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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

and here and here. 

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Public Service Announcements

Two loads per person wash and dry.
Sponsored by Labor of Love.

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

Schuyler County 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, we must:
--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
--Community Checklist

Working together, we can ensure our children's health—and their future.
Visit http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/obesityprevention/index.html for more information and for checklists on what you can do to make a difference.

~Schuyler County Child Care Coordinating Council 535-7964

Protect Yourself 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.

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 742-7638

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 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
www.LiveLikeLiz.org
LiveLikeLiz@yahoo.com

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The number of visits to this site has been steadily growing -- 3,000 daily, and about 20,000 a week -- as readers in 48 states and dozens of countries check out what's happening in Schuyler County.

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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
P.O. Box 365
Odessa, New York 14869

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