Sally Hartman displays some of the artist trading (porcelain) cards and buttons that will be made at the workshops at Ladies First gallery in Rensselaer Falls beginning Aug. 5 and running throughout the month. For more information call Sally at 344-8882 or visit www.ladiesfirstgallery.com. Photo by David Hartman.
Participants, volunteers sought for annual GEAR adventure race Sept. 25
The Health Initiative's fourth annual GEAR event on Saturday, Sept. 25.
GEAR is a fund-raising adventure race with canoeing, on and off road biking, trail running and walking, and mystery challenges to be held somewhere in the wilds of St. Lawrence County.
Part of the adventure is the secrecy of the race location, which is made known two days before the event.
Zumba classes Saturday mornings in Norwood
NORWOOD – Zumba classes will be offered Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Norwood Municipal Building.
Cost is $5 a class and registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Alisah at: [email protected].
Slic Network Solutions getting $28 million Recovery Act award for broadband development in St. Lawrence County
POTSDAM -- Slic Network Solutions, Inc. will receive nearly $28 million from a broadband expansion program under the federal Recovery Act announced today by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
Potsdam-based Slic, using the award of $27,832,767, proposed the construction of 660 miles of fiber optic cable in St Lawrence County.
Aubertine relieved yet regretful at end of Albany budget process
In a statement after final passage of the state budget Tuesday, North Country state Sen. Darrel Aubertine expressed relief that the process was complete and regret that it lasted so long.
Aubertine’s statement follows:
“Today, we closed down the budget process by passing a revenue bill that keeps my commitment to the people of Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties to block the governor’s proposed new taxes. After months of frustration that we all felt, this budget, while far from perfect, is a considerable improvement on where we were April 1.
Norwood Beach Triathlon swim/bike/run is Aug. 21
NORWOOD – The Norwood Beach Triathlon will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday Aug. 21 at the Norwood Beach Recreation Park, Lake Shore Drive.
The race consists of a ¼-mile open water swim, 15-mile bike and 4-mile run.
Participants can choose to do the entire race as an individual or as a two- or three-member team.
All benefits from this year’s race will go to two local organizations: The John C. Purvis Scholarship Fund and St. Lawrence County Health Initiative.
Waddington Homecoming events include parade, fireworks, big picnic this weekend
WADDINGTON – Family and friends will return to celebrate summer in their St. Lawrence River community Friday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 8 during Waddington Homecoming 2010.
Events this year include a sand castle contest, go-cart races, a parade, bed races, fireworks and a community picnic. The theme of the weekend is A Salute to Railroads.
Paying rent would get new toilet seat
To the Editor:
I would like to reply to Terry Niles’ letter “Robar Doesn’t Deserve Free Press Coverage” (July 28-Aug. 3).
If you are the Terry Niles that rented a trailer from me, I could put a new toilet seat on your toilet if you had paid your rent.
Hank Robar, Potsdam
Longer blood drive hours needed
I read online this morning where blood donations are down this summer. I am a person who tries to give blood at every opportunity as I have a rare blood type and always give double red. The last two blood drives sponsored through C-PH were not at all convenient. My workplace does not honor giving blood as a reason to flex my day. I don’t have enough time at lunch to give and when the drives end at 4 p.m., it is just impossible to get there.
Hannawa Falls, Newton Falls residents receive degrees from Ithaca College
The following local residents were among 344 students from Ithaca College who received degrees during the College's commencement ceremony held in May 2010.
• Karine Russell, daughter of John and Nancy Russell of Newton Falls, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the college's School of Humanities and Sciences.
• Matthew Burrows, son of Ann Burrows of Hannawa Falls, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the college's School of Humanities and Sciences.