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BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Elementary teachers using iPads for third-grade lessons

December 17, 2015 In the spring of 2015, the Lake Placid Central School Board of Education approved a strategic plan that includes a section on technolog. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Baking for the holidays

December 17, 2015 This December, the weather has been so warm that it doesn’t feel like holiday time. But Holiday time is here! Christmas concerts abound. Stores are filled with Santas, shoppers and holiday music. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Rethinking education at Northwood School

December 10, 2015 Ever wonder why school curriculums are organized the way they are? Why we learned geometry after algebra, then calculus, or chemistry after biology, or some of these topics at all? Or divide student... more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Mirror Lake Watershed Association annual report

December 10, 2015 It’s that time of year when we update you on our activities including our educational outreach work. We invite you to join us at our monthly meetings and ask for your donations and support. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Eat as much gold as you like

December 10, 2015 Right now in my mind’s eye I see a cartoon I want to draw. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Literacy for life

December 10, 2015 There is program that, if adopted, in cooperation with North Country Community College and the Adirondack Medical Center could be beneficial for the whole area. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Thanksgiving in the Valley

December 3, 2015 On Thursday morning, as she has done for the past 20 Thanksgivings, Lola Porter got up at 5 a.m. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: The history of ‘Toyland’

December 3, 2015 Amid the many yuletide festivities that take place, there are any number of concerts, plays and gatherings filled with holiday music and performances. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Sentimentally yours, Martha

December 3, 2015 Dark enough for you? And we haven’t even gotten to the winter solstice yet. The precise arrival of the winter solstice will be Dec. 21, at two minutes before midnigh. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Ancient civilizations and ‘Divergent’

December 3, 2015 “There’s no place like Rome.” “Move to the Mongol Empire and sleep easy.” “Get the Qin in your life.” These are just a few of the catch phrases developed by Lake Placid High School students in Mrs. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Dec. 3 was Apple Pie Day

December 3, 2015 “Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” — Jane Austen You’ve probably heard the phrase “As American as apple pie” – but what does it really mean? And who declared De. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Shipman Center says, ‘Thanks for giving, LPCS’

November 27, 2015 For the last half dozen years, the Shipman Youth Center has hosted a “Thanks for Giving” dinner to honor individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of local children. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘What do you say?’

November 27, 2015 One of the first things parents teach their children to say is thank yo. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Tribute in 500 newspapers

November 27, 2015 “I’ve been digesting a lot of truth myself the past couple of years, thanks to the tenaciously brilliant William ‘Van’ Dusen Wishard, a retired trend analyst, global thinker and author of ‘Between... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Heroes and legends

November 27, 2015 This year, at LPES, students will be learning about all sorts of heroes and legends. more »»


November 19, 2015 Having just honored those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day, staff recently located several photographs in our collection documenting the 26th U.. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Healing the wounds of war

November 19, 2015 “Establishing Bridging Boundaries International in 2003 and building connections with many wonderful people was one of the best decisions of my life,” said Carol Negus-Rosenfeld. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s Christmas! There, I said it.

November 19, 2015 Thanksgiving is upon us, and most of us have sorted out where we’ll go and what kind of menu we will be dining from. But Thanksgiving is not just some random feast out in the middle of nowhere. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Violence and a possible response

November 19, 2015 The recent wave of ISIS-inspired atrocities — the downing of Russian Flight 7K9268 in Egypt killing 224, the pair of suicide bombings in Beirut, Lebanon that killed 43, and the coordinated attacks i... more »»



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