Nov 28, 2005 — Ski areas around the region opened over the Thanksgiving weekend. Whiteface and Gore Mountains offered a first taste of downhill skiing and snow boarding. Brian Mann strapped on his cross-country skis for the first time at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg-Verizon Sports Complex in Lake Placid. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Nov 02, 2005 — Once again this fall, NCPR and the Adirondack Center for Writing, are offering a literature award to regional writers. The "2005 Writing Contest for Young and Adult Writers" welcomes submissions from anyone over 12 years old and living in the Adirondacks and/or NCPR listening area. Nathalie Thill, Adirondack Center for Writing Executive Director, told Todd Moe that this year's contest will focus on nature writing and memoir. Go to full article
May 06, 2004 — Mary Dial is a gardener, interior designer and artist. Her Clayton home is surrounded by nearly a dozen gardens. During the spring, summer and fall you'll find Mary tending her flowers. But she spends the long winters bringing the outdoors inside. She creates pillows, tables, mirrors and upholstered furniture in her studio using shells, beads and pressed flowers from her gardens. The Handweaving Museum and Arts Center in Clayton opens an exhibit of her work tonight. Todd Moe asked Mary where her talent and inspiration come from. Go to full article
Feb 19, 2003 — Snowmobiles are a growing part of the north country's culture--a source of winter fun for locals and a powerful draw for tourists. But this season has seen a painful number of serious accidents and deaths. More than 20 snowmobilers have died in New York--another 26 in Ottawa and Quebec. And four more in Vermont. High speed and alcohol are two main culprits. But in this final part of our series on snowmobile safety, Brian Mann reports that children may be the most at risk. Part 1 of series, Part 2 of series. Go to full article
21st Annual Loppet gets underway. Photo provided by ORDA.
Jan 27, 2003 — More than 500 skiers turned out on Saturday for the Lake Placid Loppet, the North Country's premier cross-country ski race. As Brian Mann reports, local racers fared well in the competition, which drew a record number of athletes. Go to full article
Aug 26, 2002 — A 2002 guide to waterfalls in St. Lawrence County showcases some of the area's natural beauty. The 16-page, color brochure was produced for the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce as a way to boost tourism. It features eight waterfalls, each with a bit of history and directions to the sites. The guide was written and photographed by St. Lawrence University student Tim Bouchard. Jody Tosti met up with him for a tour of Allen Falls in Potsdam and has this audio postcard. Go to full article
Jun 24, 2002 — Brian Mann talks with Ted Keizer, a speed climber who is attempting to scale the 46 Adirondack mountains higher than 4,000 feet - in less than 4 days and 18 hours. For most hikers, climbing the region's highest peaks can take years or even decades. But is faster better? Go to full article