Stolen property, weapons charges and more lodged against Brasher teen
BRASHER -- State police have accused a Brasher teen, Benjamin P. Meuten, 17, of felony possession of stolen property, and weapons, drug and other counts after being stopped by state police along St. Rt. 37C shortly after 6:30 p.m. in the town of Brasher Thursday.
Power Authority's holiday pajama party for kids Friday evening in Massena with movies
MASSENA – The New York Power Authority will hold its annual holiday pajama party Friday, Dec. 17 at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center, Barnhart Island from 6 to 8 p.m.
The party features movies, craft projects and a visit from Santa Claus, who will be available to hear holiday wishes and pose for photos throughout the party.
Holiday movies including “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be shown in the visitors center theater.
Retirement dinner for Potsdam Presbyterian's Pastor Will Sunday
POTSDAM – The First Presbyterian Church of Potsdam will host a retirement dinner honoring Pastor D. Richard Will Sunday, Dec. 19.
After over seven years of service at Potsdam Presbyterian, Dr. Will retires on Dec. 31.
The dinner, to be held in the church community center, corner of Elm Street and Lawrence Avenue, begins at 5:30 p.m., following the children’s Christmas pageant.
The pageant begins at 5 p.m., in the church sanctuary.
Volunteers from the congregation will cook ham, and others will bring side dishes and desserts.
Col. Alden Dunn, brother of Dr. Arnold Dunn of Potsdam, was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on a cold day Dec. 12. As a college student, Alden attended Potsdam State and pitched for the baseball team under Sam Molnar in the 1950's. Originally from Vermont, Alden Dunn lived in Tupper Lake and was at one time attaché to the King Of Spain, as well as a navigator over Viet Nam. The Dunns' mother, Dorothy, 96, still lives in Tupper Lake.
Eddy Beers of New Jersey holds what is believed to be the largest musky caught in the St. Lawrence Seaway in the past 50 years, according to Dave Berger, former owner of the 1000 Islands Bait Store. Caught Nov. 30, the fish weighed 56 pounds and was caught near Clayton. It measured 59 inches long and had a girth of 28 inches.
Bob Walters, from the Syracuse area, poses with what is believed to be the largest musky caught in the St. Lawrence Seaway in the past 50 years, according to Dave Berger, former owner of the 1000 Islands Bait Store. Caught Nov. 30 by Eddy Beers from New Jersey, the fish weighed 56 pounds and was caught near Clayton. It measured 59 inches long and had a girth of 28 inches.
Job Club in Potsdam to provide support for job seekers
POTSDAM -- Job Club will be starting in the public Computer Center at Potsdam Library on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 9.30 to 11 a.m. Subsequent meetings will be held at the same time each Wednesday as long as interest lasts.
Folklorist leads caroling at TAUNY in Canton Friday afternoon
CANTON – TAUNY folklorist Hannah Harvester will help people get into the holiday spirit with caroling at the TAUNY Center, 53 Main St. Fridayafternoon.
Beginning at 3 p.m., families and individuals are invited to make traditional tin-can lanterns to take caroling.
Lantern making is free and all materials and instruction will be provided.
At 3:30, Harvester will talk about the history of caroling and other winter visiting traditions around the world after which attendees will practice a few favorite carols (lyrics will be provided).
Meditation painting class Saturday in Potsdam Saturday
POTSDAM – Enhance your creative intuition with watercolorist Roberta Paccione Saturday, Dec. 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. on the second floor of Downtown Snell Hall.
In this class, she guides students in a creative meditation exercise and then leads them in an exploration of watercolor techniques as they create a painting.
Adult students (18 and up) of all levels of experience are welcome. This class is $28; ask for a list of materials to bring when registering.
Adirondack Christmas concert in Lake Placid Saturday
LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts invites folks to celebrate the holidays Adirondack style on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
The tenth annual An Adirondack Christmas concert will feature Dan Duggan, Roy Hurd, Peggy Lynn and Frank Orsini. These celebrated Adirondack musicians join together to delight audiences of all ages with a special program that has quickly become an Adirondack holiday tradition. Special guests for the evening include Tom Hodgson and Henry Jankiewicz.