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LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Frozen fun on Mirror Lake

February 12, 2015 This time of year, it can be hard to get outside, especially when temperatures dip below zero. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Bitter tears

February 12, 2015 Britain and much of the world recently marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. more »»


February 12, 2015 This week, we explore the history of the Olympic Region from the archives of the Lake Placid News ( 35 years ago — Fe. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: For Valentine’s Day, drink your chocolate

February 12, 2015 This Saturday is Valentine’s Day! But it’s also the day of the Winter Carnival Parade — and it promises to be a cold one! So my suggestion is: drink you chocolate — hot! Global warming aside, it ha... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Aging one step at a time, Neighborhood House

February 5, 2015 During my annual physical, Doc Josh often says to me that getting older isn’t for the faint of heart. As one ages, one has to make all manner of adjustments that one rarely considers when young. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Defending the devil

February 5, 2015 Peter Robinson is an American criminal defense lawyer, a former federal prosecutor who has become a much sought after and celebrated defense counsel to top-level war criminals facing charges at the... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: A G-rated look at the letter X

February 5, 2015 X: the 24th and the most elusive, most mysterious letter of the alphabet! Oh, sure, A is number one, but so dreadfully commonplace. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid Elementary School Counseling Program

February 5, 2015 I am often asked about my role as a school counselor, and appreciate the invitation to share my enthusiasm for my work. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Visioning a future for a Keene Valley church

January 29, 2015 Officials at the Keene Valley Congregational Church have a big decision to make that will impact their mission and finances for decades to come, and that is, what to do with the manse. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: He Zhenliang and the 1980 Winter Olympics

January 29, 2015 The passing of He Zhenliang in Beijing at age 85 may have gone unnoticed in most parts of the world, except that he was an individual who is credited with bringing back 1 billion people into the fol... more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Shore owner and homeowner guide

January 29, 2015 It is obvious our main tourist season is during the summer months, when Mirror Lake is warm and Main Street is crawling with tourists. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The secret life of dogs, goats and cats

January 29, 2015 January in the Adirondacks. It’s cold outside. A lot of humans I know would prefer to be inside the house where it’s warm, but their dogs? Not so much. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Twitter a 21st century classroom tool

January 29, 2015 Technology and globalization have dramatically transformed our economy in the decades since the 1970s. The needs of the labor market have also changed and quickly at that. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Enjoy a winter superfood, carrots

January 29, 2015 Another winter superfood, carrots are one of our most popular vegetables —?and one of the sweetest. Of all veggies, only beets contain more natural sugar. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Northwood pond hockey

January 22, 2015 Have you ever strapped on a pair of skates, grabbed a stick, and played hockey with a bunch of friends on a cleared bit of lake or pond, or flooded back yard? The teams are often a mix of ages,... more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: Willie Janeway, Adirondack Council, part 2

January 22, 2015 (This is the second part of a two-part interview. The first part was published in the Jan. 9 issue. more »»


January 22, 2015 This week, we explore the history of the Olympic Region from the archives of the Lake Placid News. Search the online Lake Placid News archives at NYS Historic Newspapers (nyshistoricnewspapers. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Blindsided

January 22, 2015 President Franklin D. Roosevelt often used his Fireside Chats to explain to the nation complex political issues. To make the issue easily understood, he used parables — succinct, didactic stories. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: This is where the gypsy psychic comes in

January 22, 2015 What do gypsy fortune tellers, ghosts, Bigfoot, aliens and demons have in common? Not much, except that they are all part of our popular culture, our Twentieth Century pagan mythology. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Film magic

January 15, 2015 There’s nothing like settling down on a nasty day curled up next to a fire with a great book. more »»



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