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County executive Marc Molinaro and his daughter joined Sen. Steve Saland, U.S.S. Cmdr. Robert Thompson, Congressman Chris Gibson, wife Mary Jo Gibson and County Legislator Sue Serino watching the sailors arrive in front of the Roosevelt Cinema prior to the big parade. Photo by Jim Langan.

WAITING FOR THE CREW U.S.S. Roosevelt sailors arrive in Hyde Park BY JIM LANGAN By 8:30 a.m. on Memorial Day, the first lawn chairs began sprouting along Route 9 like so many dandelions. Most were carefully placed in the shady spots along the route, with their owners intent on returning later in the morning. Some brought newspapers and breakfast. You could tell this was no ordinary Memorial Day parade. Everyone knew

David Roosevelt, grandson of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt at the Rogers Boat Club event Monday evening.

that there were special guests coming. Those guests were the Commander and 25 crew members from the U.S.S. Roosevelt. The destroyer was in New York City as part of the annual Fleet Week festivities. The Roosevelt has a special relationship with Hyde Park and is named after both Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt. The primary organizers, including former County Legislator Dan Kuffner, Linda Bouchey and Town Historian Carney Rhinevault, began planning the event shortly after visiting the ship in port in Florida. A delegation from Hyde Park left at 4 a.m. for New York, armed with breakfast and coffee to pick up the 25 sailors and deliver them to Hyde Park. By 8:30, a steady stream of cars began arriving at the Roosevelt Cinema with





Crew members wave to the crowd along the parade route. Photo by Nicole DeLawder. More photos from Memorial Day online at www. and on our Facebook page,

scouting groups, the FDR Band and others gearing up to give them a heroes’ welcome. The first person we noticed was U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson and his wife, Mary Jo. Gibson is himself a decorated war hero, having served and commanded two tours in Iraq. Gibson told Hudson Valley News how meaningful Memorial Day is to him and said he was headed upstate to a small town of about 1,200 people. He said the town was honoring a popular local hero who lost his life in service to his country and that they were expecting more than 5,000 at the event. By 9 a.m., the parking lot was filling up and more and more elected officials began to arrive. Among them was County Executive Marc Molinaro and his adorable young daughter, along with

county legislators Rich Perkins and Sue Serino, followed in short order by newly elected Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, Sen. Steve Saland, Judge David Steinberg, Assemblyman Joel Miller, Hyde Park Councilman Ken Schneider and Supervisor Aileen Rohr. Gibson welcomed the sailors to Hyde Park and thanked them for their service. He also wished them all a safe return to their families following their tours of duty. Bagpipers then led the Roosevelt crew members around the building, where they were cheered and applauded by a large crowd preparing for the parade. At 10 a.m., Robert Thompson, commander of the U.S.S. Roosevelt, and 25 members of his crew stepped off the curb and marched right into the hearts of the thousands gathered along the parade route.

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Tivoli officials thank American Legion, Free Masons Tivoli Mayor Bryan Cranna and Trustee Robin Bruno thank Cmdr. Richard Dedrick of the Harris Smith American Legion Post 524 and Michael Rivenburg of the Tivoli Free Masons for their organizations’ efforts in hosting a barbecue fundraiser on May 19. The event raised funds for the placement of new monuments that will be erected in honor of veterans from Tivoli who have served in the U.S. military since the Vietnam War. Photo submitted.

Cub Scout Pack 28 makes its way down Market Street.


Drummers with the Rhinebeck High School Marching Band set the cadence for the parade.

Pride and patriotism in Rhinebeck PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER LENNON

The Vinson family from Rhinebeck – Ryan, Kristen and daughter Natalie – watches the parade from Market Street. Local officials and politicians stop along the parade route for a quick photo op.

A Rhinebeck Aerodrome pilot rides in a plane pulled by a truck.

The flag at Rhinebeck Town Hall is raised as the parade passes.

Rhinebeck Highway Superintendent Kathy Kinsella rides in style.

Rhinebeck’s Senior Legionnaires stop to salute the flag at Town Hall. Hudson valley news | | May 30, 2012 {3}

Legislature looks to fill committees, advisory boards BY HV NEWS STAFF Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison (R-Poughkeepsie) recently announced the Legislature is actively pursuing civic-minded individuals who are interested in serving as legislative appointments to various public boards, councils and committees. In addition to the Legislature’s standing committees comprised of its members, there are numerous advisory committees and boards that rely on citizen participation. “Dutchess County government is committed to meeting the needs of our community in the most efficient and effective way possible,” Rolison said. “In order to be successful in our endeavor, we encourage public participation to provide an independent perspective. Residents are asked to consider serving in this vital capacity to the people of Dutchess County. Many find it to be a truly rewarding experience.” Current committees and boards to be filled include: • Airport Advisory Committee • Board of Health • Child Development Committee • Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Small Business • Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence • Environmental Management Council • Fire and Safety Advisory Board • Fish and Wildlife Management • Forest Practice Board Region 3 • Soil and Water Conservation • Tick Task Force • Veteran’s Affairs Interested persons are asked to send a resume and a brief letter of interest to the Dutchess County Legislature to the attention of Catherine Durland, at 22 Market St., 6th Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, faxed to 845-486-2113 or emailed to

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FDR Home to introduce new living-history program BY HV NEWS STAFF The Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites have announced a new living-history program that will allow visitors to experience the FDR Home through the eyes of the Roosevelts’ staff. The new History Speaks program is a one-hour tour that introduces visitors to the butler, cook, maid and one of FDR’s Secret Service agents. The program will be offered on select Saturdays throughout 2012.

Visitors will step back in time to 1939 and be guided through the house by these costumed interpreters, who will reveal the inner workings of the Roosevelt household, including hosting a special visit of England’s King George IV and Queen Elizabeth to Hyde Park earlier that year. This marked the first time in American history that a reigning British monarch visited the United States.

“We’re excited to offer the public a unique way to engage with our national history, at a dramatic moment in Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency,” said Sarah Olson, superintendent of the RooseveltVanderbilt National Historic Sites. The program will be offered June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 8 throughout the day. Reservations can be made by calling 845-229-5320. Regular admission fees apply.

Park Service to celebrate National Trails Day with hike and run BY HV NEWS STAFF Celebrate National Trails Day by hiking or running the Hyde Park Trail at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites on June 2. Join the National Park Service on a 9-mile “End-2-End” trek from Top Cottage to Vanderbilt, via Val-Kill, the FDR Site and Riverfront Park.

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Bring everything you need for a day of hiking, including water, lunch, insect repellant, rain gear and other essentials. Participants will park at Vanderbilt and be taken via shuttle bus to the starting point. The hike will end at Vanderbilt. Finishers will earn the 2012 Walkabout trail patch. Sign-in is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Vanderbilt parking lot. Runners are

encouraged to arrive on time for the 8 a.m. shuttle. For a description of the trail route and other hike details, visit Hyde Park Trails on Facebook or at Shuttle bus capacity is limited, so preregistration is recommended. To register, call Hyde Park Recreation at 845-2298086.

80-yr-old home health aide PAUL CURRAN TO ANOUNCE receives Caring Award FOR 105TH ASSEMBLY SEAT

BY HV NEWS STAFF Patricia Scully of St. Francis Home Care Services, Inc. is the recipient of the Home Care Association of New York State’s Caring Award. The annual awards recognize those who have exhibited the compassion, skills and service that set their contribution apart, or whose actions on a particular day or over a period of time exemplify outstanding compassion in caring. “The awards committee and board of directors concurred with the excellent

Patricia Scully. Photo submitted.

nomination submitted on your behalf, and the association is proud to honor you,” wrote Laura Constable, senior director of the Home Care Association’s membership and operations. Scully and other award winners were honored at a May 9 at a reception in Saratoga Springs. Scully, a Clinton Corners resident, is a full-time home health aide who carries a full case load, frequently working 12-hour days. She will soon celebrate her 80th birthday. “Every morning is a challenge for my clients,” said Scully. “I thank God for my good health, my family and my coworkers.” Scully was nominated for the award by Cathy Regan, manager of St. Francis Home Care Service, who said, “Pat is an inspiration to our entire home-care team. She provides excellent care in a professional manner with compassion, respect, love and humor. She is much admired by everyone she meets. Pat is truly an asset to our agency.” Scully’s enthusiasm for life knows no bounds, wrote Regan, adding, “Pat, in her spare time, jumps out of airplanes, rides a motorcycle and helps her family take care of their farm and various animals. She then knits sweaters from the fur provided by the animals on the farm. Pat also finds the time to volunteer for her church.”

Democrat expected to officially declare candidacy at convention BY JIM LANGAN Longtime Dutchess County resident Paul Curran is expected to throw his hat into the increasingly crowded field of candidates seeking the 105th Assembly District race. Democrat Curran is chairman of the Beekman Citizen’s Budget Oversight Committee. He is an engineer and business owner working in the field of renewable energy. Curran and his wife, Brenda, have two children. Currently there are three Republican

Gipson gets Dem nod in state Senate race

BY HV NEWS STAFF Terry Gipson has officially secured the Democratic nomination in the race for the 41st New York State Senate District. Gipson, who secured the Dutchess County Democratic Committee’s backing in March, was recently endorsed by the Putnam County Democratic Committee as well. “I am thrilled to have the official nomination,” said Gipson. “It shows that our hard work has been appreciated by the people of Putnam County.” The 41st Senate District, which was recently reconfigured as a result of redistricting, now includes three towns in

candidates competing for the nomination: Rich Wager, who narrowly lost a March special election to fill a vacancy in the Assembly to Didi Barrett; former Assemblyman Patrick Manning; and Kieran Lalor, the Independence Party candidate. They will face off in a September primary for the opportunity to face Curran in the fall. The 105th District includes Beekman, Dover, East Fishkill, LaGrange, Pawling, Union Vale, Wappinger and Washington. Putnam County, as well as the majority of Dutchess County. “Since the recent redistricting process has moved the towns of Kent, Putnam Valley and Philipstown into the 41st District, Terry has done a great job introducing himself to the people of the county,” said Victor Grossman, chairman of the Putnam County Democratic Committee, following Tuesday evening’s convention in Carmel. Grossman added, “We were chomping at the bit to make Terry’s nomination official, and everyone was enthusiastic to get the job done.” On the GOP side, incumbent Sen. Stephen Saland recently secured the Dutchess County Republican Committee’s endorsement over Putnam County’s Neil Di Carlo, who seems poised to face off with Saland in a primary.

Chief administrative judge meets Hudson Valley magistrates The “It Girl” of Dutchess County, Anna Mae Swenson, enjoys brunch with friends after attending services at St. James Church in Hyde Park. She’s no stranger there, having sung for the King and Queen of England during their visit to Hyde Park in 1939. Anna Mae will turn 104 in November.  Photo by Jim Langan.

The Hon. A. Gail Prudenti, chief administrative judge of New York, met recently with the presidents of county and state magistrates associations in the Hudson Valley as part of her visit to the Dutchess County Magistrates Association’s recent dinner. Shown in the photo, from left to right, are: Dutchess County Magistrates President Judge Jonah Triebwasser, Orange County Magistrates President Judge Richard Clarino, Columbia County Magistrates President Judge Dr. Carrie A. O’Hare, Prudenti, Putnam County Magistrates President Judge John E. King and State Magistrates President Judge Peter D. Barlet. Photo by Steve Patterson. Hudson valley news | | May 30, 2012 {5}


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I would like to thank all the Republican Committee members who voted for me on May 14 during the District 41 Senate nominating convention at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Gratitude is also due to those members who had the guts to force the consideration of candidates other than those dictated by the executive committee. Conservative Republicans were not surprised to hear Sen. Steve Saland congratulate himself for voting for the recent “December Deception” to raise taxes by $2.6 billion while calling it a tax cut. His principles are long gone – now he votes progressive but speaks conservative. Instead of influencing Democrats, they have influenced him. What also surprised committee members was his attitude towards me for exposing his progressive mindset. Sen. Saland angrily characterized my support of traditional marriage as belonging to an “extreme” political party. The progressive senator’s belligerence continued when I exposed his vote for “Erin Merryn’s law,” which gives New York State the power to decide when to snatch the innocence from our children by showing them “age-appropriate” sexual-predator material. What makes this law so disturbing is that we do not know what New York State deems “age-appropriate.” Pedophiles love sex education because it makes children vulnerable to their wiles. In effect, Saland has championed and passed a bill that would make Nancy Pelosi proud. “We have to pass the Health Care bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Sen. Saland has been in Albany for 32 years, a time period so long that he has become desensitized to the liberal agenda. On primary day, Sept. 13, 2012, help me end his reign. Neil Di Carlo Brewster


Thanks for the informative coverage of a recent Clinton Town Board meeting. I would like to offer a short addendum to the report. The Town of Clinton (with a population of approximately 4,500), like many communities, is operating with a considerable reduction in revenue. A small, but noticeable, town tax increase was the result of construction commitments to a needed and long-planned Town Hall improvement project. Town service hours have been reduced to three half-days per week (four half-days for the supervisor). Here are the tax facts for my 1,300-square-foot frame home on 2 acres: Since 2006, county and town taxes have increased uniformly at 30%, and the fire tax has doubled. The 2012 town tax increase was noticeable at $46 over 2011. Should one expect at least some objection to the steady climb of the county bill, and fast catch up of the fire levy? These are lean times for all, and nothing is more unwelcome than a tax increase. A group of 30 citizens at a town meeting, most screaming at their elected reps, is certainly newsworthy, but … In a town with 2,000 registered voters, one would expect the “community organizers” to come up with at least 200 of the downtrodden. The demographics of the meeting you reported are exactly what one would expect in an election year; because the local minority party jealously hates the generally good job done by the incumbent majority. In the American system of proportional representation, our vote is important. The town board we elect has been given control of our local tax bill. Accordingly, we should be sure we know who we are voting for! In my opinion, turnout in Clinton is pathetic, with only about half of the registered voters exercising the important franchise which distinguishes Americans from much of the world population. The town could have communicated the new hours and staffing better. Some printing and postage would have spared us some embarrassment. However, what we lack most of all is the actual majority of registered voters, voting and speaking up at meetings of the government of their choice. Karl O. Muggenburg Clinton

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lost everything that was really important about that story and in turn made their audience lose sight of it as well. It isn’t that I think that this makes Mitt Romney a bad person but person and OPINION president are very different titles. We all make mistakes in our lives but some of us are prone to bad decision-making and BY LARISSA CARSON Romney has a history of wrong turns. Perhaps if Romney were a 5 yearold in a sandbox we could write this off With the presidential election looming as childhood folly but by high school, so closely around the corner, it is no the type of man that we would want to surprise that the faces of Mitt Romney and navigate a conflict and send our men and President Obama are everywhere. We are women into war should know better. We just at the precipice of the media blitz that must demand only the best for and from will comprise of attack ads and televised our leaders or we can’t be surprised when we, as a whole, fall short. debates. It seems every This past weekend’s day pulls out some new Memorial Day skeleton, or at least a moth celebrations should be a or two disguised as one. staunch reminder of the While popular news media outlets dissect every We must demand price that has been paid our freedoms. Our statement and mannerism, only the best for for rights carry with them finding meaning in the and from our the sacrifices of many meaningless, our politicians Americans who have spend most of their time leaders, or we come before us, who talking. The context of which usually revolves can’t be surprised believed in doing what is right and what is fair. The around them getting when we, as a themselves into trouble or whole, fall short. very fact that I can write this column without fear attempting to work their of persecution has been way out of trouble. a battle fought and won, Recently it was Romney and I am grateful for it. who once again found However the world himself with the short end doesn’t run on gratitude. of the stick. Following We owe more to the country that we call President Obama’s endorsement of home. We have a responsibility to protect same sex marriage, a little rumor about it and everyone in it. We owe the best a bullying incident emerged. That little rumor quickly avalanched into a full- leader that we can muster to our troops. More importantly, we owe them our blown scandal upon learning that the attention and concern when we choose victim was homosexual. For those of you that don’t know, the the person who might next send them story goes that Romney, in his ever- off war. present youthful intelligence, decided it Larissa Carson is a life-long resident would be a good idea to get his buddies to hold down this kid and cut off his of the Hudson Valley. To respond to this column, email editorial@ long hair. This is appalling. To take it upon yourself to make a decision about another individual’s body QUOTE OF THE WEEK is a dangerous trait and one that we should be wary of. To believe somehow that this is just hair or that these actions do not represent a larger trend is ludicrous. To make matters worse the media decided to focus on the sexuality of the other student, though this does – Porn star Tasha Reign, when not outwardly appear to be a primary asked her thoughts on the motivation for the attack. In their widespread reaction to the photo of attempt to sensationalize the news they her with President Clinton.


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I just hope all this doesn’t hurt his reelection chances.

some reservations about the whole Fleet Week project. But it made perfect sense to get these sailors up to Hyde Park. My reservations were more focused on the politics and logistics of the OPINION event. People kept telling me there were too many chiefs and no Indians, and certain would-be organizers were more BY JIM LANGAN concerned about getting credit for the event than getting results. Without going into detail a number of good people took charge and managed to right the ship. The “I’m more patriotic than you” people were pushed out or marginalized. Let me begin by saying, I’m As one very high ranking elected official unabashedly patriotic and Memorial told me as we waited for the bus, he Day is very meaningful to me. It always found it unfortunate that anyone would make supporting our veterans personal reminds me of my father. Leo Langan had a big job at IBM in or political. But this I can tell you. When that bus New York and was considered a rising pulled in and those young star by none other than men and women stepped Thomas J. Watson himself, off, I got choked up and so the founder of IBM. I can did a lot of people there. still remember my father Like cops, as you get older, dousing my hair with I’m not sure these sailors looked so Vitalis and making me put on a suit because Mr. and what the sailors young yet they are willing Mrs. Watson were visiting expected but to sacrifice for you and me. They stood smartly at our home after church. I don’t think parade rest as Congressman My father was born in Chris Gibson and others 1902 and had been too they were welcomed them to Hyde young for World War I. disappointed. Park. I’m not sure what So when World War II the sailors expected but broke out, he was nearly I don’t think they were 40-years-old. Like most disappointed. I couldn’t American men, Leo help thinking as I Langan wanted in, so he photographed them, these called his friend from civilian life, Gen. Mark Clark and young men and women were giving up a very precious day of Fleet Week in a offered his services. Clark told him the war needed show of respect for Franklin and Eleanor businessmen as well as soldiers and told Roosevelt, for whom their ship is named. Later in the morning I saw them all my dad to trade in his Brooks Brothers suit for a Major’s uniform at Fort Dix. Family again as they marched proudly through lore has it my dad took a very long time Hyde Park. At the mere sight of them getting through Grand Central Terminal in their dress whites, residents stood on his return to New York because there and cheered. There were no republicans were so many GI’s and my father didn’t or democrats in the crowd, only know how to return a salute properly. My appreciative, patriotic citizens. I thought of my dad at one point and father eventually served with Clark until the conclusion of hostilities and returned wondered what he’d make of all this. I think he’d be standing and applauding home a full colonel. I never made it into the service but I every one of them. It may be a different came close. I was slated for my induction time but he knew all these kids in 1941. physical and a trip to Vietnam but a God bless them all. week before reporting I was mugged Respond to this column at editorial@ and seriously stabbed in New York City, effectively rendering me 4F. On Monday last, I found myself outside the Roosevelt Cinema waiting for the bus carrying crew members from the U.S.S. Roosevelt. I’ll admit I had


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There’s less than a month left before the June 26 Democratic primary, and only one Congressional district in the entire country is home to FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. This one is the newly drawn 19th District. For this reason, I dedicate my campaign for Congress to FDR and Eleanor. Eleanor Roosevelt’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights from Dec. 11, 1948 states: “Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind.” FDR to Congress on April 29, 1938: “The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism – ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.” FDR, on Oct. 31, 1936, before 15,000 at Madison Square Garden: “These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. These economic royalists are unanimous in their hate for me – and I welcome their hatred.” FDR, Jan. 11, 1944, to Congress: “We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. Necessitous men are not free men. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” So, fellow Democrats, on June 26, you have a choice: To support someone who’s 100% against fracking, agrees with Maurice Hinchey that we need Medicare for all and to bring back FDR’s Glass-Steagall Act to break up the big banks (and tax Wall Street speculation), or someone who has repeatedly muddied their positions on these crucial progressive issues while filling their campaign warchest with donations from Wall Street “investors,” according to the Times Herald-Record on Apr. 25. Unlike my primary opponent, who has lost two elections in a row and lost the Democratic majority in his county Legislature as Ulster County Democratic chair, I survived the 2009 Tea Party onslaught and have been elected five times in a row as county legislator to represent Rhinebeck and Clinton – two towns that have long had GOP town supervisors – and I’ve proven I know how to represent and be re-elected by folks across the political spectrum. I wouldn’t be serving now in my fifth term if I didn’t. Go to, get involved, call us at 845-876-2488 or 845-7504392, and help us remake FDR’s and Eleanor’s Democratic party from the ground up – before it’s too late (again). Joel Tyner County Legislator Clinton, Rhinebeck

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Jack Dampeer, 95-years young, was in Hyde Park over the weekend visiting his sons, Jeffrey and Lyell, as well as daughter-in-law Valerie. He was joined by friends he met along the way and Hudson Valley News publisher Caroline Carey and Editor Jim Langan. Mr. Dampeer is as sharp as he is entertaining. Photo submitted. Hudson valley news | | May 30, 2012 {7}



• Here’s one of the creepiest celebrity auction items we’ve seen. An outfit called PFC Auctions announced it was auctioning off a vial of President Ronald Reagan’s blood. The vial had been obtained in the confusion surrounding the assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981. Apparently, some ghoul at George Washington Hospital grabbed it. The initial bid was $9,910 before public outrage caused the auction house to pull it. Here’s my question. What would a rational person do with it? • Well, it didn’t take long for Newark Mayor Corey Booker to walk back his criticism of Obama’s attacks on President-elect Mitt Romney’s work at Bain Capital. Oh, come on, you all know Romney’s going to win. My previous admiration of Booker just took a big haircut. If you say it and mean it, defend it. • A suicidal man survived the 180-foot plunge into Niagra Falls last week. The man climbed a retaining wall and jumped with no protection. He suffered a few broken ribs and a collapsed lung. Apparently, one or two people attempt suicide at the Falls every week, but authorities are reluctant to publicize that fact for obvious reasons. • So a drunk, a zebra and a parrot walk into the Dog House Lounge in Dubuque, Iowa and order a drink. The owner of the lounge says he won’t serve them because his establishment serves food and he’s concerned the zebra might disturb diners. As the parrot starts squawking, the drunk’s wife, Vicky Teters, tells the owner the animals are like her kids and someone calls the cops. Both are arrested for DUI. No word on how the zebra made it home. • It was “take me out to the brawl game” again at Dodger Stadium in L.A. again last week. After a minor fender-bender in the parking lot, five Hispanic gang members severely beat a white guy as his pregnant wife looked on. Cops arrested them for assault but didn’t charge them with a hate crime. We presume only white or white-hispanic thugs are capable of committing a hate crime. • Here’s some very sad news for couch potatoes. Eugene Polley, 96, passed away last week in Chicago. Polley was an engineer at the Zenith Corporation in 1955 when he invented the remote control. The thing looked like a ray gun but it worked. Can you imagine life without the remote? Thanks to Eugene, we don’t have to.

• In Israel, a man told a rabbinical court he had reached the breaking point with his wife and she needed to choose between him and the 550 cats she had accumulated. The man said the cats would attack him and steal his dinner when he sat down at the table. The missus chose the cats. • How many times have we heard how dumb George Bush and how brilliant Barack Obama is? Well, it seems Bush had considerably higher SAT scores and college grades. That might explain why Obama has consistently refused to release his academic history. • In Burbank, Calif., a 101-year-old man was killed when hit by a 91-year-old driver as he tried crossing the street. We need to have a national discussion about older drivers and paying more attention to their diminishing driving skills and reflexes. • Detroit last week announced it intends on eliminating 60% of all street lamps in the city. Currently, 40% of them are already broken and Detroit doesn’t have the money to repair them. The thinking is by eliminating the other 20%, people will move into lighted areas. Since 1950, more than 60% of residents have left town. • Another sobering statistic is that the unemployment rate for Washington, D.C. teenagers is 51.7%. In California, it’s 36.2%. • Get well wishes to Nancy Reagan. The 90-year-old former first lady is making a slow recovery from injuries sustained from a fall in March. She didn’t attend a speech at the Reagan Library given by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, a favorite of Mrs. Reagan’s. • Los Angeles became the largest U.S. city to ban the use of plastic bags entirely. The ban will be phased in over six months and will affect 7,500 stores. • The much anticipated movie “Chernobyl Diaries” is about to premiere. I’m thinking I want a bucket of Atomic Wings with my soda. • Snoop Doggy Dog threw out the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game the other night. Reports indicate the pitch was high. • Lastly, we hear the Union Theological Seminary has plans to establish a fouryear liberal arts college on the property it currently owns in Barrytown. They hope to start with 200 students. • We hear actor Andy Garcia’s new movie “For Greater Glory” chronicles the fight for religious freedom in 1920s Mexico but echoes the current political jousting of the Catholic Church versus the U.S. government.Timely and entertaining. It opens Friday at the Roosevelt Cinema.

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like to work in a bank during the Great Depression, trusting on a bit of cleverness and a lot of luck to avoid a rush on the bank. OPINION Then she pointed to a portrait of her (I think) great-great-grandfather, who was a pastor of a Reformed Church, where he had served for 30 years. He had grown BY THE REV. CHUCK KRAMER the church back in the early 1800s from a small place to a large, thriving community. If I remember correctly, he had helped foster education there as well, and had I feel a little guilty for not writing last nurtured those faithful along the way. week about Memorial Day or – what for She even showed me his diploma from Christians is a more important celebration Columbia College from 1792. – Pentecost. Both happened to take place She was justly proud of this forbearer, on the same weekend this year. who had served God so willingly and Memorial Day is faithfully. important, of course, As we talked, the subject because we remember Because you never of Memorial Day came up, those who died in our know what you’re and she mentioned another nation’s wars. Pentecost early member of her family going to see – or is important because it is who had served as an the day we celebrate the what you’re going to officer in the Civil War. coming of the Holy Spirit learn – once you do. She mentioned how he to the church – sort of the had been captured in battle birthday of the church as (Gettysburg, I think), and well as the driving force behind our faith. spent part of the war in a prisoner of war I didn’t write about them. Sorry. camp, which in those days meant a dismal However, I do have a little story that existence. touches upon both the Holy Spirit’s But during that time, he had taken activity in the world and upon those who some wood he found and carved himself a fought. It has to do with a recent pastoral bowl, which he brought home after being visit I made. released. Then my host stood and went First, let me confess that pastoral calls to a table, where she picked up a small are not always easy. Sometimes pastors get wooden bowl and said, “Here it is.” When busy doing the stuff of church – you know, she handed it to me, I felt excited and a meetings, budgets, planning sessions, little frightened. I mean, I’ve been known n paperwork. In other words, business. And to drop things before. you know how it is when you’re caught up It was asymmetrical and simple, but in work and don’t want to be interrupted? had a natural beauty and smoothness Well, sometimes it’s hard to break off to it that made it a piece worth keeping, from it. regardless of its history. The fact that it Visits themselves are not generally a had been carved by someone suffering the problem. True, on occasion it might be deprivations of a Civil War prisoner of war hard to hear someone who can’t speak camp – the fact that someone in the midst loudly or hard to be heard by someone of misery could create a thing of beauty – who can’t hear. Sometimes, the person made it all the more special. you’re visiting might be confused or – as I handed it back to her quickly so I has happened – might be hurt or sick and wouldn’t break it – but it was a gift to have need medical help. been able to hold it. But most of the time, the visits are a Pastoral calls are not always convenient fine opportunity to connect with someone to my schedule, but that could be said who can’t always get to church. And they about most things we do, couldn’t it? can bring real rewards to the visitor – me Sometimes you have to shake yourself out – as well. of whatever you’re doing and go out into Last week, for example, I was visiting the world. And it’s worth it. a parishioner who’s pushing 104 years Because you never know what you’re of age. She doesn’t see so well anymore going to see – or what you’re going to but her mind is as sharp as a tack, and her learn – once you do. memory vivid. Last week, we visited and she regaled The Rev. Chuck Kramer is rector of St. me not only with personal memories but James’ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park. You with tales of ancestors of hers who had can leave a comment for him at rector@ shaped the world. She told what it was



A pastoral visit

1. Root, root root for the home team - Get your 14. Cast away - Spend an afternoon on the hotdogs, peanuts and cheer for our own Hudson Valley Renegades with games and special, themed-nights for a bargain; Route 9D, Wappingers Falls; 845-838-0094;

banks of the river or stream and reel in one of the many species of fish including walleye, the largest member of the perch family, and one of New York’s most highly sought after and valued sportfish;

2. Paint a landscape - Take in the same views of Frederick Church and the Hudson River School artists and try to make your own piece of art.

15. Go see a giant garden gnome - See

3. Cook a dinner from the farmers’ market - Taste

the fruits of our neighbor’s labor and plan a locally-conscious dinner party from one of the many markets throughout the Hudson Valley, including the top-ranked Rhinebeck Farmers Market;

4. Explore an island in the Hudson With recent approval to remove that hard hat, it is now even more tempting to head to Bannerman Island, situated between Beacon and Newburgh;

5. Grab some geocaches - Use clues and GPS coordinates to find treasures scattered throughout the area without any “muggles” (non-geocachers) catching you; geocache. com.

one of the world’s largest garden gnome - 13’6” 10-hole minigolf course is located on 100acre Kelder’s Farm; Route 209, Kerhonkson.

16. Head for the hills - Swing into golf season

at some of the oldest golf courses in the United States right here in Dutchess County including Dinsmore Golf Course in Staatsburg, the third oldest club in the U.S. built in 1890 on over 988 acres and Dutcher Golf course in Pawling, the oldest public course in the nation;

17. Come to the cabaret - Bard SummerScape

lets loose at Speigeltent, pairing dinner and dancing while showcasing musicians like Martha Wainwright (Rufus’ sister) and the never-forgettable flying acrobatic duo, the Wau Wau Sisters; spiegeltent.

18. See a work in progress - Vassar and New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater offers

6. Hike to the Hudson heavens - Climb to the a month-long expose into the backbone highest point in the Hudson Highlands with an 8- to 10-mile hike at Mount Beacon; Route 9D and Howland Ave.

7. Walk the Walkway - Walk, roll or ride your way onto the world’s longest, elevated pedestrian bridge which was the first railroad bridge to span the Hudson River;

With summer right around the corner, there is still W pplenty of time to enjoy the weather and get started on yyour summer bucket list. To help you along we’ve come up with a list of 100 things to do and see, and even better – they are right in our own backyard. BY NICOLE DELAWDER AND LARISSA CARSON

8. Don’t whine, wine! - Sip on some of the finest

wineries on the East Coast with the Hudson Valley Wine Trail highlighting award-winning views and wine from Clinton Vineyard, Millbrook Vineyard and Warwick Valley wineries.

of Broadway; with plays, readings and art events throughout the summer see works in progress before they take off; June 22 - July 29; Bard’s Summerscape Festival hosts seven weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film and cabaret including the 23rd annual Bard Music Festival celebrating the life of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns; July 6 – August 19;

19. Get intellectually stimulated -

20. Make mountains move - Spend a long 9. Get history - Step into one of the area’s many weekend on Hunter Mountain surrounded

homes and mansions and pretend to live the Hudson Valley high life for a day.

10. See it on the big screen - Catch classic movies like recently screened films, “The Goonies” and “Little Shop at Horrors” in the grand 1869 Bardavon Opera House or the 1930s art deco Beacon Theatre;, 11. Be a force of nature - Even though Tropical

Storm Irene had her way, Town Tinker Tubing announced that its 2012 season has opened with a modified course since clean-up of the river is still underway. Feel superior in your inflatable tube with wood bottom (to protect your bottom), as bald eagles soar above and the rapids below;

by fresh air, views and over 50 bands for the eighth annual Mountain Jam Festival, May 31-June 3;

21. Cook at the Culinary - Learn from the masters

with boot camp classes at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park; Expand your cooking and baking skills, learn from expert chefs and connect with people who love food as much as you do; enthusiasts/bootcamps.

22. Take on Top Cottage - FDR’s hilltop hideaway

boasts framed views of the Catskill Mountains after a 1-mile hike behind Val-Kill, Eleanor’s Hyde Park estate; 56 Valkill Park Rd., Hyde Park.

23. Sip in the sun - Sit back and enjoy local

12. Be fair - Indulge in all things county fair with culinary delights against the backdrop of access to fairs in Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia and Orange counties throughout the summer.

13. Take a dip - Whether its the Hudson, a public pool or swimming hole, there are 100 more ways to cool off this summer. Discover your own or enjoy boat rentals, children’s play areas and more at Rudd Pond at Taconic State Park in Millerton. File photos.

the Hudson River at Samuel Morse’s Locust Grove Historic Site with Sunset Sensations on the second Thursday of every month through the summer;

24. Slip and slide - Cool off and have fun at Splashdown Beach with Bob the Builder Splash Works, a rainforest show and the 4-story-tall Bullet Bowl; 16 Old Route 9 West, Fishkill.

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100 DAYS OF SUMMER << continued from previous page 25. Go fly a kite - Catch some wind at

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

THIS WEEK (MAY 30-JUNE 5) ‘Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible’ Opening Reception; Wednesday, May 30; 7 p.m.; MHLS Auditorium, 105 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Exhibit deals with the creation of King James Bible, on display at Adriance Library through June 29; Free; 845-485-3445, ext. 3702. NDH Center for Healthy Aging Open House; Thursday, May 31; 2-6 p.m.; Northern Dutchess Hospital, Route 9, Rhinebeck; Staff will answer questions, provide balance and fall testing, nutritional counseling, stress reduction tips and more; Free; 845-871-4264. ‘Hunger Games’ Bingo for Teens; Thursday, May 31; 6 p.m.; Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St., Wappingers Falls; Youngsters ages 11-18 can win prizes in game based on popular novels and movie; Free; 845-297-3428. Marcia Slatkin Poetry Reading; Friday, June 1; 7:30 p.m.; Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck; Poet offers positive approach to coping with Alzheimer’s disease in “Not Yet: A Care-Giving Collage”; Free; 845876-0500. Locust Grove’s 17th Annual Garden Party; Friday, June 1; 5:30-9 p.m.; 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie; Enjoy wine, music, hors d’oeuvres set in the estate’s gardens and informal tours with Tim Steinhoff, Locust Grove’s director of horticulture and be among the first to purchase a division of heriloom peonies for your own garden; $100; 845-454-4500 ext. 212 Second Annual 10-Minute Play Festival; June 1-2; 8 p.m. both nights; Oakwood Friends School, 22 Spackenkill Rd., Poughkeepsie; Half Moon Theater presents 10 plays by local playwrights that are all 10 minutes in length; $15; 845-235-9885. Starr Library Big Book Sale; June 1-3; Noon5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 1-4

1 West Market St., Hyde Park, NY 12538 (845) 229-1957 •

p.m. Sunday; Starr Library, 68 West Market St., Rhinebeck; Fiction and non-fiction books on a range of topics for sale starting at 25 cents; Free; 845-876-4030. “Who Do You Think Your Ancestors Were?” Saturday, June 2; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Route 9 and Church Streets, Hyde Park; Series hosted by the Dutchess County Genealogical Society; $30 at the door; Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, or Rhinecliff Waterfront Day; Saturday, June 2; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Rhinecliff Dock; All-day kid’s activities, pie-eating contest, over 25 local artists and vendors, and more; Hudson River Valley Paint-Out & Art Auction; Saturday, June 2; preview 4-5 p.m., auction 5-7 p.m. Professional landscape painters from New York City to Albany will be painting Hudson Valley scenes during the day and return to the River Center for an auction and reception on the Beacon Waterfront; Scenic Hudson River Center, Long Dock Park, Beacon; 845-471-7477 or American Girl Doll Club; Saturday, June 2; 1-2 p.m.; Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St., Wappingers Falls; Youngsters learn to make their own trinket boxes to keep or give as a gift to a friend; Free; 845-297-3428. Gene Stone, ‘The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick;’ Saturday, June 2; 3 p.m.; Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck; #1 New York Times bestselling author Gene Stone to discuss his book “The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick” as part of the Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce’s Health & Wellness for Life Expo; Free; 845-876-0500. Beatrix Farrand Garden Centennial Celebration; Saturday, June 2; 4-7 p.m.; Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site, 4097 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park; Cocktails, food and live auction; $75; 845-519-9326. ‘Modern Sculpture & the Romantic Landscape’ Preview Party; Saturday, June 2; 5 p.m.; Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck; Be the first to see Wilderstein’s 2012 exhibition, which is open to the public from June 3 through October; $25; 845-876-4818. Taboo Concert; Saturday, June 2; 10 p.m.; Orient, 319 Main St., Poughkeepsie; Member of the internationally acclaimed Black-Eyed Peas to perform live DJ set; $25; 845-337-4848. Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle: Concert 1; Saturday, June 2; 8 p.m.; Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale; The Pacifica String Quartet performs classics by Bedrich Smetana, Ludwig van Beethoven and others; $20-$28; 845-339-7907. > >continued on next page

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Washington’s Headquarters for the annual Kites Over the Hudson event on August 25, inviting everyone to take part or just watch kites line the sky; 84 Liberty St., Newburgh.

37. Recite a poem at Poet’s Walk - See how the rolling meadows and forest overlooking the Kingston-Rhinecliff Brigdge and the Hudson River inspired Washington Irving’s idea for “Rip Van Winkle” while gazing at the distant but very prominent Catskill Mountains, site of his protagonist’s decades-long sleep; River Rd., Red Hook.

26. Get in the air at the Aerodrome - See a living museum of antique aviation at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome featuring one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes, or take a ride with a barnstorming flight in a biplane ride over the Hudson River. Weekend airshows start June 9 through October;

39. Om at Omega - Awaken your spirit in the 190acre holistic learning center with workshops, retreats, professional training, wellness vacations and conferences;

27. Go antiquing - Explore the many antique

40. Make a memory with sports memorabilia - Forget

shops that offer fun trinkets, unusual presents or a fun way to find your way through a new town.

28. Play locally - Enjoy professional productions without having to go to the city with features up and down the valley with the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, Half Moon Theater and County Players.

38. Give it up for the green thumbs - See luscious landscaped gardens at Vanderbilt, Bellefield, Innisfree or Blythewood at Bard College.

the trek to Cooperstown, the Sports Museum of Dutchess County offers a collection of sports memorabilia from Dutchess County and items like Ty Cobb’s bat and a vintage iceboat from the 1920s; Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sundays, 1- 4 p.m.; 845-632-1570; Carnwath Farms, Wheeler Hill Rd., Wappinger.

41. Take a day trip to Dia - Occupying a former

29. Drink close to home - Taste local

Nabisco printing factory, the Dia:Beacon features installations from some of the world’s most significant artists of the last half century including Richard Serra, John Chamberlain and Sol LeWitt; 3 Beekman St., Beacon;

30. Have a night at the (indie) movies - Get away

42. Return to the river - After the floods of 2011, take a day to give back to the river with the 2012 Riverkeeper Sweep, June 2 throughout the Hudson Valley. Volunteers will adopt ports, clean trails, engage in outreach on environmental issues and other service projects throughout the day;

brews from both sides of the river at the Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park; and Keegan Ales, 20 Saint James St., Kingston. from the mainstream with The Moviehouse in Millerton, Upstate Films in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, or the Rosendale Theater.

31. Camp close to home - We are blessed with

access to mountains, rivers and lakes that are right in our backyard. No better way to mix things up than an impromptu night camping on the river at Mills-Norrie State Park or secluded, deep in the Catskills;

32. Visit a castle of a different kind - Now also open as a bed and breakfast, Wing’s Castle in Millbrook is a living art project of Peter and Toni Ann Wing using 80% recycled materials; Tours offered weekends, Labor Day through fall, noon-4:30 p.m.; 845-6779085; 33. Get inspired at Olana - View the views of the 250-acre historic home, studio and detailed landscape of 19th century Hudson River School artist Frederic Edwin Church; Grounds open daily, 8:00 a.m. - sunset. House tours Tuesday through Sunday. No strollers or backpacks; 5720 Route 9G, Hudson; 518-828-0135. 34. Get in line - Zip through the mountains for a view that will thrill. New York Zipline Adventure Tours, Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Avenue, Hunter, 518-263-4388; and Big Bear Ziplines, 817 Violet Ave., Hyde Park; 888-947-2294. 35. All scream for ice cream - For a quick trip after

a long hike, wind your way down to Holy Cow, 7270 S. Broadway, Red Hook, and the Inside Scoop, 815 Route 9G, Hyde Park, to see what all the locals are raving about.

36. Bike cross-county - The Harlem Valley Rail Trail spans 46-miles through rural Dutchess and Columbia County landscapes offering stunning views to accompany exercise; Open dawn to dusk, year-round; Trailheads at Millerton, Coleman Station, Amenia and Wassaic;

43. Jump on the trail - People spend months

traversing the Appalachian trail, running 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine. Get a feel for the trek with 30 miles of trail running through southeastern Dutchess County;

44. Get filled with hot air - View the valley from a hot air balloon ride with a former Navy pilot with Blue Sky Balloons leaving the ground from Sprout Creek Farm in the town of Poughkeepsie; 45. Interact - Let your youngster touch anything they’d like with two floors of interactive exhibits at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum; 75 North Water St., Poughkeepsie; 845-471-0589; 46. Cruise the river - Sail aboard Empire Cruise Lines’ M/V Mystere for a relaxing day of sightseeing, or lunch and dinner cruises; May to October, Tuesday through Sunday;

47. Horse around - Saddle up and see the scenes of the Hudson Valley from our four-legged friend. Southlands, Rhinebeck; Western Riding Stables, Millerton.

48. Go to a beach in your backyard - Make it a true stay-cation with a sandy beach, two small lakes, hiking trails, paddleboat rentals, concession stand, mini-golf and more at Wilcox Memorial Park, Milan; Free for Dutchess County residents; Swimming lake and boat rentals closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Route 199, Milan; 845-7586100, > >continued on next page

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49. Swim in circles - Beacon’s River Pool is a partially submerged, 20-foot round pool in the Hudson River supported by rainbowcolored, floating, fiberglass seats. Opens July 4; Free; 50. Pick a picnic - Bring the dinner table to Burger

Hill, Minnewaska or Mills Norrie State Parks for a dinner to remember.

51. Peak in the Catskills - Thirty-five Catskill peaks

are above 3,500 feet in elevation, known as the Catskill High Peaks;

52. Date night at the drive-in - Nothing says summer more than the first day the drive-in theatre is open. Two movies, one price and a night with your personal, backseat theater; 53. Kiss a cow - The Catskill Animal Sanctuary is safe-haven for abused and neglected animals; open for tours on weekends, April through October; 316 Old Stage Rd., Saugerties;

Yoga and Beekeeper tours, or simply peruse sculptures on the premises; Old Pleasant Hill Rd., Mountainville;

63. See the biggest Buddha - Check out

the largest indoor buddha statue in North America, surrounded by 10,000 miniature buddhas at the Chuang Yen Monastery. Grounds open to the public on Sundays; 2020 Route 301, Carmel.

64. Go back in time - Denizens of Sterling Forest: The faire awaits! Every summer, all sorts of folks from near and far come to the Renaissance Faire for weekends of swordplay, theater, music, a little romance, and all the turkey legs and mead you can stuff in your face. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Aug. 4-Sept. 23; 600 Route 17A, Tuxedo Park;; 351-5171. 65. Dig around - No summer of trash or treasure hunting could be complete without a trip to the flea market. Check out the bigger flea markets like Stormville or just stop by your neighbor’s yard sale. One man’s trash could be your treasure. 66. Fly high - It’s a bird, it’s a plane ... it’s a

54. Place your bets - Take your chance at the

person with a parachute and it could be you, if you so desire. Visit SkydiveTheRanch. com for your local opportunity; 45 Sand Hill Rd., Gardiner.

55. Take me to Tuthilltown - Visit New York’s first whiskey distillery since prohibition with handmade spirits that start at Tuthilltown’s own farm distillery.; Tours Fridays, 6:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; 14 Gristmill Ln., Gardiner; 845-6338734;

67. Listen to music under the stars - On Sundays,

56. Fall in love at the Beacon Falls - The newly

68. Take it to the streets - Dotted with art

Monticello Raceway, featuring a harness racing track and casino; 204 Route 17B, Monticello.

opened and anticipated Roundhouse at Beacon Falls features the conversion of a historic, industrial building into a fine dining restaurant, patio dining over looking the Fishkill Creek, a cocktail lounge, a 56-room boutique hotel and luxury spa; 2 East Main St., Beacon;

57. Hit up the hookah - Turkish tradition comes to Pougkeepsie with the Zoronoa Restaurant and Hookah Bar on Haight Ave.; Flavors include mango, mixed fruit, mint, orange, apple, banana, cola and more.

58. Get B.R.A.W.L.’ed - Watch or even participate

in ultimate female arm-wrestling matches while supporting a good cause with the Broads Regional Arm Wrestling League;

59. Reach great heights on the Hudson - Parasail out of Shadows Marina in Poughkeepsie, June through September, 11 a.m. - sunset and by appointment;; 897-7245. 60. Gallery hopping - Hudson Valley towns

like Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Millbrook and Hudson have been emerging as art centers. Now all their neighbors are catching on with art galleries lining Millbrook, Kingston, Rhinebeck and Tivoli. Park the car and be your own critic.

61. Get HITS-on the Hudson - If you have a love of horses or even an interest, HITS is the place to visit. Check out for a complete listing of this year’s show schedule. 62. Sculptures at Storm King - Spend a day exploring the the Storm King Art Center with

June 17-Sept. 2, head to Trophy Point Amphitheater in West Point, bring your blanket and a picnic, and lay out under the night sky while the West Point Band plays inspiring songs, including regular theme nights;; 938-2617.

galleries, a movie house, popular cafes and tiny boutiques, the Rosendale Street Festival is the place to be July 21-22. Main Street, Rosendale;

e-mail us your events: << continued from previous page Iza Trapani Book Signing; Sunday, June 3; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market, 61 East Market St., Rhinebeck; Local children’s author/illustrator Iza Trapani will sign and read her newest book “The Bear Went Over the Mountain;” 845-876-0500. Fundraiser for Gianna Frantzen; Sunday, June 3; noon-5 p.m.; The Italian Center, 227 Mill St., Poughkeepsie; Food, music, dancing, bouncy house to raise funds for 4-year-old with rare condition hydrocephalus; 704-883-6378. Meeting of Dutchess Peace; Monday, June 4; 5:30-7 p.m.; Unitarian Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie; All those interested in peace, social justice, and the revolution of the 99% are invited; Free; 845-876-7906. Abilities First’s Eighth Annual Men’s Golf Tournament; Monday, June 4; Call for schedule; Trump National Golf Club, 178 Stormville Rd., Hopewell Junction; Includes 18 holes with cart, lunch, refreshments on course, open bar, dinner and more; $200; 845-485-9803, ext. 384.

UPCOMING Divas do the Decades; June 8-9, 8 p.m.; June 10, 5 p.m.; TriArts Sharon Playhouse, 49 Amenia Rd., Sharon, Conn.; 13th annual singing, dancing, Diva musical extravaganza to open 2012 season; $33-47; or 860364-SHOW (7469).

Saturday in the Garden: Planting the Garden; Saturday, June 9; 9 a.m.; Farm and Home Center, 2715 Route 44, Millbrook; Gain handson experience working side by side with master gardeners in the Demonstration Gardens; $10; 845-677-8223, ext. 115. Hampshire Self-Storage Giant Indoor Yard Sale; Saturday, June 9; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hampshire Self-Storage, 2169 South Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie; Bargain hunters stroll between vendors in storage bays, enjoy music by K104 and appetizers from Bonefish Grill, also featuring entertainment for kids; Free; 845-345-8380. Defensive Driving Class; Saturday, June 9; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Roosevelt Fire Station 2, 265 Cream St., Poughkeepsie; $30, $25 firefighters; Commissioner Yancy F. McArthur,845-505-1108, TAKE Dance Performance; Saturday, June 9; 7:30 p.m.; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli; New York Citybased contemporary dance company to perform “Distance of the Moon,” excerpts from “Salaryman” and “Footsteps in the Snow”; $10$25; 845-757-5106. ‘The Churchill-Roosevelt Legacy’; Saturday, June 9; 1:30-5 p.m.; FDR Presidential Library, Wallace Center, Route 9, Hyde Park; Symposium examines the wartime relationship of FDR and Winston Churchill, the onset of the special relationship between Britain and the U.S. and the legacy of the two men; Free; 845-486-7745. Taste of Millbrook; Saturday, June 9; 6-9 p.m.; Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, 26 Wing >> continued on page 15

69. Views from the water - Spend a day exploring

the Hudson at your leisure from a different view. No need to have the equipment with a rented kayak from Norrie Point Paddlesport Center, located next to marina in Mills Norrie State Park. Head to Esopus Island or just explore the coast for a day of good fun and exercise;

70. Be an animal - Trevor Zoo at the Millbrook School, the only zoo in the country at a high school, is AZAaccredited with over 160 exotic and indigenous animals, with over 80 different species, in exhibits covering 4 acres. Groups require reservations; trevorzoo. 71. Blow off some steam - Hudson Beach Glass in

Beacon offers workshops and classes to blow your own handmade piece of glass art; 162 Main St., Beacon.

72. Roll into magic - Strap on those skates and

race around like a kid, with the kids. Even learn some moves, hopefully legal, from the home derby squad, the Hudson Valley Horrors; 4178 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park;

73. Have tea for two - Get a taste of Connecticut-

based, family-run Harney & Sons Fine Teas at their tea shop and tasting room in the village of Millerton; 5723 Route 22, Millerton; >> continued on page 15 Hudson valley news | | May 30, 2012 {11}


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BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF On Saturday, June 2, more than 40 artists will take to the hills and historic sites of the Hudson Valley to paint a scenic portrayal to be put up for auction. Between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., catch artists in action as they work to create a piece of art to be auctioned at Scenic Hudson’s River Center in Beacon later in the evening. Professional landscape painters from New York City to Albany will paint various Hudson Valley scenes during the day and return to the River Center on the Beacon Waterfront “Storm King from Dockside” by Amanda Epstein. for a public viewing of the completed work. Many of the artists will be working onsite at the River Center at Long Dock Park, which offers many views of the Hudson River. Other artists will venture out into the mountains or paint at well-known historic sites, including Olana, the Vanderbilt Estate, West Point and Boscobel. A preview of the artists’ work will take place at the River Center from 4 to 5 p.m. The newly created paintings will then be auctioned off to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit or call 845.471.7477. Across the river, make art atop a plateau surrounded by

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“View of the Hudson from Rhinebeck” by Seth Nadel.

dramatic cliffs at the Mohonk Preserve’s Sketching Workshop at Table Rocks on Sunday, June 10. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., join artist and mountaineer Gregory Frux, veteran of six National Park artist residences, and draw the cliffs, crevices, forest and views north to the Catskill Mountains. All skill levels, beginners to expert, ages 12 and up, are welcome. Bring your favorite portable art supplies, bug repellent, a hat with visor, lunch, snacks, water and something to sit on. The free program also includes an easy, 4.5-mile round-trip hike. Space is limited to 15 people. For reservations and program location, call 845-255-0919.


86. Cover up - See one of the

and summer camps, Sprout Creek Farms opens its barn doors for hands-on experiences like churning butter, baking bread, tending the garden and more;

oldest and last surviving example of the “Burr arch truss” design in New York State with Perrine’s Bridge, a covered bridge between Esopus and Rosendale, built around 1844 by Benjamin Wood; Junction of Routes 32 & 213, Rifton.

75. Treat yourself - Take a day away from the

87. Tour one of the oldest art colonies - Join a free

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74. Learn to churn - With special day programs

kids, act like royalty and unwind at one of the many seducing getaways close to home like the Mohonk Mountain House, Emerson or Haven Spas.

76. Sample local sweets - Alps Hudson Valley

Chocolatier has been Dutchess County’s oldest chocolatier since 1922 with locations in Fishkill and Beacon;

77. Shop ‘til you drop - Support the Hudson Valley’s many local merchants and put the money right back into your community. 78. Get on track - Get aboard with local history with a trip to the Hyde Park Railroad Museum and learn about the role the railroad played in the development of Hyde Park on the Hudson; 34 River Rd., Hyde Park; 79. Suit up for the soapbox derby - After a year

hiatus, the Kingston Artists’ Soapbox Derby, a kinetic sculpture race down lower Broadway in the Rondout section of Kingston, is back this year and will be held on the last Sunday in August. A new set of judges, culled from Kingston’s arts community, will judge the entries awarding prizes for creativity and engineering.

80. Listen to some real, heavy metal - Hear music

composed solely of the sounds of the bridge with Joe Bertolozzi’s Bridge Music. Walk out to the bridge’s towers and press a button April through October; or listen from your radio on 95.3 FM at the Johnson/Iorio Park, Haviland Rd., Highland.

81. Play with your theater - Hudson River Playback

Theatre, a New Paltz-based improvisational theatre company weaves real-life stories told by audience members, into scenes that are “played back” on the spot. Performances on the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m.;

82. See the light - Esopus Lighthouse, the last wooden lighthouse, built in 1871, on the Hudson River. Tower Light is an official U.S. Coast Guard navigational aid; Tours begin June 9; 83. Cap off with a concert - End your evening with the Music in the Parks series at Vanderbilt Mansion and Staatsburgh State Historic Site featuring live music every Wednesday night through August. 84. Shakespeare with scenery - Find your Romeo

or Juliet at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival beind the backdrop of Boscobel and the Hudson Highlands. Box office is now open for the 2012 season;

85. See one man’s masterpiece - Opus 40 Six-acre

environmental bluestone sculpture built from an abandoned quarry by one man, Harvey Fite in Saugerties. Open to the public, May 19 - Oct.; 50 Fite Rd., Saugerties;

tour of the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony with the Second Saturday Byrdcliffe Walking Tour in Woodstock, and learn about the history of one of the oldest arts colonies in the United States;

88. Help out your community garden - No room for

e-mail us your events: << continued from page 11 Rd., Millbrook; Sample food from many area restaurant and enjoy wine from the vineyard to support the Millbrook Educational Foundation; $75; 845-206-8114. Secrets in the Garden; Friday, June 9-10; 5:30-9 p.m.; Locust Grove, 2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie; Follow clues to discover secrets about Locust Grove’s grounds with storytelling performance by Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi; $8;

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party; Sunday, June 10; 2 p.m.; Casperkill Golf Club, 25 Golf Club Lane, Poughkeepsie; Event for children ages 5-10 featuring characters from “Alice in Wonderland”; $15-$20; 845-473-2273, ext. 1109. Senior Citizen ID Cards; Wednesday, June 13; 9:30-11 a.m.; Dutchess County Division of Aging Services, 27 High St., Poughkeepsie; Countyissued IDs for residents 60 and older, bring proof of age such as drivers license or birth certificate; $2; 845-486-2555. Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Sampling Series; Thursday, June 14; 5:30-7 p.m.; Locust Grove, Route 9, Poughkeepsie; Featuring guest

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89. Enjoy a beautiful day in the neighborhood - Take

a ride with the Trolley Museum in Kingston on original tracks along the waterfront to Kingston Point Park on the Hudson River; 89 East Strand, Kingston;

90. Support local - With news and events each week in the Hudson Valley News.

91. Dance the night away - See acclaimed dance at the International Kaatsbaan Dance Center in Tivoli; 92. Get board - Every Monday afternoon from

1-5 p.m., Arlington Branch Library hosts an open game time for adults with Scrabble, chess, Rummikub and cards. Drop-ins always welcome; 504 Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie.

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94. Tour New York’s first Senate - Guided tours of the Senate House State Historic Site, the furnished historic house where New York’s first Senate met. The museum also features the world’s largest collection of John Vanderlyn paintings, objects and documents of the 17th - 19th centuries. Open April 15 October 31; 312 Fair St., Kingston. 95. Learn something new - Take your pick of summer courses at one of the area’s many colleges and cultural centers. 96. See the colors - Emerson Country Store in

Mount Tremper is the home of the World’s Largest Kaleidoscope and gallery. Shows run daily from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; 5340 Route 28, Mt. Tremper.

97. Party in Poughkeepsie - Enjoy a night out on the town on area hotspots including Club Orient at Bull and Buddha, the Out Bar and live music at The Chance Theater. 98. Get in the water without getting wet - The Hudson

River Maritime Museum, a historic destination for all ages located along Kingston’s Rondout District, lets visitors follow the river through time with seasonal exhibitions and permanent collections;

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of heart, spend a day hiking up Overlook Mountain to be greeted by great views on the firetower and the ruins of an old hotel. Difficulty is moderate for this 3 hour hike; Mead Mountain Rd., Woodstock.

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Super quirky BY ANN LA FARGE

This picture book for all ages is pure fun! I’ve neverr stayed up late enough to watch “The Colbert Report”” on Comedy Central, but I’m now a fan of its host, Stephen Colbert, who, inspired by an interview with the late, great Maurice Sendak, has written a picture book which, he claims, is “the perfect gift to give a child or grandchild for their high school or college graduation. Also Father’s Day. Also other times.” So, as you can see, you don’t have to be a kid to get a huge kick out of ‘IAmAPole (And So Can You!)’by Stephen Colbert, with illustrations by Paul Hildebrand (Grand Central Publishing, $15.99). What type of pole would you like to be? The speaker isn’t sure in the beginning: I know I have a purpose, I’m sure this may sound odd: But a pole without a job to do, Is really just a rod. So I’ve spent a lot of time In pursuit of one clear goal: Finding out where I fit in. What is my true pole role?” There are, of course, many choices – a barber bole, a lamp pole, a ski pole, the North Pole, a tadpole. But finding one’s identity can be … POLarizing. Believe; me, you won’t be able to stop smiling. The world needs more books like this! Two or three years ago, I read a truly wonderful novel, Robert Goolrick’s “A Reliable Wife.” My first thought upon finishing it was, “When will the next one come out?” Now, it has, and, as the saying goes, if you only read one novel this summer, read ‘Heading Out to Wonderful’ (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $24.95). In the author’s words, “30 years ago, a friend of mine told me a story about something that had happened to him as a child. It was the best story I ever heard and I knew that eventually I would have to write it down. ‘Heading Out to Wonderful’ is the result of three decades of meditation on this one story.” Charlie Beale, a loner, wanders into the town of Brownsburg in Virginia and gets a job in the local butcher

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shop. He meets and befriends 5-year-old Sam and the beautiful, eccentric Sylvan Glass, teenage bride of the town’s richest (and not very nice) man. It was a town “where people expected to live calmly and die and go to heaven in due time … No doors were ever locked. No dogs were walked on leashes. Nobody went on vacations. The notion of being unhappy didn’t occur much, either.” Paradise? Read on. Charlie becomes infatuated with Sylvan, takes Sam along on his trysts. Sam waits in the kitchen, worries as he becomes more aware of what is happening, feels “mad and alone all the time” while Charlie buys and furnishes houses for Sylvan until she “owned everything he had and all he was.” And then … The story is told through the eyes of Sam, now looking back on the events that would mark him for life. And, hauntingly, Sylvan finally asks, “Why wasn’t everything the way it was in the movies?” Robert Goolrick, who is also the author of a memoir, “The End of the World as We Know It,” lives in a tiny town in Virginia, “in a great old farmhouse on a wide and serene river with my dog, whose name is Preacher. Since he has other interests besides listening to my stories, I tell them to you.” Please, Mr. Goolrick, tell us another one … soon. And speaking of TV, it’s not only Stephen Colbert I’ve never seen; I’ve never seen Larry King, either, though I’ve heard him talked about. I learned this week that he has been on the tube for half a century. No wonder he figured it was time to write his memoirs! Now, the legendary talk-show host’s book is in paperback, with a blurb from no lesser light than Vladimir Putin: ‘Truth Be Told: Off the Record About Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions’ (Weinstein Books, $15). King tells of his mother’s arrival on these shores by boat from the Tsar’s Russia; his eight marriages and his two young sons, his many guests on TV. Read about Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, the days when there were only three TV channels and “news was civilized. There were no pundits. There was analysis … until cable changed the whole landscape.” He speaks of politics (“I’ve interviewed all the American presidents since Nixon about the Middle East”) and describes his interview with Ahmadinejad, saying, “He’s a puzzling fellow.” He speaks of his prostate cancer, of the Dalai Lama speaking about his gallbladder, of Frank Sinatra and Lady GaGa and Bernie Madoff. And, as he speaks of the final night of his 25-year run on TV, “the longest-running show with the same host at the same time on the same network,” one hears a note of nostalgia, quickly followed by a new plan – to be a stand-up comic. Along the way, he tells us why he’s decided to leave the show (that’s the most interesting part of the book), how he would do it if he had it to do all over again, and his conversation with the wealthiest man in the world, Carlos Slim (of whom I had never heard). A grown-up picture book, a wonderful novel, a TV memoir; what’s for dessert this week? The answer: a fine and thoughtprovoking collection of short stories by Alex Ohlin (whose “Babylon and Other Stories” I remember enjoying), ‘Signs and Wonders’ (Vintage, $15). I know I’m hooked on a story when I start underlining and margin-noting, as I did with the title story, which features a woman called Fleur, “who seemed like someone who’d spent her childhood alone in a room, writing poems about trees.” And also a wife who up and says to her husband, “Honey, let’s get divorced.” And there’s a story about an aunt who takes a young divorced and devastated niece on a cruise to the Galapagos: “Darwin, birds, the understanding of our humble origins that science gave us: that was what you were supposed to see. All Reena saw in the dark was water.” Reader, I read the whole book of stories, one after another. Wonderful. Happiness is, indeed, a book you can’t put down. 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

and federal government; Free; 845-485-3445, ext. 3702. e-mail us your events: << continued from page 13 chef Ed Kowalski of Crave Restaurant & Lounge; $25-$27; 845-454-4500.

An Evening of Poetry; Thursday, June 21; 7 p.m.; Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepsie; Poet Gold (Bettina Wilkerson) will read from her newly published book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When My Soul Speaks â&#x20AC;Ś I Scribeâ&#x20AC;?; Free; 845-485-3445, ext. 3313.

Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District Spring Book Sale; June 15-19; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday; Poughkeepsie Business Park, 900 Dutchess Tpke., Poughkeepsie; Free; 845-473-1464.

Baptist Home Annual Tag Sale; Saturday, June 16; 9 a.m.; The Community at Brookmeade, 46 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck; Numerous household items for sale to benefit the MasonMacDonald Courtyard project; Free; 845-871-1303.

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Pictured: Amy Olson and Darrell James rehearsing Rob Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10-Minute Play called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gotcha Day.â&#x20AC;? Photo by Jen Kiaba.

Half Moon Theatre will close its fifth season with a 10-Minute Play Festival on June 1 and 2 at Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie. For the season finale, the playwrights will incorporate and celebrate the idea of anniversary into each of the 10 plays, each lasting 10 minutes. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selected playwrights include Rob Ackerman, Jude Albert, Jenny Lyn Bader, Suzanne Bradbeer, Darrah Cloud, Rob Handel, Chisa Hutchinson, Marisa Smith Kraus, David Simpatico and Y York. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission and are available at the door.

NEA supports Shakespeare

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) a $20,000 grant to support its upcoming production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Romeo and Julietâ&#x20AC;? during the 2012 season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are really delighted to receive this award as it will support our work and give us an opportunity to put into action the aims of the NEA by building stronger relationships, particularly with our younger audience, and reinforcing the importance of theater in our lives and communities,â&#x20AC;? said Maggie Whitlum, executive director of HVSF. The NEA grant will also support HVSFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to attract young theater-goers through a series of events designed around the performances that explore the reasons why we attend theater and what is gained from the experience. HVSFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 season begins on Tuesday, June 12, with the first performance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Romeo and Julietâ&#x20AC;? premiering Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Romeo and Julietâ&#x20AC;? will play in repertory with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Labourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lostâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 39 Steps,â&#x20AC;? directed by Associate Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The arts should be a part of everyday life,â&#x20AC;? NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seeing a performance, visiting a gallery, participating in an art class or simply taking a walk around a neighborhood enhanced by public art, NEA grants are ensuring that across the nation, the public is able to experience how art works.â&#x20AC;? For tickets and information, call the box office at 845-265-9575 or visit

Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market coming to Red Hook

On May 10, planning board members in Red Hook passed a plan allowing a farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market to be held the the village municipal lot. The market will debut with 16 vendors, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays starting June 2 through September.


Barrett Art Center is seeking twodimensional or three-dimensional work, either traditional or contemporary in style, on any theme, for its 2012-13 Solo Show Program. Drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media works are eligible. Artists are encouraged to develop new works of art for this exhibition. Details and prospectus available online at Solo Show. Entry deadline is June 15.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Summer Lightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Artists Reception; Saturday, June 16; 5-7 p.m.; Wells Fargo Advisors, Montgomery Row, 2nd Floor, Rhinebeck; Exhibit of paintings and photographs, presented by RiverWinds Gallery, highlighting the joys of summer, on display through July 23; Free; 845876-1667.

FILM: The 13th annual Woodstock Film Festival is accepting submissions of independent films of all genres and lengths in all categories through June 8. Entry fees range from $5 to $50. To apply online and for additional information, visit

Travis Caudle Concert; Saturday, June 16; 9 p.m.; Babycakes CafĂŠ, 1-3 Collegeview Ave., Poughkeepsie; Australian singer/songwriter to perform original songs; Price unavailable; www.


Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle: Concert 2; Saturday, June 16; 8 p.m.; Bard College, Olin Hall, Annandale; The KalichsteinLaredo-Robinson Trio performs with Harold Robinson on double bass and Michael Tree on viola; $20-$28; 845-339-7907. Friends of Irondale Schoolhouse Benefit Concert; June 17; 2 p.m.; Millerton Presbyterian Church, 56 Main Street, Millerton; Performances by flutist Eugenia Zukerman, pianists Soyeon Lee and Ran Dank; $100 donation; 518-789-4619. Job Seeker Assistance: Working for the Government; Thursday, June 21; 10-11:45 a.m.; Learn about job opportunities with the local, state

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Whiskey, women, singing and sailing

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BY HVN WEEKEND STAFF Climb aboard Clearwater’s schooner, the Mystic Whaler, for a unique sunset sail Saturday, June 9 from 5 to 8 p.m., departing from the Cold Spring waterfront. Sample Hudson Valley whiskey from Tuthilltown Spirits’ distiller Ralph Erenzo as he discusses the history of local spirits. Crew members will then lead in singing chanteys with the passengers – a common maritime tradition among Courtesy photo. sailors. Whether hauling on a line or working up in the rigging, these songs helped sailors work together and keep rhythm while completing a task. After the sail, passengers are invited to join the Mystic Whaler crew at Cold Spring Depot for special whiskey cocktails and dinner. Passengers will receive a 10% discount on their dinner and a free Hudson Whiskey cocktail of their choice when they arrive at the restaurant. This event is not recommended for younger children. Tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for Clearwater members. Space is limited. To register or for more information about Clearwater Public Sail Adventures, contact Catherine Stankowski, sail program manager, at 845-265-8080, ext. 7107 or email Tickets may also be purchased on the Clearwater website at come-sailing/public-sail-schedule.


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Pictured, clockwise from top: John Golden chatting with Zimmers Brothers’ Michael Gordon and Dutchess County Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Planning Ron Hicks; Matthew Carnicelli, Brian Lange and Debbie Gordon enjoy the beautiful sunset at Mills; Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan, right, is joined by his sister Julie and brother-in-law Eric D’entrement; Sharon Coughlan, Darin Page and wife Dana. Sharon and Dana are both pregnant and sisters; Karl and Carol Jensen; Lenny Miller of Gentle Giants fame chats with” The Locust” property manager, Ali Sutherland; Friends of Mills Mansion President Caroline Carey (center) with Laurie Nash and Mary Gaynor. Photos by Jim Langan.

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The members of the Dutchess Debs 14U girls fastpitch softball team pose for a photo during the Anaconda Sports Gold Rush Tournament earlier this month. Photo submitted.

16-year-old Danielle Gay accepts the gold medal at the 2012 Canadian Open in Toronto, Ontario. Photo submitted.

Local taekwondo champ represents U.S. at Canadian Open BY HV NEWS STAFF Danielle Gay, 16, of Rhinebeck, recently returned home from Canada after capturing a gold medal in taekwondo at the 2012 Canadian Open in Toronto, Ontario. The tournament was an international event consisting of approximately 1,700 athletes from more than 17 countries across the world. Danielle competed in the 14-17 age group, winning four grueling matches against some of Canada’s top female

athletes who had just returned home from Sharm El Sheik, Egypt, where Danielle represented the U.S. as well. The next stop for Danielle is traveling with her local team, Peak Performance, to Dallas, Texas for the USA Taekwondo Jr. Olympic Championships in July to maintain her position on the Jr. USA National Team. Then, she travels back to Florida for the AAU National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

BY HV NEWS STAFF The Dutchess Debs 14U girls fastpitch softball team won the 14U Anaconda Sports Gold Rush Tournament, hosted at The Rock Sports Complex in Chester, N.Y. on May 19 and 20. The Debs went undefeated during the tournament, with a final record of 7-0. The Debs were offensively impressive, outscoring their opponents 72 -10 over the seven games. During the tournament, the girls’ bats were extremely consistent through the entire lineup, with Jillian Staley leading the pack. Staley had a tournament batting average of .600. In addition, Katie Moos slugged two homeruns, and Taylor Travis and Olivia Lattin also hit one out of the park each to

add to the Debs’ attack. The final championship game was against a strong Brewster Rockets team, who were also undefeated, with a 6-0 record going into the final. During this championship matchup, Alyssa Pfitscher pitched a shutout with the help of the Debs’ outstanding defense behind her. The hot gloves of Colleen Hogan at shortstop and Rachel Tierney at second base contributed tremendously to shutting down Brewster’s efforts. Pfitscher not only pitched great, she also helped herself out when she picked up a clutch hit, driving in two RBIs to secure the lead and eventually the 2-0 win over the Rockets.



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Rotary honors Hyde Park’s brightest

The Hyde Park Rotary Club hosted its annual recognition dinner for graduating members of the FDR National Honor Society on Thursday, May 17. County Executive Marc Molinaro was the keynote speaker, and guests were welcomed at the Wallace Center by Jeff Urbin, education specialist for the FDR Presidential Library and Museum. More than 95 guests attended the event, including corporate sponsors from Berger Engineering, Marshall Sterling, Minuteman Press, TD Bank and Coppola’s Restaurant. Flowers were provided by Green Oaks Florist. Photo submitted.

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Sandy and Kim Williams of 2012 Business of the Year Williams Lumber and Rotarian David Crenshaw. Photos courtesy of www.

Rhinebeck Rotary honors citizen and business of the year BY HV NEWS STAFF The Rhinebeck Rotary Club hosted its Service Above Self Awards Dinner & Recognition Ceremony on May 14 at the historic Beekman Arms. The event honored distinguished citizens and exemplary business neighbors, as well as outstanding members of the Rhinebeck Rotary Club who epitomize Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self,” according to the club. The ceremonial installation of the 2012-13 Rotary Club officers also took place at the dinner. The recipient of the Rhinebeck Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year award was Father Jerry Gallagher, who is now retired

and lives in North Carolina. Gallagher was honored for the commitment and compassion he extended while serving as pastor of the Church of the Messiah. Williams Lumber was recognized as one of Rhinebeck’s exemplary businesses with the 2012 Business of the Year award. The business, which was founded in 1946, currently employs 260 residents at eight stores in Ulster, Dutchess, Greene and Columbia counties. The event not only showed support for all of this year’s honorees, but also helped the Rhinebeck Rotary Club raise funds for worthwhile organizations and charities in the community.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro poses with honorees James and Theresa O’Shea, Mary Crusie and James Reed. Photo submitted.

BY HV NEWS STAFF The Dutchess County Division of Aging Services celebrated Older Americans Month and the region’s senior citizens during the annual Celebration of Aging luncheon last week. The event was held Monday, May 21 at the Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls in recognition of the outstanding contributions senior citizens make to Dutchess County. Dutchess County Executive Marc

Molinaro presented awards to Mary Crusie of Wappingers Falls, who was named the “Female Senior Citizen of the Year”; James Reed of Pleasant Valley, who was named the “Male Senior Citizen of the Year”; and the “Senior Citizen Couple of the Year,” James and Theresa O’Shea of Poughkeepsie. Also honored at the event were three Dutchess County couples who have been married 70 or more years and 15 residents between the ages of 100 and 107.

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Protesters were at the site of the new Stop and Shop Tueseday morning. According to a spokesman, they want Evercore Ventures and Marchwood Associates to hire members of Local 1000 for the new site saying, “We want to at least establish a dialogue. They’re not even paying minimum wage.” Photo by Jim Langan. Hudson valley news | | May 30, 2012 {19}

Bard gets $800K for innovative science program BY HV NEWS STAFF Bard College has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education Program to support the college’s continuing innovation in science education in the context of the liberal arts. The grant will fund the creation and implementation of a new model of scientific literacy for undergraduate education, according to Bard. The project builds on the success of Bard’s new Citizen Science (CitSci) Program, an intensive introduction to the sciences for all first-year students. With the support of the Hughes Medical Institute grant, an interdisciplinary team of Bard faculty and staff will work to develop a new definition of scientific literacy that can pertain to all college-level students; use this definition to innovate curricula, assessment tools and faculty training strategies for the CitSci Program and scientific courses for non-science majors; and disseminate their ideas on scientific literacy to other colleges and universities. In the first year, with the grant’s support, the college will hold a conference on undergraduate scientific literacy at its Annandale campus. Participants from across science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are experts on scientific literacy will be invited to discuss alternative standards and appropriate strategies for scientific literacy for undergraduates. Bard’s CitSci Program was launched in 2011 to develop student awareness of the methods scientists use to conduct scientific investigations. The mandatory, ungraded, immersive, three-week course helps students explore the strengths and weaknesses of these different scientific approaches. “What happens during the undergraduate years is vital to the development of the student, whether she will be a scientist, a science educator or a member of society who is scientifically curious and literate. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is investing in these schools because they have shown they are superb incubators of new ideas and models that might be replicated by other institutions to improve how science is taught in college,” said Sean B. Carroll, vice president of science education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Strawberry Festival Dinner A Strawberry Festival Dinner, sponsored by the Town of Clinton Women’s Republican Committee, will be held to raise funds for a Town Hall landscaping and beautification project on Saturday, June 16 at West Clinton Station 1 at 219 Hollow Rd. (County Route 14) in Pleasant Plains. It will start at 6:30 p.m. and feature a buffet meal with beverages, complete with strawberry shortcake topped with whipped cream. There will also be a silent auction featuring a variety of quality items. Admission is a $15 donation for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for children under 12. For reservations, call Louise at 845889-8740 or Janet at 845-266-5383 in the evenings, or 845-471-1112 during the day. All are welcome to help support the beautification of your Town Hall while enjoying a fabulous meal.

West Clinton Fire Department Training

Pictured from top: Firefighters practice removing a victim from a bus on its side; Rhinebeck and West Clinton firefighters practice removing a victim through a school bus window during a simulated accident. Photos by Ray Oberly.

On May 7, the West Clinton Fire Department held a joint drill with other firefighters at West Clinton Station 1 to practice rescuing people from a bus accident. A specially designed bus was created with the front half like a normal bus while the back half was placed on its side. This allowed the firemen to practice in two different situations. West Clinton Rescue Captain Mary Ellen Cookingham arranged to use the bus for the drill. The bus was built for the Owego Apalachin School District and was loaned to West Clinton for the drill. There was no extrication with the Jaws of Life or other tools so as not to physically damage the specially designed bus.

Artificial smoke filled the bus, making the rescue more realistic with poor visibility and requiring the use of Scott air packs. Dummies and actors were removed from both halves of the bus using back boards. They came out the rear emergency door, the emergency roof hatches and windows. This drill allowed the members to improve their skills in removing adults or children from a school bus accident. The Hyde Park Central School District transportation supervisor provided many important details and procedure that should be followed in rescuing children from a school bus accident. West Clinton Rescue Captain Mary

Ellen Cookingham and Rhinebeck Assistant Chief Nate Clambeck jointly ran the drill.

BY HV NEWS STAFF Rhinebeck and Ranomafana, Madagascar have joined forces to form R-Villages, a cooperative effort involving Rhinebeck public schools and Centre Valbio Research Station in Madagascar, along with the Sunshine Comes First non-profit organization and SUNY Stony Brook. Together, R-Villages is working to facilitate communication between the two communities, support research and

conservation efforts in Madagascar and assist the Malagasy people hard-hit by recent cyclones. Sponsored by the Bulkeley Middle School Environmental and Art Clubs, R-Villages will have an information and fundraising booth set up at Rhinecliff Waterfront Day, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Visitors will have an opportunity to purchase Malagasy handcrafts, such

as silk weavings, wooden bowls and children’s toys. They will also learn more about the work of Dr. Patricia Wright, founder of the Centre Valbio Research Station, the unique biodiversity of Madagascar, the Malagasy people and the recent cyclones. For more information, contact social studies teacher Henry Frischknecht or Principal John Kemnitzer at 845-8715500.

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The nurses nominated for St. Francis Hospital’s 2012 Sister Ann Elizabeth Award for Nursing Excellence pose for a photo. Photo submitted.

Exchange students visit NYC The Red Hook Rotary Club recently hosted foreign exchange students from around the world on a trip to New York City. They attended a performance of the off-Broadway show “Avenue Q” and enjoyed a Chinese food banquet for dinner. Shown in the photo are: Rotarian Susan Goodman-Goldstein, Juliana Vieira Campos (Brazil), Rotarian Judge Jonah Triebwasser, Laura Perez Ivars (Spain), Emily Avis (Red Hook, and going to Thailand next year), Ahenk Yakar (Turkey), Rotary Exchange Student Chairman Glenn Goldstein, Sophie Cottin (Belgium), Mira Loeffler (Germany), Tomaso Castella (Italy), Ines Garaslin (France) and Tony Liao (Taiwan). Photo submitted.

ST. FRANCIS HONORS TOP NURSES BY HV NEWS STAFF Two St. Francis Hospital nurses with a combined service of over a half century are the recipients of the 2012 Sister Ann Elizabeth Award for Nursing Excellence. Cora Keith and Gail Moore were recognized at the annual breakfast highlighting Nurse Recognition Week. The award, which honors Sister Ann Elizabeth, who served the hospital for six decades, recognizes nurses with at least one year of service at St. Francis who demonstrate excellence in nursing and serve as a role model for the community. This year, 27 nurses received 32 nominations. All were presented commemorative plaques. Keith has worked for nearly 20 years with mental-health patients. Before that,

the City of Poughkeepsie resident worked nights in admissions while attending nursing school. Hyde Park’s Moore started nursing at St. Francis in September 1964 and retired in June 2009. She started per diem work a week later in case management, where she worked the previous nine years. “Thank you on behalf of all the medical staff, and for all the times we forgot to say thank you,” said Dr. Mark Foster, the hospital’s medical staff president. “This is the best group of nurses I’ve been privileged to work with. You are not only our eyes and ears with regards to the patients and the hospital, but you’re also truly the heart and soul of this hospital.”

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Congressional candidate and County Legislator Joel Tyner hosts a rally in front of the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank branch on Main Street in Poughkeepsie last Wednesday in hopes of demonstrating how Chase’s actions resulted in billions of dollars in losses and the need to bring back FDR’s Glass-Steagall Act. Tyner was joined by members of Occupy Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley 99% Spring, which distributed leaflets explaining the Glass-Steagall Act and advocated moving accounts to local credit unions. Photo submitted.

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Recent arrests

The Hyde Park Police Department reports the following arrests: • Sherry L. Conklin, 30, of Germantown, was arrested on a active arrest warrant for a probation violation in Columbia County. • Jasmine A. Warner, 19, of Hyde Park, was charged with menacing in the 2nd degree, a class-A misdemeanor as a result of a domestic dispute. • Michael J. Gallagher, 36, of Monroeville Penn., was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a M-motor vehicle in the 2nd degree, a class-A misdemeanor, and two traffic violations. • Danielle A. Brook, 24, of Massapequa, was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, a unclassified misdemeanor, and not wearing her seat belt, a traffic violation. • Kendra S. Smith, 26, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with criminal contempt in the 2nd degree, a class-A misdemeanor for a violation of an order of protection with an ex-boyfriend. • Eric S. Sutphin, 23, of Hyde Park, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, an unclassified misdemeanor, and not wearing his seat belt. • Kevin M. Johnson, 39, of Poughkeepsie, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, an unclassified misdemeanor, and having no tail lamps. • Jasmine A. Warner, 19, of Hyde Park, was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a class-A misdemeanor; criminal mischief in the 4th degree, a class-a misdemeanor, and harassment in the 2nd degree a violation of law as the result of a domestic dispute with her mother. • Jeffrey E. Lasher, 36, from Staatsburg, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. • Brian L. Lynam, 27, from Town of Poughkeepsie, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. • Reginald H. Marcellin, 21, from Town of Poughkeepsie, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation of law. • Christopher Babiarz, 26, from Town of Poughkeepsie, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation of law. • Mark E. Miller, 44, of Red Hook, was charged with assault in the 3rd degree, a class-A misdemeanor. • Michael L Hiter, 26, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, a misdemeanor and expired inspection.


Learn local history BY STEVEN MANN

The Museum of Rhinebeck History was founded in 1992 by a group of concerned residents of Dutchess County, who wanted to preserve, collect and interpret Rhinebeck’s rich history. Each year, the museum hosts exhibits that are open to the public during its regular seasonal operation. This year is no exception, and the topic is violets. The historic sweet violet, in particular, is this year’s exciting topic. Rhinebeck was the violet capital of the world and was known as “the crystal city” because of all the glass in the town and village’s greenhouses, which seemed to glisten when viewed from above. The violet kings were George and William Saltford, Julius Vonderlinden, Ethan Allen Coon and the Trombini Brothers. Now, all of that is gone. However, you can still learn about these wonderful flowers and their influence on Rhinebeck. And you can see for yourself a few actual pieces of a violet house on Ackert Hook Road that have been temporarily installed inside the building. The exhibit is open every Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Various members of the museum’s board and advisors man the museum each time. The doors are open free to the public. A small gift shop area is where you can purchase Town Historian Nancy Kelly’s book, “A Brief History of Rhinebeck,” Tobe Carey’s DVD, “Sweet

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A historic F.R. Snyder ink blotter from Rhinebeck; The final resting place of members of the violet-growing Saltford family; Images courtesy of the Museum of Rhinebeck History.

Violets,” or my booklet, “Sweet Violets of Rhinebeck.” There are numerous other historic materials for sale on topics like the military, local industries and sports. The prices range from $1 for the museum’s new violet postcards to the $19.95 DVD, which is professionally produced by Willow Mixed Media of Ulster County. The museum is located at 7015 Route 9, inside the beautiful, historic Quitman House, which was the 1798 parsonage of the adjacent Old Stone Church (St. Peter’s Lutheran) and Cemetery.

To learn more, you can also visit the museum website, www., call the office at 845-871-1798, or email me at at any time. The museum will remain open through the last weekend in September. It is closed the week of the Dutchess County Fair in August. Steven Mann is a local historian and member of the Rhinebeck History Museum Board of Trustees. Respond to this column at

22 CHESTNEY, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec. of State (“NYSS”) 3/26/12. Office loc. Dutchess County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 22 South Street, P.O. Box 515, Rhinebeck, New York 12572. There is no specific date set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is Adeline P. Malone, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 510, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. 51 DCFH, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed New York Sec. of State (“NYSS”) 3/26/12. Office loc. Dutchess County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 22 South Street, P.O. Box 515, Rhinebeck, New York 12572. There is no specific date set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is Adeline P. Malone, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 510, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

Notice of Formation of Empire Medical Transportation, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/17/2012. Office location: Dutchess County Princ. Office of LLC: 1427 Route 44 Pleasant Valley, NY 12569 SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any Lawful activity. 82 PPFH, LLC Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (“LLC”). Articles of Organization filed NewYork Sec. of State (“NYSS”) 3/26/12. Office loc. Dutchess County. NYSS designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. NYSS shall mail a copy of any process to c/o The LLC, 22 South Street, P.O. Box 515, Rhinebeck, New York 12572. There is no specific date set for dissolution. Purpose: to engage in any lawful activity or act. Name and Business Address of Organizer is Adeline P. Malone, Esq., 6369 Mill Street, P.O. Box 510, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Notice of Formation of North Winds Lavender Farm, LLC. Arts.of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/2/2012. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, P.O. Box 315, Pawling, NY 12564. Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation: Dutchess Monarchs Lacrosse, LLC was filed with SSNY on January 24, 2012. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. A copy of any process shall be mailed to 11 Richard Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. Purpose of LLC is to engage in any lawful activity. Taking Our Places, LLC. Articles of Organization filed in the Department of State of New York on April 17, 2012. Office Location: Dutchess County. Principal Business Location: 37 Tioronda Ave., Beacon, NY 12508. Purpose: Any and all lawful business activities. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Taking Our Places LLC, 37 Tioronda Ave., Beacon, NY 12508. NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: PMA Carpentry LLC. Arts. of Org. were filed with the Secy. of State of New York (SSNY) on 4/27/2012. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 45 South Parsonage St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Purpose: all lawful activities.

Legal Notice Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC): Name: HARVEST MOON GIFTS L.L.C., Articles of Organization Filed with the Secretary Of the State of New York (SSNY) on 4/10/12. Office Location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as Agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Thomas Oster C/O HARVEST MOON GIFTS L.L.C., 6 Louise Pl Staatsburg, NY 12580-6124 Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Latest date upon which LLC is to dissolve: No specific date. Help Wanted The Village of Rhinebeck is looking to fill the position of Village Clerk-Treasurer. Full time, 35 hour work week, as well as board meetings, includes benefits. Accounting/Bookkeeping experience. Pay commensurate with experience. Please submit resume to the Village of Rhinebeck, 76 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572 or fax to 845-8765583 or email to village.clerk@ Call 845-876-7015 for more information.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: McCall Land Management, LLC Articles of Organization filed in the Department of State of New York on March 5, 2012 Office Location: Dutchess County Principal Business Location: 191 Cedar Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 Purpose: Any and all lawful business activities Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 191 Cedar Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: SUNACO, LLC, Articles of Organization filed in the Department of State of New York on April 9, 2012, Office Location: Dutchess County, Principal Business Location: 47 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Purpose: Any and all lawful business activities, Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 47 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

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OBITUARIES Dorothy E. Matthies Walsh, Rhinebeck

Dorothy E. Matthies Walsh, 94, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Thompson House in Rhinebeck, NY. She was born on September 2, 1917 in Clermont, NY, the daughter of Simeon and Edith (Rifenburgh) Cross. Mrs. Walsh graduated from Tivoli High School in 1934 and received her training as a registered nurse at the Caledonia Hospital of Nursing. On July 14, 1941, she married Louis Conrad Matthies. He predeceased her on July 23, 1956. Dorothy worked as a registered nurse at the Northern Dutchess Hospital from 1956 to 1973 and at Ferncliff Nursing Home from 1974 to 1985. After her retirement, she spent several winters in Florida. Dorothy was a life member and past president of the Red Hook V.F.W. Post 7765 Auxilliary and the Third Lutheran Church of Rhinebeck. She was an avid knitter and enjoyed canning pickles. She is survived by her three sons, Richard Matthies and his wife Mona of Rhinebeck, NY; Robert Matthies and his wife Ann of Indian Lake, NY; and Paul Matthies and his wife Cynthia of Rhinebeck, NY; her grandchildren, Rich, Mike, Lori, David, Paul Jr., Erik, Sara, Jeremy and Paul; and her great grandchildren, Gabby, Austin, Madison, Quinn, Beckett and Aaron. She was predeceased by a son, Louis G. Matthies on September 6, 1962, and step-father, Matthew Marquet. Calling hours were held 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the funeral home, with the Rev. LeRoy Ness officiating. Memorial donations are requested to the Third Lutheran Church of Rhinebeck, 31 Livingston St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572. To sign the online register, visit

Thomas R. Jeffreys, Rhinebeck

Thomas R. Jeffreys, 86, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2012, peacefully surrounded by his loving family at his home in Rhinebeck. A former resident of Laurelton Queens in Brooklyn, Tom met

his wife Maureen in 1945 after returning home from his US Navy deployment as a Signalman in the Pacific Theatre during WW II. They were married April 17, 1948 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Brooklyn. In 1957 they relocated to the Milan area to raise their growing family. Lifelong sweethearts they recently celebrated 64 years of marriage. Both Tom and his wife have been active participants in the Good Shepherd Parish in Rhinebeck. Tom worked for the Long Island - Pennsylvania Railroad for 10 years; attending night school until offered a job as a draftsman for IBM. He worked at IBM for 33 years; first as a draftsmen but retired as a Senior Associate Engineer. Tom raised and raced homing pigeons and was a member of the Kingston/Ulster Pigeon Club and the Rondout Valley Pigeon Club; he also enjoyed building scale model WW II replica airplanes. Born October 2, 1925 in Brooklyn, he was the son of Albert H. and Caroline (Luddecke) Jeffreys and had five siblings. His brother Charles predeceased him but he is survived by his brother Albert, his brother Arthur and his wife Joan, his sister Mildred Pederson and her husband Bob, and his sister Caroline Stump and her husband, Jim. In addition to his wife Maureen (Pugh) Jeffreys; Tom is survived by his 12 children, Theresa Bortzfield of East Moriches, Thomas and his wife Debbie Jeffreys of Red Hook, Kathleen and her husband Tom Nenni of Panama, Eileen Jeffreys of Millbrook, Kevin and his wife Ruth Boyer-Jeffreys of Rhinecliff, Maureen B. Jeffreys of Elizaville, Deborah Jeffreys-Tran of Houston, TX, James and his wife Wendy Jeffreys of Milan, Mary ColemanRoberts and her husband Doug Roberts of Columbus, OH, John and Rebecca Jeffreys of Pepperell, MA, Ann Marie and her husband Kevin Hritz of New Milford, CT, and Christopher and his wife Brandi Jeffreys of Orlando, FL. Tom & Maureen have 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Wednesday, May 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 W. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Church, 92 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations for the needs of the less fortunate may be made in Tom’s memory to the Good Shepherd Church, 3 Mulberry St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572. To sign the online register, visit

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