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Roger Bonair-Agard performs at Paul Smiths College
Roger Bonair-Agard performs at Paul Smiths College

A Raw Flavor of Poetry Finds Younger Audience

Most teenagers look to rock and hip-hop and country singers for the words that shape their lives. Their encounters with poetry are most likely accidental, on CDs and iPods -- not in books. The Adirondack Center for Writing is working with high schools around the North Country on a project designed to re-introduce kids to the power of pure poetry. Brian Mann attended a workshop held earlier this month at Paul Smiths College and has our story.  Go to full article

Adk Boy Scouts Will Merge With Albany

The Boy Scout council that serves Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties faces growing financial difficulties. The group closed their summer camp near Malone in August. The organization now hopes to merge with the Twin Rivers scout council, a much larger organization based in Albany. The change would affect more than nineteen hundred boys and girls. Brian Mann spoke with Barry Mack, president of the Adirondack Council of the Boy Scouts of America, based in Plattsburgh. Mack says the organization still expects to close Camp Bedford, the Boy Scout summer camp near Malone, which is currently listed for sale for $2.5 million. The Twin Rivers council already includes scout groups in the north country, from Hamilton, Warren, Washington and part of Essex counties.  Go to full article
Samantha on the Raquette<br />(Source: Bob Martin)
Samantha on the Raquette
(Source: Bob Martin)

Audio Diary: Dad & Daughter On the Raquette River

This is the time of year when paddlers are getting out on the north country's lakes and rivers. The ice is gone and in most places the black flies and mosquitoes haven't yet begun to swarm. Bob Martin, from Saranac Lake, spent a weekend on the Raquette River recently, with his 9-year-old daughter Samantha. He sent this audio diary.  Go to full article
Gates & Tunnels (Source:  Susan Waters)
Gates & Tunnels (Source: Susan Waters)

North Country Art Lovers at the Gates of Central Park

This weekend, "the Gates" will be dismantled in Central Park. The enormous pattern of orange archways and banners, created by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, has attracted millions of visitors from around the world. On Monday, some fifty art-lovers from around the North Country made a one-day bus pilgrimage to New York City, to see the installation.

Brian Mann produced our audio collage. We heard from Nancy Battaglia, from Lake Placid. Nicholas Mann, Aggie Pilateri, Peter Wilson and Sabra Wilson from Saranac Lake. Kyle Hartman from Rensellaer Falls. And Naj Wykof from Keene Valley. The bus trip to see the Gates in Central Park was sponsored by the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.  Go to full article

Arts and Kids in Potsdam

As we continue our look at the arts in the North Country, we hear about a kids program in St. Lawrence County. Since last June, children have been gathering on Sundays at Creative Spirit Arts Center in Potsdam to learn about making and looking at art. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Kids Protest Pataki's Proposed Cuts to School Programs

Hundreds of school children marched at the State Capitol to protest Governor Pataki's proposed cuts to after-school programs.  Go to full article

Warren County Fair Ends 130-Year Run

Fewer and fewer people have been visiting the Warren County fair in recent years. So much so, that organizers say the nearly 130-year old tradition will not take place next year. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Kid Radio: Praise For Summer, From Summer Camp

It's summer camp season. Hundreds of kids around the north country are swimming and hiking, earning merit badges, practicing their musical instrument--even making radio. This week, at the Town of Altamont Summer Day Camp, kids worked with our Adirondack reporter Brian Mann, learning how to make a story for radio. They interviewed each other, asking about the best parts of summer. Here's our special correspondent, 10-year-old Riti Spada, reporting from the gym at LP Quinn Elementary.  Go to full article

Educators Protest Court Decision on State's Responsiblity for Teaching Kids

Advocates for more education funding held demonstrations around New York yesterday to call attention to the recent court decision that limits the state's responsibility for educating its children. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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