Massena Memorial Foundation holding auction for Ottawa Senators Package
MASSENA – The Massena Memorial Foundation is holding an auction for an Ottawa Senators Package.
The auction will run through March 12 with winners announced live on 1340 WMSA.
The winner will receive four tickets behind the Senator’s goal at Scotiabank Place, Ottawa. It also includes a preferred parking pass. Total value is $650.
Massena Martial Arts open house March 3
MASSENA - Massena Martial Arts hosts an open house at their new dojo at 1804 State Rt. 420, Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
There will be prizes, refreshments, karate demonstrations, karate and aikido sign-ups, and signups for a free woman’s self-defense class are being held during the open house.
Visit www.massenamartialarts.com for more info or call 764-5241.
St. Lawrence Valley Primitive Snowshoe Biathlon in Louisville this weekend
LOUISVILLE – The St. Lawrence Valley Primitive Snowshoe Biathlon at the Massena Rod and Gun Club this weekend is offering a three-day cabin-and-boat-slip package on the St. Lawrence as its grand prize.
The prize, courtesy of St. Lawrence River Experience in Waddington, goes to the best snowshoer and shooter in the competition, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Weekend weather: wet is the word in St. Lawrence County
Wet is the word this weekend in St. Lawrence County.
The National Weather Service is forecasting a good chance of rain or snow through Sunday night.
Chance of rain, snow or sleet is 80 percent tonight, with low temperatures around 33 degrees in the center of the county, the weather service says. Expected new snow and sleet accumulation is up to a half-inch.
Elizabeth "Betty" Weeks of Potsdam passed away peacefully at the age of 91 full years on February 28 after a brief illness at home in Sanford, Florida, where she was thoroughly enjoying her annual visit with her daughter. Betty died surrounded by her children and assisted by hospice "angels".
A memorial service is planned for later in the spring to allow Betty's many friends to celebrate her life and to lay her remains next to those of her husband of 56 years, Lewis Weeks, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton.
Colon cancer preventable with routine screening
To the Editor:
National Dress in Blue Day takes place Friday, March 2 as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dress in Blue Day is held annually in communities throughout the nation as a way to show support in the fight against colon cancer.
I’m taking part in Dress in Blue Day to promote colon cancer awareness, a disease that people rarely talk about. I’ve encouraged family, friends, businesses and community groups to get involved by wearing blue, the universal color of colon cancer.
Pedestrians, be smart
On my way home from work tonight, a pedestrian was walking along the side of the road just up from Walmart on U.S. Rt. 11 heading towards Potsdam. He appeared to be a young man with a backpack and he was dressed mostly in black. I had just merged into the right lane when I saw him and I had to swerve into the left lane to avoid hitting him.
Kids can handle it
“Too Little, Too Late” response (Sound Off, Feb. 15-21): 1) You’re on a college campus. Are you going to walk through the library and object to students studying too late at night? Are you in Club 99 to tell students, alumni and others that they are drinking too much? 2) Hockey is a high-energy, physical sport. Adrenaline gets the best of players, coaches and fans. If one is so worried about their precious, fragile children, there must be golf or tennis match you can attend. Great role models like John Daly and Serena Williams play those sports, right?
Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country / Community Health Center of the North Country employees dressed in blue to show their support for those affected by colorectal cancer. Today is National Dress In Blue Day.
Richville to get $5,000 in online Reader’s Digest contest for finishing 17th
RICHVILLE -- Richville has earned a $5,000 grant to be used for community projects and civic initiatives, according to unofficial results from Reader’s Digest’s We Hear You America campaign.
Richville steadily rose in the rankings during the course of the online voting to finish 17th. The voting ended yesterday, and Reader’s Digest announced it was awarding $5,000 each to the towns in ninth through 18th places.
Richville entered the contest hoping to score the $50,000 top prize, which went to Lake City, Iowa, which maintained a strong lead for most of the voting period.