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Bob Sauter and Roger Bailey cranking the press. Photo: Bonnie Obremski
Bob Sauter and Roger Bailey cranking the press. Photo: Bonnie Obremski

Many hands help at neighborhood cider pressing

It is absolutely cider season, from big operations to small. Martha Foley and her neighbors usually gather at this time of year for "cider day." The hand-cranked press lives in an old milk house. It's a barrel-shaped contraption, with heavy slatted sides.

Whole apples, mostly wild, are washed, chopped and packed into the press. The cranking starts, squeezing the apples tighter and tighter, and eventually, the cider flows.

The whole process is a team effort, starting outside with a bath for the apples.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Digging Out the Mailbox

North Country winters are full of little pleasures...and pains. David Sommerstein bumped into a new homeowner outside Canton facing the latter. Here's a Heard Up North...  Go to full article
1912 Wisconsin engine, in the 1912 "Splinter".
1912 Wisconsin engine, in the 1912 "Splinter".

Heard Up North: an old engine for an old boat

Clayton's annual antique and classic boatshow opens today. A hundred-twenty boats, from big inboards to little outboards, fill the docks of the Antique Boat Museum through Sunday. But it's not only the boats that are old. The engines are too. A 1912 "Wisconsin" is today's Heard Up North. It was recorded last year.

(The engine is now IN the boat, a long-decked launch, also built in 1912, in Morristown, called "Splinter." It'll be part of this weekend's boat show, in Clayton.)  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

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