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ON THE SCENE: Opening hearts and doors for refugees

January 21, 2016 What level of violence and fear would drive you to let your middle school kids travel north 1,000 miles from home, knowing they will likely be raped along the way? What level of destruction of you... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Curmudgeons are loving that $#@! Facebook

January 21, 2016 Curmudgeons, rejoice—but don’t let on. Just mumble your thanks surreptitiously into your oatmeal. If you don’t clean your glasses, no one will be able to detect the gleam in your eye. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: 35 years of punditry, part 2

January 21, 2016 During my 35 years of punditry at the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette, I wrote almost 1,500 columns. The subject often happened to be the portrayal of accomplished individuals. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Enjoying the January Jams, rain or shine

January 14, 2016 The Donald couldn’t make the January Jams at the Recovery Lounge this year, though there was a sizable turnout waiting in anticipation. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: There’s still time to prepare for the Year of the Fire Monkey

January 14, 2016 Don’t give up on making good in the new year! Yes, 2016 began Jan. 1, but never fear. We still have the Chinese New Year to prepare for, and this time we will be celebrating the Year of the Monkey. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Museum hosting Trivia Night

January 14, 2016 The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is hosting a Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: 35 years of punditry, part 1

January 14, 2016 It was 35 years ago that my first World Focus column was published in the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette. Since then, almost 1,500 of my columns have been published in the two paper. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Put on a kettle of soup during a cold, winter’s day

January 14, 2016 On a cold January day in the North Country, what better way to warm up than with soup? Make a pot in the morning and reheat when coming in from skiing, sledding or other winter fun. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Holiday magic

January 7, 2016 Golfing at Christmas is not unheard in Lake Placid, but it’s rare and rarer still when the grass is green, Mirror Lake canoeable, and people are out wearing T-shirts and shorts. more »»

Skaters ring in the new year

January 7, 2016 Cheerful skaters from near and far celebrated New Year’s Eve in Lake Placid by skating on the glistening Olympic Speedskating Oval during the annual Skate into the New Year event. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: The Portable Pantry

January 7, 2016 With the History Museum being closed for the season, we are excited to plan a new Lake Placid timeline exhibit for the 2016 seaso. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Perception matters

January 7, 2016 According to the latest survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, America’s international image remains strong around the world. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: This is virgin territory, folks

January 7, 2016 It is 6 o’clock on a January morning, and the new year is a big empty field that stretches to the horizon. It snowed last night, and I am the first one up. No one has stepped on the new snow. more »»

ON THE SCENE: A winning heart

December 31, 2015 Alese Smith has heart. So, too, does her dad, mom, and siblings. The Smiths are a remarkable family by any measur. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Resolving this and resolving that for 2016

December 31, 2015 Friday is the first day of 2016. New beginnings are hopeful, I find. Even as I make fun of New Year’s resolutions every year, I am secretly working up my own list. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: What are the top U.S. concerns?

December 31, 2015 The unfolding presidential sweepstakes seems to be a good opportunity to assess the State of the Union. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Dip into 2016 with rich, creamy fondue

December 31, 2015 New Year traditions and foods vary from country to country. Germans serve green cabbage for financial gain. more »»

ON THE SCENE: The Empire returns

December 24, 2015 At its heart, the first “Star Wars” episode was a great story, a story of age-old good and evil, the little guy taking on the big bully, love and loss — though taking place in a galaxy far, far awa. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Christmas 2015

December 24, 2015 Christmastime. People are relaxed and friendly, whether they know each other or not. It’s a great time to be in the Adirondacks, even if there isn’t any snow. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Look for a partner, not friend, in Russia

December 24, 2015 “I started out in Kentucky and then went to Indiana University. Along the way I came to a conviction, exactly how and why doesn’t matter that American national security runs through Moscow. more »»



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