Weekender A&E

‘Health Issues in the News’ at Saranac Lake Free Library

SARANAC LAKE — Physician assistant Beth Van Anden will present “Health Issues in the News” at the Saranac Lake Free Library at noon Thursday, May 11 in the Cantwell Room. Van Anden will discuss useful information on topics recently updated in the medical and popular press, ...

‘The Last Romance’ opens Thursday

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirnodack Stage Rats’ “The Last Romance” by Joe DiPietro will take the BluSeed Studios stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, May 11, 12 and 13. There will also be a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit the Tri-Lakes Humane Society. Tickets are $10 for general ...

Children pet a goat at OkTupperfest in late September 2016 at Big Tupper Ski Area in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Brittany Proulx)

OkTupperfest finds new home at Municipal Park

TUPPER LAKE — OkTupperfest will be moved to the Municipal Park this year. At last week’s village board meeting, Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator Krit Lamere asked the trustees if the annual festival could be moved to the park, and the agreement was unanimous. In ...

Houston Shortell takes off down LaPan Highway hill in Saranac Lake during Saturday’s seventh-annual Daffest Derby soap-box car races.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Smaller crowd, but lots of fun at Daffest Derby

SARANAC LAKE — The field of racers was smaller and there were fewer spectators on the sidelines, but those who soaked up Saturday’s seventh-annual Daffest Derby walked away happy. “I think it’s wonderful,” said Emily Fogarty of Saranac Lake, as she watched the cars zoom across ...

Brock Gonyea stands in the yard of his parents’ house in Tupper Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Ben Gocker)

Golden voice finds fans

TUPPER LAKE — Next time you grab gas and snacks at the Wawbeek Quick Stop in Tupper Lake, you may want to have the attendant autograph your receipt. Twenty-one-year-old Tupper native Brock Gonyea, who more often than not can be spotted behind the gas station counter wearing Green Bay ...

Unwinding and reconnecting

My son and other members of his Spanish Club just returned from a trip to South America. We raised funds for a year, had numerous meetings, met chaperones and finally sent the students on their way. It was a glimpse into our future. Sending him off to Peru reminded me of his first day of ...

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. presents gender-swapped ‘Macbeth’ at Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Shakespeare Company opens its Spring Repertory Season to the public on Friday at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake with a new, gender-swapped production of “Macbeth,” the famous Scottish tragedy. This season’s production stars Simone Stadler as the title ...

Roger Mitchell leads poetry workshop in Upper Jay

UPPER JAY — The Upper Jay Art Center has announced a second poetry workshop led by Roger Mitchell. This time it will be somewhat shorter (six weeks instead of eight) and compressed into a two-and-a-half-week period. It will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, starting May 23 and ...

Rolf Lassgard plays the curmudgeon Ove (pronounced “OOO-va”) in the Swedish comedy-drama movie “A Man Called Ove.”
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‘A Man Called Ove’

If you go ... What: Movie, “A Man Called Ove” When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid How much: $7 More info: LPCA box office, 518-523-2512 or lakeplacidarts.org, or Adirondack Film Society Operations Manager Fred Balzac, ...

Daffest kicks off today

SARANAC LAKE — The village’s annual spring-time celebration is back for another year. The seventh-annual Daffest gets underway today with a poker run and pub crawl that kicks off at the Blue Moon Cafe at 4 p.m. Prizes will be given away all night at restaurants and pubs throughout the ...

Time for spring cleaning, swimming in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — People will dash into Mirror Lake at noon Saturday for the 10th annual Plunge for a Cause, right after the Lake Placid Village Clean Up. Sign-in for Plunge for a Cause will be at 11:30 a.m. for the event and costume judging. Registration and signed parental permission is ...

“Late at Night” by Sandra Young won the People’s Choice Award at the Adirondack Artists Guild’s recent juried show.

Sandra Young wins People’s Choice Award at Guild show

SARANAC LAKE — The juried show at the Adirondack Artists Guild has ended, the votes have been counted for the People’s Choice award, and Sandra Young of Dickinson Center received the most votes for her oil painting “Late at Night.” A local supporter of the arts donates the prize ...

In Demme’s eclectic career, a nonstop rock ‘n’ roll beat

NEW YORK — Through Jonathan Demme’s freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock ‘n’ roll beat. Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music coordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called “Sudden ...

Curt Stager
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SAM Fest founder: PSC is a college of arts and sciences

Curt Stager — professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College, co-host of North Country Public Radio’s “Natural Selections” and holder of the Lussi-Draper Endowed Chair in Lake Ecology and Paleoecology at Paul Smith’s College — is also the driving force behind the ...

Spoken-word fest comes to colleges to address sexual assault issues

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Writing and Planned Parenthood Sexual Assault Services are teaming up to pilot the first Listen Poetry Festival. The public portion of the festival will be held on two days: Monday at 7 p.m. in Freer Hall at Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, ...

Petrova Elementary School students pick up litter along train tracks at Bloomingdale Avenue and Margaret Street, Saranac Lake, for Earth Day last April.
(Enterprise photo — Justin A. Levine)

Resolutions for Earth Day

Last year my family took an Earth Day resolution. We sat down and discussed what we could do to help protect the earth. For over 10 years, my children have spent Earth Day at various trailheads, filling bags full of rubbish. Ten years of picking up other people’s styrofoam containers, ...