Massena Masons safety ID event at Tri-Town Winter Carnival Saturday
WINTHROP – The Massena Masons will be holding a Safety Identification Event during the Tri-Town Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the American Legion, Winthrop.
The Safety ID Program is open to the public and offered free of charge to all families within the county.
No scheduled appointment is necessary.
Participants will receive a free packet of individual information to assist law enforcement in the safe recovery of a lost or missing child, student, or adult.
All ages are welcome.
General Electric employee and 1995 Massena graduate Brian Barto had the honor of shaking hands with President Obama after a speech at GE in Schenectady on January 21. Obama congratulated them on the job they were doing. GE is a 23-acre turbine and generator plant and future site of GE's advanced battery manufacturing program.
Seaway navigation season scheduled to begin March 22
The opening of the 2011 navigation season on the St. Lawrence Seaway is scheduled for March 22, according to the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (U.S.A.) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (Canada).
TheShipwatcher.com notes that the opening date is three days earlier than last year, and nine days earlier than in 2009.
Cooperative Extension Poultry Discussion Group in Canton Feb. 17
CANTON -- The next meeting of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Poultry Discussion Group is at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Extension Learning Farm on Rt. 68.
The topic this month is production practices.
Corey Hayes of Jefferson County Cooperative Extension will talk on the basics of chicken production including breeds, brooding, feeding, and raising layers and meat birds.
A discussion of different styles of raising birds will follow.
The poultry discussion group was started to provide a place for local poultry producers to share ideas and work together on marketing.
West Potsdam Fire Department rabbit run Saturday
WEST POTSDAM – The West Potsdam Fire Department’s annual rabbit hunt is set for Saturday, Feb. 19 from the bingo hall on Blanchard Road.
Anyone who enters a rabbit will be entered in the raffle to win one of 10 guns as prizes.
There will be door prizes and other raffles.
The entry fee is $15.
Food and beverage will be available all day.
Entrants can register at the bingo hall from 7 a.m. to noon.
Rabbits must be entered by 5 p.m.
Woodcarving workshops continue at TAUNY every second, fourth Saturday
CANTON – Saturday afternoon woodcarving workshops at The TAUNY Center will continue every second and fourth Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Master woodcarver Ron Riley offers this series of workshops for adult carvers of all experience and ability levels.
Participants need not attend all sessions.
All materials will be provided.
The cost of each workshop session is $15 for TAUNY members, $20 for non-members.
Space is limited and pre-registration is requested.
Kinney Drugs to hold medicine collections the last Saturdays of February, March
Kinney Drugs will hold a series of medicine collection days the last Saturday of February and March to encourage the community to drop off unused or expired prescription medications to ensure proper destruction.
At the midway point, Canton leading Potsdam in Golden Bear/Sandstoner Foundation Face-Off
At the midway point of the Golden Bear/Sandstoner Foundation Face-Off 2011, the Canton Golden Bear Education Foundation is leading the challenge against its longtime rivals from Potsdam.
Canton is outpacing the Sandstoner Foundation 73 donations to 45 donations with two weeks remaining in the Face-Off.
Free will spaghetti dinner at DeKalb Fire Station Saturday
DEKALB JUNCTION – A free will spaghetti dinner will be held at the DeKalb Fire Station beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19.
The meal includes rolls, salad, dessert and a drink.
Donations will be accepted.
For more information, call 347-2298.
Zumba classes, health fair to mark Healthy Heart Month at SLU Feb. 19
CANTON -- Zumba instructors Stephanie Plaisted, Alisah Todd, Kim French and June Peoples will be “pumping it up” Zumba style for Healthy Heart Month on Saturday, Feb. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Lawrence University’s Newell Field House.
The event is free and open to everyone.