Jim Bohannon

Northern TRIBS Swimming, Inc. is now accepting online registrations for the 2016–2017 Short Course Season, including swim lessons, which runs September 12 through March 12. Last year the swim club had 358 participants take part in their programs. Lessons and competitive practices including Masters will be available in Canton and Massena at the high school pools. Additional group information including schedules and meets are available on the club’s website: www.goTRIBS.org Lesson swimmers must be at least age 5. Lessons run concurrently (at both locations) with the competitive groups: stroke school (12 and under), age groups (14 and under) and seniors. Masters (adult lap swimming) is for anyone 18 & up swimming laps for fitness, working on pain management or training for triathlons and U.S. Masters competitions. Swimmers may sign up online by going to the club’s website, visiting the group’s link and completing the correct registration form. This year TRIBS is offering an Outreach Program for assistance with swim lesson tuition, USA Swimming registration fees and/or season membership. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis based on demonstrated need and special circumstances such as if participants receive free/reduced school lunch or experience temporary hardship. Outreach applicants must register online via the specific group and submit a copy of Tax Form (1040), proof of free/reduced school lunch or temporary hardship. Outreach is made available from donations from the community. So far we have received donations from Stewart’s Shops, Tarbell Management Group and the CKON 50/50 Radio Bingo Fund. If you would like to help more families learn to swim please visit our online donation page: http://gotribs.org/home/please_donateNorthern TRIBS Swimming is a year-round 501(c)(3) USA Swimming club and registration is ongoing.

Tickets are now on sale for a gala fundraiser and exclusive screening to benefit the St. Lawrence International Film Festival.The special benefit event will be offered on Labor Day Weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 3, starting at 7 p.m., in SUNY Potsdam’s PerformingArtsCenter. Hosted by film and television star MarkValley(“CSI”), the gala fundraiser will kick off 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. Gala admission includes one ticket for the exclusive screening of "Here Alone," with onstage conversation with the filmmakers, followed by a cocktail reception with live music and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $50 each, and are available now at stlawrencefilm.com/ticketingor by calling (844) 753-4567. All proceeds will benefit the St. Lawrence International Film Festival. SLIFF is hosting the benefit event to raise funds and thank supporters, as the group prepares for its second full festival, to be held in 2017.

NORWOOD, NEWYORK– Save The Fountain’s campaign on Adirondack Gives has been extended to October 6, to raise monies needed for complete restoration of the fountain. Many thanks to the 42 donors who have contributed to the success of our suggested $2,000 goal; we are extremely grateful!  Because we are thankful our campaign has been such a success, we requested an extension to allow more people to make a donation.  Even though Adirondack Gives suggested $5,000, we appreciate and accept any donation made to complete the repair and restoration of our fountain.  Donations can be made here: Save the Fountain at Adirondack Gives  Join our Save The Fountain Facebook groupto stay up-to-date on this project!

Northern Insuring in Massena will offer the AARP driver-safety courses in September and October.  The course is designed to meet the needs of older drivers, but is suitable for all drivers — regardless of age. 

Classes are scheduled from 3:30to 7 p.m.September 14 and 15 and October 25 and 26 at 280 Main Street.  Participants must attend both sessions of the “Smart Driver” course 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 at least one week prior to the course dates..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.

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.

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

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


St Lawrence County Council of Senior Citizens INC hold their meetings at Norwood American Legion hall. Maple ST the second Thursday of the Month, starts at 10am free coffee and donuts.  Guest speakers each month

August 25th

Burgers to beat MS. Buy a Teen Burger from any A&W in Canadaon Thurs, Aug 25, $1 goes to MS Canada. A&W has raised more than $8 million in the past 7 years for MS Canada. "

Trinity Episcopal Church, on FallIsland(8 Maple Street) in Potsdam, will host its "fourth Thursday of the month" free-will Community Supper on Thursday, August 25th, from 5pmto 6:30pm, in the church’s parish hall. This month's dinner is making your own sub sandwich, with various cold salads, deserts and drinks. Enjoy a good meal 

and good fellowship; bring family and friends! Donations are accepted, but not expected.


The FirstUnitedMethodistChurch, located at 189 Main Street, will be offering a meal to the community on Thursday, August 25 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: Chef Salad     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.   


August 26th

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

.Music by the Madrd Gospel Group.  Benefit of Louisville Helping Hands. Located on lawn of Louisville Communityy Church, 885 Cty Rt39 5pm  Rain or shine. cake, ice cream, beverages, hot dogs

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)       

: Dance sponsored by the Bombay Historical Society at the Bombay Pavilion, Saturday, August 27, 7-10 pmwith the Old Timers Band. Cost is $5.00 per person. Refreshments will be available.

The Louisville Lion’s Club will be hosting the NNY Lawnmower races on August 27th at 1:00pmat the LouisvilleCommunity Center.  Pleas come and support the Lion’s Club.  The concession stand will be serving food and refreshments! For questions please contact the LouisvilleCommunity Centerat 769-8206


The 23nd Annual Antiques in the Park sponsored by the Gouverneur Hospital Auxiliary will be held on Saturday, August 27th in the Village of Gouverneur Park from 10 am to 4pm.   Antique dealers participating in this event will offer a variety of collectable items including but not limited to dolls, glassware, tools, furniture, linens, vintage jewelry, maps, pictures and clothing.  The Auxiliary will raffle an Antique Picture Frame with $100 cash and $100 worth of lottery tickets. The event is free and all proceeds go to support Gouverneur Hospital.  In addition, there will be a table with used books, bake goods, and gently used jewelry as well as raffles for several themed baskets.   Food concession will be provided by the Auxiliary.  The Gouverneur Museum will set up a display of historical information on the Gouverneur area.  For further information, contact Kim Halpin, President of the Auxiliary at 287-1197.


Sept 1st

Members of the Morley Library Association Inc.  and all area residents interested in the future of the Morley Library are reminded that the next meeting of the Morley Library Association Inc.  will be held at 6:00 P.M.on Thursday, September 1,  2016, at the Morley Library.

Meetings of the Morley Library Association Inc.  are open to the public and new  members are always welcome.  Come and support the efforts to promote and maintain services of the Morley Library. Call 379-9863 or email the Morley Library Association Inc. at  morleylibassoc.@gmail.comfor more information.

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.

St Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum’s 26th Annual Old Fashioned Harvest Days, 1755 State Highway 345, Madrid.  Antique tractors, autos, trucks, engines, plus farm equipment, flea market, working displays, farm animals, raffles, silent auction, 1850’s school house, horse drawn equipment, maple sugar, and shoe repair buildings, 1920’s gas station, farmhouse, antique tractor building, early textile demonstrations, wood carver, free wagon rides, great food and much more all weekend.  Draft and mini horse pulls, garden tractor pulls, kids pedal tractor races, ham and scalloped potato dinner on Saturday, live music from 630-830, tractor pull, chicken bbq, kids pedal races, Sunday. Admission $5 12 and older, kids under 12 free. For more information please go to www.slpowermuseum.com for more information and event times.  Museum is open and free to the public every 2nd and 4th Saturday 10-2 from May 1st to October 31st

Sept 4th

Fort Covington Adult Center Pancake Breakfast, all are welcome, pancakes, real local maple syrup, eggs, any way, toast, sausage patties, bacon, ham, homage sausage gravy, and biscuits, homefries, assorted homemade muffins and doughnuts, coffee, tea, milk, juice 8-12 Fort Covington Adult Center 2526 Chateaugay ST Fort Covington 518-358-4595, adults $8 children 6-12 $5 children under 5 free

Sept 6th

Free Rabies Clinic Waddington at the WaddingtonTownBarn 6-8pm

Sept 8th

St. Lawrence County Council of Semior Citizens INC will be meeting at the Norwood American Legion hall on Maple ST at 10 am, followed by lunch of  roast pork, gravy, dressing, mashed potatoes, squash, apple cobbler served by the Norwood Auxilary $7 Public Welcome  Call Sylvia Despaw 315-854-3155 for reservations by September 6th

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

The Fort Covington Adult Center is sponsoring their 6th Annual Block Dance and Festival from 5-9pm.  It will be taking place at the Rainbow Park behind the Fort Covington Volunteer Fire Department on Route 37.  The Busco Bandits will be playing for your entertainment, there will be a concession stand, the cost for the dance is 16 and older $5, 12-16 $2.50, under 12 free

Norfolk Rod and Gun Club Field Day 9am all events are open to the public, bring your own equipment, .22 shells and slingshots provided, cemetery road Norfolk

Sept 11th

"CraryMillsTriTownCommunity Centeris having a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner on Sunday, September 11th, 2016from 12:00- ? Dinner includes; Chicken, Biscuit, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Coleslaw, Beverage and Dessert.  Adults - $9.00  Kids under 5 eat FREE. Takeouts available. For more information call Twila @ 267-6413. Hall is available for rent. Cookbooks on SALE- $10.00 each."


Sept 15th

Gouverneur Hospital is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, September 15th from  11:30 am - 4:30 pm.   The drive will be held in the GH Community Room (East Wing).    Whether you have donated in the past or you are a new donor, every donation counts.  There is an emergency need for all types.  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. 


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:

Sept 20th

St. Lawrence County AARP Chapter #2831 will be sponsoring a luncheon at the Goose Landing, 25 Reservation ST Winthrop at 12pm.  The speaker will be Jo Ann Scott, Physicians Assistant to Dr. Healy in Canton.  Any one wishing to attend is welcome, please call Linda Wilkinson 315-265-4464 for reservations by Friday before the meeting.

Sept 23rd


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CornwallCivic Complex



100 Water St E, Cornwall, ONK6H 6G4

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Canada’s number one Rolling Stones tribute - Toronto-based "Hot Rocks - The Rolling Stones Tribute Show"! The music, the costumes, the show! Features lead singer Bob Wotherspoon, North America’s most look-alike Mick Jagger - and he truly "Moves Like Jagger"! Performing all of the Rolling Stones’ greatest hits along with his band who look and perform remarkably like their Rolling Stones counterparts in every way – Keith, Ronnie, Charlie and Bill. In their ten year career Hot Rocks have played across Canadaand the U.S.and as far away as South Americato audiences who say it’s the next best thing to seeing The Rolling Stones!

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Oct 8th


Electric Tramp Orchestra - A Night of ELO & Supertramp




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CornwallCivic Complex



100 Water St E, Cornwall, ONK6H 6G4

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STRANGE MAGIC is the authentic re-creation of legendary '70s rock band ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), a multi-media show featuring not only music but background imagery,costumes and film. A 9-piece group of multi-instrumentalists perform all of the sounds used in a real ELO show, with live cellos, and intricate vocal arrangements. STRANGE MAGIC unleashes a span of ELO hits, including Living Thing, Evil Woman, Strange Magic, Don't Bring Me Down, Ma Ma Belle, Shine A Little Love and all the rest! Get ready to time-travel back to the classic rock era of the '70s! It doesn't get any closer than this!

DREAMER is the authentic re-creation of the legendary ’70′s rock band Supertramp. An 8 piece group of multi-instrumentalists perform all of the sounds used in the real Supertramp show, from sax, clarinet, trombone, vintage keyboards and of course the unmistakable Supertramp vocal sound. The musicians for DREAMER, hand picked for their incredible expertise in capturing the often intricate arrangements of Supertramp’s material and are a strong compliment to the feature vocals of Roger Hodgson (performed by Emmy award-winning Phil Naro) and Rick Davies (performed by keyboard player & singer Rich Hamelin)

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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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