September 25, 2013

Of Interest: Sept. 25, 2013


---- — Polar Plungeto aid Special Olympics again

PLATTSBURGH — Dates have been set for Polar Plunge fundraisers for Special Olympics New York.

The fourth-annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge at the City Beach is set for Saturday, Nov. 16, with check-in at 10 a.m. and the plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Champlain at noon.

The fifth-annual St. Lawrence Seaway Polar Plunge is at Hawkins Point Visitor’s Center in Massena at the same times.

Plungers raise money for the athletes of Special Olympics New York by asking family, friends, coworkers and others to contribute to the fundraiser, and in return, the plunger takes a dip or slow crawl in the water.

Every plunger who raises $100 receives an official Plunge sweatshirt.

“The more money that’s raised, the better the prizes get,” a press release said.

Among the sponsors already signed on are Ambit Energy, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 999, Eagle Country, Dunkin’ Donuts, Pepsi of Keeseville, Cedar View Golf Course and the Plattsburgh Noon Kiwanis Club.

To register, go to For more information, contact Erin McCartan at 388-0790, Ext. 107, or

The projected goal for the 2013-2014 Plunge Series is more than $1 million.


AuSable Forks Fire Commissionsets meeting

AUSABLE FORKS — The AuSable Forks Fire District Fire Commission will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the fire station.

At the session, which is open to the public, commissioners will discuss the request for proposals for a facility-condition assessment and capital-reserve-fund building resolution. 


PSU Homecoming weekend set for Oct. 18,19, 20

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh is welcoming back alumni, family and friends for a weekend of athletics and social events during Homecoming 2013, set for Oct. 18, 19 and 20.

One of this year’s most anticipated events is the Tug of War over Hawkins Pond, when teams will compete to claim the Homecoming Cup, said Joanne Nelson, director of alumni relations, in a press release.

Pictures dating back to the early days of the college show students taking part in the tradition, so it seemed natural to make it a part of the Homecoming festivities, she said.

The Tent Party at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House is a prelude to the many athletic events lined up for Saturday afternoon, including men’s soccer versus SUNY Fredonia at 1 p.m. and men’s lacrosse against McGill at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Student Association will celebrate its 50th year of service at a gathering in the Algonquin Dining Hall. And an open house in the School of Business and Economics and computer science building will honor this year’s Off to a Good Start and Faculty Staff Impact award recipients, while showing off the new building.

Other events include the Cardinal Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Welcome Back Social at the Monopole, a Cardinal at the Arts exhibit at the Burke Gallery and a tribute to late professor Al Montanaro.

See the whole schedule and register at