Doesn't this sky look menacing? It was a terrible storm by the time it was over with lots and lots of rain and very windy.
A person could use this in a book. I can't think of lots of ways to put it in one too. ha!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
I wanted to post this today so if any of you out there would want to watch what went on here during the BassMasters event that took place. The Village and Town of Waddington now holds according to the last census 1,000 people. The weekend brought in 34,100 folks. As you can see the place was hopping.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
When I first came to New York state many years ago I had no idea what a "Northern Pike" looked like. Most people that live in the South do not. I took a picture hoping to let you all see what one looks like. The "Northern Pike" is up in the right hand corner of the picture. The "Bass" is in the left hand corner. I am sorry the picture did not turn out any better than this. The lighting was poor.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
This is a photo of one of the boats that is in the competition of day 3. We were lucky today to not have the humidity and the heat we have had the last few days. It was in the 70's with strong winds and gusts; a little choppy on the water though for the fishermen. Tomorrow will be the final day for the top 12 anglers.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Evan William Bourbon St. Lawrence River Showdown starts Thursday, and anglers are already plying the river in search of their big catch. The tournament runs from Thursday through Sunday, headquartered at Whittaker Park in the village. Each day features Tastes and Talents of the North Country Festival vendors and specialty booths, crafters, artisans, food and wine producers, businesses and organizations, and “Angler’s Alley.” The Waddington Arena will house the Hawg Trough giant fish tank, Lawton’s mobile trout pond and kids’ fishing and a fishing simulator experience. Other attractions each day include Ghost Rider Helicopters, a beer tent, bourbon sampling, bouncy houses for the kids, food vendors from early morning until closing, and a breakfast buffet at the American Legion from 7 to 11 a.m. Horse and carriage rides will be available Friday through Sunday. Here is the full schedule for the week, which is subject to change. Stop by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce booth for updates. THURSDAY 6:30 a.m.: Full field of 99 bass anglers launch; public invited 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Tastes and Talents of North Country Festival 11:30 a.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey 1 - 3 p.m.: Backroad Bluegrass Band, Chippewa Bay 2 p.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey 3:15 p.m.: Official weigh-in and ceremony begins 5 - 7 p.m.: Acoustic Brothers, Waddington 7:30 - 9 p.m.: Waydown Wailers, St. Lawrence County band FRIDAY 6:30 a.m.: Full field of 99 bass anglers launch; public invited 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Tastes and Talents of North Country Festival 11:30 a.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey 1 - 2:30 p.m.: Native North American Traveling College, Cornwall Island; song and dance performance in full Native American dress 2 p.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey 2:30 - 3 p.m.: Sweet Adelines 3:15 p.m.: Official weigh-in and ceremony 5:30 - 6:45 p.m.: Lacey Stoddard, local singer 7:30 - 9 p.m.: “American Idol” finalist, country singer Bucky Covington in concert 10 - 11:30 p.m.: Crunchenstein, St. Lawrence County band with laser light show SATURDAY MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY Shuttle to/from Ogdensburg attractions and events; see schedule at the Chamber of Commerce booth Chicken barbecue, Waddington Fire Department; shuttle available 6:30 a.m.: Top field of 50 anglers launch for semi-finals of the showdown; public invited 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Canadian-American Wounded Warrior and Battle Buddies Fishing Derby; Fobare’s Pond across from Coles Creek State Park 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Antique Car Show, Island View Park 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Tastes and Talents of North Country Festival 11:30 a.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey Noon to 6 p.m.: Bassmaster Elite Series Expo 1 - 3 p.m.: 10th Mountain Division Band 2 p.m.: Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience, interactive show with live birds of prey 3 - 3:15 p.m.: Fort Drum Color Guard 3:15 p.m.: Official semi-finals weigh-in and ceremony begins; also, Can-Am Wounded Warrior Derby winners and presentations 5 - 6 p.m.: Atomic Precipitation, Waddington-area band 6:15 - 7 p.m.: Local singer Larry Holly 7:30 - 9 p.m.: National country star Jason Michael Carroll in concert 9:45 p.m. approx.: Fireworks by Young Explosives SUNDAY 6:30 a.m.: Top 12 anglers launch for final day of the showdown; public invited 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Tastes and Talents of North Country Festival 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Kaitlyn LaShomb, Troy O’Brien, Nick Rycroft, local singers and musicians Noon to 5 p.m.: Bassmaster Elite Series Expo 1 - 3 p.m.: Chris Taylor & The Custom Taylor Band, Syracuse area country band 3:15 p.m.: Official final weigh-in and ceremony begins I AM SORRY THIS POSTED THIS WAY. I HAVE TRIED TO STRAIGHTEN IT OUT BUT IT ALWAYS COMES BACK LIKE YOU SAW ABOVE. mUST BE A BLOG ISSUE GOING ON HERE WHICH I CAN'T FIX.