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TICONDEROGA | Ticonderoga has celebrated the end of the Christmas season for over 30 years with the Ticonderoga Festival Guild’s Twelfth Night Concert. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Ecumenical Choir

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PERU | The Keeseville-Peru Ecumenical Choir helped people get into the Christmas spirit with two concerts just days before the holiday. Read more

The Sun

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PERU | For the sixth straight year, members of Peru’s volunteer fire department helped get the community pumped up for Christmas by parading through neighborhoods with their trucks decked out with holiday decorations and lights. Read more

The Sun

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CROWN POINT | Students of Rachael Leclaire-Charron’s Crown Point English class are no strangers to theatrical productions, even those on Broadway. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Freedom and Christmas: two words that sum up this time of year for children across the region, while also bringing up feelings of dread for parents who must work during the winter holiday break. Read more

The Sun

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PERU | A plot that has played out on televisions across the region every holiday season hit the stage at Peru High School this month. The drama club presented the play version of the popular 1983 movie “A Christmas Story.” Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | Ringing bells are a part of the holiday season. Sleighbells and “Jingle Bells” help mark the time leading up to Christmas. But, it’s the bell ringing happening at places in town that are taking on a more urgent tone this year. Read more

The Sun

Jan Gosselin

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This year, due to my wheelchair confinement, my time is not consumed with decorating our home for the holidays and baking sweet treats so I do a lot of melancholy daydreaming. Read more

Community Columnists

Dan Alexander

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This time of year, we should all think about others and putting a smile on the faces of those we love, and even those we hardly know. Many feel their most profound joy when they can bring a smile to a perfect stranger. Read more

Guest Columnists

Community Service Project

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Saranac Elementary third graders recently donated more than 60 handmade blankets to the Saranac, Cadyville and Dannemora fire departments to store in their ambulances for emergencies. Read more

News Briefs - New York

Lights On parade 2019

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NORTH CREEK | The Town of North Creek held its 23rd annual three day Lights On! event the first weekend of December. Read more

The Sun

Rotary Santa 2018 Hallway

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CHESTERTOWN | For almost 50 years, the Chestertown Rotary Club has been delighting children during the holiday season by sponsoring a popular, treasured tradition — Santa’s visit to the town of Chester. Read more

The Sun

VERGENNES | The following Christmas holiday activities are scheduled at the Victory Baptist Church located at 862 U.S. Route 7 in Vergennes. The public is welcome. Read more

News Briefs - Vermont

LG Community Band Christmas Concert

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LAKE GEORGE | The Lake George Community Band is to perform its annual Christmas Show Friday, Dec. 13 in a new venue this year:  The Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls. Read more

The Sun

PERU | With a fresh coat of snow on the ground, dozens of people in Peru braved the biting cold to usher in the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting at the gazebo in Little Ausable Park Friday night. Read more

The Sun

Winter-like weather comes early in Vermont. This year, here in the Champlain Valley, we had our first taste of the changing seasons by early November. Read more

Editorials

Messiah Sing

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MIDDLEBURY | The Middlebury Congregational Church once again hosts the area’s annual “Messiah Sing” that each year attracts hundreds of singers and players from throughout Addison County and beyond. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | Gov. Phil Scott was back in Middlebury after his recent Capitol for a Day visit to Addison County. Read more

News Briefs - Vermont

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TICONDEROGA | In keeping with one Ticonderoga-area holiday tradition, the Hancock House will again host TACC’s December and Holiday Networking Event, Thursday, Dec. 12 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This year’s decorating theme is “Pearls in History.” Read more

The Sun

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SCHROON LAKE | Schroon Lake will celebrate its 34th annual Olde Thyme Christmas starting on Tuesday as, according to Chamber Executive Director Susan Palisano, “the town looks like a Christmas card.” Read more

The Sun

  • Greg Timmons Peru Tree-Lighting

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    Greg Timmons Peru Tree-Lighting

    Greg Timmons stands in front of the Christmas tree he helped decorate for the Town of Peru. Timmons also had the honor of turning the lights on during the annual ceremony at Little Ausable Park. Decorating the tree has been an annual tradition for him over the past 25 years.

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    Governor’s visit

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