John Lancaster, board member, Ann Smith, director of Potsdam Humane Society, along with Maddie, and Potsdam Mayor Ron Tischler, don hard hats in preparation for the official groundbreaking of the $1 million facility expansion on Madrid Avenue held today. Government officials, local officials and Potsdam Humane Society staff and board members were on hand for the ceremony. NorthCountryNow.com photo by Debbie Morgan
Tri-Town Chamber seeking new designs for Winter Carnival button
BRASHER FALLS -- The Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for Winter Carnival 2011 from Thursday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, Feb. 20, and is running a contest for a new design for the carnival button.
These buttons are used as tickets to get into some events and they become collector items. The prize is $100 and recognition throughout the Tri-Town area.
If you live in one of the three towns -- Lawrence, Brasher or Stockholm -- you are eligible to enter.
Clarkson students in quest to break world dodgeball record, raise money
POTSDAM -- In a quest to break the world dodgeball record and raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Clarkson University Student Association will host “Dodging for Dreams: The Ultimate Dodgeball Game” on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Hantz Field on Clarkson Avenue.
CUSA seeks to break the Guinness World Record for the largest dodgeball game, now at 1,700 participants.
Registration is $2 and includes a team headband and entrance onto the field.
Yoga Loft in Canton offering free 'get acquainted' day Nov. 6
All-you-can-eat breakfast at Lisbon Congregational Church Saturday
LISBON – An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Lisbon Congregational Church (White Church) Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m.
The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 6-10, free under 5.
Home baked goods will also be on sale.
Webinar 'Charity or Social Service Business?' Nov. 16 at Canton United Helpers
CANTON -- A webinar titled “Charity or Social Service Business? The Road to Sustainability” is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the United Helpers Maplewood Campus, 205 State Street Road.
Presenter Jean Block has more than 45 years experience in the nonprofit sector and is a national trainer and consultant on nonprofit management, board development, fundraising, and social enterprise.
Cuomo endorses McGrath in 122nd Assembly District race
Andrew Cuomo has endorsed Democrat Brian McGrath in the 122nd Assembly District race.
In a recorded audio announcement, gubernatorial candidate Cuomo said, "Together with Brian McGrath, we will tackle the challenges of reforming a corrupt, dysfunctional system that stopped working for North Country families."
McGrath is facing Republican Ken Blankenbush in the race to fill the seat held by Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, who is not running.
Legacy 'Magic: The Gathering' tournament Saturday in Massena
MASSENA – A DCI Sanctioned Legacy 'Magic: The Gathering' tournament will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Quality Inn, 10 West Orvis St.
An entry fee of $7 will be collected at the door.
For more information, call Jeff Whittaker at 393-5251.
Swing dance to benefit Parishville-Hopkinton drama club held Nov. 5
PARISHVILLE – A community swing dance to benefit the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School Drama Club, will be held Friday, Nov. 5 at the Parishville Town Hall.
A swing workshop will begin at 7 p.m. and the dance will run from 8 to 10 p.m.
The cost is $3 per person or $5 per couple.
Gouverneur man charged with DWI, no license felony
CANTON -- A Gouverneur man stopped along U.S. 11 Monday night was held on $2,000 bail after his arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated and other charges, including a felony count of driving without a license.
Adam R. Matott, 28, was stopped by state police at 9:12 p.m. Troopers say they observed him following too closely and making an illegal signal, and they charged him with those infractions.
They say they subsequently came to believe he had no license and was DWI.