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The North Country has been a boat-builders’ mecca for a century and a half, and the St. Lawrence River town of Clayton — with its Antique Boat Museum — is one of the epicenters of that tradition. Now, the Watertown Daily Times is...
News stories tagged with "kingston"
by Joel Hurd
Dec 09, 2009 — After playing piano nearly non-stop for thirty years an Eastern Ontario musician has just released his debut solo CD and will be celebrating with an album launch party on December 14th. Joel Hurd has a preview. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Aug 25, 2009 — It may be easier to windsurf in warmer climates, but that doesn't stop people up north from loving the sport too. Cedric Audette-Campbell spoke just before participating in the Canadian Windsurfing Championship taking place in Kingston, Ontario this week. He's today's Heard Up North. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
Ottawa, ON, Jul 29, 2009 — NCPR's theater critic Connie Meng took in some of the plays this season at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. She also spoke with a favorite Canadian stage actor, Randy Hughson. He grew up in Kingston, Ontario, and played hockey and lacrosse while in high school. But he also hung a poster from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on his bedroom wall. He did a play on a lark, and found performing so much fun that he studied acting at Ryerson University in Toronto. Connie spoke with him about working with Peter Hinton at the NAC in Ottawa on "Buried Child" earlier this year, and about his current productions, including playing Senex in the musical comedy, "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum" at Stratford this season. Go to full article
May 15, 2009 — War of Independence and war of 1812 aside, there's always been more to bring residents on either side of the St. Lawrence River together than to keep them apart. Canadians and Americans have used the waterways for trade, prohibition-era rum-running, and family visits for more than 300 years. In mid to late 1800s, even before the first hockey games, bands of men were boating across the water, and the border, to play baseball in Sackets Harbor and Ogdensburg and Watertown and Kingston, Ontario. Today, baseball enthusiasts relive the old-time games with old-fashioned rules, snappy nicknames, and dapper uniforms. David Sommerstein went to a game in Kingston a couple weeks ago for our story. Go to full article
May 02, 2008 — Todd Moe visits a spiritual care program at a nursing home in Kingston, Ontario, where the power of poetry is making connections with seniors. It's haiku that inspires and comforts people with dementia. The project has resulted in a book of haiku, Signs of Spring, and a series of murals in the home's garden patio. Todd talks with program coordinator Marjorie Woodbridge and Kingston haiku poet Philomene Kocher. They say it's not a cure, but the project does show the sense of humor, deep wisdom and capabilities of people with dementia. For more information about the booklet, "Signs of Spring - haiku poems by persons with dementia", contact Marjorie Woodbridge: email@example.com Go to full article
Mar 04, 2008 — The historic Grand Theater in Kingston, Ontario opens its doors in May after three years of renovations. Todd Moe talks with Kingston's newly appointed Cultural Director. Brian McCurdy will shepherd the finishing touches on the landmark venue and the city's cultural renaissance. Go to full article
Apr 27, 2007 — Music, poetry and all things Welsh are part of this weekend's Ontario Welsh Festival in Kingston. The event begins tonight at the Holiday Inn in downtown Kingston, on the waterfront. Todd Moe spoke with Hefina Phillips, president of the Ontario Welsh Festival, about the weekend's events. Go to full article
Mar 01, 2007 — The Welsh are celebrating St. David's Day today, in one way or another. St. David, or Dewi Sant, as he's known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. Todd Moe talks with Hefina Phillips, president of the Ontario Welsh Festival, about St. David and next month's festival in Kingston. She says David was a sixth century Celtic bishop who spread Christianity among the pagan tribes of western Britain. Go to full article
Aug 09, 2006 — Some of North America's best herding dogs will be in Kingston this weekend for the 19th annual Sheep Dog Trials. It's a competitive dog sport in which dogs move sheep around a field, fences, gates, or enclosures as directed by their handlers. More than a hundred dogs have been registered for the Kingston event. This weekend's trials are the largest of their kind in Canada and attract a number of local, national and North American champion sheep dogs. Todd Moe talks with the trainer of the current North American champion. Go to full article
Apr 29, 2004 — For centuries, the American eel dominated the waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Only 50 years ago, the snake-like fish accounted for half of the biomass of Lake Ontario. Today it has all but disappeared. Researchers and fishermen see the decline as a shrill warning about changes in climate and the environment. And they say now is the time to do something about it. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article