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1 Reflections us at: website: INSIDE THIS ISSUE Volume MMIXI, Issue 14 July 2, 2010 FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT From The Board of Directors - Page 2 AT KERRI PARK Calendar of Events - Page 2 Senator John DeFrancisco - Page 4 Assemblyman Will Barclay - Page 4 Oberon Pool News - Pages 6 Radisson REC Station - Pages 7-8 Cirque d Vin Wine Club - Page 10 INDEX Business Cards...Page 11 Classifieds...Page 12 DATE: Thurs., July 22nd RAIN DATE: Fri., July 23rd LOCATION: Kerri Hornaday Park SEATING: Begins at 7:30pm MOVIE: Begins at 8:30pm Family Event - No Alcohol Permitted COST: $2 per person/$5 per family Event Sponsors: Duncan Sisk from Liberty Mutual and Autumn Starr. Public Performance Event License purchased through Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. Tickets can be purchased beginning Friday, July 2nd at the Oberon Pool or during REC beginning July 9th. The Reflections is published by the Radisson Community Association, Inc Carpenter Road Baldwinsville, NY Phone: Fax: Included with Ticket Cost: Each person will receive a bag of popcorn, choice of candy and a refreshment while supplies last. Liberty Mutual will be giving away prizes the night of the movie between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Refl ections, July 2, 2010 Page 1

2 From The Board of Directors Dear fellow Radisson Community members. Usually this column is where the Executive Director addresses pertinent topics each month. In this issue, we re doing things just a little bit differently, and so the President of the RCA Board is writing today. As you should be already aware, Executive Director John Vinquist announced his retirement this spring and finished his last day Friday June 25th. John was recognized and thanked in appropriate fashion at our annual meeting earlier in June. The RCA Board has spent much of the spring engaged in a search for a new Executive Director. We established an ad hoc committee of board members chaired by Patrick Dolan which also included Ryan Brown and Wendel Smith. The entire Board was involved in the interview and selection process and we re very proud to share with you that we have offered the position to RCA s own Lynn Tanner and she has accepted. Lynn brings a wealth of experience to the table having been a staff member here for some 15 years. Over the years Lynn has had experience in bookkeeping as well as office management, advertising, design and layout of our community newspaper, and employee benefits. She has had to assist and provide back up coverage for previous Executive Director s. Since joining the RCA in 1995 she has further developed her accounting skills and has also been our office manager since She is well versed on the issues our community has had to face as well as those we will face moving forward. Please join me in congratulating Lynn on her new position. Best Wishes, Tom DeSain, RCA Board President SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY July Photo ID Reflections 10:00 am to Published 2:00 pm at Oberon Pool Deadline for 7/16/10 Reflections Summer REC Happy 4th of July! RCA Closed Oberon Pool Open begins at Kerri Hornaday Park Photo ID 4:00-7:00 pm at Oberon Pool Rec Mtg RCA Deadline for Session II Swim Lesson sign ups Photo ID 2:00-6:00 pm at Oberon Pool Swim Lesson Session I ends Oberon Pool closes at 4:30 pm Teen Pool Party 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Oberon Pool Session II Swim Lessons Begins Operations Mtg RCA ASC Mtg Photo ID 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at Oberon Pool Reflections Published Deadline for 7/30/10 Reflections Deadline for Session III Swim Lesson sign ups Photo ID 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at Oberon Pool Family Movie Night at Kerri Park Seating at 7:30 pm Movie at 8:30 pm Session II Swim Lessons End Session I Water Aerobics Ends Photo ID 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Oberon Pool Luau Oberon Pool Page 2 Reflections, July 2, 2010

3 Architectural Standards Committee The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) has openings for residents who are interested in serving the Radisson Community. The members of the ASC serve on your behalf to maintain, preserve, and enhance the architectural standards and quality of the community. This responsibility includes providing guidance to homeowners regarding planned or contemplated exterior architectural design modifications. The ASC also establishes policies and decisions pertaining to architectural standards and property use issues. The Committee meets year around twice a month from April through September and once a month for the rest of the year. Meetings are typically the 1st and 3rd Monday of the Key Notice month. The length of each meeting can vary between 1 hour to 3.5 hours. Special requirements/physical demands: Color vision acuity Physical design, landscaping, and balanced common-sense Commitment to community Able to work with residents to find compromise Modification/violation review If you are interested please write or the ASC Administrator, John Mancinelli Please send your name, address, phone number, address and any reasons/qualifications that you believe would make you an asset to the committee. In April the locks were changed on all of the tennis courts and at the boat launch. Tennis Court keys are $5 and Boat Launch keys are $25 per season. Both are for sale in the RCA Office, tennis keys can also be purchased at the pool office. Notice From NYPIRG We are writing to update you on the outreach plans for the New York Public Interest Research Group Fund, Inc. (NYPIRG). NYPIRG, as you may know, is a non-partisan corporation organized in 1976 under the New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. NYPIRG s areas of concern include consumer protection, environmental preservation and public health. As a taxexempt charitable organization, NYPIRG files annual financial reports with the New York State Attorney General under the provisions of the New York State Executive Law, Article 7-1. We anticipate conducting our door-to-door outreach in your community for a brief period between June 7 and August 31. Our activities will entail circulating support statements, soliciting small contributions, distributing information and recruiting support (letters, calls, participation) primarily on the issue of global climate change policy. This letter represents part of our commitment to cooperating fully with local municipalities while we are conducting our outreach efforts. Welcome to the Neighborhood Michael Bryant 3401 Van Wie Drive East Jesse & Joy Campbell 3462 Stanford Drive Michael & Melanie Carbone 3034 Stevenage Drive Summer Tennis Programs at Radisson JUNIORS: All classes meet Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday at the same time for 3 weeks. Clinics or drills for groups or leagues can be arranged. Call tennis professional for rates depending on number of students. GROUP TIME COST Tots (Ages 4-6) 9:00 9:45 AM $54 Rookies (Ages 7-10) 10:00 11:00 AM $72 Rippers (Ages 11-14) 11:00 12:00 PM $72 Session 1 June 28 July 15 Session 2 July 19 August 5 Session 3 August 9 August 26 Ability level may not match up with age. People with age or schedule problems should contact tennis pro. Private Lessons will be offered for $60 per hour arranged by student and professional. All lessons will be taught at Carpenter Road Courts. Rain days will be made up within same session only. Amounts can be pro-rated if classes will be missed due to vacation. There are no cash refunds. Students will be placed in appropriate class. Professional reserves right to make changes in class due to ability level. All checks should be payable to Tennis-n-Gear. Minimum 4 students per class, please call or with any questions. Sign ups available until four days before class starts. Registration forms are available at the RCA Office or at Name Amt. Enclosed $ Address Home Phone # Cell Phone # Class Session # Day/Time Resident circle YES or NO I/We agree to hold harmless Radisson Community Association. Inc. and Tennis-N-Gear, Inc. for any liability or injury resulting from my or my child s participation in this program. Parent s Signature Make checks payable to Tennis-N-Gear Refl ections, July 2, 2010 Page 3

4 SENATE PASSES AUTISM INSURANCE BILL Bill Would Provide Insurance Coverage for Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders By Senator John A. DeFrancisco Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced that legislation he co-sponsored regarding insurance coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders has passed the Senate and has been delivered to the Assembly. The bill would close an insurance gap that individuals diagnosed with autism currently face, said Senator John A. DeFrancisco. I am pleased that those with the autism spectrum disorder will have a better chance of early diagnosis, and more clearly-defined coverage in their insurance policies, said Senator De- Francisco. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the number of children with autism is 1 in 110 nationwide. This bill requires insurance policies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Coverage would specifically be required for the group of neurological conditions know as autism spectrum disorder, limited only by whatever restrictions are otherwise contained in the policy. The bill amends existing provisions of the insurance law to require coverage under health insurance policies issued by indemnity and nonprofit insurers, as well as health maintenance organizations. Coverage would also be subject to utilization review, medical necessity determinations and appropriate case management. The legislation insures that only those treatments and therapies, which have been determined by recognized medical authority, as evidence-based and clinically proven will be covered. I am hopeful that the Assembly will pass this bill in the near future so that it can become law, and so that autism can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible, which no doubt will give children the best chance of reaching their highest potential. The New York State Assembly Summer reading challenges will begin appearing throughout local schools and libraries for parents and children this month. This brochure, which features a calendar and a space to keep track of reading time throughout the summer, challenges kids to read for at least 15 minutes a day for 40 days throughout the summer months with an adult or on their own. More than 5,000 Summer Reading Brochures will be circulated to schools and libraries within the 124th Assembly District. I m pleased that every year the response to the program grows. More teachers, librarians and parents help circulate the brochures and take the time to explain the program. Those who complete the challenge are encouraged to mail in their form to obtain a New York State Assembly Excellence in Reading Certificate. I strongly believe in this challenge. Reading skills are determining factors News From Assemblyman Will Barclay Summer Reading Gives Children Academic Advantages in the success of academic careers. The first few years of school for a child are formative and often set the tone for the rest of their academic careers. A good foundation in literacy gives children an advantage in school. Study after study shows that the harder reading is for a child, the less likely they are to feel confident in the classroom. School work becomes difficult and the child feels alienated from classmates, and the curriculum, which can negatively affect their self-esteem which leads to other social problems. That s why it s important for parents and grandparents, teachers and older role models to instill a love of books and literature for children. Research shows there s a connection between leisure reading, access to books and success in school. In 2009, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan described summer learning loss as devastating. Researchers often refer to this as the summer slide. It is estimated that school summer breaks will cause the average student to lose up to one month of instruction, with disadvantaged students being disproportionately affected. Researchers conclude that two-thirds of the 9th grade reading achievement gap can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities during the elementary school years, with nearly one-third of the gap present when children begin school. All of this research demonstrates the critical importance that the early development of summer reading habits can play in providing the foundation for later success. Summer gives children the opportunity to explore their individual interests. Public library summer reading programs are offered free of charge to all children, from toddlers to teens and are one of the best bargains around. Library staff help children select reading materials and provide literacy-enhancing programs such as storytelling, music and puppet shows. Children and teens are also encouraged to come to the library to safely use the internet and socialize with peers. Parents are encouraged to participate as well. By leisurely reading ourselves, we parents can provide motivation for children and plant a desire to read. Last year, 1.5 million students participated in the summer reading challenge. Our office works directly with the New York State Education Department, local libraries and school districts to help promote summer reading. Last October, in conjunction with Oswego Library, my office and I hosted a summer reading party. All children who completed the challenge were awarded certificates, served treats and refreshments and awarded prizes. This gave me an opportunity to meet some of my youngest constituents and have some Halloween treats too. The summer reading brochure features a suggested reading list, which is broken up into different categories that includes adventure, humor, friendship, fantasy, history and sports. It also lists books that preschoolers and early readers will enjoy. This year s theme is Make a Splash READ! I encourage you and your family to take up the challenge. To obtain a form, contact the district office at or your name and address to Residents may also mail in a request for a brochure to 200 N. Second St., Fulton, N.Y Support the Baldwinsville Pop Warner Little Scholars Buy your tickets to the Turning Stone Resort Championship from this participating charity and 100% of the face value of the ticket is donated back to the B ville Pop Warner Little Scholars! The tournament is August 2-8, 2010 and tickets are on sale now. Contact Joel Pankowski for more information at Page 4 Reflections, July 2, 2010

5 Community Cats They ve been thrown out of moving cars, abandoned while pregnant, almost frozen when their family moved and left them to fend for themselves (in the dead of winter) - all sad stories that have a chance for a happy ending...if you ll just take a moment to look into their eyes and see that all they want is a warm place to sleep, someone to give their love to and a safe place to call home. Meet one and it will change your life (and theirs), for the better! Clover All cats have been spayed/neutered, are up to date on vaccines and available for adoption. Vet reference and donation. Contact Bonnie at or (Please note that these are all cats found in Radisson.) Rudy Butterfingers Cookie Reflections, July 2, 2010 Page 5

6 OBERON POOL NEWS Summer Programs Sign-Up Info Oberon Pool Hours WATER AEROBICS Water Aerobics $30 per session SESSION I: June 28th July 23rd SESSION II: July 26th August 20th AM Class Monday-Friday, 8:30am 9:15am PM Class Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00pm 8:45pm Registration forms will be available online and in the RCA office. More information on these programs can be found on our website: www. OBERON POOL SWIM LESSONS Swim Lesson $32 per session Resident/Corporate Park Guard Start $55 per session Resident/Corporate Park SESSION I: June 28th July 9th (Deadline: June 23rd) SESSION II: July 12th July 23rd (Deadline: July 7th) SESSION III: July 26th Aug. 6th (Deadline: July 21st) SESSION IV: Aug. 9th Aug. 20th (Deadline: Aug. 4th) Classes run from 9:30 AM Noon Level times available on registration form Level description available on website (**Note: Non-Resident sign-ups for Sessions I & II begins July 1st.) SUMMER REC REC Program $55/child or $85/family (For residents or Corporate Park members only) July 6th August 6th, Monday Friday Pre-K 1st Grade: 9:00am-11:00am 2nd 4th Grade: 9:00am-Noon 5th 7th Grade: 9:00am-Noon June 21-August 13 Monday Friday Open Swim 12:45pm 7:45pm Saturday Sunday Parent & Infant Swim* 10:00am 12:00pm Lap Swim** 10:00am 12:00pm Open Swim 12:00pm 7:45pm PARENT & INFANT SWIM* *Parent & Infant Swim is a quiet time set aside for parents (or another adult) to utilize the pool with their swimmers who need assistance and can not swim completely on their own. These young swimmers need time to learn without having more advanced and independent swimmers creating a distractive environment. PLEASE NOTE: If a child is above the age of 10 OR has passed the Basic Swim Test (BST) they ARE NOT allowed in the pool at this time since they can enter Open Swim without adult supervision. LAP SWIM** **Lap Swim is exclusively for adults (age 16 & up) to swim laps. GUEST POLICY The daily guest pass fee is $5 per guest. A guest is considered any non-resident swimmer who is 5 years or older. A registered resident over the age of 18 may purchase a seasonal pass for a guest from the Oberon Pool Office Manager on duty during Open Swim hours. Monthly passes are available for $20 each. The pass is good for one person and can not be transferred. Teen Pool Party! When: July 9, 2010 Where: Oberon Pool! Time: 5pm-7:45pm Ages: Cost: $2 per person, 1 guest per resident Don t forget, pool closes at 4:30pm Live music, pizza, prizes and more kick off your summer right here at the Oberon Pool! Page 6 Reflections, ections, July 2, 2010

7 RADISSON RECREATION STATION NYC TRIP 2010 Saturday, December 4, 2010 $79.00 per person Depart from Oberon Pool Parking Lot: 6:00am Estimated time of arrival in NYC: 11:00 11:30am Depart from NYC: 8:00pm Estimated time of arrival in Radisson: 1:00-2:00am The day is yours to explore NYC on your own! Grab tickets to a matinee, get Christmas shopping out of the way, and visit some of the wonderful museums that NYC has to offer, or just get away for the day. *Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets went on sale to general public in April!! Check out their website at *Arranged by Kim Canino with AAA travel!! To reserve your seat call Kim at or her at Payment options: Cash Check (payable to AAA WCNY) Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) *Payments should be sent directly to Kim Canino at: AAA Travel Agency 5663 East Circle Drive, Suite 300, Cicero, NY **Full payment is due at time of booking, and all money is non-refundable once paid**if minimum passenger requirements are not met (min. 40 people), by November 1st and AAA cancels the trip then all money will be refunded. WEEK 1 Monday, July 5 WEEK 2 Saturday, July 17, th of July Holiday NO REC Luau annual No entrance fee, just bring a dish to pass! DJ, beer, wine, food, prizes & more!! (Must be 21 and over) SUMMER REC WEEKS 1 & 2 TUESDAY, July 6, 2010 through Friday, July 16, 2010 For further Information and Cancellations, check our website, Tuesday, July 6 FIRST DAY OF REC! Today we ll be meeting the counselors and learning the rules... PLUS having fun of course Don t forget your snack and water Wednesday, July 7 Hey! Let s Re-Celebrate Our Country s Birthday! Wear your Red, White & Blue gear to Rec today in honor of the good ole U.S.A.! Oberon Pool Rain Location: Aspen House Break out that Hawaiian shirt and your dancin shoes! Join your friends and neighbors at the Oberon Pool for a night you don t want to miss!! *PLEASE NOTE THE POOL WILL CLOSE EARLY (3:30 pm) FOR THIS EVENT* Thursday, July 8 Today we will be making one of our favorite crafts, Stick Stickley s!! Friday, July 9 OOO IT S HOT OUT! Today we ll be taking a ride on our slip and slide, and playing super fun games, on WATER DAY! Don t forget to bring a towel, and wear sandals! Monday, July 12 GET READY FOR SOME FUN, BECAUSE TODAY IS A GREAT DAY FOR A ROOFBALL TOURNAMENT!! WE WILL ALSO BE BREAKING OUT OUR BOONDOGGLE!!! Tuesday, July 13 MAKE SURE TO BRING YOUR CREATIVITY TO REC TODAY BECAUSE... Our fourth annual playground coloring contest begins today! The winners will be presented their prizes Friday Wednesday, July 14 TODAY WE WILL BE HAVING A VISITOR FROM MAXMAN REPTILE RESCUE!! Thursday, July 15 WHAT? Halloween in July?!?! Dig out those old Halloween Costumes and get ready to... Dress up and have fun! Friday, July 16 SAND ART DAY TODAY WE WILL BE MAKING SAND ART CREATIONS! A reminder to all parents: We will be selling REC t-shirts for all campers. Orders received by June 25th will be available for pickup at the end of the first week of REC. All orders placed after June 25th will be available mid-july. T-shirts are $10 and the order form can be picked up at the RCA office or during REC once it begins. Refl ections, July 2, 2010 Page 7

8 RADISSON RECREATION STATION FOUNDER S DAY CELEBRATION Saturday, August 14th 5:00 pm at Kerri Hornaday Park FOUNDER S DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Founder s Day is a day for residents to celebrate Radisson. It is one of Radisson s larger events and it relies heavily on volunteers. People are getting busier and busier these days and over the past few years volunteers at Founder s Day have dwindled leaving a lot of work for only a handful of people. The Recreation Committee is looking for volunteers for: * Cooking * Serving * Beer Pouring * Youth Volunteers (great for PIG hours!) If you are interested in volunteering please contact Lori at ext 14 or FOUNDER S DAY BAND AUDITIONS Are you in a band or know a band that is looking for a gig? The REC Committee is auditioning bands for the Radisson Founder s Day Celebration. Founder s Day will be at Kerri Hornaday Park on Saturday, August 14th (8-15 rain date) from 5:00 pm to dark. For more information please contact Lori at ext 14 or Save the Date 3rd Annual Dodgeball Tournament Page 8 WHEN: Thursday, August 5th TIME: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm WHERE: Kerri Hornaday Park COST: $12 per team of 6 players Refl ections, July 2, 2010 (ages 12-19) Pizza, drinks, prizes, music and more!!! Sign up forms will be available in July. Stay tuned for more info to follow in the upcoming Reflections. Please Note: KERRI PARK WILL BE CLOSED DURING SUMMER REC HOURS Beginning July 6th and ending August 6th, Kerri Hornaday Memorial Park will be closed to the public Mondays-Fridays from 8:30am-12:15pm. ONLY Summer Recreation staff and participants will be allowed at the park during those times. This does include the upper and lower baseball fields, the soccer field, basketball courts, Kid s Kingdom tot-lot and pavilion. We have always closed the location of the Summer Recreation program to the public for a number of reasons safety of participants being the main concern. We understand that this may inconvenience some of you that live near Kerri Park, but the overall safety of our participants is our main goal. Please keep in mind the Radisson Community offers many other tot-lots, two of which are still in close proximity (one behind Corlear Drive and one next to Mallard Pond). Also, please visit our new Drakes Landing Park playground located at Drakes Landing Road and Glacier Ridge Road.

9 ADULT SUMMER TENNIS PROGRAMS AT RADISSON Clinics or drills for groups or leagues can be arranged. Call tennis professional for rates depending on number of students. CLASS DAY TIME COST Beginner Monday 12:30-1:30 PM $36 Beginner Wednesday 7:00-8:00 PM $36 Session 1 July 12 - July 28 Name Amt. Enclosed $ Address Home Phone # Cell Phone # Class Session # Day/Time Resident circle YES or NO I/We agree to hold harmless Radisson Community Association. Inc. and Tennis-N-Gear, Inc. for any liability or injury resulting from my participation in this program. Signature Make checks payable to Tennis-N-Gear People with age or schedule problems should contact tennis pro. Private Lesson will be offered for $60 per hour arranged by student and professional. All lessons will be taught at Carpenter Road Courts. Rain days will be made up within same session only. Amounts can be pro-rated if classes will be missed due to vacation. There are no cash refunds. Students will be placed in appropriate class. Professional reserves right to make changes in class due to ability level. All checks should be payable to Tennis-n-Gear. Minimum 4 students per class, please call or with any questions. Sign ups available until four days before class starts. Registration forms are available at the RCA Office or at REC Committee Volunteers Needed Are you looking for something fun to do? Do you like helping out your community? Do you want to meet new friends? If yes, then the REC Committee is the committee to join. The commitment involves attending a monthly meeting and helping out at the various Radisson events that the committee plans. The planned summer events are the Luau and Founder s Day. Contact Lori at ext 14 or e- mail: org for more information. Rally For The Cure Wednesday, July 28, AM Shotgun Start Registration forms available at, at the clubhouse or contact below. 9 Hole Captain and Crew golf tournament for Women to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. A portion of the money goes to our Central NY Komen affiliate. Coffee and goodies at 9AM. Golf, cart, lunch and $20 to Komen totaling $65 is due by July 12 h. 50/50 Raffle Door Prize raffle Pink Ribbon Tree Closest to the pin wins a big prize!!! Janet Dolan 3263 Far Reach Drive Baldwinsville, NY Don!t forget to wear PINK! Refl ections, July 2, 2010 Page 9

10 Cirque d Vin Wine Club At the June Tasting, there were 71 attendees to sample ten wines from Martin Scott Wines, Ltd. Daniel Salamone, Fine Wine Representative from Martin Scott, was the guest speaker. The favorite wines from the evening were Marquis Philips Shiraz 2008, Bitch Grenache 2008, and Mason Cellars Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc Tabatha s Family Tree Restaurant provided the snacks and Sardo s Pizza provided the pizzas. Judi Dixon sponsored Hospice of CNY for the Charity Drawing. Hospice is for anyone ranging in age from 2 days old to 102 years old - with a prognosis of six months or less of life. In Hospice care, the focus turns from curative care to comfort care. Hospice professionals are known for their expertise in pain management at end of life. Hospice believes no one should die alone or in pain. Christine Corbett, Hospice Development Officer, spoke about Hospice and its programs. For more information go to This was the last tasting for the 2009/10 season and as a special treat, attendees got to sample several flavors of Mercer s Wine Ice Cream. Roxaina Hurlburt, Partner/Director of Marketing at Mercer s Dairy, discussed the origins of their wine ice cream. Mercer s Wine Ice Cream is now available at Pete s Polar Parlor on Milton Ave. Peter Haun, Owner of Peter s Polar Parlor, donated the ice cream that was sampled and invited attendees to visit his ice cream parlor this summer. David Noga (see photo) won the drawing for the Merrill Lynch bag filled with donated items collected monthly since January A new bag will be started at the September 2010 tasting to be given away at the December 2010 tasting. The Cirque d Vin Wine Club is taking July and August off. Tastings will resume on Friday, September 10, The Cirque d Vin Wine Club is an informal wine tasting group that meets monthly from September through June on the first or second Friday of each month. Tastings are held at The Red Mill Inn, 4 Syracuse St. (Route 48) in Baldwinsville, NY and begin at 7PM. The tasting fee is $15 per person and preregistration/payment is required by the Wednesday prior to the Tasting. Checks should be made payable to Cirque d Vin Wine Club and mailed to the Cirque d Vin Wine Club, PO Box 832, Baldwinsville, NY Include your name and address, as well as your phone number and address in case of problems or cancellations. Please also include a list of attendee names to facilitate check-in. Please note that Clay Wine & Spirits will be unable to accept registrations/prepayments. Wines sampled that evening may be ordered at a discount from Clay Wine & Spirits ( ) at 3955 State Route 31, Liverpool, NY (next to The Great Northern Wegmans, near the intersection of Routes 31 and 481) to be picked up the following week. An from is sent about a week prior to the next tasting with information about the tasting. If you have any questions, need more information, would like to receive monthly notifications or schedule a raffle for your charity, or call Mary Mulligan at or Mike Broski at Schedule Dates for the 2010/11 season are September 10, October 1, November 12, December 3, 2010, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 13, and June 10, Pictured left to right: Bill Pastella (Co-President Cirque d Vin Wine Club), David Noga, (Bag Winner), and Tom McMullen (Owner Clay Wine & Spirits.) My Pet Has Issues By Danielle Basciano My friend uses clicker training with her dog. Can I use it for my cat? Mischievous, independent, demanding, skittish, feisty; all adjectives used to describe the average household feline or the stray marauder. The cat is a creature all its own. Whether she craves human interaction or is fearful of it, a cat is determined to live life on her terms while we do our best to have her fit into ours. One thing is certain, the cat has a large capacity for learning and this is something we can use for mutual advantage. We can help the skittish cat become more confident, provide the mischievous cat with stimulation and tame the feisty furball, all by using a tool known as clicker training. Clicker training has become increasingly popular with dog trainers and has been used successfully for a variety of species such as horses, pigs, birds and marine mammals. The basic premise is the animal performs an action; the trainer clicks, or marks the behavior which tells the animal what they did was correct and that a reward is forthcoming. The appeal of the clicker is that it can be tied into a hands-off, noncoercive method of training that encourages the animal to be an active participant in the learning process. Enter the cat. Have you ever opened a can of cat food or tuna and almost instantly your cat is wrapping herself around your ankles? She has been conditioned to learn that particular sound means something delicious is on its way. We can use a clicker (plastic device that makes a clicking sound when you press it with your finger) in similar fashion. By repetitively pairing the click with a tasty piece of food your cat will soon learn that click means treat. Once this association has been made you can begin to use the click to mark desired behaviors and increase the probability that they will be repeated. The benefits of clicker training are plentiful when it comes to kitty behavior. You can teach a cat to come when called, move from point A to point B, accept physical interactions with humans, sit and even give you a paw! With daily training sessions, you can provide your indoor cat with increased mental, as well as physical stimulation which will improve her quality of life and keep her out of mischief. Cats in shelters or rescue environments can benefit just as well from the same philosophy. Working with a timid cat? Begin to build positive associations through non-threatening, low demand interactions. Regardless of the reasons for use, clicker training is a great tool to help strengthen the bond between human and cat. Danielle Basciano is an associate of Dr. Amy Wallis and My Pet Has Issues! Animal Behavior Consulting. If there is an issue you would like to see addressed in this column, please write to Page 10 Reflections, July 2, 2010

11 BUSINESS CARDS With Group Savings Plus, Radisson Community Association members can get more from their auto and home insurance. AUTO HOME Extra savings on auto and home insurance with a special group discount* Help when you need it with 24/7 Enhanced Emergency Roadside Assistance** and 24-hour claims service A multi-policy discount on your home when you insure both your car and home through Group Savings Plus This organization receives financial support for allowing Liberty Mutual to offer this auto and home insurance program. Get More. Save More. Find out just how much more today. Duncan Sisk 6265 Route 31 (315) Ext Client #: 5623 *Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; except in Massachusetts, not all applicants may qualify. **Emergency Roadside Assistance is available anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. With the purchase of our optional Towing & Labor coverage, the cost of towing is covered, subject to policy limits. Coverage provided and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA. A consumer report from a consumer reporting agency and/or a motor vehicle report, on all drivers listed on your policy, may be obtained where state laws and regulations allow. Please consult a Liberty Mutual specialist for specific details Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. All Rights Reserved. Showroom of C&R Supply Cabinets 4483 Buckley Road W. Liverpool (315) QualityCabinets Common name. Uncommon values. Refl ections, July 2, 2010 Page 11

12 Page 12 CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE 07 Yamaha FJR 1300A. Great sport touring motorcycle, bought new in 3/08, only 2300 miles, great shape, always garaged and well maintained. Great ride for 1 or 2 people, asking $10,300 (negotiable). Call or or Ladies golf bag $25. Ladies golf shoes, size6, $10. GE Gas dryer, white, $25. Kohler spa/tub, 2 person, Ice Grey, $125. Call Twin bunk beds, $100. Call SERVICES College junior, Childhood Education major, available for babysitting this summer. I have extensive babysitting experience and am Red Cross certified. Call Haley at Refl ections, July 2, 2010 Experienced pet-sitter available for the 4th of July weekend! Please call Kristen at (315) Jake s lawn mowing service. Want to relax this summer or out of town and need your lawn mowed? Call me! Jake Reasonable rates and reliable service! Lawn Mowing Service for Radisson Residents! Great rates! Responsible 16 year old to Mow Your Lawn or do other types of work needed. One time, as needed or the entire summer! Relax and enjoy this summer. Call Dan FREE Four-taper candle molds. Will make 4 & 9, 4 and 6 candles per mold. Excellent condition. (lisa might be taking) Breakfast Your Way COMMERCIAL CLASSIFIEDS JERRY S PLUMBING: Serving Baldwinsville for over 55 years. Water heaters, kitchen and bath faucets, sump and backup pumps, new furnaces, and ALL maintenance needs. Small leaks cost big money in water loss! Free estimates. No travel fee. Call DIRTY ROOF? Moss, mold, mildew, black stains? We use environmentally safe and biodegradable cleaning solutions. Also available for: siding, decks, boats and cement driveway and sidewalks. EXTERIOR SAFE WASH. Serving Central New York. Free Evaluation, contact: Fully Insured. BUNDLE OF JOY BABY GIFTS- Reasonably priced gifts for Baby showers and new parents. Diaper cakes, towel cakes, gift baskets, bath items and more. Visit ts. com or call Cathy Fenton at Sat., July 10th 8-11 am Education Center, 1st Presbyterian Church, 64 Oswego St., Baldwinsville NY Pancakes, eggs, french toast served with meat / ordered from menu Prices range $ $6.50 based on portions ordered Reflections Published by the Radisson Community Association, Inc Carpenter Road Baldwinsville, NY Phone: Fax: Communications Committee Volunteers: Yvonne Johnson, Editor Mary Mulligan RCA Staff Members and Contributors: Lynn Tanner, Executive Director Tom DeSain, RCA Board President Bob Brown, Covenants Administrator John Mancinelli, ASC Administrator Kristin Weaver, Director - RNS Kathleen Matukas, Accountant Debrah Stein, Accounting Assistant Lori McCarthy, Director of Community Programs Lisa Maring, Administrative Assistant Julie O Neill, Webmaster Scotsman Press, Layout Design Advertising Rates & Info Ad Size Specs Cost per Issue Black & White/ Color Commercial Clsfd 40 words $15 text only Bus. Card 3.25 x 2 $30 color only 1/8 Page x 3 $45/$65 color 1/4 Page x 6 $75/$100 color 1/2 Page x 6 $150/$200 color Full Page x 12 $300/$400 color Our Advertising Contract is available online at Please note: Ads must be camera ready and will become the property of the RCA. For more information, please Lisa Maring at or call Classified Ads All Classified Advertisements must be 40 words or less, submitted by the appropriate deadline date, and be in writing using the RCA s online Ad Form or the printed Ad Form. Forms available at RCA Office or online at Community classified ads are for RCA members only and are limited to one ad per category per address per issue; ads may run for up to two consecutive issues. Student ads require the signature of a parent or guardian if the student is under the age of 18. All ads submitted must include name, street address, and phone number. Commercial classified ads are standard, fee-paid, service, sales or business listings and are open to the public. The number of ads run may be limited by space constraints. RCA and Editorial Staff reserve the right to edit ads to meet the 40-word limit. The Editor reviews classified ads for compliance with the Reflections policy. For more information see The Radisson Media and Communications Policy online at Publication & Deadline Schedule Deadline Date Release Date July 2 July 16 July 16 July 30 July 30 August 13 August 13 August 27 August 27 September 10 Letters To The Editor: All letters must include name, address, signature, and telephone number for verification. Names and addresses may be withheld from print upon request. Editing may be necessary for space. The Reflections will not knowingly accept or publish advertising which is fraudulent or misleading in nature. The publisher reserves the right to reject or cancel any advertising. The Radisson Community Association, Inc., its Board of Directors, staff, and members, make no representation as to the validity or qualifications of any advertiser. Residents are advised to check references with the Better Business Bureau.