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WORLD FOCUS: Remembering Auschwitz

February 11, 2016 Was SS Oberstrumbannfuhrer Adolf Eichmann, who played a central role in the deportation and annihilation of hundreds of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, just a small cog in the Nazi killing... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: It’s time for chocolate

February 11, 2016 Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day — and time for chocolate! 58 million pounds of chocolate is sold the week before Valentine’s Day. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Cooking and eating to good health

February 4, 2016 In 1826, a French physician wrote, “Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.” Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Go with the flow. That’ll be 20 bucks.

February 4, 2016 What do gypsy fortune tellers, vampires, fairies, ghosts, Bigfoot, aliens, gremlins and demons have in common? Not much, except that they are all part of our 21st century pagan mythology. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: The Russia challenge in 2016

February 4, 2016 The late George Tayloe Ross, a generous donor to the College of William & Mary, would be please. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: Wallace’s Adirondack travel guide

February 4, 2016 It is always exciting walking into a library or favorite bookstore and perusing the travel section. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Becoming an American

January 28, 2016 If you were to immigrate to another country, what would it take to for you to successfully assimilate in a manner that would result in your feeling gratified by the overall experience and becoming a... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Oh, silly groundhog, tell us what you see

January 28, 2016 Winter in the Adirondacks: It’s not what you were expecting. It never is. The winter before last, for months everyone in the North Country was walking around on ice. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Portraying Lafayette and Napoleon

January 28, 2016 Mark Schneider has recently returned from the Czech Republic. There, he portrayed Napoleon the French emperor at the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Austerlitz. more »»

LP ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Community service drives Rotary Club

January 28, 2016 The next time you drive into Lake Placid, whether you are coming from Wilmington, Keene or Saranac Lake, take notice of the small round signs announcing the presence of local community service clubs... more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: LPHS students pick their senior projects

January 28, 2016 Lake Placid High School has a unique and powerful requirement for graduation. Students must take a class called the senior seminar. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Stroganoff: A perennial comfort food

January 28, 2016 Creamy mushroom sauce. Tender slices of beef. Hot noodles. It all translates to stroganoff, a comforting winter dish that was once commonplace. That classic dish has an illustrious history. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Opening hearts and doors for refugees

January 21, 2016 What level of violence and fear would drive you to let your middle school kids travel north 1,000 miles from home, knowing they will likely be raped along the way? What level of destruction of you... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Curmudgeons are loving that $#@! Facebook

January 21, 2016 Curmudgeons, rejoice—but don’t let on. Just mumble your thanks surreptitiously into your oatmeal. If you don’t clean your glasses, no one will be able to detect the gleam in your eye. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: 35 years of punditry, part 2

January 21, 2016 During my 35 years of punditry at the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette, I wrote almost 1,500 columns. The subject often happened to be the portrayal of accomplished individuals. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Enjoying the January Jams, rain or shine

January 14, 2016 The Donald couldn’t make the January Jams at the Recovery Lounge this year, though there was a sizable turnout waiting in anticipation. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: There’s still time to prepare for the Year of the Fire Monkey

January 14, 2016 Don’t give up on making good in the new year! Yes, 2016 began Jan. 1, but never fear. We still have the Chinese New Year to prepare for, and this time we will be celebrating the Year of the Monkey. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Museum hosting Trivia Night

January 14, 2016 The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is hosting a Trivia Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: 35 years of punditry, part 1

January 14, 2016 It was 35 years ago that my first World Focus column was published in the Lake Placid News and the Virginia Gazette. Since then, almost 1,500 of my columns have been published in the two paper. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Put on a kettle of soup during a cold, winter’s day

January 14, 2016 On a cold January day in the North Country, what better way to warm up than with soup? Make a pot in the morning and reheat when coming in from skiing, sledding or other winter fun. more »»



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