Positively Parish News – Week of May 11, 2013

Get well wishes are extended to Haiden Fullmer, MargiBeth Miller, John Piseski and Celene Schuder.

My condolences are extended to the family and friends of Ed “Gravy” Maynes, Roland Smith, “Chuck” Sullivan Jr., Arla Phillips and Willard “Wink” Whitney.

Luella Laney and her son, Tom, recently took the train down to NYC from Albany to see the play that Bill Laney is in and it is excellent.

Luella was worried she’d be nervous for him but the play was so spellbinding that she didn’t get worried at all.

It has been moved to an off Broadway theater, The Soho, because it could accommodate a larger audience – 120 approximately.

It is supposed to run there for three months and then they’ll reassess and decide what the next move should be.

They continue to get great reviews.

Parish’s Essence of Dance Studio, under the direction of owner/dancer Miss Tia Guindon, entered its first dance competition “Step Up 2 Dance” at the Eagle Hill Middle School in Manlius.

The five students who competed on April 27 were Rose Wilson, Heather Wood, Kristi Gloude, Lacey and Nova Kowalski.

Heather and Lacey took third place for a duet; the Hip Hop group (Rose, Heather, Lacey and Nova) earned third place and the ballet group (Rose, Heather, Lacey and Kristi) was awarded second place.

The Essence of Dance Studio was presented with the Studio “Funky Fresh” Award.

Kudos Tia and studio!!  Amazing for your first time competing!

Tracy Kinne of Parish has been named a 2013 Central New York Workers’ Memorial Day Champion of Worker Safety and Health.

Tracy, a longtime newspaper journalist, won the honor for her first book, “On Sale: Employers Get Good Workers Dirt Cheap,” a memoir of the four years she worked at a big box store.

The Workers’ Memorial Day, an international commemoration, is sponsored locally by the Occupational Health Clinical Center of Central New York, the Workers’ Center of Central New York and several unions.

During the past year, 14 workers were killed on the job in Upstate New York, and they were remembered at a Unity Breakfast held in Syracuse last month.

Tracy was cited at the breakfast as an “emerging activist, author, listener, chronicler – who has walked in the shoes of part-time workers, exposed workplace abuses, and gives voice to the powerless who would otherwise be ignored.”

“On Sale” also has taken honorable mention in three international festivals.

Tracy was a reporter and editor for The Post-Standard for 19 years. She also worked as a reporter for the Independent-Mirror and the Salmon River News, and was editor of the Phoenix Register.

Her second book, young adult fiction titled, “Little Town on the Shale: A Girl Fights Hydrofracking,” is due to be published this summer.

The Parish Senior Club is currently collecting bottles and cans to benefit the Dr. William E. Merrill Parish Town Park.

If you have cans to donate and would like them picked up please call 625-4617 or you may drop them off at the Country Can  Return, 3378 State Route 69 in Colosse and place on the Parish Senior Club account.

On May 18 the Parish Post Office will be collecting nonperishable food items for the Parish Ecumenical Food Pantry.

Cheri Stooks took on such an interesting endeavor that benefits Parish in a multiple of ways:  restoring an empty building and bringing a new business into Parish.

This grand building has had been a theatre and a Catholic Church and Cheri has been  renovating for more than a year and it has evolved into the Parish Antiques and Country Market, 2978 W. Main St.

The grand opening will take place on May 18.

For more information, read Oswego County Today’s feature here: http://oswegocountytoday.com/?p=116689

Kudos Cheri, family and friends.

The Parish Community Yard Sale will be held on May 25.  You may call Chriss Sackett at 625-4619 to get placed on the map.

The Parish Village and Town Clean Up Day is set for June 8 from 7:30 – 11 a.m. held on Dill Pickle Alley.

The confidential personal papers box will be available again this year.

It will be secured and go directly to be burned.

Refrigerators and air conditioners etc. will have a $15 charge.

Tires on rims only will be accepted.

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