Committee think it is extremely important to reach out to our local business colleagues.  Our goal is to have the bikers that continue to come to this event pull in to a welcoming environment that catches their eye and makes them want to stop, explore, and spend money throughout our entire community!

            You don’t have to be a bar/restaurant to be included.  Whether it is a sale table in front of your business, biker related merchandise, or new items for summer you would like to debut, any and all ideas are encouraged!  The goal is to try to increase foot traffic for all local businesses that weekend.

We are asking a small sponsorship fee of $25.00 this year.  Payments can be made by cash or checks made payable to cash or Andy Hopsicker.

            For $25.00 you will receive the following:

·      A Thunder In the ADK sign marking your business as a supporter of the event

o   The sign will be dropped off the week before the event and picked up the week after

·      An event sign to display in your business promoting the event

·      Promotion on the Event Facebook Page (Thunder In The ADK)

o   A great place to list any events or specials your business has for that weekend!

We hope that you choose to be a part of this event in any way, shape, or form.  All are welcome!


Let me know if you would like a sign and/or if you plan to have anything going on that you would like to promote that weekend.


The Otter Paddlesports Event

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, April 21st, 2018 @ 10:48am

Please print, hang & share!

Community Pride Day - May 2

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, April 21st, 2018 @ 10:36am

On Wednesday, May 2nd, residents, including students and teachers, from Arietta, Big Moose, Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle Bay, Indian Lake, Inlet, Lake Pleasant, Long Lake, Morehouse, Old Forge, Raquette Lake, Speculator, Thendara and Wells will be out cleaning up the streets of our Adirondack towns in preparation for a great summer season.

All volunteers participating in the clean up will receive a free shirt and many will be fed lunch, both of which are provided by area individuals and business sponsors.  In return, sponsors will be listed on the back of over one thousand shirts distributed on May 2nd.

This year’s shirt will feature a winning design from student-submitted entries.  The contest was open to ninth grade students in Town of Webb UFSD, Long Lake CSD, Indian Lake CSD and Lake Pleasant CSD.  Of the entries submitted, 4 were chosen for online voting.  The winner of the popular vote was Annaliese Eddy of Old Forge.

On the day of the event you can check in anytime after 9:00 a.m. with the following locations.  Those in charge will let you know where to pick up your shirt, trash bags & rubber gloves (work gloves recommended, but not supplied).  You will also be told when and where to go for lunch (if being provided).

To volunteer in Inlet or Eagle Bay contact the Inlet Information Office 315-357-5501; in Old Forge or Thendara – Town of Webb Visitor Center 315-369-6983; in Long Lake or Raquette Lake – Long Lake Parks & Tourism 518-624-3077; in Indian Lake or Blue Mountain Lake – Brian or Pam 518-648-5885 or 518-648-5828; in Speculator/Arietta/Morehouse – Speculator Region CoC 518-548-4521; in Wells – 518-921-1309

Letters of Support

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, April 20th, 2018 @ 12:25pm

The Town of Inlet is seeking grant money for the construction of a communication tower and are looking for letters from business owners supporting the construction of such tower.

Please consider drafting a letter "To Whom It May Concern" expressing how better communication in Inlet would have a positive impact on your business.

Letters can be sent to up until May 8, 2018.

Thank you!

Good News!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, April 14th, 2018 @ 11:22am

The Inlet Information Office just received a call from Limekiln Campground:

 Online reservations for camping at Limekiln Lake Campground this summer will open on Monday, April 16, 2018!

Have a great weekend!

Check Your Listing on

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, April 12th, 2018 @ 2:41pm

While we all have a little "down time", I'd like to ask you to please check your business listing(s) on  Please make sure your information is correct.  

You may notice that some listings have photos and nice descriptions.  If yours does not, and you have sent this to me, I apologize.  Let me know and I will fix it ASAP.

If you have not sent me photos and/or a description, please send it on over any time and I will be happy to add to your listing.

Thank you!

Save the Date! IABA Spring Social May 9, 6pm

E-mail sent by IABA, Thursday, April 12th, 2018 @ 2:28pm

Due to scheduling conflicts the IABA Spring Social has been moved to Wednesday May 9, 6pm. Please join us for IABA's first visit to the Red Dog Tavern and to welcome new owners Jerry & Andrea Stone. 


See you there!

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