December 2, 2009 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Religious Services

ST. MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE HIGHLANDS 1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring Fr. Shane Scott- Hamblen, Rector, 265-2539 Mr. Ron Greene, Senior Warden, 265-3624 stmaryscoldspring. dioceseny.org Sun. More...

Our Lady Of Loretto Parish Prepares for Advent

The Catholic Church has her own special liturgical year and calendar in which she represents history and what she believes to be the unchanging mysteries of salvation. Though the mysteries do not change, we do. More...

St. Mary's Hosts Holiday Fair and Open House

December 5 and 6 will be a particularly busy weekend at Cold Spring's St. Maryin the- Highlands Episcopal Church. More...

80th Anniversary Benefit Concert at Beacon Hebrew

The Beacon Hebrew Alliance, located at 331 Verplanck Avenue in Beacon, is sponsoring a benefit concert on Saturday, December 12, at 7pm, in honor of its 80th anniversary. More...

Troop 2914 Enjoys a Day in the Big Apple

Sharon DiPalo Cold Spring's Girl Scouts Troop 2914 got into the holiday spirit with a trip into Manhattan last week. More...

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen

On December 16, 1775, the beloved author Jane Austen was born. Stop by the Howland Public Library on December 16, from noon until 2pm, and help celebrate the occasion with tea and birthday cake. More...

Honored for their Service to the Community

Margaret O'Sullivan Lori and Jim Ely of Riverview were honored with the 2009 Elizabeth Todd Healy Volunteer Service Award for their "long tradition of generosity to the people and institutions of Philipstown" at the recent Thanksgiving Celebration Se More...

Surprise Lake Camp Unveils New Solar Energy System

Cold Spring's Surprise Lake Camp, one of New York's leading Jewish sleepaway camps, has harnessed the power of the sun with the installation of a 20 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system at its facility in Cold Spring. More...

Intervention Council to Convene

The next meeting of the above Council has been scheduled for December 11, 2009, commencing at 10am, in Classroom #1 at the Putnam County Training & Operations Center, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY 10512. More...

Putnam Hospital Center Imposes Visitor Restrictions

In an effort to protect its patients from exposure to the seasonal and 2009 H1N1 (swine) influenza virus, Putnam Hospital Center has enacted new, more stringent visitor restrictions. More...

Rebuilding of 'Bridge #3' Completed in Fahnestock

Anyone who hikes or walks on School Mountain Road in Fahnestock State Park knows about Bridge #3, which was devastated by Tropical Storm Floyd in 1999. Subsequent rain storms added to its further demise. More...

Traffic Arrests in Cold Spring and Putnam Valley

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of motorists countywide on vehicle and traffic misdemeanor charges. More...

How Not-for-Profits Can Leverage the Web

Social media is not only changing the way organizations get their message out, but also how they raise funds and awareness for their mission. More...

Chuck Norris Visits Philipstown

In November, world famous martial artist Chuck Norris visited Philipstown with his wife, Gena Norris. More...

Toys for Tots Drive Kicks Off in Cold Spring

The newspaper office at 86 Main Street has been a Toys for Tots collection site here in Cold Spring for as long as anyone can remember. More...

Living Nativity is Enacted at Saunders' Farm

The annual pageant of the Christmas story will again be hosted by Risi and Sandy Saunders on Old Albany Post Road and Philipse Brook Road. It will take place at 4pm on Saturday, December 12. More...

Tree Lighting Ceremony Starts Hospice Fundraiser

On Friday, November 6, a spirited crowd gathered at the Jefferson Valley Mall for Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam's 21st Annual Tree of Life tree lighting ceremony. More...

Coming Events

ONGOING: Cold Spring Farmers' Market, relocating indoors for the winter, Dec-May to Philipstown Community Center at Glenclyffe, Route 9D, Garrison, Saturdays, beginning on Dec. 5, 8:30am-1:30pm. Open until noon only on Dec. 5 & 12. More...

Santa Claus to Grace the Halls of Butterfield Library

Jolly Ol' St. Nick will take a break from his busy schedule to visit the Butterfield Library on Saturday, December 5, at 12 noon. More...

Career Change Workshop Offered at Desmond-Fish

On Monday, December 7, at 2:30pm, Liz Taylor of the New York State Department of Labor will present a free career change workshop at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison. More...

Health and Safety are the Focus of PVMS Wellness Fair

The Putnam Valley Wellness Fair is an annual event sponsored by the Putnam Valley Health Advisory Council. This year's event was led once again by Mrs. More...

Christmas Victorian Tea Celebrated at Mount Gulian

Mount Gulian Historic Site, Fishkill, invites children and adults to its Children's Christmas Victorian Tea, Wednesday, December 30, from noon until 2pm. More...

Hartford Steps Down as Building Inspector

James Hartford, a partner at River Architects in Cold Spring, recently resigned from his position as as the Village of Cold Spring Building Inspector. More...

Health Department Schedules Two Additional H1N1 Clinics

The Putnam County Department of Health will be holding two additional public H1N1 flu vaccine (swine flu) clinics for identified high risk individuals (see below). Only H1N1 vaccine will be available at this clinic. More...

Town Of Kent Man Charged With Public Lewdness

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrest of a Town of Kent man who had publicly exposed himself at a Town of Patterson parking lot. More...

Christmas Party Set For Next Highland Garden Club Meeting

The Highland Garden Club of Cold Spring will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 8, beginning at 1pm at the Julia L. Butterfield Library. More...

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