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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
"Krazy Katie" Alberry (right) with friends in front of her artwork.
"Krazy Katie" Alberry (right) with friends in front of her artwork.

Heard Up North: artist "Krazy Katie"

Coffeehouses are great places for budding artists to show their work, and maybe even make some money for future projects. David Sommerstein bumped into one high school artist at A Different Blend in Plattsburgh for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Slab City, Sodom, and Swastika

We've been running a series about place names in the North Country. It started out by accident - a feature on Saint Lawrence led to more calls about local place names and their origins. Yesterday on All Before Five, host Gregory Warner and our own resident poet and historian Dale Hobson sat down to talk about a few place names you asked us to investigate. Starting with Slab City, a small area in West Potsdam. Gregory called Joretta Creighton, a 3rd generation Slab City resident who owns Bailey's Florists. She says the place got its name from the slab wood that was the refuse of the area's paper mills.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: cranking up an antique engine

Clayton's Antique Boat Show and Auction kicks off today and runs through the weekend. Scattered across the North Country are boatshops that do the big work and art of renovating classic antique crafts. It's not only the boats that are old. The engines are too. A 1912 "Wisconsin" is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

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