Mar 05, 2014 — Jeff Barker wasn't well known in the North Country. But his music and his work as an instrument restorer brought back to life a part of the region's history. Barker was a celebrated organ player from Manchester, England who specialized in accompanying silent movies.
For more than a decade, his performances were a big draw at the Palace Theater in Lake Placid. The silent films he accompanied were also a cornerstone of the Lake Placid Film Forum.
In 1998, Barker also led the team that restored the Palace's Robert Morton organ, which was first built in 1926. Brian Mann knew Barker for years, and learned last week that he'd passed away on New Year's Eve. He has this look back at Barker's life and his work in Lake Placid. Go to full article
Mar 04, 2014 — Nonprofit groups are a big part of the North Country's economy, helping with everything from social service and health needs to job training, arts and education. But fundraising is often a huge bottleneck, as organizations scramble to find new donors.
Now, Adirondack Foundation, a community organization that serves the Adirondack region, has started a new crowdfunding website. Adirondack Gives is designed to help nonprofits in our region connect with people who can give even small amounts. Go to full article
Mar 03, 2014 — Polar bears, landscapes and cityscapes are all part of the 31st annual Elementary Art Exhibit on display this spring at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. The... Go to full article
Feb 28, 2014 — Fiddler, singer and songwriter Eliza Moore is making a name for herself in her new home of Montreal. But Moore has spent much of her life in the North Country and still... Go to full article
Feb 26, 2014 — Lake Clear author Jamie Sheffield recently published another novel in his mystery/crime series featuring protagonist Tyler Cunningham. Sheffield, who teaches at Lake Placid... Go to full article
Feb 26, 2014 — Kingston writer Wayne Grady grew up in a white working class family in Windsor, Ontario. Years later, while researching his family's history, Grady discovered that his father... Go to full article
Feb 21, 2014 — Pianist Blair McMillen shares some of his favorite music in a solo recital tonight at 8 pm at St. Lawrence University. Hailed as one of piano's "brilliant stars" by The New... Go to full article