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E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Sunday, August 2nd, 2020 @ 1:52pm

Happy Sunday!

Our Frozen Royals from The Caboose have declared this coming Friday, August 7, as Hawaiian Shirt Friday and are even making a special panini for the occasion.  I was told that they, along with The Tamarack Cafe and Fourth Lake Wine & Spirits will all be wearing Hawaiian shirts that day.

I plan to join them, how about you?
Adele

Grant Deadline Approaching

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, July 31st, 2020 @ 12:23pm

I apologize if you received this more than once from me.  I wanted to make sure you all are aware of the CADK COVID Business Grant Fund Opportunity - 8/7/20 Deadline, and that the word is getting out there.

As a result of a very generous anonymous donor, CAP-21 has an initial $75,000 available to allow small businesses with under 25 full time employees apply for grant assistance, if they have been financially impacted by the pandemic.  Businesses within the region of Woodgate through Raquette Lake can apply.  A committee has been formed that will review all applications after the August 7th deadline.  Their donor will provide an additional dollar for dollar match up to $25,000 so this fund can grow, with community support, to $125,000.

Attached is a copy of CAP-21's press release, Fund Application Instructions, Application and Certification Letter.  

A story regarding this new opportunity is in this week's Adirondack Express, as well.  

Information and applications can be found on CAP-21's website, www.cap-21.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Robin Hill, Executive Director CAP-21 @ rhill@cap-21.org 315-369-3353.

A Quick Note

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 @ 11:32am

I wanted to remind people of the Hospitality Check-In Meeting today @ 12:00 p.m. - Let me know if you need the invite sent again.

Tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. the Cottage Group will be meeting.  Let me know if you would like to join them.

Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a couple free webinars:

  • Thursday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Know Your Knotweed: Identification, Impacts, and Management - Register here.
  • Wednesday, August 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. - Managing Milfoil: A Panel on Divers, BioControl, ProcellaCOR, & Prevention - Register here.

Upstate University Hospital has added 2 more dates that they will be bringing their mobile mammography van to Old Forge.  See attached flyer for you to share.

Pedals & Petals shared a survey that PeopleForBikes is doing to try and make biking better.  Please take a couple minutes to fill it out here.

Public input is sought for the selection of five to ten priority hiking trails within Hamilton County for inclusion in a trail maintenance plan as the primary goal of the Hamilton County Trails into Prosperity project.  The project will enhance recreational opportunities, bolster local economies, and improve natural resource user experience by designing comprehensive trail maintenance and sustainability plans for key Hamilton County hiking trails.  Take the survey and find out more here.

Happy Hump Day!
Adele

Hospitality Check-In Meeting

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 @ 8:29am

Andy Frey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  

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A Note from Adele

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Saturday, July 25th, 2020 @ 12:46pm

Another sun-filled weekend in Inlet!

This needs to be said again - Completing your 2020 Census is safe. Your personal information is kept confidential and responses are used for statistical purposes only. Let’s ensure our community receives the representation and resources we need. Find out more on 2020Census.gov

COVID Stuff - This information is for all of us to pay attention to, but some are more specific to certain businesses:

North Country Chamber Stuff:

  • As the Town of Inlet is currently looking at more than one application for communications towers, it is great to see that the North Country Chamber of Commerce has joined with Adirondack local governments and other partners in calling upon the Adirondack Park Agency for an urgent and comprehensive review of its cell tower policies and guidelines, aimed at supporting higher towers and other measures to substantially close cell phone service gaps in the region.  Read their letter here.
  • The North Country Chamber is co-sponsoring a free webinar Supporting Black Employees on Thursday, July 30 @ 1:00 p.m.  Register here.
  • The North Country Chamber will be offering a free, virtual Management Training Series starting August 4th.  Watch their website for registration (required) and more information.

The Annual Kinderwood Golf Tournament (with COVID modifications) is scheduled for August 3.  I have attached their flyer and registration form.  If you have any questions contact Sharon Finkle-Kleps, Kinderwood Board Secretery kinderwoodprogram@gmail.com.  Kinderwood Website.

If you or anyone is looking for tickets for the Otter Lake Fire Department Truck Raffle, let me know.  I can hook you up!

Upcoming events, meetings, webinars, etc.:

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!  And remember that I am here if you have any questions, and I still have a Zoom account so if at any time you want to get together either as the whole group or as one of the smaller groups to talk about how things are going, just let me know.

Adele

Hamilton County Needs Your Help

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, July 24th, 2020 @ 4:46pm

Hamilton County Needs Your Help!! 

This past week Hamilton County Public Health received notification of over 200 travelers visiting Hamilton County from states that require quarantine upon entering New York State. All travelers coming from designated states must complete the Traveler Health Form upon entering New York, either at the airport or online if traveling by car. 

Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Hamilton County this week, bringing our total to 9 positive cases. Both new cases have resulted in limited community exposure, and proper follow up contact tracing, isolation, quarantine and testing has been done to determine the extent of the exposure. 

Our department is working very closely with the school districts in Hamilton County in hopes of re-opening in the fall. Getting our kids safely back into the school is a high priority, however will not be possible if our infection rates continue to increase.

Please continue to take personal responsibility with the Governor’s Executive Orders. Be smart when making plans. Wear your mask when in public and when unable to socially distance! The health of our county depends on it! 

Erica Mahoney, Director of Public Health

Concert Flyer

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, July 24th, 2020 @ 1:20pm

How about I send you one with the correct date?

Live Music Saturday

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 @ 3:20pm

We will have some live music on the lakefront this Saturday.  

Annie & the Hedonists will perform from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for some socially-distanced live music and a spectacular sunset!  Please stay within the circles on the lawn, please do not move the benches, and please wear a face covering when not able to social distance outside of your group.

CADK COVID Business Grant Fund Opportunity

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 @ 12:07pm

As a result of a very generous anonymous donor, CAP-21 has an initial $75,000 available to allow small businesses with under 25 full time employees apply for grant assistance, if they have been financially impacted by the pandemic.  Businesses within the region of Woodgate through Raquette Lake can apply.  A committee has been formed that will review all applications after the August 7th deadline.  Their donor will provide an additional dollar for dollar match up to $25,000 so this fund can grow, with community support, to $125,000.

Attached is a copy of CAP-21's press release, Fund Application Instructions, Application and Certification Letter.  

A story regarding this new opportunity is in this week's Adirondack Express, as well.  

Information and applications can be found on CAP-21's website, www.cap-21.org.

If you have any questions, please contact Robin Hill, Executive Director CAP-21 @ rhill@cap-21.org 315-369-3353.

A Note from Adele

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 @ 8:04pm

Hello!

I hope you all had a good weekend.  Inlet's Crafters Market went well.  The vendors were happy, the visitors were respectful and the weather was good - could have been a little cooler, but there was no rain!

The Caboose reported a "better than expected" weekend, sending an SOS email to our restaurant group that was quickly answered - confirming what an awesome community we live in.

If you have not filled out your 2020 Census information, please click here and do so now.  It’s quick and simple to participate, and it can even be done online now. Don’t be anonymous. Make sure you are counted in the 2020 U.S. Census and encourage friends, family, and co-workers to participate as well. Census data is an important tool that will help shape our future, and an accurate tally will help ensure everyone counts when it comes to key decisions impacting our future. #GetCountedNY

The Inlet Climate Smart Communities Taskforce has some locally sourced/locally made compost to offer.  Check out their Facebook page for information.

There are now 31 states listed as "restricted" on NY's COVID-19 Travel Advisory page.  This is based upon a seven day rolling average, of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents.

Inlet Public Library is now open to the public Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and still offering curbside Monday-Friday until 3:00 p.m.

July 31 is the last day to order your "Ride the Fly in July" BFC 2020 shirts.  Check them out here, and if you head out to ride the "unsupported" course, make sure you don't go alone!

I want to recognize all our awesome Paid Members of 2020.  See the attached list.  If I am missing someone, please let me know.

Meetings, etc.:

If you have something coming up you want me to share with the group, just let me know.

Adele

New Regulations for Bars & Restaurants

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Friday, July 17th, 2020 @ 9:48am

Heading into the Weekend

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, July 16th, 2020 @ 1:19pm

Happy Thursday!

This weekend is "Arts in the Park" weekend.  This event would normally host about 60 vendors.  This year we have 14 (all unique) vendors lined up, plus the Kids For Utica will also be selling grab-n-go food in the picnic area.  Much smaller event = much easier to maintain social distancing while providing an extra activity for visitors, PLUS giving the vendors an opportunity to make some money!  I did not do a lot of adverstising for this - I did not want to be accused of encouraging a large gathering - but it remained as an event on Inlet's Facebook page and website (which is connected to Hamilton County's website), it was in this week's Adirondack Express and I did send out a Constant Contact email this morning about it.  I sent the flyer to you all earlier, but I'll attach again for you to share with your guests/customers/etc.  The flyer and more information can be found at www.inletartsinthepark.com.

I just came across this article on Syracuse.com that NY bars may soon not be allowed to serve alcohol without food.  When I find it posted on the governor's website with specifics, I will share.

Something that is now posted on the governor's website are Guidelines for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools.

Updated information about the COVID-19 Travel Advisory, including a list of Restricted States can be found here.

I would still welcome anyone who wants to help "monitor" social distancing this weekend.  Just let me know.

Stay safe & healthy!
Adele

A Place in the Sun

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 @ 5:34pm

My mistake!

Great Pines had a movie last night. 

A Place in the Sun is playing at The Woods Inn. If you click on the link in the last email, it takes you to the event on The Woods Inn's Facebook page. 

https://facebook.com/events/s/drive-in-movie-monday/360292148287667/?ti=icl

A Note from Adele

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 @ 4:04pm

Good afternoon!

Inlet's Crafters Market (Arts in the Park) will be held this weekend.  There will be a much smaller number of vendors spread across the ball field at Arrowhead Park.  We are asking visitors to the market to follow social distancing guidelines and face coverings are required when people are not able to social distance, which includes when visitors are in and around any of the vendor booths.  I am looking for a couple people who might be interesting in helping with this.

Enforcement of Social Distsancing Measures was updated July 9 - Read Here.

Upcoming meetings, events, etc.

All went well for our first concert this past Saturday - even though we had to move to Fern Park becasue of rain.  Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn had a respectfully small crowd that was able to enjoy their music.  There will not be any live music on the Arrowhead Lakefront this Saturday (the Crafters Market is enough excitement for one weekend) but we do plan on having music there July 25 and the remaining Saturdays, as long as things continue to go well.  St. Williams on Long Point will begin their "Thursday Evening Programs on the Lake" on July 16 and the Old Forge Library will have Music in the Gazebo on Tuesdays starting tonight.  The live music at St. Williams will be set up on the lawn and people will be able to listen by boat.  The Old Forge Library is also hosting an Outdoor Reading Series that starts with Mike Farmer reading "True Grit" this Thursday.

Most of our benches are out, but we are trying not to place any where it would make social distancing difficult.  If someone asks about a bench they purchased that used to be in front of your establishiment, send them to me.

Please check the Updates Pages and make sure your hours and information is correct - this is what I am telling people if they ask about your business.

Thanks!
Adele

Help Us Stay Open Signs

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Sunday, July 12th, 2020 @ 10:19am

I have a few signs, like the one attached, in my office. If you would like one for in front of your business, let me know. 

Inlet Crafters Market

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, July 9th, 2020 @ 2:57pm

Please print, hang & share.

Dan & Peggy flyer

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 @ 1:17pm

Please print, hang & share!

Sharing a Message

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 @ 11:53am

I wanted to share with you all an email I received this morning:

Hi,

My wife and I recently visited Inlet, Old Forge, and Blue Mountain Lake, and we saw a lot of excellent signage urging people to wear masks and keep 6 feet apart. I like the signs with wildlife wearing masks.

I was reassured. And pleased.

Like indoor smoking, we can gradually change people's habits.

Who designed this information campaign? And who paid for the signage? This seems like an expert, concerted, science-based effort to support small businesses -- the backbone of our economy.

Thanks again.

Bob Stromberg
Round Lake, NY

A Note from Adele

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 @ 6:04pm

Taco Tuesday!

I do not have much to say today. I mainly wanted to check in with all of you and make sure you made it through the weekend with hopefully only a few scratches. 

The Cottage group will be meeting at 1:30 on Thursday. I will send a reminder email tomorrow along with the link for the Zoom meeting. 

The Hospitality group will also meet Thursday night at 8:30. If there is anyone who doesn't usually attend this meeting that wants to join, just let me know and I will share the link. All are welcome!  It is possible that I might not make it to this meeting. A friend is spending the night in Inlet and we are taking him and his wife out to dinner and to celebrate his 60th birthday. If I am near good internet when the meeting starts, I will try to check in. 

If anyone from restaurants or retail thinks these groups should meet, let me know and we can pick a day/time. 

Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn are going to perform on the lakefront at Arrowhead Park this Saturday from 7-9pm. The Parks Department has been painting circles on the lakefront to help with social distancing. Some circles have benches and some are empty for those who bring their own chairs. I will send a flyer tomorrow for you to print out and share. 

Have a good evening!

Happy Weekend!

E-mail sent by Inlet Information Office, Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 @ 3:45pm

I do hope everyone has a good Fourth of July Weekend.  Looks like it might be hot and busy!  I hope you each are able to take at least a little bit of time to enjoy it.  And I hope everyone stays safe, stays smart and stays careful.  I don't really care what your beliefs are - in order to stay open, we all need to be conscious about social distancing, wash our hands, and wear your damn masks when you can't social distance, like when you are inside any of our businesses.  Please encourage your family and friends and their friends to all do the same.  And remember that restaurants with liquor licenses need you to be wearing one when you walk in and wearing one any time you get up from your seat.  Pass this on!

A note about the Light Up the Night on the Fourth of July instead of fireworks - Please be responsible.  Even though we have had some recent rain, things are still dry.  If you plan to have a campfire, do it somewhere safe, preferably in your back yard pit.  Pass that on, too!

Next week's webinars/meetings:

  • Retail & Restaurants did not schedule any more meetings, but if anyone thinks there is something that should be discussed, just shoot me an email and we will schedule one.
  • Thursday, July 9 @ 11:00 a.m. - Updates to the Paycheck Protection Program: New Rules and Forgiveness Applications - Register here.
  • Thursday, July 9 @ 1:30 p.m. - Cottages
  • Thursday, July 9 @ 8:30 p.m. - Hospitality

Stay safe & healthy!
Adele

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