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JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2013 JUN INSIDE: RHINEBECK POLICE DEPARTMENT RIBBON CUTTING | REMEMBERING LUCILLE PATTISON | SAINT FRANCIS NEWS | LOCAL SENIOR PICNICS

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COUNTY PLANNING BOARD SLAMS MAVIS PROPOSAL Letter claims proposed location “incompatible with neighborhood”

Rhinebeck tree house featured on Animal Planet page 14

FDR Alumni Band ready for 35th year page 15 Puppy haircut time

BY JIM LANGAN In a letter obtained by Hudson Valley News, the Dutchess County ty Department of Planning and Development came down hard on he Mavis Discount Tire’s proposal to build a seven-bay facility on the site of a former gas station in Hyde Park. Residents have been up in d. arms about putting such a business in a quiet, historic neighborhood. The site is at the intersection of Rte. 9 and Albertson St. ng According to the letter, which expresses an unusually strong re opinion, “the negative impacts of the proposed discount tire store are likely to be much greater than the former gas station because of le the much larger building and the auto repair component.” While conceding the proposed use is permitted in the Town Center Historicc District, DC Planning said there are numerous existing uses within a d 500 foot radius that would be negatively impacted by the anticipated noise generation. Those include two funeral homes, two churches,, one school, one lodging facility, more than 40 homes, and more than a dozen places listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ironically, the current town board recommended, in its 2013Hyde Park Town Center Pedestrian Study, that development around the Crossroads complement the historic nature of the area. The Dutchess County Planning letter also suggests that the Mavis store would need to be rotated along Rte. 9, with the bay doors and parking shifted to the rear (west) of the building, to comply with the town code. > >continued on page 2

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SERIOUS MOTORCYLE ACCIDENT IN LAGRANGE BY HV NEWS STAFF The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious accident involving two motorcycles and one car, which occurred on Noxon Rd., near Maloney Rd., in the Town of LaGrange at approximately 5:45 p.m. on June 23. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location in response to a 911 call for a motorcycle accident, and upon arrival it was discovered that there were two victims with serious injuries. The injured parties were identified as Nicoy Murray, 23, and Garfield Parker, 29, both of Poughkeepsie. Both were transported to St. Francis Hospital for treatment and remain in critical condition. Murray suffered possible multiple broken bones and extensive road rash, and Parker is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Preliminary investigation revealed that Murray and Parker were operating two separate motorcycles westbound on Noxon Rd., when they lost control and struck each other at the intersection of Maloney Rd. After striking each other, Parker’s motorcycle then struck an eastbound car, and Murray’s motorcycle slid and struck a guiderail. The occupants of the involved car were uninjured. The investigation into the exact cause is continuing, however preliminary information has suggested that unsafe speed and unsafe passing are possible factors. Multiple witnesses have described seeing the motorcycles speeding and passing cars in no-passing zones in the moments leading up to the accident.

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arrested developments

Hyde Park man arrested for burglary

The Hyde Park Police Department Detective Division ran a joint investigation with the Town of Poughkeepsie Detective Division on numerous reported burglaries in the area of Roosevelt Rd., Wright Ave. and an attempted burglary on Norah Lane. This led to the arrest of Kwanell A. Fields, 23, of Hyde Park. Fields was arrested on June 19 and charged by the Hyde Park Police with two counts of burglary in the second degree, a class-C felony. The Town of Kwanell A. Fields Poughkeepsie Police charged Fields with criminal possession of stolen property in the third degree, a classD felony, and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, a class-E felony. Fields was arraigned and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail with no bail.

Poughkeepsie woman charged with endangering the welfare of her 10-month-old child

The State Police at Poughkeepsie arrested Poughkeepsie resident, Rubi Martinez Guttierrez, 19, for endangering the welfare of a child. On June 20, New York State Police and the Lagrange Fire District were dispatched to a Poughkeepsie residence for a reported unresponsive infant. The ensuing investigation revealed that the child’s mother, Guttierrez, had left the infant unattended in the bath tub, for a brief, undetermined duration. The infant was stabilized, transported to St. Francis Hospital and after several hours of observation, was released. New

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• Karen A. Rendon, 18, of Hyde Park, was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, both class-A misdemeanors. She was then turned over to the City of Poughkeepsie Police on an active arrest warrant issued by city court for unlawful dealing with a child in the first degree, a class-A misdemeanor. Rubi Martinez Guttierrez

Milan man charged with DWAI drugs after crashing into house in Red Hook 

Red Hook Police arrested Paul J. Urbanak Jr, 34, of Milan, following a one car auto accident on Turkey Hill Rd. in the Town of Red Hook. Red Hook Police responded to a Ducthess County 911 call around 10:45 p.m. Thursday night for a car crashing into a house. Upon arrival, police interviewed Urbanak, who was the driver of the vehicle, and found him to be under the influence of narcotics. Urbanak was placed under arrest at the scene and charged with driving while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, as well as the infraction of speed unreasonable and prudent. He was processed and released on tickets to appear in town court at a later date. The house was occupied at the time of the accident, but there were no injuries sustained to any persons inside the residence. Red Hook Police were assisted on scene by the New York State Police and the Red Hook Fire Department.

Recent Arrests

The Hyde Park Police report the following recent incidents: • Scott J. Schunzel, 20, of Newburgh, was charged with false impersonation, a class-B misdemeanor, and trespass, a violation of law. • Katherine J. Balis, 44, of Millbrook, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. • While patrolling the town parks after dark, Hyde Park Police located 10 subjects, ranging in ages from 17-20, having a bonfire on the grounds of Pinewoods Park. They were all charged with trespassing, a violation of law.

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• Edwin M. Delcotto, 37, of Hyde Park, was charged with criminal mischief in fourth degree, a class-A misdemeanor.

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• A 17-year-old male from Staatsburg was charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree, a class-A misdemeanor, and a violation of town code for illegal dumping, a violation of law.

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York State Child Protective Services was advised and assisted in the investigation. Guttierrez was arrested for endangering the welfare of a child and is scheduled to appear in the Town of LaGrange Court.

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• David M. Hernandez, 27, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor.

• Jerome P. Buda, 32, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, a class-A misdemeanor. • Jennifer A. Veloudas, 18, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. • Ernesto Reyes-Rodriguez, 31, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on an active arrest warrant issued by Hyde Park Police for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a class-A misdemeanor. • Havohe A. Atkinson, 37, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor, and harassment in the second degree, a violation of law.

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The letter continues that the analysis of the noise impact of the Mavis store “may not paint a complete picture of possible noise impacts on the surrounding neighborhood.” The Dutchess County Planning letter states, “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a typical impact wrench used for changing tires produces over 100 decibels of sound. This is above the level that may cause hearing loss for those in close proximity to the tool.” It goes on to suggest that the noise assessment study for the applicant may not truly represent the situation as the other locations presented only consider the use of one impact wrench and that the bay doors were kept closed. The Dutchess County Planning letter concludes that if Mavis is unable to resolve the issues it identified, or find an alternate location where such issues would not be a concern, that the planning board should “not grant the requested site plan approval.” And, if the planning board were to act contrary to Dutchess County Planning’s recommendation, the law would require a vote to “do so by a majority plus one” of the board. It would appear that the Dutchess County Planning letter could be the death knell for Mavis at that location. A public hearing has yet to be scheduled, which will give the public an opportunity to express their opinion.


LOCAL NEWS

Laura Bush tours FDR library, Val-Kill and the CIA BY JIM LANGAN Former First Lady Laura Bush, accompanied by friends, visited Hyde Park Thursday for a tour of the renovated, and soon to be opened, FDR Library. The visit came about after FDR Director Lynn Bassanese extended an invitation to Mrs. Bush when she attended the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. Mrs. Bush had indicated that she had never been to the FDR Library, and Bassanese invited her to visit whenever she found herself in the area. Mrs. Bush was in the area visiting friends and making her way to Connecticut when she stopped by Thursday. The visit was a private and closely guarded secret. Hudson Valley News was made aware of the visit and was the only media outlet present when Bush’s motorcade pulled up to the temporary entrance to the library. Mrs. Bush was

greeted by Director Bassanese and other officials. Startled tourists could be seen walking by Mrs. Bush before realizing who the famous visitor was. Mrs. Bush was accompanied by a three-car Secret Service contingent. After a brief conversation, the former First Lady was taken around to the main entrance of the library and given an extensive tour. The library is scheduled to re-open to the public on June 30. See more about the library on page 8. After exiting the library, Mrs. Bush and friends walked down the path to the Rose Garden where they paid their respects at the graves of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The group then moved on to visit FDR’s home and the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site at Val-Kill. Prior to visiting the FDR sites, Mrs. Bush and her party enjoyed a relaxing lunch at the CIA. Photo by Jim Langan.

FIRST FEMALE COUNTY EXECUTIVE DIES Local officials remember Lucille P. Pattison BY HV NEWS STAFF Local officals around Dutchess County and beyond mourned the loss of Lucille P. Pattison. On November 8, 1978 Pattison was elected the first Democratic county executive in Dutchess County, the first woman Democratic county executive in the United States, and the first Democrat elected to any county-wide office in Dutchess County history. Pattison held the county executive seat from 1978 until her retirement 1991. She remained undefeated in any races for office. “As the first female county executive in New York State, she restored decency to the Office of the Dutchess County Executive and led our county during a difficult period,” current County Executive Marc Molinaro stated. “She was a trailblazer in our community and stood as a wonderful role model for so many.” Dutchess County Democrat Party Chairwoman Elisa Sumner noted that Pattison “provided Dutchess County, its people and the Democratic Party strong and effective leadership.” “Dutchess County is a better place because of Lucille Pattison,” Molinaro add-

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ed. “She has left a legacy of service that we should aspire to emulate, build upon and remember in her honor.” Pattison, 77, suffered from Alzheimer’s and died June 19 at the Baptist Home in Rhinebeck, where she lived for the past two years. Pattison is survived by her husband, Ross and two daughters. The family is planning a memorial service in September. Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | June 26, 2013 {3}


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OPINION

GOD, LIFE AND

EVERYTHING BY THE REV. CHUCK KRAMER

Pilgrimage I’m pretty much at the half-way point of my sabbatical right now, and I thought I’d share one of the things that I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on. To be honest, at first, I thought I’d be sitting in my easy chair for three months reading novels. I’ve read three so far. Other than my Spanish classes, my time has gone into what was initially a minor part of the sabbatical: pilgrimage. No, I haven’t gone off to the Holy Land or Canterbury or Santiago de Compostela – or anywhere really. But pilgrimage has been in my heart and mind, and yes, in my feet a bit. What is pilgrimage, anyway? And why has it been tugging at me? A couple of years ago, I was in India when I saw maybe a hundred people walking down a dusty road together. They all wore matching orange shirts, and people seemed to give them deference as they passed. My host said they were a group of Hindu pilgrims headed to a shrine. It occurred to me, I’d never seen pilgrimage in person. It was oddly compelling. I began wondering why I had never seen Christian pilgrims, when I noticed an ad for a Christian pilgrimage to the Holy Land. At $3,000 per person, it was considered a bargain. Ah! I thought. I don’t see pilgrims because they go far away. I don’t know too many pilgrims because I don’t know lots of people who have the resources to spend $3,000 each. In fairness, if you’re middle class and save for a couple of years, you can do it. But if you read brochures for this type of pilgrimage, it’s hard to distinguish them from the typical coach tour. They seem more like vacations to interesting historical sites than spiritual journeys. This bugged me. So I began reading. Here’s a little history. Pilgrimages started out for Christians as ways to see where Christ walked and, more importantly, died. Only rich people – or those willing to give up everything – were able to go.

It could take well over a year. Hardship and danger were standard for travel at the time, and those difficulties were incorporated into the spiritual journey. Pilgrimage was designed to take the pilgrim out of their normal life and throw them into a different space where all falls away but God. It’s otherworldly. Pilgrims went to worship, to be healed, to ask God for some favor or as penance. Each was both all alone and at the same time surrounded by fellow pilgrims on that same journey. That’s compelling. When Muslims took over the region, and crusades made such travel dangerous, Europeans began looking for closer pilgrimage alternatives. They created pilgrimage destinations imbued with sacredness because they purported to contain relics of some saint or other. Later in history, they were sites (like Lourdes) where some vision(s) took place, usually involving the Virgin Mary. For others, even that more regional travel was too hard, so more localized “mini-pilgrimages” were devised. The stations of the cross mimicked the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. The labyrinth, a circular meandering prayer path, became popular for those who wanted to walk their prayers but couldn’t leave home. The stations and the labyrinth are both popular today, and we practice them at St. James’. I value them both as spiritual vehicles. But if you want a sense of journey, they leave something to be desired. As I pondered all this, it occurred to me that the goal of a pilgrimage doesn’t have to be some particular place. Sure, it’d be nice to see Jerusalem or Lindisfarne, but it’s the journey itself that matters, and walking engages the body far more than sitting in a coach bus. I guess what I was looking for wasn’t so much a holy tour as a spiritual walk with other like-minded pilgrims. Something that was open to anyone and everyone who could put one foot in front of the other (or could roll in a wheelchair for that matter). That’s when I broke out my maps of Dutchess County and began trying to figure out a multi-day walking journey that would be totally focused on God, and not on a particular place. People say to me that they feel closest to God when they go walking in the woods alone (which they usually do on Sundays instead of going to church), but that’s not what I mean. The spirit walk I’m working on involves people, silence and worship.

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I think I’ve found a path to walk. If I ever walk and pray it, maybe I’ll write about it and invite others to walk it with me. After all, even though each person’s pilgrimage is their own unique journey, pilgrimage at its best, I think, is

OPINION

THE ROOT OF IT BY LARISSA CARSON

A hail of a time

Tap. Tap tap tap, ting. The sound, foreign to all of us, throws the dogs into a panic as they start to sound their alarm, howling at the front door. It’s 4:30 in the afternoon. We’ve spent the afternoon outside gardening, our shift knocked off when the sky opened up. I wouldn’t have guessed hail though. It rattles down on the roofs of our cars and pelts the metal front door. I try to show the dogs that it’s just ice but the effort is lost on them. They are all ears and will never notice the small pile of hard pellets freezing my palm in 90-degree weather. People have been discussing the weather since they learned how to discuss. It is one of the most important cycles affecting our daily lives with the ability to both nourish and deprive us. There is a reason the weather has always been a hot topic. The weather plays an important role in our food production. Believe it or not, even that McDonalds hamburger started with the sun, some water and dirt. The wheat in the bun, the grass that fed the cow, onions, pickles, these are all bounties of the earth. We need food to maintain our basic freedoms. This is as true now as it ever was especially with a population that only continues to grow. As Eleanor Roosevelt once so wisely put it, “The freedom of man, I contend, is the freedom to eat.” Eleanor understood that nothing is more important to human survival than nourishment of the body. Access to clean water and clean healthy food sources are what allow us to even strive for more freedom in this life. These are things we, as human beings, cannot go without. Ask a farmer, talk to a gardener

a collaborative effort. The Rev. Chuck Kramer is rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park. You can leave a comment for him at rector@stjameshydepark.org. or a landscaper, anyone you happen to know who works outside, who’s profession demands that they are paying attention to the temperature changes or precipitation, what they think of the recent years weather fluctuations. Crops are affected by hail storms, tornadoes, heat waves that bring no rain, and torrential downpours that wash away crops and soak fields. These things are happening much more frequently, and with a greater ferocity in the Hudson Valley, than we have known before. We must learn to start putting our planet first and come to terms with some of the mistakes that we might have made along the way in our human development. Admitting a wrongdoing will do nothing more than open up the doors to the future. Our planet’s existence is not the thing in jeopardy here; it is our existence, our survival that is threatened by our ignorance. We walk around collectively with the attitude of a junkie who “doesn’t have a problem, man.” We have a problem. And whether you understand the science or you don’t, believe the weather is punishment for gays or black people, or some other ridiculous nonsense, I ask you, how does it hurt? How could it hurt to move towards a more earth conscience society? What could be the harm in putting money into renewable energy and more efficient energy consumption? It’s time to put aside our differences and move forward as one because even if oil use isn’t a contributor to global warming, what would be so wrong about moving away from it? Larissa Carson is a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley. To respond to this column, email editorial@ thehudsonvalleynews.com

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OPINION

USUALLY RIGHT BY JIM LANGAN

STOP AND FRISK WORKS

As the campaign to replace New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg chugs along, a fair number of the candidates are rallying around a proposal to eliminate the police department’s long standing policy of Stop and Frisk. The premise is fairly simple and has worked for a long time, saving untold lives and getting thousands of handguns off the mean streets of New York. Here’s the deal. If you look or act in a suspicious manner, or police suspect you are carrying a concealed weapon, they can stop you and pat you down. No one is being slammed to the curb or otherwise abused. If you are deemed not to have a weapon, you’re sent on your way. If you do have a weapon, that’s a different story. Over the years, the NYPD has taken thousands of criminals and guns off the street. Sounds like a plan to me, right? Not if you’re a pandering politician trying to woo the minority vote. All of a sudden asking a suspicious character to assume the position is an affront to minorities everywhere, and a manifestation of the NYPD’s racist culture. White and black mayoral hopefuls are supporting legislation before the city council to outlaw Stop and Frisk, calling it racial profiling. There’s even one piece of legislation pending that would prohibit cops from broadcasting the description of suspects beyond the color of their clothing; no race, height, weight or gender. Statistics tell us that blacks are responsible for the vast majority of violent crime in New York and

particularly in minority neighborhoods. The vast majority of law abiding residents in those neighborhoods, and their children, are virtually held captive by gangbangers and career criminals. The elderly are virtual prisoners in their own homes. These residents welcome the police oversight, and Stop and Frisk. Unfortunately, the race baiters in those communities have sold Stop and Frisk as some kind of oppressive racist endeavor as opposed to the effective law enforcement tool it is. But Democrats, like City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others, are willing to sell their political souls for votes. There’s also another measure before the city council that would permit citizens to file frivolous lawsuits against the city if they feel they have been racially profiled. Given the nature of the law these days, a large number of these bogus suits would be settled out of court in order to avoid the high cost of litigation. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday, “This legislation should be called the full employment act for plaintiff’s attorneys.” Here’s the bottom line. If you aren’t carrying a gun or looking like an extra in a violent video game, you have no problem. If violent crimes were being committed primarily by middleaged white guys, I’m good with the occasional pat down on the street or in an airport. Most rational people are willing to sacrifice a slice of personal dignity in return for personal safety. If New York kills Stop and Frisk and refuses to allow police to broadcast a specific description of a suspect, we’re on the fast track to David Dinkins’ time in New York, and who wants that?

If you aren’t carrying a gun or looking like an extra in a violent video game, you have no problem.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

BY HV NEWS STAFF Village Mayor Jim Reardon led a delegation of local and county officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning for the recently completed police station. For many years the Rhinebeck Police were headquartered in a building on the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. In addition, Reardon noted that the Fairgrounds never charged the village or the police rent. Reardon thanked State Sen. Terry Gipson for his efforts in making the project happen. Prior to being elected to the state senate, Gipson had served as a village trustee. Gipson delivered a few brief remarks at the ceremony. Among others in attendance

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were County Comptroller Jim Coughlan, along with various current and past municipal officials. Mayor Reardon thanked the village police force for their patience during the construction of the new facility. “These men and women have been working out of a construction trailer and never once complained.” After the ribbon cutting, Sgt. Peter Dunn welcomed residents and officials alike into the new building. Local residents seemed impressed with the facility and commented on what a smooth process it had been. At that point, everyone retired to the conference room for refreshments.

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ton erection.” The phallic joke has attracted some criticism. No kidding! • The CEO of Kentucky Fried Chicken of Japan just bought “Colonel” Harland Sanders’ signature white suit for $21,510 at auction. I actually saw Sanders in the white suit at the baggage claim at the San Francisco Airport years ago. He looked ridiculous and everyone gave him wide berth. • Good to hear the overworked and underpaid Hyde Park town board is pulling back the throttle. Supervisor Aileen Rohr put out a press release saying they will only meet once in July and once in August. They’ll probably use one of those meetings to vote themselves a pay raise. • Also in Hyde Park, the petition opposing the proposed seven bay Mavis Tire store continues to gather steam. According to organizers, there are more than 275 resident signatures already. Sources tell us that the organizers will field and support a candidate slate against the town board if the planning board OKs Mavis. People are appalled this site is even being considered. • As we predicted last week, the world’s most obnoxious couple, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, gave their kid a stupid name, North West. So if this kid decides to write her autobiography down the road, it will be called “North By North West.”

• Who says farming isn’t sexy? Leibovitz recently took to the pages of the newest issue of Vogue to feature pop singer Katy Perry in a fashion shoot on McKeon Farm in Red Hook. McKeon Farm is one of the largest farms protected by Scenic Hudson. • A 9/11 memorial in California, incorporating steel from the World Trade Center, is advertising an upcoming fundraiser stating, “Celebrating Napa’s 30-

• Actor and former Millbrook resident James Gandolfini’s tragic death remined me of the time I met him in front of Marona’s Market. I first noticed an adorable little boy and a man sitting on the grass playing with him. I remarked how beautiful the boy was and listened to his father go on about him. At some point I realized it was Gandolfini, but said nothing. It was that same boy who found his father in that Rome hotel room. • A good time was had by over 400 people at the Scenic Hudson 50th Anniversary Gala held in Staatsburg this past Saturday. Attendees included hosts Andre Balazs and Chelsea Handler, State Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, and photographer to the stars, Annie Liebowitz. The event was catered by Chez Panisse alum, and new Rhinecliff resident, Mona Talbott, and all report it was delectable. {6} June 26, 2013 | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | Hudson valley news

• It will be interesting to see how much pushback the Food Channel gets for firing Paula Deen for admitting to using the N-word in the past. The reality is many 66-year-old people from the South, and many parts of the North, used that hideous word in the unenlightened past. At least she was honest enough to admit it. By the way, did you see the photo of everyone lined up outside

• In Stanford, we hear hard hitting councilman Mark D’Agostino has been suspended for two years by the Amateur Hockey League for an incident at a game at the Civic Center. He was accused of bullying, hazing and harassment. Details are scarce and D’Agostino is appealing. We know Mark has delivered a few hard checks to Stanford Supervisor Virginia Stern over the years. Maybe he’s just warming up for this fall’s election. her Savannah store over the weekend? Not a woman under 300 pounds! • South Africa’s Nelson Madela continues to struggle in a hospital, but it’s what happened on the way that has people rolling their eyes. As the iconic leader was being taken to the hospital, the ambulance broke down and it took 45 minutes to get another ambulance. Imagine if he’d died on the side of the road? • Tom Sipos and I will be broadcasting from the FDR Library on Monday July 8 as we tour the newly renovated facility. Tom’s Hudson Valley Focus broadcasts on 1450am-WKIP whose facilities and airwaves FDR used as president. We’ll be on the air at 6 a.m. with some very special guests. • Saturday was a big graduation day around the Hudson Valley. On Saturday, Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, FDR, Stissing and Roy Ketcham all handed out diplomas. Friday saw Poughkeepsie, Marlboro and New Paltz do the same. The joy will be short-lived as the college tuitions will be due soon. Congratulations all. • The Hudson Valley Renegades opened their season locally against the Staten Island Yankees. If you like baseball, this is the way to see it before all the agents and bloated salaries and egos get in the way. • Finally, I’m getting a kick about all the howling about this Edward Snowden guy who allegedly leaked NSA secrets to the Guardian newspaper. The left is calling him a traitor because it’s embarrasing Obama. I don’t remember the left complaining when Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers during Vietnam. It’s called selective political outrage.


UNVEILING A PRESIDENCY FDR Library to re-open after three year renovation page 10 Pictured: Franklin Roosevelt used this desk and chair in the White House Oval Office throughout the 12 years he served as President of the United States. At this historic desk he signed the act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority, the declarations of war with Japan and Germany, the GI Bill and other landmark laws. Here he also met with national and world leaders and presided over eight hundred press conferences. The desk was used previously by President Herbert Hoover. It was presented to Hoover by the Grand Rapids Furniture Manufacturerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association in 1930. When Roosevelt took office amid the turmoil of the Great Depression, he did not bother to change the office furnishings he inherited from his predecessor. The mementos and knickknacks on the desk all belonged to FDR. Most were gifts from friends and admirers. They are arranged largely as they were at the time of his death. The touchscreen to your right contains information about all these items. Courtesy the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Museum Collection.

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weekend notes

Rhinebeck remembers the Civil War

event listings throughout the Hudson Valley e-mail us your events: weekend@thehudsonvalleynews.com. Deadline is noon on Friday. Listings are accurate as of press time but be sure to confirm details before you go.

THIS WEEK (June 26-July 2 The John Thoman Memorial Golf Tournament; Wednesday, June 26; 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start, 4:30 p.m. dinner, awards and raffle; Beekman Country Club, 11 Country Club Rd., Hopewell Junction; 845-485-9803 ext. 384 or abilitiesfirstny.org. “FDR and His Hudson Valley” Author Talk; Wednesday, June 26; 12:15 p.m.; Copperfield’s Restaurant, Rte. 44, Salt Point; F. Kennon Moody will discuss his book with the Millbrook Rotary; Lunch is $15; millbrookrotary.org. “Sea Marks” by Gardner McKay; Wednesday, June 26; 7 p.m.; Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main St., Poughkeepsie; Staged reading presented by Mirage Theatre Company; midhudsonheriage.org. The Saints of Swings; Wednesday, June 26; 7 p.m.; Mills Mansion, Staatsburgh; Part of the 40th anniversary of the Music in the Parks series; See full schedule on our website at thehudsonvalleynews.com; 845-229-8086. “Spamalot;” June 26-July 7; TriArts Sharon Playhouse, 49 Amenia Rd., Sharon, Conn.; triarts.net.

John Burroughs & Wild America Thursday, June 27; 7 p.m.; Taylor Hall, Room 203, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Award-winning author and historian Douglas Brinkley gives his first public talk on literary naturalist and Hudson Valley native John Burroughs; Free; info.vassar.edu. “Downtown Race Riot;” June 26-July 7; The Powerhouse Theater, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Play written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld directed by Scott Elliot; $40; 845-437-5599 or powerhouse.vassar.edu. Sen. Saland Legacy Fund Dinner; Thursday, June 27; 5:30 p.m.; The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie; 845-876-4567. > >continued on page 9

BY HV NEWS STAFF 2013 marks the anniversary of the third year of the American Civil War, particularly the Battle of Gettysburg. Rhinebeck was well represented in the war and the town itself was deeply involved in the war effort. The Consortium of Rhinebeck History is commemorating Rhinebeck’s Civil War veterans with events and exhibits for the public to enjoy. On July 4 at 10 a.m., “Remembering Rhinebeck in the Civil War” program will be held in front of the post office, by the Civil War cannon on the lawn. All are invited to attend. As many as 125 local men fought at Gettysburg; five were wounded, none were killed, and all are buried in the Rhinebeck cemetery. They were from the following regiments; 150th, 44th and the 80th N.Y. Volunteers and a few other miscellaneous regiments. The July 4th event will feature members of the American Legion and talks on Rhinebeck in the Civil War, and the importance of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Rhinebeck Historical Society, the Museum of Rhinebeck History, and the Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are working together to present exhibits and talks on Rhinebeck veterans and their experiences. Over 200 of Rhinebeck’s men, including African-Americans, went off to war. Many were wounded, some died in battle, and more died from sickness and disease. Exhibits have been put up at Town Hall, the Starr Library and the General Montgomery House on Livingston St. that commemorate these brave men. The Town Hall exhibit commemorates the Rhinebeck men from the 150th New York State Infantry Regiment which fought at Gettysburg. The Starr Library features “The Cannons Roar All Night: Profiles of Local Civil War Soldiers,” an exhibit profiling soldiers who wrote letters home, as well as photographs, maps, and the 150th New York State Infantry’s Regimental Flag. This flag was carried into battled and sewn by the Ladies of the Dorcas Guild of the Reformed Church in Rhinebeck. The General Montgomery House exhibit, entitled “Honoring those who sacrificed to preserve the Union,” features a Civil War mourning dress, the history of the 128th New York State Infantry Regiment, David H. Hanaburg collection (a soldier in the 128th held at Salisbury Prison, North Caroline), a gun and bayonet, and the Dr. Benjamin Baker collection. All of these provide insight into the lives and experiences of Rhinebeck’s Civil War veterans. To view the exhibits, The Starr Library is open seven days a week; Rhinebeck Town Hall is open from Monday through Friday; the General Montgomery House, the Museum of Rhinebeck History, and the Palatine Farm Stead will be open Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. through September.

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Hyde Park will celebrate on Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m. with “Hudson Valley – Get Up and Go!” parade. Line-up starts at 8 a.m. at the Roosevelt Movie Theater and moves north to Regina Coeli. Call 845-229-8086 ext. 4 for more information. Bannerman Castle 4th of July Picnic on Thursday, July 4; noon; Departs from Torches Dock at the Newburgh Waterfront at noon. Special guestis Eleanor Seeland, who lived on Bannerman Island when she was 12-years-old with her parents. Plus live music by Timberwolf, self-guided tours and a picnic proved by Loughran’s irish Pub; $75, $65 Bannerman Castle Trust members; 800-979-3370 or bannermancastle.org. Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on the Walkway Over The Hudson on July 4 will offer a premier view of the City of Poughkeepsie’s fireworks. The Walkway will open at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. Bring chairs and flashlight. No alcohol, smoking, pets, bikes, or skateboards allowed. Tickets are $10 each, kids five and under are free. walkway.org

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Washington’s Headquarters will celebrate Gen. Washington’s birthday as well as the birth of our nation on July 4 with free admission for

the headquarters and museum. Visitors will be able to dip your own candle in celebration of the special birthdays. Tours are offered every half hour from 10:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. The site is located at the corner of Liberty and Washington Streets in Newburgh. Call 845-562-1195 or visit nyparks.com for more information. The Bardavon, along with the Waterfront Business Association, Ulster County Tourism and the City of Kingston will present a free, three day Independence Celebration from July 4-6 in Kingston’s Rondout and Uptown neighborhoods. On July 4, the music of Mister Kick starts at 5 p.m., followed by The Cagneys at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. On July 5, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic will present a concert on the Rondout starting at 7:30 p.m. And on July 6, music plays from 3-5 on the Rondout and continues with the Raya Brass Band strolling outside art galleries and restaurants as part of Kingston’s First Night. The Bardavon is also offering free tours of the historic Senate House and Museum and rides on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, with a free mini-American flag to wave on the ride, on a first-come, first-served basis on July 6. For details visit bardavon.org.


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Randy Travis set for HITS

County superstar Randy Travis will headline this year’s HITS-On-The-Hudson event on Sunday, Sept. 8. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 on the day of the show, and go on sale Wednesday, June 26 at the Bardavon and UPAC box offices. Ticket price includes admission to HITS’ Championship Sunday show jumping finale, which will feature extraordinary equestrian classes in the HITS $250,000 Hunter Prix Final, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final and Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix Horse Show. Visit bardavon.org or hitsshows.com or call 845-473-2072 for tickets and details.

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Farmers’ Markets Arlington Farmers’ Market; Raymond and Collegeview Aves., Poughkeepsie; Through 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; Through October; Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Hyde Park Farmers’ Market; Hyde Park Town Hall, Rte. 9, Hyde Park; Through October, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 845-561-1205. Kingston Farmers’ Market; Uptown, Wall St.; Saturdays, through Nov. 17; 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Midtown Market on Broadway, Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m.; kingstonfarmersmarket.org. Milan Farmers Market; Fridays, 3-7 p.m.; Milan Town Hall, Rte. 199. Millbrook Farmers’ Market; Front St. and Franklin Ave.; Through October; Saturdays, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.; 845-877-4304, millbrookfarmersmarket.com. Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market; Municipal Parking Lot, 23 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Through November; Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 845-8767756, rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com

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‘Mission Clematis’

On Wednesday, June 26 at 11 a.m., the Rhinebeck Garden Club’s monthly meeting will feature The Climbery, 201 Buckwheat Bridge Rd., Livingston, with Barbara Packer. Packer created The Climbery, a not-forprofit foundation featuring a seven acre garden, to promote the growth and interest of clematis. The Climbery contains 30 beds featuring over 6,000 vines of almost 600 Clematis varieties, plus trees, shrubs, perennials and a few annuals. For more information, call 914-475-3502.

Barbara Packer’s Clematis Growing Tips

• Exposure – Clematis take almost any exposure. Some are recommended for bright sun but flower beautifully in shade, like Nelly Moser, and others do better in sun, such as Anna Louise. • Small spaces – Even in a small garden you can have numerous clematis. You can plant them two feet apart because the roots go deep. • Evergreen climbers – Use Group 3, so when trimming the evergreens, down come the clematis vines which need to be pruned to the ground anyway. • Buying – Buy what you like. If the tag says Group 3 or C or “prune it to the ground,” buy it. They’re the easiest ones. Some stores have started to get Group 3. Buy later in the season to find the best plants. • Clematis like to be well-watered but don’t like to rot. • Plant a little deeper than the pot they come in. • Mulch to keep moisture in. • Stripes tend to fade in sun. • Let them drape over rock walls; Use tomato cages, wooden stakes as supports; Tree trunk supports – use wire or plastic mesh

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FDR’s pince-nez (pinch nose) spectacles. On loan from Henry Morgenthau III. Courtesy photo.

UNVEILING A PRESIDENCY FDR Library to re-open after three year renovation BY NICOLE DELAWDER “My friends the time has come, the hour has struck,” and on Sunday, June 30, seventy two years after FDR first dedicated the site to the public, The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will unveil the renovation of the library and permanent museum exhibits to bring a “New Deal to a New Generation.” The three year, $35 million renovation is the first since the library’s opening on June 30, 1941, with the exception of two wings that were added in 1972 to honor First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The renovation updates the library’s archives to the standards of the National Archives for preservation of historic collections, while still preserving the building’s original New Deal-era appearance. With less people having personal memories of the Roosevelt era, “New Deal to a New Generation” highlights interactive displays, rarely-seen artifacts, and installations reflecting the Roosevelts’ relationship with the American people. Updated with interactive, touch-screen displays, viewers can digitally flip through the pages of Franklin and Eleanor’s family history with scrapbooks, documents, photographs and excerpts from historians. Ten interactive touch screen displays in the museum offer a hands-on insight into FDR’s world, including an opportunity to explore his custom Ford Phaeton and Oval Office desk. The new galleries will also feature Fireside Chat Environ- Leg braces used by Franklin Roosevelt. ments, where visitors can listen to one of the President’s radio Courtesy Franklin D. Roosevelt Library. talks surrounded by period furniture. The chats conclude with readings of letters from the American people of the time as they react to FDR’s leadership during the Great Depression and World War II. In addition, a 500-square foot replica of FDR’s secret White House Map Room will feature memos, calendars and projections of maps and timelines of key battles and decisions, offering insight to the President’s strategies. Visitors will also get the opportunity to view a large number of objects that don’t regularly appear in the permanent exhibition. “Behind the Scenes” features storerooms with large glass viewing areas to allow visitors to get a special peek into the collections of the President and First Lady. Such rarely seen artifacts include views of FDR’s custom 1936 Ford Phaeton fitted with hand controls, his model ship collection, Val-Kill furniture, family paintings, New Deal art and gifts from abroad. The National Archives and Records Administration will formally open the library’s new state-of-the-art permanent museum exhibits on June 30. Museum visitors can see the exhibits between 2 and 8 p.m., and regular admission fees apply. An invitation-only, private re-dedication ceremony will take place on June 30 at 11 a.m. and will be webcast live at www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu.


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HUDSON VALLEY THEATER

Benefit for Taylor VanVoorhis; Sunday, June 30; 2 p.m.; Pine Plains Lion Club Pavillion, Stissing Ave., Pine Plains; Chicken BBQ benefit for Rhinebeck 10th grader with muscular dystrophy; Silent auction, raffle, music by DJ Mike Eiffert; $25; Tickets must be purchased in advance; 845-868-7549, 845-758-3807 or 845876-7929.

Beacon Riverfest 2013; Saturday, June 29; noon; Beaconâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Riverfront Park; 12 bands on three stages; Free admission; beaconriverfest.com.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sopranosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; star headlines â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Downtown Race Riotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; opening June 26

Bob Stump and the Blue Mountain Band; Saturday, June 29; 3-4 p.m.; Beekman Library, 11 Towne Center Blvd., Hopewell Junction; Free outdoor concert; RSVP at beekmanlibrary.org.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homeâ&#x20AC;? by Samm-Art Williams; Sunday, June 30; 3 p.m.; Cuneen Hackett Arts Theatre, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie; Coordinated by New Day Repertory Company and Mental Health America of Dutchess County; $20; 845-473-2500 ext. 1303 or newdayrep.com

Last Saturday Open Studios; Saturday, June 29; 3-5 p.m.; Luther Barn, 17 Furnace Bank Rd., Wassaic; Artists in residence at The Wassaic Project open their studios in the repurposed livestock auction barn to share their work; wassaicproject.org.

Words, Words, Words; Sunday, June 30; 3 p.m.; Maple Grove Historic Site, 24 Beechwood Ave., Poughkeepsie; Local Hudson Valley authors Theresa Senato Edwards, Kitty Pilgrim and Joan Dye Gussow will discuss their work; Free, with donations benefitting Maple Grove restoration; 845-471-3248 or maplegroverestoration.org.

Cookbook Author Signing with Gianni Scappin; Saturday, June 29; 3-6 p.m.; bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Author, chef and owner of Woodstockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cucina and Market Street restaurant in Rhinebeck; bluecashew.com. Courtesy photo.

BY HV NEWS WEEKEND STAFF The first Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater Mainstage production, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downtown Race Riot,â&#x20AC;? begins production this Wednesday, June 26 at 8 p.m. The new play by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Scott Elliott, will run for thirteen performances, June 26-July 7. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downtown Race Riotâ&#x20AC;? follows the story of 18-year old Pnut McPartland, played by Miles Chandler of HBOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Empire Falls,â&#x20AC;? and a motley band of young men, struggling with tribal loyalties between family and friends. Annabella Sciorra, who played Gloria Trillo on HBOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sopranos,â&#x20AC;? opposite actor James Gandolfini, is featured in the production. Sciorraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character on the HBO series committed suicide after a torrid love affair with Gandolfiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character, Tony Soprano. The day of Gandolfiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, Sciorra posted on Twitter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No words. Just sadness.â&#x20AC;? Sciorra joins Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, writer of HBOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;How To Make It In Americaâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Flatted Fifth,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hurlyburlyâ&#x20AC;? director Scott Elliott for Powerhouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first main stage production of the season. Rosenfeld returns to Powerhouse after 2011â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Handballâ&#x20AC;? semi-staged workshop. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am thrilled to welcome Seth back to the Powerhouse with this vibrant play that plunges us deeply into a specific moment in New York Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history,â&#x20AC;? New York Stage and Filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait for our audiences to discover this amazing, dynamic cast that Seth and Scott have put together.â&#x20AC;? Tickets are $40 and may be purchased online at powerhouse.vassar.edu/boxoffice or through the box office at 845-437-5599 or via email at PHTBoxOffice@vassar.edu. Note that there are no performances on July 4. For general season information, call 845437-5907 or visit powerhouse@vassar.edu.

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150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg; Thursday, July 4; 10-11 a.m.; Rhinebeck Post Office, Rte. 9, Rhinebeck; The Consortium of Rhinebeck History will commemorate the 150th annivesary of the battle; In the case of rain, the event will be held at the Rhinebeck Town Hall.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio; Saturday, June 29; 8 p.m.; Olin Hall, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; Part of the Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle series; $5-20 for

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Fifteen years later, Terry is working as a photographer’s assistant in New York and the romance is rekindled, but at what price? What does each of them really want? Rudolf is on a quest to discover family roots in the Ukraine, Terry struggles with her career as a photographer – in the midst of the feminist art movement. But, “I think it’s time for us again.” Not an easy relationship. But a fascinating one. Follow this couple as they face the big questions – about relationship, about family, about career, and about love: Is it … can it be? ... always the answer? I wasn’t sure I wanted to read Don Rearden’s nnovel, another debut, “The Raven’s Gift” ((Putnam, trade paperback original, $16), the story oof a long trek across the Alaskan tundra, but the m moment I began reading I was hooked. There is so much here! A young couple, Anna and John Morgan, venture to a Yup’ik Eskimo village to teach, an and immerse themselves in the ancient Arctic culture, “one of the last places where ch children grow up speaking their native tongue.” But before they can truly get their bbearings (the teaching is difficult; Anna is discouraged), a deadly epidemic strikes, and nnearly everyone dies. John flees for his life across the Alaskan wilderness, accompanied oonly by a blind Eskimo girl and an old lady. Along the way, battling the wilderness, the ice and the cold, they tell their stories. Don Rearden grew up on the tundra of southwestern Alaska, and teaches at the University in Anchorage. His experiences with the Up’ik Eskimo culture permeate this vital and, in ways, terrifying novel. In an author’s note, he says, “This book is my attempt to share the stories that I grew up with, and to pass along the knowledge of survival in the face of disease and famine provided to me by my friends, their families and the elders.” A thriller with a message? Yes. And, mighty, mighty readable. I enjoy reading YA novels, especially when a young reader recommends one to me and describes it a bit. This week, I was treated to a bit of “book talk” with a charming gentleman of 13 who had just finished reading a new science-fictiony thriller and wanted to share his thoughts. “Proxy,” by Alex London (Phillomel, Penguin Young Readers Group, for ages 12 and up, $18) has a fascinating premise: In this futuristic world, kids born into poverty are known as Proxies. They are forced to serve criminal sentences for the children of wealthy families ... Patrons. “For every minor offense a Patron makes,” I learned, “his Proxy does manual labor.” Knox, a rich kid, has it all, plus a Proxy to take his punishments. Until he crashes a car, killing one of his friends. Syd, his Proxy, is branded and sentenced to death. Can they save themselves? Each other? They flee … “They go on this cross-country chase,” my young reader friend told me, “and it’s like, the future … and it’s all about people being in debt and people who pay…but it’s really about these two guys and their friendship ... um, it’s really more than a friendship, you know… Bottom line, though, it’s a thrilling story, a can’t-put-it-down story. I don’t think girls would like it,” my friend concluded. I’m reading it to find out. And to stick with what are probably guy books, I’ll just mention two more additions to DC Comics’s “Before Watchmen” series of inter-connected comic book prequels that expand on the Watchmen universe, in deluxe hardcover editions. Next week, in comic book stores (and everywhere else, by mid-July) you’ll be able to find “Before Watchmen: Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan” and “Before Watchmen: Comedian/ Rorschach.” All four of these new books are sitting in a pile on my reading desk, and I am going to read them. But, let me repeat my plea to readers: Help me out! Ann La Farge left her longtime book publishing job to do freelance editing and writing. She divides her time between New York City and Millbrook, and can be reached at alafarge@ aol.com.


e-mail us your events: weekend@thehudsonvalleynews.com << continued from page 10 The THE BAND Band; Friday, July 5; 8 p.m. doors, 9 p.m. show; Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; $15; 845-679-4406 or bearsvilletheater.com. “Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical;” July 5-28; The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rte. 308, Rhinebeck; $26, $24 seniors and children under 12; 845-876-3080 or centerforperformingarts.org. The Big Band Sound; Saturday, July 6; 7 p.m.; Millbrook Community Bandshell, Franklin Ave., Millbrook; thebigbandsound.com Rhinebeck Legion Band Summer Concert Season; July 6, Quitman House, Rte 9; July 16, Village Green Apartments, Rt 9, Rhinebeck; July 16 Municipal Parking Lot, East Market St., Rhinebeck; Aug. 6, St. Margaret’s Church, Rte. 9, Red Hook; Aug. 13, Starr Library, W. Market St. Rhinebeck; All concerts start at 7 p.m.; Bring lawn chairs or blankets; Concerts are free, with donations accepted; 845-758-5138. Bard SummerScape 2013; July 6-Aug. 18; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; Exploring the life and times of Igor Stravinsky through music, film, dance and more; “A Rite” by Bill T. Jones/Anne Bogart launches festival; fishercenter.bard.edu or 845-758-7900.

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Finding balance at Mohonk On Tuesday, July 2, from 6-7:15 p.m., breathe deep as you relax and take in the fresh air and mountain views at the Mohonk Preserve. Join Jacqui Nash, of the Yoga House, to unwind from the day with an evening yoga session. The series will focus on Vinyasa Yoga for beginner and intermediate students. Sign up for individual classes, any 6 classes, or the full series. Bring your own mat and water. Rain or shine. Arrive 15 minutes early. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Reservations are required. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and program location. The fee per person: Mohonk Preserve members $100 for the series (13 classes), $50 for any 6 classes, or $10 per class; nonmembers $130 series (13 classes), $65 for any 6 classes, or $12 per class. Payment is required at the time of registration. A cancellation made 7 or more days prior to a program will receive a 50-percent refund of fees paid. Cancellations within 7 days of a program are not eligible for a refund. For more information visit www. mohonkpreserve.org.

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Stained glass window lecture and Edwardian Astor Tea at Rhinebeck church BY HV NEWS STAFF The Reverend Richard McKeon will present the historic background and interpretation of the exquisite stained glass windows, created by renowned American artists, at the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck on Sunday, June 30. Following the presentation, an Edwardian Astor Tea will be held on the church lawn. The stained glass windows at the church were created by renowned American artists, including Louis Comfort Tiffany and John LaFarge. The church was constructed at the turn of the last century by many prominent members of the Rhinebeck community, including the Astor, Suckeley and Morton families. The present Church of the Messiah dates from 1899, and was designed by the firm of Hoppin and Koen, also known for their design of the Edith Wharton home, “The Mount,” in Lenox, Mass. Colonial John Jacob Astor, who was aboard the Titanic in 1912, donated the magnificent

Photo by Frank Cutolo.

main altar Ascension window, designed by Tiffany Studios, in memory of his parents. Another window, commemorating John Jacob Astor himself, was given by his young bride Madeline, who survived the sinking of the Titanic. Many prominent families from the Rhinebeck community are also represented in other stained glass windows. The tour and lecture will give both the historic background and interpretation of the windows. Following the tour and lecture, the church will host an Edwardian Astor Tea on the church lawn. The Edwardian period refers to the first ten years of the 20th century, and has recently been celebrated by the PBS series “Downton Abbey.” The event begins at 3 p.m., is offered free of charge and is open to all. For more information contact the parish office at 845-876-3533 or www.rhinebeckepiscopal.org. Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | June 26, 2013 {13}


An elaborate treehouse in Rhinebeck. Photo submitted.

BY CAROLINE CAREY

Have you ever wanted a place to get away to? Not a weekend house, but something small and private, and in your backyard? One Rhinebeck resident wanted such a place and did something about it. A writer, searching for an inspiring space to embrace her creativity and begin her first novel, worked with a treehouse master to create her dream space. The resulting dream treehouse will be featured on the Animal Planet show, “Treehouse

Masters,” on Friday, June 28. The series features world-renowned treehouse expert Pete Nelson and his team of builders who design and construct ultimate treehouses to fit a client’s form, function, and every whimsy. Dr. Dana Klisanin, the owner of the Rhinebeck treehouse, said she has “wanted a treehouse since I was 12-yearsold.” She also explained that she bought her property in Rhinebeck a couple years ago and intends to renovate the

Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” team.

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farmhouse. She thought “the treehouse would provide me with a sanctuary while that renovation is going on.” Nelson recently completed the treehouse hideaway in Rhinebeck by transforming a tree on the property into a gold-leafed “Spirit House” retreat filled with Buddhist artifacts and uplifting oddities. Nelson and his team of skillful craftsmen traverse the country to turn clients’ sky-high dreams into realities.

His treehouses can cost from fifty to a few hundred thousand dollars. Often described as a tree whisperer by his clients, colleagues and contemporaries, Nelson uses an approach that’s part science and part art to create incredible homes and businesses that are sustained by nature’s foundation – trees. From the start, Nelson lets the trees do the talking, giving him solid information of where and how to erect each arboreal sanctuary. Then, he and his team execute the most outrageous treehouses designed to delight every whimsy. “We awaken that inner child who dreams of living among the trees,” said Nelson, who has been creating dream treehouses for decades. Klisanin tells Nelson in the episode, “I’m hoping to create a writer’s retreat and meditation space to work in because I am starting a novel.” She liked the idea of a treehouse because they are “suspended between heaven and earth” and is drawn to the aesthetic of a “Thai spirit house.” After the treehouse is revealed to Klisanin in the show, she says she loves it and “It’s magical, like a fairytale. The tree looks so alive now!” Klisanin told Hudson Valley News that, “The Spirit House treehouse is a truly inspiring space! I’ve found that when I travel for work, or spend time elsewhere, I can enter the treehouse in my mind’s eye and immediately feel a surge of creative energy. My first novel, ‘Project Milky Way: Rise of the Cyberhero League,’ is nearly complete and will be published in December of 2013. The treehouse has proved to be everything I imagined it would be!” The Rhinebeck treehouse will be highlighted on the television episode airing on Animal Planet on Friday, June 28. Inside the Rhinebeck treehouse.


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Dave Murray and Karen Slizewski. Photo by Jim Langan.

FDR ALUMNI BAND CELEBRATES 35TH YEAR Local marching band looks for a few new recruits BY JIM LANGAN Dave Murray, FDR ’77, and Karen Slizewski, FDR ’78, enjoyed their time at FDR High School and particularly their experience in the marching band, and they decided to continue with it after graduation. According to Murray and Slizewski, they so enjoyed their music teacher Jerry Conklin and band directors Bob Jaeger and John Knight that they decided to march on in their memory and spirit. In fact, former band director John Knight still marches with the band. Until recently the band had a member of the Class of 1949 stepping off on Rte. 9 for the 4th of July parade. In the early years, the FDR band marched in as many as four or five local parades. But according to Murray, as graduates went off to college and later started families it became more difficult to gather the group together for that many events. So the alumni band now

marches primarily in the 4th of July parade in Hyde Park. As they prepare to march in this year’s 4th of July Parade, Murray and Slizewski are hoping to recruit a few new members for the parade and going forward. “We need some real live bodies,” said a cheerful Murray, as Slizewski chimed in with, “Eventually we’ll be performing on a flatbed truck if we don’t refresh the band.” The FDR Band provides the music and the shirts for new members. If you are a FDR alumni and want to get involved, call Karen Slizewski at 845-229-6291. They would prefer former FDR band members but if you’ve taken up an instrument since graduating, they’d be happy to hear from you. Slizewski tells us the iconic banner that precedes the band was made by her late mother, Alice Slizewski. It’s a great organization, and it’s always great to be in the parade as opposed to watching it go by.

Saland to be honored for three decades of service Fund to benefit non-profits to be unveiled at June 27 event BY HV NEWS STAFF A dinner celebrating former Sen. Steve Saland’s 32-year career as a public servant representing Dutchess and Columbia counties will be held at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie on Thursday, June 27. The Sen. Stephen M. Saland Legacy Fund to benefit non-profit organizations providing important public services to the people of Dutchess and Columbia counties will be announced at the dinner. All proceeds from the event and donations honoring Sen. Saland will go to the Legacy Fund, which will be administered by the Community Foundation of Dutchess County. “This Legacy Fund is truly unique in that it carries forward the senator’s advocacy and support of the many non-profits that provide important programs that enrich the lives of people in our communities,” said Sally Mazzarella, an organizer of the event. The event at the Grandview begins at 5:30 p.m. and features a cocktail reception and an array of food offerings. For more information, contact Sally Mazzarella at 845-876-4567.

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SUCCESS MARKED BY TWEETS AND TOOTS BY HV NEWS STAFF If you could record the sound of success, what would it be? At the Children’s Home of Poughkeepie, on the tree-lined 10 Children’s Way, here’s just some of the sounds – “wow, cool, greeeeat, letmetry… letmetry.” Those were the sounds, along with lots of flute “tweets,” drum “rat tat tats” and trumpet “toots” that were a noisy, but enthusiastic, reaction to the Children’s Home’s first instrumental “Petting Zoo” program provided by the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra. “We love it when the kids are just having fun making musical sounds,” NDSO Petting School Coordinator Kristen Vinson said. “We want them to explore many instruments, from woodwinds and horns, to drums. Hopefully, it will nurture their love of music,” she said. For the more than 50 kids and young adults taking part in the program, this was

their first time learning the fingering of a French Horn, or the sensation of blowing into a flute, or playing the drums. The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie applied to the Community Foundation for a grant to introduce their young people to music through the NDSO Petting Zoo program. Theresa Kerin, director of the Children Home’s development and public relations, said the program has been a good use of the money. “I was a trained opera singer and I see this grant as a wonderful opportunity for these kids in a number of ways,” she noted. “I see children who are traumatized, and music programs like this are an outreach, or therapy that can help some of our kids get in touch with themselves.” Officials at the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie said they will try to help provide assistance to kids who want to continue their musical interest.

PRUNTY TO LEAD HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT

BY CAROLINE CAREY Patricia L. Prunty has been named vice president for development for Saint Francis Hospital and Health Centers. The staffs of the hospital’s Health Care Foundation and corporate communications will report to her. “I am pleased and honored to be the new vice president for development at Saint Francis Hospital,” said Prunty. “The hospital is a cornerstone of our community and has been dedicating itself to compassionate care for a century. It is a pleasure to be part of this wonderful organization.” Prunty, a Pleasant Valley resident, has served Patricia L. Prunty. Courtesy photo. in the leadership of several civic and educational organizations. She comes to Saint Francis from Dutchess Community College where since 2002, she served as foundation executive director and director of institutional advancement. She previously served as director of development at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, the Poughkeepsie Day School, and as an associate director of major gifts at Bard College. Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | June 26, 2013 {15}


Clinton Fire Police will be serving hamburgers, French fries and pulled pork donated by the Fireside Restaurant. Beverages will also be available.

CLINTON BY RAY OBERLY

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Kudos Clinton resident Sheryl Wheeler set the age-group record for women competitors 50-years-old and older at the Massanutten Mountain 100. This is a 100-mile trail race in the Blue Mountains in Virginia. More recently, she won second place for all women and tenth place for all competitors in the Manitous Revenge Race, 56 miles over the escarpment trail, Katerskill high peak, Devil’s path, and ending in Phoenicia. After being diagnosed with a severe heart condition in 2004, she had to stop her beloved long distance races and running cross-country paths through the mountains while she treated her medical condition. After restarting training, she began racing and winning again. Sheryl continues to train by walking and running on the Clinton roads with her two beagles and participates in many national races adding to her awards.

4-H Family Fun Day Fundraiser The Dutchess County 4-H teen ambassadors are holding a fundraiser to earn money to allow them to go to a five-day leadership training activity in Maryland. The 4-H teen ambassador group is a part of 4-H for improving leadership and team working

Senior Picnic for Towns of Clinton, Hyde Park and Pleasant Valley Report

President of the Office for the Aging board Ray Oberly, Director of Office for the Aging Mary Kaye Dolan, and Dutchess County Executive Marc  Molinaro at the Senior Picnic at the Clinton Rec Park.

skills for 4-H teenagers. The members are selected by an interview process. This is a good activity to learn leadership while in the 4-H program, and for their future life. Your support will be greatly appreciated. The Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, July 7 (rain or shine) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Frances J. Mark Memorial Park (Clinton Rec Park) at Clinton Hollow Rd. There is free admission, but there may be a donation requested for some of the activities. Many activities and food will be available. Currently known activities include a magician, an obstacle course for children and adults, arts and crafts projects, swimming, a scavenger hunt in the park, sport games, volleyball, horseshoes, face painting, balloon animals, and a giant sling shot. The West

The Dutchess County Office for the Aging held their chicken BBQ Senior Picnic for the residents of the Towns of Clinton, Hyde Park and Pleasant Valley on June 19 at the Frances J. Mark Memorial Park in the Town of Clinton. The picnic was open to senior residents and their guests of the village/town(s) where the picnic was held. The pleasant, sunny day, not extremely hot like last year, brought many seniors out for the picnic. A light breeze and fans made the picnic more pleasant. The seniors enjoyed the BBQ chicken, rolls, salad, baked beans, watermelon and beverages. The Solo Show by Bob Martinson provided the PA facilities and music as he sang oldies for the seniors. The music was sponsored by the Pines of Poughkeepsie Nursing Home. Office for the Aging’s Joe Ryan welcomed everyone to the picnic and was the emcee. Ryan reminded the attendees that the Office for the Aging offers a free “Spotlight” newsletter that contains senior

activities and information. It is available online, in senior centers, and from the Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555 or email ofa@dutchessny.gov. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro welcomed the attendees and encouraged them to enjoy the picnic. Molinaro met with many residents to hear their comments and concerns. Office for the Aging Nutritionist Pat Brown was seen answering residents’ questions, insuring the smooth operation of the picnic, and helping where needed. Many other volunteers helped serve beverages and meals. After the eating concluded, the 50/50 winner was Sharon Johnson from Pleasant Valley, and ten other names were drawn for mounted photographs donated by Black Creek Photography of Poughkeepsie. Thanks are given to the towns and organizations for their help in underwriting the cost of the picnic. There was no cost for the attending seniors. The main organizer was Patricia Brown, a Clinton resident, with the able assistance of Joe Ryan, other Office for the Aging staff, and Dutchess County Department of Public Works personnel. Everyone looks forward to coming to this picnic as one of their major social summer activities. To respond to Ray Oberly’s column, email editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com.

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SAINT FRANCIS AWARDS 12 SCHOLARSHIPS BY HV NEWS STAFF Twelve scholarships were awarded through Saint Francis Hospital’s Nursing and Allied Health Careers Scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000. Twenty-two applications were received by the commitee that selected the recipients. Martha Chadwick, from Hurley, a nursing student at Ulster Community College, received the Ruth H. Clarke Scholarship. “This is the time when we recognize the commitment that the scholars are making,” said Owen T. Clarke Jr., Ruth’s son, and, with Margaret Prescott, co-founding member of the scholarship committee. Barbara Naru, vice president of nursing services and chief of nursing said she has always been a strong advocate of education. The Sister Ann Elizabeth Memorial Scholarship was presented to Ethan Burwell, of Kingston, a nursing student at SUNY. His mother is a hospital nursing technician and a brother is a substance abuse rehabilitation technician. The Elizabeth Ann Grudell Memorial Scholarship went to Lisa Cerniglia, of

Poughkeepsie, an MSN nursing educator student at Sacred Heart University, and hospital PACU RN. The Eleanor M. Silvernail Scholarship was given to Lauren Infantino, of Wingdale, an occupational therapy student at Ithaca College. The Lisa Prisco Memorial Scholarship was given to Jordan Lindstone, Hyde Park, a SUNY Oneonta dietetics student, and son of a hospital patient account representative. The Saint Francis Health Care Foundation Scholarship was given to Avery McLemore, of Poughkeepsie, who is studying physical therapy at Herkimer County Community College. Her mother has been a Saint Francis ICU nurse for 14 years. The Lou Greenspan Scholarship was given to Marion Mansueto, of Middletown, who is studying nursing at Mount Saint Mary College. Saint Francis Hospital School of Nursing Memorial Scholarship was given to Olivia O’Doherty, of Fishkill, a nursing student at Mount Saint Mary College, and to Denise Weir, who is studying for

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a masters in nursing education at SUNY’s Institute of Technology, and is a RN in the hospital’s Education Department, and a 23-year employee. The Tomkins and Emily VanRensselear Scholarship was given to Allison Sohan, Poughkeepsie, an RN studying for a BA in science of nursing at SUNY Delhi. The Claire Hogan Memorial Scholarship was

given to Michelle Strack, Poughkeepsie, a nursing student at Mount Saint Mary College. Unable to attend the ceremony was the recipient of the Hilda and Roy Merolli Scholarship, Daniel Rexhouse, New Paltz, a Marist College Graduate School of Management student studying for an MPA in health care administration. His mother is a hospital nurse practitioner.


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July 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24 The Kindle Kids Book Club will be on Wednesday mornings from 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 a.m. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m afraid I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the details on that club, so call the library, if interested.

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Stanford Historical Society

BY HEIDI JOHNSON

Seymour Smith Talent Show Another great event we attended this past week was the End of School Talent Show at Seymour Smith Intermediate Learning Center. Third through fifth graders showed off their talents by singing, dancing, doing skits or playing instruments in a 90-minute program. The event moved right along and was full of high energy. Each act was great in its own way, from quiet piano or saxophone playing, to full dance numbers with loud music. Kudos and thanks to PTA President Danielle Sundberg for having the vision and the energy to pull this off. It was very professionally done; even the sound system was top notch so we got to actually hear each of the performers. And, special thanks to the Riverbank Banjo Band for loaning their equipment.

Summer fun!  Brandon Fusco, Sasha Secor and Andy Fusco bury Bridget Donnelly in the sand during the first weekend of swimming at Stanford Rec. Photo by Heidi Johnson.

Good job, kids! Each of you totally rocked last week. The audience truly enjoyed the show. I hope to have some pictures to share next week.

Graduation This past Saturday was also the graduation of the Stissing Mountain High School Class of 2013. Congratulations to all the graduates. And, many thanks to the teachers, counselors and administrators who got them to that stage on Saturday. You did it! Now on to adulthood and all of the other joys, and occasional challenges, that life throws your way. No matter where your path takes you, you will always have your high school diploma to be proud of. And weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all proud of you for the determination and hard work it took to get it. Congratulations!

Library Summer Programs I apologize for not getting this information out sooner, but today, Wednesday, June 26 at 3:30 p.m., Jillian and her animal friends will be visiting the Stanford Rec Pavilion. The animal friends include a pony, a goat and some chickens! This program is free and is sponsored by the library. Also running at the library during the month of July is the Dig Into Reading program. This program includes summer storytime for ages five and under. Dates and times are as follows:

July 9 - 25 Preschool (ages four and five) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday/ Thursday 9 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:45 a.m. Early Literacy (completed kindergarten or first grade) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday/Thursday 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:45 a.m. Toddlers (ages 18 months to three-yearsold): Wednesday 10:15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11 a.m.

Elvinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli Open on Sundays In case you missed it in my introductory paragraph above, the deli at Elvinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market is now, for the first time in many, many years, open on Sundays! Along with improvements to the store including a breakfast bar, slate patio and new beverage cooler, the deli menu also now has more variety. So, where you once had to drive to Pine Plains or Pleasant Valley to get a sandwich on Sunday afternoon, you can now stop in and have the new Sunday deli guy, David, make you a sub. Or get one of the new yummy salads made by Tory. They are all scrumptious. I should know â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I eat them every day! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to share your summer news with me, everyone. Call anytime at the number below, and leave a message if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t answer and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call you back. Or, even better, email me so I can include names and dates and things with less risk of a typo. See you next week. Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845392-4348 or playfulrelics@optonline.net.

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I am not a summer person. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like the heat, the bugs or the frequent storms. But, I do like the food! This past weekend, we had our friends over for a cookout and had yummy salads, sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores, and ice cold watermelon (the meat-eaters among us also had burgers and dogs cooked on the charcoal grill). Then on Sunday, we stopped in at Elvinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market and found to my delight that my friend and store co-owner, Tory Elvin, had made my two favorite summer salads â&#x20AC;&#x201C; tomato and mozzarella with fresh basil, and bowtie pasta with artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and sundried tomatoes. Needless to say, I had a sizable helping of both. And then, Bridget and I went strawberry picking up at Thompson Finch Farm in Ancram. We had delicious strawberry shortcakes for dessert. From a culinary standpoint, the weekend scored a perfect 10. And the weather was nice on Saturday, although the mosquitos nearly carried us away. Sunday was a bit too warm for me, which cut into our strawberry picking endeavor, but overall, it was a splendid first weekend of summer. Also, the lifeguards are on duty down at the Stanford Rec, so we managed to squeeze in a few hours of swimming both Saturday and Sunday. In fact, this column was written on Sunday under the big tree down at the park. Kids were swimming and playing volleyball while I worked away on a picnic bench in the shade. I guess I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t complain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; welcome summer!

The next Stanford Historical Society (SHS) meeting will be Monday, July 1 at 7 p.m. at the town hall. If the weather is good and there are no storm threats, the meeting will be held at the Attlebury School House. Bring a chair and bug spray. This meeting, like all SHS meetings, will be open to the public. So, if you have an interest in local history, and particularly in the wonderful Attlebury Schoolhouse, come to the meeting this coming Monday.

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obituaries Leslie J. Hunter Harpster, La Verkin, Utah

Isabella Staniscia, Kara Prichard, Starasia Fernandez, Garry Kuchner and Alexandra Diehl. Courtesy photo.

Rotary assists community through scholarship grants BY HV NEWS STAFF The Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotary Club has recognized area students every year since 1987 by selecting “Students of the Month,” awarding grants to both Boy and Girl Scouts, and donating college scholarships to outstanding high school seniors. This year’s students were recognized at the annual scholarship awards luncheon. Proud family members were among the 60 plus attendees, which also included Poughkeepsie School Assistant Superintendent Dr. Randl Cook and Eileen Scholes. The awards were presented by Rotarians Dr.Maung Htoo, PhD, Mr. Lou Lewis, Esq. a past Rotarian of the Year, and Nicole Peluse. The 2013 winners are: Alexandra Diehl, of Arlington High School, is the Neidardt Scholarship winner. The Neidhardt Scholarship has a stipend of $1,000. She was selected because of her outstanding academic achievement (4th out of 799), community service (Dutchess County Youth Volunteer Award) and leadership (Chair of the Debate Club, V.P. of the Model UN at Harvard University.) Diehl has been accepted at Johns Hopkins University, and will major in International Studies.

Kara Prichard and Isabella Staniscia, of Poughkeepsie High School, were dual winners of the Heilman Rowing Scholarship, named for Wendell Heilman, a rowing enthusiast and local attorney. Prichard will attend Binghamton University, and Staniscia will attend SUNY Oneonta. Starasia Fernandez, of Poughkeepsie High School, was awarded the Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotary Scholarship. Fernandez is on the High Honor Roll. She conducts small literacy groups for adults learning to speak English. She plans to attend the University of Albany and will study to become a child psychologist. Garry Kuehner, Roy C. Ketcham High School, was awarded the BOCES Community Service Scholarship Award. He has been actively involved in Toys for Tots and the Alzheimer’s Association. He has achieved High Honor Roll and Academic Excellence and will attend Morrisville State College studying automotive technology. The Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotary Scholarship has awarded over $200,000 since their inception. These scholarships are open to all students in the Poughkeepsie general area.

Come to the shelter during PetMatch on Saturday June 29. Colby will be there along with a special group of animals we call the “volunteer favorites.” Come find out which favorite is a good match for you.

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Leslie J. Hunter Harpster (Larsen), 52, passed away on June 18th, 2013 in St. George, Utah. She was born on April 11, 1961 in West Reading, Penn. to Dean and Phyllis Hunter. She met Scott Larsen in 1993 and they built a life together over the past 20 years. Leslie was raised in Rhinebeck, New York and attended school there. She was an exchange student in Turkey and traveled throughout the country working as a cattle fitter. She moved to Utah in the mid-eighties. She was involved in the Make A Wish foundation and was a jewelry designer. She is survived by her husband, Scott Larsen (La Verkin, Utah); her son, Hunter Larsen (La Verkin, Utah); her step-sons Justin (Amanda) Larsen (Fillmore, Utah) and Cameron Larsen (Provo, Utah); two grandchildren Bailey and Braden; her parents Dean and Phyllis Hunter (The Villages, Florida); her sister Debby (Andy) Aschmann (Rhinebeck, New York); many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 22 at the LDS Chapel located at 481 North Main St., La Verkin, Utah. Memorial donations in Leslie’s name can be made to the Disabled American Veterans (www.DAV. org).

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Jean McGrath, 92, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at her home in Rhinebeck. Jean has been an area resident for 20 years. She and her late husband, Eugene McGrath, owned McGrath Real Estate in New Paltz. Jean is survived by her sons, Lawrence McGrath of Kingston and John McGrath of Portland, Oregon; a sister Jackie Moody, 10 grandchildren, and her daughter-in-law Margaret McGrath. She was predeceased by her sister Gwen Losee. Memorial services will be held Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m., at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. Interment will be in Wappingers Cemetery. Memorial donations to the New Paltz Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 594, New Paltz, NY 12561. To sign the online register, visit dapsonchestney.com.

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 5:00 pm 5th of July 2013 (3 weeks from publication), and addressed to: The Farm at Locusts on Hudson, LLC Mr. James Truman 135 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.


SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF ORANGE WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., 3476 Stateview Boulevard, Ft. Mill, SC 29715, Plaintiff against GEORGE CIASCHI, KIMBERLY CIASCHI, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on September 14, 2010. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the at the 3rd floor lobby of the Orange County Courthouse, 285 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y. on the 18th day of July, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of New Windsor, County of Orange and State of New York. Said premises known as 2059 Independence Drive, New Windsor, N.Y. 12553. Tax account number: SBL # : 64-2-11. Approximate amount of lien $411,298.54 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 8600-08. Sol H. Lesser, Esq., Referee. McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 145 Huguenot Street - Suite 210 New Rochelle, New York 10801 (914) 6368900.

Notice of Formation of BrandPanorama Research & Consulting LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/24/13. Office location: Dutchess County. Secretary of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: BrandPanorama Research & Consulting, LLC, 17 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. NOTICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 206 OF THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY LAW 1. The name of the Limited Liability Company is 485 MAIN, LLC. 2. The Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State on May 10, 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: 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. The purpose of the business is to engage in any lawful act or activity.

Legal Notice Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: H.L. SILVER PRODUCTIONS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 05/03/2013. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O H.L. SILVER PRODUCTIONS, LLC, 9 Reeder Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. NOTICE OF FORMATION of HUNDRED MILE, LLC. Article of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 02-03-13. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him is C/O the LLC 2875 Rt 9G, Rhinebeck, NY, 12572. Date of Dissolution is undetermined. Purpose of LLC: to engage in any lawful act or activity. Street address of Principal Business location is: 6380 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY, 12572.

Notice of Formation of ABLEPAGE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/27/13. Office location: Dutchess County. Secretary of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Derrick Ableman, 541 Clinton St. APT. 2R, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: any lawful activity. GROVE POINT VENTURES, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 5/9/13. Office in Dutchess Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 12 Charles St., Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of formation of J.A.C. Builders, LLC (the “LLC”). Arts. Of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on May 9, 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.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the LLC is Lincoln Hancock Restoration, LLC. Application for Authority filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on May 14, 2013. New York office location: c/o C T Corporation System, 111 8th Avenue, City of New York, County of New York and State of New York. C T Corporation System has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is: Lincoln Hancock Restoration, LLC; 111 8th Avenue, New York, New York 10011. Purpose/Character of business: Insurance Restoration Contractor. This notification is made pursuant to Section 802 of the Limited Liability Company Law. PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) The name of the LLC is 446 Warren LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on May 22, 2013. New York office location: 45 Primrose Hill Road, Town of Rhinebeck, County of Dutchess and the State of New York. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY

shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is: 446 Warren LLC; 45 Primrose Hill Road, Rhinebeck, New York 12572. Purpose/Character of business: Any lawful business purpose permitted under the New York Limited Liability Company Law. This notification is made pursuant to Section 206 of the Limited Liability Company Law. Notice of Formation of The Inside Scoop Café LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/15/13. Office location: Dutchess County. Secretary of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The Inside Scoop Café LLC, 815 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538, principle business address. Purpose: any lawful activity. REFEREE’S NOTICE OF SALE IN FORECLOSURE SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF ORANGE NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, 350 Highland Avenue, Lewisville, TX 75067, Plaintiff against WALTER QUINONES, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on September 23, 2010. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Orange County Government Center, 285 Main Street, 3rd Floor Lobby, Goshen, N.Y. on the 17th day of July, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected,

situate, lying and being in the Town of Cornwall, County of Orange, and State of New York. Premises known as 1181 NYS Route 94, New Windsor, N.Y. 12553. (Section: 5, Block: 4, Lot: 3). Approximate amount of lien $265,798.02 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 7172-08. Francis Bryan Paz, Esq., Referee. Davidson Fink LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 28 East Main Street – Suite 1700 Rochester, N.Y. 14614-1990 (585) 760-8218 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. 137 FULTON, LLC Articles of Organization filed 5-8-13; SSNY; Dutchess County, New York; SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Address for mailing copy of process: 95 Fieldstone Dr, Wilton NY 12831; Purpose: any lawful purpose; Perpetuity.

Pawsitively Fabulous, LLC, a domestic LLC, Articles of Organization filed with the SSNY on 4/5/13. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Pawsitively Fabulous, LLC, 1 White Oaks Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. PURPOSE: Any Lawful Purpose. The Law Office of D. Jen Brown, P.L.L.C. Articles of Organization filed 4-24-13; Dutchess County, NY; 40 Garden Street, Ste. 202, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Sec’y of State designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process may be served; Purpose: practice of law; Perpetuity. Notice of Formation of Codepro, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 6/10/2013. 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: C/O Codepro, LLC, 249 Pinebrook Dr., Hyde Park, NY 12538. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date.

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