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Local World War II stories

May 23, 2015 I was surprised at the response to last week’s column about the local men and women who served in World War II. more »»

Armed Forces Day — May 16, 2015

May 16, 2015 I am not sure when the date of Armed Forces Day was changed to May 16; that day to honor the men and women who have served the United States in uniform was created on May 20, 1950, as a unification... more »»

Find your relatives in these 1935 stories

May 9, 2015 The 1935 copy of the Enterprise that I will be excerpting from is Thursday, Feb. 7 ... although I usually try to match the present month when quoting these pieces from the pas. more »»

Local news stories from February 1935

May 2, 2015 Thanks to my big brother, Ray, I have many copies of the Enterprise from the 1940’s and maybe more from the 1930’s — but I stopped pawing through the pile when I found the one dated above. more »»

More Enterprise news from April 1953

April 25, 2015 Sixty-two years ago in Saranac Lake, the weather was fair and cool, the Enterprise cost 5 cents and the village was short of fire hydrants. Dean R. Carey was Enterprise publisher, Harry B. more »»

The Saranac Lake police blotter from April 1939

April 18, 2015 I promised my faithful readers, especially my friend Art Niederbuhl, that I would not miss this month’s events as happened back in 1939. more »»

Jack Finegan jumps from moving truck

April 11, 2015 Now all you guys and dolls who know Jack; please don’t start running up to the hospital to visit him. You see, the incident/accident happened April 21, 1939. more »»

Reporter ribbing other reporters

April 4, 2015 A reporter for the Post-Standard by the name of Roy G. LaFave was having some fun in a story he penned before the arrival of President Calvin Coolidge in the summer of 1926. more »»

Chamber of commerce re-organized, 1947

March 27, 2015 Many organizations have ups and downs and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce is no different. more »»

Enterprise front page news, April 28, 1953

March 21, 2015 Thanks to Janet Dudones I have a trove of old copies of the Enterprise, plus village board budgets that her father saved, a voter registration list from 1952 and a breakdown of the work schedule and... more »»

SLPD blotter reports for March 1939

March 14, 2015 The men of the Saranac Lake Police Department were kept pretty busy 76 years ago with stolen cars, kids raising hell, drunks, and a break-in at the Curling Club. --- March 3, 7:45 p.m. more »»

Early air service for Saranac Lake, Lake Placid

March 7, 2015 No, I do not mean early air service as in 1940, when members of the Saranac lake Planning Board discussed the possibility of establishing an airport near Saranac Lake ... more »»

The Enterprise, Feb. 14, 1955

February 28, 2015 If there is just the slightest chance that my dear readers have not noticed, I try to write about events that go with the season — or in many instances, the same month, which is easy with the old... more »»

Another Winter Carnival is over, February 1959

February 21, 2015 It seems that every year the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival gets better and better and 2015 was proof of that – thanks to the hundreds of volunteers that make it all happe. more »»

Police blotter for February 1939

February 14, 2015 Feb. 3, 7:10 p.m. — Call from Dr. Greer complaining about Keith Mahan’s radio playing very loud. Investigated and talked with Greer and Mahan. more »»

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 1911, part 2

February 7, 2015 The Ice Palace in 1911 was a very big deal just as it is today. more »»

Winter Carnival — 104 years ago

January 31, 2015 Things sure were different when the 1911 Winter Carnival opened on Tuesday, Jan. 24 and ran for three days, ending on Thursday, January 26. more »»

A reporter’s dream assignment, Part 2

January 24, 2015 The first ceo of the committee I was no longer at the Enterprise when Lake Placid won the bid to host the 1980 Games so I sent two letters to my friend Luke Patnod. more »»

A reporter’s dream assignment, Part 1

January 17, 2015 My adventures with the 1980 Olympic Winter Games (never, never, “Winter Olympic Games”) began in January 1973 when Lake Placid Mayor Robert Peacock and I left Montreal for Lausanne, Switzerlan. more »»

Greeting the new year of 1939

January 10, 2015 (Information from the 1938/1939 Police Blotter) --- The accompanying illustration is from my carefully filed collection of memorabilia as found in a cardboard box in the cellar. more »»

 
 

 

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