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Julie Holbrook and Keene Central students weed a row of lettuce in the school's garden
Julie Holbrook and Keene Central students weed a row of lettuce in the school's garden

Edible schoolyard at Keene Central

Fresh tomatoes, lettuce and even Swiss chard were part of the lunch menu last week at Keene Central School. The fresh veggies are from the Adirondack school's garden. What began as a composting program ten years ago has grown into a school-wide project that teaches youngsters the importance of healthy eating, gardening skills and the environment. Julie Holbrook, cafeteria manager at Keene Central School, and some of her students gave Todd Moe a garden tour last Friday. It was warm and sunny, and they started at the tomato patch.  Go to full article

Heard up North: A local platform for national issues

There's been a trend now for the past few years - of local town councils considering referendums on national issues. Last week, town officials in Keene rejected a local resolution that would have raised objections to the Bush Administration's handling of civil liberties since 9/11. The White House says the measures - whihc include suspending the right of habewas corpus - are necessary to prevent terror attacks in the U.S. Local peace organizers may have lost this battle. But for one activist, the local forum has at least got her message heard.  Go to full article
Bob Martin slips through a narrow channel
Bob Martin slips through a narrow channel

Whitewater Ramble: East Branch of the Ausable

Heavy rain this summer has been tough on farmers and on the North Country's tourism business. But the wet weather is great news for whitewater paddlers. Many streams that would usually be bony and dry are still flush. Brian Mann paddled the East Branch of the Ausable River and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Preview: Long Distance Musical Collaboration in Lake Placid

Jay Entertainment and Music Society, JEMS, presents a new Vaudeville musical and their second co-production with the Brooklyn Family Theatre. Revusical Part Twosical, a Ragtime Extravaganza, combines performing and producing talent from the North Country and New York City. The show is Saturday night (7 pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Todd Moe spoke with producer/writer Phill Greenland, co-founder of the Brooklyn Family Theatre.  Go to full article

APA Studies Scenic Impact of Proposed Subdivision

A developer hopes to build an eight-home subdivision on the outskirts of Lake Placid. The land sits on the edge of a wilderness area and straddles part of the popular Jackrabbit Ski Trail. As Brian Mann reports, the Adirondack Park Agency wants to study the project's impact on scenic views in the area.  Go to full article
Chasing the ball in Keene<br />Source: Bark Eater Inn
Chasing the ball in Keene
Source: Bark Eater Inn

Audio Postcard: In Keene, A Polo Ground Ringed By Peaks

Autumn is generally a time for football and maybe some last rounds of golf before the snow flies. In Keene, this is also the season for polo. The polo team sponsored by the Barkeater Inn hosted its third annual United Way fundraiser last Sunday, edging out riders from Saratoga Springs. Brian Mann was on the sidelines on a perfect fall day. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Preview: East Branch Arts Festival

The 2nd annual East Branch Arts Festival begins today and runs through Saturday in Keene Valley. The festival is sponsored by the East Branch Friends of the Arts. The three day event features a series of hands-on workshops, performances, free demonstrations, lectures, tours and an art and media exhibit. Todd Moe talks with organizer Hilary Papineau.  Go to full article

Farm Advocates In Adirondacks Say the Future is Local

On Wednesday, a group of farmers and local leaders from the Adirondacks traveled to Quebec. They made the trip to learn about strategies for developing and marketing local produce, everything from organic wheat to apple wine. Tom Both is supervisor in the town of Keene and heads a group called Adirondack Harvest. He spoke with Brian Mann about what he describes as a renaissance for the region's farms and orchards.  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.
Martha Gallagher (left) and Sue Grimm.

Music and conversation with Martha Gallagher and Sue Grimm

Martha Gallagher, the Adirondack Harper, and musician Sue Grimm celebrate spring with music for harp and flute. They're hosting a benefit concert tonight in Lake Placid for an Adirondack-Siberian cultural exchange trip later this year.  Go to full article

Keene Students Learn Piles About Composting

A trip to the compost pile. At Keene Central School, table scraps are part of the educational experience. Beth Schmidt reports.  Go to full article

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