People Near Here

An Adirondack Woodturner

Even before the invention of the Adirondack Chair, woodworkers have been creating incredible things from the wilds of the Adirondacks. One such craftsman has ev... More

A Life on the Lake

Derek Muirden introduces us to Jon Porter, a boat captain who for a half century has guided a one-of-a-kind ferry across Lake Champlain.   People Near He... More

Diecast Collector

In the 1960s, die cast model cars were a craze that caught on with boys of all ages. Our Derek Muirden has the story of a local enthusiast with one of the most ... More

Tapping into History

A historic building from Plattsburgh's military past gets a new lease on life. Derek Muirden shares the story of the Old Stone Barracks, a landmark on the forme... More

Lighthouse Ancestor

New York State and volunteers who have helped restore the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island celebrated the completion of the 3-year project to renovate t... More

Enchanted Garden

Derek Muirden introduces us to herbalist Jane Desotelle and her enchanted garden hidden in the heart of the City of Plattsburgh. People Near Here is made possi... More