Style and Substance

Just as predicted, the sun has come out and so have the hip people of Plattsburgh! Advice has been at a premium at FREE ADVICE NIGHTS, because people are excited about sharing what makes life in Plattsburgh great.

A personal favorite of ours, JOSH KRETSER, has been excitedly planning the CCC Foundation Fundraiser, Dinner with the Mob. As always, his imagination and creativity really make his events magnificent. A huge supporter of community development and involvement, JOSH is the Democratic Party Candidate for Ward 6. This is one guy who makes things happen!

Want advice from a pro? Ask KATHY CHURCH; our calm, cool and uber-wise friend who has experienced life with humor and style. An experienced teacher, she has guided students from 2nd grade to middle school to see life lessons in every moment and can certainly give advice that is practical and heartwarming.

ROB MEISENHEIMER AND GEORGE HUBBELL added some “color” to the scene on City Hall Place, discussing Pool Rescues and World Travel.

Sometimes we get a “race track rumble” on City Hall Place, but we actually had an Airborne Speedway star stop by to talk about his victory dance, the wild boogey, that he performs on his car roof after every race. DENNIS BARCOMB, #76, is enthusiastic and proud to be the son of a stock car driver and carrying on the family tradition.

ELLIOTT DAUGHERTY and BRITTANY GALBRAITH are the young and creative energy of Plattsburgh’s future. Their latest hype is about an upcoming, still in the planning stages, project combining culinary education, sustainable food movements and art. Stay tuned.

The ‘girls’ of AMERICORPS and MEADOWBROOK HEALTH CARE joined up to share some wine and great advice on service, education and aging. A breath of fresh air, AMERICORPS members shared their enthusiasm on why they joined the program and where they will be headed after their year of service. Agreement was mutual on why they joined; involvement in community, taking a “gap year” to decide on their next career or education step, to experience a new “cultural landscape”, to network and connect, and to experience a group purpose and camaraderie were the top reasons. This “gap year” has had some amazing outcomes; KIM LEREAU is going to get her Master’s Degree in International Development and Service at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. JOANNE WEISS will be working in the Library or Education fields. C.Y. WEATHERSPOON is headed to Nursing School, while STEPHANIE RUSSELL is off to Medical School. SAMAMTHA AHLFELD will be attending the University of Albany to get a Master’s in Social Work. Ah, what a difference a great attitude and a year make!

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