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ON THE SCENE: Remembering Harriet Tubman

October 17, 2014 Abolitionist John Brown held former slave Harriet Tubman in high esteem. Brown called her General. Harriet was but five feet tall. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Archive discovery

October 17, 2014 While the rest of the world straps on their lederhosen to celebrate Oktoberfest and all things German, we here at the museum are celebrating National Archives Month, served up with a little less bee... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Get Andy Warhol out of my head!

October 17, 2014 These days it seems we can’t turn around without someone slapping a label on us. In the past, we never would have dreamed of labeling ourselves. We thought labels belonged on cans of sou. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Melting pot

October 17, 2014 According to Article Two, Section I of the United States Constitution, “No person except a natural born Citizen ... shall be eligible to the Office of Presiden. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Looking back and toward the future

October 17, 2014 It’s that time of year when we update you on our activities including our educational outreach work. We invite you to join us at our monthly meetings and ask for your donations and suppor. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Walking out of the darkness

October 10, 2014 Do you know anyone who has committed suicide? A friend? A family member? An acquaintance? I have. more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Award, milestone for Bluegrass Jam musicians

October 10, 2014 While only one act scheduled to play during the first-ever Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam on Oct. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: True confessions of a gardener

October 10, 2014 Most of us don’t like to dwell on our mistakes. My Biggest Garden Failure, however, is the topic of next week’s 5:30 p.m., Oct. 15 dinner meeting at the renovated Craig Wood Golf Hous. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Awaiting the annual migration of Chet

October 10, 2014 After Labor Day and before ski season, tourist traffic thins in the town of Keene, but it doesn’t dwindle down to nothing the way it used to a few years ag. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Reaching for the stars

October 10, 2014 Ellen Stofan is NASA’s Chief Scientist, a planetary geologist, a graduate of William & Mary, and principal advisor to the agency’s Administrator Charles Bolden, on science programs and science... more »»


October 10, 2014 In October the grape harvest reaches its peak and a rich, punchy scent permeates the air at farmers’ market. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Talk to us

October 2, 2014 Along Main Street in Lake Placid and Route 86 in Wilmington is a series of banners featuring self-portraits of children of these two communities. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: The freight house

October 2, 2014 Located behind the historic train station, home of the History Museum on Station Street, stands a nondescript, simple, four-sided structure with four sliding doors, some windows and a roof. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Middle/high school to host anti-bullying event

October 2, 2014 On Friday, Oct. 3, the Lake Placid Central School will be hosting Rachel’s Challenge to kick off its anti-bullying initiative. October is anti-bullying month. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Here’s maple syrup in your eye, Biff

October 2, 2014 "I kissed goodbye the howling beast on the borderline which separated you from me." (Bob Dylan, from “Idiot Wind”) Some people have no boundaries. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Search for solutions

October 2, 2014 It’s noteworthy that during its 25 years of existence, the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary has often played an important role in search for solutions to... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Social/emotional development and learning

September 25, 2014 The New York State Education Department says that social and emotional development and learning “has an important role to play in making school safe and maintaining a caring school climate;... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Olympic bears were out

September 25, 2014 The rain didn’t happen, but the smiles and fun di. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘I’d know those slippers anywhere’

September 25, 2014 The leaves are already turning. Fall foliage color usually peaks during the first week in October, but I predict peak leaf will be early this year. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Great Camps

September 25, 2014 Although Colonial Williamsburg played a crucial role in American history, without the restoration and preservation of the Historic Area, it may have remained a footnote to history. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Tzimmes: Special treat for a sweet Rosh Hashanah

September 25, 2014 The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, began on Wednesday and ends Friday. According to our calendar it is the year 2014, but according to the Hebrew calendar it’s the beginning of the year 5775. more »»



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Governor names yogurt official NY snack

October 17, 2014 This week: 382 lbs. Last week: 385 lbs. Start (Dec. 17): 470 lbs. Total lost: 88 lbs. Andy finally did it. Not this Andy, our governor, Andrew Cuomo. more »

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