ON THE SCENE: Keene Valley church takes a sabbatical


This fall, both the Rev. John Sampson and the congregation of the Keene Valley Congregational Church are on sabbatical. For Rev. Sampson, his sabbatical includes studying Plato at Westminster College, Cambridge University in England, and taking in such experiences as participating in a ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Overwhelmed as I am, I love Christmas’


“Christmas is a coming, and it’s a jumping. Boy, it won’t be long.” (Leadbelly, 1945) - Thanksgiving is over. It was wonderful. But Thanksgiving is not simply some big feast out in the middle of nowhere. No, Thanksgiving is the gateway to the Christmas season. Oh yes, ...

WORLD FOCUS: Remembering the 1972 World University Games in Lake Placid


According to news reports, the Historic Triangle Recreational Facilities Authority has recently voted unanimously to negotiate an interim agreement with WEB General Contractors of Chesapeake, the company that built Virginia Beach’s new $68 million indoor sports complex that opened in October ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 85 years ago


Escape from the lake - A door which had burst open after impact with a boulder was probably responsible Wednesday night for saving the lives of Marion and Charles Estes of Keene, whose car left the road and turned turtle in Cascade Lake shortly before six o’clock. Miss Estes, a ...

Wilmington church dedicates Polly Lewis Sanford’s 1832 hymnal


In 2009, when the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church — founded in 1834 — began to celebrate its 175th anniversary, it was decided that I, as the church historian, would deliver monthly “history moments” throughout the year to highlight various aspects of the church’s ...

Students get big savings with online newspaper subscriptions


Looking for a unique Christmas gift for a local student? The Lake Placid News and Adirondack Daily Enterprise are now giving students a big break on digital subscriptions. For only $5 a month, they can get access to our websites during the school year. The Student Newspaper Subscription ...