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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

Heard Up North: Snow Day!

Snow day. Those two words have sparked more children's cheers than almost any other phrase in the English language. Parents have a more... shall we say, nuanced reaction, but today - when classes were canceled at dozens of schools across the North Country - a Heard Up North from one mom who's having a ball: Theresa Brownell.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Snow slams the North Country

Mark Larraby owns Graceway Farm in Denmark. He has 190 head of dairy cows. Larraby, his family, and the cows found the snow piling up this weekend. Jonathan Brown asked him how things look today.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: James Brown in the ER

Today in New York City, mourners will gather at The Apollo Theater in Harlem to say goodbye to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Brown died early Christmas morning at the age of 73. Today's Heard Up North, comes from someone who listens regularly to NCPR over the Internet. She's a devoted James Brown fan who never saw him in concert, but did catch a glimpse of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A year on the farm...in Poland

A trip across the Atlantic for Today's Heard Up North. You may have heard stories from David Sommerstein's Year on the Farm series. He's been reporting on what happens month-by-month on a dairy farm in St. Lawrence County. The series prompted a call from a woman in Lewis County. A decade ago, she spent a year on dairy farms...in Poland. And what she remembers best are the colors...  Go to full article

Life as a chimney sweep

If you have a wood stove, it's the time of year to scrape the creosote out of your chimney. Chimney sweep Al Piercey has a saying: the first time he falls off a roof will be his last. We climb the ladder and balance on the roof with Al for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: When the cows escape

Rural living has its special moments. Sometimes the evening's entertainment just walks right in. Sometimes on four legs. As in cows. Then you get to know your neighbors better, explore the countryside, and even learn new skills.
David Sommerstein and his wife were making a late dinner one night last summer. Just as dusk was quickly fading to dark, two big heifers wandered in to enjoy the fresh, tender lawn. David and Lisa figured they knew where these cows were supposed to be, so they called the neighbors -- and the round-up began.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: My Polling Place

David Sommerstein goes to vote at the Pierrepont town hall. Built in the 1850s, it used to double as a one-room gym where basketball and volleyball games were legendary.  Go to full article
The window at Villari's.
The window at Villari's.

Heard Up North: Karate Class

Heard Up North is a regular feature on All Before Five, a little slice of life in the North Country. Today's voice comes from a martial arts school for kids in Plattsburgh.  Go to full article

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