Winter Carnival

‘Prehistoric Park’ is theme of 2019 Winter Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — Dinosaurs and cavemen didn’t live at the same time, really, but they might at next year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. From the Ice Age to the tropical Triassic period will be fair game for costumes and parade floats. Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ...

Winter Carnival’s 2019 theme is ‘Prehistoric Park’

SARANAC LAKE — Dinosaurs and cavemen didn’t live at the same time, really, but they will at next year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. From the Ice Age to the tropical Triassic period, it’s all fair game for costumes and floats. Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee ...

Mazdzer’s masses: Large turnout for luge watch party

SARANAC LAKE — Hundreds of people gathered at the Winter Carnival Ice Palace at 7:30 this morning to watch the Olympic luge team relay and cheer on local hero Chris Mazdzer. The official “watch party” was filmed by NBC, and a clip appeared on this morning’s “Today” show. On the ...

‘Today’ coming to Palace

SARANAC LAKE — A crew from NBC’s “Today” show will travel here to cover a watch party for local Winter Olympic medalist Chris Mazdzer in the luge team relay Thursday morning. Carrie Gentile, spokeswoman for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, confirmed that NBC ...

‘Today’ TV crew will come to Saranac Lake for Mazdzer luge watch party

SARANAC LAKE — A crew from NBC’s “Today” show will travel here to cover a watch party for local Winter Olympic medalist Chris Mazdzer in the luge team relay Thursday morning. Carrie Gentile, spokeswoman for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, confirmed that NBC ...

McHugh tourney crowns new champion

BLOOMINGDALE — An eight-year tradition and counting. On Sunday, the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department hosted the Casey McHugh Pond Hockey Tournament for the eighth season as part of Winter Carnival, and for the first time, the championship game went into overtime. Not only did the ...

Winter Carnival Gala Parade winners

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade results are as follows for the winners of first and second place trophies in various categories, as well as the Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy for Best of Show. --- Louis Fobare Memorial Trophy Best of Show Bucket Ruckus and ...

Rotary show brings Saranac Lake’s best

SARANAC LAKE — The Rotary Club held its annual Winter Carnival Variety Show Friday night, putting some of its most talented, selfless and entertaining individuals on stage. The night started with the introduction of the carnival royalty and court, led by King and Queen Clyde Baker and ...

Rotary Club hosts its 67th annual Variety Show

If you go... What: The Rotary Club of Saranac Lake Variety Show When: Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Harrietstown Town Hall, 39 Main St., Saranac Lake How much: $15 in advance, $20 at the door --- There’s singing; there’s dancing; there’s comedy; there’s lumberjacks ...

Fun runners brave cold temps

SARANAC LAKE — The annual Winter Carnival Fun Run drew its largest crowd ever Saturday, as 65 hardy participants took on the 4-mile course with the temperature hovering around 5 degrees. Eric Holmes was the first runner to cross the finish line with a time of 27 minutes, 5 seconds. Joe ...

Top in Fry Pan Toss

SARANAC LAKE — The Ladies and Little Ladies Fry Pan Toss Contests at Winter Carnival gave participants a chance to practice the little-known art of throwing a cast-iron pan as far as possible. The popular event drew a heavy crowd in below-freezing temperatures, as families and friends ...

Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest winners announced

SARANAC LAKE — The Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest was held Saturday and challenged contestants to build miniature golf obstacles out of snow and ice for the Arctic Golf event held the following day. The three most creative obstacles, out of six in total, were chosen by members ...

Clyde Baker, Nancy LaBombard crowned as Coronation kicks off Winter Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — In a packed town hall, Clyde Baker and Nancy LaBombard were proclaimed King and Queen of Winter Carnival Friday night. As temperatures swung below zero, village residents hurried along the snowy sidewalks for the annual ritual of coronation. Emceed by Patti Sauvie of the ...

Annual building of the Ice Palace

The weather cooperated, the ice froze and many hands came together to build Saranac Lake’s famous Ice Palace in the week before Winter Carnival. Dean Baker, who’s in charge of the project, said there are between 100 and 110 steady volunteers who help build the palace. Two crews from ...

Meet the king

Clyde Baker was born in Saranac Lake and is a fourth-generation Saranac Laker. He and his wife of 26 years, Sue, have one son, Sam. He is the co-owner of a downtown business, Rice Furniture. Baker went to St. Bernard’s School and graduated from Saranac Lake High School, after which he ...