June 19, 2013

Letters to the Editor: June 19, 2013



Mannix Memorial

TO THE EDITOR: If you want to play in a fun golf tournament and support a great cause, the Mike Mannix Memorial is for you.

The tournament is Sunday, June 30, at Adirondack Golf Course. All proceeds from the tournament go to the Hannah’s Hope Fund.

The format is a four-person, 18-hole scramble with unique golf “shenanigans” on the odd holes.

Mike Mannix was well known in the area for his Irish humor and positive “never had a bad day” attitude.

Nine-year-old Hannah Sames is his grandniece, and she was diagnosed at age 4 with GAN, a very rare, incurable genetic disease that affects all the nerves in a child’s body.

By playing in the golf tournament, you can support Hannah’s Hope and have a really fun day on the golf course.

For further information about the tournament, call Katie Gluck, Hannah’s grandmother, at 572-3914 or email her at

Tournament sponsorships are available for those who can’t play in the tournament. All donations will be happily accepted.

Hannah and her family greatly appreciate your help and support.




Literacy event

TO THE EDITOR: As Suzanne Moore’s and Chris Fasolino’s article in the Press-Republican predicted, “voices from far away and close to home” did indeed fill the Strand on the evening of June 6.

It was the All Write! adult literacy event, brought to us live on stage by Symphony Space, producers of the well-known Public Radio program “Selected Shorts.”

On behalf of all of us at Literacy Volunteers of Clinton County, I want to thank the Strand and Director Janine Scherline for hosting the event and welcoming us as the first event in the theater’s 2013 “hard-hat pre-season.”

Our thanks also go out to the professional actors, Charlotte Colavin (“Law & Order” and “The West Wing”), Dawn Akemi Saito (“Blood Cherries”) and Kevin Craig West (“For Love of the Game”), who traveled from New York City to give dramatic voice to our adult students’ stories and poems from the stage of the Strand.

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