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Summer day on the Carry Falls Reservoir
Summer day on the Carry Falls Reservoir

Canoe journey: Jordan River, Carry Falls Reservoir

The Carry Falls Reservoir lies hidden away in the northwest corner of the Adirondack Park. Twenty miles south of Potsdam, Carry Falls is the fifth-largest lake inside the Blue Line. It's also the gateway to one of the North Country's most pristine rivers. Back in 2002, Brian Mann spent a day exploring the area. He sent this postcard.  Go to full article

Vermont walk highlights global warming

More than 600 people walked into Burlington yesterday in what organizers said was the country's largest global warming demonstration yet. Marchers are calling for political action to address global warming. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Arts Council honors Sally Hartman

Rensselaer Falls artist and teacher Sally White Hartman was given an award this year by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council. She owns the "Ladies First Gallery of Art", with husband Kyle Hartman, and teaches art in the Heuvelton Central School. Her background is in printmaking and painting, and the gallery is housed in a 19th century mill. Douglas Hopper took a tour earlier this summer.  Go to full article

Northway bus crash kills 5, injures dozens

A stretch of the Adirondack Northway, between Keene Valley and Elizabethtown, was closed this morning after last night's Greyhound bus crash that killed five people, including the driver, and left nearly three dozen others injured. Todd Moe spoke with Brian Mann about the crash. Greyhound info line: 800-972-4583  Go to full article

Two killed in Vermont shooting; man in custody

Police say two people are dead and three are injured in Essex, Vermont after a gunman went on a rampage through two homes and an elementary school yesterday afternoon. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

More ships on the St. Lawrence?

Environmentalists are raising concerns about a plan to bring more ocean freighters through the St Lawrence Seaway. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Camp Severance, ca. 1920. © 2003 The Adirondack Museum
Camp Severance, ca. 1920. 2003 The Adirondack Museum

Camp an Adirondack tradition

These final weeks of summer offer a last chance to see the Adirondack Museum's special exhibition looking at the history of summer camps in the North Country. For millions of kids, camp is a first introduction to the outdoors. Brian Mann sent this audio postcard when the exhibition first opened back in 2003.  Go to full article

Ask the Station Call-in

NCPR Station manager Ellen Rocco, program director Jackie Sauter, and news director Martha Foley answer listeners' questions about NCPR and public broadcasting.  Go to full article

Tradition and sociability at Grindstone Island square dance

Grindstone Island is a place where the past is quite present. Grindstone is just opposite the St. Lawrence River village of Clayton. It's several miles long, one of the largest of the Thousand Islands. There are no official roads. Folks get around in old jalopies or ATVs. Only 11 people live on Grindstone all winter, but when the weather changes, families who've spent generations of summers there return, and a larger community reassembles. On Saturday nights, the place to be is the big dance at Dodge Hall. Usually it's DJs or rock 'n' roll bands who supply the music. But every once in a while, some fiddlers and callers get together for an old-fashioned square dance. David Sommerstein joined in last summer, and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

The simple life on Raquette Lake

For the last few weeks, we've been bringing you excerpts from StoryCorps, the national oral history project that visited the North Country last month. Well, we recently learned about someone who couldn't make it to StoryCorps, but she sure has stories to tell. Josephine Marbury has spent every summer for nearly 90 years on her family's island on Raquette Lake. This past Sunday we brought our microphones to Bluff Point on Raquette Lake to record Josephine being interviewed by her friend Mary Gearhart about what an Adirondack Summer was like back in the teens and early twenties.  Go to full article

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