North Country Living

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Healing High Peaks: Tales of personal atonement atop Wright

What about the person behind the number? That’s the thought that crossed my mind while driving away from the Adirondak Loj on Jan. 7 after summiting Wright Peak with six new friends, people who until six hours before were complete strangers. Rob Van ...

The power of donation

In every community, there are issues that need to be addressed and people who address them through care, volunteering and donating. The Adirondack Foundation fills that role throughout this region, collecting funds to support a wide variety of needs. In the past two years, the ...

Hot shots: sports

The Enterprise has not employed a designated staff photographer since 2003, but our staff reporters still manage to amaze editors and readers with the excellent photos they take. Even when we had a staff photographer, our sports writers took their own pictures of the athletic ...

Is it time to charge a fee to use the High Peaks?

Trailhead parking areas packed with cars. Throngs of hikers streaming into the woods. Big crowds atop rocky mountain summits. That was the scene on weekends this past summer and fall in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, an 800,000-acre expanse that’s home to four dozen ...

Promising ski season

After an anemic winter last year, the 2016-2017 ski season is off to a rollicking good start. Skiers and boarders look to be in for a treat with this year’s early snowfall and ideal snowmaking conditions. The following is a roundup of how local ski centers are shaping up for the ...

46ers in the social media age

LAKE PLACID — As David Gomlak walks through each nook of the hostel he owns with his wife, Terri Maxymillian, their unconditional love for the Adirondack 46 High Peaks is reflected at every turn. Each room is named after a mountain range and each bunk after a mountain. They even ...

Big Tupper in a holding pattern

TUPPER LAKE — Normally during this time of year, Jim LaValley, chairman of the Adirondack Residents Intent on Saving their Economy, a volunteer group started in 2009, would be gathering up the team to run the Big Tupper Ski Area, but as the group faces weather and funding challenges, ...

A story in cars: Hawkeye’s barns held treasures

HARRIETSTOWN - For years, they sat inside a pair of weathered old barns, well out of sight of passing motorists on state Route 86. Rows of prized antique cars - Packards, Buicks, Cadillacs and Pierce Arrows - relics of another era, ...

Curling club continues tradition in Tri-Lakes

SARANAC LAKE — Throwing a heavy stone down a sheet of ice may be one of the most basic things a human can do to pass the time. While our northern neighbors are often thought of as curling masters — Canada has five gold, three silver and two bronze Olympic medals ...

Election Day 2016 by the numbers

Days removed from one of the most bitter election cycles in the history of our country, Americans this weekend are just beginning to get over either their euphoric excitement for the victory of Donald Trump and many other Republicans — including North Country U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik ...

End of the line?

SARANAC LAKE - A handful of men stood in the cold along the railroad tracks outside Union Depot Wednesday morning. Some took pictures and some shed tears as "Rosie," an Adirondack Scenic Railroad engine, slowly pulled out of the station, potentially for the last time ever, bound for its ...

Passing through

Most people don't get a lot of blisters on their feet when paddling a canoe. But most people also don't portage a canoe 120 miles over the course of one trip.Susan Storch and Mary Duk, who live near Hoel Pond by Saranac Inn, aren't most people. Storch said Duk was her business assistant until ...

Making peace with Marcy

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Forty years is a long time to take to deliver thanks.Grief never really frees one from its grip. Pat Atkinson-Sirois knows better than most. It's haunted her for too many years.She's fortunate, though, to have a loving and supportive husband and great family and friends who ...

Autumn images

The Adirondack fall foliage reached its peak last week in the Tri-Lakes. Enterprise photographers share their shots of the colors.