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Weekender A&E

Documentary series explores politics

SARANAC LAKE — Documentary filmmakers Deb Ellis and Dennis Mueller look to expose injustice in the world. They want to tell stories that people have never heard before. “I’m not a filmmaker who thinks my movie will dramatically change the world,” Ellis said in an phone interview, ...

Band takes audience to another dimension

UPPER JAY — The North Country is full of folk and bluegrass groups, so a band with the name the Mountain Carol sounds like it might fit right in. However, its sound is anything but traditional. Instead the group offers ethereal synthesizers, songs about other dimensions and a lady in a ...

Local writer turns personal suffering into a transformative experience

SARANAC LAKE — When Kelsey Francis gave birth to a baby girl nine years ago, she never knew her story would reach millions of readers. Her daughter June came into this world with ten little fingers and ten little toes, like many babies. Francis had been in labor for the better part of day, ...

New Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival next week

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Arts Center and ADK Action will host the inaugural Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival from Tuesday, Oct. 8, to Sunday, Oct. 13. For six days artists will paint, exhibit and sell their pieces, capturing scenic locations and vistas around Tupper Lake. The Tupper Art ...

A folk and blues concert with Barry Oreck and Friends

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will present a folk and blues concert featuring Barry Oreck and Friends on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Barry Oreck is based out of Brooklyn and Indian Lake, NY. Oreck has played solo and with various bands, and has written ...

S’Wonderful: A Celebration of Family, Music and Life

SARANAC LAKE — On Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, mother-daughter duo Tomi and Gail Gallagher will gather around the piano to sing songs from the Great American Songbook. For this performance, “S’Wonderful,” Tomi and Gail have chosen some of their ...

Manhattan Short Film Festival offers 10 movies from around the globe

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present the Manhattan Short Film Festival this Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased through the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org. Filmgoers in Lake Placid will ...

Cook for a crowd with this cassoulet recipe

Entertaining a crowd can be a lot of work, but there's also a lot of excitement and fulfillment when welcoming loved ones into your home. When hosting includes homecooking, hosts may worry they won't get to spend too much time with their guests. However, when using a slow cooker to prepare ...

Documentary subject sheds light on immigrant, gay issues

SARANAC LAKE — Moises Serrano grew up a gay, poor, undocumented immigrant from Mexico. He’s had rats shoved in his mailbox and white crosses thrown on his front lawn. His family members often don’t drive around town or sometimes even leave their trailer homes for fear of being stopped ...

Oktoberfest draws thousands

WILMINGTON — Bill Hummel likes to use a particular word when talking about the Whiteface Oktoberfest — “Gemutlichkeit.” It’s a German word describing a feeling of cheer, warmth and togetherness. As guests made their way into the festival, they were greeted by Hummel and his two ...

OkTupperfest returns with archery, snowmobiles, beer

TUPPER LAKE — OkTupperfest is back after a year’s hiatus, Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Although event organizers say it is not going to be the same event as when it was held at the Big Tupper Ski Area, there are many new reasons to head over to the Municipal Park this ...

Man behind the mic

SARANAC LAKE — If you go in David Sommerstein’s car, you’re going to find albums from the New Orleans brass ensemble Soul Rebels, a copy of Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You” and a phone connected to perpetually endless music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora. The options are ...

Vera Quartet: a young string quartet on the rise

SARANC — Since its formation in 2015, the Vera Quartet has quickly established itself as an exciting ensemble of its generation. Grand Prize winners of the 2017 Plowman and 2017 Yellow Springs chamber music competitions, the Vera Quartet currently holds the position of String ...

North Country Walk to Fight Suicide this Sunday in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death nationally, with close to 47,000 Americans taking their lives each year, according to the Center for Disease and Control Pervention. National Suicide Prevention Week has been recognized since 1975, with events focused on awareness and ...

Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes at the LPCA

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Art will present the biggest little orchestra around — Pink Martini — featuring lead singer China Forbes (with special guest Meow Meow) on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world — crossing genres ...

10th annual moose-themed festival headed back to Indian Lake

INDIAN LAKE — The Great Adirondack Moose Festival, New York state’s first ever moose-themed festival, offers visitors of all ages a fantastic Adirondack experience. Held in the center of the Adirondack Park, moose-themed programs will abound the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, ...

Autumn activities at the Almanzo Wilder Homestead

BURKE — The Almanzo Wilder Homestead's annual Harvest will hots its Festival and Civil War Living History Encampment this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, at the farm in Burke. This year’s event will span both days with a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. On site for the ...