Canton, NY, May 22, 2012 — Long-time Canton resident Peter Van de Water is out with a new book, This is What I Thought at the Time. It's a collection of his essays originally published in the St. Lawrence Plaindealer: everything from farming to politics.
Todd Moe spoke with him about writing essays based on what he was reading, childhood memories on the farm and changes in society. Van de Water has spent most of his life in Canton, graduated from St. Lawrence University, retired in 1984 and says his essays were inspired by his father's newspaper columns in the Watertown Daily Times. Go to full article
Jul 07, 2006 — The StoryCorps mobile recording booth welcomed its first interviews in Canton yesterday morning. First up were Sally Van De Water and her son, Peter, longtime Canton residents. Sally is 92. Martha Foley caught up with her on one of the park benches after the interview. She's today's "Heard Up North". Go to full article
Marsha and Jim Akins and their freshly cut Christmas spruce head home.
Dec 21, 2005 — A Canton Christmas tree farm will hang up its saws for good after this year's holiday season. The Van De Water farm has been a perennial favorite for many families in the St. Lawrence valley for nearly 20 years. But owners, Peter and Becky Van De Water, say it's been a family business. And with their kids grown, they want to spend more time traveling and enjoying their retirement. This is the last season for cutting trees, and sipping hot chocolate at the Van De Water's farm, just south of Canton. Last Saturday morning, Todd Moe stopped by for a chat with some long-time customers. Go to full article