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BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Students celebrate Cinco de Mayo with lessons, dancing

May 19, 2016 On Cinco de Mayo, May 5, the Lake Placid High School Spanish Culture Club went to the elementary school to teach a group of first graders in Senora Sarah Petrocci’s Spanish class about the Mexican... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Revolutionary Thinkers Award

May 19, 2016 In 2013, the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center at William & Mary’s School of Business initiated the Revolutionary Thinkers Award to recognize social, economic and business innovation. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Yes, men, our ladies’ rooms are exquisite

May 19, 2016 Because lately bathrooms have been so much in the news, I think it’s finally time to come clean and tell people who don’t know the facts about ladies’ rooms—in other words, men—the truth. more »»

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Army of volunteers needed for Ironman

May 19, 2016 By ANDY FLYNN Editor LAKE PLACID — It takes a small army of volunteers to host the Olympic Village’s biggest event of the year, the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Moving forward at John Brown Day

May 12, 2016 Sometimes when situations look bad, opportunities for moving forward present themselves. That happened a year ago for the board of John Brown Lives!. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Life ain’t so bad with those darn cell towers

May 12, 2016 I remember when cell service was the subject of intense debate here in Keene Valley. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The life of Robert Frost

May 12, 2016 “I would like readers of my biography to realize that Frost was a literary genius who persevered through repeated personal and family crises, and who, despite his flaws, deserves his reputation as... more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Service marks Garden Club’s activities

May 12, 2016 Our “Bouquet of Events” continues this month with work sessions interspersed around our annual business meeting, May 2. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Trout season has arrived

May 12, 2016 The lakes opened early this year and trout season began April 1st. It is now in full swing. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Honoring those who help others

May 5, 2016 What would our quality of life be like if no one volunteered? Imagine if no one volunteered to serve on a school board, in our local fire departments or on our church councils. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Students learn about local history through interviews

May 5, 2016 This spring, students from the Northwood School have been collaborating with the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society by participating in a special project which engages them with members of th... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: A survivor’s tale

May 5, 2016 I had coffee recently with our friends Aileen and her husband Neil at the Cheese Shop on Merchants Square. The atmosphere couldn’t have been more tranquil and relaxing. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: What are the odds?

May 5, 2016 A couple of mornings ago I was out in front of the store where I work, arranging baskets and pillows before opening time, when an SUV pulled up. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Saving a life

April 28, 2016 Have you ever lost a family member, friend or colleague to suicide? If you have lived in the North Country very long, the chances are good you hav. more »»

LP LIBRARY NEWS: It’s spring, we hope, at the library

April 28, 2016 We thought spring had arrived. As I am writing this on the morning of Tuesday, April 26, the snow has been coming down at a good clip and is piling up. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Entrapment in Tehran

April 28, 2016 In her new book, “Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran,” Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner, writes, “In August 2009, I was betrayed by both my husband and my country. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: A thousand midges, a thousand no thanks

April 28, 2016 I woke up this morning to snow, the soft, heavy kind skiers call corn snow and local people call sugar snow. more »»


April 28, 2016 The asparagus tips are still buried in the soil and rhubarb is just barely poking through. But dandelions are coming up all over our garden patc. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Seeing stars in the town of Keene

April 21, 2016 On a clear night stargazing enthusiasts can often be found at the heights of Norton Cemetery in Keene gazing upward. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: After School Program’s yoga helps LPES students combat stress

April 21, 2016 At the After School Program, we understand not every activity is suited for every child, and we are grateful that through our fundraisers we are able to help kids find something they love and can... more »»



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