Colton Health Fair had good participation
To the Editor:
I would like to thank the following organizations for participating in the Colton Winterfest Health Fair - SLC Sheriff’s Dept., SLC Stop DWI, SLC Health Initiative, Hospice and Palliative Care, American Red Cross, Seaway Valley Prevention Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Community Health Center of the North Country, Colton Rescue Squad, TOPS, Dr. Adam Jaffe, Catherine Klein Massage Therapist, Cancer Action of NY, North Country Children’s Clinc, SLC Public Health, Hoose, Knight and Associates, and Renewal House.
Sisson St. buckling
What is going on with the rolling and buckling on Sisson Street (Potsdam)? Didn’t they just redo that road in the village limits in the last 5-8 years? How could it be heaving so badly when others are not? What is up with that?
Ogdensburg resident receives BA from Cazenovia College
Anna Webster, of Ogdensburg, a graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy, received a bachelor of arts degree in communication studies minoring in biology, in December 2010, from Cazenovia College.
Cazenovia College, named one of "America's Best Colleges" by US News & World Report, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college, located near Syracuse, N.Y.
Ogdensburg resident named to dean's list at Colby College
Katherine G. Nealon, a member of the Class of 2011 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the dean's list for her outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2010-11 year.
Nealon, the daughter of James and Kristin Nealon of Ogdensburg, is majoring in international studies at Colby.
She attended Uruguayan American School.
Students whose grade point averages were 3.6 or higher were named to the Dean's List.
Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation.
David Horton Riehl passed away Jan. 8 at the age of 59, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 14, 1951, in Potsdam, N.Y., the third child of William and Evelyn Dickie Riehl.
He graduated from Colton-Pierrepont Central School in 1969, then received a bachelor of science degree in physics (1973) from Ithaca College, and a master of science degree in physics (1975) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He was formerly married to the Rev. Natalie Scholl.
Be careful in cold and snow, Claxton-Hepburn warns
OGDENSBURG -- February is National Heart Month, and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center wants people to know how cold weather can affect your heart, especially if you have cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular diseases are responsible for half of all deaths in developed countries. Highest levels occur during colder winter months due to a decrease in temperature. In many studies heavy snow was connected with sudden death, due to snow shoveling, and mostly in men probably who did not ordinarily exercise.
Development agency taking applications for $800K in grants
The St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency is accepting applications for grants from its $800,000 Community Development and Environmental Improvement Program.
The program is aimed at providing clear and demonstrable benefits to St. Lawrence County communities.
Eligible applicants include communities, not-for-profit organizations, institutions and other incorporated entities in St. Lawrence County that are planning to undertake such a project. Applications are due by Feb. 28.
Electro-acoustic piano concert Friday at St. Lawrence University.
CANTON - Pianist and composer Keith Kirchoff will perform an electro-acoustic piano concert on Friday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. in Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
Seven very different pieces will be presented; some are highly interactive, while others simply play along with a pre-recorded "tape." One piece is a duet for piano and Nintendo Wii.
Valentine’s party at Potsdam American Legion Feb. 11
POTSDAM -- The Sons of the American Legion will host a Valentines party Feb. 11 at the American Legion on the Potsdam-Madrid Road from 7 p.m. to midnight.
A disc jockey, karaoke, raffles and 50/50 are planned. The public is invited.
Hopkinton's Camp Mandaville hosting 4 Winterfest retreats for children beginning Feb. 11
HOPKINTON –Camp Mandaville, a year-round Christian Camp and Retreat Center, will be hosting its second of four Winterfest (overnight) retreats for children in grades 5-7 Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12.
Some of the highlights at each event include: snow tubing, ice skating, outdoor games, Bible lessons, camp fires, singing and skits, and plenty of good food. Dates for the other events are Feb. 24-26 for grades 7-12; and March 11-12 for grades 1-3.