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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 »»

MARTHA SEZ: Take my annoying birds ... please

June 6, 2014 Blackbirds, starlings, grackles, cowbirds. They migrate together, and their arrival is one of the earliest signs of spring in the North Country. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Running of the cows

May 29, 2014 Cows run. They also hop about, kick up their heels, and act like school kids released for their summer holiday. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Who is that old bird?

May 29, 2014 Will you still need me, will you still feed me ... We thought it would never happen, didn’t we? Not to us. When I’m 64 — ha ha! What a joke. We thought we would never be 64. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Doing good in the world

May 29, 2014 While having breakfast at the Chickahominy House on Jamestown Road, the late Bernard Rapoport enlightened his friends often about what it means “to live the American dream. more »»

LIFETALK: The walking cure

May 29, 2014 If you enjoy walking, have good intentions and are willing and able to pay attention to another person, you have a very powerful treatment for demoralization — both yours and your partners’ — in you... more »»

Blame or credit: My time at the News

May 29, 2014 (Editor’s note: This column ran in the centennial edition of the Lake Placid News in 2005.) I have to either blame or credit the Lake Placid News for starting me on a writing career. more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: Horse Show Chairman Richard Feldman

May 23, 2014 Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn spoke with Lake Placid Horse Show Association Board Chairman Richard Feldman on Friday, May 16 at the Lake Placid News office LPN: Please talk about the... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Dining about town

May 22, 2014 I had this friend, an actor, who loved to look through people’s closets and medicine cabinets. We’d moved people back in my starving artist days in New Yor. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Icelandic model

May 22, 2014 Joshua Fleitman, a junior at the College of William & Mary, in his award-winning essay published in the spring issue of the Monitor, the journal of International Studies at W&M, wrote, “In September... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Schools districts and their mind-boggling spending plans

May 22, 2014 On May 20, in school districts all across New York state, proposed school budgets were either endorsed or rejected by voter. more »»



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