May 7, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

June Begins With CPR/AED Week: Are You Trained to Help Save a Life?

Safety and preparedness classes in Hudson Valley offered by the American Red Cross in greater New York

Designated by the U.S. Congress last December, June 1-7 marks the first National CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) Awareness Week. More...

How to Read Results of Bone Testing Focus of Osteoporosis Group

The Osteoporosis Awareness Group brings together women and men of all ages concerned about osteoporosis. More...

Nature Strollers: A Hiking Group for Families with Young Children at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Tuesday, May 13 and May 27 at 10am, join Naturalist Guide, Laurel Dodge for Nature Strollers, a hiking group for families with babies, toddlers and young children. More...

Hudson Valley Air Quality: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Lung Association's 2008 State of the Air Report Chronicles Unhealthy Ozone, Soot Levels

The American Lung Association of New York today sounded the alarms for all Hudson Valley residents over the quality of air they breathe. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

On Thursday, May 29, 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...

Learn How to Grow a Chemical Free Garden: a Talk at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

Join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Wednesday May 14, at 7:30pm at the Outdoor Discovery Center Farmhouse, 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Route 9W, Cornwall, for the May Evening Speakers Series: Beautiful Easy Gardens, Easy to Maintain Without the More...

Saint Patrick's Cathedral Youth Choir to perform at Our Lady of Loretto

On Sunday, May 11, Our Lady of Loretto Church will welcome The Cathedral of Saint Patrick Young Singers (CSPYS) to sing at the 9am Mass. More...

Cold Spring Lions Meet at TLC Photo Studio

The Cold Spring Lions Club held their meeting on Monday, April 28 at the TLC Photo Studio on Peekskill Road, where they were served a delicious dinner prepared by Mary Ann, wife of photographer Tim Carron. More...

Knights of Columbus Loretto Council Joins Keep Putnam Beautiful and 'Adopts' Fair Street

The Knights of Columbus of Cold Spring " Loretto Council #536 " recently joined the "Keep Putnam Beautiful" program by joining the adopt a highway program they had their first cleanup this past Saturday, May 3rd. More...

Birding and Breakfast: an Informal Birding Walk Led by Constitution Marsh

Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary invites you to join them Saturday, May 17 at 8am, at the beautiful home of Sandy and Rob Freeman for the Center's first Birding and Breakfast, an informal morning birding walk during the height of the More...

Intergenerational Service at Temple Beth-El

On Friday May 23 at 6pm there will be a spirited intergenerational service at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie. Following this service there will be a Shabbat dinner with family and friends. Kid friendly meals will be available. More...

Workers are Remembered at Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Vigil

On Thursday, May 1, the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body, AFL-CIO held an afternoon vigil to honor workers who lost their lives at work in the past year. More...

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Main Street is Coming Alive

The Hudson Valley- and especially Philipstown- has been at its most beautiful these past couple of weeks as everything has started to bloom. Like the flowers and trees, enterprise on Main Street has been springing to life. More...

Continued Funding Available for Non-Profits from Putnam County Youth Bureau

The Putnam County Youth Bureau and Youth Board anticipate the continued availability of New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Youth Bureau funding for calendar year 2009. More...

Self-Guided Tour of Two Private Gardens in Westchester Highlight Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program

The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program features a self-guided tour at two of Westchester County's best private gardens on Saturday, May 10, 2008. No reservations are required; the gardens will be open rain or shine. More...

Mitzvah Day at Temple Beth- El

The students in the Temple Beth-El Religious School will be participating in the Mitzvah Day Program on Sunday, May 18 in conjunction with the Jewish Family Services organization. More...

Bannerman Castle Trust Celebrates Five Years of Tours on Bannerman Island

Ticket prices have been reduced for the 2008 season

Discover the Mystery and Explore the Mystery of Bannerman Island-Hudson Highlands State Park. More...

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef "Speak Out" TV Series on Property Taxes Continues

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...

Raised Bed Gardens for People with Special Needs

Verplanck Garden Club at Stony Kill offers gardening opportunities

Love to garden but are unable to use a ground-level plot? The Verplanck Garden Club at Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center is offering gardening opportunities for special needs gardeners. More...

Interactive Seminar on Alzheimer's Disease to be Held May 31

The Alzheimer's Association- Hudson Valley/ Rockland/Westchester NY Chapter, Putnam Hospital Center and the Putnam County Office for the Aging Caregivers Task Force have joined together to offer a free seminar on Alzheimer's disease. More...

The Secret is Out:…12 Gardens Open to the Public for Secret Garden Tour

Putnam County-wide "Secret Garden Tour" fundraiser for PARC set for Saturday, June 14, 2008

Putnam ARC, the leading provider of services for people with disabilities in Putnam County, has teamed together with private home-owners for the 2nd Annual Secret Garden Tour. More...

Common Ground Farm to Hold Open House May 10

Common Ground Farm, an educational farm project located on the grounds of Stony Kill Environmental Center, will be holding an open house on Saturday May 10 from 9am to 12pm. More...

Community Health Education Day at Hudson River HealthCare in Beacon

On Thursday, May 15, 2008, Hudson River HealthCare, in partnership with the Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network will present the 2nd Annual Community Health Education Day (CHED). More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Celebrates First Anniversary as Only Area Hospital to Win a "Magnet" Designation for Nursing

Kathy Webster vividly remembers the day Hudson Valley Hospital Center learned its nurses won the coveted Magnet designation, an honor that only 4 percent of hospitals nationwide earn from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. More...

Get into the Spring Spirit with Great Music at Jazz Vespers This Saturday

Let go of your workweek with soulful jazz and some spiritual inspiration at the Jazz Vespers this Saturday, May 10 at 5:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring. More...

Little Folk Farm Days Let Children Discover Farm Life at Green Chimneys

Little Folk Farm Days, one of Green Chimneys' most popular community events, returns this spring. The fundraising event will be held on the organization's 196-acre Brewster campus May 13, 14 and 15 from 10am to 2pm. More...

Cold Spring Friendship Center a Focal Point for Area Seniors

Weekday meals, recreational activities, health screenings are open to all local residents

The Cold Spring Friendship Center for senior citizens is located in the American Legion Hall on Cedar Street. More...

Creepy Crawling Creatures

There are many interesting creatures of the forest, but none are more interesting than the creepy crawling creatures that are called amphibians. These creatures can be found under rocks, logs, or just crawling around the forest floor. More...

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