Weekend of August 21-23


By Craig Thornton

Premiere Event –

27th Annual Arts and Crafts Show & Sale Aug 22-23

Clayton- TheThousand Islands Arts Center is proud to present its 27th Annual Arts and  Crafts Show and Sale to take place from August 22 & 23, 2009 at Recreation Park Arena in Clayton, NY.  Around 100 quality crafters will have a wide variety of handmade items for sale including pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood carvings, toys, paper, candles, knit goods and many other unique crafts.

The show will take place on Saturday, August 22nd from 9:00am – 5:00pm, and on Sunday, August 23rd from 10:00am – 3:00pm. General admission at the door is $4.00 per person per day and this is a yellow ribbon event, with a military discount if a valid id is presented.  Show sponsors include: David Ivey Construction, Inc., Clayton; Jesmore & Associates CPAs, Watertown; Reff Development, Inc. Clayton; RAK’s Department Store, Clayton; Roosevelt Trailer Park & Cottages, Clayton; Reinman’s Decorating Center, Clayton; Tricia’s Rondette Restaurant, Clayton; and Uncle Sam’s Boat Tours, Inc., Alexandria Bay.

Two locally made handcrafted Adirondack chairs will be on display for raffle. Raffle tickets will be available at the show for $2.00 each or three for $5.00. The drawing will take place at 2:30pm on Sunday at the show. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Thousand Islands Arts Center ~ Home of the Handweaving Museum.

The Thousand Islands Arts Center is home to nationally renowned Handweaving Museum and also offers a wide variety of pottery, fiber arts, jewelry making, drawing, writing, painting, photography and children’s classes. The Arts Center also offers classes at its Pottery Studio and unique gifts at its Arts Center Store at 321 James St. Clayton. For a full list of all course listings and other Arts Center events, please visit www.hm-ac.org. Further information about Arts Center events is also available by calling 315.686.4123.

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Classic Film Yankee Doodle Dandy Showing

As part of their ongoing Classic and Inspirational Film Series the movie Yankee Doodle Dandy will be shown on Friday, August 21st, starting at 7pm at North Country Community Church in Potsdam. 

The 1942 film is a biographical musical about George M. Cohan, the actor, playwright, known as "The Man Who Owns Broadway."  It stars James Cagney as Cohan.  Cagney won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance and the film also won the Best Music and Best Sound awards.  It was nominated for five other Academy Awards including Best Film of 1942.

The film series hosted by North Country Community Church was inspired by Dr. Brian Snee, Associate Professor of English and Communication at SUNY Potsdam.  Dr. Snee suggested that a public venue was needed to show classic films in Potsdam.  When the congregation purchased projection equipment for use during services, Rev. Ed Sachs, Pastor of the church, decided their church building was the perfect location.

Refreshments will be available for purchase to benefit Potsdam’s Boy Scout Troop 77.  The church building is located at 97 Elm St. (Rt. 11B) in Potsdam.  There is no charge for admission and the public is cordially invited.


In Clayton at the Opera House:

Box Office 686-2200

Friday – Blue Coupe 4pm and 8pm –

Blue Coupe has been called described as “The Supergroup for the 21st Century.” Most affiliated with the hit songs of Blue Oyster Cult and the magahit “Don’t Fear The Reaper.”

Together the members of Blue Coupe have been awarded 30 gold and platinum records.

Saturday – Ron and Nancy One Song will present a Tribute Show to Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline” $15, Tickets 686-2200.

Sunday –  The Johnston School of Irish Dance – 4pm only $5

Concerts: Saturday: August 22

Aug. 22, 7:00pm at Pleasant Meadows Baptist Church in Evans Mills ,N.Y. with the Majestic Sounds Quartet from Southwest, Ohio.
The group was founded by Jim and Keith at a chance meeting listening to the Collingsworth Family. Jim and Keith have both sung for many years. Jim with a few other quartets and Keith mainly on his own. They decided to form a Southern Gospel Quartet as they both enjoyed singing about God's love. With each challenge they have encountered, they have become stronger in their faith.

Cape Vincent

A concert by the Old Dogs of Dixieland will be presented on the Village Green starting at 5pm.  The band plays Dixieland jazz selections.  Take a blanket or lawn chair.

Sackets Harbor

Quickstep featuring Trish Miller, John Kirk, Sara Milonivich, Cedar Stainstreet and special guest Mary Burdette – lively fiddle tunes, folksongs and fancy footwork at Battlefield State Park from 3-5pm.  Rain site is United Presbyterian Church.

Wellesley Island – For Heaven’s Sake a female barbershop quartet, will entertain with their unique sound at the Densmore Chuch, Free, 7pm.

Clayton-The River Community Church Fellowship Band will present a program of contemporary Christian music at the Sunday Inspirational Sunset Series in Frink Park, Clayton.  The concert begins at 6:30pm.  Free Concert, donations appreciated, bring lawn chairs.  Rain site is River Community Church, Bartlett Point.

Norwood:  Family Sunset Series presents THE STORYCRAFTERS on Sunday, Augus 23rd on the band shell in Norwood. The Storycrafters perform traditional stories with live musical accompaniment. The program begins at 6 pm and is free. In the event of rain the program will be moved to the Norwood Municipal building.

August 23, the Central Chapter of the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association will present a free concert of fiddle music from 2-5 p.m. at the North American Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame and Museum, 1121 Comins Rd., Osceola, NY.

The oldest and second largest chapter of the fiddlers’ association, the Central Chapter presents a series of free fiddle concerts around the Central New York area every summer, ranging from Utica to Central Square.

For a concert schedule or map and directions, check the NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers’ Association website at www.nysotfa.com or call 487-8806 or 599-7009.

Redwood Firemen’s Field Days-Thursday, August 20- Saturday, August 22 – Auction, live music, food, carnival rides and more.


Artists’ Gathering & Conversation

The St. Lawrence County Arts Council will host the first in a regular series of Artists’ Gatherings on Saturday, August 22nd from 4:00 to 5:30pm. Everyone is invited to join us for an informal opportunity to get together with other artists, share your thoughts and ideas, talk about where you are now with your own professional development process, what you've working been on this summer, or whatever else is on your mind!

This session will feature some of the artists who are included in our “Mixed Dozen” exhibit, and participated in our MARK ’09 professional development program. They will have a chance to talk about their experiences in the MARK ’09 and reflect on what they gained from the program. Saturday the 22nd is also the last day of the “Mixed Dozen” exhibit.

You need not be an artist to attend. Anyone who has an interest in arts is welcome to join the conversation!
As an extra bonus, during the event we will also draw the winner for our Garden Gift Raffle – which includes over $300 worth of gardening tools, books, inspiration, and useful items donated by area merchants and individuals. This rich assortment includes a $10 gift certificate for the Pear Tree, a $25 gift certificate for Agway, and items from Hackett’s, North Country Public Radio, and Crary Mills Pottery.  Raffle tickets are $2 each, or 6 for $10.

The SLC Arts Council is located at 51 Market Street in Potsdam NY. Our gift shop and gallery is completely wheelchair accessible. For more information please call (315) 265-6860 or visit our website: www.slcartscouncil.org. This event is free and open to all. Donations are always appreciated.

On Wellesley Island

Sherman Ward’s artwork will be featured in a display at the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center at Wellesley Island  Through August 26, go for a hike, but stop in first and see the artwork, Nature Center open from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily.

In Clayton

Seventy-one Artists representing two countries will be participating in the Thousand Islands Arts Center’s annual “Along the River’s Edge Art Show and Sale through August 28th in the Catherine C. Johnson Art Gallery, Clayton 686-4123.


JCC to Honor New Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Aug. 21

Jefferson Community College (JCC) will induct the inaugural class of the new Athletic Hall of Fame at a special ceremony on Friday, August 21, 2009 in the Jules Center Commons (Building 6) at 5:00 p.m. The first class of inductees, comprised of four alumni and two retirees, are former athlete Marcia J. Laidlaw, Class of 1969; former athlete Elizabeth “Bippie” Luckie, Class of 1982; former score keeper Jerry B. Flanders, Class of 1966; former athletic director D. Rene Valentine, Dean Emeritus, awarded posthumously; former coach Robert F. Williams, Sr., Professor Emeritus; and former athlete Daniel P. Woodward, Class of 1977.

The Jefferson Cannoneers have a 40+ year history that features many outstanding teams, seasons and athletes including All-Americans, several National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association championship teams and All-Region players. ”We have had numerous athletes and coaches eligible for nomination and I am really excited to move forward with the Athletic Hall of Fame,” says Jeffrey L. Wiley, director of athletics at JCC. “The Athletic Hall of Fame is a great way to earmark past athletes, coaches, and contributors as the athletic department continues to grow.” 

The first inductees to the Cannoneer Hall of Fame were selected by a committee comprised of Jefferson staff, coaches and community members from nominations received from throughout the community. Six athletic hall of fame candidates were chosen for the inaugural class, however no more than three individuals will be selected annually in future years.

To be eligible for induction, candidates must be nominated as a past Jefferson athlete, group or team who achieved outstanding success or had a major impact on Jefferson athletics. Non-alumni coaches, administrators and special friends of the College who contributed significantly to JCC’s athletic program are also eligible for consideration.

The induction ceremony is open to the public. Reservations are required no later than Wednesday, August 12, as space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call the JCC Alumni Association at 315-786-2327 or email abates@sunyjefferson.edu.
In St. Lawrence County

The Tri-Town Minor Hockey Association will host registration for the upcoming season at the Tri-Town Arena on Saturday, August 22nd from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Tuesday, August 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  The Association is looking for Tier III Bantam players (birth year '95 & '96) for a tournament bound team.  The Association is also offering a 12 & Under Girls team.  For more information, contact Chris Rose at 389-5899.

River Fight Cancer – Poker Run –For Motorcyclists

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Register 9:30 am Start 11:00 am Thunderin’ Cycles Watertown

Go from Watertown, to Alexandria Bay to Clayton, to Depauville and up at Captain Jack’s in the Cape.

Only $25.00 per driver and $15.00 for passenger.

Call 433-5622

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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