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NYRA bugler Sam Grossman. Photo by Dave Mock.
NYRA bugler Sam Grossman. Photo by Dave Mock.

Heard Up North: Sam the Bugler

Sam Grossman is the official bugler for NYRA, playing at horse tracks throughout New York. We hear his silvery tones on Call to the Post and other selections. He talked with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Mike Boldt, Cup keeper.
Mike Boldt, Cup keeper.

Heard Up North: The Stanley Cup's Keeper

Our Stanley Cup coverage isn't quite finished. One man is tasked with the responsibility of travelling around the world with the Cup, keeping it from harm's way - like the trophy's own secret service. Of course, that man was in Ogdensburg yesterday, and he's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Martha Corscaden with Harry Matthews' "balances."
Martha Corscaden with Harry Matthews' "balances."

Heard Up North: A Stone Balance

Our Heard Up North today comes from the garden at the Corscaden Art Barn, a gallery in Keene Valley that's supported area artists for more than 35 years. Placed with great care around the garden are groups of stones balanced into precarious figure-like towers. "A Stone Balance" is in place through Labor Day.
Today's Heard Up North was collected by Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Rosie Brady, of Charlotte Vt., and Adirondack Semester assistant director Marianne Dawson -- almost ready to go.
Rosie Brady, of Charlotte Vt., and Adirondack Semester assistant director Marianne Dawson -- almost ready to go.

Heard Up North: packing up, sort of light

Students are filtering back to the North Country's campuses. At St. Lawrence University, one small group is heading out, away from campus on a backpacking trip into the Adirondack High Peaks.
The dozen students and two leaders of the Adirondack Semester will split into groups to meet trip size limits in the wilderness area. They'll end up at the college's remote yurt village at the Massawepie Boy Scout camp. They'll spend the semester there, off the grid...and off the world wide web.
Each carries a big pack -- half to three-quarters of his or her body weight -- for the seven day trip in. Martha Foley caught assistant director Marianne Dawson giving a lesson on the ABC's of loading up.  Go to full article
Bob Schwarzer with blast mats, each weighing up to a ton
Bob Schwarzer with blast mats, each weighing up to a ton

Potsdam will have a blast - several, actually

Construction has started in the village of Potsdam for a new $3.5 million hydro-electric generator on the Raquette River. Work crews will start dynamiting river rock later this morning. We get a kind of preview on today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Artist Sandra Hildreth at Asgaard Farm in Ausable Forks
Artist Sandra Hildreth at Asgaard Farm in Ausable Forks

Heard Up North: Capturing Asgaard on canvas

Hundreds of NCPR listeners and friends gathered at Asgaard Farm in the Champlain Valley for a day of music, art and food last Saturday. It was our UpNorth Music Concert and Artisan Show. Asgaard Farm was the home of artist and political activist Rockwell Kent. The historic farm boasts some of the most scenic and iconic vistas in the Adirondacks - views that are irresistible to artists.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: The Lake Ozonia Skillet Lickers

Our Heard Up North today is actually a musical postcard, sent from members of the Smith-Rice extended family. They get together every few years to form the "Lake Ozonia Skillet Lickers." Band personnel changes as family reunions swell and shrink. This time... Ross, Dylan and Shane Rice, Carl Radens and Everett Smith, with back-up vocals by the Adirondack girls: Jamiane Bell, Amelia Rice, Katie Montgomery, and Monica Ramos. This year, Martha Foley loaned them one of our news recording kits.  Go to full article
Greg Sullivan and Dave Drummond, with the lodge successfully up on blocks behind them.
Greg Sullivan and Dave Drummond, with the lodge successfully up on blocks behind them.

Heard Up North: movers take care

Upper Canada Village will officially open Its first additional building in 14 years tomorrow: a "new" lodge to expand living displays of life along the St Lawrence in the 1860s. The building was rescued from the Rideau River village of Kars, home turf for our correspondent, Lucy Martin. Townspeople there got a free show back in January as the shuttered structure was jacked up, loaded onto a flatbed, and trucked down the road to the living history museum in Morrisburg. Just two guys handled most of the move: Greg Sullivan, the quiet one, from Chesterville, and Dave Drummond of Almonte, who didn't mind doing a little play-by-play as he began to jack the building onto a stack of wooden blocks.  Go to full article

Heard Up North?way Up North: the Ekoomiaks

Among other things, William Ekoomiak is an old-time fiddler, a storyteller and a carver. His older sister Sarah is a long-time resident of Wakefield, Quebec and an expert beader. Both are often called upon to share their deep knowledge of Inuit culture and language. Sarah was born near Hudson Bay in 1933. She was the oldest child in a large family. Her life mirrors many of the challenges faced by inhabitants of the far North as cultural change and migration transformed the region. Lucy Martin chatted with William between sets at the most recent Arts Alive event in Ottawa.  Go to full article
The Woods Inn, Inlet, after its restoration (Source:  Woods Inn website)
The Woods Inn, Inlet, after its restoration (Source: Woods Inn website)

Heard Up North: Historic inn restored in Inlet

Today, we have a Heard Up North from the town of Inlet, where a historic inn on the shore of Fourth Lake has come back to life after more than three decades. Joedda McClain runs the Woods Inn. Her Heard Up North was produced by Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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