North Country Living

Ticks in the Adirondacks

Ticks are spreading into the High Peaks, reaching elevations they never have before and carrying Lyme disease to communities in Wilmington, Malone and Tupper Lake, according to research from Paul Smith’s College and the state Department of Health. Lee Ann Sporn, a professor at Paul ...

Digging in the dirt

BRANT LAKE — People who live in cities like Washington, Los Angeles and New York spend an average of about an hour traveling to and from work each day. That commute can cause stress and anxiety, while taking folks away from their friends and family. But in the Adirondacks, where ...

Out of obscurity

SARANAC LAKE — Anastasia Osolin has dozens of little plastic drawers in her workshop. They’re labeled with tags like “piano parts,” “gears” and “animal bones.” Next to the drawers is a box of what some would consider junk that she hasn’t sorted through yet. A toy Navy ...

Fun in the sun

TUPPER LAKE — For the past three years, rain played a big, and an unwelcome role in the annual Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days. But last weekend, only wonderful weather greeted the event, and as a result, larger crowds turned out for an enjoyable weekend of fun in the sun. The event ...

46ers celebrate century of hiking

SARANAC LAKE — Doing anything consistently for a century is usually cause for celebration, and with the anniversary of an Aug. 1, 1918, hike just around the corner, the Adirondack 46ers are throwing a party. On Aug. 1 a hundred years ago, a trio of hikers climbed Whiteface Mountain in ...

Tupper Lakers on the rise

TUPPER LAKE — Driving around the streets of Tupper Lake, one can see new storefronts popping up each month, with local entrepreneurs introducing new industries or filling gaps in the current economy. These businesses are not just surviving, they are growing. Places like Raquette River ...

2018 Vacation Photo Contest winners

The 2018 Vacation Photo Contest was judged by the Adirondack Daily Enterprise staff, based on originality, locale and photo quality. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Paddlefest expansion

SARANAC LAKE — Entering its third year, the month-long Celebrate Paddling ADK festival is boasting a much-expanded menu of canoe, kayak, guideboat and stand-up paddle board activities. With an eye on hosting a paddling-related event every day in the month of June, the partners — ...

Skimming, splishing, splashing

WILMINGTON — After being postponed twice earlier in April due to unfavorable weather conditions, the annual International Pond Skimming contest was held Saturday, April 21 at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. And with the warm, sunny weather, came hundreds of smiling faces worn by ...

Settling in with an open mic

The first time I performed at an open mic night was when I was attending Plattsburgh State University. The song I chose was “Elephant Gun” by Beirut, and I was going to play it on ukulele. It was a white Makala brand soprano uke with a little dolphin-shaped bridge. I had practiced the ...

First winter in Tupper Lake

When I moved to the Adirondacks last July I came for two reasons: a reporting position here at the Enterprise and the chance to enjoy the outdoors like I never had before. I grew up in the suburbs of Henrietta, just outside the city of Rochester in Western New York. Though my family went ...

Power couple

SARANAC LAKE — Two local people want to apologize in advance if they’ve been short tempered lately. You see, it’s their diet. Trevor Rock and Ashley Pittman are on stricter diets than most people seeking to lose weight due to a pair of appearances they will be making at bodybuilding ...