The Kiwanis Club of Potsdam recently gave away two bicycles and two bicycle helmets. Potsdam Kiwanis President Dan Fritz congratulates students Makenzie Martin (left), Brooke Moore, Montana Cook and Hunter Wilson on their wins. View story for more details.
Former Plumley agents open new realty office in Potsdam
By CRAIG FREILICH
POTSDAM – A new realty office, Nikki Coates & Associates, is open and operating at 30 Main St.
Nikki Coates, who worked for Plumley Real Estate in Potsdam for 22 years, has brought Plumley’s former principal broker, Norene Randall, with her into the new business. Randall has 20 years’ experience in the business.
“The market has changed in the way we interact with buyers and sellers, largely through technology,” Coates said. “So we’ve been looking for a slightly different way to sell real estate.”
St. Lawrence County Office for Aging offering booklets worth $20 for fruits, vegetables at local farmers’ markets
The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging has coupon booklets worth $20, redeemable at your local farmers’ market for fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables.
These coupons are available free for seniors over 60 who are receiving or eligible for SSI, public assistance, food stamps, Section 8 housing subsidy, or whose income is less than $1,678 if single or less than $2,267 if married.
Lisbon Wesleyan Church's vacation Bible school begins July 11
LISBON -- Lisbon Wesleyan Church's vacation Bible school, with a Lava Lava Island theme this year, runs from Monday to Friday, July 11 to 15 from 6 to 8:15 p.m.
This is for kids aged three years through grade 6.
Renovations preclude July luncheon at Norwood United Methodist Church
NORWOOD -- The Norwood United Methodist Church, 8 Prospect St., in July will not be holding the free will luncheon they host on the third Sunday of each month.
The church says that renovations there will preclude having the lunch this month.
Elmer A. Side, 85, of Swan Hollow Road, died Thursday at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, where he had been a patient since Saturday.
He was born February 7, 1926 in Alexandria Bay, son of John Side, Sr. and Ella Paige Side.
He was educated in Alexandria Bay schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He married Doris McPhall on April 25, 1948 in Alexandria Bay. Mrs. Side died December 11, 1998.
Amparo Maytin, 88, formerly of Potsdam, passed away peacefully at her apartment in Shaker Heights, Ohio, on July 3, 2011.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Iury; two sons, Edward and Terence; and five grandchildren.
She met her future husband at the end of World War II in 1945; they were married in Manila in 1949 and moved back to the US in 1951.
In 1963, the couple moved to Potsdam where Iury took a job as a professor at Clarkson University. They resided in Potsdam for 43 years before moving to Ohio in 2006.
Potsdam man charged with harassment in connection with downtown incident
POTSDAM -- Kurt M. Covey, 22, Potsdam, is accused of harassment after he allegedly tried to stop a woman he was arguing with from getting away.
On July 2, Potsdam police responded to an ongoing argument in the Prosh lot off of Elm Street.
Officers learned that the argument started across the street.
The female victim went to the parking lot to get away from the defendant and the defendant followed her to prevent her from getting away and used his arm to prevent her from putting her vehicle window up, according to police.
Stanley Cup coming to Lake Placid next week
LAKE PLACID – The National Hockey League championship trophy, the Stanley Cup, will be in Lake Placid next week.
Boston Bruins’ head athletic trainer Don DelNegro, of Lake Placid, will bring the cup to his home town, as is the privilege of members and staff of the winning team.
Since the Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks to win the cup, it has been making its way through Canada and the United States.
On Tuesday, July 12, DelNegro will bring it to the Conference Center at Lake Placid’s Edelweiss Gallery for a public display, from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
AARP safe driving course July 11, 12 in Potsdam
POTSDAM – An AARP safe driving course will be offered Monday and Tuesday July 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Mayfield Senior Community Center, May Road.
Those completing the course are eligible to receive a 10 percent reduction on their auto insurance bill and reduction in points on their driver’s license.
To make a reservation, call 265-4070 and bring driver’s license and AARP membership card the first day.
Cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members.