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Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your fingertips!

In addition to what you’ll find at there website, they offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to start an organic garden to making a home spending plan. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our Education Center to learn more. We’re here to help, with information — and people — you can trust!

 Visit rocklandcce.org for more information

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Do You Have An Interest In History And Would Like To Volunteer? Camp Shanks Museum Wants You!

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The Camp Shanks Museum commemorates the military facility that served as the largest point of embarkation for soldiers headed for the front lines in North Africa and Europe during World War II, including the landing forces for the D-Day invasion. Opened in 1942, Camp Shanks contained 1,500 barracks, mess halls, theaters, a hospital, and other buildings where some 1.5 million G.I.s (approximately 40,000 a month) were issued combat equipment and underwent final inspections before shipping overseas. Most soldiers spent eight to 12 days at the self-supporting complex dubbed “Last Stop, U.S.A.” Located in a simulated barracks, the museum contains artifacts and photographs that recount the history of Camp Shanks and describe the everyday life of male and female soldiers at the facility. A Wall of Honor lists servicemen and women who spent time there. 

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Pool Safety Reminders For A Safe And Fun Summer

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With the warmer weather here pools are open. Below are some pool safety tips from https://www.poolsafely.gov/ to help everyone enjoy pools safely.

Always Supervise: Never leave children unattended near the water. Designate a responsible adult to watch over swimmers at all times.

Learn to Swim: Ensure that everyone in the family knows how to swim. Enroll in swimming lessons if needed.

Use Barriers: Install fences, covers, and alarms around your pool to prevent accidental drownings.

No Running: Pool decks can be slippery. Encourage everyone to walk, not run, around the pool.

Avoid Alcohol: Avoid drinking alcohol when supervising swimmers or swimming yourself.

Know CPR: Learn CPR and basic first aid. Quick response can save lives in emergencies.

Obey Pool Rules: Follow all posted rules and guidelines at public pools to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

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