Weekender A&E

Harvest Festival and Civil War Living History Encampment

BURKE — The Almanzo Wilder Homestead’s annual Harvest Festival and Civil War Living History Encampment will be held Saturday and Sunday at the farm in Burke. This year’s event will span both days with a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. The Adirondack Regiment of ...

Bill Cosby gets 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman and was immediately led away in handcuffs at age 81, becoming the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to ...

Rotary keeps up Kiwanis’ Teddy Bear Picnic tradition

LAKE PLACID — Teddy bears and their owners came by wagon, stroller and foot for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic Sunday at Teddy Bear Park on Hillcrest Avenue. The free event welcomed more than 50 participants and their favorite stuffed friends as well as siblings, family and community ...

Moose Festival remains big draw for Hamilton County

INDIAN LAKE — Saturday morning it was windy, cloudy and colder than it had been for quite some time. Despite the conditions, hikers were assembling in the parking lot next to the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and at the Limekiln Gate entrance to Moose River Plains in Inlet. They were ...

Whiteface celebrates another Oktoberfest

WILMINGTON — Raif Hoffman and Colleen Conroy were dressed in full German attire, besides some modern sunglasses. Hoffman wore an alpine hat and vegan lederhosen —his were made of cotton, not the traditional cow leather. Conroy wore a dirndl skirt she found on eBay and had her hair ...

Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest returns this weekend

WILMINGTON — Once a year, Whiteface Mountain dusts off its lederhosen, fires up the oompah band and enjoys a tall mug of German beer. Oktoberfest is a weekend-long celebration of Bavarian culture, with authentic music, dancing, food and beer. But it’s not just about eating and ...

Great Adirondack Moose Festival this weekend

INDIAN LAKE — For the past nine years, the Great Adirondack Moose Festival has steadily grown, attracting participants and visitors from all over the New York state, as well as, nationally and internationally. Major reasons for the festival’s attraction is the growing population of ...

‘Pride and Prejudice’ back for two shows at Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre is bringing back its production of Kate Hamill's adaptation of “Pride an Prejudice” for two performances only: this Sunday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Oct. 19. Curtain times for both shows is 7 p.m. The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting ...

Virtuoso Theremin player presents animated film with live music

Pamelia Stickney, a virtuoso theremin player and friends will provide live musical accompaniment for “The Adventures of Prince Achmed ,” an animated film by Lotte Reiniger in two local performances: -7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at the Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Ave., Saranac ...

The last Third Thursday Art Walk of the season

SARANAC LAKE — Sept. 20 will be the last Third Thursday Art Walk of the season from 5 to 7:30 p.m. People are invited to explore the art galleries, stop in the shops, grab a bite to eat or drink and enjoy an evening in the unique downtown area. “Adirondack Abstractions” is ...

‘Finding True North’ tells the history of Bartlett Carry Club

SARANAC LAKE — Nestled between Upper Saranac Lake and Middle Saranac Lake, the Bartlett Carry Club, on its some 1,000 acres of land, has seen more than a century of varying incarnations and use — as an executive retreat, an inn and a summer getaway — but in 1968, it passed into Fran ...

Teddy Bear Picnic returns to Lake Placid Sunday

LAKE PLACID — The annual community Teddy Bear Picnic will return to Lake Plaid from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 under the auspices of the Lake Placid Rotary Club. This family-friendly event will take place at Kiwanis Teddy Bear Park on Hillcrest Avenue. As is ...

Banned Books Week: Challenging censorship

Every year I am saddened by how many books still remain challenged or banned from various schools and libraries. According to the American Library Association, more than 11,300 books have been challenged since the inception of Banned Book Week in 1982. These banned and challenged books ...

Lake Placid Film Festival reveals first five movies

LAKE PLACID — Two features, one animated and two documentaries. The Adirondack Film Society recently announced its first five films that will be featured at this year’s Lake Placid Film Festival from Oct. 25-28. The five films are “Birds of Passage,” “Becoming Astrid,” “The ...

Local choir sings in Siena, Italy

SARANAC LAKE — A local choir conductor led more than a dozen singers on a 10-day concert tour to Siena, Italy, this summer, strengthening the bond between the two cities that was first established in 2006. “It was a phenomenal sharing of American music with an Italian audience,” ...

Loon Art Show on display at VIC through Oct. 8

PAUL SMITHS — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is hosting an art show at the Paul Smiths College VIC to celebrate one of the Adirondack’s most iconic birds — the Common Loon. This event is free to all, and runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 8. “We ...