Weekender A&E

Saranac Lake seeks members for Arts and Culture Advisory Board

SARANAC LAKE — This village seeks candidates interested in appointment to two-year terms on a new Arts and Culture Advisory Board. The village Board of Trustees approved creation of this seven-member advisory board last year. The advisory board’s purpose is to make recommendations to ...

SLHS students perform ‘Urinetown: The Musical’

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake High School Musical Theatre presents “Urinetown: the Musical” Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23 in the school auditorium. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. with an admission price of $10.. This, Tony Award-winning comedy is Mark Hollmann ...

‘Kalamazoo’ takes Upper Jay Arts Center stage

UPPER JAY — The Upper Jay Arts Center will welcome “Kalamazoo” at 8 p.m. March 27-31 and at 3 p.m. March 31. The play, brough to you by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger, is about Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby-boomers, bravely venture into the world of modern ...

Blues at BluSeed: Hugh Pool with Steve Langdon opening

SARANAC LAKE — Blues guitarist Hugh Pool, with special guest Steve Langdon, will take the BluSeed Studios stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Admission is $12. Hugh Pool is a journeyman blues player whose guitar has taken him around the globe. From Indonesia to the Arctic circle ...

Maple time!

Yes! Our five maple trees are tapped and we are just waiting for the sap to roll on in. Obviously, we are not in the commercial maple making business, but our two-gallon target has been consistently produced over the years. We’ve annually managed to collect enough maple sap to make enough ...

Kraut and Root Veggie Salads for winter and spring

The calendar says its spring, but here in the North Country, we’re still deep in the throes of winter. Our grass is still asleep under the winter blanket of snow. The farmer’s market is done and won’t be back with fresh greens until June. Fortunately, we have cabbage that we made into ...

Saranac Lake students bring ‘Urinetown: The Musical’ to life

SARANAC LAKE — Don’t let the name fool you. This musical has more to say than just the jokes of a fourth-grade boy on the playground. Saranac Lake High School students will perform Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis’s “Urinetown” this weekend. In one of those not-so-distant futures ...

Mad Hatter’s Ball honors Dieffenbach

LAKE PLACID — The Mad Hatter’s Ball will honor Penny Dieffenbach, a local community member and a cancer survivor. Nine years ago, Creative Healing Connections held its first Mad Hatter’s Ball, paying tribute to Ursula Trudeau for her amazing hat collection. Over the years, the event ...

Come in green but put on the blues at BluSeed Saturday with Nick Schebelen

SARANAC LAKE —BluSeed Studios brings internationally acclaimed original blues artist Nick Schebelen to its Live at BluStage concert series in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Schnebelen is a Kansas City blues-based guitarist/singer/songwriter who tours ...

‘The Art of Learning’ opens Friday at BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios will feature a new art exhibition, “The Art of Learning,” opening Friday, March 15. BluSeed Studios Artistic Director Carol Marie Vossler teamed up with area artists to put together this timely exhibit to draw attention to the possibility that the ...

Bakers bring Bach Around Town music series to Saranac Lake Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Gene and Esther Baker present the fourth concert in the Bach Around Town music series, featuring the six unaccompanied cello suites by J.S. Bach. This concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Harrietstown Town Hall. For this performance the fourth cello ...

Whiteman takes first place at Guild’s juried show

SARANAC LAKE — The 21st annual juried show at the Adirondack Artists Guild opened on Friday, March 8 with a crowded reception. Seventy four artists submitted 165 works from which the juror, Noreen Sadue of Plattsburgh, selected 69 pieces. The first place award, given by the ...

Cordes, Davison selected to sing with American Music Abroad tour

TUPPER LAKE — Ren and Willard are heading to Europe this summer for a once-in-a-lifetime tour as part of a select chorus, and they need the community’s help. Tupper Lakers Noah Cordes and Bryce Davison, who starred as Ren McCormack and Willard Hewitt in the Red & Black Players' ...

‘Remarkable Women of the Ad’ks’ March 23 at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — Writer and scholar Sandra Weber will portray a variety of women from our region’s past in “Remarkable Women of the Adirondacks” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23. In this program, featuring stories and songs, Weber will present the spirit of Adirondack women. Dressed ...

Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society 2019 Winter Lecture Series

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society will host the third 2019 Winter Lecture, “What would a woodpecker do?” presented by Tom Manitta. The presentation will be held at Hotel North Woods (2520 Main St, Lake Placid) at 7 p.m. March 20. Admission is free. ...

Library Lunch March 21 will highlight importance of exercise

SARANAC LAKE — Kari Lansing will present “The Role of Exercise in Maintaining and Improving Health” at the next Library Lunch program at the Saranac Lake Free Library on Thursday, March 21, from noon to 1 p.m. Lansing has been with Adirondack Health since 2008 in the ...

Author David Crews reading April 5

SARANAC LAKE -- David Crews, an author and poet who has published a couple of Adirondack-inspired books, will take part in a poetry reading here in early April. The reading will take place on Friday, April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. As part of April’s National Poetry Month, Crews and other ...

Losing a friend

I’m not quite sure how to begin. I lost a friend to ALS a few days ago. She was not my best friend or a relative. She was a mentor that I spent many summers with. She was my past. We knew each other before children, husband, or my move to the Adirondacks. She knew me before. We ...