Weekender A&E

Lynn, Duggan return for Holiday Concert with local guest

SARANAC LAKE — Musician Peggy Lynn stood on stage, rehearsing her original song “Be the Light,” which describes the Winter Solstice. The whole time she sang, she also signed the lyrics in American sign language. “It’s all about the theme of light and the darkest time of ...

Cameraman from Saranac Lake area saves a life on reality TV

SARANAC LAKE — At the stern of the superyacht My Sienna, a rope snared the leg of a deckhand, yanking him into the water. Cameraman Brent Freeburg, a Saranac Lake area native, had a split-second decision to make. As part of the crew filming the Bravo reality TV show “Below Deck,” a ...

‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ opens at Pendragon Friday

SARANAC LAKE — This holiday season Pendragon Theatre presents the classic story of love and friendship, “The Velveteen Rabbit.” The show opens this Friday, Dec. 14, and runs through Dec. 28. This family-friendly favorite joins a boy and his rabbit in a world of strange and ...

LPCA screens winter sports film ‘Face of Winter’

LAKE PLACID — In what has become an annual ski season tradition, Warren Miller Entertainment returns to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with the 69th winter sports film “Face of Winter,” presented by Volkswagen, will be screened on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. (the lobby will ...

Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan double up at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios presents veteran entertainers Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan for two signature BluSeed events this December. First, on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Lynn and Duggan will host Open-Minded Mic Night featuring talented local performers on the stage in the BluSeed ...

Cranberries and oranges bring in holiday cheer

Will Santa leave an orange in your stocking this Christmas? This simple tradition seems strange in our modern, busy, techno-geek world. But once upon a time, for those living in cold northern climates, oranges were rare, delectable treats. In The Long Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder writes about ...

LPCA brings back ‘A Very Electric Christmas’ Dec. 19

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will light up the holidays with a special presentation of Lightwire Theater’s “A Very Electric Christmas” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. The performance takes place live on stage, but in complete darkness. Tickets are $10 in ...

‘Escape at Dannemora’ nominated for awards

’Tis the season of screen awards nominations, and presents are pouring in for “Escape at Dannemora.” The Ben Stiller-directed limited television series on two convicted murderers’ 2015 breakout from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora has been nominated for two Golden Globe ...

Tupper native’s movie screening to benefit ski club

TUPPER LAKE — As snow falls on the Big Tupper Ski Area — which may open this season — skiers itching to get out on the slopes can find temporary relief at the State Theater Thursday evening. Christine Day, along with State owner Sally Strasser, are screening the movie “All In” ...

Student Mary Keating is a multi-talented musician

SARANAC LAKE — High school senior Mary Keating sings, plays saxophone, skis, bakes and takes photographs, and those are just her extracurricular activities. Pile those on top of her regular school schedule, and you’ve got an all-star student. Keating and Saranac Lake High School ...

Northern Lights Choir hosts holiday concert Friday

SARANAC LAKE — Northern Lights Choir Director Helen Demong said she likes to have a diverse group of people singing a diverse set of music. “It’s a combination of opera buffa, Americana, Christmas and Hanukkah music, which creates a very eclectic mix,” she said. “Some groups ...

Winter holiday concert Saturday at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Village at Will Rogers will host a winter holiday concert performed by community musicians to benefit the local food pantry at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Performers include the Saranac Lake High School Jazz Ensemble, the Saranac Lake High School Men’s and ...

Brossard’s ‘Out Painting’ featured at Guild for Dec.

SARANAC LAKE — “Out Painting” is Nancy Brossard’s feature show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of December. Brossard works in oils, painting directly from nature in plein air. Her landscape paintings are often inspired by water. A love of water lilies is ...

NorthWind Gallery adds Mary Woodcock Johnson as new member

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery introduces its newest member, Mary Woodcock Johnson, who notes, “I love living and painting in Saranac Lake because I enjoy a small-town atmosphere. Painting the people and places of Saranac Lake has engaged me for the past 35 years.” The ...

Altruism through Joy of Giving party and giving trees

We survive Black Friday, attend Small Business Saturday, and search through the Cyber Monday deals. We are consumers and can get caught up in all the “must haves” that keep showing up in our mailbox and through Internet ads, and TV commercials. To remind ourselves that this holiday season ...

‘Songs of the Season’ Dec. 13

SARANAC LAKE — The Library Lunch Series will present its annual holiday music program “Songs of the Season,” at noon on Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. This year, three local groups will perform including The Rustic Riders, Slo Jam, and the ...

NCCC hosts Pottery Open House today

SARANAC LAKE — North Country Community College will host a Pottery Open House at the Saranac Lake campus from noon to 6 p.m. today. The open house is an opportunity to learn more about the art of making pottery and the spring 2019 pottery class being offered at the college. “We are ...

Lake Placid High School winter concert

LAKE PLACID — The music department at Lake Placid High School will present a winter concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the high school auditorium. The community is invited to come and share an evening of seasonal music with performances by the High School Chorus, Band, Women's ...