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Heard Up North: sweet potato art

You could file today's Heard Up North under "culinary art." Massena woodcarver Ron Riley has been teaching young people how to carve soap and wood into toys and walking sticks. He also uses a root vegetable - the sweet potato - as an inexpensive medium for art instruction. Sweet potato art is today's Heard Up North - and you thought the orange tubers were only good baked or mashed.  Go to full article

Preview: Remington Arts Fest in Canton

NCPR is media sponsor for the sixth annual Remington Arts Festival in Canton. It starts today and continues through Saturday with many special events including music, a juried art show on the village green, horse-drawn wagon rides of historic Canton, a farmer's market, food and special exhibits. Todd Moe talks with Canton's Economic Development Director Linda McQuinn about the village's "native son".  Go to full article

Canton knitters help Senegal's poor

Visit a farmers' market this season and you'll find a variety of fresh veggies, fruits, baked goods and preserves. At the Canton Farmers' Market there's a new crop of hand-knit hats. Most were made by a group of Canton knitters. Proceeds from the hats go to the Senegal Ecovillage Microfinance Fund, or SEM Fund. Founded by Canton native John Fay, the non-profit has helped more than 100 families in Africa break the cycle of poverty. Todd Moe spoke with some of the knitters making the winter hats and caps.  Go to full article

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