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MARTHA SEZ: It’s meere battologies of loathsome repetitions

March 17, 2017 Why do people criticize social media? Sanctimonious twaddl. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Mother Nature challenges cross-country skiers

March 9, 2017 Mother Nature has made hosting the 2017 XC Junior National Championships a bit of a challenge for local organizers — and, for that matter, hosting the Iditarod for its organizers in Alask. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Change is hard for old folks like me and Trump

March 9, 2017 You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Once someone is a certain age — let’s say around 70 — that person is unlikely to pivot. Don’t go expecting a sudden change in behavior. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Sarajevo roses

March 9, 2017 In 1993, a year after arriving in besieged Sarajevo, Roger Richards of Norfolk, Virginia — a filmmaker, photographer and author — stood amid hundreds of fresh graves in Lion Cemetery and made a vow... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Musings on the media with NCPR’s Brian Mann

March 2, 2017 The media has taken a lot of hits lately, most especially lead outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, WNBC and Fox News. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Whiskered team barnstorms the North Country in the 1930s

March 2, 2017 Many people know the Harlem Globetrotters, which played its first game in Hinckley, Illinois on Jan. 7, 1927. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The grandkids are a jumpin’

March 2, 2017 “The hip, elbow and ankle are the most common locations for avulsion fractures in the young athlet. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Saudi prince shared vision for peace in the Middle East

March 2, 2017 When Prince Turki Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, head of Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Directorate for 23 years, one of the most powerful positions in the government, visited the College of Willia... more »»

LAKE PLACID LIBRARY NEWS: Library undergoes a little renovating

March 2, 2017 Our library may be a bit noisier than most this spring when construction is expected to be underway in the area alongside and behind the children’s room, one flight below the main floor. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Next winter lecture set for March 22

March 2, 2017 Lake Placid has always been active in the winter months. Winter sports have brought visitors here for leisure and competition throughout the years. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid skiers try weathering the weather

February 23, 2017 Climate change is tough on those of us who depend on the environment for a living, directly or indirectly, all of us who live and work in the Adirondacks. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Jupiter, Orangy and the tale of the shrew

February 23, 2017 Jupiter the cat is bored. Sometimes he will come into the living room and sit down on the floor next to my chair to watch television. He can’t make head or tails of the weather repor. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Mr. Kitty earns new title as Sir Kitty

February 23, 2017 (Editor’s note: This column first ran in the News in 2004.) I have a cat who likes to lick my ears when I hold him in my arms and scratch his bac. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Charles Lindbergh’s long shadow

February 23, 2017 Several readers of my Lake Placid News and Virginia Gazette column, reflecting on President Trump’s inaugural address, asked me, considering my experiences during World War II, what I think of his... more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary seeks participants for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards seminar

February 23, 2017 Youth service is a foundation of the Rotary tradition, and the Rotary Club of Lake Placid is proud to support our commitment to students in our region through our sponsorship of the Rotary Youth... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene Central School does Picasso

February 16, 2017 Picasso took Keene Central School by storm last week and, doing so, fostered public speaking, inspired works of art, helped students enhance their ability to speak Spanish, and deepened their... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The logic of civil war

February 16, 2017 “One of the primary things I hope the audience takes away from my talk is a better understanding of the logic of civil war in Africa,” said Philip Roessler, professor of government and the director... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Valentine’s Day is for the birds ... literally

February 16, 2017 As I write this column, it is St. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Using the arts to heal America’s veterans

February 9, 2017 Last weekend, I went to Tampa Bay, Florida to attend a conference on using the arts to strengthen resiliency and support the healing and re-integration of military men and women into civilian society. more »»

 
 

 

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