From NCPR Blogs:
With sympathy for the majority of folks who are seriously tired of winter, it has been a fabulous season for skiing. I’m strictly cross country so I can’t speak to downhill conditions. But I imagine those have been good...
Winter seemingly came early this time around. It stayed late and it sure hit hard. With apologies, perhaps that was our fault. You see, the spouse and I enjoy cross country skiing. Every year we earnestly pray for snow. Hey! Success! As one...
Well, today we’re all hunkering down for yet another winter storm. But take heart, spring is around the corner. That’s why the National Capital Commission (NCC) closed the Rideau Canal yesterday, ending the 44th Skateway season And what...
The arrival of red-breasted robins is generally taken as a sign of spring, something many will be eager to welcome this year. But here’s more for the “I-did-not-know-that” file: some robins stick around, all year. Even in a...
It’s Academy Award season, the Hollywood gathering of decolletage and glitz, while we’re here in our long johns, bulky sweaters and hats with ear flaps. I say it’s time to set our own scene. Lay out the red carpet on a frozen lake,...
News stories tagged with "winter"
Mar 09, 2005 — With winter still in full swing, it's not too late for new ways to enjoy the snow. A Potsdam man is on a mission to spread the word on a foolproof method for building an igloo for children. Miles Manchester's design uses three inflatable tubes and takes an hour and a half to complete. He even posted step-by-step instructions on a website. Manchester told David Sommerstein his is easier to make than a traditional snow block igloo. Go to full article
Mar 03, 2005 — Drivers are testing out a new road coating that could reduce accidents in the winter. And as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Stephanie Hemphill reports, it might also mean fewer trips for highway salt trucks. Go to full article
by Greg Warner
Feb 25, 2005 — A hundred years ago, ice harvesting was big business in the North Country. Blocks of ice were hauled from frozen ponds and lakes and shipped south as far as Florida. By the early 40s, refrigerators killed the industry, but firefighters in New Bremen, have kept the tradition of the ice harvest alive - since 1964. Reporter Greg Warner has this audio postcard. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Feb 08, 2005 — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, the oldest winter festival in the eastern U.S., celebrates its 108th anniversary this week. This year's theme is "Adirondack Aloha." It's 10 days of parades, music, winter sports and an ice palace. Todd Moe talks with some of the people behind the event. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jan 28, 2005 — Despite sub-zero temperatures this week, eight teams from across the state are busy carving 12-ton blocks of snow during a 72 hour sculpt-a-thon that began yesterday afternoon in Glens Falls and wraps up Sunday afternoon. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the New York State Snow Sculpting Contest. Teams include groups of friends, families, and co-workers from Manhattan, Rochester and throughout the North Country. Todd Moe talks with event organizer Michael Robbins. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 18, 2005 — Despite the cold, there's little snow on the ground in much of the North Country. The Olympic Regional Development Authority has rescheduled the Lake Placid Loppet, an annual 50 km cross-country ski race, due to lack of snow. Ski centers and snowmobile clubs around the region have also struggled. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the tough winter and its impact on the winter sports industry. Go to full article