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Opinion

Enjoy the Holiday Village Stroll, even without the snow

Editorials

Snow lining the trees and shops along Main Street would be a plus this weekend for the 7th Annual Holiday Village Stroll in Lake Placid, New York, but we'll just have to do without it this year during the Jingle Bell Run around Mirror Lake and the tree-lighting ceremony at Mid's Park.It gets us ...

ON THE SCENE: Thanksgiving in the Valley

Columns

On Thursday morning, as she has done for the past 20 Thanksgivings, Lola Porter got up at 5 a.m., went to the Keene Valley firehouse, and cooked breakfast for members of her community, this year 109 strong.On one hand, cooking breakfast for lots of people is nothing new for Porter as she ...

WORLD FOCUS: The death of a scholar

Columns

Dr. James Bill, the founding director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary, passed away last week after a long and valiant struggle with Parkinson's disease.He was a friend of mine for almost three decades. Paraphrasing Mark ...

IT’S OUR HISTORY: The history of ‘Toyland’

Columns

Amid the many yuletide festivities that take place, there are any number of concerts, plays and gatherings filled with holiday music and performances.Whether you find yourself at one of these events or hear music being piped in through shop speakers, there are several seasonal standards that we ...

MARTHA SEZ: Sentimentally yours, Martha

Columns

Dark enough for you? And we haven't even gotten to the winter solstice yet. The precise arrival of the winter solstice will be Dec. 21, at two minutes before midnight. Pretty random, right? I thought so too.You would not believe how long I deliberated over whether to use the word gotten in the ...

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Ancient civilizations and ‘Divergent’

Columns

"There's no place like Rome." "Move to the Mongol Empire and sleep easy." "Get the Qin in your life." These are just a few of the catch phrases developed by Lake Placid High School students in Mrs. Duggan's Global 9 and Mrs. Merrihew's English 9 classes for their recent project.LPHS ninth ...

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Dec. 3 was Apple Pie Day

Columns

"Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness."- Jane AustenYou've probably heard the phrase "As American as apple pie" but what does it really mean? And who declared Dec. 3 as National Apple Pie Day?Several websites, including the Examiner newspaper, a blog on CNN and ...

USA Luge needs to see you at the FIL Luge World Cup this week

Editorials

It's time to show our support for our athletes on the USA Luge team this weekend by attending the FIL Luge World Cup on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg.This is the second Viessmann World Cup of the season, and Lake Placid is honored to ...

GUEST COMMENTARY: Once strangers, now family

Letters to the Editor

Your eye, my scar,you and I have both have seen with the same eye.You were a one-of-a-kind guy,and I'm a forever grateful girlto give me your organ to be able to see,you'll always be a part of me.My sophomore year of high school was supposed to be very different than what was literally right ...

ON THE SCENE: Shipman Center says, ‘Thanks for giving, LPCS’

Columns

For the last half dozen years, the Shipman Youth Center has hosted a "Thanks for Giving" dinner to honor individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of local children. On Thursday, Nov. 19, they honored the staff of the Lake Placid Central School District: the ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘What do you say?’

Columns

One of the first things parents teach their children to say is thank you. Often, a small child gets mixed up, and says something else instead, like please or bye bye, but eventually he or she gets it down.I was taught to say my prayers at night. I can remember praying, sometimes kneeling beside ...

WORLD FOCUS: Tribute in 500 newspapers

Columns

"I've been digesting a lot of truth myself the past couple of years, thanks to the tenaciously brilliant William 'Van' Dusen Wishard, a retired trend analyst, global thinker and author of 'Between Two Ages: The 21st Century and the Crisis of Meaning' who began writing and sending me materials ...

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Heroes and legends

Columns

This year, at LPES, students will be learning about all sorts of heroes and legends. The "special" area teachers chose the theme, and students will be learning about music, art, sports, and cultural heroes and legends.The kick-off event, an-all school photo, had the students arranged on the ...

A time for thanks at the LPVAS

Letters to the Editor

At Thanksgiving time, the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service would like to thank people in the community who have helped the us during 2015.Most of all, we'd like to thank those who have financially supported the service thru donations, bequests and grants.Special recognition with thanks ...

LAKE PLACID DIET: Recreation paths important to communities

Columns

This week: 422 Sept. 15: 420 Difference: +2 --- There it sits, a mass of rust-colored steel and black asphalt, hovering above the East Branch of the AuSable River, connecting the Gristmill Road with the Hull’s Falls Road in the tiny hamlet of Keene. Yet the Walton Bridge, as I’ve ...

Live for the moment this Thanksgiving Day

Editorials

We don't know what the future will bring, but we do know we are thankful for many things.As we head into the unknown - a presidential election in 2016 and an international fight against the ISIS terrorist threat from the Middle East - we wonder what the next 12 months will bring to our nation, ...

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Ski soldiers

Columns

Having just honored those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day, staff recently located several photographs in our collection documenting the 26th U.S. Infantry Ski Troop when they trained in Lake Placid in 1941.Veterans Day has passed, but there's no reason why we can't ...

WORLD FOCUS: Healing the wounds of war

Columns

"Establishing Bridging Boundaries International in 2003 and building connections with many wonderful people was one of the best decisions of my life," said Carol Negus-Rosenfeld.She is the founder/president of Bridging Boundaries International, an organization whose mission is "To build bridges ...

MARTHA SEZ: It’s Christmas! There, I said it.

Columns

Thanksgiving is upon us, and most of us have sorted out where we'll go and what kind of menu we will be dining from. But Thanksgiving is not just some random feast out in the middle of nowhere.No, Thanksgiving is, of course, the gateway to the Christmas Season, which many people prefer to call ...