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NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: NBC5 chief meteorologist says just be yourself

June 8, 2018 PLATTSBURGH — Come rain, wind, sun or snow, NBC5 Chief Meteorologist Tom Messner will tell you the weather forecast — with a smile. Always with a smile. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Who says pet owners live longer than the petless? Read on.

June 8, 2018 Pet owners live longer than the petless. Most of us have heard this truism so many times that we now simply accept it. But who says? Wait a minute and I’ll Google it. All right, here we go. more »»

Zonta Club celebrates ‘superhero’ Ruth Bader Ginsberg

June 8, 2018 On Friday, June 15 at 7 p.m. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Out of Darkness celebrates 10 years

June 1, 2018 The 10th anniversary of the North Country’s Out of Darkness Walk, the annual walk to fight suicide, was celebrated Tuesday, May 22 at the ’dack Shack in Lake Placid. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Blackflies and mosquitoes are bad, but are they evil?

June 1, 2018 When Adam and Eve took a bite of the apple, thereby gaining the knowledge of Good and Evil, they bit off more than they could chew. We humans have been arguing about the permutations ever sinc. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Bees, birds and butterflies

June 1, 2018 Think of a meadow gay with buttercups, Queen Anne’s lace, daisies and violets. Imagine the edges of your sidewalk and driveway filled with lilies, milkweed, and lupines. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: It’s not easy saying goodbye to our beloved pets

June 1, 2018 It was day three, and I knew it was time. Three days earlier, my beautiful dog Molly refused to eat. more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Summer of the Big Read

May 25, 2018 People who came to our recent readers’ party all said they enjoyed themselves and were leaving with ideas for books they want to borrow. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Volunteers step in to help green Keene

May 25, 2018 A vision of the Common Ground Alliance, the annual gathering of the political, environmental, and economic leadership and related stakeholders of the Adirondack region, is healthy communities and... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: 1940s memories of Ogdensburg’s nursing school

May 25, 2018 OGDENSBURG — The first hospital in St. Lawrence County was opened in 1885 by an order of Canadian Catholic nuns. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The royal wedding

May 25, 2018 Hey, Prince Harry of England just married an American gal last weekend. Did you hear about it? I was up early that Saturday, as always. I can’t sleep in anymore. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Garden club 85 and growing strong

May 18, 2018 For 85 years, the Garden Club of Lake Placid has been beautifying the streets, homes and shorelines of their communit. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: From family farm to special education teacher

May 18, 2018 HAMMOND — Jennifer McGregor still lives on the McGregor family farm where she grew up on Pleasant Valley Road in Hammond, a town perched on the S. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Bobbing and weaving with modern technology

May 18, 2018 Grandchildren are the link between the aging Baby Boom generation and today’s rapidly advancing global technology. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Zonta Club of the Adirondacks goes to the UN

May 18, 2018 Five members of the Zonta Club of the Adirondacks recently spent three days in New York City attending the 62nd annual session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held at... more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary Club gives Emma Bishop the Kate Smith Scholarship

May 18, 2018 Every year the Lake Placid Rotary Club remembers the accomplishments of long-time summer resident, Kate Smith (1907-1986) by annually awarding the Kate Smith Scholarship. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Author explains the ‘Green Book’ to students

May 11, 2018 Today, finding a place to stay when planning a trip to most places in the United States is no big deal. There are websites like and booking. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Chocolate lover turns passion into North Creek business

May 11, 2018 NORTH CREEK — Debbie Morris decided 10 years ago to turn her passion for chocolate into a business. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Flat hair, cash only and generators after the storm

May 11, 2018 My friend Flora turned to me as she was entering the Keene Post Office. “Isn’t it amazing how we come to depend on these things!” she said. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Saturday afternoon at the opera in Lake Placid

May 4, 2018 Opera has magnificent singing, often imaginative sets and uplifting music, superb acting, sometimes a bit of dancing, and, more often than not, relatively simplistic story lines. more »»



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