Photo by Gina Greco
The four year olds enrolled at the Kinderwood pre-school held their Christmas party on Thursday, December 17th.
During the party head teacher Diane Heroux explained how in the early days, Christmas gifts received by children were sometimes as simple as a piece of fruit. Though the concept was foreign to them, they still enjoyed the oranges gifted to them by Mrs. Heroux.
Front: O. Lemons, K. VanExeter, S. VanExeter, H. Deis
Back: Head Teacher Diane Heroux, K. Tracy-Deuss, H. Hopsicker, S. Carey, M. Mayer, L. Crimmins, M. Cahill and visitor Evan Carey
Missing from photo are: C. Russell, K. Parent, L. Rowe, N. Foster and B. DiMartino
On December 16, 2014 I read an article on WKTV.com regarding a sign displayed at one of the Utica Fire Houses.
The sign reads: “Happy Birthday Jesus, We Love You.” The article reports this sign has apparently been placed in front of one fire house at Christmas time since post 9/11. Continue reading
This is that time of year when trees and decorations in any place of public assembly are everywhere.
We have become so accustomed to this that fire safety is often just not considered.
However, recently, this office received a concern regarding a beautifully decorated tree in an area of public assembly. Continue reading
A Filthy Portal
A stable, suitable for livestock.
Mud-encrusted hoofs, matted manes, grass entangled wool,
Barnyard stink heavy in the air.
This is a gritty maternity ward,
Dim and dank, Continue reading
The Big Moose Community Chapel will be holding its annual Christmas Candlelight service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 21.
Reverend Lawrence Bartel of Niccolls Church will officiate at the service. Maureen Van Slyke will be the organist and lead the congregation in song.
All are welcome to attend.
The Town of Forestport’s 3rd Annual Light Up Parade will be held Sunday, December 7.
Line-up and registration for individuals and groups will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the parking area across from St. Patrick’s Church.
Everyone in the Electric Horse Parade is asked to carry some type of lighting. Unmotorized decorated crafts such as wagons, strollers, wheelbarrows and carriages are allowed. Continue reading
Like all postal workers during the holiday season, the Old Forge Post Office staff can be considered Santa’s little helpers for handling a mass quantity of cards and packages for their patrons. To their surprise, when opening for business on Friday, December 20, Postmaster Rich Ventura, Sarah Hulser, and Lonnie Price discovered that an anonymous elf had shown its appreciation for their work by filling the stockings they had hanging by the counter with goodies. Courtesy photo