September 25, 2012

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 25, 2012


---- — Market Kids Day

TO THE EDITOR:  On Saturday, Aug. 18, we held our first Kids Day at the Plattsburgh Farmers and Crafters Market.

We would like to thank the individuals and groups that participated and made it so successful: Penelope the Clown, Gordie Little, Tori Taber, Pascal Spronk, Speedie Arnold, Elmore SPCA, Champlain Valley Transportation Museum, Mountain Lake PBS, Imaginarium Children’s Museum, Eat Smart NY, Clinton County Health Department WIC, Master Gardeners from Cooperative Extension, Healthy Neighborhoods, Jane Gregware, Clinton County Farm Bureau and all our volunteers.

Without you, this would not have been possible. We look forward to doing it again next year. Thank you.


Plattsburgh Farmers & Crafters Market


Anniversary support

TO THE EDITOR:  On Sept. 7, Champlain Valley Family Center held its 30th-anniversary celebration in conjunction with Recovery Month.

The Board of Directors and staff would like to thank the businesses, officials and individuals for the prize donations, refreshments, entertainment and presentations that made this landmark celebration memorable. Special gratitude goes to: OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, Dr. Rich Schnell, Clinton County Director of Addiction Services Sherrie Gillette, Clinton County Commissioner of Social Services Jay LePage, Raymond James Financial Services, Jeffords Steel, UFirst Federal Credit Union, Burnham Benefits Advisors, Maui North, Laurie Cole, Charlie and Karen King, Brenda King, Stewart’s Shops, Price Chopper, Hannaford Super Market, Little Pizza Shop, Sam’s Club, Harmony Golf Club and Community, Ultrawave Salon, Roy Hurd, J. Hogan Refrigeration and Mechanical, Forrence Orchards, Koffee Kat and Karen McCarthy.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment is an ongoing endeavor. We are grateful for the support and encouragement we have received in our community over the years.


Champlain Valley Family

Center Board chair


Upward Bound


 On behalf of the staff and students at SUNY Plattsburgh Upward Bound, I would like to thank businesses, organizations and community members for participating in our community-outreach component.

Through hosting and supporting Upward Bound students in their effort to give back, thank you to SUNY Plattsburgh Campus Garden and The Food Group, Meadowbrook Nursing Home, North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, Salvation Army, Vilas Home and the residences in the city’s West Wnd and in the neighborhoods off of Prospect Street and Beekman Street for the donations of nonperishable food items.

Our community-outreach component is essential to our program. The community outreach done by our students helps raise their self-esteem, builds self-confidence and strengthens college resumes while giving back to the community and the taxpayers who make our program possible.

Thank you for your continued support of SUNY Plattsburgh Upward Bound.


Assistant director/counselor

Adirondack Schools Upward Bound