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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 »»

65th anniversary of V-E Day

May 15, 2010 World leaders gathered over the past weekend to commemorate the end of the Second World War II in Europe on May 8, 194. more »»

Local names disappear

May 8, 2010 I am often asked, “Have you lived here all your life?” And my answer is always, “Not yet. more »»

An apron to honor mother

May 1, 2010 My friend Blanche Santimaw sent me a copy of a piece about aprons. What could one possibly have to say about an apron that would take up more than one sentence…well, wait until you read this. more »»

Follow-up on the S.L. bank robbery

April 24, 2010 There are many interesting bits and pieces to the noon-time robbery of the Church Street branch of Marine Midland Bank, as covered in this column last week. It happened on Dec. 6, 1979 at 11:55 a.m. more »»

 
 

 

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