Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Primitive Snowshoe Biathlon

March is boring! If you’re suffering from cabin fever and are up for a challenge, come and match your black powder shooting and snowshoeing skills against some of the toughest competitors in the North East – or – take it a little slower as a woods walk. Those hardy souls participating in the Snowshoe Biathlon will run a one and a half mile course, stopping at each of 5 stations and firing 2 shots; at the 6th and final station, there’s an optional tomahawk throw. Runners or woods walkers using a traditional muzzleloader will complete the course on traditional wood-framed snowshoes. A modern class will be open to shooters using in-line muzzleloaders and modern snowshoes. All shooters must use firearms with open sights. Event Sponsored By: The Fort La PrĂ©sentation Association (www.fort1749) and Forsyth’s Rifles (www.forsythsrifles.org) When: Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 2:00PM. Where: St. Lawrence Valley Sportsman’s Club, 25 Sportsman’s Club Rd., Lisbon, NY To Benefit: The construction of a waterfront, recreation trail on Lighthouse Point, Ogdensburg, NY. For more info:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Battle of Ogdensburg February 21 and 22

THE BATTLE OF OGDENSBURG 1:30 PM Battle Re-Enactment, Downtown Ogdensburg 3:00 PM Thomas Bendict and the War of 1812 with Bryan Thompson 7:30 PM Winter Ball (English Country Dance) at the Ogdensburg Am-Vets – Ford Street, Ogdensburg 10:30 AM Wreath laying Ceremony at Sheriff York`s Grave at The Ogdensburg Cemetery 1:30 PM Battle Re-Enactment at Lighthouse Point. ALL EVENTS OPEN AND FREE TO THE PUBLIC NOTE Of INTEREST: The original battle of Ogdensburg occurred on February 22, 1813. We are pleased to be able to re-enact this for you 202 years later on February 22, 2015

Princess Shop

I found this photo in the City Historian's office today. It shows the Princess Shop, which was located at 215 Ford St. prior to Urban Renewal. The photo was taken in 1972. This building was owned by Sadie Freidman.