With help from community, Clarkson University sends care packages to ROTC alumni in Iraq, Afghanistan
POTSDAM – With help from across the community, Clarkson University has again sent care packages to Army ROTC alumni serving the nation in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Twenty-seven boxes were packed and sent out this year, which included personal care items, homemade cookies and breads, non-perishable food items, magazines, newsletters, holiday cards and "school pride" gifts such as pennants and bookstore memorabilia.
Danny Gotham, Barb Heller to perform 24th annual holiday concert Dec. 21 in Canton
CANTON – Danny Gotham and Barb Heller will play their 24th annual benefit Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 3 1/2 E. Main St.
Proceeds from this year’s concert will support the church’s Caring Fund, which provides financial help for members and friends experiencing unexpected emergency needs.
Donations will be accepted at the door.
Massena seeks people to help with dog sled races to be held at Hawkins Point in February
MASSENA – The Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce and the Winter Carnival Committee are seeking individuals to help with the Massena Dash, the dog sled races being held Feb. 5 and 6 at the New York Power Authority Hawkins Point Visitors Center.
NYPA employees have been working all year to make sure the trails are prepared for the races.
National Grid contributing $325,000 for heating assistance in upstate New York
National Grid and the National Grid Foundation once again kicked in some cash for Upstate New York heating assistance funds.
The electric company says they have contributed $325,000 toward helping keep New Yorkers warm this winter.
The company also wants to remind customers that help is available through the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP provides financial assistance to income-eligible applicants. Households receiving public assistance, Supplemental Security Income or Food Stamps are the most likely to be eligible for LIHEAP.
Edwards pair in jail after being arrested for possessing, using counterfeit $50 bills
State police and Bureau of Criminal Investigation have arrested an Edwards pair for possessing and passing counterfeit $50 bills.
A number of Ogdensburg, Gouverneur and other St. Lawrence County businesses have reported receiving counterfeit bills in recent days.
Gregory S. Lanphear, 20, and Caleb Serrano, 17, are being held in St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility pending a future court appearance, police said.
They have been charged with three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, police said in a prepared statement.
Funeral services for Edward J. Dubrule, age 91, a resident of the United Helpers Nursing Home and formerly of 622 County Rte. 28 Ogdensburg will be held on Wednesday (Dec 22, 2010) at 12:00 noon at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Smith officiating. Burial will be in the spring at White Church Cemetery in Lisbon.
Calling hours will be held also on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Mr. Dubrule died Sunday (Dec 19, 2010) at the United Helpers Nursing Home surrounded by his family.
A private memorial service will be held for Bernard F. O'Neill at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday (December 22, 2010) at the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena with Father Micheal Gaffney officiating. There will no calling hours. Bernard passed away Saturday (December 18, 2010) at the Massena Memorial Hospital.
Norwood-Norfolk Elementary supported the Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry this month. NNCS received numerous types of food donations from students, staff, and community members to stock the shelves at a local food pantry. Mr. Diederich, teacher at NNES organized the food collection for the annual Harvest Food Drive. Front row from left: Mattew Frost, Joseph Baxter, David Rascoe, and Kaylee Bond, all 3rd grade students. Back row: Mr. Diederich, a K-4 Reading Teacher, Ron Sanborn and Harold Adams, both Norfolk-Raymondville Food Pantry volunteers. Susan Barrett ~ photo.
Managing diabetes during the holidays can be a challenge , says C-PH team
Managing diabetes during the holidays can be challenging, says the diabetes care team at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
“It can become frustrating to count carbohydrates, fiber, and sugar while others may be overindulging at the next seat,” said Elizabeth Isenberg, registered dietician at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
“Following a dietary plan is sometimes easier said than done, especially during the holidays,” she said.