Tag: women

Natalie Leduc Skiing at Whiteface

Former ski instructor Natalie Leduc skiing at Whiteface. Circa 1980. Wilmington, NY. Courtesy of Natalie Leduc. During the five decades of her working life, Saranac Lake native Natalie Leduc wore a lot of hats: ski, instructor, substitute physical education teacher, rug salesman, lifeguard, swimming instructor, and finally real estate agent. Listen to the highs and […]

Volunteering as an EMT in Saranac Lake

Mary Brown volunteered for Saranac Lake Rescue as an EMT for 21 years, starting in 1993. She also served on the board for six years. Now that she says she’s aged out of being an EMT, she still volunteers around the space doing odd jobs, from helping with fundraising to legislative work.

Farming seed potatoes in Saranac Lake

Leavitt Farms is located on Route 86 between Gabriels and Saranac Lake, with high, open fields and stunning views of the Adirondacks.  Lenore Leavitt married into a seed potato farming family. She helped the business grow from just a few acres into the many still used today.

Working as an accountant in Saranac Lake

When Fobare’s first husband was finishing up his schooling in Louisiana, she had to work to support them. Even though she didn’t have a high school diploma, she got a job working for a Certified Public Accountant who said he would teach her everything she needed to know. She learned to work as an accountant, […]