April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Putnam Hospital Center to Feature Special Program on Infertility

Putnam Hospital Center will offer special program on "Infertility: From Diagnosis to Treatment" on Wednesday, April 30. More...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef Announces More TV Shows in "Speak Out" Series on Property Taxes and How Schools are Funded

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef's practical approach to the bleak economic forecast includes this interactive series of interviews with experts that offer a wide range of perspectives on the current property tax crisis facing Westchester and Putnam Count More...

Shabbat Together at Temple Beth-El

A joyful, spirited and intergenerational Shabbat service including an interactive Torah story and lively Shabbat melodies will begin at 6pm on Friday, April 25, at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. More...

Assn. of Fundraising Professionals Holds Teleconference on Demystifying Online Marketing for Nonprofits

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Mid Hudson Valley Chapter will hold a teleconference on Thursday, April 10, 2008, Demystifying Online Marketing for Nonprofits by Todd Baker, from 12:30-2:30pm at Hudson River Sloop Clearwater in Poughk More...

Decorating on a Budget Program at East Fishkill Library

Please come to the East Fishkill Community Library on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 7pm for a program on Decorating on a Budget. Kathy Laoutaris is back for another decorating program. More...

Putnam County 4-H'ers to Benefit from Improvements Slated for State Fair Youth Building

Improvements are slated to continue this year at the State Fair Youth Building, as top state officials told local 4-H'ers Monday March 3rd. More...

Armed Robbery Attempt at Carmel

Man wielding sawed-off shotgun tries to rip-off drugs, is subdued by pharmacist; gun discharges, no one hit

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B, Smith reports that a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun walked into a pharmacy in Carmel this afternoon and attempted to rob the store of narcotics. A pharmacist subdued the robber after a violent struggle. More...

Free Hunter Safety Course Presented by DEC and Putnam County Federation of Sportsmen Club

The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Putnam County Federation of Sportsmen Club is offering a free Hunter Safety Course on Saturday April 12 and Sunday April 13, 2008 at the Garrison Fish and Game Club in Garrison, from 8:30am until More...

A Great Time Was Had by All at the AARP Irish Program

On March 8, 2008, local AARP Chapter 41183 held a fun-fest of Irish songs as well as an Irish story, led by local talented singer Arline Hay- O'Brien, and Story-teller Jim McGuire. More...

Spring Clean Up at Tots Park

Please join the Friends of the Tots Park for a Spring Clean- Up on Sunday, April 13th 9- 12. Bring rakes, shovels, kids, and friends. Dress for work and stay for pizza. McConville Park, off Route 9D, Cold Spring. More...

Yoga Class Series Begins at Desmond Fish Library

Beginning Friday April 4, Meredith Laubin, a long-time yoga practitioner, and Yee Yoga Institute certified instructor, will offer a series of 10 weeks of classes in Hatha Yoga in the spacious program room of the Desmond-Fish Library located at the More...

Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee Announces April Meeting Date

The Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 14 from 7-9pm in the East Fishkill Community Library, Rt. 376, next to East Fishkill Town Hall. The public is invited. More...

Cold Spring's Fee Sisters Marched and Danced in the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mairead, Catriona and Angela Fee, first-graders at Haldane School, marched and danced in the Saint Patrick's Day parade in New York City this year. More...

Frog Watch at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, April 12, at 10am, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: Frog Watch. Come to the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Route 9W, Cornwall, to learn how to identify frogs by their unique calls. More...

Seminar at The Hastings Center: Can Communities Actually Contribute to Good Health?

Public invited to attend this 'Garrison Seminar', part of series designed for community to learn about the ethical issues Hastings Center addresses

The communities we live in affect our health - day in and day out, every day of our lives. But do those communities help make us healthy - and keep us healthy - or do they detract from our good health? More...

The Shortnose Sturgeon and the Hudson River

Have you ever been on the Hudson and maybe noticed a small ripple on the surface? You take a closer look and find that something is there, something that looks eerie and bony, like a creature out of an old monster movie. More...

Beacon Hebrew Alliance Holds Second Night Seder

On Sunday, April 20, at 6:30pm, Beacon Hebrew Alliance will hold a Second Night Seder. It will be a traditional Passover Seder, home-cooked and with all the trimmings. More...

Public Forum on Gandhi's Legacy Sponsored by Garrison Institute at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC

Gandhi's example inspired the 20th century's most effective social change movements. Can it now inspire us to confront and transform climate change? More...

Putnam Hospital Center 2008 Medical Staff Directory and Spring Wellness Calendar Now Available

Recently updated, Putnam Hospital Center is offering members of the community free copies of both its photographic medical staff directory and spring wellness calendar. 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, May 3, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Beekeeping Workshop at Glynwood

Rodney Dow, Master Beekeeper and Garrison resident, will be conducting the first in a 2-part beekeeping workshop at Glynwood Farm on Saturday, April 19. Although people keep bees for their honey, Mr. More...

How to Check on Your Tax Refund

If you already filed your federal tax return and are due a refund, you have several options for checking on the status of your refund. One way is to use "Where's My Refund?" an interactive tool on the IRS Web site at IRS.gov. More...

Free April Support Groups for Women With Cancer Announced by Support Connection

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...

These Dogs Have a Bone to Pick With Cancer!

The American Cancer Society invites dogs and their owners to the spectacular Dogswalk Against Cancer at Bear Mountain

They're coming! Dogs of every shape, size and color will be coming to the American Cancer Society's 16th Annual Dogswalk Against Cancer on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at beautiful Bear Mountain Park. More...

Sheriff Warns of Jamaican Scam in Putnam County

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith is cautioning residents of a scheme to defraud which has surfaced in Putnam County originating from the Island of Jamaica. More...

Man Threatened Self, Police at Kent Residence on Easter Sunday

A standoff between police and a man threatening suicide ended peacefully at the man's Kent residence on Easter Sunday. Mr. More...

Mental Health America of Dutchess County Presents Evening on Special Education

Mental Health America of Dutchess County (formerly Mental Health Assocation of Dutchess County) is pleased to present two workshops on April 10, 2008, "Ask the Advocates "from 6-7:30pm and "Special Education Evaluations "from 7:30-9:30pm, at the Me More...

New York Housing Sales Soft in February

Sales of existing single-family homes in New York State in February decreased by more than 12 percent compared to last February, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS ®. More...

Cold Spring Lions in Search of Service-Leading 'Mothers of the Year'

The Cold Spring Lions Club is seeking nominations from the Phillipstown community for the first "Mother of The Year" awards. Residents are asked to select maternal figures that represent "the importance of mother to family and community. More...

Glynwood Presents Program on Spring Ephemerals

The wonders of a spring forest will be revealed in this lecture and 3-hour hike through Glynwood's rich and diverse landscape and neighboring Fahnestock State Park. The program will take place on May 3, from 10am to 4pm. More...

New York State Parks to Hold Public Workshop at Bear Mountain on Trail Use

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Carol Ash announced today that the agency will hold a series of five public workshops across the state on the topic of trail development. More...

Nat Prentice Steps Up as President of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce

As of April 1, the leadership of the Board of Directors of the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will be assumed by Nat Prentice who was appointed by the board earlier in the year. More...

Hudson Highlands Land Trust Embarks on Accreditation Process

Hudson Highlands Land Trust is pleased to announce that it is applying for accreditation through the land trust accreditation program, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. More...

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Starts a Family Hiking Club

On Sunday, April 13 from 1pm until 3pm the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting a monthly: Family Hiking Club. More...

Woodcock Talk and Walk with Putnam County Land Trust

Join friends and members of the Putnam County Land Trust on Saturday, April 5 at 8pm to witness the amazing aerial display of the male woodcock as he courts admiring females. More...

CHAMBER CORNER:

A Message From The Chamber's New President

Our Chamber of Commerce's mission challenges us as a group of volunteers to "stimulate, promote and support the business, commerce and community of the Philipstown area." Consider this letter an open invitation to you, the community, to help us pla More...

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