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Books, dance lessons, ‘Sopranos’ — freebies abound online these days

NEW YORK — We might not be totally free these days, but there’s a lot out there that is. Companies like Pure Barre and Peloton are offering free access to fitness classes. Amazon is giving away book classics like “The Call of the Wild” and “Emma,” and MasterClass has experts ...

Armstrong org starts fund for jazz musicians

NEW YORK — The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation has launched a $1 million emergency fund to support freelance New York City-area jazz musicians during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s board of directors on Thursday announced The Louis Armstrong Emergency Fund for ...

Boost flavor and health with garlic

You may have heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But did you know that a clove of garlic a day may do much better? It’s true. Garlic does much more than fight off vampires. An old Welsh saying instructs: “Eat leeks in March and garlic in May, then the rest of the year, your ...

The myth of the perfect family

365体育网站A few weeks before the world closed a friend and I were talking about our children. His response to my family surprised me. He had this view that my life was perfect and I had churned out a couple of superhumans. Of course, I would like to agree and not throw my children under the bus, but my ...

Youth Musical-in-a-Week will go on, maybe online

KEENE VALLEY — The Book & Blanket Players Youth Theatre says it will be ready as planned for the “Summer Musical-in-a-Week” at Keene Central School and has established a “Plan B” to do everything through the internet. The possibility of going online brings more challenges, ...

‘Quarantination’ contest: planters and wind chimes

SARANAC LAKE — Each week, the staff of Say Real Estate organizes a community project contest through Facebook to keep people busy and positive amid the COVID-19 quarantine. Two weeks ago it was snowmen, last week birdhouses. This week it was planters and wind chimes. After last week’s ...

Welcome, spring

The days are longer. The temps are warmer. The ice is out. The snow has (mostly) disappeared. We welcome spring to the north woods. This year, spring has come early. It has also come with unforeseen challenges. Life has changed radically. Our world is in chaos. Uncertainty reigns. The ...

Beyond the Peaks student film festival is going digital

TUPPER LAKE — AdkAction and the Tupper Lake School District are announcing that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beyond the Peaks LIVE event will be cancelled and instead, will be holding a digital event with film submissions now being accepted until June 8. In an attempt to offer a ...

NorthWind Gallery calls for artists

365体育网站 SARANAC LAKE — Due to this year’s unprecedented circumstances, NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery’s Annual Juried Show is moving to an online virtual gallery format. The deadline for entering is May 15. Selected works, which are open to all visual arts, will be featured from June 1 to June ...

Buy local food at your Farmers’ Park It

I love our local Farmers’ Market. In the summer, I go there for much more than food. I go to chat, meet friends, hear music. I get to know my area farmers. Hungry? Lunch is available. In winter, the market moves indoors, where there is no music. There are fewer vendors; I don’t run ...

Pendragon Theatre cancels summer season

365体育网站 SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre actors are not expected to perform before a live audience this summer. “YOU, our audience are our priority,” says a letter from the community theater’s board President Marc Gitlitz, dated Monday. “We won’t put your health at risk during the ...

BluSeed moves free spring break art classes online

SARANAC LAKE — For the past few years, BluSeed Studios has provided free art classes for all area students during spring break. Due to recent restrictions and the cancellation of spring break, BluSeed is finding ways to still offer free art classes to students while adhering to New York ...

Pendragon Theatre cancels summer season

SARANAC LAKE — Pendragon Theatre actors are not expected to perform before a live audience this summer. “YOU, our audience are our priority,” says a letter from the community theater’s board President Marc Gitlitz, dated Monday. “We won’t put your health at risk during the ...

When DIY healthcare supplies are the new normal

365体育网站I can sew, but I’ve yet to make one of the protective masks for healthcare workers. I want to help, but I’m not sure I will get to the stage where I’m mass producing masks for other people. I selfishly made a few to use so we could take care of my mother. I am in awe of the people that ...

Local musicians stand Six Feet Together

365体育网站 UPPER JAY — The musicians performed outside on the Recovery Lounge’s deck in nearly freezing temperatures. They were all six feet apart — Scott Renderer used a yardstick and his arm to make sure. Disinfectant wipes were taped around the microphones. If they were to start following ...

The shows might go on …

365体育网站 Teachers Brenden Gotham and Taylor Prosper painted sets for Lake Placid High School’s production of “Cinderella” Saturday night. They dipped brushes and created a fairy tale world. A feeling in the pit of their stomachs filled them with uncertainty, but they kept painting ...

Let’s help each other out

We need a pandemic to treat each other respectfully? These are tough times with an undecided future. With that, I have seen such incredible acts of generosity. I’m only scratching the surface by highlighting those people offering to deliver meals and groceries, or tutor children online. If ...

Foods to strengthen your immunity

365体育网站It’s official. The World Health Organization and our Centers for Disease Control have proclaimed the new coronavirus, COVID-19, a global pandemic. Whereas the flu kills (on average) about 20,000 Americans each year, this new virus is ten times more deadly — especially to older folks and ...

These films are a reminder that humans will prevail

365体育网站All this coronavirus hubbub made me realize, we haven’t experienced this before in the modern day, but we’ve most certainly seen it in film. This week I’m looking at three of my favorite pandemic movies you might want to watch while under home isolation. On a realistic note, I know the ...

Plant-based treat

365体育网站 SARANAC LAKE — It’s supper time. The Saranac Lake High School students will perform “Little Shop of Horrors” this weekend. The comedy musical follows Seymour Krelborn, a meek gardener working in a mediocre flower shop on skid row. His boss doesn’t think much of him, and his ...