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ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid Institute celebrates 25 years

July 19, 2019 For most of its history, Lake Placid has been a gathering place, a community that has attracted thoughtful people who seek to make a difference. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Possums eat thousands of deer ticks, which is a big point in their favor here in Upstate New York’

July 19, 2019 What is going on in your backyard after dark? No matter how sophisticated you think you are in your daily life, no matter how strictly you control your environment, there is a lot of Nature out there. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: This is how we protect our watersheds

July 19, 2019 Mirror Lake, the Chubb River, and the West Branch AuSable River are all important waterbodies for the village of Lake Placid and town of North Elba and provide us and visitors places to fish, swim... more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Library plans summer programs for residents, visitors

July 19, 2019 The Lake Placid Public Library would like to welcome all visitors to Lake Placid for the 2019 summer season. We invite you to stop in and see all we have to offer. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid Horse Shows turn 50

July 12, 2019 The Lake Placid Horse Show celebrated its 50th anniversary with a party and tributes to standout supporters on Sunday evening, June 30, at the Lake Placid Club Golf House. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s another glorious day in the Portwenn of the Adirondacks

July 12, 2019 The glorious Fourth of July has come and gone: Summer is here in the town of Keen. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Zonta scholarships awarded to Margaret Carpenter, Maeve Daby

July 12, 2019 Margaret Carpenter, a recent graduate of the Saranac Lake High School, won Zonta Club of the Adirondacks’ Young Women in Public Affairs Award. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid welcomes J-1 workers

July 4, 2019 Ever wonder how we have so many international students working as waiters, chambermaids, lift attendants and in our stores each summer? Traditionally, United States colleges and primary and... more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Speaker to address plastics, the trash that won’t go away

July 4, 2019 Judith Enck, former regional EPA administrator and current adjunct professor at Bennington College, will talk about “Plastics ... the trash that will not go away,” at 3 p.m. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘A bear is running at you full speed, and you’re going to just stand there?’

July 4, 2019 The Fourth of July holiday, which is, among other things, the traditional beginning of the Keene/Keene Valley summer tourist season. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Passion fest at bobsled/skeleton hall of fame

June 28, 2019 Lake Placid is home to USA Bobsled & Skeleton — physically, historically, and spiritually. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: It’s time to re-think fireworks over Mirror Lake

June 28, 2019 What do you look forward to on Independence Day — fishing, boating, the parade, a cookout, lawn games with friends and family? For many of us, the traditional cap on the festivities is the best... more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: ‘The Quiet Strength of Women - A Force to Change Their World’

June 28, 2019 January was my fifth visit to Southeast Asia and my third trip to the Philippines. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: When it comes to pets, Mother Nature knows best

June 28, 2019 This past week I was reminded of all those alterations we impose onto our pets in the guise of an acceptable standard. I was visiting a friend who has two cats and both were declawe. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Maybe fish were rearing up above the waves, gasping and gaping their mouths’

June 28, 2019 “In retrospect, I should have known an explosion was coming, because the fish had a strange expression on its fac. more »»

ON THE SCENE: ‘Hearts of Our People’

June 21, 2019 At a time when we see increased polarization in society, and the glorification of the individual over the collective, as evidenced by the stratospheric compensation paid to leaders in industry,... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘I have read that people traditionally roll naked in the morning dew to bring good fortune for the coming year’

June 21, 2019 Happy Summer solstice! Friday, June 21, 2019, is the longest day of the year. The farther north you go, the longer the day will be. Upstate means north. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Shipman Youth Center turns 20

June 14, 2019 Thomas Shipman, the Lake Placid Police Department’s first juvenile officer, had a passion for improving the life and well-being of Lake Placid’s youth. more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Library plans many summer activities

June 14, 2019 Spring is here and summer is surely on its way! The library has had a fresh coat of paint in some of the rooms and we are preparing to have some renovations done to the library entranc. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Darla is constantly besieged with canine and feline asylum seekers’

June 14, 2019 "We always did feel the same, "Just saw it from a different point of view "Tangled up in blue. more »»



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Taking it one step at a time on the Lake Placid Diet

June 20, 2019 It’s like looking in a full-length mirror every time I file a new column. That’s why it’s taken me so long to give you an update on the Lake Placid Diet. I dread looking in the mirro. more »

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