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Posted: Monday, October 1st, 2007 @ 9:22 am by Curt
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Talk, SkaneatelesTalk Blog 

Briel Computer & Network has launched SkaneatelesTalk.com, a community blog that is based on the WordPress CMS.  The purpose of the new blog is to be a destination for interesting news relating to Skaneateles.  More to come soon as we integrate Skaneateles image gallery and Skaneateles wiki functionality into the main website.

Briel Computer & Network is a web design company located near Syracuse, NY, in Skaneateles, developing CMS websites that save initial development costs, and lots of money long into the future.

Posted: Sunday, September 30th, 2007 @ 8:39 am by Curt
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 Poetry Slam-DUNK!!




Partners:  Auburn Kiwanis, Auburn YMCA, Booker T. Washington Center, “Eat Well, Play Hard” initiative, and Partnership for Results.

Participating along with visiting author Charles R. Smith, Jr., elementary school students from Casey Park, Genesee, Herman Ave., Owasco and Seward Elementary Schools showed off a variety of talents for their friends and families in two free community events.  Student poetry recitations, athletic skills demonstrations, drumming performances, and photography projects were woven throughout Smith’s poetry and photography presentation

Posted: Monday, September 24th, 2007 @ 8:16 am by Curt
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A Future of Opportunities
Partners:  Cayuga Community College, Colgate University, Columbian Foundation and an anonymous donor.
The Foundation has been working with school counselors, administrators and local college officials to develop a program that introduces the idea of attending college to students who demonstrate potential but who may face certain obstacles or lack various resources to fulfill this dream. 

In 2006, groups of middle and high school students heard talks about college options and toured the Colgate University campus.  Future campus visits, innovative mentoring programs, and other resources are currently being developed.

Posted: Monday, September 24th, 2007 @ 8:10 am by Curt
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“Backbeard the Pirate” Visits Auburn

Partners:  Auburn Kiwanis, Cayuga Community College, “Eat Well, Play Hard” initiative, EPIC, area Universal Pre-Kindergarten providers, “Success by Six,” and the Auburn Enlarged City School District’s visiting author committee.
Matt McElligott, author and illustrator of a number of children’s books including the popular Backbeard the Pirate series, gave a free evening presentation to parents, children and interested residents.  He shared humorous anecdotes while discussing the creative process of developing an idea into a finished book.  He also used audience volunteers to demonstrate some unique computer techniques he uses to illustrate his books.

Local agencies were on hand to share information about the resources they provide to children and families.  Kids also had an opportunity to take part in fun pirate-themed activities.

Posted: Monday, September 24th, 2007 @ 8:09 am by Curt
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