Winter Carnival

Prehistoric mask-making workshop

SARANAC LAKE — At this time of year, the creative team at BluSeed Studios is also busily preparing for Saranac Lake's annual Winter Carnival whose theme this year is-prehistoric. BluSeed Studios will be hosting two, independent, Pre-Historic Mask-Making workshops — Saturday, Jan. 19 ...

Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner Feb. 5

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Hotel Saranac. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. and is a free event to welcome Melinda Little, the grand ...

Ice Age creatures face off on Carnival poster

SARANAC LAKE — You think winter traveling is rough now? At least you don’t have to face a pair of snarling saber-toothed cats, like Zonker does on the poster for this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. He may be OK, though, if the mammoth he’s riding has anything to say about ...

Carnival chairman defends DEC on preparing Ice Palace site

SARANAC LAKE — The Winter Carnival Committee chairman disputes the chief Ice Palace builder’s comment that the palace site was left in “horrible” shape after a Lake Flower dredging operation. “The DEC did everything they could to make us happy,” committee Chairman Jeff Branch ...

Melinda Little named grand marshal of Carnival parade

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee announced Friday it has chosen Melinda Little as grand marshal for the Gala Parade on Feb. 9. Little first moved to Saranac Lake full-time 23 years ago and is currently a trustee on the Saranac Lake village board. An ...

Dredging left ruts on Ice Palace site

SARANAC LAKE — Dean Baker, who oversees construction of the Winter Carnival Ice Palace, said the building site is in rough shape after a summer-long dredging operation in Lake Flower. “(It’s) horrible,” Baker said of the site next to the Lake Flower boat launch. “We’re asking ...

New Winter Carnival button polls well on the street

SARANAC LAKE — The button design for this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has been released, and people the Enterprise asked on the street said they liked it. Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau has designed the carnival buttons every year since 1981. Using the Winter Carnival’s ...

New Winter Carnival button features mammoth, saber-toothed cat

SARANAC LAKE — Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2019 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Prehistoric Park,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker riding a mammoth while ...

Winter Carnival accepting king and queen nominations

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is currently seeking nominations from the public for the 2019 Winter Carnival king and queen. The king and queen selection is based upon volunteerism within the community. Candidates should demonstrate a long-term and broad-based ...

Teen creates Winter Carnival app

SARANAC LAKE — Out of his appreciation for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, a local teenage app developer created a Google Android app for the Winter Carnival. Now he needs someone to help him create the Apple iOS equivalent. “The good thing, if someone wanted to assist us,” said ...

‘Prehistoric Park’ is theme of 2019 Winter Carnival

SARANAC LAKE — Dinosaurs and cavemen didn’t live at the same time, really, but they might at next year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. From the Ice Age to the tropical Triassic period will be fair game for costumes and parade floats. Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ...

Winter Carnival’s 2019 theme is ‘Prehistoric Park’

SARANAC LAKE — Dinosaurs and cavemen didn’t live at the same time, really, but they will at next year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. From the Ice Age to the tropical Triassic period, it’s all fair game for costumes and floats. Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee ...

Mazdzer’s masses: Large turnout for luge watch party

SARANAC LAKE — Hundreds of people gathered at the Winter Carnival Ice Palace at 7:30 this morning to watch the Olympic luge team relay and cheer on local hero Chris Mazdzer. The official “watch party” was filmed by NBC, and a clip appeared on this morning’s “Today” show. On the ...

‘Today’ coming to Palace

SARANAC LAKE — A crew from NBC’s “Today” show will travel here to cover a watch party for local Winter Olympic medalist Chris Mazdzer in the luge team relay Thursday morning. Carrie Gentile, spokeswoman for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, confirmed that NBC ...

‘Today’ TV crew will come to Saranac Lake for Mazdzer luge watch party

SARANAC LAKE — A crew from NBC’s “Today” show will travel here to cover a watch party for local Winter Olympic medalist Chris Mazdzer in the luge team relay Thursday morning. Carrie Gentile, spokeswoman for the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, confirmed that NBC ...