Claxton-Hepburn auxiliary's biggest fundraiser, Festival of the Trees, slated for Saturday
OGDENSBURG – The annual Festival of the Trees, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Auxiliary's biggest fundraiser of the year, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the New York State Armory on Ford and Elizabeth streets.
Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features the hollyberry sale, once loved Christmas treasures, children's activities, quilt raffles, a lottery basket guaranteed to pay the winner at least $100, and the silent bids on about 50 beautifully decorated trees and 40 gift baskets.
Annual Crane Candlelight Concert Dec. 5
POTSDAM -- More than 300 musicians are set to take to the stage to celebrate the holiday season in song, as SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music hosts the 2010 Crane Candlelight Concert on Sunday, Dec. 5.
The Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra will offer two performances at 3 and 7:30 p.m. in Hosmer Concert Hall.
The Crane Chorus, directed by Dr. Jeffrey Francom, consists of more than 200 voice students at the Crane School of Music. The Crane Symphony Orchestra, directed by Professor Kenneth Andrews, is an auditioned group with more than 100 instrumentalists.
Potsdam Public Museum to hold tree lighting, ice exhibit Sunday
POTSDAM – The Potsdam Public Museum will feature its winter exhibit “Ice Cold Potsdam: A history of Ice Harvesting, Ice Hockey, Ice Carnivals and Ice Storms,” at the Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. with music performed by the Potsdam High School Jazz Band.
The exhibit includes a collection of ice cutting tools and equipment on exhibit from the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, hockey memorabilia and archival photographs from Clarkson University.
Funeral services for Mary “Theresa” MacMartin, 79, of 17 Barr Road, Ogdensburg, will be held on Monday (Dec. 6, 2010) at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Albert J. Hauser officiating.
Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fox and Murray Funeral Home.
Mrs. MacMartin died Tuesday (Dec. 2, 2010) at the home of her daughter Leslie in Hammond.
Funeral services for Orlean V. Laware, 91, of Apt 401 Parkview Rise, Ogdensburg will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Fox and Murray Funeral Home with Lay Pastor Thomas Nichols officiating.
Burial will follow the service at the Pine Hill Cemetery, Eel Weir.
Calling hours will be held on Friday 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Laware died at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center on Wednesday Dec 1, 2010.
'Run for Congo' 5k race to take place Dec. 4 in Canton
CANTON – The St. Lawrence University Run for Congo Women will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. on the Canton Partridge Fitness Trail.
The trail is a 5K and participants are welcome to walk or run.
Registration fee is $10, and fundraising is encouraged, though not required.
Participants may register the day of the race.
Funds raised go to support exploited women in the Congo, Africa.
Tubas, euphoniums to be featured Dec. 5 at holiday concert in Potsdam
POTSDAM – Tubas and euphoniums and other members of the great tuba family will gather at the United Methodist Church, 26 Market St., to play music of the season under the direction of Keith Ziemba on Sunday, Dec. 5 as part of the annual Merry Tuba Christmas.
Similar concerts will take place in over 250 cities throughout the U.S. and elsewhere, celebrating the noble instrument and the composers who have written for it.
Registration begins at 1:15 p.m., and rehearsal commences at 1:30 p.m.
The registration fee is $5.
County Chamber's Craft, Food and Wine Show opens today, runs through Dec. 4
CANTON – More than 100 vendors will display their holiday and everyday gifts and décor at the annual craft show at Clarkson University’s Cheel arena, Rt. 11, Potsdam.
The show will be held Friday, Dec. 3 from noon to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $1.
The show this year is sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, which has taken over the organization and planning of the event from Clarkson University.
Man held on $50,000 bail in multiple stabbing of Massena man in Brasher Falls
BRASHER – A Massachusetts man was sent to jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail Thursday night after being arrested in the multiple stabbing of a Massena man.
State police charged Doland R. Sylvia, 26, Palmer, Mass., with second degree assault, third degree criminal possession of a weapon, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
He is alleged to have stabbed Richard L. Manford, 32, of Parker Avenue, Massena, several times in the back early Thursday morning.
Fraser Family to perform at Edwards Opera House Dec. 4
EDWARDS – TAUNY will celebrate the release of the first-ever music CD on the TAUNY label with a concert by the Fraser Family of Harrisville on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Edwards Opera House.