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ON THE SCENE: Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, arts advocate

May 24, 2019 As a member of the House Armed Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, one often thinks of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in terms of military readiness and northern border... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Are cat and dog food companies in league with veterinarians?’

May 24, 2019 Great but largely unexplored questions of the day: Why do men in suits wear neckties? Is it true that a protein found in jellyfish improves memory in aging brains? Why does roughly one out of every... more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary’s area governor returns

May 24, 2019 After a year off, taking care of family matters, Jenn Grisi agreed to return as the Rotary International area governor. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Does Lake Placid need an arts commission?

May 17, 2019 Across the nation, communities similar to Lake Placid support and promote their artistic assets as a means of improving the quality of life for residents and attracting visitor. more »»

2 Elizabeth Izzos, 1 small world

May 17, 2019 LAKE PLACID — It was through the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System that I learned I wasn’t the only Elizabeth Izzo in the Adirondack North Country Region. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Shatz enjoys the slow, peaceful pace of country life

May 17, 2019 For the past 36 years, my wife and I had lived in two places. We spent the summer months in Lake Placid, New York, and the rest of the year in Williamsburg, Virginia. more »»

ON THE SCENE: John Brown Farm State Historic Site friends group celebrates 20 years

May 10, 2019 In 1998, two years before the 200th anniversary of abolitionist John Brown’s birth, author Russell Banks released “Cloudsplitter,” his fictional memoir by Brown’s son Owen. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Ritz tolerated the newcomers, but his tendency to yowl became more pronounced’

May 10, 2019 R.I.P. Ritz the cat. You were the loudest meowing kitty in the world. We loved you so much. We will always remember you. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Zonta holds open house, reflects on first two years

May 10, 2019 Zonta Club of the Adirondacks is holding an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Heaven Hill Farm, 302 Bear Club Lane in Lake Placi. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Bulky Days herald the end of winter’

May 3, 2019 It is snowing. Tomorrow is May Day. I just returned from California, where I visited my daughter, Molly, her husband, Jim, and their adorable children, Emma, 6, and Jack, . more »»

ON THE SCENE: ICAN seeks to make a difference across Middle East borders

May 3, 2019 For centuries, the Middle East has been a land of strife, a situation in no small degree the result of three conflicting religions having been born there, religions with a shared root in the Old... more »»

A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER: Time to start planning to reduce salt use next winter

May 3, 2019 With summer around the corner, it’s time to plan for winter. Yes, you heard me righ. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Garden Club opens season at Mirror Lake Inn meeting

May 3, 2019 The Garden Club of Lake Placid officially opened its 2019 gardening season at the lovely Mirror Lake Inn Wednesday, April 2. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene’s Irma Hernandez got her green card

April 26, 2019 Five years ago, after a half dozen years of living as an undocumented refugee from Mexico, now the mother of two children and living in Keene Valley, Irma Hernandez decided to step out of the shadow... more »»

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflections on Irma’s immigration story

April 26, 2019 The community of Keene’s efforts to help Irma Hernandez get her green card, and overall, help her family get established, demonstrates a long-held core value of Americans in action, welcoming the... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Benjy was first owned by an English major and would respond only to the command ‘Go lie down.’

April 26, 2019 My steering wheel was making creaking noises. “It’s probably just a bushing,” said the owner of the garage where I take my car for service. “Oh, yes,” I agreed, nodding thoughtfully. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Ban traps, all of them

April 26, 2019 It only took one experience with a friend’s dog getting caught in a steel jaw trap that motivated me into the quest to ban traps. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Villa Vespa Act III: Secret’s in the sauce

April 19, 2019 Back in the 1980s, Honda began walloping U.S. auto manufacturers. Business consultants wanted to know their secret, so one asked Honda and a leading U.S. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘And once again, 100 years ago, Einstein was right. Go figure.’

April 19, 2019 Everything is possible. Or maybe not, but we don’t know what is possible and what isn’t. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Eruzione: ‘We want to give them the Olympic experience’

April 12, 2019 If you are a speedskater, wouldn’t you love to have a chance to be coached by Eric Heiden and Bonnie Blair, or as a figure skater by Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi and Torvill and Dean, or as skier... more »»

MARTHA SEZ: ‘Bears are rambunctious. They just don’t care about correctness of any kind.’

April 12, 2019 I am wondering as I type this column whether those two bears who escaped from the wildlife refuge in Wilmington have returned home yet. It has been almost a week since they left. more »»



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