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A second terrible fire

December 11, 2010 The Saranac Lake downtown area was still reeling from the terrible fire in the Berkeley Hotel (reported here last week) on New Year’s Day 1925 with the loss of 10 businesses, when 13 days later fire... more »»

Bad start for the New Year — Jan. 1925

December 4, 2010 I have in my hand, thanks to former Saranac Lake resident, Treva (Bruce) Miller, a copy of The Enterprise dated Jan. 2, 1925. more »»

Climate change in Saranac Lake?

November 27, 2010 James J. Griebsch, film producer and well known photographer (and I hasten to add, a native), has put together an amazing movie and still photo history of Saranac Lake. more »»

Web break!

November 20, 2010 Those were the dreaded words that might echo up through the labyrinth that made up the many floors of the old Enterprise building at 76 Main S. more »»

The Adirondack, Friday, Nov. 27, 1896

November 13, 2010 Treva (Bruce) Miller, a 1947 graduate of Saranac Lake High School, now a resident of Palm Harbor, Fla., has sent me a number of old copies of The Enterprise, many from 1925. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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