Public skating, open hockey planned at Pine Street Arena in Potsdam over school break
POTSDAM – Public skating and open hockey will be offered at Pine St. Arena over Thanksgiving Break.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, youth open hockey will be available from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and adult open hockey from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; On Friday, Nov. 25, youth hockey will be 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., adult open hockey will be 12:30-1:30 p.m., and public skating will be 1:45-2:45 p.m.
On Sunday, Nov. 27, public skating will be 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Public skating is $2 per skater with under 5 free. Skate rentals are $3.
The 25th Annual Hobble Gobble Prediction Walk/Run raised over $9,500 for the Potsdam Holiday Fund and other local charities. About 200 participants braved the cold weather Nov. 19, held at The Stables at Windy Point this year. Among the runners were Al Hughes, Allen Kelly, John Beaudette, Pam Beaudette, Jacki Kelly, Mary Kelly, Sue Hughes and Joe Dupre. For more, read story here. Photo submitted by Mary Kelly.
Holiday craft fair draws more than 1,000 people to Ogdensburg Golden Dome
OGDENSBURG — A holiday craft fair drew more than 1,000 people to the Ogdensburg Golden Dome for an event which capped off with a winter parade and fireworks display.
Event Co-organizer Chris Lalone said the Seaway Festival Committee was grateful to the nearly 100 vendors who showed up despite a snow storm Friday that hit hard just west and south of the city.
“When we opened up Saturday morning it was nice and clear out,” he said, adding that things took a bit of a turn in the evening during the parade. However, Lalone said snow didn’t hinder the fun.
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York in Canton raised $7,579 from online auction
CANTON — Traditional Arts in Upstate New York reports that its special online auction raised a total of $7,579 for the organization over two weeks.
The auction featured a wide range of arts and crafts, handmade wares, gift cards, and unique North Country experiences.
All offerings were donated by individuals and businesses across the region.
All proceeds will support TAUNY and its programs at the TAUNY Center in Canton and across the North Country and Adirondacks.
Village of Massena sends 285 parcels to County for tax collection
BY JEFF CHUDZINSKI
North Country This Week
MASSENA — The Village of Massena is returning 285 parcels to the St. Lawrence County treasurer so the county can attempt to collect unpaid taxes.
Village tax collections ended on Sept. 30.
The announcement came during the village board meeting on Nov. 15 when Village Treasurer Kevin Felt informed the board the village would be returning unpaid taxes in the amount of $590,843.59 to the county.
Free public skating at Massena Arena over Thanksgiving break
MASSENA– Free public skating will be offered at Massena Arena over Thanksgiving Break.
Public skating will be available Wed., Nov. 23, from 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and again in the evening from 8:10-9:00 p.m.; Fri. Nov. 25 from 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Sat. 7:00-7:50 p.m.; and Sun. Nov. 27 from 3:10-5:10 p.m.
The free public skating sessions are sponsored by Nicandri Nature Center, Tarbell Management Group, Donaldson’s Funeral Home and Massena Sons of Amvets.
Many holiday floats participated in the 10th Annual Lions Holiday Light Up the Night Parade held Saturday, including ones with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch and snowmen. Photo courtesy of Seaway International Seaway Festival.
Top stories: Potsdam bakery for sale, Documentary about Canton band in works, Lisbon camper fire
Here are the top NorthCountryNow stories and letters for Saturday, Nov. 19 through Monday, Nov. 21 as determined by our editorial staff and highest number of page views.
PLATTSBURGH — Marcia E. Santimaw Bouissey, 76, of Truman Avenue, Plattsburgh and formerly of Malone and Canton, died Sunday, November 20, 2022 at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
A graveside service will be held in the Spring in Evergreen Cemetery, Canton.
Lawrence Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Canton is handling arrangements.
SUNY Potsdam vs. SUNY Canton men's basketball game to start at 7 p.m.
The SUNY Potsdam men's basketball home opener against SUNY Canton tomorrow night has been moved to a 7 p.m. start. The contest was previously listed for 7:30 p.m. The Bears women host Clarkson University at 5 p.m. tomorrow night with the men's contest immediately following.