August 20, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Keep Putnam Beautiful 2008 Showcase Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are now open for the 2008 Showcase Awards offered by Keep Putnam Beautiful. Anyone can nominate their own project or those of others. More...

More Than Bikes at Tour de Putnam This Sunday

While the scenic routes and historic sights are always a draw for participants in the annual Tour de Putnam Cycling Festival, there is even more to be enjoyed on Sun., Aug. 24 at Veterans Memorial Park off Rte 301 on Gipsy Trail Road in Kent. More...

College Planning Session at East Fishkill Community Library

The East Fishkill Community Library will hold a free, educational session for parents and students in the process of selecting colleges on Saturday, September 6, 2008. More...

Scarcity of Critical Blood Types Continues

Red Cross has immediate need for blood donors to increase supply

The American Red Cross Blood Services, New York- Penn Region reported on August 15, 2008 that a scarcity of critical blood types continues. More...

Central Hudson Ranks Among Top Ten Utilities Nationwide in Support of Solar Energy

296 customers install "net-metered" solar systems

The Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) recently named Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation among the top ten investor-owned utilities in support of solar energy during 2007. More...

Judy Amsalem Interns at Constitution Marsh

Judy Amsalem, soon to be a freshman at Cornell University, has been interning during the summer of 2008 at the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Garrison. More...

All Putnam County Seniors are Invited to Farm Day at Green Chimneys

On Monday, September 15, from 10am to 3pm, all Putnam County Seniors are invited to the Annual Seniors Farm Day at Green Chimneys, located on Doansburg Road, Patterson. More...

Rabies Awareness Tips From Department of Health

As the end of summer approaches and the last of barbeques and other outdoor activities continues, the Putnam County Department of Health would like to remind Putnam County residents to be aware of the potential for rabies exposure. More...

Care and Feeding of the Lunch Bunch

Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Nutritionist gives tips for turning school lunch into something extra special

Before you know it, the kids will be back in school, which means it's time to pack those lunch boxes. More...

Mushrooming Workshop Offered at Glynwood

Using fresh mushrooms from the woods and slides, Glynwood Center in Cold Spring will hose a Mushrooming Lecture & Foray with Gary Lincoff. More...

Officials Announce Latest Statewide STOP-DWI Effort

18-Day crackdown coincides with national initiative through Labor Day

David J. Swarts, Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Chair of the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee has announced the latest statewide STOP-DWI enforcement effort. More...

Kent SeniorNet Adult Computer Learning Center In-Person Registration Set for Saturday, September 13

To keep up with the changes in today's computer technology environment, don't procrastinate, and enroll in one of the adult computer courses offered by Kent SeniorNet this fall. More...

Patterson Library Offers Babysitting Certificate Course

Patterson Library is offering An Introduction to Babysitting on Saturday, September 6, from 10:15am to 2:15pm for youth ages 10 and up. Learn the basics of childcare, the responsibilities of sitters and parents, and emergency readiness. More...

Patterson Library Starts Women's Wednesday Series with "The Art of Dressing"

Bring your girlfriends & join the Patterson Library staff for a fun night out as they once again kick off Women's Wednesdays with "The Art of Dressing." Back by popular demand, fashion expert Tonia Tagliaferro shares great tips and advice on how to More...

Community Foundation Grants and Scholarships Available for Emergency Medical Services in Putnam

The John T. More...

Fresh Air Fund Allows Brooklyn Boy to Summer in Cold Spring

This August Jackie and Josh Hadden of Cold Spring and their six-year-old son Max welcomed back eight-year-old David Simpson of Brooklyn to their home through The Fund's Friendly Town program. This was David's second year with the Haddens. More...

Special Campaign and Incentives Announced for Local Cancer Walk

Support Connection, Inc. announces incentives and a new campaign for their 14th Annual Support-A-Walk. More...

Help the Highland Garden Club Find Two Winning Gardens

The Highland Garden Club of Cold Spring will celebrate the hard work, enthusiasm and creativity of individuals and businesses in the Villages of Cold Spring and Nelsonville by recognizing two special gardens. More...

Cold Spring Ex Pat Joe Carufe Publishes First Book

Joe Carufe, a Cold Spring native and Haldane graduate whose weekly column, Koo's Korner, was featured in the Putnam County News from 1985-94, has recently had his first novel published. More...

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