March 26, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Teatown Announces Annual Plant Sale & Workshops

Teatown Lake Reservation's spring tradition - its ever popular two-day plant sale - will reflect Teatown's commitment to promoting environmental sustainability in the Hudson Hills and Highlands region. More...

Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce to Hold its Next Breakfast at Cortlandt Town Hall

If you want to know what's on the drawing boards in Cortlandt, come to the next Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce Business Council Breakfast, which will take place in Cortlandt Town Hall, on Thursday, April 3, 2008, beginning at 7:45am. More...

Putnam One of 43 Counties Receiving Grants to Streamline Property Tax Administration

Promotes efficiency and cost savings for taxpayers

eovernor David A. More...

Free Will and Estate Planning Seminar to be Held at Putnam Hospital Center

Putnam Hospital Center will host a free Will and Estate Planning Seminar, open to the public, on Thursday, April 17, beginning at 7pm. More...

Cornell University Agricultural Outreach & Education Celebrates Agricultural Literacy Day

Established in 1985 as a partnership between Cornell University, the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, the NYS Education Department, and the New York Farm Bureau, New York Ag in the Classroom (NYAITC) educates youth, teachers, and consumer More...

Club Fit Calendar of Free Community Events - May

Club Fit Jefferson Valley is pleased to offer the following one-of-a-kind events during the month of May. These events are free and open to the public. Monday, May 12 - Sunday, May 18: Get Active America! More...

Graymoor to Present Weekly Book Discussion Group on Sharing Easter Faith

10 Informal Conversations Based On Doctrines & Beliefs About The Second Coming Beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2008 and continuing until June 3, 2008, the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center will sponsor a series of discussions on 'Sharing Easter Faith' ea More...

Judge Sweeny Appointed Chairman of County's Law Library

Judge John W, Sweeny, Jr., Putnam County Senior Resident Justice, has been appointed by the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York to be Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Putnam County Supreme Court Law Library. More...

Brewster Acupuncture Offering Free Treatment in Exchange for Humane Society Donations

On April 7 and 9, 2008 exchange your unwanted towels, sheets and old blankets for an opportunity to experience the deeply relaxing and healing benefits of acupuncture. More...

Spring is Here- Last Chance to Order Seedlings at the Putnam County Annual Seedling Sale

The Putnam County Annual Seedling Sale features trees, ferns, groundcovers, flowers & birdhouses, and the deadline for ordering is Wednesday, March 26, 2008. More...

Assemblywoman Galef to Host Shared Services Forum Featuring New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will host a panel discussion entitled "Breaking Down Boundaries: Sharing and Coordination between School Districts, Municipalities, and the State to Realize Tax Dollar Savings," featuring NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapo More...

Women's Work Wins Chamber Innovation in Business Award

Matthew Pergamo earns Baumgarten Scholarship

Cecelia Dinio-Durkin, owner of Women's Work in Cold Spring, was surprised by and honored with the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Innovation in Business Award at the Annual Awards Dinner held on March 20, 2008 at the Dutchess Manor in Beacon, More...

Peanut Butter on Matza: Dealing with Differences

In the midst of our busy lives, it is a pleasure to sit down, sip some coffee, and talk Jewish for a while. More...

23rd Annual Putnam County Youth Awards Take Place in April

The 16 Recipients are Announced

The Youth Board in conjunction with the Putnam County Youth Bureau will host their 23rd Annual Youth Awards Dinner at Mahopac Golf Club on Friday evening, April 11th at 7pm. More...

One Day Of Training, Lifetime Of Rewards: Become A Shelter Volunteer With Red Cross

One-Day training for Hudson Valley residents at Monticello High School on May 17

The Red Cross Reserve Institute, a comprehensive oneday training program that prepares volunteers to provide assistance at shelters opened by the American Red Cross in Greater New York (ARC/GNY) during local emergencies, will be offered for the res More...

Vernal Pool Walk with Putnam County Land Trust This Saturday

Vernal pools are unique and vulnerable kinds of wetlands that form in our nearby forests and elsewhere. They are usually ephemeral (temporary) pools that fill with snow melt and spring run-off, then dry sometime during the summer. More...

Glynwood Center Presents: The Magic & Mystique of Composting: an All-Day Workshop

This comprehensive workshop, to take place on Saturday April5, from 9am-3pm at Brook Farm Project, New Paltz. The workshop will offer advice and guidelines for starting and expanding composting operations of any scale. More...

Use of Free File Growing in 2008

The continued growth of Free File shows taxpayers are taking advantage of the program's benefits, which include free electronic return preparation and filing of tax returns, as well as quicker refunds with direct deposit. More...

Tzedakah in Action Presentation at Temple Beth- El

On Friday evening, April 4, at 8pm at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, there will be a special presentation: "Tzedakah in Action: The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project ." Laurel Rubin was a young attorney raised at Temple Bet More...

Garden Conservancy Presents Favorite Ferns Lecture

The Garden Conservancy and Rocky Hills are pleased to present the Rocky Hills Lecture Series: "My Favorite Ferns for the Northeastern Garden," with John Mickel, PhD, on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the Chappaqua Library. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Will Offer Free Pets and the Newborn Class in April

On Saturday, April 12, from 11am 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...

DEP Offers April Interpretive Wetland Walk in Putnam County

New York City Department of Environmental Protection staff will lead an exploration of the spring wetland on the Dean Pond Unit and adjacent New York City Water Supply lands in the town of Kent in Putnam County on Saturday, April 5. More...

Enjoy a Picture-Perfect Summer: Welcome a Fresh Air Child Into Your Home

You can enjoy a picture-perfect summer this year by inviting a Fresh Air child into your home! More...

CHADD's Next Meeting Looks at Special Education From Educator's Perspective

CHADD of Putnam and Vicinity will hold its next meeting on Tuesday April 1 at the Four Winds Hospital Conference Center, Route 35, Katonah, NY. Meetings are held on 1st Tuesday of the month. More...

Patterson Rotary Club to Honor Kevin Bailey at Annual "Men Who Cook" Celebration

Great food from some of the best chefs throughout Putnam County and the Hudson Valley will be just part of the fun as the Patterson Rotary Club hosts Men Who Cook on Saturday, April 26, 2008. More...

Annual Putnam County Legislative Disability Forum Allows Residents to Voice Concerns

The Putnam County Office for People with Disabilities, Putnam County Coordinating Council for People with Disabilities, and the Putnam Community Services Board, in partnership with various community agencies that serve people with disabilities, wil More...

Sheriff Announces Participation in "Operation Safe Stop"

Program to enforce school bus passing regulations

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department will participate in the statewide Operation Safe Stop Education and Enforcement Day on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. More...

Draft Horses Field Day at Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center

The Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association and the Stony Kill Foundation invite the public to Draft Horse Field Day at Stony Kill on Sunday April 27. The event will begin at 10am and end at 3pm with demonstrations and activities throughout the day. More...

Galef Votes for Bills Cracking Down on Criminals Targeting Elderly and Vulnerable

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced that the New York State Assembly has passed a group of bills to protect New York's seniors against assault, abuse, and predatory financial practices. "Elder abuse is unconscionable. More...

Trees are Focus of Manitoga Volunteer Landscape Day This Saturday

If you love trees and want to learn more about their care and the role they play in the environment, join arborist Chris Galligan and friends of Manitoga this Saturday, March 29 at Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center in Garrison. More...

MTA Metro-North Railroad is Adding Services in New April 6 Timetable

MTA Metro-North Railroad is adding 67 trains each week to its new spring timetable on Sunday, April 6, 2008 to increase frequency, add capacity and in some cases, shorten travel times. 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...

Public Forum on Service Needs of Chemically Dependent Persons

Consumers, families, providers, interested citizens, your input is welcomed into the formulation of the Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene's 2009 Local Governmental Plan for individuals who have chemical dependency problems. More...

Creating a Vegetable Garden Program at Glynwood Center This Weekend

You can grow a vegetable garden in an array of sizes that can work with most physical settings. More...

Great Backyard Bird 2008 Count Sets New Records

Bird watchers outdid themselves during the 2008 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. More...

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