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Don Foote brought the Port Henry Diner, first built in the 1920s, back to life. Photo: Brian Mann
Don Foote brought the Port Henry Diner, first built in the 1920s, back to life. Photo: Brian Mann

This Port Henry diner was a moveable feast

A lot of times when we talk about the North Country's architectural heritage we're talking about great camps in the Adirondacks, or we're celebrating the fabulous brick buildings that anchor our small town main streets.

But in Port Henry, New York, in the Champlain Valley, there's a cool little diner that dates back to the 1920s. It was a mass-produced eatery built in Rochester and shipped to the North Country by rail and then drawn by a team of horses.

For more than half a century the diner has survived, sometimes open for business, sometimes sitting empty.

Now the eatery is back in action and you can often find our Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann there eating breakfast or lunch.  Go to full article
Image: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County
Image: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County

Speed dating to bring fresh food to the table

You may have heard of "speed dating." It's a no-nonsense, fast, and fun way to meet a bunch of people and maybe find that certain someone. People sit across from one another, chat for five minutes, and see if there's a spark. Then they move on to the next potential match.

Farmers and chefs are searching for "eat local" love today in Watertown. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County is hosting a speed dating event at Jefferson Community College. The goal is to get more restaurants to put more local fruits and vegetables on their menus.  Go to full article

Preview: Farm to Chef tasting event

A number of restaurants and cafeterias in schools and hospitals are teaming up with local growers with a simple goal: serving locally grown food. These chefs are turning to neighboring farms to get local ingredients, and they're learning to cook with the seasons. The Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative is sponsoring a "Farm to Chef" tasting event on Monday at Beartown Farms in Antwerp. Todd Moe spoke with a farmer and a chef taking part.  Go to full article
Amy Trubek
Amy Trubek

A passion for local food

A couple of food experts from Vermont will visit the North Country this week. Vermont chef and food historian Amy Trubek, and Vermont Fresh Network Director Meghan Sheradin will speak at GardenShare's annual Local Harvest Dinner in Parishville this Friday night. Both are passionate about bringing locally produced food into homes and restaurants. Todd Moe spoke with them about the pleasures of producing and consuming locally grown foods. Amy Trubek is also an anthropologist who teaches courses about food and culture at UVM. She moved to Vermont 13 years ago and says people are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food.  Go to full article

Kids Tell Lawmakers to Ban Smoking in Restaurants

A bill to ban smoking in restaurants in New York is stuck in the New York State Senate. A group of children organized by the American Cancer Society and Lung Association gathered to urge the Senate to act on the bill. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Senate Adjourns Without Acting on Smoking Ban Bill

The New York State Senate adjourned without acting on a bill to ban smoking in restaurants across the state. While the Senate leader says talks will continue, anti-smoking advocates are disappointed. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Senate Debates Smoking Ban

A bill to ban smoking in restaurants is one of several issues remaining in the legislative session. One of the sponsors says he's confident the bill will become law before the legislature adjourns for the summer. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Survey: Most New Yorkers Favor Smoke-Free Restaurants

Anti-smoking groups say a new survey of New Yorkers shows wide support for statewide protections for non-smokers from second-hand smoke. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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