CLINTON

Children’s programs offered at library in April

The Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., is offering the following children’s programs.

• Third Thursday Cookbook Club will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19. This month, the library is making recipes from "The Moosewood Restaurant Table." Stop by the library to choose a recipe and sign up. Then, come to the dinner April 19 to taste everyone's creations. For all ages.

• Fun With Drones will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, April 23. Curious about drones? Learn more and watch them fly. For youth ages 7 and older.

• Teen Iron Chef will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Bring your creative culinary skills to compete in our food competition. Form a team or work individually. For students ages 6 and older.

• Magic Tree House Tea Party will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, April 27. The library’s annual tea party is back and this year, celebrating the Magic Tree House series of books by Mary Pope Osborne. Enjoy tea, finger foods, book trivia and crafts.

Registration is required for these programs by calling 315-853-2038.

 

MADISON COUNTY

Safely dispose of sharps with help of program

Madison County’s Safe Syringe Disposal Program makes syringe disposal easy and safe by providing special puncture-resistant plastic containers for disposal of used sharps.

The bright red biohazard containers are available for free at pharmacies in Madison County, the Madison County Landfill Office on Buyea Road, and the Madison County Health Department on North Court Street in Wampsville.

Once full, the red sharps container may be dropped off at the landfill or any county transfer station (Town of Cazenovia, Hamilton, or Sullivan). Other locations, such as hospitals and nursing homes, also accept the containers at designated times.

For information and a complete listing of locations in Madison County who will accept full sharps containers, visit www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/232/Safe-Syringe- Disposal-Program.

 

DEERFIELD

Parise completes basic training in Texas

U.S. Air Force Airman Amanda Parise graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Parise is the daughter of Scott and Tracy Jubis of Deerfield and Andrew and Tammy Parise of Peachtree City, Georgia.

She is a 2010 graduate of Whitesboro High School.

 

UTICA

Women in the Mohawk Valley: History Conference set

Celebrate women's history this May and attend the Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference from Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20; a three-day event aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women's issues in the greater Mohawk Valley.

Women have made significant contributions to history at the national, state and county level. Acknowledgment and celebration of women’s roles in history has risen, but remains slim at the local level. This conference desires to fill this gap and will be the first ever of its kind in the Mohawk Valley region.

The conference is open to all members of the community. Attend all three days, or choose your favorite event. Friday night features the Conference Kick Off from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fort Schuyler Club with a tour of the renovations of the New Century Club. On Saturday speakers present a variety of topics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oneida County History Center. An optional dinner at Club Monarch in Yorkville with keynote speaker Trinh Troung are scheduled for Saturday evening. Sunday features a guided bus tour with the authors of Women Belong in History Books showcasing sites relevant to women’s history around the Greater Mohawk Valley. Speaker information, detailed schedules, and online registration are coming soon on www.WomenInTheMohawkValley.com

K-12 educators are eligible to receive CTLE credit through Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES for Day 2 and 3 of the conference. Educators should register on ‘My Learning Plan’ in addition to registering on www.WomenInTheMohawkValley.com. The events are listed under 'Women in the Mohawk Valley History Conference — Lectures' and 'Women in the Mohawk Valley — Bus Tour.'

For information, call 315-735-3642 or visit www.oneidacountyhistory.org.

 

WESTMORELAND

Schram named Kiwanis Student of the Month

The Westmoreland Kiwanis has selected Hannah Schram as its Student of the Month for March.

She is the daughter of Dave and Jean Schram and a junior at Westmoreland High School.

Schram is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and track team. She is employed at the school bookstore and the student run branch of the Rome Teachers’ Federal Credit Union.

Upon graduation, she plans to attend college majoring in the medical field.