Norwood-Norfolk Elementary School students and staff recently collected over 850 pounds of pull tabs. The pull tabs are melted down and the money is donated to the Shriner's Hosptial for Children. Teacher's assistant Mrs. Adams organized the effort. Standing with the pull tabs are Shriners Harold Brothers, Mark Decare, and Jim Boyce, and students Bodie Molnar, Reed Gravlin, BrittanyAnn VanGuilder, Ryan Lashway, Sophia Lawzon, Nick Tebo, Camedon Stephon, and Josh Hargett.
Brasher man maintains 800 bee hives, produces 30,000 pounds of honey a year
By MAUREEN PICHÉ
BRASHER FALLS – Raising livestock can be a challenge, especially if the critters come with stingers.
Since 1988, beekeeper Mark Berninghausen has been running an apiary, building up his hives to sometimes 800 a season, and producing honey he sells all over Northern New York. Last year, his bees produced roughly 30,000 pounds of honey.
Ogdensburg’s Frederic Remington Art Museum receives $10,000 for educational programming
OGDENSBURG - The J. M. McDonald Foundation has awarded the Frederic Remington Art Museum's Centennial Campaign $10,000 for educational programming.
The foundation was created in 1952 by J. M. McDonald.
Over the past 59 years, trustees of the foundation have sought to uphold J. M.'s desire to improve education and social programs in and around the upstate New York area.
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ogdensburg receives marble statue
OGDENSBURG – The United Helpers organization recently donated a marble statute entitled, "Christ the Comforter" to the St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Garden in Ogdensburg.
The statue had resided at the United Helpers Nursing Home at 40 West Main St. in Canton until recently when it was relocated to the garden.
Printmaking class for children offered in Potsdam Monday
POTSDAM – The World Artisan, 1/2 Main St. in Potsdam, will host the next “Lessons with Laura” on Monday, June 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The class is for children in grades 1-5 and is $10/child.
This lesson will focus on printmaking. In this session children will etch images into styrofoam plates and learn basic relief printing technique. All materials provided; many colorful inks and hand-made papers to choose from.
Call 261-4844 to reserve your child a spot.
Wine Tasting Dinner at 1844 House June 21 to benefit St. Mary’s School in Canton
POTSDAM -- 1844 House, 6885 Rt. 11, Potsdam, and St. Mary’s School, Canton, invite the public to their first Wine Tasting Dinner at 6 p.m. June 21 at the Potsdam restaurant.
Dinner will include hors d'oeuvres, soup, a fish course, a meat course, and dessert, with four different wines served with the meal.
Proceeds form the event will benefit St. Mary's School.
Reservations are $100 per person. Seating is limited to 75 people.
For reservations call 1844 House at 286-1844.
Perioperative nurses at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, including Judy Armano, Ruthann Badlam, Marion VandenHeuvel, Memory Bouchard, Art Wilson, and Justin Warriner, recently earned the credential of CNOR after successfully completing a rigorous national exam developed and administered by the Competency and Credentialing Institute. For details, view story.
Owners of Potsdam’s Sergi’s Restaurant to be honored by Rotarians
POTSDAM -- The Rotary Club of Potsdam will honor Sam and Carmela Spagnolo with the Service Above Self Award, and Shawn Seymour with the Paul Harris Award at its annual dinner Wednesday, June 29, at the Cheel Campus Center at Clarkson University.
Lowell Warner will be installed as 2011-2012 president while Neal Zirn will be honored as outgoing president.
The club will honor the Spagnolos, owners of Sergi's Restaurant in Potsdam, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the Potsdam community.
Healthcare Decision Act, Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment important, say Claxton-Hepburn staffers
OGDENSBURG -- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center is reminding patients that the Family Healthcare Decision Act and Medical Orders For Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) can help ensure people’s wishes are followed when it comes time to make end-of-life decisions.
An advanced directive allows a patient to make decisions regarding medical care, and the right to accept or refuse treatment. The patient can document their wishes on a NY State Health Care Proxy form or a Living Will.
Student creates christening gown for Gabriel Project
POTSDAM – The Gabriel Project recently received a christening gown made by sewing student Hunter Wilson.
Gabriel Project is a national parish-based program which exists to help pregnant women both materially and spiritually. These needs are met with no charge to the mother.
Hunter said she was very excited to sew this garment for such special babies.