May 14, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Sheriff Announces Safe Boaters Course to be Given in Carmel

Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces that the Putnam County Sheriff's Department will be hosting a New York State Safe Boaters Course at the Sheriff's Department in Carmel on May 20 and May 2, 2008 from 6 to 10pm. More...

Adult Chess Group Meetings at East Fishkiil Community Library

Come to the East Fishkill Community Library on any Tuesday afternoon from 2-4pm for Chess Review. Chess Review is an adult group of chess players who meet at the Library to learn, or refresh their chess skills, and play competitive chess games. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Golf Tournament Set for June 23

Mark your calendars now for Monday, June 23, when the Northeastern Anesthesia Services Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Putnam Hospital Center is held at Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury, CT. More...

Yard Sale to Benefit Van Wyck Homestead

The Fishkill Historical Society's Annual Yard Sale fundraising event will be held on Saturday, May 17, from 8- 3. The sale will be located at the Van Wyck Homestead Museum on Route 9 North in Fishkill, just south of I-84. 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 from May 19 through June 30: More...

Master Gardener Michael Dupris to Speak at Tioronda Garden Club Meeting

On Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at 7pm, the Tioronda Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Howland Center in Beacon. The club meets the second Wednesday of each month except during January & February. More...

Fr. Bernie Palka, S.A., President Of St. Christophers Inn Honored by NCADD of Westchester

The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence of Westchester honored Fr. Bernie Palka, S.A., CASAC, CEO and President of St. Christopher's Inn at their 6th Annual Luncheon on Thursday, May 8 at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY. More...

Health Fair Block Party in Peekskill

Free medical screenings and family entertainment are featured

On Saturday, May 17, 2008, 12 noon until 4pm, the Mid- Hudson Valley Chapter Jack & Jill of America, Inc., and Mount Olivet Baptist Church (Sister to Sister Ministry), will host Healthy Living: It's A Family Affair," a free health fair block party More...

DEC Proposes Rule Change to Eliminate Open Burning

Change to address harmful emissions, wildfire risks

an an effort to reduce the impacts of pollutants such as dioxins, particulate matter and carbon monoxide and to limit the risks of wildfires, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is proposing to extend the ban on open b More...

Memorial Day Observance Schedule Announced in Philipstown

The Memorial Day Committee of Philipstown has announced the schedule for the traditional Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 26, 2008. The parade will start promptly at 9am at the Municipal Building, Main St., Cold Spring. More...

Coin Collectors to Meet

The Croton River Numismatic Society of Carmel, New York (a coin club) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in the Guideposts cafeteria, 39 Seminary Hill Road in Carmel at 7:30pm. More...

Cold Spring Lions Sponsor Senior Dinner Dance

The Cold Spring Lions Club hosted a Dinner Dance for Philipstown Seniors on Saturday, April 16, 2008 at the Cold Spring Methodist Church. Spring decorations in lavender, green and yellow brightened up the room. More...

Weekly Talmud Class at Temple Beth-El

Join Rabbi Neal Loevinger for his weekly Talmud class at Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, at 12pm on June 3, 17 and 24, 2008. The focus is on Mishnah Brachot, the earliest Talmud on Jewish prayer, and its later commentaries. More...

Taming the Beloved Beast: Medical Technology and Health Care Costs

Public invited to seminar at Hastings Center this Friday

The rising cost of health care is on people's minds more and more these days. More...

Garden of Remembrance at St Mary's for Memorial Day

The fourth year of a Garden of Remembrance on the Great Lawn of St Mary's Episcopal Church, at the corner of Chestnut and Main Streets, Cold Spring, will offer the community the opportunity to memorialize deceased veterans Sponsored by St. More...

Connecticut Motorcyclist Killed by Falling Tree

Putnam County Sheriff Smith reports that on May 11, 2008 at approximately 12:55 pm Putnam County Sheriff Deputy Luigi Osso, Jr. responded to the scene of a motorcycle accident on Route 9 and Deer Ridge Road in the Town of Philipstown. More...

Cold Spring's Youngest Send a Message to Their Elders

In conjunction with 1Sky, a non-profit organization devoted to raising awareness about global warming, Cold Spring kids decorated a banner at the Tots Park on Mother's Day. More...

School Resource Officer Instrumental in Burglary Arrest

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a sixteen-year-old Garrison youth after being accused of committing a residential burglary at a neighbor's home. More...

Massachusettes Minors Charged with Marijuana Possession

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of two minor female subjects from Massachusettes after they were discovered to be in possession of marijuana in a Town, of Kent park. More...

Putnam Valley Man Charged with Domestic Violence

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man on a variety of charges following a domestic dispute at his residence. More...

Cold Spring Woman Arrested in Theft of Credit Card

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a 20-year-old Cold Spring woman on Grand Larceny charges after being accused of stealing her grandmother's credit card. 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, June 7, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Selects Insurance and Employee Benefit Company for Members

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the strategic partnership recently entered into with New Horizons Asset Management Group, LLC for the purpose of offering health insurance and employee benefit options to its membershi More...

Free Health Forum on Cancer Diagnosis and Menopause

Support Connection, Inc. More...

Putnam County Dept. of Health Advocates Rabies Awareness

Rabies continues to be a serious public health problem in New York State. Rabies is a deadly virus that attacks the nervous system. Rabies virus is in the saliva and nervous tissue of a sick animal. More...

Eating Local Hudson Valley Foods - a Talk at HV Hospital Wellness Club

The Trend to Eat Local Foods - a talk by mypersonalfarmers.com Founder Maryanne Hedrick will take place on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:30am, for an hour. Why Local Foods, Why Now, Why Hudson Valley? More...

Hudson Highlands Land Trust Receives Two Conservation Partnership Grants from DEC and Land Trust Alliance Program

Commissioner Grannis, HHLT's Andy Chmar and fellow land trust representatives at the April 16th grants announcement in Albany On April 16, a major investment in land conservation was announced by the New York State Department of Environ More...

Race and Relations Film Series Focuses on Resurgence of Anti-Semitism

The Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester will be hosting the eighth film in their series We Need to Talk; Film and Discussion Series on Race and Race Relations. More...

Community Service Award to be Presented to 2008 Graduate by Philipstown Democratic Club

The Philipstown Democratic Club will present its annual Community Service Award to a 2008 Philipstown high school graduate in recognition of his/ her community volunteer service. More...

8th Annual Charlie Polhemus Sr. Fishing Derby Set for June 8

The Garrison Fish & Game Club announces the 8th annual Charlie Polhemus Sr. fishing derby for the children of Philipstown. Children must be under the age of fourteen and accompanied by a parent or guardian. More...

Ornithology Presentation Marks the Start of Outdoor RecFest This Sunday at Taconic Center

Canoeing, orienteering, guiding eyes demo, high ropes program also part of the program

This Sunday, May 18, at 9am, the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society in cooperation with the Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC) invites the community to "check out a song bird up close and personal" with ornithologist Rich Guthrie. More...

Visit Six Private Westchester Gardens Through Garden Conservancy's Open Days

Enjoy self-guided tours of six private Westchester County gardens in Cortlandt Manor and North Salem on Sunday, June 8, 2008 on a self-driving tour. More...

Expert Advice on Composting at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

Join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Thursday, May 22, at 7:30pm. at the Outdoor Discovery Center Farmhouse, 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Route 9W, Cornwall, for the May Evening Speakers Series: The Benefits of Composting! Join Susan M. More...

Take a Treasure Hunt Shopping Break at Tots Park on Saturday

Stop by the Cold Spring Tots Park for lemonade, goodies, and a shopping break for the kids during the Village-wide Cold Spring Treasure Hunt this Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Proceeds support the Tots Park, located at McConville Park (Route 9D). More...

Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce's Annual Gala is Set

Some folks fear bad luck on Friday the 13th, but the evening of June 13th is going to be lucky for several outstanding organizations and individuals who will be honored by The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Gala. More...

Warmer Weather Brings More Opportunities for Deer Ticks to Feed on Humans

Anyone enjoying the outdoors should use caution to avoid tick bites

Spring is here, which means it's time for New Yorkers to take precautions to protect themselves from Lyme disease. "Lyme disease is spread by the bite of infected deer ticks," said Dr. More...

Hike Up Mt. Beacon with the Railway Restoration Society

Join the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 9:30am for a spring hike up Mt. Beacon. The group will meet at the Scenic Hudson gateway parking lot. Please wear hiking boots/ sturdy shoes, dress in layers. More...

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