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"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

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
Larry "The Fish Guy" LaRue of Ogdensburg.
Larry "The Fish Guy" LaRue of Ogdensburg.

Heard Up North: Larry's fish truck

All summer long, seafood lovers in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties are keeping their eyes open for a white truck with a big red lobster on its side. It's Larry's fish truck. He has been selling fresh fish packed in ice from Maine and Boston for nearly 15 years. He's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
From front: Bill McKentley, Chelle Lindhal, Rob Jewett, and Matt Bradley
From front: Bill McKentley, Chelle Lindhal, Rob Jewett, and Matt Bradley

Heard Up North: The Zen of Rowing

For almost 10 years, the Grateful Oars Rowing Club has been plying the waters of Norwood Lake in St. Lawrence County. Membership is open to all skill levels, from beginning to racing. This Saturday, the club is holding an open house. David Sommerstein caught up with one four-person crew team for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Watching the World Cup

Yesterday was a grim debut for Team USA in the World Cup in Germany. The Americans had little to surprise heavily favored Czech Republic in their 0-3 loss. According to an ESPN poll, most Americans didn't adjust their routines to watch the noontime match. A couple dozen mostly international students took in the game in Clarkson University's student center in Potsdam. It was a far cry from thousands of chanting fans filling squares in other countries. But hey...it's something. David Sommerstein sent this audio montage.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: The Mower Man

The grass is growing like crazy, but rain is complicating lawncare this spring. And then there are the early season mower complications. Lucy Martin visited a mower repair shop in Osgood Ontario, for this Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Clearing Brush

It's the eternal struggle of every homeowner in the North Country. How to keep the fast-growing thicket of weeds and brush from taking over the yard? Burn bans have made the task especially daunting this spring. The ban's been lifted, for now. People are burning grass and clearing brush. Here's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A Cold Swim in the Oswegatchie

It was a chilly, rainy 45 degrees yesterday afternoon in DeKalb. That didn't stop three St. Lawrence University students from using the rope swing on the Oswegatchie River near Coopers Falls. Zach Turner, Kevin Daly, and Wade McDonald are today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

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