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Forest rangers, Keene fire crews rescue hikers

State forest rangers and volunteers with the Keene Valley Fire Department rescued two injured hikers Tuesday night in the High Peaks Wilderness. The crews braved bitterly cold temperatures that plunged to more than 20 degrees below zero. As Chris Knight reports, DEC officials say they also had help from New York City firefighters who were hiking in the area.  Go to full article

Preview: Gifts of the Magi in Jay

A Chistmas favorite will be performed this weekend in Keene Valley. The Jay Entertainment and Music Society presents The Gifts of the Magi Friday and Saturday night (7:30) at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. The musical is based on the O. Henry short story. Jay Towne Players director Kathy Recchia told Todd Moe about the beginning of her Gifts of the Magi odyssey.  Go to full article

Preview: In the Woods exhibit

Artists have been painting Adirondack landscapes and upstate vistas for decades. A new exhibit in Keene Valley this summer traces the landscape painting tradition from the mid 19th century to today. Mary Buschman-Kelly is curator for In the Woods at Skylight Gallery in Keene Valley. She told Todd Moe that Keene Valley first became an important destination for artists in the 1850's. "In the Woods" continues at Skylight Gallery through September 9th. For more information, call: 518-576-9208.  Go to full article

Preview: Photosho in Keene Valley

You'll find a tent filled with photographs on Marcy Field in Keene Valley this weekend. It's a photo exhibit, sponsored by the East Branch Friends of the Arts, open to all photographers, and all the works are for sale. Todd Moe spoke with Photosho organizer Brad Bradbury.  Go to full article
An early Weston landscape (Source: Adk Museum)
An early Weston landscape (Source: Adk Museum)

Remembering an Adirondack painter's "Wild Exuberance"

The artist Harold Weston spent much of his life, living and painting in Keene Valley. He passed away in 1972. Weston is largely forgotten now in the art world. He's remembered regionally as an Adirondack landscape painter and the author of a book about the mountains called "Freedom of the Wilds." But in the years before World War 2 he was one of the most acclaimed painters, activists, and organizers in America. His work evolved dramatically over the decades, from landscapes to nudes to 1960s abstractions. The Adirondack Museum is featuring Weston this summer in an exhibition called "Wild Exuberance." Brian Mann spoke about the show with curator Caroline Welsh.  Go to full article
Making hospitals beautiful (Source: N. Wikoff)
Making hospitals beautiful (Source: N. Wikoff)

Adk Arts Organizer Takes His Message to Russia

Naj Wikoff, from Keene Valley, has been an arts organizer in the North Country for decades. He's just returned from a year in eastern Russia, where he worked local hospitals and cultural institutions to help develop funding programs. He kept an on-line journal on our website during his months abroad. He sat down yesterday to talk with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
A misty bay on Lake Baikal
A misty bay on Lake Baikal

Audio Diary: From Keene Valley to Lake Baikal

Naj Wikoff, from Keene Valley, is spending eight months in Ulan Ade, in the Lake Baikal region of eastern Russia. Since August, Naj has been keeping a web-diary of his journey here at He's described his travels and his work as a Fulbright scholar, a teacher and artist at the East Siberian Academy of Culture. This morning, Naj sends this audio diary of his journey across Russia and his first encounter with Lake Baikal and its people.

Naj's audio diary was produced by Brian Mann with web production by Dale Hobson.  Go to full article

Books: Mists of the Couchsacrage

Todd Moe talks with Keene Valley writer Alden Dumas about his adventure novel, Mists of the Couchsacrage -- Rescue from State Land. Dumas admits that his first novel is not a typical Adirondack book. It's the story of a plane crash and rescue during an ice storm, but it also delves into issues of land use and property rights. Dumas is a 4th generation Adirondacker who grew up in Tupper Lake and still hunts each fall in the Cranberry Lake area.  Go to full article
"Coming to Treeline" is Pamela Cranton's poetry debut.
"Coming to Treeline" is Pamela Cranton's poetry debut.

Books: Coming to Treeline - Adirondack Poems

Todd Moe talks with writer Pamela Cranston about her first book of poetry called Coming to Treeline. Cranston's poems celebrate the mountains, people and nature of the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. The book is dedicated to her parents and in memory of her brother, David, who died in 1995. Cranston was born in New York City and was raised in New England. She and her family have summered in the Keene Valley area for more than 50 years. You can meet Pamela at "Fact and Fiction" bookstore in Saranac Lake, Saturday, July 2nd from 11am-1pm. On Sunday, July 3rd, she hosts a book party, open to the public, at the Keene Valley Library at 3 pm.  Go to full article
Lucille (Sis) & Jerry Levin
Lucille (Sis) & Jerry Levin

Middle East Challenges Come to Adks

Can peace be achieved in the Middle East? What is daily life like for citizens of Israel and Palestine? Lucille (Sis) and Jerry Levin will address these and other questions tonight (6 pm) at Keene Valley Congregational Church. The Levins are based in the Middle East where they are involved in projects promoting nonviolence as a means of creating a mre stable peacemaking environment in the Holy Land and elsewhere. Martha Foley talks with them about their volunteer work.  Go to full article

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