September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Friends of Tots Park Announce 1st Annual Halloween Costume Swap

Organizers of this Oct 4 event also to Host "Arts For the Park" Chamber Music Concert and Art Auction Fundraiser this Sunday The Friends of the Tots Park will hold the First Annual Tots Park Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 4, 2008. More...

What Do 93,000 Metro-North Customers Have in Common?

The most comprehensive survey ever taken on Metro- North was conducted this past year with 93,000 customers responding to detailed questions ranging from travel patterns on Metro-North, how they get to and from the train station, the distances they More...

Local Designer Holds Fashion Show to Benefit Putnam Family & Community Services

Garrison designer Monica Mahoney held an "impromptu fashion show" recently at the Highlands Country Club and the entire show was models by local kids, moms and dads - everyone had a ball! 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, October 18, from 9am to 5pm, at the hospital at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Free Mental Health Screenings, Program Available on October 16 - National Depression Screening Day

Area residents experiencing symptoms of depression can seek help and peace of mind through free mental health screenings that will be offered at Putnam Hospital Center on Thursday, October 16, 2008, More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Feature Special Program on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Putnam Hospital Center will offer a special program on "Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Do You Have It & What Should You Know?" on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. More...

Thousands of Young People Enjoyed Kids Day at Putnam Hospital Center

Several thousand area children and their parents came out to enjoy the recent Kids' Day at Putnam Hospital Center, which featured health and safety exhibits and demonstrations interspersed with kids' crafts, games and children's vendors. More...

Mushroom and Lichen Hikin' at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, October 11, at 10am, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will explain all about mushrooms, lichens, toadstools and fairy rings. More...

Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Members are "Best" in Hudson Valley

Annual awards by Hudson Valley Magazine showcase chamber members

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that many of its members have been awarded "Best of the Hudson Valley 2008" in numerous categories, as announced in the October issue of Hudson Valley Magazine. More...

Clearwater Gathering to Unveil New Leadership Center at University Settlement Camp

The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater's Annual Gathering on Sunday, Sept. More...

Styling for a Cure: Hair Show and Auction at Butterfield Library to Benefit American Cancer Society

Roberts Total Care Salon will host a Hair Show and Auction to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 7pm at the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library in Cold Spring. More...

Eleanor Roosevelt Center to Hold Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal Ceremony

Four outstanding individuals and one organization have been selected as recipients of the 2008 Eleanor Roosevelt Valkill Medal in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. More...

West Point Community Yard Sale Welcomes Shoppers

The West Point community will hold its annual fall yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9am until 3pm. Shoppers from neighboring communities are welcome to visit the yard sale throughout the designated housing areas on post. More...

Hudson Valley's Largest Breast Cancer Awareness Event - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - Returns October 19

Pink-clad people will walk, trot, stroll, ramble, meander, saunter and march through Woodbury Common Premium Outlets on Sunday, October 19, 2008. More...

Signs of Climate Change and What Families Can Do

Program at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

What is climate change and how might it affect our region? Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Cornwall, on Sunday, October 5 at 10am to learn how families can slow down climate change. More...

Naturopathy is the Topic at Holistic Moms Evening at Desmond-Fish Library

Holistic Moms Network invites you to a presentation and discussion about naturopathy. Naturopathic Doctor Isadora Guggenheim will speak about naturopathy and answer your questions. More...

Club Soda to Benefit Sick Children

Estelle & Alfonso's "Club Soda", the fun spot for only 6th, 7th and 8th graders, will have a special evening on Friday September 26 to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. All proceeds will be donated to "St. More...

Graymoor Chorale to Begin New Season

Singers and musicians are invited to join; rehearsals begin September 28 The Graymoor Chorale begins weekly rehearsals for its winter season on Sunday, September 28 at 6:30pm, in Pilgrim Hall at Graymoor on Route 9 in Garrison. More...

Celebrate the Harvest at Glynwood on Sunday, October 19

A family day with fun for the kids, tips for home gardeners and a pig roast

On Sunday, October 19, come to Glynwood in Cold Spring for an afternoon of Harvest Celebration. More...

Putnam Valley Man Charged With Unlicensed Driving

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Putnam Valley man during a traffic stop after he was determined to have been driving while his license is revoked. More...

Women's Self Defense Personal Safety Seminar Presented by Lions Club

Proceeds to benefit Philipstown Children's Holiday Wish List

On Wednesday, October 22, the Cold Spring Lion's Club will be sponsoring a workshop on Women's Self Defense: a Personal Safety Seminar. The seminar will take place at the VFW on Kemble Avenue in Cold Spring, from 7:30- 8:30pm. More...

The Private Lives of Maxine and Buster: a Program on Red-tailed Hawks Presented by Putnam Highlands Audubon

Maxine and Buster are Dutchess County's answer to Pale Male and Lola, Manhattan's famous Red-tailed Hawk couple, and you are invited into their private lives this Saturday, September 27 in a program presented by Putnam Highlands Audubon at Hubbard More...

Cub Scout Pack 137 Attend West Point Army Game

Pack 137 attends Cub Scout day at a West Point Army game this past Sunday. More...

Public Flu Vaccine Clinic Dates Announced by County Health Department

The Putnam County Department of Health in conjunction with the Putnam County Office for Aging will be holding public flu clinics for adult Putnam County residents (19 years of age and older) at the following locations: GARRISON: Tues. Oct. More...

Putnam Valley Business Association Announces Their Regional Business Expo

One of the most popular events is coming to the region. The Putnam Valley Business Association once again is throwing a big party event on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 1-6pm at Sinapi Ceola Manor on route 6N & Hill Blvd. Everyone's invited! More...

PHC's Diabetes Support Group to Focus on Exercise

The next meeting of Putnam Hospital Center's free Diabetes Support & Education Group will be on Tuesday, October 14, at 6pm in the ground floor café classrooms at the hospital, located at 670 Stoneleigh Avenue in Carmel. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Psychiatrist to Offer Free Program on Depression

In conjunction with Putnam Hospital Center's observance of National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, October 16, 2008, Putnam Hospital Center will be offering the public a free program on depression. Psychiatrist Howard K. More...

Putnam Hospital Center to Offer Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

The American Cancer Society reports that nearly one in five American men is expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer within his lifetime; however, if detected and treated early, there is an excellent survival rate. More...

Statewide Child Passenger Safety Awareness Campaign is Kicked Off

New York State First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson was joined by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Department of Health, More...

Scenic Hudson Names Cold Spring Resident to Board of Directors

Scenic Hudson has named two communications professionals, a scientist, a developer, a business-expansion specialist and a professor of planning to its board of directors. More...

Grand Walkabout Kicks Off to a Great Start

Purpose to encourage people to explore the beauties of the Hudson Valley trails in four counties, including Putnam

The 2008-2009 Grand Walkabout, covering foot trails in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Ulster counties, got off to a great start September 13, 2008. More...

Intro to Yoga at Patterson Library

Are you feeling stressed? Do you need to learn how to relax? More...

NY State Convention of Universalists to Hold Annual Meeting in Poughkeespie

The New York State Convention of Universalists will hold its annual meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie (67 S. Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie) on Friday and Saturday, October 10-11. More...

Women's Networking Event Benefits Putnam Resource Center

Lisa Kaslyn, a Lake Carmel resident and district leader for the Putnam/N.Westchester chapter of the National Women's in Network, (NWIN) will co-host an evening of learning, connecting and giving at Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua, NY on Tuesda More...

Going Green at Tilly Foster Farm

A look at the green movement from historic preservation to renewable energy

Saving money, eating healthy, preserving our homes… the green movement speaks to a current day consumer climate that favors recycling, preservation and home grown over plastics and preservatives. More...

Free Motivational Program for Women with Cancer

Support Connection, Inc., a non-profit organization offering free, confidential support services and programs for women affected by breast and ovarian cancer, presents "Launch Back Into Life," a free three-part workshop series designed to help wome More...

Those Wonderful Wooly Bears: Caterpillar Program at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Saturday, October 4 at 10am, join Environmental Educator and Curator of Living Exhibits, Pam Golben at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, 20 Kenridge Farm Drive, Cornwall to learn all about Those Wonderful Wooly Bears More...

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Presents The Hudson: America's River

Join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Thursday, October 2, 7:30pm at Painter's Tavern, 266 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, for an Evening Speakers Series: The Hudson: America's River. Author Frances F. More...

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement-Graymoor Annual Procession and Blessing of Animals

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will hold their annual Procession and Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Graymoor in Garrison. The event honoring St. More...

Hudson Valley Hospital Center Conducts Its Annual Medical Emergency Drill in Cooperation with Entergy

Prepare for Problems, Expect Good Outcomes

It looked like the real thing — ambulance and all — but the "patient" was merely playing one and the "blood" — well it was anything but what was going on recently at Hudson Valley Hospital Center was the annual drill conducted wit More...

Temple Beth-El Holds Annual Food Drive

On Wednesday evening October 8, (Kol Nidre), the USY of Temple Beth-El, 118 Grand Avenue, will be collecting canned or packaged food for our annual Food Drive benefiting Dutchess Outreach, a local Food Pantry. More...

Sheriff's Sergeant Graduates From FBI National Academy

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the graduation of Sergeant Francis P. Christian from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia on September 12, 2008. More...

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