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posticon Lansing Gallery - 1st Graders Visit Fire Station

Around Town | Friday, October 12, 2018 | By Diane Duthie Print
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Diane Duthie - Lansing GalleryEach year Lansing first graders get a special on a Friday morning treat during Fire prevention Week -- a trip to Central Fire Station where they learn about what to do in case of a fire, and get to wear real fire fighter equipment and go on a fire truck.  And firefighters visited Lansing Kindergartners in the afternoon.

It's not all just for fun.  In 2005 the Fire Prevention Week experience helped then 4 year old Blake Hunter avert tragedy.  Thanks to the session with Lansing Volunteer Fire department members, Blake knew exactly what to do when he saved his mother from a blaze in their home.



Photos by Diane Duthie

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posticon Trends in Halloween Candy Through the Years

Around Town | Friday, October 12, 2018 | By Tops Markets, LLC Print
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"I'll trade you my Baby Ruth for a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!"
"No way! What about my Snicker's for your Swedish Fish?"

Ah – how sweet it is. Literally. This time of year brings the kid, and sweet tooth, out in all of us as we fondly remember those days when we eagerly went door to door to gather candy from our neighbors only to come home and pour over our bounty. Even as adults our eyes widen just a little bit more as we enter the grocery store and see the vast array of sweet treats that greet us this time of year as we prepare to welcome the next generation of Trick-or-Treaters at our doorsteps.

Over the year's we've seen Halloween candy trends come and go. From Baby Ruth's debuting on the scene in the 1920's to what seems to be everyone's favorite, especially in the past decade, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, as consumers we set the trend for this cavity laden holiday. Here is a walk down candy memory lane and what candy topped the list in homes across the U.S. Did your favorite candy make the cut?

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posticon Fair Educational Opportunities For Children

Around Town | Friday, October 12, 2018 | By Office of Congressman Tom Reed Print
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Spencer, NY - Congressman Tom Reed stopped by the Spencer-Van Etten Middle School Wednesday and spoke with students and staff about the Parents, Afterschool, Volunteers, and Enrichment (PAVE) program which works to boost confidence and inspire future aspirations through a fun and creative learning environment.

"Our future community leaders deserve a fair opportunity to receive the best educational programming to help them succeed," Tom said. "We care about providing support to after school and summer programming which 21st Century Community Centers brings to our schools and applaud the work of the administrators, teachers and parents who ensure students have a safe and fun learning environment."

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posticon Dear Margaret - Tired of Being Demeaned

Around Town | Friday, October 12, 2018 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaret I am a woman who has to meet with a man in my organization fairly frequently, and he gets under my skin. Projects require a coordinated effort from us. He's my age, and his rank in the organization is no higher than mine. He has a superior attitude towards me, and he makes comments to me that you'd expect to hear made to a child. I want to clear the air with him, and at the same time keep a civil working relationship because we need each other to get things accomplished. How can I keep my self-esteem, and at the same time keep things on a cordial basis in order to accomplish our goals?
Tired of Being Demeaned

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