CSEA Local 752 of Clarkson University presented two $500 scholarship awards recently. This year's recipients are Kevin Gibson, Norwood, and Evan Drummatter, Potsdam. Pictured left to right are: Local President Joe Paul, Vice President Rick James, Treasurer Janet Paul, Kevin's father Bill Gibson, Kevin, Evan Drummatter, and his father, Jack. Kevin will be going to Clarkson University. Evan will attend SUNY Canton.
Funeral services for Stella K. Fairbridge, 87, of LaGrasse St., Waddington will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home in Waddington, with Rev. Msgr. Robert Lawler presiding.
Friends and family may be received on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of the funeral at the Phillips Memorial Home, 28 Clinton St. Waddington. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery in Waddington.
Stella passed away on September 1, 2010 at the Highland Nursing Home.
Ethel Wright, 94, formerly of Canton, passed away Sunday in Minetto. Calling hours are Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Melva M. (Reynolds) Garlough, age 83, of Potsdam, but formerly of Oxbow, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at her home under the loving care of her family and St. Lawrence Valley Hospice and Palliative Care.
Melva was born on January 19, 1927 in Clayton, to Rush and Myrtle (House) Reynolds. She graduated from Antwerp school in 1945 and married Lawrence T. Sawyer on November 15, 1945. Lawrence passed away on March 29, 1978. Melva married James Garlough on December 15, 1990.
Northern N.Y. Red Cross Ladies' Night at Julian's in Potsdam cancelled
POTSDAM -- The Northern New York Red Cross Ladies’ Night event at Julian’s Restaurant to benefit Disaster Services has been cancelled.
The event was to have taken place Sept. 2.
For more information, call the American Red Cross of Northern New York, 73 Market St., Potsdam, 268-0102.
The Corning Inc. Foundation recently contributed $2,500 to the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation, toward purchase of a full-body ergometer for the Hospital’s Canton-based outpatient physical therapy program. The ergometer is similar to an exercise bike, but allows patients to “pedal” using either their arms or their legs. It is specifically designed for those with limited mobility; the seat can be removed to accommodate a wheelchair. From left: Physical Therapist Jamie Parsons accepts this year’s contribution from Corning Inc.’s Canton Plant Manager Joseph Neubert.
Air quality alert in effect Tuesday, officials say
An air quality alert for northern New York, including St. Lawrence County, will continue through 11 p.m. tonight, the National Weather Service office in Burlington says.
The alert, relayed from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, warns of pollution in the form of elevated levels ozone that are typical in hot and humid conditions.
The alert covers all parts of the county, including the areas around Massena, Potsdam, Canton, Ogdensburg and Gouverneur, and other counties in the North Country.
Heuvelton Central's marching band a finalist for Pepsi grants
HEUVELTON – The Heuvelton Central School marching band may soon have a new look and some shiny new instruments.
According to Pepsi’s Refresh grant website, the band finished as a fourth-place finalist with its submitted proposal for $25,000 in funding toward new uniforms and instruments. The August competition ended at midnight Aug. 31.
The band needed to secure a spot in the top ten to earn the grant.
However, Pepsi will take a little longer to formally announce the winners, according to the website.
Potsdam women’s soccer selected 10th in SUNYAC preseason poll
POTSDAM – The SUNY Potsdam women’s soccer team has been picked to finish 10th in the State University of New York Athletic Conference this season, just like the men’s team.
A preseason poll of SUNYAC coaches released this week predicts both the Bears’ women’s and men’s teams will finish tenth.
Zumba classes at SLU starting
CANTON – Registration is open for the next six-week session of zumba fitness classes with instructor June Peoples at St. Lawrence University's Newell Field House.
Classes are open to the public and run from Sept. 6 to Oct. 16. Three class options are available: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10-11 a.m.
For more information, contact June Peoples at 262-6080 or [email protected].