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ON THE SCENE: Classical guitar music in the church

The guitar is one of the world’s most universal and versatile musical instruments. It is used to play rock, reggae, rhythm and blues, folk, jazz, classical, hip hop, and the list goes on. On Saturday evening, Sept. 17, Paraguayan guitar virtuoso Berta Rojas demonstrated the breathtaking ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Getting back to a normal life … whatever that means

May 10: 490 lbs. May 31 (surgery): 460 lbs. Sept. 20: 396 lbs. Total lost: 94 lbs. - I’ve had problems with mobility for so long, just the mention of the word “stairs” sent chills up my spine. “No! I can’t do stairs!” I’d say. But things are changing now that ...

WORLD FOCUS: He played poker with President Truman

In the wake of my recent column about historian David Mccullough and Roger Tubby, there was public demand to shed light on, how did I, a refugee from communist Czechoslovakia, become a friend and confidant of Tubby, who served as press secretary to the President Truman during the Korean War ...

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Garden Club of Lake Placid blooms again in 2022

After another beautiful white winter in our Adirondack paradise — not to mention a pandemic in the rear view — the Garden Club of Lake Placid bounced back to cultivate a full year of fun and adventure for 2022. We opened our season on April 4 with a “High Tea” meeting at the Mirror ...

AUSABLE WATER WISE: Relationship between fall colors and rain

Currently, much of the northeastern United States is in a drought. As I write this piece on Sept. 12, Lake Placid and all of Essex County recently entered level D0 “Abnormally Dry” on the U.S. drought monitor. Even without turning to this drought report, you can tell it’s been a dry ...