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February 18, 2013

Of Interest: Feb. 18, 2013

Food shelf closed today for holiday

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf will be closed today in observance of Presidents Day.

AVCS swim program will end March 3

CLINTONVILLE — The AuSable Valley Central School swimming program will end for the season on Sunday, March 3.

Owens to co-chair House Northern Border Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmen Bill Owens (D-NY) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) will serve together as co-chairs of the House Northern Border Caucus, a congressional organization of House members formed to promote the interests of states along the Canadian border.

“Canadian investment is incredibly important to job creation and economic development in northern border communities,” Owens said in a news release.

“Canada’s presence bolsters U.S. tourism, creates opportunities to recruit businesses across the border and improves sales for local retail operations, resulting in billions of dollars in economic impact in New York state alone.”

Canada is the United States’s largest trading partner, with nearly $2 billion in trade flowing across the border every day. Owens and Cramer highlighted the Beyond the Border Agreement and work with Canadian manufacturers as upcoming points of interest for the caucus.

Tickets on sale now for Irishman of the Year breakfast

PLATTSBURGH — Tickets are available for the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s 55th-annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast. 

Find out who will be named Irishman of the year on March 18 at the SUNY Plattsburgh Angell Center Ballroom.

Sponsored by Adirondack Bank, the event features Kevin Killeen as master of ceremonies and, a press release said, “a cast of crazy characters will help you start your morning with a smile. 

Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. with Irish entertainment, ending with the announcement of the Irishman of the Year.

Individual tickets, as well as corporate tables of 10 are available. Reservations must be made by March 8. Tickets are not available at the door. 

Cost is $25 per ticket if paid before March 1; $35 after that date. 

Call 563-1000 for more information or go to

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