January 9, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

February Festivities at Stony Kill Farm

Celebrate leap year by leaping over to Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center for a great line-up of exciting outdoor programs! Call (845) 831-8780 for more information. No need to pre-register and all programs are free. More...

Winter Walks and Talks at Stony Kill Farm

Life is all around us in the Winter. Can you find signs of animals activity? Come over to Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center where we'll explore the winter fields and forests. Call us at (845) 831- 8780 for more information. More...

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

The holiday season may be over but the inclement weather conditions associated with winter will remain with us for quite some time. More...

Defensive Driving Workshop at Howland Library

There will be a 6-hour defensive driving workshop on Saturday, January 26, 2008, from 10am- 4pm in the Community Room at the Howland Public Library in Beacon. More...

It's a Girl: Victoria Mejias is Putnam Hospital Center's First Baby of the Year

Victoria Mejias of Carmel made her appearance at Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel at 2:54am on January 1, 2008, as the first baby born in Putnam County. Weighing 6 lbs. 3 oz. More...

Putnam County AARP Chapter 1183 Announces Events for 2008

-Saturday, March 8: The Kelly Oster School of Irish Dancing will do a costumed program of both soft and hard shoe Irish Dancing. This will be followed by a songfest for all of Irish songs. More...

Tu B'Shevat Seder to be Held by Beacon Hebrew Alliance

A Tu B'Shevat Seder will be held on Sunday, January 27, from 11am until 12:30pm. It is open to all who wish to attend, and people are welcome to leave a message on the synagogue phone (845-831-2012) if they would like more information. More...

Holiday Choir Concert at St. Philips is Rescheduled to This Sunday

The Holiday Choir Concert at St. Philip's Church in Garrison that was snowed out on December 16 will take place this Sunday, January 13 at 10:30am. The St. More...

Program on Retirement Finances at East Fishkill Library

Come to the East Fishkill Community Library on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 2pm in the Alley Room for the presentation of Prepare to Live: Retirement Isn't What it Used to Be. More...

Tu B'Shevat Service at Temple Beth El

On Tuesday, January 22, 2008 7pm there will be a special Minyan for Tu B'Shevat at 7:30pm. The Mishnah teaches that Tu B'Shevat is the new year for the trees. More...

Suspicious Car Investigation Leads to Sexual Misconduct Arrest in Cold Spring

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a 19-year-old Philipstown man on sexual misconduct and child endangerment charges. More...

Talk of the Town

Don't put away those mittens just yet! Though it may feel like Spring, Father Winter surely has some more cold weather in store for us before he's done. After all, its only the second week in January. More...

Sponsorship Opportunities and Membership Drive Announced for 2008

One of the biggest advantages of being a Chamber member is the opportunity to support fellow members. More...

Census Bureau to Survey Nation's Spending Habits

In January 2008, U.S. Census Bureau field representatives will collect information about how much Americans spend for groceries, clothing, transportation, housing, health care and other items from a sample of households across the country. More...

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Painters Tavern Series Presents: Reptile Conservation in New York

Join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Thursday, January 17, at 7:30pm at Painter's Tavern, 266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, for an Evening Speakers Series: Reptile Conservation in New York. More...

Dutchess County Parents of Multiples Meets

Both expectant and current parents of multiples are welcome to join DCPOMs. Parents are invited to attend a meeting free before joining, to see if the club is right for them. More...

January Support Groups for Women with Cancer

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. More...

New York State Correction Officer Examination Scheduled for April 12, 2008

A statewide competitive Civil Service exam for the position of correction officer trainee will be held on April 12, 2008. There are no minimum requirements for taking this written examination. More...

A New Year's Resolution: Become A Volunteer for the American Red Cross

Looking for a resolution for the New Year that is easy to keep? Consider dedicating some time to support fellow New Yorkers affected by disasters. More...

Culinary Grad to Lead Free Diabetes Workshops in Peekskill

The health care team at Hudson River HealthCare is offering a workshop series designed to help those living with diabetes, or caring for someone living with diabetes, to live a healthy life and feel great. More...

Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam Offers Free Bereavement Support Groups

People often feel overwhelmed with grief following the loss of a loved one. More...

Pointers on Financing and Business Plans at Breakfast Meeting Hosted by HV Gateway Chamber of Commerce

Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a program conducted by Bob D'Agostino, assistant district director of the Service Corps of Retired Executives SCORE), on "Take Your Business to the Next Level: More...

'Easy Pickins' from Audubon Appreciated by Winter- Challenged Friends

The birds (and Putnam Highlands Audubon) are full of gratitude for everyone who purchased a good stash of birdseed this fall. More...

New Nutrition Presentation Aims at Combating Growth of Childhood Obesity In Westchester And Putnam Counties

In the coming weeks and months, Cathy Cohen will pack her knapsack with 25 carrots, 12 stalks of broccoli, 50 peas, bowl of cereal, a scoop of ice cream, an apple, bread sticks, spoonful of peanut butter, slice of cheese, glass of milk and orange More...

Temple Beth El Hosts Town Meetings with "Rabbi Neal"

Town Meetings addressing a variety of topics, hosted by Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger, will take place on Thursday January 24 & Thursday February 7th at Temple Beth El, Poughkeepsie. More...

Special Holiday Program Was Held in Memory of Allen Pike

In December, The Putnam County Office for the Aging, The Retired Seniors' Volunteer Program, the Friends of the Senior Citizens of Putnam County, The William Koehler Center SeniorNet, and the Retired Teachers' Association of Putnam County, co-spons More...

Weekly Poll

County legislators reviewed the Butterfield project and a senior center in a historic meeting last week. Where should the senior center be?
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