BOCES names St. Lawrence Central student as student of the month
The staff and administration at Seaway Career & Technical Education Center in Norwood are please to announce the selection of Jessyca Dimick as the Potsdam Rotary Club/Seaway Career & Technical Education Center Student of the Month for September 2010.
Jessyca, who is enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Program, is also a student at St. Lawrence Central. She is the daughter of Nancy Dimick.
New wood boiler rules on verge of approval would limit warm-weather use
A new set of regulations for outdoor wood boilers ensuring that new boilers burn 90 percent cleaner than older models has been submitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for approval.
The new rule would limit outdoor boiler use Upstate to September through May.
The season-limiting rule has upset owners who use their boilers for hot water year-round.
If approved by the state Environmental Board at its Oct. 25 meeting, the regulation would go into effect 30 days after its filing with the state Secretary of State.
Volunteers serving during 'Make a Difference Days' in Canton Friday and Saturday
CANTON – Community members are invited to join in during two days of volunteer service throughout the village on “Make a Difference Days” Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23.
This event is sponsored by the Newman Center, Canton Central School, SUNY Canton, St. Lawrence University and the Canton Chamber of Commerce.
Some of the service activities planned for this year are yard work and maintenance for the elderly homeowners, maintenance of the school playgrounds, cleanup at the village parks and other public sites around the village.
W. Potsdam Ladies' Auxiliary craft fair Saturday
WEST POTSDAM – A craft fair sponsored by the West Potsdam Ladies Auxiliary will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Potsdam Bingo Hall, Blanchard Road.
The fair will feature crafts, food, and raffles.
For more info, contact Mary Enslow at 268-1016.
Hopkinton Holy Cross Church Society Harvest Festival Dinner & Dance Saturday
HOPKINTON – Holy Cross Church Society is sponsoring a Harvest Festival Dinner & Dance on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Hopkinton Town Hall across from the Park on 11B.
A roast beef dinner with all of the trimmings will be served between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., followed by a dance featuring the Big Band sound of Jack Kelley's Little Big Band from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
A Raffle Drawing will be announced for a 1940s 30/30 Winchester Rifle, a collector’s item, as well as a long list of other prizes.
"The Road to Parishville," an oil painting by Bill Parmer, Winthrop, is one of the three paintings that earned him the Massena Artists Association's "Artist of the Year" award for 2010-11. His paintings, as well as work by 35 other MAA members, can be viewed at MAA's 26th Annual Membership Art Exhibit. It will be on display at the Massena Public Library through Friday, Oct. 29. To see a full story and list of all the winners, click here.
Massena Artists' Association announces art show winners
The Massena Artists Association is pleased to announce that Bill Parmer of Winthrop has been named Artist of the Year for 2010-11. This award is based on the three large oil paintings that he submitted to MAA’s Annual Membership Art Exhibit, entitled “The Road to Parishville,” “The McKensie Range in the Fall,” and “The Creek in Early Spring.”
Republican Scozzafava backing Democrat Owens in congressional race
Republican State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava formally endorsed Congressman Bill Owens in his reelection campaign for New York's 23rd Congressional District.
“At a time when our nation is polarized by partisan divide, Congressman Owens provides the type of leadership we need that will work across the aisle for the best interest of all the citizens of New York’s 23rd Congressional District,” said Scozzafava.
Canton men accused of Ft. Drum copper theft
CANTON -- St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies have charged two Canton men with theft of copper from Fort Drum after the pair were allegedly caught burning the metal to remove its coating before sale.
Deputies say a concerned citizen in Pyrites called them Oct. 14 complaining of open burning near the old rectory in Pyrites.
Joshua A. Pitts, 25, 7 Pink Schoolhouse Rd, and Robert P. Forsythe, 26, 800 Sykes Rd., were found by deputies burning long coils of copper wire in a wooded area near power lines.
Cider pressing at Madrid's Walker House Museum Saturday
MADRID – The Madrid Historical Society will be sponsoring a cider pressing demonstration at the Walker House Museum, 191 Cty. Rt. 31, Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
People can try their hand at making apple cider or using some of the antique farm equipment on display. The museum will be available for tours including its brand new room and displays.
This is the last day the Walker House Museum will be open for the season, and admission is free. Fresh cider, donuts, and apple treats will be served.