A little more than a century ago, a horrendous description of an Adirondack village appeared in newspapers, including the Mail and Express published in New York City. At issue was the placement of a yet-to-be-built tubercular sanitarium. Feelings ran so high at the time, you’d swear they were selecting the next Supreme Court justice. But taking sides is nothing new, as proved by use of the written word back then to describe one of the candidate locations. As you’ll see, it’s hard to believe they were talking about the same place. [Read more…] about The Most Negative Sales Pitch Ever: An Adirondack Story
The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Shop at TheBlu, a new art supplies thrift shop at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake with a ribbon cutting. [Read more…] about Art Supplies Thrift Shop Opens In The Adirondacks
The Town of Harrietstown and Saranac Lake Innovative Cycling Kids have completed a free community Bike Park in the Village of Saranac Lake. [Read more…] about Harrietstown Opens New Bike Park in Saranac Lake
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited Lake Placid at the end of August to tout the economic and climate benefits of the recently signed-into-law Inflation Reduction Act. Schumer was joined by Adirondack Mountain Club Executive Director Michael Barrett and Adirondack Council Executive Director Willie Janeway, who praised the act as “historic” in its scope and benefits to the Adirondack Park. [Read more…] about Adirondack Conservation News: 5 Things You Should Know
The Northern Current Music Festival is set to return to Riverside Park in Saranac Lake, NY with a lineup of live music on on Sunday, September 4th. This year’s festival is headlined by TEKE::TEKE with support from The Big Takeover, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Rose & The Bros, The Outcrops and Crackin’ Foxy. The lineup also includes a special performance by Badenyah Drum & Dance. [Read more…] about Northern Current Music Festival Set for Sept 4
The Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondacks will celebrate writers, readers, and storytellers of all ages in two concurrent festivals on August 19th and 20th in the neighboring communities of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. [Read more…] about Adirondack Festivals Celebrate Writers and Readers
The Belvedere Restaurant property — a Saranac Lake landmark that has been owned and operated by the Cavallo Family for nearly 90 years — has transitioned to new ownership as Chrissie Wais and John Levy have taken the helm at the historic business.
The ownership transition marks a new chapter for the Belvedere, which originally served as a boarding house before the restaurant opened in 1933. [Read more…] about Historic Saranac Lake Restaurant Gets New Owners
Starting this summer, the Keene Valley Public Library and Saranac Lake Free Library, both located in the Adirondacks, are loaning backpacks stocked with binoculars and field guides to give people an opportunity to try out birding.
The backpacks are part of the Adirondack Land Trust’s “Adirondack Birding for All” program, which is working with the libraries to increase awareness and appreciation of Adirondack birds and their habitats. [Read more…] about Beyond Books: Libraries Lend Binoculars to Give New Birders a Start
The annual Runabout Rendezvous, featuring classing and antique boats on the shore of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake, has been set for Saturday, July 9th. [Read more…] about Antique Boat Show in Saranac Lake July 9th
The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Grounded: Get Down To Earth In Saranac Lake,” a month-long event beginning May 7th, highlighting the activities the Saranac Lake area in the Adirondacks has to offer during what is typically seen as an undesirable season (mud season). [Read more…] about Grounded: Get Down To Earth In Saranac Lake