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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 »»

MARTHA SEZ: Summer: it really bugs me

July 19, 2013 Summer is here: I just saw my first earwig of the season. How adorable! It was on my kitchen sink. The earwigs are swarming up out of their underground lairs. They needn't bother on my accoun. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The printed word

July 19, 2013 Significantly, in an age of instant communications and the deluge of news as well as commentary available online, the printed word appearing in reputable newspapers or magazines remains the “coin of... more »»

ON THE SCENE: A slice of the I Love BBQ Festival

July 12, 2013 “When you come to an event like the Lake Placid barbecue the teams are cooking for the contest. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: A chip off the ol’ block

July 12, 2013 Up until this morning, I thought I had a new pet, a new little friend, named Chip. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: What is going on?

July 12, 2013 “What in the world is going on? That’s a question I began asking myself in the late 1950s and early’60s. more »»

It’s Our History: Antique appraisal: What is this anyway? And is it worth anything?

July 12, 2013 We’ve all heard of Antiques Roadshow, that PBS production in which regular people bring in their vases, paintings, tea sets and other odds and ends to find out some provenance (where something came... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Reining in the rain, and off to a great start

July 12, 2013 “I’ve got to be in the rain with them. We have had no complaints. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Volunteers making a difference

June 3, 2013 Volunteers are the backbone of any community. more »»



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