North Country Living

Eclectic, magical Entayant Gardens

RAINBOW LAKE — Within the bends and coves of Rainbow Lake sits Entayant Gardens. Don Busch, owner and gardening master, uses what the land pushes forth and then some. What doesn’t flourish gets preserved and made into a work of art. When first entering Entayant Garden, one thinks ...

Towering legacy

CHESTERFIELD — Fire towers on state Forest Preserve mountaintops were largely decommissioned in the 1980s, with the state moving toward aerial surveillance to detect fires. Once the towers were closed, the Department of Environmental Conservation planned to take them all down because they ...

A life in politics

LAKE CLEAR — From overseeing small-town caucuses to working with big-time politicians, Joe Pickreign Jr. has run the political gamut for the last three-plus decades. The Lake Clear resident, who turned 81 earlier this year, recently sat down with the Enterprise to reflect on his 36 years ...

Protests to politics

SARANAC LAKE — Nestled inside a residence overlooking Moody Pond, Jack Carney of Long Lake and Fred Balzac of Jay lead a multiple-hour discussion past dusk in late June. It touches on the current state of national and local politics five months into Donald Trump’s presidency, and what ...

Summer sessions kick in

LAKE PLACID — Summer fun and summer learning. It’s that time of year again when the Lake Placid Soccer Centre hosts camps in Lake Placid, Canton and beyond. The Lake Placid Soccer Centre held its first camp in 1977 and has been going strong ever since as more than 70,000 young ...

Thirst for exploration

We all milled about in the parking lot, saying hello to old friends and meeting new ones. We were an eclectic group, from all over the upstate area. Despite the differences in age and location, we all had one thing in common. We were there to partake in what could be a historic hike. Now, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...