June 20, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Host Families Sought for International Exchange High School Students

International exchange high school students are coming to study in Putnam County during the 2007-08 school year. More...

American Red Cross has CPR/First Aid Classes

Emergencies from choking to bleeding to shock can occur at any time and anywhere. Thousands of New Yorkers have decided to be prepared to assist during emergencies by attending Red Cross first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes. More...

Franciscan Friars Of The Atonement Honors Longtime Employees

Catherine Nolte of Garrison and Louis Lombardo, Jr. of LaGrange will be honored on June 21 for their 20 years of service to the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor. More...

DMV Offers New Initiative For High School Students to Take Learner's Permit Test Online

The Putnam County Clerk's Office, acting as agent on behalf of the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles has announced an exciting new initiative entitled "Online Knowledge Test Application." This program allows high school students, at no cost to the More...

Reptiles as Pets Focus of NY Metro Reptile Expo

Reptiles as pets will be the focus of the NY Metro Reptile Expo at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY on Sunday, July 8, from 10am to 4pm. More...

Southeast Teen Arrested for Setting Fire to Parked Car

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a 19 year-old Southeast man for allegedly setting a fire, which caused damage to two parked cars. More...

Peekskill Schedules Three Citywide Tag Sales Over Course of Summer

Residents of this city are banding together to hold three community-wide tag sales over the course of the summer. More...

Free Tests Offered at Hudson River Healthcare on National HIV Testing Day

Participate in National HIV Testing Day at the Hudson River HealthCare center nearest to you. On Wednesday, June 27 from 10am-4pm, free, rapid HIV tests with results in 20 minutes will be offered at several HRHCare Centers. More...

Mid-Hudson Adirondack Club to Run Summer Day Hikes and Paddles in the Region

The Mid-Hudson Adirondack Club will be conducting a number of hikes in the region during this summer. Bimonthly Mid-Week Hikes will take please on the first and third Thursdays of the month. More...

Talk of the Town

This week marks the end of the 2006/07 school year for our local districts. That means that there will be many many children kicking off their summer vacation this weekend. More...

Eleanor Roosevelt Center to Sponsor Girls and Women in Action Symposium

The Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill announces its 2007 Girls and Women in Action Symposium on Friday, June 29 at the Wallace Education Center located at the FDR Home and Library in Hyde Park, NY. More...

Computer Basics Classes at Howland Public Library

The Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, is again offering their popular "Computer Basics" class. The class will be held in the Library's computer center. More...

VFW to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

On June 30, 2007 the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be celebrating their 75th Anniversary at Dutchess Manor in Beacon. Approximately 80 veterans and their wives will be attending this gala event, which will begin at 7pm. More...

Dispute Resolution Center Offers Mediation Training

The Dispute Resolution Center is offering a 40-Hour Principles of Mediation Training to help you develop valuable skills for your career and personal life. More...

Putnam Community Service Network Seeking Nominations

Isn't there some one person or organization who has taken that extra step, given support when needed, made an impact on you or someone you know? More...

Hot Weather Driving Tips

Precautions for Drivers and Their Cars

With summer's arrival on June 21, can overheated cars be far behind? "Hot weather brings unique challenges," cautioned Ray Palermo, director of public relations for Response Insurance, a national car insurer. More...

Ham Radio Operators Demonstrate Modern Capabilities

Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 23-24

Thousands of Ham Radio operators will be showing off their emergency capabilities this weekend. Over the past year, the news has been full of reports of ham radio operators providing critical communications in emergencies worldwide. More...

Free NY State Safe Boaters Course Offered at Cold Spring Fire Company

The New York State Safe Boaters Course will take place on Saturday, June 30, 2007, from 8:30am to 4:30pm at the Cold Spring Fire Company, Main Street, Cold Spring. More...

Why Many Firefighters Die

Commissioner, North Highlands Fire Department

Firefighting is a very dangerous profession. Mining ranks as the number one occupation in terms of death and serious injuries - firefighting is number two. More...

Philipstown Potpourri

"Darkly an Intrigue"

Unsure is whether the following episode on Constitution Island finds documentation in fact. The event was referred to briefly, several decades ago, in a Putnam County publication that included a thumbnail outline of Constitution Island history. More...

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