County chapter of NYS Women to host reception and dinner in Massena with Assemblywoman Russell on Oct. 14
MASSENA – The St. Lawrence County Chapter of New York State Women is hosting a reception and dinner with Assemblywoman Addie Russell at Dar’s Place, 10 W. Orvis St., at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14.
The group, which is organized to support women with scholarships and activities such as a “purpose of the month” – this month it’s breast cancer awareness – will be honoring the assemblywoman.
“At only 32, she has accomplished so much, and reached her goals,” said member Pat McGrath.
Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Owens for re-election to Congress
Veterans and Military Families for Progress (VMFP) has endorsed Bill Owens in his re-election for U.S. Congress, saying that Owens’ “strong commitment to the issues that are critical to veterans, those serving now, and their families is unsurpassed.”
“I consider it an honor to again be endorsed by the Veterans and Military Families for Progress,” said Owens. “I come from a family of soldiers and, as a veteran myself, I believe it is a duty incumbent upon every Member of Congress to fight for our veterans, troops, armed forces personnel, and their families every day.
Science Café in Potsdam broaches topic of physics this Wednesday
POTSDAM – "What is Physics? A Personal Perspective" will be discussed by Virginia Tech Physics Professor Royce K.P. Zia at the next Science Café at La Casbah, 6 Elm St., Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:15 p.m.
Unlike "What is 2+3?" there is no easy answer to the question "What is Physics?"
West Stockholm UMC to hold turkey dinner on Oct. 13
STOCKHOLM – A turkey supper will be held at the West Stockholm United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13. Takeouts will be available at 4 p.m.
The menu includes turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, squash, homemade rolls, pumpkin and apple pies, and beverages.
Mary Louella Taylor Riggs, 74, of Fort Myers, Florida died Friday October 1st, 2010 at 5:38 p.m. in her daughter Brooke's home in Collierville, TN.
She was born October 19th, 1935 in Winthrop to Guy David and Doris Evelyn Taylor.
This beautiful memorial entrance sign to St. Mary's Cemetery on Route 56, Potsdam, is made of red Hopkinton sandstone. Of the original four sandstone quarries in Hopkinton, this is the only one that has red sandstone. The owners have begun selling this beautiful sandstone in limited amounts at this time. The original stone cutting of this quarry began as early as 1808. Mary Converse, Town of Hopkinton Historian.
Griffo wants reservation cigarette taxes collected first
State Senator Joe Griffo says that he and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb have introduced legislation that would defer the collection of the increased sales tax on cigarettes until the state begins to collect the cigarette tax on tobacco sold on Native American reservations to non-tribe members.
Griffo said, “It’s unfair and until the administration moves forward on a uniform collection of the tax and increase should be deferred if not scrapped altogether.”
DEC to present meetings to explain the spread of emerald ash borer in the region on Oct. 20
CANTON – “When the emerald ash borer gets here, it will cause big problems in a hurry,” says Patrick Whalen, Supervising Forester for DEC Region 6, Potsdam Sub-Office, and an upcoming meeting will present information about the bug.
“We need to prepare for it, because it’s spreading in our direction,” Whalen says.
To that end, a meeting to explain the spread of the forest pest and what we can do about it is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 in Brown Hall’s Bloomer, Gouverneur, Massena and Ogdensburg areas.
Harvest dinner at 1844 House in Potsdam to celebrate local food on Oct. 13
POTSDAM – The 1844 House, in partnership with North Country Grown Cooperative, will present a harvest dinner in celebration of local food on Wednesday, Oct. 13, with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.
Musical guest Jazz band Yellow Moon will supply the evening’s entertainment.
Chef Brian Walker will prepare a 6-course dinner showcasing the bounty of fresh produce, meats and cheeses produced right here in St. Lawrence County by our local farmers.
The cost is $75 per person inclusive of tax & gratuity ($37.50 per guest is a tax deductable donation).
Hale Cemetery Association to hold meeting at UMC in Raymondville Wednesday
RAYMONDVILLE – A business meeting of the Hale Cemetery Association will be held at the United Methodist Church in Raymondville Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
All lot owners and/or family members are encouraged to attend.