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News stories tagged with "lake-champlain"

A Bee Keeper Struggles With Drought and Cold Weather

Brian Mann talks with Todd Hardie, whose Honey Gardens Apiaries keeps bee hives in the St. Lawrence and Lake Champlain valleys. Both regions are famous for their light honey, but have been challenged by drought and cold.  Go to full article

Icy Canoe on South Bay

Yesterday, we heard about canoe races - the Whitewater Derby in North Creek in particular. Today, we stay on the water, but on a canoe trip of a different sort. Brian Mann paddled up the headwaters of Lake Champlain in the late fall of 2000 - up South Bay, which will never see the traffic that the Saranac, or the Grasse or the Oswegatchie do. There's never a busy season, though the scenery is spectacular.  Go to full article

Adirondack Youth Orchestra to Start New Season

Since 1985, the Adirondack Youth Orchestra has provided an opportunity for area youth to enhance their music education. Based at Plattsburgh State University, the orchestra is composed of string and wind musicians from across the region. The Adirondack Youth Orchestra's new season starts up on January 6. Todd Moe talks with Mike Branch, a board member with the AYO.  Go to full article

Three Survive Fatal Boating Accident

The body of a hunter was recovered over the weekend after a fatal boating accident on Lake Champlain. Twenty-year-old Joseph Rostak from Plattsburgh drowned on Friday. As Brian Mann reports, three other men survived the accident.  Go to full article

Group Plans Champlain Valley Interstate Walking Trail System

A consortium of groups have come together to try to attract reactional walkers to the area. The group hopes to develop a walking trail system that connects communities on the New York and Vermont shores of Lake Champlain. Beth Schmidt reports.  Go to full article

McHugh Shows Colleagues the Border

North Country Congressman John McHugh meets at the Champlain Port of Entry this morning with his congressional colleagues to show them first-hand the security challenges he says New York and other border states face. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Lake Champlain Martime History: The Battle of Plattsburgh

The Battle of Plattsburgh--what was once seen as a frontier skirmish may have been a defining moment in America's history. Brian Mann has the third part of our series on Lake Champlain's maritime history.  Go to full article

Maritime History in Lake Champlain,
Part 2 of 3, Rediscovering the Battle of Valcour Island

This month--225 years ago--Benedict Arnold launched his fleet of ships on Lake Champlain. The history of that campaign is now being rediscovered and re-evaluated. Archeologists are pulling long-lost artifacts from the muddy silt near the battle of Valcour Island. Re-enactors are bringing to life a desperate, brutal struggle that helped to launch the American Revolution. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Maritime History in Lake Champlain,
Part 1 of 3, Wreck Diving off Burlington

A trip into history beneath the waters of Lake Champlain--Brian Mann joins a team of divers exploring Lake Champlain's underwater historic preserve.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Depot Theatre in Westport

A giddy production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is currently running at the Depot Theatre in Westport. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng made the trip to check out last Sunday's matinee.  Go to full article

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