February 13, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

William Sayegh to Host Corporate Breakfast Event to Build Awareness for Walk For MS

Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disease that affects thousands of individuals and their families throughout the Hudson Valley, including many friends and neighbors in Putnam County. More...

From Science to Wildlife, BOCES Day Camps Captivate Young Adventurers

It may be the middle of winter, but it's not too early for children to sign up for one of five summer day camps offered at Madden, the 120-acre outdoor and environmental center located in Kent Cliffs, NY, and operated by Putnam/Northern Westchester More...

IRS Offers New Online Help Tools for 2008 Tax Filers

Things have gotten easier for taxpayers who need help preparing their federal returns this year. The IRS has enhanced both Publication 17 and Where's My Refund?, two key electronic tools available on IRS.gov, the official Web site of the IRS. More...

March Is Red Cross Month

Safety and preparedness classes in Putnam offered by the American Red Cross in Greater New York

The designation of March as Red Cross Month originally began more than 60 years ago to help the American Red Cross gain exposure and celebrate its successes in serving communities across the country. More...

Missing Your Form W-2? Advice From the IRS

Did you get your W-2? These documents are essential to filling out most individual tax returns. You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from each of your employers each year. More...

11th Great Backyard Bird Count: Count and Be Counted This Weekend Putnam Highlands

Audubon invites volunteers to count local birds

Putnam Highlands Audubon Society (PHAS) cordially invites you to join the tens of thousands of North American birdwatchers in this important citizen-science event, the GBBC, hosted by National Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornitholo More...

PARC Extends Fund Raising Educational Supplies Sale

Children with Autism and special needs to benefit

The holiday shopping and giving season might be over, but at Educational Warehouse, the sales and donations are just getting started. Educational Warehouse is on a mission to benefit children with autism and special needs. More...

Putnam County Seedling Orders Due March 26

Spring will be here sooner than you think and with that, comes sprucing up the yard, and making decisions about plant materials for your property. More...

Arbor Day Foundation Offers 10 Free Trees for Those Who Join in February

Now's the time to start thinking about the spring planting season, and the Arbor Day Foundation is offering an ideal way for everyone to plant trees, when the weather warms. More...

Save the Date for Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Hike-A-Thon

Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts should circle Saturday, May 17 on their calendar and make plans to attend the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Hike-A-Thon 2008. More...

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening Coming to Putnam Valley Library

Residents living in and around the Putnam Valley, community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening Radiology will be at the Putnam Valley Free Library on February 26, 2008. More...

Putnam Valley Woman Charged With Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley woman for driving while impaired by drugs. More...

Chamber Corner: Image Matters

Some recently asked, "Why should someone join the Chamber?" Well, there are plenty of tangible reasons like website listings, Area Guide listings, sponsorship opportunities, member-to-member support, discounts, and so on. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Receive $750,000 to Develop New Cancer Center

Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Approved

Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) in Carmel will benefit from a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant through the New York State Office for Small Cities (OFSC). More...

Build Your Lawn Business with Turf Love: Cornell Cooperative Workshops

There will be two special roundtable workshops, sponsored by Cornell University's Cooperative Extension, for those professionals interested in the turf (lawn) industry Last year, the first group of homeowners in Putnam County participated in Turf More...

Hudson Valley Tourism Invites You to Heat Up the Winter

Don't hibernate this winter! The Hudson Valley is hot with so much activity, you won't have time to be cold. What could be more warming than hot chocolate? More...

Stony Kill Farm Offers Outdoor Programs for March

March over to Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center this month to explore the trails, learn about trees, listen to stories and enjoy the outdoors. Call (845) 831-8780 ext 300 for more information. More...

Defensive Driving Course at Desmond-Fish Library

On Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9:30am to 3:30pm Digital Defensive Driving will present a driver safety course at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison. The library is located at 472 Route 403, at the intersection of routes 9D and 403. More...

Dutchess County Parents of Multiples Host Bi-Annual Spring Tag Sale

On March 8, 2008 the Dutchess County Parents of Multiples will host one of their twiceyearly tag sales. The sale will take place from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church, in Wappingers, at 2568 South Avenue. More...

Fourth Annual Temple Beth- El Kiddush Cup Tennis and Scrabble Tournament

Sign up now for the Fourth Annual Kiddush Cup Temple Tennis and Scrabble Tournament featuring Vassar vs. Beth- El on Saturday, February 23, 2008, from 7pm to Midnight at Cross Court Tennis Club, 204 New Hackensack Road, Wappingers Falls 297-4086. More...

Yoga Program in Putnam for Women with Cancer

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for-profit organization offering free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, will be offering the following free program for women with cancer. More...

5-Year-Old Donates Her Hair for Locks of Love

Shana Hager, 5, of Wallkill, NY, daughter of Rene Hager, granddaughter of Marie and George ("Pop Pop") Tompkins of Cold Spring and Great- Granddaughter of Nancy Tompkins donated her hair on Saturday, February 9,2008 to Locks of Love. More...

Governor Spitzer Unveils New York Giants Super Bowl XLII Champions License Plate

New commemorative license plate celebrating super bowl victory available to the public

Governor Eliot Spitzer has announced the availability of the New York Giants Super Bowl XLII Champions custom license plate for fans throughout the State. More...

Town Meeting at Temple Beth- EL

On Thursday, February 28 there will be a Town Meeting with Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger at 7:30pm at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. The topic is Current Controversies in the Conservative Movement. More...

Red Cross Seeks Help in Replenishing Regional Blood Supply

The American Red Cross, Blood Services New York-Penn Region is seeking current and new blood donors to help replenish its blood inventory to a five-to-seven-day level. More...

Presentation on Butterflies and Moths at Next Highland Garden Club Meeting

The Highland Garden Club will meet next on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 1pm at The Butterfield Library. The guest speaker will be Anne Swain, from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society, who will speak about butterflies and moths. More...

Talk of the Town

Valentines Day is tomorrow! Don't forget to remind that special someone how much you care. It can be extravagant or simple, the important this is to remember. More...

New 'At Your Request' Food Service Plan at Hudson Valley Hospital

At first blush, the new At Your Request food service plan at Hudson Valley Hospital Center (HVHC) sounds more like hotel room service than a patient meal plan. More...

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