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Ice slides a thrill at Ottawa's Winterlude

Winter has been a cooperative partner for Ottawa's winter carnival. Plenty of snow, ice, and temperatures mostly below freezing have kept the main events in fine form. This weekend is the last weekend to enjoy Winterlude in Canada's capital.
The Rideau skating canal is a huge crowd pleaser. But so are more than a dozen ice slides carved into huge mountains of snow in Jacques Cartier park. There are kiddie slides and long, wide chutes that half a dozen people can slide down together.
Two years ago, David Sommerstein and friends brought along a gaggle of kids. He sampled the slides, the sounds, and the crowds.  Go to full article
Rutabagas belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turnips, and cabbages--none of which has a second career as sports paraphenalia. Photo: David Sommerstein
Rutabagas belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turnips, and cabbages--none of which has a second career as sports paraphenalia. Photo: David Sommerstein

Root, root, root for the rutabagas!

This week, we're listening to some of our favorite food stories from NCPR news. Today, rutabaga curling. The farmers market in Ithaca is celebrating its 15th annual Rutabaga Curling Championship Dec. 22. David Sommerstein was there in 2003 and sent this tuber-tossing postcard.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: the haunted mansion ride

It's county fair season across the North Country. And if you haven't been for awhile, you're missing out on the good ole' Haunted Mansion ride. Fear not, because Katie Booth and Hannah Maturkle of Philadelphia take us along for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
There are only fifty...
There are only fifty...

McHugh, you look mahhhvelous!

Some big news for the North Country from the fashion meisters of our nation's capital. One of our Congressmen, John McHugh of Pierrepont Manor, is one of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington. That's according to The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress. McHugh's entry reads that he's a "snappy dresser, often coming to work in crisp clothing and snazzy ties by top designers." David Sommerstein asked McHugh how it feels to be beautiful...  Go to full article

Potsdam Fest Rocks Market St.

The heavy rain on Friday and Saturday didn't stop the music, food, and good times at the 39th Annual Potsdam Summer Festival. Bands played all day and late into the night. David Sommerstein hung out on Market Street Friday afternoon to sample the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. He sent this audio collage.  Go to full article

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