Weekender A&E

Cooie DeFrancesco Saturday at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — Cooie DeFrancesco will perform traditional tunes, popular music and original songs at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. Born in St. Albans, Vermont, Cooie’s nickname was the result of her baby brother’s pronunciation of her given name, ...

Songs at Mirror Lake announces summer lineup

LAKE PLACID — The Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series has announced that The Pines Inn will, once again, be the Whole Note (Title) Sponsor for the 2018 season. This is the 10th year that The Pines Inn has committed to supporting the music series. In addition, Adirondack “By Owner” ...

ADKX — The Museum of Blue Mountain Lake

What’s in a name? Last year’s name change from The Adirondack Museum to Adirondack Experience - the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) had a few people up in arms. For my family, it’s still the same place that we’ve explored since the children were tiny and continue to recommend to ...

NAVE pays homage to ‘British Choral Masters’

SARANAC LAKE — Just because a piece of art is considered sacred doesn’t mean it had to be made by a religious person. That’s one takeaway from a conversation with Drew Benware, director and conductor of the Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble. NAVE will hold its “British Choral ...

Bacon Brothers plan to sizzle your summer with new album

(Editor’s note: Kevin and Michael Bacon have spent a great deal of time at their family’s Adirondack camp in the Old Forge area, where Kevin has been a member of the Adirondack League Club. In 2014 the Bacon Brothers recorded a song called “My Adirondack Home” for Mountain Lake PBS’s ...

Old as you feel? Adult plays old-looking teen in play for adults

SARANAC LAKE — Fran Yardley sat on the quilt-covered bed in a pair of striped pajama pants and a long shirt decorated with elephants and giraffes. At 73 years old, Yardley may not exactly look the part of a teenager. Oddly enough, her cross-legged position and chipper attitude gave off an ...

Adirondack Stage Rats present ‘Kimberly Akimbo’

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Stage Rats will host its last offering of the season, “Kimberly Akimbo” by David Lindsay-Abaire at BluSeed Studios. The play will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2 and Saturday, June 9 and at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3 and Sunday, June 10. All tickets ...

Mary Lou Reid’s ‘Garden Graces’ opens at Guild Friday

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will present Garden Graces, a collection of ceramic sculptures by Mary Lou Reid, during the month of June. Reid continues to incorporate new themes and motifs in these garden sculptures. Her work goes beyond traditional pottery techniques as ...

Lake Flower Landing presents June concerts and book signing

SARANAC LAKE — Lake Flower Landing kicks off the month of June with concert offerings, the first being a 30-minute tabla recital by Alan Simon at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1. Simon is a new resident of Saranac Lake originally from Pakistan by ways of Rochester. This will be a ...

Hartung’s ‘Pollinators Palette’ opens Friday at NorthWind Gallery

SARANAC LAKE — Member artist Catherine Hartung presents her solo show “Pollinators Palette” at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery during the month of June. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and is open to the ...

Bookstore Plus hosts Sunday signing

LAKE PLACID — The Bookstore Plus hosts Reason2Smile Executive Director Donna Rosenblum and former Executive Director Keela Grimmette to sign the new book “Neema's Reason to Smile.” The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3. "Neema's Reason to Smile,” a fictional ...

Trolls and fairies visit nearby Burke

Medieval Fantasy Faire. Those are three words that would send my children straight to the dress-up bin. After attending a few Renaissance Fairs and watching friends make their own renaissance wares, I've come to appreciate the work involved in creating an authentic event that isn't just for ...

Wild Center opens new Native American exhibits

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center opened a new series of exhibits around its nature museum Friday, partnering with the Six Nations Indian Museum, Akwesasne Cultural Center and Native North American Travelling College to interpret the natural world through a Native American lens. The ...

47 years and counting: Double Axel set to play Dancing Bears Friday

One night Alex Vangello, a drummer, Frank Johns, a bassist, and Rob Zolner, a guitarist, hung out, drinking from a keg of beer and writing down potential band names. At some point, the beer caught up with them and the night slipped away. They awoke next morning and found that the name they ...

Memorial Day — it’s all in the name

I know in our household most of the conversations surrounding Memorial Day weekend usually center around a summer kickoff and unused “snow days.” It rarely focuses on the actual reason for the holiday. It becomes about barbecues, parades, and other celebratory activities. Sometimes we need ...

Tiny dancers

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Sweet Megg brings the hot jazz

SARANAC LAKE — There’s more to jazz music in the modern era than dressing up like a character from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” The nostalgia is fun and all, but Megg Farrell of the hot jazz band Sweet Megg and the Wayfarers thinks jazz doesn’t need to be a thing ...

Kat Wright back at the Waterhole Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Kat Wright and her band will return to the Waterhole at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19. On Wright’s website, it says Wright’s “voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as ‘a young Bonnie Raitt ...