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Preview: The Sweet Life

A new comedy written by a Jefferson county native, and featuring a North Country cast, gets its world premiere in Sackets Harbor next week. The Sweet Life is written and directed by Craig Thornton. It opens Friday, June 16th at the Lake Ontario Playhouse. Thornton grew up in Theresa, and has worked extensively in film, television and theatre. He's worked in New York City and Los Angeles as a screenwriter and playwright. He told Todd Moe that The Sweet Life is the first full-length play he's written since returning to the North Country in 1999.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Pronouncing Theresa (The Town)

Tuesday on All Before Five we ran a story about a mom-and-pop grocery called the Pantry, closing down because of competition from a new WalMart 10 minutes away. The story ran again yesterday morning on The 8 O'Clock Hour. And that's when we got an email. Mark Scarlett, a listener from Rossie, said that he thought we'd pronounced the name of the town wrong. Gregory Warner called Mark Scarlett. Then he called Kim Delles, Theresa town clerk.  Go to full article
Shari Wolfe and her daughter Rebecca Hanni, inside The Pantry.
Shari Wolfe and her daughter Rebecca Hanni, inside The Pantry.

Heard up North: Big Fish Eats Small Fish in Theresa

Rebecca Hanni and her mom Shari Wolfe run "The Pantry", a small grocery store in Theresa. They've got all the basics. Milk, bread... even fresh produce. But these days customers are as rare as tourists are in the small village. Rebecca and her mom say that's because Wal-Mart opened in nearby Leray, outside Fort Drum. So they're closing shop this Friday. Douglas Hopper stopped in for a bag of peanuts. They told him it's more than money they're losing.  Go to full article

Fire Guts Part of Downtown Theresa

Fire officials are keeping their eyes peeled for hot-spots from Sunday night's blaze that destroyed part of a downtown block in the village of Theresa in Jefferson County. The cause is still under investigation. The fire gutted the old post office, an old hotel built in the late 1800s, and threatened an existing bar and grill. Martha Foley talks with village mayor Ron Trickey, who declared a state of emergency so one of the buildings could be demolished immediately.  Go to full article

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