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.
THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
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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With snow season fast approaching in St. Lawrence County, do you plan to use snow tires this year?
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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.
Helena and Brasher firefighters extinguish a chimney fire on Friday at Tracy and Joe Barney's residence in Brasher Center. "Super fast response," wrote Cindy Edwards, who submitted the photo. "Big thank you to all the volunteers and neighbors that came to aid."View enlarged photo.
Kimro’s Medicine Place and the family of Kim and Rose Demers were honored with the Ogdensburg chamber's 2014 Outstanding Community Service Award. From left are Shannon Demers, Kim Demers, Rose Demers, chamber president Michael Brashaw, Jordan Backus and Jack Backus. NorthCountryNow photo by Sean McNamara.View enlarged photo.
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