Breakfast with Santa Dec. 19 at Potsdam American Legion
POTSDAM – The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 74, St. Hwy. 345, will have breakfast with Santa Sunday, Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The cost for children 12 and under is $4.
For more info, contact 353-2567.
First co-ed charity hockey challenge in Massena Dec. 18
MASSENA – The public is invited to St. Lawrence Centre’s first annual Co-Ed Charity Hockey Challenge Dec. 18, sponsored by the Massena Fire Hockey Team.
The event will help raise money for Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
The game schedule:
• 8:30 a.m. - Massena Fire Vs. Usherwood Office Technology
• 9:45 a.m. - Massena Fire Vs. United Parcel Service
• 11 a.m. - United Parcel Service Vs. Usherwood Office Technology
• 12:30 p.m. -championship game
In Massena, a promise to 'pay kindness forward'
I could have had a disastrous time at the Massena mall on Friday the 17th of December. I went Christmas shopping with my two-month-old, who was not happy about our little shopping trip. One merchant offered me the couch in her store to feed the baby, which I thought was very generous. Another merchant offered to carry my bags all the way to other end of the mall and out to my car. But the kicker is the woman in the bathroom who hears my distress at forgetting to bring diapers, and offers to go out to the food court to beg a diaper from any person who has a baby.
Students at Norwood-Norfolk Elementary asked Santa to help them shop for their parents and loved ones during a recent visit to Santa's Secret Shop. The event was hosted by National Junior Honor Society. Proceeds were donated to Angel Tree. Back row: Alisabeth Furnace, Zeb Brown, Coby Munson, Santa (Doug Belt), Georgia Sessions, Cheyne Voss. Front row: David O'Brien, Austin Cousineau, Alexis Delosh, Brandin Cousineau
Funeral services for John "Bullet" E. Murphy, 43 of Cty Rte #14, Madrid. will be held Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. at St. John's the Baptist Church in Madrid with Rev. Msgr. Robert Lawler officiating and Rev. Msgr. John Murphy concelebrating.
Interment with full Military Honors will be held at St John's Cemetery in the Spring. John E. (Bullet) Murphy died Friday December 17 at Claxton Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg.
Mark S. Oakes, 58, of Sweet Flag Estates, passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 17, at Massena Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since December 8.
Mark was born September 25, 1952, in Syracuse, the son of Gabriel and Edna Oakes. He was a graduate of Salmon River Central School. He was a Wolf Clan member. Until its closure, Mark worked for the Marcellus Casket Company in Syracuse. He enjoyed reading and traveling.
A mass of Christian Burial for Raymond J. McGee, 84, Potsdam, will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p,m.
Online condolences can be sent at www.garnerfh.com. Contributions in his memory can be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Mr. McGee passed away on Friday, December 17, at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
Snowy Thursday had troopers mopping up after accidents in Lisbon, Russell, Hermon, Lawrence, Canton, Fowler, Louisville
On a snowy Thursday in the North Country, New York State Police report investigating seven vehicle accidents in St. Lawrence County, one in which a person was injured.
One person was reported hurt in a two-vehicle crash in the town of Lisbon at about 2 p.m. Thursday. Troopers say vehicles driven by Ronald E. Self, 30, Ogdensburg, and Charles R. Stailey, 38, Roaring Springs, Pa., collided on Rt. 37 near Five Mile Line Road.
Caleb M. Gillan, 17, of DeKalb, was in an accident in the town of Russell along Cty. Rt 21 near Lafaver Road at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Colton's Zion Episcopal has seasonal music concert Friday night
COLTON – Zion Episcopal Church’s Fall into Fall Series concludes on Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. with a program of seasonal music performed by The Ad Hoc Singers directed by Sondra Goldsmith Proctor. Included on the concert are arrangements of familiar Christmas carols and compositions arranged and penned by some of the finest choral composers from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Malcomb Archer, Reginald Jacques, John Joiubert, Sir David Wilcocks, John Rutter, John Taverner and William Mathias are all represented.
Norwood United Methodist sponsors 'Blue Christmas' Sunday for people having a hard time
NORWOOD – The Norwood United Methodist Church will be having a “Blue Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary.
This service is for people who have a harder time than others during the holiday season, whether through loss, depression, or loneliness.