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Saranac Lake is vacation favorite for Sandra Lee (updated)

Since she also likes daffodils, mayor invites her to preside over Daffest

March 3, 2011
By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer

SARANAC LAKE - This Adirondack village is one of Sandra Lee's two favorite vacation destinations.

Lee, who has a popular cooking show on the Food Network and is the live-in girlfriend of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told US Magazine in a questionnaire published online Wednesday that her other favorite vacation spot is the Italian island of Capri.

Cuomo has also vacationed here. He said in July, at an appearance at the Saranac Lake Adult Center, that he enjoyed coming up here with his family to fish when he was younger and he went fishing on Lower Saranac Lake after that campaign stop.

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Sandra Lee

Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau responded quickly.

"We're honored to be recognized by Sandra Lee," Rabideau said in a press release. "She obviously is very perceptive and has tremendous taste."

Lee also told the magazine that daffodils are her favorite flower, prompting Rabideau to invite her here the first week of May to preside over the Saranac Lake area's first-ever Daffest.

"She can even bring Andrew along - if she wants to - and we'll see if we can find something for him to preside over too," Rabideau said.



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