The trusty potato smasher | Little Bits

I know I’m older than dirt when I glance around our house on the river. Many of the items we have used daily for decades, are relatively unknown to our grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Stream Dreams! | Conservation Conversations

The Chinese proverb states,” “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

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Outdoor recreation | Notes from the North Woods

It’s been well-established that outdoor activities are beneficial to our overall physical, emotional and mental health.

Gorgeous, big birds | Keeseville Column

Spring is definitely in the air. North Country Underground Railroad Historical Society cleaned up the grounds and museum for their opening the first Saturday in May.

Power outage | Willsboro Column

The rewards of spring are being felt each day — nice long days, warmer weather, the greeting each morning of the songbirds. It makes for a lighter feeling for most of us and I know I am enjoying it.

2015 Pool Tournament of Champions | Elizabethtown Social Center

Congratulations to Emmalee Turner, 2015 Pool Tournament of Champions Winner!

Wildflowers of the Champlain Valley | Westport Column

Westport outdoor guide Elizabeth Lee is playing it close the chest on where she’ll lead her interpretive hike “Wildflowers of the Champlain Valley” this Saturday, April 25, but she will choose one of the nearby trails maintained by Champlain Area Trails (CATS) after scouting to see which one has the very best wildflowers at the time.

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Adopt for free | North Country SPCA

Have you taken advantage of our April adoption special?

“Force Majeure” | Essex Column

There’s no movie at the Grange this weekend, but next Saturday, May 4, a film called “Force Majeure” will be shown.

Waiting for ice out to turn the trout on! | Notes from the North Woods

It appears the long, hard, Adirondack winter may finally be coming to a conclusion, and while many local anglers are still hauling around their ice fishing gear, it’s time to get out your trout gear as the annual “ice out” grows near.

Music has charms | Little Bits

I don’t know about you, but a lot of things remind me of song titles or lyrics.

Osprey roosting | Keeseville Column

I’ve seen the osprey roosting between the chevrons on the utility pole next to Exit 34 of the Interstate. We’ll see if it builds a new nest or not.

Walking and bike riding | Willsboro Column

Hopeful that we have now had our last snow fall and we can move into spring.

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Spring Bowling Tournament | North Country SPCA

Have you signed up yet for our Spring Bowling Tournament?

Coot Hill-Big Hollow Bird Walk and Hawk Watch | Westport Column

This Saturday, April 18, from 9 to 11 a.m., join Ticonderoga naturalists Glen and Malinda Chapman on the Champlain Area Trails (CATS) Coot Hill-Big Hollow Bird Walk and Hawk Watch, an interpretive hike along the CATS trail south of Port Henry with a gorgeous view looking out over Crown Point and the Champlain Bridge.