Rosemarie Ann Oelschlager, age 73, of Syracuse, NY and formerly of Russell and Bay Shore, NY, passed away on Saturday, February 09, 2013 surrounded by her family. Her husband, Louis, of 39 years predeceased her in 1997.
Mrs. Ruth “Ruthie” Taylor, 89, of Potsdam, passed away on February 9, 2013 with her loving family by her side.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February, 13th at 10:30 a.m. at the Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam. Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Service on Tuesday the 12th from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory can be made to the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad and/or to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley.
Arrangements for a memorial service for Mr. Raymond C. LaBar, 77, are incomplete with the Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam. Mr. LaBar died on Feb. 9, 2013 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. He was a resident of Parishville.
A funeral for 93-year old Mrs. Agatha M. “Gay” Hanson will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam with Pastor Lee Sweeney officiating. A spring burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Parishville. Friends may call at the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam on Monday from 2:00 to 4 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Mrs. Hanson died February 8, 2013 at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena. She was a lifelong resident of Potsdam.
Bruce Dana of Morristown said this sunset was full of "intense colors lasting almost 30 minutes before fading." This shot was taken near Jacques Cartier state park near Morristown. "I tried to get my camera and me to the highest vantage point to get the beautiful colors reflecting in the St. Lawrence River ice."
New York State receives $185.8 million federal grant to create State Health Benefit Exchange
New York State will receive $185.8 million federal grant to implement its State Health Benefit Exchange designed to help New Yorkers obtain affordable health insurance coverage.
“The creation of an easy-to-use Health Exchange is an important step to reduce the number of uninsured New Yorkers and make health insurance more affordable for individuals, families and small businesses,” Governor Cuomo said. “This latest grant is a reflection of New York¹s leadership in creating an effective Exchange and will help us to build on the progress we have already achieved.”
Sisters playing same stage role, one in Canton and one out West in Washington
CANTON -- Hannah Harvester and her sister Helen are both performing the part of Tracy in “The Philadelphia Story” -- on opposite ends of the country.
Hannah is starring as Tracy in the Grasse River Players upcoming rendition of the play for Canton¹s Winterest. Her sister Helen will also star as Tracy, but in a Harlequin Productions version in Olympia, Wash.
Hyde-Stone Mechanical of Potsdam establishes charitable foundation with Northern New York Community Foundation
POTSDAM -- Hyde-Stone Mechanical Contractors, with an office in Potsdam, has established a charitable foundation within the Northern New York Community Foundation with an initial $100,000 gift.
The new foundation will enable the company to formalize its reinvestment efforts in support of nonprofit organizations and schools in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, and Clinton counties.
Annual Battle of the Bands Charity Fest to be held Mar. 16 in Massena
MASSENA -- The fifth annual Battle of the Bands Charity Fest will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Lawrence Centre Arena.
Proceeds will benefit Raquette Valley Habitat for Humanity.
Bands interested in playing at the event must register with the St. Lawrence Centre Mall office at 764-1001 or [email protected].
There is a non-refundable $20 registration fee.
The deadline to register is March 1.
Lifetree Café to discuss state of marriage in Chipman Feb. 11
CHIPMAN -- Lifetree Café will discuss the state of marriage at the Monday, Feb. 11 meeting at 7 p.m.
The free program, titled “Is Marriage Obsolete? Why More People Are Saying, ‘I Don’t,’” will examine declining marriage rates.
“With divorces on the rise and people getting married later or not marrying at all, the institution of marriage is coming under fire,” said Lifetree representative Craig Cable. “Some wonder if marriage is an outdated concept and is still needed.”