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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

MacSTAC December 2019 Meeting and Holiday Party

Can you believe it? It's already December and time for our holiday party next week on Thursday, December 19th, 6:30 PM at the Vestal Library. We should be ready to eat around 7 PM.

Bring a dish to pass along with a serving utensil.

Also bring a wrapped present or two for each member of your family or friends, around $5 in value.

And bring good cheer.

MacSTAC will provide plates and utensils.

If you're coming, please RSVP so we know how many seats to set up.

Sue and I will be there around 5:30 PM
hope you can make it.



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

MacSTAC November meeting

Sorry to be so late on this but it will be tomorrow night, sane time and place. Hope you can make it.


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Monday, October 28, 2019

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Monday, October 07, 2019

Fwd: Learn about macOS Catalina with updated Take Control books


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From: Take Control Books <>
Subject: Learn about macOS Catalina with updated Take Control books
Date: October 7, 2019 at 3:05:50 PM EDT
To: Ben Margolius <>

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Fwd: August Annual Picnic (CORRECTION ON THE DATE - SHOULD BE AUG 15th)

The date is Thursday, August 15th.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Margolius Ben <>
Subject: Re: August Annual Picnic
Date: August 10, 2012 at 10:40:00 AM EDT
To: Winter Ed <>
Cc: Mueller Joan <>, Margolius Sue <>


Are you available to pick this up from Joan? I could deliver the plates and stuff to you on Monday.

Joan, this is terrible news. Please let me know if I can help, although we plan to fly out of her on Wednesday.

Ben Margolius

On Aug 10, 2012, at 9:02 AM, Joan Mueller wrote:

I have a problem.  Augie has been suffering from pain around his right eye for several weeks.  We finally were able to see his neurologist yesterday and surgery is required.  It has been scheduled for Monday.  I will be seeing my orthopedic Dr on Monday for my next xray and hopefully a release of my brace--at least to unlock it.  Whether that will allow me to drive, I don't know.  The bottom line:  we are just not sure of our status by next Thursday.  Will keep you posted.


On Aug 10, 2012, at 12:37 AM, Margolius Ben wrote:

Our Annual Indoor Picnic takes place next week on Thursday, August 16th, 6:30 PM at the Vestal Library.

Your only requirement is to bring a dish to pass.

We promise good weather (inside), cooling A/C, no wind except for your conversations, no rain, no snow, zero bugs, good food, and a great time.

If some can come early, they can help set up tables and chairs.

Ben Margolius

MacSTAC August 15th Annual Picnic

Our Annual Indoor Picnic takes place next week on Thursday, August 15th, 6:30 PM at the Vestal Library.

Your only requirement is to 

  • RSVP to this email that you are coming and the number in your party
  • Bring a dish to pass
  • Bring a serving utensil
  • Be prepared to take home your dish

We promise good weather (inside), cooling A/C, no wind- except for your conversations, no rain, no snow, zero bugs, good food, and a great time.

If some can come early, they can help set up tables and chairs say around 5:45.

Ben Margolius



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