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MARTHA SEZ: Bird flu, politics and the state of the Media

August 20, 2015 The Bilgewater Scandal. That’s what I call it. The Media—capital M—thrives on sensationalism. We go from scandal to scandal. more »»

Justice for spies

August 13, 2015 Had it not been for defense attorney James B. Donovan, now buried along side his wife Mary in St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid, our country could have slid into a nuclear war with the Soviet Uni. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Diamonds are forever

August 13, 2015 It was decades ago that as a young, roving reporter in Europe, I managed to gain admittance to the trading floor of the Diamond Club of Antwerp, one of the four trading exchanges within Antwerp Worl... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Cat got your tongue?

August 13, 2015 Everyone I know who owns a cat with claws intact, the kind of cat who is able to get outside and prowl, has been telling me about what the cat dragged in. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Tip of the month: Attract the butterflies

August 13, 2015 Having butterflies in our garden is an ultimate satisfaction. Of course, we don’t like their caterpillar stage since those ugly creatures sustain themselves by munching on foliag. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Season ends with surprises

August 13, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, ended its summer series Sunday, Au. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Have musicians, will travel

August 6, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta has been broadening its reach over the past several years, most recently by hosting a three-day artist-in-residency featuring a newly formed trio organized by pianist... more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: The WCTU horse fountain

August 6, 2015 It is just an ordinary black, cast-iron fountain but it has quite a story. It begins at the end of the 19th century. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Rockefeller mystique

August 6, 2015 The Adirondack Roundtable, a part of the Lake Placid Institute, serves as a forum for high-profile speakers. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Life in the wilds of New Russia, sort of

August 6, 2015 My friend Charlene has hummingbird feeders all over her yard in New Russia, New York. The other day I went over to visit her, and we sat on her front porch and watched the activity at the feeders. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: LP Sinfonietta rises to the occasion

August 6, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, dished up a healthy three-course meal of modernism, classicism, and early romanticism with pianist Navah Perlman as the main course... more »»


July 30, 2015 Nonprofits are an important part of social and economic life in the Adirondacks. more »»

LP LIBRARY NEWS: Library offers more than books

July 30, 2015 Not everyone is aware that — besides books, DVDs, ebooks and audio books — the Lake Placid Public Library also has music to loan. We have about 2,000 CDs. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The good and bad bugs of politics

July 30, 2015 What with so many politicians already campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, everyone is talking about ethics. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The nuclear deal with Iran

July 30, 2015 To assess whether the nuclear deal with Iran is “not worth the paper it’s written on,” as some of the critics of the deal assert, I turned for expert analysis to Gen. Anthony Zinni and former U.S. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Summer is time for ... fresh fruit desserts

July 30, 2015 Summer has arrived with a July scorcher — and farmers markets are full of delicious, fresh summer fruit. Strawberries are long gone and cherry season has wound down. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Surprising a guest

July 30, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, demonstrated its commitment to stay out of any creative ruts at its Sunday, July 26 concert at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Growing up a Rockefeller

July 23, 2015 Imagine growing up as a member of the Kennedys, Bushes, Roosevelts, Cuomos, or Rockefellers — last names associated with wealth, prominence and political power. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: LP Sinfonietta continues great work

July 23, 2015 The little orchestra that can did it again Sunday night, July 19. more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Bill Keith honored at Grey Fox Banjo Summit

July 23, 2015 OAK HILL — Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka and six other banjo greats honored 75-year-old Bill Keith Friday, July 17 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in what was dubbed the Keith-Style Banjo Summit. more »»



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