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IT'S OUR HISTORY: The off season in Lake Placid

February 6, 2014 Two years ago, the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society installed a new exhibit titled “ICE” and exhibited photographs and documents explaining the impact ice has had on our region through the... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Beyond duty

February 6, 2014 While reading Robert M. Gates’ new book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” I wasn’t surprised at all by his forthright and revealing account of his four-and-a-half years as defense secretar. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Cheer up with a pagan holiday

February 6, 2014 My mother hated February. Had she lived somewhere in the South, I’m sure she would have felt differently, but February in Michigan depressed her. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Helping Hospice with music

January 30, 2014 Kathy Kernan of her and her husband Milton Dudley’s experience during a Friday, Jan. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Sochi controversy

January 30, 2014 The U. S. Department of State recently issued an official travel alert to Americans who plan to attend the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Cellphones, ‘It’ and Gov. Cuomo

January 30, 2014 If you want to ask me something, come where I am. Don’t yell from one end of the house to the othe. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Hot beverages to warm you up

January 30, 2014 Carnival time is here again. We’ve survived another Polar Vortex. Snowflakes dance outside and there are many fun-filled outdoor events. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Olympic memories shared at memorabilia show

January 23, 2014 Denise Bujold’s most memorable 1980 Olympic moment was being stuck on Mill Hill in a bus. “I said to the driver, ‘We have to get to the opening ceremony! We have a lot of important people here. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Space missions, life in isolation

January 23, 2014 The Discovery Channel, in a news release, urged viewers to realize that although space travel looks easy on TV and in movies, in reality it causes both short-term and long-term problems for a... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Goodbye snake, hello horse

January 23, 2014 It is now time to prepare for the year of the horse, which begins, according to the Chinese zodiac, on Jan. 31, 2014. more »»

LIFETALK: Morbid obesity: Is there a cure without bariatric surgery?

January 23, 2014 The morbidly obese comprise the fastest growing weight group in America. About 5 percent of the American population is now morbidly obese, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 4. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Embracing small feet at the museum

January 17, 2014 For years, visitors to the Lake Placid Olympic Museum were greeted with, “Please don’t touch that. You can get into that bobsled, but that’s the only thing to touch. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The art of cheerleading

January 17, 2014 Cheerleading is as American as apple pie. One of the practitioners of the sport of cheerleading, from an early age on, has been Hannah Murphy. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Politics ain’t beanbag!

January 17, 2014 In all of the hoopla in the news last week about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the Port Authority, and of all the many statements Mr. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Rain didn't dampen spirits at Winterfest

January 17, 2014 The Adirondack Mountain Club’s (ADK’s) Winterfest on Saturday, Jan. 11 was wet but not washed out. more »»

ADIRONDACK GADABOUT: Thaws present economic threat

January 11, 2014 It appears we have already reached the point in the season when the annual January thaw sweeps through the region. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Jamming at the Recovery Lounge

January 9, 2014 Eyes were on the large black cat surveying the scene Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay for the first January Jam of the season. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Evil: The good, the bad and the ugly

January 9, 2014 The knowledge of good and bad is different from the knowledge of good and evil. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Purges past and present

January 9, 2014 I had not anticipated that one of my first columns of the New Year would be reflecting on an event that took place 62 years ago. more »»

AROUND AuSABLE: Benefits set for the Drakes

January 9, 2014 Our community was saddened to learn Howard and Amy Drake lost their home and all possessions to a fire a few days ago. Howard and Amy managed to escape with only the clothes on their backs. more »»



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