'Rising Stars Recital' at SUNY Potsdam Feb. 21 to feature recent grads who are now performers
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam will host the Rising Stars Recital featuring recent graduates of The Crane School of Music who have gone on to careers in musical performance -- and whom the school believes have bright futures ahead of them at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the Snell Music Theater.
Percussionist Robert Sanderl, pianists Jeremy Reger and Marcel Rominger, vocalist Megan Weikleenget and horn player Jessie Thoman will all return for the concert.
The recital will open with the percussion work "Temazcal," for solo maracas and tape.
A.A. Kingston Middle School 7th grader, Heidi Visser, goes over a writing assignment for Mr. Corey Flynn's class. She wrote an article about fun things to do on the Racquette River.
Firefighters credited with 'good save' at chimney fire in Waddington
WADDINGTON – Firefighters were credited with a “good save” Sunday after they responded to a chimney fire, according to St. Lawrence County fire investigators.
The Waddington Fire Department responded at 5:56 p.m. to a home owned and occupied by Steven Reiter and four others at 891 County Route 31.
Only minor damage was reported, investigators said.
The Madrid and Lisbon fire departments provided mutual aid and the Heuevelton, West Potsdam and Lousiville fire departments were on standby.
'Fancy Footwork' exhibit, featuring creative shoes and paintings, opens Feb. 25 in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- St. Lawrence County Arts Council, 51 Market St., will open a new exhibit "Fancy Footwork" Saturday, Feb. 25, featuring creative shoes and paintings by Catherine LaPointe. There will be an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. and the exhibit will run through April 14.
LaPointe’s new book “Urban Legends Across America – The A-Z Anthology” will be available for sale.
St. Lawrence County Trappers Association offering $500 scholarship to natural rescource management major
The St. Lawrence County Trappers Association is again offering a $500 scholarship to one high school senior who will be studying natural resource management in college next fall.
The association awards the scholarship every year in furtherance of their belief that the wise use of renewable resources depends on the education of youth about natural resources and their management.
To apply for the Dave Corse Memorial Scholarship, students can get details from their high school guidance offices or from the association, PO Box 148, Canton, NY, 13617.
Elementary students in Potsdam celebrate 100th day of school
POTSDAM -- Mrs. Robin Lalonde's first-grade class at Potsdam’s Lawrence Avenue Elementary School celebrated 100 days in school by wearing special hats, decorated with the number 100.
The kids were working on several other projects for the special day.
Roos beaten by Vermont Tech to end season
(Canton, N.Y.)- The SUNY Canton men’s basketball team concluded their season with an 87-74 loss to Vermont Technical College Sunday afternoon in Canton.
The Roos (12-11) fell into a double-digit hole in the first 20 minutes before freshman Tyler Ellison (New York, N.Y.) nailed a jumper with 21 seconds left to trim the Green Knights’ lead to 35-26 at halftime.
Roos women's basketball team lose to Vermont Tech to close out season
(Canton, N.Y.)- The SUNY Canton women’s basketball team wrapped up their season with a 64-60 loss to Vermont Technical College Sunday afternoon in Canton.
Mass of Christian Burial for Ellen M. Russell, 84, of Potsdam will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam with Msgr. Robert Aucoin, celebrating. Burial will be in the West Stockholm Cemetery. Ellen died on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena.
Friends may call at the Garner Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 4 - 7 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the St. Lawrence Valley or to a charity of one’s choice.
Private funeral services for Delainey Mae Adele Ames, infant, will be held at the convenience of the family and is under the care of O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton. Delainey was stillborn on February 16, 2012 at the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg.