Winter Carnival

Funding sought for Carnival documentary

Online --- Watch the trailer for “ICE, A Love Story” https://vimeo.com/201967268 --- SARANAC LAKE — New York City-based filmmaker Mark Burns has launched a fundraising campaign to complete his documentary on the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. “ICE, A Love Story” is ...

West End Blend back at the Waterhole Saturday

Soul/Funk collective West End Blend will return to the Waterhole Saturday night to play Winter Carnival and party with the community. The 10-piece band is comprised of vocalist Erica Bryan, drummer Sam Horan, bassist Tom Sullivan, keyboardist Paulie Philippone, guitarists Jesse Combs and ...

Winter Book Sale starts Thursday

SARANAC LAKE — The 28th annual Winter Carnival Book Sale will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library, 109 Main St. Warm up while ...

Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest winners

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

Winter Carnival opens to ‘perfect conditions’

SARANAC LAKE — Comfortable temperatures, fresh snow and big crowds greeted the opening weekend of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Traffic on River Street moved at a slow crawl most of the day Saturday as throngs of people moved between Riverside Park and the Ice Palace. Many were ...

King John, Queen Anita

SARANAC LAKE — Within the opening minute of hosting the Winter Carnival Coronation, Chamberlain Josh Dann introduced the packed house at the Harrietstown Town Hall to a common fun-loving theme to keep the night light. “I’m sure most of you have heard of ...

Royal choices show value of volunteerism

We are excited to congratulate Anita Meserole and John Wamsganz as queen and king of the 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Their records of volunteer service work, which you can read elsewhere in today’s paper, are amazing. Since Ms. Meserole moved to this area in the early 1980s, she ...

Ice lean-to built next to Palace

SARANAC LAKE — There’s a new lean-to on the shore of Lake Flower, but you better enjoy it now because it’ll be gone by the summer camping season. John Pietras and Brian McDonnell were busy Friday putting the finishing touches on an ice lean-to they built at the Lake Flower boat ...

Coronation slideshow

More photos are available to see and buy on CU: http://cu.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/2017-Winter-Carniva-389.html - Story on Coronation ceremony: http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2017/02/king-john-queen-anita/ - Meet the king: ...

Ice Palace slideshow

Ice lean-to built next to Palace: http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/news/local-news/2017/02/ice-lean-to-built-next-to-palace/

Meet the king

SARANAC LAKE — John Wamsganz, who was born and raised in this village, is the 2017 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival king. Wamsganz is a graduate of Saranac Lake Central School and North Country Community College who has volunteered in myriad ways for the greater part of half a ...

Meet the queen

SARANAC LAKE — This year’s Winter Carnival queen was born and raised in — where else? — Queens. Anita Meserole moved to Saranac Lake in the early 1980s to be near her children. Her first job here was in the Hotel Saranac Bake Shop, where she worked closely with Paul Smith’s ...

Carnival takes a walk on the wild side

SARANAC LAKE — Whether you’re into wildlife or the wild life, this year’s edition of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival should deliver plenty of fun. “Adirondack Wildlife” is this year’s theme, which on paper sounds like a more mild-mannered theme than last year’s ...

The best time of year for Saranac Lakers

Tonight begins what is truly the best time of the year for Saranac Lakers. Winter Carnival has long provided a fun break from a long, cabin-fever-inducing winter. Saranac Lake is often the coldest spot in the lower 48 states, and it plays that up in tourism promotion, dubbing itself ...

Saranac Lake’s royal family

Local resident kings and queens of past Carnivals (1947 to 1952 and 1971 to 2016) --- 1947 Robert Sullivan Jean Keating 1948-49 Ned Pendergast Donalda Maple 1950 Donald Manley Kathleen Oberst 1951 Thomas Fina Natalie Bombard 1952 John Lapan Shirley Homburger 1971 ...

Wild sounds of Winter Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — Primate Fiasco wants to cure Saranac Lake’s cabin fever while also treating their own. Winter Carnival at the Waterhole is an opportune time and place to do it. Dave Russo, banjo player and singer, said the band has been on a break from the road for about a month ...

Lucid reunites for Winter Carnival show

SARANAC LAKE — Popular North Country jam band Lucid will rise from their slumber to play Saturday night at the Waterhole. Lucid decided to take a hiatus from touring in early 2016, after 13 years on the road. The band’s wrapped up with a sold-out performance in April at the renovated ...

LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE: Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

Thursday, Feb. 2 - Winter Carnival Open Mic, hosted by Crowfeather 7:30 p.m., BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St., $3 --- Friday, Feb. 3 Primate Fiasco and Annie in the Water 9 p.m., Waterhole, 48 Main St., $10 --- Saturday, Feb. 4 Lucid and ...