Whiteface Oktoberfest spotlights Bavarian food, drink, entertainment Oct. 2-3
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 5:05 pm

WILMINGTON – The 19th annual Whiteface Oktoberfest is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3. There’s fun for the entire family with activities including original vendors, arts and crafts, children's rides including the popular hayride, Bavarian food, drink, entertainment, and new this year; 60-second challenges.

Oktoberfest will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A complimentary shuttle service will be provided both days.

Admission is $15 for adults, $9 for juniors and seniors and gondola rides are $12.

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Remington museum juried art exhibit featuring local artists now open through Jan. 8
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 5:02 pm

OGDENSBURG – The Frederic Remington Art Museum's NYS Juried Art Exhibit 2010 has opened in the museum's Richard E. Winter Gallery.

Juror Karen Shelby selected 23 works to be in the exhibition, which opened Sept. 25 and will remain on view through Jan. 8.

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The Potsdam Public Museum has received a $250 "Local Community Contribution" from Walmart. The museum, a part of the Village of Potsdam, applied for this grant to purchase supplies for children's crafts and activities as part of the Holiday Exhibit program at the museum. Each year, hundreds of area school children come to the museum the first few weeks of

December to view the exhibit. This year, the exhibit will be on "ICE" - ice cutting, ice storms, ice skating and ice carnivals.

Canton and Potsdam college students find renting textbooks may not always save money
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 2:24 pm

By CRAIG FREILICH

More college students are renting textbooks than in the past, but it may cost them more, not less, according to some local bookstore managers.

Stores have for a long time bought back used books from students, and resold them for a lot less than full price, as long as the book is still in demand. But recently, book rentals at less than full price have come on the scene, presented as a way to deal with the “sticker shock” students face when shelling out hundreds of dollars a semester for textbooks.

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Next 'NextWave' mixer in Potsdam Friday evening
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 2:23 pm

POTSDAM—Nextwave, St. Lawrence County’s young professionals organization, invites members and newcomers to mingle and share their ideas at the group’s next monthly mixer from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at La Casbah, 6 Elm St.

Newcomers are welcome, and Nextwave members are encouraged to reconnect over a drink, and to bring their colleagues and friends along.

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Gun & knife show at Brasher K of C Saturday and Sunday
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 2:20 pm

BRASHER FALLS – A gun and knife show will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Many dealers will be present with all kinds of hunting, fishing, archery and sporting items. Dealers wishing to reserve tables should call Phil Davis at 389-4627.

A concession will serve food all day, and breakfast will be served each morning until 11 a.m. Admission is $3 for adults, and under 12 free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Intro to Maculele classes Oct. 2 and 30 in Potsdam
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 2:19 pm

POTSDAM -- The SLC Arts Council hosts Aluna Vaqueira’s Introduction to Maculele two Saturdays, Oct. 2 and 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. Students may register for either or both classes.

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White seeks votes for county coroner
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:19 pm

To the Editor:

My name is Joseph White, and I am seeking election on November 2 as St. Lawrence County Coroner and am asking for your support. As a native of St. Lawrence County, funeral director for 35 years and owner of O’Leary Funeral Service in Canton for the past 25, I feel I have the necessary experience to be a respectable, professional and efficient coroner.

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Take your voting responsibility seriously
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:18 pm

To the Editor:

At the Board of Elections in Canton about 2:30 p.m. today (9/22/10) the counting of the absentee votes for the Northern New York area was completed.

The results: Doug Hoffman 100 votes, Doheny 176.

The experience of watching this operation was very educational. There were almost 2,000 votes in action. These votes covered several different positions. Not all concerned the NY 23rd Congressional district.

The major problem was people did not think it important enough to get out to vote in a “primary election.”

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Breastfeeding at work
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:17 pm

I am very concerned about the work conditions some North Country employers are creating for our area breastfeeding Moms. I have spoken to several recently that wearily and resignedly share with me things that managers and co-workers have done or said to make them feel disgusting and scorned, having made acceptable arrangements to pump in an empty co-worker’s office or room only to be told she must use the bathroom or her car. This is discriminatory and I think unacceptable.

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