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| 22 Feb 2012 | 02:05

    Soho Salon will host cut-a-thon Sunday for young client Monroe -The staff at Soho Salon will be hosting a cut-a-thon to benefit their client, Zach Baum, on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Zach has a very aggressive form of brain cancer. The staff is donating 100 percent of their service revenue to benefit the Baum family. The salon, located at 400 Route 17M in Monroe, will be offering haircuts for a donation of $25. Although walk-in clients are welcome, appointments are recommended. Call 781-4343 . It is also necessary for all clients to come with clean, damp hair, in order to accommodate as many customers as possible/ If you are unable to stay for a haircut and would like to make a donation, that would be greatly appreciated. Meanwhile, the Soho Salon staff thanks Tosca, Little Italy and Sit and Chat for the donations. The word on Zach Zach Baum was born Oct. 1, 1992. He lives in Monroe with his parents, Jodie and Paul, brothers Alex and Jonathan and sister Olivia. Zach was happy and healthy playing baseball and soccer throughout his school years. His true loves are golf and playing the guitar. In July 2008, Zach was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He was all of 15. He had immediate surgery followed by 31 rounds of radiation and then six months of chemotherapy that end in July 2009. He then suffered countless seizures that required numerous hospital stays and medications to control. In May 2010, the tumor returned and he began chemotherapy once again. He is currently receiving monthly treatments. Now 18, Zach continues to face each challenge with amazing spirit and dignity and thanks his friends and the entire community for their overwhelming support. Community yard sale on Oct. 23 at the library’s Book Garden MONROE - The Friends of the Monroe Free Library will host a community yard sale on the grounds of its Book Garden shop on Saturday, Oct 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Table spots are $20 each, with all funds benefitting the Monroe Free Library’s programs and services. In addition to yard/garage sale items that can be sold, crafters are welcome to sell their wares. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration forms, which provide additional details, are available at the library’s reference desk. Call 783-4411 for additional information. Emergency preparedness exercise planned Saturday in Grand Central New York - MTA Metro-North Railroad, in concert with New York City agencies will hold an emergency preparedness exercise this Saturday morning in Grand Central Terminal. Train service will not be affected, although customers may notice an exceptional number of police officers, firefighters, emergency medical responders and ambulances in and around the Terminal. The exercise, which is held annually in compliance with federal requirements, will include participation by the New York City Fire Department, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, and the New York State Office of Emergency Management. There will be about 30 “victims,” including two who will need to be transported to hospitals. The precise scenario will not be revealed to participants until the drill begins. This exercise will focus on evaluating the ability of the agencies to =mobilize and respond to a train accident. Participating agencies will have the opportunity to implement protocols under the Incident Command System and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) concepts.. In the event of an actual emergency during the exercise, a “Code Red” will be announced and all exercise activity will cease and the Rail Traffic Controllers will determine the course of events. Gubernatorial debate is Oct. 18 Hempstead — The first New York State Gubernatorial debate, to be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead on Long Island, will air on News 12 Hudson Valley on Monday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. It will also be carried on Time Warner Cable’s NY1 and YNN, providing coverage statewide. The debate will be held in front of a live audience of invited guests, including community members, local leaders, and Hofstra students. The seven candidates who have agreed to attend are: Charles Barron (Freedom Party) Andrew Cuomo (Democratic/Independence/and Working Families Parties) Kristin Davis (Anti-Prohibition Party) Howie Hawkins (Green Party) Jimmy McMillan (Rent is 2 Damn High Party) Carl Paladino (Republican/Conservative/Taxpayers Parties) Warren Redlich (Libertarian Party) The debate will also air live on and It will also be available for on-demand viewing on News 12 Interactive, channel 612 on Cablevision’s iO TV, and on-line at and