Norfolk K of C breakfast Sunday
NORFOLK – A brunch hosted by the Norfolk Knights of Columbus will be held at the Visitation parish center on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
The menu includes pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, home fries, ham, sausage, toast, muffins, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 adults, $4 under 12, free under 5, $16 per famil.
Takeouts will be available.
Flaming Leaves Festival in Lake Placid Saturday and Sunday
LAKE PLACID -- You can celebrate the fall season during the annual Flaming Leaves Festival, at the Olympic Jumping Complex, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Claxton-Hepburn board member Patterson receives trustee advocacy award
OGDENSBURG – During its annual meeting at The Sagamore on Lake George, the Healthcare Trustees of New York State (HTNYS), presented Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center board member, the Reverend Thomas Patterson, the 2010 Trustee Advocacy Award. The award recognizes and encourages trustee engagement in advocacy on behalf of the hospital, health system, or healthcare organization.
Mark Webster, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center President, notes, “Tom is an exemplar, whose enthusiasm for life, service to others, and inspiring vision is infectious to all of us privileged to work with him.”
Lt. Col. Gardner receives award for excellence as instructor
Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey V. Gardner received the Joint Forces Staff College Recognition of Excellence Award for extraordinary contributions as an instructor.
The Joint Forces Staff College, located in Norfolk, Va., is a component of the National Defense University that educates national security professionals in the planning and execution of joint, multinational, and interagency operations to instill a primary commitment to joint, multinational and interagency teamwork, attitudes, and perspectives.
LaFleur gets kudos for Fresh Air Fund work
To the Editor:
This year, 30 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in St. Lawrence County.
Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youngsters experience simple summertime pleasures, including afternoons of swimming, fishing at sunset and roasting s’mores over a campfire.
Colton Amvets grateful for Howell fundraiser success
To the Editor:
Amvets Post 262 held a fundraiser on Sept. 11 to help Marine Cpl. Aaron Howell and his family with the cost that he and his family are incurring while Cpl. Howell is recovering from injuries he sustained while protecting our country. The members that were able to participate feel privileged and honored to have been part of this endeavor. We are so proud of him and his family for staying strong through all these difficult days and nights.
In response to “Crosswalk Danger” (Sept. 8-14), in Potsdam and anywhere else with a double lane roadway: The crosswalk in Canton near Jreck’s is extremely dangerous. I have been hit and almost hit a pedestrian several times. It is impossible to see with the number of vehicles parked along the street and with the busy traffic. Not to mention pedestrians just assume that if one car is stopped the lane adjacent will stop as well. All crosswalks on double lanes should be controlled by a light, not up to the pedestrian.
Rich Grayson, standing left, holds one end of the Canton First Presbyterian Church’s Rummage Sale banner and Ellen Grayson, right, holds the other end. Seated are Joyce Bell and Patricia Mace, holding a few of the items that will be offered at the sale Friday, Oct. 8, from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A bag sale begins noon on Saturday with warm adult clothes and shoes, baby and children’s clothes, household goods, books and other items.
Life in St. Lawrence County has changed a lot since WWII, especially businesses, colleges
By CRAIG FREILICH
Life in the North Country has changed a lot since World War II, especially the experience at area colleges and the pattern of local business.
“There were still a lot of people in the 1940s who didn’t have electricity. And even into the 1950s, I remember people who lived on the back roads in Pierrepont had no electric, no telephone,” said Varick Chittenden, whose family has lived in St. Lawrence County for more than 200 years.
Halloween costume contest is part of Potsdam's Fright Night Oct. 28
POTSDAM – St. Lawrence Chocolates and Rose & Kiernan Insurance Agency will sponsor a Halloween costume contest during the annual Fright Night activities on Thursday, Oct. 28 at the new Potsdam Chamber offices at 24 Market St.
Skinny the Skelton is expected to be the master of ceremonies for this event for infants, children and adults.