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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

Green Holiday Gifts and How to Care for Them

Looking for ideas for last minute gifts that really catch the spirit of the season? Think green! Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about caring for indoor Holiday plants year-round.  Go to full article

Christmas Tree Sellers Hoping for Better Season

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
Ruth Besio's cookie cottage (above). Building skills (below).
Ruth Besio's cookie cottage (above). Building skills (below).

Home Sweet Home: The Art of Gingerbread Houses

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

Commentary: Returns

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

Commentary: A Kiwi Christmas

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

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