Winter Carnival

Pendragon announces Patrons’ Pick, summer season

SARANAC LAKE — “The Love List,” a comedy by Norm Foster, is the winner of Pendragon Theatre’s Patrons’ Pick and will be the theatre’s opening show of the 2018 summer season this coming June. Last November, the theatre presented two evenings of scene readings from plays and ...

Ice Palace building to begin today

SARANAC LAKE — Construction of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Ice Palace is scheduled to begin today. Construction involves harvesting ice from Lake Flower, transporting it to the shore and assembling it according to a blueprint. The building will likely continue until the start of the ...

Builders hope for colder weather to begin building Ice Palace

SARANAC LAKE — Temperatures in the mid 30s over the weekend didn’t please everyone, as those with an eye to ice-making for the annual Ice Palace were hoping for chill. Dean Baker, who has been involved in the palace construction for 36 years, said on Friday he was hoping to cut ice ...

As weather warms, palace builders keep an eye on ice

SARANAC LAKE — Temperatures in the mid 30s over the weekend didn’t please everyone, as those with an eye to ice-making for the annual Ice Palace were hoping for chill. Dean Baker, who has been involved in the palace construction for 36 years, said on Friday he was hoping to cut ice ...

Bevilacqua family named Winter Carnival Grand Marshal

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee chose the Bevilacqua Family as its 2018 Grand Marshal for the Gala Parade on Feb. 10. The Bevilacquas have been an active part of the community for many generations. The Bevilacquas have made Saranac Lake their home since Carl ...

Winter Carnival poster features snowshoes, Ice Palace

SARANAC LAKE — Snowshoes and the Ice Palace — those are two things revealed on the poster for this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival that were not on the cropped button image released Monday. Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, who grew up in Saranac Lake and is the great-grandson ...

Winter Carnival Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee invites the public to the Grand Marshal Reception and Royalty Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at the Hotel Saranac, 100 Main St. The Grand Marshal Reception will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. and is a free event to welcome the 2018 Winter ...

Winter Carnival poster reveals snowshoes, Ice Palace

SARANAC LAKE — Snowshoes and the Ice Palace — those are two things revealed on the poster for this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival that were not on the cropped button image released Monday. Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, who grew up in Saranac Lake and is the great-grandson ...

2018 ‘Adirondack Festival’ Winter Carnival button unveiled

SARANAC LAKE — “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2018 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Adirondack Festival,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker hiking with a ...

“Adirondack Festival” Winter Carnival button unveiled

SARANAC LAKE — “Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his button design for the 2018 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival's designated theme “Adirondack Festival,” Trudeau's illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker hiking with a backpack ...

Cold closes airport, aids Ice Palace

SARANAC LAKE — Continuing subzero temperatures are halting the flow of flights at the Adirondack Regional Airport, preparing Lake Flower for Ice Palace construction and giving the village Department of Public Works a change of pace. - Airport - At the Adirondack Regional Airport ...

Nominations sought for Winter Carnival king, queen

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is currently seeking nominations from the public for the 2018 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 ...

Winter Carnival accepting Gala Parade applications

SARANAC LAKE — Applications for parade performers participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 39 Main Street. The Saranac Lake Winter ...

Applications online for 2018 Winter Carnival vendors

SARANAC LAKE — Applications for vendors participating during the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival are now available online at www.saranaclakewintercarnival.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 39 Main Street. The Saranac Lake Winter ...

Carnival adjusts theme to be culturally sensitive

SARANAC LAKE — Organizers of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival have decided to modify next year’s theme after an earlier choice of theme was rejected by some who found it culturally insensitive. Instead of “Adirondack Fiesta,” the theme will be “Adirondack Festival” in February ...

Winter Carnival seeks volunteers

SARANAC LAKE — Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee seek volunteers to help them plan and facilitate the next 10-day festival, set for Feb. 2-11, 2018. There are many areas that people can help either in the planning before or during the carnival. Volunteers are ...

Carnival theme still ‘Fiesta,’ for now

SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee is sticking with a controversial “Adirondack Fiesta” theme for next year’s event, but it will review the theme again in September. Members of the group’s Executive Committee held a 90-minute meeting behind closed doors ...

‘Adirondack Fiesta’ picked as carnival theme

SARANAC LAKE — After an intense and thought-provoking hour-long debate Wednesday night, Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee members picked “Adirondack Fiesta” as the theme of next year’s carnival. It received the most votes among five possible theme choices, despite concerns ...

5 Winter Carnival themes to choose from

SARANAC LAKE — The Winter Carnival Committee on Tuesday offered the public five options to discuss for next year’s theme: ¯ Frozen Fiesta ¯ Under the Big Top ¯ Candy Carnival ¯ Totally ’80s ¯ Chinese New Year. People will be able to vote for their favorite of the five ...