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Water's Edge owners Tom and Leslie Knoll. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Water's Edge owners Tom and Leslie Knoll. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Why people keep coming back to the Adirondacks

It's almost summertime, and already seasonal tourists are making their way back to the Adirondacks. Tom and Leslie Knoll are a couple of the people who offer to put them up. They've owned Water's Edge Cottages in Long Lake since 1982, and they say their place has 40 feet of beach and beautiful views of the sunset.

Zach Hirsch dropped in for a visit last week and asked them, What makes the Adirondacks so unique?  Go to full article
A few of the many homemade ornamental fish at Woody's Bait and Tackle on Wellesley Island.  "There's no two fish alike. Guaranteed, " says Woody. Photo: Todd Moe
A few of the many homemade ornamental fish at Woody's Bait and Tackle on Wellesley Island. "There's no two fish alike. Guaranteed, " says Woody. Photo: Todd Moe

On Wellesley island, some fish are just for decoration

If you plan to go fishing on the St. Lawrence River this summer, near Wellesley Island, chances are you might buy your tackle from Lloyd Wood, or Woody. He's run a little bait and tackle shop on the Cross Island Road for more than 20 years.

But he's also known for his folk art, turning plastic soda bottles into ornamental fish that sway in the breeze around his shop. Todd Moe stopped by Woody's Bait and Tackle for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis in our Canton studio.
Singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis in our Canton studio.

Listen: singer-songwriter-harpist

Yesterday, singer-songwriter Mikaela Davis came to our studios for a brief recording session. Davis has an unusual set up: instead of singing over the standard acoustic guitar, her instrument is a harp. Here's some sound of the artist setting up.  Go to full article
Catherine Matthews. Photo: Canton Church and Community Program
Catherine Matthews. Photo: Canton Church and Community Program

Listen: feeding the people

For many, the end of December is a time of giving. Volunteering and donating to people in need - it's all part of the Christmas spirit.

But when the holidays end, so does a lot of that generosity. In this next story, we hear from a Canton woman who helps the needy year round.  Go to full article
Ellen Beberman's hillside market garden. Photo: Zach Hirsch
Ellen Beberman's hillside market garden. Photo: Zach Hirsch

Listen: Ellen Beberman on mountain gardening

Ellen Beberman is the manager of the farmers market in Tupper Lake, where she also sells her own produce. She grows her onions, leafy greens, carrots in perhaps the last place you'd expect to find a market garden. Beberman's land is on a steep slope in Vermontville, which poses special challenges for the grower.

Zach Hirsch caught up with her last week.  Go to full article
"Voice of the people," part of motto over entrance to Milwaukee County Courthouse. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/reallyboring/2674764130/">Eric Allix Rogers</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
"Voice of the people," part of motto over entrance to Milwaukee County Courthouse. Photo: Eric Allix Rogers, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Listen: Ogdensburg reflects on the shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) People classified as essential government employees will continue to work but much of the federal government is shut down this morning in a budget impasse over the health care overhaul. In New York, the shutdown will idle thousands of workers -- including many at IRS and Army Corps of Engineers offices.

NCPR sent Zach Hirsch to the streets of Ogdensburg yesterday to gauge public opinion there on the impasse and the shutdown.  Go to full article
Peace Paper Project's Hollander beater at the first Panty Pulping workshop in 2012. Photo: Margaret Mahan.
Peace Paper Project's Hollander beater at the first Panty Pulping workshop in 2012. Photo: Margaret Mahan.

Listen: Underwear advocacy

The definition of "artistic expression" is often stretched to include the obscure. But even if we try to think outside the box, rarely do we think of undergarments as a medium.

It is exactly that for Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan of the Peace Paper Project. Last week at St. Lawrence University, the pair held a public workshop which focused on turning underwear into paper. For today's Heard Up North, Zach Hirsch went to find out why.  Go to full article
Emily Holt at work, summer 2011. Looking over her shoulder is the Rev. Thomas Brown of the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Mass. She said he had no idea the embroidery would take over two years to complete. Photo courtesy Caroline Larson
Emily Holt at work, summer 2011. Looking over her shoulder is the Rev. Thomas Brown of the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Mass. She said he had no idea the embroidery would take over two years to complete. Photo courtesy Caroline Larson

Heard Up North: Emily Holt

In today's Heard Up North, we meet a woman who's one of the last experts in ecclesiastical embroidery in America. Emily Holt has spent 60 years illuminating church altars and vestments with specialized and painstaking hand-work.

Martha Foley visited her summer work space in the Thousand Islands, where she was finishing up her latest project. After two and a half years of work, she hopes to have a reproduction of an altarpiece for her church done for Christmas.  Go to full article
Bob Sauter and Roger Bailey cranking the press. Photo: Bonnie Obremski
Bob Sauter and Roger Bailey cranking the press. Photo: Bonnie Obremski

Many hands help at neighborhood cider pressing

It is absolutely cider season, from big operations to small. Martha Foley and her neighbors usually gather at this time of year for "cider day." The hand-cranked press lives in an old milk house. It's a barrel-shaped contraption, with heavy slatted sides.

Whole apples, mostly wild, are washed, chopped and packed into the press. The cranking starts, squeezing the apples tighter and tighter, and eventually, the cider flows.

The whole process is a team effort, starting outside with a bath for the apples.  Go to full article
Everett Smith at work.
Everett Smith at work.

Heard Up North: splitting wood

There were clear skies, cool temperatures...and a woodpile. A perfect combination for our Heard Up North.  Go to full article

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