Boos & Booze

Boos & Booze - Together they don’t make for a safe Halloween for our little trick or treaters. Halloween is a night of fun for kids of all ages. Let’s keep this night safe for all those who are out and about on foot or in cars. Children are out in the dark, running excitedly from house to house, collecting treats. Although it is a party-like atmosphere, we need to keep the adult partying with alcohol off the sidewalks so that we can stay focused and alert for the little trick or treaters. If you are hosting a party for adults, remember to have a plan in place so that every driver gets home safely.

SADD Conference 2018: Just Be

60 high school students from all over Madison County came together on Friday, October 5th to the Annual SADD Conference, sponsored by Madison County STOP DWI. Madison County was represented by student leaders from Canastota, Cazenovia, Chittenango, DeRuyter, Holy Cross, Madison, Oneida, and Stockbridge. National Speaker Harriet Turk presented the keynote speech, “Just Be A Resource”, where she focused on teen issues. She empowered each student by challenging their negative thoughts of self-value. She reminded each student that they are not only valuable but can make a difference in the lives of their peers. Student’s enjoyed the chant Ms. Turk wanted them to remember, “I am somebody special,

Local Event: Fall Into Good Health

Susan attended the Fall Into Good Health Expo, on October 2nd, sponsored by Community Memorial Hospital where she spoke with a variety of people about the services that BRiDGES provides to the community.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know that almost 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States, equating to more than 10 million people per year? Or that on a usual day, more than 20,000 calls are made to domestic violence hotlines in the US? According to the CDC, intimate partner violence is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Study,

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