A Potsdam architect has built a "village" of gingerbread cookies from around the world. Rebeca Weld of Renew Architecture has assembled the Christmas tableau, "Gingervillagio," in the window of her office at 7 Maple St.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
The debate over the future of public schools in St. Lawrence County has expanded in the wake of the defeat of a merger plan for Potsdam and Canton school districts. Many believe alternatives to the current system must be considered to keep costs and property taxes down, while many others fear losing educational value.
Which would you prefer for St. Lawrence County public schools?
Results will be posted Friday, Dec 26.
LAST 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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Artwork by Madill Elementary student Amy Simmons, 8, will appear on this year’s St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES holiday card. St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES District Superintendent Thomas Burns chose the piece from a pool of submissions. Simmons made a scene of scene of Christmas trees and snow using paint, tissue paper, construction paper and hole punch paper dots. She is a student in Carrie Lake’s class.View enlarged photo.
Members of Norwood's American Legion Post 68 pose in Christmas costumes with their new sign. Photo by Elaine Saarinen.View enlarged photo.
The “Merry Tuba Christmas” concert was held recently and organized by the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce. “This was the fifth year the chamber has been organizing this concert with the wonderful support of the Potsdam United Methodist Church as the host venue,” said Potsdam Chamber Executive Director Marylee Ballou. Ballou presents $133 to Potsdam Neighborhood Center director Daisy Cox.View enlarged photo.
The annual Kids Christmas Party was held at the Norwood American Legion Sunday, Dec. 14 with approximately 125 people in attendance. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elf, Christmas Tree and Frosty greeted the many visitors and handed out gift bags for each. Mrs. Claus is pictured holding Jesse Curtis while grandmother Karen Henninger looks on. Photo by Elaine A. Saarinen.View enlarged photo.
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