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MARTHA SEZ: The good and bad bugs of politics

July 30, 2015 What with so many politicians already campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, everyone is talking about ethics. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The nuclear deal with Iran

July 30, 2015 To assess whether the nuclear deal with Iran is “not worth the paper it’s written on,” as some of the critics of the deal assert, I turned for expert analysis to Gen. Anthony Zinni and former U.S. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Summer is time for ... fresh fruit desserts

July 30, 2015 Summer has arrived with a July scorcher — and farmers markets are full of delicious, fresh summer fruit. Strawberries are long gone and cherry season has wound down. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Surprising a guest

July 30, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, demonstrated its commitment to stay out of any creative ruts at its Sunday, July 26 concert at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Growing up a Rockefeller

July 23, 2015 Imagine growing up as a member of the Kennedys, Bushes, Roosevelts, Cuomos, or Rockefellers — last names associated with wealth, prominence and political power. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: LP Sinfonietta continues great work

July 23, 2015 The little orchestra that can did it again Sunday night, July 19. more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Bill Keith honored at Grey Fox Banjo Summit

July 23, 2015 OAK HILL — Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka and six other banjo greats honored 75-year-old Bill Keith Friday, July 17 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in what was dubbed the Keith-Style Banjo Summit. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: ‘The Hummingbird’s Cage’

July 23, 2015 As a frequent reader of Tamara Dietrich’s columns and news reports in the Daily Press, my hope has always been, when I die, my obituary will be written by her. It will be accurate, I am sure. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Spiders and the secret life of dust

July 23, 2015 I have always believed that housework is fundamentally an attempt at control, not just over the order of the immediate household, but over our life in genera. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Yoga not about postures

July 16, 2015 Yoga is a $27 billion dollar industry with designer clothes, mats, juice bars, and expensive retreat centers catering to over 20 million followers, 83 percent of whom are women. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Summer ski jumping

July 16, 2015 The snow might have melted, but the ski jumps are still in use as athletes continue to soar through the warm summer air. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Going on a wild walk

July 16, 2015 Last year, in a Lake Placid News and Virginia Gazette column, I have reported on the Wild Center, the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, in Tupper Lake. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Oh boy, you can take it with you when you go

July 16, 2015 This morning I received an email from the AfterMarket Financial Group of Scottsdale, Arizona. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Summer’s super fruit: tart cherries

July 16, 2015 Cherry blossoms herald the coming of spring, but cherries announce that summer is in full bloom. Known in western Asia since prehistoric times, cherries spread to Europe with the Roman Empire. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Sinfonietta concerts begin in earnest

July 9, 2015 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, opened its summer concert season Sunday at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with music of Bach, Handel, Sibelius and Finzi. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Walking one's talk

July 9, 2015 Locally, Julian Reiss is perhaps best remembered for creating Santa’s Workshop, the first and longest continually operating theme park in the United States, but there was far, far more to the man... more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Festival season is in full swing

July 9, 2015 In the South, bluegrass festival season begins a lot earlier than it does in the Northeast, but now that summer is here, local fans are traveling around the country to see their favorite bands. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Good news in your future, TRUST ME

July 9, 2015 OK, I’d like your take on this. I just received the following message from a stranger, Adrian Ross Duncan, whose ad for a free astrology reading I found on Facebook. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Turning the world into a classroom

July 9, 2015 I asked Susan Bowe, the Travel Program Manager at William & Mary Alumni Association, what makes W&M’s travel program so specia. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Plants are not our children or pets

July 9, 2015 Future events for the Garden Club include a Triangle Garden session and an early lunch and outing at the Adirondack Cafe in Keene followed by a visit to the gardens there. more »»



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