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WORLD FOCUS: International ‘Shark Tank’ competition

August 18, 2017 The audience at the packed Commonwealth Auditorium at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where the Student Research Shark Tank competition took place, was primed for an excitin... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s drive time; put the pedal to the metal

August 18, 2017 Nothing is as annoying as other people’s driving. Road rage probably predates the horse and buggy. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Sinfonietta ends season as music director announces departure after 2018

August 18, 2017 LAKE PLACID —The Lake Placid Sinfonietta at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts on Sunday, Au. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Stewart and Dana present ‘Form and Energy’ at LPCA

August 11, 2017 Ever look down into a vernal pool, maybe with a magnifying glass? It’s teaming with life. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: Firefighting artifact

August 11, 2017 RAY BROOK — It’s been a fairly wet spring and summer this year, but when it gets dry for weeks at a time, the New York State Forest Rangers keep a close watch on forest fire danger in the Adirondacks. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: They’re not terrorists, Jimmy, just tourists

August 11, 2017 August in the Adirondacks. Parents from all over the United States and Canada are taking their vacations from work, packing their children into the car and swarming up North. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Learn more about planting pollinators

August 11, 2017 The Lake Placid Fourth of July parade had no shortage of marchers and fun. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: A day in the life of a museum CEO

August 11, 2017 The recent announcement by Mitchell Reiss, president and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, that the Foundation will outsource management of its commercial operations, and “focus on our... more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Sinfonietta’s ‘legacy’ night shows depth, future

August 11, 2017 LAKE PLACID—It was largely a harrowing experience kept all in the family. The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Music Director Ron Spigelman, devoted its Sunday, Aug. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Time for a little forest bathing

August 3, 2017 Have you heard of forest bathing? It’s the literal translation of a program developed in Japan for experiencing nature as a means of de-stressing one’s life. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: ‘Peyton Place’ revisited ... in Lake Placid

August 3, 2017 Occasionally, some movies have a lasting impact on viewers, altering their thinking and even influencing choices in their lives. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Time plays tricks on the memory juice

August 3, 2017 Memory and perception are illusive, and not only for the aged. Even children are suggestible and can be influenced by various factors that affect memory. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Joyce Yang gives electrifying piano performance

August 3, 2017 LAKE PLACID—The ending notwithstanding, it was still a concert worth going to see. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: A musical evening away from Ironman

July 30, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta on Sunday, July 23 demonstrated again that it can hold its own with just its regular personnel without any community choirs, Celtic dancers or celebrity... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Adirondackers lobby for the arts in Washington, D.C.

July 27, 2017 North Country arts organizations have three great champions representing us in Washington, D.C.: senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Use me, don’t abuse me

July 27, 2017 A little over a year ago, I was rather forced into signing up to Facebook because videos of some newly born puppies I was considering were being posted there each wee. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: William Holden’s Safari Lodge

July 27, 2017 Ellen Jaronczyk of Williamsburg shared with me a series of exquisite wildlife photos shot by her brother-in-law, Dr. Joe Sack, a retired psychiatris. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Ironman for the T-rex? Not likely.

July 27, 2017 Well, finally. More dinosaur news. It’s been years since I wrote anything about dinosaurs. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Students attend Rotary Youth Leadership Academy

July 27, 2017 Three students from the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake high schools joined 22 other junior and senior high school students for the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy held June 24-26 at Paul Smith’s... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Roundtable speaker: Republican Party is the party of Robert Taft

July 20, 2017 The Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln or Reagan; it’s now the party of Robert Taft, according to Nicole Hemmer, author of “Messengers of the Right” and assistant professor of... more »»



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