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Summer! It’s a great season – except for how hard it is to squeeze everything into mere 24 hour days. Take this weekend for example. If you like puppets, check out “Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival“. This is...
Ellen Beberman, who many of you may remember as our garden blogger in previous years, sent some end-of-July photos from her garden. Which made me stop and take stock of my own garden. What’s happening in your garden as we move into August? Are...
It’s that time again: Burlington paper Seven Days has put out its annual Adirondack issue, in which Queen City reporters wander west. Two years ago, the issue raised eyebrows on the New York side of the lake with this snide review of...
With local food, music, and community events, Potsdam’s Summer Festival drew crowds from across the county last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Vendors and families celebrated the arrival of this much-anticipated local celebration–and it...
In the middle of the winter, hot food seems essential–oatmeal rather than Cheerios, soup over salad, and great hunks of coarse-grained bread straight from the oven. But this is summer. It’s hot. And, this summer, humid. Reading...
News stories tagged with "summer"
Jul 21, 2005 — We're in the thick of county fair season. The St. Lawrence County fair runs through Sunday in Gouverneur. In Lowville, the Lewis County Fair continues through Saturday. David Sommerstein stopped by Tuesday. He found fair connoisseur Russell Martel sitting under a tent behind Smokey's BBQ shack. Martel drove over an hour from North Bay to check out a fair he'd never been to before. Go to full article
Jul 21, 2005 — The streets are full of tourists in downtown Alexandria Bay, in stark contrast to dark, quiet days of winter. David Sommerstein got the year-round perspective from a group of local high schoolers checking out the scene in front of Jreck's subs. Go to full article
Jul 14, 2005 — In the early 1600s, French Jesuit priests paddled hundreds of miles up the St. Lawrence River. They settled on the fertile land by the river's source at the eastern end of Lake Ontario. It's estimated a third of today's population in northern Jefferson County is descended from those French settlers. Last weekend, Cape Vincent held its 37th annual French Festival to celebrate that heritage. North Country Public Radio was also celebrating there. It was the grand opening of our new translator in Cape Vincent, reaching listeners at 93.9 FM. David Sommerstein was on hand and sends this audio postcard. Go to full article
Jul 11, 2005 — The heavy rain on Friday and Saturday didn't stop the music, food, and good times at the 39th Annual Potsdam Summer Festival. Bands played all day and late into the night. David Sommerstein hung out on Market Street Friday afternoon to sample the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. He sent this audio collage. Go to full article
Jul 11, 2005 — Horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley how to keep order in the vegetable garden when overcrowding becomes a problem. Her advice is to be ruthless when weeding and thinning out the smaller plants. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Jun 30, 2005 — As the hot weather settles in, air conditioners are being wedged into windows everywhere. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly usually tries not to use one. But she finds as the temperatures rise, her concerns for the environment evaporate. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jun 22, 2005 — Vermont's annual feeding frenzy gets underway Friday morning (11 am) in Burlington's Waterfront Park. The Green Mountain Chew Chew Food Festival is celebrating its 20th birthday. Todd Moe talks with founder/coordinator Rick Norcross. Go to full article
May 18, 2005 — There comes a moment every spring when the sun is so warm it takes you back to summer memories. Commentator Paul Willcott, who has roots in Texas, has been watching the weather change in Saranac Lake, and recalls one especially fine "Lone Star" day last year. Go to full article