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Honored: Philip Sheedywas recently honored by American Red Cross of Northern New York. Mr. Sheedy, a volunteer for two months, is an administrative assistant, coordinating health and safety courses and responding to customer inquiries. The Red Cross partnered with Dunkin' Doughnuts for a $25 gift card, presented by Olga Grant, American Red Cross of Northern New York branch manager.

Honored: Christopher C. Robinson,assistant professor of humanities and social sciences at Clarkson University, Potsdam, recently received the first Martin Luther King Jr. Award from Jennifer M. deCoste, Clarkson University assistant vice president for institutional diversity initiatives, for his work in social justice and equality.



Releases single:Plattsburgh nativeJohn Lloyd Youngrecently debuted a new single,"Love Believes,"on iTunes on Feb. 14. Mr. Young received the 2006 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor for his role as Frankie Valli in Broadway's "Jersey Boys." He has a starring role in the independent film "Oy Vey, My Son is Gay." For more information on Mr. Young, visit

Saranac Lake

Provider: Dr. Waguih Kirollos,medical director of obstetrics for Stafford New Life Center, Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake, has been named a participating provider in the New York State Medicaid Obstetrical and Maternal Services program. The MOMS program provides pregnancy services in areas of the state where there are no pre-natal care health centers. Dr. Kirollos was eligible for participation after his appointment as a fellow of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Kirollos has been with the AMC since 1995, where he operates his Tri-Lakes OB/GYN practice. He is board certified in obstetrics/ gynecology through Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of London and Gynecological Surgery through Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Dr. Kirollos is a fellow at both colleges.

Notable donations

Blue Mountain Lake

Donates: Stewart's Shops,based in Saratoga Springs, recently presented a grant for $3,000 to Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake. The funds will be used for scholarship assistance to schools unable to visit the museum and for the purchase of teaching objects and supplies for the more than 20 classes offered at the museum for students in grades K-12.

Cape Vincent

Walk donations:TheCape Vincent CROP walk, held Oct. 18, brought in $3,915, with 25 percent, or $968.75, returning to benefit the Cape Vincent food pantries. The funds are allocated to help alleviate hunger and other pressing needs throughout the world.

David Schneider,Cape Vincent, raised $3,170 of the day's donations. Since 1994, Mr. Schneider has collected $23,961 for the CROP walks.

Pupils at Cape Vincent Elementary School also began a new CROP endeavor this year. Sponsored by Church World Service, the program involves assembling and shipping school kits for children in third world countries. The Cape Vincent School assembled 12 kits in their first year.



Winner: Dawn Brown,Lowville, took first place in the adult six-dog speed class Feb. 14 at the Tug Hill Challenge Sled Race. Ms. Brown finished the 11.8-mile course in 32 minutes and 54 seconds. The event was hosted by the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club. To view Ms. Brown's complete racing record, visit


Winners:Winners have been announced for theMassena Artists Association's 25th annual Juried Art Exhibition.The exhibit, containing 118 works by 68 artists, will be on display through Friday at Massena Public Library.

Best in Show

Alan Bain, Ingleside, Ontario, watercolor painting, "Algonquin Morning." Mr. Bain, a retired school administrator, and his wife, Audrey, are both artists and their work can be found at their Web site,

First place

Sallie Patterson, oil painting, "The Road Home"

Micheline Tanguay, acrylic painting, "Autumn Magic"

Judith Utter, watercolor paintings, "Vitis Riparia (Wild Grape)" and "Salix Discolor (Pussy Willow)"

Linda Sauther, drawing, "Two on a Limb"

Jeanne Danforth, pastel, "Winter Soon"

Felix Toms, photograph, "Liquid Ice"

Ronald Morrow, sculpture, "Blazing Burl"

Edwin Jordan, mixed media pieces, "Tending Injured" and "Desert Fox"

Second place

Erin Pratt, oil painting, "Looking toward the Future"

Marion Bradish, acrylic painting, "Stop"

Michiko Taylor, watercolor paintings, "State Building Shadow" and "Chrysanthemum"

Vern Mauk, drawing, "The Backyard Tree"

Pamela Heiden, pastel, "Come Play with Me"

Suzan McGermott, photograph, "Self-portrait — Fractured"

Georgette Bacon, sculpture, "Evolution"

Peter Henry, mixed media piece, "Lady in Waiting"

Third place

Bill Parmer, oil painting, "Maples and Birches — Early Fall"

Patricia Badlam Van Patten, acrylic painting, "Weathered Memories"

Jeanne Danforth, watercolor painting, "Summer Short"

Pamela Heiden, drawing, "Up Against the Fence"

Robert Ritter, pastels, "Affection Family Style" and "Sabre Behind his Tree"

Nancy Hale, photograph, "Sunshine Found"

Roberta Paccione, mixed media, "Iris in Violet and Blue"

Honorable mention

Arnie Roberts, oil painting, "Princess"

Judy Tierney, oil painting, "Comfort Zones"

Tammy "Bumblebee" King, acrylic paintings, "Spirit World" and "Bear Clan"

Janet Peterson, watercolor painting, "After School — Natal, South Africa"

Lorna Eldred, drawing, "Kerry and Mr. B."

Eileen LaBarge, pastel, "Roof Garden"

Dorothy Badger, photograph, "Cozy Corner — Massena Garden Tour"

High schools



Receives scholarship: Zachary Zaremba,Watertown, recently received a $3,900 annual "All-American Scholarship" from Alfred State College. The "free board" scholarship is given to students with an 88 or higher junior year average and who have received a minimum of 1,100 combined SAT score or a composite ACT score of 24. Recipients must maintain a required grade point average to continue the scholarship. Mr. Zaremba is a senior at Immaculate Heart Central School, Watertown, and plans to enroll at Alfred for digital media and animation.


Dean's list

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

Binghamton University

To receive dean's list honors at Binghamton University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.


Christina Marie Laparr

Old Forge

Adam Richard Josephson

Drew University,

Madison, N.J.

To receive dean's list honors at Drew University, Madison, N.J., for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.


Matthew Carroll

Marist College,


To receive dean's list honors at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher with a minimum of 12 credit hours.


Andrew Foster, senior, biology

Marymount University,

Arlington, Va.

To receive dean's list honors at Marymount University, Arlington, Va., for the fall semester, students must carry a full academic load and receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.


Beth Wiggins, health sciences


Katarina Hamelin, communications

Mount Ida College,

Newton, Mass.

To receive dean's list honors at Mount Ida College, Newton, Mass., for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.33 or higher.


Ashley Phillips

Niagara University

To receive dean's list honors at Niagara University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Black River

Katie Jane Korman


Lauren Elizabeth Kramer


Emilee Nicole Watson


Joshua David Becker


Stephanie Rose Missert

Sackets Harbor

Meghan Elizabeth Higgins


Susana Agudelo-Uribe


Aubrey Kelley Kettrick

St. John Fisher College,


To receive dean's list honors at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Jeanne Flynn, sophomore, childhood and special education. Ms. Flynn is the daughter of Tom and Roxanne Flynn, Carthage.

SUNY Delhi

To receive dean's list honors at SUNY Delhi for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Justin Ooms, construction technology


Kate Maxson, hotel and resort management

Lake Placid

Andrew Thompson, construction technology

Tupper Lake

Kristopher Brunette, construction technology

Enrolled at college


Enrolled: Amanda Cerow,Clayton, has enrolled at Alfred State College for the spring semester.


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

Ithaca College

Alexandria Bay

Emma LeClerc, bachelor's degree, daughter of Richard and Monica LeClerc, Alexandria Bay


Addison Sullivan, bachelor's degree, son of Jerome and Cherrie Sullivan, Copenhagen


Lindsay Hardy, bachelor's degree, daughter of John Hardy and Dianne Hardy, both of Malone


Katherine Brimmer, master's degree, daughter of Ronald and Cindy Brimmer, Watertown



Honored: Amber J. Merry,Lowville, was recently named to the high honors list at SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, for the fall semester. Ms. Merry is a psychology-child life major.

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