North Country Living

Wayne Newman, right, and his wife Lynn stand in the warehouse of Newman & Holmes on Church Street on Saranac Lake, which will close next week after more than 80 years of doing business locally.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Moving on

SARANAC LAKE — Few local businesses have been around as long as Newman & Holmes. The local paint, glass and flooring operation traces its roots back more than 80 years, during which it’s been been owned, either in part or in whole, by the same family. Newman & Holmes has been ...

Sawyer Fenton of Elizabethtown reaches out to hug a goat during Kidding Day. Farm staff regularly released a few baby goats at a time into the crowd so that kids like Fenton could pet, play and interact with the newborns.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Kids at play

For the fourth time in as many years, Asgaard Farm and Dairy in Ausable Forks opened its doors to allow the public to play with dozens of rambunctious kids on April 22. The kids were just a couple of days old, but were bouncing all over the place, rough-housing and generally causing a ...

New York City-based spoken-word poets, from left, Lauren Whitehead, Jon Sands, Jeanann Verlee and Carlos Andres Gomez gather for a photograph Tuesday during the Listen Poetry Festival at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Power of the poem

SARANAC LAKE — Hundreds of Tri-Lakes high school and college students glimpsed down at the fierce 266-word poem. It was the one read to them moments earlier by the four vulnerable, yet powerful New York City poets at the head of the room. From the top of the page to the bottom, the young ...

A state Environmental Conservation officer gives firearm and hunting safety training to a camper at DEC’s Camp Colby in Saranac Lake last summer.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Hunting safety on target

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has declared 2016 the safest year on record for hunters, and both the state and a local hunting safety educator credit DEC’s mandatory hunting safety classes for the continued drop in incidents. The state estimates there are half a ...

Loon Lake native Dick Roberts rides a camel in Giza, Egypt last month while gathering footage for a documentary series he’s working on.
(Photo provided)

From ‘Seinfeld’ to the Sphinx

SARANAC LAKE — For 15 years, Dick Roberts was the guardian of the “Seinfeld” brand. As a top executive with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the 1985 Saranac Lake High School graduate was in charge of marketing one of the greatest television programs of all time. Now, Roberts wants to ...

Rushing waters cascade over rocks as the Saranac River picks up speed approaching Franklin Falls.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Slow transition into spring

It’s taking quite a while for the warmth of spring to arrive in the High Peaks region this year, but like it or not, that’s a typical scenario when it comes to the climate of the Adirondack Mountains. Despite the lingering snow, cold and still dormant deciduous vegetation, Mother ...

Rob Carr of Saranac Lake was inspired by his 2-and-a-half year old son Tennessee to bring a mobile play center and permanent children’s museum to the Adirondacks.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Father-son vision

SARANAC LAKE — When Tennessee Carr made his first visit to The Wild Center, his museum manners lacked a bit. Rather than stop one by one at each of the natural history exhibits, he ran from one end of the museum to the other. Tennessee had a good excuse, though, as to why he was so ...

Larry Master took this photograph of a great gray owl in flight earlier this week in Keene, where the large bird had been feeding on voles and mice. The owl has drawn birders from around the country to the area.
(Photos provided by Larry Master —

Eye for nature

LAKE PLACID — Larry Master chuckled softly as he talked about his boyhood and how his mom and brothers noticed early on how much he liked to look out the window at the birds and squirrels. “My brothers were quite a bit older than me, and they had to babysit,” Master said over lunch ...

Cross-country skiers kick and glide in fresh snow on the Jackrabbit Trail on their way to Lake Placid from Cascade Cross Country Center on Jan. 29.
(Photo provided — Josh Wilson, Barkeater Trails Alliance)

A big winter, until this week

SARANAC LAKE — Yes, it’s supposed to rain today. A lot. And yes, the area has seen a string of 50-degree days and no new snow over the past week. Before that, however, local cross-country and downhill ski centers were enjoying a strong season, thanks to snow-filled holiday periods ...

Lisa Reed of Tupper Lake and her granddaughter Kaitlyn Rabideau, a sophomore at Tupper Lake High School, took this selfie atop the steps of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on Jan. 27 during the 44th annual March For Life.
(Photo provided — Lisa Reed)

On a March for Life

Lisa Reed waited years to attend the annual March For Life in Washington, D.C., until her granddaughter had the opportunity to go with her. In Reed’s eyes, this 500-mile pilgrimage by bus to the nation’s capital on Jan. 27 was a full-circle moment for her and her granddaughter ...

Gabby Armstrong high-fives Tara Geraghty-Moats from the third-place spot on the podium during October’s Flaming Leaves Festival. Geraghty-Moats took the gold medal in the competition and Lake Placid native Nina Lussi claimed the silver.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Armstrong sisters going global

LAKE PLACID — Gabby and Nina Armstrong, sisters from Lake Placid, have made strides in their respective sports this year, with each earning spots in national and international competitions. Karen Armstrong, the girls’ mother, says Gabby’s jumping and Nina’s skiing started out ...

Vanessa Pillen, co-founder of the Dance Sanctuary in Saranac Lake, is dressed for the part as she instructs a salsa class.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Turning up the heat

SARANAC LAKE — A light snow fell as a group of pedestrians shuffled down the sidewalk along Main Street, bundled in winter coats and hats. Passing in front of Edward Jones Investments, they heard something exotic, stopped walking, and looked up to see where it was coming from. ...