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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
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
Slicing and serving cheese cake at last year's festival in Lowville. Photo: creamcheesefestival.com
Slicing and serving cheese cake at last year's festival in Lowville. Photo: creamcheesefestival.com

All things Cream Cheese in Lowville

The largest cheesecake in the country will be the centerpiece of the 8th annual Lowville Cream Cheese Festival on Saturday. The event celebrates the region's dairy industry and the village's cream cheese plant. The day's events include music, activities for kids, contests, lots of food and the gigantic cheese cake. Todd Moe spoke with organizer Eric Virkler.  Go to full article

Flavor Fest at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake

If you're interested in eating locally, the folks at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake are setting up a feast of information and food today. Stefanie Ratcliffe is director of the Wild Center. She says they hold a farmer's market every Thursday, but they wanted to do more to help people find ways to eat locally and to find local food and beer producers.  Go to full article

Preview: Remington Arts Festival

NCPR is media sponsor for the 9th annual Remington Arts Festival in downtown Canton. The event begins Friday night and continues throughout Saturday with a focus on Frederic Remington, art, history and culture. It includes an art sale on the village green, 5K run, music, children's games and horse-drawn carriage tours of the village with stops at significant historical landmarks from Remington's life. Todd Moe talks with TAUNY's Carol Pynchon about the event. She helped organize the first Remington Arts Festival.  Go to full article
A stained glass image of St. David
A stained glass image of St. David

Daffodils, leeks: It's St. David's Day!

The Welsh are celebrating St. David's Day today, in one way or another. St. David, or Dewi Sant, as he's known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. Todd Moe talks with Hefina Phillips, president of the Ontario Welsh Festival, about St. David and next month's festival in Kingston. She says David was a sixth century Celtic bishop who spread Christianity among the pagan tribes of western Britain.  Go to full article

Mountain Fest 2002

Today is Mountain Fest at Fort Drum. It's an annual fair and military parade to celebrate the 10th Mountain Division's relocation to the army base near Watertown. David Sommerstein reports the tenor - and security - will be different than in years past.  Go to full article

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