The Norwood American Legion Sons of the American Legion recently donated $100 in support of the Norwood-Norfolk Youth Basketball Association. All donations help to pay for tournaments, equipment, uniforms, etc. Pictured from left Sons of the Legion Commander Stephen Cotter presenting the check to NNYBA treasurer Tammy Clark and American Legion 1st Vice Robert M Henninger. Photo by Elaine A Saarinen.View enlarged photo.
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A variety of minerals and gems from around St. Lawrence County is on display at the New York State Museum in Albany. Above is a sample of sphalerite found in Pierrepont, left, and a gem carved from the same material, which came from Balmat. A slideshow here includes more pictures of local geology in the exhibit. NorthCountryNow photo by Andy Gardner.View enlarged photo.
The Cyprus-registered bulk carrier Cinnamon arrived at the Port of Ogdensburg Monday to deliver dry bulk fertilizer for distribution for agricultural use. Built in 2003, the bulk carrier Cinnamon (above) is 186 meters, or 610 feet, by 24 meters, or 79 feet, drafts 9.3 meters, 30.5 feet, and has a gross tonnage of 18,311 tons. See story.
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NNCS K-Kids donated $70 to the Canton Potsdam Hospital Cancer Center recently as a part of their ongoing monthly fundraisers. Pictured from left are Kiwanis Advisor Lee Mittlesteadt, K-Kids members Stormy Fiacco and Matt Kardash, and Faculty Advisor Gabby Martineau.View enlarged photo.
The Lisbon Town Recreation department recently installed of a new playground at the Fields and Friends Park. The playground is geared for ages 5 to 12. The town will install a second facility for ages 2 to 5 in the spring and summer of 2016. Shane Lampett, Isaac LaRock and Rachel LaRock, all of Lisbon, try out the new playground. See story.View enlarged photo.
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