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March 7, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

American Red Cross in Greater NY - Putnam/West Point Will Honor Putnam County Executive Robert Bondi

Amateur chefs throughout Putnam County soon will gather in Brewster for the 11th annual Men Who Cook dinner that will benefit the American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/ GNY) - Putnam/West Point and the Patterson Rotary, and these two prominen More...

Keep Putnam Beautiful Commissions Artists to Paint Trash Cans to Reduce Litter

Keep Putnam Beautiful (KPB) is recruiting and commissioning artists to paint trash cans (steel barrels measuring 3 ft high and 2 ft in diameter) to be installed at public places in Putnam County. More...

Woman Raped at Knifepoint in Putnam Valley

Town man arrested in attack on acquaintance in her home

A Putnam Valley man has been arrested and charged with raping a female acquaintance at knifepoint in Putnam Valley on February 22, 2007. Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith reports that Mr. More...

Museum of the Hudson Highlands Announces May "Hike-A-Thon" to Inaugurate New Trails

Hikers of all ages should circle Saturday, May 19 on their calendars. That's the day the Museum of the Hudson Highlands will host its first ever MHH Hike-A-Thon on its 177- acre Kenridge Farm property on Route 9W. More...

Museum of Hudson Highlands Reschedules Planning is Essential! Speakers Event on Watershed Planning

Join the Museum of the Hudson Highlands on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30pm at Painter's Tavern, Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, for a Winter Evening Speakers Series: Planning is Essential! Watersheds in the Hudson Valley. More...

Hudson Valley Food & Wine Experience to Benefit the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center

The general public is invited to enjoy the Hudson Valley's finest restaurants, wineries and artisan food and beverage producers to benefit The Putnam/ Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center, serving women and children who are victims of domest More...

Dispute Resolution Center Offers Parent Education Program

The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) has announced the next dates for its parenting education program, "Parents Apart: Helping Children Cope With Separation and Divorce." The program is designed for parents who are involved in divorce, separation, o More...

Our Lady of Loretto Parish Planning "Breakfast Run 2007" to Newburgh

A student almsgiving project for Lent

Last April, Jr. & High School students from Our Lady of Loretto Parish cooked and served a hot meal and distributed clothing to approx. 200 people in need living in Newburgh. More...

Galef Reminds Taxpayers to Claim New State Child Tax Credit

Taxpayers are reminded that this is the first time that they can claim the Empire State Child Credit when filing their New York State tax returns this year. More...

National Bar Association Launches 2007 Essay and Oral Competition for High School Seniors

The National Bar Association (NBA) on March 1, 2007 announced its eighth annual essay and oral competition for high school seniors that awards more than $25,000 in prizes. More...

Drawing for 'Images of the Hudson Valley' Quilt to be Held on Friday at Butterfield Library

The drawing for the wall hanging quilt 'Images of the Hudson Valley' will be made this Friday at the Butterfield Library. It was made by the Butterfield quilting guild and is on view at the Julia L Butterfield Library . More...

Passover Judaica Fair at Temple Beth-El

Temple Beth-El Sisterhood and the Judaica Book and gift shops will be holding a March 15th Passover Judaica Jewelry and more gifts fair, from 6:30- 8:45pm. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary to Sponsor Free Kids' Day

Building on the enthusiasm and support for last year's firstever event, the PHC Auxiliary is once again reaching out to the community and sponsoring the Second Annual Kids' Day at PHC on Saturday, May 5th, from 12 noon until 4pm. More...

Coin Collectors To Meet March in Carmel

The Croton River Numismatic Society of Carmel, a coin club, will hold its next meeting on Tuesday,. March 20, 2007 in the Guideposts cafeteria, 39 Seminary Hill Road in Carmel at 7:30pm. More...

Mental Health Association in Dutchess County Announces Recruitment For Casa (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Recruitment is now taking place for citizen-volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care in Dutchess County. More...

Alpha Omicron Executive Board Plans 2007 Programs

Delta Kappa Gamma International is an honorary society of active and retired teachers from all over the world. This Alpha Omicron Chapter, whose executive board is pictured, is composed of teachers from Upper Westchester and Putnam Counties. More...

Great Discussions Foreign Policy Series Begins at Desmond Fish Library

This year's Great Decisions discussion series on foreign policy will be held at the Desmond-Fish Library on Tuesday afternoons beginning March 6th. More...

April Safety and Preparedness Classes in Putnam/West Point Offered by the American Red Cross

April safety and preparedness classes offered by the American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) - Putnam/ West Point will be held at the organization's Putnam/West Point office at Building 2104, Visitors Center, West Point Highway (New South More...

Governor Pataki to Present Guinan Family with Award of Honor at Chamber Dinner

Governor George Pataki will be the special guest presenter at The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner on Thursday, March 15, 2007. This year's dinner will be held at Dutchess Manor Caterers. More...

The CSFC Ladies Auxiliary Gets Ready for Another Great Year

The Cold Spring Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary is getting ready for another great year. Last year the auxiliary raised thousands of dollars to help support the Cold Spring Fire Co. More...

Putnam Valley's Sunset Series' Lunar Eclipse Party a Success

Saturday was, not just another weekend night, but part of history. The Moon experienced a very dramatic Lunar Eclipse. More...

IRS Urges Caution and to Beware of Tax Scams

Don't fall victim to tax scams. These schemes take several shapes, ranging from promises of large tax refunds to illegal ways of "untaxing" yourself. More...

Free IRS-Sponsored Volunteer Tax Preparation Services Available

Are you puzzled by the tax law and which credits and deductions you can take? If so, then why not look into the free, IRS-sponsored, volunteer tax return preparation services? More...

March is Red Cross Month

Local Activities Planned By American Red Cross In Greater NY - Putnam/West Point

The designation of March as Red Cross Month originally began more than 60 years ago to help the American Red Cross gain exposure and celebrate its successes in serving communities across the country. More...

Junior Vet-Science Workshop Series Offered by 4-H Youth Development Program

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County's 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce their upcoming Junior Vet-Science program. More...

Training March 20 for DEC Pesticide Exam in April

Landscapers, turf professionals and others in the green industry need to be licensed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in order to legally apply pesticides. More...

Ol' Fashioned Maple Sugaring Continues at Museum of Hudson Highlands

Get a taste of ol'fashioned maple sugaring as the Museum of the Hudson Highlands continues Maple Sugar Tours from March 3 until March 18. Tours start every half hour and run from 11:30am until 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. More...

Sheriff's Investigator Foils Auto Break-In

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the February 17, 2007 arrest of Peter Noyes, aged 50, of Philipstown, on charges that he tried to break into a parked car in the Hamlet of Carmel. More...

Temple Israel Holding Passover Seder Open to the Public

Temple Israel of Putnam Valley will be holding a Passover Seder on Tuesday, April 3rd, starting at 7pm at the Lake Peekskill Civic Center. More...

Dutchess Putnam Restaurant Association Holds Meeting

The Dutchess Putnam Restaurant Association will hold its March meeting on Tuesday, March 20th at Goodfellas Inn, 2550 Rt. 52 in Hopewell Junction. Among the items slated for discussion are the benefit concert in honor of James Secor, Jr. More...

Brewster Library to Host Special Concert For Children and Families

Dave Ruch will give a special concert for children and families entitled " Traditional Songs of New York State" on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Brewster Public Library, 79 Main Street, at 2pm. More...

Public Invited to Catskill Area Sugarhouses in March

Looking for something to do on the weekend that can involve the whole family? Love maple syrup and the outdoors? More...

Putnam Sheriff's Cadets Host Breakfast at Graymoor

A fundraising breakfast in support of the Putnam County Sheriff's Cadet Program will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2007 from 8 to 11am in the Friars dining hall at Graymoor in Garrison. More...

Laborers Recruit Apprentices

The Laborers International Union of North America, Local 17, will conduct recruitment from March 6 through August 7 for 10 skilled construction craft laborer apprentices, the State Labor Department announced today. More...

Interfaith Story Circle at Temple-Beth El

On Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30pm, Temple Beth-El will again host the Interfaith Story Circle sponsored by the Dutchess County Interfaith Council. Participants are invited to join the evening service before the circle begins. More...

Kosher Wine Tasting Event at Temple Beth-El

There will be a kosher wine tasting event at Temple Beth- El from 3 to 6pm on Sunday, March 11. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Also during this event, the name of Temple Beth-El's annual $10,000 raffle winner will be drawn. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer One-Day Prepared Childbirth Class

The Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center has scheduled its next one-day prepared childbirth class for Saturday, March 24th, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Carpenters Recruit Apprentices

The Empire State Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee, Local 11, will conduct recruitment from March 1 through August 30 for five carpenter apprentices, the State Labor Department announced today. More...

Ten Free Trees for Those who Join Arbor Day

Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during March 2007. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign. More...

Two Horticultural Workshops at Glynwood Center

Gardeners have the opportunity to attend workshops on seed starting or backyard fruit trees at Glynwood on March 31. More...

Claiming the Child Tax Credit

With the Child Tax Credit, you may be able to reduce the federal income tax you owe by up to $1,000 for each qualifying child under the age of 17. More...

Spring Ahead...Fall Back on Sun Protection

Daylight Saving Time will begin two weeks earlier this year, starting Sunday, March 11 at 2am. An extra hour of daylight each day means more exposure to ultraviolet radiation. More...

Reform Temple of Putnam Valley to Host Seder

On Sunday, March 25, 2007, the Reform Temple of Putnam Valley & Grace Methodist Church invite you to attend their Passover community model seder at 5pm at The Grace Methodist Church, 337 Peekskill Hollow Road, Putnam Valley. More...

Baby & Me Lap Time at Howland Library

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring babies up to age 24 mos. to Howland Public Library on 313 Main St. More...

Talk of the Town

Spring is just around the corner - all bundled up and shivering no doubt. But, we turn the clocks ahead this weekend, so it can't be too far off. More...

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