Is it a goose or a squash? Especially with an eye drawn on the tip, this squash grown by Bernard Ashley of the Sissonville Road in Potsdam looks a lot like a goose. Photo submitted by Ron Schofell.
More dry weather Friday, but weekend showers possible
Dry weather is expected for the rest of today and tonight behind the cold front that brought some severe weather to the North Country on Wednesday.
But that could change on Friday night into Saturday morning, when we could see a few passing showers, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
Sunny and dry conditions return by mid-day Saturday as high pressure builds back into the North Country for the remainder of the weekend.
Today’s high temperatures, in the upper 70s, will drop to around 50 tonight in calm air.
Norfolk 12-year-old girl earns spot at Motocross National Championship at Loretta Lynn’s ranch
NORFOLK -- Madison Seguin’s dream has come true. The 12-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 30th Annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurrican Mills, Tenn.
Seguin took on over 20,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,386 qualifying positions. She will be racing in the Girls 12-15 class.
Oil painting classes with Wilson Bickford in Massena July 9, 13
MASSENA – Windance, 345B E. Orvis St., will offer “Oil Painting with Wilson Bickford” classes July 9 and 13.
On Saturday, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. the title of the painting is “Adirondack Chair.” Students should bring a lunch and drink.
On Wednesday, July 13 from 6 – 9 p.m., the title of the painting is “Daisy Trio.”
All materials will be supplied and no experience is necessary. Every participant leaves with a painting to call their own. Fee for each class is $40.
Potsdam Recreation plans a new Storywalk book each Friday at Pine Street Arena
POTSDAM – Potsdam Recreation has a StoryWalk book, “The Salamander Room,” for kids ages three to six Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Pine Street Arena.
The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt. and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Potsdam Recreation plans to do a different StoryWalk each Friday this summer.
Reality Check entered ship float in Morristown parade
St. Lawrence County Reality Check participated in Morristown’s Fourth of July parade with a ship float as part of their Pirates of the Caribbean theme.
Youth distributed items with a “Stop Toxic Movies” message relating to their campaign to eliminate smoking from youth rated movies.
Canton man charged with burglaries in Russell and Gouverneur, weapons violation in Canton
CANTON – A Canton man is accused of burglaries in Russell and Gouverneur and a weapons violation in Canton.
Timothy M. Pitts, 27, 7 Pink Schoolhouse Rd., was arrested Wednesday and charged by St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s investigators with two felony counts of second degree burglary, two counts of petit larceny, and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.
In Canton, deputies stopped Pitts, who has a prior felony conviction, and allegedly found a rifle in his possession.
Devin Edward, 15, of DeKalb Junction, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age eight, is organizing numerous events to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is shown above with Carl Bennett of Heuvelton at a car wash last weekend at the Ogdensburg Fire Station that raised $100. Now, he is helping organize a “Magic: The Gathering” Pre-Release Tournament in Canton on Saturday to help raise more funds for JDRF.
Whitewater kayaking Saturday at Stone Valley
COLTON – Whitewater kayaking at Stone Valley begins with the first Brookfield Power release date Saturday, July 9 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
This is an opportunity to watch experts running Class 4 and 5 rapids. Stone Valley Trails provide numerous spots where they can be seen.
Others dates for releases are July 23, Aug. 6, Sept. 3 and 5.
Red Cross first aid course Saturday in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- American Red Cross is offering a First Aid/CPR/AED for the Layperson course Saturday July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Cross office, 73 Market St.
Participants will learn how to identify and respond to emergency situations by checking to see if it is safe to intervene. Skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives will be taught.
Cost is $70 and includes a manual. Instructor is Rachael Simons.