1. 3-6FA, “Swift and Bold” FRSA Flash Thursday, 2 February 20122/3 Military Free Lift Tickets 1200-1700 Dry Hill2/3 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge Ski Resort2/4 Saturday Opening, Off the 1000-1300 OTBP Gift Store National Wear Red Day Beatin’ Path 4 February 20122/4 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival 1400-2200 Parks and Recreation2/4 Chili Cook-Off 1100-1500 Dulles State Office Building2/4 Jack T Sweet Ice Fishing Fun Day 0700 (all day) Krings Point2/5 Super Bowl Sunday 1600 The Commons2/5 USO Super Bowl Bash 1700-2300 USO2/6 DONSA2/6-9 Resilience Training Marathon 0930-1430 ACS2/7 Bravo FRG Meeting 1730 BN Classroom2/7 Golf FRG Meeting 1800 Rhicard Hills Community Center February is “Heart” month2/8 Military Free Lift Tickets 0930-2200 Titus Mountain Heart disease kills an esti-2/9 Soul Food Buffet Lunch 1130-1330 The Commons mated 630,000 Americans2/10 Military Free Lift Tickets 1000-2030 Snow Ridge Ski Resort each year. Its the leading2/12 LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY cause of death for both men2/14 Valentine’s Day Dinner 1700-2100 The Commons and women. Since 1963, Feb- ruary has been celebrated as2/15 Alpha FRG Meeting 1800 BN Classroom American Heart Month to urge2/15 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1030-1130 The Commons Americans to join the battle2/16 Mrs. Merritt’s Welcome Luncheon 1045-1300 The Commons against heart disease. For2/16 Coffee 1800 BN Classroom more information, log on to: www.heart.org.2/16 Division Mountain Salute, DCSM 1600-1700 Magrath Gym2/17 Military Free Ski and Tubing Day 1200-1700 Dry Hill2/18-21 DIVISION DONSA/President’s Day Weekend2/20-24 Local Schools Winter Break2/21 Mardi Gras Buffet 1100-1330 The Commons2/23 African American/Black History 1100-1300 The Commons Month2/23 Mountain Remembrance 1630-1700 Main Post Chapel Ceremony2/24 Chili Cook-off 1700-1900 The Commissary2/24 Retirement Ceremony 1600-1700 Multi-Purpose Auditorium2/24 Right Arm Night 1700 The Commons2/26 Syracuse vs. Army Lacrosse 1400 Carrier Dome
2. Want Some Really Cool Gear???This just in from …… Command Safety Office Stay Alert to Stay Alive!Please remember that listening to IPOD’s, MP3 Players, radio players, etc. is prohibitedwhile walking/running on the roadways, shoulders, or crossing the street on Fort Drum.There has been an increase of pedestrian accidents across the US due to earphone usagearound roadways. Also, it is mandatory for all personnel, Military, Civilian, and FamilyMembers to wear reflective material while exercising on the roadways. If you have anyquestions, please call 772-0310.
3. Health CareARMY MEDICAL HOMEGuthrie’s new addition brings with it a TRICARE PHARMACY HOME DELIVERYnew initiative! Army Medical Home Your Choice Matters! Take advantage(AMH) is an active approach to estab- of convenience, safety and savings National Donor Daylishing a “medical home” for everyone with TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery- which means improved Continuity of (TPHD). With TPHD, picking up your 14 FebruaryCare! Your healthcare needs are coor- prescriptions is as easy as picking updinated by your individual medical pro- your mail. Maintenance medications National Donor Day - a day where one can give the gift ofvider who is leading a care team of are delivered to your home – eliminat- life. National Donor Day wasmedical professionals providing con- ing trips to the retail or military phar- started by the U.S. Department macy. Sign up for Automatic Refills of Health and Human service intinuous, comprehensive, and personal- 1998. While many celebrate 14ized prevention-based healthcare. At and your medication will be sent to FEB as Valentine’s Day andGuthrie, the Home Care Teams include you automatically when it’s time. You give away cards, candy and flowers to their loved ones,"Red," "White," "Blue", and "Gold". can also request refills by phone or some encourage themselves toEach consists of medical assistant, online 24 hours a day, seven days a give the ultimate gift of love by signing to become the donorsnurse, PA and a provider, ensuring you week, at 1-877-363-1433 (have your of organs and tissue. With theare cared for by the same Family maintenance medication prescription support of US Department of Health and Human Service;health team. Do you know who your information and your doctor’s tele- Valentine’s Day has been des-Primary Care Manager (PCM) is? Do phone number by the phone when you ignated as National Donor Day to increase the awareness ofyou know what “HOME” you are on? If call), or via www.express-scripts.com/ the lives that can be saved byyour answer is NO, please contact TRICARE donating organs and tissues. ItGuthrie Clinic at 315-772-2778. is estimated that 50 lives can American Red Cross 772-6561 be touched and saved if one person becomes the donor ofGUTHRIE REMODELING CONTINUES organ and tissue. To learnPatients and visitors to Guthrie Clinic New Volunteer Orientation: Will be more about donating the gift of held on 7 March in the American Red Cross life, check out the followingare asked to remain alert to ongoing website: http:// Office, RM B1-35 in Clark Hall at 1300, pleaseremodeling efforts within Guthrie www.organdonor.gov/ call 772-6561 to sign up or stop by our of- index.html .Clinic. This may result in new signs fice.going up that require patients/visitorsto utilize alternate routes to gain ac- Key Volunteer Opportunity-cess to the Pharmacy, restrooms, and Specifically we are looking to fill our humanother areas. MEDDAC Command ap- resources based Coordinator of Volunteerspreciates the Fort Drum Community’s position that assists in the oversight/continued patience while Guthrie un- management of our volunteer program. Ifdergoes its continued facelift. interested in this volunteer position please call 772-7373. Visit us on Facebook: American Red Cross Fort Drum!
4. Training available at ACS Resilience Training: Marathon: 6-9 February, 0930 – 1430, ACS. To make a reservation, please call 772-0470/2848. Class is open to all Family members and DoD / DA Civilians. Key Caller Training: 14 February, 1400-1500 or 1700-1800, ACS. Volunteer Opportunities OPSEC Training: 27 February, 1300-1430. The Watertown Rescue Mis- CARE Team Training: 21 February, 0900-1230, ACS. sion is looking for volunteers to assist at their Thrifty Shop- Stress Management: 7 February, 1330-1530. per store on Arsenal Street. When an individual shops at Anger Management: 21 February, 1330-1530. the store, the proceeds from the purchase goes to the Scream Free Parenting: 22-23 February, 0900-1500. homeless and poor. Volun- Couples Communication: 10 February, 1330-1530 . teers will assist stocking the shelves, organizing sections of the store, assisting cus- tomers and many other day to day tasks. They are looking for day to day volunteers as well as for two events they have coming up and will need volunteers to assist with. Feb 4– Buy One Get One Sale; Feb 5- 46% off Su- per Bowl Sale; Mar 10- 50% off winter items only. For more info, contact Lisa DeAn- gelo; Dir. of Volunteer Svc at the Mission at 315-701-3841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Fort Drum FitnessMagrath Gym update:POOL WILL BE CLOSED 19 DECEMBER 2011 – 8 MAY 2012 FOR REPAIRS.H eal t h Man ag em en t must be ID card holders and 18 Program is an assess- years of age and older. Trainer is Monti Fitness Center hours ment to get individuals available Monday-Friday, 5:30-9 & Pool hours of operationinto a fitness, lifestyle and nutri- pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 am Gym: Hours of operation aretional program. Cost is $10. Re- -5 pm. Log your Walk to Afghani- Monday-Friday, 0600-2100,ceive a personal exercise and nutri- stan miles monthly at Monti Fitness Saturday and Sunday, 0900-tion report. Fitness Instruction in- Center. Pavilion Rentals are $25 1700.cludes equipment skill qualification, plus $25 cleaning deposit per pavil-free weights, cardio respiratory Pool : Monday-Friday, 0830- ion rental.equipment, body composition, ex- 2030; Saturday and Sunday,ercise prescription and program- Water Aerobics Classes are held 0900–1600.ming. Call for an appointment. Monday-Friday, 0930-1030 and Tuesday and Thursday evening atAerobics Fitness Classes are free 1830-1930. consist of low-impactand are Monday-Friday, morning classes designed to improve cardio-and evening classes. Classes of- vascular endurance, increase mus-fered are Power Zumba, Zumba, cular strength, and enhance flexibil-Zumba Toning, Cardio Fit, Yoga, ity. Exercises will target those hardYoga Sculpt, Spin, Spin Sculpt, Belly to tone areas. Classes offered areDancing, and Core. Call 772-4936 Aqua Fit, Aqua Tone, Aqua Zumbafor class schedule. Battalion and and H20 Blast. Classes are Free.Brigade Level Organizational and Free swim lessons are offered toFamily Days can be reserved on Solders only by appointment.weekends only at the Monti Physi- Wave pool is run on weekends Due to Magrath Pool Closure,cal Fitness Center. Two Personal 1000-1100, 1200-1300, and 1400- extended hours will be observed at Monti Physical Fitness CenterTrainers are now available. Initial 1500.consultation to include goal settingand basic information costs $10. **Functional Fitness Center is lo-After initial consultation each one cated at the Arts & Crafts Center-hour session will cost $25. Specials Operating hours are Monday – Fri-and promotions will be offered. day, 0700-1300, Saturdays, 1000- 1700 and closed Sundays. Open to The outdoor deck is enclosed withTrainer will focus on strength train- a 6 ft fence for privacy which makesing, cardio, weight loss, pregnancy, active duty military, **Family mem-and post pregnancy. Participants bers and DoD civilians.**
6. Sports & Leisure At the Commons WWE Pay-Per-View Wres-SKI TRIP TO TITUS MOUNTAIN, tling - The Winners Circle 4th Annual Jack T Sweet Sports Bar has all of the ex-MALONE NY with BOSS for Soldier citement of viewing WWE Pay-Appreciation Day Family Ice Fishing Fun Day Per-View on the big screen. Saturday, February 4th Admission is $3. Doors openDATE: 11 February at 1800. Live preshow will be- Join us at Krings Point State gin at 1930 with the featureDEPARTURE TIME: 0730 Park for a day of Ice Fishing and event starting at 2000, 19 FEB Fun. Starting at 7am lasting all -Elimination Chamber.RETURN TIME: NO LATER THAN day.2200 Super Sunday Fishing is not mandatory, over -Watch the final game on the large screen TVs while enjoy-This is free to anyone with a mili- 16 will need a license. ing your favorite snacks andtary ID. BOSS will cover rental costs beverages. Free half-time buf- will be other activities as well. fet served and drink specials.for any single Soldier who does not Drawing for a $100 gift card Bring a lawn chair, wear some courtesy of USAA at halftime,have their own equipment that warm clothes, and be ready to 5 FEB at 1600.travels with us. Sign up for this have some fun, as we remember Ultimate Fighting Champion-event for married Soldiers, Family our very own HERO. ships - Check out the Pay-Permembers, and children will be al- -View UFC Fight Night at the Directions: Winners Circle Sports Bar.lowed one week prior to the trip Pre fight activities begin atwith no rental costs being covered. Take 81 north to exit 50 N onto 2100 with the main event be- Route 12N. past Alexandria Bay ginning at 2200, 4 FEB- DoorsAny Families who wish to drive open at 1900. approx.. 5 miles to Krings Pointthemselves can go and ski for free. Road. Follow to State Park, look for banner. For more information contact Glenn Sweet @ 315-286-1835 Enjoy the Fort Drum Trails
7. Kids Corner….. CYS Services Sports Programs: Syracuse Stage Play, 25 Febru-S ary 2012, (Caroline, or Change) tart Smart General Devel- 1330-1900 cost $15. opment Program: SKIES instructional Program: Basketball for 3-5 yearold, registration through 24 Febru- Drama & Theater, Art Programs,ary. Cost $20 for a 6 week program Sew Kool, Kids in the Kitchen, Taek-runs on Saturdays from 25 February wondo, Tiny Tot Martial Arts, Draw- Black River Children’s– 31 March, 2012. The program ing, Gymnastics and Tumbling.. Callfocuses on teaching children and Author SKIES office for more informationtheir parents throwing, catching, on cost, ages and times at 772-kicking/punting, shooting, dribbling 0629.and running/agility skills in a safe,fun environment. . Visit the CYS Parent and Youth Orientation areServices Sports Office at 435A required for all members within 30Oswego Ave. or call 772-6718. days of member registration. Ori- entations are on 13th and 27th Feb-Youth Center Programs: ruary 2012 from 1800-1900. For more information please call the YC Syracuse Woman’s Basketball at 772-6719. Hope Marston Game, 7 Feb, 2012 , 1630-2300, will be at the library 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 11 February from 10 & 11 February 2012, 1800- 2000; 1330-1700. All ages welcome. African American/Black History Event, 17 Feb 2012, 1730-1900, Indoor Paintball 17 Feb 2012, from 1800-2100, cost $5 for members, $10 for non- members; Syracuse Men’s Basketball Game, 22 February 2012, 1630- 2300 (Space is limited to 12 teens);
8. Military Parents Night Out **FREE**Armed Services YMCA ishosting Military Parents You may sign up forNight Out Two Parent Nights each month. Religious ActivitiesThe Y will be hosting FREE A chaplain is always as close asChildcare for all active duty a phone call away. After duty hours, call 772-5647 and ask formilitary families at the fol- the duty chaplain.lowing locations and times. If you have questions, please call YMCA Project Family Life, 772-5540: Day-Fairground YMCA- Febru- Strong Communities at treat 24 February 2012 0930- 1500 Po Valley Chapel P4405.ary 3 & 17, March 9 & 23, 315-755-2016. POC CH (MAJ) Rick Cantrell.April 13 Activities will include Gym- St. Michael’s Catholic Congre-***Military Parents Night Out gation 772-0160: Catholicat the Fairgrounds will run nastics, Arts and Crafts, Mom’s Group meets Mondaysfrom 6-9:00pm Basketball, Soccer, Music, at 1000 at the Main Post Gym Games and FUN!!! Chapel, offering moms an op- portunity to gather for adult con- Carthage YMCA- January (light snack will be provided) versation, while their children21, February 18, March 17, play in a safe environment.April 21 Military Council of Catholic Women 772-0160: MCCW***Military Parents Night Out meets Wednesdays at 0930 at the Main Post Chapel. The Firstat the Carthage Y will run Friday of the month includesfrom 5-8pm Adoration & Mass. Rosary for Peace meets Wednesdays at 1130 in the Blessed SacramentAges 6 weeks to 11 years of Chapel. Child care is available.age Protestant Women of the Chapel 772-5591: PWOCSpace is limited! would like to invite you to join usMilitary ID required to reg- for fellowship, friendship, andister faith. For more information on PWOC send an email to presi- email@example.com.Registration opens the 1st Religious Education: Catholicof each month for Parents Religious Education Program is held Sundays at 0930; RICANight Out. In Person Reg- meets Sundays at 1230, andistrations will be taken at Catholic Youth meets at 1230 atall 3 YMCA Front Desks. the Youth Services Building. Protestant Religious EducationRegistration will close for meets on Sundays at 1100;Parents Night the studies for adults and children.Wednesday before the AWANA meets Wednesdays at 1730 and the Teens of theevent takes place. Chapel meet Sundays at 1730 at the Youth Services Building.
9. Kids Corner….. must be to raise strong childrenP who can handle the bumps and arent to Parent The Par- bruises that the world has in store. ent to Parent program We need to prepare them to cope provides informative and with difficult challenges and bounceinteractive parent workshops to Family Nights back ,groups or organizations in the localcommunity. Workshops run from Upcoming Workshops 7 FEB - FRG Reader,20 minutes to an hour. We cantailor workshops to meet your Make Your Own Valentine, 14 FEB-Valentine’s Party,group’s needs. Participants re- McEwen Library, Fort Drum, 14 21 FEB-Pajama Movie Night,ceive high quality resources and February, from 1000 – 1100. 28 FEB-Unicycle Ridersmaterials which will assist them in Dance, Move and Shake to thetheir role as their child’s best advo- Music, McEwen Library, Fortcate Drum, 28 February from 1000 – Community CenterFebruary workshop is ... 1100. Activities“Coping Skills: Children and Monument Ridge Communitythe Military .Life Style.” What Center (1400-1600), come inis resiliency and why is it so impor- and do a sand art craft, enjoytant for our military children? some snacks too!Though we would all like to protect 23 Feb- Adirondack Creek Com-our children from adversity, we munity Center (1400-1530)cannot protect them from all chal- make popsicle stick snowman,lenges and problems. Military color winter scenes and play aFamilies the every life stresses as small game along with cookieswell as the additional stresses of and cocoa.PCS moves and deployments. This 24 Feb- Rhicard Hills Commu-workshop outlines the 7Cs of cop- nity Center (1400-1600) makeing and resiliency. Parents will Boondoggle bracelets, andleave this workshop with real world snacks and juice will be pro-ideas of how to instill and nurture vided.confidence, competence, connec-tion, character, contribution, con-trol and coping skills in their mili-tary child. We cannot raise invul-nerable children. Our goal, then,
10. Housing News….. homes for sale can be found at: www.nnymls.com TThe off-post housing rental marketcontinues to have less than 1% here continues to be hundreds ofavailable rentals being reported homes for sale from $50,000-from the area’s largest apartment $175,000 in a 30 mile radius of Fort On-Post Housingcomplexes. Drum in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Notes Lawrence counties.As of 24 Jan 12, there were 29 ade-quate rental units available for rent REMINDER: There is no The new On-Post Housing Wait List parking on the roadway in theoff-post. These apartments range Policy in effect 1 January 2012 is housing areas from 1 Nov tofrom one to four bedroom units already showing its benefits with 1 April. This is required soavailable. The rental market some 60% newcomers housed com- snow removal operations are not negatively impacted andchanges daily please check with the pared to 10% previously. allows emergency responselocal apartment managers. Check vehicles safe access whileour apartment guide found on the serving the community.Fort Drum web page CURFEW: Garrison Policy Memorandum #11-18, FortDue to the high market demand, Drum Curfew for Minor Chil-check back often for changes and dren. The curfew applies tobe prepared to move fast when minors, defined as 17 years of age or younger, who live orapartments become available. Fort work on, travel to or visitDrum is working closely with off- Fort Drum. The curfew hourspost officials in getting new housing are from 2200hrs - 0500hrs Sundays through Thursdaysprojects started. and from 2400hrs - 0500hrs Fridays and Saturdays. ThisThere are currently some 250 new means that minors meetingapartment units under construction the age defined in the policyand another 340 that will start in cannot be outside the home unsupervised during the timesthe spring. Another 700 units are in mentioned above. The Direc-the final planning stages, with in- torate of Emergency Servicescentive financing provided by State Law Enforcement Divisionand Local governments, and should will be enforcing this Policy. Violation of the policy mayalso start next spring. result in an appearance before the Juvenile DisciplinaryWe expect over 1,300 new units Control Board.will be opened in late 2012 through2014. Information on available
11. Arts and Crafts… and Automotive.. Oh My!!! Automotive Shop Hours of operation are Tues-Hours of operation are Wednesday day-Friday, 1100-1900, andand Thursday, 1200-1900, and Friday Saturday and Sunday, 0800-and Saturday, 100-1700. knit stitch, increasing/decreasing, 1600. casting off and reading patterns. This Equipment/Services availableKolorful Kreations - An area has class includes the supplies. Cost is are regular bays, vehicle lifts,been set up for ceramic painting at $25 per person. paint booths, body bays, weld-your leisure. The Arts & Crafts is of- ing bays, wheel balancing, tirefering an area to come to and paint a Stain Glass Class will be offered 4 changing, and towing.ceramic project at your leisure. Pur- February, 1300-1600. In this class Safety Orientation Classeschase a piece of Bisque then paint it you learn the basics of stain glass are free and is required to usefor $1.75 per inch. Cover Coat paints from cutting the glass to soldering. the Automotive Skills Centerand brushes are provided (enough to Choose from several different sun and is offered Tuesday-Friday,paint each item, not to keep), then we catchers or create a special one of 1200-1700, and Saturdaydip in glaze & fire the project for you. your own. This class is $30 with all 1000.Come on down during our operational materials provided. Ceramics will be Welding Class will be held onhours and get started. Accompanied 2 February at 1700. Manda- offered 4, 11, 18 & 25 February, 1100children 5 and up may participate. -1500. Learn how to make unique tory class to use Auto CraftsParties may be booked 2 weeks in gifts with a personal touch. Attend welding equipment.advance, minimum of 8 for each one mold class to get certified to pour Brake Class will be held 9party. Stop in for more details. your own ceramic pieces. We show February at 1700. Class will you how to get started and supply all show you the difference be-Glass Fusion Class takes a glass the materials needed to pour and fire tween disc and drum brakesbottle and transforms it into a cheese your first project to bisque for just $5. and will also go over ABStray, wind chimes or dish. We can No paints are included. brake system and wheel bear-melt the bottle for you our glass kiln. ings.Cost is $1/bottle plus $3.50 for the Pottery Classes (three sessions) will Emissions Class will be heldcost of paper required to use in the be held on 1, 2, & 23 February, 1700- 16 February at 1700. Manda-kiln. Bottles need to be clean with all 1900. Learn the basics of pottery, tory class to use emissionswrappers removed. We have an as- hand building, coil pots and the tester that checks check en-sortment of bottles on hand for sale wheel. Instruction fee is $30 for all gine lights will save you timealready slumped for $6 each. three sessions, plus supplies. and money. Basic Electrical Class will beStudios are open for your use on a Framing Classes will be offered 8-9 held on 23 February at 1700.walk-in basis all patrons are charged & 15-16 February, 1700-1845, 25 This class will help you under-a $1 per hour. Qualification classes February, from 1300-1600, two hours stand the basic wiring in yourare required in woodworking, framing, each day to learn how to frame pic- vehicle.stained glass and ceramics. Staff is tures or prints. Instruction fee is $20 Basic Car Care Class is of-always here to help out once you plus materials for your project. Bring fered Tuesdays and Thurs-have been certified. an item to frame (no bigger than 16 x days, 1700-1830. Class is co- 20). sponsored with Child andWoodworking Safety/Orientation Youth Services. Signup atClass will be offered 4 February 1000 Beginner Sewing Class (three ses- Youth Services. Resale Lot is-1200. This one-class session is re- sions) will be offered 9, 16, & 23 Feb- closed and will reopen 1 Aprilquired to use the woodshop and is $5 ruary, 1230- 1430. Learn how to op- 2012. Must have valid platesfor supplies. and insurance. Cost is $10 for erate a sewing machine, and then construct pajama bottoms. You will 30 days and located in front ofRouter Class will be offered 17 Feb- be given a supply list the day of the the Firestone building. Newruary, 1500-1700 to customers that first class to purchase items to make and improved car washeshave taken the Wood Shop safety your project. Instruction fee is $30 for coming soon. Winter hours forclass to further enhance their wood- all three sessions, you provide sup- the Car Wash located on Me-working skills. Registration and pre- plies. If you have your own machine morial Drive is open Monday-payment of $10/person is required. please bring it along with instruction Friday, 0800-1900 and Satur- book. days, 0800-1600. Car WashBasic Beginner Knit Class will be on First Street is open Mondayoffered 3 February, 1030-1230. You Call 772-6857 for more information. -Friday, 0800-1900, and Satur-will knit a simple cotton dishcloth and days, 0800-1600.learn the different yarn sizes, types of Call 772-5785 or 783-5784 forfibers and techniques. Casting on, more information.
12. Saranac Lake Winter CarnivalBeginning ness, the ice is partially cut using a saw that was designed and built locally in the 1940’s for the harvesting of refrigeration ice. It is essentially a huge circular saw blade mounted on a sled and driven by a gasolineThe Saranac engine. The saw can cut to a depth of ap-Lake Winter Carnival began as an integral proximately eleven inches. Since the icepart of Saranac Lake’s history as a renowned often reaches depths in excess of 20 inches,health resort. Back in the late 1800s, the the cutting process must be completed withvillage was a thriving logging community large hand saws that are relics of the tradi-nestled deep in the Adirondack wilderness. tional ice harvesting process. The blocksThe area’s pristine setting provided healingand rejuvenation for hundreds of sufferersof tuberculosis from all over North America.In the course of “taking the cure” here,many patients experienced a renewed pas-sion for life, and took every opportunity, inevery season, to explore the natural beautythat surrounded them. The long, cold Adi- taken from the lake are two feet wide androndack winters with snow-covered moun- four feet long, are anywhere from one to twotains and ice-encrusted lakes provided the feet thick, and accordingly will weigh be-opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreational tween four and eight hundred pounds!activities such as skiing, sledding, and skat- The blocks are moved onshore via a con-ing. In order to take a break from winter’s veyor belt, and are maneuvered into placechill and to promote “outdoor sports and with “peaveys” – metal-tipped poles withgames”, the Pontiac Club was formed in hinged metal hooks – and ice tongs. The 2’1896, and a year later, they sponsored the by 4’ blocks are hoisted onto the structurefirst “Mid-Winter Carnival”. This first Win- by cranes and “log loaders” and then ce-ter Carnival was a two-day affair that fea- mented to one another with a “mortar”tured skating races, a parade and an “ice made of slush. As the slush freezes, the block walls become rigid. While designs vary from year to year and reflect the theme chosen, a small palace requires about 1,000 blocks while a large one requires 3,000 or more. Within each palace is an array of col- ored lights that transform the Palace into a vivid sculpture of ice and light every evening! Be sure to look at the ice blocks carefully because they sometimes have water plants,tower” – features that have been, in one fish or other items captured within them!form or another, part of every Carnival The Palace is generally adorned withsince. brightly colored flags and ice carvings reflect- ing the carnival theme. Fireworks over theConstruction palace take place at the opening ceremonyAbout six weeks before the Carnival, an ice and again at the closing of the carnival.field is marked off on Lake Flower’s PontiacBay. Once the ice reaches a suitable thick-
13. Carnival Schedule FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 7:30 p.m. - Coro- Park & Recreation nation Of Carnival Royalty *At the Harrietstown Town Hall Sponsored By Trip Scheduled Womens Civic Chamber Post Corona- tion: Reception following the cere- mony at the Down Hill Grill 10 p.m.: Music – Alexis P. Suter Band (The Waterhole, $)*Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 10 a.m.: Icebeing offered 4 February. Trip Palace Fun Run (4 miles) (Ice Palace) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 19th Annual Businessleaves Parks & Recreation at & Professional Women Chocolate Fes-1400 and will return at ap- tival (Harrietstown Town Hall, $) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Lutheran Churchproximately 2200. This is the Women’s Craft Sale (Harrietstownlongest running event of the Town Hall, $) 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Petrova Winter Carni-kind in the eastern U.S. Now val (fun for kids) (Petrova Elementarycelebrating its 114th anniver- School Cafeteria, $) 11 a.m.: The Curling Exhibition (Nearsary, the Carnival began as a the State Boat Launch site on Lakeone-day event to break up the Flower) 11 a.m.: Paul Smith’s College Woods-long Adirondack winters and men’s Exhibition (Riverside Park)has grown into a 10-day festi- 11:00 a.m. - White Stag Downhill Ski Races* (Mt. Pisgah Ski Center, $)val that includes sports, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Arctic Bar-B-dances, performances, two pa- Que (Mount Pisgah Ski Center, $) Pre- sented by the Friends of Mount Pisgahrades and two sets of spec- 12:30 p.m.: NBT Bank Ladies’ Fry Pantacular fireworks above the Toss (Riverside Park, $) 2:30 p.m.: Lost in Space – follow theworld-famous Ice Palace. Call clues (Riverside Park, $) Sponsored byParks & Recreation for more the Women’s Civic Chamber 4:30-7:00 p.m.: 14th SL Figure Skatinginformation. Spaghetti Dinner* (Methodist Church, $) Call for take-out – 891-3473
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16. Fort Drum Tax As-sistance Centeroffers free tax re-turn preparationCapt. Jordan Walerstein Security number verification letter is- sued by the Social Security Administra-Tax Assistance Center Officer in tion. (Your military ID is not sufficient.)Charge Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents listed on the tax return.The Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center Your Army W-2, which is available atis scheduled to open Tuesday. Staffed www.mypay.dfas.mil. (Your leave andby IRS trained and certified Soldiers, earnings statement is not sufficient.)the TAC will prepare and electronically A voided check to receive your re-file your federal and state income tax fund by direct deposit.returns free of charge. By filing your To file taxes electronically on a marriedreturn electronically, you can receive -filing-joint tax return, both spousesyour refund in as little as one week. must be present or have a special power of attorney or IRS Form 2848Part of the Legal Assistance Office and authorizing you to sign the return.the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, The following documents may be nec-the TAC staff assists active-duty Sol- essary depending on your circum-diers, mobilized Reservists on active stances:duty for more than 29 days, retired ser- Individual Taxpayer Identificationvice members and their Families. Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents;Under Army regulations, self-employedtaxpayers and those involved in other Proof of foreign status, if applyingprivate business activities are not eligi- for an ITIN;ble for tax assistance services. (Family Wage and earning statement(s)Child Care providers remain eligible.) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R from all em- ployers of all of your Family Members;The TAC staff also is equipped to pre- Interest and dividend statementspare 2010 returns for Soldiers returning from banks and brokers, including mort-from deployment who were not able to gage interest statements (Forms 1099);file last year. A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available;Located on South Post at the corner ofLewis and Conway / First Street West Divorce decrees and receipts forin Bldg. T-120 (near the AAFES gas alimony paid or received;station and across the street from Be- Child custody and support orders;havioral Health), the TAC will be open Receipts for IRA contributions;from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondaythrough Friday. Total paid for day care provider and the day care provider’s tax identifyingBeginning Monday, you may call 772- number (the providers Social Security6727 to schedule a next business day number or business Employer Identifi-appointment. Throughout tax season, cation Number); and Receipts andthe appointment line will open at 1 p.m. other supporting documentation if youeach day and will remain open until all plan to itemize your deductions in lieuappointments are filled for the next of the standard deduction.business day. Visit www.facebook.com/drumtax forThe following documents are required the most up-to-date information on theto schedule an appointment: TAC. Military ID (Common Access Card) For more information, call the Fort Social Security cards for you, your Drum Tax Assistance Center at 772-spouse and dependents and/or a Social 3735.
17. “Seven Hearts”There are seven hearts hidden in this picture can you find them?