MVCC offering SAT and ACT prep classes

Mohawk Valley Community College’s College for Kids and Teens on the Utica campus is helping area students prepare for the upcoming SAT and ACT exams. Rigorous one-session classes to four-session classes are offered. All classes include test-taking strategies that are sure to boost your exam outcome.

Classes offered include: SAT Quick Prep, SAT Review Class, SAT Intensive Math Workshop, SAT Reading and Writing Workshop and ACT Review Class.

Classes begin Monday.

Enrollment for these classes are limited and will be taken on a first come basis. For information or to register, call 315-792-5300 or visit www.mvcc.edu/cced.


Form a team

for Kidney Walk

The 9th annual Utica Kidney Walk will take place Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Masonic Care Community. 2150 Bleecker St.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. The walk will follow at 11 a.m.

To register a team , visit www.kidneywalk.org. For more information, email Nannette Carbone at ncarbone@cnykidney.org.



Driver Safety Program at Oriskany library

AARP will offer a two-day Driver Safety Program, the Smart Driver, which will be co-sponsored by the Oriskany Public Library, 621 Utica St.

Sessions will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 14-15. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for nonmembers.

The two-day course takes into account many traffic problems that may confront experienced drivers.

Sessions will be done with student workbooks, audio/visuals and classroom discussions pertinent to driver safety.

Course participation is renewable once every 3 years by completing a “Refresher Course.”

Pre-registration is required as class size is limited.

To make a reservation, call Michelle Mc Grath at 315-736-2532.



Keller retires

from Coast Guard

Chief Petty Officer Rick Keller of Rome has retired from active duty with the U.S. Coast Guard after more than 20 years of service in the Electronic Technician field.

He began his career in 1994 and graduated from Electronics Technician “A” school in Petaluma, California in 1996. In 2008, he advanced to Chief Electronics Technician. In 2009 he graduated the CPO Academy.

Keller’s awards consist of DOT 911 Medal, Commandant’s Letter of Commendations, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medals, GWOT Service Medal, CG Good Conduct Medals, CG Battle “E”, CG Sea Service ribbons, Special Operations Ribbons and several unit and team awards.

His career took him to 15 states for temporary duty assignments and he ported in 11 countries



Restaurant supports fundraiser for EOH

Ray Brothers Barbeque, 6474 Route 20, in Bouckville will donate a portion of its profits from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to “Eat Out for the Arts,” a fundraiser for the Earlville Opera House.

In addition to the meal, patrons will be treated to the music of The Ramblin’ Brooks, at 8 p.m.

Community events like this one allow the Earlville Opera House to continue bringing world-quality live musical performances and art installations to Central New York, and facilitates the art education workshops and classes hosted for adults and children of all ages.

For information, call 315-691-3550 or visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com.

To contact Ray Brothers Barbeque, call 315-893-7200.