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@datebook city label underlined:South Colton

Honored: Mary Long, South Colton, was named town of Colton 2013 Citizen of the Year, during Colton’s Winterfest in January.

Ms. Long is a member of the Colton Fire Department and Rescue Squad, where she served as an officer, and the Racquette Valley Fish and Game Club, Amvets Post 262 and local ATV clubs. She is a member of the Winterfest Planning Committee, where she organizes the annual health fair.


@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Places: Dawn Brown, Delta Junction, Alaska, formerly of Lowville, took fifth place in the Adult Six Dog Speed Class at the South Central Challenge Sled Race, held Feb. 3, in Alaska. Ms. Brown finished the 16 mile course in 48 minutes and 33 seconds.

Winner: Stanley Vantran, Lowville, won a raffle sponsored by the Lewis County Hospital Foundation on Feb. 3. Mr. Vantran received a week at a home in Salvo, N.C., during spring break. The raffle raised almost $2,500 to benefit the hospital foundation.

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Winners: BlueSeed Studios has announced the winners of their annual juried art competition, ‘Abstraction.’ Thirty-three regional artists entered 63 works of art for the competition, which will be exhibited through March 1 at the gallery. Next year’s event will open on Feb. 1, and the studio will accept entries until the last week of January. For more information, contact BlueSeed Studios at 518-891-3799,, or visit

Best in Show — “Mirage,” pastel by Linda Sweeney

First Place — “Stealth,” photo transfer, by Eleanor Sweeney

Honorable Mentions — “Pages from Mirror Mist,” transfer drawing, by John LaFalce, and “Deciphering Unwritten Script #5,” watercolor, by Julian Vadas.


Dean’s list

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

Keuka College,

Keuka Park

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

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Olivia Hudson, sophomore, occupational therapy, daughter of Denny and Laurie Hudson, Adams

Nazareth College,


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

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Angelika Garrabrant, freshman, occupational science

Skidmore College,

Saratoga Springs

To receive term honors at Skidmore College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.65 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Noah Throop, junior, son of Gary and Catherine Throop, Potsdam

SUNY Canton

To receive part-time honors at SUNY Canton for the fall semester, students taking six to 11 credit hours must receive a grade piont average of 3.25 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Chase Mills

Morgan L. Johnston, undeclared, 1985 gbraduate of Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Shannon M. Coupal, health services career studies

@datebook city label underlined:Norwood

Jennie C. Vieths, legal studies, 1979 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central High School, Watertown


@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Honored: Several north country seniors at Elmira College were recognized as Cowles Honor Scholars at the college’s Jan. 31 celebration. To receive Cowles Honor Scholar standing, students must be a senior and have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Alexandria Bay

Almara Hutchinson, speech and hearing, daughter of Paul and Melissa Hutchinson, Alexandria Bay

@datebook city label underlined:Brownville

Kaitlyn Darrah, speech and language disabilities, daughter of Kelly and Michael O’Hern, Brownville, and Joseph Darrah, Adams

@datebook city label underlined:Colton

Patrick Reilly, economics and mathematics, son of Joe and Anne Reilly, Colton

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Macy VanArnam, biology, daughter of Bryan and Carolyn VanArnam, Ogdensburg

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

McKenzie Townsend, childhood education: social studies, daughter of Gregg and Eileen Townsend

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Sean Brouty, psychology, son of Michael and Cheryl Brouty, Watertown

Jacob Simmons, economics and accounting, son of Paul and Nicole Simmons, Watertown

President’s list

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

Morrisville State College

To receive president’s list honors at Morrisville State College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

@datebook city label underlined:Boonville

Daniel DeNovio

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Peter Bond

@datebook city label underlined:Richland

Jordan Smith

Plymouth (N.H.) State University

To receive president’s list honors at Plymouth State University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Ava Tyler

SUNY Canton

To receive president’s list honors at SUNY Canton for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Susan L. Joslin, business administration

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