Chateaugay school teacher Evan Rogers recently passed his first-degree black belt test in both Kang Shi Do and Tatakai Aikido recently. The test was given at the U.S. Combat Dojo in Massena. Chateaugay teacher Evan Rogers recently earned his first-degree black belt at U.S. Combat Dojo in Massena. From left, are dojo teacher Jonathan A. French, sensei Evan Rogers and nidan Jonathan G. French.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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Lehman Dining Center, PACES Dining Service, is hosting a local foods dinner Sept. 20 for students and the campus community. Above PACES’ Chef John VanKennen, holding a plate of local vegetables at Lehman Dining Center.
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Sergi's Italian Restaurant, 10 Market St., Potsdam has been feeding the Potsdam community for 50 years. A large banner gracing the top of the building all summer has been celebrating the golden anniversary. NorthCountryNow.com photo by John Basham.View enlarged photo.
Mushrooms, some growing close to a foot high, are growing along the Remington Trail in Canton. Photo submitted by Natalie Aldrich.View enlarged photo.
Massena High School Art Club members Nancy Ashlin-Elliot and Bobby Hall work on a mural in the entry of the school's art room. They are drawing their interpretation of the balance of the universe. Photo submitted by Erin McCarthy, MCHS public relations class.View enlarged photo.
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