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Summer is no vacation for vendors

August 29, 2009 In the Adirondacks, where the snow starts falling in October, residents endure long, blistering-cold winters and an extended mud season called spring. more »»

Historic laboratory is now open as museum

August 29, 2009 The white, glazed walls were designed to be easy to clean. Vents headed upward, directing the tuberculosis bacillus and the chemicals used in experiments out of the building. more »»

Harrowing escape, but he lived to tell the tale

August 8, 2009 f you happen to be awake at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, think of F. Peter Simmons. more »»

A touch of human history on Hitchens Pond

August 1, 2009 Standing in the woods about a mile west of Low’s Bluffs near Hitchens Pond, Adirondack Museum Curator Hallie Bond reached down and picked up a piece of marble. more »»

Living history

July 11, 2009 The 110-mile-long freshwater lake that separates New York’s Adirondack coast from the Green Mountains of Vermont is the subject of a new book, published by Adirondack Life magazine, which is based i... more »»


July 10, 2009 They don’t claim to rival Niagara Falls, but the Adirondacks have many cascading waterfall. more »»

Meet Swayze, seidenstein & Rumplestiltskin

June 20, 2009 SARANAC LAKE — They’re not just chickens. They’re a statement about sustainability, a tool to foster community and an invitation to others to try raising their ow. more »»

A new kind of Adirondack guide

May 2, 2009 LAKE PLACID — A new book on Adirondack wildlife, written by an Adirondack native, attempts to introduce the average person to the animals of the Park. more »»

What’s not in the water

April 25, 2009 ‘I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily... more »»

Examining enrollment

April 4, 2009 It’s the time of year when graduating high schoolers anxiously check mailboxes on their way up the driveway after a day of classes and extracurricular activities, hoping for acceptance letters from... more »»

When it comes to Lake Placid’s Olympic legacy, history gets personal

March 21, 2009 LAKE PLACID — At the Olympic Center, visitors and locals alike can learn all about Lake Placid’s Olympic heritage, not from a book, museum or re-enactment, but from people who were intimately... more »»

Finding peace within

March 18, 2009 SARANAC LAKE — Take a deep breath. Feel your lungs inflate and fill your rib cage. Feel the air in your stomach. Feel how it makes your chest feel and the pressure it’s putting on your organs. more »»

State of exchange

February 28, 2009 Hanka Sediva spent a year at Tupper Lake Middle-High school, and her sister Barbara came from the Czech Republic to visit her. Three years later, Barbara is spending a year in Tupper, too. more »»

Champlain connection

January 31, 2009 CROWN POINT — When the Schoharie Bridge collapsed in the spring of 1987, it sent motorists plunging into the icy water of the flooded Schoharie Creek, claiming 10 lives and jolting the state into a... more »»

Shock treatment

January 24, 2009 SARANAC LAKE — When today’s high school coaches were athletes and slammed their heads on the ice, field or their opponent’s helmet, they were told to get it together, suck it up and get back in the... more »»

The first Franklinites

January 17, 2009 VERMONTVILLE — When Franklin County was founded, almost the entire population lived in the northern part of the county. more »»

Skiing Henry’s Woods

January 10, 2009 LAKE PLACID — A new trail system, inspired by and named after one of Lake Placid’s greatest benefactors, beckons to skiers, trail runners, mountain bikers and all lovers of the outdoors. more »»

Icons of an agrarian past

January 10, 2009 “We all think that they are very picturesque that way, but we are not trying to preserve ruins, we are trying to keep a sense of utility on the land,” said Carl Stearns, board member of the New Yor... more »»

Learning on the fly ...

December 13, 2008 SARANAC LAKE — It’s not uncommon to hear someone from the Tri-Lakes area returning from a trip or event outside the region say, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could have something like that here?” But... more »»

Born in the woods ...

December 6, 2008 SARANAC LAKE — Sitting in his room, alongside a Remington typewriter, with a photo of the High Peaks above him and leather hiking boots on his feet, 103-year-old Clarence Petty talked about first... more »»



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