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Saranac Lake businesses celebrate ‘First Fridays’ | News, Sports, Jobs

SARANAC LAKE — Local businesses are teaming up to celebrate the first Friday of each month with extended hours, special events, sales and specials.

Saranac Lake’s first First Friday event will be Sept. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.

First Friday in Saranac Lake is a monthly celebration of cultural diversity, history, food, business and arts. It is a night that encourages collaboration between retail shops, restaurants, art venues and local entertainment to showcase the vibrancy of the downtown businesses and create a welcoming community.

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Adirondack Diversity Initiative, Main Street Exchange, Paul Smith’s College and North Country Community College have been working to bring this initiative to the community. First Friday is a nationwide initiative to encourage a welcoming community, support local businesses and prevent urban decay.

“It is an opportunity to enrich…

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