Canton couple adds $5,000 to Frederic Remington Art Museum Fund

A Canton couple has made a generous donation to the Frederic Remington Art Museum Fund, which was established in 2014 to help ensure the museum’s long-term financial security. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday event calendar – Aug. 26


Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend!

Benefits

1. Blood Drive

When: 1 to 5 p.m. Friday
Where: American Legion Post 904, 9 Rock St. Alexandria Bay
What: Blood Drive at the American Legion
Cost: Contact for prices
Info / Appointments: 1-800-RED-CROSS or www.redcrossblood.org

Friday / Alexandria Bay

2. Wine and cheese tasting

When: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Cross Island Farms, Wellesley Island, 44301 Cross Island Road
What: To benefit River Hospital, Alexandria Bay
Cost: $20; couple, $30
INFO: Dani Baker, 482-4976

Friday / Wellesley Island

3. Drive-thru chicken barbecue

When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Dexter Volunteer Fire Department, 213 Water St.
What: Benefits the Dexter Volunteer Fire department, takeouts only
Cost: $10
INFO: 639-6271

Saturday / Dexter

4. Wine Tasting

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Lyme Free Library, 12165 Route 12E
What: Benefits the library, features state wines
Cost: three for $5
INFO: 649-5454

Sunday / Chaumont

5. Clam Bake

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Crescent Restaurant, 12260 Route 12E
What: Benefits Lyme Free Library
Cost: $25, includes two trips to the clam bar
INFO: www.lymefreelibrary.org

Sunday / Chaumont

The Arts

1. Wool Braided Basket

When: Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St.
What: With Helen Condon, registration required
Cost: $100; members, $90 Hunter’s Pride Basket Kit: $90; Student’s Choice Color Kit: $70
INFO: 686-4123

Friday & Saturday / Clayton

2. Drawing Owls in Graphite Pencil

When: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Arts Association of Northern New York, 119 W. Main St. Sackets Harbor
What: Adults and teens, with Due deLearie Adair, all supplies and materials provided
Cost: $75; members, $70
INFO: 646-3502

Friday / Sackets Harbor

3. Berry Picking Basket

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St. Clayton
What: With Barbara Green, registration required
Cost: $95; members, $85.50
INFO: 686-4123

Friday / Clayton

4. Sand Art

When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Where: Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, County Route 100
What: To create a picture using animal prints
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 482-2479

Saturday / Fineview

5. Clothespin Basket B

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 314 John St.
What: With Linda Scherz Allen, registration required
Cost: $65; members, $58.50; materials fee, $27
INFO: 686-4123

Saturday / Clayton

Out and About

1. The Doggy Paddle

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: From Fish Island boat launch, behind fire station, 100 Locke St.
What: Celebrating 125 years of SPCA in Jefferson County
Cost: Pledge minimum: $35
INFO: 782-3260

Saturday / Dexter

2. A Navy Yard Discovery Day

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St.
What: Navy yard discovery day
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

3. Ninth Annual Ta Ta Run for Breast Cancer

When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: From FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, 17890 Goodnough Road. Stops in Croghan and Carthage, ending in Watertown, food and music.
What: Hosted by Watertown Chrome Divas
Cost: Rider, $20; Passenger, $15
INFO: donations: 222-3623, 771-4661, www.chromedivas.com or www.watertownnydivas.com

Saturday / Adams Center

4. Watertown City Tennis Tournament

When: Saturday, starting times to be determined
Where: Watertown High School, 1335 Washington St.
What: Watertown City Tennis Tournament, registration required. Bring one unopened can of tennis balls per event. You may enter a maximum of two events
Cost: Free
INFO: ncta@outlook.com or 786-8316 Registration: www.nctennisassoc.com

Saturday / Watertown

5. TD Sounds DJ Service and Karaoke

When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Lewis County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, Lowville
What: TD Sounds DJ service and karaoke
Cost: Free
INFO: 376-2733

Friday / Lowville

Live Entertainment

1. Double Chase Concert

When: 7-10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lewis County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, 7752 W. State St.
What: Double Chase concert, food available
Cost: $5
INFO: 376-2733

Saturday / Lowville

2. Concerts on the Waterfront

When: 3 p.m.
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, Sackets Harbor
What: The Mambo Kings
Cost: Free Admission
INFO: www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

3. Organ Concert

When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: United Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Broad St.
What: With Kyle Ramey
Cost: Contact for Prices
INFO: www.sacketsharborpresbyterian.org

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

4. The Old Timers Band

When: Friday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Parishville Fire Hall, Parishville
What: Refreshments available
Cost: $5 per person
INFO: shart003@twcny.rr.com

Friday / Parishville

5. Eigth Annual Summer Concert

When: 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Cyril’s Church, 28 Walton St. Alexandria Bay
What: Raising a Joyful Noise
Cost: Free
INFO: Becky Rose, becky.a.rose@gmail.com

Sunday / Alexandria Bay

Food

1. Henderson Fish and Game Club Annual Clam Bake

When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Henchen’s Storage Yard, County Route 123
What: Annual clam bake, sponsored by Henderson Fish and Game Club.
Cost: Tiskets: $50
INFO: (315) 938-5313 or email henchenmarina@aol.com

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

2. Community Free Lunch in Ogdensburg

When: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Ogdensburg First Presbyterian Church, 423 Ford Street, Ogdensburg
What: Community free lunch every Saturday, come enjoy the warm company and home cooking.
Cost: Contributions accepted but not expected.
INFO: Email: ogdfpc@slic.com, Info: Email: ogdfpc@slic.com

Saturday / Ogdensburg

3. Sip, Snack, & See

When: 11:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Where: Ramada Inn, 600 Arsenal Street, Watertown
What: A FREE, public event with goody bags for the first 25 people in the door. Featuring 30 vendors, free door raffles, and snacks & drinks.
Cost: Free
INFO: Email: bcdonner18@gmail.com, Phone: 486-1474

Saturday / Watertown

4. 23rd Annual Antiques in the Park

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Gouverneur Village Park, Main Street
What: Antiques, food, raffles, bake sale, museum display, entertainment at noon
Cost: Free admission
INFO: Kim Halpin, 287-1197 or kahalpin@hotmail.com

Saturday / Gouverneur

5. Chicken and Biscuit Dinner

When: 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Macomb Community Wesleyan Church, 12 County Route 7
What: Chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, baked beans, relish tray, pie and beverage. Silent auction, takeout’s available. Benefits building fund.
Cost: $9; children 6 to 12, $4; children 4 and younger, free
INFO: 578-2255

Saturday / Macomb

 

Local Potsdam artist wins national painting award

JASON HUNTER / WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Michiko Taylor, Parishville, works on a watercolor painting Friday at TAUNY in Canton. She won the Ben Emerson Memorial “Eye for Color” award in the 2016 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors for her painting titled “Dragon Fly.” Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Michiko Taylor, Parishville, works on a watercolor painting Friday at TAUNY in Canton. She won the Ben Emerson Memorial “Eye for Color” award in the 2016 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors for her painting titled “Dragon Fly.” Photo by Jason Hunter, Watertown Daily Times.

Growing up, local watercolor artist Michiko Taylor never thought painting would consume all of her time. [Read more…]

Sen. Ritchie secures $20k for school athletic programs

State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, announced Monday she has secured more than $20,000 in funding for athletic programming at four schools in the north country. [Read more…]

Army veteran reconnects with son following Watertown Daily Times article

Disabled veteran Richard Hirschel, who served in the Army during the 1990s, at home in Macomb. Photo by Elizabeth Lewis, Watertown Daily Times.

Disabled veteran Richard Hirschel, who served in the Army during the 1990s, at home in Macomb. Photo by Elizabeth Lewis, Watertown Daily Times.

Disabled Army veteran Richard L. Hirschel made contact with a son he hasn’t seen or talked to in 15 years after a story about him was published in the Watertown Daily Times earlier this year. [Read more…]

Massena Humane Society waiving adoption fees for animals on Aug. 19

The manager at the Massena Humane Society’s animal shelter hopes all the cages are cleared out and the animals in loving homes by the end of the day Aug. 19. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday event calendar – Aug. 12

Happy Friday!

Out and About

1. 3rd Annual Clambake and Cocktails

When: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton
What: Includes dinner buffet, beer and wine, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, and a cornhole tournament
Cost: $100
INFO: www.sunyjefferson.edu/clambake, 786-2458 or foundation@sunyjefferson.edu

Friday / Clayton

2. Wine-ding Down Summer Food and Craft Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Cape Winery, 2066 Deerlick Road, Cape Vincent
What: Includes wine, food and crafts
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 654-3218 or www.thecapewinery.com

Saturday & Sunday / Cape Vincent

3. 52nd Annual Antique Show & Sale

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Clayton Recreation Park & Arena, 615 East Line Road, Clayton
What: This event features more than 50 antique dealers
Cost: $7; military, $6; children 15 and younger, free
INFO: 686-3512 or www.townofclayton.com/recreationpark.htm

Saturday & Sunday / Clayton

4. 159th Oswego County Fair

When: All Weekend
Where: Oswego County Fairgrounds, Franklin Street, Sandy Creek
What: Includes an agriculture day, senior day, children’s day, military day, and family day.
Cost: Free admission
INFO: wdt.me/2016OCFair

All Weekend / Sandy Creek

5. 26th Annual Pirate Invasion

When: All Weekend
Where: Throughout Alexandria Bay
What: Includes music, exhibits, pirates, a children’s parade and games.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.visitalexbay.org

All Weekend / Alexandria Bay

Music

1. Cape Vincent Summer Concert Series

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent
What: Featuring The Honey O’s
Cost: Free
INFO: 654-2481

Friday / Cape Vincent

2. Alex Bay Summer Concert Series

When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Bonnie Castle Resort, 31 Holland St., Alexandria Bay
What: Featuring Neil Deal, The Neil Young Tribute Band
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: www.bonniecastle.com

Friday / Alexandria Bay

3. Jack Kelley Big Band Concert

When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Gazebo behind Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., Ogdensburg
What: Music ranging from 1930’s lush big band to modern rock & pop.
Cost: Free
INFO: 600-3108 or www.facebook.com/tjkbb

Friday / Ogdensburg

4. Northern Lights Orchestra in Performance

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Donald Martin Civic Center, Pine Street, Waddington
What: Live music
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 388-5585 or dlsmith45@earthlink.net

Friday / Waddington

5. Concerts on the Waterfront

When: 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, 504 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor
What: Featuring Orquesta Antonetti
Cost: Free
INFO: Mary Jo Deans, 783-8910 or www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org

Sunday / Sackets Harbor

Performance

1. Cuse Comedy Championship

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: The Central New York Playhouse, Shoppingtown Mall 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse
What: The best of our Cuse Comedy Showcases throughout the year gather for the title of the Cuse Comedy Champion.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 885-8960 or www.cnyplayhouse.com

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

2. NCPR & ACW Present The Howl Story Slam

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Deckhand Cafe, 246 James St., Clayton
What: The Howl Story SLAM is an open microphone storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, “Lesson Learned.”
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 229-5356 or www.ncpr.org/howl

Saturday / Clayton

3. The Frog Prince

When: 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Gouverneur High School Auditorium, 113 E. Barney St., Gouverneur
What: Produced by Missoula Children’s Theater
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 287-0524

Saturday / Gouverneur

4. The Best of Broadway

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Indian Lake Theater, 13 E. Main Street, Indian Lake
What: Hilarious skits & music by Sheldon Harnick & Charles Strouse. Part of the touring Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 648-5950 or www.indianlaketheater.org

Sunday / Indian Lake

5. Shakespeare-In-The-Park: The Taming of the Shrew

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Thornden Park, 201 Ostrom Avenue, Syracuse
What: Take a light-hearted, comedic romp through the ups and downs of love, class, money and wooing in 16th century Italy as the morés of society meet the affairs of the heart.
Cost: General, free; premium seating, $20
INFO: 476-1835 or http://syrsf.org/

All Weekend / Syracuse

Art

1. Central New York Watercolor Society Signature Show

When: All Day Friday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: From Albany to Buffalo and beyond, Central New York Watercolor Society (CNYWS) members encourage the study of watercolors and foster awareness through exhibitions and education. The works of this exhibit represent the Society’s Signature members.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday / Old Forge

2. Art Exhibit: Deborah Dudley's 'Brain Candy' - A Collaboration

When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday
Where: SLC Arts Gallery, Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm Street, Potsdam
What: Brain Candy is a series that removes photography from the social media context and examines it in an art context.
Cost: Free
INFO: 265-6860 or www.slcartscouncil.org

Friday / Potsdam

3. Painted By The Elements

When: All Day Friday and Saturday
Where: View, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge
What: An exhibition of abstract photography by award winning photographer Carl Rubino.
Cost: Free
INFO: 369-6411 or www.viewarts.org

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

4. Finding Fibonacci

When: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday
Where: Fibonacci 321 Art Gallery, 321 James St., Clayton
What: Works in concrete and abstract interpretations in clay, fiber, paint, wood, glass, metal, cotton and silk.
Cost: Free
INFO: 686-7069 or www.fibonacci321.com

Saturday / Clayton

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

Outdoors

1. Golfing for Community Action

When: 1 p.m. Friday
Where: Watertown Golf Club, 1 Thompson Park, Watertown
What: Charity golf tournament
Cost: $75; team, $100
INFO: Dawn Cole, 782-4900, ext. 250 or www.capcjc.org/golfing-for-community-action-supports-personal-care-items-for-children/

Friday / Watertown

2. Free Tai Chi On The Park

When: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday
Where: Canton Village Green, Corner of Main and Park Streets, Canton
What: No prior Tai Chi experience is expected or required. Rain location is in Canton’s First Presbyterian Church On The Park.
Cost: Free
INFO: 229-4003 or www.northcountrytaichi.com/free-summer-series.html

Friday / Canton

Watertown's Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, 600 William T. Field Drive, Watertown
What: Benefits the Mediation Program of Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties
Cost: $15
INFO: www.facebook.com/events/1556247964684531

Saturday / Watertown

4. 16th Annual Dick Guyette Golf Classic

When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Cedars Golf Course, 9368 East Road, Lowville
What: Benefits Hospice of Jefferson County
Cost: $280 per team
INFO: Randy Guyette, 493-7520; Cedars Golf Course, 376-6267; Carthage VFW Post 7227, 493-0530

Saturday / Lowville

5. 11th Annual Horseshoe Tournament

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Oxbow Fire Hall, 37635 County Route 25, Oxbow
What: Registration, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; pitching begins at 12 p.m.
Cost: Contact for prices
INFO: 287-9898 or oxbowfirelady@gmail.com

Saturday / Oxbow

Boys and Girls Club of Massena staging North Country Jr. Olympics on Saturday

You don’t have to be in Rio to participate in this year’s Summer Olympics.

The Boys and Girls Club of Massena will be staging its own version Saturday at the Massena High School turf field, complete with track and field events like a 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash, 100-meter relay, 3,000-meter distance run, javelin throw, discus throw, and a series of other events geared toward younger children. [Read more…]

Jefferson County SPCA takes in Texas dogs originally headed for high kill shelters

Princess is one of 15 dogs saved from a kill shelter in Texas by the Jefferson County SPCA. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Princess is one of 15 dogs saved from a kill shelter in Texas by the Jefferson County SPCA. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

After approximately 1,500 miles on the road, there’s a new chance at life in the north country for dogs like Brutus the shepherd mix, Vega the Heeler and Peaches the American Eskimo. [Read more…]

Council members agree to pursue new Thompson Park pool

Four City Council members are ready to dive into the project to replace the idle pool at Thompson Park. [Read more…]