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A trip to ‘SAC’ headquarters

May 7, 2011 If the space shuttle “Endeavor” got off a few days ago there will be one more flight; “Atlantis” will shoot into space in June and disappear; at least disappear as the last flight for NASA’s space... more »»

The first ‘convenient’ stores

April 30, 2011 Long before we ever heard of “convenience” stores, we had stores all over Saranac Lake that were much more convenient than today’s convenient stores … not that the modern stores are not classy and... more »»

Saranac Lake, April 1945 police blotter

April 23, 2011 I am happy to be serving on a committee with my friend and colleague, Joe Hackett, Adirondack guide extraordinarie; and for a young fellow he knows a lot of history of this region –much of it, but... more »»

Daffodils and soap boxes

April 16, 2011 Thanks to Jerry Gillmett, who apparently saves everything, we were able to cover here last week the July 17, 1955 Soap Box Derby held in Saranac Lake — because Jerry had not only saved the Enterpris... more »»

Get a soap box — then get in it or on it

April 9, 2011 Jerry Gillmett and Jan Plumadore competed in the 2nd annual Soap Box Derby held in Saranac Lake on July 17, 1955. more »»

No column this week

April 2, 2011 You Know What ...? by Howard Riley does not appear this week. more »»

From the Enterprise, January 1925

March 26, 2011 We all lost a good friend and a great source of Saranac Lake history last week when my cousin Bob McKillip died. more »»

The great bicycle race of 1975

March 19, 2011 I have so many stories to write, all backed up on my desk, waiting for more details on this and that … like the great bicycle race of 1975 featuring Little Joe Gladd as the racer to beat. more »»

Saranac Lake police blotters

March 12, 2011 March 1945 Complaint from Mrs. Burkett, 11 Baker St. People upstairs making noise, investigated and told Mr. more »»

Lake Placid News from 1968

March 5, 2011 Page one headlines from the Lake Placid News in February 1968 were all about the upcoming game for the championship of the Northern New York High School Hockey League between the Lake Placid Blue... more »»

Lake Placid, February 1968

February 26, 2011 My pal, Barbara Kent, who can be seen daily at E&M Market in Saranac Lake, has loaned me two copies of the Lake Placid News from Feb. 22 and 29, 196. more »»

The first Canaras

February 19, 2011 The Saranac Lake High School class of 1926 published the first yearbook with the title “Canaras,” which you all should know by now is simply “Saranac” spelled backwards. more »»

The 1957 Winter Carnival: Feb. 9-16

February 12, 2011 It was a great thrill for the organizers of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival in 1957 to have the radio show, “Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club” broadcast (Monday through Friday) from the stage of the... more »»

Winter Carnival 100 years ago

February 5, 2011 Thanks to Ruth Neubauer and Cathy Moore, of Enterprise fame, right here in front of me is a mint-condition program for the 1911 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. It ran for three days: Jan. 24, 25 and 26. more »»

Readers love the old police blotters

January 29, 2011 So here we go with a number of events on the streets of Saranac Lake many, many years ago. more »»

Warning from health commissioner

January 22, 2011 The men in the Village of Saranac Lake Water Department came up with a few more fragile documents when cleaning the “pump house” at 10 Main St. more »»

More about the Reiss plane crash saga

January 15, 2011 Hardly ever do we get to tell “the rest of the story,” a line made famous by the radio mogul and king of our Winter Carnival, Paul Harvey. more »»

Toeing the line at LPC

January 8, 2011 I received a nice note from my friend Brad Winchester MacDowell (and with his many a.k.a’s, I prefer “Eddie the Plant”), a moniker planted on him when he was in the jungles of Vietna. more »»

Columnist turns author

December 28, 2010 ... more »»

Voting was simple — make an ‘X’ in the box

December 18, 2010 When village workers were cleaning out a section of the pump house (a.k.a. water department) at 10 Main Street they ran across paper voting ballots from 1925 and 1927. more »»



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