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  2. Hatching chicks 2019

    They really are , a quick glance at the control screen shows temp , set temp and humidity. Add a bit of water to the tray every other day . After checking and candling the temp comes back in less than a minute . Pics .. when they , wait ... can’t count em yet !
  3. Hatching chicks 2019

    I've heard the newer forced air are better than those old Styrofoam ones like I used to have. You'll have to post pics as the big day unfolds ( from through the little window of course ).
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  5. I'll Be There...

    Thanks so much, Mahatma
  6. I'll Be There...

    be there or be square! :-) very nice Linda!
  7. Hatching chicks 2019

    Getting a head start on the Spring , or is it anticipation ... I don’t know ! ? Anyway I am in day 14 of incubating eggs hoping to get a good ratio of hatchers 40 eggs went in . Culled after candling yesterday 8 were non starters and I’m find it damn near impossible to candle blue eggs . So I’m left with 30 which are developing right on schedule . I believe this new incubator Adam got last year to be far and away the easiest one ever . Forced air , built in electronic hydrometer and electronic thermostat make it easy to check just a couple times a day . So , one more week and we shall see !
  8. Woodstock 50th Coming To Watkins Glen

    Let's hope we don't get a repeat of August 2018.
  9. What is going in?

    I have heard some ideas for the old Tops tossed around but nothing that is realistic. Everything just seems people being hopeful.
  10. What is going in?

    Harbor Freight is what I've heard. https://www.harborfreight.com Haven't heard anything.
  11. What is going in?

    Don't get up there often, but was up by Field and Stream and Sam's Club this weekend. There is another megastore? being added. Anyone know what is going in there? Anyone know if the KMart that is closing in the Plaza or the Tops in Elmira's Main St that just closed have anyone interested in the space?
  12. With all our technology I do believe so much knowledge that ancient people had has been lost. I think the ancient people’s were more in tune with their world than we are.
  13. There was a show on on one of the educational channels ( back when they had actual educational material ) and they mentioned the planetary positioning as well. I though it was Jupiter in the constellation Aries, which could be interpreted as the birth of a king. But it's been a while, so I could be remembering incorrectly.
  14. Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence. Christmas is over, right? Or so many of us think. But before the Christmas season ran from Thanksgiving to December 25th, as it does today, the first few days of January were a major part of the Christmas celebration. The “Twelve Days of Christmas” officially end on January 6th, or Epiphany, the day on which the Magi’s visitation to the Christ child is recognized. The Magi, it is reported, were men from a country lying east of Israel. Well-learned, these men likely had a background in astronomy, astrology, or other scholarly areas. According to the biblical account of Jesus’ birth, they followed a star in the sky to Jerusalem, and eventually Bethlehem, where they found the young child Jesus and presented him with costly gifts. For many, such an account sounds like a grand fairy story: wealthy men following a fantastical sign to find an impoverished baby and shower him with gifts. But is there any evidence for this account? Or to be more specific, is there evidence of a special star that these wise men could have followed? Astronomer and chairman of the New York-based American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Franklyn Branley, addressed this question in a 1966 lecture. According to Branley, there are several theories about the Star of Bethlehem that don’t have a lot of evidence to back them up. He believes that the Star of Bethlehem was: Not a Meteor. According to Dr. Branley, the meteor theory is unlikely because meteors are short-lived and burn up quickly. Had the Star of Bethlehem been a meteor, it would have disappeared from view before the Magi had time to pack up and follow it. Not a Comet. As Dr. Branley explains, comets move in predictable patterns in the same manner as planets. As a result, scientists can go back thousands of years and see when a particular comet would have appeared in the sky. No major comets were visible around the time which historical sources recognize as the likely year of Christ’s birth. Not a Nova. As with comets, novas – or new stars – can be traced throughout history. Although Johannes Kepler believed the Star of Bethlehem was a nova, past records of novas don’t align with the years near Christ’s birth. So what was the Star of Bethlehem? The possibility of a miracle is always there, Dr. Branley suggests, but there is another pool of decent scientific or astronomical evidence to explain the Star of Bethlehem phenomenon. Relying on both historical and archaeological records, Branley believes it likely that “Jesus was born sometime between 8 B.C. and 4 B.C. – probably in the year 6 B.C.” Based on these dates, Branley unearths the following details: “The tables of motions and positions of planets show that there were three planets in the evening skies in the fall and winter of 7 B.C. continuing into the spring of 6 B.C., and that these planets moved closer together as the months went by. The planets were Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Saturn was in the constellation of Pisces, the fishes. Jupiter was a bit below and to the north. Mars was much lower and toward the south.” Branley continues: "As the winter of 7 B.C. and the early months of 6 B.C. passed, the three planets moved closer and closer together, and in the late winter and early spring they formed a small triangle in the constellation Pisces. However, the triangle could not be easily seen because the planets were low in the western sky, and they set beneath the horizon before full darkness came. But the Magi were astrologers and knew about the positions and motions of planets. They knew that the three planets were in a constellation where centuries earlier, according to Jewish rabbis, planets had appeared three years previous to the birth of Moses, the prophet who was to return the Israelites out of Egypt to the eastern borders of the Promised Land. Pisces was therefore considered the national constellation of the Jews as well as a tribal symbol. It may have been a sign to the Magi that an event of great importance was occurring in the land of the Jews, and the three planets, close together in Pisces, may have been the Star of Bethlehem that the Wise Men followed to the manger.” As mentioned above, it’s often easy to dismiss ancient writings and accounts as farfetched or fantasy-filled, far below today’s society built on cold, hard, scientific facts. But Branley’s theory about the Star of Bethlehem has interesting scientific and historical backing. Is it possible that there really was a magnificent star which led a few learned men so many years ago to worship a Bethlehem baby destined for greatness? -- This post Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence. was originally published on Intellectual Takeout by Annie Holmquist.
  15. I'll Be There...

    Some of us know the depths of depression and despondency. Some of us know the lack of physical healing or the pain of incurable disease. Some of us know the sorrow and grief of losing a precious loved one. Some of us know family dysfunction. Some of us know abuse that no one else can see or fathom. And we question how this could be… How could a loving God leave us in pain by not healing us, even after much prayer? How could a loving God allow so much evil to go on all around us? How could a loving God allow the senseless shooting sprees that kill our innocent children? How could you do that to us God? But, it’s not God who does this to us… with Adam and Eve came “the fall.” The perfect first couple failed to heed God’s words, listening instead to the guile of sweet flattery from the serpent. Ever since, we and this world around us have been living with sin and its imperfections. We tend to put ourselves… our wants and desires… first. I remember many years ago leaders in church saying that if anyone was discouraged or depressed, they must not be a true believer in God. How wrong and presumptuous to think that the difficulties of life can’t and won’t weary anyone, including a hearty Saint! We’re human, as were the best examples in Scripture who dealt with their own failings and weaknesses which brought them to their knees. Like King David’s psalms of poetic devotions which vividly show his laments and pleadings, they also show his rejoicing in God’s guidance, protection and provision. He was no different than us. We all express our sorrows and laments as well as joy and thankfulness. Yet, it could also be asked, where are we in bringing aid and comfort to the one who has been wearied by the blows of life? As David begins Psalm 55, he sends up a prayerful plea: “Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught at the voice of the enemy, at the stares of the wicked; for they bring down suffering upon me and revile me in their anger.” Yet, as verse 22 attests, David confidently reminds us to whom he could turn despite his troubles by saying, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you…” A sentiment confirmed by the bold and outspoken Apostle Peter who said to “Cast all your anxiety/cares on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) And this from the man who three times denied he ever knew Jesus, his Lord and closest friend! The difficulties we face do not mean God doesn’t hear our cries, our pleas, our prayers. Though His answers may not be what we want or expect, He will answer in His time and in His way… for He alone knows the best way to meet our needs. His answer to our prayers may not come immediately. Sometimes, it’s not until much later that we look back and say, “Oh! So that’s why things happened that way!” In allowing difficulties to come into our lives, God quietly gives us an opportunity to grow. By seeking our Lord’s will through it all, we mature in faith. Even the Apostle Paul dealt with a “thorn in the flesh.” Some have thought it might be poor vision after the brilliant light that temporarily blinded him on the road to his conversion. We don’t know his exact problem, and it really doesn’t matter. Paul felt it was given to him to prevent his becoming conceited. Three times he asked the Lord to remove it from him, to heal him; but, it was not removed and he was not healed. Instead, what Paul heard in his heart was the Lord saying, “…My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (II Corinthians 12:9 NIV) In the days that seem so dark, so dreary, so difficult and painful… know that you can find comfort from those around you… a spouse, a child, a dear friend, your church family, or friends within your community. They will be there to comfort you and see you through, and point you in the right direction for help. Assistance may even come through professionals who can provide counseling, medical care and medication. But, also know that there is another who will be there, one who will come alongside, hold you up, and carry you on those days when you can barely manage to move forward – our Lord. I know, because He’s been there for me, for us, through dark and difficult days, with a peace I can only describe as an overwhelming warm blanket of comfort… for “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7 NIV) There’s an old song I like by Rich Mullins, “That Where I Am, There You May Also Be.” I especially appreciate the chorus, “In this world you will have trouble but I leave you my peace…” It’s based on John 16:33 where Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” As proofreader, my husband, Ed, commented, “It’s a feeling of complete and unexplainable tranquility knowing that nothing can shake you anymore, that God has your back whatever comes at you. It’s knowing that you have Jesus and that He died for you; and, when the end comes, that you’re going where He is and there will be peace forever with Him.” It is this overwhelming peace that I have felt as our Lord wrapped His loving arms around me while in prayer, thanking Him for blessings through difficult days... in our daughter’s passing, in my husband’s blindness and extensive health issues, and so much more. Do I always remember to pray right away, to thank Him, and ask for His help and guidance? No, unfortunately, I don’t. Sometimes it’s later that I think, once again, why didn’t I go to God first? I know I need to ask Him to help change my heart just as much as I know He is there waiting for me to draw near to Him, telling me “I’ll be there…” Just like the words we say to a friend in need - I’ll be there… as we become Christ’s hands and feet for others. I’ll Be There… Linda A. Roorda When you feel As though the world Has closed in tightly all around… I’ll be there. ~ When it seems As though your prayers Just never get answered… I’ll be there. ~ When the road You’re traveling on Seems just too steep to climb… I’ll be there. ~ When it’s hard To face life’s challenges That hide your peace and squelch your joy… I’ll be there. ~ When you peer Into nothing but darkness That envelopes your entire world… I’ll be there. ~ When the Lord Does not give healing But simply says, “Trust me…” I’ll be there. ~ When you step Into a bright new day But only feel never-ending pain… I’ll be there. ~ When you need A hand to grasp And an ear to hear the depths of your soul… I’ll be there. ~ When a tear Begins to slide And sadness covers your entire world… I’ll be there. ~ When your face Looks up in prayer While holding tight your Maker’s hand… I’ll be there. ~ When you feel God’s loving arms Gently enfold as He carries you… I’ll be there. ~ When you sense God’s peace fill your soul He gently whispers within your heart… I’ll be there. ~~ 07/10/13 All rights reserved. May not be reproduced without permission of author. ~~
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  17. Woodstock 50th Coming To Watkins Glen

    I think the estimated dollar number I heard on the news last night was 35-50 million dollars coming in to the area. It could be even more, I'd bet. Chemung County should be looking for every which way to capitalize on this as they can.
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  19. Woodstock 50th Coming To Watkins Glen

    Bwahaa , “ whether they remember it or not “ ... Because as the saying goes “ if you remember Woodstock , you weren’t really there “ ! Guess we’ll just see how this plays out , but I do hope for the best !
  20. Woodstock 50th Coming To Watkins Glen

    They are trying to get those who were there to come. But according to what I've read, they're having trouble with Crosby, Stills and Nash. As for those no longer alive, they're looking at doing tributes with current artists. There is that. But it sounds like they're trying to make sure the generation who was actually there, whether they remember it or not, to come as well as the younger generations. I remember watching '99 on tv. What a shit show. And a co-worker at the time who was there said it was ridiculous.
  21. Woodstock 50th Coming To Watkins Glen

    The Survivors ! No not the original attendee’s , the band members who are / may still be alive ! I kid ( sort of ) 😂 All kidding aside I think this is Great news ... however , remember , the mentality of today’s attendee’s ,to such an affair , will be close to a 365 degree difference from the original generations ! This area Better be ready for some serious party go’ers both young an old...er .
  22. Sears

    Sounds like they adopted the K-mart method of 1 register open. We see how well that worked out for them!
  23. You can see more about this in the Regional section. Open discussion about what this means for the area ( other than a TON of tourist money coming in ). Also, who would you like to see there?
  24. Sears

    If, in 20 years, someone were to ask "What happened to Sears and other big box stores?" today would serve as "Exhibit A". I just happened to be up there to meet some friends for lunch and decided to see about getting some thermal underwear. There was one register open, and she was dealing with a return that was going through a credit card machine. So you know that wasn't going swimmingly. After standing there a while with somewhere to be, I said "screw it", and left empty handed. I understand it doesn't make financial sense to have all the registers manned when it's not busy. But it seems to me there should be someone working the floor, tidying up stock, and at least be available for when someone at a register gets bogged down like today. Then people can buy product, making the company money. Not filing bankruptcy.
  25. The City Manager and Elmira City Council will be holding a Budget Workshop to discuss the Capital Budget and the Operating Budget on Thursday, January 10th, from 1:00PM-4:00PM in the Law Library. The meeting is open to the public, but the public will not be allowed to make comments at this time.
  26. Chemung County Fair Begins

  27. 30th Bridal & Special Event Expo

    Plan your Wedding or Special Event with over 50 local & regional Premier Wedding, Party, Hospitality and Event Professionals at the Bridal & Special Event Expo on Sunday, February 17 at the Radisson Hotel Corning. Find everything you need to plan your perfect Wedding or Event. Show specials, delicious tastings, demos, photo booths, great displays, beautiful harp music, everything from Invitations to DJs, Photographers, limos, gowns & tuxedos, flowers and venues to travel agents. One expo you will not want to miss. FREE ADMISSION. 2 attending brides will WIN an LED HDTV. Brides, if you pre-register on our website, www.senbridalshows.com, you will receive 2 chances to win a TV.
  28. The Elmira City School District is pleased to present a free “Cyber Safety Tips for All Parents” scheduled for Thursday January 17, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. This event was previously scheduled for November 15th but was rescheduled due to winter weather closings. Are you a Cyber Safe parent? The program will include online safety tips in many different online environments including internet, social media and gaming. Law enforcement partners will also participate in the event and will offer insight into the legal ramifications of online behaviors. Select students will also weigh-in on the many online platforms, challenges and games they see their peers spending time. As parents, we are navigating unchartered territory when it comes to raising children in the digital age. From cyberbullying to gaming with global competitors, it is critical that we not only supervise where our children are spending time online but also protect them when online. But where do you even begin? Join the Elmira City School District teachers, students, gaming experts and law enforcement for this free event to learn more about online safety tips. Event Details · Cyber Safety Tips for All Parents | Free Event · New Date! Thursday, January 17, 2019 · 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. · Location: Ernie Davis Academy (933 Hoffman Street, Elmira NY) Offering adult education is part of the Community Schools model and this event helps advance the Elmira City School District’s vision of engaging our community in a meaningful way.
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