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What: The Tony nominated play, Tintypes, a musical conceived by Mary Kyte with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearl, is a turn-of-the-century musical revue that provides a series of vignettes into America’s immigrant experience at the onset of World War I. The cast of five actors documents the end of an era through a series of songs and a poignant understory. Where: Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, Saranac Lake, 518-891-1854, Advanced tickets price: $30/adult, $25/senior, $15/student with ID, $20/matinee At Door ticket price: $35/adult/senior, $25/student, $20/matinee When:Saranac Lake: July 2, 3,7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 8 pm with matinees at 2 pm on July 4,11,18. VIEW in Old Forge: July 6 at 8 pm.
By, Diane Chase, (Saranac Lake) Tintypes, now playing at Pendragon Theatre until July 18, is a fast-paced musical that hits all the high notes with over 40 songs from the turn of the century. 
I sit amongst an audience that ranges in age from…

Easy Adirondack Hikes: One of 33 Easy Hikes: Lake Placid's Cobble Hill

By Diane Chase

When I first moved to the area and didn’t have the time or inclination to just climb the 46 High Peaks, I decided to take a different route. That route has led me to explore beautiful trails, walks and swimming holes around the whole Adirondack Park. There are some places that have been worth a repeat visit and other places that were just okay. 
My route has lead me over hills and through fields exploring all the fun activities that take place in this Tri-Lakes and High Peaks region and beyond.
One favorite hike is so conveniently located in the center of Lake Placid that I always suggest it to people of all ages and hiking abilities. Cobble Hill has an elevation of 2,345’ and a vertical ascent of only 462’. My ADK kids can easily finish it within an hour or I can take longer and explore the local flora and fauna. There are a few trail entrances, but an easy option is to start from the Northwood trailhead (Whitney Rd) located off of Mirror Lake Drive.

2015 Summer Stock at Westport's Depot Theatre for 37th Season

Depot Theatre Announces its 37th Season

Westport, N.Y. - Complete with classic songs from the 60’s, zany romantic comedy and toe-tapping honky tonk, the Depot Theatre is pleased to announce its dynamic 2015 main stage lineup.  
“The Bikinis” opens the season on July 10. A non-stop celebration of classics like “It’s In His Kiss,” “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” punctuate the story of a girl band’s 20-year reunion, and will have audiences dancing in the aisles!
The opening musical is followed by “New York Water!”. This quirky, off-kilter adult romantic comedy documents Albert and Linda’s relationship from their first fearful meeting in New York City through to the mid-west and on to the left coast as they search for meaning, happiness, and success. 
Rounding out the season is the Northeast regional premiere of “Savin’ Up for Saturday Night: The Honky-Tonk Musical”, with an energetic combination of showstoppers, cat fights and love quadrangles …