NNY veterans share stories and memories in Washington (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Standing on the Atlantic side of the National World War II Memorial, Joseph H. Brady was taken back in time.

“It brings you back to what happened,” he said. “I mean, we’re talking over 70 years ago.” [Read more…]

Five Things Friday – April 24

Happy Friday! Get out and explore the north country this weekend.

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Watertown Lyric Theater will stage the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ with its ‘Barnum’ production

Clowns march around Jonathan P. Cole as P.T. Barnum, in vest, while Allie Nettles-Casey, as Chairy Barnum, sings ‘One Brick at a Time.’ Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Clowns march around Jonathan P. Cole as P.T. Barnum, in vest, while Allie Nettles-Casey, as Chairy Barnum, sings ‘One Brick at a Time.’ Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — The circus is coming to town, and the cast of the Watertown Lyric Theater’s spring production has learned the appropriate skills. [Read more…]

Earth Day’s 45th anniversary: progress in some quarters, challenges in others

Bill Gould, an equipment operator, clears tin on its way to the baler for compacting at the transfer station. Photo by Norm Johnston, Watertown Daily Times.

Bill Gould, an equipment operator, clears tin on its way to the baler for compacting at the transfer station. Photo by Norm Johnston, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — The north country has made progress when it comes to the environment, particularly where recycling is concerned. But large challenges remain in improving the area’s water and wastewater treatment capabilities, as infrastructure built during the first wave of environmental activism crumbles. [Read more…]

Use of UTVs at Snirt Run in Lewis County questioned

A UTV driver, right, stops to chat with an ATV rider on Denning Road in the town of Pinckney on Saturday during the Snirt Run. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

A UTV driver, right, stops to chat with an ATV rider on Denning Road in the town of Pinckney on Saturday during the Snirt Run. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

BARNES CORNERS — The Snirt Run was a success, said Richard C. Lucas, spokesman for the sponsoring Barnes Corners Sno-Pals. [Read more…]

Montana woman stops in St. Lawrence County during cross-country horseback tour

LISBON — Encounters with grizzly bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes and other wild creatures haven’t been enough to deter Bernice A. Ende from reaching her goal. [Read more…]

Spring 2015 Feature Story: North Country Quilting Guild

A stitch in time

North Country Quilting Guild members, from left, include Harriet McMillan, Laura Davis, Dot Foley-Persons, Patty Randall and Laura Little. The guild began in 1985 as a class at the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, Watertown. Photo by Norm Johnston, NNY Living.

North Country Quilting Guild members, from left, include Harriet McMillan, Laura Davis, Dot Foley-Persons, Patty Randall and Laura Little. The guild began in 1985 as a class at the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, Watertown. Photo by Norm Johnston, NNY Living.

North Country Quilting Guild marks 30-year anniversary

By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Living 

Every quilt tells a story. Stitched into those three layers of fiber are the details of an artist’s life. [Read more…]

Spring 2015: Today’s Gardener

Divide and conquer with your perennials this spring

Columnist Brian Hallett

Columnist Brian Hallett

One of the most rewarding aspects of perennial gardening is the fact that most plants actually increase in size over the years. After a time, some of your perennials are going to benefit from being divided, and in most cases spring is a terrific time to go about this task. [Read more…]

Spring 2015 Cover Story: Health and wellness trends

Discover new paths to wellness

Fitness students participate in rip class, a music-driven barbell and dumbell workout, at the Watertown Family YMCA. Incorporating a diverse range of physical activity while eating a diet low in processed sugars and full of fresh fruits and vegetables is but one strategy on the path to wellness. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Living.

Fitness students participate in rip class, a music-driven barbell and dumbell workout, at the Watertown Family YMCA. Incorporating a diverse range of physical activity while eating a diet low in processed sugars and full of fresh fruits and vegetables is but one strategy on the path to wellness. Photo by Justin Sorensen, NNY Living.

Make 2015 the year for a total health makeover

By Lorna Oppedisano, NNY Living 

Health and wellness in 2015 are all about balance, knowing one’s body and being aware of what’s going into it, both in terms of nutrition and conditioning. The trends boil down to arming oneself with knowledge and being honest with oneself. [Read more…]

Spring 2015: 36 Hours Toronto

Explore Canada’s largest city next door

By Norah Machia

Graffiti art covers the walls of a city alley. Photo by AFM  Photography.

Graffiti art covers the walls of a city alley. Photo by AFM Photography.

Toronto offers unparalleled cross-border fun

Toronto is the largest city in Canada, with a population of more than five million people in the greater metropolitan area. This bustling, multi-cultural city is situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, and is considered one of Canada’s top tourist destinations. It’s also the location of the largest financial center in the country. [Read more…]