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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"
by Todd Moe
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
by NCPR News
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
Dec 24, 2003 — 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
Dec 18, 2003 — Christmas tree sellers are in the height of their season right now. Truckloads of spruces, pines and firs are being delivered to stores and Christmas tree lots all across the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Nov 28, 2003 — Just as the oven begins to cool from the Thanksgiving feast, comes another seasonal favorite - Holiday baking. Fruitcakes, cookies and sweets are an annual tradition in many households this time of year. During the month of December, visitors to the Traditional Arts In Upstate New York, or TAUNY, gallery in Canton will be asked to vote for their favorite gingerbread house. Late last month a group of eager gingerbread bakers gathered in Canton to learn some secrets of making gingerbread houses - from cabins to castles. As Todd Moe reports, these novices got a head start on their edible real estate. Go to full article
Jan 08, 2003 — After holiday shopping comes holiday returning for all the things we'll never use and don't really fit. For returning them efficiently, however, requires some special skills. Commentator Elle Garrell Berger learned hers from her mother. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2003 — As many of us enjoy new knowledge of New Zealand, new ?media darling? as the home of the Lord of the Rings movies, a small, hardy group of Kiwis enjoyed a seasonal exchange over the holidays. Commentator Betsy Kepes was their guide for a white Christmas. Go to full article