St. Mary's in Potsdam announces Christmas mass schedule
POTSDAM – St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Potsdam will hold Christmas Eve Mass Friday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass, Saturday, Dec. 25 at 10 p.m.
Assemblyman-elect Blankenbush vows to fight wood-burning boiler ban
Assemblyman-elect Ken Blankenbush says he will make a special trip to Albany to help bring attention to what he calls “the Department of Environmental Conservation’s deceptive and secretive effort to push through a wood-burning boiler ban.”
If implemented, Blankenbush said, the measure “could mean a drastic costly impact for North Country rural families and farmers. The Black River resident was elected in November to the 122nd District seat previously held by Deidre Scozzafava.
Norfolk man arrested for allegedly trying to get rid of wife's dog
NORFOLK – A Norfolk man has been arrested for allegedly falsely claiming his wife’s dog was a stray.
According to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies, Christopher A. Bernard, 45, of 422 Regan Rd., was charged Sunday with falsely reporting an incident third degree for reporting to the town animal control officer that a beagle dog was a stray.
The animal control officer picked up the dog and took it to the Potsdam Animal Shelter.
Pagan Solstice celebration Dec. 21 in Canton
CANTON – All are invited to attend a Pagan Solstice family celebration at historic Herring-Cole Hall on the campus of St. Lawrence University on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.
Bring musical instruments to join in as a circle of sound is created to welcome the returning sun.
Items of non-perishable food for donation to our local food pantries will be gratefully accepted.
This is a production of Let’s Drum! For further information, email [email protected].
Richard Elliott, left, and son, Richard Shore, look over the remains of their barn on 184 Austin Ridge Rd., Norwood, early Monday morning. Shore noticed an 'orange glow' coming from outside the house around 2:30 a.m. and alerted his father, Richard Elliott. Elliott ran outside in his bare feet and was able to get their car, 4-wheeler and fishing rods out before the barn became engulfed in flames. "We're lucky it was put out before the fire got to the house...it was close, the siding had started to buckle," said Elliott. NorthCountryNow.com photo by Debbie Morgan.
AARP luncheon Dec. 21 at Potsdam American Legion
POTSDAM – The St. Lawrence County AARP Chapter 2831 will hold a luncheon and meeting for chapter members and their guests on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at the Potsdam American Legion.
To reserve, phone: 769-3168, 393-11197, 265-3102, 384-4386.
New members should bring their national AARP cards with them to the meeting. Following at 1:30 p.m., there will be a guest speaker, Rachel Browning, ventriloquist and chalk artist.
Norwood barn totally destroyed by early morning fire; four departments respond
NORWOOD -- A barn was totally destroyed early this morning after a fire swept through the structure.
Norwood firefighters responded at 2:51 a.m. to the 184 Austin Ridge Rd. structure owned by Richard Eilliot.
Richard Shore noticed an 'orange glow' coming from outside the house around 2:30 a.m. and alerted his father, Richard Elliott.
With help from community, Clarkson University sends care packages to ROTC alumni in Iraq, Afghanistan
POTSDAM – With help from across the community, Clarkson University has again sent care packages to Army ROTC alumni serving the nation in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Twenty-seven boxes were packed and sent out this year, which included personal care items, homemade cookies and breads, non-perishable food items, magazines, newsletters, holiday cards and "school pride" gifts such as pennants and bookstore memorabilia.
Danny Gotham, Barb Heller to perform 24th annual holiday concert Dec. 21 in Canton
CANTON – Danny Gotham and Barb Heller will play their 24th annual benefit Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 3 1/2 E. Main St.
Proceeds from this year’s concert will support the church’s Caring Fund, which provides financial help for members and friends experiencing unexpected emergency needs.
Donations will be accepted at the door.