4-H saddle and tack fitting clinic Saturday in Lisbon
LISBON – A saddle and tack fitting clinic from 4-H will be held at Raindrop Hill Farm, 1806 CR 28, Lisbon, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25.
Proper fitting saddles and tack are very important for the comfort of both the horse and rider, helping to ensure a positive and comfortable ride.
Judy Boyer, owner and operator of Raindrop Hill Farm and the leader of the Raindrop Roundup 4-H Club, leads the group in the identification of English and Western Tack.
Leave government out of healthcare
To the Editor:
Regarding recent comments on the Catholic Church and Health Care controversy, I have the following 2 main points:
First, anger at the Catholic Church leaders and institution is justly deserved; the sexual abuse cases were badly handled.
However, I would hope the reader is also angry at schools (most recently Penn State and Syracuse U) and school districts who have taken similar approaches with coaches and teachers.
Massena resident named to dean's list at SUNY Plattsburgh
Tyler Truax, son of Heather Belile Truax, Massena, and Bruce and Anne Truax, Brasher, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Tyler was also given the distinction of being inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in November of 2011 for his work in childhood education.
Truax is also presently the treasurer for the Council for Exceptional Children’s Club on campus.
Tyler is a 2009 graduate of Massena Central High School.
Herbert Sitzler, 76, born in Nuernberg, Germany, and formerly of Massena, passed away on Feb 10, 2012 after a courageous but futile battle with cancer.
A Celebration of his Life was held on Sat. Feb 18, 2012 at Klara's Restaurant, 200 S Academy St., Cary, N.C.
Herb leaves behind his beloved wife, Rita of 52 yrs, daughters Helga Tyo and Karin Cleary, devoted sons-in-law Drew Tyo and Tim Cleary and loving grandchildren Jarrett and Connor Tyo, Declan, Kendal and Laiken Cleary, as well as numerous extended family and dear friends.
Community Performance Series recently sponsored its first ever professional development day for teachers at the Sheard Literacy Center on the SUNY Potsdam campus. The development day kicked off the educational pilot program surrounding the upcoming Meet the Arts production “Of Mice and Men” on May 4. Back L to R: CPS Executive Director Amy Flack, Norwood-Norfolk teachers Ben Yandeau, Rachel Cook, and Heather McCuin, Brushton-Moira teacher Keri Lucey, Heuvelton teacher Kellie Giorgi, Brasher Falls teachers Kayla Phelix and Karen O'Gorman, and CPS Intern Sarah McCann.
Rain, snow and temperatures in the 40s forecast for the rest of the week
Light rain and snow are expected across the North Country through tomorrow, before the possibility of larger amounts moves in tomorrow night.
The National Weather Service has posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the region.
With highs from the mid-30s into the 40s today, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, we can expect precipitation mostly in the form of rain, and little snow accumulation.
Today's precip is expected to be accompanied by southwest winds gusting to near 40 mph. Rain and snow are expected tonight, with lows around 30.
Clarkson takes on partners to develop efficient data centers
Clarkson University President Tony Collins, at center in dark suit, welcomes industry partners to kick off the first meeting of what they are calling a green distributed performance-optimized data center project, to make data centers more energy efficient.
POTSDAM -- Researchers who hope to make the data center industry more efficient with distributed networks and renewable energy met at Clarkson University recently.
Pork dinner at Massena Moose Saturday
MASSENA – A pulled pork dinner will be held at the Massena Moose Lodge 1110, 4 Ames St., Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m.
The cost is $8 per person, including pulled pork, a roll, salt potatoes, corn and dessert.
Takeouts are available at 769-5720.
West Potsdam's 'Biggest Little Gun Show Upstate' Saturday and Sunday
WEST POTSDAM – “The Biggest Little Gun Show Upstate” is set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26 at the West Potsdam Fire Department’s bingo hall on Blanchard Road.
Vendors of guns and accessories will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
There will be a gun raffle at the show, and food and beverages available all day both days.
For more info, call 268-0190 or 265-2577, or email [email protected].
'Helping Hands' in Hannawa Falls offering emergency food, heat, housewares help
HANNAWA FALLS – The Helping Hands building, at 5868 State Rt. 56 in Hannawa Falls, is the heart of Helping Hands’ local missions in Greater Potsdam area.
Open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., they offer emergency help with food, heat, housewares, furniture, and fresh produce in season.
People who would like to serve or donate may call 268-0633.