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ON THE SCENE: Is being out in nature healing?

March 15, 2019 An increasing body of evidence says yes — being out in nature is healing — according to Florence Williams, author of “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creativ. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘I found that my car had sunk to its hubcaps in mud’

March 15, 2019 It is now mid-March (beware the Ides of March, by the way), and apparently we have entered Mud Season, even though it is still snowing as I write. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Zonta supports local projects that empower girls

March 15, 2019 This winter, Zonta Club of the Adirondacks made significant donations from its fundraising to support other local organizations with the mission of empowering girls to be their best selve. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Food justice tackled at the Wild Center

March 8, 2019 The North Country Food Justice Working Group, a coalition of various agencies growing, marketing, and consuming locally grown produce, held its second annual Food Summit at the Wild Center, Thursday... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Let us hope that the female red-winged blackbirds are well rested before they fly north’

March 8, 2019 The blackbirds are back! Spring is coming. Or at least the blackbirds seem to think so. I watch for them every year. Blackbirds, like the Summer People, are migratory seasonal residents. more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Programs for all ages at the Lake Placid library

March 8, 2019 February was a busy month at the Lake Placid Public Library. More than 70 attendees participated in the third annual Tropical Paradise held on Feb. 20. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Garden Club of Lake Placid grows again

March 8, 2019 Although it certainly looks like winter outside and everything appears dormant, it is not so under all that white stuff. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Broadway Belts for cancer

March 1, 2019 Ever attend a Broadway production and been wowed by a singer who can rattle the rafters? That big voice is called “belting” out a song. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Great Camps of the Adirondacks

March 1, 2019 Dr. Howard Kirschenbaum wears many hats. But foremost, he is an educator. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Of octopi and exploration

March 1, 2019 My friend of 50 years, Claywood, and I have been speaking on the phone for hours, “skirting the edges of dark humor,” as he put it. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘What did you want to tell us about Martha Sez?’

February 22, 2019 Hello, welcome to Martha Sez, and thank you for participating in our survey! This brief survey will take only 2.15 minutes of your time to complete in order that we may better serve you. more »»

OUR HISTORY: Historic love letters

February 22, 2019 February is the “month of love” and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by reading love letters from the early 1900s? In the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s collection ar... more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary Club of Lake Placid looks to start an international student exchange program

February 22, 2019 Rotary International Youth Exchange is a popular, well-run and low-cost program, through which over 8,000 students exchange annually to around 60 different countries. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Creating a mural for Elderwood

February 15, 2019 Nature is healing, is a proposition that’s backed up with more than a century of research beginning in large part by that conducted by Dr. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Cutting hair with Lizzie Boolukos at Cumberland Head

February 15, 2019 CUMBERLAND HEAD — Elizabeth “Lizzie” Boolukos cuts hair for a living, but she’s an artist at heart. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘I will try to make the best of this Pig year’

February 15, 2019 Good news! It’s the Year of the Pig. The Chinese Year of the Pig runs from Feb. 5, 2019 through Jan. 24, 2020. Lucky colors for this pig year are red and white. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Knowing John C. Bogle

February 15, 2019 John C. Bogle, who founded the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies and built it into a mutual fund company with $4.9 trillion in assets under its management, died Jan. 16 at the age of 8. more »»

ON THE SCENE: The Empire State Winter Games keep getting better

February 8, 2019 Back in 2011, New York state pulled its funding from the Empire State Games. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Upcoming Zonta events include Mardi Bra

February 8, 2019 Are you experiencing a little late-winter cabin fever and need a fun and festive night out? On Fe. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘My aristocratic origins are still cloaked in obscurity’

February 8, 2019 Genealogy is big business. About 15 years ago, I signed up for the National Geographics Deep Ancestry genographic project. more »»



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March 4, 2019 During a weight-loss journey, there’s no better feeling than stepping on a scale and finding that you’ve lost weight — whether it’s for a day, a week or a month. It’s a high that lifts my spi. more »

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