St. Lawrence NYSARC, a non-profit corporation dedicated to working for and with people with disabilities has announced that Community Bank, N.A. is the presenting sponsor for Team NYSARC, a group devoted to local volunteerism. Team NYSARC hosts an Annual Autism Awareness Walk and fundraisers for Traumatic Brain Injury. The funding provided by Community Bank will make it possible for the Team to further support charitable causes in the area.
TAUNY offering two shape note singing workshops in January
CANTON – This January, TAUNY will offer two shape note singing workshops--one on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Potsdam, and the second on Sunday, Jan. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Herring-Cole Hall on the St. Lawrence University campus in Canton.
Committee to bring the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to Ogdensburg seeks donations
OGDENSBURG -- The Committee to bring the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to Ogdensburg June 2 – 7 has raised enough money for the down payment but still needs more.
Committee members say they are still short of the final payment.
They are encouraging St. Lawrence County residents to make a donation in memory of all the fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and friends that were killed, wounded or still missing in action.
Donations can be sent to The Traveling Memorial Wall, Amvets Post #19, 215 Ford St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669, in care of Don Cooke.
SUNY Potsdam men’s hockey downed by No. 10 Castleton
POTSDAM, N.Y. – The SUNY Potsdam men’s hockey team delivered an early goal but was unable to hang on in a 5-2 defeat against No. 10 Castleton State in non-conference action at Maxcy Hall Ice Arena.
The Bears (3-11-1) surrendered four unanswered goals after taking a 1-0 advantage in the first period. Junior goaltender Trevor O’Neill (Bobcaygeon, Ontario) finished with 34 saves in the loss.
St. Lawrence County Music Educators Festival Jan. 15 at SUNY Potsdam
POTSDAM – Five ensembles, featuring 400 of St. Lawrence County’s best young musicians, will perform ay the St. Lawrence County Music Educators Festival “A” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at SUNY Potsdam’s Hosmer Hall in the Crane School of Music.
The instrumentalists and singers are 4th to 12th graders from 16 schools in the area.
Clarkson engineers designing sled for United States Luge Team
POTSDAM -- Two engineers from Clarkson University will work to design a faster, more aerodynamic sled for the United States Luge Team, which it hopes to use at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Mechanical engineering professors Douglas G. Bohl and Brian Helenbrook will use computer models and wind tunnels to speed up the sled and reduce drag.
Ryan Titus, of Potsdam, Hospital Staff Pharmacist, was recently selected as employee of the month by employees of Canton-Potsdam Hospital. His colleagues describe him as compassionate, professional, and reliable. Since his employment began in 2008, Titus has assumed many additional responsibilities, including implementation of the Medical Oncology Pharmacy, which supports the new Medical Oncology Department at the hospital. As employee of the month, Titus received flowers, an achievement certificate and pin, chamber gift certificates, and a designated parking space.
Clarkson women fall in overtime at Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY - Junior Chrissy Scanlon (Queensbury, NY) matched her career-high with 21 points, but a scoreless stretch in the final minutes of overtime left the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team a point short against Plattsburgh State, as the Golden Knights fell 64-63 Tuesday evening at Memorial Hall.
The Golden Knights dropped to 3-7 overall, finishing off the non-conference schedule. Clarkson begins Liberty League play this weekend when it travels to play Vassar and Rensselaer.
Bears tie Spartans, women remain unbeaten in last five hockey games
POTSDAM, N.Y. – The SUNY Potsdam women’s hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to five games Tuesday with a 1-1 tie against Castleton State in a non-conference affair at Maxcy Hall Ice Arena.
After winning last weekend’s Rutland Herald Invitational in Vermont, the Bears (5-7-1 overall) continued their unbeaten run in the New Year with a strong defensive effort and solid goaltending from sophomore Jen Conophy (Burlington, Ontario), who finished with 26 saves.
Marie Florence Devonshire, age 90, of South Colton, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at her home in the town of Colton with her family. Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam. Condolences online can be sent at www.garnerfh.com.