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GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Garden Club of Lake Placid grows again

Although it certainly looks like winter outside and everything appears dormant, it is not so under all that white stuff. The soil, together with roots from our trees, shrubs and flowers, are beginning to stretch and plan a rebirth.The same is true of the Garden Club of Lake Placid. Officers and ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Rediscovering keys to my success

During a weight-loss journey, there’s no better feeling than stepping on a scale and finding that you’ve lost weight — whether it’s for a day, a week or a month. It’s a high that lifts my spirits. Then the goal becomes repeat, repeat, repeat. My question this year, however, is how, ...

ON THE SCENE: Broadway Belts for cancer

Ever attend a Broadway production and been wowed by a singer who can rattle the rafters? That big voice is called "belting" out a song. A good Broadway belter can give people sitting up in the nosebleed seats goosebumps. A classic belter was Ethel Merman, who paved the road for singers who ...

WORLD FOCUS: Great Camps of the Adirondacks

Dr. Howard Kirschenbaum wears many hats. But foremost, he is an educator.He is professor emeritus and former chair at the Warner School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester, and an expert on educational psychology. But he also won the New York State Preservation League's ...

MARTHA SEZ: Of octopi and exploration

My friend of 50 years, Claywood, and I have been speaking on the phone for hours, "skirting the edges of dark humor," as he put it. Claywood is no stranger to paradox, alternate realities, parallel universes or indecision. Never have I met someone so unremittingly of two minds on every ...

ON THE SCENE: Valley Gro reopens in Keene Valley

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Valley Grocery - "Valley Gro" to the Keene community - reopened its doors, 11 months and a day after a fire consumed and destroyed the store that had been serving local and seasonal residents for decades. Owner Carol Hall Reed embraced each person in line waiting to ...