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It's Not Too Late: Last Minute Gardening Gift Ideas

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have some great gift suggestions for the gardener on your Holiday list.  Go to full article

At Last. A BIG Christmas Tree

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

Commentary: On Santa

We start this next part of the show with a warning: the following may not be appropriate for small children. You see, for the next two and a half minutes, commentator Tom French is going to talk about Santa Claus.  Go to full article

Preview: Chestertown hosts A Dickens Open House

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
Potsdam Brass Quintet: John Ellis, Trumpet; James Madeja, Trumpet, Kelly Drifmeyer, Horn; Mark Hartman, Trombone; Charles Guy, Tuba
Potsdam Brass Quintet: John Ellis, Trumpet; James Madeja, Trumpet, Kelly Drifmeyer, Horn; Mark Hartman, Trombone; Charles Guy, Tuba

Preview: Holiday Brass

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

Christmas Trees: Finding One, Keeping One

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the hunt for the ideal Christmas tree and how to care for it.  Go to full article
Actor Gerald Dickens
Actor Gerald Dickens

Dickens' Descendant to Perform A Christmas Carol at SLU

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
A cookie cottage (above).  Building skills (below).
A cookie cottage (above). Building skills (below).

Home Sweet Home: The Art of Gingerbread

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

Commentary: Silent Night

The notion of silence is an enduring part of the Christmas celebration. Christians have sung countless times of the birth of the Savior on a silent night. Here's commentator Paul Willcott.  Go to full article

Commentary: First Christmas in the Adirondacks

Fred Schneider knew the transition from the big city to his family's new home in the mountains wouldn't be too easy. But nothing made the disconnect more evident than his first Adirondack Christmas - to be exact, the day of Santa's arrival at the Town Hall.  Go to full article

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