Wylie/Kehl family displaced by homefire

To the editor:

Doug Kehl, Nicole Wylie and her three sons were skiing when a fire engulfed their Vermontville property which has been in the family for three generations. Thankfully, the family was able to relocate temporarily to an adjacent property. The house was fully insured. Family and a few good friends will help rebuild in the spring.

Outdoor enthusiasts, donations of gear is still welcome. The family used to fish almost every day, year round. The loss of poles, lures and equipment to process what they catch is particularly keen. Second hand snowshoes, skis, camping gear and stuff for school sports are all needed.

Ann Marie Nightingale is coordinating the pickup and delivery of donations. Please contact her via Facebook direct message.

The extended family would like to publicly thank all who have made donations, including Anna and friend, a Clinton County Red Cross volunteer who was off duty when she called 911. Insurance could not replace expensive medications, but the Northeastern New York Chapter of the American Red Cross came to the rescue and replaced cystic fibrosis meds for the youngest boy. Adirondack Voters for Change provided a gift card for the Community Store. High Peaks Church’s Go Fish Thrift Shop and many others have donated to the family, including: John and Linda (Sugar Bush), Sandy Aery, Annie Arnold and boys, Matt Bard, Sabrina Bink, Pam Boudette, Christine Bougette, Vanessa Brown Rascoe, Lenny Callaghan, Dezmal Cecunjanin, Evan Fadden, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gutman, Todd Gutman and T-M Baird, Mellissa Hague, Kathryn Harkins, Sarah Kilby,Tracy Laflamme and Matt Harris, Patty Lawrence, Jodi Magee, the Nessenthaler sisters, Ann Marie Nightingale, the Robbins family: Bonnie, Carol Ann, Sheila and Kimberly, Dawn Rowell and Leon Shorette.

The family also wants to remind everyone to support the volunteer fire departments of Bloomingdale, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Paul Smiths-Gabriels. They all were involved in trying to save the property.

Ren Davidson Seward and Peter Seward

Saranac Lake


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