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3rd and 4th Graders Ski or Ride For FREE in New York State with passport program

UPDATED:   The program now includes 3rd and 4th graders!  By Diane Chase I always think that I have stumbled upon the deal of the century, only to find that everyone is already in the know. So just in case I am not the last person to find out that New York State is once again offering the Ski and Ride Passport Program to all 3rd and 4th grade children, I’m here to let you in on the secret. The program was first established in 2000 to introduce children to skiing and promote a healthy lifestyle choice. The passport offers free lift tickets and other discounts like soft drink coupons. Personally, the beverage option seems to cancel out the healthy lifestyle choice. Perhaps it may help encourage a child to get off the couch and onto the slopes. There are two different types of passports: Learn to Ski/Snowboard or Ski and Ride. The Ski and Ride Passport is a booklet of coupons for free lift tickets (with adult purchase) for 31 listed ski mountains including Gore, Whiteface, T

1966 Batmobile at the Clinton County Fair

By Diane Chase The Clinton County Fair will take place this year from July 19-24, 2011 with a variety of Grandstand events, This annual county fair is located at 8 4 Fair Grounds Rd in Morrisonville , just outside of Plattsburgh. In its 64th year, the Clinton County Fair  One special treat will be the 1966 Batmobile on display all week at the Clinton County Fair in Building One.  Sometimes going to a fair can be a drain on your finances. Save money by checking out the schedule to see the various specials and discounts being offered.  A Megapass is another way to save money. It is good for any one day at the fair and includes admission and rides all day. The catch: It's only on sale until July 18 at Price Chopper (Plattsburgh & Champlain) or at the Fair Office. (Save an additional $1 if you use your Advantage Card )