Interviews

  Clayton Opera House to host virtual performances

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

  4-H program teaches about dairy industry

  SPCA: Kitty, the large dog

  Library offers digital literacy courses

  Scholarships available at JCC

  Cooperative Extension offers beginning gardening course

  Fitness with Jamie: stretching

Continued Coverage

  Volunteers needed at Literacy NNY

  Morning Checkup: Summit Village apartments available

  Tug Hill Land Trust to hold Soggy Sneaker 5K

  JCC hosts ‘March Mascot Mini-Madness’

  Philly Fire Department plans drive-through fundraisers

  Learn to cook international dishes from Cornell Cooperative Extension

  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

  Registration open for 4-H Camp Wabasso

  Buy a brick & help JRC Foundation

  Volunteer Transportation Center offers vaccination rides

  February is School-Based Health Care Awareness Month

  SPCA: Cheeto & Chacarta, a bonded pair

  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.

  Friday’s Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women

On Friday, the American Heart Association is urging everyone to wear red for National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about the devastating effects of heart disease in women.

  Morning Checkup: World Cancer Day

Thursday is World Cancer Day.

  BOCES holds virtual open house

You can tour BOCES centers in Watertown and Glenfeld without leaving home.

  Victims Assistance Center tracks child fatalities

There’s good news and less-than-good news when it comes to child fatalities in Lewis, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence counties.

  SPCA: Kacey the bull terrier

Kacey is this week’s featured pet from the Jefferson County SPCA.

  River Hospital’s Polar Bear Dip goes virtual

Like so many events, the annual Polar Bear Dip that raises money for River Hospital in Alexandria Bay will look very different this year.

  Create your own boat show, expert says

It’s coming up on what would normally be boat show season, but with COVID-19, boaters might have to get creative.

  Fitness with Jamie: focusing on the obliques

The obliques – those muscles on either side of our waists – are part of our core and what fitness expert Jamie Kalk is focusing on this week.

  North Country Chili Cook-Off starts Monday

The Volunteer Transportation Center’s Jeremiah Papineau says 28 businesses have signed on for this pub-crawl-style month-long event.

  Morning Checkup: Samaritan Orthopedics

You don’t need a formal referral to be treated at Samaritan Orthopedics.

  WPBS features student success seminar

It’s rough enough for students in ordinary times, but many have been hit hard by the changes to their lives because of the pandemic.

  JCC offers allied health training

Jefferson Community College is offering training in allied health that can lead to national certification.

  DANC seeks to improve internet access through broadband surveys

Broadband internet access can be a problem in the more remote areas of northern New York.

  Heart Challenge fundraiser kicks off January 26

The American Heart Association will be kicking off its Heart Challenge fundraiser on January 26. Event co-chair Melissa Bianco appeared on 7 News at Noon on Thursday to talk about it.

  Join the YMCA’s Reset Challenge

Do you need a reset in life? The Watertown Family YMCA has a program that might help.

  Morning Checkup: stuttering

There’s no single cause for stuttering.

  United Way offers training sessions

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

  Watertown DBA to hold Zoom town hall on Business Improvement District

Watertown Downtown Business Association is working on forming a Business Improvement District on Public Square.

  SPCA: energetic Ginger

The 2-year-old mixed breed is this week’s featured pet from the Jefferson County SPCA.

  Local food in winter? No problem!

When we think of local food, we usually think of farmers’ markets in warmer months. But there are also options available when it’s colder.

  Morning Checkup: vaccine confusion

There’s a great deal of confusion surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations and the folks at Samaritan Medical Center want to clear some of that up.

  SPCA: Kain, the energetic 9-year-old

Kain is a 9-year-old terrier-pit bull mix who is not happy being in a kennel all day.

  JCC hosts nursing program info session

Jefferson Community College is hosting a virtual information session for its nursing program.

  VTC extends chili cook-off sign-up deadline

he North Country Chili Cook-Off will be more of a “chili crawl” than the usual one-day event.

  Morning Checkup: maternity care recognition

Samaritan Medical Center has been recognized for providing high-quality, cost-effective maternity care.

  SPCA: ‘wonderfully intelligent’ Christopher

Christopher has had a difficult life.

  Fitness with Jamie: staying motivated

Many people think about their fitness and improving their health as they head into a new year.

  Another successful Lights on the River

Lights on the River in Lisbon ends another successful year.

  Morning Checkup: COVID-19 research

Much of the focus of health care professionals during the pandemic has been on treating COVID-19 patients, but others have been working in the background researching the illness.

  It’s a good time to give, United Way says

Jamie Cox, president and CEO of the United Way of Northern New York, says people tend to give more to charitable organizations this time of year than any other.

  Stewart’s Holiday Match winding down; organizations welcome to apply

The annual fundraiser ends Christmas Day.

  Morning Checkup: staying healthy during the holidays

It’s hard to stay healthy during the holidays.

  New scholarships available at JCC

Jefferson Community College is offering new scholarships.

  Donate to Unity Lacrosse & maybe win a Yeti

Unity Lacrosse is having a fundraiser.

  Donate to Credo, have it matched

Donations to the Credo Community Center in Watertown will be matched dollar for dollar this week.

  Fitness with Jamie: more for the core

Fitness expert Jamie Kalk shows us more exercises for the core that you can do inside.

  Still time to see zoo’s Winter Wonderlights

Winter Wonderlights continues at Watertown’s Zoo New York.

  Morning Checkup: Samaritan Home Health

When Samaritan Home Health workers visit patients’ homes, they’re careful to take precautions against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

  Hospice events go virtual

Two key Hospice of Jefferson County events are going virtual this year.

  United Helpers CEO discusses COVID’s toll on nursing home residents, staff

United Helpers CEO Stephen Knight appeared on 7 News at Noon on Friday,

  Chili cook-off becomes month-long competition

The North Country Chili Cook-Off is usually a one-day event in February at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown.

  Safety gift ideas for the holidays

Cathy Moore of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County appeared on 7 News at Noon on Thursday to talk about safety gifts for the holidays.

  Taste NY Market offers gift baskets

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift, local products might just be the answer.

  WPBS holds annual Holiday Gift Auction

The WPBS Holiday Auction is underway.

  Morning Checkup: stroke care

There have been a lot of advances in stroke care in the 22 years Dr. Maja Lundborg-Gray has been at Samaritan Medical Center.

  Divorce Court judge offers relationship advice for the holidays

Holidays alone can be hard on relationships, but it can get even rougher during a pandemic.

  Time to enroll for JCC spring semester classes

Jefferson Community College’s spring semester starts January 25, so now is a good time to enroll.

  Time for Lisbon’s Lights on the River

Lisbon’s Lights on the River starts this weekend.

  SPCA: cuddly Stitch

Stitch wants little more than a human to cuddle with and a nice couch to sleep on.

  Lieutenant governor discusses COVID vaccine, testing delays, PPE costs

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul appeared on 7 News at Noon on Friday to discuss a variety of topics related to COVID-19.

  Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust hosts online auction

Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is holding an online fundraising auction.

  12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: here’s how to win gift cards, merchandise

How would you like a free recliner, jewelry or a restaurant gift card? They’re just a few of the things you can win through our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!