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ON THE SCENE: Gifts that keep on giving

December 8, 2016 When a disaster hits, like Tropical Storm Irene or a family losing their home to a fire, the Riverside Thrift Shop in Wilmington provides free access to clothing, kitchen items, sheets and blankets,... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Concerns of a Holocaust survivor

December 8, 2016 As readers of my Lake Placid News column and my book, “Reports from a Distant Place,” are aware of, I am a survivor of the Holocaust. I survived not only Hitler but also Stalin. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Lake Placid on the Silver Screen

December 8, 2016 Lake Placid may be quite a distance from Hollywood, but it played a part in early movie history. The snow, winter sports and mountains made the storylines come to life. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Missing Lila, the dog from Keene Valley

December 8, 2016 "It would carry off objects of which it grew fond, and protect them by dropping them into the pond. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Wolves aren’t the only animals that run in a pack

December 8, 2016 As a conclusion to our unit in ecology, our pack of eighth graders took an early morning trip to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene’s Bill Ferebee moving on

December 1, 2016 Monday, Nov. 28, was Bill Ferebee’s last day of work as the supervisor for the town of Keene and chairman of the Essex County Board of Supervisors. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: PTB conspiring against our Keene potatoes

December 1, 2016 A certain man once lost a diamond cuff-link in the wide blue sea, and 20 years later, on the exact day, a Friday apparently, he was eating a large fish but there was no diamond inside. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Internationalization of a university

December 1, 2016 According to Stephen Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Director of the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary, this year marks a major milestone for... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LP Elementary School hosts Mix It Up at Lunch

December 1, 2016 On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Lake Placid Elementary School joined schools across the nation in hosting a Mix It Up at Lunch event. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Corralling bear cubs in Keene Valley

November 25, 2016 Puppies, kittens, calves, fawns, chicks and bear cubs are all cute, but cubs can be a tad more destructive, particularly if they are hungry, have no mom to feed them and discover garbage neatly... more »»

GROWING UP IN LAKE PLACID: There’s history on that drummer’s new lakefront property

November 25, 2016 I gave up my weekly column in the Lake Placid News six years ago in order to finish and publish my book of the same name, “Growing Up in Lake Placid. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Are you eschewing the holidays? Bless you.

November 25, 2016 I don’t mean to alarm you, but holiday stress is real. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Spain’s pride: El Galeon

November 25, 2016 Soledad Gea Shaw isn’t the captain of the El Galeon Andalucia. But when the ship is in port, as it was recently at the Riverwalk Landing Piers in Yorktown, Virginia, she is in charge. more »»


November 25, 2016 I remember when my husband and I adopted our dog Molly 13-plus years ago. It was mid-February and we were having consecutively 20-plus below zero nights. It was a cold, cold winter. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Supporting local literacy efforts

November 25, 2016 Twice a year, the Lake Placid Rotary Club hosts a Trivia Night fundraiser for literacy projects, including Literacy Volunteers of Essex & Franklin Counties. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Four inducted into LP Hall of Fame

November 17, 2016 A tank full of escaped trout flopping about the lobby of the Holiday Inn was one of many memorable stories told by or about the four 2016 Hall of Fame inductees at a ceremony held for them at the... more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Painting ice at the Olympic Arena

November 17, 2016 The 1932 Olympic Arena in its heyday, featured elaborate shows with skaters gliding over ornately painted ice. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Lake Placid’s home economics history

November 17, 2016 The words “home economics” may bring back memories of classes in high school where groups would hover around sewing machines or several little kitchens, learning the basics of household skills. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: French and Indian War bateau from Lake George

November 17, 2016 ROTTERDAM — It doesn’t look like a boat anymore, but the wooden remnants of a bateau in the cavernous New York State Museum storage facility help tell the story of Great Britain’s North American... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: How U.S. democracy works, part 2

November 17, 2016 In last week’s column I quoted from the recent article by former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Robert E. more »»



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