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4 Novels by the editor

Island Nights

Excerpt here.

The Islander

The entire novel:

Prelude-Chapter 4

Chapters 5-13

Chapters 14-21

Chapters 22-29

Chapters 30-36

Chapters 37-44.

Cabins in the Mist

Excerpt here

The Maiden of Mackinac

Excerpts Maiden

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Public Service Announcements

Spiritual assistance

The Glen Baptist Church would love to give spiritual assistance to our community during these difficult times. We encourage you to visit our Facebook page to hear Pastor Paul Brown for our online worship service Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and a Sunday School lesson at 9:30 a.m. On Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. you can hear some members from our church share how they came to know Christ as their Savior.

 Our church website is www.glenbaptistchurch.org. If you have questions or concerns or want to share a prayer request, email us at info@glenbaptistchurch.org or leave a message at 607-535-4802. Be sure to leave your contact information so we can get back to you.

Summer Swim program canceled

The Red Cross Summer Swim Program at Watkins Glen High School will not take place this summer because the school is closed, and because it would be impossible to maintain social distancing during instruction.

We share your disappointment!

It is essential that families continue safe swimming practices this summer. Remember to designate an adult to be the “watcher” for a 20-minute shift and alternate with other adults to avoid for fatigue and distraction. Wear lifejackets when boating and when swimming in unusual or unguarded areas.

We will continue our fundraising efforts so we are able to provide instruction in 2021!

Kate LaMoreaux and Nikki Chaffee
Program Directors

Schuyler Legislative Office closed

Due to an Executive Order issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Schuyler County Legislative Office is closed to the public, with the staff now working from home. The staff can be reached by phone at 607-535-8100 or by email at Legislature@co.schuyler.ny.us.

Watkins Glen Library Closed

The Watkins Glen Public Library remains closed until further notice. Due dates have been extended to June 1st for all materials. Please email Tracy Savard at SavardT@stls.org with questions.

Our free digital resources are always open! Visit our website to learn more (watkinsglenlibrary.org), and to get the latest information and available services including virtual programming. Need free WiFi? It's available in our parking lot and the login information is posted on our doors. Stay well, and see you soon!

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IMRRC Closed

The International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, "following the rcommendations from state and local officials and in keeping with action from our local schools, libraries and other non-profit institutions," is closed to the public. Among the related cancellations: the 7th annual Model Car Show, which was scheduled for April 4th.

In addition, the Center's research services program "is temporarily suspended. Requests received during the closure will be added to a queue and answered in the order they were received when we reopen."

Hometown Heroes Banner Program

To Honor Veterans in the Village of Odessa area, a Hometown Heroes Banner Program has been initiated and is now seeking Veteran banner applications. Banners displaying a veteran's name, rank & photo are to be hung in the Village from early May until just past Veterans Day.

A veteran, from any branch of the Armed Forces, any rank at any time, must have lived in the Village of Odessa at some point in his or her life and can be alive or departed. A good quality photo in uniform is required to be submitted with an application but will be returned.

Banner cost is $100 and donations in any amount are appreciated. Applications & donations can be made out to the Village of Odessa, and sent c/o Peggy Tomassi, 407 Merchant Ave., Odessa, NY 14869.

Applications are available at the Odessa Municipal Building or by visiting https://www.nyvillageofodessa/hometownherobannerprogram
and must be submitted by April 3rd.

CrossFit is on hold

Event on hold

Montour Falls Library
406 W. Main St.
Montour Falls

Event on hold

Montour Falls Library
406 W. Main St.
Montour Falls

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Events on hold

Events on hold

The ad below was submitted by the
Council on Alcohol & Addictions.

The above was provided by a Substance Abuse
Prevention Educator.

Editor's Note

Debbie Stayer Kelly of Burdett -- a lifelong Schuyler resident, a single parent of two sons and a highly praised Cornell employee -- has Stage 4 cancer as well as a rare genetic mutation called Lynch Syndrome. She is facing a large financial burden as her battle continues.

Her Cornell colleagues have created a GoFundMe page for her that you can find right here. An update can be found by clicking on the Updates button on that site. I hope we all can help out.

Click on the ad below to learn more.

For more on the ad above, click here.





Barlow Rhodes at 607-594-2032
from the Odessa American Legion Post 676.



ADOPT!

Kittens! Kittens! Kittens!

Adorable, adoptable kittens. All sizes, shapes and colors!
Spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites, tested for FeLV.
Adoption fee: $75
Meet them at The Kitty Kaboose, 124 Marina Dr., Montour Falls,
Mon, Wed, Friday 10a-Noon, Sat. 11-2

The Humane Society of Schuyler County

607-594-2255 or www.schuylerhumane.org




Homeless/Runaway Youth Program
Of Schuyler County

In conjunction with Catholic Charities and the Youth Bureau
Located in the Human Services Building
Free & Confidential

Crisis Intervention
Mediation/Advocacy
Information & Referrals
Interim Family Program
24/7 hotline 607-742-9629

For youth up to age 21 who are at risk of becoming homeless or have run away

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Now Mandatory in All Homes

As of February 22, 2010, all new and existing homes that burn fuel for heat or appliances or that have an attached garage, must have a carbon monoxide alarm. This includes one-family or multi-family dwellings, owned or rented.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that results when any fuel is burned. Examples of common sources that could produce CO (carbon monoxide) are:

*fuel-fired furnaces (not electric)
*gas water heaters
*fireplaces and wood stoves/coal stoves
*gas stoves
*non-electric space heaters
*gas dryers
*charcoal grills
*lawnmowers, snowblowers
*cars
*gas-powered generators

These alarms may be purchased at Home and Hardware stores. For more information on carbon monoxide and alarms, go to http://www.dos.state.ny.us/fire/COtoolkit.htm or contact Schuyler County Emergency Management at 535-8200.

 

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Dealer/collector looking to buy groups of pre-1970 paper memorabilia: cards, magazines, posters, programs etc. Call Charlie Haeffner at (607) 742-2772.

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The Elizabeth Amisano Ovarian Cancer Education Fund
Live Like Liz, Inc.
P.O. Box 434
Watkins Glen NY 14891
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An eternal message of lights, hope and faith

The week following Susan Haeffner's passing was fraught with signs -- most of them light-based, and one in the form of a vision. Here the editor relives those days in an effort to pass along a message of hope and faith. Message.

Above: The Aurora Borealis (From the Internet--as seen in Scandinavia)

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The Sound and the Silence: A Memoir

Some things in life can mean a great deal -- can embody hope and dreams ... and memories. The sailboat is one such thing for the author. Silence.

 

 

 

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Charles Haeffner
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