Funeral services for Charles R. "Bob" Towe, age 76, of Ford Street in Ogdensburg, are incomplete with the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.
Mr. Towe passed away at his home on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, while under the care of his family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
A spider recently spun its web between the day lilies and a tree at the home of the LaRoes in Raymondville. They were hopeful a viewer could help identify what kind of spider this is. Kate Streit believes they are called “Garden Spiders.” “My parents have a pasture and it is filled with these spiders, “ she said. “For years, they have terrified my sisters and I, so we did some research a couple years ago.... The spiders are simply called ‘Garden Spiders.’ Their webs have a "Z"-like pattern down the center of the web.
St. Lawrence University’s gift income increases over recent years
CANTON -- St. Lawrence University's gift income has rebounded somewhat since the economic downturn ate into donors’ ability to give, the university said Friday.
Total gift income from private sources for the 2009-2010 fiscal year was $17,671,469, an increase of 24 percent over the previous year.
With assistance from these gifts, the university says it is able to provide scholarship aid for students, improve facilities used by St. Lawrence students and the community, and honor two long-time North Country residents.
Office for the Aging teams with St. Lawrence University to offer introductory computer classes for seniors
CANTON -- Students from St. Lawrence University and the Office for the Aging are teaming up to provide introductory computer lessons for seniors. The class will be taught at a slow pace, and individual attention will be given to maximize learning.
Classes will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The first class is on Monday, Sept. 20.
Topics include an introduction to the hardware, how to use a mouse and keyboard, surfing the web, email, and more.
Classes will be in the computer lab of the Human Services Building on Rt. 310.
Potsdam junior hockey signups today, tomorrow
POTSDAM – Junior hockey signups will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pine Street Arena.
These are open signups for beginners, mites, squirts, peewees, bantams, midgets major (sate and non-state bound) and 12U girls.
Signup forms can be picked up at MVP Sports, Pine Street.
Scentsy Wickless Candles to hold open house in Norwood Sept. 12
NORWOOD – The community’s newest business, Scentsy Wickless Candles, will hold an open house Sunday, Sept. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at its 38 S. Main St. location (next to the post office, across from the Village Green).
Visitors may smell the store’s 80-plus scents, see the products and learn more about the company.
For more information, contact 646-784-5598 or visit tconn.scentsy.us.
SLU volleyball team improves to 4-2 with sweeps against Plattsburg, SUNY IT
POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence University volleyball team improved to 4-2 as they opened the Victory Promotions Tournament with two sweeps against Plattsburgh State (25-20, 25-23, 25-16) and SUNYIT (25-23, 25-16, 25-8).
In the first set against Plattsburgh State, the Saints would not relinquish the lead defeating the Cardinals 25-20.
The two teams battled throughout the second set and the Saints found themselves down 19-22. A kill by junior Liz Grogan then sparked a 6 to 1 Saints run as they took the second set 25-23 and a 2-0 lead going into the third.
Potsdam Bears split on first day of home tournament; Clarkson wins two games
POTSDAM – It took just 138 minutes combined for the Clarkson University Volleyball team to dispatch a pair of opponents Friday evening at the North Country Invitational, as the Golden Knights swept both Potsdam State and Buffalo State at Maxcy Hall.
Later, SUNY Potsdam team defeated Morrisville 25-8, 25-11, 25-13 in the nightcap of two matches Friday at the Victory Promotions Invitational at Welsh Gymnasium.
The Bears (2-4) were defeated earlier in the day by cross-town rival
Clarkson 25-20, 25-15, 25-18.
Clarkson Knights stun SUNY Geneseo with four-goal second half
GENESEO -- Trailing by three goals at halftime, things didn't look particularly good for the Clarkson University Men's Soccer team. However, the Golden Knights amazingly scored four times in the second half to overcome the deficit and earn a hard fought 4-3 victory Friday afternoon.
The Golden Knights moved to 2-1 overall with the victory, and Clarkson will look to maintain its strong start against the University of Rochester on Saturday afternoon.
122nd Assembly District candidate Brian McGrath recently celebrated the opening of his campaign headquarters in Lowville. McGrath, a Democrat, was joined by Andrew Cuomo's running-mate, lieutenant governor candidate Bob Duffy. The 122nd district covers the southern half of St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties.