Weekender A&E

Giving thanks and turkey trotting

I can sift through the sale circulars like I’m holding the winning lotto ticket and my numbers are somehow hidden inside the pages. I’m a frugal shopper, but even shopping the sales, my family has never had to go without. It is difficult to imagine not being able to open the fridge and have ...

Potatoes for your Thanksgiving table

In one form or another, potatoes are found on almost every Thanksgiving table. That may be because they’re a delightfully earthy, savory comfort food. They’re definitely an ideal side dish for the holiday turkey. You’ll need about a half-pound of potatoes per person; that’s about ...

BluSeed will raise funds with Ugly Sweater Fun Run

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios is debuting an Ugly Sweater Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. The 5k run is being held as a fundraiser so BluSeed can offer free art classes to students during the two-week 2019 spring break. For the first time last spring, BluSeed Studios offered ...

BluSeed Studios introduces ‘Art Buds’ for preschoolers

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios announces a new program for 3- to 5-year-olds and their parents or caregivers to begin Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Art Buds is an open-ended art program that promotes bonding for children, parents, grandparents and caregivers as they share in a messy and ...

Excitement builds for ‘Escape at Dannemora’ premiere

PLATTSBURGH — In June 2015, it was all about getting out. Now, with the first episode of Ben Stiller’s “Escape at Dannemora” screening Thursday evening at Cumberland 12 Cinemas, it’s all about getting in. Security will be as tight as, well, not quite as tight as Clinton ...

Gallery celebrates relocation

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites the community to a relocation celebration in honor of a recent move for Gallery 46 into a new, upgraded storefront. All are welcome to attend the event on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 2525 Main St., Suite 1 in Lake ...

The lad with the lamp

TUPPER LAKE — Grab your magic lamp, and hitch a ride on a flying carpet. Tupper Lake Middle School students will perform Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” at the Tupper Lake Middle-High School tonight and Thursday at 7 p.m. The show follows a poor young man in the fictional Middle ...

Tommy and Saundra O’sullivan: Live Irish folk music at Pendragon Sunday

SARANAC LAKE — Irish folk musicians Tommy and Saundra O’Sullivan will be performing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Pendragon Theatre. Tommy O’Sullivan, acclaimed as one of the great contemporary folk voices of Ireland, crossed paths with his now wife at an annual traditional Irish ...

TLHS gets serious with ‘Animal Farm’

TUPPER LAKE — The students snorted, oinked, brayed, whinnied, and bawed. The Tupper Lake High School will perform George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” Friday and Saturday. The 1945 novel in an allegory for the Russian Revolution and the rise of the Soviet Union. It follow a group of ...

Community Free Day Saturday at The Wild Center

The Wild Center is one of our favorite places to visit. It houses all the essentials for a multigenerational family: coffee, animals, coffee, interactive activities, coffee, and wonderful trails to work off all the caffeine consumed. I enjoy the exhibits and am constantly amazed how this museum ...

‘Butterflies of the Ad’ks’ at Nov. 15 Library Lunch program

SARANAC LAKE — Sue Grimm Hanley will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Nov. 15 Library Lunch program at the Saranac Lake Free Library from noon to 1 p.m. Her presentation, “Monarchs and More: Butterflies of the Adirondacks” will explore the different species of butterflies ...

Wing Wars XI Sunday in Placid

LAKE PLACID — WSLP’s Wing Wars XI, an annual fall tradition, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the High Peak Resort’s Main Street Ballroom. Fans of Wing Wars are invited to sample chicken wings from cooks all over the North Country while raising funds for ...

What’s your favorite squash?

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it — and bright orange winter squash is both a holiday and a seasonal tradition. Sweet or savory, mashed or roasted, bright orange winter squash makes a delicious side dish for turkey. Squash and pumpkin (a type of squash) were probably served at the ...

Saranac Lake ArtWorks gives $1,000 to art teachers

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake ArtWorks donated $1,000 to the Saranac Lake Central School District Arts Department at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. The money was raised from the Adirondack Plein Air Festival that Saranac Lake ArtWorks has put on in the summer for the last decade. ...

‘Off the Wall’ at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios will host “Off the Wall,” opening on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery space at the art center at 24 Cedar St. “Off the Wall” features the new work produced by local artists and artisans that retails for $100 or less. The work may be ...

Artist D. Leifheit hosts open house this weekend

GABRIELS — Artist Diane Leifheit will hold an open house Veterans Day weekend. Visit the studio at 815 state Route 86 in Gabriels to see this year’s paintings and other work. The open house will be held Friday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 12 from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an ...

‘Escape’ director to see project through the eyes of locals

PLATTSBURGH — Director Ben Stiller will introduce the advance screening of the first episode of “Escape at Dannemora” coming to Cumberland 12 Cinemas in just a few weeks. The big event is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, with free admission to the community. But seating is ...