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.
'St. Regis Falls,' a watercolor by Michiko Taylor, is one of the works by local artists that grace the pages of the 2017 Fine Arts Up North calendar from SLC Arts. It is available for $10 from many local busineses and organizations, and online at http://slcartscouncil.org/2017-calendar/ for $14.80, tax and shipping included.View enlarged photo.
Friends of the Norwood Public Library are hosting a “Holiday Book and Bake Sale” Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Norwood Public Library, 1 Morton St. The drawing for the lottery raffle will be held at the end of the sale. The raffle prize includes $100 of lottery tickets, $50 in cash, a logo tote bag, and Lucky the Elf, donated by the Ashley House. Tickets are $2 each, or three for $5.
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