Kindergarten to sixth grade students from Lisbon Central School participated in The Pencil Project with Alicia Love, elementary school counselor. The Pencil Project donates millions of pencils to needy students all around. There was a total of 3,902 pencils, 1,432 erasers, and 91 pencil sharpeners donated which will help two schools in Africa.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The Massena Neighborhood Center recently refused to accept donations from the proceeds of a drag show. A neighborhood center official says it is due to what they believe to be the show’s sexually explicit content. One of the show’s organizers, Massena native Michael Cameron, who performs female impersonation under the name Amber Skyy, says the show is mainly cross-dressed men and women lip-syncing songs with comedy sprinkled in.
Should charitable organizations reject donations based on how the money is raised?
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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
With the recent high profile cases of alleged police brutality/negligence involving the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, do you feel that St. Lawrence County law enforcement should have to wear body cameras?
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Tim Hennessy missed the deadline for Traditional Arts in Upstate New York's trail camera contest, but managed to capture this shot of a bald eagle stopping for a meal in a Colton forest. Photo submitted by Sherri Hennessy.View enlarged photo.
Phoebe the food and fitness fairy recently visited Brasher Falls Head Start students. They made granola bars.View enlarged photo.
Benji and Yanik LeBlanc recently made snowmen in front of their home in Massena. Photo submitted by Francine and Robert LeBlanc.View enlarged photo.
Each Friday, administrative staff at Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley in Potsdam can wear jeans to work in exchange for a donation. The money collected goes to local charities. The staff recently donated $360 to Lights on the River in Lisbon. Front, Shelley Vebber, Nina Nuwer, Edie Bullock, Jennifer Brailsford, Erica Kendrew and Kellie Hitchman. Back, Kay DePerno, Diane Pickering, Rob Schirmer, Mary Jones, Brian Gardam, Mary Beth O’Brien and Barb Tischler.
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