Saranac Lake's Daffest, kicked off over the weekend with music, food, a hat contest and an old-fashioned soap box derby. Events resume Friday and continue next weekend as the festival takes on an artistic tone. Pleinnair artists will be working in and around the village. Here, at the end of the soap box derby in Saranac Lake Saturday, several of the miniature gravity-powered cars, lost control, winding up bumper to bumper, causing a slight delay in the race. A fast-working Saranac Lake policeman untangled the cars, allowing the race to continue. No injuries were reported, but some pride was bruised. (P-R Photo/Jack LaDuke)