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LIBRARY NEWS: Head to the library when it’s raining

July 20, 2017 Variations on the rhyme, “Rain, rain go away,” date back at least to early Greece, but we expect a few new versions may have been coined over the past couple of months. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Historical accuracy on Martha’s Vineyard

July 20, 2017 While having coffee at the William & Mary Bookstore on Merchants Square with Sharon Ochsenhirt of Williamsburg, she told me about her recent visit to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Flying hagfish — poetry in motion

July 20, 2017 Oregon U.S. 101 was closed July 13 when an AA Seafood, In. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid Sinfonietta makes history with centennial

July 13, 2017 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, a feat exceeded by only four other orchestras: the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony and the... more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Despite hiccup, Sinfonietta centennial season begins with stellar performances

July 13, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, made a powerful opening statement at its first concert of this its centennial season on Sunday, July 9 at the Lake... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: 3.45 billion years and counting

July 13, 2017 What does Dale Andersen of Lake Placid, a senior scientist at the Carl Sagan Center within the SETI Institute whose research concentrates on microbial environments of the Arctic, Antarctic, Abacama... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Examining the secret life of dust

July 13, 2017 "For dust you are, and to dust you will return. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Deter unwanted garden guests

July 13, 2017 Gardens, lawns, areas around houses and buildings are looking cared for, and there is lots to admire around town. Even the village barrels have had a floral chang. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Paul Taylor Dance Company reconnects with Placid

July 6, 2017 Forty years ago, the Paul Taylor Dance Company was wrapping up its fourth summer residency in Lake Placid wherein one of the leading choreographers of modern dance developed new repertoire in the... more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Roadside attraction

July 6, 2017 ROTTERDAM — Anyone growing up in New York in the 1950s, ’60s or ’70s may remember the fiberglass figures advertising popular theme parks throughout the state, especially at resort communities in the... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: From Taft to Trump

July 6, 2017 After attending a presentation by professor Nicole Hemmer at the New School in New York City, Mara Jayne Miller, one of the founders and board member of the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Follow these tips for ‘camping out’

July 6, 2017 Here in Keene Valley, the Ausable Club has staged its annual Independence Day fireworks display. Summer has begun. During the late 19th century, Beede’s Hotel in St. more »»

ON THE SCENE: 50th high school reunion times 2

June 29, 2017 Area high school graduations and reunions were held the weekend of June 24, which had me jumping back and forth between my 50th at Northwood and the 50th for the classmates that I went to school wit... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Admire the fortitude of our wild animals

June 29, 2017 What is so rare as a day in June? Really, it doesn’t get any better than this, which is a good thing to remember when we are on the verge of complaining about the rain or the heat or the humidity o... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: NASA’s Hall of Honor

June 29, 2017 In 1958, President Dwight D. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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