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Dave West atop Low's Ridge
Dave West atop Low's Ridge

A perch overlooking the Adirondacks

Today's Heard Up North comes from Low's Ridge, a granite monolith overlooking the most jagged terrain of the Adirondacks.

It's not hard to reach. Dave West drove just a few minutes from his home in Long Lake and, just before reaching Tupper Lake, turned toward the Bog River Flow. It's about an hour's paddle through the wilderness to Hitchens Pond and the trailhead to the ridge.

Then, a mile-long hike to the top and a view unlike any other.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Having a ball at Clarkson

Clarkson University students were having a ball in Potsdam recently. Actually, they spent more than an hour moving a huge earthen ball across town to Clarkson's main campus. Our news intern Chelsea Ross stumbled upon the Moving the World event and sent this Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Piper Sarah Forsyth
Piper Sarah Forsyth

Heard Up North: Bagpipes, love 'em or hate 'em

There's no shortage of pipe and drum bands across Canada, in communities large and small. Sarah Forsyth pipes as a civilian volunteer with Ottawa's Air Command Pipes and Drums, the longest continuous serving Air Force Pipe Band in the Canadian Forces. It's a major commitment. Roughly 40 members practice weekly and perform in parades or public events at home and abroad. Forsyth says the right band feels like a second family--that works hard and has fun together. Lucy Martin caught up with Forsyth at the famous Glengarry Highland games in Maxville, Ontario. Bagpipes fall into the love 'em or hate 'em category. The piper told Lucy she caught the bug when she was five.  Go to full article
Pat Parker, ready for Canada Day. Photo by Lucy Martin.
Pat Parker, ready for Canada Day. Photo by Lucy Martin.

Heard Up North: Visiting the Queen on Canada Day

Queen Elizabeth the second is in Ottawa as part of a 9-day visit, her 22nd official tour of Canada. The Queen will be on Parliament Hill for Canada Day ceremonies today, to the delight of royal watchers of all ages. One such fan drove from Toronto for the special holiday, and encountered another event of emotional significance along the way.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A road crew waiting on Albany

Town road crews are out in force across the North Country, getting ready to fix and repave local roads. Many are holding off on bigger projects because they still don't know how much money they'll be getting from Albany. So they're working on smaller things. David Sommerstein caught up with a crew digging a ditch with a backhoe in Pierrepont for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Lacey Bango in Gouverneur.
Lacey Bango in Gouverneur.

Heard Up North: Holding a big P&C sign all day

The imminent, but temporary, closing of five P&C supermarkets in the North Country has unleashed a cadre of roadside sign wavers. You know, the people who are paid to waggle a "shop here - big sale" sign all day to get the attention of passing motorists. One in Gouverneur is today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Suk Hui Hi has owned her Korean restaurant in Watertown since 1992.
Suk Hui Hi has owned her Korean restaurant in Watertown since 1992.

Heard Up North: Korean delicacies in Watertown

The U.S. military has had forces in South Korea for decades. Servicemen and Koreans have intermarried. Many soldiers are familiar with Korean food. So it's no surprise that a Korean restaurant has been open in Watertown serving the Fort Drum community for 17 years. Suk Hui Hi's and its owner bring us today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Jim McCourt, Syracuse of the CSX repair crew, Albany division.
Jim McCourt, Syracuse of the CSX repair crew, Albany division.

Heard Up North: Fixing a "Pull-Apart"

Every job has its jargon. If you're talking about "pull-aparts," "top-rocking," and "getting a nice peak on it," you are working on a railroad track repair crew. Today's Heard Up North comes from the crossing on Rt. 310 in Canton.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Free High-Five Thursday

Just before the semester ended at SUNY Potsdam, some students got together for what's become a kind of ritual. Standing outside the student center, they cajole their classmates into a mix of interactive street theater and community building. It lasts for only a moment and it's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
The front cover of the "Bombshells" calendar.  [credit: Joel Models]
The front cover of the "Bombshells" calendar. [credit: Joel Models]

Heard Up North: a "revealing" military fundraiser

If you're looking for a 2010 calendar, prefer the more "revealing" kind, and want to donate money to wounded soldiers, have we got something for you. Joel Models in Syracuse has produced the "Bombshells" calendar, featuring a dozen scantily-clad models in military scenes. All of the proceeds go to Freedom Is Not Free, a not-for-profit that helps wounded soldiers and their families. Two of the models were selling the calendars at Fort Drum recently. They're today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article

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