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HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago

Lake Placid royalty - A crowd of 2,200 people filled all available seats in the arena Friday night to witness the annual crowning of king and queen of winter. Lowell Thomas, author and traveler and news voice of the air was invested with the regal robes and title of King Tahawus. Mrs. ...

ON THE SCENE: Keene historical society launches lecture series

Beginning on Jan. 14, the Town of Keene Historical Society is launching a series of four presentations drawing from the town’s archives — the John T. Loomis Collection — all held at the Keene Valley Library on Sundays at 2 p.m. As both the Lake Placid-North Elba and Wilmington ...

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY: Ed Op Fund helps kids with reading

Youngsters become readers of books in assorted ways and at different rates, and a major goal of the Educational Opportunity Fund has been to foster stronger connections with written words through a variety of partnerships. Books are a worthy alternative to the ever-present “screens” that ...

For the love of mountain air

Though I did not grow up in the Adirondacks, I generally tell people as much. Really, I grew up just southwest of Albany, in a small, less-than-industrious suburban sprawl called Delmar. To me, that place was never the home that I held close to my heart, nor was it where I preferred to ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 80 years ago

Victor Herbert book - A unique book of songs for children, written by Victor Herbert while a resident of Lake Placid, has just been published by the McGraw-Hill book company. The songs were selected and edited by the composer’s daughter, Ella Herbert Bartlett, while at her Lake Placid ...