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The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble performing Handel's "Messiah" in 2008.   Photo: Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble
The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble performing Handel's "Messiah" in 2008. Photo: Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble

Preview: "Remembering the Fallen" in Watertown

The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble will pay tribute, through song, to the 272 Fort Drum soldiers who died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last decade. The choir will perform its Remembering the Fallen concert on Sunday, 3 pm, at Trinity Espiscopal Church in Watertown. The concert will feature soloists Diana Gamet and Phillip Addis.

Todd Moe spoke with Richard Probert, director and founder of the choral group, about performing Brahm's "Requiem" and Vaughan Williams' "Dona, Nobis, Pacem." Probert says Vaughan Williams, a soldier in World War One, used the poetry of Walt Whitman.  Go to full article
Angelini's "Elijah Taken Up in a Chariot of Fire"
Angelini's "Elijah Taken Up in a Chariot of Fire"

Preview: "Elijah" in Watertown

Mendelssohn's greatest work, Elijah, will be performed this Sunday afternoon (3 pm) at Trinity Episcopal Church in Watertown. Todd Moe talks with conductor Richard Probert about the popular piece, which will include more than 60 singers, soloists, an orchestra and organ. The concert is a collaboration between the Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Trinity choir and an orchestra of 47 musicians from the North Country, New York City and Montreal. It's part of the annual Trinity Concert Series. Maestro Probert says Elijah is second only to Handel's Messiah in terms of how often it's performed.  Go to full article
The Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor
The Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor

Recreating historic clothing, quilts by hand

Historical re-enactors will gather in Sackets Harbor this weekend as part of a War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration. But the conversations will focus on period clothing and quilts, rather than muskets and cannons. Todd Moe talks with Ted Schofield, a re-enactor from Chaumont, about his early 19th century reproduction sewing implements and a love of recreating historic clothing.  Go to full article

Zebra mussels rebounding near Sackets Harbor

A thick cake of zebra mussels nearly shut down a water treatment plant in Sackets Harbor last week. The invasive species has been wreaking havoc in Lake Ontario for more than 20 years now. New regulations on the ocean-going freighters that first brought zebra mussels to these shores--and other measures--have led some to believe the invader has been contained. But, as Jonathan Brown reports, officials in Sackets Harbor now fear the species is rebounding.  Go to full article
The two vintage teams pose for a picture.
The two vintage teams pose for a picture.

Old-time baseball in historic Kingston

War of Independence and war of 1812 aside, there's always been more to bring residents on either side of the St. Lawrence River together than to keep them apart. Canadians and Americans have used the waterways for trade, prohibition-era rum-running, and family visits for more than 300 years. In mid to late 1800s, even before the first hockey games, bands of men were boating across the water, and the border, to play baseball in Sackets Harbor and Ogdensburg and Watertown and Kingston, Ontario. Today, baseball enthusiasts relive the old-time games with old-fashioned rules, snappy nicknames, and dapper uniforms. David Sommerstein went to a game in Kingston a couple weeks ago for our story.  Go to full article
Birders watch and tally numbers from the roadside in Bloomingdale during the last bird count.
Birders watch and tally numbers from the roadside in Bloomingdale during the last bird count.

A preview of the Christmas Bird Count

Todd Moe talks with Geoff LeBaron, Christmas Bird Count Director for the National Audubon Society, about this year's Christmas Bird Count. For the 109th year, volunteer birders will fan out across the continent, starting in mid-December, for the annual event. LeBaron will speak Thursday night at 6 o'clock at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor. He told Todd Moe he'll talk about the past, present and future of the bird count.  Go to full article
Outdoor wood furnace in operation. Source: Washington State Dept. of Ecology
Outdoor wood furnace in operation. Source: Washington State Dept. of Ecology

Outdoor furnaces taking the heat

Winter seems a long way off. But with the price of home heating oil and natural gas expected to continue to soar, North Country residents are already scrambling for cheaper ways to stay warm. Outdoor wood furnaces are an increasingly popular alternative because they can burn most any kind of wood. But tonight in Jefferson County, the village of Sackets Harbor may join a growing number of communities to restrict or ban them. As David Sommerstein reports, the smoke from outdoor furnaces can bother neighbors and pose a risk to human health and the environment.  Go to full article

Preview: Concert of American music in Sackets Harbor

The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble's spring concert is this weekend at the United Presbyterian Church in Sackets Harbor. The group presents a concert of American music including works by Copland, Billings, Thompson and Robinson. Todd Moe spoke with Music Director Richard Probert.  Go to full article

Preview: carol sing in Sackets Harbor

To celebrate the season, the Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble will present its second annual Sackets Harbor Village Carol Sing this Sunday afternoon (3 pm) at the United Presbyterian Church of Sackets Harbor. The group of 36 local singers will perform works by Puccini, Dawson, Billings and Gibbs. Joining the chorus will be guest tenor Robert Mack who has performed with opera houses around the world. Todd Moe talks with the ensemble's music director, Richard Probert, about programming the annual village carol concert.  Go to full article

Preview: haunted shipwreck lecture at JCC

Maritime history and shipwreck have been two major themes this year in a series of lectures presented by Seway Trail in Sackets Harbor. A presentation this Thursday afternoon at Jefferson Community College in Watertown will focus on lore of the Great Lakes, particularly tales about haunted shipwrecks. Todd Moe talks with Great Lakes historian, author and teacher Frederick Stonehouse who has written more than 30 books on maritime history.  Go to full article

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