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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.