Canton, NY, Nov 12, 2013 — Ogdensburg native and St. Lawrence University graduate Tessa Mellas returns to campus this week to read some of her award-winning stories. Tessa Mellas recently won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for her collection of a dozen short stories in Lungs Full of Noise.
Mellas was a 2001 English and Music major at St. Lawrence, and grew up skating at ice rinks around the North Country. Appleton Arena is one of her favorite rinks. She spoke with Todd Moe about her writing style -- realistic fiction with fantastic elements -- and what it's like to be a professional writer. She also reads from the story, "Mariposa Girls", in Lungs Full of Noise. Go to full article
Nov 05, 2013 — We're "gaining dark" as winter approaches. That's good news for astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue. There's just more and more time to get outside and see the stars and planets now in the night sky.
On the list of highlights in her conversation with Martha Foley today: Venus in the evening (with the waxing crescent moon tonight); winter constellations Orion, notably) rising; Jupiter, Leo and Mars in the morning; and a comet, ISON, on its way this month.
(Aileen teaches physics at St. Lawrence University and stops by the NCPR studios every month or so.) Go to full article
Oct 11, 2013 — The Alexander String Quartet will present a free concert at noon in St. Lawrence University's Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall. The San Francisco-based quartet consists of... Go to full article
Oct 09, 2013 — St. Lawrence University held a formal gathering last evening honoring Gunnison Chapel and its carillon- damaged in a fire early Sunday. There were speeches, and choral... Go to full article
Oct 01, 2013 — The days are getting shorter, by about three minutes every 24 hours now, and that's welcome news for Aileen O'Donoghue. It means more time for looking at the night sky. ... Go to full article
Sep 30, 2013 — Right now in the Canton-Potsdam area, there are about 50 people dressing their cats in technicolored, fluffy, Elizabethan collars. But they're not doing this because they... Go to full article