WARRIOR RESET CANCELED
There will be no Warrior Reset Saturday, May 25th or June 22nd. Please help us spread the word!
Keller Williams adds recreation with Red Day
Thanks to all Keller Williams volunteers for helping Clear Path for Veterans create a beautiful picnic area and regulation horseshoe pit on Red Day. Veterans and their families can now picnic on our beautiful grounds and engage in a game of "shoes". Keller Williams donated picnic tables, grills, outdoor games and an entire day to a spring cleanup, supported by the Suburban Garden Club. Thanks to everyone who made it happen and please stop by and enjoy all the recreational opportunities Clear Path has to offer. Don't forget the 3 miles of beautiful trails available to our visitors! Spring is here
Appleseed Productions Presents - Cry Havoc
The classic WWII drama by Allan Kenward will be presented by Appleseed Productions May 3- May 18, 2013. Clear Path for Veterans will work in partnership with Appleseed to spread the news on this wonderful story of nurses on Bataan. This classic drama was first produced on Broadway in 1942, under the title "Proof Through the Night". Performances will be held with an 8:00pm curtain call on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as a 2:00pm matinee on Sunday, May 12. Tickets are $12-$18. For reservations call the box office at (315) 492-9766 or email info @appleseedproductions.org. The performance will be held on the Atonement stage 116 West Glen Avenue, Syracuse, NY.
Cry Havoc Flyer
FedCap - Job Readiness SRC arena April 30, May 14 and May 28
FedCap and Easter Seals launched it's first Connect2Careers event in the Syracuse area on April 16, 2013 at Clear Path for Veterans. The event was a great success and another event of its kind will be offered at the SRC arena on Apil 30, May 14 and May 28th. FedCap is a non profit with 78 years of experience in workforce development grounded in analysis. Fed Cap and Easter Seals are committed to helping veterans succeed and businesses attain the highest level workforce. To learn more about Connect2Careers and how your business can participate in an upcoming event, contact Thomas Grigson - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 315-200-9752. Additional dates introducing resume preparation, personal branding and mock interviews will be held at the Clear Path facility. Dates are listed under the calendar of events.
FedCap & Easter Seals Connect2Careers Flyer
Syracuse Stage Bue Star Theatres offers discount to military
Syracuse Stage is offering discount and complimentary tickets to US military personnel, US military veterans and their immediate family memebers to select performances for remaining shows in the current season. This effort is supported by a generous grant from the CNY Community Foundation. Complimentary tickets are available for the matinee performance of Good People on Saturday, April 27. There will be a complimentary pre-show reception at 1:30pm. The Performance will begin at 3:00pm. For details and reservations visit Syracusestage.org and under "visitor info" find Blue Star Page.
The Trauma Resiliency Model Level 1
On April 26, 5:30pm - 9:30pm & April 27, 8:30am-5:30pm the TRM Level 1 will be taught at the Center for Spiritual Care, SUNY Upstate using a simple set of skills that people can use, with support, to become aware of their own multi-sensory experience of traumatic experiences. Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW is the director and cofounder of the Trauma Resource Institute.
For more information please visit www.traumaresourceinstitue.com or call 1-909-626-4070.
Registration & Cost information
Easter Seals NY is recruiting for an exciting new position in the Syracuse area. Easter Seals has an opening for a part time Account Manager/Employment Specialist. The person in this position will collaborate with FedCap and the Dixon Center to operate a Vocational Services office for veterans in the Syracuse area.
For more information click here
WARRIOR RESET CANCELED
DUE TO WEATHER OUR WEEKLY WARRIOR RESET FOR SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2013 HAS BEEN CANCELED.
Thanks to the Salt City Dart League and the Polish American Club for helping raise $2,630.00 for our Dogs2Vets program. Generous donations such as this, enable us to provide important services to our veterans and their families. Our Dogs2Vets program has successfully graduated two vet/dog teams with several others acheiving their Good Canine Citizens certification. Thanks again to all who participated in this successful event.
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES support Dogs2Vets
Thanks to the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES alternative education and culinary art program for sponsoring a spaghetti dinner and fundraiser for our Dogs2vets program. Dinner will be held January 18, 2013 at 1879 Genesee St. in Auburn, NY. Doors open at 3:30pm and close at 7:00pm. Students and Senior Citizens $5 at the door, kids under 10 $3.50. All adults $6 at the door and take out is available.
Cayuga-County BOCES Campus hosts
Sponsored by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES alternative education classes and culinary arts students will host a spaghetti dinner to benefit Dogs2Vets. Thanks to everyone for participating and we look forward to seeing you there! Cost for the event is Adults - $6, students and over 60 $5.00. 10 and under $3.50. Please join us and support this wonderful effort!
Please be advised we have been expiriencing technical difficulty with our email inbox. If you or someone you know has requested information and not heard back from us, please encourage them to try again! We look forward to serving our veterans and their families.
Weekly Wellness Gathering
Begining January 5, 2013 Clear Path will be offering their Wellness Gatherings every Saturday from 9:30am-2:00pm. Each week, veterans and their families will be offered a variety of alternaive health options and support services. Auricular acupunture, Reike, Massage Therapy and Polarity Therapy are some of the many services available. Combat Vet Talking Circles and family/friend and spouse support circles take place from 10:00am-12:00pm. All participants receive a free lunch and an opporunity to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our facility. No appointment necessary for those participating in the support programs. All others, please email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Free child care is available for those wishing to bring their families. Clear Path for Veterans offers other non clinical programs all funded through private sponsorship and donations.
Wellness Gathering Flyer
VVA Chapter 103 and the VVA Foundation Support Clear Path
Thanks to the generous donations from the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and the local Chapter #103, Clear Path will be purchasing a much needed new stove. As we begin to outfit our kitchen, we will be offering a Wednesday Cafe coming this January. This will be a wonderful opportunity for veterans to come for lunch, comraderie and services. Veterans and their families will have access to The Veteran, Military and Family Support Circle resource list as a "one stop" list for useful and available services and opportunities. Those who visit our facility can enjoy our walking trails and other outdoor activities. Thank you VVA and to those who helped make this happen. (photo courtesey of John Ready, Veteran Inmages Inc. left: Earl Fontenot, Gordie Lane, Melinda Sorrentino, Melissa Spicer, Pete Bronstad, Don Benack, Steve Kinne)
Presentation of Donation Check
The Hearth on James Supports Dogs2Vets
The Hearth on James will host it's second annual "Festival of Wreaths" December 13, 4:00pm-6:00pm. Businesses wishing to participate in the event should pick up a wreath between November 12 and November 16 from 8:00am-8:00pm. Bidding will take place on December 13 and prizes will be awarded to Most Creative, Most Holiday Spirits and Best Themed Wreath. Please support this wonderful effort.
The Hearth on James
Salt City Dart League hosts benefit for Dogs2Vets
Please join the Salt City Dart league on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the P.A.C.C on Teall Ave. for a fun night of darts. Support such as this enables Clear Path to continue offering much needed services to veterans, the military community and their families.
Brochure and Information
Syracuse Marine Parents
Saturday, November 17th Syracuse Marine Parents will be preparing care packages for the troops. Items for care packages should be dropped off at the Simon Parise VFW. An updated list of suggested items is available via email.
Syracuse Crunch Supports Clear Path
On November 10, 2012 the Syracuse Crunch will be hosting the Rochester Americans for an exciting game at the War Memeorial. In honor of our veterans, the Syracuse Crunch is offering discounted tickets to those interested in showing their support for Clear Path. The "Crunch" has designated 50 seats to those wishing to support Clear Path and is offering tickets at a presale rate of just $17 per ticket. A portion of the proceeds is donated back to Clear Path so please, let's support our local hockey team and the veterans who serve!
Syracuse Crunch Ticket Information
Cayuga Job Fair - Cayuga Community College
Over 40 businesses will aprticipate in the Cayuga County Job fair. This fair takes place at Cayuga Community College, a memeber of the Higher Education Consortium and The Veteran, Military and Family Support circle at Clear Path. Please join this great opportunity for veterans.
Cayuga County Job Fair
We are now offering Reiki, accupunture and polarity therapy free of charge to veterans and their families. These alternative options are a wonderful way to manage stress and pain so please join us!
Wellness Gathering Flyer
Mini-Retreat: Dr. Edward Tick and Kate Dahlstedt of Soldier’s Heart
Join us for our open public seminar 7-9pm October 25 and mini-retreat October 26 featuring Dr. Edward Tick and Kate Dahlstedt of Soldier’s Heart, a program for addressing the emotional, moral, and spiritual wounds of veterans. Dr. Edward Tick is an expert in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other combat related conditions. He has lectured and trained staff at West Point, Walter Reed Medical Center, Fort Hood, Fort Knox, Altus Air Force Base, and other Department of Defense facilities. Dr. Tick is a 2012 U.S. Army trainer for Chaplain Sustainment Training in PTSD and the author of the acclaimed book, War and the Soul.
Mini-Retreat Information (PDF
American Legion Post 858 Fundraiser and Raffle
Thanks to Sherry Kaderli, Post Commander of the American Legion Post 858 located in Cleveland, NY for raising $4,303.61 for Clear Path. Sherry's hardwork and dedication to serving veterans was shown this weekend when she rallied the town of Cleveland to participate in the day's events. Thank you Sherry and to the wonderful town of Cleveland, NY!
American Legion Post 858 Fundraiser and Raffle
Thanks to Sherry Kaderli and the American Legion Post 858 for holding a benfit for Clear Path. Please join them as they raffle off great items including a 2-4 hour fishing expedition on Oneida Lake. Other great items include a child playhouse and a print of the beautiful painting that hangs in our lodge. Adirondack artist Rhea Costello's picture depicts the beautiful view from the Clear Path lodge.
6th Annual CNY Oneida County Vet Expo
This year's expo will begin with speakers on veteran issues followed at 11:00am by a service fair of over 80 providers.
CNY Vet Expo
Syracuse University Fall Series
The Syracuse University Veteran Resource Center will host a variety of seminars through the first semester. We encourage anyone wishing to assist veterans in our community to attend. All seminars are open to the public.
Media Alert: Eagle Bulletin Covers Clear Path
Amanda Seef of the Eagle Bulletin wrote a fantastic piece about our organization.
Click here to check it out!
Spa Day at Clear Path - Feel Good, Do Good
On Saturday, April 21st from 10am - 4pm, the Clear Path Lodge will be transformed into a relaxing spa. Local practitioners will offer massage, acupuncture, reiki, healing touch, yoga, nutritional counseling, and more! Book an appointment for a loved one as a Valentine's Day gift or treat yourself. Call us at (315) 687-3300 for more information.
Upcoming Event: Winter Activity Day, Jan 16th, 1-4pm
Spend MLK Day in the great outdoors with Clear Path. Instructors from EMS will conduct snowshoeing and cross country skiing lessons for beginners while those who are more advanced can walk our trail system on snowshoes or foot. Dogs2Vets program director Dr. Steve Kinne will perform a dog sled pulling demonstration and food will be available for purchase.
Register online now
Media Alert: News Channel 9 Covers Holiday Event and Upcoming Art Workshops
Channel 9 reports from the Clear Path Holiday Event where community members came out to show their support by purchasing holiday goodies and the limited edition 2011 holiday ornament created by award-winning artist Rhea Costello. In the near future, Clear Path will launch workshops in writing, photography and painting to offer veterans a creative outlet. Check out the links below to see the news story or purchase a holiday ornament of your own!
News Channel 9
~ Holiday Ornament
Clear Path Holiday Event, Friday, December 9th, 4-8pm
Please join us to celebrate the holidays! Silent auction, Clear Path 2011 limited edition ornament sale with artist Rhea Costello, pictures with Santa or The Grinch, bake sale, and bell choir.
Media Alert: Clear Path Appears on WSYR's Bridge Street
Dr. Steve Kinne and dog Buddy are guests along with Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli to announce the CNY Veterans Parade and Expo to be held at the New York State Fairgrounds Saturday, November 5th. Clear Path will host a kiosk at the event, please stop by and say hello!
To view the Bridge Street segment or for more information on the CNY Veterans Parade and Expo, check out the links below.
Click here to view the Bridge Street segment
~ Click here to visit CNYVeteransParade.org
Media Alert: Clear Path featured on NCC News
Click here to view the story on NCC News Online
Battle Buddy Center Now Open!
The Battle Buddy Center is a vet-to-vet support program open to all veterans. With the help of NYSID, Clear Path for Veterans has provided Battle Buddy members with a comfortable private room to gather and support one another. Please check out the Battle Buddy Center website for additional information.
Click here to go to the Battle Buddy Website
Media Alert: The Post Standard features Clear Path
Click here to view the article on Syracuse.com
Media Alert: Clear Path Press Conference and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On September 19, 2011, Clear Path for Veterans hosted a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of our new facility. Guest speakers included Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle, Chittenango Mayor Ronny Goeler, Helen Marrone, and Mike Haynie of Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Inspiring speeches were followed by a ribbon cutting, tours of the facility, and a luncheon.
Click here for News Channel 9 WSYR Coverage
~ Click here for CNY Centeral Coverage (NBC3, CBS5, CW6)
Dogs2Vets Program Debuts New Training Facility at Eagle Ridge
The lower level of the Eagle Ridge Lodge has been transformed into a training area for veterans and their dogs. The main training room is a large open space that can accommodate indoor agility training and is equipped with rubber flooring for comfort and injury prevention. A secondary training room will be set up to simulate common public access environments such as stores to provide critical public access training. There is also a grooming and bathing room to teach veterans how to properly care for their dogs.
Renovations Nearing Completion at Eagle Ridge Lodge
The former Skyridge Family Recreation Center building is being converted to the Clear Path for Veterans headquarters. Changes include new roof, new windows, new geothermal heating system, ADA-compliant entrance, reconfiguration and completely new finishes on main floor, and state-of-the-art dog training facility in the basement. First stage renovations are expected to be complete in Summer 2011.