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ON THE SCENE: Have musicians, will travel

August 6, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta has been broadening its reach over the past several years, most recently by hosting a three-day artist-in-residency featuring a newly formed trio organized by pianist... more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: The WCTU horse fountain

August 6, 2015 It is just an ordinary black, cast-iron fountain but it has quite a story. It begins at the end of the 19th century. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Rockefeller mystique

August 6, 2015 The Adirondack Roundtable, a part of the Lake Placid Institute, serves as a forum for high-profile speakers. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Life in the wilds of New Russia, sort of

August 6, 2015 My friend Charlene has hummingbird feeders all over her yard in New Russia, New York. The other day I went over to visit her, and we sat on her front porch and watched the activity at the feeders. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: LP Sinfonietta rises to the occasion

August 6, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, dished up a healthy three-course meal of modernism, classicism, and early romanticism with pianist Navah Perlman as the main course... more »»


July 30, 2015 Nonprofits are an important part of social and economic life in the Adirondacks. more »»

LP LIBRARY NEWS: Library offers more than books

July 30, 2015 Not everyone is aware that — besides books, DVDs, ebooks and audio books — the Lake Placid Public Library also has music to loan. We have about 2,000 CDs. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The good and bad bugs of politics

July 30, 2015 What with so many politicians already campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, everyone is talking about ethics. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The nuclear deal with Iran

July 30, 2015 To assess whether the nuclear deal with Iran is “not worth the paper it’s written on,” as some of the critics of the deal assert, I turned for expert analysis to Gen. Anthony Zinni and former U.S. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Summer is time for ... fresh fruit desserts

July 30, 2015 Summer has arrived with a July scorcher — and farmers markets are full of delicious, fresh summer fruit. Strawberries are long gone and cherry season has wound down. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Surprising a guest

July 30, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, demonstrated its commitment to stay out of any creative ruts at its Sunday, July 26 concert at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Growing up a Rockefeller

July 23, 2015 Imagine growing up as a member of the Kennedys, Bushes, Roosevelts, Cuomos, or Rockefellers — last names associated with wealth, prominence and political power. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: LP Sinfonietta continues great work

July 23, 2015 The little orchestra that can did it again Sunday night, July 19. more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Bill Keith honored at Grey Fox Banjo Summit

July 23, 2015 OAK HILL — Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka and six other banjo greats honored 75-year-old Bill Keith Friday, July 17 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in what was dubbed the Keith-Style Banjo Summit. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: ‘The Hummingbird’s Cage’

July 23, 2015 As a frequent reader of Tamara Dietrich’s columns and news reports in the Daily Press, my hope has always been, when I die, my obituary will be written by her. It will be accurate, I am sure. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Spiders and the secret life of dust

July 23, 2015 I have always believed that housework is fundamentally an attempt at control, not just over the order of the immediate household, but over our life in genera. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Yoga not about postures

July 16, 2015 Yoga is a $27 billion dollar industry with designer clothes, mats, juice bars, and expensive retreat centers catering to over 20 million followers, 83 percent of whom are women. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Summer ski jumping

July 16, 2015 The snow might have melted, but the ski jumps are still in use as athletes continue to soar through the warm summer air. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Going on a wild walk

July 16, 2015 Last year, in a Lake Placid News and Virginia Gazette column, I have reported on the Wild Center, the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, in Tupper Lake. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Oh boy, you can take it with you when you go

July 16, 2015 This morning I received an email from the AfterMarket Financial Group of Scottsdale, Arizona. more »»



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