2020欧洲杯夺冠热门

Columns

Happy once

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson had settled into their seemingly misplaced rental Swiss chalet on the French Riviera in March 1883. At 32, the invalid Scottish author would soon witness his first novel, “Treasure Island,” show off its staying power by going from a serial in Young Folks ...

Cooking at home is easier than you think

So, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, and restaurants are closed — or only doing takeout. The Adult Center, which served cooked meals five days a week, is closed. Schools, where many children got lunch or breakfast, are closed. Wednesday night Community Suppers at the First United ...

Postponing Tokyo Olympics is a tough but necessary task

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门 Imagine if the Olympic Games were coming to Lake Placid again. And then they didn’t. This is precisely what the picture is in Tokyo right now, and really, around the rest of the world. The Olympic Games of 2020 just cannot happen this summer. It is a reality. It is a chilling fact none ...

Correctional officers’ union at FCI Ray Brook sounds the alarm

Judging from the response of the leadership of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, we are grossly underprepared to properly react and reduce the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic at the Federal Correctional Institute at Ray Brook. The measures put in place are nothing more than an attempt to appear ...

Homeschool honeymoon

It has been a week of homeschooling, remote working and social distancing. Our household is a bit unique in that I’ve worked online for years. The concept of being 50% dressed from the waist up for a conference call is normal. I just don’t usually have other people around to witness it. ...

COVID-19 could reduce traffic deaths

There’s almost nothing good coming from the COVID-19 coronavirus, but there could be one potential positive thing — we should have fewer automobile fatalities. With schools and colleges closed, restaurants limited to take-out only, public gatherings limited to a handful of people, all ...

Sen. Robert Kennedy visits

It was a big headline in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in February 1967 when Sen. Robert Kennedy visited Saranac Lake. He had to make an appearance here, but I believe the whole purpose of the trip was to ski at Big Tupper, which he did quite often. The 72-point, eight-column headline above ...

Dropping into town

The world opened up for me Wednesday afternoon at about 2. I had never been north of Albany in my life. My summers as a kid were spent on the sandy beaches of Cape Cod. The highest elevation there is about 18 inches. Or so it seemed. I have driven up Mount St. Helens twice. The first ...

Hair loss

Parents have been asking me some hair-raising questions about what to do when their children experience excessive hair loss. Well, let me see if I can comb out some information on this topic. --- What is typical and what is not Believe it or not, we all lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day ...

Slainte!

Chicago canceled theirs. New York canceled theirs. Boston canceled theirs — even Dublin canceled theirs. But My Home Town’s happened took place right on schedule. I am, of course, referring to our St. Patrick’s Day parade. A week before the parade, Jen-X asked me the perfect ...

Let’s help each other out

We need a pandemic to treat each other respectfully? These are tough times with an undecided future. With that, I have seen such incredible acts of generosity. I’m only scratching the surface by highlighting those people offering to deliver meals and groceries, or tutor children online. If ...

Foods to strengthen your immunity

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门It’s official. The World Health Organization and our Centers for Disease Control have proclaimed the new coronavirus, COVID-19, a global pandemic. Whereas the flu kills (on average) about 20,000 Americans each year, this new virus is ten times more deadly — especially to older folks and ...

An introduction to viruses

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门I’ve heard it said that there are 10 million times more viruses on Earth than there are stars in the universe, maybe more. And that scientists estimate that, at any given moment, there are more than a billion viruses present on Earth. Viruses are smaller than bacteria. For example, at 45 ...

These films are a reminder that humans will prevail

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门All this coronavirus hubbub made me realize, we haven’t experienced this before in the modern day, but we’ve most certainly seen it in film. This week I’m looking at three of my favorite pandemic movies you might want to watch while under home isolation. On a realistic note, I know the ...

Art — what is it good for?

“I was only happy once: that was at Hyeres.” — RLS That is a favorite talking point for tourism people in this picturesque little town in France, built on a hill topped off with medieval ruins and providing a view of the Mediterranean Sea, roughly halfway between Marseille and Nice. ...

Author revisits feminist commune in Adirondacks

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门 Lorraine M. Duvall’s cleverly titled “Finding a Woman’s Place” captures in miniature a movement that has, in a remarkably short time, changed how men and women in America see themselves and each other. “A woman’s place is in the home” was part of the post-World War II ...

Out of the woods

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门Have you ever wondered what it would be like to come back from a camping trip into a wholly different world? That’s what happened to Miles and his friends this week. The group of four had driven up from Brooklyn, stopped in to rent some cold-weather gear and gone off into the High Peaks. ...

The Adirondack Pregnancy Center — an introduction

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门The Adirondack Pregnancy Center Board of Directors would like to thank the village of Saranac Lake for welcoming the APC to the community. The early March site plan review meeting was not the place, nor did it afford us the time to share the totality of who we are, what we believe and what ...

IIHS crash testing improves vehicle safety — will set bar higher

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crash testing has led to life-saving improvement in occupant protection since it was introduced in 2003. The program has been so successful that the side ratings for current models are no longer helping consumers distinguish among vehicles or ...

Talk about a historical scoop

2020欧洲杯夺冠热门 It’s about a book not yet published. It’s still in the works, but I just happen to have a review of that book right here in my famous little history column. The book may be fiction, but it is historical fiction … and here is the big deal: The review is by the author herself, a ...