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BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Summer the best season for bluegrass fans

July 10, 2014 It’s the busy season for bluegrass musicians and fans, traveling the festival circuit, making music and memories. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Life at the old hunting grounds

July 10, 2014 “Our house, in Lake Placid, NY., sits on the top of Signal Hill. There has never, ever been a flood in the area. To carry flood insurance would be the last thing a homeowner would think off. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Dusting off the summer reading pile

July 10, 2014 Read any good books lately? I like to keep several books going at once, like a juggler who always has a couple of objects in the air. Lately, I have been reading a new memoir by Lorraine M. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Appreciate Mirror Lake

July 10, 2014 Editor’s Note: “Looking at the Mirror” is a monthly column sponsored by the Mirror Lake Watershed Association. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Sandsational

July 3, 2014 The big questions for those connected with the Lake Placid Horse Shows are, “Was the investment in the new rings worth it?” and “Will adding a third week attract riders?” By the end of the first wee... more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: New exhibit ready for viewing

July 3, 2014 For those of you following the progress of our Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex exhibit, I’m pleased to report it is now complete and available for public viewing. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Civil disobedience

July 3, 2014 “In the early 1960s, the United States was engaged in a global struggle for the hearts and minds of newly independent nations, particularly in Africa and Asia, and images of oppression coming out of... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Helpful recipes for what ails you

July 3, 2014 Old ways are best. Or so at least we often suppose. We hearken back to an earlier time when, we believe, people lived more simply and naturally. more »»


July 3, 2014 Whether you call them cookouts, picnics, or outdoor barbecues, summer is the time to cook and eat outdoors. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Town celebrates biking in the mountains with festival

June 26, 2014 The Wilmington Whiteface 100K is like no other qualifier for the annual Leadville Mountain Bike race, one of the toughest mountain bike endurance races, and indeed the big race itself. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Clip & save — graduation advice

June 26, 2014 Attention, graduating seniors! Clip and save this column. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: William & Mary and the Peace Corps

June 26, 2014 On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, issued an executive order establishing the Peace Corps, as a volunteer program run by the United States government. more »»

LIFETALK: Shoo, fly, don’t bother me

June 26, 2014 As I write this, I can feel an itchy lump on my head just above the back of my neck the size of a golf ball, the legacy of a blackfly. I am not alone. more »»

Doctor solves mysterious ailment

June 20, 2014 It was bound to happen to me, sooner or later. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Damp duck day delights

June 19, 2014 Here’s the scene: 1,200 bright yellow rubber ducks dove over the Mill Pond Dam Saturday, June 14 and came straight at Ernie Stretton in a rush. The former school superintendent did not flinc. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Winter Olympic fashions

June 19, 2014 From the first Olympic Games held in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C., athletes’ attire has been recorded. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Remembering Maya Angelou

June 19, 2014 Maya Angelou, the multi-talented, internationally acclaimed writer, performance artist, actress, historian and civil rights activist, died at the age of 86. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Raise a glass to ‘something else’

June 19, 2014 Happy New Year! You may think this greeting is six months late, or six months early, but for reasons of my own I have decided to restart 2014. On New Year’s Eve I had a “suspicious” mammogram. more »»

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 »»



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