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Weekender A&E

BluSeed celebrates 20 years

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this month with a series of events. BluSeed’s origins came about in March 2001 when artist Carol Marie Vossler leased a former train warehouse at 24 Cedar St. and revamped it with the help of friends and family, ...

Northern Current returns Sunday

SARANAC LAKE — The Northern Current music festival is coming back to Riverside Park on Sunday, this time with six bands all fronted by women at the mics. TEKE::TEKE, The Big Takeover, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Rose & The Bros, The Outcrops and Crackin’ Foxy are playing a free show where ...

Jazz trio plans Saranac performance on Labor Day

SARANAC — An arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” is among the upcoming musical fare by the Paul Meyers’ World on a String Jazz Trio for Hill and Hollow Music’s Labor Day concert at Weatherwatch Farm. The trio features the acclaimed jazz guitarist, bassist Leo Traversa ...

Fifty years with a camera

SARANAC LAKE — The Canon Demi, a compact and luxe half-frame 35mm camera, hit the 1963 Japanese market for 10,800. For an additional 1,000, one could purchase the case. Another 300 scored the wrist strap. In 1968, Barry Lobdell picked up the camera for $20 in an Ocean View, Virginia ...

Wilmington historical tour slated Sept. 1

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Historical Society is hosting a historical walking tour of Wilmington next week. Next Thursday, Sept. 1, Wilmington Historical Society President Karen Peters and Guy Stephenson, historical society member and licensed guide, will lead the tour from 9 a.m. to ...

New Barry Lobdell exhibit opens next month

SARANAC LAKE — An opening reception for a new exhibit featuring the work of photographer Barry Lobdell is slated for Sept. 2 at the Adirondack Artists Guild. The reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. This year represents Lobdell’s 50th as a photographic artist and 24th as a member of the ...