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You Know What …? (local history), by Howard Riley

Enterprise is 130 years old

Enterprise Publisher/Advertising Manager Catherine Moore and Managing Editor John Penney turned out an incredible newspaper in the summer of 1994. The Enterprise was owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., and G. Ogden Nutting said, “We are very proud to be the owners of the Adirondack Daily ...

Horse racing on Lower Saranac

This nearly 100-year-old copy of the Enterprise has only sports stories and social notes — the reason for that — I have only four pages of the newspaper, not page one with all the local news. The big event of the week, the horse races on Ampersand Bay, looked like they may have to be ...

Local sports — names and games

Smack-dab in the busy days of Winter Carnival the Enterprise never missed a beat when it came to sports coverage — Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Lake Placid. - St. Lawrence top ‘Skins - “Saranac Lake met defeat Saturday at the hands of St. Lawrence Central by a score of 6-5 on ...

Winter Carnival 1957 and 1948

The title here may be a little misleading because the only reference to the 1957 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is the “tremendous” float entered in the parade by my alma mater (1951 to 1974), the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. The float, a 1956 Jeep Commando with elegant, permanent ...

The Winter Carnival of 1957

Dick and Peggy (Stringer) Dora were kind enough to drop me off their copy of the 1957 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival program featuring Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club, which was carried across the country on ABC radio. The Breakfast Club was a big deal at that time. A write-up when the ...

How about a ‘Walk of Fame?’

When I received this big folder in the mail with the following title on the cover — "WALK OF FAME / HOWARD RILEY" — I was so thrilled! But my balloon burst when I found out that Carol Vosler, Gail Rice, Ron Keough, Phil Feinberg, Tom Catillaz and Mary Hotaling had received the same ...