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WORLD FOCUS: Quest for destination status

August 7, 2014 Several editorials and news reports in the Lake Placid News and The Virginia Gazette recently focused on the need of attracting a steady stream of visitors to the Olympic Village and the Historic... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: House mice always safe from cats

August 7, 2014 This morning, when I went over to my friend Jenny’s house, there was a dead mouse just outside her front door. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Mosquitos and garlic don’t mix

August 7, 2014 Most farmers, woodsmen and Master Gardeners know the above already. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: A lively, challenging concert, albeit with a lull

August 7, 2014 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta continues to challenge itself with ambitious material written over several centuries, some of which can challenge its listeners, as it did again on Aug. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Ironman aid station

July 31, 2014 Running an Ironman aid station is hard work, especially for the marathon portion with runners passing in two directions, as Hannah Babcock and the National Sports Academy-led team discovered on... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: From ketchup to dinosaurs

July 31, 2014 Once August hits, the rest of the summer goes fast, like ketchup out of a bottle at a barbecu. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Wild Center

July 31, 2014 Significantly, America’s historic, cultural and natural heritage is often saved and preserved by individuals with imagination, dedication, and the ability to gain the support of people who have the... more »»


July 31, 2014 As July turns to August, most of us mark the middle of summer vacation. The weather can be hot and humid - not a time to turn on the oven. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Snowslip Farm

July 25, 2014 A tragic irony of the plane crash that took three lives Saturday, July 19 is that the site, Snowslip Farm on River Road, earlier in the week hosted a first responder symposium on how equine assisted... more »»

Farm owner reflects on Lake Placid plane crash

July 25, 2014 The first responders who came from the fire department and the emergency rescue had a grisly scene Saturday, July 19, when they responded to a plane crash at the Snowslip Farm on River Road. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Puzzling way to sharpen the brain

July 25, 2014 Crossword puzzles and other word games, according to the conventional wisdom, are salubrious for the brains of the elderly. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: A stumbling giant

July 25, 2014 The Washington Post reported recently that according to a Pew Research Center poll, the number of Americans who think the United States “stands above all other countries,” has declined from 38... more »»

LIFETALK: How to take your own advice

July 25, 2014 It’s easy to give advice, even to yourself, but hard to take i. more »»

SINFONIETTA REVIEW: Sinfonietta generous with Gallagher’s harp

July 25, 2014 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s July 20 concert was mostly about the harp, Martha Gallagher’s “Orphan” harp in particular. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Following the money

July 17, 2014 If you were asked to investigate the KGB for money laundering, would you do it? Jules Kroll, founder and former chairman of the world’s largest private detective agency, Kroll Inc. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Bobsledder’s 1936 letters to wife

July 17, 2014 In February 1936, two boys from Keene Valley, Ivan Brown and Alan “Bob” Washbond, slid into Olympic history and won the gold medal for two-man bobsled at the IV Olympic Winter Games in... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Mr. Conservative no more

July 17, 2014 There is seems to be an interesting parallel between the recent primary elections in New York’s 21st Congressional District, that includes our area and in Virginia’s Seventh District. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Lake Placid Garden Club members keep busy

July 17, 2014 Tip of the Month: Slug it out Slugs are slimy and ugly. What they do to the foliage in your garden is even uglier. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Can’t take a selfie with a landline

July 17, 2014 Yesterday I was talking to Old Man Wentworth, better known for some reason as Shrew Nose, at the Keene Valley Ausable Inn. more »»

LPVAS report for June 2014

July 17, 2014 More than over 350 runs have been made to date for the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service. -About 10 members attended a recent EMS course in Albany. -Carol Kolar has given a CPR course. more »»



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