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You're Invited to the Year's Most Delectable Event... Cooking with Love October 19th.

Please join us for the Third Annual, “Cooking With Love,” a culinary event where men do the cooking and the serving.

Sunday, October 19th at the Best Western Inn of Cobleskill, 3-6 p.m.                                                                                            

Cash Bar Available Beginning at 2:30 p.m.                                                   

Guests Should Plan to Be Seated for the  Precession of Chefs and Formal  Introduction of Chefs at 3 p.m.  by Master of Ceremonies,  Sheryl McNerney. Dinner Music Provided by Patrick del Rosario, DJ/MC

Please RSVP by October 16.  Seating is limited. Please call (518) 295-8130, Ext. 256 to RSVP or for more information.

Our guest chefs include: Tony Alvarez, Jim Batsford, Darren Bratcher, Dale Case, Joe Crua, Alfred D'Alauro, Gordon Delpit, Patrick delRosario, John DeSanto, Stephen Fancher, Floyd Guernsey, III, Peter Guidarelli, Gregory Hurd, Bill McCartan, Dan murray, Eugene Nachamkin, John Ostrander, David Pollitzer, Geoffrey Rightmyer, Larry Stanley, Christopher Stauble, Harry Strole, Devin Tetlak, Michael Vamvas, John VonAhn and Glen Winter.

 

 

Cody Botha Named  NYSID William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer

Cody Botha was named was recognized as an outstahnding performer through the New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) 2014 William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Awards Program. Botha was one of 59 workers from across NYS -employed on NYSID Preferred source contracts- honored with this award.

Cody is employed with Toe Path Industries at Schoharie County ARC (a NYSID member agency). In the past two years, Cody has personally produced the door graphics for over a third of the 1,000 sets of vehicle markings produced and shipped by Toe Path Industries to the New York State Police.

 "Cody is a very kind person. He's willing to work hard on our contract for the State Police and is great under pressure, making sure we get these products done by our deadlines. He continues to grow every day," says Work Center Supervisor, Maria Braender.

Cody is also responsible for for packaging orders for batteries sold by NYSID to State Agencies across New York.

Congratulations, Cody!

 

Now Open NEW BEGINNINGS Thrift Store

Schoharie County ARC is pleased to announce the opening of our thrift store "Schoharie's NEW BEGINNINGS."  Please stop down and visit us at 322 Main Street in Schoharie. Our thrift store hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We will feature a variety of items including gently used clothing, home furnishings and more at affordable prices.

We are gladly accepting donations for our store (no mattresses or major appliances please).

For more information or to make donation arrangements, please call Amanda at (518) 295-8130, ext. 215.

Brooks Named To Board of Directors for Self Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS)

 

Michael Brooks of Richmondville was recently elected to the Self Advocacy Association of New York State’s (SANYS) Board of Directors.

To be considered as a member representative to SANYS Board of Directors, individuals must be a member of a Self-Advocacy group, have one year of experience in a leadership role as an officer in the Self-Advocacy group, be recommended by the Self-Advocacy Association and must be willing to speak for themselves and others in public.

Cynthia Gilchrist, SANYS Capital/ Upper Hudson Valley Region Regional Coordinator,  said she’s excited to have Michael start his tenure on October 1st. “ Over the years, I have seen Mike become a stronger self-advocate who speaks up for himself and others, provides presentations on bullying throughout the region, and represents his agency, Schoharie County ARC and SANYS at meetings concerning individuals with disabilities. His beliefs and dedication to self-advocacy will make him an asset to the SANYS Board.”

“I want to help people with disabilities live happy and fulfilled lives,” Brooks said. “I want people to always have someone to talk to when problems need to be addressed.”

 

 

Schoharie Central School Partners with Schoharie County ARC-

Learning Positive Approaches to Challenging Behaviors

 

The Schoharie Central School District Special Eduction Department took part in 'Creating Opportunities for Positive Relations' training at the Schoharie County ARC campus. Schoharie County ARC adopted this training as part of their regular New Hire Orientation several years ago. It is the basic foundation of philosophical views of supporting and educating people served by the organization.

Commonly referred to as COPR, 'Creating Opportunities for Positive Relations' training is provided by Schoharie County ARC Executive Director, Tony Alvarez, and ARC Administrators Terry Tetlak, Lauren Milavec and Linda Isles and focuses on positive means of dealing with challenging behaviors and includes an in-depth discussion on the ARC's approach to successfully educating people with developmental disabilities.  A strong emphasis is placed on breaking down tasks and using positive reinforcement as the key to effective communication and educational success.

Aligning the teaching philosophies of both the ARC and Schoharie Central School enables the entities to provide continuity in educational supports. Currently, Schoharie County ARC provides transitional educational services (Student Transitional Education Program commonly referred to as S.T.E.P.) to Schoharie Central School students served by the Special Education Department.