October 5, 2013

Family Fare: Oct. 5, 2013


Susannah Risley will facilitate the workshop. In the first session, Risley will lead a discussion about writing a memoir and give examples of vivid language that makes experience come alive on the page. Participants will do a hands-on exercise to elicit memories and write what they have discovered. The next session will be a deeper exploration of writing.

The workshop is for anyone who has ever wanted to write for their own pleasure or to pass stories on as a family history. No experience is needed. The workshop is free and is funded by Poets & Writers Inc. For more information, call 236-7744 or email The library is at 2430 Route 11.

Lowe’s hosting safety-seat check

PLATTSBURGH — Lowe’s Home Improvement at 39 Centre Drive is sponsoring a certified child-passenger safety-seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Clinton County Traffic Safety, Morrisonville EMS and Safe Kids Adirondacks will be conducting the check. 

For questions, contact Mitch Carriere at 565-4397 or

YMCA offering hikes, overnight stay at Camp Jericho

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh YMCA, 17 Oak St., will offer some Saturday hikes followed by an overnight at Camp Jericho. 

The first hike will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Point Au Roche State Park for ages 8 to 11 years.The next hike will be on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Rattlesnake Mountain for ages 9 to 14 years. Following the hike, participants will go to Camp Jericho for pizza, smores, an overnight stay and breakfast in the morning.

Participants will meet in YMCA gym at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and will need to be picked up at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Attendees are asked to bring a few snacks in a backpack for the hike.

The cost is $20 for members, and $25 for non-members. 

The director of Camp Jericho and staff will host the programs. Call the YMCA at 561-4290 with questions, or visit the front desk to register.

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