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LIBRARY NEWS: Summer of the Big Read

May 25, 2018 People who came to our recent readers’ party all said they enjoyed themselves and were leaving with ideas for books they want to borrow. more »»

 
 
 
ON THE SCENE: Volunteers step in to help green Keene

May 25, 2018 A vision of the Common Ground Alliance, the annual gathering of the political, environmental, and economic leadership and related stakeholders of the Adirondack region, is healthy communities and... more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: 1940s memories of Ogdensburg’s nursing school

May 25, 2018 OGDENSBURG — The first hospital in St. Lawrence County was opened in 1885 by an order of Canadian Catholic nuns. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The royal wedding

May 25, 2018 Hey, Prince Harry of England just married an American gal last weekend. Did you hear about it? I was up early that Saturday, as always. I can’t sleep in anymore. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Garden club 85 and growing strong

May 18, 2018 For 85 years, the Garden Club of Lake Placid has been beautifying the streets, homes and shorelines of their communit. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: From family farm to special education teacher

May 18, 2018 HAMMOND — Jennifer McGregor still lives on the McGregor family farm where she grew up on Pleasant Valley Road in Hammond, a town perched on the S. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Bobbing and weaving with modern technology

May 18, 2018 Grandchildren are the link between the aging Baby Boom generation and today’s rapidly advancing global technology. more »»

ZONTA CLUB NEWS: Zonta Club of the Adirondacks goes to the UN

May 18, 2018 Five members of the Zonta Club of the Adirondacks recently spent three days in New York City attending the 62nd annual session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) held at... more »»

ROTARY CLUB NEWS: Rotary Club gives Emma Bishop the Kate Smith Scholarship

May 18, 2018 Every year the Lake Placid Rotary Club remembers the accomplishments of long-time summer resident, Kate Smith (1907-1986) by annually awarding the Kate Smith Scholarship. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Author explains the ‘Green Book’ to students

May 11, 2018 Today, finding a place to stay when planning a trip to most places in the United States is no big deal. There are websites like hotel.com and booking. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Chocolate lover turns passion into North Creek business

May 11, 2018 NORTH CREEK — Debbie Morris decided 10 years ago to turn her passion for chocolate into a business. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Flat hair, cash only and generators after the storm

May 11, 2018 My friend Flora turned to me as she was entering the Keene Post Office. “Isn’t it amazing how we come to depend on these things!” she said. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Saturday afternoon at the opera in Lake Placid

May 4, 2018 Opera has magnificent singing, often imaginative sets and uplifting music, superb acting, sometimes a bit of dancing, and, more often than not, relatively simplistic story lines. more »»

NORTH COUNTRY AT WORK: Bill Balling on working the farrier trade in Hermon

May 4, 2018 HERMON — Bill Balling describes himself as a “late back-to-the-lander.” In 1979, he and his young family moved from New Jersey up to Northern New York, to the town of Hermon in St. Lawrence Count. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: Mayday, mayday, mayday! The bugs are coming.

May 4, 2018 Hurray hurray, the first of May! Yes, as I write this, it is the first day of May and we are all hoping that the weather will reflect the calendar dat. more »»

GARDEN CLUB NEWS: April showers to bring plenty of work for gardeners

May 4, 2018 In spite of the late April snow, spring is here. It is such a joy to see buds on the lilacs and azaleas, and some green grass poking up through the dead leaves that did not get raked last fall. more »»

FROM THE FIELD: Be considerate — it’s mud season

April 28, 2018 Having officially entered the Adirondacks’ fifth season — mud — it can be tempting to get out and enjoy the longer days and warmer sun. more »»

ON THE SCENE: By any measure

April 27, 2018 By any measure, CorrieAnne Stoner and Miles Warner of Keene are two very exceptional youths deserving our highest praise and suppor. more »»

MARTHA SEZ: The Greatest Generation and spring cleaning

April 27, 2018 After a long, cold winter, everyone here seems happy to welcome spring. It’s the third week of April, and this is the first time we’ve seen the sun for as long as we can remember. more »»

OUR ANIMALS, OURSELVES: Keeping a promise

April 27, 2018 It’s been many years now since I volunteered at one of our local shelters, but I remember well the consequences of the less desirable dogs and cat. more »»

ON THE SCENE: Challenges of incarcerating youth in New York

April 20, 2018 If all goes according to plan, next October the Adirondack Correctional Facility in Ray Brook will have converted from a medium-security adult to a juvenile detention facility for 16- and... more »»

 
 

 

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I won’t miss winter, but I will miss the shoveling. Really.

March 23, 2018 This week: 436 lbs. Last week: 433 lbs. Start (Jan. 2): 444 lbs. Total lost: 8 lbs. Now that spring is here, I’ll have to find new methods of exercise. more »

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