Fares for county bus service fees to double to $4 for one-way trip on July 1
St. Lawrence County Public Transportation’s bus fares will increase from $2 per one way trip to $4 per one way trip as of July 1.
This increase applies to all bus routes, according to the county Office for the Aging. There is no charge for children age 3 and under.
For information regarding “E-Z PASS” discount cards and bus schedule information, phone 393-5200 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AARP luncheon in Massena June 14
MASSENA – The St. Lawrence County AARP Chapter 2831 will hold a luncheon and meeting for chapter members and their guests Tuesday, June 21 at noon at Dar’s Place, West Orvis and Main streets.
Reservations should be made by June 14 by calling Iva Molar at 384-4366.
Following at 1:30 p.m., Ellen Mills from United Healthcare will give a presentation about changes in Medicare.
Arts, entertainment at Mare's Wares in Morristown on July 1
MORRISTOWN -- July 1 is the always ‘the day’ at Mare’s Wares Pottery on Route 37. It is an amazing day of arts and entertainment hosted by owner Mary Ann Evans and friends, called Art Fest.
The very best of talented North Country artisans, musicians, authors, body workers and more will be celebrated from noon to 8 p.m.
Man found drowned in St. Lawrence River in Hammond identified; investigation continues
HAMMOND – The man found drowned in the St. Lawrence River has been identified, according to state police.
The body of John M. Huniford, 56, Brewerton, was found shortly after a search began by the St. Lawrence County Dive Team, approximately 40 yards from the family dock off Indian Point Road.
St. Lawrence County Central Dispatch received a call at 7:04 a.m. Sunday from H. John Huniford, Indian Point Road, his father, reporting that his son, John M. Huniford, was missing.
The Unnormallz, representing Canton Free Library, recently took home the silver medal in the 2011 Regional Battle of the Books held in Gouverneur. From left: Amanda Kendrick, assistant coach Xiomara Oey-Langen, coach Christine Nash, Lexi Bessette, Catriona Huber and Alberta Nash.
Thompson honored with CPH Board of Directors' Award
POTSDAM – This year's recipient of the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Board of Directors' Award is Donald Thompson, EMT-CC, firefighter, and New York State Instructor for the EMT program.
Thompson has served the local communities for more than 44 years and has likely trained every emergency medical technician serving St. Lawrence County today.
Scrapbooking for kids class June 21 in Massena
MASSENA – A Scrapbooking for Kids class will be held Tuesday, June 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Windance, Outer East Orvis Street.
Join Heather to make a cool "School Vacation Scrapbook," which you can fill with memories in the months to come.
The class fee is $12, all materials included.
To register, call 705-7113.
Wine tasting dinner June 21 to benefit St. Mary's School in Canton
CANTON – St. Mary's School in Canton will hold its first “Wine Tasting Dinner" Tuesday, June 21 at the 1844 House on Rt. 11.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a cash bar with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The six-course dinner consists of hors d' oeuvres, soup, sorbet, fish course, meat course and dessert with four different wines being served with the meal. The cost will be $100/plate with half the proceeds going to St. Mary's School.
North Atlantic Renegade summer hockey program seeking players born between 1991-95
The North Atlantic Renegade Summer Development Ice Hockey Team has two tournaments left for the summer and is looking for players in the North Country born between 1991 and 1995 to compete in them.
The tournaments are the Next Level Showcase hosted by the Northern Cyclones Junior A program in Hudson, N.H. July 14 to 17, and the prestigious New England Pro-Am Chowder Cup Tournament July 21 to 24 at Boston-area venues.
Ritchie bill seeks to treat 'sugar bushes' as farms, not factories
A bill designed to help spur growth for New York’s maple syrup industry sponsored by state Sen. Patty Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, has passed the Senate and is now being considered by the state Assembly.
The bill, S. 5499, exempts maple producers from strict industrial pollution rules.
“New York maple farmers are coming off a record year, where renewed interest in this traditional product, new technology and favorable weather, helped producers achieve results not seen since 1947,” said Ritchie, who is the Chair of the Senate’s Agriculture Committee.