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Raoul Peck honored at John Brown Farm

LAKE PLACID — Documentarian Raoul Peck, who created “I Am Not Your Negro” and “Exterminate All the Brutes,” was honored by a local volunteer organization during a visit to John Brown Farm on Sunday. The event followed Peck’s appearance at the Lake Placid Film Festival on ...

Adirondack Land Trust hires new stewardship manager

KEENE — Derek Rogers has joined the staff of the Adirondack Land Trust as stewardship manager. In this role he will work to engage people in the value and benefits of protected lands, and to help landowners maintain and enhance lands conserved in partnership with the land trust. Rogers ...

Lake Placid native brings ‘Freak’ film to local festival

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Film Festival kicks off Thursday. On opening night, Lucky Cerruti, a Lake Placid native and filmmaker, will show his slasher film “Freak” for the first time in person. Cerruti, 26, didn’t originally set out to be a filmmaker, but he said he’s always ...

Amateur radio association receives grant to benefit Adirondack Health

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Amateur Radio Association, or AARA, was recently awarded a $650 community organization grant by the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake to upgrade emergency and backcountry communication equipment. “We are honored to be entrusted with these funds to help us upgrade ...

Not-for-profits receive grant awards from local foundation

The trustees of the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation have announced this year’s awards to area not-for-profits. Of the 53 grant proposals received this year, 38 were funded in whole or in part. Area not-for-profits that received grants from the Pearsall Adirondack Foundation ...

Scholarship raffle winner announced

SARANAC LAKE — The Women’s College Scholarship Club drew the winning raffle ticket Saturday, Oct. 9 at the group’s final barbecue and baked goods event at Coakley Home and Hardware in Saranac Lake. The raffle basket includes gift certificates to local businesses worth over $1,000. Gail ...