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Crossword buffs have an online meeting place, thanks to Binghamton prof.

Crossword puzzles are the kind of kitchen table sport you usually do by yourself. But like avid fans of all sorts, serious crossword puzzlers have found a community online. One of their most popular meeting spots was created by a Binghamton University professor.  Go to full article

Empowering art online

Artist Susan Olsen grew up in the Adirondacks. She's an arts organizer, and owns and runs Borealis Color, an art and hobby supply shop in Saranac Lake. She's also created an arts blog, called "Art Throb", where she shares art news, events, profiles and ideas online. Susan spoke with Todd Moe about using her blog and business to encourage more art in her community and the world.  Go to full article

Aubertine, Renzi square off in person, but online?

The North Country Senate race that grabbed statewide headlines last winter is heating up. Democrat Darrel Aubertine and his Republican challenger, David Renzi, will face off in their second debate in Ogdensburg tonight. The two have also been invited to participate in what could be the North Country's first debate in the blogosphere. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Yankees fans chat it up with Pete Abraham of the Journal News.
Yankees fans chat it up with Pete Abraham of the Journal News.

Yankees bloggers meet down on the farm

For hardcore baseball fans, life has never been better. Gone are the days of waiting for the morning paper for yesterday's box score. You can follow games in real time online. And baseball bloggers cover the minute details of every team. More than two dozen bloggers follow the New York Yankees, but one has separated himself from the pack. A beat writer for a Westchester County newspaper has such loyal readers on his blog that they got together in real life to watch a baseball game...a minor league game at that. David Sommerstein, a Yankees fan and blog reader himself, met up with the group.  Go to full article
The St. Regis Canoe Area: one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the Adirondacks (Photos:  Brian Mann, Phil Brown)
The St. Regis Canoe Area: one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the Adirondacks (Photos: Brian Mann, Phil Brown)

Blogger searches for the 7 Wonders of the Adirondacks

If you were asked to name your picks for the Seven Wonders of the Adirondack-North Country, what would they be? That's the question that John Warren, from the town of Chester put on his popular regional blog, called Adirondack Almanack. Warren allowed his listeners to cheat a little bit, dividing the list into two categories. Natural wonders like the Ausable Chasm and OK Slip Falls made the grade. So did man-made marvels like Santa's Workshop and the Keeseville Stone Arch Bridge. John Warren talked about his project with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Making hospitals beautiful (Source: N. Wikoff)
Making hospitals beautiful (Source: N. Wikoff)

Adk Arts Organizer Takes His Message to Russia

Naj Wikoff, from Keene Valley, has been an arts organizer in the North Country for decades. He's just returned from a year in eastern Russia, where he worked local hospitals and cultural institutions to help develop funding programs. He kept an on-line journal on our website during his months abroad. He sat down yesterday to talk with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
A misty bay on Lake Baikal
A misty bay on Lake Baikal

Audio Diary: From Keene Valley to Lake Baikal

Naj Wikoff, from Keene Valley, is spending eight months in Ulan Ade, in the Lake Baikal region of eastern Russia. Since August, Naj has been keeping a web-diary of his journey here at He's described his travels and his work as a Fulbright scholar, a teacher and artist at the East Siberian Academy of Culture. This morning, Naj sends this audio diary of his journey across Russia and his first encounter with Lake Baikal and its people.

Naj's audio diary was produced by Brian Mann with web production by Dale Hobson.  Go to full article

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