Interviews

  Fitness with Jamie: more for the core

Fitness expert Jamie Kalk shows us three exercises that strengthen the core as well as other parts of the body.

  Virtual Mental Health Awareness Walk is later this month

  SPCA: Meiko the cat & open houses

  Performing artists sought for Watertown Juneteenth celebration

  Chaumont Bay 5K/12K is back

  Morning Checkup: Samaritan Wound Care Center

  Comedy show to benefit IHC - POSTPONED

Continued Coverage

  Training available for in-home day care

  SPCA: Bullseye

  Radiothon to benefit United Way’s ALICE

  North Country Heart Challenge to be celebrated May 1

  Coach Kalk: get ready for summer

  Thursday morning interview: bike safety bash coming up

  JCC to host mental health, coping forum

Jefferson Community College’s Voices for Social Change will hold a public forum on mental wellbeing and coping on Thursday, April 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is a virtual forum and all are welcome to attend.

  Morning check up: ‘patch testing’ for allergies

Samaritan Medical Center's Dermatology Department may have answers for people with persistent allergies.

  SPCA: big, older Max

He’s this week's featured pet from the Jefferson County SPCA.

  Running to keep kids healthy

The Healthy Kids Running Series teaches kids to run as a way to stay healthy.

  Time to get back on the road with Cycling 101

  ‘Ultimate Golf Package’ sales to benefit Hospice of Jefferson County

  Mental Health Awareness Walk goes virtual

  Morning Checkup: Estate Planning Strategies

  JCC plans in-person learning in the fall

  WPBS launches new current-affairs show

  Morning Checkup: National Donate Life Month

April is National Donate Life Month.

  Workshops available for nonprofits

The United Way of Northern New York is offering workshops geared toward nonprofits.

  SPCA: high-energy Rocky

The husky mix is this week’s featured pet from the Jefferson County SPCA.

  Transportation Center brings back ‘Posh Purse Palooza’

The Volunteer Transportation Center’s Posh Purse Palooza was cancelled last year because of the pandemic, but it’s making a comeback.

  ‘Miles for Moose’ to raise money to combat rare disease

There’s a month-long virtual walk or run to raise money to help people who have a rare genetic disease.

  Morning Checkup: Samaritan Orthopedics

There’s a new orthopedic surgeon at Samaritan Medical Center.

  SPCA: 11-year-old Shadow

The SPCA's main shelter had to close down after two employees tested positive for COVID-19, but the Petco adoption center is still open.

  Chicken BBQ at Philadelphia Fire Department this weekend

The Philadelphia Fire Department is having its first chicken barbecue of the year this weekend.

  Heart Rally Challenge Day coming up next week

The American Heart Association is inviting people to participate in its Heart Challenge Rally Day.

  YMCA has programs to help you stay healthy

The Watertown Family YMCA has a pair of programs to help people stay healthy.

  ‘Pedal with a Purpose’ to support local theater company

Chris Stowell, a professional theater designer and electrician in New York City, is planning to bike the East Coast to raise money for Stage Notes, a Watertown theater company.

  Morning Checkup: Lymphedema Awareness Month

Most people don’t know what lymphedema is, even though it affects one in 1,000 Americans.

Meet United Way’s ALICE

United Way of Northern New York CEO Jamie Cox wants you to meet ALICE.

  SPCA: cute, fluffy & sweet Greta

Greta is a lovable cat.

  JCC plans virtual open houses

Jefferson Community College is having virtual spring open houses next month.

  Indian River presents ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’

Students from the Indian River Theatre of the Performing Arts are presenting a virtual show this month.

  Virtual play reading benefits Little Theatre

There’s an upcoming virtual play reading that benefits Little Theatre of Watertown.

  Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust schedules events

The Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust has a couple of events coming up.

  Morning Checkup: chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is when your kidneys gradually and slowly lose their function.

  Deadlines near for NNYCF scholarships

Deadlines are fast approaching to apply for scholarships through the Northern New York Community Foundation.

  Belleville Henderson students to perform ‘Junie B. Jones, the Musical’

The Belleville Henderson music department is putting on a virtual performance of “Junie B. Jones, the Musical.”

  Fitness with Jamie: working multiple muscle groups

The more muscle groups you work at once the better, especially if you’re short on time like fitness expert Jamie Kalk.

  Cooperative Extension offers hands-on farm day camp

It’s a way for kids to enjoy the outdoors and get hands-on experience on a working farm.

  Morning Checkup: One Night, One Diamond goes virtual

One thing that won’t change about the Samaritan Auxiliary’s One Night, One Diamond fundraiser: they’re still going to give away a diamond.

  BOCES to host virtual info sessions

You can have your questions about BOCES answered without leaving home.

  Registration open for JCC late-session classes

Registration is open for late-session classes at Jefferson Community College.

  SPCA: big, friendly Delta & a pet photoshoot

At 67 pounds, Delta is a big dog.

  Clayton Opera House to host virtual performances

Clayton Opera House is holding a few virtual concerts this month.

  Morning Checkup: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is the third most-commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

  Kids can get healthy with running series

It’s a way for kids to learn to run to stay healthy.

  4-H program teaches about dairy industry

A Cornell Cooperative Extension program lets youngsters can learn the ins and outs of the dairy industry.

  SPCA: Kitty, the large dog

Kitty isn’t fond of cats.

  Library offers digital literacy courses

Flower Memorial Library in Watertown is offering free courses to help people deal with technology.

  Scholarships available at JCC

f you plan to attend Jefferson Community College this fall, it’s time to apply for scholarships.

  Cooperative Extension offers beginning gardening course

Since the pandemic struck, many people have gotten interested in growing their own food.

  Fitness with Jamie: stretching

When you’re focused on your fitness goals, it’s easy to forget about stretching.

  Volunteers needed at Literacy NNY

Program manager Deborah Tate said people are needed to teach math, basic reading, and English language skills.

  Morning Checkup: Summit Village apartments available

There are assisted living apartments available at Samaritan Summit Village.

  Tug Hill Land Trust to hold Soggy Sneaker 5K

You might get your feet wet in this 5K trail run at the end of April.

  JCC hosts ‘March Mascot Mini-Madness’

It’s a chance for prospective students to learn more about Jefferson Community College and meet its new mascot.

  Philly Fire Department plans drive-through fundraisers

The Philadelphia Fire Department missed out on several fundraisers last year because of COVID-19.

  Learn to cook international dishes from Cornell Cooperative Extension

Most people probably won’t do much traveling anytime soon, but there’s a way to sample the world’s cuisine from your home.

  SPCA: smart, mischievous Christopher

This isn’t Christopher’s first time as the Jefferson County SPCA’s featured pet.

  What food pantries need most

April Bennett, nutrition program manager at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, appeared on 7 News at Noon on Friday to talk about donating to food pantries and blessing boxes.

  #giveNNY hosts virtual paint & sip

You can stay at home, drink some wine, and paint a pretty picture.

  Many scholarships available at NNYCF

The Northern New York Community Foundation has more than 400 scholarships available.

  Morning checkup: Samaritan Home Health

Samaritan Home Health has been busy helping COVID-19 patients in their homes.

  Registration open for 4-H Camp Wabasso

Registration is officially open for 4-H Camp Wabasso.

  Buy a brick & help JRC Foundation

You can buy a brick in honor of a loved one and at the same time help the JRC Foundation fund a major renovation project.

  Volunteer Transportation Center offers vaccination rides

Do you have an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine but no way to get there?

  February is School-Based Health Care Awareness Month

April Fallon was on 7 News This Morning to remind people that the North Country Family Health Center’s school-based health centers are still open.

  SPCA: Cheeto & Chacarta, a bonded pair

There are two featured pets this week from the Jefferson County SPCA.

  Fitness with Jamie: more with exercise loops

This time, she shows us exercises for shoulders, biceps, triceps, back, and lats.

  United Way of NNY offers training for nonprofits

The United Way of Northern New York’s North Country Center for Nonprofit Excellence has a couple of training sessions coming up.

  Morning checkup: Acute Rehabilitation Unit

The Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Samaritan Medical Center provides intensive therapy for patients with complex medical issues.

  JCC late session courses offer condensed learning experience

Registration is open for late session classes at Jefferson Community College.

  SPCA: Shiloh, the beagle mix

Shiloh is about 25 pounds and loves to run and play with soft toys.

Giving Tuesday becomes 315 Day

The pandemic forced organizers of #giveNNY to forego their usual Giving Tuesday activities the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.