Latin dance exercise
6:15 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Community Center
Tuesday and Wednesday nights
Fun, easy steps and no experience is necessary!
ALL ages are welcome!
$5.00 per class
Taught by a licensed instructor.
Call 607-857-0725 for more information
The Schuyler County Mental Health Clinic, in an effort
to become more user friendly, now has a phone dedicated to requests
for prescription refills ONLY. The phone number is 607-535-8285 and
messages can be left 24/7. The messages will be checked regularly
during business hours, and on the next business day if left after
hours. It is the Clinic's policy to request refills 7 days in advance.
When you call the prescription line, be prepared to leave the client's
name, birth date, phone number and name of medication needed, as well
as the name of your pharmacy for prescriptions that can be called
for Choosing Child Care
Choosing good child care is important. Safe and positive
child care sets the stage for healthy growth and development. It takes
time, patience and an understanding of what to look for when selecting
child care. Learn about different child care options and visit sites
before making a decision. Call and make an appointment. Look around
the child care setting carefully. Watch how the children and adults
relate with one another. Ask questions. Listen. Check references.
Once you have selected a child-care setting and your
child is in care, keep asking questions. Always check to make sure
the program meets the needs of your family. It's a lot of work, but
your child is worth it. Selecting child care is an important step
in the life of your child. You know the needs of your child and family.
Don't settle for less. Your decision will make a big difference in
your child's development, health and happiness.
If you have further questions on choosing a child
care provider or need assistance finding childcare Schuyler County
Child Care Coordinating Council can be of assistance. Please contact
us at (607) 535-7964 or http://www.sccccc.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
Should Know About the Benefits of the Child and Adult Care Food Program
The child care facility you have chosen may participate
or be eligible to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
(CACFP). The main goal of this program is to insure that children
in participating child care centers and family child care homes receive
healthful meals and snacks and child care providers receive training
Nutrition is an important part of good child care
and a healthy lifestyle. All children need well-planned meals and
snacks that provide a variety of foods and the nutrients needed for
good health and energy. The United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA), through the New York State Department of Health, helps child
care providers pay for meals and snacks that meet nutrition requirements
for breakfast, lunch or supper, and snacks. A meal pattern outlines
the kinds and amounts of food that must be served. Training and educational
programs are also offered to child care providers that participate
on the CACFP.
Child care facilities
on this program:
• Care about good nutrition for children
• Plan nutritious meals and snacks
• Help children learn and feel positive about food and eating
Working together, you and your caregivers can help
your child establish healthful food habits that will last a lifetime.
You may receive other information from your caregiver that will suggest
ways you can help your child learn about food and healthy eating.
As a parent, you are the most important teacher your child will ever
have. By practicing good health habits, including healthy eating,
you can give your child a head start on a healthy lifestyle.
For more information on the Child and Adult Care
Food Program please contact the Schuyler County Child Care Coordinating
Council at 535-7964.
Schuyler Nursery School -- Providing high-quality education
to children ages 3 to 5 for the past 40 years.
Have you ever wondered who was going to care for your
child? Have you ever missed time at work or at school because you
did not have reliable, quality care? If you have, you are not alone!
In a previous survey conducted by the Schuyler County
Child Care Coordinating Council, the lack of adequate childcare greatly
affected employee attendance. Unfortunately, this not only hurts local
businesses, but more importantly, it interrupts a family’s livelihood.
That is why we have made it easy for you! We would like to help.
The Child Care Council maintains a list of registered,
licensed, legally exempt, and informal childcare providers available
to you. Choosing childcare is one of the most important decisions
a parent must make. Ensuring that children are well cared for in a
safe, healthy, and positive environment is essential.
If you have the need for childcare services or you
are interested in providing childcare, please contact us today so
we can review your options. Go to http://www.sccccc.org/ or call 607-535-7964.
SCHUYLER COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY builds simple,
decent and affordable housing for deserving local families. If you
meet our income guidelines, have been a resident of Schuyler County
for at least one year, and are willing to partner with Habitat for
Humanity, you could own a home of your own. We’re here to give
you a hand up. Go to http://www.schuylerhabitat.org or call 607-207-5372
to learn more and apply today.
Free and confidential services are available to start-up and existing
Marketing -- Business plan development
Recordkeeping -- Loan packaging
Legal requirements -- Establishing a payroll
Call now to schedule an appointment with an experienced business
advisor at Corning Community College’s Small Business Development
Center: (607) 937-6861 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Check out some WGHS videos
Edgley's Video Production Class at Watkins Glen High School boasts
a creative group of artists. We've linked up with the class so that
you can have access to their video accomplishments. To visit the class
website, click here
Join the sponsorship team!!
can contribute to the operation of this website by clicking
on a Paypal link at the top left of most pages, or here:
you can send a check or money order to:
Odessa File, P.O. Box 365, Odessa, NY 14869
list of our contributors can be found on the Sponsors
Schuyler County Health Check
Mill Creek Center
106 S. Perry St.
Watkins Glen NY 14891
Thursday nights, 6 to 8 p.m.
Free Health Care for the Uninsured
A new Odessa Fire Department website
is being developed. For a look, click here