St. Regis Falls Central School recently held its spelling bee. There were 16 finalists who demonstrated their skills in correctly spelling a list of difficult words. The winners were, from left, Marcus Martin (first place), Karlee Lucey (second place), Sage Allen-Recor (third place) and Mercedes Rivers (fourth place). All the finalists received a t-shirt, water bottle, pencils and certificates. The four highest also received a monetary gift, cap and dictionary/thesaurus donated by the teachers association and student council.
Free downloadable e-books, audiobooks now available to readers with local library cards
By MAUREEN PICHÉ
Patrons of any library in St. Lawrence County can now download free e-books and audiobooks onto their smartphones, computers, mp3 players and portable e-readers by visiting the North Country Library System website.
The system has launched its new eMedia Library in Lewis, Jefferson and Oswego counties, too. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting www.northcountrylibraries.org.
'Be The Match' marrow-registry event at SLU honors late Yale player
CANTON -- Even though she was a member of an opposing team, members of the St. Lawrence University women's ice hockey team wanted to do something to help Yale player Mandi Schwartz battle leukemia, so they planned an event to encourage enrollment in a national bone-marrow registry.
Schwartz passed away on April 3, but to honor her memory, "Be The Match" will go on at St. Lawrence, on Monday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Winston Room of Sullivan Student Center.
Clarkson’s high school JV and Varsity shootout basketball tourney slated for May 13, 14
POTSDAM – The second annual Golden Knight Shootout JV and Varsity High School Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament plays out at Clarkson University Friday night, May 13 and all day Saturday, May 14.
Each team is guaranteed five games with the top two teams from each division competing for the shootout championship.
Play will be in Alumni Gymnasium and the IRC Field House at Clarkson University.
The cost is $300 per varsity team, $450 if you bring JV team.
The deadline for registration is May 11.
Hopkinton-Fort Jackson town-wide garage sales set for May 28, 29
HOPKINTON – The date for Hopkinton-Fort Jackson Town-Wide Garage Sales has been set for May 28 and 29.
Call Georgia at 328-4168 before May 16 to be placed on the map.
Placement is free.
Ft. Sumter is the topic at the next Civil War Roundtable on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. Robert Wells will lead the discussion. Please note this program is not at the usual Sunday afternoon meeting time. Pictured here is the bombardment of Ft. Sumter.
Prices for vacant lots, woodland in St. Lawrence County jump significantly in recent years
By CRAIG FREILICH
Some vacant lots and woodlands in St. Lawrence County are selling for two or three times what they would have a few years ago, according to several local assessors.
And prices for houses, on average, appear to have regained whatever ground they might have lost since the collapse of the real estate bubble a couple of years ago, except in parts of Louisville and Massena, according to the county’s real property tax chief.
Local cable tv station to air twice-monthly show with Massena mayor
MASSENA -- Cable channel WNTS is developing “Minutes with the Mayor” hosted by Massena Mayor James Hidy.
Twice a month, Mayor Hidy will appear with guests to discuss the vital issues facing his administration and the community.
The programs will be broadcast Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6 p.m.
WNTS broadcasts from 3 to 7 p.m. on cable channel 1501 in Massena, Potsdam, Canton, and Gouverneur.
For more information contact WNTS at 764-9037 or [email protected].
Spring book sale at Massena Library April 14
MASSENA – The Friends of the Massena Library will hold a spring book sale Thursday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bag sale will be held Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All major categories available for children and adults.
Most prices range from 25 cents to $1.
Members of the Friends will have a chance to preview the sale Wednesday, April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Many library patrons donate books from their own collections, from estates, or from their rummage and garage sales.
Rummage/bag sale in Canton April 15, 16
CANTON – A rummage sale will be held at St. Mary’s School gym Friday, April 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a bag sale Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon.
For more information, contact 386-3572.