Colton's Hank Ford being honored today by NYS Conservative Party in Albany
ALBANY - The New York State Conservative Party is presenting its J. Daniel Mahoney Award to St. Lawrence County Chair Henry “Hank” Ford of Colton at its 2011 Legislative Reception on Monday.
Ford, a resident of Colton, was born in the hamlet of South Colton and graduated from Colton Pierrepont Central School.
Today, he operates several successful businesses as well as residential and commercial rental properties.
Faculty recital to feature mezzo-soprano, pianist March 15 at Crane
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music will host a recital by Assistant Professor of Voice Lorraine Yaros Sullivan at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in Snell Music Theater.
The mezzo-soprano will perform alongside Kirk Severtson, chair of performance at Crane, on piano.
The recital will open with four French pieces by Georges Bizet and Sullivan will also sing six German works by Richard Strauss. Sullivan and Severtson will also perform the five-movement song cycle "A Charm of Lullabies" by Benjamin Britten.
New belly dance class begins March 21 in Canton
CANTON – At a new belly dance class starting March 21, teacher Basimah will emphasize the foundation of the art form.
The class, at St. Lawrence University’s Noble Center Dance Room 107 on Mondays from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. through April 25, will take dancers through a wide range of muscular drills and body positioning for women of all ages, sizes and body types.
Registration and payment of the $60 fee are due by Friday, March 18 at the St. Lawrence Fitness Center.
Clarkson alpine ski team closes out season in Sun Valley, Idaho
SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- Some unfortunate spills cost the Clarkson University Alpine Ski team any chance of besting its top performance at the USCSA National Championships, but the Golden Knights downhill skiers produced some impressive results last week in Idaho.
Clarkson's men placed 9th of 20 teams overall and the women came in 15th out of 20 teams in the combined standings.
Adam Kuenzler of Norwood Norfolk Central School, a student in the HVAC program at BOCES Seaway Tech, was recently named the Rotary Club of Potsdam BOCES student of the month. At a Rotary luncheon honoring Kuenzler, he met with Potsdam Rotarians and was commended for his hard work by Seaway Tech Instructor Jack Gardner. From left, Gardner, Potsdam Rotary Vocational Service Chair; Paul McGrath, Kuenzler, and his mother, Julie.
Irish social dancing event March 15 at Canton's TAUNY
CANTON – In honor of St. Patrick's Day, TAUNY is hosting an evening of Irish social dancing on Tuesday, March 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the TAUNY Center, 53 Main St.
Tara Uldrich, a SUNY Potsdam student who teaches Irish dance, will lead participants in this fun group dance.
Come with or without a partner, and be sure to bring water and wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
The cost is $8 for TAUNY members and $12 for non-members.
Pre-registration is requested by calling 386-4289 or emailing [email protected].
Jazz improv workshop March 15 in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Arts Council will host a Jazz Improv Workshop with musician Larry Ham Tuesday, March 15 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 230 of Clarkson University’s downtown Snell Hall, 41 Elm St.
Ham began his career with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. He recently released two critically acclaimed CDs. The class is for all levels of musicians who want to improve their jazz improvisation skills.
Musicians should bring their instruments and voices. Admission is $15 at the door; no advance registration is required.
Unitarian church seeks nominations for Rachel Somers Grant Award
CANTON -- The Unitarian Universalist Church is seeking nominations for the 2011 Rachel Somers Grant award, given to recognize individuals making a difference in our community.
Grant was a teacher and activist who lived in Canton from 1977 until her death in 1990. She was involved in a variety of community groups.
Recent recipients include Phil Harnden, director of Garden Share, educator Carol Neubert, and Anne Marsh and Wade Wheelock, ministers emeritus of the Canton UU Church.
Potsdam High School grad writes 'I Killed the Man Who Wasn't There'
A Potsdam High School graduate and former securities broker is taking his creative urges to the Web with his third book published online.
The ebook “I Killed the Man who Wasn’t There,” a collection of four pieces by Darrel B. Nelson, has just been published and is available for free at smahswords.com.