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News stories tagged with "december"

Duane Adams in his favorite holiday attire...
Duane Adams in his favorite holiday attire...

A heart as big as Santa's, and a real beard, too

For more than 45 years, an Ogdensburg man has donned his Santa suit and played a Christmas role that has brought much joy to himself and others. Duane Adams first played Santa when he was a soldier stationed near Saigon during the Vietnam War. Every season since, Adams has visited schools, hospitals, nursing homes and parades dressed as the jolly old elf. His Santa work begins in November and, like the real deal, he's busiest right before Christmas. He's always the guest of honor at Ogdensburg's annual Santa Claus parade. For Adams, most of the pleasure comes from giving back -- he donates all his Santa earnings to local charities.

Todd Moe paid him a visit during a day off, and found the beard, belly and generosity are all genuine.  Go to full article

Gift ideas for gardeners

Gardeners are practical, even when it comes to holiday gifts. Few like to receive something that will just sit on a shelf. But buying the perfect gift for a gardener can be a challenge. With that in mind, Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about some gift ideas.  Go to full article

The December Sky: Full Moon and Winter Solstice

Martha Foley talks with astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about the night sky - there's a bright full moon coming and the winter solstice is next week.  Go to full article

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