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Monday, February 06, 2017

Fwd: The new way to get Mac apps is here

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Subject: The new way to get Mac apps is here
Date: February 6, 2017 at 9:42:06 AM EST
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Monday, December 05, 2016

MacSTAC Annual Holiday Dinner Party, Thursday, December 15th

Planning is underway for the MacSTAC Dec 15th (Thursday) Annual Holiday Party at the Vestal Public Library.  We hope you and yours can join us for a great meal and our traditional and unique gift exchange. You may also bring a guest.

What you need to do if your are planning to attend, is to bring a food dish to pass (entre, salad, vegetable, and/or dessert) together with a serving utensil. 

Also, please bring a wrapped gift, valued at around $5.00 or so for each person in your party, and you could bring an extra one too. If you forget the present, we will have extras available so everyone can participate.

As usual, MacSTAC will provide drinks and ice, plastic tablecloths, aluminum foil, paper towels. spoons, knives, forks, plates, cups, and napkins, and hopefully some holiday music.  

We will start setting up around 5:30 pm, assemble at 6:30, eat at 7:00 or so, followed by the gift exchange.

Of course, the weather that day will be unknown until the last minute, so I will make a decision early in the afternoon IF the meeting needs to be cancelled, or you can call me on my cell phone (607-341-2655) for the latest info.



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MacSTAC November Meeting

We wil meet this Thursday, November 17th, same time (6:30 pm) and place (Vestal library).

Monday, October 17, 2016

MacSTAC October 20 Monthly Meeting, 6:30 pm, Vestal Library

Come join us for our monthly meeting, with information for all about Apple and its products, and answers to your questions.

On a very sad note, please note that one of our own, Dennis James Gazda passed today. He was a super guy, a friend, and a great cake and cookie baker and a source of a wealth of Mac information. We're going to miss him a lot. Here is the note I received today from his bother Tom:

This note is one of the hardest notes to write I have ever written. This afternoon at about 3:30 the kid at heart, the devoted husband, the brother and my guiding light never made it to his next BMW delivery.  He never made it to the car to be delivered. He was feeling good and headed off to work for another routine day.  Parked his car in the employee parking lot and started his last walk up the hill to the shop at Gault BMW.  When he got to the service bay he asked for an ambulance to be called because he was having a heart attack.  A brisk ride to the hospital and many doctors later Karen and I were told that there was nothing more they could do for him, and he would not make it to the operating room.  Dennis James Gazda had driven his last BMW on earth and has now been moved to another world to drive for someone else. NO final arraignments have been made yet.
Tom Gazda
764 Lake Sophia Rd
Brackney PA 18812-7967
570-663-2424 Ext 5 
No answering machine

I am sure there will be more details on the arrangements in the Press & Sun in the next few days.


Wednesday, September 28, 2016


The Southern Tier PC Club has invited us to their monthly meeting on Monday, October 10th at 7 pm at the Vestal Library large meeting room. Their guest speaker is Nick Francesco. Nick has a weekly computer-advice column in the Press & Sun and has has been helping readers since 1996.

Nick's web page is



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