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Duane Adams in his favorite Christmas attire.  Photo:  Todd Moe
Duane Adams in his favorite Christmas attire. Photo: Todd Moe

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
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

Confessions of a Mall Santa: It's Not Always Jolly

Walk into any shopping mall or large department store this week and you'll likely meet one seasonal employee who needs no introduction. Todd Moe explains.  Go to full article
Cool cats, Dean and Cody, pose with Santa.
Cool cats, Dean and Cody, pose with Santa.

Heard Up North: "Pet Santa"

As if it wasn't enough that he has billions of kids to worry about... Santa is taking time out for photos with pets, all to raise money for Spay/Neuter/Now in St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. Martha Foley watched and listened as two very laid-back cats took their turn at the Potsdam Agway store last weekend. The last pet photo with Santa day is Saturday, the 10th, at The Pretty Puppy on Church St. in Alexandria Bay.  Go to full article

Commentary: On Santa

We start this next part of the show with a warning: the following may not be appropriate for small children. You see, for the next two and a half minutes, commentator Tom French is going to talk about Santa Claus.  Go to full article

NORAD Tracking Santa Claus

The story of Norad. The military agreement between the U.S. and Canada was signed in the North Country. And now NORAD uses its high-tech equipment to track missiles…and Santa Claus…  Go to full article

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