Storywalk to be held in Edwards on July 19
EDWARDS – Exercise while reading July 19 during a storywalk will be held outside the Hepburn Library of Edwards, 205 Main St..
Chris Fuller will be reading “Brown Bear” by Eric Carle throughout the storywalk, which starts at 7 p.m.
Rolo the Clown will be in attendance following the walk. He will tie balloons in interesting shapes for those attending.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the library at 562-3521 or 562-3483.
The event is free and open to the public.
Brian J. Stephenson, 45, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur where he was also under the care of Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley. Funeral arrangements are private with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Brian was born February 11, 1966 in Canton, the son of William and Rita Sharlow Stephenson. Brian attended Gouverneur schools and Mater Dei College in Ogdensburg, majoring in criminal justice. He was employed at several department stores in the area.
Private graveside service for Ella Michaelis Rogers, 87, Potsdam and Hannawa Falls, will be held at the convenience of the family. Mrs. Rogers passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the United Helpers Maplewood Campus, Canton.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Contributions in her memory may be made to United Helpers Maplewood Campus, 205 State Street Road, Canton, New York 13617.
This kayaker braved the whitewater on the Raquette River at Stone Valley in Colton recently as Brookfield Power released water. Photo submitted by Phyllis Charleson.
Parks Canada manager joins board of Ogdensburg’s Fort La Presentation
OGDENSBURG – Anne-Marie Johnson, site manger for Fort Wellington in Prescott, Ont., has been elected to the Fort La Présentation Association Board of Directors.
Johnson’s knowledge and experience benefits the organization, said Barbara O’Keefe, President of the Fort La Présentation Association. The association plans to build a heritage interpretation center adjacent to the archaeological site of Fort de la Présentation, 1749-1759.
Massena chamber celebrates renaming of OneMain Financial
MASSENA -- The Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce and its Chamber Ambassadors were on hand recently to celebrate the renaming of the OneMain Financial.
Located at 164 Harte Haven Plaza, the firm was formerly called CitiFinancial.
Morristown Gateway Museum to start summer concerts July 18 with Dan Berggren
MORRISTOWN – The Morristown Gateway Museum summer concert July 18 when Dan Berggren performs at the museum.
Other performances will include Paul Knowles and Kathy Summer, July 25; Nichols Family Gospel Concert, Aug. 1; Sweet Adelines, Aug. 8; Jack Kelly's Little Big Band, Aug. 15; and Mark Mason, Aug. 22.
All concerts are held at Chapman Park from 7 to 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Bring a lawn chair. In the event of rain, they will be held at the museum.
Helping Hands of Potsdam to hold charity golf tourney July 30
POTSDAM -- The fifth annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Helping Hands of Potsdam will be held at the Potsdam Town and Country Club Saturday, July 30 with a shot gun start at 8 a.m. Format will be four-person captain-and-crew and foursomes can be mixed, all male, or all female.
Entry fee is an all-inclusive $60 per person.
Applications are available at most area golf courses or may be obtained by contacting Helping Hands, PO Box 92, Hannawa Falls, NY 13647 or calling 268-0633.
O’Brien, Hagan, Smith, White notch wins at Mohawk International Raceway
By TIM BALTZ
AKWESASNE -- With the night’s sponsor Keegan’s Tobacco on hand Friday night, the cars and stars at Mohawk International Raceway put on one of the best shows of the 2011 season.
A smooth surface allowed for plenty of multi-groove racing, which led to some thrilling finishes.
Man checking on mother at summer home finds her drowned in Black Lake
MACOMB – A man who went to check on his mother at a summer home on Black Lake Friday found her drowned in eight inches of water.
Sean M. Johnson went to the house at 26 Mineral Point Road, Macomb, to check on his mother, Kathleen Johnson, 65, of Phoenix, who had been staying alone at the camp alone for the past two weeks. Johnson told state police he had not been able to reach her for several days.
Johnson found his mother dead, between a manual boat lift in Black Lake in about eight inches of water and called 911.