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OLYMPIC HISTORY: Summer ski jumping

July 16, 2015 The snow might have melted, but the ski jumps are still in use as athletes continue to soar through the warm summer air. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Going on a wild walk

July 16, 2015 Last year, in a Lake Placid News and Virginia Gazette column, I have reported on the Wild Center, the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, in Tupper Lake. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Oh boy, you can take it with you when you go

July 16, 2015 This morning I received an email from the AfterMarket Financial Group of Scottsdale, Arizona. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Summer’s super fruit: tart cherries

July 16, 2015 Cherry blossoms herald the coming of spring, but cherries announce that summer is in full bloom. Known in western Asia since prehistoric times, cherries spread to Europe with the Roman Empire. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Sinfonietta concerts begin in earnest

July 9, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, opened its summer concert season Sunday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with music of Bach, Handel, Sibelius and Finzi. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Walking one's talk

July 9, 2015 Locally, Julian Reiss is perhaps best remembered for creating Santa’s Workshop, the first and longest continually operating theme park in the United States, but there was far, far more to the man... more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Festival season is in full swing

July 9, 2015 In the South, bluegrass festival season begins a lot earlier than it does in the Northeast, but now that summer is here, local fans are traveling around the country to see their favorite bands. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Good news in your future, TRUST ME

July 9, 2015 OK, I’d like your take on this. I just received the following message from a stranger, Adrian Ross Duncan, whose ad for a free astrology reading I found on Facebook. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Turning the world into a classroom

July 9, 2015 I asked Susan Bowe, the Travel Program Manager at William & Mary Alumni Association, what makes W&M’s travel program so specia. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Plants are not our children or pets

July 9, 2015 Future events for the Garden Club include a Triangle Garden session and an early lunch and outing at the Adirondack Cafe in Keene followed by a visit to the gardens there. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Mirror Lake Clean-up Day is set for July 12

July 9, 2015 Independence Day really got the locals and tourists out on the beach and into Mirror Lake this past weekend! A huge part of the holiday is spending time outside, grilling and having fun. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Holding up half the sky

July 2, 2015 Much attention of late has been garnered by a U.S. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Dinosaur food and whispers in the dark

July 2, 2015 I just went to see “Jurassic World 3-D” at a movie theater in the Plattsburgh mall. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Thoughts on the manhunt

July 2, 2015 No doubt, movie screen writers are already at work to fashion the brazen escape of prisoners Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 35, two convicted killers, from the Clinton Correctional Facility in... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Great salads for a Fourth of July picnic

July 2, 2015 School’s over. Summer has begun in the Adirondacks, and Independence Day is almost here. The holiday weekend means out-of-town guests for many, picnics and barbecues for most. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Fighting fire through the decades

June 26, 2015 Fire departments and the men and women who serve them get recognition from the families of whose homes and lives they have saved, by their comrades at state and regional conventions and events,... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: My cousin, the maverick gardener

June 26, 2015 My cousin Melinda is in big trouble with the town of Ann Arbor, Michigan—and just wait until you find out why. Ann Arbor! Hotbed of radical politics, liberal bastion, intellectual haven. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Colin Campbell leads a life of purpose

June 26, 2015 By all indication, Colin Campbell, retired president and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and chairman emeritus of its board of trustees, was never in need to partake in a Taoist retreat... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Northwood reunion

June 18, 2015 Class reunions for schools with large graduating classes are usually organized by year. more »»

LAKE PLACID LIBRARY NEWS: Every hero has a story

June 18, 2015 There are real live superheroes everywhere, maybe not running about in capes and leaping buildings on Main Street, but they do exist and they all have stories to tel. more »»



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