Talk of the Town

   Congratulations Philipstown for the great turnout at the Summer Blood Drive at No. Highlands Fire Dept.! Officials report that they collected 40 more pints of blood this August than last. Full Story

Desmond-Fish Library Book Sale Offers Something for Everyone

   More books than ever before have been donated to the Friends of the Desmond-Fish Library annual book sale, which will run from Saturday August 21st through Sunday, August 29th. Full Story

Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival Scheduled for August 15

   The Beacon Sloop Club Corn Festival will be held Sunday, August 15th rain or shine from noon to 6 pm at the south side of the Beacon Harbor (very close to the Beacon Train Station). Full Story

Galef Introduces Legislation Requiring Governor and Legislators to Stay in Albany Until Budgets are Adopted

   Assemblywoman Sandy Galef recently introduced legislation requiring that all members of the legislature and the Governor of New York remain in Albany until a budget is passed. Full Story

Temple Beth Shalom Announces Annual Flea Market

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American Heritage Festival Provides Something for Everyone!

   The Museum of the Hudson Highlands presents its third annual American Heritage Festival, 10 am to 5 pm on October 2 at Kenridge Farm on Route 9W. Full Story

Galef Calls on NRC to Meet With Officials Re: New Secrecy Policy on Nukes

   On August 5, 2004 State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to meet with local elected officials to explain the new policy of secrecy on nuclear plants that the agency has initiated. Full Story

Support Connection Announces Start of Registration for 10th Anniversary Walk

   Support Connection, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, announces the start of registration for the 3-mile l0th Anniversary Support-A-Walk, to be held Sunday, October Full Story

Taking Your Pet Along For The Ride

Travel Tips for Pet Owners Hitting the Road on Vacation

   We are now in the peak vacation season and many dogs and cats are joining their owners for family vacations and weekend getaways. Full Story

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Cory Valentine Weds

   Cory Valentine, son of Daniel and Carol Valentine married Jaime Hass, daughter of Aileen & John Diehl on July 27, 2004 in Disney World, Florida. Full Story


Lauren Smith Engaged to Wed Eric Speidel

   William and Patti Smith of Garrison, NY, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren, to Eric Speidel, the son of David and Sallie Speidel of Bethlehem, PA. Full Story

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Hudson Highlands Land Trust Launches Streamwalk

   Streamwalk is a volunteer based stream monitoring program that serves two purposes: natural resource assessment and community involvement and education. Full Story

Cold Spring Merchants Association Creates Old Fashioned Fun

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Putnam Community Service Network Awards Breakfast Planned

   The Putnam Community Service Network, an organization of public and private not for profit human service and community providers, will be hosting their Annual Awards Breakfast on Friday, October 8, 2004, 9 am, at Guideposts, Seminary Hill Road in Car Full Story

Coin Collectors to Meet August 17th

   The Croton River Numismatic Society of Carmel, New York (a Coin Club) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 in the Guideposts Cafeteria located on Seminary Hill Road in Carmel at 8 pm. Full Story

Free Space Open to Nonprofit Groups at Guideposts Tag Sale

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William Lilburne of Garrison to Attend Rochester Institute of Technology

   William Lilburne, son of Cathy and David Lilburne of Garrison Landing, has enrolled for fall 2004 admission at Rochester Institute of Technology. Lilburne will major in engineering in RIT Full Story

Sun Protection Advice Offered by Lighthouse International

Be Sure to Wear Those Sunglasses Whenever You are Outdoors

   Sunglasses have become a veritable fashion accessory for savvy women and men of all ages. But, do we fully realize the vital role they play in protecting the eyes? Full Story

Get Educated on Section 529 College Savings Plans

Advice from CPA

   College education costs continue to spiral upward. For many families, Section 529 plans are a sensible and tax savvy way to meet future education expenses. Full Story

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Katelin Alanna Conley and Jedidiah Ray Stone Had a July Wedding

   Katelin Alanna Conley, granddaughter of Charles Conley Sr. and Grace Conley, and John and Jane Hannon of Cold Spring was married on July 2, 2004. Full Story

Tour de Putnam Cycling Festival to be Held

   The Putnam Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the Eighth Annual Tour de Putnam Cycling Festival to be held on Sunday, August 29, 2004. Full Story

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Fourth Annual John J. Harvey Blue Links Tour of the Historic Hudson River 2004 Hudson River Trip August 11 - 23

   Hudson River communities exist because of the Hudson River, which connects towns and cities throughout New York. Full Story


Putnam Valley Stages Town Day Parade

   The sparse turnout at the July 31 Putnam Valley Town Day parade did not detract from the smart, neatly uniformed color guards, marching bands, firefighters and Emergency Medical Service volunteers from marching down Oscawana Lake Road and showing off Full Story

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