January 30, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

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Signs of Spring are popping up in this week's edition. Betty Budney is around taking orders for the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil sale. They are guaranteed to trigger spring fever! More...

Tuesday Talmud Classes at Temple Beth-El

Join Rabbi Neal Loevinger for his weekly Talmud class at Noon on Tuesdays at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. More...

Living a Wheat-Free Lifestyle Talk at Celiac Support Group

The monthly meeting of the Hudson Valley Celiac Support Group meets in Conference Room B at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8pm. More...

New Report- A-Litterer Phone-In Number to Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Using your hands-free cell phone, all drivers can now call 225-4300 to report the license plate number of the car/truck in front of them that just littered Putnam County. More...

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement to Burn Palms in Preparation for Ash Wednesday

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will burn blessed palm branches on Sunday, February 3, after the 11am Mass at Pilgrim Hall, Graymoor. More...

Graymoor to Celebrate Start of Lenten Season with Mardi Gras Pancake Supper

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will host a festive Mardi Gras Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 5, 2007 from 5:30-7pm in the Friars' Dining Room (fifth floor of the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center). More...

A Groundhog Day Celebration at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, February 2, at 10am, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: A Groundhog Day Celebration. Come to the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center to celebrate Groundhog Day. Chuckie, a live groundhog, will be there. More...

Sheriff Reports Two Traffic Arrests for Unlicensed Operation in Putnam Valley

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports several recent arrests of motorists for driving with suspended licenses throughout Putnam County. More...

Boat Reported Stolen From Mahopac Leads to Arrest of Putnam Valley Man

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on charges stemming from the reported theft of a 1987 Bayliner motorboat valued at approximately $2,500. More...

Poughkeepsie Man Charged With Driving With Suspended License

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a City of Poughkeepsie man for driving with a suspended license. More...

Lake Peekskill Woman Charged With Leaving the Scene of Accident

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Lake Peekskill woman on a charge of heaving the scene of an auto accident in which her passenger was injured. More...

Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Groups are Offered in February

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...

Canadian Gold Coins Topic of Interest at Coin Collector's Meeting

The Croton River Numismatic Society of Carmel, New York (a coin club) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday. February 19. 2008 in the Guideposts Cafeteria, 39 seminary Hill Road in Carmel at 7:30pm. More...

Program on Planning for Retirement at Desmond-Fish Library

On Thursday, February 7 at 7pm, Scott Valente will give a presentation on "Six Mistakes Retirees Often Make with Their Finances And Strategies to Help You Avoid Them" at the Desmond-Fish Library. More...

Audio-Conference on Philanthropic Fundraising at Beacon Institute

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mid Hudson Valley Chapter will hold an audio-conference on February 19, 2008, Listening to Donors: Essential Skills for the Win-Win Ask, from 12:30- 2:30pm at the Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries More...

It's Eagle-Viewing Season at Constitution Marsh

Constitution Marsh will host a number of events relating to eagles in the coming weeks. On Saturday, February 9 there will be a free eagle watch, from 9am-3pm, at Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary, More...

Kids' Easter Pageant Rehearsals Begin this Sunday at First Presbyterian

Interested in acting and the Easter story? Then join the Easter Pageant at First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown. The pageant is open to all children - from toddlers to teens. More...

It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Two new varieties available

Get those glasses of milk ready because Thin Mints and Trefoils and Samoas are headed your way with the help of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc! More...

Daffodil Campaign Has Begun at American Cancer Society

Every year, the American Cancer Society welcomes the arrival of spring with thousands of Daffodils. This magnificent flower is also their organization's Symbol of Hope... that cancer will be eliminated as a major health problem. More...

Coping With Headaches Program at East Fishkill Library

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Educational Program on Living Trusts at East Fishkill Library

Please come to the East Fishkill Community Library on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 7pm for a free informational program on Living Trusts. More...

IRS Advice on Gift Taxes

If you gave any one person gifts in 2007 that are valued at more than $12,000, you must report the total gifts to the Internal Revenue Service and may have to pay tax on the gifts. More...

State Parks Acquires Three Properties In Hudson Highlands

Lands Protect Fishkill Ridge and Connect to City of Beacon; University Settlement Included

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash, together with officials from Scenic Hudson and the City of Beacon, today announced the protection of three properties totaling over 1300 acres of land alon More...

Hartman Joins Beacon Institute as Chief Development Officer

Shirley Hartman, a respected and highly successful senior development professional, has joined the staff of The Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries as Chief Development Officer. More...

Jayne McLaughlin Named Director of New York State Parks Taconic Region

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash today announced that Jayne McLaughlin has been named director of the Taconic Region. More...

Putnam Retired Senior Volunteers Announce Tax Preparation Assistance Program

Mary White, Director of the RSVP of Putnam Program has announced that her organization is offering, via appointment, the AARP Income Tax Program for Seniors age 60 and over. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Asks Community to 'Save the Date' for Their 2008 Special Events

-Saturday, May 10- Kids' Day at PHC, Sponsored by the PHC Auxiliary, 12-4 pm, Putnam Hospital Center; free interactive health and safety exhibits and demonstrations will be interspersed with kids' crafts, More...

AHRC Sponsors Annual Bowl-a-Thon

On Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 12 noon until 4pm at Bowling Time Lanes on Route 9W in New Windsor, AHRC, a non-profit organization which assists the developmentally disabled, will hold its Bowl-athon. More...

Retired Putnam County D.A. Wright Receives Hogan Award

New York State's District Attorneys Association presented its highest honor, the Hogan Award, to retired Putnam County District Attorney Kevin Wright at the Association's annual winter banquet January 18, 2008 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan. More...

Nelsonville Man Charged With Aggravated Harassment

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Village of Nelsonville man for repeatedly harassing and threatening a local woman. Deputy Sheriff Robert Detlefs received the complaint from the woman shortly before midnight on January 21, 2008. More...

Traffic Sign Removal Leads to Arrest of Put Val Man

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department reports receiving a report from an area resident who had witnessed a male subject remove a "10 Ton Weight Limit" sign from its post alongside Canopus Hollow Road in the Town of Putnam Valley on January 13, 200 More...

Beacon Woman Arrested for Driving With Suspended License

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a City of Beacon woman for driving with a suspended license while driving on Rt. 9D. More...

Green Chimneys Honored With Agency of the Year Award from National Network for Youth

National Network for Youth is proud to honor New York's Green Chimneys with the 2008 Agency of the Year Award. More...

East Fishkill Receives $7,500 Greenway Grant

Mary C. Mangione, Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, is pleased to announce the approval of a $7,500 Greenway matching grant to the Town of East Fishkill, for an update to the Town's Hopewell Junction Hamlet Plan. More...

Mardi Gras Food and Fun Celebration to Benefit Local Lion's Club Charities

On Saturday, February 2, the Cold Spring Lions will host a Mardi Gras celebration at the Silver Spoon Restaurant in Cold Spring. More...

Free Pets and the Newborn Class at Putnam Hospital Center

On Saturday, February 16, from 11 am until noon, 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...

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, February 23, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Philipstown Rec Invites Seniors to a Valentine's Luncheon

On Wednesday, February 13, Philipstown Recreation welcomes all local seniors to a special Seniors' Valentine Luncheon, to be held at the Recreation Center in Garrison. Join them for pizza, salad, dessert & bingo. The luncheon is free of charge. More...

Dutchess Peace Coalition Meets

The Dutchess Peace Coalition meets once a month, on the first Monday, to plan antiwar and anti-recruitment activities. All those interested in peace and social justice are invited. More...

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