Weekender A&E

Arts center downtown?

SARANAC LAKE - The village and Pendragon Theatre are teaming up on a plan to build a community arts center somewhere downtown.The project, in concept, could include a new performance theater for Pendragon, a movie theater planned by local businessman Peter Wilson and space for various arts, ...

Author talks about writing a novel in a month

TUPPER LAKE - Jamie Sheffield's writing philosophy can be summed up in four words: Write fast; edit slow.Sheffield, who lives in Lake Clear, subscribes to a modified version of the philosophy espoused by National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, a creative writing project that challenges ...

Students organize color run for food pantry Sunday

SARANAC LAKE - Three Saranac Lake High School students have planned a colorful event to help their community.After attending the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminar, a conference dedicated to inspiring young people to make a difference, Juniors Hayden Hartman, Hannah Latour and Silas Swanson ...

AdkAction.org symposium focuses on enhancing arts

LAKE PLACID - The first-ever Adirondack Cultural Symposium was held Thursday at the Conference Center at Lake Placid.The event was sponsored by AdkAction.org, a project-oriented nonprofit group that has thus far taken on projects related to road salt reduction, saving monarch butterflies, ...

Brother act

The Gibson Brothers are working on their script for the annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Show, which Eric and Leigh Gibson will host Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina.Meanwhile, those interested in seeing the two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year can attend their sets at ...

Intense documentary comes to LPCA this weekend

Jack Baxter is intimately familiar with the phrase, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray."Baxter, a New York-based filmmaker and freelance journalist, will appear Friday and Saturday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts along with his wife, Producer Fran Strauss-Baxter. ...

‘1,000 Postcards to Vermontville’ on display at BluSeed Studios

SARANAC LAKE - BluSeed Studios presents the work of Travis Jeffrey in a unique new exhibit titled, "1,000 Postcards to Vermontville," featuring individually hand-made postcards utilizing hardcover book covers, acrylic, watercolor, collage, found objects, etc., and sent through the U.S. mail.The ...

‘A Night with Elvis’

TUPPER LAKE - Impersonator Joe Ransey will perform "A Night with Elvis" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the former Holy Ghost Academy building on Marion Avenue. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Lake Placid Public Library displays watercolor exhibit

LAKE PLACID - Lyn DuMoulin's deeply rooted attachment for the Adirondacks is caught through the clarity of vibrant water colors and light filling her paintings now on exhibit at the Guy Brewster Hughes Gallery at the Lake Placid Public Library.Although the greater part of her adult life has ...

‘Hurray USA!’ Slideshow at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE - On Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m., photographer Gerry Lemmo will present his slideshow "Hurray USA!" at Saranac Village at Will Rogers.This photo series will include digital slides of historical sites, both east and west and the music that bridges our American history.Lemmo's ...

Adirondack Singers preparing for winter concert

SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondack Singers will start rehearsing Sept. 15 for this year's Winter Holiday Concert on Tuesdays from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. at the Adirondack Alliance Church in Saranac Lake.The rehearsals will culminate with two performances, the first on Friday, Dec. 4 in Long Lake, the ...

Adirondack Plein Air Festival announces winners

SARANAC LAKE - The results of the seventh annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival are in.Fifty-five artists participated in the festival, painting the world around them from Aug. 18 to 21. Eighty-six paintings of Adirondack scenes by 45 participating artists found new homes, and 400 people ...

Pendragon’s ‘Seagull’ stares into the sun of human weakness

According to Wikipedia, the sacred font of all knowledge, "Chekhov's Gun" is a dramatic principle that requires every element in a narrative to be irreplaceable, with anything else removed. In other words, if your play features a gun, it had better go off.Yes, there is a gun in Anton Chekhov's ...

‘46ers’ is labor of love

PAUL SMITHS - It started as a documentary and turned into a love story.At the end of Blake Cortright's freshman year in college, he joined his father and brother on an adventure in the Adirondack High Peaks that would largely define the next three years of the young filmmaker's life.It was a ...

Hobofest returns … but in Riverside Park

SARANAC LAKE - Hobofest is here again, and, while there have been plenty of changes since last year, the festival remains a free celebration of the independent hobo spirit."I'm a visual artist, but I'm very interested in music performance," festival cofounder Peter Seward told the Enterprise. ...

Pendragon Theatre opens ‘The Seagull’ tonight

SARANAC LAKE - There are a few things Director Anne Thibault wants you to know about Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." First and foremost, she wants to remind you of how funny it is."Chekhov thinks of his plays as comedies," she told the Enterprise at a roundtable discussion with the cast Friday. ...

Olympic Car Show and Parade returns Sunday

LAKE PLACID - The 33rd annual Olympic Car Show and Parade, to support the Lake Placid Ski Club, will be held on Sunday Sept. 6, on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid.The show is sponsored by Hoffman Auto, High Peaks and Egglefield Ford, Hoffman & Eells CPAs, P.C., Wes Moody ...

LPCA presents ‘The 46ers’ documentary

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents "The 46ers," a documentary film by Blake Cortright.The feature will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door, and are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at ...