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Theatre Review: Wait Until Dark at Pengragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Wait Until Dark is currently running in repertory at Pendragon Theatre. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Maelstrom Percussion Wraps Up North Visit

A profile of the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble, the Buffalo-based group is working with students in the Plattsburgh area, and wrapping up their visit with a concert at the Saranac Central School this Sunday. Joel Hurd has a profile.  Go to full article

Commentary: Enjoying the Long Commute North

Writer Paul Willcott tells us why he doesn't mind the 300-mile commute from New York City to Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Surgeon Resigns; New Safety Guidelines Announced at Adirondack Medical Center

A prominent Saranac Lake surgeon has resigned from the Adirondack Medical Center after performing knee surgery on the wrong leg. As Brian Mann reports, the AMC is implementing new safety rules to prevent similar mistakes.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake's Waterfront

Martha Foley talks with Saranac Lake Community Development Director Deb McDonnell about that village's continuing efforts to make the most of its five miles of waterfront.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Drops "Racist" Mascot Name: Some Say Vote Heralds Change Across New York State

After fifty years, the Saranac Lake Central School has decided to drop its team mascot name. The District school board voted 6-to-1 last night to retire the name "Redskins," a term which some in the community describe as insensitive or even racist. As Brian Mann reports, many of the school's students and alumni oppose the change. Others say schools across the north country will soon have to follow the district's lead.  Go to full article

Strapping on Pads and Legs, Disabled Athletes Play Hockey

Over the weekend, fourteen Americans and eighteen Canadians played hockey in Saranac Lake. Hardly unusual, but what's new here is that both teams were made up of amputees--athletes from both countries who've lost a limb to illness or disease. As Brian Mann reports, the competition is meant to help injured players recover their physical skills. For those who are passionate about hockey, getting out on the ice is also a way to feel normal again.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Carl Hathaway, Adirondack Guideboat Builder, Saranac Lake

Carl Hathaway of Saranac Lake is a master builder of Adirondack guideboats, which were originally designed, in Carl's words, as "pickup trucks, working boats." Today they are prized as examples of fine woodwork and are featured in many premium museum collections.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

First celebrated in 1897 as a diversion for tuberculosis patients taking the mountain air "cure," the Saranac Lake Winter Festival includes the construction of an elaborate ice palace, races, snow sculpture, concerts, dinners, dancing, the crowning of royalty and a fireworks display.  Go to full article

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