October 11, 2006 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Guides to Growing and Using Herbs, Fruit Available at Cooperative Extension

Two very valuable guides for home gardeners are available now from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County. More...

Putnam Valley Man Arrested for Violation of Order of Protection

Mr. Doda Rukaj, 40, of Putnam Valley was arrested on September 30, 2006 by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department for violating an Order of Protection issued by the Putnam County Family Court. More...

Hudson Fisheries Trust Launches New Skiff at Festival

The Hudson Fisheries Trust will launch its latest boat, the Beacon Skiff, on Sunday, October 15, at 1pm as part of the Beacon Sloop Club's annual Pumpkin Festival. More...

Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State Announce Quality Communities Funding Available

Lieutenant Governor Mary O. Donohue and Secretary of State Christopher Jacobs today announced $3 million is available for the Quality Communities Grant Program through the 2006-2007 Environmental Protection Fund. More...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Support Group Meets

The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Support Group, sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Dutchess County, is a support group for individuals with OCD and their families and friends. More...

Every Child Deserves a Little Christmas: 2006 Toys for Tots Drive Begins

The Westchester/Putnam Toys for Tots Volunteers will be starting their 2006 Toys for Tots Drive. More...

Cold Spring AARP Meetings Feature Guest Speakers

Cold Spring AARP will feature Eve Holderman, from Hudson Valley Hospital, at their next meeting on October 17th. She will speak o n how to recognize a stroke. More...

Extended Putnam County Absentee Voting Hours

The extended hours are as follows: Tue, Oct 24, 5-7pm Fri, Oct 27, 5-7pm Sat Oct 28, 9am-12noon Tue, Oct 31, 5-7pm Thu, Nov 2, 5-7pm Sat, Nov 4, 9am-noon More...

Hike "New" Appalachian Trail at Bear Mountain

The NY-NJ Trail Conference invites the public to a guided hike and fieldwork sampler on Friday, October 13, on Bear Mountain starting at 9am. More...

Putnam Valley Town Court to Receive State Funding Grant

Senator Vincent L. Leibell has been advised by the State's Chief Administrative Judge, Jonathon Lippman, that three justice courts in Putnam County have been awarded funding grants under the State's Justice Court Assistance Program. More...

Cold Spring's 29th Annual Harvest Festival a Huge Success

Wonderful fall weather was the backdrop for a successful and well-attended 29th Annual Harvest Festival, held Saturday, September 30, 2006 throughout the Village of Cold Spring. More...

Chief Warrant Office Richard Valentine of Cold Spring Deployed to Iraq

CW4 Richard Valentine of Cold Spring was recently deployed to Iraq with the 411th Engineer Brigade, Stewart/ Newburgh. He is a ground equipment maintenance manager and is currently serving on Logistics Base Anaconda near Balad. More...

Tilly Foster Farm Open House Features Farm Activities

Activities include pony rides, Bring the family for a day on the farm. Join the 'Friends of Tilly Foster'and Putnam County for an Open House and Friend Raiser at the Tilly Foster Farm Saturday October 14, 2006 from 10am to 5pm. More...

Literacy Volunteers of Putnam County Hold Penny Social

Literacy Volunteers of Putnam County will be sponsoring a Penny Social on Saturday, November 4 at Guideposts, located at 39 Seminary Hill Road in Carmel. The doors will open at 1:00pm and the drawing of tickets will begin at 2pm sharp. More...

Men Who Read Family Literacy Event in Peekskill

On Saturday, October 28, 11am to 2pm, all children under 12 are invited with their parents and caretakers to participate in a day of refreshments, free books and stories by MEN WHO READ, a literacy event sponsored by Peekskill Reads, a community-base More...

Slide Lecture on Origins of Cold Spring at The Putnam County Historical Society

The Putnam County Historical Society will present an afternoon tour and slide lecture about the early development of Cold Spring on Saturday, October More...

How to Control Garden Invasives

Your garden is being taken over by aliens! Many of our most annoying garden weeds are actually invasive plants that either came here accidentally, or were brought here from Europe or Asia intentionally as ornamentals. More...

Four Municipalities in Putnam Receive Assessment Awards from the State

The following Putnam County localities have qualified for the New York State Office of Real Property Services' (NYSORPS) Excellence in. Equity Awards: Town of Kent, Town of Patterson, Town of Putnam Valley,Town of Southeast. More...

Putnam Valley and Cold Spring Senior Centers Both Offer Dance Classes

Start moving, have fun, meet new friends through dance as both the Putnam Valley and Cold Spring Senior Centers host dance classes for those 60 years of age or older. More...

DEC Pesticide Applicator Exams and Pre-Exam Training Dates set for Putnam, Westchester

People who apply pesticides professionally in New York State are required to have a DEC pesticide license. This requirement is for landscapers, lawn care workers, exterminators and others in related fields. More...

Cold Spring Boat Club Tallies Logbook Entries

One of the favorite destinations for Hudson River boaters is the village of Cold Spring and the gateway to the Village for them is the Cold Spring Boat Club. More...

Philipstown Man Violated Order of Protection

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Town of Philipstown resident on October 1, 2006. The defendant is charged with criminal contempt for allegedly violating a court order of protection. More...

Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam Offers Free Bereavement Support Groups

People often feel overwhelmed with grief following the loss of a loved one. More...

Putnam Community Service Network 2006 Awards Presented

Individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of others through their accomplishments in human services and/or community services in Putnam County were honored at the recent Putnam Community Service Network Annual Awards Brea More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

On Thursday, October 19th, from 7:30 to 9pm, the Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center will offer a free breastfeeding class at the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Philipstown Town Wide Cleanup Day Announced

The next Town Wide Cleanup Day will be held at the Garrison Firehouse on Route 9 from 8am to 4pm. Driver's License, Tax Bill or other proof of Philipstown residency must be presented on arrival at the site. More...

Temple Beth-El Presents Variety of Seminars

Temple Beth-El in Poughkeepsie will host a a series of seminars with presenters such as Marc Epstein (Vassar College), Low Brownstein (SONY New Paltz), Uriel Hellrnan (The Jerusalem Pose, Miriam Rubin (Temple Beth- EI) and more. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Members are "Best" in Hudson Valley

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that many of its members have been awarded "Best of the Hudson Valley 2006" in numerous categories, as announced in the October issue of Hudson Valley Magazine. More...

St. Philip's Church to Offer Medical Ethics Course

St. Philip's Church in the Highlands will be offering a six week course in Medical Ethics, beginning on Monday, October 16 at 7:30pm. More...

Last Chance to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer at 5K Walk at Woodbury Common

Thousands of Hudson Valley residents will gather together at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets with a single message: "hope starts here in the fight against breast cancer." More...

Nature Strollers: Young Children and Adults Hike Kenridge Farm

On Tuesday, October 17 at 9:30am (raindate: October 24) join Naturalist Guide, Laurel Dodge on a one-hour hike at the Museum of the Hudson Highland's Kenridge Farm location, Route 9W, Cornwall. More...

4th Annual Cold Spring by Candlelight Holiday House Tour set for Thanksgiving Weekend

More Cold Spring Homes Needed

With just eight weeks until Thanksgiving weekend, PARC is already planning for this year's 4th Annual Cold Spring by Candlelight Holiday House Tour & Shopping event. More...

Naturally Noctural Returns to the Taconic Center

Looking for some night-Life fun for the family in the woods - not on the town? No goblins, no witches; just the bewitchment of night. More...

Manitoga Receives $20,000 Legislative Grant Award

On Sunday, October 2nd, Senator Vincent Leibell announced his award of a $20,000 Legislative Member Grant to Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center. More...

Talk of the Town

The colors are beginning to turn on the hillsides. Now is a great time to take that hike you've always thought about! More...

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