Weekender A&E

Wake-Up Film Festival’s ‘Merchant of Doubt’ tonight

SARANAC LAKE - The Adirondack Green Circle presents the fifth Wake Up Film Festival, beginning tonight and continuing on March 11, and finishing on March 24.Screenings begin at 7 p.m. at the Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave.The films feature social, economic and environmental issues of ...

‘Hail, Caesar!’ not for the uninitiated

If you're a fan of Classical Hollywood Cinema and are fascinated by the history of the studio system, you'll enjoy the Coen Brothers' "Hail, Caesar!" If you're not, you're going to be bored to tears."Hail, Caesar!" tells the story of Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin playing a character based on ...

Green Circle presents Wake Up Film Festival

SARANAC LAKE - Adirondack Green Circle Director Gail Brill has high hopes for the Wake Up Film Festival, a series of film screenings at Pendragon Theatre beginning tonight at 7 p.m."(The festival) is a great way to get people talking about things," she said. "They're films that are off the ...

Pendragon announces 2016 auditions

SARANAC LAKE - Pendragon Theatre has announced it will hold auditions for its 2016 season in the month of March.The theatre will hold auditions for its lead-off play, "Art," written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, on March 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. The play, directed by Burdette ...

Fire and Ice Festival kept on kicking despite rain

TUPPER LAKE - Much like the rest of this warm and volatile winter, this weekend's Fire and Ice Festival was hit hard by less than ideal weather.Saturday around noon, wind gusts ripped off of Raquette Pond and into the Municipal Park where ice sculpting, snow golfing and Clydesdale wagon rides ...

Reandeau has surgery, moved out of PICU

After a surgical procedure Friday, Kimberly Reandeau, who sustained serious injury when a village of Tupper Lake snowplow truck backed over her Feb. 16, has been moved out of the pediatric intensive care unit, according to her mother, Bethany Cassell.Reandeau's injuries include a fractured ...

Film series in Tupper Lake looks to help fight cancer

TUPPER LAKE - A film series screening at the Goff-Nelson Library over the coming weeks examines alternative cancer treatments that may just change the way you view chemotherapy and radiation."The Truth about Cancer: a Global Quest" is a nine-part series created by Ty Bollinger that examines ...

Musicians come together once again for food pantries

SARANAC LAKE - Bagpipes. Bluegrass. Blues. Baroque. Rock. Rockabilly. Folk. Country. Gospel. Americana. If you're a fan of any or all of the above genres of music, the sixth annual North Country Musicians Unite for Local Food Pantries benefit at the Adirondack Carousel will give you a chance to ...

Fire and Ice Festival this weekend in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE - The Fire and Ice Festival will return to the village, celebrating the winter with events at the Municipal Park and the golf course.---SCHEDULE OF?EVENTSFriday, Feb. 199 p.m. Fire & Ice Festival Weekend Opener, featuring live music from Trench Town Oddities at Trail's End ...

Pat Donohue returns to BluSeed Studios Saturday

SARANAC LAKE - BluSeed Studios welcomes back Grammy-winning fingerstyle guitarist Pat Donohue at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.He has earned national recognition for his mastery of acoustic fingerstyle guitar, which he exhibits weekly as the guitarist for the Guys All Star Shoe Band on Garrison ...

Lynch exhibits nature photos at Paul Smith’s College VIC

PAUL SMITHS - A collection of photographs by Mike Lynch is now on display at the Great Room at the Paul Smith's College VIC.The exhibit, "Summit to Sea," is part of the New Moon Art Series. It includes landscape and wildlife photographs from the Colorado Rockies, Atlantic Coast, and Adirondack ...

La Quinta del Lobo comes to LPCA Saturday

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts welcomes La Quinta del Lobo to the LPCA stage on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. for their presentation of "Cuentos de la Manglera ("The Mangrove Tales"), which features indigenous Colombian dance and music rendered through a contemporary ...

‘The Knight of the Burning Pestle’ reading Friday

SARANAC LAKE - Pendragon Theatre's free Winter Reader's Theater Series presents "The Knight of the Burning Pestle," the second reading of the series, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19. Continuing the theme of Historic Comedies, February's selection is an Elizabethan comedy, but by someone who's not ...

Meet author Ed Kanze at Left Bank

SARANAC LAKE - Left Bank Cafe and Moose Maple Books will host a "Meet the Author" event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.There will be a discussion and light supper buffet.Kanze, an author, naturalist, guide, photographer and videographer, will share stories and photos from his books ...

Amos and Julia Ward Theatre present musical evening

JAY - Amos and Julia Ward Theatre present an evening of soft classic, pop and rock runes at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.Admission is $6 per adult. Children are free.Complimentary refreshments will be provided.The theatre is located at 15 Parkside Drive.For further information, visit jemsgroup.org ...

HBO’s ‘Vinyl’ off to lukewarm start

I expected greatness from the two-hour debut of "Vinyl," the new HBO show about the record industry in 1970s New York from Martin Scorcese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter and Rich Cohen, especially when I heard Scorcese was directing the pilot. Unfortunately, I didn't get greatness, but what I did ...

Carrots make a great base for refreshing winter salads

In February, the North Country lies under a blanket of white snow. Sure, supermarkets offer salad kits of washed, bagged greens, croutons and salad dressing all wrapped up in plastic at 4 or 5 times the cost of a head of lettuce. Those greens have traveled a long distance to get to you in the ...

Fire and Ice returns to Tupper

TUPPER LAKE - As Saranac Lakers enjoy the last few days of Winter Carnival 2016, Tupper Lakers are gearing up for their very own winter celebration, the Fire and Ice Festival.Last year's inaugural event surprised many who doubted its organizers could pull it off. Lead organizer Christine ...

Family of James Donovan presents ‘Bridge of Spies’

LAKE PLACID - James Donovan's granddaughter, Beth Amorosi, says her grandfather would have enjoyed "Bridge of Spies," even though the Oscar-nominated Steven Spielberg film based on his experiences defending a notorious Soviet spy during the Cold War took a few liberties when it adapted the tale ...