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Top 10 Best, Not to be Missed Things to Do in Lake Placid in August

Zach Deputy
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Top 10 Things to Do in Lake Placid, August 2011 August promises to be an exciting month, with plenty of activities for the end of summer, including lots of events in art, theatre, music and film, as well as our share of ice shows, skating and hockey competitions. Here’s our picks for the Top 10 [...]

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A Taste of the Surreal: Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Pendragon Theatre

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Pendragon Theatre, Review “It’s not under my control,” repeats Le Vicomte de Valmont to a devastated, betrayed La Presidente de Tourvel. As Tourvel wails, the indomitable La Marquise de Merteuil sits upper stage right at her dressing table, still as a sculpture. “It’s not under my control,” Vicomte says again. [...]

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A Reunion (and a Show): Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Pendragon Theatre

Joe Guzman and Ginger Lee McDermott in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake On Wednesday, July 27, the curtain went up at the Pendragon Theatre on Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a dark play by Christopher Hampton set in 18th Century France and based on the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Originally produced by England’s Royal Shakespeare Company  in [...]

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The 2011 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships

Julia Biechler and Alexander Petrov at the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships. Photo Zac Lambert
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Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships 2011 The Olympic Center was filled with rhinestones and tangos from July 27-30, 2011 for the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships. The event is one of the best known in the country, and is an important stop for Ice Dancers competing in the upcoming season. Ice Dancing has often been [...]

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Lake Placid Ironman 2011 Results

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Lake Placid Ironman The annual experience that is the Ironman triathlon is difficult to put into words. It all starts in May, when the triathletes come to the area to practice on the actual course. Throughout the summer, the amount of triathletes increase until it is a veritable athlete village, where bikers, runners, and swimmers [...]

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A Weekend of History: The French and Indian War Encampment in Crown Point

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French and Indian War Encampment at the Crown Point Historic Site in Crown Point, NY If you’ve never been to an encampment, the French and Indian War Encampment in Crown Point on August 13-14, 2011, may just be the perfect one to make your first. Hosted at the Crown Point State Historic Site for over [...]

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A Small Theatre with a Big Punch: Sweeney Todd at the Pendragon Theatre, Review

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Sweeney Todd, Pendragon Theatre, Review On Friday night, I was fortunate to see Pendragon Theatre’s production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. I wasn’t disappointed. This dark yet comical story of a barber who murders his clients has several layers of backstory, as well as witty dialogue and catchy songs. Based on [...]

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The 2011 Lake Placid Ironman

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Lake Placid Ironman 2011: What’s in Store Click here for Updates & for the 2011 Lake Placid Ironman Results. For many people, our daily exercise regime is contained to a jog on the treadmill followed by a few reps with a pair of free weights, and that’s only if we’re actually motivated enough to get [...]

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An Eco-friendly, Affordable Adirondack Getaway: Gauthier’s Saranac Lake Inn, Review

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Saranac Lake Inn: Eco-Friendly, Affordable, Relaxing As you drive down Route 86 (aka Lake Flower Avenue), just on the outskirts of downtown Saranac Lake, you’ll see a sign that reads Gauthier’s Saranac Lake Inn. It’s a quiet little place, right on Lake Flower, just about a mile from the center of town. The Inn is [...]

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4th of July in Lake Placid: The 6th Annual I Love BBQ Festival

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The I Love BBQ Festival in Lake Placid Hungry for Barbecue?? Lake Placid is hosting the I Love BBQ Festival at the Olympic Oval, bringing world-class barbecue and fun to the Olympic town. This annual event features opportunities for the public to enjoy musical performances, barbecue, and even a BMX stunt show. A celebrity chef [...]

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