CSA Starting Up

Lori’s Market Basket is pleased to announce that they have officially started their CSA Program for the 2014 season.  If you are interested in being a shareholder, there are a number of ways of signing up. They are offering 100 shares for this years’ crop season with a full share priced at $550 and a half share at $300.  Each full share consists of a large box (about the size of a bushel) of seasonal produce, while half shares are a half box to be picked up every week for …twenty three weeks, between the second week of June and the third week of November. After contacting Lori, they provide you with an information / customization sheet, where you can tell them the type of produce you would like (or not like) as well as contact information and program details.  For additional information visit their http://www.localharvest.org/loris-market-basket-M62612. To join the program, contact them at 585-638-8940; via  email at LorisMarketBskt@aol.com, or simply reply to them on Facebook.  Also check out her flyer on Pinterest. Your inquiries are quickly answered, and they hope to hear from you soon!

Electric Rates to Rise

At last night’s Village Board meeting, village officials told Holley electric customers to brace  themselves for “sticker shock” as big increases will be seen in upcoming electric  bills starting in March. Apparently, Holley’s municipal electric department.buys its power from three sources (New York Municipal Power  Agency, National Grid, and the New York Power Authority). All three are passing along huge increases onto what the village has been paying. As a result, the village will  have to charge more to its customers. For more information, check out the full article on Orleans Hub.

Holley Hosts All-County Music Festival

Music is alive and well in the Holley Central School District as they hosted this year’s All-County Music Festival on February 7 and 8 at the Holley Middle School/High School auditorium. Students from schools throughout Orleans County participated. A panel of music teachers selected students based on their musical achievement, effort, and attitude with performances in the areas of elementary chorus, junior high band, and high school chorus.

The All-County Music Festival is presented by the Orleans County Music Educators Association — a volunteer organization consisting of music teachers from Orleans County schools. The mission of this organization is to further the cause of music education in Orleans County and to provide significant, challenging, and rewarding musical experiences for talented students

Biggest Winner

Are you and your family interested in getting fit in the new year? The Holley Central School District has a fun way to do so. Once again they are partnering with area businesses to host its annual “Biggest Winner” weight loss challenge. A more positive spin than the TV version, this competition is presented by the district’s Wellness Committee and focuses on healthy living. Open to the Holley community, adults and students ages 10 and up can participate.

The challenge begins on Feb 11th with a 6:30  p.m. meeting at the Holley Elementary School and runs  through June. The Biggest Winner challenge requires participants to weigh  in monthly at the school and attend at least four out of  the five monthly seminars that take place at each weigh-in session. Each seminar focuses on healthful eating, exercising and tips for weight loss success as well as a grab bag prize at the end of each meeting.

At the end of the challenge, a grand prize is given to the  participant who has lost the largest percentage of body weight. Last year, the  grand prize was a 50-inch large screen Samsung TV! Stay tuned for this year’s prize.

Interested? Register by picking up a form in the Elementary School office or by attending the first meeting on Feb. 11 at the Elementary School. Good luck to all those who participate!

Infrared Camera Program

The Holley Electric Department has purchased an Infrared camera, which will be used to inspect village lines and substations for hot spots in need of repair. In addition, they are initiating a local Infrared Project, whereby they can come to your home; take snap shots of the exterior; then use these photos as a basis of a report determining whether your home is experiencing any heat loss. While this report is provided by the Holley Electric Department for informational purposes only, the report can serve as a basis of further investigation in the event heat loss is reported. By correcting problem areas of your home, you can minimize further heat loss, conserve energy, and ultimately save money / reduce the cost of your utility bills.

 If you are interested in participating in this project, a sign up sheet is located at the Village Office. The service is being provided free of charge and there is no scheduled date for the service. Rather, Holley Electric will be out taking photos on cold, cloud-covered days. Once photos are taken, they will put together and mail a report, which will include the pictures, a disclaimer form, and an information sheet.

Want to know more or have questions? Contact the Holley lectric Department at (585) 638-6587 or e-mail them at holley.electric.water@gmail.com.