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July 3, 2014 Whether you call them cookouts, picnics, or outdoor barbecues, summer is the time to cook and eat outdoors. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Town celebrates biking in the mountains with festival

June 26, 2014 The Wilmington Whiteface 100K is like no other qualifier for the annual Leadville Mountain Bike race, one of the toughest mountain bike endurance races, and indeed the big race itself. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Clip & save — graduation advice

June 26, 2014 Attention, graduating seniors! Clip and save this column. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: William & Mary and the Peace Corps

June 26, 2014 On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, issued an executive order establishing the Peace Corps, as a volunteer program run by the United States government. more »»

LIFETALK: Shoo, fly, don’t bother me

June 26, 2014 As I write this, I can feel an itchy lump on my head just above the back of my neck the size of a golf ball, the legacy of a blackfly. I am not alone. more »»

Doctor solves mysterious ailment

June 20, 2014 It was bound to happen to me, sooner or later. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Damp duck day delights

June 19, 2014 Here’s the scene: 1,200 bright yellow rubber ducks dove over the Mill Pond Dam Saturday, June 14 and came straight at Ernie Stretton in a rush. The former school superintendent did not flinc. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Winter Olympic fashions

June 19, 2014 From the first Olympic Games held in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C., athletes’ attire has been recorded. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Remembering Maya Angelou

June 19, 2014 Maya Angelou, the multi-talented, internationally acclaimed writer, performance artist, actress, historian and civil rights activist, died at the age of 86. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Raise a glass to ‘something else’

June 19, 2014 Happy New Year! You may think this greeting is six months late, or six months early, but for reasons of my own I have decided to restart 2014. On New Year’s Eve I had a “suspicious” mammogram. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Pesky garden weed or nutritious herbal tonic?

June 19, 2014 Among the asparagus, arugula, lettuce, spinach, chives, radishes and scallions in our garden this spring, we also harvested lots of chickweed. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Two iconic Adirondack personalities

June 12, 2014 The Adirondack History Center Museum in Elizabethtown is honoring, with exhibits, two icons of the Adirondacks, each having made a significant and very personal impact on the lives of many others:... more »»

‘Wizard’ conjures fond memories of movie cast

June 12, 2014 First released in 1939, “The Wizard of Oz” remains one of the most captivating movies of all time, despite the scary presence of the Wicked Witch of the West. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Bad vs. evil

June 12, 2014 The knowledge of good and bad is different from the knowledge of Good and Evil. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Battle pests the safe way

June 12, 2014 (Editor’s Note: “Looking at the Mirror” is a monthly column produced by the Mirror Lake Watershed Association. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Soccer on her mind

June 12, 2014 “My plan for the future is to be an Olympic gold medalist,” Ava Veith said in an interview with the Lake Placid News and The Virginia Gazette. “That is my dream and my goal. more »»


June 12, 2014 Tip of the Month Ever think about eating weeds? How about dandelion greens? Did you know they are high in Vitamin A, C, B Complex and many trace minerals? They contain more protein than spinac. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Helping to clean Keene

June 6, 2014 On Saturday, May 31, the town of Keene held its first Clean Keene Day. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Historian shares local beginnings

June 6, 2014 The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society wanted to send out a huge welcome to all our summer visitors and guests. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Threads of feeling

June 6, 2014 Nancy Schoenberger is a professor of English at the College of William & Mary specializing in creative and nonfiction writing, such as poetry, biography and journalism. more »»



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