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FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
FRSA Flash 26 Sep 2012
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  • 1. 4-31 FRSA Flash29 SEP — C-Co FRG MTG @ DATES TO REMEMBEROld McDonald’s Farm @ 1000 September 28, 20125-8 OCT — Columbus Holiday Week- September Suicide Prevention Monthend Education comes first. The VA stresses the importance of indi-6 OCT — D-Co FRG MTG/Pot Luck @ viduals and organizations learning the warning signs of depression or the sudden presence of risky behavior. But what of the peopleD-Co Classroom that show no classic warning signs, and are hesitant to reach out because of the stigma behind asking for help?10 OCT — Etiquette Class & DressSwap @ Rhicard Hills Community Cen- The Military Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 provides free, confiden- tial support to Veterans and their families from qualified profes-ter @ 1800 sionals—many of them veterans themselves. Since its launch in 2007, they have answered more than 640,000 calls and made more26 OCT — Fort Drum Haunted Hayride than 23,000 life-saving rescues. The Veterans Crisis Line is open around the clock, seven days a week, and veterans can connect via@ Remington Park phone, anonymous online chat, and text message. Learn about the signs of crisis. www.veteranscrisisline.net.27 OCT — 2BCT Haunted Hotel Event AfterDeployment.org provides interactive videos, resources, as- sessments and more information focusing on PTSD, anger, depres-10-13 NOV — Veteran’s Day Holiday sion, and other topics.Weekend MilitaryMentalHealth.org provides anonymous mental health and14 NOV — GI Jane Day IV alcohol self- assessments, along with additional resources for fam- ily members and loved ones.20 NOV — 4-31 Turkey Bowl The National Center for Telehealth and Technology has put to- gether a list of mobile applications and healthcare provider re- sources for service members, veterans, and their families. View or22-25 NOV — Thanksgiving Day Holi- download these apps at www.t2health.org/mobile-apps.day Weekend Suicide is preventable. During Suicide Prevention Month, show29 NOV — Battalion Ball support to those in need and their loved ones by spreading the word about these and other confidential resources that are right at their fingertips.9 DEC — Battalion Holiday Party @Monti Gym @ 1300 **Information taken from National Military Family Association http://www.militaryfamily.org/feature-articles/suicide-prevention.html 9/26/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO
  • 2. DATES TO REMEMBER September 20129/29 Meet The Author: Hope Marston McEwen Library9/29 Skate Jam Youth Center October 201210/1-14 Clothing Give-Away Drop-Off ACS10/1 Homemade Christmas Group ACS10/2 English For Speakers of Other Languages ACS10/2 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS10/3 Red Cross Orientation 1300 Clark Hall B1-3510/4 Payday Activities10/4 Employment 101 ACS10/5 Division DONSA10/6 Men’s & Women’s Fashion Show PX10/8 Division DONSA / Columbus Day10/5 BOSS 5K Fun Run Magrath Complex10/5 Couponing Class ACS10/5 In Her Shoes: Living With Domestic Violence ACS10/9 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS10/9 EFMP Support Group ACS10/10 Build Your Own Business ACS10/12 Veterans’ Information Day (Watertown, NY) Dulles Building10/12 EFMP Autism Support Group 0900-1100 ACS10/13 I’m Alone Youth Training School Age Center10/16 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS10/16 Clothing Giveaway 1000 ACS10/18 Volunteer of the Month Ceremony 1030-1130 The Commons10/19 Coping with Deployment Class USO10/20 Toyland Grand Opening PX10/23 Welcome Tour 0930-1400 ACS10/24 Family Support Huddle 1000-1130 EN10/25 Family Wellness Support Group 1000-1100 ACS10/25 Remembrance Ceremony 1630 Memorial Park10/26 Daytreat 0930-1500 Po Valley Center10/26 Division Retirement Ceremony 1600 MPA10/26 Right Arm Night 1700 The Commons10/26 Haunted Hayride Remington Park10/27 2BCT Haunted Hotel (Open to the Public) Old Post 9/26/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO 2
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  • 4. Luck-E-Star RodeoSeptember 29, 2012 Upstate New York Apple SeasonBulls & Barrels, Junior Bulls & Kids RodeoWhitaker Road, Martinsburg at 1:00pm Apple Country —For more information, call (315) 783-9589 www.nyapplecountry.com/consumer.htmOKTOBERFEST Behling Orchards —Saturday, September 29, 2012 - Saturday, September29, 2012 www.behlingorchards.com/index.htmCape Vincent, NY - The official Oktoberfest inMunich typically runs from the last 2 weeks in Pick Your Own —September to October. An Autumn Farmers and craf- www.pickyourown.org/nyup.htmters Market will compliment our Beer Garden, fea-turing authentic German beers, NY State microbrew- Burrville Cider Mill —eries and wineries. www.burrvillecidermill.com/Email: thecape@tds.net SHELLEY HIGGINSPhone: 315-654-2481 - SHELLEY HIGGINSLinks: http//www.capevincent.org1812 WALKSaturday, September 29, 2012 - Friday, September28, 2012Sackets Harbor , NY - Begins at Seaway Trail Dis-covery Center, 401 W. Main StreetEnjoy 3.1 and 6.2-mile walks sanctioned by Ameri-can Volkssport Association (AVA). Organized lei-sure walkers who want the official stamp for com-pleting the walks for AVA logbooks can purchaseaccreditation for $3.00. Those completing GreatLakes Seaway Trail Walks can purchase commemora-tive pinsEmail: daryl@seawaytrail.com DARYL GILESPhone: 315-646-1000 x200 - DARYL GILESLinks: http://www.seawaytrail.com/volkssportTaste of Home Cooking SchoolOctober 20, 2012Mark your calendars and dont miss the "Taste ofHome Cooking School" on October 20th at the Low-ville Academy School Auditorium. Doors open atnoon so youll have plenty of time to view all thevendors before the show starts at 3PM and ends at6PM. There will be vendors, cookbooks for sale,and much more! Check back for more details as theybecome available.27th Annual Craft FairOctober 20, 2012The Lowville Fire Department Auxiliary presentsthe 26th Annual Craft Fair being held at the Low-ville Fire House from 9:00am to 3:00pm!There will be lots of craft vendors, a bake saleand raffles. Lunch items available. 9/26/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO 4
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  • 7. St. Lawrence CountyBreezy Maples Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybalemaze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresheggs, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, portal-potties, face painting, Bouncy castle, ponyrides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)331 Willard Road, Massena,NY 13662. Phone: (315) 705-6460. Email: info@breezymaples.com. Open: We will open for the 2011 season on Satur-day, Septmeber 24; Open Sunday through Friday Noon to 6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 6:00pm. Directions:From Massena, follow route 37 south 4.4 miles from the corner of route 56, take a left onto Willard, the farm isahead on the right. From Potsdam and Canton - Take county route 34 (Swamp Road) from route 310 into Louisville.After the bridge, take a right onto Willard road. The farm is 1.5 miles ahead on the left. From Waddington - Followroute 37 into Louisville -Willard is the next right past Louisville school. Click here for a map and directions. Openfor Christmas Trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check.Kingstons Roadside Stand - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepickedproduce, petting zoo, farm animals. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, No-vember, December. Open: 12pm to 6pm daily, then after Thanksgiving daily from 2pm to 6pm. Payment: Cash, Check.Haunted Hayride and Haunted House, Starting October 6th, every weekend in October and open Halloween Nightfor the Haunted Barn from 8:00-10:00 PM. We also now have bedding plants!39 County Route 34, Canton, NY 13617. Phone: 315-322-0524 and 315-528-1081. Email us at:kathy_barney2001@yahoo.com.LBs Pumpkins & Corn Maize - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from thefield, corn maze, restrooms. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10 amto 5 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.1639 State Highway 58, Edwards, NY 13635. Phone: 315-562-2320. Email: lbspumpkins@tds.net. Directions: 14 mileNorth of Gouverneur on State Highway 58, look for signs. 14 miles South of Fine on State Highway 58, look forsigns. Click here for a map and directions.Oswego CountyBehling Orchards - Apples, pumpkins, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gath-ered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, prepickedproduce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, wagon rides, face painting, pony rides.Open: 8am to5pm seven days a week September 1st thru October 31st. Strawberries: June 10th. Raspberries, blackberries: July.Corn maze and other fall activities are open from September15th through October 31st" Payment: Cash, Check.114 potter rd , Mexico, NY 13114. Phone: 3159637068. Email us at: ebehling61@hotmail.com.The Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours. We also have squash, gourds,Indian corn, corn stalks and mums. We have a kiddy wagon ride, pumpkin sling shots and more. Come on out and seewhats new we look forward to seeing you all at The Farm! Saturdays and Sundays starting October 2nd to 30thhours are 11am to 5pm; Also Monday October 11th from 11am to 5pm; We do open on weekdays for large groupsplease call or e - mail for more information. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.102 Huntley Road, Phoenix, NY 13135. Phone: 315-695-3276. Alternate Phone: 315-374-7941. Email: the-farm07@yahoo.com. 9/26/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO 7
  • 8. Ontario Orchards Farm and Farm Market - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick inthe field, Fall festival, corn maze, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, Turkeys(organic, not-hormone-fed), Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacksand refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pet-ting zoo, farm animals, school tours.7735 State Route 104, Oswego, NY 13126. Phone: 315-343-6328. Email:info@ontarioorchards.com.Open: second weekend in September through Columbus Day weekend, every Saturday and Sundayfrom 9am til 6pm.Remsen Depot Corn Maze - corn maze, train rides, wagon rides, 6-Acre "CORNucopia" Corn Maze,Flashlight Nites. Free hay Wagon ride or short walk from Remsen Depot to maze. Refreshmentsand "Conductors Closet" gift shop. Flashlight Nites-must have flashlight to be admitted.Open: Saturdays & Sundays, September 16 through October 15, noon to 5 p.m.; Fridays, October6 & October 13 & Saturdays, October 7 & 14, 5-9 p.m. ; no tickets sold after 8 p.m. Childrenunder 8 must be accompanied by adult. No pets in maze, please. 25+ group tours, times & ratesby arrangement. 2006 prices: Adults, $6; Under 12, $4. $1.00 Off discount admission couponsavailable.10603 Depot Street, Remsen, NY, 13438. Phone: 315-831-8096. Email us at: theblueberry-farm@yahoo.com.Sage Creek Orchards - Apples, blueberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October,November. Open: 7 days a week, from 9am to 6pm July 1st thru November 15th. Payment: Cash,Check, Visa/MasterCard.139 Minckler Rd., Mexico, NY 13114. Phone: 315-963-3486. Fax: 315-963-3578. Email us at:sagecreekorchard@aol.com.Great Pumpkin Festival - Pumpkin Festival Washington Square (East Park), Oswego, NY. Oswego isone of 20 international weigh-in sites for pumpkin growers competing in the Great Pumpkin Com-monwealth. Growers from Oswego, and throughout New York, Pennsylvania, New England and Can-ada will be competing in Oswego. Past winners have been 1,000-pound (in 1996), a 752-poundpumpkin, a 731-pound squash, and a 107-pound watermelon. There is also live music, arts andcrafts vendors and demonstrations, pumpkin carving lessons, ghost stories told by City HistorianRosemary Nesbitt, scarecrow building and pumpkin carving contests, a mini farmers market andfoodsPhone: 315-342-7225. Email: precisely@bridgemicro.com. Open: October 01 and October 02,2005, Sat, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sun, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. 9/26/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO 8
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  • 11. October 20th 1st Annual Pumpkin Chunkin Contest, Riverside Drive, Clayton www.1000islands-clayton.com/punkinchunkin (Rain Date October 21st) Admission to the Punkin Chunkin Festival is free and begins at 11am featuring competitive firings throughout the day withawards at 5pm. The festival will have two categories of competition, which also compete against each other for the Best OverallDesign, which is the farthest throw for the height of their trebuchet. The two categories are: Adults (18 & older) and Youth (11-17 years old) . It costs $5 to enter the competition. http://www.1000islands-clayton.com/punkinchunkin.asp There are still entry spaces available for the Punkin Chunkin. Contestants can call the Clayton Chamber of Commerce at 315- 686-3771, email beth@1000islands-clayton.com or stop by the office at 517 Riverside Drive, Clayton NY. October 26 & 27, 2012 "Halloween Towne" in Downtown Lowville, NY Friday "FRIGHT NIGHT" 6-9pm "SCARY" Saturday 11am-11pm Join us for ghoulish games, frightening food, and freaky fun for the whole family!! <—————Halloween Towne Schedule 9/26/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO 11
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  • 15. Resources Need To Talk To Someone? Military & Family Life Consultant (MFLC) 2BCT MFLC Dona Kingsley 315-955-4823Mobilization and Deployment Classes FRG Leader 9am-1pm Personal Financial Counselor—PFC-MFLC 7 NOV (315) 486-5770 Key Caller 2-3:30pm or 5-6:30pm Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLC) 9 OCT provide solution-oriented consultations to individu- als, couples, families, and groups. Key Caller 10-11:30am or 2-3:30pm 13 NOV The Military and Family Life Consultant (MFLC) 12 DEC Program is designed to provide support and assis- tance to active duty Soldiers, National Guard & Advance Key Caller 1-2:30pm Reserves, military Family Members and civilian 15 OCT personnel. Military and Family Life Consultants can help people who are having trouble coping Informal Funds 2-3pm with concerns and issues of daily life. 7 NOV Care Team 9am-12:30pm Official 4-31 BN Facebook Page 6 DEC 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry “Polar Bears” Event Planning 1-2:30pm 3 OCT https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/4-31- Infantry-Polar-Bears/239135106115186Army Family Team Building (AFTB)-9—4pm 22-26 Oct — Fall Marathon POC for 4-31 FRSA Flash Newsletter BN FRSA tracey.m.jones1.civ@mail.milOPSEC Safety for Families 10:30am—12pm 315-772-8416 3 OCT 10 DEC Contents of this Newsletter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event To register for training, please call sources. Material presented does not represent the 772-0470 or 772/2848. views or endorsement of the 4-31 IN, 2BCT or the Childcare is NOT available. Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines. 9/26/2012 UNCLASSIFIED /FOUO 15

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