Seattle girl’s ‘blessing bags’ help homeless

A Seattle girl and her family want to help the city’s homeless get through these chilly nights, so they’re handing out bags stuffed with supplies and a hand-written Christmas card. “There’s socks, there’s cough drops, there’s flashlights, and umbrellas,” said 6-year-old Daphne Kalso, who handed out some of her “blessing bags” on Saturday morning. “Merry…

Girl with cancer has Christmas wish answered

A girl suffering from cancer had her Christmas wish answered, with help from Santa Claus and one local caring photographer. Like many 7-year-old kids around this time, Makaela went to see Santa.

Skiing Santas tackle the slopes in annual Maine charity

Whether he’s called Santa Claus, Father Christmas or Pere Noel, he had a slew of jolly, red-suited lookalikes hit the ski slopes on Sunday in Maine. About 180 Saint Nick wannabes participated in the fundraising event hosted by Sunday River that was not for the faint of heart: The group tackled more challenging terrain than…