Weekender A&E

Vanessa Collier on tap for July 3 at Songs at Mirror Lake

LAKE PLACID — The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” will host Blues Night with Vanessa Collier as the second performance in the seven-week series Tuesday, July 3. The series is held at 7 p.m. seven Tuesdays throughout the summer at ...

The uncanny valley of ‘Marjorie Prime’

If you go... --- What: Marjorie Prime Where: Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave., Saranac Lake When: June 29 and July 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and July 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. How much: $26 for adults, $23 for seniors and students, $16 for children. Sunday ...

U.S., Canada to brawl at 2018 I Love BBQ Festival

LAKE PLACID — It will be just like a hockey game, with the national anthems of the United States and Canada being playing before the competition. U.S. and Canadian teams will meet in the middle of the Olympic Speedskating Oval — where half the hockey games were played during the 1932 ...

2018 Artworks Studio Tours will kick off Friday

SARANAC LAKE — The arts community in the Saranac Lake region is alive, healthy, vibrant and visible. This June ushers in another season of Adirondack arts showcased in various venues throughout the greater Saranac Lake Region to residents and tourists alike. In 2017, Saranac Lake ...

Horse crazy at the Lake Placid Horse Show

There is something captivating about seeing the horses back in the rings at the North Elba Horse Show grounds. I’m not sure if it’s the Whiteface Mountain backdrop or the grace of these powerful thoroughbreds. Whatever the reason, scheduling time to be a spectator at the Lake Placid and I ...

Music on the Green kicks off with Big Slyde

SARANAC LAKE — The sound of steady rain was drowned out by the soulful voice of Big Slyde’s singer Hannah Doan as the band kicked off Saranac Lake’s Music on the Green summer concert series Wednesday night. Young and old faces filled empty spaces beneath tents set up to ward off ...

Country singer Michelle LeBlanc at P2’s Friday

TUPPER LAKE — Country/Americana singer-songwriter Michelle LeBlanc will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, June 29 at P2’s Irish Pub. Not to be confused with P2’s owner of the same name, Michelle LeBlanc, the singer will bring her Nashville songs back to Tupper Lake. She is the daughter ...

The Gallery at LPCA presents ‘Motion, Color, Form’

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present “Motion, Color, Form,” a group art show comprised of three contrasting artists and mediums, from Friday, June 29 through July 29. This show highlights the works of Michael Nighswonger, Robert Scofield and Rolf ...

Weeds are good food: Lamb’s quarters

Our garden is overgrown with lamb’s quarters (chenopodium album) – also called pigweed, goosefoot, fat hen or corn salad. In warmer climates, this non-woody branching plant can grow up to 5 feet – but we weed ours from the vegetable garden when they’re much smaller. Lamb’s quarters ...

Tri-Lakes Fourth of July celebrations

July 3 in Tupper Lake From 5 to 6:30 p.m., Ben, Jay and Ian band will perform at the new bandshell in the Municipal Park, followed by High Peaks Opera and Tupper Lake High School musicians This music series is free. At dusk, fireworks will shoot off over the Municipal ...

NYC pianist Aleeza Meir makes North Country debut in Keene Valley

KEENE VALLEY — From the fabled Boys Choir of Harlem to her own new group Baroquelyn, pianist Aleeza Meir brings a unique and varied musical background to her first North Country performance at 8 p.m. July 3 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. Meir is faculty pianist this ...

Allen sells Waterhole building to Munley, returns ‘#3’

SARANAC LAKE — Eric Munley, who plays mandolin in the Blind Owl Band, has worked and performed music at the Waterhole for the past nine years or so. He’s invested plenty of hours into cleaning, serving drinks, performing, managing, booking bands and hanging posters, and now he owns ...

Glabicki and Miller of Rusted Root to play the Grange

If you go... Who: Michael Glabicki and Dirk Miller of Rusted Root Where: Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NY-22, Essex When: 7:30 p.m. Friday How much: $15 for adults. $7 for children under 18 --- World music has a natural sound, meaning it sounds like it came from nature. ...

Big Slyde to open Music on the Green

SARANAC LAKE — Big Slyde will open this summer’s Music on the Green Wednesday, June 27. The event is held throughout the summer on the Berkeley Green and is free. Big Slyde is a boisterous blend of wild rootstock American music that straddles several genres. While the group’s ...

Third Thursday Art Walk opens tonight

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Third Thursday Art Walks will open from 5 to 7:30 tonight (Thursday) for the 20th year. Attendees are invited to start their evening at Pendragon Theatre with a reception for painter Catharine Hartung and end it with a sing-a-long with Sam Balzac at ...

Documentary ‘North Pole, N.Y.’ to premiere at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — “North Pole, N.Y.,” a documentary film directed by Ali Cotterill chronicles the story of a historic Christmas theme park and the dreamers who fight to keep it open against all odds. The documentary will hold its Adirondack premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the ...

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

I’m not quite sure where to begin. This has been my first year of “last” activities throughout my child’s senior year. I’ve attended the last high school soccer game, school play, concert, band, and parade. There have been flower ceremonies, acknowledgements, teas and awards. I was ...