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Honored

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Honored: The American Red Cross of Northern New York recently honored three “Dunkin’ Donuts Volunteers of the Month” for the first quarter of the year. Each winner received a $25 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. They are:

Dale Roberts, native of Lewis County, was the volunteer of the month for January.

A detective for the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, he has been a Red Cross volunteer with the Northern New York Chapter since 2008, serving as a member of the board of directors.

Jeremy Smith, Watertown, was the volunteer of the month for February.

An allied health major at Jefferson Community College, Watertown, he has been an office volunteer with the Northern New York Chapter for a year and a half, serving as an assistant to the program coordinator.

Angela Blair, Norfolk, was the volunteer of the month for March.

She has been a volunteer for the Disaster Action Team for almost a year and also provides clerical support to the Potsdam office.

Notable Donations

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Donation: The SUNY Potsdam and Buffalo State College softball and women’s lacrosse teams honored those who lost lives to cancer and those affected by cancer at their April 27th games.

Teams held a moment of silence to honor those lost and the fields were decorated with pink ribbons and a pink outlined baseline and batters box.

The SUNY Potsdam Bears sold pink T-shirts for $10 each and raised $600 for Breast Cancer Patient Navigation at Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care.

Winners

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Honored: The Massena Artists Association has announce the “People’s Choice” Awards for its annual Spring Art Exhibit.

First place — Luanne Tucker, graphite drawings, “Clarissa” and “Addy”

Second place — Tina Tarbell, oil painting, “Meander”

Third place — Maureen Eldred, oil painting, “Reflections”

Honorable mentions — Susan Gordon, counted cross stitches, “Babbling Brook” and “Alone;” Donna Smith, acrylic painting, “St. Patrick’s Church;” Sandra Young, oil painting, “The River;” Sallie Patterson, oil painting, “The Flow Blue Vase;” Pamela May, oil paintings, “Fantasy Sunrise” and “Floating Reeds;” and Dorothy Goodrich, oil painting, “The Empty Bottle,” and pastel, “First Day of School”

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Bridge Scores: Winners of recent weekly games sponsored by the Northern New York Duplicate Bridge Club are announced.

May 13: First place, Gloria Rothschild and Judy Vespa; second place, Ruth Condon and Mart Liinve; and third place, Kay Woodruff and Helen Keohane

May 15: First place, Debra Suller and Mai Liinve; second place, Judy Ashmore and Helen Keohane; and third place, Val Jakubowitch and Ruth Condon

May 17 N/S “A”: First place, Ann Sellers and Val Jakubowitch; second place, Glroa Rothschild and Mai Liinve; and third place, Judy Vespa and Kathy Evans

May 17 N/S “B”: First place, Judy Vespa and Kathy Evans; and second place, Eileen Bleibtrey and Celia Perciaccante

May 17 E/W: First place, Charles Evans and Debra Suller; second place, Susan Favreau and Joan White; and third place, Joan Peterson and Judy Ashmore

May 20: First place, Val Jakubowitch and Judy Ashmore; and second place, Ruth Conton and Helen Keohane

May 22: First place, Albert Schneider and Judy Vespa; and second place, Gloria Rothschild and Val Jakubowitch

May 24: First place, Mart and Mai Liinve; second place, Debra Suller and Ann Sellers; third place, Alice LeRoy and Joan Peterson; and fourth place, Susan Favreau and Helen Keohane

May 24 “C”: First place, Albert and Thelma schneider; and second place, Bobbe Katzman and Rev. Leo Wiley

May 29: First place, Mart and Mai Liinve; second place, Rev. Leo Wiley and Alice LeRoy; thid place, Ruth Condon and Kay Woodruff; and fourth place, Bobbe Katzman and Joan Peterson

@datebook city label underlined:Jefferson, Lewis Counties

Winners: Local students studying for careers in environmental conservations and forestry at Howard G. Sackett Technical Center, Glenfield, competed in the New York State Board of Cooperative Educational Services Conservation Contest May 16 at SUNY Cobleskill. Several students placed in the event, competing against nearly 500 other students from across the state.

The competition categories and winners from the north country were:

@datebook city label underlined:Chainsaw cut event

Third place — Brian Creighton, senior, Copenhagen Central School

10th place — Cody Russell, senior, Adirondack Central School, Boonville

@datebook city label underlined:Team pulp throw event

Third place — Brian Creighton, senior, Copenhagen Central School, and Cody Russell, Coady Coonrod and Colton Cihocki, seniors, Adirondack Central School, Boonville

@datebook city label underlined:Two person crosscut event

Sixth place — Brian Creighton and Brian Freeman, seniors, Copenhagen Central School

Colleges

Graduates

The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:

@datebook city label underlined:Lacona

Receives degree: Troy Jeffery Shirley, Lacona, received a master’s degree in business administration from Clarkson University, Potsdam, on May 11.

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Receives degree: Alexander George Evert, Potsdam, received a master’s degree in materials science and engineering on May 10 from Clemson (S.C.) University.

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Receives degree: Laura Warden, Saranac Lake, received a master’s degree in educational psychology on May 24 from Marist College, Poughkeepsie.

Honored

@datebook city label underlined:Boonville

Honored: Jessica Hastwell, Boonville, was recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Miss Hastwell was initiated at The Sage Colleges, Troy.

@datebook city label underlined:Clayton, Watertown

Honored: Wells College, Aurora, recently honored two local students at its honors awards dinner ceremony.

@datebook city label underlined:Clayton

Hayley Messenger, senior, individualized major in education and French and Francophone language, literature and culture, received the Anne Reese Pugh Prize.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Brittany Bordeau, senior, psychology, received the Margaret Schwartz Psychology Prize.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Inducted: Jacob Dowker, Adams, was recently inducted into the Lambda Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Mr. Dowker is a graphic design major at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica.

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Inducted: Lindsey J. Haggett, Massena, was recently elected into St. Lawrence University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society. Miss Haggett, a graduate of Massena Central School, is a senior at SLU, majoring in biochemistry.

Scholarships

@datebook city label underlined:Adams Center

Scholarship: Mackenzie Piggott, Adams Center, recently received the E. Scott Kasprowicz scholarship from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse. The scholarship provides fellowship support for second-year graduate students in the landscape architecture program.

Armed forces

Basic training

@datebook city label underlined:Rensselaer Falls

Completes training: Matthew Chiucarello recently graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training and is stationed in San Antonio, Texas. Airman 1st Class Chiucarello is the son of Cheryl Hicks, Rensselaer Falls, and the grandson of June Hicks, Ogdensburg.

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