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TJ Brearton Talks Shop: The Lake Placid Film Forum

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The Lake Placid Film Forum: An Interview with TJ Brearton By Lisa M. Boucher This year marks the eleventh annual Lake Placid Film Forum (not counting the 2005 hiatus). The Film Forum’s origins date back to 1999 when author Russell Banks hosted a screening of Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter (based on Banks’ novel) at [...]

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An Interview with Lake Placid Bobsledder Bryan Berghorn

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Bryan Berghorn, Lake Placid Native & Bobsledder By Juliet Barney Bryan Berghorn is a Lake Placid native who took to the sport of bobsledding at the age of 8. Growing up in an Olympic Veteran town, there were plenty of opportunities to become involved in a winter sport that many may not be familiar with. [...]

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Plans for an Adirondack-themed Carousel Underway in Saranac Lake

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An Adirondack Carousel in Saranac Lake After a number of fits and starts in the past few years, including the long winter now trying to get behind us, the Adirondack Carousel Board of Directors has hired Randy Cross as Project Manager to oversee construction that is expected to begin as soon as possible. An early [...]

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A Look at the Life & Work of David Smith: Artist, Sculptor & Bolton Landing Resident

David Smith, 1962. Photo Courtesy Estate of David Smith
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David Smith: Artist, Sculptor & Bolton Landing Resident When you think of famous artists and their workplaces you may think of large paint-stained flats in Paris or windowed warehouse floors in New York City. What about a woodsy farm in upstate New York? Well that’s exactly where American sculptor and painter David Smith spent much [...]

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Welcome to the Land of Make Believe: The Adirondacks, Arto Monaco & the Birthplace of the Theme Park

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Arto Monaco, the Adirondacks & the First Theme Parks For decades, the Adirondacks have been a perennial popular tourist destination. The Adirondack Park boasts a wealth of well-known tourist activities including hiking, rock climbing, fishing, hunting, canoeing & kayaking, ski resorts and some truly magnificent scenery. While you probably already know about the extensive assortment [...]

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An Interview with Singer/Songwriter Rich Ortiz

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By Lauren English Lake George native Rich Ortiz describes his sound as a mixture between funk and folk. He says you get a feel of both singer/songwriter and funk band all in one. Rich has been playing the guitar since high school and his lyrics are rich and heartfelt. In addition to guitar, Rich plays [...]

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An Interview with Local Artist George Van Hook

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By Cora Sugarman George Van Hook is an American Impressionist painter from Cambridge, NY. He is internationally recognized for his colorful and evocative oil paintings, which he creates ‘en plein air.’ Inspired by his natural surroundings, Van Hook is a master of light and atmosphere and works directly from his own visual life. Van Hook [...]

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Making it in the Reel World: An Interview with Filmmaker Colin Bannon, from Lake George

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Colin Bannon, former Lake George High School student, grew up making films on an old, clunky VHS camcorder. With support from his friends and family, he turned his childhood hobby into a very promising career. After graduating high school, Bannon went on to attend Syracuse film school, where he honed his filmmaking talents by creating [...]

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Capturing the Great Outdoors: An Interview with Photographer Carl Heilman II

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By Nancy O’Brien Carl Heilman II is well known for capturing the beauty of the Adirondacks in his photographs, along with images of National Parks and other areas of natural beauty. He lives in Brant Lake, on a piece of land that has been in his family since 1958, overlooking the lake itself. Heilman’s business, [...]

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From Nature to Politics: An Interview with Fiber Collage Artist Judith Plotner

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By Monica Sirignano and Dave Bower An Adirondack-based artist, Judith Plotner’s work has been exhibited across the US in prominent galleries and museums, including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Whistler House Museum in Massachusetts, the Museum of Art in Utica, and the NOHO Gallery in NYC, among others. Plotner is best known for [...]

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