A new photography exhibit about life on dairy farms in northern New York opened last weekend at Traditional Arts in Upstate New York in Canton. “Every Single Day: Life on North Country Dairy Farms" features photographs from 15 farms taken by...
Saranac Lake, NY, Feb 07, 2000 — First celebrated in 1897 as a diversion for tuberculosis patients taking the mountain air "cure," the Saranac Lake Winter Festival includes the construction of an elaborate ice palace, races, snow sculpture, concerts, dinners, dancing, the crowning of royalty and a fireworks display. Go to full article
Waddington, NY, Jan 31, 2000 — Bill Massey was one of the last of the traditional St. Lawrence River guides and decoy makers. For more than 70 years, Massey carved countless decoys, both for hunting and for prized decorations. He used no photographs as models; instead he relied on his vast knowledge of St. Lawrence River birds, gained through first-hand contact. Go to full article
Hogansburg, NY, Jan 24, 2000 — The traditional basketmakers of the Mohawk nation at Akwesasne are known for fine ash splint and sweetgrass work. Some travel to colleges, museums and international pow-wows to teach and show their craft. Samples of their work are owned by major museums, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Vatican. Go to full article
Brant Lake, NY, Jan 17, 2000 — Jim Cleveland and his daughter Colleen are descendants of Scottish and Irish settlers and sing the traditional ballads of those communities, usually without unaccompaniment. Some of the family's very old ballads have not been collected from any other North American source. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 10, 2000 — Vic Kibler continues a strong musical tradition in the southern Adirondacks, performing many old-standard jigs, reels, and hornpipes he got from his family. Vic's youngest son, Paul, worked with him in 1992 to produce a collection recognized as an outstanding folk recording by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. Go to full article