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Sacred Heart Foundation Selects Officers


 


Posted: February 28, 2015

The Sacred Heart Foundation in Watertown is pleased to announce the selection of officers for 2015 Board of Directors. Nancy McCabe will be serving as President with Stephen Gebo returning as Vice-President. Joseph Butler Jr. is also returning as Treasurer, and Jayme St. Croix joins the executive committee as Secretary. Congratulations to our new officers and thank you for serving on the Sacred Heart Foundation Board of Directors.

The mission of the Sacred Heart Foundation is to spread the word of God by raising funds which provide financial assistance for the education of those studying to be priests and brothers of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart anywhere in the world. This mission was given to Christ when he said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” While many of us are not personally able to spread God's love throughout the world, a financial contribution to educate such aspiring young men, becomes a valuable contribution to this mission.

Last year alone the Sacred Heart Foundation awarded $77,000 to support 76 young men studying in 12 different countries around the world through the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Since our inception in 1968, the Sacred Heart Foundation has awarded over 1.5 million dollars to support the formation of priests through the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.

Locally, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart serve in the diocese as priests in the Catholic communities of Cape Vincent, Rosiere, and Chaumont. In Watertown, priests serve in St. Anthony’s, St. Patrick's, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parishes. Retired Missionaries of the Sacred Heart also serve in various parishes in the diocese when the regular parish priests are on vacation.

You can become a supporting member of the mission of the Sacred Heart Foundation by becoming a member; attending the annual benefit dinner in September; or entering the Sacred Heart Foundation/FX Caprara Memorial Golf Tournament in June. Information is available on our website www.sacredheartfoundation.com or by contacting the Sacred Heart Foundation office at 315-782-3344. It is through the support of people like you that we are able to continue supporting the formation of priests so that they may fulfill the mission set forth by Christ. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”

 

CNY Storm Wins Competition


 


Posted: February 16, 2015

On January 30-February 1, CNY Storm formerly known as NNY All-Starz, Watertown, attended the 2015 Battle at the Capitol National Cheerleading Competition. This is one of the biggest cheerleading competitions in the U.S. The Youth Level 1, CNY Storm Lake Effect team won first place (NATIONAL CHAMPIONS) in their division this past weekend and also won a full paid bid to the US Finals at the end of the season.

 

Snowtown Showdown

 


Posted: January 27, 2015

Boxers and coach Johnny Pepe after Showdown at Snowtown at Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall January 23, 2015.

 

JCC Nursing Graduates

Bottom row (l-r): Tyasia Q. Mosley, Sackets Harbor; Amanda M. Terrillion, Croghan; Alexandra B. Miller, Carthage; Lisa M. Proulx, Castorland. Top row (l-r): Leslie M. Lamirande, Baldwinsville; Shannon M. Glover, Fort Drum; Matthew G. Sheldon, Wellesley Island; Carmen Y. Pratt, Fort Drum; Alyson R. Tighe, Pulaski

 


Posted: January 21, 2015

Jefferson Community College (JCC) held a Pinning Ceremony for weekend option graduates of the College’s nursing program on December 19, 2014 in the College’s Sturtz Theater. Nine candidates for the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in nursing were eligible to take part in this special program. JCC’s “Weekend Scholars” are students who, beginning in January of 2013, attended classes at JCC every other weekend on Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The weekend, part-time format was developed in response to need in the community for more registered nurses and a more convenient way for more working adults to enter the healthcare field.

The “Pinning Ceremony” is a time-honored tradition at all institutions of higher education that offer degrees in nursing. The ceremony is symbolic of the transition from a student to entry into nursing as a profession. The pin is designed to be unique to each school of nursing. After being “pinned”, each student recites Florence Nightingale’s pledge.

During the Pinning Ceremony, JCC nursing students were honored for their outstanding achievements with the presentation of various awards.

Matthew G. Sheldon, Wellesley Island, is the recipient of the Madalyne and Donald Hess Excellence in Nursing Award. This award is bestowed upon a graduating senior of the Weekend Scholar Nursing Program who demonstrated excellence in both the classroom and clinical area and will continue to hold the standards of the profession in high regard and be committed to providing excellent patient care. Sheldon is also a member of JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the official international honor society for community colleges.

The North Country Professional Nurses Association District 6 Award, bestowed upon an individual who demonstrates commitment to the nursing profession and leadership in a professional organization, was awarded to Alyson R. Tighe, Pulaski.

Amanda M. Terrillion, Croghan, is the recipient of the Samaritan Medical Center HEART Award which recognizes a student who consistently incorporates compassion and comfort measures during his/her care for patients.

The Marion Brennan Personal Growth in Nursing Award, bestowed upon an individual who consistently strives to continue his/her education in nursing while meeting many challenges of personal stressors nevertheless persevering in the nursing program, was awarded to Carmen Y. Pratt, Fort Drum.

Shannon M. Glover, Fort Drum, is a member of JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the official international honor society for community colleges.
 

 

JCC Athlete of the Week

 


Posted: January 21, 2015

Sophomore Forward/Guard, Alyssa C. Crosby of the Jefferson Community College (JCC) women’s basketball team was named JCC athlete of the week and Mid-State Athletic Conference Athlete of the week for the week ending January 19, 2015. JCC's athlete of the week program is sponsored by Victory Promotions and Under Armour.

Alyssa, a 2013 graduate of Hammond Central School, is majoring in Humanities and Social Sciences at Jefferson. Crosby’s accomplishments on the court this past week include helping lead the charge averaging 16.5 points per game, 9.7 rebounds, and 3.75 blocked shots all while shooting 46% from the floor. Alyssa and the Jefferson Lady Cannoneers have played 4 games finishing the week with a 3-1 record. So far this year Alyssa has recorded 11 double-doubles in 16 games for the Jefferson Women’s Basketball team.

 

JCC Athlete of the Week

 


Posted: January 18, 2015

Freshman Guard, Javon Hunter of the Jefferson Community College (JCC) men’s basketball team was named JCC athlete of the week for the week ending January 11, 2015. JCC's athlete of the week program is sponsored by Victory Promotions and Under Armour.

Javon, a 2014 graduate of Smyrna High School, Smyrna, Delaware, is majoring in Sports Management at Jefferson. Hunter’s accomplishments on the court this past week include having 18 points coming off the bench against Tompkins-Cortland Community College to help the Cannoneers in their comeback victory. Javon also had a big defensive steal at the end of the game to seal the win against TC3. At Fingerlakes Community College this past Saturday, Javon got Jefferson back into the contest with his hot shooting. He shot 75 percent for the game and played a key role in getting the Cannoneers back into the game. “Javon is a fierce competitor who never quits and has a big heart. He has accepted his role on the team and gives us that added energy when he gets into the game.” Coach Vaadi.
 

 

Sackets Harbor First Day Hike

 


Posted: January 3, 2015

Hikers braved the wind and snow on the third annual “New Year’s First Day Hike” sponsored by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, and Village of Sackets Harbor.

 

 

Dexter Elementary Students
Tour Sackets Historic Site


 


Posted: December 26, 2014

Dexter Elementary School second graders toured the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site for the 10th annual “Commandant’s 1860 Christmas,” featuring hands-on learning activities. Students explore baking, toys, music, and craft traditions of 150 years ago.

 

 

CAPC Honors Staff & Board


 


Posted: December 26, 2014

Community Action Planning Council recognized staff and board members for years of service during a special celebration on December 5. Board members Andrea Kaler (5 years), Nancy Brown and Anne Thomas (10 years) were honored, along with 21 staff members who celebrated milestone anniversaries in 2014.

Back row, from left: 5 year honorees Rebecca Sicley, Shawn Jensen, Patti Wetterhahn, Mary Hoistion, Shayla Mount, Renee Eisel, and Chris L’Huillier. Second row, from left: 20 year honoree Sue Backus, 15 year honorees Barb Desormo, Priscilla Johnson, Deb McPherson, Kris Faunce, Judy Klementowski and 20 year honoree Tina Shannon. Front row, from left: 30 year honorees Nancy Gossiaux, Joanne Kahler, and 25 year honorees Nancy Penrose and Elaine Soper. Staff not pictured: 5 year honorees Vickie Brownell and Darlene Wessner and 20 year honoree Trish Gay.
 

 

Boeheim Foundation Grant to River Hospital


Pictured are (left to right): Cynthia Nelson, River Hospital Administrative Specialist; Coach Jim Boeheim, Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation; Brad Frey, River Community Wellness Program Director; and Ben Moore III, River Hospital CEO.

 


Posted: December 26, 2014

Ben Moore III, chief executive officer at River Hospital, has announced that the River Community Wellness Program has recently been awarded a grant from the Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation.

The grant will afford the River Community Wellness Program (RCWP) the opportunity to offer additional services to families affected by Post-Traumatic Stress by having the RCWP staff participate in a Nurturing Parenting Program training. The Nurturing Parenting Program is a family centered, trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglectful parenting and child-rearing practices. Soldiers enrolled in the RCWP, as part of their treatment plan, will participate in the Nurturing Parenting Program, with their spouse/significant other, in order to effectively influence the care of their children. The Nurturing Parenting Program features activities to foster positive parenting skills and self-nurturing, home practice exercises, family nurturing time and activities to promote positive brain development in children up to age 18.

“We are honored to have been recognized by the Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation,” said Moore. “Their generous grant will allow us to enhance the current care provided through the River Community Wellness Program.”

Established by Jim & Juli Boeheim, the Foundation strives to enrich the lives of kids in need within the Central New York Community, as well as, provide support for eliminating cancer through research and advocacy. The Foundation is committed to assisting organizations in need of funding to support innovative and creative projects and/or programs.

 

 

Army Warrant Officer Association
Supports Local Charities


 


Posted: December 26, 2014

The Thousand Islands Chapter of the US Army Warrant Officer Association presented checks to Community Action Planning Council, the Children’s Home of Jefferson County and Lewis County Opportunities. Each year, the group supports local charities through proceeds earned through various fundraising initiatives, including the sale of funnel cakes during Mountain Fest.

Pictured from left: Ernie Ixtlahuac, Chapter President; Paul Passino of the Children’s Home; Tammy Kitto and Christina Kelley of Community Action Planning Council; John Hardy, Chapter Secretary; and Scott Mathys of Lewis County Opportunities. Sincere thanks to the US Army Warrant Officers for service to country and community! Pictured from left: Ernie Ixtlahuac, Chapter President; Paul Passino of the Children’s Home; Tammy Kitto and Christina Kelley of Community Action Planning Council; John Hardy, Chapter Secretary; and Scott Mathys of Lewis County Opportunities.
 

 

JCC Campus Care Donates Pajamas


Pictured (l-r) Roxy J. Silsby, director of Jefferson Campus Care; Jamie L. Williams of Mannsville and Tera A. Roy of Watertown, JCC early childhood interns; and Kristin M. Stockwell, marketing and development coordinator of the Children’s Home of Jefferson County.

 


Posted: December 26, 2014

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Jefferson Campus Care, located on the Jefferson Community College campus, donated more than 40 pairs of pajamas to the Children’s Home of Jefferson County. Pajamas, collected during Campus Care’s 2nd Annual Pajama Drive, will be distributed to foster children in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

 

Foster Family Christmas Party


 


Posted: December 26, 2014

The Employees of the Watertown Correctional Facility for providing presents for the Jefferson County Department of Social Services Foster Family Christmas Party for the fifth consecutive year.

 

 

Conboy Law Firm Delivers Holiday Gifts


 


Posted: December 26, 2014

Peter L. Walton, partner in the firm of Conboy, McKay, Bachman & Kendall, LLP, and member of the Board of Directors of Samaritan Keep Home, delivered holiday gifts for residents to Rose Busler, Activities Director, on Monday, December 22, 2014. The gifts were collected by the staff and attorneys of the Conboy Law Firm.

 

 

Books Collected at JCC


Jefferson Community College Melvil Dewey Library collected 580 children’s and young adult books in support of the annual Literacy of Northern New York book drive. In the past fourteen years JCC has been involved, over 7000 books have been donated.

(l-r) Cecilia Brock, Executive Director of Literacy of Northern New York; Connie A. Holberg, JCC Library Director; and Carleen S. Huxley, JCC Assistant Librarian and Treasurer of the Literacy of Northern New York Board of Directors.

 


Posted: December 14, 2014

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Melvil Dewey Library collected 580 children’s and young adult books on campus in support of the annual Literacy of Northern New York book drive.

“The generosity of Jefferson’s faculty, staff and students is always astounding,” says Connie A. Holberg, library director at JCC. “These books will be given to children who will read them over and over, imaging and exploring through words. Our community is a better place because there are those that care about early literacy.”

"Many families in our community can't afford to buy reading materials for their children, so they greatly appreciate the books donated by the faculty and students at Jefferson Community College," said M. Cecilia Brock, Executive Director of Literacy of Northern New York.

The books will be distributed to North Country children through the Salvation Army’s Christmas Give Away Program. Over 7,000 books have been donated during the fourteen years that JCC has been involved in the Literacy of Northern New York book drive.
 

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