We look forward to having her share about her experiences at our July picnic meeting. Empire Girls State is a hands-on week-long educational workshop, focusing on Americanism and the political process, sponsored by the New York State American Legion Auxiliary.
The goal of the program is to help students to better understand democratic ideals and the part individuals play in carrying out these ideals.
This program, which has been accredited by the National College Credit Recommendation Service National CCRS , is a non-partisan attempt to teach high school junior girls about government, politics, and Americanism. Southern Finger Lakes Women advocates for women personally, professionally, and politically by advocating for women in the workplace. Its members meet monthly and invite local women to their meetings to make presentations relevant to current events and professional development.
Kathleen Clifford Photo provided Youth Bureau ceremony: Among others recognized this year were three graduating Senior Youth Court members: Youth Court Coordinator Adam Lawton praised these three members for their dedication to the program while maintaining their achievements in academics and sports. Lawton also noted that all three members are in the running for the Western New York Regional Youth Court Association Scholarship, with winners announced in the coming weeks.
Youth Builder Award recipient Chris Rosno. Armbruster moved to the Watkins Glen area in after vacationing here for more than 25 years. Before moving to the area, she taught math and science for 24 years to fifth- and sixth-graders in the Frontier Central School District in Hamburg, NY. She will also be running the Summer Reading Program that will start in July. More information on that program will be available soon, Armbruster said. Argetsinger as the keynote speaker. There were also prayers by the Rev.
George Norton, the reading of a list of area veterans who died over the past year, and a color guard from American Legion Post Evil continues in this world. It is all too common for criminals -- psychopaths -- to hijack their country. Only by hard work Kevin Rumsey was the keynote speaker there. Today, their families will mourn them and honor them, as will I.
Recently, my mother told me she wanted to continue this tradition because it meant so much to my father. So yesterday, my mother, my wife, my two sons and I went to several cemeteries to place flowers on the graves of our departed family members.
He noted that his wife was also an Army doctor, as is their daughter. And on this day, he encouraged the audience to join with him -- "to salute, and remember, and pray for our beloved dead. Retired Schuyler County Judge J. Argetsinger spoke in Montour Falls. The Community Choir was led by Kim Laursen, foreground. The choir sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic. Kevin Rumsey, keynote speaker at the Watkins Glen service.
Bernie Riley plays "Taps" at the Naval Monument ceremony. This photo was taken at Montour Falls. She was nominated for the award by her coworkers.
Highlights from the nominations included: We are so lucky to have someone with her experience and skill set to help give the best care to our patients. She is a delight to work with and she is always agreeable to pitching in when needed. She has helped us tremendously and made life of all providers much better. She is dedicated and very conscientious in taking care of her patients. She is a team player with one goal in mind: For more information, contact Schuyler Hospital at or email info schuylerhospital.
On Friday May 11 , Schuyler County Attorney Steven Getman filed a nearly page Summons and Complaint against manufacturers and distributers of prescription opiates for damages to the County arising out of what the Complaint deemed the fraudulent and negligent marketing and distribution of opiates in and to the County.
The lawsuit will seek to reimburse the County for its expenses related to the opioid crisis as well as provide the County with financial assistance to continue this battle. The Complaint alleges the defendants knew -- and had known for years -- that opioids were addictive and subject to abuse, particularly when used long-term for chronic non-cancer pain, and should not be used except as a last resort.
Napoli leads the charge with Hunter Shkolnik against drug companies nationwide. At least 14 counties across New York are suing pharmaceutical companies for what they're claiming are deceptive marketing practices. Full job descriptions are available on the library website at www. Representatives from Guiding Eyes for the Blind brought two service dogs and explained about the program, which matches specially bred and trained dogs to people with visual impairments. Puppies are raised by volunteers for 16 months before going on to advanced training and placement.
Over dogs have been raised in the Finger Lakes area. The grants are intended to help organizations in Schuyler County promote the quality of life in the community. The financial assistance is awarded to organizations that have specifically identified projects or needs.
Requests should be submitted in writing by May 18, Requests must be submitted on the organization's letterhead and limited to two pages. The following information must be included: The amount requested also should be specific. All grant requests must be for specific projects or needs in Schuyler County.
Grants will not be awarded for operating budgets exclusively or for endowments. Grants are to be spent within one year of the date of the award, without further expectation of support. Grant requests will be reviewed during the month of May. Awards will be made during the month of June. Submit grant requests to: Box , Watkins Glen, NY Applications may be found on-line at www. Applications must be postmarked by May 29, For more information, email info schuylerhospital.
Installed and honored From left: Standing next to Pierce, who was the department's top fire responder in a total of 69 calls , is Charlene Mahnke, honored as the top rescue responder 68 calls , the top overall responder calls and the department member with the most hours At right is Bill Bulkley, honored for 55 years of service to the department. This photo and Home Page photo are by Kristi Pierce.
Church Historian Kathy Huey initiated the conversation about the milestone anniversary, and several members of the church and meal site went to work on creating a celebratory program. Volunteer meal site coordinator Emily Switzer served as emcee and provided the welcome and introductions. Schuyler County Legislature Chairman Dennis Fagan addressed the crowd by noting the importance of the program.
She spoke about the importance of the meal program, highlighted other services and supports available through OFA, and thanked Chairman Fagan for his continued support of the nutrition program and donation. The volunteers were also acknowledged and thanked. Pastor Judy White-Wunder entertained the crowd with her memories of the early years of the meal site and her work with Dick Cole and volunteer Dorothy Huey to bring the meal program at Tyrone to fruition.
Among the laughter and stories was a time of remembrance of Dorothy Huey, an original member of the Senior Enrichment Program. Huey was a committed volunteer who, until her death in at age 84, worked to ensure the weekly congregate meal site was vital and operational. She trained a host of volunteers to assist at the site. During her illness and following her subsequent passing, her sister, Emily Switzer, continued her legacy.
Beth Kotteman, current pastor at the church, echoed the sentiments regarding the importance of the program. Pastor Beth, as she is known, is a regular attendee at the meal site and has been a strong supporter of the nutrition program. She further demonstrated that support through her assistance in the planning of the celebration event.
Following a lunch prepared by the OFA kitchen staff, everyone shared a cake prepared for the occasion along with ice cream. For more information about the nutrition program or other OFA services, contact the Office for the Aging at Chip Ganassi was the inaugural recipient in Richard Petty and Roger Penske were the honorees in and , respectively.
Mario Andretti was cited in One needs to look only at the France Family tree to understand the family's position at the pinnacle of American motorsports.
France and James C. France and Lesa France Kennedy, the family's expertise is obvious. Sahlen's, familiar to race fans in the Northeast, is a family-owned producer of quality meat products since in Buffalo, NY. They are very deserving of the Cameron R. We are proud of that connection.
Our facility's success and legacy will forever be linked to what we consider the 'first family of motorsports' in the United States. He is a wonderful man Jim was my dad's best, most experienced confidant and supporter -- and he has continued to be mine, as well. As we head into our 50th anniversary in we look forward to their continued leadership and contributions to the sport.