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Winter Carnival

‘We gave it a shot’

SARANAC LAKE — Public health and police officials in this village agree with Monday’s decision by the Winter Carnival Committee and village manager to cancel the closing fireworks show, scheduled for next Saturday. They said the rules of their plan at the first show last Saturday were not ...

Winter Carnival closing fireworks canceled

SARANAC LAKE — The Winter Carnival fireworks show scheduled for Saturday has been canceled by the village and the Winter Carnival Committee because too many attendees at last Saturday’s event did not follow social distancing mandates and rules to stay in their cars, village Manager John ...

Carnival by car

SARANAC LAKE — Hundreds of cars parked bumper-to bumper along River Street and across Lake Flower on Kiwassa Road honked their horns Saturday night, summoning the start of the 2021 Winter Carnival opening fireworks show and lighting of the Ice Palace. Though the state has a 50-person ...

Fireworks, float tonight will test people’s COVID conduct

SARANAC LAKE — The Winter Carnival opening fireworks show is at 7 p.m. tonight, and though the state has a 50-person limit on events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local health officials have approved of a “park-and-view” plan for people to watch the show from their cars, socially ...

‘Stay home … We’d love to see you next year’

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is asking out-of-town visitors to stay home this year. Committee Chair Jeff Branch, speaking from atop the Ice Palace on Thursday, said visitors should not travel to Saranac Lake for the 2021 Winter Carnival. “Stay home,” ...

‘Carni Card’ has DIY Carnival ideas

SARANAC LAKE — A group of local women are trying to keep the spirit of Winter Carnival alive with a new game that families can play on their own. The “Carni Card” was created by locals Heidi Kretser, her daughter Leena, her sister Jen Kretser, Amy Cheney Seymour and Gail Brill. It ...