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December 5, 2014 This week, we explore the history of the Olympic Region from the archives of the Lake Placid News every quarter century for the past 100 years. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!

December 5, 2014 I was watching a documentary show on television where this freight train in California went out of control and it just kept going faster and faster and the engineer was signalling “Mayday! Mayday!”... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Daikon, the Japanese radish

December 5, 2014 The Thanksgiving holiday is over, and the garden harvest is complete. One of the last vegetables we dug up before the ground was covered in white were our daikon radishe. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Thinking about Keene’s future

December 5, 2014 Once a month during the fall, winter and spring months, Keene Supervisor Bill Ferebee spends an hour or two at the Keene Valley Library talking with local residents about issues and actions before... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Mount Van Hoevenberg opened with a party

November 26, 2014 Potlucks, bonfires and $8 tickets might not be expected at ski centers, but that was the enticement to come to the Mount Van Hoevenberg Cross-Country Ski Center on Saturday, Nov. more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Bluegrass for the Next Generation

November 26, 2014 After three years, the Bluegrass for the Next Generation program at SUNY Plattsburgh continues to gain momentum, but now it’s time for this regionwide bluegrass movement to spread beyond the... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Digital Citizenship

November 26, 2014 As the world becomes ever more digitally connected, our students are spending enormous amounts of time in this online environment every day, both for school-related and personal reasons. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Literary debut

November 26, 2014 It doesn’t happen too often that an author’s literary debut, a collection of short stories, is named by National Public Radio, the Best Book of 2013, the New York Times Editor’s Choice, The New... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Didn’t you see the bologna?

November 26, 2014 Happy Thanksgiving. When November comes, we Americans like to hark back to that first Thanksgiving, with Squanto and Captain Shrimp and the gang. more »»


November 26, 2014 We can all see and feel that change is accelerating. Technological advances race forwar. more »»

EDITOR'S DESK: A sign of romance in Lake Placid

November 21, 2014 Lake Placid is in the memory-making business, and getting engaged in the Olympic Village will always be one of the highlights of my life. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Career Day for LPHS students

November 21, 2014 The Lake Placid Connecting Youth and Communities, Lake Placid Business Association and the Lake Placid School District recently teamed up to provide Lake Placid High School sophomores and juniors... more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Bialas a determined Olympic speedskater

November 20, 2014 Little did I know that when I first came across the old photograph of two speedskaters, that the skater who stood several inches below hometown hero Jack Shea would have one of the most inspiring an... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Honoring those who served

November 20, 2014 A flag has been has been flying in front of the Uihlein Mercy Center since Memorial Day in honor of my father Jack Wikoff’s military service as a member of the 10th Mountain Division in World War II... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Pity and Gratitude

November 20, 2014 Are pity or gratitude ever appropriate? Those questions have been the subjects of research, writings and lectures conducted by Pro. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Qui est le président du Canada?

November 20, 2014 Thanksgiving is upon us. Better get to the store quick or all the good cranberries will be gone. Then let us raise a glass to good old Frobisher. Frobisher? Who is Frobisher, you may ask. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving

November 20, 2014 “It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatabl... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Healing initiatives

November 13, 2014 Elisabeth Jameson is an attractive, intelligent, and articulate woman who once worked closely with former Sen. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Covering trouble spots

November 13, 2014 My first encounter with globetrotting journalist Dalton Bennett occurred two years ago while he was investigating the re-emergence of the far-right extremism in Europe, particularly in southern and... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Tell me about your kitty years, Mr. Cat

November 13, 2014 Paul Middleton said to me the other day, “You should be a cat psychiatrist.” We were at the Valley Grocery checkout counter in Keene Valley, and both of us were buying cat food. more »»



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