February 12, 2014

Of Interest: Feb. 12, 2014

Arbor Day Foundation offering free trees

NEBRASKA CITY — Anyone from New York who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm. 

The free trees are part of the nonprofit’s Trees for America campaign.

“The blue-green hue and distinctive shape of Colorado blue spruce trees will help beautify New York for many years to come,” John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, said in a news release.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.

Members also receive a subscription to the foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and “The Tree Book,” which contains information about planting and care.

To become a member of the foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Feb. 28 or visit

City School Board seeks input on vets exemption

PLATTSBURGH  — The Plattsburgh City School Board will meet Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Duken Building.

If an executive session is needed, it will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the public session at 7 p.m.

Agenda items will include a public hearing and vote on the alternative veterans exemption and a vote on the language of a proposition altering terms of office.

The meeting is open to all, and a complete agenda is available at 

Clinton County schedules rabies clinic Feb. 27

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton County Health Department has schedule a free rabies clinic to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27.

Clinton County residents can have their dogs, cats and ferrets vaccinated at the City of Plattsburgh Public Works Building, 215 Idaho Ave.

All pets must be at least 3 months old. Pets need their first vaccination by 4 months.

Pet vaccination records will need to be presented at the clinic. All animals must be on a leash or in a carrier.

While the clinic is free, donations will be accepted.

Call 565-4870 or check for further information.

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