February 6, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Eclipse Party at Wagner Park on February 20

The Putnam Valley Parks and Recreation Department Sunset Series have announced that - weather permitting - they plan to hold a free "Eclipse Party" on Wednesday evening, February 20. More...

Baby & Me Lap Time at Howland Library

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring babies, birth up to age 24 months, to Howland Public Library on 313 Main St. in Beacon for a sixweek session of the winter "Baby & Me" story and lap time program beginning Tuesday, Feb. More...

Local Officials to Discuss Their Agendas at HV Gateway Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Five local officials will outline their agendas for 2008 at the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce's next Business Council Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Crystal Bay on the Hudson, Peekskill, beginning at 7:45am. More...

Dutchess Putnam Restaurant and Tavern Sets Next Meeting

The Dutchess Putnam Restaurant & Tavern Association will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, February 19 at Greenbaum & Gilhooley's Restaurant, Rt. 9, Wappingers Falls. Network hour begins at 1pm, followed by meeting and luncheon at 2pm. More...

Greenway Awards $65,000 in 2007 Conservancy Trail Grants

Hudson Highlands Land Trust to receive $1,500

Mary Mangione, Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, Senator Steve Saland and Senator Vincent Leibell are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2007 Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program. More...

Intergenerational Event at Temple Beth-El

Join in for a joyful and spirited interactive program at Temple Beth-El on Friday February 22 from 6-6:30pm in the Temple Beth-El sanctuary at 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. More...

New York Housing Market Lands Softly in 2007

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York state in 2007 slowed as total sales continued to shrink from the alltime record set in 2005, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTO More...

Grant Enables HV Hospital to Add Exercise Equipment, Designed for the Obese, at the Wellness Club

$The Wellness Club, an affiliate of Hudson Valley Hospital Center, is adding new exercise equipment designed for the obese, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Wachovia Bank. More...

New Income Eligibility Guidelines for Energy Star Programs

Rising energy prices are putting a strain on household budgets across New York State. This pressure is especially difficult for those least able to afford it - households on fixed or moderate incomes. More...

Make a Difference in the Life of a Fresh Air Child - Before Summer

You don't have to wait until the summer to make a difference in a Fresh Air child's life. Volunteer now with The Fresh Air Fund's Putnam County area committee and ensure that summer 2008 is special for New York City children. More...

DEC Urges People to Use Caution on the Ice

Ice conditions inconsistent and weak across New York State

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today encouraged those enjoying the outdoors to use caution on frozen water bodies, especially when using vehicles. More...

Bachelors are Up for Auction at Beacon Business Association Benefit

The Beacon Business Association is hosting a Bachelor Auction Benefit. Each of the bachelors will be offering a fabulous date that will be auctioned off on Friday, February 8, 2008 at 7pm at the new Beacon High School. More...

Beacon Hebrew Alliance Throws a Beach Party

Dig out your bathing suit and find your beach ball because Beacon Hebrew Alliance is having a beach party in the middle of winter. More...

IRS Warns of New E-Mail and Telephone Scams Using the IRS Name

Advance Payment Scams Starting

The Internal Revenue Service has warned taxpayers to beware of several current e-mail and telephone scams that use the IRS name as a lure. The IRS expects such scams to continue through the end of tax return filing season and beyond. More...

Graymoor Series to Discuss Modern Spiritual Masters on Saturdays in Lent

Beginning February 16, the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison, will offer "Mini-Retreats for Busy People" on each Saturday in Lent. These mini-retreats are based on the popular series published by Orbis Books, Modern Spiritual Masters. More...

Support Connection Receives Grant for Breast Cancer Support Services

Support Connection Inc., a not-for-profit organization offering free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, recently received a $10,000 grant from The Beth C. Tortolani Foundation. More...

SeniorNet Announces Computer Registrations for Spring/Summer Classes

The Putnam County Office for Aging SeniorNet is announcing Computer Registrations for upcoming spring/summer classes. More...

Talk of the Town

We heard from one of our young readers that the Groundhog saw his shadow last week. That means that winter will be hanging around for another six weeks. We wonder what Jim Witt's calendar says about that! More...

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