Weekender A&E

Wild Center hosts Wild Walk opening, Otter birthday party this weekend

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center’s annual Otter Birthday celebration with Squirt, Louie and Scarlett, where they’ll get a special snack and participants will get an exclusive sneak peek into their daily lives with behind-the-scenes access with the museum’s animal care staff, will be ...

John Brown Day Saturday

LAKE PLACID — Civil rights, immigrant rights and worker rights are among the most pressing social justice concerns of this era, and John Brown Lives! will recognize three leaders in the struggle to achieve each at its annual John Brown Day celebration on Saturday, May 4, at 2 ...

Two-time Grammy nominee Eliza Gilkyson returns to BluSeed

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios is honored to bring back two-time grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in the gallery at 24 Cedar St. Gilkyson has become one of the most respected musicians in folk, roots, and American circles. She has been ...

AFS screening of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ May 2 and May 4

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Film Society is partnering with the grassroots freedom education and human rights organization, John Brown Lives!, and the region’s indispensable cultural hub, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts to present the first film to bring the written work of the ...

Connecting communities through trails: The Grand Hike

Since the inception of the Champlain Area Trails (CATS) Grand Hike, my friends and I have enjoyed walking through the interwoven countryside paths of this community 12-mile hike. The terrain is part roadside stroll and wooded walk. The Grand Hike isn’t about summitting mountaintops, ...

Environmental palooza in Keene Friday and Saturday

KEENE — East Branch Organics, a full-service organic garden center also carrying craft beer, fine wine and spirits, is hosting a spring environmental event called “Grow Green!” on Friday, May 3 (4 to 7 p.m.) and Saturday, May 4 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Grow Green! includes nearly 30 ...

Bay Leaves: the soup herb

It may be the beginning of May, but the weather is still blustery. Last weekend was cold and rainy with a dusting of snow. So soup and stew season continues on, the flavorful broth warming and comforting on a chilly spring day. Most recipes for soup and stew call for bay leaves. They have a ...

‘Succession’ to begin filming Thursday at Great Escape

QUEENSBURY — The HBO television show “Succession” will be filming scenes at Great Escape on Thursday. Crews are currently filming in Lake Placid at a lodge, according to Adirondack Film Commissioner Andrew Meader. “They’re heading down here (Wednesday) and they shoot on ...

Greiner’s ‘One Man Show’ opens Wednesday at Tupper Lake Arts Center

TUPPER LAKE — Newt Greiner’s “One Man Show” will open at the Tupper Lake Arts Center starting Wednesday, May 1 through May 20. The gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. with free admission. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, May 1 from 5 ...

‘Simpsons’ spoofs upstate NY

LAKE PLACID — This village made animation history for the second time Sunday night. That’s right: Lake Placid, among many other upstate New York communities, was referenced in “The Simpsons.” America’s longest-running prime-time television family took a trip to Niagara Falls in ...

Superstar Khalid makes surprise visit to his Carthage high school

CARTHAGE — Fulfilling a promise to come back, multi-platinum award-winning global superstar Khalid stopped by Carthage Central High School Thursday afternoon to speak to students and talk with his former teachers. Khalid, who for a while attended Carthage Central School, was scheduled ...

Paddling Film Fest is today at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — Canoe and kayak adventure films from around the world will take the screen at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at the Paddling Film Festival World Tour Saturday. Tickets are $12 in advance at www.northernforestcanoetrail.org or $15 ($10 for students) at the show. Doors ...

Rotary Club will keep Kate Smith’s name on music award

LAKE PLACID — During their weekly meeting Thursday morning at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, members of the Rotary Club of Lake Placid decided to keep Kate Smith’s name attached to their annual high school music scholarship. “We are keeping things the way they are,” club ...

Circus connection

LAKE PLACID — With relative ease, Jenna Ciotta hopped on top of Rachel Rees’ shoulders and stood tall. A whole other person putting all her weight on your shoulders sounds straining, but Rees stayed focused and relaxed, showing no signs of exertion. This is a dynamic system of trust the ...

Paddling Film Fest at LPCA

LAKE PLACID — Canoe, kayak and SUP adventure films from around the world will be showing Saturday evening at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts as the Paddling Film Festival World Tour comes to town. Hosted by Adirondack Lakes and Trails and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, the event ...

Pendragon’s Young Playwright’s winning plays Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre is holding its annual Young Playwright Festival Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. Admission to the festival is free and includes a reception/meet and greet with the winners of the 2019 playwriting contest. Last fall, Pendragon put out the call to middle ...

Paul Smith’s College VIC to host sixth annual SAM Fest

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College will hold a day-long festival of music, art and TED-style science talks on Saturday, April 27, at the Paul Smith’s VIC. The Science Art Music Festival, or SAM Fest, is now in its sixth year. It will feature performances by North Country musicians, ...

All aboard for Independent Bookstore Day

I shop online. Written down, it sounds like a confession, but I realize that we can’t always get what we want from the store around the corner. We also can’t always get what we want online. Though online shopping is touted as handy. My family doesn’t always find the door-to-door ...

Diversity firm sees Kate Smith differently

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Diversity Solutions, a regional consulting firm whose goal is to diversify the workforce, has a take on the Kate Smith controversy different from that of many Lake Placid residents. A popular 20th-century radio star, Smith was a staple of this community for ...

Steven Cobb receives People’s Choice award at Ad’k Artists Guild

SARANAC LAKE — Steven C. Cobb of Massena received the People’s Choice award at the recent juried show at the Adirondack Artists Guild for his acrylic painting, “Two Cows.” Each year, a friend of the arts donates this prize so that visitors to the gallery during the show can look ...