This Weekend in the North Country

Jumpers at last year's Polar Bear Dip
Everyone's getting ready for another action-packed weekend in the North Country...

Crow Point Annual Fishing Derby
From 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Crow Point, Butterfield Lake, Redwood NY
$5 Entry Fee
In addition to the annual fishing derby, this year's event will feature "Cheese's Hole" in memory of our dear friend Bob Cheesman. There is a $10 entry fee to fish that hole. Whoever catches the biggest fish out of Cheese's Hole will win a cash prize. A fish fry is also scheduled. Participants are encouraged to bring along any additional food.

Polar Bear Dip
Saturday, Feb. 23
Registration 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Dipping starts at 1 p.m.
Bonnie Castle Resort, Alexandria Bay, NY
The 23rd annual Polar Bear Dip to benefit River Hospital is likely to bring in more than 200 dippers. Jumpers must be at least 18 years old and raise at least $100. Participants raised more than $55,000 for the hospital last year. The hospital plans to buy ultrasound equipment with the money.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.