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MARTHA SEZ: Take my annoying birds ... please

June 6, 2014 Blackbirds, starlings, grackles, cowbirds. They migrate together, and their arrival is one of the earliest signs of spring in the North Country. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Running of the cows

May 29, 2014 Cows run. They also hop about, kick up their heels, and act like school kids released for their summer holiday. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Who is that old bird?

May 29, 2014 Will you still need me, will you still feed me ... We thought it would never happen, didn’t we? Not to us. When I’m 64 — ha ha! What a joke. We thought we would never be 64. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Doing good in the world

May 29, 2014 While having breakfast at the Chickahominy House on Jamestown Road, the late Bernard Rapoport enlightened his friends often about what it means “to live the American dream. more »»

LIFETALK: The walking cure

May 29, 2014 If you enjoy walking, have good intentions and are willing and able to pay attention to another person, you have a very powerful treatment for demoralization — both yours and your partners’ — in you... more »»

Blame or credit: My time at the News

May 29, 2014 (Editor’s note: This column ran in the centennial edition of the Lake Placid News in 2005.) I have to either blame or credit the Lake Placid News for starting me on a writing career. more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: Horse Show Chairman Richard Feldman

May 23, 2014 Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn spoke with Lake Placid Horse Show Association Board Chairman Richard Feldman on Friday, May 16 at the Lake Placid News office LPN: Please talk about the... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Dining about town

May 22, 2014 I had this friend, an actor, who loved to look through people’s closets and medicine cabinets. We’d moved people back in my starving artist days in New Yor. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Icelandic model

May 22, 2014 Joshua Fleitman, a junior at the College of William & Mary, in his award-winning essay published in the spring issue of the Monitor, the journal of International Studies at W&M, wrote, “In September... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Schools districts and their mind-boggling spending plans

May 22, 2014 On May 20, in school districts all across New York state, proposed school budgets were either endorsed or rejected by voter. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Asparagus: King of spring

May 22, 2014 It’s finally here! Yesterday we harvested a couple stalks of asparagus and had the first asparagus sandwich with grilled chees. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Extraordinary ordinary people

May 15, 2014 We often celebrate extraordinary people, but often it is the ordinary person who does the extraordinary that really deserves our praise the most. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: The Olympic prison

May 15, 2014 Of all the Olympic Villages built for past Games, the one built for athletes of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid has one of the most unique stories to tell. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Crisis management

May 15, 2014 Edward Lozansky, founder and president of the American University in Moscow, is deeply distressed over the crisis in Ukraine. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Can’t that woman control her children?’ The answer is ...

May 15, 2014 Babies are behaving badly across America — and quite possibly around the world — despite the sincere attempts of some young parents to control them. more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston

May 8, 2014 Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn spoke with town of Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston on Thursday, May 1 at his office in the Wilmington Community Center. more »»

ON THE SCENE: The Grand Hike

May 8, 2014 Most people who hike the Adirondacks think in terms of climbing a mountain, say Marcy, Cascade, Giant or Gothics. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Public diplomacy

May 8, 2014 Mike Holtzman, president of BLJ Worldwide, one of America’s most prestigious public relations concerns, told the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette, “Despite the failures of the U.S. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Garden party anyone?

May 8, 2014 A slow, grudging spring like the one we are experiencing does not inspire us to plan for outdoor entertainmen. more »»

Garden Club of Lake Placid NEWS

May 8, 2014 Tip of the Month Place a penny in the vase with your store-bought tulips/roses to prevent them from getting droopy. more »»



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