Top titles by checkout at Flower Memorial Library

Top titles by checkout at Flower Memorial Library:

1) James Patterson: Second Honeymoon
2) Dan Brown: Inferno
3) David Baldacci: The Hit
4) James Patterson: Mistress
5) Elizabeth Hadler: Please Don’t Tell

Top five Ebooks at Flower Memorial Library:

1) Lee Child: Never Go Back
2) Jeanne Glidewell: Haunted
3) Susan Beth Pfeffer: Life as We Knew It
4) Bronwyn Scott: A Lady Dares
5) Lia Romeo: Dating the Devil

New Clark studio named at SU

Syracuse University is naming a renovated broadcast studio on its campus for the late television producer and host Dick Clark. Clark’s family donated $5 million to rebuild the studio at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and his alma mater has announced that it will bear his name. The $18 million renovation is scheduled to be completed in September 2014. [Read more…]

Little Theatre wins several awards for its production of ‘The Foreigner’

Little Theatre of Watertown has received several awards for its production of “The Foreigner,” which was presented by the group in late February and early March. [Read more…]

Lowville doctor summits Everest, completes seven highest peaks

Dr. Manoj R. Vora can’t help but feel on top of the world.

At about 9:10 p.m. Eastern time May 21, the Lowville doctor and four sherpas reached the summit of Mount Everest in the Himalayas. This was Dr. Vora’s second attempt at climbing Mount Everest. In May 2010, he was within 2,700 feet of the summit when hypothermia caused him to turn around.

Dr. Vora is now one of the few who have climbed the “Seven Summits”: the highest points on each of the Earth’s seven continents. He scaled his sixth summit — Mount Vinson Massif in Antarctica — in December 2010. According to the expedition company 7 Summits, fewer than 110 Americans have topped all the peaks. [Read more…]

Summer camp not far away

One of the area’s most popular summer camps, Camp Wabasso, has opened registration for Summer 2013 campers, with an early bird price incentive. [Read more…]

Save the date: Opening days scheduled for summer favorites

As warmer weather approaches, seasonal offerings throughout the north country come out of hibernation. We’ve compiled a short roundup of seasonal favorites and included their opening days:

  • Horne’s Ferry: Wednesday, May 1
  • Old McDonald’s Farm: Wednesday, May 1
  • I Love My Park Day: Saturday, May 4
  • Antique Boat Museum, Clayton: Friday, May 10
  • Seaway Trail Discovery Center, Sackets Harbor: Friday, May 10
  • Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay: Saturday, May 11
  • Singer Castle on Dark Island: Saturday, May 18
  • Fort Henry & Upper Canada Village, Kingston: Saturday, May 18
  • Clayton Island Boat Tours, Clayton: Saturday, May 18
  • Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake: Friday, May 24
  • Tibbett’s Point Light House, Cape Vincent: Saturday, May 25
  • Almanzo Wilder Homestead, Malone: Sunday, May 26
  • Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce Farmers Market: Wednesday, May 29
  • Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Old Forge: Wednesday, June 12

Historical society launches fundraiser

The Jefferson County Historical Society has launched a fund raising campaign to raise money to help preserve the five historical buildings on its campus as well as the educational programs and exhibits patrons have become accustomed to.

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TI Arts Center class catalog available

The Thousand Islands Arts Center has released the class catalog for 2012 on their website, The arts center offers pottery and weaving studios, exhibitions and a permanent textile collection at their campus at 314 John St., Clayton.

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Boat museum opens May 11

The Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., Clayton, will open for the 2012 season on Friday, May 11.

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Village of Potsdam offers arts grants

The village of Potsdam Economic Development Office collaborated with the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in late 2011 to create a program that provides grants for artists to support their businesses in the village. Beginning this spring, artists will be able to apply for grants between $5,000 and $30,0000 to start or expand their arts-related business ventures.

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