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The battle of the bulge

November 6, 2010 Veteran’s Day is Nov. 11, and for many years now I have told stories of World War II veteran’s from this area; stories gleaned from old copies of the Enterpris. more »»

The forgotten plane crash

October 23, 2010 Every once in a while somebody like me and even the prestigious Adirondack Life (the magazine recently received many awards at the International Regional Magazine Association conference) write about... more »»

More about the convention center

October 16, 2010 There was considerable talk by the North Elba supervisor and the board on Friday night about the need for a convention center after they became aware that the chamber of commerce had apparently... more »»

One more time — the Lake Placid Club

October 9, 2010 A few weeks ago we attended the 30th anniversary party for Ed Finnerty and Nancie Battaglia, and the talk among the guests turned to the Lake Placid Club. more »»

History connects the dots

September 25, 2010 The local events of the past that are recorded in this space each week are invariably linked to local families. more »»

No column this week

September 18, 2010 You Know What ...? will not appear in this week’s edition. It will return on Sept. 25. more »»

A hero drowns on Upper Saranac, 1950

September 10, 2010 Milford M. Deitz, a member of the U.. more »»

More news from the 1940s

September 4, 2010 Mr friend Matt Moore of Lake Placid, whom I have known since our days at the Lake Placid Club, is a master carpenter, so when he tears out a wall and finds an old newspaper (used in the old days as... more »»

VJ Day — Aug. 14, 1945

August 28, 2010 The Lions Club of Saranac Lake used to publish a wonderful newsletter named the “Lions Roar” and during WWII the letter was sent to all the local men and women serving in the military. more »»

A different culture in 1930

August 21, 2010 A speaker at the Mark Twain Day, sponsored by the Historic Saranac Lake, explained how different the language was when the great man wrote “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. more »»

History — not hearsay (Saranac Lake: August 1936)

August 14, 2010 The following items are from the SLPD blotter from August 1936. All entries are verbatim, except some names are changed for obvious reason. more »»

A cool August — 58 years ago

August 7, 2010 Some poor soul at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise used to have to write the local weather report every day. Here is some of what the weather reporter had to say on Aug. more »»

The Enterprise, July 18, 1919

July 17, 2010 Ninety-one years ago the Enterprise was published only on Tuesdays and Fridays, but starting on July 21, it was going to be issued three times a week — but it would shrink from eight pages to si. more »»

Phil gets the last word (or something like that)

July 10, 2010 My friend Phil Lalande has been at the center of many worthwhile endeavors in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid — to name only two — first, creating a huge, successful pee wee hockey program and as a... more »»

July 4 in Saranac Lake, 1899

July 2, 2010 Let’s see if we can make this work … let’s see if we can have the biggest Fourth of July celebration in the entire North Country that will attract thousands of visitors to our fair village. more »»

SLPD blotter, 1944

June 26, 2010 The following are entries picked at random from the blotter of the Saranac Lake Police Department in June and July of 1944. Names have been changed where necessary. more »»

Martha Reben Day

June 19, 2010 Historic Saranac Lake will be honoring and commemorating the life and work of Adirondack author Martha Reben on July 10. more »»

St. Bernard’s students in Montreal

June 5, 2010 The old copies of the Enterprise are treasures of local history with “stories” that probably would not make the news today. more »»

(Check back next Saturday)

May 29, 2010 Howard's Riley's You Know What...? column will return next Saturday. more »»

Big news from Big Tupper

May 21, 2010 The Post-Standard in Syracuse carried lots of news from these parts on a page headlined “Northern New York News” and on this particular Sunday, May 21, 1944, a mere 66 years ago, almost to the day. more »»

 
 
 

 

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