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ON THE SCENE: Volunteers make Ironman work

August 6, 2012 Each year approximate 3,600 people volunteer to support the 2,600 athletes during Ironman. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: I have joined the club

August 6, 2012 Everywhere I go now, thanks to Facebook, as well as the small-town information network of Keene and, to a lesser extent, this column, people congratulate me. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Revisited history

August 6, 2012 Walter A. Morris, the retired vice president and general counsel of Con Edison of New York in a recent essay revisited history and concluded that his previous assessment of Robert F. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Racing because lives depend on it

August 6, 2012 “Do you know what it is like to get 10 to 15 guys out practicing two nights a week? They have a lot of heart,” said Pete Roberts of the Turtles, the racing team for the Louisville Volunteer Fire... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Why complain about zucchini?

August 6, 2012 We all know that two wrongs don’t make a right, but then again, as Ma used to say in Laura Ingills Wilder’s “Little House” books, there’s no great loss without some small gain. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Cold War memories

August 6, 2012 Nowadays, the primary concern of Michael Richardson, operational test director at the U. S. Transportation Security Administration, is air-travel securit. more »»

ON THE SCENE: The Horse Shows in Lake Placid; where connections matter

August 6, 2012 Did you ever watch the fluidity of Olympic pairs skaters, the strength in motion, the total trust and how each partner fully commits him or herself to the other? The Hunter and Grand Prix equine... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Can you picture this?

August 6, 2012 I 'm sorting through some photographs, which is the most strenuous activity I am capable of in this heat. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Report from the homestead: Part II

August 6, 2012 In my previous column, I have described the reaction of numerous readers of my new book, “Reports from a Distant Place,” a compilation of my Virginia Gazette and Lake Placid News columns that deal... more »»

ON THE SCENE: I Love BBQ Fest: these kids can really cook

August 6, 2012 Kids can cook. I mean REALLY cook. That is the message coming out of the Lake Placid I Love BBQ Festival’s Junior World Championships held on the Olympic Oval last weeken. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s the good ol’ summer-time in The Valley

August 6, 2012 Summer has definitely arrived in the town of Keene. Lines at the Valley Grocery go right around the store at closing time. People are arriving in town in cars and SUVs and on motorcycles. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The unseen Alistair Cooke

August 6, 2012 Those, unaware of Alistair Cooke’s accomplishments must be very young or have lived their lives as hermits during the past half century. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid’s 110th

August 6, 2012 Matt Clark has the distinction of being the only person sent to the principal’s office eight times in one day, such are the tidbits of local lore I learned at the 110th Celebration of Lake Placid... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Waiting for the next bear sighting

August 6, 2012 I lived in the Adirondack Park for 10 years before I saw a bear. People all around me were seeing bears. It's not as if bears are exactly the shy denizens of the forest. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Report from the homestead: Part I

August 6, 2012 Following the recent publication of my book, “Reports from a Distant Place,” a compilation of my Virginia Gazette and Lake Placid News columns that dealt with survival during the Holocaust and life... more »»

COMMENTARY: Ironman, more than just a race

August 1, 2012 I admit it. When I first moved up to the area, I stayed away from Lake Placid and the surrounding area on Ironman weeken. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Healing a soul wound

June 11, 2012 One of the largest gatherings to honor those from Keene who have died in service to our nation was held at the Keene Veteran’s Memorial near the base of Spruce Hill on Monday, Memorial Day. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Bridging the past

June 11, 2012 Whenever I travel, I pay special attention to structures of historical significance. To my dismay, many are dilapidated and often beyond repair. more »»

MARTHA SEZ:Turkey vultures and a dab of WD-40

June 11, 2012 Although it hardly seems possible, this weekend begins the official June garage sale season. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Honoring volunteering

June 11, 2012 Have you ever thought what our town would be like without volunteers? There is not a single event or not for profit agency that could exist without volunteers. more »»



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