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MARTHA SEZ: Taking a break to plant more flowers

May 21, 2015 “Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Legend of the golem

May 21, 2015 When the Willis family endowed the “John H. Willis Jr. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Chives: The first herb of spring

May 21, 2015 The bright green, grass-like tubular leaves herald the coming of spring. One of the first perennials to pop up, they will last through the summer and past the first few fall frosts. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Following one’s passion

May 14, 2015 Two people who lived and died nearly 150 years apart were honored Saturday, May 9 at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site: abolitionist John Brown and the environmental social activist Brother... more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Puzzling bobrun photos

May 14, 2015 Attention all geographers, local history buffs and bobsled fans, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum needs your help in identifying a couple photographs in our collection. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: A tribute to David Ackerman

May 14, 2015 David Ackerman was a pioneer and leader in conservation for our greater Lake Placid Are. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Churchill and Martin Gilbert

May 14, 2015 It was coincidental, but in a way symbolic that Sir Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill’s official biographer, 78 years old, passed away on a date so close to the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s deat. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The moral of the story is ...

May 14, 2015 “We ain’t never done it that way.” In a novel my father used to love, the main character was continually being stonewalled by those words. more »»

GUEST COMMENTARY: Techno music and the human experience

May 14, 2015 While driving home to Lake Placid from Watertown recently I was listening to “On Point” on NPR during which they devoted an hour to a discussion on electronic dance music often referred to as “techno. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Volunteers making a difference

May 7, 2015 More than 500 fire departments across the state have united to seek people willing to volunteer their time to help protect the lives and property of their friends and neighbors. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Lake Placid VFD exhibit at depot

May 7, 2015 The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department has a long and storied history starting on June 22, 1905 with three — yes three — fire companies. more »»

LAKE PLACID LIBRARY NEWS: New books, knitting and voting

May 7, 2015 Spring at last! We cannot remember a year when people were more thrilled to have the ice finally depart Mirror Lake. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Gwen Ifill: A trusted news source

May 7, 2015 Gwen Ifill doesn’t talk or act like a millionaire, but she is one. According to reports, she is worth $5 million. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Mother’s Day without Mom isn’t the same

May 7, 2015 There now, see, I told you—if I waited long enough, the snow would melt. These things take time, but eventually it works out. Now I don’t have to shovel my walk. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Super encourages residents to vote on budget

May 7, 2015 On Tuesday, May 19, registered voters within the Lake Placid Central School District will have an opportunity to vote on the school district budget, and to select three representatives to the Board... more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Making way for future blooms

May 7, 2015 May’s warmer weather catapults us all into outdoor activity, mostly of the clearing debris variety. Saturday’s annual Village Clean-Up highlights this weekend. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Sunchokes and dandelions

May 7, 2015 Well the snow has finally melted! Mom has tilled the garden and plated spinach. more »»

ON THE SCENE: A horrific anniversary and a new beginning

April 30, 2015 Forty years ago this month, the Communist Khmer Rouge regime took control in Cambodia. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Watch TV ... when the moment is right

April 30, 2015 Television advertisements for pharmaceuticals are designed to appear educational and authoritative, answering questions the viewer might have about his or her ailments. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Four lives, one story

April 30, 2015 (This is the second part of a two-part series.) Leaving the shelter of the “Swedish House,” established by Raoul Wallenberg in war-torn Budapest, I was furnished with a fake I. more »»



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