Weekender A&E

Mayor honors young musician

SARANAC LAKE — Mary Keating was given a plaque at Monday night’s village board meeting, honoring her musical talent. In her final year at Saranac Lake High School, Keating was accepted into the All-Eastern Treble Choir in Pennsylvania, was for the second year accepted as all-state by ...

Dance party will pay for retreats for female veterans and women with cancer

SARANAC LAKE — A fundraiser will be held on Mount Pisgah on Friday to raise money to help women attend retreats offered by the Creative Healing Connections. The retreats are held in August and September and are for female veterans, and women suffering chronic illness and cancer, ...

NPR’s Melissa Block in Lake Placid for public discussion

LAKE PLACID — North Country Public Radio will host a discussion here this week with NPR’s Melissa Block about her career as well as the past and future of public radio. The event will take place at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Block is NPR’s ...

Podskoch discusses ‘Adirondack 102 Club’ book at two venues

SARANAC LAKE — Author Marty Podskoch will speak about his book “The Adirondack 102 Club: Your Passport & Guide to all the North Country Towns & Villages” at two Saranac Lake venues Wednesday. The first presentation will take place at 2 p.m. at Saranac Village at Will Rogers. ...

Author Anthony Flaccavento to speak at LPCA Thursday

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack North Country Association will welcome nationally recognized author and speaker Anthony Flaccavento for a presentation and conversation about sustainable rural economic development from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. A ...

‘Curiously Adirondack’ puts out fourth season

BLOOMINGDALE — First-grade plays are not your typical meeting place for entrepreneurs. One might imagine a more likely setting to be a factory-ceiling coffee shop or an art show opening, with artisanal cheeses decorating small, round tables. But “Curiously Adirondack” started with a ...

Lake Placid Community Day celebrates Sunday

LAKE PLACID — The second annual Community Day Celebration will take place at the North Elba Horse Show Grounds from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2. The Lake Placid Community Day Committee invites all who make Lake Placid special to celebrate the community and its rich legacy of ...

Camp Pendragon’s auditions for ‘Mary Poppins Jr.’ Monday

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre will host auditions for this summer’s Camp Pendragon production, Disney’s “Mary Poppins Jr.” on Monday, June 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. Camp Pendragon is an intensive, month-long theatre workshop in July for students entering 8th grade through recently ...

LPCA welcomes Erin Walkow as its new director of development

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts welcomes Erin Walkow, director of development, who will join the staff at the end of the summer. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Walkow comes to the LPCA after 19 years with the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. ...

Free bowling for children ages 2 to 18

That end of school transition can be challenging when the school schedules are replaced with other events. I always need to establish a routine right from the beginning or our household turns into a chaotic downward spiral. Daily chores are mixed with fun outings. Between work and play, I want ...

Pendragon Theatre hires business manager

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake announced the hiring of Jill Serrano Michalsky as the theatre’s new business manager this week. Michalsky hails from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, where she began her life in arts and music at young age. She has a Bachelor of ...

Usher in summer with rhubarb

Bright, vibrant-red stalks popping up in our garden are another sign that spring has at last arrived in the Adirondacks. A hardy perennial, rhubarb is really a vegetable, not a fruit, though it is primarily used in desserts and has been called "the pie plant". This cool-season perennial, a ...

ADK Jazz will perform Saturday at Keene Valley church

KEENE VALLEY — ADK Jazz kicks off the month of June in Keene Valley with a concert that swings from Gershwin to Cole Porter and back again. They will host a concert Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. The five-piece “black-tie ensemble” will ...

Salsa Dance Parties coming to Hotel Saranac

SARANAC LAKE — The blaring of horns, the echoing cries of Latin singers, the patter of drums and other percussion instruments allow a constant shuffle on the dance floor. In the passionate chaos is an irresistible rhythm. “When you hear salsa music, I don’t care who you are, some ...

Dam Duck Race June 15

LAKE PLACID — Fifteen hundred ducks are vying for the first position at the 16th annual Rotary Club of Lake Placid Dam Duck Race on Saturday, June 15. First place is worth $1,500 to the lucky winner. There are other prizes and contests too, from karaoke to winning a $1,000 Stewart’s ...

Saranac Lake High School Visual Arts Show opens Friday

SARANAC LAKE — The annual Saranac Lake High School Visual Arts Show will be held in the Cantwell Room in the Saranac Lake Free Library from this Friday, May 31 to June 13. There will be an opening reception for the students and public from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. The juried exhibition may ...

Charlottesville musical delayed as plans change amid blowback

GLENS FALLS — Filming for the movie musical “Millennial,” which follows the lives of 10 people as they react to the 2017 alt-right protests, will not take place this weekend, as the creators work to revise the film to avoid any reference to the attacks in Charlottesville, ...