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<i>Evening Snow on Mt. Hira</i>, Ichiyusai Shigenobu, 1864
Evening Snow on Mt. Hira, Ichiyusai Shigenobu, 1864

The "Long Night Moon" Atop Azure Mt.

Sub-zero nights are the time for snuggling up in front of the fire and reading a good book. That's what David Sommerstein was doing last Wednesday night when he got an offer he couldn't refuse - a climb up Azure Mountain on the longest full moon night of the year. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

A Thanksgiving X-Country Ski

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

A Floatplane Flock Gathers In Speculator

Dozens of floatplanes from all over the country flocked to Speculator this weekend for the Federal Aviation Administration's annual floatplane safety seminar. The gathering is meant to offer pilots new training and information. But it's also a chance for floatplane hobbyists to show off their lovingly restored planes and to test their skills on the water. Brian Mann was in the crowd on Saturday and sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

A Spring Ritual: Tapping Sugar Maples

David Sommerstein and his partner Lisa Lazenby tap about a half dozen trees in their yard in Pierrepont. Yesterday morning under cool sunshine, they brought out the metal buckets and taps, a drill and a hammer, for the annual springtime ritual. David sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
"Blue Sky" by Frankl Lloyd Wright<br />Source:  Forest Lawn Cemetery
"Blue Sky" by Frankl Lloyd Wright
Source: Forest Lawn Cemetery

In Buffalo, an Artful (and Epxensive) Sort of Death

Buffalo is known for its long association with architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Several of his buildings are now being restored. The latest of his designs to be newly built is already on display in the city. Its not a house or a museum -- it's a mausoleum. Buffalo's oldest cemetery is using one of Wright's designs as part of a new marketing campaign, designed to attract upscale funerals. Brian Mann visited recently and has our story.  Go to full article

The Lunar Eclipse from an Adirondack Mountain

Last night, the earth passed between the sun and the full moon, creating a spectacular lunar eclipse. The moon glowed orange over the north country. Clear skies in much of our listening area made for wonderful viewing. Brian Mann and a friend climbed a mountain in the Adirondacks to get a slightly closer look. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article
At work far from home
At work far from home

For Jamaican Apple Pickers, Hurricane Ivan Hit Home

One month ago, Hurricane Ivan slammed into the island of Jamaica, ripping apart houses and knocking out phone lines and electricity. The storm hit just as hundreds of Jamaican workers were arriving in the Champlain Valley to help with the fall apple harvest. These last weeks, the men have struggled to support their families while far from home. As Brian Mann reports, this has been a season of worry, but also a season of faith.

Hurricane Ivan Relief Fund: Donations can be sent to Peru Community Church, PO Box 38, Peru, NY 12972. Make checks payable to church, but specify that funds are meant for Ivan relief.  Go to full article
Chasing the ball in Keene<br />Source: Bark Eater Inn
Chasing the ball in Keene
Source: Bark Eater Inn

Audio Postcard: In Keene, A Polo Ground Ringed By Peaks

Autumn is generally a time for football and maybe some last rounds of golf before the snow flies. In Keene, this is also the season for polo. The polo team sponsored by the Barkeater Inn hosted its third annual United Way fundraiser last Sunday, edging out riders from Saratoga Springs. Brian Mann was on the sidelines on a perfect fall day. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Swimming through pain...
Swimming through pain...

Lake Placid Ironman Presses on Through Storms

Canadian Heather Fuhr won her fourth Lake Placid Ironman on Sunday. Last year's men's leader, Ryan Bolton from Colorado, lost to Kirill Litovtsenko, a newcomer from Estonia. The top finishers each claimed a $20,000 prize. Lake Placid's Jeff Hunt and Kim Loeffler from Essex Junction, Vermont, were the North Country's top finishers.

Brian Mann followed the race through a long day of pouring rain and booming winds. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Arto Monaco at work on a new comic book
Arto Monaco at work on a new comic book

Arto Monaco: The King of Make Believe

Walt Disney opened his first theme park in the summer of 1955. But half a decade before Disneyland, there was Santa's Workshop in Wilmington ? the creation of north country native Arto Monaco. Monaco built a half-dozen theme parks. Most are gone now, swept away by changing tastes. But Monaco himself is still around, still creating make-believe worlds. Brian Mann visited his workshop in Upper Jay and has our story.  Go to full article

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