Former Norwood clerk pleads guilty to stealing $73,725 from the village
NORWOOD — State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary Pasqua and the New York State Police today (Friday, March 31) announced that Nancy Berger, 55, formerly the clerk/treasurer of the Village of Norwood, pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second degree for stealing $73,725 from the village.
“Nancy Berger treated the village as her personal bank account and abused the public’s trust,” DiNapoli said. “I thank District Attorney Pasqua and the New York State Police for their partnership. Justice is now served on behalf of Norwood residents.”
Friends of the Norwood Public Library partnering with Wild Center for discounted passes
NORWOOD — The Friends of the Norwood Public Library are once again partnering with the Wild Center by providing a Discovery Pass for the community.
The Discovery Pass is a discounted admission day pass for the center, located in Tupper Lake, NY.
With the pass, admission is free for four youth, ages 5 through 17. Children under 5 are always admitted free, so they are not counted as part of the 4 youth.
Up to 2 adults are offered a discounted admission price of $10 per adult.
Potsdam Food Co-op to receive $1.659 million for Elm Street store expansion
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
POTSDAM — The Potsdam Food Co-op learned late last week the state will chip in $1.659 million in Downtown Revitalization Initiative funding towards an expansion of its current Elm Street store.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant and are excited for the future of our member-owned co-op,” Lauren Prentice, Food Co-Op board president, told North Country This Week.
Waddington Historical Association kicks off First Sunday’s Concert Series
WADDINGTON — The Waddington Historical Association kicks off its First Sunday’s Concert Series at St. Paul’s, Lincoln Avenue, on Sunday, April 2, from 2-3:30 p.m. featuring the Carriage House Quartet, a professional string quartet based in Potsdam. The group performs various genres including baroque, classical, romantic, new music, pop/rock and tangos.
This spring/fall concert series is dedicated to the memory of Ruth Brady who was a Waddington Museum Board member.
The concerts are free to the public but donations to the WHA will be accepted for future performances.
Easter breakfast and egg hunt planned in Hannawa Falls Sunday
HANNAWA FALLS — An Easter breakfast and egg hunt will be held at Hounds Haven, 36 Keener Rd., April 2.
Breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon starts at 10 a.m.
Egg hunt starts at noon.
Bring your own basket.
Cost: Adults $10, 3-12 years old $5, younger than 3 free.
Gouverneur Community Chorus is staging cantata Sunday
GOUVERNEUR — Gouverneur Community Chorus is staging “A Journey to Hope: A Cantata Inspired by Spirituals” by Joseph M. Martin at First United Methodist Church, 34 Grove St., (across from the Post Office) on Sunday, April 2, 4 p.m.
The chorus will blend with piano, flutes, clarinet, trumpets, euphonium, percussion and keyboard strings under direction of Dr. Donald Schuessler Jr.
The church is handicapped accessible.
Concert is free.
Info: www.gouverneurumc.org, 315-287-2440.
Black Lakers Band to play at Heuvelton Amvets
HEUVELTON — Amvets Post 1997, 107 State St. will host a dance featuring the Black Lakers Band on April 2 from 1-5 p.m. Cover charge $5.
St. Lawrence University holding comedy night
CANTON – St. Lawrence University will host An Evening of Improv with McGillicuddy Friday, April 2, at 8 p.m. at the Noble Center 109.
Free, reservations required.
Los Angeles-based improve duo Tyler Esselman and Casey Morris will host an evening of improv.
Reserve seats: https://bit.ly/3ngGfIL .
Crane Opera Ensemble to stage 'Enchanted Pig' Sunday in Potsdam
POTSDAM — The Crane Opera Ensemble will stage the "The Enchanted Pig" in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater on Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general public; $10 for students, senior citizens, youth.
Contact the Community Performance Series Box Office, located in the lobby of SUNY Potsdam's Performing Arts Center, at 315-267-2277 or www.cpspotsdam.org.
Tickets will also be available at the door, one hour prior to all performances.
Silver Leaf Diner, DeKalb Junction, took home the People’s Choice Award for receiving the most votes in the restaurant-to-restaurant portion of this year’s North Country Chili Cook-Off. Seen here are owner Traci Kirker, right, and “Grandma” Loretta Thayer. For more, see story here. Volunteer Transportation Center photo.