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SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Sinfonietta’s ‘legacy’ night shows depth, future

August 11, 2017 LAKE PLACID—It was largely a harrowing experience kept all in the family. The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Music Director Ron Spigelman, devoted its Sunday, Aug. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Time for a little forest bathing

August 3, 2017 Have you heard of forest bathing? It’s the literal translation of a program developed in Japan for experiencing nature as a means of de-stressing one’s life. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: ‘Peyton Place’ revisited ... in Lake Placid

August 3, 2017 Occasionally, some movies have a lasting impact on viewers, altering their thinking and even influencing choices in their lives. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Time plays tricks on the memory juice

August 3, 2017 Memory and perception are illusive, and not only for the aged. Even children are suggestible and can be influenced by various factors that affect memory. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Joyce Yang gives electrifying piano performance

August 3, 2017 LAKE PLACID—The ending notwithstanding, it was still a concert worth going to see. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: A musical evening away from Ironman

July 30, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta on Sunday, July 23 demonstrated again that it can hold its own with just its regular personnel without any community choirs, Celtic dancers or celebrity... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Adirondackers lobby for the arts in Washington, D.C.

July 27, 2017 North Country arts organizations have three great champions representing us in Washington, D.C.: senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Use me, don’t abuse me

July 27, 2017 A little over a year ago, I was rather forced into signing up to Facebook because videos of some newly born puppies I was considering were being posted there each wee. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: William Holden’s Safari Lodge

July 27, 2017 Ellen Jaronczyk of Williamsburg shared with me a series of exquisite wildlife photos shot by her brother-in-law, Dr. Joe Sack, a retired psychiatris. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Ironman for the T-rex? Not likely.

July 27, 2017 Well, finally. More dinosaur news. It’s been years since I wrote anything about dinosaurs. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Students attend Rotary Youth Leadership Academy

July 27, 2017 Three students from the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake high schools joined 22 other junior and senior high school students for the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy held June 24-26 at Paul Smith’s... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Roundtable speaker: Republican Party is the party of Robert Taft

July 20, 2017 The Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln or Reagan; it’s now the party of Robert Taft, according to Nicole Hemmer, author of “Messengers of the Right” and assistant professor of... more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Irish musicians, dancers charm Sinfonietta audience

July 20, 2017 Things started out calmly and pleasantly enough with Irish-themed pieces by Victor Herbert, Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan), and Amy Beach, America’s first prominent female composer. more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Head to the library when it’s raining

July 20, 2017 Variations on the rhyme, “Rain, rain go away,” date back at least to early Greece, but we expect a few new versions may have been coined over the past couple of months. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Historical accuracy on Martha’s Vineyard

July 20, 2017 While having coffee at the William & Mary Bookstore on Merchants Square with Sharon Ochsenhirt of Williamsburg, she told me about her recent visit to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Flying hagfish — poetry in motion

July 20, 2017 Oregon U.S. 101 was closed July 13 when an AA Seafood, In. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid Sinfonietta makes history with centennial

July 13, 2017 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, a feat exceeded by only four other orchestras: the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony and the... more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Despite hiccup, Sinfonietta centennial season begins with stellar performances

July 13, 2017 LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Ron Spigelman, made a powerful opening statement at its first concert of this its centennial season on Sunday, July 9 at the Lake... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: 3.45 billion years and counting

July 13, 2017 What does Dale Andersen of Lake Placid, a senior scientist at the Carl Sagan Center within the SETI Institute whose research concentrates on microbial environments of the Arctic, Antarctic, Abacama... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Examining the secret life of dust

July 13, 2017 "For dust you are, and to dust you will return. more »»



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