From NCPR Blogs:
This is part of a series of farmers writing about life on the farm , week to week, through the season. Courtney Grimes-Sutton is co-owner of Mace Chasm Farm in Keeseville. Read all of Courtney’s journal entries here. And you should check out her...
Think back to fall. We started spending more time inside, but talked (happily) about the crisp air, holidays and family gatherings. It’s always a sentimental season. Now, that crisp air that dries out everything but our floor mats,...
The idea of facing winter uncertain about what you’ll do about heat is terrifying. For many people, the federally-funded Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) means not having to make decisions like whether they should spend money on food or...
When Pierre Nzuah arrived at the Syracuse airport exactly two years ago, he was in the same clothes he’d been wearing when he left equatorial Cameroon 24 hours earlier. Luckily, someone from SUNY Canton met him at the airport and took him over...
When my parents first began spending winters in Florida, my mom admitted that the topic of conversation at a dinner with friends was, “Do you think our kids wonder what we do here all day?” So, I’m asking: If you’re a retired North Country...
News stories tagged with "winter"
Feb 26, 2004 — Municipal calendars this time of year are full of events that celebrate winter, snow, ice and community. Todd Moe talks with Duncan Hilchey, a rural development expert at Cornell, about the proliferation of "winter fests". Hilchey says besides the economic and cultural aspects of these events, they're a chance a reconnect with neighbors during the cold, dark season. Go to full article
Feb 25, 2004 — Braving the chill and playing outdoors is a great way to stay fit and avoid the winter blues. It can also build self-confidence and mental strength. A St. Lawrence County based program called North Country Adolescent Outreach uses outdoor adventures to build self-esteem in troubled teens and train them to share their strengths with other kids. David Sommerstein went ice climbing with a group on Azure Mountain and has our story. Go to full article
Feb 25, 2004 — Todd Moe talks with Ottawa reporter Karen Kelly about winter activities in Canada's capitol. From the urban Rideau Canal to skiing in the Gatineau Hills, just north of the capitol district, Canadians know how to embrace winter. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Feb 24, 2004 — The village limits of Port Henry expand towards Vermont in the depths of winter to include scores of little fishing shelters that dot the thick ice surface of Bulwagga Bay. On weekends, local motels and restaurants are filled by winter fishermen. Sportsmen give a boost to the local economy, but 50 years ago, commercial fishing in the winter was common. Earl Sprague remembers when ice fishing provided pocket money for him, and a living for others. Varick Chittenden has this story. Go to full article
Feb 23, 2004 — Every year, engineering students throughout North America hold competitions to test their skills. They build robots and solar cars--combining technical prowess with creative design. In Canada, engineering students have devised their own contest. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, their contribution to the engineering world is a toboggan made of concrete. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jan 26, 2004 — Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the basics for starting seeds early indoors - from soil to lighting. Go to full article
Jan 21, 2004 — Snow sculpting teams are showcasing their talents this week by carving 8-ton blocks of snow during a 72-hour sculpt-a-thon in downtown Glens Falls. The 19th Annual New York State Snow Sculpting Contest continues through Saturday. Kent Gregson, of Olmstedville, is one of the artists competing this year. Go to full article
Port Henry, NY, Jan 14, 2004 — The village limits of Port Henry expand towards Vermont in the depths of winter to include scores of little fishing shelters that dot the thick ice surface of Bulwagga Bay. On weekends, local motels and restaurants are filled by winter fishermen. Sportsmen give a boost to the local economy, but 50 years ago, commercial fishing in the winter was common. Earl Sprague remembers when ice fishing provided pocket money for him, and a living for others. Varick Chittenden has this story. Go to full article