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Rhinebeck Jewish Center breaks ground page 2 SEEING GREEN: The history of golf in Dutchess County page 15

heers went up from locals in-the-know when Orb won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Winning co-owners Stuart Janney III and Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps are the great grandsons of Ruth and Ogden Mills of Mills Mansion in Staatsburg. Orb was the first Derby winner for Janney and Phipps, whose previous entry was in 1989. > >continued on page 3

Celtic Day committee honored Orb owned by great-grandsons page 4 of Ogden and Ruth Mills THIS WEEK’S WEATHER:

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arrested developments BY HV NEWS STAFF

Pine Plains man arrested for possession of obscene material

Defendant John R. Heller, 28, of Pine Plains, was arrested on one count of possession of an obscene performance by a child, a felony. Heller was remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 or $20,000 bond.

Child porn arrest in Poughkeepsie

The New York State Police at Poughkeepsie arrested Jeremy Simpson, 24, of Poughkeepsie, for promoting sexual performance by a child, a class-D felony. The New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit responded to complaints of possible uploading of pornographic images involving children. On April 29, New York State Police executed a search warrant at the subject’s residence and multiple digital devices were seized. A preliminary preview of the contents of the devices revealed numerous pornographic images which involved children. Simpson was remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond. Simpson is scheduled to reappear in the Town of Poughkeepsie Court for further proceedings. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident or other criminal activity in the area is encouraged to contact the state police at 845-677-7300.

Attempted Purse Snatching in Poughkeepsie

On Thursday, May 2, at approximately 3:30 p.m., City of Poughkeepsie Police responded to a reported purse snatching on Main St.

Responding officers interviewed the victim, who stated she was walking westbound on Main St. towards the Poughkeepsie train station. After she passed 110 Main St., a subject approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. The victim resisted and the suspect dragged her through a parking lot. The victim gave the suspect approximately $30 to get him to stop trying to forcefully take her purse. The suspect then fled in a southeasterly direction towards South Perry St. Bystanders attempted to chase the suspect but could not locate him. The suspect was described as a black male, about 5’9” tall, 160 to 175 lbs., mid to late thirties, wearing a large black “Hanes”-type crew neck t-shirt, blue jeans, and a black “du-rag.” He possibly had light facial hair and short dread-locks. He may have been wearing some type of fanny pack, a sweatshirt or a jacket around his waist. Anyone who might have been in the area and witnessed this incident, or has any information about it, is asked to call the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department Detective Division at 845-451-4142.

Criminal impersonation in Red Hook

Red Hook Police arrested John W. Murphy Jr., 24, of Clinton Corners, on Thursday at 8:40 p.m. on South Broadway in the village. Murphy was charged with criminal impersonation and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors and the infraction of having an illegal window tint. Following a traffic stop, Murphy provided officers with a false name and date of birth, and was found to have 18 open suspensions on his driver’s license. He was arraigned in Village Court and released on his own recognizance with a future court date.

Impaired driving in Red Hook

Red Hook Police arrested Andrew H. Tice Jr., 55, of Red Hook. on Saturday at 10:40 p.m. on Rte. 199. Tice was charged

County Executive Marc Molinaro, Under Sheriff Kirk Imperati, Mayor Jim Reardon and County Comptroller Jim Coughlan attend the groundbreaking ceremony. Photo by Jim Langan.

RHINEBECK JEWISH CENTER BREAKS GROUND

BY HV NEWS STAFF The members and friends of the Rhinebeck Jewish Center gathered on a spectacular Sunday morning to officially break ground for the new center. Rabbi Hanoch Hecht welcomed a large gathering to the site just off Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck, near Northern Dutchess Hospital. A number of prominent public officials were in attendance including County Comptroller Jim Coughlan, Dutchess County Under Sheriff Kirk Imperati, Rhinebeck Mayor Jim Reardon and County Executive Marc Molinaro. Mayor Reardon delivered brief remarks before introducing County Executive Molinaro. Upon the conclusion of Molinaro’s remarks, during which he congratulated the congregation, the group assembled for the placing of the stone. The building is already under construction with much of the foundation already dug. After the placing of the stone, people enjoyed cake and other refreshments. with driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs combined, a misdemeanor, possession of marijuana, a violation, and the infractions of driving across hazard markings and failure to keep right. He was processed and released on tickets to appear in town court at a later date.

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• Richard E. Buotte, 27, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a traffic misdemeanor. It was aggravated because he had a blood alcohol content of over 0.18 percent. • Daniel R. Weinberger, 23, of Clinton Corners, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a class-E felony. This was a felony because he was previously convicted of driving while intoxicated within the past 10 years.

criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class-A misdemeanor. • Jackson G. Rockefeller, 18, of Saranac Lake, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a traffic misdemeanor. It was aggravated because he had a blood alcohol content of over 0.18 percent. • Robert Mason, 38, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active bench warrant issued by Dutchess County Court, and an active arrest warrant for a probation violation. • An 18-year-old male from Hyde Park was charged with reckless driving, a traffic misdemeanor. • Robert J. Lundell, 22, of Salt Point, was charged with petit larceny, a class-A misdemeanor, and two counts of trespass, a violation of law.

• Walter Charles Brown, 39, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active arrest warrant issued by Family Court.

• James L. McPhee, 34, of Hyde Park, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, a class-A misdemeanor.

• Ralph W. Smith, 52, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on an active bench warrant issued by Hyde Park Justice Court for

• Thomas E. Andrews, 36, of Hyde Park, was arrested on an active arrest warrant issued by Dutchess County Family Court.


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Ogden Mills, their great grandfather, was a member of The Jockey Club, and he raced horses in the United States and maintained a racing stable in France. Among his successes in that country, he won the 1928 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris with the horse Kantar. Ruth and Ogden Mills had three children, Beatrice, Gladys and Ogden. Gladys Mills married Henry Carnegie Phipps. Henry Phipps founded the wealth management firm Bessemer Trust in 1907. Janney serves as chairman, while Dinny Phipps is its director. He also chairs The Jockey Club, the sport’s governing body that registers thoroughbreds, while Janney is vice chairman. Gladys and her brother, Ogden, established Wheatley Stable, now operated as Phipps Stable, in 1926 and it became one of the preeminent racing and breeding operations in American racing history. The 72-year-old Dinny Phipps first came around Churchill Downs with his grandmother, Gladys Phipps. Her Wheatley Stable campaigned 1957 Derby favorite Bold Ruler, who finished fourth. It was a son of Bold Ruler that turned out to be the family’s toughest bit of racing luck. Dinny’s father, Ogden Phipps, had an arrangement with Penny Chenery’s Meadow Stable to breed two of Chenery’s mares to Phipps’ stallion Bold Ruler in consecutive years. Each group got one of the foals, with the coin toss determining who chose first. Phipps won the toss, but it was the second horse that turned out to

Ogden Mills’ horse Kantar won the 1928 Prix de l’Arc de Triumph in Paris. At right, Ogden Mills on race day at Longchamps Race Course.

be 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. Ogden Phipps sent out Derby runnerup Dapper Dan in 1965. The elder Phipps again finished second in 1989 when heavy favorite Easy Goer couldn’t catch Sunday Silence in the stretch. Dinny had the third-place finisher that year, Awe Inspiring, which was his first and only prior Kentucky Derby starter before Orb. Their latest Derby miss came in 2010. Four years earlier, Dinny Phipps sold a mare named Supercharger for $160,000. She was in foal at the time and the baby born in 2007 would be named Super Saver

and go on to the win Derby. The 64-year-old Janney saw his parents breed race champion filly Ruffian, then endure her tragic death in a match race against Derby winner Foolish Pleasure in 1975. Orb was his first Kentucky Derby starter. Orb, bred and trained in Paris, Kentucky, emerged as the horse to beat in the annual Run for the Roses after winning his four previous races, including the $1 million Florida Derby, one of the key leadup events. The two Mills descendants own the

three-year-old colt in partnership. “It’s really the culmination of horse racing, and I am thrilled to be here today,” Phipps said. Said Janney, “I just couldn’t be more delighted that we’re doing this together.” No sooner had Orb been draped in the traditional garland of red roses after winning the Kentucky Derby, than talk turned to the future. The bay colt now has the chance to win the coveted Triple Crown. The second leg, the Preakness Stakes, will be held in Maryland later this month, followed by the Belmont Stakes in New York in June.

Foreclosed property brought back to life with Hudson River Housing BY HV NEWS STAFF Hudson River Housing held an open house at a home located at 65 South Clinton St. in Poughkeepsie on Thursday, May 2. It showcased the substantial renovation of this property, which is currently for sale. For $200,000, Hudson River Housing invested $500,000 to restore the house. Hudson River Housing began renovations on the property in 2012, utilizing funding from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, NYS HOME Program, Dutchess County HOME program, and NeighborWorks America. The property had been foreclosed on, and poised to sit as a blight on the neighborhood, reducing property values in

the surrounding area. Located prominently at the intersection of South Clinton St. and Hooker Ave., this Victorian residence from the 1880s will now be preserved and once again serve as someone’s home. “Our goal is to put people back into these homes, strengthen investment in the neighborhood, and continue working towards a stronger, more vibrant community,” stated Executive Director Ed Murphy. In addition to this property, eight other foreclosed properties in the City of Poughkeepsie were purchased and rehabbed through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Five of these are also for sale, and three will be managed by Hudson River Housing as rental housing.

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OPINION

GOD, LIFE AND

EVERYTHING BY THE REV. CHUCK KRAMER

Who is Jason Collins?

Friends of Mills Mansion President Caroline Carey presents the Volunteer Award to The Celtic Day Committee, represented by Una Corns, Bill Brogan, Michael Quinn and Jeanne Henderson. Photo by Jim Langan.

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Friends group awards Celtic Day Committee

BY HV NEWS STAFF The Friends Of Mills Mansion held their Annual Meeting and Volunteer Appreciation Day this past Sunday at the Staatsburgh State Historic Site. The Friends’Annual Volunteer Award was presented to the Celtic Day Committee for their 25 year commitment to running the annual event in the fall at the site. The Celtic Day Committee includes Una Corns, Bill Brogan, Michael Quinn, Jeanne Henderson, Shirley Rinaldi, Margo Schumacher and David Conroy. The Friends awarded their annual Preservation Award to Art Gellert for his commitment to supporting the Friends and their ongoing preservation projects. Gellert was named a commissioner of the Taconic Region of State Parks over five years ago, and has worked tirelessly in this role. Will Tatum, Dutchess County Historian, gave a fascinating talk on civilian hostages during the Revolutionary War, one of which was Ruth Mills’ great, great grandmother. Art Gellert, Will Tatum and Caroline Carey chat before the meeting.

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Before last week, I had no idea who Jason Collins was, because I don’t follow basketball. And come on, he plays for the Washington Wizards. If he hadn’t become the first active pro athlete to come out as gay, I still wouldn’t know who is is. Now, once he came out, I had to do a little reading about him. You really couldn’t avoid it, could you? It was everywhere. And what I found out was interesting in at least one aspect. It was a huge yawn by most accounts. Pro athletes were tweeting their support for Jason Collins, and most people were saying things like, “Cool. How’re the Knicks doing?” In other words, it just wasn’t that big a deal to most people. There were, of course, opposing voices. ESPN’s Chris Broussard said he felt it was sinful in a panel discussion on “Outside the Lines.” Some athletes expressed discomfort with the idea of sharing a locker room with a gay man. That’s to be expected. But here’s what’s interesting. Some of the more conservative voices on talk radio side-stepped the issue. They said, “Can we now just stop talking about it? Why’s he even telling us?” I mean, that was Rush Limbaugh. And when was the last time he didn’t want to talk about anything? I’ve read the same on internet comment boards. “Can we just get back to sports?” “Who cares?” “Why’s everyone still on this?” I have a theory. First, I don’t equate Jason Collins’ coming out with Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball (a comparison I’ve seen more than once). Jackie Robinson was really alone out there. He faced death threats from fans and animosity from fellow players. He agreed to step across that color line knowing that it was going to be nasty. Jason Collins, despite being the first active player to come out, probably knew he was on safer ground. The speed with which

attitudes about homosexuality have been changing is truly breathtaking. Society has overwhelmingly and repeatedly said that it’s okay with gays. The voices that just want him to be quiet aren’t overtly saying they oppose gay players. The tide has already turned on that issue. Their desire for silence is an unspoken admission that to launch into a tirade against gays will probably hurt them professionally. And say what you will about Rush, he won’t go on a crusade unless he knows his listeners will back him. In other words, they know that, aside from putting their hands on their ears and shouting, “La la la la la la, I can’t hear you!” there’s nothing they can do. Gays are here (well, they’ve always been here), and that’s not going to change. But that still leaves the question most frequently posed (by my count): Why even talk about it? Why should Jason Collins, or any gay person, come out publicly? It is not to flaunt one’s sex. It is not to push an agenda. It’s not to shove anything in anyone’s face. It is because it’s part of who a person is, and we talk about who we are. I play a sport. I know what it’s like to sit in the locker room with the team and talk. Granted, I play mostly with old guys, so we talk about our spouses, our kids, our jobs. We talk about who we are. When one of my teammates gets married, we all congratulate him. When one had a child, we cheered. When one got cancer, we expressed concern. That’s really it – it’s important to be able to share who you are. That’s what makes a community, after all, and community is something we all want. The Rev. Chuck Kramer is rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park. You can leave a comment for him at rector@ stjameshydepark.org.

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USUALLY RIGHT BY JIM LANGAN

REVENGE OF THE GEEZERS

One of the many peculiar and unintended consequences of this prolonged economic slump is the sudden demand for older workers. It wasn’t too long ago that employers started looking at you funny when you hit 40, and positively gave you the stink-eye at 50. No one dared speak its name, but everyone knew getting older in a youth-driven society wasn’t considered a resume enhancer. It seemed to begin shortly before the tech bubble burst in the ’90s, about the time everyone stopped wearing suits and ties. I still remember seeing guys in polo shirts, looking like Doogie Howser, on CNBC opining on the great economic and business issues of the day and wondering what this little whippersnapper could possibly be bringing to the table. That observation would soon be followed by a skeptical look from certain quarters that screamed, “Poor guy, he just doesn’t get it. This time, it’s different.” Well, a couple of bubbles later, followed by a financial meltdown have put an end to most of that nonsense. More and more employers are concluding it makes more sense to hire an older, more experienced person than some young kid with little or no experience. Duh? I’ve been squawking about that for years. Experience is about the only thing in the world you can’t buy or fake. Whether you’re a plumber or a doctor, the longer you’ve been doing something the more likely you are to have seen most of it, if not all of it. I recall when my daughter was in grade school she fell and broke her neck. At the hospital, a gaggle of residents and young doctors recommended immediate

spinal surgery. They showed me the x-ray which clearly indicated a severe break. I was in a panic and ready to defer to their medical expertise. Shortly thereafter, my then-wife appeared and wisely suggested we get an opinion from the chief of staff. A gray haired doctor soon appeared and told us surgery wasn’t necessary because in children under 13 years of age, the cartilage surrounding the spinal cord will gradually move the vertebrae back in line if left alone. He was right, and my daughter was fine after a few weeks in a brace. There is something to be said about a little snow on the roof being as valuable as a fire in the belly. Charles Wardell, CEO of search firm Witt/Kiefer says, “Experience is back in vogue in a big way. Companies are seeking seasoned executives 65 and older.” As well they should. In addition to valuable experience, the older worker brings maturity and perspective not often found in younger workers. And unlike a few years ago when companies were phasing out older workers because they felt they could replace them with younger workers willing to work for less, those days are over too. Companies are smaller and flatter today. An older worker can likely work for less and executives have learned the older worker can do a better job in most cases than a room full of college graduates. Older workers have also lived a lot of their lives and are financially secure and can focus almost entirely on the job at hand. Children, divorces and other personal issues are likely behind them at that point in life. That’s as it should be. Most societies revere their elders and avail themselves of their life experience. Americans have for too long treated their elders as disposable, and rarely seek out their opinions after they age out of the work force. Well, I’m glad employers are finally seeing the light. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

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EDITORIAL

WHAT IS THE HYDE PARK PLANNING BOARD THINKING? In what appears to be an act of political desperation and blatant hypocrisy, the Hyde Park Planning Board will be holding a public hearing at 7 p.m. on May 15th to consider a proposal to allow Mavis Tire to construct a seven bay tire shop on the site of an old gas station, next door to Sweet’s Funeral Home. In addition to Sweet’s, a noisy facility like that would be incredibly disruptive to the neighboring Methodist Church, as well as Regina Coeli, to say nothing of the impact such an establishment would have on the adjoining residential neighborhood. Many residents have contacted us to express their opposition to this very bad idea. People seem to be asking one thing – Why would the town allow them to put a tire shop there? Can you imagine the sounds of air guns on tire lugs as people gather to pay their respects at Sweet’s or during a funeral service? Unfortunately, the consideration of this plan smacks of political desperation. The current town board is so desperate to attract a new business to Hyde Park that they are willing to throw Sweet’s and that neighborhood under the bus. We’re all for new business, but not at the expense of businesses and residents already here. It is also worth remembering that the chairman of the planning board, Michael Dupree, is the same person who recruited the current town board in his capacity as secretary for the Hyde Park Democratic Town Committee, and thus has a stake in their real or perceived success. What is also clear is had this proposal been put forward by a Republican administration, Dupree along with Aileen Rohr and her board would have fought it tooth and nail. We oppose this project and condemn the cynical politics behind it. We urge Hyde Park residents to show up at the public hearing and let them known how you feel. There are plenty of sites in Hyde Park more suitable for a noisy, dirty commercial enterprise like this.

TO THE EDITOR: Hyde Park is going downhill fast. The Amish Market and the old Molloy Pharmacy have been empty for years, the Dollar Plus store is gone, and the old Stop & Shop has been abandoned. The latest blow is Pete’s Famous, gone after 20 years and taxed and regulated to death. Also, the Dodge dealership is gone and I could probably name others. A business disaster and the only grocery in town, Stop & Shop also happens to be, along with A&P, the costliest places to buy groceries in the state. We need a real dollar store, like Dollar Tree or Dollar General, and a low price grocery store such as Shop Rite or Aldi. Aldi is the cheapest and I now have to go to Kingston or Wappinger Falls to go to one. The only stores I like, and patronize, are McDonalds and the Friehoffer bakery outlet next to it. Milk at Friehoffer’s is $1.69 for a half gallon, and it is $2.29 to $2.49 at Stop & Shop. This is just one example. Let’s fill up these vacant stores with true value leaders. It’s a real shame that Shop Rite moved out of town. To be fair, Hyde Park has a fine library which I use a lot. Ken Krauer Salt Point TO THE EDITOR: I am a native of Rhinebeck and, like others, I was saddened by the closing of our 55-year-old Northern Dutchess Pharmacy. As a long retired mail carrier (33 years), I often stopped by to chat with Gus Vernon, George Vernon’s father. I delivered all the mail to the businesses on East Market Street back then. When Pete’s Famous was the Kopper Kettle, Ruth Clark gave me free coffee as she did with the village cops and any troopers that stopped in. I have many memories as I look back over 86 years. As we all know now, CVS replaced Kilmers IGA 12 years ago and our Rhinebeck Hardware Store was sold. We still have Stickle’s and we hope it sticks around a while. All in all, these changes are okay. I will say us seniors have to adapt to change in our lives and be grateful if we have good health and are still active. Robert Milroy Rhinebeck

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• Rob Rolison, the popular chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature, told WKIP’s Tom Sipos the other day that he would consider being a candidate for the state senate seat currently held by Terry Gipson and previously held by Steve Saland. In an appearance on “Hudson Valley Focus,” Rolison indicated he was giving the race serious consideration, but was concentrating in the short term on his November re-election. • The uncle of “Suspect #1” in the marathon bombings arrived in Massachusetts to claim his nephew’s corpse and prepare his body for a Muslim burial. Authorities had released the cretin’s body to a Worcester funeral home for burial by his family. People soon gathered outside the funeral home in protest. How about an unmarked grave in Chechnya? • Do you love the 14-year-old kid in suburban Chicago who hired a hooker over the internet while his parents were away? The hooker told Mr. Suave to take his pants off and wait for her in his room. He did and then she pepper sprayed him and stole his money and iPod. Fabulous! • Maybe cheating in baseball didn’t begin with steroids. Someone recently x-rayed a bat that belonged to Mickey Mantle in 1964 and found it was corked. That might account for some of those tape measure home runs. • Remember that annoying rap duo Kris Kross? They wore their clothes backwards and had one hit song, “Jump” in the ‘90s. Well, they won’t be hitting the comeback trail because Chris Kelly, aka Kris, died last week at 34. Cause of death was not announced. • A couple in Boynton Beach, Fla. gave new meaning to the drink “sex on the beach” last week. Ward Powell, 53, met 34-year-old Tanya Wheeler in a bar, and then they decided to hit

the beach and get busy. Someone called the cops with a noise complaint and they were arrested. Powell said simply, “I knew it was wrong but one thing just led to another.”

• A middle school in Readington, New Jersey has banned strapless gowns from their eighth-grade prom saying they are sexually provocative. I have a better idea. How about no prom for 12 and 13-year-old kids who are just entering puberty? Let’s not sexualize them any earlier than our sex obsessed culture already does.

• Nutty Nancy Pelosi said last week that she thinks Hillary Clinton is the most qualified presidential candidate in history and that she prays every night for her to run in 2016. I pray every night that Pelosi gets run over by a solar powered car. • A group of first-rate conservatives is looking to right the ship of state of the Dutchess County Conservative Party. The party has been plagued with some nasty infighting and a few nutty characters, but is said to be on the rebound. Former Fishkill Police Chief Al Brilliant tells me there will be a big Conservative Party brunch on May 19 at 11a.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand. The guest speaker is former New York Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey. For tickets call 845-897-4291. • There’s not much going right in Hyde Park these days but the outstanding work of the volunteer Visual Environment Beautification Committee has certainly brightened the mood. They’re the folks, led by Troy Franke and Monica Relyea, who have planted 10,000

• If you were anywhere near Rte. 9 last weekend, you’d have thought someone rolled back the calendar five or six decades. With the car show in Rhinebeck, it was a never ending parade of vintage cars and motorcycles. You could put a folding chair out on Rte. 9 and save yourself the admission fee. daffodils in Hyde Park in the last few years, with an ultimate goal of 50,000. They’ve been in full bloom all along Rte. 9 (See page 14).

• We hear Pleasant Valley is about to green light 250 new homes to be built near the Taconic. Hey, it beats foreclosures and empty storefronts.

• The lovely Caroline and I had a fabulous lunch at Arielle in Rhinebeck last week. They have a pre-fixe luncheon special that features a choice of appetizers, entrees and desert. It’s elegant, the service is terrific and so is the people watching. The kicker is it’s only $12 per person.

• Finally, do yourself a favor and head on up to Portofino Ristorante in Staatsburg on a Thursday night. Not only do they run a wonderful food and wine special, but you can watch the fabulous Amberscot Highland Pipe Band rehearse at the fire station while you enjoy an adult beverage.

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THIS WEEK (MAY 8-14) “Podunk Pete” Author Talk with Pete ZImmerman; Wednesday, May 8; 7 p.m.; Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli; 845-757-3771 or tivolilibrary.org. Cheers to Safe Harbors; Thursday, May 9; 6 p.m.; The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty St., Newburgh; Benefit featuring a special designated keg of cream ale from the Newburgh Brewing Company; safe-harbors.org Rhinebeck @ Home Launch Brunch; Thursday, May 9; 11 a.m.; The Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck; Special guest speaker Sen. Terry Gipson; $15; For reservations or a ride, call 845876-4463 or rhinebeckathome@yahoo.com. Annual May Fest; Friday, May 10; 4:30-8 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church, Rte. 44, Pleasant Valley; 845-635-3289. Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation 34th Annual Golf Classic; Friday, May 10; 9:30 a.m.; Red Hook Golf Club, 650 Rte. 199, Red Hook; 18 holes with cart, free gift, breakfast, lunch, dinner and a hole-in-one contest; Register by calling 845-871-3505. Hillside Fire Dept. 8th Annual Golf Tournament; Friday, May 10; 8:30 a.m; Dinsmore Golf Course, Rte. 9, Staatsburg; Steak BBQ, prizes and more; Limited to 140 golfers; Entry forms available by calling co-tournament directors Gary Kish, 797-8317, Sean Hansen, 656-3961, or the Hillside Firehouse, 876-3307, or by visiting the Rhinebeck American Legion Montgomery Post #429 in Rhinebeck. Mother’s Day Plant, Bake and Yard Sale; Friday, May 10, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 806 Traver Rd., Pleasant Valley; 845-635-2854 or stpaulspv.org. Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra; Friday, May 10; 7:30 p.m.; Dutchess Hall Theatre, Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie; Concert comprised of 55 volunteer members from across the area; Free; 845-430-8000.

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CAMERON HENDRICKS: THE HUDSON VALLEY’S NEWSMAN AApple Blossom Festival Saturday, May 11; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Village of Red Hook; 845-758-8361.

Birders Canoe Trip on Migratory Bird Day; Saturday, May 11; 7 a.m.; Patterson Environmental Park, South St., Patterson; $50, space is limited; 845-279-8858. “Spring Cleaning” Flea Market; Saturday, May 11; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; FDR High School, Hyde Park; 845-485-3004. Walking Tours; Saturdays, May 11, June 15 and June 22; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Sign up by contacting Damara Ohlohoff in the Office of Communications at 845-437-7400 or daohlhoff@vassar.edu. Art Fur All: Exhibition, Pet Adoption and Family Fun Day; Saturday, May 11; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Mill Street Loft, 45 Pershing Ave., Poughkeepsie; 845471-7477 or millstreetloft.org. Tivoli North Bay Shoreline Cleanup; Saturday, May 11; noon-3 p.m.; Kidd Ln., Tivoli; Register at tivolibays.eventbrite.com; 914-478-4501 ext. 226. Seed Swap and Talk; Saturday, May 11; 2-4 p.m.; Pine Plains Free Library, 7775 S. Main St., Pine Plains; Talk by McEnroe Organic Farm about seed saving and the importance of biodiversity; Free; 518-398-1927 or pineplains.lib.ny.us. > >continued on next page

Sebastian can nap any time, any place, even with a camera in his face. He licks and purrs then barely stirs. Sebastian likes a slower pace. call or visit if interested • 845-452-7722 • www.dcspca.org {8} May 8, 2013 | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | Hudson valley news

BY JIM LANGAN For a lot of residents in the Hudson Valley, one of the first and most familiar voices you hear in the morning belongs to Cameron Hendricks. He’s the guy you drive to work with or listen to at work. Whether you’re a fan of Joe Daily on 92.1 Lite-FM, Tommy Lee Walker on Rock 93.3 or talk powerhouse WKIP, Hendricks has been your source for news since August 2001. We sat down with the affable Hendricks in his studio at Clear Channel Radio in Poughkeepsie to learn about the man behind the ubiquitous voice. We began by asking him how many news broadcasts he does a day. He said he does 24 broadcasts a day beginning at 6 a.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m. “Sometimes I wish I had a twin,” Hendricks said with a laugh. Hendricks bounces from program to program delivering the latest news. His day begins at 2 a.m. when the first of three alarm clocks go off in his bedroom. “I actually have two alarm clocks and if that doesn’t get me up the third is a radio alarm with the volume set very high.” In all the years Hendricks has been doing the news, he has never missed a day of work. He said the closest he’s come to calling in sick was an attack of kidney stones, “but that happened on a weekend. I also have a large supply of cold medicines.” Hendricks arrives at the studio around 3 a.m., after a 25-mile drive from his home in High Falls, and brings himself up to speed on the morning news before going on the air. Hendricks concedes there is a very different vibe in the early morning hours and it takes discipline and effort to summon the energy to deliver a broadcast. Hendricks is a Hudson Valley native who graduated from Rondout High School and has a B.A. in communications from SUNY Oneonta. He began his broadcast career in college working at WECW in Elmira. From there, he honed his craft around the country making stops in Sacramento, Cincinnati, Dallas and Tampa. For 15 years Hendricks was at WMNF in Tampa as their public affairs person, and produced a successful program called “Sounds of Florida” which took him all around the state. In 1994, Hendricks returned to the Hudson Valley to visit family and friends and attend Woodstock ’94, where he volunteered. He never went back to Florida and eventually found his way to WKIP, in 2001. When asked how he determines what’s newsworthy, he said, “I try to report things that will have the most impact on people’s lives. I also think people are very interested in knowing what happened down the street, or why were the police at a certain location?” Hendricks also credited the commitment of Clear Channel executives Chuck Benfer, Chris Marino and Terry O’Donnell to local news and programming. “During Hurricane Sandy, it was great to work with Tom Sipos on his local morning show to get people information and help. You can’t do that with syndicated programs.” Hendricks said one of his favorite broadcast experiences was broadcasting live with Joe Daily at the opening of the Walkway Over the Hudson. “My news copy was flying in the wind and Joe was being Joe, and we had such a great time meeting all those nice people.” Hendricks said he is hoping to do more live events and looks forward to meeting all those people he drives to work with. We concluded by asking Hendricks if he ever gets stopped in public when someone recognizes his familiar voice. He said it does happen often and sometimes it “only takes one word.” That’s what happens when you’re the Hudson Valley’s newsman.


WEEKEND EATS

A spring cupcake bouquet for mom BY CHEF DIANNE ROSSOMANDO THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA Skip purchasing flowers for your mom this Mothers’ Day, and instead create a beautiful “bouquet” of floral cupcakes. Bring all the wonderful colors of the garden together in a centerpiece for your dessert table, or present the bouquet as a gift for someone special. The following recipes are adapted from the “Baking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America” cookbook. Frosting your cupcakes to look like flowers, such as sunflowers, zinnias, and chrysanthemums, is easy when you use a pastry bag and a special leaf piping tip that you can find at most kitchen and craft stores. To create a two-tone effect that mimics the looks of flowers in your garden, alternate two complementary colored frostings side by side in a piping bag. CIA Chef Dianne Rossomando ‘95. Photo by CIA/Nicola Shayer. Don’t worry if they’re not perfect. Everyone will love them just because you made them. For a brief step-by-step video on how to pipe the icing onto your cupcakes to create the perfect bouquet, visit bit.ly/HVN_CIACupcakeBouquet.

e-mail us your events: weekend@thehudsonvalleynews.com << continued from previous page “Peanut & Fifi Have A Ball” Reading; Saturday, May 11; 3 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 26 Main St., Millerton; 518-789-3797. “Testimony” Artists Reception; Friday, May 11; 3-8 p.m.; Millbrook School, 131 Millbrook School Rd., Millbrook; Photojournalist Ron Haviv will discuss his work, which is on display through June 15; millbrook.org. “1/2 Your Age Show” Opening Reception; Saturday, May 11; 4-6 p.m.; Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie; On display through June 22; 845-471-2550 or info@barrettartcenter.org. “Our Better Nature” Opening Reception; Saturday, May 11; 5-7 p.m.; Red Hook CAN Gallery, 7516 N. Broadway, Red Hook; On view through June 9; rhcan.com. Isis to Isadora; Saturday, May 11; 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, 2:30 p.m.; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli; Jeanne Bresciani and The Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers with special guest artist Mary DiSanto-Rose; $30 adults, $10 student rush and children; kaatsbaan.org. The Bard College Conservatory Orchestra; Saturday, May 11; 8 p.m.; Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center, Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson; Final

concert of the semester celebrates the theme for this summer’s Bard Music Festival, “Stravinksy and His World,” and includes Stravinsky’s Fireworks, Op. 4, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93; $20 suggested donations for orchestra, $15 parterre/first balcony and minimum $5 for orchestra seating; 845-7587900 or fishercenter.bard.edu.

ONGOING Flavor & Flow; On display through May 15; bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Students from the ceramics program at the School of Fine and Performing Arts at SUNY New Paltz will display interpretations of the salt and pepper shaker; 845-876-1117. Hudson Valley Fair; Weekends through May 19; Fridays, 5 p.m. - midnight; Saturdays and Sundays, noon-midnight; Dutchess Stadium, Rte. 9D, Fishkill; Rides, magic show, petting zoo, food and more; $7 or $3.50 with coupon from hudsonvalleyfair.com; 631-920-2309. “Sight Unseen;” through May 19; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 3 p.m. on Sundays; Carpenter Shop Theater, Tivoli; Play by Donald Margulies featuring Audrey Rapoport and Greg Skura; tangent-arts.org. “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas;” Through May 19; The Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck; 845876-3080. > >continued on page 10

Yellow Butter Cake Makes one dozen cupcakes Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper cupcake inserts inside cupcake pan. Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups cake flour Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a 2 cups sugar large mixing bowl. Add the butter and 1/2 cup of the 1 tablespoon baking powder milk. Mix on medium speed until smooth, about 4 1/2 teaspoon salt minutes, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature as needed. 1 cup whole or low-fat milk In a separate bowl, blend the eggs, egg whites, the (divided use) remaining 1/2 cup milk, and the vanilla extract. Add 4 large eggs to the batter in three additions, mixing for 2 minutes 2 large egg whites 2 teaspoons vanilla extract on medium speed after each addition. Scrape down the bowl between additions. Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake pan and bake until a skewer inserted near the center of one of the cupcakes comes out clean and the cake springs back when lightly pressed with a fingertip, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow the cakes to cool, and remove from pan. Simple Buttercream Icing Makes about 4 cups Cream the butter on medium speed until it is very light in texture, 2 minutes. Add the confectioner’s Ingredients: sugar, vanilla extract, and salt, and mix on a low speed 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, until the sugar and butter are blended, scraping down at room temperature 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, the bowl with a rubber spatula, as needed. Increase the sifted, plus extra as needed speed to medium and, with the mixer running, add the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract cream in a thin stream. Increase the speed to high and 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup heavy cream or whole whip the buttercream until very smooth, light, and a milk, plus extra as needed good spreading consistency. Adjust the consistency if Food coloring, as desired necessary by adding a bit more confectioners’ sugar or cream. Add the food coloring, if using. Fill a pastry bag, with a 65 leaf tip, with buttercream and decorate the cupcakes. Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | May 8, 2013 {9}


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UPCOMING 10th Annual Art Along the Hudson Exhibition Kickoff; Wednesday, May 15; 5:30-8 p.m.; Rhinebeck High School Auditorium, 45 N. Park Rd., Rhinebeck; Keynote speaker will be New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly; Free; Art on display through June 1; artalongthehudson.com. Third Thursday Luncheon; Thursday, May 16; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Benefitting the Jayne Brooks Food Pantry; $6 donation, or $7 for take-out orders; 845-8763533. “Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist;” Thursday, May 16; 6-8 p.m.; Terrapin Restaurant, 6426 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Actor and author Tim Federle will regale guests with stories; Free; RSVP at rsvp@ oblongbooks.com. Hip Hop Theater; Thursday, May 16; 7 p.m.; Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Featuring Yako 440, Mtume and Playback NYC as part of a two-week arts residency program with Poughkeepsie Middle School; $6; 845-473-2072 or ticketmaster.com. “Tivoli Bays Talk: Two Row Wampum;” Thursday, May 16; 7:30 p.m.; Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli; Jack Manno, a professor

Community shows love for parks BY CAROLINE CAREY Volunteers came out this past Saturday for “I Love My Park Day” at Staatsburgh State Historic Site and Mills State Park. A group of 20 volunteers weeded and un-buried a pathway in the historic garden and greenhouse complex garden of the Mills’ estate. In recent years, this area had become very overgrown and unusable. After four hours of hard work, the group of volunteers brought the area back to being useable and beautiful. Now, park and site visitors can stroll through this historic area, read didactic signs that inform about the history of this part of the estate, and also jump on the woodland trails that lead to other parts of the park.

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Daytop volunteers assisted Shannon Duerr, Winnakee’s land projects manager, with cleanup of the Winnakee Nature Preserve entrance. Pictured from left to right are Shannon Duerr, John Donahoe, Francisco Colon, Sterling Watford, Brian Maragioglio and Tommy Brenner. Additional help was provided by Jimmy Gonzalez (not pictured).

Volunteers help clean up nature preserve In preparation for the upcoming debut of the new educational arboretum hike at the Winnakee Nature Preserve in Hyde Park, Winnakee Land Trust is redesigning the preserve entrance at Van Dam Rd. Phase one required the removal of years of accumulated storm debris. It took volunteers from Daytop Village, with assistance from the Hyde Park Recreation Department and National Park Service, two days to clear nearly 20 tons of woody debris. Thanks to this tremendous effort Winnakee is one step closer to opening a new outdoor resource to the community.


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weekend field notes Science foundation goes gala at Grasmere

Rhinebeck Science Foundation held their annual gala at the barns at Grasmere last Saturday evening. The barn was magically decorated and the elegant desserts were donated by the Culinary Institute of America. Photos submitted.

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WEEKEND LOCAL READER

DOGS RULE BY ANN LA FARGE Books about dogs always make me ns smile, but this one made me think, too – about what it means ld to live a happy and fulfilling life, what it means to grow old ns (and maintain a sense of wonder and delight) and what it means d to make somebody else smile. Sue Halpern does all that and more in her super-delightful new book. In “A Dog Walkss n into a Nursing Home – Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher” (Riverhead books, $27), its seven chapterss are named for each of the seven virtues. Halpern, whose daughter was off to college and her husband often traveling, was in need of something special to do, as was their Labradoodle, Pransky. She decided to sign the two of them up for training as a therapy-dog team. This new leash – oops, lease – on life led the pair to the county nursing home, where they began weekly visits and, on Sue’s part, much philosophizing in an accessible, lighthearted vein. Reach for a pencil as you read, and jot down some gems for later. Along with delightful portraits of the residents, some of them sad, some of them super feisty, all of them delighted to have a visit from the great tail-wagger Pransky, read about the everyday quotidian valor of the residents. “Old age is, indeed, not for sissies.” I particularly enjoyed the story about old Clyde, who grew tomatoes in the nursing home’s garden, giving him a stake in the future (this, in the chapter “Hope”). At one point in the story, the author asks, “Is it okay to love a dog just as much as a person?” and “Do our dogs love us?” Indeed, love is what Pransky gave the nursing home. Funny, profound, and above all “a good yarn,” this is a book not to be missed by anyone who loves dogs, life and fine writing. And before shifting the emphasis to novels and kids’ books, let’s just mention a small and very useful paperback book that should be on every dog’s bookshelf, “The Complete Book of Home Remedies for your Dog – A Concise Guide to Keeping Your Pet Happy and Healthy – for Life” by Deborah Mitchell (St. Martin’s paperbacks, $8). The book covers it all, from itchy ears to arthritis, obesity and behavioral problems. I turned to the section on ticks and read about prevention, as well as cures. This one is definitely a keeper. OK, pup, enough about you. Time for a couple of good novels for mom, and a couple for the kids. If you love good fiction – a real “‘novel’novel” as my old English teacher

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used to say about the novels of Edna Ferber, her favorite – dip into Joanna Hershon’s “A Duel Inheritance” (Ballantine Books, $26). It is the story of a lifetime relationship between two guys, one from each side of the tracks, and the woman they both loved. The story opens at Harvard, in 1963, where the two guys meet. Hugh is a rich and privileged WASP with a vacation home on Fisher’s Island, and Ed is ambitious and Jewish, from Dorchester. There are long stretches of time where the two guys don’t meet, bbut their connection follows tthem through the decades and aall over the globe – Africa, Haiti, W Wall Street, even for one of th them, prison. And, it seems, the fa farther apart the two go, the closer be becomes their connection. Each ha has a daughter; and one of them ask asks the other,“Why do think our fathers didn’t stay friends?” Good question. Rea Read this engaging novel and learn the answer. F For this reader, “A Dual Inheritance” was a special treat, because real fine domestic fiction seems to be harder and harder to find. It is perfect for book clubs, too. Lots to talk about! One novel wasn’t enough, so I treated myself to Caroline Leavitt’s “Is This Tomorrow” (Algonquin Paperbacks, $15). It is a fine novel set in 1950s and ’60s suburbia, which is great fiction territory. Ava, unhappily divorced, and her 12-year-old son, Lewis, rent a house in a Boston suburb, but they are not thoroughly welcomed. Lewis finds comfort with another fatherless boy, Jimmy, and his sister, Rose. But Ava, who works as a typist, finds little comfort in the neighborhood, a place where “the pale, baked-potato face of Eisenhower is warning everyone about nuclear disaster.” Then Jimmy goes missing. Ava, ostracized by the neighbors, feels very alone and worried that, at any minute, her ex-husband might call and demand custody of Lewis. Years pass, and Jimmy is still not found. His mother and sister move away. But Lewis, even after growing up and moving away to start a new life, says, “I’ll never stop looking.” Turn off the phone, bar the door, and curl up with this astonishingly riveting thriller. “I set the novel in the fifties,” the author writes, “because the contrasts of that era stun me ... the desperate anxiety about anything different, anyone even remotely unique, and a need to attack them for it ...” And finally, there is the question of whether a person should tell the truth, even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried? Now, a couple of books for the younger reader. Ann M. Martin, author of the beloved series, “The Baby-Sitters Club,” now writes a series of four books about four generations – four girls, one family. It begins with “Family Tree Book I: Better to Wish” (Scholastic Press, $17, ages 8-12). One girlhood at a time – Abby, Dana, Francie, Georgie – this series of books brings the past and the present together, showing how a family grows. Abby, who lives in a small town in coastal Maine, is eight when the first book opens. The Great Depression is on, there’s a blizzard at Thanksgiving, and Abby has a new baby brother. Follow her through grade school, the loss of her best friend, high school, and many changes to her world. And then, look forward to the next book in the series. Guys in the six to eight-year-old range will love the EllRay Jakes series. The fourth book, “EllRay Jakes the Dragon Slayer,” by Sally Warner, illustrated by Brian Biggs (Penguin Young Readers Group,Viking, $15) takes third grader EllRay and his little sister on an in-school adventure, and a stop to bullying. Read, kids! Ann La Farge left her longtime book publishing job to do freelance editing and writing. She divides her time between New York City and Millbrook, and can be reached at alafarge@ aol.com.


weekend notes

Get wet, dirty, and have fun in Rhinebeck The Dirty Farm Run is a three mile obstacle adventure mud run featuring a challenging course that includes cargo nets, tires, climbing, crawling, strength, balance and, of course, mud! All runners will receive a t-shirt and finisher medals for completing the first ever Dirty Farm Run in Rhinebeck at 230 Middle Road. Number pick up will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. Bring a towel and a change of clothes as a post-run celebration will include a free concert and food vendors. Participants are encouraged to wear gloves as additional grippers for going over the walls, and as additional protection. You must be 16-yearsold or older to participate in the Dirty Farm Run. The cost is $45 per person, and race day registration is $55. There will be photographers along the course posting photos for a free download. To register, visit runsignup.com/ Race/NY/Rhinebeck/DirtyFarmRun. Spectators are free, and encourage to have fun and enjoy the dirty adventure. For addition run information, email mcacresevents@gmail.com.

The Center receives $1m grant from anonymous donor Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley recently announced that an anonymous donor has offered a $1 million grant to The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck to be paid out annually over the next ten years. After the floods of Hurricane Irene devastated The Center’s basement and many production materials, the venue embarked on a redevelopment effort to continue education and programming in a revived setting. The grant will be distributed with $50,000 for operating expenses annually and $50,000 to support an endowment fund. The Center’s board members, staff and volunteers will gather on May 23 at 6 p.m. to discuss the grant and offer a tour of the theater to members of the community.

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Rock N Roll Flea Market; Saturday, May 18; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Murphy Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston; Over 75 vendors; Vintage and new vinyl records, CDs, memorabilia, toys and more; $3 admission, free under 12 with an adult; rocknrollfleamarket.com. Balance and Fall Prevention Screening; Saturday, May 18; noon-3 p.m.; Saint Francis Hospital’s Therapy Connection Medical Arts Building, 243 North Rd., Poughkeepsie; Free screening with suggestions with how to improve balance, safety tips and more; Register at 845-431-8159. The League of Extraordinary Readers; Saturday, May 18; 4 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Featuring authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lynda Mullaly Hunt and John Bonk; Free; RSVP required at rsvp@ oblongbooks.com. “Along the Hudson” Group Art Show Opening Reception; Saturday, May 18; 5-7 p.m.; Wells Fargo Advisors, Montgomery Row, 2nd Floor, Rhinebeck; On view through July 22; 845-8382880 or riverwindsgallery.com. “Light Effects: Paintings by Hana Gordon, Susan Nagel, Peg Maines and Marie WilsonLago” Opening Reception; Saturday, May 18; 6-8 p.m.; At the Top Hair Salon, 6400 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; On display through June 15; 845876-0330 or rhinebeckhairsalon.com. “100+1” Gala Opening Reception; Saturday, May 18; 6-10 p.m.; Beacon Artist Union Gallery, 506 Main St., Beacon; Part of the Beacon Centennial Celebration; baugallery.com.

Motherly love

Spend Mother’s Day weekend treating mom to one of the many special events planned throughout the Hudson Valley. Plant a Tree with Your Mother Day; Sunday, May 12; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Black Creek Preserve, Esopus; Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants and a hat, Scenic Hudson will provide tools, water and gloves; 845-473-4440 ext. 273; scenichudson.org. Garden Tea Party for Mother’s Day; Sunday, May 12; 1 p.m.; Clermont State Historic Site, 400 Wood Rd., Germantown; Family-themed tour of the gardens, treats and tea; Reservations recommended; $12, free under 5; 518-537-4240. Mother’s Day Sterling Lake Hike; Sunday, May 12; 1 p.m.; Tuxedo; Celebrate Mother’s Day with an easy four-mile hike around lovely Sterling Lake. Join FSF members Renate Jaerschky and Susan Serico for a leisurely walk up a little hill, through the woods and along the shore. For more information or to register, call 845351-5907.

Mother’s Day Family Hike in Peters Kill; Sunday, May 12; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Give your mother the gift of a spectacular afternoon at Minnewaska on this guided hike to reach two beautiful, cliff-edge views. This approximately two mile round-trip hike does include modest hills and sections of narrow trail. Pre-registration is required; $8 per car; 845-255-0752. Annual Mother’s Day Concert; Sunday, May 12; 3 p.m.; St. George’s Church, 105 Grand St., Newburgh; Newburgh Chamber Music presents Kairos: A Consort of Singers; $20, $5 students; newburghchambermusic.org. Tours for Moms to Mount Gulian Historic Site; Sunday, May 12; 1:30 and 3 p.m.; Sterling St., Beacon; mountgulian.org.

DON’T MISS Opening of the outdoor Rhinebeck Farmers' Market; Sunday, May 12; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; One of the longest running markets in the valley, Rhinebeck celebrates its 20th market season; Rain or shine; Open through Thanksgiving; rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com. Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | May 8, 2013 {13}


Lining up for sunshine Daffodils planted by Hyde Park’s Visual Environment Committee line Route 9. See details on page 6. Photo submitted.

Hanging out under the hood Thousands of car buffs took in the Rhinebeck Car Show & Swap Meet under picture-perfect skies over the weekend. Photo by Jim Langan.

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The present 17th hole at the Dutchess Golf and Country Club, whose green remains from the original 9-hole golf course of a hundred years ago.

The early history of golf in Dutchess County This is an excerpt from an article in the Dutchess County Historical Society 2011 Yearbook. BY RUSSELL LA VALLE One early golf course in the area was the Staatsburg Golf Club, which today is called the Dinsmore Golf Course and is part of the Odgen Mills and Ruth Livingston Mills Memorial State Park and the conjoined Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park—together comprising 1,094 acres. Originally a ninehole private course, built in 1893 (and thus with claims to be the “third oldest golf course in the country”), it served as a pleasurable diversion to many of the Hudson Valley’s “aristocratic” families: the Roosevelts, Astors, Livingstons, Vanderbilts, Hoyts, Mills, Beekmans, Rogers, and others. The original modest farmland had been acquired in1854 by William Brown Dinsmore, a powerful rail and shipping magnate, but was enlarged quickly and dramatically (a process continued by his son William B. Dinsmore, Jr.) until it spread over 2,000 acres, with more than 90 separate structures, huge greenhouses, vast gardens, prize-winning flowers and livestock, and mansions that hosted the likes of Ulysses S. Grant and Chester A. Arthur. Later on, Helen Hull, Dinsmore Jr.’s granddaughter, conveyed 50 acres of the estate (including the original nine hole golf course) to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation with the intention of constructing an additional nine holes—under the stipulation that the course henceforth be called “Dinsmore Golf Course” in honor of her grandfather. She continued bequeathing small parcels to the

property until in 1961 a total of 123.36 acres was amassed for the new 18 hole course. The final configuration of both the old nine holes as well as the new nine was designed by golf architect Hal Purdy – with considerable help from legendary professional golfer Gene Sarazen – and completed in 1962. On May 20, 1968, Mrs. Hull herself formally opened the newly completed clubhouse and was the guest of honor at a luncheon in the Dinsmore Overlook Restaurant. The present 18 hole layout, whose southern nine holes maintain the “shadow” of the original 1893 course, is open to golfers of all stripes who can delight in playing in the footsteps of presidents, socialites, captains of industry, and entertainment luminaries of the Gilded Age and beyond. Not long after the formation of the Staatsburg Golf Club came “Golf’s Lady of the Hudson,” the Dutchess Golf and Country Club, organized in 1897 in the city of Poughkeepsie. At that time, Poughkeepsie was a vibrant urban center where industry flourished – with shipping, paper mills, breweries, and hatteries. But what Poughkeepsie didn’t have was a golf course. A number of the city’s grandees sought to remedy the situation. After its founding according to the club rules of the St. Andrew’s Golf Club of Yonkers and the rules of the newly formed United States Golf Association – starting with 50 members each paying a $10 initiation fee and $15 annual dues – the Dutchess Golf and Country Club was heralded by the Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle News: “Poughkeepsie is now in line with recent civilization. We have a golf club, and

with a good sized farm to range over, and a real Scotsman in command.” No history of golf in Dutchess County is complete without mention of its greatest champion, Ray Billows—the “Cinderella Kid”—who played out of the Dutchess Golf and Country Club (with fourteen club championships) and was an elite player in American amateur golf in the 1930s and into the 1950s. Of his many accomplishments, a number are noteworthy: seven New York State Amateur titles (most ever); New York State Senior Champion (1974); three-time runner-up finishes in the USGA Amateur; participated on two Walker Cup teams and in the U.S. and British Opens; as well as playing in three Masters Tournaments, recording a hole-in-one on Augusta National’s famed 16th hole. He even played, and beat, the legendary Bobby Jones for $1 and asked for a check rather than cash, so he could have the great golfer’s signature. Today, the check is still on display in the Dutchess Golf and Country Club’s trophy case. According to The American Annual Golf Guide 1916 in the United States Golf Association’s archives, “John Reid, Sr., of Yonkers, New York, a Scotsman by birth, introduced golf to this country twenty-eight years ago.” At that meeting on November 14, 1888, with the formation of the six-hole St. Andrews Golf Club in Yonkers, “The Father of American Golf” was anointed. Apparently unknown to Reid, the new club’s charter members, and the soon-to-be-formed United States Golf Association, was the existence of a golf and tennis club in northern Dutchess County, formally established in July 1884, four years earlier—and kept mostly a secret to this day. Since its inception (letters suggest the Club was loosely formed even prior to 1883), the “Northern Dutchess Golf & Tennis Club” (a pseudonym, used at the request of the club) was a “family” club—for the exclusive use of its select members to pursue sport and conviviality with a few (but not too many) agreeable and like-minded

friends, relatives, and neighbors. And while its members were closely “related” ladies and gentleman of the Gilded Age, it was deemed prudent to establish written rules for the club’s use and governance – addressing everything from the use of padlocks, hiring of tennis balls, indebtedness of members (not to exceed ten dollars), exclusion of horses near the tennis courts, fines for “erratic behavior” (sometimes 10 percent of the annual dues), even the spilling of beer, shandygaff, ginger ale, or anything else that would attract ants in the clubhouse ($1 for each offense). At that July 1884 meeting, in addition to a constitution and by-laws, a formal name was assigned to the club, club colors were selected (dark blue and white), a club flag was provided, and a list of the “County families” was appended as an addendum – many of the names echoing those of the Staatsburg Golf Club: Livingston, Clarkson, Freeborn, Hall, Roosevelt, Redmond, Schieffelin, de Peyster, Burnett, Hopson, Huntington, Merritt, and Delano. Largely successful in keeping its existence hidden, today the “Northern Dutchess Golf & Tennis Club” property is much the same as it has been for the past 127 years: The unpaved entrance road remains unmarked and no sign announces the club. The original clubhouse still stands – with a few small structural additions, a telephone (1909) and electricity (1926) – overlooking the tennis courts. The nine-hole golf course (evolved from a five hole to a three hole and finally to a nine hole course) preserves the same rustic character it had when it was created and maintained by horsedriven machinery. There are no motorized golf carts, no manicured teeing areas with elaborate schematics of each hole, no fountains spraying up from water hazards, no loud golfers with coolers of beer and inappropriate attire. To this day, one hole still has the box that once contained damp sand to build a “tee” – before wooden tees came into existence in 1920. In fact, if some of the club’s early presidents – General H. L. Burnett, Colonel Johnston L. de Peyster, Eugene Schieffelin, and Edward Livingston Ludlow – were to visit the club today, they would take pride that it remains a place where members yet revel in spring bird-watching, fall mushroom gathering, and winter sledding and skiing. And as in times long gone by, they could still gather on the porch and enjoy a leisurely chat over tea – after a round of golf, a set of tennis, or a game of croquet – remarking that plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. Requests for the Dutchess County Historical Society 2012 Yearbook can be made at dchistorical@verizon.net or 845471-1630.

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CLINTON BY RAY OBERLY

Clinton’s new restaurant In case you have not noticed, on April 10 the Clinton Corners Harvest Table Café opened for business. It is located in the former Wild Hive location in the center of the hamlet of Clinton Corners at 2411 Salt Point Tpk. Linda and Gary Stokes operate the Harvest Table Café, in addition to running the Schultzville General Store. The new Harvest Table Café will retain a local theme as a restaurant and will have a salad bar with homemade soups and chili, sandwiches, many entreés and pastries. The General Store will retain its local theme and will continue to provide the quality deli fast service of custom-sliced sandwiches and other offerings. The store continues to feature local products for sale. The Stokes have made a concerted effort in both places to buy locally to help support the local economy. These are the last two family-operated eateries in the Town of Clinton and your support is requested to insure their survival in these difficult times. Harvest Table Café’s hours are Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast will be served on Saturday until noon and all day on Sunday. The breakfast menu includes juices, a large variety of local homemade baked goods from bakers in Clinton, Millbrook, and Pleasant Valley, eggs prepared any way you desire, pancakes, French toast, and breakfast sandwiches made with a variety of interesting breads. At lunch time, from noon to 4 p.m., the extensive salad bar, homemade soups and chili, and hot and cold sandwiches will be available. Dinners are served from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and include either the salad bar or soup in addition to the entreés. Linda’s fabulous signature Mediterranean dish called chicken Marbella will also be available. On Thursday night, plans are underway to offer a family theme menu of pasta or some similar meal. They will soon have local beer and wine available for your pleasure. The weekly menu and other information will be posted on their webpage at www.HarvestTable.biz and on Facebook at Clinton Corners Harvest Table. You can eat in and use the free WiFi, and soon take-out will be available. There is live entertainment of light music with local musicians on some Friday and every Saturday evenings. Local ice creams, milk, meats, and seasonal produce will be available for purchase and are used in their food preparation.

Owners Linda and Gary Stokes stand in front of their newly opened Harvest Table Café in Clinton Corners; Customer Nathaniel Heiter is ordering some homemade pastries while owner Gary Stokes describes the available selection. Photos by Ray Oberly.

their personal cars fit them. On Sunday, May 19 (rain or shine) from 1 to 4 p.m. in the NDH parking lot, trained professionals will lead older drivers through a 12-point checklist with their vehicle, recommend car adjustments and adaptations, and offer community specific resources and activities that could make their cars fit better and enhance their safety. The program is designed to help older drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to improve their fit, and to promote driver safety. “It is important that your car fits you when you drive especially as we age,” said Carolyn Mayer, rehabilitation therapy coordinator. “Our needs change as we get older and the CarFit program focuses on the individual to ensure their safety as well as the safety of others.” To make a reservation, call the Physical Medicine Department at 845-871-3427.

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Harvest Table Café has Green Mountain coffee available for drinking or you can purchase the ground coffee. They also have Pure Mountain Olive Oil’s extra virgin imported olive oil and balsamic vinegars from Italy for purchase or refill of a previously purchased bottle. You save two dollars when reusing your bottle. These balsamic vinegars are much different from those purchased in a grocery store. The consistency is thick like honey and comes in many flavors. A little mixed with olive oil makes a very good salad dressing or it can be used in making a marinade. Stop by and try a sample and you’ll surely want to buy a bottle. In the near future, a private room will be completed for use for meetings and private parties. Parking is no problem since the large lot behind the café has been converted into a nice parking area. If you need more information, please call 845-266-0620 during business hours.

Clinton grievance information If you think your property assessment is not correct, the following is the process you must follow to present your case for

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possible change. The Tentative Assessment Roll is available in the assessor’s and town clerk’s offices. The Board of Assessment meeting, or Grievance Day, will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the town hall complex. Call the assessor’s office for scheduling. Grievance forms and booklets are available online at http:// www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/ rp524_fill_in.pdf. Grievance forms must be received by the assessor by the close of the meeting on May 29. However, forms received between May 24 and May 29 may, at the sole discretion of the assessor, be heard at a later date. Forms received after the close of the meeting will be rejected as untimely. If you have any questions or need information, contact the assessor’s office at 845-266-8179.

NDH Hosts Safety Program for Senior Drivers Northern Dutchess Hospital (NDH) will offer CarFit®, a free program that could make a lifesaving difference to both older drivers and their loved ones. CarFit offers older adults the opportunity to check how

If you have been wondering how you will stay in your home as you age, and out of an assisted living facility or nursing home either all together or for as long as possible, you aren’t alone. The overwhelming majority of seniors hope to be able to remain independent and “age in place,” but many will need some assistance with tasks like transportation and home maintenance in order to achieve this goal. The good news is that two local aging in place organizations are teaming up to present a free public forum on the topic at the Wallace Center in Hyde Park on Tuesday, May 21 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. to help attendees understand what they do and how to plan. The keynote speaker will be gerontologist Rosemary Bakker, who will speak on “Planning Ahead for Bumps in the Road; Simple Things to do to Live Your Best at Home.” The program is being presented by Hudson Valley Home Matters, that serves the greater Poughkeepsie area, including Hyde Park, Pleasant Valley, Wappinger, and LaGrange, and the newly formed Rhinebeck at Home which serves the Rhinebeck area. Reservations may be made by calling 845-452-4846 or 845876-4663. For a membership fee, Aging in Place organizations provide services like small handyman jobs, assistance with electronics, social events, and referrals to screened service providers. You can learn more about each organization online at www.hvhomematters.org or www. rhinebeckathome.org To respond to Ray Oberly’s column, email editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com.


All reservations are held at the Town Hall and don’t forget to write down your license plate numbers! I chuckle every year as folks stand outside making phone calls to their spouses asking for the plate numbers of the other car. So, unless you want to look silly, write down those license plate numbers ahead of time. Tip: I wrote them on the back of my checkbook.

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BY HEIDI JOHNSON This past Sunday was Cinco de Mayo, and this led me to ask around among my Mexican friends to see what their plans were for the holiday. Turns out, none of them really pay much attention to this day because it is not a big holiday in Mexico. Most people think May 5 is Mexican Independence Day, but it is not. Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration in some parts of Mexico, but it is not a major holiday. It recognizes the victory of Mexico over the French army on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 15, according to my friend Paco. “Cinco de Mayo is mostly an American holiday,” he said. Actually, among my friends, the ones that had the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration were the Kotzias from Clinton Corners. They had a combination Greek Easter and Cinco de Mayo party all day on Sunday. The sign in their kitchen said “Happy Greek Easter and Cinco de Mayo – where lamb meets margaritas.” Hey, any excuse to have friends over for food, drinks and fellowship is a good excuse as far as I am concerned. Remember, who had a birthday party for her dogs on Cinco de Mayo two years ago! My friends Linda and Rob Kahn, their children, and my family celebrated Cinco de Mayo on Saturday night by dining at the Coyote Café here in town. The place was hopping. We had a terrific meal (as always), and shared a pitcher of wonderful sangria, which co-owner Araceli Parra mixed at the table for us. Ooh boy, was that ever good. Our Coyote Café is one of four restaurants owned by Chef Jaime Lopez and his father and brothers. They have one in Hudson, one in Verbank, and the original Coyote Flaco in Port Chester. Jaime’s father started the Port Chester restaurant 25 years ago, and he and his sons are carrying on the business still. The food is great and the other restaurants have gotten excellent reviews from real restaurant critics. Everything is made to order, fresh and authentic. Jaime and his wife, Araceli Parra, are delightful people and we are very lucky they chose Stanfordville to open their fourth Coyote restaurant. Coyote Café is located at 6063 Rte. 82, Stanfordville. Visit www.mycoyoteflaco.com or call 845-8683360 for more information.

More Reminders on Upcoming Events Art Show at Stanford Library – this coming Friday, May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. is the Opening Night Reception for the Stanford Library Art Show. Now through June 4, the library will be featuring works by the artists that participated in its watercolor class. The reception will feature a meet-and-greet with the artists and also refreshments. Husband and wife owners of Coyote Cafe in Stanfordville Araceli Parra and Jaime Lopez take a break from the busy Cinco de Mayo dinner crowd to pose for a photo. Photo by Heidi Johnson.

Stanford Garden Club Plant and Flower Sale This great event will be held this coming Saturday. Don’t miss it. Every year, my family gets my Mother’s Day gift here and I love it. They have the best flowering baskets in the area, and the Stanford Garden Club is such a great organization to support. They maintain all of the plantings at Stanford’s public places, including Memorial Park and the Town Hall. So, do come out and support this group if you can. Hours are usually 9:00 a.m. until “whenever we get tired,” said Ritamary Bell one year. If you need more exact times, I’m sure Ritamary wouldn’t mind if you called her at the town clerk’s office. And, be sure to stop and get a cup of coffee someplace. I’m not positive, but most years the Bangall United Methodist Church ladies also have a bake sale at the same location and times. Those Methodist women can bake like nobody’s business, so everything they have for sale is great. It’s great fun – snack on cookies, brownies or cupcakes while you browse the flowers and plants available. And, if you stick around long enough, chances are you will meet everyone you know. It is a very popular place to catch up with old friends who have been hibernating all winter. Note that this event goes on rain or shine, so don’t be put off by a few showers. Gardeners aren’t afraid of a little rain, and the plants love it. So, stop on down this coming Saturday, May 11 no matter what the weather.

Recreation Department News Please note that the playground at the park (a.k.a. SPARC Park) will be closed from Thursday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 21 to facilitate application of wood preservative and renovations. Mark these dates on your calendars so that your youngsters are not disappointed when you drive over there to play. Registration for summer programs begins soon. This includes park admission (key tags), swim lessons, swim team and fall soccer. This year, residents will also be required to bring a driver’s license or tax bill to verify residency. Dates/times are as follows: Wednesday, May 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Residents only. Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. Residents only. Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Residents/Non-residents.

Stanford Grange Meet the Candidates Night and Ice Cream Social – Monday, May 14 at 6 p.m. Board of Education candidates will participate in a round table discussion and then folks can socialize and enjoy bowls of ice cream. Lions Club Flea Market – Saturday, June 8 at the foot of Town Hall Hill on Rte. 82, Stanfordville. Vendor space is still available. Contact John Thorpe at 845266-5507 or Ed Hawks at 845-868-7483 to reserve a space. Rain date is Sunday, June 9. Home Plate Ice Cream Window – Hours for summer are: Monday through Saturday until 8 p.m., Sundays until 7 p.m. Enjoy the wonderful May weather! See you all next Wednesday. Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845392-4348 or playfulrelics@optonline.net.

Public comments on Scenic Hudson welcome Back in 2008, Scenic Hudson was among the first 39 land trusts across the nation recognized for meeting the highest standards to preserve land for public benefit. The initiative is run by the Land Trust Alliance (LTA), a national land preservation advocacy group. Scenic Hudson is now applying to earn reaccreditation and will again participate in a rigorous audit of its land preservation efforts. Maintaining accreditation ensures that a land trust is on top of its game and that the public can be confident that its land preservation work is trustworthy. As part of its extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs, LTA invites public input and accepts signed, written comments on pending applications. The public comment period is open until Monday, July 1. Comments must relate to how Scenic Hudson complies with national quality standards that address the ethical and technical operation of a land trust. Comments may be submitted by email to info@ landtrustaccreditation.org. Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | May 8, 2013 {17}


Hospital thanks volunteers for service, commitment BY HV NEWS STAFF Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers thanked its volunteers for their service and commitment at a recognition breakfast May 1. In 2012, 150 men and women donated 34,000 hours of their time to the hospital and its patients. “We all really appreciate what you do,” said President and CEO Jason Barlow. “We could not do what we do without our volunteers.” Service pins were presented in recognition of accumulated hours served, ranging from 50 hours to an astounding 17,500 hours by Shirley Lee, a hospital volunteer since 1985. The Wappingers Falls resident divides her time at the hospital between the Emergency Department and the health information management office. Twentyseven volunteers have individually accumulated more than 2,000 hours of service. “We are truly blessed by all of the dedicated volunteers that give of their time and efforts,” said Bob Hess, RN, director of Volunteer Services. “”On behalf of the board of trustees, the Sisters of St. Francis, senior administration and the entire hospital staff, we thank you for your ongoing commitment.” For information about volunteer opportunities at Saint Francis call Human Resources at 845-431-8718. Shirley Lee and Jason Barlow. Photo submitted.

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NOV. 14, 1919 — APRIL 11, 2013 Eleanor Roosevelt II died in her sleep on April 11, 2013, in Davis, California at the age of 93. ER II, like her famous aunt, Eleanor Roosevelt, lived with grace, dignity and a dedication to family that puts most of us to shame. She was born on Nov. 14, 1919, in Schenectady N.Y., to G. Hall Roosevelt, brother of Eleanor Roosevelt, and Margaret Richardson, daughter of Boston surgeon Edward Peirson Richardson. Hall named his daughter, ER II, after his only surviving sibling Eleanor. President Theodore Roosevelt was Eleanor II’s great-uncle. ER II spent her childhood with the Roosevelts and Richardsons of New York and Boston. She would come to know several generations of both families. She met and knew her great-aunt Corinne,

sister of President Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and FDR’s mother Sarah Delano as well as all of FDR’s and ER’s children and grandchildren. ER II was first cousin of FDR and ER’s five children and was frequently invited to visit them in the White House, at their country home in Hyde Park, and at their several apartments in New York City. During FDR’s 13-year presidency from 1933 to 1945, ER II visited the White House often. As a teenager, ER II would be invited to sit with her uncle in the Oval office and go on rides with him through Washington in his open touring car that he used while campaigning. FDR and ER hosted ER II’s coming-out party in 1938 at the White House. ER II attended the Winsor School for girls in Boston from 1930 to 1938 and later the Cranbrook Art Academy in Michigan, which had been founded only a few years earlier in 1932. There, she studied all forms of art from drawing to sculpture and would spend the rest of her life expressing herself artistically in many forms.

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In 1941 Eleanor married Edward Elliott, an architect whom she had met at Cranbrook and moved to Ottawa, Canada, where her English husband joined the Canadian Navy for the duration of WW II. She went on to raise her four children herself, and was involved in the lives of all of her 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. ER II’s close relationship with ER would begin when ER II was very young. ER II recounted in her memoirs, that she once, as a child, told her aunt that she was making their name famous. ER, always kind, replied that she would try not to make it inconvenient. This began a forty-two year close friendship, during which ER would come to refer to ER II as “her favorite niece.” They remained close companions until ER’s death in 1962. Eleanor went on to fulfill her lifelong dedication to bringing the personal stories of ER to the world, sharing these stories with many schools, senior citizen groups, and women’s history and business organizations. ER II’s 2005 book “With Love, Aunt Eleanor” is a collection of personal stories that recounts her years with ER. In her book ER II wrote that she had learned a lot from her Aunt Eleanor, that she was ‘So much more than just a First Lady: she was truly an individual of great spirit and compassion.’ Most that knew her would say that ER II embodied the same spirit and compassion. On ER’s death, ER II carved the single memorial plaque to Eleanor Roosevelt that now hangs in St. James’ Church in Hyde Park, opposite the pew used by ER and FDR. She is survived by her half-sister, Janet Roosevelt Katten; her four children, Stewart Elliott, Theodore Elliott, Lauren Elliott and Eleanor Calkin; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Request for Proposals for the restoration of the historic Huntington Barn at the Mills Norrie State Park, a property administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation, for work including roofing, fenestration, interior partitions, electrical & plumbing. Bidding firm must demonstrate to the satisfaction of The Farm at Locusts on Hudson, LLC, that within the previous five years the firm has successfully performed and completed in a timely manner at least three projects similar in scope and type to work required on this project, involving buildings designated as Landmarks by local governmental authorities, buildings listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, or buildings listed in or eligible for listing in a State Register of Historic Places under the supervision of the preservation authorities. Bidding Documents are available electronically from the architects: Andre Tchelistcheff Architects 560 Broadway, Suite 609 New York, NY 10012 212-4311503. Bids are due by 11:59pm May 24 2013, and addressed to: The Farm at Locusts on Hudson, LLC Mr. James Truman 135 Old Post Road Staatsburg, NY 12580 New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Taconic Region Garrett L.W. Jobson, RLA PO Box 308 9 Old Post Road Staatsburg, NY 12580 Bidders are required to visit the site, with arrangements made

through the Locusts on Hudson, LLC. Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in New York State must be paid on this project, and that the Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, creed, sex, color, national origin or sexual orientation. The Contractor will be required to pay wages to laborers and mechanics at least equal to the wage rates as determined in by the New York State Department of Labor Article 8 Prevailing Wage Schedules/Updates for 07/01/2012 – 06/30/2013, which rates shall be made a part of the Contract. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bond or bonds. Federal Equal Opportunity and Labor Standards are applicable for all work performed under this Contract. The Farm at Locusts on Hudson, LLC and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation reserve the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding. Bids may be held for a period not to exceed forty-five days (45) from the date of opening of the bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of the bidders, prior to awarding of the contract. email your legal notice to

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Notice of Formation of BobbyDeals,LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY, (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 03/04/2013. Office location is Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served.SSNY shall mail process served to:The LLC, 172 Judith Drive, Stormville, NY 12582. Ask A Sales Manager, LLC, Articles of Organization filed N.Y. Sec. of State (SSNY) 8th day of April, 2013. Office in Dutchess Co. SSNY designated agt. upon whom process may be served. The address within or without this state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process accepted on behalf of the limited liability company served upon him or her is: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Any lawful purpose. DOLL ENTERPRISES I, LLC Articles of Organization filed 4-10-13; SSNY; Dutchess County, New York; SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Address for mailing copy of process: 39 Pembroke Dr, Poughkeepsie NY 12603; Purpose: any lawful purpose; Perpetuity.

NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 206 OF THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW 1. The name of the Limited Liability Company is CREATIVE YOUNG MINDS, LLC. 2. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on February 6, 2013. 3. The office of the Limited Liability Company is to be located in Dutchess County. 4. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Limited Liability Company upon whom process against it may be served, and the post office address within or without this State to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against it is: 19 Rodrigo Court, Millbrook, New York 12545. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful act or activity. LEARNING & LEADERSHIP SERVICES, LLC, a domestic LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the SSNY on 3/1/13. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Learning & Leadership Services, LLC, c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. General Purposes.

Notice of formation of Wilfrido & Sons Construction, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/16/2013. Office location, County of Dutchess. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, PO Box 1255, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Purpose: any lawful act. Life Endurance, LLC. Articles of Organization filed in the Department of State of New York on March 25,2013. Location: Dutchess County. Secretary of State of New York(SSNY) has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Life Endurance, LLC. 41 Haviland Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Purpose: Any lawful Purpose. Freddie635 Lost Treasures LLC filed with the SSNY on 1/31/13 Office location Dutchess County, SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served SSNY shall mail the process to The LLC 303 Old Pawling Rd. Pawling NY 12564 General Purposes. email your legal notice to

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Dialogue Media Group, LLC. Articles of Organization filed in the Department of State of New York on August 10, 2012. Office Location: Dutchess County. Principal Business Location: 288 Hapeman Hill Road, Red Hook, NY 12571. Purpose: Any and all lawful business activities. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Dialogue Media Group, LLC, 288 Hapeman Hill Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571. Notice of formation of 4920 LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/13/2013. Office location, County of Dutchess. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 29 Hilee Rd., Rhinebeck NY 12572. Purpose: any lawful act. BBH Genro Holdings, L.L.C. Notice of formation. Art of Org filed SSNY 4/13/13. Office loc. Dutchess County. SSNY is process agent of LLC, mailing process copy to 33 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activity. Organizer Mark Wiedman, 33 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10023.

THE ART OF BUILDING, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec. of State (“NYSS”) 04/26/2013. Office loc. Dutchess County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, PO Box 657, Rhinebeck, New York 12572. There is no specific date set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is John R. Marvin, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 151, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. DOLL ENTERPRISES II, LLC Articles of Organization filed 4-10-13; SSNY; Dutchess County, New York; SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Address for mailing copy of process: 39 Pembroke Dr, Poughkeepsie NY 12603; Purpose: any lawful purpose; Perpetuity. SCISM, LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization of Scism, LLC (the “LLC”) were filed with the Department of State of New York (“SSNY”) on December 11, 2012. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to the LLC at 7509 North Broadway, Suite 4, Red Hook, New York 12571. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP Address: 29 British American Boulevard Latham, New York 12110

LEGAL NOTICE CSB VT PROPERTIES LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization of CSB VT Properties LLC (the “LLC”) were filed with the Department of State of New York (“SSNY”) on March 7, 2013. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process c/o the LLC, 8 Dallas Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP Address: 29 British American Boulevard Latham, New York 12110 LEGAL NOTICE 17040 LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization of 17040 LLC (the “LLC”) were filed with the Department of State of New York (“SSNY”) on March 7, 2013. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process c/o the LLC, 8 Dallas Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP Address: 29 British American Boulevard Latham, New York 12110 LEGAL NOTICE CSB NY PROPERTIES LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization of CSB NY Properties LLC (the “LLC”) were

filed with the Department of State of New York (“SSNY”) on March 7, 2013. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process c/o the LLC, 8 Dallas Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP Address: 29 British American Boulevard Latham, New York 12110 LEGAL NOTICE HWB ALDEN ACRES II LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization of HWB Alden Acres II LLC (the “LLC”) were filed with the Department of State of New York (“SSNY”) on March 7, 2013. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process c/o the LLC, 8 Dallas Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP Address: 29 British American Boulevard Latham, New York 12110 LEGAL NOTICE CSB 31-35 ALDEN PLACE LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization of CSB 31-35 Alden Place LLC (the “LLC”) were filed with the Department of State of New York (“SSNY”) on March 7, 2013. Office lo-

cation: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process c/o the LLC, 8 Dallas Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP Address: 29 British American Boulevard Latham, New York 12110 LEGAL NOTICE OCEAN 12 LLC Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization of Ocean 12 LLC (the “LLC”) were filed with the Department of State of New York (“SSNY”) on March 7, 2013. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process c/o the LLC, 8 Dallas Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The LLC does not have a specific date of dissolution. Purpose: All legal purposes. Filer: Lavelle & Finn, LLP Address: 29 British American Boulevard Latham, New York 12110 Notice of formation of Hawk Lane, LLC (the “LLC”). Arts. of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on April 25, 2013. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to: c/o McCabe & Mack LLP, 63 Washington Street, P.O. Box 509, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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