Tammy Besio captured this striking sunset at St. Mary’s Church, Massena recently, and sent it to us.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Many charities, both local and national, are seeking donations during this holiday season. Do you plan to donate this year?
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Potsdam Elks recently donated $400 to the 8th annual Colton community Christmas Day dinner, which is free and open to everyone. Lodge Esquire Jordan LaValley, right, presents the donation to dinner coordinator Donna Arquiett.View enlarged photo.
Canton-Potsdam Hospital operating room technician Taylor Maningo, at left, organized a fundraiser that brought in 65 stuffed bears, plus $7 per bear for St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Behind Maningo, from left, are Wendy LaClair, Julie Griffin, Kelly Bush, Melissa Burcume, Tina Sweet, Sheldon Hall, Leah Witkop, Nicole Clough, Mandy Planty, Alissa Levison, and Dr. Michael Chater, who donated $1,000.
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The Claxton-Hepburn Auxiliary is holding its annual Holiday Festival at the United Helpers Mosaic building downtown in the Ogdensburg Mall, featuring live wreath and kissing ball sales, a basket silent auction and an auction of decorated trees. The event continues tonight until 7 p.m. and resumes Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with visits from Santa from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and box lunches for $7. Then, at 7 p.m. Saturday, silent and live auctions, raffles, refreshments and a cash bar are planned while Lester Gates provides live entertainment. The two-day event was formerly known as the Festival of Trees. The event is expanded this year to include Candyland, featuring homemade candy and popcorn. From left, Drew Demers, Diane Daily, Janice Shoen and Dylan Demers. More details on the event are here. North Country Now photo by Sean McNamara.View enlarged photo.
A group of Potsdam Jazzercise participants and instructors recently raised $750 for this year’s Holiday Fund program. Over the years, the Jazzercise group has raised a total of more than $6,700 for the Potsdam Holiday Fund. The event was coordinated by franchise owner Jane Khondker, who was assisted this year by four instructors who took turns with routines, served refreshments and gave out thank-you gifts to participants.View enlarged photo.
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