Grace Covenant Church offering Vacation Bible School Aug. 10-12
OGDENSBURG -- Grace Covenant Church will be offering Vacation Bible School Wednesday through Friday Aug. 10 – 12 from 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A closing program is planned Aug. 13 from 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Theme will be “Gold Rush - Discovering the Rock of Ages.”
Registration forms can be found at www.gccnny.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/VBSRegistrationForm-2.pdf
For more information, call Karin Blackburn at 854-4971.
Jamie Weber of Gouverneur took this beautiful nighttime shot of the lights of the midway at the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair, running now through Sunday. For more information, visit www.gouverneurfair.net.
Brier Hill Fire Department takes first at Gouverneur & St. Lawrence County Fair parade
BRIER HILL -- The Brier Hill Fire Department took first place in the Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair Parade for Marching on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Coming in second was the Hammond Fire and Rescue Department. Morristown Fire Department would have placed, but they were disqualified for sounding a siren on one of their units.
Marching for the Brier Hill Fire Department were:
Chief: Shawn Macaulay
2nd Asst. Chief: Bill VanVleet
Fire Fighter: Ben VanDamme
Fire Fighter: Bobbi Jo Hoffman
Fire Fighter: Donni Aldrich
Under new management, Fashion Kraze in Canton featuring fashions from Bloomingdales
By CRAIG FREILICH
CANTON – High fashion from Bloomingdales has come to Canton, at the Fashion Kraze store in the University Plaza, which is under new management.
“We have an exclusive deal with Bloomingdales in New York to carry all the brands Blomingdales carries, include Tommy Hlifiger, Michael Kors, XO, and others,” said Herbert Becker, former chairman and CEO of Hackett’s Department Stores.
Man facing numerous charges for stealing ATV, leading deputies on chase down Route 56 in Potsdam
POTSDAM – A Snye, Que., man faces numerous charges after stealing an ATV and leading St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies on chase down State Rt. 56 Friday.
Cory T. Edwards, 26, 1451 Rimer Rd, Snye, Que., has been charged with failure to comply, reckless driving of an ATV, operation on a state highway, not wearing a helmet, and possession of stolen property.
According to deputies, they attempted to stop Edwards when they first spotted him driving down Rt. 56 without a helmet. He refused to pull over and eluded police by going off the roadway into a wooded area.
Randy Travis, Neal McCoy, demolition derby, rodeo highlight Franklin County Fair
MALONE - Country music star Randy Travis, American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox, midway rides, a demolition derby and a rodeo are just a few of the long list of events at the 2011 Franklin County Fair Saturday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 14.
Season tickets for all nine days are $40. Admission on Aug. 6, 8, 9 and 11 is $8. Aug. 7 and 13 is $12. Aug. 10 and 14 is $15. Parking on the grounds is $3. Children 12 and under are admitted free all week. Grandstand is free with admission ticket. For more information, call 518-483-0720.
Clarence H. Baker, born on December 23, 1940, passed away at his home on August 5, 2011.
Clarence is survived by two brothers, James H. Baker of Massena and Micky Baker of Canton; four sisters, Marie Almond, of Midland, TX; MaryAnne Marashian of Massena; Bonnie Crites, of Massena, and Patti Stafford of Benton, AR. There are also many nieces and nephew, including his "favorite girlfriend" Emma. Clarence was predeceased by his mother, Jeannette Almond; father, Clarence A. Baker; and a brother, Richard Baker.
A gathering of family and friends for Kathryn D. Nearing, 91, Lake Street in Hammond, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Hammond with Pastor Cathy Stevenson as the celebrant.
Kathryn died early Thursday morning, Aug 4, at her home under the care of Hospice and her family. Arrangements are with the Fox & Murray Funeral Home.
Akwesasne Mohawk Casino adds Double-Deck Blackjack
HOGANSBURG -- The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino has added Double Deck Blackjack to the table games lineup.
“This Las Vegas favorite is what true blackjack players enjoy and we are so proud to give it to them,” said General Manager Patrick Bassney.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is only the second casino in New York State to offer the Las Vegas-style game.
County board of legislators operations committee to meet Aug. 8 at Clifton-Fine
STAR LAKE -- The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators Operations Committee will meet Monday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Clifton-Fine Central High School auditorium, 11 Hall Ave.
The committee will not meet in the normal Board Chambers in Canton.
In addition to a discussion of agenda items, a tour of the former Jones and Laughlin site is planned.
For directions, call 379-2276.