March 5, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Largest Hospital Expansion Between NYC and Albany is on Schedule

Construction at Hudson Valley Hospital Center is right on schedule, and by mid-April, a temporary main entrance and additions to the Emergency Department will open. More...

Spring Gardening School: It's Cold, It's Raining - It Must Be Spring

Start the season off right by spending a day, Saturday March 15 - 9am to 4pm, with noted garden and natural resources professionals, Extension educators and the Master Gardener volunteers of Putnam County. More...

Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee Meets in March

The Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 10 from 7-9pm in the East Fishkill Community Library, Rt. 376, next to East Fishkill Town Hall. The public is invited. More...

PARC to Launch Region's First, Comprehensive Autism Website

Site designed for parents, providers and people living with autism

With a legacy of 54 years providing exceptional services and extensive programs which offer new and exciting initiatives to participants and family members, PARC is pleased to announce to development and launch of the region's first, comprehensive More...

Series of Trail Workshops Offered by NY-NJ Trail Conference at Fahnestock

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is holding a series of workshops in Fahnestock State Park this April. Each course entails some classroom instruction followed by practical field experience. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

On Thursday, March 27, from 7 to 9pm, the Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center will offer a free Breastfeeding Class at the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement to Host Retreat for Sponsors in 12-Step Programs

A psychologist and a psychiatrist who serve clients at St. More...

Megillat Esther Reading at Temple Beth-El

A Purim celebration will begin at 7pm on March 20 with a Ma'ariv & Megillah reading, costume parade and more at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. The theme for this year's Purim celebration is the circus. More...

Little Stony Point Citizens' Association Hosts Maple Syrup Day

Did you know that it takes 40 gallons of sap from the Sugar Maple tree to make just one gallon of maple syrup? Did you know that syrup makers often wait until male Red-winged Blackbirds return to the area before they begin tapping trees? More...

One Million Dreams Sets the Pace for a Healthier Smoke Free New York

Statewide Tobacco Use Prevention Partners Plan March 18 Legislative Information Day

The pace to a healthier New York has been set: one million fewer smokers in New York State by the year 2010. More...

Separating, Divorced, Unmarried Parent Education Program in Putnam

The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) has announced the next dates for its parenting education program, "Parents Apart: Helping Children Cope with Separation and Divorce." The program is designed for parents who are involved in divorce, separation, o More...

Mental Health Association Recruits for Children's Advocates

Recruitment is now taking place for citizen-volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care in Dutchess County. More...

Hudson Valley Support for Families With Bipolar Children

The Mental Health Association in Dutchess County is pleased to announce the Hudson Valley Support for Families with Bipolar Children Support Group now meeting at the Mental Health Association office, 253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, on the third S More...

Coin Collectors to Meet

The Croton River Numismatic Society of Carmel, New York (a coin club) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday. March 18, 2008 in the Guideposts cafeteria, 39 Seminary Hill Road in Carmel at 7:30pm. More...

Think Spring - Home Improvement Grants Available Through Putnam County Housing Corporation

The Putnam County Housing Corporation (PCHC) has grant funds available from the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation to administer the Putnam Home Improvement Program for Putnam County residents. More...

Donna Falco and Brian Smith to Wed

Donna Lynn Falco, formerly of Cold Spring, and Brian George Smith have the great pleasure of announcing their upcoming marriage. The future bride and groom reside in LaGrangeville, New York. More...

4 For A Cause Wine Dinner Features 4 Prominent Local Chefs Supporting American Red Cross

Iron Chef Peter X. Kelly Serves As MC; Proceeds Help Red Cross Mission

4 For a Cause Wine Dinner, the first wine dinner hosted by the American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) - West Point, will feature the unique culinary talents of four local prominent chefs whose cuisine are enjoyed by many throughout the H More...

4-H Junior Vet Science Program Through Cornell Coop Extension

Putnam County is not an agricultural community, but the many youth in Putnam County have shown an immense and overwhelming interest in exploring animal & veterinary sciences. More...

DEC Invites Property Owners to Help Control Goose Populations

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today released information to help property owners prevent or reduce problems with Canada geese, which are becoming more widespread every year. More...

HV Food & Wine Experience to Benefit Putnam/Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center

On Wednesday, April 165, 2008, The 10th Annual Hudson Valley Food & Wine Experience will benefit the Putnam/ Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center. More...

Last Chance - It's Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot

The Putnam County Department of Health has received reports of laboratory confirmed cases of flu among Putnam County residents. More...

Volunteer Tax Return Preparation Through the IRS

Are you puzzled by the tax law and which credits and deductions you can take? If so, then why not look into the free, IRS-sponsored, volunteer tax return preparation services? More...

IRS Toll-Free Help is Available

Free tax help from the IRS is just a phone call away. The IRS provides various services through its toll-free telephone numbers. Some of these services are available 24 hours a day. - Ask questions about your tax return. More...

Book Signing at St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Franciscan Friars of the Atonement

Nora Sharkey Murphy, author of Youth Guide to St. Patrick's Cathedral will sign copies of her book after Sunday Mass

In celebration of St. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Offer One-Day Prepared Childbirth Class

The Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center has scheduled its next one-day prepared childbirth class for Saturday, April 5, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

All Sport to Host Dinner Dance to benefit The American Cancer Society

Help All Sport in Fishkill raise money for the American Cancer Society by coming to the second annual dinner dance, dine, dance, dream on Saturday, March 15 at 6:30pm The event will be held at the newly renovated Dutchess Manor Restaurant on Route More...

Cajun & Zydeco Dance at St. Philip's Supports the New Orleans Project

St. Philip's Church will be holding a Cajun & Zydeco Dance at the Parish House on Saturday, March 15, beginning at 7pm. Tickets for the dance are $25 per person. Proceeds will go to support the St. More...

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Early detection is one of the most important strategies in the battle against cancer. More...

Dine Out For Parkinson's on First Night of Restaurant Weeks

Cathryn's Tuscan Grill is among a dozen regional restaurants participating in program for Parkinson's

Diners wishing to do good while enjoying a sumptuous meal can "dine out for Parkinson's" on Sunday, March 9, the first night of Hudson Valley Restaurant Weeks (Sunday, March 9). More...

17th Annual Secretary's Week Anemone Sale Benefits Mental Health Association

MHA Dutchess County is conducting its 17th annual Secretary's Week Anemone Sale. Orders, at $10 per bouquet, may be placed with Kathleen at 473-2500 x 1305 until April 14. More...

Empire State's Housing Market Slows in January

Sales of existing single-family homes decreased in January by more than 25 percent compared to December 2007, while the median sales price increased by nearly 6 percent from the previous month, according to preliminary singlefamily sales data accum More...

Putnam County Housing Corporation's First Home Club Series to Begin

The Putnam County Housing Corporation (PCHC) will begin a five-part Homebuyers Seminar, April through May at 7pm in the Community Room at 10 Gleneida Court.. The Seminar will be held every week for five weeks through April and May. More...

False Rape Complaint Results in Katonah Woman's Arrest

Charges dropped against Putnam Valley Man

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Westchester County woman on criminal charges after it was determined that the rape complaint she lodged with the Sheriff's Office was false. On February 11, 2008, 19- year-old Bonnie I. More...

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