With some issues troubling our community these days, a true bright spot has been our amazing local restaurants doing so well at adapting to the new Covid-19 related protocols while still employing …
With some issues troubling our community these days, a true bright spot has been our amazing local restaurants doing so well at adapting to the new Covid-19 related protocols while still employing our local residents and serving such great food.
Outside dining is now a popular trend and a way of life in town. With many good choices. The Stickett Inn has installed a modern dining patio with beautiful sleek planters filled with decorative grasses and huge umbrellas creating a soothing canopy from the scorching sun with four tables and a lot of comfortable seating.
The Pizza Piazza has had a phenomenally successful outdoor dining patio for years now which has been extremely busy this summer. Last weekend I went to dinner at Back to Bakers new dining garden with nice outdoor ambient lighting and six tables which was so comfortable and wonderful dining under the stars. The service in all these restaurants is great so give it a try!
There is a fundraising campaign that is now underway for nine-year-old Isabella Giglio of Glen Spey. Isabella is a student at the Eldred School and has undergone two separate ten-hour brain surgeries within the last week. Now this little warrior is facing months of radiation treatments.
This is a lot of tough news for her friends and family to deal with while they continue to love and support Isabella through her medical regimen.
So, this is where the Town of Highland community needs to step up and help Isabella as they have done so magnificently many times before. Last week there was an actual lemonade stand in Glen Spey and now the fundraising becomes a virtual lemonade stand.
At this time there are several ways you can donate to the family to help them meet the unexpected medical expenses, extra transportation costs and the financial strain of a family working so hard to deal with caring for a sick child as they go through treatment.
Every year in the U.S. about 15,780 children from birth to nineteen years old are diagnosed with cancer. However, thanks to better research and therapies more than 80% of U.S. childhood cancer patients now become long term survivors.
Local businessman and philanthropist, Lou Monteleone, who for the past fifteen years has held a St. Baldrick's pediatric cancer fundraiser every September told me “our children are America's treasures and we all do everything in our power to keep them protected and healthy. In fifteen years of doing my St. Baldrick's event I have seen this situation so many times when a child gets diagnosed and everything in the family changes in an instant and it really hits hard. It just breaks my heart and I will do everything I can to help the Giglio family”.
There a few ways to donate with more to be added soon. The first is by going to any branch of Jeff Bank and donating. Then Lou Monteleone at the Corner Store in Eldred is accepting donations as well. Next Saturday, the Barryville Farmers Market will be collecting donations at the information tent near the front entrance gate.
Johnny Pizzolato, the President of the Barryville Farmers Market told me they will be collecting donations for the next two weeks for the family. Please be as generous as your circumstances allow.
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