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James Lemons. Photo: LPCA
James Lemons. Photo: LPCA

LPCA's new leader to build on past arts successes

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts's new Executive Director has been on the job for about a month. James Lemons was hired in December to replace outgoing Executive Director Nadine Duhaime, who led the organization for more than 25 years.

In a press release last month, Nancy Rosenthal, Board President said, "This is a bittersweet time. It's difficult to let Nadine go, yet exciting to bring James on board. We are confident that the LPCA will continue to flourish under new leadership."

Lemons told Todd Moe he's excited to join both the LPCA and the Lake Placid community. He was General Manager of the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, before accepting the job in Lake Placid. Before Florida, he was active in professional theater in Texas for about ten years.  Go to full article
The crowd at a Wild & Scenic Film Festival event in California. Photo: Wild & Scenic Film Fest
The crowd at a Wild & Scenic Film Festival event in California. Photo: Wild & Scenic Film Fest

Preview: Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The new director's cut of the local Adirondack film, Small Farm Rising, will be shown at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Lake Placid this weekend. The 10th annual festival, hosted by the Placid Lake Foundation, will be held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Friday and Saturday. Todd Moe talks with Placid Lake Foundation Executive Director Christian Weber, who says the film series is the largest environmental film festival in North America.  Go to full article
View of Lake Placid from the summit of Little Whiteface Mountain.  For more information about <i>A Place to Dream</i>, call 518-523-1312.  (photo: Giggy)
View of Lake Placid from the summit of Little Whiteface Mountain. For more information about A Place to Dream, call 518-523-1312. (photo: Giggy)

Preview: "A Place to Dream" in Lake Placid

NCPR is media sponsor for Adirondacks: A Place to Dream, a three-day event in Lake Placid this weekend. Arts and cultural organizations from throughout the region will gather to explore the power of place that, for more than 150 years, has drawn some of the world's greatest artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers and writers to the mountains. The multi-media weekend will include some of the most important voices in the Adirondack arts and culture community.

Todd Moe talks with Gary Smith, one of the co-organizers of the event, who says the free series of lectures and conversations will cover music, art, storytelling, writing, films and photography.  Go to full article

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A police helicopter searches for Seth Kilburn over Lake Placid Wednesday. Photo: Richard Rosentreter, Courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
A police helicopter searches for Seth Kilburn over Lake Placid Wednesday. Photo: Richard Rosentreter, Courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Police believe Lake Placid man's death accidental

The body of a Lake Placid man who had been missing since early last week has been found on a neighborhood pathway between the bar where he was last seen and his home.

Lake Placid police Chief Bill Moore says 34-year-old Seth A. Kilburn's body was located at about 10 a.m. Friday near a residence on McKinley Street.

An autopsy was scheduled to take place Friday in Saranac Lake. Police believe the death was accidental.  Go to full article

Search Continues for Seth Kilburn, missing from Lake Placid since Sunday

A search is underway for a Lake Placid man who was last seen early Sunday morning.

Lake Placid village police are seeking the public's help as they look for 34-year-old Seth A. Kilburn. He was last seen leaving Wiseguys bar on School Street in the village of Lake Placid between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Sunday.  Go to full article
Jackie Altman paints "en plein air" near Lake Placid.
Jackie Altman paints "en plein air" near Lake Placid.

Art that conveys a sense of immediacy

Many Adirondack artists will tell you that our region offers nearly all the elements a landscape painter looks for - mountains, trees, waterways and ever-changing hues of green, gray and blue. You'll find dozens of artists outdoors this week in the Adirondacks painting "plein air" during Saranac Lake's Fourth Annual Plein Air Festival, part of the "Great Adirondack Days" celebration.

It's a time-honored tradition, particularly by artists who want to convey a sense of immediacy. They'll find a spot with a great view of a mountain or along a stream, prop up an easel and paint just as they see it. Most works are completed within hours on the spot. Spontaneity is key. Bugs, rain and fleeting sunlight are challenges.

Last summer, Todd Moe tagged along when Lake Placid artist Jackie Altman returned to a favorite spot with views of some of the High Peaks.  Go to full article
Matt Murray, (center, red T-shirt) brought more than 60 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members to Lake Placid for a tour of the area's Olympic venues. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy Adirondack Daily EnterpriseEnterprise
Matt Murray, (center, red T-shirt) brought more than 60 veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members to Lake Placid for a tour of the area's Olympic venues. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy Adirondack Daily EnterpriseEnterprise

Boy Scout leads Lake Placid Olympic tour

A 16-year-old from the Troy area helped bring a group of more than 60 people, including Armed Services veterans and their families, to Lake Placid last week to tour Olympic sites and dine at the local American Legion hall.

Matt Murray, of Brunswick, is a junior at Tamarac High School and a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 537. The Lake Placid trip was part of his Eagle Scout project, which he hopes to complete soon. Chris Morris caught up with the group and has our story.  Go to full article
File photot: One of the boathouses being built by the Grimditch family. Photo: Nathan Brown, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
File photot: One of the boathouses being built by the Grimditch family. Photo: Nathan Brown, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Court reverses boathouse jurisdiction ruling

A state appeals panel ruled last week that the town of North Elba does have jurisdiction over boathouses on Lake Placid. The decision could set precedent for municipalities across the North Country. The appeals court also made the surprise ruling that it had decided two past cases incorrectly. That changes the legal framework for cases like this one in the future. Chris Morris has details  Go to full article

Movie makers, film buffs gather in Lake Placid

The 12th annual Lake Placid Film Festival opens Wednesday, with new stars, new movies and a panel discussion on the future of small town theaters. This year's festival will feature screenings of films from local, national and International filmmakers, special guests and events such as the North Country Shorts and the return of the 24 hour student film-making competition, "Sleepless in Lake Placid."

Todd Moe spoke with Tim Brearton, the festival's project specialist. He's helped out since the inaugural forum in 2000. He calls it an event that brings people together, supports local artists and allows film students from area colleges to learn about the rigors of the film industry.  Go to full article

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