Potsdam Bears' Titus honored again for stellar week
POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam junior Caitlin Titus has been named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Defensive Player of the Week in women's soccer for the week ending Sept. 12.
Titus, a goalkeeper, was also named State University of New York Athletic Conference Player of the Week for her accomplishments in two Bears victories last week.
The Jamesville, N.Y., native recorded her second career solo shutout in Potsdam's 1-0 victory over Sage on Saturday. Titus combined with teammate Kim Callahan on Sept. 7 in a 3-0 triumph against Wells.
Prudence S. Love, 98, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at her home under the care of Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, her friends, and family.
Funeral arrangements will be private with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Prudence, the daughter of Frank and Linna Thomas Smith, was born May 10, 1912 in Gouverneur. She graduated from Syracuse Central High School and from Potsdam Normal School. Prudence was a teacher at Johnstown rural school and then at Indian River Central School district, retiring in 1972.
Aubertine balks at top SUNY administrator raises in wake of rank-and-file furloughs
State Sen. Darrel Aubertine says he is concerned about reports of raises of more than 10 percent for high-level State University of New York administrators in Albany at a time when rank-and-file SUNY employees are taking furloughs to keep costs down.
“Raises at this time, especially of this magnitude, for top administrators who are already well compensated by the SUNY system, show a lack of understanding of the financial strain this state and our SUNY system are under,” Aubertine said.
Saidi September Belly Dance specialty class held in Potsdam Saturday
POTSDAM – A Saidi September Belly Dance specialty class will be held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 in the dance studio at downtown Snell Hall.
The class fee is $30. Learn the art of Raqs Assaya, a form of Middle Eastern dance that originates in Upper Egypt.
Basimah will be teaching a choreography that uses a cane or "Tahtib".
Students will also be introduced to the culture and history of this kind of dance.
Sticks will be available. Contact Basimah at (513) 315-5767 or [email protected].
GardenShare sponsors community picnic in DeKalb Junction Saturday
GardenShare, a non-profit dedicated to the local food movement, will hold a picnic Saturday, Sept. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sugar Hill Farm, 116 Rice Road, DeKalb Junction.
Guests may bring their own picnic lunch or sample local fare from vendors at the event (rain date: Sept. 19).
Fun for all ages includes hayrides, games, face painting and contests.
Music will be provided by Animal Crackers (family song & dance), Ole Barn Boys (North Country bluegrass), and the Canton Goldenaires (barbershop chorus).
Five-mile walk-a-thon in Parishville for Hospice, Potsdam Animal Shelter held Sept. 18
PARISHVILLE – A five-mile walk-a-thon sponsored by the AMVETs ladies auxiliary 265, to benefit Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, the Potsdam Animal Shelter, and Paws with a Cause, will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, beginning at the AMVETs post on Catherine Street, with registration at 9 a.m., and the walk starting at 9:30 a.m.
Registration is $10. Sponsor sheets may be picked up at the post.
For more information or to have a sheet mailed to you, contact 265-2618 or 265-4219.
Massena dam: Try Again!
To the Editor:
When it was announced that there would be no new dam in Massena it came as no surprise to me.
When Ken McDonald was mayor of Massena, the town and village officials conducted a public meeting to gather support for efforts to restore the water levels that existed before the breach of the dam in downtown Massena. The majority of those in attendance were land owners upstream that wanted the prior water levels back.
St. Lawrence County’s unemployment rate drops, but still highest in state outside of NYC
The jobless rate dropped significantly in St. Lawrence County last month, from 10.3 percent in July to 9.9 percent in July, according to figures released this afternoon by the New York State Department of Labor. It stood at 9.6 percent in August, 2009.
Despite the drop, the county still has the highest rate in New York outside of New York City.
The statewide jobless rate dropped from 8.4 percent to 8.2 percent from July to August.
Statewide, the rate dropped from 8.4 percent in July to 8.2 percent in August.
Norwood has 38th annual Autumn Festival Saturday
NORWOOD – The village’s 38th annual Autumn Festival on the Village Green is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18
The festival has grown each year from a local art show to the present all-day affair featuring crafters, exhibitors, raffles, and a Kiwanis food wagon.
The lineup of entertainment includes the Acoustic Brothers, Northern Fiddlers Association, Echoes in Black, and Kountry Rebels line dancers.
For more information or vendor space, contact 353-2554.
St. Lawrence Valley Draft Horse Club's Plow Days Saturday and Sunday
FOWLER – The St. Lawrence Valley Draft Horse Club will hold its annual Plow Days on Sept. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Exhibitions/events include plowing, grain binding, walking plow, sulky plow, mowing and cutting hay, hay press, corning cutting, threshing, wagon rides, black smith, pony rides, new this year–potato digging, raffles, refreshments.
Admission is $2 per person and there is free admission to 4-H and FFA members.
The location is 362 CR 22 (Farm to Market Road).
For information, call 287-3533 or 347-3515.