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Old Forge, NY, Oct 06, 2010 — A New Jersey woman spent most of this summer paddling from the Adirondacks to Maine. Cathy Mumford is the first woman to solo through-paddle the entire 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. During her 62-day kayak odyssey she passed through 22 rivers and streams, 56 miles of lakes, 55 miles of portages in 62 carries and three national wildlife refuges. The trail crosses northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec. NFCT officials say fewer than 30 paddlers have completed the full length of water trail in a single trip, since it was completed in 2006. Mumford grew up along the shores of a reservoir in Colts Neck, New Jersey. With her children grown, and after being laid off from her job, Mumford wanted to take a long-distance kayak trip that would allow for some soul-searching. Now, she plans to share the challenge of wilderness tripping with young women, and write about her experiences. Todd Moe spoke with Mumford about the summer trek, celebrating her 50th birthday on the water and relying on her 9-foot plastic kayak, nicknamed "Sparky". Go to full article
Old Forge, NY, Sep 28, 2010 — An Old Forge couple spent most of this spring and summer outdoors. Catherine and Ryan Thompson paddled the Northern Forest Canoe Trail from Old Forge to Maine, and then hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. They began the nearly 3,000 mile journey from the Adirondacks to Georgia, by canoe and foot, in April. They finished their trek last Thursday. This was their fourth backpacking adventure together. Todd Moe talks with them about life on the water and trail. Go to full article
Old Forge, NY, May 21, 2010 — Thousands of paddlers are gathering in Old Forge for Adirondack Paddlefest 2010 this weekend. Its biggest draw is an opportunity to test paddle hundreds of different canoes and kayaks. Manufacturers use the weekend to unveil some of the latest designs and materials. Todd Moe talks with John Nemjo, owner of Mountainman Outdoor Supply Company. He's the organizer of the annual event that draws outdoors enthusiasts from around the country. Go to full article
Old Forge, NY, Mar 30, 2010 — The Arts Center of Old Forge got some good news this month. A new building project, just across the road, had been on hold due to a lack of funds. But with a new USDA loan and grant that total $3-million, construction is expected to resume next month. Todd Moe spoke with Arts Center director Jennifer Potter Hayes. She's been on the job for about six weeks and says she hopes the new building will open this fall. Go to full article
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Old Forge, NY, Jul 01, 2009 — In this program broadcast live from the Old Forge Library, News Director Martha Foley moderates a conversation about the future of Adirondack communities, conservation in the Park, and the role of Adirondack media. Guests include APA member Lani Ulrich from Old Forge, Elizabeth Folwell, Adirondack Life editor from Blue Mountain Lake, and Brian Mann, chief of NCPR's Adirondack Bureau, now celebrating its tenth year of operations. Go to full article
Aug 21, 2008 — The 27th annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors opens at the Arts Center Old Forge this weekend. It features watercolor paintings from across the U.S., Canada and Hawaii. Todd Moe spoke with curator Miriam Kashiwa about the lure of watercolors. Go to full article
Sep 10, 2007 — Standing vigil on the front lawn of the Arts Center in Old Forge is a multi-colored moose statue. This dapper Adirondack icon has attracted the attention of summer visitors, arts patrons and politicians, and is today's "Heard Up North." Go to full article
Aug 27, 2007 — Since the early 1950s, the mission of the Arts Guild of Old Forge has been to serve the central Adirondacks in a culturally sensitive manner reflective of its social, historical and environmental values. That mission remains at the core of the new arts and sciences building under construction in Old Forge. Executive Director Deborah Jones recently gave Todd Moe a tour of the construction site where "green" design and technologies are being utilized. The new building will also boast geothermal heating and cooling and solar power. Go to full article