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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

Dugo Carillon to be Dedicated

On Sunday, May 23 at 10:45 a.m. during the Feast of Pentecost, St. James’ Episcopal Church will dedicate the new carillon given in memory of long-time Senior Warden, Nick Dugo. Over fifty family members and friends, including the Class of 1983, honored Nick’s memory by contributing to the St. James’ Memorial Fund at the time of his death in 2018. A behest left in Nick’s will also contributed to this purchase.

Perhaps best known as a long-time teacher of American History at Watkins Glen High School and Senior Class Advisor, Nick was also the Senior Warden at St. James’ for nearly 40 years. He served as Village Justice for twenty-five years, delighting in performing wedding ceremonies for former students as well as tourists who wanted to be married in “The Glen.” Those who knew Nick well know of his love for music. He was a long-time member of St. James’ choir and enjoyed pageantry and music within the worship service. He had programmed the previous carillon, which was installed in the 1950s, to play three hymns daily at 5 p.m. When that carillon ceased to function, Nick vowed to replace it. The new model, a Schulmerich g5” Electronic Carillon, takes an entirely new approach to sampling which opens up a whole world of carillon bell sound! Like an actual cast bronze bell, each bell sound now has its own unique personality. The new unit replaces tapes and a 300-pound unit with a small digital console pre-programmed with 750 songs, including ten bagpipes songs and five armed forces songs. Taps and volley are also included. There are 8 swinging bells and 25 tolling bells that can be customized and recorded in hundreds of ways. In addition, there are eight clock chimes. The Westminster chimes now echo through the village on the hour. And of course, in Nick’s memory, three hymns play at 5 p.m. each day. When you hear the bells, smile and think of Nick and all he did for his church, the school and the community.

The public is welcome to join the congregation for the dedication on Sunday, May 23 at 10:45 a.m.

Schuyler Police Reform
and Reinvention Initiative Begins

The Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office serves the law enforcement needs of all the citizens of the County, and strives to do so in a professional manner, respecting the rights of all our citizens without regard to race, color, nationality, creed, gender or sexual orientation.  Department policies and procedures are developed and carried out with that goal in mind, and our Deputy Sheriffs are selected, trained and supervised with that same goal in mind.

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 203: New York Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative, Schuyler County Administrator Tim O’Hearn and Sheriff William Yessman will be convening a panel of community stakeholders to conduct a review of the Schuyler County Sheriff’s police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices. Subsequent to this review and in partnership with our community, recommendations will be brought forth designed to improve such deployments, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices, for the purposes of addressing the particular needs of Schuyler County and promote community engagement to foster trust, fairness, and legitimacy, and to address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color.

As part of that effort, a community survey has been created to help our County gather opinions and experiences from members of our community. This is the first step in a process that will culminate with the development of a plan to be submitted to the Schuyler County Legislature for their consideration and ratification.

We invite all Schuyler County residents and business owners to participate in this survey to help us improve our services, processes, and reputation.

The link to the survey is below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SchuylerCountyPublicSafety

A PDF version is also available for those without online access. Please contact the County Administrators office at 607-535-8106 to request.

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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.

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

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Montour Falls Library
406 W. Main St.
Montour Falls

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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.

We also have a Business Card Page. Click here. 

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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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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

(607) 594-3594

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