An Ogdensburg family celebrated the safe return of a member of their family who was deployed in Iraq. The Chambers family welcomed home Captain Michael Chambers July 4. Edward and Robin Chambers had his yellow ribbon tied to a tree on their property to represent him while he was overseas. Chambers, an Ogdensburg native, now resides in Buffalo with his wife Daisy, who is also a member of the armed forces. Together they have two children, Maverick and Maximus.
Funeral Services for Vickie “Vic” Phillips, 64, formerly of Norwood, will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam. Vickie passed away Friday evening on July 12, at Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Massena, surrounded by her loving family. Calling hours will also be held from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 19, at Garfield Cemetery in Potsdam.
The Potsdam Boys Lacrosse team won the Watertown League 3/4 Championship recently in Watertown. They completed a perfect 16-0 season by beating Watertown 10-4 for the title. They are a great mix of second, third and fourth graders, according to head coach Mike Pitts. Photo submitted by Kris VanWagner.
Grace House aiding recovering addicts in Canton
Canton moves money to pay for engineering study, building assessment
BY ADAM ATKINSON
North Country This Week
CANTON – The Canton town board has approved two fund transfers from the general fund to pay for a municipal building needs assessment and an engineering study of Miner Street Road.
At their meeting Thursday, July 11, the board approved reallocating $9,000 to cover the study of Miner Street Road that will be conducted by Brooks Washburn Architect P.C. of Potsdam.
The village of Canton will share in some of the cost of the study.
Ogdensburg Parks and Recreation Dept. arts and crafts program underway
OGDENSBURG -- The Ogdensburg Parks & Recreation Department’s free Arts & Crafts Program began Tuesday, July 9. The program will be held Tuesdays at Grove Street Park, Wednesdays at Kelly Park (Hamilton Street Park) and Thursdays at the Dobisky Visitors Center from 9-11 a.m. The program will run from July 9-Aug. 1. Please check the department’s Facebook page at “Ogdensburg City Recreation” for a weekly list of projects.
What’s Going On: History walk in S. Colton, pulled pork in W. Stockholm, Morristown public meeting
LOCAL EVENTS ON TUESDAY
Volunteer Transportation Center to host golf tourney
CANTON -- The Volunteer Transportation Center’s annual St. Lawrence County Golf Tournament fundraiser at Partridge Run Golf & Country Club, 70 Sullivan Dr., Canton, will be Friday, July 19.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Register a foursome from your organization or your regular golf league. Registration is $300 per team or $75 per golfer – this includes golf, cart and dinner. Skins and super skins may be purchased at registration. Dinner will include raffles and an awards presentation.
The Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department staged its traditional 'Run to the River' after their parade review around downtown Saturday evening on the last day of Potsdam's Summer Festival. The tradition goes back more than 100 years. William Frank sent us the photo.
Car crashes into Ogdensburg house, causing extensive damage
Photo courtesy of Ogdensburg Fire Department Facebook Page
OGDENSBURG – No injuries were reported late Saturday night after a car crashed into a Greene Street house causing extensive damage.
The Ogdensburg Police Department received the report of the incident at 914 Greene St. at 11:45 p.m.