Weekender A&E

Ski jumpers highlight Flaming Leaves Festival

LAKE PLACID — Despite being called ski jumping, the sport can be performed without any snow at all. The state Olympic Regional Development Authority and the New York Ski Educational Foundation will hold it’s annual Flaming Leaves Festival this Saturday and Sunday at the Olympic Jumping ...

‘Season of Color’ opens at Guild

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “Season of Color,” an exhibit featuring work by all 15 members, during the month of October. Each artist will have an autumn-themed piece on display in this special show, as well as other work throughout the gallery. The ...

Northwind gallery opens ‘Back to the Future’

SARANAC LAKE — NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery presents “Back to the Future” by members Heidi Gutersloh and David Woodward. The opening reception is Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 11 Woodruff St. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be on display through ...

Jellyman’s Daughter duo will perform at Upper Jay Arts Center

UPPER JAY — Emily Kelly and Graham Coe are perfectly capable of explaining what a jellyman’s daughter is, but they won’t. They prefer to keep it a mystery and have other people make their own theories. As far as the public knows, it’s just a moniker on which they decided while ...

New Keene art gallery

KEENE — On Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 5-8, a new art gallery will open in the village of Keene. Lifelong photographers and career mountain guides, R.L. & Karen Stolz, established Vertical Perspectives Photography to share their artistic vision and the new Alpenhaus Gallery ...

Stop in to the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society

LAKE PLACID — As a stop on New York State Path Through History Weekend Saturday and Sunday, join the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society as it dives into its collections storage in a rare behind the scenes tour. Tours are available with general museum admission, which is $5 for ...

Muskmelons

Sweet, juicy, orange muskmelons are now at area farm stands. They’re a delicious treat this time of year! The large, round fruit grow on trailing vines and mature in late summer or early fall. Because they’re very frost-sensitive and need a long, hot growing season they won’t be around ...

Political film series launched

SARANAC LAKE — Free Monday Night Movies are being held at the Adirondack Voters for Change storefront at 28 Broadway. The film series will begin Monday, Oct. 8. All films will start at 7 p.m. The public is invited to bring their own beverages. In keeping with AVfC’s focus ...

Murder mystery at Lake Placid High School

LAKE PLACID — For the past 20 years or so, the Lake Placid High School has been putting on an original murder mystery play. It’s a tradition that’s become synonymous with the school — kind of like the Winter Carnival. This year, Senior Adalyne Perryman will continue that tradition. ...

Early fall tomato salads

With a longer season and hotter summer, the tomato harvest was truly stupendous this year. Farm fresh tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers are still abundant – but will be gone soon. They are the ingredients of awesome summer salads made without lettuce or other greens. Horiatiki, or ...

Pumpkinfest Saturday at Adirondack Regional Airport

LAKE CLEAR — North Country Life Flight will host its Pumpkinfest fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Adirondack Regional Airport. This is Life Flight’s largest fundraising event of the year. This is a family-friendly event with games, arts and crafts, music, ...

Goats and more at Sunday’s Bike the Barns

AU SABLE FORKS — A herd of dairy goats will be among the main attractions at this year’s Bike the Barns, a one-day recreational bicycle tour that showcases the dynamic local food and agriculture movement in northern New York. The third annual farm-by-bike event, hosted by the ...

Flaming Leaves Festival Oct. 6-7

LAKE PLACID — The Flaming Leaves Festival will be held Oct. 6-7 at the Olympic Jumping Complex . This two-day celebration of fall includes family-friendly activities. North America’s top ski jumpers compete, soaring through the air while on the ground below live blues bands play ...

Holtzman writes historical fiction in the Adirondacks

SARANAC LAKE — Leaning over a glossy wood table at the Left Bank Cafe is Tony Holtzman, who after retiring as emeritus professor at Johns Hopkins University has launched a career writing mostly Adirondack-centric historical fiction in the last decade. “When you’re a scientist and ...

Vanessa Kirby shines in LPCA broadcast of ‘Julie’

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents a screening of the National Theatre Live’s “Julie” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students, and are available by calling518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org. BAFTA ...

September Studio Tours offer new venues, natural creations

SARANAC LAKE — This weekend, Saranac Lake ArtWorks hosts another of its signature Studio Tours and a chance to catch up with artists in their own work spaces. The 2018 September Studio Tour dates are Friday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30 with hours generally from 10 ...

Strolling through the Jay Covered Bridge

One of our favorite places to go all year round is the Jay Covered Bridge. While during the frosty months we are hypnotized by the swift current and ice formations. In the heat of summer we are drawn to the cool waters below. Now that it’s autumn, it is the perfect place to view the changing ...