Register by Aug. 20 to take exam for using leashed tracking dogs
A written examination for people interested in obtaining a license to use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals has been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. until noon at designated Department of Environmental Conservation regional offices.
Applicants must register before Aug. 20.
For further information or to apply to take the exam, contact NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Special Licenses Unit, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4752, (518) 402-8985.
Mician and Miah Cross, children of Wayne and Heather Brenno-Cross of Ogdensburg celebrated their 5th and 6th birthdays Aug. 1 with an "Abilene's Pony Party" by Ann Sessions of Norfolk. The children had a special birthday request that any gifts be dog or cat food or treats to be donated to the local SPCA. From left: Gabrielle Clark, Caleb Breen, Karley Breen, Faith Cross, Mician Cross, Ethan Cross, Kelsey Fraser, Jaden Morrow, Lily Mallette, and Miah Cross sitting on top of Abilene.
Canton's Little River Community School plans open house Aug. 18
CANTON -- Little River Community School is having an open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Child-care and refreshments will be provided.
There will be an informal discussion about the program and the philosophy of the school with time for questions and answers. Little River is a K-12 alternative school with a cooperative, multi-age learning environment and an 8:1 student teacher ratio.
Canton community blood drive Aug. 9
CANTON -- The Canton Community Blood Drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, East Man Street, on Monday, Aug. 9.
There is a particular need for O-negative blood. All blood types can receive type O-negative red blood cells. That's why it's used in emergencies when there is no time to determine the blood type of the patient.
It's also why O negative donors are in very high demand.
SUNY Potsdam to host two youth hockey camps in August
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam will host two four-day hockey camps for area youth in August.
The camp for boys squirts, first-year Pee Wees and second-year Pee Wees and Bantams will run Aug. 2-6. The session for boys and girls 11 and under and girls-only age 12 and over will run Aug. 9- 13.
Goal of the camps is to provide opportunities for players to enjoy a fun-filled experience in an environment dedicated to overall skill development. The SUNY Potsdam coaching staff will share their passion for hockey with each participant.
Clarkson's Barry wins 15th consecutive APEX Award for publication excellence
POTSDAM – Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University's Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), has won her 15th consecutive APEX Award for Publication Excellence.
This honor, presented by Communications Concepts in Springfield, Va., is based on editorial content and overall communications effectiveness and excellence.
Barry has received this award annually since 1996.
Her winning entry, the CAMP Annual Report Newsletter: 2008-2009, faired extremely well in the competition.
Norwood library offering water crafts program Aug. 6
NORWOOD – The Norwood Public Library continues its summer reading series “Make a Splash – Read” with several programs aimed at different age groups this August.
Children 7 to 12 years old can take part in a week of water crafts from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 2 to Aug. 6.
Junior trivia sheets are available for children 12 to 16 in the Hubert Clark Children’s Library area. Each week, participants can turn in completed sheets at the circulation desk, and winners will be drawn from all correct entries.
Young professionals organization meets in Potsdam Aug. 6
POTSDAM—Nextwave, St. Lawrence County’s young professionals organization, invites members and newcomers to mingle and share their ideas at the group’s monthly mixer.
Nextwave will host its August First Friday Meet and Greet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 6 in the downstairs restaurant and lounge at La Casbah, 6 Elm St.
Following the happy hour gathering at the Moroccan restaurant, anyone who is interested is invited to a night of bowling at Market Street Lanes, 144 Market St.
Massena Neighborhood Watch asking businesses, residents to report suspicious activities
MASSENA – The Neighborhood Watch Program is asking area business owners and residents to report problems and suspicious activities in their neighborhoods.
They are also asking for representatives from the business community.
To get involved, people can notify Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Joe Gray at 764-5456 or [email protected], Massena Police Chief Tim Currier at 769-3577 or [email protected], or the Chamber of Commerce at 769-3525.
Calvin and Penny Dafoe of Potsdam will celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary on Aug. 8.