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A Sweet Restart as a Business is Reborn

Customers enter the Guzzle, which has recently reopened after burning down in a fire a few years ago.

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Vegan Dishes Find a Home on Fine-Dining Menus Throughout the North Country

DAYTONA NILES / NNY LIVING The Johnston House Restaurant executive chef Christopher Polan showcases three vegetarian/vegan dishes including: Veggie sushi rolls, Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash, and a Gluten-free, Dairy-free Peach Tart.

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Something Old is Something New: Vintage setups are all the rage at weddings for 2017

Photo by: Jovial Photography

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Black River Brew & Music Fest Taps Watertown


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Home is Where you Anchor: Riding through life on a St. Lawrence Barge Yacht


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You Swing Like a Girl: Women’s leagues tee off

JUSTIN SORENSEN / NNY GOLF Connie Natali and Alexandra Buduson, both of Clayton, stand above the green at the C-Way Golf Club.

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The Sweet Sounds of Music

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Island Living: Surviving winters away from shore

Nicole Caldwell stands in the middle of Butterfield Lake, Redwood, where she built her home on an island, at rear right.

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Five Things Friday – Aug. 7

Happy Friday!


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1. Comedian Michael Bova

When: 9 p.m. Friday.
Where: Ramada Inn, 6300 Arsenal St., Watertown.
What: Award winning stand-up comedian Michael Bova. Opener: NYC comedian Andrew Lee. Ages 21 and older. Doors scheduled to open at 8 p.m.; show, 9 p.m.
Cost: $10.
INFO: Ramada, 788-0700; Facebook event page.

Friday / Watertown

2. 'Cuse Comedy Championships

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Central New York Playhouse, ShoppingTown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse.
What: Comedians from the ‘Cuse Comedy Showcase battle in this first comedy championship. Planned to continue on Thursday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 29.
Cost: $12.
INFO: CNY Playhouse, 885-8960.

Friday & Saturday / Syracuse

3. CNY Scottish Games and Celtic Festival

When: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Long Branch Park, 347 Long Branch Road, Liverpool.
What: Piping, drumming, dancing competitions, bagpipe bands and drum majors at noon, closing ceremonies and massing of bagpipe bands at 5 p.m., ceilidh from 6 to 8 p.m. Music by Searson and Sisters of Murphy.
Cost: Games tickets: $10; senior citizens, $7; ages 5 to 12, $4; ages 4 and younger, free.
INFO: CNY Scottish Games and Celtic Festival.

Saturday / Liverpool

4. Slab City

When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Rec Park Pavilion, 7247 state Route 374, Chateaugay.
What: Classic rock and country band from Malone.
Cost: $12; in advance, $10; ages 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Town of Chateaugay, (518) 497-3126.

Saturday / Chateaugay

5. The Lou Dacques Band

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Pouring Light Studios, 432 E. Main St., Malone.
What: Blues, folk, rock music.
Cost: $10; ages 12 and younger, free.
INFO: Pouring Light Studios, (518) 481-5150; Facebook event page; The Lou Dacques Band.

Saturday / Malone


1. Autos on the River Vintage and Classic Car Show

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Cape Vincent Village Green, Broadway Street, Cape Vincent.
What: Sponsored by Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce. Includes hula-hoop contest, bubble gum blowing contest, drawings, 50/50 raffle, farmers market. Benefits Cape Vincent Food Pantry.
Cost: $10.
INFO: Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, 654-2481; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Cape Vincent

2. Car show

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St., Watertown.
What: Benefits the region’s Feed Our Vets program.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Robert J. Harding, JCC veterans services coordinator, 786-2256 or

Saturday / Watertown

3. North Country Wine, Beer and Food Festival

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center, 141 W. River St., Ogdensburg.
What: Includes local food, wine and beer tasting, as well as raffles, demos, music and more.
Cost: $5; military, $4; ages 11 and younger, free.
INFO: Laura Pearson, Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce, 393-3620.

Saturday & Sunday / Ogdensburg

4. 35th annual Pirate Invasion

When: All weekend.
Where: Alexandria Bay.
What: Scheduled through Sunday, Aug. 16. Friday, Aug. 7: Block Dance, features Upper James Street Dock, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 8: children’s crafts, 10 a.m., Scenic View Park Pavilion; children’s parade lineup, 11:30 a.m.; capture of scouting party, 1:15 p.m., Uncle Sam Boat Tours; and invasion, 2 p.m., Scenic View Park Pavilion Dock; Sunday, Aug. 9: children’s games with pirates, noon, Scenic View Park, and 2 p.m., Scenic View Park Pavilion; Sunday, Aug. 16: live drill and demonstration with Brockville Infantry, 11 a.m.; and Bill Johnston’s Pirate Days grand parade, 2 p.m. (winners announced after).
Cost: Most events are free.
INFO: Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce, 482-9531.

All weekend / Alexandria Bay

5. Gouverneur and St. Lawrence County Fair

When: All weekend.
Where: St. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 85 E. Barney St., Gouverneur.
What: Event include: Friday, Aug. 7: Craig Campbell concert slated for 7:30 p.m., $25; Saturday, Aug. 8: sanctioned amateur boxing, noon, $10 (ringside, $15; ages 4 and younger, free); Caroline Kole concert, 7 p.m., $20; Sunday, Aug. 9: demolition derby, 3 p.m., $12 (ages10 and younger, $8).
Cost: Dependent on event; check online for details.
INFO: Gouverneur fair, 287-3010.

All weekend / Gouverneur


1. Exhibit opening

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: View Arts Center, 3273 state Route 28, Old Forge.
What: “Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors” and Andy Gilmore’s “Mountain Geometries” are scheduled to display through Sunday, Oct. 4.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411.

Friday / Old Forge

2. Exhibit opening: Close Encounters

When: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Where: Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake.
What: Works by Saranac Lake painter Sandra Hildreth slated for display through Monday, Aug. 31.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Adirondack Artists Guild, (518) 891-2615; Sandra Hildreth.

Friday / Saranac Lake

3. Exhibit opening: Adirondack Landscape and Fine Art Photography

When: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Where: Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd, Old Forge.
What: Solo exhibit by artist Carolynn McCann slated to display through Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Old Forge Library, 369-6008; Carolynn McCann.

Friday / Old Forge

4. Juried craft show

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Henderson Historical Society, 12541 Harborview Road, Henderson.
What: Includes silent auction, raffles, puppet show slated for 10 a.m. and barbecue, 11 a.m.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Henderson Historical Society.

Saturday / Henderson

5. Book signing

When: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Bay House Artisans, 21 James St., Alexandria Bay.
What: “Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainability,” with author Nicole Caldwell, co-founder and CEO of Better Farm.
Cost: Copies of books, $20.
INFO: Bay House Artisans, 778-5968; Nicole Caldwell; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Alexandria Bay


1. Book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Hepburn Library, 30 Main St., Waddington.
What: Sponsored by the Friends of the Waddington Library. Huge selection of fiction and large print fiction.
Cost: Call for pricing.
INFO: Hepburn Library, 388-4454.

Friday & Saturday / Waddington

2. Ice cream social and pottery sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Point Park, across from Old Forge Hardware Store, 104 Fulton St., Old Forge.
What: With View Arts Center.
Cost: $10 to $25 per piece.
INFO: View Arts Center, 369-6411.

Friday & Saturday / Old Forge

3. Annual rummage sale

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Dexter United Methodist Church, 210 W. Kirby St., Dexter.
What: Slated to run Thursdays to Sundays through Aug. 31.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Church, 639-3022.

Friday & Saturday / Dexter

4. Book, bake and art sales

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Lyme Free Library, 12165 Route 12E, Chaumont.
What: Includes used book sale, local art sale, silent auction, bake sale and raffle.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Library, 649-5454.

Saturday / Chaumont

5. 51st annual antique show and sale

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Cerow Recreation Park, 600 East Line Road, Clayton.
What: Public preview wine and cheese reception slated for Friday. More than 50 dealers.
Cost: $25 for entire weekend.
INFO: Thousand Islands Arts Center, 686-4123.

All weekend / Clayton


1. 2015 Hospice Hustle

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Henderson Harbor.
What: Sponsored by the Henderson/Henderson Harbor committee. Registration slated for 8:30 a.m.; walk/bike/run, 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit Hospice of Jefferson County.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Penny McCrea, 938-5069; Hospice, 788-7323 or; Facebook event page.

Saturday / Henderson Harbor

2. Cruisin' in the Harbor

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Sackets Harbor Visitors Center lawn, 301 W. Main St., Sackets Harbor.
What: Classic car and motorcycle show, presented by Greater Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Includes vendors, food, raffles, 50/50 drawings.
Cost: Free admission.
INFO: Chamber of commerce, 646-3548; Facebook events page.

Saturday / Sackets Harbor

3. Relay for Life softball tourney fundraiser

When: 10 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Lions Field, Lewis County Fairgrounds, 5485 Bostwick St., Lowville.
What: Includes concession stand, children’s activities, Chinese auction and more. Proceeds benefit fight against cancer.
Cost: Call for details.
INFO: Caree Turck, or 376-6207; Relay for Life of Lewis County.

Saturday / Lowville

4. Save The River’s Riverkeeper Monitoring volunteer training

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Save the River, 409 Riverside Drive, Clayton.
What: All volunteers given Save The River’s Riverkeeper Identification Guide and free t-shirt.
Cost: Free.
INFO: Kate Breheny at Save the River, 686-2010.

Saturday / Clayton

5. Doggie Dash and Pet Fair

When: 9:25 a.m. Sunday.
Where: Starting and ending at Thompson Park Pavilion, Thompson Park, Watertown.
What: Registration slated for 8:25 a.m.; walk, 9:25 a.m. Music, food, pet contests, raffles, vendors. Benefits NINJAS Against Animal Cruelty.
Cost: With bracelet and tag, $5; with bracelet, tag and t-shirt, $15.
INFO: Danyon, 489-1359, or Julie, 2863-9721; Ninja’s Against Animal Cruelty of Jefferson County.

Sunday / Watertown

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