Chamber News


GardenShare Fight Hunger 5K Fun Run & Walkathon Oct. 10

Thursday 10 September, 2015
GardenShare Inaugural Fight Hunger 5K Fun Run and Walkathon in Potsdam October 10 GardenShare's first "Fight Hunger 5K" will be held on October 10, 2015. This fun run and walkathon will begin and end at the Potsdam Farmers Market in Ives Park on Main Street in Potsdam. Registration will begin at 8:30 am, with runners leaving at 9:30 am and walkers to follow. Complete details, including registration and forms for securing sponsorship can be found at This event is sponsored by Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Stauffer Farms, and St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union. Funds raised by participants will support GardenShare's work to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County. GardenShare's annual Local Food Guide, farmers market promotion, and promotion of Community Supported Agriculture help ensure that the County has a vibrant, local food system where our food choices are healthy for us, for our communities, and for the environment and where local farmers are able to make a living that supports their families. GardenShare also makes it possible for people to use food stamps at area Farmers Markets and helps low-income families buy CSA shares so that everyone in the County has access to enough nutritious and affordable food to sustain a healthy lifestyle.


Potsdam Fright Night October 22

Tuesday 6 October, 2015
Potsdam Fright Night will be on Thurdsday October 22 from 5:30 - 8 pm. The section of Market Street between Main and Elm Streets will be blocked off to vehicle traffic. Many businesses will be participating...Tap to Toe Studio of Dance and Step it Out Dance Studio will have performances on the blocked street starting at 6:30 and 7 pm respectively. There will also be a pumpkin trail in Ives Park. Come see some decorated pumpkins- carved and painted. Check out the Potsdam Fright Night Facebook page for updates.

Oct. 22-25- St. Lawrence International Film Festival

Thursday 10 September, 2015
The St. Lawrence International Film Festival, will run October 22-25, 2015, and will feature an incredible 60 screenings with over 25 features, 5 shorts programs and live performances in four cities in two countries for it’s debut. With the theme “Beyond Borders” the festival will present films from all over the world to screen at five different venues. The festival opening gala will feature a 35th Anniversary Screening of “The Blues Brothers” with Dan Aykroyd in attendance to benefit the RCMP Foundation. The Friday Night Block Party will fill the streets of Canton, NY and feature a special cinematic edition of NYC’s ultimate multimedia live game show. Strategically located at the center of the St. Lawrence River Valley with events in Ottawa and Brockville, ON and Canton and Potsdam, NY, St. Lawrence International Film Festival is a first-of-its-kind celebration of film, with related events on both sides of the international border between the US and Canada. A limited number of All-Access VIP Passes for the Festival weekend include guaranteed seating for the Opening Gala screening and reception, as well as admission to all Festival screenings, panel discussions, parties and VIP lounge. Passes are available through the Festival website