Cancer fundraiser “Banana-Rama” food sale in Brasher Falls Aug. 18
BRASHER FALLS – “Banana-Rama,” a charity food sale held by the 7th and 8th graders of St. Lawrence Central to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 560 St. Hwy. 11C, Winthrop.
The menu includes chocolate covered frozen bananas, banana muffins and banana milkshakes.
Look for the dancing banana.
MASSENA – Prayer service for Marjorie J. Ori, 85, will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. (August 16, 2010) with Rev J. Michael Gaffney presiding at the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.
Friends and family may call on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews St. Massena.
Entombment will be in Foxwood Memorial Park in Ogdensburg.
Marjorie passed away on August 13, 2010 at the home of her son in Massena.
Wanting to assist families in the area, United Helpers Day Habilitation recently collected and delivered three carts of food to the Ogdensburg Neighborhood Center. The food drive was made possible by contributions from United Helpers staff, family, friends and residents.
Discover North Country artisans at Ogdensburg Wine, Beer and Food Festival Saturday, Sunday
OGDENSBURG – Whether you’re looking to try area potent potables or discover local artisans, the second annual Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce-sponsored North Country Wine, Beer and Food Festival promises both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14 and 15 at the Lockwood Civic Center and on the river at the Dobisky Visitors Center.
Franklin County Fair closes this weekend with Lone Star, Night Ranger
MALONE – Night Ranger and Lone Star are among the musical acts closing out the last weekend of the Franklin County Fair tonight through Saturday at the fairgrounds, 606 E. Main St.
• Friday, Aug. 13: Edens Edge, a Nashville-based band that performs hook-laden country music, 7 p.m.
• Friday, Aug. 13: Lone Star, who has recorded ten #1 singles, 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 14: Night Ranger, whose hits include “Sister Christian,” 7:30 p.m.
For ticket prices and a full list of events, contact 518-483-0720 or www.frcofair.com.
Watch out gardeners! Late blight is back
Late blight, the disease of tomato and potato that wiped out much of such crop plantings last year, has now been confirmed in several areas of New York State, according to Steve VanderMark of Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.
VanderMark said today it has likely spread from other infestations further south.
Late blight now has been found in Genesee, Washington (north of Albany), Chenango, Broome, Livingston, and possibly Erie Counties, and in northern Vermont.
ANTWERP - Helen F. Pitts, 87, passed away Friday at River Hospital, Alexandria Bay.
Arrangements are incomplete with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
MASSENA – Services for James W. Long, 78, of Allen Street, will be held on Monday at noon (August 16, 2010) at the Church of the Sacred Heart with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding.
Friends and family may call on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.
James passed away Thursday morning on August 12, 2010 at his home under the loving care of his family and hospice.
Louisville bicentennial weekend kicks off tonight with ice cream social, duck race
LOUISVILLE – This community will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its founding Aug. 13 to 15, with a slate of bicentennial events including a parade, firemen’s races, music, fireworks, and a family picnic at the beach.
Louisville Bicentennial weekend begins Friday, Aug. 13 with a 6 p.m. ice cream social at Louisville Fire Station #1 and the annual Duck Race.
Potsdam Chamber seeks participants for Sandstone Festival park celebration Sept. 15-19
POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce is asking members to help the Potsdam Pubic Museum round out the schedule for the second Sandstone Festival Sept. 15 to 19.
The museum has planned some great walking tours of Potsdam’s sandstone buildings, churches, and Bayside Cemetery, and of the Sandstone Trail accompanied by a geologist. They also have some demonstrations and presentations planned.