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BY JIM LANGAN The election of 2012 provided plenty of drama and a few surprises, including President Obama’s relatively easy win over Gov. Mitt Romney. While it came as no surprise that Obama would carry a blue state like New York, it was Obama’s winning of seven so-called swing states that had experts buzzing. That buzz was further complicated by the shocking resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus on Friday, after it was revealed he had been involved in an affair with a married woman not his wife. Of even more interest is how long had the president and the FBI known of Petraeus’ affair and whether this information had been withheld from the public until after the election. Locally, it was a mixed bag for local candidates. In the 18th Congressional district, incumbent Republican Nan Hayworth was defeated by Democratic newcomer Sean Patrick Maloney. Hayworth had made much of the fact that Maloney wasn’t from the district and had only recently purchased a small residence to qualify as a candidate. Maloney forged ahead, choosing to run a relentless series of television spots attacking Hayworth as an extreme representative of the so-called Tea Party agenda. At the end of the day, a strong showing by Barack Obama and a shrug from voters on the residency issue appeared to sink Hayworth. One thing appears certain – the energetic and charismatic Hayworth will be heard from again. In the other big congressional race, Kinderhook’s Chris Gibson handily dispatched Democratic challenger Julian Schreibman, a Kingston lawyer, to win


the new 20th Congressional district. Schreibman ran a campaign similar to Maloney, accusing Gibson of voting to end Medicare, defund Planned Parenthood, and for other Tea Party flash points. Gibson, throughout the campaign, answered every charge calmly and thoroughly. We attended a number of campaign events including the Gibson-Schreibman debate in Kingston, and it was always clear voters had a tough time believing anything negative about the former war hero and family man Gibson. Another interesting sidebar was the extent to which party registration affected the result. While Gibson won the overall vote, Schreibman carried Ulster County with its far more liberal and Democratic registration edge. Schreibman ran an impressive race against an impressive opponent. He’ll be back. Another big race was the threeway contest for the 41st State Senate seat occupied by long-time incumbent Republican Steve Saland, who was opposed by Democrat Terry Gipson and Conservative Party candidate Neil DiCarlo. The race was very much a referendum on same sex marriage as Saland had famously voted to legalize it. That vote incurred the wrath of many conservatives and drew DiCarlo out of the shadows. The only real issue was how many votes DiCarlo would siphon off from the Republican Saland. Enough would be the answer. DiCarlo’s 16,000 vote total was enough to give the win to Terry Gipson by approximately 1,600 votes. While there are roughly 6,000 absentee and provisional ballots to be counted, Saland would have to win a considerable percentage of that

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Sean Patrick Maloney celebrates his win; Kirsten Gillibrand votes near her home in Troy. Photo courtesy the candidates’ Facebook pages.

vote to catch Gipson. Saland has not conceded but must see the handwriting on the wall. DiCarlo ran an ugly, mean spirited campaign and will likely never be welcome in Republican circles again, or in polite society. The apparent defeat of Saland is likely to trigger a political scrum in the next election cycle. There are a lot of Republicans who have been waiting their turn for a shot at that seat. Democrat Didi Barrett managed to win her second Assembly race in less than eight months defeating Republican David Byrne in the 106th Assembly district. As was true in the Hayworth-Maloney race, residency was an issue in this race. Barrett had been elected in March to the 105th Assembly seat vacated by now County Executive Marc Molinaro. Barrett then elected to run in the newly reconfigured 106th district where she does not live.

While a candidate is not obliged to live in the district in a redistricting year, many observers felt Barrett chose the 106th because the registration advantage favored a Democratic candidate. She was correct. Barrett has 12 months to establish residency. As with Maloney, more were interested in voting their ideology than the candidates’ address. Republican David Byrne ran an impressive, grass roots campaign and made a lot of friends along the way. The 34-year-old West Point graduate will be back again. Largely unnoticed this year was the cakewalk for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand who took home 67 percent of the vote against an under whelming Republican candidate Wendy Long. Republicans on the state level are in danger of becoming irrelevant if they continue fielding candidates like Long.

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Puppy stolen in Red Hook

A Germantown man has been charged in connection with stealing a puppy from outside a Red Hook home on Nov. 7. New York State Police at Rhinebeck have charged Raymond A. Quintero, 60, of Rte. 9G, Germantown with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, and trespass for allegedly stealing the 15-week-old puppy from the Kelly Road residence. Quintero was released on court appearance tickets and the puppy has been returned to its owner, according to police.

Claudio Coppola, 16, killed in Friday crash BY HV NEWS STAFF Claudio Coppola, the son of Luigi and Lisa Coppola of Hyde Park, was fatally injured in a one car accident that also injured a 16-year-old male passenger Friday evening. The Dutchess County coroner said the cause of death was drowning. The 8 p.m. accident occurred on Crum Elbow Road, a few hundred yards east of the new Hyde Park Police/Court facility. First responders found the car on its roof, partially submerged in a marshy field. There was no immediate determination as to the cause of the accident. The passenger was transported to St. Francis Hospital in stable condition. He was released from the hospital on Monday. In addition to his parents, Claudio is survived by two brothers and a younger sister. According to Kerri-Sue Lewis, a former Coppola’s Bistro employee, Claudio and his older brother, Marcanthony, worked alongside their father since childhood. “When I worked there they’d bus tables if needed or work the buffet line. All I really know is Claudio and Marcanthony were funny and smart kids,” Lewis said. “I’m fairly sure I never saw Claudio do anything but smile and laugh. His father was the type of man who treated each employee like his own child, whether they were older than him or not. Luigi treated us all like family. I quit there once during school and then needed a job again. The second I walked in the door he rehired

Recent Arrests

Hyde Park Police report the following: • Steven D. George, 55, of the Town of Poughkeepsie, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor. • George J. Scivolette, 38, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor, for violating an order of protection. • Patricia M. Williams, 37, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, a traffic misdemeanor. • Leslie M. Tuttle, 22, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a traffic misdemeanor.

me even though he was overstaffed. The concept of family was of the utmost to the Coppolas. Growing up around this attitude made Luigi’s children wonderful people.” Judging by the volume and content of various social media outlets, Coppola was extremely popular and had a knack for

• A 16-year-old male from Hyde Park was charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor, for violating an order of protection.

Claudio Coppola played on FDR’s lacrosse team and worked at the family restaurant in Hyde Park. Photo by Jim Langan.

making people laugh. Coppola was a threesport athlete playing lacrosse, rowing crew and competing in cross country. FDR High School offered counseling Monday and Tuesday for any students needing help. Coppola had recently worked at his family’s restaurant in Hyde Park with his father, Luigi, and uncle, John Coppola. The restaurant in Hyde Park was closed Saturday as the family dealt with the tragedy. The funeral will be held today at Regina Coeli Church in Hyde Park. We at the Hudson Valley News extend our sincere condolences to the entire Coppola family for their terrible loss.

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BY HV NEWS STAFF After more than five years of planning, Stop & Shop opened a new facility directly across the street from its old store in Hyde Park. The old Stop & Shop closed their doors at 6 p.m. Thursday night and the new store opened at 6 a.m. Friday. A Lilliputian like swarm of workers and vendors had been furiously stocking shelves as the Friday opening approached. A Stop & Shop employee told Hudson Valley News whatever stock remained at the old store would be gathered up and sent to other Stop & Shop stores. Everything in the new store was specifically designated for the new facility. Stop & Shop executives and local officials participated in a ribbon cutting Friday morning but the crowd seemed more interested in checking out the new store than listening to speeches. Once inside, customers appeared delighted with the new supermarket. The store is appreciably larger than its predecessor. There are also significantly more checkout aisles and self service checkout areas. When we visited the store Friday and Saturday, the parking lot was full and enthusiasm high. People seemed impressed with the variety and quality of the merchandise. A number of people seemed to like the café located near the northern entrance to the store as it offers free Wi-Fi, although we’re not sure why you would go to a supermarket to use your computer.

An employee at Liquorama said she saw a mild uptick in business but said it was too early to tell. Another tenant said he was hopeful the presence of the new supermarket would positively affect his foot traffic and business.

Pictured, clockwise from top: Potentate of the parking lot, John Van Kleek, assists a couple with their groceries; Jade Serrara, Francisco Samuel, Erica Riti and Sarita Plepla are at your service at the new People’s United Bank in the new Stop & Shop; A full lot on opening day. Photos by Jim Langan.

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alike. It is a bit of a maze entering and exiting the parking lot. Hopefully that will get worked out because they built it and the people are coming.


Watching the news or looking out the window, it is clear the climate crisis is a growing threat to us all. Hurricane Sandy, and another early season snowstorm, are just part of what changing weather patterns can bring. A lot of money has been spent to mislead and confuse people about the cause, which is our dependence on dirty energy sources. We are beginning to see our political leaders join together to try to solve it, and we should all join the conversation. On Nov. 14, a global webcast called “24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report,” hosted by the Climate Reality Project and Al Gore, will take us around the world to learn about the crisis. Everyone is invited to watch online. Please RSVP at And, tell your friends, your classmates and your co-workers about it too. We can all be part of the solution. Miranda Parry Rhinebeck

TALKBACK ON FACEBOOK Hudson Valley News asked: Ray Polotaye, Addam Rakow, Matt Stickle and Gail Hulle assemble more than 100 turkey dinners the Rhinebeck Lions Club delivered to homes across northern Dutchess County. Just like last year, club members and their families will deliver dozens of these free dinners to anyone who asks this Thanksgiving. Photo submitted.

THANKSGIVING DELIVERED Rhinebeck Lions to drop off free feasts for those in need BY HV NEWS STAFF At 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, while most people are either stuck in traffic or making a last-minute run to the grocery store, about 30 to 40 volunteers will meet at the Rhinebeck American Legion hall to assemble turkey dinners for more than 100 strangers. The volunteers, members of the Rhinebeck Lions Club and their families, each cook one part of a traditional Thanksgiving feast at their homes, then meet at the American Legion hall Thursday morning to assemble the meals. The meals are then delivered to homes in Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Tivoli, Milan and Clinton Corners, to anyone who requests one, free of charge. “Mostly, we started doing this because Meals on Wheels doesn’t deliver that day, so people end up getting a cold turkey sandwich and that’s it,” said Lions Club member Chris Chestney. “We just want people to enjoy Thanksgiving.” Part of what makes this effort unique is the meals are offered to anyone who

requests one, with no questions asked regarding their financial situation or family life, which can make requesting a dinner a little easier. “We want people to know that if they want a meal, they can have one,” Chestney said. “We just think that if someone is going to be alone, or not going to be cooking a full meal, we want to deliver one so everyone can have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We’re members because that’s what we do; we serve people.” Chestney explained about 15 years ago, “The club decided they wanted to cook and serve a meal to the community,” so members would gather at local churches to prepare and serve a sit-down dinner, with delivery optional. After about four years, more people were asking for deliveries than were showing up, so the Lions decided to cut out the sit-down dinner altogether. Last year the volunteers delivered over 100 meals throughout the region.

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With so many club members bringing their own families to lend a hand, it doesn’t take long to assemble the meals and make all the deliveries. Volunteers will deliver the meals Thanksgiving day around 11 a.m. Each meal contains large helpings of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables and rolls with butter, plus a big slice of pie for dessert. “We make sure they get to eat dinner and enjoy leftovers the next day as well,” Chestney said. If you live in northern Dutchess County and will be alone this Thanksgiving, or maybe just don’t feel like cooking, you can request a free meal if you leave your name and phone number with Chris Chestney. For further information or to make a reservation, email Chris Chestney at, or call 845-876-3620. Please leave your name and phone number.

John Kane: 2016 Nicole Hess Daletto: It’s easy to blame someone else. Bud Buckley: When W’s stuff is paid off! Pat Purchia: It took bush 8 years to screw it up do you think it could be undone in 4 it will take 20 Dora Navarro: As soon as he became President. Every other President inherited some mess or another. Stop blaming and start fixing! Rob Proctor: I’m one of those guys who still blames Bush for the mess, but my view is that term one was the dig out. Peter J Scott: Now! Maya Goer-Palenzuela: Wreckage of the past takes years to clear up. I know from personal experience. Theresa E. Phillips: Now for sure! Get involved in the conversation. Find Hudson Valley News on Facebook or email your Letter to the Editor to

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Dude, Last Supper!

A few weeks ago, my sons had some friends over for a pasta party, big enough that we let them have it in our parish hall. While we were there the entire time, we weren’t particularly paying attention to what the kids were doing – they’re good kids – and instead, we mostly stayed in the adjoining room chatting with other parents. Every now and then, we’d poke our heads in, but they’re all teenagers. What trouble could they possibly get into? And then I saw it. At first it didn’t register what they were doing. Then I couldn’t decide if I should yell at them or laugh. There was something inside me that thought I ought to be yelling at them, but I got over it. They weren’t doing anything wrong. In fact, it was clever – and before I knew it, I was walking away, shaking my head, and laughing. There they were, reenacting Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” “Why?” you may ask. I did. When you think about it, there’s no reason necessary. They’re teenagers. They were in a church, and they had Google on their phones to bring up the

The reinacted “Last Supper.” Photo submitted.

picture so they could mimic it accurately. What more reason did they need? The choreography required for this little shot was actually pretty sophisticated. They had to figure out who was in the painting, sort out roles, make sure there were roles for the “extras” (there were more people in their picture than da Vinci’s), and photograph it. They even figured out a halo for Jesus, a kid kneeling behind him holding up a frisbee. They didn’t get it exactly right. Some of the kids were a little out of position, and unless you’re a Dan Brown fan, none of

The whole thing just doesn’t add up. – Rep. Peter King on the curious timing of CIA Director David Petraeus’s resignation. {6} November 14, 2012 | | Hudson valley news

the apostles were girls. But, their picture was probably more accurate than da Vinci’s in one big way. Da Vinci’s classic painting is populated by old men, middle aged guys at least. Bald heads, gray beards. Adults older than Jesus himself. Wrong. We’ve been conditioned to think of the apostles as men somewhere between the ages of 35 and 60. But most biblical scholars have concluded that when Jesus called his disciples, they were probably teenagers. Only Peter, they suggest, may have been more than 20 because he was married. In the rabbinical tradition of the day, teachers had their select students, but they were young. There’s no precedent for older adults becoming such students. In other words, the disciples were much closer to those kids goofing around in our parish hall than the authority figures of our collective imaginations. I find this comforting. I’ve often wondered about Jesus’ choices in disciples. They are impetuous, often don’t think things through, ask silly questions and, let’s face it, aren’t always quick on the uptake. In mature adults, this is troubling. In teenagers, it’s normal. Think about it. Peter sees Jesus walking on water and says, “If that’s you then tell me to walk on water, too!” And then he jumps in. Or James and John saying, “We want to sit on your right and left when you come into your glory.” My cousin says this

is like her kids yelling, “I got shotgun!” Or what about Thomas, confronted with the other disciples’ report that they had seen the risen Christ. “Yeah, right,” he says. “I’m not falling for that.” In my mind, I can see the disciples goofing around, bickering, not paying attention. And I can see Jesus shaking his head, sometimes wanting to laugh, sometimes to cry. Most importantly, like probably every teacher before and after, I can imagine him seeing in them what they would become, what was already in them waiting to come out. I imagine him looking at them and taking comfort in their creativity, their enthusiasm, their willingness to learn and try new things that take them out of their comfort range (going out two-by-two to preach and teach must have been frightening). I can’t help imagining that there was a certain amount of goofing around at the last supper among those young disciples who, even as they approached a serious religious observance did not realize how serious things were about to get. They were just being kids, and that is universal. I looked at those kids in the parish hall just goofing around. Yes, I thought, just like them. The Rev. Chuck Kramer is rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park. You can leave a comment for him at rector@

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an exercise in obscuration with the timing of the Petraeus resignation the icing on the cover-up cake. Fill out the canvas that Obama has put forth no new plan to reverse course beyond the same old, same old and OPINION you have to wonder why President-elect Romney isn’t working with his transition team. But he isn’t. Barack Obama is about BY JIM LANGAN to leave for a victory lap around southern Asia where I suspect he’ll do a little more apologizing for American dominance. So again I ask, how does this guy beat OK, I was wrong on Romney. I thought he would win by about the margin he lost a man of Romney’s integrity and comby. Call me pisha. As is always the case mitment to righting the ship of state? The after elections, there are plenty of arm- unfortunate conclusion I’ve come to is the chair quarterbacks who can tell you why Democrats have cobbled together a cona candidate won or lost. The Wall Street stituency of people dependent on government assistance and Journal’s hypothesis persuaded them that is Romney was hammight strung financially Then again, what does it say Republicans take away their enin late spring after about Republicans being titlements, leavened spending so much special interest money to nail down unable to sell themselves as a by groups like gays and the Republican nomination. At that ex- majority alternative to one of minorities who feel have act time, the Obama the worst presidents in history. Democrats their back. That apcampaign began its pears to add up to negative onslaught slightly more than depicting Romney as Gordon Gekko. Romney’s financial 50 percent of the electorate. So is the glass half-empty or half-full? crunch allowed Obama to define him and by the time Romney fought back the dye After all, Romney and the Republicans was set. While Romney’s performance in were very competitive at the end of the the first debate allowed him to define him- day. The election was closer to a push self, it was too late to undo months of at- than a blowout. It might have helped if the Eddy Munster look-alike Paul Ryan had tack ads and media bias. But I also think Romney was a victim brought anything to the electoral table, of his own integrity and disinclination to yet he couldn’t even carry his home state get down in the gutter with the Democrats. of Wisconsin. Hurricane Sandy proved a Romney refused to lie and it hurt him. A boost for Obama by taking Romney and friend of mine said last week that, “The Benghazi off the front page. Then again what does it say about ReAmerican people would have been fortunate to have such a principled and honor- publicans being unable to sell themselves able man as Mitt Romney as their presi- as a majority alternative to one of the worst presidents in history? dent.” I very much agree. It says Republicans have to cease beSo how does a failed president, like Barack Obama, win? Think about it. I’ll ing the party of ‘no.’ They have to respectconcede he inherited a horrible economic fully and believably reach across the aisle mess, but he’s been spectacularly unable and put forward achievable solutions to to put a dent in the problem and he’s had our problems. If Democrats refuse to cofour years and thrown trillions of dollars at operate, make that clear, but use the velvet it. His disdain for the military and Ameri- glove, not the hammer. At some point it will can excellence in the world is palpable. He be in the Democrats self-interest to solve refuses to acknowledge that Al-Queda is some of these financial problems even if alive and well and continues to threaten that means playing nice with Republicans. our national security. The Obama adminis- Republicans have to make themselves the tration continues to refer to the Fort Hood party of compromise and solution. If they massacre as a workplace shooting which do either well, going forward they can put is an obscenity. Obama has been more together a coalition that will put them back concerned about Muslim sensibilities than in the White House in 2016. Respond to Jim Langan’s column at American lives. The Benghazi debacle continues to be





People are People – A foreign experience

Often it takes time for me to process an experience fully. My venture into South Korea has proved to be no different. It has been almost two weeks now since my return. The first several days were spent adjusting back, a feat that included copious amounts of sleep, most of it far earlier in the day than I’d have cared for. Throw in two young puppies and the challenge became that much more great. Most of what I have taken from this journey has revolved around the dogs that I went to work with. We had discussions of dog psychology, behavior, care and training techniques. We talked about the cultural divide and the differences between how Americans view pets and how the people of South Korea view pets. As we worked further into some of the innate challenges with the dogs, it was interesting to encounter some of the same issues amongst ourselves. My embarrassment and nervousness about speaking what little Korean I know, was outdone only by their embarrassment to speak English to me. We were mostly forced to feel each other out without words, through actions, and eventually, we all became more comfortable with one another. Our worlds, so different in so many ways, became utterly the same as we all gave into the one thing we all have in common, our humanity. I can’t pretend I had any idea of what to expect when I began planning my trip. Of course there was some hesitation about what I might be walking into. What would the facility be like? The food? How would I communicate with the general public? However, those fears were quelled the moment I stepped foot off the plane, even before I had landed at my final destination. Sixteen hours into my trip, fourteen hours and twenty minutes spent in the air, we arrived in Seoul, a little late after


being delayed for take off at John F. Kennedy Airport. It was by no means a substantial delay but with a less than twohour layover, any delay can spell disaster, never mind being in a foreign country with a foreign language. I must have spoken to every airport employee I encountered on our exit from the plane into the airport. I showed them my itinerary and asked them if I was headed to the correct location. I was moved along with everyone else and assured that I was on the right track. You can imagine my alarm when after waiting on line, the next person to go through the security screening, 20 or so minutes into my shrunken layover, that I was in the wrong place. I began to panic, as much as one can allow themselves to do in a situation such as this. I was feeling like I was inevitably going to miss my connecting flight, I dreaded the idea of having to sort through the mess. It was then that the employees of Incheon International Airport began to rally around me and they did not quit until I was well on my way. I made it to my gate just minutes before boarding. People are people. There is no getting around it. As I settled in for my one hour connection flight, I couldn’t help but wonder if I would have been treated the same way here in the states, if the employees of JFK would have stepped out of their assigned positions and made sure that one girl made her flight. It was then that I began to think about something else unique about America that would make such an occurrence less likely. In South Korea I must have stood out like a sore thumb, there could not have been a person who didn’t realize I was a foreigner. Korea has a distinct face that we all recognize, one that they all share, more or less. We Americans are a nation of foreigners – we are black, white, brown, yellow and red. We are all neighbors, and for the most part, even with the stronghold of prejudice we have in this country, we accept that America has no distinct face. And that, can be an even more beautiful thing. Larissa Carson is a life-long resident of the Hudson Valley. To respond to this column, email editorial@

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• Speaking of presidential campaigns, you’ll be happy to know Florida Senator Marco Rubio is headed to Iowa on November 17th to keynote a tribute for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. It’s never too early to focus on the December 2015 Iowa caucuses.

• I suppose we have to start with the David Petraeus story. Let’s see. CIA director, just hit the big 6-0, much younger hot babe writing a fawning biography. Got it. The tip-off should have been Petraeus’ shoe polish black hair and the Rudy Guiliani comb-over. Always a cry for help. Big question is who authorized reading the CIA director’s emails and why didn’t the FBI take action sooner? After all, Petraeus’ action was in violation of national security and the FBI’s known since last spring. Funny this all comes out three days after the election. This story’s just warming up. • Here’s all you need to know about the grim business of a presidential election. Mitt Romney arrived in a 15 vehicle motorcade at the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston on election night accompanied by heavy security. Wednesday morning Romney was observed getting into a car with one of his sons and driving off to his home in suburban Boston. Romney’s Secret Service detail was told to stand down shortly after midnight.

• Here’s a little something you might want to put on your Christmas list for little Susie. It’s called “Breast Milk Baby” and you guessed it, the baby cries, burps and suckles. The doll comes with a halter top for the child with sensors built into the nipples. When the doll is held near the sensors, the baby begins to make suckling noises. According to lactation consultant, Cynthia Epps, sales are slow in the U.S. because the advent of bottle feeding has transformed breasts from nutritive to sexual. Lactation consultant?

• Locally, Rosendale councilman Robert Ryan attended a Halloween party at an American Legion Post in blackface. He was dressed as Flavor Fav and says he didn’t mean to disrespect black people. Does this guy have a wife or friend who might ask him to rethink the outfit before heading out the door?

• By far the most despicable moment of the election coverage was when MSNBC buffoon Chris Matthews said, “I’m so glad we had that storm last week.” The inference, of course, is Hurricane Sandy took Romney off the front page and gave Obama a chance to look presidential. How long do you think a conservative would be on the air if he said something like that with people dying in their homes? Matthews is the personification of the limousine liberal. He advocates for the 99 percent before scampering back to his zillion dollar estate in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which is whiter and richer than Palm Beach. {8} November 14, 2012 | | Hudson valley news

• An Illinois man, Niles Gammons, achieved an unusual distinction when he was arrested for DUI on two separate occasions at the exact same time on last Sunday morning. He was arrested at 1:08 a.m. and then released to a sober friend. He then got in his car again and almost hit the same cop who busted him earlier. He was again arrested at 1:08 a.m. because it was the night we turn the clocks back. Love that story.

• Well, the new Stop and Shop in Hyde Park is officially open and the old one is officially vacant. As I eavesdropped by the entrance Saturday, the most common observation was, “This looks just like the one in Rhinebeck,” which is true. The really good news is they brought their great staff across the

street and have hired quite a few more employees. Read more about the grand opening on page 4. • That said, Hyde Park lost yet another small business with the closing of the Dollar Store next to the old and equally vacant Amish Market. The owner told me he’s been there 12 years but “I’ve just got to go where the people are.” He’s moving to Wappinger. In spite of all the happy talk coming from town hall, Hyde Park continues to flounder and wishful thinking just doesn’t cut it. • Saw the new James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” at the fabulous Roosevelt Cinema in Hyde Park. The seats are big and cushy and they use real butter on the popcorn. But I digress. The movie is one of the best in the storied 50year history of Bond films. The opening sequence will blow you away and Daniel Craig is magnificent, as are Ralph Fienes and Dame Judy Dench. Javier Barden is a former secret agent obsessed with killing M (Judy Dench). Daniel Craig provides plenty of beefcake and the women are typically gorgeous “Bond Girls.” Go see it. • Finally I had the pleasure of doing an hour on Tom Sipos’ Hudson Valley Focus radio program on WKIP 1450 on the AM dial last week. We covered the political waterfront and then some. Tom is a respected businessman and radio personality. His show focuses on news, politics and the people who make it happen. The show is from 6-9 a.m. Tune in.

Art and craft fairs celebrate local artists ahead of the holidays {page 13} PLUS: International Pickle Festival returns to Rosendale // Centennial Cage unleashed at Bard // Madera Vox in Red Hook // Calendar events through November Photo by Nicole DeLawder.

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

THIS WEEK (November 14-20) Dutchess Community College Faculty Art Show Opening; Wednesday, Nov. 14; 5 p.m.; Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery, Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art, 53 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie; On display through Dec. 7; 845-431-8617. “Sociably Sufficing: Girls, White Middle-Class Culture and the Contemporary Reproduction of Inequality;” Wednesday, Nov. 14; 5:30 p.m.; Taylor Hall, Room 203, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845-437-5370. “Silver Streak;” Wednesday, Nov. 14; 6:30 p.m.; Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff; Film starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor; Free; 845-876-2903. From Glimmer to Galley; Wednesday, Nov. 14; 7 p.m.; Ulster Savings Bank, 7296 S. Broadway, Red Hook; Award-winning author Carol Goodman talks about what it takes to turn an idea into a manuscript at the Friends’ annual community event; 845-757-3031 or “Celebrating Catherine Street Community Center’s Past – Looking Forward to Our Future;” Wednesday, Nov. 14; 7 p.m.; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, 67 S. Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie; Talk by Shirley Adams, executive director of the Catherine Street Community Center; 845-471-6580 or Third Thursday Luncheons; Thursday, Nov. 15; 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Episcopal Church of the Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Benefit for Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley; Pumpkin and turkey noodle soups, choice of oven toasted cheese, turkey or tuna sandwich and dessert; Take-out orders available 9:30 a.m. - noon for $7; $6 donation; 845-876-3533. “Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney;” Thursday, Nov. 15; 2-3:30 p.m.; Starr Library, 68 W. Market St., Rhinebeck; Attorney Shari S. L. Hubner will discuss medical directives, long-term care financing and Medicaid; 845-486-5560. Eighth Annual Ladies Night Out; Thursday, Nov. 15; 5:30-9 p.m.; Ramada Conference Center, Fishkill; Hosted by Health Quest with keynote speaker Ellen Goodman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, author and social commentator; $65; 845-475-9734 or

Murder Cafe gives back This time of year we welcome opportunities to raise funds for local causes. On Saturday, Nov. 3, Murder Cafe performed “A Wedding in Transylvania” at the Knights of Columbus facility in Hyde Park, and raised over $3,000 for the FDR Girl’s Softball Booster Club. Alicia Rowe Punkosdy, who organized the event posted on Murder Cafe Facebook page, “AMAZING time! Thank you all so much! You guys and gals rock!”

“Hip Hop is Bigger than the Occupation” Film Screening; Thursday, Nov. 15; 7 p.m.; Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Hall, Vassar College 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Documentary about a ten day journal of artists traveling through the West Bank and Palestine; 845-475-8781. “Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley” Discussion; Thursday, Nov. 15; 7 p.m.; Grinnell Library, 2642 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls; Author Anthony Musso discusses historic significant places of the Hudson Valley; 845297-3428. “Hip Hop is Bigger than the Occupation” Film Screening; Friday, Nov. 16; 6 p.m.; Family Partnership Center, 29 N. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie; Documentary about a ten day journal of artists traveling through the West Bank and Palestine; 845-475-8781. 4th Annual Holiday Auction and Tag Sale; Friday, Nov. 16; 6:30 p.m.; Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; 845-876-2436 or Elaine Rachlin Tribute to Edith Piaf; Friday, Nov. 16; 6:30 p.m.; The Rhinecliff, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff; $34.95; 845-876-0590 or Robert Seidman at Astor Courts; Friday, Nov. 16; 7 p.m.; Astor Courts, River Rd., Rhinebeck; Seidman will discuss and sign his book “Moments Captured,” a novel based on the life and exploits of photographer and pioneer of the moving image, Eadweard Muybridge; $5 in advance only; 845-876-0500 or oblongbooks. com/astorcourts. Bella Winds Trio; Friday, Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m.; Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie; “Wind and Color Celebration of Music through Time from Baroque to Jazz” Superstorm Sandy Benefit Concert; $15 All proceeds donated to Red Cross; “The Blues Brothers;” Friday, Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m.; Ulster Performing Arts Center, 602 Broadway, Kingston; Dress like a Blues Brother for free admission; $6 all seats; 845-339-6088 or All Acoustic Music Show; Friday, Nov. 16; 8-10:30 p.m.; Morton Memorial Library and Community House, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff; Donations suggested; 845-876-7007. H Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl; Nov. 171 Check stores for times; Over 18 18; i independently-owned yarn shops from Cornwall to Chatham will offer fibers available from sheep, goats, alpacas and angora rabbits; Defensive Driving Course; Saturday, Nov. 17; 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg; > >continued on page 11

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Classic indie comes to Enigma

BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF Beacon-based Madera Vox will travel up to Milan this weekend to bring their eclectic mix of oboe, bassoon, piano, percussion and voice to Enigma on Rte. 199. Featuring members with foundation backgrounds in conservatory-level classical music training, Madera Vox merges styles without compromising the playful versatility of the talent within the group. “Our music spans generations as well as genres,” said soprano Kelly Ellenwood. “Our repertoire has something for everyone, from Kurt Weill to Kurt Cobain.” Hyde Park native Keve Wilson will showcase the sweet sounds on oboe along with native New Yorker and graduate of the Julliard School, Allison Rubin. Rubin has recently recorded the soundtrack for the Woodstock-based film “Peace, Love and Misunderstanding” featuring Jane Fonda. Wilson has toured the country in the pit of musicals as well as performed on the soundtrack of the film, “Spiderman 3.” Along with Wilson and Rubin, bassoonist Cornelia McGiver, who holds a B.A. from Bard College, will join SUNY New Paltz faculty member Sylvia Buccelli, Purchase College professor of studio competition David Gluck and award-winning actor Kelly Ellenwood on the Enigma stage. Doors open at 7 p.m with the concert at 8 p.m. Tickets to the performance are $20 and can be purchased in advance from the Madera Vox website,


BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF Bard College will highlight John Cage’s work with technology with “John Cage: On and Off the Air!” featuring acclaimed artist John Kelly and percussion group NEXUS. The Saturday evening event celebrates Cage’s engagement with the medium of radio with an ever-changing program of works wrapped around a newly staged revival of Cage’s peripatetic “The City Wears a Slouch Hat.” “Cage’s interest in radio as both a medium of transmission and a musical instrument was lifelong, beginning in childhood with original broadcasts created on behalf of his Boy Scouts of America troop and culminating, the year before his death, with his ‘Europera 5 (1991),’ one of three mixed-media works created for the operatic stage,” says Laura Kuhn, John Cage Professor of Performance Art at Bard College. “John Cage: On and Off the Air!” is presented on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15, $25, $35 and $45. To purchase tickets call the Fisher Center box office at 845758-7900, or go to


Election season satire is not over as the Bardavon has announced that tickets for the mock-Democracy performance of “The Capitol Steps” will go on sale to Bardavon members on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. and for the general public on Friday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. Tickets for rocker George Thorogood & the Destroyers’ March 19 performance will also go on sale at those times. “The Capitol Steps” began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. No matter who's in the headlines, the Capitol Steps are equal opportunity offenders during their February 23 performance. $40 adults, $35 members.

e-mail us your events: << continued from previous page or 41st Annual Regina Coeli Arts and Crafts Fair; Saturday, Nov. 17; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Regina Coeli School, 4337 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park; 845229-8589 or

“Catching the Light” Opening Reception; Saturday, Nov. 17; 5-7 p.m.; Betsy Jacaruso Studio, Rhinebeck Courtyard, 43 E. Market St., Ste. 2, Rhinebeck; 845-516-4435. David Eddy and Todd Germann Opening Receptions; Saturday, Nov. 17; 5-8 p.m.; Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Upstairs Galleries, 22 E. Market St., Ste. 301, Rhinebeck; 845-876-7578 or > >continued on page 12

35th Annual Group Holiday Show and Sale; Saturday, Nov. 17; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Delamater Conference Center of the Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck; 17 exhibitiors; 845-876-4151. “Mass Incarceration, Shame of the Nation;” Saturday, Nov. 17; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Lateef Islam Auditorium, Family Partnership Center, 29 N. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie; Panel discussion on the prison system and other examples of the “New Jim Crow;” 845-475-8781. Mary Ann Glass Photography Opening Reception; Saturday, Nov. 17; 5-7 p.m.; Montgomery Row Exhibition Space, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; On view Nov. 15-Dec. 28; 845.876.0543 or suehartshorn@ “Living Color” Artist Reception; Saturday, Nov. 17; 5-7 p.m.; Wells Fargo Advisors, Montgomery Row, 2nd Floor, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; On view through Jan. 28; 845876-1667.

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ART: The Barrett Art Center is looking for entries for its Holiday Small Works Exhibition. Paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, collage, assemblage, mixed media work, ceramics, glass, sculpture, jewelry and holiday ornaments will be accepted for this exhibit. All works must be for sale and no larger than 12x12inches. Artwork must be framed, wired and ready for hanging. Drop off work Saturday, Nov. 17 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. or Nov. 19-21, noon-6 p.m. $15 per image, $10 each additional image for Barrett Art Center members; $15 per image, $12 additional images for non members. Barrett Art Center members receive 60% commission on each work sold; 50% commission to artists who are not members of Barrett Art Center. Exhibition runs Nov. 24-Jan. 19. The prospectus and entry form is available online at, by calling 845- 471-2550 or by e-mailing: get local news delivered. $42 Dutchess County residents, $56 out of county/state. PO Box 268, Hyde Park, NY 12538. PayPal accepted at THEATER: The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is holding open auditions for “Spring Awakening” on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. and call backs on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Adults and teens, male and female actors, singers and dancers should prepare 16 bars of a Broadway-style song. No appointment necessary. Performance dates are March 1-17. For more information, call 845-876-5348.

THEATER: Murder Cafe is seeking a young male between the ages of 8-11 to play the part of Tiny Tim in this year’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” The actor will be paid and will be part of a friendly and supportive environment. He will have dinner with the cast and crew after each performance. If you know someone, email

Find us on Facebook! Hudson Valley News & Hudson Valley Weekend ART: Red Hook CAN is looking for artwork on paper for the Holiday Show “PaperWorks” at the Red Hook CAN Gallery. Art will be clipped to clothesline and displayed. Paper art should be no larger than 8-1/2 x 11-inches including the mat. Drop off Wednesday, Nov. 14, 3-5 p.m. $10 hanging fee. Artists keep 100-percent of sales. redhookcan@ or Hudson valley news | | November 14, 2012 {11}

e-mail us your events: << continued from previous page Junior Grange Penny Social; Saturday, Nov. 17; Doors 5:30 p.m., calling at 7 p.m.; Oak Grove Grange Hall, 2 St. Nicholas Rd., Wappingers Falls; Penny items, specials, food and refreshments; Proceeds used for community service projects to benefit needy children in Dutchess County; 845-233-5717. “Myths vs. Realities of Pentagon Spending;” Saturday, Nov. 17; 7 p.m.; Room 300, Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie; Talk by William D. Hartung; Free; 845-462-7061. “Another Insane Devotion” Book Discussion; Saturday, Nov. 17; 7 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6442 Montomgery St., Rhinebeck; Author Peter Trachtenberg discusses his latest book about the search for a missing cat which ends up an exploration of love and marriage; 845-576-0500. Lonesome River Band; Saturday, Nov. 17; 7:30 p.m.; Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie; Kevin and Carol Becker with Rich Keyes Performance; Saturday, Nov. 17; 7:30 p.m.; Unitarian Fellowship, S. Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie; $6, $5 Hudson Valley Folk Guild Members or Seniors; 845-229-0170 or hvfolks@ Karaoke Fundraiser; Saturday, Nov. 17; 8-11 p.m.; Cafe Bocca, 14 Mt. Carmel Pl., Poughkeepsie; RSVP by Nov. 11; $40 individual, $35 per person two or more guests; 845-2277855 or “John Cage: On and Off the Air;” Saturday, Nov. 17; 8 p.m.; Bard Fisher Center, Annandaleon-Hudson; Performances by the acclaimed artist John Kelly, NEXUS and more; $15-45; 845758-7900 or Madera Vox; Saturday, Nov. 17; 8 p.m.; Enigma, 1179 Rte. 199, Red Hook; Group featuring oboe, bassoon, piano, percussion and voice; $20; Artisan Faire; Sunday, Nov. 18; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Fine art from local artists to support this year’s Sinterklaas celebration; Free;

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NICU Reunion Party; Sunday, Nov. 18; noon 3 p.m.; The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Market St., Poughkeepsie; Reunion for parents and babies of the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; RSVP by Nov. 5; 845-431-5677.


Sweet, sour and half-sour BY HV NEWS STAFF The international art of pickling will set up shop in Rosendale this weekend, offering varieties of the canning favorite for sampling, wearing and contests for those who cannot resist a good pickling. On Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 15th Annual International Pickle Festival will take residency at the Community Center in Rosendale, offering everything from the simple pickle to picked pizza, deep fried pickles, pickle jewelry and anything else that shines when brined. The Pickle Festival was established on a whim in 1998 after Eri Yamaguchi suggested a “pickle party” to “expand peoples culinary horizons along with exhibitions of international cultures and customs through the simple, but alluring pickle.” Photos by Nicole DeLawder With the support of the community and Rosendale Chamber of Commerce, the festival has expanded with special events and contests for pickling fans including a pickle eating contest, a pickle juice drinking contest and pickle tossing contest. Previous pickle festival tasting winners include pickled raisins from Vera King, as well as pickled pineapples and okra from The Pickle Guys.

Spinning road trip BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF

This weekend, unravel your way through the roads of the Hudson Valley with the annual Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl offering specials at 18 independently-owned and operated shops. On Saturday and Sunday, shops from Cornwall to Chatham will open for the fourth Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl offering fiber from their sheep, goats, alpacas and angora rabbits – with even a chance to see some of the animals up close. For a list of shops, their hours and a map, visit

Yarn Crawl, Dutchess County:

“Making Patton: A Classic War Film’s Epic Journey to the Silver Screen” Discussion and Screening; Sunday, Nov. 18; 2 p.m.; Henry A. Wallace Center, FDR Home and Library, Rte. 9, Hyde Park; Nicholas Evan Sarantakes will discuss his book before a screening of the classic film “Patton;” Free; 845-486-7745.

Clay, Wood & Cotton, 133 Main St., Beacon; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; 845-4810149;

Midnight Merinos Wool Loft, 23 East Market Street, Red Hook; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, noon4 p.m.; 845-702-4770;

Fabulous Yarn; 54 Broadway, Tivoli; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.; 866-250-3533;

Out Of The Loop, 2593 Rte. 52 Taconic Plaza, Hopewell Junction; Saturday 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sunday noon-4 p.m.; 845-223-8355;

Stanford Grange Annual Roast Pork Dinner; Sunday, Nov. 18; 2 p.m.; Stanford grange

Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool Co., 190 Yantz Road, Red Hook; Saturday, 10 a.m.4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m.; 845-758-3130;

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The Knitting Garage at Stickles, 13 E. Market Street, Rhinebeck; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; 845-876-3206;

program “The Hit Parade;” 845-876-3344 ext. 303.


e-mail us your events: << continued from previous page Hall, 6043 Rte. 82, Stanfordville; French onion soup, roast pork, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, apple pie for dessert and more plus a bake sale raffle and door prizes; $12, $6 for ages 5-12; 845-868-7548. Strawberry Hill Fiddlers; Sunday, Nov. 18; 3 p.m.; St. James’ Chapel, 10 E. Market St., Hyde Park; $12 adults, $10 seniors, under 12 free; Half of proceeds will go towards Superstorm Sandy relief; 845-229-2820. Monstrare; Sunday, Nov. 18; 4 p.m.; Church of the Messiah, Montgomery St. (Rte. 9), Rhinebeck; Performance by brass quintet from the Bard College Conservatory of Music; Free;

Photo by Nicole DeLawder

BY NICOLE DELAWDER There’s nothing that says the holidays are here better than the bombardment of advertisements for all the steals and deals before the season really gets into swing. Avoid it all and support your neighbors by giving your loved ones the gift of going local. Sinterklaas, one of Rhinebeck’s traditional holiday events, has already started workshops on the weekends and will be the benefactor of the Artisan Faire on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 10 Marybeth Cale along with Prestige Auto a.m. - 4 p.m. Local artists will be set-up at the of Kingston, has helped designate the Rhinebeck Town Hall offering crafts, artwork Sinterklaas workshop at 20 E. Market and unique surprises. Admission to the event Street as a drop-off point for donations is free. Be sure to visit Sinterklaas’ website at that Prestige will take down to the New York City and New Jersey area weekly. for the full schedule. This weekend also hosts the 4th Annual Drop off donations and then help make Holiday Auction and Tag Sale on Friday, puppets or bring your kids with Crowns Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Rhinebeck Town and Branches wor on Thursday through Sunday afternoons. Items appropriate Hall along with the 41st Annual Regina for dropoff (all should be new) include: Coeli Arts and Crafts Fair in Hyde Park on • Industrial Strength black garbage Saturday, Nov. 17. Running from 9 a.m. to bags 3 p.m. at Regina Coeli School, the craft • Heavy duty rubber gloves fair will feature over 40 vendors, door priz- • Water es, a bake shop and White Elephant Tag • Non-perishable food items sale. Call 845-229-8589 or email rccraft- • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo/conditioner, feminine for details. products) Delamater Conference Center of the • Baby Diapers Beekman Arms will host the 35th Annual • Baby Wipes Group Holiday Show and Sale this week- • New Underwear and Socks (all end with over 17 specialty vendors on dis- sizes, kids and adults) play, Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. - 8 • Gas Cans p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Flashlights and batteries On Thanksgiving weekend, Dutchess • Toilet paper • Hand sanitizer Community College will host its 41st an• Generators nual craft fair featuring more than 100 artisans and specialty food-makers. On Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., one of the area’s most anticipated handmade craft events will rival the big box stores after Black Friday. Items for sale include jewelry, fiber arts, clothing, candles, soaps and oils, decorative painting, photographs, toys, collectibles, ceramics, porcelain, floral arrangements and works in glass, metal, leather and wood by vendors from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Admission to the DCC Craft Fair is $6 or $4 for seniors, DCC students, staff and alumni. Children under 12 are free. Those with special needs are invited to beat the crowds with a preview at 9:30 a.m.

Sinterklaas joins the Sandy Relief Effort

“Let It Be Known: The What, Why and How of Advanced Care Planning;” Monday, Nov. 19; 2 p.m.; Center for Healthy Aging, 6529 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck; Reservations required; 877-729-2444. Introduction to Mah Jongg; Monday, Nov. 19; 2:15 p.m.; Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg; or Holistic Stress Management; Monday, Nov. 19; 6 p.m.; Arlington Branch Library, 504 Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie; 845-485-3445 ext. 3702. Adult Book Club; Tuesday, Nov. 20; 7 p.m.; Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Rd., Staatsburg; Discussion of “Half-Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls; or

Annual Ferncliff Forest Turkey Trot; Thursday, Nov. 22; 6:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. race; 99 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; “The Nutcracker;” Nov. 23-25; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.; The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck; $20; 845-876-3080 or The Machine; Saturday, Nov. 24; 7:30 p.m.; The Chance, 6 Crannell St., Poughkeepsie; $20-35; Graham Parker and the Rumour; Sunday, Nov. 25; 7 p.m.; Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; $43, $38 Bardavon members; 845-473-2072 or “Hello Hi There;” Tuesday, Nov. 27; 6 and 8 p.m.; Fisher Center, Theater Two, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; A play without actors where computer “chatter bots” discuss human nature; $20, $5 Bard students; 845-758-7900 or “Menopause the Musical;” Nov. 27-29; 8 p.m.; Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie; $44.50-$54.50; 845-473-2072 or “Autumn Vegetables: Tasting Your Favorite Recipes;” Wednesday, Nov. 28; 10 a.m.; Cordes Hall, Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill St., Rhinebeck; 845-876-5280. > >continued on page 15

UPCOMING Broadway Connection; Wednesday, Nov. 21; 1:30 p.m.; Arbor Ridge at Brookmeade, 11 Mountain Laurel Ln., Rhinebeck; Broadway musicals and selections featured on the radio


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The long and the short

BY ANN LAFARGE Try to imagine this, sixty-four years rs l, after they published your first novel, you surprise your publishers with a new one. You’ree 97-years-old. And incidentally, you tell them that you’ree working on another novel, as well. n Sound like a dream? Well, it came true for Herman Wouk. His publisher at Simon and Schuster, Jonathan Karp, revealed that the last time he spoke with Mr. Wouk on the phone, “he told me he had to excuse himself because his personal trainer had arrived and it was time for his workout.” Wow. And what’s the novel about? Why, it’s about ... Moses. Sort of. “The Lawgiver” ($26) is an epistolary novel which, these days, means not only letters and phone calls but also emails, faxes, text messages and Skype transcripts. A mogul from Australia named Gluck, along with his wheelchair and his Aborigine caretaker, flies over to see Wouk and encourages him to write the Moses story as a screenplay. He finally agrees to consult only, and a young screenwriter, Margo Solovei (who will remind some readers of Marjorie Morningstar), gets the job. And who will play the part of Moses, now that Charlton Heston and Burt Lancaster are no longer around? And, the novel seems to ask, is Moses, star of the Hebrew Bible, still relevant? It’s not easy. Moses is elusive. Margo says, “You’ve got two ‘Lawrence of Arabias’ in length and a hero nobody can write.” But, she adds, “I’d still like to do this film.” Wouk’s wife of 63 years, Betty Sarah, gets into the act when she reads a draft of the screenplay and opines. “Shallow. Shallow.” And how about the hunk of an actor, Henry Pines, whose last name is pronounced in two syllables? And can “this story, recorded millennia ago on rolled-up animal skins – such as us Jews still unroll once a week to read from on Shabbat – holds yet, in varying versions, for half the planet’s believers” work ... on the screen? Read this one. You’ll smile all the way through. But the holidays are getting closer and closer. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time for a good long novel or biography, or even a rousing thriller, so it’s a good idea to keep a couple of collections of short stories, essays, etc. open on the bedside table. Two that are giving me many moments of stolen pleasure are collections of essays, mainly on the light side, by a couple of favorite writers. James Wood, whose “How Fiction Works” is the serious reader’s bible, has written a series of delightful essays, well-titled “The Fun Stuff and


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Other Essays” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $27). Did you know that the super-serious and oh-so-eminent Edmund Wilson, known as “the literary conscience of the age” and author of “Axel’s Castle ,” lost his virginity at the age of 25 to Edna St.Vincent Millay? Or that Anais Nin slept with him “in order to win his critical approval of her work.” But seriously, this is deep stuff too. Have you, like this reader, ever wondered what negative capability really is? Or how to define post-modernism? Read on, and smile to learn that Henry James was snooty about Thomas Hardy. Read about your favorites including Ian McEwan, Kazuo Ishiguro and Cormac McCarthy. This is a lovely book, essential to the library of every constant reader. Having recently read Julian Barnes’s wonderful novel, “The Sense of an Ending,” I couldn’t wait to get my paws on his new collection of short pieces. “Through the Window – Seventeen Essays and a Short Story” (a Vintage Trade Paperback original, $16) iis essentially about writing. Starting with the novelist JJohn Updike, one of the century’s favorite writers and ccertainly among the most prolific, and his unforgettable ccharacter, Rabbit Angstrom, hero of the great tetrology, th the Rabbit quartet, are so “emblematically American.” “R “Rereading the Quartet,” Barnes writes, “I was struck by how much of it is about running away.” He adds an Updike poem, “The Author Observes His Birthday, 20 2005” which includes the ominous lines: “For who, in that unthinkable future, when I am dead, will read? The printed page was just a half-millennium’s brief wonder ...” This collection is a treasure trove, with pieces on George Orwell, Kipling, and a short story called “Homage to Hemingway.” The book ends with a fabulous essay, “Regulating Sorrow,” which contains the thought-provoking question, “What is grief at times but a car-crash of cliché?” and in which he discuss grief memoirs by Joyce Carol Oates and Joan Didion. Quips that “foreign travel is advised, so is getting a dog.” And asks the question, “what constitutes success in mourning?” Stuff your favorite reader’s Christmas stocking with this book. And speaking about getting a dog, why is it that there are so many more books about them than about, say, cats? In what is probably the season’s most eccentric book, Peter Trachtenberg opines that “It’s easier to write about a dog than a cat ... with dogs, it’s all about you.” And what, exactly, is Trachtenberg’s new book really about you may ask as you close its last page? But along the way you’ll have many smiles and a few tears while reading “Another Insane Devotion – On the Love of Cats and Persons” (Da Capo Press, $24). With its central story of a thousand-mile trip back to his Hudson Valley home, where a cat-sitter has reported the disappearance of his favorite cat, Biscuit, this book is also the story of a perhaps-disappearing wife, known only as “F,” and the fierce and tender bonds of love between people and between people and cats. Along the way, there are stories of cats in the Bible, cats in the Middle Ages, riffs on Plato, Augustine and Proust, and a wonderful tale of the couple’s trip to Italy where they fell in love with a kitten named Gattino. The book, in all its richness and humor, ends when the author arrives back at his upstate home to search for Biscuit, and tells us about loving a cat, loving a human being and where those loves can take us. If you’re not already an ailurophile, this book will turn you into one. 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@

2nd Annual Family Holiday Scavenger Hunt; Saturday, Dec. 1; 1:30 p.m.; Poughkeepsie River District and Little Italy; Pick up item card and area map at Caffe Aurora, 145 Mill St.; 845-473-2072 or

<< continued from page 11 Discussion with Caleb Carr; Thursday, Nov. 29; 7 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6442 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; New York Times bestselling author talks about “The Legend of Broken;” 845-576-0500. 19th Annual Celebration of Lights Parade and Fireworks; Friday, Nov. 30; 6:30 p.m.; Main and Garden Sts., Poughkeepsie; Parade will proceed down Main St. to Dongan Square Park on Clover St.; 845-473-2072 or Historian Marilyn Hatch; Friday, Nov. 30; 7:30 p.m.; Rhinebeck Methodist Church, 83 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; Discussion on the history of the Rhinebeck Methodist Church. Bard Sustainability Leadership Workshop; Nov. 30-Dec. 2; Bard College, Annandaleon-Hudson; Interactive workshop open to all students; $30 which includes lodging for nonlocal guests; 845-752-4514 or


A scrumptious ending to Thanksgiving

BY CAROLINE CAREY As we prepare for the wonderful day that is Thanksgiving, we spend a lot of time on the turkey and the side dishes, and then call the local bakery to order dessert. But change that up this year and make your own delicious pies. These two pie recipes are so easy that anyone can make them, and you will wow your guests. I have been making the sour cream apple pie since I was the pastry chef at a Cape Cod inn during high school, and have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love it. Serve them with Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream. And, make sure you have enough left over for Friday morning.

Sour Cream Apple Pie Ingredients:


9” pie crust, baked at 350 degrees for 8 -10 minutes 1 1/4 cup sugar 8 tablespoons flour 1 cup sour cream 1 beaten egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cups chopped apples 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup butter

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine 3/4 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons flour. Add sour cream, egg, vanilla and salt and beat till smooth. Stir in chopped apples and pour into pie shell. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes, until filling is almost set. Make topping with 1/2 cup of sugar blended into 6 tablespoons flour, cinnamon and butter until the mixture is crumbly. Spread topping on pie and bake 10 minutes longer. Serve at room temperature (also great cold the next morning).


Pumpkin Custard Pie

9” pie crust, baked at 350 degrees for 8 -10 minutes 3 eggs 1 cup heavy cream 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon allspice 1 cup mashed pumpkin 1 tablespoon finely cut preserved or candied ginger

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: The Musical;” Nov. 30-Dec. 16; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; 3 p.m. Sundays; The Center for Performing Arts, Rte. 308, Rhinebeck; $26, $24 senior, child; 845-876-3080 or

Paws for the Season; Saturday, Dec. 1; 3-7 p.m.; Eckert Fine Art, 34 Main St., Millerton; New York Times best selling author Captain Luis Carlos Montalván will dedicating copies of “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him” with his service dog, Tuesday; Free; 518-592-1330.

Start your skating outdoors BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF

The Bear Mountain Ice Rink is officially open for the season with public ice skating sessions in the outdoor uncovered rink. Public skate sessions take place Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 -11:30 a.m. and noon-1:30 p.m., Fridays from 8-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 a.m. Special Thanksgiving Eve hours are set for 10-11:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. and Thanksgiving Day starting at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost to skate is $4 per person, ages 12 and up, and $5 after 6 p.m. Children ages 4 to 11 are $3 and $4 after 6 p.m. Skate rentals are $4. For details, call 845-786-2701.

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Matinees (shows before 6pm) One late day matinee during the week.



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Late matinees in parenthesis

1:15 (4:15) 7:00 9:20 Wreck it Ralph in 3D (PG) Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 (PG-13) 1:00 1:45(3:25) (4:15) 6:15 7:15 8:45 9:40 Argo (R) 1:25 (4:00) 7:05 9:35 Skyfall (PG-13) 12:55 2:00 (3:45)(5:00) 6:45 8:00 9:35 Flight (R) 1:00 (4:00) 6:55 9:40

Twilight Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 (PG-13) Skyfall (PG-13) Wreck It Ralph in 3D (PG) Argo (R)

1:25 (4:20) 7:15 9:35 1:00 (4:00) 6:55 9:40 1:15 (4:15) 7:00 9:15 1:30 (4:00) 7:05 9:30


Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat the eggs to mix well, then mix in the remaining ingredients. Pour into pie shell. Bake 35 – 40 minutes till filling is set, but the center will still jiggle. Serve warm or at room temperature. Hudson valley news | | November 14, 2012 {15}


INViewLIVING COLOR the spectrum of colors interpreted by 15 artists during the “Living Color” Group BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF

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Art Show opening this weekend at Wells Fargo at Montgomery Row in Rhinebeck. In coordination with RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon, “Living Color” boasts photographs and paintings full of florals and landscapes along with vintage car paintings, still lifes and other representations of color that are full of life. An artists reception will be held this Saturday, Nov. 17 from 5-7 p.m. “Living Color” will be on display through January 28, 2013. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Art may be purchased through the RiverWinds Gallery at 845-838-2880 or

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BY HV NEWS STAFF The farmers’ market season is winding down but not out as several locations are moving indoors to continue to provide fresh produce. The Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market begins its winter market at town hall with dates on Dec. 2, 16 and 30, Jan. 13 and 27, Feb. 10 and 24, March 10 and 24 and ending in April 7 and 21. The Arlington Farmers’ Market can now be found indoors in the North Atrium at Vassar College every Thursday from 3-7 p.m. “Folks don’t have to give up fresh quality food just because it’s getting colder in the Hudson Valley,” said Ken Oldehoff, director of marketing and sustainability for Vassar’s Campus Dining. “Our area is blessed with wonderful farmland as well as creative people who make sure that we can get a variety of local foods throughout the year. If you shop at a winter farmers market you’re supporting local growers and businesses and you’re eating well. I

can’t think of a better, tastier way to support your community.” In addition to the indoor market, Winter Sun Farm will be offering a 5-month Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) winter share for the Poughkeepsie community as well as a special four-month share for Vassar students. Winter Sun buys vegetables and berries from Hudson Valley farms all summer and fall and freezes them at the peak of freshness at its facility in Kingston. Shares are then distributed to CSA members from December through April (January is excluded for Vassar students). Each monthly share contains seven items. The first share in December is projected to include sweet corn, butternut squash puree, green beans, peppers, tomato, blueberries, and pea shoots. For more information about the CSA, contact Winter Sun at For more information on the Arlington indoor farmers’ market, or if you are interested in becoming a vendor contact Alistair Hall at


BY HV NEWS STAFF Tymor Community Market, Union Vale’s farmers market, has only two more scheduled markets for 2012. On Sunday, November 18 and Sunday, December 16, 12 to 4 p.m. the market will be set up inside the senior center. New vendors are always welcome as long as

items are handmade or homegrown. Tymor Park is the largest town park in New York with 500 acres of trails, streams, a lake, equestrian facility and more. For more information, call 845 724 5691 or email tymorcommunitymarket@

BY HV NEWS STAFF Customers of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation are being warned about three people posing as utility employees attempting to gain access to residences. According to the New York State Police and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, three men posing as Central Hudson employees – wearing safety vests and driving a silver pick-up truck with a yellow light on the roof – recently visited at least three residences in Kerhonkson and Stone Ridge. “They claimed they were to change the electric meters, but apparently their true intention was to commit burglaries and larcenies,” said Charles A. Freni, senior vice president of customer services. “Police officials indicated that at least two burglaries were committed, allegedly by these three individuals.” Central Hudson reminds customers that its employees and authorized contractors carry photo identification, and

will always display it upon request. “Our customers’ safety and security are of utmost importance to us. Do not hesitate to ask our employees or contractors for identification before allowing them on your property or into your home or business,” said Freni. “If, after seeing identification, there is still any uncertainty, ask the individual to wait outside and contact local law enforcement or call us for verification,” said Freni. “We are more than willing to accommodate a request for identification,” said Freni. “Residents should never feel embarrassed to ask, and our employees will not take offense. Confirming the identity of our employees is the smart thing to do.” Customers with any questions about an employee’s identity should call local law enforcement or may contact Central Hudson at 845-452-2700 or 1-800-5272714.

Pleasant Valley Rotary assists Dutchess Outreach’s Coat Distribution

Pleasant Valley Rotary Club members, pictured from the left, Martha Fraleigh, Kathy and Dave Kruger, Jim Pelton and Pete Fraleigh assisted Dutchess Outreach in sorting and distributing warm winter coats Nov. 10 at Pleasant Valley town hall, one of seven distribution sites in Dutchess County where Dutchess Outreach provides coats to those in need in an annual effort to assure that everyone stays warm during the coldest months. Pleasant Valley Rotary has been involved in service projects in the community and around the world since 1978. Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting Nov. 27, Dec. 4 or 18 at 6 p.m. at the Village Restaurant on Rte. 44 to learn more about the club and its projects. Photo submitted. Hudson valley news | | November 14, 2012 {17}

Denim and Diamonds Gala celebrates Dutchess groups Event to honor “Women of the Year” and “Organization of the Year” BY HV NEWS STAFF The Junior League of Poughkeepsie will honor Denise Van Buren, Carla Gude and Dutchess Outreach at the second annual Denim & Diamonds gala event on November 17, 2012 at the Alumnae House of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. The “Women of the Year” are recognized for having made significant and lasting contributions in the community or workplace to further the interests of women and families, acted as a role model for achievement to other women, or otherwise enhanced the lives of the citizens of Dutchess County. Van Buren is the corporate secretary and vice president of corporate communications for Central Hudson Gas & Electric and the author of several local, historical books. She is honored this year for her enduring contributions to Dutchess County. Her extensive list of current volunteer work includes: capital campaign co-chair for Our Lady of Lourdes High School, New York State Regent for the Daughters of the American Revolution, and board member for Fishkill Rural Cemetery, Locust Grove Historic Site, Hudson River Valley Institute, Dutchess County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Dutchess County Historical Society and Stony Kill Foundation, Inc. Gude is a former vice president of technology for IBM. She is a trustee and vice chair of the Franklin. W. Olin College of Engineering and a trustee and vice chair of Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Over the years, she has been involved in many other non-profit, community-based activities. She has been a member of the Poughkeepsie Junior League for forty years and the Poughkeepsie Garden Club for ten years. This year’s addition of the “Organization of the Year” award allows the League to highlight a non-profit agency that makes a significant positive impact on women and families in Dutchess County. The 2012 recipient, Dutchess Outreach, has provided “food, clothing, and caring” to local families since 1974. Their mission guides them to help people who have no other resources to become self-sufficient and to promote community awareness of hunger and other social problems. Among their many critical services, Dutchess Outreach provides advocacy and referral, manages a food pantry, and operates the Lunch Box which provides nutritious meals to 250 people per day. The Junior League of Poughkeepsie is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Founded in 1919, The Junior League of Poughkeepsie is one of the oldest of the 298 Leagues worldwide and is part of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Tickets to the event are available to the public at $135 per person.


New Paltz Professor Emerita to receive 2012 New York State Art Educator of the Year Award BY HV NEWS STAFF Professor Emerita Margaret Johnson, Ph.D. will be given the 2012 New York State Art Educator of the Year Award by the New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA). Dr. Johnson will be presented with the award at the NYSATA annual conference to be held in Rochester, Nov. 16-18. Partial criteria for the award includes: development of an outstanding art education program at the local and/or state level; contributions to curriculum design at the local and/or state level; development of a philosophy and theory of art education that reflects best practice and is visible both in and outside of the classroom; and commitment and dedication to the field of art education through strong advocacy, compassion, and helpfulness to students and colleagues.

“This award underscores a most important aspect of my tenure at SUNY New Paltz: that of creating a strong relationship with New York’s art teachers so that our students can work with mentors and future colleagues,” Johnson said. Johnson previously received the 2011 NYSATA Region 7 Art Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 Special Citation from the NYSATA for initiating, developing, and hosting the annual SUNY New Paltz/NYSATA-Region 7 Art Teachers Symposia. Johnson has been an art educator for 40 years. She started her teaching career in New Hampshire where she taught middle level and high school art for 15 years. She moved to New York in 2001 to teach at SUNY New Paltz and served as director of the Art Education Program until her retirement in 2011.

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Hyde Park Dairy Queen closed for the season Sunday. Photo by Jim Langan.

Red Hook High School students attend UN Day

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BY HV NEWS STAFF Members of Red Hook Rotary’s High School service club, Interact, attended Rotary International’s recent United Nations Day in New York City. While there, the students learned about local and international service projects in which they can participate. The Red Hook Rotary meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Apple a Day Diner, South Broadway, Red Hook. Visitors are always welcome. Red Hook Rotary is part of Rotary International’s commitment to eradicate polio from the world. For more information, go to


Disconnected Journey: The Travelogue of Thomas Reed, Jr., of Rhinebeck BY KRISTA MILLER In this modern world of Facebook, Foursquare, and Flickr, the idea of manually writing down one’s thoughts and itineraries may seem inefficient and antiquated. With unlimited access to the internet via laptop, smartphone, or Wi-Fi enabled camera, a majority of people today have no concept of taking the time to write in a journal or of storing their printed photos in an album for later viewing. Nowadays everything has to be instantaneous and be able to simultaneously entertain us and connect us to the rest of the world. When Thomas Reed, a native of Rhinebeck, set out in 1893 to travel around the globe, he was armed with only his leather-bound journal. He had neither the desire to maintain constant contact with friends or family nor the great need to document every minute aspect of his adventures. He simply wanted experiences. Through a translated copy of Reed’s diary, which encompasses his journey through Europe and Asia between 1893 and 1894, we can begin to understand just how much the world around us has changed since Reed’s time due to this radical advancement of technology. Although Reed maintained the diary, he neither captured everything that he did nor did he seem to be that interested in keeping every detail for posterity. Unlike today, where social networking has made it terribly tempting to tell friends, family, and strangers about a humorous sign one saw or share an elegantly lit photo taken whilst at the gym, Reed’s world was completely different. Because there was no such technology available at the turn of the century, it was common for travelers to keep such diaries as a way to share with their loved ones once their trip was over. And because travelling was sometimes a long and slow process, it could be months before the diary could be read. Reed’s experience was interesting on several levels. Not only did he spend months touring Europe and Asia’s greatest monuments, museums, and landscapes, he also managed to find himself in several precarious situations, all of which were hastily scribbled in his well-worn notebook. Reed began his trek in June of 1893, on the steamer Rhartra. Hamburg, Germany was the destination and the museum circuit was

the prize at the end of a long journey. After two weeks at sea, in which the hearty adventurer suffered nary a bout of seasickness, he arrived at the Hotel d’l Europe. His observations are brief, “went in evening to Circus Rentz, American clowns, hardly speak English.” It is like this for most of his diary entries; Reed liked to make lists rather than provide a thorough narration. Reed, judging from his writing, was an avid fan of architecture. In Austria, Reed visited Saint Stephen’s church in Vienna where he was able to view the hearts of an “imp family” in various urns. Reed’s diary calls to mind more questions than answers. Due to the use of his shorthand and somewhat rushed notations, much of the day to day story is lost to memory. Ironically, texting in the modern world has demoted the written word to a variety of shortcuts and the same occurs: the loss of emotion and meaning. Perhaps Reed was more ahead of his time then he knew! It is interesting to note Reed’s continued nonchalance throughout his trip. In what appears to be the same breath, he completes a short description of how forty yen in Shanghai only amounts to twenty American dollars and lightly mentions going through quarantine for two days in regards to an outbreak of the Black Plague in Canton. After returning to the United States for the winter of 1893, Reed went back overseas to continue his trip. Sailing from Vancouver on the Empress of China, the trip started off poorly with a progressive bout of seasickness. It is from this point, too, that the journal itself seems more rushed and hurried. Reed never gives a proper explanation as his entries become brief, some pared down to only a sentence or two. After the aforementioned quarantine, Reed perhaps had had enough of China and moved back towards Europe. Reed’s troubles, however, were far from over. Italy was the next stop, with spectacular views of the active volcano Stromboli and several tours of the most famous cities including Rome and Pompeii. Reed expands his brief descriptions somewhat for this leg of the journey, citing Rome as housing “fine streets…nicely paved.” According to Reed’s entry for July 2, 1894, he was brought before the Italian Investura. Reed was falsely believed to be the escaped convict Charles N. Summers.

As per his usual style, Reed neither explains nor laments this event, merely writing that he managed to prove his identity with the help of the American Minister and one Mr. Wood. By July 4, all was set right and Reed was back on the proverbial road. After this traumatic event, Reed visited Italy’s renowned Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican. He left July 12 for Venice and eventually ended up in Munich, Germany. In another turn of events, Reed appears to have fallen ill and “began the cure” in Dolginburger. He complains about weighing 186 pounds. Was he perhaps suffering the ill effects from eating too much rich food? Reed is vague in his explanation. For his treatment, he is required to take two glasses of “Schlos brunnen” and then one glass of “Schlos brunnen” and two glasses of “Felsingellan.” These may have been drink mixtures made from natural springs in the area as the place appears to be some sort of health resort or infirmary. Reed meets many Americans here. He stays for four weeks and loses seven pounds under treatment. Apparently, weight loss was the goal and he leaves August 12, 1894. This last adventure appears to be the final big event in Reed’s travels. He returns to Paris, where he seems much happier, and it is assumed he returned to New York before winter. The diary narrative ends here. Reed however did provide more information about his travels. This “appendix” is located in the back the notebook. Here, Reed listed travel goals, places he wanted to visit and places he did, as well as a list of items and clothing he purchased. What we can learn from Reed is that the 19th century idea of travel, vacation,

and the documentation of it all, is in many ways vastly different from the modern concept, yet in some instances it is completely the same. Reed travelled to see the world. He went to various museums and points of interest. He ate the local fare and enjoyed the local customs. The modern traveler does the same, though perhaps they document it more thoroughly via social networking and digital images. Reed had the most modern of tools for the time, pen and paper. Although his diary is very vague in spots and is indecipherable in some instances, Reed managed to write down his thoughts, ideas and experiences. He was not under pressure to capture the most perfect photo via Instagram for immediate upload on Facebook. There was no need to constantly update Twitter or text someone from back home. He could simply immerse himself in world culture and enjoy his travels. While explicit documentation may be beneficial for posterity’s sake, it can still take one out of the experience itself. It becomes easy to lose the magic and intrigue of exploration. Thomas Reed did what most of the modern world no longer can, he disconnected and reconnected to his environment. All material and information attributed to the Diary of Thomas Reed, Jr: World Tour, 1893-1894, transcribed by Earl P. Carlin, who died in 2012. Mr. Carlin’s wife, the former Louise Hill, was a greatniece of Thomas Reed, Jr. Miller, the author of this piece, is a senior completing her studies in Public History at The University at Albany, and served an extended internship with the Museum of Rhinebeck History. To respond to this column, email editorial@

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NDH Community Lecture Series Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck is completing its free Fall Community Lecture Series on various topics. Attendees must register by calling 877-729-2444. This is the last lecture for the fall season. On Monday, November 19 at 2 p.m. in the Center for Healthy Aging at 6529 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck (not the hospital but another building), Lauren A. Ferrone, MS, Case Manager at VBMC will speak on “Let It Be Known: The What, Why, and How of Advanced Care Planning.”

Thanksgiving Eve Service The Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church invites the community to come to their annual Thanksgiving Pie Night on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Wayne Chadwell’s home in Clinton Corners. There will be fellowship and some prayers. Then everyone gets to eat some pie. Each family is requested to bring a pie or two to share. For more information, directions, or questions, call Pastor Way at 845-635-1189.

Clinton Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule The Clinton town offices, Highway Department, Justice Court Office and Court, and library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23. On Saturday, Nov. 24, the town offices and library will be closed, but the town recycling center will be open as usual from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

No Parking on Roads The Town of Clinton has a local law that prohibits the parking on public roads from Nov. 15 to April 15. This law is needed to safely permit snow and ice control efforts to be done on public roads. Any violators will have their vehicle ticketed and/ or towed away at the owner’s expense. Please comply and thus allow the highway crews to make the roads passable and safe. Many other local governments have this same law with possibly different dates and requirements. Check with your local government before the snows come and you have a problem.

Senior Luncheon Report The Evangelical Free Church of Clinton Corners held their senior luncheon on Nov.

Solas An Lae Dance Company performing at the Hope – Dance for a Cure fundraiser at Rhinebeck High School. Photo submitted.

6 at their Church in Clinton Corners. In keeping with the day being Election Day, red, white, and blue were the theme colors. A visually impaired gentleman, Tom Fiorino, came from Poughkeepsie to play background piano music from the 40s and 50s, to the delight of the attendees, before the luncheon started. Upton Lake Christian School Principal Dee Hoiem welcomed the seniors and reminded all to vote. She read from Joshua 14 about keeping God in the forefront every day. After a brief blessing, the meal was served. It started with a Waldorf salad and the entree was creamed chicken with peas, a biscuit, and baby carrots. Dessert was a large slice of ginger bread topped with whipped cream. Lynda Lee read the three questions for the Bible Challenge. They came from the Book of Ephesians. The winners each received a prize. Next month, the questions will come from Luke Chapters 1 and 2. The speaker was Craig Marshall who is the Town of Clinton historian. He gave a quick history of the Town of Clinton. It started as part of the Nine Partners’ Grants and the Little Nine Partners’ Grants in the 1600s. In 1788, the Town of Clinton came into existence. It included the current Clinton and most of the towns of Pleasant Valley and Hyde Park. In 1821, Clinton obtained its current boundaries. In the 1700s, the land was good for farming and the Hudson River provided easy transportation to New York City and Albany. After farming became more extensive, various mills came with homes for the workers. Stores followed with blacksmiths and other services. These were located usually at significant road intersections and thus the seven hamlets developed. At that time, much of the land was either farmland or pasture with wood lots scattered where farming was not practical. Today, most of the countryside is wooded again with second growth trees. You can easily find the old fields by seeing the stone walls located throughout today’s forests. In 1850, the railroads appeared and provided easy access for transportation

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of goods and also to transport children to school in Poughkeepsie. In the early 1900s, there was Upton Lake Amusement Park which brought many people to the area and many guest houses appeared. A popular spot was Wing’s Dance Hall (1907 - 1950), in the hamlet of Clinton Corners, with Wing’s band playing. These are some of the histories that were quickly mentioned; Upton Lake Grange, the 10 one-room schoolhouses, Clinton Alliance Church, Masonic Lodge, the fire departments, and others. The Women’s Christian Temperance League was very prominent in the community for many years. Craig showed some of the artifacts given to the Clinton Historical Society and a portion of its post card collection that provides more incite as to how the Town looked over time. He solicited postcards and other historical documents that the society can scan and then return the original back to the owner. If you have any artifacts that you may wish to donate, contact Craig. There is a town history prepared by former Town Historian Bill McDermott which is available from the society. Contact Craig on 845-242-5879, for more information on any of these items. After the luncheon, many attendees came and looked at the postcards and artifacts. Janet Ludlow reminded the attendees to vote and conducted the door prize raffle. It was won by Adelaide Jasmine from Millbrook. The next luncheon will be on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Hope – Dance for a Cure Fundraiser Report The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Team in Training sponsored a Hope – Dance for a Cure fundraiser on the evening of Oct. 13 at the Rhinebeck High School auditorium. All the proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. A silent auction was held before the performance. There were a large variety of items in the auction including homemade soap and salt baskets, Madison bags, gift certificates,

iPod shuffles, dance bags, a margarita set and other items. Tara Sherman welcomed the attendees and gave a brief background on the Team in Training which provides coaching and support for people to compete in endurance events in memory of their loved ones. A short video was shown about Team in Training fund raising for cancer. Tara lost her dad, Doug Sherman, to non-hodgkins lymphoma in December 1995. Tara commented that one of the most important lessons he taught her was to give of yourself to help others. It is in his memory that she is raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a participant in their Team in Training program. A portion of the video showed Tara’s early childhood with many joyful scenes with her father. The Solas An Lae Dance Company from Red Hook performed. The dancers started with single dancers performing on stage and gradually increasing to four then six and finally the full company. They danced in soft shoes and in Irish hard shoes. The dancers ranged in age from 10 through 14. The background music was soul, Van Morrison, and contemporary Irish. The finale was an Irish jig dance. Tara Sherman, who organized the event, Artistic Director Deirdre Lowry and Executive Director Patrick Brown from Solas An Lae came on stage with the dancers to a standing ovation. Tara announced that this was a very successful fundraiser and thanked all who came. Thanks are given to Tara, Deirdre, Patrick, all the dancers, all others who helped, and not to be forgotten, to the attendees for their support. To learn more about Solas An Lae Dance Company and their future performances, visit their web page To learn more about Team in Training, visit their web page or call 518438-3583. To respond to Ray Oberly’s column, email

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BY HEIDI JOHNSON Thankfully, the nor’easter last week caused little damage to our area and nothing more than a sloppy commute for many of us. I was completely unprepared for snow, which is silly since I work for the power company and as such, attended several weather briefings before the storm hit. I did take my truck to work, and I also thought to bring my snow boots, but that’s about it. When I came out of work at 6 p.m. with the blowing snow swirling around my head and about 3 inches built up on my car I remembered – no snow brush, no gloves. Getting my car cleared off without those two essentials was a bit of a challenge, but I managed to get it done without getting frostbite. And the next morning, fully expecting a two hour delay, I let my kids sleep in. After my shower, I checked my email and there was no message from the Pine Plains school district. Uh oh. There wasn’t time to get my son on his bus, which comes at 6:45 a.m., so I had to drive him to school. The roads were completely clear of snow all the way up to Pine Plains, and back down to Poughkeepsie. Our local road crews must have plowed all night. It was really nice not to have to deal with slippery roads on the way to school and work. Thanks, highway guys and girls for such a great job on our first snow of the season!

More Football News Last Friday night was the football banquet at Stissing Mountain High School. This is where the coaches and parents come together to celebrate the season and congratulate the players from all three teams (modified, JV and varsity) for their hard work and dedication. We shared a terrific pot-luck dinner, and then watched a video of season highlights put together by the father of player Scott Solazzo. After dinner, the coaches of each team spoke about their seasons, mentioning special moments that either inspired, or in some cases, amused them. For example, JV Coach Jim Jackson recalled the time that my son Niall (6’5”) and Brandon Simmons (6’6”) were making a substitution. Brandon was running off the field while Niall was running on. They ran right at each other, so Niall stepped to

Bombers football seniors share a moment with Coach Tom Povall, far right, after the football awards dinner last Friday at Stissing High School. Pictured, left to right: Scott Solazzo, Trevor Amato, Joe Wendover, Jake Gomm and Coach Povall (wearing the autographed jersey given to him by the team). Seniors not pictured are Raine Owens, Shawn Kellum and Davion McMahon. Photo by Heidi Johnson

his right. Brandon stepped to his left, and blam! They ran right into each other. We all had a good laugh at the mental picture of these to giants having a head-on collision. JV Coach Chris Hurst shared his thoughts on how much his team improved during the year, and how well they played as a team. He gave out two awards, but I lost my notes and can only remember one – Most Improved Player went to Tim Hennessy. Coach Hurst explained that Tim didn’t want to play on the line. He wanted to be a receiver. But, the team needed him as a lineman and so he learned the new position and never once complained. Coach went on to quote Tim as saying “Coach, I am not going to be a slacker.” He was true to his word, and much deserved the honor of Most Improved Player. Varsity Coach Tom Povall then took the floor and talked about the varsity season. The team finished 2 and 7, which Coach admitted “wasn’t a good year.” However, what the win-loss record doesn’t show is how much grit and determination the team showed in playing against teams much larger than Pine Plains. Coach Povall recounted the story of the Pine Plains vs. Red Hook game. This game, coach explained, was entirely played with 11 players. It was about 100 degrees out that day, and the team had no substitutes. So, everyone had to play every single down on both sides of the ball. The score was

lopsided, but Coach Povall said that Pine Plains players still fought as hard on the last play as they did on the first. Red Hook, with “about 70 guys on their team” started to look hot and tired, while our team kept on driving down to the last whistle. Coach Povall then handed out the awards for his team, which were: Sportsmanship Award to Jake Gomm and Most Valuable Player to Joe Wendover. Both players deserved these honors as they are excellent football players, and also really nice young men. Coach Povall told the group that after every game, the opposing coach always said to him, “I don’t know who that #23 is, but he is the nicest kid I have ever met.” That #23 was Jake Gomm, and thus it is no surprise at all that he was awarded the Sportsmanship honor. It was a lovely evening and all of us parents are grateful to Coaches Jackson, Hurst and Povall for their dedication to our young players, and also to the moms that organized the dinner so we could all eat well and celebrate our teams’ accomplishments. I will have more on this story next week, including any info on the modified awards which were handed out at the same time as JV/Varsity only in another room.

Chess Club at Stanford Library It’s not too late to join the Chess Club at the library which started yesterday,

Nov. 13. Open to students in grades three through six, the club will meet from 3:45 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons (please note correction from last week). Transportation to the library can be arranged through the school secretaries, but you must first register for the program by calling the library at 845-868-1341. And, of course, parents need to pick up their children at 5 p.m. This is a great program so students with any interest in the game of chess should check it out.

Stanford Grange Roast Pork Dinner Our friends at the Grange are at it again. Their annual Roast Pork Dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Grange Hall. There will be one serving at 2 p.m. The menu will include French onion soup, roast pork, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, red cabbage, glazed carrots, apple pie for dessert and assorted beverages. Cost is $12 per person; half price for children age five to 12. There will be a door prize drawing and a bake sale raffle. For reservations, please contact Louise Woodcock at 845-868-7548. That’s it for my news this week. See you all next Wednesday. Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845392-4348 or

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BY HV NEWS STAFF Tymor Park Holiday Lighting Ceremony has cancelled its annual holiday lighting ceremony due to economic costs this season. According to the Union Vale Parks and Recreation Department, the town council has been searching for ways to reduce expenditures in order to keep town taxes at a reasonable rate. Due to the number of man hours, cost of electricity, rental equipment and needed supplies, the Tymor Park Lighting Ceremony has been cancelled for the season and into the foreseeable future. The town council welcomes the public’s comments on this matter and the council is not opposed to reinstating the lights in future years if there is sufficient community support and interest. The department goes on to say, “This was a very hard decision for the Council to make since it is perceived that ‘so many’ (including the Council) love to visit Tymor Park to see the lights, but without any hard data as to the number of residents who visit or support this activity it was an area that has been deemed excess. We apologize for any inconvenience this brings you, please let the town council know if you agree or disagree with this decision so that they know whether to fund the Park Lighting for future years or leave things as they are.”


BY HV NEWS STAFF Grinnell Library is hosting a relief effort for victims of hurricane Sandy with a program that will allow fines for past due books to be paid off with donated items through Nov. 30. Donate any of the following items to use towards any library fines through the month: Utility/Work Gloves: $5 per pair (new/ unused) Bleach: $3 per bottle Hand Sanitizer: $2 per bottle Anti Bacterial Soap: $2 per bottle Paper Towels: $1 per roll All donations will be delivered to the victims in the devastated areas in New York. Grinnell Library is located at 2642 East Main Street in Wappingers Falls.


Friends of Taconic State Park announce completion of furnace cover project BY HV NEWS STAFF Friends of Taconic State Park celebrated the completion of its furnace cover project at the historic Copake Iron Works, located within the park, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov.11. Construction of a protective cover for the 19th century blast furnace began in October 2011 under the supervision of Edgar Masters, an early supporter of the group and, since June 2012, a commissioner for the Taconic Region OPRHP. Edgar’s staff, whose labor was contributed by Edgar, and several volunteers have worked throughout the past year to bring the project in on schedule and on budget. “History lovers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief this week knowing that our beloved furnace has some protection from the further ravages of tempest and time,” said Milbrey Zelley, president of the Friends group. Friends of Taconic State Park was established in 2008 to support cultural, recreational and educational activities within the park. The group quickly identified the preservation of the historic Copake Iron Works site, in particular the blast furnace, as its top priority. It has developed a 20 year plan to stabilize, preserve and in some cases, restore the property to the condition of its operating hey-day in the mid-1800s.

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Re-creation of the narrow gauge railroad that circumnavigated the ironworks and preservation of the many buildings on the site are included in the plan. At the Nov. 11 event, the Friends group

announced plans to carry out emergency stabilization and preservation work on the blast furnace. Experts and authorities, including retired New York State Parks historian Larry Gobrecht, consider the historic furnace to be a unique example of 19th century industrial archeology. The furnace cover project was funded by contributions from more than 225 individuals, businesses and foundations including a 50% matching grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund. Friends of Taconic State Park is within $1,000 of meeting its $150,000 fundraising goal Taconic State Park is located at 253 Rte. 344, Copake Falls. For more information, call 845-3293993 or visit details.aspx and on Facebook at facebook. com/FriendsofTSP. Pictured: Construction of a protective cover over the historic Copake Iron Works furnace has been underway for the past year. A ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 11 celebrated the completion of the project. Photos submitted.

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Candle lighting ceremony remembers lost children

BY HV NEWS STAFF On Sunday night, many people gathered in Rhinebeck and Red Hook to light candles in remembrance of a child they had lost. The ninth annual Candle Lighting Ceremony was held for anyone in the Hudson Valley area who wanted to remember a child who has died. To help those who have suffered the loss of a child, The Compassionate Friends organizes the worldwide candle lighting ceremony. This year marked the 16th anniversary of the original candle lighting. Candles were lit at 7 p.m. in Rhinebeck and Red Hook and they burned for one hour. Candles are first lit at 7 p.m. just west of the International Dateline, and an hour later in the next time zone, creating a 24-hour wave of light around the world to remember all children who have died, no matter their age or origin.

BY HV NEWS STAFF Vassar Brothers Medical Center received the National Research Corporation 2012/2013 Consumer Choice Award and is the only hospital in the Poughkeepsie-NewburghMiddletown area to receive this award. The Consumer Choice award identifies hospitals that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in over 300 markets throughout the U.S. This is the seventeenth year National Research has awarded hospitals whose consumers have recognized for providing the highest quality healthcare. Vassar Brothers has received a first place ranking for nine consecutive years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We strive for the best patient outcome and experience possible and our communities have taken notice! For that we are grateful and invigorated to provide even more outstanding care and services to our patients,â&#x20AC;? said Janet Ready, president of Vassar Brothers Medical Center.



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BY HV NEWS STAFF Mark Malone was recently named assistant vice president and branch manager of the Mid Hudson branch of Rhinebeck Bank. Malone brings seven years of banking experience to Rhinebeck Bank. Malone is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and is in the Chamber Foundation Leadership Dutchess class of 2013. He is also actively involved in Rotary International and BNI. He resides in Highland with his wife.

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‘PATTON’ COMES TO HYDE PARK BY HV NEWS STAFF One of the most iconic moments in film history is General George Patton in front of a waving American flag, and yet the film almost never got made. Go hear Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, author of the book “Making Patton: A Classic War Film’s Epic Journey to the Silver Screen” discuss the behind the scenes stories of the movie, in Hyde Park on Nov. 18. “Patton” won seven Oscars in 1971, including those for Best Picture and Best Actor. But, as Sarantakes’ will reveal, it was a film that almost didn’t get made. Sarantakes will offer an engaging and richly detailed production history of what became a critically acclaimed box office hit. He will take readers behind the scenes, even long before any scenes were ever conceived, to recount the trials and tribulations that

attended the epic efforts of producer Frank McCarthy and Twentieth Century Fox to finally bring “Patton” to the screen after eighteen years of planning. Sarantakes teaches strategy at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. “Making Patton: A Classic War Film’s Epic Journey to the Silver Screen” is his fifth book and he is currently writing a book on the Boy Scouts of America during World War II. The author talk and signing with Sarantakes will take place on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. At 3:30 p.m., the Library will screen the the 1970 film classic “Patton.” For more information about this event, contact Cliff Laube at 845-4867745 or email

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