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"Snow Snake" by Utica artist Sybil Johnson.
"Snow Snake" by Utica artist Sybil Johnson.

How artists view winter in Old Forge

A new art exhibition at View in Old Forge offers an artistic look at winter. "Winter Air" opens Saturday. Exhibitions manager Cory Card says the juried show of 118 works by 58 regional, national and international artists conveys the distinct sensations of walking outside on a cold winter day. The new exhibit is complemented by the work of three other featured artists.

Todd Moe spoke with Cory Card about winter, art and the new exhibitions.  Go to full article

Books: "Finding my Way to Moose River Farm"

Anne Phinney lives on a farm near Old Forge and has loved animals all her life. She's a teacher, writer and farmer who has written a new book about life among the animals -- 11 horses, 4 dogs, 3 goats, 2 donkeys, an iguana and pot belly pig -- on Moose River Farm. Todd Moe talks with Phinney about her book, Finding My Way to Moose River Farm.  Go to full article
Loretta Lepkowski's <i>The Cow with the Golden Tail</i>, a pastel of Eric Sherman and Carl.
Loretta Lepkowski's The Cow with the Golden Tail, a pastel of Eric Sherman and Carl.

Old Forge Library exhibit highlights Tug Hill family farms

Lewis County artist Loretta Lepkowski's exhibit, Farming and Folks of the Tug Hill and Adirondack Region, is on display at the Old Forge Library this month. She says the inspiration for her narrative paintings comes from growing up on a southern Lewis County farm.  Go to full article
Adirondack storyteller Mitch Lee.  Photo: Mitch Lee
Adirondack storyteller Mitch Lee. Photo: Mitch Lee

National Storytelling Day: "The White Feather" by Mitch Lee

Today is the first day of spring. It's also World Storytelling Day -- a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, celebrated every year on the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere, the first day of autumn in the southern. Everyone has a story to tell, and there are lots of storytellers in our region.

For over 25 years, Mitch Lee has been telling tales about life in the mountains and the big woods. He was born and raised in the west-central Adirondacks. When he isn't busy spinning tales at schools, libraries and community groups, Lee runs the Parks Department in Inlet, NY where he helps promote local tourism. He also writes the weekly column, Growing up Adirondack, for The Weekly Adirondack newspaper. Todd Moe spoke with Mitch Lee about his love of telling tales and asked him to share a favorite local story called, The White Feather.  Go to full article
Researchers Rick Grey and Nina Schoch weigh an adult loon. Photo courtesy Biodiversity Research Institute's Center for Loon Conservation
Researchers Rick Grey and Nina Schoch weigh an adult loon. Photo courtesy Biodiversity Research Institute's Center for Loon Conservation

Loons sound alarm on mercury pollution

The Adirondacks' beloved icon, the Common Loon, has left for its winter home on the Atlantic coast.

Loons have enjoyed unprecedented population growth over the last 30 years. They outlived DDT and a time when people used to shoot loons for sport. But a recent study says things could have been even better. This time the culprit is mercury pollution.  Go to full article
<i>The Wild Life</i> fills most of the gallery spaces at View in Old Forge.  Photo: View
The Wild Life fills most of the gallery spaces at View in Old Forge. Photo: View

Preview: "The Wild Life" in Old Forge

A new art display at View in Old Forge puts nature and animals front and center. The Wild Life exhibit includes work in a variety of media: watercolors, photography, sculpture, taxidermy.

Todd Moe spoke with curator Linda Weal, who says our wild neighbors are the focus: owls, trout, bears and more.  Go to full article
One of many quilts on display at View in Old Forge through December 2nd.  Photo: View
One of many quilts on display at View in Old Forge through December 2nd. Photo: View

Quilters honored at annual show in Old Forge

Quilts of all sizes and designs are on display at View in Old Forge this month. The 26th annual Quilts Unlimited show includes more than 120 quilts in a great array of styles from traditional to contemporary from across the country. Todd Moe spoke with View Education and Artistic Programs Director Barbara Getty, who says View is also displaying quilts from Watertown award-winning quilter and designer Mary Knapp. Getty says the annual exhibit gives the building a "comfortable" feeling.  Go to full article
The plane crash landed in Gull Lake, in the backcountry of Herkimer County. Satellite image: Google maps
The plane crash landed in Gull Lake, in the backcountry of Herkimer County. Satellite image: Google maps

Plane crashes in Adirondack lake after losing propeller

Authorities say a small plane that was forced to land on an Adirondack lake last week had lost its propeller in midair. The plane was contracted by the U.S. Defense Department to support an ongoing Vermont Air National Guard training exercise. It was recovered from Gull Lake in northern Herkimer County over the weekend by a private salvage company.  Go to full article
Robin Johnson works on carving one of the several space ships in front of the 2012 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace.  The ice palace lighting and fireworks takes place Saturday at 7 pm. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Robin Johnson works on carving one of the several space ships in front of the 2012 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival ice palace. The ice palace lighting and fireworks takes place Saturday at 7 pm. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Most winter fests a go despite the weather

Winter carnivals fill the February calendar in the North Country. This year, continuing mild weather is proving a real challenge for towns whose annual winter festivals normally punctuate a cold, snowy season.

The WinterXcape Winterfest in Lowville was cancelled when heavy rains washed away most of their snow this week. But despite widespread rain and warm temperatures most festivals are still ago. Trevor Alford reports.  Go to full article
Nancie Battaglia with her photograph of <em>One Square Mile of Hope</em>.
Nancie Battaglia with her photograph of One Square Mile of Hope.

Preview: Adirondack View Finders in Old Forge

Todd Moe talks with Linda Weal, curator of the newest exhibit at View in Old Forge. The show, Adirondack View Finders, is on display through early March and includes dozens of photographs from four of the most celebrated photographers in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

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