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Georgia Pacific hosts annual party for underprivileged kids Event marks fifth year helping families By Jeremiah S. Papineau

Kathryn Hansraj, a State University of New York at Plattsburgh student, helps Racheal Blow of Plattsburgh decorate cookies at the annual Georgia Pacific community holiday event for underprivileged children Dec. 5 at the Plattsburgh State Field House. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

PLATTSBURGH — Helping people is an idea that looks good on paper and in practice, if you ask Judy Tallada. Tallada, who works with the Georgia Pacific Consumer Operations department at the paper company’s Plattsburgh facility, oversees the company’s annual community holiday party to help underprivileged children. This year ’s party — held Dec. 5 at the Plattsburgh State Field House — was another success in helping provide activities like cookie decorating and ornamentmaking and giving gifts to more than 200 children and their families. “Personally, I believe it was a wonderful event,” she said. “I think it had a very positive impact on some very needy families who might not otherwise be able to enjoy the season.” Since the community party was established five years ago, Georgia Pacific has partnered with nonprofit organizations to identify and

invite needy families from across the county. This year, the company worked with the North Country Child Care Council Family Connections, Family Promise, The Christmas Bureau, and the Women, Infants and Children Program. “I was told by some of the agencies that the gifts we gave them might be the only gifts they get,” added Tallada, who remarked that gave her a bittersweet feeling. “I only wish we could do more.” Gen Jabaut of Plattsburgh, who was at the event with her daughter, Halle Bacon, 9, and son, Colten Bacon, 7, said she was glad Georgia Pacific hosted the event and was excited about it being the first time she and her kids were invited. “I think this is really nice. I’m really glad they offer something like this,” she said. Ronald Snyder, also of Plattsburgh, was decorating stockings with his 2-year-old son, Keashawn, and agreed. “This is really helpful,” he said. “For us, and the kids.” “We’re just glad to do this,” said Tallada. “We know there’s such a need in the community.”


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Nonchalant Gnomes know how to get their board game on By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — Chuck Henry loves a good board game. So much, in fact, it prompted him to start what’s today known as the Nonchalant Gnome Gaming Society. The group, which recently celebrated its five-year anniversary, was started with a simple mission: playing board games. “I’ve always been a fan of board games,” said Henry, who added he never imagined he’d take his hobby beyond something he’d do in his spare time sporadically. However, after the birth of his first child, Henry joked he was “looking for an excuse to get out of the house.” “So, some of us decided to get together and game on a regular basis ... We’ve been meeting every two weeks ever since,” he said. The “gnomes” in the group have changed over the years, with people coming in and out of the group, but Henry said that’s part of the fun.

“Some people just wander in and wander out, which is fine,” said Henry. “The point of the group, for me, is not necessarily playing the game, because, let’s face it, I don’t always win. It’s all about the interaction. It’s about getting together and talking to people. Human contact.” Through the group’s Web site,, and its listing on — which Henry said is a site considered to be “the center of the board gaming universe” — many people have learned about them. “Last summer, we had a gentleman stop in ... I can’t remember his name, but he was hiking in the Adirondacks and found us online and he just dropped in,” said Henry. What makes it easy for people to simply stop in, said Henry is how new games are played each time the group meets. Many times, the majority of those who show up are unfamiliar with the night’s selection. “We tried different methods over the years. Initially, when we were meeting in people’s homes, the way we did it is the per-

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check it out, said Carney. “We’ve always played games, whether it be board games or video games,” said Carney. “And, it’s great to get a bunch of people together to just play. I like to interact with people.” “I think it’s fun. It’s a lot better than some of the computer games I play,” said Thone. “With those, you may talk to the person, but you don’t see them unless you video conference with them, which I used to do with some friends I have out in England.” “I think a lot of people spend a lot of time together watching TV, which really isn’t interacting with each other,” said Henry. “This is about meeting some interesting people, playing some board games and talking ... It’s fun to get together.” As for the name? “I’m not really sure where I came up with it. I think it’s semi-related to Gerome the Gnome,” Henry said, referring to a gnome figurine his mother handed down to him that sets atop his office desk. (Editor’s Note: The Nonchalant Gnome Gaming Society’s next meeting is Thursday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. The group is always looking for new members. Check out their Web site or e-mail Henry at They may also be found on Facebook by searching the keywords: Nonchalant Gnome Gaming Society.)

‘Little Reinbear’ airing on WIRY PLATTSBURGH — The PlattsburghNorth Country Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the broadcast of “The Story of the Little Reinbear,” an original Christmas story authored by chamber president Garry F. Douglas. The story began being aired on WIRY Hometown Radio 1340 AM Dec. 4 and will continue Friday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 5:15 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 24, at 3:45 p.m.

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NCCCA tree lighting Dec. 11 Pike’s Cantonment Encampment to be held this weekend on BOPA grounds

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., will host its second annual Tree Lighting Ceremony this Saturday, Dec. 11. The family-style celebration will start at 7 p.m. and offer gift-creating activities for kids, hot cocoa, cookie decorating and caroling performed by area school choirs and the Barbershoppers. Other activities will be offered throughout the evening including story telling and songs, ice sculpting, as well as the NCCCA holiday gift shop filled with one-of-a-kind items from local artisans. After the tree lighting, the NCCCA will host a closing reception for the “North Country Portfolio” exhibit by artist Diane Fine, for which she acted as master printer. The project included four accomplished artists from the region Charles Atwood King, Noreen Sadue, Barbara Ida and Karen Lamite King, and gave them the opportunity to make etchings for the first time. The prints in the portfolio are linked through their botanical theme, an outgrowth of the Artist in the Garden events so generously hosted by the kings over the last decade. The portfolio includes two etchings from each artist and a title page. A portion of the portfolios will be framed and some will be housed in hand-made drop-spine boxes. The prints and portfolio will be raffled off to raise money for the not-for-profit arts organization.

PLATTSBURGH — Re-enactors will be encamped at the Battle of Plattsburgh Association, 31 Washington Road, this Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 11, to commemorate Pike's Cantonment. The cantonment was the American winter encampment on the Saranac River under the command of Zebulaon Pike from the fall of 1812 to spring of 1813. New this year, the encampment will be an overnight event. For more information, including times, contact the BOPA offices at 566-1814 or visit

Geoffrey’s to host Holiday After Hours PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce will host a special Holiday Business After Hours Thursday, Dec. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Geoffrey’s Pub, 5453 Peru St. The networking event will include food and a cash bar. Guests will be eligible to win one of several door prizes provided by Geoffrey’s Pub, and Hall Communications stations WOKO, WKOL, WIZN, WBTZ, and WJOY. Business After Hours is open to all chamber members and their employees. Nonmembers are encouraged to contact the chamber for a special guest pass.


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The News in Review

Animal cruelty charges pressed against city man

PLATTSBURGH — Accused double-murderer Anthony Pavone changed his legal counsel from Plattsburgh attorney William Meconi to New York City-based lawyer John Carney. Pavone is on trial for first-degree murder of Timothy Carter, 52, Dannemora and Patricia Howard, 43, Plattsburgh. The trial which was supposed to start Dec. 2, will be postponed until sometime in 2011.

PLATTSBURGH — According to city police, 62-year-old Fred Trost Sr. was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police were called to 96 Pine St. where they found a 10-year-old dalmatian was tangled in the couch springs for hours. Trost, the dog’s owner, also allegedly beat the dog. Trost, a convicted felon, was also arrested on weapon’s charges for the alleged possession of several firearms He has pleaded not guilty and was released on $1,000 cash bail.

SUNY Plattsburgh hit with financial issues

Teen receives two to six years for fatal accident

PLATTSBURGH — The State University of New York at Plattsburgh’s president John Ettling recently announced to students, faculty and staff the school is facing financial difficulties. The school’s deficit has reached around $4.4 million during the last four years, due to the recession and with more money being budgeted than it was collecting in revenue. At the school year ’s midway point, layoffs and aid reductions are anticipated.

PLATTSBURGH — A West Chazy teen was sentenced Dec. 6 to two to six years in prison for an accident that killed three people and injured a fourth. Joshua Bombardier, 19, was convicted on three counts of second-degree manslaughter, third-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and driving under the influence of alcohol in September. Bombardier was also fined $38,248 and a $375 surcharge.

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Keep your holiday season from going up in flames Clinton County Firefighters Association offers tips for a safe holiday season PLATTSBURGH — For many, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities and good cheer. What few consider is that the holiday season is a time when there is an increased risk of home fires. According to Clinton County Firefighters Association, many households engage in holiday activities that serve as some of the leading causes of U.S. home fires, including cooking. Christmas trees, candle usage and holiday decorations also significantly contribute to the seasonal causes of home fires. Add to that the hectic nature of the holidays, when people are trying to accomplish multiple tasks at one time, and the chance for home fires grows even further. “As everyone gets busier during the holidays, we often become rushed, distracted or tired,” said Chuck Kostyk of CCFA. “That’s when home fires are more likely to occur.” Fortunately, with a little added awareness and some minor adjustments to holiday cooking and decorating, the season can remain festive and safe for everybody. “By taking some preventative steps and following simple rules of thumb, most home fires can be prevented,” said Kostyk. With unattended cooking as the leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire injuries, stay in the kitchen while you’re frying, grilling or broiling food. Most cooking fires involve the stovetop, so keep anything that can catch fire away from it, and turn off the stove when you leave the kitchen, even if it’s for a short period of time. If you’re simmering, boiling, baking or roasting food, check it regularly and use a timer to remind you that you’re

cooking. The CCFA also suggests creating a “kid-free zone” of at least three feet around the stove and areas where hot food and drinks are prepared or carried. Candles are widely used in homes throughout the holidays, and December is the peak month for home candle fires. The nonprofit National Fire Protection Association’s statistics show more than half of all candle fires start because the candles had been too close to things that could catch fire. The CCFA encourages residents to consider using flameless candles, which look and smell like real candles. However, if you do use traditional candles, keep them at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn, and remember to blow them out when you leave the room or go to bed. Use candle holders that are sturdy, won’t tip over and are placed on uncluttered surfaces. Avoid using candles in the bedroom where two of five U.S. candle fires begin or other areas where people may fall asleep. Lastly, never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle. According to NFPA, U.S. fire departments annually respond to an average of 250 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Nearly half of them are caused by electrical problems, and one in four resulted from a heat source that’s too close to the tree. The CCFA offers the following advice for picking, placing and lighting the tree: • If you have an artificial tree, be sure it’s labeled, certified or identified by the manufacturer as fire-retardant. • If you choose a fresh tree, make sure the green needles don’t fall off when touched; before placing it in

the stand, cut 1-2 inches from the base of the trunk. Add water to the tree stand, and be sure to water it daily. • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit, and is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, space heaters, radiators, candles and heat vents or lights. • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory, and make sure you know whether they are designed for indoor or outdoor use. • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords, or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini-string sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree. • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving the home or going to bed. • After Christmas, get rid of the tree. Dried-out trees are a fire hazard and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside the home. • Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer. By following these fire prevention tips and measure, The CCFA says you can greatly reduce the risk of fire in your home, and enjoy a safe holiday season. “The holidays can quickly turn from joyful to tragic when a fire occurs,” said Kostyk. “By taking simple precautions, people can avoid potential fire hazards, and make this time of year a healthy and happy one.” Visit for more information and safety tips.

SEFA applications being taken PLATTSBURGH — The United Way of the Adirondack Region Inc. has announced the opportunity for all agencies and organizations wishing to become a member agency of the 2012 State Employees Federated Appeal campaign are able to apply now. Agencies and organizations wishing to apply may obtain the necessary paperwork from the New York State SEFA Web site, The digital application must be submitted electronically and then a printable version of the application will be displayed. The printable application will include a deadline and a list of required documents necessary to send to the Statewide SEFA Council. All applicants must be a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and show proof of certification. Applications must be mailed in care of Statewide SEFA Council to State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA), P.O. Box 14945, Albany N.Y. 12212-4945. Applications must be received — not postmarked — by the close of business Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. For more information, contact the United Way office at 563-0028.

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ody Gilbert, a longtime contributor to the TechRepublic blog, has released her list of the top geek gifts for 2010 which may be worth sharing for those with a geek on their list. Some of the gifts are less than $100; a few are quite higher. Computer related items on the list starts with the most expensive gift of the lot with the Alienware M11x gaming laptop. It’s small but it packs a real wallop in computing ability. Next up is the Apple iPad, the most successful touch-based tablet ever released. The iPad does some things really well, like information consumption, and other things so-so, like word-processing. For less than$100, the last gift suggestion is the Cyborg R.A.T 7 gaming mouse. The futuristic looking mouse designed for playing computer games can be found at many on-line retailers. Toy-like devices on the list include the Parrot AR.Drone Wi-Fi quadricopter, Kinect for Xbox 360 and the LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0. The quadricopter is touted as a flying video game that can be controlled by an Apple device like an iPad, iPhone, etc and comes with two

cameras that are viewable on the controlling device. The Kinect is actually a sensing device that allows for Nintendo Wii style game play sans remote. Younger geeks may appreciate the LEGO Robot. The NXT 2.0 is the second generation Mindstorm with increased functionality over the first. By Ron Poland Three entertainment devices round out Jody’s geek gift guide. Amazon’s Kindle has been a huge success from day one; the new 3G model has a few noteworthy improvements. Vizio’s M470NV is a 47-inch LED LCD TV with 1080p definition, built-in Wi-Fi and Internet apps ready to go. The Roku XDS streaming media player marries a highspeed Internet connection to the TV in order to stream Internet content. Ron Poland is a professor in the Computer Information Systems AAS program at Clinton Community College. Poland is certified in computer repair and networking by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). He is also a Cisco certified network assistant. Questions may be sent to him via e-mail at

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uke was abandoned on the streets and brought to the shelter. He is approximately 3 years old. He has been with the shelter since since May 2009. Luke has tested negative for FeLV/FIV and is neutered and declawed. Hannah came to the shelter as a stray with her babies Hank, Horatio, Halsey and Helene. She is very mellow and would make a perfect lap cat. Hannah has been spayed, tested negative for FeLV/FIV and is upto-date on vaccinations.

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andi is a lovely looking 2-year-old tan lab/hound mix who tends to be a little skittish at first but once she gets to know you, she is very loving. She plays well with other dogs, and likes cats. Mama Bear is a 8-month-old domestic short-haired kitten who already has had a litter of kittens. Her owners were not able to keep her anymore so they brought her to the shelter. She and her kittens are doing great and would so love to be your new pet companions. •

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United Way helps many Our community has experienced some tough times in the past few years. Many of your friends, neighbors and co-workers need help today that they didn’t need two or three years ago. The United Way campaign is one of the easiest ways to help give back to our community because 100 percent of the funds raised stay here in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties and directly support programs and services provided by our 36 partner agencies. As a employee of the United Way, I have witnessed in the past year an increased utilization of all the agencies that United Way supports. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of meals served and people helped at the local food banks, for example. I believe this increase traces back to the economic crisis that Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties and the rest of the country has experienced since late 2008. I am passionate about this campaign because I have seen firsthand just where a large percentage of our community stands today – our neighbors are hurting. But our community has always demonstrated the willingness to volunteer and contribute to these 36 United Way agencies who serve more than 80,000 people every year – and that number continues to grow. Our campaign has an aggressive goal — to raise $750,000 this year. To achieve this goal, we have to engage more members of our community. If you have not donated in the past, you are the one that can make a difference in the lives of your neighbors who need it most. Consider the few dollars you spend each week on coffee – that can add up to over $200 per year. You would be amazed how many people $200 per year could help. I could go on and on with examples, but you know where our community is today. We always have had wonderful people here in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties that truly care about their neighbors…and that is what really makes our community great.

Having that green Christmas


ecember brings much joy and celebration for us, with the holiday season, but December is also the darkest month of the year. The winter solstice, or shortest day of the year, is in December. And, it is these shortened days and the solstice that has led to the tradition of decorating with greens to brighten up the hearth. Holly was used by the Druids who believed its shiny leaves and red berries stayed green to keep the earth beautiful when oaks lost their leaves. In England it is said sprigs of holly around a girl’s bed are suppose to keep away mischievous little goblins. In Germany, a piece that has been used in church decorations is regarded as a charm against lightning. All of these references give light to “decking the halls with boughs of holly.” Mistletoe was held sacred by the Norse, the Celtic Druids and the North American Indians. The Druid priests would cut mistletoe from an oak tree. They then divided the branches into sprigs and distributed them to the people, who hung them over doorways as protection against evil spirits. It was believed a sprig placed in a baby’s cradle would protect the child from goblins. Giving a sprig

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to the first cow calving after New Year would protect the entire herd. Coniferous evergreens symbolized new life and resurrection in many ancient European cultures. The ancient Celts decorated with greens for protection. The tradition of decorating the home with boughs of evergreen trees became a Christian tradition during the early Middle Ages. An 8th century legend has the German St. Boniface cut down an oak tree, a symbol of paganism, and an evergreen tree spout up in its place. Today, we continue to decorate with many of the same evergreens because of their inviting colors, textures, and smells. The best way to keep these greens looking their best during the holiday season, is to keep them away from direct heat sources including fireplaces, south facing windows, and heaters. Different conifers naturally hold their needles better than others such as noble fir and Frasier fir. Cutting greens can be a family excursion into your woodlot, or they can be purchased from local nurseries or Christmas tree farms. Anne Lenox Barlow has had experience in the agricultural field as a horticulture educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County. She can be reached by e-mail at

If you have a United Way campaign at your workplace, please support it and talk up the need and value to our community to your friends, family and co-workers. If you don’t have an employee campaign but would like to give to the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc, please call 518-563-0028. You can also visit our Web Site,, for more information on the 36 agencies served or to view our campaign video. Thank you again for your help and support. Kathy Snow Plattsburgh

New museum a success Thank you from the Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum in Peru, New York, to all of the volunteers whose generous contributions during the past 18 months have enabled our museum to develop programs and improve our facilities. Indeed, without your gifts we would not yet have opened our doors to the public. We are grateful to the volunteers who drove many miles to help with a myriad of on-site construction projects such as remodeling the facilities and building benches as well as rocking cows and horses for children to enjoy. We are also grateful to those who volunteered their time behind the scenes, whether at home on their computers, or by attending meetings in order to network with, and learn from, other museums. Thank you to those who spent long hours planning and hosting our official opening celebration and special weekend events as well as giving museum tours and demonstrations. Without the support of volunteers like you, our non-profit organization could not accomplish its mission of providing an environment where visitors can learn about the heritage of New York’s rural and farm life. Your generosity has made quite an impact. For more information about supporting the Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum located at 250 River Road, Peru, please visit our Web site at: We can also be contacted by e-mail at or by phone at 643-8052 or 569-8715. Ricky H. Laurin Chazy

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Biking to school? No, way! Not in this century! A

ccording to a study released by The Outdoor Foundation, more than 137 million Americans participated in outdoor recreational activities last year. That figure represents nearly 50 percent of all Americans, age six and older. However, the study failed to illustrate the growing inactivity crisis among our youth and the alarming disconnect that has been occurring nationwide between children and the outdoors. In less than a generation, the United States has become a very mobile and consumptive nation. The average American household now has at least two cars in the garage, and often three. There are also about 2.7 cell phones per household and we use them more often than our landlines. Over the same timeframe, the average number of bicycles owned has shrunk dramatically, nationwide. In the 1960s, 60 to 70 percent of students who lived within two miles walked or took a bike to school. Now, it’s down to less than 9 percent and bike racks have been replaced by student park-

ing lots. As one student recently explained, “Bikes are fun, but not for school. If you’re 16 and still riding a bike to school ... well, it’s just not too cool.”

Digitally inanimate Today’s young men and women are aptly described as the “Digital Generation.” They came of age at a time when the world was connected as never before. With the advent of computers, the Internet and cellular phones, today’s youth are encapsulated and ensnared by a technological bubble. Childhood has changed dramatically. Today’s kids consider radio an ancient technology. As explained to me by an earphone-wagging fan, “Why wait for a DJ to play a song I like, when my iPod is already full of them?” Modern day children are extremely wellconnected. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation study reveals the average kid consumes 2.5 hours of music each day, as well as nearly five hours of TV and DVD movies, three hours of Internet and video games, and just 38 minutes of old-fashioned reading. The report did not even consider the time kids spent on the phone or texting and yet the av-

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erage kid is currently connected for a combined 11.5 hours per day. The burgeoning demands of “wired play,” which are often accomplished alone or with just one other kid, leave little time for Junior to ride a bike, take a hike or go skiing or sledding. Is it any wonder we are becoming an obese nation? You can’t throw a snowball or ride a sled on a Wii. This growing inactivity crisis among America’s youth and the quiet disconnect between youth and the outdoors may have serious consequences unless it is addressed in the near future.

What are we doing? Although The Outdoor Foundation’s 2010 report revealed increases in a number of recreational pursuits last year, there were also significant decreases, especially in activities they have been tracked for more than a decade. The Outdoor Foundation worked with its partners in the Physical Activity Council to measure participation in 117 diverse sports, fitness and recreational activities. In total, 77 percent of Americans age 6 and older, or about 217 million people, participated in at least one activity. However, this still leaves 33 percent or 64.6 million people who are inactive, even in the broadest definition of activity. The report revealed the major activity in-

crease has been in running/jogging, which is up 39.8 percent over the past decade. Activities including day hiking/8.4 percent, trail running/16.0 percent percent and snowshoeing/17.4 percent experienced similar increases. On the flip side, activities reporting a decade long decrease include BMX bicycling/-43.6 percent, canoeing/-7.6 percent, freshwater fishing/-6.3 percent, flyfishing/-17.1 percent and scuba diving/-36.7 percent It is estimated nearly 151 million Americans took part in at least one high calorie activity. This number drops to 78 million people who claim to be frequent participants in high calorie activities, less than one-third of the nation’s population above the age of six. More than half of the adult population is sedentary; they do not participate in any physical activities. Although three-quarters of all student age respondents reported they took part in PE at school regularly, only about one-third participated in outdoor activities, team sports or cycling. Better than half (55.6 percent) of all school-age children reported being non-active outside of PE class.

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Avoiding infection focus of AIDS Awareness Month T Wondering he month of December is World AIDS Awareness Month, most commonly recognized for World AIDS Day, celebrated Dec. 1. Each year, since 1988, World AIDS Day has served as an important reminder the fight against HIV is far from over. This year ’s theme was “Universal Access and Human Rights” because most people in poor countries cannot get the care and services they need to treat HIV and AIDS. Universal access to prevention and care is seen as a basic human right and is also a key factor in fighting the global HIV and AIDS epidemic. In the U.S. someone is affected with HIV about every 9 1/2 minutes. That’s 56,300 new infections each year. More than 14,000 Americans still die from HIV disease each year and one in five people with HIV don’t know they have the infection. Many may be spreading HIV to others without knowing it. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “HIV testing is entering a new era in this country as lawmakers, health care and insurance executives, and public health officials are making changes in their respective fields to en-

sure that more people will know their HIV status — an important consideration for maintaining health and reducing the spread of the virus.” All doctors, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants in New York State must offer HIV testing to patients at the doctor ’s office or in hospitals, including Emergency Departments. World AIDS Day is a time for all to ask others to talk openly and honestly about the behaviors that spread HIV and about how to stay healthy. The following list reminds all to be responsible for their own health and protect others. • Find out if you have HIV. If you have ever had sex or injected drugs (even once) you are at risk — get tested for HIV. • Talk about HIV with sex partners and get tested regularly for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. • Fewer sexual partners reduces risk of infection. • Use condoms every time you have sex. • Women who are pregnant should get tested for HIV early in pregnancy. One test can save two lives.

where you can turn? The following agencies can provide a confidential HIV test. Condoms and advice about how to avoid the spread of HIV infection are also provided. • AIDS Council of Northeastern New York — 5632437 • Clinton County Health Department (can provide anonymous testing) — 565-4848 • Northern Adirondack Planned Parenthood — 561-4430.

• If you have any ongoing risk of exposure to HIV, get tested at least once a year. • If you have HIV, take your medications as prescribed to reduce the chance of spreading HIV and get regular medical care.

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ow, this is not something I usually write about, however, living a healthy lifestyle is not about deprivation, but about all things in moderation. This tasty holiday treat falls into the category I wrote about a few weeks ago, where you have it for a special occasion and that is it. This homemade bar will be free from added sweeteners, oils, and preservatives. You will get an added antioxidant blast from the dark chocolate and cherries, and a healthy dose of fiber. At about 150 calories per serving, this is a treat that can be enjoyed without guilt, in moderation. This super tasty treat makes a great gift and can be a fun family project.

Holiday Fruit and Seed Bark 3/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries (I like to mix them) 1/4 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 1/4 cup raw sunflower seed kernels 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger 7 ounces dark chocolate (70 percent or greater) Combine cherries/cranberries, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and

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ginger in a bowl and stir them well. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil and chill the pan. Place the chocolate in a double boiler or heatproof bowl and cook over simmering water, stirring frequently, until the chocolate is melted. Stir in half of the fruit and seed mixture and spread onto the prepared, chilled pan. Using a spatula spread the chocolate mixture as evenly as possible into an 11x9 inch rectangle. Immediately sprinkle the remaining fruit mixture evenly over the top of the chocolate mixture and chill for about 10 minutes. Break into about 10, 3-inch pieces and serve or keep chilled for later use. This bark should be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and should keep for up to three weeks. Corinna Maggy is the owner of Women On Weights, a health and fitness program developed specifically for women. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. Corinna offers private personal training, small group classes, and individual weight management programs. She can be reached at 605-3549 or by e-mail

rices stabilized for groceries in the Plattsburgh area this month, which is a relief after three months of increases. The 41 items came in at $94.11 in October, up a few cents from September ’s cost of $93.96, and up 1 percent from last October ’s cost of $93.11. For the month of October, prices stayed relatively the same in most categories, with the exception of a 5 percent decrease on produce and a 7 percent increase on miscellaneous items. For the year there was a 10 percent increase on meats and a 7 percent decrease on frozen foods. Costs for 10 pounds of round white potatoes and yellow onions dropped this month, although onions are still 14 percent higher than October 2009. Carrots and red Delicious apples are both also up for the year. Chopped spinach was on sale in many stores this month, preventing the total of items from the frozen food case from increasing despite higher prices on both store brand ice cream and haddock. Drinks prices continue to be stable overall, but 100 store brand tea bags are 31 cents less this year than last. After trending upwards for several months, canned goods had a slight decrease this month. The cost of all products priced in this category are down from October 2009: Del Monte fruit cocktail, Green Giant peas, store brand diced tomatoes, Starkist chunk tuna fish and store brand vegetable soup in beef stock. A drop back to the more normal $1.22 per dozen

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large eggs helped keep dairy prices from spiking due to the increase of the cost of a pound of store brand butter again this month. The price on this item is 55 cents higher than this time last year. Prices on meats were up overall and continue to fluctuate on particular cuts. For the year there has been a 28 percent increase on chuck steak and 23 percent on one pound of Oscar Mayer bacon, with increases on all cuts except ground chuck. In the breads, cereals and grains category, sugar finally decreased slightly in cost for the month. It is still 9 percent more expensive than this month last year. Hopefully, the cost of this important holiday baking ingredient will continue downward.

Seasonal reminders Apple picking began about a week earlier than usual due to the heat this year. One of the true advantages of living in the North Country is the accessibility of local orchards. Many have opportunities for family fun picking apples and pumpkins. This is pear season, and the start of the cranberry season. Sweet potatoes and winter squash are in peak supply and good sources of beta carotene (Vitamin A). The Market Basket Report is a bi-monthly survey of 41 food items commonly purchased by consumers. Four major supermarkets are surveyed in the Plattsburgh area and the resulting report produced. The report is a community service sponsored by the Technical Assistance Center at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

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Associate dean honored at unveiling ceremony By Anayely Garcia PLATTSBURGH — Dr. Edward J. Miller ’s portrait now joins the likes of other distinguished members of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in an adorned wall in Feinberg Library. The chemistry professor and associate dean of arts and sciences was honored in Feinberg Library Dec. 3, in a room full of students, fellow faculty members and wife Rosemary, daughter Sarah and son-in-law Jason. President Dr. John C. Ettling, who presided over the ceremony, commended Miller for his 26 years of servitude to the campus. He added the award holds the highest honor in the SUNY system and the highest it can confer upon a faculty member — the rank of a distinguished professor. “Ed, I want to congratulate you personally and to thank you on behalf of those present and those who were unable to be with us … for all of your service to this college, to the alumnae, to the community and especially, of course, to the students,” said Ettling. “You represent the best we have.” The ceremony also included comments from provost/vice president for academic affairs Dr. Patricia J. Higgins, who has worked with Miller for numerous years. Higgins added she knew Miller when he had a leadership role within the faculty senate, a role he assumed very early in his career. Higgins also worked close with Miller in various administrative positions he assumed on campus over the years. “We are very proud of Ed and honored by having him on campus with us,” said Higgins. “On behalf of myself and all academic affairs,

State University of New York at Plattsburgh president John C. Ettling, left, stands with the newly appointed distinguished professor Dr. Edward J. Miller at Feinberg Library on campus. Photo by Anayely Garcia

congratulations.” “We have gathered to celebrate the achievement of a distinguished member of our college and by extension, the honor bestowed upon our proud college,” said professor of communications and presiding officer of the faculty Dr. Jin Kim. “Dr. Miller ’s record of service in the areas of faculty governance, strategic planning, curriculum development and student life issues

has long been recognized on this campus,” said Kim. “His long and devoted service — both in the local university faculty campus senate are exemplary.” Kim concluded the faculty as a whole is greatly thankful for Miller having embodied qualities such as academic excellence, integrity, intellectual honesty and human decency. Fellow distinguished teaching professor Dr. David A. Franzi mentioned he has known

Miller for about 25 years and credited Miller for his extensive work in curricular planning, having prepared more than 20 courses for the campus. Franzi also added Miller takes great pride in his heavy involvement with the students. “We should all take pride in his accomplishments and be thankful for his many contributions,” concluded Franzi. Albert N. Mihalek, executive assistant to dean of arts and science, opened his remarks with a few jokes. He added Miller could be summed up with one word — honest. “I have worked next door to his office for many years and you get the sense of how a person feels about students and the way they want to deal with those people in listening to them and seeing them day-to-day and [the way he] deals with students who come in to the dean’s office who have problems,” said Mihalek. “I’ve never seen a more caring person … he’s absolutely loved.” Miller thanked everyone who attended the ceremony, people who put the ceremony together and his family. “The last five years have been the best of my career; I’ve just had a great time teaching and working with students and various situations,” said Miller. The distinguished service professorship is given to “faculty who have achieved a distinguished reputation for service not only to the campus and the university, but also to the community, the state of New York or even the nation, by sustained effort in the application of intellectual skills drawing from the candidate’s scholarly and research interests to issues of public concern.”

Helping the community Fourth and 5th grade students from Oak Street Elementary recently participated in a one-mile fitness run as part of a service learning project. The students learned about health and nutrition and giving back to the community and collected food for the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf. Physical education teacher Annemarie Curle is seen here with students from Amanda Madore's 4th grade class. Photo submitted by Karen McCarthy

12 • curriculum corner

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Latham couple to address winter graduation PLATTSBURGH — The State University of New York at Plattsburgh is preparing for nearly 500 students to graduate during the university’s annual commencement ceremony next Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Plattsburgh State Field House on Rugar Street. SUNY Plattsburgh president John C. Ettling will preside over the ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m. Patricia Higgins, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the candidates for degrees. College Council Chair Arnold Amell and other members of the College Council will present the diplomas. Faculty marshal will be Dr. Charles Zinser. Graduates Frances Ercolano and Brett Williams, high school sweethearts from Latham, will give the commencement address. In their joint address, Ercolano, a history major and archeology minor, and Williams, a history major and political science minor, will look at some of the obstacles faced by the United States and the world and how those challenges present an opportunity for the graduates. “We will focus on how we and the other graduates are so prepared because of our time here at SUNY Plattsburgh,” said Ercolano. “We regard it as a privilege that we’re going to be the ones who are able to fix this and that, and our SUNY Plattsburgh education is really going to be the biggest thing that will help us in that process.” “There’s a lot for us to fix,” Williams said. “But that gives us a better chance to make a difference.” Graduating with honors after carrying average course loads of 20 to 22 credits per semester, Ercolano and Williams still managed to remain highly active in campus life. They were involved in groups like the History Association, the French Club, the Activities Coordination Board, the Academic Affairs Committee and the Honors Student Association, often serving as officers. In addition, Ercolano came up with the idea for “Plattsburgh’s Best Dance Crew,” a highly successful show that filled E. Glenn Giltz Auditori-

Brett Williams and Frances Ercolano, high school sweethearts from Latham, are scheduled to give SUNY Plattsburgh's winter commencement address next Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Plattsburgh State Field House. Photo by Michelle Ouellette

um to capacity and brought together nearly 15 percent of all SUNY Plattsburgh students. Both graduates plan to continue their education — with Ercolano going to graduate school to become a teacher and

Williams going to law school. Next Saturday’s graduation will also feature music from the Elgin and District Pipes and Drums and the college’s Gospel Choir.

Clinton Community College to offer course on Québec

Remembering the vets Kimberly Bouissey’s 5th grade class from Momot Elementary shopped at Yando’s Big M, with local veterans for Thanksgiving meals. Through donations and a healthy heart bake sale, the students were able to provide 11 Thanksgiving meals to local disabled veterans and widows of veterans in need. Seen here is veteran Paul Dumas and students Alec Flora-Miller, Kolby McKinley and Morgan King. Photo submitted by Karen McCarthy

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PLATTSBURGH — Clinton Community College will offer a new course during the spring 2010 semester entitled “Québec Culture and Society.” The course was developed by Adjunct Professor David Graham. The course will use a variety of resources including selected literature excerpts, newspaper articles, films, music, Internet sites and television broadcasts to examine the culture, history, and politics of Québec society. Additional study will be devoted to the cultural and economic relationship between Quebec and Northern New York. “It is particularly fitting that the course is being introduced in the year following the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Samuel de Champlain,” said Graham. “It seems imperative that we honor and explore the underpinnings this region’s rich, yet often neglected French heritage.” The course should prove valuable to students considering a major in the humanities, history, political science, international business, marketing or French as well as anyone interested in gaining a greater knowledge of the people who live in the province immediately to our north, said Graham. Graham strongly believes it is important for students and community members become more informed about the people who may be their ancestors, relatives, customers and employers, especially today as tourists, shoppers and Québec based firms such as Bombardier, Nova Bus and their suppliers are such vital links in our region’s economy. The course will be taught in English and will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15 to 2:05 p.m. A course syllabus and other information can be found on Graham’s Web site at Curriculum and resource materials were partially-funded by grants from the New York office of the Government of Québec. For more information, contact Graham at,, or 5631779.

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T he Week Ahead in S por ts

Come Home To Where The Country Is! Happy Holidays!


The following high school varsity games, meets and other sports match-ups are scheduled for next week:

O ld F ash io n ed H o u se w ith E lev en R o o m s o f P erfect G ifts an d B eau tifu l H o m e D eco r

Friday, Dec. 10 PHS @ PCS BCS @ AVC

Monday, Dec. 13

Boys Basketball


Friday, Dec. 10 NCCS @ BCS 5:30p PHS @ PCS 5:30p SET @ NAC 4:30p


Wednesday, Dec. 15 BCS @ PHS

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Friday, Dec. 17

PCS @ SCS 5:30p BCS @PHS 5:30p


Thursday, Dec. 16

Boys Swimming


Friday, Dec. 10 Invitational @ PHS 5p

Friday, Dec. 17

Tuesday, Dec. 14

PHS @ SLCS 5:30p BCS @ PCS 5:30p SET @ AVC 4:30p

AVC @ PHS 5p

Friday, Dec. 17 Pentathlon @ FA 5p

Girls Basketball Tuesday, Dec. 14


PHS @ BCS 5:30 SET @ LPCS 4:30p

Saturday, Dec. 11 Malone vs. PHS 2:30p

Thursday, Dec. 16 SLCS @ PHS 5:30p PCS @ BCS 5:30p

Friday, Dec. 17 Niskayuna @ PHS 7p

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Dribbling to the Big Apple Manney wins Dribble, Dish & Swish, moves on to regionals Yvette Manney. Yvette said Jordanne only practiced the drill twice before taking her chance. PLATTSBURGH — Eleven-year-old “She did very well,” Yvette said. Jordanne Manney has only been play“She’s very blessed.” ing basketball for three years, but her The two practice drills was the only talent has already landed her a trip to practicing Jordanne had done in the New York City. previous months. Jordanne took part in the 2010-11 “She’s pretty quick with a basketball NBA Fit,WNBA Fit Dribble, Dish, & which is good,” said David, who is also Swish competition Jordanne’s coach for hosted by the Clinton “I’m excited!” town basketball. County Youth Bureau Despite being Nov. 20, completing the challenge in just 23.19 Jordanne Manney good at basketball, Jordanne had other seconds. ... on heading to regionals reasons for taking “She won ... for her part in the competiage bracket, but her tion. time was also better “I heard you could go all the way to than anybody else’s there,” explained L.A.,” she said. Jordanne’s father David Manney. Before heading to Los Angeles, JorThe circuit included a combination danne will first get her chance to comof lay ups, foul shots, jump shots, dribpete in New York City in the New York bling and passing. Knicks NBA/WNBA Fit Dribble, Dish, “They allow you as long as you need & Swish Regional Competition at the to practice and warm up and then Knicks Training Facility Dec. 18. when you felt you were ready, you “I’m excited,” Jordanne said, adding went down to the other end to do the she screamed when she received the drill,” explained Jordanne’s mother

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call she had advanced. While in New York City, Jordanne will receive a T-shirt, which she can wear when she goes to a Knicks game in January with the two complimentary tickets she will also receive. Depending on how she does at the regional competition will decide if Jordanne will advance to the competition finals at the NBA All-Star Game in L.A. To prepare for the Dec. 18 competition, David said he’s been trying to get Jordanne into the Beekmantown Central School gym, where she attends sixth grade. However, she’s only managed one practice thus far. “Her town basketball should start this week,” said David, “so hopefully we can sneak in a little extra time.” “We lay out the course as much as I could remember it,” he added. “It’s just to have a good time. She’s already gone farther than most. If she wins the next level, it’s just a good experience, and we get to catch a Knicks game.” “The biggest thing that we try to keep reminding her is the love of the game,” added Yvette. “Just to enjoy it.”

Eleven-year-old Jordanne Manney will compete in the NBA/WNBA Dribble, Dish, & Swish regional competition in New York City Dec. 18, after advancing from the local competition held Nov. 20. Photo by Sarah L. Cronk

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Snowmobile safety courses designed to keep people riding, says Robare By Jeremiah S. Papineau MORRISONVILLE — Robert Robare has been teaching snowmobile safety courses offered by the state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation for more than 30 years and what he wants most of all is for people to be safe when heading out for a leisurely ride on the trails. “Before you ride, there’s a lot of things you need to know,” said Robare. “That’s what we talk about with the course. It’s a safety program where we talk about everything from A to Z.” The state-certified course goes over the history of snowmobiling and how it’s changed over the years, said Robare. The background on the sport, he added, gives context to how people are able to enjoy riding today, and underscores how safety measures and laws have been put in place to keep people out of harm’s way.

“We talk about how snowmobiling started out with an old Model T with skis on it, then we talk about what are the laws — what you can and can’t do, where you can ride and where you can’t ride and so forth,” explained Robare. “There’s some that take even the adults by surprise.” One of the main ways to stay safe on your snowmobile, said Robare, is knowing your machine before you even get on it. “We talk about knowing how to maintain your snowmobile and about preparing it for the season,” he said. “We talk about properly starting your snowmobile and all the things you need to do before you even ride.” That includes even preparing oneself for harsh riding conditions like below-freezing temperatures and harsh winter winds. “We talk about how to dress properly in layers and in something that’s waterproof,” said Robare. “We also talk about planning, like telling someone where you’re going and when you’re going to return.”

Snowmobile safety course instructor Robert Robare goes over a list of things to check on a snowmobile before taking it out onto the trails. Robare will be teaching his next state-certified course later this month at the Town of Plattsburgh Office Building. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

Considering more than 80 percent of the trails in New York State traverse private property, said Robare, another thing he focuses on in his course is operator courtesy. “Riding is a privilege,” said Robare. “That’s why we talk about courtesy. Sure, you can litter on these trails, but don’t be surprised next year when they’re closed.” Robare also emphasized New York State law requires youths between the ages of 10 and 18 must first complete a certified snowmobile safety course in order to operate a snowmobile on any property other than that owned by their parents or guardians. “Unfortunately, a lot of people are out there breaking the law,” said Robare. The Town of Plattsburgh Recreation De-

partment will sponsor Robare’s next statecertified snowmobile safety course which will be held over two days, Monday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. The course will be held at the Town of Plattsburgh Office Building, 151 Banker Road, Plattsburgh, and will be open to any Clinton County youth between ages 10 and 18, who wishes to complete the course and receive a safety certificate. There is no fee for the course. Participants must attend both sessions. Those wishing to take the course must register prior to Wednesday, Dec. 22, by calling the recreation department at 562-6860, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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PLATTSBURGH — Tickets for the East Coast Snocross snowmobile races are now on sale. The event — sponsored by Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Della Motorsports and Casella Waste Management — will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Crete Memorial Civic Center. The East Coast Snocross Series, presented by Woody’s Traction and Control and Amsoil, is the largest regional racing series in the nation. It is expected to draw more than 300 top-flight racers from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Quebec. Racers will compete in Pro Stock, Pro Am, Pro Open and Semi Pro classes on a winding course with large jumps constructed adjacent to the Crete facility. If necessary, snow will be trucked in or made on site. “One way or another, promoter Mike Perrotte has assured me we will have snow,” said Mayor Donald M. Kasprzak. Sam Rogers, an X Games medalist and Rave-X team member from Colorado, will perform a back flip during a high-flying freestyle program in addition to the racing schedule. Tickets may be purchased at Della Motorsports, 7 Della Drive, and Aaron’s, 327 Cornelia St., in Plattsburgh. Single day and two-day tickets will be available for $15 and $25, respectively. Children ages 7 and younger will be admitted free. “We wanted to make tickets available in time for holiday shoppers,” Perrotte said. “This is a major touring event with a lot of quality race teams and many types of vendors.” For more information, call 561-3208.


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PLATTSBURGH — Upper Hudson Primary Care Consortium, 65 Court St., is a designated toy drop for WPTZ's Toys for Kids toy drive. Upper Hudson is a nonprofit agency that assists families in applying for the New York State health insurance programs. Office hours are Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office is closed from 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch. For more information, call program manager Patricia Beebie at 562-3740, ext. 31502.

WEST CHAZY — The West Chazy Fire Department’s annual Toy Drive to benefit the Clinton County Christmas Bureau will be held this Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Christmas Bureau provides Christmas for low-income families throughout all of Clinton County, with the help of the local community for funds and gifts. The fire department, located at 7656 State Route 22, will accept cash donations, new toys and new kids clothes.

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Answering the age-old question: paper or plastic? By Katherine Clark PLATTSBURGH — Does your Christmas tree belong on the naughty or nice list? The Christmas tree is the protector of presents, a shelter for Christmas lights and a structure for ornaments that can have a lasting memory in family photos and the hearts of the people who have enjoyed them. But what will be the lasting impression of that same tree after the lights and tinsel have been taken from the tree? What will be the environmental effect? Every year, people call the state Department of Environmental Conservation to ask what would be more environmentally friendly — purchasing a living tree or a manufactured tree that can be used for many years. “There are environmental benefits to using both a real tree and using an artificial tree for the holidays, but in general a real tree will be a lot more beneficial,” said Lori Severino, press officer for the DEC. “A lot of people worry about cutting down a tree. We tell them you don’t have to worry or feel guilty.” For every tree cut down at a tree farm, Severino explained usually one to three seedlings are planted in its place, continually contributing to the environment. “If you already have a plastic tree, that is fine because people generally reuse their artificial tree for many years,” Severino said. “If possible, we recommend that if someone no longer needs

their tree because they are moving and don’t want to take it with them or they would like to buy a new tree we suggest that they donate the tree so that other people can use the tree.” “In that way the artificial tree can be recycled, where otherwise it can’t,” she added. After the Christmas season, real Christmas trees can continue to contribute to local areas, according to Casella Waste Management market area manager Bill Meyers. “Yes they are throwing away and discarding it, but a real Christmas tree does get one more useful life where its chipped and mulched down,” said Meyers. “They are used here on site for reestablishing vegetation in the areas of the landfill that then get closed out.” Using a real tree benefits the environment, but using artificial trees may still be the preferred option. Jared Marrone of Plattsburgh said his family chooses to use an artificial tree because it can be reused annually and for the safety of his two small children. “With Isabella just starting to walk, if we had a real tree I worry that the needles on the tree would hurt her or if the needles fall on the floor she could put them in her mouth,” said Marrone. “Because our tree has soft needles and doesn’t shed I don’t have to worry about that.” When it comes down to it, the DEC suggests keeping your pink glittery tree, as long as you keep it for years to come and not dispose of it too soon, because it’s not biodegradable and it can’t be recycled. But if you prefer the real deal, feel no guilt.

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Chanachai joins Sawatdee as newest chef By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — Sawatdee, the city’s only authentic Thai and vegetarian restaurant, has a new face in the kitchen. Tong Chanachai joined the staff nearly two months ago, bringing his culinary background of more than six years to downtown Plattsburgh. Chanachai said his passion for creating dishes aimed to tantalize the taste buds dates back to when he was a child. “I liked to watch my mom cooking for me,” said Chanachai. “That’s why I decided to be a chef.” Chanachai’s first experience as a chef was one he didn’t see coming. He was working as a dishwasher and prep cook at a Thai and vegetarian restaurant on the West Coast. One day, the chef scheduled to work called in sick, leading the head chef to give Chanachai a crash course in cooking dishes on the restaurant’s menu. Chanachai did so well, in two weeks, he was promoted to a chef. “They found somebody else to be the dishwasher,” Chanachai said, smiling. Chanachai stayed in California three years before heading to the East Coast and working with a friend who opened a restaurant in St. Albans, Vt. Most recently, Chanachai worked as a chef at Bangkok Bistro in Burlington, Vt. When he learned Sawatdee was in need of a chef, Chanachai made the short trip across Lake Champlain to take on his next culinary

challenge. “I like it here,” said Chanachai, who said he likes the somewhat slower pace of Plattsburgh compared to cities on the West Coast like Beverly Hills and even Burlington, here closer to home. Chanachai said he enjoys creating dishes for the Sawatdee menu like Pad Thai — stirfried Thai rice noodles served with a choice of chicken, pork, beef, shrimp or tofu and egg, bean sprout, ground peanut and a wedge of lime — and Pad Kee Mao — spicier stir-fried flat noodles blended with onions, carrots, mushrooms, tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, basil and garlic — also known as “Drunken Noodle.” However, Chanachai said his favorite dish to prepare is Sawatdee’s Spicy Basil Duck, which is duck marinated and lightly sauteed in spicy basil sauce with red and green bell peppers, onions, carrots and mushrooms, topped with crispy basil. “I like the way the duck tastes in its homemade sauce. It’s very good,” said Chanachai. “A lot of people here order it.” One day, Chanachai said he might open his own restaurant, but for now, he said he enjoys being a part of the Sawatdee family, sharing his culinary passion with the restaurant’s patrons. Sawatdee is located downtown at 15 Bridge St. and is open for lunch Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The restaurant is open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m.

Benji’s free Chrismas dinner Dec. 18 PLATTSBURGH — Benji's Café and Bakery, 103 Margaret St., will host their second annual free Christmas dinner next Saturday, Dec. 18, from 12 to 4 p.m. The event will once again help senior citizens, the disabled, and less fortunate members of the community by giving them a warm meal and companionship. The menu for the dinner will once again consist of turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and a dessert. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soda will also be served. Donations will be accepted during the event for the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties, the Plattsburgh chapter of The Salvation Army, and The Christmas Bureau. Those wishing to make donations or volunteer for the dinner may call 561-5900.

Chef Tong Chanachai joins the staff of Sawatdee in downtown Plattsburgh, the city’s only authentic Thai and vegetarian restaurant. Photo by Jeremiah S. Papineau

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‘Tis the season ... for ugly sweaters By Sarah L. Cronk

PLATTSBURGH — Is your closet getting cluttered with sweaters that are so ugly you know you’ll never wear them again? Well, don’t throw them out just yet. With the holidays at the helm, “ugly sweater parties” seem to be growing in popularity. To get on the bandwagon with these creative and comical parties, simply take your ugliest sweater and wear it to a holiday party. “We had one last year for the first time,” explained ugly sweater partygoer Laura Dominianni. “Not everybody understood the concept, but the ones who did wore their ugly sweaters.” “Chris and I dressed pretty tacky,” Dominanni added of her and her husband. Dominianni first about ugly sweater

Teenagers at a recent ugly sweater party have fun showing off their tacky holiday sweaters. Ugly sweater parties have become a popular trend during the holidays.

parties after receiving an email from a green living Web site. “They had some feature on it about ugly sweater parties, so I clicked on it and then it took me to all these other sites and the pictures were just so hysterical,” she laughed. “Mostly guys dressed in women’s sweaters.” This year, Dominianni is planning her party with the focus of the sweaters being holiday-related. “We thought that would present a challenge to people,” she explained. To add to the fun, Dominianni has also planned for some festive games based on the idea of ugly sweaters. “I bought two extra extra large sweaters in an ugly color,” she said. “We’re going to have two teams and two of the men are going to put on these sweaters and then the team members are going to decorate these sweaters with all these appliques and Santa Clauses, sparkly things. And then we’re

Photo by Sarah L. Cronk

going to vote on who made the ugliest sweater.” During last year ’s party, Dominanni held other contests to keep the party interesting, including handing out prizes for the most ill-fitting sweater, oldest sweater, and of course the ugliest sweater. However, this year she’s also using the party to do good for the community. “We’re also collecting warm mittens and gloves,” she said. “We’re asking people, instead of bringing a gift or whatever, bring a pair of warm mittens or gloves and we’re going to donate them to charity.” More and more ugly sweater parties seem to be popping up around the country. Not sure how to start planning yours? Simply search “ugly sweater party” and have fun searching through photos and ideas from thousands of Web sites.

D o n ’ t h a v e a n u g l y s w e a t e r ? T h e n, check your local consignment store! Julie LaPier, owner of Dresscode on Bridge Street, said the consignment store is now collecting ugly sweaters, including ugly holiday sweaters. “A lot of my friends had been invited to a lot of Ugly Christmas Sweater [parties] and was like ‘Where can I get them?’ and I’m like, ‘You know what, I’m just going to have a rack of them.’” Although never having been to one herself, LaPier said she understands what the draw is to ugly sweater parties. “I just think it’s just something different to do for Christmas,” she said.“There’s so many of them out there, to the point where people just take a red sweater and sew some tinsel on it and say it’s an ugly Christmas sweater.”

‘An American Christmas’ this weekend Holiday music will be highlighted at United Methodist Church

PLATTSBURGH — The Champlain Valley Voices and State University of New York at Plattsburgh Choral Union, under the artistic direction of Dr. Karen Becker, will present a weekend of holiday music at the Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beek-

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man St., this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12. The Dec. 11 program, “An American Christmas,” will feature holiday favorites such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “O Holy Night” and “Do You Hear What I Hear.” The chorus will close with the traditional singing of “Silent Night.” Yana Groves will provide piano accompaniment. “I designed this nostalgic program to recreate holiday memories for young and

old alike,” said Becker. The following afternoon at 2 p.m., the chorus will host a “Messiah Sing-Along” with David Neiweem on the organ. All are welcome to join in the singing or sit and enjoy the music. Participants who have access to musical scores are asked to bring them. Additional copies will be provided. “I hope this will be a big community event. For singers who do not have time to commit to choral rehearsals, this is a wonderful opportunity,” said Becker.

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Tickets for the Dec. 11 concert, being held at 7:30 p.m. are $12 in advance at the following Plattsburgh locations: Baxter ’s Bagels, 22 Brinkerhoff St.; Meyers Gifts, 10 Plattsburgh Plaza; and the Corner-Stone Bookshop, 110 Margaret St. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15. For those wishing to attend the “Messiah Sing-Along,” tickets are $5 with a non-perishable food donation to the Interfaith Food Pantry. Tickets will be sold only at the door. For more information, call 564-2283.

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Racking up miles with the High Mileage Blues Band By Jeremiah S. Papineau PLATTSBURGH — Though the Vermont-based High Mileage Blues Band is a relatively new name to the music scene, its members hardly are. Guitarists Bob Boyd and Bob Butterfield and drummer Paul Stanton consider themselves veterans of venues across Vermont and New York, playing their style of rockabilly, blues and rock and roll for several years now. “The four of us have played in bands for 30, 40 years,” said Boyd. However, the High Mileage Blues Band formed last year following the passing of friend and former bandmate Sam Spear and the departure of their former band’s bassist. The four were on the search for another guitarist when they came across Steven Hirsch, who had played with the North End Rhythm Kings, a band popular in the late 1970s and ‘80s in the Burlington Area. “Steve had been filling in for a gig we were doing at the South Hero Winery, where they host a regular music series,” said Boyd. That left the band only looking for a bassist. Peter Rocha, who works with Butterfield at CVPH Medical Center, eventually came on board, bringing his talent — and youth — to the slightly more seasoned band. “Pete’s definitely from a different age group. He turned out to be a real spark,” said Boyd. “He came in and we found that we were rehearsing more, working harder and we decided to rename the band.” That was the birth of the High Mileage Blues Band known today. “The old bass player didn’t like the name because he did-

n’t want any reference to us being older,” said Boyd. “But, he was out, Pete was in and we liked the name.” The High Mileage Blues Band played their first gig in Plattsburgh at Irises Café and Wine Bar over Memorial Day Weekend earlier this year, which Boyd said made the band

Death Notices Steven A. Nadeau, 53

Mark E. Bouyea, 60

PLATTSBURGH —Steven A. Nadeau, 53, passed away Nov. 15, 2010. Funeral services were held at the Salvation Army, Plattsburgh, Nov. 18. Arrangements were with Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh.

PLATTSBURGH — Mark E. Bouyea, 60, passed away Nov. 29, 2010. Funeral services were held Dec. 3 at St. Peter ’s Church, Plattsburgh. Burial was in St. Peter ’s Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

PERU — Henry R. Baggs, 76, passed away Nov. 19, 2010. Funeral services were held Nov. 22 at Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru, which was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Baggs Family Cemetery, Peru. Arrangements were with Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru.

Dorothy E. Russell, 92 PERU — Dorothy E. Russell, 92, passed away Nov. 20, 2010. Funeral services were held Nov. 24 in St. Augustine’s Cemetery, Peru. Arrangements were with Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru.

Sharon M. Rockhill, 65 PORT KENT — Sharon M. Rockhill, 65, passed away Nov. 21, 2010. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at St. Augustine’s Church, Peru. Arrangements were with Hamilton Funeral Home, Peru.

Marguerite Harran, 83 PLATTSBURGH — Marguerite Harran, 83, passed away Nov. 22, 2010. Arrangements with Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, were incomplete as of Tuesday.

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Gary L. Baker, 69 BEEKMANTOWN — Gary L. Baker, 69, passed away Dec. 2, 2010. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, West Chazy. R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, was in charge of arrangements.

Carol A. Burdo, 70 PLATTSBURGH — Carol A. Burdo, 70, passed away Dec. 2, 2010. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 at Brown Funeral Home, Plattsburgh, which was in charge or arrangements. Interment will be in St. Mary’s of the Lake Cemetery, Cumberland Head at a time to be announced.

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interested in coming back to Plattsburgh more often. “It’s a good gig,” Boyd said of playing Irises. “It’s a good vibe there. The people were nice. It was a great crowd.” The band will return to Irises this Friday, Dec. 10, at 9 p.m.

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(All events hosted in Plattsburgh unless otherwise stated.)

Friday.Dec.10. CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. SANTA NIGHT. Carolers visiting businesses throughout city, 5 p.m. Benefits The Christmas Bureau. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. OPEN FAMILY SWIM NIGHT. Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 5626860. $2. METAL MANIA. Therapy Nightclub, 14 Margaret St., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Featuring All the Rage, Cutthroat Logic, Avernus Ortus, A Moment Forever and Signals. 18 and older event. $6 at door, $5 in advance. 561-2041. GROOVE JUNKIES PERFORMS. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 564-2471. HIGH MILEAGE BLUES BAND PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 9 p.m. 566-7000.

Saturday.Dec.11. FIFTH ANNUAL POKER RUN TO BENEFIT CHRISTMAS BUREAU. Begins at Geoffrey’s Pub, 5453 Peru St., 11:30 a.m. VIEWING OF “THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL.”Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. Free. 563-0921. SECOND ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. North Country Cultural Center, 23 Brinkerhoff St., 5-7 p.m. Family-friendly activities, refreshments. 563-1604. KIDS’ NIGHT OUT. Memorial Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh, 5:30-9 p.m. $10 per child to support the women’s basketball team. 564-4147. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. SECOND SATURDAY CINEMA VIEWING OF “SPIRITED AWAY.” U.U.F. of Plattsburgh, 4 Palmer St., 7 p.m. 561-6920 or “AN AMERICAN POPULAR CHRISTMAS.” Plattsburgh United Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., 7:30 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $2 SUNY Plattsburgh students.564-2243. GROOVE JUNKIES PERFORMS. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 564-2471.

Sunday.Dec.12. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. MESSIAH SING-ALONG. Plattsburgh United

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Methodist Church, 127 Beekman St., 2 p.m. $5 with food shelf donation. 564-2243. “OH HOLY NIGHT” PRESENTED BY THE CANTATA CHOIR OF THE PLATTSBURGH CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE. 187 Broad St., 6 p.m. Soloists Marcia Peck and Timothy Stanton; narrator Dana Peck.

Monday.Dec.13. SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

Tuesday.Dec.14. PLATTSBURGH DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB MEETS. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St.,6 p.m. Games open to public. 561-6595.

Wednesday.Dec.15. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. CVES, 1585 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, 1-2 p.m.; M & M Country Store, 933 Norrisville Road, Peasleeville, 2:30-3 p.m.; Apple Valley Apartments, Peru, 3:30-4 p.m. WII BOWLING FOR SENIORS. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 1 p.m. 563-6180. SOUP KITCHEN. Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18 Trinity Place, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Volunteers: 561-5771. GREAT BOOKS READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 6-7:45 p.m. 563-0921 or “SHEPHERDS, STARS AND A SAVIOR” ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM. Seton Academy, 23 St. Charles St., 6:30 p.m. MAMBO COMBO PERFORMS. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 8-10 p.m. 564-2471. OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Thursday.Dec.16. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. Windy Acres, 12 Glenns Way, Ellenburg Depot, 11-11:30 a.m.; near the Town Hall, Ellenburg Center, 11:40 a.m.12:10 p.m.; Lyon Mountain Seniors, Mountain Top Senior Housing, 2:50-3:20 p.m. INDOOR FARMERS MARKET. City Recreation Center, 52 U.S. Oval, 3-6 p.m. Items can be ordered on-line in advance at 643-7822 JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Read-

ing for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. CHESS NIGHT. Great Adirondack Soup Company, 24 Oak St., 5 p.m. 561-6408. BUSINESS AFTER HOURS. Geoffrey’s Pub & Restaurant, 5453 Peru St., 5:30-7 p.m. 563-1000. VIEWING OF “I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS.” Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 6 p.m. Free. 563-0921. KARAOKE WITH BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY KOLLAR. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 6 p.m. 324-2200. PLATTSBURGH DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB MEETS. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St.,6 p.m. Games open to public. 561-6595. KARAOKE WITH DJ SUGAR RAY. 8 Ball Billiards Café, 7202 State Route 9, 7 p.m. 324-7665. GARY HENRY PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 7-10 p.m. 566-7000.

Friday.Dec.17. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. Bright Beginnings, 62 Northern Ave., Plattsburgh, 1-1:30 p.m.; Pine Harbour, 15 New Hampshire Road, 1:35-2 p.m.; Lake Forest, Plattsburgh, 2:05-3 p.m.; South Acres Mobile Home Park, 16 Sonya Way, Plattsburgh, 3:30-4 p.m. CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. ILLEGITIMATE SON OF MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 VIEWING OF “THE CHRISTMAS THAT ALMOST WASN’T.”Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 7 p.m. OPEN FAMILY SWIM NIGHT. Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 5626860. $2. ZIP CITY PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 9 p.m. 566-7000. TEN YEAR VAMP PERFORMS. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 564-2471.

Saturday.Dec.18. FREE CHRISTMAS DINNER. Benji’s Café and Bakery, 103 Margaret St., 2-4 p.m. Meal open to senior citizens, the disabled, and less fortunate members of the community. Volunteers, donations needed. 561-5900. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. CHEFY’S TOYS FOR TOTS. Geoffrey’s Pub &

ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

ordered on-line in advance at 643-7822. JOURNEY INTO READING. Champlain Centre Mall, 60 Smithfield Blvd., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reading for children up to age 16 with free book provided. Hosted at center court. KARAOKE WITH BEN BRIGHT AND ASHLEY KOLLAR. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 6 p.m. 324-2200. PLATTSBURGH DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB MEETS. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St.,6 p.m. Games open to public. 561-6595. BEN BRIGHT PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 7 p.m. 566-7000. KARAOKE WITH DJ SUGAR RAY. 8 Ball Billiards Café, 7202 State Route 9, 7 p.m. 324-7665.



SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

CHRISTMAS EVEN OBSERVED. CHESS CLUB MEETS. Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St., 2 p.m. 536-7437. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. OPEN FAMILY SWIM NIGHT. Wellness Center at PARC, 295 New York Road, 7-9 p.m. 5626860. $2.

Restaurant, 5453 Peru St., 7 p.m. Admission one unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. DJ CR Tunes & Photography from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. 561-3091. NORTH COUNTRY SQUARES DANCE CLUB MEETS. Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fairgrounds Road, Morrisonville. 7 p.m. Caller Bob LaBounty and cuer Mo Wall. 561-7167 or 4922057. ILLEGITIMATE SON OF MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 VIEWING OF “WINTER OF THE WITCH” AND “POLLY TIX IN WASHINGTON.” North Country Food Co-op, 25 Bridge St., 7 p.m. TEN YEAR VAMP PERFORMS. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 10 p.m. 564-2471.


Tuesday.Dec.21. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. Saranac Town Hall, 3662 Route 3, Saranac, 1-1:45 p.m.; Cadyville Fire House, 2122 Route 3, Cadyville, 2-2:30 p.m.; Roderick Rock Senior Housing, 2025 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Morrisonville Post Office, 1934 Route 22B, Morrisonville, 3:40-4:15 p.m. PLATTSBURGH DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB MEETS. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St.,6 p.m. Games open to public. 561-6595.

Wednesday.Dec.22. WII BOWLING FOR SENIORS. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 1 p.m. 563-6180. SOUP KITCHEN. Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18 Trinity Place, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Volunteers: 561-5771. JAY LESAGE PERFORMS. Irises Café and Wine Bar, 20 City Hall Place, 7 p.m. 566-7000. COMPLETELY STRANDED IMPROV COMEDY TROUPE PERFORMS. Olive Ridley’s, 37 Court St., 7:30 p.m. 324-2200. OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH MIKE PEDERSEN. Monopole, 7 Protection Ave., 10 p.m. 563-2222.

Thursday.Dec.23. INDOOR FARMERS MARKET. City Recreation Center, 52 U.S. Oval, 3-6 p.m. Items can be

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Saturday.Dec.25. CHRISTMAS OBSERVED. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday.Dec.26. ED SCHENK PERFORMS. Michele’s Fine Dining, 5131 U.S. Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Monday.Dec.27. BOOKMOBILE STOPS. Port Kent Post Office, 31 First St., 1:30-2 p.m.; Keeseville Country Gardens, Hill Street, 2:15-2:45 p.m.; Curtains, Curtains, Curtains parking lot, 24 Rectory St., Clintonville, 3-3:30 p.m.; Ada Court, Cliff Haven, 4:154:45 p.m. SCRABBLE GAME. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 563-6186, ext. 102.

Tuesday.Dec.28. PLATTSBURGH DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB MEETS. Seniors Citizens Council of Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 N. Catherine St.,6 p.m. Games open to public. 561-6595.

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CD CHANGERS By Nora Pearlstone ACROSS 1 Post-commencement fliers? 5 Skirmish 9 Polite address 13 Freedom of speech inhibitor 19 Snack with several eating options 20 Grimm bad guy 21 Adolescent woe 22 Shopping with a mouse, say 23 Athlete’s illegal plan? 26 Check up (on) 27 Put to work 28 Whom a physician should heal? 30 TV Batman Adam 31 Dost speak 32 Kenyan tribe 35 Businesses 37 Credits (to) 40 It’s nearly bisected by the Missouri R. 41 Caesar’s 601 44 Inevitably short story of a track event? 47 It’s not wall-to-wall 49 Hopping desert rodent 51 Cross-country need, perhaps 52 Put on the tube 54 Until now 55 Sign of a slip 57 “SNL” producer Michaels 59 Endure 60 Handful 61 Deceive 64 Winans of gospel 65 Asian celebration 66 Leave no room in

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Derrières? This, in Spain Distress letters Restaurateur Toots Exams for sophs or jrs. Warm lining Influence Publishing crime Place Milan’s __ alla Scala Dept. in charge of rural development Author Tarbell Brain Does without Contented furnace part? Dogpatch’s Daisy __ Children’s author Blyton Cutting tool handy in tight crevices Football play also called a sweep __ man Rumor starter? General Mills brand Do some home improvement Film set at the Bates Motel Island state Pass receiver’s nightmare? Delphic medium Failed ’80s gridiron org. Go (toward) What kings and courts do Civic or rec follower Allot, with “out” Line on a horse “__ Death”: “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1” movement DOWN Sets of regulations Olfactory lure Energized Dirties Stick-in-the-mud Some NFL blockers

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit, 1 to 9

7 Gallery display 8 “__ durn tootin’!” 9 20th-century Canadian composer André 10 __-deucy 11 Therapy subject 12 Seth of “SNL” 13 Dangerous links game? 14 365 días 15 Shines 16 Take a shine to 17 Spanish liqueur 18 Took off 24 Nobody at all 25 Steaming mad 29 Russian auto 32 Longtime Olivia NewtonJohn label 33 Rainbow paths 34 Tired partner? 36 Barely make, as a living 38 Bridge star Omar 39 Caught in a net 41 Where authors exhibit unedited work? 42 Overused word at the nursery 43 Disney president Robert 44 Designated area for Southern dialogue? 45 Tummy muscles 46 Costner links film 48 Classified charge 49 Bridges of “Starman” 50 “... __ saw Elba” 53 Coral phenomena 56 Chariot ending 58 Earthy tone 62 One weber per square meter 63 Above 67 Reluctant 69 Charmed snakes? 70 Notes after mis 71 Mark of disgrace 73 “Swan Lake” outfit 74 Tram car fillers 76 Conceal 79 How AA members com-

plete their program 81 News bit 82 City east of Tempe 83 City employee who helps with the dishes? 85 ChapStick, e.g. 87 A, to Fauré 91 Changed the locks? 92 “He was white and shaken, like __ martini”: Wodehouse

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Filly’s father Lager alternative Barnyard brayer Jerk Right-on Swedes’ neighbors Victim of Hercules Tan shades Financially struggling, with “in” 110 Boxing ring borders

111 Prefix with -aholic 112 Wonderland tea party attendee 113 McGregor of “Big Fish” 115 Skillful 116 Some profs 118 Mer land 120 Discoverer’s shout 121 Miffed, with “up” 122 Tiny amount

This Month in History - DECEMBER 13th - The Clip-on tie is created. (1928) 15th - The Bill of Rights are enacted, amending the U.S. Constitution (1791) 15th - Gone With the Wind premiered in where else but Atlanta, Georgia. (1939) 15th - Infamous band leader Glenn Miller died in a plane crash over the English Channel.(1944)


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ELECTRIC SEWER snake for use on 4” or 6” lines w/electric cutting heads. 100’ in length. Excellent condition. Call for price. 518-8911716 ELECTRIC SEWING Maching, In Working Condition, In Walnut Cabinet, 1938-40’s, Excellent Condition, Original Owner From NYC Garment Center, $250. Leave Message 518-532-9841. FRESH HANDMADE WREATHS Local pickup or shipped for an additional charge. Send someone that you can’t be with for the holidays a handmade wreath. Why go out in the cold when you can order and ship from the warmth of your own home. Price With a Bow $15. Decorated $20. Email for details/pictures. GIGANTIC GYM MIRRORS 48”x100” (11 available) @ $115/each. 72”x100” (9 available) @ $165/each. 60”x84” beveled (3 available) @ $135/each. 72x50 Beveled, $125/each. Installation available. Will deliver free. 1-800-473-0619 HEATER PORTABLE Kerosene New DynaGlow 23,000 BTU Two Containers Fuel Included. $85. 518-494-4145.


ICE FISHING shanty. 4 man, 4’x7’ (well set up). $165 cash. 802-775-0280.

HARDWOOD FIREWOOD. 5-16” face cords of cut & split, $350. 3 full cords of 12’ logs, $400. Heap vendor. 518-647-8061.

PRIDE LIFT Chair, Very Good Condition, $150 OBO. 518-642-1990.

KAWAI ORGAN, Excellent Condition, Must Pick Up, $250. Great Christmas Gift! 518532-7221. MEAT GRINDER/Sausage Machine, Heavy Duty, $400. Heat Retriever Wood Stove, $110. 518-648-5766. MEMORY FOAM THERAPEUTIC NASA VISCO MATTRESSES WHOLESALE! T$299 F-$349 Q-$399 K-$499 ADJUSTABLES - $799 FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR WARRANTY 90 NIGHT TRIAL 1-800ATSLEEP 1-800-287-5337 WWW.MATTRESSDR.COM NEW ADIRONDACK cedar table and 4 captain chairs. Paid $500, asking $475 FIRM. Never used. Great Christmas gift. 518-9637215. NFL EAGLES Jacket, Men’s Large, Brand New, $150. Leave Message 518-586-6017 or 518-546-3084. PELLET STOVE. England Stove Works Model 555hp22. Excellent condition. $600.00. Phone 576-9936 POWDER HORN, $40. Possible Bag, Hand Made Leather (Trapper) $130. 518-2512313. PROPANE/NATURAL gas range, 30”, electric ignition, excellent condition, $175. 2235/60/R17 tires, good condition, $50. Propane/natural gas burner for mobile home furnace, $50. 518-563-3406/518-248-9310. SMITH CORONA Electric Typewriter with Accessories, Excellent Condition, $50. 518623-2381 Thurman. SNOW BLOWER Jacobson 26”. Electric start, includes chains Runs good. $150. 4937286 SNOW BLOWER Murray Ultra 8/27” 8/speed, Electric Start, Heavy Duty, Runs Excellent, $298 Firm. 518-668-5272 SNOWBLOWER , NEEDS points, $50.00. 518-963-8930 Ask for Adam.

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VERMONT CASTINGS Vigilant wood stove. Top & front load with fireplace screen & 1 full cord of dry hardwood. $600. 963-8019.

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GENERAL $$OLD GUITARS WANTED$$ Gibson,Fender,Martin,Gretsch. 1920’s to 1980’s. Top Dollar paid. Toll Free: 1-866-4338277 CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS - up to $17/Box! Shipping paid. Sara 1-800-371-1136.

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BEAUTIFUL FAMILY raised AKC registered yellow Lab puppies. First shots. $300. 518529-0165 or 315-244-3855.


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CHIHUAHUA MALE puppy for sale to good home. About 4 months old selling for $150.00. 518-335-6198.


CLARINET, VIOLIN, FLUTE, TRUMPET, Amplifier, Fender Guitar $75 each. UprightBass, Cello, Saxophone, French Horn, Drums, $189 each. Others 4-sale 1516-377-7907 GUITAR LESSONS Shawn Parrotte 518-593-2243

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MONTGOMERY INDUSTRIAL Commercial Lawn mower, 14V Twin, good mowing deck, needs drive belt, tube for 1 tire. Runs great. $150 OBO. 518-963-8930 Ask for Adam.


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BAUER VAPOR adult sm hockey pants new-50.00, adult lg Messier helmet with cage new-65.00, Easton stealth S3 stick-new 35.00. Other misc used pads. Call 518-2226897

AKC Chesapeake Bay Retrievers Ready to go, Shots and dewormed. 3 Females $600 each - 8 wks old. Family raised, breed for temperment. Call: 518-569-2613 or 518-569-1068

AKC F Alaskan Malamute, 21 mnths. Family friendly, good w/ cats & some other dogs. $800 OBO (518) 643-2124

BASSET HOUND puppies. Three males, AKC registered, shots. Taking deposits, $400 each. Ready early January. Born on Thanksgiving Day. 643-2956.

POMERANIAN PUPPIES. CKC registered, vet checked, 1st shots & wormed. $550. Ready now, will hold until Christmas. 518523-1979 or 518-418-9417.

SCUBA GEAR includes BC (small), regulator, gauges, boots, storage bag $295. 518597-3775

WANTED DOG CRATE, Pea fowl, Guinea fowl & Suffolk lamb. 518-643-9757. 92282


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AUTO ACCESSORIES 4 GOODYEAR Fortera Good Trend, P235/65R18, $200 OBO. 518-644-3085. BRAND NEW Studded Snow Tires $250 Call Amanda 518-546-4030 FIBERGLASS TRUCK CAP, Fits 6’ box, $200 OBO. 518-963-8930 Ask for Adam. FIBERGLASS TRUCK Cap, Full Size, 8Ft., Good Condition with Slider, Red, Asking $75, 518-623-9509 After 12pm Please. FOR SALE 4 BRAND NEW STUDDED SNOW TIRES! PURCHASED THEM IN FEBRUARY AND NEVER USED THEM BECAUSE I MOVED TO FLORIDA! ASKING $250 FOR THEM PLEASE CALL AMANDA AT 518-546-4030 FOR MORE INFO! SNOW TIRES, Four, Used One Season, Size 205 70 15, $125. 518-668-2989.

FOUR 185/70R14 Nokia Studded Snow Tires, 1/2 Season Old, $200. 518-543-6594. FOUR SNOW Tires, Excellent Tread, Nokia 215/80/R15, Fits Chevy Colorado, $200, Brant Lake. 518-494-2823

FREE COVERED AUTO REPAIRS. ‘98 or newer with less than 130,000 miles. Covers towing, rentals & Roadside Protection low as $2/day! Free quote 1-888-364-3295

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DONATE A Car Today To Help Children And Their Families Suffering From Cancer. Free Towing. Tax Deductible. Children’s Cancer Fund Of America, Inc. 1-800469-8593

TIRES - FOUR new BF Goodrich P205/65R15 All Season Tires, $240. Call 518-335-2173

1970 JOHN Deere Back Hoe, Call 518-8736850.

TWO NEW Dunlap Signature Tires, P185-60 R15, $124 for the pair. 518-546-7978.

BUSH HOG Rotary Cutter SQ720, $1200. 518-963-4306.



2005 CADILAC CTS Red 3.6L V6. Tan Leather interior. New tires. Excellent condition. Must sell. 51K. $9,995.00. 518-9637262 AS SEEN ON TV! FREE COVERED Auto Repairs For Vehicles W/Less than 130,000 Miles Roadside Assistance Included! Protection as low as $2/day! Free Quote 888364-1669

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.



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1997 CHEVY Silverdo. 2wd, ext. cab w/cap. All power sunroof, 6 new tires, 6 chrome wheels, 76,000 miles. Good condition. Blue. $5,500 OBO. 518-891-3753 2000 FORD Ranger XLT 4x4, Black, Auto, 80,100 miles. Power steering and brakes. Newer tires. Recent tune-up and inspection. Asking $7300. Cash only. Call 518-576-9791 2004 FORD F250 pick up with plow. 61,829 miles. Good condition. $15,000. 962-8966. 2006 4WD D ODGE DAKOTA CLUB CAB. SLT & Tow package, V/8 auto, 76,000 miles, ex. cond. Must sell $13,500. 570-5371

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Must have some experience, computer skills & great attitude. M – F, 30 – 40 Hrs/Wk. Great benefits! Apply in person at M.A. Jerry & Co., Inc. 4365 Rt. 22 Plattsburgh

ESSEX COUNTY announces a vacancy for Part Time Social Worker at the Horace Nye Nursing Home. Salary $17.65/HR, Applications accepted until December 13th, 2010. For applications contact Essex County Personnel, 7551 Court Street, PO Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3360 or at ESSEX COUNTY announces a vacancy for Per Diem Registered Nurse at the Horace Nye Nursing Home. Salary $22.02/HR, Applications accepted until December 13th, 2010. For applications contact Essex County Personnel, 7551 Court Street, PO Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3360 or at

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ESSEX COUNTY announces a vacancy for Supervising Public Health Nurse at the Public Health Department. Salary $25.96/HR, Applications accepted until December 15th, 2010. For applications contact Essex County Personnel, 7551 Court Street, PO Box 217, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-3360 or at spx

THE TOWN of Essex is currently seeking applicants for the following appointed positions for the year 2011. Town policy states that employees must live in the Town of Essex. Please send a letter of interest to Sharon Boisen, Supervisor, Town of Essex, PO Box 355, Essex, NY 12936 by 12/26/10. Animal Control Officer; Deputy Highway Superintendent; Deputy Supervisor; Deputy Town Clerk; Clerk to the Supervisor; Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator; Water Superintendent; Assistant Water Superintendent; Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer; Historian; Planning Board Secretary; Youth Commission; Audrey Hoskins; Town Clerk.

Spherion has been a leading recruiting and staffing agency since 1946. We are staffing for manufacturing positions in Champlain and Rouses Point, NY. $8$10/hr, salaries vary from company to company. Please apply online at http:// and enter order ID 1001483809 or visit us at 7061 Route 9, Plattsburgh, NY or call 518-825-2060.

THE TOWN OF ESSEX is currently seeking applicants to fill the remainder of the term, ending 12/31/11, for the position of Town Councilperson. Please send letter of interest to Supervisor Boisen, Town of Essex, PO Box 355, Essex, NY 12936. Applicant must reside in the Town of Essex. Applications must be received by 12/26/10. Audrey Hoskins, Town Clerk \



DELTA 33-895 Radial Arm Saw 12” 230 Volts Very good condition Retail $4700.00, asking $1800.00 firm. 518-643-6558

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DRIVER TRAINING CDLA: Tractor Trailer Learn to Earn $35- $45,000 per NTTS grad employers, D.O.L.,A.T.A., National Tractor Trailer School,Liverpool, NY 1888-243-9320

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LOGGING LAVALLEE LOGGING is looking to harvest and purchase standing timber, primarily Hemlock & White Pine. Willing to pay New York State stumpage prices on all species. References available. Matt Lavallee, 518645-6351.

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1 BR in village of Port Henry. New appliances, cabinets, flooring, paint & windows. W/D included. $550 + utilities. (802) 9220714 3 BED, AuSable $600/mo + utils No pets/smoke (518)524-0545 ESSEX, 1 bedroom, across from post office. Heat & washer/dryer included. Big back yard/lake view. Available immediately. No pets/smoking. $700. 802-338-8672 FOR RENT Elizabethtown 1 & 2 bedroom Apartments, newly remodeled, HUD approved, no pets, heat, hot water, stove & refrigerator included. Call 518873-2625 Judy, 518-962-4467 Wayne or 518-962-2064 Gordon.

WESTPORT 1 bdrm ground floor Apartment $400/mo., security & references required. 518-962-8944 WILLSBORO, 2 BEDROOM. washer/dryer, newly renovated. $490 + utilities includes water/sewer & garbage. 603-553-0000 or 603-673-0604.


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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR REAL ESTATE IN CNY, including Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware, Chenango & Madison Counties...go to HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED OR SETTLED? Contact Woodford Brothers Inc, for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1-800-OLD-BARN. “Not applicable in Queens county” NC MOUNTAINS- Cabin Shell, 2+ acres with great view, very private, big trees, waterfalls & large public lake nearby, $99,500 Bank financing 866-275-0442 Customer Satisfaction is our trademark and our reputation.

SULLIVAN COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX FORECLOSURE AUCTION. December 15 @ Assorted End Times. *All bids online!* 800-243-0061 AAR,Inc. & HAR, Inc. Bid now: VACATION PROPERTY FOR SALE OR RENT? With promotion to nearly 5 million households and over 12 million potential buyers, a statewide classified ad can’t be beat! Promote your property for just $490 for a 15word ad. Place your ad online or call 1-877-275-2726

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ESSEX, NY LAKEVIEW 2234 LAKESHORE RD 3 bedroom home w/ garage $750 WILLSBORO MAIN ST New 3 bedroom home $750 KEESEVILLE 1673 FRONT ST 4 bedroom house $750 WILLSBORO 1158 MIDDLE RD 4 bedroom farm house, outbuilding, 1 acre $750 WESTPORT 11 EAGLE LANE 2 bedroom house $750 WADHAMS 2570 CO. RT. 10 1 bedroom $395 ESSEX LAKE SHORE RD Horse barn/3 acres $250 845-742-7201


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