Jim Bohannon

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 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

DRIVER SAFETY COURSE ADDED IN JULY Northern Insuring in Massena has added an AARP driver-safety course for Wednesday and Thursday July 6 and 7.  While the course is designed to meet the needs of older drivers, it is suitable for all drivers — regardless of age. Classes are scheduled from 3:30to 7 p.m.at 280 Main Street.  Participants must attend both sessions of the “Smart Driver” course, July 6 and 7, in order to receive a three-year insurance discount.  In addition, they can reduce up to four points on their New YorkStatedriver’s license after completing the course.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 769-2404 no later than June 27.  The fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members.  Participants can pay by check or money order payable to AARP at the first class session. Participants must bring their driver’s license and a current AARP card (if a member) to each class session.  For the first class session, participants should arrive 15 minutes early.

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

29th Annual Mike Hazelton Memorial Golf Tourney Friday, July 1 @ Massena Country Club Shotgun starts @ 8am and 12:30 pm $140 per team (carts & green fees extra (non members) 4 person scramble with Mens, Ladies and Mixed Divisions $50 tee sponsorships available as well Sign up at the Massena Country Club 769-2293 Call Kelly Gordon at 769-8805 for questions/more information. All proceeds benefit the Mike Hazelton Memorial Scholarship and donations back to the community.

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


June 28th

GOUVERNEURHOSPITAL“LUNCH ANDLEARN” PROGRAMThe Lunch and Learn Program hosted by GouverneurHospitalwill be held on June 28th.   The topic will be “GERD and the Digestive System”.  Presented by:  Lauren Smith, RD CLC, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Canton-PotsdamHospital. This program is free and open to the community.  Join us in the East Wing Community Room from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM.  The session will include a presentation, lunch and time for your questions. Please join us and bring a friend.  Advance reservations are required by June 27th.   For more information or to reserve your spot today, contact Bonnie Porter at 535-9309 or bporter@gvnrhospital.org.  Look for our monthly programs.

June 29th

Madrid Dam Summer Music Series 6pm-8pmMadrid Community Park Madrid NY Rain location is the MadridCommunityBuildingin the Community Park 10 summer nights of music in the MadridCommunityPark. begins 29 June and continues until 31 August. 6pm - 8pmfree to attend... donations welcome the schedule of performers is on our Facebook page of...... Madrid Dam Summer Music Series free ........donations welcome

HOPKINTON- The Annual Strawberry Festival will be held on Wednesday, June 29 @ 6:00 pmat the Hopkinton Congregational Church. All the fixings to make strawberry shortcake or ice-cream and berries, whichever you like!! Also serving hotdogs, either plain or Michigansauce will be available. Come and enjoy a great night of food and fellowship!

THE 2ND ANNUAL SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL CONCERT 6:30pm-9:30pmOttauquechee Farm (OQ Farm) 298 HolidayFarm Road


Free Outdoor Concert with Grammy Award-Winning Artists on Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 PM. Grab your picnic blankets and baskets and head to the beautiful 500-acre Ottauquechee Farm (OQ Farm), 298 Holiday Farm Road, Bridgewater Corners, VT!

Featured performers will include:
• Charlie Peacock
• Castro (featuring American Idol finalist Jason Castro)
• MacKenzie Mauzy (Rapunzel, "Into the Woods")
• Brooke Waggoner (Artist/Composer -- Jack White collaborator)
• Lana Rainey (Recording Artist))
• Scott Mulvahill (Artist and Bassist with Ricky Skaggs)
• Sam Ashworth (Songwriter/Recording Artist, Laid Back Luke, Rui)
• Ellie Schmidly (Artist/Songwriter)
• Allana-Marie Boudreau (Artist/Songwriter)
• Swagg R'Celious (Hit Producer/Songwriter)
• Andre Henry (Artist/Songwriter)
• The Stellas (CCMA 2013 Duo of the Year)
• Daves Highway (YouTube Stars)

The evening's events will take place on the farm's great lawn. Concert-goers can purchase and enjoy ice cream from local Lazy Cow Ice Cream, and are welcome to bring picnic dinners.




The Local Living Venture invites all levels of beekeeper to attend the Bees & Bee Keeping Discussion Group that usually meets on the last Wednesday of every month. The meeting is set for 7 p.m.on Wednesday, June 29, at the Betty Evans Community Room, in the new addition to the E.J. Noble Medical Bldg., 80 E. Main Street, Canton, NY(next door to the Best Western.)

July 1st

29th Annual Mike Hazelton Memorial Golf Tourney Friday, July 1 @ Massena Country Club Shotgun starts @ 8am and 12:30 pm $140 per team (carts & green fees extra (non members) 4 person scramble with Mens, Ladies and Mixed Divisions $50 tee sponsorships available as well Sign up at the Massena Country Club 769-2293 Call Kelly Gordon at 769-8805 for questions/more information. All proceeds benefit the Mike Hazelton Memorial Scholarship and donations back to the community.

Waddington Concert Series features Double Axel a Potsdamfun band, 6:30-8:30on Main STin Waddington

July 4th

St. Andrew’s parish in Norwood is excited to once again host the St Andrews Independence Day Breakfast and 50/50 Raffle Please join us from 8am-11am for a pre parade breakfast buffet and 50/50 raffle drawing  adults $7 children 6-12 $5 under 5 free

July 5th

The Quad Town Senior Citizens Club will hold its next Dinner/Business Meeting on July 5th. The dinner meeting will start at 6:00 with Pizza from Primabella's  Price is 8.00. per person.  The Business Meeting will follow at 7.00 P.M.

Members of the Silver Threads and Golden Needles, area fiber arts and handicrafts group, have been meeting each month  in the Community Room at the Morley Library for the past year. These gatherings have proven to be so popular with area folks who knit, crochet, and do needlework of all types that the group will begin meeting twice each month.  Beginning on July 5 and July 19, the group will meet on the first and third Tuesdayof each month.  Meetings continue to be held in the Community Room at the Morley Library at 1 PM on those dates.  Many of those now attending the sessions have been beginners and have had lessons and help from the more experienced members. All are welcome and anyone interested in needlework or crafts of any type are welcome to  bring a project to work on, and share ideas and refreshments with other handicrafters. Call Linda Smith at 323-0162 or Pat Dominie at 379-9863 for more information.

July 8th

Waddington Concert Series features Lil Anne and Hot Cayenne, Northeast’s most sought after Zydeco-Cajun Music act from Ithaca, 6:30-8:30on Main STin Waddington

July 9th

Golf Tournament - Canton-Potsdam Hospital Guilds 08:00 am-06:00 pm at the Partridge Run Golf and Country Club 70 Sullivan Drive Canton, NY 13617  Registration at 8:00 a.m. shotgun start 9:00 a.m. $280 per 4 person team includes 18 holes of golf, cart, buffet, prizes & Fun! RSVP by July 1st to ensure your spot. For more info call Sue 315-265-2775or email chpguilds.golf@gmail.com.



Parishville Hopkinton Central School Class of 1976 celebrate their 40th Reunion and invite all Parishville Hopkinton Central School Classes and Alumni to join them for a memorial service and reunion of all classes.  The Memorial service officiated by Pastor Scott Daby will take place at the Riverwalk Gazebo in Parishville at noon with the reunion of the classes to follow at the Parishville beach.  If you would like to have the name of a deceased classmate included in the service please contact Kim Fraser-Martin at kimmkamo@gmail.com and for further information about the reunion please contact Candy Thomas Boisvenue at candyandeddie@hotmail.com or Carol Hampton Green at cozycabin36@gmail.com

July 10th

Steak, Shrimp and Clam Festival sponsored by Massena Elks Lodge #1702 and Massena Seniors, Serving from 1pm-5pmBar opens at noon.  All you can eat buffet, steamed Clams and Shrimp, top round roast, Italian sausage, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, baked beans, fresh fruit and vegetables, assorted cheeses and dessert.  MONEY DUE BY JUNE 26, $40 US Funds per person, tickets available at the bar 315-705-7275, BenefitShrinersHospitalfor Children

July 14th

Gouverneur Hospital is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm.    The drive location has changed, it will be held in the GH Community Room (East Wing – former nursing home).    Whether you have donated in the past or you are a new donor, every donation counts.   All types needed.  This is a great way to give to others.  Participants must be of good health, at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.   If the participant is 16 years old, parental permission is required.  Please bring photo identification. Walk-ins are welcome.  For more information or to schedule your appointment, please contact Bonnie Porter at 315-535-9309 or bporter@gvnrhospital.org or register on line at http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation-v6.   To save time RapidPass is available online the day of the drive. 


July 15th

Waddington Concert Series features Fritz’s Polka Band, from Verona, NY, 6:30-8:30on Main STin Waddington

July 16th

Chicken BBQ at the Massena Fire  Department 11am till sold out eat in or carry out 769-2380 $10 includes beverage

July 19th

The St. Lawrence County AARP Chapter #2831 will hold an informal meeting and picnic at Blanche Palmer’s Camp on the Racquette River above Colton at 10am.  Everyone bring a dish to pass any questions contact Bernice Aldrich 315-347-3249

July 22nd

Waddington Concert Series features Grass Transit, bluegrass and country swing, 6:30-8:30on Main STin Waddington

July 29th

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

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/

Aug 6th

Free Rabies Clinic SLCPublic Health at the HumanServicesCenter12-2

August 12th

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


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 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            


Sept 6th

Free Rabies Clinic Waddington at the WaddingtonTownBarn 6-8pm

Oct 19th

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

Oct 26th

Free Rabies Clinic Lisbonat the LisbonFire Station 6-7pm

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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