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NNY PROGRESS · 2013
NNY businesses face uncharted regulations as they strive to ﬁnd their path to success
• NNY elder care centers navigating new federal reimbursements rates.
• NNY accountants trying to decipher how the Affordable Health Care Act will affect clients.
• CPAs helping guide NNY business owners earning more than $400,000 annually.
• More than 75 NNY businesses provide their 2013 economic forecast.
COVER ART: LAUREN M. HARRIENGER, WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
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Businesses, CPAs planning ahead for 2014 tax changes
S CORPORATIONS AFFECTEd: Rate to rise for companies earning more than $400K; ‘ downward spiral’ a risk
By BRIAN KELLY
TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amidst the backdrop of an already busy tax return season for 2013, some certiied public accountants already are gearing up for changes in 2014 taxes for business owners earning more than $400,000 annually. When politicians in Washington avoided a Jan. 1 “iscal cliff” scenario that threatened to send the country into a recession, they did so in part by raising the income tax rate on business owners earning more than $400,000 a year, raising the rate from 35 to 39.6 percent in 2014 under the Affordable Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. While there is not an overabundance of business owners in the north country who will
be affected by the change, area accountants say they do have clients who meet the criteria, particularly those whose companies are set up as S corporations, and some already are questioning what the changes will mean for them even as they ile tax returns for 2012 earnings. “We’re trying to stay ahead of it by trying to be proactive and give our clients projections of what 2014 will look like,” said Michael W. Crowley, principal of Crowley & Halloran CPAs P.C., Watertown. “We’ve passed on these changes; they’re just not digesting them until they start seeing some numbers.” Tax law changes for this year have meant the Internal Revenue Service delayed accept-
ing tax returns until Jan. 30. Mr. Crowley said that, in turn, has pushed back many corporate ilers into March, with the companies and accountants still iguring out how less publicized changes, such as an increase in Medicare taxes, affect business owners. “There are a lot of little taxes that are people aren’t even aware of that are going to start to kick in,” he said. Taxes paid by business owners matter, not only to the owner, but to employees and the people the companies do business with, according to Douglas L. Hoffman, a partner with Dragon Benware CPAs P.C., which has ive locations in the north country. “Most of the profits these
businesses are making don’t end up in the owners’ pockets,” Mr. Hoffman said. “It’s used to invest in the business to grow the business.” The issue is of most importance to owners of S corporations making more than $400,000 a year. S corporations do not pay federal taxes; instead, the corporation’s income is passed on to owners as salaries and dividends, which must be reported on the owners’ individual income tax returns. “It’s not profits that can be spent on yachts or boats,” Mr. Hoffman said. “It’s normally money that can be reinvested in the business.” Mr. Hoffman, a former congressional candidate, said this can create a “downward spi-
ral”; businesses that reinvest less money may see a downturn in business. He said there are avenues he explores with clients to reduce the tax burden, including a codicil that allows a business to depreciate the cost of new equipment in a single year, rather than write it off over a period of as many as seven years. “That’s a real good benefit for a business buying furniture and ixtures,” he said. “It could also help spur the economy; if you’re buying furniture and ixtures, someone has to sell it to you and someone has to truck it in to you.” John J. Gray Jr., owner of Gray & Gray CPAs C.P., Canton, said his ofice experienced a busier than usual year-end period with
clients trying to igure out what moves they needed to make before anticipated changes in the tax law were enacted. For instance, the amount of money or property that can be given to another person over a lifetime without federal tax implications is $5.2 million, but that number was expected to drop to $1 million in 2013. Mr. Gray said that “extensive gifting” took place near the end of 2012 as people transferred property to trusts or gave it to relatives. “We did quite a lot of work in December to avoid the taxes were coming,” he said. He said many tax credits were due to expire Dec. 31, although the Jan. 1 bill ultimately reinstated the bulk of them.
Health care act has companies rethinking staff sizes Ridgeview Inn:
By BRIAN KELLY
TIMES STAFF WRITER
Changes in federal health care laws have many north country businesses taking two aspirin and calling their accountants. The full measure of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, does not kick in until 2014, but area accountants say they spent a busy December deciphering the effects on businesses in 2013 and advising clients on what they need to do to prepare. The act is designed to reduce the number of Americans without health insurance and, ultimately, lower coverage costs. For businesses, the most pertinent aspect is a requirement that irms employing 50 or more full-time people offer health insurance to employees or pay the government a subsidy — some would call it a penalty or a tax — to offset the cost of the employee’s beneit. That can lead to employers looking at employment levels and rethinking employees’ full-time versus part-time status, according to John J. Gray, an owner of Gray & Gray CPAs, Canton. “Someone with 55 employees, if they can live with 49, they’ll do that,” Mr. Gray said. “I don’t know if they have actually done that, but I know a lot have thought about it.” Similarly, a person who works fewer than 30 hours a week does not count against a business under the act, according to Mr. Gray. He said a business with perhaps 60 full-time employees may decide it can make do with fewer, supplemented by part-timers. “If you have 60 full-time people, you may decide you can get by with 100 part-time people,” he said. Douglas L. Hoffman, a partner with Dragon Benware CPAs, which has five locations in the north country, said he, too, has clients struggling with the employment-level issue, which he views as antithetical to business growth. “Unfortunately, that’s what the government is trying to do in the middle of a recession,” he said.
classy food, fun in rustic setting; expansion eyed
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Clients of beneits consultant Steven C. Foy, shown here in his ofice at the HSBC building, have expressed concern about new regulations.
“They’re passing laws that don’t reward people that want to grow their businesses. You’ve got a government telling us who has to have insurance and you’re going to be taxed if you don’t comply.” Mr. Hoffman, a former congressional candidate, said he is advising business owners that they should expect higher insurance because the act’s mandate that everyone be insured, regardless of their age, known pre-existing conditions or geographical location, will cause insurance companies to charge higher premiums. “If you’re going to insure every house in the neighborhood, even the one that’s on ire, you can’t charge an actuarial cost to the ones that aren’t on ire,” he said. He said one positive aspect of the act is that it provides a tax credit
to small businesses for premiums, starting as 35 percent and rising to 50 percent by either 2017 or 2018. The problem with that, he said, is that credits also are due to expire by 2018. “That’s to get some people excited about it, or interested in it, but then it goes away at the end,” Mr. Hoffman said. Stephen C. Foy, an employee beneits consultant and insurance broker with Stephen C. Foy Associates, Watertown, said he has “a lot of clients who have a lot of concerns” about the act’s implementation, although some that have fewer than 50 employees “are quite a bit relieved” to ind out the act’s criteria do not include them in mandatory coverage. “We’re advising them to get as knowledgeable as they can be about what’s coming down with
the plan,” he said. “Part of the holding pattern is waiting to see where the rates are going to be.” Mr. Foy said several of the act’s effects are still something of a moving target for the groups he advises, but the most interesting question is the effect that the state Health Beneit Exchange will have. The exchange is an insurance clearinghouse that will give individuals, families and small businesses a one-stop place where they can compare commercial insurance options and costs, as well as select coverage online, in person, over the phone or by mail. “The exchange is like a farmers market, but we have to see what they’re going to charge for their fruits and vegetables,” he said. Mr. Foy said some smaller beneits groups may use the exchange
to ind a less expensive plan, or allow the employees the autonomy to go directly to the exchange and ind the plan best suited for them. “Some employers may say, ‘We have intelligent employees, so why don’t you go online and pick out the plan you want?’” he said. He said one side beneit of the exchange could be more competition among insurers for the “individual” market. He said presently, there are about 25,000 within the state who pay for insurance themselves, not through an employer or other group, but that number is expected to jump to 1 million after the exchange becomes fully operational. “The concept is really a freemarket concept that tries to encourage people to get health insurance,” he said.
LOWVILLE — After almost 20 months the Ridgeview Inn, 7491 State Route 12, has faced many challenges, learned and improved. First and foremost we would like to thank all of our patrons that continue to support us and make us successful. The Ridgeview Inn employees about 20 full- and parttime staff. We are closed on Mondays; opening for business Tuesday afternoons at 4 p.m. Offering two dining experiences gives the dining patron a choice for the mood at that time. The Lounge, with its Adirondack rustic feel, is more relaxed with the beautiful wood ire during the colder months and the dining room offers a casual ine dining experience. Live music continues to be popular on the weekends with both the locals as well as the out-of-town individuals. We continue to work with local businesses such as Open Sky Healing Arts and the Ridge View Motor Lodge to offer “package specials” for tourists and locals. Expansion plans for the spring of 2013 include a banquet facility; construction is expected to start around April 1. This will give us the ability to accept wedding receptions and accommodate larger functions. We will be offering Easter and Mothers’ Day buffets. Like us on Facebook (The Ridgeview Inn) to see daily features and upcoming events. Watch for happy hour specials. Provide us with comments that will allow for us to grow and better serve you. Give us ideas as to what you would like to see for features or events.
Shred Con: premier onsite document destruction
Shred Con, now in its 9th year remains the north county’s premier provider of onsite document destruction services. Locally owned and operated since 2004, Shred Con provides
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service to Jefferson, Oswego, Lewis, St. Lawrence, and Franklin Counties. Part owner and operations manager, Bill Shepard notes that Shred Con continually receives the highest ratings in customer satisfaction for reliability and timely service. The company is Hipaa compliant and provides services to medical facilities, inancial institutions, business and nonprofit organizations. The highest degree of conidential document destruction is ensured by a hands free process. The company has different programs to suit the needs of their customers. Regular
services timed and sized for the individual customer as well as periodic cleanouts (purges) are available. The customer is always the #1 concern. In 2011, Shred Con partnered with Bailing Green LLC to be the exclusive provider of shredded paper. Bailing Green is located in the same facility as Shred Con and provides baled paper to the post consumer market to be recycled. Mr. Shepard states that confidentiality and privacy of the company’s customers are his #1 concern. He encourages anyone to call him directly at 187-SHREDCON to learn more.
Clayton Chamber of Commerce plans busy events schedule
April 12th -14th: Spring Boat Show- Cerow Recreation Park Friday 1pm-7pm; Saturday 9am-5pm; Sunday 9am-3pm June 8th: Trash & Treasure Day-Clayton Village Wide Rummage Sale 9am-3pm June 14th -16th: The Great NYS Food & Wine FestivalCerow Recreation Park Friday 1pm-8pm; Saturday 11am-6pm; Sunday 12pm5pm *** Come taste and purchase the great foods and wines of New York featuring 70+ exhibitors including 30+ wineries. July 18th-20th: Family Field Days –Clayton Field on Graves Street- 4pm-10pm September 21st- 22nd: Vintage & Classic Street Meet -Downtown Clayton 10am Come browse the vast entries of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Sept 22: Exhaust wars, time trials, and burnout contests on Graves Street. October 19th: Punkin Chunkin & Kansas City Style BBQ Contest-Various locations throughout Clayton. 11am***Punkin Chunkin contest, food contests, pumpkin decorating contest, scarecrow contest& much more! November 23rd: Holiday Shoppers Poker Run –Clayton Businesses 10am-5pm Shop Clayton and meet at O’Brien’s Restaurant at 5pm. Proceeds beneit the Clayton and local food pantries
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Thrift store among new resources for Lewis nonproit agency that meets critical needs
NEW BREMEN — Opportunity Knocks Thrift Store was a fledgling last year, growing from the generous start-up funds provided by the Northern New York Community Foundation to Lewis County Opportunities, a community action agency dedicated to supporting low-income families and providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The agency has been helping the community for 47 years. Proceeds from the store are used to further the agency’s mission. Success of the Thrift Store comes from a particularly resourceful employee and a core of dedicated volunteers. The store, at 8255 State St., New Bremen, is open 9 a.m. yo 3 p.m. Monday to Friday except holidays and 9 a.m. to noon on the irst and thrid Saturdays of each month. Success of the Thrift Store comes from a particularly resourceful employee and a solid core of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers accounted for more than 10,000 hours of service in 2012., reports Scott Mathys, agency chief executive oficer. Needs met by Lewis County Opportunities iprograms nclude food, shelter, energy eficiency and safety. The food pantry network (in Copenhagen, Croghan, Harrisville, New Bremen and Port Leyden) served over 5,000 individuals. The agency managed over 1,400 rental vouchers in 2012 in Lewis and Jefferson counties). This equates to landlord payment subsidies totaling over $6.8 million. The agency also partnered with Jefferson County DSS to assist 109 participants through Shelter Plus Care, designed to provide affordable housing and supportive services for homeless individuals or families who have mental health and/or substance abuse issues. Also in Jefferson County, the agency assisted with the Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, with 18 current housing vouchers to provide safe, affordable housing for homeless veterans. The agency’s weatherization program conducts energy audits and improves the energy eficiency of homes. This is done through window or door replacements, adding insulation, tuning furnaces and other measures. The agency completed 46 units during 2012. Also In 2012 the agency provided 254 protected nights at a safe dwelling to 11 adults and 16 children, coordinated 6,649 hours of coverage for the 24 hour hotline, performed 831 counseling services and provided numerous outreach activities for the community. The program operates a live 24/7 hotline (376-HELP) which is dependent upon volunteers.
A meal at Stillwater Hotel is worth the Adirondack trip
Stillwater Hotel owned by Marian and Joe Romano, is at 2591 Stillwater Road in the Adirondack Park on the scenic Stillwater Reservoir. Stillwater Hotel, though it appears small at irst glance, is full of nooks and crannies, the result of “adding on.” Stillwater Hotel features seven rooms, a cottage, full bar, rivaling most big city restaurants, with a 100 bottle liquor selection and 40 bottle wine list, adjoining game room and 75 seat dining room. During the spring and summer dining is available on the deck, where you can enjoy your meal with the dozens of hummingbirds that frequent Stillwater. Space and catering is available for weddings and events. Souvenir shirts and crazy hats are available at Stillwater Hotel. They also have a new line of Equador hats, mittens and scarves and handmade beaded jewelry. The Romanos have owned Stillwater Hotel for 25 years. Their dinner menu includes such items as Chicken Marsala, Veal Oscar (crab meat, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce) and hand-cut prime rib. Seasonal specials include Alaskan king crab, New Zealand French-cut rack of lamb. For lunch and on the light side, Stillwater offers roast beef, chicken, prime rib and ilet mignon sandwiches. Soupsinclude French onion, lemon-pepper chicken, beef and cabbage. A variety of fried items are available for snowmobilers in a hurry to gas up and go. Finally, Marian offers a variety of home-made desserts Stillwater Hotel is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are appreciated. Check out thehours of operation off season. For more informationcall 3766470 or visit www.stillwateradirondacks.com and www.facebook.com/stillwaterhotel.
LaClair Family Dental takes the fear out of dentist visits
CARTHAGE — For seven years, LaClair Family Dental has been providing outstanding dental service in the Carthage/Watertown area. Refusing to allow an environment of fear or confusion, the LaClair team knows it can make things far worse to put off your dental care. The LaClair team focuses on making things simple, from the moment you meet them, throughout even the most complex treatments. And as far as pain, the latest techniques in dentistry are employed to make treatments faster, and more comfortable, if not virtually painless, start to inish. Take for example, what most people fear: the dental injection of novacaine. The pain gate theory is routinely employed by Dr. LaClair to overcome any pain from the dental syringe needle. Vibrations are gently added while delivering the numbing agent. Technology also makes treatment faster. CEREC computer fabricated crowns not only look and it great for years of durable service, but also can be placed in one short visit, making a treatment that used to take 3 weeks involving messy impressions, multiple injections and a sensitive, inconvenient temporary crown, a thing of the past. Dr. LaClair has been trained to use computers to design a denture that its better, lasts longer, and takes only a single appointment to make. He also has been trained to deliver cosmetic orthodontics to move your teeth into a straight smile which can most times take place between cleaning appointments. LaClair Family Dental employs dedicated employees who work hard to ind a inancial plan that its into your budget utilizing dental insurances, quick, sensible inancing, and even discounts to seniors. They even have inancing available for cosmetic dentistry. Visit 111 S. Mechanic Street, Carthage, call 493-1184 or e-mail any team member at smilerightnow.net/meetus. html. For more information go to smilerightnow.net or the LaClair Family Dental Facebook page.
Tug Hill Vineyards: ine wines in a hillside garden atmosphere
Tug Hill Vineyards, opened in 2007 and located at 4051 Yancey Road, on 40 acres of some of the most beautiful rolling farmland in the state. Owners Mike and Sue Maring welcome everyone to stop by. The Wine Cellar, Tug Hill’s tasting room and gourmet food and wine boutique overlook a sprawling hillside covered in rows of lush grapes. Below, farmland rolls for miles to meet the skyline of the distant Adirondack Mountains, The gardens surrounding the winery bloom into a frenzy of colors in the summer. Tug Hill’s Sunday Brunch on the porch is a perfect time to enjoy a leisurely meal overlooking the area’s lush landscape. For a summer night you won’t forget, stop by a Wine Down event Thursday nights, from June through September. Live acoustic musicians play softly in the background, the summer breeze whispers through the gardens and the valley below is lit up by the setting sun as you enjoy your choice of wines — dry to sweet, red to white and everything in between — paired expertly with bread and cheese boards, salads and other light, summery fare.A relaxing visit to Tug Hill’s garden makes for the perfect date, girls’ night out or family adventure. Tug Hill Vineyards is also a popular spot for corporate retreats, private parties, holiday parties, luncheons and even weddings. With a cathedralstyle event hall composed of rough-hewn timber, expansive ireplace, elaborate gardens, tasting room, balcony and patios, Tug Hill has plenty of space to accommodate any special event.
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Located 10 scenic miles north of Big Moose Station on Stillwater Reservoir 30 Miles East of Lowville - Just Off the #4 Rd.
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It’s more then a vineyard...... It’s a destination!
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Christopher A. Lorence: AmeriCU performance echoes positive U.S. trends a promotion professional
Christopher A. Lorence Public Relations and Marketing Services specializes in providing small to medium size businesses and organizations with marketing and public relations services. He and his team provide these services, without the overhead and expense of hiring personnel, or a large advertising agency to over 20 local businesses and organizations in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. As he tells his clients, “Think of us as your part-time, part-time, marketing department, without the all of expenses or overhead!” The public relations and marketing business offers a wide array of services to its clients, including complete marketing plans, advertising campaigns, websites, direct mail programs, press releases, brochures, flyers, billboards, newsletters, corporate branding, tv commercials, and social media. “Keeping up with today’s world, we are doing more and more with social media; such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. I have someone on staff that administers Facebook and twitter pages for clients. The clients are just too busy to keep them up-to-date. In today’s world social media is an inexpensive marketing method to utilize. We are also beginning to utilize simple video and YouTube production.” Another aspect they have made signiicant strides during the past year is in video production. “We have developed the capabilities to basically make most of the tv commercials for our clients ourselves, and then work with the tv stations to run them. It is has led to quicker turnaround and what we like to think is a customized spot to meet the clients unique needs.” Advertising continues to be a major part of their business. “Many of my clients have tried some hit-and-miss advertising before, but really need more of a plan. I can provide an objective review, backed by proven strategies, so we maximize their dollars and get the best results. As an outside source, we can look at advertising dollars objectively and do what is best for my clients. Not, just what the last sales-person tells them is the best thing to do. I continue to tell the businesses I work with to think of me as a member of their team, which can help get things done; if they just don’t have the time, the in-house expertise, or a big budget to do.” His public relations and marketing business continues to grow, with many of his new clients coming from referrals by his existing clients. “I have been very fortunate to work with businesses I either personally use or believe in, and they believe in what we are doing, which is shown by referring other colleagues and businesses to my business.” In addition, he continually receives inquiries from existing businesses who realize they are just too busy to dedicate the necessary time to properly dedicate to marketing their business. “That is where we can help them a few hours a week, a month, or whatever it takes, and work with them to market their business and increase awareness!” “I am expanding my staff as we speak, and am currently looking to take on a few more clients that we can team up with to help them get the word out about their business and grow their bottom line!” They are located at 110 South School Street (above Fuller Insurance Agency). For more information call 783-2539.
Parker Line Striping covers range of paving maintenance
GOUVERNEUR — Parker Line Striping, Inc., Route 11, is a full-service parking lot maintenance provider whose customers include owners of commercial parking lots; retail chains; malls and strip malls; real estate developers, facility operations managers and paving contractors. Services include: n Parking lot striping n Sealcoating n Crack sealing n Parking lot maintenance planning nAsphalt/parking lot repairs n Parking lot sweeping and cleaning n Snow plowing nInstallation of signs, speedbumps, vehicle stops/curbs and bollard covers Parker Line Striping provides clients with some of the most aggressive pricing in the industry, along with an extreme focus on customer service. It tailors services to customers’ speciic needs, not just trying a cookiecutter approach. The company prides itself on responsiveness and service to the client. Additionally, it works to make sure that customers’ experience is a positive one, with careful consideration that your time and resources are very valuable. Please call 287-4400, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.parkerline.com for a price quote ot more information, or to further discuss an appropriate solution for your parking lot needs. n Parking lot striping: Your parking lot is the gateway through which all customers, visitors, and employees pass. This irst impression is very important to the overall feeling and atmosphere conveyed to the public. n Crack sealing: No single maintenance technique preserves and extends the life of your pavement as effectively as asphalt crack sealing. Stay ahead of cracks through annual maintenance and eliminate costly repairs due to a complete failure of your asphalt parking lot. n Sealcoating: Parker Line Striping has sealcoated more than 10 million square yards of asphalt since 1966. Parking lot maintenance is its specialty. The company is are focused on one thing: how to keep your parking lot in the best possible condition while saving you a signiicant amount of money. n Asphalt repairs: Does your parking lot have potholes or other large cracks or blemishes? The key to permanent asphalt pothole repair is quality materials and workmanship. Parker Line Striping guarantees most repairs for up to two years from date of completion. n Parking lot maintenance and planning services: Working together with clients during the initial phases, the company helps them plan their pavement maintenance to be most cost-effective
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity…” Although “A Tale of Two Cities” was published more than 150 years ago, Charles Dickens could easily have been writing about the inancial services industry post 2008, when many of the world’s markets were plunged into turmoil. By all accounts we are now in the midst of a global economic crisis. The world’s three largest economies — the U.S., China and Japan – are all struggling. Greece’s economy literally melted down, and after enduring a third painful year of inancial trouble, the 17 Euro countries teeter on fullblown recession. Even emerging economies slowed to a trickle. In the inancial services space, the world was shaken by the discovery that LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate — the rate at which banks borrow from each other) was manipulated by a handful of powerful banks. JPMorgan blamed a huge $5.8 billion loss on a “mistake”. British bank HSBC announced it would cut about 25,000 global jobs by 2013 – around 10 percent of its workforce. The bright side? Fewer banks failed than in 2011, and inancial institutions showed signs of strengthening – a positive indication for the overall economy. In the U.S., it was a wild ride with high unemployment, wavering consumer confidence and timid spending, soaring gas prices, slow housing starts, and stagnant growth. Interest rates were pushed to near-record lows. After a bombastic, acrimonious – and incredibly pricey – campaign, U.S. citizens re-elected President Barack Obama. From the iscal cliff to the debt ceiling, Congress ping-ponged from crisis to crisis. However, amid this “worst of times” tumult, consumers and businesses alike sought alternative inancial solutions from organizations that inspire trust: credit unions. According to the Credit Union National Association, from June 2011 to June 2012, more than 2 million people joined credit unions nationwide. Credit union assets eclipsed $1 trillion for the irst time. And member satisfaction trumped that of big banks in
survey after survey. Here in Central New York, AmeriCU Credit Union’s performance echoed these positive national trends. AmeriCU made progress across every aspect of business, including:
AmeriCU’s 2012 “Mystery Shopping” scores were the best it has ever achieved. AmeriCU consistently outperformed all stretch goals, and in December, the frontline staff received a near-perfect rating.
In 2012, AmeriCU dedicated signiicant resources to better understand members’ needs – present and future – and developing ways to meet those needs more effectively. Throughout the year, AmeriCU conducted six focus groups (member and nonmember) with consumer, business, and military segments. The organization also conducted an exhaustive biennial telephone member survey to gauge overall satisfaction with various service delivery channels. The results were very strong, including: overall quality of inancial services, efforts to meet the needs of our members, efforts supporting the local community, and communication with members.
hundreds of hours participating in community and business events in 2012, and helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for a wide variety of organizations and causes, including: the U.S.O. Fort Drum, the Wounded Warriors Fund, the Association of the United States Army, the Spanish Action League of Upstate New York, the Mohawk Valley Latino Association, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hospice & Palliative Care, and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, among others. AmeriCU was also again presenting sponsor of the CNY Veteran’s Day Parade and Expo in Syracuse and of Operation Best Wishes at Fort Drum.
future, AmeriCU improved our communications with students and increased our presence on college campuses throughout the region with creative enrollment events. In 2012, student accounts increased by slightly more than 25 percent.
In 2012, the Member Relations & Marketing Division coordinated more than 60 events and trade shows, redesigned and rewrote the majority of AmeriCU’s marketing collateral, developed a new website, and launched four mass media campaigns as well as a grassroots political campaign. AmeriCU received several national awards for our 2012 marketing efforts from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), and the Universal Sharing Network (UsNet).
THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST
AmeriCU’s Human Resources Division continued to do an excellent job recruiting and retaining “shining star” talent for AmeriCU. AmeriCU’s net workforce grew by 11 percent to 269 employees in 2012. The organization’s biennial Employee Opinion Survey showed that the vast majority of employees continue to be highly satisied working for the organization. AmeriCU strives for continuous improvement of its processes, policies, practices, and culture to develop a staff of highly skilled and active employees.
ELECTRONIC DELIVERY CHANNELS
AmeriCU’s IT and marketing divisions collaborated on the development of a new website, which included a new back-end content management system, a complete redesign of all graphic elements, and rewriting all content. The site includes a variety of new features, such as a section dedicated to members of the military and simpliied online banking logins. The Divisions also collaborated to introduce new mobile banking applications for both Android and iPhone. These results aside, the management and staff of AmeriCU believe that excellent results are ultimately borne of responsible iscal and social action – simply doing right by its members, employees, and communities. In the 19th century, Dickens wrote: “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” Within the same period, it was such a principle upon which the credit union movement was founded: the principle of “people helping people”. Perhaps that is why in today’s murky financial times people continue to look to credit unions to help light the way in 2013 and beyond. At AmeriCU, the staff is prepared to serve as a beacon for its members, with an unfailing commitment to doing what’s right.
In 2012, AmeriCU signiicantly increased involvement with the military. AmeriCU became the irst strategic partner of the U.S.O. Fort Drum, and was the title sponsor of the Army’s Division of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (FMWR) events and activities throughout the year. In June, AmeriCU sponsored national country recording artist Jake Owen as the grand inale to MountainFest to thank the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division for their service and to celebrate their return from deployment. The “AmeriCU Salute to the Troops” concert was attended by approximately 20,000 service members and their families. As a result of these activities, AmeriCU’s military membership grew by more than 10 percent in 2012.
NEW FINANCIAL CENTERS
AmeriCU invested nearly $10 million to open inancial centers in new markets of Fayetteville and Camillus to meet members’ needs, and to build a new inancial center on the busiest corner in Watertown, an existing market for the organization.
MEMBERSHIP, DEPOSIT AND LOAN GROWTH
AmeriCU’s membership grew significantly in 2012, with deposits increasing by nearly 15.4 percent and loans increasing by nearly 10.5 percent. In addition, hundreds of members turned to AmeriCU for insurance and retirement planning services. As of year-end 2012, the organization’s total assets surpassed $1 billion.
Once again, AmeriCU and its employees engaged in an incredible level of community support. The employees devoted
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Sunnycrest Flowers highlights deals on bunches of selections
LOWVILLE — This year, along with weekly cash and carry specials on loose cut lowers and Friday’s Flower Happy Hour, Sunnycrest Flowers is highlighting different merchandise. These “featured products” will be discounted in some way, either a percentage off, buy one get one, or simply a reduced price. The feature will change every two weeks. So far this year the store has featured Sweet Shop USA chocolate trufles, buy one get one at 50 percent off; 25 percent off “Life is good” and 25percent off loose silk lowers. To find out what the featured product is you can visit our Facebook page or website, watch the sign out front of the store or stop in and see the owners and staff. In 2012 the interior of the shop received a much-needed face lift with a fresh coat of paint. It now is illed with rich, warm earth tones that compliment our product line. Sunnycrest Flowers, 7502 E. State St., offers unique loral arrangements and long-lasting lowers, green and blooming plants, dish gardens, candy arrangements and permanent arrangements.
Sunnycrest Flowers’ staff includes, from left, Lena Wiley, Shaina Austin, Bob Meekins, Heidi VanZandt and Angela Widrick.
It continues to carry “Life is good” shirts, baseball caps, mugs and handbags, Green Mountain Coffee, Croghan Candy Kitchen chocolates, Sweet Shop USA gourmet chocolate trufles, Gund plush animals, Leanin’ Tree greeting cards and seasonal gifts. A new item we are promoting is grab bags. Each grab bag contains an assortment of gift items at a 50 percent discount. If you like surprises, come in and pick one up. Planning a wedding this year? Call to schedule a con-
sultation. Summer weekends are beginning to ill up, so don’t wait. For brides’ convenience, Sunnycrest delivers throughout Northern New York. Sunnycrest Flowers plans for 2013 include enhancing our social medial marketing. In addition to a Facebook page it will open a Pinterest account and post videos on You Tube. Be looking for these additions in the upcoming months. The team at Sunnycrest Flowers in 2013 includes:
n Heidi VanZandt and Eric Virkler, who have owned and operated the lower shop for 16 years; n Angela Widrick, in her eighth year as loral designer and assistant manager; n Shaina Austin, in her fourth year as loral designer; nLena Wiley, in her third year as customer service, collections and marketing assistant; nBob Meekins is in his third year as transportation engineer; nStephanie Jump, in her third year as support staff.
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Coyote Moon Vineyards wins top awards
CLAYTON — Since Coyote Moon Vineyards,East Line Road, opened in 2009, its award-winning wines have been striking gold in national and international competitions. In November , the American Wine Society hosted its annual National Commercial Wine Competition in Portland, Ore. According to the American Wine Society, “(t)he Commercial Competition is one of the oldest and most respected competitions in the United States and… provide[s] national recognition among both consumers and wine industry professionals…..” The Finger Lakes Wine Gazette Winter 2012 edition noted that this year at the American Wine Society’s Commercial Wine Competition New York wineries earned 124 awards; including two “Best of Class” awards, two “Double Gold” awards, and 17 gold and 57 silver medals. An excellent showing for the New York wineries and it speaks volumes to New York wineries’ winemaking capabilities. Coyote Moon Vineyards led the New York wineries, winning11 medals including two gold and its River Run Rose taking “Best of Class Rose.” Naked Chardonnay earned a gold medal while Brianna, Marquette, Casa Papa Red, River Time, Fire Boat White, La Crescent, Frontenac Gris, and Frontenac all earned silver medals. It was a wonderful way to end 2012 for Coyote Moon Vineyards and its owners, the Randazzo Family. Last year at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Marquette earned the prestigious “Best of Class.” Fire Boat Red took gold and La Crescent, Brianna, Frontenac, and Twisted Sister garnered. Also at the Chronicle competition, River Run and River Time earned bronze. Each year more than 5,500 wines are entered to be evaluated by more than 65 judges. In 2013, Coyote Moon Vineyards garnered several medals, including three “Best of Class” awards” at the San Francisco Chroniclecompetition. Casa Papa Red, La Crescent, and Fire Boat Red claimed “Best of Class” titles. La Crescent and Fire Boat Red went on to compete in the “sweepstakes round” against all the “Best of Class” winners. Frontenac, Twisted Sister, Marquette, River Run Rose, and Fire Boat White took silver medals and French-oaked Chardonnay, Naked Chardonnay, River Time, and Frontenac Gris brought home bronze medals. Coyote Moon offers tastings at its wine and craft beer lounge at 524 Riverside Drive in Clayton on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the winter. For more information check out the website at www.coyotemoonvineyards.com or call 686-5600.
Keuka College: meeting the needs of working adults in Watertown
Keuka College’s Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP) brings the classroom to the Watertown community by offering accelerated programs at Jefferson Community College). Classes are offered one night each week, so students can work fulltime and attend class with a group of their peers. For those adults who live or work in the Watertown area, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social work, or nursing for RNs is convenient and achievable. Keuka College, in partnership with JCC, will continue to bring affordable, convenient degree programs to the Watertown community in 2013. Admissions Counselor Tim Norris is optimistic about summer enrollment, “We’re looking forward to starting our irst RN to B.S. in Nursing cohort at JCC this year.” Applications are now being accepted for nursing, social work and criminal justice cohorts that begin this summer and fall. Adults looking to complete their degree while balancing work, family, and social commitments will ind it’s possible thanks to Keuka College and JCC. For more information, call toll free 1-866-255-3852 or visit www.keuka.edu/asap.
Gray & Gray CPAs pushing ‘paperless’ eficiency
Gray & Gray Certiied Public Accountants will further enhance efforts to become a “paperless” during 2013. Since 2002 they have been maintaining and adding all of the irm copies of clients’ information to a paperless document system. The next step is to provide a copy of their client’s tax returns to them in electronic format. Their clients will have the option to receive a .pdf copy of their tax return on a CD ROM or a paper copy. Clients who choose the CD ROM method will be able to open the CD ROM copy of their tax return, view it on the screen and/or print from one page of the return, several pages or the entire copy of their tax return. Recently, Gray & Gray launched a new updated web site which will provide the most current information affecting taxpayers. A log-in to a secure portal is provided where all communications between our irm and the user are encrypted using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL). The Tax Tools page has tax tips for individuals, businesses and inancial planning. While viewing this page, tax rates for individuals for the last four years as well as miscellaneous information pertinent to the various clients’ situation can be found. Some of the pertinent information which can be found at this site include, but is not limited to, various credits, payroll information, mileage rates for business, medical and charitable driving, to name just a few. Tax Tools also provides due dates for a variety of individual and business tax returns. Various other financial tools can be utilized by visiting the site as well as a Record Retention Guide. The website has nearly 400 IRS forms that can be accessed and printed. There is a News feature which provides a daily as well as a monthly newsletter with the most up-to-date information available to everyone viewing this website. The Financial Guides tab includes frequently asked questions about banking, business, inancial planning, insurance, and life events, such as buying or leasing a car, changes in marital status and the death of a loved one. The address for the website remains the same —www.graycpas.com. Gray & Gray is a full service CPA irm that provides quality professional services tailored to the needs of their clients. They have been serving their clients since 1977 and are committed to their success.
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Lewis County Fair will feature Greg Bates, the Outlaws at grandstand
The Lewis County Fair is hosted each year by the Lewis County Agricultural Society. President Dr. Harry O’Connor has announced that the 193rd edition of the fair will be held Tuesday, July 16, through Saturday July 20. The theme for this year’s fair is “Food, Fun and Family at the Fair.” Entertainment will be highlighted in front of the grandstand starting Tuesday afternoon with the running of the NYS Sire Stakes for harness race fans. The evening brings the annual iremen’s parade. A gigantic ireworks display will follow at approximately 10:30 p.m. and, of course, it is all free for you to see at the Lewis County Fair. We are happy to announce that Coleman Brothers will be returning once again with their clean, safe midway. Come and enjoy the thrills and chills of the midway, geared for fairgoers of all ages, all ive days and nights. Their wristband specials are Coleman Bros. Show’s way of helping everyone enjoy themselves at the fair. The Lewis County Fair has a nice working relationship with the Coleman’s. Their organization is like our fair, family. Opening ceremonies are scheduled to take place at the main gate entrance Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. where, once again, fairgoers will be treated to the music of the Lowville Village Band. Their music is sure to put you in a great mood for an enjoyable week of fair. The annual Cheese Auction takes place after opening ceremonies. Stop to see who becomes the “Big Cheese” in 2013. The 2012 Cheese Auction turned at few cheese heads with its spirited competition. Wednesday will be the irst of two children’s days featuring a bicycle drawing, wristband special, special events for children. Wednesday evening will feature the return of the four wheel drive local truck competition in front of the grandstand. The Salt City Brass Polka Band will play for your entertainment at 9 p.m. Thursday, Senior Citizen’s Day, will feature the return of the talent show and the New York State Tractor and Truck Pull. Both Wednesday and Thursday evening grandstand shows are tentatively scheduled for 7. Once again Thursday evening brings Midnight Madness to the midway beginning at 9. Friday brings the second of two children’s day activities, featuring another bicycle drawing, a wristband special and special events for children. John Stevens Doubleshot Polka Band will return at 9 where you can kick up your heels to some good ole polka music. Friday’s night grandstand entertainment will truly appeal to young and old. The irst act, beginning at 7, will feature young up and comer Greg Bates. Greg’s single, “Did It For The Girl,” sits at number seven on the charts and he will surely will be heard from a few more times before fair time. Closing the show will be classic rock legends “The Outlaws.” The Outlaws will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. with classics “Green Grass and High Tides Forever,” “Hurry Sundown,” “There Goes Another Lovesong,” “Ghost Riders” and many more. Check out www.lewiscountyfair.org and our Facebook page for ticket information. Once again Saturday, the annual demolition derby will be held. We are pleased to offer free entertainment during all five days of the fair. Appearing three times daily we offer free shows for your entertainment. One show you will not want to miss is Kachunga and the Alligator Show. Educational in an entertaining way and yes that will be a real eight foot, 250-pound alligator in his arms. Check it out a kachunga.com. contact Gary Rosiczkowski, director (348-6621), Doug Hanno, treasurer (376-5333) and Bonnie Murphy, director (709-1150). Give one of these folks a call and they will explain the program and your recognition. Any sum is much appreciated.
The Lewis County Agricultural Society consists of four elected oficers: Dr. Harry O’Connor, president; Tim Bush, vice president; Doug Hanno, treasurer and Sue Berrus, secretary. The balance of the board consists of 20 directors, seven associate directors and 10 directors emeritus. This volunteer group of individuals meets monthly and works year round preparing for the annual fair. Throughout the year many organizations and families rent the fair facility and you often see directors overseeing those activities, grooming the many lower gardens, putting up a display of American lags or making improvements in preparation for the fair in July. A major renovation project on the fair grandstand began in 2004 and was com-
The Lewis County Agricultural Society’s board of directors takes great pride in the fair and being able to give the residents of Lewis County a free gate. The fair will continue to offer free admission to the grounds. There will be a charge for grandstand entertainment Wednesday evening through Saturday and for on-grounds parking. Fair sponsorship The success of the free gate is made possible through sponsorships and fairgoers attending the grandstand events. We wish to express our sincere thanks to our faithful sponsors for their continued participation. If you would like your business or family to be a sponsor please
pleted in 2007. The Fair Board in 2008, became the owner of a portion of the former Seeber property located on West Road and is working to develop this area into a community park. The Fair Board’s most recent project was to replace the bathrooms on the grounds. Shortly after the 2011 edition of the fair concluded, the bathroom building was removed and a new facility was open for the 2012 fair season. This full board is unique in that they are a family, which is unusual for most boards. Part of the success of the fair is displayed by the directors, as they generate their genuine enthusiasm, dedication, hard work, faithfulness and love of what they do for the fair. They wear their director’s shirts proudly each day, making themselves available to assist fairgoers in any way that may be needed. For more information about the Lewis County Fair visit their recently redesigned website at www.lewiscountyfair.org and follow them on their Facebook page. See you at the fair, July 16 through 20.
GYMO reports a plethora of engineering and design projects D&D Power Sports expands its product lines and staff
GYMO, P.C. has logged a busy year: Architectural Department design projects inished up at Fort Drum include Ofice and Maintenance buildings; salt storage facilities for Lend Lease roadway maintenance; and residence conversions for the Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes existing soldier apartments to provide additional apartments for larger families. A two story addition for the Carthage Free Library was completed in November, providingtotal handicapped accessibility, a 10- station computer room with Internet capability, a refreshed Heritage Room, along with adult iction, teen and juvenile areas, and updated community spaces. Creative design projects such as a state-of-the-art service center and showroom buildings for Waite Toyota and the new building entrance façade for the main ofices of Northern Federal Credit Union were completed in the city. GYMO Engineering Department is providing professional design services for a directionally drilled water main under the Black River. The project within the towns of Watson and Lowville serves the village of Lowville. Samaritan Senior Village, a 288-bed skilled care and assisted living project on Route 11 in the town of Watertown, is scheduled to open in the spring. Phase I development of the 200 units Creekwood Apartment project on Mill Street is wrapping up in the city. Phase II for 100 more units will commence this spring. Other engineering projects include a 400 unit multi-family apartment development on county Route 202 in the town of Watertown; an 80-lot residential subdivision and several commercial projects in LeRay; a Price Chopper and adjacent retail space in the town of Alexandria and a riverfront enhancement project for the village of West Carthage. GYMO’s Environmental Department petroleum and chemical spill investigations included the former Crown Cleaners in Herrings, along the Black River. GYMO specializes in environmental screening of properties prior to purchase or in conjunction with renovation projects. Clients for 2012 included the state Parks Department-Thousand Islands Region, Ducks Unlimited, United Helpers, Neighbors of Watertown, the city of Watertown and the villages of Massena, Elizabethtown and Waverly. The GYMO Survey Department worked on Lewis County projects including wetland reserve parcel surveys for the federal Natural Resources Conservation Services, boundary and subdivision survey; topographic surveys for residential and commercial developments and significant construction layout surveys. The department’s new GPSguided machine control allowed construction surveyors and engineers to download data iles to a computer disk. Contractors and farmers then perform ield layouts of earthwork such as land drainage and crop planting plans, as well as site cutting, illing and grading for utility infrastructure projects, roadway construction, installation of sanitary and storm sewers, water lines, sidewalks, curbs and site-lighting. CASTORLAND — In 2008, the Yamaha Motor Corp. franchise was added and a brand-new Yamaha showroom was completed at D&D Power Sports, state Route 410. D&D is a full-line dealer of Yamaha motor sports including snowmobiles, motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides. D&D still maintains its full line of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, ATVs and Prowlers along with a full line of clothing and accessories. D&D has also taken on the Dixie Chopper lawn mower franchise and carries its full line of lawn equipment. Stop by their Salmon Run Mall location. With the new franchises there has also been an addition to staff. Benjamin Roggie is the parts man. With the showroom addition, the shipping department has also been relocated. Shipping manager Kirby Klock organizes this area to better service the clients all over the world. Zach Sitko assists Kirby Klock in the domestic and international shipping. D&D also has distributors in Canada and Japan for international orders. The service shop has also been expanded — both in size and numbers. Dale Roes (owner) oversees the operations in the service shop. Mechanics Doug Shaffer, Joshua Roes and Dennis Petrus are on hand to take care of any service needs you may have. Scott Moser is another mechanic who specializes in building the performance motors and running the snowmobile Dyno. David Roes continues to do the cylinder porting. The sales department consists of Dan Roes (owner) and Michael Roes, both on hand with the most up-to-date product knowledge on all brands of motor sports they carry. D&D has expanded its Salmon Run Mall location from 600 square feet to over 5,000 square feet. We have also added a new employee, Josh Spaulding, to assist Trevor Morse and Jake Spaulding (Josh’s brother). Administrative assistant is Marie Mombrun. Salmon Mall location manager is Michael Roes. In Castorland, the exhaust pipe shop is now Castorland Welding and Supply, which consists of Rob Rucker, manager; Lauren Lyndaker, welder, and Rayn Hartzler, welder. It continues to be a busy place. Pipes and clutch components are painted here and prepared for shipment. Owners Dan and Dale Roes invite you to come visit D&D Power Sports. Browse the showrooms and enjoy the selection and variety of products. Look over the newest snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles and scooters. We are just outside of Castorland and halfway between Lowville and Carthage.
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SeaComm Federal Credit Union marks banner year Islands country club has 1,000 reasons to visit
MASSENA — As SeaComm Federal Credit Union approaches its 50th year, it relects on its roots and the strides made in 2012. It started with a toolbox, $50 and a shared vision of 10 Chevrolet foundry workers back in June 1963. Named the National Association of Federal Credit Unions Credit Union of the Year 2012, SeaComm was recognized for exemplifying the highest standards of service and accomplishments. It was selected within the asset category of $150 million or more by the award committee, made up of association member representatives. Criteria for the award include superior leadership; commitment to high-quality member service; product innovation; sound financial management and community involvement. SeaComm’s financial strength was also recognized and given a top rating by Weiss Ratings, the nation’s leading independent provider of ratings and analyses of more than 19,000 financial institutions including banks, credit unions, life and annuity insurers and property and casualty insurers. SeaComm was given an “A” or “Excellent” rating; it is among the top 5 percent of the 7,186 credit unions nationwide to receive this designation. For a third consecutive year, SeaComm was given the prestigious Raddon Crystal Performance Award for achieving a top 10 ranking based on the RFG Performance Index, as well as being named one of the top 10 best companies to work for in New York, based on an employee survey and select credit union criteria. SeaComm introduced improvements to its online services. Free Bill Pay received a “facelift,” allowing members to receive and pay bills electronically from their home computers. More than $150,000 was given or pledged to local charities, schools, ire departments and youth activities over the course of last year. SeaComm is the inancial institution of choice for close to 40,000 members in the north country by providing the deposit and lending services people need. SeaComm Federal Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative based in Massena with assets of over $460 million. The credit union has branches in Massena, Potsdam, Malone, Canton and Ogdensburg. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or does business in St. Lawrence County and northern Franklin County. WELLESLEY ISLAND — In 2012 the Thousand Islands Country Club, a 36 hole semi-private club, saw a weather improvement over the the soggy 2011 season The Seth Raynor designed 18 hole Old Course was a daily hub of activity with the expanded leagues, junior golf programs, and most noticeably the discovery of the 15 acres golf practice facility . The 18 hole Lake Course had a record season and was a favorite among seniors, families, the beginner golfer, as well as avid golfers ine tuning their short game. In 2013, the club welcomes anyone to itsr 9 Hole Ladies Day on the Lake Course at 9am every Monday, 18 Hole Ladies Day on the Old Course at 9am every Thursday, and 18 Hole Mens League every MondayWednesday- Friday at 9am. Kevin Murphy, the current PGA Professional at McArthur Golf in Hobe Sound, Fla will be returning for his second season at TICC. Plans are under way to expand the state of the art golf practice facility with adult and youth programs as well as private lessons. The Wellesley Island Yacht Club marina has 105 slips that rent by the day, week and season. Transient dockage is also available for visitors to the area and golfers arriving by boat from the US and Canadian waters. Complimentary dockage is also available for patrons of nearby Hacker’s Pub. Hacker’s Pub and Grill is an informal gathering spot for golfers, families, and the lovers of the Hacker burger. Scot Elmore, chef at Greg Norman’s Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla., will be returning for his second season, along with Jessie Springer also from Hobe Sound . Chef Scot will be adding new seasonal items to the menu and serving the perennial favorite Friday night Fish Fry and Saturday Prime Rib dinner. Lunch is served every day and breakfast on week-ends/holidays. The Island Roadhouse, located at the Lake Course, is an ideal gathering for events in the spacious clubhouse or at the pool. TICC is accepting bookings for weddings, business meetings, private parties, and poolside barbeques for parties of 40- 120 people for the 2013 season. TICC has 20 villas with small eficiency kitchens updated for custom golf packages, weddings, family reunions, and extra guest quarters for guests of local residents/boaters. For information,email email@example.com, call 482-9454 ext. 207 or visit www.ticountryclub.com.
Computer Guys sales and service center has locations in Canton and Potsdam
The Computer Guys is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the North Country for over 15 yearswith locations, in Potsdam and Canton. Kyle Matott, president, is our head technician for computers and cell phones. Chris Matott, Vice President is sales manager and a Verizon Wireless associate. Ben Matott, who is the secretary and treasure is also manager of the Canton location and a repair technician for computers and cell phones. Alyssa Clark works in Potsdam as a sales associate and Tim Weld is a computer technician and Mac specialist. Brittany Matott works in the Canton location as the Verizon Wireless manager and the marketing director for both locations. Mark Mulkin works in Potsdam as computer repair technician. The business sells laptops and desktops services both PC & Mac. We also have trained technicians to repair cell phones and tablets in store. For more information about Computer Guys, call 265-3866 or 714-3866.
Over 75 years of service at Lowville Producers
Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative, Utica Boulevard, has served local dairy farmers for over 75 years, with about 165 member farms and more than 200 dairy farm families who produced in excess of 3l0 million pounds of milk in 2012. In 2012, Lowville Producer farmers pumped over $57 million into the local economy in direct milk sales. Using the commonly accepted multiplier of 4, Lowville Producers’ farmers’ milk checks had an overall economic impact to the areas economy of over $228 million. Most of the milk this past year stayed here in Lewis County for processing at Kraft — Lowville for Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Lowville Producers markets their milk through a marketing/balancing agreement with Dairy Marketing Services. Other plants supplied are Great Lakes Cheese (cheddar) in Adams and H.P. Hood in Oneida and Vernon (milk and ice cream). All our dairy farmers are always improving in the care and well being of their animals. Investments such as rubber mattresses or even sand-illed cow stalls greatly improve on the comfort of a dairy cow. By investing in larger barn fans or curtains on the sides of barns ensures that their cattle are breathing fresh air just like we do. Specialized housing for calves allows the calf to be raised without becoming sick. Other technologies in recent years have improved production per cow. In 2013, if milk was produced in the same manner as 1958 it would require 58% more cows and 15% more land nationwide. A gallon of milk would cost well over $6 and a pound of cheese or butter at least another $2. In 2013, Lowville Producers will participate in CWT, an organization which helps to increase sales of U.S. dairy products to overseas markets. Our largest employee is Lady LeWinDa Milkzalot, New York’s largest dairy cow. She stands over 11 feet tall, is 16 feet long and weighs well over a ton. Her job is to stand watch over Lowville Producers and the area’s dairy industry. She also loves to have her picture taken so, stop by and get your photo with Lady LeWinDa. If you take a picture of yourself with Lady LeWinDa we would love to post it on our Facebook page. Just drop off or e-mail the picture to infogotgoodcheese.com. The Cheese and Farm Supply Store is open to the public; Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and now Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.We are the one-stop shopping center for many Made in Lewis County and Northern New York products
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Little Sisters Inn giving back to north country community
HERRINGS — When they opened in July, the sisters of Little Sisters Inn, 35802 State Route 3, had three goals in mind. They wanted to create a welcoming gathering place, give back to the community and restore the history of the inn. They have been doing just that. Kimberly A. Stiles and Shelley D. Stevens come from a long line of restaurateurs and helped out at a number of the eateries. Their grandfather, Sandy Manford, owned the Van Heuvel Hotel in Heuvelton and gave back by starting a smoker’s club during World War II to send cigarettes to the troops overseas. Their uncle, John Stiles, owned the Riverside Hotel in Rensselaer Falls. Their parents, Paul and Betty Stiles, started the Medallion Restaurant in Rensselaer Falls in order to give the local teenagers a place to hang out. The family also owned The Cattleman’s East in Morristown. The sisters’ aunt and uncle, Mona and Garrett Flack, owned The LeRay Hotel in Evans Mills which is now the Hoover Inn. Their cousin, Jessica Flack, now owns Last Call in Evans Mills. Uncle Gary Manford owns VanHeuvel II Campground and Marina and the Phoenix Restaurant on Lake Bonaparte. Because of their growing up in the food service industry, the sisters know how to give quality, warm and friendly service. They have refurbished the interior of the historic Herrings Inn giving it a clean, bright atmosphere and serve up lunches and dinners with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients. The restaurant has loaned itself out as a venue for fundraisers in order to give back to the community. Fundraising has been in full swing with events for the Great Bend Cobras Drill Team, Brook Haven House’s fourth annual golf tournament, “Black Dress Night” with food collected for the local Carthage food pantry and a Halloween party to beneit Deferiet’s playground project. The restaurateurs have begun a celebrity bartender program where guest bartenders can garner tips for a worthy beneficiary. Thus far USO, Wounded Warriors, the Great Bend and Deferiet ire departments and the Carthage youth summer recreation program have beneited. Whatever the cause, the sisters put the “fun” in your fundraisers. They also have been a venue for a number of military and business outings including holiday parties, retirements, hale and farewells. They will custom design a dinner party or banquet. The owners see the eatery as a “diamond in the rough” and are working to restore the historical integrity of the building. To that end the sisters are seeking pictures, stories and information on the Herrings Inn. The owners are also asking for contributions for a cocktail recipe book which will be sold with the proceeds going to charity. The Little Sisters Inn at Herrings can be reached by calling 519-1280.
Carlowden Country Club: Open for all skill levels of golf
DENMARK —In Denmark, half-way between Carthage and Lowville, you’ll ind Carlowden Country Club, one of the north country’s best-kept secrets. Carlowden, founded in 1925, is embarking on a new era in its rich history. In 2012, Carlowden saw many players take advantage of the golf course, which offers quality golf for all skill levels at a competitive price. The club expects to see even more public golfers from across the area during the upcoming season. In addition to public membership or daily greens fees, special public passes are available for businesses and organizations, the vacationing golfer and others. “Public play and public membership is a very important part of Carlowden’s future” said membership committee chairman Randy Labare. “Often it’s forgotten that Carlowden is open to the public and we need to stress that for 2013.” We are currently offering a BOGO (two for one memberships) across all levels of participation to anyone who has not been a member is the last 24 months. Along with another unprecedented offer to allow public members the ability to have their own private carts helps set Carlowden apart from others. The last few years have seen Carlowden invest in capital projects and course upgrades that are visible to its guests from paved cart paths to new modern golf carts. Everyone can enjoy Carlowden’s amazing views of the Adirondack foothills. The course is enjoyable for all types of golfers — from seasoned lowhandicappers, to beginners, youths and seniors. “I don’t think you’d ind better golf greens anywhere in the north country,” said past President David Johnson. “We’ll continue to ind ways to improve other areas of the golf course like adding yardage to our blue tee on the par 3 fourth hole.” The clubhouse will once again be open to serve golfers and be available for all types of events. Panoramic views offered by the expansive windows and open-air deck make Carlowden a unique setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, luncheons, social club meetings, reunions and family outings. In the words of George McAllister Gilbert, one of the club’s founding fathers, “All of us take a little vacation every day or even two or three times a week right here at home. There is not a man within my hearing, but whose life would be prolonged by the exercise derived from playing golf and his life more abundant at that.” This is what Carlowden has come to represent for generations. Past President Craig Brennan summarizes it best: “We feel everyone will enjoy the beauty and relaxing atmosphere of Carlowden…nestled between the Adirondacks and the Thousand Islands; there is no more magniicent setting for a country club than here. We invite the public to see what we have to offer in 2013.” Current President Robert Taylor said, “We look forward to the season’s opening by making golf fun and exciting for our members and the public at large. Stop in to see the changes to the club house we have forthcoming in 2013 you won’t be disappointed.” Carlowden, halfway between Carthage (Car) and Lowville (Low) is in the hamlet of Denmark (Den) — off Route 26, just 15 minutes south of Fort Drum. Carlowden Country Club can be reached by calling Robert Taylor at 412-1101 or visiting the website at www.carlowden.com.
For sturdy, well-made rustic furniture, stop by Riverside Rustics
LOWVILLE — Riverside Rustics furniture business, 5491 Bostwick St., welcomes you to experience the beauty that can only come when appreciation of style and comfort are blended with a love for the natural ruggedness of the wilderness. Riverside Rustics hand-crafts furniture that will enrich your home with natural beauty. With the hustle and bustle of normal life, our goal is to provide you with furniture that will bring tranquility of a simpler place and time to every room of your home. There are full displays in Lowville Mason Supply’s showroom, while a section in the rear has been converted into a workshop. While about 50 percent of orders are for seasonal camps, many people are interested in redecorating individual rooms with rustic themes as well, Mr. Zehr said. “Bedroom sets seem like the most popular,” he said. Riverside Rustics makes dining room, living room and bedroom furnishings, along with porch, deck and stairwell railings. Custom work is available. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, but the owners are available for personal consultations during non-business hours by request. Riverside Rustics can be reached at 642-3658 or email@example.com.
Thousand Islands Museum includes new-look gift shop with souvenirs and more
CLAYTON — A visit to the Thousand Islands Museum, 312 James St., wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the newly redesigned gift shop. It has unique gifts including handmade jewelry, magnetic bracelets, necklaces and ankle bracelets. Local artist Faye Ingerson has supplied us with prints, paddles, cards, and beautiful Christmas balls. Wood carver Guy Sweet has supplied decoys and blue heron lawn decorations. Dean White pottery is also available. Embroidered clothing, caps and totes are available along with handmade hats, mittens, gloves and socks. Pillows made of tartan and embroidered designs are available but can also be custom ordered with design or name of your choice. There is also a variety of handmade tartan items such as scarves, throws, door stops and sweatshirts with tartan logo across the chest. And the shop is still the exclusive supplier of the St. Lawrence Tartan. It was designed by Mrs. Helene Cobb of Clayton, woven in Scotland and is the registered trademark of the Thousand Islands Museum. The green is for the cedars along the shore, blues for the St. Lawrence River and the red is the sunset over the islands..
Custom cabinets a Royal tradition
NEW BREMEN — David Lapp opened Royal Custom Cabinets, 6149 Patty St., in 1991. He relocated to the area after honing his skills at Quality Custom Kitchens in Lancaster, Pa. The cabinetry business specializes in kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, entertainment centers, ofice furniture, custom molding and custom inish work using professional grade hard woods. They also make custom counter tops using granite, quartz and Corian. The personalized custom items are professionally installed by Kevin Schmidt. Mr. Lapp has made baseball bats as a hobby and over the past two years has transition the production to supplement the cabinetry business. The mission of RBI Bat manufacturers is to create a quality wood bat that all ages can enjoy and use safely. Wood provides a traditional feel and sound while teaching players of all ages to swing the correct way. The wood bats are used by local baseball teams. Along with the bat production, Mr. Lapp has added baseball themed furniture to his product line up. Royal Custom Cabinets and RBI Bats can be reached by email at dlappcabinets@gmail. com or by calling 376-6042 or by stopping by the New Bremen showroom on Patty Street. For more information visit the business’ website at www.royalcustomcabinetsrcc.com
Antique Boat Museum will feature new exhibits, activities, educational events
CLAYTON — The Antique Boat Museum, 750 Mary St., opens for its 49th season on May 10, and will feature two new exhibitions, many unique events, more educational courses, kids’ camps, sailing and boatbuilding classes. The new exhibits are The Matthews Collection, the comprehensive archives from The Matthews Company, a Port Clinton, Ohio, irm that built boats from 1890-1972, and the Matthews Boat Owners Association; and Long Journeys in Small Boats, an interpretative display of the longest canoe voyage ever completed. “Paddle to the Amazon” by Dan Starkell tells the story of his epic voyage in a canoe, “Orellana,” with his sons from Winnipeg, Manitoba. A feature event for May 11 is All Daughters Day, which will honor daughters, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and girlfriends. Activities will be loosely based on the new American Girl Doll, Caroline Abbott, and include skiff rides, crafts, a scavenger hunt and dress-up clothes. The jointly sponsored ACBSABM Symposium returns for its second year the weekend of May 17-19. The expanded hands-on program this year includes workshop sessions on boat surveying, lofting, stinging, engine repair and maintenance, and wood repair. Visit ABM.org for more information or to register. Family Day is back on June 8. Enjoy an admission-free day at the Museum with complimentary boat rides, kids’ activities and more. The Great International Steamship Flotilla, hosted by the Museum, returns for its second year from June 16-21. And, the ever-popular River Reunion will be held on Wednesday, July 3, this year to coincide with the Clayton ireworks – a great opportunity to reconnect with your River Friends after a long winter, enjoy live music and tasty fare! On July 13, the Museum will hold its third annual 1000 Islands Concours d’Elegance, this year featuring Porsche. And, the 49th Annual Antique Boat Show and Auction will be held Aug.2-4, and highlight Century boats. Museum members and active military and their immediate family are admitted to the Museum at no cost. The museum is open 9-5 daily from May to November. Call 686-4104 or visit ABM.org for updates and other new events.
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Dr. Porter attends Neurolink masters program in Australia
Dr. Dale S. Porter, owner of Porter Chiropractic Health Care, 1155 Coffeen St., Watertown, recently completed the Neurological Integration System Masters Neurolink Program in Carrara, Queensland, Australia on the Gold Coast. Dr. Porter has been incorporating this unique treatment into his practice for almost ten years. Neurolink is a complete system of healthcare, that utilizes the only 100 percent accurate diagnostic tool available on the planet — the brain. Your brain (not your mind) governs the function of all your body systems — that is every cell, gland, muscle and tissue in your body. So, it makes sense to go to the ‘source’ with our complaints. The Neuorlink system is about inding out what the brain knows about your complaint, and then feed information back, so your brain can make the correction. Neurolink approaches healthcare within a neurophysiological context. It is a system of sequential ‘checks’ that evaluate all the possibilities (going on in your body) that may have translated themselves in to symptoms of ill health. Dr. Allan K. Phillips, D.O. based in Auckland, New Zealand, is the founder of Neurolink. Dr. Phillips served as an osteopathic physician and health consultant to the Paciic Region for World Health and is a committed leader in investigating and applying the principles of neuroscience. He continues to research and practice from the Neurolink Centre in Auckland. The Neurological Integration System developed by Neurolink is a groundbreaking approach to healthcare management used by practitioners around the globe. Dr. Porter is able to address the real causes of a wide range of complaints, to help patients achieve superior and sustainable results. Neurolink includes gentle contact with anatomical points that represent neurological circuits. The goal of a Neurolink consultation is to determine if the brain is controlling all body systems at their full potential. Each body system is assessed using speciic protocols or ‘checks’. A muscle-test, is used as a ‘feedback’ indicator to highlight any body system that is not functioning to its potential. This involves a muscle being held strong against a certain resistance. This muscle-test is Dr. Porter’s way of receiving information from the brain. At any step, where a circuit is broken, the brain will become confused, and the muscle will lose strength. The practitioner is essentially a facilitator feeding information back to the brain about the dysfunction. Once the brain recognizes the dysfunction it starts to correct it immediately. Care with Neurolink is tailor-made for you. Corrections can only be made in those areas your brain indicates need correcting … and your brain doesn’t lie. Nothing can be forced upon you to make your condition worse. This makes Neurolink the safest healthcare option available. Utilizing the brain to diagnose and correct your complaint will expose you to its profound ability to restore your body to its potential. Your brain holds the key to your optimum health. The north country is very fortunate to have Dr. Porter as a Neurolink Master Practitioner. He is able to address a spectrum of complaints: n Structural (spinal, muscle, tendons, ligaments, joints) n Physical (immune, digestive, respiratory, heart,chronic)
n Neurological (trauma, ADD/ADHD) n Hormonal (depression, fertility, female health) n Emotional (anxiety, bipolar, PTDS) For general information please visit the Neurolink website: www.neurolinkglobal.com Porter Chiropractic Health Care is a family oriented practice that uses a combination of modern and traditional chiropractic techniques and therapies. Dr. Porter and his caring staff take your health seriously and invite you to Patient Education Night held each month throughout the year. Check their website or facebook page for dates and times. www.porterhealthcare.com .
Aubertine and Currier notes year of achievements
Aubertine and Currier Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors, PLLC, 522 Bradley St.,Watertown, is a professional small-business concern. Over the past 13 years, it has provided superior architectural design, civil/structural engineering design, and professional land surveying services to residents of the north country. As of Jan.1, 2012, Annette M. Mason, PE was appointed managing partner of the irm. Annette has been in charge of the structural engineering department at Aubertine and Currier, PLLC since 2000, responsible for all structural engineering design of projects taken on by the irm. Her current projects include the structural design of a 70-plus-ton vehicle bridge and the reconstruction/addition of the Main Post Chapel, both on Fort Drum. Annette has also completed the structural details for numerous commercial and residential projects. Annette’s leadership and organizational skills have made a great addition to our management team. Brian A. Jones, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, architect and partner, obtained his National Council of Architectural Boards certiicate in August. This certiicate allows a reciprocal registration to perform architectural services throughout most U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions. Aubertine and Currier, PLLC welcomed two new employees this past year. Brian Krueger, a recent graduate of Alfred State College, joined the irm as an architectural intern in October. He will be assisting the architectural department with drafting and design and will be using Revit software to develop 3D models of our clients’ projects. Melanie Gigliotti joined the firm in October as a civil/site designer. Melanie received her Bachelors degree from Syracuse University, majoring in Environmental Engineering, and will be assisting the Engineering Department with civil/site design needs. Aubertine and Currier, PLLC worked on various projects throughout the north country in 2013. We completed the design on the Land Port of Entry in Cannon Corners. The border crossing station was awarded a LEED Silver Certiication from the United States Green Building Council, and is the irst LEED Silver Certiied Border Crossing Station in the United States. Ground was broken on the Deerfield Estates in Pamelia. This 42-acre development will house 29 single-family homes, and 39 duplex units. Aubertine and Currier designed the inal water and sewer layout for the subdivision, as well as handled any permits necessary for state/local approval of this project. Our survey department worked with James Madison Construction for the layout and reconstruction of the state Thruway in Albany County. This project consisted of setting 10,000 pins along 6.58 miles of thruway, and setting grade for string line pins for the paving machine. In 2013, we look forward to gaining approval as a New York State-certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise. All paperwork has been submitted, and we are in the inal stages of the certiication process. Aubertine and Currier will also be hiring two of our summer interns who are graduating from college in the spring. For further information on our irm, please visit our website: www.aubertinecurrier.com, or call our ofice at 315-782-2005.
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SANDY CREEK — With over 30 years of experience providing home improvement solutions to the Central New York region, Edd Burns Home Improvements, 5684 Route 11, possesses unrivalled technical expertise, which guarantees quality installation of a wide variety of home improvement products. We continue to be your home improvement specialist in siding and trim and replacement windows. We offer a wide variety of brands to choose from to help you choose the price range that its your individual need and lifestyle. Additionally, Edd Burns Home Improvements has a irm commitment to customer satisfaction, so, should an unforeseen problem arise, the customer can rest-assured that Edd Burns Home Improvements will remedy this problem in a timely fashion. No project is complete until the customer is happy.
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Penski Inc., the north country’s leading staffing irm, is bringing new, techsavvy services to local employers and job seekers in the Watertown area. Penski now utilizes the latest in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology to synchronize its resources and the individual hiring needs of local employers. Carter Jones, our in-house Potsdam Intern, is inalizing the new installments that link our customer’s needs to our applicants’ qualiications. Penski will supplement these resources by offering employer advertising options that include: 1) Job of the Week posts, where key openings can be featured to attract larger and better qualified applicant pools; 2) Online web services in which Penski staff will design, develop and manage recruitment for both local and non-local businesses; and 3) WhyWorkHere posts, in which businesses can use online audio/video segments to inform and attract applicants. Chelsea Hayes, Recruiting Services Coordinator at Penski’s Potsdam location, ensures the most up-to-date job postings are listed and proven employee screening measures are in place. Penski will be doing more to market employees as well, including: virtual WhyHireMe posts, in which applicants can essentially showcase their talent and personality to prospective employers. Companies can also use Penski’s traditional services which include payroll, temporary stafing & direct placements. To learn more about our new services and introductory offers in the Watertown area, visit http://penski.com/ job_posts/2223. For information on traditional services and current employment opportunities see penski.com/employers or penski.com/job_seekers. You may also contact Tracy Liptrott, Branch Manager, or Renee Krusper, Stafing Specialist, in the Watertown ofice at788-5627.
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Performing Arts Fund welcomes new chief
CLAYTON — The Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund at the Clayton Opera House welcomed new leadership in February 2012 when Joseph M. Gleason Jr. was selected as executive director. Mr. Gleason’s inance, theater and information technology backgrounds, along with the fact that he is inalizing an arts administration master’s degree, make him a perfect choice to take TIPAF and the Clayton Opera House into the future. The year’s biggest news was that TIPAF upgraded the opera house’s audio system with partial funding from the Northern New York Community Foundation and additional project funding donated by several individuals. An ad hoc committee worked with audio consultants throughout the process, from initial design to final installation, and the new system was irst showcased for the July 20 performance by Hot Club of San Francisco. The system is now used for most live performances. The audio system’s surround sound enhanced TIPAF’s use of its high deinition digital projection system. The organization now subscribes to Specticast, a digital video service that provides independent ilms, taped concerts, staged opera and theatrical productions, lectures and literary discussions. A November rebroadcast of “The Phantom of the Opera,” recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, was the irst use of the Specticast service. Plans are under way to bring regular video performances to the opera house screen via Specticast, as the ability to deliver digital content on the big screen will make it easier to ill gaps in live programming. At the close of 2012, TIPAF transitioned to a new ticketing system that offers features that will better serve patrons and will provide an integrated ticketing and patron management system. With the new ticketing system and added seats in the main hall, all tickets to TIPAF programs will be for reserved seating. Attendance for ticketed events at the opera house was high in 2012, with a total of 10,581 tickets sold. TIPAF presented 21 performances in 2012, including ive Clayton Community Band concerts, and rentals accounted for another 27 performances. Attendance at TIPAF’s two daytime Arts in Education events accounted for an additional 450-plus student audience members per performance; private functions held in the facility brought another several hundred visitors through the doors. In May, elementary students from several school districts attended a daytime production of “The Chocolate War” by Open Hand Theater of Syracuse. The show explored strategies to resolve conlicts. The second event, for middle school students, took place in November with Black Violin, a classically trained violin duo that fuses classical music with hip-hop. TIPAF continues to bring top quality performers to the opera house. The 2012 season opened with Judy Collins in early April, and other events included Southside Johnny, Blood Sweat and Tears, the Manhattan String Quartet, Arrival:The Music of ABBA, Hot Club of San Francisco, Capitol Steps, Marshall Tucker Band, Nellie McKay and the Dirt Farmer Band. Most of the performances sold out. For 2013 some of the upcoming performers and events are The Amazing Kreskin, the bluegrass band Runaway Home, singer Livingston Taylor, the improvisational “Broadway’s Next H!T Musical,” comic Rob Schneider, Northern Lights Orchestra, The Kingston Trio, “Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Tribute,” a lecture on the value of the arts in medicine by Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Officer and President Dr. Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, actor and singer Ben Vereen, NPR’s Christopher O’Riley, a return performance by magician Mike Super, and classic rock music with Jefferson Starship. Other performers will be added to the summer season, as well as to the fall and spring “shoulder” seasons. As always, patrons who donate annually in support of TIPAF’s operations - beyond purchasing tickets - will enjoy early access to the best seats to TIPAF’s programs at the Clayton Opera House. TIPAF recently created an endowment fund at the Northern New York Community Foundation. The fund is designed to ensure that TIPAF’s mission to bring quality performers to the north country continues in perpetuity. The not-for-proit organization has begun its second strategic planning process, which will culminate in a working retreat for the board of directors, who will set new goals to direct TIPAF toward new partnerships with 1000 Islands businesses, expanded programming, audience development and renewed marketing efforts. TIPAF manages the Clayton Opera House under its agreement with the town of Clayton, which owns the building. For information about TIPAF at the Clayton Opera House, visit www.claytonoperahouse.org, or call 686-2200.
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LOWVILLE — This year marks the beginning of the eighth year of business for Tim and Jana Ingersoll who own nd operate JCT Truck Caps & Covers and Adirondack MotorSport. Both businesses are under one roof at 7512 State Route 12N,, about 1.5 miles outside the village of Lowville on Route 12 toward Watertown. JCT Truck Caps & Covers is a long standing business in Lowville. Established in 1973 as Thompson’s Campers and owned through the 80’s, 90’s by the Fay Mullin family. On December 12, 2005 Tim & Jana Ingersoll purchased the property. ARE is the brand of iberglass cap sold at JCT, they are the top of the line in iberglass, lightweight and Deluxe Commercial aluminum caps and racks. The business also sells all types of add-on accessories; bed slides, bed mats and liners, step bars and running boards, grille guards, cargo racks; you name it and we can price it, order it and install it! JCT Truck Caps has a Showroom where we have products on display, catalogs to look through, brochures and a pleasant atmosphere to do your vehicle accessory shopping. Cap delivery is two to three weeks and any add on accessories not in stock can be ordered with a delivery time for most products of one or two days. Adirondack MotorSport is ready to serve all your vehicle needs ranging from something as simple as an oil change, brake job, suspension tuning and check engine light problems to building you a race car from start to inish. Adirondack MotorSport also carries AMSOIL products at a price that can’t be beat! Inventory ranges from two and four stroke oils, ATF, gear oils, grease, air and oil ilters. Tim also carries or can order a variety of race car equipment including luids, window nets, roll bar padding, Lexan, rims, tires and he builds roll cages as well.
The Lee family at Lee Buick, from left, Rick, Mike, Randy, Robert and Rodney.
It’s all in the family at Lee Buick-GMC Truck
BOONVILLE — Dick and Gladys Lee don’t have to wait for a holiday or other special occasion for a family get-together. They have all of their family with them every day at work because Lee Buick-GMC Truck is truly a family business. All of their ive sons are employed at the dealership, on Erwin Parkway, Boonville. Dick is the owner and president. Gladys, secretary, joined the staff in 1980. Rick, Randy and Mike are the sales staff. Robert and Rodney run the service department. Dick said that for a time Ricky’s and Robert’s wives were also employed there. Robert’s wife left to raise a family and Ricky’s wife is now a teacher. Although the next generation of the Lee family is too young to think of careers yet, Dick says they will be welcome when the time comes. The Lee family got into the automobile business in 1953 when Dick’s father, Gus, bought the Pontiac dealership from Higby Motors. He remained active in the business until 1977. Dick has seen many changes in the business since he joined the staff in 1954, after his discharge from the Army. For one thing, it has grown — a lot! “In 1953, only ive cars were sold in a whole year,” he says. “Now we sell 375 new cars a year.” He says he has never wanted a big business but admits that some growth is inevitable. Besides the volume, the space needed by the dealership has grown. After taking on the Buick and GMC dealerships in 1962, the original location, now the home of NAPA on Main Street, became too small. The present building was purchased in 1965 with a new showroom and ofices were added in 1989. Presently they are undergoing a major renovation with the General Motors Facility Image Program. GM oficially closed out the Pontiac line Oct. 31, 2010. Lee’s has always been known for honesty. Dick believes “you must take care of your customers or they won’t take care of you.” He says, “I tell my whole staff to go out of their way for the customer.” He estimates his sales to be at least 50 percent to repeat customers. When Dick says no high pressure salesmanship is used at Lee’s, he’s not kidding. Because the entire sales staff is just father and sons, there is no competition for commissions and everyone works for the best deal — from the sales price to follow-up service and eventually another sale. Lee Buick-GMC Truck can be reached by calling 942-2911. They sell new and used cars and they service what they sell. Their sales hours are MondayWednesday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.5 p .m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m.noon. Service is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or you can visit us on the web at www.leepbg.com.
Wade Oakes, Thomas Woodcock, Brett Phelps, Bill Nier and Petie the dog look forward to seeing you at Bill’s Feed, Great Bend.
Bill’s Feed Service meets NNY farm feed needs
GREAT BEND — Open six days a week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 7 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Billís Feed Service is the answer to all your farm feed needs. Call 493-9505 or stop into the shop anytime on County Route 197, Great Bend. Arthur Meisch, Thomas Woodcock, William Nier and Ellyse Richardson are always on hand
Ives Hill community offers activities that enrich life
The interactions we have with others, opportunities to learn and grow, the sense of accomplishment today and anticipation for the times ahead are what make life — and retirement — worthwhile. Whether your social connections are with a spouse, offspring, siblings, bridge partners, and/or fellow churchgoers, they’re crucial to good health while growing older. No one is certain exactly how a social network may help you stay healthy, although some research has shown that men and women who live alone tend to eat less well, which could jeopardize their physical and mental well-being. People with social connections also may have stronger diseaseighting immune systems. Many older adults who live alone do not experience interactions with others on a daily basis. Opportunities for learning and personal growth are few or nonexistent. Decreased ability to leave home isolates a person and loneliness may replace lifeenriching experiences. Transportation is an important component in maintaining a connection to community services and social events. Scheduled transportation is just one service available on the Retirement Community at Ives Hill, 1200 Jewell Drive, Watertown. Even if decreased vision or physical limitations make driving impossible, a resident of Ives Hill will still have opportunity to remain connected to the Watertown community. At Ives Hill, there will be many opportunities for meeting new people and learning new things, for personal growth and social events. Participation in planned activities is voluntary and residents may choose those of interest to them. Informal times with old and new friends also add to the value of the day. When it’s time to turn out the lights and go to bed, one should be able to smile at the memories of the day and anticipate the experiences of tomorrow.
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Slack Chemical Slack Chemical offers ‘the quality difference’ offers ‘the quality difference’
In a marketplace where chemical supplies are abundant but outstanding service is not, Slack Chemical Company Inc. goes the extra mile to deliver with a difference — the quality difference. Slack Chemical, owned by Robert R. Sturtz, has been in business 69 years and employs 100 people. Our entire team works from order inception to delivery to make sure we not only meet, but exceed, your needs and expectations. We supply industrial, municipal, agricultural and retail chemicals and services throughout the Northeast. We also carry a full line of pool, spa and winter products. Slack Chemical Company Inc. is located at 465 South Clinton St., Carthage 13619 and may also be reached by phone 493-0430; fax 493-3931. We are open for business Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also visit us on the web at www.slackchem.com.
CARTHAGE — In a marketplace where chemical supplies are abundant but outstanding service is not, Slack Chemical Company Inc. goes the extra mile to deliver with a difference — the quality difference. Slack Chemical, owned by Robert R. Sturtz, has been in business 70 years and employs 100 people. Our entire team works from order inception to delivery to make sure we not only meet, but exceed, your needs and expectations. We supply industrial, municipal, agricultural and retail chemicals and services throughout the Northeast. We also carry a full line of pool, spa and winter products. Slack Chemical Company Inc. is located at 465 South Clinton St., Carthage 13619 and may also be reached by phone 493-0430; fax 4933931. We are open for business Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also visit us on the web at www.slackchem.com.
Welcome to Slack Chemical as we approach our 70th year for service in the Northeast. I purchased our organization in 1986, at which time there were eight employees and three straight trucks. Today our 100 employees service several states from our Carthage headquarters and our branch operations in Saratoga Springs, New York. Our combined facilities include three rail sidings; 550,000 gallons of liquid storage, and 185,000 square footage of packaging, warehousing and office space. Inventory consists of over 500 materials currently valued at $6 million dollars. Slack Chemical has one of the largest privately owned fleet of tractor-trailers dedicated to chemical distribution in the Northeast, including 30 powered units augmented by 55 tank and box trailers. All drivers are Slack employees with extensive HAZMAT transporting and dispensing of a wide variety of bulk tankers, as well as packaged dry and liquid materials. We invite all interested parties to contact us and learn more about how we can meet your needs. Our growth and success would not have been possible without our customers, who we offer our deepest appreciation and sincere thanks for your past patronage. We at Slack look forward to serving your greater needs in the years before us. May our relationship be mutually pleasant, prosperous and satisfy your needs in every respect. Robert Sturtz President, Slack Chemical
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Sackets chamber plays key role in historic community’s revival
The Historic Village of Sackets Harbor and Town of Hounsfield have worked in partnership over the past year in helping to turn the next page in planned growth and “Place Marketing” by design. Building on our destiny to become and remain one of the prime locations in the world to live, work, and visit, chamber members and other key leaders have taken charge forging the many efforts that result in sustained quality of life and economic vitality for our citizens and taxpayers to enjoy. A lot has been accomplished over the past year putting an infrastructure in place to help establish our community as one the best places to grow your perfect business, raise a family, and to welcome visitors with a patriotic pride woven into the fabric of our strong military history, our Great Lakes and Black River Bay setting and easy access from and to three major market centers, plus a budding relationship with our northern neighbors in Canada. Recent recognition by several outside sources such as Lakeland Boating, Destinations USA, and Authentic Military Encampments among others see us for our best of its kind distinction, and each year Sackets Harbor continues to add new fans and more confirmation from others to what most residents in the community have long known- It is a very special Place. The challenge to capitalize on the strengths that are inherent with our past, present, and future in ways that create an even better community has resulted in a renewed focus on our place of national significance as a launching pad for planned development and desired growth that will ensure and enhance our sustained progress for years to come. Situated along the Sea Way Trail, and a short eight miles off the 81 corridor, Sackets Harbor, which is already a National Landmark where significant military events like those at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Saratoga and other prominent locations took place, we will continue to attract thousands of history related tourist . But, we are far more than a chapter in history worth visiting. Today, we are uniquely poised to fill in the gaps between our wealth of standing period architecture with new residential and commercial property development opportunities. With waterfront, close distance to international air transportation and a short drive to Fort Drum ( the finest military division in the world) we are ready for new residents and new business owners as never before. Today, we have shovel ready projects at several locations, a high quality community based school K-12, and a brand new health care clinic, We have a full time economic development director, and several active organizations of varied interest and public benefit to join. As a community “on the move,” Sackets Harbor and Hounsfield invite participation by any who share our values, embrace our commitment to excellence, and wish to join us in our successful achievement along the path of planed growth and economic renewal. To learn more see us on the web : www.sacketsharborny. com
Massena Chamber oversees host of special events
MASSENA — The Greater Massena Chamber of Commerce was involved in more than 20 activities in 2012 and they hope to keep rolling on in 2013 despite funding cuts and difficulty in finding volunteers for all of their events. “We’ve been cut $12,000 through compact funds the last two years. That’s hurting us. As we move into the planning stages through 2013 we’ll have to look at every event. The money we get from the town and village, that’s the money we use to keep those events free for the community,” chamber Executive Director Michael J. Gleason said. The chamber’s 2012 special events that they sponsored or participated in included their annual luncheon and dinner, the Massena Winter carnival, the Massena Chamber and Kiwanis Easter egg hunt, the 21st annual golf tournament, the gift store at Eisenhower Locks, the 33rd annual Heritage Festival and the NY Bass Anglers annual tournament. They were also participants or sponsors for the Summer Concert in the Park series, the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Car Show, the annual Block Dance and Car Show, the annual Harvest Festival, the New York Power Authority’s Wild life Festival, Christmas caroling and tree lighting, Santa Comes to Massena and the annual Christmas decorating contest. In addition, the chamber sponsored business after hours events, and their ambassadors were involved in grand openings, ribbon cuttings and rededications. “We had another very successful year with the chamber,” Mr. Gleason said. But the highlight of the year, he said, was their relocation from the Sunrise Mall to the former Adath Israel synagogue, which they purchased from the congregation for $1. Chamber officials had signed the paperwork in July that transferred ownership of the former synagogue to them for $1. They had been actively seeking another location for nearly three years. St. Lawrence County foreclosed on 50 Main St., the building currently housing their office last year, and asbestos abatement and roof issues plague the structure. The synagogue, located at the corner of West Orvis and Church streets, dates back to 1844, when it was built as the Emmanuel Congregational Church of Christ. The synagogue took over the space after the Emmanuel congregation moved into a new church on West Orvis Street in the 1920s. Members of the Emmanuel Congregational Church of Christ moved back into the synagogue on a temporary basis after fire ripped through their church in 2007. The synagogue had sat vacant since 2009 when the Emmanuel congregation moved back into their renovated facility. “It’s all bought and paid for. We own the whole thing and plan on utilizing it like we did with the (Winter Carnival) parade,” Mr. Gleason said. The chamber had served as the ending point for the parade, bringing participants in for hot chocolate that had been supplied by Dunkin’ Donuts. The church side of the building can be used for musical performances, and he said that’s what they plan to do in 2013. “We plan on doing things with the Massena Music Friends and bring music inside,” Mr. Gleason said. As 2013 rolls on, he said they are in the planning stages for some of their events. With the 2013 Winter Carnival under their belt, the chamber joined with Dragon Benware CPAs, PC to sponsor a Fraud and Embezzlement- Prevention and Detection seminar that was targeted to the business owner, non-profit executive director or responsible government member who has delegated most financial tasks to other people within their organizations. Their annual dinner will be coming up in March, followed by their annual golf tournament and the Heritage Festival, Block Dance and Car Show, and Summer Con
2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Farmers Market - May Thru October Annual Chamber Banquet - Tuesday, May 7 at 6:00 Annual Flag Day Parade - Saturday, June 15 - Main St. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING Friday, December 6th at 6:00pm Gouverneur & St. Lawrence Co. Fair - July 30 - August 4
Local Tractor Pull - Tuesday, July 30 Fireman’s Parade - Wednesday, July 31 Annual Talent Show - Thursday, August 1 Monster Truck Thrill Show and Moto Cross - Friday, August 2 Military Day & Comedian Costaki Economopoulos - Saturday, August 3 Demolition Derby - Sunday August 4
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Lewis County Chamber Contact Information: Anne Merrill, Executive Director 7576 South State Street, Lowville, NY 13367 Phone: 315-376-2213 or Toll Free: 1-800-724-0242 www.lewiscountychamber.org
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Open Sky Healing Arts Center: Therapeutic massage & holistic alternatives for healthy living
What Is new this year for Open Sky? In February all of the massage therapist at Open Sky attended training in Burlington, Vt. for relexology. There are many steps to becoming board certiied in relexology. we are taking an introduction class to learn more about this process and increase our knowledge about working with your feet! beneits to this type of massage are 1) stress reduction 2) relaxation 3) pain management 4) improved body functions 5) maintain strength and wellness. Take care of your feet and they will carry you around for life. Facts about your feet; there are more than 100 muscles in the human foot. one quarter of the bones in the human body are located in the foot. the foot consists of 33 joints. Relexology is the ancient art of foot massage and originated in china. it is believed that energy runs through the body in channels known as meridians and that massage of the feet stimulates these energy channels, promoting healing and relaxation. every part of the foot corresponds to an area of the body. massaging of the feet stimulates the corresponding part of the body so that receiving a relexology is regarded as the equivalent of a full body massage. We look forward to treating your feet with some special care this year! Partners in your health plan are available at Open Sky. Open Sky Healing Arts Center welcomes Terri Owens, LMT, offering natural remedies for health & wellbeing. (Herbal lotions and potions) after dreaming about creating organic and natural herbal body care products for most of her life, the opportunity to bring her vision to reality was realized when she moved to lowville, ny to work at open sky in October 2012. As a massage therapist she is providing massage therapy and spa body treatments using the products that she create (such as herbal body scrubs, muds, butters and lotions). The Adirondack ritual treatment is a great place to start! Visit Open Sky website for the complete list of her treatments. Open Sky Healing Arts Center has counseling services: Janine Haver, LCSW is here for individual, couples and family counseling. She believes that wellness is the result of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, intrapersonal, interpersonal and occupational health. Having her practice at open sky allows her to work in an environment that fosters growth and exploration of the interconnectedness of these various aspects of life and promotes health and wellness that beneits the whole being. You can receive a referral from your health care provider or call her to schedule at 3764676 to schedule an appointment. Open Sky Healing Arts Center has and Acupuncturist: Adam French, L.A.C . Traditional Chinese Medicine is a 2500+ year old medicine, which includes Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs. It is known for its ability to treat both acute & chronic diseases. Some of the more common health issues addressed by acupuncture are: • Acute & Chronic Pain • Mild Anxiety & Depression • Allergies & Sinusitis • Gastro-Intestinal Disorders • Headache & Migraine • Menstrual Disorders & • Infertility • Stress Relief Sleep Disorders. You can call OPEN SKY at 315-376-2256 to schedule an appointment with Adam. At Open Sky Healing Arts Center you are in the hands of seasoned professionals. We are open Monday – Saturday offering morning, afternoon and early evening appointments. Visit us on line at www.openskycenter. com. We accept No Fault Insurance referrals from your Chiropractor & Health Care Provider. We are located at 5440 Trinity Ave in Lowville. Follow us on for specials, education about healthy living and inspiration! Life is short; make every moment count! •
Spectrum adds to scope of technical consulting services
Spectrum is an innovative technology consulting irm based in Northern New York in the Greater Watertown, NY area. Over the past few years we have expanded our service scope to it the needs of our customers. We are committed to excellence and provide quality services at affordable costs. In today’s environment, websites have become a primary marketing tool for business. In addition to acquiring sales, websites are used to distribute marketing materials and provide customer service. From design to hosting, we work with you every step of the way to ensure the successful online operation of your business. Whether your organization is a small business, non-proit or large business serving multiple locations, a backup strategy is an integral part of your disaster recovery plan. It must be designed to ensure that data lost in the event of a disaster can be restored quickly without compromising its conidentiality. Spectrum’s online backup solution, Spectrum OBS, is an affordable, secure and easy to use backup service designed for business. By offering local or online backup destinations in our secure data centers, or a combination of the two, we can assist you in comprehensively backing up your organization’s critical data while minimizing impact to your end users
CMS documentation mandate disrupts access to prosthetic care
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An August 2011 pronouncement by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has upset the long-accepted methodology for determining and providing reimbursement for prosthetic care rendered to amputees. Departing from the practice of accepting clinical judgment of prosthetists for assessing the type and level of care required after an initial determination of need by the referring physician, CMS now mandates all essential documentation for Medicare coverage and payment including justiication of medical necessity and a detailed prosthetic prescription, appear in the physician’s patient records. If the appropriate physician documentation is missing, the claim for the already delivered prosthetic services is denied. The prosthetic provider is being penalized by CMS, taking back the
reimbursement made to the prosthetic provider, for the prescribed prosthesis, based on incomplete documentation by the physician. CMS has placed the burden of determining a patient’s activity level and appropriate prosthetic component selection on the physician. Most physicians do not have the time, resources or training to perform a thorough prosthetic assessment. CMS looks at this as a cost savings to health care, by placing the burden of medical necessity and functional levels, on those that are less knowledgeable Who will suffer the most by the CMS mandate? The amputee patient. Patients who have the desire and motivation to return to a normal functional level will be limited due to these new regulations. Patient needs will be determined by those with less understanding of the highly specialized ield of pros-
thetics, rather than the Certiied Prosthetists, who are highly trained and skilled in determining medical necessity and functional levels in selecting appropriate prosthetic design in order to maximize a patient’s ability to reach their potential Prosthetic technology is moving forward, while CMS compromises accessibility to prosthetic care. The latest technology in both upper and lower extremity prosthetics is available through Donald W. Holmes, CPO, at Northern Orthopedic Laboratory, Inc., where experience and knowledge is foremost in providing the most appropriate prosthesis to meet individual functional needs. Donald Holmes, CPO, Director of Prosthetic and Orthotic Clinical Services of Northern Orthopedic Laboratory, Inc, (NOL) is a certiied prosthetist/orthotist credentialed by the American Board for Certiication in Orthotics and Prosthetics
(ABC) and is now in his 44th year of practice. Mr. Holmes has served his profession as president of the AAOP (American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, responsible for continuing education), president of ABC (national credentialing and accreditation body) and national ofice chairman. Past chairman of the .ABC Professional Discipline Committee and served on the Facility Accreditation Committee. He was chief in prosthetic research at Northwestern University in Chicago, 111. Prior to establishing NOL in 1981. NOL, an ABC-accredited facility provides a modern, in-house laboratory that allows prompt design and fabrication of prosthetic and orthotic systems. The professional staff is trained and qualiied to provide the latest P&O technology. For further information call 782-9079.
Lowville Sport and Farm: Serving the community since 1979
Lowville Sport and Farm is located three and one half miles south of Lowville, just off Route 12 on the East Martinsburg Road. They have been serving the community since 1979. They sell, service and stock parts and accessories for the homeowner and commercial user alike. Lowville Sport and Farm has been a Honda dealer since 1981. They carry a full line of sport and utility ATVs as well as dirt bikes and motorcycles from 50cc to 1800cc. In addition, they have a large variety of Honda power equipment including generators, pumps, snowblowers, lawnmowers, trimmers, tillers and engines. Lowville Sport and Farm saw the need for a quality lawn and garden line of equipment in the Lewis County area. So they took on the Simplicity and Allis Chalmers brands. They now have lawn tractors, garden tractors, 4x4 subcompact tractors as well as a nice line-up of zero-turn mowers and full-size tillers. Prices on the mowers and zero turn start as low as $1,799 plus they come with a two-year warranty. In addition to the Honda Power Equipment and Simplicity/Allis Chalmers lawn and garden equipment, Lowville Sport and Farm also carries the Echo power equipment. They stock Echo chainsaws, which start at $199 and have a ive-year warranty. They also stock trimmers, power brooms and power pole saws. The addition of Echo allows Lowville Sport to sell a variety of equipment not available through Honda plus offer a quality product at prices that compete with the box stores. Lowville Sport and Farm also stocks a wide variety of Keeway scooters. They offer many models and styles in the 50cc and 150cc sectors. The 50cc models do not require a motorcycle license to operate. They are fun and fuel eficient plus offer lots of storage. The 150cc models do require a motorcycle license to operate and are light, nimble and offer great fuel eficiency as well. Lowville Sport and Farm carries four different brands of snowplows to meet your snow removal needs. They carry Fisher, Boss, Western and, new this year, Airflow. They carry everything from small homeowner plows for small pickups and SUVs to large v-plows for commercial use. This last year, Lowville Sport and Farm significantly increased their trailer inventory. They now stock many types of trailers including dump trailers, snowmobile trailers, car haulers, pwc trailers, enclosed trailers and even a hydraulic dump trailer for your ATV. They carry Triton, BRI-MAR, XRT, MTI and Karavan. The farm line includes equipment manufactured by Badger, Miller Pro, Ideal, Wic and Miraco. The business is owned by Terry and Minette Thisse. Employees at the dealership include Dan Powlin, Travis Forney, Bev Dunn, Tim Everson and Mike Lee. They are open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or by appointment.
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Family-run eatery credits success to quality service, food Bev & Co. store sells range of stylish women’s apparel in downtown Sackets Harbor
Art’s Jug on Huntington Street, Watertown, will turn 80 this April,— and you’re invited to help celebrate. The story of what was once known as the Stone Jug begins in the 1930s, when Attilio and Marie Anzalone Sboro opened the landmark restaurant serving meatball and sausage sandwiches. Fifteen years later, Mrs. Sboro changed the name to Art’s Jug in honor of her son, Arthur, who had returned from service in World War II. He tipped his hat to his parents and decided to run a second eatery that Mr. and Mrs. Sboro had just opened across town. “When my father got back from the war in 1943, my grandparents started a place on State Street called the State Street Restaurant,” Art’s Jug owner Steven P. Sboro said. “He ran that for a few years. Then in 1946, he came to Art’s Jug to take over for my grandparents. I came along to work with my father in the early ’70s.” Together with his brother Arthur V., Steven Sboro began to learn what it was like not only to operate a restaurant, but to create unique recipes and sauces that would make the small eatery stand out from the dozens of other places that were popping up all over Watertown. “There used to be quite a few independent family-owned restaurants in Jefferson County. Now there are less than a handful. I credit our survival to exquisite customer service and fantastic home-cooked food,” Mr. Sboro said. That home-cooked food started in the 1930s on Coffeen Street with the crank of a pasta maker. That little macaroni factory was a small building just a few feet from the Sboro home on Coffeen Street. Today it is Sboro’s Restaurant, which turned 20 last year. It is yet another milestone that young Arthur Sboro hopes to see grow for even more decades to come. “It’s nostalgic, no doubt,” he said. “Both restaurants are. But there’s a little bit of pressure with it too. Sboro’s has been here for 20 years and Art’s Jug for 80 years. We’d like to see them both continue for 80 more.” Art’s Jug has done a number of things to make the original family-owned eatery stand out. From fundraisers for the Children’s Miracle Network to being the only restaurant open during the aftermath of the ice storm in 1998, the mainstay has made its mark for sure. . SACKETS HARBOR — Renee Neiderman is owner of Bev & Co, a women’s clothing and gift sto on Main Street, founded in 1978 in Homer, by her mother. They expanded to Sackets Harbor after purchasing a home in the area and falling in love with the waterfront town. Bev & Co. has all your favorite clothing lines like Habitat, Iridium, Fat Hat, Comfy, CMC, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Ruby Road and so many more! We are proud to offer more than a dozen “Made in America!” brands with more to come in the future. It also has a full line of
Silver Bench Jewelry marks 12th year Medical-evaluation service launches website
CROGHAN — Lisa Nortz is marking the 12th year of her business, Silver Bench Jewelry, 8272 Soft Maple Road east of Croghan. The studio is open by appointment (call 315-346-6805) as it has moved into a small cabin on the back of the property and no longer has a dedicated retail space. Items for sale include rings, handmade chains, pendants, cuff bracelets, belt buckles, earrings, pins and necklaces. Ms. Nortz is a second generation silversmith, having learned the art from her parents, Butch and Pat Bramhall. Her business provides quality workmanship, custom design and individual style. Her jewelry is always available at Marguerite’s Cranberry Emporium, a gift shop at 7614 North State St., Lowville, and she maintains a large selection of jewelry there year round and occasionally sets up there with all of her jewelry at various holidays. She attends artisan shows throughout Northern New York, with the schedule on her website, www.silverbenchjewelry. com. Silver Bench Jewelry is on Facebook with photos of her latest work and schedule updates. “This year my focus is on incorporating many of the natural stones from around the world in my designs,” Ms. Nortz writes. ” “If you would like to earn free jewelry, consider hosting a SBJ home party. As the hostess, all you need to do is invite your friends and provide some snacks. I will come into your home and set up my jewelry for a couple of hours and your friends can browse at their leisure. I provide the invitations and a door prize, .” CARTHAGE — It was another banner year for IMEC Independent Medical Evaluation Co. LLC, 111 Riverside Drive, reports Amy McEathron, president. The company continued to grow, adding another position to accommodate the increased volume of business. IMEC, opened in 2006, has just launched a website after several months of planning and design: www.IMECNYS. com. There you can fully explore IMEC and its work, its employees and their roles, and take a look at the full range of services that IMEC offers. You can read about how the business has been growing. “Approaching our seventh year in business, we are so proud to continue to call Carthage our home. We are excited about the promise of 2013 and where you will ind us next year.” Call IMEC at 315-493-4377 for your personal introduction to independent medical evaluations.
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Northern New York Community Foundation forges new partnerships
The Northern New York Community Foundation, established in 1929, continues to strive to inform the community of the variety of options community foundations can provide donors, nonprofit organizations and schools in support of a broad range of community interests. Although the Foundation began in Jefferson County, in recent years, it has expanded its services, grantmaking and scholarship programs to Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. In January, Max DelSignore joined the Foundation as coordinator of donor services. This newly created position is designed to help increase outreach and collaboration with donors, professional advisors, nonprofit organizations, schools, and the community at large. He joins April Fallon, coordinator of partnerships, Shari Scott, controller, and Rande Richardson, executive director. The Foundation is also working with more nonproit partners and schools to build their endowments for enhanced long-term sustainability and growth. Recent partners include Beaver River Central School District, Hay Memorial Library, Hospice of Jefferson County, Potsdam Central School, Massena Music Friends, Orchestra of Northern New York, Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, St. Lawrence Power & Equipment Museum, Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, United Church of Madrid and Watertown Urban Mission. The Community Foundation also recently partnered with HydeStone Mechanical Contractors to establish a charitable foundation for the company. The Community Foundation offers donors a variety a vehicles for giving, including individual, family and business named donor advised funds, named scholarship, ield of interest and designated funds, geographic/ community speciic funds, organizational/agency funds, memorial and legacy funds, sensible alternatives to private foundations and charitable gift annuities. These are available to donors at all levels whom wish to have a meaningful, lasting impact on their respective communities. Giving through the Community Foundation can also provide significant tax advantages. Funds can be established for the benefit of specific charities, schools, churches or geographic areas and can be easily tailored to accomplish speciic charitable objectives as well as perpetuate individual, family and business legacies of giving back. For more information, call (315) 782-7110 or visit www. nnycf.org or www.facebook. com/nnycf.
Northern Orthopedic Lab marks 29th year
Northern Orthopedic Laboratory, Inc. celebrates its 29th year of providing Prosthetic and Orthotic patient management in Northern New York. Located at 1012 Washington St., Watertown, NY, it was started in 1980 by Donald W. Holmes, CPO and has grown over the years to include a staff of 9 professionals with ofices located in Syracuse, Ogdensburg and Potsdam. The ofices are accredited by the American Board for Certiication in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics, Inc. assuring the consumer of the highest level of patient care. Each patient care facility is equipped with a laboratory to design, fabricate, adjust and repair upper and lower extremity prostheses as well as upper, lower and spinal orthoses. In addition to providing custom orthotic and prosthetic devices, Northern Orthopedic Lab also stocks many off-the-shelf items and specialty footwear. The professional staff of NOL, Inc. offer the latest technology and materials in providing the highest quality of care at the most cost effective level for its patients. NOL Inc. has working relationships with over 350 manufacturers who ity of prosthetic management and equipment available to not only improve their quality of life, but to help them return to their normal routine. A Certiied Orthotist (CO) provides consultations, evaluates and designs supportive or corrective devices for arms, legs and spinal maladies. Prosthetists and Orthotists utilize training in biomechanics, gait analysis/ patho mechanics, kinesiology, pathology, materials science, research methods, and diagnostic-imaging techniques to research, design, and fabricate the most appropriate, eficient, reliable, and cost effective device for each patient at Northern Orthopedic Laboratory, Inc. In addition to servicing patient’s needs in each of NOL Inc.’s four ofices, Practitioners also provide services to those in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers for inpatients / residents, veteran’s clinics, and cerebral palsy clinics. NOL. Inc. also has a 24-hour, 7-day a week oncall service for patient’s requiring emergency services or assistance. Northern Orthopedic Laboratory, Inc. provides a full billing service for its’ patients and their families accepting Medicare, Medicaid, Excellus BCBS (all plans), as well as PHCP, Pomco, VA, Tricare, MVP, MVP Select, St. Lawrence Lewis, HealthScope, Fidelis, Total Care and Empire Plan enrollees. Cigna, Preferred Care, Aetna, PHCS / Multiplan, APA Partners, Tech Health, Resolve, Vesid, MDA and Medicare replacement plans, Worker’s Compensation, and No Fault Carriers. Empire for State employees (Pomac) effective January 1, 2005.
Dano’s in Felts Mills: 15 years of ‘more than great pizza’
FELTS MILLS —Dano’s Pizzeria & Restaurant in Felts Mills has been serving the Fort Drum and surrounding areas great food for the past 15 years. We only use the inest ingredients and our dough is made fresh daily. The Pizza Buffet is unmatched and is a daily lunch choice for many soldiers and ofice workers from Fort Drum and for many people from the communities around Felts Mills. Our Soup and Salad bar is also a fan favorite with ive soup choices daily and the freshest salad bar around. Our Macaroni, Potato and Pasta Salads as well as our Coleslaw are all homemade and available on the salad bar year round. We now offer several Italian dishes like Chicken Parmesan and Fettuccine Alfredo. Our homemade Lasagna and Macaroni and Cheese are mouthwatering and illing. If you’re still hungry after all that, just try a slice of our desert pizza. It only takes one bite to be hooked. We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers and make your Dano’s experience more memorable. One way we thought would bring more value to our customers is to offer you full service dinners as well as a great selection of beer and local wines. We have both draught and bottled beer and a variety of wines from Coyote Moon. Along with offering beer and wine we will be implementing table service and wait staff from 5pm to close every night. You won’t have to come to the counter and place your order any longer. Now you will be greeted and seated by a host and a server will take your order at your table. We are keeping the Dinner Pizza Buffet, Salad Bar and Soup Bar, the only difference now is that you will order those items from your server at your table. You decide if you want to eat from our great buffets or have us bring you one of our delicious appetizers, salads or entrees to your table or choose a combination of both, whatever you want. We will offer weekly appetizer and entrée specials as well as a variety of delectable desserts. We will begin this change in the next few weeks. The Lunch Buffet will continue as usual, no changes except for the addition of two more soup options on our delicious Soup Bar. We will be offering a 20 percent discount (food only) for any dine-in Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm-closing
represent over 40,000 orthotic and prosthetic products and materials. This selection provides the practitioners with the ability to fabricate and dispense the most reliable, technologically advanced devices to the consumer. A wide variety of services are available for adults and children, including upper and lower extremity prostheses; hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, arm, wrist, hand orthoses; custom molded and specialty footwear including foot orthotics, lifts, shoe repair; and spinal bracing for fractures and back pain. NOL Inc.’s professional staff includes one Certiied Prosthetist and two Certiied Orthotists. A Certiied Prosthetist (CP) provides consultations, evaluates, designs, and fabricates artiicial limbs or prostheses. Patients are provided with the highest qual-
Foy Agency Inc.: third generation of insurance professionals
The Foy Agency, Inc. is a family-owned Independent Insurance Agency, which is now in their third generation and 63rd year of business. The agency was founded by Francis and Rosemary Foy out of their home on Roberts Road in Deer River. Around 1960 they purchased the former school building in Deer River and operated from that facility for a number of years. There are now three convenient ofices in Lewis County with the main ofice at 3997 Deer River Road in Deer River, 97954 Main St., Croghan and 7650 State St., Lowville. Thomas P. Foy, CPCU, president, states; “The success of our irm has clearly been with the ine individuals within our organization.” They presently have a total of 13 employees taking care of the needs of their clients. The average Foy Agency employee has been there 25 years. In fact, ive employees have been at the Foy Agency in excess of 30 years.As an Independent Insurance Firm, the Foy Agency represents several national and regional insurance carriers. Some of those Insurance carriers are National Grange Mutual, Great American Insurance Company, Kemper Insurance Companies, Dryden Mutual Insurance Company and many others. Their clients include families, businesses and not-for-proit organizations. We walk our clients through the claim process and many times we are able to issue the claim payment directly from our ofice the same day. Following a claim a letter is mailed to each and every client inquiring about our service during that time of need. The selfstamped addressed envelope directs those questionnaires directly to Tom Foy’s personal and conidential attention. Those responses are carefully analyzed and 99.3% of them give a very favorable response. You may reach us in Deer River at 493-2391, Croghan at 346-6378 and our Lowville ofice at 376-2731.
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Carthage Area Hospital meets slew of challenges to provide quality healthcare
By BRIAN SCOTT
CAH BOARD PRESIDENT
& ADIL AMEER
STRATEGIC ADVISOR TO THE BOARD AND INTERIM CEO
CARTHAGE — The past year has been a challenging year for most health care organizations in the north country, the state of New York, as well as the entire United States of America. With the tremendous need to balance the budget and reduce the national debt, there is a loud and vocal debate going on in the entire country to examine and address the rapidly increasing expenditures for the entitlement programs, particularly Medicare and Medicaid. This debate and decision is further complicated by the increasing number of the elderly population in the U.S., which then increases the number of Medicare and Medicaid beneiciaries and results in a substantial growth in demand for health
care services across the entire country. The Carthage Area Hospital (CAH) is an organization that has faced many signiicant challenges this past year. These challenges included substantial changes in hospital leadership, changes in the utilization and reimbursement dynamics of rural health care organizations, including keeping pace with the investment required to accommodate the health care technology transition. It has been very gratifying that in these tough and transitional times the CAH Board of Trustees, the Foundation, the auxiliary, the physicians, the employees of the Carthage Area Hospital and the entire community which represents the heart and soul of CAH, have made a very important and successful effort to pro-
vide the leadership, commitment and required support to maintain financial viability. This effort was critically needed to keep the hospital focused and directed towards its essential mission of providing high quality health care services to all the people in this area who seek health care services at CAH. During this year, we have realized that the challenges an organization faces do not deine the organization. The organization is deined by the way in which the leadership and staff respond and react to those challenges. It is in that response that you find the heart and soul of an organization; that which keeps it alive. It is clear to us that the heart and soul of Carthage Area Hospital are undeniably committed to ensuring that the people who walk
through the doors are guaranteed to receive the highest quality of care we can possibly provide. Despite our challenging times, Carthage Area Hospital has celebrated a lot of successes in the past year. We have defined critical priorities that will help us to focus on the important healthcare services the community needs. We have transitioned clinics to other providers to streamline operations and enhance efficiency. These were not easy decisions to make, but we know that the people in those communities will continue to receive care from our partners. We made significant improvements in our billing and collections processes and accounts receivable management. We received inancial support from multiple Community
Development Agencies, which in turn has helped us to provide a foundation for organizational advancement. We received a $9.1 million grant from the Department of Health which will allow CAH the opportunity to continue to provide services and evolve as a high quality healthcare organization. Meadowbrook Terrace is scheduled to open this winter, creating 39 full and part time jobs. We are also very excited to announce that CAH was chosen as the Oficial Healthcare Provider of the 1000 Islands Privateers Hockey Team. We continue to recruit outstanding health care providers to improve the availability of healthcare services in the communities we serve. During 2013, Carthage Area Hospital will focus on developing and enhancing our key
services, including OB/GYN, orthopedics, behavioral health services and the Emergency Department. We will continue to monitor performance, create efficiencies and respond to the needs of our community by developing and implementing new programs and services that are needed. Regardless of what the next year brings to us, Carthage Area Hospital will continue to provide quality healthcare to the community and rise beyond our challenges and continue to meet the needs and expectations of our communities. We will do this because our heart and soul will not let us do anything else. We take care of people, and we take care of the communities we serve. Thank you for giving us all the opportunity to serve you!
McLear’s in Ogdensburg invites customers to take part in Unitron hearing aid trial program
OGDENSBURG — McLear’s Hearing Aid Sales and Service has been selected and certiied to participate in the Flex:trial program, an initiative launched by hearing aid manufacturer Unitron. “We’re pleased and honored to be one of a relative few hearing healthcare providers from across the country that will be participating in the Flex:trial program,” said owner Mel McLear. “More importantly, we see this as a tremendous benefit to hearing-impaired individuals in our community,” he said. Flex:trial gives customers the opportunity to try new hearing aids in their everyday life without any upfront cost of commitment. At the end of the trial period, participants may choose to purchase hearing aids, or they may return the Flex:trial hearing aids without any cost or further obligation. “Flex:trial differs from other hearing aid trial programs, which require consumers to pay for hearing aids before the trial begins and then pursue a refund if they’re not satisfied,” explained McLear. “Essentially,” he said, “we’re allowing patients to experience the hearing aids at home and in other familiar environments, while removing all upfront costs and risks.” Although designed for everyone who has a hearing loss, McLear believes Flex:trial will particularly appeal to hearing-impaired individuals who have been reluctant to consider hearing aids due to uncertainty about what they are getting for their investment. In addition, this program offers a great option for current hearing aid wearers who may be interested in experiencing the latest in technological advances and new features. Interested customers may call McLear’s Hearing Aid at 713-6790 if they want to know more about the Flex:trial program or are interested in scheduling a Flex:trial consultation. McLear’s Hearing Aid is located at 3 Lyons Place, third floor, Suite 305, Ogdensburg.
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Plaza Salon owner celebrating Wise Woman: modern healthcare in a classic setting 32 years as professional stylist
For over 27 years, The Plaza Beauty and Tanning Salon in the Watertown Shopping Plaza has been the premier place for your beauty and hair care needs. Owner-operator Theresa Derrigo Delaney brings 32 years of experience to the salon business. Theresa opened the Plaza Beauty and Tanning Salon on June 15, 1985 in the back of what was an established barbershop. Eight years later Theresa took over the entire operation, renovated the salon, expanded to accommodate 7 hairdressers and purchased all new equipment including a tanning bed. Theresa is proud of her local roots. She attended St. Anthony’s Parochial School, Immaculate Heart Center School and the Charles Bohlen Career and Technical Center graduating in 1979. Theresa’s work is displayed nightly on WWNT-TV. She has been the exclusive stylist for 6 pm News Anchor Anne Richter since 1993. Theresa was the irst in the North Country to be certified for Bio-lonic hair straightening, which is formaldehyde free. There are many issues about the use of formaldehyde for the clients as well as for the stylist. OSHA checked out the Bio-lonic hair straightening system, based in Los Angeles, and found the product contains protein, natural henna, and mineral complex. Theresa’s talented and fully licensed staff offers a complete range of services including cuts, coloring, foiling, acrylic nails, manicures, pedicures, tanning packages, and up-do’s for formal events and balls. The salon also offers a variety of professional hair care products including Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Goldwell, as well as the new Italian hair color Baco. We are seeking professional stylist to join our staff. Call Theresa at 315-786-1090. Wise Woman women’s health care service, 172 Clinton St., is in a building constructed in the 1880’s. This older details give the place a comfortable feel. But with the old fashioned comfort is uptodate care. In 1996 the center did the irst Burch procedures at at Samaritan Medical Center. It helps to have that many years of surgical experience, but surgery keeps advancing. The center is doing procedures now that hadn’t even been developed then, and since it stopped deliveries and focused more on women’s health care, pelvic loor problems and incontinence,there’s been more time for training. A robot now offers minimally invasive, small-incision surgery to more women than before, minimally invasive support procedures, and newer incontinence
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Calla Lillies has large selection of gifts including syrup, chocolates
SACKETS HARBOR — Calla Lillies Gift Shop in historic downtown Sackets Harbor, in operation since 2006, has a large representation of USA, regional and local products from jewelry to maple syrup. You can ind wine and women accessories, greeting and photo cards, Sackets Harbor-related items, Mary Meyer and Taggies children’s lines, candles, pottery, glassware, puzzles, clothing and much more. A popular item is a scrumptious selection of locally made chocolates and trufles. In March of this year, a newly renovated and expanded loor space will be completed allowing Calla Lillies to introduce several new lines of merchandise. The store is open daily year-round. Phone 646-6070. email email@example.com, visit www.amazon.com/shops/callalilliesshop or ind Calla Lillies on Facebook.
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In 1995 Stephanie Davis attended Jefferson–Lewis BOCES and completed her education in cosmetology. Over the past 18 years she has earned certiications in haircutting, styling, straightening, and color. In March 2007 Stephanie studied under the world’s leading color team educators at the Goldwell color academy in Rochester. They awarded her the certiication of Color Specialist. Previously she attend Goldwell Color academy and received her Master Colorist certiication in June 2007. She has also studied haircutting techniques in the newest styles and trends, including a workshop in 2008 with Mary Baldasty, one of Goldwell’s leading artists. In 2009 she attended a two day workshop in Albany with four-time NAHA winner John Simpson, National Goldwell Artist, concentrating on haircutting and color techniques. Later in 2009 Stephanie spent time with KMS California Artistic Team Member Amedeo DeRango presented by Goldwell for KMS’s haircutting shop. Last November she spent time in the DevaCurl cutting lab to be certiied in cutting natural curly hair, with a concentration on products by DevaCurl. Appointments with Stephanie are available by calling 783-5464, emaling sleekbody22040@gmail. com or in person at Plaza Beauty Tanning Salon, 1312 Washington St., where styling products and gift certiicates are available.
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Hefferon Real Estate serving NNY since ‘84
Hefferon Real Estate has been bringing buyers and sellers together since 1984 when the business was founded by Thomas Hefferon. Lisa L’Huillier Ruggiero has been a New York State Licensed Realtor since 1990 and started her real estate career with Hefferon Real Estate. On January 1, 2000, Mr. Hefferon presented Mrs. Ruggiero (who uses her maiden name for her business) with an opportunity she couldn’t refuse - to become the sole owner and broker of Hefferon Real Estate. The agency is currently comprised of 10 Realtors® who provide full time, full service experience in all aspects of real estate transactions. Several of Hefferon Real Estate’s sales staff are Certiied Buyer Representatives (CBR) and accredited Buyer Representatives, thus providing them expertise at buyer agency. Their sales team is dedicated to providing the utmost in professional services in a friendly environment. They specialize in military relocations and offer bilingual (Spanish/English speaking associates. Hefferon Real Estate has several Graduates of the Realtor Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representatives (ABR) and The National Association of Realtor’s newest designation, The Green Designation. Mrs. Ruggiero has earned the GRI, CBR, ABR and Green designations as well as the new HOMES (Housing Our Military with Excellent Service) certiication. Mrs. Ruggiero, who is a graduate of General Brown High School and a graduate of Ithaca College, is a member of the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors and irst became an oficer of the Board of Directors in 1993. She rose through the ranks holding various positions and became President of the Board from 1998 to 2000 followed by a 3-year term as Director. Mrs. Ruggiero has served on various committees with the Board including past member of the Grievance committee and is currently a member of the Multiple Listing Service committee. In 1997, Mrs. Ruggiero’s peers selected her as Realtor of the Year. She is a member of the Watertown Noon Rotary Club, the Smithville Fire Department serving as a Fire Police Oficer and the Watertown Housing Authority Board of Directors. Mrs. Ruggiero is also a member of the Family Counseling Services of Northern New York Board of Directors and is chair this year for their Kentucky Derby Day fundraiser to be held in May. She is a member of the Jefferson County Historical Society and is a member having served as 2012 President and currently the 2013 Secretary of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) Tri-County Chapter. Hefferon Real Estate is a member of the Greater Watertown Chamber of Commerce. Other afiliations include the New York State Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. When Mrs. Ruggiero first started in real estate 23 years ago, “the only way to ind listings was in a book.” “I would have to call that agent to ind out more information.,” she said. “The MLS eventually went online but wasn’t publicly available to be viewed – it was a closed system”. In 1998, the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors became the irst board in New York State to bring the MLS online for the general public to view. “When I became President of the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors in 1998, many Realtors thought that the public MLS would be the downfall of our industry. 14 years later, we now have a new MLS system with many more high-tech features that no one could have envisioned back in 1998”. Mrs. Ruggiero says “the Real Estate industry has really evolved into one that embraces the Internet because there are more opportunities to market properties on the Internet with Realtors’ interactive websites as well as public sites like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com that offer real estate reports and states to both Realtors and the general public”. “It is hard to believe that 23 years in real estate have passed. I have seen many changes over the years. There have been some fantastic years when the Markey was booming. One has to be creative even when the market is in a slow-down mode. When I irst took over ownership of Hefferon Real Estate, there were only 4 agents working in the ofice. I am very blessed to now have 10, truly remarkable agents working for me. They all bring great qualities and experience to the industry and, with their talents, I am very fortunate that Hefferon Real Estate is celebrating 29 years in operation.”
Jefferson Extension sets Student Government inale
Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County will be holding its final Student Government meeting, concluding a five week course with 28 area high school students with contributions from Jefferson County legislators. Student Government, a curriculum offered through Cornell’s 4-H educators, gives students an insight into Jefferson County’s local government, as well as State and Federal topics. Students gained hands on experience by asking questions and learning what it takes to run a county, write legislation and work with area organizations and media. This year, 14 area students joined together with 14 foreign exchange students. The high school students do not just learn about how our local government is structured but they are also able to talk to one another about the differences in government throughout other countries. The students toured such places as the Watertown International Airport, Jefferson County Legislative Building, Dulles State Office Building and many more. The last meeting will be concluded with a dinner held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Ofice, located at 203 North Hamilton Street, in Watertown, starting at 5 p.m. Approximately 12 local government oficials will join the students for a dinner and then open the doors to the legislative meeting starting at 7 p.m. Media is invited to join the students at the Jefferson County Legislative Building following the dinner. For more information contact Matt Greene at 788-8450.
Info technology symposium set June 5 at Clarkson
POTSDAM — Mark the date for 8 a.m. toyo5 p.m. June 5 at Clarkson University for the 4th Annual North Country’s Information Technology event of the year! You know the North Country Technology Symposium as the must attend event of 2013 for government/community service, healthcare, agriculture, and small business/industry leaders wanting to know how I.T. can increase sales, lower costs, and protect your future.
Dentist J. Richard Meagher brightens smiles in Carthage area
WEST CARTHAGE —The practice of J. Richard Meagher DDS, located at 40 Franklin St. Suite 3, offers a warm and professional atmosphere for all their patients. Dr. Meagher does all phases of general dentistry which includes: Fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, partials, root canals and extractions. Dr. Meagher has been in practice in the Carthage area for many years. He works hand-in-hand with his staff, which includes dental assistants Lesa Lyndaker, Cathy Meagher and Kaye Washburn; dental hygienists Kristina Wener and Susan Schwencke; and receptionist Lynda Washburn. Most of the staff has been with the practice several years. They are all the basis for making the patients feel special and comfortable while providing treatment. Dr. Meagher’s ofice accepts most insurances and credit cards. They also participate with MetLife, United Concordia, Delta Dental and Child Health Plus insurances. An appointment may be made by calling 493-1581. New patients are always welcome. Ofice hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ofice is closed Wednesday. If you would like more information you can go to our website: www.jrmeagherdds. com.
Dentist J. Richard Meagher, DDS with staff members Cathy Meagher, Lynda Washburn, Lesa Lyndaker, Kristina Wener, Susan Schwencky and Kaye Washburn. Find your smile
at 40 Franklin Street, West Carthage. The ofice is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday until 3 p.m. Call 493-1581 to make an appointment.
Watertown Medical Optical stores now licensed to dispense hearing aids
Early this year, Watertown Medical Optical Stores, located within Center For Sight Clinics, became licensed by New York State to dispense hearing aids. Hearing loss is very common, and so often goes untreated. The doctors at Center For Sight noticed how many of their older eye care patients also displayed signs of hearing loss; and, after researching the hearing aid industry, the business decided a hearing instrument dispensary was the perfect accompaniment to the Optical Store. One third of all Americans over the age of 60 have some hearing loss and that number jumps to one half of people over the age of 75. While hearing loss presents many social and communicative problems, it is also closely linked with problems with memory and cognitive functions. To build the hearing center, Watertown Medical Optical recruited Herb Condrey, a hearing instrument specialist with over seven years of experience. He brought in the technology and sound booths to the Watertown and Ogdensburg locations and is conducting free screenings to test patients for hearing loss. He is trained to dispense and service custom it hearing aids and staffs the hearing center ive days a week. Mr. Condrey states, “With new studies connecting hearing loss with dementia, it is more important than ever to have your hearing evaluated and to correct it if you do have a hearing loss.” To schedule a screening to determine if you have hearing loss, the Optical Stores have a dedicated Hearing Help Line: 788-1951. The hearing screenings are conducted in the Center For Sight building at the Watertown location at 1815 State Street and at the Ogdensburg location at 420 Ford Street. You can also visit the website at www.centerforsightnny.com. Some insurances are accepted our staff will be happy to check your insurance to ind out if hearing aids are covered by your plan.
Roggies’ Flooring Center Inc. beginning 8th year in business
LOWVILLE — Roggies’ Flooring Center Inc., 5809 Number 4 Road, is entering its eighth year in the looring business. The goal of co-owners Ben and LouAnn Roggie and Will and Dawn Roggie is to continue to provide the latest trends and styles in all types of looring. Their exclusive showroom offers a large array of displays of hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, vinyl and carpet that our customers can order from. The looring center is now offering in stock area rugs by Sphinx and Oriental Weavers, a variety of laminate looring, ceramic tile, hardwood and vinyl. They also offer carpet binding. The store is part of the Flooring Network Association which you can check out on their website at www.nrfdist.com. The partners offer service and products for small, one-room jobs to large commercial jobs such as banks, hotels, etc. No job is too big or too small. They also offer free estimates and measuring for your project needs. We want to take this opportunity to thank the community for their overwhelming support in making our seventh year a great success. As we come into our eighth year of business, we look forward to serving you with any of your looring needs, so stop in and check out our exclusive looring center. Roggies’ Flooring Center Inc. is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. The business can be reached at 376-8166 or by e-mail at RFC@centralny.twcBC.com or you can now visit us at our Web site www.roggieslooringcenter.com. Also check it out on Facebook.
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Cheney Tire: ‘it’s not just our job…it’s our passion’
Since 1954 Cheney Tire has provided their customers with professional automotive service. Their staff and equipment set the standards for today’s Hi-Tec vehicles. Today Cheney Tire continues to grow. With a staff of 36 people, Cheney Tire should be your irst choice when you need service for your car, light truck or commercial vehicle. They offer quality tires from top manufacturers including: Bridgestone, Firestone, Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Goodyear and many more. They specialize in custom wheels and accessories and offer professional installation of everything they sell. Their service department excels in the installation of lift kits and suspension work. They have a very unique small engine department manned by knowledgeable technicians with over 100 years of experience and the largest small engine parts department in the North Country. They have been selling Simplicity, Gravely and Snapper lawn and garden equipment for over 30 years.
Paddock Club an upscale establishment
The Paddock Club, in the historic Paddock Arcade on the west side of Public Square in downtown Watertown, is open from 2pm to 2am Monday through Sundays. Since taking ownership of the Paddock Club in the fall of 2005, Robert Dalton has transformed this one-room bar into an upscale five-room night club. He started with a dozen different martinis and now has a menu of 70 martinis and cosmopolitans, along with margaritas, mojitos and cocktails. He uses top shelf liquors and wines and has 30-plus bottled beers and eight draft beers on tap. There are drink specials each day and for Sundays he recently started a Bloody Mary Buffet where customers can add ingredients to make their Bloody Marys. There are seasonal drinks such as the Christmas Hopper and the Nuts and Berries Tini. In the fall, there are Pumpkin Spice and Apple Cider Martinis. During happy hour, snacks are served in oversized martini glasses on the bar and tables. Fresh- made hot popcorn is always available. With 3 rooms and extra tables set up in the Arcade for the overlow, the Paddock can accommodate a large crowd for a party or similar event. The original bar room has four televisions including a large lat screen. There is a window seat with pillows and several pub tables in the bar and middle room. Lovely artwork, elegant mirrors, gorgeous Tiffany light ixtures and lamps, candle lights and working ireplace give every room a soothing glow. The last room added in June 2007 has a stage for bands, a large dance loor and sound activated light show. A window area has a raised loor with a living room set. An antique church pew provides additional seating against the wall facing the stage. In 2006, Mr. Dalton received the Downtown Business Association Business of the Year Award. In November of 2011, Mr. Dalton once again expanded and added a kitchen to accommodate food for his guests and class reunions, Christmas parties, bridal showers and more. For more information visit paddockclubusa.com or Facebook/paddockclub.
Watertown Family YMCA programs provide ways to renew and refocus this spring
Spring is a great time to renew, refuel and refocus. The Watertown Family YMCA has many great events happening this spring. Presently its has e a Get Fit/Get Healthy Weight loss Challenge taking place through March, April and May. This is a membersonly event for individuals 16 and over. The challenge will include a weekly weigh-in, equipment demonstrations, bi-weekly seminars and weekly mini challenges There will also be prizes throughout the challenge, and for those members losing the most body weight. Our 25th Annual Shamrock Run sponsored by Ahlgrim Dental Ofice will take place on March 16 at 10Am. Visit our website to sign up at watertownymca.org. Our last big event this spring is the new Family Scavenger Hunt at Thompson Park and the Thompson Park Zoo on May 18 from 9-11Am. The event will include obstacles, puzzles, mental and physical challenges and a seek and ind component. For more information on any of the events, call the Downtown YMCA at 782-3100, the Fairgrounds Y at 755-9622 or the Carthage Y at 493-3286
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Beaver Camp and Maple Ridge Center: The experts in family fun
A young camper enjoys the rope swing at Beaver Camp.
This year’s Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for June 15-17 at Maple Ridge Center, 7421 East Road Lowville .
Beaver Camp is located at 8884 Buck Point Road, Lowville (376-2640, www. beavercamp.org). The camp features a scenic Adirondack location, a state-of-the-art challenge course, accommodations including motel units and cabins and expert food service. 2013 Summer Children’s Camp schedule July 7-12 — Ages 11-12; July 14-19 — Ages 8-10 and
12-13; July 21-26 — Ages 10-11 and 13-14; July 28-Aug. 2 — Ages 8-10; Aug. 4-9 — Ages 10-11 and 13-14; Aug. 11-16 — TEEN CAMP! SHORT RESIDENT CAMP (ages 7-8) — July 28-30; FINE ARTS CAMP (ages 9-12) — July 7-12; GYMNASTICS (ages 9-12) — July 7-12; FISHING CAMP I (ages 1314) — July 7-12;
FISHING CAMP II (ages 1416) — July 21-26; ROCK AND CAVE (ages 1518) — July 14-19; LOWS LAKE CANOE (ages 13-18) — Aug. 4-9; OUTPOST CAMP (ages 1113) — July 28-Aug. 2; and DAY CAMP (ages 6-8) — Aug. 19-23. 2013 Program Schedule Scrapbook Retreat I — April 12-13; Scrapbook Retreat II — April 26-27;
Parent-Child Canoe — May 3-5; Family Service Weekend — May 10-12; Beaver Camp Auction — July 7-8, Lewis County Fairgrounds; Grandparent/Grandchild — July 31-Aug. 2; Family Shenanigans — Aug. 16-18; Fall Family Retreat — Oct. 4-6; Scrapbook Retreat III — Oct. 25-27;
Scrapbook Retreat IV — Nov. 15-16 and Marriage Retreat — Nov. 1-2.
June 14-16 — Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival featuring Hall of Fame band Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver (www.tughillbluegrass.com). Dates TBA — Fall Harvest of the Arts Festival and Kite Festival. This year’s Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for June 14-16 at Maple Ridge Center and features a super talented line-up.
MAPLE RIDGE CENTER
Maple Ridge Center is located at 7421 East Road, Lowville (376-4963, www.mapleridgecenter.com). The longest and fastest sliding hill in the north country can be found here along with one of the premier bluegrass festivals in the Northeast. Facilities are available for rental year round.
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Avon Shoes: 3-generation store, in Watertown for 87 years now, still making strides in business
One of the oldest operating family businesses in the North Country dates back to 1925 and has always been located in the historic Public Square retail arena. The Martini family as a whole is involved in making the business thrive. Second generation Renald “Ren” and his two sons Bob and Mike it customers to custom orthotics shoes and inserts while Mrs. Martini handles the paperwork. “What our customers really get from shopping here is the personal experience of having someone there to really it a shoe to you personally”, says Mike Martini. “There is no standardization in shoe size and it, we can make even the smallest adjustment, which could make someone with a bad back or bad knees feel better.” Running a business for 87 years during one of modern day America’s toughest economic environments isn’t always easy, but the Martini family believes they have the formula igured out. “There is a sense of responsibility and pride that Avon Shoes has been able to weather the storms and stores have come and gone,” Michael said. “The fact that we’re still here, very viable and very busy, I guess that’s a testament to being able to take care of people.
For groceries and gas, shop at the Carthage Market.
Stop by Carthage Market, 120 Riverside Dr., Carthage, for groceries and gas. The market is open from 5
a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. The business, owned by Wayne and Barb Williams, is a full-line gro-
cery store with fresh meat cut daily. Check out their weekly specials in their ad.
Disabled Persons Action Organization provides individualized, family services
Disabled Persons Action Organization, 617 Davidson St., provides quality and effective individualized services for developmentally disabled children and adults and their families. One of our goals is to help families cope with the day-to-day stress of caring for their loved ones. We work diligently to keep our consumers at home with their parents and/or caregivers for as long as possible. DPAO presently serves over 500 families in Jefferson and Lewis Counties and provides several programs including Day-Hab, Residential Habilitation and Respite Services. The Overnight Respite Program provides care for extended periods allowing families of the disabled to do things many of us take for granted such as going out for an entire evening or getting away for a weekend. DPAO has seen incredible growth over the last three decades, currently employing over 160 full and part time employees serving both Jefferson and Lewis County. DPAO currently has part time Direct Care positions available working with developmentally disabled children and adults. The working schedule is very lexible as positions cover afternoon, evening and week-end hours. The agency has positions open at its Lowville sites. The agency’s Recreation Program has positions available too. The program hours are evenings and week-ends. The staff must be willing to work a lexible schedule. DPAO’s Lewis County site will also be hiring summer part time staff to work the agency’s summer recreation program. Applications are available at For more information call DPAO at 782-3577.
(Made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cumo and the New York State Legislature and administrated by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.)
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Award winning sales and service at Gamble’s in Carthage
Gamble Distributors Inc., 37231 State Route 3, Carthage, has been serving Northern New York for over 63 years. They offer one-stop shopping to individuals and businesses with their two divisions: a distribution center and a retail store. They have been able to be in business all of those years by offering quality products backed up by the best in sales and service. Gamble Distributors offer MTD Lawn and Garden Parts, Troy-Bilt parts and units to dealers in different regions of New York State. Their distribution center also staffs an in-house call center for MTD customers in New York. Gambles Distribution Center has been named the MTD Central Distributor of the Year for the second Year in a row! This award was based on Gamble Distributors outperforming seven other Distributors in the United States. Gamble Distributors Distributes MTD Lawnmower, Snow thrower, and Wood splitter Parts and TroyBilt Units to Dealers throughout The State. Gamble Distributors was also appointed the exclusive Distributor for Country Clipper Zero Turn mowers and Parts for the North East United States. Gamble’s retail store, at the same location, carries the Polaris line-up of snowmobiles, ATVs and Rangers, and all accessories to compliment your needs. During the winter months they carry a complete line of Cub Cadet, TroyBilt and Ariens snow throwers. The retail store offers a full line of marine products from Sweetwater, SanPan and Aqua Patio pontoon boats, Polar Kraft aluminum boats, Stingray powerboats, Hurricane Deck boats, Yamaha Waverunners, and Yamaha outboards... all trailered by Eagle, Yacht Club and Triton trailers. Gamble’s is also pleased to announce they have won the prestigious Nautic Global Group Godfrey Marine “Silver Sales Award” For Outstanding Achievement as a Nautic Global Group Dealer. Gamble’s also retails lawn and garden products by Ferris commercial mowers, Country Clipper Zero turn mowers, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Shindaiwa, Husqvarna and Agri-Fab. Gamble, with a staff of more than 25, is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.Call 493-2270, or visit www.gogambles.com.
Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics:bionic technology leader
Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics,LC, 316 Sherman St., Watertown, continues to expand its state-of-the-art orthotic and prosthetic services throughout Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties.Roger R. Howard, CPO, owner and director,is recognized as the premier orthotic and prosthetic specialist in Northern New York. Two years ago, Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics became one of 13 facilities that started working with the most advanced leg system that imitates the combined functions of the foot, ankle and calf — the PowerFoot BiOM by iWalk. Numerous HOP patients have been itted with the BiOM PowerFoot and were put through rigorous testing in the effort to help perfect the technology. Mr.Howard, has taken the technology to the next level by introducing his amputee patients to the new Ossur Symbionic Leg. the world’s irst complete bionic leg. It combines a microprocessor knee and a powered microprocessor foot with proactive ankle flexion for transfemoral and knee disarticulation amputees. Quite simply, it means the Symbionic Leg allows its wearers to walk naturally with more conidence symmetry and safety. The advanced prosthetic features an intelligent terrain adaptation that provides stability on everyday surfaces, including grass, slopes and uneven ground without having to concentrate on every step. Numerous amputee patients have had the opportunity to be itted for the Symbionic Leg and the staff at HOP has been, and continues to be thrilled to be a part of the development of a product that will not only help, but also enhance the lives of amputees. Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics also provides full-service off-the-shelf braces for treatment of neck, shoulder, elbow, back, knee, ankle, foot and other ailments. HOP’s the BracePlace is the only full-time provider of customfit off-the-shelf orthotics in Jefferson County. Having an off-the-shelf orthotic custom it to a patient’s needs means the brace will be more effective and comfortable, making them more likely to wear it as instructed. The BracePlace is open to the public ive days a week, and walk-ins are welcome. Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics practice includes preoperative evaluations and ittings, and immediate postoperative ittings while patients are still in the operating room or at the hospital, as well as traditional out-patient care. Mr. Howard works with patients and in consultation with physicians to custom-design devices to help clients with shortterm needs caused by accident or injury as well as long-term needs such as the replacement of a lost limb. His state-of-theart orthotics and prosthetics are designed to meet speciic needs — from everyday use to such activities as running, swimming and skiing. HOP’s on-site laboratory also ensures less time you need to take out of your day. Our lab is fully equipped with the necessary machinery to adjust and fabricate orthotic and prosthetic devices the same day they are it. HOP is open five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.! HOP always welcomes new patients. Call 786-8973 or visit howardrehabcenter.com.
Johnson Lumber Company builds solid reputation
Johnson Lumber Co. on Route 26 in Denmark is owned by brothers Robert P. and Ronald J. Johnson, who as teens built their first sawmill in 1977 on Johnny Cake Road, just outside Carthage. The company, which employs 20 people, bought several pieces of equipment through online auctions between 2009 and 2011, taking advantage of low machinery prices The company sells its products, such as clear coat tongue and groove knotty pine and stained pine siding, to more than 200 retail lumber yards throughout New York State, and to wholesalers, who ship outside the state.. Eastern White Pine and Red Pine logs are bought “within a 200-mile radius of the mill. The operation primarily uses the Eastern White Pine logs. The new machinery allowed it to start offering pre-finished pine products. The equipment included an end matcher, which makes a tongue and groove on the end of each board.The new stain machine can apply waterbased stain to the wood product, which is dried by infrared heat. Two years ago, Johnson bought a Newman SS-30 shavings mill that allowed it to increase the amount of animal bedding it makes from byproducts.
M.R. Gaebel Inc. accounting, payroll pros to turn to at tax time
Small Business payroll and record keeping are an important part of the services offered at M.R. Gaebel Inc., 27 Barr Street, Carthage. “Our payroll services are an affordable, timely, local option to make doing payroll and recordkeeping easier,” said owner and CEO Gary E. Rowe. In addition, with the host of government agencies reporting requirements that are constantly changing, a business owner has to ask themselves... is it worth the risk? “ One area that M.R. Gaebel recently identiied a specialized need for small business owners was in the trucking and long hauler industry. “Anyone who registers a heavy highway motor vehicle in their name with a gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more has to file a form 2290,” explained Mr. Rowe. “The IRS encourages truckers to e-file. Electronic filing improves tax processing and saves them personal resources, including time and postage. “In addition, e-file reduces preparation and processing errors. MR Gaebel, Inc. is an approved e-file provider for Form 2290. This makes it simple, eficient, and then no need to go to Utica or Syracuse to ile.” M.R. Gaebel, Inc.offers personalized, professional, quality service together with CPA expertise, knowledge and experience, all at affordable rates. Together Mr. Rowe and his staff have a combined total of 115 years of not only tax preparation experience, but also in tax “controversies,” along with handling IRS liens and levys, IRS debts, innocent spouse relief, unfiled tax problems, and payroll. M.R. Gaebel Inc. also offers a complete line of individual services such as: tax returns; income, sales, and estate tax preparation; representation before IRS and New York State tax department; inancial management and consultation; inancial planning; and farm and agricultural services. “We take pride in all of our services and in the fact that our services are offered throughout the entire year, not just seasonally. Being local is also important to our clients,” Mr. Rowe said.” To schedule an appointment or for more information call 4931862, or visit www.mrgaebel. com.
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Community Bank System announces solid fourth quarter and full year operating results
Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE: CBU) reported fourth quarter 2012 net income of $18.8 million, or $0.47 per share, compared with $19.0 million, or $0.51 per share reported for the fourth quarter of 2011. Current quarter results included $0.5 million of acquisition-related expenses and a $2.5 million litigation settlement charge, or $0.05 per share. The Company reported full year earnings of $77.1 million in 2012, an increase of 5.4percent over the year ended Dec. 31, 2011. “Our fourth quarter and full year operating performance continued to be at very favorable levels and was characterized by solid revenue growth, strong organic loan generation, a continuation of our stable and favorable asset quality proile, and the successful completion of the branch acquisitions announced earlier in the year,” said President and Chief Executive Oficer Mark E. Tryniski. “We continue to focus on building additional value into our enterprise through selective acquisitions, disciplined lending and a consistent approach to business regardless of economic conditions. In September, we increased our quarterly dividend to $0.27 per share, or 3.8percent higher, marking the 20th consecutive year of dividend increases for the Company. We believe that this demonstrates the Company’s commitment to the payment of a meaningful and growing dividend as an important component of providing consistent and favorable long-term returns to our shareholders.” Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $86.2 million, an increase of $8.7 million, or 11.2percent , compared to the prior year fourth quarter. Net interest income increased 8.8percent from the prior year quarter to $60.0 million, the result of an $897 million increase in average interest-earning assets, comprised of an additional $536 million of investment securities (including cash equivalents) and a $361 million increase in average loans, from both organic and acquired sources. On a linked quarter basis, ending loans grew $53.1 million, and consistent with the irst three quarters of 2012, primarily in residential mortgage and consumer installment products. Although quarterly net interest income was up 8.8percent over the fourth quarter of 2011, the completion of the branch acquisitions (and its associated net liquidity characteristics) in the third quarter of 2012 contributed to a reduction in the Company’s net interest margin from 4.06percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 3.83percent in the current quarter, as expected. The fourth quarter’s net interest income included the receipt of the Company’s semi-annual dividend from the Federal Reserve Bank as well as certain loan-related fees which combined added approximately four basis points to the quarterly net interest margin. On a full year basis the Company’s net interest income increased $21.0 million, or 10.0percent , in 2012, a product of 15.4percent growth in interest-earning assets partially offset by a 19 basis-point decline in the net interest margin. Fourth quarter non-interest income increased $3.8 million to $26.2 million, compared with fourth quarter 2011, relecting increased beneits administration and consulting fees, higher deposit services fees and increased wealth management revenues. Employee beneits administration and consulting revenues were up 19.3percent compared to fourth quarter 2011, principally from the December 2011 acquisition of Metro-New York based, CAI Beneits (CAI). Wealth management fees were up $0.6 million, or 21.8percent over fourth quarter 2011, driven by solid gains in trust services and asset management. Deposit service fees of $12.6 million were up $1.6 million, or 14.3percent from fourth quarter of 2011, and included the activities of the branches acquired in the third quarter. Fourth quarter core operating expenses (excluding acquisition expenses and the litigation settlement charge) of $53.9 million, increased $6.2 million over the fourth quarter of 2011, and included the recurring operating expenses of the acquired branches as well as CAI. Yearto-date core operating expenses (excluding acquisition expenses and the litigation settlement charge) of $203.5 million were 9.7percent higher than 2011, and relect the aforementioned branch and CAI transactions, as well as the acquisition of the Wilber Corporation in April 2011. The results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2012 included an accrual of $2.5 million with respect to the settlement of a class action lawsuit, similar to other actions iled against more than 100 other inancial institutions in the United States over the last three years. The litigation settlement related to the processing of retail debit card transactions and its impact on overdraft fees. The Company had considerable afirmative defenses to the claims, however, the settlement the Company was able to achieve was, in its judgment, a superior outcome for shareholders when measured against the cost and the staff resources required for litigation. The full year 2012 effective income tax rate of 29.2percent was consistent with the 29.4percent rate in 2011, relecting proportionately similar levels of income being generated from fully taxable and non-taxable sources. million additional shares in support of the Company’s branch acquisitions completed in the third quarter, appreciation in the available-for-sale investment portfolio, and continued solid growth in retained earnings due to record levels of net income generation. Despite the completion of the branch acquisitions in the third quarter, the Company continued to strengthen its capital position as was evidenced by the 50 basis-point increase in the net tangible equity to net tangible assets ratio from the end of 2011. stock repurchase authorization In September, the Company increased its quarterly cash dividend to shareholders by 3.8percent , to $0.27 per share, marking its 20th consecutive year of annual increases. The increase earned the Company the distinction of being one of only 14 companies to become a new member of the S&P 1500 Dividend Aristocrats Index in 2012, signifying it has raised its annual regular cash dividend payment for at least 20 consecutive years. Based upon the closing price for a share of Community Bank System, Inc. common stock of $28.49 on Jan. 18, 2013, the $0.27 per share quarterly dividend represents an approximate annual yield of 3.8percent . In December, the Company’s board of directors also approved a stock repurchase program authorizing the repurchase, at the discretion of senior management, of up to 2.0 million shares of the Company’s common stock during a 12-month period starting on Jan. 1, 2013. The new repurchase authorization replaced an existing program which expired Dec. 31, 2012. 2972591. The recording will be archived until Jan. 23, 2014 and can be accessed at any point during this time at no cost. This earnings release, including supporting inancial tables, is available within the press releases section of the Company’s investor relations website at: http://ir.communitybanksystem. com. An archived webcast of the earnings call will be available on this site for one full year. Headquartered in DeWitt, Community Bank System, Inc. has $7.5 billion in assets and over 180 customer facilities. The Company’s banking subsidiary, Community Bank, N.A. operates across Upstate New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania, where it conducts business as First Liberty Bank & Trust. Its other subsidiaries include: Beneit Plans Administrative Services, Inc., a national employee beneits consulting and trust administration irm with ofices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas; the CBNA Insurance Agency, with ofices in ive northern New York communities; Community Investment Services, Inc., a wealth management irm delivering a wide range of inancial products throughout the Company’s branch network; and Nottingham Advisors, an investment management and advisory irm with ofices in Buffalo, N.Y. and North Palm Beach, Fla. For more information, visit: www.communitybankna. com or www.irstlibertybank.com.
The Company’s asset quality metrics continue to be markedly better than comparative peer and industry averages and illustrate the long-term effectiveness of the Company’s disciplined risk management and underwriting standards. Net charge-offs were $2.6 million for the fourth quarter, compared to $1.7 million for the third quarter of 2012 and $1.8 million for fourth quarter of 2011. Non-performing loans as a percentage of total loans at Dec. 31, 2012 were 0.75percent , down from the 0.81percent at Sept. 30, 2012, and down from 0.90percent of total loans at the end of last year. The total delinquency ratio of 1.92percent at the end of the fourth quarter was up 13 basis points from the end of the third quarter 2012, but 13 basis points lower than the 2.05percent level at Dec. 31, 2011. The fourth quarter provision for loan losses of $2.7 million was consistent with the third quarter and $1.1 million higher than the fourth quarter of last year. The allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans was 148percent at Dec. 31, 2012, compared to 139percent at Sept. 30, 2012, and 135percent as of Dec. 31, 2011.
Average earning assets for the fourth quarter were $6.67 billion, an increase of $39.0 million compared to third quarter of 2012, and up $897.3 million over the fourth quarter of 2011. Ending loans increased $394.6 million year-over-year, relecting strong organic growth from consumer mortgage and installment products and loans from the acquired branches. Average investment securities (including cash equivalents) of $2.83 billion for the fourth quarter were down 3.0percent from the third quarter, relective of contractual cash lows. Average deposits increased $167.0 million, or 3.1percent , compared to the third quarter of 2012, and were up $835.9 million from the fourth quarter of 2011, principally from the branch transactions. Quarter-end borrowings were $830.1 million, consistent with both the end of the third quarter of 2012 and the end of last year. Year-end shareholders’ equity of $902.8 million was $128.2 million, or 16.6percent , higher than Dec. 31, 2011. The year-overyear increase was driven by the January 2012 issuance of 2.1
Company management conducted an investor call Jan. 23 to discuss fourth quarter and fullyear results. An audio recording is available until March 31, and may be accessed at 1-888-2847564 (1-904-596-3174 if outside the United States and Canada) and entering access code
Sunset Tae Kwon Do Announces New Location
Sunset Tae Kwon Do has recently relocated its studio to 1511 Washington St. in Watertown. Head instructor, Victor Scott, announced the move was necessary due to the increased enrollment in the school. The studio includes 1500 square feet of training area, is fully matted and has mirrors to aid in teaching. Sunset Tae Kwon Do is a World Tae Kwon Do Federation School. The WTF is headquartered at the Kukkiwon in Seoul, South Korea. Black Belt Dan rankings from the school are issued by the WTF and are recognized in over 200 countries. Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art. The physical beneits are achieved through the development of proper character. Respect, focus and discipline. are guiding principles. Sunset Tae Kwon Do is afiliated with Master Kim’s Tae Kwon Do Institute in Rochester, NY. Grandmaster Sam Kim operated in Watertown prior to moving to Rochester. Sunset Tae Kwon Do is proud to continue the tradition of his original school in Watertown. Mr. Scott notes the school has programs for 3 to 5 year olds, Children, Adults and Seniors. Day, evening and weekend classes are available. For more information, visit the website. www.sunsettkd.com or call 315-775-8530
UPSTATE NEW YORK BRANCH BANKING EXPANSION
The Company completed the acquisition and conversion of 16 HSBC branches (July 20, 2012) and three First Niagara branches (Sept. 7, 2012) in its core Upstate New York markets in the third quarter. In total, approximately $160 million of loans and $800 million of deposits were acquired in these transactions. Increased cash dividend/
Washington Summit – Northern New York’s premier medical and professional campus continues to grow
The Washington Summit Medical and Professional Campus, Watertown continues to be the fastest growing development in the area. 2012 continued this expansion for the Outer Washington Street location with major building projects and infrastructure being completed. In July 2011, work began on the 288-bed Samaritan Summit Village on an 18-acre lot in Washington Summit donated by Washington Summit Associates, LLC (Owners Michael E. Lundy and Dr. David P. Rechlin). Work progressed throughout 2012, and just recently the “Ribbon Cutting” for the new facility was held. Last summer, the New York Heart Center relocated to Washington Summit. The built-tosuit ofice building is actually a “re-invented” structure, moved from its foundation as part of an eco-friendly re-use project by Washington Summit developer, Michael E. Lundy. The building, which had been custom-tailored to the New York Heart Center’s speciications, was lifted from its foundation at the very front of the Washington Summit property (next to Route 11), and physically moved to a new foundation and expanded at its new location. “Building IV”, the 11,600 sq. ft. building located directly adjacent to Route 11, became the new home of North Country Eye Care, operated by Leslie D. Woodcock Jr., M.D., Bruce A. Levinson, O.D., and Jeffrey M. Roth O.D., and Eye Care of Central New York, operated by Bruce A. Levinson, O.D., and Joseph Ditota, O.D. Washington Summit will soon be announcing a new Tenant for Building IV, who will move into the space this summer. In addition to these exciting developments, work is near complete on the new home of Dr. Andrew Beuttenmuller’s, Watertown Pediatric Dentistry. The new 3,400 sq. ft. building will be a stand-alone facility and located on Summit Drive behind the Dialysis Center and across from the New York Heart Center. The building lot has been purchased by Dr. Beuttenmuller and the new facility is being designed and built by LUNCO Corporation. The Washington Summit campus and Samaritan Summit Village are now connected through completed Town of Watertown access roads, and feature entrances from Route 11/Washington Street, and Spring Valley Drive. Managing Partner of Washington Summit Associates, Michael E. Lundy commented on the expansion and continued growth of Washington Summit. “We feel there continues to be a strong need for cost effective, modern, energy eficient space in the Watertown market. What ofice space is available seems to be located downtown, and much of that space is antiquated and lacks the amenities of a new space. Not to mention the issues with trafic congestion and the lack of available parking. Our 52 acres of land has allowed us to build a “campus” style setting that includes lots of parking and open green space make it very easy to get around. Our Green Technology buildings provide energy eficiency and operating cost savings, as well as provide a comfortable, convenient atmosphere for both the patients and the staff.” The partners plan to continue with future building projects from medical and non-medical related parties, who have come to recognize the considerable beneits to the space and location of Washington Summit. Washington Summit was established in 2005 and has grown from to become the premiere Medical and Professional Complex in Northern New York, spearheading development along the Washington Street Medical Corridor in Watertown. For more information contact Michael Lundy, Managing Partner, Washington Summit Associates, at 493-2493
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Samaritan Summit Village is now signing up new residents, including those at the Mercy Care Center of Northern New York and Whispering Pines adult home, which are both being closed.
WORKING THE NUMBERS
Health care providers scrambling to meet requirements for reimbursements for government-funded health insurance
By REBECCA MADDEN
TIMES STAFF WRITER
changes. Samaritan Health System Director of Longterm Care Anthony E. Joseph said as residents move into Samaritan Summit Village, the 288-bed assisted-living and skilled-nursing complex will receive interim reimbursement rates for government-funded health insurance. Mr. Joseph said he can only hope those adjustments will translate into more revenue to help offset the difference in what care actually costs. “When managed care comes in, I’m going to be negotiating with these companies for my Medicaid rate,” he said. “It’s a totally different way.” Rates won’t be negotiated just for Samaritan Summit Village, Summit Drive. Samaritan Keep Home, a 272-bed nursing home on Samaritan Medical Center’s Washington Street campus, will also receive a new rate. It currently has a reimbursement rate around $150 per day, but actual costs range from the high $200s to the low $300s. Private pay rates for Samaritan Summit Village include the low $300s for skilled-nursing beds, and from $150 to $260 for assisted-living beds, depending on the size of those apartments. Reimbursement rates for those have yet to be determined. Mr. Joseph said the pressure for higher reimbursement rates is on for skilled-nursing and assisted-living facilities because they also face
he federal government’s overhaul of the health care system is leaving some health care organizations worried about how to pay for upcoming
iscal problems as cuts to Medicaid and Medicare trickle down to them. “My guess is the government has not been as eficient as they can be,” he said. “Only time will tell.” Having a mix of payors, of both private and public health insurance, will help Samaritan balance its books, Mr. Joseph said. Samaritan Medical Center Chief Executive Oficer Thomas H. Carman has credited Mr. Joseph with having an incredible vision to help Samaritan change the way long-term care is delivered locally. As Samaritan works through pending iscal changes related to the Affordable Care Act, it is also developing its next strategic plan. Mr. Joseph said Samaritan needs to stay on top of future changes in health services since the whole system rapidly changes. Part of the next strategic plan will include several additions to long-term care, including specialty households, or neighborhoods, for movement disorders and diabetes. Specialty households will involve extensive training of both clinical and non-clinical staff to become familiar with the disease one unit is focused on. Samaritan will also move toward formalizing its palliative care program, and develop a social model for adult day care, not just a medical model. Part of Mr. Joseph’s and Samaritan’s longterm care vision also includes participation in the Evercare program, which is scheduled to roll out in Jefferson County in 2014. Evercare, Mr. Joseph said, is a federal program with United Healthcare and the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that puts a nurse
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People tour a room at the Samaritan Summit Village during it’s Feb. 26 open house in Watertown.
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Hallways are bright and provide places for residents’ personal art, pictures and other memorabilia.
Samaritan Summit Village will be the third practitioner in nursing homes to reduce repeat such facility in Jefferson County to offer an aland unnecessary hospital readmissions. ternative level of long-term care in the past year. Piece by piece, some of the north counPrior to 2012, there were no assisted-living or try’s long-term care problems are being enriched-housing facilities in Jefferson County, solved. While funding remains a constant which meant people either had to travel outside battle, multiple facets throughout the past of the area for such services, few years alone have comor remained in nursing home pletely transformed local care when they may have long-term care operations. Samaritan plans to qualiied for other services. There were 719 skilledjoin Evercare, a federal The Lodge at Ives Hill, Jewnursing beds throughout Jefprogram that uses nurse ell Drive, opened last sumferson County in 2006 before mer with 18 enriched-housthe Commission on Health practitioners to reduce ing beds. According to the Care Financing in the 21st repeat and unnecessary state Department of Health, Century, also known as the enriched housing provides Berger Commission, manhospital readmissions. long-term residential care in dated the restructuring of the community-integrated setstate’s health care system. tings resembling housing units. Assisted living, That included a reduction of nursing home however, is deined by the department as combeds. Fast forward to six years later, in 2013, bining residential and home care services. and there are only 560 skilled-nursing beds, Meadowbrook Terrace, a 60-bed assistedbut health care delivery in Jefferson County has living in the Town of Champion, opened midchanged to include 198 beds of a whole new February. level of care: assisted living. Mr. Carman said without the state Health Mr. Joseph said that is also helping people get Department’s support, Samaritan Summit Vilaway from institutionalized care, and go toward lage would not have happened. The hospital centralized care for individual residents. Telling received a $34 million grant in 2010 from the people what to do, when to eat, and when and Healthcare Eficiency and Affordability Law where to have leisure time, which are all consid(HEAL) for New Yorkers program to help fund ered institution-centered nursing home care, the Watertown and Champion projects. will not be in practice at Samaritan Summit Vil“We never had any capital to build this syslage. The village is a brand new 230,000-squaretem,” Mr. Carman said. foot long-term care building with 120 assistedSamaritan Summit Village cost $64 million living beds and 168 skilled-nursing beds. Inclusion of both services under one roof may overall, and Meadowbrook Terrace cost $9.5 also allow for easy transition from one service to million, $9 million of which came from the another, as people’s individual health changes. HEAL award.
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St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency notes a productive 2012
The St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency and its afiliated agencies and development partners provided assistance to a number of employers, communities and stakeholders in 2012. The IDA and the IDA Local Development Corporation provided inancing assistance to Curran Renewable Energy to acquire Lot 13 within the Massena Industrial Park. The building will provide the company with additional space to meet its expanding business needs. Sales and use tax exemptions assisted Kinney Drugs with a ire suppression project in Gouverneur, Afinity Potsdam Cottages with a housing project in Potsdam, AJ Missert with a warehouse expansion project in Ogdensburg and St. Lawrence Brewing Company with a microbrewery startup project in Canton. Additionally, St. Lawrence Brewing Company, Fockler Industries and Curran Renewable Energy each executed Payment in Lieu of Tax agreements with the IDA. The IDA assisted High Peaks Winery, located in Hopkinton, to secure grant funds through the USDA’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program. The funds were used to upgrade equipment to increase the winery’s capacity and improve its eficiency. The IDA will lease equipment to High Peaks which will assist the company to increase production in order to meet the growing demand for the winery’s products. The IDA continues to develop the Canton Industrial Park and completed the first light industrial building in the Park. The building, located at 19 Commerce Lane, currently houses the IDA offices and the St. Lawrence Brewing Company, and has space available for additional business occupants. The IDA participated in a number of working groups and committees in support of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council process. A Consolidated Funding Application submitted by the IDA for $470,000 for infrastructure enhancements to the Canton Industrial Park was approved, as was a $60,000 request for renovations and improvements to the Lot 18 and 19 buildings owned by the IDA Local Development Corporation and the St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency (RVRDA) in the Massena Industrial Park. The IDA also applied, and was approved, for inancing in support of creating engineering plans and estimates for the demolition of blighted buildings at the former J&L Steel site in the Town of Clifton. The IDA Local Development Corporation administered a training program on behalf of St. Lawrence County to support a number of new and incumbent workers. The training program, an initiative of the County’s Economic Enhancement Committee, provided funds to a number of local businesses for new and incumbent worker training. Additionally, a portion of the funds was used to implement a unique pilot program to train individuals interested in careers in agriculture. The IDA Local Development Corporation also extended and increased a revolving bridge loan inancing from $250,000 to $300,000 for Slic Network Solutions, Inc. as the company continues its broadband initiative expansion program in the region. This expansion continues the company’s growth as a CLEC providing telephone and internet throughout the region. Additionally, Slic’s IDA Local Development Corporation/ RVRDA loan was amended to assist the company to comply with the requirements of the Rural Utility Services’ grant funding agreement. Gilbert Holdings received inancing from the IDA Local Development Corporation for reopening the former Deerield Country Club in the Town of Oswegatchie. Ansen Corporation was approved for a Line of Credit from the RVRDA and the IDA Local Development Corporation. This is a new initiative which leverages public development resources to attract private bank inancing. In this case NBT Bank agreed to match $100,000 of RVRDA funds with $100,000 of its own funds in order to provide a shared line of credit to the company which will be administered by NBT. The IDA’s partnership with the RVRDA benefited a number of St. Lawrence Countybased initiatives through the RVRDA’s Community Development and Environmental Improvement Program. Projects receiving awards from the 2012 allocation included: Massena BDC marketing video project, the St. Lawrence County Chamber’s FishCap initiative, Massena Country Club, St. Lawrence County Fire Training Facility, Friends of Robert Moses State Park, the Towns of Colton, Lisbon, Louisville, Madrid and Waddington, the Village of Norwood, and the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority. In addition to the grant funding programs, the RVRDA provided loan inancing to the IDA to assist with the Canton Industrial Park building project. The IDA and the RVRDA worked with the New York Power Authority and the Massena Electric Department to create language that would enable the local use of 20MW of low-cost power for economic development projects. The power agreement between Massena Electric and the New York Power Authority was signed by Governor Cuomo in August. The IDA Civic Development Corporation authorized the issuance of bond inancing for St. Lawrence University and Clarkson University during 2012. The IDA Civic Development Corporation also provided loan inancing to OBPA for infrastructure enhancements to the Port of Ogdensburg through the Corporation’s Civic Development Fund. As part of the efforts to assist smaller irms and local entrepreneurs, the St. Lawrence County Local Development Corporation Micro Loan Fund authorized loan inancing to a number of microenterprises in 2012: GT Speed Shop in Waddington, Gordon’s Frame to Finish in Madrid, St. Lawrence Optical and Sam’s Party Tents, both in Potsdam, Susan’s Stitches in Rensselaer Falls, Shades Tanning in Massena, and White’s General Store in Colton. For more information contact the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency at 379-9806 or visit www.slcida. com.
Church Street Diner: In business 13 years
CARTHAGE —The Church Street Diner, 107 Church St., owned and operated by Dawn Martle, has been in business for 13 years. It offers a full menu of breakfast and lunch items any time of day. You are never too late for breakfast nor too early for lunch. You can have one of our famous Western Scramblers for lunch or a big juicy angus burger at breakfast. Other menu items include fresh made sausage gravy over homemade biscuits, chipped beef over toast or homemade Johnny cake. You can even eat healthier with spinach and feta cheese omelet, broccoli and cheese omelet and a Spanish omelet. Healthier omelets can be made with egg whites. Healthy items for lunch include chicken cobb salad, Greek salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing or Greek dressing. Panini lat bread sandwiches are among the specialsl. Every Monday features chicken or steak quesadilla or taco salad; the quesadillas can be ordered any day of the week. There’s also a full line of wraps, plus regular menu items such as fresh roasted hot beef sandwich with fries and gravy or real mashed potatoes. Kids love the boneless chicken wings and grilled cheese sandwiches made on homemade breads of wheat, white or rye. Specials change every day except for Monday and Friday. Friday’s special is the diner’s famous homemade macaroni and cheese with haddock melt or ish sandwich and the Belly Bustin Haddock dinner. Church Street Diner hours are Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. We are staying open Friday nights un-
Moses walk-run now part of Cancer Fund Inc.
CANTON — After 34 years the Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life has a new parent corporation. The new corporation keeps the same mission and the same people run the organization but the Edward I Moses Walk/Run event will be an event of the new corporation —The St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund Inc. The reason for the change is to allow other events throughout the year to occur under the banner of the St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund. The highly successful Edward I. Moses event will continue to be the premiere event and take place annually at the Appleton Arena on the campus of St. Lawrence University on the last Sunday of April. The event has raised more than $1 million during its existence and has a strong following of people interested in raising money to ight cancer in St. Lawrence County. Each year, grants are awarded to area organizations who help people screen cancer, treat cancer, and assist in the comfort and education of people with cancer. Unlike the proceeds of some other national organizations, 100 percent of the money raised by the the Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life stays in St. Lawrence County. For more information and to obtain a downloadable registration form for this year’s event, go online to www.walkrunforlife.com
V.S.Virkler & Son: quality sand, stone and concrete products
LOWVILLE — V.S. Virkler & Son Inc., 7513 E State St, continues to provide the highest quality state Department of Transportation sand and stone products and ready-mix concrete to Lewis and surrounding counties. We also now have a “long stick track-hoe” available for hire, particularly useful for projects such as digging and cleaning ponds or ditches or building manure pits. As always, we are thankful to our loyal customers for their continued support of our more than 65 years of service. We are looking forward to a busy and successful 2013.
Dawn Martle of the Church Street Diner, 107 Church St., Carthage.
til 8 p.m. during Lent, featuring our Lenten specials: Belly Bustin Fish Fry, pan-fried fish, shrimp scampi and a whole dinner menu for the land lovers. The diner is also open Saturday nights until 8 p.m. during Lent. The diner has a Polish dinner using Ms. Martle’s family recipes, a German Night, and many other dinner specials for Saturday night like homemade scalloped potatoes and ham dinner, boiled ham dinner, homemade
pork or chicken barbecue sandwiches with fresh-made coleslaw and country fried steak dinner. Watch for specials for Saturday night. Check out some of the diner’s new homemade soups that have been added to the menu, including cabbage, loaded baked potato, bean and Manhattan clam chowder. Take-outs are welcome; you can call ahead. The Church Street Diner’s phone number is 493-0997
Pictured is an aerial view of the V.S. Virkler limestone plant, 7513 E State St., Lowville.
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Now Open Sat. Nights till 8pm Watch For Our Dinner Specials Polish Dinner, German Dinner & Many Other Specials
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Survivaltechs sells the right stuff to get you through an emergency
SURVIVALTECHS Emergency & Disaster Readiness Supplies was founded in 2010 in Northern NY as a means for people, families, communities and organizations to prepare for an unexpected emergency or disaster, regardless if it happens at home, at work, or on the road. Recent disasters which have struck the United States and the rest of the world have proven a need for people to be prepared, regardless of where they are. It is one of a few businesses which specialize in emergency preparedness in NY State and currently represents thirteen companies. SURVIVALTECHS offers people the resources necessary to survive unexpected emergencies, whether at home, work, or on the road. Products include specially designed survival kits, freeze dried food, water filtration, medical supplies, emergency lighting and much more. These products are also excellent for travel, and outdoor activities like camping, hunting and boating, and make great gifts for friends, family and employees. SURVIVALTECHS proudly offers products ‘Made in the USA’. SURVIVALTECHS & Disaster Readiness Supplies is located at 308 State St. in Watertown and may be contacted by email (email@example.com), telephone 681-4203 or website (www.survivaltechs.com).
Good numbers bode well for St. Lawrence Chamber
CANTON — They always say “there is strength in numbers,” and who is the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce to argue? “Numbers can tell a great deal about an organization, a budget, a bottom line,” says Chamber Executive Director Pat McKeown, “and the Chamber’s numbers are great this past year.” For instance: 546: Number of Chamber members; 165 member companies with 242 employees subscribing to our health care beneits. 932: Number of mail or phone inquiries Chamber has handled so far this year; 3,100 pieces of informational literature sent to 50 states, 7 countries, plus a gazillion to Canada. 24,800 St. Lawrence County Travel Guides have been distributed by the Chamber this year. Over 1,000 “Size Matters” ishing rack cards circulated, which means the stock is depleted. Third 1,000-copy reprint of Angler’s Guide ordered, dispersed, and re-ordered. New guide out in spring, 2013. $408,000: Total amount pledged to Chamber’s FISHCAP initiative by 10 partners: North Country Savings Bank, Town of Massena, St. Lawrence County IDA, Alcoa Foundation, Corning, St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment, Town of Brasher, Town of Waddington, SeaComm Credit Union, City of Ogdensburg. 3,379: Number of Non-Resident 7-Day Fishing Licenses sold in St. Lawrence County in 2011, an increase of 2,282 over 2010. Non-Resident Seasonal Licenses up 310. 690 inches or 57 feet of Chamber & FISHCAP news stories in various newspapers. $111,427,000: Number of dollars generated by tourists for St. Lawrence County in 2011, an increase of $5,378,000 from 2010, with even more coming from 2012. 5,500: Number attending the 2012 Craft, Food & Wine Show at Cheel Arena. $6,969,000: Number of local tax dollars generated by tourism in 2011, an increase of $330,000 from 2010, and an increase of $401,000 from 2009 (Source: New York State.) 2,047.5 pounds of carp caught, kissed, and released in 2 days of ishing during the 10th Annual St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament, August 2012. 32.2 lbs: Largest carp caught during Junior Tournament; caught and released by Austin Pass, Mich.
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River Rat Cheese a New York ixture
Gold Cup Farms – River Rat Cheese has been a ixture in Clayton since it was established in 1981. Wholesale operation of the business is continuing to expand and “River Rat Cheese” isnow available in most super markets and convenience stores in Northern, Central, andSouthern New York. In our retail store, a new upright cooler has been recently installed to accommodate ourvast selection of local, domestic and imported cheese. New shelving has also been added to better display our “Made in New York” items suchas sauces, jams, dips, and of course Thousand Island dressing made in Clayton.
1000 Islands River Rat Cheese
Open Daily 9-6 P.M. Sundays: 9-5 P.M. 315-686-2480
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Claxton Hepburn notes new treatment options, beneits and awards
OGDENSBURG — Seventytwo million Americans live in rural areas and depend upon hospitals such as Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center. CHMC provides the structural and inancial backbone for physician practice groups, expansion and addition of services, health clinics and post-acute and long-term services. In addition, CHMC often provides essential, related services such as social work and other types of community outreach. heartbeat with pulses, blinks, and speaks, to name a few of its features. Along with teaching basic skills such as taking a blood pressure, the simulation room is used by patient care staff to practice life-like patient situations such as heart attacks, cardiac arrest and surgical complications. According to a 2012 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of leg and foot amputations among older Americans with diabetes, declined by 65 percent between 1996 and 2008. The CDC attributes the decline to early diabetes diagnosis as well as better treatment and preventive care. Helping to prevent lower extremity amputations on a daily basis, each of the more than 500 National Healing centers, such as the Rev. Thomas T. Patterson Center, is staffed with highly trained physicians and clinicians . In April CHMC was recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for reducing costs while maintaining high quality care. CHMC’s IHI Impact Team is one of 16 from across the United States, Canada and Europe to ATTEND an IHI conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. CHMC’s team presented an overview of work at ClaxtonHepburn and noted that working with several small ad hoc teams within CHMC helped to identify and sustain opportunity to save healthcare dollars while not affecting, and in most cases, increasing attention to patient safety and quality. Additionally, CHMC was recognized by the American Red Cross for being a partner in its Heart to Heart promotion, which encourages donors to sign a note card or write a personal message to a patient that they may have helped through blood donation. In June, CHMC was granted a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is given only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proiciency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a irm commitment to offer its patients every signiicant advantage in their battle against breast disease. Claxton-Hepburn is the only hospital in the north country with this prestigious accreditation. In October, CHMC’s Dr. Ravinder N. Agarwal Renal Center received its annual dialysis facility review from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Compared to other centers in New York state and nationwide, the review established the Agarwal Renal Center as a top performer. The 2006-2011 mortality rate for kidney failure patients treated at the Agarwal Renal Center is in the top 5 percent in centers nationwide. Additionally, the center performed favorably in other areas reported. On Nov. 15, CHMC joined the rest of the Nation to celebrate the Great American Smoke Out. More importantly, this date marked the ive year anniversary of ClaxtonHepburn becoming a tobaccofree facility. The Medical Center hosted an employee celebration and a celebration for community members of the tobacco free workshops, highlighting those that have quit tobacco products during the last ive years. The year of awards and recognitions ended with National Research Corporation selecting CHMC as a recipient of its 2012 Path to Excellence award for their performance over the last four quarters. NRC selected from its extensive national database of customers, Path to Excellence award recipients based on their achievement within categories that patients have identiied as being most important to the quality of their care. The award is only bestowed upon those organizations that are ranked by patients as being a top performer. CHMC was selected to receive the Path to Excellence award for Patient-Centered Care Champion in the category of Continuity and Transition. This category is based on survey questions patients were asked regarding the transition from the hospital to home. As a 2012 award recipient, Claxton-Hepburn is among a select group of healthcare innovators leading the way on the path to patient-centered care. A free breakfast celebration was held for all CHMC staff and afiliates to celebrate this awesome achievement. copies and a county-wide skin cancer screening were the highlights. CHMC participated in several health fairs and provided free health screenings (cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index) to over 2000 people. CHMC hosted three American Red Cross blood drives, four AARP Safe Driving Courses, three chronic disease selfmanagement programs, a free diabetes education day, two series of diabetes self management classes and four support groups (ostomy, diabetes, cancer and tobacco cessation). A free A1c Champions program and a Diabetes Family Group were also provided. Additionally, CHMC continues its school partnership program with local elementary schools and supports the Allied Health Program through BOCES. A third annual 5k walk/run and Pink Ribbon Walk were held in October. Spear-headed by the Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center, the 13th annual “Rainbow of Hope” celebration (National Cancer Survivors Day) was held. The event drew a crowd of over 450 cancer survivors and their guests. Additionally, the CTC partnered with the Jules of Life Foundation to bring families in St. Lawrence County stricken with pediatric cancer more support, direction and assistance during their child’s treatment. Together, the Jules of Life and Winter Cancer Center provide pediatric cancer patients in St. Lawrence County with financial support, assistance in inding a facility for the child’s treatment, lodging expenses, coping with the diagnosis and questions and issues as they arise. The CTC also provided educational literature to the American Cancer Society’s Annual Relay for Life. CHMC once again supported the Gouverneur Business Women’s Annual Breast Cancer Walk by being a corporate sponsor, and holding several fundraising events throughout the year for the group. A team of over 50 CHMC employees and their families participated in the Walk. CHMC is working with four local universities and colleges providing employee wellness activities including free health screenings and educational workshops and lectures on a regular basis. As a leader in St. Lawrence County health care, CHMC partnered with HealtheConnections, the Regional Health Information Organization of Central New York. This communitybased organization brings together patient medical records from hospitals and other healthcare providers in Central New York to increase the eficiency and overall quality of health care in the region. HC gives your authorized medical providers instant access to all of your essential health information. The decision to participate in HC is up to you. Without consent, ONLY in life-threatening emergencies can providers access HC. You can elect to not participate in HC by declining consent, whereby your information cannot be accessed – even in a lifethreatening emergency.
CHMC welcomed eight new providers to the medical staf: pediatrician Fozia Bakshi, psychiatrist Pakkam Rajasekaran, Shanna White, a registered and certiied family physician assistant at the Waddington Health Center, psychiatrist Javier Vargas, Family Nurse Practitioner Mary Knight, Family Nurse Practitioner Michelle Camarda at the Richard E. Winter Cancer Center, general surgeon Noah Zuker, Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner Christine Thrasher and pediatrician Jose Megna.
CHMC’s Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center will be offering new services in 2013, that include stereotactic body radiotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, genetic counseling and through an afiliation with Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Burlington, Vt., clinical trials. SRS is a highly precise form of radiation therapy initially developed to treat small brain tumors. This radiation is delivered accurately within one to two millimeters, is now being applied to the treatment of body tumors with the SRBT procedure. SRS is a non-surgical procedure that delivers precisely-targeted radiation at much higher doses, in only a single or few treatments, as compared to traditional radiation therapy. This treatment is possible only due to the development of highly advanced radiation technologies that permit maximum dose delivery within the target while minimizing dose to the surrounding healthy tissue. The goal is to deliver doses that will destroy the tumor and achieve permanent local control. Under the guidance of Fletcher Allen Health Care, the Richard E. Winter center will begin a clinical trial program. Clinical trials often involve patients with speciic health conditions who then beneit from receiving otherwise unavailable treatments.
In 2012, the new Breast Health Center was able to implement the Multidisciplinary Clinicin which each patient meets with a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgeon, and the patient navigator to discuss available treatment options. For the second year, CHMC started off with a special incentive for its employees to inancially share in the success of the organization by helping the organization meet certain goals tied to patient care and inances. Two of the three 2012 goals were met and the hospital issued special checks to about 450 employees totaling about $50,000. CHMC completed its emergency department renovations, allowing the ED staff to better utilize the advanced treatment rooms for more acute patients. Other improvements included a private waiting area for families of critically ill patients and an improved private treatment area for mental health patients. With a grant from the St. Lawrence Health Initiative, CHMC’s employee wellness team, “The Hepburn Health Nuts,” were able to expand the worksite wellness program. The group added several new elements to the program, including becoming a permanent weekly site for the Ogdensburg Green Market, via in which employees and visitors can take advantage of local produce and goods to eat healthier and support local farmers. Some of the produce is also utilized in the hospital’s Cornerstone Café. Over the summer, CHMC and 1199 SEIU ratiied their contract. The union represents the Medical Center’s 255 service and maintenance employees, including dietary, environmental services, maintenance, nursing attendants, and some clerical staff. The new contract effective until July 31, 2015, highlights a 2 percent wage increase in years one and two, and a 2.5 percent wage increase in the inal year of the contract. The Medical Center will also increase its contribution to the pension plan. CHMC inished up the summer with the addition of a patient care simulation center. It includes a life-like Sim Man manikin that breathes, has a
All CHMC’s senior staff voluntarily completed the Institute for Healthcare Improvements Open School for Healthcare Professionals program. which offers health professionals the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art approaches to improving the care systems in which they work, such as quality improvement, patient safety, teamwork, leadership and patient-centered care. The IHI named CHMC as one of 10 “chapter” sites in New York state for the Open School program. In August, CHMC recognized payroll clerk Joanne Garno, for 50 years of service to the Medical Center. CHMC ended the year by recognizing long-time board member Elizabeth Bernhard, GNSHA for her 10 years of service on the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Board of Directors..
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
CHMC was awarded a threeyear term of accreditation in positron emission tomography as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology. PET is a type of nuclear medicine imaging, which uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested by the patient, to diagnose or treat a variety of diseases, including cancer and heart disease. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. In February, CHMC’s Rev. Thomas T. Patterson Wound Healing Center announced that National Healing Corporation, the world’s largest provider of hospital based outpatient managed wound care centers, treated more than one million wounds in 2011 with a healing rate of 89 percent. CHMC’s center exceeds this national average with a 97 percent heal rate. The company’s overall amputation rate was just one percent.
CHMC continues to provide its patients with the highest quality of care while simultaneously tackling challenges such as its remote graphic location, limited work force, Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts, and constrained financial resources. In 2013, CHMC will welcome several new clinicians and continue to recruit high-quality providers, expand services and enhance current services to ensure that you and your family continue to receive the very best quality, compassionate care that you have come to expect from ClaxtonHepburn Medical Center. Rural hospitals, such as CHMC, are critical to New York State’s economy and quality of life and to keeping communities healthy and vibrant. For more information about Claxton-Hepburn Medical Cente, contact the community relations department at 315-7135251, or visit us on the web at www.claxtonhepburn.org.
Generosity was in the forefront of CHMC’s community outreach efforts in 2012. More than $300 worth of books were donated to Madill Elementary School’s library through the Claxton Connection School Partnership Program, and a donation of pet food and supplies was donated to the local SPCA, again through the school partnership program at the Kennedy After School Program. Several physicians donated over $500 worth of toys to the local Toys for Tots chapter and the radiologists donated a decorated Christmas tree to Renewal House to give to a needy family. Additionally, CHMC provided many free health screenings. Three free breast cancer screenings, 20 free colonos-
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St. Lawrence NYSARC increases services for youth and builds contracts
St. Lawrence NYSARC, (www.slnysarc.org,) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Agency’s administration and parent-driven Board of Directors has worked throughout the year developing and implementing plans to protect and maintain our ability to care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2012, St. Lawrence NYSARC was once again challenged by a bleak economy. “This is the third year without trends or cost of living adjustments and the impact is being felt more and more every year,” said Daphne A. Pickert, CEO/ Executive Director of St. Lawrence NYSARC. “We are continually seeking new opportunities to build upon our service system and expand our contractual base through Seaway Industries.” Last year, St. Lawrence NYSARC increased services for approximately 100 children in the County. The Transitions Program began as a way to empower teens and young adults with disabilities to achieve their goals through independent living and community engagement. “Transitions” now serves up to 20 people. In 2012, the Agency became the operator of St. Lawrence County’s Public Transit system. There are currently 18 runs daily throughout the entire county with a ridership of approximately 100 people per day. Seaway Industries, the vocational division of St. Lawrence NYSARC, employs over 200 individuals with disabilities. In an effort to develop meaningful, contractual work, the Agency started the Network with NYSARC meetings to inform businesses about cost saving options available through contracts with St. Lawrence NYSARC. Business services include, but are not limited to: records management, custodial, grounds, bulk mailing, printing, etching, etc. Since beginning in 1959, St. Lawrence NYSARC has grown to serve more than 750 people at 32 locations in St. Lawrence County. St. Lawrence NYSARC employs 610 staff members, managed by CEO/Executive Director, Daphne Pickert. The parent-driven Board of Directors is lead by President, Patricia Campanella. To learn more about St. Lawrence NYSARC: www.slnysarc.org, (315) 379-9531, or check us out on Facebook.
Times Classified employment ads attract North Country people who are unique, diverse and talented. To place an ad in Times Classified, call (315) 782-0400 or 1-800-724-0401, or go online to WatertownDailyTimes.com.
MetalCraft Marine U.S. Inc. moved to Cape Vincent, NY in January of 2012. Since then, we have delivered eight U.S. Navy Boom boats, a 40-foot Pilot boat for Key West, FL, and first of four LRI boats for the USCG. Under construction now are two 44-foot USCG response boats and MCM is about to start six more US Navy Boom boats. Growing from 10 to over 20 full-time craftsmen, MCM is excited about the future in Cape Vincent.
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583 East Broadway St., Cape Vincent NY 13618 www.metalcraftmarine.com • 1-800-410-8464
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T.F.Wright &Sons Granite Foundry has range of monuments and more
CARTHAGE — T.F. Wright & Sons Granite Foundry has been in business for 16 years, offering a wide range of monuments, mausoleums, field lettering and cemetery work. The business also has a large selection of slabs for granite countertops. No job is too big or too small. Fireplace hearths, shower walls, steps and bathroom vanities are just a few items that T.F. Wright & Sons can do with granite. T.F. Wright & Sons Granite Foundry is located at 609 Adelaide St., Carthage, and is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. The office can be reached at 493-2963 or 493- 2965.
Capital Construction Corp. helps customers plan homes
Capital Construction Corp. has been operating in Northern New York since 1983. The company is located at 646 Coffeen St. and specializes in residential and light commercial work. The company has 15 fulltime workers, the majority of them highly skilled carpenters with many years of experience. Capital Construction takes pride in the quality of its workmanship and professional customer service. The company does work in Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Oswego and Oneida counties. Commercial customers have included daycare centers, banks, ofices, nonproit agencies and churches. One of the most requested services for residential construction is custom-built homes. The company works with customers to incorporate their ideas throughout the building process, from the blueprint phase until the inal project is complete. Capital Construction also offers remodeling and renovation services, including additions and new sidewalks.
646 Coffeen Street Watertown, NY 13601 (315) 782-4004 Fax (315) 782-4944
Online baby clothing store newly born
Kim and David Leonard are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy Kai Leonard. Like many parents of a newborn they both work and lead very hectic lives. They quickly realized how things as simple as shopping, or going to the mall to shop for clothing for their little boy wasn’t as convenient as it used to be, or there just wasn’t the quality selection. After some research and talking to some other parents they decided to open www. Kaisbabythreads.com as an online shopping option for newborn, infant and toddlers clothing, novelties and accessories. “We started our clothing store after our son Kai was born,” said Mrs. Leonard. “We realized shopping in malls and in department stores was very dificult for a family when you have an infant. You have to prepare so many things for your infant for your outing, not to mention if there is inclement weather. We felt as parents there was a need for a children’s online clothing store which offered quality and convenience without leaving the comfort of your own home, backed by local people.” Kai’s Baby Threads is launching its product line and website this month. For details visit www. kaisbabythreads.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imagine The Possibilities
• Kitchen Countertops • Bathroom Vanities • Fireplace Mantles & Hearths • Table Tops for Your Furniture (Kitchen, living room, Outdoors) • Granite or Marble Floor Tiles (Available in 3 Different Sizes)
• Custom Signage/Plaques (Exterior & Interior) • Granite or Marble Thresholds, Windows Sills, and Casings for Windows/Doors • Special Occasion Gifts • Memorial and Monuments
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McCue dental practice adds Pulaski ofice to city, Philadelphia locations
Dr. Thomas P. McCue IV, DDS is pleased to announce the addition of his third office with the purchase of Dr. Harlow Dunton’s practice in Pulaski NY. “I am extremely excited to be adding this location in Pulaski and look forward to providing patients with individualized, quality dental care,” said Dr. Thomas P. McCue IV, DDS. In addition to Dr. McCue, Dr. Thomas H. Blount, Cammie RomeoLyndaker, RDH, and CoriAnn Blodgett, RDH will be the primary providers in the Pulaski location. Dr. McCue earned his dental degree at Buffalo University School of Dentistry in Buffalo NY. He holds undergraduate degrees in biology from Hamilton College, chemistry from Syracuse University, and a master’s degree in education from Oswego University. Dr. McCue previously completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse NY and practiced general dentistry at the Pulaski Health Center in Pulaski NY. McCue also attends continuing education each year in an effort to stay current on the latest techniques and technologies. Dr. McCue resides in Parish NY. Dr. Blount is an undergraduate of Clarkson University, Canton, NY, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Buffalo University School of Dentistry, Buffalo NY, and completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Blount resides in Pulaski NY. Cammie Romeo-Lyndaker, RDH is a graduate of Watertown High School and earned her registered dental hygienist degree from Onondaga Community College. Ms. Romeo-Lyndaker previously practiced dental hygiene in Philadelphia, NY, at the Pulaski Health Center, and resides in Sandy Creek NY. Corri-Ann Blodgett, RHD is a graduate of Sandy Creek Central School and earned her registered dental hygienist degree from Jefferson and Monroe Community Colleges. Ms Blodgett resides in Orwell NY. Whether patients are seeking preventative care, restorative dental treatments or if they need a visit for an unexpected emergency, McCue Dental will provide their patients with individualized care. As a full service dental ofice, McCue Dental provides a wide range of services to help enhance and restore a patient’s existing smile. McCue Dental helps patients obtain healthy and beautiful smiles by offering dental exams, cleanings, illings, crowns, bridges, dentures, partials, teeth whitening, Invisalign, bonding, and implant restorations. The ofices participate with United Concordia, Delta Dental, Met Life, CSEA, Cigna, Healthplex, Medicaid, United Healthcare, FHP/CHP and other insurance plans are accepted. “We thoroughly enjoy being able to help our patients smile bigger and brighter than ever before with the best in quality dental health care. We look forward to continuing to provide the more advanced, up-todate care possible for many more years to come,” said Dr. McCue. McCue Dental serves the residents of Northern New York at three locations including an ofice in Cedar Square Plaza, 1116 Arsenal Street, Watertown NY; a second ofice in the Philadelphia Shopping Center on Route 11, Philadelphia NY, and the newest ofice located at 20 Bridge Street, Pulaski NY. Hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Emergencies are welcome and there are immediate openings for new patients. Saturday hours are also available in Pulaski on a limited basis. For an appointment in Pulaski please call 315298-5155, Watertown 315779-2222 or Philadelphia 315-642-0318.
Powis Contracting, Copernhagen: in business since June 2000
COPENHAGEN —Powis Contracting, Inc., formally known as Powis Excavating and Contracting was started in 2000. It is owned and operated by Jeff & Hollie Powis. The company’s main ofice is at 9421 Number Three Road. Powis Contracting Inc. has grown from the three employees when Jeff irst started; to having a residential crew and a commercial crew. Mr, Powis’s equipment/ company vehicles have also been fortunate enough to expand as well. This has made it possible for Powis Contracting, Inc., to accommodate the different ranges of job situations. Mr. Powis says his company as well as himself have been fortunate to be able to gain experience and knowledge by completing a vast range of jobs both residentially and commercially. They offer many services including new homes, roofs, siding, garages, pole barns, steel buildings, barrack renovations, new buildings, septics, driveways, excavation/land clearing; and they were able to complete a new bridge for the City of Watertown. For the last few years, Jeff says, “we have been very fortunate to have work of any kind, especially the way the economy has been. We are deinitely grateful for any work as I am sure anyone would be.” They have been primarily on Fort Drum; but are also able to maintain a fairly extensive residential client base at the same time. Mr. & Mrs. Powis believe in giving back to the local communities through donations and sponsorships to school/educational organizations, charity benefits, ire departments, sports organizations and local hospitals; in showing his appreciation for the business local people have provided. They also offer their employees paid holidays and health insurance. Powis Contracting, Inc. is very family oriented with Jeffs wife, Hollie Powis, and mother/Pat Thompson, in the ofice; usually along with their three sons: Cody 9, Casey 6, Conner 5. their three sons: Cody, Casey, Conner. It started with a Hummer H2, and has expanded to a Ford F252 Truck Harley Davidson edition, and a Lincoln Town Car. They offer services for weddings, proms, sporting events, bachelor & bachelorette parties, birthdays, wine tours, and any other special occasion. You can visit their website at threecslimousine.com or call 315-5230007. Let Three C’s Limousine accommodate you for any special occasion.
THREE C’S LIMOUSINE, INC.
Three C’s Limousine Inc., was started in December 2011 and is owned and operated by Jeff & Hollie Powis. They named it after
Fuller Insurance Agency:32 years of full service
Fuller Insurance Agency, Inc, an independent insurance agency in Carthage, celebrated its’ 32nd anniversary in September, 2012. Formed by Wilfred (Bill) T. Fuller and his partners, the agency first opened its’ doors Sept. 2, 1980 at 265 State St., Carthage. Bill had worked the previous ten years as a sales agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company’s Watertown ofice. As the agency grew, Bill became the sole owner of Fuller Insurance Agency and continued to expand his business. In 1986, Bill bought and renovated what is now the Fuller Insurance Professional Building located at 110 S. School Street in Carthage. The historic building became home to the agency in September 1987 and would allow space for the agency’s growth. Fuller Insurance Agency is now a full-service, independent insurance agency offering all types of insurance from auto, property, life and health to all types of clients including individuals, businesses, and not-for-proits and public entities. From its’ main ofice in Carthage, and a second location in Canton, Fuller Insurance is able to serve customers in all of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. After the passing of its’ founder, Bill Fuller, in 2006, Fuller Insurance Agency remains in the family with sons Aaron and Adam, and daughter Diana Clement, all active in the business. Its eight employees are all licensed insurance agents or brokers, and average over 15 years of tenure with the agency. As an Independent Insurance Agency, Fuller Insurance represents dozens of
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ance Company. The Agency has represented these two companies from its inception. Fuller Insurance remains a proud member of NYCM’s Presidential Society, a select group of agents chosen by the company. The Agency also represents larger, national carriers such as Allstate, Progressive, GMAC, Utica
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New aquatics section at Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions
Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions announced the opening of its Aquatics Section in September at the Downtown YMCA pool, 119 Washington St.. The new water based treatment is the only one of its kind in the Watertown area. It consists of a variety of stretching and exercising techniques performed with the guidance of a physical therapist in heated water. The water provides patients with the extra support to their joints and muscles that are needed to perform their therapy exercises for muscle spasms, back pain, ibromyalgia, arthritis, joint sprains, torn ligaments and balance issues. . The pool is reserved for IPTS staff and patients during therapy sessions. Throughout the year, IPTS physical therapists are participating in workshops, seminars, and other continuing education opportunities relevant to their patients needs in the physical therapy ield. Cheryl L. Howard, PT, Cert. MDT, Johnna Wagoner Covey, MSPT, Cert. MDT , Monika Docteur, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, Jennifer Andrews, PT, DPT, Amber Astafan, PT, DPT, Aquatics Officer, and Lisa Kalitka, PTA continue to offer a wide range of traditional and alternative treatments such as: Myofascial Release, Kinesio Taping, DeepTissue Massage, and Electrotherapeutic Modalities to name a few. The on-site itness room has exercise equipment, available for patient use, which includes everything from treadmills to free weights to theratubing and more.. IPTS can be reached by calling 315-786-0655 or visit innovativeptsolutions.com.
Keddy Family Chiropractic expansion includes a new ofice in Gouverneur
Keddy Family Chiropractic services Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. Dr. Ryan Keddy’s practice has been thriving since its inception in 2006. Keddy Family Chiropractic’s specialty is treatment of the whole body, helping with a variety of conditions, while encouraging the concept of wellness care . Interests include Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Activator, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, and extremity adjusting allows the practice to offer a diverse range of therapies for someone of any age or complaint. In 2012, Dr. Donell Wright joined the practice, bringing with her six-plus years of experience in the ield. (Note: Dr. Wright and Dr. Keddy married in October, so now her name is Dr. Keddy). Dr. Donell Keddy utilizes both manual and instrument adjusting and prides herself on tailoring the style of treatment to each individual patient’s needs. A second location was established in Gouverneur at 137 East Main Street, Suite 5, (in the minimall next to the credit union). Keddy Family Chiropractic is always accepting new patients, participates with most major insurances and continues to add new ones.For more information call 493-BACK (2225), or 2872400 in Gouverneur.
Bolton’s Health Mart Pharmacy –your independent neighborhood pharmacy
Bolton’s Health Mart Pharmacy, Inc. has been an essential part of the Northern New York healthcare community since 1895. Local owners, Patti and Kevin Signor have been serving customers for over 25 years. Bolton’s is an independent pharmacy In addition to utilizing the latest state-of-the-art computerized prescription systems, Bolton’s is currently inishing an expansion project that allows for additional counter area for their merchandise lines of over the counter medicines, health aides, an, expanded line of durable medical equipment, and a complete line of McDavid sports and performance athletic gear. “Being a Pharmacy First” is the Signor’s priority. They offer solutions such as: an expanded customized compounding program (for humans and pets), prescription plans to local employers, and pharmacy services to nursing homes. In addition to pharmacy needs, Bolton’s can assist customers with their home health equipment needs. They specialize in Mastectomy, Ostomy, Urological, as well as many other specialty items. Bolton’s Pharmacy has two locations: 128 W. Main St. and inside Pediatric Associates, Outer Washington Street. You can ind out more at www.boltonspharmacy.com or call 782-5961
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Widrick Electrical: Celebrating 44 years of service
LOWVILLE — Widrick Electrical Inc., a family owned and operated business celebrating 44 years of service to Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Oswego and Oneida counties, is two miles north of Lowville on Route 26, next to the Lewis County transfer site. The new phone number is 376-3648. Ofice hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. The business specialize sin rebuilding starters, alternators and generators. These skills were developed initially to serve area farmers but the customer base has expanded to include loggers, contractors, marinas and municipalities. Inventory includes quality new and re-manufactured starters, alternators and generators from Delco Remy, Bosch, Motorola, Prestolite, Lucas, Leece Neville and Nippondenso, as well as our own in-house built units for auto, trucks, heavy construction, logging, industrial, ATVs, motorcycles, lawn and garden, snow plow motors and farm equipment (foreign and domestic). On-site service calls, for trouble shooting electrical problems, are available by appointment. Battery sales are a major part of the business, which stocks heavy-duty batteries from Crown and Exide for construction equipment, over-the-road tractors, auto and light trucks, farm equipment, lawn and garden, motorcycles, snowmobiles and ATVs. Deep cycle batteries are also in stock for silage carts, golf carts, wheelchairs and marine use. We sell small batteries for specialty applications, i.e., two-way radios, cordless tools, laptop computers, etc. Newly added to the inventory are solar panel battery maintainers for 12-volt batteries. Batteries not in stock can be ordered. Also sold are accessories such as custom-built cables, batter clamps and jumper cables. Battery chargers of various sizes are also in stock and inventory includes 6/12 volt-one amp battery maintainers up to 6/12/24 heavy duty battery chargers. Portable boost packs of 12 and 24 volts are also available. Widrick is committed to environmentally safe alternatives for battery disposal. The business will purchase junk lead acid batteries for recyclingand is established as a collection location to recycle cordless tool battery packs and cell phone batteries. Parker hydraulic hoses can be built on premises while you wait. We stock hoses one quarter inch to 2 inches — two and four wire and their accessories. We also carry a large selection of standard and metric ittings. The Widrick family is a long-time advocate of standby power. It sells, services and repairs units by Katolight, Winco and Winpower. PTO units are available from 15 kw to 150 kw. Price quote and size assessment are available upon request. New units are delivered and installed by appointment.
Celebrating 125 years in business: Carthage Savings
By THOMAS H. PICHÉ
PRESIDENT & CEO, CARTHAGE SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
Brookside Senior Living community marks 20th anniversary
LOWVILLE — Brookside Senior Living Facility, 5701 Brookside Circle, is celebrating its 20th year in 2013. Residents live comfortable, safe, secure lives, surrounded by friends who enjoy the privileges offered by a lifestyle full of purpose. Brookside reaches serves people from many walks of life and backgrounds. Services and amenities allow residents to live as independently as possible. Whether one prefers a more solitary lifestyle or an active lifestyle, Brookside is well suited to both. Residents enjoy the use of a woodworking shop, an on-site hair salon, indoor shufleboard court, a guest room, library, activity room, a private parlor room/dining room for entertaining guests and garden areas. There are several activities for folks who enjoy cards, music, and games. There are special events around the holidays, summer barbecues, shopping trips, bus tour trips to places of interest and much more. Services include the restaurantstyle main meal served at noon. Other daily meals are optional. Housing options include congregate apartments and patio style homes in various loor plans. This anniversary year will see the addition of four new patio homes. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring, with completion in mid-summer. As with all the patio homes, these units will include two bedrooms, two full baths, spacious closets, a full-size kitchen, major appliances, wall-towall carpet, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, attached garage and much more. The congregate building houses 41 apartments, and includes community spaces available to all residents of Brookside. Within the four neighborhood wings are one and twobedroom apartments, ranging in size from 525 square feet to 900 square feet. Anyone is welcome to call the ofice at 376-4333 to set up a time to visit the facility, take a tour, sample a meal and speak with some of the residents.
Nortz & Virkler Inc.: Driving towards a century in car-sales business
LOWVILLE — Nick, Tim, Bill, Brad & Rick Nortz, the third generation of the Nortz family, know the importance of purchasing a vehicle. They were taught well by their fathers and grandfather. They take all the time needed to help a customer make their choice when buying a vehicle, because they realize that a vehicle purchase is the second largest purchase that a customer will make. It is important to the company to take the frustration out of buying a car and with their knowledge and expertise the customer leaves with the conidence that they have made the right choice. The customer is what is important at Nortz & Virkler, Inc. It has been that way since the company began 97 years ago. Nortz & Virkler was awarded a President’s Award, which is awarded to less than 300 dealers out of 4,200 nationwide. The criteria include customer satisfaction in both sales and services for a given model year. “The Boys” sell you personal service as well as the quality of a Ford vehicle. They understand how north country residents live and their vehicle suggestions can be trusted. Trust, honesty, integrity and personal interest are important. Their repeat customer base speaks highly of Nortz & Virkler. They have many life-long customers and enjoy watching the generations grow and purchase their irst vehicle at Nortz & Virkler, just like the generations before them did. New to the organization in 2009, we started a rental car agency, “Rides 4 Less.” This goes hand-inhand with our car business and parts and service business, and also with local body shops in the Lewis and Jefferson county area. The business has daily and weekly rates. Now local people don’t have to drive to Watertown to get a rental car when their car is being repaired or if you just need a rental for multi-person use for family trips or group trips. Give Rides 4 Less a call at 376-6594. Creative and lexible inancing is important at Nortz & Virkler Inc. Stop in at the location on South State Street, or visit the website at www.nortzandvirklerford.com.
Dear Community Members, Many times we are asked, What makes Carthage Savings and Loan different from other inancial institutions? This is an excellent question and one that I will attempt to answer. The Carthage Savings Association is member owned. We answer to our customers, not stockholders. This makes our mission simple... “To provide quality inancial services that exceed our customers’ expectations while partnering with the communities we serve.” There is no mention of proits!!! We are very similar to a Credit union with one signiicant difference… Credit Unions do not pay income taxes while Carthage Savings will pay over $780,000 of income tax for 2012. These taxes aide our schools and allow the government to provide essential services to the communities we serve. Credit Unions make similar proits; however, they DO NOT pay similar taxes. Every dollar deposited at Carthage Savings is loaned back to community members of the North Country. We call this the ‘circle of success’. We don’t use your money to inance projects in other communities, states or countries. Another important difference is our inancial strength. Carthage Savings is Jefferson and Lewis County’s oldest remaining independent inancial institution. We have remained independent through sound iscal management. Carthage Savings is one of only a few in Bauer 5 Star rated inancial institutions in Northern New York. To review our rating or a rating for another bank or Credit union go to Bauer.com. In these turbulent times it is important to know your money is safe and we have earned the trust of Northern New York for over 125 years. There are many reasons to make Carthage Savings your inancial partner.…these are just a few of the fundamental issues that make our 125 year history a successful partnership with the communities we serve. Add great service from people that truly care about the future of Northern New York and you will also discover what makes Carthage Savings different from other inancial institutions. It’s time to bring your money home ! Thank you.
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Bernier, Carr focuses on recent healthcare center design
Bernier, Carr & Associates continues to focus on healthcare design and consulting in response to the growing need for a variety of services in our community. Rick W. Tague, AIA, President and Shawn M. Travers, R.A., Principal, have been leading the irm‘s healthcare design studio with Pamela S. Beyor, AIA Chairperson of the Board providing overall irm and client leadership in program management for our varied healthcare projects. The irm has continued to work with healthcare providers in the North Country including Samaritan Medical Center, Lewis County General Hospital, and River Hospital. Work with Samaritan Medical Center includes a two year renovation to 70,000 sq. ft. of space within the existing hospital. Renovations include the former Emergency Department that has become a new Outpatient Testing, Admitting & Registration Area; the former ICU was repurposed to a state of the art Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; the 5th Floor Semi-Private Bed Nursing Unit has become an Orthopedic Private Bed Nursing Unit; other areas of renovation include renovations to the existing PT/OT Unit; and new Foundation and Marketing Ofices. One of the inal phases is the renovation of the third loor, which will include a new Pharmacy. One of the most exciting components of the recent project was the completion of the 2-story 10,000 sq. ft. connector between the existing hospital and the adjacent 272 bed Samaritan Keep Home. Since the completion of the Samaritan Keep Home, there was a vision of connecting the two buildings, and this vision became a reality this year. The connector between the hospital and the Samaritan Keep Home includes a large, round day-lit atrium area and Healing Garden for residents and families to enjoy. Not only does the connector provide a public and staff connection which increases eficiencies and convenience, the lower level of the connector allows for the digniied, private and eficient transport of residents to the hospital. Bernier, Carr & Associates is so proud to be a part of the new Samaritan Summit Village. The irm managed the $64,000,000 project that consists of 168 Skilled Nursing beds, 120 Assisted Living beds and a shared Commons Area that includes a medical suite, dental ofice, Café, Community Room and a Beauty Salon. As Program Manager, Bernier Carr & Associates is working as the owner’s representative and has led a team of outstanding design professionals, as well as the contractor team responsible for the design and construction of the project. Our work included site selection and working with local, State and Federal regulatory agencies including the Department of Health, coordinating approvals. Bernier, Carr & Associates has also provided full time on-site construction management. Bernier Carr’s corporate commitment to the project continues in the form of volunteer service to assist with the move of residents from Whispering Pines; Mercy and Samaritan Keep Home.
D&D Power Sports continues to grow; stop by their showrooms
CASTORLAND — In 2008, the Yamaha Motor Corp. franchise was added and a brand-new Yamaha showroom was completed at D&D Power Sports, state Route 410. D&D is a full-line dealer of Yamaha motor sports including snowmobiles, motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides. D&D still maintains its full line of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, ATVs and Prowlers along with a full line of clothing and accessories. D&D has also taken on the Dixie Chopper lawn mower franchise and carries its full line of lawn equipment. Stop by their Salmon Run Mall location. With the new franchises there has also been an addition to staff. Benjamin Roggie is the parts man. With the showroom addition, our shipping department has also been relocated. Shipping manager Kirby Klock organizes this area to better service our clients all over the world. Zach Sitko assists Kirby Klock in our domestic and international shipping. D&D also has distributors in Canada and Japan for international orders. Our service shop has also been expanded — both in size and numbers. Dale Roes (owner) oversees the operations in the service shop. Mechanics Doug Shaffer, Joshua Roes and Dennis Petrus are on hand to take care of any service needs you may have. Scott Moser is another mechanic who specializes in building the performance motors and running the snowmobile Dyno. David Roes continues to do our cylinder porting. Our sales department consists of Dan Roes (owner) and Michael Roes, both on hand with the most up-to-date product knowledge on all brands of motor sports they carry. We have expanded our Salmon Run Mall location from 600 square feet to over 5,000 square feet. We have also added a new employee, Josh Spaulding, to assist Trevor Morse and Jake Spaulding (Josh’s brother). Administrative assistant is Marie Mombrun. Salmon Mall location manager is Michael Roes. In Castorland, the exhaust pipe shop is now Castorland Welding and Supply, which consists of Rob Rucker, manager; Lauren Lyndaker, welder, and Rayn Hartzler, welder. It continues to be a busy place. Pipes and clutch components are painted here and prepared for shipment. Owners Dan and Dale Roes invite you to come visit D&D Power Sports. Browse the showrooms and enjoy the selection and variety of products. Look over the newest snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles and scooters. We are just outside of Castorland and halfway between Lowville and Carthage.
SummerHaven Pool Hearth &Spa notes new staff, new service and new products
POTSDAM — SummerHaven Pool Hearth & Spa has been around for nearly 30 years and a few years ago was purchased from Rick Washik by The Bicknell Corp. “It was a struggle at irst to step into a retail business foreign to anything we have ever done before,” said Vice President Rob Bicknell. ”This retail business comes with construction, installation and inside and outside service work.” But SummerHaven has added four staff members over the last year that completely changed the dynamic of the business. After closing her private practice, Community Physical Therapy, Connie Bicknell was the irst to join. Following the untimely closing of Woodruff Block, SummerHaven added both Jason Coller and Richard Bicknellf. Along with Coller and Bicknell came many of the lines carried at Woodruff Block. “We now sell Quadra-Fire, Heat & Glo & Heatilator stoves, inserts and ireplaces. We stock brick, block and a lot of other masonry products used in the industry,” says Bicknell. “The store is illing up fast with exciting new products everyday.” SummerHaven wants to reassure all of Woodruff Block’s hearth customers that we can still service and sell all the parts you may need for their home heating products. The inal addition to SummerHaven’s staff came on its opening day of pool season this past summer. “Jason “Critter” Pascarella came to me just before out biggest jobs were about to begin,” Bicknell says. “He has stepped into our most important role here at the store, our pool and spa builder and servicer. Building pools can be very stressful and hectic during a hot summer, but Jason has proven he is up to the task. Just ask any of our customers who have dealt with him, his knowledge and skills are top-notch for any pool builder in Northern New York,” explains Bicknell. Currently, SummerHaven stocks spas from Great Lakes and Garden Leisure with a full line of chlorine and non-chlorine chemicals for the spas. They are a full stocking Bioguard dealer and will test pool and spa water for free. They offer 3 different styles of above ground pools and stock most parts needed for all pools and equipment. They are dealers of Lopi, FPX, Quadra-Fire, Heat & Glo and Heatilator Eco-Choice stoves, inserts and fireplaces. Lastly, they have wood pellets from Curran and Dry Creek along with nut and rice coal. “In the past few months we have added a lot of new products to our store. We have decided to take on the BBQ industry by adding Big Green Egg, Bull BBQ Products, Black Olive Wood Pellet Grills, outdoor kitchens and Weber brand products. Soon we will have a grilling area that will contain a very unique mix of spices, rubs and sauces for BBQ enthusiasts,” says Bicknell. “We will be building an outdoor “show”room this summer to display some of our new outdoor products. We will have a lot of ire out there from gas burning torches, to outdoor ireplaces to pizza ovens.”
D&D Power Sports
4527 State Route 410, Lowville, NY 13367
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The hidden beneﬁts of hearing well: Keep warm with an outdoor wood furnace from Decker Heating what everyone should know
Hearing loss is alive and well in the over 65 population; 1 out of every 3 people in this age group has hearing loss and many chose to ignore it, deny it or live with it. But did you know that those with untreated hearing loss also suffer from a host of other ailments such as memory loss, increased risk of dementia, balance problems and loss of income? A lot of ‘hearing’ takes place in the brain. After sounds travel through the ear’s anatomy (think ear canal, ear drum, and cochlea), the important role of processing and making sense of all the sounds we hear takes place in the temporal lobe of the brain. When hearing loss is present, the brain can get a little sloppy. It struggles to make sense of the limited amount of information it is receiving. Clarity of sound is another factor that affects brain eficiency. When sounds are garbled the brain works overtime and may even tap into other areas to try to make sense of what it is hearing. When this happens, other functions such as memory and even our sense of balance may suffer. The good news is a vast majority of people with hearing loss can beneit from the use of hearing instruments. For hearing related questions and answers please contact Hart Hearing Centers, 315-6816195 Or visit www.harthearing. com HARRISVILLE — Ken Decker began his business in the fall of 1993, specializing in Classic outdoor wood furnaces by Central Boiler of Green Bush, Minn. Decker Heating & Construction has installed over 1,500 furnaces since that time. With renewed interest in wood heating, Decker Heating & Construction, 7503 state Route 3, offers an outdoor wood furnace that provides eficient, safe and economical heat. For more information, check out the Central Boiler website at www.centralboiler.com. technology, FireStar electronic controller, power ignition and eco-friendly LED lights. The EClassic 2400’s award-winning performance includes its extremely low emissions rating. The EPA recognized Central Boiler for excellence in eficiency and emissions. It was found to be the most eficient with the fewest emissions. safe, even, clean and comfortable heat. The ability to heat multiple buildings and water can eliminate your heating bills. Outside burning removes the threat of devastating chimney fires, dangerous carbon monoxide or oxygen depletion which affects your indoor air quality. It also eliminates the smoke, ashes, odors and soot buildup on walls and ceilings inside your home that indoor burning creates. The new E Classic furnaces from Central Boiler are easier to use and maintain.
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The E-Classic outdoor wood gasiication furnace is located outside, typically 30-50 feet (but as far as 500 feet) away from your home or business, and works with any existing heating system. A water jacket surrounds the furnace irebox and heat exchanger. Heated water is circulated to the home or building through insulated underground pipes. Water-to-air or water-to-water heat exchangers or direct circulation conveys the heat into the structure’s forcedair furnace, boiler or radiant loor heating system. This allows for normal thermostatic control for
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water from the Maxim is pumped to the home or building through insulated, underground ThermoPEX piping — the most eficient way to move heat over distances. The Maxim is designed to work with any existing heating system. A heat exchanger or direct circulation conveys the heat into a forced-air furnace, radiant baseboard, or radiant loor heating system. This gives you normal thermostatic temperature control. The Maxim can provide heat for all your domestic hot water by adding a water-to-water heat exchanger. You can save $30 to $80 or more per month! Over a ten year period, a homeowner or business may save $15,000 to $75,000 or more in heating costs. For more information on Maxim outdoor furnaces go to www.maximheat.com.
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The Central Boiler E-Classic outdoor wood gasiication furnace can provide 100 percent of the heat and hot water for a typical home. Your Central Boiler dealer can assist you in determining the actual heat and hot water needs for your home and the criteria for proper installation of the system. Btu output and burn time will be affected by the type of wood burned, moisture content and other factors. By virtually eliminating your heating costs, the E-Classic can, in some cases, pay for itself in the irst two years. Over 10 years,, a homeowner or business may save $20,000 to $100,000 or more in heating costs. The EClassic uses 25 percent to 70 percent less wood compared to traditional wood furnaces. This means less cutting and splitting. The large irebox is designed for easy loading of wood. Decker Heating & Construction can be reached at www. deckerheating.net or email@example.com Go to the DEC website — http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/73694 to see what’s New York State approved.
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The Widrick Group has been locally owned and operated in Watertown since 1980. Coowners, James Widrick and Steven Widrick are Jefferson County natives. Their outer Washington Streetcomplex has proven to be ideal for providing the best possible service to their customers. All facets of the Widrick Group are always expanding and evolving to accentuate what has alwaysbeen a comfortable and pleasant place to do business.Widrick Auto Sales now carries the largest inventory in its history, providing quality preownedvehicles at competitive prices. With the expansion, Widrick Auto Sales has access to over 700vehicles at any one time and stocks over 150 vehicles in all price ranges to market to thecommunity as a whole. Their recent remodeling allows more capacity and comfortable waitingareas and customers to enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere. In addition, Widrick AutoSales has aligned itself with the best automotive financing institutions for every credit situation, including irst time buyers, bankruptcy, divorce and repossession, as well as the prime lenders with the most aggressive interest rates available. Visit the website at www. widrickautosales.com. You can view instockinventory or send a secure credit applicationto get preapproved.To service what they sell, Widrick Auto Sales facilities has a full service center with certified New York State Safety Inspectors, multiple service bays and a detailing shop. After the rain, snow orwhatever dirties up your vehicle, pull through the automatic car wash at the site. Open to vistors on a 24 hour basis, the wash is bill or coin operated or sign up to be billed monthly with your ownpersonal PIN. In addition, Widrick Auto Sales has a full service body and collision unit that has anew frame machine and state of the art paint booth. The body shop is ever expanding and workswith all insurance companies and can handle all makes and models of vehicles. The rental department features Rent A Wreck of Watertown, a smart alternative for all purposetransportation. Use for outings, trips, insurance replacement or for use around town. Rent A Wreck works with all insurance and warranty companies for alternate transportation while yourvehicle is being repaired. They have reliable transportation needs for up to 15 passengers pervehicle. The Widrick Group is also a source for Budget Truck Rental. If you are moving acrosstown or across the country, make contact to reserve yours. The Store House indoor/outdoor storage facility provides 24/7 secure access to over 200 indoorunits that you lock yourself and keep the key. T he expanding area includes 2 new buildings andoutdoor storage for boats, RV’s and personal vehicles. Units come in a variety of sizes with rollup doors to maximize entry space. Discounted military rates make it easy to store while you arein transit or deploying or just need extra space. The Widrick Group continues to be proud of the community and all of Northern New York and will continue to grow and meet the changing needs of the Watertown area. Their owners and employees are experienced and dedicated to providing an excellent experience on your next visit. See the website at www. widrickautosales.com or call 788-1913.
Wells Communication Service Inc. keeps up with latest digital technology
Wells Communication Service, Inc. began doing business in Albany, NY in 1950. Wells was one of the irst Authorized Motorola Service Centers in the country maintaining Motorola two-way radio systems mainly in the public safety/irst responder markets. Wells then moved north to service the Plattsburgh and Canton areas of New York and later onto Watertown and surrounding towns. The two-way radio market has moved into providing digital voice and data communications with many radio solutions from Motorola. The next-generation professional two-way radio communications solution is here, with more performance, productivity and value — and more opportunity for you. With better basics and enhanced features, MOTOTRBO is Motorola’s irst digital twoway radio system speciically designed to meet the requirements of professional organizations that need a customizable, business-critical communication solution using licensed spectrum. Wells Communications also provides mobile computing and bar code scanning for asset management, On-site wireless broadband, video surveillance and security options including access control and wired or wireless security camera systems. Wells also provides GPS Fleet Management so that business owners and leet managers are “riding in the passenger seat” of each vehicle. Education is the key to keeping you, our customers, informed of the options available in the ever-changing world of wireless communications to help you run your organization more eficiently with cost effective solutions! Sign up for our technology eNewsletter and check out what else Wells does at www. wellscomm.com You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Graymont Materials helps keep construction projects going in tough times
POTSDAM — While businesses around the region have struggled since the recession began in 2008, Graymont Materials has been fortunate enough in recent years to provide materials for construction projects in Canton and Potsdam that helped keep them aloat during these tough iscal times. “We’re hoping the economy is coming back and the recovery continues,” said Graymont Materials Sales Manager Scott R. Bombard. “We seem to be making a comeback.” And while construction in the private sector may have stalled, Mr. Bombard said that’s not the case with construction on college campuses. We’ve been fortunate enough to be able to provide materials for the work going on at the colleges in Canton and Potsdam,” he said. “College infrastructure work really has continued to lourish during the recession.” Graymont Materials’ operations in St. Lawrence County include Potsdam Stone & Concrete, Massena Ready Mix and Ogdensburg Ready Mix. “We provide construction stone and sub base,” he said, adding, “We also provide ready mix and concrete that’s used for bridges, foundations and sidewalks.” Although asphalt is not available from any of the company’s St. Lawrence County locations, Mr. Bombard said asphalt can be purchased from Malone Quarry and delivered within a 30-mile radius, allowing them to service much of eastern St. Lawrence County. The company also now has pre-cast items available at its Plattsburgh location including septic tanks, pavers, concrete bricks and Redi- Rock Retaining Walls. Mr. Bombard said Graymont Materials has had operations in St. Lawrence County for more than 20 years, employing roughly 25 people there. To reach Potsdam Stone and Concrete, call 265-8036. For Massena Ready mix, call 764-0251 and for Ogdensburg Ready Mix, call 393-4240. Malone Quarry may be reached at (518) 483-6640 and Malone Concrete may be reached at (518) 483-2671. To reach Plattsburgh Quarry, where the company’s New York headquarters are located, call (518) 561-5321.
Massena Electric Department to offer online bill-pay service
MASSENA — Customers of Massena Electric Department will soon have the option of receiving their bills via email and paying them online. According to MED Treasurer Jeffrey M. Dobbins, paperless billing and online bill pay should both be available by “early this summer.” “When somebody gets their bill online, it will look like one that was printed here,” Mr. Dobbins said, adding that from there, several options are available. “They don’t necessarily have to pay their bill online, but they can sign up to no longer receive paper bills and get them online,” he said. All of the options for payment will remain the same, regardless of whether or not a customer receives their bill in the mail or online, with checks, direct debit and credit cards being accepted. Credit card payments, which will be accepted only online, will carry an additional $3.95 convenience fee and customers paying online with an e-check will see a convenience fee of 95 cents; the fees go to a third-party vendor that’s processing the payments and not MED. MED Superintendent Andrew J. McMahon also said he would like to remind customers of MED’s Direct Debit option, which automatically withdraws funds from one’s checking account. “We already offer direct debit, which over a thousand of our customers participate in at no cost,” he said. Direct Debit customers still receive a bill in the mail and will too have the option of signing up for paperless billing once that becomes available. Deputy Treasurer Lori Pryce said once customers receive their e-bill, information there will make it easy for customers to pay their bills from home. “The bill they receive will have a link to take them to our website to pay their bill,” she said. “If for some reason an e-mail is bad, Invoice Cloud (the company handling and processing paperless billing for MED) will get a notiication and they’ll let us know to send a bill.” Mr. McMahon said the goal is to get as many customers as possible to sign up for paperless billing, which would help reduce their costs and be better for the environment. “We’ve heard of municipals in New England and elsewhere with upwards of 30 adoption rate. It becomes seamless to us and seamless to them,” he said. “The overwhelming majority of our customers pay their bills on time. Whether that’s with direct debit, paper billing or using a credit card from time to time, we want to make it as convenient as possible for them to pay their bill.”
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Massena Memorial Hospital notes improvements including plan for new ofice complex nearby
MASSENA — Celebrating its 60th year, Massena Memorial Hospital looks back on 2012 with new technology, a compassionate healthcare team and recognition once again as a most wired hospital with full accreditation from the Joint Commission on Health Care. “MMH has experienced some great successes over the past year but not without its share of challenges. We established the walk-In clinic in the Levine Outpatient Center, supported the construction of the MMH Medical Ofice Building across the road from the hospital, launched an oficial wound care program, and provided medical services to the Massena High School to name a few,” said Charles F. Fahd II, chief executive oficer. In 2012, MMH recognized 58 employees who celebrated over 710 years of service at the 18th Annual Employee Recognition. Also in 2012, the state Department of Health approved a new medical office building project less than two months from the date of submittal. This 20,400 square foot complex, directly across from the hospital will have ofice space for more than a dozen practitioners and staff. The hospital has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s “most wired” hospitals according to the Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine. MMH has made signiicant gains with the implementation of bedside medication veriication, physician ofice integration and ongoing training with clinical reviews and order entry. Massena Memorial Hospital attested to the Meaningful Use Phase I of the Medicare Electronic Health Records incentive program. Meaningful use deines the use of EHR and related technology within a healthcare organization. Achieving meaningful use also helps determine whether an organization will receive payments from the federal government under either the Medicare or the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Chief Financial Oficer Sean Curtin, said MMH began the Medicaid participation in 2011, which meant a reimbursement incentive of $574,478. “We attested to the Medicare EHR Phase I incentive program which MMH will see an additional $1,365,527 reimbursement from Medicare.” Curtin said the hospital has qualiied to attest for year two for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program and will realize another $459,527 incentive payment. MMH has welcomed new doctors to the staff; Dr. Nor Ramli, Dr. Amanda Hedges, Dr. James Cimo, Dr. John Marshall, Dr. David McCall and Dr. Kejian Tang; and welcomed back Dr. Erik St. Pierre. The plan is to bring internal medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeon, ob/gyn and an otolaryngologist to the community. MMH continues to partner with the Syracuse VA Medical Center to provide medical services to veterans for 2013. In 2012 MMH saw over 125,209 outpatient registrations. The North Country Veterans Clinic, which includes mental health services, last year saw 10,769 visits. The hospital also has developed a state-of-the-art endoscopic lab, fully digitized. Surgical Services has three operating rooms and performed nearly 3,000 procedures. The hospital dialysis center provided hemodialysis treatments for nearly 48 patients . It delivered 7,087 treatments, a 16 percent increase. Dialysis services now include peritoneal and acute-care dialysis. Last year was also busy for the Physical Therapy Department, which saw 10,000 patients and conducted nearly 25,000 treatments. PT purchased a “GameReady” cold intermittent compression machine. This is not only improving patient care but also improving outcomes. Eileen Fregoe, PT director, attended kinesiology taping training and added this service to the treatments. The PT services will be expanding this year with the acquisition of the Seaway Orthopedics Physical Therapy unit. This will add functions such as functional capacity evaluations, nerve conduction studies and aquatic therapy. The North Country Family Health Network developed over the last two decades includes the North Country Veterans Clinic; Levine Outpatient Center; Kids Korner Pediatric and Adolescent Center, Louisville; the Brasher Falls and Norfolk Family Health Centers, and the Dialysis Center, the Surgical Group and the walkin, pulmonology and oncology clinics. The outreach clinics handled nearly 35,000 patient visits in 2012. The walk-in clinic saw more than 600 patients in its irst month. The Patient Financial Counseling Department continues to offer the P.R.O.U.D. Program, which offers payment relief options for the uninsured and their dependents. Once again, the laboratory had a busy year, serving more than 58,000 patients and running more than 220,368 tests. Medical Imaging performed 34,260 procedures in 2012. The department provides general, diagnostic and interventional radiology and other non-radiation imaging support. This year the Medical Imaging Department will be looking to bring on-line a new CT scanner that will offer low dose imaging with enhanced 128 slice technology. In 2012 the Emergency Department saw 18,491 patient visits;. Last year, the hospital added a two-provider model to the ED with a physician and mid-level provider to see patients during the peak hours of utilization. Additionally the ED acquired a new Internal Pacer through the generous donation of the hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary and Children’s Miracle Network purchased pediatric and neonatal blades for the CMAC for the ED. The Tender Touches Birthing Center, perinatal services, saw 225 newborn babies in the new maternity center. Additionally, MMH was recognized by the Department of Health as one of the top seven hospitals in the state, promoting a breast feeding program and having all 28 policy initiatives being met; helping mothers and babies stay healthy. The maternity unit received a biliblanket from the Children’s Miracle Network. The Medical/Surgical and Pediatric Unit is the heart of MMH patient care. The healthcare team of nurses, aides, and health unit coordinators treat individuals from three days old to the golden years with a wide variety of surgical procedures and medical conditions. The Foundation, made up of volunteers, received grants from the Children’s Miracle Network to purchase equipment for the maternity and emergency departments. It also kicked off a capital campaign for the new medical ofice building. The other volunteer arm, the Auxiliary, met its $10,000 pledge to the hospital foundation, along with donating money to purchase equipment for the Emergency Department. Massena Memorial Hospital continues updating and planning for electronic medical records. Health Information Services implemented the Bedside Medication Verification System, a new interactive website and mobile medication carts along with Code Barcode scanners and Physician Ofice Integration. This allows the department to meet information needs of the physicians, hospital staff and community with enhanced quality and technology.
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CARTHAGE — Ofice supplies are important for running your small business — and Ablan’s Business Center, 264 State St. in downtown Carthage — specializes in providing your business with quality ofice supplies. It is also an AT&T Wireless Authorized Retailer and can provide customers an extensive line of cell phones. It offers a complete line of technology products, from custom built computer systems, laptops, computer components and accessories for your gaming or business needs. Check Ablan’s online shop for Julie’s Top 25 Product Recommendations. All of the products caries in the online store are available in our physical store as well. If you see something that you like online you can stop into the store and its sales staff will answer questions. Ablan’s new document inishing services options can save you lots of time and money. It offesr black and white copies, color copies, laminating and booklet services. Ablan’s Business Center carries a wide selection of ofice supplies, and it also offersUPS shipping. You can set up a convenient Bill Pay service for you or your business. It also offers personalized computer training and technical support.
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EXIT More Real Estate to open Clayton ofice
It’s been another exciting year for EXIT More Real Estate, 18874 US Hwy Rt 11(outer Washington Street) with many success stories and changes. But one exciting change for EXIT will be happening this May with the opening of a second ofice in Clayton. Mary Adair, Broker/Owner, and the 32 agents have worked extremely hard to help us maintain the #1 position for 2012 in Jefferson County for sales and listings for all property types. A portion of the fees collected on every agent’s transactions goes to EXIT International’s charitable fund and is pledged to Habitat for Humanity. EXIT has donated over $ 2.25 million to this cause to date. The local franchise has been involved in Christmas decorations at the zoo and ringing the bells for Salvation Army. In the last year it helped the Urban Mission, WPBS and took part in the Festival of Trees and the Irish Fest. This year several seminarswill be hosted o keep the public informed at no cost to them. EXIT hosted a Business Venture to help people understand what is involved in starting their own business. In April it will be hosting a Buyers’ Seminar. 2012 also saw the addition of the EXIT Mobile. The EXIT Mobile is a totally wrapped car with the EXIT logo and contact info all over it. It really stands out in a crowd. We not only use the car for social events but it is available to the agents for business use. It is a reward for all their hard work. EXIT is a proven real estate business model that offers single level residual income to their agents.Its residual program offers both a retirement and beneiciary beneit for our agents and their families. For more information call 782-9292 .
Carthage Augustinian Academy: nurturing Catholic family values and academic excellence since 1885
CARTHAGE — Carthage Augustinian Academy, 317 West St., is a Pre-K through Grade 8 school nurturing Catholic family values and academic excellence since 1885. It offers character/spiritual formation to students of all denominations, and affordable tuition with scholarships available.. Advantages include: n Friendly community; n Educational program in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph; n Accredited by the state.
n Well-established academic program; nService programs at all levels; nAdvanced junior high classes for algebra and earth science; n Modern computer lab. n Up-to-date library; nMFLC Program provided by U.S. Department of Defense; nStrong parish youth group; n Federally funded hot lunch program; n Pre-K to Grade 8 specials in computer, music, art and physical
education. n Marching and concert band for Grades 4-8; n Science Olympiad; nStudent council; nDaily recess for students; n After school and weekend programs; n Average student-teacher ratio is 15 to one. Contact Sister Annunciata at 493-1301 or at email@example.com more information or a tour of the school.The web site is www.caugustinian.com.
Center for Sight introduces LASIK vision correction
In 2012, Center For Sight continued its growth as Northern New York’s premier eye care center with the addition of IntraLase All-Laser LASIK vision correction, the opening of its Cosmetic & Laser Medispa, a relocation to a new modern location for its Massena ofice, additional renovations to its Watertown ofice, and the recruitment of new patient providers. The all-laser, blade-free IntraLase method of LASIK eye surgery “represents an emerging standard of care in LASIK worldwide,” said Dr. Noaman Sanni. The IntraLase Method allows the surgeon to precisely control the irst step of LASIK using a second computer-controlled laser that delivers rapid pulses of light, a quadrillionth of a second each, to a pre-programmed depth and position within the cornea. Each pulse forms a microscopic bubble. As the IntraLase laser moves back and forth across the eye, the bubbles are connected to form a LASIK lap. Just prior to vision correction, the doctor gently lifts the lap to reveal a smooth corneal bed, optimized for reshaping. The IntraLase Method takes about 15-20 seconds per eye, with the entire LASIK procedure often completed in both eyes in approximately 10 minutes. Most patients see better immediately with recovery typically lasting just a few hours. “Nationally, more than three and a half million eyes have been treated with this system. We are the only group to offer this state-of-the-art technology in Northern New York.”
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Christman Fuel Service serves more than 5,000 customers
Christman Fuel Service is located at 4529 Old State Rd., Carthage.
CARTHAGE — Christman Fuel Service, 4529 Old State Road, is a local familyowned and operated heating fuel, diesel fuel and propane distribution company. Scott A. Christman and Jason S. Christman founded the company together in 2003 and have grown the business from a new start-up, into a business which is now serving over 5,000 customers in Jefferson and Lewis counties. The company has had a steady growth rate every year since it started even through the latest economic downturn. This growth rate is a result of the dedication of the owners and the employees to deliver high quality fuels, safely and eficiently at consistently lower prices than their competitors. Christman Fuel Service delivered over 4.5 million gallons of heating fuel, diesel fuel and propane to
its residential, commercial and agricultural customers last year. Our company leet has continued to grow as necessary to meet the needs of our customers. The company was started with one fuel truck and one tractortrailer transport and now consists of eight fuel delivery trucks, two propane delivery trucks and three tractor-trailer transports. A business cannot be successful without a group of excellent employees that are willing to put in the extra effort to put us ahead of our competitors. We are fortunate to have employees that do just that and we have also added new employees to our workforce over the last 12 months during a time when most other businesses have had to cut jobs.
Scott and Jason Christman are the owners of Christman Fuel Service which was awarded the Carthage Chamber of Commerce’s Service Award.
Tunes 925 FM keeps self current
Intrepid Broadcasting’s, TUNES 925 FM was introduced to the North Country in August of 2008 and has since been a continually evolving ‘opportunity of change’ within the community. Tunes 925 is a variety format playing all genres of music from an enormous library of music selections. Technology is changing the way we listen to music and receive information daily and radio continues to be a medium that can evolve and adapt to those changes. This year, TUNES 925 will stream its broadcast online, maintain an interactive website that keeps our community updated on future events, concerts and charity efforts. We will also be launching an additional website called ‘TUNES925LIVE. com’ wherein listeners will be able to instantaneously participate in requests, contests and all types of promotions. This type of interaction between the community and our live DJ’s will be the irst of its kind in the area. TUNES 925 will also continue to host its own ecommerce store that directly supports and encourages our listeners to ‘think local and shop local’ by providing 50% off deals from local businesses. There are also plans in the works for completing a TUNES 925 ‘app’ for your Smartphone that will enable listeners to tune in on their favorite hand held devices. TUNES 925 stands alone in its ability to keep itself current and molding to the ever changing way in which people get their information, music and updates. We are the only radio station in the market that allows the programming to be placed in the hands of our listeners and we provide a product that encompasses the tastes of multiple generations of North Country residents. TUNES 925 is committed to serving the North Country as an ‘open door’ venue for its charities, non for profits and local businesses to utilize at a truly affordable rate. Because of this daily commitment we are given the opportunity to thank The Watertown Daily Times and NNY Business for its recognition of our stations management in this year’s ‘20 Under 40’ class as well as the Downtown Business Association for its honorable mention award for this year’s ‘Business of the Year’ award. In the event that you’d like to become part of this rapidly growing station, please feel free to contact us at (315) 786.0925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.“It’s YOUR station, we just work here… TUNES 925 FM. For more information, call 786-0925 or 786-0920 and visit www.tunes925. com and www.tunes925dollarsaver.com
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Based in Orange, Calif., Budget Blinds, Inc. was founded in 1992 and currently boasts franchise territories serving nearly 4,000 cities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2006, the founders of Budget Blinds, Inc. created Home Franchise Concepts to be the parent company to Budget Blinds and its sister concepts. As consumer demand for its quality, convenient services continues to grow, Budget Blinds is on its way to dominating the multi-billion dollar window covering market. Budget Blinds has been recognized as a leader in the franchise industry by organizations such as Entrepreneur, AllBusiness, Inc. and Franchise Business Review. For more information on Budget Blinds please visit www.budgetblinds.com or call 1-800519-6298 or visit www. budgetblinds.com or our press room at www.budgetblinds.com/pressroom.
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Beaver Meadow Apartments to debut
Opening in May, Beaver Meadow Apartments off Arsenal Street on Towne Center Drive (Target Plaza) offers luxury one, two, and three bedroom units with eight different loor plans, ranging from 760 square feet to 1,327 square feet. The secured buildings have an intercom system, elevators and spacious hallways. Each apartment offers a washer/dryer hookup, energy star appliances with an open loor plan. Window treatments will be provided, 9’ ceilings, central air and gas heat that you control, a 6’x10’covered patio/deck area, and garages are available . T he Community Welcome Center will offer a itness center, a library with wi- i, billiard/lounge area, and a kitchen for your use,(for private parties), and a covered patio and two playgrounds . Beaver Meadow is pet friendly .Contact Thom DiFant at 788-7810 for more information.
Herzig’s Nice N Easy: Doing business in three locations
Lonnie and Christine Herzig are the owners of the Nice n Easy stores in Croghan, in Harrisville and on Number 4 Road, Watson. Their irst Nice n Easy was the Croghan location, built in 1993 —the only log cabin store in the Nice n Easy chain. In 1997 the Harrisville location was built, and in 2009 the Number 4 Road store opened. The Nice n Easy chain is well-respected throughout the industry. Lonnie and Christine are very proud to be part of this chain. They attribute so much of their success to the people they have working for them. Customer service and image is their number one priority in their company. A new line of groceries has been added to Croghan and Harrisville stores for a wider variety and price. Their three locations also offer ATMs, lottery/lotto and a full line deli. Their delis offer sandwiches, subs, pizza, wings, burgers, salads, wraps and a special low-cal menu for the health conscious. For the person who likes the Adirondack look, they have a full line of Adirondack crafts in their stores. All three stores offer the CRIND system, which allows the customer to purchase gas 24 hours a day. Kerosene is available at the Harrisville and Number 4 Road locations and diesel is offered at the Harrisville location. There is a full line of auto supplies to meet automotive, snow sled and chain saw needs. There are always inside sales and deli specials, which change once a month, with something for everyone. Local owners, Lonnie and Christine Herzig, along with operations manager, David Daily, thank their customers for their faithful business,
Wratten Trailer Sales: no-pressure sales, service
ADAMS — Wratten Trailer Sales was started in 1959 by Al and Lois Wratten at 9209 US RT 111-Adams as the only travel trailer dealer north of Syracuse on 2 acres and an inventory of four units. Al and Lois ran the business until 1973 when James and Frederick joined then and continued doing business the north country way with family-no pressure sales and service. And thanks to the support of 54 years of customers and family members we are now 20 acres of sales-service-storage and an average unit stock of 75 for people to see and enjoy the relaxing family rv lifestyle. In late 2012 Frederick decided it was time to retire so James R has taken over the business to continue the Wratten Trailer Sales way of doing friendly business ..
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Check out the quality plants and produce at Backwoods Greenery
GLENFIELD — The locallyowned Backwoods Greenery, 7232 Chase Lake Road, is literally where its name says: in the backwoods of Lewis County. This business was created in May of 2001 by Doug and Rhonda LaMont, also the owners of Doug’s Auto Body, right next door. In its 12 years, Backwoods Greenery has grown considerably. Doug and Rhonda started this small business in May 2001 as a way of getting rid of their excess lower and vegetable plants. They were growing the vegetables for their own garden and the lowers for their camp. The idea of growing their own plants had come from Rhonda’s brother, Freddie Brouty, who had asked them why they bought their plants when they could grow them themselves and save money. They took Freddie’s advice and, with his help, built a small greenhouse to start with. They were then planting the seeds in lats and Freddie suggested that they ill the lat with them because half of them would die off anyway. Doug and Rhonda took his advice and ended up producing a lot of lowers in the end. This led them to expand into a homemade greenhouse trailer to contain the lowers. Instead of allowing these plants to go to waste, Doug and Rhonda decided to get their greenery license and started to sell the plants at local farmer’s markets. Through these markets, people began to demand more lowers and vegetables from this small business. The LaMonts now sell their plants and produce at four farmers markets in Jefferson and Lewis counties. For the past nine years Backwood’s Greenery has grown more and more to support the needs of their customers. This growth has been absolutely amazing considering what people irst thought about the idea. In the beginning Doug and Rhonda were told that their business wouldn’t hold up because their land was not capable of maintaining gardens as it was just rocks and sand. However, these people were proven wrong. The business started out it’s irst year with only one 8x8 greenhouse and 3/4 of an acre of ields. They also produced and sold all their own plants. They have now expanded to seven greenhouses, with 14 acres of gardens. Rhonda has stated that, “We have to add 2-3 acres every year just to keep up.” Not only that but they have to buy 50% of their lowers as plugs because there isn’t enough room or time to start them all from seed. The demand from the people for this small business’ plants and produce has grown so big that in the past 11 years the name of Backwoods Greenery has made it’s way around, and new customers are showing up every year because they have heard about the quality of their products and the friendly personality of those that work for the business. The growth is not the only mind-boggling thing that is happening with this business. This family-owned and operated business is famous for it’s tomatoes, so much so that they needed to add a new greenhouse for only tomatoes to grow in. Last year they had 534 tomato plants and were selling 400-500 pounds of tomatoes per market, at their large markets like Watertown and Lowville. They plan on adding 200 new plants to this just so they can keep up with the demand and start supplying schools through a new program they entered into this past fail. Not only that but they plant, grow, harvest, pick, wash, package, transport and sell all their own produce. Except for the occasional fruits which are demanded every season, they also cater to their customers’ needs by being available with the season’s produce when demanded. If you can’t catch the family selling their produce at any of their markets you can always stop outside their business at the roadside stand on the Chases Lake Road in Glenield, throughout the summer. They have all their produce on the table and try to keep it stocked up so when a customer wants to swing in and pick something up they can serve themselves. Also if customers have a large order or just want something picked fresh they can call and put in an order whenever needed, and it can either be left at the stand to be picked up or taken to a market near you. Either way this businesses has become a large member in the farmer’s market society and plans to stay there for awhile longer. This business, owned by Doug, Rhonda and Bondeana LaMont, doesn’t show signs of slowing down. It will soon become a famous business of Lewis County, where its name will be recognized everywhere. Backwoods Greenery is one of those businesses to look out for because it is rising fast. So when this summer comes around and farmer’s markets start opening again, check them out and meet the friendly folks from the backwoods.
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Lacy Realty marks 12th year, is developing in property management services
GOUVERNEUR — In 2012, Lacy Realty, 176 W Main St.No. 1, inished its 12th year of service to the greater Gouverneur area. The company selectively expanded customer services while striving to maintain the same personalized support possible only from its small team of seasoned professional agents. Property management was a natural service development area. Agent Michael Perrigo is taking point in this rewarding and much-needed service. Single-family homes, apartment houses and a mobile home park are all part of the new rental inventory. Also a natural move, given their experience with area, the company went “all-in” with their coverage of the Black Lake camp and home market. Already sporting her Graduate Realtor Institute designation, in May, broker/owner Penny L. Bogardus earned her Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist certiication. Only two Realtors in St Lawrence County have earned this unique endorsement. Sue Phillips Watson joined the Lacy Realty team in June. No novice to real estate, Sue was irst licensed in 1982 and spent many years assisting her father, legendary Black Lake Real Estate Broker James T. Phillips, with his business. Sue’s knowledge of Black Lake, Morristown and Ogdensburg will serve the company well in its expansion north. Bill Lacy, Realtor Emeritus, and Alex MacKinnon, the company’s associate brokers, continue to share their vast experience with their team. Brenda Powell, Brenda Perrigo and Wendy-Jane Smith endeavor to round out the new proicient, prepared and progressive sales lineup. Glen Bogardus continues his work as webmaster. In addition to sponsoring various charitable causes to include their AYSO soccer team and walking in the Edward I Moses Walk/Run, the team has joined the Department of Transportation’s Adopt-AHighway Program cleaning two miles of state Highway 58 near Edwardsville. Combining civic improvement with tasteful inventory advertising was the idea behind the new Lacy Realty Photo Gallery at 3 E. Main St., next to Jumbo’s Diner. Well known for their superior photography, a combination of the business’s aerial photos of local interests and premier listings will be rotated throughout 2013 for the community’s viewing pleasure. Lacy Realty’s recently remodeled main ofice continues to be at 176 W. Main St. with plenty of off-street parking, handicapped accessibility and privacy.
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Croghan Meat Market: 125 years of Croghan bologna
The Croghan Meat Market opened up the year 2013 with celebration of 125 years in operation. While the iconic Croghan bologna still remains a local staple, produced and distributed from the Croghan Meat Market, the takeover of the fourth generation has begun a new chapter in the business’s history in this monumental year. Blaine E. Campany, daughter of plant owners John and Charmaine Campany, has stepped in as the general manager and has spent a busy year taking this north country tradition in new directions. The Croghan Meat Market is now open Monday through Friday from 9 p.m.. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday’s from 9 a.m. to noon. A new Facebook page has been developed, showcasing the Market’s dedication to bringing quality meats and deals each week to customers. Plus, a new business blog for the Market is dedicated to the art of cooking, recipes, meat Q&A, and referencing USDA food safety information. These new communication methods will showcase recipes by local chefs working with the market and supply consumers with both relevant food information and a way to provide easy feedback to our staff. The new year also brings with it more quality meats available at the storefront including an expanded variety of cold cuts. Summer-style jerked pork and beef, alongside the marinated chicken breasts, have become a hit with campers, grill masters and locals alike. New sausage recipes are being developed, while the bestselling versions of hot and sweet Italian sausages have made a name in their own right for people looking for traditional lavors. The in-house meat case also sports the best cuts available and custom orders are always welcome. Most importantly, trained meat cutters are always on staff to happily accommodate how you want an item cut. Fresh Croghan bologna is made Mondays and Thursdays and is available at noo, along with fresh local cheese curd. For those farther away, mail orders are available. Online, the mail order form is accessible at our website, www.croghanbologna. com, or you can place your order by calling 346-6613. The Croghan Meat Market’s standards for excellence have helped guide the business through 125 years. Now, with the investment of a skilled and ambitious fourth generation, the Croghan Meat Market continues to provide such top-of-the-line products as Croghan bologna and Croghan smoked breakfast links. But it is our patrons to which we owe the greatest thanks. You — our customers, friends and community — have meant an enduring success to this small town meat market. From all of us at the Croghan Meat Market, we send our greatest appreciation for your continued support over the last 125 years and for helping make Croghan Bologna the treasured custom and “North Country Tradition” that it is today! The following are web addresses for more information: www.facebook.com/pages/TheCroghan-Meat-Market or croghanmeatmarket.blogspot.com.
Carrying on the tradition, John and Blaine Campany operate the Croghan Meat Market, 9824 Main St., Croghan.
Nikki Coates & Associates adds two sales agents to Potsdam real estate staff
POTSDAM — Nikki Coates & Associates, LLC, 30 Main St., established in 2011, is pleased to announce the addition of two new licensed sales agents, bringing the total staff to ive agents with more than 50 years of combined sales experience. Emily Coates and Tracy Bernard join Norene Randall, Jani Hobbs and broker/owner Nikki Coates and look forward to serving buyers and sellers in Potsdam, Canton and surrounding areas. Nikki Coates & Associate’s focus is on guiding buyers and sellers through all aspects of the real estate transaction. The ofice phone number is 315-265-4303.
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Pamper yourself and your dog! Scissors & Suds adds Mary Kay
CARTHAGE — Ashley Walseman, owner/operator at Scissors & Suds Dog Grooming, is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Dog Grooming, with a professional pet groomer certiicate, and is trained/certiied in pet irst aid through Walk-n-Wags. She is a fully insured groomer and a member of the National Dog Groomers Association of America Inc. Scissors & Suds, 4798 Beech Ridge Road, offers some of the lowest grooming prices in our area and, with many open appointments, you are sure to get your loved one in before that party, trip or last-minute occurrence. Many shampoos are available, such as organic lea baths-with no pesticides or harsh chemicals, hypo allergenic — for those with sensitive skin, de-shed — to help rid your house of fur, deep clean — no explanation necessary, and many more! And at the end of each bath, a blow dry is followed by a fresh spritz of dog-friendly perfume, unless of course, skin allergies interfere. Don’t let your dog go home smelling like wet dog again! Nail clipping is a free service included in every price as a customer appreciation gift! Each appointment is scheduled for three hours, giving your pet one-on-one pampering and attention with no assembly line. This is great for shy, shelter or previously-abused dogs who do not adapt well to strangers and other dogs. There are no hidden fees such as boarding/kenneling and waste removal. If you are a part of the working class or a busy mom, you have the option of an immediate pick up or an after work pick up. Ashley has recently has added pampering products for the owners, Mary Kay cosmetics and facial care! Come into her shop, by appointment, and check out the wide variety of Mary Kay products. Did you know that even luorescent lights and computer monitors can age your skin? Check out our Timewise Day Solution with broad spectrum SPF to protect against both, UVA and UVB rays (aging rays and burning rays). What many people don’t know is that we start losing the collagen in our skin at age 15! That means that most of us are long overdue to rebuild the collagen that has been lost in our skin, resulting in ine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Some products that you may want to look into are 1. Serum +C- Each application has the equivalent to 10 cups of Vitamin C being applied directly to your face! This will rebuild your collagen and elastin (featured on Dr. Oz). 2. Volu Firm products (ages 50+) — Uses plant stem cells to protect the matrix (source of irmness), sweet pea extract to reduce MMP activity (causes skin degrading), pomegranate and cinnamon bark extracts to minimize sagging and licorice extracts to fade age spots. 3. TimeWise Night Solution — Packed with Collagen (its main ingredient) and fresh Vitamins A and E, tiny beads that will pop with each application! 4. Microdermabrasion Set — Made up of aluminum oxide crystals (used by many dermatologists) that reduce and refine pores, blackheads and dead skin! Help support your local businesses and bring Fido to be pampered at Scissors & Suds, where you can trust and have conidence in your groomer, Ashley. Also be sure to take advantage of our exclusive offers and discounts on our pages: www.facebook.com/scissors.and.suds. And www. marykay.com/awalseman. For pricing and appointments call 486-8662, and leave a message. Ashley Walseman, owner of Scissors and Suds, has added Mary Kay products and facial care so the pet owners can be pampered, too.
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Eager Beaver Tree Service eager to please, with top-notch tree removal and cleanup
Eager Beaver Tree Service owned and operated by Mike Boliver remains a viable option to handle all of your tree removal needs. The business routinely handles all tree service requirements, large or small. Mike along with his employees work together to provide a competent and eficient team. The business is well known for their ield experience, personal service and exceptional clean up after the trees are removed. A sampling of the professional services provided includes tree removal, stump removal, storm damage, insurance claims, and trimming. Eager Beaver Tree Service will contract any service that can be completed with the use of their wide range of equipment and expertise. The business is fully insured and capable to handle your needs proiciently. Eager Beaver Tree Service has served the local community with a customer list populated with home owners, local townships, and businesses including state and federal contracts. New to the business in 2012 was power line trimming. The company’s home base is located on State Route 812 north of Croghan, but they eficiently provide their services to a wide variety of customers in Northern New York. As they have proven to their current customers, you can be assured that when you are contracting with Eager Beaver Tree Service you are getting the best service available. For additional information, please call Mike at 346-9109 or 286-6109.
Shambo’s Heating & Plumbing Inc.: Copenhagen business turns 13
Shambo’s Heating & Plumbing, owned by Eric Shambo, is located in Copenhagen and offers 24-hour emergency service. The business provides heating appliance installation and maintenance of natural gas, LP and fuel oil, as well as plumbing and water treatment and installation of chimney liners. The service is provided in Jefferson and Lewis counties. For more information or for service call 688-2306 or 7782574 (cell).
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All Things Beautiful Bed & Breakfast looks forward to meeting you
CROGHAN — All Things Beautiful Bed and Breakfast, 6910 George St., has had a great irst year and looks forward to meeting more new guests and reconnecting with repeat guests. The Applewood suite has been upgraded with a table and two chairs, an attached kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker and an attached bathroom. Spruce and Birch are also available for overnight guests making a total of three rooms at the Victorian house. The bsuiness is in the planning stages of offering scrapbooking, card making, quilting and knitting weekends this year! Innkeeper Connie Noftsier has room for 6 people who want to dedicate an entire weekend to their favorite craft; breakfasts and snacks will be included. Call to discuss details if you are interested in getting some friends together for the weekend. After a sound sleep and hearty breakfast in the comfortable Victorian home, guests may take a short stroll to any of the nearby attractions. The American Maple Museum and the Historical Railroad Museum both offer a rich history of the area. Croghan offers several eateries including two diners and a pizzeria. There is also an old fashioned ice cream parlor, a local chocolate shop, and a meat market that is famous for its Croghan Bologna. You may also choose to picnic at our local park, ish or kayak the Beaver River, or hike several nearby trails. ATV, snowmobile, skiing and snowshoe trails are also available nearby as well. Connie and Randy Noftsier “love to garden and our very own fruit and vegetable gardens are located on premise and updated yearly. We have planted fruit trees and bushes which will make for wonderful fresh fruit for breakfasts and desserts. Several lower beds and sitting areas are available for you to enjoy the sunshine, beauty, and fresh air, offering you a relaxing respite from hectic everyday life,” Connie notes. The landscaping and gardening is a work in progress and will take a few years for the master plan to be completed. During your stay you may hear the local Catholic Church steeple bells and occasional chiming songs. The B&B has queen-sized beds, in-room seating, wireless internet, private baths, and spa robes. We are a smoke-free and pet-free residence assuring our guests with allergies a comfortable stay. Rates range from $75 to $99 per night. All Things Beautiful Bed and Breakfast is in the heart of Croghan to serve guests who are on vacation, in town for family weddings, reunions or special events, traveling for business, Scrapbooking Weekends or simply just want to experience a quiet stay in a quaint town. Check out our website at: http://atbeautiful.smugmug. com/Bed-2 and give us a call to reserve a room for your next overnight or weekend stay. “Once again I would like to thank the many people who chose All Things Beautiful Photography for their photography events this past season. I’ve enjoyed meeting you, capturing your special moments and preserving in print the sweet faces of your loved ones,” Connioe writes. The location of her studio at the old Victorian home has offered many options for indoor and outdoor photos. Professional custom designed laylat albums, extra large canvas prints, multiple shaped metal prints (where the picture is infused onto metal for a unsurpassed luminescent inish) mini accordion books and special layering edges and inishes applied to your favorite photos are among the print options. Sports group pictures and school photos, senior, child, pet and family portraits, along with special events such as weddings, graduations, anniversaries and Sweet 16 celebrations are a sampling of my services and I’m always open to new opportunities to photograph your important event. “My objective remains the same: full coverage of your event with exciting, quality photos of you, your family and friends in candid and formal poses. I endeavor to capture the personality and winsomeness of your children and teens along with family portraits and wedding anniversaries.” All pictures are uploaded to the website atbeautiful.smugmug.com within a week of the event and may be ordered online from the convenience of your own home and are mailed directly to you. You may also view them at the business by appointment. Call 346-6915 or e-mail email@example.com today for your wedding, family, senior, child, or special event photography needs.
Gretchen, Savilla and Gilbert Steria stock the shelves at Stony Creek Country Store in Deer River.
Stony Creek Country Store has deli and more
You’ll ind baking supplies, fresh baked goods, a deli and more at Stony Creek Country Store Stony Creek Country Store owners Gilbert, Savilla and Gretchen Steria would like to thank all of our customers for a successful year. We are located in Deer River on Route 26 next to Deer River Quick Stop. We also attend farmer’s markets in the area during the summer months. Our store carries fresh baked goods which include bread, cookies, pies and our own breakfast crunch (granola), made in our in-store bakery. We make our own jams and jellies, as well. We have a large selection of baking supplies, breakfast cereals, drinks and beverage mixes, snack items, soups and pasta products, spices, candy and frozen vegetables, as well as fresh local produce in season. Our deli has an appetizing array of meats and cheeses. Also available during the summer months are macaroni and potato salads. We also make meat and cheese platters for your entertaining needs. Sandwich rolls and dinner rolls are made by order. Maple syrup and maple products are also available. There are craft items and gift ideas on display from some of our local craftsmen. The spring and summer months bring on our soft ice cream. There are picnic tables on the lawn available for enjoying your ice cream treats. During the summer months, Stony Creek Country Store extends their hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. for your convenience. We accept debit cards, credit cards and food stamps. Stop in and say “hello.” We are open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. We look forward to serving you again this coming year.
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Customer satisfaction is number one at Logan’s Silo Sales & Service farm equipment center on Route 12 in Copenhagen
COPENHAGEN — Logan’s Silo Sales & Service Inc. is at 9111 State Route 12, eight miles north of Lowville.Logan’s Silo provides quality feeding equipment for today’s dairy farmers, many since 1985. Valmetal, Jamesway, and Jay-Lor are the main lines of new feeding equipment that they install and service. They still keep a large inventory of Harvestore and Mast Leply replacement parts and do service as far away as Binghamton to the south and Plattsburg to the north. Inventory includes TYM Tractor, a full line of tractors ranging from 23-100 h.p. They have cab and open station models, hydrostatic and gear shift tractors. They also offer loaders, backhoes, mid- and rear-inish mowers and front-mounted snowblowers. . In 2008, to compliment the tractor line, Logan’s Silo added Snapper and Snapper Pro equipment. Snapper is a very popular brand in the southern U.S. and many people in this area remember the old rear-engine mowers, often referred to as “the Forrest Gump lawnmower”. Snapper now has a full line of mowing equipment from push mowers to lawn tractors and the very popular zero turns. Snapper also has a full line of walk behind snow blowers Snapper Pro has been a great addition to the lineup at Logan’s Silo. Snapper Pro mowers are made in Munnsville.and range from 36-inch zero turn to a 72-inch diesel machine. In August of 2011, Logan’s Silo was approached by the number one selling tractor brand in the world to sell and service their products: Mahindra tractors!With the help from Mahindra’s marketing department, tractor business more than tripled in 2012. Mahindra & Mahindra started in 1945 assembling the Willys jeep, and in 1963 partnered with International to manufacture tractors in India. Then in 1977 they started manufacturing their own tractors. They came to the U.S. in 1994s. Mahindra has received the Deming Prize for Total Quality Management and the Japan Quality Medal for Excellence in Customer Focus, Overall Quality and Business Processes. Logan’s Silo s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon; or by appointment. Call 688-4414, or stop by and test drive a new tractor!
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DeFelsko notes a year of irsts in paint-inspection equipment
OGDENSBURG — For DeFelsko, 2012 was a year of notable firsts. The Ogdensburg-based manufacturer of paint inspection instruments saw their staff rise to over 60 employees for the irst time in the company’s 46-year history. As well, their flagship product, the PosiTector 6000 paint thickness gage won the Powder Coating Institute’s 2012 Innovative Product of the Year awarded at this year’s Coating Show in St. Louis. The innovative new PosiTector is the irst instrument in the industry to allow for complete probe interchangeability easily converting into 4 measurement instruments, each designed to measure a major factor affecting the long-term performance of industrial coatings – coating thickness, wall thickness, surface proile and environmental conditions. Other novel features include WiFi wireless technology on ALL PosiTector Advanced gages. WiFi Technology allows users to wirelessly communicate with any WiFi connected device including smart phones, tablets and computers. The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) represents the North American powder coating industry and is committed to serving its members by promoting the beneits of powder coating technology through its expansive educational and training events. Additionally, DeFelsko was voted #1 Favorite Inspection Instrument Supplier in the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings’ (JPCL) recent contractor opinion poll. JPCL is the voice ofThe Society for Protective Coatings.
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Watertown Auto Repair services include free shuttle
Watertown Auto Repair Service 26109 NYS Route 283offers state of the art 6 bay facility since 1993. The business provides free shuttle service and has an environmentally friendly facility. They also specialize in repair or replacement of but not limited to: State of the art diagnostics, batteries, tune ups, electrical, engine repair or replace, transmission repair or replace, New York State inspections, exhaust systems and much more. They also offer towing. They work on many make and model vehicle, foreign and domestic, cars or light truck. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am- 6:00 pm. For more information call 785-8145 or visit www.watertownautorepair.net.
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Watertown Roll-Offs offers fast reliable service and is fully insured. They have 10, 15 and 20 yard containers for if you are remodeling your garage, steel rooing, scrap metal, yard clean up and more. Call George for a quote at 836-0048.
A Trusted Name in Real Estate With The Experience You’ve Come to Count On
Karen A. Peebles, Lic. R.E. Broker/Owner
2010-2011 Regional VP. 2005 Realtor of the year. HOMES Certified (Housing Our Military with Excellent Service.)
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Peebles Realty has successful 2012; Conference to feature haptic feedback for touch surfaces salespeople advance in service skills
By CATHLEEN THIELE
TECHNOLOGY ANALYST AT IDTECHEX GMBH
ADAMS — It was another successful year here at Peebles Realty thanks to clients and customers. Karen Peebles has been serving her community for 14 years; irst as a licensed real estate salesperson, then as an associate broker and now as broker/owner of Peebles Realty, Inc. in Adams. Peebles is very proud of its salespeople who continue to further their education in order to provide the best service to our clients and customers. Among these agents are: Melissa Widrick, Lic. RE Salesperson; Lory Cobb, Lic. RE Salesperson; Jessica Dorr, Lic. RE Salesperson; Lorie Williams, Lic RE Salesperson; and Linda Landers, Lic. RE Associate Broker. Over the years Karen has served on several committees at the state level. Currently, Karen serves as Chair of the Housing Opportunities Committee and is on the Housing Foundation Committee and Organizational Planning Committee. Since she became a member in
1999, she has served as secretary, vice president and president-elect for the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors. She was also elected president of the board for two consecutive terms. In addition to her local board leadership roles, she has served as chair for its annual Red Cross blood drive for six years and was honored as the Realtor of the Year in 2005. Karen’s designations include CBR, CRS, e-Pro, GRI, HOMES, and RSPS. At the state level, Peebles graduated from the 2009 class of the NYSAR Leadership Academy. She has served on the Board of Directors since 2007. Community action has been a big part of Karen’s life and this is relected in her having been a Town Court Judge for 25 years. This year Karen spearheaded a “Fill The Trailer” event to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy which was very successful thanks to our generous community members.
More and more consumer electronics devices feature a touch screen, which is already considered a must have for new devices. The next big topic will be haptic feedback solutions outperforming the poor vibration-based feedback that is the standard today. Adding haptic and sound feedback to touch screens using electro active polymers (EAPs) will be a featured topic at TCF LIVE! Europe 2013 . Today, the most common haptic actuation method is inertial haptics using electromechanical motors. This is used in every mobile phone and increasingly in haptic touch screens but is only capable of giving a monotone vibration feedback. Mounted to the device housing, the entire device vibrates when activated. Haptic displays featuring electroactive polymers that deform the surface have recently been demonstrated by US company Strategic Polymers, presenting at TCF LIVE!. Their patented electromechanical polymer actuators (EMP) can be as small as 100 micron per unit and are only 3 millimeter in thickness, which can be itted nicely to a mobile phone touch screen to simulate a keybord. Within milliseconds, the actuators will bend upwards after a voltage has been applied. Christophe Ramstein, CEO
of SPS, told IDTechEx their mid-term target is to be a leader in haptics for mobile consumer electronics, which is expected to rise to 60 percent market penetration by 2016. At TCF LIVE!, attendees will develop a detailed understanding how this technology can work together with the other parts of the touch screen device, like the transparent condutor ilm (TCF). The conference will cover all promising applications of TCF, including replacement of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), touch screens, sensors and beyond. Additional presentations on haptics and sensing touch surfaces will be given by Microsoft, Tactonic Technologies, Synaptics, Displax Interactive Systems and Visualplanet. The latest agenda information can be found on the TCF LIVE! website: http://www.idtechex.com/printed-electronics-europe/tclive.asp. Biggest challenge for EAP applications in the consumer electronics space is cost. To compete with conventionally used systems the price per item needs to come down to $1 to $2, which still presents a challenge for most EAP actuators and is the main reason companies trying to commercialize their products target high-idelity and large screen applications irst. Once the price barrier is achieved, penetration of mainstream consumer electronics devices, such as mobile phones, will be certain.
Originally, the electroactive polymer actuation has been developed and licensed by Artiicial Muscle Inc., a Bayer MaterialSciences LLC. company. Short- and mid-term focus for their EPAM actuators as well is integration of high-deinition haptic feedback for portable electronics and peripherals (such as mobile phones, portable gaming consoles, gaming mice, keypads, over-ear headsets etc). AMI will also address large area touch screens over 10 inches in the need of high deinition haptic feedback, such as casino tables, and even laptops, making keyboards much thinner, for example, by removing the tactile dome switch. For more information on electro active polymers and applications, such as actuators, sensors and energy harvesting, please see Electroactive Polymer Devices 2013-2018. For more information, see www.IDTechEx. com/TCFLive for the evolving speaker and exhibitor list and to register early for the best discounts. This IDTechEx event, to be held on April 17-18 in Berlin, is co-located with Printed Electronics Europe 2013 and attendees will have access to ALL sessions, covering related topics such as nonemissive displays, touch surfaces, PV, sensors and more - from materials to manufacturing. Most importantly, the needs and applications are examined in depth with a wide-range of end-users from Abbot to Ravensburger presenting on their experiences.
SLIC Network Solutions notes eight additions to staff; new projects planned for 2013
What a year for Slic Network Solutions! Some quick numbers, eight new employees bringing the total up to 45 contributing over $2.2 million to the local economy in payroll and beneits, 2100 total customers using Slic’s iber-to-the-home solutions for high speed internet and phone service, and 18 of the total 22 rural service areas completed. One of the eight new hires was Steve Pinto who joins the team as Vice President and General Manager of Slic’s parent company, Nicholville Telephone Company. Steve brings over 35 years of telecommunication experience to the company with a strong background in operations. Mr. Pinto’s proven track record will be key in managing Slic’s continued growth. Among those projects that Slic is looking forward to, is the continuation of iber expansion which is funded largely by grants and loans from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) totaling over $33 million. Commonly referred to as “Stimulus Funds”, these monies are being used to complete 800 miles of iber-optic network throughout Franklin and St. Lawrence Counties. Once the four remaining rural service areas of Pine Grove, Lime Hollow, Southville and Limekiln are completed by mid 2013, Slic’s iber will pass over 6,000 homes. Other expansion areas forecasted for 2013 include the Tupper Lake and Long Lake regions. On the heels of the of construction portion of the fiber network, Slic will launch a new IPTV service offering. With programming packages competitive to both cable and satellite television, Slic’s IPTV offering will include local channels, premium movie channels such as HBO, Starz and Cinemax, along with over 60 hi-def channels, and “whole-house” DVR which allows you to pause TV in one room and continue watching it in another. In addition to the nations’ most popular networks, Slic also added two “regional favorites” — The RFDTV Network and YES for the Yankees fans. IPTV is transmitted to customers over iber-optic cable that uses different wavelengths of light for phone, high-speed internet and video to ensure that usage of one will not impact the quality of the others. So it’s possible to have a 100 Mbps Internet connection (the fastest available in the area), be talking with family and friends on the phone around the world, and have multiple Hi-Def channels playing in the house all at the same time. The IPTV set-top boxes will also be capable of doing “overto-top” video services such as NetFlix, Hulu and Vudu. The company blog at www. slic.com/blog is updated regularly with information as new areas and services become available. There is a Subscribe feature that will alert readers via email as new information is posted. For more details about any of Slic’s services, or to request a no obligation comparison of your current providers’ charges and a personalized proposal of Slic’s services, contact them at 1-877754-2266 or via e-mail to sales@ slic.com.
Equipment Rentals, Inc.: your source of gear for digging, lifting, mowing and more
Equipment Rentals, Inc. - Bobcat of Watertown was established in 1985 by Henry W. Rouse. Equipment Rentals, Inc. offers one of the largest inventories of tools and equipment in Northern New York. Equipment Rentals, Inc. supplies contractors and homeowners with equipment for almost every project. Equipment Rentals, Inc. has a staff of friendly and knowledgeable professionals whom actually care about your rental needs. Many of their customers have been renting from them for 20 years. Equipment Rentals, Inc. is a company that prides itself on up-to-date equipment, well-maintained equipment, and satisfying customers equipment rental needs. Equipment Rentals, Inc. offers reliability and value in the area of construction and equipment rentals. They know construction and stand ready to offer all of the support and advice clients need. Their inventory includes heavy equipment, including dirt moving and high reach equipment, as well as a wide variety of construction equipment. Equipment Rentals, Inc. also rents to homeowners that need equipment for do-ityourself projects. They pride themselves on the quality of customer service and on the ability to treat even the smallest account with the same personalized care and attention offered to large companies. Customer service is one of their top priorities along with the safety of their employees and clients. In addition to rental equipment, Equipment Rentals Inc. - Bobcat of Watertown is an authorized dealer of new Bobcat Equipment, Stihl power tools, Exmark lawn equipment and Echo power tools. Their extensive parts department has OEM parts and accessories in stock including parts for competitive brands and factory trained technicians can repair or provide maintenance on your new or used equipment in the service department or in the ield. So if you are digging a hole, moving and lifting material, or trying to get your next project off the ground, Equipment Rentals, Inc. - Bobcat of Watertown is here to help you!
Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley supports family caregivers emotionally, physically
The mission of Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley (HPCSLV) is to enhance the quality of life through compassionate care for people affected by advanced illness and grief. To achieve this, HPCSLV staff provide end of life care for hospice patients, palliative care for patients who are still seeking curative treatments for their illness and bereavement support for patients’ families and other residents of St. Lawrence County grieving the loss of a loved one. In 2012, HPCSLV staff cared for 554 hospice patients, providing 28,058 days of service. On average, 77 patients were served each day at home and in nursing homes and hospitals throughout St. Lawrence County. At Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, family members are part of the care giving team and part of the unit of care. Our goal is to support the family caregivers emotionally and physically, so that their health is not also compromised. Our care plans are based not only on what the patient needs, but also on the needs and capabilities of family members. Our social workers, counselors and chaplains are available to help family members as they process the powerful issues that often arise when a loved one is seriously ill. When a loved one dies, HPCSLV staff provides grief support through counseling, educational materials, support groups and volunteer bereavement assistance. Support for family and community members is offered through one-on-one bereavement counseling, educational materials, and support groups. In 2012, over 1,000 people received bereavement care. HPCSLV’s Home Support Program, now in its third year, provided palliative care for 101 people in 2012. The program’s goals are improving the quality of life for patients who were recently discharged from local hospitals and lowering re- admission rates. Patients are assisted in managing the symptoms of their illness by a registered nurse and social worker. A key to the success of the Home Support Program has been the collaboration with Massena Memorial, ClaxtonHepburn, and Canton-Potsdam Hospitals. The program has been successful in lowering hospital re-admission within 90 days of discharge and increasing patients’ understanding of their disease. Patient satisfaction is high. HPCSLV staff reached out to the community in a number of ways in 2012. Last year hundreds of people attended educational and support programs sponsored by Hospice. HPCSLV’s Community Educator has increased stops at health fairs and community organization meetings to increase awareness about the services Hospice offers and to provide caregiver education. Educational presentations are available for any county group or organization. Bereavement counselors provided support for several county schools after the deaths of teachers and students. Support for schools has increased as Hospice has continued to provide training for faculty and staff throughout the county. A critical aspect of the care provided by Hospice comes from volunteers. Last year, volunteers drove tens of thousands of miles to every corner of St. Lawrence County to meet with their patients. In 2012, many community members helped Hospice provide compassionate care to the community through inancial contributions. The 80 participants in the Swim a Mile for Hospice event raised over $26,000 to support Hospice services. The community also showed an overwhelming support pledging just over $13,000 for services during the annual Hospice Radiothon. Gourmet brunches; Tastes of Spring and Tastes of Autumn were also well attended and participants gave generously. A variety of fundraisers organized by supporters also provided needed support. The Motorcycle Run to Beneit Hospice was organized again by Roger and Linda Willmart and Community Bank’s summer golf tournament again provided funds for hospice. Thanks to community support, essential services, including bereavement and spiritual care, palliative care and personal care which are not completely covered by insurance, are available to members of the community when they need it. Hospice is truly grateful for this generosity. In total, community support exceeded $480,000. Hospice staff appreciates the opportunity to care for members of the St. Lawrence County community. For information about any of Hospice’s services please visit www.seriousillness. org/slc.
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Seniors Helping Seniors shares a burden
In September, Dianne and Joanne Nugent-Ward launched Seniors Helping Seniors of Northern New York in Jefferson and Lewis counties to help seniors maintain quality of life in their homes and their communities. Seniors Helping Seniors approaches in-home services a bit differently than similar agencies. “We believe that active seniors are well suited to offer assistance to their peers who need a little help to remain at home, whether during a short period of recuperation or an extended period of disability or illness, said coowner Dianne Nugent-Ward. “Seniors often do not want to work full-time but do want opportunities to help others and to give back to their communities in meaningful ways. Seniors Helping Seniors® taps into the wealth of skill, knowledge and compassion St. Lawrence County seniors have to offer,” said Joanne Nugent-Ward. Seniors Helping Seniors offers nonmedical services including but not limited to companionship, Alzheimer’s care, housekeeping, meal preparation, help with shopping/errands, relocation services, yard work, “handyman services” and transportation. “Many folks have support from family and friends,” said Dianne, “but sometimes family members need a break or can’t help due to a variety of factors.” Seniors Helping Seniors charges reasonable hourly fees for services. Before any service is provided, a visit is arranged to determine the speciics of what a receiver wants, when and how often, and to develop a sense of who may be a good match to provide the services requested. “It’s truly amazing to witness the changes and improvements our Receivers experience just because they receive a little help from an SHS provider,” said Joanne. Seniors Helping Seniors receives referrals from hospitals, social service agencies and doctors’ ofices. However, seniors and their family members may call directly to inquire and arrange a visit with an SHS representative. SHS can be reached at 405-4950.
CREG Systems strong on customer service
CREG Systems is a solutions provider that is strong on customer support, before, during and, most importantly, after the sale. CREG Systems has found that while solving sometimes simple telecommunications issues we can provide great savings to our customers. The technology today, when assembled correctly, works well, costs less, and installs much quicker than ever before. The key of course, is listening to the customer’s needs and then, tailoring the correct solution to their needs and that is exactly what CREG Systems does best. CREG Systems has partnered with a world-class company to deploy a new line of Uniied Communication Systems (Telephone Systems). The new slogan is “Simply Brilliant” and our customers get it. We have been showing new and existing customers that these ShoreTel systems outperform, and are priced less than, Cisco and Avaya. It’s no surprise that ShoreTel is out selling the competition. CREG Systems will be holding more Show and Tell meetings this spring. Please contact our sales department (788-0000) and take a couple minutes to see what a “Simply Brilliant” system can do for you. CREG Systems is provisioning SIP trunks. Sip trunks provide more voice, data and video features at less cost than analog and digital trunks. We are building solutions with iber connectivity for voice, cameras and monitoring. We are having more fun designing and selling effective solutions with ever changing technology than ever before. We ind that there are several solutions for every opportunity, with the products in the market today. CREG Systems is currently installing 32 data racks for a customer that has some very demanding needs in their server room. We are using the latest optical connectivity to provide very high bandwidth while providing the lowest Total Cost of Ownership. CREG Systems is a Watertown based corporation serving the North Country with Corporate offices at 1039 Water Street. Call us at 315788-0000 and visit out web site, CREG Systems.com and watch for upcoming Show and Tell meetings this spring.
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Center for Sight Cosmetic & Laser Medispa service includes tattoo removal
In 2012, Center For Sight raised its cosmetic services program to a whole new level by opening their Cosmetic & Laser Medispa at its 1815 State St. location in Watertown. It is the irst medispa in the region to offer full-time services by board certiied physicians. Dr. Noaman Sanni, Board Certiied Medical Physician and Owner of Center For Sight, had been discussing opening a Medispa program for some time, and is pleased with its successful irst months of operation and expansion. “It’s a service that has been around in other areas of the country for over a decade, and we felt Northern New York was ready.” When choosing equipment for the Medispa at Center For Sight, Dr. Sanni and his team knew that to stay ahead of the competition, they would need the most state-of-the-art laser technology in the industry. The irst equipment they chose was the award-winning Sciton Erbium YAG laser, nicknamed the “Rolls Royce” of cosmetic-grade lasers. The Sciton Erbium YAG has been featured in fashion and beauty magazines like Elle and Vogue, and has been seen on television shows like “The Dr. Oz Show,” “The Doctors,” and “Rachael Ray.” It was ranked the top laser technology in the peer-reviewed “Medical Spa MD Survey: Physicians Report,” and its Sciton BBL – or BroadBand Light - skin rejuvenation treatment was the subject of a recent study by Stanford University. The study, published in August 2012, found evidence that Sciton’s Forever Young BBL treatments (available at the Cosmetic & Laser Medispa at Center For Sight) promote youthful skin on a molecular level, making it possible to actually reverse the effects of skin damage due to acne, sun spots, freckles and vascular conditions, not just mask it. Dr. Sanni and his staff also made the decision this year to buy the best tattoo removal laser – the Cynosure Rev Lite SI Laser – when they noticed the waiting list for tattoo removal illing up. The Cynosure Rev Lite SI laser removes ink of every color up to 60 percent Sanni. Other treatments offered by Center For Sight’s board-certiied physicians and staff at the Medispa include hair, scar and skin tag removal, toenail fungus treatments, skin tightening and resurfacing, body sculpting and many types of skin treatments. The Medispa also provides DiamondTome microdermabrasion, upper and lower lid lifts, chemical peels, and have continued offering BOTOX, and dermal illers like Juvederm. The Medispa is on premise at Center For Sight in Watertown, but Dr. Sanni felt it was important to create an especially calming environment for Medispa patients. A wing of the existing building was remodeled in 2012, creating private treatment rooms and a beautifully-decorated waiting area for customers. The Medispa has its own separate entrance away from the popular Center For Sight vision center. Medispa services are also offered at their new Ogdensburg location, 420 Ford St.
Physicians at Center for Sight perform a Lasik procedure. The center, which offers a range of skilled services, last year added a cosmetic and laser Medispa, not pictured, to its location at1815 State St.
faster than other cosmetic-grade tattoo removal systems, but is more comfortable for patients. “A lot of soldiers were requesting removal of tattoos that they had
to keep covered while in uniform. The list was getting long, so we decided it made sense to offer the best treatment available for tattoo removal.”
“By providing higher-level medical services, we are able to meet growing demand for these types of services, and the needs of our current clients,” said Dr.
LaMont’s Food Fair Triple“A” success due to investing in the north county economy a traveling ixture
You may have seen Douglas LaMont’s “Food Fair” trailer at the Tractor Supply Company on Number Four Road. You also may have noticed the line of regular customers forming, as it continues to grow a list of Food Fair fans. The menu features burgers, hot dogs and sausage with a variety of toppings and combinations, including cheese, chili, kraut and mushrooms. All meals come with a beverage and french fries. Mr. LaMont, along with his wife, Rhonda, have owned the food service trailer for three years. It incorporates another one of their businesses, Backwoods Greenery, where Rhonda grows vegetables. The trailer makes its rounds around the north country, at the sled races in Boonville and Tupper Lake, the St. Lawrence County Fair and the Coyote Moon Winery in Clayton. Tractor Supply Company has become a regular location for Food Fair. They can be found there Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doug and Rhonda are now available to cater your small events and parties. Give them a call for pricing and availability. The LaMonts have added another wagon to the Food Fair business — a yogurt wagon! Look for this again later in the spring!
Investment in the North Country economy was a major factor in the success of Triple “A” Building Center in 2012. Their three stores in Potsdam, Massena, and Canton supply lumber, hardware, and building supplies to homeowners, schools, health care facilities, property management, municipalities and more. However, a major portion of their business comes from the local contractors. Builders and remodeling contractors have come to rely on the expertise of the knowledgeable staff at Triple “A” to ind the right products needed for their speciic projects. “We believe that supporting local businesses helps drive the economic engine in the North Country, “ says owner and CEO Robert Ashley, “and we’re able to focus on what contractors and homeowners need more closely than our competitors. We help support local employment with our long-term staff; our people work year-round and know our customers, our products, and our suppliers. We’re able to contribute locally with a global supply. We work with local businesses to help each other become more successful, and in the end it’s a win-win situation.” Triple “A” will sponsor “Builder Breakfasts” in March in Canton and Massena, bringing Triple “A” contractor customers together with some of their suppliers. The successful breakfast held in Massena last year during their annual Home Show prompted them to expand to two standalone events. Information on new products and installation techniques are demonstrated with the beneit of one-on-one participation. “We do a lot of special ordering, “ says Ashley. “Because our supply network has become so vast in recent years, we can provide pretty much anything contractors need and homeowners desire, from foundation to peak. Literally thousands of our items are produced in the US, and we have the ability chose them irst. More and more we are seeing high-end wood products and engineered lumber required for the nicer homes in our area. People seem to be upgrading their structures to the next level, including higher energy eficiency and reduced environmental impact. We help ind solutions to the problems associated with tighter outer shells, and we can supply materials produced with sustainability in mind. Cabinets, moldings, ceilings and loor coverings, including decks, are being added as existing homes are being upgraded.” Triple “A” now has available more diverse supplies and resources than at any time in their history, so the end user can complete their entire design from a single, local point of purchase. Regarding the basic building materials regularly stocked: “Given the ongoing economic pressures on our region, we were fortunate to be able to weather the extreme price luctuations on some commodity items last year. This year looks just as volatile, so we’re focusing our buying at the right time and at the right price, keeping the needs of our customers in mind for their everyday use.” Triple “A” added Chris Dufresne to their outside sales force in 2012. Chris works directly with contractor, commercial, and industrial customers, with the mission to stay abreast of construction projects in the area and act as a main point of contact for these important market segments in St. Lawrence County. For the homeowner, convenience is a key driver at Triple “A.” This year, the Kinek package service was added. Kinek partners with storefronts and provides a place for customers to have their packages sent in case they are not home for deliveries or have no secure place for them at their residence. The service has proven especially popular for Canadian shoppers who don’t have access to the same goods available to Americans due to retailers’ shipping limitations and tariffs. Last year’s Ladies Night events proved very popular, with over 150 ladies attending the Canton and Massena events. Besides being catered to for the evening, the women were treated to demonstrations of basic home repair and maintenance projects, with hors d’oeuvres, punch, wine tasting, gift bags and give-aways. This February, all three stores hosted a “Ladies Night,” with some of the same type of demonstrations as last year along with more hands-on and creative projects, with some new ideas and surprises for the ladies. The annual Home Show in Massena will be on April 26th, and is sponsored by many of Triple “A’s” vendor-partners, who look forward each year to meeting with local customers to display their new, inno-
Kall and D’Argenio accounting irm begins its 65th year
The CPA irm of Kall and D’Argenio has begun its 65th year of service to Watertown and the North Country. The firm was founded in 1948 by Robert Wood. Innovative from the beginning, the irm pioneered the use of a bookkeeper product called “mail me Monday”. Businesses would mail the weeks bookkeeping in envelopes labeled as “mail me Monday”. In 1960, John Luczycki joined the irm utilizing mechanical bookkeeping machines to provide services. In 1981, Emilio D’Argenio and Sheldon Kall purchased the irm. State of the art software was implemented to assist in the accounting and tax practice of the irm. Stephen Lambert joined the irm as a partner in 1995. Mr. Lambert was instrumental in bringing technology to the forefront of the irms operations. The irm adheres to strict standards to ensure quality tax and inancial accounting compliance. Equally important is the irm’s commitment to its consulting practice, taking an active role in assisting business and individual clients in their decision making. The irm believes strongly in its commitment to the community. The partners are involved and encourage irm members to be active in civic affairs and contribute to the quality of life in the north country.
vative products for inside and outside the home. 2012 events were all well attended due to the hard work and attention to detail by the dedicated staff at Triple “A.” “We’re very proud of the accomplishments of our dedicated people, and without them these events wouldn’t be possible. Triple “A” is a team and a family,” says Ashley. The staff seems to agree as they work on planning this year’s events. Besides event planning during the winter construction off-season, the entire staff participates in continuing education. Many of their vendor-partners set up instore training seminars, or weekly “Education Wednesdays.” Do It Best Corporation provides Do It Best TV, monthly education DVDs with up-to-date product information and training for all areas of store personnel, and some customer news as well. Triple “A” staffers also take advantage of the information and training provided by the National Retail Hardware Association. Triple “A” continues to invest in the North Country by supporting and partnering with local businesses such as local media and print shops, ofice supplies, repair shops, suppliers and producers, legal and inancial services, restaurants, and many more. Employees volunteer their time at ire and rescue squads, Lions, Kiwanis, Masons, Elks, and some serve on local boards. “We are deeply invested in our community, and that makes a huge difference with our customers,” says Ashley. “We are here to help build the North County economy.”
You can improve your golf game virtually at 3D Sports Golf Simulator and Lounge
3D Sports Golf Simulator and Lounge is a new facility located just a half mile east of Lowville at 6014 Number Four Road. With our state-of-the-art golf simulators, big screen 3D TVs, lounge area, unique menu and fantastic selection of beer and wine, coupled with a professional and courteous staff, you are sure to have a great experience! The building has undergone a number of renovations and improvements including the addition of a cathedral-style ceiling, horseshoe-shaped bar and a modern, eficient kitchen. The split-level building houses two golf simulators, a bar and restaurant area on the upper loor and a lounge with pool tables, dart boards, and a juke box on the lower level. Our custom molded and mahogany-stained upper loor allows everyone to enjoy the country club experience all year round. At 3D Sports we offer a golf experience like no other in the North Country. Two indoor golf simulators powered by the leading company “Optigolf” allow golfers to swing their clubs all winter long. Want to improve that swing? Sign up for lessons provided by certiied pro Chris Bigenho. Just want to have fun? Come in by yourself or with a group of friends and choose from over 70 courses with a range of dificulty, including famous courses such as Pebble Beach, St. Andrews and Augusta. Crave a little competition? We offer weekly winter leagues, tournaments and closest-to-the-pin contests that will be sure to add to your winter fun. Come on in and get your name on this week’s leader board. Our attractive bar area features some of the inest locallymade wines and brewed beers, as well as all the traditional favorites. Enjoy watching the game on our big screen TVs while having something tasty to eat! Bring couples’ night out to a new level of fun with a coed round of golf while sampling ine wines and our ever-changing draft beer selection. Our menu is very different from anything else you will ind locally. We have created a variety of appetizers and sandwiches made fresh-to-order with only the best, selectively chosen ingredients. With items such as our Greek Pita Pizza, Turkey and Brie Melt, Chicken Pesto Sandwich and our signature 3D Club, our menu is sure to keep everyone happy. You may even ind one of our delectable homemade desserts on the “Features” board. For your convenience, lunch is also available in take-out form. Our full menu and photos of many of the food items can be found at www. go3dsports.com. The owners and staff would like to thank everyone who has been involved in creating this new venture and truly hope to make 3D Sports a welcomed addition to the community. We would like to especially thank our current patrons, including the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday leagues and the weekly women’s group. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. We can be contacted by phone at 3762386 or by email at 3dsports@ go3dsports.com. Like us on Facebook or follow our website at www.go3dsports.com to get all the latest information on upcoming events!
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Samaritan Summit Village Opens Its Doors to Residents
Samaritan Summit Village, the North Country’s newest long-term care facility, will have residents start to move in during the month of March. It has been under construction since ground was broken in September 2011.
Summit Village is part of a larger network of Samaritan Long-Term Care Services that also includes Samaritan Keep Home. Samaritan is committed to longterm care in Northern New York, with a goal of taking care of people at all stages of life, providing the most appropriate level of care for the Resident’s unique medical, physical and emotional needs. Samaritan’s trained staff provides care and service tailored to the individual, creating an atmosphere where dignity is supported, privacy is honored, and self-sufficiency is encouraged. Samaritan Summit Village provides multiple levels of support for the local senior population, including an entirely new level of care for our community – Assisted Living. Assisted Living is the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence, yet need some help with daily activities, such as bathing, dressing and medication reminders. The program provides nursing care, home care, personal care and meals for residents who require services above and beyond what is typically provided while living in the community. Summit Village has 100 Assisted Living beds, 20 Enhanced Assisted Living beds and 168 skilled nursing beds that create a continuum of care for our community. The Enhanced Assisted Living program offers a more advanced level of care to serve people who wish to remain in their residence as they begin to have age related difficulties. This is commonly referred to as “aging in place” and allows the individual to add services that are not normally available to Assisted Living residents. The Skilled Nursing Care program provides 24-hour nursing care, and offers Residents the specialized services they need in a supportive and dignified setting. Assisted Living at Samaritan Summit Village has six “neighborhoods” with 20 apartments in each. Each apartment is configured with a living area, a sleeping area, a bath, and a kitchenette that includes a refrigerator, a sink and cupboards for storage. Apartment designs include studios, one bedrooms, expanded one bedrooms, and one bedrooms with a den. The Skilled Nursing facility has four resident care floors, with two resident wings per floor. Each wing includes fourteen resident rooms and a shared living room, dining room, country kitchen and spa room. Both private rooms and shared private rooms are available. Designed and built with the comfort and convenience of Residents in mind, Samaritan Summit Village also features cozy gathering areas, restaurant-
style dining, professionally landscaped courtyards, a beauty shop, and a gift shop. Funding for the Samaritan Summit Village project was accomplished through various
sources, including a $34 million HEAL-NY grant. The Summit Village is part of a communitywide senior care services solution that was developed through collaborative efforts of several agencies, including the
Community Assisted Living Corporation, Jefferson County, Watertown Housing Authority, Samaritan Medical Center and Carthage Area Hospital. To learn more about Samaritan
Keep Home and Samaritan Summit Village or to apply for residency on behalf of yourself or a loved one, please contact Samaritan Long-Term Care Admissions at 315-785-4404.
Pictured is the main entrance to the Samaritan Summit Village on Outer Washington Street in Watertown. The Summit Village opens this month.
Samaritan Opens New Orthopaedic Unit
And Earns National Recgonition for Orthopaedic Care
In January, Samaritan Medical Center opened its new specialized 18-bed orthopaedic medical/surgical unit. The unit is designed to make the first days of recovery after orthopedic surgery as safe and comfortable as possible - for both patients and their families. The new orthopaedic med/surg unit serves a growing number of patients undergoing procedures to replace achy hips or knees, repair sports injuries, or treat back and neck problems. Many of the procedures are minimally invasive, using advanced technology that enables surgeons to operate precisely through small incisions so patients can recover faster with less pain and smaller scars. “We’ve always offered great orthopaedic care,” says Wendy Henry, RN, Nurse Manager. “Now we can also offer our patients new facilities that will help make their experience even better.” The new unit is located on the fifth floor of Samaritan Medical Center’s Pratt Building. Patient and family amenities include private patient rooms with pullout sofa beds and flat-screen televisions, spacious showerbathrooms with built-in shower seats to eliminate the need to step into the shower, and ceiling lifts over the bed to help the patient get in and out. The rooms are designed to provide
plenty of space for patients who may be using crutches or walkers, or need a therapist walking beside them. The unit also houses a dedicated therapy gym where patients can work on post-surgical rehabilitation. “When we renovated this unit, our staff had a lot of input into the design,” explains Ms. Henry. “They were able to give design suggestions to make their work more efficient, which now means they’re able to spend more time with the patients at the bedside.” In addition to opening the new orthopaedic medical/surgical unit, Samaritan Medical Center has also been selected by Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Designation Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacements. Blue Distinction is a national designation program that
recognizes those facilities that consistently demonstrate expertise and meet criteria standards for delivering quality specialty care safely and cost effectively. Blue Distinction Centers+ not only meet the same quality criteria as Blue Distinction Centers, but they also go a step further. Hospitals receiving a Blue Distinction Center+ designation are also measured on how efficiently they deliver this high-quality patient care. In the case of Knee and Hip Replacements, all parts of the patient’s experience are evaluated, including: education, pre and post-operative care, the surgery itself. pain management and rehabilitation. Only nineteen hospitals in New York State have earned this prestigious designation for quality care. Samaritan Medical
Center is the only Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement serving the North County. “This recognition shows that we’ve demonstrated a commitment to excellence when it comes to delivering quality care, treatment expertise, and
exceptional patient results,” says Susan Naso, PT, DPT, MS, Director of Rehabilitation Services. “It truly sets Samaritan apart, and we’re very proud of our physicians and staff for their hard work in these areas.”
Marla Clement, RN, Patient Care Coordinator shows off a patient lift in Samaritan Medical Center’s new orthopaedic medical/surgical unit. The ceiling lift over the bed helps orthopaedic patients get in and out.
Samaritan Medical Center’s newly opened orthopaedic medical/surgical unit features 18 private patient rooms.
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