The North Country Children’s Museum has announced the raffle winners from its recent Museum Without Walls. John Myers of Toronto, pictured with April Vasher-Dean Co-Chair of the North Country Children's Museum, won a gift basket donated by the Raquette River Gift Company, and Gerry Hourihan of Potsdam won a $280 Lego robotics kit.The NCCM will be raffling off another robotics kit at the Waddington Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Aug. 4.
St. Lawrence Gas gets go-ahead for expansion in St. Lawrence, Franklin counties
The St. Lawrence Gas Company has gotten the go-ahead from state authorities for its expansion into northeastern St. Lawrence County and into Franklin County.
The expansion, into Winthrop, Brasher Falls and North Lawrence in St. Lawrence County and Moira, North Bangor, Brushton, Malone, Burke and Chateaugay in Franklin County over the next several years is expected to start in August, the company said.
North Country Children’s Museum announces raffle winners
POTSDAM – The North Country Children’s Museum has announced the raffle winners from its recent Museum Without Walls.
John Myers of Toronto, pictured with April Vasher-Dean Co-Chair of the North Country Children's Museum, won a gift basket donated by the Raquette River Gift Company, and Gerry Hourihan of Potsdam won a $280 Lego robotics kit.
Waddington Summer Concerts presents Jack Kelly’s Little Big Band tonight
WADDINGTON -- Waddington's Summer Concert series continues July 27 with the Jack Kelly’s Little Big Band playing from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Island View Park Pavilion, Main Street, Waddington.
Events continue throughout the summer.
Guests can enjoy some traditional bluegrass music and old time country Aug. 10 when the Rivergrass Band takes the stage.
The Starlights will grace the stage Aug. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. playing a variety of music covering nine decades of American music.
Moira Heritage Days garden tractor pull Saturday
MOIRA – Moira Heritage Days host garden tractor pulls at 3 p.m. July 28 at the Sayles Road.
Registration will be $10. There will be a hook fee of $5 and a gate charge of $3.
More info: (518) 529-7889.
State Senator Patty Ritchie recently presented a New York resolution to Camille Marshall, 15, and Abigail Marshall, 12, the organizers of ‘PJS 4 Xmas.’The two girls are the daughters of Melissa Carroll-Durham and Jacob Durham of Ogdensburg. Last year, Camille and Abigail helped raise funds to buy more than 1,700 sets of pajamas for needy children across Northern New York.
Owens votes for House 'job creation' bill limiting regulation
North Country Congressman Bill Owens voted Thursday in support of the Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act.
The legislation bans the promulgation of “midnight rules,” includes numerous provisions intended to reduce or streamline the federal regulatory process, requires cost-benefit analyses of new regulatory proposals, and expands the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
The bill passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 245-172.
Clarkson study finds link between bullying and health problems
POTSDAM – Clarkson researcher Jennifer Knack has been looking at actual physiological changes in people who are bullied.
Knack, an assistant professor of psychology at Clarkson University, is as curious as the rest of us about the prevalence of bullying these days, and her study of it is drawing interest outside of the classroom.
Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival continues through weekend with Guitar Hero and karaoke contests, parade
OGDENSBURG – The 51st annual Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival continues with events throughout the weekend.
A list of remaining events follows:
Friday July 27
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Frederic Remington Museum Days At Remington Museum
Noon - 11 p.m. - Ontario Amusement Rides, Greenbelt Area
4 p.m. - Guitar Hero Competiton Greenbelt
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Karaoke Finals Gazebo
8 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Nic And The Nice Guys Main Stage
10 p.m. - Fireworks Spectacular at Greenbelt
Saturday July 28
Swim a Mile for Hospice set for Aug. 4 in Hannawa Falls
HANNAWA FALLS – Swimmers are invited to Postwood Park in Hannawa Falls at 8 a.m. Aug. 4 to “Swim a Mile for Hospice.”
The annual fundraiser for Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley is a non-competitive event that last year brought together over 70 recreational swimmers in their teens through their eighties.
Swimmers will be grouped by ability and will complete the mile course at their own pace.