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MARTHA SEZ: The leaves have fallen and the clock is ticking

October 18, 2013 Columbus Day weekend is upon is, just a little too late, as usual, for peak leaf color. more »»


October 18, 2013 During my decades of punditry at the Weekender, the Lake Placid News and The Virginia Gazette, I have written more than 2,000 column. more »»

ON THESCENE: Picasso bucks

October 15, 2013 “Picasso bucks?” said Chris Irwin. “Picasso bolts,” said his owner Emmy Pavelka. “Whenever anyone tries to get on to ride him, he bolts. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The vastness of space, and of the world of data

October 15, 2013 The Internet certainly is a wonder. It used to be, when I wanted to research a subject, I would have to go to a university library. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The year 1848

October 15, 2013 Chadia Mansour, of Tunisia, who taught Arabic at the College of William & Mary, recalled that on Jan. 13. 2011. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Bar hopping for history

September 24, 2013 “I suspect that you have had the experience of going from bar to bar before and I know I have seen Sue at a couple different establishments in a given evening,” I said to Glen Cameron as he, his wif... more »»

OLYMPIC MUSEUM: The Olympics and art

September 24, 2013 When you hear the word Olympic, what do you think? Recently at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum we surveyed our visitors and asked them that question. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: What not to wear post Labor Day

September 24, 2013 All right, everybody, put away your white shoes. Labor Day is ove. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The most influential women

September 24, 2013 The highly respected National Journal has recently named Denise Feriozzi, a graduate of the College of William and Mary, one of the 25 most influential women in America, under the age of 35. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Ainana’s great adventure

September 4, 2013 One of the lesser-known cultural jewels of our region is the Lake Placid School of Ballet. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s from a book whose title is way too long

September 4, 2013 The more I hear about all of the new, improved ways to preserve and prepare the food we eat, as well as the cosmetics and toiletries we use on our bodies, the more nostalgic I grow for the good old... more »»

It’s Our History: History is H.I.P.

September 4, 2013 History is fun! History is cool! History is H.I.P.! OK, well, maybe that last one is a stretch. But for this summer’s group of nine local youth, a week spent at History in Progress (H.I.P. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Surveillance qualms

September 4, 2013 A good part of my life was spent living under Nazi and Communist dictatorships. Thus, no wonder that I am hypersensitive to any threat that would endanger the civil liberties of American citizens. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Renewing the ‘Two Row Wampum’

August 30, 2013 “We need a global solution. We need to set aside our differences. Our leaders are not paying attention. Washington is filled with millionaires. What the hell do they care? They are out of touch. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Where has the summer gone?

August 30, 2013 Lord Rameses of Egypt sighed Because a summer evening passed; And little Ariadne cried That summer fancy fell at last To dust; and young Verona died When beauty's hour was overcast. more »»

OLYMPIC MUSEUM: Passenger rides ... speeding through history

August 30, 2013 SUSANNA FOUT One of the most exhilarating activities one can participate in this summer is undoubtedly the Bobsled Experience at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Romanov dynasty

August 30, 2013 It seems that once your name becomes known on the Internet, strange things happen. Apparently, as a result of having excerpts from my Lake Placid News and Virginia Gazette columns that deal with . more »»

ON THE SCENE: Planning for the neighbors

August 30, 2013 Larry and Nancy Masters want to hold a block party for their neighbors – for the creepy, crawly, fuzzy, slimy, flapping, humming, tweeting, buzzing, and screeching kind. more »»

OLYMPIC MUSEUM: A brief history of a long affair

July 19, 2013 Those of us who call Lake Placid home are surely aware of our town’s long standing relationship with figure skating. more »»

NAJ: Museum: mystery lovers wanted

July 19, 2013 “The outcome was a little surprising,” said Marty Kirschenbaum, who had come to the Lake Placid North Elba Historical Museum to have an object appraised by Ted Comstock during their Heritage Day... more »»



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