Zumba Saturdays at Parishville-Hopkinton
PARISHVILLE -- The Parishville-Hopkinton Girls' Soccer Teams sponsors Zumba classes from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School (except April 30).
Instructor is Danielle Grant Cost is $5 per person. Everyone is welcome.
Is it me or is this country getting worse? We just lost a cheese plant after National Grid shut their power off. No big surprise there. The gas prices are rising even when the price per barrel goes down. Why are we allowing foreign companies to control our American companies? The Chinese president has come to our country. Why? So that we can try to get him to allow us to sell our products in his country, to make his currency stronger and to get them to stop stealing our computer software. It even said on the news that it’s not likely that he will make any changes.
Pets need attention
I have to say that I am disgusted to keep reading in the “items under $500” section of how many pets are for sale and people have the nerve to put in the ad that the reason they are giving the dog away is that they don’t have time for the dog or they didn’t realize the dog would get so big or the dog doesn’t get along with the other animals in the house or there are too many other animals in the house or the dog is hyper. What did they think they were getting into when buying that puppy? No wonder our shelters are overpopulated.
Clarkson Air Force ROTC groups honored
POTSDAM – Two groups associated with Clarkson University's Air Force ROTC detachment were recently honored.
The Air Force ROTC Drill Team, the Golden Knights, took first place in two categories at a meet at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
They placed first in squad trick and squad inspection. Approximately 11 college ROTC units from around the east coast and Ohio competed.
Civilian students, as well as cadets, make up the drill team.
Rodney J. Brown, 72, formerly of Constantia and Massena, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse.
Born in Massena, he lived in Connecticut before moving to Constantia 39 years ago.
Rodney worked as a laborer for Crouse-Hinds in Syracuse for 22 years and was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
Ogdensburg Public Library to seek direct funding from taxpayers in city school district
OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Public Library Board of Trustees is asking voters to allow the library to be funded directly by the taxpayers in the Ogdensburg school district.
Their proposal would replace funds from the city’s budget with a budget line in the school district.
Libraries across the state have seen cuts in aid from the state, county and city, and with more cuts expected in 2011, the board decided a more reliable source of income was needed if the library is to continue serving Ogdensburg.
Massena Masons host pancake breakfast Saturday
MASSENA – The Massena Masons will be holding their monthly Community Pancake Breakfast next Saturday, April 9, at the First United Methodist Church, Main Street, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $7 adults, children 6-12 are $4, and 5 and under are free.
They will be serving pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and home fries.
Proceeds will benefit the Massena Masonic Lodge and the charitable work they perform in our local community.
For more information, contact John Schneider at 250-1765.
Fish Fry Friday at Canton VFW
CANTON – The VFW Post 1231 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Fish Fry Friday, April 8 from 4 to 7 p.m.
The menu includes fish (baked or fried), macaroni & cheese or French fries, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage.
The cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children 5-12, and free for under 5.
Call 262-6254 for takeouts.
Dressed in traditional African clothing, Lawrence Avenue Elementary School music teacher Deb Nikkari leads the 3rd graders in one of the many songs they recently performed to the delight of fellow students, families and friends. The play this year was "The Elephant's Child" based on a story by Rudyard Kipling. Each third grade class presented a song and dance routine to African music.
Mohawk International Raceway in Akwesasne opens for season in six weeks
AKWESASNE -- Just six weeks remain before the drop of the first green flag of the season at Mohawk International Raceway.
Many events are lined up, including the return of the Empire Super Sprints, the debut of the O'Reilly All-Star Sprint Cars, plus DIRTcar Tour events in September for the Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Pro Stocks.
The Frenchie's Chevrolet 358 Modified Series will return. Also featured will be the Frenchie's Built Ford Tough Sportsman Series, Bailey Motor Company Pro Stock Tour, and the CKON 97.3FM Bandit Series.