April 4, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month

April is the perfect month to treat your pet with a gift that could help save its life - a pet first aid class for you and a pet first aid kit for Tabby or King from the American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/ GNY). Why April? More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Blood Drive Date Moved to April 16

The blood drive scheduled at Hudson Valley Hospital Center for Thursday, April 19 has been moved to Monday, April 16 from 10am to 9pm in the Wagner Conference Room. Please give the gift of life. More...

Extreme Makeover Crew Lands in Putnam County

Ty Pennington, Michael Moloney, Tanya McQueen, Alure Home Improvement and the support team for the ABC hit reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition arrived in Putnam County recently to help two not-for-profit organizations that "do good thing More...

New York Housing Market Slows Slightly in February

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York state in February slowed slightly compared to February 2006, but remained at typical levels for the market, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Associa More...

May Safety and Preparedness Classes in Putnam/West Point Offered by Red Cross

May 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 West Point location, at The Lawlor Building in Patterson and at Saint Basil's Academy in Gar More...

Central Hudson's Enhanced Low-Income Assistance Program Approved

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation's enhanced low-income assistance program has been approved by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC). More...

Helping Children Deal with Change and Loss Focus of Program to be Held at Putnam Hospital

On Thursday, April 26th, Putnam Hospital Center and Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam, Inc., will offer a free program that will teach parents, teachers, child care providers and other caregivers techniques to help children deal with change and l More...

Free Lunch, Listen and Learn Cancer Programs to be Held at Putnam Hospital

Putnam Hospital Center's Department of Oncology Services and Cancer Care, Inc., will sponsor a two programs for cancer patients and their families this spring. More...

Free Copies of Putnam Hospital Center Spring 2007 Wellness Calendar now Available

Spring is officially here and with it, Putnam Hospital Center is offering its free Spring 2007 Wellness Calendar. More...

Emotions and Diabetes Care Focus of Putnam Hospital Diabetes Support Group

The next meeting of Putnam Hospital Center's free Diabetes Support & Education Group will be held on Tuesday, April 17th, at 6pm, in the ground floor cafe classrooms at the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Handicapped Accessible Trail Project in Southeast Gains Support

IBM's Community Grant Program recently donated $1,000 to support the building of the Lindera Loop Trail in Southeast, making IBM a Partner in Putnam's first-ever handicapped-accessible trail project. More...

Putnam Valley Youth Arrested for Trying to Steal Bike

On March 29, 2007, Putnam County Deputy Sheriff Thomas Lewis was dispatched to Provost Road in Putnam Valley for a report of an attempted larceny. More...

VA CARES Panel to Hold Public Hearings

On Tuesday, April 17, 2007, the Local Advisory Panel (LAP) of the CARES Project will hold a public hearing at the Montrose campus of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System located on Route 9A, Montrose, NY. More...

Senator Leibell Honors Lions' Efforts to Prevent Blindness

On Tuesday, March 27, Senator Vincent L. Leibell (40th District) joined in honoring members of New York's Lions Clubs as they commemorated 90 years of promoting programs and efforts to prevent blindness and assist those who are visually impaired. More...

Girl Scouts Have a Successful Blood Drive

Tom Costigan and Ann Gallagher donating blood On March 24th 2007 Sarah Costigan ran the First Annual Hudson Highland Girl Scout Blood Drive in the Our Lady of Loretto Parish Hall. More...

Michelle Folster and Rich Tomlins are Wed

Michelle M. Folster and Richard E. Tomlins, Jr. were united in marriage on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring. The ceremony was officiated by Father Brian McSweeney. More...

''That All May Be One'' Friars Hymn Competition Winners Announced

Pastoral musician Steven Ottományi and Paulist Father Ricky Manalo have been chosen as winners of the hymn competition, "That All May Be One," sponsored by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) and the Friars of the Atonement. More...

Earth Day Celebration at Museum of Hudson Highlands

On Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 from 11am until 3pm celebrate our planet with a weekend of earthly activities sponsored by Taylor Recycling. We only have one earth; learn how to protect it. More...

New York's Hudson Valley Tourism Business Grows

Hudson Valley Tourism, Inc. reports a continued boom in tourism, making the region one of the hottest in New York State. More...

Keep the River Clean With the Great Hudson River Sweep

On Saturday, April 28 from 9am until 12pm join in with thousands of others all along the Hudson to pitch in and keep it clean! The Great Hudson River Sweep - a rewarding way to help celebrate Earth Day. More...

All-America Selections Announces 2007 Seed-Grown Flowers and Vegetables Winners

All-America Selections, a non-profit organization that evaluates new seed-grown flowers and vegetables, announced its first round of 2007 winners to commemorate its 75th anniversary. More...

Prostate Education Program Cancelled

The Dutchess County Unit of theAmerican Cancer Society and the Man to Man Prostate Cancer Education & Information Support Program announces that they have to cancel their April 5 meeting due to logistics. More...

Roofers Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers, Local 8, will conduct recruitment on March 30 for six apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. More...

Holy Week Begins at First Presbyterian Church

Come and celebrate the spirituality of Holy Week at First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., in Cold Spring. 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, April 28th, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer Free Program on the Sun and Your Skin

On Wednesday, April 25th, Putnam Hospital Center will offer a free program, open to the community, on the sun and its effects. "The Impact of Sun on Your Skin" will be presented by Carmel dermatologist Cindy Hoffman, MD. Dr. More...

Holy Week and Easter Observed at St. Philip's Church in the Highlands

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Putnam Hospital will Offer Free Pets and the Newborn Class

On Saturday, April 21, beginning at 10:30am, Putnam Hospital Center's maternity department will offer a Pets and the Newborn Class in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Paschal Triduum at Our Lady of Loretto

The Pashcal Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday) is the holiest time of year for Christians. More...

Free Will and Estate Planning Seminar to be Held at Putnam Hospital Center

Putnam Hospital Center will host a free Will and Estate Planning Seminar, open to the public, on Thursday, April 26th, beginning at 7pm. More...

Arbor Day Foundation Offers Ten Free Shade Trees in Honor of Arbor Day April

Ten free shade trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during April 2007 as part of the nonprofit Foundation's Trees for America campaign. National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, April 27. More...

County Legislature Seeks Members for Plumbing & Mechanical Trades Board

The Putnam County Legislature is seeking applicants for membership on the Plumbing & Mechanical Trades Board for two vacant positions. More...

Putnam County Legislature Seeks Contractor Representative for Home Improvement Board

The Putnam County Legislature is seeking qualified applicants who are primarily engaged in business as a Home Improvement Contractor to serve on the Home Improvement Board for a two year term. Applicants must be residents of Putnam County. More...

Putnam Valley's Eggstravaganza a Success

One by one, cars started their rapid ascent up the long driveway of the Elementary School. More...

Talk of the Town

We were saddened to hear that Dave Reilly, Sr. passed away last week. Dave was responsible for the PCN&R's mast head line - "We are [141] years old but new every Wednesday." Thanks Dave. Father Mills is back in the hospital. More...

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