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ON THE SCENE: New Scotts Cobble Nordic Center a hit with youth

Back in 1937, the North Elba Town Board, under the leadership of Willis Wells, and the Lake Placid Ski Club, led by William Hovey, decided to create a ski center at Scotts Cobble, a small hill adjacent what is now the Craig Wood Golf Course. The goal was to strengthen Lake Placid’s growing ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘What, me worry?’

What do you worry about? 1. The Russians 2. The Chinese 3. Republicans 4. Mortality 5. Plastic 6. Possible Neanderthal ancestry 7. Laundry not smelling fresh enough 8. Everlasting perdition 9. Democrats 10. Probable Neanderthal ancestry 11. Brain fog ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 48 years ago

Silent world of sports - Thirteen groups of strikingly costumed athletes, each parading behind their national flag, marched with pride onto the ice sheet of the Olympic Arena. This parade of nations Monday was the opening ceremony of the VIII World Winter Games for the Deaf, which will run ...

ON THE SCENE: How do we increase diversity in winter sports?

There is not a lot of cultural diversity in winter sports other than by teams representing such countries as Brazil, China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. Certainty not in the U.S. or most Western teams. Slowly, that is changing, at least in some areas, such as bobsledding. USA Bobsled ...

First day of FISU games was a busy one for this reporter

As I write this column during the first weekend of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, the event is off to a really great start. My first day on Thursday, Jan. 12, was really action-packed. As a school, Lake Placid got to be part of the torch relay, and I also ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Mere cat food is hardly what Jupiter has in mind’

At this moment, Jupiter, the black and white tuxedo cat, is marching around the kitchen complaining vociferously. It is still early; he has just been fed his breakfast. I, on the other hand, haven’t even had my coffee yet. Yes, he has been fed, but not up to his own exacting standards. ...