Three youth rock climbing programs at SUNY Potsdam beginning June 1, 2, 21
POTSDAM – The first three-week session of SUNY Potsdam’s Summer Youth Rock Climbing Program begins in Maxcy Hall Wednesday, June 1. The program is designed to teach children 8 to 12 years old the importance of communication, trust and patience through climbing.
Session I is June 1 to June 15, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; Session II is 3 to 5 p.m. June 21 to July 5 Tuesdays.
Another session is for 13 to 17 year olds June 2 to 16, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays.
Funeral services for 87 year old Katherine C. Sabad of the United Helpers Maplewood Campus, Canton, and formerly of Norfolk, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Visitation in Norfolk with Rev. Andrew Amyot presiding. Burial will be held in Visitation Cemetery, Norfolk. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norfolk on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mrs. Sabad passed away Saturday afternoon at Maplewood.
State police make multiple DWI arrests overnight, beginning vigilant holiday weekend
Letting drivers know they will be on the lookout for unsafe drivers this holiday weekend, state police made a number of drunk driving arrests overnight.
• Joseph L. Malette, 37, Thornhurst, Pa., was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated at 11:30 p.m. Friday on St. Hwy 37, Waddington. He was issued an appearance ticket for court at a later date.
Mohawk International Raceway postpones races until Monday
AKWESASNE – With a steady rain developing late Thursday and into the early hours of Friday morning, and lasting throughout the day, and a forecast calling for more rain Friday night, Mohawk International Raceway track officials postponed Friday’s racing events and will race on Memorial Day Monday at 7 p.m.
SLU's Pavlus second in NCAA 10,000 Meter Championship, 9th in Steeplechase
St. Lawrence University senior Wendy Pavlus finished second in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships at Ohio Wesleyan University Thursday night, earning All America honors for the second time outdoors in her career. She finished ninth in Friday's steeplechase, just one spot out of a second straight All America finish.
Little Allison Bell, 3 years old, of Lisbon recently enjoyed her weekend in her backyard. She and her brother found this big frog and a baby mouse and stopped to get some pictures before safely returning them to the woods. Photo by Cristy Bell.
Farmers behind as wet, cool weather delays planting
By CRAIG FREILICH
The wet, cool weather in recent weeks has put many area farmers behind schedule, causing some to miss the best times for tilling and planting.
And some farmers are wondering whether they should even bother planting grass seed for hay, and thinking about planting shorter-season corn when conditions in their fields finally improve.
Hawkins Point Visitors Center, boat launch in Massena now open every day through summer
MASSENA — The New York Power Authority’s Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch is now offering expanded summer hours just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
The admission-free visitors center, part of the NYPA’s St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, will now be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
The visitors center offers many hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment.
DEC urges those recreating in Adirondacks to be on lookout for bears, bugs, high water
Residents and visitors planning to recreate on the lands and waters of the Adirondacks this Memorial Day weekend should be aware of conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, the state Department of Environmental Conservation advises.
Recent and current flood conditions have impacted a number of DEC facilities and structures, the Adirondack bug season has begun, bears are out, and crowds are expected at DEC campgrounds and in the backcountry.
Soil testing, composting seminar in Canton June 1
CANTON – Coakley Carpet One Ace Hardware, Outer West Main Street, hosts a soil testing and composting seminar Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Presenting is Kristin Colarusso of Cooperative Extension.