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The Inseide Dope (local color), by Bob Seidenstein

You Know What ...? (local history), by Howard Riley

Adirondack Gadabout (outdoors), by Joe Hackett

Planet Pop, by Tom Salitsky

North Country Kitchen, by Yvona Fast

Dandelions

April 28, 2016 “Ridiculous as it sounds, we might be better off nutritionally if we threw away the crops that we so laboriously raise in our fields and gardens and ate the weeds that grow with no encouragement fro... more »»

Safety on the Roads, by Dave Werner

Onward through the Fog, by Melinda Walton

Just be yourself

April 21, 2016 It’s that time of year. Summer’s coming, and for many, that means finding a summer job. High schoolers are thinking about what kind of job they’d like, or are able, to do. more »»

View from the Porch, by Paul Willcott

Read in the Blue Line

Field and Forest, by Richard Gast

Accessibility for gardening

April 27, 2016 Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune of knowing several devoted gardeners who, limited only by their imagination and resourcefulness, have crafted and tended remarkable gardens for years. more »»

The Scientific Mind, by Jeremie Fish

Fast moving waves

April 28, 2016 Waves are endlessly interesting, and they simply envelop us in life. Sometimes we forget how abundant waves ar. more »»

Brighton Buzz, by Dora Mose

In the 'Tube, by Geoff Hayward

For sale: 1 room, 2 story, gingerbread

August 27, 2008 Ah, gingerbread — that Fig Newton of holiday treats that defies easy definition, that John F. Kennedy of buttery biscuits that dares to be different. more »»

Brighton Buzz, by Dora Mose

Study hard, students of all ages

September 2, 2008 Welcome again to the Brighton Buzz! It seems only yesterday school was letting out for the summer, and now we are at the first day of returning to school! I hope all the children had a wonderful... more »»

In the 'Tube, by Geoff Hayward

What a croc!

September 10, 2008 I remember the first time I saw him. It’s still so fresh in my mind — like it happened yesterday. What could I do? I’d had my share of drinks that night. more »»

Shots, Dr. Marvin Ackerman

Hormone discovered that makes you hungrier

September 18, 2008 Finally, they’ve come up with a way to excuse our gluttony! It seems there’s a little gremlin in our gut, possessing the appropriate name “ghrelin,” which actually makes food seem more... more »»

North Country Caring, by Daniel Klebes Jr.

Preventing illness, maintaining our health as we age, part 1

September 18, 2008 Whether you are personally aware of it or not, we have entered the “brave new world” predicted many years ago by science fiction writer. more »»

Shots, Dr. Marvin Ackerman

Studies agree: Bedroom TV is not a good idea for teens

September 25, 2008 If you don’t have, or expect to have, a teenager in your home, you can be excused from wasting some of your valuable time contemplating the need to read this treatise or to purchase one mor... more »»

In the 'Tube, by Geoff Hayward

Snakes, like, everywhere

October 1, 2008 While shopping for a Halloween costume this weekend, I had to ask myself: What really scares me? “Huge crocodiles living in Lake Placid,” I said, checking the price on a Sarah Palin... more »»

Shots, Dr. Marvin Ackerman

When caregivers care less than they should

October 7, 2008 In the end, I suppose, it all comes down to where the “buck stops,” so when your doctor has decided that hospitalization is essential for you or your child, he or she is exactly where it... more »»

North Country Caring, by Daniel Klebes Jr.

Preventing illness, maintaining our health as we age, part 2

October 7, 2008 Most of us, if not all of us, would like to live our lives to the fullest each and every day; as we age, this wish for fulfillment becomes (at times) a somewhat overwhelming obsession for... more »»

In the 'Tube, by Geoff Hayward

A groove no mere mortal can resist

October 15, 2008 It’s that time of year again. You’ve finally got that new, unoriginal Halloween costume all ready, and you’re just itching to get to the party. more »»

Shots, Dr. Marvin Ackerman

Applying common sense to medical ethics

October 16, 2008 In a recent article, I noted that one of the authors owned a patent suspiciously related to the conclusions reached in his article. more »»

North Country Caring, by Daniel Klebes Jr.

Preventing illness, maintaining our health as we age, part 3

October 16, 2008 Over the last few weeks we have looked at some of the issues involved in preventing illness and maintaining our health as we age; today we are going to take a look at two reasons for optimism... more »»

Shots, Dr. Marvin Ackerman

It’s DNA all over again

October 23, 2008 Perhaps you haven’t heard: You can now buy test kits over the counter that are touted as a way to get personalized information about your genes — your DNA that i. more »»

In the 'Tube, by Geoff Hayward

Walken the talk

October 28, 2008 Christopher Walken is the Chuck Norris of awesomeness. Like James Lipton — the host of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” — and a drunken David Hasselhhoff, Walken doesn’t have to try to be funny. more »»

North Country Caring, by Daniel Klebes Jr.

Flu season: It’s just around the corner

November 15, 2008 According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each winter, millions of people suffer from the flu. more »»

In the 'Tube, by Geoff Hayward

And boom goes the — uh, well — akwardness

December 3, 2008 Silence is golden. It also has the potential to be awkward. more »»

Health Matters, by Dr. Josh Schwartzberg

Health Matters: Taking charge of depression

January 22, 2009 Depression is not a normal effect of aging, and healthy independent elders actually have a lower depression rate than the general population but this changes drastically if medical illness coexists. more »»

North Country Caring, by Daniel Klebes Jr.

Misconceptions with the Americans with Disabilities Act

January 31, 2009 When the Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990, people with disabilities saw it as a victory, albeit a small one, it was still something. more »»

In the 'Tube, by Geoff Hayward

Banana dating application

January 28, 2009 SingleBananas.com Online Dating Application Name: Joe Banana Age: Still green and pretty hard to the touch. more »»

Health Matters, by Dr. Josh Schwartzberg

Sleep apnea is hazardous to your health

February 12, 2009 Do you know anyone who frequently and too easily dozes off during the day? Is he overweight and prone to snore? Is he physically and mentally fatigued with memory problems? ... more »»

Shots, Dr. Marvin Ackerman

A hard day’s night

April 25, 2009 It is estimated that the annual sales of pills for sexual difficulty in men, known as erectile dysfunction (E.D.), amounts to about $3 billion per year. In the U.S. 25 million men are affect. more »»

Independent Living, by Lauren LeFebvre

Oh, Deer! by George J. Bryjak

The changeable deer

December 18, 2010 Oh, Deer! A series about deer population, Part 1 of 3 --- Deer first migrated south from Arctic Circle regions into what is now the United States about 4 million years ag. more »»

Catherine Moore

It’s the right thing to do — approve ACR

March 18, 2011 The turnout for the Adirondack Park Agency hearings on the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort in Tupper Lake was astounding. more »»

Outskirts, by Deborah Donaldson

100th anniversary of the train station

April 27, 2011 St. John in the Wilderness church will hold its Mass at 8 a.m. on Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. Gabriels Assumption will hold its Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. St. more »»

Intent on Fort Kent, by Mike Lynch

Kindness makes for smooth sailing

July 9, 2011 I came around the corner, lugging my overnight dry bag on my back and my pelican case with camera equipment in my left hand. After roughly a mile, the end of the canoe carry was in sight. more »»

Outskirts, by Deborah Donaldson

Train station celebrates centennial

July 20, 2011 Hohmeyer’s Lake Clear Lodge and Retreat Center has a discussion and dinner series scheduled for every Friday at 7 p.m. until October. The first half-hour is fre. more »»

Intent on Fort Kent, by Mike Lynch

How did you sleep last night?

July 30, 2011 Standing on his front porch across the street, the large older man with no shirt peered at us. He had a puzzled look on his face. more »»

Outskirts, by Deborah Donaldson

Tyler Leidig Memorial Cruise is Saturday

August 17, 2011 On Saturday the Tyler Leidig Memorial Cruise, which will raise money toward a basketball scholarship for a needy student, will be held. You can ride around on two or three or four wheels. more »»

Intent on Fort Kent, by Mike Lynch

Showdown in Groveton

August 20, 2011 I was walking down a dirt road on the morning of July 18 just outside of the small industrial town of Groveton, N.H., when a white pickup truck with two men inside pulled over next to me. more »»

Outskirts, by Deborah Donaldson

Winners announced for St. John’s church raffle

August 31, 2011 St. John in the Wilderness church recently held its annual raffle. more »»

Intent on Fort Kent, by Mike Lynch

Fellow paddlers and strong storms in Jackman

September 3, 2011 Ariel and I were walking down the main drag in the tiny town of Jackman, in northwestern Maine, on July 31 when we spotted something peculiar. more »»

Outskirts, by Deborah Donaldson

Rockin’ for Rett fundraiser Sept. 24

September 14, 2011 The third annual Rockin’ for Rett will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Tucker Farms on Hobart Road in Gabriels. Cost is $5 for the event. more »»

Intent on Fort Kent, by Mike Lynch

Completing the journey

September 17, 2011 In the planning process before I embark on any trip, there are usually a few goals that I want to achieve. more »»

Outskirts, by Deborah Donaldson

Harvest dinner Oct. 14

September 28, 2011 St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church will have their harvest dinner 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 in the church hall. more »»

Chris Morris

Garret K. Woodward’s weird ride

January 17, 2012 When I first met Garret K. Woodward, it was likely on the starting line of a high school cross-country running race somewhere in the North Countr. more »»

Chris Knight

The good news and the bad news

January 31, 2012 I ran into a friend at a birthday party at the Saranac Lake Civic Center a few weeks ago, and we got to talking about wor. more »»

Jessica Collier

Government transparency is getting better

February 28, 2012 It’s great to see that many local governments are working on complying with a new section of Open Meetings Law that requires them to post online documents that are going to be discussed at meetin. more »»

Chris Morris

Take the long way home

July 12, 2012 It was about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when I mentioned to my editor and co-workers here at the Enterprise that I had to head over to Lake Placid for a scheduled interview. more »»

From Russia With ... (a teen's impressions of semester abroad), by Elsa Evans-Kummer

Moscow first impressions

September 15, 2012 (Editor’s note: Elsa Evans-Kummer, of Onchiota, is living in Gorno-Altaisk, in the Altai Republic in Siberia, Russia, with her mother and sister from September to Dec. . more »»

Chris Morris

King James, sports and priorities

March 5, 2013 Professional and amateur sports in this country face a lot of pressing, messy issues these days. LeBron James having fun is not one of them. more »»

Ask a Master Gardener

Wonderful, beautiful dandelions

June 6, 2013 As a Master Gardener, I’m often asked what to do about dandelions in my lawn or garden. I reply: Eat them, of course! Dandelions are a superfood —?nutrient dense and calorie spars. more »»

Eye on Invasives, by Hilary Smith

Invasive species: what it’s really about

October 29, 2013 It is that time of year again. more »»

Actively Adirondack, by Randy Lewis

Notes on November

November 5, 2013 For several days prior to the end of Daylight Savings Time, I kept my eyes on the clocks around me, mentally subtracting the one hour I’d be losing that Saturday nigh. more »»

Chris Knight

First day in Russia

February 5, 2014 KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — It’s 7:30 this morning. more »»

Actively Adirondack, by Randy Lewis

Midwinter post-Carnival talking points

February 11, 2014 Just around 8 a.m. on a clear day, the sun rises above the treeline behind our house. more »»

Eye on Invasives, by Hilary Smith

Adk Biz Today, by Ernest Hohmeyer

Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

May is Library Membership Month

May 8, 2015 In the 2015 membership letter, library board president Anne Paulson wrote, “When spring reaches the Adirondacks, we know that it’s time for our annual Membership Drive. more »»

Adk Biz Today, by Ernest Hohmeyer

Celebrating small businesses

May 9, 2015 This week is National Small Business Week. It is a celebration to recognize the backbone of our economy. more »»

Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

Children’s Summer Reading Program begins July 8

June 12, 2015 The 2015 Mary MacIntyre Summer Reading Program will meet on Wednesdays, July 8, 15, and 22, from 10 a.m. until noon. more »»

Adirondack 102 Club

The history of the town of St. Armand

July 21, 2015 The town of St. Armand is in the northwestern corner of Essex County north of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. more »»

Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

Volunteers Appreciation Reception on Aug. 28

August 14, 2015 All Saranac Lake Free Library volunteers are cordially invited to a reception in their honor on Friday, Aug. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the upstairs Reading Room of the library. more »»

Adirondack 102 Club

Town of Bellmont

August 18, 2015 Information provided by Robert Hest, resident of Bellmont --- The town of Bellmont is located in the northeast section of Franklin County and south east of Malone in the northern Adirondack Mountains. more »»

Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

Fall programs begin at library

September 11, 2015 "Race: The Power of Illusion" - A study group will begin in September for those interested in pursuing the study of racism in America. For three consecutive Mondays, Sept. more »»

Roving Reporter, by Peter Crowley

The Gibson storyteller’s story

September 11, 2015 Andy Flynn is deep into researching his authorized biography of the Gibson Brothers, the premier bluegrass band of northern New York and one of the most popular nationwide. more »»

Adirondack 102 Club

Town of Tupper Lake

September 15, 2015 Information courtesy of Jon Kopp, town of Tupper Lake historian --- The town of Altamont, changed to the town of Tupper Lake on July 16, 2004, is in the southwest corner of Franklin County. more »»

Roving Reporter, by Peter Crowley

Quick healer came of age in sanatorium

September 25, 2015 Maybe it’s because Betsy Pond was such an active teenager. Maybe it’s that her paticular infection had never encountered the drugs before. Maybe it was God’s answer to her prayers. more »»

Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

Library Luncheon series begins Nov. 5

October 9, 2015 Coordinator Caper Tissot is pleased to announce that our very popular Library Luncheon Series will resume at noon on Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Thomas B. more »»

Roving Reporter, by Peter Crowley

Being there

October 16, 2015 What’s the difference between seeing a person who’s important to you in person and taking in the appearance through television, the Internet, radio or newspapers? How much does that difference... more »»

Catherine Moore

An amazing woman

December 10, 2015 Muriel Ginsberg was more than just a nice lady; she was a great, one-of-a-kind lady. more »»

Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

Library thanks community for 2015 support

December 11, 2015 Thank you to everyone in the community for helping to make this a wonderful year at the Saranac Lake Free Library. A special thanks to our patrons, volunteers and members. more »»

Roving Reporter, by Peter Crowley

Retired doctor on a mission to talk about death

December 18, 2015 Dr. George Cook, in his retirement, has gone from a physician to an evangelist about the need for people to plan how they want to leave this life, and to tell someone about it. more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

Embracing the solstice

December 22, 2015 At 12:48 this morning, the sun reached its southernmost point in the sky and started moving back to the north. more »»

The Scientific Mind, by Jeremie Fish

So what if the weather outside is frightful?

December 24, 2015 Although almost every witticism attributed to an American is credited to Mark Twain, a lot of them were never uttered by Twain himself. more »»

Roving Reporter, by Peter Crowley

Harmony is hard

December 30, 2015 For as long as I can remember, my grandma sang in the choir at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. It was one of her greatest joys. If it was up to her, they would have rehearsed three nights a wee. more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

Morning light will greet us earlier

January 5, 2016 On Sunday morning, Jan. 3, the sun rose over Tupper Lake at the latest time for the winter, 7:33:34 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on a flat horizon. more »»

The Scientific Mind, by Jeremie Fish

‘Beam me up, Scotty’

January 7, 2016 Teleportation is something that has long captured our collective imagination. more »»

Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

Winter Carnival Book Sale Feb. 11 to 13

January 8, 2016 The 27th annual Winter Book Sale will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a. m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

Jupiter rising

January 19, 2016 Jupiter will rise over Tupper Lake at 9:20 tonight. It actually paused in its apparent motion relative to the stars on Jan. 8. more »»

The Scientific Mind, by Jeremie Fish

The traveling salesman

January 21, 2016 There is an interesting problem in mathematics that seems like it should have a simple answer. This problem is called the traveling salesman problem. more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

The bull and its neighbors

February 2, 2016 The Great Orion Nebula is without a doubt a spectacular sight in the evening sky this time of year. more »»

The Scientific Mind, by Jeremie Fish

Printable electronics in our future?

February 4, 2016 Imagine if you could print your own toy electronics, or companies could easily and cheaply print RFID tags (for tracking objects), or even print your own data storage device to reduce the need for a... more »»

Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

Winter Carnival Book Sale today and Saturday

February 12, 2016 The 27th annual Winter Book Sale continues today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the library, 109 Main St. more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

The deep reaches of space

February 16, 2016 It is difficult to truly appreciate the vast reaches of space that separate us from the rest of the universe. more »»

The Scientific Mind, by Jeremie Fish

LISA Pathfinder, LIGO and the exciting world of gravitational waves

February 18, 2016 In September of 2013, I wrote an article about LIGO, which at the time the next big experimental device to come online for science. Well, I guess you could say that LIGO came online with a bang. more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

Catch a glimpse of the crab in March

March 1, 2016 Cancer is the faintest constellation of the Zodiac, the 12 constellations that lie along the Sun’s apparent path in our sky. more »»

The Scientific Mind, by Jeremie Fish

The benefits of water

March 3, 2016 It seems silly for me to be writing about the benefits of water, since we all know how important water is. Water is necessary for our life and the life of most organisms on earth. more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

Spring sky, the Bard and Bacon

March 15, 2016 This week, we mark the Ides of March: the halfway point of our trek through this month. The most famous reference to this date is, of course, the assassination of Julius Caesar on March 15, 44 B.C. more »»

The Scientific Mind, by Jeremie Fish

Massive supernovae

March 17, 2016 Recently, astronomers have come to realize that they needed a new class of supernovae. This class is called superluminous supernovae. more »»

Roving Reporter, by Peter Crowley

Job well done

March 19, 2016 Once again, Saranac Lake’s nexus of music, theater, education and down-to-earth realism stunned me Thursday nigh. more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

Jupiter’s moons, from Galileo to the future

March 29, 2016 Jupiter will be the star of our spring and summer skies as it moved into the evening sky on March 8, when it was at opposition, opposite the sun in our sky. more »»

The Scientific Mind, by Jeremie Fish

Scientific mysteries

March 31, 2016 There are numerous mysteries in the scientific community, and the list is ever growing. It seems as though every time one question is answered, many more follo. more »»

Saranac Lake Free Library Notes

National Library Week is this coming week

April 8, 2016 “Libraries Transform” is the theme for National Library Week 2016. Everyone is invited to stop by Monday, April 11, for a piece of cake, kicking off National Library Week. more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

Celestial navigation, part 1: latitute

April 12, 2016 The stars shining in the evening sky are not only interesting in their own right; they can also serve to show us our location anywhere on Earth. more »»

Roving Reporter, by Peter Crowley

Unsung workers for the middle class

April 22, 2016 Middle school music teachers don’t get in the newspaper or on the radio as often as their high school counterparts. more »»

Catherine Moore

Do what you can for the planet, big or small

April 23, 2016 Now that Earth Day is over, has anything really changed in our behavior on a daily basis? I’m not so sure as I stuff my garbage cans and wonder, where does it end up? I remember the first Earth Day... more »»

The Wilderness Above (astronomy)

The Summer Triangle and other summer views

April 26, 2016 The hours of darkness continue decreasing as the winter constellations are abruptly lost to the brightness of dusk and the summer constellations begin rising in the east. more »»

 
 

 

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