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Federman pens book about food writer

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake native Adam Federman has stepped up to the plate, literally, with the release of his book “Fasting and Feasting: the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray,” published by Chelsea Green in June. This biography of the author of “Honey from a Weed” ...


Women’s College Scholarship Club 2017 winners

SARANAC LAKE — Four Saranac Lake High School graduates are each receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the Women’s College Scholarship Club; two Continuing Education students are each receiving $1,000. The club has also donated $100 to the Saranac Lake Free Library, for a total contribution of ...

Adirondack Health announces August births

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Medical Center recorded the following births during the month of August: Schaffer: A son, Alex James, born Aug. 5 at 2:07 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces to Sarajane Schaffer of Tupper Lake. Drabick: A son, Alexander Michael, born Aug. 6 at 6:35 a.m., ...

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Skip Baker stands atop an unknown mountaintop.
(Provided photo — Justin Baker)

Fond memories of Skip Baker

LAKE PLACID — Skip Baker assured David Gomlak and Terri Maxymillian that he could give “the nickel tour.” After all, Skip had heard Gomlak’s customary dialogue delivered dozens of times while seated in his token spot at the couple’s Route 73 hostel, TMax-n-Topo’s. While Gomlak ...

The Ladies’ Auxiliary Board of the Saranac Lake Free Library is seen at a reception. This photograph was first published in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on July 10, 1910.
(Photograph #85.15K, courtesy of the Adirondack Collection, SLFL)

Library celebrates 110 years

Happy 110th birthday, Saranac Lake Free Library! While the library’s charter was granted in 1907, there were fledgling libraries that preceded the library on Main Street. A glance backward shows growth in both the physical library and the collection which has expanded from 400 books to a ...

(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Triathlon tradition

LAKE PLACID — The High Peaks Cyclery Mini-Triathlon series attracted seasoned and aspiring triathletes of all ages this summer during its seven-week run. The regular Mini-Tri events took place every Monday evening and consisted of a course that included a 400-yard swim, followed by a ...

Long Lake Central School graduates Austin Pierce, left, and Ethan Bush are flanked by their graduation speaker Christian Wissler, a natural resource science teacher from BOCES, at their graduation in June. Bush and Pierce were the school’s only two graduates in 2017. 
(Photo provided — Nicole Curtin)

Adirondack schools confront woes, worries and wants

Of the 10 smallest school districts in upstate New York, seven are tucked away in the Adirondacks. And they are tiny. Of the 50 smallest, 20 are in the Adirondack Park, according to a list recently compiled by, a website associated with the Syracuse Post-Standard ...