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OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: For the sake of our shared humanity

My friend Judy and I were having lunch together the other day and as all our lunches go the conversation launched into ways we could help solve the problems of the world. Our present topic was about the possible removal of the grizzly bear from the threatened species list. Her contribution to ...

ON THE SCENE: Cleaning up the AuSable River watershed

The health of the AuSable River watershed is vital to the economic, physical and emotional well-being of all who live within it. Imagine if the waters of Lake Placid, Mirror Lake, the Cascade and AuSable lakes, the Chubb and AuSable rivers and their tributaries were too polluted to swim in, ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘What did we call it in English class? A leap of faith?’

Oh no! It’s starting to rain. In a minute I absolutely have to go bring everything in off the porch, where I draped some wet blouses over the backs of three Adirondack chairs to dry. Well, the sun was out then. They may be dry by now. My friend Charlotte came over this morning and dragged ...

LIBRARY NEWS: Library sees visitation spike for eclipse

During the past few weeks, we have been enjoying wonderful spring weather. With the end of spring break and, of course, the solar eclipse behind us, the library is planning exciting events for the coming summer. On Monday, April 8, many visitors came to enjoy the beautiful view of Mirror ...

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Every day is Earth Day at Mirror Lake in Lake Placid

Another Earth Day has come and gone, but for the Mirror Lake Watershed Association, the goals of Earth Day mirror our goals. Of course, for it to create effective change, Earth Day needs to be a way of life, not a brief celebration once a year. Likewise, the MLWA remains vigilant in its ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 95 years ago

Olympic bobsled - Determined to have the first entry in the Olympics, to be held here, and equally determined to have this sled an Adirondack product, five local men are now hard at work on plans for the five-man bob. These men are J. Hubert Stevens, Frank S. Leonard, J. Vernon Lamb, ...