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When we’re not busy hitting you with hard-hitting news stories and engagingly introspective blog posts, there’s a good chance we’re giggling about something slightly moronic but enticingly funny in the digital suite (key word:...
Driving to work early one morning this week, I was thinking about our fundraiser and what magical thing I could say to finally convince every non-contributing listener to kick in some money. Well, instead of coming up with the abracadabra of...
As we've reported for quite a while here at NCPR, the Champlain Valley has become a hotspot in the North Country for young farmers trying to forge a new path for agriculture. The Adirondack Explorer traces the roots and future possibilities of that...
This week is Agricultural Literacy week in New York State, organized by Cornell's Agriculture in the Classroom program. Every year, Cornell extension agents and other volunteers head in to the classroom to read an Ag-related children's book. This...
It’s Academy Award season, the Hollywood gathering of decolletage and glitz, while we’re here in our long johns, bulky sweaters and hats with ear flaps. I say it’s time to set our own scene. Lay out the red carpet on a frozen lake,...


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The Adirondack Attic
Andy Flynn uses the objects people make, use, and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region.

Tis the Season for Holiday Art

Over the last few weeks we asked listeners to email us photos of favorite Holiday decorations -- ornaments, centerpieces and family heirlooms. Todd Moe talks with Kathy Ford of Saranac Lake about her annual tradition of painting a mural on her front window.  Go to full article

Winter Service at Blue Mtn Lake Church

The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, in Blue Mountain Lake, will open its doors Christmas Eve (8 pm). It'll be the first winter service since the church's founding in 1885. The seasonal church is the oldest log church in the Adirondacks and has never been opened in the winter. The Reverend Lyman "Barney" Farnham told Todd Moe the church will be heated and all are welcome on Christmas Eve.  Go to full article

DOT to Plant Trees on Rt. 3

The state Department of Transportation has agreed to plant trees and repair damage done to a scenic highway corridor in the Adirondacks that was the site of an extensive tree cutting operation this summer. One environmental group estimated as many as 4000 trees were cut, including many large, healthy trees on Forest Preserve lands adjacent to the highway. As Chris Knight reports, DOT now says its possible some of the work went too far.  Go to full article

Elves Busy at North Pole, NY

There's a spot in the Adirondacks where you'll find Santa and his elves working year-round. Santa's Workshop at North Pole, NY (on Whiteface Mountain Rd. in Wilmington) is...  Go to full article
Jane Desotelle

A Visit to the Wreath Lady

Martha Foley visited Jane Desotelle at her Underwood Herb workshop on a VERY cold morning not long ago. Desotelle supplies wreaths to holiday customers all over the country,...  Go to full article
<i>Evening Snow on Mt. Hira</i>, Ichiyusai Shigenobu, 1864

The "Long Night Moon" Atop Azure Mt.

Sub-zero nights are the time for snuggling up in front of the fire and reading a good book. That's what David Sommerstein was doing last Wednesday night when he got an offer...  Go to full article
Lake Placid Lodge before fire (Source: LP Lodge)

Historic Lake Placid Lodge Burns

A column of black smoke rose over Lake Placid yesterday as part of a historic restaurant and resort burned to the ground. An apparent kitchen fire in an annex at the Lake...  Go to full article
Famous lodge chair believed destroyed in fire

Lodge Gave A Home To Local Art

Artists around the north country are mourning the loss of the Lake Placid Lodge. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Spiegel Mansion in Lake Placid Faces AG Action

After months of negotiations, the Adirondack Park Agency is taking legal action against Pataki ally Arthur Spiegel. The APA has referred the case to New York's attorney...  Go to full article

Merry Knights in AuSable Forks

Members of the Jay Towne Players are preparing for their Holiday production at the Community Center in AuSable Forks this weekend. The Merry Knights of the Rad...  Go to full article

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