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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 »»

Spectral Saranac Lake bank robbery

April 17, 2010 Thursday, Dec. 6, 1979 — 11:55 a.m. more »»

Anniversary of the Tupper bank heist

April 10, 2010 One year ago yesterday (Friday, April 10, 2009) a disguised robber walked into the Community Bank on Hosley Avenue in Tupper Lake; brandishing a silver handgun, he ordered everyone to the floor, too... more »»

‘Great new ski center proposed at Tupper’

April 3, 2010 This was the 8-column headline on page one of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise dated Feb. 16, 1960. more »»

What a difference 50 years makes

March 27, 2010 The aging process, at least in my life, makes the past seem like yesterday, such as the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. more »»

Gas stations — not convenience stores

March 20, 2010 There are no more gas stations or service stations. There used to be one on every corner, and when the customer bought gasoline the service came with i. more »»

This could not happen today

March 13, 2010 One never knows what event in this strange journey of life will come back to haunt us. This is what happened to Mrs. Blanche Griswold, an acquaintance of mine, back in February 196. more »»

The 1932 gold-medal bobsled team

March 6, 2010 One more Olympic story before we close that chapter until the games are held in Russia in 2014. more »»

Only one out of thousands

February 27, 2010 There has been only one person — ONE?— out of the thousands and thousands of athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games, Summer and Winter, to win a gold medal in both seasons and in... more »»

What was happening 67 years ago?

February 20, 2010 The following entries are taken from copies I made of the Saranac Lake Police Department “blotters” in February 1943 and are published verbatim…except in some instances the names are changed for... more »»

Anniversary of the 1980 Olympic games

January 30, 2010 We will hear many times about February 2010 being the 30th Anniversary of the XIII Olympic Winter Games held in Lake Placid … and as well we should. more »»

More phone book history

January 22, 2010 Judging from the response from last week’s column about names and places listed in the 1956-57 New York Telephone Company book, it ranks right up there with columns taken from the old police blotters. more »»

Old phone books as history books

January 15, 2010 I have on loan from my friend Holly Chabbott a 1956-1957 telephone directory from the New York Telephone Company covering the communities of Lake Placid, Tupper Lake and Saranac. more »»



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