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All things cream cheese in Lowville

Workers at the Kraft plant in Lowville are focussed on one of their biggest assignments this year -- creating a cheesecake large enough to feed hundreds. They call it the world's largest cheesecake and it's one of the highlights of the sixth annual Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville on Saturday. Todd Moe spoke with Eric Virkler, Lewis County economic development director, about the festival. Virkler says there's other food, besides the cheesecake, along with music, art and a recipe contest.  Go to full article
Nick Pinella sells 5 fried oreos for $3.
Nick Pinella sells 5 fried oreos for $3.

Heard Up North: The Oreo cookie, fried

It's county fair season in the North Country. And that means it's also fried food season. Fried dough, French fries, funnel cakes. At the Lewis County fair last week in Lowville, David Sommerstein bumped into some "X-treme" frying: fried oreo cookies. He sent this Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Andrew Cuomo meets and greets at the county fair
Andrew Cuomo meets and greets at the county fair

Cuomo's the front-runner, but voters still want to know more

Andrew Cuomo and his RV are making a swing through eastern half of the North Country today. The Democratic candidate for Governor has appearances in Port Henry, Plattsburgh, and Saranac Lake. He'll march in the Seaway Festival parade in Ogdensburg tomorrow. The stops are part of Cuomo's plan to visit all 62 counties in his "Drive for a New New York" campaign. Yesterday, Cuomo held rallies in Watertown and Speculator, and he toured the Lewis County fair in Lowville. That's where David Sommerstein found the Democrat greeting fairgoers. He reports many voters still have questions before choosing New York's next Governor.  Go to full article
Ari Hest
Ari Hest

Singer/Songwriter Ari Hest Plays in Lowville This Weekend

The Black River Valley Concert Series continues in Lowville this weekend with a performance by one of the most interesting and prolific singer/songwriters in the country. Joel Hurd has a profile of Ari Hest.  Go to full article

A cellist who rocks

Singer songwriter Lindsay Mac and her band take the stage in Lowville this Saturday night (8 pm) as part of the Black River Valley Concert series. Lindsay Mac is a cellist who plays standing up, with the cello strapped on like a guitar. But her cello strumming, plucking and singing isn't a gimmick. She's a classically trained musician who's studied in San Francisco, Boston and London. She also loves skiing and thought about a career in medicine. But she told Todd Moe that it was a year in a cabin in New Hampshire that produced her unique style.  Go to full article

Preview: Kelly Flint in Lowville

The Lewis County Historical Society's Black River Valley Concert series continues its sixth season this Saturday night in Lowville. Before she struck out on her own, Kelly Flint made a name for herself, as the sultry voice in Dave's True Story, a jazzy New York City cult band. Drive all Night is Flint's first solo cd. These are songs from heart. "Postmodern folk with a tinge of Americana", according to her website. Todd Moe spoke with Kelly Flint about her own music and the title track from Drive all Night.  Go to full article
Tim Burroughs of Lowville (left) fears he's too deep in debt to survive.
Tim Burroughs of Lowville (left) fears he's too deep in debt to survive.

"Dairy activists" take case to DC

Today we celebrate food, plenty, and family. But dairy farmers are warning of a crisis. The price farmers are paid for their milk has been below the cost of production for almost a year. Farmers say without changes to dairy policy, today's farms won't be able to survive. The dire economic reality in dairy country is sparking a grassroots movement. Some North Country farmers are travelling to Washington next week to make an urgent appeal for reform. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Lowville, pt.2: inside the safety net

This week, we're viewing the recession through the lens of one North Country community: the village of Lowville in Lewis County. Yesterday we heard from Main Street merchants struggling to make a living. Climb the hill from Main Street, up the Tug Hill Plateau, toward the East's largest wind farm, and you reach Lewis County's social services building. Inside, caseworkers are flooded with new clients. Heating assistance and food stamp applications are up 40%. As David Sommerstein reports, those who hold the safety net want even more people to use it.  Go to full article
Lowville's "gift shop district"
Lowville's "gift shop district"

The economy in Lowville, pt.1: gift shops make do

This week, we take a snapshot of one North Country community and how it's being affected by the recession. Lowville is the seat of Lewis County. It's a cute village tucked in the Black River valley, between the Tug Hill Plateau and the western Adirondacks. The area has one of the highest concentrations of dairy farms in the state. There's also manufacturing jobs in the dairy and paper industries. And the Tug Hill relies heavily on snowmobile tourism for money. Unemployment is typically high. In December, the unemployment rate had climbed to 9%. Still, many small businesses populate Main Street. David Sommerstein inquired in Lowville's "gift shop district" about the effects of the recession.  Go to full article
"Chic" = stylish, "Gamine" = mischievous woman
"Chic" = stylish, "Gamine" = mischievous woman

Preview: Chic Gamine in Lowville

Take four very talented young vocalists, all women, add an expert percussionist and you get "Chic Gamine". The Winnipeg/Montreal-based quintet brings its brand of gospel, soul, doo-wop and blues to Lowville this Saturday night at 8 pm. Their concert is part of the Black River Valley Concert series at the Lewis County Historical Society. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

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