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The Palace Theater in Lake Placid, late on a Saturday night. Photos: Natasha Haverty
The Palace Theater in Lake Placid, late on a Saturday night. Photos: Natasha Haverty

Listen: Remembering silent film organist Jeff Barker

Jeff Barker wasn't well known in the North Country. But his music and his work as an instrument restorer brought back to life a part of the region's history.
Barker was a celebrated organ player from Manchester, England who specialized in accompanying silent movies.

For more than a decade, his performances were a big draw at the Palace Theater in Lake Placid. The silent films he accompanied were also a cornerstone of the Lake Placid Film Forum.

In 1998, Barker also led the team that restored the Palace's Robert Morton organ, which was first built in 1926. Brian Mann knew Barker for years, and learned last week that he'd passed away on New Year's Eve. He has this look back at Barker's life and his work in Lake Placid.  Go to full article
Joyce Morency, supervisor of the town of St. Armand. Photo: Nathan Brown, courtesy of <a href="https://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>
Joyce Morency, supervisor of the town of St. Armand. Photo: Nathan Brown, courtesy of Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Saying goodbye to a veteran Adirondack lawmaker

One of the North Country's veteran politicians passed away this week. Joyce Morency, the long-time town supervisor in St. Armand near Saranac Lake, was 77 years old.  Go to full article
Dennis Aprill passed away unexpectedly on Saturday
Dennis Aprill passed away unexpectedly on Saturday

North Country loses two outdoor advocates, Ed Ketchledge & Dennis Aprill

Ed Ketchledge was a prominent teacher and naturalist who helped found the Summit Steward program on the High Peaks.

Dennis Aprill was the outdoor columnist for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican, who also wrote popular guidebooks.

Brian Mann has this remembrance.  Go to full article
Max Coots and one of his sculptures at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam.
Max Coots and one of his sculptures at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam.

Remembering Max Coots

Canton's longtime Unitarian-Universalist Minister, the Rev. Max Coot, died late Tuesday at his home. He was 81. Max Coots was minister of the Canton church from 1958 to 1992. After retiring, he had a sort of second career - as a sculptor of mostly clay figures he described as "often sublime, and sometimes ridiculous." Gargoyles , animals both real and imaginary, people. Todd Moe visited Coots at his studio out side Canton just last month. You can find his profile at our website. But before the sculptures, there were the sermons, and the meditative poetry that grew out of them. The sermons are collected in the book, Leaning Against the Wind. There are two collections of Max Coots' poetry, Seasons of the Self and View From a Tree. For an Open Studio broadcast two years ago, Max Coots talked with Dale Hobson about how poetry came into his life. They opened with Coots's reading of the poem "Prayer."
TAG: Max Coots, talking with Dale Hobson in 2007.  Go to full article

Moore remembered as trusted lawmaker, avid pilot

Longtime St. Lawrence County Legislator Lloyd Moore died last Friday night, leaving a legacy of public service that stretched over 30 years. The 81-year-old Moore served on the Legislature for 38 consecutive years starting in 1968. Moore was a Republican from the Town of Clare. But John Montan, with the St. Lawrence County Planning Office, says colleagues on both sides of the political aisle respected him.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 11/22/05

The housing crunch grows around Fort Drum. Also, how to host a radio show and read an obituary, and other advice from a commercial radio icon...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: How to Read an Obituary

Scott Dosztan, news director at WSNN/WPDN in Potsdam, one of the last independently-owned radio stations in the North Country.  Go to full article

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