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MARTHA SEZ: ‘I will try to make the best of this Pig year’

Good news! It's the Year of the Pig.The Chinese Year of the Pig runs from Feb. 5, 2019 through Jan. 24, 2020. Lucky colors for this pig year are red and white.We are in the middle of the Chinese Spring Festival, the lunar New Year celebration.The 2019 Spring Festival began Feb. 5 and will end ...

WORLD FOCUS: Knowing John C. Bogle

John C. Bogle, who founded the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies and built it into a mutual fund company with $4.9 trillion in assets under its management, died Jan. 16 at the age of 89.I have interviewed him several times for the Virginia Gazette, and having been neighbors in Lake Placid, ...

ON THE SCENE: The Empire State Winter Games keep getting better

Back in 2011, New York state pulled its funding from the Empire State Games. While the Summer Games soon faded away, the Winter Games are stronger than ever as a result of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, volunteers, local governments, ...

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Upcoming Zonta events include Mardi Bra

Are you experiencing a little late-winter cabin fever and need a fun and festive night out? On Feb. 26, Desperados restaurant will host Zonta Club of the Adirondacks' annual Mardi Bra event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.All are welcome to this fun, casual, mid-winter night out for a great cause. Club ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘My aristocratic origins are still cloaked in obscurity’

Genealogy is big business. About 15 years ago, I signed up for the National Geographics Deep Ancestry genographic project. Scientists in the project use mitochondrial DNA to trace the paths prehistoric people took after leaving Africa."Why are you participating?" My friend Peg asked. "Are you ...

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Observing crows and other wildlife

A friend of mine recently sent me an article concerning the possibility that animals might be smarter than humans.This particular article was referring to dolphins, although it's always been clear to me that not only dolphins but all species of the animal kingdom share a clarity about life and ...