Mr. Alex A. David, 73, of 29 James Lane, passed away on Saturday evening, March 19, 2011 at Ottawa General Hospital, where he had been admitted on Thursday. He had recently been in failing health.
Alex was born February 6, 1938 in St. Regis, Quebec, the son of Andrew and Annie Jacobs David. He attended Spanish school and schools on Cornwall Island. He married Shirley Jacobs in 1962, which ended in divorce.
Colleen Anderson, left, of the Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club presents a yellow rose in honor of Zonta Rose Day to Ilene Burke, Executive Director of Renewal House, which serves as a resource for victims of family violence and sexual assault throughout St Lawrence County. Zonta Rose Day, in conjunction with International Women's Day, is a day Zonta International publicly celebrates and honors those that work to advance the status of women.
Third battle of bands returns to Massena April 2 to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity
MASSENA -- The third annual “Music for Change Charity Fest” battle of the bands will be held Saturday, April 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in St. Lawrence Centre Arena.
The event will raise money for Raquette Valley Habitat for Humanity and feature a variety of music. Bands from all over the area will battle for bragging rights and prizes.
Volunteers sought to help organizes annual Remington Arts Festival Sept. 24 in Canton
CANTON -- Brooke James of Canton has been selected as coordinator for the 10th Annual Remington Arts Festival Sept. 24 in the village park.
She and boyfriend Charles Rouse own the 24 East Main St. Bed & Breakfast. Brooke just received a Masters in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
The festival celebrates arts excellence in the North Country. It honors Canton’s native son, Frederic Remington and current North Country artistans. The festival’s artistic, musical, and historical activities reflect both Remington’s era in the late 1800s and current times.
‘Mixed race’ talk in the Women's and Gender Studies Lecture Series at SUNY Potsdam March 22
POTSDAM -- "Mixed Race, White Mother: Love & Identity in the Age of Obama," is a presentation by Dr. Traci Fordham-Hernandez, an associate professor of performance and communication at St. Lawrence University, for the next talk in the Women's and Gender Studies Anne R. Malone Lecture Series at SUNY Potsdam at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 in the eighth floor lounge at Raymond Hall, SUNY Potsdam.
‘Cardio and sculpt’ class in Canton begins March 22, 25
CANTON -- New six-week sessions of Dr. Lisa Francey Towle’s Ultimate Cardio and Sculpt class begins on Tuesday, March 22 and Friday, March 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at St. Lawrence University.
While the focus is muscular endurance and muscular toning, Towle says one can expect a moderate-to-hard cardio workout while training a variety of larger muscles groups. Core work is incorporated throughout, and they finish with a full-body flexibility portion.
Full house watches as 2010 Mohawk Raceway champions crowned
AKWESASNE -- With the 2011 season just a few short weeks away, Mohawk International Raceway inched a little closer to the first green flag of the new year by waiving the checkered flag on 2010 as MIR honored the champions and top finishers from the past year.
Nearly 250 people gathered at the Brass Horse Banquet Hall to formally crown the champion in each division, as well hand out the stunning trophies and plaques that went to the top finishers.
The top rookie in each division also received an award and recognition.
Clear skies Saturday night created a spectacular view of the full moon throughout St. Lawrence County, as the Moon made its closest approach to Earth for the year, as shown in this view shot by Sherrie Stanton of Lisbon. Viewing the Moon from her front porch, she said it was also possible to see the red planet Mars in the sky as well. For more on the “sap moon” or “super moon,” view story by Astronomer Bruce McLure of Norwood.
Beverly A. Weidner, 65, died Friday evening at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. Funeral service will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, with Rev. Dr. Thomas Hood, pastor of the Adams Center Baptist Church, officiating. Calling hours will be from 5- 7 p.m. preceding the funeral.
Born February 20, 1946 in Ogdensburg, daughter of James O. and Kathryn M. Aubrey Van Ornum, she graduated from Heuvelton High School and attended Mater Dei College. She worked for many years locally in the tourism industry and sales.
For their 150th anniversary, Masons in Massena celebrated Masonic traditions such as Celtic music and a solemn ceremony. Over 130 attendees made the journey to Massena. For more, view story.