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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 »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: More senior projects revealed at the Lake Placid High School

April 30, 2015 Lake Placid High School has a unique requirement for graduation. Students must take the class senior seminar. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Kids for kids at Asgaard Farm

April 23, 2015 Kids love kids; baby goats that is. Goat kids are very cute, soft to the touch and playful. They nibble on anything and everything. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Martha and the jellybean’s jelly

April 23, 2015 My steering wheel was making creaking noises. “It’s probably just a bushing,” said the owner of the garage where I take my car for service. “Oh, yes,” I agreed, nodding thoughtfully. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Four lives wrapped into one

April 23, 2015 (Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series. more »»


April 23, 2015 Don’t limit eggs to breakfast! Eggs make great protein packed dinners too! And they’re plentiful, inexpensive, versatile, quick and easy to prepar. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: The value of athletics at Lake Placid schools

April 23, 2015 As we begin our spring sports season it is time to reflect on the benefits of interscholastic athletics. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Making music with Daisy

April 16, 2015 Sunday afternoon and evening, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts was awash with over 200 children singing, dancing and playing musical instruments as part of the String Pulse Experiment, the outcom... more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: 1932 Czech Olympian was devoted to skiing

April 16, 2015 I hesitated before I opened an email from an unknown sender with the foreign name, Matej Les. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Practice, practice, practice ... reading

April 16, 2015 How do you get better at skiing? You ski more. How do you get better at piano? You play more. How do you get better at reading? You read more. Not just any boo. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Spring fever can be hazardous to your health

April 16, 2015 Now that spring has come, pretty much — I haven’t seen any snow blizzarding down for nearly a week — it is natural for North Country residents to stretch their limbs, shake off their winter torpor... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Magna Carta: a legacy of liberty

April 16, 2015 The 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta didn’t go unnoticed in America. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Uncovering family surprises in the closet

April 9, 2015 A couple weeks ago, I decided to go through my office closet and see what could be tossed. The answer was a lot. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Bad birds, bad birds, what you gonna do?

April 9, 2015 (This column is reprinted from April 1, 2004) Bad birds of New York—they’re back. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Global trends and the future

April 9, 2015 William Van Wishard poses important questions. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Club gears up for busy season

April 9, 2015 Tip of the month: Force branches for indoor color “Forcing” is a harsh word for the gentle act of bringing potential flowering branches inside to make buds open early. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Maple madness in Lake Placid

April 2, 2015 How do you like your maple syrup? Dribbled hot on snow to form candy? Over hotcakes, pancakes or waffles? Used in frosting for a cake? As a sweetener for coffee? As a sugar or honey substitute when... more »»

LAKE PLACID LIBRARY NEWS: Library hosting many programs

April 2, 2015 Despite, or maybe because of, the dreadful weather this winter, the Lake Placid Public Library has been alive these past months with people stocking up on novels, DVDs or the latest in nonfiction to... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: March: In like a lion, out like a coy dog

April 2, 2015 While riding on a train goin’ west I fell asleep for to take my rest… —Bob Dylan, “Bob Dylan’s Dream” It’s snowing. Yesterday was cold but brilliantly clear. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Not like ‘Cagney and Lacey’

April 2, 2015 Helen Kidder was the first female homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department. She and her partner, Peggy York, became the inspiration for the hugely popular TV show “Cagney and Lacey. more »»



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