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Heard Up North: Sam the Bugler summons the ponies

One of the most iconic sounds in the North Country is the "Call to the Post" at the Saratoga Horse track. It turns out that for the last fifteen years, one guy has been blowing that little tune. He's today's Heard Up North. Note: Sam prefers not to use his last name. He lives on Long Island and plays in a rock and roll band in his spare time.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: After the scrum, singing Ireland?s Call

Today's Heard Up North features the Shamrock Sizzlers, a mixed team of Protstants and Catholics from Northern Ireland. They sang "Ireland's Call," a song of unity commissioned by the Irish Rugby Football Union, at the Lake Placid Pub. They were recorded by Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Timber rattlesnake (Source: Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks)
Timber rattlesnake (Source: Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks)

Heard Up North: A nervous timber rattlesnake

This week, we're spotlighting the Lake George region of the Adirondacks. One of the most iconic creatures in that part of the southeastern Adirondacks is the timber rattlesnake. They're the subject of today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Catching a wild brookie in northern Ontario

Catching a spirited trout is an early-summer tradition in the North Country. A few weeks ago, Lake Clear guide Brian McDonnell went even farther north for his sport, paddling a wild river in northern Ontario. His postcard, produced by Brian Mann, is today's Heard Up North. Their trip on the Wakweyokastic River was part of the James Bay Expedition, sponsored by the St. Lawrence University Outdoor Program.  Go to full article
Tracy Brown and Kendra Tagoona, two of the Inuit performers.
Tracy Brown and Kendra Tagoona, two of the Inuit performers.

Heard Up North: learn Inuit throat-singing

Today a Heard Up North from WAY up North. Inuit throat singing is traditional entertainment from a time and place where people had to amuse themselves. It's a copy-cat game, really, full of invention and rhythm. It takes a lot of breath control and a tough throat. With artists chipping rock statues near by, sisters Lynda and Tracy Brown and Kendra Tagoona taught the audience how to throat-sing at a recent Inuit event in Ottawa.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Raising the flag

This Heard Up North starts with a sound; it's the rope that raises and lowers the American flag outside the building that houses our studios in Canton. Kevin Laurence handles maintenance and on this day the flag went back to full staff after it was lowered the week before for the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting. When the flag is at half-staff, it's right outside the little window in our on-air studio. It's another reminder (in addition to the news and people talking about the event) that there is a grief felt by just about everyone. Jonathan Brown wondered how it felt to lower the flag, knowing that just pulling on a section of rope signals that grief.  Go to full article
Garnett and Jeanie Barr, in front of a bookshelf of diaries.
Garnett and Jeanie Barr, in front of a bookshelf of diaries.

Heard Up North: A life, one diary at a time

For today's Heard Up North, David Sommerstein was out doing a story last year in Depauville, north of Watertown. He visited a couple who were struggling to keep their home warm in winter. One thing he noticed in the living room had nothing to do with heat: two bookshelves lined with completed diaries, more piled on a desk. Everyday entries documenting the life of a retired dairyman...  Go to full article
Marine Corporal Henry Bogrette
Marine Corporal Henry Bogrette

A brother remembers CPL Henry Bogrette

A plane carrying the body of a marine from St. Lawrence County was scheduled to land in Watertown at four this afternoon. Corporal Henry Bogrette of Richville was killed last Thursday while conducting combat operations in Anbar province in Iraq. He was 21. A family member contacted us to remember his life. They put us in touch with Henry's brother, Jeff Bogrette. Jeff was busy running errands and picking up family. He spoke with David Sommerstein on his cell phone. He's today's Heard Up North.

Calling hours are Sunday from 6 to 8pm and Monday from 10am to 1pm at French's funeral home in Gouverneur. Henry Bogrette will be buried in his hometown of Richville at Maple Grove Cemetery.  Go to full article
Shearing sheep in 1813
Shearing sheep in 1813

Heard up North: Sheep shearing

When shearing a sheep, each stroke of the shearer is called a "blow." That's an important part of today's Heard Up North, from Lake Placid. That's where the North Country School/Camp Treetops' flock of 12 sheep met their shearer.  Go to full article
Kimmy Matthews serves it up fried on "wing night"
Kimmy Matthews serves it up fried on "wing night"

Heard Up North: Wing Night in Heuvelton

The little village of Heuvelton is on the banks of the Oswegatchie just upriver from Ogdensburg. It's probably best known as a cheese-making town. But on Wednesday nights, the place to be is Doug's Tavern for "Wing Night." You can get 'em mild, medium, hot, extra hot, BBQ, butter garlic, honey mustard, sweet 'n' sour, and grande. The tables are set up in long rows, like at a church supper. And even when the food's flying fast and furious, your server is cool as can be. Kimmy Matthews is today's Heard Up North, produced by David Sommerstein.  Go to full article

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