MacSTAC was founded on April 1, 1978 as an Apple II MUG. We are a community group with members from all walks of life, careers and levels of ability. We welcome all Mac users to improve their knowledge and, in turn, share their Mac knowledge with others.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


The library is open, the roads are open, the snow is melting (slowly), so…………….I hope you can join us tonight at 6:30 at the Vestal Library for our special "decluttering" presentation.


Monday, March 13, 2017

MacSTAC March Meeting - this Thursday, 6:30 pm, Vestal Library

Our meeting this Thursday will be different and hopefully interesting to you. We have invited Joan Sprague, from Broome County Office for Aging to talk about Downsizing, De-cluttering, and Reorganizing.

She has wonderful thought-provoking ideas on how we can  'clear the clutter' from either our house or a loved one's house. It can be a huge task. There is no easy fix but there is support and satisfaction in knowing that everyone has more 'stuff' than they need.

Attend this presentation for tips and ideas to get you started on the path to a de-cluttered home. 

Joan Sprague conducts a monthly discussion about Downsizing and Decluttering.  Her program is designed to encourage people to think about their relationship to their possessions.  She'll offer some suggestions to start the process of downsizing.  It took decades to accumulate the stuff so don't expect to make progress after one discussion!

Of course we'll also take your questions or suggestions on how to handle a problem with your Mac, and talk a bit about what's new from Apple.

Hope to see you there.

Weather at this time of year is always a question this time of year, especially with the storm coming tonight and tomorrow. The forecast for Thursday is:

ThursdayA chance of snow showers before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 25. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

So we should be alright. If we have to cancel, check your email around noon on Thursday.



Monday, February 06, 2017

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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.





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