October 31, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Spring Flowering Deer- Resistant Bulbs Available from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Putnam County

There is an opportunity to obtain some fabulous Spring flowering, deer-resistant bulbs for just $5 per bag. More...

Literacy Volunteers of Putnam County Host Penny Social

Literacy Volunteers of Putnam County will be sponsoring a Penny Social for Saturday, November 3 at Guideposts, located at 39 Seminary Hill Road in Carmel. The doors will open at 1pm and the drawing of tickets will begin at 2pm sharp. More...

New York Housing Market Slows Down in September

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York state in September dropped to preboom levels for the month, posting a more than 20 percent decrease in sales compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary single-family sales data ac More...

Upcoming Programs at Putnam AARP Chapter 1183

The Putnam County AARP Chapter 1183 has announced its winter program scheduling. This promises to be an exciting, intellectually stimulating year with this chapter. More...

'Twas The Night Before Christmas at Locust Grove

Each weekend in December, step back in time and re-live the romance of Christmas past at Locust Grove. More...

Mount Gulian Hosts Annual Victorian Tea

Mount Gulian Historic Site, Fishkill, holds its annual Victorian Tea on Sunday afternoon, November 4 from 2 until 4pm. Joan Pagones, a long-time member of Mount Gulian and Supervisor of the Town of Fishkill, will be honored. More...

Public Invited to Watershed Conference Convened by Hudson River Watershed Alliance

The Hudson River Watershed Alliance, Mohonk Consultations, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and New York City Department of Environmental Protection are convening a full-day forum to explore the ecological and economic importance of st More...

Harvest Sale at St. Philips Church

The Friends of St. Philip's Church, Garrison, will be holding the Annual Harvest Sale from 9am-1pm on Saturday, November 17 at the Parish House on Rte 9D. Raffles, handcrafted items, gifts, baked goods, cheeses, pecans, chili and White Elephants. More...

Tools, Toys and Food of the Eastern Woodland Indians Highlighted in Putnam County Land Trust Family Program

On Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 1pm, The Putnam County Land Trust presents a fun program for families led by Dan Aitchison, a naturalist on staff of the Westchester County Department of Parks. More...

Veterans Day Weekend Events at New Windsor Cantonment and the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

The courage and sacrifice of war veterans- from the pre- Revolutionary beginnings of our nation up to the present day- will be celebrated and commemorated throughout Veterans Day weekend at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and New Windsor Ca More...

State Park Police Seeks Public's Help to Identify Deceased Woman Found in Hudson Highlands State Park

The New York State Park Police is actively seeking the public's assistance with identifying the remains of a deceased female discovered on Mt. Taurus in Hudson Highlands State Park on October 13, 2007. More...

Putnam Residents Urged to be Aware of Scam Traveling Through County

Putnam County Clerk Dennis Sant is urging all Putnam County residents to be very aware of a company entitled "New York Retrieval, Inc." The company has recently mailed letters to Putnam County residents informing them that for a fee of $59.50, the More...

Deceptive Business Deal Leads to Arrest of Putnam Valley Man on Grand Larceny Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on Grand Larceny charges. More...

Cold Spring Police Department Activity Report for October 15-28

The Village of Cold Spring Police Department reports the following activity for the last two weeks of October: On October 16 at 8:20am, Cold Spring Police Officer Gregory Walz responded, along with the Cold Spring Fire Company to a residence on Gr More...

November Designated as 30- day Period for Requests for Inclusion in County Agricultural District

The Putnam County Legislature has designated the month of November as the time period when landowners may file a request for inclusion of land in the Putnam County Agricultural District. More...

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam Offers Holiday Coping Workshops

People often feel overwhelmed with grief following the loss of a loved one, and with the holiday season fast approaching, many people will reflect on good times they have spent with family and friends during past holidays and look forward to reunio More...

First Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards of the Mid-Hudson Valley

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mid Hudson Valley Chapter will hold its inaugural 2007 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, presented by Health Quest, on November 15 at Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor. More...

Shooting at Putnam Lake Residence

The New York State Police in Brewster, New York report that in the early morning hours of Monday, October 22, 2007 a 32-year-old Brewster, resident was shot and killed outside a residence located in Putnam Lake, Putnam County. More...

Veterans Honored in Ceremony at St. Mary's, Cold Spring

There will be a brief ceremony on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 11am at the Veterans Memorial, located on the lawn of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Cold Spring. This year our calendars show Veterans Day on Monday as a Federal Holiday. More...

Gifts for Oft-Neglected Adolescents at Holiday Time

Once again the Putnam County Children's Committee has come to the Community Action Program's (CAP's) assistance by giving them a generous $750 donation to be used for Holiday and Christmas gifts for Putnam County's adolescents. More...

Making a Difference is an Afternoon Adventure

The children of Philipstown are quickly learning that even though they are young, they are not too young to make a difference. More...

Chapel Of Our Lady Restoration Breaks Ground for Chancery

Mayor Anthony Phillips and Board President Gail Greet Hannah (center) turned the first spade for the Chapel of Our Lady Restoration's new Chancery building. More...

Creating a Healthy Environment for Children Program at East Fishkill Library

Please come to the East Fishkill Community Library on Monday November 5, 2007 at 10:30am for a free educational seminar, Creating A Healthy Environment For Children. More...

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement to Celebrate All Souls Day

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will observe All Souls Day, also known as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, with masses on Friday, November 2, at 11:30am in St. Pius X Chapel and 8pm in Pilgrim Hall. More...

St. Mary's Invites Community to Service of Remembrance on Nov. 4

Those recognized to include Robert Parrott as 130th anniversary of his death nears

The Episcopal Church of St. Mary-in-the-Highlands invites members of the community to its sixth ecumenical Service of Remembrance, commemorating deceased friends and relatives, on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5pm. More...

Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic Sponsored by Health Department

The Putnam County Department of Health is sponsoring a free rabies vaccination clinic at the Brook Farm Veterinary Center located on Routes 22 and 164 in Patterson, New York on Saturday, November 10, 2007 from 12- 2pm. More...

Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Unit Arrests Two On Drug Trafficking Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of two people suspected of distributing cocaine throughout the Towns of Patterson, Kent and Southeast. More...

Medicare Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 15, 2007

Medicare's Open Enrollment starts November 15, 2007. Now is the time to evaluate your current plan ... has it met your needs this year? More...

Kent Resident Charged With Theft From Local Supermarket

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Town of Kent man following a report of a theft and possible assault at the Hannaford Supermarket in the hamlet of Carmel. More...

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