From NCPR Blogs:
(Natalie completes her summer journalism fellowship with NCPR this week. We’ll miss her. But the good news is this: she’ll return as a part-time apprentice during the coming academic year. Thanks for your good work, Natalie. –Ellen...
Well, summer’s in full swing, and while we all know we should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated during this warm part of the year, many of us are looking to drink plenty of…drinks. We asked you last week to send your favorite...
This corn was nicely mounded and will recover from the wind. Last summer, a severe storm drove through my garden when the corn was about 10 days out from picking. We lost some but salvaged 75% by building a stick and rope lattice system down each...
Happy summer, all! This week marked the solstice and the official start to the BEST SEASON OF THE YEAR for food. Our office kitchen for the last few days has been full of strawberries, and our own Ellen Rocco has already made up her first batch of...
Remember drive in movie theaters? The good news: they still exist. In fact, six of the remaining 30 or so in NYS are located within the NCPR coverage area, and many others are just outside the station’s reach. Drive ins are perfect for action...
News stories tagged with "summer"
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
by Todd Moe
Aug 12, 2004 — Kathleen Bagley's book, Ladies of the Lake, offers a glimpse into the lives of women who are drawn to water, and the legacy of life on Lake Placid. It's a collection of 23 stories of women and their lake camps. Todd Moe spoke with Kathleen Bagley who says the book is for anyone who spends time on the water. Go to full article