Weekender A&E

Tuttle wins Best in Show at LPCA exhibition

Saranac Lake Central School District senior Brooke Tuttle received the Best in Show award in the Lake Placid Center for the Arts’ annual North Country Middle/High School Juried Art Exhibition. Tuttle’s tiny acrylic paintings of endangered animals, “Endangered,” competed with 82 ...

Kate Smith revisited

LAKE PLACID — Her song is no longer played during the seventh-inning stretch at New York Yankees games, and a statue of her outside the Philadelphia Flyers’ arena was removed. These sports teams used to love Kate Smith, but now they have discontinued playing her rendition of “God Bless ...

DRI project spurs further upgrades at BluSeed Studios

SARANAC LAKE — Interior and exterior improvements are planned at BluSeed Studios to complement its Downtown Revitalization Initiative project for a new elevator. “We thought it was a little further down the road, but this was a great opportunity,” said Kathy Recchia, BluSeed’s ...

Nicholas Edward Williams coming to BluSeed Studios stage Thursday

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios contributes entertainment to spring break in Saranac Lake bringing Nicholas Edward Williams to the Live at BluStage concert series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Williams is a Seattle-born emerging singer/songwriter whose nomadic childhood--traveling through ...

Earth Day 2019: Protecting our species

With Easter falling on April 21 this year, we want to make sure that Earth Day doesn’t get forgotten. Though I’m sure we are all doing what we can to help reduce plastics and our waste, it is always nice to have a day to remember that we really do only have one earth. Every year my family ...

HBO to film outside theater in Lake Placid, looking to cast extras

LAKE PLACID — The village board approved filming for the HBO TV series “Succession” on the sidewalk outside the Palace Theatre on Main Street at Monday night’s meeting. “Succession” stars Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and focuses on the Logans, a ...

Passover lamb, Easter lamb

Spring has sprung! The weather is turned warm and snow is vanishing rapidly. Crocuses are blooming in front of the library. Soon, other spring flowers will join them, adding color to gardens and woodlands. Spring is a time of new beginnings. New life sprouts from the earth. Through the ages, ...

Community String Orchestra plans public sharing for May 30

LAKE PLACID — The group of string players prepped their instruments in the Lake Placid Synagogue Thursday — tuning violins, waxing horsehair bows, making small edits to sheet music. Some were young. Some were old. Some had played for decades, and some were just starting their musical ...

Town supports Music on the Green for second year

SARANAC LAKE — The Harrietstown Town Council approved funding for the Music on the Green concert series on Thursday night. This summer will mark the sixth year of the free Wednesday night concert series on the Berkeley Green. The town council approved $1,500 in funding for the program. ...

Dark Marbles release ‘Brit-Pop Faves’

Paul Roalsvig was halfway through recording “Back to the Garage,” a compilation of 1960s garage-rock songs with his band, The Dark Marbles, when he realized some of the songs just weren’t going to fit. “They were too poppy, sweet and innocent,” Roalsvig said in a phone interview ...

Daby Toure on stage Saturday in Upper Jay

UPPER JAY — Daby Toure will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Recovery Lounge. Born in Mauritania, and raised in Senegal, Daby Toure lived more than a quarter century in Paris before moving recently to Montreal. While his father and uncles formed the pioneering Afropop ...

Nicholas Edward Williams spends spring break in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios contributes entertainment to spring break in Saranac Lake bringing Nicholas Edward Williams to the Live at BluStage concert series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Williams is a Seattle-born emerging singer/songwriter whose nomadic childhood--traveling ...

Finding eggs and scavenger hunts

My children are no longer toddlers, but they still get excited for a family egg hunt. There is something so exciting for the chance to find treasure, whether it is buried in the ground or hiding in a tree. Though most egg hunts are for the very small, there are opportunities for everyone to ...

Turmeric: India’s golden spice

I’ve been hearing a lot about turmeric. There are many reports singing the praises of this yellow spice. Claims say that it’s good for many things that ail us. It’s an anti-inflammatory, and can relieve pain as effectively as ibuprofen. It helps curb excessive immune responses ...

Pendragon Theatre announces winners of Young Playwright Contest

SARANAC LAKE — After reading over 40 plays submitted by high school and middle school playwrights, a team of professional actors, directors and writers have chosen the winners of the contest portion of Pendragon’s Young Playwright Festival. In the high school category, first place ...

Healthy eating April 18

SARANAC LAKE — Carl Bowen, the director of nutritional services at Adirondack Medical Center will present “Today’s Perspectives on Healthy Eating”“ at the next Library Lunch program at the Saranac Lake Free Library at noon Thursday, April 18. Since joining the staff of AMC in ...

NorthWind combines poetry with visual art

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts gallery held its third annual poetry opening Friday. In a combining of media, poets and artists collaborated and expressed both written and visual art. David Crews collaborated with painter Heidi Gutersloh and read a poem called “Still Life.” This ...

ArtWorks interested in adding musicians

SARANAC LAKE — The local nonprofit arts marketing group Saranac Lake ArtWorks is working to extend its membership to include musicians, too. Through a membership system, ArtWorks catalogs local artists, galleries and studios in one digital location. The ArtWorks website links to ...