J. Scott Parker

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Hailing from southern climes, J. Scott Parker is the resident popsicle at Mountain Lake PBS.  His mission is to find new ways for you to ride, climb and thrive in the wilderness playground available in the Borderless North.  J. Scott's segment, Wandering Compass, focuses primarily on the plethora of outdoor adventures and recreational opportunities available in and around the Adirondacks.

For over a century, the Town Hall Theater in Chateaugay, New York, has provided a venue for spectacles of every variety. From vaudeville to cinema, the theater has continued on in its mission for over 100 years. more

Mar 1, 2013 3:58 PM Arts & Culture

The Coast Guard has existed in some form since 1790. Women have filled important roles in the organization throughout that time, but it is a relatively recent phenomenon for women to hold leadership positions. more

Feb 14, 2013 4:17 PM Arts & Culture

For seven years, Igloofest in Montreal has created a unique ambience in the heart of winter. Thousands of electronic music fans gather to laugh, dance and celebrate in spite of the chilly temperatures. more

Feb 6, 2013 11:33 AM , Arts & Culture

Sibling rivalries can often be intense, but Quebecers Rhona and Rhonda Wurtele take it to another level. more

Feb 4, 2013 4:30 PM Outdoors 2 Comments

AJ Arnold learned about the dogsledding trade from his father Mike who began providing rides on Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY over 30 years ago. more

Jan 28, 2013 11:48 AM Outdoors

Join Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister for morning snowshoe bird walks in search of the hearty birds that call the Adirondacks their home. more

Jan 18, 2013 10:56 AM Outdoors

In forestry the expression "good things come to those who wait" can be taken quite literally. more

Jan 4, 2013 2:09 PM Outdoors

Thousands of tourists alight on our region for a ski vacation each winter. more

Dec 21, 2012 11:44 AM Outdoors

Folk artist David Nichols is a musician who can create the very instruments that he loves to play. He builds guitars that look and sound beautiful, using materials from as far away as Russia and as close as the Adirondacks. more

Nov 19, 2012 12:56 PM Arts & Culture 10 Comments

THIS WEEK: Mountain Lake PBS producer J. Scott Parker, Plattsburgh Roller Derby - The North Country Lumber Jills, Ranger School, Borderless North website, Mountain Lake PBS sponsored concerts in Montreal. more

Nov 7, 2012 7:50 PM , Arts & Culture

With only one building, the Ranger School in Wanakena, NY, is distinct as far as institutions of higher education go. more

Nov 1, 2012 4:55 PM Outdoors

Sinister science experiments, a raging inferno and ghostly apparitions are just a few of the oddities examined on a tour with the Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company. more

Oct 17, 2012 6:57 PM Arts & Culture

Thrift stores and closets provide the material for the the beautiful hooked rugs created by folk artist Prudence Matthews. more

Oct 15, 2012 2:21 PM Arts & Culture

Cap Recap highlights the stories, events, and creative work submitted by you the viewer, web exclusive videos, and supplemental material from the Borderless North television series which premiers Thursday nights at 8:30pm only on Mountain Lake PBS. more

Oct 1, 2012 4:52 PM , Arts & Culture

The 2nd annual Rockeater Adventure Race in Plattsburgh, New York, attracted hundreds of participants. more

Oct 1, 2012 4:00 PM Outdoors

Archaeology students and local teachers had a brush with the past this summer as they excavated sections of Pike’s Cantonment in Plattsburgh. more

Sep 20, 2012 11:22 AM Arts & Culture

Parc Safari celebrates its 40th season this summer. Producer J. Scott Parker takes us on a safari tour, meeting some of the animals who live there and the people who take care of them. more

Aug 29, 2012 11:14 AM Outdoors

Interactive Producer Josh Clement and Photojournalist J. Scott Parker bring us all the rowing action of this exciting North Country event. more

Aug 1, 2012 11:15 AM , Outdoors

Rafting the Hudson River Gorge

J. Scott Parker

A great way to beat the summer heat is a whitewater rafting trip on the Hudson River. more

Jul 26, 2012 11:17 AM Outdoors