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<em>Popillia japonica</em>, commonly known as the Japanese Beetle. Photo: Wikipedia Commons
Popillia japonica, commonly known as the Japanese Beetle. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Midsummer stresses for the garden, and the gardener

The string of sunny summer weather has been fine for beaches and barbecues. But the dry spell, punctuated by spotty, drenching rains, has been tough on the vegetable patch. Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley about blossom end rot on tomatoes and peppers, and confront the realities of japanese beetles.  Go to full article
Chuck Brumley
Chuck Brumley

Saranac Lake author Chuck Brumley: 1940-2010

We'll say goodbye now to a friend. Chuck Brumley, of Saranac Lake, was 70 years old. He passed away last week.

Chuck was an avid outdoorsman, and a guide. He was a musician and a writer. He wrote often about his love for the Adirondacks and his adopted hometown of Saranac Lake. His books include "Guides of the Adirondacks: A History," and a collection of stories: "Ripples from the Paddle."

He also wrote and recorded commentaries for North Country Public Radio -- always with a touch of humor. In 2003, Chuck wrote this -- about guiding tourists in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Commentary: A time for giving... locally

The end of the year is a busy time - holidays to plan for. Travel. Celebrations. It's also a natural time for reflection, and thinking ahead, for trying to make a difference. Cali Brooks works in philanthropy, in the Adirondacks. That's where her thoughts are as 2009 closes.  Go to full article

Commentary: Feeding the debate

NCPR Web Manager and commentator Dale Hobson has an idea to return civility to public discourse. He says it has to do with casseroles.  Go to full article

Commentary: tracking the rise and fall of industry in Massena

Pat McKeown has been walking her dog, morning and afternoon, along the same country road for the past 11 years. And she walked another 16 years with the dog who came before. The routine never changes. What has changed is the road.  Go to full article

Commentary: respite in silence

Between elections and economic crisis, it's been a hectic, noisy, year in the news business. Jonathan Brown found an unexpected respite.  Go to full article

Commentary: invisible people

The tumbling economy is forcing more people to learn what it means to be poor. But there are many North Country residents who live in perpetual poverty. Commentator Jill Vaughan has spent a career working closely, intimately, with those people. But she doesn't see them much anymore.  Go to full article

Commentary: accidental conservationists

Sometimes things just don't turn out the way you planned. And sometimes that's not a bad thing. Jill Vaughan finds beauty in a far corner of the farm.  Go to full article

A misunderstanding, Wall Street to Main Street

Main Street and Wall Street are both casting a nervous eye at the bottom line during these tumultuous economic times--but when they each talk about money, are they really talking about the same thing? NCPR web manager Dale Hobson thinks there's a little misunderstanding. His musings can be found every week in the station's E-newsletter, The Listening Post.  Go to full article

Commentary: Remembering "V-mail"

It's the same in every war. Soldiers send their love and thoughts back home. The only thing that changes is the "how." Commentator Renate Wildermuth recently came across "V-mail" from World War II.  Go to full article

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