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Everett Smith at work.
Everett Smith at work.

Heard Up North: splitting wood

There were clear skies, cool temperatures...and a woodpile. A perfect combination for our Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Yesterday was Larry Larue's last day in Canton and Potsdam. (Photo: david Sommerstein.).
Yesterday was Larry Larue's last day in Canton and Potsdam. (Photo: david Sommerstein.).

Heard Up North: Goodbye to Larry the fish guy

All summer long, seafood lovers in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties keep their eyes open for a white truck with a big red lobster on its side.

It's Larry's fish truck. Larry LaRue is actually the second Larry - he took over the business about 20 years ago and has been selling fresh fish packed in ice from Maine and Boston ever since.
But this is Larry's last week. The business is for sale, but the next fish guy won't be Larry, unless another Larry takes over. David Sommerstein produced this Heard Up North in 2006.  Go to full article
Annis Holmes, of Chestertown, models a pair of hand knit Adirondack buff mittens.
Annis Holmes, of Chestertown, models a pair of hand knit Adirondack buff mittens.

Heard Up North: mittens for a winter's work

Sometimes our stories and conversations kindle memories from listeners. Andy Flynn's "Adirondack Attic" segment this month about a pair of vintage mittens at the Adirondack Museum inspired a phone call from Milda Burns, a longtime listener and local historian in North River.

For today's Heard Up North, Milda recounts how her father learned a valuable lesson as a young woodsman in the southern Adirondacks in the 1880s.  Go to full article
Dave West atop Low's Ridge
Dave West atop Low's Ridge

A perch overlooking the Adirondacks

Today's Heard Up North comes from Low's Ridge, a granite monolith overlooking the most jagged terrain of the Adirondacks.

It's not hard to reach. Dave West drove just a few minutes from his home in Long Lake and, just before reaching Tupper Lake, turned toward the Bog River Flow. It's about an hour's paddle through the wilderness to Hitchens Pond and the trailhead to the ridge.

Then, a mile-long hike to the top and a view unlike any other.  Go to full article
Roger Hastings of Dickinson Center shears a yearling ewe (Susan Heberling)
Roger Hastings of Dickinson Center shears a yearling ewe (Susan Heberling)

Heard Up North: Sheep shearing a sure sign of spring

In the North Country, we have lots of ways to know when spring has finally sprung. The snow melts, the robins return and sheep get sheared.

Susan Heberling, of Potsdam, captured this season's shave and a haircut in an iconic image that's on our web site right now. It's the photo of the day.

Heberling told Jonathan Brown that--at the moment she snapped the picture--the ewe didn't seem bothered at all as shearer Roger Hastings went about his work.  Go to full article

The 'thousand word' story behind our Photo of the Day

If you haven't seen it yet, our Photo of the Day shows a large totem poll, apparently smiling amid an Adirondack North Country winterscape. The totem pole's caretaker--who also sent us the photo--is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Free High-Five Thursday

Just before the semester ended at SUNY Potsdam, some students got together for what's become a kind of ritual. Standing outside the student center, they cajole their classmates into a mix of interactive street theater and community building. It lasts for only a moment and it's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Before and after a straight-razor shave
Before and after a straight-razor shave

Heard Up North: Straight-razor shave

It's hard to be certain, but Jonathan Brown may have been part of an historic event recently. He went to his barber, Bob Hallida, in Canton to get a straight-razor shave. As you'll hear, they were both a little nervous as they made today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A Japanese card game in Massena

Go to the Massena Public Library on the first and third Saturdays of any month, and you'll find teenagers dueling, Yu Gi Oh style. Yu Gi Oh is a trading card game based on Japanese anime cartoons. It's like a Dungeons and Dragons for a new generation. James Roscha sponsors the regular tournaments. He and one of his Yu Gi Oh proteges are the subjects of today's Heard Up North. Sarah Minor produced this story.  Go to full article
Ruth Garner (l) and Kevin Robinson
Ruth Garner (l) and Kevin Robinson

Heard Up North: The tattooed lady

Today's Heard Up North is from Potsdam - related to the Humane Society and the zootoo contest. First, the 93-year-old woman known as the Deputy Mayor of Potsdam:  Go to full article

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