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Winter Carnival

Hugging ice

This month, one block at a time, an ice palace emerged again on the shore of Lake Flower. If you had the chance to stop by, you may have felt its warm embrace. The massive ice blocks of the palace remind me of the stone walls of Machu Picchu. Relying on a system of communal labor ...

Looking back on an odd Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — The strange 2021 Winter Carnival is over now, and Saranac Lake village workers demolished the Ice Palace on Tuesday. Though the COVID-19 pandemic hampered many Carnival traditions and events this year, Saranac Lakers found a way to celebrate virtually, in real life and in ...

Ice Palace demolished after unusual Winter Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — The strange 2021 Winter Carnival is over now, and Saranac Lake village workers demolished the Ice Palace on Tuesday. Though the COVID-19 pandemic hampered many Carnival traditions and events this year, Saranac Lakers found a way to celebrate virtually, in real life and in ...

Lake George will try brief fireworks in light of Saranac Lake cancellation

LAKE GEORGE — Days after a fireworks display in Saranac Lake was canceled over COVID-related safety concerns, organizers of the Lake George Area Winterfest on Thursday announced a weekly display of their own. Over the next three Saturdays, the monthlong event — which aims to attract ...

‘Best of’ Rotary Show is Friday

SARANAC LAKE — This year, the Rotary Show will be many shows in one. The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival tradition moved online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and local Rotary Club President Franny Preston said members wanted to share the best moments from past shows at ...