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Mike Farrell, director of Cornell's Uihlein Forest, in the sugar shack at the maple syrup research station near Lake Placid.   The evaporator is able to process about 25 gallons of syrup an hour.  Photo:  Todd Moe
Mike Farrell, director of Cornell's Uihlein Forest, in the sugar shack at the maple syrup research station near Lake Placid. The evaporator is able to process about 25 gallons of syrup an hour. Photo: Todd Moe

Why maple syrup matters: from tree to tap to market

With the start of the traditional maple sugaring season just weeks away, Todd Moe talks with Mike Farrell, director of Cornell's maple research field station near Lake Placid.

He's written a new book, The Sugarmaker's Companion, which explores tapping trees for sap, marketing maple syrup and the economics of sugaring.  Go to full article
China's Zhongqing Liu defies gravity with the Adirondack Mountains in the background.  China dominated the aerial competition in Lake Placid, taking four out of six medals including both golds. Photo: Nancie Battaglia, NCPR Winter Olympics correspondent
China's Zhongqing Liu defies gravity with the Adirondack Mountains in the background. China dominated the aerial competition in Lake Placid, taking four out of six medals including both golds. Photo: Nancie Battaglia, NCPR Winter Olympics correspondent

Freestyle aerial jumps graceful, bone-crunching

With the Sochi Winter Olympics now less than three weeks away, it was a huge pre-Olympics weekend in Lake Placid.

Skiers from all over the world gathered for the World Cup freestyle championships, which included mogul competition at Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington and aerial jumping at the Olympic complex in Lake Placid.  Go to full article
Peter Sr., Peter Frenette, and Jennie Frenette at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Photo: Frenette Family
Peter Sr., Peter Frenette, and Jennie Frenette at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Photo: Frenette Family

Olympic history ignites powerhouse Olympic culture

The opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia are less than a month away. In these weeks leading up the Olympic Games we're profiling many of the North Country athletes who will compete this year.

At the 2010 Olympics, skiers and sledders from this region accounted for a significant number of America's total medal count -- including a first-ever gold-medal win in Nordic Combined.

This morning, Brian Mann looks at how the Adirondack North Country has managed to maintain its Olympic edge, decades after the last Winter Games were held in Lake Placid.  Go to full article
The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble presents two concerts of a Festival of Lessons and Carols in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid this weekend.  Admission is a suggested $10 donation.  Photo: NAVE
The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble presents two concerts of a Festival of Lessons and Carols in Plattsburgh and Lake Placid this weekend. Admission is a suggested $10 donation. Photo: NAVE

Preview: Festival of Lessons and Carols in Plattsburgh, Lake Placid

The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble will give two performances of a Festival of Lessons and Carols -- anthems, carols, hymns and spoken word -- that illuminate the Christmas story this weekend. The performances are Saturday night (7:30) at St. Peter's Church in Plattsburgh, and Sunday afternoon (4:00) at St. Agnes Church in Lake Placid. NAVE music director Drew Benware told Todd Moe that the concerts will feature a variety of music for the Christmas season: medieval, traditional English carols, colonial American, African-American spirituals and 20th century music.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/29619840@N00/4617845128/">Cheuk-man Kong</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved.
Photo: Cheuk-man Kong, Creative Commons, some rights reserved.

North Country luger makes US Olympic team

One North Country athlete has locked in his place at the Russian Winter Olympics that open in February. Chris Mazdzer, a luge sled racer from Saranac Lake, secured his place on the US team while competing in Winterberg, Germany.  Go to full article
Potsdam composer Robert Washburn. Photo: SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam composer Robert Washburn. Photo: SUNY Potsdam

Remembering composer Bob Washburn and music for the Lake Placid Olympics

You probably don't hear his music everyday, but Bob Washburn was a cherished resident of the North Country, and a household name among many musicians, band directors teachers and composers.

Washburn, who died last week at 85 in Ogdensburg, received numerous awards, and his music was performed around the world including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and at the White House for the President and Mrs. Kennedy.

Washburn was a former Dean and a Professor Emeritus at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. In 1980, he was commissioned to write music for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics.

As a remembrance, we share some of Bob Washburn's memories of being a student at Crane in the 1940s and writing music for the Olympics. He told Todd Moe that Olympics officials decided to tap a team of local composers at SUNY Potsdam to write new music for the games.  Go to full article

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<i>Our Town</i> will be performed Friday & Saturday (8 pm) and Sunday (2 pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
Our Town will be performed Friday & Saturday (8 pm) and Sunday (2 pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Preview: "Our Town" in Lake Placid

Theater groups around the country are marking the 75th anniversary of Thorton Wilder's Our Town with special performances this year. Todd Moe talks with Lake Placid resident and film and stage actor James Tolkan, who's directing Our Town at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts this weekend. The production is a collaboration with Pendragon Theatre and Community Theatre Players. The cast includes more than 30 local performers.  Go to full article
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Pope Francis' ambassador to the U.S., leads Holy Communion for a crowd of more than 2,100 people at Sunday's Solemn Mass in Lake Placid. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy <em>Adirondack Daily Enterprise</em>
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Pope Francis' ambassador to the U.S., leads Holy Communion for a crowd of more than 2,100 people at Sunday's Solemn Mass in Lake Placid. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Pope's personal representative leads mass in Lake Placid

Catholics from all corners of the North Country traveled to Lake Placid Sunday for a special Mass led by Pope Francis' personal representative to the United States.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano is the apostolic nuncio to the U.S. He presided over a mass in the Olympic Center's 1932 arena that drew roughly 2,800 people.

The event was the culmination of a year-long series of celebrations designed to energize the faith of Catholics across the region.  Go to full article
Canadian "Horse Whisperer" Chris Irwin will be at Snowslip Farm in Lake Placid on Thursday at 6:30pm.  Photo: Chris Irwin
Canadian "Horse Whisperer" Chris Irwin will be at Snowslip Farm in Lake Placid on Thursday at 6:30pm. Photo: Chris Irwin

How one leading horse expert connects with clients: finesse over force

One of the world's leading "Horse Whisperers" visits Snowslip Farm in Lake Placid this week. Chris Irwin has worked with horses around the world. Todd Moe spoke with him about tips for connecting with horses through finesse rather than force.  Go to full article

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