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OU ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Lamenting my cat, the coyote

June 29, 2017 When I named the new kitty Gideon, after an angel, I should have known that his destiny was already spiraling into another dimensio. more »»

Dam Duck Race raises $12,000+ for Rotary Club

June 29, 2017 LAKE PLACID — A sure sign that it’s Father’s Day weekend  in Lake Placid: Yellow rubber ducks are pouring over the Mill Pond dam in the Chubb River. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Is now the time for an electric car?

June 22, 2017 Pete and Amy Nelson of Keene feel that now’s the time for Adirondackers to own and drive an electric car. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The ultimate deal

June 22, 2017 According to numerous foreign policy experts, one of the main reasons for President Donald Trump’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank was to open a new pathway to a peace... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Smell ya now, smell ya later

June 22, 2017 Smells evoke memories, more than our other senses do. The way we react to them is primitive and very specific. We don’t have words for smells; we label each one according to its individual source. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary member reflects on retirement

June 22, 2017 When I tendered my retirement date on July 1, 2015, for retirement on July 1, 2016, as the CEO of Adirondack Health, I wasn’t really thinking about what to do after that date. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Luthier rescues boom log from lake

June 15, 2017 BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — A guitar maker in Essex County uses the sunken logs he finds at the bottom of Schroon Lake to make his one-of-a-kind instrument. more »»

Community was great to visiting relative

June 15, 2017 Thanks, Lake Placid, for help during my senior project, “Fresh Start,” and here’s an update. I arrived to attend seventh grade to live with my Uncle Mike. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Celebrating and nurturing local writers

June 15, 2017 One of the tougher ways to make a living is as a writer, especially those who write fiction, nonfiction and most especially poetry. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Smile School and other oddities

June 15, 2017 My editor at the Virginia Gazette received an email recently from Signe Veje Hansen, a Danish documentary filmmaker. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Village entrances freshened up

June 15, 2017 Many residents can be found tending their lawns and gardens. The Garden Club of Lake Placid is busy as well, helping clean up and clear out. more »»

ON THE SCENE: A time for joys and sorrows

June 8, 2017 This past weekend on a business trip to San Diego, I stopped en route in Los Angeles to catch up with my brother Gerret and his family. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Prentis Award winners named

June 8, 2017 The College of William and Mary could not have chosen more fitting recipients for its 2017 Prentis Award than Tom and Mary Ellen Power. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Not all living things are created equally

June 8, 2017 As I work in my garden, during the brief intervals between rain storms—the last two months have been as rainy as any I can remember—a fat robin keeps me compan. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Town of Keene honors everyone Memorial Day

June 2, 2017 Not everyone who served in the military or gave their life in defense of our country did so in a major war. more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Library upgrading children’s reading room, bathroom

June 2, 2017 Here is something we’ve recently learned: Most kids, if they are tuned in to an activity, can be oblivious to all kinds of construction banging, including up-close, loud and incessant noises from... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Turn that frown upside down for the June bride’s wedding gown

June 2, 2017 June is the month of roses. It is also, traditionally, the month of weddings. The June bride! We picture her in a long white dress, crowned with a flowing veil and carrying an armful of flowers. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: An American tragedy in Stalin’s Russia

June 2, 2017 Robert Ochsenhirt was flying recently from Richmond to Kansas City, reading the book, “The Forsaken: An American Tragedy in Stalin’s Russia,” written by Tim Tzouliadis, a British documentary... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Volunteers spend day cleaning Keene

May 25, 2017 On Saturday, May 20, more than 60 volunteers from ages 5 to 85 were volunteering their time to keep Keene clean for the residents and visitors of the town and its three hamlets. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Bidding for the FISU games

May 25, 2017 The motto of FISU, the International University Sport Federation, is “Excellence in Mind and Body. more »»



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