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Listen: New Adirondack Treasure novel sets mystery, adventure on St. Lawrence

Cranberry Lake author Matthew Glavin loves a good mystery and a hunt for lost treasure. He and co-author Michael Dolan have released the second installment in the "Adirondack Treasure" series. This second novel, "Isle Royale", features a legendary treasure buried on an island in the St. Lawrence River during the French and Indian War, and terrorists who have smuggled a missile, with a super-EMT warhead, aboard a ship on the river.

Glavin told Todd Moe that he grew up in Syracuse, moved to the Adirondacks about four years ago, and has focused on local history and writing fiction.  Go to full article
Jonathan Foster.  Photo:  Jonathan Foster
Jonathan Foster. Photo: Jonathan Foster

New Music: Jonathan Foster's "Sabbatical"

You can take a musician out of the Adirondacks, but somewhere in the music there's still a link back home. California singer-songwriter Jonathan Foster released his debut studio album, Sabbatical, earlier this year.

It's the result of a monthly song-writing and recording project that suddenly became a full length record. Foster grew up in Cranberry Lake, studied biology at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse and in 2004, settled on the west coast.  Go to full article
A postcard of Remington's The Howl of the Weather against the Cranberry Lake shoreline.  Photo: Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg
A postcard of Remington's The Howl of the Weather against the Cranberry Lake shoreline. Photo: Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg

In search of Remington's Cranberry Lake haunts

The focus this weekend during Canton's annual Remington Arts Festival, will be on famous native son and 19th century artist Frederic Remington. While he immortalized the western frontier in oil and bronze, Remington also enjoyed visits to the Adirondacks.

Every summer, from 1889 to 1900, he and his wife Eva visited friends on Cranberry Lake. He completed sketches for the first illustrated edition of Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha during visits to the lake, where he also enjoyed hunting, fishing and relaxing. Modern artists and art lovers enjoy re-tracing Remington's footsteps in "the Great South Woods", as it was called.

Since 2000, Allen and Marilyn Splete have been seasonal residents of Cranberry Lake. They love the lake, local history and Remington's art. Earlier this month they invited Todd Moe along for a boat ride to explore a little-known facet of Remington's life.  Go to full article
A miniature locomotive crosses Bob Meredith's handmade truss bridge. Photo: Todd Moe
A miniature locomotive crosses Bob Meredith's handmade truss bridge. Photo: Todd Moe

Heard Up North: more than a toy railroad

The logging railroads are gone and most of the sawmills in the northwestern Adirondacks have closed over the last century. But a group of model railroad buffs in Star Lake is building a miniature train exhibit that will explore the history of logging and life a hundred years ago.

Along with mountains, trees and houses, the minutely detailed diorama comes complete with Wanakena's historic foot bridge, Rich Lumber Company sawmills and even a steamboat named "Helen". Most of the exhibit is being built from scratch based on historic photos and memories. The finished layout will be permanently displayed in Star Lake.

Bob Meredith and Ted Tate donned their engineer caps and gave Todd Moe a tour of their miniature work-in-progress for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark

Adirondack Attic: farm photos

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of "Adirondack Attic" books on local history. He uses the objects people make, use and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region.

NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air. Today, Andy digs through a box of photographs from a farm in Cranberry Lake.  Go to full article
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clark

Adirondack Attic: farm photos

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. You may know Andy from his series of "Adirondack Attic" books on local history. He uses the objects people make, use and leave behind to tell stories about the life and times of the region. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and museums in the region to bring these stories to air. Today, Andy digs through a box of photographs from a farm in Cranberry Lake.  Go to full article
Jeanne Reynolds and her painting of the Helen, an early passenger boat on Cranberry Lake. (photo: James Ver Steeg)
Jeanne Reynolds and her painting of the Helen, an early passenger boat on Cranberry Lake. (photo: James Ver Steeg)

A life on the lake and a studio with a view

Jeanne Reynold's cozy art studio sits along the Cranberry Lake town beach with expansive views of the north end of the lake. She's lived in the Adirondacks for more than 60 years, raised a family and helped her husband run the local general store. She's the Clifton town historian, and is best known for her watercolors of flowers, landscapes and boats on the lake. Some of her art is featured this summer as part of the Cranberry Lake Boat Club's centennial. Todd Moe stopped by her art studio and gallery, dubbed "End of the Pier", for a chat.  Go to full article
Jonathan Jenkins and Ellen Giraud won Cranberry Lake's first Cardboard Boat Race.
Jonathan Jenkins and Ellen Giraud won Cranberry Lake's first Cardboard Boat Race.

Cardboard boats inspire ingenuity, fun

The Cranberry Lake Boat Club is celebrating its centennial with a series of events this summer. Last Sunday, dozens gathered to watch homemade boats, made of cardboard, duct tape, layer after layer of glue and paint, race around a buoy near the town beach. Teams displayed their makeshift boats as each was called one-by-one to the water. So, do cardboard boats sink or sail? Todd Moe found that most were seaworthy.  Go to full article

In celebration of trails

This Saturday marks the 17th annual National Trails Day. It's an opportunity for the public and trail enthusiasts to explore and celebrate the nation's trail system. In the Cranberry Lake area this Saturday, volunteers will work on nine different trail projects, and the new "Cranberry Lake 50" loop trail around the lake will officially open. Jamie Savage is a local singer/songwriter who also teaches at the Ranger School in Wanakena. He told Todd Moe more about National Trails Day.  Go to full article

Cranberry Lake feud over trail rights

Snowmobile riders have complained for years that their trail network in the north country is fragile. It depends on a patchwork of agreements with local and state governments, as well as dozens of private landowners. In the northern Adirondacks, a snowmobile club is feuding with hunters over a trail that crosses land leased by the Cranberry Lake Fish & Game Club. Sledders with the Cranberry Lake Mountaineers have used the route for years to reach the lake, but it was closed this season following a dispute over money. Opposing club members Bill White and Tom Morley spoke about the simmering disagreement between the Fish & Game Club and the Mountaineers Snowmobile Club.  Go to full article

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