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  • Car parts plant blast in China kills 65, hurts 100

    Sat, 2:04am

    Medical personnel transport a victim at a hospital after an explosion at a factory in KunshanBEIJING (AP) — Sixty-five people were killed and dozens seriously burned Saturday by an explosion at an eastern Chinese automotive parts factory that supplies General Motors, state media reported.

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  • Congress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defense

    Sat, 1:45am

    A man stands in front of a van damaged from a rocket fired from Gaza which landed in the middle of a residential neighborhood in the southern city of Kiryat Gat, Israel, Thursday, July 31, 2014. An Israeli was seriously wounded when a Palestinian rocket exploded in a residential area of the city. Another rocket was intercepted over Tel Aviv by Israel's rocket defense system. Israeli attacks on Gaza continued today, killing many people as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy the Hamas tunnel network. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza in search of a missing army officer.

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  • Jewish man's hate crime case reopens wounds in NYC

    Sat, 1:35am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a New York City neighborhood with a history of racial strife. That much is certain. read more


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  • 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Day


    This year's event will pay special tribute to veterans of the Vietnam War, but all veterans and civilians are welcome. The event will take place at Cheel Arena, Potsdam from noon until 4:30pm, with several activities including a Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony at noon, special performances by the Max Ryder Band, The Lime Hollow Boys and Ten Cent Green and a Veterans Services Fair. Free refreshments will be served throughout the event. Guests are encouraged to pre-register at

    Come celebrate the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country!

  • 48th Annual St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Show


    The 48th Annual St. Lawrence Co. Rock & Mineral Show, free to the public, will be held at the Madrid Community Center. Friday night at dusk will be the children's flourescent mineral hunt (lights supplied). Large indoor/outdoor show with vendors selling jewelry, minerals, crystals and fossils. Free mineral kits for kids and wire wrapping lessons. Hours for Saturday, Aug. 23 are 9am to 4:30pm and Sunday, Aug. 24 from 9am to 3pm. 

  • Campfire Cooking at The Nature Center


    Campfire Cooking every Friday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, 19 Robinson Bay Rd. in Massena        ( 764-5630). Join the Friends staff for tasty treats that you can cook right over the open fire while enjoying the great outdoors and the beautiful summer weather. These events are for all ages including storytelling and fun activities. This is a free event with all materials provided.

    Aug. 1- Campfire Eclairs

    Aug. 8 - Campfire Cobbler

    Aug. 15- Campfire Pizza

    Aug 22- Pineapple Upside-down Cake (& Twilight Hike)

    Aug 29- Gourmet S'Mores

    On August 22nd, join the Friends staff for a guided Twilight Hike through the trails as the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake cooks over the open fire.

  • Fiddlers Workshop


    The band Panache Quartet will hold an afternoon workshop at the TAUNY Center in Canton and play an evening concert at the Edwards Opera House. Bringing together varied traditional styles with great skill, energy and creativity, Panache plays true roots music with a contemporary twist. The workshop is from 2-4 at TAUNY,with a cost of $40/$35 for TAUNY Friends. Pre-registration is required. Contact TAUNY at or by calling 315-386-4289.The performance at Edwards Opera House is a 7pm .Don Woodcock and friends will play an opening set. Tickets are $20 at the door.

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