September 26, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Knitting Group Continues at East Fishkill Library

Please join us at the East Fishkill Community Library on Wednesdays from 4:30 -5:30pm for a time of knitting. Local knitting teacher Theresa Kirby will lead this weekly group. More...

AD/HD Information Group Discusses Discipline Pitfalls

CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity will hold its next meeting on Tuesday October 2 at the Four Winds Hospital Conference Center, Route 35, Katonah, NY. They meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month. More...

Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee to Meet

The Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, October 1at 7-9pm in the East Fishkill Community Library, Rt. 376, next to East Fishkill Town Hall. The public is invited. More...

Speeding Violation Leads to Driving While Intoxicated Charge

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department reports the arrest of a 53-year-old Town of Putnam Valley man after he was stopped for speeding on Sprout Brook Rd. in the Town of Philipstown. More...

DEC Reminds Hunters of Deer Management Permit Application Deadline Approaching

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded hunters that the deadline for applying for Deer Management Permits (DMPs) is fast approaching. More...

Hudson Valley Make-A-Wish Foundation Hosts 'Walk For Wishes' Benefit to Help Area Children

The Make-A-Wish Foundation ® of the Hudson Valley is seeking both walkers and sponsors to participate in its second annual 'Walk For Wishes.' The walk-a-thon will be held on Sunday, October 14 at Playland in Rye, NY. More...

Mental Health Association in Dutchess County Announces Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

The Mental Health Association in Dutchess County, 253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, is now accepting registrations for their 5-week course, "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction", beginning October 6 to November 3, 2007 on Saturday mornings from 9:30 More...

Moms and Babies Group at Reed Memorial Library

Carmel's Reed Memorial Library presents"Moms and Babies. "Come sing, play and meet new moms! Sessions begin on October first, and meet on Mondays, from 10:30- 11:15am. No sign up is necessary and there is no fee. More...

New York Housing Market Posts Solid August

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York state in August were up 8 percent compared to July, surpassing the 10,000-sale mark, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS ® More...

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary to Host Holiday Craft Fair

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 1080 of Mahopac will hold a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 24, 2007 from 9am to 4pm at 333 Buckshollow Road, Mahopac. Set up time begins at 7am. There are no stairs. More...

Mahopac Falls VFD Ladies Auxiliary Hosts Penny Social

Mahopac Falls VFD Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Penny Social on October 5, 2007. Doors open at 6pm, and there are no stairs. The Social will take place at the main station, located at Route 6N and Luccaro Lane. More...

Mahopac Drug Trafficking Investigation Lead to Four Arrests by Sheriff's Deputies

Four individuals suspected to be involved in the street-level sales of drugs in the Mahopac area of the Town of Camel have been arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. The arrests were a result of an extensive three-month investigation. More...

Family Fungus Walk Free Program at Leonard Wagner Park

What are Witch's Butter, Stinky Squid, Destroying Angels, Fairy Steps and Hens of the woods? These are some of the fantastic fungi growing in the woods around us. More...

Putnam Independent Living Services Receives New State Funding Allocation

Aggressively advocating for the needs of special education students will be the first order of business for a Carmel-based disability advocacy organization this fall with the help of an annual $272,000 state Senate funding allocation. More...

Town of Carmel Sponsors Roadside Litter Clean-Campaign

On Saturday, October 13, the Town of Carmel Highway Department will be making special runs to collect bagged litter from town roads. They ask that you choose a sectin of road for cleanup and gather your friends and neighbors. More...

Putnam Valley's Adult/ Family Sand Volleyball Program A Success

Putnam Valley's Town Park was really filled with excitement Saturday night, with the success of the Adult/Family Sand Volleyball program and this season's finale. Visualize a meadow of families, scurrying around, everyone every busy having fun. More...

General Presbyter of Hudson River to Preach in Cold Spring on Sunday

This Sunday, September 30, the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown will host the Rev. Susan Andrews as guest preacher. More...

Hudson Valley Orienteering Instruction and Competition Scheduled

There will be orienteering instruction and competition on October 13 2007, at Sebago Beach in Harriman State Park in Orange County. The Hudson Valley Orienteering Club is offering free beginner instruction starting at 10:45am. More...

A Survivor's Tale Talk and Discussion at Desmond Fish

Philipstown's Henry Stern will describe his escape from Nazi Germany

Henry Stern, a survivor of Nazi Germany, will describe the effects of growing up in Germany during the turbulent time of the Nazi regime, and escaping to England in 1939, one week before the start of World War II. More...

Club Fit Offers a Number of Free Community Events in November

Club Fit Jefferson Valley is pleased to offer the following one-of-a-kind events during the month of November. More...

Not too Late to Join Strides Against Breast Cancer

The area's Largest Breast Cancer Awareness Event; American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk is October 21. More...

New York State Police Secure Large Amount of Marijuana Being Cultivated at Bog Brook

The New York State Police in Brewster N.Y., assisted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police and the New York State Forest Rangers secured a large amount of marijuana from State land know as the Bog Brook Unique Area. More...

Sleep Disorders Seminar at Putnam Hospital Center

"The Difference Between Night and Day" and how it affects your health will be explored in a free seminar at Putnam Hospital Center on Tuesday, October 16. 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, October 20th, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Fifth Annual Glynwood Harvest Awards Honor Creativity and Leadership in Sustainable Food Movement

Ceremony honors winners from across the country with a local harvest luncheon

Glynwood Center, the notfor profit organization whose mission to support community stewardship is advanced through educational and community based agricultural initiatives, will honor the winners of its 2007 Harvest Awards with a ceremony at Beacon More...

State Comptroller Offers Financial Expertise to Local Officials

Can assist in complying with new accounting standards

State-sponsored actuarial services and guidance on how to meet new accounting requirements are now available to local governments, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced. More...

New York City Man Arrested in PV on Marijuana Possession Charge

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a New York City resident on charges of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, a violation of the New York State Penal Law. More...

Harvest Festival at Stony Kill Farm

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center will hold its 29th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13, from 12 to 5pm, rain or shine. More...

Central Hudson Alerts Customers of Aggressive Telemarketing Activities

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. is alerting customers of aggressive telemarketing activities for energy supply within the Mid-Hudson Valley. More...

Veterans of Foreign Wars Announces Scholarship For High School Students

Commander Phil Schatzle of the Cold Spring VFW Post 2362 announces the kick-off of this year's VFW " Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition." Junior and Senior High School students in the Philipstown area have the opportunity to compete in the More...

New Technology Aids in Citations and Arrests of Traffic Violators

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest(s) of two persons after an automated license plate reader alerted the deputy to outstanding registration violations of vehicles traveling along the roadways of Putnam County. More...

Retired Teachers' Association to Present Program on Underground Railroad Secret Code Quilts

The Putnam Country Retired Teachers' Association is hosting a special presentation at its meeting and luncheon by Melanie and Joe Darensod, retired Putnam County teachers and Civil War re-enactors. More...

U.S. Rep. John Hall to Bring Veterans Affairs Committee to Hudson Valley for Field Hearing

U.S. Rep. More...

Free Mental Health Screenings, Program Available on National Depression Screening Day, Oct. 11

Area residents experiencing symptoms of depression can seek help and peace of mind through free mental health screenings that will be offered at Putnam Hospital Center on Thursday, October 11th, National Depression Screening Day. More...

Fourth Unitarian Society Hosts Film Series Focusing on Racism

Starting Friday October 12, 2007, and again on the second Friday of each month, the Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester will be hosting a film series focusing on racism and issues of equatability across racial lines. More...

Putnam County Land Trust Hosts Visit to Pollinator Garden at Farrell-Ross Preserve

Visit the Pollinator Garden at Putnam County Land Trust's Glenda Farrell-Henry Ross Preserve on Milltown Road in Brewster on Sunday, September 30 at 1pm. More...

Reverend Francis Geer Celebrated for Service to St. Philips Church

On Sunday, September 23, 2007, over 200 Philipstown residents gathered at Dutchess Manor to honor the Reverend Francis H. Geer for his twenty years of service to St. Philips Church in the Highlands and to the greater Philipstown community. More...

Talk of the Town

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce's fun-filled, fabulous Fall Festival will take place this Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Music, kids stuff, great food (both to eat and to take home). More...

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