December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Graymoor

Each year the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor offer different ways to celebrate the Christmas holidays with events and programs that focus on the reality behind the season. 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, 8:30am-1:30pm. More...

Outward Bound Donates Storage to Historical Society

At long last, the storage problem for the Putnam County Historical Society (PCHS) has been solved. Outward Bound Inc. has donated the use of four air-controlled storage spaces at their headquarters at Mystery Point in Garrison. More...

Westchester Singers Looking for New Chorus Members

Currently in its 55th season, the Westchester Concert Singers is extending an invitation to singers in all voice parts (S, A, T, B) to become members. More...

Christmas Time in Cold Spring

They strung the lights down Main Street and the Storm King's dressed in white Breakneck Ridge has gotten slippery still the views are outta sight. More...

Pageant of Faith at Our Lady of Loretto

Under the direction of 2nd grade Catechist, Teresa Carlson, twenty-nine children participated in a delightful Christmas Pageant on Sunday afternoon at Our Lady of Loretto Church. More...

'Silent Night': A History

A reader submitted the following: 'The hymn "Silent Night" was written on the day before Christmas, 1818, in Oberndorf, a tiny village in the Bavarian mountains that had been cut off from the rest of the world by a severe blizzard. More...

Goals and Budget Continue to Occupy Garrison Board

At its December 16 meeting, the Garrison School Board continued ongoing discussion of its goals for the coming years. More...

Santa Makes a Practice Run

Kids' faces were aglow across western Putnam as Santa made a dry run through local communities on Sunday. Local fire departments provided transportation to ensure that Santa's reindeer will be well rested for Christmas Eve, a few short days away. More...

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 Thu. Dec. More...

Hudson Valley Interfaith Effort Aids New Orleans

For the past two years, St. Philip's Church in Garrison has organized building trades professionals and other volunteers from the local community to contribute to the rebuilding of post-Katrina New Orleans. More...

A 'Clear' Gingerbread House Winner

Pictured right is Michael Byro's cowinning entry in the Beacon Business Association/ Beacon Community Arts Association's gingerbread decorating contest, a model of the Sloop Clearwater. More...

NRC Looks at Indian Point Steam Release

On November 2, up to 850,000 gallons of steam escaped the Indian Point nuclear power plant over 42 hours. The steam contained small amounts of tritium, a cancer-causing radioactive isotope. More...

Community Gives Generously to Toys for Tots

Caroline Balducc i The PCN&R's overflowing collection box was indicative of the record levels this year for Toys for Tots donations. More...

Home for the Holidays

Essay Contest Winners

For the writer Washington Irving, Christmas was "a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart." What does "home" mean to you during the holiday season, bearing in mind that there are those, in More...

Night Before Christmas

Elise Matich ' Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. More...

The Listening Room Celebrates Two Years of Original Live Music

It was a homecoming, a hootenanny, and an emotional affirmation of support for the future of music in Cold Spring. More...

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