Third grade students in Sue Brothers’s class at Norwood-Norfolk School recently witnessed the metamorphosis that takes place when a caterpillar becomes a monarch butterfly. Here, students Lydian Hunkins, left, and Stella Arquiett observe a butterfly about to fly out of the net.View enlarged photo.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
If a large-scale disaster were to impact St. Lawrence County, the American Red Cross says a plan is in place, according to Jane Gendron, executive director for the North Country Chapter of the American Red Cross. Designated shelters include schools and colleges. ‘The hurricanes offers us a chance to promote being prepared locally,’ Gendron said. ‘Winter is coming. ‘With snow and ice, power outages happen, she said, and being prepared for those situations takes planning. Gendron recommends people keep a supply of water and non-perishable food. The Red Cross website suggests keeping one gallon per person, per day with a three-day supply for evacuation and two week supply for staying at home. A three-day supply of food for evacuation and two week supply for home is also recommended.
Are you prepared for a large-scale disaster in St. Lawrence County?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
A recent Sound Off to North Country This Week titled “Breastfeeding in Church” criticized mothers who choose to breastfeed their child in church. The law reads “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mother may breast feed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether or not the nipple of the mother’s breast is covered during or incidental to the breast feeding.”
Even though it is legal, some people still have issue with women choosing to breastfeed in public.
Are you comfortable with a woman breastfeeding in public?
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A monarch butterfly in the cocoon was photographed recently by Anna Wright of Canton.View enlarged photo.
The Norwood Kiwanis group held its regular meeting recently and listened to a presentation from guest speaker Erica Leonard, general manager of St. Lawrence Centre Mall, who outlined plans to revitalize the Massena shopping mall. From left, Joan Raymonda, honorary Kiwanis member; Leonard; Patti Dean, Kiwanis president; Jaron Belmore, NNCS Key Club member; and Fallon Blacharski, SUNY Potsdam, Circle K member. To read more about the meeting, click here.View enlarged photo.
Dan Taylor of Parishville poses the bear he shot along with Tom Rausch and his tracking dog Luna. With bear hunting season open and bow season for deer opening in St. Lawrence County soon, hunters who need help tracking a wounded animal can seek the help from a tracking dog. Tom Rausch and Luna have begun their third season of tracking deer and bear. Read more here.View enlarged photo.
Members of the SUNY Potsdam women's hockey team cool down in the Racquette River during a hike at Stone Valley trail in Colton on Saturday. NorthCountryNow photo by Sean McNamara.View enlarged photo.
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