Parents thinking of hosting drinking parties for underage youth should think again, county official warns
Although this is only the beginning of the school year, high school students are already looking forward to spring proms and graduations. Parents and school districts are beginning to form committees to plan overnight parties to mark those defining rites of passage. The “safe” prom and graduation parties are supervised events that became popular in most school districts during the 1980s and 1990s. They were established to create alternatives to the alcohol-related celebrations that used to be common when the legal drinking age was 18.
Parishville Hilltoppers jamboree on Oct. 2
PARISHVILLE – The Parishville Hilltoppers annual jamboree takes place Sunday, Oct. 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Parishville Firemen’s Hall on Rutmen Road.
The Generation Gap band will perform and refreshments will be available. Raffles, a 50-50 draw, fish pond and door prizes are planned, with a grand prize of $300 in gasoline.
Donation will be $3 per person. The public is invited.
Annual Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Association in Potsdam on Sunday
POTSDAM -- The Down Syndrome Association of St. Lawrence County Annual Buddy Walk takes place Sunday, Oct. 2 on Stevie’s Trail at Potsdam High School.
Music, games and other activities for children, a gift basket silent auction, refreshments and fun for all will greet participants. The event celebrates the abilities and achievements of children and adults with Down syndrome.
Everyone is invited to walk as an individual or as a team with family and friends. Participation in the walk is free but donations are encouraged. Proceeds raised help people in St. Lawrence County.
Clarkson volleyball team defeats Skidmore, Vassar
POTSDAM -- Thanks to 30 kills from freshman Adrienne Walker (Centennial, CO), the Clarkson University Volleyball team took two more league victories in defeating Skidmore College in three sets and Vassar College in five sets Friday night at Alumni Gymnasium.
SUNY Canton hockey team debuts on home ice with convincing 8-0 win over Lebanon Valley College
CANTON -- Corey Frizell (Orleans, Ontario) and Darren Camp (Canton, N.Y.) each scored two goals as the SUNY Canton men's ice hockey team had a succesful debut on their home ice with a convincing 8-0 win over Lebanon Valley College.
The Roos led 1-0 after the first period before a packed crowd that witnessed the first ever home game played at SUNY Canton.
The ice arena and the new athletic facility opened their doors this past summer.
Ashley Furniture HomeStore which was formerly Adirondack Furniture recently celebrated their 29th anniversary with a drawing for a Howard Miller Grandfather clock valued at more than 1,000. The lucky winners were Brent and Erin Alguire from Canton. From left, Brent Alguire, Erin Alguire, Bruce Cassida, General Manager, and Aimee Lemieux' owner.
Leaves turning color early in St. Lawrence County had a ‘depressing’ spring
By PAUL HETZLER
Ah, the colors of fall: the mottled olive greens, subdued sepias and shades of brown. If you’re seeing those colors this late summer or early fall, it could lead you to become clinically depressed, considering what follows. It’s more likely, though, that the leaves themselves are depressed; you see they had a terrible spring.
More than 20 employers to be recruiting Oct. 5 during SUNY Canton Career Fair
CANTON – More than 20 employers will be recruiting at this year's SUNY Canton Fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center's Intramural Gym.
The event is free and open to community and alumni job seekers, in addition to SUNY Canton students.
According to David Norenberg, director of career services, students should treat a career fair as an introductory interview with every prospective employer they meet.
Big Time Wrestling comes to Ogdensburg Oct. 2
OGDENSBURG -- Big Time Wrestling brings its show to the Lockwood Civic Center Oct. 2 with such wrestlers as Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Carlito, Nick Dinsmore and BTW champion Shane Douglas.
Tickets, at $15 are available at Big Time Wrestling’s website at www.btwpro.com or at Kinney Drugs, 700 Canton St., Ogdensburg.
Turkey dinner at Colton-Pierrepont Central School Sunday afternoon
COLTON – The annual turkey dinner to benefit the St. Patrick-St. Paul’s Altar Rosary Society takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at Colton-Pierrepont Central School.
Price will be $8 for adults, $4 for ages 5 to 12 and free for under age five for the all-you-can-eat meal.
Take-outs will be available. Dessert and beverage will be included with the meal.