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News stories tagged with "holiday"

Readers & Writers: Holiday and Winter Reading List Call-in

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
Santa on the boxcar stage
Santa on the boxcar stage

Bright, gaudy Holiday Train chugs through Champlain Valley

This is the time of year when towns along the Champlain Valley light up with the annual Holiday Train. Canadian Pacific uses the Christmas tour to raise money and food for local pantries in the North Country. Brian Mann was in Ticonderoga last night and sent an audio postcard.  Go to full article

Tips for buying plants as Holiday gifts

Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some advice when buying plants as holiday gifts: think ahead. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Wreath-making 101

Amy Ivy offers a how-to for making fresh wreaths and garlands.  Go to full article

Fresh greens for the season...

Amy Ivy has tips on what greens to pick, or buy, and how to keep them fresh for the holiday season.  Go to full article

Lighting the candles - left to right? Right to left...?

Jewish students at St. Lawrence University were joined by Rabbi and professor Michael Greenwald to remember ancient history and holidays spent with family, and to settle a 2,000-year-old question.  Go to full article

Postcard: turkey day in Canada

The turkey's in the oven and the smell of stuffing's filling the kitchen north of the border. Today's Thanksgiving in Canada. Our Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin sent us this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Fireworks Craftsman May Have Trouble Continuing Explosive Hobby

Tonight's fireworks show in St Regis Falls was designed and handmade by Peter Henry, a pharmacist at Adirondack Medical Center. He makes fireworks out of his home workshop in Brighton. But new federal regulations on sales of explosive chemicals are making it harder and harder for him to continue his hobby. Gregory Warner paid Pete a visit last Friday.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: The Wreath-Maker

Martha Foley visited Jane Desotelle at her Underwood Herb workshop on a very cold day about a week ago. Jane ships her hand-made wreaths all over the country, including to Traditional Arts in Upstate New York.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Tree Farm 2 (A Goodbye)

The Van de Water tree farm outside Canton will hang up its saws for good after this year's holiday season.  Go to full article

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