Potsdam Deputy Mayor Ruth Garner is celebrating her 99th birthday today. Garner was the first woman to be elected to the Village of Potsdam Board of Trustees in 1973, in an era when many women were expressing themselves politically for the first time. In 1941, Ruth Garner posed with her infant daughter Susan, who now lives in the Chicago area. The photo was submitted by another daughter, Potsdam Acting Village Justice Margaret Garner. http://northcountrynow.com/news/potsdam-deputy-mayor-garner-celebrates-9...View enlarged photo.
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St. Lawrence County is among the top nine counties in New York with the highest lung cancer rate, according to a Surgeon General’s report. St. Lawrence County has a rate of approximately 88 cases of lung cancer per 100,000 people. The average across the state is about 64 cases per 100,000 people, the report shows.
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SeaComm recently donated a $5,000 to local neighborhood centers of St. Lawrence County and JCEO of Franklin County. The money will assist the organizations in providing emergency shelter, utilities and food services to community families in need over the upcoming holiday season. From left, Canton Neighborhood Center director Leacy DuPre and SeaComm branch manager Jessica Zuhlsdorf.View enlarged photo.
A fiddler from Potsdam was recently received Traditional Arts in Upstate New York's Evergreen Award. Gretchen Koehler was honored "for her unflagging commitment to traditional fiddle music," TAUNY said. Like many fiddlers, Koehler did not have a "formal" fiddle teacher but rather learned by listening, sharing tunes and experimenting.View enlarged photo.
Margaret Drew recently celebrated her 101st birthday at St Josephs Home in Ogdensburg. Family members, including Carter Houk and Donnie Woodcock played music. Friends and family visited and enjoyed cake and ice cream. "A great night for Margaret who loves their music and a nice treat for all the residents," Lorry Bass wrote.View enlarged photo.
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