So often I’m blogging about stories and trends in our region that are disturbing, or sad, or outright criminal. But of course that’s not always the way, particularly around the holidays when people tend to really get their nice on.
Monday was “Family Day“, a provincial holiday in Ontario. It’s also Washington’s Birthday in the U.S. (Note: I was surprised to discover that Presidents Day, though more commonly used now, is not the official name of the...
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise did something courageous this afternoon:
Its editorial board just plain admitted point-blank — no hedging, no fudging — that they got it wrong last Saturday when they reported that a local elementary...
Dec 24, 2002 — Like many North Country natives, Commentator Jill Vaughan's son is home for the holidays from Alaska. That phrase -- 'home for the holidays' -- makes Jill think of security and roots. Go to full article
Dec 18, 2002 — North Country officers of the Salvation Army say donations and the number of volunteers are lagging this season, more so than in recent times. In Watertown, the number of families asking for assistance during the holidays is up, while donations are down. In Ogdensburg, money and volunteers are also scarce. Captain Charles Whitacre attributes poor economic conditions with the decrease in offerings. Go to full article
Dec 18, 2002 — At holiday time, leftovers are a favorite. But not all leftovers are edible. As commentator Elle Garrell Berger tells us, leftovers of all kinds can provide nourishment throughout the year. Go to full article
Nov 27, 2002 — Just in time for the Holiday baking season, Jill Breit tells us about TAUNY's Gingerbread Contest and Display. Gingerbreaders from around the region are invited to show off their best efforts at the Traditional Arts in Upstate New York gallery in Canton in December. Go to full article
Nov 26, 2002 — The holiday season is bringing home another dimension of the gap caused by the loss of Ames Department stores in many North Country communities. Non-profit groups used the retail chain for their gift-giving programs. With the stores closed, many community groups fear a leaner holiday season for their clients. Lorraine Taylor is Director of the Gouverneur Neighborhood Center, one of the communities which partnered with Ames during the holidays. Go to full article
Nov 26, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with Shari Wilcox, Director of the Church and Community Services in Canton, about her struggles this season without Ames and how other local groups are helping make up for the loss. Go to full article
Sep 04, 2000 — Commentator Paul Willcott talks about how the workplace is changing, from the days of the industrial economy, to the new economy--service jobs and the age of information. What does that means for Labor Day? It just isn't what it used to be. Go to full article