Artist and instructor Leon LeBeau, seated, was honored by senior activities group SOAR recently for his contribution to the mission of SOAR in Potsdam. It is not an annual award, but is reserved to recognize exceptional work for the program.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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This dummy dressed as a fireman is on the top of a silo on top of Waterman Hill in Canton. 'It's been there for more than a year watching over Canton and the Seaway Valley,' said Denny Barr, whose photography can be seen at twoguysandacamera.photoreflect.com.View enlarged photo.
David Zufall of Lisbon came across this old 1941 survey marker deep in the woods on Ogden Island, which was inhabited until the 1950s, he said. It had not been disturbed, he said. 'Why it was a lake survey marker, I'd have no idea.' However, one viewer believes this is the National Geodetic Survey data sheet for the survey marker.View enlarged photo.
The sun sets on a recent summer evening on Trout Lake near Edwards. Photo submitted by Paul Patterson.View enlarged photo.
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