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Episode # 269 May 23, 2010
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The Goodyear family donated some of their land on the shore of Otsego Lake to Glimmerglass Opera and also to SUNY Oneonta as a field station. The GoodYear Swamp Sanctuary is open to the public dawn to dusk. There are five acres of wetlands with developed trails and boardwalks and a guide book available at the trail head sign in.
A New Hike, Bike, and Ski Trail
in Old Forge
There's a new trail that takes you from the village of Old Forge (trail head just behind the school) to the McCauley Mountain Ski Area. This trail is for hiking, biking and cross country skiing. It takes you along an old tow path used by downhill skiers in the 1930s & 40s, before the McCauley Mountain was established. You can see some old downhill ski equipment along your hike, like an old truck that was retrofitting with a shive to tow skier up the hill so they could ski back into town. Die-hard skier would hike beyond the tow hill to McCauley, carrying their skis on their backs.
Polar Bear Ski Club Annual Consignment Ski and Pre-season Pass Sale
Saturday, Nov. 7th 9am-noon
McCauley Mountain Ski Area, Old Forge
When we heard that Fred Castronovo was retiring, we thought we would talk with him and look back over his career as a businessman in East Utica. Owner of Castronovo's Original Grimaldi's Restaurant, Fred's first love is cars. The famous Utica Flash dragster is still a popular discussion, not only in Utica, but also with classic race car enthusiasts online.
When Fred says he's retiring, he's serious -everything's for sale. So if you'd like to be a restauranteur, body shop owner, or driver of a classic Barracuda or Buick, give him a call.
Custom Body Enterprises
1216 Bleecker St., Utica
May Polka Dance
Jasiu Klocek and the Salt City Brass
Sunday, May 23 at 3pm
Roselawn, Main Street
New York Mills
History & Research on the Druse Murder Trial
Monday, May 24 at 7pm
Newport Masonic Temple
Main St., Newport
Clinton Farmers Market Season is almost here!
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We've passed through Fly Creek dozens of times on our way to Cooperstown. This time we stopped and stayed awhile. With a population that hasn't changed much at all in 200 years, it doesn't take long to figure out the attraction of this quaint hamlet. Just spend 5 minutes at the General Store watching people come and go and you'll understand, I mean, the Atlantic Ocean begins here after all, doesn't it?
Road Trip to a real-life "Lake Wobegon," Fly Creek
Gail Strout has a love of fabric. This passion has kept her quilting for over 30 years. Her art quilts explore color and shape and for Gail its a never ending adventure.
2010 Regional Art Show
Sunday, May 16th
Kirkland Art Center
Our tour guide, Jim Atwell
Jim Atwell wrote the book on Fly Creek (actually a compilation of his weekly columns he's trying to pass off as a book!) His multi-award-winning newspaper column, "From Fly Creek," is a humorous glimpse at small-town living from the perspective of Fly Creek, his adopted community.
If you'd like to meet Jim, he'll be coming
by the General Store sometime soon
now, Violette is saving him a seat.
Fly Creek Grange No. 844 was built in 1899 and is now home to the Fly Creek Historical Society and Museum. Fly Creek's historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes 200 buildings, sites, and structures.
At one time, Fly Creek had mills all along the banks of Oaks Creek and Fly Creek. Today there is one still in operation. The Fly Creek Cider Mill still presses cider the old fashioned way, using water pressure from the mill pond.
Fly Creek Cider Mill is open daily 9-6
This weekend: Dippity Do Da Days from 10-4
Next weekend (May 28-30): Grilling 101
One of the best views of the coming and goings of the General Store is from a window seat or sidewalk dining at Portbello's Restaurant. This family-run fine dining restaurant is open for dinner every evening of the year right at the busy intersection of Fly Creek.
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Free dessert with entree today
(May 23, 2010)