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ON THE SCENE: Highlights from 2014

January 8, 2015 Reading the Lake Placid News highlights for 2014 caused me to look through my own columns and consider some of the highlights that I covered. more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: Willie Janeway, Adirondack Council

January 8, 2015 (This is the first part of a two-part interview. The second part will be published in the Jan. 16 issu. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Reversing history

January 8, 2015 The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and of the anti-communist revolution in central and eastern Europe was celebrated worldwide. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Crime dropping in our brave new world

January 8, 2015 Good news for 2015! Crime in the United States is down. more »»


January 8, 2015 This week, we explore the history of the Olympic Region from the archives of the Lake Placid News. Search the online Lake Placid News archives at NYS Historic Newspapers (http://nyshistoricnewspapers. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Steam cleaning oneself for the new year

December 31, 2014 On average every 10 days, but once a week if we can, Dan Plumley and I do a Russian-style banya either just together or with others when we can round them up. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Father Time, Baby New Year

December 31, 2014 Happy new year! Father Time and Baby New Year are images commonly seen this time of year. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Moms debate toys in no-man’s land

December 31, 2014 As I write this column, we are in that strange no-man’s land between Christmas and the new year. There is always such a terrific buildup to Christmas, and then it is just—gone. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: An inventor's tale

December 31, 2014 Apparently, research professors, like old soldiers, never die. They don’t even fade away. They just keep busy in their laboratories, and go on inventing new things. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: New Year’s Day brunch at home

December 31, 2014 “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. more »»

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 »»



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