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One Square Mile of Hope. Photo: Nancie Battaglia, copyright 2011
One Square Mile of Hope. Photo: Nancie Battaglia, copyright 2011

Inlet regains world's largest raft title in cancer fundraiser event

A small Adirondack community has reclaimed its world record for the largest raft of canoes, kayaks and guideboats.

Last September, Inlet's "One Square Mile of Hope" committee organized the flotilla on Fourth Lake as part of an event to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

Adele Burnett, Tourism Director for the Town of Inlet, helped organize the event. She says her group recently received official notification from Guiness World Records that they are back in the record book.  Go to full article
Senior Katie Clark and her donkey.
Senior Katie Clark and her donkey.

A kick, and lots of bucks, at donkey b-ball

Forget about all those bake sales and bottle drives. A hallowed tradition of North Country school fundraisers is donkey basketball. A private company trucks a team of donkeys clad with rubber hoofs to the school gym for hoops, kicks, and lots of bucks. A curious David Sommerstein went to a recent game in St. Lawrence County and sent this story.  Go to full article
Bill Smith and Don Woodcock
Bill Smith and Don Woodcock

Preview: Warm stories for a Chili Night

Storyteller Bill Smith and champion fiddler Don Woodcock present an evening of stories and music at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Canton Saturday night. A chili dinner starts at six and music and stories begin at 7 o'clock. All the proceeds benefit Heifer International and the work it does globally and locally. Todd Moe talks with Heuvelton farmer Brian Bennett who will give a presentation Saturday night on the Northern New York Farmers Partnership.  Go to full article

Cool Fundraiser

The annual Polar Bear Dip netted over 6-thousand dollars this year for the Colton Rescue Squad. The fundraiser was held Sunday at the Shoreline Restaurant in Hannawa Falls. Sunny skies and mild temperatures were on tap for the 30 dippers who plunged into the icy waters of the Raquette River. Jody Tosti visited the Raquette River during last year's Polar Bear Dip.  Go to full article

Cuomo Debuts at North Country Democratic Fundraiser

North Country Democrats this weekend got their first look at one of their choices for the 2002 race for governor. Former Housing and Urban Development secretary Andrew Cuomo charged up Democrats in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties with promises of an economic rebound, traditional liberal values, and renewed attention for an area often lost in downstate issues. David Sommerstein attended a fundraiser Friday night in Pierrepont Manor.  Go to full article

Interview: Andrew M. Cuomo

Martha Foley talks with Andrew Cuomo. He attended a Democratic fundraiser dinner in Canton Saturday night.  Go to full article

Top State Lawmakers Flock to Independence Party Fundraiser

The state's Independence Party is very popular among mainstream politicians. At an Albany fundraiser, the state's top three most powerful lawmakers, plus many members of the Senate and Assembly, paid a visit. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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