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WORLD FOCUS: The unseen Alistair Cooke

August 6, 2012 Those, unaware of Alistair Cooke’s accomplishments must be very young or have lived their lives as hermits during the past half century. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Lake Placid’s 110th

August 6, 2012 Matt Clark has the distinction of being the only person sent to the principal’s office eight times in one day, such are the tidbits of local lore I learned at the 110th Celebration of Lake Placid... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Waiting for the next bear sighting

August 6, 2012 I lived in the Adirondack Park for 10 years before I saw a bear. People all around me were seeing bears. It's not as if bears are exactly the shy denizens of the forest. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Report from the homestead: Part I

August 6, 2012 Following the recent publication of my book, “Reports from a Distant Place,” a compilation of my Virginia Gazette and Lake Placid News columns that dealt with survival during the Holocaust and life... more »»

COMMENTARY: Ironman, more than just a race

August 1, 2012 I admit it. When I first moved up to the area, I stayed away from Lake Placid and the surrounding area on Ironman weeken. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Healing a soul wound

June 11, 2012 One of the largest gatherings to honor those from Keene who have died in service to our nation was held at the Keene Veteran’s Memorial near the base of Spruce Hill on Monday, Memorial Day. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Bridging the past

June 11, 2012 Whenever I travel, I pay special attention to structures of historical significance. To my dismay, many are dilapidated and often beyond repair. more »»

MARTHA SEZ:Turkey vultures and a dab of WD-40

June 11, 2012 Although it hardly seems possible, this weekend begins the official June garage sale season. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Honoring volunteering

June 11, 2012 Have you ever thought what our town would be like without volunteers? There is not a single event or not for profit agency that could exist without volunteers. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Tom Sawyer and having a green thumb

June 11, 2012 "Saturday morning was come, and all the summer world was bright and fresh, and brimming with life. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Faiths of Presidents

June 11, 2012 There’s a new book out titled “The Faiths of the Postwar Presidents: From Truman to Obama,” which is dedicated to the late James C. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Making time for poetry

June 11, 2012 On Saturday Kurtis Callen and Marc Brown, along with their teacher and family, drove three hours from Gloversville to have the opportunity to read their prize winning poems and receive their copy of... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Hitch-hikers aren’t always who they seem to be

June 11, 2012 I knew something was up yesterday — that was Monday, May 14, around noon. more »»

COMMENTARY: Dennis Ryan - Good-bye to ‘One of the Good Guys’

May 24, 2012 Bad news can momentarily stun a person and keep them still and quiet for several minutes — partly due to shock and partly due to one not knowing exactly how to react. more »»

OFF THE SCENE: Talking about peace and hope

May 14, 2012 “Tibet does not belong to the Dalai Lama. Tibet belongs to the 6 million Tibetans. more »»

It’s Our History: Looking back at the early days and Bennet Pond

May 14, 2012 Welcome back! Or rather the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society is happy to be back in the Lake Placid News sharing town and village history from yester-year and yesterda. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Olympics in Doha?

May 14, 2012 The Olympic Games, unlike any other world event, has the ability to create real change. The Olympics change their host city by leaving physical legacies such as housing and infrastructure. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: A letter from cousin Sue

May 14, 2012 “I feng shuied my house last weekend,” my cousin wrote. I thought, can feng shui be used as a verb? But I have a tendency to be overcritical. I read on. more »»

ON THE SCENE: It is raining? I hadn’t noticed ... the food and drink were too good

May 14, 2012 I like scotch neat, with a glass of water on the side, several friends of mine add some water to their scotch saying that they feel a bit of water opens up the flavor. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Remember the Baby Buggy Burglars?

May 14, 2012 “Signs of spring: I am looking at  a crocus and a robin in my back yard. Some kind of  semi-congealed precipitation, about the consistency of a Slurpee, is falling on them both. more »»



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