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Winter Carnival

SLHS will showcase seniors downtown

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake High School is honoring its 78 seniors in the Class of 2021 by displaying them on posters downtown during Winter Carnival. Principal Josh Dann said the 18-by-22-inch posters will be put up in windows of storefronts on Main Street and Broadway, from Little ...

Ice Palace construction begins

SARANAC LAKE — Volunteers began cutting and placing the first 256 blocks of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace Thursday, kicking off a week-and-a-half of work. Ice Palace Workers 101 Director Dean Baker said Thursday night that construction would take a hiatus today because of the cold ...

Ice Palace construction begins

SARANAC LAKE — Volunteers began cutting and placing the first 256 blocks of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace Thursday, kicking off a week-and-a-half of work. Ice Palace Workers 101 Director Dean Baker said Thursday night that construction would take a hiatus Friday because of the cold ...

And now … the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Court of 2021

James Carpenter, chamberlain - James Carpenter is originally from outside New York City, having grown up on the mean streets of Scarsdale. His love for the Adirondacks was inspired by years spent at a small summer camp on Upper Saranac Lake. In 2003 he moved with his family to Lake Clear. ...

Garry Trudeau on buttons and more

SARANAC LAKE — Just because there won’t be a parade doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival with a button or two on your coat, designed by Saranac Lake’s own Garry Trudeau. It was 50 years ago that Trudeau started his famous Doonesbury comic strip while ...

Ice Palace work to begin Thursday

SARANAC LAKE — Work on this year’s Winter Carnival Ice Palace will begin Thursday, but a small team has already been putting in long hours in the cold to prepare the ice for harvesting. The weather has been uncooperative and there is a global pandemic, but neither of these obstacles is ...

Winter Carnival buttons are out

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has released two different buttons for this year’s Carnival, designed as always by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Mask-erade” — although the button spells it the ...

New Winter Carnival poster shows mask-wearing Doonesbury characters

SARANAC LAKE — Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his poster design for the 2021 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using this Carnival’s designated theme, “Mask-erade” — which Trudeau spells with the more traditional “Masquerade” — the poster shows multiple ...

New Winter Carnival poster shows mask-wearing Doonesbury characters

SARANAC LAKE — Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his poster design for the 2021 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using this Carnival’s designated theme, “Mask-erade” — which Trudeau spells with the more traditional “Masquerade” — the poster shows multiple ...

Winter Carnival: Ice Palace, fireworks only

SARANAC LAKE — The 2021 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival will be pared down to two fireworks shows. The Ice Palace will also still be built — and lit up, starting on Feb. 6 — but people will not be able to enter it, according to Dean Baker, a member of the Winter Carnival Committee. ...

Big changes afoot for Winter Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — The 2021 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is on, tentatively, and with many possible alterations during a coronavirus pandemic. Winter Carnival Committee Chairman Jeff Branch delivered the current plan to the village board at its Monday meeting, which was held virtually due to ...

‘Mask-erade’ will be Carnival theme

SARANAC LAKE — The Winter Carnival Committee met for the first time since March Tuesday night to discuss the upcoming Carnival, which will be held from February 5-14, 2021 — despite COVID-19. In light of the ongoing pandemic , they gave it the theme of “Mask-erade.” The committee ...

‘Mask-erade’ chosen as 2021 Winter Carnival theme

SARANAC LAKE – The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee chose "Mask-erade" Wednesday evening as the theme for the 2021 Carnival. The theme was chosen from ideas gathered from the community and committee members. When narrowing down the theme ideas, committee members weighed a number of ...

Winter Carnival’s fantastic four finalists

SARANAC LAKE — Out of 146 Winter Carnival theme ideas, only four remain: "Masquerade," "Totally ‘80s," "Worldwide Carnival" and "Video Games." The Winter Carnival Committee met Tuesday night to begin the process of choosing a theme for the 2021 Carnival, and had an extensive list of ...

Ice Palace thanks

To the editor: As usual this year, there is a long list of people and businesses to thank for assisting with the Ice Palace build. First, thank you to Bill Madden of Madden’s Transfer and Storage for providing a storage container to be used as our new tool container. Marty Rowley, ...

Sponsors make Winter Carnival happen

SARANAC LAKE — The 10-day Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, which began Jan. 31 and concluded Feb. 9, could not have taken place without sponsorship by local businesses and institutions. Here are some of them. (Photos provided by the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee)