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Dermot and "Dew Drop" Morgan are the first Saranac Lake interview
Dermot and "Dew Drop" Morgan are the first Saranac Lake interview

National StoryCorps project captures tales of Adirondack life

The StoryCorps oral history project rolled into Saranac Lake yesterday. The mobile recording studio which is housed in an Airstream trailer offers local people a chance to record their stories and their experiences. The effort is co-sponsored by North Country Public Radio. The recordings will be archived at the Library of Congress and some of the interviews will be aired here on NCPR. Brian Mann was at yesterday's opening ceremony in Saranac Lake and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
EL Trudeau honored with new "Distinguished Americans" stamp (Source: USPS)
EL Trudeau honored with new "Distinguished Americans" stamp (Source: USPS)

Saranac Lake TB pioneer EL Trudeau honored with "Distinguished Americans" stamp

Yesterday in Saranac Lake, the US Postal Service unveiled a new stamp honoring Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau. Trudeau was a pioneering physician and tuberculosis researcher. But he was also invented the community of Saranac Lake, which remains the biggest community in the Adirondacks. Trudeau's sanatorium closed a half-century ago, but as Brian Mann reports, his work continues to echo through American culture.  Go to full article
Murals inspired by haiku written by seniors at Rideaucrest Home in Kingston, Ontario
Murals inspired by haiku written by seniors at Rideaucrest Home in Kingston, Ontario

Haiku and coping with dementia

Todd Moe visits a spiritual care program at a nursing home in Kingston, Ontario, where the power of poetry is making connections with seniors. It's haiku that inspires and comforts people with dementia. The project has resulted in a book of haiku, Signs of Spring, and a series of murals in the home's garden patio. Todd talks with program coordinator Marjorie Woodbridge and Kingston haiku poet Philomene Kocher. They say it's not a cure, but the project does show the sense of humor, deep wisdom and capabilities of people with dementia. For more information about the booklet, "Signs of Spring - haiku poems by persons with dementia", contact Marjorie Woodbridge: mwoodbridge@cityofkingston.ca  Go to full article
Students hit the fashion runway in Heuvelton
Students hit the fashion runway in Heuvelton

From trash to fashion in Heuvelton

Earlier this month the Heuvelton Central School Art Club held its fourth annual Wearable Art Show. It was a fashion program that featured clothing from found or recycled materials. Trophies were awarded for "most original", "best use of materials" and "most sophisticated". Heuvelton art teacher Sally Hartman and some of her students told Todd Moe they worked for weeks on their fashion creations. Styrofoam packing peanuts, plastic shopping bags, soda bottles and tin can lids were transformed into dresses, shirts, pants and jewelry. This was an opportunity to make something wonderful from things that are left over or thrown away.  Go to full article

Celebrating art outdoors along Lake Champlain

Artists are invited to take part in this summer's Plein Air Event in the Champlain Valley. "Plein air" began with 19th century French Impressionists who took the act of painting out of the studio and into the world. In July, artists will draw, paint or photograph their favorite Champlain Valley scenes, and the works will be included in an art show and silent auction. The Westport Chamber of Commerce and the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks are sponsoring the event. Todd Moe spoke with the Chamber's Dee Carroll.  Go to full article

Art "word of the month": revise

This month's word gives artists a chance to look critically at what was written or created. The Roman poet Horace thought one should wait nine years before revising a work, but that's a bit much. Some artists make dozens of changes before unveiling a creation. A local composer helps us understand how composers, like Beethoven, made changes in their scores.  Go to full article
Adirondack Artists Guild members: Peter Shrope, Diane Leifheit,   Barry Lobdell, Eleanor Sweeney and Sandra Hildreth.
Adirondack Artists Guild members: Peter Shrope, Diane Leifheit, Barry Lobdell, Eleanor Sweeney and Sandra Hildreth.

Still creating after all these years

The Adirondack Artists' Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery that includes a diverse group of artists residing and working in the northern Adirondacks. It's a space on Saranac Lake's Main Street that's used to show and market artwork created in the region. The Guild promotes development of the arts in the community year-round by featuring the work of guest artists and other events. Todd Moe sat down at the Adirondack Artists Guild to talk with some of the members - Eleanor Sweeney, Barry Lobdell, Sandra Hildreth, Peter Shrope and Diane Leifheit. This weekend, the group celebrates it's 10th anniversary with a gala reception Friday night (5-7 pm) open to everyone. Eleanor Sweeney, a charter member, says the Guild is a result of the efforts of the Saranac Lake Downtown Revitalization Project Arts Committee.  Go to full article

Preview: Remington Arts Fest in Canton

NCPR is media sponsor for the sixth annual Remington Arts Festival in Canton. It starts today and continues through Saturday with many special events including music, a juried art show on the village green, horse-drawn wagon rides of historic Canton, a farmer's market, food and special exhibits. Todd Moe talks with Canton's Economic Development Director Linda McQuinn about the village's "native son".  Go to full article

Preview: artist at work studio tour

NCPR is media sponsor for the first annual "Artist at Work Studio Tour," taking place in the tri-lakes region this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event features free self-guided tours of 23 artist studios in and around Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake. Todd Moe talks with artist Donna Foley, one of the co-organizers of the studio tour about this weekend's event and her artwork.  Go to full article
Hundreds of treasures were hidden behind this gate
Hundreds of treasures were hidden behind this gate

Historic Follensby auction draws hundreds to Tupper Lake

You never really know what the North Country's big events of the summer will be. This year, hands down, the attention grabbers were a couple of big auctions. Fox Island, near Cape Vincent, sold over the weekend for $3.78 million to New Jersey resident Vance Wilson. In Tupper Lake, more than four hundred buyers turned out for the sale of antiques and other treasures from Follensby Park, one of the Adirondacks' most extravagant, private great camps. Brian Mann joined the crowd on Saturday and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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