William Smith upends Knights women 67-59
Potsdam, NY - Despite a career-high 25 points from junior forward Chrissy Scanlon (Queensbury, NY), the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team couldn't overcome a small halftime deficit as William Smith held on for a 67-59 Liberty League victory Friday evening at Alumni Gymnasium.
The Golden Knights fell to 5-16 overall and 2-9 in the Liberty League, and are officially eliminated from the playoff hunt. William Smith helped its resume, improving to 7-4 in conference games and 12-10 overall.
The high school hockey season may be coming to an end, but the faculty and staff at Potsdam Central School and Massena Central School didn't get the memo. Both districts are gearing up for a faculty vs. faculty hockey game on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Pine St. Arena, Potsdam. Money raised will go to help support The Potsdam Mentor Program and Massena Varsity Hockey. Cost is $5 adults and $3 students. Pictured facing off are the district superintendents Pat Brady and Roger Clough. Dropping the pucks are event coordinators Lynn Tharret (PCS) and Ed Letham (MCS).
Norwood Fire Department gets new $183,400 tanker
NORWOOD -- After eight months of building and waiting, Norwood has a new tanker for its fire department.
The new 2,100 gallon tanker with a 1,000 gallon-per-minute pump has arrived and is in service.
World-famous pianist Emanuel Ax to perform Saturday in Potsdam
POTSDAM -- Community Performance Series will present the internationally acclaimed seven-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax as a 2011-12 McElheran Visiting Artist.
The world-class artist will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, in Hosmer Concert Hall, SUNY Potsdam. A pre-concert lecture will be given by Dr. Michael Sitton prior to the performance, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Widely considered to be one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century, Emanuel Ax is known for his poetic temperament and unsurpassed virtuosity.
Ogdensburg Zonta Snowflake Social, Teddy Bear Tea, Sunday
OGDENSBURG – The first Ogdensburg Zonta Snowflake Social will be held Sunday, Feb. 13 at The Freight House Restaurant.
Admission is $5 donation per person. All money raised will benefit Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club scholarships and community projects.
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a Teddy Bear Tea. The young and young at heart are invited to bring their teddy bears for tea. Dressing up is encouraged - the fancier, the better.
Express spa services and face painting will be offered by BOCES cosmetology students.
Lawrenceville Fire Department snowmobile races Feb. 13
LAWRENCEVILLE – The Lawrenceville Fire Department is staging snowmobile races on Feb. 13.
Registration, at $10 per sled, is from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Racing begins at 11.
Spectator admission is $5.
Eileen P. Euto, 81, 49 Churchill Avenue, passed away on Thursday, February 10, at Massena Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted on Wednesday.
Eileen was born on September 1, 1929, in Massena the daughter of Ellison R. and Irene L. Savage Price. She graduated from Massena High School in 1947. Eileen married Stanley F. Euto on June 26, 1948 at the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Joseph Dowd officiating. He predeceased her on March 9, 2009.
Arden McRae, 83, passed away Wednesday, February 9, at E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur.
There are no funeral services and a spring burial will be private in East Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Arden was born in Syracuse on September 14, 1927, the son of William and Amy Allen McRae, and he attended Gouverneur area schools.
Adopt a retired racing greyhound at Potsdam Agway Saturday
POTSDAM – People will have a chance to adopt a 45 mph couch potato Saturday at Potsdam Agway.
Former racing greyhounds looking for a new home will be at Potsdam Agway, 14 Pine St., from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
People can meet former racing stars and their owners to learn more on how to adopt one of the regal hounds. Retired racing greyhounds are clean, affectionate loving pets.
Break cabin fever with Canton Winterfest events through Feb. 19
CANTON – If the mid-winter blues have got you climbing the walls, organizers of the Canton Winterfest have come up with a slate of activities that will entertain the whole family.
Featuring free movies, sledding, music, a snowman contest, church concerts and more, Canton’s annual Winterfest will feature 13 days of events today through Feb. 19.
“It’s the one time when we all get together to break cabin fever,” said Sally Hill, chamber executive director. “It’s a great community event. We get a wide range of ages.”