January 28, 2009 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Hudson Valley Technology Development Center Announces Availability of NY State Grant

Open to businesses state-wide utilizing "Clean Tech"

HVTDC, the Hudson Valley Technology Development Center in Fishkill, (www.hvtdc.org) announced that a "Skills Training & Education Program (STEP)" grant is available from the New York State Department of Labor. Thomas G. Phillips, Sr. More...

'Managing Defiant Behavior' Skill-Building Series

Registrations are now being accepted for the seven-session skill-building series, "Managing Defiant Behavior", provided by Mental Health America of Dutchess County, 253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to May 12, 2009 More...

A Call to Men Raising Children, Teens and Grandchildren

Registrations are now being accepted for a Men's Round Table discussion group. More...

Fishkill Creek's Monthly Meeting Date Set

The Fishkill Creek Watershed Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, February 2 from 7-9pmin the East Fishkill Community Library Rt. 376. The public is invited. For more information, visit FishkillCreekWatershed. More...

Take the Free Way with IRS' Free File

If you have access to a computer and the Internet you may be eligible to prepare and file your 2008 federal tax return electronically — for free. Free File is an easy way to file your taxes and get your refund in half the time. More...

36th Annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Volunteers Sought in the Fight Against Cancer

You can fight cancer by giving the Gift of Hope or even a Boyds Bear with a bunch of fresh cut daffodils. The American Cancer Society's 36th Annual Daffodil Days is seeking volunteers to assist in various roles between now and March. More...

Franciscan Friars of the Atonement Adult Bible Studies

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are presenting adult Bible Studies Wednesday mornings (except April 15) from 9:30 to 11: 15 through May. Participants are welcome to attend Mass immediately following at 11:30am in St. Pius X Chapel. More...

Putnam Family & Community Services Hosts an Open House for Family Support and Advocacy

Putnam Family & Community Services invites you to take a closer look at Family Support and Advocacy, their program assisting children with emotional or mental health troubles and their families. More...

Reed Library Donates Hundreds of Books to Birthing Center at Putnam Hospital Center

As part of its Babies and Books Program designed to encourage new mothers to give their children a love of reading by starting them off as newborns, the Reed Memorial Library in Carmel recently donated over 300 pairs of books to the Birthing Center More...

Hudson Highlands Girl Scouts Visit the VA

On Saturday, December 20, braving the snowy, icy weather, about 25 Hudson Highlands Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families visited the VA nursing home in Montrose. The residents enjoyed singing holiday carols along with the Scouts. More...

February 13 Blood Drive to Honor Emergency Service Volunteers of Philipstown

The Winter Community Blood drive will honor all emergency service volunteers of Philipstown: the four fire companies from Continental Village, Garrison, Cold Spring and North Highlands as well as the two ambulance corps from Garrison and Cold Sprin More...

Volunteers from St. Philip's Church Return Once Again to Assist in New Orleans

Philipstown volunteers sponsored by St. Philip's Church recently brought new hope to New Orleans residents with paint, hammers, nails, and hard work. With the support of St. More...

Workshop on Parenting the 'Explosive' Child at Mental Health America

Registrations are now being accepted for the five-session skill-building series, "Parenting the Explosive Child", provided by Mental Health America of Dutchess County, beginning Tuesday, February 17, 2009 to March 17, 2009. More...

Dessert and Learn Event at Temple Beth-El

The Sisterhood of Temple Beth-El, 118 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, is having Dessert and Learn event on Tuesday evening February 17 at 7:30pm after minyan. For further information contact Sara Lowenstein at lowenste24@optonline.net. More...

West Point to Participate in FDR Celebration

A contingent of cadets and Soldiers from West Point will participate in the 127th birthday ceremony honoring former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park, on Friday, Jan. 30 at 3pm. More...

Tricky Tracks at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

On Sunday, February 8 at 10am, come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center, entrance temporarily open on 20 Kenridge Farm Drive off Route 9W South, Cornwall, to learn how to recognize animal tracks. More...

February Cancer Support Groups for Women Through Support Connection

Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer. More...

Love Letters From Wartime Program at National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor presents Love Letters from Wartime on Saturday, February 14, from 1 to 3pm. The program features letters home to loved ones during wartime. Listen to stories of courage, longing and sacrifice. More...

Gunman Being Sought in Brewster Robbery

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports that sheriff's investigators are investigating a reported armed robbery which occurred shortly before 10pm yesterday. More...

Putnam County Customers Give MTA Metro-North Railroad Record High Ratings

Overall customer satisfaction with MTA Metro-North Railroad in its largest market (inbound customers traveling on its Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines) climbed to 94% in 2008, setting a record high for the second year in a row. More...

John Nichter Solos

John Nichter, formerly of Garrison, flew his first solo flight on January 23 at Ulster County Airport. Along with his instructor, Al Schultz, a group of family and friends (including 'Linus,' a dog) celebrated this event with him. More...

Search for Tracks on Hike to Pine Island with Putnam County Land Trust

On Sunday, February 1, 2009, the Putnam County Land Trust and the Friends of the Great Swamp will conduct a hike to Pine Island with Judy Kelley Moberg, naturalist and historian. More...

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