Weekender A&E

Film Society screens ‘In Search of Greatness’ at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — Speed, strength, stamina — all generally considered the basic components of a winner in any physical competition, but there’s something else, something documentary filmmaker Gabe Polsky’s sees as overlooked — creativity. The Adirondack Film Society will screen ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s time for ... sweet chocolate indulgence! On Valentine’s Day, we all love chocolate! Whether you’re cooking at home or going out on a special date, a kid in school or an office employee, chocolate will probably be part of your day. Yes, Valentines is a romantic holiday for lovers. ...

Multibird band migrates to BluSeed Monday

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios “Live at BluStage” presents Multibird: the funky folk group created by Seth Faergolzia on Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. — an unusual night for a BluSeed concert, but this is an unusual band. Multibird founder Seth Faergolzia is known for his subtly ...

‘The Birth of the Army Air Service in World War One,’ Feb. 21 at library

SARANAC LAKE — Brian O'Connor tells the story of the adventurous, unorthodox and often reckless young pilots who undertook daredevil missions ... and helped transform a poorly equipped, unorganized group into the superior force that became the modern United States Air Force at the ...

Pendragon auditions

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre is holding auditions for its 2019 Summer Season on two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23 in Saranac Lake at 15 Brandy Brook Ave. The auditions will run from 9 to 11 a.m. each day with call backs from noon to 6 p.m. All auditioning actors must ...

Mud season at BluSeed Studios

SARANAC LAKE — Mud Season comes early to BluSeed Studios with registration now open for winter/spring 2019 pottery classes. All pottery classes are held in the art center's studio space at 24 Cedar Street and begin the week of Feb. 18, running for 8 weeks through April 6. Individuals age ...

Lost and found

I’ve seen a few parents go crazy on their child for a lost phone. I can understand the frustration that goes into those moments when we think that the person involved is completely irresponsible. Truly. I’ve had moments that I wonder if I should ever be allowed to have a phone. I usually ...

Lumber Jack and Jill Weekend at Big Tupper Brewing this weekend

TUPPER LAKE — Big Tupper Brewing is bringing back their Lumber Jack & Jill event this weekend on Cliff Avenue. A full weekend of lumbering activities will take place, celebrating an important part of Adirondack history. From storytelling to demonstrations, the weekend will offer ...

Adirondack Snowshoe Fest Feb. 23-24

SARANAC LAKE —  Two years ago, Saranac Lake hosted the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships, with its Shoe-Be-Do 5K and world class races. This Adirondack village continues to build on this international experience by hosting its second snowshoe weekend, dubbed the Adirondack Snowshoe ...

Patterson captures past and present in painting series

SARANAC LAKE — Valerie Patterson believes in ghosts. She may not be able to see them, but she can feel them — a spirit, an energy, something not of this plane. Whether it’s a bloody tuberculosis patient or dozens of Silent Generation guys and gals waiting in line for a movie at the ...

Winter Carnival Rotary Show is back Friday

SARANAC LAKE — The Rotary Club of Saranac Lake will celebrate the 90th Winter Carnival Show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in the Harrietstown Town Hall. For 90 years, Rotary members have delighted audiences closing the show with their annual “number” featuring “talent,” creativity, a ...

Winter Carnival Gala Parade on tap Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The parade will take place at Broadway and Main Street from Ampersand Avenue to Lapan Highway and the public is invited to assemble along the route. The procession is a crowd favorite and ...

HSL to display ‘Ghosts in Saranac Lake’ paintings

SARANAC LAKE — Historic Saranac Lake is hosting special exhibit of Valerie Patterson’s watercolor paintings. . A portion of Patterson’s “Ghosts in Saranac Lake” series will be on display in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum until Saturday, March 2. The ...

Big Boss Sausage returns to Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — On Friday and Saturday, Big Boss Sausage will be back at Bitters & Bones for two special Saranac Lake Winter Carnival shows. Friday’s kick off time will be 4 p.m. and on Saturday the band will take the stage at 11 p.m. For more than two decades, the Big Boss ...

School presents play about a refugee separated from family

LAKE PLACID — Northwood School’s Drama Club will present “Anon(ymous)” by Naomi Iizuka at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Led by Noel Carmichael, Northwood’s theater director, “Anon(ymous)” features a ...

Winter mix challenges new toboggan chute

We have been waiting for the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute to open. It’s a winter highlight for my family and must for visiting family and friends. Sliding down an icy ramp onto a frozen Mirror Lake is simple fun at its best. The weather has been a bit uncooperative so the Toboggan Chute ...

Barley soup

In winter, we crave comfort food. Hearty, aromatic, nourishing barley soup, loaded with vibrant root vegetables, fits the bill. Most Americans are familiar with beef barley soup. But barley soup can be made with chicken, mushrooms, beans, lentils, or peas, so it can easily be a vegan dish. ...