FRSA FLASH 01 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 guidelines
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.
The Zoo is currently on its winter hours. We are open Saturday and Sunday 10AM - 4PM. Beginning March 1, the Zoo will be open daily from 10PM - 5PM. Admission into the Zoo is: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids (3-12), Kids under 3 are free!2012 SPECIAL EVENTS Call 315-755-0895 for more informationMarch 10 - Jr. Animal Keepers (9:30AM - 11:00AM)March 16 - Wild About Reading! (11AM - 11:30AM)March 17 - Animal Enrichment - Bobcats (10AM - 11AM)Earth Day Celebration - April 21, 2012Zoom! - June 16 and 17, 2012Bobcats, Bears and Brews - August 11, 2012 (21+ only)Zoo-to-Do - October 13, 2012Boo at the Zoo - October 27 and 28, 2012Holiday HullabaZoo - December 8, 2012The Zoo is currently on its winter hours. We are open Saturday and Sunday 10AM - 4PM. Beginning March 1, the Zoo will be open daily from 10PM - 5PM. Admission into the Zoo is: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Kids (3-12), Kids under 3 are free!2012 SPECIAL EVENTS Call 315-755-0895 for more informationMarch 10 - Jr. Animal Keepers (9:30AM - 11:00AM)March 16 - Wild About Reading! (11AM - 11:30AM)March 17 - Animal Enrichment - Bobcats (10AM - 11AM)Earth Day Celebration - April 21, 2012Zoom! - June 16 and 17, 2012Bobcats, Bears and Brews - August 11, 2012 (21+ only)Zoo-to-Do - October 13, 2012Boo at the Zoo - October 27 and 28, 2012Holiday HullabaZoo - December 8, 2012
ALTMAR, NY - The Tug Hill/Black River Chapter of TroutUnlimited in cooperation with the NYS Department ofEnvironmental Conservation will sponsor a two-day fly-fishingseminar for women June 2 and 3 on the Salmon River in Altmar. “This seminar is geared exclusively for women looking toimprove their fly-fishing skills,” said instructor Lindsay Agness.“It will cover instruction from beginner to advanced stages offly-fishing, fly-fishing tips and tactics, and hands-on instructionpertaining to Lake Ontario tributary-style fishing, which can also be applied to many other streams, creeks and rivers.” “There will be highly skilled and experienced female and male instructors on hand to provide guidance so everyonehas ample opportunities to learn,” said Agness. “The course will encompass indoor and outdoor classroom settingsas well as actual fishing in the Salmon River for trout and other freshwater species.”Classes will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at the NYS DEC Salmon River Fish Hatchery in Altmar, and at 8 a.m.Sunday, June 3. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The deadline to register is May 19. Registration is $25 per day or$40 for both days. Participants must be age 18 or older and must have a current New York State fishing license.Class size is limited to 20 students. The seminars will be held rain or shine. Participants should dress for theweather and bring bug repellant and sun block as needed. Waders or hip boots are recommended, as the watertemperature might still be chilly in mid-June. Equipment will be available at the seminar, but those who have agood, working fly rod set-up should bring it.Pre-registrations can be e-mailed to: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>with “2012 Women’s Fly Seminar c/o Lindsay Agness TU” in the subject line. Checks should be made payable to“The Tug Hill/Black River Chapter of TU” and mailed to Lindsay Agness – T.U. Seminars, 60 Monroe Street,Honeoye Falls NY 14472. Those with questions may e-mail Lindsay Agness at the above address.
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 16-18WatertownNorth Country Goes Green Irish Festivalhttp://www.ncirishfest.com/March 17 & 18 and 24 & 25Lowville Area16th Annual Maple WeekendMaple Weekend is a family event...and theres no better way to spend time with family and friends! Five mapleproducers in Lewis County, along with over 90 other maple producers across New York State, will be hosting openhouses for the public to see how Maple Syrup and other related products are made. This family oriented event is sureto delight visitors of all ages. Participants will be boiling sap into maple syrup and many will demonstrate themaking of other maple products...and of course, visitors can sample and purchase maple products. In addition, someof the sugar houses will provide a variety of other activities to make your visit more memorable.The following Lewis County Maple Producers will be participating: Swisser Sweet Maple - Open 3/19, 3/20, 3/26& 3/27 from 10am to 4pm ~ Jason & Barbara Zehr at 6242 Swiss Rd, Castorland NY. (315) email@example.com or visit: www.swissersweetmaple.com Tug Hill Sweets & Treats - Open 3/17,18,24 & 25from 10am to 4pm ~ County Route 163, Copenhagen NY. (315) 408-8100Golden Maple Shanty - Open 3/26 from 10am to 4pm ~ Marvin Widrick at 4836 Sharp Rd, Lowville NY. (315)376-6310 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.mapleshanty.comPierces Sugar Spigot - Open 3/17,18,24 & 25 from 10am to 4pm ~ Karen & Carl Pierce at 11603 Route 812,Croghan NY. (315) 543-2980 email@example.com or visit: www.lcida.org/sspigot.htmlYanceys Sugarbush - Open 3/24 & 3/25 from 10am to 4pm ~ Haskel & Jane Yancey at 7981 Long Pond Rd,Croghan NY. (315)346-6356 firstname.lastname@example.orgMarch 17Sackets Harbor10AM at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center12th annual quilt show...the War of 1812 quilt challenge....at least 75 quilts to be displayed @ Seaway TrailDiscovery Center on March 17 and 18 from 10am to 5pm....$5.00 admissionContactDaryl Or Lynette PHONE- email@example.comMarch 30 & 31Alexandria BayBonnie Castle Resort, Holland St.The Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Societys Eleventh Annual Winter Getaway Weekend. Friday, 7 - 10pm: Delaney Brothers (first Getaway appearance) $10 per person Saturday, 7 - 10 pm: Darren Beachley & HeartTown $10 per person Dave Nichols and Spare Change will open both Friday and Saturday shows. Jamming everyday including Sunday. Guitar Raffle, 50/50 raffles and more. Tickets available at the door. Special room rates beingoffered at Bonnie Castle.
April 10Carthage7:00 pm. The internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will be performing at Carthage High School, tickets availablefor $12 contact Richard Weber at 493-5945April 13-15Clayton40TH ANNUAL 1000 ISLANDS SPRING BOAT SHOWCerow Recreation Park ArenaSpring is in the air and the River is calling you. Stop by and see the latest from fishing boats to cruisers. Admissioncharged. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CHAMBER STAFFPhone: 315-686-3771 - CLAYTON CHAMBERApril 20ClaytonBALLROOM DANCE PARTY FRIDAYS WITH DOUG & BONNIEClayton 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 Town11:00 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 PMhttp://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. While George dreams big, Lennie seeks the comfort of little everyday pleasures. AsGeorge’s dreams become reachable, his compassion is tested through Lennie’s mistakes, posing the question - Whatmakes true friends and what makes true men?May 6Watertownhttp://www.msupstateny.orgEvent Description Walk MS is a simple but incredibly powerful way for you to share in the hope for the future.Walk MS is our rallying point, a place and time for us to stand together and to be together, while raising funds toend this disease.May 20Sackets HarborGREAT STRIDES WALK TO BENEFIT CYSTIC FIBROSISHeld @ Gazebo on W. Main Steet Starts @ 8am and ends 4pmEmail: email@example.com MORE INFO Phone: 315-463-7965 - CRISTINA JARDINEMay 26Sackets HarborVILLAGE WIDE YARD SALECome stroll the streets of our lovely village; you may just find that little something youve been looking for!Phone: 315-783-2995 - BARB MCKEEVER
May 26Alexandria BayGrape Blossom Festival at Thousand Islands WineryTime: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PMhttp://www.thousandislandswinery.comEvent Description: Come help us welcome Spring at the winery during our Grape Blossom Festival! We will have apig roast, beer, Thousand Islands Winery Wine, local craft vendors, and live music! Complimentary wine tastingsand winery tours will be available! Dont miss this fun for the whole family event!May 26 – June 24Sackets HarborSACKETS HARBOR 12TH ANNUAL SPRING ART SHOWSackets 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 DEMINGPhone: MARSHA DEMING - (315) 785-9038DONNA 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 PMArmy Spouse Magazine iscoming out in PRINT! Here is how to subscribe:http://armyspouseonline.com/?page_id=451
Special Education Course Description: This New York State Education Department-vetted training was developed for use by the Special Education Parent Center and Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center network to promote quality special education service for all students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide CPSE and CSE Parent Members with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Parent Member that is consistent with State law and regulation. The Specific goals of this training are for Parent Members to have: · A greater understanding of the role and requirements of a Parent Member and the special education process. · Techniques and strategies to fulfill the Parent Member role in a meeting. CPSE/CSE Parent Member Training Date April 26, 2012 Location Indian River Central Middle School Room 203 County Route 29 Philadelphia, NY 13673 Time 9:00am – 12:00pm. Attire Casual Attire. Cost •Free! Register with Presenters •Charlie Merrick Charlie Merrick at •Special Education Program Director 315-785-8703 or •Special Education Parent Center/Northern Regional Center for 800-585-8703 or Independent Livingcharliem@nrcil.net •Kristin Capotosto •Regional Special Education Specialist Regional Special Education - Technical Assistance Support Center Capital Region/North Country BOCES
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.