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The first Blue Mt. House.
The first Blue Mt. House.

The Adirondack Attic

We introduce a new series this morning - The Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn.

You may know Andy from his series of "Adirondack Attic" books on local history. He uses the objects people make, use, and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region.

Now, NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air.  Go to full article

Creating and sustaining arts connections

The Director of the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts says 2009 was a great year, despite the economic downturn, and he's looking forward to another one. Stephen Svoboda grew up in Tupper Lake and taught theater arts in Miami before returning to the Adirondacks last year. Todd Moe spoke with him about his first year in Blue Mountain Lake, and looking ahead to more Shakespeare, music and making connections throughout the park.  Go to full article

Preview: An Adirondack Christmas Carol

A Dickens classic has been given an Adirondack twist. Set in and around Indian Lake, "An Adirondack Christmas Carol", follows the story of Scrooge as he travels through Adirondack history and the future to learn about the true spirit of generosity and family. The show opens in Indian Lake. Todd Moe spoke with actor Dan King who plays Scrooge. King's an artist who moved to Tupper Lake three years ago from Tampa Bay.  Go to full article

From catchy jingles to world music

He's known as "Jingle Jake", and has written music and lyrics for TV commercials pitching soda, burgers and razors. Now, Hall-of-Fame songwriter Jake Holmes is turning his attention to women and world music. He and his partner, Amanda Homi, will share their music and a new documentary at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake on Friday night. He spoke with Todd Moe about learning more about different cultures through the eyes of musicians.  Go to full article
<em>Short Carries</em> by Elizabeth Folwell
Short Carries by Elizabeth Folwell

Folwell chronicles her Adirondack life, one vignette at a time

For thirty-nine years, Adirondack Life magazine has chronicled the Park's history and culture. For half of that time, Betsy Folwell from Blue Mountain has been one of the magazine's leading writers and editors. Folwell's new collection of essays is called Short Carries. It offers a kind of public journal, written by one of the Adirondacks' keenest observers. Folwell, now creative director at Adirondack Life, sat down last week to talk with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Stephen Svoboda
Stephen Svoboda

New director, new direction at Adk Lakes Center for the Arts

This week marks the start of new leadership nationally and locally. The Adirondacks Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake has a new Executive Director. Stephen Svoboda is a professional playwright, director and educator. He's a native of Tupper Lake and returns to the Adirondacks after eight years of teaching and working with theater groups in Miami. Svoboda got his undergraduate degree in playwrighting at SUNY Plattsburgh. He told Todd Moe that he's excited about returning to the region.  Go to full article
A bog near Blue Mountain Lake, part of the Finch Pruyn timber easement
A bog near Blue Mountain Lake, part of the Finch Pruyn timber easement

Carnivorous pitcher plants and rolling thunder grace an ancient Adirondack bog

Huge conservation deals over the last decade have protected nearly a million acres of land in the Adirondacks. The deals allow timber harvesting to continue. But scientists say they also protect crucial habitats and eco-systems. In part two of his report on the Finch, Pruyn easement negotiated by the Adirondack Nature Conservancy Brian Mann sends an audio postcard from a bog near Blue Mountain Lake.  Go to full article
Exploring a valley of the Adirondacks
Exploring a valley of the Adirondacks

Big conservation deal opens new windows for research in the Adirondacks

In the deepest valleys of the Adirondack Mountains, scientists are exploring forests and wetlands that have been hidden away for decades. Researchers with New York state and the Nature Conservancy are surveying tens of thousands of acres of land acquired last year as part of the massive Finch-Pruyn deal. Discoveries made this summer will shape conservation and timber harvesting in the Adirondacks for decades. Here's part one of Brian Mann's two-part report.  Go to full article
The Winston Jazz Band
The Winston Jazz Band

Preview: Jazz on the water

The Winston Jazz Band brings its style of jazz improv to Blue Mountain Lake this weekend. Todd Moe has this preview.  Go to full article

Adirondack Museum suspends Lake Placid project

The Adirondack Museum has suspended plans to build a branch of the museum on Lake Placid's Main Street. Museum officials blamed permitting issues, ongoing litigation, rising construction costs and the challenges of fundraising. Board members informed local leaders in Lake Placid of the decision on Tuesday. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

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