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ON THE SCENE: Para bobsledding coming on strong in Lake Placid

December 8, 2017 Lake Placid held its first Para Bobsled World Cup at the Olympic Sports Complex sliding track at Mount Van Hoevenberg this past week, and by all measures, it was a great success. more »»

 
 
 
MARTHA SEZ: Reflecting on the #MeToo movement

December 8, 2017 We are nearing the end of what has been a very strange year. Next year, 2018, will very likely be strange, too; at least, that’s how it looks from here. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Hitler, Stalin and Heda Margolius

December 8, 2017 In today’s political climate of rising extremist ideologies and nationalist tendencies, a new book, “Hitler, Stalin and I,” is an oral history that examines persecutions rooted in strong political... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Montreal, a city for all seasons and tastes

December 1, 2017 Often when one looks for an urban fix, thoughts and plans turn to New York City about five hours to the sout. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: How to throw a classic Christmas party

December 1, 2017 This holiday season, many Americans long for a return to a more decorous time, when people gave sumptuous Christmas parties and guests behaved with propriety, when no one brought up politics,... more »»

WORLD FOCUS: From sub chaser to colonial printer

December 1, 2017 Bill Dell, Capt. USN (Ret.) of Williamsburg, could have easily served as a poster boy for U.S. Navy recruitment. more »»

LIBRARY NEWS: Library gears up for a busy December

December 1, 2017 Alas, that odd, but warm and beautiful fall weather is over, and it’s time to embrace the chill by coming to the library and cozying up to a great read or two from the many titles new to our shelve. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Getting to know Pastor John

November 23, 2017 A year ago, the Rev. John Sampson began his inaugural year as pastor of the Keene Valley Congregational Churc. more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Bob Hanna’s 30-year Rotary journey

November 23, 2017 My Rotary journey started in 1987 when I joined the Schenectady-East Rotary club. Over the past 30 years, I’ve visited over 100 different clubs on four continents. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Giving thanks despite the crankiness

November 23, 2017 “I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetua. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: An adventure in Ghana

November 23, 2017 Samantha Boateng is a sophomore at the College of William and Mary. She is majoring in English and history and hopes to work in international development with focus on education. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Keene honors those who served and came before us

November 17, 2017 On Saturday morning, Nov. 11, residents of Keene honored those who came before them in two way. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Onward! Toward Christmas!

November 17, 2017 Thanksgiving is upon us, and most of us know by now where we’ll go and what sort of menu we will be dining from. But Thanksgiving is not just some big feast out in the middle of nowhere. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Friendship endures the flow of time

November 17, 2017 The Press Republican, a daily newspaper in Plattsburgh, New York, reported recently that Scott Avery of Wilmington donated a large parcel of land to the Lake Placid Land Conservancy. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Creating a safe place for Lake Placid’s kids

November 10, 2017 Today, often with both parents or a single parent working, a challenge is providing a safe “home” for kids to go to after school. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: Garden club packs in another busy month

November 10, 2017 Although it is finally time to put our gardens to bed, October was an extremely busy month for the Garden Club of Lake Placid, in addition to the attention our own gardens demand. On Oc. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Hello, darkness, my old friend

November 10, 2017 November. It is so dark! Fall was bright and beautiful this year, and Indian summer just went happily on and o. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Starting an oral history project

November 10, 2017 In an interview with the Lake Placid News and Virginia Gazette, Carmen Bolt, oral historian for William & Mary Libraries, said, “Oral history, I learned, is one of the purest and most authentic form... more »»

ON THE SCENE: Reconnecting with Norman

October 27, 2017 The last time I saw Norman Aberle, it was around 1977. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Make your own ‘take your dog to work day’

October 27, 2017 I had a dog in my life, Laddie, an Australian Shepherd who I knew at an early age wasn’t a dog to be left behin. more »»

WORLD FOCUS: Watching China

October 27, 2017 It happened only twice over the years that the top prize for the best article published in The Monitor, the College of William and Mary’s highly regarded journal of international relations, was... more »»

 
 

 

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Lake Placid Half Marathon among the most walker-friendly races in Northeast

May 11, 2017 Since launching the Lake Placid Diet more than three years ago, I’ve had my ups and downs with weight and highs and lows with self-esteem, health issues and achieving my goals. more »

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