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ON THE SCENE: Keene Valley Congregational Church embraces ‘open and affirming’ for LGBQTI community

October 12, 2018 The United Church of Christ states on its website that it seeks to be “Multiracial, Multicultural, Open and Affirming, accessible to all — a church where everyone is welcome.” On Sunday, Oct. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘People ... are apt to give geese too little credit for showmanship’

October 12, 2018 Wasn’t Columbus Day weekend perfect? The Keene Events and Tourism Committee (KECT) couldn’t have planned it any better, even if we had an Events and Tourism Committee, which we don’t. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Popular Zonta event ‘Autumn A La Carte’ is back

October 12, 2018 On Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Cub Lane, Lake Placid, Zonta Club of the Adirondacks will host its second annual “Autumn A La Carte” gala. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Walkers head Out of the Darkness in Lake Placid

October 5, 2018 On a cold, overcast day more than 200 people gathered for the 10th anniversary of the North Country Out of Darkness Walk held on the Olympic Speedskating Oval in Lake Placid followed by a mass walk... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘There has always been something shady about the gypsy’

October 5, 2018 What do gypsy fortune tellers, ghosts, Bigfoot, aliens and demons have in common? Not much, except that they are all part of our popular culture, our 20th century pagan mythology. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Summer slips away for local gardeners

October 5, 2018 Summer is slipping, or blowing away. The thermometer is gradually showing lower temperatures and you are reaching for a blanket at night. more »»

ARTIST PROFILE: Brian Heinz keeps churning out tales

September 28, 2018 WILMINGTON— Brian Heinz may beg to differ with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s assertion, “There are no second acts in American lives. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Health care on the global stage

September 28, 2018 The water crisis and empowering women are two topics highlighted at C3 2018, “Moving Healthcare, Commerce and Philanthropy beyond Bilateral Borders,” the sixth summit on international cooperation o... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Put those white shoes away for leaf season

September 28, 2018 All right, everyone, put away your white shoes. Labor Day is over, and Columbus Day is right around the corner. Leaf season is beginning. It’s time to admit summer is over. more »»


September 28, 2018 I visited friends of mine years ago and was looking forward to spending time with them and their dog Jasmine. We enjoyed our evening meal together, ending with a cup of tea prior to bedtime. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: School board has 6 strategic priorities

September 28, 2018 As your Lake Placid Central School Board of Education president, I welcome you to the 2018-19 school year. more »»

GUEST COMMENTARY: Vote against attack on democracy

September 28, 2018 It should be obvious by now, at least to all but Trump’s most zealous supporters, that our democracy is suffering death by a thousand cuts, and the midterm elections in November represent the last... more »»

The history of Uihlein Mercy Center

September 28, 2018 Uihlein Mercy Center (now Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid) celebrates 50 years in 2018. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Using the arts to foster health

September 21, 2018 Last week when Hurricane Florence was increasing from a category 1 to a category 4 behemoth barreling toward the Carolinas, with its landfall and direction once on shore unknown, I was in Washington... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: We hear the expression ‘fake news’ all the time these days

September 21, 2018 Some of my favorite stories turn out not to be true. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Businesses turn apples into cider and wine

September 21, 2018 NORFOLK — A lot of fruits won’t reliably grow in this climate — peaches, oranges, the truly elusive mango. But apples we’ve got. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Work, play, give in Southeast Asia

September 21, 2018 For the past four years, I’ve traveled to Southeast Asia with a group near and dear to my heart. more »»

SAVOR THE SEASON: Enjoy three winter squash recipes for the harvest season

September 21, 2018 One of my fondest and early memories of squash is of when my mother used to prepare roasted acorn squash. The days had grown shorter, the nights had gotten cooler, and fall had surely arrived. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Remembering My Lai

September 14, 2018 Fifty years ago, one of the more horrific atrocities of humanity took place in the tiny Vietnamese village of My Lai under the auspices of the American military; a massacre that took the lives of up... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Making Braman’s brush blocks in Carthage

September 14, 2018 CARTHAGE — If you were walking through downtown Carthage in Jefferson County 120 years ago, you would have seen dozens of wood-based factories — making everything from paper to department store boxe... more »»



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