Press-Republican

January 28, 2013

Of Interest: Jan. 28, 2013

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Press-Republican

---- — Westport schedules special town

meeting Thursday

WESTPORT — The Westport Town Council will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, to discuss personnel matters.

All meetings are open to the public.

ARC Foundation to offer scholarships

PLATTSBURGH — The ARC Foundation of Clinton County is offering scholarships for the 2013-14 school sessions.

The scholarships are:

Two for $500 each for high school graduates who have been residents of Clinton County for three years and accepted full time in a degree program in a field related to clinical service for the intellectual and developmentally disabled.

$1,000 for attendance at Clinton Community College for a resident of Clinton County for three years accepted full time in a degree program as a first- or second-year student in a field related to clinical service for the intellectual and developmentally disabled.

$2,000 for attendance at SUNY Plattsburgh for a resident of Clinton County for three years accepted full time in a degree program as a sophomore, junior or senior in a field related to clinical service for the intellectual and developmentally disabled.

Applications must be received by March 1.

For complete scholarship guidelines and an application, call Sharron Graves at 563-0930 or email sgraves@cviarc.org.

Pink chair being used for chamber fundraiser

SARANAC LAKE — This year, the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has painted its Great Adirondack Ice Out Chair hot pink in an effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness and the local chamber.

Community members and tourists will spot the chair all over town with the Pink Chair Your Friends fundraiser. “Put a smile on your neighbors’ faces as they walk outside to a giant pink chair in the front of their business/home, a perfect spin on the famous “pink flamingo prank,” the chamber said in a news release.

Call the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 891-1990 to place the chair for $25. The chamber will also reveal the prankster for $10. And for $10 per day, businesses can host the chair.

The Great Adirondack Ice Out tickets are also available at the chamber. Participants guess the month, day and time they believe the chair will fall through the ice to win half the pot of the raffle.

Fort Ti offers

scholarships

TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga has four scholarships available for middle and high school teachers to attend the 18th-annual War College of the Seven Years War, to be held May 17 to 19.

This annual seminar focuses on the French and Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of historians from around the country and beyond. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required.

The scholarships are available for first-time attendees to the War College.

Beth Hill, president and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga, said that since 2001 Fort Ticonderoga has provided scholarships for 57 teachers from across the country to attend the War College and a total of 104 teacher scholarships to attend seminars and conferences at the fort.

Teachers interested in applying for a scholarship should download an application at www.fort-ticonderoga.org by clicking on “Explore and Learn” and selecting the “Educators” tab. Applications are due by March 15. Successful applicants will receive free registration, two box lunches and an opportunity to dine with the War College speakers at a private dinner the Saturday of the War College.

Non-teachers can register, as well. The cost is $120 if registering before March 15; $145 after that date. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Fort’s website at www.fort-ticonderoga.org under the “Explore and Learn” tab by selecting “Life Long Learning” on the drop down menu and then clicking on the War College. A printed copy is also available upon request by contacting Rich Strum at 585-6370.