Press-Republican

Local News

September 11, 2013

Memorial, concert planned for tonight

PLATTSBURGH — The annual Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration heads toward its big weekend.

Ahead are fireworks, a parade, lectures, music, children’s events and more.

Admission to concerts and other events comes with purchase of a $10 button for ages 18 and older; kids get in free. Buy buttons at sites around the area.

Here’s a look at highlights (all events are in Plattsburgh unless otherwise noted):

TODAY

5 to 5:30 p.m.: Memorial Ceremony, Old Post Cemetery, near Lake Forest Assisted Living Facility on the old side of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base.

7 to 9 p.m.: Woods Tea Company concert, Stafford Theater, Clinton Community College.

THURSDAY

4:30 and 5 p.m. Two ceremonies at Riverside Cemetery, Steltzer Road. First, the re-dedication of the newly restored Halsey gravesite, then the annual Riverside Cemetery memorial with wreaths honoring officers of both sides killed during the Battle of Plattsburgh.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Hey Jude concert (Beatles tribute band), Strand Theater.

FRIDAY

10 to 3 p.m.: Alice T. Miner Collection, guided tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Chazy.

11 a.m.: Crab Island Memorial, Crab Island, by American Legion Post 1619.

Noon to midnight: W2W ham radio on the air, Trinity Park.

1 to 5 p.m.: Macdonough Monument, self-guided tours, City Hall Place.

4 to 7 p.m.: Cannonball Run, preregistration, Trinity Park.

4 to 11 p.m.: Israel Green Tavern, vintage dining and entertainment, 18 Trinity Place.

4:30 to 6 p.m.: Roy Hurd concert, Israel Green Tavern, 18 Trinity Place.

5 to 6 p.m.: Eliza Mooers Historic District Walking Tour, Melissa Bistor-Cross, starts at Macdonough Monument.

6 to 8:30 p.m.: Charlie Stone and Split Rock concert, 18 Trinity Place.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Spirit of Johnny Cash concert, City Hall steps.

9 to 11  p.m.: Alice Knight and Speedy Arnold concert, 18 Trinity Place.

9:30 to 10 p.m.: Rocket’s Red Glare fireworks display, behind Macdonough Monument.

SATURDAY

8:10 to 9 a.m.: Cannonball Run, registration then 9 p.m. start for  5K and 10K Fun Run, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. U.S. Oval.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

North Country Scenes


Click on photo to view gallery with latest photos

FYI...
  • treadmill-very-fast.jpg Tax deduction for a gym membership?

    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning. So why shouldn't the tax code be revised to reward preventive health?

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo