HEADLINES ~ December 7, 2005

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Port Leyden Man Killed in Accident

Emergency Preparedness Drill Planned Today

30th Annual Old Forge Snodeo This Weekend

Adirondack Snowmobile Shoot-Out This Friday

Bellinger Elected New President of Boonville-Oneida County Fair

 ON THE FRONT PAGE ~ Dec. 7, 2005

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VFW Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony
The Harland J. Hennessey Post 5538, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will be conducting a Pearl Harbor Day commemorative ceremony on Wednesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. at the post home, 108 Park Avenue, Boonville. The public is invited to attend.


“Guess How Many Lights” Contest
Guess how many lights are on this bush at 151 Schuyler Street and you can win the framed photograph shown.
The winner of the contest will win this framed photograph of the snow-covered Boonville Village Park taken in 1947.

1st Annual Christmas on the Canal
The Boonville Black River Canal Museum Committee held its 1st Annual “Christmas on the Canal” Open House last weekend, December 2-4. Many residents visited the museum store at the end of Boonville's Main Street, on the banks of the Black River Canal along Route 12, at the edge of the village. Work on the interior of the country store, the first phase of the Black River Canal Museum complex, will be completed over the winter months with the installation of flooring and electrical heat. In the spring, volunteers will begin the second phase of the complex, the construction of a full-size canal boat replica, a model of which was on display during the open house.
The interior of the canal museum was beautifully decorated for the open house. A variety of items were offered during the open house, including a large variety of rustic gifts, unique stocking stuffers, books, including "The Black River Canal," co-authored by Harney Corwin and committee member Ed Fynmore. Also on sale were various sizes of handcrafted wreaths and candy canes, as well as holiday plush stuffed toys and candy. Also on display was a beautiful quilt made by Pam Repak of Boonville. Chances to win the quilt were sold during the open house. The drawing for the quilt will take place during the "Best of Boonville" weekend in June 2006. All proceeds will benefit the museum's building fund.   (Photos by Jerry Putnam)

Griffo Launches “Coffee and Conversation" Outreach Series
Oneida County Executive Joseph Griffo, right, talking with Kermit and Joyce Klingbail of West Leyden at Slim’s Restaurant on Monday morning, December 5.
Officials at the “Coffee and Conversation” breakfast at Slim’s Restaurant in Boonville on Monday morning, December 5, are from left: Joe Timpano, Oneida County Comptroller; Joe Griffo, County Executive; Guy Case, incoming Boonville Town Supervisor; John Kent, Commissioner of Planning; Brian Adey, Assistant to County Executive; and Les Porter, County Legislator. (Photos by Sandra Hrim)