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The bass and loon carousel figures in Saranac Lake. Photo: Jack Barette
The bass and loon carousel figures in Saranac Lake. Photo: Jack Barette

A carousel for the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Carousel holds a Grand Opening in Saranac Lake this Saturday. The $1.3 million project is the culmination of years of work. Todd Moe talks with Karen Loffler, who first proposed the idea to the village board in 2001, and Marge Glowa, the project's capital campaign director.  Go to full article
Plan for the carousel
Plan for the carousel

A final push for a new carousel

Plans to build an Adirondack-themed carousel in Saranac Lake appear to be back on track. The non-profit group behind the project, which was shelved in early 2009 because of the economic downturn, says it's poised to break ground in August. Supporters held a meeting in Saranac Lake on Tuesday where local residents voiced support for pushing ahead with the project. Chris Knight was there and filed this report.  Go to full article

Economic downturn hits Adirondack Carousel

Plans to build an Adirondack-themed carousel in Saranac Lake have been put on hold. The non-profit organization behind the project cites fundraising troubles in the current economic downturn. Adirondack Carousel Incorporated will also close its office and lay off its two employees. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Preview: Adirondack Carousel Hosts Family Event Saturday

Friends and supporters of the proposed Adirondack Carousel are hosting a milk-and-cookies event Saturday (10am-3pm) in Saranac Lake. Chuck Brumley told Todd Moe that carousel will be a community attraction featuring 20 full size carousel animals -- all indigenous to the Adirondacks. He says the project remains on track.  Go to full article

Adirondack Carousel Seeks Songs

Calling all songwriters. The Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake is looking for original songs with a carousel theme. The Adirondack Carousel Project is building a full-size merry-go-round in the village of Saranac Lake, to be filled with wooden wildlife, from loons to bears. Todd Moe talks with "Songs for a Carousel" project coordinator Karen Loffler, who says the 28 foot carousel will include 20 animals and 2 chariots.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Carousel at Depot Theatre in Westport

A tuneful and lively production of Carousel is currently playing at the Depot Theatre in Westport. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent matinee and has this review.  Go to full article

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