Jim Bohannon

The town of Norfolkwill be having a summer recreation program starting Wednesday June 29th 6-8pmMonday Wednesday and Fridays at the DominicZappiaCommunity Center, Saturday there will be roller skating 6-8pmRoller Skates are available and in line skates are welcome

The Massena Senior Citizens Center triad council meets the First Thursday each month at 1:30pmat the new MassenaCommunity Centersenior wing for info call 769-3577. The Massena Triad is a membership consisting of the Massena Senior Citizens, The Massena Police Department and several more community organizations, including the IndependentLivingCenter, St. Vincent DePaul, Massena Village Board and a number of concerned citizens.  At this time, meetings are held at the Massena Independent Living Center, 156 Center Street, on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except for July & August) – So our next meeting is scheduled for September 8th, 2016.

The St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging announces that Farmers’ Market Coupons for Senior Citizens are now available.  From June 1 through November 15, low income eligible seniors*, age 60 and over, may use Farmers Market Coupons to purchase locally grown, fruits and vegetables from local farmers' markets.  Office for the Aging will begin distributing coupon booklets after June 1st in the Office, and continue distribution until late July. Booklets will also be available at the Senior Picnic on July 8th at the St. Lawrence County Power and EquipmentMuseum. Distribution locations and dates are listed below. (Booklets cannot be mailed and may not be picked up by proxies.  Booklets must be picked up in person.) One coupon booklet will be issued to all eligible seniors in a household, regardless of how many seniors comprise the household. Booklets will be issued until the supply is depleted. Senior Citizenswho have questions regarding Farmers’ Market Coupons should contact Alaina Nelson at Office for the Aging at 315-386-4730.

Mackinac Island Aug. 14-20, 2016$600 pp includes 6 nights lodging (4 nights in Northern MI), 10 meals, and many more freebies.  Visit www.GroupTrips.com/debsseniortrips or call Debbie Fenton 315 769 9592

Morley Library Association, Inc. Fundraiser The Morley Library Association, Inc. is conducting another in a series of fundraisers to help finance continued improvements and upgrades to the Morley Library. A multi-prize raffle will be conducted during the coming weeks until September 8.  The raffle prizes  include two season tickets for SLU men’s hockey games, a $100 Save-A-Lot grocery gift card,  a $100 lottery tree, two  $50 Walmart gift cards and five (5) gift cards from local restaurants which includes the Cascade, The Club, Sergi’s in Canton, Best Western and Dunkin Donuts. The drawings for all these prizes will be held on September 8. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and can be purchased at the Morley Library,  or from any member of the Morley Library Association, Inc. For more information about the Morley Library Association, Inc. or the raffle, call 379-9863 or email the Morley Library Association at  morleylibassoc@gmail.com

VFW Post 1143, 101 West Hatfield ST, Massena NY will be having Taco Tuesday every third Tuesday of the month from  4:30-630pm Taco’s 1 for $2, proceeds benefit the post, questions please call 769-3434

Hearts of hope is a support group for the LOVED ones of addicts. Meetings are held every Tuesday at Norfolkrescue squad bldg. 7 Sedwick street@ 6:00 p.m.Contact Email: sonyas00@hotmail.com


July 28th

Trinity Episcopal Church, on FallIsland(8 Maple Street) in Potsdam, will host its "fourth Thursday of the month" free-will Community Supper on Thursday, July 28, 

from 5pmto 6:30pm, in the church’s parish hall. This month's menu features meatloaf, red potatoes, green salad, cookies, brownies, and ice cream. Enjoy a good meal and good fellowship; bring family and friends! Donations are accepted, but not expected.

There will be an Ice Cream Social at the Country Schoolhouse across from Salmon RiverCentralSchoolin FortCovington.  It is on July 28, 2016from 5pmto 7pm.  Step Back into the Past!


The FirstUnitedMethodistChurch, located at 189 Main Street, will be offering a meal to the community on Thursday, July 28 from 4:30-6pmin their fellowship hall.  The meal is free to anyone in the community, regardless of income.  This week the meal will consist of: Tacos            Beans & Rice, Dessert, Beverage.  We offer this meal free to everyone, but we do accept donations with appreciation.  We look forward to seeing the many people each week enjoying the food and the fellowship with their friends and others.   

July 29th

Waddington Concert Series features Northbound, pop, folk and rock, 6:30-8:30on Main STin Waddington

The Tri-Town Summer Festival Committee is busy planning for the 17th annual Summer Festival which will be celebrated July 29th through July 31st. The theme this year is “Family Game Night”. We will be offering many of the traditional events as well as some new activities. Here are just some of the highlights to look forward to:
• “Four Hours of Fun” on Friday the 29th starting at 10am- This will include a free magic show by Terri the Magician, a free luncheon for kids, and a farm animal exhibit where kids can learn from some of our local farmers and interact with their animals .
• Fabulous fireworks display by Majestic Fireworks on Friday night
• Parade on Saturday morning
• Kids’ Carnival and other fun activities, including live music for the adults on Saturday afternoon
• Antique car show Saturday afternoon
• Fishing derby Sunday morning
• Tractor pulling contests all day Sunday
The complete and detailed schedule of events brochure will be available at the local stores in the tri-town area for two weeks prior to the event, as well as advertised through Facebook. We mostly want to be sure people are aware of our date change. In the past the event was held the first weekend of August. It has now been moved up one weekend earlier, to be the last weekend of July.
We encourage people to follow us on Facebook: “2016 Tri-Town Summer Festival” in order to receive the most up-to-date notifications.

Brasher Falls Library at 10 am on the field behind the library Magician Terri Hunter

July 30th

Support the Fort 12:00pm-9:00pmHardy Park Brockville Water St. Brock trails Brockville, ONA & J Presents and the 1000 Islands Mall are hosting a charity concert for Fort McMurrayon July 30th at Hardy park in Brockville. All proceeds go to the Fort McMurraywildfire relief efforts. The concert is all local talent (bands from Ottawa-Kingston) and runs from 12-9pm. Tickets are available for a $10 donation and you will be entered into 3 door prizes. Bands in the line up are: Fishbelly White, Elatus, Revmatic, The Heat, King Tone, Sweetcheeks and more. $10 https://www.facebook.com/events/157983774616610/

Moria History Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Rt 11 and Rt 95!  Live music, exhibits, and demonstrations with a Chinese auction, face painting, games, bounce house, chicken BBQ and other food available.  Email MoiraHistory@gmail.com to sign up for the watermelon eating contest with a cash prize.  Email us if you had a child 12 or under interested in decorating their bike with school colors and participating in the parade.  Also looking for people interested in showing off their classic or vintage vehicles at the park.  Theme for the event this year is "School Spirit"!

Brasher Falls Library at 10 am game theme craft

Louisville Community Center and Arena Community Lawn/Garage Sale Garage sale maps can be picked up at Wilsons Country Store Chase Mills, and the Louisville Mini Mart at the intersection of route 37 and County Route 39  you can get your sale listed on the garage sale map by calling the Louisville Arena at 769-8206 and leave a message

Make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, July 30thfor The Rod Thomas Memorial Soccer Tournament at Swift Field in South Colton. The 6-on-6 soccer tournament will consist of several teams, including coed teams, with both an Open Division and a High School Division. All proceeds will benefit the Rod Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Colton Volunteer Fire Department. There will also be 50/50's and a concession stand.

After the tourney, change your soccer cleats in for your dancing shoes and stop by Robideau's Mahogany Bar & Grill, 3927 State Highway 56, for live music by Singer-Songwriter Shawn Stoddard. Music shenanigans start at 1 pm.

July 31st

North Lawrence Fire dept annual lawn mower races and chicken bbq. Lawn mower races start at noonat the firemens field, cost of 3.00 a person at the gate. Chicken BBQ cost is 9.00 meal and 6.00 half chicken, at the fire station. take outs or delivery 315-212-7794

 MARINE CORP LEAGUE CHICKEN BBQ  BBQ includes: half chicken,macaroni salad, salt potatoes, corn on the cob, baked
beans and dessert  Date:  Sunday, July 31st  Time:  12:00 noon - until all is sold  Where: Massena Marine Corp League  166 Maple St., Massena, NY  Price:    Adults $10.00   Seniors $9.50  For takeouts call 764-3134

Aug 1st

The Waddington Hepburn Library will be hosting a free writing class from 5-630, please bring either a laptop or pen/pencil and notebook

Aug 4th

 Salmon RiverCentralHigh Schooland Middle School sport physicals for the upcoming school year will be held from 4:00 - 6:30on August 4th and 11th. All athletes planning to participate in a sport during the 2016-17 school year should attend these physicals.  Please enter the building at Door 13 in the High School.If you have any questions, please call 358-6625 or 358-6605.

Franklin County WIC will be hosting a Community Barbecue in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week on Thursday, August 4th, from 4:30pm - 6:30 pm at the Malone Recreation Park, located at 64 State Street.  Free hot dogs, chicken, and drinks will be available while supplies last.  For entertainment, there will be games and prizes for children, including a bounce house provided by BD Entertainment. Participating organizations that will also be in attendance include:  JCEO Head start, Families R US, Catholic Charities, the Sheriff's Department, SNAP, Pediatric Dentistry of Malone, and Franklin County Public Health.  Food is being generously donated by Stewart's Shops and JCEO Food Services.  To increase access to primary, behavioral, and pediatric care, Franklin County WIC is now administered by Community Health Center of the North Country (CHCNC), and is located at the CHCNC health center at 380 Creighton Road in Malone.  Please join Franklin County WIC and Community Health Center of the North Country in celebrating World Breast Feeding Week.  For more information, contact Amanda at Franklin County WIC at (518) 483-4262.


Aug 5th

15th Annual St. Lawrence River Walleye Challenge The St. Lawrence River Walleye Association will be holding it's Annual Walleye Challenge August 6th, from 6:00am-2:00pm out of the Massena Intake. Registration will be held Fri. Aug 5th, 6:00pm-7:00pm at Massena Rod & Gun Club. For a complete set of rules go to, saintlawrenceriverwalleyeassociation.com or for more info, call (315) 212 -7410, (315) 384-3450

Aug 6th

Free Rabies Clinic SLCPublic Health at the HumanServicesCenter12-2


Throttle Junkies Reloaded motorcycle group is sponsoring a Poker Run and Rodeo to benefit the Disabled American Vets Chapter 164 in Potsdamon August 6, 2016. The ride begins and ends at the VFW in Potsdamand will be approximately 100 miles. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and kickstands go up at 11 a.m.The Registration Fee includes coffee & donuts before the ride, an Italian dinner after the ride, a T-shirt, and entry to the rodeo games (Slow Ride and Weenie Bite). $20 - Bike & Rider, $15 - Passenger, and $10 - Dinner only. The poker hand will be $5. Blind Andy, from 101.5 The Fox, will DJ from 4 - 8 p.m. and there will be a 50/50 raffle and a raffle table full of miscellaneous items donated by generous local businesses.Join us for a great day of music, raffles, food, and FUNand help us raise money for the DAV. For more info, contact Lory Richard at 244-9834.



August 8th

The Friends of the Hepburn library of Norfolk will be having their annual book sale August 8th-12th  the book sale will take place in the community room of the Hepburn library at 1 Hepburn Street in Norfolk  On Friday there will be a special $2/ bag sale hours are Monday-Friday 10am-12pm and 2-8pm

August 11

St Lawrence Chapter New York State Women, INC will meet for lunch at noon at the Club 2 restaurant (Quality Inn) on West Orvis St in Massena  all members urged to attend to plan programs and events for the coming year.  For reservations call Pat McGrath 315-769-5997 by 8/8/16

August 12th

Waddington Concert Series features Northern Lights Orchestra, 6:30-8:30on Main STin Waddington

Massena Artists Association Open Show Accepting Work Tuesday, August 12 10:00 amto noonat

The Massena Public Library This is an open show, which means anyone can enter. There is no judging of this show, only a People's Choice Award given on August26. If you like to draw or paint, but don't like to be judged, this may be the show for you. Artwork submitted must be in a frame with a wire suitable for hanging. If you're not sure, bring in your art to us on August 12 and we can decide. The show will run from August 12 until August 26. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday evening August 16 from 6:30 until 8:00. If you've never had arfwork in a show before, this might be your opportunity..The winner will be determined by public voting from August 15 through Aug 22nd Peoples' Choice Award will be shown from August  23rd through August 26th. 


Aug 13th

Oxbow Volunteer Fire Co. 11th Annual Horseshoe Tournament Saturday, August 13, 2016 Registration 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 13 Pitching begins at Noon Entry Fee - $30/team 1st Place - $400; 2nd Place - $200; 3rd Place - $100 Minimum of 20-teams must be registered to guarantee set prizes. For less than 20 teams, 100% payout of those teams registered. Double Elimination Play; No Age Limit; ALLPitch from the Same Line;  OVFC Shoes Only during Play; NHPA Rules; ABSOLUTELY NO COOLERS!

Aug 14th

Mackinac IslandAug. 14-20, 2016$600 pp includes 6 nights lodging (4 nights in Northern MI), 10 meals, and many more freebies.  Visit www.GroupTrips.com/debsseniortrips or call Debbie Fenton 315 769 9592


Aug 18th

Free Rabies Clinic Fowler at the FowlerTownBarn 6-8pm

August 19th

Waddington Concert Series features Six Foot Midget, playing in conjunction with the block party and boat show event 6:30-8:30on Main STin Waddington

August 20th

50th Annual Rock & Gem Show held at 90 Lincoln St. Canton, NY Free to the public, Come and see gemstones, beautiful crystals of all kinds, fossils, geodes, jewelry, amber and more!  Free gem tree classes, both days field trips leaving at 9:00.  Free mineral kits for kids, while they last and mineral ID station.  9-4:30 Sat. and 9-3 Sunday.  Friday night at dusk a kids mineral hunt for fluorescent minerals, lights provided.

PotsdamHospitalGuild Garage & Bake Sale

08/20/2016   08:00 am-01:00 pmSandstoner Park/Pine St. Arena  43 Pine StreetPotsdam, NY


Donate items Aug 18 from 4-7 and Aug 19 from 9-3. SaleAug 20 from 8-1. We are accepting gently worn baby clothes infant to 5T only. No computers or TVs. $5.00 a bag (provided) or items as marked.


August 24th


Simply Queen - A Tribute to Queen 8pm-10pm BrockvilleArts Centre 235 King St. West, PO Box 5000K6V 7A5


This LIVE TRIBUTE performs all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, and faithfully recreates the grand scope of Queen's live shows, both musically and visually, with attention to detail capturing the live amazing live Queen experience that filled stadiums around the world.

Toronto/WindsorOntariobased musicians and recording artists.
The band is fronted by Freddie Mercury impersonator extraordinaire Rick Rock, a dynamic vocal range, guitarist and pianist. Guitarist Bob Wegner was hand-picked by Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor to play guitar in three productions of the "We Will Rock You" musical. Drummer Greg Hawco is an immensely successful musicial conductor and composer of tv and film, most notably for the CBCtelevision series "Republicof Doyle."

Mitch Taylor on bass and vocals, yet another profound musician who has performed the Canada/USA club, festival and theatre circuit for many years.



August 26th

Waddington Concert Series features Riverside Brass Quintet, 6:30-8:30on Main STin Waddington

August 27th

Parishville VFD 5th annual Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held at Highland Greens Golf course Located on Route 11B in Brushton on Saturday, August 27th at 9am. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 315-244-6352 or email me at ralphkrise@yahoo.com     This is a Captain and crew, Best Ball event. We will have a Club Car Golf Cart as a Hole In One Contest. Also, Dixon Golf will be on hand with a few challenges for the teams with great prizes. Food will be provided after the last foursome comes off the course. The cost is $220 per team ($55 per golfer)       

Sept 3rd

The St. Lawrence International Film Festivalwill return with a gala fundraiser and exclusive screening on Labor Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4. Hosted by film and television star MarkValley(“CSI”), the gala fundraiser will kick off at 7 p.m.on Saturday, Sept. 3, with an exclusive screening of a new feature film (“Here Alone”) and audience Q&A with the filmmakers, followed by a reception featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The gala will be held in the Performing Arts Center at The State University of New York at Potsdam.

Sept 6th

Free Rabies Clinic Waddington at the WaddingtonTownBarn 6-8pm

Sept 10th

Autism Awareness Walk 2016 held at the Canton Village Green. This is a non-competitive walk to promote Autism Awareness, as well as raise funds to support the local programs for people with Autism. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. The Walk starts at 10:00 a.m.  Find details online at: www.slnysarc.org/autism-walk


Sept 17th

GUN SHOWSponsored by Seaway Valley Of QDMA September 17th & 18th The Oxbow Volunteer Fire Department  Times: Sept 17th from 9:00 amto 4:00 pm& Sept 18th from 9:00 amto 3:00 pmAdmission:  $5.00 per person Food and refreshments will be sold. 50/50 raffle.  There will be no  private gun sales allowed. All gun sales will be through licensed gun dealers only. All proceeds benefit the Oxbow Volunteer Fire Dept:


Oct 19th

Free Rabies Clinic Ogdensburg at the Ogdensburg Fire Hall 6-8pm

Oct 26th

Free Rabies Clinic Lisbonat the LisbonFire Station 6-7pm

Oct 28th

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen presents Swan Lake One-time Performance at Centrepointe Theatre  October 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm Choreographed by the company’s founder, Bengt Jörgen, this classical ballet showcases the extraordinary beauty of traditional ballet with Bengt’s signature touch of Canadiana: Louisbourg Fortress in Nova Scotia serves as the setting. With over 30 performers, Tchaikovsky’s famous score, lavish 17th century inspired costumes, and beautiful heritage park stage sets, this Swan Lake promises a truly inspiring experience for all! Where: Centrepointe Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7 When: October 28 at 7:30 pm   Tickets: Adult $49;  Student/Child $38; Senior $43; Family Early Bird 4pack $35 IGO $5 Cultural Access Pass - $24 Box Office Number: (613) 580-2700Website: http://www.centrepointetheatre.caContact: Kita Szpak, KS Communications, kita@sympatico.ca#613-725-2063


Nov 9th

Free Rabies Clinic Hermon at the HermonTownBarn 6-8pm

Nov 19th

Free Rabies Clinic SLCPublic Health at the HumanServicesCenter5-7pm

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