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@datebook city label underlined:Norwood

Honored: Robert Haggett was recently honored by the board of chiefs of the Norwood Fire Department for his years of service to the department and community of Norwood.

Mr. Haggett has served as the Fourth of July parade chairman for the past eight years and has served the fire department as Norwood Brass Firemen manager for more than 40 years.


@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Honored: Jeremy and Becky Kelly, owners of Jeb’s, Lowville, on Nov. 21 were selected as the 2013 Business Persons of the Year by the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce at the 3G Fire Hall, Glenfield.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Milestones: Judy A. Condino, broker/owner of Condino Realty, Watertown, was installed as lieutenant governor of the St. Lawrence Division of New York State Kiwanis International for the 2013-2014 term.

Beginning Oct. 1, she will oversee Kiwanis clubs in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties.

Notable donations

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Notable Donations: Several local businesses recently worked together with CiCi’s Pizza and Cold Stone Creamery, Watertown, to provide free meals to furloughed federal workers and their families.

The Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce thanked Page Fitness, Lake Ontario Realty, AT Matthew and Dier Insurance and Big Apple Music for their assistance during furloughs.


@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

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

Oct. 25 N/S “A”: Tied for first and second places, Sue Glomboski and Debra Suller and Ada Jane Northrop and Mai Liinve; and third place, Gloria Rothschild and Sandra Height.

Oct. 25 N/S “B”: First place, Patricia Macklin and Jean Pennock.

Oct. 25 E/W “A”: First place, Mary Sanford and Helen Keohane; second place, Ruth Fish and Hope Metcalf; and third place, Ruth Condon and Alice LeRoy.

Oct. 25 E/W/ “B”: First place, Ruth Fish and Hope Metcalf; and second place, Phyllis Plante and Rachel Fielding.

Oct. 28: First place, Mai Liinve and Gloria Rothschild; and second place, Judy Vespa and Helen Keohane.

Oct. 30: First place, Charles Evans and Helen Keohane; and tied for second and third places, Rachel Fielding and Sue Glomboski and Judy Ashmore and Jean Pennock.

Nov. 1: First place, Albert and Thelma Schneider; tied for second and third places, Rev. Leo Wiley and Alice LeRoy and Joan White and Helen Keohane; and tied for fourth place, Maureen Gough and Sandra Haigh and Ada Jane Northrop and Gloria Rothschild.

Winners: Little Theatre of Watertown was selected to perform “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner” at the Nov. 22 Theatre Association of New York State (TANYS) Festival in Auburn.

The group took home three awards at the three-day festival, where 10 plays by theater troupes from across the state were performed.

The troupe took home the Adjudicator’s Discretionary Award for best costuming, Adjudicator’s Award for outstanding performance to Jane Bowman Jenkins and People’s Choice Award for best actor to Mrs. Jenkins.

Armed forces


@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Promoted: Four north country members of the Army National Guard were recently promoted. They are:

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Robert Marshall, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry, promoted to sergeant major

@datebook city label underlined:Dexter

Chad Vieth, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, promoted to staff sergeant

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Barry Fretwell, Company B (Military Intelligence), 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, promoted to private first class

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

John Methven, Division Signal company, 42nd Infantry Division, promoted to staff sergeant



@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Joins sorority: Sophie Goobic, Canton, has joined the Philalethean Society, one of five sororities at Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio.

Miss Goobic is a senior majoring in biology.


@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Inducted: Margaret R. Cummins, Potsdam, was inducted into Alpha Psi Omega, the national honorary society for theater, at St. Lawrence University, Canton. Miss Cummins, sophomore, is a graduate of Plattsburgh High School.


@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the Area

Scholarships: Several north country students at Clarkson University, Potsdam, received scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. They are:

@datebook city label underlined:Black River

Michael Conlin, junior, civil engineering and environmental engineering, received the Elinore and Beecher ‘50 Greenman Class of 2015 Share Clarkson Direct Scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Chaumont

Brittany Sharlow, senior, pre-physical therapy majoring psychology, received the North Country Friends Sponsored Scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Jennifer Brown, senior, psychology, received the Key Bank Sponsored Scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Hammond

Molly Ball, senior, environmental science and policy, received the Key Bank Sponsored Scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Hermon

Makayla Anson, junior, engineering and management, received the Key Bank Sponsored Scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Heuvelton

Bruce Carmany, senior, biology, received the North Country Friends Sponsored Scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:LaFargeville

Mitchell Robinson, senior, electrical engineering, received the North Country Friends Sponsored Scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Philadelphia

Jarrod Mattingly, senior, biomolecular science, received the Key Bank Sponsored Scholarship

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