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.
North Country sales tax revenues grew by 5 percent in 2011
State sales tax revenues in the North Country grew by nearly five percent in 2011, according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.
Statewide, the figure was up five percent from 2010 to 2011, down from 9.9 percent in 2010. DiNapoli explains that nearly a third of the 2010 increase was due to a higher tax rate in New York City.
Outside New York City, the collections rate was 4.1 percent higher in 2011, amounting to $6.79 billion; the 2010 collections were $6.52 billion, an increase of 4.7 percent over 2009.
Jamboree set for lymphoma cancer patient Feb. 25 in Winthrop
WINTHROP – A jamboree will be held for Rosa (Rufa) Lashomb, who was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer, Saturday, Feb. 25 beginning at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.
Bands include North Country, Out of the Blue, Drifters, Swamp Dog, Oshier Family Band and Senior Moments. There will be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Plenty of food will be available.
A $3 per person or $5 per couple admission will be collected at the door. Money raised is for transportation and medical expenses.
Pierrepont Volunteer Fire Department hosting pork roast dinner Feb. 25
PIERREPONT – The Pierrepont Volunteer Fire Department will hold their 36th annual Pork Roast Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Pierrepont Fire Station/Hall.
The dinner will be held from noon until all are served. The cost will be $8 for adults, $7.50 for senior citizens 62 years and older, $3.50 for children ages 5-12 and children under five free.
Takeout dinners are available for $8.