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MARTHA SEZ: Schools districts and their mind-boggling spending plans

May 22, 2014 On May 20, in school districts all across New York state, proposed school budgets were either endorsed or rejected by voter. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Asparagus: King of spring

May 22, 2014 It’s finally here! Yesterday we harvested a couple stalks of asparagus and had the first asparagus sandwich with grilled chees. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Extraordinary ordinary people

May 15, 2014 We often celebrate extraordinary people, but often it is the ordinary person who does the extraordinary that really deserves our praise the most. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: The Olympic prison

May 15, 2014 Of all the Olympic Villages built for past Games, the one built for athletes of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid has one of the most unique stories to tell. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Crisis management

May 15, 2014 Edward Lozansky, founder and president of the American University in Moscow, is deeply distressed over the crisis in Ukraine. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Can’t that woman control her children?’ The answer is ...

May 15, 2014 Babies are behaving badly across America — and quite possibly around the world — despite the sincere attempts of some young parents to control them. more »»

EDITORIAL BOARD: Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston

May 8, 2014 Lake Placid News Editor Andy Flynn spoke with town of Wilmington Supervisor Randy Preston on Thursday, May 1 at his office in the Wilmington Community Center. more »»

ON THE SCENE: The Grand Hike

May 8, 2014 Most people who hike the Adirondacks think in terms of climbing a mountain, say Marcy, Cascade, Giant or Gothics. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Public diplomacy

May 8, 2014 Mike Holtzman, president of BLJ Worldwide, one of America’s most prestigious public relations concerns, told the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette, “Despite the failures of the U.S. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Garden party anyone?

May 8, 2014 A slow, grudging spring like the one we are experiencing does not inspire us to plan for outdoor entertainmen. more »»

Garden Club of Lake Placid NEWS

May 8, 2014 Tip of the Month Place a penny in the vase with your store-bought tulips/roses to prevent them from getting droopy. more »»

LOOKING AT THE MIRROR: Lake life lawn care

May 8, 2014 Editor’s Note: “Looking at the Mirror” is a monthly column sponsored by the Mirror Lake Watershed Association. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Helping people get ahead

May 1, 2014 Adirondackers are practical people. Hands-on training has long been a tradition when it comes to learning how to build or paint house, cut down a tree, hunt, wait on table or to cook. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Walking Lake Placid’s history

May 1, 2014 Inspiration can strike anywhere at any time. For former Historical Society trustee Sue Cameron, it happened two years ago while in Saranac Lake when she noticed a walking tour map in town. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Revisiting the past ... again

May 1, 2014 My recent column about the 60th anniversary of our escape from Communist Czechoslovakia apparently wetted the appetite of many of my readers for more detail. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘It’s a bitter pill to swallow’

May 1, 2014 These days, the faith of many staunch Americans is sorely trie. more »»

ON THE SCENE: AIDS, still an epidemic

April 24, 2014 Every 9.5 minutes, an American is infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. AIDS remains an epidemic in America and throughout the worl. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Internationalization of U.S. education

April 24, 2014 Colin Campbell, president of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation gave a welcoming address to the hundreds of stakeholders, leaders in academia, business, government and the NGO sector who gathered... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Don’t believe everything

April 24, 2014 Conventional wisdom, in my book, is not wisdom at all. Nothing infuriates me more than other people nodding sagely while piously intoning some truism that I believe to be untrue. more »»

LIFETALK: Finding value in resurrected relationships

April 24, 2014 After 20 years of an adventurous, richly involved life in a huge, overwhelming homestead on the breathtaking west shore of Lake Placid, my husband Harold and I left in a hurry on the top of the... more »»



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