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NAJ: Museum: mystery lovers wanted

July 19, 2013 “The outcome was a little surprising,” said Marty Kirschenbaum, who had come to the Lake Placid North Elba Historical Museum to have an object appraised by Ted Comstock during their Heritage Day... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Summer: it really bugs me

July 19, 2013 Summer is here: I just saw my first earwig of the season. How adorable! It was on my kitchen sink. The earwigs are swarming up out of their underground lairs. They needn't bother on my accoun. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The printed word

July 19, 2013 Significantly, in an age of instant communications and the deluge of news as well as commentary available online, the printed word appearing in reputable newspapers or magazines remains the “coin of... more »»

ON THE SCENE: A slice of the I Love BBQ Festival

July 12, 2013 “When you come to an event like the Lake Placid barbecue the teams are cooking for the contest. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: A chip off the ol’ block

July 12, 2013 Up until this morning, I thought I had a new pet, a new little friend, named Chip. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: What is going on?

July 12, 2013 “What in the world is going on? That’s a question I began asking myself in the late 1950s and early’60s. more »»

It’s Our History: Antique appraisal: What is this anyway? And is it worth anything?

July 12, 2013 We’ve all heard of Antiques Roadshow, that PBS production in which regular people bring in their vases, paintings, tea sets and other odds and ends to find out some provenance (where something came... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Reining in the rain, and off to a great start

July 12, 2013 “I’ve got to be in the rain with them. We have had no complaints. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Volunteers making a difference

June 3, 2013 Volunteers are the backbone of any community. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Some spring in this spring

June 3, 2013 This spring is as beautiful as any I can remember. It's a great year for lilacs, and the blooming fruit trees are apparently unscathed by the recent frost. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Red planet Mars

June 3, 2013 If you encounter Professor Joel Levine, and he asks, “Brother, can you spare $650 million?” don’t be taken back. more »»

Angling adventures — by boat, raft, etc.

May 30, 2013 Over the years, I’ve utilized a wide variety of vessels to access waters where trout can be found. I’ve paddled all sorts of canoes and rowed a variety of guideboats, johnboats and skiffs. more »»

Mascots: the spirit of the Olympic Games

May 23, 2013 The wildlife of the Adirondacks are now awakening from their winter slumber and are ready to "spring" back into action now that the days are becoming warme. more »»

ON THE SCENE: John Brown 2013

May 23, 2013 “This man John Brown is real,” said the comedian and social critic Dick Gregory addressing the nearly 300 people attending John Brown Day 2013 commemoration held at the State Historic Site on... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Saturdays can be a real chore

May 23, 2013 "Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: After hegemony

May 23, 2013 I have asked Robert Keohane, professor of International Affairs at Princeton University and one of the world’s foremost scholars of international relations, what is the message he likes to convey to... more »»

ON THE SCENE: The fight to save the Palace Theatre kicks into gear

May 7, 2013 One of my early memories of going to the Palace is having been really frightened watching the “Wizard of Oz” when Dorothy’s house landed on the Wicked Witch of the East and crushed her, as well as... more »»

It’s Our History: The early years of the Garden Club of Lake Placid

May 7, 2013 Excerpted from a researched report by Mary MacKenzie, former Town and Village Historian The Garden Club of Lake Placid was formed on September 10, 1933 at the home of Mrs. Wilton . more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It might be time to swim off the island

May 7, 2013 I remember sitting on the floor in my bedroom in Birmingham, Michigan, staring out the window one beautiful spring Saturday while comparing myself to Cinderella. more »»



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