FRSA FLASH 15 December 2011Contents of this news letter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event sources. Materialpresented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 2nd BSTB, 2 nd BCT or the Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines State DOT Offers Tips for Safe Winter DrivingNYSDOT provides a travel advisory system that features real-time travel reports and can beaccessed by phone at 511 or online at www.511ny.org (http://www.511ny.org/traffic.aspx). TheWeb site features a color-coded map indicating which state roads are snow covered, ice covered,wet, dry, or closed to help travelers determine if travel is advisable. The system provides real-time snow and ice conditions for interstates and other heavily traveled roads, as reported bysnowplow operators.In so doing, however, drivers must be aware that texting while driving is illegal under a new lawrecently signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and that distracted driving is particularlyhazardous during snow and ice conditions.The Departments Web site, www.dot.ny.gov/programs/driver-safety features an interactive safedriving Web experience that includes tips for safe driving in winter weather conditions, a videodemonstrating the proper method for steering out of a skid, a winter driving quiz and a video thatallows visitors to experience the conditions snowplow operators face each winter.
Present to January 7, 2012Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool, NYLights on the Lakehttp://lightsonthelake.com/Special walking preview on 14 & 15 Nov from 5-9pm and visitors can choose to park at either the WegmansLanding (Griffin Visitor Center), Salt Museum or Willow Bay lots. This is a great opportunity to get some fresh airand exercise. Walkers can cover as much of the two mile stretch as they desire and should dress for the weather.Shuttle service is not provided. Holiday characters will be on the trail and refreshments will be available for sale.Cars are not allowed on the trail for this special evening but will be admitted to the show beginning Thursday,November 17. Please leave pets at home. Donations collected on Monday, November 14 will benefit the Friends ofOnondaga County Parks (Friends of Beaver Lake, Friends of the Zoo, Friends of Carpenters Brook and the Friendsof Historic Onondaga Lake. Donations collected on Tuesday, November 15 will benefit the Rescue Mission.16 Nov only Dogs are welcome at the Lights on the Lake for the special Dog Walk from 5-9pm donationscollected will benefit the Humane Association.17 Nov to 8 Jan 2012 from 5 - 10pm • Open Nightly except New Years EveAdmission: Monday-Thursday - $8.00 per car (including motorcycles) - show your Wegmans Shoppers Club Card for $2 off on Mondays and Tuesdays. Visitors with a Drivers Village or Burdick Automotive license plate frame will get $2 off on Wednesdays. Friday, Saturday & Sunday - $12 per car (including motorcycles). $75 per motorcoachFor more information, call (315) 453-6712 or email email@example.com Jan at 11pm sharp, run thru Wegmans Lights on the LakeThis 4 mile (approx.) run begins promptly at 11pm at the Griffin Visitor Center. Runners go to Willow Bay andback. No walkers please, lights will be turned off at midnight.DecemberWatertownDuring the month of December, The New York State Zoo will be magically transformed into a holiday wonderland!Businesses, community organizations, and individuals from around the North Country have come together totransform the Zoo with holiday lights. Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, beginning December 2nd, the Zoo will beopen from 5pm - 9pm to provide visitors with an opportunity to explore this illuminated landscape. In addition, eachweekend will feature a variety of activities for the entire family. Admission is just $2 for everyone. Children 3 andunder are free.DecemberSyracuse NYErie Canal Museum 318 Erie Boulevard East Time 1000-1700, 26th Annual Gingerbread GalleryWhen you visit the museum during the Gingerbread Gallery, the delicious aroma of ginger and candy willwaft through the air, leading you to the second floor gallery. Each year the Erie Canal Museum transformsinto a festive 1800s street scene with over 40 gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows.These sweet creations are made locally by professional and amateur bakers. The Gingerbread Galleryopens on November 25th with a cookies and cocoa reception held after the tree lighting ceremony inClinton Square. The Gingerbread Gallery is open during ECM hours. ECM is closed on December 25thand January 1. Cost: Free for members, $2 for children, $4 for seniors, $5 for adults315-471-0593 x15 or Email: Natalie@ErieCanalMuseum.org
DecemberSkaneatelesAnnual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!Enjoy the Victorian turned Village for our annual Dickens Festival! Every Saturday and Sunday beginningthe day after Thanksgiving thru December 24th. Actors dressed in period costumes stroll Genesee, Jordanand Fennell Streets performing interactive street theater! Join the Dickens cast for the Revels Live each dayat 2 PM, you never know, you may win the golden teasel! Taste a free roasted chestnut, sample eggnog,take a carriage ride, listen to a brass band or bagpiper, have a rest and warm up while watching a specialshow in the library. Location: Genesee, Jordan and Fennell Streets, 20 Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY13152 Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Cost: FREE for info call 315-685-0552 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org DecLisbon2nd Annual Lights on the River event to be held at the Lisbon Beach & Campground. This year’s eventwill start on Saturday December 17th and run through Friday December 23rd. This year, Lights on theRiver is looking to expand their support to more North Country food pantries. If you are interested inmaking a donation or setting up a display in this wonderful event, please contact Scott Wilhelm at315-854-2657 or Amy Fortin at 315-528-5660, or email us at email@example.com. Lights on the River will beworking hard to benefit local food pantries again this year. You can find us on the web atwww.LightsontheRiver.org as well as on our facebook page, just search for Lights on the River. You canalso contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org DecWatertownThe Nutcracker will be presented by dancers from In Motion School of Dance on Saturday December 17thwith showings at 2pm and 7pm at the Dulles State Office Building Auditorium Washington StreetWatertown.January 14, 2012Lowville2012 "WinterXcape" WinterFestDont miss the "2012 WinterXcape WinterFest" at Maple Ridge Center!!There will be plenty to do...horse drawn sleigh rides, dog sled rides, cardboard sled race, petting zoo,geocaching (snowshoes and skis provided), cross country skiing, snowman building contest, snow angelmaking, indoor/outdoor games for all, food and refreshments and snow tubing on the best tubing hill in thenorth country! Please email or call if you have any questions: email@example.com or (315) 376-2640February 4, 2011WatertownAnnual Snow Deer FestivalThe "Annual Snow Deer Festival" is sponsored by the New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association,Osceola, NY Saturday ~ Food Served at 5:00pm make reservations with Caroline Camidge (315) 408-8062. Jam Session begins at 6:00pm North Side Improvement League, Mill Street Watertown, NY
TRAINING INFORMATION MOBILIZATION AND DEPLOYMENT (YOU MUST RSVP TO 772-0470 CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE) FRG Leader : JAN 17 0900-1300 ACS Key Caller: DEC 13 1400-1500 or 1700-1800 ACS Key Caller: JAN 10 1400-1500 or 1700-1800 ACS Informal Funds: JAN 17 1400-1500 or 1700-1800 ACS Care Team Training: DEC 12 0900-1230 ACS FINANCIAL READINESS Budgeting Class (772-6894/5196) Every Thursday 1800-2030 ACS Stress Management - For more information, call 772-0593. JAN 03 1330-1530 ACS Anger Management - For more information, call 772-0593. JAN 17 1330-1530 ACS Conflict Resolution - For more information, call 772-0593. JAN 31 1330-1530 ACS COMMAND SAFETY CLASSES (You must register to attend these classes by calling 772-5352) Winter Driving: DEC 13 1400-1500 M-10282 Snow Thrower: DEC 13 1530-1600 M-10282Contents of this news letter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event sources. Material presented does notrepresent the views or endorsement of the 2nd BSTB, 2 nd BCT or the Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers areencouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.