In the news
Honored: Tony LiVoti, teacher for Pulaski Academy and Central School, recently received the district’s Middle School “Educator of the Year” award for the second time. He previously received the honor in 2010-2011. Mr. LiVoti, a teacher for more than 34 years, recently retired from the district.
Receives award: Mary Petell, Massena, was recently named the 2014 Senior Adult Volunteer of the Year by the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living. Ms. Petell has been a volunteer at Highland Nursing Home, Massena, for more than 10 years, visiting and transporting residents, serving refreshments and assisting with activities.
Debut: Richard F. Regan, native of Norwood, made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut on June 9 in New York City, leading the New York Wind Symphony. Mr. Regan has been music director and principal conductor of the New York Wind Symphony for 10 years and holds conducting positions with the Hudson Valley Honors Youth Wind Ensemble and Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has led performances in Beijing, Prague and France. Mr. Regan is a multiple winner of the Revelli Award and is the youngest recipient of the Helen M. Hosmer Excellence in Music Teaching Award. Mr. Regan, son of Phil and Linda Regan, and brother of Ellie Prashaw, all of Norwood, graduated from Norwood-Norfolk Central School in 1987. He received degrees from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, in 1991, and Florida State University in 1993. He teaches instrumental music at Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, where he conducts their wind ensemble.
Donates hair: Carley Ann Staie, age 4, recently donated 10 inches of her hair to the Locks of Love program through the River Day Spa, Clayton. Carley Ann is the daughter of Erik Staie, LaFargeville, and Jessica Staie, Fishers Landing, and the granddaughter of Debbie and Dennis Staie, Theresa, and Julie and Tom Tinney, Clayton.
Grants: The Northern New York Community Foundation’s board of directors has approved $10,000 in grants from the George R. Davis Fund. The fund is in honor of Mr. Davis, who served as Lewis County Judge for more than 20 years and died in 2010 after living in Lowville for most of his life.
Lewis County Historical Society — $3,000 for the organization’s floor renovation project
Town of Lowville — $2,000 for restoration of historic gravestones at Jackson Street Cemetery
Lewis County Agricultural Society — $2,000 to purchase a gazebo for the entrance of the Lewis County Fairgrounds
Village of Lowville — $2,000 to purchase pole-mounted lights for Christmas decoration displays in Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Park
Lowville Food Pantry — $500 to fund school supplies for the organization’s Stuff the Bus event.
First Presbyterian Church of Lowville — $500 for the Stow Square monument project.
Bridge Scores: Winners of weekly games sponsored by the Northern New York Duplicate Bridge Club are announced.
June 6: First place, Constance Hrabchak and Val Jakubowitch; second place, Ann Sellers and Helen Keohane; third place, Judy Vespa and Mai Liinve; and fourth place, Debra Suller and Judy Ashmore
June 9 N/S: First place, Albert and Thelma Schneider; and tied for second and third places, Don McCoy and Jean Pennock and Shirley Warren and Helen Keohane
June 9 E/W: First place, Ann Sellers and Debra Suller; second place, Gloria Rothschild and Ruth Goodwin; and third place, Patricia Macklin and Irma Hammond
June 13 N/S “A”: First place, Mart and Mai Liinve; second place, Celia Perciaccante and Rachel Fielding; and third place, Charles Evans and Judy Vespa
June 13 N/S “C”: First place, Celia Perciaccante and Rachel Fielding; and second place, Jean Pennock and Don McCoy
June 13 E/W “A”: First place, Alice Leroy and Helen Keohane; second place, Albert and Thelma Schneider; and third place, Laura That and Linda McCarthy
June 13 E/W “C”: First place, Albert and Thelma Schneider; and second place, Laura That and Linda McCarthy
June 16 “A”: First place, Val Jakubowitch and Constance Hrabchak; second place, Sue Glomboski and Helen Keohane; third place, Timothy Dowe and Dora Maloney; and fourth place, Joan Peterson and Jean Pennock
June 16 “B”: First place, Timothy Dowe and Dora Maloney’ and second place, Joan Peterson and Jean Pennock
Winners: Winners of the second annual Iron Chef competition, held in April at Indian River Central School, have been announced. Four teams competed with recipes created for appetizers with cream cheese. The winning team of Katherine Cotter, Elizabeth Cotter, Desiree Smith and Danielle Adams created a dish of spring rolls with crab and shrimp.
Scholarship: Carlie Leary, recent graduate of Massena Central School, received the $500 Dave Course Scholarship given by the Friends of the Robert Moses State Park Nature Center, Massena. The scholarship is named for Mr. Course, a long-time volunteer and advocate of the nature center. Miss Leary who will attend Eugene Lang College, New York City, plans to dedicate her life to preserving and repairing the environment.
Scholarship: Jordan Bennett, a recent graduate of the Oswego County Board of Cooperative Educational Services cosmetology program, recently received a scholarship from Bryant and Stratton College, Syracuse.
Miss Bennett, also a recent graduate of Pulaski Academy and Central School, earned 12 college credits through the college’s Jump Start program and received three credits through an articulation agreement between the high school and college. She plans to major in paralegal studies and business at Bryant and Stratton.
Scholarships: The Joyce Watson Memorial Scholar-Athlete Awards were presented to James Carnes and Elizabeth Monnat at the Pulaski Central School awards ceremony on June 25. The students were honored by one of Joyce Watson’s daughters, Jill Watson Truax.
Scholarship: Autumn Darling, junior on the Sandy Creek Central School volleyball team, recently received the April Fitchette Scholarship Award by Frontier League Officials. It will fund participation in a summer volleyball program.
Presents lecture: Piergiovanni Marzocca, associate professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Clarkson University, Potsdam, delivered a keynote lecture in the Netherlands in May on morphing technologies. At the Design, Modelling and Experiments of Advanced Structures and Systems Conference, Mr. Marzocca delivered a lecture titled “Morphing Technologies and Their Development — From Deployable Wings to Flow Control: Are we ready for morphing?” He has worked in aerospace engineering since 1996 and specializes in multi-physics modeling and characterization of advanced materials and structures, dealing with the interactions among advanced structures and fluids, magnetic, electric and thermal fields.
The following north country residents recently were named to the dean’s list at their colleges or universities:
Buffalo State College
To receive dean’s list honors at Buffalo State College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Tyler Lago, childhood education
Brooke Briscoe, dietetics
Emma Siddon, theater
Andrew Bell, dietetics
Kathryn Harvey, criminal justice
Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa.
To receive dean’s list honors at Drexel University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
Zachary Hutcheson, 4.0
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla.
To receive dean’s list honors at Florida Institute of Technology for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.
Angel Seery, bio science, marine biology
Keuka College, Keula Park
To receive dean’s list honors at Keuka College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Olivia Hudson, junior, occupational therapy, daughter of Denny and Laurie Hudson, Adams
To receive dean’s list honors at SUNY Cortland for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.
Allison Akins, mathematics and adolescent education, 3.4 GPA, graduate of Lisbon Central School
Enrolled at college
Enrolled: Johnathan Howington, Fort Drum, will major in criminal justice at Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C.
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
The following north country residents recently were named to the president’s list at their colleges or universities:
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
To receive president’s list honors at Pratt Institute for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
Western New England University, Springfield, Mass.
To receive president’s list honors at Western New England University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.