J. W. Leary Junior High School Student Council raised $100 for the Massena Neighborhood Center to purchase hats and mittens for the Children’s Christmas Program. The after school Leary Green Team volunteer group are the leaders of the hat project. They are, from left, teacher Anne Root; students Kaitlyn Vaughn, Celine Stowell and Kourtney Beamis; MNC Christmas program volunteer Cathie Moore accepting the donation from student council treasurer Mathis LeBlanc; and student council secretary Noah Manning. In the back row are students Jacob Cunningham and Micah Avery.
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With the Christmas and New Year’s holidays right around the corner, St. Lawrence County residents are getting into the spirit of holiday traditions. Certain smells are iconic of the holiday season. What is your favorite holiday scent?
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The Massena Drug Free Coalition recently issued 120 drug test kits to the Massena Central School District as part of the “Trust But Verify” initiative to promote drug abuse prevention and intervention. The kits are available to parents who wish to test their children at Rose Hill Treatment Center, the county probation office, the police department, or at the school nurses’ offices. Do you think it is appropriate for parents to drug test their children?
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This young Australian cattle dog named Taz is ready for Christmas, according to owner Emily Pelkey.View enlarged photo.
Damian Young-Hollister likes the trucks and building blocks at the Morristown-Hammond home-based Head Start program. The program is federally funded through the St. Lawrence County Community Development Program. More info: 386-8574.View enlarged photo.
TAUNY’s annual Sugar and Spice Gingerbread Exhibit is on display and winners have been named. Above is the first place recipientin the children’s category went to “See The World with Mary Poppins,” by 11-year-olds Sarah Bailey, Lindsey Frazer, and Gretchen Warner. For more on the contest see story.View enlarged photo.
The sun rises over the frozen-over Racquette River between Norwood and Norfolk. Temperatures were reportedly below zero in parts of St. Lawrence County overnight and the cold stretch is expected to continue into the weekend before warming up early next week, according to the National Weather Service. Photo by John Wolfe, Norfolk.
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