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OLYMPIC HISTORY: Abolition skate a museum mystery

June 16, 2016 The Lake Placid Olympic Museum has a collection of antique ice skates ranging from the early 1800s to today. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: My B-17 flight on ‘Fuddy Duddy’

June 16, 2016 The 100-year anniversary of the establishment of the Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia, evoked a multitude of reminiscences on the history of one of the most important military... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: God save the king!

June 16, 2016 My sister sent me a 2004 documentary that explains how an Australian named Michael Abney-Hastings was the rightful heir to the English throne. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Downsizing leads to Pat Kirmer’s ‘Sale of a Lifetime’

June 9, 2016 Artists tend to create and collect a lot of stuff. Pat Kirmer, 86, is no exception. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: What to plant and not plant

June 9, 2016 What NOT to plant in our garden is what we will discover this Wednesday, June 1. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Chinese foreign aid and UN votes

June 9, 2016 In Darice Xue’s award-winning essay in the fall issue of Monitor, William & Mary’s highly regarded journal of international studies, she writes, “The Peoples Republic of China increased its foreign... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Sending off for kinfolk; cousin arriving soon

June 9, 2016 I just sent off for some new shoes. They are red, and I hope they fit so I can wear them when my Texas cousin comes to visit. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY KITCHEN: Farmers markets are here

June 9, 2016 Summer has arrived — along with warm weather, swimming, and pesky insect pests. One of the hallmarks of the season is the opening of farmers’ markets and roadside stands throughout our region. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene recognizes Vietnam vets

June 2, 2016 The Keene Memorial Day Service public turnout on Monday morning, May 30, was the largest to dat. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Presidential Precinct

June 2, 2016 The Presidential Precinct is an educational partnership among the University of Virginia, the College of William & Mary, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, James Monroe’s Ash... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: More housekeeping tips from Nellie’s 1886 book

June 2, 2016 Last week in this column I borrowed from my great-grandmother’s book, “The Successful Housekeeper,” published in 1886. more »»

IT'S OUR HISTORY: New exhibit at the History Museum

June 2, 2016 For many years, the general store has been the permanent exhibit in the second room of the History Museum at the train station. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Celebrating our new firefighters

May 27, 2016 North Country fire departments need volunteers, a challenge as more families and young adults continue to leave the region. Firefighting is not easy work. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Quest for the truth about World War I battle

May 27, 2016 After a 20-year quest to discover the truth about America’s bloodiest battle ever, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, which caused 122,000 American casualties, William Walker is ready to sign his just... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: It’s time for a proper garden party

May 27, 2016 Suddenly the well-used woolly hats and mittens by my front door look foreign to me, like something brought back from an expedition to Antarctica. more »»

ON THE SCENE: North Country School is a magical place

May 19, 2016 North Country School, and its summer program Camp Treetops, is a magical place for the nearly 70 students enrolled in grade 4 through 9. more »»

OLYMPIC HISTORY: Quest for Speed exhibit opening Monday

May 19, 2016 Occasionally, one person makes a difference. For Lake Placid, it was Henry Uihlein II. more »»

BLUE BOMBER VOICES: Students celebrate Cinco de Mayo with lessons, dancing

May 19, 2016 On Cinco de Mayo, May 5, the Lake Placid High School Spanish Culture Club went to the elementary school to teach a group of first graders in Senora Sarah Petrocci’s Spanish class about the Mexican... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Revolutionary Thinkers Award

May 19, 2016 In 2013, the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center at William & Mary’s School of Business initiated the Revolutionary Thinkers Award to recognize social, economic and business innovation. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Yes, men, our ladies’ rooms are exquisite

May 19, 2016 Because lately bathrooms have been so much in the news, I think it’s finally time to come clean and tell people who don’t know the facts about ladies’ rooms—in other words, men—the truth. more »»

 
 

 

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