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Preview: Madrigals, Motets, and Merriment

The Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble is teaming up with The Four Winds recorder consort for two performances of Madrigals, Motets, and Merriment this weekend.

NAVE is a select chamber choir of 20 professional and experienced amateur singers who hail from across the North Country. The Four Winds recorder ensemble brings together four expert players from the Adirondacks and Quebec.  Go to full article
The F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica. Photo:
The F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica. Photo:

New York State beer brewers fend off excise tax

Hot weather calls for cold beer, and that means good business for New York's microbreweries. But as the Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports, a lawsuit earlier this year almost caused New York's beer-makers' fizz to go flat.  Go to full article
People line up to pay for their items at the checkout area of the Community Store after its opening Saturday morning. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
People line up to pay for their items at the checkout area of the Community Store after its opening Saturday morning. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Community-owned department store opens in Saranac Lake

The first community-owned department store in the state of New York opened its doors in the North Country this weekend.

The Community Store in Saranac Lake traces its roots to the shutdown of the Ames department store chain in 2002. Organizers of the project sold half-a-million dollars in shares to local residents to get the store off the ground. As Chris Knight reports, shoppers who visited the store Saturday liked its selection and its prices.  Go to full article

16th century music to welcome 2009

This past Sunday Hill and Hollow Music continued its year-long celebration of the Champlain Quadricentennial with a performance by the Chris Norman Ensemble. The sold-out concert at the Church in the Hollow in Saranac began with a 16th century English song that somehow seemed appropriate for this New Year's holiday.  Go to full article
Chris Norman Ensemble
Chris Norman Ensemble

Preview: Chris Norman Ensemble in Saranac

The Chris Norman Ensemble preforms "In the Fields of Frost and Snow" at the Church in the Hollow in Saranac this Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Lead by renowned flute virtuoso Chris Norman, the seasonal program will celebrate winter and five centuries of traditional music from Canada's maritime musical heritage. The concert and Saturday night's English country dance are sponsored by Hill and Hollow Music. Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc will join the ensemble as featured guest artist. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Bee-Fest in Saranac

The New Land Trust in Saranac is sponsoring the First Annual Bee-Fest, August 3-5. The New Land Trust is a 287-acre site that's been practicing ecological land management in Clinton County since 1978. Todd Moe spoke with the Trust's Damian Gormley and Jeff Cochran about organic farming, developing their bee populations and educating the public about the phenomenon know as "Colony Collapse Disorder."  Go to full article

Preview: Twelfth Night Festival

The party continues: "Hill and Hollow Music" is sponsoring a Twelfth Night Festival this weekend (January 6-7) at the Plattsburgh Elks Lodge and the Saranac Church in the Hollow. Twelfth Night marks the conclusion of the Christmas season with music, dance and feasting. The Baltimore Consort will be the centerpiece of this weekend's festival. And "dancing-master" Gene Murrow will teach an English county dance workshop, and will be prompter for the Playford Ball Saturday night. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

Cabin Fire Kills Clinton County Teen

State police say a cabin fire killed a 16-year-old boy early Sunday morning in the town of Dannemora. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Preview: Violinist Soovin Kim in Saranac

This Sunday, American music is the theme of a concert which will take place in the hamlet of Saranac. It's also a homecoming for one of the most gifted classical musicians to come out of the North Country. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article
Flutist Immanuel Davis
Flutist Immanuel Davis

Preview: Baroque Concert in Saranac

Hill and Hollow Music presents a concert of baroque and early chamber music Sunday afternoon (3 pm) at the Church in the Hollow in Saranac. Flutist Immanuel Davis joins his mother, violinst Jorie Garrigue, for the concert. Davis grew up in Elizabethtown, studied flute at Julliard and now teaches at the University of Minnesota. Todd Moe talks with Immanuel Davis about his prized Louis Lot flute #888 - part of his antique flute collection.  Go to full article

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