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John Scarlett, a back-to-the-lander, who stayed in Rossie.  See a larger photo in the Today's Photo section of our website
John Scarlett, a back-to-the-lander, who stayed in Rossie. See a larger photo in the Today's Photo section of our website

Back to the Land: Finding Connections Between Now, and Then

About 35 years ago, a funny thing happened in the North Country. Young people moved here, singly and in groups, to settle. They were latter day hometseaders. They bought some of the cheapest land in the country -- many drawn here by the popular Strout Real Estate catalog. Other came to college here and stayed on. They built their own homes, planted gardens, and tried to live simpler life. They were called back-to-the-landers, and many are still here. Folklorist Jill Breit is tracing connections between those settlers of the 60s and 70s, and a new wave settling now. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Calling All Knitters!

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York plans a Knit-in in conjunction with an exhibit celebrating the diversity of knitting in the region. Martha Foley talks with Jill Breit about TAUNY's Knit-in.  Go to full article

Book review: "Adirondack Tales"

In 1970, Adirondack Life magazine printed a book called Adirondack Tales: A Girl Grows Up in the Adirondacks in the 1880s. In it writer and painter Edna West Teall pays tribute to the 170-acre farm in Essex, NY where she spent her childhood. Adirondack Life has reprinted the book with a fresh introduction by author Christine Jerome. Jill Breit has this review.  Go to full article

Book review: "John and Tom"

Jill Breit has a review of the children's picture book, John and Tom, published by the Vermont Folklife Center. She calls it an uplifting story of loyalty and trust.  Go to full article

Book review: "Granite and Cedar"

Jill Breit reviews a new book called Granite and Cedar: the People and the Land of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.  Go to full article

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