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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 ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘What did you want to tell us about Martha Sez?’

Hello, welcome to Martha Sez, and thank you for participating in our survey!This brief survey will take only 2.15 minutes of your time to complete in order that we may better serve you.It is no use saying that 2.15 minutes, added to the sum of minutes you have already taken filling out all of ...

OUR HISTORY: Historic love letters

February is the "month of love" and what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by reading love letters from the early 1900s?In the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society's collection are more than 50 letters between Lake Placid native Ray Bryant and his future wife Rena Hayes.Ray was ...

ON THE SCENE: Creating a mural for Elderwood

Nature is healing, is a proposition that's backed up with more than a century of research beginning in large part by that conducted by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau with his tuberculosis patients in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Yet it was in 1972, when Dr. Roger S. Ulrich launched a ...

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Cutting hair with Lizzie Boolukos at Cumberland Head

CUMBERLAND HEAD - Elizabeth "Lizzie" Boolukos cuts hair for a living, but she's an artist at heart.Her salon - Beehive Beauty - is located in her house on Cumberland Head, a peninsula on Lake Champlain northeast of Plattsburgh. She's less than a mile from the ferry to Vermont, and the lake is ...