Mar 20, 2013 — Today is the first day of spring. It's also World Storytelling Day -- a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, celebrated every year on the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn in the southern. Everyone has a story to tell, and there are lots of storytellers in our region.
For over 25 years, Mitch Lee has been telling tales about life in the mountains and the big woods. He was born and raised in the west-central Adirondacks. When he isn't busy spinning tales at schools, libraries and community groups, Lee runs the Parks Department in Inlet, NY where he helps promote local tourism. He also writes the weekly column, Growing up Adirondack, for The Weekly Adirondack newspaper. Todd Moe spoke with Mitch Lee about his love of telling tales and asked him to share a favorite local story called, The White Feather. Go to full article
Lake Placid, NY, Mar 19, 2013 — More than two-dozen glass plate negatives from a century ago have been re-imagined by a group of Adirondack artists in a new exhibit at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The show, The Past Through The Eyes Of The Present, is a collaboration with The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society. The two organizations asked thirty modern artists to search through the images, choose one and recreate it.
More than 8,000 glass plate negatives were rescued by Dr. George Hart from destruction in the 1970s. Now known as the Barry Collection, the glass plates depict life in the Adirondacks: sports, families and wildlife. The collection was gifted to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, where it has remained until this show. Now the LPCA is passing it along for safe keeping to the Historical Society.
Todd Moe toured the exhibit with James Lemons, executive director of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and Parmelee Tolkan, one of the artists in the show who is also vice president of the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society. Tolkan says part of the goal of the exhibit is to introduce the antique images to the public. Go to full article
Long Lake, NY, Mar 18, 2013 — Students and faculty at Long Lake Central School are focusing on the community's French Canadian history and culture this week. The school will host an evening of music, dancing, stories and food Tuesday night. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Mar 15, 2013 — For years, Potsdam musician Matt Bullwinkel played accordion and piano in dance bands around region. Now, he's opened a new chapter in his musical career and is having a lot... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Mar 14, 2013 — You're invited to a preview of World Storytelling Day this Saturday night in Canton. A group of local storytellers and guests from the Ottawa Storytellers will host an... Go to full article
Ottawa, ON, Mar 13, 2013 — It's been more than 50 years since Inundation Day -- July 1, 1958, when ten Ontario communities along the St. Lawrence were purposefully flooded and 6,500 people relocated so... Go to full article
Ogdensburg, NY, Mar 12, 2013 — Sculpture, fiber and found objects are all part of the 30th annual Elementary Art Exhibit on display this spring at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. The show... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Mar 08, 2013 — Bluesman Rick Bates (aka Tas Cru) and singer/songwriter Mary Ann Casale are hosting a series of concerts this spring that will benefit St. Lawrence County food pantries. ... Go to full article
Brasher Falls-Winthrop, NY, Mar 07, 2013 — The spring musical season kicks off this weekend at a number of high schools in the North Country. It's a busy time back stage and on stage with final rehearsals amid wet... Go to full article