Mary McGee Memorial 5K Walk/Run slated for Saturday in Waddington
WADDINGTON – The Mary McGee Memorial 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Mary Sharlow McGee Scholarship Fund at Madrid-Waddington Central School will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m., beginning at Island View Park with sign-ups prior.
The cost is $10 adults and $5 children under 18.
Refreshments will be served at the finish line.
For more information, call Nancy Oakes at 528-0565.
Remembrance reception for quilter, knitter held in Potsdam Oct. 9
POTSDAM – A remembrance reception will be held for quilter and knitter Lorre Belt Saturday, Oct. 9, 4 to 6 p.m. at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 51 Market St.
Examples of her quilts, sweaters, socks and samplers will be on display through Oct. 30 at the council.
In this special exhibit, Lorre’s family shares the beauty of her creations in her memory.
Aubertine, too, gets an 'A' from NRA
Saying it "does not endorse conservatives, it endorses Second Amendment supporters," the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund, the leading group in support of gun owners’ rights, has endorsed Democratic state Sen. Darrel Aubertine for re-election, giving the Senator an A rating.
That matches the A rating Aubertine's Republican opponent in the 48th Senate district race, St, Lawrence County Clerk Patty Ritchie, has received.
Coroner Sienkiewycz picks up re-election endorsements
St. Lawrence County Coroner James Sienkiewycz has received the endorsements of Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell and Sen. Darrel Aubertine in his campaign for re-election.
Gouverneur Chamber's Oktoberfest Saturday in the park
GOUVERNEUR – The Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 3rd annual Oktoberfest on Saturday Oct. 9 in the Village Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Featured events will include an apple pie baking contest, bed races, pretzel eating dontest, many games for adults and children, crafters and food vendors, beer wagon and wine tasting and the first scarecrow building event.
To register for some events and for more information contact gouverneurchamber.net or the Chamber Office at 287-0331.
Arts Council offering Halloween-themed workshops in Potsdam
POTSDAM –Rich Tenace, magician, performer and mentalist, is offering two classes at the SLC Arts Council in October. Prepare for Halloween parties and celebrations by learning some new skills.
Pelkey, Bacon take on new responsibilities at Community Bank System, Inc.
POTSDAM – Community Bank System, Inc., a registered bank holding company with over 160 branches throughout Upstate New York and Pennsylvania, announces that Duane M. Pelkey and Ron Bacon will assume additional Commercial Banking Team Leader responsibilities for the entire northern region of New York upon the retirement of Michelle Pfaff at the end of 2010.
Pelkey has been leading a team of commercial and business bankers since April, 2010 and will concentrate on the entire St. Lawrence region.
Newton Falls resident reenlists with Army National Guard
Major General Patrick A. Murphy, the Adjutant General, has announced recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.
Staff Sergeant Dwayne White from Newton Falls has reenlisted to continue service with the Company B, Recruiting & Retention Command.
Red Knights grateful for help with ride for CPANC
To the Editor:
The Third Annual Red Knight Chapter 35 Motorcycle Charity Ride for the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country was held on July 10. Monies raised will be used to provide services to children and adults with cerebral palsy and similar service needs. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many generous organizations and individuals who helped make this event a success.
Thanks also to the many individuals and organizations who made cash donations to Cerebral Palsy.
Acres: changes to county insurance could save $3M
To the Editor:
In last week’s edition of the Advance News, Mr. Chuck Kelly questioned why the prospective St. Lawrence County Legislative candidates had not presented any proposals on how they would help resolve the county’s deficit of $8-10 million. I am glad Mr. Kelly asked.
Privately as I have met with voters in Legislative district #8 (which includes all of the township of Madrid, and major portions of the townships of Canton and Potsdam), I have laid out my proposal. I will now do so publicly.