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Senior Katie Clark and her donkey.
Senior Katie Clark and her donkey.

A kick, and lots of bucks, at donkey b-ball

Forget about all those bake sales and bottle drives. A hallowed tradition of North Country school fundraisers is donkey basketball. A private company trucks a team of donkeys clad with rubber hoofs to the school gym for hoops, kicks, and lots of bucks. A curious David Sommerstein went to a recent game in St. Lawrence County and sent this story.  Go to full article
Graham Garland and M.E. Mazur in "Amahl and the Night Visitors" this weekend
Graham Garland and M.E. Mazur in "Amahl and the Night Visitors" this weekend

Preview: "Amahl and the Night Visitors"

Two young men, Graham Garland from Potsdam and Colton resident Michael Fulton, will share the leading role in St. Lawrence University's production of Gian Carlo Menotti's one-act Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. Performances are tonight and again Saturday night (8 pm) at the Russell Opera House and on Sunday, December 16th (2 pm) in Gulick Theatre at St. Lawrence University. Amahl and the Night Visitors was first presented live on television back in 1951. It's the story of a poor, disabled boy and his mother who are visited by three kings while on their journey to visit the Christ child. Todd Moe spoke with the director and music director of the St. Lawrence University production. Gerard Moses is emeritus professor of drama at Syracuse University, and talked about producing and directing the show at two venues - a modern stage on campus and the historic Russell Opera House.  Go to full article

Preview: Robin Hopper in Russell

NCPR is media sponsor for a concert of folk music featuring singer/songwriter Robin Hopper, at the Russell Town Hall this Saturday night (7 pm). Robin grew up in Potsdam, graduated from the Crane School of Music and now teaches music in Alaska. Todd Moe spoke with Robin about her music and life in the other North Country.  Go to full article
Ana Best and a Winterberry shrub at her Russell home
Ana Best and a Winterberry shrub at her Russell home

Seed Sleuth: Russell Girl Wins National Plant Contest

A St. Lawrence County teenager won top honors at a national horticulture contest this fall. 16-year-old Ana Best, of Russell, took first place in the honors division at the National Junior Horticulture Association's annual plant contest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More than two hundred people from 21 states attended the convention. The contest involves the identification of fruits, vegetables, trees, flowers, judging the quality of horticultural products and a written test. As Todd Moe found out, there are dozens of different items that participants are responsible for knowing.  Go to full article

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