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Annis Holmes, of Chestertown, models a pair of hand knit Adirondack buff mittens.
Annis Holmes, of Chestertown, models a pair of hand knit Adirondack buff mittens.

Heard Up North: mittens for a winter's work

Sometimes our stories and conversations kindle memories from listeners. Andy Flynn's "Adirondack Attic" segment this month about a pair of vintage mittens at the Adirondack Museum inspired a phone call from Milda Burns, a longtime listener and local historian in North River.

For today's Heard Up North, Milda recounts how her father learned a valuable lesson as a young woodsman in the southern Adirondacks in the 1880s.  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

Does Rafting Hurt the Hudson's Trout Fishery?

Martha Foley talks with Jim Nash, a veteran trout fisherman, who worries that all the rafting threatens the Upper Hudson's fishery.  Go to full article

The North River Stagecoach Robbery

Historians recreate a stagecoach robbery near North River a century ago. Actors in period dress and an authentic Concord stage built in 1870 will help recreate the colorful era of Adirondack stagecoach travel. The event takes place Saturday at the North Creek Railroad Depot. Todd Moe spoke with Dr. Richard Bossert, who's researched the now legendary highway robbery, and is event chair for Saturday morning's re-enactment.  Go to full article

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