Weekender A&E

Carolina Chocolate Drops founder Dom Flemons will perform tonight at BluSeed Studios.
(Photo provided — Laura Carbone)

Grammy-award winner Dom Flemons will perform Thursday night at BluSeed Studios

SARANAC LAKE — Despite click-clacking cow rib bones together for musical pleasure, wearing wide corduroy pants and suspenders, and singing about old times being “ain’t nothing like they used to be,” Dom Flemons isn’t a man trapped in another century. He’s an artist who brings ...

Artwork by Lee Ann Sporn
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‘Catching the Light’ at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery

SARANAC LAKE — The NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery will host an opening for “Catching the Light,” featuring the works of Kristina Mueller and Lee Ann Sporn, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. The exhibit will be on display during the month of February. It was inspired by the seemingly ...

Winter salads

Ah, summer. It is gone – but it will come again, bringing fresh greens and sun-ripened, garden fresh, juicy tomatoes ... I shun store-bought tomatoes that have traveled in refrigerated trucks across the continent. They don’t even come close in flavor to our summer garden gems. Fresh ...

More than 80 Saranac Lake residents, artists and business owners attended AMS Planning and Research’s meeting to address and make suggestions about the future of arts and culture in the village at the Saranac Lake Free Library Wednesday, Jan. 10.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Study aims to capitalize on Saranac Lake arts

SARANAC LAKE — With more than 19 venues for live music, art exhibits and educational workshops, this community has a lot of arts and culture to offer, and consultants say a more combined effort among these venues, local businesses and state organizations could have a successful economic ...

Lynn Waickman (left) plays a recorder while James Coleman plays ukulele and sings at the Upper Jay Art Center’s January Jams Sunday, Jan. 7. The large instrument made of plywood standing next to Waickman is also a recorder, one with low octaves close to that of a cello.
(Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

Upper Jay Art Center offers musical fun in January Jams

What: January Jams Where: Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 Old Route 9N, Upper Jay When: Every Sunday in January from 2 to 6 p.m. How much: Donation --- UPPER JAY — There are many things that can make an open mic night bad or frustrating — guests are too loud, hosts pick favorites and ...

This picture of Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina is one of the over 25 photographs in Chrissy Thomsen’s gallery exhibit in Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay, on display through February.
(Photo provided — Chrissy Thomsen)

Photographer opens exhibit on landscape, culture and history

UPPER JAY — Adirondack resident and photographer Chrissy Thomsen has been documenting landscapes and nature for 35 years. On Sunday, Jan. 7 she opened her art exhibit on UNESCO sites, a gallery of photographs from her travels to UNESCO sites across the globe. UNESCO, United Nations ...

Josie’s Cabin at Mount Van Hoevenberg’s Cross-Country Ski Center hosts an interactive natural history series on select Saturdays.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Warming up with Adirondack History Lectures

Being active and outside in winter is just one opportunity to get the full Adirondack encounter. With visiting family and friends, we like to have options that can please a wide range of abilities while still being able to be tourists in our own town. Learning about local history doesn’t ...

Martin Luther King Coffeehouse Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — The Martin Luther King Coffeehouse, a free event for all ages celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., will return at 7 p.m. Saturday to the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake. There will be reading of his words, music, storytelling, and art, ...

Bobby Kyle and the Administrators take the stage this weekend at Delta Blue

LAKE PLACID — Bobby Kyle and the Administrators will take the Delta Blue stage from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Jan. 12 and Saturday, Jan. 13. Bobby Kyle has had a passion for the blues all his life and has devoted much of it to pursuing that passion. In today's music scene there ...

Warm up with soup

Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re chilled to the bone, there’s nothing like a bowl of hot soup. The thermometer shows negative digits. Winds howl and blow. Soup simmers on the stove, filling the house with comforting scents. It creates steam, adding humidity and warmth to dry ...

Author will speak at Guild Friday

SARANAC LAKE — Adam Federman, the author of “Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray,” will be at the Adirondack Artists Guild on Friday to sign copies of his book with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments. At 5:30, he will ...

SL arts-culture plan meeting is Wednesday

SARANAC LAKE — The public will have a chance to hear the preliminary recommendations from the Saranac Lake Arts and Culture Master Plan at a public meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library. AMS Planning and Research’s presentation will analyze ...

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Manning featured at Artists Guild in February

(Editor's note: This art show, originally scheduled to open Friday at the Adirondack Artists' Guild, has been postponed until February.) SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will host the Guild’s 2017 juried art show winner, Lynn Manning of Peru, as its featured artist for the ...

Professor Louie and the Crowmatix
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Professor Louie and the Crowmatix take the Delta Blue stage this weekend

LAKE PLACID — Professor Louie and the Crowmatix will take the Delta Blue stage Friday, Jan 5 and Saturday, Jan. 6 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Professor Louie and Crowmatix began as the studio backing band for Aaron “Professor Louie’s” musical productions for the Rock and Roll Hall ...

Two films at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will show both an Exhibition on Screen film and a National Theatre Live play this weekend — the documentary “Canaletto and the Art of Venice” on Friday and the broadcast of “Young Marx” on Saturday. --- “Canaletto and the Art ...

Baby, it’s cold outside — prevent frostbite

Frost bite isn’t “Jack Frost nipping at your nose.” It’s more severe and doesn’t come with a snappy song. The mere thought of my skin being cold enough to start forming ice crystals below the surface sounds more horror film than holiday special. After recently joining in a frosty ...

Leek and Apple Salad 
(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

Did you make New Year’s Resolutions in 2018? Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to stay on a budget? Or to stay in shape? Or have healthier eating habits? Did you make a resolution to lose weight? According to data from the University of Scranton, about 45 percent of Americans make ...

LPCA to display local art teachers’ work

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will host a reception to celebrate the opening of “Those Who Can ...” from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. This new exhibit aims to showcase the artistic talents of the region’s art teachers who work tirelessly to encourage their own students' ...