An enthusiastic and energetic group of Boy Scouts provided the muscle to help TAUNY staff in Canton transfer archive materials up two flights of stairs in preparation for planned renovations. Pictured here, from Scout Master Gerald Findley’s Troop 27, are (left to right, front row) Patrick Thompson, Gage Michael Mustain, Caleb Henderson, Philip Snow; (middle row) Austin Irwin, Joe Stahl, Fred Given, Austin Antle; (back row) Sam Haenel, Jonathan Pinckney, Dylan Flight, Jacob Beaudette, Christopher McGaw, and Senior Patrol Leader David Haenel.
St. Lawrence County Arts Council conducting membership drive
POTSDAM – This fall, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council is conducting a membership drive across the North Country region.
Over 900 membership invitation packages have been mailed out to encourage individuals and families, artists or not, to join the organization.
Members are part of the largest network of artists, cultural organizations, and arts supporters in Northern New York.
Ogdensburg Command Performances kicks off season tonight with 'Forever Plaid'
OGDENSBURG – Get ready for some great musical theater when Ogdensburg Command Performances kicks off its 2010-11 Season with 50s music-inspired Forever Plaid from the Barter Theatre.
Experience the beautiful four-part harmonies of “The Plaids” when the musical extravaganza takes the stage on Monday, Oct. 4 at 7:45 p.m.
Colonoscopies prevent cancer, increase chances of cure, says Canton doctor
By DR. KIRI BRANDY
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. with 150,000 new cancers discovered annually and 56,000 new deaths from colon cancer yearly.
The number of new cancers and deaths from this disease can be significantly reduced through preventative measures and early detection.
By removing precancerous colon polyps, the actual cancer can be prevented from developing, Early detection greatly improves the cure rate, reducing the mortality from the spread of cancer.
Oct 8 program in Canton designed to help farmers improve livestock production, profitablity
CANTON -- Cornell University Extension Beef Specialist Mike Baker, Extension educators, a feed industry representative, and local livestock farmers are set for the 2010 Northern NY Fall Beef Week, an annual program to help livestock producers improve production and profitability.
At 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, Baker will be talking about the decision to feed or sell cattle and the factors to consider when marketing feeder cattle, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Learning Farm, 2043 Co. Rt. 68. The charge is $5.
Gladys Keith Sandwick, 87, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010 at her home under the care of her family and Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
Calling hours are Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 5:00 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Hermon with Rev. William Hart, pastor of the Hermon United Methodist Church officiating.
Ernest A. "Sonny" Patton, age 80, of Gouverneur passed away on October 2, 2010 at home.
Calling hours will be at French Funeral Home, Gouverneur on Friday, October 8th from 6 until 8 p.m.
Funeral services for Floyd H. Taylor, age 91, of Ogdensburg, will be held on Thursday at Frary Funeral Home at 1:00 a.m. Burial will be in Inham Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mr. Taylor passed away on Saturday (October 2, 2010) at United Helpers Nursing Home.
Mr. Taylor is survived by three daughters, Sharon Taylor of Florida, Wanda (Murray) Graveline of Florida, and Waneta Bristol of Georgia; a brother, Lawrence Taylor of Hammond; and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Michelle L. McPherson, age 37, of 310 Main St., Ogdensburg, will be held on Tuesday at the Frary Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in St Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday at the Frary Funeral Home from 10:30 am to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Ms. McPherson passed away on Saturday (October 2, 2010) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.
The Frederic Remington Art Museum's NYS Juried Art Exhibit 2010 has opened in the museum's Richard E. Winter Gallery.Juror Karen Shelby selected 23 works to be in the exhibition, which opened September 25th and will remain on view through January 8th. The artists in the exhibition are: Judy Andrus Toporcer, Colton; Georgette Bacon, Nicholville; Edward M. Basta, Syracuse; William Beebe, Potsdam; Sharon H. J. Cheng, Potsdam; Jan S. Close, Winthrop; John Elwood Cook, Wellesley Island; Danielle Johns, Potsdam; Anni Lorenzini, Chazy; J.