Winter Update – March 10, 2016

posted on March 10th, 2016
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Wait, it is still winter?

Tuesday was the last day of skating on the rink at Fern Park.  Soon it will be drained and the liner will be put away.  Yesterday felt like spring with temperatures in the 50s and even 60s.  Today the rain that started last night continues on and on.  Looking at the forecast there are a couple nights we might see 32°, but the daytime temperatures predicted are 40°-60° for the next couple weeks.

The cross-country ski trails probably saw more hikers this season than they have in the past.  You think more hikers than skiers???

During the Town Board meeting on Tuesday, March 8, it was announced that the Town of Inlet snowmobile trails would be considered closed.  The DEC had already closed the gate to the Moose River Recreation Area on March 1st.  Other gates accessing State lands have been closed, and to protect the private properties the trails cross, it needed to be said.

2016 Frozen Fire & Lights Thank You!

posted on March 4th, 2016
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The Town of Inlet and the Inlet Area Business Association would like to say Thank You to all those who made the 13th Annual Frozen Fire & Lights a great success!

The winter day began with the coronation of King Greg Rudd & his Queen Toni in front of a snowy Adirondack “throne” near Inlet Town Hall. Former King & Queen Paul & Reggies Chambers did the honors. The king & queen went through the day attending all the activities handing out beads and glow sticks to spectators and trophies and medals to all the winners of the day’s races.

The Inlet Youth Commission had a very nice turnout for their Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop held at the Inlet Town Hall where children could also get their face painted.

At Fern Park, the lack of snow did not keep everyone away. A few bravely took to the icy trails on cross-county skis while others chose to hike the trails with crampons. The ice skating rink was in good shape and anyone who brought skates was able to enjoy it. The sledding hill had just a dusting of snow on top of a very icy base, which a few sledders took on the challenge.

The Inlet PTP was set up at Fern Park selling cookies, chips, and beverages. The money collected from this will help the 5th & 6th grade class on their trip to Niagara Falls. Thank you to Stephanie Clark for setting this up and manning the table with some help from Chelsea & Charlotte Clark, Katie Huber, Britta & Devlin Hennessey, Keir Weimer & Chris Holt.

For the 6th Annual Cardboard Sled Race, those in charge decided it would be a better idea to push the sleds across the ball field. We had 14 entries that each found a pusher and then raced in three age categories. The king and queen handed out 10 trophies and every participant received a medal. Thank you to Dennis Hudson for his master of ceremonies performance. Thank you to the following for their assistance with judging, inspecting, registration and racing: Adele Burnett, Margie & Bruce O’Hara, Alicia Burnett, Ron Dearlove, & Carie Hodel. We are looking forward to next year’s entries!

The Youth Snowmobile Races was held on an icy track, but this did not discourage the participants. Thank you to Paul Chambers, Spot SteMarie, Roger & Maureen Heroux, Bob Gordon & Dominick Antonucci for helping during the races and the Inlet Parks Department for setting and grooming the track.

Happy Hour at The Woods Inn from 4:00-6:00 gave people a place to warm up after the races.

Around 5:30 people started gathering around the huge bonfire at Arrowhead Park, where free hot cider and Zweigle’s hot dogs were served. Promptly at 7:00 PM began the awesome display of fireworks by American Fireworks out of Utica. After the fireworks, many wandered over to Matt’s Draft House @ Screamen Eagle for Wine & Chocolate Sampling or over to The Woods Inn to listen to Joe Bolton.

Thank you to the following for their contributions towards the fireworks: Adirondack Bank – Adirondack Fairway B&B – Adirondack Images – Adirondack Reader – AdironJack Custom Furniture – American Legion Post #1402 – Amidon Enterprises – Big Moose Yamaha – BJ Queen Enterprises – Burkhard Evans – Buzz Chew Racing – Central Adirondack Association – Clark Energy – Clark’s Marina – Construction Effects – Deer Meadows Motel & Cottages – Drake’s Inn – Lynn Durkin – Eagle Bay Village – Bill & Lynn Faro – French Louie ADK Sports – Frisky Otter Tours – George Brownsell Carpentry – Don Gerace, Attorney at Law – Golden Acres Landscaping – Heroux Construction – Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club – Inlet Department Store – Inlet Golf Club – Inlet Marina – Nancy Jennings – Kalil & Eisenhut, LLC – Kalil’s Grocery – Len Payne Construction – Levi Lumber – Lutz Building & Mechanical – Marina Motel – Eugene Melnyczuk – Mike Marleau Builder – Nelson’s Cottages – Northern Lights Creamery – The Ole Barn – Pedals & Petals – Peter’s Cottges – Quinn’s Lakeside Cottages – Raquette Lake Supply – Red Dog Tavern – Rocky Point Properties – Screamen Eagle Pizza – Jane Slack – Penny Stuart – Sunset Beach Cottages – T & J Builders – T’s EZ Mart – Tamarack Café – The Tavern – Ted Payne’s Bus Service – The Wine Shop – Patty & Hal Wittmeyer – The Woods Inn – Zone 3.

Thank you to the following for their materials and time spent at Arrowhead Park setting everything up, attending the bonfire, manning the hospitality booth and breaking everything down: Paul & Reggie Chambers, George Merrill, Anne & James Carnell, JoAnn Meneilly, Gordy Rudd, Bob Gordon, Tim Bronsell, Jim & Aaron Nerschook, Ron Dearlove Craig Woods, Ted Christodaro & Inlet Barnstormers.

Thank you to Hiram Lyon, Sue Wyatt, Elyse Wyatt, Colleen Smith and Elliott Markle from the Rochester Post Explorers for all of your help with the bonfire at Fern Park, painting faces and more.

Thank you to the Town of Inlet Highway Department for moving snow and keeping Fern Park open for parking, and to and the Parks Department for grooming the sledding hill and ski trails, moving tables, and everything else necessary to ready the parks for this event.

Huge thank you to Doug & Betty Hugelmaier of Mary’s White Pine Bakery for supplying hot dogs & cider, and to the Inlet Youth Commission for providing the grill.

Thank you to the Inlet Emergency Services for being on standby with the ambulance at the snowmobile races.

Thank you to Mary Marleau & Sue Beck of the Inlet Youth Commission for hosting the Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop with lots of help from Kendra Carnell.

Thank you to American Fireworks for an awesome show!

Thank you to the Town of Inlet and the Inlet area businesses for their support during this event.

And thank you all for your enthusiasm.

If we have missed anyone, forgive us. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend.

 

Cardboard Sled Winners:

Speed Class I (6 & under)

  • 1st – Low on Snow – Aiden Wooley of Hopewell Jct., NY
  • 2nd – Frozen Movie Sled – Laura Miller of Boonville, NY
  • 3rd – The Best Sled Ever with Gold – Liam & Ellie Crimmins of Old Forge, NY

Speed Class II (7-12)

  • 1st – ADK Chick – Ruby Lewin of Blue Mountain Lake, NY
  • 2nd – Snoopy the Flying Ace – Ella Schmid of Thendara, NY
  • 3rd – SPIRIT – Jake Scherillo of E. Northport, NY

Speed Class III (13 & up)

  • 1st – EC Smeland Woodworking – Jeff Smeland
  • 2nd – The Little Engine That Could – Katelyn Weaver

“Sleekest” – EC Smeland Woodworking – Jeff Smeland

“Best Pusher” – The Best Sled Ever with Gold – Liam & Ellie Crimmins of Old Forge, NY

“Most Original” – Snoopy the Flying Ace – Ella Schmid of Thendara, NY

“Best Construction” – SPIRIT – Jake Scherillo of E. Northport, NY

“Best in Show” – Low on Snow – Aiden Wooley of Hopewell Jct., NY

 

Kid’s Snowmobile Race Winners:

Kitty Kat Stock – Kris VanWie Jr. of Baldwinsville, NY

Kitty Kat Mod – Trenton Finch of Springfield, PA

120 Stock

  • 1st – Joseph Clark of Inlet, NY
  • 2nd – Ethan Quinn of Inlet, NY
  • 3rd – Trenton Finch or Springfield, PA

120 Mod

  • 1st – Jenna Bourgeois of Boonville, NY
  • 2nd – Joseph Clark of Inlet, NY
  • 3rd – Ethan Quinn of Inlet, NY

 

Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit:

Winners will be announced at Oak Mountain on March 5th

 

Community Pride Day 2016

posted on March 2nd, 2016
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Our 15th Annual Community Pride Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

On this day, many towns will be working together to clean up the streets and begin thinking about a prosperous summer. The area schools also participate by taking their students outdoors to help. All volunteers, students and teachers who show up on this day will receive a free t-shirt and a free lunch. If you wish to help clean, you can sign up in advance (this helps guarantee a shirt for you) or show up on the day of. Each town will have their own instructions about where to pick up your shirts, where to Bind supplies (trash bags, gloves, water, etc.), what to do with the trash after you pick it up, and where to gather for lunch.

All sponsors of at least $30 and anyone who contributes towards lunch for your town will have a one line listing (name only OR website only) on the back of the shirts. Anyone contributing $100 or providing more than 50% of the lunch for their town gets their logo on the shirts. If you want to be on the shirts, you must send your contribution, or make your lunch commitment before April 8th. The money collected for this event ensures every volunteer, student and teacher will receive a shirt.

Click here for a printable sponsorship form: Community Pride Day 2016

Redevelopment of the Inlet Memorial

posted on February 19th, 2016
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The Leonard-Mick-Roberts American Legion Post #1402 of Inlet is planning to redevelop the memorial in front of the Inlet Town Hall. Preliminary concept plans drawn by local architect Jeanne Whyte are on display at the Inlet Information Office.

Post #1402 welcomes public comment on their project. They hope to be able to break ground in late spring depending on sufficient funds. They are currently seeking grant assistance with the help of Nick Rose of CAP-21. Anyone interested in contributing to the re-development of the memorial may send their tax-exempt donation to: American Legion Post #1402, PO Box 116, Inlet, NY 13360.

Preliminary plans can be seen here: New Memorial Structure

Winter Conditions – February 17, 2016

posted on February 17th, 2016
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Wanted to quick post this while it is currently snowing (@ 12:55 p.m.)

A lot has happened since the post on February 11th.  The temperature dropped drastically and we saw a couple of below zero days and even some more snow.  But the snow storm that started Monday night changed to rain and even periods of heavy rain on Tuesday with temperatures reaching almost 40 before nightfall.  Overnight everything froze up again and the snow has been falling on & off.

Snowmobile trails are again in “marginal” condition with up to a 3 inch base in some places.

Cross-country ski trails at Fern Park are in fair condition – very icy, some wet spots, no recent grooming.

Cross-country ski trails at the Inlet Golf Course are in poor condition – thin, icy, no recent grooming.

Sledding hill at Fern Park is in poor condition – very thin & icy.

Ice skating rink at Fern Park is in fair condition – held up nice yesterday, started to get a little soft this morning, but the cold is helping.

Community Pride Day 2016 Shirt Design Contest

posted on February 3rd, 2016
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Community Pride Day 2016 Shirt Design Contest

Want to see your design on this year’s Community Pride Day shirt? Your challenge is to create a t-shirt design that illustrates what community pride means to you. One lucky winner will have their design on the 2016 Community Pride Day shirts given to the over 1,000 volunteers who will show up to clean up the streets on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Eligibility: The contest is open to all ninth grade students in the following schools: Town of Webb UFSD, Long Lake CSD, Indian Lake CSD and Lake Pleasant CSD.

Contest period: Deadline to enter is March 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. The Community Pride Day committee will recruit judges who will appraise the designs based on creativity and originality. The judges will narrow the entries down to a few finalists. The finalists’ designs will be posted on Inlet’s Facebook page for public voting. www.facebook.com/inletny  The voting will run from March 14 to April 4, 2016. One design will be deemed a winner based on the highest vote count. The winner will be announced at 9:00 a.m. on April 4, 2016.

Guidelines: Entries must be smaller than 15MB in size. The design must not exceed 8 ½” x 11”. Design will be printed in one color. T-shirt designs work best when you use simple, iconic imagery and strong, clear lines/edges rather than literal interpretations (i.e. shading, photo images, etc.). All submissions are suggested to be in vector PDF or .EPS format.

How to enter: Entries must be emailed to info@inletny.com. Please state your name, your phone number and the school you attend in the email. Design must not violate copyright laws. By entering, contestants warrant that each submission is their own original creation and that no entry infringes on another contestant or person’s rights. Any use of any photo, drawing, images or elements created by any other person is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. By submitting an entry, contestant acknowledges that his/her entry may be posted on InletNY.com.

Questions: Contact Adele at 315-357-5501 or info@inletny.com

Community Pride Day T-Shirt Contest

posted on January 20th, 2016
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Want to see your design on this year’s Community Pride Day shirt? Your challenge is to create a t-shirt design that illustrates what community pride means to you. One lucky winner will have their design on the 2016 Community Pride Day shirts given to the over 1,000 volunteers who will show up to clean up the streets on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

 

Eligibility: The contest is open to all ninth grade students in the following schools: Town of Webb UFSD, Long Lake CSD, Indian Lake CSD and Lake Pleasant CSD.

 

Contest period: Deadline to enter is March 7, 2016 at 11:59 a.m. The Community Pride Day committee will recruit judges who will appraise the designs based on creativity and originality. The judges will narrow the entries down to a few finalists. The finalists’ designs will be posted on InletNY.com for public voting. The voting will run from March 14 to April 3, 2016. One design will be deemed a winner based on the highest vote count. The winner will be announced on April 4, 2016.

 

Guidelines: Entries must be smaller than 15MB in size. The design must not exceed 8 ½” x 11”. Design can include up to 3 colors, not including the color of the shirt (which will be determined after the design is chosen.) T-shirt designs work best when you use simple, iconic imagery and strong, clear lines/edges rather than literal interpretations (i.e. shading, photo images, etc.). All submissions must be in vector PDF or .EPS format.

 

How to enter: Entries must be emailed to info@inletny.com. Please state your name, your phone number and the school you attend in the email. Design must not violate copyright laws. By entering, contestants warrant that each submission is their own original creation and that no entry infringes on another contestant or person’s rights. Any use of any photo, drawing, images or elements created by any other person is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. By submitting an entry, contestant acknowledges that his/her entry may be posted on InletNY.com.

Winter Conditions – January 20, 2016

posted on January 20th, 2016
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Winter Conditions – January 20, 2016

Snowmobile trail groomers say: trails are thin in places. Groomers are out today. They are hoping to be able to dump more snow on the trail between Inlet & Eagle Bay tomorrow.

Cross-country ski trail groomers say: trails at Fern Park and the Inlet Golf Course have been groomed. No grooming has been done at the Limekiln Campground. All in all, Fern Park is good. Wet spots are freezing up, but needs more snow to fill them in. The South Loop, Walter’s Run & switchback from Intersection 18 down to 8 have all been opened. They are in fair condition – need more snow!

The Ice Skating Rink is open and in good condition.

The sledding hill still has some snow and is in fair to good condition.

Winter Report – January 13, 2016

posted on January 13th, 2016
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Sunday’s rain turned to snow overnight and it snowed all day here on Monday.  Snowed some more for us on Tuesday, leaving a total of 10-12 inches of fresh snow on top of some ice.

Groomers have been out on the snowmobile trails and the cross-county trails leaving them in fair condition.

The sledding hill has plenty of snow and the ice skating rink is finally open!

2016 Applications for “Arts in the Park” & Fall Festival are ready!

posted on January 1st, 2016
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Applications for the 2016 “Arts in the Park” and Inlet Fall Festival are now online!

2016 “Arts in the Park” Application (Please note that half of the spaces are already reserved – please check the map!)
As of January 1, 2016 we have reached 6 of our 10 jeweler quota.

2016 “Arts in the Park” Map

2016 Inlet Fall Festival Application

2016 Inlet Fall Festival Map

Once you have applied, and receive your acceptance letter, please read the “Important Information You Should Know Prior to Attending” on the back of your acceptance letter.

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