Lake Placid News, 14 Dec 2017 19:55:54 EDTThu, 14 Dec 2017 19:55:54 EDT THE SCENE: Para bobsledding coming on strong in Lake Placidhttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com Placid held its first Para Bobsled World Cup at the Olympic Sports Complex sliding track at Mount Van Hoevenberg this past week, and by all measures, it was a great success. In all, 15 athletes from seven nations participated.Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDTMARTHA SEZ: Reflecting on the #MeToo movementhttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com are nearing the end of what has been a very strange year. Next year, 2018, will very likely be strange, too; at least, that's how it looks from here.Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDTWORLD FOCUS: Hitler, Stalin and Heda Margoliushttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com today's political climate of rising extremist ideologies and nationalist tendencies, a new book, "Hitler, Stalin and I," is an oral history that examines persecutions rooted in strong political rhetoric of exclusion.Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDTON THE SCENE: Montreal, a city for all seasons and tasteshttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com when one looks for an urban fix, thoughts and plans turn to New York City about five hours to the south. But Montreal, Quebec, has an international flair and is only a bit over two hours to the north.Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDTMARTHA SEZ: How to throw a classic Christmas partyhttp://www.lakeplacidnews.com holiday season, many Americans long for a return to a more decorous time, when people gave sumptuous Christmas parties and guests behaved with propriety, when no one brought up politics, religion or gluten or tried to make you eat kale.Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDT