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October 31, 2013 Most Americans are unfamiliar with this colorful cousin of green head cabbage, except for the classic Iceberg salad mixes which now include a little shredded red cabbage for color. more »»

ROCK DOC: One big eruption

October 31, 2013 When I was a child, I read a lot of murder mysteries. At a young age I favored the books featuring Miss Marple by Agatha Christie. more »»

Olympic sculptures

October 25, 2013 Last month we introduced our readers to a brief history of the relationship between Fine Arts and the modern Olympics, an often overlooked aspect of the Game. more »»

ON THE SCENE: How did your garden grow?

October 25, 2013 How did your garden grow? In Keene, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Paul Smiths, Minerva, Bolton Landing, and an increasing number of other Adirondack villages and hamlets residents are coming together t... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Politics and Halloween. A scary mix

October 25, 2013 Every time I turn on the television or listen to the radio, I hear how outraged people are that they cannot visit national monuments and parks or museums. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The first eight centuries

October 25, 2013 Readers of Prof. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Creating Champions for Peace

October 18, 2013 “This is my hope for the future,” said Karen Edwards of Paul Smith College, who in her spare times serves as the director of admissions for the Future Generations Graduate School. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The leaves have fallen and the clock is ticking

October 18, 2013 Columbus Day weekend is upon is, just a little too late, as usual, for peak leaf color. more »»


October 18, 2013 During my decades of punditry at the Weekender, the Lake Placid News and The Virginia Gazette, I have written more than 2,000 column. more »»

ON THESCENE: Picasso bucks

October 15, 2013 “Picasso bucks?” said Chris Irwin. “Picasso bolts,” said his owner Emmy Pavelka. “Whenever anyone tries to get on to ride him, he bolts. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The vastness of space, and of the world of data

October 15, 2013 The Internet certainly is a wonder. It used to be, when I wanted to research a subject, I would have to go to a university library. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The year 1848

October 15, 2013 Chadia Mansour, of Tunisia, who taught Arabic at the College of William & Mary, recalled that on Jan. 13. 2011. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Bar hopping for history

September 24, 2013 “I suspect that you have had the experience of going from bar to bar before and I know I have seen Sue at a couple different establishments in a given evening,” I said to Glen Cameron as he, his wif... more »»

OLYMPIC MUSEUM: The Olympics and art

September 24, 2013 When you hear the word Olympic, what do you think? Recently at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum we surveyed our visitors and asked them that question. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: What not to wear post Labor Day

September 24, 2013 All right, everybody, put away your white shoes. Labor Day is ove. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The most influential women

September 24, 2013 The highly respected National Journal has recently named Denise Feriozzi, a graduate of the College of William and Mary, one of the 25 most influential women in America, under the age of 35. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Ainana’s great adventure

September 4, 2013 One of the lesser-known cultural jewels of our region is the Lake Placid School of Ballet. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s from a book whose title is way too long

September 4, 2013 The more I hear about all of the new, improved ways to preserve and prepare the food we eat, as well as the cosmetics and toiletries we use on our bodies, the more nostalgic I grow for the good old... more »»

It’s Our History: History is H.I.P.

September 4, 2013 History is fun! History is cool! History is H.I.P.! OK, well, maybe that last one is a stretch. But for this summer’s group of nine local youth, a week spent at History in Progress (H.I.P. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Surveillance qualms

September 4, 2013 A good part of my life was spent living under Nazi and Communist dictatorships. Thus, no wonder that I am hypersensitive to any threat that would endanger the civil liberties of American citizens. more »»



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