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Weekender A&E

Artisan bread at the Winter Market

“Give us this day our daily bread” — Matthew 6:11, Luke 11:13 Bread is known as “the staff of life” because it’s a dietary staple in much of the western world. We eat it daily — and we take it for granted. It is our oldest processed food. In many European and ...

Lake Placid’s Toboggan Chute opens for season

We have been waiting for the Lake Placid Toboggan Chute to open. It’s a winter highlight for my family and one of our “go-to” winter activities for visiting family and friends. Sliding down an icy ramp onto a frozen Mirror Lake is not something people get to do everywhere. It is unusual ...

Wanna judge a food contest? Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour is just the ticket

LONG LAKE — If you’ve ever wanted to judge a food contest, while sampling the restaurants of Long Lake, now’s your chance. It’s time for the Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour. The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department and area restaurants open the doors for the return of ...

Library Lunch series features ‘Finding True North’ author

SARANAC LAKE — The next Library Lunch presentation will feature a True North story. In 1968, Fran and Jay Yardley, a young couple with a pioneering spirit, moved to a remote corner of the Adirondacks to revive the long abandoned but historic Bartlett Carry Club, with its 1,000 acres and 37 ...

Trestle Street fills up as it fills a demand

SARANAC LAKE — Dave Filsinger says his art and music space is gaining the attention and variation he hoped it would, and a lot of that is because of local support and donations. “I think the community felt they had a need and they responded,” he said. “Beyond just coming in here ...

Schools team up to stage play about community garden

LAKE PLACID — “Seedfolks” is coming to Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The play is a collaboration between students of North Country School and Northwood School, both in Lake Placid. “Seedfolks” is based on the novel of the same name by Paul ...

Rotary Club show is full of surprises

SARANAC LAKE — The annual Winter Carnival has lots of traditions — the Ice Palace, the Gala Parade, a week’s worth of music at the Waterhole, and the Rotary Club Show. “It’s an evening of good family fun,” said local Rotary Club President Hannah Hanford. “It’s part of the ...

Throwing fry pans looks like a lot of fun

I attended the Winter Carnival ladies’ fry pan toss on Saturday, and the whole time I was thinking, “I want to throw one, too.” The women, who ranged from first-graders to senior citizens, each got a chance to launch skillets across the snow. The little girls used a smaller pan. It was ...

Food is a delicious part of Valentine’s Day

“The world today is hungry not only for bread but hungry for love; hungry to be wanted, to be loved.” - Mother Teresa Valentine’s Day — the romantic holiday for lovers — will be here soon. We show that love by sending cards, flowers and chocolates — and with romantic candlelit ...

March 3 deadline for Pendragon’s free young playwright contest

A month may seem like an eternity to your children and writing an original 10-minute play may seem like a breeze. That doesn’t mean that all Adirondack Park middle and high school students can’t start working and perfecting their winning entries for the annual Pendragon Theatre Young ...

Loon Center to host Carnival open house

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is pleased to invite the public to its “Winter Carnival Open House” at the center at 15 Broadway. This event is free to all and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, the same day as the Gala Parade. Everyone ...

Film about small condiments gets big compliments

TUPPER LAKE — When the lights flicked back on at Monday’s Tupper Lake Central School District board meeting, the board broke into applause. The premiere of “The Ranchening” was a success. The six-minute short film is students’ telling of Tupper Lake High School’s infamous 2019 ...

‘It’s Not Magic’ certainly is

Jon Sands, a regular performer in the Adirondack poetry scene, has been selected as a National Poetry Series winner. His book “It’s Not Magic” (Beacon Press) is an energetic investigation of youth and maturity, and a beautiful bridge between the worlds of spoken and written poetry. ...

For now, Pendragon plans to use future home for office, storage

SARANAC LAKE — The village Development Board on Tuesday approved a site plan review for office and storage space at the future site of Pendragon Theatre on Woodruff Street. This site plan review is not the next step in creating the new theater. It’s more of a means for temporary use of ...

Oh yeah, it’s Carnival Time

SARANAC LAKE - Winter Carnival is here, and that means there is no excuse to sit inside all week. I know, it’s pretty cold out there, and maybe the sidewalks are a little slippery and Netflix just green lit 100 more shows that will probably get canceled before they even start ...

Video games just ain’t what they used to be

I finally get to use this expression. Back in my day, video games were finished products and publishers weren’t trying to drain you for everything you got. You bought Super Mario 64, and you knew damn well you were throwing Bowser on a bomb at the end of the game. You picked up Metal Gear ...

ArtWorks to go on its own in 2020

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake ArtWorks is branching out on its own to be an independent not-for-profit organization and is encouraging community members with an interest in the arts to join them. Various membership levels are available from general support to gallery ...

Myths and legends show at Adirondack Artists Guild

SARANAC LAKE — This year’s Carnival theme will also be the theme of the February exhibit at the Adirondack Artists Guild. Each of the fifteen members will present their interpretation of “Myths and Legends.” The opening reception for the show will be on the evening of Jan. 31, the ...

At Sundance, Lin-Manuel Miranda shares spotlight

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda knows that, for some, the story of his life is already written. “If I can put it absolutely morbidly, I know that ‘Hamilton’ is the first line in my obituary,” Miranda says with an unusually chipper tone for someone contemplating their ...