22June 2012Task Force Knighthawk FRSA Flash www.facebook.com/TF Knighthawk Government Organization 22 June DIVISION DONSA 22 June School Graduations - Beaver River, Carthage, Faith Fellowship, General Brown, Governeur, Harris- ville, Indian River, LaFarge- ville, Lyme 23 June School Graduations - Watertown, South Lewis, South Jefferson, Sackets Har- bor, Lowville academy, Alex- andria 24 June School Graduations - Belleville Henderson, Copen- hagen, Thousand Island 25-27 June USO Adopt a Pla- toon Xbox Tournament @ USO Ft. Drum 25-27 June MountainFest Sporting Competitions 27 June Annual Remem- brance Ceremony 28 June Salute to the Nation 29 June-15 July 1st Brigade Block Leave 3 July Watertown Concert in the Park @ Thompson Park 4 July INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
Calling all Knighthawks…. We need your help!We are a go for the Mountainfest Fundraiser on Thursday June 28th!we will be selling hot dogs (w/ chili & cheese), nachos, chips and drinks.The event goes from 3-9:30. Here is the breakdown of time slots:Shift 1 ~~ 2:30-4:30 to include set-upShift 2 ~~ 4:00-6:00Shift 3 ~~ 5:30-7:30Shift 4 ~~ 7:00-9:00Shift 5 ~~ 8:30-10:30 to include breakdownIf you would like to volunteer, please contact your FRG Leader with the preferred timeshift.FYI, long hair must be pulled back and everyone must wear either a hairnet or a hat. Allpeople participating under the tent must also wear close-toed shoes.Funds raised will be used to support our upcoming Task Force wide event!!
What’s Happening… (Watertown Daily Times)Friday, 22 JuneCape Vincent: Opening Reception; For Plein Air Painters Thousand Island Re-gion art display, 5-7pm, Breakwater Gallery, 379 Club St., Art painted May 16 andlast summer in Cape Vincent. On display through July 15.Madrid: Madrid Bluegrass River Festival; Includes large bariety of crafters,chainsaw carving, children’s fishing derby, chicken barbecue, ice cream social with Norwood BrassFiremen, spaghetti feed, breakfast, door prizes and fireworks. Admission: Full weekend, $32, chil-dren 12 and younger are free if accomplanied by parent or guardian. Friday, $8, Saturday $18, Sun-day $12. Rough camping $7 per night. Open stage, 1pm; Pat Ashley, 3pm; Spare Change, 4pm;Generation Gap, 5pm; Lake Effect Bluegrass, 6pm; Delaney Brothers, 7pm; Remington Ryde, 8pm;dance 9pm.Saturday, 23 JuneChaumont: Lyme Farm and Garden Tour; 10am to 4pm, rain or shine. Wine tasting, noon to 4pm,Raffle of miniature tabletop waterfall. Plant sale at Copley House. Gardens; Bay View Gardens,26940 County Route 57; Moore Farm and Garden 27587 Three Mile Point Road North; Higgins Gar-den 27237 Three Mile Point Road; Crescent Yacht Club, Independence Point; Blue Heron Garden12050 Route 12E; Cornell garden 9728 County Route 125.Throughout the area: Free Fishing Days; Throughout the state. No fishing license required to fishin state waters. Information: www.dec.ny.gov.Madrid: Madrid Bluegrass River Festival; Includes large bariety of crafters, chainsaw carving, chil-dren’s fishing derby, chicken barbecue, ice cream social with Norwood Brass Firemen, spaghettifeed, breakfast, door prizes and fireworks. Admission: Full weekend, $32, children 12 and youngerare free if accomplanied by parent or guardian. Friday, $8, Saturday $18, Sunday $12. Rough camp-ing $7 per night. Lake Effect Bluegrass 9am; Spare Change 10am; Atkinson Family 11am; Reming-ton Ryde, noon; Mandolin workshop, 1pm; Lake Effect Bluegrass 1pm; Delany Brothers, 2pm; DobroWorkshop, 3pm; Bear Tracks, 3pm; Amy Gellatin, 4pm; Atkinson Family, 5pm; Remington Ryde,6pm; Banjo Workshop, 6pm; Delaney Brothers, 7pm; Bear Tracks, 8pm; Amy Gallatin, 9pm; doorprize, 10pm; Fireworks, 10:15pm.Watertown: Yard Sale for NNY Hope for Haiti; 8am to 2pm., Town Center Plaza, outer ArsenalStreet. Proceeds to help purchase medical items for ongoing work in vil-lages surrounding L’Artibonite, Haiti. Rain Date: June 30.Sunday, 24 JuneClayton: Sunday Sunset Series concert; Cyrstal River to perform,6:30pm, Frink Park, 57 Riverside Drive. Freewill offering. Rain site: RiverCommunity Church, Bartlett Point Road.Inlet: Freedom Walk of the Adirondacks; Registration 9am, walk beginsat 10am, Fern Park, Loomis Road through Old Forge, ending at Van Au-ken’s Inne, Thendara. Physically challenging. Proceeds to benefit theWounded Warrior Project. Registration fee: $25. Information: Freedom-
BIGGEST LOCAL MYTH: ―THERE’S NOTHING TO DO HERE!!‖ Wrong!! Things to do in the North CountryFishing 1000 Islands Bass Open, Gananoque, Ontario, July 7-8, www.canadasproangler.com/ BIGBASS.html Basic Fishing Class, Minna Anthony Common Nature Center, Wellesley Island State Park, 16 June, 11 August, 1 September – 11 am to 1pm, email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMusic & EntertainmentDPAO Summer Concert Series – Watertown Fairgrounds, www.dpao.org Blake Shelton, July 6 Bill Cosby, July 28 Journey, August 14 Marshall Tucker Band – August 17,Clayton Opera House – www.claytonoperahouse.org•Rockin the Bay 23-26 AugBlues in the Bay 30 Aug – 3 Sept, www.visitalexbay.orgWineFinger Lakes Wine ToursThousand Islands Winery, Alexandria Bay, www.thousandislandswinery.com Winery Birthday Bash! (bbq, music & wine), July 14 Coyote Moon Winery, Clayton, www.coyotemoonvineyards.com 3rd Annual Howl at the Moon, Saturday, July 28 Bluegrass in the Vineyards, 25-26 August 2nd Annual Shore Dinner (benefits the TI Museum), July 20, 5pm – 8pm, dinner, hayrides, live music & wine!
Independence Day Fireworks Clayton—3 July @ dusk Alexandria Bay—4 July @ dusk Sackets Harbor—4 July @ dusk Fairs, Festivals, and FUN!Jefferson County: 10 July – 15 July, Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, WatertownLewis County: 17 July – 21 July, Lowville Fairgrounds, FREE ADMISSION, parade & fireworks opening night,www.lewiscountyfair.orgSt. Lawrence County: usually the first week of August, Gouverneur, www.gouverneurfair.netAlexandria Bay Craft Fair – Scenic View Park Pavilion, 21-22 July, 10 am – 5pm, www.visitalexbay.orgCan-Am Festival – Sackets Harbor – music, food, crafts and fireworks! 21-22 July4th Annual TI Stamp, Coin, Postcard, Jewelry, Gem & Collectables Show – Clayton Rec Arena, 28 – 29JulyStone Mills Craft Fair – LaFargeville, 3 – 5 August30th Annual Craft Show & Sale – Clayton Rec. Arena, 25 - 26 AugustNYS Fair – 23 August – September 3, www.nysfair.orgMade in NY Festival – Sackets Harbor/Madison Barrack 7 July - 75 NY State Product Vendors44th Annual French Festival – Cape Vincent - 14 & 15 July - food, crafts, parade, fireworks!Woodsmen Field Days – Boonville, 17 – 19 August, www.starinfo.com/woodsmenPirate Invasion – Alexandria Bay, 10 – 19 August, www.visitalexbay.orgNew York State Hog Rally – Alexandria Bay , 12 – 14 July, www.nyshogrally.com–14 & 15 July - food, crafts, parade, fireworks!48th Annual Boat Show & Auction – Clayton,3 – 5 August, Antique Boat Museum,www.abm.org
Museums Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across Amer- ica. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Muse-ums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from MemorialDay, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012. See the map below for museums partici-pating this summer.Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.If you go to the Blue Star Museum webpage; http://www.bluestarfam.org/Programs/Blue_Star_Museums you will be able to view participating museums throughout the UnitedStates. Earth Museum in Ithaca, NY
National ParksDid you know that military can get into National Parks and Federal RecreationLands for free??? Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military Available to U.S. military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and also, Re-serve and National Guard members.Must be obtained in person at a Federal recreation site by showing a Common Access Card (CAC) or Military ID (Form1173).New York State Parks 200 Miles from Ft. DrumEleanor Roosevelt [175 miles away.] Vanderbilt Mansion [175 miles away.]Erie Canalway [126 miles away.] Womens Rights [95 miles away.]Fort Stanwix [53 miles away.]Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt [175 miles away.]Martin Van Buren [146 miles away.]Saratoga [120 miles away.]Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural [180 miles away.]Upper Delaware [167 miles away.] Destination FunWatkins Glenn Race Track – races and wine festivals!Montreal and Quebec! Ooh la la!Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Old Forge, NYNiagara Falls, BuffaloLake George – The Great Escape Theme ParkSaratoga Springs – Horse Racing & Concerts (SPAC)Burlington, VT (Ben & Jerry’s!!!)Horne’s Ferry – Cape Vincent , Ferry to Wolf Island, Canada - Opens May 1, www.hornesferry.comHighway Legends Car, Truck & Bike Show – Clayton –18 – 20 May, www.highwaylegends.usSTRAWBERRY SEASON!! –End of June - U-PICS ALL OVERThousand Islands Hydroplane Regatta – Brockville,Ontario –Speeds up to 170mph! –30 June – 1 July,www.brockvillehydroplaneracing.com
Destination Fun.. Destination Fort Drum Still think there isn’t anything to do????
The 2012 Concerts on the Waterfrontpresented by the Sackets Harbor Historical Society every SummerSunday from 3-5 pm at the Battlefield State Historic Site returning favorite Frank Sacci and his celebrated band bring us the musicJune 24th-America loves - swing music of World War II era.July 1st - military style brass band Excelsior Cornet commemorates the 1812 bicentennialwith a superb lecture/concert, authentic period clothing and instruments.July 8th - Tenor Madness Tenor guitar, clarinet, upright bass and vocals present classic American swing. Oneof the best chamber-jazz groups you’ll ever hear.July 15th - Vishtenhails from the Magdelen and Prince Edward Islands. Traditional Acadian and Celtic roots mu-sic with fiery fiddles, foot percussion, piano and bodhran.July 22nd - Can Am Weekend - Atlas rocks the battlefield for an afternoon of big city party time. Dance in anoutdoor setting to swing, pop and classic rock.July 29th - Babik blends big band with an exotic flare of gypsy folk songs. Homemade percussion including aduck call adds to the fun.August 5th - The Opera Reel String Band with authentic 1812 era music and dance.A community celebration at the Bandstand! Part of 9th annual War of 1812 weekendAugust 12th _ Prime Time Funk with Ronnie Leigh from Syracuse’s jazz vocal scene. This 10 piece band roundsup the area’s best jazz, blues and funk musicians 10th Mountain Division Band: Our own warrior musicians present pops, vocals, patriotic mu-August 19th - Thesic and jazz standards.August 26th - Quickstep with John Kirk and Trish Miller and talented friends, bring us authentic Appalachianand Adirondack fiddle music – clogging too! More 1812 era tunes!Sept 2nd - Our Labor Day extravaganza with The Mario De Santis orchestra. They round up all the good tunesfrom the past 60 years.Sponsoring the series this year is Watertown Savings Bank. Additional funding is received from the New York State Council on the Arts Decen-tralization Program, administered in Jefferson, Lewis and St Lawrence Counties by the St. Lawrence Arts Council; the Village of Sackets Harbor;and the Town of Hounsfields Committee for the Advancement of Tourism. Contributions from area businesses and organizations, and a weekly"Passing of the Hat" at the concerts also provide financial support.
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