Friends and Neighbors: Everyone has a story

John Dimon, in his Saranac Lake bike shop, demonstrates the “clap skate” favored by speedskaters. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

John Dimon: A competitive edge

SARANAC LAKE — When the U.S. Olympic speedskaters hit the ice in Pyeongchang, John Dimon will be watching their feet. Dimon owned the Dimon Sports Speedskating shop in Lake Placid from 1997 to 2008 and is now the owner of the Human Power Planet Earth bike shop on Main Street in Saranac ...

John Amoriell, the oldest man in Tupper Lake, sits in a room of the Adirondack Health’s Mercy Living Center that he used to clean when it was an operating room in a hospital. He now lives in the nursing home, and after 106 years of traveling around the East Coast, he is happy to spend his centennial years in his hometown.
(Enterprise photo — Aaron Cerbone)

106 years and counting

TUPPER LAKE — The oldest resident of this village, John Amoriell, turned 106 on the last day of 2017. Amoriell, born in 1911 on Washington Street, lived all across New York and Florida in his more than a century on Earth, but moved back to Tupper Lake, his favorite place on the planet, ...

Lucille and Alton Beideck, married for 75 years, stand in front of the Enterprise Thursday. 
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

Couple celebrates 75 years together

SARANAC LAKE — Alton and Lucille Beideck have been married for 75 years, but they’ve known each other much longer than that. “He was just a kid up the street,” Lucille said. “And I knew him in school. We lived in a small village where everybody knew everybody else.” In ...

Ian Orme, recently honored for his groundbreaking studies of tuberculosis, sits in the Blue Moon Cafe in Saranac Lake Wednesday.
(Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

TB bugs him: Microbe hunter retires to Onchiota

SARANAC LAKE — Ian Orme has spent a lifetime fighting tuberculosis, and now the professor recently named a “Pillar of Immunology” has moved to “the great metropolis of Onchiota,” as he put it, where his primary goal is to improve his golf game. At least, that’s his story. The ...