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@datebook city label underlined:Heuvelton

Honored: The St. Lawrence County Pomona Grange presented its 2013 public service award to Eric Steller at its recent banquet. Mr. Steller is plant manager for Losurdo Foods, Heuvelton, and has a 35-year career in the dairy industry.

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

Honored: The Arts Association of Northern New York named William W. Christopherson as its artist of the month for August. Mr. Christopherson paints in watercolors, acrylics and oils and is an avid “plein air” painter. His work will be exhibited at the Association from Aug. 3 through Aug. 29 and can also be seen online at

Notable donations

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Donates to school: Fuccillo Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, Adams, recently raised $880 for Wilson Elementary School, Adams Center, through the Chrysler brand’s “Drive for the Kids” program, held June 1.

@datebook city label underlined:Norfolk

Notable Donation: The Youth Conservation Corps volunteered at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club. The YCC crew of 10 helped the club prepare for its archery fun shoot and black powder shoot by cutting brush around a 12-acre field, washing windows, cleaning the front porch, filling the wood shed and weed-cutting around the club, trap range, shooting stations and outbuildings. Each of the volunteers received a club courtesy membership.


@datebook city label underlined:Colton

Winners: AtColton-Pierrepont Central School, Colton, winners of AMVETS flag, poster and essay contest were recently announced.

Winners in each grade were Grace Rousell, grade six; Lydia Thomas, grade five; Christopher Edwards, grade four; Jaeleigh Jaycot, grade three; Emma Matthie, grade one; and Ty Farns, kindergarten.

Winners were honored by Bill Miller, AMVETS Post 262, Colton, commander, Grace Hawley, AMVETS Auxiliary Post 262 president and Americanism officer, and Shirley Sochia, state AMVETS Ladies’ Auxiliary president.

Ty Farns and Christopher Edwards also took first in their grade levels for the state and will have their entries submitted for national judging.

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Honored: The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce has announced July winners of its Gateways and Corridors Committee’s Revitalization Awards. Edward and Katherine Dana, 2127 Ford St., and Cobblestone Gifts, 1409 Ford St., will display the Chamber’s blue ribbon award signs for their wins.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

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

June 19: First place, Judy Ashmore and Gloria Rothschild; and second place, Mai Liinve and Val Jakubowitch

June 21 N/A “A”: First plce, Constance Hrabchak and Ruth Condon; second place, Val Jakubowitch and Robert Winje; and third place, Albert and Thelma Schneider

June 21 N/S “B”: First place, Albert and Thelma Schneider

June 21 E/W “A”: First place, Timothy Dowe and Helen Keohane; second place, Debra Suller and Alice LeRoy; and third place, Mai Liinve and Ada Jane Northrop

June 21 E/W “B”: First place, Timothy Dowe and Helen Keohane; and second place, Debra Suller and Alice LeRoy

June 24: First place, Robert Winje and Val Jakubowitch; and second place, Mart Liinve and Ada Jane Northrop

June 26: First plac, Val Jakubowitch and Robert Winje; second place, Gloria Rothschild and Shirley Warren; and third place, Albert Schneider and Ada Jane Northrop

High Schools


@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Scholarship: Shannon Smith, recent graduate of Potsdam Central School, recently received a $1,000 Best Buy Scholarship. Miss Smith plans to attend Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, to study education.


Dean’s list

The following north country residents recently were named to the dean’s list at their colleges or universities:

Colby College, Waterville, Maine

To receive dean’s list honors at Colby College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Andrew N. Coronado, son of Allison Gorham, Watertown, graduate of Watertown High School

SUNY Fredonia

To receive dean’s list honors at SUNY Fredonia for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.3 and higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Amanda Mae Lavere

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Bryan M. Sibbitts

@datebook city label underlined:Chaumont

Chelsie E. Taddonio

@datebook city label underlined:Clayton

Alyssa Nichole Hunter

@datebook city label underlined:Colton

Morgan Dale Dunn

Claire Leah Woodcock

@datebook city label underlined:Copenhagen

Meghann Lajune Woodruff

@datebook city label underlined:Glenfield

Nancy Jo Levensailor

@datebook city label underlined:Heuvelton

Kate Louise Nicholson

@datebook city label underlined:Malone

Sara Ann Degon

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Esther Jamie Barnum

Colleen deborah Curran

Mark Darling

Robert Thomas Neves

Chad Matheau Rush

@datebook city label underlined:Moira

William Dale Webber

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Ethan Paul Duffy

Mark Phillip Harrienger

Laura Anne Hirst

William Smith College, Geneva

To receive dean’s list honors at William Smith College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Hannah Connolly, daughter of John T. and Rebecca A. Connolly, Watertown.


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

@datebook city label underlined:Rensselaer Falls

Receives degree: Laura Bomyea, Rensselaer Falls, received a juris doctor degree from Albany Law School on May 17 at the school’s graduation ceremony held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs.

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

Receives degrees: Katie M. Horr, Baltimore, Md., recently graduated from Columbia University Medical School, New York City, with a degree of clinical doctorate, and from Columbia University College as a doctor of physical therapy. Miss Horr, daughter of proud parents Eric and Laurie Tucker, is a previous graduate of Sackets Harbor Central School.


@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Inducted: Tyler Boscoe, Gouverneur, was recently inducted into the Order of the Engineer at Trine University, Angola, Ind. Mr. Boscoe is a chemical engineering major at Trine University.

President’s list

The following north country residents recently were named to the president’s list at their colleges or universities:

Herkimer County Community College

To receive president’s list honors at Herkimer County Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Beaver Falls

Sean Patrick Messier, liberal arts and sciences: communication arts: new media

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Tracy L. Sanford, business: human resource management

@datebook city label underlined:Constableville

Matthew R. Yelton, emergency medical technician-paramedic

SUNY Brockport

To receive president’s list honors at SUNY Brockport for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

@datebook city label underlined:Castorland

Lyndsey Galasso

Corbin Pominville

@datebook city label underlined:Martinsburg

Aaron Ingersoll

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Connor Besaw


@datebook city label underlined:Massena, Watertown

Fellowships: Two local area students were recently awarded internship fellowships from St. Lawrence University, Canton.

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Joshua L. Cameron, sophomore, performance and communication arts, graduate of Massena Central School

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Zoe A. Garry, junior, multi-field, graduate of Watertown High School

Studying abroad

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Studying abroad: Stacy Gravelle, Watertown, is studying veterinary medicine at the University of Sydney, Austrailia.

Miss Gravelle finished final exams with perfect scores on each, a first occurrence in the history of the university for which she was honored recently. Miss Gravelle is scheduled to graduate in 2014.

Miss Gravelle graduated in 2003 from Immaculate Heart Central School, Watertown, from Siena College, Loudonville, in 2005 from the University of Western Australia, Perth, and in 2009 from the University of Phoenix, with a master’s degree in psychology. She is an award- winning equestrian.

Miss Gravelle is the daughter of Valerie Phelps, Watertown, and Randy Gravelle, Dexter, and the granddaughter of Meryle Gravelle, Northport, Fla., formerly of Watertown, and Helen Storino, Glen Park.

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