Degrasse UMC to hold candlelight service Dec. 18
DEGRASSE – Degrasse United Methodist Church will hold their annual candlelight service Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., with lighting of the memorial tree.
Refreshments will follow.
All are welcome.
This photo of Prof. Bill Dart of West Potsdam was taken on the steps of Clarkson University's "Old Main" in the early 1920s. He was a nephew of the Honorable William Dart. He was born on the family farm in West Potsdam and attended school there. Bill is a graduate of Clarkson and taught there for 40 years. Submitted by his daughter, Kathryn Dart Vivlamore.
Movies free blind Potsdam man’s imagination
By MAUREEN PICHÉ
POTSDAM – On more than one occasion, SUNY Potsdam art professor Laura Fair-Shulz has asked former student Andrew Brink to speak to her class about the use of movies to develop imagination.
Brink talks in great detail about his beloved sci-fi and horror films—a huge private collection that rivals a video store—yet he’s never actually “seen” one.
BOCES adult education winter, spring class listings now available online
Adult education classes offered by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES are now available online.
The Winter/Spring 2012 course catalog can be viewed at www.sllboces.org/Page/185.
A wide variety of classes are offered, including welding, blueprint reading, healthcare clerical, nurse assistant, computer skills, heating and ventilation, mechanics, work readiness, and GED preparation.
Also offered are math, reading and writing classes scaled to individuals’ levels, CPR classes and many online offerings.
Ogdensburg’s Remington Museum receives $5,000 to restore 1810 historic Parish Mansion
OGDENSBURG - SeaComm Federal Credit Union announces a gift of $5,000 in support of the Remington Museum's project to restore its 1810 historic Parish Mansion.
“The museum that is rich in North Country history, has an international following, and is extremely significant to our regional tourism economy, is a cornerstone of the greater Ogdensburg community," said SeaComm President & Chief Executive Officer Scott A. Wilson.
Snowshoe outings planned at Indian Creek Nature Center on Dec. 18, Jan. 8
RENSSELAER FALLS – The Indian Creek Nature Center has two snowshoe outings planned, a winter trek Dec. 18 and tracking animal prints on Jan. 8.
Ann Spencer will lead an easy snowshoe ramble at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. They will check for tracks and birds, and then have s’mores by the fire. They suggest bringing extra mittens for the kids. Call Ann at 379-1383 for more details.
Gregory and Joseph Mastro help their mom, Katherine, cut their Christmas tree down in Canton.
State police looking for leads on would-be robber who pulled knife on Massena cashier
MASSENA – State police are looking for the perpetrator of an attempted armed robbery that occurred Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at the Corner Store, located at the intersection of State Rts. 37 and 37C.
The attempted robber entered the store and demanded money from the cashier while displaying and threatening the use of a knife.
The perpetrator fled the store on foot and has not been apprehended.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, or may have seen anyone suspicious in the area, they are asked to call the New York State Police at 379-0012.
Rep. Owens votes to approve bipartisan appropriations bill
As legislators prepare to head home to their districts for the holidays, Congress approved nine spending bills necessary to continue services for New Yorkers and fund the federal government for fiscal year 2012.
Congressman Bill Owens voted Friday in favor of the bipartisan agreement on H.R. 2055, the Fiscal Year 2012 Final Consolidated Appropriations Bill, passed the House by a vote of 296-121, with a majority of House Republicans supporting the bill.
Canton U.U. Church to host traditional holiday concert with Barb Heller, Danny Gotham Dec. 18
CANTON – The Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton will celebrate the holidays again this year with a concert of traditional holiday music by Barb Heller and Danny Gotham.
Everyone is welcome to the concert and sing-along in the church sanctuary Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.
This year's concert donations will benefit GardenShare, a locally led nonprofit organization seeking to end hunger and strengthen food security in the North Country.