What A Weekend!!!

  Schroon Lake, Saturday Morning. Untouched iphone5s photo. schroonlaker collection.  


Schroon Lake, Saturday Morning. Untouched iphone5s photo. schroonlaker collection.


Blue Skies, a big sun and those leaves are finally turning! And there’s so much to do this weekend. We are heading off to the Harvest Fest at Gore Mountain – there’s also a festival at Brant Lake. Read about them both here.

Also Saturday, the Like Oil and Watercolor exhibit continues at the art gallery at Giant Mountain Studio. The show is curated by gallery owner Anthony Ruiz and includes  varied media featuring oil paintings and watercolors but also including acrylics, assemblages, cold wax medium, encaustic, pencil, photography, digital artwork, sculpture, rustic furniture, woodwork, carved stone, handmade baskets, stained glass, pottery and more.

Sunday it’s the annual Schroon Lake Association Get Together at Sticks and Stones. Come meet your fellow members! Not a member? Stop on by and discover why you should join this group who share the same passion: taking care of our lake. The event kicks off at 2pm.


On the live music front, Sticks and Stones has Underground Sky tonight and Dan the 1 Man Band Sunday night.


And the ADK Shakes Company wraps up its fall tour this Sunday night at the Seagle Music Colony with The Winters Tale. There is a Farm To table Reception at 6pm, before the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are available at the door.

And the fall is always a good time for a horse ride at Circle B Ranch, which you can find details about by clicking here.

Your Last Chance to See A Flick At The New Digital Strand Theatre

Sadly, the Strand goes dark after Sunday night's showing of the new Johnny Depp film, Black Mass, based on the life of infamous Boston gangster Whitie Bulger. Shows start tonight -- Friday, and run through Sunday, starting at 8pm.

The Stand's Larry McNamara says to watch out for  midnight show -- TBA -- around Halloween.

Did you make it to the new Strand this season? Tell us about your experience. For that matter share any memories from any summer, right below in comments.


The Adirondack Shakespeare Company’s Remarkable Comeback

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company’s Remarkable Comeback

ADK Shakes director Tara Bradway remembers how spirits were high as the new cast for their Fall season arrived from points all over in Albany two weeks ago.

That Thursday evening the actors were on their way in two cars to the house in North River where the company of 14 would live and rehearse. A terrible car accident changed everything.

A vehicle carrying five company members was hit head on and their SUV rolled over several times. A second car transporting other cast members came across the scene moments later.

The five were rushed to Glens Falls Hospital, with one, Sean, airlifted to Albany Med with severe head injuries.  Sean has undergone two surgeries. The bumps and bruises on the other four  actors are healing. More importantly, the emotional scars on the entire company have started to fade, as each day goes by. 

Fast forward: The company had an immediate and very tough choice to make. Would they go forward with their Fall Season of Hamlet and A Winter’s Tale?

At that time there was good news on several fronts – Sean was out of the danger zone and was well on his way to making a full recovery.  Ultimately thecompany made the decision to go forward. Their final performance is this Sunday, with a Farm To Table event proceeding a performance of The Winter's Tale  at the Seagle Music Colony. There will be amazing array of food and drinks, including some delicious Paradox Ales. Get your tickets at the door!  The event, starting at 6pm, is a not to be missed event on many levels.

If you can't make Sunday's event there are two other opportunities to see them in the North Country, performing Hamlet. Tonight, Friday, October 9 @  7:30 p.m. @  View, Old Forge and on Saturday, October 10 @ 7:30 p.m. @ The Whallonsburg Grange, in Essex


You can read more about how the Shakes Company overcame this near tragedy, and their decision to go forward, after the jump.

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