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ON THE SCENE: Northwood pond hockey

January 22, 2015 Have you ever strapped on a pair of skates, grabbed a stick, and played hockey with a bunch of friends on a cleared bit of lake or pond, or flooded back yard? The teams are often a mix of ages,... more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: Willie Janeway, Adirondack Council, part 2

January 22, 2015 (This is the second part of a two-part interview. The first part was published in the Jan. 9 issue. more »»


January 22, 2015 This week, we explore the history of the Olympic Region from the archives of the Lake Placid News. Search the online Lake Placid News archives at NYS Historic Newspapers (nyshistoricnewspapers. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Blindsided

January 22, 2015 President Franklin D. Roosevelt often used his Fireside Chats to explain to the nation complex political issues. To make the issue easily understood, he used parables — succinct, didactic stories. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: This is where the gypsy psychic comes in

January 22, 2015 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 Twentieth Century pagan mythology. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Film magic

January 15, 2015 There’s nothing like settling down on a nasty day curled up next to a fire with a great book. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: There’s life in them thar bodies

January 15, 2015 Young fluke seeks snail. Sounds like a personals ad, doesn’t it? One of those “looking for love in all the wrong places” things. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Antarctica bound

January 15, 2015 The popular image of a scientist is usually visualized as a person in a white coat, in a laboratory setting, bending over a microscope or handling vials filled with liquids. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Lake Placid Science Olympiad team

January 15, 2015 Excitement is running high this week in the Lake Placid High School science department. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Four winter staples from the produce aisle

January 15, 2015 The days are getting a bit longer, but we’re still in the midst of dark, cold winter. The farmers’ market is over for the season, and gardens are deep under snow. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: ’80s night, trivia at the Olympic museum

January 15, 2015 The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is hosting a Trivia Night at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Highlights from 2014

January 8, 2015 Reading the Lake Placid News highlights for 2014 caused me to look through my own columns and consider some of the highlights that I covered. more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: Willie Janeway, Adirondack Council

January 8, 2015 (This is the first part of a two-part interview. The second part will be published in the Jan. 16 issu. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Reversing history

January 8, 2015 The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and of the anti-communist revolution in central and eastern Europe was celebrated worldwide. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Crime dropping in our brave new world

January 8, 2015 Good news for 2015! Crime in the United States is down. more »»


January 8, 2015 This week, we explore the history of the Olympic Region from the archives of the Lake Placid News. Search the online Lake Placid News archives at NYS Historic Newspapers (http://nyshistoricnewspapers. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Steam cleaning oneself for the new year

December 31, 2014 On average every 10 days, but once a week if we can, Dan Plumley and I do a Russian-style banya either just together or with others when we can round them up. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Father Time, Baby New Year

December 31, 2014 Happy new year! Father Time and Baby New Year are images commonly seen this time of year. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Moms debate toys in no-man’s land

December 31, 2014 As I write this column, we are in that strange no-man’s land between Christmas and the new year. There is always such a terrific buildup to Christmas, and then it is just—gone. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: An inventor's tale

December 31, 2014 Apparently, research professors, like old soldiers, never die. They don’t even fade away. They just keep busy in their laboratories, and go on inventing new things. more »»



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