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posticon School Hosting Community Conversations on Bullying

Around Town | Friday, January 18, 2019 | By Dan Veaner Print
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School Community Conversations

In its ongoing anti-bullying and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiative this year, Lansing School Superintendent Chris Pettograsso updated the Board of Education Monday on a series of 'community conversations' the district is hosting on topics related to bullying.  Pettograsso said the first of the series was to be held yesterday.

"About a month ago we found out one of the barriers was that we are all coming with different levels of education around mental health, around what bullying means, around the dignity act," she said. "So we're providing a series of educational community conversations for the public.  Starting on January 17th we will have a New York State Dignity Act and anti-bullying presentation by Don Budman. He gave the same presentation for our committee."

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posticon Interfaith Dinner

Around Town | Friday, January 18, 2019 | By - Print
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posticon Lansing Gallery - Corning Museum of Glass

Around Town | Friday, January 18, 2019 | By Diane Duthie Print
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Diane Duthie - Lansing GalleryI had a great time taking photos of some of the exhibits at the Corning Museum of Glass.

I highly recommend planning a visit to make a glass project, tour the museum, and stop by their gift shop!


Photos by Diane Duthie

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posticon Sophie Fund Welcomes Cuomo Suicide Prevention Proposal

Around Town | Friday, January 18, 2019 | By The Sophie Fund Print
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The Sophie Fund on Thursday applauded New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's 2019 "Justice Agenda" for including a proposal to strengthen suicide prevention infrastructure through state and local partnerships.

"While there is much still to be done, we truly thank Governor Cuomo for his commitment to preventing suicide in our state and for taking concrete actions in order to do so," said Scott MacLeod, a co-founder of The Sophie Fund. "The governor understands the importance of addressing this challenge at the community level and with results-oriented strategies."

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posticon Dear Margaret - Caught in the Middle

Around Town | Friday, January 18, 2019 | By Margaret Snow Print
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dearmargaretDear Margaret: I'm recently engaged to a woman with two small, pre-school children. I feel close to these boys and think they feel the same about me. The problem comes when it's time to discipline them. Neither of us believe in aggressive, physical discipline, just to take that off the table. However, if I even raise my voice when they are misbehaving it causes a rift between my fiancé and me. I think this is something that can get pretty tricky as our relationship and marriage progresses, but I don't know how to approach it without causing a heated argument.
Caught in the Middle

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