Skip Navigation
on:

NCPR is supported by:

News stories tagged with "flynn"

Lake Placid News editor Andy Flynn has begun chronicling his efforts to lose weight and change his lifestyle.  It's a very public account of a uniquely American health challenge.  (Photo: provided by Andy Flynn and used with permission)
Lake Placid News editor Andy Flynn has begun chronicling his efforts to lose weight and change his lifestyle. It's a very public account of a uniquely American health challenge. (Photo: provided by Andy Flynn and used with permission)

For Adk journalist, a public struggle with obesity

One of the major challenges facing the North Country is the growing number of people who are overweight or obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 60% of the people in our region are too heavy.

The problem is compounded in many rural towns by the difficulty of finding healthy, unprocessed food and adequate healthcare. For many people that means a constant battle with hypertension, diabetes and other ailments.

Now one of the North Country's most prominent writers and journalists has decided to tell that story in the most personal way possible.  Go to full article

Books: "Friends in a Storm"

A new children's book by Canton writer Mary Sue Seymour includes illustrations by a young artist from Ogdensburg. Friends in a Storm tells the story of Squirrel, who gets locked out of his house during a rainstorm, and is befriended by Owl.

Todd Moe spoke with author Mary Sue Seymour and 12-year-old artist Samantha Flynn, who created the illustrations for the book. Seymour says she wrote the story while teaching a kindergarten class in Hammond.

Mary Sue Seymour and Samantha Flynn will sign copies of their book, Friends in a Storm, at the Brewer Bookstore in Canton from 1-3 pm on Saturday.  Go to full article
The Campsite on the south bank of the Saranac River and near Fredenburgh Falls, and came to be called Pike's Cantonment for its commander Colonel Zebulon Pike.
The Campsite on the south bank of the Saranac River and near Fredenburgh Falls, and came to be called Pike's Cantonment for its commander Colonel Zebulon Pike.

Adirondack Attic: War of 1812 archeology in Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh commemorates a pivotal battle in the War of 1812 this week. Andy Flynn visits the 1812 Museum in Plattsburgh for a look at some recent archeological finds for the next Adirondack Attic segment.  Go to full article
Arnie Malina
Arnie Malina

Flynn Center's artistic director retiring

Flynn Center artistic director Arnie Malina is retiring early next year. Malina leaves a 15-year career at the Flynn in Burlington and the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, and an artistic vision spanning popular, experimental and international work. Malina came to the Flynn in 1997 after many years of running the Myrna Loy Center for the Performing Arts in Helena, Montana.

Although he officially retires at the end of January, Malina will continue to consult with the Flynn through next summer. Todd Moe talks with him about the joys and challenges as performing arts curator.  Go to full article

Adirondack Attic: burl wood belt cup

In the old days, when it was still safe to drink from rivers and lakes, travelers used burl wood belt or canoe cups. Most were exquisitely hand-carved wooden "travel" cups. For today's "Adirondack Attic", Andy Flynn tells us about one such canoe cup in the collection at the Adirondack Museum.  Go to full article

Adirondack Attic: the Whiteface Mountain fire tower

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 visits the Adirondack Museum to climb the Whiteface Mountain fire tower.  Go to full article
A caboose oil lamp from the NY Central Railroad
A caboose oil lamp from the NY Central Railroad

Adirondack Attic: antique railroad oil lamps

Our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn continues. 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. Today, Andy and Saranac Lake railroad historian Chris Brescia compare two old caboose oil lamps.  Go to full article
A Rushton open sailing canoe from 1883.
A Rushton open sailing canoe from 1883.

Adirondack Attic: antique sailing canoes and tales from Raquette Lake

Canton will celebrate the 50th annual Rushton Canoe Race weekend next month. Canton was the home to the Rushton Canoe Company founded by J. Henry Rushton, who built canoes and boats that were revered nationwide. Our "Adirondack Attic" segment takes us to the Adirondack Museum for the tale of two Rushton sailing canoes on Raquette Lake. Andy Flynn has more.  Go to full article
Mittens knitted by Fannie Partello Palm at the Adirondack Museum
Mittens knitted by Fannie Partello Palm at the Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Attic: vintage mittens

Our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn continues. 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, we hear the story of vintage hand knitted mittens from Bakers Mills in Warren County.  Go to full article
An antique oil lamp bulb unearthed near Lake Clear
An antique oil lamp bulb unearthed near Lake Clear

The joy of all things antique

For the last six years, Saranac Lake writer Andy Flynn has been sharing stories about artifacts from the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake. He recently published the sixth and final volume in the Adirondack Attic series. That brings the story count to more than 300 historical tidbits from around the Adirondack North Country region. While the book series is ending, Andy hosts a monthly radio version of his books on NCPR. Todd Moe spoke with him about researching and writing about local history. Flynn says each story is special unto itself.  Go to full article

1-10 of 17  next 7 »  last »