FRSA FLASH 22 March 2012Contents 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 guidelineshttp://www.fortdrum.isportsman.net/file/Fort_Drum_Outdoors_2012Spring_Newsletter.pdfVISIT THIS SITE FOR THE FULL NEWSLETTER, IT CONTAINS GREAT FISHING ANDHUNTING INFO AS WELL AS HELPFUL WILDLIFE TYPES, LIKE PROPER TICKREMOVAL PROCEDURES.
Financial Counselor FellowshipThe Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education® (AFCPE®) in associationwith the National Military Family Association and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation ispleased to announce the FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Accredited Financial Counselor®Fellowship. This program provides military spouses with the education necessary to enter thefinancial counseling career field.The fellowship covers the costs associated with completing the Accredited Financial Counselor®(AFC®) training and the first two attempts at both exams. Upon successful completion of theprogram and required practicum, the participant will be awarded the Accredited FinancialCounselor® designation from AFCPE®.Many employers such as credit unions, financial aid offices, and community housing agenciesneed well-trained, ethical and caring financial counselors to meet the increasing demand forfinancial counseling services. Military spouses can fill this need while building a rewardingcareer that is flexible to the demands of the military family lifestyle.https://secure2.convio.net/nmfa/site/SSurvey?JServSessionIdr004=2busnqhxl5.app243b&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=6840 Mindy Whitten will be selling and signing copies of her first published book, “An Alpaca in My Pocket,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 30 and 31 at the Post Exchange. Whitten also will read her book during story time at McEwen Library March 23, April 17 and June 12. For more information or to purchase a book, email Whitten at AnAlpacaInMyPocket@gmail.com
OPERATION PURPLENational Military Family Association<http://www.facebook.com/militaryfamily> isaccepting applications for its annual OperationPurple Camps.Apply at: http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/operation-purple/Operation Purple Camp applications are being accepted now. These are free summercamps for qualifying military dependents. There are 2 camps available in NYState, Camp Wabasso locally from July 29, 2012 - August 3, 2012 and Pioneer Campfrom July 8, 2012 - July 13, 2012 in Western NY. There are also camps availablein other areas of the country as well. To find out more about the camps, thequalifications to apply, and to register go to www.militaryfamily.org
Spring 20122012 Black River Valley Concert Series March 24 ~ Nicole Johndrow, Broadway CabaretMarch 31 ~ Lipone Redding, Unique Artistry**First concert at Lowville Academy, all others at Lewis County Historical Society, 7552 South State St, LowvilleAll concerts at 7:30pm, Tickets $20 at the door, $18 in advance, Season Tickets $100For more information please call (315) 376-8957March 23 – 25WatertownGreat Outdoor Expo at the Fairgrounds YMCA Coffeen Street http://www.greatoutdoorexpo.com/March 30 & 31Alexandria BayBonnie Castle Resort, Holland St. The Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Societys Eleventh Annual WinterGetaway Weekend. Friday, 7 - 10 pm: Delaney Brothers (first Getaway appearance) $10 per person Saturday, 7 - 10pm: Darren Beachley & Heart Town $10 per person Dave Nichols and Spare Change will open both Friday andSaturday shows. Jamming every day including Sunday. Guitar Raffle, 50/50 raffles and more. Tickets available atthe door. Special room rates being offered at Bonnie Castle.March 31CantonThe annual Peter Rabbit in the Park, sponsored by Canton Chamber of Commerce and St. Lawrence University isscheduled for March 31 in the Village park. The event will begin at 12:00noon with the games and cake walk, theegg hunt for ages 4 and under and 5-6 will start at 1:00. There will be a photo area for Peter Rabbit, bring your owncamera or we will take a photo for $2.00. There will be prizes for special eggs and candy in all. If the weather is bad,the event will be moved to the Canton Pavilion, outer Lincoln St. For more information call the Chamber office at386-8255.April 1Sackets Harborwww.playhousecomedy.com, Lake Ontario Playhouse. The worlds most famous mentalist, The Amazing Kreskinwill perform on Sunday April 1 for 2 shows (3:00pm and 7:00pm) at the Lake Ontario Playhouse, 103 W. MainSt..Ticket prices are $30.00 at door and $27.00 if purchased by March 24th..call box office at 315-646-2305..With ashowmans flair, a comedians wit and the capacities of a bona fide mentalist or thought reader, The AmazingKreskin has for 5 decades dramatized the unique facets of the human mind, his own! for more info visit website:www.playhousecomedy.com Contact Michael Kinnie PHONE- 315-778-7795 email@example.comApril 10Carthage7:00 pm. The internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will be performing at Carthage High School, tickets availablefor $12 contact Richard Weber at 493-5945
April 13-15Clayton40TH ANNUAL 1000 ISLANDS SPRING BOAT SHOW, Cerow Recreation Park Arena Spring is in the air andthe River is calling you. Stop by and see the latest from fishing boats to cruisers. Admission charged.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHAMBER STAFF Phone: 315-686-3771 - CLAYTON CHAMBERApril 20ClaytonBALLROOM DANCE PARTY FRIDAYS WITH DOUG & BONNIE Clayton Opera House, 405 Riverside Dr.Waltz & Mambo $10 at the door. 7 - 10 pm, featuring 1 hour of instruction and 2 hours of open dance.Phone: 315/686-2200 – INFORMATION Links: http://www.claytonoperahouse.comApril 28Watertown10th Annual Taste of the Town 11:00 AM - 2:00 PMDulles State Office Building, Taste of the Town is a fundraiser for Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson Countywith all proceeds to benefit services to victims of violence and crime in Jefferson County.May 4PotsdamCPS presents National Players: "Of Mice and Men" Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM http://cpspotsdam.org/Event Description: Now celebrating its 62nd anniversary season, National Players brings to life “Of Mice andMen,” a classic tale by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. This tragic and endearing story follows themismatched friendship of two displaced migrant ranch workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, in Californiaduring the Great Depression.May 6Watertownhttp://www.msupstateny.org Event Description Walk MS is a simple but incredibly powerful way for you to sharein the hope for the future. Walk MS is our rallying point, a place and time for us to stand together and to betogether, while raising funds to end this disease.May 20Sackets HarborGREAT STRIDES WALK TO BENEFIT CYSTIC FIBROSIS Held @ Gazebo on W. Main Steet Starts @ 8amand ends 4pm Email: email@example.com MORE INFO Phone: 315-463-7965 - CRISTINA JARDINEMay 26Sackets HarborVILLAGE WIDE YARD SALE Phone: 315-783-2995 - BARB MCKEEVERMay 26Alexandria BayGrape Blossom Festival at Thousand Islands Winery Time: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PMhttp://www.thousandislandswinery.com Event Description: Come help us welcome Spring at the winery during ourGrape Blossom Festival! We will have a pig roast, beer, Thousand Islands Winery Wine, local craft vendors, andlive music! Complimentary wine tastings and winery tours available! Dont miss this fun for the whole family event!
May 26 – June 24Sackets HarborSACKETS HARBOR 12TH ANNUAL SPRING ART SHOW Sackets Harbor Arts Gallery 119 West Main StreetOpen to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm. Free admission. The Arts Association ofNorthern New York invites you to come and enjoy the competitive artwork of our local and regional artists. Sevendivisions plus youth. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MARSHA DEMING Phone: MARSHA DEMING - (315)785-9038 DONNA REPATY - (315) 777-2492Links: http://www.aanny.orgMay 29Sackets HarborTHE WAR OF 1812 STORY FROM A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVESackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site Barn, Hill St., off West Washington St.Join the Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance for their annual meeting with guest speaker MJ John Grodzinski fromKingstons Royal Military College for his presentation at 7pm following the annual business meeting at 6pm. MJGrodzinski teaches history and writes extensively on military topics.Email: box 27, sackets harbor, ny CONSTANCE.BARONE@OPRHP.STATE.NY.USPhone: 315-646-3634 - CONSTANCE BARONELinks: http://www.sacketsharborbattlefield.orghttp://www.sacketsharborny.comhttp://www.nysparks.comMay 30WatertownOpening Day Watertown Farm & Craft MarketDate: May 30, 2012 Time: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM If you haven’t already done so, please like us on Facebook as we have several photos of the Soldiers. This is a great way for you to share JRTC pictures with your extended family. Find us on Facebook 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/2nd- Brigade-Special-Troops-Battalion-10th- Mountain-Division/250994961588597
United Concordia NewsUnited Concordia is no longer being granted the contract for dental coverage forour Uniformed Military Service Families. Instead, as of 1 May 2012 the coveragewill go to Metlife. Ive included a website with all the pertinent information.You can also go and find out which dentists have picked up as a Metlife PPO(Preferred Provider Organization). There are some dentists who are not going tochange over and pick up the dental plan due to the insurance PPO dictating as towhat they will charge.
Contents 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.