Arts & Entertainment

Shawna Armstrong wins Battle of Plattsburgh ARTWays Project

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Friday evening the Strand Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau unveiled the winner of the fourth round, “Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial” in its Adirondack Coast ARTWays Project. Focused on the region’s unlikely defeat of the British on September 11, 1814, nine entries were submitted and one winner chosen. Shawna Armstrong took…

Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition

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The Wild Center has announced the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center’s current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. “This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for The Wild Center,” said…

FBI Investigating Leaked Nude Photos by Hackers

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The FBI said it was looking into the matter of nude photos of Hollywood celebrities being leaked online by hackers. In a statement, the agency said it was “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter.” A publicist for Jennifer Lawrence earlier…

Plein Air in Saranac Lake

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The 6th Annual Adirondack Plein Air Festival, organized by Saranac Lake ArtWorks takes over Saranac Lake and the Surrounding areas through the weekend.. Organizers say there are about 75 artists to attend from all over the northeast. Thursday Aug 21st,  All participating artists created and donated a 5×7 painting done in the village of Saranac Lake.…

Checking on Amusement Ride Safety

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that an audit of the State Department of Labor found its efforts to inspect amusement park rides were thorough, but that more work was needed to ensure safety and inspections at small, temporary festivals. As a result, DiNapoli is sending auditors to visit transient fairs and festivals through…

Robin Williams Dies in Apparent Suicide

The actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his home in Tiburon, Calif. Police say it appears to have been a suicide. Williams was 63 years old. Emergency personnel were called to the house in Marin County, north of San Francisco, around noon. Officials say the cause of death is suspected to…

Sinfonietta in Harrietstown Town Hall Tonight

SARANAC LAKE 07/25/14 – The Lake Placid Sinfonietta and Community Bank are holding a free concert tonight. They’re also inviting students, adult amateurs and area professionals to join them in the performance of Aaron Copland’s “Variations on a Shaker Theme” and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes” Music Director Ron Spigelman says he’s excited about…

A Vote of Support for First Weekends Committee in Plattsburgh

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The First Weekends Committee gets a vote of support from the city of Plattsburgh and City Hall Place will close this weekend.. Twice.. Once for the Events on the Fourth of July and then again for the First Weekends Celebration on Saturday.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has expressed concern over closure of the road on…

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Mountain Lake PBS Announces 20th Annual Kids Writers Contest Winners

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Mountain Lake PBS is proud to announce the winners of the 20th Annual Mountain Lake PBS Kids Writers Contest, and the winners of the Oh the Places You’ll Go with Reading Video Contest. The celebration honoring these students will air on Mountain Lake PBS on Thursday, July 3, at 9 PM. For 20 years, Mountain…

LPCA – Meet the Artist

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The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) invites the public to an Opening Meet-the-Artist Reception on Monday, June 30 from 5 PM to 7 PM for Equine Art: Celebrating the Lake Placid Horse Show. This new exhibit will be on display in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery through July 20. Gallery hours are Tuesday…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival – Summer Gala

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee would like to remind the community that the RSVP date for its upcoming fundraiser, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Summer Gala, is approaching on June 24. The Gala will be held at Harrietstown Town Hall at 39 Main Street on Friday, July 11 at 6:30-10:00p.m. Gala attendees will adorn…

Summer Brings the Third Thursday Art Walks Back to Saranac Lake

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Thursday, June 19th, kicks off the 16th annual Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks. The village, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will host the talents of regional and local artists and musicians of various genres from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Beginning a self-guided tour through downtown Saranac Lake, Art Walkers can go to any participating venue,…

July Concerts on the Bluff

Get ready for this year’s “Concerts on the Bluff” music series – back for its 40th year, and featuring some of the area’s favorite bands and musicians. The 40th annual concert series kicks-off July 9th with incaHOOTS, featuring John Geno, Peter Grosskopf, Neil Wright, John Seiden, and David Long. On Wednesday, July 30th, Towne Meeting…

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Summer Gala

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee would like to remind the community that the RSVP date for its upcoming fundraiser, the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Summer Gala, is approaching on June 24.  The Gala will be held at Harrietstown Town Hall at 39 Main Street on Friday, July 11 at 6:30-10:00p.m.  Gala attendees will adorn elegant…

First Weekends Marks First Anniversary

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The weekend marked The first anniversary of “First Weekends” in Downtown Plattsburgh and one of the event coordinators, Tim McCormick says it continues to grow.. and in a press conference this afternoon, the group announced their plans to take over planning fort the Fourth of July Parade..  For now, though, back to the First Weekend…

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K&J – CTP Presents “The Wizard of Oz” This Weekend

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The Wizard of Oz.. At the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake Tonight, Tomorrow Night and Saturday Night at 7pm..  with another show on Saturday at 11am and a Matinee on Sunday at 2pm…..  Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for children under 12…  Today on the K&J show…

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The First Anniversary of “First Weekends” in Downtown Plattsburgh

This weekend marks the first anniversary of the first “First Weekend”  and activities are planned to celebrate the event and invite residents into downtown.. First Weekends in Plattsburgh will be closing City Hall Place, and lower court Saturday at 11:00 AM.  And due to the closure all parking places including the city parking lot on Lower…

History Matters – Arts and Crafts in New York State

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Thursdays in May means it’s time for the History Matters Seminar Series –Tonight Historic Saranac Lake in collaboration with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society will host their third annual “History Matters” free speaker series four Thursdays in May. Amy Catania is the Executive Director for Historic Saranac Lake. “It makes since to collaborate with the…

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NCCCA Call to Artists

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is working with a private client to purchase artworks for their commercial building as it is being renovated and they’re putting out a new call to artists to submit works that relate to peace, hope, tranquility and contemplation. Works chosen will be those that evoke a sense…

Strand Welcomes New Executive Director

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New Executive Director Named for the Strand Theatre and North Country Cultural Center for the Arts The Strand Theatre and North Country Cultural Center for the Arts says Jessica Dulle has been hired as their new Executive Director. Dulle’s experience will lead both the Strand Theatre and the North Country Cultural Center of the Arts as…