October 1, 2013

Of Interest: Oct. 1, 2013


---- — Saranac Lake School Board meeting coming up

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Petrova Library.

After an executive session at the start of the meeting, public session will reconvene at about 6:30 p.m.

Agenda items include a review of School Board educational goals, presentation of the Spanish Club trip to Ecuador and an administrative update.

The meeting is open to the public.


Event to introduce new B’town leader

BEEKMANTOWN — United for the Kids is hosting a Meet the New Superintendent event at the Beekmantown Town Hall at 6 p.m. Thursday in the downstairs meeting room.

Beekmantown Central School District Superintendent Dan Mannix will be speaking about challenges and opportunities faced by the district and possible roles for community involvement.

The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be available.


Schuyler Falls sets budget meetings

SCHUYLER FALLS — The Schuyler Falls Town Council will conduct budget work meetings at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Town Office, 997 Mason Street, Morrisonville. 

Meeting are open to all.


Peru Homecoming dates have changed

PERU — The dates for Peru School Homecoming Week have been changed from Oct. 7 through 12 to Oct. 14 through 19.

For more information, call the Secondary School office at 643-6400.


Grants available to park/trails groups

ALBANY — Grants are available through the nonprofit Parks & Trails New York’s Growing the Grassroots Capacity Building Grants for park and trail groups in New York state. 

The awards, up to $3,000, are aimed to strengthen nonprofit organizations that are working to build and protect parks and trails.

Funds can be used to assist with activities associated with organizational startup and development, training, communications and volunteer recruitment and management. 

The program supports activities not normally covered by existing grants — usually capital projects and specific programs, a press release said. 

“They don’t help organizations develop and strengthen the skills, processes, and resources that they need to survive and thrive.”

The deadline for submitting applications is Nov. 12.

Learn more and find the application at, or by emailing or calling 434-1583.