Wall Street Journal highlights Sackets Harbor, 1000 Islands

A Wall Street Journal feature about vacationing around Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes included Sackets Harbor and other north country settings as “shore bets” that were “great lakeside getaways for whatever floats your boat.” [Read more…]

Summer 2016: North Country Notes

A native voice and mentor to other writers is sadly lost

Like every region, the north country has produced its share of mold-breakers. Some, like F.W. Woolworth and Melvil Dewey in retailing and library classification, respectively, achieved wide renown. Others passed their time on this Earth in relative anonymity outside of small circles of the like-minded. [Read more…]

Massena Figure Skating Club going ‘Back to Broadway’ for Sunday ice show

MASSENA — Seventeen performances are scheduled for Sunday when the Massena Figure Skating Club stages its annual ice show at the Massena Arena. [Read more…]

Five Things Friday – July 24

Happy Friday!


[Just click an event for more details.]

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


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


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


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.

Take flight to a Windy City in waiting

Metro Chicago calls with direct air from Watertown

The Chicago skyline as seen from Navy Pier. Photo courtesy of the City of Chicago/GRC.

By Kyle R. Hayes
NNY Living

Northern New York has a new neighbor. With American Eagle Airlines flying out of Watertown International Airport to Chicago-O’Hare, crossing Lake Ontario and Lake Michigan takes less time than the drive from Watertown to Albany. Flights leave Watertown at 7:10 a.m. every day but Sunday and at 5:05 p.m. every day except Saturday. Booking a flight is as easy as visiting the American Airlines website at www.americanairlines.com. Founded in 1837, Chicago is celebrating 175 years of history, hot dogs, deep dish pizza and baseball. While winters can rival those in upstate New York, a spring visit will ensure gardens in bloom and mild weather to walk, or bike, the lake shore and city streets. [Read more…]

Pages: 1 2 3