Dutchess Christian Women’s Club to Hold August Luncheon

   The Dutchess County Christian Women Full Story

Things You Should Know About Children’s Grief and What You Can Do to Help

   The death of a loved one is a particularly challenging time for everyone including children and teens. Full Story

Empire State College’s Hudson Valley Center to Hold Information Sessions

   Empire State College, of the State University of New York, will hold public information sessions about its undergraduate programs on Wednesday, August 4 at noon and Thursday, August 26 at 6 pm at its Hudson Valley Center, 200 North Central Avenue, Ha Full Story


Christine Bonacio to Celebrate 104th Birthday

   Special Birthday greetings are being sent to Christine Montrastelle Bonacio, formerly of Stone Street, Cold Spring, who will celebrate her 104th birthday on August 4, 2004. Full Story

PHC to Offer Free Breastfeeding Class

   On Thursday, August 5th, from 7 to 8:30 pm, Putnam Hospital Center Full Story

Putnam Community Service Network Seeking Nominations

   The Putnam Community Service Network, an organization of public and private not for profit human service providers, will host their Annual Awards Breakfast on Friday, October 4, 2004, 9 am at Guideposts in Carmel. Full Story

Annual Chess Tournament to Take Place at John Jay Homestead

   John Jay Homestead State Historic Site and the Max Pavey Chess Club will hold the thirtieth annual John Jay Homestead Chess Tournament on Labor Day, Monday September 6. Full Story

Cancer Society/Man to Man Meeting Scheduled

   The Dutchess County Unit of the American Cancer Society and the Man to Man Prostate Cancer Education & Information Support Program announces a regularly scheduled meeting, held August 5, 2004 at 6 pm, in the Central Hudson Auditorium, Poughkeepsi Full Story

Putnam Humane Puts on Third Annual Dog Wash

   The Putnam Humane Society is calling all the dirty dogs to its Third Annual Dog Wash on Sunday, August 15th, from 10:30 Full Story

Senior Menu

Cold Spring Friendship Center - 265-3952
Putnam Valley Friendship Center - 528-2662

   Thursday - Lemon herbed chicken, seasoned brown rice, carrot coins, raisin scones, pears. Full Story

Talk of the Town

   The West Point Security seems to be getting tighter and tighter - just ask any of the River Rats from Building Boats, Building Bridges. Full Story

Local Athletes Participating in a Combined Baseball Team

   Over the summer many of our young baseball fanatics look to continue playing on summer teams. However, these teams are hard to find and participating on one usually means much traveling. Full Story

Learn to Dodge & Shoot in Lacrosse

   Progressive lacrosse skills will be taught during the Philipstown Recreation Department Full Story

Pop Warner Starts on August 2

   The Philipstown Hawks will begin practice for the 2004 season on Monday, August 2nd at 6 pm, Mayors Park, River Road in Cold Spring. Full Story

Carmella "Millie" Scalpi

   Carmella "Millie" Scalpi, age 86 of Fishkill, NY died on Wednesday July 21, 2004 at St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. Full Story

Elbert "Burt" L. Murphy

   Elbert "Burt" L. Murphy, a long time Cold Spring resident, died at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla on Friday, July 16, 2004 after battling leukemia. Full Story

Eleanor Eliza Dushin

   Russell and Elizabeth Dushin of Garrison are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Eleanor Eliza on July 19, 2004. Maternal grandparents are Rolf and Elizabeth Glasfeld of Mystic, CT. Full Story

Zachary Wilson Kuttruf

   Zachary Wilson Kuttruf, son of Jennifer and Bruce Kuttruf, born on June 23, 2004, was welcomed home by big brother Kyle and big sister Cassandra. The family lives in Putnam Valley. Full Story

Michael Anthony Holowiak

   Tammy and David Holowiak of Putnam Valley are the proud parents of Michael Anthony, born on June 23, 2004. Julie and Lawrence Zarcone, maternal grandparents, live in Putnam Valley. Paternal grandparents Nellie and Peter Holowiak hail from Mahopac. Full Story

Victor John Versace, Jr.

   Peekskill parents Laura and Victor John Versace proudly announce the birth of their son, Victor John, Jr., on June 20, 2004. Maternal grandmother JoAnn Coogan is from Mahopac and paternal grandfather John Coogan is from Yorktown Heights. Full Story

Connor Matthew Reilly

   Connor Matthew was born June 18, 2004 to proud parents Colleen and John Reilly of Putnam Valley. Maternal grandmother is Cathy O Full Story

Madison Elizabeth Chiera

   Cold Spring parents Cindy and Frank Chiera proudly announce the birth of their daughter Madison Elizabeth on July 11, 2004. Maternal grandparents, Dr. Full Story


Garden of Wishes Fulfills Their Dreams

   Students from the first grade classes at the Garrison School spent time collecting and preparing baskets for children who would visit the United States. Full Story

Haldane Announces Renewed Free and Reduced Price Meal Program

Applies for continued exemption for breakfast program

   Haldane School has announced that hey have requested an exemption for their school breakfast program for the 2004-2005 school year. According to the school district, low participation in the program has prompted this request. Full Story

Rensselaer Polytech Announces Dean’s List Students from Garrison and Cold Spring

Lisa M. Stewart, Hudson L. Brower and Anthony Malacarne named

   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced the names of students who made the Institute Full Story

DCC Adult Student Orientation Begins Aug. 24 at Dutchess South Campus

   The Dutchess Community College Office of Counseling and Career Services will host a non-traditional/adult student (age 23 or older) Open House and College Orientation on Tuesday, August 24, 6 pm, at Dutchess South, DCC Full Story

Legislators Consider Addition of Deputy Highway Commissioner

CSEA and County reach contract agreement

   At the July 13 meeting of the Personnel Committee of the Putnam County Legislature, Committee Chairman Sam Oliverio, Jr. opened a discussion about possibly adding a Deputy under Highway and Facilities Commissioner Harold Gary. Full Story

Mayor Phillips Voices Concerns About Haldane Construction at Village’s Monthly Meeting

   At the monthly meeting of the Cold Spring Village Board on July 13, Mayor Anthony Phillips expressed concern about potential disruptions from the Haldane construction project that began recently. Full Story

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