Weekender A&E

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival Aug. 15 at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival focuses on 10 films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of the planet. Ticket revenues, ...

Ouluska Pass will perform Aug. 15 at Will Rogers

SARANAC LAKE — Performing chamber music, Ouluska Pass will entertain the crowd at Saranac Village at Will Rogers at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. This musical quartet will include Gregor Kitzis, Molly Aronson, Elaine Dewar and Madeleine Jansen. They will perform “Dohnanyi Serenade” ...

‘Lyric Sublime’ Sunday at the Lake Placid Sinfonietta

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the last of its Summer Symphony Series concerts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with Peter Rubardt conducting. Titled “Lyricism Sublime,” Mozart’s warm-hearted violin concerto showcases the ...

A hiker’s positive parking experience

Sometimes I feel that I only hear the negative stories. I read the paper and watch the news and wonder how do people ever get along? Bickering or ridiculous behavior is blasted from the headlines. I understand that these events and experiences are happening, but I thought perhaps it would be ...

Lake Placid Institute’s Chamber Music Seminar, performances Aug. 12-17

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute will hold its annual Chamber Music Seminar from Aug. 12-16. Adult avocational musicians will convene in Lake Placid to study and perform with a world-class faculty under the artistic direction of violinist Linda Rosenthal. Rosenthal is a ...

‘Fools Rushed In’ at Wilmington Historical Society presentation Aug. 15

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Historical Society invites community members to the program “Fools Rushed In: The Story of Murray’s Fools” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.15 at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at 110 Marble Lane (just off Whiteface Highway). Presented by Ivy Gocker, ...

Two authors and two books in one evening at St. Regis Canoe Outfitters

SARANAC LAKE — St. Regis Canoe Outfitters will host a book signing and reception with authors Dave Cilley and Norman Sims, followed by a presentation from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at 73 Dorsey St. Norman Sims, co-author of “Canoes: A Natural History in North America,” will ...

Author signing event Aug. 12 with Larry Weill at Bookstore Plus

LAKE PLACID — The Bookstore Plus will host an author signing event with Adirondack local Larry Weill from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12. It all began close to 40 years ago when Weill was stationed as a wilderness park ranger in the Adirondacks West Canada Lakes Wilderness Area. His ...

Blu Zoo: A weeklong workshop with art and animals

SARANAC LAKE — From Aug. 12-16, BluSeed Studios will offer a different creative experience combing art and science for children ages 8 to 12. BluSeed Studios will be partnering with the Utica Zoo to bring area youth a hands-on art and science integration program. This year’s theme ...

Jefferson Starship to play Franklin County Fair as Air Supply cancels

Australian soft-rock duo Air Supply has canceled its appearance at the Franklin County. They will be replaced by Jefferson Starship. “Due to an illness in his immediate family, lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock must travel to his native ... Australia as soon as possible,” Air Supply ...

Nora Brown performs at Upper Jay Arts Center

UPPER JAY — Nora Brown will perform at the Upper Jay Arts Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. The suggested donation is $15. Brown started learning ukulele at age 6 from the late Shlomo Pestcoe. With a focus on old-time music, he laid a foundation of love of music and the community ...

Rockers plan another island concert on Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — To attend the second Rock on the Rock concert on Tupper Lake, head to 44.194941 latitude and -74.511119 longitude ... and bring a life vest. Last year Mike and Ronnie Jones of the Jones Boys organized a concert in the middle of the lake, an idea Mike had talked about for a ...

Franklin Co. Fair opens Friday in Malone; Air Supply Aug. 9

MALONE — The 169th Franklin County Fair will open its gates Friday, Aug. 2. With a midway packed with food concessions and rides, nationally-recognized bands and entertainers, a demolition derby, agricultural exhibits, tractor pulls and more, the fair remains as popular as ever. The ...

Public libraries are more than just books

I love going to the library, though lately I’ve been checking out more audio books than bound books. With travel and time spent in cars, I’m at least able to listen to stories. Though the area public libraries always have a wonderful selection of books, audio books, DVDs, and magazines, the ...

‘Come to the Fair’ at the library Aug. 6-8

SARANAC LAKE — The “Come to The Fair” Summer Book Fair will take place Aug. 6-8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Cantwell Room at Saranac Lake Free Library. Thousands of books — fiction and nonfiction — sheet music, kids books, CDs, DVDs, local handmade crafts and more ...

Songs at Mirror Lake’s Local Jam Night Aug. 6

LAKE PLACID — On Tuesday, Aug. 6, Local Jam Night will take the stage with Nina’s Brew as part of the Songs at Mirror Lake music series. The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” is held at 7 P.M. seven Tuesdays throughout the summer at ...

‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ opens Friday

SARANAC LAKE — In the final scene of Ibsen’s classic play “A Doll’s House,” Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. Lucas Hnath’s Tony-nominated “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” playing at Pendragon Aug. 2-18, ...

What’s on tap for Lake Placid Sinfonietta

Thursday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. The Wild Center, Tupper Lake --- The Lake Placid Sinfonietta performs in the Wild Center’s Great Hall. Peter Rubardt will conduct the program including movements from Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8” and works featuring flutist Anne Harrow (Bach’s ...

Ad’k Plein Air Festival set to paint the area Aug. 12-17

SARANAC LAKE — The second decade of the Adirondack Plein Air Festival returns from Aug. 12-17. Artists will be out painting all week and most of them welcome spectators. The process of creating a successful painting, when the light and weather is continuously changing, is a challenge ...