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Weekender A&E

NorthWind Gallery calls for artists

SARANAC LAKE — Due to this year’s unprecedented circumstances, NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery’s Annual Juried Show is moving to an online virtual gallery format. The deadline for entering is May 15. Selected works, which are open to all visual arts, will be featured from June 1 to June ...

Buy local food at your Farmers’ Park It

I love our local Farmers’ Market. In the summer, I go there for much more than food. I go to chat, meet friends, hear music. I get to know my area farmers. Hungry? Lunch is available. In winter, the market moves indoors, where there is no music. There are fewer vendors; I don’t run ...

Pendragon Theatre cancels summer season

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre actors are not expected to perform before a live audience this summer. “YOU, our audience are our priority,” says a letter from the community theater’s board President Marc Gitlitz, dated Monday. “We won’t put your health at risk during the ...

BluSeed moves free spring break art classes online

SARANAC LAKE — For the past few years, BluSeed Studios has provided free art classes for all area students during spring break. Due to recent restrictions and the cancellation of spring break, BluSeed is finding ways to still offer free art classes to students while adhering to New York ...

Pendragon Theatre cancels summer season

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre actors are not expected to perform before a live audience this summer. “YOU, our audience are our priority,” says a letter from the community theater’s board President Marc Gitlitz, dated Monday. “We won’t put your health at risk during the ...

When DIY healthcare supplies are the new normal

I can sew, but I’ve yet to make one of the protective masks for healthcare workers. I want to help, but I’m not sure I will get to the stage where I’m mass producing masks for other people. I selfishly made a few to use so we could take care of my mother. I am in awe of the people that ...

Local musicians stand Six Feet Together

UPPER JAY — The musicians performed outside on the Recovery Lounge’s deck in nearly freezing temperatures. They were all six feet apart — Scott Renderer used a yardstick and his arm to make sure. Disinfectant wipes were taped around the microphones. If they were to start following ...

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 ...

Let’s help each other out

We need a pandemic to treat each other respectfully? These are tough times with an undecided future. With that, I have seen such incredible acts of generosity. I’m only scratching the surface by highlighting those people offering to deliver meals and groceries, or tutor children online. If ...

Foods to strengthen your immunity

It’s official. The World Health Organization and our Centers for Disease Control have proclaimed the new coronavirus, COVID-19, a global pandemic. Whereas the flu kills (on average) about 20,000 Americans each year, this new virus is ten times more deadly — especially to older folks and ...

These films are a reminder that humans will prevail

All this coronavirus hubbub made me realize, we haven’t experienced this before in the modern day, but we’ve most certainly seen it in film. This week I’m looking at three of my favorite pandemic movies you might want to watch while under home isolation. On a realistic note, I know the ...

Plant-based treat

SARANAC LAKE — It’s supper time. The Saranac Lake High School students will perform “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend. The comedy musical follows Seymour Krelborn, a meek gardener working in a mediocre flower shop on skid row. His boss doesn’t think much of him, and his ...

The best Bond song wasn’t in a Bond movie

I recently listened to Billie Eilish’s “No Time To Die,” the song that will play before the upcoming James Bond film of the same name. It was fine. Bond has had his fair share of lackluster songs. From “Octopussy” and Rita Coolidge’s “All Time High,” which sounds more like ...

Fresh greens are the flavor of spring

Yes, I know the calendar says it’s still winter. But… the days are getting longer, temps are getting warmer, snow is melting, and shoots are coming up from the soil. I’ve heard Canada geese are arriving, as are robins and cardinals. Although the first day of spring is still a few days ...

It’s maple time!

Yes! We are getting ready to tap our five maple trees and just let the sap roll on in. Obviously, we are not in the commercial maple-making business, but our two-gallon target has been consistently produced over the years. That is enough syrup to keep us in maple-drenched waffles for the year ...

What does music mean to you?

In a recent “Griff’s Riffs,” arts and entertainment writer Griffin Kelly asked you to email him at gkelly@adirondackdailyenterprise.com to let us know what music means to you. And you took him up on the offer. Here are just a few of your responses: --- ‘I was going to be a ...

Author Lorraine Duvall brings new book to Village Mercantile on March 21

SARANAC LAKE — The Village Mercantile (formerly The Community Store) will be hosting Keene resident Lorraine Duvall for a book signing and a meet and greet on Saturday, March 21 from noon until 2 p.m. Duvall’s two previous books, “And I Know Too Much to Pretend” and “In Praise of ...

‘A Season in Shangri-la’ at SL Free Library

SARANAC LAKE — For three months last year, Steve Sonnenberg and Margaret Worden lived and worked in the Himalayan country of Bhutan as volunteers with an international organization, Health Volunteers Overseas. Steve will describe their experiences in a presentation titled, “A Season in ...

Adirondack Center for Writing calls for poems from locals

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Writing is bringing PoemVillage to Saranac Lake for the fifth year in a row. PoemVillage is an explosion of locally written poetry that fills the windows of downtown Saranac Lake, creating a corridor of poetry. Miniatures of each poem are also ...