K of C Ladies Auxiliary craft show in Ogdensburg Feb. 5
OGDENSBURG – The Knights of Columbus Council 258 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a craft show Saturday, Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring over 20 exhibitors at 721 Hasbrouck St.
Admission is $1 at door and children are free.
Lots to browse including Tastefully Simple, Premier Design Jewelry, Tupperware, Scentsy Warmers, Visual Addiction Photography, D & T Crafts, Mac’s Sweet’s & Gifts, My Sister & I Designer Knits, Lone Pine Designs as well as homemade sewn items, crocheted and knitted items, and homemade jewelry, wood crafts, rustic decorations and much more.
Massena/Louisville Relay for Life organizing meeting postponed due to storm
MASSENA -- Due to the impending storm, Massena/Louisville American Cancer Society Relay for Life meeting to organize this year's relay has been postponed
It is now scheduled for March 2 at 7 p.m. at the VFW on West Hatfield Street.
There people can pick up team information, find out how to start or join a team, if and learn all the ways to help to make this year’s event successful.
Sick of rising gas prices in the North Country
To the Editor:
Scenario: In the boardroom, feverishly watching the Weather Channel, salivating over the horrible forecast. Every morning, oil executives wake up and check the forecast. It’s cold and it’s going to be cold for quite some time. Below zero cold. OK. Here’s the plan. Jack up the cost of kerosene, gas and fuel oil. Make it harder for people to purchase. Who cares if it’s cold? We’re warm and toasty and can afford all the oil we want with our million dollar pay days and bonuses.
Kudos to Colton crew
Kudos to the Town of Colton highway crews. I ran into some difficulty on the way to work in the snow this week. The courteous plow crew stopped, assisted and had me on my way in no time. Thanks, guys! (They also consistently have the roads plowed and sanded each morning, when warranted.)
North Country preparing for up to foot of snow as winter storm heads our way
Another major storm is headed east, and the predictions are that this one is likely to drop up to a foot of snow on our region.
Total expected snowfall is less than the up to 16 inches predicted Monday morning, but a winter storm warning has been posted for all of St. Lawrence County beginning at 1 a.m. tomorrow and continuing through 7 a.m. Thursday.
One center of precipitation will be moving off to our east today, but not before dropping some snow on our region -- a dusting to two inches, the National Weather Service says.
The St. Lawrence County Music Educators Association recently held an event with over 400 student musicians, grades 4 through 12 at the Crane School of Music. Members of the Jr. School All-County Orchestra worked with guest conductor Lorie Gruneisen. Shown rehearsing are violinists (left to right) Brian Choi (Potsdam), Michaela LaMont, Amanda Mullins (both from Indian River), Emily Farrell (Gouverneur). In the background are harpist Madi Dow (Potsdam), and timpanist Macaula Drake (Hammond). The Junior High Orchestra was organized by Gouverneur music teacher Sheree Scott.
Guest artist to play euphonium at Crane Feb. 5
POTSDAM -- The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam will host guest artist Jason D. Ham for a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5, in Snell Music Theater.
The concert will feature Ham on the euphonium along with some accompaniment from Crane musicians.
The performance will open with the "Aria and Rondo" by Joseph-Hector Fiocco, arranged by SUNY Potsdam Professor Emeritus Arthur Frackenpohl, followed by Joseph Turin's "Concert Piece No. 1," and his own arrangement of Georg Friedrich Händel's "Ombra Mai Fu," from the opera "Serse."
SUNY Potsdam announces Fall 2010 dean's list
POTSDAM -- The State University of New York at Potsdam recently honored students who excelled academically in the Fall 2010 semester, by naming more than 400 students to the Dean's List.
The students include:
• Joshua Adle, a Sociology major from Gouverneur, NY
• Samantha Ahlfeld, a Community Health major from Massena, NY
• Bonnie Anderson, a Art Studio major from Winthrop, NY
• Kayla Anderson, a Undeclared major from Ogdensburg, NY
• Macy Bailey, a Sociology major from Ogdensburg, NY
Ritchie, Griffo vote in Senate for property tax cap
Both of St. Lawrence County’s state senators voted Monday with the majority to pass Governor Cuomo’s property tax cap plan. The vote was 45 to 17.
48th District Sen. Patty Ritchie said, “We’re serious cutting spending, and we are serious about cutting taxes. This bill allows local taxpayers to do both.”
Lisbon Congregational all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday
LISBON – An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Lisbon Congregational Church (White Church) from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.
The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 10, and free for children under 5.
Home-baked goods will also be on sale.