Tonight on Mountain Lake Journal - May 10
Coming tonight on Mountain Lake Journal -- May 10, 2013
TRIP BACK IN TIME: We’ll meet a farmer who is building his own barge that he plans to use to transport farm-fresh produce and other locally grown products down the Hudson River to New York City.
VOICES OF TIMBUCTOO: Retired Saranac Lake music teacher Helen Demong is training a choir to debut an original oratorio for John Brown Day next weekend that’ll give voice to the remarkable story of Timbuctoo and wealthy white abolitionist Gerrit Smith’s desire to help thousands of free blacks escape poverty and allowing them to vote in New York State by giving them 40-acre plots of land in the Adirondacks. To Learn More: www.johnbrownlives.org
HIGH-RISE CONNECTION: The spire that was lifted into place high atop the new World Trade Center building in New York City this week was designed by an engineering firm in Montreal.
ONLY GAME IN TOWN: For generations, small towns and hamlets in the Adirondacks would have a baseball team made up of players of all ages. And often these games between neighboring communities would draw hundreds if not thousands of spectators. Former pro baseball pitcher Bob Garrow takes a look at the history of baseball in Northern New York in his book “The Only Game in Town: Baseball in the North Country.” Garrow joins us to talk about his work on a second book on the subject. To Learn More: www.bloatedtoe.com