Showing posts from July 1, 2012

Saranac Lake: 2nd annual Lake Clear Day

By Diane Chase Last year Lake Clear’s Charlie’s Inn transformed into a bustling train depot of years’ past with a stagecoach, 1912 taxi and even hotelier Paul Smith greeting visitors. Well, he wasn’t the real Paul Smith. We were still able to gain quite a bit of knowledge regarding the importance of the Lake Clear Train Depot and the role it played for the Paul Smith’s Hotel. The event features live music, plenty of food, period games, and vendors. A special children’s activity to look forward to is the “Thomas the Train” race. Kids can paint small wooden train engines and later race against each other.  New this year is local storytellers sharing Lake Clear history for all to enjoy. There is a complete schedule of events at Charlie’s Inn, .

Happy Fourth of July!


Wild Center Buzz Fest in Tupper Lake

By Diane Chase You don't have to eat the insects but after a day at The Wild Center , you may want to. Join David George Gordon as he demonstrates popular world cuisine at the annual BuzzFest July 4 in Tupper Lake.  (There will also be a honey BBQ at the family-themed bug bash!)  You can be a bug detective, have insect races, look at a butterfly hatchery, learn fly tying and see a bee hive. There are so much to do and learn about the insect around us. It will be bee-autiful. (I couldn't resist!) Insect Fun Facts:  Mosquitos drink more than its total body weight in a single sitting. Black flies inject a blood thinner while biting its meal to keep the blood from coagulating.  Learn more at The BuzzFest!

Lake George Theatre Lab Schedule 2012

Lake George Theater Lab Shakes on the Lake is a fresh modern take on Shakespeare’s classic plays. Run by Daniel Spector from The Classical Studio at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Shakes on the Lake Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare Directed by Daniel Spector July 5 th  10:30 AM • July 6 th  10:30 AM, 7:30 PM • July 7 th,  7:30 PM FREE and OUTDOORS!! New Play Lab Stupid *ing Bird by Aaron Posner Directed by Howard Shalwitz with Woolly Mammoth Theater Company June 30 th ; 6 PM • Bolton Free Library Original Ghost Stories Written by the Youngblood Crew Directed by Rosemary Andress July 27th & 28th • The Sagamore