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Opinion

ON THE SCENE: Growing up a Rockefeller

Columns

Imagine growing up as a member of the Kennedys, Bushes, Roosevelts, Cuomos, or Rockefellers - last names associated with wealth, prominence and political power.American dynasties are not a new thing. Others in politics have been the Tafts, Adamses and the Harrisons, while in Hollywood they ...

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: LP Sinfonietta continues great work

Columns

The little orchestra that can did it again Sunday night, July 19.The Lake Placid Sinfonietta under the direction of Ron Spigelman played a superb concert at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts featuring the music of Saint Saens, Massenet, Grieg and Beethoven.Under the theme "Heroes and ...

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Bill Keith honored at Grey Fox Banjo Summit

Columns

OAK HILL - Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka and six other banjo greats honored 75-year-old Bill Keith Friday, July 17 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in what was dubbed the Keith-Style Banjo Summit.Fans packed the Creekside Stage tent to listen to the tribute and get a glimpse of Keith, who was ...

WORLD FOCUS: ‘The Hummingbird’s Cage’

Columns

As a frequent reader of Tamara Dietrich's columns and news reports in the Daily Press, my hope has always been, when I die, my obituary will be written by her. It will be accurate, I am sure. And it would be written with flair by a writer who has a way with words.Dietrich is an award-winning ...

MARTHA SEZ: Spiders and the secret life of dust

Columns

I have always believed that housework is fundamentally an attempt at control, not just over the order of the immediate household, but over our life in general. If we can't even control the cobwebs in the corners and the dust under the sofa, how are we to stave off the reaper?Speaking of ...

Student misquoted in article

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:My name is Liza Amirault, and I am a 16-year-old senior at Keene Central School. I was a speaker and panelist at the Holding Up Half the Sky Women's Workshop, and I was misquoted in the article about this workshop in the July 3, 2015 issue of your paper.It was reported that I ...

Don’t tear up the tracks

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The citizens of Lake Placid should object to the removal of the railroad tracks in order to create another trail. There are plenty of trails, but only one alternate (non-highway) mode of transportation into the area. In fact, the only hope for another Olympics in Placid is for the ...

Neighbors helping neighbors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Once again the residents and staff at the Uihlein Living Center are reminded of how fortunate we are to live in a tight-knit community.On June 13, a malfunction with the heating system resulted in a prompt response from local volunteer fire and rescue personnel and state police. ...

2017 Ironman 70.3 world championships belong in Lake Placid

Editorials

It's a rally cry like we haven't heard in a long time, and we're confident the Olympic Region is up to the challenge.Tourism officials are asking locals to give the site review team for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships a warm welcome this week as it inspects the village just days ...

ON THE SCENE: Yoga not about postures

Columns

Yoga is a $27 billion dollar industry with designer clothes, mats, juice bars, and expensive retreat centers catering to over 20 million followers, 83 percent of whom are women.The majority of yoga disciplines taught in the West is based on the practice of physical postures, just one of the ...

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Summer ski jumping

Columns

The snow might have melted, but the ski jumps are still in use as athletes continue to soar through the warm summer air.Since the beginning of the 20th century, Lake Placid has watched ski jumpers speed down ramps in the summer months.Originally, ice and snow was removed from area lakes and ...

WORLD FOCUS: Going on a wild walk

Columns

Last year, in a Lake Placid News and Virginia Gazette column, I have reported on the Wild Center, the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, in Tupper Lake.Tupper Lake, once a top lumber producer in New York state, subsequently fell on hard times. Now, the Wild Center, which attracts ...

MARTHA SEZ: Oh boy, you can take it with you when you go

Columns

This morning I received an email from the AfterMarket Financial Group of Scottsdale, Arizona.After devoting a column to spiritual con games and scams last week, my antennae are up, and I am naturally even more skeptical than usual when examining such "offers." Rather than try to describe the ...

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Summer’s super fruit: tart cherries

Columns

Cherry blossoms herald the coming of spring, but cherries announce that summer is in full bloom.Known in western Asia since prehistoric times, cherries spread to Europe with the Roman Empire. In the 1300s, France's King Charles V planted more than 1,000 cherry trees in his gardens at St. Paul ...

Prison questions

Editorials

We have some unanswered questions about how and why the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision decided to relieve 12 people of their duties at Clinton Correctional Facility, holding them responsible for two inmates' escape from the prison last month.They were not fired, but ...

Sinfonietta review was disappointing

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Steve Lester's review (in the July 10 issue of the Lake Placid News) was anything but a thoughtful critique of the music or performance of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta on Sunday, July 5. Rather it was a kind of contemptuous outpouring centered on his cat who aroused him the ...

North Elba has an excellent service for senior citizens

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:As I was getting on the North Elba bus recently, a woman approached me, asking where this bus will take us. My reply was that we are going to the North Elba Town Hall, where senior citizens are socializing and are being served inexpensive lunch Monday through Friday. The Nutrition ...

ON THE SCENE: Walking one’s talk

Columns

Locally, Julian Reiss is perhaps best remembered for creating Santa's Workshop, the first and longest continually operating theme park in the United States, but there was far, far more to the man than that one achievement.He was a national leader in the fight for civil rights who was called on ...

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Festival season is in full swing

Columns

In the South, bluegrass festival season begins a lot earlier than it does in the Northeast, but now that summer is here, local fans are traveling around the country to see their favorite bands.While seasonal Keene Valley residents Ted and Irene Lehmann were volunteering at the Jenny Brook ...