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OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Gimme shelter

November 25, 2016 I remember when my husband and I adopted our dog Molly 13-plus years ago. It was mid-February and we were having consecutively 20-plus below zero nights. It was a cold, cold winter. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Supporting local literacy efforts

November 25, 2016 Twice a year, the Lake Placid Rotary Club hosts a Trivia Night fundraiser for literacy projects, including Literacy Volunteers of Essex & Franklin Counties. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Four inducted into LP Hall of Fame

November 17, 2016 A tank full of escaped trout flopping about the lobby of the Holiday Inn was one of many memorable stories told by or about the four 2016 Hall of Fame inductees at a ceremony held for them at the... more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Painting ice at the Olympic Arena

November 17, 2016 The 1932 Olympic Arena in its heyday, featured elaborate shows with skaters gliding over ornately painted ice. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Lake Placid’s home economics history

November 17, 2016 The words “home economics” may bring back memories of classes in high school where groups would hover around sewing machines or several little kitchens, learning the basics of household skills. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: French and Indian War bateau from Lake George

November 17, 2016 ROTTERDAM — It doesn’t look like a boat anymore, but the wooden remnants of a bateau in the cavernous New York State Museum storage facility help tell the story of Great Britain’s North American... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: How U.S. democracy works, part 2

November 17, 2016 In last week’s column I quoted from the recent article by former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Robert E. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Food, politics and the family at holiday time

November 17, 2016 “Thanksgiving with my Republican family may not happen for me anymore. I thought about skipping just this year but I tend to hold a grudge.” —comment posted by one of my friends on Facebook. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Nathan Farb and ‘The Russians’

November 10, 2016 When one thinks of Nathan Farb, glorious high-resolution photographs of the Adirondacks comes to mind. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Hands-on holiday projects for Garden Club

November 10, 2016 After having watched the demonstration of holiday centerpieces last week, we should be better able to assist residents of Uihlein make similar arrangements. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Civet, divot, give it, live it, rivet, sieve it ... and all that jazz

November 10, 2016 As I type this column, it is the Monday before Election Day. By the time you see this, the presidential election will be over. You, the reader, already know the election results. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: How American democracy works

November 10, 2016 The late professor Samuel P. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene Valley celebrates Halloween

November 3, 2016 As the days counted down to Halloween when I was a kid, I anticipated the event with a mixture of excitement and dread. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: A detective story with roots in history

November 3, 2016 Professor Bruce Campbell, German Studies Program Director at the College of William and Mary, spent the past 15 years researching German pulp fiction, particularly, “genre fiction,” which included... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Pilgrims were America’s first illegal immigrants ... Not really

November 3, 2016 With the presidential election one week away, after months of exposure to anti-immigrant electioneering, I think it’s time once again to bring up the subject of where Americans actually come from. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Untethering dogs in Essex County

November 3, 2016 A couple of months ago, we published the story of Dusty the Siberian husky who lived at the end of a chain in Pennsylvania. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Making music at Keene Central

October 27, 2016 A song about invasive species written by Keene Central School’s kindergarten through grade 6 students could soon be a hit, though five other nature-inspired wonders are now available for contention... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid’s foreign language students keep busy

October 27, 2016 The foreign language department — Spanish and French classes — has been busy this month. The Travel Club put on its annual 5k Zombie Run fundraiser to raise money for travel abroad. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary set to host another Trivia Night

October 27, 2016 Try these four trivia questions on for size, as a practice run for the upcoming Lake Placid Rotary Club’s Trivia Night, which will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Mostar, Bosnia vis Aleppo, Syria

October 27, 2016 The carnage taking place in Aleppo, Syria, and reported daily in the news led several readers of my column to wonder whether I think recovery is ever possible from such destruction. more »»

 
 

 

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