Donald Black, Brasher Falls, recently harvested a giant pumpkin weighing nearly 850 pounds. He trucked the humongous gourd to Norwood-Norfolk Elementary School, where students enjoyed guessing its weight. His grandson, Bo Pircsuk, is a kindergarten student at the school.
Canton house suffers moderate damage in morning blaze
CANTON – A Goodrich Street house suffered what was described as moderate damage in a fire today that reportedly began at an attic electrical junction box.
Canton Fire and Rescue were called out at 11:58 a.m., to a structure at 5 Goodrich St., owned by Randy Needom of Woodbourne.
Potsdam firefighters provided mutual aid; Morley and Rensselaer Falls departments were on standby.
The house is insured by the owner, but fire investigators said none of the four occupants had renter’s insurance.
No one was reported injured.
Clarkson chooses expert in technology marketing and business strategy as trustee
POTSDAM -- Clarkson University's board of trustees has chosen a technology marketing and business strategy consulting firm's founder to join them on the board.
Raymond L. Skowyra Jr. of Saint Paul, Minn., founder and principal consultant with Summit Associates, will serve on the academic affairs and marketing committees.
Skowyra earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Ogdensburg Amvets Auxiliary hosting free Veterans Day dinner Nov. 11
OGDENSBURG – The Amvets Post #19 Auxiliary is hosting a free Veterans Dinner on Friday, Nov. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, carrots, beans, gravy, and tossed salad.
The cost is free to veterans and $5 for guests.
RSVP at 393-6140.
Some deliveries available if called in far enough ahead.
Ten-Minute Play Festival at SUNY Potsdam Nov. 10-12
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Department of Theatre and Dance will present its annual Ten-Minute Play Festival from Nov. 10 to Nov. 12 in the college's Black Box Theatre.
This year's festival is divided into two programs:
Program A will be presented Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. It features: "Bench Seat," directed by Andrew Boucher; "Donne In," directed by Lily McAvoy; "Figment," directed by Carolina Battista, and "6 Lane," directed by Matthew Dubrey.
Crane Opera Ensemble, Orchestra to present 'Amahl and the Night Visitors' and 'The Gift of the Magi' Nov. 10-12
POTSDAM -- The Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra will present two classic family friendly one-act operas, "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and "The Gift of the Magi," at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music from Thursday, Nov. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Snell Music Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
Potsdam submits grant requests for skateboard park, business program for artists, waterfront development
POTSDAM – Village of Potsdam’s Planning and Development Office has submitted grant requests for a skateboard park, a business help program for artists, and waterfront development proposals with the towns of Colton and Canton.
The three grant proposals, requesting a total of $556,656, have been sent to work their way through New York State’s new Consolidated Funding Application process.
Meeting to discuss plans for new Catholic middle school at Massena's Trinity Catholic School Nov. 29
MASSENA – Joan Rufa, principal of Trinity Catholic School, invites the community to join in a discussion of plans for a new Catholic middle school program opening Fall 2012.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
The school is located next to Sacred Heart Church on Main Street.
Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call the office at 769-5911 or visit www.trinitycatholicschool.net.
GardenShare Harvest Social Nov. 10 at SUNY Potsdam
POTSDAM -- GardenShare hosts a Harvest Social at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in SUNY Potsdam’s Thatcher Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
All are invited to join GardenShare staff for an informal evening of music, socializing, and enjoying delicious pies baked from local ingredients by the chefs of PACES Dining Services.
Music for the evening will be provided by a jazz ensemble from the Crane School of Music.
Service for Wholeness at Potsdam First Presbyterian Church Nov. 10
POTSDAM – The First Presbyterian Church of Potsdam will have its next Service for Wholeness Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m.
The church is located at the corner of Lawrence and Elm.
All are welcome to attend and ask for prayers of healing for themselves or others.