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Saranac Lake, August 1936

August 13, 2011 Here they are, back by popular demand, the highlights and the lowlights in the routine calls to Saranac Lake’s finest as recorded in the police blotters a mere 75 years ago. 8-3-36 — 11:30 p.m. more »»

More from August 1952

August 6, 2011 I am always surprised about the response from certain columns; columns that strike me as only routine things from the past; but last week when we covered a number of items from 1952, it was the... more »»

Saranac Lake, August 1952

July 30, 2011 I hate to tell my readers this startling fact, but it is almost August already — better get the firewood drying and the haying done. more »»

More on the Hamner

July 23, 2011 I received a lot of feedback on last week’s column about the Hanmer Races, which carried this official title for the contest in the inaugural year of 1963, “Willard J. Hanmer Memorial Race. more »»

Can we revive the Hanmer?

July 16, 2011 I wish had the answer as to why the Willard J. Hanmer Memorial Race, first run on July 4th, 1963, and hitting age 50 in 2013, is just hanging on for dear life. more »»

Saranac Lake 69 years ago

July 9, 2011 While the high level criminal cases that are going on in New York City this July it is time once again to look back at various happenings in past July days in Saranac Lake as recorded in the police... more »»

About Adirondack books

June 25, 2011 Much more history of the Adirondacks and, in particular, the history of this region, is now being preserved because Floyd and Martha Tyler John (Mr. and Mrs.) have moved back to Vermontville. more »»

Big Trivia-Olympic Games

June 18, 2011 London, the biggest city in Europe, will host the 2012 Olympic Summer Games opening July 27 and closing on Aug.12. more »»

Mystery solved

June 11, 2011 Now believe it or not, the award-winning Adirondack Daily Enterprise, the only daily paper published in the Adirondacks, is going to solve a mystery right here today before your very eyes: A mystery... more »»

Stories from the police blotter, 1945

June 4, 2011 May 2 — 6 a.m. Call from Mrs. Russell of Santanoni Apartments that she had lost a chow dog. Its name is Rusty. If picked up do not shoot dog. — Jones --- May 5 — 1:15 p.m. Call from Mrs. more »»

World War I Memorial Day

May 28, 2011 Historic Saranac Lake will hold a Memorial Day open house from 1 to 3 p.m. more »»

Motoring the mountains

May 21, 2011 This is the second column about motoring in the Adirondacks with the information taken from a “motoring” guide published in 1914 by the Associated Adirondack Hotels and Garages. more »»

The Adirondack motor guide

May 14, 2011 Talk about a piece of Adirondack history. more »»

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 »»



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