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MARTHA SEZ: Baby boomers, jellyfish and short-term memory

September 15, 2017 Now, where did I put my glasses? Fellow baby boomers: Wouldn’t it be nice to have an assistant to help with simple, everyday tasks like finding the grocery list or your other shoe, or reminding you... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Harvey dampens Olympic Car Show

September 8, 2017 Tropical Depression Harvey dropped some of its remaining rain on the Lake Placid Ski Club’s annual car show Sunday, Sept. 3, dampening the turnout but not the spirits of those attending. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Museum showcases ‘Rock of Somalia’

September 8, 2017 FORT DRUM — When troops from the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division entered Somalia in early December 1992 as a part of Operation Restore Hope, they were met with smiles. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Confessions of a reformed scrumper

September 8, 2017 When I was 16 or 17, living in Northern Ireland, my friend Penny Turner introduced me to a variety of commercially made hard ciders, some better than others. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Reflections on Charlottesville

September 8, 2017 In the wake of my column last week, “Lessons from Goebbels and Charlottesville,” I have received an avalanche of responses from readers. Some of them have been supportive, others critical. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Lots to learn at joint meeting of garden clubs

September 8, 2017 The Garden Club of Lake Placid and the Adirondack Garden Club had a joint gathering this past August. The venue was held at the Whiteface Club & Resort’s Moose Lodge Boathouse Restauran. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Re-imagining our rural downtowns in the North Country

September 1, 2017 Using the arts to help turn around a community was the topic of “The Creative Economy: Re-Imagining our Rural Downtowns,” a two-part presentation held at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake o... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Reading about Goebbels while watching Charlottesville on TV

September 1, 2017 It was sheer coincidence. I was reading a book titled, “Goebbels: Ballatine’s Illustrated History of the Violent Century,” written by Alan Wykes. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: It’s not only the rescue dogs that are the lucky ones

September 1, 2017 When we were looking for a rescue dog to adopt over a year ago, we signed up to a variety of rescue groups and had them alert us when the type of dog we were looking for was available for adoption. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Charlottesville conjures up disparity among classes

August 25, 2017 The North Country is connected with Charlottesville, Virginia, in a variety of ways, not the least of which is that a Canton woman’s grandfather created the sculpture of Robert . more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The Aug. 21 solar eclipse was a shared moment

August 25, 2017 “I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky.” (The Rolling Stones, “Paint it Black”) The eclipse of the sun Monday, Aug. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Talking about Kim Jong Un’s education in Switzerland

August 25, 2017 Is the United States and North Korea on the brink of a nuclear war? According to foreign policy experts, it depends mostly on two individuals: Donald Trump, the president of the U.S. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: My year as Rotary Club president

August 25, 2017 In February 2014, I joined the Lake Placid Rotary Club and was somewhat surprised to find myself serving as president starting a short two years late. more »»

ON THE SCENE: An airplane theory story

August 18, 2017 “If it bleeds, it leads” is a phrase often used by the media as a means of indicating placement priority for storie. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: International ‘Shark Tank’ competition

August 18, 2017 The audience at the packed Commonwealth Auditorium at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where the Student Research Shark Tank competition took place, was primed for an excitin... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s drive time; put the pedal to the metal

August 18, 2017 Nothing is as annoying as other people’s driving. Road rage probably predates the horse and buggy. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Sinfonietta ends season as music director announces departure after 2018

August 18, 2017 LAKE PLACID —The Lake Placid Sinfonietta at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Sunday, Au. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Stewart and Dana present ‘Form and Energy’ at LPCA

August 11, 2017 Ever look down into a vernal pool, maybe with a magnifying glass? It’s teaming with life. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Firefighting artifact

August 11, 2017 RAY BROOK — It’s been a fairly wet spring and summer this year, but when it gets dry for weeks at a time, the New York State Forest Rangers keep a close watch on forest fire danger in the Adirondacks. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: They’re not terrorists, Jimmy, just tourists

August 11, 2017 August in the Adirondacks. Parents from all over the United States and Canada are taking their vacations from work, packing their children into the car and swarming up North. more »»



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