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ON THE SCENE: Paul Taylor Dance Company reconnects with Placid

July 6, 2017 Forty years ago, the Paul Taylor Dance Company was wrapping up its fourth summer residency in Lake Placid wherein one of the leading choreographers of modern dance developed new repertoire in the... more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Roadside attraction

July 6, 2017 ROTTERDAM — Anyone growing up in New York in the 1950s, ’60s or ’70s may remember the fiberglass figures advertising popular theme parks throughout the state, especially at resort communities in the... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: From Taft to Trump

July 6, 2017 After attending a presentation by professor Nicole Hemmer at the New School in New York City, Mara Jayne Miller, one of the founders and board member of the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Follow these tips for ‘camping out’

July 6, 2017 Here in Keene Valley, the Ausable Club has staged its annual Independence Day fireworks display. Summer has begun. During the late 19th century, Beede’s Hotel in St. more »»

ON THE SCENE: 50th high school reunion times 2

June 29, 2017 Area high school graduations and reunions were held the weekend of June 24, which had me jumping back and forth between my 50th at Northwood and the 50th for the classmates that I went to school wit... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Admire the fortitude of our wild animals

June 29, 2017 What is so rare as a day in June? Really, it doesn’t get any better than this, which is a good thing to remember when we are on the verge of complaining about the rain or the heat or the humidity o... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: NASA’s Hall of Honor

June 29, 2017 In 1958, President Dwight D. more »»

OU ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Lamenting my cat, the coyote

June 29, 2017 When I named the new kitty Gideon, after an angel, I should have known that his destiny was already spiraling into another dimensio. more »»

Dam Duck Race raises $12,000+ for Rotary Club

June 29, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A sure sign that it’s Father’s Day weekend  in Lake Placid: Yellow rubber ducks are pouring over the Mill Pond dam in the Chubb River. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Is now the time for an electric car?

June 22, 2017 Pete and Amy Nelson of Keene feel that now’s the time for Adirondackers to own and drive an electric car. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The ultimate deal

June 22, 2017 According to numerous foreign policy experts, one of the main reasons for President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank was to open a new pathway to a peace... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Smell ya now, smell ya later

June 22, 2017 Smells evoke memories, more than our other senses do. The way we react to them is primitive and very specific. We don’t have words for smells; we label each one according to its individual source. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary member reflects on retirement

June 22, 2017 When I tendered my retirement date on July 1, 2015, for retirement on July 1, 2016, as the CEO of Adirondack Health, I wasn’t really thinking about what to do after that date. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Luthier rescues boom log from lake

June 15, 2017 BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — A guitar maker in Essex County uses the sunken logs he finds at the bottom of Schroon Lake to make his one-of-a-kind instrument. more »»

Community was great to visiting relative

June 15, 2017 Thanks, Lake Placid, for help during my senior project, “Fresh Start,” and here’s an update. I arrived to attend seventh grade to live with my Uncle Mike. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Celebrating and nurturing local writers

June 15, 2017 One of the tougher ways to make a living is as a writer, especially those who write fiction, nonfiction and most especially poetry. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Smile School and other oddities

June 15, 2017 My editor at the Virginia Gazette received an email recently from Signe Veje Hansen, a Danish documentary filmmaker. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Village entrances freshened up

June 15, 2017 Many residents can be found tending their lawns and gardens. The Garden Club of Lake Placid is busy as well, helping clean up and clear out. more »»

ON THE SCENE: A time for joys and sorrows

June 8, 2017 This past weekend on a business trip to San Diego, I stopped en route in Los Angeles to catch up with my brother Gerret and his family. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Prentis Award winners named

June 8, 2017 The College of William and Mary could not have chosen more fitting recipients for its 2017 Prentis Award than Tom and Mary Ellen Power. more »»



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