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Fighting cancer with a bit of fun in Inlet

Canoeists and kayakers will make some waves toward a cure for breast cancer in Inlet tomorrow. Some 2,000 canoes and kayaks will converge in a large flotilla on Fourth Lake. Organizers hope to raise $50,000 for the Susan Komen organization, and set a new world record for the most canoes/kayaks on a body of water at the same time. Todd Moe spoke with Connie Perry, of "Frisky Otter Tours" in Inlet, about organizing the "One Square Mile of Hope Event".  Go to full article
The Woods Inn, Inlet, after its restoration (Source:  Woods Inn website)
The Woods Inn, Inlet, after its restoration (Source: Woods Inn website)

Heard Up North: Historic inn restored in Inlet

Today, we have a Heard Up North from the town of Inlet, where a historic inn on the shore of Fourth Lake has come back to life after more than three decades. Joedda McClain runs the Woods Inn. Her Heard Up North was produced by Brian Mann.  Go to full article

True nature lovers honored this weekend

Eleven New Yorkers, including three North Country residents, will be inducted into the Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame in Utica Saturday. Franklin Cean, of Jefferson County, Robert Brown of Franklin County and Gary Lee, of Inlet, will be honored this weekend for their lifetime of service in the outdoors. Todd Moe spoke with Gary Lee, who spent 35 years as a Forest Ranger in the Old Forge area, about his career and outdoor hobbies.  Go to full article

Search team seeks new members

A couple of volunteers helped forest rangers rescue two hikers from an Adirondack trail earlier this week. Sometimes rangers rely on citizen volunteers to help in search and rescue operations. Todd Moe talks with Paul Littman, a co-founder of the Central Adirondack Search and Rescue Team. The group is sponsoring a training session for new members in Inlet Saturday. Littman says "CASART" formed four years ago.  Go to full article

Books: "Memories of Inlet"

The Adirondack community of Inlet lies at the head of Fourth Lake and along the shore of the channel into tiny Fifth Lake. It's surrounded by mountains and has been called the "Mountain Village of Beautiful Lakes." Author Lettie Kirch Haynes has recounted stories from Inlet's past in her new book, Memories of Inlet. Chapters about early hotels, steamboats, children's camps, recreation and more allow readers to travel back to the early days of the Adirondacks. She told Todd Moe she's a lifelong resident whose family history in the town stretches back generations.  Go to full article

Search Continues For Hiker Near Inlet

State police and forest rangers are continuing a search for a missing camper in Hamilton County. The man apparently left his campsite more than a week ago. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Convicted murderer Chester Gillette
Convicted murderer Chester Gillette

"American Tragedy" Weapon Found

Members of the Herkimer County Historical Society say they've found the antique tennis racket used in the "American Tragedy" murder a century ago. The racket's authenticity was confirmed using marks from the murder trial. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Snowmobilers on Racquette Lake
Snowmobilers on Racquette Lake

Pulling Another Vehicle Out of Racquette Lake

Unseasonably warm weather has made lake ice thinner than normal. The state has issued warnings across the region to snowmobilers and other vehicles should exercise extreme caution on the ice. There have been multiple reports of snowmobiles breaking through the ice.

On Friday, Dean Pohl, of Racquette Lake was heading out ice fishing with his daughter - they went through the ice. They escaped without injury, but the truck remained there all weekend. Yesterday afternoon the truck was excavated from the lake. Gregory Warner spoke with DEC officer Casey Kelly, who help supervise the excavation. It's not the first time he's had to do this, though he said this one had a particularly festive atmosphere.  Go to full article
St. Olaf Chapel is right across the road from Brynilsen's Viking Village on Fourth Lake.
St. Olaf Chapel is right across the road from Brynilsen's Viking Village on Fourth Lake.

Sacred Space: A Visit to St. Olaf Chapel

Next time you travel along Fourth Lake's South Shore Road between Inlet and Old Forge, keep an eye out for a tiny chapel hidden in the woods, just off the road. Todd Moe stumbled across the little church while tracking another story. For years, Scandinavian-Americans in the region, mostly seasonal residents in the Adirondacks, have flocked to St. Olaf Chapel during summer vacation. No lutefisk or lefse dinners, but this year marks the rustic church's 50th anniversary of Lutheran faith and Nordic fellowship.  Go to full article
Sup. JR Risley
Sup. JR Risley

Inlet: A Snowmobile Town that Offers Trails & Safety

With the Christmas holidays, the snowmobile season is underway in the North Country. It's a popular sport for many locals -- and it's also big business. Brian Mann spoke recently with JR Risley, supervisor in town of Inlet. Inlet sits on the edge of the Moose River Plains, one of the Adirondack Park's most popular snowmobile destinations.  Go to full article

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