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ON THE SCENE: Hard work pays off for Holderied family

December 24, 2014 Siphoning gas enabled Winnie and Stefanie Holdereid, escorted by their hometown friend Horst Weber, to get from Lake George to Lake Placid. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Family Christmas from years ago

December 24, 2014 The first Christmas I remember, I got an Effanbee baby doll. I remember the Christmas tree with the colored lights and ornaments, many of which were made of glass thinner than eggshells. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Torture report

December 24, 2014 Initially I was reluctant to comment on the Senate report that provides a comprehensive public accounting of the interrogation methods used by the CIA after the terrorist attacks of Sep. 11, 2001. more »»

LIFETALK: Staying alive

December 24, 2014 Last month after being possessed by a horrible siege of shingles I decided to recommit myself to an accordingly simplified, more mindful and reprioritized approach to staying alive and fully... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Joy to the Children

December 18, 2014 Joy to the Children has become a festive institution, a mega holiday celebration that brings together the community to support arts programming for children by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: To snow or not to snow ...

December 18, 2014 As another winter season begins, all eyes are on the weather forecast, and winter sports enthusiasts have begun to do their snow dances in hopes of bringing significant snowfall and cold temperature... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Snow day an early Christmas present

December 18, 2014 Students across the North Country were saddened last week when classes at area schools were cancelled due to inclement weather. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: A Swede in Williamsburg

December 18, 2014 Jimmy Ericsson, a Swedish exchange student at the College of William & Mary, assumed that skydiving for the first time would be his most memorable experience during his stay in Williamsburg. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Students take on organics recycling

December 18, 2014 Since there are no active landfills in the Adirondack Park, residents are forced to pay fees to have their waste trucked to distant communitie. more »»

Celebrating Downton Abbey in downtown Placid

December 18, 2014 LAKE PLACID — The first installment of Downton Abbey’s upcoming Season 5 does not disappoint. more »»


December 18, 2014 This week, we explore the history of the Olympic Region from the archives of the Lake Placid News every quarter century for the past 100 years. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Millennials, the Adirondacks are a comin’

December 11, 2014 Collaboration was the lead message coming out of the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages annual meeting held in Lake George Monday, Dec. . more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Keep your dough soft, sugar

December 11, 2014 Christmas is coming, and there are too many things to do. A little girl told me, “I am running around like a turtle with its head cut off,” which perfectly describes the state I’m in. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Israel in the mind of America

December 11, 2014 Earlier this year, Mitchell Reiss, at that time still president of the prestigious Washington College in Maryland now serving as President and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, was asked... more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Partnerships and progress

December 11, 2014 We all know the main draw of tourists to our town is our beautiful landscapes and lake. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Taking Rachel’s Challenge

December 11, 2014 On Friday, Oct. 3, two Rachel’s Challenge programs were presented to our students. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: St. Hubert’s and St. Eustace

December 5, 2014 Over the past few weeks, some new postcards from the Stedman and Moses Collection of glass plate negatives have been circulating around tow. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Unintended consequences

December 5, 2014 After the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, the majority of TV talking heads, commentators and pundits viewed the events that took place on the night of Nov. 9. more »»


December 5, 2014 This week, we explore the history of the Olympic Region from the archives of the Lake Placid News every quarter century for the past 100 years. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!

December 5, 2014 I was watching a documentary show on television where this freight train in California went out of control and it just kept going faster and faster and the engineer was signalling “Mayday! Mayday!”... more »»



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