W-P-D-M is celebrating 65 years of service this year and we’re looking for help from our loyal listeners, past and present.
Right now we’re searching for any memorabilia, audio, photos, newspaper clippings or other items related to W-P-D-M. To give everyone the opportunity to reflect on the last 65 years, we’ll add them to a display in our Beal Street office in April. For more information about donating or lending material for our 65th anniversary display, please contact Chris Engel or Jody Tosti at 315-265-5510.
You can also e-mail: or drop a message on the STAR Country 100.1 FM or B99.3 FM Facebook pages. We will accept items until March 15th. Thank you to all that have made the last 65 years on W-P-D-M so memorable. We look forward to serving the North Country for the next 65 years and beyond.
The Franklin County Fair has announced the Entertainment line-up for August 2020. Among the acts this year:
On Friday, August 7th, the ROOTS & BOOTS TOUR with Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye will take place. Tickets are $20 for Grandstand seating, $30 for Center Grandstand Seating, and $40 for track seating which includes gate admission.
Tickets can be purchased on line at F R C O Fair dot com For more information, you can call the fair office at 518-483-0720.
The Potsdam Snack Pack Program helps over 300 students with healthy snacks on the weekends and during holiday breaks. Over 19,000 actual snack packs are been sent out to date. The cost to provide these healthy snacks to students in need works out to about $100 per year. The Potsdam Snack Pack program is constantly seeking volunteers to help pack the snacks, and also continuously accepts donations of snacks or monetary donation to offset the cost of the snack packs. You can find out more and make donations to the Potsdam Snack Pack Program by visiting Potsdam Snack Pack dot org.
The Potsdam Kiwanis Club is collecting returnable bottles and cans as a fundraiser to purchase children’s books for the Head Start Reading Programs at Potsdam and Parishville School Districts. If you would like to contribute, you can donate your redemption amount into a special account at CJ’s Bottle and Can Retrieval Center in the Sea Comm Plaza in Potsdam. You can also mail in donations to the Potsdam Kiwanis Club P.O. Box 793 in Potsdam.
The Potsdam Elks Lodge is helping the Potsdam Central RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) group collect candy bars from now through March 20th. Candy bars can be dropped off at locations including Potsdam Dollar General, Potsdam Save A Lot, the Colton Amvets, Family Dollar in Potsdam, Kinney Drugs on Maple Street in Potsdam, Kunoco Food Marts in Colton, Parishville, and Russell, Lavigne’s IGA in Potsdam, Parkway Express in Potsdam, Potsdam Save A Lot, Potsdam Central High School, the Potsdam Elks Lodge, and the B993 / Star Country studios. Monetary donations for the purchase of candy bars can be dropped off at the Potsdam Elks Lodge. Collected candy bars will be taken to the Fort Drum USO for returning soldiers, redeploying soldiers, and active duty service members.
Party for a Purpose, a dinner and dance fundraiser and celebration for the Potsdam Snack Pack Program, will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 6-10 pm at the Stables At Windy Point. Tickets for the event are $50 per person, or $350 for a table of 8. Food will be provided by PCP BBQ, entertainment provided by Northbound, and there will be a cash bar on hand. Tickets can be purchased at Potsdam snack pack dot org.
The Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ on West Orvis Street in Massena is holding their 4th annual Spring Tea Party on Saturday, April 25th starting at 2 pm. Finger foods, desserts, and tea will be served. There will be a special table for ‘little ladies’ Donations are $10 for adults, and $5 for children. Reservations are required by April 4th by calling Linda at 315-388-3131.
Learn more about your smartphone, laptop or tablet and maximize the use of your device at Cyber Seniors classes. The classes are taught by St. Lawrence University students in the Community Based Learning course. Cyber Seniors is being held at the One Stop Career Center in the Human Services Center building at 80 State Highway 310 in Canton. The classes will be Thursdays from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on March 5th, 12th and 26th and April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. To register call Christina at (315) 386-4730