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The North Country Department Store returns to Indian River Middle School this year. Photo: Office of Addie Russell
The North Country Department Store returns to Indian River Middle School this year. Photo: Office of Addie Russell

Preview: North Country Dept Store at Indian River Middle School

The Third Annual North Country Department Store will be on Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, at the Indian River Middle School. The event showcases locally made and available products by artisans, farmers and even antiques dealers.

Assemblywoman Addie Russell is organizing the annual department store, which is part of her "Rediscovering Your Backyard" initiative. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Shannon stands with the statue near the memorial in Alexandria Bay. Photo: Shannon D. Bartlett
Shannon stands with the statue near the memorial in Alexandria Bay. Photo: Shannon D. Bartlett

Indian River student pays tribute to fallen veterans

As we all celebrate Memorial Day, we think about the sacrifices made by our troops. One young woman from Alexandria Bay was touched personally by the effects of war. Our news intern Josh Cameron reports on how she decided to pay tribute to fallen veterans.  Go to full article

Theater students respond to deployments

There are support groups for service members and spouses, but what about the children of 10th Mountain Division soldiers sent overseas? Last spring, a theater class at Indian River High School teamed up with a local playwright to produce a very personal look at how teens respond to their parents' deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. In response to positive reaction, the play, In My Shoes, will be performed again tonight in Sackets Harbor and Saturday night in Clayton. Todd Moe met the students and creative team last June.  Go to full article
It's pretty typical for us to drop way off in June of a school year and then get ready to receive 150, 200, 250 in September.

School district near Fort Drum sees rapid expansion

The Indian River Central School District in Jefferson County is growing, fast. As the school year began this fall, the district received 90 new students in nine school days. Nearly 70 percent of the district's students come from military families, so numbers fluctuate with deployments and as housing is built on Fort Drum and in surrounding areas. Reporter Joanna Richards spoke with Assistant Superintendent Mary Anne Dobmeier about population trends at Indian River, and how the district is absorbing so many new students after the school year has begun.  Go to full article
The poster for "In My Shoes".
The poster for "In My Shoes".

Fort Drum theater students respond to deployments

There are support groups for service members and spouses, but what about the children of 10th Mountain Division soldiers sent overseas? A theater class at Indian River High School teamed up with a local playwright to produce a very personal look at how teens respond to their parents' deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. The play, "In My Shoes", will be performed in the school's auditorium on Friday night. Todd Moe stopped by to meet the students and creative team.  Go to full article

New play revisits "The Laramie Project"

Three North Country theater groups will present a staged reading next Monday at 8 pm as an epilogue to The Laramie Project. It focuses on the long-term effects of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man in Laramie, Wyoming. The readings will be performed simultaneously at more than a hundred other theaters around the world. Pendragon Theatre, in Saranac Lake, with help from St. Lawrence University, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, in partnership with the North Country School, and Indian River Central School will participate in readings of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Todd Moe talks with Kristie Fuller, theater director at Indian River Central School, about her school's participation. Her students produced The Laramie Project in 2007.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Veronica Terrillion, Sculptor, Indian River

Beginning in 1954 with a roadside statue of the Virgin Mary, Veronica Terrillion has created a remarkable thing, a total environment of sculpture on her three-acre homestead in Lewis County. Over 400 images include animals (zebra, deer), religious images (a nativity scene and St. Francis of Assisi), and representations of her family members.  Go to full article

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