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DECEMBER 2012 NEWSLETTER TRUMANSBURG • INTERLAKEN LODI • JACKSONVILLE • SHELDRAKE

WHO’S TAKING CARE OF YOU? By Sue Henninger, Finger Lakes Writer

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Who takes care of you while you’re taking care of everyone else? Most business owners spend countless hours of each day meeting the needs of their customers and vendors while simultaneously trying to improve and grow their business through various time-intensive strategies. Though these things are all very important, TACC member Dr. Suzanne Anderson of Trumansburg Family Medicine contends that the ingrained American ideal of putting work first and your health second is literally resulting in many businessmen and women working themselves to death. “It’s considered a virtue in our society,” Dr. Anderson, who has a medical degree from Harvard University and completed her medical residency at the University of Rochester, elaborates. “While we’re protesting how overworked we are, secretly we’re proud of it; it’s become a badge of honor.” Her perception as a physician is that it seems difficult for many employers and employees to set limits on how long and hard they work each day and that the poor health habits that result from this lifestyle often seem to be rewarded by a workforce culture that values outcomes more than people. This dynamic is particularly difficult for sole entrepreneurs or small business owners for whom every minute spent at work is crucial in terms of generating more income or recruiting new clients. In fact, Dr. Anderson finds that many of her patients are reluctant to take time off of work for things like regular exercise, smoking cessation or weight loss programs, or stress-lowering activities like yoga. Another hurdle she frequently hears business owners complain about, especially those who are self-employed, is that the cost of health care and preventative measures like fitness centers is prohibitive. Dr. Anderson readily acknowledges that there is a real crisis in American health care and that small business owners in particular are being crunched by the expense. She sees many people who are underinsured, uninsured, or relying primarily on catastrophic coverage plans with high deductibles that may keep them from obtaining regular health care. Continued on next page...


Dr. Anderson explains that the types of preventative health care she recommends don’t need to be time consuming or to break the bank. It’s completely unnecessary to join an expensive health club, she asserts, adding that these centers could be described as a symptom of the real problem, adults rson, Dr. Suzanne AndeMedicine and children who mily Trumansburg Fa Mason Jim by oto Ph are “too busy” to relax and find natural ways to be healthier. She’s concerned that most businessmen and women lack the opportunity to be active in their everyday lives. Instead they drive their cars to work, take the elevator to their office, and sit at a desk all day. After work, they drive to the fitness facility, lift weights for 45 minutes, and then drive home again. “People need to slow down and build exercise and relaxation into their everyday lives so it becomes a regular part of their routine, not hit or miss each day,” she says. According to Dr. Anderson, poor eating habits are another major offender. In fact she’s constantly surprised by how many people don’t eat breakfast or lunch. They come home, eat a large dinner, collapse in front of the television, enjoy a few late evening snacks like chips, soda, and ice cream, then fall asleep for six hours and “get up and do it again”. If this sounds like you, you’re a good candidate for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and increased risk of heart disease. “I tell my patients that for every minute they spend in front of a screen, they should spend another exercising!” Dr. Anderson declares.

Another easy way to keep major health problems from unexpectedly descending on you is to make sure you schedule regular physicals and have preventative tests like mammograms, colonoscopies, and cholesterol screenings done when they’re recommended. Taking your own blood pressure reading regularly is both easy and advisable, Dr. Anderson says, and you don’t need to visit a physician to do it. However it’s definitely important to have a relationship with a regular doctor as well. She describes the doctors and nurse practitioners at Trumansburg Family Medicine as “classic family doctors” who like to understand a person’s health issues or illness in the context of their family situation. In this spirit, the medical professionals in the practice provide a wide range of services to families, including surgery, internal medicine, outpatient care, counseling, and elder and infant care. All the doctors at Trumansburg Family Medicine highly recommend that businessmen and women get themselves established with a health care provider when they’re healthy rather than waiting until an emergency situation occurs. “It’s much better to meet someone when they’re well. The worst time is when they’re in the middle of an acute illness,” Dr. Anderson explains. In reality, making time to take care of your health ultimately makes for a better workforce. “Preventative health care is dollar for dollar the best value a businessman or woman can invest in according to the U.S. Preventative Health Service Task Force,” Dr. Anderson declares. “The key to staying healthy is having a healthy lifestyle. Going to the doctor once a year, though highly recommended, isn’t going to help you as much as eating fruits and vegetables, cutting out salts and fats from your diet, monitoring your blood pressure, and exercising will. We can counsel you or prescribe medications but choosing to live a healthy lifestyle is ultimately up to you!” Dr. Jessica Jordan, proprietor of Cayuga Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Trumansburg, is a graduate of the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls. In her busy practice, Dr. Jordan works with many local business owners and is quite familiar with their health Continued on next page...

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needs and concerns. She agrees with Dr. Anderson that it’s crucial for employers, employees, and sole practitioners to take care of their own health first so they can better serve their clients. There are several factors that she identifies as being the biggest impediments to optimum health. Poor ergonomics is something she frequently sees in patients who are office workers or those who spend a lot of time on the computer or sitting at poorly set-up desks and chairs, resulting in misaligned necks, backs, and shoulders. Those who work in professions that involve heavy physical labor like firemen, Emergency Medical Technicians, or farming may also experience chronic pain as a result of misalignment. It’s essential to respond to this discomfort promptly rather than ignoring it. “This is the only spine you’ll ever have,” Dr. Jordan explains. “It can’t ever be replaced so you need to take good care of it.” People need “tune-ups” on a regular basis too, she asserts, just like you change your car’s oil every 5,000 miles. Another factor that has a huge effect on the business community’s well-being is stress. Dr. Jordan explains that a high level of stress can lead to intense pain in the upper back, neck, and shoulders which can impact the whole body. In fact, some patients arrive in her office so tense that they need to be massaged by her colleague, Kathleen Saeva, before she’s is able to adjust them. That’s too much stress Dr. Jordan aptly points out, adding that it’s important that businessmen and women make time to do something healthy for themselves like joining a yoga or exercise class or a group sport where they can socialize while getting a good workout, or scheduling a regular massage. Along with a chiropractor and a masseuse, Cayuga Chiropractic and Wellness Center also houses an acupuncturist and offers nutritional counseling. “We provide a whole base of holistic care here,” Dr. Jordan asserts. “No matter what you have going on, we can help you. We’re your one-stop shop for health and wellness!”

As an experienced health professional, she’s also a big proponent of preventative care. “I’d really prefer to have patients come in monthly to maintain their spinal health,” she notes. “You don’t wait for your teeth to fall out to go get them cleaned by a dentist!” Adding that chiropractic care isn’t a miracle cure, it’s like a prescription and needs to Dr, Jessic Cayuga Chiropractic a Jordan, occur regularly and Wellness Cente r to be effective, she says that one of the biggest lifestyle changes the business community can make is to accept that they aren’t invincible. Adequate sleep is a major key to being more healthy, happy, and hard-working and Dr. Jordan’s advice is to “Just go to sleep, you can take care of whatever it is that needs to be done the next day”. Good nutrition habits will make people more productive so, along with recommending that her patients try to eat better, she suggests that her patients take a multivitamin each day. As a service provider herself, she understands that time can often be in short supply but Dr. Jordan also feels strongly that everyone has at least one hour a day where they can put work aside to take care of themselves. She follows her own advice by exercising on a daily basis and believes that this makes her more, rather than less, industrious. Is there a cost/benefit ration associated with taking better care of your body and mind? “Absolutely!” says Dr. Jordan, observing, “If you can’t move, you can’t produce anything!”

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MEMBER PROFILES Pastor Tim Hamilton Calvary Baptist Church www.calvarytburg.org Pastor Tim attended the seminary to train as a teacher but soon discovered that he preferred working with more than one demographic. Like his father, he joined the ministry and he and his family have been at Calvary Baptist Church for nine years now. Tim and his parishioners strive daily to give of themselves the way Jesus did by helping those in need through programs like the Angel Closet Ministry, giving away bottles of water at the Fireman’s Parade, flowers to ladies on Mother’s Day, and popcorn and calendars to residents and visitors at the WinterFest. Calvary Baptist Church also has a free Summer Carnival and a live nativity scene, Bethlehem Village, at Christmastime, both of which are open to the public. When asked about the importance of spiritual self-care for businessmen and women, Tim explains that taking care of your spirit, as well as your physical health, puts a central focus in your life. There’s more to life than the survival or expansion of your business, he says and a spiritual foundation gives you a central point to build everything else off of. He Pastor Tim Hamilto Calvary Baptist Churn, ch continues, “Things can be crummy in life. There can be a lot of pressure from Photo by Jim Mason external sources that you can’t always control, like the economy, but you can focus day to day on what’s going on inside of you, on your personal mission.” Additionally, incorporating time for spiritual contemplation into your daily life gives you the opportunity to step back and gain a valuable perspective on your business and yourself as a businessperson, something that might be harder to do when you’re right in the thick of a situation. Tim’s personal belief is that different religions are simply the way we express and interpret this relationship. “It’s more important that a person recognizes the spiritual dimension of their life than it is for them to narrow it down to practicing a specific religion,” he says. For Pastor Tim, having a spiritual focus in your life also keeps you from becoming overwhelmed by your work responsibilities. Not only that, but he believes working at a 90% level is actually preferable to working 100% and using that last 10% of your time for relaxation and refocusing will benefit you and your business. Practicing what he preaches he adds, “Work six days a week, not seven, is what the Bible says and I agree. You need to be able to step away from your business at least one day a week.” He also urges people not to work at night or do things like taking calls during family dinners, saying “You rest because your body needs it and temporarily stepping back allows you to start fresh the next day. Working harder won’t necessarily make things better.” The payoff of being available to customers and vendors 24/7 will never equal the gain, Tim asserts, and it’s essential to regularly take time off from your responsibilities even if it’s just to think about the way your work and home life is going. This applies to him as well. “I’m basically running a small business too,” he says. “I’m responsible for the church seven days a week, fifty two weeks out of the year so when I take time off, I have to really go away and make myself unavailable!” www.trumansburgchamber.com | Trumansburg Chamber of Commerce Newsletter | 4


MEMBER PROFILES Joe Sibley Ness-Sibley Funeral Home http://ness-sibley.com/NSFH/ As a teen, Joe worked with a funeral director in his Adirondack hometown. There he developed a keen interest in both the profession and in helping people with their end-of-life decision making. After subsequently receiving a degree in Mortuary Science and completing a one year apprenticeship at Forest Hills Cemetery in New York City, Joe moved to California where he worked in the funeral home business for six years. Upon his return to the East Coast, Joe, who had always wanted his own business, and his wife Lori purchased Ness-Sibley Funeral Home in 1992. For Joe, planning for your eventual departure is as important as taking care of your health while you’re alive. He’s a big proponent of prearrangements, explaining that when someone passes away those Joe Sibley, Ness-Sibley Funera l Home left behind feel much more comfortable if they know what the deceased Photo by Jim Mason person’s last wishes were. When these aren’t specified in writing, he says that it’s like being blindfolded. There’s never a certain answer and significant others are constantly thinking to themselves, “Well I hope I did the right thing.” If you take the time to sit down with a funeral director for just an hour while you’re still alive it can be a tremendous relief for family and friends once you’re gone he explains, adding “The mystery and confusion are all alleviated and they can focus on grieving.” Another good reason to make prearrangements is that it allows your family to have some input into the process. “Often the person I’m meeting with thinks that others won’t care or that no one will come to their service,” Joe says. However when they talk to their relatives they discover that family members might be envisioning an entirely different funeral service. Luckily, at that point there’s still time to adjust details or make changes so everyone feels comfortable with what’s in place. As with all types of self-care, there can be some resistance to making funeral arrangements ahead of time, especially with some of Joe’s older clients to whom death may still be regarded as a taboo subject. However he’s noticed that as more people are exposed earlier to an increasing number of end-of-life documents, like health care proxies, organ donation cards, and wills, the public is embracing prearrangements much more than in past years. The real shift seems to have coincided with the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. “They want to be educated about what choices are involved in their passing,” Joe explains. “They want to be able to plan out all the details so their kids don’t have to.” At the end of the day, Joe finds that the core of his job is helping others care for themselves. He has a sign hanging over his door that he feels sums up this philosophy perfectly, “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care”. For him, the personal touch is a great deal more important than the paperwork or the many details associated with a death. People need to know that you really care about them and to be reassured that their life will end with dignity, he says, adding “That’s all that really matters in this business.”

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CHAMBER NEWS October’s Business Luncheon was hosted by Judy Cone and Dr. Ellen Matuszak at Ulysses Square. The delicious and well-attended lunch was catered by Kathy and Greg Clark. New right) ar k(f TACC member za tus Ma en Co-host Dr. Ell of Chamber business es de Brownies Produce Market en att s sse dre ad Square luncheon at Ulysses donated the attractive fallthemed table decorations. Judy Cone, owner and manager of Ulysses Square, noted that she had established the multibusiness building because “Jacksonville is the greatest hamlet in the state!” Her goal was to provide an attractive, “green” office space that would serve as an incubator for small business owners. Ulysses Square is a place where tenants can just come to work and do their job, she notes, adding “I make it really easy for you to run your business.”

TACC’s Annual Dinner, held Business of the at the American (l-r) Darlynne Year, Life’s So Sweet! Choco lates Stef Legion this year, Bill Overbaughanko, Darlynne Overbaugh, , Kathleen Ove was a great success, rbaugh with approximately 88 Chamber members and guests attending. A new TACC logo was unveiled, along with a short musical image, “Trumansburg Area, Get it Local”, designed to encourage TACC members to market their businesses together on the radio. The revised bylaws and new slate of Board members (two year terms) both passed unanimously. Winners of this year’s TACC awards were:

Judy concluded her talk by observing that more local businesses, including Trumansburg Family Entertainment, Brownies Produce Market, and Namaste Montessori School & Day Care that contribute positively to the TACC community are coming to Ulysses each year. However, “Jacksonville still has room to grow!” she asserts confidently.

Business After Hours will be hosted by Cayuga Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 203 East Main Street, on Thursday, December 6th at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Jordan and the other professionals in the Center are excited to show Chamber members what they’ve been up to for the last year and a half, renovating and updating the building and giving it their own distinctive feel. Americana Winery will offer wine tastings and there will be local cheese tastings and appetizers made from local foods. Members of Cayuga Chiropractic & Wellness Center will also be showcasing their skills. Dr. Jordan will be happy to speak with guests about the various benefits of chiropractic care, Massage Therapist Kathleen Saeva will be providing free mini-Reiki sessions, Acupuncturist Dana Carruth will be offering individual acupuncture sessions, and Psychotherapist Julianne Wrolstad will be introducing herself as the newest member at Cayuga Chiropractic & Wellness Center.

Dr. Ellen Matuszak, whose office space is in Ulysses Square, reviewed the benefits of chiropractic care for patients of all ages. She believes that trauma and stressful thinking are the primary causes of discomfort. Though medical care is certainly important, many back and neck injuries can be resolved quickly and less expensively with chiropractic care. Another benefit of chiropractic care is that it keeps patients less reliant on medications. Charles O. Dickerson High School principal Jon Koeng introduced the new Trumansburg Superintendent of Schools Michael McGuire before beginning his presentation on the school bond proposal. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” he asserts. “We understand that, as business owners, you want to know how your tax dollars are being used.” Jon clarified that the schools are not building a “ten million dollar Athletic Complex” but that there is a ten million bond proposal of which 30-40% will be used for athletics. The rest of the money will go towards things like new roofs and windows, all depreciation work. Additionally, the District plans to use three million dollars from the excessive reserve fund generated by previous accounting errors so that the Board doesn’t have to ask the community to contribute more dollars later on. “In New York State, once the money goes into a reserve fund for facilities it can’t be shifted back into things like teacher’s salaries,” he explains concluding, “We want to maximize the dollars that we have right now before they’re lost.”

Business of the Year: Life’s So Sweet Chocolates, accepted by Darlynne Overbaugh Person of the Year: Durand Van Doren, Durand’s Forge, accepted by Elvira Brockman, Upcountry Antiques Organization of the Year: The Ulysses Christmas Bureau, accepted by Nancy Zahler

Winter Festival will be held on Friday, December 7th from 5:309:00 p.m. According to Village Clerk, Tammy Morse, Santa’s arrival, the Fireworks, Mike the Magician, the Ice Sculpture (at Ron Don’s Island), and Hilby the Skinny German Juggling Boy, will all be there. TACC members, new and old are encouraged to find a way to become involved in this beloved Trumansburg tradition. Host a Business Open House, go to other businesses’ events, or call Tammy at 387-6501 to volunteer. Also, Mary Spicer reminds all Main Street businesses not to forget to decorate their windows for the annual Merry Merchant Contest. Judging will occur during the Winter Festival on December 7th and the winner will receive the Merry Merchant Trophy (created by blacksmith Durand Van Doren) to display in their business all year long.

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NEW MEMBERS LaRomana Pottery Studio, Showroom & Classes Vera E. Vico 9458 Route 89, Trumansburg

Lucienne’s Fine Foods Lucienne Cruvellier and Terry Kelleher 1891 Trumansburg Road, Jacksonville

Vera creates brilliantly colored, irresistible porcelain and stoneware pieces that are an arresting combination of functional and decorative. “My work strives for beauty,” she explains. “But at the same time the pieces are safe to use on an everyday basis. They’re not meant to just sit on a shelf!” She joined TACC because, though her time in her art studio is precious, she feels that it’s important to get out in the community and connect with other small business owners so she can become familiar with what they do. Vera believes that this is especially important in an established small business community like Trumansburg. “We take others for granted,” she says. “Most of my customers aren’t from around here. I’d like to broaden my local base of customers.”

Lucienne’s Fine Foods began with gourmet biscotti but has quickly evolved to include gourmet chocolates and chocolate treats that people with health issues can enjoy. “Our chocolate comes from one source,” Lucienne says proudly. “We buy small quantities of hand-roasted beans and our chocolates are made by hand from these.” As a new TACC member Lucienne wants people to know that they’re trying to use more local products like Farmer Ground Flour and grapeseed oil in their products. She hopes their TACC membership will allow her, and her partner Terry, to get in touch with what’s going on in the Trumansburg community and become “part of the team there”. Terry has excellent computer and marketing skills and Lucienne is happy to contribute her product ideas, creativity, and imagination to the Chamber whenever they’re needed.

J.P. Jones Woodwork & Carpentry John Paul Jones 1891 Trumansburg Road, Jacksonville John Paul Jones provides residential carpentry, woodworking, and cabinetry services to customers in the Trumansburg/Ithaca area. He also works with all types of doors and windows. He says that he likes to meet with his clients, determine what improvements they need or desire, and then work with them to figure out how he can best help them achieve their goals. He’s looking forward to having the opportunity to talk to other business owners that he hopes to meet through his new TACC membership. “An objective viewpoint!” is one positive attribute J.P. feels he can offer to the Chamber.

Dressella’s Valerie Dedrick 51 East Main Street, Trumansburg Dressella’s is a full-service bridal boutique specializing in what Valerie calls “pre-loved” gowns, worn once but in great condition. Though the dresses are a mixture of traditional and contemporary styles, Valerie doesn’t accept any that are more than two or three years old. “We also have bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride, mother-of-the- groom, and prom dresses,” she adds. She credits her new TACC membership to Mary Spicer who gave her a “good feeling” about the Chamber and encouraged her to join. Valerie is excited to be part of the local business community and feels that her talents for fashion and marketing, as well as her strong background in store concepts and art will be great assets for TACC.

LeRoy’s Lawn Maintenance LeRoy Washington 1891 Trumansburg Road, Jacksonville LeRoy describes his business as “cutting grass” but he will trim hedges, clean gutters, and occasionally weed. He’s also a licensed hauler for solid waste. Most of his clients are residential and he works with many seniors that he offers a special discount to. LeRoy provides free estimates and top-notch customer service is a priority for him, “I find out what you want done and then I do it the way you want it,’ he says. Judy Cone inspired LeRoy to join TACC. “She suggested that it would be a good way to advertise my business,” he explains. “I get a lot of customers through word-of-mouth. That’s much better for my business than print advertising. I’m easy to talk to!” LeRoy hopes that his various skills and his desire to help people will be an asset to other Chamber members. He adds, “And if I can’t do it, I may have friends that can.”

Cheryl Thompson Architect Cheryl Thompson 1891 Trumansburg Road, Jacksonville Cheryl is a registered architect in New York State and a sole practitioner, whose firm specializes in residential and small commercial design. Using natural materials, such as locally harvested wood, and incorporating energy savings into her designs are very important to her. TACC’s Business Luncheon at Ulysses Square was what motivated her to join the Chamber this year. “It was exciting to me,” she says. “There seemed to be a lot of synergy and positive energy between the various businesses in town.” Cheryl believes that her new Chamber membership will give her a chance to exchange information with other small business owners and she hopes that her knowledge of design and code issues will be helpful to TACC members.

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MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS TCSD Foundation Awards Three Grants in Spring 2012 The TCSD Foundation is proud to announce its spring grant recipients: • K-4 Social Studies/Reading Buddies ($600.00). The Reading Buddies Program pairs older and younger students to read and discuss books together, fostering both literacy and social studies goals. TCSD’s grant allowed the program to create “Reading Buddy Bins” organized around social studies themes that supplement resources already in place. Grant-supported topics include Martin Luther King, Jr., Women’s History, and United States Presidents. Elementary school teachers and their librarian worked together to select titles that compliment the social studies curriculum and the Common Core Standards. • High School Living Environment Students ($1,000.00). The grant will allow students to participate in an ecology field trip aboard the Floating Classroom research vessel. They’ll learn and conduct data collecting techniques and their data will be added to a Citizen Science data base. Students will also take a field trip up Taughannock Creek to learn firsthand about stream ecology and geology. These outdoor experiences will be followed up with classroom discussion, graphing activities, and written analysis questions. • Ulysses Philomathic Library ($350.00). Two Leapads were purchased to encourage young patrons (ages 2-5) and parents to enjoy stories and games focusing on the development of early literacy skills. A family workshop on teaching and exploring technology and literacy is also being planned. The next round of grant applications begins in May 2013. Visit www.tcsdf. oundation.org for further details.

Henninger’s story published in popular series Sue Henninger, Finger Lakes Writer, had a short story published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive” this fall. The book contains 101 inspirational stories and is available at Barnes and Noble bookstores, on Amazon.com, or by visiting www.chickensoup.com

2012 an “excellent year” for Frontenac Point Vineyard Estate Winery Frontenac Point Vineyard - Estate Winery wishes to thank visitors for making their 30th year in business a very special year. Carol Doolittle reports that the 2012 harvest was spectacular in quality and that their tasting room will officially reopen in mid-May for the 2013 season. Jim and Carol will still be open occasionally on Saturdays so stop in if the “Open” Flag is flying. Also, don’t hesitate to call the Doolittle’s at 387-9619 if you have a special wine request.

Trumansburg Optical Welcomes the Holidays Dr. Neil Henninger invites area residents and visitors to Trumansburg Optical’s Annual Holiday Open House during the Trumansburg Winter Festival on December 7th from 5:30-9:00 p.m. This year’s featured artist is photographer Laura Reed. Her black and white and color photographs feature scenes from Zimbabwe and the artist will be on hand to answer questions about her work. Be sure to stop in at 11 East Main Street for some seasonal refreshments and holiday cheer!

Something Old, Something New at UHS Something new and different will be featured at the Ulysses Historical Society’s Annual Open House on Saturday, December 8th from 12-4:00 p.m. Evening bags, jewelry, and hair trims, created by Alice Holtkamp from vintage black jets and glass beads, will be on sale. Jet is a coal product which was popular during the Victorian era when Queen Victoria was mourning the death of her husband, Prince Albert. During that time, UHS will also offer its traditional Russian Tea, accompanied by baked treats, June Ploss and Helen Schmidt performing Christmas music on the pump organ, and Art Goodell’s popular Lionel Train exhibit. Santa Claus will be there too, along with a new display, “Baby, its Cold Outside”. The Ulysses Historical Society is located at 39 South Street, Trumansburg. For further information call 387-6666.

Model UN Club Chili is Back! Begin your holiday season by contributing to a great cause! Let the Charles O. Dickerson Model UN Club students serve you a bowl of delicious chili (meat or vegetarian) at the Trumansburg Winter Festival on Friday, December 7th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in front of NAPA Auto Parts on Main Street, Trumansburg. Trumansburg scarves will also be sold at the booth and all proceeds will go toward the students’ participation in regional Model UN Conferences held throughout the year. These symposiums are a great way for teens to learn more about the global society they live in and also give them a chance to meet other students who share their interest in world events. If you aren’t able to attend WinterFest but are interested in making a donation to the Model UN Club or in learning more about their activities, contact Club Advisor Rosa Fernandez-Sopena at 387-7551 or at rfraser@tburg.k12.ny

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