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Peter Lynch appointed to local BOCES board

LAKE PLACID — Peter Lynch was appointed this fall to represent the Lake Placid Central School District on the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES Board of Education. Lynch replaces Richard Preston, who served on the FEH BOCES board for six years, finishing out Preston’s term that runs through ...

Wild Center nominated Best Science Museum

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center was recently nominated as “Best Science Museum” in USA TODAY’s 2023 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Those interested in supporting The Wild Center’s nomination can vote online now until Feb. 13. Chosen by a panel of travel experts, the list of 20 ...

AMC birth announcements for December

McKay: A son, Grayson Nicholas, born Dec. 8, 2022 at 8:02 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. to Jennifer Tice and Nicholas McKay of Lake Placid. Hunt: A son, Maxwell Jett, born Dec. 8, 2022 at 10:22 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. to Haley Burdash and Tyler Hunt of Bombay. Ero: A son, Bodie Emeryk, ...

Keeseville Elks Lodge continues support for students

On Dec. 20, President John Kowal, Chris Chamars, executive director for Institutional Advancement, and Megan Morrissey-Kelley, associate sirector for Institutional Advancement accepted a $250 donation from the B.P.O.E for CAP scholarships for students in the AuSable Valley Central School ...

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Local news deemed ‘essential’ but strained amid outbreak

Jennifer Zahn, a Saranac Laker and Enterprise subscriber, has a morning ritual. She wakes up at 6 a.m. every day, goes downstairs and grabs her copy of the newspaper. She said she likes to know what’s going on in town and feels that she would be out of the loop without the newspaper. She ...

With Maple Weekends canceled, here’s a sugarhouse tour

LAKE PLACID — Since the New York State Maple Producers’ Association canceled the Maple Weekends — March 21-22 and March 28-29 — and the state government has issued public assembly restrictions and social-distancing guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, residents and tourists have ...

The shows might go on …

Teachers Brenden Gotham and Taylor Prosper painted sets for Lake Placid High School’s production of “Cinderella” Saturday night. They dipped brushes and created a fairy tale world. A feeling in the pit of their stomachs filled them with uncertainty, but they kept painting anyway. “I ...

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Making masks by the thousands

SARANAC LAKE — A year into the pandemic, it’s sometimes hard to remember that masks were once a scarce commodity. Long before they came in every style, pattern and color imaginable, a group of local volunteer artists and seamstresses banded together to make them from scratch. After her ...

Volunteer of the Year: Stephanie Gubelin

It’s been four months since the presidential election, and Stephanie Gubelin of Lake Placid still gets animated when she talks about the reasons people gave her for not registering to vote. Gubelin, 71, a slight woman with a gray pixie haircut who favors pink glasses and scarves, first ...

Volunteers move weekly meals to delivery in pandemic

SARANAC LAKE — Churches have long operated as support systems for their communities in ways that extend far beyond matters of faith. This has become more apparent — and more crucial — during the pandemic, as food insecurity and isolation have hit critical levels. The First United ...

A remaining volunteer fire-rescue squad

WILMINGTON — The men and women who make up the Wilmington Volunteer Fire and Rescue squad are among the last of a dying breed — the volunteer fire department and emergency squads that used to be common in towns and cities across the country, and the North Country. These days there are 17 ...

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Choosing positivity in 2023

SARANAC LAKE — The sound of a fiddle filled Saranac Lake’s Main Street Friday as 17-year-old Arden Calhoun pulled a bow across her violin’s strings, bringing smiles to the faces of people passing by. The smiles, hugs and support Calhoun received that day represented what she and several ...

Filming ‘Survivor’

LAKE PLACID — Katie Uhlaender, a five-time Olympic skeleton racer living at the Olympic Training Center, is flying to Fiji today to be part of the crew filming the 43rd season of the television reality show “Survivor.” “Survivor” is one of the most popular contest reality TV shows ...

Remembering a past love

Peru resident Robert Rokos met the love of his life in a bathhouse in New York City. It was 1973, not long after the birth of the city’s gay liberation movement. Rokos was 25 and white, Donald Townsel was 18 and Black, but their differences didn’t keep them apart. What started as ...