May 21, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Free Skin Cancer Screening to be Offered at Putnam Hospital Center

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. More...

Dutchess Peace Coalition to Meet

The Dutchess Peace Coalition will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, June 2 from 7 to 8:30pm at the Unitarian Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie. For more information visit www.dutchesspeace.org or call 516-458-5112. More...

Moms Celebrate and Are Celebrated at WIC Mother's Day Party

Putnam County WIC staff ran furiously during the recent fourhour Mother's Day reception to keep the hot and cold buffet and non-stop raffle moving for the 120 guest. More...

Putnam County MHA Honors Anthony Massarelli for his Dedication to Tobacco Control

The American Lung Association of New York State today announced that Anthony Massarelli has been honored by the Putnam County Mental Health Association for his dedication and service to promoting health through tobacco control in Putnam County. More...

Unsticking Your Grant Proposal: Two Half-Day Clinics on Grant Writing Skills Offered by Putnam Community Service Network

Putnam Community Service Network (PCSN), an educational program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County will present a two-day interactive session will provide practical 'nuts and bolts' information on applying for and securing funding fr More...

The Art of Dressing at Patterson Library

Ladies bring your friends for a girl's night out as Patterson Library presents part 3 of the Women's Wednesday series "The Art of Dressing." Tonia Tagliaferro shares her 30 years of experience in the fashion industry in a wonderful program designe More...

Three "Smart Growth" Developers to be Honored at Scenic Hudson

Gala Scenic Hudson will honor three "smart growth" developers at its gala in Irvington, Westchester County, on Tuesday, May 20. More...

Frank Milkovich Honored in Aruba

Frank Milkovich, retired Haldane teacher/administrator, was recently honored for his achievements at Playa Linda Beach Resort in Aruba. More...

Oohey Gooeey Science Fun This Summer at Putnam Children's Discovery Center

If your child is inquisitive and enjoys learning through exploration, register him or her for Science Club for ages 4-8 at the Putnam Children's Discovery Center in Mahopac on Route 6. More...

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Staff is Ready for Summer Camp

New elements include early drop-off and late pick-up

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is fully staffed and ready to greet summer campers! The Museum's "Summer Nature Explorers" programs, for children from age four through ninth grades, are one-week sessions that take place June 23 until August 15. More...

Tyler Alterman Earns the Rank of Eagle Scout

Tyler Alterman of Troop 1 Mahopac has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He celebrated with friends and family at a ceremony held at the Putnam County Emergency Response Center on Saturday, May 12. Judge James F. Reitz served as the keynote speaker. More...

Housing the Hudson Valley Event Continues Work on Affordable/Workforce Housing

The second annual "Housing the Hudson Valley" conference will be held June 11 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, where Pattern for Progress will again host the region's business, civic and not-for-profit leaders in an effort to provide understandin More...

Peekskill Farmers Market: Farm Fresh and Earth Friendly

The Peekskill Farmers Market is located on Bank St. between Main St. and Park St. The Market is now greener and more exciting then ever. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary Celebrated Health Care Auxilian Day with Recognition

Governor David Paterson proclaimed May 8, 2008, as Health Care Auxilian Day in New York State to recognize the dedicated auxilians who annually donate more than five million hours of service to their health care facilities and to their communities. More...

Putnam County Consumer Affairs Urges Residents to Use Licensed Trades People

Over the last three decades Putnam County; in an effort to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of its residents, enacted legislation to regulate the trades in Putnam County. More...

Putnam County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council (LEICC) Schedules Meeting

The next meeting of the Early Intervention Council has been scheduled for June 13, 2008, commencing at 10am in Classroom #1 at the Putnam County Training & Operations Center, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512. More...

Tobacco Control Partners of Lo Hud Valley Honor Local Business People at 'No Thanks' Event

Honorees helped achieve goal of reducing tobacco exposure and promotion in their communities

POW'R Against Tobacco, a community partnership coalition made up of local organizations, advocacy groups and private citizens who live or work in Putnam, Orange, Westchester and Rockland counties, along with POW'R Cessation Center, Reality Check Yo More...

West Wing Opens and Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Entrances Relocated During Construction Period

Valet parking! Is this a hospital?

Two new entrances into Hudson Valley Hospital Center - the main entrance and the entrance into the Emergency Department - opened Monday, May 19, 2008, and although both are temporary, they signal the beginning of HVHC's transition into a new bree More...

Reception of Confirmands and Tree Dedication Kick Off 180th Anniversary Celebrations for Presbyterian Church

On Sunday, May 18, 2008, the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, Cold Spring, welcomed 8 new members who completed the Confirmation Class this Spring (shown in photo with Rev. Leslie Mott). More...

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''BREAKNECK" "A Dream of Bridges" (Part 3 of 3 )

A proposed railway line, of which the B.-S. K. bridge would have been a crucial component, was to emanate from some point in, or near, Matteawan (now Beacon) in southwestern Dutchess County. More...

Schedule for Memorial Day 2008 Events in Cold Spring

1. Wed through Friday, May 21, 22, 23, Veterans put American Flags on Veterans Grave sites 2. Sunday May 25 - Parrott Gun Memorial Service, 11am, Cold Spring Waterfront. All residents are invited. 3. Memorial Day Parade- Monday May 26. More...

Growing for Keeps Topic at Next Highland Garden Club Meeting

The Highland Garden Club will meet at the Julia J. Butterfield Library at 1pm on Tuesday, May 27. The subject will be "Growing for Keeps" and members Marlane Bernstein and Sally Singh will talk about growing and canning vegetables. More...

Patient-led Approach to Diabetes Education Focus of PHC's Diabetes Support Group

The next meeting of Putnam Hospital Center's free Diabetes Support & Education Group will be held on Tuesday, June 10, at 6 pm in the café classrooms at Putnam Hospital Center, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

County Mental Health Commission Holds Public Hearing on Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services

Putnam County Department of Mental Health Commissioner Michael J. Piazza will hold a Public Hearing regarding Mental Health, Alcohol & Substance Abuse and MR/DD Needs & Services in Putnam County. More...

The Wonders of Wetlands at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, May 31 at 10am, in recognition of National Wetlands Month, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: The Wonders of Wetlands! More...

Walkathon to Benefit Garrison-Based Walter Hoving Home Charity

Join the fun and help young ladies discover a new beginning

On Saturday, June 21, 2008, close to a hundred "walkers" will take to the country roads in Garrison in a 50-block walkathon to benefit the Walter Hoving Home. More...

Beacon Community Center Hosts LionSun Creative Arts Camp This Summer

The Beacon Community Center's LionSun Creative Arts Camp program brings together the best in the community to have youth explore the arts and learn about appreciating their natural environment. More...

Planning for a Successful Business Program at Patterson Library

Patterson Library presents: Planning for a Successful Business." Do you want to start your own business but don't know how? More...

Fourth Annual Beacon Hat Parade Celebrates Wearable Art

Come one and all to the fourth annual Beacon Hat Parade Saturday, June 7 (Rain date: Sunday, June 8 with kick off at 1pm). More...

Community Shavuot Service at Temple Beth-El

On Sunday June 8 at 8pm Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, is having a special Shavuot service followed by refreshments and a study program entitled "The Sound of Sinai: The Meaning of Mitzvah in the Modern World." All are welcome. More...

Still Time to Register for Stony Kill Farm's Summer Day Camp

Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center is still taking registrations for its popular "Summer Explorers" Nature Day Camp for children 5 -10 years old. More...

Police Warn of 'Deceptive' Fire Inspection Practice in Putnam County

The New York State Police at Brewster and the Village of Brewster Police Department are currently investigating the activities of Accurate Fire Protection Systems, a reported fire inspection company from West Babylon, Long Island, New York. More...

Glynwood Calls for Nominations for Their 6th Annual National Harvest Awards

Glynwood's Harvest Awards honor individuals, organizations, and businesses across the United States that do an exceptional job of supporting sustainable agriculture and regional food systems. More...

Relay for Life at All Sport Fishkill Fundraiser to Benefit American Cancer Society

Join the fight against cancer! All Sport Fishkill has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to host Relay for Life, a community celebration of hope to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. More...

Support Connection Honors Cancer Survivors at Celebrate Life Day

Support Connection Inc., a Yorktown-based not-for-profit organization offering free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, will pay tribute to cancer survivors by presenting "Celebrate Life Day," hosted by T More...

Yoga for Stress Management at Reed Library

Learn simple yoga movements that can be done anywhere to help ease stress and improve well-being. The free program takes place on Thursday, June 19, 2008 from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Registration is required - please call 845-225- 2439. More...

Sheriff Smith Hosts Liquor Law Seminar

Recognizing that each year motorists are killed due to alcohol related traffic crashes throughout New York State, Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. More...

Westchester Man Charged With Unlicensed Driving

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of Mohegan Lake man for driving while his license is suspended. More...

Children's Day and Bagpipe Concert at the New Windsor Cantonment

Where else can you find a zoo, a bagpipe concert, cannon firing, and a reenactment of fun and games over 200 years ago but at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. On Sunday, June 1 from 1 to 4pm. More...

Assemblywoman Galef Hosts Discussion With Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi On Property Tax Relief Commission's Findings

Suozzi Commission to release initial recommendations on May 22

At 7pm on Monday, June 9, 2008 at Putnam Valley High School, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will host the first public forum to discuss the Commission on Property Tax Relief's report on solutions to New York State's enormous and growing property tax bur More...

Memorial Day Weekend Events at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Memorial Day will be commemorated this year at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor with music, words, and silence. The original intent of Memorial Day was to honor the slain Civil War soldier by decorating graves with springtime flowers. More...

The Cold Spring Boat Club's First May Visitor is April Fool - No Joke!

The 200-foot, year-old yacht commissioned April Fool visited the Cold Spring waterfront last week-end and logged in at the boat club as 100's of others will this season. More...

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