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The South African team dissects boilies on the St. Lawrence.
The South African team dissects boilies on the St. Lawrence.

World's Anglers Try to Reel in Million Dollar Carp

British carp fishermen Tim Paisley and Steve Briggs are lapping the competition at the World Carp Championship on the St. Lawrence River. They've hauled in more than 1000 pounds of carp, triple their next closest challengers. No one's caught the million dollar record-breaking carp yet, though. An American, Ed Gilstrap, has caught the biggest so far at 38 pounds, 14 ounces. David Sommerstein was on the shoreline earlier this week to sample the sporting and economic dimensions of carp fishing.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Ready for World Carp Event

Communities along the St. Lawrence River are preparing to host what organizers call "the Olympics of carp fishing". More than 120 teams from all over the world will compete. The top prize is a million dollars. As David Sommerstein reports, the World Carp Championship could be an economic boost for a part of the river that struggles to attract tourists.  Go to full article
Sean Manning with a 30 lb carp. (source: American Carp Society)  <i>To volunteer at the tournament in Waddington, call : 315-764-5654, or 310-488-8205.</i>
Sean Manning with a 30 lb carp. (source: American Carp Society) To volunteer at the tournament in Waddington, call : 315-764-5654, or 310-488-8205.

World Carp Championship Coming to Waddington

The 2005 World Carp Championship, the largest and most prestigious carp sporting event in the world will be held on the St. Lawrence River in Waddington, June 4th through the 10th. Volunteers are needed for a variety of duties, including weighing the fish. Todd Moe spoke with Sean Manning, one of the directors of the American Carp Society, about the upcoming carp tournament.  Go to full article
Euripides the alpaca
Euripides the alpaca

Audio Postcard: The Alpacas of Angel Knoll

The alpaca - a Peruvian cousin of the llama - has been domesticated for about 5000 years, but they've only been raised in North America since 1984. The animals hail from the Andes Mountains, so they love our North Country winters. Greg Warner sends this audio postcard from a recent sub-zero afternoon on an alpaca farm in Waddington.  Go to full article
British actor Tom Felton lands one on the St. Lawrence
British actor Tom Felton lands one on the St. Lawrence

Banking on a Carp Economy

A bright light is emerging for the North Country economy from an unlikely source. Carp--those bottom-feeders of the fish world--are luring anglers from all over the world to the St. Lawrence River between Ogdensburg and Massena. This Thursday in Waddington, the 2nd Annual St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament will draw about a hundred young anglers and their families. One of the biggest carp boosters is St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce director Karen St. Hillaire. She told David Sommerstein initially she was skeptical carp could be an ingredient in economic development.  Go to full article
Polly McCaffrey, Cooper's Hawk, 2003, oil, canvas, diptych
Polly McCaffrey, Cooper's Hawk, 2003, oil, canvas, diptych

Preview: Polly McCaffrey Exhibit at the Remington

An exhibit that features recent works by a Waddington native is on display at the Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. Polly McCaffrey grew up along the St. Lawrence and now lives in New York City. Her latest art features dynamic, larger-than-life images of birds, pears, tulips and paper clips. Todd Moe chats with Polly McCaffrey about the fun of abstract art.  Go to full article
American Carp Society's David Moore lands a big one
American Carp Society's David Moore lands a big one

St. Lawrence to Host World Carp Tournament

The St. Lawrence River continues to build on a growing reputation as the new "Carp Capital of the World". After a successful junior carp tournament last summer, Waddington and nearby towns will host the World Carp Championship next summer. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Clark House, Waddington
Clark House, Waddington

A Waddington Redevelopment Group Gets State Aid

Preservation of the St. Lawrence Hotel, also known as the Clark House, got another financial boost from the state this week. In addition to the 90,000 dollar grant it received just two weeks ago, Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine has secured 60,000 for the redevelopment project. Grassroots organizations have been working to revitalize the town of Waddington in order to preserve history and boost tourism. And, as Jody Tosti reports, these grants bring the project one step closer to completion.  Go to full article
Clark House, Waddington
Clark House, Waddington

A Waddington Redevelopment Group Gets State Aid

Preservation of the St. Lawrence Hotel, also known as the Clark House, got another financial boost from the state this week. In addition to the 90,000 dollar grant it received just two weeks ago, Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine has secured 60,000 for the redevelopment project. Grassroots organizations have been working to revitalize the town of Waddington in order to preserve history and boost tourism. And, as Jody Tosti reports, these grants bring the project one step closer to completion.  Go to full article
'Friends of Leishman Point' stand on the property they want to protect
'Friends of Leishman Point' stand on the property they want to protect

Waddington Residents to Decide Waterfront Plans

In Waddington, on the St. Lawrence River between Ogdensburg and Massena, residents will vote in the first contested town races since 1991. The political action has been sparked by disputes over development of the town's waterfront. Next week, the town will hold a special referendum on whether to build private homes on undeveloped riverside property. As David Sommerstein reports, the vote could be a preview for the general election.  Go to full article

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