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MARTHA SEZ: Puzzling way to sharpen the brain

July 25, 2014 Crossword puzzles and other word games, according to the conventional wisdom, are salubrious for the brains of the elderly. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: A stumbling giant

July 25, 2014 The Washington Post reported recently that according to a Pew Research Center poll, the number of Americans who think the United States “stands above all other countries,” has declined from 38... more »»

LIFETALK: How to take your own advice

July 25, 2014 It’s easy to give advice, even to yourself, but hard to take i. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Sinfonietta generous with Gallagher’s harp

July 25, 2014 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s July 20 concert was mostly about the harp, Martha Gallagher’s “Orphan” harp in particular. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Following the money

July 17, 2014 If you were asked to investigate the KGB for money laundering, would you do it? Jules Kroll, founder and former chairman of the world’s largest private detective agency, Kroll Inc. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Bobsledder’s 1936 letters to wife

July 17, 2014 In February 1936, two boys from Keene Valley, Ivan Brown and Alan “Bob” Washbond, slid into Olympic history and won the gold medal for two-man bobsled at the IV Olympic Winter Games in... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Mr. Conservative no more

July 17, 2014 There is seems to be an interesting parallel between the recent primary elections in New York’s 21st Congressional District, that includes our area and in Virginia’s Seventh District. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Lake Placid Garden Club members keep busy

July 17, 2014 Tip of the Month: Slug it out Slugs are slimy and ugly. What they do to the foliage in your garden is even uglier. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Can’t take a selfie with a landline

July 17, 2014 Yesterday I was talking to Old Man Wentworth, better known for some reason as Shrew Nose, at the Keene Valley Ausable Inn. more »»

LPVAS report for June 2014

July 17, 2014 More than over 350 runs have been made to date for the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service. -About 10 members attended a recent EMS course in Albany. -Carol Kolar has given a CPR course. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Pod peas: Sweet summer delight

July 17, 2014 Midsummer is time for fresh, crisp,green pod peas — snow and snap peas. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Finger lickin' good

July 10, 2014 This year was the ninth running of the I Love BBQ & Music Festival. more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Summer the best season for bluegrass fans

July 10, 2014 It’s the busy season for bluegrass musicians and fans, traveling the festival circuit, making music and memories. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Life at the old hunting grounds

July 10, 2014 “Our house, in Lake Placid, NY., sits on the top of Signal Hill. There has never, ever been a flood in the area. To carry flood insurance would be the last thing a homeowner would think off. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Dusting off the summer reading pile

July 10, 2014 Read any good books lately? I like to keep several books going at once, like a juggler who always has a couple of objects in the air. Lately, I have been reading a new memoir by Lorraine M. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Appreciate Mirror Lake

July 10, 2014 Editor’s Note: “Looking at the Mirror” is a monthly column sponsored by the Mirror Lake Watershed Association. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Sandsational

July 3, 2014 The big questions for those connected with the Lake Placid Horse Shows are, “Was the investment in the new rings worth it?” and “Will adding a third week attract riders?” By the end of the first wee... more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: New exhibit ready for viewing

July 3, 2014 For those of you following the progress of our Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex exhibit, I’m pleased to report it is now complete and available for public viewing. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Civil disobedience

July 3, 2014 “In the early 1960s, the United States was engaged in a global struggle for the hearts and minds of newly independent nations, particularly in Africa and Asia, and images of oppression coming out of... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Helpful recipes for what ails you

July 3, 2014 Old ways are best. Or so at least we often suppose. We hearken back to an earlier time when, we believe, people lived more simply and naturally. more »»



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