Childhood home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s husband now open for season
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 8:07 am

BURKE – The Wilder Homestead, boyhood home of the husband of author Laura Ingalls Wilder, is open daily through Sept. 30.

Located east of Malone on County Route 23, the Wilder Homestead offers tours of the museum, barns and childhood home of Almanzo Wilder. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The last tour begins at 3 p.m. each day.

Admission is $7.50 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $4 for ages 6 to 16 and free under age five. The website address is www.almanzowilderfarm.com.

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Strawberry Festival Dinner in Ogdensburg June 29
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 8:06 am

OGDENSBURG – A Strawberry Festival Dinner will be held Wednesday, June 29 at the Amvets Clubrooms from 4 to 7 p.m.

The dinner costs $5 and includes Angus burgers, macaroni salad, potato salad and desserts. The cost for a large strawberry shortcake is $2 and $1 for small, plus many other strawberry desserts.

The event benefits the Ladies Auxiliary community-based charities.

 

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William J. DuBois, 79, Buckton
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 7:33 am

William J. DuBois, 79, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at his home, peacefully with his family and Hospice caring for his needs. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.

Mr. DuBois was born on June 24, 1931 in Malone, son of the late Leon O. and Anna R. Roy DuBois. He attended Buckton School and then St. Joseph’s Academy in Brasher Falls. In 1950, he entered the U. S. Navy, served during the Korean War, and received a Honorable Discharge in 1953. He married Shirley Hartson on February 20, 1971 at St. Patrick Church in Brasher Falls.

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The Class of 2011 at Hugh C. Williams High School in Canton posed this morning for their final senior shot before heading to graduation tonight at 7 p.m. in SLU's Appleton Arena. To find out who else is graduating tonight and tomorrow, click here. Photo by Two Guys and a Camera.

 

 

State Supreme Court candidate Silvestri in Gouverneur Saturday
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:02 pm

GOUVERNEUR -- State Supreme Court candidate John Silvestri continues his “Diner Tour” Saturday in Gouverneur, to introduce himself to voters in the Fourth Judicial District.

Silvestri will be visiting Jumbo’s Diner, 54 North Woods Rd., at 4 p.m. Saturday, and other diners in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton counties.

Silverstri has been endorsed by the St. Lawrence County Democratic

Executive Committee.

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Marine law enforcement increases on St. Lawrence River this weekend for Operation Dry Water
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 5:01 pm

Boaters on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario this weekend might see an increased marine law enforcement presence as federal, state and local agencies participate in Operation Dry Water, scheduled for this weekend.

Operation Dry Water, an annual nationwide enforcement "surge" during the last weekend of June, is aimed at boating under the influence, a leading contributor to boating accidents and fatalities.

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Higley Flow State Park summer events begin Saturday with 'Birds of Prey'
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 4:59 pm

COLTON – Higley Flow State Park will offer a variety of nature program, a musical presentation and other events this summer.

All are free and open to the public. However, a vehicle use fee may be charged.

The programs will include:

• Birds of Prey, Saturday, June 25, 7 p.m., at the beach pavilion. Mark Manshe of Adirondack Raptors will bring a few birds of prey to showcase their skills and beauty. He will also provide interesting facts about the birds.

• Sand-building competition, every Saturday at 2 p.m. from June 25 to Aug. 13, on the beach.

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Michael M. Gardner, 87, Ogdensburg
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 3:58 pm

Graveside services for Michael M. Gardner, 87, of Untied Helpers Nursing Home and formerly of Chaumont, will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery in Marion. Mr. Gardner passed away on June 23 at United Helpers Nursing Home.

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Ida Mae L. White, 89, Brasher Falls
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 3:55 pm

A Mass of Resurrection for Ida Mae L. White, 89, Brasher Falls, will be held on Tuesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Hogansburg, with Rev. Martin Cline presiding. Friends and family will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Ida Mae passed away on June 23 at Massena Memorial Hospital.

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Marion E. Peck, 85, Gouverneur
Friday, June 24, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Marion E. Peck, age 85, passed away on Thursday, June 23, at the E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur.

Calling hours will be at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur on Monday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed by her funeral service at 12 p.m. officiated by Rev. William Hart. Burial will be in the East Riverside Cemetery.