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News stories tagged with "winter"

A Winter Without Snow

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

Fungus Gnats: Serious Indoor Plant Pests

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about fungus gnats -- tiny dark insects that fly out of the soil of indoor plants. Amy says they're a common indoor gardening problem when plants stay too wet.  Go to full article

Commentary: Caught by the Bitter Cold

It isn't as if we don't know there's bitter cold coming every winter. Last week's cold snap took lots of folks by surprise. Even our commentator Betsy Kepes, a hardy North Country native, got caught short.  Go to full article

Garden Dreams during Winter's Deep-freeze

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the garden and backyard landscapes in winter.  Go to full article

How are Canadians Coping Without NHL Hockey?

Canadians have now endured more than three months without professional hockey. Team owners in the National Hockey League have shut the league down. They want the players to agree to a cap on their salaries. The players have refused. At this point, it looks like there may not be a hockey season at all. Karen Kelly talked to people on Bank Street in Ottawa to find out how they're coping.  Go to full article

It's Not Too Late: Last Minute Gardening Gift Ideas

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have some great gift suggestions for the gardener on your Holiday list.  Go to full article

International Paper to Open More Land for Snowmobiling

The Associated Press reported on Friday that more than 100 miles of snowmobile trails will be opened on International Paper land over the next five years. The plan is part of a conservation deal unveiled earlier this year that will offer the public recreation access on more than a quarter-million acres of IP land. David Sommerstein talks with Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann about the deal.  Go to full article

Winter Gardens: What to do After a Heavy Snow

The weekend snow has created magical winter landscapes, but what about the garden? Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the heavy, wet snow's affect on the garden.  Go to full article

NY Pledges Money to Snowmobiling

With the first serious snow finally hitting parts of the North Country, New York State says it will spend just under $6 million this winter maintaining snowmobile trails and aiding local law enforcement efforts. Brian Mann has that story.  Go to full article

Putting the Garden to Bed: Winter Mulching

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about applying a protective winter mulch to your perennials and the garden. It offers the extra blanket that nature often doesn't provide.  Go to full article

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