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Arts

First Night Saranac Lake canceled due to COVID worries

SARANAC LAKE — First Night, Saranac Lake’s villagewide alcohol-free celebration of the arts on New Year’s Eve, has been canceled for a second year in a row because of the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the First Night board says this was a “difficult” and “painful” ...

Raoul Peck honored at John Brown Farm State Historic Site

LAKE PLACID — Documentarian Raoul Peck, who created “I Am Not Your Negro” and “Exterminate All the Brutes,” was honored by a local volunteer organization during a visit to the John Brown Farm State Historic Site on Sunday, Oct. 24. The event followed Peck’s appearance at the Lake ...

UP CLOSE: LPHS artist lands show at Upper Jay Art Center

LAKE PLACID — Artist Monica Sara Mzese is just 17 years old, but she’s already booked her first gallery showing at the Upper Jay Art Center. The Lake Placid High School junior said she’s always communicated through drawing. Mzese’s adoptive mom, Noel Carmichael, said her daughter ...

What’s in a trail sign name?

LAKE PLACID — A year before the Adirondack Mountain Club and its first major project — the Northville-Placid Trail — celebrate their 100th anniversary, there’s a new book detailing the place names along the 138-mile hiking path. Erik Schlimmer self-published his book “From ...

UP CLOSE: Tahawus Center lands on National Registry of Historic Places

AUSABLE FORKS — After a year-long process of research and evaluation, Rebecca Kelly and Craig Brashear — of Rebecca Kelly Ballet fame — landed the Tahawus Cultural Center on the National Registry of Historic Places this spring — just as they settled into their new status as ...

Adirondack Film sets schedule for 20th annual Lake Placid Film Festival

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Film will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with the Lake Placid Film Festival as it returns to the fabled Olympic Village in Lake Placid, Oct. 21-24. Events and films will fill the weekend as filmmakers and film lovers join together for the first time since ...