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Champion readers in Canton

The Canton Free Library team SLEJ Hammers, above, claimed first place at the regional Battle of the Books competition. From left, Jack Kerrigan, Sam Sieminski, Etta Coburn and Lindsey Filiatrault. Their coach is Mary Beth Sieminski.

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Community Events

FRIENDS OF THE NATURE CTR. ANNUAL MEETING, Nature Ctr. space in St. Lawrence Centre, near food court; 6 p.m.; open to public; more info:, 705-5022.

SCRAP METAL DAYS FUNDRAISER, Drop off scrap metal to Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad parking lot, 29 Elm St., Potsdam; any time; refrigerators, washers, dryers, batteries, more accepted; info: Tim Rivers at 212-6751.

Here are the top five things happening in St. Lawrence County on Wednesday, as chosen by the North editorial staff: • Free barbeque dinner to be served in Norwood • Free rabies clinic to be offered in Hammond • Workshop in Massena to talk about starting a business • Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad hosting ‘Scrap Metal Days’ fundraiser • Free ‘Kick off Summer’ smorgasbord buffet... Read More >>
BRASHER FALLS -- The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will host their next “Business in the Spotlight” event at the Badenhausen Library, 4 Main St. on May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a tour of the library at 4 p.m. Read More >>
POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St., will offer “Using Trip Advisor to Plan Your Travel” June 6, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. This workshop will explore the main features of Trip Advisor, discuss how to interpret reviews uploaded by travelers, and allow plenty time for individual research. Prior experience using a web browser required. Register, 265-7230. Read More >>
CANTON -- Taylor Park Community Beach will open Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. They will also open the weekend of June 4-5 for the same hours. They will open for the summer beginning June 11. Kayak rentals will be available for $5 per hour. The picnic shelter can be reserved by calling the rec office at 386-3992. Read More >>
The American Red Cross will host several blood drives throughout St. Lawrence County in May and June. They say blood and platelet donors are needed during the challenging summer months. People can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-733-2767, at or through their smartphone app. Schedule: • Heuvelton - May 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Heuvelton Central School, 87 Washington St. •... Read More >>