Mud run in Black Lake

Branden LaRock, 12, of Hammond dug deep in the first mud obstacle at the Family Rendezvous mud and obstacle race held at the Black Lake Fish and Game Club. He joined the event with 12 teammates from the Ogdensburg Pee Wee Packers football squad. Photo by Bobbie McCarthy.

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Dr. Haasbeek Completes Medical Mission to Costa Rica; Team from St. Lawrence Health System Provides Life-altering Care

POTSDAM -- It’s good for the soul.” That’s how St. Lawrence Health System’s Jeffrey Haasbeek, MD, FRCSC, pediatric orthopedic surgeon and adult hand surgery specialist, describes doing mission work in other countries.

He recently returned from a mission trip to Costa Rica, where the surgical team performed fifteen life-changing surgeries for children of less fortunate families.

“Medical care in many countries is reserved for the wealthy,” said Dr. Haasbeek, who traveled to Costa Rica in the company of Randy McDonald, certified registered nurse Anesthetist at CPH, and Lisa McDonald, RN, an operating room nurse who also practices with CPH.



FRIDAY, Aug. 28

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER, Tournaments: OFA at Watertown, 1 p.m.; Canton at Chazy, 3 p.m.

YOGA DANCE WITH LEN MACKEY, 4-5:30 p.m., at Trillium Center for Yoga at Health, 25 Market St., Potsdam, more information at

CAMPFIRE COOKING, By Friends of Nature Ctr.; Barnhart Beach, Massena; 6-7:30 p.m.; more info: or 705-5022.

SILVER SNEAKERS CARDIO CIRCUIT W/ LORI, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 10-11 a.m.; info: 393-2024.

SILVER SNEAKERS & RANGE OF MOTION W/ LORI, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 9-10 a.m.; info: 393-2024.

ZUMBA W/NICOLE, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 7-8 p.m.; info: 393-2024.

ZUMBA W/JULES, Northern Physical Therapy, O’burg; 6-7 p.m.; info: 393-2024.

MARKET LANES BOWLING, 144 Market St., Potsdam; 6 p.m.-midnight; cosmic bowling, 9 p.m. until closing; plan parties here; games, snacks, pool, shuffleboard, full bar, video games, more; info: 265-9210

WEIGHT WATCHERS, Clarkson University’s Snell room 177; 11:45 a.m. weigh-in, meeting, 12:15 p.m.; anyone welcome; info: Jennifer at 212-5265 or

SQUARE DANCING, Banford school, Canton; 7 p.m.; first 3 nights free; info: 287-0384 or 543-2175.

PARTNER YOGA, Yoga Loft, Canton; w/ Erica Sharpe; 6-7 p.m.; trust-building; all levels of experience welcome; info: or 605-8637.

FREE YOGA IN THE PARK, Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon, Canton Village Park, from the Yoga Loft. All levels of experience welcome. Rain location: adjacent Presbyterian Church. Free child care for kids 6 months and up. Info:, email, 605-8637.


Wine and Nine X2 golf event raises money for Ogdensburg Zonta Club

American Kang Duk Won to host classes in Canton

OFA sweeps Watertown tournament; Canton wins Chazy tourney

SUNY Canton men's soccer team looking for third consecutive season with nine or more wins

With 18 returnees, coach believes SUNY Potsdam women's soccer team can aim for historic season

14 Clarkson women's soccer players, who accounted for 14 goals and 12 assists last year, return for new season

Clarkson men's soccer team aiming for Liberty League playoffs

Eight of nine SUNY Canton women's cross-country team members returning for 2015

Ignatowski named top assistant coach for Clakrson University cross-country, nordic ski teams

Ahlfeld steps away from Clarkson Hockey radio booth

Josh Hauge named Assistant Coach for Clarkson hockey program.

Morristown FD to host golf tournament Sept. 5

Massena fishing charter raffles angling excursion

He Yee Dao Karate taking sign ups for fall semester in Akwesasne

Women's fitness camp in Akwesasne Sept. 11-13

11 fights set for mixed martial arts Rumble at the Raceway in Hogansburg Saturday

Knights unanimous selection in Liberty League volleyball pre-season poll

Saints volleyball ranked third in Liberty League poll

Hunting seminar in Canton Saturday

Eleven fights on the card for Saturday MMA fights in Akwesasne

Matthew Delosh of Madrid is grand champion of 13th Annual St. Lawrence Int'l Junior Carp Tournament in Waddington

Free open house and kids' day at SandHill Stables in St. Regis Falls

Clifton-Fine Youth Hockey to hold Saturday fundraiser in Star Lake

Saint selected as Top Liberty League Football Team

Emily Hayes named Assistant Coach of Saints volleyball