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So often I’m blogging about stories and trends in our region that are disturbing, or sad, or outright criminal. But of course that’s not always the way, particularly around the holidays when people tend to really get their nice on. Over...
Monday was “Family Day“, a provincial holiday in Ontario. It’s also Washington’s Birthday in the U.S. (Note: I was surprised to discover that Presidents Day, though more commonly used now, is not the official name of the...
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise did something courageous this afternoon: Its editorial board just plain admitted point-blank — no hedging, no fudging — that they got it wrong last Saturday when they reported that a local elementary...
News stories tagged with "holidays"
by Julie Grant
Rochester, MI, Dec 24, 2009 — There may be nothing prettier than beautifully wrapped gifts under the Christmas tree. But some environmentalists say the cost of that beauty is too high - and they want people to stop wasting so much paper on gift-wrapping. Julie Grant has more. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Saranac Lake, NY, Dec 15, 2009 — Saranac Lake's First Night committee is unveiling a series of artful banners this month as a prelude to its annual New Year's Eve festivities. First Night is a national family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts and the New Year. Todd Moe talks with artist Georgeanne Gaffney about this year's event. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Saranac Lake, NY, Dec 04, 2009 — Today and tomorrow, Saranac Lake artists will welcome visitors to check out their studios and galleries during the first Holiday Art Walk. Todd Moe talks with artist Georgeanne Gaffney about exploring art in downtown Saranac Lake this weekend. The regular "3rd Thursday" Art Walks have been going on in the village for over 10 years. Gaffney says the idea for a winter version was inspired by "Saranac Lake Art Works", a collaboration of artists dedicated to the community and art. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Nov 24, 2006 — It's Black Friday - retailers hope it brings an overheated buying frenzy and ushers in a profitable holiday buying season. But does holiday spirit follow? An Ottawa-area minister has been thinking about our culture's relationship to things and happiness. Lucy Martin spoke with the Reverend Shawn Ketcheson in Manotick last December. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Nov 24, 2006 — Just as the oven begins to cool from the Thanksgiving feast, comes another seasonal favorite - Holiday baking. Fruitcakes, cookies and sweets are an annual tradition in many households this time of year. During the month of December, visitors to the Traditional Arts In Upstate New York, or TAUNY, gallery in Canton will be asked to vote for their favorite gingerbread house. Earlier this month, TAUNY offered a chance to learn the tasty art of building gingerbread structures. Gingerbread architect Sue Wilder held gingerbreading workshops for eager bakers to learn some secrets of making gingerbread houses. Beth Robinson, co-host of NCPR's monthly arts program Open Studio, stopped by one of the workshops. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2004 — The message from advertisers this holiday season seems to be: buy more because you and your family deserve it. Retailers are hopeful we'll all spend just a little bit more to make the holidays shiny and bright. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham went to the shopping mall with a guy who thinks we ought to scale back our spending during the holidays. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Nov 12, 2004 — Fruitcakes, cookies and sweets are an annual tradition in many households during the holidays. Next month, visitors to the Traditional Arts In Upstate New York, or TAUNY, gallery in Canton will be asked to vote for their favorite gingerbread house. TAUNY is offering a chance to learn the tasty art of building gingerbread structures - from cabins to castles. Award-winning gingerbread architect Sue Wilder will offer two workshops. An advanced class geared toward adults tomorrow from 10 to 1 at the Canton United Methodist Church. And a beginners class on Saturday, December 11 for families and young builders. Last year, Todd Moe visited a group of eager gingerbread bakers gathered in Canton to learn some secrets of making gingerbread houses. These novices got a head start on their edible real estate. Go to full article