ON THE SCENE: Arts, sports, nature make the case with Sen. Schumer


Representatives of the arts, environment and sports came together to welcome Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Their message was that there is a strong collaboration between these three aspects of education, life and work in the North ...

MARTHA SEZ: ‘The throwaway culture … is no longer cool’


I was doing a little light holiday shopping yesterday when I came up with some unusual gift ideas. Years ago, who could have foreseen that a bucket of simple housecleaning products would someday be a popular Christmas present? That would have gone over like a lead balloon (an idiom people used ...

LIONS CLUB LOG: Lions Club Radio Auction was a success


The Lake Placid Lions Club held its annual Radio Auction on Nov. 18. This event has traditionally been the largest annual fundraiser, and this year’s auction proved once again to do just that. The broadcast was held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through a donation of airtime by radio station ...

HISTORY IS COOL: 90 years ago


Muskrat love - With the opening of the muskrat season Dec. 1, many residing on Mirror Lake are wondering what will become of the pair who amused them all summer. Although the trapping season in Essex and Washington counties does not open until April 20, concluding March 31, hunters in ...

Giving Tuesday … Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, etc.


After Black Friday, it was Small Business Saturday, then Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. Money is at the root of each of these dates, yet only one is designed to highlight the act of giving back to the community. The first three are shopping days. The last is a day to celebrate ...