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Preview: ATF's summer theatre season in Glens Falls

The Adirondack Theatre Festival's summer season in Glens Falls starts this week with A.R. Gurney's Black Tie. The show opens with a matinee on Wednesday afternoon. Todd Moe talks with ATF artistic director Mark Fleischer about the 18th season, which includes Gurney's comedy set on the shores of Lake George, an award-winning Broadway musical and a tribute to Woody Guthrie.  Go to full article
Old map of the Battle of Lake George, 1755
Old map of the Battle of Lake George, 1755

Historians: French and Indian War soldier remains should be returned

An investigation by the Associated Press has found that soldiers from the French and Indian War weren't buried properly in the village of Lake George.

(Correction: In the original version of this story, NCPR reported that AP and other news organizations broke this story, but the reporting was exclusively that of the Associated Press.)

A formal burial ceremony was held in 1993 and the soldiers' skeletons were removed from a public area visited by tourists.

But researchers now acknowledge that most of the human remains were later shipped to Arizona and Canada for study.

At least twelve soldiers from the conflict that broke out between England, France and Native American nations in the 1700s are still being studied by scientists.

According to the AP's report, republished in the Albany Times-Union, Glens Falls Post Star and other newspapers, some historians now say it's time for the remains to be returned to Lake George and buried.  Go to full article
Robin Johnson works on carving one of the several space ships in front of the 2012 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace.  The ice palace lighting and fireworks takes place Saturday at 7 pm. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Robin Johnson works on carving one of the several space ships in front of the 2012 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace. The ice palace lighting and fireworks takes place Saturday at 7 pm. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Most winter fests a go despite the weather

Winter carnivals fill the February calendar in the North Country. This year, continuing mild weather is proving a real challenge for towns whose annual winter festivals normally punctuate a cold, snowy season.

The WinterXcape Winterfest in Lowville was cancelled when heavy rains washed away most of their snow this week. But despite widespread rain and warm temperatures most festivals are still ago. Trevor Alford reports.  Go to full article

Analysis: The bigger picture in the myriad of local choices

Brian Mann and Martha Foley sort through the implications of an Election Day that featured scores of races that decided important questions about local leadership.  Go to full article
Stephen David Pelletier & Emily Mikesell Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre
Stephen David Pelletier & Emily Mikesell Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre

New play explores beauty and self-esteem with humor, insight

Todd Moe talks with one of the actors in the Lake George Dinner Theater's regional premiere of Skin Deep - a show that explores physical beauty, self-acceptance, dating and family connections. Emily Mikesell, who plays the central character, "Maureen", calls the play "funny and sweet".  Go to full article
Stephen David Pelletier & Emily Mikesell  Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre
Stephen David Pelletier & Emily Mikesell Photo: Lake George Dinner Theatre

Theatre Review: "Skin Deep" at Lake George Dinner Theatre

Skin Deep runs at Lake George Dinner Theatre through October 29. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at a recent performance and has this review.  Go to full article

Preview: Lake George Music Festival

One of the newest arts festivals in the Lake George region kicks off next week. Student and professional musicians from around the world will gather in Lake George village for a new series of classical music concerts. The three concerts will be performed at area churches next Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The concerts are free.

Todd Moe spoke with Alexander Lombard, founder of the Lake George Summer Music Festival, who says the idea came after a visit to the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado. Lombard says one of the appealing aspects of next week's festival in Lake George will be student and professional musicians performing together.  Go to full article

Theater under the stars in Lake George

A group of actors in Lake George will commemorate the region's historical significance during the French and Indian War this summer. "The Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama" returns for a second season starting Friday night. It's theater under the stars and an original adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's novel, Last of the Mohicans. Todd Moe talks with playwright and founder Michael Dufaut about staging an outdoor drama that includes horses, cannon fire and Native dance.  Go to full article
Beverly Down, creativity coach
Beverly Down, creativity coach

Preview: creativity conference in Lake George

The second annual Creativity Conference will be held in Lake George October 15 - 17 at the Fort William Henry Conference Center. This year's theme is creativity: Let it be life. Todd Moe spoke with conference organizer Beverly Down, who says many people don't realize they're creative because they limit the definition to art or music. She spoke about the upcoming conference and her job as a creativity coach.  Go to full article
Would a new village on the shore of Lake George make local taxes more fair?
Would a new village on the shore of Lake George make local taxes more fair?

Voters in Lake George area decide today whether to create new village

Voters in the Lake George area go to the polls today to decide whether they want to create a new village. The new community, called East Lake George, would be carved out of the towns of Fort Ann and Queensbury.

Supporters of the move say it would help to ease the high property tax burden on their mostly waterfront homes. The change drew fire from the Glens Falls Post-Star newspaper, which published an editorial yesterday urging voters to reject the plan.

Anthony Hall is publisher of the Lake George Mirror newspaper and he's been covering this story. He talked about today's vote with Brian Mann.

NOTE: The polls are open today at the North Queensbury Fire Station from noon until 9 pm.  Go to full article

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