November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

US Dept. of Agriculture Announces 2008 Sign-up for Conservation Assistance on Forestland

State Conservationist Ron Alvarado of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that New York forestland owners have until December 14, 2007 to apply for the 2008 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). More...

Highland Garden Club Busy With Christmas Activities

Decorated wreaths to be sold on Main Street

The members of the Highlands Garden Club have been hard at work decorating locallymade natural pine Christmas wreaths to sell at the foot of Main Street on Sunday, December 1 from 11am until 4pm (or until supplies run out). More...

Parent Support Group for Children with Special Needs Starts in Cold Spring

A support group for parents for children with special needs will have its second meeting in Cold Spring on Saturday December 1 from 3:30-6pm. More...

NYSDOT Announces Opening of New Stewart Airport Access Road

All major construction complete on $55 Million project

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Astrid C. More...

Unions Support Montrose Veterans Food Bank

On Tuesday, November 20, 2007 the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body, AFL-CIO delivered thousands of dollars worth of food and grocery gift cards to the Montrose Veterans Food Bank to thank the veterans and their families for all they have Union More...

Garrison Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing Co-Worker

Putnam County Sheriff Smith has reported the arrest of a 79 year-old Garrison man accused of sexually abusing a 43 yearold co-worker. More...

Dutchess-Putnam Restaurant and Tavern Association Schedules December Meeting

The December meeting of the Dutchess-Putnam Restaurant & Tavern Association will take place on Tuesday, December 18 at 1pm at the Milanese Restaurant, 110 Main St., Poughkeepsie. More...

Holiday Open House at Stony Kill

On Thursday, December 27 Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center will hold their annual holiday open house from noon until 4pm. This event is free of charge and designed for all age groups. More...

Hudson Highlands Land Trust and Teatown Lake Reservation Welcomed More Than 350 People to Sustainability Expo

Featured speakers Chevy and Jayni Chase offered wit and wisdom on how to embrace sustainable practices

The Hudson Highlands Land Trust and Teatown Lake Reservation teamed up on Saturday, November 10 at The Garrison to present Choices for Sustainable Living: You Can Do It! More...

Highland Garden Club Hosts Christmas and Gift Exchange Party at Butterfield Library

The Highlands Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, December 4 at 12pm at the Julia Butterfield Library. They will have their annual Christmas and gift exchange party. The hostesses are Mary Manglass, Margaret Mills and Catherine Treuter. More...

Beacon Hebrew Alliance Celebrates with Chanukah Party

The Annual Chanukah Party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 11am to 1pm. It is open to all, including adults, and there is no charge. More...

Community Invited to Advent Labyrinth Walk at First Presbyterian Church

The community is invited to participate in an Advent Labyrinth Walk at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown this Sunday, December 2, 2007 from 5 to 7pm. More...

Putnam County Crisis Hotline is Available 24/7

The Putnam County Departments of Mental Health, Social Services and Youth Bureau would like to remind residents that there is a 24-hour/7 day a week Crisis Hotline in Putnam County. Are you or someone you love feeling alone, scared or in crisis? More...

Winter Programs and Walks at Stony Kill Farm

Bring a friend and your curiosity to Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center where you can explore the winter fields and forests while looking for signs of animal activity. More...

Advent Vespers at Graymoor to Reflect on the "Muslim Initiative"

The recent "Muslim Initiative," the unprecedented letter sent to Pope Benedict XVI and other Christian leaders proposing Christian-Muslim conversations focusing on "belief in one God and love of neighbor," will be the focus of Sunday Vespers during More...

PARC Brain Injury Support Group Cycle Begins Again in January

Participants are currently being interviewed for the January, 2008 Brain Injury Support Groups organized by PARC (Putnam Associated Resource Centers). Members are expected to commit to the entire 10-week cycle. More...

Choose and Cut a Christmas Tree Yourself at Local Farms

As the Christmas season quickly approaches, families and friends come together to celebrate and spread holiday cheer. Each year, some traditions continue and new ones begin. More...

Club Fit Calendar of Free Events for January

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

Temple Beth-El Hosts Film Screening and Discussion Relating to Hollywood and the Holocaust

On Sunday, December 9, 2007 at 1pm, Temple Beth-El and Upstate Films will present an exclusive film screening of Imaginary Witness - Hollywood and the Holocaust followed by a discussion at Upstate Films, Route 9, Rhinebeck. More...

Beacon Celebrates A Day for the Earth

Hudson Valley residents who want to put the brakes on global warming and its potentially catastrophic consequences can find out how to help locally on Saturday, December 8, from 2 to 4:30pm at The Tabernacle of Christ Church on Main Street in Beaco More...

AD/HD Group to Discuss Special Education Rights and Responsibilities at Next Session

CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity will hold its next meeting on Tuesday December 4 at the Four Winds Hospital Conference Center, Route 35, Katonah. They meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month. More...

County-Wide Alcohol Compliance Checks Net One Arrest

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Mahopac (NY) man after investigators observed him selling beer to a 17-year-old youth. On November 16, 2007, Investigators Vincent Martin and Nicholas DePerno Jr. More...

Hanukkah Luncheon for the Developmentally Disabled at Temple Beth-El

On Wednesday December 12 at 11:30am, Temple Beth-El, Poughkeespie, is having a Hanukkah luncheon for the developmentally disabled. More...

$1.4 Million Awarded Statewide to Battle Milfoil, Phragmites and Other Aquatic Invasive Species

Over $200,000 granted for 6 Mid-Hudson Valley projects

On November 23, 2007, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis announced that more than 30 municipalities and organizations statewide will receive a total of $1.4 million to help wipe out infestations More...

Homework Help Offered at Kent Library

On Saturdays during the school year, Kent Public Library will offer Homework Help between the hours of 10:30am and 1:30pm. Registration is not required. The Library is located at 17 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes. More...

Mid-Hudson Animal Aid Shelter Invites All to Holiday Open House

Are you ready for lots of free yummy food, festive fun, and more than 200 cats to pet and play with? Don't miss Mid Hudson Animal Aid's Annual Holiday Open House, Come by on Saturday, December 8 between noon and 4pm. More...

Talk of the Town

The Holiday season is upon us already! Cold Spring's Candlelight tour was a great way to start them off. Everyone says that this year's event was the best yet. It won't be long before Santa will be paying a visit to the neighborhood. More...

Dutchess Peace Coalition Meets

The Dutchess Peace Coalition will meet on Monday, December 3, 2007, from 7- 8:30pm. The group meets on the first Monday of each month with a focus on planning antiwar and anti-recruitment activities. More...

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service in Brewster Draws Hundreds

Hundreds of residents of all faiths from Brewster, Patterson, Carmel and beyond congregated at Temple Beth Elohim in Brewster Tuesday night for an Interfaith Ecumenical Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Brewster Clergy. More...

Veterans Organizations Seek Addresses

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion are seeking addresses of Service men and women who are active in the Armed Forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, the United States and other parts of the world, For the past four years they have been send More...

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