May 16, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Putnam County Housing Corporation Offers First Time Homebuyer's Seminar

The Putnam County Housing Corporation will be holding a seminar, "Getting Financially Ready" which is the first in a five part series for First Time Homebuyers. The seminar will be held each Thursday for five weeks. More...

Creative Art Day at Leonard Wagner Park

An exciting free "Hands On" experience for all ages will be offer by the Putnam Valley Parks & Recreation Department's Sunset Series and the PV Arts, on May 19 from 10am-2pm at the Leonard Wagner Memorial Park. More...

2007 Clearwater Festival Connects Communities to the Hudson River

The 2007 Clearwater Music and Environmental Festival - The Great Hudson River Revival, returns to the banks of the Hudson River at Croton Point Park, in Westchester County, on Father's Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, from 10am-8:30pm More...

Boscobel's Thirteenth Annual Snapping Turtle Walk

In 2006, the snapping turtle was designated as New York State's official reptile. About 1200 of these reptiles live in National Audubon Society's Constitution Marsh, located just below Boscobel. More...

FEMA Advises Mold May be Present From New York Flooding

Mold is an ever-present problem following storm flooding and can be a significant health risk if care is not taken, state and federal officials warn.

"People are anxious to get on with their lives after a flood," said Federal Coordinating Officer Marianne C. More...

Franciscan Sisters of The Atonement Graymoor Celebrate Jubilarians

On Saturday, June 16, 2007, the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement at Graymoor in Garrison, will host a Jubilee Celebration for 8 of their members. More...

Outdoor Recreation Festival at Taconic Center Offers Array of Activities

Throughout the month of May, as the morning sunlight crests above the hills of the Hudson Highlands, the bird chorus starts. More...

Enjoy Last Jazz Vespers of the Season This Saturday

Catch the last Jazz Vespers of the season and you'll be sure to catch some soulful jazz with a spectacular lineup. The Jazz Vespers is held Saturday, May 19th at 5:30pm. at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring. More...

Major New American Cancer Society Study Looks to Putnam County for Participants

Cancer prevention study gives residents chance to have direct impact on cancer

The American Cancer Society is looking to Hudson Valley residents to play a direct role in improving the lives of future generations by participating in an historic study. More...

Putnam Valley Farmers Market to Begin on Wednesdays from mid-June

Putnam Valley Residents Coalition will host a weekly Farmers Market, every Wednesday from June 13 to September 26, except for July 4. The location is at Historic,Tompkins Corners Methodist Church, 729 Peekskill Hollow Road., from 3pm until dusk. More...

Free Skin Cancer Detection Awareness Program Co- Sponsored by Putnam Hospital Center and American Cancer Society

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. 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, June 9th, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Sprinkler Fitters Recruit Apprentices

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sprinkler Fitters, Local 669 (Hudson Valley), will conduct recruitment from May 12 through October 20 for five apprentices, State Labor Commissioner M. Patricia Smith announced today. More...

County's Friendship Centers Extend Invitation to All Seniors

May is Older Americans Month and during this celebration, the Putnam County Office for the Aging Friendship / Nutrition Centers extend an invitation to all seniors to come and visit and see what they have to offer! More...

Computer Classes for Seniors Now Taking Registration

Putnam County Office for Aging SeniorNet® Learning Centers will hold open registration for computer classes to be held July - December, 2007. More...

Putnam County Domestic Violence Awareness Walk Planned for Cold Spring

People Against Domestic Violence (PADV) will be sponsoring a 5-Mile Awareness Walk on Saturday, June 2 in the Village of Cold Spring. The event will begin at 12 noon on the lawn of St. Mary's Church on the corner of Route 9D and Main Street. More...

Valhalla Man Arrested for DWI in Putnam Valley

On May 4, 2007, at 1:30am, Putnam County Deputy Sheriff Luigi Osso was patrolling in Putnam Valley when he spotted the operator of a 1993 Toyota Corolla lock-up its brakes at the intersection of Oscawana Lake Road and Peekskill Hollow Road. More...

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement to Host Sacred Meal

On Sunday, May 20, 2007, a sacred meal inspired by biblical text will be served at Graymoor with special guest, Anthony F. Chiffolo, co-author of Cooking with the Bible. More...

Highland Garden Club to Meet

The Highland Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, May 23 at the Julia Butterfield Library at 1pm. Ted Winder will discuss how to shop knowledgeably for vegetables. Hostesses are Cecile Blesky and Susanne Von Theisenhausen. More...

Putnam County Propane Company Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign with Pink Trucks

Real men drive pink trucks. More...

Thousands of Children and Parents Attend Kids' Day at Putnam Hospital Center

Thousands of area children and their parents came out to enjoy the recent Second Annual Kids' Day at Putnam Hospital Center, which featured health and safety exhibits and demonstrations interspersed with kids' crafts, games and children's vendors. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer this Thursday

On Thursday, May 17 the Chamber of Commerce will meet, with the theme of "Explore the Secrets of the Hudson Highlands: Putnam Valley" at Hanlon's Steakhouse 151 Bryant Pond Road (just off Taconic exit) Putnam Valley, at 6pm, Networking and Cash ba More...

"Evening Star Party" Returns to Leonard Wagner Park

The Putnam Valley Parks and Recreation Department's Sunset Series have announced that - weather permitting - they plan to hold another free "Evening Star Party" on Saturday evening, May 19. More...

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Celebrates Armed Forces Day and Community Day This Saturday

Filled with music, art, family fun, and trips back in time, Community Day at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site will commemorate and honor the American military- past and present- and also offer f More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Brings Health Fair to Cold Spring

Hudson Valley Hospital Center laboratory staff performed free cholesterol/blood sugar screenings at the health fair at The Medical Center at Cold Spring this past Saturday. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

On Thursday, June 7th, 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...

Register now to "Celebrate Life" on National Cancer Survivor's Day

Support Connection Inc., a Yorktown-based not-for-profit organization offering free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, will commemorate National Cancer Survivors Day® by hosting "Celebrate Life Day" More...

Sixth Annual Hudson Valley Autism Walk and Awareness Fair a Grand Success

The sixth Annual Hudson Valley Autism Walk and Awareness Fair, held on Sunday, April 29, 2007, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, raised more than $125,000, with more than 3,700 participants on hand to support the event. More...

Talk of the Town

We're starting that dangerous time of year this month - the time when children begin to dream about summer vacation and stop paying attention when they are walking on the street. More...

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