Discover ancestry at Potsdam Latter-day Saints Aug. 7
POTSDAM – Those wishing to find out about their ancestors are invited to a Family History Fireside at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21 Castle Dr., Aug. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
Wildlife Festival at Paul Smith's Visitor Center Aug. 7
PAUL SMITHS – The Adirondack Park Agency Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) at Paul Smiths will host the Adirondack Wildlife Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7. The annual event will feature children’s activities, live music, wildlife exhibits, food, trail walks and live animal demonstrations.
The day starts with live animal programs. Beth Bidwell, Executive Director of the Wildlife Institute of Eastern New York, will present reptiles, amphibians and a variety of Adirondack raptors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Staples, LaBaff elected SLCIDA officers for upcoming year
CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency (SLCIDA), has elected officers for the upcoming year.
Brian Staples was chosen as chairman; Ernest LaBaff, vice-chairman; and Lynn Blevins, secretary.
Series of fall pre-season meetings set for Section 10 coaches
A series of fall pre-season meetings for Section X coaches has been set. Volleyball coaches will get together at Potsdam High School Room 823 t 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11. Soccer coaches meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16 at Canton’s Williams High School.
Football coaches will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at Saranac Lake High School; modified football coaches will gather at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 in the Ogdensburg Free Academy teachers’ lounge.
Swimmers will take this mile-long course at Postwood Park in Hannawa Falls Aug. 7 starting at 8 a.m. to benefit Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley. Participants, who can win prizes based on the amount they raise through pledges, will complete the course at a pace that suits them. Visit website with more details about the race. Anyone who would like to swim or be part of the safety patrol in kayaks or canoes can call 265-3105 for info.
Funeral services for 68 year old Francis A. Brothers Sr., 145 Porter-Lynch Road, Norwood, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood with Rev. Msgr. Harry Snow presiding. Burial will be held in the Hale Cemetery, Norfolk. Friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mr. Brothers passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 4 at his home surrounded by his family.
Clarkson president, faculty participate in high-tech session hosted today by Sen. Gillibrand in Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Clarkson University President Tony Collins and other faculty and staff participated in an exhibition at the Innovation Showcase hosted by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in conjunction with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) today, in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Winners announced in Ogdensburg paintball tournament
OGDENSBURG – Winners have been announced in the Bulldog Daze of Summer Novice Paintball Tourney held recently at Bulldog Paintball Park at the park south of Ogdensburg and west of Heuvelton.
Five teams competed. Taking first place and the top prize of $250 were Kris Cooley, Ryan Tabak, Brad Taylor, and John Osborne of the High Rollers Young Guns; second place and $150 went to another team called High Rollers, and third, with its $100 prize, to Knights.
Bulldog Park owner Kevin Mix says he is planning a rookie tournament for the end of August or early in September.
Sally Hartman displays some of the artist trading (porcelain) cards and buttons that will be made at the workshops at Ladies First gallery in Rensselaer Falls beginning Aug. 5 and running throughout the month. For more information call Sally at 344-8882 or visit www.ladiesfirstgallery.com. Photo by David Hartman.
Participants, volunteers sought for annual GEAR adventure race Sept. 25
The Health Initiative's fourth annual GEAR event on Saturday, Sept. 25.
GEAR is a fund-raising adventure race with canoeing, on and off road biking, trail running and walking, and mystery challenges to be held somewhere in the wilds of St. Lawrence County.
Part of the adventure is the secrecy of the race location, which is made known two days before the event.