Drewiske, Moss lead Saints to 2-1 win at Vermont
St. Lawrence University captain Jacob Drewiske snapped a 1-1 tie with his fifth goal of the season with 3:57 to play and senior goaltender Robby Moss turned in an outstanding performance in goal as the Saints tipped the University of Vermont 2-1 to conclude pre-holiday competition in Burlington on Saturday night.
AAA Travel forecasting 1.4 percent increase in year-end holiday travel, but shorter trips than last year
AAA Travel is forecasting 91.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the 2011-12 year-end holiday travel season, a 1.4 percent increase over the 90.7 million people who traveled one year ago.
This year’s expected travel volume is the second highest in the past decade and represents 30 percent of the total U.S. population. AAA defines the holiday travel season as Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.
Heuvelton student placed on probation for truancy receives nursing scholarship
CANTON – A former Heuvelton student who was on probation for truancy is now a nursing student at SUNY Canton with a $1,000 scholarship from a helping agency with a program of alternatives to legal detention.
Public invited to go caroling through the village of Waddington Dec. 21
WADDINGTON – The Waddington Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join them for some caroling through the village Wednesday, Dec. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall Square.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided in the chamber office after caroling.
Graveside services for 87 year old Walter L. Kissam Sr., a resident of the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena and formerly of Colton, will be held in the spring at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Colton. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Mr. Kissam passed away Saturday afternoon at the St. Regis Nursing Home.
Margaret “Peg” Archambault, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in the comfort of her home, fulfilling her wish to spend Christmas with Jesus. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Parishville Volunteer Rescue Squad members expressed gratitude for the generosity of Parishville resident Shirley Haynes, who recently donated several handmade quilts to the squad to use as a comfort to young patients being transported in their ambulance. She made the gift in the name of her four-year old German shepherd therapy dog, Cash. Haynes said Cash recently passed all the test requirements and received the AKC’s Good Citizenship Award. Cash and Shirley have visited patients in hospitals and nursing homes in our area as a therapy dog.
Rep. Owens praises new USDA guidelines allowing for winter manure spreading in winter
Congressman Bill Owens has joined the New York Farm Bureau in praising new guidelines from the USDA that affect nutrient and waste management in the agriculture community.
Earlier this year, Congressman Owens wrote to the USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to consider a practical approach to a rule that would dictate how farmers dispose of their nutrient waste.
Alcoa Foundation awards $15,000 to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley for palliative care
Alcoa Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley to help with the organization's palliative care home support program.
The program helps seriously ill patients better manage their treatment at home and avoid re-admittance to the hospital.
Alcoa's Communications and Public Affairs Manager Laurie Marr recently presented the check to Executive Director of Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley Brian Gardam.
4-year-old among winners in Massena Chamber of Commerce coloring contest
MASSENA -- The Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce held recently held a coloring contest at “Santa comes to Massena.”
Jessica Lutes, 4 years old, was one of the winners for her age group.