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Women’s Civic Chamber of Saranac Lake invites people to Potluck Meet and Eat

SARANAC LAKE — The Women’s Civic Chamber of Saranac Lake will hold its annual Potluck Meet and Eat at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at the Knotty Pine Lodge, 6 Old Ray Brook Road, Ray Brook. This energetic group hopes to entice new membership at this social affair by offering a diverse menu and ...

September births at Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake

Altvater: A daughter, Gracie Marie, born Sept. 4 at 7:05 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces, to Jessica and Jon Altvater of Malone. Longstreet: A son, Weston Reid, born Sept. 4 at 3:35 p.m., weighing 9 pounds, 6 ounces, to Kirstyn Reid and Adam Longstreet of Lake Placid. Cornell: A ...

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Sunshine and puppy dogs

SARANAC LAKE — The sun shone brightly as Father Rick Dennis sat down with locals’ dogs and blessed them one by one. About a dozen people and their four-legged friends showed up to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, Oct. 5 for a blessing of the animals. Some dogs wore fall ...

En route to affirmation

ST. HUBERTS — I’m writing this story while hiking the trail up Bear Den Mountain en route to Dial and Nippletop. Well, not actually. I’m typing it up on my work computer, sitting in a comfortable office chair and digging the dirt out of my fingernails with a paperclip. But when I ...

Permits in the High Peaks?

LAKE PLACID — The High Peaks area of the Adirondack Park is undoubtedly in the midst of a years-long boom in hikers and visitors to the region. And with that crush of visitors comes a number of problems: parking, safety, search-and-rescue missions, and wear and tear on trails and other ...

Tiptoeing through Moscow

SARANAC LAKE — Dellice Chase loves to travel, but Russia had never popped up on her list of places to visit. But after months of interviews, written exams and even more interviews, Dellice was going to Russia. The 16-year-old Saranac Lake High School student has also been dancing since she ...

2016 Year in Review | VIEW ALL

Into the unknown

2016 was a turning point, but we’re not sure what it’s turning to. This year set us up for the unknown like few others have. No. 1 of our top 10 stories of the year is the manic campaign cycle that climaxed with the election of Donald Trump to the White House. Yes, these top 10 are local ...

Top outdoors stories of the year

The Adirondack Park is unlike any other place on Earth, with people living, working and recreating in the largest preserved area in the eastern U.S. And as such, outdoors news can dominate the headlines. 2016 was a year of changes, some contentious, some not. - APA board members In ...

Highs and lows of North Country sports in 2016

Sports is a big deal in the North Country, and 2016 provided another wealth of memorable and significant events. There were many accomplishments, and a few losses too. January brought significant success to members of the United States bobsled and skeleton team as Jaime Greubel Poser, Steven ...

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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 ...

40 years on the force

TUPPER LAKE — Last week this village’s police department’s retired chief and current part-time officer, Tom Fee, was given a 40-year service plaque by Mayor Paul Maroun and Chief Eric Proulx, commemorating his four decades of work with the village. Fee, 62, started the job on Feb. 11, ...

A pooch who loves his toys

LAKE PLACID — Caymus loves his toys, he likes holding onto them, and you won’t find him leaving them lying around. He’s a 6-year-old black Lab-pit bull mix. When the dog goes on his walks around the village with his owner, Tim Robinson, he grabs a toy off their apartment porch and ...