Longtime Canton bar, restaurant demolished; 80 years of history recalled, including visit from Budweiser Clydesdales
Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 6:40 am

CANTON – The building where a longtime downtown eatery was housed was knocked down this week to make room for a new convenience store.

A Nice & Easy store is going up on Miner Street where Barr’s Restaurant – better known as Connie Barr’s – had sat for decades.

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Norwood Beach Triathlon accepting registrations
Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 6:35 am

NORWOOD -- This year’s Norwood Beach Triathlon, with a swim, a bike and a run, starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Norwood Beach Recreation Park on Lake Shore Drive.

The event will consist of a quarter-mile open water swim, 15-mile bike and four-mile run. Participants can choose to do the entire race as an individual or as part of a two- or three-member team.

All proceeds from this year’s race will go to two local organizations, the John C. Purvis Scholarship Fund and Hospice of St. Lawrence County.

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Potsdam Farmers’ Market now open Wednesdays
Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 6:33 am

POTSDAM – The Potsdam Farmer’s Market is now open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 28.

The Wednesday market will feature seasonal fruits and vegetables, meats, maple syrup, baked goods and crafts. EBT, WIC and seniors coupons are accepted.

The market is located behind the municipal parking lot on Main Street next to Ives Park downtown.

The Saturday Farmer’s Market will continue weekly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 29.

 

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Waddington library to host open house Aug. 3 to showcase new improvements
Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 6:31 am

WADDINGTON – The Waddington Hepburn Library will host an open house and dedication of the new reading area from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3.

The event will be an opportunity to showcase a number of improvements, additions and updates made over the past three years to both the building and services the library provides.

The official dedication of the Mildred Haggett Reading Area will also take place during the open house.

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Jarred Young, 6, of Black Lake, son of Dave & Penny Young, landed this large mouth bass all by himself while fishing in a "secret" location with his parents July 26.

Assemblywoman Russell concerned SUNY Canton president's possible departure affecting community
Friday, July 29, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Assemblywoman Addie Russell says she is concerned about the uncertainty in the community over speculation that SUNY Canton President Joseph Kennedy might be leaving the college.

An announcement from the 118th Assembly ‘River’ District Democrat notes that SUNY Canton educates many North Country residents, and is a large employer and major component of the fabric of Canton and the entire St. Lawrence County community.

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DeKalb pair wins Bassmasters Black Lake tournament, takes lead for Team of the Year
Friday, July 29, 2011 - 5:08 pm

 

BLACK LAKE – The Northern New York Bassmasters recently held their fourth tournament of the season at Black Lake.

Money winners were:

1st Place - Team Fred Morrill & Jim Morgan (DeKalb Junction) - 17.67 lbs

2nd Place - Team Bill Steinrotter & Arnold (Potsdam)- 14.97 lbs

3rd Place - James Moore & Greg Nichols (Gouverneur) - 14.52 lbs

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Hannawa Falls Fire Department Family Days to feature parade, music, fun for kids July 30, 31
Friday, July 29, 2011 - 5:03 pm

HANNAWA FALLS – Music, a parade and entertainment for the kids will all be part of the annual Hannawa Falls Fire Department Family Days Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 in the Hounds Haven Field.

A craft fair will be held both days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the field. Vendors will also be selling a variety of goodies, including donuts and coffee in the morning and summer fare such as hamburgers and hot dogs throughout the day.

A parade of area fire departments will wind its way down State Rt. 56 from the Back Hannawa Road to the field beginning at noon Sunday.

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'Beat the Heat' movie days at NYPA Visitors Center Mondays in August
Friday, July 29, 2011 - 5:02 pm

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will host its “Beat the Heat Summer Movie Days” on Mondays in August at the admission-free Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch in Massena.

The special summer campaign, which is in addition to the visitor center’s Friday matinee movie series, features a full day of free movies and popcorn every Monday during the months of August.

Family-friendly films will be shown at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the visitors center’s air-conditioned auditorium.

The schedule for August is:

Aug. 1:

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North Country Savings Bank recently donated $1,000 to the 14th annual Hobble Gobble Prediction Run/Walk. Derry Loucks, the founder, (right) hopes to see 600 participants and raise at least $15,000 to benefit such organizations as The Potsdam Holiday Fund, Helping Hands, Canton/Colton/Ogdensburg/Massena Neighborhood Centers, Potsdam Rescue Squad, The Dalton Guyette Fund and many more. This year the event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the West Potsdam Bingo Hall. Pictured with Loucks is Steve Thornton, North Country Savings Bank Marketing Director (left).