Northern Lights LEAH game night, movie Feb. 25
POTSDAM – Northern Lights LEAH (Loving Education at Home) will hold its next meeting Friday, Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the New Hope Community Church, 33 Grant St.
The theme for this meeting will be Game Night.
Bring your favorite board game to share, or try someone else’s.
They will also be showing the parental rights film, "The Child." For more information, call Amy at 268-0234.
Potsdam woman with BAC three times legal limit charged with aggravated DWI
POTSDAM – Village police charged Sheila H. Scott, 41, Potsdam, with aggravated driving while intoxicated at 12:11 a.m. Saturday in the Burger King parking lot.
Police allege that Scott’s blood alcohol content was .24 percent, three times the legal limit of .08 percent, and above.18 percent, causing the aggravated charge.
She was issued an appearance ticket for village court on March 9.
Claxton-Hepburn babysitter training course March 12
OGDENSBURG -- The next Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center babysitter training course is from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 in the center’s auditorium.
Class size is limited to the first 20 paid registrations received.
To get credit, students must attend the entire day.
Girls and boys who will be 12 by March 12 are eligible to enroll. Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 4.
For registration information, call the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation at 393-9175 or pick up an application at 503 Mansion Ave.
Ukulele Club of Potsdam jam Feb. 25
POTSDAM – The Ukulele Club of Potsdam will be holding a "3 Chord Jam" this Friday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Creative Spirit Gallery, 6 Raymond St. (below the tile company).
Some loaner ukes are available.
Bring 10 copies of a familiar song to share.
Ukulele players of any ability level are encouraged to attend and join in the fun.
Sue Weems, owner of the salon Magic Comb in Potsdam, says her tanning beds just aren't worth the trouble anymore. Some salons in the area are dropping tanning due to taxes, fees, paperwork and a dip in customer demand. To read the full story, click here.
Potsdam chamber’s fundraiser successful
To the Editor:
The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Clarkson University for their generosity in allowing the chamber to sell tickets to the recent Clarkson/Brown College game. The chamber sold over 230 tickets, making this event a very successful fundraiser.
We also would like to thank Blevins Motors for sponsoring the “Make the Shot” Contest where three chamber ticket holders were given the chance to shoot a hockey puck to win a Jeep Wrangler. Even though two of the shots had potential, no one drove away with the vehicle.
Start at the top
I couldn’t help but laugh over the last few weeks of bickering back and forth between school administrators and teachers salaries. Everyone knows it all started with the governor stating how overpaid school superintendents are. Duh. When starting teachers make around $34,000 (yes that is what they make and what they file on their income tax return), while superintendents make three to ten times that amount, something is very wrong.
Lots for kids to explore
I laughed a little to myself today when I read an article about a local head start field trip to the local Price Chopper. While I applaud the head start teachers for trying to come up with a way to make something the children do probably weekly with Mom and Dad seem interesting, it made me realize what a post 9-11 world really means. When I was a kid we went to Ottawa almost every year, we went to museums and Upper Canada Village. Now with the borders all but closed, it is a much bleaker story. That being said though, there are lots of local places that most people do not realize exist.
Thank you so much to Handy Man for Hire. First I called about a leak in my roof. They were here the next morning to fix it. Second, the snow had piled up so high on the flat side of my roof, I called and the next morning at 8 a.m., they were here to get the snow off. They worked through hours in the cold to make sure my home was in good shape. Thank you Bruce and your men. It’s good to know such honest and dependable contractors.
SLU professor awarded economics prize
CANTON - St. Lawrence University Dana Professor of Economics Steven G. Horwitz has been awarded the Hayek Prize by the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation.
It is the 15th awarding of the prize, given for "scholarship that applies the paradigm of methodological individualism that is at the heart of the perspective of Austrian economics to areas of inquiry outside of traditional economic inquiry."