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Capterton Tissot will sign copies of her book at TAUNY in Canton this Saturday, noon-2pm
Capterton Tissot will sign copies of her book at TAUNY in Canton this Saturday, noon-2pm

New book explores women?s lives and Adk customs

Artist, writer and historian Caperton Tissot and her husband visited the Adirondacks for nearly 20 years before finally settling in Saranac Lake five years ago to be closer to family. She says she instantly fell in love with local history and culture. Her new book, History Between the Lines, Women's Lives and Saranac Lake Customs, is not about people of great power or privilege. It's filled with ordinary stories that trace what she calls Saranac Lake's "spirit of goodwill" from the mid-19th century to the present. The 16 profiles, based on interviews with women and their families, illustrate the important role women play in carrying on traditions that define the unusual character of a small town. Todd Moe spoke with Capterton Tissot about her book.  Go to full article

Rugby: violence in aid of Irish reconciliation

This week, a women's rugby team from Ireland fought its way to the final round of the 34th annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake. Members of the Shamrock Sizzlers come mostly from northern Ireland. Brian Mann caught up with two of the Sizzler's team leaders, Corinna Power and Clare Brogan, both from Enniskillen. They said their squad was formed, in part, as a way of bringing Protestant and Roman Catholic women closer together, after decades of violence and suspicion.  Go to full article
Sports equity expert Mitzi Witchger, founder of GREAT!
Sports equity expert Mitzi Witchger, founder of GREAT!

Forum celebrates 35th anniversary of Title IX

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX is the anti-discrimination law that protects women and minorities who are working or studying in an academic setting. During the three and a half decades since Title IX was signed into law, there has been a big shift in societal attitudes toward girls and women in sports. Earlier this month, the St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of University Women held a forum celebrating Title IX and positive changes in female sports programs in the North Country. Gender equity expert and sports advocate Mitzi Witchger, founder of GREAT! (Girls Really Expect a Team!), was the keynote speaker. She's a sports equity leader in Minnesota, Indiana and nationally. Witchger told Todd Moe her interest in sports equity began when her daughter was born in 1973 - the year after Title IX became law.  Go to full article

Life as a 19th century school teacher

You know Betsy Kepes as a frequent commentator and book reviewer for North Country Public Radio, but she is also an historian whose focus is often on women who have lived in the North Country. Her latest collaboration with NCPR is an audio play celebrating Women's History Month. The play takes place in a St. Lawrence County schoolhouse in the late 19th century. She stopped by the station recently to talk about the production and how she did her research.  Go to full article
Women members of the SLU Class of 1910 engage in required calisthenics in the Wooden Gym. (photo: SLU archives)
Women members of the SLU Class of 1910 engage in required calisthenics in the Wooden Gym. (photo: SLU archives)

New Book Explores History of Women's Sports at SLU

A new book by a retired St. Lawrence University professor and coach explores the history of women's sports at SLU over its 150-year history. Dotty Hall, professor Emerita of Sport and Leisure Studies, has written Women's Sports at St. Lawrence University: From Beginnings to Title IX. The book begins with the early history of the women's basketball club in 1894 and ends in 1974 when women's and men's athletics were merged into one department. She spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
2002 gold medalist Tristan Gale (Source:  US Dept. Ed.)
2002 gold medalist Tristan Gale (Source: US Dept. Ed.)

Harrassment Charges Rock Olympic Sled Team

Just thirty-six days before the Winter Olympics open in Turin, Italy, the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has suspended one of the team's top coaches. Female athletes have accused Lake Placid native Tim Nardiello of sexual harrassment. Nardiello has denied the charges and has called on the Federation to resolve the dispute quickly. As Brian Mann reports, the case has thrown into turmoil a program that accounted for a third of America's gold medals in the last Winter Olympics.  Go to full article

Pro-choice Groups Attack Pataki's Stand on "Morning After" Pill

As Karen DeWott reports, pro-choice groups say they'll stick to their plan to run ads in key primary states branding Pataki as a flip-flopper.  Go to full article

Books: Breaking Trail

After digging through archives and articles, and recovering pieces of women's history, Peggy Lynn and Sandra Weber have joined together to present stories of remarkable Adirondack women. Their book, Breaking Trail, profiles 25 women, historical and contemporary, who've lived in or had experiences in the mountains. Singer-songwriter Peggy Lynn and writer-storyteller Sandra Weber told Todd Moe that these tales have remained unknown and unsung for too long.  Go to full article

Women's Groups Want Cigarette Ads Banned from Doctors' Offices

Women's groups are trying to convince doctors to ban magazines with cigarette advertisements from their waiting rooms. They say it sends the wrong message to teens and young women. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Books: Breaking Trail

After digging through archives and articles, and recovering pieces of women's history, Peggy Lynn and Sandra Weber have joined together to present stories of remarkable Adirondack women. Their book, Breaking Trail, profiles 25 women, historical and contemporary, who've lived in or had experiences in the mountains. Singer-songwriter Peggy Lynn and writer-storyteller Sandra Weber told Todd Moe that these tales have remained unknown and unsung for too long.  Go to full article

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