North Country Living

Hats, hoods and headgear

When it’s winter in the North Country, you have to keep your noggin warm. We’ll be seeing all types of hats, hoods and other forms of fashionable and functional headgear for the next several months. The following photos are a sampling of what people were wearing in Lake Placid and ...

Skiing with a smile

I’ve never cross-country skied. OK, that’s a lie. I did last year, but I fell most of time, so I don’t really like to count it as an actual outing. Most folks today are aware of the funnily named SAD, which stands for seasonal affective disorder. It’s a form of depression caused by ...

Doughnuts and detergent

TUPPER LAKE — At 5:30 in the morning, seven days a week, Tina Merrihew is hard at work starting the first batch of Washboard doughnuts. You may have eaten some at a wedding, heard about them on NPR or grabbed a few while picking up a load of laundry. Washboard doughnuts are well-known ...

Opening night

LAKE PLACID — Several local sports teams wrapped up their fall seasons in the last couple of weeks, but with snow building on the ground the winter sports season has officially begun with the first hockey game taking place in the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center. The combined Saranac Lake ...

Banner day for Saranac Lake on Long Island

The Saranac Lake boys ran away with the Class C state team title last week at the NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championships at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, Long Island. The state championship team was made up of James Catania (ninth overall), Anderson Gray (12th), Peter Fogarty ...

Joy erupted as war ended 100 years ago

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the armistice between the Allied Powers and Germany came into effect, signed hours before aboard a train car in the Compiegne Forest in France. By 8:30 a.m. New York time, the Adirondack Enterprise was shipping bulletins around town — ...

ADE Costume Contest

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Daily Enterprise sponsored the 23rd annual Downtown Saranac Lake Trick or Treating event Wednesday and chose the top three costumes of those ages 1 month to 12 years old. First place will receive a $50 gift certificate from goody goody’s, second place will ...

Where are they now?

New York’s 21st Congressional District race has been pared down to three candidates, but at one time there were 13 contenders for the North Country’s Congress seat, 10 of them Democrats. Some of these candidates are now working with the competitor who beat them out, some are busy ...

Woodworth prepares to pass the torch

Neil Woodworth has spent the better part of three decades working for the Adirondack Mountain Club, and as the club reaches milestone after milestone, Woodworth is now seeking his own replacement. As the executive director and lead counsel for the 30,000-member group, which also goes by ...

School emphasizes ‘reverence’ during chicken harvest

LAKE PLACID — Every fall, North Country School harvests its chickens. On Tuesday, after 18 months of feeding them, cleaning their coops and sometimes providing medical attention, the staff and students of this agriculture-focused boarding school were ready to harvest 70 birds for meat ...

St. Regis oranges

Driving has made me quite anxious since getting lost in the dark corners of northern Pennsylvania. I’d been halfway through my migration to Saranac Lake, caught at a truck stop in the rain. I’d been stopped at every other gas station, breathing and trying to channel energy from the 1987 ...

Glanda murder fallout persists

Twenty-one years and 42 days ago, five lives were forever changed in a murder that stunned the Lake Placid and Tupper Lake communities. One life was cut short, two were destined for prison — one for life, the other possibly so — and two children lost their mother and father in a ...

Local Marine stays connected from abroad

LAKE PLACID — Amanda Cassidy marched up the stairs of her home in a pair of tan issued combat boots her son brought home. They were actually for his stepdad, but Amanda and her husband Seann happen to have to same shoe size. At the top of the stairs, posted on the wall, are a slew of ...

By land, and by sea

A year ago, and for the foreseeable future, the second weekend of September in the Tri-Lakes has become a home to endurance sports. That’s because the three-day Adirondack Canoe Classic and the Lake Placid Ironman 70.3 are taking place at the same time. The 36th annual Adirondack Canoe ...

Fall sports off and running

With the onset of fall, the cheers and moans of hometown crowds can be heard throughout the Tri-Lakes as volleyball, soccer, football and cross country running teams started their regular season schedules. Among Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake, there are 13 varsity squads, and ...

Saranac Lake: A village that works

SARANAC LAKE — In the North Country, the Labor Day holiday and the long weekend that accompanies it has traditionally signified that the summer tourist season is quickly coming to an end. But the actual holiday on Monday is really a celebration of and a tribute to all those who work in ...

Hailey’s recovery

SARANAC LAKE — The Kawasaki Mule 5x Side-by-Side utility vehicle sat in the garage. There was a little bit of dirt on the tires and a pair of worker’s gloves in the flatbed. It looked clean and tough. Eleven months ago, though, it was in a much more mangled condition. Its passengers ...

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 ...