I heard this story from Eileen Black, who has lived in the house for many years and raised her family there. A ghost visited their home several times a year for decades. He would show up at the back walkway, walking towards the house, glancing in the windows. Well-dressed, in an elegant, old fashioned coat and fedora, he looked a bit like Fred Astaire, so the family named him, “Fred.” Eileen, her husband, and children all got used to Fred sightings. He would appear and then be gone, before they could get a good look at him. Guests at the house would see him too. They were never afraid of him; he felt like a friend. [Read more…] about Humble Spirits of History Haunt Saranac Lake Laboratory
The New York State Superfund Program, which identifies, investigates, and works to clean up sites where the disposal of hazardous waste may be a threat to public health, has added the Adirondack Regional Airport in the Adirondack Park at Saranac Lake to New York’s Registry of State Superfund Sites. [Read more…] about Adk Regional Airport Site Added to State Superfund Registry
What really happened at Donnelly’s Corners in the spring of 1929?
The question haunts the exciting and thought-provoking novel, The Power Line (Outskirts Press, 2020) by Christopher Shaw.
According to Shaw, the project began in the seventies when the guide and regional historian Abel St. Martin began recording the memories of older people around Saranac Lake and Lake Aurora in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about New Novel: The Power Line by Christopher Shaw
Members of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee, and members of the public who attended the committee meeting on September 15th, have chosen ‘Mask-erade’ as the theme for the 2021 Carnival. [Read more…] about Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 2021 Theme is ‘Mask-erade’
The Lake Flower Boat Launch will reopen for the launching and retrieval of trailered boats on Friday, September 4, in time for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend. [Read more…] about Lake Flower Boat Launch Reopening Friday For Trailers
Saranac Lake ArtWorks and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce have announced ArtWorks ArtMarket, a safe and socially distanced outdoor market set for Saturday, September 26th, from 10 am to 3 pm. [Read more…] about ArtMarket Planned For Saranac Lake
One of the things I am missing this summer is the theater. From Broadway in the city of New York to Pendragon Theatre in the Adirondacks and everywhere in between, stages have gone dark.
Actors are a lively, irrepressible bunch, and so it’s a testament to the seriousness of the ongoing pandemic that theaters are closed. [Read more…] about Eddie Cantor, Will Rogers, William Morris and Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake, NY’s history is full of professionals in medicine and science who had a passion for learning and an intense curiosity about the natural world. [Read more…] about Doctors in the Garden of Science
With support from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation and the Saranac Lake Rotary Foundation, the Hub on the Hill has launched a fundraising campaign for new vehicles to deliver emergency food packages & local food from the Canadian Border to NYC.
Resulting from a successful partnership with AdkAction, The Hub on the Hill in the Champlain Valley is expected to deliver approximately 80,000 meals by October 1, 2020. [Read more…] about Hub on the Hill Delivery Food Program Expanding
Here in the Adirondacks, where there are more trees than people, it can get lonely. Mail carriers keep us connected, and post offices in rural hamlets serve as social hubs. [Read more…] about Beyond Philately: In Praise of the Postal Carrier