Weekender A&E

Winter Carnival returns with solid entertainment options

SARANAC LAKE — Winter Carnival starts this weekend. On top of festivities such as the lady’s frying pan toss, snowshoe races and the parade, many local establishments will host their own events that coincide with the celebration. - Waterhole The Waterhole bar and live music venue on ...

Three chances to catch ‘Death & Acids’ murder mystery

SARANAC LAKE — It is said that all politics are local; then that means all of the government wanted Travis Rex dead. The departed mayor of Trout Lake was found dead in a pool of chemicals that were not accidental. Thus is the beginning “Death & Acids” as the Gem*Boy Productions ...

Gaffney’s ‘Lush Lands’ at Guild in February

SARANAC LAKE — “Lush Lands,” a collection of new landscape paintings by Georgeanne Gaffney, will be on display at the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery Feb. 1-28. An opening reception will be held at the Gallery on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Working in a variety of mediums ...

NorthWind gallery hosts exhibit

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery, at 11 Woodruff St., kicks off 2019 with its “Prehistory: Origins of Art” exhibit. As Saranac Lake’s “Prehistoric Park” Winter Carnival comes to town, the gallery will be showing brand new artistic interpretations with a prehistoric ...

Root Veggies make a great tasting stew

It’s mid-winter. Frigid. Blustery. We crave warm, nourishing comfort foods. And stew fits the bill. Slow-cooked, delicious, nutritious and hearty, it will raise everyone’s spirits. Delicious broth-based stews combine meat or beans with vegetables and grains or potatoes for an easy, ...

Shine On! empowers young girls with free workshops

My husband and I are the parents that limited “screen time” for our children. We had numerous conversations about Internet safety. We read books and talked with friends. Some elements we discussed resonated, but a lot of what we said seemed to be filed away in a seldom used section of my ...

2019 Juried Art Show at Artists Guild

SARANAC LAKThe Adirondack Artists Guild will hold its 21st annual juried show from March 8 through April 20 2019. A reception will be held on Friday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. with awards announced at 6 p.m. The exhibit is open to all living artists 18 years of age and older. All media are ...

February Juried Art Show continues LPCA tradition

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is encouraging artists of all skill levels, media and genre to submit work for a Black & White Juried Art Show. A Black & White themed show has been held at the LPCA approximately every other year over the past 20 years and is ...

Winter Food Summit at Wild Center

TUPPER LAKE — The North Country Food Justice Working Group is holding its second annual Winter Food Summit, titled “Feed Back: Cultivating Action,” at the Wild Center. The summit is held in the hope that all North Country residents can have access to healthy, affordable food in all ...

Rohe-ring art

SARANAC LAKE — Raptors invade the Waterhole, a caveman steps out of the Dew Drop Inn, and a giant Tyrannosaurus rex marches down Main Street. These are just a few of the images from the mind and brush of local artist Scott Rohe. The paintings are inspired by the theme for this year’s ...

Open house at Loon Center for Winter Carnival parade

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation will host a “Winter Carnival Parade Open House” at 15 Broadway. This event is free to all, and will be held from noon to 4p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. All are welcome to visit the Loon Center to warm up with some hot ...

“Guys on Ice” comedy returns to the Pendragon Theatre stage

SARANAC LAKE — Brenden Gotham and Lucky Cerruti zipped up their one-piece snowsuits — snug and warm. Gotham’s was red and black with a purple chest, kind of making him look like the winterized version of a NASCAR pit crew member. Underneath he wore a shirt that said “Education is ...

Emotions flare in ‘God of Carnage’ at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE — School yard fights can be messy, but heated arguments among adults can be messier. The Adirondack Stage Rats will perform Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” at BluSeed Studios this month. The play follows two sets of parents as they try to resolve a scuffle between ...

‘Guys on Ice’ fishing musical returns to Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE — “Guys on Ice” is returning to Pendragon Theatre. Last performed at Pendragon in 2017 to sell-out houses, the popular musical, by Fred Alley and James Kaplan, opens this Friday, Jan. 25, and runs through Feb. 24. This play, loaded with North Country humor, is ...

North Country Jr. Iron Chef returns

Does any else remember school cafeteria food actually tasting good? Does anyone remember when “mystery meat” was whispered around the table because no one could ascertain what food product was on the plate? Before I get a lot of hate mail, I’m not talking about the effort that went into ...

Collage works at Lake Placid library

LAKE PLACID — A collage is defined by Webster’s as “a work of art (made) by pasting on a single surface various materials not normally associated with one another, as newspaper clippings, parts of photographs, theater tickets, and fragments of an envelope.” Pretty much everyone ...

Wind Ensemble concerts Saturday-Sunday

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Daniel Gordon and guest conductor Melanie Brooks, will perform a program entitled, “A Finnish-American Celebration” on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Saranac Lake High School Auditorium, and on Sunday, Jan. 27 at ...

Impact of road salt on groundwater Jan. 31 at Library Lunch program

SARANAC LAKE — Dan Kelting will present “Road Salt and the Contamination of Adirondack Groundwater” on Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Kelting, the executive director of the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smiths College will ...