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Apple Blossom festival brightens Red Hook page 14

Monday’s discovery presumed to be one of two men missing in Christmas tragedy

Moon rocks land in Hyde Park page 15

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BY JIM LANGAN Hyde Park Police were called to the shore of the Hudson River just north of the old Railroad Station Monday morning where the body of a white male was discovered. The body was removed

from the scene and taken to Vassar Brothers Hospital for an autopsy. Sources tell Hudson Valley News the body is likely that of one of the two men who went missing and were

presumed drowned in a December 21 boating accident. Baylin Coddington of Millbrook and Barrett Raymond of Hyde Park were with Michael Maurer on the > >continued on page 3

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Does it hold the key to fate of missing Poughkeepsie woman?

BY JIM LANGAN December 21, 1985 was a bitterly cold winter’s day in Poughkeepsie and it was also the last time anyone saw or heard from 55-year-old Joann Nichols, a first grade teacher at the Gayhead Elementary School in Hopewell Junction. Her husband, James Nichols Jr., called police to say his wife was missing after she didn’t show up for an appointment at a local hair salon, triggering an intensive search and subsequent investigation by Town of Poughkeepsie police. A note left taped to the family’s computer was discovered and led authorities to initially consider the possibility of suicide. The Nichols had lost their only child, a 25-year-old son, in a drowning incident in May of 1982. Family and friends of the couple said Joann Nichols had been particularly hard hit by the tragedy and the note was consistent with that sentiment. But the note was typed and it could not be definitively linked to Nichols.


A massive search of the area turned up no sign of the missing woman. Bodies of water, though frozen at the time, were searched as well. Another indication that something was wrong came on Sunday, the day after Nichol’s disappearance. According to the family, Nichols called her mother religiously every Sunday between 2 and 4 p.m., and her failure to do so on Dec. 22 was a further indication that something was very wrong. Not long after the disappearance, the couple’s car was found abandoned in the 9 Mall Shopping Center in Poughkeepsie. Detectives investigating the case further determined that there had been no credit card or banking activity in Nichols’ accounts and that no personal belongings were missing. Sources say police considered James Nichols a suspect in the disappearance, but were unable to gather sufficient evidence to pursue the case


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further. Eventually the case went cold, until very recently. On March 6, 2013, police were called to the home of James Nichols on Vassar Road, the same home from which Joann Nichols vanished. Inside they found James Nichols dead of natural causes in what police describe as an unattended death. Neighbors say Nichols had been something of a recluse in recent years and had once been employed by IBM. Given that Nichols had always been on the police’s radar in his wife’s disappearance, authorities conducted a thorough search of the property in the hope that the home might shed light on the decades old mystery. A number of sources said police were hopeful they might find Joann Nichols’ body in the house or buried on the property. The search appears to have been unsuccessful thus far. Authorities indicate that Nichols was something of a hoarder and had neglected the property for some time. Presently there are a number of dumpsters filled with debris on the property and the remnants of crime scene tape wrapped around trees in the front of the house. Neighbors say the work to empty the house has been ongoing for some time. But it is what police found inside the home that has refocused attention on the disappearance of Joann Nichols. Sources tell Hudson Valley News that as many as 50 firearms were discovered in the home, with only a fraction of them legally registered. In addition, a barrel of sulphuric acid and other chemicals were found in the basement. These chemicals have been known to be used to dissolve human remains and other evidence of a crime. Sources say much of the basement remains flooded preventing a more thorough examination at this time. The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Chief Thomas Mauro did not return repeated calls for comment.

Red Hook Police arrested Bruce D. Feller, 54, of Elizaville, on Saturday at 6:15 p.m. on Spring Lake Rd. Feller was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving with .08 percent or more of alcohol, and driving while intoxicated, all misdemeanors, as well as the infractions of consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle and having an inadequate exhaust. Police stopped Feller for an exhaust violation and found him to have a blood alcohol content that was over three times the legal limit. He was processed and released on tickets to appear in town court at a later date. Red Hook Police also arrested Michael P. McGrinder, 27, of Red Hook, on Sunday at 12:08 a.m. on East Market St. McGrinder was charged with two counts of drunken driving, both misdemeanors, and the infraction of failing to stop at a red light. He was processed and released on tickets to appear in Village Court.

Drug arrest in Pleasant valley

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cassandra Perri, 26, of Dover Plains, for various drug offenses. At approximately 2:15 a.m. on May 7, a vehicle that Perri was a passenger in was stopped by sheriff’s deputies for unsafe backing on Rte. 44 in the Town of Pleasant Valley. Further investigation revealed that Perri was allegedly in possession of seven packs of heroin, a quantity of marijuana, and hypodermic needles. All of the items described were seized and Perri was taken into custody. At this time, Perri has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (heroin), a class-D felony, criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree, a class-A misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, a class-A misdemeanor. After being processed, Perri was arraigned before the Town of Pleasant Valley Court, and was released on her own recognizance. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the State Police.


There will not be a public hearing for Mavis Tire at the Hyde Park Town Hall on May 15. Although Mavis Tire is on the planning board agenda, they are not ready for a public hearing as the board is still considering many SEQRA issues but may set the public hearing in the near future. The planning board secretary informed us that, “The public is welcome to attend this meeting to listen to the presentation but no public testimony may be heard that night.”

Dedication of Memorial Contemplative Garden in Honor of Drayton Grant BY HV NEWS STAFF In 2006, ownership of Drayton Grant’s pivotal Burger Hill was transferred role in the creation and from Scenic Hudson to management of Burger Winnakee Land Trust in Hill Park in Rhinebeck was recognition of its sound honored with the renaming of management of the the park to the Drayton Grant park. “Without Drayton Park at Burger Hill after her Grant, there wouldn’t be death in October 2012. A team a Burger Hill Park. This of Grant’s family members, Contemplative Garden is friends and Winnakee Land a place to reflect, not just Trust supporters recently Drayton Grant on the beauty of this place, planted 10 crabapple trees on but on the tremendous a small knoll above the pond to create difference one strong voice can make,” a Memorial Contemplative Garden in said Lucy Hayden, executive director of honor of Grant. The dedication of the Winnakee Land Trust. “Drayton was a Memorial Contemplative Garden will be person who made a world of difference this Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. here at Burger Hill and in a thousand Grant was Winnakee Land Trust’s longdifferent places for many, many people. I time vice-president, a local attorney who hope people who visit this memorial will was instrumental in protecting Burger feel her unbreakable spirit.” Hill from development and establishing a The Reverend Canon Percy Grant public place for all to enjoy. When Burger will lead Saturday’s dedication program, Hill was threatened in the 1990s with followed by words from Drayton’s suburban-style residential development, husband, Wayne Baden, and Winnakee Grant was the driving force who organized the community and enlisted the help of President, Sally Mazzarella. The public Scenic Hudson to purchase the property, is invited to attend. Drayton Grant Park established the park under the management at Burger Hill is located on Rte. 9G, just of Winnakee Land Trust, and organized south of the intersection with Violet Hill a group of more than 50 volunteers Rd. For more information please contact committed to daily opening, closing, and Jen Mac Kay at or call 845-876-4213. seasonal maintenance of the park.

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night of Dec. 21 when they decided to take a canoe out on the Hudson during a storm. Coddington was scheduled to be married the next day and the three friends had been celebrating. Shortly after leaving Bard Rock, near the Vanderbilt Mansion, the young men found themselves in trouble on the turbulent waters of the river. At some point, their canoe capsized throwing the men into the 48-degree water. While clinging to the overturned canoe and attempting unsuccessfully to get help from a barge anchored in the river, Maurer was chosen to swim to shore and seek help. Maurer managed to get to shore and found his way to the Royal Crest

apartments where he roused a resident at 1:30 a.m. By then his friends had been in the water for more than two hours. After a massive search and rescue effort, the men were presumed drowned. It is presumed the cold water may have caused the body to sink in an area of the river that could be as deep as 145 feet. As the river warms, the body is pushed to the surface allowing wind and tides to push it to shore. While Hudson Valley News has been told off the record which of the two men it is, we have elected to withhold that information in deference to the families, and to allow the Medical Examiner to release that information.

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Donated easement protects 16 acres of scenic, ecologically vital land in Rhinebeck

Property adjoins critical tidal habitats in Hudson River Estuary BY HV NEWS STAFF Generous landowners donated a conservation easement to Scenic Hudson on 16 scenic and ecologically important acres adjacent to the Hudson River’s Vanderburgh Cove in Rhinebeck. The land is highly visible from numerous public viewpoints, including South Mill Road (a state-designated scenic road), Amtrak, the Hudson River and two of Scenic Hudson’s most popular Ulster County parks, Esopus Meadows Preserve and Shaupeneak Ridge Preserve. The property also contains more than half a mile of shoreline along two significant wetlands, the tidal marsh and intertidal mudflats in Vanderburgh Cove and Fallsburg Creek, a Hudson River tributary. The forested land adjoins 203 acres previously protected by Scenic

Hudson through a conservation easement. Upland portions of the property will allow for the inland migration of species whose habitats face inundation by rising waters. “Conserving this land is critical for preserving the beauty and ecological diversity of Vanderburgh Cove — one of the Hudson River Estuary’s true ecological powerhouses as well as a very popular paddling destination. Its protection also ensures that visitors to two of Scenic Hudson’s flagship parks will continue to enjoy the magnificent views that compelled us to create these natural areas and that contribute greatly to their popularity. We thank the landowners for their generosity and vision in permanently protecting this natural treasure,” said Scenic Hudson

President Ned Sullivan. Vanderburgh Cove serves as a critical nursery and feeding site for freshwater and oceangoing fish, including the

federally endangered shortnose sturgeon. It also provides a feeding and resting area for large flocks of waterfowl and osprey during migration.

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everything by the rev. chuck kramer

BIPARTISAN TERM LIMIT BILL PROPOSED OhNo,Mother this isn’t a belated Mother’s Day

BY HV NEWS STAFF In a bipartisan effort to end corruption in Albany, State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Rhinebeck) and Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill)​introduced joint legislation to create term limits in both the New York State Senate and Assembly. “Good government and earning the public trust is not a partisan issue, and I thank Assemblyman Lalor for working with me to reform the system in Albany to better serve our constituents in the Hudson Valley,” said Gipson.  “Term limits will help take the selfinterest out of holding office, encourage fresh ideas and improve the process in how and when things get done in Albany.” Lalor said, “Lately, it seems like we’ve been relying on the FBI and the U.S. Attorney to term limit our politicians. Something is very wrong when you’re more likely to leave Albany in handcuffs than through the ballot box. Term limits will go a long way to changing that.” The proposed legislation would extend a senate term from two to four years, and set senate term limits at no more than three four-year terms served for a total of twelve years. Assembly terms would remain at two years with no more than six two-year terms served, also at a total of twelve years. If a legislator serves in both houses, their service would be capped at sixteen years.   Gipson is the prime sponsor of the senate bill while Lalor is the prime sponsor in the assembly.

column. It’s a roundabout meditation on a different kind of mother. It all started when three things came together in quick sequence. First, I was recently watching a DVD of one of my favorite British TV shows (not including “Dr. Who,” “Monty Python,” or “Downton Abbey”). I’m speaking, of course, of “The Vicar of Dibley.” “The Vicar of Dibley” is a program from the 90s about a quirky little village that gets, to its horror, a female vicar. Remember that female priests were brand new in England in the 90s. This particular vicar was sort of a cross between Garrison Keillor’s Pastor Inqvuist and Rosanne Barr. Which is to say, she’s big, sassy, irreverent and filled with love for her charges. She’s also unflappable and doesn’t let the negative reception she receives slow her down. Of course, she ultimately wins them over. Second, I was doing research this week on one of the characters for our fall Graveyard Tours. That person is Margaret Lewis Norrie. You probably know the park that bears her name, but did you know she was quite the suffragist? I didn’t. Turns out, she worked publicly for more than a decade to win the right to vote for women. Third, I read in the news last week about a group of women who were ordained as Roman Catholic priests. That’s what the

article said. This took me by surprise at first, but as I read on, I learned that these were not approved ordinations. They were seminarytrained women who felt called to ordination, and a bishop who was sympathetic to the concept of women priests. There was much finger wagging and hand-wringing. There were lots of arguments about why this was all wrong. What struck me about some of the arguments was that they sounded familiar. Certainly, I had heard them in our church over the decades, but there was somewhere else, too. Then I realized. In my research on Margaret Norrie and her suffragist activity, I’d heard similar phrases. Women are fundamentally different from men. This is not the realm they were designed for. Voting will only keep women from fulfilling their natural roles. Adding women’s votes will do nothing to get rid of the corruption of politics. They’re not identical, of course, but they’re not as different as you might think, either. Back in 1912 when these arguments were published, they had lots of support it would be another eight years before the 19th Amendment would pass. I wonder how they sound to most people today. Now, I’m completely clear that the Roman Catholic Church has every right to make it own decisions - as it should. And right now, it deems that these women’s ordinations are invalid. But validity is a funny concept. For centuries, Roman Catholics and Orthodox did not consider each others’ ordinations to be valid. For its entire existence, we Anglicans have dealt with being considered invalid, especially by our Roman Catholic cousins. I would go so far as to say that most denominations expend a lot of energy and goodwill not recognizing the ordinations of the other denominations. You get used to it after awhile and

just take care of business, that being to share the Gospel and provide spiritual care for those in your charge. Based on the interviews I read from these women, I suspect they will just take care of business in the communities that recognize them. When the Episcopal Church started ordaining women some thirty-five years ago, untold numbers fled or refused to receive communion from female priests. The women priests simply got down to the business of the Gospel and let the chips fall where they may. Curiously, while many left the church in revulsion, quite a few of them eventually came back and discovered they could worship with women priests. As one crusty old friend said to me more than twenty years ago when talking about about the female assistant at his church, “I don’t believe in female priests ... except for her. She’s great.” One by one, people who witness their ministries come to appreciate them. While the answer is not settled, women are here to stay in the Episcopal priesthood, and the church is better for it. Back when I was in seminary in the 80s, a professor there predicted that the Roman Catholic Church would ordain women before it started allowing priests to marry. I have no idea how it’ll play out. And, since I’m not Roman Catholic, it’s none of my business how, or when, they resolve this issue. But I have a suspicion. I suspect that women will be ordained in and recognized by that church sooner than you might imagine. I suspect Roman Catholics, in general, will embrace female priests much more quickly than my own denomination did. And I suspect that, when they do, they’ll find it a blessing. The Rev. Chuck Kramer is rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park. You can leave a comment for him at rector@

talkback on facebook Hudson Valley News readers responded to last week’s editorial about Mavis Tire, a proposed seven-bay shop at the vacant gas station site across the street from Sweet’s Funeral Home, that is on the Hyde Park planning board’s agenda: Brian Stalter: If everyone keeps making it so difficult/impossible for businesses, Historic Hyde Park will simply be history. Ken Plumb: Hyde Park Town Board has always had its head up its a**. Rhinebeck and Red Hook have transformed into (money generating) tourist destinations and beautiful villages, while Hyde Park wallows as a third rate suburbia. It’s a shame with all the historic sites and the CIA. {4} May 15, 2013 | | Hudson valley news

Bobby Beers: I do believe there needs to be a balance between keeping with the local historic integrity of the town while attracting businesses to the town to generate tax relieve to relieve the tax burden on residents of Hyde Park. Hyde Park has struggled to attract businesses over the years because of the towns rejection of many large scale and local businesses. Get involved in the conversation. Find Hudson Valley News on Facebook or email your Letter to the Editor to

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IS there a tIPPInG POInt FOr Obama?

If you had told me not too many years ago that a sitting president could be AWOL for nearly eight hours as a U.S. embassy was being attacked by terrorists, and those terrorists actually killed our ambassador and three others, and that president lied and waffled about it, I’d have said that president would be history. But that’s exactly what happened in Benghazi and eight months later the White House is still bobbing and weaving with the facts, and refusing to make relevant people and records available to the American public. It is disgraceful and shameful that Barack Obama has chosen to politicize the deaths of four Americans he could have saved. There were assets available that could have, and should have, been deployed in Libya, but a combination of incompetence, an upcoming election, and an unwillingness to offend Muslim sensibilities doomed four brave Americans. If Barack Obama had an honorable bone in his body, he would fall on his sword in front of a joint session of congress. But who am I kidding? The last truly honorable man in the White House was Ronald Reagan, and he’s not coming back. When Reagan discovered Oliver North and a few rogue advisors had arranged to trade arms for hostages in the Middle East, he didn’t hide behind aides or blame the CIA or anyone else. It was on his watch and he went on national television and apologized even though he knew absolutely nothing about it until well after the fact.

Barack Obama, on the other hand, was informed in real time that the embassy personnel were under attack and he simply checked out for eight hours, and to this day will not publicly account for his whereabouts during that murderous siege. Instead, Obama has sent out an increasingly dubious bunch of political hacks to blame Republicans for asking for a truthful accounting of the facts. Watching White House Press Secretary Jay Carney parse every question and repeatedly pass the buck to the CIA and State Department took me back to the days when Ron Zeigler used to do the same for an embattled Richard Nixon during Watergate. Don’t these guys get it? At some point even the most partisan media outlets are going to have to throw in the towel on Obama. Sure, they’re going to do all they can to protect their liberal heartthrob, but at some point even he becomes yesterday’s news and it’s time to find a new, more credible horse to ride. What does surprise me is how much of this disingenuous posturing the American people are prepared to take. We’re talking about turning our backs on four Americans as a terrorist mob attacked them like Mussolini and his mistress at the end of WWII. That should get a president fired. There has to be a tipping point. We should care as much about Benghazi as we do about a domestic terrorist event like what happened in Boston. Between Benghazi and the revelation that the Obama administration had the IRS investigating conservative political groups prior to the election, Obama is hemorrhaging credibility. Combine that with the fact he’s a lame duck with some lame ideas playing out and it’s probably time for the liberals and their media acolytes to move on. The question is will Benghazi take heir apparent Hillary with it.

If barack Obama had an honorable bone in his body, he would fall on his sword in front of a joint session of congress.

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TO THE EDITOR: The Mavis Tire business is proposed to be located in the so called Town Center Historic District, a strip along Rte. 9 from the Vanderbilt entrance to St. Andrews Road which includes nearly every parcel along the highway. This zoning was put into effect by the McArthur administration and one of the permitted uses is ‘Commercial, General’ which encompasses nearly all business uses other than a few that are prohibited. The town’s zoning requires the applicant to produce a site plan that is acceptable to the planning board before construction can commence. Town code (the laws of the town) site plan requirements are in chapter 108, section 9. In addition, the town has noise restrictions which can be seen in chapter 75. Section 4J addresses business noise. When an applicant applies to the town for site plan approval, it is required by law that the planning board holds a public hearing to gather information from the public in regards to the application before proceeding with its final deliberations. Should the planning board reject the application based on any argument that is not based on law, the applicant has the option of seeking redress in court on the grounds that the planning board had acted in an arbitrary manner. Personal opinions of town officials, either pro or con, are not a basis for acceptance or rejection of an application. Herbert Sweet Hyde Park

TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the Clinton Alliance Church, I wish to thank the Rhinebeck Post Office for collecting foods for the “Stamp Out Hunger” drive held May 11. The generosity of the community to those lest fortunate is greatly appreciated. God Bless. Jamie Hafer Clinton Alliance Church Food Pantry Ministry

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RED HOOK JUDGE NAMED COUNTy BAR PRESIDENT BY HV NEWS STAFF The Dutchess County Bar Association named Red Hook Town and Village Justice, the Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, as the president of the 536 member association for 2013 - 2014. Justice Triebwasser brings more than four decades of experience to the bench as a police officer, investigator, attorney, prosecutor and judge. He is a graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and New York Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association,

Dutchess County Bar Association, past-president of the Dutchess County Magistrates Association and is a director of the New York State Magistrates Association. Triebwasser has been a Red Hook resident since 1979 with his wife Ellen. They are the parents of Tom and Alison. Since 1919, the Dutchess County Bar Association has worked to serve the legal profession and the community at large, promoting access to and understanding of the law.

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• We attended the Dutchess County Economic Corporation’s breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand on Thursday along with about 300 folks from around the county. The keynote speaker was Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, who extolled the virtues of co-op and apprenticeship programs for college students to make them more employable when they graduate. We were there broadcasting live with Tom Sipos and his Hudson Valley Focus program on WKIP.

• Here’s something any young mother can tell you. A recent study says it is 12 times more distracting to be driving with children in your car than talking on a cell phone.

• Saw just about everyone at the breakfast in terms of elected officials and prominent business people. As usual, no sign of anyone from the Hyde Park town board, although County Legislators Rich Perkins and Sue Serino were there representing Hyde Park. Ironic, because Aileen Rohr and the gang are always talking about economic development but can’t seem to pencil in the economic development schmoozfest as a worthwhile endeavor. Then again, she may have had a meeting with the wind section of the New York Philharmonic!

• O.J. Simpson is back in a Nevada courtroom this week attempting to get a re-trial of the case that sent him to prison. He is claiming his attorney botched his case and wants a mulligan. He’s aged and packed on a few pounds in the slammer. The 65-year-old murderer is eligible for parole at 70, if this gambit doesn’t fly. I remember seeing him in the 80s walking down Park Avenue in a million dollar coat and with a blonde on each arm and thinking this guy has a great life. It’s been a little downhill since then.

• By the way, County legislator Rich Perkins will be on Hudson Valley Focus Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. to discuss the proposed new Dutchess County Jail and his opposition to it.

• The White House press room was evacuated over the weekend when smoke suddenly filled the room. Imagine that, blowing smoke in the press briefing room.

• Word out of Atlantic City is that the Miss America pageant won’t be playing “Here She Comes, Miss America” as the winner is announced anymore. The widow of the man who wrote the song is suing over royalties she claims are due her and officials have decided to can the song.

• Saks Fifth Avenue opened its heart and wallet to Boston Marathon bombing victim Adrianne Haslet last week. The 32-year-old dance instructor lost a foot in the attack and Saks treated her to a shopping spree at their Boylston Street store, which is not far from the scene of the bombing. Nice.

• Loved watching former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford thump Steven Colbert’s pretentious sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, last Tuesday. Sanford won back his old congressional seat in spite of all the out-oftown money and celebrity campaigners that showed up on her unqualified behalf. Colbert can now go back to his smarmy, unfunny show. It was also nice to see Sanford’s smoking Argentinian fiancé on the podium. Who says you can’t go home again?

on top. Hopefully someone washed it down with a giant soft drink and had a good cigar afterwards.

• Rutgers’ new basketball coach, Eddie Jordan, was introduced recently as a former alum and basketball star and coach. All true except the alumni part. It seems Jordan never got his degree, and Rutgers never checked. Rutgers said a degree wasn’t really a job requirement. Sort of like all those basketball players who drop out after their senior season. • One of the two brothers responsible for the Boston bombings was buried in a Muslim cemetery in Virginia after Massachusetts cemeteries refused the body. Virginia officials are said to be furious he ended up in their state so they may have to dig this cretin up and start all over. • The House of Cupcakes in Greenwich Village baked a 36,000 calorie cupcake to send a message to the humorless nanny state Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The monster cupcake was made with 12 pounds of sugar, six cups of cocoa powder, 24 eggs, two cups of milk and has a glazed photo of a frowning Bloomberg {6} May 15, 2013 | | Hudson valley news

• We hear that someone threw a rock through a window at the home of former Hyde Park Supervisor Yancy McArthur the other night at 1:30 in the morning. Gee, I wonder who’s crazy and angry enough to do something that childish. State Police are said to be investigating the incident.

Something is very wrong when you’re more likely to leave Albany in handcuffs than through the ballot box. – Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R,C, I) Fishkill

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e-mail us your events: deadline is noon on Friday. listings are accurate as of press time but be sure to confirm details before you go.

THIS wEEK (May 15-21)

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; 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; 845-876-3533. “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@ 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 “Tivoli Bays Talk: Two Row Wampum;” Thursday, May 16; 7:30 p.m.; Tivoli Free Library, 86 Broadway, Tivoli; Jack Manno, a professor of Environmental Studies at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will join Frieda Jacques, a Clanmother of the Onondaga Nation Council of Chiefs, to discuss the 400-yearold treaty between Native Americans and the Dutch founders of New York State; Free; 845889-4745 ext. 109. Dutchess County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale; Friday, May 17,10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Farm and Home Center, 2715 Rte. 44, Millbrook; 845-6778223 ext. 115 or Spring 2013 Photography Conference; Saturday, May 18; 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Wallace

bardavon Gala featuring Liza minnelli

Friday, May 17; 8 p.m.; Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; $125-$225; 845-473-2072 or Center, 4079 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park; “Design Within Up-Close Photography” with Lori Adams, photo critique by Frank Dispensa and “Landscape Photography” with Greg Miller followed by an optional photo walk; Rhinebeck Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale; Saturday, May 18; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; CVS lot, E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Perennials, herbs, vegetables, houseplants and more, plus baked goods; 845-876-2436. 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; 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,

kin Festival on Oct. 13; festivals.html

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Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival; Thursday, May 16; 3:30-9:30 p.m.; Fiber Flame, 1776 Rte. 212, Saugerties; Food trucks from around the Hudson Valley, along with live music and performers, a wine and beer garden, crafts, movies for kids and more; hvfoodtrucks. Gardiner Cupcake Festival; May 18; noon-6 p.m.; Wrights Farm, 699 Rte. 208, Gardiner; Cupcake contests, music, wine tastings, children’s activities and the first annual Cupcake Classic 5K; gardinercupcakefestival. Hudson Valley Strawberry Festival; June 9; noon - 5 p.m.; Riverfront Park, Beacon; Also site of the Corn Festival on Aug. 11, and the Pump-

Hudson Valley Brew Festival; June 1; 2-6 p.m.; Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie; Beer tastings, music and BBQ; $36 advance tickets until May 29; Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival; Saturday, September 21; 12:30-5 p.m.; Riverfront Park, 1 Flynn Dr., Beacon; Samplings from over 30 breweries, local artisans, live entertainment and food; $40 general admission, $75 VIP; Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival; September 7-8; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday; Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck; $22-70; DoN’T MISS: Hudson Valley Garlic Festival, Sept. 28-29; Hudson Valley Pickle Festival, Nov. 24; Hudson Valley Sangria Festival on July 20 at the Benmarl Winery in Marlboro.


Hudson Valley LGBTQ Festival and Pride March; June 2; 1-4 p.m; Hasbrouck Park, New Paltz; Live music from musicians including Pamela Means, and Savory Truffle; > >continued on next page

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Matinees (shows before 6pm) Saturday and Sunday only, and one late matinee on weekdays*



Rte. 9, Red Hook• 758-3311

42 (PG-13) The Great Gatsby in 2D (PG-13)

(5:20) 12:45 1:45 (3:45) (4:45) 6:45 7:45 9:35 Star Trek into Darkness in 3D (PG-13) 1:25 (4:05) 7:00 9:40 Star Trek into Darkness in 2D (PG-13) 12:45 2:15 (3:35) 6:20 8:00 9:00 Iron Man 3 in 3D (PG-13) 1:45 (4:30) 7:15 9:45 1:20 (4:00) 6:45 9:20 Iron Man 3 in 2D (PG-13)

NEW PALTZ CINEMA Rte. 99, New Paltz • 255-0420

* Late day matinees noted in parenthesis

Rte. 9, Hyde Park • 229-2000

The Great Gatsby in 2D (PG-13) Star Trek into Darkness in 3D (PG-13) Star Trek into Darkness in 2D (PG-13) 42 (PG-13) Iron Man 3 in 3D (PG-13) Iron Man 3 in 2D (PG-13)

Star Trek into Darkness in 3D (PG-13) Star Trek into Darkness in 2D (PG-13) The Great Gatsby in 2D (PG-13) Iron Man 3 in 3D (PG-13)

12:45 2:00 (3:45) (5:00) 6:45 8:00 9:35 1:25 (4:05) 7:00 9:40 12:45 2:15 (3:35) 6:20 8:00 9:00 (5:20) 1:45 (4:30) 7:15 9:50 1:20 (4:00) 6:45 9:20

1:00 (3:45) 6:45 9:20 1:45 (4:30) 7:15 9:50 12:55 (3:45) 6:45 9:35 1:20 (4:00) 7:00 9:35


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Dutchess County Ballon Festival; July 5-7; Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie; Rosendale Street Festival; July 20-21; Main St., Rosendale; Six stages and 74 bands; Donation-driven;


Rhinebeck Antiques Fair; May 25-26; Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rte. 9, Rhinebeck; $10; Woodstock-New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair; May 25-27; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 4 p.m. on Sunday; $8 adults, $7 seniors, free for children under 12; Queen City Arts Festival; Saturday, May 18; 2-7 p.m.; Main Street, between Market and Academy Sts., Poughkeepsie; Live entertainment from SnowBear, Tajah and more, plus restaurant tasting stations from local restaurants and art from local artists; Hudson Valley Chalk Festival; July 12-14; Water Street Market, New Paltz; Artists create 3-dimensional chalk drawings; PLUS! The Country Living Fair, June 7-9, Sheep and Wool Festival, Arts Festival and more at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds.


Half Moon Theatre’s 10 Minute Play Festival; May 17-19; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday; Half Moon Theatre Performance Space, Oakwood Commons, 2515 South Rd., Poughkeepsie; Third annual festival comprised of a series of short plays, written by a different playwright under the theme “Poughkeepsie 12601;” $15; 845-235-9885 or Powerhouse Theater and the Readings Festival; June 21-July 28; Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; 29th season includes musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, fully produced Mainstage plays and free events in-

6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Featuring authors Sarah Mlynowski, Lynda Mullaly Hunt and John Bonk; Free; RSVP required at rsvp@ Photo by William Marsh.

cluding performances in the Lehman Loeb Art Center, performances of classic plays and a twopart readings festival; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; June 11- Sept. 1; Boscobel, Garrison; Featuring “King Lear,” “The Three Musketeers” by Ken Ludwig and “All’s Well That Ends Well;” 845-265-9575 or Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival; July 6-Aug. 18; Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson; Music, opera, theater, dance, film and cabaret focusing on “Stravinsky and His World;” Also: Caramoor Music Festival in Katonah (June 22-Aug. 7); Music Mountain, the oldest chamber music festival in Falls Village, Conn. (June 16-Sept. 1); Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount (July 6-Aug. 31). Mountain Jam; June 6-9; Hunter Mountain; Primus, The Lumineers, Phil Lesh & Friends, Dispatch and more;

“Along the Hudson” Group Art Show Opening Reception; Saturday, May 18; 5-7 p.m.; Wells Fargo Advisors, Montgomery Row, Second fl., Rhinebeck; On view through July 22; 845-8382880 or “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 “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; Author Jeanne Lemlin; Sunday, May 19; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Rhinebeck Farmers Market, 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Winner of the James Beard Award for “Quick Vegetarian Pleasures;” 845-876-0500. CarFit for Senior Drivers; Sunday, May 19; 1-4 p.m.; Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6511 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck; Trained professionals will lead older drivers through a 12-point checklist

Third Annual Eli Jaffe Film Competition; Sunday, May 19; 1 p.m.; Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Regional film competition featuring area college students will also celebrate the centennial of Dutchess County writer, musician and peace activist Eli Jaffe; Reception to follow at 3 p.m. at the Morton Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff; Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary Team Trivia Contest; Sunday, May 19; 1 p.m.; Sidelines Restaurant and Sports Bar, 7909 Albany Post Rd., Red Hook; $20 per person; Reserve by calling 845-871-3470. Hudson Valley YA Society Life Actually Tour; Sunday, May 19; 4 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Featuring authors Lurlene McDaniel, Shawn Goodman, Anna Jarzab and Deborah Heligman; RSVP required at; 845-876-0500. 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; 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; > >continued on page 10

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival; June 15-16; Croton Point Park, Croton-onHudson; Performances by Pete Seeger, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Mavis Staples, Kris Kristofferson and more; Beacon Riverfest; Saturday, June 29; noon to dusk; Riverfront Park, Beacon; Celebrating Beacon’s centennial with over a 12 bands on three stages; MORE: Gathering of the Vibes (July 25-28) featuring The Black Crowes, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals; The Taste of Country Music festival in Hunter, June 13-15, featuring Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Trace Adkins and more.

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Dutchess County Genealogical Society; Tuesday, May 21; 7:30 p.m.; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Spackenkill Rd., Poughkeepsie; Featuring talk with Greta Nettleton, author of “The Quack’s Daughter: A True Story about the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl;”


Three Women and Their Land: From Farm to Nursery to Formal Gardens; Thursday, May 23; 9:45 a.m.; Montgomery Place, 8 Davis Way, Red Hook; Brown bag picnic on the grounds during the Rhinebeck Garden Club’s monthly meeting; Bring folding chair; 914-475-3502.

May 18 at 2 pm

with a special appearance ce by Patty the Clown

Toots & The Maytals; Thursday, May 23; 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show; Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; $40-60; 845-679-4406 or


• Family Movie • Refreshments • Gift Bags • Drawing for a ard • $25 grocery gift card

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The Virginia Commonwealth University Singers; Thursday, May 23; 7 p.m.; Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck; Suggested donation $10 adults, $5 students and seniors; 845-876-3727.

Enjoy brunch at

Joseph’s Steakhouse brunch menu Eggs any style $5, with bacon add $4 Classic Benedict $10 Filet Mignon Benedict $18 Crab Cake, Sauteed Spinach Stacker $16 Steakhouse Corned Beef Hash Omlete $10 Sliced Steak & Eggs $16 House-made Corned Beef Hash and Eggs $9

11 am-3pm Angus Cheddar Burger with Fried Egg $9 Blueberry Buttermilk Pancake $9 French Toast Stuffed Marscapone & Strawberries $10 Bagel & Cream Cheese $4 Toasted English Muffin or Bagel $3 Cranberry & Apricot Scone $4

lunch & such

Chopped with Egg Salad with mixed greens, bacon, walnuts, olives, tomato, cranberries, vinagrette $12 French Onion Soup with croutons & gruyere cheese $8 Soup du Jour $5 Stuffed Baked Clams $9 Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail $14 11 am-3pm Open Prime Rib Sandwich $14 Angus Burger $10, add cheese add $2 3 pm-8pm House Salad or Fries $4

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Orange Juice, Tomato Juice, Cappuccino/Latte, Coffee, Espresso, Harney & Sons Tea


Hibiscus Margarita, Tony’s Orange Martini, Mike’s Espresso-tini, XXX Bacon Bloody Mary, Black Currant, Orange or Cranberry Mimosa, Mango Sparkler

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Go-to summeR sHoe

BY CAROLINE CAREY Celebrating its 35th birthday, Vara is the iconic mid-heel shoe with a grosgrain bow and gold plaque bearing the Ferragamo logo. For years, Vara has been worn by style setters around the globe and has become an icon in the fashion realm and is one of the most famously recognized shoes from the House of Ferragamo. The shoe comes in many colors and skins, and in 2007 spawned the Varina, it ballet slipper offshoot. To celebrate its anniversary, Ferragamo is taking a page from Belgian Loafer’s playbook and offering customordered color combinations. For $550 you can select the color of the shoe, the bow and the heel. And while Memorial Day is a few weeks away, it will take seven to nine weeks for your custom shoes to arrive. So, I am getting my order in soon

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weekend eVents

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tHe noRtHeast’s GaRden paRty oF tHe yeaR

BY HV NEWS WEEKEND STAFF The ever-popular two-day event Trade Secrets, a rare plant and garden antiques sale followed by a day of garden tours, is gearing up for its 13th annual event on May 18 and 19 at Lionrock Farm. For garden lovers, Trade Secrets is a weekend to explore some of the finest gardens and to browse for a few of your favorite things. “I look forward to this weekend every year,” said Bunny Williams of Bunny Williams Inc., one of the world’s largest and most prestigious design firms. Williams founded Trade Secrets 13 years ago when she offered to hold a small plant sale to support Women’s Support Services, a non-profit organization founded in 1981 that provides services to persons in the northwest corner of Connecticut who have experienced domestic violence or abuse. “I have watched this event grow from a fledgling garden sale in my backyard to an event that includes many garden and antiques dealers. For a country event in the northwest corner of Connecticut to attract the number of people it does is wonderful,” added Williams. Approximately 60 plant vendors and garden antiques dealers from around the northeast region will set up their wares under the tents at Elaine LaRoche’s picturesque LionRock Farm, located at Rte. 41 and Hosier Rd., in Sharon, Conn. Trade Secrets brings garden lovers from around the world to the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut to discover new plants, topiary, and antiques for their gardens. Martha Stewart makes her annual trek to Trade Secrets, too. “This event is always so special and is attended by some of the best gardeners,” says Stewart on her blog. “There are always the most amazing and unusual varieties of plants to be found and extraordinary objects and accessories for the garden and home.” The event will also feature author signings at the Johnnycake Books booth. From 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Saturday, meet garden and design experts Kathryn Herman, Tovah Martin, Margaret Roach, Barbara Paul Robinson, Gil Schafer, and Matthew Patrick Smyth. On Sunday, May 19th, four spectacular Connecticut gardens will be open for tours. Back by popular demand for the 13th year is Bunny Williams’ garden. This is a great opportunity for eavesdropping on Bunny Williams’ and John Rosselli’s affair with their house, and features their new “birdhouse village.” From the exquisite 18th century stone walls at Plum Creek Farm to the 200 plus yearold Colonial house at Mudge Manor to the treasure trove of ideas from Lee and Fritz Link’s garden, this is a tour not to be missed. Regular tickets for Saturday’s sale are $35 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Early buying” tickets are available for $100 and include continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and admission to the event. Tickets for the four garden tour on Sunday, May 19th are $70. For more information on Trade Secrets or to purchase advance tickets, call 860-364-1080 or visit

weekend EATS

Changing up fresh comfort food BY CAROLINE CAREY The trees and flowers tell us that spring has sprung, and the farmers’ market and the grill beckon. But as the damp days last week reminded us, there is still room for warm, delicious comfort food. And, tortellini alla nonna, or grandmother style, is my comfort food of choice. Traditionally the dish is made with tortellini and pancetta in a creamy Alfredo sauce. But since I am the grandmother in this family, tortellinin alla Lina replaces the pancetta with bacon and adds in some peas. I have been making this wonderful dish since I was introduced to it by my brother David when I was in junior high school. He also introduced me to Raffetto’s Pasta, the world’s best source of fresh pasta. Raffetto’s, located at 144 West Houston St. in Manhattan, has been making pasta since 1906. While tortellini alla Lina is good with any tortellini, it is spectacular when made with Raffetto’s fresh pasta and parmesan cheese. Make a plan to visit Raffetto’s on your next trip to the city, and stock up as it freezes well. Buon Appetito!

Tortellini alla Lina Ingredients:

9 ounces of tortellini 3 tablespoons butter 2/3 cup heavy cream ½ cup parmesan cheese 3 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled ½ cup froen peas, thawed

Heat a large pot of water to boil. Cook tortellini in boiling water according to package directions (3 minutes if using fresh Raffetto’s pasta). Drain tortellini. Melt butter in pot, toss the tortellini in the melted butter to coat. Add heavy cream and stir mixture over low heat. Stir in parmesan cheese and continue to stir as cheese melts into sauce. Mix in bacon crumbles and peas. Enjoy!



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books to think about

BY ANN LA FARGE Seven decades and counting! Who, among us, doesn’t remember Superman? Seventy-five years after he was born, he’s still America’s favorite hero, and now you can read about him in Larry Tye’s “Superman, The High-flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero,” (Random House, $17, with 16 pages of photos, many in full color). Start at the beginning, where the author reveals his life-long interest in the superhero. “Superman stood up to Hitler and Stalin before America did,” he reveals, and “used his radio broadcast to expose the savagery of the Ku Klux Klan, while his comic books upended slumlords and wife-beaters.” He goes on to wonder why America embraces the heroes it does? There’s no better way to understand modern-day heroes than to look at Superman, who tapped into the American psyche more effectively than anyone else did, and has lasted longer than all of them. How? He is, the author maintains, an archetype of mankind at its pinnacle. “He sweeps in to solve our problems.” Well, I thought I’d just dip into this book for a few minutes. But I was hooked, and you will be too, as you learn how Superman changed with the times, zeroing in, in each era, on the threats that scared us most. The love story, a triangle, is fun, too! At the end of the book there’s even a curriculum vitae for the hero, starting with his address, and including friends, nemeses, aliases, work experience, honors, and the many languages he speaks. Just this once, take my word for it. This book is fun, from beginning to end. I’m not a vegetarian, but many members of my family are, and friends too. But I think I’ll keep Jeanne Lemlin’s book for myself. “Simply Satisfying – Over 200 vegetarian recipes you’ll want to make again and again” (The Experiment, $22) is a big, lavishly illustrated (in full color) book with easy-tofollow instructions, perfect for this season when the farmers’ markets will be opening and all that fresh produce will be available. There are also menu suggestions, a glossary, and a chapter on making “the basics” from scratch. I picked a recipe that really appealed to me and headed for the kitchen to concoct “Baked Chickpeas Provencale” (laced with rosemary, garlic and red wine) and topped with breadcrumbs. Who needs meat? There are lots of recipes for curries, delicious looking puddings, even some great-looking breakfast favorites. And speaking of farmers’ markets, Oblong

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Books & Music will host Jeanne Lemlin at the Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market on Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She’ll do a demo and sign copies of this terrific book. OK, time for fiction, and this week brought a couple of strange and weirdly wonderful novels to the Teetering Pile. The kind of novels that make you think, and haunt you after you finish them. Love Shakespeare? Any of you remember the old mnemonic for his buddies: “Kyd Marlowe Peeled A Greene Lyly?” Fascinated by book collecting perhaps? None of the above? Doesn’t matter, pick up a copy of Charlie Lovett’s “The Bookman’s Tale – A Novel of Obsession” (Viking $18), and disappear into it. Peter Byerly, a poor kid attending a small college in North Carolina in the early 1980s, has two great loves: rare books and Amanda. He gets a part-time job in the college’s rare books room, learns about binding, and woos Amanda. The novel, which trips back and forth from 1592 London to the present, follows Peter as he suffers the tragic loss of his wife, and moves to England. But one day, opening an 18th century study of Shakespeare forgeries, a picture of Amanda falls out of the book. But it can’t be her, it’sVictorian! Peter is obsessed, and follows a trail of clues that lead him from an old manuscript of Greene’s “Pandosto,” to the lair of a murderer, and to his Holy Grail: a priceless artifact that would prove the truth about Shakespeare’s identity. Part love story, part thriller, part literary mystery, this novel, by a former antiquarian bookseller, will keep you turning the pages far into the night. Asked about his definition of a bookseller’s Holy Grail, the author said, “I think the idea of a true Holy Grail in collecting runs deeper than just ‘the book that, more than any other, I would like to add to my collection.’” To me, a Holy Grail is something I am almost certain I am never going to find. But that word “almost” leaves open the slightest crack in the door of possibility. If you, like me, often complain about the paucity of truly fine novels, give this one a whirl, and then go on to read another often puzzling, always thought-provoking novel, Dale M. Kushner’s debut novel “The Conditions of Love” (Grand Central Publishing, $28). I was hooked when I read the flap copy, which stated, “You’ll like this if you like Elizabeth Strout.” Can’t argue with that (and by the way, don’t miss her newest novel, “The Burgess Boys,” recently praised in this column). This novel , divided into three parts, is about three different kinds of love, and different kinds of sorrow. Eunice, the heroine, is a child when her story opens in 1953, living in Wild Pea, Illinois, with her mother, Mern, and mourning the defection of her father. Mern teams up with a new guy, Sam, but he too defects, and the household mostly falls apart. Mern has a pet bird and Eunice has a turtle. In school, Eunice is learning about the Greek gods and goddesses. “The goddess I liked best was Artemis, who lived alone in the forest with her dogs and shot arrows at intruders…” Things falls apart and we next meet Eunice living with Rose, a nurse and beekeeper who lives alone in the woods. “No clock, no calendar, no Cashmere Bouquet.” Mern is gone. But, when you reach the third part of the book, and Eunice’s many destinies, and perhaps a great love, you will realize that you are reading a truly extraordinary story. It left me breathless. Wow. 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@

Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market starts outdoor season The Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market stepped outside for the first time of the season this past Sunday, offering delectable local goods from plants to Aba’s (famous) Falafels, free seedlings for moms and delicious capicola from Dancing Ewe Farm. See more photos on Hudson Valley Weekend’s Facebook page. Photos by Nicole DeLawder.

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Farmers’ Markets

Arlington Farmers’ Market; Raymond and Collegeview Aves., Poughkeepsie; June 7 to October; Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. 845-471-2770 Beacon Farmers’ Market; Beacon Train Station, Beacon; Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 845597-5028. City of Poughkeepsie Farmers’ Market; Pulaski Park; June through October; Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Hyde Park Farmers’ Market; Hyde Park Town Center, Rte. 9, Hyde Park; June to October, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 845-561-1205. Kingston Uptown Market; Wall St.; Beginning May 25 through Nov. 17; 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Milan Farmers Market; opening May 17, Fridays, 3-7 pm Milan Town Hall Rte 199. Millbrook Farmers’ Market; Front St. and Franklin Ave.; Memorial Day weekend to October, Saturdays, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.; 845-877-4304, Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market; Municipal Parking Lot, 23 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Through November; Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 845-8767756,

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apple blossom brightens red hook PHOTOS BY NICOLE DELAWDER AND JIM LANGAN On Saturday, May 11, visitors to the Village of Red Hook braved the occassional showers to enjoy the annual Apple Blossom Festival. The day-long festival lined Route 9 offering goods such as plenty of flowers, food, live music and activities, including a petting zoo. See more photos from the day on Hudson Valley News’ Facebook page.


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DCC honors program students receive awards

Dr. Werner Steger, professor of history and honors program coordinator (back row, center) stands with the 2013 honors program award winners. Photo submitted.

SPACED OUT IN HYDE PARK Moon rocks displayed at Regina Coeli

BY HV NEWS STAFF Fourteen students graduating with associate degrees from Dutchess Community College’s Honors Program in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences recently were presented awards celebrating their academic achievements. The Honors Advisement Sequence challenges high-achieving students with an enriched liberal arts education and an upper-level interdisciplinary seminar.

The fourteen students who received awards were Jocelyn Alvarez, Zuleima Cabrera, Alexandra Camporese, Katherine Colon, Kayla DelBiondo, Amanda Federico, Laken Flynn, Andrew Guerrazi, Elizabeth Hollick, Michael Keating, Stephanie LeCain, Alyson Oliva, Christopher Perez and Paul Vespo. The Richard Reitano Scholarship in Political Science was awarded to Kreshnik Deliu.

by HV News Staff Nearly 100 people attended a very special event at the Regina Coeli School in Hyde Park Saturday morning. Arriving with a police escort were rocks taken from the moon’s surface during the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. Apollo 17 was the sixth moon landing and holds the record for the largest amount of soil and rock samples taken from the moon’s surface. The Apollo 17 astronauts spent three days on the moon before returning to earth. Rosemarie Sanders, an earth science teacher from White Plains and certified by NASA to borrow and display moon artifacts, led a lecture, discussion and viewing of the rocks. Accompanying Sanders was Officer Thomas Mirabella of the Hyde Park Police Department. More than a few wide-eyed children and adults were mesmerized by the rocks and posed for photos with them. At the end of the program, the rocks were put back in sealed cases and escorted from the auditorium. The program was sponsored by The Friends of the Hyde Park Library and hosted by Regina Coeli. Officer Mirabella of the Hyde Park Police Department and Rosemarie Sanders, earth science teacher who has been certified by NASA to borrow the moon rocks and conduct lectures. Photos by Jim Langan.

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around town

Clinton by ray oberly

Feathers, Fins, and Fur Game Dinner Canceled

The Clinton Alliance Church canceled their second annual Game Dinner scheduled for Saturday, May 18 in their Clinton Alliance Church Youth Center. They are sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused. All paid ticket payments received will be refunded.

“Spring-Free-For-All” Yard Sale

Have you ever been to a “Spring-FreeFor-All” yard sale? The Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church will hold the yard sale rain or shine on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the items are given away free. It’s a “yard sale” without the “sale.” Come and see if there are any treasures you can take home while enjoying a free cup of coffee and friendly conversation. One person’s junk is another person’s treasure. The church is located at 1592 Hollow Road in Clinton Corners. For more information, call 845-266-8057 or go to their webpage

Historical Society Tag and Bake Sale

The Clinton Historical Society will be holding a fundraising tag and bake sale on Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Creek Meeting House at 2433 Salt Point Turnpike in the Hamlet of Clinton Corners.

This is a significant source of funds for their programs. Baked items should be brought on the day of the sale. Please consider donating your unwanted items of value, but no clothing will be accepted. Donated items may be left on the porch of the Creek Meeting House or call Mary Jo Nickerson at 845-266-3066 for more information or pick-up.

Friends of University of Albany benefit for Africa program

The Friends of the University of Albany School for Social Welfare are holding a benefit to support scholarships for student travel to Africa to promote friendship, foster collaborations, and raise awareness. The 2013 Summer Study Tour will be to South Africa, Tanzania, and Zanzibar. This benefit will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Church of the Messiah Parish Hall at 6436 Montgomery St. (Rte. 9), Rhinebeck. The highlight of the event will be a savory tasting of African cuisine prepared by Certified Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt. Feast on a delicious buffet of gourmet ethnic specialties. You can delight in listening to the inspirational sounds of gospel music by the Spirit of Unity artisans, who are in residence at the Saint Jame’s Episcopal Church in Hyde Park. You can sway to the live drum rhythms of renowned percussionist G. H. Abasi Johnson and Vincent (Chickie) French. You can also dance to the beat of distinctive music from throughout Africa. There will also be an auction of distinctive ethnic items and other fabulous things. The public is invited to come and enjoy listening to the gospel songs, dancing, and dining.

Hyde Park Thunder storms Mother’s Day tournament

The Hyde Park Thunder 12-and-under softball team took first place this past weekend at the Dutchess Deb's Mother's Day Bash Tournament in Saugerties. The travel team, consisting of players from Hyde Park, the Town and City of Poughkeepsie, Stanfordville and Pawling, went 5-2 scoring 27 runs throughout the weekend. Pictured, top, left to right: Charlotte Palumbo, Brianna Palermo, Madchen Knauss; bottom, left to right: Laura Pedevillano, Haley Strang, Jackie Imperati, Olivia Zoeller, Casey O'Brien, Kayla Chavarri, Abby Thomas and Elizabeth Miller. Photo submitted. {16} May 15, 2013 | | Hudson valley news

Reverend Jim Wickstead, Dr. Dan Ziegler and Cornerstone Pastor Dave Way at the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church’s 25th anniversary celebration.

The cost is $60 per person, with $35 considered a charitable donation. Reservations for A Taste of Africa and the auction are required by Friday, May 31. To make a reservation, make your check payable to The University at Albany Foundation and mail to the School for Social Welfare, University at Albany, c/o Mary I Whitehead, P.O. Box 1235, Sharon, CT 06069. Please include this information with your check to complete the reservation; your name, address, telephone number, and email address. For more information, contact Beverly Canin at 845-8766944 or Shirley Jones at 845-266-3844.

ULCS Hosts Battle of the Bands and BBQ

The Upton Lake Christian School (ULCS) is hosting a Battle of the Bands concert and BBQ dinner on Saturday, June 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. on their lawn at 2450 Salt Point Turnpike in Clinton Corners. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for outside seating. In case of rain, the event will be held indoors. The dinner will include a southern smoked pulled pork or beef sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, beverages, and other fixings. Other food items will be available. There will children’s games available to help to entertain the young ones. Several christian bands have signed up and others may still come by calling 845-266-3497. The cost per plate is $15 for adults and $10 for children three to 10-years-old. All proceeds benefit ULCS. For reservations or more information, visit their webpage or call 845266-3497.

Cornerstone Church Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church celebrated its 25th anniversary on the evening of April 12 at their church. The congregation, community, and friends were invited to attend and celebrate. The celebration started with a buffet dinner, followed by hymns, pictures, and guest speakers. This

was a very impressive and well done tribute to their existence for 25 years. Current Pastor Dave Way welcomed the attendees. Elder Tom Ward of Valley Bible Fellowship Church gave the grace and blessing before the dinner. The formal part of the celebration began with everyone singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” Pastor Way mentioned the costs of many common items in 1988 and some of the special activities that occurred that year. The Cornerstone Church held its first service on April 10, 1988. He also read excerpts from the church’s newsletter about the early years of the church. Next came a slide presentation of pictures from the past and present. It included pictures of church services, baptisms, the reconstruction of the purchased motel into the present church, and many photos of congregation members over the years. There were many laughs and comments from the attendees as they saw themselves and others in the pictures. The hymn “To God be the Glory” was sung by all. Guest speaker Reverend Jim Wickstead described how they originally met as a church in the Pleasant Valley Grange Hall for several years. Now the church should be getting its second wind so it will be ready for the next 25 years. Guest speaker Dr. Dan Ziegler described how the Bible Fellowship Churches moved from their starting point in Lebanon, Penn., to Staten Island, New York, and then to Plainfield, New Jersey. They pick a centrally located city in a region where they want a church. After the first church is established, they then start clusters of several daughter churches around the main church. In looking for another church location, they selected the Mid-Hudson Valley. After some searching, they found a barn in Poughquag, near the intersection of Beekman Rd. and Rte. 55, and reconstructed it into a church. Next came the churches in Pleasant Valley, Carmel, and eventually the present Cornerstone Church in Clinton Corners. He encouraged the attendees to stand firm, be utterly committed, and pray fervently. These are the series of Pastors that lead the Cornerstone Church’s congregation over the 25 years: Dave Way, Dave Heineman, Jerry Clark, and currently Dave Way. Thanks are given to Pastor Way for overseeing the celebration and to the Fellowship Committee for organizing the activity and selecting the food. The church is located at 1592 Hollow Road in Clinton Corners. For more information, directions, or questions, call 845-266-8057 or visit their web page at To respond to Ray Oberly’s column, email

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around town by heidi Johnson It hadn’t rained in something like three weeks, but last Saturday, as we went shopping for Mother’s Day flowers, it was pouring. Which is fine. The plants certainly didn’t mind, and neither did the Stanford Garden Club members who assisted us with picking out a hanging basket. There were no baked goods sales this year (darn!), but Bridget and I had a lovely time choosing my Mother’s Day gift and also chatting with Ritamary Bell and Judy Germond. The Garden Club apparently did quite well with the annual sale, despite the gloomy weather. There were over 20 hanging baskets at the start of the day, and by the time Bridget and I took home ours, and then another young man stopped while we were still chatting, there were only two left. Thank you to my husband Jim for my traditional Mom’s Day gift. It is beautiful, and I know it will bloom all summer.

Lions Club Sight and Hearing Fair

This coming Saturday there will be a neat new event at the Town Hall. The Stanford Lions Club is sponsoring a Sight and Hearing Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. I caught up with Ann Collins, who is spearheading the organization of this event, and she gave me the following details on what folks can expect to find at this fair: Lions Club free eye exams for children ages one to five-years-old. This is a noninvasive test where photos are taken of children’s eyes and then sent to Albany for analysis. Many eye problems can be diagnosed early using this technique. RISE Radio is a PBS-sponsored service which reads major newspapers on the radio. Information on accessing this channel online will be available, as well as samples of talking books. St. Francis Hospital will provide hearing screening for all ages. There will also be a video presentation on how to live better with low vision. A pamphlet with the same tips as in the video will also be available (in large print, of course!). One tip Ann was telling me about was the use of yellow sticky dots on stove dials, and thermostats. These are much easier for people with low vision to see than skinny lines and markings. Many simple tools and devices will be

Ritamary Bell of the Stanford Garden Club assists customer Bridget Donnelly with the sale of a hanging basket last Saturday at the Garden Club spring plant sale. Photo by Heidi Johnson.

available to test and purchase. Lighthouse International will be there to help customers purchase these and many other helpful devices. Some examples: a talking clock, talking adding machine, and a monocular. Sign language representatives will be on hand to demonstrate the use of sign language and perhaps teach a few words/phrases. Guiding Eyes will have dogs there and information on how to raise a guide dog puppy. Puppies may even be there, but Ann wasn’t certain about that. There will also be loads of demonstrations such as volunteers using cards to demonstrate to the seeing public what the world looks like to someone with glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration. And, the Lions Club will have information on who to turn to if someone from Stanford needs services such as hearing or sight exams but cannot afford them. “I hope that enough people have heard about this fair that need services, or who live with people who need them,” Ann said. “This is our target audience, but we will also have information on how to keep your eyes healthy, and what signs to look out for that could indicate a vision disorder.” It sounds like it will be a great program. Hope many of my readers take advantage of this entirely free, fun and educational event.

Recreation Department Reminders

A reminder that the playground at the SPARC Park will be closed starting this coming Thursday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 21 to facilitate application of wood preservative and renovations. Plan on taking your children to another park for those few days, please, but come back soon and check out the park all freshened up. Registration for summer programs dates/ times are as follows:

Wednesday, May 22, 6 – 8 p.m. Residents only. Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Residents only. Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Residents/Non-residents.

All reservation sessions are held at the town hall and remember that this year you will need not only your license plate numbers

Stanford Grange Annual Roast Beef Dinner - Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Menu will include family style servings of roast beef (rare to well done), mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, green beans almandine, rolls/butter, hot and cold beverages, and homemade pineapple upside down cupcakes for dessert.  Cost is $12 per person.  Reservations are a must, call Louise Woodcock at 845-868-7548. Defensive Driving Class at Stanford Library – May 20 and 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. Must attend both classes. Successful completion entitles participants to a 10 percent reduction in auto insurance and/or a reduction of four points on their driving record. To register, send a check payable to Safety Education to Bill Owens, 1403 Jackson Corners Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571. For more information, call 845-756-2481  That’s it for Stanford news this week. See you all next Wednesday. Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845392-4348 or

Members of Girl Scout Junior Troop 10479, top from left to right Giulia Oxenholm, Mikaela Torcello, Emily Lyons. Bottom row from left, on crutches, Catalina Pozza, Amber Codacovi, Kayleah Soden, Katie Hall, Ellie Pitcher, and Helen Fleming.

Girl Scouts donate supplies to SPCA BY HV NEWS STAFF

Rhinebeck Junior Girl Scout Troop 10497 organized a collection drive at their school, Chancellor Livingston Elementary, in Rhinebeck. Under the direction of troop leaders Diane Lyons and Colleen Soden, members collected 30 recycling bins filled with pet food and supplies to donate to the Dutchess County SPCA. The drive was part of the troop’s efforts to earn the Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can receive. To earn the Bronze Award troop members must devote at least 20 hours towards a community service project. Along with the donation drive, troop members made cat toys and organized a presentation at the Northern Dutchess Girl Scout Skit night on April 26th to teach about the history and mission of the DCSPCA. In addition to arranging for guest speakers from the community, the girls wrote and performed two skits about animals and pet adoption. Their songs included “Everybody Wants to be a Cat” and “I Want to be a Dog.”  Troop members delivered the 30 bins of donated items on April 29 and toured the shelter. The girls met the cats in the sun room and gave them some of the toys they had made for them. Hudson valley news | | May 15, 2013 {17}


SAINT FRANCIS HONORS Two TOP NURSES BY HV NEWS STAFF The Sister Ann Elizabeth Award for Nursing Excellence was presented to two Saint Francis Hospital nurses at an awards breakfast during National Nurses Week. Clinical Nurse Specialist Judy Canham (Inpatient Mental Health/Behavioral Health Services) and Cathy Regan, Nurse Manager, Home Care Licensed Services Agency, were among the 22 nurses nominated for the annual award. The recipients were selected by a nominating committee based on the information contained in written nominations. “Thank you for your service, but really you deserve a lot more than that,” hospital President and CEO Jason Barlow told the gathering. “You deserve our admiration, respect, and you deserve to be listened to and cared about.” “We really need to keep the focus on nursing and the work that we do, caring for our patients,” said Canham, whose husband joined more than 100 nurses, physicians, administrators and staff. Regan’s husband and son also attended. The award is named after the late Sister Ann Elizabeth, Saint Francis’s former director of the School of Nursing and for 24 years hospital president. A plaque displaying the names of winners can be found outside of the hospital’s Our Lady of the Angels chapel.

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Wendell H. Bautz, Rhinebeck Wendell H. Bautz 72, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Bautz participated in ROTC while attending Hofstra University, and served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964. Prior to moving to Rhinebeck, Wendell was a 34 year resident of Mahopac. He was an active member of the Shrub Oak United Methodist Church and had always been involved in Boy Scouts as a Scout and Assistant Leader. Since moving to Rhinebeck he has been very active as a member of the Reformed Church of Rhinebeck; the Rhinebeck Tree Committee; and as a volunteer for the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation. He enjoyed reading, walking and bicycling around Rhinebeck with his wife, Betty Lou. Before retiring to Rhinebeck, Wendell worked with Sinclair Oil and City Investing in Investor Relations and Shareholder Records; following that he was a Career Counselor with Right Associates for ten years. Born June 27, 1940 in Brooklyn he was the son of Mack and Elsa (Festerling) Bautz. On March 13, 1965 in Richmond Hill, Queens, he married Elizabeth Louise Eppers. In addition to his wife Betty Lou of Rhinebeck, he is survived by a son Craig Bautz of Hauppauge, New York; a daughter Gwen VanGorder, and her husband Bill of Johnstown, New York; five grandchildren, Michaela and Emma VanGorder, Amanda, Jennifer and Julia Bautz, a sister Renate Alexander, sisterin-law Marie Crooks, brother and sisterin-law Albert and Gerry Eppers, a niece and three nephews. Calling hours are Thursday, May 16, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. Funeral services are Friday, 11 a.m., at the Reformed Church of Rhinebeck, 6368 Rte. 9, Rhinebeck. Interment with Military Honors will follow at the Rhinebeck Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Reformed Church of Rhinebeck, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck, New York 12572, Boy Scout Troop #128, Rhinebeck, NY, 12572, or Hospice,

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Muriel F. ‘Anne’ O’Malley, Rhinebeck Muriel F. ‘Anne’ O’Malley, 87, a longtime resident of Rhinebeck, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 26, 1926 in New York, New York, the daughter of the late Frank G. and Mabel E. (Hull) O’Kie. On June 29, 1962, she married Gerard O’Malley in Greenwich, Conn. Mr. O’Malley predeceased her on February 14, 1981. Mrs. O’Malley retired from the Eastchester Savings Bank in Mt. Vernon, New York as a bank auditor, after many years of service. She is survived by two sisters, Evelyn Burns and Ruth Vaughan; nieces and nephews, Patricia Risley and her husband Richard, Deborah Berry, Edward Vaughan and his wife Patricia, James White and his wife Carol, Annemarie Kirschenheiter and her husband Frank, Jeanmarie Stewart and her husband Dave, Frank O’Kie III and Brian O’Kie; grand nieces and nephews, James, Tricia, Jennifer and David Berry, Leslie, and Matthew Vaughan, Daniel and Kevin White, Thomas and Michael Kirschenheiter, and Sarah, David and Jessica Stewart; and a great grand niece, Sierra Hogan. In addition to her parents and husband, Muriel was predeceased by a brother, Frank G. O’Kie II, two sisters, Marion M. O’Kie and Jeanmarie White, a nephew, Will Berry and a grand nephew, William Berry. Calling hours were from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Church, Rhinebeck. Interment will follow in the Rhinebeck Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to the Good Shepherd Church, 3 Mulberry St., Rhinebeck, NewYork 12572. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck.

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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


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. DELL' OLIO VENTURES, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company ("LLC"). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec. of State ("NYSS") 05/07/2013. 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. 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.

Notice is hereby given that license 2190446, for beer, liquor and wine has been applied for by the undersigned to sell beer, liquor and wine at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 66 Broadway, Village of Tivoli, Town of Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York, 12538 for on premises consumption. BLACK SWAN PUB, INC. Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: RMJ Cargo LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/07/2013. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to RMJ Cargo LLC, 194 Washington Ave. Beacon, NY 12508. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. J & R SMALL ENGINE REPAIR LLC Articles of Organization filed 5/3/13; SSNY; Dutchess County, New York; SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Address for mailing copy of process: 14 Gasparro Dr, Pleasant Valley NY 12569; Purpose: any lawful purpose; Perpetuity. 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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