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Opinion

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Baked apples

Columns

The apple season is winding down, but area orchards are still teeming with round, delicious apples in dozens of varieties. After all, New York is second (after Washington State) in American apple production, with 41,000 acres divided between 700 apple orchards which produce more than 25 million ...

Room for growth at Adirondacks USA tourism summit

Editorials

A lot has changed since 1997, when the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council launched its first Conference on Adirondack Tourism in Lake Placid, yet the need for community leaders to get together and plan their tourism strategies remains constant.While the Tourism Council's annual get-together is ...

Thoughts on railroad plan

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:There has been a lot of discussion recently regarding the Remsen to Lake Placid railroad line, and now the DEC is about to reopen the Unit Management Plan.Years ago, you could take the railroad from Utica and Remsen all the way to lake Placid but not anymore. The reason is the ...

Don’t remove the rails

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:I am pleased the state DEC and DOT are considering public input on the future of the state-owned 119-mile Adirondack Rail Corridor, which runs from Utica to Lake Placid.I live in Central New York, and I am a frequent visitor to the Adirondack Park, in both my professional and ...

WORLD FOCUS: Discovering the past

Columns

As Samantha Farkas recalls it, she may have been 10 or 11 years old when, while walking with her mother, under a row of cherry trees in full bloom, she mentioned that at her school she is learning about genocide and the Holocaust.Her mother turned to her and said, "Your PopPop, (grandfather) ...

MARTHA SEZ: Waiting for Superman

Columns

Happy Halloween! The little trick or treaters at our door always entertain us with their costumes. What will they be wearing this year?A highly scientific poll conducted by a major Midwestern university predicts that most, if not all, little girls will go as Elsa, from the Disney animation ...

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid After School Program

Columns

The Lake Placid After School Program, also known as the Lake Placid Child Care Committee, is a non for profit, after school program that benefits the children of the Lake Placid Elementary School.The program started in 1989 when a group of local, working moms recognized the need to have a safe ...

Thanks for the Garden Club support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:The Garden Club of Lake Placid had a strong showing of volunteers this season and finally put the Triangle Garden opposite the North Elba Show Grounds to bed last week.Without these individuals from the club and town, we would not be able to maintain this attractive entrance to ...

ON THE SCENE: Bluegrass blows back into town

Columns

My introduction to bluegrass music was two-fold. We were taught traditional bluegrass songs in elementary school, many so stuck in my head they will be with me until my dying day, and the other most profoundly by traveling out to Art Jubin's farm in Swastika after the annual Jaycee Memorial Day ...

Perfect storm of crazy begins this weekend

Editorials

There's a lot going on this weekend, and it may seem like worlds are colliding as we shift our lifestyle to adapt to a new season.The winter solstice may still be seven weeks away, but for all intents and purposes, winter begins this weekend."Say it ain't so, Lake Placid News!"We wish we could, ...

ON THE SCENE: Ghouls on the run

Columns

Saturday morning, Oct. 18, was a bit dark and damp, a perfect day for ghouls it turns out had you been out jogging the biathlon trails at the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg. It was time for the Zombie Run.There they lurked and prayed upon those not yet dead, and, it turns out, ...

MARTHA SEZ: Buttered slugs and baby clothes

Columns

I was online the other day looking for baby clothes for my grandson. Until he was born, I thought buying boys' clothes was boring. Not true. Just to get another peek at my grandchildren, Emma and Jack, I went to Facebook. Maybe their parents had posted more pictures in the last 10 minutes, was ...

WORLD FOCUS: Sea power

Columns

When Rear Admiral Christopher J. Parry (ret.) of the British Royal Navy speaks, people listen. He is known as a strategic thinker who had experience in translating theory into action on the battlefield.During the Falklands War, as an observer in the Fleet Air Arm, he helped to rescue 16 British ...

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LPCS returns to CFES

Columns

This year, Lake Placid Central School has renewed a partnership from the past with College For Every Student (CFES), a non-profit organization based in Essex, New York, that works with 20,000 students in 200 schools across the United States and Ireland. CFES is a leader in helping students get ...

LIFETALK: Goodbye, world

Columns

In just 4 decades we have lost more than half of the wildlife living on this planet. Yet the human population has doubled (100 percent increase) in that same time.It took about 200,000 years, from the first humans to grow the entire world population in 1974. Astonishingly in just an ...

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Autumn greens make delicious, easy frittatas

Columns

What comes to mind when you think fall harvest? Most people think of apples, or squash, or root vegetables like beets, parsnips, sweet potatoes. But autumn also brings a bountiful crop of hardy greens that withstand frost: kale, collards, Swiss chard, turnip greens, mustard greens, beet greens, ...

Bluegrass Jam a great match for Lake Placid

Editorials

We're excited that the state Olympic Regional Development Authority is re-entering the music business with the Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam this Saturday in the Olympic Center's 1932 Rink.It's surprising how often we hear people say their first introduction to Lake Placid was for a concert at the ...

Henry’s Woods a safe place to spend time

Editorials

A dog-on-dog attack we reported on recently shouldn't dissuade you from visiting the recreational trails at Henry's Woods, with or without a canine companion.Such incidents are extremely rare. As we reported, local police said they had no records of any dog attacks being reported to them at ...

LPCA clears up misconceptions

Letters to the Editor

(Editor's note: This letter refers to a story in the Oct. 20 issue of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, which was uploaded to the Lake Placid News website the same day and is reprinted on page 6 of the Oct. 24 Lake Placid News.)To the editor:On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Lake Placid ...

ON THE SCENE: Remembering Harriet Tubman

Columns

Abolitionist John Brown held former slave Harriet Tubman in high esteem. Brown called her General. Harriet was but five feet tall.While short in stature, she was physically and mentally tough returning to the South thirteen times to lead 70 enslaved friends and family to freedom. Tubman served ...