In all the far reaches of the Park, celebrating snow and ice is a tradition showcasing the playful aspects of wintertime. » Continue Reading.
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The Lake Placid Curling Club are planning an Olympic Challenge to coincide with the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, on February 18th.
The event will include curling instruction, a friendly game, and a social at the Hotel Saranac. No experience necessary. » Continue Reading.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Gala Parade is set for Saturday, February 10 at 1 pm. The parade will take place at Broadway and Main Street from Ampersand Avenue to Lapan Highway and the public is invited to assemble along the route. The procession is a crowd favorite and tradition of the Winter Carnival, featuring many creative floats, quirky performers, community members and more.
Parade performers will be judged in several classes covering businesses, civic or volunteer groups, youth groups, school groups, independent groups and animal units. Trophies will be awarded to the top two entries in each group that most conform to the “Adirondack Festival” theme, as well as the Louis Fobare Trophy for Best of Show. » Continue Reading.
The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has selected Keith Braun to serve as its president.
Braun has served on the board since 2014 as the representative for Paul Smith’s College, where he serves as Director of Admissions. » Continue Reading.
Lake Flower Landing, the studio/gallery of Karen Davidson and Peter Seward in Saranac Lake, have announced a scheduled series of concerts and film screenings, beginning January 26th.
Utica-based singer-songwriter, J.Schnitt, reprises his collaboration from Hobofest 2017, on Friday, January 26th at 7:30pm. Schnitt, a multi- instrumentalist, just released his nineteenth album. Each album represents a unique point of view and style; be it indie-rocker, country-crooner, folk-poet, political activist. Joining him at Lake Flower Landing will be John Doan; dobro and banjo; Kyle Murray, drums; Colin DeHond, bass; and Redia Spada, harmony vocals. Admission is $10. » Continue Reading.
Search and Rescue of the Northern Adirondacks (SARNAK), an all-volunteer non-profit based in Saranac Lake, has announced the inaugural Hua Davis Wilderness Scholarship in memory of an unprepared hiker who died in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park.
On Friday, March 4th, 2016, Hua Davis, an avid hiker from Wilmington, Delaware, set out to scale MacNaughton Mountain in the High Peaks Wilderness. She made it to the summit of the mountain, but died from hypothermia due to exposure later that same day. » Continue Reading.
The NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery has announced a reception for their new exhibit “Catching the Light” featuring Kristina Mueller and Lee Ann Sporn. The event is set for Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm.
“Catching the Light” will be on display during the month of February at the NorthWind gallery, located at 11 Woodruff Street in Saranac Lake. This exhibit was inspired by the transformation of natural objects by their interplay with light. » Continue Reading.
“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his poster design for the 2018 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Adirondack Festival,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker looking out on an Adirondack mountain vista with fireworks in the sky and the Ice Palace in the distance. Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has created the Winter Carnival poster design since 2012 to benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.
Trudeau signed 100 posters which cost $65 each including tax. There is an additional cost for shipping if local pick-up is not possible. Signed posters are available to purchase starting January 15, contact Jeff Dickson by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (518) 891-4344. Those who have purchased signed posters in the past should contact Mr. Dickson to continue the numbered series. Unclaimed numbered posters will be made available to the public on a first come/first served basis. Contact Mr. Dickson to be placed on the waiting list. » Continue Reading.
On Saturday, January 13, 2017 at 7 pm the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered at a free coffeehouse event at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake.
There will be readings of his words, music, storytelling, and art, plus home-baked refreshments, coffee, tea and juice. » Continue Reading.
The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a call for cover art. Artists over 18 residing in Franklin and Essex County are invited to submit one work in a vertical format. The winning work will be used as cover art for the Annual Visitors Guide produced by the SLACC. The 20,000 piece printing is distributed throughout the North Country. The Visitors Guide will also be available online. Deadline for the artwork is February 16. The winner will be announced March 2, 2018.
The subject is the artist’s view and interpretation of the lifestyle that makes the Saranac Lake area such a wonderful place to live. Whether it is iconic landmarks, intimate lake views and grand mountain vistas, hometown warmth, outdoor recreation or laid back atmosphere. » Continue Reading.
One year after hosting the 2017 World Snowshoe Championships, the village of Saranac Lake is set to host a new snowshoe weekend called the Adirondack Snowshoe Fest, set for February 24 and 25, 2018.
The 2017 WSSF World Snowshoe Championships, which attracted more than 400 competitors from over 15 nations, came close to being canceled due to a winter thaw that melted away many inches of snow leaving only bare ground. The region and community came together the day before, trucking hundreds of loads of snow from outlying areas to the Dewey Mountain Ski Center, which was then hauled up-mountain by sleds and spread upon the race course by scores of volunteers who responded overnight by word-of-mouth and social media. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Community-based Trails and Lodging System (ACTLS), a project that is developing a conceptual plan for potential “hut-to-hut” trail networks within the Adirondack Park, has scheduled two meetings as it wraps up its three-year study.
A Project Advisory Committee meeting will be held Friday, December 1 at 10:30 am in the Adirondack Hamlets to Huts Conference Room at 47 Main Street – 2nd Floor, in Saranac Lake. » Continue Reading.
The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), in cooperation with the greater Saranac Lake community, is engaged in a branding study, and is looking for stakeholders, residents, and visitors to complete an online branding survey.
“The answers will help identify a cohesive, unified brand for the Saranac Lake region,” ROOST’s Saranac Lake Regional Marketing Manager Kelly Brunette said in an announcement to the press. » Continue Reading.
Election Day may have passed, but there is still an opportunity to exercise your right to vote. This time it isn’t about the Constitutional Convention or corrupt politicians’ pensions, but Pendragon Theatre’s 2018 summer season.
This is the third year that Pendragon has opened its summer season with a play chosen by audience members through a series of free staged readings. This year’s event kicks off November 11 with a free reading of the work of three UK playwrights. The lineup includes scenes from The Effect, Girl in the Machine, and Constellations. » Continue Reading.
Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs annually in November, is a day to memorialize those who have been killed or murdered as the result of transphobia (hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people). This day serves to bring attention to the continued violence and non-acceptance endured by the transgender community.
A Transgender Day of Remembrance observance will be held on Sunday November 19th from 1 to 2 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 136 Main Street, Saranac Lake. » Continue Reading.