Electrical short blamed for blaze in Gouverneur
GOUVERNEUR – A short circuit is being blamed for a blaze that caused moderate damage to a home at 171 Rowley St. Saturday afternoon.
The Gouverneur Volunteer Fire Department responded at 1:48 p.m. to the home owned and occupied by Christopher Miller and two others.
The Richville and Oxbow fire departments provided mutual aid and the Gouverneur Rescue Squad also responded. The DeKalb Junction Fire Department was on standby.
St. Lawrence County fire investigators reported moderate water damage to the downstairs area of the house.
Canton's Yoga Loft announces several new classes including Afro-Brazilian dance, Asian martial arts
Registrations being accepted for Forever Wired Conference Sept. 7 at Clarkson
POTSDAM – Registrations are being accepted for the annual Forever Wired Conference Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Clarkson University.
Featured will be professional development, information sessions and networking for teleworkers, entrepreneurs, human resources officers, economic developers and individuals interested in learning more about “green tech” commerce, broadband adoption and wired work trends.
For more info and registration information visit Clarkson.edu/adk, e-mail [email protected] or call 268-4483.
SUNY Canton announces several administrative promotions, welcomes new staff
CANTON -- SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy recently announced several administrative promotions for the Fall 2010 semester and welcomed all new employees to the College.
"One of the key reasons that we've been able to maintain our level of growth is by placing the right people in the right careers at the College," said Kennedy. "Through key promotions and new hires, we will be able to continue our trend and continue to move forward."
Among the employees to receive recent promotions at SUNY Canton:
Funeral services for Michael Leo Francis, 45, of Bayley Road Massena will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Colin Lucid officiating. The family will receive friends and family on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Louisville Community Cemetery. Michael passed away at home Saturday, August 28, 2010.
BOCES adult education offers enrichment and career development
The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Adult and Continuing Education Program provides St. Lawrence County residents with a variety of personal enrichment and career development classes.
Classes are offered in the Norwood and Massena area and include GED Fast Track, 5-Hour Pre-Licensing Course, Beginning Computers for Older Adults, E-mail and Internet Basics for Older Adults, Fresh Cedar Poinsettia Swig, Fresh Red Berry Wreath, Resume and Cover Letter Clinic and hundreds of on-line learning courses.
Claxton-Hepburn joins forces with Tobacco Cessation for seven-week program
OGDENSBURG – Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and the Tobacco Cessation Center of Northern New York is offering a seven-week smoking cessation program in the medical center's auditorium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, Sept. 2.
Free nicotine patches and/or gum will be available to eligible participants. Advance registration is required.
To register for this free program at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, contact the Tobacco Cessation Center of Northern New York at 261-5436 or the Claxton-Hepburn Community Relations Department at 393-8880, ext. 5251.
Funeral services for Robert L. Elliott, 94, of Malone and formerly of Ogdensburg were held Saturday, August 28, 2010 at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home, 528 Franklin St., Ogdensburg with Sister Ann Marie Ryan, officiating. Burial was in Ogdensburgh Cemetery. Mr. Elliott died at the Alice Hyde Nursing Home, Malone on Wed., Aug. 25, 2010. He had been a resident there since April 10, 2007.
Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country was the recipient of a $1300 donation from the Red Knights Motorcycle Chapter NY 35. The money was raised at the 3nd Annual Charity Ride for the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country on July 10th. The Red Knights International Motorcycle Club, active and retired firefighters, has 300 chapters nationwide. New York Chapter 35 in northern St. Lawrence County, has grown to over 50 members. The purpose of the local chapter is to promote brotherhood, enjoy family oriented motorcycling, and raise monies for local charities.
School supplies available for Greater Canton area families
CANTON – The Church and Community Program is accepting applications for school supplies from Food Stamp-eligible families in the Greater Canton area.
Deadline to apply for the annual program is Sept. 10.
The Church and Community Program Thrift Shop, 95 Main St., is also selling good used clothing and household items from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Donations are accepted Mondays through Wednesdays only.
For information on either program, call 386-3534.