Weekender A&E

Band brings Winehouse tunes to the Waterhole

SARANAC LAKE — Quite often, singer Anthony D’Amato will take to the stage dressed in a three-piece suit. He’s got a handkerchief tucked in his jacket pocket and above is a corsage pinned to his chest. He kind of looks like a Batman villain from the 1960s, but stand-out features make it ...

The Big Takeover on stage Friday at the Waterhole

SARANAC LAKE — Most folks often confuse the name of The Big Takeover with a reference to a song from the Rastafarian punk rock band the Bad Brains. “Everybody thinks that, but it isn’t,” said NeeNee Rushie, lead singer of The Big Takeover. “There’s a movie called ‘Rocker’ ...

Gail Gallagher returns to Will Rogers Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake native, singer and actress Gail Gallagher will perform her “Over the Rainbow: A Judy Garland Songbook” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. Gallagher grew up in Saranac Lake and is the daughter of pianist Tomi Gallagher and the ...

Lake Placid Sinfonietta announces candidates for next music director

LAKE PLACID _ The Lake Placid Sinfonietta has announced plans for the summer of 2019, which will be a season dedicated to selecting a new music director. During the 2017 Centennial season, Music Director Emeritus Ron Spigelman decided not to renew his contract past the 2018 ...

Pendragon Theatre holding auditions for holiday show

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming holiday production of “The Velveteen Rabbit” on Sunday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. This production has many roles for children. The roles of the Doctor and Nana may be played by children or ...

Watching the churning water at Buttermilk Falls

The leaves are at their peak and it’s not always enough to just glimpse the brilliant golds, reds, and oranges through the car windows. We need to plan a picnic and explore the roads, making sure that the locals become the tourist once in a while. One of our favorite spots while driving ...

Using the whole beet

Most Americans know beets from alphabet books. Some have had canned or pickled beets. Only a few know how to prepare the bunches of beets plentiful at farmers’ markets and roadside stands this time of year. You can use the whole beet: roots, leaves, and stems. Roots are great roasted or ...

Ski jumpers, music highlight Flaming Leaves Festival

LAKE PLACID — As the skiers reached speeds of nearly 60 miles per hour, soaring off the 90-meter jump, they ripped through the air. The wind around their bodies sounded as if it shattered. Seventy meters later, and the jumpers stuck the landings. This was the first time Cayley Hallahan ...

Ski jumpers highlight Flaming Leaves Festival

LAKE PLACID — Despite being called ski jumping, the sport can be performed without any snow at all. The state Olympic Regional Development Authority and the New York Ski Educational Foundation will hold it’s annual Flaming Leaves Festival this Saturday and Sunday at the Olympic Jumping ...

‘Season of Color’ opens at Guild

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “Season of Color,” an exhibit featuring work by all 15 members, during the month of October. Each artist will have an autumn-themed piece on display in this special show, as well as other work throughout the gallery. The ...

Northwind gallery opens ‘Back to the Future’

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery presents “Back to the Future” by members Heidi Gutersloh and David Woodward. The opening reception is Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 11 Woodruff St. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display through ...

Jellyman’s Daughter duo will perform at Upper Jay Arts Center

UPPER JAY — Emily Kelly and Graham Coe are perfectly capable of explaining what a jellyman’s daughter is, but they won’t. They prefer to keep it a mystery and have other people make their own theories. As far as the public knows, it’s just a moniker on which they decided while ...

New Keene art gallery

KEENE — On Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 5-8, a new art gallery will open in the village of Keene. Lifelong photographers and career mountain guides, R.L. & Karen Stolz, established Vertical Perspectives Photography to share their artistic vision and the new Alpenhaus Gallery ...

Stop in to the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society

LAKE PLACID — As a stop on New York State Path Through History Weekend Saturday and Sunday, join the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society as it dives into its collections storage in a rare behind the scenes tour. Tours are available with general museum admission, which is $5 for ...

Muskmelons

Sweet, juicy, orange muskmelons are now at area farm stands. They’re a delicious treat this time of year! The large, round fruit grow on trailing vines and mature in late summer or early fall. Because they’re very frost-sensitive and need a long, hot growing season they won’t be around ...

Political film series launched

SARANAC LAKE — Free Monday Night Movies are being held at the Adirondack Voters for Change storefront at 28 Broadway. The film series will begin Monday, Oct. 8. All films will start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to bring their own beverages. In keeping with AVfC’s focus ...