Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Children in Restaurants

Published - December 22, 2015

In my last column I described a number of “pet peeves” I experience based on the actions of restaurant managers and servers. As I was writing, I realized that some of the things that bother me the most are attributable to fellow adult diners with accompanying children. Loud and intrusive behaviors of children can bring discomfort to those around them. When choosing a restaurant, particularly for dinner, I find myself gravitating to establishments that don’t attract families with children. Being a parent myself, I can empathize with parents who must decide whether to bring their offspring to a restaurant or

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Live@WCNY presents Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble Barn Dance Jan. 9

Published - December 17, 2015

WCNY Public Media’s Live@WCNY presents Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble Barn Dance, Jan. 9. Enjoy listening to the region’s best bluegrass ramble music acts in WCNY’s television studios. Date: Jan. 9 Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Location: WCNY, 415 West Fayette St. in Syracuse Cost: $5 suggested donation, open to the public Parking: On-site parking available Workshops: Aspiring musicians are invited to attend Bluegrass music workshops prior to the Barn Dance from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The annual Barn Dance features six bluegrass, and old time country music groups acts including: Boots & Shorts, Lake Effect, Northwater, Diamond Someday, Molly

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CONNECT: NY – Testing, Opting Out, Parent Engagement

Published - December 7, 2015

New Public Affairs TV series explores critical issues in education with NYS Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia WCNY Public Media is excited to announce a new TV production, “Connect: NY.” The next episode airs at 9 p.m. Dec. 21st on WCNY. “Connect: NY” explores statewide issues of critical importance and begins with six, monthly, one-hour panel discussions about education issues including: Common Core standards, teacher evaluations, school financing, achievement gaps, testing and opting out, and legal challenges. “My priority is making sure that we give every student in New York the best chance to succeed,” said Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. “That’s why my first

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