October 15, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Additional Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus

The Putnam County Department of Health received notification from the New York State Department of Health that three more crows have been laboratory confirmed having the West Nile virus. More...

Putnam County Board of Elections Announce Additional Office Hours for Absentee Voting

The Board of Elections' regular business hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, however they will be open on the following additional hours for absentee voting: -Tue. Oct. 21 - 5pm-7pm -Thu. Oct. 23 - 5pm-7pm -Sat. Oct. More...

Cold Spring Village Homes are Needed for Candlelight Tour

$750 cash prize awarded to Best House on 6th Annual Cold Spring by CandlelightTour

Cold Spring by Candlelight, the annual fundraiser and holiday event in the Village of Cold Spring, is set for Saturday, December 6, 2008 and houses are needed to complete this year's event. More...

Three of the Head-Turners at the Styling for a Cure Benefit

Showing off their "new do's" at the recent Styling for a Cure benefit to raise funds for the American Cancer Society at The Julia Butterfield Library are Krista Manzoeillo, Sophia Scanga and Melissa Scanga. More...

Free All-Day Workshop on Natural Health and Healing For Women With Cancer

Support Connection, Inc., a non-profit organization offering free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, presents "Approaches to Natural Health and Healing" on Saturday, November 8, from 9 am - More...

Fun-filled "Ladies Night Out" in Fishkill to Benefit Cancer Organization

Gather your friends, it's a fun-filled evening for ladies only, to benefit Support Connection, a non-profit organization that provides free support services for women with breast and ovarian cancer. More...

Telephone Support Group For Women With Breast Cancer Begins November 5

Beginning on November 5, 2008, Support Connection, Inc. will offer a monthly support group via toll-free teleconference for women living with breast cancer. The group will take place on the first Wednesday of the month beginning at 8pm (NY time). More...

Share Your Ideas About Improving Transportation for Seniors, People With Disabilities and Low Income New Yorkers

Upcoming Community Planning Workshop will help prioritize spending

Millions of federal grant dollars will become available in New York City, Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley for community transportation services for older adults, people with disabilities and low income individuals. More...

Philipstown Girl Scout Troop 2505 Enjoys Their Visit to Glynwood Center

Girl Scout Troop 2505 recently visited the Glynwood Center. Thanks to Director of Farm and Facilities, Ken Kleinpeter, the girls had a great visit. More...

Fourth Unitarians Host Traces of the Trade Film Screening

The Fourth Unitarian Society of Westchester and The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff, Croton and Ossining are co-hosting the showing of the film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North. More...

Reminder of Local Dept. of Health Flu Vaccine Clinic

On Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at the Garrison Fire Department the Putnam County Department of Health will be offering a flu vaccine clinic to residents of Putnam County over age 18. More...

Westchester Man Charged With Grand Larceny, Criminal Mischief

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Westchester County man who destroyed property at the residence of his ex-girlfriend in Putnam Valley. More...

Local Artists to Exhibit Works at Hudson Valley Hospital Center's Auxiliary Ball

48th Annual Event showcases artwork with a common theme: The Glorious Hudson River Valley

Thirty-eight artists will exhibit original works in various mediums at the 48th Annual Hudson Valley Hospital Center Auxiliary Ball, on Oct. 18, at Boscobel Restoration and Gardens in Garrison. More...

Digital Defensive Driving at the Desmond-Fish Library

Digital Defensive Driving will present an Empire Safety Council Accident Prevention workshop at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 9:45am to 3:45pm. More...

Community Workshop on Fibromyalgia at the Desmond-Fish Library

Dr. Paul Kastuk of Putnam Valley is a wellness chiropractor who has taken a special interest in helping people with fibromyalgia. More...

Enjoy Free Fall Events at Scenic Hudson Parks

Self-guided "ParkQuests" encourage exploration anytime

Let the beauty and drama of fall in the valley motivate you to join some fun events in Scenic Hudson parks. More...

The White House of Fishkill is Host to Next Dutchess Putnam Restaurant Association Meeting

The Dutchess Putnam Restaurant & Tavern Association will hold its monthly business luncheon on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 beginning at 1pm at The White House, 1109 Main St., Fishkill. More...

Blessing and Planting of Spring Bulbs at Graymoor

In the spirit of St. More...

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Weekend Nature Program: For the Birds!

On Saturday, November 1 at 10am, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, Muser Drive off Angola Road, Cornwall to learn how to make festive garlands and fun simple bird feeders to decorate outdoor trees that will fee More...

A New Year and a New Rabbi for First Hebrew

The Jewish New Year, which according to this year's lunar calendar began late last month, brings Jewish people the opportunity to "wipe the slate clean," to be forgiven for past sins, and start anew. More...

Upcoming Blood Drive Honors Candy Zgolinski

Friday November 7 Event at Haldane Acknowledges School Nurse who has helped collect over 3,000 pints of blood during her tenure

Ann (Candy) Zgolinski has been on a life saving mission since she went back to school in her late 40's to become a nurse. Imagine, having the strength of character and the necessary will and determination to take on such a challenge in mid life. More...

Hudson Highlands Land Trust and Teatown Partner Again to Host 4th Annual Sustainability Expo November 8

This Year's Highlight: Sustainable Communities

On Saturday, November 8, 2008, the Hudson Highlands Land Trust and Teatown Lake Reservation will sponsor their 4th Annual Sustainability Exposition at The Garrison from 9am to 1pm. As always, this event is free and open to the public. More...

138 Employees, 9 Retirees Honored by Putnam Hospital Center

One hundred thirty-eight employees who work at Putnam Hospital Center were recently recognized at a dinner reception for their years of service to the Carmel hospital. More...

Teddy Bear PJ Party Draws Lots of Kids to Putnam Hospital Center

Dressed in their pajamas and clutching their personal teddy bears and pillows, area children flocked to the recent Teddy Bear Pajama Party sponsored by the Mothers Club of Putnam Hospital Center. More...

Free Coin and Stamp Appraisals in Carmel October 25

The Croton River Numismatic Society of Carmel, a coin club, will once again offer the free appraisal of U.S. More...

Peekskill Man Charged with Unlicensed Driving, Fleeing Scene of Accident

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a City of Peekskill man, a citizen of Equitorial Guinea, after he fled the scene of a traffic accident in Putnam Valley and was determined to have been driving while his license is suspended. More...

Jazz Vespers This Saturday at First Presbyterian

Come enjoy great jazz music at Jazz Vespers this Saturday, October 18 at 5:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St., Cold Spring. More...

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