February 12, 2003 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Joslin Diabetes Center Conducts Free Grocery Store Tours in Wappingers

According to a recent study, many people with diabetes are receiving inadequate information on how to maintain a proper diet. Some are abiding by the "diabetic diet" by avoiding foods that they are able to eat. More...

Great Backyard Bird Count This Weekend

The Putnam Highlands Audubon Society reminds everyone that their participation in the 6th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will add important new information to our understanding of birds More...

Putnam Hospital’s 5-Week Prepared Childbirth Classes To Begin Feb. 20

The Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center has scheduled its next five-week session of prepared childbirth classes to begin Thursday, February 20, from 7 to 9 pm. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Elects Executive Officers

At its annual meeting held in January, the Board of Directors of Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel elected its executive officers for 2003. More...

Insurance Fraud Is Rampant Throughout NY State

Fraud raises insurance rates and puts honest people in danger

New Yorkers pay a fraud tax of $200 to $300 each year, according to the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud. Insurance fraud not only makes insurance more expensive More...

Tai Chi and Acupuncture Demonstrations Offered At Desmond-Fish Library

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced for health and self-defense. Consisting of 108 moves, this slow moving form develops the use of external and internal energy. More...

Congress to Hold Hearing on Indian Point Evacuation Plan

U.S. Rep. Sue Kelly announced on February 6th that Congress will hold a hearing on the Indian Point evacuation plan to examine the federal government More...

Popular Trip Scheduled For Senior Citizens

The Philipstown Senior Citizens are sponsoring an overnight bus trip on Wednesday and Thursday, May 14 and 15, 2003 to The Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre in Newark, Delaware. More...

Valentine’s Day Blood Drive Still Needs 31 Donors To Reach Goal

The next Philipstown Community Blood Drive is still in need of at least 31 more donors to reach the goal of 120 donors. So far, 89 people have pledged their support. More...

Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting At HV Hospital

Ronald Ammon, M.D. will host this month More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Offers Free Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings

Hudson Valley Hospital Center offers free blood pressure screenings every Thursday from 2 to 3 pm in the Center More...

Maple Sugaring Tours Now Starting at Kenridge Farm

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Bereavement Support Group At HV Hospital

Yvette Acosta, CSW, will host a program of Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam held at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center. "Bereavement Support Group" will be held at the Hudson Valley Hospital on February 13 from 3 to 4:30 pm. More...

BOCES Presents Assistive Technology Workshop

Dr. Patti Slobogin will present the workshop, "Assistive Technology" on February 24. This workshop will focus on ways in which technology can help meet students More...

State Bar Association Calls For Pro Bono Award Nominations

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) invites nominations for its 2003 President More...

New York City Acquires Two Properties in Kent

NYC Watershed Land acquisitions now tops 44,000 acres

Commissioner Christopher O. Ward of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced that the DEP Land Acquisition and Stewardship Program (LASP) has recently acquired two parcels in the Town of Kent, totaling 155 Acres. More...

Franciscan Friars Host Charis Seeker’s Retreat

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement in Garrison will host a three day Charis Seeker More...

Graymoor Friars Sponsor Retreat for Teachers

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are sponsoring a retreat for teachers from Sunday, February 16th through Thursday, February 20th, at the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison. More...

Police Report

Brewster - The Putnam County Sheriff More...

HR Community Health Offers Free "Diabetes: Take Control!" Education Series

Hudson River Community Health of Peekskill is offering a free, eight-session education series entitled "Diabetes: Take Control!" for anyone interested in learning more about diabetes. More...

Asthma Open House To Be Held In Beacon

The public is invited to an Asthma Open House at Beacon Health Resource Center on Saturday, February 22 from 1 to 4 pm. Come learn all about the Resource Center More...

Talk of the Town

Special Happy Birthdays this week go to Katelyn Pidala who turns 2 years old and Quinn McDonald who turns 1 on the 19th. It More...

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