Massena Memorial Hospital marked Aug. 23 as what they call 'National Health Unit Coordinators Day.' Health unit coordinators perform the non-clinical functions of a nursing unit or department. Above are Kristy Francis, Carol Smith, Brenda Francis, Tammy Kirkey and Whitney Jarvis.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
Even though the official start of fall is about a month away, some trees and shrubs in St. Lawrence County are already beginning to change color as they enter dormancy early this year because of the hot, dry summer.
Have trees where you live begun to change colors?
Results will be posted Monday, Aug. 29.
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Wild parsnip, an invasive capable of causing severe burns and possibly even blindness has become abundant in St. Lawrence County, and little is being done to stop its spread. Look along the side of most St. Lawrence County roads and wild parsnip measures three to five feet in height and features yellow umbrella-like flowers that are similar in appearance to Queen Anne’s Lace. If skin comes into contact with parsnip sap and is then exposed to sunlight the result can be severe.
Have you seen wild parsnip where you live?
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Rachel Bartlett's family poses on their new pool deck at the pool revealing party: from left, her father Steve, sister Sarah, Rachel, mother Tonya, and brother Seth. 11-year-old Rachel, from Potsdam, received the pool from the Make-A-Wish Foundation recently. See story here. Photo submitted by Jan Murphy.View enlarged photo.
The Northern New York Bassmasters held their 6th tournament of the 2016 season at Cranberry Lake on recently. The tournament brought heavy rain and lightning throughout the day. The team of James Moore, Gouverneur and Doug Kirkbride, Beaver River, rose to the top with a solid 15.79 lb. mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth to take first place on the day. The first place finish pushed them into the top spot for the team of the year race with 1176 points. Photo by Angela Roach.View enlarged photo.
'This garter snake was wrapped up on a low bush branch trying to get warm along Partridge Run/Remington Trail Monday morning,' said photographer Natalie Aldrich of Canton. 'The temperature was around 62 degrees and I believe a bit too cold for Mr. Snake,' she said.View enlarged photo.
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