Not teenagers. In fact, you could argue that Romeo and Juliet were motivated more by lust than love–hard to separate at that age. So, when I came across a Boston Globe story about an 80 and 90 year old who re-found each other after decades,...
Apr 28, 2014 — This Saturday was a cloudy one across the north country, but the village of Potsdam was covered in rainbows for what organizers called St. Lawrence County's first ever Gay Pride Parade. Go to full article
Newcomb, NY, Jul 20, 2011 — The Newcomb United Methodist Church will host an afternoon of words and music this Sunday at 3:30 pm. California storyteller Tzipporah Marks-Barnett is one of the presenters who will share her love of telling tales. She's an ordained Jewish storyteller, who joins a long tradition of sharing stories, many with messages and life lessons.
Here, she tells a Hassidic tale of love titled, A Generous Wife. Todd Moe spoke with Marks-Barnett and asked about her journey to becoming an ordained storyteller. Go to full article
Ian Farthing decked out in tails for Valentine's Day
Prescott, ON, Feb 11, 2011 — The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival's artistic director will play cupid on Valentine's Day, delivering Shakespeare Sonnet-Grams in Prescott and Brockville, Ontario. Ian Farthing spoke with Todd Moe and shared some of his favorite love poems. For a $25 donation, Ian says he'll deliver the Sonnet-Gram dressed in white tie and tails on Monday. Call the Festival's Valentine Hotline: 613-246-4301.Go to full article
Sister Jennifer Votraw (Source: Dioc. of Ogdensburg website)
Apr 28, 2009 — A growing number of Americans see same-sex marriage as a civil right. But for the Roman Catholic Church, legalization of gay marriage represents another erosion of traditional marriage. In the eyes of the Church, the institution of marriage has already been battered by high divorce rates and by more children being born out of wedlock. Brian Mann spoke in-depth with Sister Jennifer Votraw. She's chancellor and director of communications for the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Go to full article
Jul 25, 2008 — The StoryCorps mobilebooth spent nearly a month here in the North Country this summer. During its time in Saranac Lake and Glens Falls dozens of people got to share their stories by interviewing each other. Nancy Currier and her husband David visited the booth in Glens Falls a couple of weeks ago to talk about the unusual way that they met. Go to full article