The local band Slightly Twisted performed outdoors on the beautiful evening of Aug. 3 at the Gazebo in downtown Colton in celebration of Raquette River Awareness Week. The energetic band, composed of brothers Josh and Dan Deleel from Norfolk and Nick Rycroft from Colton (left to right), performed a variety of country, classic, and contemporary music. This was the third in a series of Colton Riverside Gazebo Performances sponsored by the Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee this summer. Photo by Ruth McWilliams
Clarkson announces freshmen recruits for women's basketball team
POTSDAM – Second-year head Clarkson University Women’s Basketball head coach John Hampton has brought in a freshman class of five promising players.
Brooke Butkovsky, Raeanne Clabeaux, Taliah Pounds, Jovanna Snead, and Leighann Tomita will join eight veterans from last season to produce a team that hopes to vie for a spot in the Liberty League post-season come late February 2012.
Hampton had glowing comments regarding each as the team looks to turn the corner starting this fall.
Clarkson lacrosse coach heads USAAI team in Czech Republic, Germany
POTSDAM -- This summer, Clarkson University women's lacrosse head coach Kathryn Durki served as one of the coaches for USA Athletes International in the Czech Republic and Germany.
Durki and Georgia Tech women's lacrose player Georgina Schaefer Durki headed a group of players that came from all over the map of Division I, Division II, and Division III, including players from Georgia Tech, Indiana Tech, and Western New England College.
The team completed a 4-1 record from June 15th to June 24th, losing in the championship game in Berlin by a single goal.
Canton, Potsdam SUNYs at forefront of state plan to create regional partnerships
The SUNY colleges in Canton and Potsdam will be at the forefront of a plan outlined today by the State University of New York creating partnerships among schools in a number of regions to share resources for efficiency and improved course offerings.
SUNY administration and campus presidents will collaboratively develop and implement regional SUNY Campus Alliance Networks, according to an announcement today by SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher outlining the plan.
North Country’s FC Freeze goes undefeated
This year’s Boys U-16 FC Freeze soccer team did not lose a single game during its regular season schedule in the Northern New York Youth Soccer League.
The team, composed of players from central St. Lawrence County, won five and tied three, finishing second to the Watertown Rhinos, a team that Freeze tied in its final league game of the season.
Sweet Adelines perform at Morristown summer concert series Monday
MORRISTOWN – The Morristown Gateway Museum summer concert series will continue Monday, Aug. 8 when the Sweet Adelines perform at Chapman Park.
Other performances will include Jack Kelly's Little Big Band, Aug. 15; Tas Cru, Aug. 20; and Mark Mason, Aug. 22.
All concerts are held at Chapman Park from 7 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Bring a lawn chair. In the event of rain, they will be held at the museum.
What is with all the noise complaints at Casbah? It’s a bar at night and it’s downtown! In the summer windows and doors are open and you can hear the music. And why just Casbah? There are other noise makers downtown. Makes me think this is personal. If you are an early to bed, early to rise person than you picked the wrong place to live. It’s time to move and investigate your new area better.
Cougars in area?
My daughter and I stopped for a cougar crossing near Lowes in 2009. A few days later, my other daughter saw a cougar down Sissonville Road from her school bus as it loaded kids. It was slinking across the backyards near a swingset,, DEC says they aren’t here?. Well good enough, because we dont need them hunted.
Sun returning today and tomorrow before clouds build back in
Mostly sunny skies and moderate temperatures will return for the next couple of days, as the clouds over the St. Lawrence Valley move out during the mid-day hours today and temperatures reach the low 80s, according to the National Weather Service.
Skies will be mostly clear tonight with lows around 55 with some fog, particularly in valleys.
Mostly sunny skies will continue on Friday with daytime temperatures reaching about 84. Friday night, clouds move in with lows around 60, cooler in higher elevations.