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WORLD FOCUS: Becoming an American, part 2

January 12, 2017 In last week’s column, I described why my wife and I chose to settle in the United States and become American citizens after our escape from communist Czechoslovakia in 1954. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Foghorn Leghorn ready to ring in the new year

January 12, 2017 I recently wrote about the Chinese Year of the Chicken, or Rooster, which will begin Jan. 28. more »»


January 12, 2017 WATERTOWN — In the final days of World War II in Europe, soldiers from the U.S. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Diesel T. He Cat holds court at January Jams in Upper Jay

January 5, 2017 New Year’s Day means many things to many people. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Becoming an American

January 5, 2017 (Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. The second part will be published Jan. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: A new year and the Age of Transparency

January 5, 2017 Happy New Year! 2017 ushers in a new age: the Age of Transparency. When I talk about transparency, I am not referring to clothing, although that is an interesting subject as wel. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Explore Lake Placid’s history in poems

January 5, 2017 This year, the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Frances and Louise Brewster’s gift of the train station. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Living with future shock

December 29, 2016 My cell phone rang recently and there was a text message from a friend 700 miles away saying that Linda had died. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Planning for the new year, monkeys and all

December 29, 2016 Christmas is finally over. Yes, it was a lot of work and it cost a lot of money, but, as far as I’m concerned, it was worth it. Sometimes the more you put into a thing, the more you get out of it. more »»

ON THE SCENE: World Cup shows bobsledding still big in Lake Placid

December 22, 2016 Bobsledding is to Lake Placid as horse racing is to Louisville and Saratoga, a town and sport that made each famous. While the crowds are smaller than in my youth when a high percentage of the U.S. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Constant synchronicity

December 22, 2016 William “Van” Dusen Wishard is a retired trend analyst, global thinker and author of several books dealing with the impact of globalization. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Drunk texting makes for a happy new year

December 22, 2016 As you know, the end of the year, which occurs right around the time of the winter solstice, is traditionally celebrated with a lot of moping around and hankering after the Good Old Days, enhanced b... more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Pets as Christmas gifts are still a good idea

December 22, 2016 My husband often tells me the story about the best Christmas morning he ever had. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary Club provides help to El Salvador school

December 22, 2016 In early 2014, I was part of a group of 14 American and Canadian Rotarians who attended the UNIENDO America Conference in Central America. UNIENDO is a Spanish word that means UNITING. more »»

STORIES FROM THE ATTIC: How to cook a loon

December 22, 2016 BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — With his wife Marion, Walter Knapp of Chenango Bridge, New York, designed an illustrated outdoor cookbook for the Boy Scouts he led on trips to the Adirondack Par. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Joy to the Children arts benefit celebrates 30 years

December 15, 2016 Thirty years ago, Lisa Weibrecht decided to turn the annual Christmas party at the Mirror Lake Inn — initially conceived for the family, staff and friends — into a fundraiser to underwrite youth... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: No fries, cheese curds, gravy in Russian Putin

December 15, 2016 “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: From Malta to Virginia Beach

December 15, 2016 By all indication, Maria Zammit, past president of the Greater Hampton Roads World Affairs Council, and Vice Chairman, as well as Secretary of the national organization, turned into a foreign policy... more »»



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