Canton Farmers' Market features 'Hoop Revolution,' music Friday
CANTON -- The Canton Farmer's Market will host Hoop Revolution Friday, July 30 at noon.
Organizers promise that attendees will never think of a Hula Hoop in the same way again.
There will be fun for all ages. Music will be provided by DJ Double Dutch (Jody Tosti).
The Canton Farmers' Market is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the park on Main Street.
From the Seaway to the Adirondacks, summer is the time for camping
Camping is a great way to enjoy the many fishing, hiking, swimming and boating opportunities in St. Lawrence County.
From the shores of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Blake Lake to remote areas of the Adirondacks, nearly 40 private and public campgrounds are located throughout the area.
For details, visit our Camping Page.
More than one dozen golf courses
From the banks of the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Adirondacks, St. Lawrence County features more than a dozen nine-hole and 18-hole golf courses, offering a variety of playing opportunities.
For information on each of the courses and links to their websites, as well as locations of miniature golf courses, visit our Golf Page.
Hiking and mountain climbing
From strenuous mountain climbs to leisurely walks in the woods, dozens of hiking trails are available both within St. Lawrence County and a short drive away.
Many trails are maintained by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, while others are located in county forests.
For more information, visit our Hiking Page.
Fishing and hunting opportunities
With many rivers, streams and the St. Lawrence Seaway, and thousands of acres of wilderness, St. Lawrence County is known for its fishing and hunting opportunities.
If you’re searching for a new fishing destination, helpful tips or basic information about fishing or hunting licenses and fees, visit our Fishing/Hunting Page.
More recreation choices
From canoeing to local recreation programs, from gardening to boating, there’s probably a local website that can provide you with information about opportunities in St. Lawrence County.
For more than 200 links to fishing, hunting, kayaking, golf, hiking, camping, hunting and other recreation sites, visit our Recreation Links Page.
New blog aimed at helping people in St. Lawrence County use local food sources
If you’ve been wondering how to include more locally grown foods in your home-cooked meals, a new blog from GardenShare called “The Seasonal Kitchen” might be of help.
At GardenShare.org, “The Seasonal Kitchen” is written by Robin Rhodes-Crowell, author of over two dozen articles on local food, parenting, gardening, and nature. The blog is dedicated to exploring the pleasures of cooking and eating in rhythm with the seasons, and staying in tune with the cycles of the harvest so people can enjoy fresh local foods at their peak.
Annual Edwards pig roast Saturday at The Glow
SOUTH EDWARDS – The annual pig roast, sponsored by the Edwards Lions Club and the Edwards Fire and Rescue Squad, will be held at The Glow in South Edwards Saturday, July 31, beginning at 4 p.m.
Music by LaFrance Acoustics will begin at 8 p.m.
Contact The Glow at 562-8256 for more information and tickets.
Annual Curtis/Fountain family reunion Saturday at Higley
SOUTH COLTON – The annual Curtis/Fountain family reunion will be held Saturday, July 31 at Higley Flow State Park beginning at noon in the beach pavilion.
Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass and items for the auction. Swimming, horseshoes, and children's games will be available.
For more information, contact Judy Aldous at 386-8910.
A memorial service for Rene J. Verville, 65, of North Port, Fla., and formerly of Plattsburgh and Massena, who passed away unexpectedly on June 29, 2010, will be held at St. John's Catholic Church in Plattsburgh, at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010.
Rene was born Nov. 9, 1944, in Massena, to Paul and Berthe (Bissonnette) Verville.
Peggy G. Duprey, 60, formerly of Parishville and Ogdensburg, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
The array of colors that encompass the outside of the United Helpers Adult Home is the work of two friends and United Helpers Adult Home residents, Bea Hartmann and Irene Smith, above, from left. The pair has been diligently tending to the five gardens located around the home. The beds are a mixture of ornamental plants, herbs, and vegetable crops including corn, peppers, lettuce, radish, squash, rhubarb, carrots, tomatoes, onions, pole beans, snap peas, lemon basil, lavender, rosemary, sage, basil, dill, chives, fennel, gold leaf thyme, oregano, pansies, roses, and marigolds.
Raquette River 'awareness events' to include hikes, clean-ups, canoe trips, exhibits
The Raquette River Blueway Corridor Committee, in its attempt to develop an regional appreciation for the river, has announced its annual Awareness Week series of events ranging from cleanups to historic presentations and exhibits to hiking and paddling excursions, Saturday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 8.
The 174-mile river is the second longest in New York and winds north from its origin in Blue Mountain Lake through Raquette Lake, Colton, Norwood, Potsdam and Massena, all the way to Akwesasne, where it drains into the St. Lawrence River.
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Red Cross blood drive planned Aug. 13 in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Canton-Potsdam Hospital will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 in Conference Rooms A & B on the second floor of the hospital.
All blood types are needed; however, there is a special need for type 0 Negative, which is considered universal and can be given to a patient of any blood type in an emergency.