Weekender A&E

Celebrate Father’s Day at the annual Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club’s free fishing derby.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Celebrating Father’s Day and a free fishing day

There are always plenty of organized events that honor our mothers for Mother’s Day and fathers for Father’s Day. When my father passed on, I realized that I no longer seemed to fit into a traditional model for celebrating Father’s Day. I didn’t get to send a card or make a phone call. ...

Lake Placid Institute’s summer events

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute for the Arts & Humanities has announced its lineup of events and programs for the summer season. The 24 Hours Photo Contest Exhibition is now underway at the Lake Placid Public Library through June 29. The contest is open to all high ...

Trey Frantz, 9, of Lake Placid, accepts the Best Actor award during Friday night’s screenings of the three films college students created as part of the “Sleepless in Lake Placid” film competition as part of the Lake Placid Film Forum.
(Enterprise photo — Antonio Olivero)

Lake Placid boy wins ‘Sleepless’ Best Actor at Film Forum

LAKE PLACID — A 9-year-old boy from this village was named the Best Actor of the “Sleepless in Lake Placid” competition as part of this weekend’s Lake Placid Film Forum. Trey Frantz played the role of Sam in the "Child’s Play" film written and directed by a team of film students ...

Pictured is Director Brian T. Brown, whose Olympics-themed documentary “The Last Gold” had its East Coast premiere at the 2016 Lake Placid Film Forum. The historic Palace Theatre is again one of the main venues for the Lake Placid Film Forum, which kicked off Wednesday and will run through Sunday, June 11.
(Photo provided — Ben Stechschulte)

Lake Placid Film Forum is back

LAKE PLACID — The annual Lake Placid Film Forum, now celebrating its 16th year, kicked off Wednesday and runs through Sunday, June 11. Venues for this year’s festival include the Palace Theatre on Main Street, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the Whiteface Lodge and Northwood ...

From the right, Lake Placid’s Alan, Emma and Ayden Patterson stand in front of the Palace Theater Wednesday evening before watching “Eddie the Eagle,” the first movie show in this year’s Lake Placid Film Forum.
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Olympian’s story kicks off Lake Placid Film Forum

LAKE PLACID — For those who aren’t avid fans of ski jumping but have some familiarity with the sport, the name Eddie the Eagle has to ring a bell. A member of Great Britain’s 1988 Winter Olympic team that competed in Calgary, Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards never came close to being a ...

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Camp Pendragon Gala Variety Show Sunday

SARANAC LAKE — Singing, dancing, acting and puppets are only part of the Camp Pendragon Gala Variety Show coming up at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 11. Pendragon Theatre will celebrate Camp Pendragon alumni and raise funds for their upcoming Camp Pendragon production, Roald Dahl’s “James and ...

Professor Louie and the Crowmatix
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Professor Louie and the Crowmatix at Delta Blue

LAKE PLACID — Professor Louie and the Crowmatix will take the Delta Blue stage from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10. Professor Louie & Crowmatix began as the studio backing band for Aaron “Professor Louie’s” musical productions for the Rock and Roll Hall ...

‘Abstraction’ show opens Friday at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios will host an opening for the 5th annual “Abstraction” show from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 9. Best in Show and first place awards will be selected by the BluSeed Studios Artistic director. There will also be a People’s Choice Award selected by popular ...

Enjoy a free community day at Great Camp Sagamore.
(Photo provided — Diane Chase)

Free Community Day at Great Camp Sagamore

Sometimes describing the significance of the Adirondack Great Camps to visiting friends isn’t enough. Sometimes we just need to go to the birthplace of the rustic architectural movement by visiting the area where it all began. Though Great Camp Sagamore in Raquette Lake isn’t the first ...

Moe.down music festival is back in Turin June 30-July 2

After a nearly three-year hiatus, Moe.down 16 will return to the Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin, from June 30 to July 2. Moe.down is described as three days of music, camping and fun. For those of you not familiar with Moe.down, it’s a music festival headlined by the band Moe (generally ...

(Photo provided — Carl Rubino)

Curth hosts album release party

Sven Curth has released his third album “People never seem to amaze me,” which was self recorded and produced (mixed by local sound engineer Tom Varga) and is available for purchase on most popular online music platforms. There will be a CD release party at A Point of View Gallery in Lake ...

Spring Carnival & Bazaar fundraiser Saturday

LAKE PLACID — The FRIENDS organization and the Lake Placid Elementary School present the annual Spring Carnival and Bazaart from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10 at the elementary school, 318 Old Military Road. The Community Bazaar is open to the Tri-Lakes community. The Bazaar ...

The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble
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NAVE will perform Tuesday at United Methodist Church

The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble will perform “Of Nations and Kingdoms: Choral Masterworks of Randall Thompson” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 at the Saranac Lake United Methodist Church. The concert will feature two of Thompson’s most frequently performed extended works: The ...

(Photo provided — Yvona Fast)

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day is June 9

“I want another slice of rhubarb tart. I want another lovely slice. I’m not disparaging the blueberry pie But rhubarb tart is oh so very nice. A rhubarb what? A rhubarb tart! A whatbarb tart? A rhubarb tart! I want another slice of rhubarb tart!” — John Cleese No one ...

‘Adirondack Fire Towers’ republished with restored towers

A new edition of “Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and Lore, The Southern Districts,” written by Martin Podskoch, has just been republished. It features a new chapter devoted to the men and women who helped restore the Adirondack fire towers since Podskoch’s book was first ...

Actor and filmmaker Ben Stiller (hooded, center) braves the rain in downtown Plattsburgh with a film crew Tuesday.
(Photo provided — Jason Cerone)

Stiller scouting prison break series in Plattsburgh

Actor and filmmaker Ben Stiller braved the rain in downtown Plattsburgh with a film crew Tuesday. Showtime recently confirmed that Stiller will direct and executive-produce the eight-hour series, “Escape at Dannemora,” which has been green-lighted to begin production later this year. It ...

Drew Benware (Photo provided)

Local music teacher in the running for Grammy honor

SARANAC LAKE — Drew Benware, the vocal music teacher at Saranac Lake High School, has been nominated for a Grammy — well, kind of. The Recording Academy, which presents the famous Grammy music awards, and the Grammy Museum announced Wednesday the names of 197 quarterfinalists for their ...