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Two of the Horwood windows in the Scotch Presbyterian Church in Madrid, St. Lawrence County.
Two of the Horwood windows in the Scotch Presbyterian Church in Madrid, St. Lawrence County.

A nearly forgotten legacy in stained-glass

The windows in many of the rural churches in the North Country were created by one of the best stained-glass window artists in the country. Harry James Horwood designed stained-glass windows in the late 19th and early 20th century. His factory was in Ogdensburg. A local historian says Horwood supplied windows for country churches and even the parliament building in Ottawa.

Todd Moe talks with Dave Martin, who has spent the last five years photographing church windows in St. Lawrence, Franklin and Jefferson counties. Martin is determined to find out more about the family that was devoted to the art of stained-glass.  Go to full article
General Walter Martin Mansion
General Walter Martin Mansion

Martin mansion on historic register

Walter Martin's Lewis County mansion is now on the state register of historic places. Martin was a member of George Washington's staff during the Revolutionary War. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Bob Martin slips through a narrow channel
Bob Martin slips through a narrow channel

Whitewater Ramble: East Branch of the Ausable

Heavy rain this summer has been tough on farmers and on the North Country's tourism business. But the wet weather is great news for whitewater paddlers. Many streams that would usually be bony and dry are still flush. Brian Mann paddled the East Branch of the Ausable River and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Bob Martin scales ice in the Adirondacks
Bob Martin scales ice in the Adirondacks

Climbing Through Ice & Wind in the Adirondacks

On a winter drive through Cascade Pass or Wilmington Notch in the Adirondacks, you can find climbers perched on the side of waterfalls or clinging to frozen cliff faces. For those willing to brave single-digit temperatures and sometimes harsh conditions, ice climbing offers another way to experience the mountains. Bob Martin from Saranac Lake scaled a popular route recently near Wilmington. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Canada to Pull Out of Kyoto?

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberal party has gone down to defeat in the country's national election. The Conservative party, under leader Stephen Harper, will form the next government. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports... there is some concern among environmental groups that Harper will pull out of the Kyoto Protocol.  Go to full article
Samantha on the Raquette<br />(Source: Bob Martin)
Samantha on the Raquette
(Source: Bob Martin)

Audio Diary: Dad & Daughter On the Raquette River

This is the time of year when paddlers are getting out on the north country's lakes and rivers. The ice is gone and in most places the black flies and mosquitoes haven't yet begun to swarm. Bob Martin, from Saranac Lake, spent a weekend on the Raquette River recently, with his 9-year-old daughter Samantha. He sent this audio diary.  Go to full article

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