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MARTHA SEZ: Watching a sunset, missing a friend

September 24, 2015 Yesterday we had the most vivid red sunset I have ever seen. My first impulse was “Call Lorie!” Then I remembered, oh, that’s right, I can’t call Lorie Gregory. Lorie die. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Betrayal at Little Gibraltar

September 24, 2015 History, to William T. Walker, has never been a dead letter word. more »»

LP LIBRARY NEWS: New season feels like a new year at the library

September 24, 2015 For some of us, fall has often felt like the true beginning of a new year. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Brussels sprouts: It’s time to eat the leaves

September 24, 2015 It’s mid-September — and time to prune off the tops of the Brussels sprouts growing in our garden. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Learning doesn’t stop in the summer for teachers

September 17, 2015 Did you ever wonder what teachers in the Lake Placid Central School District do with their summer vacations? Certainly summertime can be a time for teachers to relax and recharge their batteries,... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: From California, with love

September 17, 2015 I am visiting my daughter Molly and her husband and their two children—my grandchildren!— in Ventura, California. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Avoiding a new Cold War

September 17, 2015 The Norfolk Naval Station, the world’s largest naval base, used to be a prime target for a possible Soviet nuclear strike during the Cold Wa. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Pedaling the rails to Lake Clear junction

September 17, 2015 A third option for the rail tracks extending from Lake Placid to Tupper Lake and beyond may have quietly emerged, even as the contentious battle between those wishing to keep the scenic railway and... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Cool cantaloupe soup

September 14, 2015 “Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find one good, you must a hundred try.” — Mermet Fragrant, colorful, juicy and refreshing, chunks of dripping ripe melon are a true summer treat. more »»

BLUEGRASS MOMENTS: Gibson Brothers excited to host IBMA awards

September 10, 2015 The Gibson Brothers are working on their script for the annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Show, which Eric and Leigh Gibson will host Oct. 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Wanna be an Olympian?

September 10, 2015 Unofficially the Lake Placid region has sent more people to the Olympics than any other community and, on a per capita basis, probably to a far greater degree than any other could ever hope to equa. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: An immigrant’s tale

September 10, 2015 While I was having tea with Brigitte Loewy Linz at her Mirror Lake-side home, the conversation drifted to the subject of how America, like a magnet, attracts talents from all over the world. more »»

New principal welcomes students

September 10, 2015 It is such a privilege to be starting my year as principal of Lake Placid Elementary School after 15 years in the classroom and six as a part-time administrator. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: If blue jays were humans ...

September 10, 2015 I like blue jays. Lots of people don’t. All of the conversations I ever have about blue jays go like this: Me: Blue jays have so many different calls and ways to communicate with each other. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Partnerships in conservation

September 10, 2015 In the town of Lake Placid, we have learned to work together to succeed. We all participate in partnerships of one sort or another. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Zen on ice

September 3, 2015 This past weekend, the 1932 Olympic Arena was filled with what may have been the largest number of Olympic, world and national medalists since the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, and they all came to... more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: New faces, additions and field trip

September 3, 2015 It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about new beginnings and faces, as Labor Day signals the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Welcome back to school

September 3, 2015 You know the signs. The evening temperature dips, and the first leaves of autumn start to change. It’s that time of year again, the onset of fall and the start of another school year. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Israel’s calculation

September 3, 2015 In two separate interviews with the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette, Gen. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Counting Catholics and other Keene news

September 3, 2015 While my neighbor Frank was heaving apples into the hedge this morning, I stopped to talk. The subject of crab apples came up, then crabbiness, then curmudgeonhood. more »»



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