Maple In The News

Jan Close Interviewed by Todd Moe on NCPR

Jan Close Maple Run Emporium Northeastern Woodworkers Association Dances with wood: turning a block of maple into an award-winning bowl by Todd Moe, in Winthrop, NY The lathe spins and wood chips fly as Jan Close uses a long-handled chisel to shape the exterior of a bowl. Photo: Todd Moe Listen to this story May 29, 2015 — The maple syrup season may be over, but there are other uses for one of upstate New York's most iconic trees. Using a lathe and a few gouges, a St. Lawrence County man turns maple stumps into functional objects, like bowls and decorative pieces that look like glass. Jan...

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Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water Announces Product Launch

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April 21, 2015 13:48 ET LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - Saving 1/2 billion gallons of water annually, Asarasi aims to set new Kickstarter Benchmark for their sustainable, pure sparkling tree water beverages. Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water ( is officially kicking off their Kickstarter campaign ( in honor of Arbor Day, April 24, 2015, with the goal of setting a new benchmark in fundraising. The goal is to bring to market untapped, sustainable, all-natural and tree-filtered water (pure water from maple trees). Asarasi is the world's first and only provider of all-natural, tree-filtered, sparkling tree water that comes...

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Maple Syrup and Antibiotics: A Study

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A study by researchers at McGill University in Montreal shows a solid maple extract makes bacteria more vulnerable to antibiotics. This discovery could combat the problem of antibiotic resistance. Professor Nathalie Tufenkji and her team have prepared a solid maple extract essentially of phenolic compounds - maple syrup is a rich source of this compound. Lab tests then revealed that certain bacteria, including E coli and a bacterium that causes urinary tract infections, were partially weakened by the extract. However, it is when used in combination with antibiotics that the extract succeeded in destroying colonies of resistant bacteria called biofilm,...

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Ontario Exporting More Maple Products to China

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  $2 Million Agreement to Expand Exports; Grow Economy April 17, 2015 11:00 A.M.   Ontario's 2015 Agri-Food Trade Mission to China is yielding a new business agreement for one of the province's most iconic edible exports, maple syrup and maple products. Today, Ministers Jeff Leal and Michael Chan met with representatives from Ontario's Futurevic Global Sourcing and China's Shijiazhuang Junlebao Dairy Company. The two companies have committed to purchasing $2 million worth of Ontario maple products over the next two years. In 2014, Ontario's total global exports of maple products totalled $1.9 million. This important agreement will help build...

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Award-winning maple bowl by Winthrop man on display at Maple Run Emporium in Potsdam

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    NORTH COUNTRY NOW Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:34 am   Jan Close with his award-winning tiger maple salad bowl and blue ribbon from the Northeastern Woodworkers Association Showcase, standing in front of his collection of woodturnings at Maple Run Emporium. POTSDAM -- Jan Close of Winthrop was awarded first place for his tiger stripe maple salad bowl at the Northeastern Woodworkers Association Showcase, held March 28 and 29 in Saratoga Springs. His winning entry, and its blue ribbon, are on display at Maple Run Emporium, 49 Market St. in Potsdam. A collection of woodturnings by Close is...

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