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<i>Our Town</i> will be performed Friday & Saturday (8 pm) and Sunday (2 pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
Our Town will be performed Friday & Saturday (8 pm) and Sunday (2 pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Preview: "Our Town" in Lake Placid

Theater groups around the country are marking the 75th anniversary of Thorton Wilder's Our Town with special performances this year. Todd Moe talks with Lake Placid resident and film and stage actor James Tolkan, who's directing Our Town at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts this weekend. The production is a collaboration with Pendragon Theatre and Community Theatre Players. The cast includes more than 30 local performers.  Go to full article
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Pope Francis' ambassador to the U.S., leads Holy Communion for a crowd of more than 2,100 people at Sunday's Solemn Mass in Lake Placid. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Pope Francis' ambassador to the U.S., leads Holy Communion for a crowd of more than 2,100 people at Sunday's Solemn Mass in Lake Placid. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Pope's personal representative leads mass in Lake Placid

Catholics from all corners of the North Country traveled to Lake Placid Sunday for a special Mass led by Pope Francis' personal representative to the United States.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano is the apostolic nuncio to the U.S. He presided over a mass in the Olympic Center's 1932 arena that drew roughly 2,800 people.

The event was the culmination of a year-long series of celebrations designed to energize the faith of Catholics across the region.  Go to full article
Canadian "Horse Whisperer" Chris Irwin will be at Snowslip Farm in Lake Placid on Thursday at 6:30pm.  Photo: Chris Irwin
Canadian "Horse Whisperer" Chris Irwin will be at Snowslip Farm in Lake Placid on Thursday at 6:30pm. Photo: Chris Irwin

How one leading horse expert connects with clients: finesse over force

One of the world's leading "Horse Whisperers" visits Snowslip Farm in Lake Placid this week. Chris Irwin has worked with horses around the world. Todd Moe spoke with him about tips for connecting with horses through finesse rather than force.  Go to full article
Adirondack Health's Lake Placid facility. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Adirondack Health's Lake Placid facility. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Lake Placid officials seek ways to provide 24/7 emergency coverage

Adirondack Health's Board of Trustees ended months of speculation last week when it voted to convert the around-the-clock emergency room at its Lake Placid hospital to part time.

The decision still requires approval of the state Health Department. It comes after hospital officials faced strong opposition over an earlier plan to turn the ER into a part time urgent care center.

Local officials say they're satisfied with the idea of a part-time ER but they'll still looking for ways to ensure the community has around the clock emergency coverage.  Go to full article
Adirondack Health has proposed converting its around-the-clock emergency room in Lake Placid to a 12-hour urgent care center as a cost-cutting move. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Adirondack Health has proposed converting its around-the-clock emergency room in Lake Placid to a 12-hour urgent care center as a cost-cutting move. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Adirondack Health to decide fate of Lake Placid ER tonight

The fate of Lake Placid's emergency room will be decided at a board meeting tonight in Saranac Lake.

The board of trustees for Adirondack Health will decide whether to maintain the Lake Placid facility as a 24-7 ER, or to convert it into a part-time "urgent care facility."  Go to full article
Part of the Barry Collection photos on display at Lake Placid North Elba Historical Society in the old Lake Placid train station.  The exhibit will be up through early October.  Photo:  Todd Moe
Part of the Barry Collection photos on display at Lake Placid North Elba Historical Society in the old Lake Placid train station. The exhibit will be up through early October. Photo: Todd Moe

A new look at old photos in Lake Placid

Historians in Lake Placid are asking for the public's help in identifying hundreds of old photographs on display this summer. The photos are just a fraction of the thousands of images on glass plate negatives that were rescued by Dr. George Hart from destruction in the 1970's. Now known as the Barry Collection, the glass plates depict life in the Adirondacks: sports, families, recreation and wildlife. The photos date back to the late 19th and early 20th century. Todd Moe toured the exhibit at the Lake Placid North Elba Historical Society with Parmelee Tolkan, vice president of the Historical Society.  Go to full article
A portion of the proceeds from <i>Ski Town Soups</i> will go to the Sowing Seeds Project, which helps elementary schools grow their own vegetables.
A portion of the proceeds from Ski Town Soups will go to the Sowing Seeds Project, which helps elementary schools grow their own vegetables.

"Soup-er" book includes recipes from Lake Placid

The author of a new book of soup recipes from sixty ski resort towns around the country will be in Lake Placid for a book party on Thursday. Jennie Iverson's Ski Town Soups includes a chili recipe from The Cottage Cafe and a tomato/basil soup recipe from Simply Gourmet market and deli in Lake Placid.

Iverson will sign copies of her book at the Cottage Cafe on Thursday at 3 pm. She told Todd Moe that she has a passion for making soups, and hopes the book appeals to skiers and foodies, alike. Iverson wanted to include as many regional favorites as possible.  Go to full article
Bill Bowers.  Photos: <a href="http://bill-bowers.com">bill-bowers.com</a>
Bill Bowers. Photos: bill-bowers.com

Bill Bowers: mime and monologue in Lake Placid

Actor/mime Bill Bowers brings his one-man show, It Goes Without Saying, back to the Adirondacks next Monday night. The show, which began ten years ago at the Adirondack Theater Festival in Glens Falls, has traveled around the country from Manhattan to Alaska. When it premiered Off-Broadway, the New York Times called it "zestful and endearing."

He'll perform it Monday at 5:30 pm at the "A Taste of the Arts" dinner at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Todd Moe talks with Bowers about the success of his quirky, autobiographical production based on his life and theatrical career. From a childhood in rural Montana, to Broadway, to training with Marcel Marceau, Bowers says, It Goes Without Saying, tells a funny and touching story of the important role that silence plays both on stage and in life.  Go to full article
Adirondack Health Chief Senior Services Officer Marc Walker talks with Uihlein Living Center resident Peggy Forkey at the Lake Placid nursing home in November of last year. Photo: Chris Knight via <a href="http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/536629/Nursing-homes-in-the-red.html">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>
Adirondack Health Chief Senior Services Officer Marc Walker talks with Uihlein Living Center resident Peggy Forkey at the Lake Placid nursing home in November of last year. Photo: Chris Knight via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Can the North Country make nursing homes work?

Many nursing homes around the state are seeing big financial losses, and the situation is the same, if not worse, here in the North Country.

That's sparked a dialogue in the last few months among the region's long-term care leaders about ways they can partner, share services or even consolidate under one organization. Leaders of at least eight to 10 of the region's nursing homes have been involved in these talks.

Some long-term care advocates believe North Country nursing homes are at a tipping point.  Go to full article

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