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Arts

LPCA theater reopens for Manhattan Short Film Fest

LAKE PLACID — With New York now letting upstate movie houses reopen, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts will reopen its theater to present the Manhattan Short Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24 and 25, at 7 p.m. The LPCA theater will have a limited capacity of 50 people per ...

Governor lets movie houses reopen, with rules

If all your dreams seem to take place in movie theaters, punctuated by trailers and the sound of crunching popcorn, there’s finally some good news. On Saturday, Oct. 17, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that movie theaters outside of New York City can reopen on Friday. Unsurprisingly, there ...

A recipe for murder

LAKE PLACID — Readers may not recognize any people or places when reading “The Bartender’s Guide to Murder” books, but they will find the familiar spirit of this village on every page of Sharon Linnea’s first of three novels in the series, “Death in Tranquility.” The village ...

Lake Placid Film Festival is going virtual from Sept. 2 to Oct. 21

LAKE PLACID — This year, thanks to the pandemic, the Lake Placid Film Festival is going virtual — something that’s easier to do with movies than it is with, say, food festivals. Turn on your computer, dim the lights and make your own popcorn. “While we can’t meet in person, we ...

WE ARE LAKE PLACID podcast: Lori Fitzgerald, Lake Placid Arts Alliance

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn interviewed Lori Fitzgerald, chairperson of the new Lake Placid Arts Alliance, about the group and its first project. Listen to a portion of this interview on the "We are Lake Placid" podcast from the Lake Placid News by visiting Apple ...

Inspired: New Lake Placid Arts Alliance to highlight art, culture, history

LAKE PLACID — The Arts Alliance of Lake Placid has one message for residents and visitors: There’s more to New York’s Olympic village than sports and outdoor recreation. A lot more, considering the community’s art, culture and history. The Alliance is brand new. It’s a subcommittee ...

Violin Vigil at John Brown Farm postponed a day

LAKE PLACID — The Violin Vigil for Black Lives, scheduled for this weekend with jazz violinist Charlie Burnham, has been moved one day to Sunday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. The free event, to take place in the Memorial Field for Black Lives installation at John Brown Farm State Historic Site, ...

Pop-up drive-in movies expand to other communities

LAKE PLACID — Eric Wilson of Good Guy Productions is riding the coattails of success after the May 21 pop-up drive-in movie showing of “Back to the Future” at Tucker Farms in Gabriels, and he is planning more drive-in movies around the North Country. Good Guy Productions will be ...

Otis Mt. Get Down canceled

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Otis Mountain Get Down music and arts festival was scheduled for four-and-a-half months from now, Sept. 11 to 13, but it has been cancelled for this year, out of concern for public health and safety in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would have been the eighth ...

Lake Placid Sinfonietta cancels summer concert season

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta Board of Directors Monday, April 27, decided to postpone the 2020 performance season, “See the Music,” to the summer of 2021.  “Given the likelihood that public health recommendations on social distancing will extend through the summer, we ...

UP CLOSE: Neighbor helping neighbor make music

LAKE PLACID — Lake Placid has a new community band. Dubbed the High Peaks Community Band, the new resident group recently played its first gig at the Lake Placid Middle-High School. The band was created late last year by Lake Placid Middle-High School music teacher Emileigh Kukuvka and ...