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OCTOBER 3-9, 2012 OCT INSIDE: VISIT FROM RED HOOK’S SISTER CITY | RHINEBECK TO BE FLUSHED | DUTCHESS FOCUSES ON RESIDENT PRIORITIES | IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE Dutchess County murder victims remembered

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FBI in Poughkeepsie heroin bust page 3

Stanford and Hyde Park’s tentative budgets pages 5 & 6

County names new historian page 19

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Kathy Peluso assists Katie Filiberti’s aunt in reading the victim’s names. Photos by Jim Langan.

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DAY OF REMEMBRANCE INDutchess POUGHKEEPSIE murder victims remembered BY JIM LANGAN Families and friends of Dutchess County murder victims gathered at the pavilion adjacent to the Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie to honor and remember those who lost their lives. The ceremony began with the mournful sounds of a single bagpiper set against the backdrop of the Hudson River. Brian Doyle, the CEO of Family Services, began by saying, “ I can’t begin to know the hurt,

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anger and anguish you’ve endured and the terror your loved ones experienced. I just hope you don’t let that tragedy consume you. Try to think what they would want you to do. I hope you will all get to the point when thinking of your loved one will bring a smile to your face before a tear to your eye.” Kathy Peluso of the Crime Victims Assistance Program told those assembled

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Some of the many photos of loved ones displayed at the event.

that the ceremony has been dedicated to ensure the community doesn’t forget the victims. Peluso then introduced a number of family members to read the names of the deceased. In all, a total of 161 names were read aloud.

Among the elected officials in attendance were Hyde Park legislators Sue Serino and Rich Perkins, as well as various county and law enforcement representatives.


The site of last week’s FBI raid in Poughkeepsie has been shuttered. Photo by Jim Langan.

DRUG BUST NETS 12 IN POUGHKEEPSIE

BY JIM LANGAN The FBI, in collaboration with regional and federal police, descended on the Boost Mobile cell phone store on Main St. in Poughkeepsie last week leading to the arrest of 12 Poughkeepsie residents. Five of the twelve were already in custody on other charges before the raid. All of the defendants were arraigned Thursday. The raid was the culmination of an investigation into a drug ring that began late last year. “A lot of intelligence, a lot of detail and a lot of planning goes into these kind of operations,” said Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkayzik. According to sources,

indictments were handed down recently, triggering the actual arrests. The City of Poughkeepsie only recently joined a partnership called The Safe Streets Task Force which made a similar successful raid in Newburgh last year. The raid was the first by the FBI in Poughkeepsie in more than five years. Tkazyik went on to say, “This type of activity plagues our streets and neighborhood. This will send a clear message to criminals that the City of Poughkeepsie is not going to tolerate this and you will be placed behind bars where you belong.”

Pole driving in Red Hook There were no serious injuries in this accident last Tuesday. Photo by Todd Gay.

PROBABLE CASE OF WEST NILE IN ULSTER COUNTY BY HV NEWS STAFF Ulster County Health Commissioner Dr. Carol Smith on Monday said a probable case of West Nile virus had been identified in the county. The case, which involves an individual who recently traveled out of the country, is currently being investigated by the state and county Health departments. To date, the state health department has not found any tested positive mosquito pools in Ulster County, though positive results have been found in southern parts

of the state. While the virus can be potentially serious, Smith said the majority of people infected show mild symptoms and the illness generally improves on its own in a couple of weeks. About one in 150 people can develop serious symptoms and illness, which can result in permanent neurological damage. Persons who experience symptoms

of severe West Nile virus illness, such as unusually severe headaches or confusion, should seek immediate medical attention, the release noted. To avoid the risk of West Nile virus, it is advised to use insect repellent, wear long sleeves and pants and keep screens on doors and windows free of holes. It is also advised to dump any pools of standing water that attract mosquitos.

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RHINEBECK WATER FLUSHING PLANNED

BY HV NEWS STAFF The annual flushing of the Rhinebeck water system is upon us and open hydrants throughout the town and village are to be expected. Flushing moves the water through the mains at a high speed to loosen the deposits of iron and manganese to remove them from the system. However, flushing stirs up sediment and can result in discolored water in your home. The discoloration is not harmful and usually will clear up when you let your water run for awhile. At times, homeowners may also experience a loss of water pressure during the operation because so much water is being diverted to the hydrants. Though flushing can be an inconvenience for some people, residents will enjoy clearer water as a result. Notices on the planned flushing are posted in the Rhinebeck Village Hall and were sent to the biggest volume customers, but still some customers are caught unaware and find that their clothes are spotted and discolored. In many cases, re-washing the clothes with Iron-Out when the water is running clear (which is available at local hardware stores), will remove the discoloration. Residents may also need to flush their hot water tanks after the water mains have been flushed. If your hot water continues to be discolored after your cold water has cleared up, flushing your hot water tank is often the answer. Simply attach a garden hose to the outlet at the bottom of your tank and let the water run outside, preferably into a white bucket, until it runs clear.

HYDE PARK PRELIMINARY 2013 BUDGET UNVEILED Tax increase stays under the 2 percent cap BY CAROLINE CAREY Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr presented the 2013 preliminary budget to the town board on Monday night and was pleased to highlight that the budget increase was just under the two percent tax cap. The $8.8 million in appropriations is offset by $3.1 million in estimated revenues, $5.6 million in estimated taxes and the use of $100,000 from the General Fund. Initial analysis and discussions with town Comptroller Tom Carey suggest the budget is conservative. Carey said he is, “still reconciling the 2011 General Fund balance.” The fund balance had been approximately $1.5

million, but Carey believes the when-reconciled 2012 beginning balance will be in the neighborhood of $750,000. Also included in the preliminary budget is a transfer of $203,000 from the Highway Fund back to the General Fund; monies that had been transferred to the Highway Fund in November 2011 to cover the costs associated with the two fall storms. The budget discussion will continue throughout the fall and will include a public hearing. Comptroller Tom Carey

Awards acknowledge Dutchess County’s successful businesses BY HV NEWS STAFF Now in its 15th year, the Business Excellence Awards offers a glimpse into the diversity and high level of business know-how, creativity, and management skills that characterize Dutchess County’s most successful employers. Adams Fairacre Farms will receive the 2012 Business Excellence Grand Award

from the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation. Seven awards for business achievement are to be presented on Oct. 16 to employers who’ve made significant contributions to Dutchess County’s economic landscape. The categories and Business Excellence Award

Flushing schedule is as follows: OCT. 1 – 5: All areas on the north side of East and West Market St., plus Old Post Rd., Mt. Rutsen Rd., Village Green Apartments, Wells Manor and The Woods. OCT. 9 – 12: All areas on the south side of East and West Market Str., Rte. 308 East, Violet Hill Estates, Hilee Rd. and Closs Dr. OCT. 15 – 19: All areas in Rhinecliff will be done on Monday, Tuesday and possibly on Wednesday, as well as Rhinecliff Rd., River Rd. and the Gardens.

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Hayworth tours Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie

U.S. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth joined the executive staff of The Children's Home of Poughkeepsie for a tour Monday morning of their facilities, and to discuss ways she can be of assistance at the federal level in helping the over 150 year old facility continue their work of helping abused children throughout the region prepare to re-join their families and become fully independent. Photo submitted.

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winners are: Entrepreneur, Vanikiotis Group; Innovation, Fisch Internet Solutions; Manufacturing, Spectral Systems; Newcomer Award, Wickham Solid Wood Studio; Not-for-Profit, Dia: Beacon, Riggio Galleries; Small Business, EmbroidMe of Poughkeepsie; and the Tourism Award winner is Big Bear Ziplines. A special award will honor the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Catherine Maloney, president and CEO of the DCEDC, affirmed, “These honorees represent a wide range of economic success stories, from family businesses and technology innovators, to the arts, human services, and adventure. They’ve put forth great efforts and achieved success, all in a challenging environment. They employ area residents, attract capital and visitors to our county, contribute to the tax base, and improve our commercial base. These winners help make Dutchess County a great place to live, work and play.” Michael Weber, president and CEO of Health Quest, the Visionary Sponsor of the event, stated, “We’ve continually sponsored this event to recognize the business leaders that help to make our communities so special. As a past Grand Award winner, Health Quest is proud to be a part of this great effort. The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $135 or $1200 per table of 10, and are available at thinkdutchess.com


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HUDSON VALLEY HAPPENINGS

Mayor of Mas’ha, West Bank, visits Red Hook as part of Sister City exchange BY HV NEWS STAFF How far would you go to visit a friend? Nidal Amer, the mayor of Mas’ha, Red Hook’s Sister City in the West Bank, traveled more than 3,000 miles last week to come for whirlwind visit. The Sister Cities project, as envisioned by President Dwight Eisenhower, was established to create opportunities for “citizen democracy,” where people could reach across borders to create friendships, and celebrate and appreciate different cultures and experiences. The relationship between Red Hook and Mas’ha began when Bard College’s Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative built the first children’s library in the West Bank. The next year, they returned and built a playground. As news of the Bard students’ work spread, more local area organizations got involved. While visiting Red Hook, Amer attended a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Red Hook Town Supervisor Sue Crane’s home, attended by members of the Red Hook Town Board and the Sister Cities Committee, as well

Nidal Amer, mayor of Mas’ha, West Bank, and Sue Crane, town supervisor of Red Hook, share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner during Amer’s visit to Red Hook.

Paul Marienthal, Dan Gettinger, Ameer Shalabi, Nidal Amer, and Jennifer Huber at Red Hook High School, during Amer’s visit to the Global Studies Class.

as students and administrators from Bard College. “It was our pleasure and privilege to host the Mayor of Mas’ha and acquaint him with our town, college, local officials and families,” said Crane. “I thought, given what’s going on in the world, that it was an inspired moment of good heartedness,” said Paul Marienthal, director of the Trustee Leader Scholar Program at Bard College. During his three days in the Hudson Valley, Amer managed to visit a class at Red Hook High School, met with students and the president of Bard College, picked apples at Mead Farms, visited the FDR Library and was the guest of honor in the Hardscrabble Day parade. Although Amer’s visit was brief, it had a big impact. “When Nidal visited my tenth grade Global Studies class, students were able to ask him questions about his culture and everyday life,” reported Jennifer Huber, a Social Studies teacher at Red Hook High School. “Ameer Shalabi (a Bard College student from Mas’ha), taught my students how to say a few Arabic words. Students thought it was ‘amazing’ to be able to experience this exchange of words and cultural stories. Gaps were certainly bridged that day … I wish we could have had more classes participate in Nidal’s visit!”

After his visit to the Hudson Valley, Amer travelled to Washington, D.C. and New York City for meetings with other interested parties.

BY HV NEWS STAFF Stanford Supervisor Virginia Stern submitted her tentative 2013 budget last week. The proposed budget calls for spending 1.16 percent less than the 2012 budget, with no increase in taxes or fees. “Considering the tough economic times facing all of us, I felt very strongly about proposing a spending plan that did not ask more from our taxpayers than they are already paying,” Stanford Supervisor Virginia Stern said Stern. The tentative budget will be presented at a town board meeting October 5. Stern said a typical home assessed at $100,000 will pay $344 in town taxes in 2013, as opposed to $350 in 2012. “I am pleased to announce that the proposed budget does not increase the tax levy and reduces the tax rate for town residents,” said Stern. The Town Board has until November 20 to adopt a final budget.

Tivoli thanked for annual street painting festival Village of Tivoli Mayor Bryan Cranna accepts a plaque on behalf of the Village from Tivoli Trustee Susan Ezrati at the Annual Tivoli Street Painting Festival on Sept. 29. Ezrati, who chairs the festival, presented the plaque to the Village to acknowledge sponsors, supporters and volunteers of the annual event. Photo submitted. Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | October 3, 2012 {5}


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GOD, LIFE AND

EVERYTHING BY THE REV. CHUCK KRAMER

Vote X or Else Normally, I would wait till late October to talk about the election. However, I noticed an article about a bishop in my old home state of Illinois. Roman Catholic Bishop Tom Paprocki recently put a video on YouTube stating the those who vote for parties that support “intrinsic evil,” such as legalized abortion or same sex marriage, are in danger of eternal damnation. His words: “Voting for a candidate who promotes actions or behaviors that are intrinsically evil and gravely sinful makes you morally complicit and places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.” He was careful about saying that he wasn’t telling anyone whom to vote for, just that if you vote for the wrong people, you’ll go to hell, and that the Democratic plank indicates they are the wrong people. He also said that he had read the Republican platform and found no intrinsic evil in it. There are so many directions a conversation could go here, but the two most common talking points I’ve heard regarding the bishop’s video focus on the possible loss of tax-exempt status for his diocese and the question of what defines “intrinsic evil.” I know what it’s like to be accused of violating the separation of church and state. A couple of times in response to this column, folks have accused me of talking politics. We should draw some clear distinctions here, however. Legally, it’s perfectly acceptable for churches and their officials to speak out on issues of social justice or other issues stemming from their faith, even when it

means taking on political leaders. What they are not allowed to do, at least not if they want to keep their tax-exempt status as a not-for-profit, is tell people either how to vote or not vote. In other words, you can protest against, say, legalized abortion or even a particular politician’s voting record on it, but you can’t say, “Vote for X candidate/party.” Or “Don’t vote for Y.” Besides, what politician is 100 percent holy? What if one politician is mostly good but supports X intrinsic evil, and his opponent is also mostly good but supports Y intrinsic evil? Do you not vote at all in order to avoid eternal damnation? It’s not for me to say whether Bishop Paprocki went too far in telling his flock how to vote. We’ll just have to wait and see how any legal challenges shake out. But I wonder about the threat of eternal damnation. I find it a particularly tricky matter to proclaim what sins will put a person over the line for damnation and which ones will let you off a little easier. In our tradition, all condemnation and all forgiveness comes from Christ alone. Jesus says in the Gospel that it is impossible for humans to be saved on our own merits because we all sin. I personally would not want to start ranking sins like that. I suppose if I did need to get an idea what sins Jesus thinks most pressing, the best I could do would be to read the gospels and see where he focused his attention. Throughout all four gospels, Christ spoke mostly about healing of the sick, care for the poor, and the danger of great wealth to one’s soul. And judging others – Jesus didn’t go for that. So, don’t ever expect me to tell you how you should or should not vote. Though I would go so far as to say that you SHOULD vote.

I find it a particularly tricky matter to proclaim what sins will put a person over the line for damnation and which ones will let you off a little easier.

The Rev. Chuck Kramer is rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park. You can leave a comment for him at rector@stjameshydepark.org.

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THE ROOT OF IT BY LARISSA CARSON

Some things never change

My mother has some things saved from my childhood and yesterday I received a plastic bag of papers from my grade school days. The bulk of the material was in the form of homework assignments, packets that required vocabulary words and short essays. The tone was familiar, of course, as was the sentiment, but what struck me was how familiar it all actually was. The truth is, I haven’t changed much at all. Sure, I’ve grown – my opinions are more formed, I’ve learned a lot between then and now, but my primary concerns have not changed. The things that I held dear then, I still hold dear now. So without further ado, I’d like to share a quote from a pretty smart 10-year-old. “For the future, I hope the countryside is always here.” There is a great deal going on in this world right now that threatens that very idea. The possibility of fracking in the state of New York is woefully close to our actual home. The increasingly alarming and unpredictable course of weather with melting ice, warm winters, hail storms several times throughout this summer, and bee populations dying off. The natural world around me has always shaped my values. I have always cherished the time I was able to spend exploring woods. The environment around me has had a lasting impact on my daily life and the person I’ve become. Even in my youth, I primarily wrote about these experiences. “I feel lucky since I always get to experience fresh air, trees, running water and streams. I enjoy fresh air so very

much that I think it would be hard to live without any fresh air. ” But lately the news sounds like the beginning of a bad end-of-the-world movie, the next scene surely has us blasting off to live in space pods in search of a new earth-like planet. The balance of nature is something too few of us are aware of. Quite frankly, I don’t think it should matter how you believe that the earth came to be in existence. Respecting it should be a no-brainer. I would think, even more so if you believe that whomever created you, created the earth as well. Ask yourself how you would feel if someone came along and wrecked something that you had created. I think you’d be a little upset. There are things that we all can do to make this a reality. Speak out in the fight to keep fracking out of New York to protect our land and our water sources. After all, I’d say a wind mill is a much lovelier sight than a processing center with large trucks filled with chemicals coming and going all day. Support sustainable agricultural and ethical meat production processes, these industries have a huge affect on our environmental impact. The chemicals farmers use on crops effect everything around us, including the dying bee population. You may think that there is nothing that you can do, that you are too small, but you are not. Support businesses that adhere to the ethics you would like to support. Shop local whenever possible and support your local farmers and food growers. Business operates on demand and if we all demand better, businesses well cater. It’s why Walmart now sells organic. Never forget that a pile of pennies can add up to quite a bit of money. That being said, I think its time to put the planet ahead of ourselves. After all, we need it far more than it needs us.

Quite frankly, I don’t think it should matter how you believe that the earth came to be in existence. Respecting it should be a no-brainer.

Larissa Carson is a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley. To respond to this column, email editorial@ thehudsonvalleynews.com


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USUALLY RIGHT BY JIM LANGAN

WITH A MONTH TO GO

Well, folks, it looks like the finish line is in sight. In a month the robo-calls will stop, the political ads will disappear from your TV sets and the pundits will spend a few days telling us how right they were on every race. If Romney wins, we’ll have two months of speculation and announcements about his cabinet and appointees. If Obama wins, there will be much weeping and gnashing of teeth and calls for a “new” Republican Party. Conservatives will say Romney was too moderate and Republican liberals will demand a move to the middle. But it will be over for a while and we can be thankful for that. However, I thought it might be useful to take a look at some of the more interesting races locally, and a few nationally, before we start voting on November 6. Having just returned from a few days in Massachusetts, we have to talk about the Senate race between Republican Senator Scott Brown and his Democrat opponent, Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren or Princess Slinging Bull as her opponents call her. This race is a barn-burner with Warren spending most of her time trying to hide from the fact she misrepresented herself as part Native American to advance her academic career. Last weekend Brown supporters gathered at a Warren event and began doing the tomahawk chop and a rain dance. Throw in Warren makes $350,000 a year to teach one class at Harvard Law and you have a very unsympathetic candidate. Warren is doing her best to channel Hillary Clinton and the Rick Lazio debate, but it’s not working. That said, she’s hanging around in the polls

in the People’s Republic although I give Brown the edge on Election Day. In the two high profile Congressional races locally, it looks like Republican Chris Gibson with a big lead over challenger Julian Schreibman. From what I’ve seen, it’s unlikely Schreibman can make a race of it. In the 18th district, incumbent Nan Hayworth has a decent lead over Democratic challenger Sean Maloney, but it’s not over. Maloney is a New York City liberal who only recently moved into the district. His main claim to fame is having worked for Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson, not exactly great character references. But a lot of big money Democrats and liberal PACs want Hayworth gone, including George Soros. One PAC has purchased $1.6 million in TV time to hammer Hayworth in an ad campaign to begin shortly. This one will get ugly, but I think Hayworth prevails. In the only U.S. Senate race this year,, Kristen Gillibrand is in a laugher against the almost invisible Wendy Long. Gillibrand is the luckiest politician in the world having never faced a formidable opponent. Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for conceding this Senate seat twice in two years. In a closely watched State Senate race, long-time incumbent Steve Saland is in a three-way race with Democrat Terry Gipson and Conservative Neil DiCarlo. Saland has paid a heavy price for his vote on marriage equality and it’s likely DiCarlo will siphon off more than a few Republican votes leaving Gipson the beneficiary. The race will turn on whether enough Republicans can get beyond Saland’s vote and not use DiCarlo to punish Saland. For his part, Saland needs to take the gloves off with the boorish DiCarlo and remind voters how big a mistake it would be to send DiCarlo or Gipson to Albany. DiCarlo would be a pariah and Gipson would have difficulty delivering anything for the district as a minority member with no seniority. In the 105th Assembly race, it’s

But a lot of big money Democrats and liberal PACs want Hayworth gone, including George g Soros. o

Democrat Didi Barrett versus newcomer David Bryne. Barrett won a special election in March in another district but elected to run in the newly redistricted 105th, leaving a whiff of opportunism in the air. Byrne, a West Point graduate and decorated Iraq War veteran, has run an effective grass roots campaign as evidenced by his victory over Barrett

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for the Independence Party line in the primary. Barrett is well connected and has plenty of money but Byrne is quickly making a name for himself. With a month to go, it’s too close to call. We’ll check back on these contests in a few weeks. Respond to Jim Langan’s column at editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com.

TO THE EDITOR: I am a concerned citizen of the Hudson Valley and would like to express my thoughts and feelings regarding the building of a new jail in Poughkeepsie. I am appalled that schools are being closed, Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs are being eliminated and the homeless shelter will be charging $10 a night after 60 days at the same time that officials are planning to build a jail in Dutchess County! Two questions burn in my soul! First, will this jail eventually be filled with at risk youth who could have benefited from Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs, homeless people in need of shelter, as well as students who have dropped out of school due to needs not being met in an overcrowded and under-funded school system? Second, where is the money coming from for this penal institution? I strongly oppose a jail and prefer to see money invested in vital social programs where people are treated with dignity and helped to reach their potential. I believe that a proactive focus rather than a punitive one has been proven to be more successful in creating and empowering citizens to be productive members of our society. Janet Bosco Ulster County

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complete her studies. Dunning intends to commute the short distance to college in her roadster. • Yes, that was former Hyde Park Supervisor Tom Martino out on Rt. 9 this weekend with a sign attacking me and the Hudson Valley News. He’s nuts and obsessed with me because he blames me and the paper for his political demise. I’ve endured a year of his hateful anonymous blog and anonymous postcards as this lunatic has tried to destroy me and this paper. Like everything else Martino’s done in his pathetic life, it isn’t working. I suspect I’ll be a child molester by next weekend. Get a life.

• Here’s a wonderful story out of Plymouth, Michigan. Margaret Dunning is a 102-year-old woman known for her charity work and for driving around town in a 1930 Packard 740 roadster. During the Depression, Dunning dropped out of college to help her widowed mother pay the bills. Last week, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business awarded Dunning a full scholarship to

• Maria Pestrikoff of Kodiak, Alaska went for a walk near her home and, while texting and smoking, fell off a 60foot cliff. She landed half way down in some rocks and bushes. Rescuers had to rappel down the cliff before the tide came in and drowned her. Don’t even get me started on all the morons out there who text while driving.

• What is it with these Ryder Cup outfits the players are forced to wear. They all end up looking like Ted Knight in “Caddy Shack.” I also find the pomposity and overheated rhetoric annoying. It’s a bunch of guys playing golf, nothing more, and they choked. • Love this story from Brazil. A 20-yearold girl named Catrina Migliorini is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder. The lucky winner will get to have sex with her one time only on an airplane. It’s unclear whether she’ll be flying commercial or private. Migliorini says she will donate a “portion” of the proceeds to the poor. The bidding closes October 15 and is currently at $160,000. Now that’s an expensive initiation fee to join the Mile High Club.

Folks who don’t know why America is the Land of Promise should be here during an election campaign. – Milton Berle • Vice-President Joe Biden was promising free colonoscopies to a group of retirees at the infamous Century Village retirement community in Orlando, Florida. Apparently Obamacare will cover the co-pay or some such nonsense. Then again the Century City crowd doesn’t like to pay for anything. There are restaurants in Florida that won’t serve them when their bus pulls up. It’s because they all steal the silverware, condiments and glasses. I’ve seen the “No Century City” signs with my own eyes. Funny! • Congratulations to the good folks in Ulster County. Sen. Chuck Schumer just announced that Bread Alone has been granted a $4.6 million loan with a 2 percent interest rate to buy and renovate a 26,000 square-foot building on Rte. 9W. It will be used as a commercial bakery and retail outlet and create lots of jobs. {8} October 3, 2012 | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | Hudson valley news

Schumer worked with County Executive Mike Hein and Ulster Supervisor Jim Quigley to get it done. The folks who think Stop and Shop moving across the street is economic growth might want to call these guys up and learn a thing or two. • Out in sunny California, Proposition 32 is losing ground as the elections approach. The proposition wants to ban political contributions by payroll deduction. It’s intended to curtail teachers’ unions from funding Democrats opposed to education reform. Needless to say the campaign to defeat the measure is being funded by the teachers’ union. Fabulous! • We looked at the cable ratings for last week. Bill O’Reilly on Fox is numero uno with 2.8 million nightly viewers and Anderson Cooper is dead last with 477,000 for his deadly show. Apparently the gay thing isn’t working out as well for him as it did for Ellen Degeneres. Maybe that’s because she has actual talent and people like her. • Speaking of Fox, the network inadvertently aired some guy committing suicide after leading cops on a car chase in Arizona. Afterwards anchor Shepard Smith began furiously apologizing, saying “We try to never let you see something like that.” Baloney. Why else do these cable networks pick up these car chases? Because it’s ratings gold and they hope the car crashes or someone gets shot. They usually get around the really gruesome stuff with a seven-second delay which was apparently off on Friday. I was driving down from Boston and my buddy Howie Carr was on the radio watching Fox and when the guy shot himself, Carr said, “He won’t be coming down for breakfast in the morning.” • Police in Williston, Florida were complying with a court order by destroying evidence in a field when they heard whimpering that appeared to be coming from beneath the surface. They found the spot and began digging. Six inches down they discovered a two-weekold who had been buried alive minutes earlier. The puppy is fine and folks are lining up to adopt him. We’d like to find the cretin who did this and put him six feet under.


Love Apple Farms in Ghent. Photos by Nicole DeLawder.

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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 (OCTOBER 3 - 9) Knitting at the Library; Oct. 3 and 10; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Main Floor Periodical Room, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Attendees should bring 1 skein of Red Heart Sachet or Starbella, or 1-2 skeins of Patons Pirouette and a #16 circular, or 4-, 5- or 6-inch wooden knitting needles and some patience; 845-485-3445 ext. 3702 or poklib.org/programs. Nanotechnology Leader Paul Alivisatos; Oct. 3, 4:15 p.m.; Oct. 4, noon; Vassar College, 42 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Distinguished chemist discusses “Nanoscience and the Future of the Carbon Cycle” and “A Physical Chemist Looks at the Global Carbon Cycle;” Free; 845437-5370. “Arias and Barcarolles;” Wednesday, Oct. 3; 8 p.m.; Olin Hall, Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson; Singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program; 845-758-7196 or bard.edu/ conservatory/events. “Priceless” Film Screening; Thursday, Oct. 4; 7 p.m.; Crafted Kup, 44 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Part of the “Give Peace a Film” series with audience discussion to follow; 845876-7906 or dutchesspeace.org. 7th Annual New Mother’s Group Reunion; Friday, Oct. 5; 3-5 p.m.; Joseph Tower Auditorium, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Pl., Poughkeepsie; Hosted by the Center for Breastfeeding Support; 845-483-6178.

THEATER: Cocoon Actor’s Theatre will hold auditions for Harold Pinter’s “Other Places” on October 9 and 11 at 7 p.m.; Roles for six to 10 men and women, and one boy; Actors will play multiple roles; Performs March 8-24; Directed by M. San Millan; Body work & reading from the script; For questions contact the director at 845-876-6470

CRAFTERS WANTED: The Beacon Flea Market is introducing a ‘craft alley’ for the month of October. Crafters, makers, and artisans are invited to come and sell, promote, and market their wares to a crowd of holiday shoppers. Email examples of work and wares for posting on the flea market website for customers to preview. For information contact Emma Dewing at beaconfleamarket@gmail. com, 845-202-0094 or visit beaconflea. blogspot.com.

“Hudson Valley Farms: Fading and Flourishing” Opening Reception; Friday, Oct. 5; 6-8 p.m.; Millbrook Free Library, 3 Friendly Ln., Millbrook; 845-677-3611. Car Seat Safety Check; Friday, Oct. 5; 6:309:30 p.m.; Beekman Firehouse, 316 Poughquag Rd., Beekman; Nationally-certified car seat technician will be on hand for free evaluations; Appointments recommended; 845-475-9742. Dia Art Foundation Staff Art Show; Opening Reception, Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m.; Naruib Royael Gallery, 460 Main St., Beacon; On display Oct. 4-7; noon-7 p.m.; marionroyaelgallery.com. Read for the Record; Thursday, Oct. 4; 4 p.m.; Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff; Help beat the record for the most people reading and listening to “Lady Bug Girl and the Bug Squad;” Ages 1-7; 845-876-2903. “Dürer’s Prints and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge;” Thursday, Oct. 4; 5 p.m.; Taylor Hall, Room 203, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Claflin lecture by art historian and Vassar alumna Susan Dackerman; Free; 845-437-5370. “Behavior Genetics: Understanding Our Own Genes;” Thursday, Oct. 4; 5:30 p.m.; Villard Room, Main Building, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Lecture by Eric N. Turkheimer; Free; 845-437-5370. Mill Street Loft Annual Fall Friend-raiser; Thursday, Oct. 4; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Vassar Alumnae House located at 161 College Avenue > >continued on page 11

STUDENT CONTEST: K-12 students who live and/or attend school in the 11-county Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area are invited to write about places they love in our region. Entry deadline is October 31. All writing will be considered for publication and will be shared with staff at the place written about. One student each in elementary, middle, and high school will win a class trip to the place written about. There are nine additional prizes. For prize details and information about what and how to submit writing, visit teachingthehudsonvalley. org/Grants/Grants/STUDENT-CONTEST.html or e-mail info@TeachingtheHudsonValley.org. The “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” Art Contest: Open to Dutchess County middle and high school students. Entries should be received by Friday, Oct. 5 and reflect an artistic expression of the theme Love Shouldn’t Hurt. The contest boasts prizes totaling $1,000. The grand prize winner will be honored at the annual Women of Grace Awards at the Grandview in Poughkeepise on Oct. 18th. The Love Shouldn’t Hurt Open Mic and Art Show will be hosted on Friday, Oct. 12th from 7-9 p.m. at the Sleuth Pro Studio in the Cuneen Hackett Center on Vassar St. in Poughkeepsie. Contact Monica Idema at monica@gracesmithhouse.org.

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MSL Board Member Diana Salsberg with students participating at the 2011 Friend-raiser. Photo by Linda Hubbard.

MSL Fall Friend-Raiser honors Half Moon Theatre BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF This Thursday, Mill Street Loft will recognize local institutions that have celebrated art and education with its annual Fall Friend-Raiser, "Eyes on Youth." Opening the doors to art for students for the past 32 years, the event will not only recognize the programming of Mill Street Loft, but the work of local production company, Half Moon Theatre. Molly Renfroe Katz, founding member and producing director of Half Moon Theatre, will be recognized for her work bringing together an ensemble of Hudson Valley professional actors for provocative local theater, with accessibility options through its "pay what you will" previews, post-performance discussions and creating local jobs. Molly Renfroe Katz Kristie Grimes will also be honored for her contribution as managing director at Half Moon Theater. Grimes' experience includes public relations at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and marketing director at the Ford Theater in Washington D.C. and the League of American Theatres in New York City. "Through performances, youth education and outreach, Half Moon Theatre provides a central gathering place for the exchange of ideas amongst its diverse community," said Todd Poteet of Mill Street Loft. During the event, attendees can enjoy a selection of hors d'oeurves and cocktails while listening to a string quartet from Arlington High School along with other live performances by students and staff. Artwork from Mill Street Loft students and members will also be on display. "Eyes of Youth" Fall Friendraiser will take place at the Vassar Alumnae House from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and can be reserved by calling the Mill Street Loft office at 845-471-7477 or visiting millstreetloft.com.

GET YOUR TICKETS: Amy Schumer

Friday, October 5 at 8 p.m. at the Bardavon, $35, All seats reserved. Amy Schumer is America's 2012 Breakout Comedy Star and the hottest comedian in the country will be at the Bardavon this Friday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Schumer shined on Comedy Central's roasts of Charlie Sheen and Rosanne Barr and had one of the highest rated Comedy Central specials in years called "Mostly Sex Stuff" and will debut her own show in March. Purchase tickets at the Bardavon Box Office, Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; 845-473-2072.


An O+ Festival banner on BSP in Kingston. Photo from O+ Festival on Facebook.

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WEEKEND EVENTS

HEALTHY ART IN KINGSTON BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF For the third year, Kingston will be home to one of the most original festivals in the country with the O+ Festival offering artists the opportunity to display their talent in exchange for quality health care on Oct. 5, 6 and 7. By “bartering the art of medicine for the medicine of art,” 30 visual and performing artists will join over 40 musical acts taking the stage of venues throughout Kingston this Columbus Day weekend. The Felice Brothers will headline Friday evening at the Old Dutch Church with artists like Tigeriss and It’s Space performing at Backstage Productions (BSP), along with Howard Fishman, Alta Mira and DJ Grasshopper taking the stage of the Stockade, and Andrea Tomasi and Sasha Pearl at the Elephant. The Hungry March Band will lead the O+ Festival kick-off parade at 6 p.m. on Friday night from the steps of Kirkland Hotel to the BSP Lounge. Artists like The Dead Exs, The Philistines Jr. and Acoustic Sun, will also take the stage of Keegan Ales, who has brewed a special mirco-brew, SmOk+oberfest, for this year’s festival. The custom festival brew brings together German beer styles Rauchbier and Märzen with locally grown fresh hops from the fields at Hop Herder Farm in Walden. Keegan’s head brewer Geoff Wenzel picked the hops the afternoon before brewing the special batch. Keegan Ales will donate a portion of all SmOk+oberfest sales back to the festival. The O+ Festival strives to be “a celebration of art and music that creates a bridge to access health care for artists,” according to its site. “O+ fosters complete physical, mental and social well-being by connecting artists directly with a coalition of health care providers and health resources, in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community.” In exchange for participating at the festival, musicians, artists and volunteers will receive a screening of their health needs in an on-site weekend clinic during the festival, including vouchers for follow-up office visits and case-by-case continued care as needed via participating non-profits and residency programs. At the weekend clinic, artists will have access to the services including a physical, vision and hearing screenings as well as physical and occupational therapy, either discounted or free of charge. A free health expo will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the LGBTQ Center. The festival’s website, opositivefestival.org, says that the “O+ Festival’s long-term goal is to develop a model for all communities, wherein perpetual health care for artists can become a reality.” The festival will host a yoga marathon including workshops and even a gong bath during the weekend at 331 Wall St. On Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., Jamie Leigh Reilly will host a Kundalini yoga session using movement, sound current, breath and meditation to recharge and heal the body. A gong bath sound healing, where you can relax on pillows or blankets to enjoy the sacred sound of the gong, will take place at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and again at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Kids yoga, restorative and yogic sleep sessions will also take place throughout the weekend at Mudita Yoga, Primal Power Yoga and the Yoga House. Wristbands for the festival are $25 though there are several free events taking place all weekend. For more information visit opositivefestival.org.

Starry Starry Night; Friday, Oct. 5; 5:30-9 p.m.; Walkway Over the Hudson; View the constellations and planets through the lens of local astronomers and music from the Michael Dell Orchestra; $150; walkway.org. 2nd Annual La Lavanderia Artists’ Talk; Friday, Oct. 5; 7-8:30 p.m.; Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main St., Poughkeepsie; Large-scale digital, Polaroid and film photographs of Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Pittsburgh; 845-214-1113 or midhudsonheritage.org. American Ballet Theater; Oct. 5-7; 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday; Sonsoff Theater, Richard B. Fisher

Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; $20-50; 845-758-7900 or fishercenter.bard.edu. Tour of The Peckham Quarry; Saturday, Oct. 6; 9 a.m.; 1150 Rte. 311, Patterson; Learn about the geology beneath The Great Swamp with a guided tour with Gary Metcalf, vice president of Peckham Industries; oblongland.org. 35 35th Annual Apple Pie Festival; S Saturday, Oct. 6; 10 a.m.; 1809 R Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck; Featuring a performance by Sopranist Maria Todero, Baritones Louis Otey and Kerry Henderson and guest pianist Justin Kolb from the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice at 7 p.m.; $25, $15 seniors and students; 845-876-3727 or rhinebeckreformedchurch.org. Star Wars Reads Day; Saturday, Oct. 6; 4 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck and 26 Main St., Millerton; Giveaways and raffles; 845-876-0500. All-Mozart Concert; Saturday, Oct. 6; 7:30 p.m.; Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie; $15 to benefit Concerts Con Brio; christchurchpok.org. Catskill Animal Sanctuary Community Group; Sunday, Oct. 7; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market, 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Plus contemporary, classic and Brazilian jazz by Brian Silber; 845-876-3847. > >continued on page 12

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e-mail us your events: weekend@thehudsonvalleynews.com << continued from previous page Morton Library Fall Fundraising Cruise; Sunday, Oct. 7; 12:45 p.m. check-in, 1 p.m. departure; Rhinecliff Dock, Rhinecliff; Lunch, cash bar and live music by Bob and the Boys; $75; 845-876-2903. Oakwood Friends Fall Information Session; Sunday, Oct. 7: 1 p.m.; Oakwood Friends School Campus, 22 Spackenkill Rd., Poughkeepsie; 90-minute program includes Q&A session; Register at 845-462-4200 ext. 2451. Author Kathy Leonard Czepiel; Sunday, Oct. 7; 3:30 p.m.; Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown; Discussion of “A Violet Season,” her historical novel set in the Hudson Valley; 518-537-5800. Hudson Valley YA Society; Sunday, Oct. 7; 4 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Featuring authors David Levithan, Alyssa Sheinmel, Adele Griffin, Theo Lawrence and Eliot Schrefer; RSVP required at rsvp@oblongbooks.com; 845-876-0500. Olanafest 2012; Sunday, Oct. 7; 5:30 - 8 p.m.; Olana State Historic Site, 5720 Rte. 9G, Hudson; Celebration of food, art and farming; $90-175; 518-828-1872 or olana.org. Introduction to the Writings of Psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan; Sunday, Oct. 7; 7 p.m.; Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff; Presented by Dr. Anna McLellan, member of the Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association; 845876-2903. “Doubt;” Through Oct. 14; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck; $22, $20 Seniors and “Pay What You Will Fridays” at the door; 845-876-3080 or centerforperformingarts.org. Conservatory Noon Concerts; Tuesday, Oct. 9; noon; Olin Hall, Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson; 845-758-7196 or bard.edu/ conservatory/events

UPCOMING

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From Farm to Table Open Forum; Wednesday, Oct. 10; 6:30-8 p.m.; Millbrook Free Library, 3 Friendly Ln., Millbrook; Featuring Buffy Arbogast of Babette’s Kitchen, David Hamilton of Sisters Hill Farm and Delbert Lee of Hudson Valley Fresh; 845-677-3611. Medicare Workshop; Wednesday, Oct. 10; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg; Facilitated by Mark A. Scott; Medicare Annual Enrollment begins Oct. 15; 845889-4683. Presentation by Brian Doyle of Family Services; Wednesday, Oct. 10; 7 p.m.; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 67 S. Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie; 845-471-6580 or uupok.org. Career Lab for Teens; Thursday, Oct. 11; 4-5 p.m.; Adriance Library, Cavallaro Children’s

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WEEKEND EVENTS

ALL ABOUT APPLES

BY NICOLE DELAWDER While New York state typically produces an average of 30 million bushels of apples annually, after this year’s unsettled weather, forecasters are urging apple lovers to pick quickly. A U.S. Department of Agriculture crop forecast released on Aug. 10 placed the New York state crop at 14.0 million boxes, down 54 percent compared to the state’s five-year average production of 30.7 million boxes. The U.S. crop forecast of 192.0 million boxes is down 15 percent from the five-year national average production of 224.5 million boxes. Spring frost or summer hail – and sometimes both – impacted nearly every U.S. growing region. VARIETIES: In our backyards we “This year puts a spotlight on the kinds of pressures that our can find varieties growers have to deal with with year in, year out,” said New such as the gala, York Apple Association President Jim Allen. golden delicious, red “The warm weather and sunny days we got in late spring rome, red delicious, and summer seem to be Mother Nature’s way of apologizing ginger gold, Cortland, for the early cold,” Allen continued. “Homegrown New York Empore, Jonagold, state apples will be here sooner than expected, and that’s good Idared and McIntosh. news for New York apple lovers.” And apples seem to love us back as research conducted by Professor Thomas Shea from the University of Massachusetts found that drinking apple juice and cider may protect against oxidative damage, which contributes to memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Apples are also attributed to preventing heart disease, lung cancer and osteoporosis, as well as providing one-fifth of the needed daily fiber for adults. Luckily for us in the Hudson Valley, we not only have a bounty of local and family-run apple producers, but also a bushel of events at which to enjoy the fruits of our neighbor’s labor. This Saturday, Oct. 6, Rhinebeck Reformed Church will treat locals with its 35th annual Apple Pie Festival. “Heavenly” apple pies will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $12 per pie. The pies, made by members of the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, are made with apples donated by the historic, local Fraleigh Farm. Crafts, fresh luncheon sandwiches, soups-to-go, a bake sale and kids’ activities will also be a part of the festival. The church will also raffle off an Apple iPad during the event. At 7 p.m., The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice will make their first appearance east of the Hudson River as founders Maria Todaro, mezzo-soprano takes the stage with baritones Louis Otey and Kerry Henderson and guest pianist Justin Kolb. > >continued on next page


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Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice promotes the human voice as an instrument of healing, peace and artistic expression through presenting world-class performances in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. Tickets for the concert are $25 per person at the door, $15 for students and seniors. Advance tickets are available at the Rhinebeck Department Store, 1 E. Market St., Rhinebeck. For more information about the Apple Pie Festival, contact the Rhinebeck Reformed Church at 845-876-3727. Next weekend, the celebration of our favorite cored fruit continues with the Warwick Applefest on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting in 1989 as a simple community harvest celebration in the streets of Warwick, the free festival has grown to over 200 juried crafters, dozens of vendors offering a variety of food and over 30,000 visitors to the one-day event annually. The festival will also host the Applefest Carnival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with two special pre-Applefest carnival-only evenings on Friday and Saturday from 4-10 p.m. Individual tickets are available, with wristbands for unlimited rides priced at $15. Across the river in Milton, Prospect Hill Orchards will celebrate the end of its season with the Johnny Appleseed Cider Fest, Oct. 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free festival will include an old-fashioned cider pressing where everyone can make their own sample; corn husk dolls, paint your own pumpkin area, hayrides and more. Cairo will also host its 19th annual Apple Harvest Festival and Craft Show on Oct. 6-7, at the Angelo Canna Town Park. The fest will feature music from the Bobby Val Band, along with a special appearance by Johnny Appleseed, storytelling with Granny Smith, bowling with Rip Van Winkle and more. For more details on New York’s apple season, visit nyapplecountry.com.

GETTING PICKY Barton Orchards 63 Apple Tree Ln., Poughquag; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; $3 admission for petting zoo and hayrides; $15 admission includes all activities but apple picking; kids under 6 are free; apple picking is charged by the pound; 845-227-2306; bartonorchards.com. Greig Farm 223 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook; $25 for a half-bushel of apples (or $1.39 per pound); $5 per pound of raspberries; Petting zoo, 25 acres of carving pumpkins, Gigi Market; 845-7581234; greigfarm.com. Rose Hill Farm 19 Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook; Family farm for 200 years; 845758-4215. Cedar Heights Orchard 8 Crosby Ln., Rhinebeck; Closed for the season; rhinebeckapples.com.

Stone Ridge Orchard 3120 Rte. 213, Stone Ridge; Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; stoneridgeorchard.com.

Terhune Orchards 761 North Ave., Salt Point; 845266-3389.

Minard Farms 250 Hurds Rd., Clintondale; Weekends 10 a.m. - 5p.m.; minardfarms.com.

Love Apple Farms 1421 Rte. 9H, Ghent; Open daily 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; loveapplefarm.com. Kelder’s Farm 5755 Rte. 209, Kerhonksen; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, closed Tuesdays; $1.50 per pound for apples, $1.40 per pound for most other produce; $5 for jumping pillow; home to giant garden gnome; $3.50 for corn maze; $3.75 for miniature golf; 845-626-7137; kelderfarm.com.

“Memory Demystified – Tips for Optimal Memory Function;” Thursday, Oct. 11; 6:30 p.m.; Northern Dutchess Hospital Conference Room, 6511 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck; Led by Jodi Friedman, MD, HQMP Division of Geriatrics, NDH Center for Healthy Aging; Reservations required; 877-729-2444. “Tinderbox Triangle: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria;” Thursday, Oct. 11; 7 p.m.; Vassar temple, 140 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie; Discussion with Dr. Mouanne Hojairi; 845-454-2570 or vassartemple.org. Charles Bradley Documentary Film Screening and Performance; Friday, Oct. 12; 6:30 p.m. screening, 9:30 p.m. concert; Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock; Part of the Woodstock Film Festival; Tickets $12-40; 845-679-4406; bearsvilletheater.com. “Love Shouldn’t Hurt” Open Mic and Art Show; Friday, Oct. 12; 7-9 p.m.; Sleuth Pro Studio, Cuneen Hackett Center, Vassar St., Poughkeepsie; monica@gracesmithhouse.org.

“Sacred Ground: Held in Trust” Opening Reception; On display through Oct. 13; Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Featuring work of pastelist Marlene Wiedenbaum; 845-437-5370. Rhinecliff Fire Company and Rescue Squad Open House; Saturday, Oct. 13; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Orchard and Shatzell Sts., Rhinecliff; 845-8765738 or rhineclifffirerescue.org. Legal Clinic; Saturday, Oct. 13; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Charwat Meeting Room, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Free clinic with over 25 lawyers from the Mid-Hudson Valley will answer legal questions and provide advice; Free; 845-485-3445 ext. 3702. Tea Room and Craft Fair; Saturday, Oct. 13; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; St. James’ Church, Rte. 9, Hyde Park; 845-266-3196. Bicentennial Closing Festivities; Saturday, Oct. 13; 1 p.m.; Elmendorph Inn, 7562 N. Broadway, Red Hook; Music, refreshments and the burial of the Bicentennial time capsule not to be opened until 2112; Park at the IGA lot; 845758-3031 or redhook200.org. > >continued on page 15

Email your calendar listings to weekend@thehudsonvalleynews.com by NOON on Fridays.

U-Pick stands in the Hudson Valley

Mead Orchards 15 Scism Rd., Tivoli; Open weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 845765-5641; meadorchards.com.

Fishkill Farms 9 Fishkill Farms Rd., Hopewell Junction; U-pick open through Oct. 14; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; 845897-4377; fishkillfarms.com

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Mike and Ruthy; Friday, Oct. 12; 8 p.m.; Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Rte. 9 and Church St., Hyde Park; $10, $8 Hudson Valley Folk Guild members, students or seniors; 845-758-2681 or hvfolks@aol.com.

Hurds Family Farm 2187 Rte. 32, Modena; Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; hurdsfamilyfarm. com. Prospect Hill Orchards 40 Charkes Lane, Milton; Weekends through Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-4p.m.; prospecthillorchards.com. Applewood Orchards and Winery 82 Four Corners Rd, Warwick; $28 for a half-bushel, $14 for a peck; 845-986-1684; applewoodorchards.com.

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WEEKEND LOCAL READER

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

BY ANN LAFARGE Every once in a while, a treasure re e, will seemingly drop into one’s lap from out of nowhere, a new friend, a splendid meal, a great movie or even a terrific novel. The kind of novel, if you’re lucky, thatt refuses to be put down, or forgotten. Peter Geye’s “The Lighthouse Road” (Unbridled, $25) is, indeed, a treasure. A story of love and loss and courage set in the wilds of northern Minnesota, spanning the decades from the end of the 19th century to the early 1920s. Thea, newly arrived from Norway, is pregnant. When her baby, whom she names Odd, is born, she “wept and wept, and was elated. And would soon die.” Odd is brought up by young Rebekah, learning about the woods, (“these woods are the world, and the world isn’t an easy place”), fishing and building a boat. And loving the young woman who cares for him, who eventually tells him, “I’m pregnant, Odd.” The two of them, in the new boat, head for Duluth, and a life very different from the one they leave behind. Odd wonders, from the beginning, if they have made a mistake, as Rebekah is different now, melancholy. “It was easier to read the lake than the woman.” Odd’s story of logging camps, heartache, and a love that proves dangerous will resonate long after you turn the last page. I can’t resist a book about a dog. Or a memoir by someone who has overcome some type of adversity or illness. Put those two together, add a heartwarming, brave story, and you have “Comet’s Tale – How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life” by Steven D.Wolf and Lynette Padwa (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $24). Wolf was on crutches, from debilitating and painful spinal injuries, and forced to leave his wife and children for several months of the year to be in a warmer climate (Arizona, instead of Nebraska.) He decides to choose a dog for himself, but the opposite happens. “Hello. I’m Comet. I choose you.” Comet is a greyhound, and will be the first of his breed to become a service dog.

Hudson Valley authors to Read for the Record

On Oct. 4, millions of bookworms from around the country will take part in Jumpstart's national campaign to Read for the Record, encouraging literacy and early childhood education. This year, Jumpstart has selected "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" by Hudson Valley author and illustrator Jacky Davis and David Soman. In 2011, over 2 million people participated in the literary campaign. "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad" follows the story of Lulu as she gets together with friends Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl and Butterfly Girl for some imaginary fun while learning about friendship, feelings and courage. Oblong Books & Music has donated a signed copy of the book by the husband and wife team to each participating school. For more information about Read for the Record, visit jstart.org/campaigns/read-record.

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Greyhounds, by the way, are the only breed mentioned by name in the Bible, and they “appear throughout history: in myth and scripture, on Roman vases and Greek coins, on the walls of Egyptian tombs and the tapestries of French castles. King Tut kept greyhounds, as did Cleopatra.” And, of course, there was Odysseus’s Argos. Comet travels back and forth with Wolf, becoming part of a family that has its share of tensions. As Wolf’s health worsens, his therapist suggests a service dog, telling him, “Chronic pain does more than hurt. It turns you inward and shrinks your life down to a narrow tunnel of endurance.” Well, why not Comet? Several trainers refuse to try, but Comet learns. First to open and close doors, then to pull a grocery cart, then a wheelchair at the airport. And all of that is just the first part of the story. This is more than just another “dogoir,” it is, in the words of its ecstatic editor, “a beautifully written narrative of change and redemption.” Comet is a hero to admire and remember. And while we’re thinking about man’s best friend, hhow about a couple of books for younger readers who llove dogs? Both are from Penguin Young Readers G Group at Viking, and both are for the nine and up group oof readers. “Almost Home” by Joan Bauer ($17) is the story of a girl who is left homeless. Sugar and her mother, Reba, sspend time in a shelter, then leave for Chicago. But hard ti times follow them and Sugar becomes a foster child, along with her rescue dog, Shush. Follow Sugar as she grows up, helps her ailing mother, and learns, through a kindly former teacher, the true meaning of home. I am fortunate to know a young man of 12 years whose two great loves are dogs and baseball. I’ve been searching for just the right dog book for him, and found it this week in M.H.Herlong’s “Buddy” ($17). A great story, told in the first person by 12-year-old Tyrone Elijah Roberts. “Everybody calls me Li’l T.” Li’l T has always wanted a dog, and finally, he gets one. A mutt whom he loves the way boys love their dogs. He and his family live in New Orleans and when Hurricane Katrina comes, they must evacuate, and leave Buddy behind. Later, they return to search for him, in vain. But Li’l T will not give up, and the story, though heartbreaking at times, has great nobility as we learn how far a boy will go for the dog he loves. The Teetering Pile grows ever higher as more and more paranormal YA books hit the streets. So let’s try to keep up. Here’s one with a weird new twist, “Every Day”by David Levithan (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $17). A love story about a 16-year-old kid who wakes up in a new body every day. This is how it begins, “I wake up. Immediately, I have to figure out who I am ... whether I’m fat or thin, boy or girl, scarred or smooth ... Every day I am someone else. I am myself – I know I am myself – but I am also someone else. It has always been like this.” And then, “Today I am Justin. His car, his school, his girlfriend, Rhiannon.” They skip school together, spend a day at the beach. But this day is different. “I would end all the changing,” he tells her, “just to stay here with you.” But, how? A little romance, lots of drama, a science fiction story, and a big question: Can you love someone who is destined to change every day? Meet David Levithan, who will be reading from his new book this coming Sunday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m. at Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck. 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.


Student encouraged to write about their favorite Hudson Valley place BY HV NEWS STAFF Does your child have a favorite place in the Hudson Valley? Encourage them to write an essay about it, and they might win funds to share their special place with classmates. To celebrate the National Day on Writing, Oct. 20, Teaching the Hudson Valley invites students to write about places they love in the Hudson River Valley. With “Writing about Place,” THV joins the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Writing Project and others to encourage the desire to write. The “Writing about Place” contest is open to kindergarten through the 12th grade students who live and attend school in the 11-county Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Elementary students may submit poems in any style. Secondary students can write essays or other creative nonfiction. Middle school submissions may be up to 500 words and high school writing up to 750 words. All writing will be considered for publication on THV’s blog and will be shared with staff at the place written about. Samples from last year include a story called “Lost in Muscoot,” poetry, and an essay about the Sloop Clearwater called “Tug of War.”

Three students, one each from an elementary, middle, and high school, will receive up to $750 to help cover the cost of visiting the place they love with their classmates. Additional prizes are offered by the contest’s co-sponsors: Cary Institute, Hancock Shaker Village, Hudson River Recreation, John Jay Homestead, New Castle Historical Society, Olana State Historic Site, Poughkeepsie Farm Project, Scenic Hudson and the Sloop Clearwater. Student work will be read by teachers, site staff, THV’s coordinator, and representatives of NYS DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, and the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College. Readers will look for evocation of place, a vivacious voice, and use of conventions appropriate to each student’s age and development. Writing must be received by October 31. Word documents or PDFs, along with signed submission forms, should be emailed to Info@TeachingtheHudsonValley.org. More information about the “Writing about Place” contest, including the submission form, is available at TeachingtheHudsonValley.org.

Shorty King’s Clubhouse; Saturday, Oct. 13; 8:30 p.m.; La Puerta Azul, 2510 Rte. 44, Millbrook; 845-677-2985. << continued from page 13 Judy Marshall Book Discussion; Saturday, Oct. 13; 4 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 26 Main St., Millerton; Author will discuss her new book, “Crazy,” the story of one woman’s journey through pain, betrayal and forgiveness; oblongbooks. com; 518-789-3797. “The Built Environment” Opening Reception; Saturday, Oct. 13; 4-6 p.m.; Barrett Art Center, 55 Noxon St., Poughkeepsie; 845-471-2550; barrettartcenter.org. Tom Holmes Opening Reception; Saturday, Oct. 13; 6-9 p.m.; bau Gallery, 161 Main St., Beacon; On display through Nov. 4; baugallery.com. “Astronomy for Everyone;” Saturday, Oct. 13; 6:30 p.m.; The Germantown Library, 31 Palatine Park Rd., Germantown; Presentation by former NASA consultant Dr. Kevin Manning; 518-5375800 or germantownlibraryevents@yahoo.com. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings; Saturday, Oct. 13; 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show; Enigma Music Hall, Rte. 199, Red Hook; $26; studioredhook.com. Hudson Valley Philharmonic; Saturday, Oct. 13; 8 p.m.; Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; First symphony concert of the season with “Feltsman’s Russia;” $31-53; 845-473-2072 or ticketmaster.com.

Tower Music Series Performance by Cellist Kalin Ivanov and pianist Tamara Poddubnaya; Sunday, Oct. 14; 3:30 p.m.; The Reformed Church, 70 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie; $10 suggested donation; towerseries@hvc.rr.com or 845-452-8110. BalletNext at Kaatsbaan; Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m.; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli; independent ballet company founded in 2011 by renowned dancers, Michele Wiles of American Ballet Theater and Charles Askegard of New York City Ballet; $30, $10 students and children at the door; 845-757-5106. 2012 Masquerade Ball; Saturday, Oct. 13; 8 p.m. - midnight; 120 Lime Rock Rd., Lakeville, Conn.; Benefit gala for North East Community Center featuring silent auction and food by Number 9 in Millerton; $75; 518-789-4259 or neccmillerton.org. Second Annual Fall Foliage Half Marathon and 5K; Sunday, Oct. 14; Registration at 8 a.m., race at 10 a.m.; Downtown Rhinebeck to Rhinecliff; 845-871-3505 or fallfoliagehalf.com. The Mothers’ Club Community Group; Sunday, Oct. 14; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market, 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Plus new folk chamber jazz by Gravikord Duo; 845-876-3847.

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Let the reading force be with you On Saturday, Oct. 6, be guided by the books and join in one of over 1,000 “Star Wars” Reads Day events across the country to celebrate literacy and the famed sci-fi series. At 4 p.m., stop into Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck or Millerton to participate with “Star Wars” origami, raffles, prizes and give-aways. Drop in as your favorite “Star Wars” character to be automatically entered into the costume contest. Sign up from Oct. 1-8 for the “Star Wars” Reads Day giveaway with one lucky fan winning every “Star Wars” book published in 2012.

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weekend field notes

GETTING OUR GARLIC ON

PHOTOS BY NICOLE DELAWDER The 24th annual Hudson Valley Garlic Festival took over Cantine Field in Saugerties this past weekend drawing garlic lovers and foodies to test their tastebuds with garlic concoctions (including garlic shooters, pictured below right) and samples galore. The weekend, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Saugerties, had an estimated 40,000 people attend the event, with visitors lining up at the gates before 10 a.m. and clearing out vendors by early Sunday afternoon.

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DISPOSE OF THE ‘IDLE THREAT’ OF OUR VEHICLES HAZARDOUS WASTE IN RHINEBECK HUDSON VALLEY ENVIRONMENT

BY KERI-SUE LEWIS Passing a law and enforcing that law are two different things, as George Pakenham demonstrates in his new documentary, “Idle Threat,” that will premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival. The idle law in New York City prohibits any vehicle from idling, or leaving the engine on without moving, for more than three minutes. Vehicle emissions are linked to a variety of health problems, including asthma. According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Services, in 2003, approximately 320,000 New York City children ages 0 to 17 had been diagnosed with asthma at some point in their lives. Nearly one in 10 children currently in New York City have been diagnosed with asthma, which is almost twice the national average. Asthma is a leading cause of school absences and the most common cause of hospitalization for children ages 14 and younger in New York City. Pakenham is an environmentallyconscious New Yorker who spent five years walking up to idle cars in Manhattan and asking the driver to turn the engine off. It all began because he was sick of the dirty air in his neighborhood and America’s dependence on foreign oil. “I just couldn’t put a Band-Aid on it,” said Pakenham of his feelings toward the air quality. At first, Pakenham wasn’t aware that there was a law against idling. He walked up to idle vehicles haphazardly for a couple of months, asking the driver to turn their car off because they weren’t moving and were polluting the community. One of those drivers happened to be an New York police officer who informed Pakenham that there was a law against idling, though it was never enforced by the already busy New York Police Department. This empowered Pakenham, and so he began having five encounters everyday with drivers on his walk to work. He would limit himself to five encounters so that he would remember the location, vehicle, whether they turned their car off, and the response of the driver. Pakenham would rush to his office and record all of the information in an Excel spreadsheet.

BY HV NEWS STAFF The Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day, at the Town Highway Department, 119 Rhinecliff Rd., on Saturday, Oct. 6. The Highway Department has collaborated with Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency to provide a convenient location to drop off those hard to get rid of items like chemicals, flammable liquids, auto fluids, button cell batteries, computers, old phones, fluorescent bulbs and more. Note that pre-registration and a $5 registration fee are required to participate. There is no limit to the amount of acceptable waste one may bring. Call 486-7340 or visit DCRRA.org to register, or for more information.

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“I just couldn’t put

Logo from “Idle Threat.” Courtesy image.

tickets were issued to all After five years, a Band-Aid on it,” ifviolators, the city could Pakenham had 2,946 said Pakenham of his make about $4.6 billion in recorded encounters. The near 3,000 people feelings toward the air quality. revenue per year. Though the current enforcement of had no idea that the law is nowhere near Pakenham was a Wall Street banker, which is a profession that that level, Pakenham has noticed less cars doesn’t exactly have the reputation of idling in his own neighborhood. Although we aren’t subject to this idle being “environmentally-active.” Pakenham began bringing a camera law in the Hudson Valley, the New York with him during his encounters. In his State Environmental Conservation Law film, he shows real-life interactions with prohibits heavy duty vehicles, including New Yorkers as he approaches them and diesel trucks and buses, from idling for more than five minutes at a time asks them to turn their car off. He teamed up with the Environmental throughout the state. Six years after Pakenham’s efforts Defense Fund because it had similar objectives in enforcing this long-lost began, his documentary will premiere law. Meanwhile, he was assimilating the at the Woodstock Film Festival. It will information from his Excel spreadsheet. be shown in Woodstock on Thursday, This information would become the basis Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m. and in Rhinebeck on for his argument when he came before Friday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at woodstockfilmfestival.com. Mayor Bloomberg. “If we’ve recognized that secondPakenham says that of his 2,946 encounters, most of the idling drivers were hand cigarette smoke is harmful, we white males between 35 and 50-years-old need to recognize that engine-idling is the second-hand smoke of this century,” and women represented only 10 percent. In 2009, New York City Mayor said Pakenham, who will be in the Bloomberg passed new regulations to Hudson Valley for the world premiere enforce the 1971 law. Pakenham says that of his film.

BY HV NEWS STAFF Health Quest and the Beekman Fire Department will offer a free car seat safety check and installation station on the first Friday of every month at the Beekman Firehouse, 316 Beekman Poughquag Rd. This Friday, Oct. 5, a nationally-certified car seat technican will be available from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Health Quest is also offering a second car seat safety check one Sunday a month at the Taconic Crossing offices in LaGrange at 1351 Rte. 55. A technician will be on hand on Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to inspect current car seat set-ups or teach owners how to install a new car seat. Properly installed and used child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers in passenger cars. Yet the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that close to three out of four parents do not use child restraints correctly based on the child’s age and size, vehicle specifications or other criteria. Bring your child with you to the check so they can be fitted properly to their current seat. Special needs seating fitting is also available. Appointments are recommended. Call 475-9742 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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COMMUNITY NEWS

Scholarships awarded to local students

BY HV NEWS STAFF The Poughkeepsie Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded Samantha Ruffen and Michelle Hall-Hargrove scholarships to continue their education at a four year institution after graduating from Dutchess Community College. The Poughkeepsie Branch of the AAUW established an endowment in 2011 to secure a $600 scholarship annually and raised another $600 for a second scholarship through annual fundraising efforts. Both Ruffen and HallHargrove plan to continue their education at SUNY New Paltz. Marist College student Domonique Garrett has been awarded the 2012 Irene Keyes Memorial Fund for her work as director of youth services of D.I.V.A.S. of Sister 2 Sister of Poughkeepsie, cocoordinating Project S.W.A.G. (Society at War Against Illegal Guns and Violence) as well as being involved in several community projects. Garrett, who attended the 27th National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), hopes to complete a master’s degree in social work and continue to support victims of domestic violence, youth, and the “at risk” population. "NCCWSL has sparked a desire within me to join the fight to give women across the country the opportunity for fair wages," Garrett said. "I also want to help lift up the voices of the men and women who fight for our country and are victimized and silenced by the military. Networking with young likeminded women from all over the country empowered and inspired me to continue on in my educational and professional journey."

BY HV NEWS STAFF Living in the Mid-Hudson Valley is, overall, an enjoyable experience for most residents in the region, reports the recently released Many Voices One Valley 2012 study. Residents also believe they can make a difference in their community. However, 61percent believe it is an unaffordable place to live, and economic concerns are forcing a significant proportion of residents to consider moving away. It is not surprising that economic issues are top of mind for local residents. This study, released on Monday, is the second quinquennial update of a survey conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in partnership with the Dyson Foundation. It updates similar surveys conducted in 2007 and 2002. “This far-reaching report provides a window into the day-to-day lives of Mid-Hudson Valley residents, clearly demonstrating their challenges, hopes and priorities. We hope the region’s leaders and service providers will utilize this resource to help guide their actions on residents’ behalf,” said Robert Dyson, president of the Dyson Foundation. A total of 4,433 residents living in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties were interviewed in February and March.

“One of the advantages of a project of this magnitude is the ability to identify important trends in the Mid-Hudson Valley,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, drector of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Clearly, the economy and jobs are now top of mind for people in the region.” The study’s key findings include: • Most residents, 84 percent, like living in the Mid-Hudson Valley. • Economic concerns have surpassed health care worries as the leading priorities in the region. With 44 percent of residents citing business retention as their top priority, keeping businesses in the area is the leading issue for residents. Job creation follows closely behind. Reducing taxes ranks sixth and is of lesser concern than in 2007 when it placed third. • Residents are also concerned about the quality of jobs in their community. Nearly seven in ten residents are disappointed with the quality of their local jobs, and 67 percent believe their community needs to expend more resources to improve them. • Most Mid-Hudson Valley residents see a bleak jobs picture. They perceive jobs as hard to come by, and nearly half of residents are concerned that someone in their household will become unemployed. If they were to lose their job, 76 percent

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Collecting for the community

The Hyde Park AARP teamed up recently with the Moose Lodge to collect and donate non-perishable goods to the Hyde Park Food pantry. Moose official Tom Meyers, pictured, looks over some of the goods collected. Photo by Jim Langan.

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of employed residents are pessimistic that they would be able to find a similar position. • The Mid-Hudson Valley was not immune from the recession. A notable 28 percent of residents found themselves searching for a job at some point after the recession hit in 2007. A majority of Mid-Hudson Valley residents, 51 percent, think the effects of the recession are longlasting, and the jobs which were lost will never return. • Housing concerns are also prevalent in the region. Sixty-two percent of MidHudson Valley residents think there is a need for more affordable housing. A majority of renters, 56 percent, say, if they cannot afford to buy a home, they will leave the region. Homeowners have their own concerns. Almost three in ten homeowners report that they would still owe more money than they would receive if they were to sell their home today. • Providing affordable health care remains a pressing concern for residents in the Mid-Hudson Valley region and is among their top five priorities. It ranked first in 2007. • The proportion of residents who have experienced a gap in health coverage over the past year has not changed. Today, that proportion is 24 percent. However, small strides have been made over the decade in providing continuous coverage to children. • Providing quality education has remained a leading concern for residents in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002. The issue has ranked within the top five since that time and currently places third. Providing services for senior citizens rounds out residents’ top five priorities. There are three reports which detail many of the findings from the current survey as well as comparisons over the past decade. The first report, Many Voices One Valley, focuses on people’s perceptions of living and working in the Mid-Hudson Valley and discusses their priorities for the future. Making Ends Meet is the second report which presents residents’ attitudes toward the region’s affordability and other financial factors which affect their lives. Finally, Health Matters discusses people’s thoughts about the quality of health care in their community and addresses the factors that influence the ability of people to afford and access health care. More information can be found at manyvoicesonevalley.org.


Rolison appointed to DCC Board

William Tatum III meets with Marc Molinaro and the media after being selected as Dutchess County Historian. Photo by Jim Langan.

BY HV NEWS STAFF Rolison stated, «I Robert Rolison, am truly honored to chairman of the Dutchess serve as a member of County Legislature, was the Board of Trustees recently sworn in to to Dutchess Community the board of trustees of College. The college Dutchess Community has continually been College. recognized for its academic Rolison, a legislator excellence and outstanding elected in 2003 to represtudent-success rates. I sent areas in the Town and attribute its successes to City of Poughkeepsie and the work of the Board of appointed chairman in Trustees and I am honored 2010, was recommendto continue its great work. ed and confirmed by the Rolison is a Legislature at its board Robert Rolison life-long resident meeting on Sept. 10. The Legislature appoints five members of Poughkeepsie where he lives with wife, to the 11-member college board, one Lori and son, Christopher. In addition of whom may be a member of the local to Rolison’s appointment, legislators Betsy Seaman-Brown, Legislative body. He replaces former reappointed of Poughkeepsie, to the board of trustees. Legislator David Patrick Kelly.

HUDSON VALLEY HONORS

Loretta Campagna named MOLINARO, KENDALL SELECT Red Hook Citizen of the Year NEW COUNTY HISTORIAN William Tatum to assume vacant post BY JIM LANGAN The position of Dutchess County Historian has been vacant since 2008. At a meeting in the office of the County Executive, William Tatum III was introduced by County Executive Marc Molinaro as the new County Historian. According to Molinaro, more than 75 individuals applied for the $53,000 a year position. “There was a screening committee and the final decision was made by me and County Clerk Brad Kendall. There were many impressive candidates but we chose Will because he is a consensus-type individual which will allow us to network with all the other historians in Dutchess County. His work designing and promoting heritage tourism programs will help bring the preservation and promotion of Dutchess County’s rich and vibrant history to a level of excellence that is long overdue.” Tatum has an undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, a Masters degree in History from Brown University and is completing his Ph.D. in History at Brown. Tatum has extensive experience in heritage

tourism, educational program design, public speaking and grant writing. Molinaro said there are two immediate priorities he hopes Tatum will focus on. “A lot of county buildings have been adapted and have historical significance. I’m looking for Will to put together a pictorial display to line the hall here on the sixth floor of the County Office Building.” Molinaro also said he wants the history of the county and Poughkeepsie to be a significant component of the effort to revitalize Market St. Tatum will also work closely with Dutchess County Clerk Kendall to familiarize himself with the county archives and make these items more accessible to the public. Tatum has been working in Newburgh and is in the process of relocating to Dutchess County. Tatum’s nomination will be voted upon by the County Legislature at its October 10 meeting.

BY HV NEWS STAFF Red Hook Rotary’s citizen of the year, Loretta Campagna, will be hosted and roasted at a special dinner in her honor on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Campagna is being honored for her work as chair of the Red Hook Bicentennial and at the Red Hook Library. Past honorees for Citizen of the Year have been educator John Lewis, Town Clerk Margaret Doty and Town Supervisor Bob Bowman. Tickets are $40 per person and are available from any Rotarian or at the Red Hook town or village halls.

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around town

CLINTON BY RAY OBERLY

Letter of Thanks from the Mackins Our family sends its heartfelt thanks to the wonderful community we live in for all of the support we received after Ryan’s accident. July 4, 2012 started like many other Independence Day holidays for our family – planning a barbecue in the afternoon followed by some family fun outside. This year it ended tragically. But, with the love and support of friends, family and people we do not know personally, we have witnessed numerous blessings along Ryan’s path to recovery. From the depth of our hearts, we want each and every person to know that every act of kindness, every prayer offered and every phone call you made was received with a deep and abiding appreciation. Your support sustained us during several dark days early on as we waited alone in that windowless waiting room at Westchester Medical Center, feeling so isolated from everything but our fear. The love and support from home, feeling that our community shared our shock and sadness, served to give us hope for Ryan’s future as we stayed by his bedside for 42 days. We were able to be strong for Ryan thanks to the wonderful and generous community who held our hands, cooked dinner for us every day for six weeks, sponsored a Lap-a-Thon, and looked in on our family still at home. We are so grateful for your time and generosity. So many came together to offer aid to our family. In particular we want to thank Dr. Steven Ritter, our friend and guardian angel and Kimberly Diehl, my best friend, without you both Tom and I simply would have crumbled under the weight of our emotion; Denise Hoffman,

We are hiring for an Electrical Maintenance Technician in Northwest Connecticut. This position is responsible for maintaining all aspects of electrical components throughout the manufacturing facility. Duties will include diagnosing, troubleshooting and repair of all phases of electrical components/systems for plant equipment; installing and/or removing electrical drive components on both AC and DC systems; running pipe and wire to new and existing systems; performing scheduled and unscheduled/emergency repairs of Requirements: equipment/systems; working with • High School Diploma or equivalent the high voltage power supply as • Formal trade training and/or an needed; and leading major projects electrical license • At least 5 years of experience in an to be completed by the electrical industrial environment team, ensuring successful comple• Lifting up to 50 pounds tion, among other duties. To apply, email resumes to 774@clp.com or fax to 860-569-0872

Sue Cerulli and the Hyde Park Swim and Tennis Club Board, your unconditional generosity has touched our soul; The Dauley and Rice families, thank you for your love and support of Kyle; and a special thanks to my family from coming to our side from so far away. And finally there are two organizations that Tom and I want to thank and encourage our community to support. To our family at the Ryan McElroy Children’s Cancer Foundation, words cannot express how special you are to us and to this community. Without hesitation you were by our side, holding us tight during our journey. Thanks also go to the Ronald McDonald House, whose motto is “A home away from home.” No truer words were ever spoken. We arrived at Westchester Medical Center with nothing and their amazing staff took care of our every need. Staying there gave us the respite we needed to recover from the physical and mental exhaustion of caring for a critically-ill child. We offer our thanks to our community. With all of your support, Ryan has made miraculous progress and will make a full recovery from his injuries. He has come so far in a short period of time, progress that the neurosurgeon has called “amazing.” We know that Ryan has healed so well thanks to the love and prayers offered to us from our wonderful community. Tom and I are sure that this love and support gave us the strength we needed to give Ryan the hope and strength he needed to survive. Out of a tragedy, we have witnessed so many blessings. Thank you all for holding on tight to us; we have not traveled this journey alone.

Pleasant Plains Presbyterian Church Celebrates 175th Anniversary The Pleasant Plains Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 175th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 14. Pastor Thom Fiet invites the congregation and community to help celebrate this important event. The activities for the celebration start with a regular church worship at 9:30 a.m. From 11 a.m. to noon, there will remembrances and memories offered by the church members. Starting at noon, there will be a lunch provided by the deacons, and attendees are also requested to bring a dish to share. Another part of the anniversary is the preparation of an anniversary booklet. Anyone wishing to contribute to the booklet should send your memories to the church by Friday, Oct. 5.

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Please either call the church office at 845-889-4019 or email the church at PleasantPChurch@optimum.net for reservations for the lunch. Indicate the number of people attending so planning can be done, and what dish you are bringing.

Pleasant Valley Lyme Support Group Meeting The Mid-Hudson Lyme Disease Support Group meets on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church on Rte. 44 in Pleasant Valley. Caregivers are also encouraged to come to learn how to cope with the problems associated with Lyme and associated diseases. The church is located between the two traffic lights, across Route 44 from the CVS Pharmacy, and between the library and a cemetery. For more information, contact Pat at 845-889-4242 or Rachel at 845-2298925. See web page at www.stopticks.org.

Rhinebeck Lyme Support Group Meeting The Northern Dutchess Lyme Disease Support Group meets on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 11 Astor Dr., Rhinebeck. Lyme patients, the general public, and the medical community are invited to attend. Caregivers are also encouraged to come to learn how to cope with the problems associated with Lyme and associated diseases. For more information, contact Mary Belliveau at 914-489-1202.

Autumn Foliage Trail Ride The Stone Valley Trail Riding Association invites the community to participate in their horse trail ride on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting promptly at 10 a.m. Arrive by 9 a.m. at the Frances J. Mark Memorial Park at 337 Clinton Hollow Rd. (County Rte. 18, about 1.5 miles north of Salt Point Tpk.). Come and enjoy the stunning views and the color of the fall foliage. You must bring your own horse and all levels of English and western riders are welcome to participate. All rides are on flat land, both slow and fast, and some are over fences. The rides will take place rain or shine. After the two-hour ride lead by experienced riders familiar with the trails, a lunch will be served. The cost for an adult ride with a hearty BBQ lunch is $40 and a child’s ride with lunch is $20. Lunch for non-riders is $15.

Association members have reduced trail riding costs. For reservations and more details, contact Trish at 845-266-3938 or go to stonevalley.org. Webpage registrations are also possible. There is a $5 surcharge for those without prior reservations. The next ride will be on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Talisman Farm on Hollow Rd. in Clinton.

Senior Prom Almost Sold-out If you haven’t registered yet for the 17th annual Dutchess County Senior Prom, please hurry as there are only a few seats left. The prom will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Villa Borghese in Wappinger. The theme this year is a “Black & White Party!” The Bob Martinson Band will provide the entertainment as well as some special surprise guests. Tickets are just $25 and those who wish to sit together should send their payment in together. Please be sure to include the names of everyone you are paying for and send your check to: Dutchess County Division of Aging Services, 27 High St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Last Month to Submit Rebuilding Together Home Repair Applications The application period for Rebuilding Together Dutchess County’s (RTDC) 2013 Rebuilding Day Program is closing on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Home repairs are done at no cost to income-qualified homeowners through the generous sponsorship of many area businesses, national sponsors, area churches, and other grant programs. The organization plans to complete approximately 15 projects on its National Rebuilding Day in April 2013 and Fall Rebuilding Day in October 2013. Since its founding in 1992, over 400 homes have been rehabilitated throughout the county, providing services worth over $4 million at market value. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately, by either calling the Rebuilding Together Dutchess County office at 845-454-7310 or downloading an application online at rebuildingtogetherdutchess.org. The deadline for completed applications is Oct. 31. Selected homeowners will be notified in early March 2013. To respond to Ray Oberly’s column, email editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com.


class I took in June. It was a great class for anyone looking to begin practicing yoga, or those who need to improve their basic postures. You can still sign up even though the series began this past Monday. Just call 845-266-050 to register. Visit their website at yoga-pause.com for more information.

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BY HEIDI JOHNSON

Special Library Program As a brief follow-up to my story on the cancellation of Frankenstein’s Fortress this year, I need to do some recruiting. Anyone who reads Stanford News regularly knows that my family and I are all huge supporters of the Fortress, and the four of us dedicate all of our weekends in October to this annual event. Because of this, I have a huge amount of “skin in the game” and am working to ensure that the factors that kept Fortress closed this year do not continue into future seasons. To that end, I have appointed myself volunteer recruitment officer. (Pretty nice title that I completely made up.) My duties in this self-appointed role will be to shake down every single person in the Town of Stanford and put together a team of volunteers that is 10 times as strong as in prior years. What I need to start is a handful of serious Fortress lovers, who have worked at this event in prior years, and that can now take on additional responsibility. This does not mean you’ll have to work every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the entire month of October. What it will require is for these volunteers to accept responsibility for one area of the production and make sure that the section runs smoothly - supplies are stocked, volunteers are lined up, problems are resolved, etc. I don’t quite know what areas need this type of extra dedicated volunteer just yet, but if any of my readers are serious about keeping this event going, and are willing to take on more of a dedicated role, please consider stepping up to the plate. Bear in mind, that because of liability issues, volunteers must be residents of the Town of Stanford, or live in the Pine Plains school district. Friends, I am counting on you! Call me or email me at the number below. I’m no longer inviting people to join the Fortress team, I’m begging for help. I know you guys are out there, willing to work, but just looking for direction. So, call or email, please. If you don’t, this event which shapes our children’s lives and gives them something to feel proud about may come to an end. This would be a travesty. If you are on the fence about it, consider this: what will your teenagers be doing

Bridget Donnelly is about to enter the corn maze at Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm in Sharon, Conn. Photo by Heidi Johnson.

this Halloween with no Frankenstein’s Fortress to occupy them? Now that is a scary thought.

Lia’s Mountain View I wanted to share briefly the wonderful experience that Jim and Tory Elvin, and my husband Jim and I had last Saturday night. We had been feeling the need to pamper ourselves due to general life craziness, and so we made dinner reservations at Lia’s in Pine Plains. Anyone from our area knows what a great restaurant Lia’s was before their devastating kitchen fire several years ago. Well, I am here to tell you that Lia’s is back and better than ever! Our meal was superb. Service was fabulous, the appetizers were out of this world, and all four of our entrees were cooked to perfection. The menu is mainly Italian, but there is also standard American fare available. We went for the Italian options because we know these are coowner Maria and chef Nick’s specialties. This is homemade, authentic Italian we are talking about here. Molto buono. Be sure to remember Lia’s is back next time you decide to dine out. You will not be disappointed! Check out their menu on the website at liasmountainview.com. Lia’s is located just south of the light on Rte. 82 in Pine Plains and their phone number is 845-398-7311.

Other Area Attractions I also had a great time with my daughter, Bridget, at a lovely farm market in Sharon, Conn. this past Sunday. The farm is called Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm. They have a darling farm store, as well as pumpkin picking and a corn maze. Bridget and I tackled the corn maze which was quite fun and very reasonably priced. We then had some delicious apple cider from the farm store and took home some

homemade pumpkin muffins. It was a nice, fall excursion, only about 30 minutes away. The farm is located at 461 Cornwall Bridge Rd. (which is actually Rte. 4) in Sharon. It’s just about five miles past the intersection of Rte. 4 and Rte. 41, just over the border from Amenia. You can check out their website, ellsworthfarm.com, for hours and directions. On the way there, or on the way back, be sure to stop at the Stagecoach Market in Amenia. Best chicken salad in three states, no kidding. My son loves their Cajun chicken salad, but that’s too spicy for me. I go for the plain one which is a special recipe homemade by cook Theresa using only chicken breast meat. It is really the best around. The deli is located right on Rte. 44 just before the light in Amenia. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

Local author and film director, John Sayles, will be on hand at the Stanford Library on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. to discuss his newest novel, “A Moment in the Sun.” The novel is the story of the discovery of gold in the Yukon in the year 1897. John Sayles’s previous books have been awarded several literary honors, and his films have received two Academy Award nominations. It is exciting to have such a well-known author and director come to our local library for a book discussion. You will not want to miss this event! Call the library at 845-868-1341 to register. That’s all for me this week. See you all next Wednesday. Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845392-4348 or playfulrelics@optonline.net

Yoga Pause New Fall Classes Again, if you are a regular reader of my column you will remember me waxing poetic about the gem of a yoga studio we have here in town. Yoga Pause is run by amazing yoga instructor Mia Tomic and by popular demand she has added new classes to her fall schedule, including a gentle/ beginner class on Monday mornings. The new schedule is as follows: Monday: Gentle/Beginner 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Beginner series 6-7 p.m. Tuesday: Ashtanga/Vinyasa 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesday: Vinyasa 9:30-10:45 a.m. Gentle/Beginner 5:30-6:45 p.m. Thursday: Vinyasa 5:30-6:45 p.m. Friday: Restorative 6-7 p.m. The Tuesday Ashtanga/Vinyasa class and Wednesday Vinyasa class will be lead by new instructor Adrienne Zetterberg. The Beginner Series is a repeat of the Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | October 3, 2012 {21}


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night Outâ&#x20AC;? coming to town BY HV NEWS STAFF Focusing on healthcare issues affecting women, Health Quest will host its eighth annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night Out with Ellen Goodmanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;A Healthcare Forum for Womenâ&#x20AC;? on Thursday, Nov. 15 Each year, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Night Outâ&#x20AC;? focuses on providing important health and wellness information specific to women. Among this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presenters is Northern Dutchess Hospital obstetrician/ gynecologist Meredith McDowell, MD, Putnam Hospital Center neurologist Maria Sangiorgio, MD, and Vassar Brothers Medical Center breast surgeon Angela Keleher, MD. The event will culminate with keynote speaker Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist, author and social commentator, speaking on â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Civil Tongue.â&#x20AC;? In an era of polarized politics, ballistic blogging and confrontational communications, civility has been shattered in both the public and the personal. Her discussion will focus on how we got to this point and how to call a truce and bring back common courtesy

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BY HV NEWS STAFF Rhinebeck Town Hall will host touring singer/songwriter Vickie Russell for a free concert on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Russell, who is based in New Paltz, will be joined by husband David Michael Peters on guitar, bass and harmonies. During the free concert, the award-winning artist will combine her influences from Carol King, Elton John and Sting with her experience working with artists such as 10,000 Maniacs, Donovan, Christine Lavin, Rick Danko, Leon Russell, Richie Havens, Tuck and Patti, Cris Williamson, Full Frontal Folk, David Wilcox, Jeffrey Gaines, Peter Mayer, Groovelily, John Flynn, Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, Lesley Gore and Jill Sobule. Rhinebeck Town Hall is located at 80 E. Market St.

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DUTCHESS COUNTY SPCA FAITHFUL COMPANION CREMATORY & CEMETARY The DCSPCA and our Faithful Companion staff understand the pain and loss felt when a beloved pet passes away. Please consider our personal services in your time of need. â&#x20AC;˘ Private cremation with cremains returned in a decorative tin â&#x20AC;˘ Full selection of beautiful urns â&#x20AC;˘ Memorial grave markers â&#x20AC;˘ Communal cremations â&#x20AC;˘ Cremation Certificate â&#x20AC;˘ Pick-up service â&#x20AC;˘ Grief counseling â&#x20AC;˘ Walk-ins welcome 7 days a week {22} October 3, 2012 | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | Hudson valley news

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Walkers and their dogs start the Husky Hike and Poodle Promenade at the DCSPCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paws in the Park Petwalk last weekend. The walk was one of the many fun activities at the day-long Canine Carnival. Photos by Gracies Shuttering.

Paws in the Park Petwalk A Doggone Good Time BY HV NEWS STAFF An estimated 400 happy dogs attended the Dutchess County SPCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paws in the Park Petwalk on Saturday, September 29. The 18th annual Petwalk raised over $36,600 for the homeless animals at the DCSPCA shelter in Hyde Park. Canines of all sizes and breeds came out to Bowdoin Park to enjoy the walk and activities such as the Puppy Playground, Catcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mutt, paw reading, nail trims and a Doggy IQ test. Demonstrations of

agility skills, police and bomb-sniffing dogs, and canine square dancing drew crowds of dog lovers. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Dog was Kim Lawrence. She wins a professional portrait with her pet at On Location Studios for raising the most funds for Petwalk. Team Holly, led by Megan Scianna won the Leader of the Pack prize for the team that raised the most funds. Marshall & Sterling won the prize for having the most team members.

Girl Scout troop members left to right: Amanda Aristy, Aubrey Geisler, Marissa Geisler and Divya Forbes (all of Hyde Park) volunteer at Petwalk on Saturday.


Articles of Organization of Limited Liability Company Under the name PapaC Property Management, LLC were filed with The Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on August 27th, 2012. Office Location: 32 Connelly Drive, Staatsburg, NY 12580. The SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to the LLC c/o Dr.Joseph Caruso, 32 Connelly Drive, Staatsburg, NY 12580. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of formation of STENGER GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/10/2012. Office location, County of Dutchess. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Levine & Levine, P.C., 2 Jefferson Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Purpose: any lawful act NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: MISTJO REAL ESTATE LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/27/12. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY designated as the agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to U.S. Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

Notice of formation of limited liability company (“LLC”). Name of LLC: Hudson Valley Fresh Dairy, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (“SSNY”) on September 19, 2012. LLC office location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon it to: 47 South Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. LLC has been formed to engage in any lawful act or activity. LLC shall be member-managed. JATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/20/12. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 630 Creekside Ln, Fishkill, NY 12524. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. FE CLINTON LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 9/11/12. Office in Dutchess Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 81 Timberlake Ln., Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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244 ACKERT HOOK ROAD, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec. of State (“NYSS”) 8/24/12. Office loc. Dutchess County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 21 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572. There is no specific date set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is Adeline P. Malone, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 510, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Formation of ROSEDALE PUBLISHING, LLC Notice of formation of ROSEDALE PUBLISHING, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 9/27/2012. Office location: Dutchess County, N.Y. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 123 Smith Road, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569. Purpose: any lawful activity. MDMJ Properties, LLC Articles of Org. filed with the NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/27/12. Office in Dutchess Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 125 Fairview Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Purpose: For any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF APPL ICATION FOR AUTHORITY OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) JDM Dressage, LLC Application For Authority filed in the Department of State of New York on September 17, 2012. Office Location: Dutchess County. Principal Business Location: 2457 C Road, Loxahatchee, Florida 33470. Purpose: Any and all lawful business activities. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY)designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to JDM Dressage, LLC, 2457 C Road, Loxahatchee, Florida 33470. NOTICE OF FORMATION of Taconic Audiology PLLC, a professional service limited liability company. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/07/2012. Office location: Dutchess County. Principal business location: 2510 Route 44, Salt Point, NY, 12578. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Noel Thayer, 242 Rossway Rd, Pleasant Valley, NY, 12569. Purpose: to practice the profession of Audiology.

NOTICE OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETING Thursday, October 4, 2012 5:30 p.m. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Historic Preservation Commission of the City of Poughkeepsie, will meet on Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5:30 p.m., in the Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall/Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York. Dated: September 27, 2012 Respectfully submitted, Deanne L. Flynn; City Chamberlain

Students to spend a day in the life of the Hudson River BY HV NEWS STAFF On Thursday, Oct. 4, environmental education centers and school classes all along the tidal estuary will collect scientific information and share it to portray the ecosystem at the 10th annual “Day in the Life of the Hudson River.” Students will use hands-on field techniques to describe their sites, catch fish and invertebrates in nets, track the river’s tides and currents, and examine water chemistry parameters. Beyond just a field trip, a “Day in the Life” allows students to collect firsthand infor-

mation about their communities’ natural resources, and explore how their piece of the river fits into the larger ecosystem. “This is a great example of the kind of project enabled by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund” said DEC Commissioner Joe Martens. Sponsored by DEC’s Hudson River Estuary Program, the event will bring some 3,000 students and educators to the estuary’s waters at more than 70 sites from New York Harbor to the Capital District. For more information, visit dec.ny.gov/lands/47285.html.

China the Chihuahua is seen here wearing her favorite red dress at the Mutt Strut fashion show. She gets along famously with other dogs and people too. Come to the shelter and meet our little lady in red.

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Former Reagan Attorney General at West Point Kingston’s Dennis Nesel poses with former Ronald Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese at an Eagle Scout reunion at West Point. Meese’s son, Mike, and Nesel serve on the board of the Hudson Valley Boy Scout Council. Photo submitted. Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews.com | October 3, 2012 {23}


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Pictured, top row: Rachel Tierney, Cori McFall, Jordan Ballantyne, Savannah Hiller, Alyssa Pfitscher, Jadyn Costello, Emily Didylowski and Maggie Paras; Bottom row: Jerry Pfitscher, Taylor Travis, Amanda Pfitscher, Katie Moos, Olivia Lattin and Tom McFall. Photo submitted.

Dutchess Debs win Extreme Benefit Tournament BY HV NEWS STAFF The Dutchess Debs 16u girls fastpitch softball team won their first tournament of this season, the 16u Extreme Benefit Tournament, a USSSA National Qualifier, hosted at Beacon Memorial Fields in Beacon on Sept. 22 and 23. The Debs had a final record of 5-0-1. The Debs were offensively impressive out scoring their opponent 52-9 over the six games. During the tournament, the girls’ batting was extremely consistent all through the line up with Olivia Lattin, Savannah

Hiller and Katie Moos leading the pack. The final championship game was against the New Jersey Cobras who were undefeated and the number one seed moving into the championship round. Alyssa Pfitscher took the mound for the matchup, throwing 9 strikeouts against the Cobras, only allowing one hit. The Debs gave Pfitscher plenty of run support, scoring frequently to result in the 11-0 shut out win, which earned them an early qualification to compete in the 2013 USSSA World Series.

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