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Photo: Snocade Committee, used by permission
Photo: Snocade Committee, used by permission

Indian Lake Snocade fest embraces winter with outdoor and indoor fun

Indian Lake has been celebrating snowmobiling and winter activities for nearly 30 years: snowmobile rides, skiing, snowshoe softball and winter hikes.

The Adirondack town at the hub of miles of snowmobile trails will kick off its inaugural "SnoCade" on Friday, Feb. 14, to run through the 23rd. Organizer Sally Stanton talks with Todd Moe about how seriously Indian Lake residents take winter fun, of both the outdoor and indoor varieties.  Go to full article
Snow graffiti at Canton Central School. Archive Photo of the Day: Lizette C. Haenel, Canton NY.
Snow graffiti at Canton Central School. Archive Photo of the Day: Lizette C. Haenel, Canton NY.

School "snow days" dwindle as snow piles up

This winter's extreme cold and heaps of snow have caused havoc for travelers and homeowners, and could end up rewriting the spring break calendars for some North Country school districts.

About a half dozen schools in Jefferson and Lewis counties canceled classes again last Friday because of heavy snow.  Go to full article
Cars under lake-effect snow. Archive Poto of the Day, Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY
Cars under lake-effect snow. Archive Poto of the Day, Stephen Diehl, Antwerp, NY

Researchers wrap up $4M northern NY snow study

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) Researchers on a $4 million snow study will analyze data collected in the Tug Hill region of northern New York to improve the way lake-effect storms are predicted.

About 100 researchers from Alabama to Wyoming launched the Tug Hill field work in early December. They packed up their equipment this week.  Go to full article
"Snow Snake" by Utica artist Sybil Johnson.
"Snow Snake" by Utica artist Sybil Johnson.

How artists view winter in Old Forge

A new art exhibition at View in Old Forge offers an artistic look at winter. "Winter Air" opens Saturday. Exhibitions manager Cory Card says the juried show of 118 works by 58 regional, national and international artists conveys the distinct sensations of walking outside on a cold winter day. The new exhibit is complemented by the work of three other featured artists.

Todd Moe spoke with Cory Card about winter, art and the new exhibitions.  Go to full article
A roomful of strangers at Jennifer Gaffney's home in Adams have fun getting to know each other. Gaffney took in five stranded motorists after the overflowing fire department put out a call for help from local residents. Photo by Jennifer Gaffney<br /><br />
A roomful of strangers at Jennifer Gaffney's home in Adams have fun getting to know each other. Gaffney took in five stranded motorists after the overflowing fire department put out a call for help from local residents. Photo by Jennifer Gaffney

Stranded drivers find welcome at Jefferson County hotels, homes

The last portions of Route 81 between Watertown and North Syracuse are open again, after lake-effect storms closed much of the highway down.

Through the storms, hardy North Country natives have been helping stranded travelers. Many people spent last night in fire halls - the one in Adams took in 150 people. Watertown hotels right off the Interstate 81 exit were full, of both drivers and staff who couldn't get out, either.  Go to full article
Toronto, ON. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/msvg/5336969301/">Michael Gil</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Toronto, ON. Photo: Michael Gil, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

61,000 still without power in Ontario

Approximately 61,000 customers are still without power in Ontario, six days after the ice storm caused massive outages across the province.

In Toronto, about 48,000 customers are waiting for their power to be restored.  Go to full article
8:45 a.m. One in a series of visits from the snowplow at NCPR's building in Canton this morning. Photo by Zach Hirsch
8:45 a.m. One in a series of visits from the snowplow at NCPR's building in Canton this morning. Photo by Zach Hirsch

It's bad out there

Heavy, wet snow is spreading across much of upstate New York as a wintry storm moves up the East Coast.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for western and central New York and parts of the North Country. Snow will be heavy in the St. Lawrence Valley and northern Adirondacks, up to a foot of snow by tomorrow morning...Thanksgiving.  Go to full article

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Todd's toboggan class at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne.  All we need is snow!  (Photo: Jim Mandle)
Todd's toboggan class at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne. All we need is snow! (Photo: Jim Mandle)

Back to school to build a toboggan

You don't have to be a child to enjoy a simple winter treat -- sliding down a hill on a toboggan. A snowy backyard hill has been hard to find this month, but that didn't stop Todd Moe from signing up to build a wooden toboggan at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne.

Historically an important method of transportation for native American peoples, the toboggan is probably the simplest sled in design, consisting of nothing more than slats of wood curved at the front. Building one requires patience...and a lot of sanding.  Go to full article
Scott Fuller and Matt Burnett put the finishing touches on their "E-Fraction" exhibit in Potsdam.
Scott Fuller and Matt Burnett put the finishing touches on their "E-Fraction" exhibit in Potsdam.

Winter outdoor art, even without snow

Artists Matt Burnett and Scott Fuller are known for creating several large scale outdoor art installations from Long Lake to Canton in recent years. They're back again this winter, and despite a lack of deep snow, they've put together an outdoor show at SUNY-Potsdam that combines elements of winter, nature and projected images.

Matt Burnett, who lives in the Adirondacks, and his collaborator Scott Fuller, from Maine, used large snow sculptures as a canvas for video images in a large scale outdoor exhibit at St. Lawrence University last year. They worked on similar outdoor art projects in Saranac Lake and Long Lake.

They launched their outdoor "E-Fraction" show last night on the SUNY Potsdam campus. It will be illuminated nightly on campus through the middle of next week. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

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