Adams Revitalization Committee hosting another summer of music

Music will again fill the air on Wednesday evenings in the village this summer.

Sounds will include the reunion of a band formed four decades ago to celebrate America’s bicentennial. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday event calendar – June 24

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. St. James Fair

When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 12 to 10 p.m. Saturday
Where: State Street, Carthage
What: Includes games, raffles, entertainment and amusement rides
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 493-3224

Friday & Saturday / Carthage

2. Strawberry Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Where: Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 30950 Route 180, Lafargeville
What: Includes games, music, vendors and food
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 658-2353 or www.stonemillsmuseum.org

Saturday / LaFargeville

3. Appraiser's Roadshow

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Jefferson County Historical Society, 228 Washington St., Watertown
What: Annual appraiser’s roadshow
Cost: $5 per item
INFO: 782-3491

Saturday & Sunday / Watertown

4. Pirate Invasion of Cape Vincent

When: 10 a.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday
Where: Downtown Cape Vincent
What: Includes competitions, entertainment, children’s activities and Bawdy Musical Theatre
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.facebook.com/events/1693080520930773

Saturday & Sunday / Cape Vincent

5. Cape Vincent Historical Weekend

When: All Day Saturday and Sunday
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway & James Street, Cape Vincent
What: Includes history re-enactors, tall ships, and a battle skirmish re-enactments
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 654-2481 or www.facebook.com/capevincentwarof1812

Saturday & Sunday / Cape Vincent

Art

1. Going Viral

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Watertown
What: Works by Tim Clary from Black River will be on display
Cost: Free
INFO: www.nnyart.org

Friday / Watertown

2. Art by Atelier Four

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Atelier Four are a group of four printmakers that create and exhibit together
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday / Old Forge

3. Branches, Brambles, and Roots: An Exhibition Celebrating Trees

When: All Day Saturday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: An all-media, juried exhibition that explores all aspects of trees in art, from raw material to inspiration and everything in between.
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Saturday / Old Forge

4. Art Workshop: Elegant Constructions

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: Discover the idiosyncrasies of working with porcelain on and off the wheel as Martha Grover demonstrates how to make her undulating functional forms.
Cost: $200; members, $180
INFO: <369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Sunday / Old Forge

5. 2016 Members' Juried Art Exhibit

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg
What: This year’s exhibit has brought submissions from 66 artists, both long time members and new ones. This exhibit is centered around the theme of water.
Cost: Free
INFO: 393-2425 or www.fredericremington.org

All Weekend / Ogdensburg

Music

1. Meet Me at the Library Gazebo at 5

When: 5 to 6:15 p.m. Friday
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Boulevard, Old Forge
What: Jim and Bonnie Tracy Duo will perform. They have been playing music together since 1979 and enjoy performing traditional music, old time country, Piedmont blues and folk revival music from the 1960’s.
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6008 or www.oldforgelibrary.org

Friday / Old Forge

2. Verismo Chamber Trio

When: 7:30 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Potsdam United Methodist Church, 26 Main Street, Potsdam
What: Montreal-based Verismo Chamber Trio will play music by Brahms, Beethoven, Nino Rota
Cost: $15; children, $10
INFO: 265-7474 or sec@potsdamumc.org

Friday / Potsdam

3. Sunday Concert Series

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola
What: Oswego Valley Fiddlers Chapter of the NYSOTFA
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.nysotfa.com or 599-7009

Sunday / Osceola

4. Concerts on the Waterfront

When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor
What: The Sacci Big Band
Cost: Free
INFO: 783-8910 or www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. River Community Lighthouse Band

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Frink Park, 57 Riverside Drive, Clayton
What: Sunday Sunset Series
Cost: Free
INFO: sdilla@yahoo.com

Sunday / Clayton

Performance

1. Moose Comedy Night

When: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: This comedy night will feature at least three separate experienced comedians
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday / Old Forge

2. West Side Story

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Cortland Repertory Theater, 6288 Little York Lake Road, Little York
What: Two rival gangs struggle for control of their west side New York City neighborhood. Amidst the chaos, star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria find themselves wrenched between their worlds.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: (607) 756-2627 or www.cortlandrep.org

Friday / Little York

3. Dance Performance

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Norwood Village Green, Bernard Avenue and Park Street, Norwood
What: Featuring choreographed and innovative tap dancing by Michelle Dorrance
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 353-2437 or www.nvgcs.org

Sunday / Norwood

4. '1776'

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Live performance
Cost: $25
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

All Weekend / Syracuse

5. Syracuse Shakespeare Festival

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Thornden Park, 201 Ostrom Avenue, Syracuse
What: Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Central New York’s year-round Shakespeare company presents its gritty, modern take on Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 476-1835 or http://syrsf.org/

All Weekend / Syracuse

Outdoors

1. Roll, Stroll, Walk and Talk

When: 8:30 a.m. Friday
Where: Black River Trail, Route 3, Black River entrance
What: Black River Trail
Cost: Free
INFO: 785-9440

Friday / Watertown

2. Country Road Ramble 5K/10K

When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Madrid
What: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Cost: $12
INFO: 528-4773 or scott.hough@madridfire.org

Saturday / Madrid

3. Butterfly Walk

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday
Where: Indian Creek Nature Center, Rensselaer Falls
What: Butterfly Walk with Steven Daniels
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: (585) 732-7095

Saturday / Rensselaer Falls

4. Ride and Run for the Rescue

When: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Long Branch Park, 3813 Longbranch Road, Liverpool, NY
What: USATF-certified 5K run/walk, a 2-mile family fun ride, as well as 10-mile, 20-mile, 40-mile and 62-mile bicycle courses
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 315-701-3891 or http://rescuemission.donorpages.com/SyracuseRideRun2016/

Saturday / Liverpool

5. Michael J. Cerroni Memorial 5K Run/Walk

When: 9 a.m. Sunday
Where: Maple Street Park, 101 Public Works Drive, Black River
What: 5K Run/Walk registration is at 7 a.m.
Cost: $30
INFO: michaelcerroni5K.com

Sunday / Black River

Summer Festival has plenty of fun planned for Potsdam July 14-17

Amber Ormasen, Gouverneur, owner of Cotton Candy ‘n’ More, makes a snow cone during Potsdam’s Summer Festival in 2014. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Amber Ormasen, Gouverneur, owner of Cotton Candy ‘n’ More, makes a snow cone during Potsdam’s Summer Festival in 2014. Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

There is plenty of fun packed into the 2½ days of the 49th edition of the Potsdam Summer Festival. [Read more…]

Bow tie project honors student

Shirley and Delaney Ward, Adams Center, look over a collection of bow ties for the graduating class of South Jefferson Central School, in memory of Parker J. Leikam, also of Adams Center. Parker, who lost his life in a two-vehicle crash March 23, would’ve graduated this year. The bow ties were created by Shirley Ward’s cousin, Ken J. Weatherup, now of New Orleans. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Shirley and Delaney Ward, Adams Center, look over a collection of bow ties for the graduating class of South Jefferson Central School, in memory of Parker J. Leikam, also of Adams Center. Parker, who lost his life in a two-vehicle crash March 23, would’ve graduated this year. The bow ties were created by Shirley Ward’s cousin, Ken J. Weatherup, now of New Orleans. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

When Shirley Ward began looking ahead recently to her own daughter’s high school graduation, she knew there will be one special part of the festivities missing — a young man named Parker J. Leikam. [Read more…]

Archaeologists reviewing Calcium site for Native American artifacts

Local history enthusiasts are reviewing Native American artifacts that they believe may date to the 15th century. [Read more…]

‘Health Buddy Program’ helps college students and St. Lawrence County families alike

The St. Lawrence Health System has partnered with SUNY Potsdam to improve the health of local children while offering a unique opportunity to undergraduate students. [Read more…]

Belleville Henderson School Board member honored for service to district

Belleville Henderson Central School board member John W. Allen won a statewide award for his service on the board. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Belleville Henderson Central School board member John W. Allen won a statewide award for his service on the board. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Belleville Henderson Central School Board of Education member John W. Allen received a statewide award for his four-year tenure on the board. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday event calendar – June 17

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Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival

When: 10:30 a.m. 10:10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sunday
Where: Maple Ridge Center, 7421 East Road, Lowville
What: Live music all weekend
Cost: $35; weekend, $65
INFO: www.tughillbluegrass.com

All Weekend / Lowville

2. Annual Strawberry Festival

When: 10:30 a.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sixtown House, 33 E. Church St., Adams
What: Includes strawberry desserts, a craft show, silent auction, and bake sale
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 767-1295

Friday & Saturday / Adams

3. Oxbow Volunteer Fire Company Classic Car Cruise

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Oxbow Community Park, Park and Main Street, Oxbow
What: Includes community-wide garage sales, car cruise, craft fair and children’s activities
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 287-3292

Saturday / Oxbow

4. Syracuse Rose Society's Rose Show

When: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse
What: INcludes public viewing of the exhibits
Cost: Free
INFO: 676-4850 or http://syracuserosesociety.org/

Saturday / Syracuse

5. CNY Pride Day Festival 2016

When: 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday
Where: Waterfront Park, Syracuse Inner Harbor, 360 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse
What: There will be food, merchandise and musical entertainment available
Cost: $5
INFO: (800) 234-4797 or http://cnypride.wix.com/cnypride

Saturday / Syracuse

Music

1. The Ruddy Well Band

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Kallet Theater, 4842 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski
What: Live music
Cost: $18
INFO: 298-0007 or www.kallettheater.com

Friday / Pulaski

2. An Evening of Stars with Dawna & Bob

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Old Town Hall, Main Street, Waddington
What: Live music
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 388-5585 or dlsmith45@earthlink.net

Friday / Waddington

3. Patti Stanford Band

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lewis County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, 7752 W. State St., Lowville
What: Live Music
Cost: $5
INFO: 376-2733

Saturday / Lowville

4. Sunday Concert Series

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Road, Osceola
What: Nick Piccininni
Cost: Free
INFO: www.nysotfa.com or 599-7009

Sunday / Osceola

5. American String Circus + Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday
Where: Norwood Village Green, Bernard Avenue and Park Street, Norwood
What: A double bill with American String Circus, a student band from SLU performing traditional string band music, and Greg Cornell and the Cornell Brothers, a Brooklyn-based roots quartet, led by SLU alumnus Greg Cornell performing original compositions.
Cost: Free
INFO: 353-2437 or www.nvgcs.org

Sunday / Norwood

Performance

1. '1776'

When: 8 to 10:30 p.m. Friday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: Live performance
Cost: $25
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

Friday / Syracuse

2. Alice Isn't All There

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: St. John’s Conservatory Theater, St. John’s Parish House theater, 500 Caroline St, Ogdensburg
What: Steampunk re-telling of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ wit all local cast
Cost: $15
INFO: 213-3699

Friday / Ogdensburg

3. The Little Mermaid

When: 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Red House Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse
What: Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 425-0405 or www.theredhouse.org/our-shows/

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

4. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

When: 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Le Moyne College Performing Arts Center, 200 Springfield Road, Syracuse
What: The show, full of wacky characters and silly songs, turns classic fairy tales on their heads. Among the tales are “Cinderumplestiltskin” and “The Princess and the Bowling Ball.”
Cost: Adults, $15; children, $10
INFO: 445-4230 or www.lemoyne.edu/Arts/Gifford-Theatre

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

5. Syracuse Shakespeare Festival

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Thornden Park, 201 Ostrom Avenue, Syracuse
What: Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, Central New York’s year-round Shakespeare company presents its gritty, modern take on Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 476-1835 or http://syrsf.org/

All Weekend / Syracuse

Outdoors

1. St. Lawrence Bowfishing Championship

When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday
Where: Pillar Point Fire Station, 11430 Middle Road, Dexter
What: Weigh-in is at 5 p.m.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 639-6080

Friday / Dexter

2. Madden's 5K Color Blast

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Thompson Park, Watertown
What: Benefits programs and initiatives sponsored by Heartbeats for Madden
Cost: $27.37; children 10 and younger, $6.27
INFO: www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-maddens-5k-color-blast-tickets-22692870988

Saturday / Watertown

3. The Longest Day, Memory Ride and Run

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Stone Presbyterian Church, 140 Chestnut St., Watertown
What: Includes a duathlon and 5K and 10K fun rides. Benefits respite program of local Alzheimer’s Association
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 405-4950 or act.alz.org/goto/shsnny

Saturday / Watertown

4. Smallmouth Bass and Walleye Fishing Derby

When: All Day Saturday
Where: Pillar Point Fire Station, 11430 Middle Road, Dexter
What: Weigh-in is at 5 p.m.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 639-6080

Saturday / Dexter

5. Costume Party 5K Fun Walk/Run

When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: Brier Hill Fire Department, 2704 State Route 37, Brier Hill
What: The course runs out to Langbrook Meadows Golf Course. Wagon rides available to return entrants back to the start line
Cost: $20; children 10 and younger, free
INFO: 323-6076 or cjwarren7@live.com

Saturday / Brier Hill

Father’s Day

1. Father's Day Dinner

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Norwood American Legion, 68 Maple St., Norwood
What: Meal includes chicken, ribs, salt potatoes, salads, rolls, and dessert
Cost: $10; children 5 and younger, free
INFO: 353-8889

Saturday / Norwood

2. Father's Day Breakfast

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: Oxbow Fire Department, 37635 County Route 25, Antwerp
What: Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, pancakes, French toast, coffee, tea, juice, milk and syrup
Cost: $6; children 5 to 12, $4; children 4 and younger, free
INFO: 783-4798 or oxbowfirelady@gmail.com

Sunday / Antwerp

3. Father’s Day Chicken Barbecue

When: 11 a.m. Sunday
Where: LaFargeville Fire Department, 20411 Sunrise Ave., LaFargeville
What: Menu includes chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, salt potatoes, roll and butter, and dessert
Cost:$9; children’s meal, $6
INFO: www.facebook.com/events/756753841128362

Sunday / LaFargeville

4. Father's Day Breakfast

When: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday
Where: Amvets Post 1997, 107 State St., Heuvelton
What: Father’s Day breakfast
Cost: $6; fathers, free
INFO: 344-2364

Sunday / Heuvelton

5. Father's Day Compass Reading Basics

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville
What: Participants will use their new skills on a scavenger hunt to earn a prize and also are invited to a pizza party after the scavenger hunt.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 637-6111

Sunday / Fayetteville

Stefanik bill would help restructure student loan debt

Rep. Elise M. Stefanik seeks to restructure student loan debt with new bill. Photo by Amanda Morrison.

Rep. Elise M. Stefanik seeks to restructure student loan debt with new bill. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Retirement dreams are unrealistic when facing the nightmare of paying off college debt, suggested U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro. [Read more…]

Remington Museum prepares to showcase two new masterpieces

The Frederic Remington Art Museum is already home to the world’s most extensive collection of works by the late painter and sculptor, but on Thursday two more Remington masterpieces will go on public display. [Read more…]