LIBRARY NEWS: Library wraps up summer with more programs


The end of summer will officially be here in a few weeks. Schools are gearing up for their openings in early September. The Lake Placid Public Library has enjoyed a wonderful, busy summer as we continue welcoming visitors and patrons daily to enjoy the many things we have to offer. The quiet ...

Make plans to attend the I Love BBQ & Music Festival


Dmitry Feld and his crew at the I Love BBQ and Music Festival have continued to add attractions to the event for the whole family, not just for people who love the taste and culture of barbecue food. There really is something for everyone: food, music, BMX bike demonstrations, professional ...

ON THE SCENE: Creativity still flowing at the Recovery Lounge


The Upper Jay Art Center, more popularly known as the Recovery Lounge, held its annual benefit on Friday, Aug. 11 by showcasing past performers’ creativity, some long-standing and others more recent. The well-attended event was held in the one-time Ford assembly building in the heart of ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Don’t do anything while Mercury is retrograde!’


All right, everyone, I give you fair warning: Mercury goes retrograde on Aug. 23. This gives you less than a week to get ready. During retrograde, deadlines will be hard to meet. Your excuses about the internet being down or the printer refusing to connect to the computer or the wheel ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 30 years ago


Jay bridges close - As one enters the town of Jay from Wilmington, one sees the sign “Welcome to the Historic Town of Jay,” complete with a picture of its wooden covered bridge. That bridge, along with the steel span Stickney Bridge, were “redlegged” by the state Department of ...

WORLD FOCUS: To be a guest at Camp Topridge in the Adirondacks


Camp Topridge, the luxurious private retreat near the hamlet of Paul Smiths, has recently been very much in the news. It was reported that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had spent many summer vacations at the camp as a guest of the owner, Harlan Crow, a conservative billionaire, ...