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Bill Knoble in his studio in Chestertown in 2011.  Photo courtesy of Jim Carnahan.
Bill Knoble in his studio in Chestertown in 2011. Photo courtesy of Jim Carnahan.

Remembering potter, farmer Bill Knoble

Last week, one of the North Country's most celebrated artisans passed away.

Bill Knoble spent much of his career in Chestertown in Warren County and later moved to Dekalb in St. Lawrence County. He was a nationally-renowned potter.

He was also a respected outdoorsman, a farmer, a scholar, and a businessman. Brian Mann has our remembrance.  Go to full article
Jeremiah Monroe, age 31, died in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sept. 17, 2009
Jeremiah Monroe, age 31, died in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Sept. 17, 2009

Soldier's death brings the Afghanistan War home

An Army soldier from the Adirondack town of Chester was laid to rest over the weekend. Jeremiah Monroe was 31 years old when he was killed by a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

As Brian Mann reports, his death has brought sorrow to his family and his small mountain village.  Go to full article

Adirondack soldier dies in Afghanistan

The Defense Department has confirmed the death of a soldier from Brant Lake, in the Adirondacks, who was serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Adk artists giving back to their community

Dozens of Adirondack artists have donated their works to help fund a social services agency in the southern Adirondacks. The artwork will be exhibited and sold at a silent auction this Sunday at the Fern Lodge in Chester, NY. Event organizer Susan Murante says the Outreach Center helps those in need find jobs, clothing and food. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Annis knits up to six hours a day in her Chestertown yarn shop (above), and models a pair of Adirondack Buff mittens (below)
Annis knits up to six hours a day in her Chestertown yarn shop (above), and models a pair of Adirondack Buff mittens (below)

Knitting a life in Chestertown

TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, hands out its annual North Country Legends awards in Canton this Sunday. One of the recipients, 88 year-old Annis Holmes, opened her yarn shop in Chestertown in 1952. She still runs the shop and teaches people to knit. She's known as an expert Adirondack Buff mitten knitter, developed in response to the region's cold winters. Todd Moe stopped by her knitting shop recently for a chat.  Go to full article
Currier & Ives portrayal of Jane McCrea's murder (Source:  Library of Congress)
Currier & Ives portrayal of Jane McCrea's murder (Source: Library of Congress)

Unearthing North Country Legend Jane McCrea

The December issue of Adirondack Life magazine tells the story of Jane McCrea, a young Scottish woman who lived in Fort Edwards in the 1770s. While waiting to meet her fiance, McCrea was murdered and scalped by native soldiers loyal to the British. Her death sparked outrage in the American colonies and served as a major catalyst for the Revolutionary War. In the centuries since, McCrea has become a part of North Country legend. The Adirondack Life article was written by David Starbuck, who lives in Chestertown. Starbuck teaches anthropology at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and led the scientific team that is working to reconstruct details of McCrea's life. He told Brian Mann that Jane McCrea's story is tangled up in his own family's history.  Go to full article
Bill Knoble's garden. Photo by Bill Knoble.
Bill Knoble's garden. Photo by Bill Knoble.

Heard up North: "My Garden is White..." Hailstorm Hits North Country

Thunderstorms and heavy rain hit much of the North Country yesterday and last night. Many parts of the Adirondacks were without power. The storms also brought a fast and furious hailstorm. Bill Knoble of Chestertown told Gregory Warner he's never seen anything like it.  Go to full article

A Dickens Open House in Chestertown

The Town of Chester's annual celebration of a Victorian-era Christmas is all day tomorrow. Todd Moe talks with actor Al Hyslop who will read Dickens' beloved story A Christmas Carol in the Chestertown Town Center Theatre Saturday afternoon (4:30).  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Looking for a Nude Model in Chestertown

What can you learn about your community when you try to find a nude model to pose for local artists? A conversation with potter Bill Knoble.  Go to full article

Books: Haunted Saratoga County

David Pitkin is a Chestertown writer who has collected hundreds of ghost stories from across the region over the past 35 years. He's the author of Saratoga County Ghosts and Ghosts of the Northeast. His latest book, Haunted Saratoga County contains dozens of ghost stories and tales from the southern Adirondacks. Todd Moe spoke with Pitkin about those stories in Saratoga county, which Pitkin says is the most haunted county in America.  Go to full article

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