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WORLD CLASS FOOD - NORTH COUNTRY FUN
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Offering Two Dining Experiences...
Relax in our Adirondack-style Lounge or
Enjoy Casual Fine Dining in our Dining Room.

Ridge View Lodge
*Suites - We have 2 bedroom suites, with pull out
sofa, kitchenette, full bath
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Standard Double-Queen Rooms
These are our basic rooms. They consist of two queen-sized beds, as
well as a full bathroom. There is also the option of having two
adjoining double-queen bedrooms.

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Single-Queen Rooms
For those who only need one bed, we offer our standard rooms with
only one queen-sized bed.

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King Rooms
Our king rooms are complete with a single king-sized bed. The extra
space is occupied by a single reclining chair.

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King w/Jacuzzi Rooms
Our king size bed with a jacuzzi tub in place of the original standard
tub. Great for those on long business trips that need to relax.

We offer our guests complimentary breakfasts every morning. Laundry services are also available.
We also give access to our conference room for large parties or meetings. For business travelers,
we offer a business center with wireless and wired Internet access.

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Embracing economic growth in the new year
BY STEVE VIRKLER &
ELAINE AVALLONE
Johnson Newspapers
he region’s
economic outlook remains
fairly bright in
2016, thanks
in part to the impact of a
couple of large employers.
Last year’s announcement Fort Drum was not
pegged for massive troop
withdrawal helped allay
economic fears throughout the region, especially
in Jefferson County, while
the ongoing plans by
Kraft Heinz to expand its
Lowville plant and add approximately 150 jobs over
the next few years has also
been welcome news.
“That’s going to have an
impact in a lot of ways,”
said Eric J. Virkler, Lewis
County’s economic development director and
executive director of the
Lewis County Industrial
Development Agency, said
of the Kraft Heinz expansion plans.
Along with the direct
employment, the proposed addition of a string
cheese line and expansion
of cream cheese production promises to increase
the demand for milk from
throughout the region and
beyond, Mr. Virkler said,

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Lewis County Planning Director Frank J. Pace, right, reviews plans for an expansion at the
Kraft Heinz plant in Lowville with Lewis County Planning Board members, clockwise from
left, Michael W. Kaido, Patricia L. O’Brien and Dennis R. Lee. The expansion is expected to
add approximately 150 jobs over the next few years.

noting that is tempered a
bit by relatively low milk
prices.
Frank J. Pace, Lewis
County’s director of planning, said he is working
with other community
leaders to help upgrade
infrastructure, improve
educational and workforce
development offerings,
review plans and handle
other issues that will be required to support the massive project.
“That’s certainly a top
priority, because it’s so far-

reaching in the economic
benefit,” he said. “It’s a regional benefit.”
A group of area school
superintendents and
representatives from the
Jefferson-Lewis Board of
Cooperative Educational
Services and area colleges
like Jefferson Community
College, Watertown, and
Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, have
been meeting regularly to
help develop curricula that
would prepare local students for jobs in manufac-

turing and other sectors,
like the growing nanotechnology industry in Utica,
Mr. Pace said.
“We have a fantastic
team that we’re working
with,” he said.
The technology component “plays a large role in
the process,” as modern
manufacturing has become very high-tech, Mr.
Pace said.
The county transportation system continues to
be utilized, with a handful
of college students already

utilizing the relatively new
College Connector route
to Utica and plans to again
have bus service for Maple
Weekend and a summer
route to Old Forge, he said.
Mr. Pace said his office
works with local governments to assess and, if
possible, improve their infrastructure and increase
governmental efficiency.
He also continues to
work with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis
County on marketing
maple products abroad,
including some new possibilities in the United
Kingdom and with the
Lewis County Soil and Water Conservation District
to install devices to monitor water levels along the
Black and Beaver rivers as
an early flood warning system.
Lewis County and IDA
officials continue to seek
ways to better help out existing businesses and draw
in new ones, Mr. Virkler
said. They remain interested in development of a
business park that could
help attract businesses
and an incubator building
to provide space for small
start-ups to develop and
grow, he said.
The county is also working with Paige Marketing
Group to help with busi-

ness marketing and assistance in three different
sectors: dairy and food
producers, natural resource-based companies
and small businesses, Mr.
Virkler said.
And county economic
development and the IDA
over the past year have
continued to integrate to
provide more of a one-stop
shopping approach to development, he said.
“I think it’s going to continue to get better,” Mr.
Virkler said.
One potential X-factor
will be the governor’s proposed minimum wage increases, with uncertainty
surrounding whether they
will happen and, if so,
whether it would negatively impact businesses, particular small ones, he said.
County and Lewis
County Chamber of Commerce officials also continue to attend trade shows
throughout the northeast
to promote both summer
and winter recreation in
Lewis County in hopes of
attracting more people to
the county.
Mr. Virkler also touted
the Drum Country initiative, in which Lewis
County officials can work
with their counterparts in

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Zehr’s Flowers and Landscaping: a second generation, family-owned business

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n 2015, Zehr’s Flowers and Landscaping made progress in the
landscape field by increasing capabilities through management
training and equipment expansion.
Our goal in 2016 here at Zehr’s Flowers and Landscaping is to continue
improving our garden center and the
landscaping services we already provide. Also, we plan to increase the
knowledge and training of our staff,
and continue to offer high quality plant
material to the north country.
Our capabilities include: plant installation, garden maintenance, seeding, landscape consultation and design, and light site work.
Zehr’s Flowers and Landscap-

ing continues as a second generation
family-owned business. We [Timothy
and Samantha Widrick] continue to
operate the business with our children:
Kendra, Anna, Alejandra, Faith, David
and Brock. We enjoy serving the community and creating jobs here in the
north country. We have fun as a family, and enjoy watching our children
get more involved with the business as
they grow.
In 2016, if you’re in Watertown, look
for us working on the Factory Street
reconstruction. Also, throughout the
year, look for our trucks around the
area to see other residential and commercial jobs we’re doing.
In 2015, the rebuilding of the Van

Amber Road bridge changed how the
summer looked for our business and
family. We were excited to subcontract
the hydroseeding to finish up the project last fall. When you stop at the Garden Center this year, be sure to check
out the now open bridge and the fresh
seeding around it. Finally, we’re looking forward to the changes 2016 will
bring!
Go to our website at zehrsflowers.
com and tour our online catalog to get
excited about spring. When spring arrives, make a trip to see us at Zehr’s
Flowers and Landscaping.
A special thank you to all of our customers. We look forward to seeing you
in 2016!

Timothy and Samantha Widrick and family of Zehr’s
Flowers and Landscaping.

PROGRESS EDITION 2016 INDEX
3D Sports ....................................................................................................124
812 Storage ................................................................................................112
A Happy Smile Dental Office ...........................................................................76
A to Z Liquors.................................................................................................94
Adirondack Eye Care Center ...........................................................................17
Adirondack Lightning Protection .....................................................................133
Affordable Technical Solutions .........................................................................73
Agency Specialists .......................................................................................136
All Seasons Power Equipment...........................................................................80
All Things Beautiful Photography and Bed & Breakfast..........................................56
AmeriCU Credit Union ........................................................................... 106-107
Amish Connection ........................................................................................104
Amy Earle School of Dance ............................................................................123
Aubertine & Currier Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors PLLC.........................102
BarkEater Craft Brewery ................................................................................143
BCA Architects & Engineers .............................................................................95
Beaver Camp ....................................................................................... 156-157
Beller’s Auto ................................................................................................129
Big Apple Music/Extreme Rides .....................................................................115
Bill’s Feed Service...........................................................................................49
Brookside Senior Living Community...................................................................26
Buckingham Hardware & Great Outdoors .........................................................70
Bush’s Auto ...................................................................................................64
C.J. Enterprises ............................................................................................127
C.R. Good Clocks ..........................................................................................53
Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce .............................................................34
Carthage Area Hospital ..................................................................................50
Carthage Augustinian Academy .....................................................................154
Carthage Dental Health Group .......................................................................124
Carthage Elks Lodge .....................................................................................122
Carthage Fibre Drum Inc. ................................................................................77
Carthage Free Library .....................................................................................43
Carthage Market............................................................................................79
Carthage Republican Tribune ...........................................................................15
Carthage Savings & Loan ....................................................................... 158-159
Carthage Tire ................................................................................................94
Cedarcrest Construction ................................................................................132
Chris Lorence Public Relations & Marketing ........................................................74
Church Street Diner.........................................................................................35
Colleen’s Creekside ........................................................................................97
Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County.......................................27
Community Bank N.A. ........................................................................... 146-147
Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall LLP ..........................................................12
Condino Motors Inc. .......................................................................................49
Corner Corral ..............................................................................................150
Countryside Veterinary Clinic ...........................................................................16
Creative Colors International............................................................................63
Croghan Adult Care Facility...........................................................................116
Croghan Area Redemption Center ....................................................................26
Croghan Electric ..........................................................................................139
Croghan Meat Market ..................................................................................125
Croniser, Lawrence & Phillippe Certified Public Accountants .................................39
Crossroads Tavern..........................................................................................48
Crown Jules Realty ..........................................................................................58
DAK Auto Sales............................................................................................161
David Roes Applications & Elmer Moser & Sons ................................................133
Decker Heating & Construction LLC .................................................................112
Denmark Gardens Apple Orchard ..................................................................149
Dig & Push Excavating ..................................................................................120
Dimensions Salon ...........................................................................................57
Double “B” Contracting ...................................................................................90
Double Play Community Center ........................................................................78
Doyle’s Pub .................................................................................................127
Dutchman Auto Inc. ......................................................................................107
E.L. Baird Fine Jewelry...................................................................................123
Eager Beaver Tree Service .............................................................................138
Eddie’s Meat Market.......................................................................................44
Elements Day Spa and Salon..........................................................................103
Essenlohr Motors ............................................................................................68
Family Ice Cream ...........................................................................................61
Farm Credit East .............................................................................................38
Farney Lumber Corp. ....................................................................................125
Fitness 1st......................................................................................................89
Foy Agency Inc. .............................................................................................88
Freeman’s Treats ..........................................................................................108
Friends of Lewis County Hospice .....................................................................128
Fuller & Sons Office Supplies Inc. ......................................................................33
Fuller Insurance Agency Inc............................................................................135
Gamble Distributors Inc. ..................................................................................63
Gerald A. Nortz Inc. .......................................................................................20
Glider Oil Co. Inc. ..........................................................................................43
Good Morning Realty ...................................................................................145

Grand Slam Safety .......................................................................................148
Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry ...............................................................113
Greg’s Handyman Service ...............................................................................32
GYMO, PC ...................................................................................................23
Hair Vogue....................................................................................................89
Hairport Hair Designs .....................................................................................69
Hairy Business .............................................................................................116
Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center...............................................................37
HEMP Creations by Julie ..................................................................................29
Herzig’s Convenience Stores .........................................................................151
HighTower .............................................................................................. 10-11
Hilsinger Woodworking and Design .................................................................98
HOMES REALTY of Northern New York .............................................................93
Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics ......................................................................126
Hoyt’s Collision and Body..............................................................................117
Independent Medical Evaluation Company (IMEC)..............................................53
Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions ................................................................65
Iseneker Funeral Home Inc. ..............................................................................46
J&H Farms .....................................................................................................93
jeb’s Restaurant..............................................................................................75
Jefferson County Public Health/Jefferson County Home Health Care ....................128
Johnson Lumber LLC ........................................................................................40
Journal and Republican ...................................................................................15
Journey Physical Therapy PLLC..........................................................................27
Karcher Country Estates...................................................................................62
Kathy’s Barber Shop .....................................................................................134
KeyBank .......................................................................................................42
Kimberly MacDougall ...................................................................................160
King’s Agri Seed Inc. ....................................................................................158
Kuhl’s Creekside Embroidery .........................................................................139
LaMont’s Food Fair .......................................................................................141
Larry Noftsier Financial Services .....................................................................101
Lee Buick-GMC Truck ....................................................................................149
Lewis County Agricultural Society .....................................................................66
Lewis County Chamber of Commerce ........................................................... 96-97
Lewis County General Hospital .................................................................... 83-86
Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary ...........................................................87
Lewis County General Hospital Foundation ........................................................82
Lewis County Humane Society ..........................................................................59
Lewis County Opportunities .............................................................................19
Lewis County Public Health ............................................................................131
Lewis Lanes ...................................................................................................54
Li’l Stink Pots ..................................................................................................90
Lisk’s Florals...................................................................................................52
Logan’s Equipment Inc...................................................................................109
Lowell’s All Season Yard Care ........................................................................154
Lowville Farmers Co-op Inc...................................................................... 144-145
Lowville Medical Associates ...........................................................................161
Lowville Producers Cheese Store .......................................................................25
Lowville Sport & Farm....................................................................................153
Lowville Urgent Care.....................................................................................160
Lube Express/Car Wash .................................................................................36
LUNCO Corp. ...............................................................................................47
Lundy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.......................................................13
Lyons Falls Tire Inc. .......................................................................................121
M&M Contracting ..........................................................................................52
M.J.S. Rubbish Removal Service .....................................................................163
M.R. Gaebel Inc. ............................................................................................67
Maple Ridge Building Supply ...........................................................................14
Maple Ridge Center............................................................................... 156-157
Marguerite’s Cranberry Emporium ....................................................................56
Marolf Trucking & Excavating ........................................................................132
Merry Gardens ............................................................................................140
Mike’s Appliances ..........................................................................................92
Mike’s Pig Pen ...............................................................................................99
Moncrief Land Surveying .................................................................................70
Monnat & Nortz Automotive Service Center .....................................................121
Monnat & Son Plumbing & Heating ...................................................................75
Monnat’s Country Store/Monnat’s Country Gifts .................................................99
Mountain River Properties LLC ..........................................................................33
Mountain View Prevention Services Inc. ........................................................ 90-91
Mullin’s Service Station ...................................................................................80
Music and Movement Studio ..........................................................................155
Nancy’s Unisex Salon .....................................................................................30
Neenah ......................................................................................................164
New Heights Reiki ..........................................................................................29
Niblett’s Karate Studio ....................................................................................61
Nicol Construction........................................................................................103
NNY Farmers Market Co-op Inc........................................................................59
North Country Family Health Center ..................................................................72
North Country Memorials ................................................................................21
North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council in Lewis County....................................27

North Country Tech Corp. .............................................................................143
Northern New York Community Foundation .....................................................165
Northern Regional Center for Independent Living ..................................................8
Northridge Cremation Chapel..........................................................................13
Nortz & Virkler Inc. .........................................................................................45
O’Connor Printing Inc. ..................................................................................136
OPEN SKY Healing Arts Center LLC.................................................................104
Opossum Hollow B&B ...................................................................................132
Oswegatchie Educational Center........................................................................7
Owls Landing Farm.......................................................................................122
PawPrints Professional Dog Grooming .............................................................140
Posh Pics Photography by Lori ........................................................................101
Professional Fireworks Display .......................................................................140
R&H Creations .............................................................................................165
Red Barn Meats Inc .......................................................................................137
Resolution Center of Jefferson/Lewis Counties Inc. .............................................141
Ridge View Inn .....................................................................................166&168
Ridge View Lodge ................................................................................166&168
Roggie’s Custom Cabinets ...............................................................................13
Roggie’s Flooring Center .................................................................................92
Ross Plumbing & Repair .................................................................................120
Royal Custom Cabinets .................................................................................145
Running Waters Creations .............................................................................105
Scanlon Funeral Home ....................................................................................51
Shambo’s Heating & Plumbing .......................................................................114
Sherman Electric ............................................................................................28
Sherwin Williams .........................................................................................111
Shue Brothers...............................................................................................152
Silver Bench Jewelry .....................................................................................138
Simon’s Agway ............................................................................................155
Simpson Fuels ................................................................................................74
Slack Chemical Co. ........................................................................................81
Small Business Development Center ..................................................................38
Snow Belt Housing Co. Inc. ..............................................................................64
Snow Ridge Ski Resort .....................................................................................55
State Farm Insurance .............................................................................108&115
Steak ‘N Brew................................................................................................46
Stillwater Hotel...............................................................................................44
Stony Creek Country Store .............................................................................150
Stop DWI ......................................................................................................91
Sunnycrest Flowers .......................................................................................152
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ............................................27
T.F. Wright & Sons Granite Foundry ..................................................................77
The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC .........................................................79
The Brick Oven Inn........................................................................................130
The Falls Pharmacy .........................................................................................71
The Haircut Company & Day Spa .....................................................................71
The Hayloft at Moonshine Farm ........................................................................18
The Scrub Hub .............................................................................................142
Thesier Implement Auto Repair ...........................................................................6
Timothy A. Farley P.C........................................................................................6
Tom Wolff/Vinyl Siding Cleaning Service ........................................................133
Total Return Inc.............................................................................................105
Town Hall Theater ..........................................................................................57
Trailside Rentals ...........................................................................................119
Trailside Restaurant ......................................................................................118
Try A Wash .................................................................................................137
Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival ..............................................................................157
Tug Hill Vineyards ..........................................................................................58
TYRO Automotive ...........................................................................................24
Urbaniak Studio .............................................................................................48
V.S. Virkler & Son Inc. .....................................................................................69
Vanier Chiropractic Office .............................................................................142
Vinny’s Pizzeria ...........................................................................................163
Virkler’s Wood Finishing .................................................................................17
Volunteer Transportation Center .....................................................................100
Washington Summit Medical & Professional Campus ..........................................60
Water Systems Unlimited .................................................................................32
West Carthage Housing Authority ........................................................... 162-163
White’s Farm Supply.......................................................................................41
Widmeyer Farm & Home ...............................................................................110
Widrick Electrical Inc. .....................................................................................30
Widrick Truck & Diesel Service .........................................................................62
Williamson Trash Removal.............................................................................149
Wm. C. Brown & Son Inc. ............................................................................... 4-5
Wm. H. Bush Memorial Library ......................................................................130
Wolff’s Body Shop .......................................................................................114
Yancey’s Sales & Service ...............................................................................134
Young Law Office, PLLC.....................................................................................9
Zehr’s Flowers & Landscaping ......................................................................... 2-3
ZehrCroft Bed & Breakfast .............................................................................117

SPECIAL THANKS
Photos in this year’s Progress Edition include ones taken by staff photographers Amanda Morrison
and Stephen Swofford as well as Steve Virkler, Elaine Avallone and Jeremiah Papineau.
We also thank all the businesses, organizations and individuals who advertised in this year’s edition.

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Ridge View Inn: world class food, north country fun

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Ridge View Inn’s banquet room has seating for approximately 200 guests.

son. Typically during the winter
through March 31, we are open
seven days a week at 11 a.m. and

12 p.m. on Sunday. The balance
of the year we are closed on Sunday and Monday, serving din-

ners and/or lunches, depending
on the day of the week. Please
refer to our website, www.ther-

idgeviewinn.com for our most
current hours.
We are almost always open by
request for luncheons and other
events. Just call us at (315) 3774057. We will continue to offer
Easter and Mother’s Day buffets.
Ridge View Inn still offers two
dining experiences, allowing
diners to choose the atmosphere
for their mood that day or night.
Live music continues to
be popular during our winter
months. And “package specials”
are offered in conjunction with
Open Sky and Ridge View Motor
Lodge.
Like us on Facebook [The
Ridge View Inn] to see daily features and upcoming events. Give
us a 5-star rating and provide us
with comments that will allow us
to grow and better serve you. We
would also love suggestions as
to what you would like to see for
dinner features and events.
The entire staff of the Ridge
View Inn looks forward to serving you in the upcoming year.
See you soon.

New Garden Design
and Installation

Hydroseeding On
VanAmber Road Bridge

Garden Maintenance

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irst and foremost, we
must thank all of our
patrons, near and far;
with your continued
support, we continue to grow.
The addition of our banquet
room has shown to be a great decision. With 45 weddings under
our belts since the completion of
the room in August 2013 we continue to grow. 2016 has exceeded
all past numbers and we are currently booking into 2017. With
seating for approximately 200
guests in the banquet room and
additional seating in the adjacent lounge, we are your choice
for wedding receptions as well as
many other events. The old cliché, there is no party too big or
too small, we do have the ability
to accommodate whatever size
group. Also, consider us for a
business conference or seminar,
family reunion, birthday party,
baby or bridal showers.
The Ridge View Inn currently
employs between 15 and 20 fulland part-time staff, depending
on the time of the year. Hours
also vary, depending on the sea-

Ridge View Lodge celebrates 27th year of operation

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he Ridge View Lodge
is in its 27th year of
operation. We take
pride in accommodating a wide variety of businesses, tourists, and local people and their families. We strive
to make the Ridge View Lodge a
clean, comfortable and pleasant place to stay.
The Ridge View has 60 standard rooms including singles
with rocker recliners, doubles,
adjoining doubles, kings and
Jacuzzis. Each room comes with
cable TV, telephone, wireless
internet connection, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, and a free continental breakfast. In 2014 we
added two suites downstairs.
The suites include a living area, two bedrooms, bathroom
and small kitchenette with a
microwave, small refrigerator
and coffee maker. Each suite
can accommodate up to seven
people. We also have a business center/exercise room and

laundry machines. The conference room downstairs can hold
a capacity of 75 to 85 people. We
host many business meetings
and a variety of parties such as
bridal and baby showers, birthdays and Christmas parties.
In December of 2013 we added a gas pump to accommodate
snowmobilers and people riding ATVs. We feel it has been a
great asset for our guests as well
as the local people who enjoy
these two recreational activities. We also rent snowmobiles
for those who are interested.
We enjoy meeting people every day from different areas in
New York, other states and from
around the world. It is a pleasure to be able to get to know
so many different people in all
“walks of life,” whether they are
here for business, recreation,
visiting family, touring the area
or just passing through. We look
forward in serving people for
years to come.

Hydroseeding After

Hydroseeding Before

Employees at the Ridge View Lodge on Route 12, just outside Lowville, include, front row, from left, Kathy Aucter,
Margie Rice, Belva Queary, Madison Lyndaker and owner Tracy Miller. Back row, Denise Lyng, Jamie Burke and
Colleen Reed.

New Garden Design
and Installation

Fresh Dug Birch
in Tree Nursery

Paver Walkway
Installation

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Wm. C. Brown & Son Inc.
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Family Owned Since 1915

Continuing to Serve You From Two Convenient Locations:

Forest Avenue
Store/Showroom
Sales Department

Do-It-Yourselfers
& Contractors

NNYCF: A permanent endowment for Lewis County

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he quality of life in Lewis
County continues to be
impacted in a positive
manner through the work
and mission of the Northern New
York Community Foundation. Since
1929, our organization has promoted community betterment in all efforts — strategic grant-making, fund
administration, educational support, non-profit partnerships and
more. The Community Foundation
is devoted to supporting a broad
range of community interests for the
benefit of Lewis County residents
and organizations.
The Northern New York Community Foundation’s emphasis on
local sustainability led to the establishment and continued stewardship of non-profit partnerships. The
Community Foundation collaborates closely with local agencies to
responsibly steward sustaining and
endowment funds to help support
each organization’s future. Some of
the Foundation’s non-profit partners in Lewis County are the Lewis
County Hospital Foundation, Fund
for Hope of Lewis County Hospital Foundation, Friends of Lewis
County Hospice and the Adirondack
Mennonite Camping Association.

The Foundation also administers
the Renee Beyer-United Way Fund,
which supports non-profit agencies
in Lewis County.
Lewis County school districts
have also embraced a partnership
with the Northern New York Community Foundation to create an additional resource for each school’s
academic and extracurricular efforts
that benefit students. Schools have
forged a formal relationship with
the Community Foundation with
the establishment of an educational
foundation or through the transfer of scholarship funds. Lowville
Academy and Central School, Beaver River Central School, Copenhagen Central School and Adirondack
Central School have an official partnership with the Community Foundation. Several students from these
districts are also recipients of a variety of Foundation scholarships each
year.
A number of Lewis County organizations have received grant support from the Northern New York
Community Foundation. Recent
recipients include the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust, Lewis County
Historical Society, Lewis County
Hospital Foundation, Lowville Rural

Cemetery Association, Lowville Free
Library, First Presbyterian Church
of Lowville, Lewis County Opportunities, Mountain View Prevention Services, Double Play Sports
Community Center and others.
The Community Foundation also
supports many local food pantries
across the county. The Foundation also collaborated with the Dyson Foundation to supply funding
for the purchase of winter clothing
for Lewis County children in need.
More than $60,000 has been distributed to advance this initiative in area
school districts.
The Northern New York Community Foundation offers donors a
variety of charitable giving vehicles,
including individual, family and
business named donor-advised
funds, named scholarship, field
of interest and designated funds.
For donors with a passion for their
community, geographic- and/or
community-specific funds can be
established. Other versatile charitable funds or giving platforms include funds designed to support
non-profit organizations or agencies, memorial or legacy funds, alternatives to private foundations
and charitable gift annuities.

R&H Creations beginning
their 13th year of business

Doug, Bill, Merle, and Sean
376-8130

Shady Avenue
Plumbing & Heating
Service Department

Brown’s Home
Appliance Center
376-2422

W

e at R&H Creations
are excited about the
start of our 13th year.
Over the last 12 years
we have been a part of 870 weddings
and events. Our design team is looking forward to this year’s wedding
season!
We have over 15 different centerpiece styles, along with various
other items that brides can rent and
design to fit their personal taste. We
also have a lighted fabric wall that
can be custom designed to illuminate your head table.
One of the services that we offer
is the set up and clean up of all the
decorating items for the reception.
This allows the bride and groom to
enjoy the wedding day without all
the last minute stress that goes with
getting the decorating done.
In our showroom, clients may
view the many decorating items on
display and receive assistance in
choosing and designing centerpieces to suit their style.
We offer chair covers in white,

The staff at R&H Creations includes, front row, from left, Donna Grau,
Kathy Lehman, Helen Johnson, Cheryl Johnson and Lianne Turck. Back
row, Nelson Grau, Ron Johnson, Jeanette Tripp and Pam Bushey.

ivory and black, with 26 sash colors
in stock. In 2015, we increased our
linen inventory to carry white and
black linens along with 12 napkin

colors.
Visit our website at www.randhcreations.com Call us to set up an
appointment to see our showroom.

Donors interested in aligning
their community passions and
interests at any level can create a
philanthropic legacy through the
Northern New York Community
Foundation. Whether it is for specific charities, schools, churches or

geographic areas, legacies can begin to have a lasting impact in Lewis
County today.
For more information about the
Community Foundation, please call
(315) 782-7110 or visit www.nnycf.
org.

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Neenah: making fine paper and packaging for over 150 years

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Neenah Paper, 5492 Bostwick St., Lowville.

paper-based packaging is a part of this effort
and Neenah is proud to be one of them.
As an important part of business, education and everyday life, paper and paperbased packaging finally have their own voice
in the form of an overarching marketing
program. The Paper & Packaging — How
Life Unfolds™ campaign highlights the important role paper and packaging play in
our lives, helping us accomplish our goals at
home, at school and in the workplace.

Neenah, including our newly acquired
FiberMark mills like our Lowville location,
is dedicated to sharing our stories and our
passion for papermaking. “Over the course
of the campaign we will interview employees at every level in our organization to make
sure that we are capturing the voices of the
men and women that go to work every day
to make sure that our products help package
the promise of many major brands consumers see on shelf every day. Our philosophy is
quality first and that shines through in everything we make and do,” says Julie Schertell,
president, Neenah Fine Paper and Packaging
and Paper and Packaging Board member.
We invite you to learn more about the
campaign by visiting www.howlifeunfolds.
com and learn more about Neenah and our
passion for paper at www.neenahpaperblog.
com.
About Neenah
For more than 100 years, Neenah Paper
(NYSE: NP) has been an innovative leader
in the creation and manufacturing of papers for premium writing, text, cover, digital,
packaging and specialty needs. The Neenah
signature portfolio includes market leading
brands such as CLASSIC, ENVIRONMENT,
and ROYAL SUNDANCE Papers. The company also offers envelopes in thousands of

unique colors, finishes and styles.
About Neenah packaging
Neenah packaging provides unique and
sustainable packaging papers and custom
solutions for premium packaging. Its range
of colors and textures — for bags, box wraps,
gift card carriers, hangtags, labels, folding
board and fragrance strips — inspire visually and create a high-touch tactile connection. Neenah Packaging enables leading and
emerging brands in cosmetics and fragrances; wine, spirits and craft beer; consumer
electronics and retail to deliver on their
brand’s promise.
About FiberMark
FiberMark is a world-class, fully integrated manufacturer and global distributor of
specialty cellulose and synthetic fiber-based
printing media. FiberMark capabilities include paper manufacturing, saturating, performance coating, calendaring, laminating,
embossing and roll converting. FiberMark is
Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] – certified
[FSC-C020981]. FiberMark has been manufacturing saturated papers and nonwovens
for specialty applications for more than 100
years. Core businesses include: luxury packaging, decorative covering materials, performance boards, technical specialties, and
digital print media.

The personnel at the plumbing/heating retail store on Forest Avenue include The Tinman, Doug
Rook, Bill Stevens, Merle Roes and Sean Murphy.

The service and installation team includes, front row, from left, Bill Stevens, Nancy
Szijarto, Sean Walters and Derek Roes. Back row, Dustin Roes, Kermit Luther, Arel Brown,
Brad Moser and Tim Young. In the background is mascot, Morris the Maytag Cat, art work
by Aleah Young.

Morris the Maytag Cat has
served Wm. C. Brown & Son
for 12 years, working in
public relations, stress relief
The appliance group includes, from left, the “Maytag Man,” and as the team mascot.
Dustin Roes, Barbara Brown, Nancy Szijarto and Brad Moser.
Stop in to see Morris.

William C. Brown & Son Inc. beginning the second century

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rown’s are entering
their second century
of service in Lewis
County. What initially began as one man doing
plumbing and heating, now
has 13 employees in two locations and three departments.
They are able to offer their
customers sales and service on
everything from appliances to
the preverbal kitchen sink.
In 2015, a number of activities to promote and celebrate
the milestone anniversary took
place. Two drawings were held
each month [one at each location] and the lucky winners
each received $100.
Tim Young and the employees created a wonderful
float and display for the Lewis
County Fair parade. A demolition derby car was constructed
by Roy McKnight and driven by
John Szijarto. A special hood
design featuring our mascot

cat, Morris, was painted by
Aleah Young .
Originally established in
1915 in Beaver Falls, after
several years William Brown
relocated to Lowville. In addition to working on plumbing and heating he also had a
tin shop and installed standing seam roofs. After WWII his
sons, Gerald and Arel, joined
the business. William died as a
result of a roofing accident in
1949. His son, Arel, continued
the business Lowville, while
Gerald moved to Lyons Falls
and created his own business.
In 1978 Arel Sr. died and two
of his sons, Patrick and Arel B.,
assumed the “day to day” operation.
In 1980 the old shop, across
from the Lowville Farmer’s
Co-op, was transformed into a
plumbing and heating supply
store. Douglas Rook was hired
to manage it. Shortly there-

after, Maytag laundry equipment was added to the store
offerings. After ten years, the
store sales had increased and
there wasn’t enough space to
display the variety of products
and merchandise available.
After remodeling, a new store
was opened around the corner on Forest Ave. The store
is staffed by Doug Rook, Bill
Stevens, Merle Roes, and Sean
Murphy.
Brown’s Home Appliance Center is located in the
Brown block on Shady Avenue
in Lowville, across from the
Farmer’s Co-op. On display are
a nice selection of refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers and
laundry equipment from name
brands that include Maytag,
GE, Whirlpool and Frigidaire.
The knowledgeable Nancy
Szijarto and owner, Barbara
Brown, handle the sales end
while Brad Moser and Dustin

Roes provide customer service
after the sale.
As members of a national
appliance buying group, we
can offer you competitive prices on all major brands. So if
that old appliance is on “its last
leg” and starts making weird
noises; stop in or pick up the
phone. We will be glad to show
you what’s new and available.
The heart of this business is
the service department and the
first voice you will likely hear is
that of 29-year veteran, Nancy
Szijarto. This division has seen
many changes in the fuel used,
type of equipment and technology in heating systems over
the past 30 years. Plumbing
has also changed substantially.
Plastics have replaced cast iron
and lead for piping. Flexibility
and adapting to change have
kept the technicians on their
toes.
With heating costs escalat-

ing, high efficiency heating
equipment from Carrier, Utica, Thermopride and Buderus
are very popular. Quality water
pumps by Gould and Grunfos
are available along with A.O.
Smith water heaters and Delta
faucets.
The friendly guys in this division are led by senior technician, Tim Young, and the
knowledgeable Brad Moser.
Other members of the team include Dustin Roes, Kermit Luther, Sean Walters and Derek
Roes. The versatile Bill Stevens
often provides additional support for the service group.
Out of water, plugged sewer,
leaking water heater or in need
of a new heating system – call
us at (315) 376-2422.
A plan to gradually transfer
ownership to the employees
is underway as Barb and Arel
Brown look toward retirement.

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t Neenah, we’ve been making fine
paper and packaging for over 150
years. Many of the uses for paper
seem so common that they are
almost overlooked, unless they are made
using paper so special that the consumer is
compelled to notice. A greeting card in the
mailbox, a beautiful candle box, a menu at a
local restaurant or wrapping paper for a special gift, are all important as they help to create the memories that follow. Paper speaks to
the quality of the message and the personality of the product, the restaurant or the gift
inside the package. We’re confident in saying
no one makes fine paper and packaging better than Neenah.
That’s why when Neenah had the opportunity to participate, alongside nearly 60 paper manufacturers and importers of paper
and paper-based packaging, in the Paper &
Packaging — How Life Unfolds ™ campaign,
we said yes. Our passion for paper is evident
all around us at Neenah, and this industrywide campaign gives us the opportunity to
share that passion with others. The How Life
Unfolds™ campaign is the first time our industry has joined together to provide a collective voice for our products, our impact
on the environment and, most importantly,
our people. Every mill that makes paper and

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West Carthage Housing Authority offers
maintenance-free living in secure facilities

THESIER IMPLEMENT AUTO REPAIR

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Timothy A. Farley Attorney at Law has an office at 514 State St., Carthage.

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Timothy A. Farley:
A general practice law firm

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Bethany A. and Leo D. Thesier welcome you to Thesier Implement Auto Repair, where their staff, Beau D.
Elliott, Kenneth G. Adams and Michael R. Chaffee, will see to your car care needs.

TIMOTHY A.
FARLEY, P.C.
ATTORNEY AT LAW

REAL ESTATE
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MICHELLE WIDRICK
514 State Street
Carthage, New York
(315) 493-9373

1717 State Street
Watertown, New York
(315) 788-2233

ttorney Timothy A.
Farley opened his own
general practice law
office in Carthage in
1999, after being in practice since
1987.
He and paralegal, Tina M. Soukup, started the firm, which has
since expanded to two offices,
the one in Carthage and a second
office in Watertown, to better
serve the legal needs of the area.
Between the two offices, there
are seven full-time employees,
including Tina M. Soukup, Gina
Brotherton, Rebecca Knight,
Janice Purcell, Robin Barbarito,
Christina Doroha and Michelle
Widrick. Each of these employees
has a particular area of expertise,

t the West Carthage
Housing Authority, you will enjoy a
spacious one or two
bedroom apartment in a meticulously-maintained building in
a peaceful country setting. You
will live with the peace of mind of
maintenance free living in one of
our secure facilities. The beauty
and convenience of this community is that you can take life as it

comes, remaining as independent as you like, all while staying
right in your new home.
Amenities include:
 Private apartments, accessed from inside the building;
 Secure entrances with entry
phone system for visitors;
 24-hour video surveillance;
 Integrated fire monitoring;
 On-site, convenient laundry
rooms;

 Automatic stand-by electrical systems for all common areas;
 Trash and recycling service;
 Access to public transportation services to get you to where
you need to go — whether it’s the
doctor’s office, religious services
or local shopping;
 Personal Emergency Response System;
 Wheelchair accessible passageways throughout the com-

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which they have developed.
The main focus areas for the
firm include representing financial institutions in mortgage
lending, providing legal support
for many of the local towns and
villages and aiding local businesses and corporations with
their various legal requirements.
Individual clients regularly come
to Attorney Farley for real estate
matters, forming LLCs, personal
injury, estates, trusts, wills, health
care proxies and power of attorneys.
Attorney Farley has made it
his business to stay in contact
with the local community and
to maintain a legal practice that
meets the needs of his clients.

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Applications available for persons 62 years old or older, handicapped or disabled, regardless of
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You will find a little slice of heaven at Vinny’s Pizzeria, Main Street, Croghan. Vinny’s celebrated another
successful year in 2015 and looks forward to celebrating another with their loyal customers. Stop in and
say hi to Vinny and enjoy their delicious offerings.

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We’ve been in the business for 28 years!

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How ‘I’ became ‘We’ at Oswegatchie Educational Center
BY ANNA SUPP

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WE WANT YOU!
IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve your
space TODAY!
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OPPORTUNITY

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class 16. We are supportive, inclusive and accepting. Together
we are something greater than
we were alone. We have heard
the stories of the classes before
us, that’s true. We’ve heard of
the amazing opportunities and
experiences, of the depth of selfawareness and personal growth
other classes have experienced.
Their stories, accomplishments
and enthusiasm are what drove
many of us to be here. We are
grateful for the opportunities
and the inspiration they have
provided us. Our journey, however, will be unique and wholly
our own. We are poised to create
our own identity over the next
two years and thank you, Ted, for
the rest of our lives.
We are LEAD class 16. We are
a team, a class, an army and a
congregation. We are the future
of this industry we all serve. As
leaders, we are young, just beginning to recognize what that
may mean. We have accepted
this challenge, this journey before us, and we welcome it. It is
not something we take on lightly.
As individuals, we are anxious
about the years ahead. We worry
about the time away from families and careers; we worry about
testing personal limits and comfort zones, and exposing weak-

LEAD Class 16 is pictured at their team-building retreat at Camp
Oswegatchie, Croghan.

nesses. As a class, however, we
are open, we are committed and
we are ready. There will be plenty of roots and logs to trip over as
we go. We have each other, and
we know that when we start to
stumble, there will be someone
behind us, and someone in front
of us. Is that you? Take my hand.
In the spring of 2017, we’ll
complete this leg of our journey, hand in hand. We’ll take a
final head count, be sure everyone arrived safely and the lines
will blur again. We will become
as we were, individuals, and go
back out to our communities,
our companies, our families and

our businesses as leaders — and
at the same time, we will become
more. We will become LEAD
alumni, and we will link hands
with a fraternity of leadership
that spans generations, industries and countries. Together we
will all be something far greater
than we were alone. We are LEAD
class 16, and we’re on our way.
To learn more about Oswegatchie, go to www.oswegatchie.
org. We can be reached by phone
at 346-1222.
Anna Supp is a Farm Business
Advisor, with Farm Credit East.

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Special to the Progress Edition
t was already dark as we
set off on foot down the
road, the group percolating with a nervous energy.
Light-hearted chatter and laughter peppered the cold night air.
Perhaps it was the novelty of the
situation, or the stress of the long
day finally bubbling over, but
we were giddy, almost childish
in our jokes and banter. As we
turned off the road, and into the
woods, the disorienting darkness
crept in quickly. It pressed down
around us, and we turned to
each other for guidance. Is that
you? Give me your hand. Hold my
jacket. Who’s at the end? Watch
out for the roots, step up ahead!
Looking like a troupe of circus
elephants — and not particularly
quieter — we guided each other
through the dark. Log to your left.
Is everyone ok? Don’t worry, I’m
right here in front of you.
Don’t worry. I’m right here.
If we had a weakness as a
group, it was staying quiet, and
the laughter and chatter continued on deep into the night. Trekking along in near blindness,
swapping stories and laughing
aloud, we moved as one unit,
as one class. Occasionally we

stumbled, but somewhere in the
middle of the line, in the middle
of the woods, in the middle of the
night — “I” became “we,” and we
became LEAD class 16.
LEAD class 16 is a group unlike
any other. It is made up of individuals, and as individuals we are
diverse, to be sure. All of these
people have come from different
backgrounds, different schools,
different companies and careers.
They grow grapes, beans, hops,
cranberries and cows. They are
educators, advisors, producers, salesmen and lenders. They
work in the public sector, on
family farms, for themselves and
for private corporations. They
have faced adversity, they have
received diplomas, degrees,
awards and accolades.
They represent a range of religions, hobbies, hometowns
and opinions. They have been
to other countries, come from
other countries and speak other
languages. They have built businesses, built families and they
have built communities. They
are parents, spouses, siblings,
fiancées and friends. They are
introverts, extroverts, dreamers,
planners and doers. Each individual, in their own right, has accomplished great things.
But together, WE are LEAD

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NRCIL on a path of consistent growth and improvement

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Employees at the Northern Regional Center for Independent Living in Lewis County include, front row, from left,
Karen Boliver, Kris Eckerson and Albina Rennie. Middle row, Karen Turck, Becky Schneider, Cathie Wooledge
and Lucrezia Johnson. Back row, Scott Danforth, Ben Fowler and Patty Ward LaFlesh.

orthern Regional
Center for Independent Living is a
peer-run disability
rights and resource center that
promotes efforts to end discrimination against people with disabilities by partnering with the
community to create an accessible, inclusive society.
In 2015 NRCIL was awarded
the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and will be working with volunteer ombudsmen
in long term care facilities including nursing homes and assisted
living facilities. An ombudsman
is a person who investigates
complaints, reports findings and
mediates fair settlements, especially between an individual
consumer and an institution or
organization. It comes from the
Swedish language for ‘citizen ad-

vocate.’ Our ombudsmen coordinator works with volunteers to
ensure that residents have access
to ombudsmen and that every facility is visited regularly.
We are still working to develop a full team of volunteers. If
this sounds like something you
would be interested in, please
call Kim Smith at 315-785-8703
or Keith Mitchell at 315-7649442.
For 2016 we added an outreach peer advocate to our team
in Lewis County. This person will
work closely with the director of
community services and behavioral health providers to ensure
that people who are eligible for
mental health services have easy
access. So many times we work
with individuals who say “I wish

See NRCIL, Page 9

Northern Regional Center for Independent Living
Your Disability Rights and Resource Center

Lowville
Medical
Associates

* NRCIL has activities, outings and events for adults and families
* NRCIL has Family Peer Advocates who have children with disabilities. This direct
experience is coupled with excellent training and education to help with
understanding a child’s diagnosis and attend school meetings
* NRCIL has Respite Activities for families of children with mental health disabilities
* NRCIL hosts many support groups including Anger Management, Double Trouble in
Recovery, Creative Writing, Reaching Out To Each Other (ROTEO)
* NRCIL always welcomes volunteers! Do you have a talent you could share with us?

Lyons Falls
513-4017

Lowville
376-8696

Watertown
785-8703

www.nrcil.net

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Our mission...
Stop by DAK Auto in Houseville for quality, used vehicles.

DAK Auto Sales marks
second year of business

D

AK Auto Sales, owned
by Mike Gates, is located at 5764 Houseville Gulf Road, Turin.
Mike has been in the car business for over 30 years. This is his
second year of business at DAK
Auto Sales.

Mike can usually locate just
about anything that a customer
might be looking for.
The business is open weekdays
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment anytime.
For more information, call Mike
at 315-486-4023.

DA K
A u to S a le s
Used Car and Truck Sales

5764 Houseville Gulf Rd., Turin

* NRCIL has peer advocates - people with disabilities who have direct experience and
can assist with benefits applications, social security applications, resumes, etc.

5402 Dayan Street Lowville

(Located in the Former Municipal Building)

SPECIALIZING IN QUALITY
SOUTHERN
PRE-OWNED VEHICLES!
CALL MIKE GATES ANYTIME FOR AN APPOINTMENT • 486-4023
Open Week Days 9am-4:30pm

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376.3525

Front left: Shereen Palmer, MD; Scott Stern, MD; Melissa Muha, FNP; Linda Moser, ANP; Dyana
Manning, RPA; Steve Lyndaker, MD; Mary Lou Feilmeier, MD.

Lowville Medical Associates is
committed to providing the
highest quality medical care in a
compassionate environment
where you feel valued and
supported. Whether we are
helping you get healthy or stay
healthy, communication is our
top priority so that decisions are
made with the best possible
information and you understand
the goals for your care. We are
here because we love what we
do!

Multiple Providers Accepting New Patients • Most Insurances Accepted

Our Providers...
Steven Lyndaker, MD
B.A. summa cum laude, Hamilton College
M.D. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Internal Medicine Residency & Chief Residency University of Rochester, NY
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Shereen Palmer, MD
B.A. summa cum laude, Hamilton College
M.D. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Pediatric Residency & Chief Residency, University of Rochester, NY
Board Certified in Pediatrics.
MaryLou Feilmeier, MD
B.A. summa cum laude, University of Northern Iowa
M.D. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society University of Iowa College of Medicine
Pediatric Residency, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Board Certified in Pediatrics
Scott Stern, MD
B.A. State University of New York at Binghamton
M.D. State University of New York at Upstate Medical in Syracuse
Family Practice Residency & Chief Residency, Guthrie Family Practice Residency, Sayre, Pennsylvania
Board Certified in Family Practice
Dyana Manning, RPA-C
B.S. summa cum laude, State University of New York at Upstate Medical, Syracuse
Masters of Science Physician Assistant Studies with High Honors, State University at Upstate Medical, Syracuse
NCCPA Board Certified
Linda Moser, ANP-BC
B.S. Nursing, State University of New York IT, Utica
Masters of Science in Nursing, Syracuse University College of Nursing
ANCC Board Certified
Melissa Muha, FNP
B.S. in Nursing, Keuka College
Masters of Science in Family Health, State University of New York IT, Utica
ANCC Board Certified

376-4600 (Internal Medicine) • 376-5558 (Pediatrics)

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Kimberly MacDougall is your north country
advocate for disability, SSI and child SSI benefits

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may qualify for child SSI benefits,
assisting claimants from the initial application level through the
Administrative Law Judge hearing, and beyond the hearing level
to the Appeals Council.
Born and raised in West Leyden, New York, she attended
Adirondack High School, and
received her bachelor’s degree
from SUNY Albany in 1990. From
2001 through 2010 she worked
under an attorney handling Social Security claims, and in 2005
she passed Social Security’s rigorous exam to become an “Eligible for Direct-Fee Payment NonAttorney [EDPNA].” In order to
maintain this standing with the
Social Security Administration,
she completes continuing education courses annually, which
are directly related to the practice of Social Security Law. She is
registered with Social Security’s
online system so that she can obtain direct access to her clients’
files. She is also a member of
the National Association of Disability Representatives [NADR],

Lowville
Urgent
Care

National Organization for Social
Security Claimant Representatives [NOSSCR], and the National
Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare [NCPSSM].
Now in her sixth year in private
practice, Kimberly MacDougall
has successfully represented
hundreds throughout her career as a disability advocate. She
continues to focus her efforts on
serving the needs of individuals
within her local community. She
is aware that living in a rural area
has its own challenges to those
who can no longer work due
to disability. She provides free
consultations by telephone and
schedules face-to-face appointments with her clients in the convenience of their own homes in
preparation for their hearings.
She can be reached at [315] 9426883 or by email at NorthCountryAdvocate@gmail.com. You
can also visit her website at www.
NorthCountryAdvocate.vpweb.
com.

5402 Dayan Street
Lowville
Second Floor • 315-376-1401

(Located at the corner of Cascade & Dayan streets)

www.facebook.com/lowvillemedicalassociates

Kimberly MacDougall from West Leyden is the local advocate for
disability, SSI and child SSI benefits.

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I knew about you two years ago.” We want
to make sure that services are available
when people need them.
NRCIL was started in 1987 with a grant
from the New York State Education Department, through the work of a grassroots group called Citizens United for the
Removal of Barriers, (CURB), and the Disabled Persons Action Organization. We
are now part of a network of 41 Independent Living Centers in New York State and
over 450 centers across the nation.
NRCIL is a consumer-controlled,
community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential, non-medical center which
provides information and advocacy resources to people with disabilities of all
ages in Jefferson and Lewis counties. This
includes individuals, family members,
caregivers and community advocates.
NRCIL encourages people to maximize
their personal independence through its
peer-to-peer philosophy.
We have offices located in Lowville, Lyons Falls and Watertown. Our programs
include Independent Living Services,
Family Support Services, Mental Health
Advocacy, Community Connections,
Special Education Parent Programs, Long
Term Care Ombudsman and our Lewis
County Jail Program.
Our services are provided with, by and
for people with disabilities. Our goal is to
educate, advocate, assist and empower
you to be the best advocate that you can
be for yourself. We want to assist you as
you connect to the services and supports
you need to be successful while meeting
your personal goals. Please call our offices to get more information, Lowville:
376-8696, Lyons Falls 513-4017 and Watertown 785-8703. You can also find us at
www.nrcil.net or friend us on Facebook!
NRCIL – Your Disability Rights
and Resource Center
NRCIL has peer advocates — people
with disabilities who have direct experience and can assist with benefits applications, Social Security applications, resumes, etc.
NRCIL has activities, outings and
events for adults and families
NRCIL has family peer advocates who
have children with disabilities. This direct experience is coupled with excellent
training and education to help with understanding a child’s diagnosis and attend school meetings
NRCIL has respite activities for families
of children with mental health disabilities
NRCIL hosts many support groups
including Anger Management, Double
Trouble in Recovery, Creative Writing and
Reaching Out To Each Other (ROTEO).
NRCIL always welcomes volunteers! Do
you have a talent you could share with us?

The Young Law Office starts
2016 with an increase in staff

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ew in Lowville for
2016, is the Young
Law Office. Family owned and operated, with familiar faces and
professionally proven.
Located at 7659 State St.,
across from the Lewis County
Courthouse, The Young Law
Office is led by Michael Young,
a practicing attorney for more
than 35 years and his daughter-in-law, Lydia Young, who
began her legal career in 2011.
The youngest member of the
team is Anthony Nortz. He
was admitted to the New York
State Bar this year and hired
full time. All three live in Lewis
County and have strong county roots.
The Young Law Office has
found its niche in Jefferson
and Lewis county, providing
legal guidance and advice in
all aspects of the law — criminal, matrimonial, family, real
estate, estate practice and
planning, guardianship, business formation and general
civil law. They represent their
clients in Supreme, County,
Surrogate, Family and Justice Courts. The cases include
numerous felony and misdemeanor trials.

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f you are out of work as
a result of a physical or
mental impairment that
has lasted [or is expected
to last] for at least a year, you may
be qualified to receive disability benefits through the Social
Security Administration [SSA].
Unfortunately, many individuals who apply for these benefits
are denied at the initial level and
must file an appeal. This appeal
results in an Administrative Law
Judge [ALJ] hearing. Obtaining
a representative for your disability hearing is not required by
the law. However, your chances
of success are greatly increased
when your case has been thoroughly prepared by a representative who can articulate the merits
of your claim before an ALJ.
Kimberly MacDougall is a
non-attorney representative
whose goal is to provide professional and considerate advocacy
to individuals who are unable to
work due to a disability. She not
only represents adults but also
children with disabilities who

NRCIL

From left are attorneys Michael Young, Lydia Young and Anthony Nortz of the Young Law Office.

“I have been at the same location since 1983. The knowledge, experience and dedication gathered during that
time is the only way I know
how to do business. While at
the same time, the enthusiasm that Lydia and Anthony

bring to the firm speaks to our
diversity and the future,” said
Michael F. Young, managing
partner.
The Young Law Office values the trust people place with
them.
The Young Law Office,

we are here when you need
us. Office hours are Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Appointments are
available on weekends. Contact us at 315-376-7543 or
email: law.young.lowville@
gmail.com.

YOUNG LAW
OFFICE, PLLC
7659 N. State Street
P.O. Box 312
Lowville, New York 13367-0312
Telephone (315) 376-7543
FAX (315) 376-8766

law.young.lowville@gmail.com

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Carthage Savings continues to move forward

by embracing technology with a personal touch
CARTHAGE SAVINGS
BY THE NUMBERS

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(AS OF 12/31/2015)
Year Founded: 1888
Total Assets $193,473,594
Capital $21,193,947
# Employees 39
Payroll & Beneit’s —
$1,973,066
Branch locations:
Carthage, Watertown,
Clayton and online at
www.carthagesavings.com

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arthage Savings is the
North Country’s oldest
remaining independent financial institution and they plan to stay that
way. The Association continues
to grow while keeping overhead
in check and expanding services
through the use of technology.
The Association has doubled its
assets and has added two branches while employing roughly the
same number of people they did
nearly 20 years ago. “Technology has made everyone more
efficient, allowing us to deliver
services more conveniently to
our end users than ever before,”
says Thomas H. Piché, president
and CEO. “To stay relevant and
competitive in today’s world,
you must adapt and embrace the
technological advances available.
You must also keep everything in
perspective and not let technology take over your business. Technology adaptation must be driven
by customers or efficiency.”
Carthage Savings is currently
the only local institution that
has a fully functional website
with the successful launch of its
“state-of-the-art” Online Branch
in September 2015. The Online
Branch provides customers the
ability to open new deposit and
loan relationships with the Association. We recognize the future
is heading in this direction. Many
websites can get you started but
then you must go to a branch.
Our websites can take you all the
way through funding your new
account. We think this added

Members of the Carthage Savings staff at 313 State St., Carthage, are ready to serve you. Seated, from left, are Lynne Clark, Bridget Fetterly, Teri Ellis,
Lori Snyder and Thomas Piché; standing, in front, are Shannon Lennox, Deanna Genito, Michelle Bezanilla, Christina Harper, Kendra Durant, Julia
Fuller, Cathleen Frith and Kari Paige; in back, Crystal Schweitzer, Justin Davis, Donna Stone, Sandra Schneider, Chelsea Hayden, Jennifer McConnell
and Robert Sligar. Absent from the photo are Dale Klock, Jenna Ebbrecht, Sarah Baldwin, Andrea Widrick, Danielle Wagner, Kaylen Sullivan and Quinn
O’Brien [intern].

feature will catch on as people
realize the convenience of performing most of their banking
activities from home or on their
cell phones. Our customer base
has become very accepting of internet banking and bill pay services. This is a natural extension
of these offerings.
Technology is great as long as
its backed up by caring people.
Our customers will always be able
to speak to a local employee and
our phones will always be answered by a person. The balance
of personal service and using today’s advanced technology to deliver this service will be key to our
future.

Pam Waterman works in the
Clayton office of Carthage Savings.

Pictured are Angela Ratigliano, Deb Haley, Dessiray Goutremout, Heather
Blair, Dallas Sloat, Dale Klock, Cheryl Sweitzer and Beth Augustus of the
Carthage Savings Bank’s Watertown Branch.

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Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall:
Serving legal needs of Northern New York

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onboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall
LLP has been proudly serving the
legal needs of Northern New York
since 1876, with offices conveniently located in Carthage, Watertown and Canton.
The firm consists of 11 attorneys and approximately 50 employees overall, with vast experience in a variety of areas of law. Our local office
in Carthage opened Feb. 1, 1981, at 307 State St.
Lawrence D. Hasseler Esq., is the managing
partner of the firm and has been with the firm
for 41 years. Attorney Hasseler’s primary areas
of practice include Social Security Disability,
domestic relations, real estate and municipal
law.
Victoria Hasseler Collins joined the firm in
2010. Attorney Collins’ primary areas of practice include estate planning, probate and estate administration, Social Security Disability
and real estate. Attorney Collins lives in Lewis
County and became a partner with the law firm
in 2013. Both attorneys divide their time between the Carthage and Watertown offices.
Susan M. O’Dell has been with the firm for
32 years and Bryan O’Dell, 10 years. Kirsten M.
Lyndaker is also part of the firm.

involving personal discovery
about the outdoors, enjoy
the Challenge Course, swimming and a special canoeing, climbing or hiking expedition. Campers will stay
in platform tents at Beaver
Camp’s Outpost Camp. This
option is a good introduction
to the wilderness camping
experience.

DAY CAMP
Ages 6-8: Aug. 15-19, 9-4 p.m.
One of the greatest ways
to introduce a child to summer camp is through a day
program. Day Camp offers
many of the same recreation
options as resident camp
with the security of sleeping at home. Campers will
spend their days at Beaver
Camp. Transportation from
the Lowville area will be available.

Seeing to your legal needs at the Carthage office of Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall, 307
State St., are, in front, attorneys Lawrence D. Hasseler and Victoria H. Collins; along with Kirsten
M. Lyndaker, Bryan L. O’Dell and Susan M. O’Dell.

PARTNER

PARTNER

Other events include Family Service Day, May 7; Family
Shenanigans, Aug. 12-14; and
Fall Family Retreat, Sept. 30Oct 2.

MAPLE RIDGE CENTER
Maple Ridge Center is
located at 7421 East Road,
Lowville. The center’s programs include the Tug Hill
Bluegrass Festival, Snow Park
and the Maple Ridge Adventure Club. Maple Ridge Center also hosts the Office of the
Aging Meal Program, Emmaus Church Services and a
variety of private functions
including wedding and business luncheons.
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.
The 2016 Bluegrass Festival
is scheduled for Friday, June
17, through Sunday, June 19.
Facilities are also available
for rental year-round. Contact us to find out how you
can hold your next event at
Maple Ridge Center.
For more information, give
them a call at 376-4963 or
visit their website, www.mapleridgecenter.com.

Happy campers enjoying their time at Beaver Camp.

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Beaver Camp and Maple Ridge Center: Experts in family fun

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eaver Camp, located at
8884 Buck Point Road,
Lowville, features a
scenic Adirondack
location, a state-of-the-art challenge course, accommodations
including motel units and cabins
and expert food service.
The mission of Beaver Camp
is to develop and provide varied
programs which attract the interests of children, parents and
adults in camp programs; deliver
quality food, lodging and guest

services in a timely and friendly
manner; employ and develop
qualified staff that provides
leadership for camp administration and programs; preserve the
ecological balance as we provide
clean, safe, attractive, and efficient facilities and equipment in
an inviting natural setting; and
build a dynamic community
which will assure stable resources and advocacy for the camp,
from a broad base of churches,
expanding association members,

civic groups and school groups.
Beaver Camp hosts many retreats and functions throughout
the year. Here’s just a sampling,
found on the organization’s website, www.beavercamp.org:

WILDERNESS
ADVENTURE CAMPS
STILLWATER CANOE

Ages 11-13: July 3-8
Spend time canoeing, explor-

BEAVER CAMP
8884 Buck Point Road
Lowville, N.Y. 13367

ing, and swimming along the
natural sand beaches of Stillwater Reservoir. Feel free to bring
your own fishing gear. This trip
is a good first time experience to
learn and practice canoeing and
camping skills.
ADIRONDACK PADDLE
AND SALE
Ages 13-16: July 10-15
Experience the beauty and
serenity of being on Adirondack
lakes and streams. This trip will
include sailing across one of the
Adirondack’s larger lakes and
paddling on rivers or streams
using both touring kayaks and
standup paddleboards. Participants will sail or paddle to their
campsites each night, where
there will be opportunities for
swimming and enjoying fireside
camping.

HIGH PEAKS BACKPACKING
Ages 14-18: July 17-22
See the world from the mountaintops! In addition to the
spectacular views from some of
the Adirondack’s highest peaks,
this week campers will enjoy
wilderness camping, exploring,
swimming in mountain lakes
and a day spent rock climbing
and rappelling.
LOWS LAKE CANOE
Ages 13-16: July 24-29
Explore the beautiful waters
and islands of Lows Lake. The
week also includes the opportunity for rock climbing and
rappelling. This trip is suitable
for both first time and veteran
campers.
WILDERNESS OUTPOST CAMP

Ages 11-13: July 31 - Aug. 5
In addition to our activities

Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service
offers compassionate and professional service

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vides many benefits in regards
to Medicaid and long-term
care planning.
Our attention to detail
makes the difference between
an average service and an exceptional celebration of life.
Lundy Funeral Home &
Cremation Service may be
reached by phone at 493-3710
or through our website at
www.lundyfuneralhome.com.
We also offer services
through Northridge Cremation Chapel in Philadelphia,
which may now be reached at
771-5495 or through our website, www.northridgecremationchapel.com.
Lundy Services are available at 519-3059 or www.lundyservices.com.
“Services you deserve from
Lundy Funeral Home directors Nicole M. LaRue and Cullen D. Lundy.
a name you can trust.”

CUSTOM
CABINETS
Kitchen & Bath
Cabinets
made to
your specifications.
Large selection of
woods, door styles
and finishes.
Kevin Roggie

376-8518
5859 #4 Road
Lowville
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he experienced
professionals at
the Lundy Funeral
Home & Cremation
Service are dedicated to providing compassionate, personal service.
We offer traditional, courteous service, along with modern memorial technology to
help honor the deceased and
comfort your loved ones. We
also offer our guidance in
making funeral plans before
you need them, which helps
avoid many difficulties.
Pre-planning a service allows you to make informed
choices and provides everyone with the peace of mind of
knowing that your affairs are
in order. Pre-funding a funeral
reduces the financial burden
on family members and pro-

Roggie’s

Cremation Services
Starting At $1650

315-376-2640
www.beavercamp.org

Hours:
Saturday 10am-5pm • Sunday Noon-5pm
School Holidays Noon-5pm

ages 16 and under - $12; ages 17 and above $15

Maple Ridge Snow Park • 7421 East Rd., Lowville • 315-376-4963
Maple Ridge Snow Park is home to the largest snow tubing hill in northern NY, with 13 lanes that are each over 1200 feet long and with
over 100’ vertical drop. Enjoy spectacular views of the Black River Valley and Adirondacks as the tube tow pulls you back up the hill.
The Warming Barn is complete with a concession stand, seating and game tables... perfect for birthday parties and family events.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.MAPLERIDGECENTER.COM

Beaver Camp’s newest addition to the challenge course, the Lillypads
high element, is complete and ready for use in 2016.

500 State Street
Carthage, NY

31291 Town Line Road, off NYS Rte. 11
Philadelphia, NY

Phone: 315-493-3710

Phone: 315-771-5495

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Maple Ridge Building Supply prides itself on customer service

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aple Ridge Building
Supply is quickly
coming up on its
fifth year in business. And with it, many changes
have happened. We pride ourselves, not only on our lumber
product line, but also our in-store
products and customer service.
Maple Ridge Building Supply
opened its doors May 2, 2011, after being the former Lee Lumber
Co. for the past 40-plus years when
Kevin and Yvonne Houppert purchased the business.
Here at Maple Ridge Building
Supply, we pride ourselves on customer service. We want to make
your experience with us a pleasant
and satisfying one, to make sure
you come back and see us! Making sure that the customer gets the
service they deserve, is the team
that makes up Maple Ridge Building Supply — Greeting you at the
front counter is Derek Houppert
[Kevin’s oldest son], Corina Houppert [Kevin’s oldest daughter] in
accounting and Andy Ellis [soonto-be son-in-law] down in the
lumber yard [and who most often

The dedicated staff at Maple Ridge Building Supply is ready to serve you:
Kevin Houppert, Corina Houppert, Derek Houppert and Andy Ellis.

makes deliveries]. With Kevin and
Yvonne, this team will work hard
to make any experience at Maple
Ridge Building Supply a great one!
We’re family here and we want you
to feel like family, too!
With that in mind, there are several things that we do here at Maple
Ridge Building Supply every day
for our customers. We offer prompt
delivery of our products to your

building site. We also take great
care in selecting premium building materials that will result in the
best finished product for your projects. We are open Monday through
Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. We also
have convenient Saturday hours
for those “Weekend Warriors.”
We will also return to our Sunday
hours of 8 a.m.-noon beginning in
the spring.

We continue to introduce new
products in our store. “We are
more than just a lumber yard,” said
Kevin. “You just have to walk in the
front door and see all we have to offer.”
We have a line of laminate and
hardwood flooring as well as doors
and windows in our store. We
also offer inexpensive propane exchanges.
If you don’t see something in the
store, or need to order something
special, we would be happy to find
it for you. With any one of our many
suppliers, there’s hardly anything
we can’t get in our door for you. We
try our best — everyday — to make
your building projects come to life.
Maple Ridge Building Supply
carries a full-line of lumber, building, plumbing and electrical supplies, to help you with everything
from your small home improvement projects to building your
dream home from the ground up.
Also available at Maple Ridge
Building Supply is a KRENDL 475
Insulation blowing machine. This
state-of-the-art machine is available for rent for customers. Give

Derek or Kevin a call for more information.
We are now a stocking dealer of
Roxul insulation, as well. This is an
amazing new product with a higher R-value and it is fireproof. Just
ask us about it.
To help you get through these
cold winter days and nights, we
also now sell New England Wood
Pellets by the bag or the ton and for
your convenience we can also deliver the pellets to you. Maple Ridge
Building Supply is also HEAP qualified. Call for details.
Kevin and Yvonne would like to
take this opportunity to thank all
our customers for their continued
support. You, the customer, are
the backbone of this business and
we wouldn’t be anywhere without
you. We are truly grateful!
There are so many new things
happening at Maple Ridge Building Supply. You just need to stop by
and have a fresh cup of coffee with
Kevin, Derek, Corey and Andy to
find out. We look forward to visiting with you! So stop by the shop at
7406 East Road or give us a call at
376-2912.

Maple Ridge
Building Supply
7406 East Road, Lowville

(315) 376-2912
Your One Stop Store For All Your Building Supplies & Materials!

We Carry A Full Line Of Plumbing, Electrical, Lumber & Building Supplies!
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We Are Now An Authorized
BlueLinx Laminate Flooring Dealer!
LET KEVIN OR DEREK
ASSIST YOU ON YOUR
NEXT BUILDING OR HOME
IMPROVEMENT PROJECT!

Winter Hours:
MONDAY - FRIDAY 7AM-5PM
SATURDAY 8AM-NOON

Music and Movement

for the Extraordinary Child

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Joseph P. Baker, Danielle E. Baker, Brenda Simon Baker, Faith L. Baker
and Daniel G. Baker at Simons Agway, 215 Spring St., Carthage.

Simons Agway doing
business for 34 years

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imons Agway Lawn &
Garden Center, 215
Spring St., Carthage,
has been serving the
Carthage area for 34 years.
A former Agway Inc. store, the
business was purchased by the
Simon family in 1982.
The store specializes in lawn
and garden products such as
flowers, bedding plants, vegetable plants, seeds, fertilizer for
lawn and gardens, hanging baskets, mulches, topsoil, etc.
They carry fishing supplies,
ice fishing supplies and live bait,
pet supplies and food for birds,
rabbits, farm animals, etc. Also

available are tropical fish, food
and aquarium supplies, as well
as small animal supplies for rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc.
They also carry wood pellets, take orders for frozen food
in the spring and fall, and carry
seasonal items, like Christmas
trees.
Services offered include repairing glass windows and
screens and cutting keys.
They have an expanded sporting line, also LaCrosse boots,
Berne workwear and hunting
clothes.
Ray and the staff would like to
thank all our loyal customers.

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
Saturday
8 am - 3 pm

LAWN & GARDEN CENTER

“Your Country Store by the River”

heresa M. Lorence has been a Music Educator for 31 years and has had the privilege of teaching music to all children in a
general music class/choral setting. She
has developed lessons and modified instruments
so that all students can be successful in making
music, and specifically for those students on the
Autism Spectrum and with other developmental
disabilities. For many of these children, music is
an outlet in which they respond positively to and
can express themselves. As of July 1st last year, she
retired from the public school system and began
devoting her time to offering one-on-one music
lessons to children on the Autism Spectrum and
with other developmental disabilities, ages 5-16.
Her new venture is entitled “Music and Movement for the Extraordinary Child.” She explains,
“Children on the Autism Spectrum see the world
and respond to the world in their own unique way.
The appreciation and joy they get in participating
and making music is beautiful. As a parent of an Asperger’s child, I spent most of his public school life
educating myself about autism and special needs
and later incorporating it into my own teaching.
I now enjoy offering these musical opportunities
in my own studio setting. The response from the
students and the families has been so wonderful,
and we are having a great time!”
Children are able to choose from the following instruments: piano, guitar, dulcimer, hand
drums, rhythm instruments, singing, autoharp,

Theresa Lorence works with one of the students at
Music and Movement for the Extraordinary Child.

boomwhackers, music technology, and movement. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of
each child, to focus on their strengths and help
them to express themselves through music.
The Music and Movement for the Extraordinary
Child Studio is at 110 S. School Street, Carthage,
in the Fuller Insurance Agency Building. Lessons
are available Mondays thru Thursdays from 3:30
to 7 p.m. Many slots are already scheduled, but an
up -to-date opening list is available on-line. Complete studio information can be found on the website: www.musicfortheextraordinarychild.com or
by calling 783-2538. Traditional lessons for beginning guitar and piano are also offered.

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Carthage Augustinian Academy nurturing Catholic
family values and academic excellence since 1885

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ers;
 Advanced junior high
classes for algebra and earth science;
 State-of-the-art computer
lab;
 Up-to-date library;
 MFLC Program provided
by U.S. Department of Defense;
 Strong parish youth group;
 Federally funded hot lunch
program;
 Pre-K to Grade 8 specials in
computer, music, art and physical education;
 Band for grades 4 to 8;
 Science Olympiad;
 Student council;
 Daily recess for students;
 After-school and weekend
programs;
 Average student-teacher
ratio is 15 to one.
Please contact Sister Annunciata at 493-1301 or at srnacollinsssj@yahoo.com if you have
any questions or wish to have a
tour of the school. Visit our web- Diocese of Ogdensburg’s Bishop Terry R. LaValley, along with school principal Sister Annunciata Collins, visited
with Jessica Abrams’ kindergarten class at Augustinian Academy Oct. 2.
site: www.caugustinian.org.

Ring Up Some

Extra Cash
Sell Your
Household Items
in the Classifieds!

Grades Pre-K Thru 8
Nurturing Catholic Family Values
and Academic Excellence Since 1885
All Denominations Are Welcome

• Lawn Mowing
• Trimming • Raking
• Hedge Trimming
• Tilling Gardens
• Small Painting Jobs

317 West Street, Carthage, NY
315-493-1301
smacollinsssj@yahoo.com

www.caugustinian.org

Get Ready for Spring!
Call 767-1820 or 376-2692

Lowell Manzer from Lowell’s All Season Yard Care, 5318 Dayan St.,
Lowville, stands next to his tractor and new garage addition.

Call Lowell Manzer for
all your yard care needs

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owell’s All Season Yard Care, owned by Lowell Manzer, is
located at 5318 Dayan St., Lowville. The business offers yard
work, raking, mowing, snowblowing and painting.
Give Lowell a call at 376-2692 for all your yard care needs.

A MESSAGE TO OUR READERS

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arthage Augustinian Academy is a
Pre-K through Grade
8 Catholic school
which has been nurturing Catholic family values and academic
excellence since 1885. It offers
character/spiritual formation
to students of all denominations and maintains an affordable tuition with scholarships
available. Augustinian Academy maintains close relationships with local families and
those on Fort Drum.
There are many reasons for
sending students to Augustinian Academy:
 Friendly community;
 Educational program in the
tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph;
 Accredited by the state of
New York;
 Well-established academic
program;
 Service programs at all levels;
 Qualified and caring teach-

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Pictured, from left, are Journal & Republican assistant editor and staff reporter Steve Virkler, Journal & Republican and Carthage Republican Tribune managing editor Jeremiah S. Papineau,
advertising representative Yvonne Houppert, advertising representative Cindy Aucter, office manager Deanna Finster, Carthage Republican Tribune staff reporter Elaine Avallone, and
news clerk/paginator Holly Camenga.

We at the Carthage Republican Tribune and the Journal & Republican want to welcome you to another fine edition of the annual Progress
Edition. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together. The Progress Edition is filled with extraordinary stories
about businesses in our region that continue to thrive. Such rich histories may be found within the pages of this special section and, as such, I’ll
share with you a brief history of our publications.
The Carthage Republican Tribune was established in 1860, beginning as the Carthage Republican, following on the heels of other area
newspapers, including the community’s first, the Carthaginian, founded by David Johnson in 1839. The Journal & Republican was established in Lowville also in 1860, as a result of the consolidation of the Northern Journal and the Lewis County Republican newspapers, under the
management of Henry A. Phillips.
The newspapers have seen much change over the years, from employees to leadership to the use of new technology to help reporters
and staff alike complete their daily tasks of getting the news to the people of the community in a timely manner. Most recently, both the
Carthage Republican Tribune and the Journal & Republican launched websites, found at www.carthagerepublicantribune.com and
www.journalandrepublican.com, respectively, providing news content to readers faster than ever before. In addition, both publications have
become well-versed on social media, utilizing Facebook and Twitter to reach an even wider audience.
Our staff today consists of reporters Elaine Avallone and Steve Virkler, who also serves as assistant editor for the Journal. Our advertising representatives are Cindy Aucter and Yvonne Houppert. Our office manager is Deanna Finster. Holly Camenga works in production,
preparing and laying out much of what you see in our publications.
We here at the Carthage Republican Tribune and the Journal & Republican are here to serve you, our readers, and bring you the news that
matters to you. If you have a story idea or have a compliment, criticism or question, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. It’s our goal to be
a newspaper that is a product of what the readers want.
Sincerely,
Jeremiah S. Papineau
Managing Editor

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Compassionate, quality care at Countryside Veterinary Clinic

Lowville Sport and Farm: serving the community since 1979

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ountryside Veterinary Clinic is a multiveterinarian, mixedanimal
practice
operating four clinics located in
Lowville, Carthage, Otter Lake
and Boonville. We offer compassionate and quality veterinary
services to a variety of species
through our respective large and
small animal divisions.
Our Small Animal Division is
committed to providing quality
medicine and surgery services to
our companion animal patients
and their owners at our three fullservice facilities in Lowville, Carthage and Boonville, and at our
out-patient satellite clinic in Otter Lake. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young,
healthy animals; early detection
and treatment of disease as your
companion animal ages, as well
as complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his
or her lifetime. Our Large Animal
Division provides ambulatory
services to approximately 250

dairy and small ruminant farm
clients, as well as an equal number of pleasure horse owners.
“Our Mission is to strive to offer not only sound advice, but
also optimal veterinary care, thus
allowing you the enjoyment of
your companion for a maximum
number of years. Our goal is not
only to treat your pet when he or
she isn’t feeling well, but also to
help you learn how to keep your
best friend happy and healthy”.
Countryside Veterinary Clinic also offers laser therapeutic
treatments at their Carthage and
Lowville locations. Laser therapy
is a painless use of laser energy
to generate a photochemical response in damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Laser therapy can
alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from
a wide range of acute and chronic
conditions. Acute conditions
such as wounds, allergies, infections, inflammations, sprains,
strains and fractures have been
successfully treated with laser
therapy, as well as chronic condi-

tions such as degenerative joint
disease, periodontal disease, lick
granulomas, geriatric care, hip
dysplasia, tendonitis, and arthritis. As rehabilitation specialists
know, the main goal of treatment for many painful, debilitating conditions is to facilitate
improved function and mobility.
Laser therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free technique to help make
that goal a reality.
The Clinic also offers a highly
specialized low cost ACL Knee
Surgery for dogs. In 2003, Dr.
Charles Allen designed a new
extracapsular technique that
utilizes the patient’s own tissue
instead of foreign material or devices. Dr. Marcus Hetzner joined
the practice in 2004 and also
performs this surgery. This technique eliminates many of the
complications associated with
traditional extracapsular techniques. Hundreds of dogs of all
sizes have had this surgery with
excellent results. Most dogs can
return to normal activity in 4 to
6 weeks. The costs are lower be-

cause no artificial materials are
used. Families and four legged
patients from throughout the
Northeast travel to Countryside
to have this procedure done.
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
continues to be very active in
supporting and working with
the Lewis County Humane Society as well as supporting many
other community events. They
are a regular sponsor of Lewis
County’s Relay for Life, the Lewis
County Fair, the Lowville Cream
Cheese Festival and a long-time
supporter of The United Way
of Northern New York. They
also are a member of the Lewis
County, Carthage and Boonville
chambers of commerce.
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
is proud to be the largest provider of veterinary services for pet
owners, dairy farmers and horse
owners throughout the North
Country. For more information
on their services, visit their website www.cvcpets.com or like
their Facebook page.

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Dr. Jennifer Niedziela currently
offers free pet education seminars
once per month. See website for
dates and locations.

owville 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,
side by sides and motorcycles.
In addition, they have a large
variety of Honda power equipment including generators, water 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 Snapper
brands. They now have lawn

Staff at Lowville Sport & Farm includes, from left, Alan House, Paul
Csizsmar, Bev Dunn and Terry Thisse (sitting), Tim Everson (kneeling),
Aaron Snyder and Morgan Thisse.

tractors, garden tractors, 4x4 sub
compact tractors, as well as a full
line of zero turn mowers and full
size tillers. Prices start at $1,599
and come with a three-year warranty.

In addition to the Honda Power Equipment and Simplicity/
Snapper lawn and garden equipment, Lowville Sport also carries
the Echo power equipment. They
stock Echo chainsaws, which

start at $199 and have a five-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 box stores.
Lowville Sport also carries the
Massimo brand of Side by Side
utility vehicles. They started carrying this brand last May for a
number of reasons. The first reason is because these machines
weigh under 1,000 pounds, allowing them to be registered as
an ATV. The second reason is
price. They have 400cc, 500cc,
700cc and 800cc models that
come with a winch, windshield
and roof prices start at just
$6,999. These units have proved
to be a quality-built machine and
they are shipped from and assembled here in the U.S.
Lowville Sport and Farm car-

ries three different brands of
snowplows to meet your snow
removal needs. They carry Fisher
and Boss Western. They carry everything from small homeowner
plows to large V-plows for Commercial use.
Lowville Sport and Farm
stocks many types of trailers,
including dump trailers, snowmobile trailers, car haulers, pwc
trailers enclosed trailers and
even hydraulic dump trailers for
your ATV. They carry Triton, BriMar, BWise XRT and Stealth.
The business is owned by Terry and Minette Thisse. Employees at the dealership include Bev
Dunn, Tim Everson, Aaron Snyder and Paul Csizsmar and Morgan Thisse. They are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to
6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m., or anytime by appointment.

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*2.99% APR on 2012-2016 ATVs & SxSs. 2.99% Fixed APR financing for up to 36 months available through Honda Financial Services for customers who qualify for super preferred credit tier. Payment example: 36 monthly payments of $29.08 for each
$1000 financed. Offer good on all 2012-2016 model year new and unregistered ATVs models. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Check with paricipating Honda dealers for comple details. Offer ends 03/31/2016.

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Sunnycrest Flowers
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challenge everyone to think more
about how they can accomplish
this goal, as well.
This year we plan to continue
customer programs such as Loyalty Points, the Birthday Club, Facebook drawings, weekly specials
and Friday’s Flower Happy Hour.
Scarves and jewelry continue to be
popular, as well as seasonal gifts.
Fresh flowers and plants continue
to be our main focus. Providing
the freshest product, creatively
designed remains our goal.
The wedding calendar is filling up so call soon to schedule a
consultation if you have a wedding coming up this year. Many
wedding orders are completed
through e-mail which we welcome so we can accommodate
those brides that live out of town
and find it difficult to meet with us
when they are in the area. Sunnycrest delivers throughout Northern New York for events.
The team at Sunnycrest Flowers
in 2016 includes:
n Heidi VanZandt has owned

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Sunnycrest Flowers on East State Street in Lowville is now powered primarily by solar. Standing in front of the
roof-mounted panels are employees, from left, Angela Widrick, Heidi VanZandt, Dylan VanZandt, Lena Wiley
and Bob Meekins.

and operated the flower shop for
19 years [including 2 1/2 years in
Syracuse];
n Angela Widrick has been coowner of Sunnycrest Flowers for
two years and is in her 11th year at
the flower shop;
n Eric Virkler co-owned the
flower shop for 16 years and con-

tinues as accountant and delivery
guy;
n Lena Wiley is in her sixth year
as customer service, purchasing,
collections and marketing assistant;
n Bob Meekins is in his seventh
year as transportation engineer;
n Tom Widrick is in his third

year as vehicle maintenance engineer and delivery guy;
n Dylan VanZandt is serving as
social media coordinator and support staff;
n Juanita VanDyke provides
seasonal/holiday floral design
and customer service support.

SHUE BROS.
Port Leyden, NY 13433

Excavating, Trucking & Sanitation Services
We have 10, 20 & 30 yard roll-off boxes for all types of
construction debris, garbage, contaminated waste, etc...
Residential and commercial garbage pick-up available.
We can do demolition from start to finish!
Backhoe * Trackhoe * Bulldozer * Loader
* Dump Trucks * Tractor Trailers * Logging Services *

315-348-6268

www.shuebrothers.com

irkler’s Wood Finishing, owned by
Dale Virkler, is
located at 6746
Tillman Road, Lowville. In
business for more than 20
years, Virkler’s Wood Finishing is open from 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Dale offers custom cabinetry,
spraying of any interior woodwork: Doors, casings, mopboards, jambs, tongue and
groove pine, etc. He will also
make hardwood molding.
His work is mostly residential, but he does do some commercial jobs. He now offers
under-mount sinks on laminate and the option of granite
countertops.
He can be reached at 5231030.

Virkler’s
Wood Finishing

Dr. David J. Vinci
Pictured is one of Virkler Wood Finishing’s completed jobs.

See Adirondack Eye Care Center in
Boonville for all your vision needs

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dirondack Eye Care
is a full service office
that prides itself in
utilizing state-of-theart technology and education to
provide a thorough comprehensive eye exam for you and your
family. Some of the services offered are comprehensive eye
exams, pediatric vision care,
diabetic eye exams, ocular disease management, laser vision
correction consultations, emergency visits, contact lenses and
a wide variety of stylish frames
with the most up-to-date lens
options. Along with these services, they also take pride in having
a friendly, caring and compassionate staff.
They have been happy to serve
the community for many years.
All are welcome to stop in and
meet your eye care professionals,
Dr. David Vinci, Kristen Peebles,
ABOC licensed optician, Jackie
DeVoe-Fox, CPO and Linda Slegaitis, receptionist.
In March of 2015, the office
relocated from the Tops Plaza,
to their new location on 151
Main Street, Suite 1, Boonville.

Family Eye Care, Optometric Medicine, Contact Lenses,
Diabetic Eye Exams, Emergency Care
and Infant/Children Care

Kristen M. Peebles, ABOC, FNAO
NYS Licensed Optician
151 Main Street • Suite 1
Boonville, NY 13309 Phone: (315) 942-2122
Fax: (315) 942-2084 www.adirondackeyecarecenter.com

THE JOURNAL
WANTS YOU!
Ready to serve you at Adirondack Eye Care are, from left, Linda Slegaitis,
receptionist; Jackie DeVoe-Fox CPO; Kristen Peebles, ABOC licensed
optician, and Dr. David J. Vinci.

The whole process of designing
the new office, inside and out,
was a very exciting time for Dr.
Vinci and his staff, and the move
worked out very well!
Stop in to see the new office or
to schedule an appointment for
any member of your family.
Office hours are Monday from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m.
to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office

closes from 1 to 2 p.m. for lunch
on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 3 to 4
p.m. Tuesdays. Appointments
are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Their phone
number is 942-2122, or check
them out on the web at www.adirondackeyecarecenter.com, or
on their Facebook page Adirondack EyeCare.

IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve
your space

TODAY!
Journal & Republican

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n 2015 Sunnycrest Flowers experienced the biggest
change it’s seen in years.
The addition of solar panels
to the back yard and roof to help
make us more “green.” The use of
solar energy to help us produce
electricity is very exciting. We
are very conscious of our energy
usage and the amount of waste
we produce. We look forward to
tracking the production throughout the upcoming year.
To help reduce the amount of
trash that is generated, we compost all flower and plant debris,
recycle all cardboard boxes that
flowers and supplies are shipped
in and recycle all glass and plastic in accordance with what is
allowed by Lewis County Solid
Waste. It’s amazing how little
waste is left afterward.
We feel that protecting and
preserving the environment are
very important. Both as individuals and as a business there are
many small steps that we can take
to reduce, reuse and recycle. We

Virkler’s Wood Finishing here for
all your custom cabinetry needs

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Herzig Convenience Stores: New name, same great value and service

The Hayloft at Moonshine Farm, near Port Leyden, is open for weddings and other special events.

The Hayloft at Moonshine Farm is an elegant, yet rustic,
setting for wedding receptions and other events.

Stop by Beaches Bridge Convenience for a full line of groceries, ATMs, lottery/lotto
and a full line deli.

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The Hayloft at Moonshine Farm can be your
perfect setting for a wedding or other events

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n old dairy barn near
Port Leyden has been
converted into one
of the area’s most
unique venues for weddings and
other occasions.
“We have such a beautiful view
here that I thought it should be
put to good use,” said Pamela J.
Hoskins, owner of The Hayloft
at Moonshine Farm, 6615 Buneo
Road.
Mrs. Hoskins and her husband, Robin, operated a dairy
farm here from January 2003 until
2011, when they sold their cows.

After renting the barn to another
farmer for about a year, the couple over the past couple of years
cleaned out the old structure and
converted it into a venue for weddings and other special events.
The former upstairs hayloft now
serves as a large reception hall,
featuring a bar that came from
the former Mr. T’s Tavern in
Kirschnerville.
Our first event was our daughter’s wedding Aug. 16, 2014. It was
beautiful and everyone loved the
uniqueness of our venue and how
elegant a barn could look when it

6615 Buneo Road
Port Leyden, NY 13433

315-783-2740

was all decorated.
Since then, we have had many weddings, receptions, family reunions, graduation parties,
showers and birthday parties.
The South Lewis school held their
prom here last year, the Black
River Water Shed held their annual conference and Octoberfest
in 2014 was here. This year, we are
looking forward to a busy season
with lots of weddings and receptions, the South Lewis prom and
we will be hosting the Dairy Princess pageant this spring.
We would like to thank all of

our past brides and grooms and
everyone who has held an event
here. We would also like to thank
everyone who has helped to get
ready for these events. It is a lot of
work but when you see the Hayloft all finished and ready for an
event, it makes it all worthwhile.
The facility is technically closed
in the winter months because it
would be cost-prohibitive to heat,
but some local photographers
have utilized it for clients’ preChristmas family pictures.
As for the name, Mrs. Hoskins
said it stems from local legends

that moonshine, at one time, was
made in stills located at the bottom of the hill below the barn.
The Hayloft offers both round
and rectangular table settings,
and, for an additional fee, staff
will do all the decorating and
preparatory work to the renter’s
specifications.
For more information about
The Hayloft at Moonshine Farm
or to schedule an appointment,
call Mrs. Hoskins at 783-2740,
visit www.hayloftatmoonshinefarm.com or go to its Facebook
page at http://wdt.me/HayLoft.

Stop at the Herzig’s Harrisville Convenience store, located on Route 3, for quick, friendly service.

Croghan Convenience is located on Main Street in Croghan.

WE WANT YOU!
IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve your
space TODAY!

Journal & Republican

onnie and Christine Herzig are the
proud owners of the Herzig Convenience Stores, located in Croghan, Harrisville and on Number Four Road in
Watson. They were Nice-n-Easy stores until this
past October, when Lonnie and Christine decided to debrand after 22 years. Although they
are proud of their Nice-n-Easy heritage, they are
equally excited about their new venture as an independently-owned company. The transition has
gone extremely well. Although they are no longer
Nice-n-Easy Stores, the same great values and
customer service remain.
The Herzigs attribute so much of their success
to the people they have working for them. Customer service and image remain top priorities.
Their three locations also offer ATMs, lottery/
lotto and full-line delis. The delis offer sandwiches, subs, pizza, wings, burgers, salads, wraps and

a special low-cal menu for the health conscious.
For the person that likes the Adirondack look,
they have a full line of Adirondack crafts in their
stores.
All three locations offer the CRIND system,
which allows the customer to purchase gas 24
hours a day. Kerosene is available at the Harrisville and Number Four Road locations, and diesel fuel 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 monthly, with something for everyone. Stop in and see what these folks have to offer
you.
Local owners, Lonnie and Christine, along with
operations manager, David J. Daily, and all of
their employees, would like to thank the customers for their faithful business.

Herzig’s Convenience Stores
Croghan
Convenience
346-6393

Beaches Bridge
376-8113

Harrisville
Convenience
543-7618

EVERY THURSDAY - PIZZA NIGHT
• Full Deli Line
• Sandwiches, Subs, Pizza CHEESE or
PEPPERONI
Wings, Salads, Wraps.... PIZZA $ 99
5
• ATM • Gas • Groceries
AVAILABLE AT ALL
• Lottery & Much More
3 LOCATIONS 4-8PM
NEW NAME. SAME OWNERS. SAME GREAT SERVICE.

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315-376-7463
#4 Road
Watson, NY
(formerly the Watson Inn)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!
WATCH FOR OUR EVENINGS OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
BREAKFAST AVAILABLE SAT. & SUN. AT 7AM

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EXTRA CASH?
use the classifieds to sell your unwanted items!

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OR REAL ESTATE?
check the classifieds!
LOOKING FOR A JOB OPENING

OR NEED AN EMPLOYEE?

use the classifieds!
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376-3525

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e are going into the third year at
“Corner Corral.” Formerly the
Watson Inn, we thought we would
change the name due to the history
of the place — Corner because it is on the corner
and easy to remember the name. Corral is due to
my love for horses.
Food is offered daily as well as breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 7 a.m. We also cater
to large groups for lunches, meetings and dinners.
We have plenty of parking.
Pool leagues go on throughout the winter
months, with a bunch of great players. We also have
a pool tourneys, with the proceeds going to Hospice. Last year we raised $300. One special tournament was to benefit the Croghan Fire Department.
Everyone pitches in and donates many items for an
auction; we raised $1,300.
In October, we donated $1 for every meal bought
and donated that towards local cancer services.
We offer a flea market in the summer for anyone that wants to participate. You could bring your
items and set up with NO FEE.
We have a lot of great customers and we want to
thank all of you.
Dayle Kipfer and Chris Lally
Owners Dayle Kipfer and Chris Lally of Corner Corral.

Stony Creek Country Store has baking
supplies, baked goods, a deli and more

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tony Creek Country Store owners Savilla
Steria and Gretchen Yoder would like to
thank all of our customers for a successful year. We are located in Deer River on
State Route 26, 2.5 miles outside of Carthage. We
also attend farmers 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.
We make subs and sandwiches.
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

Fresh produce, baked goods, baking supplies, sliced
meats and a large selection of bulk foods are available
from Gretchen Yoder and Savilla Steria at Stony Creek
Country Store, 10825 State Route 26, Deer River.

and Fridays 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
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed Sundays.
We look forward to serving you again this coming
year.

Lewis County Opportunities: 50 years and counting
BY SCOTT MATHYS
Chief executive officer
n 2015 Lewis County Opportunities celebrated our 50th
anniversary. The agency’s formation was part of a historic
movement called the “War on Poverty.” More than a cliché phrase, the
War on Poverty was initiated by President Lyndon Johnson who declared
an “all-out war on human poverty
and unemployment in these United
States.” This set about the creation
of various social programs, and ultimately the birth of Lewis County Opportunities.
Lewis County Opportunities has
vastly evolved since our inception.
Programs have come and gone based
upon funding or apparent need; but
our overall mission has remained
steadfast. We are a Community Action Agency dedicated to working
together with those in need. Our
employees, board members and volunteers use a compassionate and respectful approach to promote a higher quality of life in our community.
Many of our programs help meet
short-term or acute problems, while
other programs work with chronic
issues. When able, we use a philosophy of interdependence with our
consumers; setting and reaching for
goals to help families cope with and
climb above the impacts of poverty.
Poverty is a complex social issue
and Opportunities will continue to
stand on the front lines. We refuse
to sit back and allow our children,
friends and neighbors to be casualties of a failed attempt to make their
lives better. We want to provide a
helping hand while people struggle
with challenges often out of their
control.
2015 was yet another year in which
we strived to provide programs that
meet the needs of our community.
Our annual budget was approximately $2.5 million. Those revenues
came from Federal and State grants,
fee for service programs, foundations, our own unrestricted revenues and through contributions
from the community. Our agency
is, in essence, a family comprised
of 12 board members, 33 paid staff
and many volunteers. Together, this
family facilitates a plethora of community programing.
The following is a snapshot of our
services in 2015. These numbers are
not raw data; in actuality they are
faces in our community. You see
them every day but may not know
their internal struggles. We must acknowledge that reality by replacing
the sterile numbers of this progress
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men, women and children.
In 2015, Opportunities helped provide community programs to 4,976
people [an increase of 853 people
over 2014]. Poverty isn’t gender-specific, but trending does tend to show
an impact on females more than
males; evident by females making
up 57 percent of our consumer base.
Further, one out of every four families we served in 2015 was a female
led, single parent household. That
trend stems from a variety of other
social conditions that are too vast to
fully discuss here. Poverty doesn’t
discriminate by age either; evident by
seniors making up 19 percent of our
consumer base and children making
up 35 percent. In addition, last year
22 percent of our consumer base reported some level of disability. Below
are broad categorical direct service
breakdowns:
Food: In 2015, food pantries located in New Bremen, Harrisville, Port
Leyden, Croghan and Copenhagen
provided the equivalent of 68,946
meals to families. The buying power
of the Food Bank of Central New York
is essential in this effort. Likewise,
the Northern New York Community
Foundation is vital to the process by
providing matching funds as well as
additional contributions to the food
pantries during the year. In addition,
United Way of Northern New York
comes through each year with an annual food drive.
Shelter: Safe and affordable housing can be a challenge for families
in poverty. In 2015, Opportunities
helped over 1,300 families in Jefferson and Lewis counties with rental
assistance through Housing Choice
Vouchers. That assistance totaled
$7.5 million in landlord subsidies between both counties.
Even if a family has a place to stay,
the housing costs don’t end there.

Runaway heating bills can erode
the monthly budget drastically. Because of that, Opportunities provides
weatherization services to help make
homes more energy efficient.
In 2015, over 50 homes were
weatherized. This included replacing windows, furnace clean and tune,
and adding insulation in walls, attics
and crawl spaces. Funds for these
services come from a grant through
NYS Homes and Community Renewal.
Other energy-saving measures are
performed through a program called
EmPower, with the agency completing 19 homes this past year.
Emergency heating assistance is
sometimes necessary as utility bills
can quickly get out of control; such
as receiving a shut-off notice in the
midst of winter. Because of that, Opportunities has a small emergency
utility program to help stop an impending utility shut-off. In 2015,
agency helped 47 families through
this program. Funding for this service came, in part, from an Emergency Food and Shelter grant.
Additionally, the agency is now a
host site for Care and Share, which is
a limited program through National
Grid which can help with utility payments. Utilities are a side concern
to a family who doesn’t even have a
home to reside in.
To better remedy homelessness,
a new initiative was started this
past year, in partnership with Lewis
County DSS. The goal was to establish a homeless apartment. Starting
in June, that homeless apartment has
since been used to temporarily house
14 adults and three children, for a total of 135 days.
Safety: People should not have
to live in fear of physical, mental,
financial or sexual abuse. Unfortunately, such problems do exist even

in Lewis County, despite its reputation as a safe place to live and raise a
family. To address victimization related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes, Opportunities has a Victim Assistance
Services Program, which served 248
people in 2015. Under this program,
the agency operates a safe dwelling
where families could begin the next
chapter in their lives; with 276 protected nights utilized during 2015.
That number alone should be eye
opening to some.
Other services include operating a
24/7 hotline, providing many counseling services, completing orders
of protection and assisting victims
with restitution claims. The program
also maintained a healthy presence
in several local school districts with
“safe dates” and “expect respect”
education.
Victim Assistance Services are
funded through the Office of Victim
Services, Department of Health, Office of Children and Family Services,
Division of Criminal Justice Services,
NYS Coalition Against Sexual Assault,
our local Department of Social Services, and during 2015, a generous
donation by Verizon. If you or someone you know has been a victim and
needs help, please contact us at our
crisis hotline number, 376-HELP,
which is available 24 hours a day.
Transportation: Getting to and
from work is as important as having
a job in the first place. Sometimes car
repairs can become costly enough to
jeopardize maintaining a job. Therefore, Opportunities has programs
to aid with paying for those costly
repairs. In 2015, the agency helped
pay for 29 vehicle repair and 30 gas
cards. These services were made possible by a United Way of Northern
New York and through agency selffunding. The agency also received

three vehicle donations, which were
turned around and placed in the
hands of families within our community.
Aside from a reliable vehicle, having safe and proper fitting car seats
should not be something reserved
only to families able to afford it. Because of that, Opportunities has certified car seat technicians who, in
2015, provided 77 car seats to help
our littlest county residents. This
program was supported by a Child
Passenger Safety grant and a CSBG
grant.
These are but a few of our services.
An exhaustive list would be impractical to provide. The most important
thing to remember is that if you or
someone you know could benefit
from our assistance or want to know
more about our other services, please
visit our Facebook site, call us at 3768202, or visit us on the web at www.
lewiscountyopportunities.com. We
are here to help.
Lewis County Opportunities has
served our community for 50 years.
We want to continue to succeed in
the coming years. To best accomplish that heavy task, we need your
help. In 2016 we will be conducting
a community assessment to determine unmet needs, spotlight areas
that we can improve upon and verify
the appropriateness of current programs. We welcome your input now
before we even start that process.
Please help identify unmet need areas by sending in your suggestions to
the agency. Your voice is important
to us.
In closing, we thank our employees, board members, volunteers
and the community for helping in
our mission. Without the combined
efforts of everyone, Opportunities
wouldn’t be able to make such an impact to our community. Thank you!

C M Y K

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Gerald A. Nortz Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ram:
Serving the people of the North Country for 92 years

It’s all in the family at Lee Buick-GMC Truck

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his year, Gerald A.
Nortz Inc. will be
starting its 92nd year
in business serving
the North Country and will be
here 92 more. They take pride
in the fact that their customers
have stayed loyal and allowed
the staff to take care of their car
needs. Other dealers come and
go, but we’re still here. 2015 was
a very successful year for them
when other dealers were closing.
It all began in 1924 by Gerald
Nortz when he sold Packard,
Chrysler and Stewart trucks. His
son, Tom, purchased the store
in 1975. Over the years, Tom expanded the facilities and added
the Dodge franchise. In 1998,
the third generation, Gerry
Nortz, purchased the business

The staff at the Gerald A. Nortz dealership includes, from left, owner
Gerry Nortz, Chris Mealus, Tim Roggie, Henry Nortz and Adam Beyer.

from his father.
In January 1999, Gerald A.
Nortz, Inc. added a Jeep franchise to the dealership. This ad-

dition is one of many that has
shaped Gerald A. Nortz in the
last 92 years.
The service technicians have

a great deal of experience. Henry Nortz and Tim Roggie are factory trained and total over 75
years experience.
In 2015, we added Adam Beyer to our service staff. He has 15
years experience and is ready
to help you with your service
needs.
Chris Mealus is our office
manager. She is also our receptionist and bookkeeper, and if
you call the business she will
probably answer the phone.
Chris has been with Gerald A.
Nortz Inc. for seven years and
she is very much appreciated.
Gerald A. Nortz Inc.’s updated Chrysler locator system
allows Gerry to locate new vehicles if you have a certain color
or equipment in mind. You can
check out the inventory on ger-

aldanortzinc.com.
Gerald A. Nortz Inc. is a small
dealership in Lewis County.
They do not have ten different
locations and franchises. When
you are as small as they are,
there are big benefits to all their
customers, such as personal attention to all your car buying
needs. Low overhead allows
them to give very competitive
deals.
Gerry is always available to
talk to customers. He follows in
his father’s and grandfather’s
footsteps in always putting the
customer first. Just ask any one
of their customers why they
keep returning for their sales
and service needs. The Better
Business Bureau has given them
an A+ rating, the highest available, with no complaints.

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satisfaction. Highly recommend Gerald A. Nortz as it was truely a hassle free and enjoyable purchase.
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I have bought quite a few cars over the years....this was the best car buying experience I’ve ever had. The no
hassle, no pressure style of selling works for the dealership. The knowledgeable staff let you make the decision
on what is best for you.
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I felt as though Gerald took everything into consideration when buying our vehicle. He was informative and did
not pressure me to buy. This was my first time buying a car from a dealership and I would do it over again if I
had to with him. He walked me through the process and I am very happy! :)
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Every time the family relocated I looked for a dependable and honest vehicle servicing center or dealer. These
2 attributes are definitely found at Gerald A. Nortz Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep in Lowville, NY. From purchasing a
new or used vehicle to the Service Department, you can bet on being treated respectfully and friendly. I
commend Gerry, Christine, Bob, Tim and Hank for their professional home town touch in dealing with
individuals. I always recommend this dealership when anyone expresses their desire to purchase a vehicle or
needed service. By the way I just purchased my 6th vehicle from them 2 days ago. Thanks Gang.
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Gerald A Nortz Inc. has great employees from the front desk to the mechanics, everyone is very professional
and courteous. They are always there when you need to buy a car or to obtain service for your vehicle. I would
recommend them to anyone and everyone.

GERALD A. NORTZ

7490 S. State St.,Lowville, NY 13367

geraldanortzinc.com ganortz@yahoo.com

(315) 376-6211

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ick 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 BuickGMC Truck is truly a family business. All of their five sons are employed at the dealership, located
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 in her own
field as 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 at Lee Buick, from left, Rick, Mike, Randy, Robert and
Rodney.

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 five cars were

Lewis County’s first apple
orchard opens in Denmark

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he Denmark Gardens apple orchard,
owned by Patsy and Maxwell Makuch
and located at 10080 Old State Road, is
Lewis County’s first such operation.
The couple picks the apples themselves and sells
them from the apple shack on the property. Their
small shop also features pumpkins and squash
grown at the orchard.

A variety of apples are offered including Honeycrisp, Zestar, Snowsweet, McIntosh, Cortland, Spy
and Regent. New varieties ripening this year will be
Blondee, Dandee Red and Wealthy.
Mr. and Mrs. Makuch started the orchard by
planting 300 apple trees in 2010, and others have
been added in subsequent years to reach a current
total of 650.

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 offices were added in 1989. Presently,
they are undergoing a major renovation with the General Motors
Facility Image Program.
GM officially 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 Monday through
Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to
noon. Service is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. or you can visit us on
the web at www.leepbg.com.

You Always Deal With An Owner
... Even After The Sale.

LEE
BUICK • GMC
THE LEE FAMILY
• Rick • Randy
• Mike • Robert
• Rodney

(315)942-2911 • (315) 942-5115
Erwin Parkway • Boonville, NY 13309 • www.leepbg.com

In Business For Over 60 Years!

Denmark Gardens Apple Orchard
*Honeycrisp *Zestar
*Snowsweet
*McIntosh
*Cortland *Spy
*Regent
10080 Old State Road, Carthage • 771-4354

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Natural Bridge, NY 13665

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Grand Slam Safety LLC: The short story

North Country Memorials Inc. enters 25th year!

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urt and Delite Christman started North Country Memorials
Inc. [NCM] in the fall of 1991.
The original company name
was Lewis County Monuments. Curt and
Delite operated it out of their home on the
corner of Bardo Road and Route 12 just
west of Lowville. The business office was
in the front room of their home where they
continued until spring 2010. At that time
the office was moved out of their home
and relocated in the village of Lowville at
the “Y” in front of Lloyd’s restaurant.
While the vision for their business was
focused on Lewis County from the beginning, over time they became established
as a viable company serving the North
Country. Hundreds of monuments have
been sold all over the area north of Syracuse N.Y; also monuments have been
placed in several other states in the USA
and Canada.
Curt and Delite’s children grew up
helping in the family business and, currently, eldest son, Christian, is managing

partner. Over the years, at times, NCM has
provided jobs for more than ten different
employees.
Each summer you will find them setting
up a display at several county fairs starting
with the Lewis County Fair, moving on to
Boonville, Gouverneur, Malone and ending with Herkimer County. Several weekends you will find the friendly NCM workers also set up for one and two day shows
like Lowville’s Cream Cheese Festival,
Boonville Day’s, The French Festival and
Fly Wheel’s and Pulleys.
Currently they manufacture monuments at their home on the corner of
Route 12 and Bardo Road. In the future,
the company is looking forward to combining both locations by building a new
facility on the Number Four Road, just
outside the village.
If you are driving through Old Forge,
you will find a North Country Memorials
Inc. display outside at “The Shelter,” a rustic furniture manufacturer located just before the Water Safari theme park.

You can find NCM on Facebook at
North Country Memorials Inc. and a
YouTube channel “The Gravestone Pros,
North Country Memorials,” can be enjoyed, providing you with great information about purchasing and maintaining
your memorial.
North Country Memorials Inc. has a
focus on the “Pre-Need” market. Preparing to purchase your memorial ahead will
save your loved ones the pressure of needing to shop for and purchase a memorial
at the time of death.
As you travel around the area you will
also see many public memorials that have
been provided by North Country Memorials Inc. For example: a bronze plaque at
the Lewis County Court House, beside a
bench at Lowville Academy, Lewis County
Fairgrounds in the memorial gardens, in
Lyons Falls in the middle of town, on the
Memorial Arch in Gouverneur, just to
name a few.
Their motto from the beginning has
been North Country Memorials, “where

you feel taken care of, not taken advantage
of.” At NCM, they do care about people
and will do their best to see that you receive a top-quality monument. Over the
25 years they have been in business they
have grown from a start-up struggling to
make a living, to providing an income for
others, as well. They invite you to stop in
at their Lowville indoor showroom this
winter and select a memorial from their
display that will honor your loved one in
a fitting way.
After 25 years, Curt and Delite would
like to thank the many people of the North
Country for their continued support. Being in business takes trust, and when you
start a new business every customer becomes special to you. Thank you, Lewis
County, and surrounding area for allowing us to find our way in business. Your
support has been unmeasurable. As our
family continues to serve the North Country we trust your memorial needs will be
met and you will truly feel taken care of.
C M Y K

n January 2008, Beaver River Central School
Booster Club president
Janice Lehman asked Bob
Lyndaker what he thought about
the idea of putting up an outfield
fence for the boys’ baseball field.
Bob responded that he thought it
“was a good idea, but it had to be
safe.”
After several months of research, Bob found no commercially available fencing systems
that met his expectations. Further, in researching the United
States Patent and Trademark Office website for inventions that
fit the design he had envisioned,
Bob concluded there was not
a patent on the design. So Bob
built a demonstration model,
shared the idea with others and
secured the participation of Bob
Chamberlain, Dave Moore and
Mickey Lehman. The idea was
presented to the BRCS Booster
Club and BRCS Board of Education. BRCS embraced the idea
and, in late 2008, approved the
plan.
In spring 2009, the prototype
was built for BRCS and installed
that summer. It performed just
as anticipated. In October 2009,
the application for a patent was
submitted to the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office, and, in November 2009, Grand Slam Safety
LLC was legally formed under the
New York State Limited Liability
Company laws. And the rest, as
they say, is history.
In October 2013, the GSS fencing system became the first and

Pictured is an indoor containment system around a track at the new Utica College Dome.

only outfield fencing system ever
licensed by Little League Baseball, Williamsport, Pa.
In November 2013, GSS was
awarded a patent on the invention by the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office.
In February 2014, GSS purchased the Interface Solutions factory located at 9793
Bridge St. in Croghan, with the
60,000-square-foot facility allowing GSS to bring all operations
together, including small parts
sewing, welding, bench-work assembly and product assembly. In
March 2015, GSS completed full
metal fabrication capabilities by

implementing powder coating
operations in-house.
Today, Grand Slam Safety
LLC designs and manufactures
several different safe, removable or permanent sport fencing
systems, including the original
design, the SPECTO™ Outfield
Fencing System for softball and
baseball, the SPECTO™ Wiffle
Ball Fencing System and the
SPECTO™ Field House Containment System for indoor athletic
fields for soccer and lacrosse.
GSS will soon be introducing the
SPECTO™ Tennis Court Containment System to the market,
as well. As of December 2015,

25 GSS systems are being used
in 10 different states, ranging
from Massachusetts in the east,
to Florida and Mississippi in the
south, to Wisconsin and Illinois
in the mid-west. 2016 presents
opportunities for significant expansion, including California,
Nebraska, Montana and halfway around the world to South
Korea! GSS now employs eight
people.
The best part of the Grand
Slam Safety story is that, due to
the strength of their product and
patent-protected position in the
market, they are completely privately financed. In addition to

the four partners, Grand Slam
Safety has successfully recruited
the support of private lenders,
who in addition to contributing to the development of a local business, receive a return
on their investment, paid quarterly. Individuals interested may
call 766-7008 to speak with Bob
Chamberlain, business manager.
Visit their website, www.
grandslamsafety.com, to see
their products, including one of
their more recent installations of
the SPECTO™ Field House Containment System at Accelerate
Sports in Whitesboro.

The Carthage Republican Tribune

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7409 Utica Blvd.
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone 315-376-3498
www.northcountrymemorials.com

Curt and Delite with
Delite Norma, Christian,
Corwin and August

Curt, Jordan Lago and Christian

The Christman Family

Delite and Curt

North Country Memorials where you feel taken care of, not taken advantage of.

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Seeing to your banking needs at
the Harrisville branch are, from
left, Trudy Allen, Karen Pierce and
Joanne Eddy.

Employees at Community Bank’s downtown Lowville branch include, front
row, Joe Monnat, Kim Ritz, Tina Paczkowski and Mary Lou Peters. Back row,
Aaron Kimmick, Julie Flansburg, Amy Farney, Brenda Harnish, Tammie Employees at the Community Bank
Lambert, Kathie Mostyn, Nicole Dubach and Kevin Kent. Missing from the branch in Boonville Plaza include
photo is Carol Monnat.
Tammy Jenks and Rose Croniser.

Seeing to your banking needs at the West Carthage branch
of Community Bank are, in front, Heather Hamburg, Naura
Christman and Judy Ripp. In back, Katie Widrick, Jamie
Ashley and Sarah Johnson. Missing from the photo are Emilie
Montgomery and Megan Pfaff.

COMMUNITY
Continued from page 146
0.8% year-over-year, principally
from the Oneida acquisition, as
slightly higher core card-related
revenues were more than offset by
the continuing trend of lower fees
from account overdraft protection
programs.
Fourth quarter 2015 operating expenses of $65.0 million increased $8.3 million versus the
fourth quarter of 2014, and included $5.7 million of acquisition expenses, as well as the core
operating expenses of the Oneida
transaction since December 4,
2015.
The fourth quarter 2015 provision for loan losses of $3.3 million
was $0.8 million higher than the
fourth quarter of 2014, and reflected net charge-offs of $3.5 million,
including one large commercial
net charge-off of $1.0 million, and
organic loan growth of $95.2 million during the quarter. The one
large commercial net charge-off

Working at the Community Bank branch at the
Lowville Plaza are Kristen Schleicher, Susan
Burnham, Sharon Sandri, Mandy Evans and
Stephen Allen. Missing from the photo were
Alexis Kline and Amanda Monday.

in the quarter related to a relationship that had been partially reserved for in a prior quarter.
The company’s effective tax rate
for the fourth quarter of 2015 was
32.7%, compared to the 28.8% rate
in the fourth quarter of 2014, with
the majority of the increase related to certain statutory changes to
state tax rates and reporting structures enacted over the past two
years.
Financial Position
Average earning assets of $7.30
billion for the fourth quarter of
2015 were up $614.0 million from
the fourth quarter of 2014, and
were $178.7 million higher than
the third quarter of 2015. Compared to the prior year, quarterly
average earning asset balances included growth of $235.9 million in
average loan balances, including
the impact of the acquired Oneida
loans for the month of December,
while average investment securities and interest-earning cash balances increased by $378.0 million,
predominantly from incremental

investment purchases related to
the net liquidity provided by the
Oneida Financial acquisition.
Average deposit balances grew
$365.1 million, or 6.1%, compared
to the fourth quarter of 2014. Average borrowings in the fourth quarter of 2015 of $607.8 million were
$201.2 million higher than the
prior year quarter, reflective of the
liquidity pre-investment decision
related to the Oneida Financial
transaction.
Ending loans at December 31,
2015 increased $565.2 million, or
13.3% year-over-year, reflecting
productive organic growth in each
of the company’s lending portfolios, and $396.1 million of loans
acquired in the Oneida transaction. Investment securities totaled
$2.85 billion at December 31, 2015,
up $335.0 million from the end of
2014. Total deposits of $6.87 billion at year-end were $938.2 million above the end of 2014, and
included $678.8 million of deposits acquired in the Oneida transaction. Ending borrowings of $403.4

Employees at the downtown Boonville branch of Community Bank
include, seated, Rene Stocklosa and Deb Roberts. Standing, Chris
Kotary, Maureen Petrie, Deb Marmon, Lindsay Cavanaugh and Kristie
Fleming.

Working at the Lyons Falls Community Bank branch are Nancy Fruin,
Susan Krist, Judy Ripp, Lydia Wojnowski and Tammie Still. Missing from
the photo was Lynette Ripp.

million were $256.8 million lower
than the end of the third quarter,
reflective of the payoff of certain
short-term instruments in December after the Oneida closing, which
were replaced by acquired deposit
funding.
Shareholders’ equity of $1.14
billion at December 31, 2015 was
$152.7 million, or 15.5%, higher
than the prior year-end, due to
strong earnings generation and
capital retention over the last four
quarters, and the issuance of 2.38
million shares of common stock,
or $102.2 million, reflecting the equity portion of the consideration in
the Oneida transaction. The company’s net tangible equity to net
tangible assets ratio was 8.59% at
Dec. 31, 2015, compared to 8.92%
at the end of 2014, reflective of the
growth of the Company’s balance
sheet, including the intangible assets created, in the Oneida acquisition. The Company’s Tier 1 leverage ratio rose to 10.32% for the
current quarter, up 36 basis points
from the fourth quarter of 2014.

As previously announced, in
December 2014 the company’s
board of directors approved a
stock repurchase program authorizing the repurchase of up to 2.0
million shares of the company’s
common stock during a 12-month
period starting Jan. 1, 2015. Such
repurchases may be made at the
discretion of the company’s senior management depending on
market conditions and other relevant factors and will be acquired
through open market or privately
negotiated transactions as permitted under Rule 10b-18 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
and other applicable legal requirements. The company repurchased
265,230 shares of its common
stock in the first quarter of 2015.
No additional shares were repurchased in the last three quarters of
2015. In December 2015, the Company’s directors approved a similar program for 2016, authorizing
the repurchase of up to 2.2 million
shares of the Company’s common
stock.

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Community Bank reports strong fourth quarter, 2015 results

GYMO Architecture, Engineering & Land Surveying year in review

n Completed the acquisition
of Oneida Financial Corp.
n Dividend increased for the
23rd consecutive year.
n Full year organic loan
growth of 4%.
n Full year operating EPS improves to $2.30 per share.
ommunity Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU)
reported fourth quarter 2015 net income
of $20.1 million, compared
with $23.1 million earned in the
fourth quarter of 2014. Diluted
earnings per share totaled $0.47
for the fourth quarter of 2015,
nine cents per share lower than
the $0.56 per share reported in
the fourth quarter of 2014, and
included $5.7 million of acquisition expenses, or nine cents
per share. Full year 2015 net income of $91.2 million, or $2.19
per share, was 1.4% below 2014’s
earnings per share of $2.22, and
included $7.0 million of acquisi-

n 2015, GYMOdpc enjoyed the largest single year
growth ever experienced by
our firm. GYMOdpc would
like to acknowledge our clients and
extend a sincere thank you for allowing our team of professionals to
participate with your project or task
in our shared community during
2015. It is especially gratifying for
our “home town” employees to be
integrally involved in achievements
and accomplishments that positively impact our family, friends,
public and military and municipal
entities.
In 2015, the Survey Department
was fortunate to obtain Howard
Lyndaker, PLS and Zachary Scordo.
Howard holds a degree in forest
technology with an emphasis on
surveying, is a licensed NYS land
surveyor with over 16 years of experience, and manages the department. Howard resides in Carthage.
Zach graduated from the Wanakena Ranger School with a degree in
land surveying technology. Zach
resides in the town of Watertown.
Lindsey Tupia joined the firm as
the administrative assistant in August. Lindsey worked for Girl Scouts
of NYPENN Pathways Inc. for 10
years as the director of volunteer
services before a staff restructure
resulted in the elimination of her
position. Lindsey lives in Adams
with her husband, Josh, and two
children.
Tom Mackowiak joined the team
as an environmental scientist. Tom
has a degree in geophysics from
SUNY Geneseo and is a licensed
mold assessor. Tom resides in
Sackets Harbor.
David Talbot joined the Environmental Department as an
environmental technician. Dave
holds numerous certifications in
concrete, asbestos monitoring and
lead-based risk assessments. Dave
resides in Chaumont with his wife,
Lori, and family.
John Phelps joined the Environmental Department as an en-

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tion expenses, or $0.11 per share,
while 2014’s full year results included $0.1 million of acquisition expenses and a $2.8 million
litigation settlement charge, or
$0.05 per share. Operating earnings per share, which adds back
the tax-effected impact of acquisition expenses and the litigation
settlement charge was $2.30 in
2015 and was 1.8%, or $0.04 per
share, above 2014’s operating
earnings of $2.26 per share.
“Our record annual operating
results were driven by productive
earning-asset growth, a continuation of excellent credit quality,
and disciplined expense management,” said President and
Chief Executive Officer Mark E.
Tryniski. “After a very slow start
to our lending activity in the first
quarter of 2015, we were able to
generate solid volume growth in
each of the last three quarters,
resulting in full-year organic loan
growth of four percent. We com-

pleted the acquisition of Oneida
Financial Corp. in early December 2015, which further extends
and strengthens our Central New
York service area by expanding
our market presence in the Syracuse and Utica-Rome metropolitan areas. This transaction also
adds to our product and service
offerings in insurance, benefits
administration and wealth management, while combining two
organizations with similar cultures and the same history of exceptional service to our customers and our communities.”
Total revenue for the fourth
quarter of 2015 was $98.1 million, an increase of $6.5 million,
or 7.0%, over the prior year quarter, and included the activities of
Oneida Financial Corp. (“Oneida
Financial” or “Oneida”) after
Dec. 4, 2015. The higher revenue
was generated as a result of a
9.2% increase in average earning
assets and growth in non-inter-

est income from acquired and organic sources, which more than
offset a 19 basis-point reduction
in net interest margin from the
prior year quarter. Fourth quarter net interest income was $65.0
million, an increase of $3.2 million, or 5.2%, compared to the
fourth quarter of 2014. Modestly
lower funding costs were offset
by a 20-basis point decline in
earning asset yields, the result
of lower interest rates on investment securities. Average loan
balances grew $235.9 million,
or 5.6%, and average loan yields
remained stable at 4.43% yearover-year, resulting in a $2.4 million increase in quarterly loan
interest income. Investment
income was $1.0 million higher
than the fourth quarter of 2014,
as average investment securities
([including cash equivalents]increased by $378.0 million, more
than offsetting the yield decline
of 44 basis points, principally

the result of the decision to preinvest and retain the net liquidity
provided by the Oneida Financial transaction earlier in 2015.
Wealth management and insurance services increased $2.5
million, or 57.2%, compared to
fourth quarter of 2014, principally from the Oneida Financial
acquisition. Fourth quarter revenues from employee benefit
services increased $0.7 million,
or 6.6% year-over-year, capping
off another record annual performance. Revenues from mortgage
banking and other services were
in-line with the fourth quarter
of 2014, and were $1.0 million
lower than the third quarter’s
results which included the company’s annual dividend from
certain pooled retail insurance
programs of $0.7 million, or just
over one cent per share. Quarterly deposit service fees increased

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vironmental technician. John has
seven years experience in the environmental consulting field. He
currently hold certifications as
an asbestos project monitor and
building inspector. John resides in
Ilion with his wife, Amy, and family.
Rob Bach joined the Environmental Department as an environmental technician. Rob holds a
degree in information technology
from SUNY Plattsburgh including
minors in web design and programming and psychology. Rob is
from Black River.
The Architectural Department
has a broad portfolio that includes
many facets of Sustainable Green
Design, LEED and Alternative Energy projects and Construction Phase
Services. Historic preservation/
restoration, multi-family housing,
healthcare/specialized care, as well
as assisted living and elder care are
additional areas of specialized expertise which contributed to numerous public projects.
Architects Edward G. Olley Jr. AIA
and Scott W. Soules AIA, along with
the architectural team, completed
the Sustainable Green design of a
new, state-of-the-art financial services branch for Northern Credit
Union on Route 11 near Fort Drum
early in the year. Recognizable projects include the new RBC Wealth
Management Building along Washington Street in Watertown; The
new Pediatrics Associates Building
on Washington Street. The “Honor
the Mountain” Monument for the
10th Mountain Division in Thompson Park, as well as expansion of
Harbor’s End Marina in Henderson
Harbor and renovation of the North
American Otter Exhibit at Thompson Park Zoo. The department also
continued work with several Public
Housing Authorities throughout
the tri-county area involving building renovations and Capital Needs
Assessments.
The Engineering Department
continued 2015 with a very busy
calendar of civil and land develop-

ment engineering projects including engineering studies, site design,
water and waste-water facilities
design and Storm Water Pollution
Prevention Planning [SWPPP Design, permitting and inspection]
throughout the region.
Principal engineer Patrick J.
Scordo P.E. and managing engineer
Ryan G. Churchill P.E., in conjunction with the engineering team,
produced notable projects such as
the village of Lowville reconstruction of River and Stowe streets, and
Trinity, Shady and Park avenues.
This $12M project includes complete infrastructure replacement
for approximately 15,500 linear
feet of roadways in the village. The
project is a complete replacement,
meaning new storm and sanitary
sewers, water facilities, roadway,
curb, sidewalk, lighting and signage. The project is expected to be
constructed in 2017. Another notable municipal infrastructure project was the design of the new sanitary sewer and water facilities for
the new Honda Dealership on NYS
Route 12 in the town of Pamelia.
Additional site planning and
design projects undertaken were
the continued design for the West
Remington Street Subdivision
in Black River, the UHAUL Service Center near Fort Drum, RBC
Weather Management building
on U.S.Route 11 South, a pediatric
doctor’s office in Washington Summit in the town of Watertown, Sonic
Restaurants in Clay and Rochester,
a Dairy Queen Restaurant in LeRay,
Longhorn Steakhouse near Salmon
Run Mall and a new residential subdivision in Henderson.
Environmental Department director William P. Plante, PLS and
department manager Hayward
Arthur IE, expanded the GYMO
Environmental and continued
its growth trend in 2015. The year
was highlighted by new projects at
the U.S. Military Academy in West
Point, numerous development
projects in the Syracuse and Roch-

ester areas, projects for NYS Parks,
Neighbors of Watertown, city of
Watertown, and city of Syracuse.
With the continued growth, the
department added several new staff
members to enhance the team’s expertise.
During 2015, many new clients throughout New York State
retained GYMO Environmental
Services to provide asbestos surveys, abatement plans, asbestos air
monitoring, Phase I, II and III environmental site assessments, mold,
radon, petroleum and chemical
spill investigations, as well as lead
paint inspections. GYMO, P.C. also
provided environmental screening
of properties pending purchase or
renovation for many banking, financing and municipal customers
in the tri-county region.
The Survey Department, under
the direction of Howard Lyndaker
P.L.S. and Gregory F. Ashley P.L.S.,
provided professional surveying
services throughout upstate New
York while involved with collecting
building and site data for every GYMO Architectural and Engineering
project. Projects included numerous ALTA/ACSM land title surveys,
boundary and subdivision surveys,
topographic and utility surveys and
significant construction layout surveys utilizing the latest GPS-guided
Machine Control file preparation
software and field implementation
procedures. This GPS-guided Machine Control for construction surveys allows the surveyors and engineers to download design data and
control files into the contractor’s
equipment so they can perform
accurate field layouts and control
their earthwork machinery. This
technology has recently become
critical for accuracy and cost efficiency on projects involving land
drainage, site cutting and filling,
and for proper grading of projects
involving installation of utility infrastructure, roadways, sanitary
and storm sewers, water lines, sidewalks and curbing.

A few notable projects completed in 2015 are: continued building
foundation and site layout of a 400
unit, multi-family apartment development on County Route 202
and building layout for the Longhorn Steakhouse, each in the town
of Watertown. Topographic and
underground utility surveys were
completed for five streets totaling
over 15,000 linear feet in the village
of Lowville for the Street Reconstruction project. In addition, the
surveyors completed ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys for College
Heights and Fibermark Cogeneration, the West Point Tunnel Project,
numerous NYS Parks surveys for
planned improvements, surveys
for design and development of Sonic Restaurants in Clay and Rochester as well as the Dairy Queen in the
town of LeRay. This work, as well
as numerous boundary and topographic surveys, utility surveys,
subdivision plats and construction
stakeouts were completed for developments in our tri-county area.
Especially newsworthy is that
the annual New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors
Conference (NYSAPLS) was held
Jan. 21-23, 2015. As part of the conference, NYSAPLS sponsors a “Surveyors Got Talent” map contest in
which there are several categories
of completed surveys judged for
quality and accuracy. For the “Subdivision Map Category,” GYMO
submitted a subdivision plat which
had been prepared for Purcell Construction Corp. in Watertown, and
the map was selected as the Blue
Ribbon winner of that category.
Congratulations to Gregory F. Ashley P.L.S for a job well done!
GYMO Architecture, Engineering & Land Surveying, D.P.C. would
like to extend a sincere thank you to
our valued clients across the state.
We look forward to continuing
these relationships and as always,
developing many new ones in 2016.

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hank you once again to
all of our customers for
your support this past
year. We have enjoyed
serving you once again.
We have a few changes here
this year to inform you of:
 First is the addition of another full time employee. Kyle Delles joined us this past fall to help
with duties in the quick lube. He
has quickly evolved into a valued
and trustworthy worker. He is
very meticulous and takes great
pride in what he does.
 The second is, we are renting additional repair bays at the
repair garage formerly known
as Dayan Street Auto. We have
been in need of additional space
for a couple of years now and
when this opportunity came up
it seemed to fit our needs very

well. All customer interaction
and vehicle pickup and drop
offs will still happen at our current location at the quick lube/
car wash but the majority of the
actual repair work will happen at
the Dayan Street location. There
are no official “open” hours at
the second location so as far as
our customers are concerned the
only thing that is changing is we
will be able to get your vehicle in
sooner for appointments!
We also, of course, offer oil
changes and NYS Inspections
with no appointment needed.
We feature Service Pro branded
conventional oil as well as Mobil
1 Full Synthetic. The Mobil 1 Full
Synthetic offers many advantages over conventional oils including longer drain intervals [so you
don’t have to see us so often], as

well as increased protection for
your engine. Feel free to ask for
more details on this or any of our
products.
Just one noticeable thing to
mention with the car wash is, we
are trying to increase awareness
of our Wash Loyalty Cards. These
cards work very well in fleet situations where detailed records are
required or where a family may
have multiple vehicle’s that they
want to have multiple cards for,
but only one replenishment option. With purchase amounts
over $50 we offer a bonus of 10
percent, so if this is something
you are interested in please let us
know.
Thank you, again, for your
patronage this year and we are
looking forward to serving you
again this coming year.

he Lowville Farmers Co-op has been a
farmer-owned business since 1920. We
have been providing the basic
needs of our local farmers from
then until now. We have strived
to meet the demands of a changing and fluid farming industry.
This has meant changing with
the times.
One thing that hasn’t changed
is our goal — to do the best we
can to meet the expectations of
all our customers. This has been
done by having three different
departments.
The largest is the Feed, Crop
and Dairy, next the Lumber and
Building Supply and finally, The
Hardware Store. Each has their
own way of serving you, our valued customer.
Just a word for troubled times:
Tough times never last, tough
people do!
Building Supply Center
For many years the Building
Supply Center has supplied the
area with many of its construction and remodeling needs. We
pride ourselves on customer
service and quality products,
which have enabled us to establish long-lasting relationships,
as well as build new ones with
the people in our community.
Through these relationships, we
have continued to grow and bet-

ter serve you, our customer.
ICF [Insulated Concrete
Form] units are becoming increasingly popular in the construction of many homes. Stop
in and see how you can enjoy a
more comfortable, safe and energy-efficient home today, using
these concrete forms.
Our inventory of premium
spruce, pine and pressuretreated lumber will accommodate all your building and repair
needs year round. We continue
to offer hardwoods and specialty lumber, such as curly maple,
oak, figured cherry and more. If
plywood is what you need, we
have a great selection of sheathing plywood, as well as specialty
veneers such as pine, birch oak
and more, to help you make your
projects a work of art.
If you’re in need of interior
doors or are thinking of upgrading your cabinets, let us show
you what is available to update
your home today. Choices are
limited only to the imagination.
Our vast selection of exterior doors, as well as siding and
roofing materials, will give your
home the curb appeal you are
looking for, as well as the safety
and protective qualities needed
in the North Countries everchanging environment.
We now offer specials each
week, so stop in and check it out.

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We are here to help you make
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Feed and Crop Center
The Feed and Crop Center is
here to serve all farmers, big and
small.
For your animals, we manufacture several bagged feeds
[Happy Heifer, Allstock, Calf
Crunch 18, Hungry Hog and
Country Clucker]. We also carry
a variety of Poulin and Blue Seal
feeds. Our warehouse is always
stocked with these feeds plus
soy, corn products, various minerals, milk replacers, lick tubs
and salt blocks.
For the inside and outside the
barn, we have baled shavings,
stall mats, gates, stock tanks,

foot baths, round bale feeders,
chlorine, steel cut to length and
Haun exchangeable tanks. Furthermore, our store has a selection of tie stall hardware, fencing
supplies, animal health products, hand tools, silo covers, water bowls, calf feeders, chicken
supplies, Hot Max welding supplies, Biologics deer plot seed
and Duke traps.
For your fields we have: custom bulk fertilizer and Seedway
field seed blends, seed corn, a
variety of bagged fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. We also
carry bunk covers, baler twine,
net wrap, Sunfilm and Tytan
bale wrap.
There are dairy nutritionists

and an agronomist on site to
assist you. All of our employees
work together so we are able to
serve you better. Please stop in
and see for yourself.
Hardware store
The hardware store is best
known for its huge selection of
quality clothing and footwear.
Our hardware department is also second to none. If you put the
two of these together and add
the best staff anyone could ask
for, you have one great place to
shop right here in Lowville.
If you’re new in town or a
long-time customer, you’re all
invited to come down to 5500
Shady Ave., Lowville, and check
us out. See you there!

2015 was an extremely active year for real estate in Lewis County, with total sales far
exceeding any year in the last decade. While values appeared largely stable to slightly
increasing, the total volume of sales was up 20% over 2014. Increased buyer activity was
found across the board, and 2016 appears to have started on a similar track.
Good Morning Realty’s 109 listings sold within Lewis County in 2015 was its most ever, and
totaled more than its next 8 competitors combined.
finished the year in the top 4 positions for total units sold in 2015
according to the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Realtors. Good Morning Realty is also extremely
proud of its newest staff members,
whom each ended their first year as of members Good Morning Realty’s team with
higher gross sales than in any of their previous 5 years!

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There are many reasons to remain optimistic about real estate’s future in Lewis County,
including Kraft’s recent planned expansion, an uptick in new construction in the area, and
continued low interest rates for borrowers. Many are choosing to invest in Lewis County,
and Good Morning Realty remains committed to serve both sellers and buyers as Lewis
County’s leading real estate marketing firm.

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Working in the
hardware store
includes, from
left to right,
Bruce Lyndaker,
Aaron Mayer,
Chick Krusper,
Mark Bowers &
Del Lehman.

Working at the
building supply
store are
(front row)
Sheri VerSchneider,
Rick Wormwood,
(back row)
Lewis Bucy III,
Kelly Farney &
Matt Male.

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Working in the
upstairs clothing
department are,
from left to right,
Melanie Halko,
Wendy LaChausse,
Jennifer Garcia &
Cathy Hutt. Missing
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Brookside Senior-Living Community is located at 5701 Brookside
Circle, Lowville.

Pictured is one of 43 patio-style homes located at Brookside Senior-Living Community.

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n January 1985, a formal discussion program was held at the
Croghan Mennonite Church to
look into establishing a faithbased retirement community.
The first residents of Brookside Senior
Living Community moved in July 13,
1993. At that time, the facility was comprised of 10 patio home units and the

congregate building, which consisted
of 30 apartments, an activity room and
dining room. Since then, the facility has
grown to 82 residences, consisting of 39
congregate apartments and 43 patiostyle homes.
Over the years, more than 365 residents have called Brookside “home.”
Once a dream, today residents at Brook-

side live comfortable, safe, secure lives,
surrounded by friends who enjoy the
privileges offered by a lifestyle full of
purpose.
This retirement community reaches
out to and serves people from many
walks of life and denominational backgrounds. The services and amenities
provided, or available, enable residents

It’s your life ...live it well!
• Independence • Friendship • Choices • Security • Lifestyle

Housing, services and amenities designed for the changing needs of older
adults who want to maintain their independence. Choose from congregate
apartments or duplex and cottage style patio homes.

- Maintenance, Lawn Care & Snow Removal
- Housekeeping & Laundry Services
- Delicious & Hearty Home-style Meals
- 24-hour Emergency Response & Security
- Planned Activities, Entertainment & Trips

- Transportation & Shopping Services
- Community Garden & Woodworking Shop
- Library/Reading Room
- Exercise Equipment, Computer Station & Wii

to live as independently as possible.
One must be at least 62 years of age
to reside at Brookside. However, people
are encouraged to have their names
placed on the waiting list as soon as possible.
Come take a tour of our community.
Call the office at 376-4333 to set up a
time to visit at your convenience.

Redemption Center has
another successful year

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hank you to everyone for a wonderful
year! We appreciate
doing business in the
Croghan area. We want to thank
the community for their support; without you we would not
be here.
We are located in the old fire
hall on Firehall Street. We are
open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
and Saturday from 8 a.m. to
noon; closed Wednesday and
Sunday.
A smiling face will greet you

at Croghan Redemption Center
and take care of counting your
cans and bottles. We do not have
a limit on how many cans and
bottles you can return at one
time; we simply ask that you
work with us and our clientele to
allow for as quick a count as possible. We can also arrange to pick
up any large quantity of bottles
and cans, including can drives.
Just give us a call at 346-1579.
Again, we are thankful for the
support of the community and
look forward to serving you again
this year!

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from our area. Another very popular monthly event is our creative
expression night called “Thirst
Fursday.” On special occasions,
the taproom also hosts an increasingly popular event know
as “Theology on Tap!” Look for
these and other special events on
the brewery Facebook page, the
website at www.BarkEaterBrew.
com and a newly-developed
mobile application available for
iPhone and Android devices.
The challenge of keeping up
with the growing production
demands of a small brewery has
led to its long-anticipated expansion. The small system used
to get licensed and open was
chosen just for that stage of the
brewery’s development. A larger
brewing system expansion is
being researched that will offer
BarkEater Craft Brewery greater
capacity in order to start packaging its beer and distributing it to
the surrounding region.
If the first 20 months are any
indication of the popularity of
this little brewery, then 2016
should prove to be very exciting
and eventful! Cheers!

North Country Tech Corp.
• A MACHINE SHOP •

Paul Gothe of North Country Tech Corp.

Firehall Street, Croghan

any televisions in the taproom
but instead you’ll find friends
and new acquaintances engaged
in lively conversation! Friends,
family, classmates and many
first-time visitors have descended on the taproom to enjoy great
conversation, handshakes, hugs
and laughter over a few pints of
the freshest craft beer around.
The popularity of this little brewery has escalated since opening.
Word has spread to others who
visit our region for outdoor recreation and tourism activities.
More and more craft beer lovers
travel here specifically to visit the
brewery. BarkEater also serves
wine for those interested in our
local Tug Hill Vineyards. The
winery also grows hops that are
used in a special Copper Ale that
BarkEater brews called “TUG.”
Special events are held every month at the taproom, like
the live music series called
“3rdThursday” featuring local musicians. It has become a
very popular event and the 2016
“3rdThursday” Series is already
completely booked, with many
exciting and talented musicians

North Country Tech: a locally-owned
and operated machine shop in Turin

Croghan Area
Redemption Center

All this and more ... come take a tour of our community.
5701 Brookside Circle
Lowville, New York 13367
(315) 376-4333

he hush of the forest,
the rush of rapids, the
simple pleasure of a
great beer...
This short but meaningful
phrase embodies the spirit and
philosophy of BarkEater Craft
Brewery. The small, local New
York State Farm Brewery is located at 5411 Shady Avenue in
Lowville. A farm brewery uses
a percentage of it’s ingredients
from state and local agriculture
— products such as malted barley, hops, maple syrup, honey
and apple cider.
Lewis County’s first brewery in
over 100 years opened its doors
April 11, 2014 and has never Stop by BarkEater Craft Brewery, located at 5411 Shady Ave., Lowville.
looked back. The brewery tap- interesting to enjoy. Nearly three ing a brewing system that makes
room filled with eager craft beer dozen different styles have been BarkEater New York State’s
lovers right from the start and has brewed and featured in the tap- smallest brewery.
continued to grow in popularity. room. Since opening the brewThe brewery, housed in a
BarkEater Craft Brewery features ery, its taproom hours have 1920’s-era building, operates its
hand-crafted, small batch ales slowly expanded from one eve- taproom in what was originally
brewed on location and served ning a week to four, as the care- the dining area of The Duflo
in a rustic and laid back taproom ful production of it’s craft beer Restaurant. When you visit the
that makes you feel right at home. has increased. Owner and direc- taproom you’ll find the origiOffering traditional English and tor of Brewing Operations, Dean nal hardwood floors, a beautiful
American style ales alongside Richards works closely with head 12-foot-high tin ceiling, tastemore unusual seasonal special- brewer, Xavier Cordova, to hand fully decorated with regional anties, there is always something craft two barrels each week us- tiques and artifacts. There are not

orth Country Tech
Corp. is a machine
shop that produces
parts for multiple industries. Known as an excellent
and reliable “job shop,” we manufacture parts to your requirements
in a variety of materials such as
metals or plastics.
Paul and Mary Gothe, owners
and operators, have been in the

machine shop business for almost
50 years. That’s a lot of experience!
Prior to living in beautiful Lewis
County for the past 20 years, they
owned a successful business in
Tampa, Fla., producing parts for
various applications. They are always happy to work closely with
customers to produce prototype
work to fit specific needs.
Combining engineering abili-

ties with honesty and hard work,
we are willing to work with individuals and local businesses to
solve their problems or simply
produce professional mechanical
parts, specific to your needs.
Give us a try. We are easy to
work with and welcome visits to
our facility on Carpenter Road in
Turin. Please call Paul at 348-5555.
He’ll be happy to hear from you!

5395 Carpenter Road, Turin, NY 13473

315 348 5555
p4375@frontiernet.net

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he Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP, formerly
known as the Food
Stamp Program] is the nation’s
largest anti-hunger program.
It is a monthly supplement that
can help fill a gap in your food
budget. With SNAP you may no
longer have to choose between
purchasing your prescriptions,
heating your home or buying groceries.

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In Lewis County call: North
Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council Inc. , NOEP Kim Peets [315]
836-6483 or [800] 279-8679.
In Jefferson County call: Community Action Planning Council
of Jefferson County, NOEP Patti
Waldner [315] 782-4900, ext. 255
or 844-490-2043
Prepared by a project of Hunger
Solutions New York; USDA/FNS,
and NYSOTDA. This institution is
an equal opportunity provider.

he Scrub Hub, Outer
Washington Street,
Watertown, is a locally
owned and operated
business that opened in August
2013. We are the only free standing scrub store north of Syracuse.
Our focus has and always will be
offering you the best products
and selection at the best prices.
The Scrub Hub caters to numerous professions including
the healthcare fields and now we
also offer our Dickies chef apparel
featuring; chef jackets, pants,
and aprons for men and women.
The Scrub Hub is pleased to announce they carry Dansko shoes,
which can be worn as work and/
or casual wear.
We strive to provide you with
the best medical and nursing uniforms as well as medical instruments from Littman and ADC.
The Scrub Hub carries a wide
selection of accessories such as
blood pressure cuffs, compression socks, ID holders, lanyards
and penlights. We carry name
brand scrubs as well as quality
scrub brands; Barco, Grey’s Anatomy, NRG, Cherokee, Dickies,
Tooniforms, Koi, Orange, Carhartt, Wonder Wink, and more.
We sell sizes ranging from XXS
to 5XL, petite and tall sizes, with

ourney Physical Therapy
PLLC is a warm and welcoming clinic located
in the Lowville Medical
Building on Dayan Street.
Therapists provide one-onone sessions, with hands-on
care. Journey’s therapists can
evaluate and treat all body parts,
including pain related to sciatica, degeneration disc disease

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and arthritis.
They also offer pre- and postsurgical total joint replacement
rehabilitation.
Journey accepts many insurance plans and can even offer
payment plans. Call them at
377-4114 for more information,
or go online to journeypt4life.
com.
Evening hours are available.

Some of the items for sale at The Scrub Hub.

no extra cost for larger sizes. Our
scrubs and uniforms come in a
variety of fashion prints as well as
solid colors.
To help fulfill the needs of our
customers we are happy to offer
layaway. The terms are 10% down
at the time of purchase with full
payment due within two months.
We are now accepting group or
corporate orders. A discount will
be given for these orders.
To meet the needs of all of our
customers we sell gently used
scrubs at a discounted price. We
also have a large clearance rack
full of name brand scrubs. If we
don’t have what you need the day

you are here, we are happy to create a custom order for you at no
extra cost. With our educated and
friendly customer service staff,
we do everything in our power
to assure you a satisfactory and
pleasant purchasing experience.
The Scrub Hub is located at
19033 U.S. Route 11 [Outer Washington St.] in Watertown, N.Y.
Phone (315) 785-5500. Hours
are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to
7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to p.m.
and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We
can be found on Facebook, and
also our website www.scrubhubnny.com.

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If you are living with a disability,
a senior [60+], or a family paying
for day care costs there are specific
rules that could potentially help
you participate.
Your Nutrition Outreach and
Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator can prescreen you over
the phone for potential eligibility.
They can be your partner throughout the entire application process.
For SNAP information call your
counties NOEP today.

The Journey therapy team.

Dr. Paul and Marcia Vanier

19033 U.S. ROUTE 11

SNAP ... It’s accessible!

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service for more than 100 years in Carthage

The Classiied
section of
the Carthage
Republican Tribune
works.
CALL

493-1270

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tures for industries, residences,
municipalities, contractors and
schools. They stock Berko electric heat and ventilators, Sylvania lamps, Progress lighting,
Murray distribution equipment,
Klein tools and provide sales
and service on GE appliances.
They also carry all sizes of conduit and wire, GE appliances,
TVs, DVD players and electronics supplies.
Ray invites you to stop in and
see their wide range of products
firsthand.
The shop is open Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m.; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday
or give them a call at 493-3050. Waiting to serve you at Sherman Electric are, from left, owner Ray Pickel;
They’ll be happy to assist your counter salesperson Eric Pickel; bookkeeper, Karen Richardson, and service
technician, Jason O’Meara.
needs.

Wholesale Electrical Supplies & Lighting Fixtures
Industrial & Residential
BERKO Electric Heat & Ventilators
SYLVANIA Lamps, PROGRESS Lighting
MURRAY Distribution Equipment

NEED SOME

SHERMAN
ELECTRIC

OR REAL ESTATE?

Sales & Service
G.E. Appliances & TV’s
South Clinton Street, Carthage

493-3050

“104 Years in Business”

EXTRA CASH?
use the classifieds to sell your unwanted items!

LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT

check the classifieds!
LOOKING FOR A JOB OPENING

OR NEED AN EMPLOYEE?

use the classifieds!
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Carthage Republican Tribune Works.

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Sell your
household items
in the classiieds!

herman Electric, located at 417 S. Clinton St.
in Carthage, is a familiar name to generations
of families in the area.
Established in 1912 by LeRoy E. Sherman, the store was
always the first place people
thought of for electrical supplies and household appliances.
In 1970, son LeRoy Z. Sherman
took over and continued the tradition of trust and service.
Today, Sherman Electric is
owned by Ray Pickel, who has
worked at the store since 1970.
They mostly serve the tri-county
area, but go outside of the area
as needed.
They provide wholesale electrical supplies and lighting fix-

493-1270

Resolution Center of Jefferson and
Lewis Counties Inc. marks 25 years

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wenty-five years ago,
what was then known
as the Jeff-Lewis Mediation Center was
granted its own set of wings after
being part of the Community Action Planning Council umbrella
since the early 1980s.
Many people ask, what is mediation and how can it help?
Mediation is one form of alternative dispute resolution. To be
more specific, it’s an informal,
inexpensive, voluntary and confidential way to resolve disputes.
Trained volunteer mediators
help people/families/businesses
discuss concerns and, whenever
possible, create options or solutions to resolve conflict that work
best for their OWN situation.
Is mediation a win-win? Not
always. Does it help keep people
out of court and let parties decide, instead of a judge, what is
best for them and, oh, save some

money? YES, YES, YES!
Here are just a few examples
where mediation is successful:
 Agriculture/small business:
farmer/neighbor complaints,
unpaid bills and loans, family
conflict, farm succession, USDA
appeals.
 Consumer Complaints:
“lemon” vehicles, small claims
cases against businesses.
 Family: divorce/separation,
custody/visitation, parenting
plans, parent-teen contracts,
senior and aging issues, special
education.
 Neighborhood and community: landlord/tenant, property
disputes, pets, parking, noise,
roommate.
The premise behind mediation is that ALL parties must be
willing to come to the table and
talk for it to take place. Please
contact us at 315-836-8504, 315785-0333 or info@resolution-

200 Washington Street, Suite #207
Watertown, NY 13601
315-836-8504

315-376-7991

315-785-0322

lbarber@resolution-center.net

www.resolution-center.net

A program of the Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties, Inc.

LAMONT’S FOOD FAIR
CONCESSIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF EVENTS YEAR ROUND!

Black Angus Burgers ~ Hot Dogs ~
Sweet Sausage Sandwiches ~ Fish
Sandwiches ~ Fries, Cheese Fries,
Chili Cheese Fries
The Resolution Center of Jefferson
and Lewis Counties Inc. can be
reached at 315-836-8504, 315-7850333 or info@resolution-center.
com.

center.com to see if we can help
bring PEACE back into your life.
Mediations can be handled in
Lewis or Jefferson counties!

LaMont’s Food Fair a fixture
in the area for the food-lovers

Y

ou 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 seven
years.
Now with two trailers, they
make their rounds around the
north country, from Lewis County to Tupper Lake, Morristown,
Waddington and more.
Tractor Supply Co. has become a regular location for Food
Fair. They can be found there
Tuesdays and Fridays from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dispute Resolution Service

Still At Our Tractor Supply Location
Tuesday & Friday 9am - 2pm During The Winter
DOUG LAMONT, OWNER • 376-4531 ~ 775-3094
LAMONTSFOODFAIR@YAHOO.COM

NEED SOME
EXTRA CASH?
use the classifieds to sell your unwanted items!

LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT

OR REAL ESTATE?
check the classifieds!
LOOKING FOR A JOB OPENING

OR NEED AN EMPLOYEE?

use the classifieds!
The Classiied section of the
Journal & Republican Works.
Douglas LaMont stands in front of his “Food Fair” trailer.

Doug and Rhonda are always
available to cater your small
events and parties with both

trailers. Give them a call for pricing and availability.
Follow them on Facebook.

CALL

Sherman Electric: offering products and
EXTRA CASH?
NEED SOME

376-3525

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New Heights Reiki’s alternative,
holistic approach to well-being

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Stop by and enjoy this welcoming garden at The Merry Gardens, Croghan.

Merry Gardens here for
your landscaping needs

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Renee Boliver Walseman with her black lab, Kali.

THE MERRY GARDENS PawPrints Professional Dog Grooming
is celebrating its sixth year in business

Lowville.
Ms. Stoffle, Reiki master/
teacher, has been a practitioner
of the Reiki Arts for eight years
and has been open at the current location in Lowville for three
years.
The studio offers an alternative and holistic approach
to health and well-being. Ms.
Stoffle also teaches the Reiki
practice in studio.
Every third Tuesday evening
each month, New Heights Reiki
hosts a Reiki Share, beginning
at 6:30 p.m. A Reiki Share is an
open invitation, which allows
the general public to come and
experience Reiki in a group setting. This is mainly intended to
bring awareness to Reiki and to

help educate anyone who is curious about learning about Reiki.
A public $10 donation is suggested. Practitioners participate
for free.
Reiki practitioners are considered a conduit of the unlimited supply of life force energy
by using hand placements of
gentle touch and presence to
convey this energy to their clients. Through acceptance of
Reiki energy, the client draws on
the energy to meet their specific
needs at the time of the session.
The Reiki experience induces
deep relaxation, stress reduction
and ease of emotional tension,
initiating a more balanced state
throughout an individual’s body,
allowing better functioning of
the immune system and relieving many symptoms of illness
by clearing energy blockages.
These blockages in the body are

believed to be the cause of all illness.
Reiki is a natural and safe
method of healing with a spiritual touch. Laying fully clothed
on the treatment table you are
covered by blankets with a pillow under your head and knees.
Soft lighting, peaceful music and
a few lit candles compliment this
calming experience.
In the future, New Heights
Reiki will be offering an alternative location for Reiki services
that will allow for outdoor Reiki
sessions when seasonable, in development with Dryad Hollow
Meditational Healing Grounds,
6631 Tillman Road [New Bremen], Lowville; www.facebook.
com/dryadhollow333.
Sessions at New Heights Reiki
are by appointment; call 315681-1637; www.facebook.com/
newheightsreiki.

Trees • Shrubs • Mulch • Designs
Annuals • Perennials

•Hanging Baskets

•Installations
FREE ESTIMATES
6962 Kirschnerville Rd.
P.O. Box 148, Croghan, N.Y. 13327
346-6717

Renee Boliver Walseman, Certified Groomer
9807 Main St., Croghan, NY 13327

(315) 346-1001
Professional Fireworks Display
Shawn M. Ebersol
Lead Pyrotechnician
5641 Lee Road
Glenfield, NY 13343
315-783-1714
315-376-0389
karen12@frontiernet.net

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awPrints Professional
Dog Grooming, located on Main Street
in Croghan, is owned
and operated by Renee Boliver
Walseman. The shop features all
aspects of dog grooming and is
open Monday through Friday by
appointment.
PawPrints specializes in all
types of cuts for all types of dogs.
The shop is outfitted with the
equipment necessary to handle
dogs of all breeds and sizes. The
dogs can have their nails clipped

and ears cleaned, be bathed and
get professionally groomed. Renee is able to customize her cuts
to your request or do them as
suggested for your breed of dog.
Renee is a graduate of the
Rochester Institute of Dog
Grooming and is a certified dog
groomer. She is also certified in
pet first aid and is fully insured.
A dog owner herself [she has a
black lab named Kali], she totally
understands the bond between
dogs and their caregivers. She
respects the love people have for

their pets and treats each individual dog with love and care.
Renee’s loyal customers see
and appreciate her ability to
make the dogs feel relaxed and
cared for. Getting to know the
dogs and being their “friend” is
very important to Renee and very
obvious to the pet parents. She
has many satisfied customers.
If your dog needs a “spa day,”
contact Renee at PawPrints at
346-1001. She is looking forward
to meeting new four-legged
friends!

Professional Fireworks Display can
help you celebrate with a BANG

P

rofessional Fireworks Display, located
at 5641 Lee Road, Glenfield, is operated
by Shawn M. Ebersol. Mr. Ebersol has 16
years of professional experience and is
fully licensed and insured. His fireworks are safe
and legal.
Recent shows that Professional Fireworks Display has been part of include the Lewis County
Fair, 4th of July in Old Forge, Martinsburg Centennial, Tug Hill Mudfest, Port Leyden Firemen’s Field

Days and Turin Firemen’s Field Days.
Fireworks are available for any occasion, including wedding receptions, birthday parties, graduations and any gathering.
Large or small events are welcome. Professional
Fireworks Display can work with a variety of budgets and can be reached at 315-783-1714 or 315376-0389.
If you have a reason to celebrate, say it with a
BANG!

HEMP Creations by Julie offers
original jewelry and much more

H

eal Earth Make
Peace [HEMP] Creations by Julie, located at 7612 N. State
St., Lowville, is owned by Julia
Stoffle.
Individually operated by Ms.
Stoffle for three years, the business offers original macramé
designs made of hemp cord,
featuring hand-crafted jewelry,
accessories and art. A variety of
items are available in the store,
such as jewelry for the whole
family, belts, hair pieces, wall art
and dream catchers, to name a
few. Also offered are hemp soaps
and soy candles.
Sales are made in the store, or
by visiting www.etsy.com/shop/
hempcreationsbyjulie or facebook.com/HempCreationsByJulie.
Ms. Stoffle is always making
new items, with customizing options available. She is currently
working on a newly-inspired
jewelry series called Numerology

Julie Stoffle offers Reiki at HEMP Creations by Julie, located at 7612 N.
State St. in Lowville.

Let Julia Stoffle Help You Experience
A New Level Of Wellness & Relaxation
7612 N. State Street, Lowville • 681-1637
www.etsy.com/shop/hempcreationsbyjulie www.facebook.com/hempcreationsbyjulie

Julia A. Stoffle ~ Custom Designer
7612 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367

315.681.1637

WE WANT YOU!

A wide assortment of jewelry items are available at HEMP Creations by
Julie.

Jewelry, transmitting numerical
healing vibrations, interwoven in
its design.
“It is my wish,” said Ms. Stoffle,
“that my creations evoke a sense
of interconnectedness with all of
life — past, present and future —

and may inspire you to recognize
yourself as the grand weaver of
your life.”
The store is open Monday
through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Ms. Stoffle can be reached
at 315-681-1637.

IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve your
space TODAY!

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he Merry Gardens is located at 6962 Kirschnerville Road in
Croghan. Stop by for all your landscaping needs — annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and mulch.
Merry Gardens is owned and operated by Penny Merry,
who has more than 28 years of experience. She provides professional
installation and free estimates. Call 346-6717.

ew Heights Reiki,
owned by Julia A.
Stoffle, is located
at 7612 N. State St.,

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Widrick Electrical Inc.: Celebrating 47 years of service

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idrick Electrical
Inc. is a family
owned and operated business celebrating 47 years of service to our
customers in Jefferson, Lewis, St.
Lawrence, Oswego and Oneida
counties.
Our business is located two
miles north of Lowville on Route
26, next to the Lewis County
transfer site. Our phone number is 376-3648. Office hours
are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday or by appointment.
We specialize in rebuilding
starters, alternators and generators. Our unique skills were
developed initially to serve area
farmers, but our customer base
has expanded to include loggers,
contractors, marinas and municipalities.
In-stock inventory includes

Widrick Electrical Inc. is located two miles north of Lowville on Route 26,
next to the Lewis County transfer site.

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 troubleshooting electrical problems
are available by appointment.
Battery sales are a major part
of our business. We stock heavyduty batteries from Crown, Exide and Yuasa 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., twoway radios, cordless tools, laptop
computers, emergency lighting,
etc. Batteries not found in inventory can be ordered.
We also stock solar panels to
maintain 12-volt battery systems
where there is no power available.
To complement our battery
sales, we provide accessories
such as custom-built cables, battery 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.
We are committed to environmentally safe alternatives for bat-

tery disposal. We will purchase
junk lead acid batteries for recycling. We are now 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 two inches — two and
four wire and their accessories.
We also carry a large selection of
standard and metric fittings.
The Widrick family has been
a long-time advocate of standby
power. We sell, service and repair
units made 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.
Thank you to our customers
for your support.

Nancy’s Unisex Salon
has another exciting year
YOUR LOCAL PARKER PRODUCT CENTER
“JUST AROUND THE CORNER”

FULL LINE OF PARKER HYDRAULIC AND PNEUMATIC HOSE AND FITTINGS,
HYDRAULIC OIL, COUPLERS, ADAPTERS AND ACCESSORIES
HYDRAULIC HOSES MADE TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS WHILE YOU WAIT

SPECIALIZED REBUILDING STARTERS,
GENERATORS & ALTERNATORS, BATTERIES
ALSO ON ROAD SERVICE CALLS

7974 State Route 26
Lowville • 376-3648
Next To Lewis County Transfer Site

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he year 2015 was another exciting one at
Nancy’s Unisex Salon,
located on Main Street,
Croghan. Salon owner, Nancy
Monnat-Widrick, celebrated 31
years in business. Nancy’s niece,
Alayna Meyer, has been in business with her for 11 years and
niece, Lydia Gydesen, adds her five
years of experience.
Nancy’s Unisex Salon continues
to provide haircuts for men, women and children, perms, color,
foils, waxing, up-dos, manicures,
pedicures, facials, ear candling
and Shellac two-week gel polish.
Stop in and check out our services!

Croghan Electric for your
wiring and appliance needs

C

ole and Jan Lyndaker,
owners and operators of Croghan Electric [formerly Zehr
Electric] on North Main Street,
Croghan, have a complete contracting business for all of your
wiring needs — residential, farm
and commercial. They also offer
a complete installation and repair service and are bucket truck
equipped.
Croghan Electric is also an authorized dealer in sales and service for the complete line of Hotpoint, GE, Speed Queen, Crosley
and Sun Frost appliances. Included are washers, dryers, stack
laundry, dishwashers, garbage
disposals, microwaves, ranges,
refrigerators and freezers.
Croghan Electric is equipped
to sell and service electric motors, hot water heaters, complete
generator standby systems and
electrical supplies.

The Journal & Republican

The ligent
Intel hoice!
C
CROGHAN ELECTRIC
Main Street, Croghan • Phone: 346-6222

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING
• Farm • Residential • Commercial
Appliance Sales & Service
Cole Lyndaker, the owner of Croghan Electric, stands among the many
appliances for sale at his Main Street business.

Our business is currently
training to become a Kohler
Standby Generator dealer and
service provider; we will be providing this service beginning in

March of this year.
Employees include Cole and
Jan Lyndaker, Nathan Zehr,
Quinton Roggie, Janine Grunert
and Edmund Zehr.

Kuhl’s Creekside Embroidery
expands with embroidery and
screen printing now done on site WE WANT YOU!

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The staff at Nancy’s Unisex Salon,
9777 Main St., Croghan, is ready
to serve you. Shown, from left,
is Alayna Meyer, Nancy MonnatWidrick and Lydia Gydesen.

NANCY’S UNISEX SALON
9777 Main St., Croghan • 346-6340
Nancy Monnat-Widrick, Alayna Meyer and Lydia Gydesen

Now Offering:
Shellac Polish • Princess Parties • Facials
• Bridal Parties and More!
Evening and Weekend Appointments
also available.
Call now for an Appointment

stablished in 2009,
Kuhl’s Creekside Embroidery specializes
in custom embroidery
and screen printing. Owners Travis and Nicole Kuhl can customize clothing, athletic gear, bags,
blankets, mugs, hats and other
promotional items. There are
endless possibilities for personalization and customization!
In 2015, the business expanded through the purchase of Heritage Graphics, formerly owned
by Paul Cherbini. Travis and Paul
worked closely last fall during the
ownership transition period to
ensure a successful move. With
the expansion of the business,
Kuhl’s acquired all of Heritage
Graphics equipment and files
and is now doing embroidery
and screen printing on site.
Stop in for a visit weekdays at

Kuhl’s Creekside Embroidery’s shop is located at 6813 Tillman Road,
Lowville.

6813 Tillman Road, Lowville, to
see some sample products and
designs. You may also call 315376-1672 or e-mail kuhlsembroidery@frontier.com to ask a ques-

tion, get an estimate or schedule
an appointment. You can also
check out their Facebook page
by searching for Kuhl’s Creekside
Embroidery.

IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve your
space TODAY!

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ECONOMY

Silver Bench Jewelry Studio offers
artistic, unique, hand-made jewelry

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f you are looking for a
unique piece of jewelry for yourself or as a
gift, please stop by the
Silver Bench Jewelry studio/
shop on the Soft Maple Road,
six miles east of Croghan.
I am a second generation silversmith, designing and creating traditional
and contemporary jewelry.
Some of the items I offer for
sale include rings, handmade chains, pendants, cuff
bracelets, belts, belt buckles,
earrings, pins and necklaces.
Much of my work is one-ofa-kind, however I do offer
many traditional pieces as
well. My business provides
quality workmanship, cus-

Silver Bench Jewelry Studio is located off Soft Maple Road, six
miles east of Croghan; look for the white sign.

tom design and individual
style.
In 2015, two of my pieces
won first and second place
in the 67th Annual North
Country Arts Council fall art
show in the jewelry category.

I am pleased be to a part
of the NNY Art Trail [nnyarttrail.com] and the Adirondack Regional Art Trail
[northguide.org/arttrail].
Both of these wonderful
guides highlight artists and

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artisans from our area.
Most weekends in the
summer and fall I’m attending artisan and craft shows
in the upstate New York area.
My studio is open weekdays
from 1 to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Please check my
website events page for my
show schedule. Also, check
out Silver Bench Jewelry
on Facebook to see photos
of my latest work and show
schedule updates.
I sincerely appreciate my
customers’ loyalty and look
forward to the opportunity
to continue working with
them in the future. Thank
you all for shopping local!

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EAGER BEAVER

TREE SERVICE, INC.
Complete Tree Service
Fully Insured

Mike Boliver
(315) 346-9109
CELL: 286-6109
10840 State Route 812
Croghan, NY 13327

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ager Beaver Tree Service, owned and operated by Mike Boliver,
continues to serve the
community with all types of its
tree removal needs. With a major
focus on remaining environmentally friendly, the company has
expanded its equipment line to
include wood chippers. The waste
from the tree removal is processed through this equipment,
creating chips which are transported to biomass plants located
in Lyons Falls and Fort Drum. At
these plants, the chips are used to
produce electricity, turning waste
into usable energy. Not only does
this process provide a good use of
waste material, it complements
the superior clean-up Eager Beaver Tree Service is noted for after
the trees are removed.
The business routinely handles
all tree service requirements,
large or small. Mike, along with
his employees, work together to
provide a competent and efficient
team and are well known for their
field experience and personal
service. A sampling of the profes-

sional services provided includes
tree removal, stump removal,
storm damage, insurance claims,
home and power line trimming.
Eager Beaver Tree Service will
contract any service that can be
completed with the use of its wide
range of equipment and expertise. The business is fully insured
and capable of handling your
needs proficiently.
Eager Beaver Tree Service
has served the local community
with a customer list populated
with homeowners, local townships and businesses, including
state and federal contracts. The
company’s home base is located on State Route 812, north of
Croghan, but they efficiently 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.

An employee of Eager Beaver
Tree Service hangs 90 feet in the
air [see arrow], while working on
a 120-foot-tall tree.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey holds a town hall meeting with soldiers and families recently at Fort Drum. The military installation continues to be
a driving economic force in the north country.

the Main Street grant is nearing
completion, and several homes
have been renovated through
the Community Development
Block Grant. Although funding
was not obtained to continue the
program through the villages of
Carthage and West Carthage nor
through the towns of Champion
and Wilna, residents of those areas are eligible to obtain funds
through the Jefferson County
grant administered through
Neighbors of Watertown.
“Every building downtown
has been touched by rehabilitation dollars,” said Carthage Area
Chamber of Commerce executive director Lori A. Borland.
“We have been firming up the
infrastructure, making strong
buildings downtown,” Mrs. Bullock said.
Mrs. Bullock also noted grant
money has been obtained to
study possible reuses for the

brick building on Dock Street
near Turning Point Park.
Countywide, Mr. Alexander
said, “Clearly Drum is a major
engine.”
“The community pulled together to keep Fort Drum to the
greatest extent possible,” he said.
“The community rallied to say
‘We want this. We want to keep
this.’”
He also noted there were several small expansions like at Air
Brake, Roth Industries and Convergys which contributed to the
overall economy.
Moving forward, Mrs. Bullock
and Ms. Borland said they were
looking for ways to attract business to the Carthage area.
To that end, they are forming a
focus group to brainstorm ideas
for the filling some of the vacant
downtown store fronts.
“We have made it a priority
for this year to address the prob-

lem of the empty storefronts and
to establish what we want our
downtown to be,” said Mrs. Bullock.
“We need to figure out what to
do to draw business to the area
and attract customers to keep
them alive,” said Ms. Borland.
The chamber director said the
organization is “starting to shift
focus.”
“We have been event-orientated but we are starting to do more
community development and
marketing,” said Ms. Borland.
However, events are still a priority in order to draw people into
the community.
With that in mind, Mrs. Bullock said officials are looking for
ways to have the summer concert series return to the Carthage
area.
Mr. Alexander said he does not
expect any major increases anywhere.

“There are too many things
causing folks to be careful with
investments,” he said. “Fort
Drum is maturing. There are no
major constructions planned.
It’s stable but not necessarily accelerating.”
He also noted there are concerns about the increase in minimum wage.
“Many businesses are considering closing or moving, and
those impacts will reverberate
through the economy. It can’t be
good,” he said.
On a positive note, he said,
“We are addressing unemployment as much as we can. Despite
a decline in government employment, we are showing better
numbers. Manufacturing is improving coming out of the 2008
recession. Tourism is strong.
Agriculture is diversifying. Even
though milk prices are not good,
overall agriculture is strong.”

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For the best service available,
call Eager Beaver Tree Service

Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties to improve regional marketing to develop business around
Fort Drum.
As for the base, it was announced in July only 28 soldiers
at Fort Drum would be part of
the Army’s effort to reduce its
490,000 active soldiers to about
450,000. Speculation prior to the
announcement estimated in a
worst-case scenario, Fort Drum
could have lost 16,000 soldier
and civilian positions, resulting
in $1 billion decline in economic
activity which in turn could have
led to thousands of indirect job
cuts and the loss of about a third
of Jefferson County’s population.
“The good news was the minimum reduction in troop at Fort
Drum,” said Sarah J. Bullock, the
village of Carthage Community
Development Director. “Had it
gone the other way, it would not
have been good.”
“It’s a mixed bag. It almost always is,” said Jefferson County
Local Development Corp. chief
executive officer Donald C. Alexander. “Some components
are very good, some are very
bad. The uncertainty of the 10th
Mountain Division sent a shiver
of uncertainty through the economic sector. There was a great
deal of uncertainly, and people
were hesitant to invest. We still
have sequestration hanging over
our heads.”
Mr. Alexander also noted the
decline in the value of the Canada dollar has resulted in less
money flowing into the north
country.
Looking back over 2015, many
positive improvements occurred
in the Carthage area, according
to Mrs. Bullock. Through grant
programs, businesses in the
downtown area as well as private
homes have been renovated.
Rehabilitation of the final business, the TLC building, under

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Red Barn Meats Inc., USDA slaughterhouse,
celebrates another successful year in Croghan

Water Systems Unlimited:
A water treatment company

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ater Systems Unlimited is a local
water treatment
company with
vast experience and expertise in
treatment, design and testing of
water.
Jeff Schwan has designed
and installed these systems in
camps, homes, hotels, restaurants, dairy facilities and municipalities all along the East Coast.
He has over 30 years experience
in the water treatment and water hydraulics industry.
Water Systems Unlimited has
full capability of complete water
analysis and quick turn-around
of these testing results. If you
are having issues like staining,
dry skin/eczema, odor or foultasting water, then clean, clear,
potable water is a water test and

Greg Millard of Greg’s Handyman Services will brave any weather to get
the job done.
Is your water pure? Find out from the professionals at Water Systems
Unlimited. Give them a call today!

phone call away. We offer free
mineral analysis.
Jeff can be reached at 3764734 or on his cell phone at 783-

0180. Feel free to call with any
questions or concerns.
Call the professional that professionals call!

Worried about your water?
Odor?
Staining?
Taste?
Soap Scum?
Hard Water?
Bacteria? Coliform/E-Coli?
Jeff Schwan
Dry Skin/Eczema?
Call the professionals that solved your
neighbor’s water problems.

Greg’s Handyman
Services serving our
area the past 16 years

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ct. 1 marked Greg’s
Handyman Services
and Contracting’s
16th year of business.
After five years of working and
being part owner of Bush & Perfetto Plumbing and Heating Inc.
and then five years as a maintenance mechanic at the West Carthage Housing Authority, Greg
Millard decided to start his own
business.
It started out as small handyman jobs and has grown into
building garages, siding houses,
installing windows and many
types of remodeling, including
kitchens and bathrooms.
”Carthage and the surrounding communities have been great

Greg’s Handyman
Services and Contracting

ordan and Rachel Brandt and the
entire staff of Red Barn Meats Inc.,
would like to thank the community for another very successful
year. We have been in our new location
for three years and have enjoyed serving
our customers. We look forward to serving others who may be interested in our
services this year, and with so few USDA
facilities around, we are proud to provide
USDA services to businesses and farmers
who have the need.
We truly appreciate each and every
customer and hope your experience
with our business has been pleasant and
rewarding. We have enjoyed working in

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this location and hope to serve our community for many years to come.
To those unaware of the services that
we offer, please consider the following:
n We are a custom and USDA-inspected facility that offers slaughtering
and meat processing services for beef,
pork, poultry, lambs and goats.
n We sell wholes, halves or quarters of
quality, locally raised beef.
n We sell roaster hogs and butcher
hogs in whole or halves.
n We make and sell our own specialty
sausages in bulk, links, rope or patties.
n We sell locally grown and processed
ground beef and patties in four ounce, six

GREG MILLARD
CELL: 778-5850

19967 County Route 45
Carthage, NY 13619
(315) 493-7426

the needs of those around us and to
help our community. Please feel free to
offer any suggestions on how we can
better serve you. We are always looking for new ideas and businesses
interested in buying or marketing our
products. We encourage you to try our
products and tell a friend about us.
Our address is: Red Barn Meats Inc.,
9095 Briot Road, Croghan N.Y. 13327.
Call us with any questions you have
or to schedule an appointment at [315]
346-1254. You can also e-mail us at
redbarnmeatsinc@gmail.com
or like us on Facebook at Red
Barn Meats Inc. Our website is
http://redbarnmeatsinc.wix.com/redbarnmeatsinc.
Thanks again for supporting Red Barn
Meats Inc.

Red Barn Meats Inc.
“From your field to your freezer”
9095 Briot Road • Croghan, NY

315-346-1254 or 315-286-5201
Jordan & Rachel Brandt - Owners

Custom & USDA Meat Processing
Beef, Pork, Goats & Lambs

redbarnmeatsinc@gmail.com

OPEN 7 Days a Week
Try A Wash, 6957 Kirschnerville Road, Croghan, across from the Croghan Recreation Center.

Give Try A Wash in Croghan a try

“Free Water Analysis”
Call Water Systems Unlimited at 376-4734 / 783-0180 (cell)

to me and kept me very busy for
16 years,” says Greg. He has built
his reputation on being honest
with the customer, doing highquality work and keeping a clean
work site.
Along with the contracting
business, Greg also operates a
storage business on the Copenhagen Road in which he stores
boats and cars on a seasonal basis.
Greg would like to thank all of
his customers for their loyalty
and support.
“I hope to take care of all of
them for years to come,” he says.
Give Greg’s Handyman Services a call today at 493-7426 or
778-5850 (cell).

Red Barn Meats, 9095 Briot Road, Croghan offers a wide variety of fresh products.

ounce and eight ounce sizes.
n We cure and smoke hams and bacons, offering extra thick sliced bacons, whole, half or sliced hams and
smoked hocks. Canadian and Cottage bacon as well.
n All our products are professionally vacuum sealed, labeled, boxed and
frozen, according to each customer’s
needs.
We offer our own specialty items,
for custom customers only, made from
beef or venison including: snack sticks,
kielbasa, ring bologna, summer sausage,
hot dogs and jerky.
This year we will offer affordable beef,
pork and chicken bundles for those looking
to buy a variety of meat. Recently started
is our “layaway” program. We understand that the price of purchasing such
items can be scary. With this program
you make payments on what you want.
When it’s paid off we will put your order together. We want everybody to
benefit from the delicious, fresh product that we have to offer. Just give us
a call and let us know what you are
looking for! This is a practical way to stock
up and ensure you are paying for good
quality products.
We also take orders for special events
and family gatherings. Roaster hogs,
chicken [marinated or not]), as well as
jerked pork or beef are available.
As a business, it is our goal to meet

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ry A Wash has been open for 10 years
at 6957 Kirschnerville Road, Croghan.
The owner is Joe Briot.
The business provides two bay,

self-service at its best. Give it a try and have a
good day.
Joe says, “Thank you to all our loyal customers. We appreciate your business.”

Try A Wash
2 Wash Bays • Triple Foam Wash • 2 Vacuum Stations • Detailing Supplies

Self Service at its Best
6957 Kirschnerville Road, Croghan

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9472 Smith Road • Boonville • (315) 942-2776
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Promotion Items • And Much Much More!

Website 24/7 - Check It Out!

AGENCY
SPECIALISTS
INSURANCE
7400 Turin Road • Lowville
(Rte. 26, Past Kinney Drugs)

376-8743

Stop in and see one of our courteous
sales professionals or call for a free quote.
Agency Specialists Insurance of Lowville...

Where Value and Service is the Better Choice!

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’Connor Printing Inc.,
located at 9472 Smith
Road, Boonville, is a
full-time print shop.
Lori O’Connor operates the family-owned business. With over 30
years of experience in the printing field, O’Connor Printing Inc.
can handle all of your printing
needs.
You can order wedding, anniversary, graduation, baby announcements, etc. online 24/7
at oconnorprintinginc.com. You
can call O’Connor Printing Inc.
for an appointment, and Lori will
take the time to go over each and
every detail with you to make sure
your project will be its very best.
The website also lets you order
brochures, tickets, posters, business cards, envelopes, invoices,
pads and so much more. If you do
not see what you are looking for,
we can customize to your needs.
Just call O’Connor Printing Inc.
Boonville postcards are also
featured on the website, along
with a new line of postcards coming soon.
Placemat and menu advertis-

Lori O’Connor at O’Connor Printing on Smith Road, Boonville, is able to
meet all your printing needs.

ing is also available. Check out the
website for more information on
a great way to advertise your business.
For those looking to market
their own business, O’Connor
Printing Inc. has a whole line of
promotional items available with
your business name on them,
such as Koozies, pens, magnets,
calendars, shirts, hats and much,

much more!
Equipment is always being
updated to provide a faster turnaround time and color pricing
that beats the big chains, with the
same quality you always get from
O’Connor Printing Inc.
Please give us a call. The number is 942-2776 for prompt, professional and local printing service.

Mountain River Properties can help you get away from it all

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ountain River
Properties LLC has
been in the real estate business since
1994. We believe Lewis County
and surrounding area has so
much to offer in recreational
development and land use. The
beauty of this area, the forest, waterfront, big timber and a great
abundance of state land and Forever Wild lands makes this a gem
for people who live in urban areas wanting to come up here to
Lewis County.
Besides our land developing
business we are now shifting a
good portion of our business
to vacation rental log cabins
on pristine waterfront rivers
and creeks. We build the cabins
around a 1,000 square feet, and
take great care to make them high
quality, custom built, log-sided
cabins. Many people have visited our cabins and come from all

Pictured are, from left, Tony Tabolt, Ralph Kimbrell and Jessica Kimbrell
of Mountain River Properties LLC.

over the country and even England and Ireland to enjoy what
Lewis County has to offer. We
offer weekends and week-long

visits to hikers, cross country skiers, outdoor lovers, horse riders,
snowmobilers and to people who
just want a quiet spot and relax.

FULLER & SONS OFFICE SUPPLIES INC.
RALPH KIMBRELL

Trail System makes this cabin a
real gem.
The third cabin is called “Otter
Creek Falls Cabin.” This cabin is
located in the town of Greig and
on one of the most beautiful sites
along the Otter Creek. Here, the
Otter Creek has small waterfalls,
natural swimming pools, rocky
out crops and big timber along
the shoreline.
Our Land Developing portion
of our business also has land to
offer for building your own cabin
or cottage. We are also buying
recreational property that may
be developed. We build driveways and clear sites on our lands
for resale to prepare for your cabin or home.
You may contact the owner,
Ralph Kimbrell, in Croghan
for any of your vacation rental
needs, land sales and/or acquisitions at 315-771-4326, or email at
ralphkimbrell@gmail.com.

Mountain River
Properties, LLC

For Your Next Vacation Getaway
• Land Sales • Acquisitions

Value and service, the better choice

PO Box 158 • Croghan, NY 13327 • 315-771-4326 • ralphkimbrell@gmail.com

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t Agency Specialists Insurance
of Lowville, you can enjoy quality insurance options and a commitment to serve. We offer all
forms of insurance from home and auto,
LIFE, ATV and snowmobile, business contractors and farm-owners and serve all of
the North Country.
At Agency Specialists our philosophy is
simple — “Do the right thing.” We place a lot
of importance on the relationships we keep
with every client. So, when we tell our clients they are covered, they can find relief in
knowing someone is looking out for them.
If you are looking for an insurance agency
that treats you like a person, answers your
phone call and works tirelessly for you, look
no further than AGENCY SPECIALISTS. If
you are already an Agency Specialists customer, call us to request a review.
With our numerous companies we can
ensure that you get the best price — without
sacrificing your coverage or service. Stop
into our office at 7400 Turin Road [almost
across from Tops Plaza]. One of our special- Ready to meet all your insurance needs are Agency Specialists
ists will give you a fresh view of what insur- staff members, from left, Jeff Mayer, Denielle Bailey, Tina Zehr
and Faith Snyder.
ance can do for you.

We currently have three great
cabins at three different locations. We have the “Rocky Point
Cabin” located on the Oswegatchie River near Harrisville.
This cabin sits on a most pristine
section of the river with gentle
rapids, rocky out crops and big
timber surrounding the area.
This cabin provides great privacy
on our 40 acres of land with a gated private road. Here we are off
grid and use solar power for our
energy.
The second cabin is located
in the town of Watson on the Independence River. The “Independence River Cabin” is also
located on a very pristine section
of the river with gentle rapids,
quiet pools and big timber. It also
provides complete privacy on
almost six acres of land. Bordering the 76,000 acres of the Independence River Wild Forest and
located on the Otter Creek Horse

272 State St., Carthage, NY 13619 • Phone: 493-9500

Wedding & Graduation
Invitations•Greeting Cards

Services Offered: Laminate - Copy - Fax

HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8AM - 5PM
~ NEW OWNER - Bobbie Stokes ~

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Bobbie J. Stokes, the new owner of Fuller & Sons Office Supplies Inc., 272 State St., Carthage, is stocking
the shelves with all of your office supply needs. The store is now open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to
5 p.m.

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Welcome to Carthage: A community of choice

Fuller Insurance Agency celebrating 35 years of service

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Members of the Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors include in front, from left, secretary
Nancy Rome, executive director Lori A. Borland, president Jeremiah S. Papineau and vice president Kristy
L. O’Shaughnessy. Back row: Peter J. Turner, Linda M. McCullough, Naura L. Christman, Teri L. Ellis, Cheryl
A. Schroy and Robert Hayes. Missing from photo: Lydia Young, Tina Lanier, Erin Boshart, Derek Davis, Ron
Roch, and treasurer Robert Sligar.

Welcome to the Carthage Area
Here are a few examples of why we are...

“A Community of Choice”

Autumn Glory

Holiday Parade

Fireworks Festival

After Hours Events

Winterfest

Farmers Market

he Carthage area has
always been characterized by a strong community identity and a
pleasant small town atmosphere.
It is a place of hometown celebrations, adventure, tradition
and community service; a place
where people are never too busy
to share a smile, a handshake, or
a bit of local lore. We take pride in
our quality of life, our kind residents and our safe streets, all of
which combine in a place where
you can establish relationships
and afford a pleasant lifestyle.
Ours is a “Community of Choice.”
The Carthage Area Chamber
of Commerce strives to help our
members and the community
at large grow and prosper. The
Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce is busy throughout the
year helping local individuals and
businesses build a better community. Fun, family-oriented events
are held throughout the year, including the recently held Winterfest, Beautiful Fireworks Over the
River, Holiday Parade, Christmas
Memory Tree Celebration of Life
and After Hours events.
The chamber also manages
the very popular farmers’ market, held every Friday from May
through October in the Farmers’
Market Pavilion.
Membership directory booklets are being updated for 2016
and are available at the chamber
office or from any of our members. The office is located at 120
S. Mechanic St. by the village of
Carthage offices.
The chamber has affordable
dues and provides many benefits
for its members and the community. Chamber members profit
from a variety of opportunities
such as: free listing on the cham-

ber website, the use of a bulk
mailing permit, discounted use
of the newly renovated Farmers
Market Pavilion, distribution of
business information and listing
in the membership directory for
distribution throughout Jefferson
county and Fort Drum community, together with our monthly
newsletter. Members also have
an advertising opportunity of
free use of the sign in the center of
downtown.
With all the exciting things
taking place, the Carthage Area
Chamber of Commerce encourages active participation by its
members and welcomes any new
members to join, both businesses and civic members. Everyone
is welcome to attend the regular
monthly meetings on the second
Thursday of the month at noon,
held at the village community
room.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Don’t miss our annual events, a
few of which include: Winterfest,
February; Citizen of the Year dinner and annual meeting, April;
Carthage Farmers Market, MayOctober; Trash and Treasure Day,
June; Fireworks Festival, July; Autumn Glory Festival, September;
Business Awards Dinner, October; Holiday Parade, November;
and Memory Tree Celebration,
December.
We also hold a monthly Business After Hours function at various member businesses, providing a networking event that’s
fun for both businesspeople and
everyone else in the community.
For more information about the
chamber or the greater Carthage
area, you can visit the office at 120
S. Mechanic St., Carthage; call
493-3590; or visit www.carthageny.com.

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uller Insurance Agency,
Inc. is celebrating its
35th year of business as
an independent insurance agency serving Northern
New York. After working for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Watertown for ten years,
Wilfred T. [Bill] Fuller saw an opportunity and opened the agency in September, 1980 on State
Street in Carthage. Bill Fuller
passed away in 2006 but the agency remains in the family with sons
Aaron and Adam, and daughter
Diana Clement, all active in the
business.
The agency now operates
from its office building at 110 S.
School Street, Carthage, which
was bought and renovated by Mr.
Fuller in 1986. Additionally, Fuller
Insurance bought an agency in
Canton in the early 90s and operates that as a satellite office at 10
Court Street.
Adam Fuller reflects on the
agency’s 35th anniversary, “It’s a
good feeling when a customer sit-

ting at your desk tells you a story
about sitting with your father 15,
20 or 30 years ago. I’m proud that
we’ve maintained those relationships and hoping that we are forging new ones every day. I’d like
to thank all of our customers, as
they’ve allowed us to succeed all
these years.” Nadene McIntyre,
who’s been with Fuller Insurance
for 33 years adds, “many times
we have two or three generations
of customers. We’ve seen customer’s children get their license
to going out on their own, getting
married and having their own
children. We’ve been able to be
right there with them along the
way and that’s personal service
you can’t get everywhere.”
Over the last 35 years, many
things have changed as the agency adapted to an ever-changing
insurance industry and new
technologies. However, as Aaron
Fuller mentions, not everything
has changed, “it’s like a second
generation of family working with
a first generation of employees.”

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All of the agency’s employees are
licensed insurance agents or brokers and average over 20 years of
tenure. He adds, “We’re extremely thankful that each of our employees have been with us for so
long.” Penny Ellis, another longtenured employee, adds, “Having
worked here for 26 years, I’ve realized that family isn’t always blood
and the relationship amongst
the agency and that we’ve established with our clients is just thatfamily.”
Fuller Insurance Agency is an
independent insurance agency
offering all types of insurance
from auto, property, life and
health to all types of clients including individuals, businesses,
not-for-profits and public entities. The agency represents
numerous insurance carriers
and has access to many others
through specialty programs.
The agency can be contacted
in Carthage at 315-493-2110 or in
Canton at 315-386-3403.

The staff at Fuller Insurance Agency.

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Church Street Diner in business 17 years and counting

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Owner Ed Yancey stands in front of his business, Yancey’s Sales and Service, Lowville.

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Kathy Morse at Kathy’s Barber Shop on South State Street in Lowville.

Need a haircut? Stop by
Kathy’s Barber Shop

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athy’s Barber Shop
is located at 7547 S.
State St., Lowville. The
hours are Tuesday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to
noon; closed Sunday and Mon-

day.
Walks-ins are welcome.
“Thank you to all my customers for your continued patronage,” said owner Kathy Morse.
See you at Kathy’s Barber
Shop!

Tuesday - Friday
8 - 4:30

~
Saturday
7:30 - Noon
~
Closed

ancey’s Sales and Service opened for
business in August 1971. It is owned
and operated by Edward A. Yancey and
family.
Ed started out selling Chaparral snowmobiles
and minicycles. A short time later, he added the
Stihl chain saw line.
Ed and his brothers enjoyed racing snowmobiles and dirt bikes. They won many trophies and
championships over the years. Ed has raced for
over 50 years in one form or another.
Originally, Yancey’s was located next to the old
high bridge on State Route 12 North. When the
new bridge was being built in 1974, they moved
to their present location down the street toward
the village. Their old building was taken down to
make room for the new high bridge.
Ed and his wife, Arlene, have three children:
Edward B., Jessica and Jennifer.
Over the years, Yancey’s Sales and Service has

sold many products, including Chaparral, SnoJet, Kawasaki, Arctic Cat and Polaris snowmobiles, Hodaka motorcycles, Kawasaki and Polaris ATVs. Ed currently deals in Stihl products,
including chain saws, trimmers, blowers, tappers
and many other gas-powered tools. He also buys
and sells used sleds and ATVs. He carries many
parts and accessories for sleds and ATVs, new and
used.
Ed has acquired many hard-to-find parts over
the years or knows how to order them. He also
carries a nice line of reasonably-priced helmets
and clothing. If he doesn’t have it he can usually
get it in a few days.
Ed believes in friendly, courteous service and
fair prices. The next time you are in need of one of
his products, stop by or give Ed a call at 376-7442,
7368 Dayan St. (Route 12), Lowville. Your business is appreciated.

YANCEY’S
Sales and Service

Since 1971

Sunday & Monday

7547 S. State Street, Lowville

STIHL CHAIN SAWS & TRIMMERS

Rt. 12, Dayan St., Lowville • 376-7442

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Extra Cash
Sell Your
Household Items
in the Classifieds!

fresh, made to order in a minute,
and have your choice of cinnamon sugar, powdered sugared or
plain. They are served, still hot, to
your table .
We serve a healthier side also,
with a spinach and feta cheese
omelet, broccoli and cheese omelet and a Spanish omelet. We
make egg white omelets on request, also.
There are many delicious,
healthy items that have been
added to our menu and specials
for lunch. You can try our chicken cobb salad, our favorite Greek
salad with homemade balsamic
vinaigrette dressing or Greek
dressing. We’ve added panini
flat bread sandwiches to our specials, as well.
You can check out our daily
specials on Facebook. Some of
our specials include chicken
and biscuits; turkey roll-ups
[turkey with homemade stuffing rolled in the turkey] with side
of mashed potatoes, gravy and
cranberry sauce; and scalloped
potatoes and ham.
Our specials change everyday
of the week, except for Monday
and Friday. Every Monday is
our chicken or steak quesadilla
or taco salad.[The quesadillas
can be ordered any day of the
week.] Friday’s special is our famous homemade macaroni and
cheese with our haddock melt or
fish sandwich and our Belly Bustin’ haddock dinner.
We have a full line of wraps,
too, plus our regular menu items
such as our fresh roasted hot beef
sandwich with fries and gravy or
real mashed potatoes.
With a full menu to choose
from, there is something for everyone. Even the kids love our
boneless chicken wings and
grilled cheese sandwiches made
on our homemade breads in
wheat, white or rye.
At the Church Street Diner we
truly think of our customers as

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family. When you come into the
Church Street Diner we feel that
you should be treated like you are
a guest in our home.
For the past couple of years,
The Church Street Diner has cohosted the Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business
After Hours in December, and
has really enjoyed meeting other businesses and community
members.
We also provide special event
catering for business meetings,
private parties and special requests. Give us a call at 315-4930997 for your catering needs.
The Church Street Diner’s
hours are Monday through
Thursday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 7
p.m. and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come in and check out our Friday and Saturday night specials.
Every Saturday is a different special. Some examples are prime
rib and Polish dinner. The full
menu is on our website: www.
thechurchstreetdiner.com.
Come and join us at the
Church Street Diner and let us do
the cooking. Take-outs are welcome; you can call ahead.

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Friendly service at fair prices
at Yancey’s Sales and Service

he Church Street Diner, owned and operated by Dawn Martle,
has been in business
for 17 years now. The diner location is at 107 Church St., Carthage.
We offer a full menu of breakfast and lunch items any time of
day. You are never too late for
breakfast or too early for lunch.
You can have one of our famous
western scramblers or French
toast for lunch or a big juicy
cheeseburger at breakfast.
We love to satisfy our customers. We have customers from all
around the world that come in
and enjoy a meal. We have been
told by our customers that we
have the best Reuben sandwiches any place they have been and
our cheeseburgers are one of the
best burgers they have ever had,
too. We take such pride in our
food, so when you hear feedback
from your guests like that, it just
makes you want to keep serving
the best food. We aim to please
our guests.
Some breakfast items that
might tickle your taste buds
are our fresh made sausage
gravy over homemade biscuits,
chipped beef over toast or homemade Johnny cake, country fried
steak with country gravy. With
the seasons changing, we try to
make seasonal specials like, for
the fall, apple cinnamon waffles
topped with fresh, warm apples
and whipped cream on top of
pumpkin pancakes, dusted with
powdered sugar. Our breads are
raved about by many. We have
a nice selection of thick, homemade-style bread, your choice of
sourdough, whole grain wheat or
rye.
And, if you want, we also have
a thinner bread offered, like raisin bread or even English muffins
and bagels. We make our own
muffins and Johnny cake. Come
try our new donuts, hot and

Emily Weatherhead, owner Dawn Lelakowski and Cassandra Kimble are
ready to serve you at Church Street Diner, 107 Church St., Carthage.

Come See The Lighter Side at...

The Church Street Diner

107 Church St., Carthage, NY •

493-0997

Mon.-Thurs. 6am-3pm • Fri. & Sat. 6am-7pm • Sun. 7am-2pm
Take-Outs Welcome • Luncheon Specials
Something For Everyone...Breakfast and Lunch All Day
Come check out the new menu including:
• Fresh Roasted Hot Beef • Chicken & Steak Quesadillas • More Salad Choices
EVERY FRIDAY- HOMEMADE MAC & CHEESE
Plus Many More Items & Lots Of Our Old Favorites

SPECIAL EVENT CATERING: Business Meetings,
Private Parties & Special Requests

Thank you for your continued support for the past 17 years!

— AWARD WINNING SOUP —
Our New Full Menu can be seen on our website -

www.thechurchstreetdiner.com

Open
Every for Dinner
Saturd Friday &
ay Nig
ht

For Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials Check Us Out On
Owned and Operated by Dawn Lelakowski

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New car wash facility planned for Broad Street in West Carthage

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utomobile owners in
the Carthage area will
have a new state-ofthe-art car wash facility to keep their vehicles looking
clean inside and out by the end
of March, according to owner
Kent Burto. The new car wash facility will be located at 22 North
Broad Street (bordering the Aubuchon Hardware and Price
Chopper Property). The car
wash will feature two automatic
and two self-service bays, along
with a detail island and vending
services. A contest for the name
of the new facility is underway
and the winning name will be
announced in the near future.
Mr. Burto commented on the
new facility. “The location is the
key. Being so accessible to thousands of vehicles every single
day driving by on Broad Street
with an easy in and out format,
with hours that meet their busy
schedule and a product that will
take care of their vehicles is what
people are looking for. That is
why we felt there is a demand for
this, and feel it will succeed.”

A new state-of-the-art car wash is under construction at 22 N. Broad St., across the street from Lube Express and
Service Center. It will replace the two car wash bays currently located at Lube Express.

The new car wash facility is
also part of a renovation and
expansion of services directly
across the street at the Lube
Express & Service Center. The

two car wash bays currently located at the Lube Express will
be closed and configured into
the new facility. That additional
space will be utilized for the

continued expansion of services they offer. Two years ago
the Lube Express added vehicle
repair such as: brakes, rotors,
struts, cv shafts, ball joints, tie

rods, exhaust systems, wheel
bearings and general tune-ups.
The repair work is performed by
certified mechanic Bret Kuehnle
who has over 20 years of experience.
In addition to the repair services, Lube Express also is in
the tire business (selling tires,
repairs, mounting and balancing, rotations, winter to summer
switch over) battery sales, and
is now a New York State Inspection Station. Lube Express is also
pleased to announce that Terry
Burto is back working at the
Center.
“When you look at our two
facilities (right across the street
from each other), we handle
all of a car owner’s needs: from
simple car wash and oil changes,
to repair services, and more. We
think it is a great combination
for the area and will be successful.”
For more information, or to
make an appointment at the
Lube Express & Service Center,
call 315-493-6720.

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Carthage Republican Tribune

VINYL SIDING CLEANING SERVICE

ADIRONDACK LIGHTNING PROTECTION

Duane LaVancha will keep your fire extinquishers in good repair.
The business also offers lightning rod systems, fire extinguisher
sales and service, inspections, Ansul systems and reconditioned
units. They are located at 10814 Carthage-Copenhagen Road in
Carthage; 493-2423 or 222-4682.

Need your vinyl siding cleaned? Call Thomas Wolff at 346-6419 for an appointment.

Efficient service with Elmer Moser
and Sons and David Roes Applications

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lmer Moser and Sons,
along with David Roes
Applications, have
combined forces to
provide an efficient and competitive lime service for Lewis
County and surrounding areas.
Our lime truck is a floater
which allows us to spread
with very little compaction or
“tracks” on your farm. With its
GPS capabilities, it allows us
to be very accurate with our
spreading rates and total consistency. We deliver directly
from the pit to your farm which
eliminates any “loss” of product due to handling.
David Roes Applications has
variable rate spreading fertilizer equipment. They also do

VINYL SIDING CLEANING SERVICE
Cleaning • Mold • Mildew
• Dirt • Grime
For an appointment call

For Your Lime
Spreading Needs
David Roes from Roes Applications, Route 26, Lowville.

seeding. Check out their reasonable rates. This business is a
farmer helping farmers.
Give us a call today for in-

formation or to place your order — Darwin Moser, 376-7826;
David Roes, 376-6092 or cell,
486-6462.

Darwin Moser 376-7826
or David Roes 376-6092
(Cell) 486-6462

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For top quality service, call

Hand in Hand continues to move forward to secure future

Cedarcrest Construction LLC

and In Hand Early
Childhood Center
is a not-for-profit
organization committed to providing quality care
and early education for infants,
wobblers, toddlers, preschool
and school-age children within
a safe, nurturing and stimulating
environment.
Hand In Hand was incorporated as a not-for-profit agency
in 1993 and opened its doors as
a co-op preschool located in the
village of Lowville. In 2003, they
expanded and built the current
center at 5780 Brookside Circle.
Hand In Hand currently provides high quality programs for
approximately 160 children in
the Lewis County area. Hand In
Hand Early Childhood Center is
a licensed day care through the
New York State Office of Children
and Family Services.

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Opossum Hollow B&B is located at 3468 Kelpytown Road, Port Leyden.

Opossum Hollow
Bed & Breakfast:

O

possum Hollow B&B
was opened in December of 2010 by
Helen McHale. It is
located on the quiet banks of the
Black River just north of Port Leyden at 3468 Kelpytown Road [Old
State Route 12]. There are three
rooms — two queen, one king
— a small sitting room and sun

room. The area is quiet, scenic
and has as frequent guests the
local deer, fox and other friendly
animal neighbors.
A full breakfast is offered with
each night’s stay.
For further information, call
348-8205 or cell phone, 725-2782.
Their website is www.opossumhollowbb.com.

OPOSSUM HOLLOW B&B
Helen McHale ~ Owner
http://opossumhollowbb.com/
3468 Kelpytown Rd., Port Leyden, New York 13433
Phone 315-348-8205 Cell 315-725-2782
Quiet, Relaxing On The Banks Of The Black River

Marolf Trucking & Excavating
Phone: 315-346-6768
Fax: 315-347-2750 or Email: ccllc@frontier.com

This has become a crucial part of
the team’s ministry to each other, and the atmosphere of the job
sites.
Cedarcrest Construction LLC
provides a wide range of residential and commercial services.
Some of those services include:
General contracting, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, heating, all phases of new construction and/or remodeling, etc.
With the recent acquisition of
Marolf Trucking & Excavating,
Cedarcrest has added another division to the scope of work they
are able to do. Since the 2016 purchase of the excavating business,
Jim [the former owner] has now
joined our team, and will continue operating the equipment as
an employee of Cedarcrest. Jim
plans to remain with Cedarcrest

throughout the next few years,
as the two companies merge and
transition. The goal of the acquisition is to grow the excavating
business and offer a wider range
of services for the community.
Cedarcrest now has the capacity
to install septic tanks, driveways,
clear land, house foundations
and many other tasks.
Our goal here at Cedarcrest is
to honor God in everything we
do, while providing top quality
service, with integrity. We work
diligently to be attentive to detail,
and provide our customers with
an extraordinary job experience.
God has blessed us with a team
of talented employees [both in
the office and on the job site]who
strive to do their best. Together,
we are Cedarcrest Construction,
LLC.

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Cedarcrest Construction, LLC
Phone: 315-486-9344

Cedarcrest Construction owner Tim Pierce, left, recently acquired Marolf’s
Trucking and Excavation from owner Jim Marolf, right. Mr. Marolf plans
to continue working, and the firm will continue regular operations as a
subsidiary of Cedarcrest.

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HAND IN HAND’S MISSION STATEMENT
At Hand In Hand, we believe
that every child deserves a safe
environment with responsive,
loving care and enriching opportunities that build self-esteem
and independence. The children
at Hand In Hand’s programs are
encouraged to explore, create
and learn while building a positive self-image. Our classrooms
at the early childhood center use
the Creative Curriculum and operate around the philosophy that
children learn best through play.

HAND IN HAND STAFF
Hand In Hand employs 28 full
time and part time employees.
Jenniffer Bleakley of Lowville recently joined Hand In Hand as
executive director in December
2015. Jenniffer brings 12 years of
hands on experience in working
with children of all ages to Hand
In Hand. Every classroom is led
by staff certified with a Child Development Associate. All staff
receives 15 hours of training
annually in child and youth development and related fields as
required by the New York State
Office of Children and Family
Services.

PROGRAMMING
The Early Childhood Center
offers a developmentally appropriate, nurturing curriculum for
children six weeks to five years of
age. The Early Childhood Center
offers five developmentally ap-

TUITION/FUNDRAISING

Pictured are students in Hand In Hand Early Childhood Center’s After School Programs in Lowville and Glenfield.

propriate classrooms; Infant: 6
weeks to 18 months, Wobbler: 18
to 24 months, Toddler: 24 to 36
months, Preschool: 3 to 4 years
and Pre K: 4 to 5 years. The Pre-K
class offers a wraparound service
in addition to a full day program
for children who attend UPK program at the Lowville School District.
A before school age program
is offered at the center for the
Lowville School District. The
Program begins at 7 a.m. during
the school calendar year. Bus
service is provided through the
Lowville School District.
Hand In Hand offers After School Programs through
the Lowville Academy Central
School District and the South
Lewis School District providing
enriching and safe environments
for elementary and middle
school students. Hand In Hand is
fortunate to be able to offer these
programs through grant funds
through the South Lewis Central
School District and the Dyson
Foundation at reasonable rates.
The after school programs offer
a wide variety of enriching activities that are developmentally
appropriate for school-age children. A healthy and nutritious
snack is offered daily. Homework
club is offered daily with academic assistance. Program hours

begin upon school dismissal
and operate until 6 p.m. nightly
during the school calendar year.
Program hours are extended
during half days of school. For
enrollment information for after
school programs, please contact
Debbie Murphy, program coordinator, for further information.

COMMUNITY COMMITMENT
All Hand In Hand programs

are committed to the community
in which we serve. We feel that
no matter how young or small we
are, we are a part of the community and we can contribute! The
Early Childhood Center participates annually in a food collection for the Lowville Food Pantry
and the Christmas Sharing program. The children at the center
visit our senior citizens at Brook-

Hand In Hand continues to
work hard to keep tuition rates
reasonable and affordable for the
families that we service through
a variety of fund-raising events
throughout the year. As a notfor-profit agency, fund-raising
is critical to maintain the quality programming that we aspire
to provide. Fund-raisers include
Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits sales,
Little Lambs Cookie Dough, a
variety of catalog sales, chicken
barbecues, the Lewis County Fair
gates and our annual 5/10k Family Fun Day held in May. Through
our fund-raisers and valuable
volunteers who serve on the
board and assist in daily operational maintenance, we feel that
we can secure the future of Hand
In Hand Early Childhood Center and its mission to serve the
youth in the community. Please
contact Jenniffer Bleakley at
376-9414 or by e-mail at ecc.director@gmail.com for information on enrollment, fund-raising
events or volunteering.

Contact Information:

Phone: 376-9414
Fax: 376-8683
E-mail: ecc.director @gmail.com
• Infant: 6 wks - 18 mos.
• Wobbler: 18 mos. - 24 mos.
• Toddler: 24 mos. - 36 mos.
• Preschool: 3 yrs. - 4 yrs.
• Pre-K: 4 yrs. - 5 yrs.
• Before-School Child Care: K - 5th Grade
• After-School Programs: K - 8th Grade
* Free after school enrichment program when school is in session.
* Sites in Lowville, Port Leyden, and Glenfield

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A quiet, relaxing place to stay

n 2002 father and son, Dan
and Tim Pierce, joined as
business partners, and
founded Cedarcrest Construction, LLC.
In the beginning of their journey, it was just the two of them,
eventually adding one employee
and several full time sub-contractors. Over the course of the
next 10 years, they worked hard
at serving the community with
quality work and integrity, with a
goal of honoring God in all their
business dealings. This goal led
them to make changes in the
structure of their company. Although costly [due to the high
cost of insurances and benefits],
one of those changes was to eliminate the “gray area” of full time
sub contracting, and hiring full
time employees. God has blessed
their efforts to honor Him in this
area, as well as in every other aspect of the job.
In January 2015, Tim took over
as sole owner of the company,
and his father, Dan, became an
employee.
Cedarcrest Construction LLC
has grown tremendously since
its meager beginnings. We are
currently a team of 10 full time
employees, with two full time office staff. Altogether, that makes
13 families that the Lord provides
for, through Cedarcrest.
One of the main goals of Cedarcrest is to honor God in building relationships within the
team, as well as on the field. Since
2011, the team has been meeting every Monday morning for
an hour of devotion, encouragement, accountability and prayer.

side on a regular basis. The After
School Programs participate in
a variety of fund-raising projects
for the local humane society, local food pantries, Office of the
Aging and Lewis County Relay
For Life, and other local community causes.

HAND IN HAND HISTORY

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FARM CREDIT EAST

Farm Credit East is a financial cooperative that provides a full range of credit and financial services to
people involved in every aspect of agriculture across the Northeast. Their local office is located at 25417
State Route 12, Burrville.

Celebrating thirty
years serving the
small business
community of
the north country

T

he New York State
Small Business Development Center at
Jefferson Community
College has been serving the
North Country for 30 years this
April [happy birthday to us!].
While many people think of us
just in terms of start-ups and
small businesses, we also work
with existing businesses and medium-sized businesses.
The SBDC delivers high quality business counseling and
training to residents of Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego counties
who want to start a business or
improve the performance of an
existing business. Whether it’s
permit assistance, marketing
planning or preparing financial
projections for a commercial
loan, the advisors at the SBDC
provides our clients with services
that are complete, timely and
confidential, and at no cost.
Here’s what we’ve been doing
for the past 30 years for the people of the North Country:
19,450 clients opened; 6,037
jobs created; 3,150 jobs saved;
$296,595,365 in financial impact through loans and personal
cash/equity investment and 831
training events with 23,969 peo-

ple attending.
Have a business idea, or want
to tune up your existing business? We offer economical and
value-added entrepreneurial
training through our workshops,
which includes a seven-week
evening class on the JCC campus
or a 14-week self-paced online
course that participants can follow on their own computers or
laptops. More and more often,
we are also providing convenient
direct online counseling to our
individual clients who may not
be able to make it into our center.
Thanks for being our partners
for the past 30 years, and we look
forward to working with many
more of you in the future.
A recent client told us, “Google
was making it sound like I needed to spend thousands of dollars,
and local business owners made
it seem like hundreds of dollars
and months of paperwork. So
I am very grateful for accurate
information! I want to be a legal
business and want to make sure
I cross all the t’s and dot the i’s.
Thanks again for all your help!”
Find us at 782-9262, sbdc@sunyjefferson.edu or on Facebook
at www.facebook.com/watertownsbdc.

We offer:
•Free, confidential advice
•Help with business & marketing plans
•Individual counseling
Jefferson Community College
•Workshops
Watertown, NY 13601
•& much more!
315-782-9262
sbdc@sunyjefferson.edu
• Appointments available at our
http://watertowny.nyssbdc.org
Lowville Satellite Office
www.facebook.com/watertownsbdc

Lewis County Public Health: preparing and educating

the people of Lewis County to ensure their health and safety

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ewis County Public Health
continues to be a recognized educator and leader
striving to accomplish
three major public health goals: Prevention of Disease, Preparedness
for Disaster and Promotion of LifeLong Health.
Our core services include:
n Family Health;
n Communicable Disease Control;
n Chronic Disease Prevention;
n Community Health Assessment;
n Environmental Health and
n Emergency Preparedness and
Response.
One method Lewis County Public
Health utilizes to work toward these
goals is by offering regular Chronic
Disease Education Programs. These
programs are evidence-based and
assist in managing your chronic diseases and helping you to feel better
about life in general.
Our Chronic Disease Programs
currently include:
n The Chronic Disease Self Management Program is a peer-led
health education program created
by Stanford University that helps
you manage your chronic health
conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and arthritis.
The program is designed to help
you find better ways of dealing with
pain and fatigue, improving communication with family, friends
and health professionals, improving nutrition, learning appropriate
medication usage, understand new
treatment choices and generally feel
better about your life.
n The Diabetes Prevention
Program is a community based,
16-week program. The class meets
one hour per week and is led by
trained life style coaches. The goal
of the program is to support and
help people reduce their weight and
increase physical activity through
weekly sessions. Sessions include
improving food choices, ways to increase physical activity and learning
coping skills to maintain weight loss
and healthy lifestyle changes. These
classes are for individuals at-risk of
developing diabetes.
n The Diabetes Self-Management Program is also developed
and tested by Stanford University’s
Patient Education Research Center
and was designed to help people
gain self-confidence in their ability
to control their symptoms and how
diabetes affects their lives. Lewis

Staff members at Lewis County Public Health include, front row, from left, Paula Kaufmann, fiscal manager;
Ellen Scanlon, RN, lead and immunization; Ellon Grunert, Cancer Services coordinator; Maryann Vargulick, PHN,
communicable diseases; Chris Lashbrooks, account clerk; Stephanie Houser Fouse, service coordinator; Sarah
Thompson, clerical; and Penny Ingham, MPH, director. Back row, Joe Austin, account clerk; Laurie Simmons,
Children with Special Needs coordinator; Cathy Dosztan, service coordinator; Ashley Waite, RN, Public Health
planner; Marcia Ashline, RN, Prevent supervisor; Jamie Haggett, account clerk; Shelly Anderson, clerical and
Mary Kimbrell, RN, health educator. Missing from the photo are Kathy Sochia, case manager-Cancer Services
and Janice Yorton, RN, Preventive Services.

County Public Health’s local program, Take Care of Your Diabetes,
is a six-week workshop that takes
place once a week for two and one
half hours. It is facilitated by two
trained peer leaders. The curriculum teaches self-managed lifestyle
change and coping strategies to enable participants to manage their
diabetes and medications and to
increase physical activity levels. The
workshops are designed to complement and enhance medical treatment and diabetes management
with techniques to handle fatigue,
stress, pain and emotions, as well as
healthy eating, monitoring, appropriate use of medication, and skin
and foot care.
For more information on eligibility to participate in these programs,
please call our office at 376-5453.
Additional services are available
to Lewis County residents and include:
n Free, on-site rapid testing for
Hepatitis C [HCV], HIV, blood lead
and hemoglobin. Because hemoglobin is routinely checked when a
child is tested for lead, hemoglobin
testing was implemented late in
the year in an attempt to improve
lead testing rates for Lewis County.
Results of all testing are available
within one to 20 minutes, depending on test type. Hepatitis C testing
is recommended for anyone born
between 1945 to 1965. Advance appointments are required and can

be made by calling our office at 3765453 and asking for a nurse.
n Lewis County Public Health
continues to offer a variety of other
preventive health services including
immunizations, lead poisoning prevention education, maternal/child
home visitation, communicable
disease control, rabies prevention,
tobacco cessation counseling, child
find and early intervention services,
general health education and emergency preparedness and response.
Do you understand Public
Health’s goal of Preparedness for
Disaster? Our role in Emergency
Preparedness and Response includes: Thinking about what you
would do if a bad storm, chemical
spill, outbreak of flu or an act of terrorism put you in danger. Would
you know how to help yourself and
your family? Each of us can take
steps to reduce our risk in any kind
of emergency. Lewis County Public Health helps our community to
prepare for any kind of public health
emergency. All hazard plans are in
place and drills are conducted periodically to ensure we are prepared,
as a community, for whatever type
of public health emergency may
arise.
Want to get more involved in
Emergency Preparedness? Lewis
County Public Health is always
looking for volunteers to assists
during drills or actual emergencies.
If you are interested in becoming a

volunteer, call 376-5453.
Our team continues to work
toward implementing the Lewis
County Community Health Improvement Plan for 2014-2017.
Public Health is working with other
agencies and community partners
to implement this Improvement
Plan. Priorities include:
n Prevention of Chronic Disease/
Obesity Reduction

n Promoting Healthy Women,
Infants and Children/Preconception Care and Breastfeeding
n Promoting Mental Health/Suicide Prevention
The Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan may
be found on our website: www.lewiscountypublichealth.com or you
can call us at [315] 376-5453 to request a printed copy.
Lewis County Public Health Services are designed to accomplish
the Ten Essential Public Health
Functions. These include:
n Monitor health status;
n Diagnose and investigate;
n Inform, educate and empower;
n Mobilize community partnerships;
n Develop policies and plans;
n Enforce laws and regulations;
n Link people to needed personal
health services;
n Assure a competent workforce;
n Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality and
n Conduct research.
Lewis County Public Health and
its staff provide a variety of services
to residents of all ages. Determination of services and activities
conducted are governed by Public
Health Law.
For more detailed information
about Lewis County Public Health
Services visit our website, www.lewiscountypublichealth.com, visit us
or call our office at [315] 376-5453.

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he Martinsburg Free Library
first opened its doors Dec. 1,
1912, in a room in the residence
of co-founder, Dr. M. Anstice
Harris. The library moved and was located
in several different places during the next
12 years.
In 1924, William H. Bush of Chicago,
Ill., a native of Martinsburg, purchased a
house and property in the village to permanently house the library. The library’s
name was then changed to the William H.
Bush Free Library. Mr. Bush died in 1931,
but had made financial provisions for the
library in his will through an endowment
that has provided income for the library
ever since. Mr. Bush stipulated in his will
that if funds should ever accumulate sufficiently, that “a fire proof building fronting
on Main Street” should be constructed. In
July 1980, the library board opened their
new building that mirrored the instructions of Mr. Bush, and again changed the
name, this time to the William H. Bush

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We started the year
off with packed dining rooms for prime rib
dinner on New Year’s
Eve. We have continued
prime rib dinners on
Saturday nights due to
the great response and
it also provides great
features for the week,
like delicious prime rib
wedges and sandwiches.
We continue to offer
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meals six days a week,
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. We are
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As a full-service accounting firm, we employ professionals who are qualified and knowledgeable in a vast
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Rachel McClelland is our administrative assistant/
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office administration, payroll and bookkeeping. Arlyce
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years experience. She keeps our tax programs updated
and handles e-filing taxes and other bookkeeping and
payroll activities. Mark Techmanski, our senior staff
accountant, joined the firm in July and has 40 years experience in corporate and managerial accounting. Stacie Lawton is a college intern who we welcome back for
a second tax season. Gary Croniser, Scott Lawrence and
Emily Philippe, the firm’s partners, are all CPAs and
have over 90 years combined experience.
We also offer a wide variety of accounting services. If
you are starting a business, we can assist in getting employer identification and registration numbers and setCroniser, Lawrence and Philippe CPAs’ staff includes, front row, from left, Mark Techmanski, Rachel McClelland, Stacie
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velopments in accounting and auditing, and municipal
and audits. We also offer payroll services from computJust as no two people are the same, no two clients are accounting updates.
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for-profits.
Gary, Scott and Emily appreciate both our long-term
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and
training
provided
based
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client
preferences.
and
new clients and look forward to continuing these
Advisor’s Program. As such, we assist and train clients
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or come in to inquire
about our offers.
We are looking forward to offering events
and activities [i.e. movie
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live music, etc.] for the
community as soon as
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with a positive atmosphere. We have hosted
several birthday, anniversary and Christmas
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family gathering, birthday party, bridal/baby
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nity room, a work room for the librarians
and a consolidated area for public access
computers. Additional shelving was added to accommodate the library’s growing

collection.
The library offers books, DVDs, audio
books, newspapers and magazines for
patrons to borrow. A copier and fax machine are available for use with minimum
charges. Several public access computers
and an AccuCut die cut machine is available for use at no charge.
An extensive research section provides
materials to anyone seeking information
on local, regional, state, national or world
history.
A story-time for preschool through
kindergarten children is held the second
full week of every month, and several programs are presented throughout the year.
The library is open Mondays and Fridays from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.,
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1:30
to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, the librarians
can be contacted at 315-376-7490 or by email at marlib@ncls.org.

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Robert P. and Ronald J. Johnson, owners of Johnson Lumber Company.

Pre-finished Pine Products
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Phone (315) 493-1774
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ohnson Lumber Company is owned by Robert
P. and Ronald J. Johnson,
two brothers who built
their first sawmill in 1977 on the
Johnny Cake Road, just outside
of Carthage. At the time, Robert
was 17 and Ronald was 15. The
owners of the Johnson Lumber Co., which now operates on
Route 26 in the Lewis County
town of Denmark, decided to
seek out opportunities to expand
during the economic downturn.
They have always been
“hands-on in the manufacturing
process,” said George R. LaBarr,
sales manager for Johnson Lumber Company.
The company bought several
pieces of equipment through online auctions between 2009 and
2011, taking advantage of low
machinery prices.
The Johnson Lumber 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 also to wholesalers, who ship
outside the state, said Mr. LaBarr.
They have 20 employees.
Its Eastern White Pine and Red
Pine logs are purchased “within
a 200-mile radius of the mill,” he
added.
The operation primarily uses
the Eastern White Pine logs, although some products are manufactured from the Red Pine logs.
While the company had been
building its reputation for years
producing numerous grades and
profiles of lumber, the additional
machinery allowed it to start offering pre-finished pine products, including the clear coat
tongue and groove and stained
sidings.
“The new pre-finished pine
products are taking off, just as
we hoped they would,” said Mr.
LaBarr. “They are totally ready to
be installed when they leave our
mill.”
While all the same wood products have been offered in the
past, the addition of the new
machinery has allowed Johnson

Lumber Company to now offer those products pre-finished,
which saves customers both time
and money, Mr. LaBarr said.
The new equipment included
an end matcher, a machine that
makes a tongue and groove on
the end of each board to make
them easier to install, he said.
The boards are sanded, vacuumed and have a clear coat applied and dried with the company’s new ultraviolet clear coat
machine. Nine mercury lights on
the machines dry the wood, resulting in a smooth finish.
The company’s new stain machine can apply water-based
stain to the wood product, which
is dried by infrared heat.
In 1984, the brothers started
a sister company, Johnson Log
Homes, which sells packages
that include all logs and accessories needed to build a home.
While they don’t offer the labor, they can refer customers to
local lumber yards and/or contractors for the log cabin construction, Mr. LaBarr said.
The company purchased a
Newman SS-30 shavings mill
that has allowed it to increase the
amount of animal bedding it produces from the byproducts of its
finished products.
The dry shavings are purchased by wholesalers that sell
them to farmers and other customers for animal bedding (primarily horse and dairy farmers).
“We also sell shavings direct to
the public, mostly local farmers,”
Mr. LaBarr said.
Green scraps of wood are still
run through a grinder to produce
fiber. Fiber is sold to wholesalers
who in turn sell it to companies
that manufacture other wood
products, such as mulch.
The decision by the company
to expand its operation, rather
than cut back during the recession, has proved to be the right
choice and “all positive, with repeat business.”
Robert and Ron acknowledge
that their employees are the key
to their future.

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Bellers LLC, located on Route 410, Castorland, offers 24-hour towing, mechanical and body repair, and sales and service of quality used cars, trucks and SUVs.

Bellers LLC offers service that will make you smile

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ellers LLC, a familyowned business located on State Route 410
in Castorland, started
as a part-time business in 1979.
Since then, it has been expanded
from a small, one-stall garage
to a three bay mechanical, onebay collision frame machine and
three bay auto body, plus a stateof-the-art spray booth bay. We
are also in the business of selling quality used cars, trucks and
SUVs.
Nevin Beller, proprietor of
Bellers LLC, has had 50 years of
experience in the mechanical
and body repair business. Myron and Mike Beller, co-owners
of Bellers LLC, are building their
years of experience since teenagers with Myron reaching 31 years
of experience and Mike having 26
years of experience in the business. They take technical classes
throughout the year to stay updated in the technology equipment of new and used vehicles.
Bellers has two receptionists that
will direct your call to their six dependable, full-time workers, all
with experience, so we can meet
all your auto body and mechanical needs.
We offer a complete service
center with electronic diagnos-

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tics of your on-board computer
system. We offer tune-ups, brake
repair, suspension repair, alignments, complete engine overhauls and electrical work. We still
offer New York State inspections
along with checking over your
vehicle so it is safe to drive. For
your convenience, we stock a full
supply of tires and batteries.
We have a complete collision
and auto body shop with a stateof-the-art baking/spray booth
with a computerized paint mixing machine and a new Black Jack
frame machine. Black Jack’s Vector pulling allows up to five pulls
at one time. Bellers is trying their
best to stay up on all the technology so your vehicle is coming
back to you like new! To help further assist you, we offer free body
estimates and also have 24-hour
towing. Bring your fender bender
or your major collision repairs to
us and our certified painters will
have your vehicle as good as new
with the perfect color match.
Throughout the year, take advantage of our specials that you
will find in the newspapers and
on the radio. Our customers also
get a reminder of when their NYS
inspection is due. Along with
your reminder comes a coupon
to use at our shop! We are still

handing out Award Cards that
get punches for the amount of
your bill ... a full card is $25 off
your next bill.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our friends
and customers for 38 years of
business. We know you have
high expectations, and as a car
dealer and complete auto and
body repair shop we enjoy the
challenge of meeting and exceeding those expectations each
and every time. We are here to
help you determine your vehicle
and financing needs that best fit
your lifestyle. With many used
cars and trucks in stock our goal
is to make your buying experience completely satisfying from
start to finish. If you’d like to pursue a vehicle you’re welcome to
browse our used car lot, speak
with a friendly sales representative and schedule a test drive and
investigate financing options. If
you don’t see a particular vehicle,
we allow you to submit a request
for your dream vehicle. We will
notify you when a match arrives
in our inventory. You won’t have
to look for a rebate at Bellers because our prices are fair without
add-ons after the deal is made.
After the sale, you will continue to find extraordinary service

at our auto and body facility in all
of our departments. Allow us to
demonstrate our commitment
to excellence! The needs of each
individual customer are of paramount concern to us!
 Free estimates and insurance submission;
 Collision repair for all foreign and domestic vehicles;
 Full service collision repair
facility;
 New state-of-the-art paint
booth;
 Frame repair facility with laser technology;
 4-wheel alignment;
 Complete mechanical repair;

 Commercial and personal
repair;
 Complete transmission service or replace;
 Complete diagnostic testing;
 Complete evap smoke testing;
 Complete air conditioning
service;
 Certified repair technicians
 NYS inspections;
 After hour drop-off box and
 Guaranteed quality workmanship.
Give us a call at 376-2671 to
make your appointment or stop
in and see us! We are located at
4783 State Route 410, Castorland
N.Y. 13620.

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Home care for all kinds of patient needs

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Customers receive prompt, efficient service at White’s Farm Supply

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hite’s Farm Supply is located two
miles north of the
village of Lowville

Jefferson County Public Health provides a wide-range
of services to residents in their home.

py, medical social worker, nutrition and contracts
for the services of respiratory and speech therapy.
These services are provided throughout Jefferson
County through its three programs: Certified Home
Health Agency, Long Term Home Health Care Program and the Preventive Services Program.
For more information on Jefferson County Home
Health Care visit www.jeffersoncountyhomecare.
org or call 315-786-3770.

Friends of
Lewis County
Friends of Lewis County Hospice would like to thank the Lewis County Community for its strong
support and your generous donations
Light Up A Life

You have provided the following services for
Hospice Patients and Their Families!

Epicurean Delight

- Fleece Blankets and Care Bags
- Bereavement Services
- Christmas Baskets for Hospice Families

on Route 26.
The primary focus for White’s
Farm Supply Inc. has been to
address the specialized requirements of the agricultural industry by providing the best sales
and service customer support
for the many lines of equipment
that we carry. We also focus on
the lawn and garden and ground
maintenance industries. The local landscape professionals, as
well as the local homeowner,
will find their requirements
filled with a product line-up that
spans from lawn trimmers and
push mowers to commercial
zero-turn mowers and tractor
backhoes. We also carry lines for

White’s Farm Supply on Route 26 north of Lowville offers a full line of farm and home equipment and accessories.

the loggers and 4x4 recreational
vehicles. We stock a full line of
Stihl products from trimmers to
chainsaws.
If you are looking for a new or
used piece of equipment, con-

tact our sales office. Tim Yarina,
our sales manager, along with
Ken Roes, Rusty Woods and
Mark Karelus, are ready to serve
your equipment needs with over
26 years of experience.

If service is what you are looking for, contact our service manager, Cary Riordan. White’s Farm
Supply has factory-trained technicians to service your equipment needs.

We can take care of your parts
needs, as well. We have the most
complete line of parts inventory
in the North Country. We have a
very accommodating parts staff.
Together, they have many years
of knowledge and always greet
the customer with a smile and
friendly attitude.
So stop by our Lowville branch
of White’s Farm Supply between
the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays and
7:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The
staff at White’s is seeking to serve
you with prompt, efficient service, creative financing and innovative consulting.
Come and join us for our Customer Appreciation Day, March
21. We will be serving pancakes
and sausage, cooked by our terrific team.

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efferson County Public Health has been providing a wide range of professional and paraprofessional health care services to residents
in their home throughout Jefferson County.
Jefferson County Home Health Care provides multiple in-home services such as nursing, home health
aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social worker, and case management. TwentyFour hour on-call nurses to address patient issues,
referrals and provide guidance are also available.
As a Certified Home Health Agency [CHHA] they
offer expert teams that address healthcare needs of
all ages and sex, including: Elder Care, Mom and Baby Care, Breathing Disorders [COPD, Pneumonia,
Asthma], Heart Diseases [Congestive Heart Failure],
Surgical Care, Diabetes, and Stroke. “I think most
people associate us with home care for the elderly,” explained Ginger Hall, Public Health Director.
“What many people do not fully understand is the
wide range of services that our home care services
can help with. For example, we have a thriving Mom
and Baby Care program where we go into the home
and help before the birth and after the birth to bring
guidance and support for the health of your baby
and your family. The home is the basis for all of our
care. We offer quality, professional care in the comfort of your home.”
Jefferson County Public Health has been providing care to it patients for almost 63 years. The agency
currently offers nursing, homemaker home health
aide service, physio therapy, occupational thera-

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Why not stop by Doyle’s Pub for good food and good company?

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Ready to serve you at Lowville KeyBank are, from left,, Kelsey Houppert,
Melissa O’Brien, Holly Newton and Tia Sabin.

The smiling faces at Croghan KeyBank include Jill Bush, Marie Wormwood, Wendy McLane and Katrina
Steria. Missing from the photo is Lisa Steiner.

KeyBank: helping clients and communities thrive

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ith 59 branches throughout the 12-county Central
New York District, including branches in Croghan
and Lowville, KeyBank helps clients and
communities thrive by providing investment management, retail and commercial banking, retirement, consumer finance and investment banking products
and services to individuals and companies.
As an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE:
KEY) — one of the nation’s largest finan-

cial services companies — Key in Lewis
County offers the strength and resources
you would expect from a leader in the financial services industry while providing
the local decision-making, customized
solutions and commitment to civic involvement as a leading community bank.
KeyBank’s Croghan branch is located at 9760 Main St. Branch manager Jill
Bush leads the staff of four employees.
The Lowville branch, led by manager
Tia Sabin, has four staff members and is
located at 7647 N. State St.

Office hours at both Lewis County
branches are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday.
In 2013, KeyBank fulfilled its threeyear commitment to lend $5 billion to
qualified small businesses, ensuring that
businesses throughout Lewis County
and Key’s other markets had access to
capital for a range of needs, including
working capital augmentation, business
expansion, purchasing equipment and
real estate. Key also engages the com-

emember this neat pub and restaurant
when you wish to host a small party.
Susie welcomes showers, rehearsal
dinners, birthday parties, banquets or
family gatherings.
Stop in and enjoy specials at lunchtime with
homemade soups and desserts.
Thursday night is our wing buffet.
Let your Friday night fish fry tradition continue
at Doyle’s Pub and Restaurant with their haddock
fish fry.
Saturday features a mouth-watering prime rib
special.
Sundays, stop in for a hearty breakfast from 8 to
11:30 a.m. It’s well worth the stop.
Susie is a N.Y.S. Licensed caterer, so if you’re
planning a gathering of any kind, be sure to check
out our menu ideas or come up with one of your
own. Something as simple as salads or a dessert
tray or as extensive as a wedding reception. The
staff at Doyle’s is ready to make your occasion a
memorable one.

Doyle’s Pub and Restaurant, located on Route 12, north of Lowville.

munity through its Community Development Banking initiative, KeyBank Plus,
free tax preparation services to low- to
moderate-income wage earners and
through investment in and sponsorship
of programs and organizations that promote workforce development and financial education.
Key provides 24-hour account access
to consumers and businesses through its
extensive branch, ATM and call center
networks, as well as Internet-based services at www.key.com.

Intersection of Rt. 12 & 177, West Lowville • 376-3102

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REFRIGERATION,
refrigeration and plumbing needs! ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING

W

hen you need expert help around
the home or business, you can rely
on C.J. Enterprises to service you.
Chuck Pominville started his
company, C.J. Enterprises, on Deveines Road, Beaver Falls, in December 2000. With over 40 years of
experience, Chuck does plumbing, electrical and

refrigeration installation and service for everyone
from homeowners to farmers and other businesses.
He would like to thank everyone who has helped
to make his business successful.
You can contact C.J. Enterprises at 346-6729 or
523-0801.

CHUCK POMINVILLE
Home Phone: 315-346-6729
Cell Phone: 315-523-0801

P.O. Box 65
Deveines Road
Beaver Falls, NY 13305

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Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics: An ABC accredited facility

Carthage Free Library: A jewel in the community

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had been performing her Prosthetic Residency at Howard O &
P under the supervision of Roger
Howard, CPO, while preparing for her Certification. Finally,
Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics
is very proud to announce they
have achieved 100% on their
ABC Facility Accreditation Survey. The Accreditation recognizes HOP’s high standards and
commitment to superior patient
care and a mark of exceptional
quality.
Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC ensures comprehensive
orthotic and prosthetic management for its patients. Its scope of
practice includes pre-operative
evaluations and fittings, and immediate post-operative fittings
while patients are still in the operating room or at the hospital,
as well as traditional out-patient
care. The Howard Orthotics &
Prosthetics office incorporates
patient care with an on-site laboratory equipped with the necessary machinery to adjust and
fabricate orthotic and prosthetic
devices custom-fit to their patients. The staff 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. The state-of-theart orthotics and prosthetics are
designed to meet specific needs
— from everyday use to such activities as running, swimming,
skiing and more.
HOP is the only ABC dual Certified Prosthesist and Orthotist
(CPO) facility available five days
a week in Watertown, and owner
Roger Howard, CPO, was among
the first 30 practitioners in the
U.S. to be credentialed in the CLeg, a custom-fit prosthesis with
a microprocessor-controlled hydraulic knee.
They accept most major insurances, including new insurances such as Today’s Options,
United Healthcare Community
Plan, United Healthcare Medicare Advantage and United
Healthcare.
Howard Orthotics & Prosthetics, LLC has been offering orthotic and prosthetic services in
Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St.
Lawrence counties since 2003.

T

ucked on a little side street in the village
of Carthage sits a remarkable red brick
“jewel” that is embarking on its’ second
100 years of serving the Carthage-area
community. The Carthage Free Library spent the
first 100 years quietly holding the keys that spark
imaginations, fire up interests and answer questions that solve mysteries.
Throughout it all, there have been dedicated
trustees, library directors, staff and volunteers who
have helped the library provide for the needs of patrons of all ages.
The newly-formed Friends of the Library group

is enthusiastically devoted to carrying on the traditions begun by so many local women’s groups that
contributed to finding, building and providing for
the library over the last century. The Friends are
looking to build a strong membership that will continue to support the library’s mission to always be a
viable asset for the community. All are welcome to
join and be a Friend to the Carthage Free Library!
For more information, give the library a call at
315-493-2620, send an e-mail or connect on Facebook ... help sustain this valuable jewel and keep it
shining bright for generations to come!

Ring Up Some
Children show off their snowmen made during the Carthage Free Library
Olaf and snowgies craft session. They also made Olaf cookies during the
Saturday event.

Glider Oil proudly serving
our customers since 1942
One of the state-of-the-art prosthetic devices provided by Howard
Orthotics & Prosthetics LLC.

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ince 1942, Glider Oil Co.
has served customers in
the Central and Northern New York areas, with
warm, personal attention. They
are big enough to offer a wide variety of fuels and conveniences,
yet small enough to know their
customers by name. As a familyowned business, their goal is to
treat you like a member of the
family ... that is the Glider Oil difference.
With distribution sites located
across the north country, they
are able to service residential and
commercial customers with propane, fuel oil, kerosene and diesel fuels. Glider Oil Co. offers a 20
cent cash discount if paid at time
of delivery and participates in
the county HEAP assistance programs. Budget plans and Prebuys
are also available.
Manager, Mike Clary, has
qualified, dedicated and valu-

able personnel at each location
to assist you with your heating
needs.
The Carthage office is located
at 39709 State Route 3, staffed by
Kim Lambert, Gretchen Aucter,
Phil Raven, Phil Pierce and Jim
Sheltray. You can reach the Carthage location at 315-493-0152.
The Glenfield office is located
at 6099 Glenfield Road and is
staffed by Sue Petrus, Brian Anson, Dave Stevens, Randy Baslow
and Lahni Duffer. You can reach
the Glenfield location at 315-3767977.
The newest location, in Clayton, is located at 302 Main St.,
staffed by Susan Streets, Perry
Durgan and Mike Radley and you
are able to contact that area at
315-686-6182.
Call Glider Oil Co. for assistance with your heating needs
or visit their website at www.
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oward Orthotics &
Prosthetics, LLC
(HOP), 316 Sherman St., Watertown, continues to expand its
state-of-the-art orthotic and
prosthetic services throughout
the North Country. A combination of a unique relationship
with the military and extensive
involvement with national and
statewide professional organizations, results in Roger R. Howard, CPO, owner and director,
being recognized as the premier
orthotic and prosthetic specialist in Northern New York.
Exciting news recently announced by HOP include: Plans
for the development of a mobile
Orthotics and Prosthetics Lab,
which will allow HOP to travel
to all of Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Oswego counties, providing the same custom fit services to their patients, especially
convenient for those who cannot
travel to their Watertown office.
The practice also announced
congratulations to Sara Baldwin
on passing her American Board
Certification examination in
Orthotics and Prosthetics. Sara

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Stillwater Hotel: We’ll show
you that it’s worth the drive!

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Employees at Eddie’s Meat Market in Indian River include, from left to
right, Shawn Dicob, Scott Monnat, owner Eddie Boliver and Jon Boliver.
Missing from the photo is Jim McIntyre.

Eddie’s Meat Market in
business nearly 18 years

E

ddie’s Meat Market,
located on State Route
812, Croghan, is a place
where old fashioned
service isn’t out of style.
Eddie’s features his homemade ring bologna, smoked
breakfast sausage, New York
State cheeses — new, medium,
sharp and extra-sharp. The market also offers a full line of fresh

and cured meats, including beef,
pork and chicken, jerked beef
and jerked pork, Icelandic haddock and a variety of cold cuts.
Fresh cheese curd is available every Thursday.
Stop by Eddie’s Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30
p.m.; or Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., for the finest in choice
meats and sausage.

Eddie’s
Meat
Market
Since 1998

Offering the finest in
choice meats & sausage
Featuring
Eddie’s
Ring
Bologna

The place where
old fashioned service
isn’t out of style.

tillwater Hotel, owned
by Marian and Joe Romano, is located at 2591
Stillwater Road in the
Adirondack Park on the scenic
Stillwater Reservoir.
Stillwater Hotel, though it appears small at first glance, is full
of nooks and crannies, the results
of “adding on.”
The Hotel features seven
rooms, a cottage and full bar, rivaling most big-city restaurants,
with an extensive wine and beer
selection, along with an 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. The wood floors, walls
and ceiling make for a warm,
comfortable place to relax and
enjoy a fine meal.
Souvenir shirts and crazy hats
are available at Stillwater Hotel.
Formerly from the New York
City suburbs, the Romanos have
owned Stillwater Hotel for 27
years.
Their dinner menu includes
filet mignon, prime rib, lobster,
shrimp, veal, chicken and pork
dishes. Burgers, wings and salads are always available, as are

Croghan Meat Market expanding more than their product line

T

he Croghan Meat Market, located on Main
Street in Croghan,
enters its 128th year
of producing World Famous
Croghan Bologna. Blaine Campany, the fourth generation operator and vice president, has
continued to make changes and
taken the business further this
last year. She has included an expanding product line, new product label designs and has been
planning the business-building
projects that will kick off in 2016.
The Croghan Meat Market’s
big debut last year was the first
of their new product, an all-new
Jalapeño Cheddar Croghan Bologna. It was an instant hit with
our customers and is available in
stores now. It’s a twist for those
who enjoy our product with
cheese and a little more heat. As
exciting as that was, this is just a
taste of the new things to come in

John and Blaine Campany at the Croghan Meat Market.

2016 as new products will be unveiled.
Along with the growing product line, the processing facility
will be undergoing renovations
this year. This is the starting stag-

es of our construction plan to expand and renovate to better meet
the overwhelming demand for
these products. There will be intermittent renovations throughout the year and to stay up-to-

date please visit our Facebook
[Croghan Meat Market Inc.]and
Instagram [CroghanBologna]
pages for news regarding those
changes. This is an exciting new
phase for the business in order to
further broaden our availability
to customers across the U.S.
On the counter end of things,
staple items from the market’s
summer-product hit list, such as
the various jerked and marinated
meats, will be returning. Those
will be available around June 1.
As we get going with this new
year, the Croghan Meat Market
would like to thank customers
for their continuing support.
This company would not be here
without you. Over 14,000 likes
on the Facebook express the vast
number of dedicated consumers that have helped propel our
products to where they are today, allowing us to do what we
love. Our customers mean the

world to us and have shown us
that quality products, with an
artisan touch, are highly valued
by a conscious consumer base.
We thank you for supporting our
passion and making 2015 a major
success for us, and we are looking
forward to a year of growth and
change throughout 2016.
For interested shoppers, the
storefront is located at 9824
State Route 812 on Main Street
in Croghan, N.Y. You can purchase our product at the counter
or online. Our website is at www.
croghanbologna.com, and you
can look us up on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/croghanbologna and on Instagram at
CroghanBologna.
Customers can reach the office at 315-346-6613 or by e-mail
at CroghanMeatMarket@gmail.
com if they need further assistance.

Marian and Joe Romano, owners of Stillwater Hotel.

homemade desserts.
Stillwater Hotel is open seven
days a week for breakfast, lunch
and dinner. Reservations are appreciated. Check out our hours of
operation during the off-season.
Save the date: A pig roast/

chicken barbecue is planned for
Saturday, June 11, 12 to 4 p.m.,
with live music.
For more information, the Hotel can be reached at 376-6470 or
at www.stillwateradirondacks.
com.

Over the river & through the woods to...

Stillwater

FARNEY LUMBER CORP.

Logs are unloaded at Farney Lumber Corp. on Brewery Road near Croghan.

Unique Dining & Lodging

Meat Processing

346-1633
Mon.- Fri. 8-5:30, Saturday 8-5

Reservations Appreciated - 1-315-376-6470

10877 State Rt. 812, Croghan

Located 10 scenic miles north of Big Moose Station on Stillwater Reservoir
30 Miles East of Lowville - Just Off the #4 Rd.

Hope to See You - Your hosts Marian & Joe
www.stillwateradirondacks.com

Farney Lumber: serving the lumber
industry for more than a half-century

F

arney Lumber Corporation, specializing in
northern hardwoods
and softwoods, buys
all species of hard and soft wood
and veneer from local loggers
and contractors year around.

They employ 12 people full
time who produce three million
feet per year. They have provided
steady employment for many
years.
Farney Lumber Corp. produces green rough lumber for

wholesale and some retail businesses, as well as bark, chips and
sawdust.
Farney Lumber Corporation
is located at 7194 Brewery Road,
Lowville. You may reach them at
346-6013 or 771-7383.

MANUFACTURER & WHOLESALER OF FINE
QUALITY HARDWOODS AND SOFTWOODS

• Buying Timber
Delivered or Standing
• Buying All Species
of Hard and Soft Wood
• Wholesale and Some Retailing
7194 Brewery Road
South of Croghan

Phone (315) 346-6013
Fax (315) 346-1859

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3D Sports: a country club experience year-round

T

he 3D Sports Golf Simulator and Lounge is
located just a half mile
east of Lowville N.Y. at
6014 Number Four Road. Out for
a ride on your snowmobile? Check
out our new trail on the latest
snowmobile map!
With our state-of-the-art golf
and hunting simulators, big
screen 3D TVs, lounge area, delicious menu and fantastic selection of beer, wine and liquor,
coupled with a professional and
courteous staff, you are sure to

have a great experience!
The split-level building houses
two golf and hunting simulators,
a bar, dart board and a restaurant area on the upper floor and
a lounge with pool tables, dart
board and additional dining on
the lower level. Our custom molded and mahogany stained upper
floor 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 simula6014 Number 4 Rd.Lowville
376-2386
visit our website at
go3dsports.com

RESERVE YOUR TEE TIME AT 3dsports@go3dsports.com
or by calling 376-2386

SNOWMOBILE TRAIL IS OPEN RIGHT TO OUR BACKDOOR

3D Sports Golf Simulator and Lounge, 6014 Number Four Road, Lowville.

Bring couple’s night out to a new
level of fun with a co-ed round of
golf while sampling fine wines and
our ever-changing draft beer and
featured mixed drink selections.
Looking for a place to book your
next event or party? 3D Sports offers a wide range of party packages
that are bound to make it fun and
affordable.
The owners and staff would like
to thank everyone who has made
our fourth year in business such a
success. We truly hope to continue
to make 3D Sports a welcomed
addition to the community. We
would like to especially thank our

current patrons, including all our
golf and pool leagues, for your
continued support and commitment.
Our hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m.
until closing; Friday to Sunday,
12 p.m. until closing. Additional
times possible for scheduled tee
times.
We can be contacted by phone
at 315-376-2386 or by e-mail 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!

Quality and compassionate
dental care in the Carthage area

T

he Carthage Dental
Health Group has been
bringing healthy smiles
to the people of the Carthage area and surrounding communities for over ten years. They
offer the latest comprehensive
treatment, technology and teaching tools in modern dentistry,
blended with friendly compassionate care.
Dr. Joseph Girardi and his
staff are always welcoming new
patients to become a part of this
practice that offers dental procedures for both children and
adults. Procedures include general dentistry such as cleanings,
fillings, crowns, bridge work and
dentures, as well as extensive array of cosmetic dentistry including, but not limited to, cosmetic
bonding, veneers, tooth whitening and implants.
Since Carthage Dental Health
Group participates with MetLife,
Connection Dental, Child HealthPlus, Delta Dental and most
other major insurances there is

The staff at Carthage Dental Health Group.

no need to put off that initial consult! Committed to meeting your
dental needs in a highly professional manner with comfort and
satisfaction, the staff at Carthage
Dental Health Group has made it
their priority to give you every advantage possible for keeping your
natural teeth and smile for a lifetime.
Using the latest teaching and
technology, Carthage Dental
Health Group continues to bring

dental health to the good people
of the Carthage Area one smile at a
time. If you would like to become
a patient of this practice, and
bring a happy healthy smile to you
and your family for years to come
give us a call today, 493-2002. The
office is visibly known to many as
the “log cabin” dentist office on
Route 126. Stop in and see them
today!

Nortz & Virkler
celebrates 100th
year in business

N

ortz & Virkler Inc. is
marking their 100th
anniversary as a
family business in
2016, and they have undergone
a huge transformation.
“It should be a big benefit
to the community,” said Nick
Nortz, who, with Tim, Bill and
Brad Nortz, make up the third
generation of the Nortz family
to operate the local Ford dealership.
Nortz & Virkler — with assistance from a matching fund incentive program through Ford
— underwent an extensive addition and renovation project that
effectively doubled the size of its
building. MTL Design served as
general contractor.
The renovated business now
offers four new service bays with
additional service personnel,
as well as a completely redesigned showroom and customer
lounge.
“I’d surely like to thank our
customers for sticking with us
through all the mess,” Mr. Nortz
said.
He also thanked village officials, including the mayor, for
supporting the project and assisting with the permitting process.
“We hope to continue for another 100 years for the next generation,” Mr. Nortz said.
The customer is what is important at Nortz & Virkler, Inc.
It has been that way since the
company began 100 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 includes customer satisfaction in both sales and services for a given model year.
“The Boys” sell 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, hon-

esty, 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 first vehicles 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-in-hand 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 flexible financing is important at Nortz &
Virkler, Inc. Stop in at their location on South State Street,
Lowville, or visit their website at
www.nortzandvirklerford.com
and see what they have to offer.
Nick, Tim or Rich Dinardi will be
happy to help you anytime.
Check out our complete line
of inventory at www.nortzandvirklerford.com.
They also have added a used
car business in Boonville, N&V
Auto, a Nortz & Virkler affiliate
selling all makes of quality late
model used cars and trucks.
Hank Treen has joined the
Boonville sales staff.
They are open in Boonville
daily, Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nortz & Virkler Inc. plans to
host an open house/classic car
show Thursday and Friday, June
2 and 3. More details to come.

Nortz and Virkler Inc., 7468 S. State St., Lowville, prior to its recent renovations.

Nortz and Virkler Inc. after its huge transformation.

Celebrating 100 Years!
Three Generations With Quality FORD Sales & Service
Serving Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida and Surrounding Counties

For Personal Care and Personal Service

We Are Here For You!
N&V AUTO
SALES
Ph. 315-942-2886

Rt. 12, Boonville

Quality Used Cars & Trucks – All Makes & Models

RIDES FOR LESS
Affordable Auto Rentals,
Daily & Weekly Rates
Extended Terms Available

Call For Details (315) 376-6594

NORTZ &7468VIRKLER,
INC.
State Street, Lowville, NY 13367
315-376-6594 • 1-800-957-5748
Mon. - Fri. 8am - 5:30pm, Sat. 8am - 2pm, Anytime by Appointment

www.nortzandvirklerford.com

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NEW MENU AVAILABLE!
CHECK IT OUT ON OUR WEBSITE!

tors powered by the leading company ‘Optigolf’ allow golfers to
swing their own clubs all winter
long. Come in by yourself or with a
group of friends and choose from
over 70 courses with a range of difficulty, 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. Be sure
to sign up for the “Annual Steve
Z” scholarship tournament that
runs the entire month of February.
Come on in and get your name on
the leader board!
Our attractive bar area features
some of the finest locally made
wines, brewed beers and creative
mixed drinks, as well as all the traditional favorites. Enjoy watching the game on our big screen
TVs with surround sound, while
having something tasty to eat!
Our popular 50 cent “Wednesday
Wing Night” will be sure to impress without breaking the bank.

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Steak ‘N Brew celebrating over 20 years in business

E.L. Baird Fine Jewelry offers great customer service, satisfaction

T

he ambiance of a restaurant is often times
as important to a customer as the menu and
service. That is why the Steak ‘N
Brew in Turin is one of this area’s
most popular restaurants. From
an old farmhouse to a Snow Ridge
purchase in the 1940s, it has been
operating as a “libation” center
for years, known as the “Crossroads” with the Kelly’s and the
D’Ambrosis operating it. It then
turned into “Down The Road”

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with Victor Yepello and David
Twining. It closed for a short period then reopened as the “Wolf’s
Den” with Ken and Sharon Wolf.
In 1994, it became “Steak ‘N Brew”
with new owner, Paul Virkler.
Turin is where Paul started. He
and Joe Litchfield ran the Candlelight Restaurant in the winter and
the Turin Highlands Restaurant
in the summer. After a few more
career adjustments, Paul left the
South Lewis area and came north
to become sometimes maitre d’,

Rt. 26 and West Rd. • Turin

Steak ‘N Brew
RESTAURANT
348-6650

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Proprietor Paul R. Virkler

making your Dinner Special...

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Tab Steak Diane on
Steak Au Poivre
We Pride Ourselves on Serving Unique Daily Specials
PRIVATE BANQUET ROOM
Reunions • Showers • Receptions • Parties
OPEN Sun. Mon., Wed., Thurs., 5pm 9pm, Fri. & Sat. 5pm - 10pm,
CLOSED Tues.

ISENEKER
Funeral Home, Inc.
5702 WATERS ROAD (Maple Ave.),
LOWVILLE, NY 13367 • 315-376-8009
email: iseneker@frontiernet.net

• Family owned &
operated
Jennifer L. Iseneker
Owner/Funeral Director

• Spacious and modern
funeral facility

• Fully handicapped
accessible
• Ample off street
parking

WE CAN HELP YOU PERSONALIZE YOUR LOVED ONE’S
FUNERAL SERVICE TO BE A LASTING TRIBUTE.
• ONLINE CONDOLENCES • VIDEO TRIBUTES • PREPLANNING

www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

cook and bartender at Beach’s
Landing.
Paul, as proprietor of Steak ‘N
Brew, stresses the personalized
dining and tableside cooking that
has earned them a favorable reputation. Those specialties, such as
steak au poivre and steak Diane,
are always in demand. And for fish
lovers, the menu offers many different types from tuna steak and
swordfish steak to traditional favorites such as haddock.
Special dishes include chicken
piccata, fettucini alfredo and Hawaiian-style chicken to name a
few.
The dining room at Steak ‘N
Brew seats approximately 40 and
the banquet room, known as the
Ridgeroom, seats approximately
75 and a deck adjoins the Ridgeroom for summer functions. The
restaurant is wheelchair accessible.
Our kitchen is headed up by two

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Ready to serve you at Steak ‘N Brew Restaurant in Turin are, from left,
Mike Beagle, Bryan Mowers, Judy Sabatini, Dorothy Olin, owner Paul
Virkler and Matt Farr.

talented young men, Matt Farr
and Bryan Mowers. The dining
room staff includes Dorothy Olin
with the assistance of Mary Ann
Wilton and Helen Malara. You can
find Judy Sabatini and Mike Beagle working at the bar. As always,
you can find Paul in the dining

room with tableside service and
hosting. The hard-working kitchen staff includes Adam Schaab,
Rachel Leach and Elijah Dunn.
Paul invites you to stop by soon
for a real taste treat in the comfortable surroundings of Steak ‘N
Brew.

Ellen Baird at E.L. Baird Fine Jewelry, 7573 State St., Lowville.

llen’s Jewelry of
Lowville, located at
7573 State St., is under new ownership
and has changed its name to
E.L. Baird Fine Jewelry. Ellen
Baird has managed Allen’s in
Lowville and is the proud new
owner. As E.L. Baird Fine Jewelry, the store continues to offer the same great service and
variety of inventory. Jewelry
and watch repair services are
still available. All jewelry repairs are done locally.
Engraving is done on the
premises with Medi-alert
items and a wide selection of
trophies and plaques available.
E.L Baird sells diamond jew-

In addition to its full line of
jewelry, E.L. Baird’s also features giftware ranging from
bridal gifts and champagne
glasses to crystal, baby items,
Woodbury pewter and clocks.
With a focus on customer
service and satisfaction, if
there is something you are
looking for and E.L. Baird
doesn’t have it, they will be
happy to find and order it for
you.
On behalf of Allen’s Jewelry,
Ellen would like to thank her
customers for their patronage
in the past, and, on behalf of
E.L. Baird Fine Jewelry, looks
forward to continuing to serve
you in the future.

AMY EARLE SCHOOL OF DANCE
7573 State St., Lowville - 376-2911
(Formerly Allen’s Jewelry)

Quality care you and your loved one

Diamond Engagement Rings
Wedding Bands
Trophies & Plaques - Engravings
Artcarved Class Rings
Gemstone Jewelry
Watch & Jewelry Repairs
Leslie’s 14K Gold Chains & Speidel I-Dents
Everything for the Bridal Party
Gifts - Woodbury Pewter, Crystal, Collectibles
Sterling Silver Jewelry
Home of the Adirondack Destination Bracelet
and Adirondack Bracelet Charms

both deserve at Iseneker Funeral Home

I

seneker Funeral Home Inc.,
5702 Waters Road, Lowville,
is independently owned
and operated by Jennifer
and Douglas Iseneker.
Our staff is committed to meeting your needs by providing dignified and affordable funeral and
cremation services in a comfortable atmosphere.
Established in 2005, Iseneker
Funeral Home Inc.’s step-free facility has a covered entrance-way
and is fully handicapped accessible. The funeral home has two
spacious viewing rooms, and has
ample off-street parking. We have
recently expanded our parking
area, which now offers off-street
parking for over 70 vehicles. The
main viewing room is over 1,250
square feet in area, offering the
ability to handle large funeral services.
In addition to providing funeral and cremation services when
death occurs, we would like you
to be aware of the benefits of preplanning. This allows loved ones
to discuss their wishes and make
important decisions at a time
which is far less stressful. Prepaying for funeral arrangements
can also be an important part of an
estate plan and can save hundreds

elry, including engagement
rings, wedding bands, colored
gemstone jewelry and gold
jewelry. There is also a large
inventory of sterling silver
jewelry that has expanded to
include stainless steel jewelry,
iron jewelry and even some
costume jewelry.
E.L. Baird’s carries Citizen,
Pulsar, Speidel and Timex
watches and will gladly replace batteries or any watch
band. They also carry Fenton
art glass bracelet beads, made
in the U.S.A., as well as a line
of Adirondack bracelet beads
in sterling silver. Class rings by
Artcarved and Gold Lance continue to be available.

Still Offering The Same Great Service
Hours Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Iseneker Funeral Home, 5702 Waters Road, Lowville.

of dollars over a period of time.
These funeral planning options
provide a benefit to families, both
personally and financially.
If you have made your preplanned funeral arrangements
with another funeral home, we
would be honored for you to consider transferring your arrangements to our funeral home.
Should you choose to pay for
your funeral in advance with our
funeral home, the fees for the funeral services and merchandise
are guaranteed. You are essentially paying for a funeral at today’s
price, even though the need for
those services might not occur for

many years.
We have also recently relaunched our website, www.isenekerfuneralhome.com. It has
current obituary information, an
online guestbook, preplanning
information and other resources.
We are confident that if given
the opportunity to serve your family, you will be satisfied with the
way you are treated, and be impressed with our beautiful funeral
home.
Jennifer can be reached at 3768009, or you can learn more about
our funeral home and the services
we offer by visiting our website
www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.

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15 Bridge Street
E Carthage, NY
315-489-1984
408-9070

Ages 11 Months - Adult
Savanna Overton and Zandrea Chaffee smile for the camera at DanceXPlosion National Finals in
Wildwood, N.J. in July. Amy Earle School of Dance is located at 15 Bridge St., Carthage.

Classes In Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern,
Toddler, Character, Technique, Contemporary,
Boys Dance and Much More

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Owls Landing
Farm
LOCALLY GROWN APPLES
Thank You For Your
Patronage in 2015!

Watch for
us in 2016!
John Ingham
7411 West Road • West Lowville

376-2268 or
955-3913
Or email us at:
owlslandingfarm@yahoo.com

Home-grown apples, maple
syrup is available seasonally
at your Owls Landing Farm

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wls Landing Farm,
owned by Penny and
John Ingham, is located at 7411 West
Road, Lowville.
The Inghams have been in
agribusiness for 41 years. They
offer 20 varieties of local homegrown apples and maple syrup
from their sugar bush. They sell
their products at farmer’s markets and from their home farm
stand.
Changes made last year include building an apple processing building with a cooler for

Twenty varieties of apples are
available at Owls Landing Farms.

apple storage.
The Inghams started planting trees in 2005 and are still

planting. As the orchard grows,
they hope to increase their production and available varieties.
They manage their orchard with
methods that are environmentally friendly, holistic and organically based.
Pears will be available at some
point.
The Inghams can be reached
at 376-2268, 955-3913, owlslandingfarm@yahoo.com and on
Facebook. Their hours are seasonal, so check them out online
to see when they’ll be opening.

LUNCO Corporation offers a single-source building solution

L

The apple orchard continues to
expand.

E

veryone in the Greater
Carthage Area knows
what a great community service organization the Carthage Elks Lodge is,
and how many local groups and
organizations they raise money
for and support. But what many
people sometimes get a little confused about is the ability to use
their facilities for private events,
parties and their dining opportunities. Members of the Lodge
want to remind the community
that their large banquet facilities are available for rent and the
public is welcome to come to the
Lodge for some of their regular
dining options, such as Friday
Night Dinners, Pub Menu Nights
and Wing Nights.
The Elks banquet facilities are some of the largest in
the area, easily accommodating well over 300 people. From
wedding receptions, rehearsal
dinners, fund-raisers, special
events, auctions, corporate parties, retirement parties, class reunions, funeral gatherings, Hail
and Farewells, to professional
seminars and speaking engagements, they can handle it all, including refreshments and adult
beverages. Menu options range

LUNCO Corporation recently completed a complete expansion and renovation of Caskinette Ford in Carthage.

He explained that during this
period of growth the scope and
nature of the projects LUNCO
has undertaken has also grown.
“When you look back at many of
the latest projects we designed
and built, they reflect our everincreasing capabilities. The projects we do today are routinely
larger in dollars, square footage,
and more complex in design.”
He also noted that they handle
projects of any size. “Whether it

THE TRIBUNE
WANTS YOU!
The banquet facilities at Carthage Elks Lodge are some of the largest in
the area.

from individual dishes to buffet
style, and even though they have
a large hall it can be divided for
smaller gatherings. “Basically,
any size or any group and we can
accommodate them. Not just on
weekends, either. We are open
for use on weekdays, as well. And
we take great pride in working
with different budgets and menu
selections. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers we are able to
keep our costs very competitive

and we are as professional as any
full-time restaurant or catering
group. We just want to get the
word out that anyone can rent
the facilities. There always are a
few people that think you have to
be a member to use our facilities
and that is not the case.”
For more information on the
facilities, or to book your upcoming Holiday party, contact the
Lodge by calling 315-493-1762,
or like them on Facebook.

IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve
your space

TODAY!
Carthage Republican Tribune

is small or a large project, LUNCO can handle all phases of the
project.”
Mr. Lundy summarized some
of the major projects his company has recently completed,
including a complete expansion
and renovation of Caskinette
Ford in Carthage, a 10,000 sq. ft.
retail plaza for Big Apple Music
in Evans Mills, and a 62,000 sq.
ft. corporate office/distribution
center for Eagle Beverage in Os-

wego. “These are just a few of the
projects we have successfully
completed in the past year. They
represent the variety of the scope
in the type of the project, the
scale, as well as the geographic
region we cover.”
In addition, through Lundy
Development and Property
Management, they also offer a
lease back opportunity to their
clients. LUNCO designs and
builds to a client’s specifications,

retains ownership and then leases it back to the client. A recent
example of this type of arrangement is the new Family Dollar
Store built in West Carthage,
which is on a long-term lease
back to Family Dollar. Mr. Lundy
further explains, “We are finding
that many business owners have
a need for a new facility, yet feel
overwhelmed or do not wish to
invest in the conventional process, locating and purchasing a
site, designing a building, pursuing financing, the construction,
the ongoing building maintenance and upkeep, etc. When we
own the building, or partner with
the client; the client gets a building designed and built just for
them, with the added benefit of
just having to make a lease payment, while letting us take care
of the building. This opens up
another option for our clients to
explore.”
LUNCO Corporation is located on NYS Route 126, Carthage,
and can be contacted by calling
493-2493.

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For a reception hall big or small,
choose the Carthage Elks Lodge

UNCO Corporation
Design/Builders, Carthage, has served as one
of Northern New York’s
premier construction firms for
over 54 years, providing quality buildings to its customers
throughout all of Northern New
York. Michael E. Lundy serves
as the company’s President and
Owner. LUNCO specializes in
single-source, design/build construction providing turn-key services for industrial, commercial
and community clients. LUNCO
Corporation is the authorized
Butler Builder for Northern New
York for the past 30 years. They
have been named a High Performance Builder by Butler Manufacturing, A BlueScope Steel
Company, numerous times during their career.
LUNCO Corporation continues to see growth with a number
of significant projects recently
completed, or currently in the
planning/construction phases.
“We have experienced continual growth over the last two decades,” commented Mr. Lundy.

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Crossroads Tavern thanks customers, community

Monnat & Nortz serving the community since 1953

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rossroads Tavern, owned
and operated by James Paté,
is still going strong thanks to
great customers, employees,
friends, neighbors and relatives. Our
customers are generous! Our employees
are loyal! Our friends are caring!
2015 has been a busy year. Starting in
January every year, there was the beginning of euchre, shuffleboard and darts.
Along with the various leagues, we had
a bowling tournament in March [this
year it is March 19 — call to sign up!], a
golf tournament in June, a Toys for Tots
fund-raiser in November and a Customer Appreciation Party in December. There were also chicken barbecues
and various other events/fund-raisers
that aim to get people together for good
times for good causes. In addition to the

bar events and activities, Jim has been
busy catering weddings at various venues, also.
We hope 2016 will be just as great.
At Crossroads we offer pool, darts, free
jukebox on Friday nights and music on
Saturday. There is also Lottery and Quick
draw; we are a full service lotto retailer.
Crossroads also offers drink specials,
beer on tap, wine and liquor. Tell us
your poison and we will get it! We also
have a menu to satisfy your cravings:
pizza, wings, fries, hamburgers, nachos,
cheese sticks, etc. Our kitchen is open
very, very late! Also watch for daily food
specials and a fish fry is going on now!
In addition to the everyday, we also
can host parties and benefits. The pavilion is available, and we also can provide
food. Special gatherings can be hosted

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Crossroads Tavern, 5551 Naumburg Lane, Castorland.

inside: birthdays, bachelorette parties,
reunions or retirement parties. The fun
just doesn’t happen at Crossroads, we
can also provide bar service or catering
for your next event at your venue. Please
call Jim at 493-9181 to book a party, help

with food or for more information.
Again thank you very much for a great
year. We look forward to another year
of success. Please become a friend of
Crossroads on Facebook or call for information. We want your business!

Check Us Out at CROADSTAVERN.COM For All Our Events!!

CROSSROADS TAVERN Urbaniak Studio celebrating 43
493-9181 • Naumburg
Corner of Rt. 410 & Rt. 126

• Food • Lotto
• Music
OPEN
Sunday Noon-Close; Tues. - Sat. 11am-CLOSE;
*Now Accept Credit Cards! *ATM Also Available!
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!

URBANIAK STUDIO
7469 South State St. • Lowville • 376-6913

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
• Family Portraits • Senior Portraits
• Pets • Commercial • Outdoor Portraits

Digital Imaging
Low Prices • Top Quality

NOW AVAILABLE!
On-Line Printing From Your Home Computer

years of doing business locally

F

orty-three years ago,
Tony and Linda Urbaniak opened the doors
of Urbaniak Studio.
Tony is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Photography,
and Linda attended JCC. They
were also married 42 years ago
and have worked together in the
photography world ever since.
Their first studio was located
on Shady Avenue in Lowville
where Tony and Linda operated both a camera store and a
photography studio. Tony ran
the business at first, while Linda
attended college. They later had
the opportunity to purchase the
building on State Street, where
they were located until fire destroyed the building in the fall
of 1999. They are now located at
7469 South State Street.
Through the years, there
have been many changes to the
business. Urbaniak Studio first
opened as a photography studio
where Tony specialized in family portraits, children, senior
portraits and yearbook photos.
The camera store, in the beginning, carried film, cameras and
accessories and provided film
processing. As the years passed,
Urbaniak Studio changed from
a studio and camera store to
studio and film processing

store.
In 1985, Tony and Linda
purchased the first one-hour
film processing machine in
Lewis County. It was the latest
technology available in photography, which offered sameday processing or one hour, if
needed. They print different
sizes, from wallets to 5x7 enlargements with this machine,
processing 110 and 135mm film
with double prints at no charge
if the customer would like them.
Linda runs the processing
machine throughout the day.
The Urbaniaks have also been
able to offer their customers
Christmas cards printed in the
store, which is a new service in
the area.
They have been able to do a
lot of their own work when photographing sporting events,
from team photos to individual
photos with trading cards.
“As in many types of businesses, the technology improves every year,” says Tony.
“You have to keep up with it if
you wish to compete.”
The addition of the processing machine has allowed Urbaniak Studio to do all their
portrait proofing at the studio
instead of having to send them
out to a lab. This means you can

have your proofs the next morning. This is very important for
seniors who need their pictures
by a deadline.
The Urbaniaks also have Digital Imaging in the studio. This
is the latest in photography today. The machine allows copy
work done without a negative
in a next day service. The quality is outstanding and many
times better than the original.
It has given them a large range
of services they can now offer in
Lewis County. People can bring
in old pictures that they wish to
have repaired, black and white
copy work, color copy work,
coloring black and white photos, new sporting photos, calendars...there is so much this digital equipment offers that Tony
and Linda are still learning it all.
Digital photo processing is
now offered at Urbaniak Studio. We offer digital printing
from your digital cameras. You
may bring your digital files to
the studio or we offer online
processing. You can sit at your
home computer then go to our
website, www.urbaniakstudio.
com, click on the online printing tab, upload your pictures
and they will be ready that day
or the next business day.

onnat & Nortz Automotive Service Center
wishes to thank its loyal customers for their
continued support since its transition from a gas station.
“It’s just gone way better than we
could have ever imagined,” said Stephen G. Monnat, who owns the business with his brother, Peter J.
The business, which has been
serving the community and loyal
customers since 1953, discontinued
its full-service gasoline sales in November 2013 to focus on vehicle service and repair.
“The transition has been a very
smooth one,” Mr. Monnat said.
Since the change, the Monnats
and employee Jonas Lehman have
Steve Monnat, Jonas Lehman and Pete Monnat can perform all your service needs at Monnat & Nortz been able to put all their resources in
Automotive Service Center in Croghan.
the shop, rather than also manning

Visit Lyons Falls Tire Inc.,
your ‘real tire supercenter’

the gas pumps, allowing for even
faster service.
“It allows us to take on more in the
shop,” Mr. Monnat said.
The business has picked up some
new customers over the past year
and increased tire sales, and the
brothers have gotten a lot of compliments on the new sign, he said.
The shop handles oil changes and
other mechanical and service work
for cars and light trucks. It specializes in tune-ups, brakes, exhaust,
suspension and all types of automotive air conditioning. It also offers
propane and New York State inspections and has one of the largest selections of tires in the area at competitive prices.
Hours of service are 7 a.m. to 5
p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and
7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays.

Main Street, Croghan • 346-6113

Hours: 7am to 5pm Mon.-Fri. / 7am to 1pm Sat.
ACCEPTING ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS

The staff at Lyons Falls Tire includes, from left, Cameron Mooney, Steve Dragan, Keith Todd, Bryant Carpenter,
Debbie Lambert and Uriah Kirkbride.

L

yons Falls Tire Inc.
opened June 1, 1998.
While wholesale and
retail tire sales and services are their main function,
they do New York State inspections, brakes, exhaust systems,
radiators, gas tanks, oil changes,
tune-ups, batteries and all types
of tire chains. Also available are
tire regrooving, studding, recapping and foam filling. They
also have an “on the road, farm
and forest” service truck.
The owners attribute their fast
growth in becoming the larg-

est tire dealer in Lewis County
to customer-oriented service,
large inventory, good pricing,
quality tires and experienced
shop personnel with many years
experience. Direct from the factory truckload buying keeps
prices substantially below even
the new “super stores.”
Owners Keith Todd and Bryant Carpenter, along with employees Debbie Lambert, Uriah
Kirkbride, Steven Dragan and
Cameron Mooney have more
than 100 years combined tire experience.

If you are a resident of Lewis
County or northern Oneida
County asking, “Why do I have
to drive to Watertown, Utica or
Rome for a good selection of
quality tires?,” you don’t have
to! Lyons Falls Tire has whatever
tire you need at great prices.
The shop is open Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to
noon.
Check our prices before buying — You will find out where
the “real tire supercenter” is.

LYONS FALLS
TIRE, INC.
From Wheelbarrow to Forestry Tire Sizes
NEW & USED
RETAIL & WHOLESALE
We Do Mechanical Repairs Of All Types!
Breaks • Struts • Oil Changes • Etc...
Fax: 315-348-5562 • toll-free: 1-888-617-7770

Phone: 315-348-5511
Owners: Bryant Carpenter and Keith Todd

3780 Franklin Street, Lyons Falls

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Dig and Push Excavating: Family-owned

BILL’S FEED SERVICE

and operated with over 10 years experience

D

ig and Push Excavating, family owned
and operated by
Jason and MeLinda
W. Maciejko, has an eye toward
progress in Lewis and neighboring counties through its understanding of the traditional
values at our region’s core. To
understand land is to understand our community. We have
over a decade of experience in
helping families, businesses
and agriculture begin, develop,
and improve our communities
through site development. We
can meet customers’ needs in

land excavating, driveway installation and coal distribution.
Land development services
include land clearing, ditch
digging, dirt removal and cellar and septic preparation for
new building, development
and much more. Additionally,
we have expertise in pond tiling
and water containment. What
ever your site needs are, we have
the equipment, skills, and know
how to get the property ready
for what is next.
Once the site is prepared, we
are there to assist you in partnership with E. J. Planck Seal-

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Jason and MeLinda Maciejko and family of Dig and Push Excavating.

ROSS PLUMBING & REPAIR

At Bill’s Feed Service, 25027 County Route 197, Great Bend, Ellyse E. Richardson, Arthur C. Meisch,
owner William H. Nier Jr., Brian L. Friend and Heidi R. Segovis are ready to see to your farm feed needs as
well as outfit you with hunting and fishing supplies.

WE SUPPLY THE VERY FINEST QUALITY OF COAL A LOW ASH, LOW
VOLATILE MATTER WITH HIGH BTU.

BURN COAL - AN AMERICAN PRODUCT

Bill’s Feed Service

ROSS PLUMBING
& REPAIR

Rt. 3 & 26, Great Bend • 6 Days a Week • 493-9505

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 - 5 & Sat. 7 - Noon
• Feed • Seeds • Fertilizer • Hardware • Farm Supplies
• Live Bait • Sporting Goods • Hunting, Fishing &
Muzzleloading • LP Gas • Mulch

“All Plumbing & Heating Needs”
7724 Park Ave.
Lowville, NY 13367

Fax: 315-376-4151
Give Jack Ross of Ross Plumbing and Repair a call at 376-8465.

ondino Motors
Inc., 229 State
St., Carthage, is
family owned
and operated with 98 years
of sales and service. They
have earned five-star service and service excellence
awards. They employ certified vehicle technicians
and sell pre-owned vehicles, all makes and models.
Other services provided
include New York State inspection, engine maintenance, tune-ups, lube, oil
and filter changes, air conditioning services, exhaust
work, all brake work, vehicle detail, which includes
wash, wax, windows, interior detailing and shampooing/treating of rugs and
leathers. They sell belts,
hoses and all types of filters, batteries [all sizes] and
tires [all sizes]. They have
a 12-month or 12,000 mile
warranty on all parts sold.
Come to Condino Motors for all of your vehicle
needs.

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ing and Paving. Together we
have the experience needed for
the successful completion of
all phases of your stone and asphalt driveway, road, parking lot
and bunker silo needs.
We continue to serve your
home and business needs on
the cold Northern New York
days and nights through our
sale and delivery of “Made in
the USA” coal. Our high quality
anthracite coal has a high BTU
and low ash and volatile matter.
Rice, buckwheat, chestnut and
stove coal are available in bulk
or 40-pound bags. We also offer
free delivery with a minimum
purchase.
We wish to thank all of our
loyal customers for helping us
make this area a beautiful place
to call home.

Condino Motors Inc.: 98
years of sales and service

James D. Condino sits with his
“grandpuppy,” Django, in the old auto
shop of the family business, Condino
Motors Inc.

CONDINO
MOTORS INC.
State St., Carthage • 493-2081
e-mail: dcondino1918@gmail.com
Family Owned and Operated - 98 years of Sales and Service

We Sell Pre-owned Vehicles
All Makes And Models
NYS Inspection • Tune Ups
Lube, Oil and Filter Changes • All Brake Work
Engine Maintenance • Exhaust Work
Come See Us For All Of Your Vehicle Needs!

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Carthage Area Hospital: message from CEO Rich Duvall

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T

he year 2016 will be a
year of transition for
Carthage Area Hospital as we continue to
meet the needs of the community by identifying services that
are most important to the population we serve. We will develop
a strategy for managing long
term care and open an Urgent
Care, which will provide a convenient, low-cost alternative
for patients seeking care when
their primary care provider is
unavailable. An Urgent Care
provides treatment for minor
illnesses and injuries without
having to schedule an appointment; more information will
be released as the project progresses.
Healthcare is shifting to a
model focused on prevention;
establishing a Primary Care Pro-

vider is essential in maintaining good health, by providing
comprehensive, coordinated
care. The Carthage Community
Health Center, located at 117
North Mechanic St., has improved access to care and is offering same day appointments.
Services offered at this site include Family Practice, Pediatric
and OB/GYN. To schedule an
appointment, patients can call
315-493-4187 [Family Practice
and Pediatrics] and 315-4933100 [OB/GYN].
Our Professional Building,
located at 3 Bridge Street in
Carthage, houses a myriad of
specialty services to include Orthopedics, Behavioral Health,
and Urology. Dr. Nata Parnes
established the Orthopedic Program at Carthage Area Hospital
six years ago after completing

two-years of training at Harvard University for shoulder
and upper extremities. He has
contributed to more than 40
publications in leading Orthopedic Journals and text books
on treatment of rotator cuff
tears, frozen shoulder, anterior
and posterior shoulder instability, and more. Dr. Parnes works
at the Tri-County Orthopedics
Clinic; patients can call 315493-3333 for more information
about services offered.
Patients seeking treatment
for anxiety, depression and
other behavioral disorders, can
utilize our Behavioral Health
Clinic, also located at 3 Bridge
Street. As a convenience, we
now offer walk-in hours Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to
3 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. When calling the clin-

ic, your case will be assigned to
the appropriate staff member.
Patients can call 315-493-3300
to schedule an appointment.
We are proud to bring back
much needed Urology services
to the hospital. Dr. Felix Oben,
Urologist, is seeing patients at
the hospital’s Urology Center
located at 3 Bridge Street in Carthage. He comes to Carthage
Area Hospital from Oswego
County Urology PC in Fulton, a
private practice in which he is
still active. Dr. Oben is accepting new patients, both adult and
pediatrics, for a variety of urological services and treatments,
including but not limited to,
kidney stones, urinary tract infections, prostate problems and
genitourinary cancer management. The Carthage Area Hospital Urology Center is open on

Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
with hours expected to expand
in 2016.
Carthage Area Hospital is a
true community asset. In a recent yearly report published by
The Healthcare Association of
New York State [HANYS], Carthage Area Hospital has had
79,000 outpatient visits, 11,000
ER visits, and 1,000 admitted
patients. Not only does the hospital provide quality healthcare,
it is one of the largest economic
drivers in the community infusing over $60 million into the
local economy and generating $7.3 million tax dollars. The
hospital is the one of the largest
employers in the area with over
300 employees. We thank you
for your continued support of
your community hospital.

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It all started with a dream
BY DAVID AND LORIE SLY
Owners

B

ack in 1957, I was just
a young boy of eight.
My dad and mom had
purchased a camp a
couple of miles down from the
end of Partridgeville Road. They
named it Camp At Last. I loved
it there. We’d go up to camp frequently in the summer to work
mostly, but also play a bit. Dad
was a great carpenter and Mom
would keep the camp spotless
plus help with whatever was
needed. I probably wasn’t much
help but Dad treated me like one
of the men. Was he ever patient!
He’d let me off work every afternoon around 3.
I’d grab my fishing pole and
head through the woods to Otter Creek. Fishing and swimming
was a boy’s dream come true.
I felt like a regular Opie Taylor.
Sometimes, Dad would ask if I’d
like to go with him to Big Otter
Lake. I’d about break my neck
getting my gear and jumping in
his old doodle bug.
At the end of the road was
Huzzie’s, a couple of old log cabins beside the road and a small
clearing. Just beyond the clearing
where the rough road got even
rougher, was a cabin on a hill. I
dreamed about that cabin that

sat all alone and secluded from
the first time I saw it, perched on
a giant rock. I thought ... someday!
When I returned from the service in 1973, I drove up to Huzzie’s on an afternoon off work. I
wanted to just see the cabin on
the rock and rekindle my dream.
All the time I had been gone in
the service I never stopped thinking about that cabin, my personal go-to place in my mind when
the going got rough.
I heard one day just a few
months later Huzzie’s was for
sale. The asking price was within
my reach but it would take all the
money I had saved, plus some.
After much deliberation, I decided not to exhaust my savings and
my dream slipped through my
finger’s. Even though I missed
that opportunity, I still dreamed
of that secluded cabin on the
rock.
I moved away from New York
to make my way in the world. On
my infrequent trips back to visit,
I would nearly always drive up to
Brantingham and the very end of
Partridgeville Road.
In 2005, my wife, Lorie, and I
bought a camp on Partridgeville
Road. We would eventually
name it Camp David. Lorie knew
very well all about the cabin on
the rock. She was probably tired

of hearing about it but never said
so. I took Lorie to see it. I was surprised to see that the latest owner
had made so many improvements. For Lorie, it was nothing
like I had described to her from
my recollection. Now there was
a large horse stable, the small
clearing now a large paddock,
pole barn, new home and at least
the first two cabin’s had been refurbished. We both were eager to
see my dream cabin. It, too, had
been refurbished!
In late winter of 2011/12, the
property was up for sale again.
Lorie and I flew back to New
York and trudged through the
snow at the property, all alone.
We discussed the decision to buy
it at length, as it was a financial
stretch given having just recently
purchased the Trailside Restaurant. In the end, we decided the
property would compliment the
restaurant and purchased it. We
named it Trailside Ranch.
In late spring of 2012, 55 years
after my dream began, it was a
dream no longer. Go online to
TrailsideRanch-NY.com to see
a photo tour of the cabins and
property. You can also connect
with us on Facebook and Pinterest to keep up with news and
ranch life. Better yet, come visit!
See what held a young boy’s
imagination for 55 years!

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Trailside Restaurant and Bar: The journey

Scanlon Funeral Home continues tradition serving
Lewis County longer than any other funeral home

BY DAVID AND LORIE SLY

I

what we didn’t!
In those early months prior
to taking ownership and shortly
after, we formulated specifically
what we wanted Trailside to become — a country western restaurant and bar, with mouth-watering and ever-changing meals;
a fun, down home place you felt
right at home in, lots of family
oriented activities and immaculately clean.
Most important of all to us,
happy customers! No doubt a tall
order. The journey began.
Our first step was to hire a
great staff in order to achieve all
our goals. We can tell you plenty
of wonderful things about each
and every one of them but as
Mom used to say, “Actions speak
louder than words.” Please come
meet them. Be sure to let us know
what you think about them, the
atmosphere and cleanliness of
our restaurant. So far, we’ve been
told positive things about all
three.
Turning an Adirondack
themed restaurant into an upscale country western bar and
restaurant would take some doing. We began by adding an addition that more than doubled the
size of the current dining area.
We also completely refurbished
the existing dining room. The
decorations were fairly easy. Voila, Country Western.

5771 PARTRIDGEVILLE RD., BRANTINGHAM • 348-5030
WWW.TRAILSIDEBRATINGHAM.COM

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The staff Trailside Restaurant in Brantingham includes, front row, from left, Melia Jantzi, Nicole Loomis, Heather
Goodnight Brown, Dallas Briot and Kersten Goodnight. Back row: Trevor Zehr, Danny Hoskins, Sebastian
Brouty, Seamus Collins, Jonathan Kogut and Caleb Zehr.

We plan to do the bar area
in 2017, as well as expand the
number of restrooms but in the
meantime have completely refurbished the existing restrooms.
Many of the existing meals
were already mouth-watering
and local favorites. We kept all
of them while we added new offerings. We brought in a Mem-

phis, Tenn. native, Danny Bruce
Hoskins, a veteran smoke master, and started introducing
smoked meats that most folks
say are some of the best they’ve
had anywhere. Danny also added
his award-winning pizzas, another hit with our customers.
Accomplishing the goal of
“ever changing meals” has been
a collective effort. We keep our
base menu the same. Our general
manager, Heather Brown, gets
with our kitchen staff to create
some awesome dishes not found
on our menu that you must try.
In addition, we have five nights of
featured foods starting with Wild
Wing Night on Tuesdays [try our
new house “Stay-A-While” sauce
— Um Um good]; Wednesdays
are “I Love Italian” highlighting
delicious Italian specials from
our kitchen; Thursdays are Mexican Madness nights, featuring local favorite pollo funditos, along
with other authentic Mexican
specials, and Friday and Satur-

day nights feature prime rib and
fresh fish specials. That’s why we
call it, “Five Nights of Delicious!”
In our most recent survey of
new customer’s, of the 25 new
customers surveyed, 24 rated our
food five star. Please stop in and
let us know what you think.
It’s been a riot achieving the
goal of fun activities such as great
live entertainment, children’s
activities like our Halloween hay
ride and summer celebration,
pig roasts, clam bakes and many
more.
Connect with us at TrailsideBrantingham.com or on Facebook
and Yelp to get the latest news
and read our reviews!
In summation, we have a ways
to go and a plan to get there but,
when we look back, we have
made tremendous progress on
all of the goals we mentioned
earlier. All we are missing now is
you! Please come join “The Journey.” There’s more to come!

canlon Funeral Home values its reputation for providing the highest quality
of professional services
with the personal attention and
understanding needed to help you
and your family through a very difficult time.
Our first funeral home was established in Harrisville in 1956 by
its founder, James J. Scanlon, who
later expanded the firm by opening
a second funeral home in Croghan
in 1973 and has since served the
Lewis County area longer than any
other funeral firm.
We have a long heritage of sensitive care and compassionate
service to our communities and
the families we serve. Our objective is to create a meaningful ceremony that remembers and honors the memory of your loved one
with dignity and respect. Realizing
that funeral plans are extremely
personal, we coordinate arrangements that are customized to your
family’s faith, traditions and beMatt Mogel, Bernie Nortz, Dylan Mogel and Jim Scanlon at an annual liefs. Additionally, we realize that
Scanlon Funeral Home holiday remembrance service.
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afford to ignore price, no matter
what they are purchasing. Consequently, we offer a wide and representative selection, something
proper and appropriate for any
family’s needs and at a price they
can afford. Our continued pledge
will be to make our services comprehensive, appropriate and reasonable, constantly adhering to
professional ethics and a code of

unselfish service to our clients.
Both Scanlon Funeral Home locations offer:
 Large and spacious redecorated visitation rooms;
 Handicapped accessible restrooms;
 Air-conditioned;
 Numerous pre-planning options;
 Honoring all veterans with the
admiration they deserve;
 Serving all faiths with our utmost respect;
 Experienced personnel available 24 hours, seven days a week.
Most importantly, following the
death of a loved one, we offer you
the ease of mind that your family
member will be especially cared
for and that our decades of superior service and skill will allow you
to tend to the most fundamental
task — that of dealing with your
own grief and that of your family.
Scanlon Funeral Home, Main
Street, Croghan, can be reached at
346-6311; Scanlon Funeral Home,
State Street, Harrisville, can be
reached at 543-2516.

C M Y K

Owners
n 2010, my wife, Lorie, and
I decided to purchase the
Trailside Restaurant and
Bar.
Located nearly two miles
down Partridgeville Road from
Brantingham town center, Trailside was a restaurant off the
beaten path; strike one. As they
say, location ... location ... location! In addition, Lorie and I
had never owned or operated a
restaurant and bar ... strike two.
However, the restaurant had two
major things going for it. It was
apply named, due to it’s location adjacent to the intersection
of two major recreational trails
and the current owners, Ed and
Mary O’Brien, with daughter
Kara, had built a reputation on
serving great family-style meals.
It was our personal favorite place
to eat when we were at our camp.
So with two strikes down, we put
our trust in God and each other’s
abilities, making the plunge and
taking operational ownership
Aug. 1, 2011.
While Lorie and I had not ever
owned a restaurant and bar, we
had eaten and drank at every restaurant and bar you can imagine
from greasy spoons to five star,
literally all over the world. So we
knew very well what we did like.
Perhaps even more important,

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Lisk’s Florals celebrating 29 years in business

C M Y K

L

isk’s Florals owned by
Sheila Lisk was started
in 1987. This year marks
our 29th year in business. We’ve come a long way
from our humble start in our garage.
In the fall of 1998, we moved to
our current location, a renovated
farmhouse at 6276 Blue St., Glenfield. Through the years we have
grown and made many changes,
trying to keep up with technology, and current trends.
Currently, if our customers choose not to come into our
store, they can purchase flowers
online at Lisksfloral.com, message us on Facebook, send us an
e-mail or follow us on Pinterest.
They can also purchase flowers at the cooler in the lobby of
Lewis County General Hospi-

tal. Currently, we provide delivery throughout most of Lewis
County, and worldwide delivery
through Teleflora or Bloomnet
wire services. We accept all major credit cards.
Over the last 29 years our family has been a large part of our
business. We have watched our
children grow up in the store,
and now our grandchildren. Our
daughter-in-law, Jessica, answers the phone and takes care
of customers and our technology; our daughter-in-law, Rachel,
helps at holidays, answering
phones and taking care of customers. Andrea, our daughter,
is a designer and specializes in
prom and wedding flowers. My
husband, Mike, and sons, Alex
and Evan, keep the behind the
scenes operations going every

day. Deliveries are done daily by
our driver, Jim Matula, Jim has
been with us for years and knows
Lewis County better than any of
us. And, of course, there are the
greeters — our grandchildren,
Grace, Cooper and Rory. They all
take turns being with us during
the day.
If you haven’t checked us out
in awhile, look us up on Facebook, we have several albums
of photos of weddings we have
done, daily arrangements that
leave the store and current specials. We’ve been spending a lot
of time updating our website to
make it more consumer friendly.
We can be reached every day,
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m., or 24-hours a day at Lisksfloral.com.

ZehrCroft Bed & Breakfast adds vacation rental unit

Z

ehrCroft Bed & Breakfast owners, Joe and Malinda Zehr, have
added another unit for your enjoyment.
The original ZehrCroft Bed & Breakfast is
located in the village of Lowville, at 5490 River Street. That facility contains two upstairs
bedrooms with full size beds and shared
guest bathroom. Television is available in
the main living room and wi-fi throughout
the house. Breakfast menus vary. Also, at
that facility there is a self-contained onebedroom apartment, complete with sitting
room and kitchen, if you prefer to spend
your time on your own, or it is a lovely place
if you are working somewhere in the village
for a year or less.
We enjoy our large yard, flowers, birds,
swing and gazebo. We hope you will, too.
Our newest unit is located 12 miles from

here in the town of Greig. We call it Gray Haven. It is our vacation rental unit. Gray Haven is located at 7211 Sweeney Road, Greig.
It is situated on a 10-acre plot that consists
of eight acres of woodland with a large yard
and small stream that runs year round. With
three bedrooms, a bath and a half, kitchen
and a washer and dryer, it is just right for
your family’s time away from home. The
living room features French doors opening
onto the large deck facing the backyard with
sunshine in the mornings. The dining room
opens onto the covered front porch where
you can enjoy the afternoon sun.
If you enjoy snowmobiling or ATV riding,
Gray Haven is located right beside the Middle Road, a main trail to Brantingham and
points beyond.
You can get more information by contacting Joe or Malinda Zehr at (315) 376-7853.

ZehrCroft Bed & Breakfast recently added a new vacation rental unit, Gray Haven, for
your home away from home.

Ready to help you with all your floral needs are, from left, Jessica Lisk,
Grace Lisk, Rory Lisk, Rachel Lisk, Sheila Lisk, Andrea Lisk and Lori [Lisk]
Collado.

Think M&M Contracting
for all your building needs

M

ike McLane is the
sole proprietor of
M&M Contracting.
He resides in Deer

River.
Mr. McLane has been in busi-

ness for 19 years and employs
four full-time workers and one
part-time. He is fully insured.
M&M Contracting builds an
average of four to five houses
a year, along with garages and

roofs. They also remodel residential and commercial businesses.
Mr. McLane sets a goal each
year. He volunteers himself and
pays his men to do a good deed
for someone or an organization
in need. He has helped with the
SPCA and with the Carthage
Food Pantry.
Call 493-1899 or 771-1613 to
discuss your contracting needs.

376-8092

For Weddings, Holidays,
Special Occasions, Or Just Because...
For
Look To
Beautiful, Artful Floral Designs
& Plants
Browse Our Selection Of Gift Items
- Many One Of A Kind!
Monday thru Friday 9am - 4pm,
Saturday, 9am - Noon
Funeral Flowers, Please Call Anytime

7211 Sweeney Rd, Greig

Offering you a home
away from home for
work or play.
Within walking
distance to all
village amenities.

Enjoy beauty and
peacefulness all
year-round.
Includes kitchen.
Great for
snowmobiling or
ATV enthusiasts.

For More Information Call (315) 376-7853
Mike McLane of M&M Contracting can help you with your residential and
commercial building projects.
Hoyt’s Collision & Body, Castorland, specializes in car-deer incidents.

Blue Street, Glenfield

5490 River St., Lowville

Contracting
Residential • Commercial • Fully Insured

NEW HOMES • ADDITIONS • GARAGES
ROOFS • WINDOWS • SIDING
3924 Deer River Rd. Carthage, NY 13619
493•1899 or 771•1613

Hoyt’s Collision & Body proud of
over 20 years serving its customers

S

ince 1994, Hoyt’s Collision & Body has
been satisfying customers throughout
Jefferson and Lewis counties and continues to provide dependable and friendly
service on a consistent basis.
Whether it is a simple fender bender or a complete body overhaul, you can count on owner
Mark Hoyt, with 31 years of experience in collision repair, to do the job right. He is PPG certified,
and all paint is mixed on a new PPG mixing station
on the premises to ensure a better quality paint

match. A paint baking system allows the finish to
be cured to a factory-like durability like the new
cars have today. We are one of the only shops in
the area that uses this environmentally-friendly
waterborne paint.
Hoyt’s Collision & Body will guarantee all work
that leaves the premises.
Located on the corner of state routes 410 and
126 in Naumburg, Hoyt’s Collision & Body is open
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by
appointment.

Hoyt’s Collision
& Body
10237 State Rt. 126
Castorland, NY 13620
~ Mark Hoyt ~
315-493-7969
(On the corner of Rt. 126 & 410 in Naumburg)

in business for 20 years!

email: choyt2@twcny.rr.com

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Croghan Adult Care Facility:
Celebrating the life and the dreams of
those with disabilities and our elderly
When they can’t be with you, let them be with someone who cares

C

ties, and encourages and stimu- anus meals [meals on wheels] to
lates the participant to interact provide lunches on a daily basis
with others. It seeks
to meet these nutrition
participant’s sense of
standards.
usefulness to self and
Croghan Adult Care
others, the desire to
Facility has sufficient
use his or her physispace to accommocal and mental capadate program activibilities to the fullest
ties and services. They
extent, and his or her
maintain and operate
sense of self-respect.
buildings and equipSADC also promotes
Hughes
ment to prevent fire
nutrition. Meals are
and other hazards to
consistent with stanpersonal safety.
dards set forth for a nutrition
To enroll members in the proprogram, as established by gram, must be 18 years of age
NYSOFA regulations. Currently, and have a disability. Croghan
CACF has a contract with McMAdult Care Facility assists the
physically and mentally frail

I

Croghan Adult Care Facility, 9837 Main St., Croghan N.Y.

individuals to have choices and
remain in their homes and communities. Individual assistance is
provided with several activities of
daily living such as eating, toileting, transferring and walking.
The program also provides
caregivers with critically needed
respite from their 24-7 care-giving responsibilities so they can

continue to provide care for their
loved one[s] while remaining
productive members of the workforce.
Shower services are available,
by appointment, for both members and non-members.
For more information call
Croghan Adult Care Facility at
301-4056 or 408-8973.

MEC had another productive year in 2015. We spent the first half of the year
getting all of the new staff up to speed in their new roles, with the anticipation of the new business in New York State due to our Certification as a Women Owned Business that we received in 2015.
We knew we would have to make a few changes in order for each team member
to be a part of our potential growth. We expanded some job duties and condensed
others all the while working on recruiting new physicians in all specialties for the
business.
We are excited to announce that this year we celebrate our 10th year in business.

Amy is proud to see the business continue to succeed and grow larger than she ever
imagined.
People in the industry have noticed IMEC as the North Country IME Company.
IMEC performs independent medical evaluations on Workers’ Compensation, no
fault accidents, liability cases and Social Security disability claims. We schedule
these exams all over the state of New York, including our own Carthage office, on a
monthly basis as well as out-of-state locations.
To learn more about IMEC, visit www.IMECNYS.com or call 315-493-4377; like us
on Facebook under IMEC Independent Medical Evaluation Company.

Amy McEathron - President & CEO
Women Owned Business (WBE) NYS Certified

111 Riverside Drive
Carthage, NY 13619
amceathron@imecnys.com

• Hourly rates are $9-$13 per hour
• Overnight available (need a break, going out of town, holidays...)
• Lewis County Managed Long Term Care Insurance accepted
• Adult Day Services - Customized client care

Caleb Good at his shop at 7613 Soft Maple Road, Croghan.

offers craftsmanship
Hairy Business is located at 106 N. Mechanic St., Carthage; phone 493-7461.

Pamper yourself at Hairy Business
106 N. Mechanic St., Carthage • 493-7461

Experienced Stylists & Nail Technicians

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

www.IMECNYS.com
“Putting Together All the Pieces of the Puzzle” since 2006

C.R. Good Clocks C. R. Good Clocks

315-301-4056 or 315-408-8973
Our staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you have.
in 9837 Main Street, Croghan, NY

T

reat yourself to the
wide variety of services
offered at Hairy Business. In business for 26
years, Hairy Business offers pedicures, nail services and make-up.
We also offer cuts, colors, highlights, perms, up-dos, waxing,
tanning and a whole lot more.
Hairy Business is open six days

a week with hours to accommodate your busy schedule. Parking
is available for our customers’
convenience, and our shop is
handicapped-accessible. Enjoy
free WiFi while you wait.
Our private tanning area has
new, larger and faster beds, including a new seven-minute
booth, for those on their lunch

hour. Want darker legs, expecting a baby and miss tanning? Try
our leg tanner.
Walk-ins are welcome. Stop in
today to check out our new tanning specials or like us on Facebook.
Hairy Business is located at
106 N. Mechanic St., Carthage;
phone 493-7461.

“My main focus is on clocks.
I’ve been designing and building
clock cases since about 2000, and
doing clock repair about 10 years
ago.”
Caleb Good
Owner of C.R. Good Clocks

C

.R. Good Clocks started with a little shop
in his parent’s basement, then in 2009 he
moved to a new shop in Kirschnerville, working Saturdays and
evenings. He eventually added a
couple of more days a week and
is now going full time.
He does other woodworking

projects, as well, such as furniture, cabinets and some antique
furniture repair.
Clock repair has really taken
off the past couple of years, along
with clock sales.
He handcrafts his clocks with
solid wood, most of which is
picked up locally. Caleb uses
both battery-operated movements and mechanical movements.
He has a small display area at
his shop, but you can see what
he has in stock at Good’s Country Market, 7478 Belfort Road,
Croghan, or contact him at 315771-3692.

(315)493-4377
(800)983-1263
Cell: (315)783-6914
Fax: (315)493-4379

• Quality Handcrafted Clocks
• Clock Repair
• Fine Woodworking

7613 Soft Maple Road
Croghan, NY

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C M Y K

roghan Adult Care
Facility is located
at 9837 Main St.,
Croghan.
The facility offers reasonable
hourly and daily rates [$9 to $13
per hour], with professional and
an experienced staff.
Their Social Adult Day Program is open five days per week,
excluding recognized holidays.
“The program,” said Bethany A.
Hughes, MS/P, executive director/operator, “provides a structured environment promoting
socialization.” It includes social,
intellectual, cultural, educational and physical group activi-

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C M Y K

Tuesday Night League - Jim Manzer Memorial.

Youth bowlers.

A family recreational center offering something for everyone

L

ewis Lanes, a
family recreational center,
is open seven
days a week. League
bowling is offered. Cosmic Bowling is featured
Friday and Saturday
nights. Open bowling is
available from noon to
closing Saturdays and
noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Lewis Lanes offers
a setting for birthday
parties, anniversary, reunions or just families
and friends getting together.
Our kitchen offers

pizza, chicken wings,
loaded nachos, burgers
and fries, and fish and
chicken sandwiches.
When it comes to
satisfying your sweet
tooth, we have soft ice
cream.
Along with all of this,
you can just come and
enjoy a full bar with
three televisions to enjoy whatever sport game
you want to watch.
For a really nice time,
come see what Lewis
Lanes has to offer!
Phone 376-3611 to book
parties and events!

COSMIC
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Friday 10pm-Closing
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or over 30 years Big
Apple Music has been
bringing you the best
and biggest names in
car and home electronics at the
lowest prices guaranteed. The local business has been in the same
location [at the Foot of the Arsenal
Street Bridge in Watertown], and
continues to owned and operated
by Robert “Bobby” Ferris. In 2015
they opened their second location
Extreme Rides by Big Apple, in the
new Big Apple Plaza on Route 11,
just outside the Main Gate of Fort
Drum.
Their business has grown over
the years by providing car, home
audio/ video electronics, car starters, television and home theater,
motorcycle and marine audio, a
booming commercial video and
audio business, to a new vehicle
accessory line, which includes
items like tonneau covers, rims
and more. “Thousands of customers have trusted us for over 30
years for their car and home audio/ video solutions. That says a
lot. We are extremely grateful and
proud of that. We aren’t the type
of business that is going to scream
and shout about low, low prices, or
come in for this unbelievable bargain deal, but we will offer you the
best quality, best brands, installed
by the area’s best professionals,
and our lowest price guarantee.
That is what we are all about!”
In addition to the traditional
items like car starters, car stereos,
and vehicle accessories, Big Apple
Music offers a large custom home
theater and commercial audio and
video side to their business. “With
the advancements in HD television and projection TV’s people
are setting up theaters in their
home. We work with local architects, contractors and home owners to design custom one of a kind
solutions to all their individual
needs.” In terms of commercial
business, he described how they
work with local businesses in the
area to set up flat panel monitors,
sound systems, conference room
systems, and customer service
displays. Big Apple has also done
work in most of your favorite restaurants, car dealerships, hotels,
and more. “Whether it’s adding a
new TV, lights for a dance floor or
just some basic background music
… we do it all.”
The largest portion of their custom business is wiring new homes

Big Apple Music recently remodeled their Watertown location.

with the latest in electronics. Customers have been asking for years.
“What do I have to do to make my
home ready for the future? That’s
been our specialty. We wire and
install Time Warner Cable, Direct
TV, phones, data, wireless systems,
flat screen TV panels and complete
home audio systems with touch
screen keypads for each room. Basically we wire everything except
110 in your home.”
After 30 years in one location Big
Apple Music opened up a second
location in 2015. Extreme Rides
features many of the same items

that the main store currently offers
but with an amped up twist! “The
new store has an even greater focus on accessorizing and power
sports,” explained Mr. Ferris. “Basically if you can drive it, ride it on
land or water we can put audio in
it, accessorize or customize it, to fit
your style. We can do vehicles such
as cars and trucks of course, but
also motorcycles, ATV’s and snowmobiles, and boats. Plus we have a
full line of apparel.”
For more information on Big
Apple Music, visit www.rockedbybigapple.com.

Some of the helmets available at Big Apple Musie/Extreme Rides.

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Wolff’s Body Shop serving the community more than 50 years

Snow Ridge: The center of winter activities for 70 years

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olff’s Body Shop is located at 9411 State Route
812, one half mile south of Croghan.
We have been serving our community with
quality body work for over 50 years. Jim Wolff
opened the auto body shop in 1961 after getting laid off from
his mechanic job. He started the shop behind his home at 9850
Main St., Croghan.
As the business grew, brothers Tom and Ron purchased the
business from their father in 1988 and relocated to its present
location. In 2000, an addition of two extra bays were added to
better accommodate their expanding customer base.
In January 2013, Scott Moshier, a then 12-year employee,
purchased the business from Tom and Ron with the goal of
continuing to provide only the highest quality repairs.
Also serving Wolff’s Body Shop customers are Francis Seelman, Carl Schermerhorn, Jeremy Hoover, Richard Oakes and
Zach Pelo. These men are specialists in the auto repair field and
they take great pride in the quality of their work.
Wolff’s is a PPG-certified collision repair center that uses
PPG waterbased finishes. We also offer 23 1/2 hour towing service, with a wrecker and a flat bed. Our hours are 7:30 a.m. to
Working at Wolff’s Body Shop in Croghan are, from left to right, owner Scott Moshier, Francis Seelman, Richard Oakes,
4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and by appointment on Saturday.
Carl Schermerhorn, Jeremy Hoover and Zach Pelo.
Check out our new website at wolffsbodyshop.com.

Taking in the view from atop Snow Ridge Ski Resort.

ers, from novice to expert, with
an abundant variety of terrain.
Expert grooming equipment assures all skiers and snowboarders the best possible snow conditions. Snow Ridge has a complete
rental shop, including skis,
snowboards and snowblades for
all ages and skill levels.
The professionally accredited
PSIA Snow Ridge Ski School of-

fers a wide range of private and
class lessons including the well
known SKIwee program which
can accommodate children as
young as five years of age. Snow
Ridge also has a wonderful program for three and four year olds,
as well. To ensure safety, the
Snow Ridge chapter of the National Ski Patrol is on the slopes
whenever the ski area is open.

The Wax House, at the base of
the slopes, is open for an inexpensive, cafeteria-style meal or
snack. If you’re looking for something different, stop into Tavern
230 with its warm and cozy environment. Both sites are available
year-round for special events.
Call Cyndy, 346-8456, for more
information.
The new owners — natives of
the town of Fabius, south of Syracuse — visited the resort last fall
and later decided to make the
purchase.
Ms. Sisto previously spent 32
years as the sales and marketing manager at the Toggenburg
Mountain Winter Sports Center
in Fabius.
Mr. Mir, a 2009 graduate of
Clarkson University in Potsdam,
has about 10 years of industry
experience. After working for six
years at the Toggenburg resort,
he left the area to manage ski
shops for four years at two resorts
— Mount Hood, Ore., and Breckenridge, Colo. — before deciding
to buy the Turin resort with his
mother.
“I grew up ski racing around
the Central New York area, and

Cyndy [his mother] would come
up here to ski when she was
younger,” Mr. Mir said Tuesday.
“We saw the resort up for sale
and made a visit. It seemed like
it had so much potential, and we
fell in love with it.”
Mr. Mir said the resort, which
has about 50 employees during
its peak season, will grow under
its new ownerships. Hours of
operation at the slopes — typically open from late December
through March — will be expanded, he said. Plans are also
being made to expand and improve the skiing terrain, develop
new race programs and improve
terrain parks. Summer attractions also could be introduced.
“We’re hoping to turn the resort into a four-season destination,” he said. “But it won’t be
too corporate. We want to keep it
small and add some summer attractions ... It’s going to depend
on income, and we’re hoping to
get into mountain biking and
summer concerts.”
For further information, call
Snow Ridge at 348-8456 or visit
their website at www.snowridge.
com.

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• PPG Certified Collision Repair Service
• We use PPG Waterborne Finishes
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Shambo’s
Heating & Plumbing, Inc.
16 YEARS IN BUSINESS

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Free Estimates • Installation & Maintenance
Eric Shambo
P.O. Box 335
Copenhagen, NY 13626

Cyndy and Nick and the rest of the
Snow Ridge Family welcome you!

Shambo’s Heating & Plumbing Inc. offers 24-hour emergency service.

Shambo’s Heating & Plumbing
doing business locally 16 years

S

hambo’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 6882306 or 778-2574 (cell).

The Wax House is available for larger
spring, summer and fall events.
For smaller, more intimate events, you may prefer

an Adirondack-like, cozy space with
plenty of seating.

Give Cyndy a Call for details and availabilty.

C M Y K

Scott Moshier - Owner
MON. - FRI. 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM • Saturday By Appt.
9411 State Route 812, Croghan, NY 13327

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now Ridge Ski Resort,
Turin, under the new
ownership of mother
and son duo, Cynthia
Sisto and Nicholas Mir, has seen
some significant improvements
made to the resort. Snow Ridge
has been the center of winter activities for 70 years and is still going strong. A mecca for skiers and
snowboarders of all ages since its
opening in December 1945, the
skiing and snowboarding area
draws local enthusiasts, as well
as others from southern Ontario
to Syracuse, Utica and points
south of the Mohawk Valley.
The key to this magnetic attraction is, of course, the magic
of Lewis County snowfall. Snow
Ridge averages 225 inches a
year and has been known to receive well in excess of 350 inches — literally the East’s heaviest
snowfall. Thanks, Lake Ontario!!!
What seems an inconvenience to
school administrators, motorists
and homeowners makes skiers
and snowboarders ecstatic.
Snow Ridge is a complete skiing and snowboarding area with
six lifts and 22 slopes and trails,
providing skiers and snowboard-

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All Things Beautiful offers two great businesses in one location

C M Y K

W

elcome to All Things Beautiful Bed and Breakfast!
We have had a wonderful
five years of meeting new
guests from all over the world and welcoming return guests with whom we have
become friends each year.
Upstairs, we have the Applewood Suite,
our most popular suite, with a queen-sized
bed, private bathroom and a kitchenette;
Maplewood [with a king-sized bed or two
extra-long twins], Birch and Maple, each
with queen-sized beds with a shared bathroom; and one room, Plumwood, with a
queen-sized bed and a private bathroom,
downstairs, for limited mobility guests.
With five rentable rooms, we can accommodate small and large groups; family
reunions, scrapbooking weekends, music
groups and Barn Quilt tourists. They are
perfect for bridal parties the night before
the wedding, especially with three bathrooms for wedding preparation!
After enjoying a sound sleep and hearty
breakfast in our comfortable Victorian
home you 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. Our little town offers several eateries,
including two diners and a pizzeria. In addition, Croghan is the home to an old fashioned ice cream parlor, a local chocolate
shop and the meat market, famous for its
Croghan Bologna. You may also choose to

Buy, Sell, Swap, or Trade

ternet, two private bath suites, and spa
robes. We are a smoke-free, pet-free residence assuring our guests with allergies
a comfortable stay. Our rates range from
$75 to $99 per night.
We are happy to continue to offer Massage Services right here at our B&B! Ask
me for the particulars when you book.
Check out our website at: http://atbeautiful.smugmug.com/Bed-2 and give
us a call to reserve a room for your next
overnight stay.

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All Things Beautiful Bed and Breakfast and All Things Beautiful Photography, 6910 George
St., Croghan.

picnic at our local park, fish and kayak the
Beaver River, or hike several nearby trails.
ATV, snowmobile, skiing and snowshoe
trails are nearby, as well.
Croghan is also developing a Barn Quilt
trail with many Barn Quilts already displayed on local barns, garages and homes.
We have a Maple Leaf quilt displayed on
our B&B; stop by to see it!
We love to garden and grow fruit, vegetables and flowers on premise. The fruit

makes delicious fresh breakfasts and desserts. Several flower 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.
During your stay, you may hear the local
Catholic Church steeple bells and occasional chiming songs, just another of this
small town’s nuances transporting you
back to an earlier era.
We have in-room seating, wireless in-

My photography studio is located at
6910 George Street, Croghan, in our elegant Victorian home and offers many
options for indoor and outdoor photos.
Contact me for your newborn, child, senior, family, wedding, anniversary, sport,
school, pet and special event photography
needs. DVD’s are available, along with
many custom designed products and the
ability to order from my website at atbeautiful.smugmug.com within a week of the
event. Call me at 315-346-6915 or e-mail
atbeautiful2@yahoo.com today for your
wedding, family, senior, child, or special
event photography needs.
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.

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Dr. Maria Laura Ybarra, DDS and her family.

Pediatric dentist opens practice
‘Great Beginnings’ in Watertown

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reat Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, PLLC,
has opened their
practice for patient
treatment at its newly renovated
office in the former practice of
Dr. Gerald Schneeberger, 127
Winslow Street, Watertown. The
new pediatric dental practice
is owned and operated by Maria Laura Ybarra, D.D.S, a Board
Certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr.
Ybarra formerly practiced at McCue Dental in Watertown and is
welcoming former patients of
hers and new patients to her new
practice, which is dedicated solely to the treatment of infants and
children through adolescents,
and those with special healthcare needs.
“Dr. Laura,” as she tells her
patients to call her, couldn’t help
but notice the need for a pediatric dentist that provides services
to ALL pediatric patients in the
area. “Many of these patients
had to be referred out to other
counties for treatment, particularly related to insurance needs,
sometimes as far as three hours
away from the Watertown area.
It was because of my desire to
provide treatment to this underserved population that I de-

cided to open Great Beginnings
Pediatric Dentistry, PLLC. Our
office will accept most major insurances, and we will be pleased
to welcome referrals from other
dentists and medical professionals in the area.”
The Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry office has been cosmetically renovated by LUNCO
Corporation, Carthage, and has
the latest state-of-the-art equipment. More importantly the office has been set up with the child
in mind; with items like Apple TV,
IPads for the children to use, a
movie library in the waiting area,
and more. For the parents there
will also be free Wi-Fi. In addition, the parents will be encouraged to be in the exam room with
the children when possible. “We
want the visit to the dentist office
not to be scary; in fact it should
be fun. We encourage them to
even come in and explore the office before their first visit.”
“As a mother of two young
children [Olivia and Lucas], and
the only established female pediatric dentist in the Watertown
area, I strongly believe in treating every child as if they were my
own. My team and I have created
an environment for families that

is both fun and safe, while offering compassionate care and a
comprehensive state-of-the-art
set of dental services to all children. We want this practice to
not just be a dental office, but a
dental “home” to all my patients.
I am looking forward to partnering with the children and their
families in order to provide a lifetime healthy and beautiful smiles
to my patients. I also welcome
the opportunity to go and meet/
and or present to local school
classrooms, preschools, and
headstarts on the importance of
children’s oral health and dental
practices.”
As a Board Certified pediatric
dentist, Dr. Ybarra has been specially trained over several years
to work specifically with children, including those with special healthcare needs. She also
currently holds Operating Room
privileges at Samaritan Medical Center, where she performs
complete oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia for those
patients that require this type of
treatment.
Great Beginnings Pediatric
Dentistry is now accepting new
patients. Please call them at 315681-6818.

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Look and feel your best with Dimensions Salon

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Self & Commercial
376-2181
771-7383

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centralboiler.com

812 Storage offers secure space for
your valuables at affordable prices

D

o you have something that needs storing, but unsure of where to put it? Look
no further than 812 Storage, located
just out of Lowville on Route 812, between New Bremen and Croghan.
They offer self and commercial storage with
10,000 square feet of commercial space. There are

49 units of self storage with three sizes available.
Another feature is 24-hour access, so you can store
things away anytime you want.
812 Storage units are dry, secure and convenient
at reasonable rates. Give them a call at 376-2181 or
771-7383. You can rest assured that your valuables
are safe.

relaxing waiting room.
Our staff includes owner/stylist Jennifer Fayle, stylists Kate
Thisse, Dawn Waldron and Renee Rose. All of us here at Dimensions believe in furthering our
education and attend hair shows
throughout the year to keep up
with current styles and trends.
We stock various professional
products for your hair care needs
including Paul Mitchell, Amika,
KMS, Kenra and Woody’s for
Men. There is something for everyone to create their special
look.
Gift certificates are available
for any service. Dimensions is
open Tuesday through Saturday.
Call 376-7557 for your appoint- Kate Thisse, Jennifer Fayle, Renee Rose and Dawn Waldron offer an
array of hair services at Dimensions Salon, 7648 N. State St., Lowville.
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7648 State Street, Lowville

Central Boiler produces lower cost,
cleaner burning outdoor wood furnace

K

en Decker began his
business in the fall of
1993, specializing in
Classic outdoor wood
furnaces by Central Boiler of
Greenbush, Minn. Decker Heating & Construction has installed
over 2,000 furnaces since that time
and makes it their goal to provide
their customers with the finest
outdoor wood furnaces available
anywhere.
With the every-growing renewed interest in wood heating,
Decker Heating and Construction
offers an outdoor wood furnace
that provides efficient, safe and
economical heat.
Central Boiler has released the
Classic Edge 350, 550 and 750,
their newest line of hydronic heaters, also known as outdoor wood
furnaces. Each of these models
meets the new clean burning
emission standards. These three
models were added to the list of
Central Boiler hydronic heaters
that meet the EPA’s New Source
Performance Standards. In fact
the Classic Edge 750 was the first
hydronic heater to receive a letter
of certification from the EPA once
these standards went in to effect.
The Classic Edge models have
the same quality and attention
to detail that Central Boiler has
always been known for. The difference is they have been meticu-

lously engineered to incorporate
the most cost-efficient design
while not compromising performance. This new patent-pending
design delivers better efficiency
and more heat output than traditional wood heating, making the
Classic Edge models a good value
for the consumer.
Urethane insulation, a hallmark
of Central Boiler furnaces for over
30 years, is used also on the Classic
Edge models. This high efficiency,
100 percent waterproof and airtight insulation reduces heat loss,
allowing the furnace to operate
most efficiently.
Preheated air is added around
the base of the fire and as the wood
begins to gasify, the gases are
added to the extremely hot oxygen from the patented Air Charge
Tube. Final combustion takes
place as these gases move downward to the Reaction Chamber
where extremely high temperatures aid in complete combustion. This entire process gives this
furnace its high efficiency and
extremely low emissions. In addition, the furnace’s patent-pending
vertical heat exchanger gets the
most heat from the wood. It is designed to optimize the transfer of
heat from the extremely hot gases
to the water, producing exceptionally high thermal efficiency with
low emissions per Btu of heat out-

put.
Central Boiler’s Classic Edge
series works with almost any existing heating system. The heat
is controlled by a thermostat for
comfortable, even heat and eliminates uneven temperatures experienced from traditional wood
heat. This furnace allows people
to heat their homes and other
buildings economically by utilizing wood rather than costly fuel
oil, propane or other fossils fuels.
Fluctuating heating costs make
the Classic Edge outdoor wood
furnaces a great money-saving
choice. In addition, it uses a totally
renewable resource and removes
the dangers from the home associated with indoor heating. There is
no net increase in carbon dioxide,
a major greenhouse gas emission.
Other types of wood heating
appliances cannot offer all the advantages of an outdoor wood furnace.
The outdoor wood furnace line,
manufactured by Central Boiler,
can provide heat for multiple
buildings and domestic hot water.
For more information, check
out the Central Boiler Website at
www.centralboiler.com. Want
to know even more? For more
information, Decker Heating &
Construction can be reached via
e-mail at kdhconst@yahoo.com or
online at www.deckerheating.net.

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imensions Salon is
located at 7648 N.
State St., Lowville.
There is an array of
hair services for men, women
and children including cutting,
coloring, highlighting, low lighting, perming, straightening, styling and special occasion styles.
Dimensions offers a variety
of services for customers. The
manicure and pedicure services
include classic and spa, and we
offer gel manicures.
The salon also offers facial
waxing, facials, ear candling and
tanning, which includes a bed
and, new to us, a spray tan.
We offer four styling chairs, a
pedicure chair, manicure table,
facial room, tanning room and a

N OW S HOWING
In 2016, we will be adding a Cinderella pumpkin carriage that will begin its life as the magical focal point in the
weddings of our daughters and with long-term life as the Town Hall Theater’s first-ever parade float.

Let the magic begin at
the Town Hall Theater

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ometimes, if you’re lucky, you have
daughters. Sometimes, if you’re lucky,
they believe, forever in fairy tales. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you get to help keep
that belief alive. And sometimes, if you’re lucky,
they may help you believe as well.
In 2016, the Town Hall Theater will host its first
wedding. Our oldest daughter, Rachael, just two
years old when we purchased the theater in 1990,
will be marrying Shawn Moshier in May of 2016.
Our youngest daughter, Katie, will also be tying the
knot in 2016, with an August wedding to Alex Boccio [wedding not at the theater].
In September of 2015, we celebrated the O’Brien
Family’s 25th year of ownership with a “free” showing of the movie “Home Alone.” This was a formal
celebration with professional photographer [Timothy Thornton] taking pictures and our daughters,
Katherine and Rachael, and our niece, Kerrigan,
interviewing guests with real-time interviews pro-

jected onto the big screen for those already in the
auditorium able to view and enjoy and with our Ateam of Joyce Powis, Makayla Franks and Jennifer
O’Brien welcoming guests and partaking in all the
fun, as well. With equal enthusiasm and carriage
availability, if she has such interest, our own Jenn
O’Brien is also planning her and Bob’s special day
to also take place in 2016.
2015 also saw continued improvements at the
Lowville Town Hall Theater. Our marquee has
completed its final upgrades and, after being sandblasted and painted in 2014, we completely rewired
and removed light panels, refinished and replaced
panel lighting and re-introduced modern neon
lighting that has not been part of its allure for over
25 years. This neon project turned out better than
we would have ever expected and it lights up the
night with a fantastic glow that IT, and LOWVILLE,
truly deserves.
Let the magic begin.

Family Entertainment Movies
COMEDY
SUSPENSE
ACTION
ADVENTURE
THRILLER
Tickets
RATES: ADULTS: $7.00; CHILDREN (UNDER 12) $5.00; MATINEE: $5.00
3D RATES: (NO PASSES) ADULT: $8.75; CHILDREN (UNDER 12) $6.75; MATINEE; $6.75
NOTE: MOVIE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CALL THEATER TO CONFIRM

www.lowvilletownhalltheater.com

LOWVILLE, NY • 376-2421

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Lyndaker joins Crown Jules Realty

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mendous amount to learn from one
another and I believe her knowledge
of the legal side of this business will
be a huge benefit to me and this company.
My [not too] long-term goal is for
Kirsten and I to be able to work for
each client interchangeably, and there
will be no her client/my client ... but
only OUR clients.

To contact Kirsten during business hours, e-mail her [for quickest
response] at k.lyndaker@yahoo.com.
After hours feel free to call or text her
at 315-804-1520.
For all your real estate needs contact owner, Julie Lyndaker, licensed
real estate broker, at 777-2689, K i r s t e n L y n d a k e r ,
j.lyndaker@hotmail.com or www. l i c e n s e d r e a l e s t a t e
crownjulesrealty.com.
salesperson.

C M Y K

rown Jules Realty welcomes
licensed real estate salesperson Kirsten Lyndaker.
Kirsten has an associate’s
degree in paralegal studies and is employed as a real estate paralegal at
Conboy, McKay, Bachman & KendJ u l i e L y n d a k e r , all Law Firm in Carthage and is also a
licensed real estate NYS Notary Public.
In our current roles, we have a trebroker.

The tanks at Tug Hill Vineyards.

Tug Hill Vineyards
continues its growth

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Open For Tasting Year Round!
Wedding Ceremony & Reception
Private Parties ~ Corporate Events
Anniversary Parties ~ Class Reunions
Private Luncheons and Dinners

Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10am - 5 pm
Visit our website for all our upcoming events

www.tughillvineyards.com
4051 Yancey Rd., Lowville, NY • 315-376-4336

he year 2015 was a
busy one for us at Tug
Hill Vineyards. With
the help of the Lewis
County Economic Development
group, we were able to secure a
grant from both USDA and NYS
Economic Development. The
grants were used to double our
production facility, going from
producing 2,500 cases to over
5,000 cases of wine per year. Over
the past few years we have been
planting grapes at our previous
nursery site bringing our acreage
up to over 20 acres which, in turn,
would produce 11,000 gallons of
wine from our own grapes.
Other news at the vineyard,
we have opened up “Taste and
Tour” every Saturday afternoon
during the busy season. Starting in June, customers can take
a tour in the processing building
and taste this year’s harvest right
out of the tank! Wine enthusiasts
will be able to do full tastings and
also be able to purchase giftware,
along with wine — by the bottle

or by the glass. We encourage
people to bring a lunch and sit
at the picnic tables and enjoy a
glass of wine amongst the beautiful gardens.
Other upcoming events at the
Vineyard: Sunday Brunch opens
on Palm Sunday, March 20. Enjoy a delicious buffet brunch,
looking out over the beautiful
Black River Valley. Wine Down
opens April 7 with live music
and a new lite dinner menu, enjoy locally brewed beer and our
fabulous award-winning wines.
April 2 brings “Dining under the
Tuscan Moon,” our spring wine
and food pairing dinner with an
authentic Italian theme. May
14, join us for “Key West Party
Night,” serving a yummy buffetstyle dinner, along with Margaritas, Piña Coladas and more! Our
annual Garden Party will be June
18, and the Clam Bake, July 15.
Sign up for our newsletter and
get all the details or visit us on
Facebook or our website at www.
tughillvineyards.com.

New year, new colors at Sherwin-Williams, your neighborhood paint store

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n 2016, the Sherwin-Williams paint company celebrates it’s 150th anniversary. The success of the
company is due, in part, to its long-standing commitment to innovation, color and community.
Throughout its history, Sherwin-Williams products have
been woven into the fabric of American culture, protecting enduring icons such as the White House, the Golden
Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign.
In celebration of our 150th, we have a new full wall ColorSnap Studio display. The picture doesn’t do it justice.
In our field testing, customers were able to select their
colors in 60 percent less time. The new display introduces
new designer-inspired color combinations and a stateof-the-art wheelchair accessible designated work table.
Our hope is to provide inspiration for your project and
help you choose your color with confidence.
At Sherwin-Williams you can trust that you are receiving not only the best paint, but also the best advice for
your project. Our team of enthusiastic professionals are
committed to providing a level of service perfect for the
professional tradesperson, and for the homeowner with
varying experience. We believe in ongoing training and
advancing our own education in color trends, painting
and staining, wallpapering and other projects.
Some services we provide are:
n Color matching,
n Stain matching,
n Color consultation,
n Troubleshooting, and
n Project coordination.
Our Color-to-go Paint Samples take the guesswork out
of choosing the right color. They are available in any of
our 1,500 colors. Color-to-go samples are provided in
small Twist-n-Pour containers that cover approximately

Stop by Sherwin Williams and see their new full wall ColorSnap Studio display, in celebration of their 150th anniversary.

75 square feet. This allows you to apply enough paint to
visualize the color with your lighting and decor.
The good thing about Sherwin-Williams is you are never too far from the next sale. So how can you hear about
our sales and special offers? Like us on Facebook and you
can see special sales events right in your news feed. Be
sure to invite your friends to like us, too! Or sign up for

our free Paint Perks here in the store, and we’ll send you a
text-message or e-mail every time we have a sale [you can
choose]. Get a $10 off coupon when you first sign up, sent
directly to your inbox.
We wish to thank our local community for your trust
and your business. Come in to see us soon to learn more
about all we are doing in the paint world.

JOSHUA OLMSTEAD
STORE MANAGER

5815 NUMBER 4 ROAD - LOWVILLE • CALL US AT 376-6313

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Widmeyer Farm & Home changing name
to Keystone Lumber & Building Supply Inc.

N.N.Y. Farmers Marketing Co-op: Farmers working for farmers

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Widmeyer Farm & Home, Inc.

Main Street, Glenfield • (315) 376-2824

• Hardware • Lumber • Building Supplies
• Propane Filling Station • Wood Pellets
• Pressure treated lumber & plywoods
• Flooring - carpet, tile, laminate, hardwood
• Insulation - Roxul, fiberglass, and blown-in
• Sheetrock and taping supplies
• Insulated stove pipe
Let us help design and quote your building project.
New Name, Same Quality Family Service & Products

lege breaks and summers.
Jessica Carpenter joined the
business in 2006 and became
partners with her dad in 2009.
Dale fully retired in 2010 and
Rick retired in 2012. They both
are in good health and enjoy getting away to Florida in the winter
months.
In 2016, Widmeyer Farm &
Home, Inc. will change their
name to Keystone Lumber &
Building Supply, Inc. Keystone
will still continue to operate under the same trustworthy, family
oriented, small business values;
offering knowledgable and quality customer service. Rob Graves,
Scott Ebersol and Wendy Stewart
all contribute in taking care of the
lumberyard, helping customers,
and delivering materials.
Why Keystone? In short, aside
from it’s definition, “something
on which other things depend on
for support,” “Keystone” represents a sawmill located in Glenfield in the early 1900s. At the
time, Glenfield was home to the
largest sawmill in the world. This
provided many jobs, expansion
of schools, roads and allowed
many other businesses to flourish. While discussing the change
of the business name for a couple
years, reading Paul Joslyn’s book,
“Mostly Memories,” inspired
Dave and Jessica to choose a
name that acknowledges the local history and represents the
importance of their values. Their
feed, lumber and building materials business has been family owned and operated thru the
Salmon, Widmeyer, Plato, Kraeger and Carpenter families for
over 85 years.
Keystone will continue to offer a complete line of building
materials, along with rebar, wire
mesh, concrete blocks, and insulated concrete forms [ICFs] for
masonry projects. Their building supplies include spruce
and pressure-treated lumber,
plywood, metal roofing and
shingles, windows, sheetrock,
insulation, kitchen cabinets and
countertop, interior and exterior doors, garage doors and vinyl
siding. Keystone stocks a variety
of drainage tile, leachfield cham-

bers, septic tanks, plastic culverts, hardware items, plumbing and electrical supplies, tools
and fasteners. Also available are
tongue and groove pine, cedar
siding and decking, as well as
composite decking and vinyl railing. Whether you are looking for
replacement windows or new
construction windows, brands
include Marvin, Pella, Lincoln,
Farley, Earthwise and Interstate
to offer clad, fiberglass, vinyl and
wood materials.
This winter season, Keystone
is featuring specials on all insulation products: Johns Manville
fiberglass and blown-in, Greenfiber blown-in cellulose, DOW below grade, foil board, and Roxul
ComfortBatt. Roxul is a stone
wool product that offers many
advantages over fiberglass: a
higher R value, fire resistant, and
water repellant to name a few.
Keystone has several floor
covering options — carpet, tile,
linoleum, laminate, engineered
wood and hardwood. Luxury
vinyl tile and planks are a new
trend, offering the look of tile
with the easy maintenance of vinyl.
Dave has been a life-long
builder with extensive knowledge of construction projects. He
offers complimentary estimates
and can assist with designs for
your building project, whether
it is a custom home, a kitchen,
a deck, or a simple set of steps.
They work closely with engineers
and truss manufacturers to special order roof and floor trusses,
LVL’s, I-Joists and stairs.
Keystone is located on Main
Street in Glenfield. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Their phone
number is 376-2824.
The Widmeyer, Kraeger and
Carpenter families would like to
take this opportunity to thank
the local community for your
patronage over the years. It has
been a pleasure to serve you in
the past, and they look forward
to doing business with you in the
future. They sincerely appreciate
your business.

State Route 26, Lowville.
Over the past 34 years, N.N.Y.
has grown to be one of the largest auction markets in New York
State. N.N.Y. is currently the only
area livestock auction market
still doing business, and business
they do! In 2015, N.N.Y. sold over
47,000 head of livestock through
the auction and did over $27 million worth of sales, which goes
into the local economy.
N.N.Y. holds weekly auctions
Mondays and Thursdays at 2

p.m., starting with calves, dairy,
cows and bulls. They also have a
monthly dairy auction every second Wednesday of the month.
N.N.Y. also has a large, twoday machinery spring auction.
This has grown to be the largest
consignment auction in the area.
This year’s auction will be April 22
and 23. The facility also hosts onsite auctions throughout the year.
At N.N.Y., we work hard to receive the best market available
for our customers and currently

have the lowest commission rate
in New York State.
Our current officers are: president, Darryl Roggie; vice president, Dan O’Brien; secretary,
Mike Sullivan; and treasurer,
Paul Waite. Board members include Dallen Farney, Gabe Sullivan, Tom Schantz, Dan O’Brien,
Dan Beyer, Wayne Zehr, Stephen
Lee, Harold Peebles, Joe Schultz,
Glenn Zehr, Keith Roggie and
John Beller.
Ted Simmons is our market

manager and auctioneer. Nancy
Martin is our office manager, and
Tom Berrus is our barn manager.
If you are interested in the market or have any questions, contact
any board member or call Ted at
the market at 376-7441. For auctions or updated market information, check out our website at
www.nnyfarmers.com or listen
to Froggy 97.5 for a daily market
report. We can also be found on
Facebook at NNY Farmers Marketing Co-op Inc.

Secondhand animals make first class pets

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he Lewis County Humane Society, Pine
Grove Road Shelter
had a busy 2015. Roger
Burriss, shelter manager, would
like to thank our surrounding
community for the generous outpouring of donations, volunteers
and loving adopters.
As some may have noticed, we
added “Pine Grove Road Shelter”
to our Lewis County Humane Society name. We are hoping this
will help clarify that we are NOT
a county run shelter; we are a
501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. We receive NO funds from
Federal, state, or local government. Our shelter survives solely
on donations.
Substantial pet food donations
in 2015 allowed for the money set
aside for food to be put toward
updating/renovating our facility.
We upgraded our septic system,
added two state-of-the-art catteries, built a separate quarantine area for dogs, and upgraded
our landscaping. If you haven’t
been to the shelter in awhile it’s
a MUST see, stop in and check it
out. Our hours of operation are,
Tuesday through Friday, 2 to 7
p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our vital
work. Volunteer duties may include caring for the cats, walking
the dogs, doing a load of laundry,
piling wood, mowing the lawn,
serving as a second set of hands
at an adoption event or sharing
ideas for fund-raising. Volunteers
are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer,
please contact Roger or Sue at the
shelter at 315-376-8349 or contact us on Facebook at LewisCo

“The only area livestock market owned and operated by the farmers”

Beef & Calf Auction
A variety of pets are waiting for their forever home at the Lewis County
Humane Society, Pine Grove Road Shelter.

HumaneSociety.
Every year thousands of animals are dropped off on roadsides because owners weren’t
timely in spaying or neutering
their pets, resulting in unwanted
puppies and kittens. Other times,
pet owners simply cannot afford
to take care of an animal anymore
or their living situation can no
longer accommodate a pet. No
matter what the reason, there are
thousands of homeless pets on
the streets of towns and villages
all over the country. But, there
doesn’t have to be. With the help
of animal shelters like ours, these

animals are given the opportunity to find loving homes. In 2015,
we began educating children in
our local schools on proper care
and treatment of animals. We will
continue educating our young,
aiding in our efforts to prevent
cruelty and abuse from future
generations.
An animal’s love is unconditional, and a pet’s companionship is invaluable. Please assist us
in our efforts, and improve your
life in the process.
Call us at 315-376-8349 and see
how you can make a difference in
a shelter animal’s life.

Lewis County
Humane Society
Pine Grove Rd. • Glenfield, NY

376-8349
Shelter Hours: Tues. - Fri. 2-7pm;
Sat. 10am - 5pm; Or By Appointment
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK at LewisCo HumaneSociety

Dairy Consignment Auctions

Complete Farm Auction Service
On your farm or at our auction
facility. Our Annual Spring
Consignment Auction and
Customer Appreciation Day will be
April 22nd & 23rd at the market. If
you have items to consign to this
sale or any sale, contact us early for
proper advertising.
Contact
John Scofield 771-4565
Scott Simmons 486-4126
Ted Simmons 767-8656

Market - 376-7441
Rt. 26, Lowville

C M Y K

Jessica Carpenter and her father, Dave Kraeger, own and operate
Widmeyer Farm & Home Inc. in Glenfield. This year, they will be changing
the business name to Keystone Lumber & Building Supply Inc.

n 1929, N.W. Salmon began a business dealing in
feed and lumber supplies.
Later, from 1936 to 1956,
the business was operated by
Don Salmon and Harold Widmeyer.
In 1956, the business became
Widmeyer & Plato Inc when it
was purchased by Dale Widmeyer and Stanley Plato. Upon
Mr. Plato’s retirement in 1976,
Rick Widmeyer joined his father,
changing the business name to
Widmeyer Farm & Home, Inc.
In 2000, Dave Kraeger from
Constableville became Rick’s
partner. Dave’s wife, Cathy, assists in the office and over the
years, their four children, Jessica,
Matt, Megan and Jenna, helped
out at the store on weekends, col-

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.N.Y. Farmers Marketing Co-op, Inc. is
celebrating its 34th
year of being the only
New York State livestock auction
market owned and operated by
local farmers.
A group of local farmers joined
together to create N.N.Y. Farmers
Market on April 1, 1982. They purchased the sale barn from Empire
Livestock, which no longer wanted to be in Lewis County. The
auction barn is located at 8204

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Seeing continued growth at Washington Summit

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he Washington
Summit Medical and Professional Campus,
Watertown, continues
to be the fastest growing
medical and development
in the area. This past year
continued its continued
growth with the expansion and renovation of existing buildings, and the
welcoming of new healthcare practices to the Outer
Washington Street Campus.
“Washington Summit
is ten years old and we
continue to expand every
year,” stated Managing
Partner Michael Lundy. “It
has grown from one building to a mixture of seven
buildings, 14 practices, the
setting of the new Samaritan Summit Village and
home to approximately
500 employees.” An age
old adage in successful real
estate development is location, location, location,
and Washington Summit
has proven that over and
over again with its tremendous growth, and in
the value of its properties.
“We have seen our growth
because of our location,
recognizing the benefits

Groundbreaking for the new Pediatric Associates of Watertown.

of being near other practices, the modern, energy
efficient buildings, the
parking, access to the town
roads and the convenience
to the Hospital.”
The last 15 months have
been another busy period
of growth for Washington Summit, with several

new additions: Groundbreaking for a new 4,800
sq. ft. medical practice
of Pediatric Associates of
Watertown, Nephrology
Associates of Watertown
relocated into newly renovated space in Building IV,
while Renal Care of Northern New York expanded

into space previously
occupied by Nephrology Associates, and Dr. Jill
Laureano-Surber, Family
Medicine Center, moved
into an expansion of the
building in which the New
York Heart Center is located at the end of 2014.
All positive and continued

centers of patient care in
one central location with
all of the amenities that
Washington Summit has
to offer.
Mr. Lundy further commented on the expansion
and continued growth of
Washington Summit. “We
feel there continues to be

a strong need for cost effective, modern, energy efficient space in the Watertown market. What office
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
traffic 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
efficiency and operating
cost savings, as well as provide a comfortable, convenient atmosphere for both
the patients and the staff.”
Washington Summit
Associates plan to continue with future building projects from medical
and non-medical related
parties, who have come to
recognize the considerable
benefits to the space and
location of Washington
Summit. For more information contact Michael
Lundy, Managing Partner,
Washington Summit Associates, at 493-2493.

WE WANT YOU!
IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve
your space

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ogan’s Equipment Inc.
located on Route 12,
just eight miles north
of Lowville, had some
major renovations in the last
year due to the heavy snow load
last winter! Feb. 12, 2015, owner
J.D. Logan was out on a service
call at a local dairy farm, just like
most days, when the call came
to his cell phone. A familiar face
at the 30-year local family business, salesman/brother Kyle Logan was on the other end of that
call with news that would begin
a long year of clean up, rebuilding and recovering, all while
keeping the business open. The
showroom of the dealership,
along with the front counter,
parts shelving area and office
space had collapsed from snow
load in the snowy town of Copenhagen. Before J.D. could get
to the dealership, the yard was
full of firemen and countless volunteers looking to help do anything they could to try and save
as much as possible. Thankfully,
the completion of a new 2000
square foot building had just
been completed two months before. This would very quickly become the face of the dealership
until the new showroom could
be replaced.
With the completion of the
bright new showroom in early
June, it was time to settle in and
try to put things back to normal.
Today, when you stop by Logan’s Equipment, there is very
little that you will recognize from
years ago. However, you will still
receive the same great friendly
service we expect from a local
business in Lewis County that
started in 1985. You will walk
into the warm, welcoming, well
lit showroom packed full of Mahindra and Snapper equipment
ready to be sold. The once repair
shop is now rows of loaded parts
shelves and the new building at
the back of the driveway has become home to two full time service techs ready to set up your
new equipment and service it
when needed. Logan’s also has
two service trucks, one dedicated to serving the dairy farms
feeding equipment and the other
equipped for tractor service off

Logan’s Equipment Inc. is located at 9111 State Route 12, Copenhagen,
just eight miles north of Lowville.

site.
Logan’s product line continues to grow along with the business. The number one selling
tractor in the world, Mahindra,
has become the main line for
the dealership. With Mahindra,
they have tractors ranging from
22-105 engine h.p. with every attachment and implement you
can imagine to help tackle chores
with ease. New to the line-up in
2015 comes the Mahindra MPact
XTV. These rugged utility vehicles
are raising the bar as they Haul
More Tow More and Go More! A
must see for anyone in the market before you buy. Be sure to test
drive the new MPact’s. Snapper
brings some exciting new zero
turns to the spring 2016 season.
The new Snapper 360z zero turn
comes with a cargo bed! Snapper
Pro has become the zero turn of
choice for homeowners with lots
of acreage to save time and last
for years! Many of Logan’s customers have taken hours off from
their mowing time with the purchase of the right zero turn mower. Most all of the new equipment
sold is eligible for 0% financing!
One of the top questions
people familiar with the business ask is, “Do you still work on
silos?” The answer to that is yes,
of course! There is still a large demand for quality feeding equipment and service in the dairy
industry. Logan’s Equipment is
the area’s top dealer for Valmetal

Feeding equipment conveyors,
TMR mixers and silo unloaders.
These are just a few of the products they have been selling and
servicing for 15 years. Jamesway
Farm Equipment is another very
popular name in the dairy industry and Logan’s are the only
dealer in the area authorized
to sell the full line of the equipment. Jay-Lor TMR mixers have
been another well-received addition 10 years ago, these very
well built mixers make feeding
round bales a breeze on today’s
farms. Stocking a large selection
of Harvestore and Mast Leply replacement parts on the farm service truck makes Logan’s many
farmers first choice for service
to help keep their silo unloaders
running. Don’t hesitate to call for
“silo” jobs; it is still very much a
part of the everyday business
even though it may not seem it
when driving by.
So, whether you are a dairy
farmer needing manure or feeding equipment, an outdoorsman
looking to put in a food plot at
hunting camp or a homeowner needing a lawn mower and
snowblower, Logan’s has the top
brands in the business at prices
you can afford. Open Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m., and anytime by appointment. Call them at 315-688-4414
or stop by and see the brand new
facility for yourself!

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LOGAN’S EQUIPMENT, INC.
9111 State Rt. 12 • Copenhagen, NY 13626
Ph. 315-688-4414
Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30
Sat. 9-12

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Niblett’s Karate hits 100th mark

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Pictured are Scott, Lori, Hannah and Carli Freeman; Heather John, Kyla, Cole and Ryan Reed; Chris
and Jim Freeman; Teresa Rennie and Shawn Freeman.

Glimpses of the past - Photo of Freeman’s Taffy Stand at the Lewis County Fair, taken
many years ago.

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he Freeman family will be continuing their 121-year tradition of providing the county
with one of the sweetest treats
around when the Lewis County Fair opens
in July.
The taffy stand at the top-of-the-hill
at the Lewis County Fairgrounds was
originally owned and operated by Charlie and Minnie Ryan. They also operated
The Green Gate Fine Candy Store on State
Street. Charlie’s brother, Jim, along with
son, Clarence, ran an ice cream and fine
chocolates store in town, too, and also
found their way to the fairgrounds each
year to help with the taffy production.
The Ryans built the taffy stand at its
present location in 1895, and that original structure is still standing today. Family stories recall that they started out only
making four flavors of taffy, a far cry from
their now 20-flavor selection.
The taffy is more than just a local favorite. In World War I, it was shipped to
doughboys in France, then all over Europe

in World War II. Soldiers serving in Korea
and Vietnam received the same packages,
and the tradition continues today as the
candy is shipped to service members in
other states and overseas.
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan died in the 1950s,
as did Clarence Ryan. Clarence’s brother-in-law, Lester Freeman and his wife,
Nora, had taken over the operation of the
taffy business. They were joined by their
daughter, Betty, and son, Beryl, and his
wife, Cornelia, as well as Carolyn and Jim
Freeman.
When asked what then five-year-old
Jim’s job was in the taffy making, he answered, “to carry water from the corner of
the 4-H building to the stand.”
Carolyn’s job was to wrap the sticks
as grandfather Lester cut them. After the
passing of Lester and Nora Freeman, Jim
and Chris Freeman continued in their
places, recruiting their children as they
each became old enough to help.
In an interview with Jim Freeman, he
states he now understands what his fa-

ther spoke about in his later years, “The
fun is now work, but it turns into fun when
you see a first-timer taste their taffy and
smile,” referring to the Freeman tradition of giving out samples to everyone. He
added, “Young or old, you’re just a child
when it comes to taffy at fair time.”
Although the operation has changed
hands through the generations, the actual
process of taffy making has changed very
little. The candy is still made on the coal
stove, although it has been converted to
gas. The candy still gets cooled on white
hard marbles and then hand-cut as it was
done in 1895. While the taffy used to be
hand pulled, it is now machine pulled due
to the health of Lester, Beryl and Jim. The
old hook still hangs in sight, though, as “a
reminder of days gone by,” says Jim.
The recipe has also remained intact,
using only sugar, water, flavors and coloring. They did, however, a few years ago
add a new treat to their line-up in the form
of taffy kisses. The kisses come in assorted
flavors and are boxed by hand. Beryl Free-

Share In The Tradition...

FREEMAN’S
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121 Years of Chewy Goodness
20 Delicious Flavors Of Our Time-Honored Taffy!

man didn’t give much of the recipe up
when she claimed they were made with “a
little drop of water and a lot of love.”
One special flavor of kiss is a regional
favorite as it contains pure Lewis County
maple syrup.
The lay-out of the fair has changed over
the years, and, to spare some fairgoers the
walk up the hill, the Freemans have added
a second location on the midway. You’ll
still want to head up the hill to see where
the taffy was made and maybe grab a
piece there, but the midway location also
offers sno-cones, nachos, popcorn and
lemonade.
Jim says the family will keep the tradition going “for as long as they can,” but
prices are “putting a hardship on everything.”
“If I was in this business for the money,
I would have closed the door many years
ago,” he said. “It has become a family tradition, and it is our way of saying thank
you to all the wonderful people of Lewis
County that seem to enjoy our taffy.”

Family Ice Cream offers
40 flavors of soft custard
to satisfy your taste buds

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amily Ice Cream was
established in the year
2003. Our business
started off slowly, but
every year it has shown significant growth.
My husband, Richard Martin,
and I [Kim Martin] own and run
the ice cream shop from spring
until fall each year.
Our location is 7388 Turin
Road, which is the last place on
the left just before Martinsburg
hill. If you are coming down the
hill, it is the first place on the
right. We’re open seven days a
week from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting Friday, April 29.
I would like to publicly thank
all of our faithful customers for
supporting our business! If it

weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be
here today! Rich and I are looking forward to this season of soft
serve frozen custard ourselves!
We always miss the interaction
with our customers and cannot
wait to visit with them again.
I would like to add that we offer more than 40 different flavors
of soft custard for cone or cup!
Shaved ice is also available. So,
if you haven’t stopped in, please
do; we think that you will be
pleasantly surprised with the variety of flavors we have.
I will be looking forward to seeing each of you this spring! Thank
you all for your support!
Rich and Kim Martin
[Owners and operators]
Family Ice Cream

Family
Ice Cream

Those with 20 or more years of training at Niblett’s Karate Studio on
South State Street in Lowville include, from left, owner Robert Niblett,
Chris Engle, Monica Kwicklis, Gary Engle, Pat Collette and Vern Bailey.

bodies become healthier, their
minds are more focused and they
realize this is a way of life.
Students that made it to test
for their Black Belt in 2015 were:
January — Brody Brown, youngest, at age 10 years; March —
Todd Howard; April — Beau
Bailey; May — Ian Murphy;
June — Toby Davis; December
— Matthew McIntosh and #100,
Zane Lehman.
For 2016, my goal is to offer
moving meditation — Q. Gong

for our senior generation. If we
treat our body properly, our
body will fight off illness. Moving
streams stay clear while dormant
water becomes stagnant. Our
bodies are like water and need to
keep moving! This is non-impact
and very easy for anyone.
For information on this, please
call my cell, 486-1545.
I wish everyone health, harmony and happiness.
Respectfully,
Master Robert Niblett

Niblett’s Karate Studio

OPENING
Fri. April 29, 2016
HOURS: 7 Days A Week 4pm to 9pm

www.niblettskaratestudio.com

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Over one hundred years of tradition continue for Freeman family

Family Ice Cream, 7388 Turin Road, Lowville, offers a wide variety of
sweet summertime treats.

ith 26 years of
teaching comes
a few milestones
— Promoting
your first Black Belt — first youth
Black Belt attaining master’s
level at 5th Dan — promoting
first student to Master 5th Dan —
having a family all attaining their
Black Belts and having 100 students test for 1st Dan Black Belt!!!
My goal has always been, and
will always be, offering the benefits of Tae Kwon Do to as many
people as possible, offering them
the opportunity to realize their
own potential and letting them
see — whatever your mind can
conceive and believe, you can
achieve.
We always talk about this being our life and our body. Taking care of both brings a much
healthier and happier being.
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act,
but a habit.
Nothing is impossible to a willing mind!
To some, these are just words
— to a martial artist these are our
way of life.
Many students may start on
this path with the hope of attaining their Black Belt, but most will
step off for many different reasons. For those that continue,
the benefits are priceless. Their

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idrick Truck and Diesel Service, owned by Joel Widrick,
started in 2007 with solely
night and weekend hours.
“In 2008, I started working three days a
week, and, in 2009, I went full time on my
own and constructed my new 6,000 square
foot building,“ said Mr. Widrick. “I got started working in it January 4, 2010.”
The business is located on Route 26 in
Deer River.
“I work on Class 4 to 8 trucks and diesel
pickup trucks,” Mr. Widrick said. “I also
work on diesel engines, automatic and
manual shift transmissions and general repair. In addition, I work on skidders, dozers,
backhoes and excavators.”
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from
8 a.m. to noon. Give them a call at 493-1888.

Linda Lawton, Rob Chapman and Larry LaFlesh are ready to serve you at
Dutchman Auto Inc., located on Route 12 just south of Lowville.

Having car trouble? Give
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any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may
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nother year has come
and gone here at
Dutchman Auto. We
are going into our seventh year under the ownership
of Rob Chapman. He is the head
auto technician and has been
working in this field for over 20
years. He can diagnose almost
any issue you have, whether it’s a
check engine light or an electrical
problem, or even those mysterious noises you hear. There’s not
much he can’t figure out; he’s
very good at what he does.
Our other technician is Larry
Laflesh. Larry has been here almost two years and has been an
auto technician for about nine
years. Larry does a lot of our
transmission jobs; he also loves to
do brakelines! And pretty much
anything else that comes along.
Also, in our office, is our secretary/bookkeeper Linda Lawton.
She has been with us from the
beginning, Jan. 2010. She’s the
voice on the phone when you call
to set up an appointment for your
car repairs and maintenance. She
also will call you with an estimate,
if needed, and when your car is
ready for pick-up.
As always, our technicians
have been busy repairing and
maintaining our customer’s ve-

hicles. We welcome any new customers that have car problems to
come to our garage. We will diagnose the problem, give you an
estimate, if needed and get you
all fixed up and on the road in no
time. We continue to update our
tools and equipment. This past
year we bought a new tire changer, which is capable of changing
run flat tires. We also update our
high tech scanner yearly so we
can correctly diagnose your car’s
check engine light. We also continuously attend classes/seminars several times a year so we
can keep up with all the new information coming out.
Some of the services we provide are NYS inspections, full
service oil changes, scanner diagnosing, brake work, suspensions,
custom exhaust and much more.
We can also get most any tire, including Coopers, Goodyear, Hankook and many others; just let us
know what you’re looking for.
We are located at 7038 State
Route 12, Lowville N.Y., just one
mile south of Walmart on the left.
Give us a call at 315-376-9487 to
make an appointment. We’ll do
our best to get you right in and
fix your vehicle or give you an
estimate. We are open Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dutchman Auto Inc.

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or telephone
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7038 State Rt. 12
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(315)376-9487

Rob Chapman
Owner/Automotive Technician

[$500M+ asset size] in the “CU
Association/League or CUSO
Marketing” category for our
“Retirement Peace of Mind”
campaign, the “Electronic
Marketing” category with our
“Online and Mobile Banking
Upgrade” campaign and in
the “Community/PR Ongoing
Event” category for our “Salute
to the Troops” concert at MountainFest, Fort Drum.
AmeriCU offers a full line of
deposit and lending products
for both businesses and consumers [plus insurance and
financial planning] — with
low or no fees and great rates.
AmeriCU serves a nine-county
footprint [Cayuga, Cortland,
Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis,
Madison, Oneida, Onondaga
and Oswego counties] and offers 18 convenient office locations throughout Central and
Northern New York including
Lowville, Watertown, and Fort
Drum. Those who live, work,
worship or attend school in this
footprint are eligible for membership.

At AmeriCU, we offer a complete line of free electronic services so our members can do
their banking or communicate
with us at any time, from anywhere in the world. We offer
free online and mobile banking with mobile apps
for both iPhone and
Android, SmartDeposit
[deposit checks using your smartphone’s
camera], FinanceWorks personal financial management tool,
BillPay, Bank-to-Bank
and Person-to-Person
transfers, eStatements,
eAlerts and Text Banking, eReceipts, Apple
Pay and more. AmeriCU
is the only regional financial institution with
BIG BLUE Kiosks, which
allow members to complete
most routine transactions 24/7.
By accessing their accounts
[with or without an ATM card]
members can: deposit cash and
checks, print official checks,
withdraw cash, make loan payments, change their addresses,
stop payments on checks and
transfer funds between ac-

counts.
You see, we believe that the
individuals, businesses and
communities we serve are special and unique. That is AmeriCU’s “secret sauce” — we try to
understand their defining characteristics and we are
flexible enough to meet
their needs. Our members trust us to partner
with them at the most
important moments
in their lives — getting their first car, getting married, buying a
home, having children,
paying for college, retiring, etc. As a community credit union, their
success is our success.
Therefore, it is really important to us to keep the
best interests of our members,
our business partners and our
communities at the heart of our
decision making.
For more information please
contact Tina Lanier, Financial
Center Manager — Lowville at
1-800-388-2000, ext. 6051.
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AmeriCU is a smart choice for your financial needs

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lowing awards:
n AmeriCU was named 2015
Business of the Year in the Community Involvement category
by CenterState CEO;
n The New York Credit Union
Association [NYCUA]awarded
AmeriCU the 2015 Desjardins
Adult Financial Education
Award in recognition for our
work with the students, faculty
and staff at Onondaga Community College.
n AmeriCU was named one
of the Best Companies to Work
for in New York State for 2016
by the partnership of the New
York State Society for Human
Resource Management [NYSSHRM], The Business Council
of New York, Best Companies
Group, and Journal Multimedia
Corporation.
n AmeriCU received three
national “Diamond” awards for
communications excellence
by the CUNA Marketing and
Business Development Council. AmeriCU won the division

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amble Distributors Inc., 37231
State Route 3,
Carthage, has
been serving Northern New
York for over 64 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 numerous times. 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
Troy-Bilt Units to Dealers
throughout The State of New
York. Gamble Distributors
was also appointed the exclusive Distributor for Country
Clipper Zero Turn mowers
and Parts for the North East
United States.
Gamble’s wants to remind
everyone their retail store,
located at the same location,
carries the Polaris line-up

The showroom at Gamble Distributors Inc.

of snowmobiles, ATVs and
Rangers, and all accessories
to compliment your needs.
As the winter months wind
down keep in mind they carry
a complete line of Cub Cadet,
Troy-Bilt and the very popu-

lar Ariens snow throwers.
Plus they service everything
they sell, something the Big
Box stores don’t offer.
As our minds start to drift
towards warmer weather and
spring, the retail store will be

ready with a complete line of
lawn and garden products by
Ferris commercial mowers,
Country Clipper Zero turn
mowers, Cub Cadet, TroyBilt, Shindaiwa, Husqvarna
and Agri-Fab. And it won’t be
long before the spring boat
shows and the 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 will be on
people’s minds. Gamble’s is
proud to have won the prestigious Nautic Global Group
Godfrey Marine “Silver Sales
Award” For Outstanding

Achievement as a Nautic
Global Group Dealer.
The store offers parts, accessories and a full-service
department for all products
sold. Gamble Distributors,
with a staff of more than 25
people is ready to serve you
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5
p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.Noon. They can be reached
by calling 493-2270, or online at www.gogambles.com.
The Gamble family recognizes the hard work and dedication of their employees for
their success, and would like
to thank all their customers
for their business and support. Gamble Distributors
Inc., 37231 State Route 3, Carthage.

Creative Colors: Repair your upholstery instead of replacing it

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reative Colors Inreplacement fees by repairternational, the
ing worn and/or damaged
nation’s leading
materials.
on-site repair
“Everybody needs us.
and restoration franchise,
People have damaged
launched its most recent
couches right now and don’t
New York location in Febrealize that instead of buyruary in the North Country.
ing a new one, we can fix that
This is big news as more loand make it look like new,”
Tim Bush
said Tim.
cal business owners and
Tim has been a lifelong
cost-conscious residents
than ever before are seeking out alter- resident of Lowville, and worked in
natives to astronomical upholstering the energy business for 27 years becharges and replacement fees associ- fore starting the CCI franchise. Tim
ated with damaged possessions com- says he and his wife both believe Creposed of leather, vinyl, plastic and ative Colors stuck out immediately
fabric.
when they began considering entreThis rising local demand for cost- preneurship and franchise opportueffective repair and restoration ser- nities.
“Of course, one of the phenomenal
vices is what inspired husband and
wife team, Tim and Janice Bush, to aspects of the Creative Colors franopen the newest Creative Colors In- chise opportunity was the great reternational [CCI] location right here turn on investment as franchise ownin Northern New York. According to ers. However, we also really liked the
Tim, Creative Colors International’s fact that our employees would be able
revolutionary products and resto- to generate their own significant inration techniques will help local come potential based on hard work,”
customers save up to 90 percent on said Tim. “Additionally, I can’t say

enough about the best in class offered
by corporate. I have phone numbers
for the CEO all the way down to corporate trainers and I know any of
them are flexible and available at all
times to ensure no franchisees are
ever left with unanswered questions.”
The statistics suggest that repairing and restoring, as opposed to upholstering and replacing, can save
local business owners and residents
hundreds of dollars on any damaged
item. For example, the costs associated with upholstering any type of seat
can be very steep, ranging anywhere
from $120 to $450 per cushion. And
according to Terri Sniegolski, Creative Colors International’s CEO, the
commitment shared by all franchisees to help customers save money,
and deliver on the company’s “We

Can Fix That” philosophy, has been
the key catalyst for the company’s
expansion to 54 locations in 24 states
with 125+ mobile units since its initial
inception in 1980.
“We’re excited to open our next
Creative Colors location in the North
Country because we know Tim and
Janice share the same ‘We Can Fix
That’ attitude our other successful
franchisees possess,” said Sniegolski. “We are thrilled about our expansion in New York State because
we know the local business owners
and customers in the Northern New
York Community will be eager to repair and restore their possessions at a
fraction of the cost.”
Serving the automotive, commercial and furniture industries, Creative
Colors International offers afford-

able solutions for tears, holes, scuffs,
scratches and other types of damage
found on leather, vinyl, plastic or fabric through on-site repair, restoration, cleaning, dyeing and protection.
For local residents, this means Creative Colors International can repair
auto interiors, leather furniture, RV
flooring and boat vinyl, among other
things. Additionally, for business
owners, Creative Colors International can repair any upholstery found in
critical locations around the company, such as waiting rooms, examination rooms, restaurant booths, hotel
rooms and theater seating, among
others.
For more information on their Creative Colors International location,
please visit www.wecanfixthat.com/
watertown.

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Ready to meet your financial needs at the AmeriCU branch in Lowville are, from left, Nicole Lampman, senior
member relationship advisor; Michaela Gordon, senior member relationship advisor; and Tina Lanier, financial
center manager.

ay back in 1950,
a few civilian
employees of
Griffiss Air Force
Base threw $68 on the table and
formed AmeriCU Credit Union.
Since those humble beginnings,
we have grown to be in the top
2 percent of credit unions in
the country. Even though we’re
big, we try hard to stay true
to our roots as a communitybased, not-for-profit financial
cooperative. This is a very important distinction. Unlike a
bank, AmeriCU is owned by our
members, not by shareholders.
AmeriCU’s mission, therefore,
is not to maximize shareholder
wealth, but to improve the financial lives of our members
and our community. That is why
AmeriCU is so active locally. As
a community chartered credit
union, it is in our DNA to better
the communities we serve.
In this past year, AmeriCU
was honored to be recognized
on a local, national and statewide level by receiving the fol-

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Snow Belt Housing helps to provide ‘a home of your own’

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now Belt Housing provides funds to income
eligible county residents
with grants for home repair, provides rental assistance
to those who are homeless or at
risk of becoming homeless, assists first-time home buyers with
down payment and closing cost
assistance, and owns and manages affordable apartments.
Current programs and services
administered by Snow Belt are as
follows:
 Lewis County Housing Rehabilitation Program — Acting as
a sub-recipient of Lewis County,
Snow Belt assisted six households with repair assistance averaging $25,000 for windows,
plumbing, electrical, accessible
modifications, roof and foundation work last year. In addition,
two substandard mobile homes
were replaced with new Energy
Star homes. When completed,
the program will have assisted

21 low-income households, six
more than projected.
 Lewis County Direct Homeownership Assistance Program
— Also acting as a sub-recipient
for Lewis County, Snow Belt
helped seven first-time home
buyers purchase their first home
with grants for down payment,
closing costs and minimal repair
assistance averaging $24,464.
 Solutions to End Homelessness Program (STEHP) — This
program provides security deposits, utility assistance, rental
arrears and rental assistance for
those who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. During the past year, we
assisted 214 individuals in 86
households.
 Housing Management —
Snow Belt Housing owns and
manages 33 rental units in scattered sites throughout the county and manages 162 apartment
units for the elderly and disabled

Running Waters Creations
soon to unveil board game

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Snow Belt Housing board members in the photo around the table are: Michael Young, Nancy Fruin, Glen
Gagnier, Jeanne Wooding, Stephen Allen, the Rev. Christopher Carrara, Rocky Fawcett, Janette Vander Baan,
Dennis Mastascusa and Cheryl L. Shenkle-O’Neill, executive director.

in Lowville, Croghan, Lyons Falls
and Port Leyden in Lewis County, and DeKalb Junction in St.
Lawrence County. In August of
2015, Snow Belt also began managing Sackets Harbor Heights in
Sackets Harbor.
Snow Belt staff includes five
full-time and seven part-time
employees. Cheryl L. ShenkleO’Neill is executive director,
Kelly Clark is staff accountant,
Marilyn Murrock is rental prop-

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erty manager, Annette Harris
is STEHP case manager, Susan Kirch is intake coordinator,
Lorna Weber is file clerk, Patrick
Holland, Edward Russell and
Branden Bodah are maintenance
technicians, Kelly Bush, Amanda
Hoskins and Yvonne Conklin are
cleaning technicians.
Snow Belt is governed by a
voluntary board of directors. Michael Young serves as chairman;
Dennis Mastascusa as vice chair-

man; Glen Gagnier as secretary;
and Stephen Allen as treasurer.
The Rev. Christopher Carrara,
Jeanne Wooding, Rocky Fawcett,
Nancy Fruin and Janette Vander
Baan serve as directors.
Anyone interested in learning
more about Snow Belt’s program
is encouraged to call the office at
376-2639, during normal business hours or check the company’s website at www.snowbelt.
org.

Opening soon:
Bush’s Auto LLC

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ush’s Auto LLC, located at 9825 Main St.,
Croghan, is a father
and son run auto re-

pair shop.
With 56 years of combined experience, Michael Bush Sr. and
Michael Bush Jr. are ready to service and repair most models of

vehicles. Whether your vehicle
requires minor or major repairs,
give them a call.
Services include, but are not
limited to, tire repair and changes, diagnostic services, suspensions, tune-ups and oil changes.
They can be reached at 315534-5740.

Mike Bush, Jr. ~ Owner/Mechanic

OPENING SOON!

9825 MAIN ST., CROGHAN, NY • PHONE 315-534-5740

n the spring of 2011 an
idea for a board game was
formed. In the subsequent
years since, the board
game has been designed and a
limited number of games produced.
Anne B. Lehman is nearly
ready to unveil her initial offering: “The Volunteers of Toscania.” The goal of “Volunteers of
Toscania” is for each player to
build as many trails, huts, hospitals, schools and places of worship on the island nation of “Toscania” as they can, in order to
raise the living standards on the
island
Players do this by accumu-

lating assets for construction
through the roll of the dice, trading with other players or the luck
of Opportunity cards.
To add intrigue and a bit of
risk, there is a “scoundrel” that
may pilfer your construction assets.
The game board consists of
hexagon shaped tiles that fit together inside an outer border.
The advantage is that each time
the game is played a different
game board layout can be created.
Currently, the design play testing and a limited printing of the
game board and boxes are complete. It is now a matter of pro-

ducing the game components to
complete each game in order to
accumulate a stock of the game
to have for sale.
Anne also intends to offer a few
other games — “The Merchants
of Toscania,” “The Mariners of
Toscania” and the “Toscania 5-6
Player Expansion” — that may be
added to the original to increase
the size and scope of the game.
Plans are to have the game
business website up and running
in a month, allowing time for its’
design, and to produce a stock of
games to sell.
Games can also be purchased
locally by calling 315-836-8777
and speaking with Anne.

North Country Tax and Records:
We’re ready to go to work for you

Anne Lehman of Running Waters Creations.

It’s Here - Available Soon!

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otal Return, Inc., dba North
Country Tax & Records, is
proud to be participating in
this year’s Journal and Republican Progress Edition. The business is continuing to grow and prosper with the great support of our local
patrons.
Services offered by North Country
Tax & Records include business, farm
and personal income tax preparation
with electronic filing. We also provide
payroll processing, quarterly payroll
and sales tax reporting, new business
set up and consultation, day-to-day
bookkeeping duties, as well as Quickbooks setup and consultation.
Wendy Hoskins, accountant and
president of North Country Tax and
Records, is assisted in the office by
Tammy Point, who helps out with the
day-to-day operations of the business, and Lyn Cyr, who helps out with
receptionist duties during the busy
tax season.
North Country Tax & Records is
conveniently located at 6588 State
Route 12, about three miles south of
Lowville, with plenty of parking and a
friendly atmosphere.
We like to use the motto that, “We
treat each client as if they were our
only one.” Please stop by or call us at
376-4424 today to become part of the The staff of North Country Tax and Records consists of, clockwise,
North Country Tax & Records family. from front, Wendy Hoskins, Tammy Point and Lyn Cyr.

Total
Return,
Inc.
Doing Business As...
N ORTH C OUNTRY T AX
& RECORDS
4 miles South of Lowville, Rt. 12

376-4424

INCOME TAX PREPARATION
• ELECTRONIC FILING
• GENERAL BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
• COMPUTERIZED PAYROLL
• QUICKBOOKS SUPPORT
FOR INDIVIDUALS, FARMS & BUSINESSES
Wendy Hoskins

WWW.NCTRSI.COM

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OPEN SKY is thriving!

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PEN SKY Healing Arts
Center LLC, serving
the North Country
since 2001, is thriving! We are so proud to be a part
of this community, offering massage therapy and acupuncture.
Our dynamic team approach to
your health and well-being makes
us the top choice for your wellness
plan.
We now operate on a “BACK to
BASIC” format. We accept cash
and checks only. It is our intention to keep operating costs down,
and the price of massage sessions
affordable. All the therapists at
OPEN SKY are individual business
owners, working together under
the OPEN SKY roof to bring you the
best holistic choices in the area.
Therapeutic Massage is for stress
relief, injury recovery, chronic
pain, relaxation and health maintenance. OPEN SKY massages are

both therapeutic and relaxing.
Our beautiful commercial space
in Lowville on Route 12, has great
parking, accessible 1st floor entrance and six calming and private
treatment rooms. OPEN SKY does
about 80 massages per week; we
have the most talented and professional massage therapist in the
North Country. Many of our clients say we are “world class” and
they receive the best massages
here at OPEN SKY.
You can go to our website www.
openskycenter.com to “Meet the
Therapist.” Each massage therapist has a home page listing their
education, type of massage and
availability.
Acupuncture is also available
at OPEN SKY from Adam French,
L.A.c on Tuesdays.
Mindy Swinyer, LMT one of the
most senior therapists, at OPEN
SKY she offers relaxation massage,

Pictured at Jeb’s Restaurant at OPEN SKY’s year-end luncheon are, from
left, James Wilson, Sally Shaw, Taylor Dicob, Kathleen Merrick, Mindy
Swinyer, Jennifer Meny and Meghann Malik.

Prenatal/Pregnancy, Adirondack
Ritual Body Treatments and hot
stone massage. She works out
those tensions, knots, and kinks,
while soothing and nourishing
your stressed nervous system.
Sally Shaw, LMT, BCTMB
comes from a nursing background, and specializes in deep
tissue, Prenatal/Pregnancy and
Adirondack Ritual Body Treatments. She is introducing Doterra
Essential Oils for her clients. Her
focus is calming and detoxifying
achieving a combination of natu-

ral balance and tension relief.
Meghann Malik, LMT arrived
to OPEN SKY in summer 2015.
She offers a combination of techniques and pressures, deep tissue, Prenatal/Pregnancy and
traditional Swedish Massage.
Meghann is highly skilled in stress
relief massage and relaxation.
James Wilson, LMT arrived
summer 2015. His unique style
offers relief through Myoskeletal
Alignment Techniques [MAT],
pain relief to help clients move
and feel better. His very popular

deep tissue, muscle energy and
joint stretching techniques have
provided pain relief, making a difference and freedom from pain.
Taylor Dicob, LMT has made
a smooth transition, moving
her practice “Taylor Touch” in
Croghan to OPEN SKY. She believes massage is great for everyone as health maintenance, pain
management or relaxation.
Kathleen Merrick, LMT, owner
of OPEN SKY offers intuitive therapeutic massage therapy. Through
years of experience as a bodyworker, she is aware and sensitive
to subtleties of the energy systems
in the body, providing both deep
and relaxing massage.
Jennifer Meny, LMT, RN —
With a full and heavy heart, we say
“Farewell to Jen.” She has made
her decision to retire from massage therapy. Her wisdom, talent
and knowledge is respected by her
peers and her clients. We wish her
well on her next adventure! She is
forever a shining star of OPEN SKY!

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he Amish Connection in Copenhagen, is a
furniture and home décor store located on
Main Street [NYS Route 12], a short scenic
drive south of Watertown, and north from
Utica, Rome and Lowville.
We offer custom Amish furniture, decorative items
and gifts made by craftsmen and artisans in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Amish craftsmen have a reputation for building
heirloom quality products to include furniture and
other household items that withstand the test of time.
At the Amish Connection, we bring those Amish made
products to you directly from the Amish craftsmen
who make them at very competitive prices.
We offer a variety of handmade Amish furniture,
cabinets, rockers, beds, dressers and other products
for your home, cottage or as gifts. We have something
for just about every room in the house to include out-

door/patio furniture. You will find a fine selection of
other decorative items to meet your furnishing and
decorating needs including rugs, candles, wall hangings and pictures.
Want something that is a little different than what
we have in the store? We will custom order it for you.
Customers who visit the Amish Connection know it
is worth the short drive when they see the prices and
quality of the inventory we offer. Our products make
great holiday and wedding gifts, so register with us for
your wedding.
We are open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
[closed Tuesdays from January to March], Saturday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit us at amishconnectionllc.com for a preview of
what we have to offer, and you can e-mail or call us if
you have questions.

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nnovative Physical Therapy Solutions [IPTS],
316 Sherman Street, Watertown is proud to offer one-on-one personalized
care and a full range of physical therapy services for patients
throughout Northern New York.
Owned and operated by Cheryl
L. Howard, PT, Cert. MDT, IPTS
continues to see growth in the
number of patients treated and
the geographic area they travel
from for physical therapy services.
IPTS provides customized
therapy for the entire family;
children, parents, or grandparents. Time and expert knowledge, as well as hands-on individualized care, are what they
offer to their patients of any age
ensuring dedicated and focused
care and attention. Whether you
have a child in need of physical
therapy, you’re an athlete suffering from an injury, or a senior wanting to keep up with the
grandkids, their therapists are
trained in the most effective and
up-to-date therapy techniques.
Services provided by IPTS
include a spine program, postsurgical and neurological rehabilitation, and treatment for
chronic pain, arthritis, fibromy-

Johnna Covey MSPT provides care at Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions.

aglia, headaches, carpal tunnel
syndrome, and all types of injuries. The practice offers traditional and alternative hands-on
treatment including myofascial
release, kinesio taping, deep-

WE WANT YOU!
Christy Williams welcomes you to the Amish Connection, 9882 Main
St. [State Route 12], Copenhagen, where you will find an assortment
of Amish furniture, decorative items, gifts and quilts. Christy and
her husband, John, are the owners of the business.

Amish Furniture
9882 NYS Rt. 12 (Main St.)
Copenhagen, NY 13626
Ph./Fax 315-688-2569

• Heirloom Quality Furniture and Home Decor for Any Room
• Beds, Dressers, Rockers, Stools, Cabinets, Tables & Shelves
• Pictures, Curtains, Rugs, Throws, Bedding, Candles & Decorations
• Custom orders available; We have many styles & colors to choose from
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tissue massage and electrotherapeutic modalities.
Mrs. Howard is certified in the
McKenzie method of assessing
neck and back problems and
applying corrective actions and

proactive exercises for longterm benefits. Their gymnasium
includes rehabilitative exercise
equipment such as free weights
and treadmills. A Strong Seniors
Program combines advanced

therapies and fitness activities
to increase strength, mobility
and endurance for the elderly.
The practice offers nine private
treatment rooms, plus a gym/
multipurpose room to assist
them in providing the best treatment possible.
Recognizing that the financial/insurance aspect of healthcare is very important to their
patients, billing and insurance
filing is performed in-house, including easy to read statements.
They participate with most major insurances, including: Blue
Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare,
MVP, POMCO, RMSCO, RR
Medicare, Statewide, Tricare,
Martins Point, VA, and most
Workman’s Compensation and
Automobile policies.
In addition, they are pleased
to welcome their new next
door neighbor Feed the Soul
Nutrition, Inc., which offers a
wide range of unique nutrition
services aimed at improving
health, and maintaining overall
wellness. IPTS feels that nutrition is a key part of a person’s
overall wellness, and often important to the care they provide.
For more information on IPTS
or to make an appointment for
first-class care, call 786-0655.

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take time for you, YOU deserve it!

Lewis County Fair again hosting Fair Theme Contest

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he Lewis County Agricultural Society is
proud to announce
that the 196th edition
of the fair will be held Tuesday,
July 19, to Saturday, July 23.
The Ag Society is pleased to also announce an exciting contest
is being held that will allow fairgoers to submit their slogan for
this year’s fair theme. The winner
will be awarded a pair of weekly
grandstand passes. The theme
is typically a few words in length
and will be used as the theme for
the fair and its Tuesday parade.
Entries will be accepted until Feb. 29 by mail to the Lewis County Fair, P.O. Box 51,
Lowville N.Y 13367 or by e-mail
at lewiscountyfairny@gmail.
com. Please include your name
and telephone number with your
entry.
Entertainment at the 2016
Lewis County Fair will be high-

lighted 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 firemen’s parade. A gigantic
fireworks 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 five 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 and
is celebrating their 100 years

A Family Fair

LEWIS
COUNTY FAIR
July 19-23, 2016
Lowville, NY

FREE GATE

All Week

The Tradition Continues...
Beautiful grounds, exhibits, music, food, entertainment
and home spun hospitality await you for another year.
Invite your family and friends to a wonderful memory!

www.lewiscountyfair.org

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!

in operation in 2016. To commemorate this historic occasion, the Coleman Family is offering a wristband special on
Tuesday from 4 p.m. until closing for $19.16, when purchased
in advance online at colemanbrosshows.com. Wristbands
purchased on the grounds will be
$25.
Opening ceremonies are
scheduled to take place at the
main gate entrance on 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 2016. The 2015 Cheese Auction
turned a few Cheese heads with
its spirited competition.
Wednesday will be the first
of two children’s days, featuring a bicycle drawing, wristband
special and special events for
children. Wednesday evening
will feature the return of the four
wheel drive local truck competition in front of the grandstand.
The Entertainment Island will be
host to the Patti Stanford Band at
9.
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 to Entertainment Island at 9
where you can kick up your heels
to some good ole polka music.
Those of you in the grand-

stand last year on Friday evening
were treated to Canaan Smith
performing his number one hit
“Love You Like That.” Friday’s
night’s grandstand entertainment has yet to be signed, but expect another up and coming act
who will likely follow other country music stars like Eric Church,
Jake Owen and Randy Houser,
who all shared the stage at the
Lewis County Fair. Stay tuned.
Once again, on Saturday, the
annual demolition derby will be
held.
Harry Hambone and Shakin’
Bacon make their return to the
fair, along with other swine racers, when Rosaire’s Racing Pigs
take the checkered flag. This free
show has been a fair favorite for
many years and will once again
bring the “Ultimate In Pig Racing” to the grounds.
New this year will be another
lively animal act when Rowdy
Rooster brings his free show to
the fair. Rowdy will perform daily
and you will see him cruising the
grounds in his Rockin Rooster
Mobile.

FREE GATE
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 ongrounds 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
contact Gary Rosiczkowski, director [348-6621], Doug Hanno,

president [376-5333] or 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.

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FAIR BOARD
The Lewis County Agricultural
Society consists of four elected
officers: Douglas Hanno, president; Tim Bush, vice president;
James Randall, treasurer and Sue
Berrus, secretary. The balance
of the board consists of 20 directors, 18 associate directors and
eight 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 flower gardens, putting
up a display of American flags or
making improvements in preparation for the fair in July.
A major renovation project on
the fair grandstand began in 2004
and was completed in 2007.
The fair board, in 2008, became the owner of a portion of
the former Seeber property located on East Road and is working to develop this area into a
community park.
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
website at www.lewiscountyfair.org and follow them on their
Facebook page.
See you at the fair, July 19 to 23.

Randy Nicol Construction is ready to serve you. Shown, from left, are Jim
Bond, Randy Nicol, David Dorchester and J.R. Robinson.

Randy Nicol Construction
for your jobs, big or small

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andy Nicol built his
first house in 1972.
Fast forward to today,
and he is the owner
and proprietor of Randy Nicol
Construction LLC, employing
four people, three of which have
been full-time for 20 years.
Randy Nicol Construction
specializes in designing and
building custom homes, garages,
barns and additions, as well as
remodeling projects.
Randy Nicol Construction
is well versed in conventional
framing as well as post and beam
with high priority on energy conservation and passive solar.
This local business also has
experience with custom woodworking and cabinetry, boat

houses, boat lifts, docks, custom
stair systems and spiral stairs.
Randy Nicol Construction
builds two to three houses per
year, striving for quality, not
quantity.
Randy Nicol Construction — a
fully-insured business based in
Copenhagen — works in Lewis,
Jefferson and southern St. Lawrence counties. All jobs — big or
small — should start with a set of
plans, and Randy Nicol does his
own design work and plan drawing.
“We have built a reputation of
being honest with our customers
so they are friends after the job is
complete,” said Mr. Nicol.
Give them a call at 315-6882853 today.

elax, Rejuvenate and
Revive ... here at Elements we ask that each
and every one of you
take a moment, clear your mind
and breathe. With hectic schedules, long work hours, excessive
technology and lack of sleep, our
bodies begin to shut down. Our
bodies need a little quiet time.
Spending just ten minutes at Elements can help reboot your brain,
improve your concentration and
enhance productivity.
In February, we added the element of fire to our relaxation
room, giving clients a place to
unwind. Our warm and inviting
room is open to anyone in need
of removing themselves from
the stress of daily life. You do not
need an appointment to enjoy
this room, simply stop by, slip off
your shoes and curl up with a good
book by the fire.
The staff at Elements consists
of three stylists and three licensed
massage therapists. Our stylists,
Lori, Renee and Missy, continue
to improve their skills. With over
50 years of combined experience,
you can be assured you are in
good hands.
Our LMT’s, Amanda, Courtney
and Marji, are working together to
improve the health of the community. Massage therapy is not just
for relaxation. Our therapists work
with chiropractors, doctors and
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The welcoming staff at Elements Day Spa and Salon include, from left,
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Kraeger-Zehr, Courtney Kraeger and Marji Fitzgerald.

healthy muscle tone, aid in muscle
repair and shorten recovery time
from surgeries. Please feel free to
call us if you have any questions
about pain you are experiencing.
Sadly, our chiropractor, operating out of a room here at Elements,
has moved away. We now have a
space available to expand. We are
open to adding a small retail store
or another service related to our
business. If you have an idea of
what kind of business you would
like to see here, we would love to
hear your thoughts.
Our renovations here at Elements will be a never ending jour-

ney. We will continue to expand,
as needed, to accommodate our
clients. We look forward to enjoying the warm summer days on our
new porch as well as offering some
porch treatments to soak up some
of nature’s greatest “Elements.”
Everyone at Elements would
like to thank you all for your support and following us through our
transitions. It is truly our pleasure
working with you each and every
day!
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Local, year-round tax professionals at M.R. Gaebel, Inc.

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Clayton Yacht House

Otter Creek Bridge

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ubertine and Currier
is an architectural design, civil/structural
engineering and professional land surveying firm offering superior and affordable
services to residents, businesses
and governmental agencies in
the North Country and beyond.
Aubertine and Currier experienced a steady year in 2015, with
earnings reaching just over $2.5
million. Aubertine and Currier
is constantly looking for ways to
improve our services and offer
new products to our clients. In
2015, we had two of our professionals certified to perform as-

bestos and lead testing and design services.
Aubertine and Currier has
been working on some exciting
projects this year which include
the Clayton Riverwalk Phase 3,
FX Caprara Honda Dealership
and Thousand Island Land Trust
Otter Creek Trail. The Thousand
Islands Riverwalk Phase 3 is the
final phase for the historical
downtown upgrades. The walkway is handicap accessible, has
ample sight lighting and also replaced the deteriorating seawall
at the existing regional dock.
The FX Caprara Honda Dealership is a 37,000 square feet, two

story building. The dealership
will house 14 sales offices, eight
consultation offices and three
sales manager offices on the
first floor and nine offices and a
conference room on the second
floor, a 430 space parking lot and
a 13 stall maintenance shop.
The Thousand Islands Land
Trust Otter Creek Trail is a 1.4
mile walking trail through the Otter Creek property. Amenities of
the nature trail include a crushed
stone parking area, entrance sign
with kiosk, a steel cable suspension wood pedestrian bridge and
a two-story wooden platform
wildlife observations tower.

Over the past year, Aubertine
and Currier has been working
on the design and construction
administration for the Clayton
Yacht House. This mixed use
building will include a restaurant/brewery, multiple retail
spaces and ten condominium
apartments. The building is fully
handicap accessible with access
from both the sidewalk at street
level as well as a future public river walk. The exterior of the building was designed in a classical
style to compliment the historical nature of Downtown Clayton.
The project also features a large
terrace with restaurant seating

overlooking the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway.
Aubertine and Currier’s survey
department performed layout
services for the building and
sheet pile sea wall layout and pier
foundation layout for the site.
The civil engineering department designed and developed
the grading and utility layout for
the site. The commercial site development design included the
building to be connected to municipal water and sewer.
For further information on
our firm, please visit our website:
www.aubertinecurrier.com, or
call our office at 315-782-2005.

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The staff at M.R. Gaebel Inc.

in the country. “We realize our
client’s needs and we have the
experience to serve them in every capacity.”
“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. To often outside
agencies come in and offer ser-

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vices at cut rates and then increase their prices later on, as
well as a decline in service. In
today’s unstable financial atmosphere it is very important that
our clients have access to us,
and not just during tax preparation season. We are able to offer
a full array of tax and accounting
services at any time of the year.”
Mr. Rowe also emphasized how

his staff stays on top of the most
recent tax law changes. For example, this year the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care
Act [commonly referred to as
Obamacare] has a direct impact
on most taxpayers income tax filing. Mr. Rowe and his staff want
to make sure everyone is aware
of the implications and be prepared.

Small Business Payroll and
Record Keeping are an important part of the services offered
at M.R. Gaebel. “Small business
owners spend countless hours
each week doing payroll and recordkeeping, when they could
utilize that time on their business generating more income.
Our payroll services are an affordable, timely, local option to
make doing payroll and recordkeeping easier. 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? Errors can
result in unnecessary penalties
and interest owed. That is where
our trained staff can help. We offer a variety of services, ranging
from certified payrolls, year end
and quarterly reports, payroll
checks, payroll taxes, direct deposits, workers compensation
audits and more. The business
owner can pick which services
best fit their needs.”
To schedule an appointment
for individual tax services, or for
more information on small business accounting services, please
call 493-1862, or visit them at
their website, www.mrgaebel.
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Aubertine and Currier Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors
expands professional services to include environmental services

.R. Gaebel, Inc.,
27 Barr Street,
Carthage, sets the
standard of tax
and accounting services for businesses and residents of Jefferson,
Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
They specialize in offering their
clients personalized, professional, quality service together
with CPA expertise, knowledge
and experience, all at affordable rates. Together, Gary Rowe,
Owner/CPA and his staff have a
combined total of over 120 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. Gaeble Inc. offers a complete line of
individual services such as: tax
returns; income, sales, and estate tax preparation; representation before IRS and NYS tax
department; financial management and consultation; financial
planning; and farm and agricultural services. M.R. Gaebel has
the experience and knowledge to
maximize profitability and minimize taxes. They also have the
experience necessary to accommodate military families with
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you and your family. Your tax
return is a snapshot of your
financial health. It encompasses your
relationships, educational goals, health
care, retirement and other aspects of
your financial life. Will taking money
out of my IRA result in a higher tax bill?
Maybe you have a small business or you
are self-employed. There are many decisions you must make every day that
can affect your financial health. These
decisions involve health care, getting
ready for retirement, protecting your
assets and business expenses.
Everyone is different and has different needs, that is why, as an advisor,
Larry does not have a one size fits all
approach. Larry can offer a holistic approach to help you pursue your goals,
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Larry has a series 7 license to offer
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osh Pics Photography by Lori is a custom portrait photography business established in 2013. Lori Rhubart became
interested in photography when her son,
Dylan, and daughter, Eden, were babies. She enjoyed capturing their special moments and discovered that she had a keen eye to create the perfect
photo. Friends and family requested her photography services and Posh Pics was born.
One of Posh Pics Photography specialties is newborn photography. Lori states that the best infant
photography sessions must be scheduled within
the first 14 days of life. However, the best time to
conduct a photos session is within three and seven
days of arrival. The infant will be moved around
and scrunched into different positions so it is important that they are sleepy to allow them to be
handled and posed. Props are incorporated into Posh Pics Photography by Lori photographed Dr.
her photography to create unique photo sessions Josefina Tan-Domingo with the last baby she delivered
at Lewis County General Hospital.
for her clients.
In addition to infant photography, Lori also specializes in maternity sessions, children and fam- bart donated photos of Lewis County babies for a
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seniors to create the perfect senior portfolio that Lewis County Hospital Foundation. She was honmatches their unique personalities. Wedding pho- ored to photograph Dr. Josefina Tan-Domingo
tography is also another Posh Pics specialty. Lori with the last baby she delivered at Lewis County
feels extremely fortunate to capture the special mo- General Hospital. The Posh Pics Photography stuments of a client’s wedding day that will create last- dio is conveniently located at 7612 North State
Street in Lowville. However, Lori also conducts
ing memories for the couple.
Lori photographed the doctor portraits at both many of her photo sessions on outdoor locations
Star Lake and Lewis County General Hospital. She selected by her or her clients. For more information
also coordinated and photographed a 2014 calen- on pricing or to view the Posh Pics Photography
dar fund-raiser for the Hand In Hand Early Child- portfolio, please visit the Posh Pics website at www.
hood Center. Each themed month featured groups poshpicsbylori.com, the Posh Pics Photography by
of children from the center. Additionally, Mrs. Rhu- Lori Facebook page or call 1-585-356-8153.

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Also offering:
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• Senior Portraits
• Children & Family Portraits • Wedding Photography

Please call to schedule your Easter mini session.
Saturday, March 19th
$60 plus tax. Includes 5 to 7 images and disk.
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Volunteer Transportation Center ... Driving the extra mile!

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From the Volunteer Transportation Center are, back row, from left, John Exford, Judy Colton,
Sam Purington, Darius Reed, Melissa Saffin and Luanne VanBrocklin. Middle row: Kathy
Birth, Janelle Longton and Jennifer Cross-Hodge. Front row: Carol Gardner, Jan Wainwright
and Lydia Lloyd. Missing from photo: Linda Maney and Darin Keggins.

Jefferson and Lewis county residents. In
late 2013, the organization added a second office to serve St. Lawrence County in

Canton.
Drivers log an average of 359,937 miles
per year for more than 12,236 trips across

the North Country and greater New York
State. This equates to just over 17,000
hours each year. This means the VTC is expected to see an increase in the number of
miles driven and trips offered by our generous drivers in the coming months.
The VTC relies on the generosity of volunteers who are trained and certified to
fulfill this mission. Each driver must submit an application of interest and pass
extensive background checks. Once the
driver has completed all paperwork and
participated in orientation, they can hit
the road.
Typically, programs are funded entirely by community donations, grants
and fund-raising events such as the North
Country Chili Cook-Off, Hits for Rides
Youth Baseball Tournament and the 50
Bird Shoot. These fund-raising projects
help the VTC reimburse their volunteer
drivers for miles driven.
If you are interested in giving back to
the community and have a few hours free
each week, consider becoming a volunteer driver. If you would like to become
a volunteer driver, call John Exford, program coordinator, at (315) 376-3777 or if
you would like to make a donation, visit
www.volunteertransportationcenter.org.

Ph.: 315-376-3525 • Fax: 315-376-4136

Hairport Hair Designs: a full service salon

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ocated in New Bremen,
on State Route 812,
Hairport Hair Designs
is a family run professional hair salon ready to meet
your needs. The salon started in
the hands of Renee Duflo in 1980
and is currently operating under
daughter, Brittney Duflo.
“The opportunity to re-open
my mother’s salon had always
been a career path I wanted to
take.” Completing two degrees
[Bachelor’s, Oswego 2007; MBA,
University of Phoenix, 2009], I
chose to attend cosmetology
school with the end goal to be

Hairport Hair Designs is located on State Route 812 in New Bremen.

closer to home and run a business
in a field that is enjoyable and rewarding. Finishing the program

in early 2013, I remodeled and
updated the existing salon with
the help of family and friends. I

V.S. Virkler & Son Inc.:
No job too big or small

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roviding NYS DOT approved aggregate and
concrete materials,
V.S. Virkler & Son Inc.
has been locally owned and operated for 70 years. With first rate,
quality materials and top notch
customer care and a service area
extending over multiple counties in Northern New York, we are
pleased to say that we are rolling
into 2016 at full speed!
We were involved in many
projects this past year. Some of
those include the towers for the
new Lewis County 911 system,
the Van Amber Road bridge replacement, local business expansions as well as some local
farm expansions. We also saw a
growing interest in our decorative landscape blocks again this
year. One of the larger block projects was in Henderson Harbor,
located on Lake Ontario. These
walls make a beautiful addition
to your home’s landscape.
In early 2015, we began laying
the groundwork to erect a solar farm for V.S. Virkler & Son’s
electrical needs. With our first
chosen location not working
out, we then chose a location on
Route 12 South in the town of
Martinsburg for our solar farm.
In late 2015, we broke ground
on the land which will be home

reopened the salon in June 2013
under the same existing name.
Throughout the years, Hairport Hair Designs has established
a positive reputation based on
quality, service, professionalism
and a deep knowledge of our profession, products, and industry;
making a great partner for your
hair and skin needs.
Hairport Hair Designs is a full
service hair salon featuring an
Italian color line and a variety
of essential products for all hair
types and needs, facial waxing,
paraffin hand dips, special occasion up-do’s. The services offered

continue to grow thru the years.
Some of the newest additions include: tanning and manicures,
featuring the shellac polish. They
also offer airbrush makeup application, which provides flawless coverage by minimizing skin
imperfections while giving skin a
beautifully natural finished looking result. It is water resistant and
lasts 20+ hours or more.
The salon is handicapped accessible. For more information or
to book an appointment, call 3763223, www.hairportdesigns.com
or like us on Facebook: Hairport
Hair Designs.

Hairport hair Designs

376-3223
For an Appointment

Duflo Airport • 8369 State Rt. 812, Lowville
hairportdesigns.com

Locally owned and operated serving...
A portion of the wall built in Henderson Harbor.

to a 200KW solar farm with approximately 700 panels and will
provide V.S. Virkler & Son with
all their electrical needs. We expect to complete the project in
late spring 2016 with the help of
Fourth Coast out of Clayton.
Owners, Joe Virkler, Timothy
“Sam” Moore and Morris McIntosh, would like to acknowledge
the loyal contractors and especially the farming community,
to whom we are very thankful
for their business. Also, we wish
to thank the 40 dedicated full
and part-time employees that
work hard every day and the local
community for their continued

support. Joe, Sam and Morris, as
well as the rest of the VSV staff,
look forward to another year of
serving our customers and community.
Call our office at 376-2713 and
talk to Brownie to schedule your
delivery of concrete and aggregates or stop by one of our quarries to pick up a load of stone
for your driveway or sand for
the kids. You can also visit our
new updated website at www.
Virklers.com to help you start
planning any upcoming projects
you may have.

NORTHERN ONEIDA • LEWIS
• SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES

Ready Mix Concrete
Driveways • Sidewalks • Bunkers

Sand • Stone • Gravel
• Limestone Products
376-7022 • 942-4292
P.O. Box 669, Lowville, NY

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any of us take the freedom
of hitting the open road,
whether for business or
pleasure, for granted. Just
hopping in the car and going whenever
the need arises is a luxury. However, many
individuals in the North Country might
not have reliable transportation to medical appointments or maybe it is a matter of
economics and rising gas prices.
The Volunteer Transportation Center,
Inc. [VTC], established in 1991, drives
thousands of miles each year, assisting
community members in Jefferson, Lewis
and St. Lawrence counties. Over the last
20 years this essential non-profit organization has provided rides to health care
appointments, grocery shopping and
other destinations for residents. The staff,
board of directors and volunteer drivers
look forward to a time when transportation to community activities and services
is accessible to all North Country residents, regardless of economic or special
needs. But for now, the mission drives on
— striving to provide essential transportation for North Country residents who have
no other transportation alternatives.
The main office of the VTC is located at
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Lunch at Mike’s Pig Pen in Watertown worth the drive

Moncrief
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ooking to have a mouthwatering lunch? Take a drive
to Mike’s Pig Pen in Watertown. You will not be disap-

“Dedicated to providing quality, value and timely service.”

R. Stephen Moncrief, Jr., PLS
PLS #049819

pointed.
Mike’s Pig Pen, owned by Michael
Cornell, is located 18938 County
Route 165/Outer Washington Street,
by the car dealerships. Just look for the
huge pink pig on the roof.
The business is going on its third
year of operation. The facility is very
clean and welcoming.
When you walk through the door,
you will be greeted by Michael, who,
besides being the owner, is the fabulous cook. Melissa, the waitress, will
greet you with her warm, friendly
smile.
The business is open year round.
The menu offered is “dog gone”
great food — hamburgers, cheeseburgers [fresh hamburg daily], Hof-

Phone: (315) 376-8444
Cell: (315) 486-0307
7650 North State Street / P.O. Box 249
Lowville, NY 13367
Email:moncrief2@aol.com
Website: moncriefsurveying.com

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Employees at Buckingham Hardware and Great Outdoors include, front row, from left, Cody O’Donnell,
Tari Lyndaker, Steve Stogsdill and Chad Hirschey. Back row, Tarren Farney, Jarrett Aubin, Ben Roggie, Matt
Kilionski, Jordan Boliver, Todd Buckingham and Deb Kennedy.

Buckingham Hardware and Great
Outdoors: where work meets play

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uckingham Hardware & Great Outdoors, 9801 Main St.,
Croghan, features four
fully stocked floors where you
will find everything from nuts
and bolts, plumbing and electrical supplies, hunting, camping
and fishing items, live bait, a variety of boots including Muck,
Kinco Gloves and so much more.
They now feature a full line of
Valspar paint and Cabot stains,
plus free samples to choose from
and all supplies for your painting
jobs.
An unveiling of a new and
remodeled Lawn and Garden
Department will be held in the
spring of 2016. The department
will feature many new products.
Buckingham Hardware has
the knowledge and tool certification of power and air tools, kerosene heaters, pneumatic tools as
well as many others. They can
perform the monthly maintenance for you or get parts and
repair as needed. Free estimates
are available before repairing.

Can’t find what you’re looking for in the store? Just ask one
of their friendly employees and
they will be more than happy to
order it for you. Most items arrive
within a few days. Since a large
part of their business is special
orders, Buckingham Hardware
has become the go to place for
those hard to find items.
The Rewards Program = FREE
money. Besides free cash, membership has other benefits: invitations to customer appreciation
days, special events and a gift
card on your birthday. According to Chad Hirschey, general
manager, Buckingham Hardware paid out more than $25,000
in 2015. Stop in and ask how you
can become a member of this
elite program that allows you to
earn cash back.
Their company motto is
“Where Work Meets Play,” and
if you spend any amount of time
in the store, you will experience
where the two meet. If you have
never been to Buckingham Hardware, we invite you to stop in, gr-

ab a bag of free popcorn and ask a
member of our customer-friendly team to show you around. You
will be glad you did.
Todd Buckingham, owner, believes the store’s appeal is that it
has remained true to its nature
as a service-oriented neighborhood store, where the staff still
cuts and threads pipe and sells
it by the foot, makes duplicate
keys, does custom cuts for glass
and plexiglass and sells nails individually, not just in packages.
Buckingham Hardware &
Great Outdoors takes pride in superior customer service! Their 11
PRO team members are trained
to serve your every need. Chad
Hirschey states, “We value our
customers and welcome new
ones.”
Check us out at www.buckinghamhardware.com or on
Facebook; phone 346-6039; fax,
346-1504; e-mail: buckhdwe@
frontiernet.net.
The store is open Monday
through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7
p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

mann hot dogs and coneys, sweet
sausage [toppings are offered for an
additional charge], hand-cut french
fries, onion rings, chicken tenders,
“hot homemade” soups daily, assorted beverages and coffee. No alcoholic
drinks are available.
Select specials are offered: Tuesday through Friday — fresh “homemade” pulled pork sandwich with a
side of coleslaw; for all you fish lovers
— available Thursday and Friday —
“hand breaded” haddock sandwich.
Prices are very reasonable and
quick service is provided. Take-outs
are available or you can eat in.
Mike’s was rated 3 1/2 forks out of
5 by a food critic that stopped by to
sample the menu.
As soon as the warm weather arrives, the deck will be open for outside
seating.
You will see a 1940 Amish-made,

John Deere tractor on the deck. The
tractor churns the homemade ice
cream in the tractor, which has two
churns and a large belt. Three flavors
will be available, served in a bowl —
chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Ice
cream floats will also be available.
Looking for a place to host an event
or a meeting? Contact Michael at 2566586. Mike’s Pig Pen has plenty of
parking.
Looking to host a cook-out? Mike
can prepare rotisserie chicken and/or
pig. Give him a call for details.
Business hours are: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Future plans will be to extend hours.
Michael would like to thank the
many folks who have stopped in and
patronized the business. He appreciates people driving down and hopes to
Mike Cornell, owner of Mike’s Pig Pen in Watertown.
continue seeing many new faces.

Monnat’s carries wide variety of
groceries and locally-made items

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onnat’s Country
Store-IGA Express is located
on Main Street
in the village of Croghan.
Monnat’s carries a variety of
groceries including a full line of
IGA products that offer exceptional quality and value at everyday low prices. Lean ground
beef and ground round is made
fresh daily; they make their own
pan sausage, jerked beef and
jerked pork; Paulie’s Jerked Pork
is available May through September or by special order. They
carry a variety of beef, pork,
poultry, produce, dry goods,
health and beauty aids, Jane
Martin’s donuts, locally-made
maple syrup from Black Creek
Farms, Great Lakes cheese curds
[delivered every Thursday],
and a large variety of bedding
plants, perennials and hanging
baskets that arrive each spring,
just in time for Mother’s Day.
Copies of their four-page
weekly advertising circular are
available in the store. The Neighborhood IGA Express Advertising Group continues to offer affordable prices that offer weekly
savings for their customers.
Monnat’s Country Gifts carries locally-made items includ-

~ OPEN YEAR ROUND ~

LOOK FOR THE HUGE
PINK PIG ON THE ROOF!

315-256-6586
18938 Cty Rte 165
Outer Washington St.
Watertown, NY

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MONNAT ’S
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“The Country Store You Can Depend On”

Some of the many items found at Monnat’s Country Store and Monnat’s
Country Gifts, Main Street, Croghan.

ing Amish hand-made quilts, soy
candles, soaps and lotions made
by The Blue Bird, table runners,
placemats, towels, wreaths and
decorative items from Linda’s
Patchwork, primitive and decorative country items, Billy Jacobs framed prints, and a large
selection of greeting cards,
including Leanin Tree cards.
Monnat’s Country Store/
Monnat’s Country Gifts is lo-

cally owned by Jerry and Carol
Schneeberger. They look forward to their 21st year in business and wish to thank all their
customers for supporting their
local grocery store located in the
heart of their community.
The store is open Monday
through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6
p.m.
Debit and credit cards are accepted.

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Falls Pharmacy: Serving Northern New York for three generations

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Some of the high-quality woodwork crafted by Hilsinger Woodworking and Design. Give
owner and custom cabinetmaker Nathanael DeGeorge a call today at 376-9442.

Pictured is another example of Hilsinger Woodworking and Design’s high-quality
workmanship.

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ilsinger Woodworking and Design has
been serving Lewis County and Northern New York since 2010. It is owned by
cabinetmaker Nathanael DeGeorge, who
attended the New England School of Architectural
Woodworking in Easthampton, Mass., and worked as
a cabinetmaker in southern Maine and Upstate New

York before opening Hilsinger Woodworking and Design in West Martinsburg.
In an age of automation and disposability, we are
dedicated to true craftsmanship, building high-quality
woodwork to last generations. We have the privilege of
designing and building all aspects of fine woodworking from kitchen cabinetry to restoration millwork

and take pride in bringing both simple and complex
projects to reality. We work closely with our clients
to incorporate their needs and ideas into the finished
product.
Honesty and integrity are the cornerstone of our
business, and we are happy to be part of Lewis County
and the north country.

Custom
Cabinetry
Welcome to Hilsinger
Woodworking & Design, a
full-service woodworking
shop perched atop upstate
New York’s Tug Hill Plateau
specializing in cabinets and
other elements of
architectural woodwork.

Solid Surface
Countertops
Fine Furniture
Restoration
Millwork

3772 Rector Road, Lowville, NY
315.376.9442
www.hilsingerwoodworkinganddesign.com

Ph.: 315-376-3525 • Fax: 315-376-4136

helium balloon filling, fax services and a coin operated copy
machine.
The pharmacy offers durable
medical equipment sales and

rentals [including wheelchairs,
walkers, canes, commodes, etc.],
colostomy supplies and a large
selection of Natures Bounty vitamins. A blood pressure machine

is available, free of charge. Looking for a hard to find item? Just
ask the courteous staff who will
be happy to special order an item
for you. The pharmacy encour-

Do something nice for yourself with a
visit to The Haircut Company & Day Spa

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Nathanael DeGeorge - Owner & Custom Cabinetmaker

Employees at Falls Pharmacy in Lyons Falls include, from left, Casey Flynn, Nick Fayle, Travis Edwards, Makayla
Skiff, Lori Farquhar and Brianna Flynn.

ages you to check out our prescription prices. All major insurances are accepted.
We also encourage you to stop
by and visit the Pharmacy Museum, located in the lobby behind
the pharmacy. Curated by former owner and pharmacist, Roy
Hammecker, the museum consists of memorabilia and collectibles acquired throughout the
lifetime of the pharmacy. There
are also items on display from
the old soda fountain, which was
originally in the pharmacy when
it was located on Center Street in
Lyons Falls.
Lori would like to take this opportunity to thank her employees for their hard-work, dedication and friendly customer
service. She would also like to
thank her valued customers for
their continued loyalty and patronage. The Falls Pharmacy
looks forward to continuing the
serve the North Country for many years to come.

hen I [Michelle
Davoy, owner]
opened The Haircut Company, it
was out of convenience. I chose
Croghan because my son was in
school and then if anything came
up, I was there. Ten years ... where
did it go?
Now, I’m so happy to introduce
the rest of our family and the services we offer: Michelle Wolff is
with us part-time. You can reach
her at 771-0940. Samantha Duffer
can be reached at 771-9637. New
to our family this year is Mallory
Flynn, 777-0017. Jessica Zehr has
added new services to her massage therapy menu and can offer
doula services. Her appointments
can be made at 486-9593. My
number has stayed the same, 9217503. You may call, text or reach
us by Facebook at anytime.
We are offering just about everything, from cuts and color
to smoothing and permanent
curling, hair extensions, custom
make-up blends made just for
you, special occasion applications
and makeup parties all offered

with Motives Custom blends, integrated massage and advanced
aesthetics. My skin care offers
much more than just a relaxing
facial, including acne treatments,
hydrating and firming, microdermabrasion, sun and age spot
removal, chemical peels, permanent hair reduction and waxing.
Let’s not forget about pedicures
and manicures with Schellac polish changes.
We’d like to extend a thank you
to our customer families for be-

ing with us so long and welcome
our new family members we are
about to meet in the near future.
If you are driving by our Main
Street, Croghan, location and notice the sign, “The Haircut Company & Day Spa,” and “open” sign
on, stop in! We still take walk-ins.
You can find us on Facebook for
specials.
Making your next appointment
is easiest by calling or texting any
of us, using our numbers above.
We can’t wait to hear from you.

McAlpine St. • Lyons Falls • 348-8121
“Your Hometown Pharmacy & More!”
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Carlton Cards • Russell Stover Candy
• Yankee Candles • Jewelry & Gifts
• Fax & Copy Service • Western Union
• Newspapers • Local History Books & More!
File Processing

The Haircut Company
& Day Spa
Full Service Family Hair Care
Massage & Advanced Aesthetics
MAIN STREET - CROGHAN

PHONE: 315.921.7503

Lori Farquhar Owner
Open Daily

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Hilsinger Woodworking and Design for true craftsmanship

or three generations
the Falls Pharmacy
has proudly served
Northern New York. A
family run business, owned and
operated by Lori Farquhar RPh.,
Falls Pharmacy is located at the
corner of McAlpine and Cherry
streets in Lyons Falls. Hours of
operation are Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The pharmacy encompasses a
large gift section, which includes
Yankee Candles, Adirondack décor, primitive home décor, Russel Stover candies, North Country books, Melissa and Doug toys
and much more. To complement
the gift section, there is an extensive selection of greeting cards,
gift wrap, bags, bows and party
supplies. Gift wrapping is offered
free of cost. We also carry school
and office supplies.
Other services provided on the
premises include UPS shipping,
a Kodak photo printing kiosk,

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North Country Family Health Center makes sure health care
and dental care are available to everyone in the Lowville area

Staff at the North Country Family Health Center medical/dental and WIC clinic at Lewis County General Hospital
in Lowville include, seated, from left, Morgan Carroll and Sarah Amelio. Standing, Michele Ross, Jill Guiles,
Stacey Houppert, Yong Chang DDS, Erin Kolb, Rosetta Landis, Bea Waldron, Jennifer Torres and Karen Ritz.
Missing from the photo is Anthony Longo DDS.

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orth Country Family
Health Center [NCFHC] is a not-forprofit organization
that operates Federally Qualified Health Centers [FQHCs] in
Watertown and Lowville. The
agency’s mission is to expand
access to quality healthcare for
everyone, with special attention
to uninsured and underinsured
populations.
NCFHC provides care that is
convenient and comprehensive, offering adults and children
medical, dental and WIC services
at their offices in the rear wing of
Lewis County General Hospital.
 NCFHC offers high quality,
patient-centered healthcare to
anyone who needs it, no matter
what their insurance coverage or
income;
 NCFHC sees any patient, of
any age, who needs care;
 NCFHC sees patients with
insurance and those without;

 NCFHC offers an incomebased, sliding fee to patients who
are not covered by insurance.
This reduced fee can also be applied to charges for underinsured patients — those with high
deductibles and co-pays;
 NCFHC is accessible to patients, showing a commitment to
removing barriers to care for all
patients.
“Every day in our waiting
rooms I see the value of our
model of healthcare,” said Joey
Marie Horton, NCFHC executive director. “When individuals
have a place to go for regular care
that is accessible and affordable,
they can focus on prevention and
stay healthier. Offering medical,
dental and WIC services at one
location is convenient for our patients and promotes the patientcentered, integrated care that is
part of our model and our mission.”
Services at NCFHC-Lowville
include:
 General primary care including treatment of illness and
injury, immunizations, well exams, basic GTN services
 Preventative and restorative
dental services
 WIC services for women
who are pregnant, infants and
children — including nutritious
food, nutrition education and
breastfeeding support
 Assistance with finding and
enrolling in affordable health insurance
The Family Health Center accepts all patients regardless of
their insurance status and welcomes individuals covered by
private insurance, military insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and
managed care plans. An incomebased sliding-fee scale for those
without insurance is also offered
to ensure that health and dental

care is available to anyone who
needs it.
NCFHC’s Lowville office also
houses the WIC Program. WIC
improves the health of pregnant
women, new mothers, infants
and children by giving families
nutritious food, nutrition advice,
tips for staying healthy, recipes
and resources for growing families WIC also offers special support for mothers who choose to
breastfeed.
To receive WIC foods, families
need to meet income guidelines.
WIC guidelines are generous
and many working and military
families qualify [for example, a
family of four qualifies for WIC if
their annual income is less than
$44,863].
WIC staff also travel to make
the program available across
Lewis County. WIC clinics are
held regularly in Lowville, Lyons
Falls and West Carthage
NCFHC-Lowville is open
Monday through Friday with
dental appointments offered
until 6 p.m. Medical appointments are available Tuesdays
and Wednesdays, with additional days and hours to be added
as patient need grows. The WIC
office is open during business
hours Monday through Friday,
with extended hours available for
working families.
Additional information is
available by visiting www.NoCoFamilyHealth.org or by calling
NCFHC’s Lowville Medical/Dental Office at 315-376-4500, or the
Lowville WIC Office at 315-3766427.
In addition to their new
Lowville location, NCFHC operates a Health Center at 238 Arsenal St. in Watertown and schoolbased health/dental programs in
the Watertown, South Jefferson,
Alexandria Central, Copenhagen
and Lowville School Districts.

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have the opportunity to advertise their
products and services in the chamber’s monthly newsletter, the Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide,
Fall Foliage Drive-It-Yourself Tour
Booklet, Visitor’s Guide on our website and on our Proud Member Banner. The chamber continues to provide inexpensive ways for our chamber
members to advertise as inexpensively
as possible. Consider placing an ad
in the Lewis County Visitor’s Guide.
These guides are distributed to Kirkwood, Preble, 1000 Islands Tourism
County in Alex Bay, Barneveld, Route
81, Old Forge, Beekman Town, Lake
Placid, Lake George, Franklin County, Hamilton County, mile marker 33
North in Sloatsburg and 65 North at
Plattskill, Oswego County Tourism Office, Plaza Visitor’s Center in Albany,
Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga Chamber,
West Henrietta, Yates County Chamber in Penn Yan, mile post 127 north
and south in New Baltimore, the Convention Center in Ithaca, Greater Olin
Chamber and the Greater Watertown
Area Chamber. They are also displayed
at eight travel shows in New Jersey,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Western
New York, Fort Drum and the National Car Show in Syracuse. Over 50,000
copies of this guide are handed out annually.
The Proud Member Banner is anoth-

er inexpensive way to advertise your
business. The banner is at every event
and the cost is a mere $200 for the year.
Co-op advertising is also available.
Take advantage of our bulk mailing
permit. There is no charge to use the
chamber’s permit. Anytime you have
a mass mailing of 200 pieces or more
qualifies you to use the bulk mail permit. Using this permit will possibly cut
your mailing cost in half.
As a chamber member, you have
the opportunity to be one of the various sponsors for specific events and
dinners. By being a sponsor, you are
included in the newsletter, press releases, and have the opportunity to
speak at the dinners about your business. This is great exposure for a small
investment.
Chamber members receive two free
listings in the bi-annual publication
— you are listed alphabetically and by
category. These guides are distributed
throughout the county to chamber
businesses. Stop in and pick some up
for your office and refer to these guides
when looking for services offered in
our county.
Take advantage of the opportunity
to man the chamber’s booth at the
Lewis County Fair or the state fair.
Manning the fair booths is a no-costto-you way to advertise your business.
We pay for your parking and your entrance fee. This is a great opportunity
for you to talk to people about the
county and your business, hand out

your brochures, and showcase your
business without the expense of having your own booth.
All chamber members receive a free
listing on the chamber website. Free
links are provided to those chamber
members who have a website. The Adirondacks Tug Hill tourism website is
viewable on smart phones. Also, the
chamber offers the “lodging finder”
free for lodging establishments. Visitors that are arriving in the area can
check on their phone for what establishments have rooms available. Our
website is receiving over 26,000 visits
per month. Another great way to promote your business. We are very excited that there is a summer and winter
app available for free for smart phone
users. These apps have all of our recreation-related materials on them, such
as hiking trails, horse trails, restaurants, lodging and much, much more.
The chamber provides education
and training seminars — we host seminars throughout the year designed to
educate business owners and their
employees on programs available to
them. We partner with Jefferson Express, who offers the classes. If you
have a seminar that you would like us
to consider holding, please give me a
call.
The chamber partners with the Stephen C. Foy agency to bring affordable health care to Lewis County businesses and their employees. Electrical
Savings Programs are also available as

Colleen’s Creekside open 7 days a week

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olleen’s Creekside is
owned and operated
by Colleen and Keith
Wheeler. The business
is located on Route 177 in Barnes
Corners.
We offer gas, kerosene, diesel
fuel, groceries, cigarettes, deli
products, sub sandwiches, burgers, pizza, coffee, soda, cappuccino, ice cream, beer and ice,
along with various other store
amenities.
We have a limited supply of
snowmobile and ATV parts and
a selection of clothing, including plenty of gloves, face masks
and neck warmers to help keep
you warm in the snowmobiling
months.
We are open Mondays through
Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
Fridays and Saturdays from 6
a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

the chamber partners with the Great
Watertown Chamber of Commerce to
bring their Electrical Savings Program
to our chamber members.
The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce works closely with the NYS
Small Business Development Center, Jefferson-Lewis Employment and
Training, Lewis County Industrial Development Authority, Development
Authority of the North Country, Tug
Hill Commission, local snowmobile
clubs, North Country Alliance, the
Tug Hill Adirondack ATV Association,
individual ATV clubs, Lewis County
Economic Development, Adirondack
Regional Tourism Council and many
other agencies.
Lewis County Chamber provides a
very informative monthly newsletter
on local businesses, new members,
events and activities in the area — another opportunity for advertising your
business. Be the monthly sponsor and
be featured on the front page, or purchase a full page insert.
We hope that this reminder of what
the chamber benefits are, is beneficial
to you. If you are not already a member, sign up today and take advantage
of the opportunities to promote your
business.
As always, we are looking for volunteers to help out in the office and when
we are doing mass mailings and working events. If you have some space
time and want to get involved, give us
a call 376-2213.

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Lewis County Chamber of Commerce:
NOT your typical chamber of commerce
fit from our Business After Hours.
Consider hosting a Business After Hours at your business. Many
attendees comment on the great
business contacts that they have
made during the evening. This
is a great event to showcase your
business. Maybe your business
is not suitable to hold the event;
team up with another business
and partner for the evening. If
you would like to discuss ideas
about hosting a BAH give us a
call.
The chamber refers chamber
businesses to hundreds of people who request tourism, relocation and general information
each year. We display brochures
and business cards for walk-ins
to pick up or for us to include in
mailing packets. Another great
opportunity to market your business.
Advertising in chamber publications — Chamber members

See CHAMBER, Page 97

Lewis County Chamber of Commerce officers are, in front, president Tina
Lanier; middle, treasurer Jim Schlieder and second vice president Mary
Lou Deminck and, back, secretary Tammie Lambert. Missing was first vice
president Jackie Mahoney.

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ete Newell has over 35
years of professional
engineering and computer experience. He
has been providing expert computer service and high quality
computer equipment to residential, business, and local government customers in the Black River Valley, western Adirondacks
and eastern Tug Hill regions
since 2000.
Pete started his professional
career by earning an electrical
engineering degree from Rochester Institute of Technology,
and has worked as an engineer at
Calspan Advanced Technology
Center, General Electric Radar
Systems and Lockheed-Martin
Aerospace.
Along the way, he was one of
a handful of engineers chosen to
attend a special TRP Engineering Masters program at Syracuse
University, and was the only nonteacher chosen by the National
Science Foundation to participate in the New York State Technology Education Network initiative.
While working as a radar test
and design engineer for GE and
Lockheed, he also earned a master’s degree in vocational-technical education. He subsequently
became an instructor for principles of engineering, information
technology management, and
other technical subjects, and
was awarded permanent teaching certification by the New York
State Education Department.
Not only can Pete take care of
all your computer installation,
networking, repair, service needs
and supply you with a high quality reliable new computer with a
five-year warranty and local support, he can actually provide real
“tech support” and training.
Pete is also active in the community. He is the volunteer coordinator of the Lewis County
Emergency Communicators’
Group [see www.lcecg.org], holding the official positions of ARRL
Amateur Radio Emergency Service Emergency Coordinator and
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency
Service Radio Officer for Lewis
County, as well as section emergency coordinator for Northern

New York. He also maintains and
operates his own HF radio equipment as a member of the United
States Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS), which
provides backup and emergency
communications support to all
branches of the military as wall
as other national, state, and local
agencies. He has previously held
positions of emergency services
officer and communications officer with Civil Air Patrol.
As you might have gathered
from his volunteer service, Pete
has been an amateur radio operator for over 30 years. His call sign
is KC2WI. He holds the highestclass license [Extra], achieved by
passing an exam equivalent in
technical difficulty to the commercial first-class radiotelephone license exam required for
broadcast engineers.
Affordable Technical Solutions is primarily a computer
service business, but Pete has
a broad electrical engineering
background and is also available
to assist you with non-computer
technical problems. While he
does not maintain a full electronics repair facility, he can diagnose
and repair many common equipment problems.
Many times, just having a
knowledgeable technician look
at a situation can turn hours of
frustration into a quick fix. Having trouble connecting your tablet to your WiFi, or setting up your
new TV, stereo or telephone? Difficulty following a complicated
technical manual? Can’t understand the technical jargon or instructions provided by so-called
“customer support” representatives on the phone? Pete can help.
In fact, one of the advantages
of buying your new computer
from Affordable Technical Solutions is that you won’t have to
deal with incomprehensible instructions from someone in a distant call center. Instead you talk
to Pete in Glenfield, who speaks
English, knows your system and
knows you personally.
Having worked on all brands
of computers, Pete has chosen
to sell only the best high quality
computers, built and backed by
the number one custom system

builder in North America.
Rather than just selling you
something that happens to be on
the shelf but possibly outdated,
Pete’s Nexlink computers are
built specifically to meet your
needs, using only the latest high
quality components. This assures
you of the best performance, reliability, and long-term value.
Some local businesses have been
running his installed systems day
in and day out for over close to 10
years without a problem. If there
is a problem, Pete will still talk to
you even after the warranty is up
without immediately requiring
the purchase of a service plan.
Try that with a computer you
bought from the discount store
or online.
Pete can also assist you with
setup and transfer of information
from your old computer, whether
or not you buy your new one from
him. Most of the time, he can recover information from the old
one, even if it is not working.
Speaking of your old computer, Pete encourages you not
to give up on it so quickly. Many
times what appears to be a major problem is actually easily repairable. Computers don’t really
become “obsolete” as quickly as
you might think. Most older computers are still perfectly useful for
many tasks. Before you just throw
the old one out, give Pete a call.
He might save you a lot of money.
Even if you have your heart set
on a new computer, your old one
might be worth fixing just to have
as a backup or to allow multiple
users in the household or business to have access to the Internet or other applications at the
same time. If you’re not interested in having it repaired, Pete will
recycle it for you after ensuring
secure deletion of any personal
information.
If you are on a tight budget,
Pete generally has good used
computers available. Unlike
something you might pick up at
a yard sale or thrift shop, from a
want ad, or off the Internet, you
won’t be buying someone else’s
problems. Pete’s pre-owned
computers have been professionally cleaned, refurbished,
updated and optimized for im-

proved performance and security; and come with a limited warranty.
Unlike some “computer guys”
that come and go or may do some
computer building and fixing as a
sideline, Pete has been providing
Affordable Technical Solutions
to local customers as a full-time
profession for many years. He
concentrates on helping his customers, rather than as a hobby
business to fit in around another
job.
Pete’s computer and technical services include installation,
preventive maintenance, repair,
upgrades, system optimization
and customization, back-up solutions, data recovery, data conversion, wired and wireless networking, website development,
consulting, training and general technical support. He works
Windows PCs and Macs, and utilizes the latest top-rated diagnostic software and equipment from
Micro 2000, CTC, Acronis, Apricorn, HBCD, Avira, Symantec,
PowerQuest, Webroot and other
leading companies.
Pete may be able to help you
resolve minor problems over
the phone. If you download his
remote support connection
software, he can “remote in” to
your computer to fix many others. Pete offers on-site service as
well as economical carry-in shop
service. His hours are flexible to
meet your business needs, with
evening and weekend service

possible. Priority and emergency
service, as well as pick-up, delivery and setup are available. By
prior arrangement, customers
may also drop off or pick up items
at other locations.
Pete is dedicated to helping the
local community use and understand technology. He writes the
weekly technology column that
appears in three north country
newspapers including the “Man
vs. Machine” column in the Journal and Republican.
Although he has concentrated
on computer service and sales
over the past few years, his LewisFirst.com website is still available
as a resource for the community,
providing small businesses an
economical way to get on-line
with a basic website. LewisFirst.
com also provides free listings to
businesses and community organizations, free classified ads and
computer tech information.
Pete maintains websites for
several small businesses and organizations, and is administrator for Facebook pages as well.
He can help you with a Facebook
page or set up a low cost website
for your business, as well.
You can reach Pete Newell/
Affordable Technical Solutions
at 376-8879, or by e-mail at solutions@atspn.com. For more
information, contact him or
check out his websites solutions.
prnewell.com and www.LewisFirst.com.

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The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce board and employees include, front row, from left, Jerry Haenlin,
John Foster, Ross Wachowski, Jim Schlieder, executive director Anne Merrill and Tina Lanier. Middle row,
John Exford, Kristen Aucter and Mary Lou Deminck. Back row, administrative assistant Emily Munger,
Tammie Lambert and Jeremiah Papineau. Missing were board members Jamie Nakano, Jackie Mahoney,
Blaine Campany and Crystal Rupert.

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e are the Lewis
County Chamber with over 500
business and individual members. We are also
the Tourism Promotion Agent
for Lewis County, marketing
Lewis County through a number
of travel shows and fairs. We are
the sponsor of the Lewis County
Leadership Academy that provides individuals with the knowledge and opportunities to become leaders and volunteers in
their communities.
We also partner with many of
the non-profits, assisting them
with their events that help the
citizens of Lewis County, such as
the United Way with the school
supply and food drive, Department of Social Services and their
foster care and adoption program and the Homeless Tree initiative or the Salvation Army with
the kettle drive and old newsboys
drive during the holidays.
Our chamber members bene-

Affordable Technical Solutions offers you reliable
computers and friendly, local, professional service

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Are you spending your limited advertising dollars the best way?

BCA Architects & Engineers continues to expand its reach

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hristopher 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, St.
Lawrence and now Oneida
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 biggest question he is
asking potential clients the
last couple of years is, “Are
you really spending your
limited marketing dollars in
the most effective manner?

Chris Lorence speaks on marketing to an entrepreneurial
training class at SBDC in Watertown.

It frustrates me to no end to
see small businesses spending money on the same old
methods…just because
they always have, or a representative from a media
source convinces them it is
the best way to go. Instead of
stepping back and REALLY
looking at where and how
is the best way to reach the
customers they really want,

they just either don’t have
the time to really look at it,
or maybe need an outside
source to help them. Sometimes it takes a neutral party
such as myself to give them
that outside review, which I
am more than happy to do,
with a no cost consultation.
I especially want people to
think out of the box and look
at more modern methods

like the internet, and Facebook and social media…
once again all based on the
demographic they are trying to reach.”
Advertising continues to
be a major part of their business. “Many of my clients
have tried some hit-andmiss 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
to think of me as a member
of their team, which can
help get things done.”
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.
“Websites are one of the
most demanded services for
us this past year. Every business should have a website.
The internet is how people
find you, or find out about
your business or services,
and we offer a user friendly,
cost effective website package. One reason for the
boost in business is we offer
the ability for the business
owner to be able to change
and update their site themselves. That way they can
keep their costs down…but
we are here if they need us.”
Another aspect they have
made significant 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.”
The bottom line is that
so many people think they
can do their own marketing, and I give them credit
for trying…but I can almost
guarantee them that we can
maximize their efforts and
show them some things
that they might not know.
A free consultation would
be worth their time! Christopher A. Lorence Public
Relations and Marketing
Services is located at 110
South School Street (above
Fuller Insurance Agency).
For more information visit
www.chrislorence.com, or
call 783-2539.

Simpson Fuels: Serving our north country customers since 1991

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impson Fuels was established in November 1991 by Wesley
[Jim] and Mary K.
Simpson.
The
company
was founded on the principles of
doing business in a manner that
put honesty and fairness to their
customers in the same priority as
making a profit. Their only marketing tool was word of mouth
from satisfied customers. That
being said, the growth of Simpson
Fuels under their directive was
quite remarkable.
On July 1, 2014, Simpson Fuels
was acquired by Gerhard Munger

Simpson Fuels is located at 455 S. Washington St., Carthage.

of Lowville. He has over 30 years of
experience in the fuel oil and propane industry and also has been

successful as a propane retailer in
Lewis County during the late 1980s
to mid 1990s. Gerhard and his

wife, Nancy, managed Gemgas (a
propane company) with the same
principles that the Simpsons ran
Simpson Fuels. He was quite surprised to discover how many of his
former Gemgas customers were
now customers of Simpson Fuels.
Existing employees, Lori Bowhall, Tamar Astafan, Mike Woodward and Kirk Thomas, are still
with the company. New additions
are Nichole Wilmert C.S.R., and
Billy Gokey, fuel oil driver.
We have recently upgraded our
computer system and soon our
customers will be able to view and
track their account online. Online
payment will also be available in
the future.
For those customers who prefer

to make your payment in person,
you may visit our office at 455 S.
Washington St., Carthage N.Y.
13619. The office is open 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 12
p.m. on Saturdays during the winter season.
Simpson Fuels delivers Propane, home heating fuel, diesel
fuel, farm diesel, regular and non-e
gasoline to customers in Lewis, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.
Customers that purchase home
heating fuel and kerosene can take
advantage of our 10 cent per gallon discount if they pay at the time
of delivery or within 10 days of the
delivery [credit approved customers]. Budget plans are also available.

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CA Architects & Engineers is pleased to
announce they have
named five new Partners and one new Associate to
the firm. The new partners are
Scott Duell, AIA; Jeff McKenna,
PE; Travis Overton, AIA, Gregor
Smith, PE and Corey Reid, PE.
Michael Altieri, PE has been
named an Associate of the firm.
These new leaders have demonstrated their constant professionalism, depth of experience,
personal drive and dedication to
the firm.
The firm also added 18 new
positions since last year and expects continued, but measured,
growth this year, especially
across their regional offices. The
Ithaca, N.Y. operation has grown
from a staff of two at the beginning of 2015 to a staff of eight

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today. They concentrate primarily on public education clients in
the Central and Southern New
York regions.
The firm is currently engaged
in a broad range of unique and
innovative projects in its three
primary markets of Education,
Local and State Government,
and Healthcare. One of those
ongoing projects include a LEED
Silver Facility at Robert Moses State Park in Massena. This
facility houses its Administration, Park Police, Vehicle Maintenance and a Park Manager’s
Residence.
In the Education sector, the
firm has completed dozens of
five-year facilities evaluations
studies for their existing and
new K-12 clients across the state;
these studies generally lead to
many future capital construction

improvements.
In local healthcare, the firm is
engaged in a significant multimillion dollar renovation and
addition to the Samaritan Hospital Complex in Watertown, N.Y.
and is working on campus-wide
additions and renovations to
River Hospital in Alexandria Bay,
N.Y.
In State Government, the firm
recently secured its fourth term
contract for design services with
the NYS Office of General Services. Local and State Government
continues to be a growth market
and several of the firm’s recent
staff hires were specific to that
market area.
The firm is also newly exploring the Hospitality Market and is
designing several Marriott Hotel
projects, including a first in the
nation Generation 6 “Courtyard

by Marriott” Prototype. This is
being developed in the Greater
Philadelphia, Pa. area and also a
LEED designed project “Fairfield
by Marriott” in Charlottesville,
VA.
In the Lewis County area, the
firm recently designed a new
parking lot for Lewis County
DSS, which was subsequently
awarded an Environmental Facilities Corporation — Green Innovative Grants Program [GIGP]
grant for the project. The project
included porous asphalt pavement and sidewalks, bio retention facilities and tree plantings
to provide water quality benefits
to Mill Creek.
BCA knows that 2016 will be
another exciting year. The firm
anticipates continued growth in
its core markets, plans for exploration into other markets, and

the development of additional
business lines. For example,
BCA Construction Managers, a
new business division launched
in 2014, now serves clients in
the K-12 and local government
markets. They are planning to rebrand this year to accommodate
those various new markets and
business lines.
A new website will be
launched this spring and will feature the firm’s new philosophy of
“Consider it Done.” A sentiment
that reflects the firm’s strong
commitment to serve its clients
and the community first and
foremost, for anything they may
need.
BCA Architects & Engineers is
excited for what is to come and is
planning ahead beyond 2016 to
better serve the community and
their clients.

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Monnat & Son Plumbing and Heating in its 46th year

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A to Z Liquors
7377 UTICA BLVD • 376-6115

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to Z Liquors, located at 7377 Utica Blvd.
in Lowville, has been owned by Michael
and Bethany Mathys since March 2015.
Mike and Beth were both born and
raised in Lewis County and are committed to making this newly-remodeled liquor store the place you
can find all of your favorite wine and liquor. If they
don’t carry a specific product, they will take your
request to get exactly what you’re looking for.
As you walk into A to Z Liquors, you get the sense
of a friendly, small town atmosphere, as you are
greeted upon arrival. It’s not uncommon for customers to compliment the new decor, the pleasant
aroma or the classic rock music softly playing in the
background. You will immediately notice the fullystocked shelves holding several new items and an
extended wine selection to browse through. There
are several sales every day on a wide selection of
products, as well as seasonal products and promotions.
Always wanting to support local businesses, A
to Z carries products from local vineyards, such as
Tug Hill Vineyards, Coyote Moon Vineyards and
Thousand Islands Winery. Every third Friday in the
spring and summer, you are welcome to come to
the store and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting.
An informative representative will be there to offer
samples to everyone who enters the store. Paired
with cheese and crackers, it’s a laid back, pleasant
atmosphere to enjoy the different tastes of the selected wines.
If you’re having a party, or just want to stock your
wine cellar or liquor cabinet, A to Z Liquors offers
discounts on buying in bulk. You can order a case
of wine and automatically receive a 15 percent dis-

and oil furnaces, Newmac woodoil combination furnaces and
Benjamin wood boilers. Give us a
call to clean and repair your boiler
or furnace.
We are trained, equipped and
experienced in the design and installation of radiant in-floor heating systems. Our distributor is
Wirsbo. Wirsbo pex tubing carries
a 30 year full warranty. Radiant
in-floor heat can save from 10 to
40 percent on heating costs. This
heating system will work with any
hot water source.
We are able to design and install your complete plumbing,
heating, air conditioning and refrigeration needs. There is no job
too big or too small.
We do offer 24-hour emergency service.
In the fall of 1994, John Hoppel
joined Monnat & Son Plumbing
and Heating as their refrigeration
and air conditioning technician.
John has completed a course at
Technical Careers Institute in
Windsor, Conn., and is a licensed
technician. He also completed
a two year residential electrical

course at Lewis County BOCES.
In August 2004, Jason Monnat
joined the Monnat & Son team as
a licensed technician for air conditioning, refrigeration and heating. Jason completed his course
of study at the University of North
Western, Ohio. Jason has also
completed the electrical technology course at Lewis County BOCES.
In June 2005, Jeffrey Monnat
joined the Monnat & Son team
full-time and has been working
part-time since 2000. Jeffrey has
completed the Computer Aide
Design/CAD program at Lewis
County BOCES.
With Jason and Jeffrey, we are
in our third generation of the
plumbing and heating business.
In November of 2015, Nicholas Mattimore joined the Monnat
team as a licensed technician for
air conditioning, refrigeration
and heating. Nicholas completed
his course of study at the University of North Western, Ohio.
Nicholas has also completed the
electrical technology course at
Lewis County BOCES.

Relax and enjoy a good meal
at jeb’s Restaurant in Lowville

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Owners Michael and Bethany Mathys welcome you to
A to Z Liquors at 7377 Utica Blvd. in Lowville.

count, or a case of liquor and get a five percent discount. A to Z Liquors offers gift items and Bethany
will personally arrange a beautiful gift basket specific to your request. There are unique gift bags,
wine openers and wine stoppers if you’d rather
prepare your own gift for someone special.
Please come visit the new owners at A to Z Liquors and see for yourself the new, charming store
with a big selection of your favorite beverages. The
store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m., with extended summer hours on Fridays
and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from May to
August.

wned by Emerson
and Jen Lehman
Metzler, jeb’s Restaurant, is located at
5403 Shady Ave., Lowville.
jeb’s employs 40 full and parttime employes. The general
manager is Jeremy Kelly [11/02];
kitchen manager, Jessic Heise
[11/02] and front house manager, Mandy Sauer [8/03].
In business 13 years, the restaurant offers dine-in, take-out,
corporate/business catering services for lunch and dinner. They
also served breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.
jeb’s has a full bar with multiple televisions and a banquet
room that can be used for private
parties.
During the past year, new
booths were added in the front
dining room.
The Metzlers plan to continue to upgrade the interior of

Pictured are, in front, Michael and Vanessa Monnat. In back, from left,
Jason Monnat, Nicholas Mattimore, John Hoppel and Jeffrey Monnat of
Monnat and Son Plumbing and Heating.

We feel blessed to have John,
Jason, Jeffrey and Nicholas on our
staff.
Vanessa is in charge of keeping the office running smoothly
with the secretarial and bookkeeping duties. She completed
the advanced business machines
course at Lewis County BOCES.
Contributing to Monnat’s suc-

cess are the people who work with
them and their valued customers.
Monnat & Son Plumbing and
Heating can be reached at their
office at 346-6183 or at home at
346-1213.
At this time, Monnat’s would
like to say thank you to all their
valued customers. Without you
they would not be a success.

PLUMBING, HEATING &
REFRIGERATION
Radiant Floor Heat • Water Systems
Electrical • Septic Service

Stop In And See Us At Our
NEW LOCATION

MONNAT & SON
Main Street, Croghan • Owner: Michael C. Monnat

or

ON CALL 24 HOURS A DAY!

Jen & Emerson Welcome You!
Management at jeb’s Restaurant in Lowville includes, from left, kitchen
manager Jessic Heise, front house manager Mandy Sauer, owners
Emerson and Jen Metzler and general manager Jeremy Kelly.

the building, with new booths in
the remainder of the restaurant.
They strive to provide great food,
great service and great times all
of the time.
Their hours are Monday

through Thursday from 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10
p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They
can be reached at 315-376-6029
or Jebkelly@frontiernet.net.

Open: Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm; Friday 11am - 10pm;
Saturday 8am - 10 pm & Sunday 8am - 8pm

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A to Z Liquors offers customers large
selection in a welcoming atmosphere

onnat & Son
Plumbing is located on Main Street,
Croghan, in the
former Hall’s ATV building. Store
hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Customers
can purchase products for repairs and do-it-yourself projects.
Please stop in and see us.
Monnat & Son carry a complete line of plumbing and heating materials. Services that are offered include plumbing, heating,
air conditioning, refrigeration,
electrical, natural gas piping,
septic cleaning and installations.
We are equipped to sell and service Goulds and Grundfos water
pumps, install complete bathrooms and undertake plumbing
repairs and replacements. Some
of the brand names are Kohler,
Aker and Gerber.
Our line of kitchen, lavatory,
tub and shower faucets is Moen
and Wolverine Brass.
In our heating line, we have
Triangle Tube condensing boilers, Utica gas and oil boilers, Armstrong and Williamson hot air gas

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Creating health happy smiles is mission of new dental practice

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The staff at A Happy Smile Dental Office.

Happy Smile Dental Office is
now accepting new patients
at their Route 26 location in
Great Bend, just outside of
Fort Drum. The practice and location
is new and not so new, all at the same
time. A Happy Smile Dental Office has
just completed the transition from the
former Fondak Dental Office to the new
dental practice under the ownership
and direction of Dr. Andrew Nguyen.
Dr. Nguyen had worked alongside Dr.
Jeffrey Fondak since April of 2015.
Dr. Nguyen earned his Doctor of
Dental Surgery degree from New York
University, College of Dentistry in 2001.
Dr. Nguyen has practiced dentistry in
California and New York. Before joining Fondak Dental he worked as a contract dentist on Fort Drum serving our
soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division
for the past ten years. “I was honored
to serve those who bravely serve our
country. I moved on to work with Fondak Dental Offices because I love the
challenge of serving the larger and more
diverse families of the North Country,”
Dr. Andrew Nguyen states. With the
opening of the new practice, Dr. Nguyen has welcomed Dr. Jemin Lee to the
practice. Dr. Lee earned her Doctor of
Dental Medicine [DMD] degree from
Tufts University of Dental Medicine,
Massachusetts in 2005 and was commissioned by the U.S. Army to serve as
a Captain/Army Dental Officer for Ft.
Drum, New York. Dr. Lee was honorably discharged from the US Army in
2008, where she continued to serve our

soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division
for seven more years. Patients will feel
at ease with Dr. Lee as she is well known
for her gentle nature and quality of care.
Dr. Lee states, “Smiling is my favorite
exercise. One of my favorite Korean
proverbs is ‘Smile! You will get good
luck in return!’ I want to help you get
your best smile [and good luck, too].”
A Happy Smile Dental Office offers a
full complement of dental services for
the entire family, children to geriatrics,
ranging from: Cleanings, Cosmetic,
Crowns and Bridges, Dentures [Full and
Partial], Extractions, Fillings/Sealants,
Implant Restoration, Occlusal Guards
[Night Guards, Athletic Guards], and
Root Canal Therapy. The office will be
accepting and billing most insurances
and are currently participating with
Delta Dental, MetLife, and United Concordia. More insurances are added continuously, check with the office for an
updated list.
A Happy Smile Dental Office has a
strong connection to Fort Drum and
the families of the brave men and women who serve at Fort Drum. Because of
their close proximity to the Post, they
are proud to have so many family members as patients. In addition, because
they are a new practice and they are accepting new patients, the wait time to
get an appointment may not be as long
as you may experience when contacting
other practices. Please call the office at
315-493-9393 for more information. Of
course Emergency Care is always available.

HOMES REALTY: bringing
J&H
Farms/
people and homes together

Firewood has
premium-cut
wood for sale

H

OMES REALTY is
celebrating their
first anniversary in
business this year.
With the help of our great team
of agents, and our clients who
entrusted us to help them with
their buying and selling needs,
2015 was a huge success. Over
the last year, we have appreciated the words of encouragement,
and support from family, friends
and the community. With eight
agents on staff, we at HOMES REALTY have the goal of “Bringing
People and Homes Together,”
and hope to continue to do so for
many years to come.
We understand the process of
selling and buying can be stressful, and aim to make the transaction as smooth as possible. When
using a HOMES REALTY agent,
we ensure that we will assist each
client from the beginning of the
process until the end. We don’t
just want to sell you a house, we
want to find you a home.
We are excited to see what
2016 has in-store for us, and we
look forward to expanding our
clientele while striving to finetune ways we can make HOMES
REALTY even better than the previous year.

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Carol Lehman, Tyler Lago, Donna Loucks, Katie Harvey, Courtney Malone,
Brenda Malone, Steve Malone and Gayla Roggie of HOMES REALTY.

Feel free to stop into our office to talk about your real estate
needs. We are located at 7724
West State St., Lowville N.Y.
13367
If you’re looking to buy or sell,
feel free to give us a call. We will
be glad to meet with you and discuss your real estate needs.
Call our office at [315] 3774147 or one of our experienced
agents at:
n Brenda Malone: [315] 4081008;
n Donna Loucks: [315] 771-

6990;
n Tyler Lago: [315] 559-3028;
n Gayla Roggie: [315]2228804;
n Courtney Malone: [315] 4088177;
n Steve Malone: [315] 4084947;
n Katie Harvey: [315] 2667900;
n Carol Lehman[315] 3766278.
We look forward to working
with you!

n October of 2015, Jeff
and Hope Foy bought
Gary Beller’s firewood
processor and they are
working closely together to
provide Lewis and Jefferson
counties with premium cut
firewood.
With Gary’s logging experience, expertise and guidance, they currently have
around 1,500 face cord of logs
and 200 face cords cut, split
and stored inside.
As we head into next year’s

burning season, people can
count on us having split firewood ready to go and stored
under cover, with large sliding doors for excellent seasoning conditions. For the
folks who like to buy ahead
we will cut right off the log
pile.
Face cord amounts that
are purchased are guaranteed and the Foy’s aim for
same day delivery. They welcome the opportunity to earn
your business.

Firewood
315-771-8341

WE WANT YOU!
IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve
your space

TODAY!
Carthage Republican Tribune

Wood is stored inside and is available year-round

Jeff Foy • 315-771-8341

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Roggies’ Flooring Center Roggies’ Flooring begins 11th year

315-376-8166

5809 Number Four Road
Lowville, NY

www.roggiesflooringcenter.com

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm • Saturday 8am to Noon
• CARPET
• WOOD
• CERAMIC
• VINYL
• LAMINATES
• AREA RUGS
• MANY ITEMS IN STOCK
• PROFESSIONAL SALES & INSTALLATION
MEMBER OF

Ben & LouAnn Roggie
Will & Dawn Roggie

Staff members at Roggies’ Flooring Center Inc., 5809 Number Four
Road, Lowville, are, back row, from left, installers Jared Martin and Greg
Widrick. Front row, co-owners Ben and LouAnn Roggie, secretary/sales
clerk Lizzy Bruce and co-owners Dawn and Will Roggie.

timates and measuring for your
project needs.
We at Roggies’ Flooring want
to take this opportunity to thank
the community for their overwhelming support in making our
tenth year a great success. As we
come into our 11th year of business, we look forward to serving
you with any of your flooring
needs, so stop in and check out

our exclusive flooring center.
Roggies’ Flooring Center Inc.
is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 8 a.m. to 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 website www.
roggiesflooringcenter.com. Also
check us out on Facebook.

Efficient service at Mike’s Appliances
February 2016 Special

Whirlpool® 24” Dishwasher
with AnyWare™
Plus Silverware Basket
• Energy Star® qualified
• AnyWare™ Plus silverware basket
fits in 3 places.
• AccuSense® Soil Sensor
• 1 Hour Wash Cycle

Sale Price

419
MIKE’S APPLIANCES
$

FREE DELIVERY & SETUP

7604 State Street, Lowville, NY
Sales & Service 376-7316

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ike’s Appliances
opened in September 1982 when
Mike Purvines
bought Purvines Electric from
his father, Larry Purvines. Larry
owned and operated Purvines
Electric since 1950 and continued to work until August of 2004.
He passed away in September
2004 and is sadly missed.
Mike’s Appliances features a
full line of Whirlpool appliances. They are the only franchised
Tech-Care service and dealer
in the county. Mike will service
all major appliances, including refrigeration. In addition to
Whirlpool, they carry the full
line of Kitchenaid, Amana and
now Maytag appliances and offer
complete warranty and out-ofwarranty service on all the products they sell. Free delivery, set
up and removal of old appliances
is also offered.
In 1988, Mike’s brother, Larry
Jr., joined Mike’s Appliances.
Mike and Larry Jr.’s sister, Janet,

The crew at T.F. Wright and Sons Granite Foundry includes, from left, Brian Miller, Tanner
Widrick, Stephen Peck, Tina Ainsworth, Amy Gruner, William Wright and Richard Young.
Employees at Carthage Fibre Drum Inc. include, from left, Dale LaVine, Michael Beach, Brian
Ashley, Steve Smith, Julie Wheeler, Donald Beach and Amy Gruner, with company mascot,
“Jack.”

T.F. Wright & Sons Granite
is here for your granite needs Carthage Fibre Drum: serving

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.F. Wright & Sons Granite
Foundry has been in business
for 18 years, offering a wide
range of monuments, mausoleums, field lettering and cemetery work.
They also have 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 make
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 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The office can be reached at 493-2963 or
493-2965. Also, a second location is at the
corner of Spring Valley Drive and Brookside Drive in Watertown.

Granite...

the paper industry since 1985

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arthage Fibre
Drum, Inc.,
purchased in
1985 by the
late Timothy Wright, is a
converter of chipboard
and corrugated products,

serving the fine paper
industry along with the
picture frame industry
throughout the Northeast.
Products are made
from recycled chipboard

and are either sheeted,
laminated or die cut to
various sizes and thicknesses. The end use is for
protection of large rolls of
fine paper and packaging
for frame products.

Carthage Fibre Drum, Inc.
Paper Board Converter

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 Coasters, Cheese Boards, Clocks, Thresholds,
Window Sills and Casings for Windows/Doors • Special Occasion Gifts
• Memorial and Monuments
Corner of Spring Valley Drive and Brookside Drive in Watertown

14 Hewitt Drive
Carthage, N.Y.

315-493-2730
Fax 315-493-6818

Janet, Mike and John at Mike’s Appliances are ready to help you.

joined the staff in July 2004. Larry
Jr. relocated in August 2009 and
Mike’s son, John Purvines, joined
Mike’s Appliances at that time.
Mike, John and Janet are here to

serve you Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Mike’s Appliances is located at
7604 State Street, Lowville.

(315) 493-2963 • (315) 493-2965 Fax
OFF ROUTE 3 CARTHAGE, NY

Serving the fine Paper Industry

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“Adding the finishing touch to your home”

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oggies’ Flooring Center Inc., 5809 Number
Four Road, Lowville,
is coming into its 11th
year in the flooring business of
sales and installation.
The goal of co-owners, Ben
and LouAnn Roggie and Will and
Dawn Roggie, is to continue to
provide you with the latest trends
and styles in all types of flooring. Their exclusive showroom
offers a large array of displays of
hardwood, laminate, ceramic
tile, vinyl, LVT and carpet that
our customers can order from.
The flooring center is now offering in stock area rugs by Sphinx
and Oriental Weavers, a variety
of laminate flooring, 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 es-

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COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER

TOGETHER
WE
CAN
DO
MORE!
PLEDGES AND ONE-TIME GIFTS APPRECIATED
“IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF
LIFE IN LEWIS COUNTY”

PHONE 315-955-9936 www.doubleplaycc.com

C M Y K

FUNDS
RAISED
FOR...
• EQUIPMENT
• AFFORDABLE
MEMBERSHIPS
• MEMBER AMENITIES
• QUALITY OF LIFE

esteem, chronic truancy, grief
issues, children of divorce, teen
pregnancy/or early parenthood,
children of alcoholics or substance abuse. Our student assistant counselors are currently in
all five Lewis County school districts, as well as Adirondack Central School. This program works
with students on a one-to one
basis, as well as specific groups,
centering on their needs to determine the nature of a problem,
its’ level of severity and whether
to refer a particular student to
a more intense level of service.
The Student Assistance Program
is not intended to be treatment
or therapy. Participation in this
program is both voluntary and
confidential to all students.
Teen Intervene is a brief intervention process also used in
area schools by our staff, grades
6 – 12.
Our Youth Advocate Program
works with students in kindergarten through grade 12. This
support program helps students
cope more effectively with dayto-day concerns and issues. Students may seek the youth advocate voluntarily or they may be
referred by parents, teachers,
guidance counselors or other
school staff. The YA Program receives support from the United
Way of Northern New York.
Our Schools Using Prevention

Education Resources Program
[S.U.P.E.R. Ed] is a comprehensive alcohol and substance
abuse prevention program. It is
composed of two distinct evidence-based curriculums. Children in kindergarten through
grade two receive lessons from
Too Good For Drugs. This curriculum builds a healthy foundation for early learners as they
develop social emotional skills
through engaging songs and
activities. Students learn goal
setting, responsible decision
making, emotion management,
effective communication and
bonding and relationship skills
to lay the groundwork for a drug
free and violence free life. Too
Good further expands on social
emotional skills by giving students the opportunity to practice peer pressure refusal skills
through role playing and other
interactive games.
Lifeskills Training is offered to
students in grades three to five,
as well as in middle school. It is
a research validated substance
abuse prevention program
proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse and
violence by targeting the major social factors that promote
these risky behaviors. Lifeskills
promotes healthy alternatives
through activities designed to
teach students skills to resist

peer pressure, develop greater
self-esteem, effectively cope
with anxiety and increase their
knowledge of the immediate
consequences.
Project Alert is a drug prevention curriculum for middle
school students 11 to 14 years
of age, which focuses on the
substances that adolescents are
most likely to use: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and inhalants.
Its focus is to delay early initiation of these substances.
All of these school programs
connect with youth in different
ways. They teach social and coping skills, foster healthy choices,
encourage good decisions, promote friendship, kindness, selfesteem and confidence. These
are all skills useful in becoming
thought filled and productive
citizens.
In addition to the programming listed above, it is not unusual to see MVPS’ staff present
at the Lewis County Fair, Farm
Safety Day, the Cream Cheese
Festival, various community
and wellness fairs, and an assortment of programs for children of all ages. For many years
we have assisted local schools
with SuperStage, a summer
theater arts program for students of elementary and middle
school age. A goal of our agency
is to reach as many audiences as

Prevention ~ Education ~ Intervention

What Can YOU Do To Prevent
Over-the-Counter & Prescription Drug Abuse?
• Secure personal medications • Do share your medications for any reason • Know the signs
• Educate yourself and your family • Safely dispose of unused or outdated medications
• Conduct a supportive intervention with treatment options for any loved one that might be abusing
• Learn more about over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse
For More Info Contact:

Mountain View
Prevention Services

NOW AT TWO LOCATIONS:

7714 Number Three Rd., Lowville, NY 13367

315-376-2321
visit us at

, or checkout our

possible, so that the prevention
message is heard by numerous
county residents.
Through these programs,
MVPS works each day in hopes
of making the lives of Lewis
County residents healthier and
stronger. In the past, addiction
was viewed as a result of personal weakness. The reality is that
addiction is a health problem, a
chronic disease. Just as illnesses
such as hypertension and diabetes have preventive measures
that can be followed to curtail
the impact of those diseases on
a person’s life, so can the work
of prevention in the field of alcohol and substance abuse,
help to prevent addiction and
the suffering associated with
it. We believe that prevention
is an investment. As a community we can promote prevention
measures, or end up paying for
more costly solutions in the end.
Mountain View Prevention Services considers healthy individuals and families, one of Lewis
County’s most valuable natural
resources.

Have a
story?
GIVE US A CALL AT

376-6851

STEVE VIRKLER
ASSISTANT EDITOR/STAFF REPORTER

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program.
The Youth Empowerment and
Health, [YEAH!] Community Coalition celebrates its’ fourth year
this month. The Coalition works
hand in hand with MVPS and
concentrates on providing the
community with information
about prevention education for
underage drinking, marijuana
and over the counter [OTC] and
prescription drug abuse [Rx].
Membership in the Coalition
is open to all. With community
members involved we have more
of a collective impact with the
prevention messages that we are
working to disseminate. YEAH!
focuses on youth activities and
community education. Coalition meetings are held the third
Thursday of every month at 4
p.m. in the conference room at
MVPS. Call our office at 315-3762321 for more information.
MVPS contracts with Lewis
County to direct the work of the
Lewis County STOP-DWI Program [Special Traffic Options
Program for Driving While Intoxicated]. This program works on
an aggressive and proactive approach in providing the residents
of Lewis County with an effort to
reduce alcohol and drug related
traffic injuries and fatalities.
Across New York State, this
program continues to be completely funded by the fines collected for driving while intoxi-

The Arc is proud to be part of this community

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or over 60 years The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC has
inspired thousands of people to
reach their goals, live more enriched lives and become vital members
of our community.
Each face at The Arc tells a story of
triumph and of perseverance — from
the people we support in programs that
include day habilitation to residential
homes, to our employees who dedicate

their lives as direct service professionals
to all our support staff across the agency.
What has remained the same, from the
very first day the doors were opened at
The Arc, is the constant drive to do more
and do it better.
Today, in 2016, we stand at the forefront of those in the developmental disabilities community as we live our core
values of compassion, dignity, dedication, progressive, integrity and person

Double “B” Contracting
346-6215 • Gary, Linda and Mark Bush

Working with the Lewis County District Attorney’s office, STOP
DWI has been involved with the
Victims Impact Panel conducted
twice a year. This panel consists
of three to four DWI victims who
address an audience of DWI offenders. Their stories share how
they lost a loved one due to an
impaired driver and how this has
affected their lives.
The STOP DWI program has
brought speakers to local schools
and is present at community
events such as the Cream Cheese
Festival, the Lewis County Fair
and National Night Out.
The release of the “Have a
Plan” app throughout New York
State was a significant activity

GIVE US A CALL AT

for the STOP DWI Program. The
app encourages people to think
ahead about how they will get
home safely if they will be drinking.
Mountain View Prevention
Services offers several school
programs and activities. These
include:
Our Student Assistance Program/Project Success, a nationwide, evidence based prevention/intervention program
focusing on students in grades
six through 12. While the program concentrates on students
at risk of, or already using alcohol and/or other drugs, staff
also see students with concerns
such as teen depression, low self-

493-1270

ELAINE AVALLONE
STAFF REPORTER

Carthage Republican Tribune

Shoppers browse the fine meat selection at Carthage Market.

• Concrete Septic Tanks
• Concrete Dry Wells
• Distribution Boxes
• Well Tile • Leech Chambers
• Topsoil • Gravel • Sand

Portable Toilets and Portable Sinks
Standard & Handicapped Units
Available For Any Occasion.

“We Also Supply Local Contractors”

8642 State Rt. 812, Lowville

Gary, Linda and Mark Bush

opportunities in Lewis County. The Arc
gives you the tools to succeed through
our paid training and orientation program. We need dedicated people who
want to know they’re making a difference
when they go to work every day.
Each face at The Arc tells a story with
a past, a present and a future. Thank you
for allowing us to become an agency
that has a story of its own and with many
years of success to come.

Have a
story?

Mountain View Prevention Services staff include, seated, from left, Tom Bradish, SUPER ED/Lifeskills Training;
Arlene Hall, Executive Director; Kylie Simpson, Student Assistance Counselor. Standing, Carrie Kubinski,
Youth Advocate; Alisa Andre, Student Assistance Program Coordinator; Jaime Stephens, Youth Advocate;
Michele Capone, Administrative Assistant; Heather Collins, Youth Advocate; Sheryl Hutton, Student Assistance
Counselor and Stop DWI Coordinator. Missing from the photo are Ed Steckly, Student Assistance Counselor;
Raisha Wood, HR And Finance Consultant and Mary Jane Aubin, Housekeeping.

cated. Funds from this program
help with community awareness
and education about drinking
and driving. A public service
campaign is run on local radio
stations every month of the year
to remind motorists to not drink
and drive. From its’ budget,
the STOP DWI Program grants
money to local law enforcement,
probation and allocates money
to community awareness and
education about driving while
intoxicated.

centered-family based programs and
services.
We proudly hold accreditation from
the Council on Quality and Leadership
International as a testament to the commitment made to provide the highest
level of quality supports for men, women
and children in our two counties of Oneida and Lewis.
We encourage you to visit www.
thearcolc.org and view our employment

Check out weekly specials
at your Carthage Market

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top by Carthage Market, 120 Riverside Drive,
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 grocery store with fresh
meat cut daily.

They carry Sunoco gas, diesel,
clear kerosene and non-ethanol
premium.
Check out their everyday, low,
fresh meat prices and daily hot
food specials in their deli. Enjoy a
hot cappuccino or coffee or grab
a donut or breakfast sandwich.
Also, don’t forget to check out
their weekly specials in their ad.

CARTHAGE
MARKET

120 Riverside Dr., Carthage • 493-2854

Open 7 Days A Week 5:00am - 10:00pm
SUNOCO GAS, NON-ETHANOL PREMIUM, DIESEL & CLEAR KEROSENE

~ Your Full Line Grocery Store ~

LUCKY LOTTERY STORE! $1,000,000 & $3,000,000 SCRATCH-OFF WINNERS!!
Check Out Our Everyday Low Fresh Meat Prices! Daily Hot Food Specials In Our Deli!
Cappuccino, Hot Coffee, Donuts, & Breakfast Sandwiches

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ountain View Prevention Services,
Inc. [MVPS] is a
non-profit agency
dedicated to providing community and prevention education
about alcoholism and substance
abuse to Lewis County residents. Our work increases public
awareness about misuse issues.
MVPS was formed 29 years ago
when a group of caring citizens
came together to form the Lewis
County Council on Alcohol and
Substance Abuse. That group has
evolved into MVPS.
MVPS is a prevention provider
licensed by the New York State
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services [OASAS].
Do you have questions about
alcohol abuse, drug abuse, bullying/cyberbullying issues, tobacco use and youth, or underage
drinking? You may want to check
out our website, www.mountainviewprevention.org, particularly
the Prevention Resources section for more information. Parenting and family information
and a section for teens is available.
Our Community Outreach
work gives MVPS the opportunity to build awareness about
our programs and the prevention
issues in which we are working.
Prime examples of our outreach
work include the YEAH! Community Coalition and the Stop DWI

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Fitness 1st in Lowville is taking
women’s health to the next level #1

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Travis Forney and Mike Lee are ready to serve at All Seasons Power Equipment on Utica Boulevard in Lowville.

All Seasons Power Equipment has a
new shop and expanded inventory Receive full-service at
Mullin’s Service Station
Roe Honey and Bob Mullin of Mullin’s Service Station.

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ll Seasons Power Equipment is located at 7369 Utica Blvd., Lowville.
They carry Parts Unlimited for
snowmobile, ATV and UTV parts.
They are a Fisher, Western and Boss plow parts
and accessories dealer. They also carry Jonsered snowblowers and lawnmowers, Columbia
snowblowers and lawnmowers. They are now
an expanded dealer for eXmark and Little Won-

der.
They have a full service shop for any kind of
small engine repair.
They still have all the Jonsered chainsaws, the
full line of Echo chain saws and outdoor equipment, all the logging equipment and everything
that was at the other store.
Watch for our open house Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, with Super Savings.

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ullin’s Service Station, located at
7443 S. State St.,
Lowville, is the only full-service gas station in the
village, greeting customers with
friendly, hometown service.
Originally opened in 1966 by
his father, Fay Mullin, Bob Mullin took over the business in
1999.
The business prides itself on
its fast, friendly service, both
at the gas pumps and inside
the repair shop. They provide a
wide array of car and light truck
maintenance and repairs. They
specialize in tune-ups, service,
brakes and exhaust, with tire and
battery sales.

Bob also does repairs on Harley Davidson motorcycles. Welding on aluminum and steel is also
available.
Mullin’s is open for full service
gas and repairs from 7 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Their after-hours, self-service fuel business continues to grow. A
customer can access Mullin’s gas
and diesel pumps when they are
not there, with any major credit
card or cash card. Mullins is the
only gas station in town that has
designated pumps for non-ethanol gas.
They are the only full service
station in the tri-county area.
For more information, stop by
or call 376-6110.

For Hometown Service...

Mullin’s Service
Station
376-6110 • 7443 S. State Street Lowville
“Let Us Get That For You”...
The Only Full Service Station In Tri-County Area

• Gas • General Repairs • Tire & Batteries

itness 1st came to life after the closing of a longtime business known
as “Curves,” a woman’s
only fitness gym, owned and operated by Joy Burker. Joy dedicated herself to enriching women’s
lives, both physically and mentally.
“I promised Joy that we would
continue her dream and take
women’s health to the next level,”
said Fitness 1st owner Gwynne
Myers, “and that is just what we
are doing with Fitness 1st.”
Fitness 1st opened July 1, 2015
and we remain a “Women’s only
Fitness Club.” We offer a full
range of exercise equipment,
ranging from resistance training
machines, to a full range of cardio
and weight training machines.
We are also offering classes to
help learn better breathing techniques, which helps the body in
many ways. The class is called
“Breath is Life,” and is taught by
Sheree Vora. The more interactive
classes are Aerobic Walking, Yoga,
and Zumba.
Our staff includes Retta
O’Connor, personal trainer; Mary
Jane Raymond, nutritional counselor and Katie Moore Zeigler,
health promotion and wellness
management.
Retta O’Connor has 18 years

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Fitness 1st offers a full line of gym equipment.

experience in healthcare and
six years experience in personal
training. Certified in 2009 by ASFA, Retta has dedicated herself
to helping people improve their
health and fitness level. She develops weight training and cardio programs to give you a wellrounded, all body workout. Retta
also works along with Mary Jane
Raymond, our nutrition counselor, to push you to the fullest.
Mary Jane Raymond was certified in December 2012, by the
Cleveland Clinic. She helps to
educate members with nutrition
fundamentals and show them
how nutrition and exercise work
together.
Katie Moore-Zeigler joined
our Fitness 1st staff in September 2015. Katie came to us to
help round out our staff with her

knowledge of health promotion
and wellness management. She
earned her bachelors in science
at Oswego State in 2014. Katie also
had a minor in health science.
Retta, Mary Jane and Katie work
together to help members plan a
healthy diet and a well fit exercise
plan. They strive to help members
achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Owner Gwynne Myers believes
that we can be more knowledgeable in the health of our bodies.
We are working hard to have a
Fitness Club for women that will
bring to you the knowledge and
motivation that will make you
want to start today, for a healthier
tomorrow.
Our message to you is; Here’s
to a year of better habits, positive
thinking, clean eating and, most
of all, loving yourself.

Hair Vogue: keeping
up with style changes
throughout the years
AIR VOGUE, where
to begin ... What a
journey of 42 years
we have had. So many changes, so many faces, stylists come and go.
Color ... how does one keep
up? One year the new blonde is
black, and next year gray is the
new blonde, and so on and so
on.
The beauty industry is a forever changing and growing business. But one thing that never
changes is at Hair Vogue, we will

Team up with a

always give you our best; you are
very important to us. Consultation time is important to always
know that we understand what
you are asking us to do for you.
Our staff is bright, courteous and talented, with a “we are
family” atmosphere. Hair Vogue
is blessed to have a staff that fits
everyone’s needs.
So call today! Appointments
not always necessary but are
recommended. We always look
forward to seeing you again or
meeting you for a first time visit.

Variety of Memberships available
7383 Utica Blvd., Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-7777
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 6am - 8pm; Sat. 6am -12pm

Classes are FREE for Members and small fee for non-members

~ Keys are available for 24 hour access to gym ~

Hair Vogue

Salon & Day Spa
Full Range of

Hair Care
and Spa Services
The staff at Hair Vogue includes,
in front, from left, Kasidee Rhone,
owner Gwynne Myers, and Morgan
Moore. In back, Shannon Lyndaker
and Mary Durgan.

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FOY AGENCY INC.
1950

Celebrating 66 years in business

2016

“YOUR INDEPENDENT AGENT”

HOME • AUTO • BUSINESS • FARM
Deer River 493-2391 Croghan 346-6378
Lowville 376-2731
Our Staff Has The Know-How To Help You Solve Your Insurance Needs
Come To Us For Experienced Advice On Low-Cost Insurance

Foy Agency Inc.

66th year in business

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he Foy Agency, Inc. is
a family-owned Independent Insurance
Agency, which is now
in their third generation as well
as their 66th year of business.
Jeffrey T. Foy CIC has been
awarded the Certified Insurance
Councilor designation The CIC
designation recognizes those
who have earned the credential
as some of the best and most
knowledgeable insurance practitioners in the nation.
The agency was originally
founded by Francis and Rosemary Foy and they operated that
business out of their home on
the 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
offices in Lewis County with the
main office at 3997 Deer River
Road in Deer River, 97954 Main
St., Croghan and 7383 Utica
Blvd., Lowville.
Thomas P. Foy CPCU, president, states; “The success of our
firm has clearly been with the
fine individuals within our organization.” They presently have a
total of 13 employees taking care

of the needs of their clients. Tom
continues to state that “with the
complexities and changing insurance environment longevity
of employees is critical. The average Foy Agency employee has
been there 25 years. In fact, five
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 Main
Street America, Allstate, Great
American Insurance Company,
Kemper Insurance Companies,
Dryden Mutual Insurance Company and many others. Their clients include families, businesses
and not-for-profit organizations.
The Foy Agency embraces the
theme outlined by its founder,
Francis Foy, that “Our goal is to
provide superior claim service
to our clients who have put their
trust in our organization.”
The Foy Agency welcomes the
chance to provide recommendations on any of your various insurance needs. You may reach
us in Deer River at 493-2391,
Croghan at 346-6378 and our
Lowville office at 376-2731.

Foy Agency Inc.
Deer River

WE WANT YOU!

Foy Agency Inc.
Main Street
Croghan, N.Y.

IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve your
space TODAY!

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The employees of Slack Chemical Co., from left, Norm Barkley, Paul Pierce, Allyson Samsa, Barb Louviere, Paul
Dickinson, Kim Hayden, Mike Shanahan, Jessi Putney, Miranda Santos, Brad Gydesen, Dennis Camidge, Tom Williams,
Rob Hoch, Derek Davis, Mike Booth, Jeff Patrie, Rob Garcia, Ken Birchenough, company owner Robert Sturtz and
Bob Stanford are available year round to cater to their customer’s needs. The office, located at 465 South Clinton St.,
Carthage, can be reached by calling 493-0430.

At Castorland LLC at 5204 Climax St. are from left, Mark Lampson,
Paul Pierce, Pat McGillicuddy, Bruce Hirschey and Robert Sturtz.

Slack Chemical Company offers ‘the quality difference’

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n 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 for over 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 at 493-0430 or fax at 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.

Welcome to Slack Chemical as we celebrate our 72nd year of service
in the Northeast.
Slack Chemical continues to grow in our 72nd year of servicing the chemical
requirements of our valued customers. We have expanded our Castorland, NY
warehouse to better serve the North Country. In addition we are pleased to
announce the completion of a custom blending facility in Saratoga Springs, NY.
This state of the art blending facility allows our customers to take advantage of
our capabilities to free up production space, defer capital expenditures and
improve logistics.
Please give us a call to discuss what Slack Chemical can do for your company.
Our combined facilities include three rail sidings; 725,000 gallons of liquid storage, and 400,000 square feet of packaging, warehousing and office space. Inventory consists
of over 500 materials currently valued at $15 million dollars.
Slack Chemical has one of the largest privately owned fleet of tractor-trailers in the Northeast, including 42 power units augmented by 80 tank and box trailers. All drivers
are Slack employees with extensive HAZMAT experience 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

CHEMICAL COMPANY
465 South Clinton Street Carthage, NY 13619 Phone (315) 493-0430

Proudly Serving the Northeast

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Lowville, N.Y.

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Lewis County Hospital Foundation raises funds to support hospital

Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary offers financial
and physical support to the hospital and the community

Lewis County Hospital Foundation board of directors include, from left, Luanne Reagan; chair, Tina Lanier, John
Hirschey, Christina Schell, Julie Hanno, Michael Young, Donna Krokowski, Tia Sabin, Cheryl Steckly, Dr. Manoj
Vora, Kathy Millard; vice chair, Duane Farney and Rebecca Dunkel-King. Missing from the photo are Rae Rice;
secretary/treasurer and Elizabeth Woods.

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he Lewis County Hospital Foundation is a
not for profit charitable organization that
raises funds to support Lewis
County General Hospital. Every gift to the Hospital Foundation is important, no matter the
size. Donations are reinvested to
meet the hospital’s commitment
of enhancing patient lives and
transforming healthcare.
In 2015, the Hospital Foundation continued to raise funds to
cover the cost of the new auto-

mated breast cancer ultrasound
machine at Lewis County General Hospital. The foundation was
generously awarded a $50,000
matching grant from the Morris D. “Jerry” McSweeney and
Mary J. McSweeney Foundation
to assist in covering the cost of
the new automated breast cancer ultrasound machine at Lewis
County General Hospital. The
ultrasound machine provides
a second level of breast cancer
screening for women with dense
breast tissue. Approximately 40

Charitable donations to the Lewis County Hospital
Foundation are reinvested to support and enhance
patient care at Lewis County General Hospital

Ways To Give

percent of patients who receive
breast cancer screening at Lewis
County General Hospital have
dense breast tissue and require a
second level of screening.
A grant from the Stewart’s
Holiday Match provided funds to
transform a patient room on East
Wing into a child-friendly Pediatric Room for children who are
admitted into the hospital. The
new Pediatric Room is filled with
a child’s table and chairs, a wagon, puzzles, books, games, arts
and crafts supplies, a portable
DVD player and movies, a rocking chair, and pediatric specific
medical equipment that reduces
a child’s fear.
The Hospital Foundation
donor wall was installed in the
spring of 2015 to recognize and
honor our generous donors. Annual employee and community
donors are recognized yearly for

their contributions to the foundation. In addition, larger donations of $25,000 and over are
permanently recognized on the
donor wall.
A new fund was established in
2015 at the Hospital Foundation
to ensure the legacy of quality
healthcare at Lewis County General Hospital. The 1931 Legacy
Society was established to commemorate the year that Lewis
County General Hospital was
established. Donors who make a
$5,000 gift [or a five-year pledge]
to the Hospital Foundation will
become 1931 Legacy Society
members and will be listed on
the Donor Wall as a 1931 Legacy
Society Member. Legacy Society
members will also be prominently recognized in the Hospital’s
Annual Report to the Community.
There are many additional
ways you can support the Lewis
County Hospital Foundation.
You may donate to the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund that
can be used where it is needed
most to make an immediate impact at the hospital. You may also
donate to the Hospital Foundation’s Sustainability or Endowment Fund, two investment
funds managed by the Northern
New York Community Foundation [NNYCF]. The Caitlyn
R. Paté Fund supports families
that have suffered the loss of a
child through miscarriage or
stillbirth and provides a bereavement care package. A memorial
or honorary gift to the foundation in remembrance of a family member or friend is a special
way to create a lasting tribute to

a loved one. A planned gift to the
Hospital Foundation will provide
the financial resources for Lewis
County General Hospital to continue to meet its commitment of
providing quality healthcare for
the communities we serve for
generations to come.
Another important way the
Foundation raises awareness
and funds for the hospital is
through fund-raising events. The
foundation hosted four fundraising events in 2015 to raise
awareness and raise funds to
support the hospital in providing
quality healthcare for our community. These annual events
included a walk/run in April, a
golf tournament in June, a gala in
September and a children’s ball
in December. At the 2015 Gala,
our signature fund-raising event,
we were proud to honor Dr. Josefina Tan- Domingo for 40 years of
dedicated service at Lewis County General Hospital.
Our 2016 fund-raising events
kick off with a walk/run scheduled for Saturday, April 30. On
June 24, the Hospital Foundation
will sponsor a golf tournament
at Brantingham Golf Club. Save
the date for the Hospital Foundation’s signature fund-raising
event, the Gala which will be held
Saturday, Sept. 10, at Tug Hill
Vineyard. Our popular family
event, the Jingle Ball, will be held
Saturday, Dec. 3.
For more information about
the Lewis County Hospital Foundation, please contact JoAnne
Rhubart at 315-376-5110, jrhubart@lcgh.net or visit our website
at www.LewisCountyHospitalFoundation.org.

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he Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary’s mission is to promote and advance the
welfare of Lewis County General
Hospital; facility mutual understanding and assistance between
the hospital and the public; provide essential services to the hospital and its patients; establish a
scholarship assistance program
and fund-raising.
The auxiliary is an enthusiastic and dedicated group of more
than 405 members. They create
innovative ways to share their
time and talents, while serving
the hospital and community
by offering both financial and
physical support. They are the
only completely voluntary organization who consistently grants
large donations to meet the hospital’s needs and wishes.
The auxiliary provides scholarships annually. They increased
their scholarship amount to
$13,000, which is awarded annually to students pursuing medical careers. They hope to provide
support and encourage the students to return to LCGH following their graduation.
The auxiliary also runs the gift
shop and snack bar. The gift shop
provides a steady income for the

auxiliary. They stock unique and
essential items for patients, visitors and staff.
During 2014 to 2015, the auxiliary donated $15,000 towards
the dense breast mammography
equipment, $11,000 was given to
fund new registers for the hospital [cafeteria, gift shop and lobby]; and $7,000 was contributed
to finance the remodeling of two
short-term rehabilitation rooms.
During 2013 to 2014, in the
maternity/OB/GYN department,
enhancing expectant and new
mother’s experiences was on the
top of the auxiliary’s list. They
purchased a customized nitrous
oxide delivery system, the sound
system to play the Brahms Lullaby to announce each baby miracle, and contributed to the Noelle
Maternal and Neonatal Birthing
Simulator training modular for
the maternity department.
The auxiliaries gifts for departmental needs included a blanket
warmer for the physical therapy
department and East Wing, to
provide comfort and increased
flexibility to patients, and a mobile respiratory/intubation kit
that was purchased for the respiratory department. The auxiliary
also donated new wheelchairs
and assisted in the remodeling

of the main lobby and hallway by
having new efficient blinds installed.
The auxiliary, in 2010 to 2013,
donated $42,000 towards the digital mammography equipment;
$20,000 to help purchase the
adult day care bus and $45,000
was granted to radiology for the
new 64 slice CAT machine.

Community outreach
 W.H.A.L.E. — We have A Little Emergency program — This
will be our second year sponsoring this program. The auxiliary created an educational video
with the assistance of the Lewis
County Sheriff’s Department,
educated the emergency responders in our area, introduced
the kits to the county at the fair
last year, attended multiple community events and distributed
over 2,700 kits. This summer the
auxiliary will be holding a radio
contest, called “WHALE Spotting.” People will send in a photo
of the WHALE sticker on their car
and then they will be entered to
win one of our family fun packs.
There will be two drawings, one
in July and one in August. The
auxiliary hopes this will encourage each of the parents, grandparents, etc. to make sure they
are utilizing the WHALE kits.

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 Fund for Hope/Cancer
Awareness event — This program was established to assist
patients dealing with cancerrelated challenges. All the money
raised stays in Lewis County. The
auxiliary has consistently held
fund-raisers to maintain their
status as Gold Sponsors annually.
 Blood drives — The auxiliary
sponsors and assists the American Red Cross with four very successful blood drives each year.
 Community Health Awareness day – The auxiliary participated in this fabulous event that
encourages well being and provides the local area with an opportunity to utilize screenings
and educational information.
They distributed organ donation
pamphlets, WHALE kits, signed
up volunteers and new members.

Advocacy
The auxiliary has a grassroots
letter campaign, e-mails and letters in support of HANYS efforts.
Auxiliary members met with

the liaison/planner and distributed question and answer
sheets regarding the hospital’s
new affiliation with St. Joseph’s
Hospital in Syracuse. The ability
to answer questions and ally insecurities eases fears in the community.
A thank you event was held in
the hospital lobby, where auxiliary members handed out cookies
to the entire hospital to express
their appreciation for their support throughout the year and reinforce the auxiliary’s support for
the administration and staff.

New initiative

The auxiliary’s newest initiative is an expansion of their
“Popcorn Fridays!” Each bag
of popcorn sold purchases one
WHALE kit. But the amazing part
is how it’s created a new relationship with the staff, administration and patients. The auxiliary is
a presence: they can put faces to
the name “auxiliary.” A healthy
snack is served and a mutually
beneficial friendship is fostered.

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Lewis County Hospital Foundation raises funds to support hospital

Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary offers financial
and physical support to the hospital and the community

Lewis County Hospital Foundation board of directors include, from left, Luanne Reagan; chair, Tina Lanier, John
Hirschey, Christina Schell, Julie Hanno, Michael Young, Donna Krokowski, Tia Sabin, Cheryl Steckly, Dr. Manoj
Vora, Kathy Millard; vice chair, Duane Farney and Rebecca Dunkel-King. Missing from the photo are Rae Rice;
secretary/treasurer and Elizabeth Woods.

T

he Lewis County Hospital Foundation is a
not for profit charitable organization that
raises funds to support Lewis
County General Hospital. Every gift to the Hospital Foundation is important, no matter the
size. Donations are reinvested to
meet the hospital’s commitment
of enhancing patient lives and
transforming healthcare.
In 2015, the Hospital Foundation continued to raise funds to
cover the cost of the new auto-

mated breast cancer ultrasound
machine at Lewis County General Hospital. The foundation was
generously awarded a $50,000
matching grant from the Morris D. “Jerry” McSweeney and
Mary J. McSweeney Foundation
to assist in covering the cost of
the new automated breast cancer ultrasound machine at Lewis
County General Hospital. The
ultrasound machine provides
a second level of breast cancer
screening for women with dense
breast tissue. Approximately 40

Charitable donations to the Lewis County Hospital
Foundation are reinvested to support and enhance
patient care at Lewis County General Hospital

Ways To Give

percent of patients who receive
breast cancer screening at Lewis
County General Hospital have
dense breast tissue and require a
second level of screening.
A grant from the Stewart’s
Holiday Match provided funds to
transform a patient room on East
Wing into a child-friendly Pediatric Room for children who are
admitted into the hospital. The
new Pediatric Room is filled with
a child’s table and chairs, a wagon, puzzles, books, games, arts
and crafts supplies, a portable
DVD player and movies, a rocking chair, and pediatric specific
medical equipment that reduces
a child’s fear.
The Hospital Foundation
donor wall was installed in the
spring of 2015 to recognize and
honor our generous donors. Annual employee and community
donors are recognized yearly for

their contributions to the foundation. In addition, larger donations of $25,000 and over are
permanently recognized on the
donor wall.
A new fund was established in
2015 at the Hospital Foundation
to ensure the legacy of quality
healthcare at Lewis County General Hospital. The 1931 Legacy
Society was established to commemorate the year that Lewis
County General Hospital was
established. Donors who make a
$5,000 gift [or a five-year pledge]
to the Hospital Foundation will
become 1931 Legacy Society
members and will be listed on
the Donor Wall as a 1931 Legacy
Society Member. Legacy Society
members will also be prominently recognized in the Hospital’s
Annual Report to the Community.
There are many additional
ways you can support the Lewis
County Hospital Foundation.
You may donate to the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund that
can be used where it is needed
most to make an immediate impact at the hospital. You may also
donate to the Hospital Foundation’s Sustainability or Endowment Fund, two investment
funds managed by the Northern
New York Community Foundation [NNYCF]. The Caitlyn
R. Paté Fund supports families
that have suffered the loss of a
child through miscarriage or
stillbirth and provides a bereavement care package. A memorial
or honorary gift to the foundation in remembrance of a family member or friend is a special
way to create a lasting tribute to

a loved one. A planned gift to the
Hospital Foundation will provide
the financial resources for Lewis
County General Hospital to continue to meet its commitment of
providing quality healthcare for
the communities we serve for
generations to come.
Another important way the
Foundation raises awareness
and funds for the hospital is
through fund-raising events. The
foundation hosted four fundraising events in 2015 to raise
awareness and raise funds to
support the hospital in providing
quality healthcare for our community. These annual events
included a walk/run in April, a
golf tournament in June, a gala in
September and a children’s ball
in December. At the 2015 Gala,
our signature fund-raising event,
we were proud to honor Dr. Josefina Tan- Domingo for 40 years of
dedicated service at Lewis County General Hospital.
Our 2016 fund-raising events
kick off with a walk/run scheduled for Saturday, April 30. On
June 24, the Hospital Foundation
will sponsor a golf tournament
at Brantingham Golf Club. Save
the date for the Hospital Foundation’s signature fund-raising
event, the Gala which will be held
Saturday, Sept. 10, at Tug Hill
Vineyard. Our popular family
event, the Jingle Ball, will be held
Saturday, Dec. 3.
For more information about
the Lewis County Hospital Foundation, please contact JoAnne
Rhubart at 315-376-5110, jrhubart@lcgh.net or visit our website
at www.LewisCountyHospitalFoundation.org.

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he Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary’s mission is to promote and advance the
welfare of Lewis County General
Hospital; facility mutual understanding and assistance between
the hospital and the public; provide essential services to the hospital and its patients; establish a
scholarship assistance program
and fund-raising.
The auxiliary is an enthusiastic and dedicated group of more
than 405 members. They create
innovative ways to share their
time and talents, while serving
the hospital and community
by offering both financial and
physical support. They are the
only completely voluntary organization who consistently grants
large donations to meet the hospital’s needs and wishes.
The auxiliary provides scholarships annually. They increased
their scholarship amount to
$13,000, which is awarded annually to students pursuing medical careers. They hope to provide
support and encourage the students to return to LCGH following their graduation.
The auxiliary also runs the gift
shop and snack bar. The gift shop
provides a steady income for the

auxiliary. They stock unique and
essential items for patients, visitors and staff.
During 2014 to 2015, the auxiliary donated $15,000 towards
the dense breast mammography
equipment, $11,000 was given to
fund new registers for the hospital [cafeteria, gift shop and lobby]; and $7,000 was contributed
to finance the remodeling of two
short-term rehabilitation rooms.
During 2013 to 2014, in the
maternity/OB/GYN department,
enhancing expectant and new
mother’s experiences was on the
top of the auxiliary’s list. They
purchased a customized nitrous
oxide delivery system, the sound
system to play the Brahms Lullaby to announce each baby miracle, and contributed to the Noelle
Maternal and Neonatal Birthing
Simulator training modular for
the maternity department.
The auxiliaries gifts for departmental needs included a blanket
warmer for the physical therapy
department and East Wing, to
provide comfort and increased
flexibility to patients, and a mobile respiratory/intubation kit
that was purchased for the respiratory department. The auxiliary
also donated new wheelchairs
and assisted in the remodeling

of the main lobby and hallway by
having new efficient blinds installed.
The auxiliary, in 2010 to 2013,
donated $42,000 towards the digital mammography equipment;
$20,000 to help purchase the
adult day care bus and $45,000
was granted to radiology for the
new 64 slice CAT machine.

Community outreach
 W.H.A.L.E. — We have A Little Emergency program — This
will be our second year sponsoring this program. The auxiliary created an educational video
with the assistance of the Lewis
County Sheriff’s Department,
educated the emergency responders in our area, introduced
the kits to the county at the fair
last year, attended multiple community events and distributed
over 2,700 kits. This summer the
auxiliary will be holding a radio
contest, called “WHALE Spotting.” People will send in a photo
of the WHALE sticker on their car
and then they will be entered to
win one of our family fun packs.
There will be two drawings, one
in July and one in August. The
auxiliary hopes this will encourage each of the parents, grandparents, etc. to make sure they
are utilizing the WHALE kits.

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 Fund for Hope/Cancer
Awareness event — This program was established to assist
patients dealing with cancerrelated challenges. All the money
raised stays in Lewis County. The
auxiliary has consistently held
fund-raisers to maintain their
status as Gold Sponsors annually.
 Blood drives — The auxiliary
sponsors and assists the American Red Cross with four very successful blood drives each year.
 Community Health Awareness day – The auxiliary participated in this fabulous event that
encourages well being and provides the local area with an opportunity to utilize screenings
and educational information.
They distributed organ donation
pamphlets, WHALE kits, signed
up volunteers and new members.

Advocacy
The auxiliary has a grassroots
letter campaign, e-mails and letters in support of HANYS efforts.
Auxiliary members met with

the liaison/planner and distributed question and answer
sheets regarding the hospital’s
new affiliation with St. Joseph’s
Hospital in Syracuse. The ability
to answer questions and ally insecurities eases fears in the community.
A thank you event was held in
the hospital lobby, where auxiliary members handed out cookies
to the entire hospital to express
their appreciation for their support throughout the year and reinforce the auxiliary’s support for
the administration and staff.

New initiative

The auxiliary’s newest initiative is an expansion of their
“Popcorn Fridays!” Each bag
of popcorn sold purchases one
WHALE kit. But the amazing part
is how it’s created a new relationship with the staff, administration and patients. The auxiliary is
a presence: they can put faces to
the name “auxiliary.” A healthy
snack is served and a mutually
beneficial friendship is fostered.

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FOY AGENCY INC.
1950

Celebrating 66 years in business

2016

“YOUR INDEPENDENT AGENT”

HOME • AUTO • BUSINESS • FARM
Deer River 493-2391 Croghan 346-6378
Lowville 376-2731
Our Staff Has The Know-How To Help You Solve Your Insurance Needs
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Foy Agency Inc.

66th year in business

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he Foy Agency, Inc. is
a family-owned Independent Insurance
Agency, which is now
in their third generation as well
as their 66th year of business.
Jeffrey T. Foy CIC has been
awarded the Certified Insurance
Councilor designation The CIC
designation recognizes those
who have earned the credential
as some of the best and most
knowledgeable insurance practitioners in the nation.
The agency was originally
founded by Francis and Rosemary Foy and they operated that
business out of their home on
the 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
offices in Lewis County with the
main office at 3997 Deer River
Road in Deer River, 97954 Main
St., Croghan and 7383 Utica
Blvd., Lowville.
Thomas P. Foy CPCU, president, states; “The success of our
firm has clearly been with the
fine individuals within our organization.” They presently have a
total of 13 employees taking care

of the needs of their clients. Tom
continues to state that “with the
complexities and changing insurance environment longevity
of employees is critical. The average Foy Agency employee has
been there 25 years. In fact, five
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 Main
Street America, Allstate, Great
American Insurance Company,
Kemper Insurance Companies,
Dryden Mutual Insurance Company and many others. Their clients include families, businesses
and not-for-profit organizations.
The Foy Agency embraces the
theme outlined by its founder,
Francis Foy, that “Our goal is to
provide superior claim service
to our clients who have put their
trust in our organization.”
The Foy Agency welcomes the
chance to provide recommendations on any of your various insurance needs. You may reach
us in Deer River at 493-2391,
Croghan at 346-6378 and our
Lowville office at 376-2731.

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Deer River

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The employees of Slack Chemical Co., from left, Norm Barkley, Paul Pierce, Allyson Samsa, Barb Louviere, Paul
Dickinson, Kim Hayden, Mike Shanahan, Jessi Putney, Miranda Santos, Brad Gydesen, Dennis Camidge, Tom Williams,
Rob Hoch, Derek Davis, Mike Booth, Jeff Patrie, Rob Garcia, Ken Birchenough, company owner Robert Sturtz and
Bob Stanford are available year round to cater to their customer’s needs. The office, located at 465 South Clinton St.,
Carthage, can be reached by calling 493-0430.

At Castorland LLC at 5204 Climax St. are from left, Mark Lampson,
Paul Pierce, Pat McGillicuddy, Bruce Hirschey and Robert Sturtz.

Slack Chemical Company offers ‘the quality difference’

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n 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 for over 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 at 493-0430 or fax at 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.

Welcome to Slack Chemical as we celebrate our 72nd year of service
in the Northeast.
Slack Chemical continues to grow in our 72nd year of servicing the chemical
requirements of our valued customers. We have expanded our Castorland, NY
warehouse to better serve the North Country. In addition we are pleased to
announce the completion of a custom blending facility in Saratoga Springs, NY.
This state of the art blending facility allows our customers to take advantage of
our capabilities to free up production space, defer capital expenditures and
improve logistics.
Please give us a call to discuss what Slack Chemical can do for your company.
Our combined facilities include three rail sidings; 725,000 gallons of liquid storage, and 400,000 square feet of packaging, warehousing and office space. Inventory consists
of over 500 materials currently valued at $15 million dollars.
Slack Chemical has one of the largest privately owned fleet of tractor-trailers in the Northeast, including 42 power units augmented by 80 tank and box trailers. All drivers
are Slack employees with extensive HAZMAT experience 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

CHEMICAL COMPANY
465 South Clinton Street Carthage, NY 13619 Phone (315) 493-0430

Proudly Serving the Northeast

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Lowville, N.Y.

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Fitness 1st in Lowville is taking
women’s health to the next level #1

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Travis Forney and Mike Lee are ready to serve at All Seasons Power Equipment on Utica Boulevard in Lowville.

All Seasons Power Equipment has a
new shop and expanded inventory Receive full-service at
Mullin’s Service Station
Roe Honey and Bob Mullin of Mullin’s Service Station.

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ll Seasons Power Equipment is located at 7369 Utica Blvd., Lowville.
They carry Parts Unlimited for
snowmobile, ATV and UTV parts.
They are a Fisher, Western and Boss plow parts
and accessories dealer. They also carry Jonsered snowblowers and lawnmowers, Columbia
snowblowers and lawnmowers. They are now
an expanded dealer for eXmark and Little Won-

der.
They have a full service shop for any kind of
small engine repair.
They still have all the Jonsered chainsaws, the
full line of Echo chain saws and outdoor equipment, all the logging equipment and everything
that was at the other store.
Watch for our open house Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, with Super Savings.

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ullin’s Service Station, located at
7443 S. State St.,
Lowville, is the only full-service gas station in the
village, greeting customers with
friendly, hometown service.
Originally opened in 1966 by
his father, Fay Mullin, Bob Mullin took over the business in
1999.
The business prides itself on
its fast, friendly service, both
at the gas pumps and inside
the repair shop. They provide a
wide array of car and light truck
maintenance and repairs. They
specialize in tune-ups, service,
brakes and exhaust, with tire and
battery sales.

Bob also does repairs on Harley Davidson motorcycles. Welding on aluminum and steel is also
available.
Mullin’s is open for full service
gas and repairs from 7 a.m. to 6
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Their after-hours, self-service fuel business continues to grow. A
customer can access Mullin’s gas
and diesel pumps when they are
not there, with any major credit
card or cash card. Mullins is the
only gas station in town that has
designated pumps for non-ethanol gas.
They are the only full service
station in the tri-county area.
For more information, stop by
or call 376-6110.

For Hometown Service...

Mullin’s Service
Station
376-6110 • 7443 S. State Street Lowville
“Let Us Get That For You”...
The Only Full Service Station In Tri-County Area

• Gas • General Repairs • Tire & Batteries

itness 1st came to life after the closing of a longtime business known
as “Curves,” a woman’s
only fitness gym, owned and operated by Joy Burker. Joy dedicated herself to enriching women’s
lives, both physically and mentally.
“I promised Joy that we would
continue her dream and take
women’s health to the next level,”
said Fitness 1st owner Gwynne
Myers, “and that is just what we
are doing with Fitness 1st.”
Fitness 1st opened July 1, 2015
and we remain a “Women’s only
Fitness Club.” We offer a full
range of exercise equipment,
ranging from resistance training
machines, to a full range of cardio
and weight training machines.
We are also offering classes to
help learn better breathing techniques, which helps the body in
many ways. The class is called
“Breath is Life,” and is taught by
Sheree Vora. The more interactive
classes are Aerobic Walking, Yoga,
and Zumba.
Our staff includes Retta
O’Connor, personal trainer; Mary
Jane Raymond, nutritional counselor and Katie Moore Zeigler,
health promotion and wellness
management.
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Fitness 1st offers a full line of gym equipment.

experience in healthcare and
six years experience in personal
training. Certified in 2009 by ASFA, Retta has dedicated herself
to helping people improve their
health and fitness level. She develops weight training and cardio programs to give you a wellrounded, all body workout. Retta
also works along with Mary Jane
Raymond, our nutrition counselor, to push you to the fullest.
Mary Jane Raymond was certified in December 2012, by the
Cleveland Clinic. She helps to
educate members with nutrition
fundamentals and show them
how nutrition and exercise work
together.
Katie Moore-Zeigler joined
our Fitness 1st staff in September 2015. Katie came to us to
help round out our staff with her

knowledge of health promotion
and wellness management. She
earned her bachelors in science
at Oswego State in 2014. Katie also
had a minor in health science.
Retta, Mary Jane and Katie work
together to help members plan a
healthy diet and a well fit exercise
plan. They strive to help members
achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Owner Gwynne Myers believes
that we can be more knowledgeable in the health of our bodies.
We are working hard to have a
Fitness Club for women that will
bring to you the knowledge and
motivation that will make you
want to start today, for a healthier
tomorrow.
Our message to you is; Here’s
to a year of better habits, positive
thinking, clean eating and, most
of all, loving yourself.

Hair Vogue: keeping
up with style changes
throughout the years
AIR VOGUE, where
to begin ... What a
journey of 42 years
we have had. So many changes, so many faces, stylists come and go.
Color ... how does one keep
up? One year the new blonde is
black, and next year gray is the
new blonde, and so on and so
on.
The beauty industry is a forever changing and growing business. But one thing that never
changes is at Hair Vogue, we will

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always give you our best; you are
very important to us. Consultation time is important to always
know that we understand what
you are asking us to do for you.
Our staff is bright, courteous and talented, with a “we are
family” atmosphere. Hair Vogue
is blessed to have a staff that fits
everyone’s needs.
So call today! Appointments
not always necessary but are
recommended. We always look
forward to seeing you again or
meeting you for a first time visit.

Variety of Memberships available
7383 Utica Blvd., Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-7777
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 6am - 8pm; Sat. 6am -12pm

Classes are FREE for Members and small fee for non-members

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Hair Vogue

Salon & Day Spa
Full Range of

Hair Care
and Spa Services
The staff at Hair Vogue includes,
in front, from left, Kasidee Rhone,
owner Gwynne Myers, and Morgan
Moore. In back, Shannon Lyndaker
and Mary Durgan.

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Mountain View Prevention Services: Prevention at work

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program.
The Youth Empowerment and
Health, [YEAH!] Community Coalition celebrates its’ fourth year
this month. The Coalition works
hand in hand with MVPS and
concentrates on providing the
community with information
about prevention education for
underage drinking, marijuana
and over the counter [OTC] and
prescription drug abuse [Rx].
Membership in the Coalition
is open to all. With community
members involved we have more
of a collective impact with the
prevention messages that we are
working to disseminate. YEAH!
focuses on youth activities and
community education. Coalition meetings are held the third
Thursday of every month at 4
p.m. in the conference room at
MVPS. Call our office at 315-3762321 for more information.
MVPS contracts with Lewis
County to direct the work of the
Lewis County STOP-DWI Program [Special Traffic Options
Program for Driving While Intoxicated]. This program works on
an aggressive and proactive approach in providing the residents
of Lewis County with an effort to
reduce alcohol and drug related
traffic injuries and fatalities.
Across New York State, this
program continues to be completely funded by the fines collected for driving while intoxi-

The Arc is proud to be part of this community

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or over 60 years The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, NYSARC has
inspired thousands of people to
reach their goals, live more enriched lives and become vital members
of our community.
Each face at The Arc tells a story of
triumph and of perseverance — from
the people we support in programs that
include day habilitation to residential
homes, to our employees who dedicate

their lives as direct service professionals
to all our support staff across the agency.
What has remained the same, from the
very first day the doors were opened at
The Arc, is the constant drive to do more
and do it better.
Today, in 2016, we stand at the forefront of those in the developmental disabilities community as we live our core
values of compassion, dignity, dedication, progressive, integrity and person

Double “B” Contracting
346-6215 • Gary, Linda and Mark Bush

Working with the Lewis County District Attorney’s office, STOP
DWI has been involved with the
Victims Impact Panel conducted
twice a year. This panel consists
of three to four DWI victims who
address an audience of DWI offenders. Their stories share how
they lost a loved one due to an
impaired driver and how this has
affected their lives.
The STOP DWI program has
brought speakers to local schools
and is present at community
events such as the Cream Cheese
Festival, the Lewis County Fair
and National Night Out.
The release of the “Have a
Plan” app throughout New York
State was a significant activity

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for the STOP DWI Program. The
app encourages people to think
ahead about how they will get
home safely if they will be drinking.
Mountain View Prevention
Services offers several school
programs and activities. These
include:
Our Student Assistance Program/Project Success, a nationwide, evidence based prevention/intervention program
focusing on students in grades
six through 12. While the program concentrates on students
at risk of, or already using alcohol and/or other drugs, staff
also see students with concerns
such as teen depression, low self-

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STAFF REPORTER

Carthage Republican Tribune

Shoppers browse the fine meat selection at Carthage Market.

• Concrete Septic Tanks
• Concrete Dry Wells
• Distribution Boxes
• Well Tile • Leech Chambers
• Topsoil • Gravel • Sand

Portable Toilets and Portable Sinks
Standard & Handicapped Units
Available For Any Occasion.

“We Also Supply Local Contractors”

8642 State Rt. 812, Lowville

Gary, Linda and Mark Bush

opportunities in Lewis County. The Arc
gives you the tools to succeed through
our paid training and orientation program. We need dedicated people who
want to know they’re making a difference
when they go to work every day.
Each face at The Arc tells a story with
a past, a present and a future. Thank you
for allowing us to become an agency
that has a story of its own and with many
years of success to come.

Have a
story?

Mountain View Prevention Services staff include, seated, from left, Tom Bradish, SUPER ED/Lifeskills Training;
Arlene Hall, Executive Director; Kylie Simpson, Student Assistance Counselor. Standing, Carrie Kubinski,
Youth Advocate; Alisa Andre, Student Assistance Program Coordinator; Jaime Stephens, Youth Advocate;
Michele Capone, Administrative Assistant; Heather Collins, Youth Advocate; Sheryl Hutton, Student Assistance
Counselor and Stop DWI Coordinator. Missing from the photo are Ed Steckly, Student Assistance Counselor;
Raisha Wood, HR And Finance Consultant and Mary Jane Aubin, Housekeeping.

cated. Funds from this program
help with community awareness
and education about drinking
and driving. A public service
campaign is run on local radio
stations every month of the year
to remind motorists to not drink
and drive. From its’ budget,
the STOP DWI Program grants
money to local law enforcement,
probation and allocates money
to community awareness and
education about driving while
intoxicated.

centered-family based programs and
services.
We proudly hold accreditation from
the Council on Quality and Leadership
International as a testament to the commitment made to provide the highest
level of quality supports for men, women
and children in our two counties of Oneida and Lewis.
We encourage you to visit www.
thearcolc.org and view our employment

Check out weekly specials
at your Carthage Market

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top by Carthage Market, 120 Riverside Drive,
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 grocery store with fresh
meat cut daily.

They carry Sunoco gas, diesel,
clear kerosene and non-ethanol
premium.
Check out their everyday, low,
fresh meat prices and daily hot
food specials in their deli. Enjoy a
hot cappuccino or coffee or grab
a donut or breakfast sandwich.
Also, don’t forget to check out
their weekly specials in their ad.

CARTHAGE
MARKET

120 Riverside Dr., Carthage • 493-2854

Open 7 Days A Week 5:00am - 10:00pm
SUNOCO GAS, NON-ETHANOL PREMIUM, DIESEL & CLEAR KEROSENE

~ Your Full Line Grocery Store ~

LUCKY LOTTERY STORE! $1,000,000 & $3,000,000 SCRATCH-OFF WINNERS!!
Check Out Our Everyday Low Fresh Meat Prices! Daily Hot Food Specials In Our Deli!
Cappuccino, Hot Coffee, Donuts, & Breakfast Sandwiches

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ountain View Prevention Services,
Inc. [MVPS] is a
non-profit agency
dedicated to providing community and prevention education
about alcoholism and substance
abuse to Lewis County residents. Our work increases public
awareness about misuse issues.
MVPS was formed 29 years ago
when a group of caring citizens
came together to form the Lewis
County Council on Alcohol and
Substance Abuse. That group has
evolved into MVPS.
MVPS is a prevention provider
licensed by the New York State
Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services [OASAS].
Do you have questions about
alcohol abuse, drug abuse, bullying/cyberbullying issues, tobacco use and youth, or underage
drinking? You may want to check
out our website, www.mountainviewprevention.org, particularly
the Prevention Resources section for more information. Parenting and family information
and a section for teens is available.
Our Community Outreach
work gives MVPS the opportunity to build awareness about
our programs and the prevention
issues in which we are working.
Prime examples of our outreach
work include the YEAH! Community Coalition and the Stop DWI

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esteem, chronic truancy, grief
issues, children of divorce, teen
pregnancy/or early parenthood,
children of alcoholics or substance abuse. Our student assistant counselors are currently in
all five Lewis County school districts, as well as Adirondack Central School. This program works
with students on a one-to one
basis, as well as specific groups,
centering on their needs to determine the nature of a problem,
its’ level of severity and whether
to refer a particular student to
a more intense level of service.
The Student Assistance Program
is not intended to be treatment
or therapy. Participation in this
program is both voluntary and
confidential to all students.
Teen Intervene is a brief intervention process also used in
area schools by our staff, grades
6 – 12.
Our Youth Advocate Program
works with students in kindergarten through grade 12. This
support program helps students
cope more effectively with dayto-day concerns and issues. Students may seek the youth advocate voluntarily or they may be
referred by parents, teachers,
guidance counselors or other
school staff. The YA Program receives support from the United
Way of Northern New York.
Our Schools Using Prevention

Education Resources Program
[S.U.P.E.R. Ed] is a comprehensive alcohol and substance
abuse prevention program. It is
composed of two distinct evidence-based curriculums. Children in kindergarten through
grade two receive lessons from
Too Good For Drugs. This curriculum builds a healthy foundation for early learners as they
develop social emotional skills
through engaging songs and
activities. Students learn goal
setting, responsible decision
making, emotion management,
effective communication and
bonding and relationship skills
to lay the groundwork for a drug
free and violence free life. Too
Good further expands on social
emotional skills by giving students the opportunity to practice peer pressure refusal skills
through role playing and other
interactive games.
Lifeskills Training is offered to
students in grades three to five,
as well as in middle school. It is
a research validated substance
abuse prevention program
proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse and
violence by targeting the major social factors that promote
these risky behaviors. Lifeskills
promotes healthy alternatives
through activities designed to
teach students skills to resist

peer pressure, develop greater
self-esteem, effectively cope
with anxiety and increase their
knowledge of the immediate
consequences.
Project Alert is a drug prevention curriculum for middle
school students 11 to 14 years
of age, which focuses on the
substances that adolescents are
most likely to use: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and inhalants.
Its focus is to delay early initiation of these substances.
All of these school programs
connect with youth in different
ways. They teach social and coping skills, foster healthy choices,
encourage good decisions, promote friendship, kindness, selfesteem and confidence. These
are all skills useful in becoming
thought filled and productive
citizens.
In addition to the programming listed above, it is not unusual to see MVPS’ staff present
at the Lewis County Fair, Farm
Safety Day, the Cream Cheese
Festival, various community
and wellness fairs, and an assortment of programs for children of all ages. For many years
we have assisted local schools
with SuperStage, a summer
theater arts program for students of elementary and middle
school age. A goal of our agency
is to reach as many audiences as

Prevention ~ Education ~ Intervention

What Can YOU Do To Prevent
Over-the-Counter & Prescription Drug Abuse?
• Secure personal medications • Do share your medications for any reason • Know the signs
• Educate yourself and your family • Safely dispose of unused or outdated medications
• Conduct a supportive intervention with treatment options for any loved one that might be abusing
• Learn more about over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse
For More Info Contact:

Mountain View
Prevention Services

NOW AT TWO LOCATIONS:

7714 Number Three Rd., Lowville, NY 13367

315-376-2321
visit us at

, or checkout our

possible, so that the prevention
message is heard by numerous
county residents.
Through these programs,
MVPS works each day in hopes
of making the lives of Lewis
County residents healthier and
stronger. In the past, addiction
was viewed as a result of personal weakness. The reality is that
addiction is a health problem, a
chronic disease. Just as illnesses
such as hypertension and diabetes have preventive measures
that can be followed to curtail
the impact of those diseases on
a person’s life, so can the work
of prevention in the field of alcohol and substance abuse,
help to prevent addiction and
the suffering associated with
it. We believe that prevention
is an investment. As a community we can promote prevention
measures, or end up paying for
more costly solutions in the end.
Mountain View Prevention Services considers healthy individuals and families, one of Lewis
County’s most valuable natural
resources.

Have a
story?
GIVE US A CALL AT

376-6851

STEVE VIRKLER
ASSISTANT EDITOR/STAFF REPORTER

Journal & Republican

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Roggies’ Flooring Center Roggies’ Flooring begins 11th year

315-376-8166

5809 Number Four Road
Lowville, NY

www.roggiesflooringcenter.com

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm • Saturday 8am to Noon
• CARPET
• WOOD
• CERAMIC
• VINYL
• LAMINATES
• AREA RUGS
• MANY ITEMS IN STOCK
• PROFESSIONAL SALES & INSTALLATION
MEMBER OF

Ben & LouAnn Roggie
Will & Dawn Roggie

Staff members at Roggies’ Flooring Center Inc., 5809 Number Four
Road, Lowville, are, back row, from left, installers Jared Martin and Greg
Widrick. Front row, co-owners Ben and LouAnn Roggie, secretary/sales
clerk Lizzy Bruce and co-owners Dawn and Will Roggie.

timates and measuring for your
project needs.
We at Roggies’ Flooring want
to take this opportunity to thank
the community for their overwhelming support in making our
tenth year a great success. As we
come into our 11th year of business, we look forward to serving
you with any of your flooring
needs, so stop in and check out

our exclusive flooring center.
Roggies’ Flooring Center Inc.
is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 8 a.m. to 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 website www.
roggiesflooringcenter.com. Also
check us out on Facebook.

Efficient service at Mike’s Appliances
February 2016 Special

Whirlpool® 24” Dishwasher
with AnyWare™
Plus Silverware Basket
• Energy Star® qualified
• AnyWare™ Plus silverware basket
fits in 3 places.
• AccuSense® Soil Sensor
• 1 Hour Wash Cycle

Sale Price

419
MIKE’S APPLIANCES
$

FREE DELIVERY & SETUP

7604 State Street, Lowville, NY
Sales & Service 376-7316

M

ike’s Appliances
opened in September 1982 when
Mike Purvines
bought Purvines Electric from
his father, Larry Purvines. Larry
owned and operated Purvines
Electric since 1950 and continued to work until August of 2004.
He passed away in September
2004 and is sadly missed.
Mike’s Appliances features a
full line of Whirlpool appliances. They are the only franchised
Tech-Care service and dealer
in the county. Mike will service
all major appliances, including refrigeration. In addition to
Whirlpool, they carry the full
line of Kitchenaid, Amana and
now Maytag appliances and offer
complete warranty and out-ofwarranty service on all the products they sell. Free delivery, set
up and removal of old appliances
is also offered.
In 1988, Mike’s brother, Larry
Jr., joined Mike’s Appliances.
Mike and Larry Jr.’s sister, Janet,

The crew at T.F. Wright and Sons Granite Foundry includes, from left, Brian Miller, Tanner
Widrick, Stephen Peck, Tina Ainsworth, Amy Gruner, William Wright and Richard Young.
Employees at Carthage Fibre Drum Inc. include, from left, Dale LaVine, Michael Beach, Brian
Ashley, Steve Smith, Julie Wheeler, Donald Beach and Amy Gruner, with company mascot,
“Jack.”

T.F. Wright & Sons Granite
is here for your granite needs Carthage Fibre Drum: serving

T

.F. Wright & Sons Granite
Foundry has been in business
for 18 years, offering a wide
range of monuments, mausoleums, field lettering and cemetery work.
They also have 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 make
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 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The office can be reached at 493-2963 or
493-2965. Also, a second location is at the
corner of Spring Valley Drive and Brookside Drive in Watertown.

Granite...

the paper industry since 1985

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arthage Fibre
Drum, Inc.,
purchased in
1985 by the
late Timothy Wright, is a
converter of chipboard
and corrugated products,

serving the fine paper
industry along with the
picture frame industry
throughout the Northeast.
Products are made
from recycled chipboard

and are either sheeted,
laminated or die cut to
various sizes and thicknesses. The end use is for
protection of large rolls of
fine paper and packaging
for frame products.

Carthage Fibre Drum, Inc.
Paper Board Converter

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 Coasters, Cheese Boards, Clocks, Thresholds,
Window Sills and Casings for Windows/Doors • Special Occasion Gifts
• Memorial and Monuments
Corner of Spring Valley Drive and Brookside Drive in Watertown

14 Hewitt Drive
Carthage, N.Y.

315-493-2730
Fax 315-493-6818

Janet, Mike and John at Mike’s Appliances are ready to help you.

joined the staff in July 2004. Larry
Jr. relocated in August 2009 and
Mike’s son, John Purvines, joined
Mike’s Appliances at that time.
Mike, John and Janet are here to

serve you Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.
Mike’s Appliances is located at
7604 State Street, Lowville.

(315) 493-2963 • (315) 493-2965 Fax
OFF ROUTE 3 CARTHAGE, NY

Serving the fine Paper Industry

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“Adding the finishing touch to your home”

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oggies’ Flooring Center Inc., 5809 Number
Four Road, Lowville,
is coming into its 11th
year in the flooring business of
sales and installation.
The goal of co-owners, Ben
and LouAnn Roggie and Will and
Dawn Roggie, is to continue to
provide you with the latest trends
and styles in all types of flooring. Their exclusive showroom
offers a large array of displays of
hardwood, laminate, ceramic
tile, vinyl, LVT and carpet that
our customers can order from.
The flooring center is now offering in stock area rugs by Sphinx
and Oriental Weavers, a variety
of laminate flooring, 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 es-

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Creating health happy smiles is mission of new dental practice

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The staff at A Happy Smile Dental Office.

Happy Smile Dental Office is
now accepting new patients
at their Route 26 location in
Great Bend, just outside of
Fort Drum. The practice and location
is new and not so new, all at the same
time. A Happy Smile Dental Office has
just completed the transition from the
former Fondak Dental Office to the new
dental practice under the ownership
and direction of Dr. Andrew Nguyen.
Dr. Nguyen had worked alongside Dr.
Jeffrey Fondak since April of 2015.
Dr. Nguyen earned his Doctor of
Dental Surgery degree from New York
University, College of Dentistry in 2001.
Dr. Nguyen has practiced dentistry in
California and New York. Before joining Fondak Dental he worked as a contract dentist on Fort Drum serving our
soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division
for the past ten years. “I was honored
to serve those who bravely serve our
country. I moved on to work with Fondak Dental Offices because I love the
challenge of serving the larger and more
diverse families of the North Country,”
Dr. Andrew Nguyen states. With the
opening of the new practice, Dr. Nguyen has welcomed Dr. Jemin Lee to the
practice. Dr. Lee earned her Doctor of
Dental Medicine [DMD] degree from
Tufts University of Dental Medicine,
Massachusetts in 2005 and was commissioned by the U.S. Army to serve as
a Captain/Army Dental Officer for Ft.
Drum, New York. Dr. Lee was honorably discharged from the US Army in
2008, where she continued to serve our

soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division
for seven more years. Patients will feel
at ease with Dr. Lee as she is well known
for her gentle nature and quality of care.
Dr. Lee states, “Smiling is my favorite
exercise. One of my favorite Korean
proverbs is ‘Smile! You will get good
luck in return!’ I want to help you get
your best smile [and good luck, too].”
A Happy Smile Dental Office offers a
full complement of dental services for
the entire family, children to geriatrics,
ranging from: Cleanings, Cosmetic,
Crowns and Bridges, Dentures [Full and
Partial], Extractions, Fillings/Sealants,
Implant Restoration, Occlusal Guards
[Night Guards, Athletic Guards], and
Root Canal Therapy. The office will be
accepting and billing most insurances
and are currently participating with
Delta Dental, MetLife, and United Concordia. More insurances are added continuously, check with the office for an
updated list.
A Happy Smile Dental Office has a
strong connection to Fort Drum and
the families of the brave men and women who serve at Fort Drum. Because of
their close proximity to the Post, they
are proud to have so many family members as patients. In addition, because
they are a new practice and they are accepting new patients, the wait time to
get an appointment may not be as long
as you may experience when contacting
other practices. Please call the office at
315-493-9393 for more information. Of
course Emergency Care is always available.

HOMES REALTY: bringing
J&H
Farms/
people and homes together

Firewood has
premium-cut
wood for sale

H

OMES REALTY is
celebrating their
first anniversary in
business this year.
With the help of our great team
of agents, and our clients who
entrusted us to help them with
their buying and selling needs,
2015 was a huge success. Over
the last year, we have appreciated the words of encouragement,
and support from family, friends
and the community. With eight
agents on staff, we at HOMES REALTY have the goal of “Bringing
People and Homes Together,”
and hope to continue to do so for
many years to come.
We understand the process of
selling and buying can be stressful, and aim to make the transaction as smooth as possible. When
using a HOMES REALTY agent,
we ensure that we will assist each
client from the beginning of the
process until the end. We don’t
just want to sell you a house, we
want to find you a home.
We are excited to see what
2016 has in-store for us, and we
look forward to expanding our
clientele while striving to finetune ways we can make HOMES
REALTY even better than the previous year.

I

Carol Lehman, Tyler Lago, Donna Loucks, Katie Harvey, Courtney Malone,
Brenda Malone, Steve Malone and Gayla Roggie of HOMES REALTY.

Feel free to stop into our office to talk about your real estate
needs. We are located at 7724
West State St., Lowville N.Y.
13367
If you’re looking to buy or sell,
feel free to give us a call. We will
be glad to meet with you and discuss your real estate needs.
Call our office at [315] 3774147 or one of our experienced
agents at:
n Brenda Malone: [315] 4081008;
n Donna Loucks: [315] 771-

6990;
n Tyler Lago: [315] 559-3028;
n Gayla Roggie: [315]2228804;
n Courtney Malone: [315] 4088177;
n Steve Malone: [315] 4084947;
n Katie Harvey: [315] 2667900;
n Carol Lehman[315] 3766278.
We look forward to working
with you!

n October of 2015, Jeff
and Hope Foy bought
Gary Beller’s firewood
processor and they are
working closely together to
provide Lewis and Jefferson
counties with premium cut
firewood.
With Gary’s logging experience, expertise and guidance, they currently have
around 1,500 face cord of logs
and 200 face cords cut, split
and stored inside.
As we head into next year’s

burning season, people can
count on us having split firewood ready to go and stored
under cover, with large sliding doors for excellent seasoning conditions. For the
folks who like to buy ahead
we will cut right off the log
pile.
Face cord amounts that
are purchased are guaranteed and the Foy’s aim for
same day delivery. They welcome the opportunity to earn
your business.

Firewood
315-771-8341

WE WANT YOU!
IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve
your space

TODAY!
Carthage Republican Tribune

Wood is stored inside and is available year-round

Jeff Foy • 315-771-8341

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Monnat & Son Plumbing and Heating in its 46th year

CARTHAGE TIRE

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Carthage Tire
Phone: (315) 493-2521
1-800-498-2522

127 N. Mechanic Street
Carthage, NY 13619
RICH SECOR, Owner

We Carry All Major Brands.

Owner Richard D. Secor and his employees, Paul H. Childers, Bryan C. Baker, Timothy A. Babcock and
James E. “Biff” Thompson at Carthage Tire, 127 N. Mechanic St., Carthage, will get you on the road again.

A to Z Liquors
7377 UTICA BLVD • 376-6115

Wines &
Spirits
for Everyone’s Taste!

Enjoy 10% OFF Wine Cases
Enjoy 5% OFF Liquor Cases

Watch for Our Wine Tasting Events!
* Specialty Items Available *

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am-7pm

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to Z Liquors, located at 7377 Utica Blvd.
in Lowville, has been owned by Michael
and Bethany Mathys since March 2015.
Mike and Beth were both born and
raised in Lewis County and are committed to making this newly-remodeled liquor store the place you
can find all of your favorite wine and liquor. If they
don’t carry a specific product, they will take your
request to get exactly what you’re looking for.
As you walk into A to Z Liquors, you get the sense
of a friendly, small town atmosphere, as you are
greeted upon arrival. It’s not uncommon for customers to compliment the new decor, the pleasant
aroma or the classic rock music softly playing in the
background. You will immediately notice the fullystocked shelves holding several new items and an
extended wine selection to browse through. There
are several sales every day on a wide selection of
products, as well as seasonal products and promotions.
Always wanting to support local businesses, A
to Z carries products from local vineyards, such as
Tug Hill Vineyards, Coyote Moon Vineyards and
Thousand Islands Winery. Every third Friday in the
spring and summer, you are welcome to come to
the store and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting.
An informative representative will be there to offer
samples to everyone who enters the store. Paired
with cheese and crackers, it’s a laid back, pleasant
atmosphere to enjoy the different tastes of the selected wines.
If you’re having a party, or just want to stock your
wine cellar or liquor cabinet, A to Z Liquors offers
discounts on buying in bulk. You can order a case
of wine and automatically receive a 15 percent dis-

and oil furnaces, Newmac woodoil combination furnaces and
Benjamin wood boilers. Give us a
call to clean and repair your boiler
or furnace.
We are trained, equipped and
experienced in the design and installation of radiant in-floor heating systems. Our distributor is
Wirsbo. Wirsbo pex tubing carries
a 30 year full warranty. Radiant
in-floor heat can save from 10 to
40 percent on heating costs. This
heating system will work with any
hot water source.
We are able to design and install your complete plumbing,
heating, air conditioning and refrigeration needs. There is no job
too big or too small.
We do offer 24-hour emergency service.
In the fall of 1994, John Hoppel
joined Monnat & Son Plumbing
and Heating as their refrigeration
and air conditioning technician.
John has completed a course at
Technical Careers Institute in
Windsor, Conn., and is a licensed
technician. He also completed
a two year residential electrical

course at Lewis County BOCES.
In August 2004, Jason Monnat
joined the Monnat & Son team as
a licensed technician for air conditioning, refrigeration and heating. Jason completed his course
of study at the University of North
Western, Ohio. Jason has also
completed the electrical technology course at Lewis County BOCES.
In June 2005, Jeffrey Monnat
joined the Monnat & Son team
full-time and has been working
part-time since 2000. Jeffrey has
completed the Computer Aide
Design/CAD program at Lewis
County BOCES.
With Jason and Jeffrey, we are
in our third generation of the
plumbing and heating business.
In November of 2015, Nicholas Mattimore joined the Monnat
team as a licensed technician for
air conditioning, refrigeration
and heating. Nicholas completed
his course of study at the University of North Western, Ohio.
Nicholas has also completed the
electrical technology course at
Lewis County BOCES.

Relax and enjoy a good meal
at jeb’s Restaurant in Lowville

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Owners Michael and Bethany Mathys welcome you to
A to Z Liquors at 7377 Utica Blvd. in Lowville.

count, or a case of liquor and get a five percent discount. A to Z Liquors offers gift items and Bethany
will personally arrange a beautiful gift basket specific to your request. There are unique gift bags,
wine openers and wine stoppers if you’d rather
prepare your own gift for someone special.
Please come visit the new owners at A to Z Liquors and see for yourself the new, charming store
with a big selection of your favorite beverages. The
store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m., with extended summer hours on Fridays
and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from May to
August.

wned by Emerson
and Jen Lehman
Metzler, jeb’s Restaurant, is located at
5403 Shady Ave., Lowville.
jeb’s employs 40 full and parttime employes. The general
manager is Jeremy Kelly [11/02];
kitchen manager, Jessic Heise
[11/02] and front house manager, Mandy Sauer [8/03].
In business 13 years, the restaurant offers dine-in, take-out,
corporate/business catering services for lunch and dinner. They
also served breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.
jeb’s has a full bar with multiple televisions and a banquet
room that can be used for private
parties.
During the past year, new
booths were added in the front
dining room.
The Metzlers plan to continue to upgrade the interior of

Pictured are, in front, Michael and Vanessa Monnat. In back, from left,
Jason Monnat, Nicholas Mattimore, John Hoppel and Jeffrey Monnat of
Monnat and Son Plumbing and Heating.

We feel blessed to have John,
Jason, Jeffrey and Nicholas on our
staff.
Vanessa is in charge of keeping the office running smoothly
with the secretarial and bookkeeping duties. She completed
the advanced business machines
course at Lewis County BOCES.
Contributing to Monnat’s suc-

cess are the people who work with
them and their valued customers.
Monnat & Son Plumbing and
Heating can be reached at their
office at 346-6183 or at home at
346-1213.
At this time, Monnat’s would
like to say thank you to all their
valued customers. Without you
they would not be a success.

PLUMBING, HEATING &
REFRIGERATION
Radiant Floor Heat • Water Systems
Electrical • Septic Service

Stop In And See Us At Our
NEW LOCATION

MONNAT & SON
Main Street, Croghan • Owner: Michael C. Monnat

or

ON CALL 24 HOURS A DAY!

Jen & Emerson Welcome You!
Management at jeb’s Restaurant in Lowville includes, from left, kitchen
manager Jessic Heise, front house manager Mandy Sauer, owners
Emerson and Jen Metzler and general manager Jeremy Kelly.

the building, with new booths in
the remainder of the restaurant.
They strive to provide great food,
great service and great times all
of the time.
Their hours are Monday

through Thursday from 11 a.m.
to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10
p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They
can be reached at 315-376-6029
or Jebkelly@frontiernet.net.

Open: Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm; Friday 11am - 10pm;
Saturday 8am - 10 pm & Sunday 8am - 8pm

C M Y K

A to Z Liquors offers customers large
selection in a welcoming atmosphere

onnat & Son
Plumbing is located on Main Street,
Croghan, in the
former Hall’s ATV building. Store
hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Customers
can purchase products for repairs and do-it-yourself projects.
Please stop in and see us.
Monnat & Son carry a complete line of plumbing and heating materials. Services that are offered include plumbing, heating,
air conditioning, refrigeration,
electrical, natural gas piping,
septic cleaning and installations.
We are equipped to sell and service Goulds and Grundfos water
pumps, install complete bathrooms and undertake plumbing
repairs and replacements. Some
of the brand names are Kohler,
Aker and Gerber.
Our line of kitchen, lavatory,
tub and shower faucets is Moen
and Wolverine Brass.
In our heating line, we have
Triangle Tube condensing boilers, Utica gas and oil boilers, Armstrong and Williamson hot air gas

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Are you spending your limited advertising dollars the best way?

BCA Architects & Engineers continues to expand its reach

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hristopher 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, St.
Lawrence and now Oneida
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 biggest question he is
asking potential clients the
last couple of years is, “Are
you really spending your
limited marketing dollars in
the most effective manner?

Chris Lorence speaks on marketing to an entrepreneurial
training class at SBDC in Watertown.

It frustrates me to no end to
see small businesses spending money on the same old
methods…just because
they always have, or a representative from a media
source convinces them it is
the best way to go. Instead of
stepping back and REALLY
looking at where and how
is the best way to reach the
customers they really want,

they just either don’t have
the time to really look at it,
or maybe need an outside
source to help them. Sometimes it takes a neutral party
such as myself to give them
that outside review, which I
am more than happy to do,
with a no cost consultation.
I especially want people to
think out of the box and look
at more modern methods

like the internet, and Facebook and social media…
once again all based on the
demographic they are trying to reach.”
Advertising continues to
be a major part of their business. “Many of my clients
have tried some hit-andmiss 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
to think of me as a member
of their team, which can
help get things done.”
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.
“Websites are one of the
most demanded services for
us this past year. Every business should have a website.
The internet is how people
find you, or find out about
your business or services,
and we offer a user friendly,
cost effective website package. One reason for the
boost in business is we offer
the ability for the business
owner to be able to change
and update their site themselves. That way they can
keep their costs down…but
we are here if they need us.”
Another aspect they have
made significant 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.”
The bottom line is that
so many people think they
can do their own marketing, and I give them credit
for trying…but I can almost
guarantee them that we can
maximize their efforts and
show them some things
that they might not know.
A free consultation would
be worth their time! Christopher A. Lorence Public
Relations and Marketing
Services is located at 110
South School Street (above
Fuller Insurance Agency).
For more information visit
www.chrislorence.com, or
call 783-2539.

Simpson Fuels: Serving our north country customers since 1991

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impson Fuels was established in November 1991 by Wesley
[Jim] and Mary K.
Simpson.
The
company
was founded on the principles of
doing business in a manner that
put honesty and fairness to their
customers in the same priority as
making a profit. Their only marketing tool was word of mouth
from satisfied customers. That
being said, the growth of Simpson
Fuels under their directive was
quite remarkable.
On July 1, 2014, Simpson Fuels
was acquired by Gerhard Munger

Simpson Fuels is located at 455 S. Washington St., Carthage.

of Lowville. He has over 30 years of
experience in the fuel oil and propane industry and also has been

successful as a propane retailer in
Lewis County during the late 1980s
to mid 1990s. Gerhard and his

wife, Nancy, managed Gemgas (a
propane company) with the same
principles that the Simpsons ran
Simpson Fuels. He was quite surprised to discover how many of his
former Gemgas customers were
now customers of Simpson Fuels.
Existing employees, Lori Bowhall, Tamar Astafan, Mike Woodward and Kirk Thomas, are still
with the company. New additions
are Nichole Wilmert C.S.R., and
Billy Gokey, fuel oil driver.
We have recently upgraded our
computer system and soon our
customers will be able to view and
track their account online. Online
payment will also be available in
the future.
For those customers who prefer

to make your payment in person,
you may visit our office at 455 S.
Washington St., Carthage N.Y.
13619. The office is open 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 12
p.m. on Saturdays during the winter season.
Simpson Fuels delivers Propane, home heating fuel, diesel
fuel, farm diesel, regular and non-e
gasoline to customers in Lewis, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.
Customers that purchase home
heating fuel and kerosene can take
advantage of our 10 cent per gallon discount if they pay at the time
of delivery or within 10 days of the
delivery [credit approved customers]. Budget plans are also available.

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CA Architects & Engineers is pleased to
announce they have
named five new Partners and one new Associate to
the firm. The new partners are
Scott Duell, AIA; Jeff McKenna,
PE; Travis Overton, AIA, Gregor
Smith, PE and Corey Reid, PE.
Michael Altieri, PE has been
named an Associate of the firm.
These new leaders have demonstrated their constant professionalism, depth of experience,
personal drive and dedication to
the firm.
The firm also added 18 new
positions since last year and expects continued, but measured,
growth this year, especially
across their regional offices. The
Ithaca, N.Y. operation has grown
from a staff of two at the beginning of 2015 to a staff of eight

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today. They concentrate primarily on public education clients in
the Central and Southern New
York regions.
The firm is currently engaged
in a broad range of unique and
innovative projects in its three
primary markets of Education,
Local and State Government,
and Healthcare. One of those
ongoing projects include a LEED
Silver Facility at Robert Moses State Park in Massena. This
facility houses its Administration, Park Police, Vehicle Maintenance and a Park Manager’s
Residence.
In the Education sector, the
firm has completed dozens of
five-year facilities evaluations
studies for their existing and
new K-12 clients across the state;
these studies generally lead to
many future capital construction

improvements.
In local healthcare, the firm is
engaged in a significant multimillion dollar renovation and
addition to the Samaritan Hospital Complex in Watertown, N.Y.
and is working on campus-wide
additions and renovations to
River Hospital in Alexandria Bay,
N.Y.
In State Government, the firm
recently secured its fourth term
contract for design services with
the NYS Office of General Services. Local and State Government
continues to be a growth market
and several of the firm’s recent
staff hires were specific to that
market area.
The firm is also newly exploring the Hospitality Market and is
designing several Marriott Hotel
projects, including a first in the
nation Generation 6 “Courtyard

by Marriott” Prototype. This is
being developed in the Greater
Philadelphia, Pa. area and also a
LEED designed project “Fairfield
by Marriott” in Charlottesville,
VA.
In the Lewis County area, the
firm recently designed a new
parking lot for Lewis County
DSS, which was subsequently
awarded an Environmental Facilities Corporation — Green Innovative Grants Program [GIGP]
grant for the project. The project
included porous asphalt pavement and sidewalks, bio retention facilities and tree plantings
to provide water quality benefits
to Mill Creek.
BCA knows that 2016 will be
another exciting year. The firm
anticipates continued growth in
its core markets, plans for exploration into other markets, and

the development of additional
business lines. For example,
BCA Construction Managers, a
new business division launched
in 2014, now serves clients in
the K-12 and local government
markets. They are planning to rebrand this year to accommodate
those various new markets and
business lines.
A new website will be
launched this spring and will feature the firm’s new philosophy of
“Consider it Done.” A sentiment
that reflects the firm’s strong
commitment to serve its clients
and the community first and
foremost, for anything they may
need.
BCA Architects & Engineers is
excited for what is to come and is
planning ahead beyond 2016 to
better serve the community and
their clients.

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Lewis County Chamber of Commerce:
NOT your typical chamber of commerce
fit from our Business After Hours.
Consider hosting a Business After Hours at your business. Many
attendees comment on the great
business contacts that they have
made during the evening. This
is a great event to showcase your
business. Maybe your business
is not suitable to hold the event;
team up with another business
and partner for the evening. If
you would like to discuss ideas
about hosting a BAH give us a
call.
The chamber refers chamber
businesses to hundreds of people who request tourism, relocation and general information
each year. We display brochures
and business cards for walk-ins
to pick up or for us to include in
mailing packets. Another great
opportunity to market your business.
Advertising in chamber publications — Chamber members

See CHAMBER, Page 97

Lewis County Chamber of Commerce officers are, in front, president Tina
Lanier; middle, treasurer Jim Schlieder and second vice president Mary
Lou Deminck and, back, secretary Tammie Lambert. Missing was first vice
president Jackie Mahoney.

P

ete Newell has over 35
years of professional
engineering and computer experience. He
has been providing expert computer service and high quality
computer equipment to residential, business, and local government customers in the Black River Valley, western Adirondacks
and eastern Tug Hill regions
since 2000.
Pete started his professional
career by earning an electrical
engineering degree from Rochester Institute of Technology,
and has worked as an engineer at
Calspan Advanced Technology
Center, General Electric Radar
Systems and Lockheed-Martin
Aerospace.
Along the way, he was one of
a handful of engineers chosen to
attend a special TRP Engineering Masters program at Syracuse
University, and was the only nonteacher chosen by the National
Science Foundation to participate in the New York State Technology Education Network initiative.
While working as a radar test
and design engineer for GE and
Lockheed, he also earned a master’s degree in vocational-technical education. He subsequently
became an instructor for principles of engineering, information
technology management, and
other technical subjects, and
was awarded permanent teaching certification by the New York
State Education Department.
Not only can Pete take care of
all your computer installation,
networking, repair, service needs
and supply you with a high quality reliable new computer with a
five-year warranty and local support, he can actually provide real
“tech support” and training.
Pete is also active in the community. He is the volunteer coordinator of the Lewis County
Emergency Communicators’
Group [see www.lcecg.org], holding the official positions of ARRL
Amateur Radio Emergency Service Emergency Coordinator and
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency
Service Radio Officer for Lewis
County, as well as section emergency coordinator for Northern

New York. He also maintains and
operates his own HF radio equipment as a member of the United
States Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS), which
provides backup and emergency
communications support to all
branches of the military as wall
as other national, state, and local
agencies. He has previously held
positions of emergency services
officer and communications officer with Civil Air Patrol.
As you might have gathered
from his volunteer service, Pete
has been an amateur radio operator for over 30 years. His call sign
is KC2WI. He holds the highestclass license [Extra], achieved by
passing an exam equivalent in
technical difficulty to the commercial first-class radiotelephone license exam required for
broadcast engineers.
Affordable Technical Solutions is primarily a computer
service business, but Pete has
a broad electrical engineering
background and is also available
to assist you with non-computer
technical problems. While he
does not maintain a full electronics repair facility, he can diagnose
and repair many common equipment problems.
Many times, just having a
knowledgeable technician look
at a situation can turn hours of
frustration into a quick fix. Having trouble connecting your tablet to your WiFi, or setting up your
new TV, stereo or telephone? Difficulty following a complicated
technical manual? Can’t understand the technical jargon or instructions provided by so-called
“customer support” representatives on the phone? Pete can help.
In fact, one of the advantages
of buying your new computer
from Affordable Technical Solutions is that you won’t have to
deal with incomprehensible instructions from someone in a distant call center. Instead you talk
to Pete in Glenfield, who speaks
English, knows your system and
knows you personally.
Having worked on all brands
of computers, Pete has chosen
to sell only the best high quality
computers, built and backed by
the number one custom system

builder in North America.
Rather than just selling you
something that happens to be on
the shelf but possibly outdated,
Pete’s Nexlink computers are
built specifically to meet your
needs, using only the latest high
quality components. This assures
you of the best performance, reliability, and long-term value.
Some local businesses have been
running his installed systems day
in and day out for over close to 10
years without a problem. If there
is a problem, Pete will still talk to
you even after the warranty is up
without immediately requiring
the purchase of a service plan.
Try that with a computer you
bought from the discount store
or online.
Pete can also assist you with
setup and transfer of information
from your old computer, whether
or not you buy your new one from
him. Most of the time, he can recover information from the old
one, even if it is not working.
Speaking of your old computer, Pete encourages you not
to give up on it so quickly. Many
times what appears to be a major problem is actually easily repairable. Computers don’t really
become “obsolete” as quickly as
you might think. Most older computers are still perfectly useful for
many tasks. Before you just throw
the old one out, give Pete a call.
He might save you a lot of money.
Even if you have your heart set
on a new computer, your old one
might be worth fixing just to have
as a backup or to allow multiple
users in the household or business to have access to the Internet or other applications at the
same time. If you’re not interested in having it repaired, Pete will
recycle it for you after ensuring
secure deletion of any personal
information.
If you are on a tight budget,
Pete generally has good used
computers available. Unlike
something you might pick up at
a yard sale or thrift shop, from a
want ad, or off the Internet, you
won’t be buying someone else’s
problems. Pete’s pre-owned
computers have been professionally cleaned, refurbished,
updated and optimized for im-

proved performance and security; and come with a limited warranty.
Unlike some “computer guys”
that come and go or may do some
computer building and fixing as a
sideline, Pete has been providing
Affordable Technical Solutions
to local customers as a full-time
profession for many years. He
concentrates on helping his customers, rather than as a hobby
business to fit in around another
job.
Pete’s computer and technical services include installation,
preventive maintenance, repair,
upgrades, system optimization
and customization, back-up solutions, data recovery, data conversion, wired and wireless networking, website development,
consulting, training and general technical support. He works
Windows PCs and Macs, and utilizes the latest top-rated diagnostic software and equipment from
Micro 2000, CTC, Acronis, Apricorn, HBCD, Avira, Symantec,
PowerQuest, Webroot and other
leading companies.
Pete may be able to help you
resolve minor problems over
the phone. If you download his
remote support connection
software, he can “remote in” to
your computer to fix many others. Pete offers on-site service as
well as economical carry-in shop
service. His hours are flexible to
meet your business needs, with
evening and weekend service

possible. Priority and emergency
service, as well as pick-up, delivery and setup are available. By
prior arrangement, customers
may also drop off or pick up items
at other locations.
Pete is dedicated to helping the
local community use and understand technology. He writes the
weekly technology column that
appears in three north country
newspapers including the “Man
vs. Machine” column in the Journal and Republican.
Although he has concentrated
on computer service and sales
over the past few years, his LewisFirst.com website is still available
as a resource for the community,
providing small businesses an
economical way to get on-line
with a basic website. LewisFirst.
com also provides free listings to
businesses and community organizations, free classified ads and
computer tech information.
Pete maintains websites for
several small businesses and organizations, and is administrator for Facebook pages as well.
He can help you with a Facebook
page or set up a low cost website
for your business, as well.
You can reach Pete Newell/
Affordable Technical Solutions
at 376-8879, or by e-mail at solutions@atspn.com. For more
information, contact him or
check out his websites solutions.
prnewell.com and www.LewisFirst.com.

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The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce board and employees include, front row, from left, Jerry Haenlin,
John Foster, Ross Wachowski, Jim Schlieder, executive director Anne Merrill and Tina Lanier. Middle row,
John Exford, Kristen Aucter and Mary Lou Deminck. Back row, administrative assistant Emily Munger,
Tammie Lambert and Jeremiah Papineau. Missing were board members Jamie Nakano, Jackie Mahoney,
Blaine Campany and Crystal Rupert.

W

e are the Lewis
County Chamber with over 500
business and individual members. We are also
the Tourism Promotion Agent
for Lewis County, marketing
Lewis County through a number
of travel shows and fairs. We are
the sponsor of the Lewis County
Leadership Academy that provides individuals with the knowledge and opportunities to become leaders and volunteers in
their communities.
We also partner with many of
the non-profits, assisting them
with their events that help the
citizens of Lewis County, such as
the United Way with the school
supply and food drive, Department of Social Services and their
foster care and adoption program and the Homeless Tree initiative or the Salvation Army with
the kettle drive and old newsboys
drive during the holidays.
Our chamber members bene-

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computers and friendly, local, professional service

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North Country Family Health Center makes sure health care
and dental care are available to everyone in the Lowville area

Staff at the North Country Family Health Center medical/dental and WIC clinic at Lewis County General Hospital
in Lowville include, seated, from left, Morgan Carroll and Sarah Amelio. Standing, Michele Ross, Jill Guiles,
Stacey Houppert, Yong Chang DDS, Erin Kolb, Rosetta Landis, Bea Waldron, Jennifer Torres and Karen Ritz.
Missing from the photo is Anthony Longo DDS.

N

orth Country Family
Health Center [NCFHC] is a not-forprofit organization
that operates Federally Qualified Health Centers [FQHCs] in
Watertown and Lowville. The
agency’s mission is to expand
access to quality healthcare for
everyone, with special attention
to uninsured and underinsured
populations.
NCFHC provides care that is
convenient and comprehensive, offering adults and children
medical, dental and WIC services
at their offices in the rear wing of
Lewis County General Hospital.
 NCFHC offers high quality,
patient-centered healthcare to
anyone who needs it, no matter
what their insurance coverage or
income;
 NCFHC sees any patient, of
any age, who needs care;
 NCFHC sees patients with
insurance and those without;

 NCFHC offers an incomebased, sliding fee to patients who
are not covered by insurance.
This reduced fee can also be applied to charges for underinsured patients — those with high
deductibles and co-pays;
 NCFHC is accessible to patients, showing a commitment to
removing barriers to care for all
patients.
“Every day in our waiting
rooms I see the value of our
model of healthcare,” said Joey
Marie Horton, NCFHC executive director. “When individuals
have a place to go for regular care
that is accessible and affordable,
they can focus on prevention and
stay healthier. Offering medical,
dental and WIC services at one
location is convenient for our patients and promotes the patientcentered, integrated care that is
part of our model and our mission.”
Services at NCFHC-Lowville
include:
 General primary care including treatment of illness and
injury, immunizations, well exams, basic GTN services
 Preventative and restorative
dental services
 WIC services for women
who are pregnant, infants and
children — including nutritious
food, nutrition education and
breastfeeding support
 Assistance with finding and
enrolling in affordable health insurance
The Family Health Center accepts all patients regardless of
their insurance status and welcomes individuals covered by
private insurance, military insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and
managed care plans. An incomebased sliding-fee scale for those
without insurance is also offered
to ensure that health and dental

care is available to anyone who
needs it.
NCFHC’s Lowville office also
houses the WIC Program. WIC
improves the health of pregnant
women, new mothers, infants
and children by giving families
nutritious food, nutrition advice,
tips for staying healthy, recipes
and resources for growing families WIC also offers special support for mothers who choose to
breastfeed.
To receive WIC foods, families
need to meet income guidelines.
WIC guidelines are generous
and many working and military
families qualify [for example, a
family of four qualifies for WIC if
their annual income is less than
$44,863].
WIC staff also travel to make
the program available across
Lewis County. WIC clinics are
held regularly in Lowville, Lyons
Falls and West Carthage
NCFHC-Lowville is open
Monday through Friday with
dental appointments offered
until 6 p.m. Medical appointments are available Tuesdays
and Wednesdays, with additional days and hours to be added
as patient need grows. The WIC
office is open during business
hours Monday through Friday,
with extended hours available for
working families.
Additional information is
available by visiting www.NoCoFamilyHealth.org or by calling
NCFHC’s Lowville Medical/Dental Office at 315-376-4500, or the
Lowville WIC Office at 315-3766427.
In addition to their new
Lowville location, NCFHC operates a Health Center at 238 Arsenal St. in Watertown and schoolbased health/dental programs in
the Watertown, South Jefferson,
Alexandria Central, Copenhagen
and Lowville School Districts.

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have the opportunity to advertise their
products and services in the chamber’s monthly newsletter, the Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide,
Fall Foliage Drive-It-Yourself Tour
Booklet, Visitor’s Guide on our website and on our Proud Member Banner. The chamber continues to provide inexpensive ways for our chamber
members to advertise as inexpensively
as possible. Consider placing an ad
in the Lewis County Visitor’s Guide.
These guides are distributed to Kirkwood, Preble, 1000 Islands Tourism
County in Alex Bay, Barneveld, Route
81, Old Forge, Beekman Town, Lake
Placid, Lake George, Franklin County, Hamilton County, mile marker 33
North in Sloatsburg and 65 North at
Plattskill, Oswego County Tourism Office, Plaza Visitor’s Center in Albany,
Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga Chamber,
West Henrietta, Yates County Chamber in Penn Yan, mile post 127 north
and south in New Baltimore, the Convention Center in Ithaca, Greater Olin
Chamber and the Greater Watertown
Area Chamber. They are also displayed
at eight travel shows in New Jersey,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Western
New York, Fort Drum and the National Car Show in Syracuse. Over 50,000
copies of this guide are handed out annually.
The Proud Member Banner is anoth-

er inexpensive way to advertise your
business. The banner is at every event
and the cost is a mere $200 for the year.
Co-op advertising is also available.
Take advantage of our bulk mailing
permit. There is no charge to use the
chamber’s permit. Anytime you have
a mass mailing of 200 pieces or more
qualifies you to use the bulk mail permit. Using this permit will possibly cut
your mailing cost in half.
As a chamber member, you have
the opportunity to be one of the various sponsors for specific events and
dinners. By being a sponsor, you are
included in the newsletter, press releases, and have the opportunity to
speak at the dinners about your business. This is great exposure for a small
investment.
Chamber members receive two free
listings in the bi-annual publication
— you are listed alphabetically and by
category. These guides are distributed
throughout the county to chamber
businesses. Stop in and pick some up
for your office and refer to these guides
when looking for services offered in
our county.
Take advantage of the opportunity
to man the chamber’s booth at the
Lewis County Fair or the state fair.
Manning the fair booths is a no-costto-you way to advertise your business.
We pay for your parking and your entrance fee. This is a great opportunity
for you to talk to people about the
county and your business, hand out

your brochures, and showcase your
business without the expense of having your own booth.
All chamber members receive a free
listing on the chamber website. Free
links are provided to those chamber
members who have a website. The Adirondacks Tug Hill tourism website is
viewable on smart phones. Also, the
chamber offers the “lodging finder”
free for lodging establishments. Visitors that are arriving in the area can
check on their phone for what establishments have rooms available. Our
website is receiving over 26,000 visits
per month. Another great way to promote your business. We are very excited that there is a summer and winter
app available for free for smart phone
users. These apps have all of our recreation-related materials on them, such
as hiking trails, horse trails, restaurants, lodging and much, much more.
The chamber provides education
and training seminars — we host seminars throughout the year designed to
educate business owners and their
employees on programs available to
them. We partner with Jefferson Express, who offers the classes. If you
have a seminar that you would like us
to consider holding, please give me a
call.
The chamber partners with the Stephen C. Foy agency to bring affordable health care to Lewis County businesses and their employees. Electrical
Savings Programs are also available as

Colleen’s Creekside open 7 days a week

C

olleen’s Creekside is
owned and operated
by Colleen and Keith
Wheeler. The business
is located on Route 177 in Barnes
Corners.
We offer gas, kerosene, diesel
fuel, groceries, cigarettes, deli
products, sub sandwiches, burgers, pizza, coffee, soda, cappuccino, ice cream, beer and ice,
along with various other store
amenities.
We have a limited supply of
snowmobile and ATV parts and
a selection of clothing, including plenty of gloves, face masks
and neck warmers to help keep
you warm in the snowmobiling
months.
We are open Mondays through
Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.,
Fridays and Saturdays from 6
a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

the chamber partners with the Great
Watertown Chamber of Commerce to
bring their Electrical Savings Program
to our chamber members.
The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce works closely with the NYS
Small Business Development Center, Jefferson-Lewis Employment and
Training, Lewis County Industrial Development Authority, Development
Authority of the North Country, Tug
Hill Commission, local snowmobile
clubs, North Country Alliance, the
Tug Hill Adirondack ATV Association,
individual ATV clubs, Lewis County
Economic Development, Adirondack
Regional Tourism Council and many
other agencies.
Lewis County Chamber provides a
very informative monthly newsletter
on local businesses, new members,
events and activities in the area — another opportunity for advertising your
business. Be the monthly sponsor and
be featured on the front page, or purchase a full page insert.
We hope that this reminder of what
the chamber benefits are, is beneficial
to you. If you are not already a member, sign up today and take advantage
of the opportunities to promote your
business.
As always, we are looking for volunteers to help out in the office and when
we are doing mass mailings and working events. If you have some space
time and want to get involved, give us
a call 376-2213.

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We would like to thank all of
our customers for their business over the past year, and we
look forward to serving you and

new customers in the upcoming
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Please stop in and meet our
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Falls Pharmacy: Serving Northern New York for three generations

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Some of the high-quality woodwork crafted by Hilsinger Woodworking and Design. Give
owner and custom cabinetmaker Nathanael DeGeorge a call today at 376-9442.

Pictured is another example of Hilsinger Woodworking and Design’s high-quality
workmanship.

H

ilsinger Woodworking and Design has
been serving Lewis County and Northern New York since 2010. It is owned by
cabinetmaker Nathanael DeGeorge, who
attended the New England School of Architectural
Woodworking in Easthampton, Mass., and worked as
a cabinetmaker in southern Maine and Upstate New

York before opening Hilsinger Woodworking and Design in West Martinsburg.
In an age of automation and disposability, we are
dedicated to true craftsmanship, building high-quality
woodwork to last generations. We have the privilege of
designing and building all aspects of fine woodworking from kitchen cabinetry to restoration millwork

and take pride in bringing both simple and complex
projects to reality. We work closely with our clients
to incorporate their needs and ideas into the finished
product.
Honesty and integrity are the cornerstone of our
business, and we are happy to be part of Lewis County
and the north country.

Custom
Cabinetry
Welcome to Hilsinger
Woodworking & Design, a
full-service woodworking
shop perched atop upstate
New York’s Tug Hill Plateau
specializing in cabinets and
other elements of
architectural woodwork.

Solid Surface
Countertops
Fine Furniture
Restoration
Millwork

3772 Rector Road, Lowville, NY
315.376.9442
www.hilsingerwoodworkinganddesign.com

Ph.: 315-376-3525 • Fax: 315-376-4136

helium balloon filling, fax services and a coin operated copy
machine.
The pharmacy offers durable
medical equipment sales and

rentals [including wheelchairs,
walkers, canes, commodes, etc.],
colostomy supplies and a large
selection of Natures Bounty vitamins. A blood pressure machine

is available, free of charge. Looking for a hard to find item? Just
ask the courteous staff who will
be happy to special order an item
for you. The pharmacy encour-

Do something nice for yourself with a
visit to The Haircut Company & Day Spa

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Nathanael DeGeorge - Owner & Custom Cabinetmaker

Employees at Falls Pharmacy in Lyons Falls include, from left, Casey Flynn, Nick Fayle, Travis Edwards, Makayla
Skiff, Lori Farquhar and Brianna Flynn.

ages you to check out our prescription prices. All major insurances are accepted.
We also encourage you to stop
by and visit the Pharmacy Museum, located in the lobby behind
the pharmacy. Curated by former owner and pharmacist, Roy
Hammecker, the museum consists of memorabilia and collectibles acquired throughout the
lifetime of the pharmacy. There
are also items on display from
the old soda fountain, which was
originally in the pharmacy when
it was located on Center Street in
Lyons Falls.
Lori would like to take this opportunity to thank her employees for their hard-work, dedication and friendly customer
service. She would also like to
thank her valued customers for
their continued loyalty and patronage. The Falls Pharmacy
looks forward to continuing the
serve the North Country for many years to come.

hen I [Michelle
Davoy, owner]
opened The Haircut Company, it
was out of convenience. I chose
Croghan because my son was in
school and then if anything came
up, I was there. Ten years ... where
did it go?
Now, I’m so happy to introduce
the rest of our family and the services we offer: Michelle Wolff is
with us part-time. You can reach
her at 771-0940. Samantha Duffer
can be reached at 771-9637. New
to our family this year is Mallory
Flynn, 777-0017. Jessica Zehr has
added new services to her massage therapy menu and can offer
doula services. Her appointments
can be made at 486-9593. My
number has stayed the same, 9217503. You may call, text or reach
us by Facebook at anytime.
We are offering just about everything, from cuts and color
to smoothing and permanent
curling, hair extensions, custom
make-up blends made just for
you, special occasion applications
and makeup parties all offered

with Motives Custom blends, integrated massage and advanced
aesthetics. My skin care offers
much more than just a relaxing
facial, including acne treatments,
hydrating and firming, microdermabrasion, sun and age spot
removal, chemical peels, permanent hair reduction and waxing.
Let’s not forget about pedicures
and manicures with Schellac polish changes.
We’d like to extend a thank you
to our customer families for be-

ing with us so long and welcome
our new family members we are
about to meet in the near future.
If you are driving by our Main
Street, Croghan, location and notice the sign, “The Haircut Company & Day Spa,” and “open” sign
on, stop in! We still take walk-ins.
You can find us on Facebook for
specials.
Making your next appointment
is easiest by calling or texting any
of us, using our numbers above.
We can’t wait to hear from you.

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• Fax & Copy Service • Western Union
• Newspapers • Local History Books & More!
File Processing

The Haircut Company
& Day Spa
Full Service Family Hair Care
Massage & Advanced Aesthetics
MAIN STREET - CROGHAN

PHONE: 315.921.7503

Lori Farquhar Owner
Open Daily

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or three generations
the Falls Pharmacy
has proudly served
Northern New York. A
family run business, owned and
operated by Lori Farquhar RPh.,
Falls Pharmacy is located at the
corner of McAlpine and Cherry
streets in Lyons Falls. Hours of
operation are Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The pharmacy encompasses a
large gift section, which includes
Yankee Candles, Adirondack décor, primitive home décor, Russel Stover candies, North Country books, Melissa and Doug toys
and much more. To complement
the gift section, there is an extensive selection of greeting cards,
gift wrap, bags, bows and party
supplies. Gift wrapping is offered
free of cost. We also carry school
and office supplies.
Other services provided on the
premises include UPS shipping,
a Kodak photo printing kiosk,

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Lunch at Mike’s Pig Pen in Watertown worth the drive

Moncrief
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ooking to have a mouthwatering lunch? Take a drive
to Mike’s Pig Pen in Watertown. You will not be disap-

“Dedicated to providing quality, value and timely service.”

R. Stephen Moncrief, Jr., PLS
PLS #049819

pointed.
Mike’s Pig Pen, owned by Michael
Cornell, is located 18938 County
Route 165/Outer Washington Street,
by the car dealerships. Just look for the
huge pink pig on the roof.
The business is going on its third
year of operation. The facility is very
clean and welcoming.
When you walk through the door,
you will be greeted by Michael, who,
besides being the owner, is the fabulous cook. Melissa, the waitress, will
greet you with her warm, friendly
smile.
The business is open year round.
The menu offered is “dog gone”
great food — hamburgers, cheeseburgers [fresh hamburg daily], Hof-

Phone: (315) 376-8444
Cell: (315) 486-0307
7650 North State Street / P.O. Box 249
Lowville, NY 13367
Email:moncrief2@aol.com
Website: moncriefsurveying.com

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Employees at Buckingham Hardware and Great Outdoors include, front row, from left, Cody O’Donnell,
Tari Lyndaker, Steve Stogsdill and Chad Hirschey. Back row, Tarren Farney, Jarrett Aubin, Ben Roggie, Matt
Kilionski, Jordan Boliver, Todd Buckingham and Deb Kennedy.

Buckingham Hardware and Great
Outdoors: where work meets play

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uckingham Hardware & Great Outdoors, 9801 Main St.,
Croghan, features four
fully stocked floors where you
will find everything from nuts
and bolts, plumbing and electrical supplies, hunting, camping
and fishing items, live bait, a variety of boots including Muck,
Kinco Gloves and so much more.
They now feature a full line of
Valspar paint and Cabot stains,
plus free samples to choose from
and all supplies for your painting
jobs.
An unveiling of a new and
remodeled Lawn and Garden
Department will be held in the
spring of 2016. The department
will feature many new products.
Buckingham Hardware has
the knowledge and tool certification of power and air tools, kerosene heaters, pneumatic tools as
well as many others. They can
perform the monthly maintenance for you or get parts and
repair as needed. Free estimates
are available before repairing.

Can’t find what you’re looking for in the store? Just ask one
of their friendly employees and
they will be more than happy to
order it for you. Most items arrive
within a few days. Since a large
part of their business is special
orders, Buckingham Hardware
has become the go to place for
those hard to find items.
The Rewards Program = FREE
money. Besides free cash, membership has other benefits: invitations to customer appreciation
days, special events and a gift
card on your birthday. According to Chad Hirschey, general
manager, Buckingham Hardware paid out more than $25,000
in 2015. Stop in and ask how you
can become a member of this
elite program that allows you to
earn cash back.
Their company motto is
“Where Work Meets Play,” and
if you spend any amount of time
in the store, you will experience
where the two meet. If you have
never been to Buckingham Hardware, we invite you to stop in, gr-

ab a bag of free popcorn and ask a
member of our customer-friendly team to show you around. You
will be glad you did.
Todd Buckingham, owner, believes the store’s appeal is that it
has remained true to its nature
as a service-oriented neighborhood store, where the staff still
cuts and threads pipe and sells
it by the foot, makes duplicate
keys, does custom cuts for glass
and plexiglass and sells nails individually, not just in packages.
Buckingham Hardware &
Great Outdoors takes pride in superior customer service! Their 11
PRO team members are trained
to serve your every need. Chad
Hirschey states, “We value our
customers and welcome new
ones.”
Check us out at www.buckinghamhardware.com or on
Facebook; phone 346-6039; fax,
346-1504; e-mail: buckhdwe@
frontiernet.net.
The store is open Monday
through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7
p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

mann hot dogs and coneys, sweet
sausage [toppings are offered for an
additional charge], hand-cut french
fries, onion rings, chicken tenders,
“hot homemade” soups daily, assorted beverages and coffee. No alcoholic
drinks are available.
Select specials are offered: Tuesday through Friday — fresh “homemade” pulled pork sandwich with a
side of coleslaw; for all you fish lovers
— available Thursday and Friday —
“hand breaded” haddock sandwich.
Prices are very reasonable and
quick service is provided. Take-outs
are available or you can eat in.
Mike’s was rated 3 1/2 forks out of
5 by a food critic that stopped by to
sample the menu.
As soon as the warm weather arrives, the deck will be open for outside
seating.
You will see a 1940 Amish-made,

John Deere tractor on the deck. The
tractor churns the homemade ice
cream in the tractor, which has two
churns and a large belt. Three flavors
will be available, served in a bowl —
chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Ice
cream floats will also be available.
Looking for a place to host an event
or a meeting? Contact Michael at 2566586. Mike’s Pig Pen has plenty of
parking.
Looking to host a cook-out? Mike
can prepare rotisserie chicken and/or
pig. Give him a call for details.
Business hours are: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Future plans will be to extend hours.
Michael would like to thank the
many folks who have stopped in and
patronized the business. He appreciates people driving down and hopes to
Mike Cornell, owner of Mike’s Pig Pen in Watertown.
continue seeing many new faces.

Monnat’s carries wide variety of
groceries and locally-made items

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onnat’s Country
Store-IGA Express is located
on Main Street
in the village of Croghan.
Monnat’s carries a variety of
groceries including a full line of
IGA products that offer exceptional quality and value at everyday low prices. Lean ground
beef and ground round is made
fresh daily; they make their own
pan sausage, jerked beef and
jerked pork; Paulie’s Jerked Pork
is available May through September or by special order. They
carry a variety of beef, pork,
poultry, produce, dry goods,
health and beauty aids, Jane
Martin’s donuts, locally-made
maple syrup from Black Creek
Farms, Great Lakes cheese curds
[delivered every Thursday],
and a large variety of bedding
plants, perennials and hanging
baskets that arrive each spring,
just in time for Mother’s Day.
Copies of their four-page
weekly advertising circular are
available in the store. The Neighborhood IGA Express Advertising Group continues to offer affordable prices that offer weekly
savings for their customers.
Monnat’s Country Gifts carries locally-made items includ-

~ OPEN YEAR ROUND ~

LOOK FOR THE HUGE
PINK PIG ON THE ROOF!

315-256-6586
18938 Cty Rte 165
Outer Washington St.
Watertown, NY

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MONNAT ’S
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“The Country Store You Can Depend On”

Some of the many items found at Monnat’s Country Store and Monnat’s
Country Gifts, Main Street, Croghan.

ing Amish hand-made quilts, soy
candles, soaps and lotions made
by The Blue Bird, table runners,
placemats, towels, wreaths and
decorative items from Linda’s
Patchwork, primitive and decorative country items, Billy Jacobs framed prints, and a large
selection of greeting cards,
including Leanin Tree cards.
Monnat’s Country Store/
Monnat’s Country Gifts is lo-

cally owned by Jerry and Carol
Schneeberger. They look forward to their 21st year in business and wish to thank all their
customers for supporting their
local grocery store located in the
heart of their community.
The store is open Monday
through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6
p.m.
Debit and credit cards are accepted.

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Volunteer Transportation Center ... Driving the extra mile!

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From the Volunteer Transportation Center are, back row, from left, John Exford, Judy Colton,
Sam Purington, Darius Reed, Melissa Saffin and Luanne VanBrocklin. Middle row: Kathy
Birth, Janelle Longton and Jennifer Cross-Hodge. Front row: Carol Gardner, Jan Wainwright
and Lydia Lloyd. Missing from photo: Linda Maney and Darin Keggins.

Jefferson and Lewis county residents. In
late 2013, the organization added a second office to serve St. Lawrence County in

Canton.
Drivers log an average of 359,937 miles
per year for more than 12,236 trips across

the North Country and greater New York
State. This equates to just over 17,000
hours each year. This means the VTC is expected to see an increase in the number of
miles driven and trips offered by our generous drivers in the coming months.
The VTC relies on the generosity of volunteers who are trained and certified to
fulfill this mission. Each driver must submit an application of interest and pass
extensive background checks. Once the
driver has completed all paperwork and
participated in orientation, they can hit
the road.
Typically, programs are funded entirely by community donations, grants
and fund-raising events such as the North
Country Chili Cook-Off, Hits for Rides
Youth Baseball Tournament and the 50
Bird Shoot. These fund-raising projects
help the VTC reimburse their volunteer
drivers for miles driven.
If you are interested in giving back to
the community and have a few hours free
each week, consider becoming a volunteer driver. If you would like to become
a volunteer driver, call John Exford, program coordinator, at (315) 376-3777 or if
you would like to make a donation, visit
www.volunteertransportationcenter.org.

Ph.: 315-376-3525 • Fax: 315-376-4136

Hairport Hair Designs: a full service salon

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ocated in New Bremen,
on State Route 812,
Hairport Hair Designs
is a family run professional hair salon ready to meet
your needs. The salon started in
the hands of Renee Duflo in 1980
and is currently operating under
daughter, Brittney Duflo.
“The opportunity to re-open
my mother’s salon had always
been a career path I wanted to
take.” Completing two degrees
[Bachelor’s, Oswego 2007; MBA,
University of Phoenix, 2009], I
chose to attend cosmetology
school with the end goal to be

Hairport Hair Designs is located on State Route 812 in New Bremen.

closer to home and run a business
in a field that is enjoyable and rewarding. Finishing the program

in early 2013, I remodeled and
updated the existing salon with
the help of family and friends. I

V.S. Virkler & Son Inc.:
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roviding NYS DOT approved aggregate and
concrete materials,
V.S. Virkler & Son Inc.
has been locally owned and operated for 70 years. With first rate,
quality materials and top notch
customer care and a service area
extending over multiple counties in Northern New York, we are
pleased to say that we are rolling
into 2016 at full speed!
We were involved in many
projects this past year. Some of
those include the towers for the
new Lewis County 911 system,
the Van Amber Road bridge replacement, local business expansions as well as some local
farm expansions. We also saw a
growing interest in our decorative landscape blocks again this
year. One of the larger block projects was in Henderson Harbor,
located on Lake Ontario. These
walls make a beautiful addition
to your home’s landscape.
In early 2015, we began laying
the groundwork to erect a solar farm for V.S. Virkler & Son’s
electrical needs. With our first
chosen location not working
out, we then chose a location on
Route 12 South in the town of
Martinsburg for our solar farm.
In late 2015, we broke ground
on the land which will be home

reopened the salon in June 2013
under the same existing name.
Throughout the years, Hairport Hair Designs has established
a positive reputation based on
quality, service, professionalism
and a deep knowledge of our profession, products, and industry;
making a great partner for your
hair and skin needs.
Hairport Hair Designs is a full
service hair salon featuring an
Italian color line and a variety
of essential products for all hair
types and needs, facial waxing,
paraffin hand dips, special occasion up-do’s. The services offered

continue to grow thru the years.
Some of the newest additions include: tanning and manicures,
featuring the shellac polish. They
also offer airbrush makeup application, which provides flawless coverage by minimizing skin
imperfections while giving skin a
beautifully natural finished looking result. It is water resistant and
lasts 20+ hours or more.
The salon is handicapped accessible. For more information or
to book an appointment, call 3763223, www.hairportdesigns.com
or like us on Facebook: Hairport
Hair Designs.

Hairport hair Designs

376-3223
For an Appointment

Duflo Airport • 8369 State Rt. 812, Lowville
hairportdesigns.com

Locally owned and operated serving...
A portion of the wall built in Henderson Harbor.

to a 200KW solar farm with approximately 700 panels and will
provide V.S. Virkler & Son with
all their electrical needs. We expect to complete the project in
late spring 2016 with the help of
Fourth Coast out of Clayton.
Owners, Joe Virkler, Timothy
“Sam” Moore and Morris McIntosh, would like to acknowledge
the loyal contractors and especially the farming community,
to whom we are very thankful
for their business. Also, we wish
to thank the 40 dedicated full
and part-time employees that
work hard every day and the local
community for their continued

support. Joe, Sam and Morris, as
well as the rest of the VSV staff,
look forward to another year of
serving our customers and community.
Call our office at 376-2713 and
talk to Brownie to schedule your
delivery of concrete and aggregates or stop by one of our quarries to pick up a load of stone
for your driveway or sand for
the kids. You can also visit our
new updated website at www.
Virklers.com to help you start
planning any upcoming projects
you may have.

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• SOUTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES

Ready Mix Concrete
Driveways • Sidewalks • Bunkers

Sand • Stone • Gravel
• Limestone Products
376-7022 • 942-4292
P.O. Box 669, Lowville, NY

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any of us take the freedom
of hitting the open road,
whether for business or
pleasure, for granted. Just
hopping in the car and going whenever
the need arises is a luxury. However, many
individuals in the North Country might
not have reliable transportation to medical appointments or maybe it is a matter of
economics and rising gas prices.
The Volunteer Transportation Center,
Inc. [VTC], established in 1991, drives
thousands of miles each year, assisting
community members in Jefferson, Lewis
and St. Lawrence counties. Over the last
20 years this essential non-profit organization has provided rides to health care
appointments, grocery shopping and
other destinations for residents. The staff,
board of directors and volunteer drivers
look forward to a time when transportation to community activities and services
is accessible to all North Country residents, regardless of economic or special
needs. But for now, the mission drives on
— striving to provide essential transportation for North Country residents who have
no other transportation alternatives.
The main office of the VTC is located at
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Larry Noftsier provides tax and financial services

ESSENLOHR MOTORS

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arry Noftsier can offer you
tax and financial services for
you and your family. Your tax
return is a snapshot of your
financial health. It encompasses your
relationships, educational goals, health
care, retirement and other aspects of
your financial life. Will taking money
out of my IRA result in a higher tax bill?
Maybe you have a small business or you
are self-employed. There are many decisions you must make every day that
can affect your financial health. These
decisions involve health care, getting
ready for retirement, protecting your
assets and business expenses.
Everyone is different and has different needs, that is why, as an advisor,
Larry does not have a one size fits all
approach. Larry can offer a holistic approach to help you pursue your goals,
whether it is for retirement, education

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Employees at Essenlohr Motors on Utica Boulevard in Lowville include, from left, Andy Christman, Jeff
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investment needs at Noftsier’s Income Tax Service in Naumburg.

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costs, planning for the vacation you
always wanted or protection for your
loved ones.
Larry has a series 7 license to offer
investments* and insurance license
to offer insurance products. He also
has his AFSP with the IRS, meaning he
can represent clients whose returns he
prepared and signed, before revenue
agents, customer service representatives and similar IRS employees, including the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
Give Larry a call at 804-7192 or email
at larry.noftsier@hdvest.net to start a
plan to pursue your objectives or if you
need tax preparation services.
Larry Noftsier Registered Representative* Securities offered through
HD Vest Investment Services, Member SIPC, 6333 N. State Highway 161,
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IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
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osh Pics Photography by Lori is a custom portrait photography business established in 2013. Lori Rhubart became
interested in photography when her son,
Dylan, and daughter, Eden, were babies. She enjoyed capturing their special moments and discovered that she had a keen eye to create the perfect
photo. Friends and family requested her photography services and Posh Pics was born.
One of Posh Pics Photography specialties is newborn photography. Lori states that the best infant
photography sessions must be scheduled within
the first 14 days of life. However, the best time to
conduct a photos session is within three and seven
days of arrival. The infant will be moved around
and scrunched into different positions so it is important that they are sleepy to allow them to be
handled and posed. Props are incorporated into Posh Pics Photography by Lori photographed Dr.
her photography to create unique photo sessions Josefina Tan-Domingo with the last baby she delivered
at Lewis County General Hospital.
for her clients.
In addition to infant photography, Lori also specializes in maternity sessions, children and fam- bart donated photos of Lewis County babies for a
ily portraits and enjoys working with high school calendar celebrating Lewis County babies for the
seniors to create the perfect senior portfolio that Lewis County Hospital Foundation. She was honmatches their unique personalities. Wedding pho- ored to photograph Dr. Josefina Tan-Domingo
tography is also another Posh Pics specialty. Lori with the last baby she delivered at Lewis County
feels extremely fortunate to capture the special mo- General Hospital. The Posh Pics Photography stuments of a client’s wedding day that will create last- dio is conveniently located at 7612 North State
Street in Lowville. However, Lori also conducts
ing memories for the couple.
Lori photographed the doctor portraits at both many of her photo sessions on outdoor locations
Star Lake and Lewis County General Hospital. She selected by her or her clients. For more information
also coordinated and photographed a 2014 calen- on pricing or to view the Posh Pics Photography
dar fund-raiser for the Hand In Hand Early Child- portfolio, please visit the Posh Pics website at www.
hood Center. Each themed month featured groups poshpicsbylori.com, the Posh Pics Photography by
of children from the center. Additionally, Mrs. Rhu- Lori Facebook page or call 1-585-356-8153.

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Specializing
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Also offering:
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• Senior Portraits
• Children & Family Portraits • Wedding Photography

Please call to schedule your Easter mini session.
Saturday, March 19th
$60 plus tax. Includes 5 to 7 images and disk.
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Clayton Yacht House

Otter Creek Bridge

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ubertine and Currier
is an architectural design, civil/structural
engineering and professional land surveying firm offering superior and affordable
services to residents, businesses
and governmental agencies in
the North Country and beyond.
Aubertine and Currier experienced a steady year in 2015, with
earnings reaching just over $2.5
million. Aubertine and Currier
is constantly looking for ways to
improve our services and offer
new products to our clients. In
2015, we had two of our professionals certified to perform as-

bestos and lead testing and design services.
Aubertine and Currier has
been working on some exciting
projects this year which include
the Clayton Riverwalk Phase 3,
FX Caprara Honda Dealership
and Thousand Island Land Trust
Otter Creek Trail. The Thousand
Islands Riverwalk Phase 3 is the
final phase for the historical
downtown upgrades. The walkway is handicap accessible, has
ample sight lighting and also replaced the deteriorating seawall
at the existing regional dock.
The FX Caprara Honda Dealership is a 37,000 square feet, two

story building. The dealership
will house 14 sales offices, eight
consultation offices and three
sales manager offices on the
first floor and nine offices and a
conference room on the second
floor, a 430 space parking lot and
a 13 stall maintenance shop.
The Thousand Islands Land
Trust Otter Creek Trail is a 1.4
mile walking trail through the Otter Creek property. Amenities of
the nature trail include a crushed
stone parking area, entrance sign
with kiosk, a steel cable suspension wood pedestrian bridge and
a two-story wooden platform
wildlife observations tower.

Over the past year, Aubertine
and Currier has been working
on the design and construction
administration for the Clayton
Yacht House. This mixed use
building will include a restaurant/brewery, multiple retail
spaces and ten condominium
apartments. The building is fully
handicap accessible with access
from both the sidewalk at street
level as well as a future public river walk. The exterior of the building was designed in a classical
style to compliment the historical nature of Downtown Clayton.
The project also features a large
terrace with restaurant seating

overlooking the Thousand Islands and St. Lawrence Seaway.
Aubertine and Currier’s survey
department performed layout
services for the building and
sheet pile sea wall layout and pier
foundation layout for the site.
The civil engineering department designed and developed
the grading and utility layout for
the site. The commercial site development design included the
building to be connected to municipal water and sewer.
For further information on
our firm, please visit our website:
www.aubertinecurrier.com, or
call our office at 315-782-2005.

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in the country. “We realize our
client’s needs and we have the
experience to serve them in every capacity.”
“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. To often outside
agencies come in and offer ser-

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vices at cut rates and then increase their prices later on, as
well as a decline in service. In
today’s unstable financial atmosphere it is very important that
our clients have access to us,
and not just during tax preparation season. We are able to offer
a full array of tax and accounting
services at any time of the year.”
Mr. Rowe also emphasized how

his staff stays on top of the most
recent tax law changes. For example, this year the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care
Act [commonly referred to as
Obamacare] has a direct impact
on most taxpayers income tax filing. Mr. Rowe and his staff want
to make sure everyone is aware
of the implications and be prepared.

Small Business Payroll and
Record Keeping are an important part of the services offered
at M.R. Gaebel. “Small business
owners spend countless hours
each week doing payroll and recordkeeping, when they could
utilize that time on their business generating more income.
Our payroll services are an affordable, timely, local option to
make doing payroll and recordkeeping easier. 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? Errors can
result in unnecessary penalties
and interest owed. That is where
our trained staff can help. We offer a variety of services, ranging
from certified payrolls, year end
and quarterly reports, payroll
checks, payroll taxes, direct deposits, workers compensation
audits and more. The business
owner can pick which services
best fit their needs.”
To schedule an appointment
for individual tax services, or for
more information on small business accounting services, please
call 493-1862, or visit them at
their website, www.mrgaebel.
com.

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Aubertine and Currier Architects, Engineers & Land Surveyors
expands professional services to include environmental services

.R. Gaebel, Inc.,
27 Barr Street,
Carthage, sets the
standard of tax
and accounting services for businesses and residents of Jefferson,
Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
They specialize in offering their
clients personalized, professional, quality service together
with CPA expertise, knowledge
and experience, all at affordable rates. Together, Gary Rowe,
Owner/CPA and his staff have a
combined total of over 120 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. Gaeble Inc. offers a complete line of
individual services such as: tax
returns; income, sales, and estate tax preparation; representation before IRS and NYS tax
department; financial management and consultation; financial
planning; and farm and agricultural services. M.R. Gaebel has
the experience and knowledge to
maximize profitability and minimize taxes. They also have the
experience necessary to accommodate military families with
the ability to file for all 50 states

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Elements Day Spa and Salon says
take time for you, YOU deserve it!

Lewis County Fair again hosting Fair Theme Contest

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he Lewis County Agricultural Society is
proud to announce
that the 196th edition
of the fair will be held Tuesday,
July 19, to Saturday, July 23.
The Ag Society is pleased to also announce an exciting contest
is being held that will allow fairgoers to submit their slogan for
this year’s fair theme. The winner
will be awarded a pair of weekly
grandstand passes. The theme
is typically a few words in length
and will be used as the theme for
the fair and its Tuesday parade.
Entries will be accepted until Feb. 29 by mail to the Lewis County Fair, P.O. Box 51,
Lowville N.Y 13367 or by e-mail
at lewiscountyfairny@gmail.
com. Please include your name
and telephone number with your
entry.
Entertainment at the 2016
Lewis County Fair will be high-

lighted 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 firemen’s parade. A gigantic
fireworks 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 five 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 and
is celebrating their 100 years

A Family Fair

LEWIS
COUNTY FAIR
July 19-23, 2016
Lowville, NY

FREE GATE

All Week

The Tradition Continues...
Beautiful grounds, exhibits, music, food, entertainment
and home spun hospitality await you for another year.
Invite your family and friends to a wonderful memory!

www.lewiscountyfair.org

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!

in operation in 2016. To commemorate this historic occasion, the Coleman Family is offering a wristband special on
Tuesday from 4 p.m. until closing for $19.16, when purchased
in advance online at colemanbrosshows.com. Wristbands
purchased on the grounds will be
$25.
Opening ceremonies are
scheduled to take place at the
main gate entrance on 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 2016. The 2015 Cheese Auction
turned a few Cheese heads with
its spirited competition.
Wednesday will be the first
of two children’s days, featuring a bicycle drawing, wristband
special and special events for
children. Wednesday evening
will feature the return of the four
wheel drive local truck competition in front of the grandstand.
The Entertainment Island will be
host to the Patti Stanford Band at
9.
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 to Entertainment Island at 9
where you can kick up your heels
to some good ole polka music.
Those of you in the grand-

stand last year on Friday evening
were treated to Canaan Smith
performing his number one hit
“Love You Like That.” Friday’s
night’s grandstand entertainment has yet to be signed, but expect another up and coming act
who will likely follow other country music stars like Eric Church,
Jake Owen and Randy Houser,
who all shared the stage at the
Lewis County Fair. Stay tuned.
Once again, on Saturday, the
annual demolition derby will be
held.
Harry Hambone and Shakin’
Bacon make their return to the
fair, along with other swine racers, when Rosaire’s Racing Pigs
take the checkered flag. This free
show has been a fair favorite for
many years and will once again
bring the “Ultimate In Pig Racing” to the grounds.
New this year will be another
lively animal act when Rowdy
Rooster brings his free show to
the fair. Rowdy will perform daily
and you will see him cruising the
grounds in his Rockin Rooster
Mobile.

FREE GATE
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 ongrounds 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
contact Gary Rosiczkowski, director [348-6621], Doug Hanno,

president [376-5333] or 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.

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FAIR BOARD
The Lewis County Agricultural
Society consists of four elected
officers: Douglas Hanno, president; Tim Bush, vice president;
James Randall, treasurer and Sue
Berrus, secretary. The balance
of the board consists of 20 directors, 18 associate directors and
eight 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 flower gardens, putting
up a display of American flags or
making improvements in preparation for the fair in July.
A major renovation project on
the fair grandstand began in 2004
and was completed in 2007.
The fair board, in 2008, became the owner of a portion of
the former Seeber property located on East Road and is working to develop this area into a
community park.
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
website at www.lewiscountyfair.org and follow them on their
Facebook page.
See you at the fair, July 19 to 23.

Randy Nicol Construction is ready to serve you. Shown, from left, are Jim
Bond, Randy Nicol, David Dorchester and J.R. Robinson.

Randy Nicol Construction
for your jobs, big or small

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andy Nicol built his
first house in 1972.
Fast forward to today,
and he is the owner
and proprietor of Randy Nicol
Construction LLC, employing
four people, three of which have
been full-time for 20 years.
Randy Nicol Construction
specializes in designing and
building custom homes, garages,
barns and additions, as well as
remodeling projects.
Randy Nicol Construction
is well versed in conventional
framing as well as post and beam
with high priority on energy conservation and passive solar.
This local business also has
experience with custom woodworking and cabinetry, boat

houses, boat lifts, docks, custom
stair systems and spiral stairs.
Randy Nicol Construction
builds two to three houses per
year, striving for quality, not
quantity.
Randy Nicol Construction — a
fully-insured business based in
Copenhagen — works in Lewis,
Jefferson and southern St. Lawrence counties. All jobs — big or
small — should start with a set of
plans, and Randy Nicol does his
own design work and plan drawing.
“We have built a reputation of
being honest with our customers
so they are friends after the job is
complete,” said Mr. Nicol.
Give them a call at 315-6882853 today.

elax, Rejuvenate and
Revive ... here at Elements we ask that each
and every one of you
take a moment, clear your mind
and breathe. With hectic schedules, long work hours, excessive
technology and lack of sleep, our
bodies begin to shut down. Our
bodies need a little quiet time.
Spending just ten minutes at Elements can help reboot your brain,
improve your concentration and
enhance productivity.
In February, we added the element of fire to our relaxation
room, giving clients a place to
unwind. Our warm and inviting
room is open to anyone in need
of removing themselves from
the stress of daily life. You do not
need an appointment to enjoy
this room, simply stop by, slip off
your shoes and curl up with a good
book by the fire.
The staff at Elements consists
of three stylists and three licensed
massage therapists. Our stylists,
Lori, Renee and Missy, continue
to improve their skills. With over
50 years of combined experience,
you can be assured you are in
good hands.
Our LMT’s, Amanda, Courtney
and Marji, are working together to
improve the health of the community. Massage therapy is not just
for relaxation. Our therapists work
with chiropractors, doctors and
physical therapists to help keep

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item?

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The welcoming staff at Elements Day Spa and Salon include, from left,
stylists Renee Briot, Melissa Fayle and Lori Arthur; and LMTs, Amanda
Kraeger-Zehr, Courtney Kraeger and Marji Fitzgerald.

healthy muscle tone, aid in muscle
repair and shorten recovery time
from surgeries. Please feel free to
call us if you have any questions
about pain you are experiencing.
Sadly, our chiropractor, operating out of a room here at Elements,
has moved away. We now have a
space available to expand. We are
open to adding a small retail store
or another service related to our
business. If you have an idea of
what kind of business you would
like to see here, we would love to
hear your thoughts.
Our renovations here at Elements will be a never ending jour-

ney. We will continue to expand,
as needed, to accommodate our
clients. We look forward to enjoying the warm summer days on our
new porch as well as offering some
porch treatments to soak up some
of nature’s greatest “Elements.”
Everyone at Elements would
like to thank you all for your support and following us through our
transitions. It is truly our pleasure
working with you each and every
day!
Check us out online at elementsdayspaandsalon.com or
like us on Facebook for specials
and updates.

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OPEN SKY is thriving!

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PEN SKY Healing Arts
Center LLC, serving
the North Country
since 2001, is thriving! We are so proud to be a part
of this community, offering massage therapy and acupuncture.
Our dynamic team approach to
your health and well-being makes
us the top choice for your wellness
plan.
We now operate on a “BACK to
BASIC” format. We accept cash
and checks only. It is our intention to keep operating costs down,
and the price of massage sessions
affordable. All the therapists at
OPEN SKY are individual business
owners, working together under
the OPEN SKY roof to bring you the
best holistic choices in the area.
Therapeutic Massage is for stress
relief, injury recovery, chronic
pain, relaxation and health maintenance. OPEN SKY massages are

both therapeutic and relaxing.
Our beautiful commercial space
in Lowville on Route 12, has great
parking, accessible 1st floor entrance and six calming and private
treatment rooms. OPEN SKY does
about 80 massages per week; we
have the most talented and professional massage therapist in the
North Country. Many of our clients say we are “world class” and
they receive the best massages
here at OPEN SKY.
You can go to our website www.
openskycenter.com to “Meet the
Therapist.” Each massage therapist has a home page listing their
education, type of massage and
availability.
Acupuncture is also available
at OPEN SKY from Adam French,
L.A.c on Tuesdays.
Mindy Swinyer, LMT one of the
most senior therapists, at OPEN
SKY she offers relaxation massage,

Pictured at Jeb’s Restaurant at OPEN SKY’s year-end luncheon are, from
left, James Wilson, Sally Shaw, Taylor Dicob, Kathleen Merrick, Mindy
Swinyer, Jennifer Meny and Meghann Malik.

Prenatal/Pregnancy, Adirondack
Ritual Body Treatments and hot
stone massage. She works out
those tensions, knots, and kinks,
while soothing and nourishing
your stressed nervous system.
Sally Shaw, LMT, BCTMB
comes from a nursing background, and specializes in deep
tissue, Prenatal/Pregnancy and
Adirondack Ritual Body Treatments. She is introducing Doterra
Essential Oils for her clients. Her
focus is calming and detoxifying
achieving a combination of natu-

ral balance and tension relief.
Meghann Malik, LMT arrived
to OPEN SKY in summer 2015.
She offers a combination of techniques and pressures, deep tissue, Prenatal/Pregnancy and
traditional Swedish Massage.
Meghann is highly skilled in stress
relief massage and relaxation.
James Wilson, LMT arrived
summer 2015. His unique style
offers relief through Myoskeletal
Alignment Techniques [MAT],
pain relief to help clients move
and feel better. His very popular

deep tissue, muscle energy and
joint stretching techniques have
provided pain relief, making a difference and freedom from pain.
Taylor Dicob, LMT has made
a smooth transition, moving
her practice “Taylor Touch” in
Croghan to OPEN SKY. She believes massage is great for everyone as health maintenance, pain
management or relaxation.
Kathleen Merrick, LMT, owner
of OPEN SKY offers intuitive therapeutic massage therapy. Through
years of experience as a bodyworker, she is aware and sensitive
to subtleties of the energy systems
in the body, providing both deep
and relaxing massage.
Jennifer Meny, LMT, RN —
With a full and heavy heart, we say
“Farewell to Jen.” She has made
her decision to retire from massage therapy. Her wisdom, talent
and knowledge is respected by her
peers and her clients. We wish her
well on her next adventure! She is
forever a shining star of OPEN SKY!

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he Amish Connection in Copenhagen, is a
furniture and home décor store located on
Main Street [NYS Route 12], a short scenic
drive south of Watertown, and north from
Utica, Rome and Lowville.
We offer custom Amish furniture, decorative items
and gifts made by craftsmen and artisans in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
Amish craftsmen have a reputation for building
heirloom quality products to include furniture and
other household items that withstand the test of time.
At the Amish Connection, we bring those Amish made
products to you directly from the Amish craftsmen
who make them at very competitive prices.
We offer a variety of handmade Amish furniture,
cabinets, rockers, beds, dressers and other products
for your home, cottage or as gifts. We have something
for just about every room in the house to include out-

door/patio furniture. You will find a fine selection of
other decorative items to meet your furnishing and
decorating needs including rugs, candles, wall hangings and pictures.
Want something that is a little different than what
we have in the store? We will custom order it for you.
Customers who visit the Amish Connection know it
is worth the short drive when they see the prices and
quality of the inventory we offer. Our products make
great holiday and wedding gifts, so register with us for
your wedding.
We are open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
[closed Tuesdays from January to March], Saturday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visit us at amishconnectionllc.com for a preview of
what we have to offer, and you can e-mail or call us if
you have questions.

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nnovative Physical Therapy Solutions [IPTS],
316 Sherman Street, Watertown is proud to offer one-on-one personalized
care and a full range of physical therapy services for patients
throughout Northern New York.
Owned and operated by Cheryl
L. Howard, PT, Cert. MDT, IPTS
continues to see growth in the
number of patients treated and
the geographic area they travel
from for physical therapy services.
IPTS provides customized
therapy for the entire family;
children, parents, or grandparents. Time and expert knowledge, as well as hands-on individualized care, are what they
offer to their patients of any age
ensuring dedicated and focused
care and attention. Whether you
have a child in need of physical
therapy, you’re an athlete suffering from an injury, or a senior wanting to keep up with the
grandkids, their therapists are
trained in the most effective and
up-to-date therapy techniques.
Services provided by IPTS
include a spine program, postsurgical and neurological rehabilitation, and treatment for
chronic pain, arthritis, fibromy-

Johnna Covey MSPT provides care at Innovative Physical Therapy Solutions.

aglia, headaches, carpal tunnel
syndrome, and all types of injuries. The practice offers traditional and alternative hands-on
treatment including myofascial
release, kinesio taping, deep-

WE WANT YOU!
Christy Williams welcomes you to the Amish Connection, 9882 Main
St. [State Route 12], Copenhagen, where you will find an assortment
of Amish furniture, decorative items, gifts and quilts. Christy and
her husband, John, are the owners of the business.

Amish Furniture
9882 NYS Rt. 12 (Main St.)
Copenhagen, NY 13626
Ph./Fax 315-688-2569

• Heirloom Quality Furniture and Home Decor for Any Room
• Beds, Dressers, Rockers, Stools, Cabinets, Tables & Shelves
• Pictures, Curtains, Rugs, Throws, Bedding, Candles & Decorations
• Custom orders available; We have many styles & colors to choose from
• Wedding Registries, gifts the bride & groom will cherish for years

IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve
your space

TODAY!
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tissue massage and electrotherapeutic modalities.
Mrs. Howard is certified in the
McKenzie method of assessing
neck and back problems and
applying corrective actions and

proactive exercises for longterm benefits. Their gymnasium
includes rehabilitative exercise
equipment such as free weights
and treadmills. A Strong Seniors
Program combines advanced

therapies and fitness activities
to increase strength, mobility
and endurance for the elderly.
The practice offers nine private
treatment rooms, plus a gym/
multipurpose room to assist
them in providing the best treatment possible.
Recognizing that the financial/insurance aspect of healthcare is very important to their
patients, billing and insurance
filing is performed in-house, including easy to read statements.
They participate with most major insurances, including: Blue
Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare,
MVP, POMCO, RMSCO, RR
Medicare, Statewide, Tricare,
Martins Point, VA, and most
Workman’s Compensation and
Automobile policies.
In addition, they are pleased
to welcome their new next
door neighbor Feed the Soul
Nutrition, Inc., which offers a
wide range of unique nutrition
services aimed at improving
health, and maintaining overall
wellness. IPTS feels that nutrition is a key part of a person’s
overall wellness, and often important to the care they provide.
For more information on IPTS
or to make an appointment for
first-class care, call 786-0655.

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Heirloom quality furniture, decorations at Amish Connection

Offering innovative solutions for your physical therapy

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Snow Belt Housing helps to provide ‘a home of your own’

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now Belt Housing provides funds to income
eligible county residents
with grants for home repair, provides rental assistance
to those who are homeless or at
risk of becoming homeless, assists first-time home buyers with
down payment and closing cost
assistance, and owns and manages affordable apartments.
Current programs and services
administered by Snow Belt are as
follows:
 Lewis County Housing Rehabilitation Program — Acting as
a sub-recipient of Lewis County,
Snow Belt assisted six households with repair assistance averaging $25,000 for windows,
plumbing, electrical, accessible
modifications, roof and foundation work last year. In addition,
two substandard mobile homes
were replaced with new Energy
Star homes. When completed,
the program will have assisted

21 low-income households, six
more than projected.
 Lewis County Direct Homeownership Assistance Program
— Also acting as a sub-recipient
for Lewis County, Snow Belt
helped seven first-time home
buyers purchase their first home
with grants for down payment,
closing costs and minimal repair
assistance averaging $24,464.
 Solutions to End Homelessness Program (STEHP) — This
program provides security deposits, utility assistance, rental
arrears and rental assistance for
those who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. During the past year, we
assisted 214 individuals in 86
households.
 Housing Management —
Snow Belt Housing owns and
manages 33 rental units in scattered sites throughout the county and manages 162 apartment
units for the elderly and disabled

Running Waters Creations
soon to unveil board game

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Snow Belt Housing board members in the photo around the table are: Michael Young, Nancy Fruin, Glen
Gagnier, Jeanne Wooding, Stephen Allen, the Rev. Christopher Carrara, Rocky Fawcett, Janette Vander Baan,
Dennis Mastascusa and Cheryl L. Shenkle-O’Neill, executive director.

in Lowville, Croghan, Lyons Falls
and Port Leyden in Lewis County, and DeKalb Junction in St.
Lawrence County. In August of
2015, Snow Belt also began managing Sackets Harbor Heights in
Sackets Harbor.
Snow Belt staff includes five
full-time and seven part-time
employees. Cheryl L. ShenkleO’Neill is executive director,
Kelly Clark is staff accountant,
Marilyn Murrock is rental prop-

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erty manager, Annette Harris
is STEHP case manager, Susan Kirch is intake coordinator,
Lorna Weber is file clerk, Patrick
Holland, Edward Russell and
Branden Bodah are maintenance
technicians, Kelly Bush, Amanda
Hoskins and Yvonne Conklin are
cleaning technicians.
Snow Belt is governed by a
voluntary board of directors. Michael Young serves as chairman;
Dennis Mastascusa as vice chair-

man; Glen Gagnier as secretary;
and Stephen Allen as treasurer.
The Rev. Christopher Carrara,
Jeanne Wooding, Rocky Fawcett,
Nancy Fruin and Janette Vander
Baan serve as directors.
Anyone interested in learning
more about Snow Belt’s program
is encouraged to call the office at
376-2639, during normal business hours or check the company’s website at www.snowbelt.
org.

Opening soon:
Bush’s Auto LLC

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ush’s Auto LLC, located at 9825 Main St.,
Croghan, is a father
and son run auto re-

pair shop.
With 56 years of combined experience, Michael Bush Sr. and
Michael Bush Jr. are ready to service and repair most models of

vehicles. Whether your vehicle
requires minor or major repairs,
give them a call.
Services include, but are not
limited to, tire repair and changes, diagnostic services, suspensions, tune-ups and oil changes.
They can be reached at 315534-5740.

Mike Bush, Jr. ~ Owner/Mechanic

OPENING SOON!

9825 MAIN ST., CROGHAN, NY • PHONE 315-534-5740

n the spring of 2011 an
idea for a board game was
formed. In the subsequent
years since, the board
game has been designed and a
limited number of games produced.
Anne B. Lehman is nearly
ready to unveil her initial offering: “The Volunteers of Toscania.” The goal of “Volunteers of
Toscania” is for each player to
build as many trails, huts, hospitals, schools and places of worship on the island nation of “Toscania” as they can, in order to
raise the living standards on the
island
Players do this by accumu-

lating assets for construction
through the roll of the dice, trading with other players or the luck
of Opportunity cards.
To add intrigue and a bit of
risk, there is a “scoundrel” that
may pilfer your construction assets.
The game board consists of
hexagon shaped tiles that fit together inside an outer border.
The advantage is that each time
the game is played a different
game board layout can be created.
Currently, the design play testing and a limited printing of the
game board and boxes are complete. It is now a matter of pro-

ducing the game components to
complete each game in order to
accumulate a stock of the game
to have for sale.
Anne also intends to offer a few
other games — “The Merchants
of Toscania,” “The Mariners of
Toscania” and the “Toscania 5-6
Player Expansion” — that may be
added to the original to increase
the size and scope of the game.
Plans are to have the game
business website up and running
in a month, allowing time for its’
design, and to produce a stock of
games to sell.
Games can also be purchased
locally by calling 315-836-8777
and speaking with Anne.

North Country Tax and Records:
We’re ready to go to work for you

Anne Lehman of Running Waters Creations.

It’s Here - Available Soon!

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otal Return, Inc., dba North
Country Tax & Records, is
proud to be participating in
this year’s Journal and Republican Progress Edition. The business is continuing to grow and prosper with the great support of our local
patrons.
Services offered by North Country
Tax & Records include business, farm
and personal income tax preparation
with electronic filing. We also provide
payroll processing, quarterly payroll
and sales tax reporting, new business
set up and consultation, day-to-day
bookkeeping duties, as well as Quickbooks setup and consultation.
Wendy Hoskins, accountant and
president of North Country Tax and
Records, is assisted in the office by
Tammy Point, who helps out with the
day-to-day operations of the business, and Lyn Cyr, who helps out with
receptionist duties during the busy
tax season.
North Country Tax & Records is
conveniently located at 6588 State
Route 12, about three miles south of
Lowville, with plenty of parking and a
friendly atmosphere.
We like to use the motto that, “We
treat each client as if they were our
only one.” Please stop by or call us at
376-4424 today to become part of the The staff of North Country Tax and Records consists of, clockwise,
North Country Tax & Records family. from front, Wendy Hoskins, Tammy Point and Lyn Cyr.

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AmeriCU is a smart choice for your financial needs

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lowing awards:
n AmeriCU was named 2015
Business of the Year in the Community Involvement category
by CenterState CEO;
n The New York Credit Union
Association [NYCUA]awarded
AmeriCU the 2015 Desjardins
Adult Financial Education
Award in recognition for our
work with the students, faculty
and staff at Onondaga Community College.
n AmeriCU was named one
of the Best Companies to Work
for in New York State for 2016
by the partnership of the New
York State Society for Human
Resource Management [NYSSHRM], The Business Council
of New York, Best Companies
Group, and Journal Multimedia
Corporation.
n AmeriCU received three
national “Diamond” awards for
communications excellence
by the CUNA Marketing and
Business Development Council. AmeriCU won the division

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amble Distributors Inc., 37231
State Route 3,
Carthage, has
been serving Northern New
York for over 64 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 numerous times. 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
Troy-Bilt Units to Dealers
throughout The State of New
York. Gamble Distributors
was also appointed the exclusive Distributor for Country
Clipper Zero Turn mowers
and Parts for the North East
United States.
Gamble’s wants to remind
everyone their retail store,
located at the same location,
carries the Polaris line-up

The showroom at Gamble Distributors Inc.

of snowmobiles, ATVs and
Rangers, and all accessories
to compliment your needs.
As the winter months wind
down keep in mind they carry
a complete line of Cub Cadet,
Troy-Bilt and the very popu-

lar Ariens snow throwers.
Plus they service everything
they sell, something the Big
Box stores don’t offer.
As our minds start to drift
towards warmer weather and
spring, the retail store will be

ready with a complete line of
lawn and garden products by
Ferris commercial mowers,
Country Clipper Zero turn
mowers, Cub Cadet, TroyBilt, Shindaiwa, Husqvarna
and Agri-Fab. And it won’t be
long before the spring boat
shows and the 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 will be on
people’s minds. Gamble’s is
proud to have won the prestigious Nautic Global Group
Godfrey Marine “Silver Sales
Award” For Outstanding

Achievement as a Nautic
Global Group Dealer.
The store offers parts, accessories and a full-service
department for all products
sold. Gamble Distributors,
with a staff of more than 25
people is ready to serve you
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5
p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.Noon. They can be reached
by calling 493-2270, or online at www.gogambles.com.
The Gamble family recognizes the hard work and dedication of their employees for
their success, and would like
to thank all their customers
for their business and support. Gamble Distributors
Inc., 37231 State Route 3, Carthage.

Creative Colors: Repair your upholstery instead of replacing it

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reative Colors Inreplacement fees by repairternational, the
ing worn and/or damaged
nation’s leading
materials.
on-site repair
“Everybody needs us.
and restoration franchise,
People have damaged
launched its most recent
couches right now and don’t
New York location in Febrealize that instead of buyruary in the North Country.
ing a new one, we can fix that
This is big news as more loand make it look like new,”
Tim Bush
said Tim.
cal business owners and
Tim has been a lifelong
cost-conscious residents
than ever before are seeking out alter- resident of Lowville, and worked in
natives to astronomical upholstering the energy business for 27 years becharges and replacement fees associ- fore starting the CCI franchise. Tim
ated with damaged possessions com- says he and his wife both believe Creposed of leather, vinyl, plastic and ative Colors stuck out immediately
fabric.
when they began considering entreThis rising local demand for cost- preneurship and franchise opportueffective repair and restoration ser- nities.
“Of course, one of the phenomenal
vices is what inspired husband and
wife team, Tim and Janice Bush, to aspects of the Creative Colors franopen the newest Creative Colors In- chise opportunity was the great reternational [CCI] location right here turn on investment as franchise ownin Northern New York. According to ers. However, we also really liked the
Tim, Creative Colors International’s fact that our employees would be able
revolutionary products and resto- to generate their own significant inration techniques will help local come potential based on hard work,”
customers save up to 90 percent on said Tim. “Additionally, I can’t say

enough about the best in class offered
by corporate. I have phone numbers
for the CEO all the way down to corporate trainers and I know any of
them are flexible and available at all
times to ensure no franchisees are
ever left with unanswered questions.”
The statistics suggest that repairing and restoring, as opposed to upholstering and replacing, can save
local business owners and residents
hundreds of dollars on any damaged
item. For example, the costs associated with upholstering any type of seat
can be very steep, ranging anywhere
from $120 to $450 per cushion. And
according to Terri Sniegolski, Creative Colors International’s CEO, the
commitment shared by all franchisees to help customers save money,
and deliver on the company’s “We

Can Fix That” philosophy, has been
the key catalyst for the company’s
expansion to 54 locations in 24 states
with 125+ mobile units since its initial
inception in 1980.
“We’re excited to open our next
Creative Colors location in the North
Country because we know Tim and
Janice share the same ‘We Can Fix
That’ attitude our other successful
franchisees possess,” said Sniegolski. “We are thrilled about our expansion in New York State because
we know the local business owners
and customers in the Northern New
York Community will be eager to repair and restore their possessions at a
fraction of the cost.”
Serving the automotive, commercial and furniture industries, Creative
Colors International offers afford-

able solutions for tears, holes, scuffs,
scratches and other types of damage
found on leather, vinyl, plastic or fabric through on-site repair, restoration, cleaning, dyeing and protection.
For local residents, this means Creative Colors International can repair
auto interiors, leather furniture, RV
flooring and boat vinyl, among other
things. Additionally, for business
owners, Creative Colors International can repair any upholstery found in
critical locations around the company, such as waiting rooms, examination rooms, restaurant booths, hotel
rooms and theater seating, among
others.
For more information on their Creative Colors International location,
please visit www.wecanfixthat.com/
watertown.

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Ready to meet your financial needs at the AmeriCU branch in Lowville are, from left, Nicole Lampman, senior
member relationship advisor; Michaela Gordon, senior member relationship advisor; and Tina Lanier, financial
center manager.

ay back in 1950,
a few civilian
employees of
Griffiss Air Force
Base threw $68 on the table and
formed AmeriCU Credit Union.
Since those humble beginnings,
we have grown to be in the top
2 percent of credit unions in
the country. Even though we’re
big, we try hard to stay true
to our roots as a communitybased, not-for-profit financial
cooperative. This is a very important distinction. Unlike a
bank, AmeriCU is owned by our
members, not by shareholders.
AmeriCU’s mission, therefore,
is not to maximize shareholder
wealth, but to improve the financial lives of our members
and our community. That is why
AmeriCU is so active locally. As
a community chartered credit
union, it is in our DNA to better
the communities we serve.
In this past year, AmeriCU
was honored to be recognized
on a local, national and statewide level by receiving the fol-

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idrick Truck and Diesel Service, owned by Joel Widrick,
started in 2007 with solely
night and weekend hours.
“In 2008, I started working three days a
week, and, in 2009, I went full time on my
own and constructed my new 6,000 square
foot building,“ said Mr. Widrick. “I got started working in it January 4, 2010.”
The business is located on Route 26 in
Deer River.
“I work on Class 4 to 8 trucks and diesel
pickup trucks,” Mr. Widrick said. “I also
work on diesel engines, automatic and
manual shift transmissions and general repair. In addition, I work on skidders, dozers,
backhoes and excavators.”
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from
8 a.m. to noon. Give them a call at 493-1888.

Linda Lawton, Rob Chapman and Larry LaFlesh are ready to serve you at
Dutchman Auto Inc., located on Route 12 just south of Lowville.

Having car trouble? Give
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nother year has come
and gone here at
Dutchman Auto. We
are going into our seventh year under the ownership
of Rob Chapman. He is the head
auto technician and has been
working in this field for over 20
years. He can diagnose almost
any issue you have, whether it’s a
check engine light or an electrical
problem, or even those mysterious noises you hear. There’s not
much he can’t figure out; he’s
very good at what he does.
Our other technician is Larry
Laflesh. Larry has been here almost two years and has been an
auto technician for about nine
years. Larry does a lot of our
transmission jobs; he also loves to
do brakelines! And pretty much
anything else that comes along.
Also, in our office, is our secretary/bookkeeper Linda Lawton.
She has been with us from the
beginning, Jan. 2010. She’s the
voice on the phone when you call
to set up an appointment for your
car repairs and maintenance. She
also will call you with an estimate,
if needed, and when your car is
ready for pick-up.
As always, our technicians
have been busy repairing and
maintaining our customer’s ve-

hicles. We welcome any new customers that have car problems to
come to our garage. We will diagnose the problem, give you an
estimate, if needed and get you
all fixed up and on the road in no
time. We continue to update our
tools and equipment. This past
year we bought a new tire changer, which is capable of changing
run flat tires. We also update our
high tech scanner yearly so we
can correctly diagnose your car’s
check engine light. We also continuously attend classes/seminars several times a year so we
can keep up with all the new information coming out.
Some of the services we provide are NYS inspections, full
service oil changes, scanner diagnosing, brake work, suspensions,
custom exhaust and much more.
We can also get most any tire, including Coopers, Goodyear, Hankook and many others; just let us
know what you’re looking for.
We are located at 7038 State
Route 12, Lowville N.Y., just one
mile south of Walmart on the left.
Give us a call at 315-376-9487 to
make an appointment. We’ll do
our best to get you right in and
fix your vehicle or give you an
estimate. We are open Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dutchman Auto Inc.

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7038 State Rt. 12
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(315)376-9487

Rob Chapman
Owner/Automotive Technician

[$500M+ asset size] in the “CU
Association/League or CUSO
Marketing” category for our
“Retirement Peace of Mind”
campaign, the “Electronic
Marketing” category with our
“Online and Mobile Banking
Upgrade” campaign and in
the “Community/PR Ongoing
Event” category for our “Salute
to the Troops” concert at MountainFest, Fort Drum.
AmeriCU offers a full line of
deposit and lending products
for both businesses and consumers [plus insurance and
financial planning] — with
low or no fees and great rates.
AmeriCU serves a nine-county
footprint [Cayuga, Cortland,
Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis,
Madison, Oneida, Onondaga
and Oswego counties] and offers 18 convenient office locations throughout Central and
Northern New York including
Lowville, Watertown, and Fort
Drum. Those who live, work,
worship or attend school in this
footprint are eligible for membership.

At AmeriCU, we offer a complete line of free electronic services so our members can do
their banking or communicate
with us at any time, from anywhere in the world. We offer
free online and mobile banking with mobile apps
for both iPhone and
Android, SmartDeposit
[deposit checks using your smartphone’s
camera], FinanceWorks personal financial management tool,
BillPay, Bank-to-Bank
and Person-to-Person
transfers, eStatements,
eAlerts and Text Banking, eReceipts, Apple
Pay and more. AmeriCU
is the only regional financial institution with
BIG BLUE Kiosks, which
allow members to complete
most routine transactions 24/7.
By accessing their accounts
[with or without an ATM card]
members can: deposit cash and
checks, print official checks,
withdraw cash, make loan payments, change their addresses,
stop payments on checks and
transfer funds between ac-

counts.
You see, we believe that the
individuals, businesses and
communities we serve are special and unique. That is AmeriCU’s “secret sauce” — we try to
understand their defining characteristics and we are
flexible enough to meet
their needs. Our members trust us to partner
with them at the most
important moments
in their lives — getting their first car, getting married, buying a
home, having children,
paying for college, retiring, etc. As a community credit union, their
success is our success.
Therefore, it is really important to us to keep the
best interests of our members,
our business partners and our
communities at the heart of our
decision making.
For more information please
contact Tina Lanier, Financial
Center Manager — Lowville at
1-800-388-2000, ext. 6051.
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Pictured are Scott, Lori, Hannah and Carli Freeman; Heather John, Kyla, Cole and Ryan Reed; Chris
and Jim Freeman; Teresa Rennie and Shawn Freeman.

Glimpses of the past - Photo of Freeman’s Taffy Stand at the Lewis County Fair, taken
many years ago.

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he Freeman family will be continuing their 121-year tradition of providing the county
with one of the sweetest treats
around when the Lewis County Fair opens
in July.
The taffy stand at the top-of-the-hill
at the Lewis County Fairgrounds was
originally owned and operated by Charlie and Minnie Ryan. They also operated
The Green Gate Fine Candy Store on State
Street. Charlie’s brother, Jim, along with
son, Clarence, ran an ice cream and fine
chocolates store in town, too, and also
found their way to the fairgrounds each
year to help with the taffy production.
The Ryans built the taffy stand at its
present location in 1895, and that original structure is still standing today. Family stories recall that they started out only
making four flavors of taffy, a far cry from
their now 20-flavor selection.
The taffy is more than just a local favorite. In World War I, it was shipped to
doughboys in France, then all over Europe

in World War II. Soldiers serving in Korea
and Vietnam received the same packages,
and the tradition continues today as the
candy is shipped to service members in
other states and overseas.
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan died in the 1950s,
as did Clarence Ryan. Clarence’s brother-in-law, Lester Freeman and his wife,
Nora, had taken over the operation of the
taffy business. They were joined by their
daughter, Betty, and son, Beryl, and his
wife, Cornelia, as well as Carolyn and Jim
Freeman.
When asked what then five-year-old
Jim’s job was in the taffy making, he answered, “to carry water from the corner of
the 4-H building to the stand.”
Carolyn’s job was to wrap the sticks
as grandfather Lester cut them. After the
passing of Lester and Nora Freeman, Jim
and Chris Freeman continued in their
places, recruiting their children as they
each became old enough to help.
In an interview with Jim Freeman, he
states he now understands what his fa-

ther spoke about in his later years, “The
fun is now work, but it turns into fun when
you see a first-timer taste their taffy and
smile,” referring to the Freeman tradition of giving out samples to everyone. He
added, “Young or old, you’re just a child
when it comes to taffy at fair time.”
Although the operation has changed
hands through the generations, the actual
process of taffy making has changed very
little. The candy is still made on the coal
stove, although it has been converted to
gas. The candy still gets cooled on white
hard marbles and then hand-cut as it was
done in 1895. While the taffy used to be
hand pulled, it is now machine pulled due
to the health of Lester, Beryl and Jim. The
old hook still hangs in sight, though, as “a
reminder of days gone by,” says Jim.
The recipe has also remained intact,
using only sugar, water, flavors and coloring. They did, however, a few years ago
add a new treat to their line-up in the form
of taffy kisses. The kisses come in assorted
flavors and are boxed by hand. Beryl Free-

Share In The Tradition...

FREEMAN’S
TREATS
121 Years of Chewy Goodness
20 Delicious Flavors Of Our Time-Honored Taffy!

man didn’t give much of the recipe up
when she claimed they were made with “a
little drop of water and a lot of love.”
One special flavor of kiss is a regional
favorite as it contains pure Lewis County
maple syrup.
The lay-out of the fair has changed over
the years, and, to spare some fairgoers the
walk up the hill, the Freemans have added
a second location on the midway. You’ll
still want to head up the hill to see where
the taffy was made and maybe grab a
piece there, but the midway location also
offers sno-cones, nachos, popcorn and
lemonade.
Jim says the family will keep the tradition going “for as long as they can,” but
prices are “putting a hardship on everything.”
“If I was in this business for the money,
I would have closed the door many years
ago,” he said. “It has become a family tradition, and it is our way of saying thank
you to all the wonderful people of Lewis
County that seem to enjoy our taffy.”

Family Ice Cream offers
40 flavors of soft custard
to satisfy your taste buds

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amily Ice Cream was
established in the year
2003. Our business
started off slowly, but
every year it has shown significant growth.
My husband, Richard Martin,
and I [Kim Martin] own and run
the ice cream shop from spring
until fall each year.
Our location is 7388 Turin
Road, which is the last place on
the left just before Martinsburg
hill. If you are coming down the
hill, it is the first place on the
right. We’re open seven days a
week from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting Friday, April 29.
I would like to publicly thank
all of our faithful customers for
supporting our business! If it

weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be
here today! Rich and I are looking forward to this season of soft
serve frozen custard ourselves!
We always miss the interaction
with our customers and cannot
wait to visit with them again.
I would like to add that we offer more than 40 different flavors
of soft custard for cone or cup!
Shaved ice is also available. So,
if you haven’t stopped in, please
do; we think that you will be
pleasantly surprised with the variety of flavors we have.
I will be looking forward to seeing each of you this spring! Thank
you all for your support!
Rich and Kim Martin
[Owners and operators]
Family Ice Cream

Family
Ice Cream

Those with 20 or more years of training at Niblett’s Karate Studio on
South State Street in Lowville include, from left, owner Robert Niblett,
Chris Engle, Monica Kwicklis, Gary Engle, Pat Collette and Vern Bailey.

bodies become healthier, their
minds are more focused and they
realize this is a way of life.
Students that made it to test
for their Black Belt in 2015 were:
January — Brody Brown, youngest, at age 10 years; March —
Todd Howard; April — Beau
Bailey; May — Ian Murphy;
June — Toby Davis; December
— Matthew McIntosh and #100,
Zane Lehman.
For 2016, my goal is to offer
moving meditation — Q. Gong

for our senior generation. If we
treat our body properly, our
body will fight off illness. Moving
streams stay clear while dormant
water becomes stagnant. Our
bodies are like water and need to
keep moving! This is non-impact
and very easy for anyone.
For information on this, please
call my cell, 486-1545.
I wish everyone health, harmony and happiness.
Respectfully,
Master Robert Niblett

Niblett’s Karate Studio

OPENING
Fri. April 29, 2016
HOURS: 7 Days A Week 4pm to 9pm

www.niblettskaratestudio.com

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Over one hundred years of tradition continue for Freeman family

Family Ice Cream, 7388 Turin Road, Lowville, offers a wide variety of
sweet summertime treats.

ith 26 years of
teaching comes
a few milestones
— Promoting
your first Black Belt — first youth
Black Belt attaining master’s
level at 5th Dan — promoting
first student to Master 5th Dan —
having a family all attaining their
Black Belts and having 100 students test for 1st Dan Black Belt!!!
My goal has always been, and
will always be, offering the benefits of Tae Kwon Do to as many
people as possible, offering them
the opportunity to realize their
own potential and letting them
see — whatever your mind can
conceive and believe, you can
achieve.
We always talk about this being our life and our body. Taking care of both brings a much
healthier and happier being.
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act,
but a habit.
Nothing is impossible to a willing mind!
To some, these are just words
— to a martial artist these are our
way of life.
Many students may start on
this path with the hope of attaining their Black Belt, but most will
step off for many different reasons. For those that continue,
the benefits are priceless. Their

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Seeing continued growth at Washington Summit

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he Washington
Summit Medical and Professional Campus,
Watertown, continues
to be the fastest growing
medical and development
in the area. This past year
continued its continued
growth with the expansion and renovation of existing buildings, and the
welcoming of new healthcare practices to the Outer
Washington Street Campus.
“Washington Summit
is ten years old and we
continue to expand every
year,” stated Managing
Partner Michael Lundy. “It
has grown from one building to a mixture of seven
buildings, 14 practices, the
setting of the new Samaritan Summit Village and
home to approximately
500 employees.” An age
old adage in successful real
estate development is location, location, location,
and Washington Summit
has proven that over and
over again with its tremendous growth, and in
the value of its properties.
“We have seen our growth
because of our location,
recognizing the benefits

Groundbreaking for the new Pediatric Associates of Watertown.

of being near other practices, the modern, energy
efficient buildings, the
parking, access to the town
roads and the convenience
to the Hospital.”
The last 15 months have
been another busy period
of growth for Washington Summit, with several

new additions: Groundbreaking for a new 4,800
sq. ft. medical practice
of Pediatric Associates of
Watertown, Nephrology
Associates of Watertown
relocated into newly renovated space in Building IV,
while Renal Care of Northern New York expanded

into space previously
occupied by Nephrology Associates, and Dr. Jill
Laureano-Surber, Family
Medicine Center, moved
into an expansion of the
building in which the New
York Heart Center is located at the end of 2014.
All positive and continued

centers of patient care in
one central location with
all of the amenities that
Washington Summit has
to offer.
Mr. Lundy further commented on the expansion
and continued growth of
Washington Summit. “We
feel there continues to be

a strong need for cost effective, modern, energy efficient space in the Watertown market. What office
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
traffic 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
efficiency and operating
cost savings, as well as provide a comfortable, convenient atmosphere for both
the patients and the staff.”
Washington Summit
Associates plan to continue with future building projects from medical
and non-medical related
parties, who have come to
recognize the considerable
benefits to the space and
location of Washington
Summit. For more information contact Michael
Lundy, Managing Partner,
Washington Summit Associates, at 493-2493.

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ogan’s Equipment Inc.
located on Route 12,
just eight miles north
of Lowville, had some
major renovations in the last
year due to the heavy snow load
last winter! Feb. 12, 2015, owner
J.D. Logan was out on a service
call at a local dairy farm, just like
most days, when the call came
to his cell phone. A familiar face
at the 30-year local family business, salesman/brother Kyle Logan was on the other end of that
call with news that would begin
a long year of clean up, rebuilding and recovering, all while
keeping the business open. The
showroom of the dealership,
along with the front counter,
parts shelving area and office
space had collapsed from snow
load in the snowy town of Copenhagen. Before J.D. could get
to the dealership, the yard was
full of firemen and countless volunteers looking to help do anything they could to try and save
as much as possible. Thankfully,
the completion of a new 2000
square foot building had just
been completed two months before. This would very quickly become the face of the dealership
until the new showroom could
be replaced.
With the completion of the
bright new showroom in early
June, it was time to settle in and
try to put things back to normal.
Today, when you stop by Logan’s Equipment, there is very
little that you will recognize from
years ago. However, you will still
receive the same great friendly
service we expect from a local
business in Lewis County that
started in 1985. You will walk
into the warm, welcoming, well
lit showroom packed full of Mahindra and Snapper equipment
ready to be sold. The once repair
shop is now rows of loaded parts
shelves and the new building at
the back of the driveway has become home to two full time service techs ready to set up your
new equipment and service it
when needed. Logan’s also has
two service trucks, one dedicated to serving the dairy farms
feeding equipment and the other
equipped for tractor service off

Logan’s Equipment Inc. is located at 9111 State Route 12, Copenhagen,
just eight miles north of Lowville.

site.
Logan’s product line continues to grow along with the business. The number one selling
tractor in the world, Mahindra,
has become the main line for
the dealership. With Mahindra,
they have tractors ranging from
22-105 engine h.p. with every attachment and implement you
can imagine to help tackle chores
with ease. New to the line-up in
2015 comes the Mahindra MPact
XTV. These rugged utility vehicles
are raising the bar as they Haul
More Tow More and Go More! A
must see for anyone in the market before you buy. Be sure to test
drive the new MPact’s. Snapper
brings some exciting new zero
turns to the spring 2016 season.
The new Snapper 360z zero turn
comes with a cargo bed! Snapper
Pro has become the zero turn of
choice for homeowners with lots
of acreage to save time and last
for years! Many of Logan’s customers have taken hours off from
their mowing time with the purchase of the right zero turn mower. Most all of the new equipment
sold is eligible for 0% financing!
One of the top questions
people familiar with the business ask is, “Do you still work on
silos?” The answer to that is yes,
of course! There is still a large demand for quality feeding equipment and service in the dairy
industry. Logan’s Equipment is
the area’s top dealer for Valmetal

Feeding equipment conveyors,
TMR mixers and silo unloaders.
These are just a few of the products they have been selling and
servicing for 15 years. Jamesway
Farm Equipment is another very
popular name in the dairy industry and Logan’s are the only
dealer in the area authorized
to sell the full line of the equipment. Jay-Lor TMR mixers have
been another well-received addition 10 years ago, these very
well built mixers make feeding
round bales a breeze on today’s
farms. Stocking a large selection
of Harvestore and Mast Leply replacement parts on the farm service truck makes Logan’s many
farmers first choice for service
to help keep their silo unloaders
running. Don’t hesitate to call for
“silo” jobs; it is still very much a
part of the everyday business
even though it may not seem it
when driving by.
So, whether you are a dairy
farmer needing manure or feeding equipment, an outdoorsman
looking to put in a food plot at
hunting camp or a homeowner needing a lawn mower and
snowblower, Logan’s has the top
brands in the business at prices
you can afford. Open Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m., and anytime by appointment. Call them at 315-688-4414
or stop by and see the brand new
facility for yourself!

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LOGAN’S EQUIPMENT, INC.
9111 State Rt. 12 • Copenhagen, NY 13626
Ph. 315-688-4414
Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30
Sat. 9-12

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Widmeyer Farm & Home changing name
to Keystone Lumber & Building Supply Inc.

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Widmeyer Farm & Home, Inc.

Main Street, Glenfield • (315) 376-2824

• Hardware • Lumber • Building Supplies
• Propane Filling Station • Wood Pellets
• Pressure treated lumber & plywoods
• Flooring - carpet, tile, laminate, hardwood
• Insulation - Roxul, fiberglass, and blown-in
• Sheetrock and taping supplies
• Insulated stove pipe
Let us help design and quote your building project.
New Name, Same Quality Family Service & Products

lege breaks and summers.
Jessica Carpenter joined the
business in 2006 and became
partners with her dad in 2009.
Dale fully retired in 2010 and
Rick retired in 2012. They both
are in good health and enjoy getting away to Florida in the winter
months.
In 2016, Widmeyer Farm &
Home, Inc. will change their
name to Keystone Lumber &
Building Supply, Inc. Keystone
will still continue to operate under the same trustworthy, family
oriented, small business values;
offering knowledgable and quality customer service. Rob Graves,
Scott Ebersol and Wendy Stewart
all contribute in taking care of the
lumberyard, helping customers,
and delivering materials.
Why Keystone? In short, aside
from it’s definition, “something
on which other things depend on
for support,” “Keystone” represents a sawmill located in Glenfield in the early 1900s. At the
time, Glenfield was home to the
largest sawmill in the world. This
provided many jobs, expansion
of schools, roads and allowed
many other businesses to flourish. While discussing the change
of the business name for a couple
years, reading Paul Joslyn’s book,
“Mostly Memories,” inspired
Dave and Jessica to choose a
name that acknowledges the local history and represents the
importance of their values. Their
feed, lumber and building materials business has been family owned and operated thru the
Salmon, Widmeyer, Plato, Kraeger and Carpenter families for
over 85 years.
Keystone will continue to offer a complete line of building
materials, along with rebar, wire
mesh, concrete blocks, and insulated concrete forms [ICFs] for
masonry projects. Their building supplies include spruce
and pressure-treated lumber,
plywood, metal roofing and
shingles, windows, sheetrock,
insulation, kitchen cabinets and
countertop, interior and exterior doors, garage doors and vinyl
siding. Keystone stocks a variety
of drainage tile, leachfield cham-

bers, septic tanks, plastic culverts, hardware items, plumbing and electrical supplies, tools
and fasteners. Also available are
tongue and groove pine, cedar
siding and decking, as well as
composite decking and vinyl railing. Whether you are looking for
replacement windows or new
construction windows, brands
include Marvin, Pella, Lincoln,
Farley, Earthwise and Interstate
to offer clad, fiberglass, vinyl and
wood materials.
This winter season, Keystone
is featuring specials on all insulation products: Johns Manville
fiberglass and blown-in, Greenfiber blown-in cellulose, DOW below grade, foil board, and Roxul
ComfortBatt. Roxul is a stone
wool product that offers many
advantages over fiberglass: a
higher R value, fire resistant, and
water repellant to name a few.
Keystone has several floor
covering options — carpet, tile,
linoleum, laminate, engineered
wood and hardwood. Luxury
vinyl tile and planks are a new
trend, offering the look of tile
with the easy maintenance of vinyl.
Dave has been a life-long
builder with extensive knowledge of construction projects. He
offers complimentary estimates
and can assist with designs for
your building project, whether
it is a custom home, a kitchen,
a deck, or a simple set of steps.
They work closely with engineers
and truss manufacturers to special order roof and floor trusses,
LVL’s, I-Joists and stairs.
Keystone is located on Main
Street in Glenfield. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Their phone
number is 376-2824.
The Widmeyer, Kraeger and
Carpenter families would like to
take this opportunity to thank
the local community for your
patronage over the years. It has
been a pleasure to serve you in
the past, and they look forward
to doing business with you in the
future. They sincerely appreciate
your business.

State Route 26, Lowville.
Over the past 34 years, N.N.Y.
has grown to be one of the largest auction markets in New York
State. N.N.Y. is currently the only
area livestock auction market
still doing business, and business
they do! In 2015, N.N.Y. sold over
47,000 head of livestock through
the auction and did over $27 million worth of sales, which goes
into the local economy.
N.N.Y. holds weekly auctions
Mondays and Thursdays at 2

p.m., starting with calves, dairy,
cows and bulls. They also have a
monthly dairy auction every second Wednesday of the month.
N.N.Y. also has a large, twoday machinery spring auction.
This has grown to be the largest
consignment auction in the area.
This year’s auction will be April 22
and 23. The facility also hosts onsite auctions throughout the year.
At N.N.Y., we work hard to receive the best market available
for our customers and currently

have the lowest commission rate
in New York State.
Our current officers are: president, Darryl Roggie; vice president, Dan O’Brien; secretary,
Mike Sullivan; and treasurer,
Paul Waite. Board members include Dallen Farney, Gabe Sullivan, Tom Schantz, Dan O’Brien,
Dan Beyer, Wayne Zehr, Stephen
Lee, Harold Peebles, Joe Schultz,
Glenn Zehr, Keith Roggie and
John Beller.
Ted Simmons is our market

manager and auctioneer. Nancy
Martin is our office manager, and
Tom Berrus is our barn manager.
If you are interested in the market or have any questions, contact
any board member or call Ted at
the market at 376-7441. For auctions or updated market information, check out our website at
www.nnyfarmers.com or listen
to Froggy 97.5 for a daily market
report. We can also be found on
Facebook at NNY Farmers Marketing Co-op Inc.

Secondhand animals make first class pets

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he Lewis County Humane Society, Pine
Grove Road Shelter
had a busy 2015. Roger
Burriss, shelter manager, would
like to thank our surrounding
community for the generous outpouring of donations, volunteers
and loving adopters.
As some may have noticed, we
added “Pine Grove Road Shelter”
to our Lewis County Humane Society name. We are hoping this
will help clarify that we are NOT
a county run shelter; we are a
501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. We receive NO funds from
Federal, state, or local government. Our shelter survives solely
on donations.
Substantial pet food donations
in 2015 allowed for the money set
aside for food to be put toward
updating/renovating our facility.
We upgraded our septic system,
added two state-of-the-art catteries, built a separate quarantine area for dogs, and upgraded
our landscaping. If you haven’t
been to the shelter in awhile it’s
a MUST see, stop in and check it
out. Our hours of operation are,
Tuesday through Friday, 2 to 7
p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our vital
work. Volunteer duties may include caring for the cats, walking
the dogs, doing a load of laundry,
piling wood, mowing the lawn,
serving as a second set of hands
at an adoption event or sharing
ideas for fund-raising. Volunteers
are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer,
please contact Roger or Sue at the
shelter at 315-376-8349 or contact us on Facebook at LewisCo

“The only area livestock market owned and operated by the farmers”

Beef & Calf Auction
A variety of pets are waiting for their forever home at the Lewis County
Humane Society, Pine Grove Road Shelter.

HumaneSociety.
Every year thousands of animals are dropped off on roadsides because owners weren’t
timely in spaying or neutering
their pets, resulting in unwanted
puppies and kittens. Other times,
pet owners simply cannot afford
to take care of an animal anymore
or their living situation can no
longer accommodate a pet. No
matter what the reason, there are
thousands of homeless pets on
the streets of towns and villages
all over the country. But, there
doesn’t have to be. With the help
of animal shelters like ours, these

animals are given the opportunity to find loving homes. In 2015,
we began educating children in
our local schools on proper care
and treatment of animals. We will
continue educating our young,
aiding in our efforts to prevent
cruelty and abuse from future
generations.
An animal’s love is unconditional, and a pet’s companionship is invaluable. Please assist us
in our efforts, and improve your
life in the process.
Call us at 315-376-8349 and see
how you can make a difference in
a shelter animal’s life.

Lewis County
Humane Society
Pine Grove Rd. • Glenfield, NY

376-8349
Shelter Hours: Tues. - Fri. 2-7pm;
Sat. 10am - 5pm; Or By Appointment
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK at LewisCo HumaneSociety

Dairy Consignment Auctions

Complete Farm Auction Service
On your farm or at our auction
facility. Our Annual Spring
Consignment Auction and
Customer Appreciation Day will be
April 22nd & 23rd at the market. If
you have items to consign to this
sale or any sale, contact us early for
proper advertising.
Contact
John Scofield 771-4565
Scott Simmons 486-4126
Ted Simmons 767-8656

Market - 376-7441
Rt. 26, Lowville

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Jessica Carpenter and her father, Dave Kraeger, own and operate
Widmeyer Farm & Home Inc. in Glenfield. This year, they will be changing
the business name to Keystone Lumber & Building Supply Inc.

n 1929, N.W. Salmon began a business dealing in
feed and lumber supplies.
Later, from 1936 to 1956,
the business was operated by
Don Salmon and Harold Widmeyer.
In 1956, the business became
Widmeyer & Plato Inc when it
was purchased by Dale Widmeyer and Stanley Plato. Upon
Mr. Plato’s retirement in 1976,
Rick Widmeyer joined his father,
changing the business name to
Widmeyer Farm & Home, Inc.
In 2000, Dave Kraeger from
Constableville became Rick’s
partner. Dave’s wife, Cathy, assists in the office and over the
years, their four children, Jessica,
Matt, Megan and Jenna, helped
out at the store on weekends, col-

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.N.Y. Farmers Marketing Co-op, Inc. is
celebrating its 34th
year of being the only
New York State livestock auction
market owned and operated by
local farmers.
A group of local farmers joined
together to create N.N.Y. Farmers
Market on April 1, 1982. They purchased the sale barn from Empire
Livestock, which no longer wanted to be in Lewis County. The
auction barn is located at 8204

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mendous amount to learn from one
another and I believe her knowledge
of the legal side of this business will
be a huge benefit to me and this company.
My [not too] long-term goal is for
Kirsten and I to be able to work for
each client interchangeably, and there
will be no her client/my client ... but
only OUR clients.

To contact Kirsten during business hours, e-mail her [for quickest
response] at k.lyndaker@yahoo.com.
After hours feel free to call or text her
at 315-804-1520.
For all your real estate needs contact owner, Julie Lyndaker, licensed
real estate broker, at 777-2689, K i r s t e n L y n d a k e r ,
j.lyndaker@hotmail.com or www. l i c e n s e d r e a l e s t a t e
crownjulesrealty.com.
salesperson.

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rown Jules Realty welcomes
licensed real estate salesperson Kirsten Lyndaker.
Kirsten has an associate’s
degree in paralegal studies and is employed as a real estate paralegal at
Conboy, McKay, Bachman & KendJ u l i e L y n d a k e r , all Law Firm in Carthage and is also a
licensed real estate NYS Notary Public.
In our current roles, we have a trebroker.

The tanks at Tug Hill Vineyards.

Tug Hill Vineyards
continues its growth

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Open For Tasting Year Round!
Wedding Ceremony & Reception
Private Parties ~ Corporate Events
Anniversary Parties ~ Class Reunions
Private Luncheons and Dinners

Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10am - 5 pm
Visit our website for all our upcoming events

www.tughillvineyards.com
4051 Yancey Rd., Lowville, NY • 315-376-4336

he year 2015 was a
busy one for us at Tug
Hill Vineyards. With
the help of the Lewis
County Economic Development
group, we were able to secure a
grant from both USDA and NYS
Economic Development. The
grants were used to double our
production facility, going from
producing 2,500 cases to over
5,000 cases of wine per year. Over
the past few years we have been
planting grapes at our previous
nursery site bringing our acreage
up to over 20 acres which, in turn,
would produce 11,000 gallons of
wine from our own grapes.
Other news at the vineyard,
we have opened up “Taste and
Tour” every Saturday afternoon
during the busy season. Starting in June, customers can take
a tour in the processing building
and taste this year’s harvest right
out of the tank! Wine enthusiasts
will be able to do full tastings and
also be able to purchase giftware,
along with wine — by the bottle

or by the glass. We encourage
people to bring a lunch and sit
at the picnic tables and enjoy a
glass of wine amongst the beautiful gardens.
Other upcoming events at the
Vineyard: Sunday Brunch opens
on Palm Sunday, March 20. Enjoy a delicious buffet brunch,
looking out over the beautiful
Black River Valley. Wine Down
opens April 7 with live music
and a new lite dinner menu, enjoy locally brewed beer and our
fabulous award-winning wines.
April 2 brings “Dining under the
Tuscan Moon,” our spring wine
and food pairing dinner with an
authentic Italian theme. May
14, join us for “Key West Party
Night,” serving a yummy buffetstyle dinner, along with Margaritas, Piña Coladas and more! Our
annual Garden Party will be June
18, and the Clam Bake, July 15.
Sign up for our newsletter and
get all the details or visit us on
Facebook or our website at www.
tughillvineyards.com.

New year, new colors at Sherwin-Williams, your neighborhood paint store

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n 2016, the Sherwin-Williams paint company celebrates it’s 150th anniversary. The success of the
company is due, in part, to its long-standing commitment to innovation, color and community.
Throughout its history, Sherwin-Williams products have
been woven into the fabric of American culture, protecting enduring icons such as the White House, the Golden
Gate Bridge and the Hollywood Sign.
In celebration of our 150th, we have a new full wall ColorSnap Studio display. The picture doesn’t do it justice.
In our field testing, customers were able to select their
colors in 60 percent less time. The new display introduces
new designer-inspired color combinations and a stateof-the-art wheelchair accessible designated work table.
Our hope is to provide inspiration for your project and
help you choose your color with confidence.
At Sherwin-Williams you can trust that you are receiving not only the best paint, but also the best advice for
your project. Our team of enthusiastic professionals are
committed to providing a level of service perfect for the
professional tradesperson, and for the homeowner with
varying experience. We believe in ongoing training and
advancing our own education in color trends, painting
and staining, wallpapering and other projects.
Some services we provide are:
n Color matching,
n Stain matching,
n Color consultation,
n Troubleshooting, and
n Project coordination.
Our Color-to-go Paint Samples take the guesswork out
of choosing the right color. They are available in any of
our 1,500 colors. Color-to-go samples are provided in
small Twist-n-Pour containers that cover approximately

Stop by Sherwin Williams and see their new full wall ColorSnap Studio display, in celebration of their 150th anniversary.

75 square feet. This allows you to apply enough paint to
visualize the color with your lighting and decor.
The good thing about Sherwin-Williams is you are never too far from the next sale. So how can you hear about
our sales and special offers? Like us on Facebook and you
can see special sales events right in your news feed. Be
sure to invite your friends to like us, too! Or sign up for

our free Paint Perks here in the store, and we’ll send you a
text-message or e-mail every time we have a sale [you can
choose]. Get a $10 off coupon when you first sign up, sent
directly to your inbox.
We wish to thank our local community for your trust
and your business. Come in to see us soon to learn more
about all we are doing in the paint world.

JOSHUA OLMSTEAD
STORE MANAGER

5815 NUMBER 4 ROAD - LOWVILLE • CALL US AT 376-6313

OPEN 7AM-7PM MON-FRI, SAT 8-6 and SUN 10-6

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Look and feel your best with Dimensions Salon

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812 STORAGE
Self & Commercial
376-2181
771-7383

Duane Farney

WE WANT YOU!

Journal & Republican

DECKER HEATING
& CONSTRUCTION LLC
www.deckerheating.net
centralboiler.com

812 Storage offers secure space for
your valuables at affordable prices

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o you have something that needs storing, but unsure of where to put it? Look
no further than 812 Storage, located
just out of Lowville on Route 812, between New Bremen and Croghan.
They offer self and commercial storage with
10,000 square feet of commercial space. There are

49 units of self storage with three sizes available.
Another feature is 24-hour access, so you can store
things away anytime you want.
812 Storage units are dry, secure and convenient
at reasonable rates. Give them a call at 376-2181 or
771-7383. You can rest assured that your valuables
are safe.

relaxing waiting room.
Our staff includes owner/stylist Jennifer Fayle, stylists Kate
Thisse, Dawn Waldron and Renee Rose. All of us here at Dimensions believe in furthering our
education and attend hair shows
throughout the year to keep up
with current styles and trends.
We stock various professional
products for your hair care needs
including Paul Mitchell, Amika,
KMS, Kenra and Woody’s for
Men. There is something for everyone to create their special
look.
Gift certificates are available
for any service. Dimensions is
open Tuesday through Saturday.
Call 376-7557 for your appoint- Kate Thisse, Jennifer Fayle, Renee Rose and Dawn Waldron offer an
array of hair services at Dimensions Salon, 7648 N. State St., Lowville.
ment today!

Dimensi
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ns
Salon
376-7557

7648 State Street, Lowville

Central Boiler produces lower cost,
cleaner burning outdoor wood furnace

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en Decker began his
business in the fall of
1993, specializing in
Classic outdoor wood
furnaces by Central Boiler of
Greenbush, Minn. Decker Heating & Construction has installed
over 2,000 furnaces since that time
and makes it their goal to provide
their customers with the finest
outdoor wood furnaces available
anywhere.
With the every-growing renewed interest in wood heating,
Decker Heating and Construction
offers an outdoor wood furnace
that provides efficient, safe and
economical heat.
Central Boiler has released the
Classic Edge 350, 550 and 750,
their newest line of hydronic heaters, also known as outdoor wood
furnaces. Each of these models
meets the new clean burning
emission standards. These three
models were added to the list of
Central Boiler hydronic heaters
that meet the EPA’s New Source
Performance Standards. In fact
the Classic Edge 750 was the first
hydronic heater to receive a letter
of certification from the EPA once
these standards went in to effect.
The Classic Edge models have
the same quality and attention
to detail that Central Boiler has
always been known for. The difference is they have been meticu-

lously engineered to incorporate
the most cost-efficient design
while not compromising performance. This new patent-pending
design delivers better efficiency
and more heat output than traditional wood heating, making the
Classic Edge models a good value
for the consumer.
Urethane insulation, a hallmark
of Central Boiler furnaces for over
30 years, is used also on the Classic
Edge models. This high efficiency,
100 percent waterproof and airtight insulation reduces heat loss,
allowing the furnace to operate
most efficiently.
Preheated air is added around
the base of the fire and as the wood
begins to gasify, the gases are
added to the extremely hot oxygen from the patented Air Charge
Tube. Final combustion takes
place as these gases move downward to the Reaction Chamber
where extremely high temperatures aid in complete combustion. This entire process gives this
furnace its high efficiency and
extremely low emissions. In addition, the furnace’s patent-pending
vertical heat exchanger gets the
most heat from the wood. It is designed to optimize the transfer of
heat from the extremely hot gases
to the water, producing exceptionally high thermal efficiency with
low emissions per Btu of heat out-

put.
Central Boiler’s Classic Edge
series works with almost any existing heating system. The heat
is controlled by a thermostat for
comfortable, even heat and eliminates uneven temperatures experienced from traditional wood
heat. This furnace allows people
to heat their homes and other
buildings economically by utilizing wood rather than costly fuel
oil, propane or other fossils fuels.
Fluctuating heating costs make
the Classic Edge outdoor wood
furnaces a great money-saving
choice. In addition, it uses a totally
renewable resource and removes
the dangers from the home associated with indoor heating. There is
no net increase in carbon dioxide,
a major greenhouse gas emission.
Other types of wood heating
appliances cannot offer all the advantages of an outdoor wood furnace.
The outdoor wood furnace line,
manufactured by Central Boiler,
can provide heat for multiple
buildings and domestic hot water.
For more information, check
out the Central Boiler Website at
www.centralboiler.com. Want
to know even more? For more
information, Decker Heating &
Construction can be reached via
e-mail at kdhconst@yahoo.com or
online at www.deckerheating.net.

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IN NEXT YEAR’S
PROGRESS EDITION!
Give us a call
at 376-4997
to reserve your
space TODAY!

Head to 812 Storage on Route 812 between New Bremen and Croghan for all your storage needs.

imensions Salon is
located at 7648 N.
State St., Lowville.
There is an array of
hair services for men, women
and children including cutting,
coloring, highlighting, low lighting, perming, straightening, styling and special occasion styles.
Dimensions offers a variety
of services for customers. The
manicure and pedicure services
include classic and spa, and we
offer gel manicures.
The salon also offers facial
waxing, facials, ear candling and
tanning, which includes a bed
and, new to us, a spray tan.
We offer four styling chairs, a
pedicure chair, manicure table,
facial room, tanning room and a

N OW S HOWING
In 2016, we will be adding a Cinderella pumpkin carriage that will begin its life as the magical focal point in the
weddings of our daughters and with long-term life as the Town Hall Theater’s first-ever parade float.

Let the magic begin at
the Town Hall Theater

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ometimes, if you’re lucky, you have
daughters. Sometimes, if you’re lucky,
they believe, forever in fairy tales. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you get to help keep
that belief alive. And sometimes, if you’re lucky,
they may help you believe as well.
In 2016, the Town Hall Theater will host its first
wedding. Our oldest daughter, Rachael, just two
years old when we purchased the theater in 1990,
will be marrying Shawn Moshier in May of 2016.
Our youngest daughter, Katie, will also be tying the
knot in 2016, with an August wedding to Alex Boccio [wedding not at the theater].
In September of 2015, we celebrated the O’Brien
Family’s 25th year of ownership with a “free” showing of the movie “Home Alone.” This was a formal
celebration with professional photographer [Timothy Thornton] taking pictures and our daughters,
Katherine and Rachael, and our niece, Kerrigan,
interviewing guests with real-time interviews pro-

jected onto the big screen for those already in the
auditorium able to view and enjoy and with our Ateam of Joyce Powis, Makayla Franks and Jennifer
O’Brien welcoming guests and partaking in all the
fun, as well. With equal enthusiasm and carriage
availability, if she has such interest, our own Jenn
O’Brien is also planning her and Bob’s special day
to also take place in 2016.
2015 also saw continued improvements at the
Lowville Town Hall Theater. Our marquee has
completed its final upgrades and, after being sandblasted and painted in 2014, we completely rewired
and removed light panels, refinished and replaced
panel lighting and re-introduced modern neon
lighting that has not been part of its allure for over
25 years. This neon project turned out better than
we would have ever expected and it lights up the
night with a fantastic glow that IT, and LOWVILLE,
truly deserves.
Let the magic begin.

Family Entertainment Movies
COMEDY
SUSPENSE
ACTION
ADVENTURE
THRILLER
Tickets
RATES: ADULTS: $7.00; CHILDREN (UNDER 12) $5.00; MATINEE: $5.00
3D RATES: (NO PASSES) ADULT: $8.75; CHILDREN (UNDER 12) $6.75; MATINEE; $6.75
NOTE: MOVIE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CALL THEATER TO CONFIRM

www.lowvilletownhalltheater.com

LOWVILLE, NY • 376-2421

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All Things Beautiful offers two great businesses in one location

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elcome to All Things Beautiful Bed and Breakfast!
We have had a wonderful
five years of meeting new
guests from all over the world and welcoming return guests with whom we have
become friends each year.
Upstairs, we have the Applewood Suite,
our most popular suite, with a queen-sized
bed, private bathroom and a kitchenette;
Maplewood [with a king-sized bed or two
extra-long twins], Birch and Maple, each
with queen-sized beds with a shared bathroom; and one room, Plumwood, with a
queen-sized bed and a private bathroom,
downstairs, for limited mobility guests.
With five rentable rooms, we can accommodate small and large groups; family
reunions, scrapbooking weekends, music
groups and Barn Quilt tourists. They are
perfect for bridal parties the night before
the wedding, especially with three bathrooms for wedding preparation!
After enjoying a sound sleep and hearty
breakfast in our comfortable Victorian
home you 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. Our little town offers several eateries,
including two diners and a pizzeria. In addition, Croghan is the home to an old fashioned ice cream parlor, a local chocolate
shop and the meat market, famous for its
Croghan Bologna. You may also choose to

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ternet, two private bath suites, and spa
robes. We are a smoke-free, pet-free residence assuring our guests with allergies
a comfortable stay. Our rates range from
$75 to $99 per night.
We are happy to continue to offer Massage Services right here at our B&B! Ask
me for the particulars when you book.
Check out our website at: http://atbeautiful.smugmug.com/Bed-2 and give
us a call to reserve a room for your next
overnight stay.

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All Things Beautiful Bed and Breakfast and All Things Beautiful Photography, 6910 George
St., Croghan.

picnic at our local park, fish and kayak the
Beaver River, or hike several nearby trails.
ATV, snowmobile, skiing and snowshoe
trails are nearby, as well.
Croghan is also developing a Barn Quilt
trail with many Barn Quilts already displayed on local barns, garages and homes.
We have a Maple Leaf quilt displayed on
our B&B; stop by to see it!
We love to garden and grow fruit, vegetables and flowers on premise. The fruit

makes delicious fresh breakfasts and desserts. Several flower 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.
During your stay, you may hear the local
Catholic Church steeple bells and occasional chiming songs, just another of this
small town’s nuances transporting you
back to an earlier era.
We have in-room seating, wireless in-

My photography studio is located at
6910 George Street, Croghan, in our elegant Victorian home and offers many
options for indoor and outdoor photos.
Contact me for your newborn, child, senior, family, wedding, anniversary, sport,
school, pet and special event photography
needs. DVD’s are available, along with
many custom designed products and the
ability to order from my website at atbeautiful.smugmug.com within a week of the
event. Call me at 315-346-6915 or e-mail
atbeautiful2@yahoo.com today for your
wedding, family, senior, child, or special
event photography needs.
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.

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Dr. Maria Laura Ybarra, DDS and her family.

Pediatric dentist opens practice
‘Great Beginnings’ in Watertown

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reat Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, PLLC,
has opened their
practice for patient
treatment at its newly renovated
office in the former practice of
Dr. Gerald Schneeberger, 127
Winslow Street, Watertown. The
new pediatric dental practice
is owned and operated by Maria Laura Ybarra, D.D.S, a Board
Certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr.
Ybarra formerly practiced at McCue Dental in Watertown and is
welcoming former patients of
hers and new patients to her new
practice, which is dedicated solely to the treatment of infants and
children through adolescents,
and those with special healthcare needs.
“Dr. Laura,” as she tells her
patients to call her, couldn’t help
but notice the need for a pediatric dentist that provides services
to ALL pediatric patients in the
area. “Many of these patients
had to be referred out to other
counties for treatment, particularly related to insurance needs,
sometimes as far as three hours
away from the Watertown area.
It was because of my desire to
provide treatment to this underserved population that I de-

cided to open Great Beginnings
Pediatric Dentistry, PLLC. Our
office will accept most major insurances, and we will be pleased
to welcome referrals from other
dentists and medical professionals in the area.”
The Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry office has been cosmetically renovated by LUNCO
Corporation, Carthage, and has
the latest state-of-the-art equipment. More importantly the office has been set up with the child
in mind; with items like Apple TV,
IPads for the children to use, a
movie library in the waiting area,
and more. For the parents there
will also be free Wi-Fi. In addition, the parents will be encouraged to be in the exam room with
the children when possible. “We
want the visit to the dentist office
not to be scary; in fact it should
be fun. We encourage them to
even come in and explore the office before their first visit.”
“As a mother of two young
children [Olivia and Lucas], and
the only established female pediatric dentist in the Watertown
area, I strongly believe in treating every child as if they were my
own. My team and I have created
an environment for families that

is both fun and safe, while offering compassionate care and a
comprehensive state-of-the-art
set of dental services to all children. We want this practice to
not just be a dental office, but a
dental “home” to all my patients.
I am looking forward to partnering with the children and their
families in order to provide a lifetime healthy and beautiful smiles
to my patients. I also welcome
the opportunity to go and meet/
and or present to local school
classrooms, preschools, and
headstarts on the importance of
children’s oral health and dental
practices.”
As a Board Certified pediatric
dentist, Dr. Ybarra has been specially trained over several years
to work specifically with children, including those with special healthcare needs. She also
currently holds Operating Room
privileges at Samaritan Medical Center, where she performs
complete oral rehabilitation under general anesthesia for those
patients that require this type of
treatment.
Great Beginnings Pediatric
Dentistry is now accepting new
patients. Please call them at 315681-6818.

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Wolff’s Body Shop serving the community more than 50 years

Snow Ridge: The center of winter activities for 70 years

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olff’s Body Shop is located at 9411 State Route
812, one half mile south of Croghan.
We have been serving our community with
quality body work for over 50 years. Jim Wolff
open