Weekender A&E

Brock Gonyea stands in the yard of his parents’ house in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Golden voice finds fans

TUPPER LAKE — Next time you grab gas and snacks at the Wawbeek Quick Stop in Tupper Lake, you may want to have the attendant autograph your receipt. Twenty-one-year-old Tupper native Brock Gonyea, who more often than not can be spotted behind the gas station counter wearing Green Bay ...

Unwinding and reconnecting

My son and other members of his Spanish Club just returned from a trip to South America. We raised funds for a year, had numerous meetings, met chaperones and finally sent the students on their way. It was a glimpse into our future. Sending him off to Peru reminded me of his first day of ...

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. presents gender-swapped ‘Macbeth’ at Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Shakespeare Company opens its Spring Repertory Season to the public on Friday at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake with a new, gender-swapped production of “Macbeth,” the famous Scottish tragedy. This season’s production stars Simone Stadler as the title ...

Roger Mitchell leads poetry workshop in Upper Jay

UPPER JAY — The Upper Jay Art Center has announced a second poetry workshop led by Roger Mitchell. This time it will be somewhat shorter (six weeks instead of eight) and compressed into a two-and-a-half-week period. It will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, starting May 23 and ...

Rolf Lassgard plays the curmudgeon Ove (pronounced “OOO-va”) in the Swedish comedy-drama movie “A Man Called Ove.”
(Image provided)

‘A Man Called Ove’

If you go ... What: Movie, “A Man Called Ove” When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid How much: $7 More info: LPCA box office, 518-523-2512 or lakeplacidarts.org, or Adirondack Film Society Operations Manager Fred Balzac, ...

Daffest kicks off today

SARANAC LAKE — The village’s annual spring-time celebration is back for another year. The seventh-annual Daffest gets underway today with a poker run and pub crawl that kicks off at the Blue Moon Cafe at 4 p.m. Prizes will be given away all night at restaurants and pubs throughout the ...

Time for spring cleaning, swimming in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — People will dash into Mirror Lake at noon Saturday for the 10th annual Plunge for a Cause, right after the Lake Placid Village Clean Up. Sign-in for Plunge for a Cause will be at 11:30 a.m. for the event and costume judging. Registration and signed parental permission is ...

“Late at Night” by Sandra Young won the People’s Choice Award at the Adirondack Artists Guild’s recent juried show.

Sandra Young wins People’s Choice Award at Guild show

SARANAC LAKE — The juried show at the Adirondack Artists Guild has ended, the votes have been counted for the People’s Choice award, and Sandra Young of Dickinson Center received the most votes for her oil painting “Late at Night.” A local supporter of the arts donates the prize ...

In Demme’s eclectic career, a nonstop rock ‘n’ roll beat

NEW YORK — Through Jonathan Demme’s freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock ‘n’ roll beat. Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music coordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called “Sudden ...

Curt Stager
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SAM Fest founder: PSC is a college of arts and sciences

Curt Stager — professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College, co-host of North Country Public Radio’s “Natural Selections” and holder of the Lussi-Draper Endowed Chair in Lake Ecology and Paleoecology at Paul Smith’s College — is also the driving force behind the ...

Spoken-word fest comes to colleges to address sexual assault issues

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Writing and Planned Parenthood Sexual Assault Services are teaming up to pilot the first Listen Poetry Festival. The public portion of the festival will be held on two days: Monday at 7 p.m. in Freer Hall at Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, ...

Petrova Elementary School students pick up litter along train tracks at Bloomingdale Avenue and Margaret Street, Saranac Lake, for Earth Day last April.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Resolutions for Earth Day

Last year my family took an Earth Day resolution. We sat down and discussed what we could do to help protect the earth. For over 10 years, my children have spent Earth Day at various trailheads, filling bags full of rubbish. Ten years of picking up other people’s styrofoam containers, ...

An opening reception for the inaugural EAT ADK Restaurant Week is held in May 2016 at the Saratoga Olive Oil Company.
(Photo provided by EAT ADK)

EAT ADK Restaurant Week venues announced

Thirty-seven restaurants from six communities will host the second Eat ADK Restaurant Week from next Thursday, April 27 through the following Thursday, May 4. This year’s event, hoped to be an annual occurrance, includes restaurants in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, ...

PSC gears up for fourth annual SAM Fest

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College will hold a daylong festival of music, art and TED-style science talks Saturday at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. The Science, Art and Music Festival, or SAM Fest, is now in its fourth year. It will feature a mix of performances by North Country ...

Two-grain, two-bean salad (Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

Sorghum: The grain you may not have heard of

You may not know what it is, but sorghum, drizzled on buttermilk biscuits, is as popular in the South as maple syrup is in the Northeast. Milled sorghum flour is rapidly becoming a go-to for gluten-free baking. As a grain, sorghum can be a delicious part of salads, soups or breakfast ...

Joni Mitchell

Seeking 28 to cover Joni Mitchell

UPPER JAY — The Upper Jay Art Center, aka Recovery Lounge, is looking for 28 local musicians of all ages and levels of experience to participate in a celebration of the music of Joni Mitchell at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Each performer or group of performers is asked to contribute a ...

Play reading tonight at Recovery

UPPER JAY — The Upper Jay Art Center, aka Recovery Lounge, presents a reading of Paul Zindel’s 1971 play “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. James Coleman directs. The cast is Lia Loomis, Linnae D’Auria, Sophe Locke, ...