Kindergarten students Hannah M. Charlebois, Kelsey L. Farnsworth and Margaret B. Schneider are ready to enjoy recess on the playground at Lawrence Avenue.
Tae kwan do classes starting in Massena Jan. 10
MASSENA -- Classes at Tae Kwon Do for Life start a new semester on Monday, Jan. 10 in the auxiliary gym at Massena High School.
The semester runs through mid-April. Classes for children ages 5 to 11 are from 6 to 7 p.m., and for adults, ages 12 and up, are from 7:10 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday.
The Met: Live in HD airs Puccini's 'La Fanciulla del West' at Roxy Jan. 8, 30
POTSDAM – The Met: Live in HD will present a live performance of "La Fanciulla del West" a century after it first debuted on the Metropolitan Opera stage, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, with an encore showing at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30 at Potsdam’s Roxy Theater.
Giacomo Puccini's Wild West opera stars American diva Deborah Voigt in the title role as "the girl of the West," and is conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
The running time is approximately three hours and 10 minutes, with two intermissions.
Pumpkin, furry friend of Scott Dafoe, Massena, was recently relaxing on the couch watching some TV with remote nearby. Please send us your photos of pets doing cute or funny things for a new pet photography page at NorthCountryNow.com. Send them to [email protected].
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Seaway Tech Culinary Arts students and NTHS members made and sold pink “ribbon” cookies to raise money for breast cancer research. A total of $400 was raised and 364 dozen cookies or 4,368 cookies were made for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in New York City.
SLC Arts Council to offer series of yoga classes in January
POTSDAM -- The St. Lawrence County Arts Council will be offering a rich series of Yoga classes in January.
Classes will meet in the downtown Potsdam Snell Hall Dance Studio, room 230. Pre-registration is required. Call the Arts Council at 265-6860 or visit www.slcartscouncil.org for more information.
For each Yoga class, students should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, small towel, a light blanket or shawl, a bottle of water and a yoga cushion if desired.
Helping Hands thanks donors this season
To the Editor:
Helping Hands of Potsdam gratefully appreciates the food drive sponsored by North Country Savings Bank of Potsdam.
The food donations were received before Thanksgiving and helped fill holiday dinner baskets for 23 families in need.
Helping Hands is also grateful for the gift they received from Potsdam Central School’s Warm Wishes for the Holidays fund.
I recently was shopping at a local department store. I completely understand that due to the holiday season that stock is over flowing for the purpose of profit. However I am confined to a wheelchair and I got stuck between two racks of clothing that were placed too close together. My chair could not move forward nor backward without tipping at least one or both racks on myself or others. I looked around for assistance but could not summon any employee help. Eventually a young shopper walked by and graciously helped me get uncaught from the racks.
Dead-beat moms, too
To the writer of Dead-Beat Dads: It’s a shame that there are men who do not take responsibility for their children and either make up excuses about why they can’t pay or do not try to get a decent job to support them. However, this is not just a problem with fathers; there are plenty of “Dead-Beat Moms” too. I’m a female, so I’m not just some guy trying to stick up for my gender. I have seen several cases, even in my own family, where a mother works at a low-income, dead-end job and expects the successful father to hand over all his earnings to her in order to “support his kids”.
Wasted plowing money
Do not get me wrong. I appreciate all that the county plow drivers do for us when we need them. I’m just wondering how their schedule works. I live in the Village of Norwood and a county plow has passed through our village to plow the roads in the Knapps Station area. Today, this plow has made its way through our village five times (from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.). It has not snowed all day but there has been a change in temperature. The roads are clear and have been sanded.