Showing posts from February 22, 2015

Shine On! Empowers Young Girls and Parents with Media Safety Workshops!

By Diane Chase Kids are bombarded by negativity on computers, on their phones, in ads, on television shows and that can be without ever leaving the house. How do we present a positive message that isn’t in the form of another lecture? Shine On! was founded in 2011 by SUNY Plattsburgh Professor Colleen Lemza with just those questions in mind. After encountering young women struggling with self-esteem issues driven by a negative media impact, Lemza wanted to raise awareness, communication skills and confidence.  This evolved to an annual day-long conference for fourth and fifth grade girls led by student mentors.  Now in its 5 th  year, Shine On! has grown from a one-day workshop with 90 young girls to an overnight conference for over 200 participants. The spring conference has expanded to include girls in third through fifth grades. The overwhelming response now has Shine On! also offering parent workshops and educational outreach.

Celebrate Winter Day March 6, 2014

Celebrate Winter Day on March 6, 2014 with  discounted tickets at seventeen ski areas! On Thursday March 6, 2014 seventeen* ski areas in New York State will be participating in the first annual "Celebrate Winter Day". This day is intended for skiers and riders as well as those who want to learn to ski or snowboard to enjoy the slopes and celebrate all the splendor of winter. "Celebrate" will feature discounted lift tickets, most for sale at $12 and learn to ski packages, starting at $33, for all to enjoy. You can purchase your "Celebrate Winter Day" vouchers here for the discounted lift ticket or learn to ski or snowboard packages. Purchases can be made through Midnight March 4th 2014 after that there will be no more available, don't delay, buy today! Vouchers can only be purchased through ISKINY and not at the ski area. ( No refunds and Non-Transferable.) If you have any questions please . Vouchers can only be