Small household item donations wanted for Canton Community Sale
CANTON – The Canton Chamber of Commerce is looking for donations of small household items (no clothing, computers, or large appliances) that the chamber can offer for sale at the 4th annual Canton Community Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 in the Canton Pavilion.
The chamber sale is in part to make up for the tighter regulations on food service that will prevent the chamber from having a fundraising barbecue at the pavilion this year. Contact Sally at the office, 386-8255, to arrange pickup.
CPS Meet the Arts series for 2010-11 includes puppetry, music, modern dance
POTSDAM – Audiences of all ages will enjoy the family-friendly programs in Community Performance Series Meet the Arts series. This season will showcase puppetry, modern dance, cultural music and movie score selections from The Orchestra of Northern New York (ONNY).
2010-11 CPS Meet the Arts series:
• Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents Frederick, Swimmy and Inch by Inch, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in Snell Music Theater: Drawn from Leo Lionni’s books, these stories feature innovative puppetry styles, imaginative lighting techniques and an original music score.
Five-year-old Lacey Sullivan of Chase Mills proudly holds up 10 inches of fiery red hair she decided to donate to the Locks of Love, while having a haircut at J.C. Penney's at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall, Massena. Lacey is an upcoming Kindergartener at Madrid-Waddington Elementary School. Her parents are Mike and Jen Sullivan.
New DEC webpage makes it easier to find boat launches, campsites
If you've ever had trouble finding a DEC boat ramp or campsite, the Department of Environmental Conservation has a new web page with an interface with Google Earth that can make it a little easier.
DEC's Mapping Gateway has been expanded with information that enables the public to use Google Earth and other mapping tools to find facilities and learn more about the state lands that surround them.
House passes Owens legislation to fight drug trafficking across U.S.-Canadian border
WASHINGTON – Legislation by Congressman Bill Owens strengthening efforts against drug trafficking on the northern border passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night.
The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act was passed unanimously by a vote of 413-0.
CPS to bring five renowned performers to Potsdam in 2010-11
POTSDAM – The 2010-11 Community Performance Series Guest Artist series will bring the music of five renowned performers to SUNY Potsdam, including Crane School of Music alumna Lisa Vroman, famous for her Broadway portrayal of Christine Daaé in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” and Emanuel Ax, a seven-time Grammy Award-winner known as one of the most popular and respected pianists in the world.
2010-11 CPS Guest Artist series:
William J. “Jack” Veitch, 82, of Lady Lake, FL and formerly of Canton, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010 in Florida. Jack was born October 16, 1927 in Waddington, the son of Raymond and Annie Barkley Veitch. He graduated from Waddington High School in 1943 and served in the Army in 1946. Jack married Barbara Peters on April 9, 1949 in Canton. The couple lived in the Albany area where Jack worked for Millbrook until 1971. They moved to Canton where they lived for many years until moving to Florida several years ago.
Mrs. Clara Katherine Bigtree Terrance, 85, of 187 St. Regis Road, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2010, morning at her home. She had been in failing health since June.
Clara was born January 14, 1925 in Hogansburg, the daughter of John and Marion Herne Bigtree. She first attended Mohawk School then going to Bombay High School. She married Alfred Terrance in 1945 at the St. Regis Catholic Church, he predeceased her.
Funeral service for Dennis P. Carriere, 68, of Highland Rd, Massena will held Friday 10:00 a.m. (July 30, 2010) at St Joseph's Church with Rev. Jack Downs presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Massena.
Friends and family may be received Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. Mr. Carriere died peacefully in his sleep at home.
State Education Department releases test results; links offered for St. Lawrence County schools
The New York State Education Department has released test results for the English and math test that third- through eighth-graders took this past school year.
The Education Department raised the bar for English (what they call "English Language Arts") and mathematics proficiency tests for those students for the 2009-10 school year.