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This Christmas I asked for a new camera. My old stand-by had developed something (dirt? flakes of interior housing??) that show up as dark blobs on most photos. Ruining them, basically. (It may be possible to get the camera cleaned, but I was...
This last week America has been embroiled in what appears, on its face, to be a typically stupid — maybe STUPID, with capital letters is called for here — discussion of race. A black author, writing in Slate, suggested that Saint Nick...
The news in these hectic days leading up to the solstice, Christmas and the renewal of New Year’s has been tough going. The shootings in Connecticut, the painful spectacle of gridlock in Washington DC, the sputtering economy. I’ve spoken...
It’s that time of year again, when Christmas cheer clashes mightily and noisily with the debate over the “war against Christmas.” I am, and this probably won’t come as any surprise, a skeptic. Not about the value and...
I am not a religious person, but I still believe in miracles. Every spring, when the first peas push up through the ground, I am awed and grateful. We had a small miracle on our farm Christmas eve. We returned from doing the neighborhood...
News stories tagged with "christmas"
Dec 23, 2004 — In rural regions like the North Country, it's not hard to find a Christmas tree farm - where you can wander around in a miniature forest, choosing your own perfect tree. But in urban areas, it's harder to get that in-the-woods feeling. Here's a story sent to us by the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush, out in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where one tree-grower brings a little bit of the north woods charm to the city. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Dec 22, 2004 — Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have some great gift suggestions for the gardener on your Holiday list. Go to full article
Dec 17, 2004 — Commentator Paul Willcott and his wife, Ann, had long dreamed of the perfect Christmas tree. When they became the new proud owners of a rambling old cure cottage in Saranac Lake, they got their chance. It was the right time, and the right place, for the perfect tree. But the story didn't turn out quite as expected. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2004 — Stratford on Hudson's 4th annual presentation of A Dickens Open House takes place this Satuday in Chestertown. Sponsored by the Town of Chester, events will include sleigh rides, quilt-making and a gingerbread house workshop. Actor Alfred Hyslop presents a solo rendition of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" Saturday night (7:30) in the Town Theatre. Go to full article
Dec 08, 2004 — The Potsdam Brass Quintet and Laura Toland, organist and choral director at the First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam, will give a concert Friday night (7:30) featuring arrangements by Arthur Frackenpohl and other Holiday favorites. We preview the concert with members of the quintet. Go to full article
Nov 16, 2004 — Gerald Charles Dickens, actor and great-great grandson of author Charles Dickens, will give a performance of A Christmas Carol tonight (7:30 pm) in Gulick Theatre at St. Lawrence University. The event is free and open to the public. Todd Moe chats with Gerald Dickens about his famous ancestor and this Holiday classic. Go to full article
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Nov 12, 2004 — Fruitcakes, cookies and sweets are an annual tradition in many households during the holidays. Next month, visitors to the Traditional Arts In Upstate New York, or TAUNY, gallery in Canton will be asked to vote for their favorite gingerbread house. TAUNY is offering a chance to learn the tasty art of building gingerbread structures - from cabins to castles. Award-winning gingerbread architect Sue Wilder will offer two workshops. An advanced class geared toward adults tomorrow from 10 to 1 at the Canton United Methodist Church. And a beginners class on Saturday, December 11 for families and young builders. Last year, Todd Moe visited a group of eager gingerbread bakers gathered in Canton to learn some secrets of making gingerbread houses. These novices got a head start on their edible real estate. Go to full article