Donald A. McDonald, 85, of Lisbon, died at the St. Regis Nursing Home, December 27, 2010. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m, Thursday, December 30 at the funeral Home. A funeral service will be at the Morley Wesleyan Church, Friday, December 31 at 10 a.m. Reverend James Bretzinger, Pastor of the Morley Wesleyan Church and Reverend David Norman officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Allen-Nichols Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
William “Bill” F. Gebo, age 60, of Star Lake, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2010 in Syracuse with his family at his side.
Calling hours will be at French Family Funeral Home, Star Lake on Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. His funeral service will be on Friday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Philip Giardino officiating.
Laura Belmore, far right, honored the memory of her father, David A. Tyo Sr., who died of cancer at age 53 in 2006, by making a beautiful holiday wreath to raffle as a fundraiser for Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley. She and members of her family sold tickets and raised $225. From left are Bethany Belmore, Sidney Belmore, Kayly-Jaye Belmore, Jarron Belmore and Laura Belmore.
TAUNY to offer carving class for kids Jan. 6 in Canton
CANTON – TAUNY kicks off the 2011 First Thursday for Kids program with a carving class with Ron Riley on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 3:45 to 5:15 at 53 Main St.
Children ages 8 to 12 are invited to carve animals in bars of soap using plastic knives and popsicle sticks for tools. For beginning carvers, soap is often the first medium used because it is soft and easier to carve than wood.
The cost for the workshop is $8 for TAUNY members and $11 for non-members; all materials are provided.
Police release photos of six charged in Massena purse-snatchings
UPDATED 3:45 PM DEC. 27
MASSENA – More details have been released in connection with the Christmas Eve arrests of six people for recent purse snatchings at St. Lawrence Centre.
Four Massena residents were arrested on felony charges and jailed with bail as high as $100,000, state police said. Two others were released on appearance tickets.
Civil War NYers now online
As the nation prepares to observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the New York State Military History Museum and Veterans Research Center is making capsule histories of 360,000 New York Civil War Soldiers available online.
The entire roster of New Yorkers who served during the Civil War Years, 1861-1865, is now available online, as well as the five annual reports issued by the Bureau of Military Statistics from 1864 to 1868 that chronicle the accomplishments of New Yorkers in battle.
Lawrenceville monthly breakfast Jan. 2 at fire hall
LAWRENCEVILLE – The Lawrenceville Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its monthly breakfast at the fire hall Sunday, Jan. 2 from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
The cost is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $3.50 for under 12 years and free for under 5.
The menu includes ham, sausage, home fries, eggs, toast, pancakes, maple syrup, fruit, beverages, sausage gravy and biscuits.
Takeouts are available. For more info, contact 389-4439 or 328-4939.
Cape Air grounds Massena, Ogdensburg flights due to downstate storm
St. Lawrence County may have avoided the blizzard pummeling much of the Northeast, but it has not escaped the storm’s effects on holiday travelers.
Cape Air has cancelled flights to and from Albany in Massena and Ogdensburg until tonight, and Trailways bus drivers warned passengers in Potsdam that their connecting busses might not be operating downstate.
Most of New England and the greater Albany area are in the midst of the storm.
However, all is predicted to remain calm in St. Lawrence County, according to the National Weather Service.
Abigail Bixby, originally from Lisbon and in town visiting family for the holidays, spotted this bald eagle sitting on ice in the Grasse River in Morley Christmas day. "It was eating something (probably a fish) and stayed still long enough for me to get a couple photos," she reports.
Lisbon Lights on the River committee grateful for event's success
To the Editor:
The Lights on the River committee would like to thank everyone who has made this year’s event such a success.