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NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Bill Balling on working the farrier trade in Hermon

May 4, 2018 HERMON — Bill Balling describes himself as a “late back-to-the-lander.” In 1979, he and his young family moved from New Jersey up to Northern New York, to the town of Hermon in St. Lawrence Count. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Mayday, mayday, mayday! The bugs are coming.

May 4, 2018 Hurray hurray, the first of May! Yes, as I write this, it is the first day of May and we are all hoping that the weather will reflect the calendar dat. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: April showers to bring plenty of work for gardeners

May 4, 2018 In spite of the late April snow, spring is here. It is such a joy to see buds on the lilacs and azaleas, and some green grass poking up through the dead leaves that did not get raked last fall. more »»

FROM THE FIELD: Be considerate — it’s mud season

April 28, 2018 Having officially entered the Adirondacks’ fifth season — mud — it can be tempting to get out and enjoy the longer days and warmer sun. more »»

ON THE SCENE: By any measure

April 27, 2018 By any measure, CorrieAnne Stoner and Miles Warner of Keene are two very exceptional youths deserving our highest praise and suppor. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The Greatest Generation and spring cleaning

April 27, 2018 After a long, cold winter, everyone here seems happy to welcome spring. It’s the third week of April, and this is the first time we’ve seen the sun for as long as we can remember. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Keeping a promise

April 27, 2018 It’s been many years now since I volunteered at one of our local shelters, but I remember well the consequences of the less desirable dogs and cat. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Challenges of incarcerating youth in New York

April 20, 2018 If all goes according to plan, next October the Adirondack Correctional Facility in Ray Brook will have converted from a medium-security adult to a juvenile detention facility for 16- and... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: North Country at Work launches story, photo archive

April 20, 2018 CANTON — Have you ever seen a picture of a 600-pound sturgeon? How about an 1890s butter plant, or a mail boat making the rounds on Cranberry Lake? Those are the sorts of things you’ll find in our... more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Readers’ party set for Lake Placid library

April 20, 2018 It’s not a book club, it’s not a reading and there’s nothing to buy. It’s a readers’ part. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Maple syrup was a calling for Quayles after retirement

April 20, 2018 What comes to mind when you think of retirement? Playing golf, enjoying the grandkids, and generally looking for ways to enjoy the easy life. Not the case for Randy and Sibyl Quayle. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Don’t blame me — it was meant to be

April 20, 2018 What do gypsy fortune tellers, ghosts, Bigfoot, aliens, evil entities and demons have in common? Not much, except that they are all part of our popular culture. more »»

ON THE SCENE: LPCA exhibit showcases how some use art for healing

April 13, 2018 The joint exhibit of paintings by Sheila Pritchard, masks created by veterans at St. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Club recognizes 12 women

April 13, 2018 The Zonta Club of the Adirondacks’s First Annual R.O.S.E. Award Ceremony in honor of International Women’s Day was held on March 8 at Heaven Hill Farm. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Dave Walker has meat cutting in his blood

April 13, 2018 LAKE PLACID — It’s not as easy to find a small, independent butcher shop as it used to be. Chain grocery stores rule the marke. more »»

ON THE SCENE: On becoming a Fire Company Officer 1

April 6, 2018 Imagine that you’re the fire chief facing a fire such as the ones that consumed the Valley Grocery, Mirror Lake Inn, and Lake Placid Lodge. Reinforcements are coming in to help. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Leaving the fruit trees of California for my home in Keene Valley

April 6, 2018 Today I am leaving California and flying back to Upstate New York. In California, oranges and lemons grow on trees. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Life on the South Carolina beach

April 6, 2018 I’m listening to a piano tune called “Winter” as I rest here on my deck with my two dogs facing the southern Adirondack sky. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene students share the life and time of artist Frida Kahlo

March 30, 2018 Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was one of the more engaging artists of the 20th century. more »»



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