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MARTHA SEZ: Seedy politics and germination

February 26, 2015 Every February I start seedlings on the windowsills because I can’t wait for spring. This year I decided I should have a grow light. Now people will think I’m growing marijuana. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: An unvarnished view of Mexico

February 26, 2015 George Grayson, Class of 1938 Professor of Government Emeritus at the College of William & Mary, and one of our country’s most distinguished experts on Mexico, doesn’t need to mark his student’s the... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Ainana’s big adventure

February 19, 2015 A year and a half ago, my goddaughter Ainana Guryeva came to Lake Placid for a month, spending two weeks attending the Lake Placid School of Ballet. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Goodbye Year of the Horse, hello Year of the Goat

February 19, 2015 All right, everyone, beginning Feb. 19, we’re in the Chinese Year of the Goat. We are now leaving the Year of the Horse. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: More Lake Placid High School senior projects

February 19, 2015 Lake Placid High School has a unique requirement for graduation. Students must take the class senior seminar. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Celebrating Olympic flower power

February 19, 2015 In 1980, Linda Fratianne’s smile was captured as she stood in front of a backdrop of flowers while holding an intricately designed bouque. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Theory & practice

February 19, 2015 “What role, if any, the academy has played, or should play in shaping American foreign policy? What ideas from the Ivory Tower have made it to the halls of the White House, the Pentagon, the State... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Aging one step at a time at Will Rogers

February 12, 2015 Saranac Village at Will Rogers is quite grand and clearly designed to accommodate Broadway and Hollywood performers as it once did. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Happy corporate holiday, everyone

February 12, 2015 Happy Valentine’s Day! If I were on Facebook, and I could figure out how to do it, I would plaster the page with little pink and red heart emoticons right now. more »»

Insider’s view of the 1980 games

February 12, 2015 The bright light of sports history shined down on Lake Placid 35 years ago at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in 1980 and that light never went out. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Frozen fun on Mirror Lake

February 12, 2015 This time of year, it can be hard to get outside, especially when temperatures dip below zero. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Bitter tears

February 12, 2015 Britain and much of the world recently marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. more »»


February 12, 2015 This week, we explore the history of the Olympic Region from the archives of the Lake Placid News ( 35 years ago — Fe. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: For Valentine’s Day, drink your chocolate

February 12, 2015 This Saturday is Valentine’s Day! But it’s also the day of the Winter Carnival Parade — and it promises to be a cold one! So my suggestion is: drink you chocolate — hot! Global warming aside, it ha... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Aging one step at a time, Neighborhood House

February 5, 2015 During my annual physical, Doc Josh often says to me that getting older isn’t for the faint of heart. As one ages, one has to make all manner of adjustments that one rarely considers when young. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Defending the devil

February 5, 2015 Peter Robinson is an American criminal defense lawyer, a former federal prosecutor who has become a much sought after and celebrated defense counsel to top-level war criminals facing charges at the... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: A G-rated look at the letter X

February 5, 2015 X: the 24th and the most elusive, most mysterious letter of the alphabet! Oh, sure, A is number one, but so dreadfully commonplace. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid Elementary School Counseling Program

February 5, 2015 I am often asked about my role as a school counselor, and appreciate the invitation to share my enthusiasm for my work. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Visioning a future for a Keene Valley church

January 29, 2015 Officials at the Keene Valley Congregational Church have a big decision to make that will impact their mission and finances for decades to come, and that is, what to do with the manse. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: He Zhenliang and the 1980 Winter Olympics

January 29, 2015 The passing of He Zhenliang in Beijing at age 85 may have gone unnoticed in most parts of the world, except that he was an individual who is credited with bringing back 1 billion people into the fol... more »»



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