For the finale of our Live from the Porch program we’re excited to feature the Adirondack Barbershop Coalition, the ABC! Members Rick Burdt, Jessica Deeb, Diane Loeber, and Rich Loeber are performing Breaking Up is Hard to Do by Neil Sedaka. The encore is Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby by Les Applegate. Thank you ABC! View the whole series here.
Welcome to our penultimate Live from the Porch performance! Today we’re featuring Peter Crowley. Peter is performing a personal favorite of his, Lights of the City. This rendition of the gospel song is closest to one written by soul singer and songwriter Ray Lewis. Tune in next Tuesday for the final performance in our Live from the Porch series! View the whole series here.
Welcome to another Live from the Porch concert! Today we’re featuring HSL tour guide and former intern, Connor Celeste! Connor is performing an Adirondack folk song, The Ballad of Blue Mountain Lake. It’s a classic lumber camp song which tells the story of Bill Mitchel and the lumberjacks of Township Nineteen. View the whole series here.
Welcome to another Story Saturday! Today's story is from this March, when the Fish and Game Club hosted their 36th annual Colby Classic Fishing Derby. We brought the Cure Porch on Wheels to the shores of Lake Colby and interviewed local fishermen to help document this Adirondack tradition.
Charlie Jessie, who has helped with all 36 derbies, was the one who put the first ever tagged fish into Lake Colby. A few hours later we interviewed Alyssa and her father, Henry. Alyssa (11 years old) had just caught an 8.5 lb northern pike, and Henry shared that his father was the one who caught the first tagged trout in Lake Colby!
Welcome back to another concert on Live from the Porch! Today we’re featuring Tyler Dezago and Isabella Padron. Tyler and Isabella are performing a rendition of the traditional tune “Prettiest Girl” arranged by 10 String Symphony. View the whole series here.
Thank you to all essential workers! We are so grateful to the people who keep Saranac Lake running! We will be displaying thank you notes to the essential employees of Saranac Lake in the windows of the Cure Porch on Wheels behind the Saranac Laboratory Museum. Help us say thank you! Write, draw, or paint a note to the essential workers you appreciate and mail it to Historic Saranac Lake at 89 Church Street Saranac Lake, NY 12983 to be displayed in the Porch. Don't have any stamps? Fill out the form below to send us your thank you. We'll print it out and display it in the Porch!
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We're posting all the latest news, videos, and stories from Historic Saranac Lake's oral history project and Cure Porch on Wheels here. Stay tuned for Talking Points on Sunday, Live from the Porch on Tuesday and Saturdays, and other weekly offerings!