Weekender A&E

Daffest is done

SARANAC LAKE — Daffest has bloomed its last. For seven years, from 2011 to 2017, this spring daffodil festival was this village’s big shoulder-season event. Members of the Bevilacqua family led the charge, especially Cherrie Sayles, a real estate broker who was Daffest’s founder and ...

Waterhole’s Party on the Patio season kicks off

SARANAC LAKE — For 20 weeks in a row, the Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge will deliver free concerts, ranging from blues to folk to jam to thrash every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. The Waterhole’s Party on the Patio series starts this Thursday and runs through Oct. 4. “It’s an ...

Rustic Riders to perform Saturday at Saranac Village at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — Klaus and Lisa Meissner of The Rustic Riders, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. Their music will celebrate Earth Day and spring renewal. Featuring blues, rock, traditional, gospel, folk and jazz, the Rustic Riders have ...

Let every day be Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day once a year is like giving your mother a thank you card on your birthday and letting her know that you really appreciate the 22 hours of labor she went through. I’m sure she knows, but a bit of gratitude doesn’t go unnoticed. So, yearly, on April 22, I ask my family ...

Poetry Contest Award Ceremony April 21

LAKE PLACID — The 20th annual Great Adirondack Young People’s Poetry Contest award ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Hotel North Woods. Sponsored by the Lake Placid Institute, the contest is open to all students in grades Kindergarten through 12 living or ...

Tupper Lake’s Mud Ball celebrates spring, funds summer music series

If you go... What: Mud Ball fundraiser to support Summer Concert Series at the new bandshell with live music, food and drinks When: April 21 at 8 p.m. Where: Tupper Lake Train Station, 37 Depot St. How much: $25 --- TUPPER LAKE — As snow flies, melts and turns to muck, the ...

‘Angst’ documentary aims to raise awareness about anxiety

LAKE PLACID — IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, along with its nonprofit arm, the IndieFlix Foundation, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its brand-new documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.” On Tuesday, ...

Registry open for the Greater Saranac Lake Area’s Artists’ Studio Tours

SARANAC LAKE — For the second consecutive year, Saranac Lake ArtWorks invites area artists to join in a series of six artists’ studio tours that run the last weekend of the month from late June through late November. By opening the tours up to a six-month schedule, artists have the ...

BluSeed Studios, Lake Clear Lodge offer Creative Learning Retreats

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios and the Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat are partnering on a series of unique learning and life-empowering experiences set in an idyllic Adirondack getaway. The series is geared toward teachers but one doesn’t have to be a teacher to sign up and enjoy all or ...

Local cheese

April is local cheese month! Several area cheesemakers sell their products at summer farmers’ markets and in local health food shops year round. We eat cheese all year — and almost daily. We put it on sandwiches; in soups, salads and casseroles; as a sauce for vegetables or a topping for ...

Wild Center offers Sensory Friendly Day

TUPPER LAKE — On Thursday, May 10, The Wild Center will offer a low sensory day for individuals and families who prefer a quieter, less stimulating environment. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sounds throughout the museum will be turned down, attendance is limited, and tactile, sensory ...

Sea serpent gets splash of attention

SARANAC LAKE — Jack LaDuke directed Bill and Jodi Domenico and Larry Robjent to walk past the giant metallic sea serpent in their lawn. “Stand over here and tell me about it,” LaDuke said. “Let me get one with the three of you together.” The sea dragon sculpture is a permanent ...

Tragically Hip tribute band plays Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Sean Harley of Cornwall, Ontario, originally thought about creating a tribute band for the prog-metal group Tool, but then he realized he wanted to make music that was a little more accessible to a wide variety of audiences, a little closer to home and little easier to ...

Spring fever at Asgaard Farm

Springtime rituals are different for everyone. For us, the maple sap is finally starting to flow. We spend out time outside searching for any tree buds or new wildlife sounds. I usually reach a point where I’m even willing to shovel our backyard just so the snow has a chance to thaw before ...