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After 6 frosty weeks, Ice Palace will come down Friday

March 4, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The Ice Palace has had a long run this winter, but it’s about to come down. The structure will be demolished Friday, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announced Wednesday. more »»

 
 
 

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After 6 frosty weeks, Ice Palace will come down Friday

March 4, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The Ice Palace has had a long run this winter, but it’s about to come down. The structure will be demolished Friday, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announced Wednesday. more »»

Man dies in plunge from Northwoods Inn (update)

March 4, 2015 LAKE PLACID — An unidentified man fell to his death from the six-story Northwoods Inn around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Village police said the man possibly fell from the roof. more »»

Blue Bombers back on top

March 4, 2015 PLATTSBURGH — A long, long dry spell for Lake Placid head coach Keith Clark and his Blue Bombers hockey team is over. more »»

Youth program may be back on track

March 4, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — It looks like the Saranac Lake Area Youth Program will happen this year, but another municipality, not the village, will have to take over its administration starting next year. more »»

Airport cafe closed due to sewer gas complaints

March 4, 2015 LAKE CLEAR — The Adirondack Regional Airport’s cafe has been shut down for nearly two weeks after the state Department of Health received complaints about sewer smells there. more »»

Local Sports

Part of Glens Falls Civic Center wall collapses; high school basketball moved

March 4, 2015 GLENS FALLS (AP) — A section of a wall at the Glens Falls Civic Center has collapsed, forcing officials to move four nights of high school basketball playoffs to other locations. more »»

Beavers land spot in final

March 4, 2015 TICONDEROGA — The Keene girls basketball team built a nine-point lead through three quarters and held on to capture a 57-51 victory over Elizabethtown-Lewis on Tuesday in the semifinal round of th... more »»

Blue Bombers back on top

March 4, 2015 PLATTSBURGH — A long, long dry spell for Lake Placid head coach Keith Clark and his Blue Bombers hockey team is over. more »»

Summit Lacrosse adds youth divisions for 2016

March 4, 2015 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Summit Classic lacrosse tournament will expand in 2016 with the addition of the Lake Placid Youth Classic for elementary and middle school boys and girls. more »»

Obituaries

Helen C. Eldrett

March 4, 2015 Miss Helen C. Eldrett, 75, of Perch Lake Road, Watertown, passed away at her home under the care of her twin sister Mary and Hospice of Jefferson County. Helen was born Jan. more »»

Death notice: Gloria B. Annette

March 4, 2015 Gloria B. Annette, 92, of Tupper Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at Mercy Living Center in Tupper?Lake, where she had resided for the past two years. more »»

Death notice: Gerald V. Macey

March 4, 2015 Word has been received of the death of Gerald V. Macey, 86, of 286 County Route 47, Saranac Lake, who died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid. more »»

Lucienne M. ‘Lou’ Gensel

March 3, 2015 Lucienne M. “Lou” Gensel, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at her home in Tupper Lake. She was surrounded by her loving family. Lou was born on Oct. more »»

Death notice: Mary T. Dukett

March 3, 2015 Word has been received of the death of Mary T. Dukett, 65, Old Hotel Road, Upper Saranac. Mary passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at her home. more »»

Weekender - A&E

Lake Placid students star in ‘Shrek The Musical’

March 5, 2015 Staff Writer LAKE PLACID — If you’re looking to “Let Your Freak Flag Fly,” look no further than Lake Placid High School’s production of “Shrek The Musical,” a stage adaptation of the 2001... more »»

Reason2Smile’s World Music Festival Saturday

March 5, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Keela Grimmette, the founder and executive director of Reason2Smile, a charity based in this community, signs her emails with two quotes: “If you think you’re too small to make a... more »»

Brew-Ski Saturday in Tupper Lake

March 5, 2015 TUPPER LAKE — Like beer? Like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing? The Brew-Ski combines those loves. The second annual Brew-Ski will be held Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.. more »»

The Space We Make presents ‘The White Whale The White Wail’ at the Upper Jay Art Center

March 5, 2015 Winter is long in the North Country, and it can sometimes make residents feel a little crazy. more »»

The Fox and the Feather Saturday at BluSeed Studios

March 5, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios presents The Fox and the Feather at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7. more »»

Outdoors

Less snow than forecast, but more freezing rain

March 4, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — Online Tuesday afternoon, the Enterprise reported that March may be “coming in like a lion in the northern Adirondacks.” As it turned out, the lion meowed instead of roared. more »»

Governor’s Winter Challenge returns Sunday

March 3, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Gov. Andrew Cuomo will host the second Adirondack Winter Challenge Sunday at the Olympic facilities. more »»

Nordic Festival takes off

March 2, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Visiting and local skiers alike gave rave reviews of the new ski festival held this weekend at Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Ski Center. more »»

Avalanche Pass primer

February 28, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Some call it sublime. Others say it’s spectacular. For Carla Rienzo, it’s a religious experience. “It’s my heart and soul,” she said. “My spirit lives here. more »»

A 200-mile journey for hope

February 28, 2015 LAKE PLACID — Nolan and Jack Willis stopped walking three years ago, so Tim O’Shea did some walking for them. more »»

Editorials

State still needs to offer mandate relief

March 4, 2015 New York’s towns, villages, cities and counties can be sure of one thing — they will get precious little help from the state in shedding the costs that are choking their budgets. more »»

Have an old truck? Put it to good use

March 2, 2015 Does anyone have an old, beater pickup or sport-utility vehicle that they’d be willing to donate to a good cause? It doesn’t have to pass inspection because it won’t go on the road, but it does... more »»

Too much to ask

February 28, 2015 We have no problem with the concept of a sizable hotel being built on the site of three motels on Saranac Lake’s Lake Flower Avenue, near River Street. more »»

Great buzz for local Olympic venues

February 27, 2015 Thirty-five isn’t a particularly significant number, so we confess we were surprised at how excitement spread nationwide for the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics. more »»

Mountains & Valleys

February 26, 2015 VALLEY — to freezing pipes. Some of that happens every winter, but this year it’s at a new level. more »»

People News

Mathcounts team wins first place for the third year

March 2, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Mathcounts team took first place overall during the recent Feb. 7 competition. more »»

Lake Placid Middle-High School Q2 Honor Roll

March 2, 2015 Grade 12 High Honors Angelopoulos, Tucker Armstrong, Nina Barney, Payton Bimonte, Elizabeth Blair, Cheyenne Borden, Saige Burns, Jonah Bushy, Elena Casler, Kiefer Chris, Rachel Cooper, Rachael Craig... more »»

Five local students named to St. Lawrence University dean’s list

March 2, 2015 CANTON — The following students have been selected for inclusion on the dean’s list for academic achievement during the spring semester at St. Lawrence University: Anna J. Kowanko of Upper Jay. more »»

Students named to UVM dean’s list

March 2, 2015 BURLINGTON, Vt. more »»

SLVHA congratulates winners of dental slogan contest

February 25, 2015 SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Voluntary Health Association congratulates the winners of its second annual Dental Health Slogan Flyer Contest. more »»

Friends & Neighbors

A love of coffee brews idea

February 25, 2015 Jecinda Hughes was born and raised in Tennessee, and a Southern drawl still permeates her speech. more »»

John Brown’s Farm — not as desolate in winter as one might imagine

January 28, 2015 It’s been 156 years since John Brown, the abolitionist, was laid to rest in North Elba. By his wishes, he was buried in front of his cabin in the Adirondacks on Dec. 8, 185. more »»

Greiner got his start as a paper boy

January 21, 2015 “The papers hold their folded faces to the floor — and every day the paper boy brings more .. more »»

Judy Steinberg creates a future for herself in the Adirondacks

January 14, 2015 When it comes to landing a job, it often boils down to what sets that person apart from the rest of the applicants. more »»

John Amorielle, 103

January 12, 2015 John Amorielle was born the year before the Titanic sank. That was 103 years ago, and at the end of December, Amorielle celebrated his 103rd birthday. more »»

Remarkable Seniors

Ursula Trudeau, a Saranac Lake icon

February 7, 2015 With the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival soon to be upon us, folks from all over will be scrambling to get their newest edition of Garry Trudeau’s Winter Carnival button. more »»

The best memories are close to home

January 10, 2015 The month of December slipped away and it went by without connecting with a Remarkable Senior. Despite the effort, people were busy, time went by and suddenly another deadline loomed. more »»

Memories made on Boulder Island

August 2, 2014 Jean Hardy was 23 when she first came to Boulder Island. As of 2014, she will have spent the past 70 summers here. That is the proud admission of Hardy a summer resident of Upper Saranac Lake. more »»

Magrino attributes longevity to ‘going with the flow’

March 26, 2014 “I just go with the flow,” said Pauline Magrino, 88, of Tupper Lake. That may just be her secret to longevity, she feels. Or at least one of her secrets. more »»

Gail and Bob Simmons make their way home to Wanakena area to enjoy the Adirondacks

March 26, 2014 I contacted Gail on a whim to see if she would be interested in possibly talking with me about her life experiences as an Adirondack native and her fulfilling career at the ranger school in Wanaken. more »»

 
 
 

 

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