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Franklin Manor, Walle Conoly, ill.
Franklin Manor, Walle Conoly, ill.

A Franklin Manor Christmas, part 1

Paul Willcott of Saranac Lake reads his original Adirondack holiday story set in a down-at-heels former cure cottage and monastery occupied by a lonesome ex-professor. His grumpy solitude is troubled by ghosts, runaways, and a variety of everyday neighborhood angels.  Go to full article
Susan and The Professor, Walle Conoly, ill.
Susan and The Professor, Walle Conoly, ill.

A Franklin Manor Christmas, part 2

Paul Willcott of Saranac Lake reads his original Adirondack holiday story set in a down-at-heels former cure cottage and monastery occupied by a lonesome ex-professor. His grumpy solitude is troubled by ghosts, runaways, and a variety of everyday neighborhood angels.  Go to full article
Cool cats, Dean and Cody, pose with Santa.
Cool cats, Dean and Cody, pose with Santa.

Heard Up North: "Pet Santa"

As if it wasn't enough that he has billions of kids to worry about... Santa is taking time out for photos with pets, all to raise money for Spay/Neuter/Now in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. Martha Foley watched and listened as two very laid-back cats took their turn at the Potsdam Agway store last weekend. The last pet photo with Santa day is Saturday, the 10th, at The Pretty Puppy on Church St. in Alexandria Bay.  Go to full article
Latkes and blintzes, oh my...
Latkes and blintzes, oh my...

Heard Up North: More Latkes Please!

A trip to the Potsdam Synagogue's Food Festival...  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Winter and Holiday Reading Call-in (Hour 1)

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

Holiday Train Stocks Food Banks

It's not your typical train. It's decorated with thousands of twinkling lights. And at each stop, local residents will be treated to concerts with musicians performing on a boxcar stage. It's the Holiday Train - with a mission of helping cash-strapped food banks -- on track for several stops in the US and Canada. Canadian Pacific Railway sponsors the annual train ride. The train will be in the Eastern Adirondacks tonight, with stops in Ticonderoga, Port Henry and Plattsburgh. Michel Spinard called us from the train yesterday evening. He spoke to Gregory Warner.  Go to full article

At Last. A BIG Christmas Tree

Commentator Paul Willcott and his wife, Ann, had long dreamed of the perfect Christmas tree. When they became the new proud owners of a rambling old cure cottage in Saranac Lake, they got their chance. It was the right time, and the right place, for the perfect tree. But the story didn't turn out quite as expected.  Go to full article
Montreal Int'l Fireworks Competition
Montreal Int'l Fireworks Competition

Fireworks As Celebration And For Arts Sake

This weekend, towns and villages around the north country will celebrate the 4th of July with glorious fireworks displays. Rockets and sparklers are a holiday tradition, but they're also an ancient form of art, dating back nearly two thousand years. Brian Mann traveled to Montreal last Saturday for the 20th annual International Fireworks Competition. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Martha Foley & Ellen Rocco mix the <i>latke</i> batter.  Below, <i>latkes</i> on the griddle!!
Martha Foley & Ellen Rocco mix the latke batter. Below, latkes on the griddle!!

Celebrate Chanukah With NCPR Latkes

Tonight is the first night of the Jewish holiday Chanukah. We start celebrations a little early this year by cooking latkes, Chanukah's most typical food. NCPR's Ellen Rocco and Martha Foley make them live in the NCPR kitchen.

Potato Latke Recipe:

8 lg. potatoes (Idaho baking potatoes not recommended)
2 eggs
1 lg. onion
2 tsp. salt
2 T flour
pepper to taste
lots of cooking oil

Grate potatoes; mince onion (finely or coarsely, depending on preference). Add egg, salt, pepper, and flour. Drain mixture to remove water. Fry in hot oil until crisp on edges. Drain on paper towels or eat right away!  Go to full article

Commentary: Paul Willcott's Thanks

Around many of today's holiday tables, we'll take turns saying what we're grateful for. Commentator Paul Willcott names an unusual blessing that is his.  Go to full article

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