NYPA to unveil details of low-cost energy program to attact and keep business at Sept. 14 meeting in Massena
MASSENA – The New York Power Authority informs the public on the details of ReCharge New York, a low-cost electricity program aimed at attracting new businesses and encouraging existing organizations to stay and grow, at meetings in at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Hawkins Point Visitor’s Center, 21 Hawkins Point Road.
North Country Savings pledges $20,000 to Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation
North Country Savings Bank recently pledged $20,000 to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation’s “Constructing Healthier Communities” campaign.
The contribution will help the Hospital pay for the recent renovations and construction at 49 Lawrence Ave. in Potsdam, the E.J. Noble Building in Canton, and the new Center for Cancer Care on the main hospital campus.
Seaway Valley Senior Citizens to meet Sept. 13 in Waddington
WADDINGTON – The next meeting for the Seaway Valley Senior Citizens will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Methodist Church in Waddington at noon.
Members are asked to bring a dish to share, their place settings and a beverage.
For more information, call 769-6731, 388-4242 or 322-5554.
Players sought for Presbyterian golf tourney in Potsdam Sept. 17
POTSDAM – Golfers are being sought to participate in the Presbyterian Golf Tournament Sept. 17 at the Potsdam Town and Country Club.
All proceeds will benefit church missions. Cost for the captain-and-crew tournament is $60 per person.
Putting and chipping contests begin at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon.
A pork loin dinner is included in the fee and will be served following the event at the Potsdam Presbyterian Center.
To register to play, call the church at 265-9434 and leave a message.
Soaring Eagles defeat SUNY Potsdam Bears to take College Cup, 5-2
POTSDAM -- Elmira College (3-0) rallied twice to defeat the SUNY Potsdam men’s soccer team 5-2, in the championship game of the SUNY Potsdam Men’s Soccer College Cup.
Soaring Eagle junior midfielder John Bejakian (Winchester, Mass./Tilton Academy) tallied a goal and an assist and Bears freshman forward Eduardo Figueroa (Rochester, N.Y./Dr. Freddie Thomas) scored both of Potsdam goals.
Elmira senior midfielder Edward Michelson (Winstead, Conn./Cheshire Academy) was named Tournament MVP. After a slow start the first half turned into an offensive show.
80 join Air Force ROTC 9/11 memorial run through Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Approximately 80 people turned out for the Air Force ROTC 9/11 memorial run Sunday morning.
Members of AFROTC, Army ROTC and the Clarkson University cross-country team, along with local civilians, showed up at Ives Park in Potsdam to mark the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
The entire group ran in a loose formation with the American Flag and the POW/MIA flag at the front.
Flying atop extended fire truck ladders, the U.S. flag flew high above the hundreds of people who formed a human chain around downtown Potsdam Sunday. The event was a tribute to firefighters, police and rescue personnel who lost their lives ten years ago in the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. For more photos including additional ones added this morning, view slideshow.
Destroyed by fire in 2010, Massena's Robert Moses State Park Nature Center plans 're-birth celebration' Sept 17
MASSENA -- The Robert Moses State Park Nature Center – destroyed in March 2010 by a devastating fire – is planning a “Re-Birth Celebration” Saturday, Sept. 17.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Nature Center, the event will run from 1 - 3 p.m. rain or shine at the trail head, just off the parking lot where the previous Nature Center was located.
Special guests, children's activities, a short guided hike, snacks and refreshments, and a silent auction are planned.
Woodcarver Ron Riley will demonstrate “Wood Spirit Carving” just off the paved trail.
Young Saints open season at Flower City Tournament
The St. Lawrence University men's tennis team lost its third consecutive match of the weekend, 5-3, to RIT on Sunday morning in the 2011 Flower City Tournament seventh place match.
The loss sends the Saints to 0-3 on the young season, while the Tigers move to 1-2. The Saints will look to battle back next weekend as they host the SLU Fall Classic on their home courts.
Nominations sought for St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Business of Year Award
CANTON – The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Business of the Year Award to be presented at the chamber annual dinner Thursday, Oct. 20 at SUNY Potsdam.
Nominees must be chamber members of the chamber.
Their activities should demonstrate dedication to the community and advancement of St. Lawrence County as a great place to live and work.
Recent winners include North Country Savings Bank, Mort Backus & Sons, Slic Network Solutions, Coakley’s, Kinney Drugs, Penski, Inc., and Corning.