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September 29, 2016 We recently introduced an 8-week-old puppy to our household. Adeline, a golden retriever, came from a breeder. I’ve felt compelled to apologize to all my “rescue dog only” friends, but alas, I trie. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Healthy autumn desserts use up abundant fall harvest

September 29, 2016 Aaah, dessert! That sweet indulgence served after a satisfying supper. Our English word derives from the 14th century French desservir, meaning “to clear the table. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Finding a new leader at the Keene Valley church

September 22, 2016 In communities across the Adirondacks, state and national church congregations have to go through a search to find a new pastor. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: A transgender voice for the region

September 22, 2016 Each week, the Lake Placid Rotary Club hosts a speaker from our extended community. In the past year, speakers have included a diverse range including Dr. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Melissa Commander’s Cuba

September 22, 2016 According to Professor Henry Hart of the English Department at the College of William and Mary, himself a noted biographer and award-winning poet, Melissa Commander is one of the most talented... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Assessing water quality in Lake Placid

September 22, 2016 Students in my AP Environmental Science class recently spent a day on the water learning about water quality and managemen. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The ups, downs of insomnia

September 22, 2016 Many people complain about insomnia, and I agree that it can be a problem. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Historical society holds ‘What Was It Before?’ tour

September 15, 2016 There is an old saying that you can’t tell a book by its cover. That’s certainly true for many, if not most, of the older buildings along Main Street in Lake Placid. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Celebrating the Intervales jumping site

September 15, 2016 The Lake Placid Club, founded in 1895, helped make Lake Placid a premier summer resort offering numerous recreational activities. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Trump, Putin and NATO

September 15, 2016 It is remarkable that it was at the symposiums held at William & Mary and at the Old Dominion University in 1996-1997, that one of the most contentious issues of the 2016 presidential elections,... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Elementary School opens food pantry

September 15, 2016 This school year, there will be something new for students. It won’t be an afterschool club or a new piece of technology. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Could creepy Bozos join the backyard bears and cougars?

September 15, 2016 All summer, I have focused on bears, cougars and other creatures who leave the woods at night to wander through town in search of such diverse food items as tomatoes, garbage and pets. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Autumn harvest skillets

September 15, 2016 It’s September. Kids are in school. Leaves are beginning to lose their green in favor of crimson, auburn and gold. Days are cooling down; nights are chilly. The harvest is ripe and plentiful. more »»

ON THE SCENE: 95 and going strong for the Lake Placid Ski Club

September 8, 2016 It was a banner year for skiing in Lake Placid in 1921. The Intervale ski jumping facility opened with more than 3,000 people attending the first competition. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The Mountaineer, not Big Brother watching

September 8, 2016 There is no truth to the rumor that I helped to spread last week, namely that the bridge perpetually under construction in Keene Valley is monitored by a live camera in order to identify and ticket... more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Latest program teaches how to prune plants

September 8, 2016 September gives us a relief from our warm and dry summer, much as we loved the extended days of sunlight in June, July and August. This Wednesday, Sept. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LPCS district responds to survey comments

September 8, 2016 During the school budget vote in May, community members were asked to complete an exit survey. Below are the numerical results of the poll. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: ‘Anthropoid’ stirs up bad memories

September 8, 2016 Nanci Bond of Williamsburg, a keen observer and a staunch supporter of the local cultural scene, who was aware of my and my wife’s Czechoslovak background, brought to our attention that the newly... more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Family history tied to Cascade Pass

September 1, 2016 Recently I have been corresponding with R.J. Potter, a member of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society who currently resides in Vermont. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Time to raise some hell in Montreal

September 1, 2016 Labor Day is upon us, as you very well know. Here in the Adirondacks, Labor Day is a major turning point. In addition to New Year’s Day and our birthdays, we have Labor Day. more »»



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