Lake Placid News, 26 Jul 2017 10:36:50 EDTWed, 26 Jul 2017 10:36:50 EDT THE SCENE: Roundtable speaker: Republican Party is the party of Robert Taft Republican Party is no longer the party of Lincoln or Reagan; it's now the party of Robert Taft, according to Nicole Hemmer, author of "Messengers of the Right" and assistant professor of presidential studies at the University of Charlottesville.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTLIBRARY NEWS: Head to the library when it's raining on the rhyme, "Rain, rain go away," date back at least to early Greece, but we expect a few new versions may have been coined over the past couple of months.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTWORLD FOCUS: Historical accuracy on Martha's Vineyard having coffee at the William & Mary Bookstore on Merchants Square with Sharon Ochsenhirt of Williamsburg, she told me about her recent visit to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTMARTHA SEZ: Flying hagfish - poetry in motion U.S. 101 was closed July 13 when an AA Seafood, Inc., truck from Depoe Bay transporting 7,500 pounds of live hagfish, or slime eels, swerved to avoid hitting a construction truck, causing four other vehicles to collid.Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDTON THE SCENE: Lake Placid Sinfonietta makes history with centennial Lake Placid Sinfonietta is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, a feat exceeded by only four other orchestras: the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 EDT