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 says she just found out she will likely have to seek care in New York City, creating an even bigger financial burden.
Her Cornell colleagues have created a GoFundMe page for her that you can find right here. I hope we all can help out.
Jimmy Combs Scholarship
Accepting donations for Athletic Scholarship Award
In loving memory of
James Dean Combs
March 28, 1966-Sept. 12, 2017
Make check out to: Watkins Glen Central School District
Memo: Jimmy Combs Athletic Scholarship
303 12th Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
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.
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
Habitat for Humanity
Family Support - Volunteers, Construction and Families
- are the three points of the Habitat triangle!
Our Family Support committee is looking for new members
who might be willing to serve as Family Advocates in Watkins Glen
or Montour Falls. Advocates support our Partner Families from the
time they are selected until we close on the house. Advocates help
families obtain their sweat equity, answer questions about the construction
process, help prepare the family for homeownership, support them through
their closing, etc.
Especially useful skills or fitting backgrounds for
this committee would be social work, education or financial management.
However, anyone who has an interest in getting to know our families
more personally and can provide support and guidance on their journey
to homeownership would be terrific!
Committee Meets: 4th Wednesday of the month at Schuyler
County Human Services Complex, 323 Owego St., Montour Falls @ 7 pm.
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Today, nearly 1 in 3 children in America are overweight
or obese and over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates
in America have tripled. In addition to the psychosocial issues of
stigmatization, overweight children are at far greater risk for numerous
health consequences, including cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes,
and other chronic diseases.
Teaching kids the importance of eating well and being
physically active at a young age is crucial to reversing the trend
of childhood obesity in this country.
To ensure a healthy future for America's children,
--Help Kids Stay Active
--Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
--Promote Healthy Choices
What Can You Do??
Join this effort. Everyone has a role to play—use these action
checklists to get started.
--Parents and Other Caregivers Checklist
--Schools and Teachers Checklist
Working together, we can ensure our children's health—and
for more information and for checklists on what you can do to make
~Schuyler County Child Care Coordinating Council 535-7964
From Medical Identity Theft
Schuyler Hospital wants you to know ... Medical identity theft can
run up bills as high as $2 million dollars a year. Be sure to look
closely at correspondence from your health insurance provider, and
let them know immediately if your insurance card is lost or stolen.
Of Schuyler County
In conjunction with Catholic Charities and the Youth
Located in the Human Services Building
Free & Confidential
Information & Referrals
Interim Family Program
24/7 hotline 742-7638
For youth up to age 21 who are at risk of becoming
homeless or have run away
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
*non-electric space heaters
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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