Tag Archives: Saranac Lake

My First-Ever Public Speaking Engagement

I am no longer Roman Catholic, non-RC Catholic, or any other Catholic, Lutheran, Pentecostal, or otherwise faith, but after moving from New Hampshire into upstate New York in the mid-to-late-sixties, I was enrolled into St. Bernard’s Catholic School. I was … Continue reading

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The House on Whaleshead Rock—A Play

When I was in grade school, at Petrova Middle, in Saranac Lake, New York, I’d acted in a play. It was my first and only acting gig. It’s a story about a small group of girls from a Girls’ Finishing … Continue reading

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A 1960’s St. Bernard’s Children’s Choir Mystery

I’m about to solve a something-like-50-year-old mystery. It has weighed heavily upon this soul of mine! Okay, not so much…but I have thought about it a lot over the years. Well, a couple of times, anyway. I can’t believe I’m … Continue reading

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The North Country

My wife and I just returned from a trip to “The North Country,” or upstate New York. It was my dad’s 80th birthday, so we timed our annual trip back east with his birthday. Since there were several of us … Continue reading

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Drive-Ins

I love drive-in theaters! We used to frequent one in the town we live in, packed up the truck with sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets—our dog—and drove off to the Aircadia Drive-In. Back the truck in and drop the tail … Continue reading

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Donnelly’s Corners 2015

The first stop on my trip to upstate New York, the week of July 13th, 2015 was Donnelly’s Corners Soft ice Cream, at the corner of State Route 86 and 186, between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear (the address is … Continue reading

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Donnelly’s Corners

If you go anywhere upstate New Yorkish during the summer, and by “upstate” I mean within an hour’s driving distance of the “Tri-Lakes” area (Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Tupper Lake), you absolutely need to stop and partake of the heavenly … Continue reading

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