June 18, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Garrison Native Elisabeth Prueitt and Husband Chad Robertson Win James Beard Foundation Awards

Named 'Outstanding Pastry Chefs' in ceremony at Lincoln Center

The prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards, considered "the Oscars" of the culinary world, honored Garrison native Elisabeth Prueitt and her husband, Chad Robertson, owners of Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, as the best pastry chefs or bakers i More...

Pattern for Progress Hosts "Housing the Hudson Valley" Event, Defines "Affordability Gap"

Conference advances issue of affordable workforce housing

Speakers at the second annual "Housing the Hudson Valley" conference called for action on many levels in order to close the "affordability gap" between people's financial capacity and the housing supply in the nine-county region represented by Patt More...

Summer Hydration: Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Nutritionist Offers Suggestions

When the heat spirals upwards, we need to replace the body water we lose to sweat. Water is the best way to keep hydrated, but that doesn't mean you have to restrict yourself to a liquid diet. More...

Community Members Get in the Act to Help Hudson Highlands Land Trust Host 4th Annual Family Festival

Join the Hudson Highlands Land Trust for its 4th Annual Family Festival this Saturday and you are likely to see lots of familiar faces - and hear several very familiar Hudson Valley voices. More...

Hudson Valley Tourism's "Celebrating Everything Dutch" Campaign Wins Awards

Hudson Valley Tourism's "Celebrating Everything Dutch" campaign received two awards at the annual Advertising Club of Westchester's 2008 "Big W" Awards Competition held recently at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown. More...

All in the Family for Locks of Love Program

Five members of one family donated their hair to Locks of Love recently at Roberts Hair Salon in Cold Spring. More...

Nelsonville Man Charged with Assault

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Village of Nelsonville man for the assault of his ex-girlfriend. More...

Reptiles as Pets Focus of NY Metro Reptile Expo

Reptiles as Pets will be the focus of the NY Metro Reptile Expo in White Plains on Sunday, July 13, from 10am to 4pm. More...

Rhapsody in Bloom, 2008 Girl Scout Garden Tour, to Feature Ten Gardens in Scarsdale

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. will sponsor a summer garden tour, Rhapsody in Bloom, on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Ten beautiful and diverse privately owned gardens, located in Scarsdale, will be open for public viewing from 10am to 4pm. More...

Improvements at Scenic Hudson's Mount Beacon Park

Access to Fishkill Ridge trails to be limited during construction

Scenic Hudson has contracted with Highland Welding, Inc., of Peekskill, N.Y., to make repairs to the access stairs at the environmental group's Gateway to Mount Beacon Park in the City of Beacon. The work is scheduled to begin in mid- June. More...

Tots Park Jamboree Features All-Star Local Music Line Up

On Saturday, July 26, from 4-6pm the Tots Park Jamboree at the Cold Spring Tots Park/ McConville Park on 9D will celebrate with talented local musicians. Their all-star line-up includes the kids' favorite music teacher Stacy Labriola. More...

The 4th Universal Unitarian Tag Sale is Coming

On June 20, 21, and 22, and again on June 27 and 28, 2008, people from all over this area are going to converge on the Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester, at 1698 Strawberry Road in Mohegan Lake (www.fourthuu.org) to look for treasures and bar More...

4 Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Cold Spring Village

Cold Spring Village Police made 4 arrests recently, all for unlawful possession of marijuana

On June 7, 2008, 19-year-old Daniel Byrnes of Cold Spring was charged with 221.05 of the New York State Penal Law Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and 59-3 of the Local Village Code Littering in a public place PO Walz of the Village of Cold Spring More...

Two Workshops to Help Parents With Discipline

Registrations are now being accepted for two parenting workshops provided by the Mental Health America of Dutchess County, a.k.a. Mental Health Association in Dutchess County. More...

Goody Goody's Mane Inspiration is Locks of Love

Deb MacLeod of Deb's Hair Salon carefully measured 13- year-old Macallan Durkin's hair. Even after cutting off 10inches, the minimum that Locks of Love requires for hair donations, Macallan's hair would still be below her shoulders. More...

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Announces New Visitors Center Policy

The Chamber of Commerce Visitors' Center, located at the foot of Main Street in Cold Spring, has been a wonderful source of information to people coming to our area thanks to the hard work and efforts by the wonderful volunteers who give their time More...

Youth Worldwide Invited to Submit Artwork for Global Touring Exhibition

Youth from around the world - and particularly those in the tri-state area - are invited to submit their original artwork to the "11th Annual Peace Pals™ International Arts Exhibition and Awards," held this year in celebration of the Intern More...

Hudson Valley Hospital President Digs the First Mound of Dirt for New Patient Tower

Hudson Valley Hospital President and CEO John Federspiel seems right at home operating a backhoe, as he digs the first mound of dirt for the hospital's new four-story patient tower. More...

Highland Garden Club Members Enjoy a Visit to The Harry Potter Flower Show

On Friday May 16, 2008, members of the Highland Garden Club had lunch at Panera's before visiting the Lasdon Park and Arboretum to see the The Harry Potter Flower Show. More...

HV Tourism Launches "Everything Dutch" Website and Offers Free Maps in Celebration of Henry Hudson's 400th Anniversary

In celebration of Henry Hudson's 400th anniversary of exploration and settlement along the Hudson River Valley, Hudson Valley Tourism has launched a special "Everything Dutch" website and is offering free maps detailing events and historic sites th More...

Garrison Resident Claims False Arrest

Michael Margolies filed a Notice of Claim on June 9, 2008 alleging false arrest on November 21, 2007 for Sexual Assault in the Second Degree. More...

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