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Preview: songs of the lumberjacks

Folksinger and storyteller Lee Knight will lead a program of music and stories from Adirondack logging camps and mining towns in North Creek on Sunday. Knight grew up in Saranac Lake, and has devoted his career to preserving traditional music in the Adirondacks and the Appalachians. He joined Todd Moe in the studio this morning to share old-time music and tales.  Go to full article

Gore Management: We Want Hydropower

State officials who operate Gore Mountain ski area in North Creek say they want $20,000 to study construction of a new hydro power facility on the mountain. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

OTTG fall production features original plays

This weekend, the Our Town Theatre Group will present its fall production, the premiere of Tales from the Second Circle Motel: An evening of Original Plays. It opens at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Friday night (7:30). The production will feature thematically connected scenes by five local playwrights. Director Stephen Svoboda says the Second Circle Motel is the playwrights' metaphor for purgatory.  Go to full article

Preview: ?Love Letters? in North Creek

Nan and Will Clarkson return to the stage at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek Saturday night for another performance of the play, "Love Letters". The couple performed the same piece 12 years ago for the Our Town Theatre Group's inaugural season. Todd Moe talks with the Clarkson's, long-time summer residents in the southern Adirondacks, about the play.  Go to full article

Poetry, images and music celebrate the Adirondacks

A poem by Adirondack resident Miriam Kashiwa inspired photographer Carl Heilman and musician Dan Berggren to collaborate on a multi-media production that premieres in North Creek on Sunday night. "I am the Adirondacks" uses spoken words, images and music to celebrate the region's beauty. The event is a benefit for musician Dan Duggan, who's battling cancer. Todd Moe spoke with Carl Heilman and Dan Berggren about the production. Heilmann says it began with Miriam Kashiwa's poem.  Go to full article

Preview: "Race the Train" in North Creek

Hundreds of runners are expected to compete in the annual "Race the Train" run in North Creek on August 1st. It's a fundraiser for the "Dollars for Scholars" program. Todd Moe talks with organizer Ann Arsenault about the event. For more information: 518-251-2602.  Go to full article

Farmers' market opens in North Creek

The North Creek Farmers' Market kicks off its first season with music and cake this afternoon. Deb Morris, owner of Barkeater Chocolates, told Todd Moe the market was a grassroots idea by community residents interested in promoting locally grown food and other products.  Go to full article

ORDA approves Gore Mountain Interconnect

A long-awaited plan to connect the state-run Gore Mountain ski center with the North Creek Ski Bowl was given the go ahead Friday at a special meeting of the Olympic Regional Development Authority Board of Directors. The approval of the so-called Gore Mountain Interconnect was hailed by local officials and business owners in North Creek who see the project as the cornerstone of future economic growth in the community. As Chris Knight reports, the project has overcome numerous challenges to reach this point.  Go to full article
Gathering for the Derby near the Riparius Depot, 1961. Photo: Bob Clark
Gathering for the Derby near the Riparius Depot, 1961. Photo: Bob Clark

Derby time again in North Creek

An Adirondack tradition continues with the annual Hudson River White Water Derby in North River and North Creek this weekend. The race was created to underscore the important role that the Hudson River has played locally, most notably for the log drives, moving pulp wood from the North Country up as far as Newcomb, down to the mills in Glens Falls. The last river drive took place in 1953. Todd Moe spoke with Pete Burns, president of the White Water Derby.  Go to full article

Preview: comic plays in North Creek

Our Town Theatre Group opens its fall production Friday night at 7:30 at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek. They'll present five short plays under the title, "Something to Laugh About". Filomena Riviello, who teaches theater arts at Adirondack Community College, directs the production. She told Todd Moe that she and the cast of eleven actors chose the five plays from a collection called, "Laugh Lines".  Go to full article

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