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The Plattsburgh Cardinals after their big win on Saturday. Photo via <a href="http://www.gocardinalsports.com/index.aspx?path=whockey">SUNY Plattsburgh</a>.
The Plattsburgh Cardinals after their big win on Saturday. Photo via SUNY Plattsburgh.

SUNY Plattsburgh: the other big North Country victory

While Clarkson was duking it out for the Division I championship on Sunday, the Division III Women's Ice Hockey team at SUNY Plattsburgh was already celebrating.

Over the weekend, the Cardinals beat Norwich University, 9-2, for their third national title.  Go to full article
Austin's 6th Street was closed off to cars so that the thousands of SXSW "pilgrims" could mill about. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Austin's 6th Street was closed off to cars so that the thousands of SXSW "pilgrims" could mill about. Photo: Zach Hirsch

The North Country, represented at SXSW!

Each year, thousands of people flock to Austin, Texas, for SXSW (South by Southwest), a set of music, film, and interactive festivals.

Zach Hirsch was our person on the ground for the music part. All last week, he was snapping photos, recording sounds, sampling the scene, and keeping an eye out for musicians from our region.

Zach is now safely back in the North Country, and he joined Martha Foley in the studio for a little debrief.  Go to full article
Photo: Zach Hirsch
Photo: Zach Hirsch

Clarkson Women's Ice Hockey heads to Frozen Four

The Clarkson Women's Ice Hockey team is making history. For the first time, the Golden Knights made it to the Frozen Four. Tomorrow, the team faces off against Mercyhurst College, and if they win, they play for the 2014 NCAA Championship.

Before the team boarded the bus to Quinnipiac University yesterday, their fans cheered them on.  Go to full article
"12 Years a Slave" playing at Vue Cinema. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57474170@N05/12232894865/">givingnot</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
"12 Years a Slave" playing at Vue Cinema. Photo: givingnot, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Film's Oscar wins feted in 2 upstate NY towns

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Two upstate New York communities are hoping the Oscars won by "12 Years a Slave" will shine the spotlight on their roles in the life of Solomon Northup.

The film based on Northup's account of being kidnapped into slavery in the 1840s won Oscars for best picture, best adapted screenplay and best supporting actress.  Go to full article
Hannah Kearney, a 2010 Olympic gold medalist, is one of the Vermont athletes heading to Sochi. Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Hannah_Kearney_20100226_Norwich-VT_adjusted.jpg">Tabercil</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Hannah Kearney, a 2010 Olympic gold medalist, is one of the Vermont athletes heading to Sochi. Photo: Tabercil, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Women dominate Vermont lineup for Sochi Olympics

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) From Olympic gold medalists to relative newcomers, women dominate the roster of Vermont athletes heading to the Winter Games.

At least 12 athletes from Vermont are heading to Sochi, and 11 of them are women. The lineup includes four women who are already decorated Olympians: mogul skier Hannah Kearney and snowboarders Kelly Clark, Hannah Teter and Lindsey Jacobellis.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtgklt/2155522564/">Mike&Kelly</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Mike&Kelly, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Refreshed phone app has NY Times Square countdown

NEW YORK (AP) The breathless drama of New York City's Times Square New Year's Eve countdown is going miniature with a free app for electronic devices.

The app promises news and updates from the Times Square ball and is touted as simpler to navigate than earlier versions.  Go to full article
1949 edition of "The Night Before CHristmas." Photo: . Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/roadsidepictures/6567490483/">Roadsidepictures</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
1949 edition of "The Night Before CHristmas." Photo: . Photo: Roadsidepictures, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY mock trial for "The Night Before Christmas"

TROY, N.Y. (AP) It's a controversy whose roots trace back nearly two centuries to a holiday poem first published in an upstate New York newspaper: Who really wrote "A Visit from St. Nicholas"?

This week, a mock trial will be held in a courtroom in Troy, where the now-classic also known as "The Night Before Christmas" was first published anonymously in the Sentinel newspaper on Dec. 23, 1823.  Go to full article
Penants flying over Frontier FIeld in Rochester. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonflyeye/2750961656/">Thomas Belknap</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Penants flying over Frontier FIeld in Rochester. Photo: Thomas Belknap, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Rochester stadium to host 10-day hockey festival

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Rochester's downtown minor league stadium is set to host the first outdoor game ever played by the city's professional hockey team.

Crews have been working for weeks to transform Frontier Field into the Frozen Frontier, home of the 10-day outdoor hockey festival that starts on Friday night with the Rochester Americans hosting the Lake Erie Monsters in an American Hockey League matchup.  Go to full article
Some of the forest's scariest ghouls emerge from their hiding places to warm up by the fire. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Some of the forest's scariest ghouls emerge from their hiding places to warm up by the fire. Photo: Zach Hirsch

The stuff of nightmares: An outdoor fun house

It's the season for spooky things - scary movies, ghosts, haunted houses. Here in the north country: creepy forests. But, why? Why do we love to scare ourselves, or family and friends?

Earlier this month, Zach Hirsch went to a haunted forest in northern Lewis County, right on the border with St. Lawrence County, to look for some clues.  Go to full article

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