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Kristin Kimball and June on Essex Farms
Kristin Kimball and June on Essex Farms

Heard Up North: divine bovines

The town of Essex, along Lake Champlain, is one of those bucolic spots in the North Country with views of the lake, blue-gray mountains and rolling green pastures. Kristin and Mark Kimball run Essex Farms, a sustainable farm where they do most of the work with teams of draft horses instead of tractors. They run a CSA and raise pasture-fed cows, chickens, pigs, bees and immense fields of veggies. We visit the farm's bovine beauties for today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Alan Marriott at the end of a long ride. Photo: Lucy Martin.
Alan Marriott at the end of a long ride. Photo: Lucy Martin.

Heard Up North: a cold, rainy Rideau Cycle Tour

Cold, blustery, and rainy weather kept lots of people indoors yesterday. But not the participants in the Ottawa Bicycle Club's annual season kickoff event. They had done the first leg of their Rideau Lakes Tour, from Ottawa to Kingston on Saturday. And yesterday, they headed back. Lucy Martin caught up with Alan Marriott at the end of a challenging ride home.  Go to full article
Tractors rule the road, temporarily, in East Charlotte.
Tractors rule the road, temporarily, in East Charlotte.

Heard Up North: tractors galore in East Charlotte, VT

October is a peak season for scenic outings and harvest festivals. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin was in Vermont earlier this month, enjoying a sunny holiday weekend. She and her husband were touring covered bridges by bike, when they peddled through a small town that was filling up fast. Spectator Samuel Lurie explained they were just in time for something special.  Go to full article
Gertrude Thibeault at her lace-making table.<br />
Gertrude Thibeault at her lace-making table.

Heard Up North: Making lace by hand

There are any number of labor-intensive crafts that have faded away, replaced by time-saving mechanization. Some of the devotees who keep the old techniques alive are eager to share those skills. Lucy Martin recently ran into a working display put on by ladies from the Ottawa Guild of Lacemakers. For today's "Heard Up North", one of the Guild's members took a break from teaching the public to talk about why she likes the hobby.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Marilyn Ryan, dog fan

You don't have to go to Madison Square Garden to enjoy the beauty and drama of different breeds going paw to paw for prize ribbons. Each summer, various regional dog shows practically come to you. Marilyn Ryan of Ottawa dropped by a three-day event in near-by Kars, Ontario this past weekend. She's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Skateboarders in Potsdam. Photo: Sarah Minor
Skateboarders in Potsdam. Photo: Sarah Minor

Heard Up North: Potsdam teens flip over skateboarding

For today's Heard Up North, producer and photojournalist Sarah Minor takes us to a little paved park on the Raquette River in Potsdam.  Go to full article
Chris Battles on bongo drums.
Chris Battles on bongo drums.

Heard Up North: Bongo jam

The Crane School of Music's Latin Ensemble will fill Hosmer Concert Hall in Potsdam with the spicy sounds of salsa tonight. The 21 student musicians include voice, piano, guitar, brass, woodwinds and percussion. Latin jazz rhythms are hard to resist, especially for drummers. Today's "Heard Up North" is a quick Bongo lesson.  Go to full article
Chuck Eller at the controls in his studio
Chuck Eller at the controls in his studio

Heard Up North: Chuck Eller's Audio Alchemy

One of the hottest New Year's Eve tickets in the North Country is tonight's show at the Higher Ground Ballroom in Burlington. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals is an up and coming blues band developing a national following. They have a couple regional connections. They're graduates of St. Lawrence University. And the band records at the legendary Charles Eller studios in Charlotte, Vermont. Artists from all over the world have laid down tracks there, from bluesman Eric Bibb and jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano, to Malian guitarist Habib Koite and Zimbabwean singer, Chiwoniso. David Sommerstein stopped by last summer as Eller was working his audio alchemy on some recordings by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. He produced this Heard Up North.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A first autumn ski in the Adirondacks

As we push deeper into November, snow is creeping back into the forecast. Just after last month's big dump of snow, Brian Mann and his wife Susan Waters snuck out for a quick backwoods ski near Saranac Lake. For today's Heard Up North, Brian sent this audio postcard from an autumn outing in the Adirondacks.  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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