Team Iceholes recently participated in the Freezin’ For A Reason Polar Plunge. They took 2nd place in donations totaling $2,500. All are employees of the Ole Smokehouse in Madrid. They include, front row: Amanda Burns, Trish Deon, Stacey Barney, Robin Barkley, and Lori Tisdell Back Row: Paige Moulton, Ashley Peggs, Amada Deleel, and Michele French.View enlarged photo.
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Open enrollment for the New York Health Exchange is now open and offers the new plans for low income families who do not qualify for Medicaid. It also increases penalties to a minimum of $695 for those who don't have health insurance.
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Cindy Streit, faithful PHS Volunteer, and Rosie (long time PHS resident ready for her forever home) admire the new "Adopt Me" vests that were recently purchased by the FoPHS (Friends of Potsdam Humane Society) group. The vests are a wonderful gift that insures the dogs are safer while on walks down Madrid Avenue in the village. People are urged to check out the handsome canines sporting new orange vests, and take one home for the holidays.View enlarged photo.
River Run Fitness in Waddington held its fourth annual 5K Walk/ Run Turkey Trot held Thursday. Entry Fee was a donation to out local Resource center. Organizers say 45 people participated along with six dogs. ‚ÄúA beautiful morning and a great way to start out a day of Thanks for everything that we have,‚Äù Pam Dalton of River Run Fitness said.View enlarged photo.
On Santa's visit to Canton Friday night for the 32nd annual Holiday of Lights Celebration, Rocco from Chelmsford, Mass, visiting his grandparents John and Edna Raleigh of Waddington, could barely contain himself as Santa entered the room. ‘Mom, mom, it is Santa,’ he said. ‘Hats off to Canton for this event,’ said Grandpa John.
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Students of the block for the first block of the school year were recently acknowledged at A. A. Kingston Middle School. Students are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, citizenship, and extra curricular activities. Outstanding effort and attitude are highly valued as well. Pictured with their plaques are front row: Drew Talcott (7th grade), Peyton Sheehan (5th grade), Luke Brosell (6th grade), Abigail Hughes ( 7th grade) and Jane Mossbrugger (5th grade and Physical Education); middle row: Sara Creighton (6th grade), Kathy Yu (Orchestra), Emily Hollis ( Chorus), Sophia Janoyan (8th grade), Louisa Moosbrugger (Art), and Nicholas Fetterly (8th grade); back row: Mr. Bennett, AAK Middle School Principal, presented the awards.View enlarged photo.
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