December 5, 2007 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Putnam County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council Meeting Slated

The next meeting of the Putnam County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council has been scheduled for December 14, 2007 commencing at 10am in Classroom #1 at the Putnam County Training & Operations Center, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel. More...

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorates Pearl Harbor Day

If you were alive on December 7, 1942, you no doubt recall where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news that continues to "live in infamy. More...

Volunteer Training for Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam is looking for volunteers to help them provide a truly exceptional level of care to patients on their program and their families. More...

Pets Make Healthy Companions for Seniors

Consider a gift for seniors that studies show can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reduce bone loss, improve circulation, decrease stress - even help them live longer. But you won't find this present in a pill bottle. More...

Winter Travel Safety on Bridges Urged

With the coming forecasts of freezing rain and snow, the state Bridge Authority is reminding travelers about special conditions on bridges over the Hudson River. More...

"Santa's Helpers" at Hudson Valley Hospital Make Sure Presents are Under the Tree for Needy Children Each Year

John Federspiel, President of Hudson Valley Hospital Center, doesn't look like Santa Claus. He's thin and trim and dresses in business attire, not a red suit. But this year he's assumed the part of St. Nick. More...

Corrections

In last week's article about the Cold Spring Candelight House Tour, the "Ordway House" referred to in the story is commonly known as the Wood House. The Wood family had owned the home for 4 generations since 1890. More...

The House We Live In Screens at Fourth Unitarian as Part of Race Relations Series

The Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester will be hosting a film and discussion series called We Need to Talk; Film and Discussion Series on Race and Race Relations. More...

Community Groups are Seeking Tax Volunteers

Area Community groups are seeking new volunteers to provide free tax assistance to some of our "seasoned" taxpayers, people with disabilities, non- English speaking and other taxpayers who cannot afford professional tax preparation assistance. More...

North Highlands Fire Department Santa to Visit Community December 16

North Highlands Engine Co.# 1 Santa will be on his Big Red Sled and will visit the community on Sunday, December 16, 2007, with gifts for the children and holiday good wishes for all. The schedule below is the route that Santa will follow. More...

Multiple Charges Filed Against Poughkeepsie Teen for Cold Spring Store Theft

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith has reported the arrest of a 17-year-old Poughkeepsie youth following an investigation into the theft of alcoholic beverages from a Cold Spring grocery store. More...

Evergreen or Conifer?

They're so much more noticeable now - those lovely, dark-green, often triangular trees that smell so nice. What do we call them? Evergreens? Conifers? More...

New York Housing Market Rebounds in October

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York state in October rebounded from the sluggish numbers posted in September, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS ®. More...

Alzheimer's Disease Screening Available at the Putnam County Office for the Aging

Alzheimer's Disease is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 5.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with this fatal disease. Every 72 seconds, someone In American develops Alzheimer's. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary Raises Over $24,000 at 2nd Annual Kids' Day

At the Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) Auxiliary's recent Annual Meeting and Luncheon, PHC Auxiliary President Peg Lindblom presented PHC Foundation Executive Director Jeffrey D. More...

Putnam AIDS Related Community Services Held Memorial Service for World Aids Day

Saturday, December 1, 2007 was World AIDS Day, a day set aside to increase awareness of the magnitude of the HIV/ AIDS epidemic globally as well as in the United States. More...

Reporting Miscellaneous Income: Advice From the IRS

While most people are aware they must include wages, salaries, interest, dividends, tips and commissions as income on their tax returns, many don't realize that they must also report most other income, such as:cash earned from side jobs, barter exc More...

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jefferson Valley Mall Starts 19th Annual Tree of Life Fundraiser

On Friday, November 16, a sizeable crowd gathered at the Jefferson Valley Mall for Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam's 19th Annual Tree of Life tree lighting ceremony. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Will Offer Free Pets and the Newborn Class in December

On Saturday, December 15, beginning at 10:30am, Putnam Hospital Center's maternity department will offer a Pets and the Newborn Class in its Birthing Center, located at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Advent Labyrinth Walk Rescheduled for This Friday in Cold Spring

The Advent Labyrinth Walk at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown originally scheduled for Sunday, December 2 was postponed due to Sunday's inclement weather. More...

Christmas Tree Safety Suggestions from Garrison Volunteer Fire Company Chief Kyle Irish

The Garrison Volunteer Fire Company would like to remind you that fire never takes a holiday. More...

Global Warming Forum with DEC Commissioner Grannis to Air on Local Cable TV Channels

The public forum on Global Warming with New York State DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis will be aired on Cablevision television during the month of December. More...

Four Farms Cooperate to Assure the Annual Living Nativity's Success

The Philipstown and Putnam Valley community is invited to come, enjoy, sing and commune with the animals at 4pm on Sunday, December 16. More...

Weekly Talmud Classes at Temple Beth-El Poughkeepsie

Join Rabbi Neal Loevinger for his weekly Talmud class at Noon on Tuesdays, December 11 and 18. The focus is on Mishnah Brachot, the earliest Talmud on Jewish prayer, and its later commentaries. More...

Talk of the Town

Have you been to Main Street in Cold Spring recently? Its all decked out for the holidays - ready to receive Santa this upcoming Friday evening. (6pm). More...

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