April 9, 2014

Of Interest: April 9, 2014

Gently used professional clothes being collected

PLATTSBURGH — The SUNY Plattsburgh Public Relations Student Society of America chapter is holding a spring-cleaning fundraiser. 

The chapter is asking Plattsburgh community members to clean out their closets and donate any gently used professional attire, footwear and accessories.

The chapter will sell the items at discount prices, in an effort to improve students’ professional wardrobes and raise funds to support other club efforts.

Community members can bring donations to room 241, Ward Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus through Friday, April 11. 

For more information, contact Society Communications Coordinator Kristen Suarezat (631) 807-4958, or at


Plattsburgh City School Board to act on budget

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Duken School building.

If an executive session is needed, it will be held immediately, with return to public session at 7:30 p.m.

At that time, the superintendent will present the 2014-15 school budget. The board anticipates adopting the spending plan and acting on miscellaneous personnel and business items.

The meeting is open to the public.

Find the complete agenda at


Mountain Lake PBS launching Career Crosswalks initiative

PLATTSBURGH — With grant support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Point of View, Mountain Lake PBS is launching a new initiative called Career Crosswalks, aimed at helping students see the relevance of their education to potential careers.

Career Crosswalks is a multiplatform project with both broadcast and online elements.

On the air, Mountain Lake PBS will produce a special edition of “Mountain Lake Journal” airing at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11.

It will be a forum designed to raise the awareness of the career and technical education opportunities that are available to local students. Panelists include Michele Armani, director of special programs, North Country Workforce Investment Board; Paul DeDominicas, director of Community Workforce Development, Clinton Community College; Paul Grasso, president and CEO, The Development Corp.; John Jablonski, president, Clinton Community College; and James McCartney, director, CV-TEC.

The Career Crosswalks website, hosts videos and resources designed for students, parents and educators.

“The media and resources available online will help ensure that local students have the necessary skills to take their place in the 21st-century global economy,” said Jane Owens, director of education and outreach, Mountain Lake PBS.

The show will repeat at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and 5:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 13.

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