What's going on in your community, March 31 to April 6
ROSCOE, NY — The Roscoe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is serving as a drop-off point for specific items needed for Ukrainian relief.
Items or monetary donations can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 6. Donated items will be sent directly to the people of Ukraine through the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center in Buffalo.
See the list of what is needed below. At this time, only the items listed should be dropped off. Monetary donations can be sent via a check or a designated PayPal account listed on the cultural center’s website, below.
Employees from 16 nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the McGuire Group, VestraCare and Absolut Care portfolios have been coordinating the Ukrainian relief effort at their facilities.
The Roscoe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is located at 420 Rockland Rd.
Learn more about the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center/Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation at https://ukrainiansofbuffalo.com.
Learn more about the Roscoe Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at https://vestracare.com/roscoe.
Supplies needed for Ukraine
MILFORD, PA — The Easter Bunny made an early appearance at the Pike County Humane Society’s bake sale on Sunday, March 20 at Tractor Supply. Darleen Beth Photography offered services to take photos of kids and pets with the Easter Bunny, which turned out to be a lot of fun.
Five shelter dogs and their handlers were on hand the entire day to show off their stuff, too. The wide selection of homemade baked goods, all donated by volunteers, was outstanding and many volunteers helped throughout the day.
Everyone agreed that it was a remarkably successful event, raising much-needed funds for the shelter, a spokesperson for the Humane Society said.
The Humane Society thanked Tractor Supply for hosting them and to all the volunteers and supporters who made it a resounding success.
ONLINE — On January 6, 2021, the Capitol in Washington, D.C. was the scene of a gathering of supporters of then-President Donald Trump; they came to protest the tallying of the Electoral College votes, which would certify the November 2020 presidential election. The protest turned violent, whereupon the Capitol and its police officers were attacked in an event that is now commonly termed the Insurrection of January 6.
On Tuesday, April 5, Dr. Simon Gilhooley, Bard College professor of political studies and American studies, will present a lecture on the Constitution and January 6th at 6 p.m. on Zoom.
Gilhooley will examine the role of the Twelfth Amendment in the day’s events and the role of the vice president, look at Trump’s words and how they relate to challenging or undermining confidence in the outcome of the election, reflect on what the events mean for the future and discuss the relationship between the Constitution and the day “through a consideration of the relationship between text and spirit,” according to a news release.
Registration is required for this webinar event. Visit https://bit.ly/3ILNSvX.
LORDS VALLEY, PA — Pike County’s home-delivered meal program participated in the 20th annual March for Meals—a month-long, nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the senior neighbors who rely on the service to remain healthy and independent at home.
State, county and township officials rode and delivered meals and helped prepare the meals.
March for Meals commemorates the day in March 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. Since 2002, community-based Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for an annual awareness campaign. It’s a public-private partnership that helps garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.
The March for Meals initiative is funded primarily through donations and limited lottery dollars. If you are willing and able to make a donation to further the cause of the Pike County home-delivered meals program, contact the Area Agency on Aging or visit www.pikepa.org/aaa and click the Donate button at the bottom of the page.
DELHI, NY — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) recently visited Clark Farms in Delhi, NY as part of a call for New York City leaders to stop the proposed ban on flavored milk in schools and preserve both flavored and unflavored milk options for students.
Delgado was joined by fifth-generation farmer Kyle Clark of Clark Farms, Duane Martin from the New York State Farm Bureau, Dale Dewing from Cornell Cooperative Extension and other agricultural stakeholders.
“Dairy farming is massively important in our state; it’s one of our biggest agricultural commodities,” said Clark. “We’re one of the top-producing dairy states in the country, so there are a lot of jobs and a lot of money in this state for our industry and it’s kind of dying out. The number of farms is constantly shrinking or they’re consolidating, so we need to do something to keep our small farms profitable, especially in this region.”
ALBANY, NY — Gabriella Del Rio from Eldred has earned a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2021 semester at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Dean’s List status is awarded to students who have successfully completed their course work with a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 score.
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