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Barbara Rice named grand marshal of 2017 Gala Parade

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has picked Barbara Rice as the grand marshal for this year’s Gala Parade. Rice is a native of the Adirondacks and a partner in Rice Furniture, a third-generation local business. She graduated from Saranac Lake High School and ...

The sign atop the Hotel Saranac is seen from its rooftop in October 2016. 
(Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Hotel Saranac sign will be lit Feb. 11

SARANAC LAKE — The Hotel Saranac’s iconic rooftop sign will come back to life on one of the biggest days of the year in this village. A sign lighting ceremony is planned on the evening of Feb. 11, the same day of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala ...

Winter Carnival headquarters at Saranac Lake chamber building

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Headquarters opens for the season on Feb. 3 at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 193 River St. The headquarters offers a gift shop, maps and information about the various events of the 10-day festival, and serves as a central ...

Ice Palace construction pushed back

SARANAC LAKE — Ice Palace builders have delayed until next week the start of construction on the symbol and biggest attraction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. On Tuesday night, Winter Carnival Committee member Dean Baker said the ice in Lake Flower’s Pontiac Bay was thick enough, ...

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Ice Palace construction pushed back to next week

SARANAC LAKE — Ice Palace builders have delayed until next week the start of construction on the symbol and biggest attraction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. On Tuesday night, Winter Carnival Committee member Dean Baker said the ice in Lake Flower’s Pontiac Bay was thick ...

Dean Baker, right, head of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace building team, speaks at Tuesday’s committee meeting, where he announced plans to start construction of the palace on Thursday. Also pictured is Winter Carnival Committee Chairman Jeff Branch.
(Enterprise photo — Chris Knight)

Ice Palace building to start

SARANAC LAKE — Construction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace is set to begin Thursday. Meanwhile, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, through a partnership with Good Guy Productions of Bloomingdale, will offer live Internet streaming of the Carnival ...

Contestants play Arctic Golf as part of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
(Photo provided — Mark Kurtz)

Carnival’s Arctic Golf going from Adirondacks to New York City

SARANAC LAKE — Arctic Golf, one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival’s most unique and popular events, will be going from a home grown, small town event to the big city as part of Central Park’s Winter Jam event on Jan. 28. Not many people can say they’ve played miniature golf ...

A “Book Palace” created by Saranac Lake middle school teacher Maria DeAngelo is displayed in the Saranac Lake Middle School library.
(Photo provided — Maria DeAngelo)

School district to hand out books at parade

SARANAC LAKE — The school district plans to pass out brand new books at the Winter Carnival parade again this year. School teachers and New York State United Teachers members will walk in the parade to give out free books to children and to promote literacy, said Don Carlisto, middle ...

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Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner Feb. 7

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Red Fox Restaurant located at 5034 state Route 3 in Saranac Lake. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. and is a ...

Garry Trudeau (Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Garry Trudeau talks poster art

SARANAC LAKE — This year’s Winter Carnival poster came together a little differently, with a helpful designer and a near mistake with a bear, Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau said. Trudeau grew up in Saranac Lake as the great-grandson of ...

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Winter Carnival button features ranger Zonker

SARANAC LAKE — Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Adirondack Wildlife,” the illustration shows Doonesbury character Zonker holding a canoe paddle and wearing a ...

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Zonker seeks wildlife on new poster for carnival

SARANAC LAKE — It’s reminiscent of an old national parks poster. Zonker, a main character of the Doonesbury comic strip, explores the wilderness from a canoe, a ranger’s hat on his head and binoculars in hand. Silhouettes of a bear, moose, hare, skunk and a flock of birds surround ...

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New Winter Carnival poster shows Zonker in search of wildlife

SARANAC LAKE — It’s reminiscent of an old national parks poster. Zonker, a main character of the Doonesbury comic strip, explores the wilderness from a canoe, a ranger’s hat on his head and binoculars in hand. Silhouettes of a bear, moose, hare, skunk and a flock of birds surround ...

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Winter Carnival accepting parade, vendor applications

SARANAC LAKE — Applications for vendors and parade performers participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 193 River St. The ...

A boy putts an Arctic Golf ball amid an ice-block Stonehenge, consistent with the “Celtic Carnival” theme of the 2014 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Winter Carnival-style golf planned for Central Park

SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake Winter Carnival event could hit the big time in the Big Apple. The New York City Parks Department has been talking to Winter Carnival organizers about including Arctic Golf as one of its feature events during the Jan. 28 Winter Jam in Central ...