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Depot Theatre awarded continued support from Cloudsplitter Foundation

WESTPORT — The Depot Theatre has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Cloudsplitter Foundation for ongoing operational needs and improvements to its artist housing. The grant represents continued support from Cloudsplitter Foundation for this mission-driven project which will ultimately ...

Loso makes Dean’s List at Le Moyne

SYRACUSE — Le Moyne College has named Elizabeth Loso, a senior psychology major from Saranac Lake, to its fall 2020 Dean’s List. To make the list, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

ANCA board adds real estate risk manager David Heidecorn

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack North Country Association has announced the addition of David Heidecorn to its 25-member board of directors. Heidecorn is a senior advisor to L. Catterton Real Estate, a Luxembourg-based wing of the L. Catterton global investment firm based in Connecticut. He ...

Paul Smith’s College student wants input on ‘Learning Farm’ idea

PAUL SMITHS — An upcoming spring 2021 Paul Smith’s College graduate, Emily Nelson, is seeking public input for her capstone (senior research) project. She is exploring the feasibility of establishing a “Learning Farm” at the Osgood Pond property owned by the college, across Route 30 ...

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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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Snow stewards

TUPPER LAKE — Back in the 1960s, Jim Frenette Sr. followed some Oval Wood Dish company logging trails around the Tupper Lake Golf Course and groomed them into cross-country ski trails. They now bear his name — the James C. Frenette Sr. Recreational Trails. He continued to groom these ...

Animals appreciate attention from volunteers

SARANAC LAKE — The Tri-Lakes Humane Society is slowly building up its number of regular volunteers. Currently, it has 10 to 15, of all ages. The youngest volunteer, who is accompanied by a parent, is 6 years old. Kids who are 12 years or older are able to come in without parental supervision ...

Hospital volunteers lend an ‘eager ear’

SARANAC LAKE — In a hospital, if you break a bone, you see an orthopedist. If shrimp suddenly starts giving you hives, you see an allergist. If you suffer from a heart condition, you see a cardiologist. There are all these special practices and professionals to help with any type of ...

Volunteer of the Year: Aleacia Landon

SARANAC LAKE — Aleacia Landon has dedicated her life to community service and helping others. “I have a vision of the place I would like to be living,” she said. “I want it to be safe for my kids and the kids that I work with. I want it to be beautiful. We’re in an area that has ...

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Long-lost siblings finally meet

SARANAC LAKE — As Lauren Peters, 49, and Richard Auer, 54, sit across from each other at a picnic table at Berkeley Green park, they interrupt each other, filling in the blanks of each other’s sentences and questioning small details like the siblings they are. This despite the fact that ...

There and back again

SARANAC LAKE — Sean Ryan, 27, pulls out a chair at the Hotel Saranac upstairs lobby, takes off his Buffalo Bills mask and sits down. He’s taking a break to talk about his first semester at North Country Community College, where he’s a freshman in the Radiologic Technology department. He ...

Many travels, many stories

BLOOMINGDALE — For years, Judith Coopy chronicled her adventures in journals. She spoke to strangers freely, just like her father had. And when she held her golden fly swatter, an award for winning a story slam at Bitters & Bones, she knew her tale was worth telling and that she had lived ...

Extending books’ lives

SARANAC LAKE — Books up to hundreds of years old are rejuvenated and having their lifespans doubled in the cozy office in Anastasia Osolin’s home. In the outskirts of the desk lamps above her bench, worn books sit in wait for Osolin — a local artist who makes "assemblages" with old ...