Snowmobiles race on water at Norwood Lake Regatta Sept. 11 & 12
NORWOOD – Snowmobiles that travel at very high speeds across water and require special skills to operate return to Norwood Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12 when Eastern Watercross Association racers compete at Norwood Beach at the Norwood Lake Regatta, Lakeshore Road.
Races begin at 11 a.m. with gates open at 9 a.m. There is plenty of free parking, and attendants will ensure parking that allows easy entry and exit.
Price of admission is $5 for the pro and semi-pro oval racing in the 600 and 800 class.
Autism awareness walk begins in Canton park Saturday
CANTON – Team NYSARC will host an autism awareness walk, beginning at the park, Main Street, Saturday, Sept. 11.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. To register: contact Susan Freego at 386-3529 or [email protected].
The first 300 registered participants get a free gift bag.
Walkers who raise $50 or more get a free t-shirt, while supplies last.
Walkin' for Willz 5K Walk/Run held in Potsdam Saturday
POTSDAM – The 2nd annual Walkin' for Willz 5K Walk/Run for Juvenile Diabetes will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 10 a.m.
Last year over 400 people from all over St. Lawrence County participated and raised over $37,000.
Chicken barbecue held in Chipman Sept. 11
CHIPMAN – The 55th annual Chipman chicken barbecue will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Scotch Presbyterian Church, 35 County Rt. 33. Cost is $8.50 adults (take-out or dining-in) $4 children, $5.50 one-half chicken only. A country kitchen bazaar will also be held.
A Mass of Resurrection with full military honors for Allen J. Murray, 90, of Massena, will be held on Monday, September 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Massena, with Rev. Michael Gaffney presiding. Friends and family may be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. Massena. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Allen passed away on September 9, 2010 at his home under the loving care of his family and hospice.
Businessman supports Button
To the Editor:
Legislative candidate wants support in primary
To the Editor:
During the last nine months, I have spent many hours meeting with the residents of District 8 and discussing their Concerns. I decided to run for the County Legislature because every year I have seen friends and family members of all ages forced to leave the North Country Because of a lack of jobs and ever increasing taxes.
Insensitivity, intolerance, belief, ignorance
To the Editor:
Although it makes for a nice “hometown” flavor to picture a young Amish girl tending her family’s table at the Potsdam Farmers’ Market (Front Page, Sept. 1-7), it would behoove the photographer to realize that taking a photo of an Amish person is against their belief.
They do not believe in having images of themselves or their property taken and reproduced.
Fortunately, they are much more tolerant of other’s ignorance then we are of their beliefs and values.
Karen Morgan, Norwood
No kids in sidecars
I was shocked and had a “you’ve got to be kidding” moment when today at a stoplight in Canton I pulled up behind a motorcycle with a sidecar and saw a small child in the sidecar. If I had a cell phone, I would have called the police. Some people just shouldn’t have kids.
People complain about the crosswalk near the Roxy in Potsdam all the time. A few weeks ago I was trying to cross and had carefully looked both ways and waited for a break in traffic. The car in the lane closest to me was kind enough to stop, so I proceeded cautiously. It’s a good thing I was being careful and paying attention, because, of all things, a police car came speeding through the other lane while I was in the middle of the crosswalk. It was broad daylight and the police car didn’t have its lights turned on.