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It’s that time of year again, when Christmas cheer clashes mightily and noisily with the debate over the “war against Christmas.” I am, and this probably won’t come as any surprise, a skeptic. Not about the value and...
Nothing says summer like the Oooh! and Ahh! of a great fireworks display. Here’s where and when you can see the “rockets red glare” throughout the area. If we’ve missed your town’s holiday blast-off, please add it in in...
Brian Mann blogged earlier about all the attention Saranac Lake’s community store is getting…now here’s another, altogether weirder, retail story: Today’s Black Friday, the day when businesses across the country look to...
Before I launch into my post, a quick introduction…I’m Shelly Pike, announcer and on-air operations “helper-outer.” A college internship back in 1996 at NCPR lead to some part-time announcing here that summer, and full-time...
News stories tagged with "holiday"
Ann Arbor, MI, Dec 22, 2009 — It's the holidays... which for some of us means time to deck the halls with boughs of holly and, oh yeah, pick out a Christmas tree. We sent reporter Jennifer Guerra to find out which tree is greener - real or artificial. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 07, 2009 — This year, we've timed our reading list call-in as a resource for last-minute holiday shoppers. Once again, we'll invite your suggestions for winter reading and gift giving, for book lovers of all ages. The list will be available on our website or, by request, mailed as a hard copy. Co-hosts for this show: Ellen Rocco, Chris Robinson, Rick Hunter, and John Ernst--plus, of course, our listeners. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Dec 23, 2008 — The winter solstice marks a turning point, as the longest night of the year gives way to the return of spring and summer. No matter where people live, when it's frozen and dark outside, critical needs must be met: shelter and sustenance. Warmth and light. The company of others. Way up North, back in igloo times, the solution to most of that was the qulliq, or stone oil lamp. Although the qulliq has fallen out of general use, it's still a revered symbol of cultural ingenuity. Lucy Martin learned more about the care and use of an Inuit stone oil lamp, while thinking about qualities it still illuminates today. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Dec 12, 2008 — Children's choirs have been around for generations, and most adults will tell you their love of music began at a young age. There are a handful of youth choirs in the North Country that help foster early vocal skills, and supplement local school music programs. The Children's Chorus of Crane presents its winter concert at St. Mary's Church in Potsdam tonight at 7:30. It's a choir made up of a diverse group from throughout the North Country. Todd Moe stopped by a recent rehearsal and found a group of youngsters serious about making music together. Go to full article
Dec 10, 2008 — Holidays may not start in the kitchen but all the good ones end up there, as families and friends come together to celebrate around food. At Potsdam's Beth El Synagogue the public is invited in, too -- just before Chanukah -- for the annual food festival. This year's festival is Sunday, Dec. 14. Before you get in the door you'll smell the latkes or potato pancakes frying in oil, and the matzo ball soup. Another staple of the event is the blintz... Martha Foley has today's Heard Up North. (Thanks to Lamar Bliss for recording and producing this piece.) Go to full article
Dec 04, 2008 — Co-hosts Ellen Rocco, Chris Robinson and John Ernst take your suggestions for books for holiday gift-giving and for winter reading. Go to full article