Second Annual "Winz N' Pinz" Bowling Fundraiser

Winz N’ Pinz with North Country Center for Independence - September 28, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm. North Bowl Lanes - raffles, giveaways & more!! For more information call: 518-563-9058 visit 80 Sharron Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY

September 28, 2019
North Bowl Lanes
Plattsburgh, New York

Registration Starts at 11:00 am and the fun starts at 11:30 am and lasts until 3:00 pm

Ticket prices

  • $25 for ages 18+

  • $15 for players under 18 years old

  • $100 for teams

[Click here to download the registration form]

Do you know what the exciting thing is about this fundraiser? It doesn’t matter if you are young or old. It doesn’t matter if you have a disability, because bowling is fun and everyone can do it! So, grab your kids … in fact grab your whole family and maybe the person you just met … and join us for raffles, prizes and a fun filled afternoon!

So here is what we’ve got planned for you …

First up, we have lane sponsorships. If you have a business and would like to sponsor a lane, the cost is $125 or you can sponsor your own employee or family/friend team for $100. If your sponsored team wins first place, we will present your business with a framed first place certificate!

Next up, we have the bowling break down …

The cost to bowl is $25 per person (18 +) and $15 for kids 17 & under, and $100 for teams of 4 or more. This includes two games, the shoe rental, and a ticket for the giveaways.

We also have giveaways, gift baskets, and raffles. In order to participate with the gift baskets and 50/50 raffle, you must purchase tickets, and they will be drawn randomly throughout the event.

Tickets for the basket giveaways are on sale right now! Ticket packet prices are as follows:

1 for $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10 or 26 for $20.

Huge thanks to the businesses and individuals who have sponsored this event so far:

Ann Michaud
Bill & Sue Hoke
Champy’s Fun City at Comfort Inn
Cumberland 12 Cinemas
Dick’s Country Store
Koffee Kat
Maw & Paw Shop
Mountain Mart
Napa Auto Parts (Champlain)
Nelson’s Flower Shop
Perkins Family Restaurant
Play it Again Sports
Samples Lumber Co.
Sherry’s Kitchen
The Greenery
VFW Post 8793 (Ellenburg)
Vesco Ridge Vineyard

… and Sam’s Club for its very generous $500 sponsorship!

Lane Sponsors

LaGoy’s Automotive LLC
Monopole
TM Auto Repair (Plattsburgh)

This list will be updated as we receive more sponsorships.


And now … for a rundown of the gift baskets!

This is Teddie. He is a collectors edition Boyd’s Bear and he is on a journey to collect Raffle Baskets for the 2nd Annual NCCI Winz N’ Pinz fund raiser.

This is Teddie. He is a collectors edition Boyd’s Bear and he is on a journey to collect Raffle Baskets for the 2nd Annual NCCI Winz N’ Pinz fund raiser.

Teddie has made his way to the Samuel De Chmplain Monument on the lookout for goodies!

Teddie has made his way to the Samuel De Chmplain Monument on the lookout for goodies!

Basket 1: Oh look!! Teddie found a friend!! His name is Mr. Giraffe and he has the first Raffle Basket with him. This basket is “Treat Yourself.” It has everything you need for a nice, relaxing bath time.

Basket 1: Oh look!! Teddie found a friend!! His name is Mr. Giraffe and he has the first Raffle Basket with him. This basket is “Treat Yourself.” It has everything you need for a nice, relaxing bath time.

Basket 2: Mr. Giraffe has brought another basket too!! This basket is “Cat Nap,” and if you are a cat lover, you will love this basket!

Basket 2: Mr. Giraffe has brought another basket too!! This basket is “Cat Nap,” and if you are a cat lover, you will love this basket!

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Basket 3: Teddie’s next stop is the Marina by Lake Champlain where he’s discovered another basket!! This basket is “Teddie Teatime.” It has tea and cookies! Perfect for a nice sunny day by the lake.

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Basket 4: Now Teddie has stopped at the Plattsburgh Library. He’s found a new basket with everything you need to have a beautiful garden!! This basket is “Garden Fun Time.”

Check back next week to see two more of the Raffle Gift Baskets!

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Basket 5: Teddie and Mr. Giraffe have made it to Point Au Roche State Park. After going on a nice scenic hike along the trails, they are resting with another basket they have found. This Basket is “Coffee and Chocolate.”

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Basket 6: PLAY TIME!! Teddie and his new friend, Mr. Giraffe, have stopped by Melissa Penfield Park where they’ve found another basket!! This basket is “Get Outside.”

Bonus!

This year we also have a special Mystery Basket we will be raffling off at $5 for one ticket and $20 for a bundle of 5 tickets. The Mystery Basket will be an amazing compilation of prizes for whoever wins!

Clinton County Transportation Meetings

Illustration of a transit bus

The following is a notice from the Clinton County Planning Department about upcoming public meetings and hearings on proposed changes in Clinton County Public Transit (CCPT):

Thursday, June 27, 1-3 PM
Public Information Meeting
First floor meeting room, Room 103, Clinton County Government Center
137 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh

Wednesday, July 10, 7 PM
Clinton County Legislature Public Hearing
Legislative Meeting Room, Clinton County Government Center
137 Margaret Street, Plattsburgh

Clinton County Public Transit (CCPT) is considering bus route changes for implementation on August 12th, 2019. The proposed changes include elimination of the West End bus route and elimination of the 8:53 pm run of the CCC Seasonal bus route, among other changes.

CCPT will be hosting a public information meeting on Thursday June 27th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the first floor meeting room, Room 103, of the Clinton County Government Center; 137 Margaret Street; Plattsburgh, NY 12901 to discuss the proposed service changes and receive public input. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.

Those who are unable to attend in person but would like to attend by way of conference call can call 1-712-451-0011 and use access code: 853408

If you cannot attend this meeting but you would like to give input, provide written comments, or ask questions; please contact:

James Bosley, Planning Technician
Clinton County Planning Department
135 Margaret Street Suite 124
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
518-565-4713
james.bosley@clintoncountygov.com

In addition to this public meeting, there will be a public hearing at the session of the Clinton County Legislature when bus route changes are voted on. It is anticipated that the bus route changes being proposed will go before the Clinton County Legislature at their 7:00 pm session on Wednesday July 10th and the public hearing will be at the beginning of that meeting.

Clinton County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special accommodations, within reason and upon request at least forty-eight hours in advance of the public meeting, will be provided to persons with disabilities. Please contact James Bosley, Planning Technician, at 518-565-4713 or by email at James.Bosley@clintoncountygov.com to request a special accommodation for the meeting.

For anyone who would like travel training to better understand the CCPT routes/services and how to use them, please contact James Bosley (contact information is above) and arrangements will be made for travel training.

Bowling Fundraiser Raffle Prizes

Winz N' Pinz with North Country Center for Independence

Raffle Prize Baskets!


Take a look at the beautiful raffle prizes we will be giving out at NCCI's First Annual "Winz N' Pinz" bowling fundraiser. The event will be Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM at North Bowl Lanes in Plattsburgh, New York.

Click here for the full details and registration information.

Here are photos of the prize baskets, each with a description of what's included:


#1 "Me Time": Basket, Tea Cup and Saucer, Blue Bird Light, 4 Herbal Teas, Candle, Body Lotion, Shower Gel, 'The Secret of Happy Days' Book, Pen, Mini Notebook, Chocolate, Hand Fan, Loofa, Deodorant, Body Powder, and Perfume.


#2 "Home and Garden": Basket, Battery Powered Zen Rock Fountain, 2 Candle Holders, Set of Appetizer Plates, Set of Coasters, 3 Boxes of Seeds- Wildflower Blend, Impatiens, and Shade Mix.


#3 "King Arthur": Cookie Sheet, Parchment Paper, Cook Book, 2 Bags Unbleached Flour, 6 'Essential Goodness' Mixes- Lemon Bar, Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bar, Cinnamon Sugar Puff Muffin, and 2 Chocolate Chip Cookie, Dough Cutter and Vietnamese Cinnamon.


#4 "Back to Basics Game Night": Guess Who, Ker Plunk, Connect 4, and Yahtzee. Basket and Card Games- Memory, Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Go Fish, Slap Jack, Matching, Skip-Bo Jr., and Two Little Hands Card Holders.


#5 "Cozy Crafts": 5 Handmade Journals, Handmade Dream Catcher, 2 Handmade Bracelets, 1 Handmade Necklace, 1 Handmade Throw Quilt, and Tote Bag.


#6 "Good Vibes": Wicker Box, 3 Reiki Energy Candles, 2 Packs Incense Sticks and Holder, 1 Box Incense Cones and Holder, 2 Dripping Candles, Himalayan Salt Candle Holder, Wire Wrap Necklace from KPaige Wraps, and Terrarium.


#7 "Fall Holidays": Basket, Pioneer Woman 3 Mixing Bowl Set, Pioneer Woman Pie Dish, Pie Cutter, 2 Carving Knives, Pineapple Corer, Straws, Dish Towels, Oven Mitt, Table Cloth, Measuring Spoons, Peach-Pecan Whiskey, Holiday Foods, and Gift Cards.

[Photo coming!]

#8 "Camping Excursion": Basket, 100pk Glow Sticks, Roasting Sticks, Graham Crackers, Bag of Marshmallows, Jar of Marshmallow Fluff, Bag of M&Ms, Fire Lighting Squares, 'So Much S'more to Do' Book, 'Camp Daze' Mad Libs, Adirondack Mountain Club Gift Certificate with Lodging and Camping Brochures.


#9 "Co-op Basket": Local Organic and Unique Products from The North Country Co-op.


#10 "Halloween Happiness": Pumpkin Basket, Halloween/Autumn Décor, and Pumpkin Patch/Corn Maze Gift Certificate.

Bowling Fundraiser

Winz N' Pinz with North Country Center for Independence

NCCI’s First Annual Bowling Fundraiser
“Winz n’ Pinz”
When: September 29, 2018 
At: North Bowl Lanes in Plattsburgh, NY
Registration Starts at 11:00 am and the fun starts at

Ticket prices:


$20 for ages 18+
$15 for players under 18 years old
$80 for teams


Do you know what the exciting thing is about this fundraiser? Well…It does not matter if you are young or old. It does not matter if you have a disability, because bowling is fun and everyone can do it! So, grab your kids, in fact grab your whole family and maybe the person you just met outside and join us for raffles, prizes and a fun filled afternoon!

So here is what we’ve got planned for you:


Winz N’ Pinz with North Country Center for Independence - September 29, 2018 11:30am – 3:00pm - North Bowl Lanes - Raffles, giveaways & more! - For more information call 518-563-9058. Visit NCCI at 80 Sharron Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
First up, we have lane sponsorships: If you have a business and would like to sponsor a lane, the cost is $125 or you can sponsor your own employee or family/friend team for $80. If your sponsored team is the one that wins first place, we will present your business with a framed first place certificate for you to display in your business!

Next up, we have the bowling break down: For individuals and teams, the cost is $20/per person (18 +) and $15/kid (17 & under). This includes two games, the shoe rental, and a ticket for the giveaways. In addition, be one of the first 10 teams or one of the first 40 individuals to register and pay, and you will receive a bonus: a keychain with a bottle opener, bowling ball or a bowling pin pen, a 24-ounce bowling pin water bottle and an extra ticket for the 20-minute giveaway raffle. By bowling with us, you also have a chance at winning any of the prizes listed below: 
If you create a team, the top three teams with the highest two game series will receive:

1st Place:  Each member will receive a $25 gift card to a local restaurant, two movie tickets and 
a Gold medal. Once we have the gift cards, we will upload them to our website and Facebook page.

2nd Place:  Each member will receive a $10 Dunkin Donuts gift card and a Silver medal.

3rd Place:  Each member will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card and a Bronze medal.

If you want to do your own thing and bowl individually, that’s cool too, because we have prizes for you as well! The top two bowlers, in each category, with the highest two game series will receive:

Ages 10 and under — Bundle of age appropriate games

Ages 11 to 17—  $25 iTunes gift card and a Gold Medal

Ages 18 and up— An Amazon 7”, Kindle Fire and a Gold medal

Lastly, we have the giveaways, gift baskets, and raffles: In order to participate with the gift baskets and 50/50 raffle, you must purchase tickets, and they will be drawn randomly throughout the event. Tickets are on sale right now! Ticket packet prices are as follows: 

1 for $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10 or 26 for $20.


Click here to see our Raffle Gift Baskets!


Tickets for these raffles can be purchased through any staff member either in our office, and of course, during the event. Tickets will be drawn at 3:00pm and you do not need to be present to win. If either of these methods doesn’t work, give us a call – we can accommodate!

Disclaimer: For any of the baskets that have alcohol in them, only 21+ may place tickets for the basket, and only 21+ take the basket. We will ID for any basket with alcohol.

For our 20-minute giveaway, every bowler that registers and pays will receive a ticket to our special giveaway raffle. Tickets will be available at the event for purchase for bowlers. Ticket pricing will follow the same pricing as listed above. We will draw a ticket every 20 minutes and you will have a chance to win a variety of prizes, such as; a hovering soccer ball, a sweatshirt, local maple syrup, local chocolates, gift cards for local businesses and many other wonderful prizes!

For the 50/50 giveaway, it’s pretty self-explanatory, but if you have questions, shoot us an email or give us a call!

The entire staff of NCCI would like to thank you in advance and we look forward to seeing you all in September!

Employment

Job Fair  When: May 21, 2018 1 PM - 4 PM  Where: OneWork Source 194 US Oval, Plattsburgh, NY 12903  Connect with Employers and Apply for Jobs!  Employers Include: Coryer Staffing Crossmark ETS Mold-Rite Plastics NYS DOCCS Upstone Materials UPS Woodmen of the World  Positions In: Manufactoring Customer Service Material Moving Transportation Retail Sales Security Services And other opportunities!  Need Help Getting Ready? Participate in the Job Fair Preparation Workshop at OneWorkSource. Learn about and register for this workshop at (518) 561-0430  Questions? Call 518-561-0430 ext. 3058  Bring copies of your resume and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.  Visit: www.labor.ny.gov Click on “Find a Job” then Career Center Events and “Recruitments”
Job fairs happen periodically around the North Country every year. If you are at all interested in a job search, go to this one on May 21st, and keep an eye out for future job fairs in the area.

Questions to ask yourself if you have a disability and want to explore employment:

  • Are you looking for full time, part time, temporary, seasonal, or continuous employment?
  • Are you looking for indoor or outdoor work? Physical work or work that’s mainly about thinking, planning, and creating? Do you like simple routines, or do you prefer work with variety and the unexpected? Do you want to work with the public or behind the scenes? Do you want coworkers, or do you prefer working by yourself?
  • Do you have a specific career in mind, or are you open to a variety of fields?
  • How do you plan to talk about your disability? Will you keep it to yourself or inform your employers … and at what point? Will you need some accommodations on the job? Are you concerned about discrimination or being screened out because of your disability? Can you explain your disability simply, briefly, in a way that makes people more comfortable?

These are just a few questions to get you started, and give your job search some focus. Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, reach out for some additional help with your job search and preparation:


A general regional resource for all job seekers.


Provides help and, in some cases, funding assistance for job seekers with disabilities.


Provides employment services for people who are blind or visually impaired.


Peer support and information on employment, benefits management, workplace accommodations, and disability rights laws in the workplace.

Clinton County Public Transit Route Deviation Trainings

Clinton County Public Transit Route Deviation Training - Presented by the Clinton County Planning Department

On May 1, 2018, Clinton County Public Transit will change its Paratransit policy, essentially eliminating door-to-door transportation for people with disabilities within the City of Plattsburgh. CCPT will shift instead to route deviation.

The Clinton County Planning Department and CCPT will hold a series of trainings to orient riders to the new system. Dates and times are below:

Presented by the Clinton County Planning Department
Clinton County Government Center
137 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Scheduled trainings:






Travel training will consist of a 20 minute presentation on the new bus schedule and how Route Deviation works, followed by an opportunity to ride the bus and see Route Deviation in action.

If you wish to attend, call 518-561-1452. If you can’t attend but would like more information and opportunity for input, call NCCI at 518-563-9058.

Winter Paralympics

The 12th Winter Paralympic Games will take place in PeyongChang, South Korea, March 9-18, 2018. The games will start with Opening Ceremonies on Friday the 9th, and continue over the next 9 days. 550 disabled athletes from 49 countries will compete in six events:

Alpine skiing
Biathlon
Cross-country skiing
Ice sledge hockey
Snowboarding
Wheelchair curling

Paralympic Games are the pinnacle of competitive sports for people with disabilities. They run concurrently with both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games every four years, usually about two weeks after and at the same location and using the same facilities.

PeyongChang 2018 Paralympic Games logoSimilar to the Olympics themselves, the Paralympics are exciting, inspiring, informative ... and occasionally controversial. One of the aims of the Paralympics is to show the world what people with various disabilities can do in competitive athletics, with the right adaptations and determination. Each Paralympics fosters high hopes for further transforming attitudes towards people with disabilities in general throughout the world.

At the same time, while the disability community typically enjoys and celebrates the Paralympics as a showcase for disability sports and disabled athletes, there is an undercurrent of concern about exactly what messages about disability are received by the viewing public. Some are concerned that showcasing Paralympians as examples of disability achievement sends a distorted message, that disabled people can literally do anything if given the chance. While this is in a sense true, most disabled people have complex needs and face barriers in society that make simple independent living a genuine challenge.

Also, in recent years there has been some debate within disability sports about how disabled athletes are qualified and categorized based on their precise impairments. Some excellent athletes are always left out because of minute deviations in their actual disabilities, and efforts to match people evenly and fairly can be messy.

On the positive side, broadcasters have steadily increased the number of hours of Paralympic coverage in recent years. NBC will air over 250 hours of the 2018 Winter Paralympics, which is double the coverage of the last Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. And again, similar to all the Olympics themselves, the Paralympics tends to transcend it’s controversies, reservations, and social critiques ... no matter how valid ... as the sheer spectacle and fun takes over.

Here are some links to help you enjoy the 2018 Winter Paralympics:




2018 Paralympics - Wikipedia

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Work Incentives Workshop


Presenter: Norman L. Karp, Certified Benefits Specialist

When: Wednesday April 18th and 25th, 10:30am - 12 Noon.

Where:

North Country Center for Independence
80 Sharron Ave
Plattsburgh, NY 12901 

For more information or to register contact Norman Karp at: 
Phone: (518) 563-9058, ext. 110 or (518) 354-0198 

Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today!!!

Are you (or someone you know) receiving Social Security disability benefits and interested in exploring your work options?

Do you have questions about work like these ...

• Can I work and still keep my Social Security benefits? 
• Can I work and keep my healthcare benefits?
• Who can help me understand how working will affect my benefits? 

What are the advantages of you going back to work?

• More money! More money! More money!
• Becoming more self-sufficient
• Meeting new people

Social Security makes this possible with work incentives, such as:

• Impairment Related Work Expenses or Blind Work Expenses
• Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS Plan)
• Student Earned Income Exclusions
• Continued Medicaid Coverage (1619 B)
• Trial Work Period Months and Substantial Gainful Activity 
• Expedited Reinstatement
• Extended Period of Eligibility and Extended Medicare Coverage

So, if you or someone you know wants to work but isn’t sure how to get started, this Work Incentives Workshop is the place to be!!!

The End Of Paratransit?

ACTION ALERT in bold white letters on a dark red background

The Clinton County Planning Office is preparing a recommendation to the Clinton County Legislature to ELIMINATE Paratransit services in Clinton County. The plan would instead offer only route deviation services on city fixed routes and expanded rural zone services. A notice of public comment is expected to be posted via legal notice in the next few days. A public meeting will also be scheduled, probably for early June.

We will need EVERYONE to be there. NCCI will explore all possible legal options and we will be involved in advocacy with the Clinton County Legislature to hopefully stop this from happening. Please be prepared to help us by responding to action alerts. We need the whole community to help us fight this.

Above all, please stay alert for new developments, events, and opportunities to comment. Be prepared to tell the County how the loss of Paratransit would affect you and / or your loved ones.

Stay tuned!