STEM camp offers opportunities for robotics, coding, design and more

Wyatt Parliament, right, adjusts the motor power on his team’s robot while battling against the robot of Addison Waterman, left, and his team during STEM camp at LaFargeville Central School. By Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Wyatt Parliament, right, adjusts the motor power on his team’s robot while battling against the robot of Addison Waterman, left, and his team during STEM camp at LaFargeville Central School. By Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

LAFARGEVILLE — Clarkson University students visited area schools to hold STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camp this summer, bringing robotics, coding, chemistry and aeronautics lessons to students. [Read more…]

Bassmaster event in Waddington ready for weekend of fishing, food and entertainment

WADDINGTON — Until Sunday, the village will be home to pro anglers, fishing fans, vendors and musicians, who already are trickling into town for good weather, good fishing and big entertainment with a small-town feel. [Read more…]

Celtic music from Northern Lights Orchestra draws hundreds to Sackets Harbor

Members of the Northern Lights Orchestra play Celtic songs Sunday in the Sackets Harbor ‘Concerts on the Waterfront’ series. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Members of the Northern Lights Orchestra play Celtic songs Sunday in the Sackets Harbor ‘Concerts on the Waterfront’ series. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

SACKETS HARBOR — Seated in a lawn chair near a tree, seasonal village resident James P. Tylenda was among a crowd of about 300 people who enjoyed listening to Celtic music Sunday afternoon, performed by the Northern Lights Orchestra at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday – July 24

Happy Friday!

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1. Christmas in July boat parade

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Where: Henderson Harbor.
What: Line up scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in front of Henchen Marina, County Route 123, and West View Lodge, 13499 County Route 123.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook event page; Henderson Harbor Performing Arts Association.

Friday / Henderson Harbor

2. Lewis County Fair

When: Friday and Saturday.
Where: Lewis County Fairgrounds, Lowville.
What: Featuring live music, shows, contests, demolition derby, animals and more. Children’s Day scheduled for Friday; Family Day, Saturday. Check online for schedules.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Lewis County Fair; Bonnie Murphy, 831-4285, 709-1150 or bonniemurphy.lcf@frontiernet.net.

Friday & Saturday / Lowville

3. Welcome Watertown

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Truscott Terrace, 435 S. Hycliff Drive, Watertown.
What: Music by Tunes 92.5, Evans Mills Speedway with race cars, autographs by Watertown Bucks, children’s events, Military Moms’ food truck, prizes, vendors.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Facebook event page, Truscott Terrace, (888) 614-6443.

Saturday / Watertown

4. Radio Control Fun Fly

When: Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Canton-Ogdensburg Road, Ogdensburg.
What: Drawings, food. During Ogdensburg Seaway Festival.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Mr. Phil Lord, 714-9717; Ogdensburg Seaway Festival.

Saturday & Sunday / Ogdensburg

5. Civil War Weekend

When: Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Nature center at Robert Moses State Park, 19 Robinson St., Massena.
What: Mock battles, military drills, talks on camp life, cooking demonstration, spinning, ladies’ aid, cannon firing, medical practices, game of Rounders (19th century baseball), Civil War Jeopardy, era fashion show, basket auction, displays, quilt raffle and period music.
Cost: $4; ages 6 and younger, free.
INFO: St. Lawrence County Historical Association, 386-8133 or info@slcha.org.

Saturday & Sunday / Massena

Shopping

1. Annual book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pulaski Public Library, 4917 N. Jefferson St., Pulaski.
What: Sponsored by Friends of the Pulaski Public Library. Selection includes hardcovers, paperbacks, audio books, DVDs, children’s books, puzzles, magazines and large print books.
Cost: 25 cents to $1.
INFO: Library, 298-2717.

Friday & Saturday / Pulaski

2. Summer book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Macsherry Library, 112 Walton St., Alexandria Bay.
What: In library’s Gallery.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Library, 482-2241.

Friday & Saturday / Alexandria Bay

3. Artists on The Point

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Rustic Golf Club, 16451 County Route 59, Dexter.
What: Includes artisans selling ceramics, glass, photography, woodworking, jewelry, painting and textiles.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Artists on the Point; Donna or Ron McGregor, 639-3624.

Saturday / Dexter

4. Community vendors expo

When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Sackets Harbor American Legion, 209 Ambrose St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Featuring local vendors.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: American Legion, 646-3530.

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

5. Antiques and vintage show and sale

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center, 225 North St., Old Forge.
What: Wine and cheese preview party slated for Friday. To benefit View Art Center.
Cost: Saturday and Sunday, $6; preview party, $20 (includes Saturday and Sunday admission); parking, free.
INFO: View Arts Center; Antique Show Chairman Helene McAleese,  800-365-5217.

All weekend / Old Forge

Performance & art

1. Elemental opening reception

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Arts on the Square, Franklin Building, 52 Public Square, Watertown.
What: Sculptural metal jewelry, Earth inspired photography and blown glass. Scheduled to display through Saturday, Aug. 22.
Cost: Nonmembers, $5; members, free.
INFO: North Country Arts Council, 661-6361; Facebook event page.

Friday / Watertown

2. Wizard of Oz

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Gouverneur High School auditorium, 133 E. Barney St., Gouverneur.
What: Presented by the North Country Players.
Cost: $7; senior citizens and students, $5.
INFO: 528-1851.

Friday & Saturday / Gouverneur

3. Chicago

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Proscenium Theater, SUNY Potsdam, Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam.
What: Presented by the Community Performance Series.
Cost: $25 to $50; discounts available for students and senior citizens.
INFO: Community Performance Series, 267-2277.

Friday & Saturday / Potsdam

4. Dingman Point river artists studio tour

When: 10 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Dingman Point, Alexandria Bay.
What: Visit artists. Original work and new limited edition prints exhibited and for sale with raffle each day.
Cost: Free.
INFO: 777-3385.

Saturday & Sunday / Alexandria Bay

5. Aida

When: 8 p.m. Friday; 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice’s. Dinner and show planned for Saturday.
Cost: Friday and Sunday, $20; Saturday, $34.95.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

All weekend / Syracuse

Festivals

1. Sterling Renaissance Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: 15385 Farden Road, Sterling.
What: Pirate invasion weekend.
Cost: $26.95; two-day pass, $47.95; children, $15.95.
INFO: Sterling Renaissance Festival, 947-5782.

Friday & Saturday / Sterling

2. Oswego Harborfest

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Breitbeck Park, Oswego.
What: Rides, vendors, concerts.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Oswego Harborfest, 343-6858.

All weekend / Oswego

3. Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: Clinton Square, Syracuse.
What: Jazz, wine, food and fun.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: CNY Jazz Central, 479-5299.

All weekend / Syracuse

4. Fiddlers' Picnic Festival

When: Friday through Sunday.
Where: North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame, 1121 Comins Road, Redfield.
What: Featuring workshops, live music and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook event page.

All weekend / Redfield

5. Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Columbus Circle, Syracuse.
What: Part of Syracuse ArtsWeek. Featuring more than 160 artists representing 30 states and Canada.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Arts and Crafts Festival; Facebook event page; CNY Arts ArtsWeek.

All weekend / Syracuse

Outside

1. Save The River’s Run for the River 5K/10K

When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Frink Park, 57 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: Registration slated for 7:30 a.m.; race, 9 a.m.
Cost: 5K, $30; 10K, $35; Save the River members, $5 off.
INFO: Save the River, 686-2010.

Saturday / Clayton

2. Lyme Community Days craft fair and farmers market

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lyme Community Foundation, 12030 state Route 12E, Chaumont.
What: Including craft fair, farmers market, live music, bouncy house, face painting, wine tastings, fireworks and more.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Facebook event page; Chaumont-Three Mile Bay Chamber of Commerce, 778-1191.

Saturday / Chaumont

3. Paddle for the Clifton Community Library

When: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Starts at Wanakena Town Dock; ends at Pinecone Grill, 68 Ranger School Road, Wanakena.
What: Benefits Clifton Community Library.
Cost: $15.
INFO: Cranberry Lake Boat Club.

Saturday / Wanakena

4. Saranac Lake SkatePark grand opening

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Saranac Lake SkatePark, 155 Church St., Saranac Lake.
What: Includes music, free food and beverage, skateboarding demo, raffle, t-shirts and free helmets.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Saranac Lake SkatePark.

Sunday / Saranac Lake

5. Railbike Summer 2015

When: Two tours leaving 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily.
Where: Saranac Lake Union Depot, 19 Depot St., Saranac Lake.
What: Pedal powered trailbike tours of historic railroad between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear. Children 16 and younger must be accompanied by adult. Trips lasts approximately two hours.
Cost: Two seats, $50.
INFO: Rail Explorers, (518) 460-1444.

All weekend / Saranac Lake

Need more NNY? Check out the Watertown Daily Times calendar for an extensive list.

Carthage Middle School students return to school for summer STEM camp

Jacqueline B. Renaud, 12, and Katherine S. Otto, 13, work on their Rube Goldberg machines during STEM Camp at Carthage Middle School on Wednesday. Photo by Katherine Clark Ross, Watertown Daily Times.

Jacqueline B. Renaud, 12, and Katherine S. Otto, 13, work on their Rube Goldberg machines during STEM Camp at Carthage Middle School on Wednesday. Photo by Katherine Clark Ross, Watertown Daily Times.

WEST CARTHAGE — Middle school students couldn’t wait to get back into the classroom for a weeklong STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Camp at Carthage Middle School. [Read more…]

Pierrepont Avenue resident challenges trustees in Potsdam to take action on toilet gardens

Newly installed toilets decorate the property at 28 Pierrepont Ave. Tuesday in Potsdam. The toilets are part of Frederick J. ‘Hank’ Robar Sr.’s newest toilet garden which has upset nearby homeowner John A. Lancaster and his neighbors. By Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Newly installed toilets decorate the property at 28 Pierrepont Ave. Tuesday in Potsdam. The toilets are part of Frederick J. ‘Hank’ Robar Sr.’s newest toilet garden which has upset nearby homeowner John A. Lancaster and his neighbors. By Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

POTSDAM — The toilet talks continued at Monday’s village board meeting as trustees were challenged by Pierrepont Avenue resident John A. Lancaster to do something about a “garden” that he said is doing damage to real estate values and neighborhood character. [Read more…]

YCC crew lends helping hand in West Orvis Street cemetery restoration efforts

MASSENA — The West Orvis Street cemetery is looking a little tidier these days thanks to a partnership among several organizations. [Read more…]

Demolition Derby a smashing success to end Jefferson County Fair

Drivers compete in the demolition derby Sunday at the Jefferson County Fair. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

Drivers compete in the demolition derby Sunday at the Jefferson County Fair. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — Forget the crashes, the frame smashes and a looming risk of fire. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday – July 17

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Monsignor Robert J. McCarthy takes developmentally disabled children to Jefferson County Fair

Courtney Beardmore, center, firefighter Steven C. Wood, right, and Heather M. Harrison go on the Super Himalaya ride during Monsignor McCarthy Day at the Jefferson County Fair. Miss Beardmore wasn’t interested in going on any rides until she saw this one. Monsignor McCarthy Day provides an opportunity for physically and mentally challenged children to attend the fair with city firefighters. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Courtney Beardmore, center, firefighter Steven C. Wood, right, and Heather M. Harrison go on the Super Himalaya ride during Monsignor McCarthy Day at the Jefferson County Fair. Miss Beardmore wasn’t interested in going on any rides until she saw this one. Monsignor McCarthy Day provides an opportunity for physically and mentally challenged children to attend the fair with city firefighters. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

WATERTOWN — For many children, the county fair is a chance to spend hours on end doing nothing but having fun. [Read more…]