Wounded Warrior Project jamboree to be held Sept. 11 at Massena American Legion
MASSENA – A Wounded Warrior Project Jamboree will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at the American Legion, 40 E. Orvis St., beginning at 1 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Massena Memorial Hospital Veteran’s Clinic, AMVETS, VFW, DAV, Marine Corp League, American Legion, Shriners, Moose Lodge, Elks, and Italian/American Club.
Attendees will receive a ticket for door prizes with donations at the door
Cross-country rollerblader and fundraiser Shawn Hatch will be on hand, and there will be raffles, 50/50 every hour, snacks and bands.
Potsdam's Clarkson Inn, at 25, hosting open house Sept. 17
POTSDAM -- The Clarkson Inn will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an open house on Sept. 17.
The community is invited the open house at the Inn, One Main Street, on Friday, September 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Inn has seen many famous guests pass through its doors during its two-and-a-half decade history, among them Adam Sandler, and Dennis Miller, who donned a wig and glasses to maintain his anonymity. Actor and Clarkson alumnus M. Emmet Walsh, known for his cantankerous personality, reportedly told a desk clerk to “go smoke a beer and drink a cigar.”
Riverside Brass Quintet performs in Gouverneur Sunday
GOUVERNEUR – The Riverside Brass Quintet will present a concert on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Gouverneur.
The quintet is relatively new, having been organized in the spring of 2009.
The individual members are highly experienced brass players, active as performers and educators throughout the region. All five also perform in the Northern Symphonic Winds.
Additionally, each one of the five has some connection with the Crane School of Music.
Crash Course in Capoeira I in Canton Sept. 11, Potsdam Sept. 25
A one day intensive introduction to the art of Capoeira will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Yoga Loft, in Canton, and Saturday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council dance studio, Potsdam.
The price is $30.
Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian ritual “dance/fight/game,” that explores the basic symbolic structure of the game through metaphors communicated in movement, rhythm, and song.
This is a three-part lecture and participatory workshop (with a break for lunch). All levels of fitness are welcome.
'Magic' tourney in Massena Saturday
MASSENA – A DCI Sanctioned Legacy 'Magic: The Gathering' tournament will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11 at the Quality Inn, 10 West Orvis St.
An entry fee of $7 will be collected at the door.
For more information, call Jeff Whittaker at 393-5251.
Felt is best choice for treasurer
To the Editor:
I am writing to ask you and your readers to support and elect Kevin Felt as St. Lawrence County Treasurer.
Potsdam lacrosse alum selected in professional lacrosse draft
POTSDAM -- Ben McCullough, a four-year member of the SUNY Potsdam men's lacrosse team, was selected 13th overall by the Buffalo Bandits in the second round of the 2010 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft on Wednesday in Toronto.
McCullough, a midfielder from Brampton, Ontario, was a three-time All-State University of New York Athletic Conference performer during his standout career at Potsdam. He started all 15 games for the Bears last season, finishing among team leaders in points, goals and assists, and was named first-team All-SUNYAC.
Potsdam Bears to host 10 NCAA Division III teams at volleyball tournament Sept. 10-11
POTSDAM -- The SUNY Potsdam volleyball team will host the Victory Promotions Invitational Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11.
The tournament, which features 10 NCAA Division III teams from around New York state, will be played at Potsdam's Jerry Welsh Gymnasium and St. Lawrence's Burkman Gymnasium.
Button knows how to think outside the box
To the Editor:
David Button has been involved in the planning and management of budgets in a variety of organizations for which I’ve had first-hand knowledge and has done an exemplary job.
He is very easy to work with and is always a team builder.
Treasurer’s staffer says Felt has her support
To the Editor: