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Photo: David Sommerstein.
Photo: David Sommerstein.

Putting farmers on the map, literally

One more story from last weekend's Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs.

There was a huge tent at the concert showcasing farm-related not-for-profits called the Homegrown Village.

Essex County-based group Adirondack Harvest had a nifty and popular display. You wrote the name of your neighborhood farmer on neon-colored post-it note and stuck it on a big map of the Northeast.

The result was an impressive visual guide to the small farms of the region. Listen to an interview with Adirondack Harvest coordinator Laurie Davis.  Go to full article
The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY. Photo: Depot Theatre
The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY. Photo: Depot Theatre

How bingo built the Depot Theatre

It was a series of bingo games at a historic train depot that spawned a community theatre and eventually professional theatre in Westport. The Depot Theatre is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with two world premiere musicals and opportunities to mingle with world-class theatre professionals. Following the success of the musical romantic comedy "Route 66" earlier this summer, the Depot Theatre opens "Funked-Up Fairytales" on August 9.

Todd Moe spoke with managing director Angel Wuellner, who used to work in theatre in New York City before relocating to the Champlain Valley and the Depot Theater. They talked about how professional theatre in Westport grew from funds raised during community bingo games.  Go to full article
Taylor Haskins playing "No Regrets." Still from <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yfF5zo2V4s">Youtube video</a>
Taylor Haskins playing "No Regrets." Still from Youtube video

Preview: Taylor Haskins in Elizabethtown

An award-winning jazz trumpeter who grew up in rural New Hampshire, then lived for many years in New York City, has returned to rural life right here in the North Country. He's playing two concerts in Elizabethtown this weekend as part of the Piano By Nature series, and Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article
Depot Theatre
Depot Theatre

Theatre Review: "Careless Love" at the Depot Theatre

Careless Love is running at the Depot Theatre in Westport, NY through July 8. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Silva Mateosian as Jo, Jeremy Michael as Ed.   Photo: Depot Theatre
Silva Mateosian as Jo, Jeremy Michael as Ed. Photo: Depot Theatre

Theatre Review: "Wicked City" at the Depot Theatre in Westport

Wicked City is running at the Depot Theatre in Westport through August 21. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review.  Go to full article
Sun and cloud created complex textures on Lake Champlain (Photos:  Brian Mann)
Sun and cloud created complex textures on Lake Champlain (Photos: Brian Mann)

Audio Postcard: Thankful for Lake Champlain, a kayak, and a warm day

Thanksgiving day was unseasonably warm across the North Country. Our Adirondack bureau chief, Brian Mann, took advantage of the weather to head out for a kayak trip on Lake Champlain. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
The Depot Theatre in Westport NY
The Depot Theatre in Westport NY

Theatre Review: "Almost, Maine" at the Depot Theatre

Almost, Maine is running at the Depot Theatre in Westport through September 20. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article
Colleen Mulvey and Sam Balzac in rehearsal at Ballard Park
Colleen Mulvey and Sam Balzac in rehearsal at Ballard Park

Teens take on Shakespeare in Westport

Can teens appreciate Shakespearean humor? The ten teens in this weekend's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Westport are firm believers that Shakespeare is for all ages. The kids will perform outdoors at Ballard Park in Westport Friday and Saturday at 5 pm. Todd Moe talks with two of the teens who say performing Shakespeare is a fun challenge.  Go to full article
Dawn and Andy Flynn are expanding their "Meet the Town" business
Dawn and Andy Flynn are expanding their "Meet the Town" business

A Year of Hard Choices: Is this the perfect time to open a new business?

This morning we continue our series "A Year of Hard Choices." Last year, the North Country lost more than 1700 jobs, according to the New York Department of Labor. The national headlines these days are full of lay-offs, bankruptcies and government bail-outs. But down in the trenches of America's struggling economy, thousands of entrepreneurs are opening new businesses, rolling out new products and even hiring new workers. Brian Mann has our profile of four people in this region who decided to take the plunge.  Go to full article

Theatre Review: Italian American Reconciliation at the Depot Theatre

Italian American Reconciliation is the final play of the season at the Depot Theatre in Westport and plays through September 21. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has our review.  Go to full article

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