On Tuesday, October 2, we will be stuffing 300 bags for Adirondack Kids Day.
If you have anything you would like to share with the children that we can put in their bags, please drop it off at the Inlet Information Office prior to 6:30 p.m. that day.
We will stuff the bags at 6:30 p.m. and then move over to Screamen Eagle for a regular monthly IABA meeting.
All are welcome to join us for both!
Adirondack Kids Day is Saturday, October 6 - Details can be found at AdirondackKidsDay.com
There has been some interest in starting a snowshoe race in Inlet. And there is also a good momentum going with the possibility of a winter kite festival. Anyone interested in either of these ideas is welcome to join Holly Koppe at Screamen Eagle on Tuesday, September 25 after 5:30 p.m.
The next Fern Park Meeting will be Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Inlet Town Hall. During this meeting we will be looking at the survey results so far, and discussing collecting ideas from other area parks through surveying those in charge of them, and visiting a few.
Hope to see some of you on Tuesday!
Well that subject seems a bit early.
We are looking to see if moving the Holiday Open House a little earlier might work for those who open up their stores for a night of holiday shopping and socializing. It has been mentioned that an earlier date might be better for some of the home-based businesses who would then be able to place an order and receive it back in time for Christmas. We are also going to be losing French Louie and Adirondack Reader the beginning of December (they are heading for warmer weather this year) and would like to have this event while they are still here to open their doors.
The date we are looking at is Tuesday, November 27.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you know of any reason why this date might not be good.
Please find attached the meeting minutes from this weeks past meeting.
Labor Day is almost here!
There will be a regular monthly IABA Meeting on Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Screamen Eagle.
Hope to see you there!
The two nights that Cycle Adirondacks stayed with us was awesome!
Thank you, again, to everyone who helped out and to the businesses who responded by either offering them something special, or by letting me know you were going to be open and welcoming them.
Today is their last day. They woke up in North Creek this morning and rode their bikes back to Speculator where they left their vehicles for the week.
Once the organizers get a chance to recover from such a mind-blowingly well-organized week-long event that moves through three towns, they will be reaching out to us for some feedback on how we thought it went on our part of the trip. Please give this some thought and I believe they will have a survey for me to share with you soon to collect this information for them.
I posted some photos of their time here on Inlet's Facebook page. Cycle Adirondacks posted photos and some videos on their Facebook page as well. Looking through their albums, UCV Day 2 is the day they rode from Speculator into Inlet, UCV Day 3 they spent the day exploring Inlet and some did rides into Big Moose and into Old Forge, UCV Day they rode from Inlet to North Creek. Click here to watch their Inlet Recap video.
Please print, hang and share.
Attached is a sign for you to print and hang, welcoming the cyclists of Cycle Adirondacks. If you need me to print one out for you, just let me know.
Reminder: The 230 vacationers will be riding in on Monday, August 20 starting after 10:30 a.m. and should all be here by 3:00 p.m. with the bulk of them coming in between 12:30-2:00. They will be with us all day Tuesday, and leave town Wednesday morning, gone by 9:00 a.m.
20 people showed up at Screamen Eagle last night. Was it because I said free beer? :)
Thank you to all who came to show support of the Cycle Adirondacks event and thank you for wanting to help make sure the cyclists feel welcome and have a great time while vacationing in Inlet.
Thank you, also to anyone who responded to my earlier emails about letting them know what time you will be open and if you will be offering any specials, entertainment, etc. From your responses, I will be making sure the cyclists know the following:
- Blue Line Coffee House will be open all three days 8am-8pm and will be giving little sample bags of coffee with a purchase.
- Frisky Otter Tours will be offering 10% off rentals.
- Red Dog Tavern will be open for dinner Monday & Tuesday.
- Screamen Eagle will be open for lunch and dinner Monday & Tuesday with live entertainment by Alex Goettel Tuesday starting at 5:00.
- Seventh Lake House will be open for dinner Tuesday.
- The Woods Inn will be open with a breakfast buffet 8-10am Tuesday & Wednesday, their Little Camp Cafe open at noon (weather permitting) Monday & Tuesday, their Laughing Loon Tavern open at 4pm Monday & Tuesday, and their dining room open at 5pm. They also have free education programs at 4:30pm Monday & Tuesday, storytelling by Mitch Lee 7-9pm Monday, and live music by Gwen Tracy Band 7-9pm Tuesday.
If anyone has something to add to this list, please let me know ASAP!
There is a small group, led by Toni Rudd, working on welcoming the riders on Monday. Mitch & Bonnie have bubble machines coming, and Toni is rounding up inflatables. If you want to help or have ideas, find me or Toni. Also, if you are on Route 28 any time from 10:30am-3:00pm they will be riding in from Raquette Lake - give them a shout out as they go by!
I am also looking for a few more volunteers:
Site Crew - People to help set up and tear down, unload baggage & transport upon rider requests (riders usually tip for baggage transport) This would be great for a youth group or something similar to show up as a team. Still need:
- 4-6 people Monday 10am-3pm
- 7-9 people Wednesday 6-9am.
Food Crew - People to serve food, bus tables & help at recycling station. Still need:
- maybe 2 people Monday 5:7:30pm
- 3-5 people Tuesday 10:30am-2pm
- might need 1-3 people Tuesday 5-7:30pm (if the softball teams do not come through)
- and 3-5 people Wednesday 5:30-8am.
Shuttle Crew - People to drive a Cycle ADK van to transport riders to local hotels, etc. Still need:
- 1 person Monday 11am-1pm
- 1 person Monday 1-3pm
- 2 people Monday 5-7pm
- 2 people Monday 7-9pm
- 1 person Tuesday 6-8am
- 1 person Tuesday 11am-1pm
- 2 people Tuesday 3-5pm
- 2 people Tuesday 7-9pm
- 2 people Wednesday 6-8am
Hospitality Team - People to man the Community Tent - be there to answer questions. Still need anyone who wants to be there during any of the times between:
- Monday 12:30-5:00pm
- Tuesday 11:00am-5:00pm
If you want to see what their camp looks like at Fern Park, go on over. Walk around, say hello. You are welcome any time. You can even do yoga with them 4-5pm Monday & Tuesday and 6:30-7am Tuesday & Wednesday.
Black Fly Challenge will be providing live music during dinner by Doug Green Monday 5-7pm. Swing by and listen.
Over at their "beer garden", also known as the pavilion at The Woods Inn, they will have free educational programs Monday & Tuesday at 4:30pm presented by the Adirondack Mountain Club. Monday will be Conservation and Advocacy: Protecting the Adirondack Forest Preserve and Tuesday will be Encouraging an Outdoor Ethic. Both are free and open to the public.
The beer garden will also have live entertainment Monday & Tuesday from 7-9pm. Monday will be Adirondack Storytelling by Mitch Lee and Tuesday will be the Gwen Tracy Band. Also free and open to the public. Be sure to stop by!
Looking forward to all of this and appreciate all your help!
The organizers of the Adirondack Canoe Classic are looking for a few extra volunteers on September 7th to compliment their volunteer crews at specific locations:
+ They have a water and snack pit stop at the 6th lake end of the carry and could use 2-3 people working with Jake Edelmann the pit stop captain.
+ They do a boat count at Arrowhead Park and could put 2 people with Pam Repak to get an accurate count.
+ They do a boat count at the Eighth Lake Campground and could put 2 people with Jan Hesbon.
+ They also could use help with the Pit Stop at Marion River Carry.
Please let me know if you are interested and I can pass this on then get back to you with specific times, etc.
Join us at Screamen Eagle on Wednesday, August 15 starting at 7:00 p.m. as we talk about how we are going to make sure the 230 cyclists coming into town on August 20th have a great time while they are here.
We will buy your drinks and provide some snacks.
We need your help!
Adele & Dave
I was asked to forward this on. John Swick states that only 16 surveys have been filled out so far. He says, "We need these surveys completed if HCCC is going to be able to justify holding classes in Old Forge and providing this service to our community."
The Town of Webb UFSD has been working with HCCC over the past several months to try to offer evening classes here in the Northern end of Herkimer County that would benefit the community and local businesses. We are asking if you could help us distribute and fill out the following survey to help us gain the necessary feedback we need to put programs in place. This can be done through the link below or by mailing in a hard copy of the attached survey. Please email myself or Linda Lamb at HCCC with any questions.
Mr. John Swick
Town of Webb UFSD
Cycle Adirondacks will be here Monday, August 20-Wednesday, August 21. Their vacation does include food that will be provided for them along the route, and at their Fern Park camp. However, some will chose to dine at our local establishments.
I need to know, so I can share with them, who will be open for lunch & dinner on that Monday; breakfast, lunch & dinner on that Tuesday; and breakfast that Wednesday.
If you could please respond to this email, I will put together a list for them, letting them know where they can eat while they are here. Some might come to you by bike, but there will also be a shuttle for them to use.
Only $300 more and the bus is covered!
Thank you, Doug Haney, of Cycle Adirondacks for coming to Inlet last night and talking with us about their "Ultimate Cycling Vacation."
I know it was a last-minute meeting, and everyone is busy, so I am thankful to those who did take the time to stop by.
I want to reiterate the fact that this event is just as much for us, as it is for the 230+ cyclists participating in it. There will be entertainment both Monday & Tuesday nights in the pavilion at The Woods Inn that is open to everyone, in addition to any entertainment that is already scheduled. (I know Screamen Eagle has live music Tuesday night.) And if anyone else has music or something planned, let me know so I can make sure Cycle Adirondacks knows.
The participants in this "vacation" are here because they are on vacation! They are paying for this vacation, and they have money to spend in our shops, at our restaurants, at our attractions and most of them have never been to Inlet before. Help us make their stay in Inlet great!
Click here to watch a video that shows a little of what the Ultimate Cycling Vacation is about. This video gives some idea of what other towns did during the event. Actually, please take the time to scroll through all their videos. We need ideas and we need people to make them happen.
I have asked the two local softball teams to help as Food Crew Tuesday night - serving, busing and helping with recyclables. Showing up in uniform, and helping out is exactly the kind of thing we want/need. And we encourage any other group or club to do the same. Are you raising money for something? You can do that here.
Not only is the entertainment free and open to the public, you can also stop by Fern Park and check out the setup they will have there. Wander through, talk with the cyclists.
And the volunteers - the jobs are not hard. They really do all the work. We just have to show up and someone will tell you what to do. Most important part is to have fun!
- Site Teams: at Fern Park on arrival day to help set up tents, tables, chairs and to unload baggage.
- Food Service Teams: to help during meals - overseeing table presentation; cleaning & busing tables; greeting & counting participants; helping at recycling stations.
- Shuttle Teams: to shuttle (using Cycle ADK vehicles) anyone not camping at Fern.
- Hospitality Teams: to create a “Welcome” (decor & hoopla); and to staff a booth at Fern Park giving people information and directions.
Specific times for all of the above:
Monday, August 20 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 8-10 people (I have 2 signed up)
Wednesday, August 22 - 6:00-9:00 a.m. 8-10 people (I have no one signed up)
Food Service Teams
Monday, August 20 - 5:00-7:30 p.m. - 8-10 people (I have 6)
Tuesday, August 21 - 5:30-8:00 a.m. - 8-10 people (I have no one)
Tuesday, August 21 - 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 6-8 people (I have 3)
Tuesday, August 21 - 5:00-7:30 p.m. - 8-10 people (I am hoping softball teams for this)
Wednesday, August 22 - 5:30-8:00 a.m. - 8-10 people (I have no one)
2-hour shifts - you can work more than one shift each day, but not consecutive shifts
Monday, August 20 - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (I have a couple people)
Tuesday, August 21 - 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (I have the 5-7 hour covered, that's all - no shuttle needed 8-11am)
Wednesday, August 22 - 6:00-8:00 a.m.(I have no one)
This team is the “host/hostess” - responsible for designing the entire look and feel of our community.
Hours determined by the team. (I have a couple for this)
Please let me know what you can do for this.
Thank you to Penny Stuart, Screamen Eagle, The Tavern, Daiker's, Red Dog Tavern, The Woods Inn, Rocky Point Porperties & Kenmore Cottages for contributing towards the S.S. Minnow.
The Minnow will continue to run Friday & Saturday evenings from 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. for 5 more weeks.
Right now we are $1,100 short of the $6,000 that it costs for this service.
Please consider contributing towards this awesome service that works hard to make sure everyone (visitors and locals) have a great time and get home safe. The flyer will be updated and redistributed to show all sponsors, and the ads that are running weekly in the Adirondack Express and Weekly Adirondack will aslo be update.
Contact me if you have questions 315-357-5501 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to find out how you can help make the 250+ riders' stay in Inlet the best part of their week-long vacation?
Join us this Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Inlet Town Hall.
Refreshments will be provided and Cycle Adirondacks will have free giveaways!
For you to print, hang & share
Cycle Adirondacks will be riding into Inlet on Monday, August 20. They are expecting 250 riders, along with all of the supporting partners and staff to go with them. They will stay two nights with us, camping at Fern Park, spending the whole day Tuesday with us, and will be looking for things to do while they are here.
I want to know what exciting activities, specials, sales, etc. you will be offering while they are here so I can share this with them before they arrive.
I am also looking for volunteers to help make their stay the best experience possible.
- Site Teams - 8-10 people on the day of arrival and the day of departure to help set up tents, tables & chairs; assist with portable sink setup & takedown; unload/load baggage
- Food Service Teams - 6-10 people breakfast, lunch & dinner shifts overseeing table presentation; cleaning, busing table; greeting & counting participants; helping at recycle/compost stations
- Shuttle Teams - 2 people each shift driving CycleADK vehicles to and from off-site accommodations
- Hospitality Team - creating Welcome Line decor & hoopla; staffing a Community Booth to provide information about Inlet; providing directions
If you want to help with any of this, please let me know! Most, if not all, of these riders have never been to Inlet. Let's make sure they want to come back!