Weekender A&E

Winners at 20th annual juried show at Artists Guild

SARANAC LAKE — A large crowd gathered at the Adirondack Artists Guild gallery on Friday evening to celebrate the opening of the guild’s 20th annual juried art competition. The juror, Zack Lobdell, selected 60 works by 42 artists to be in the show. The award for Best in Show, ...

Staycation or vacation: Here’s the annual list of Spring Break fun

Well, here is the annual “vacation like a local” or “live like a tourist in your own town” list. I don’t like to pigeonhole activities as being touristy. As far as my family is concerned any of the activities on this list are “just another day of fun in the Adirondacks.” The ...

Community String Orchestra comes to Petrova Elementary School

SARANAC LAKE — The Petrova Elementary School will host the Community String Orchestra for their second session. Rehearsals and performance will take place on Thursdays April 5 through May 31 at 4:30 p.m. All string players are welcome of all ages and abilities. After a ...

Celebrate with eggs — a sign that spring is here!

All around the world, eggs are central to spring holidays. Since time immemorial, they have been a symbol of spring, fertility and new life. It is time to dust off old spring traditions and celebrate with family — and eggs! At the Passover feast, eggs symbolize life, sacrifice and rebirth. ...

Library Lunch continues April 5

SARANAC LAKE — Paul Gutmann, a former Peace Corps member and current volunteer with the St. Eustace Medical Mission, will describe his mission experience at noon Thursday, April 5 at the Saranac Lake Free Library in a presentation entitled, “Prescribing Prevention: Increasing Access to ...

Waterhole blues show to benefit BluSeed Studios

If you go... --- What: Sugaray Rayford Band Where: The Waterhole Upstairs Music Lounge at 48 Main St, Saranac Lake When: Thursday at 8 p.m. How much: $20 for general admission, $30 for VIP. --- SARANAC LAKE — From his size, it’s clear why Sugaray Rayford was once a ...

Digging begins for bandshell in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — Construction crews broke ground on the bandshell project in Flanders Park on the first day of spring and the assembly of the bandshell structure will begin shortly. The area near the shore of Raquette Pond that will soon set the stage for national and local musicians, the ...

Tupper Lake students to perform ‘Guys and Dolls’

If you go... What: “Guys and Dolls” musical Where: Tupper Lake Middle-High School auditorium, 24 Chaney Ave. When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. matinee Sunday How much: $10 for adults or $7 for students and seniors. --- TUPPER LAKE — There’s something ...

Waterhole hosts BluSeed benefit

SARANAC LAKE — The Waterhole will host a benefit for BluSeed Studios at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Blues for Blu will feature the Sugaray Rayford Band. Tickets are $20 for general admission or $30 for VIP, which includes balcony seating with tables and chairs, a meet and greet and ...

Finding eggs and Easter bunnies

I’ve been fortunate to be part of an annual egg hunt in my town for the past three years. It takes a village to throw an event. Someone has to get those treats and someone has to put the treats into those eggs. As much as I’d like to believe it’s the Easter Bunny, I’ve seen the assembly ...

Shannon LaBrie will perform this weekend at Delta Blue

LAKE PLACID — Shannon LaBrie will appear at Delta Blue from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24. The Lincoln, Nebraska native became a favorite among music fans and critics alike with her 2016 albu “War & Peace.” With lead singles, “Alcohol,” and ...

Hugh Pool at Lake Flower Landing Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Hugh Pool will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Lake Flower Landing with opener Steve Langdon. Pool is a journeyman blues player whose guitar has taken him around the globe. From Indonesia to the Arctic circle and from cafes in Europe to major festivals ...

Keene kills production of ‘Mockingbird’

(Editor’s note: This article contains language some may find offensive.) KEENE — Keene Central School canceled its production of Christopher Sergel’s dramatic adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” due to a racial slur in the text. Director and Keene ...

Saturday film proceeds help re-construct high ropes course damaged in storm

LAKE PLACID — Mountain Lake Academy presents the showing of the film REEL ROCK 12 at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. This event is a first ever fundraiser for the Academy in its 19 year history, and all proceeds will be matched by an anonymous donor. ...

Tupper students to perform ‘Guys and Dolls’ this weekend

If you go... What: “Guys and Dolls” musical Where: Tupper Lake High School, 24 Chaney Ave. When: Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m and Sunday at 2 p.m. How much: $10 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens --- TUPPER LAKE — There’s something cartoony and unbelievable ...

Planet-saving one scene at a time

PAUL SMITHS — The Justice League just got done defending the Earth from alien invader Steppenwolf, and the Avengers will battle the mad titan Thanos this May. This is all in movies, of course. But in a world where 16,306 animals are on the endangered species list and sea levels rise at a ...

Lake Placid students bring ‘The Boy Friend’ to life in musical

LAKE PLACID — This isn’t Hemingway’s or Fitzgerald’s version of the 1920s. Nobody’s getting shot in a pool or pining over their place in the universe after World War I. No, this is a much happier slice of the 20s where everything was “berries” and people danced the Charleston ...

Adirondack Stage Rats present ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’

SARANAC LAKE — Based on the acclaimed best-selling book, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” is the uplifting journey of sportswriter Mitch Albom, whose reunion with his former college professor Morrie Schwartz develops into a weekly pilgrimage and a life-altering class in the meaning of ...