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A teenager from Hyde Park caused a “paperwork nightmare” for Hyde Park Police when he and his mother lied about his age after the young man got into a violent fight with his brother and sister. On Friday, March 4, at approximately 9 p.m., police were dispatched by Dutchess County 911 to a home on Robert Drive for a reported domestic dispute. Police arrived and spoke with a woman who claimed her 16-year-old son had gotten into a violent altercation with his brother and sister. According to police, family members reported the suspect became angry with his sister while watching television, grabbed her and threw her into a wall, causing a large hole in the sheetrock. When the suspect’s 12-year-old brother entered the room to help his sister, the suspect punched the boy in the left eye, causing swelling and bruising, police said. The suspect then grabbed a large knife from the kitchen and threatened to cut his siblings, police said. Officers located the suspect, who was attempting to leave the house. He was detained and became belligerent with officers, police said. When the young man was placed in the back of a patrol car, he attempted to kick out the car’s window and struck the seat divider with his head, according to police. The police car sustained no damage. The suspect was charged with criminal mischief in the third degree, a class-E felony; assault in the third degree, a class-A misdemeanor;

A one-car auto accident on West Dover Road in Pawling claimed the life of a 19-year-old local man last week. According to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 2 a.m. on March 5, deputies were dispatched by Dutchess County 911 to West Dover Road for a report of an accident. Michael McKenna, 19, of Pawling, the passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene after apparently suffering extensive head injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The driver of the vehicle, 19-yearold Christopher Abele, of Katonah, was rushed to Danbury Hospital with broken legs. An initial investigation revealed Abele was operating a 1991 BMW 318 southbound on West Dover Road, approximately 1 mile north of King’s Way, when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle then crossed into the northbound lane and overturned, according to the sheriff’s office. Officials believe the primary cause of the accident is failure to keep right, but additional factors, such as alcohol involvement and speed, are suspected. Police say it appears as though McKenna was not wearing a seatbelt, and it is unknown if Abele was wearing one. The accident is under investigation by members of the Sheriff’s Office Crash Investigation Unit and STOPDWI Patrol. The sheriff’s office was assisted in the investigation by members of the


menacing in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor; and endangering the welfare of a child, a class-A misdemeanor. He was brought before Judge John Kennedy in Hyde Park Justice Court and remanded to Dutchess County Jail without bail, pending a psychiatric evaluation. Police say with help from the probation department, which helped secure the suspect’s birth certificate, they later learned the suspect is actually 15 years old, despite the fact that both he and his mother said he was 16. “It’s a paperwork nightmare,” said Chief Charles Broe. “Basically we had to un-arrest him and re-arrest him as a juvenile.” After spending a weekend in jail, the suspect was transported to Woodfield Cottage, a secure juvenile facility, pending his next appearance in family court.


The Hyde Park Police Department reports the following arrests: • Thomas A. Jimenez, 32, of Hyde Park, was arrested on March 2 for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. • Christopher M. Guido, 30, of Staatsburg, was arrested on March 5 for aggravated DWI and DWI, both class-A misdemeanors. • Tiffany M. Schuhknecht, 21, of Poughkeepsie, was arrested on March 6 for criminal contempt in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor. • Paul A. Mihocko, 45, of Hyde Park, was arrested on March 6 for criminal contempt in the second degree, a class-A misdemeanor.

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A Poughkeepsie woman was arrested by local police and the Dutchess County SPCA Humane Law Department after she allegedly abused her puppy at a local pet store. According to the Dutchess County SPCA, on Feb. 26, law enforcement officials responded to the PETCO store on South Road in Poughkeepsie after it was reported that a woman was seen punching, kicking and stomping on a puppy. Witnesses called 911 to report the abuse, according to the SPCA. Officers responded and determined the owner, Priscilla Lenox, of the City of Poughkeepsie, had in fact abused her 10-month-old puppy while waiting in line at a low-cost vaccination clinic. Lenox was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals and disorderly conduct, according to the SPCA, and her puppy was seized by Humane Law officers. Lenox was due to appear in Town of Poughkeepsie Justice Court on Tuesday and the puppy is being held and evaluated by the SPCA.


The New York State Maple Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds has been canceled this year. The festival had been scheduled for March 26 and 27. “Due to extenuating circumstances, we have made the decision to cancel the Maple Festival this year,” said Fairgrounds Manager Bob Grems. “But we certainly plan on bringing it back in the future.” For more information, call 845-876-4000.

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If you’re a regular reader of this newspaper’s police blotter, it should come as no surprise that property crimes are on the rise in Hyde Park. But local cops say an alarming percentage of these crimes are occurring in areas near the Inn at Hyde Park, a local motel that takes in Social Services recipients from across Dutchess County. According to Hyde Park Chief of Police Charles Broe, over the past 22 months, there have been 95 burglaries in the town. Of these burglaries, nearly one third, a total of 29, have occurred within walking distance of the motel, located at 4171 Albany Post Rd., according to police. (Police defined “walking distance” as the area from Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, 4011 Albany Post Rd., to The Ledges apartment complex, along the Route 9 corridor.) Broe said in 2010 alone, there were 54 burglaries in the town. A total of 19 of them occurred within those same boundaries. “We have a property crime problem here,” said Broe. “There’s no doubt about it.” It’s not just burglaries that have police concerned, though. According to Lt. Robert Benson, police are called to the Inn at Hyde Park multiple times each week for things like drug overdoses, mental disturbances, narcotics offenses and larcenies. Talley.

Just last week, 53-year-old Alvin Talley, who had been placed at the Inn at Hyde Park by Social Services, spent Saturday night slashing tires on a number of vehicles parked within walking distance of the motel. When police found Talley, he was armed with a knife and had to be taken down at gunpoint, police said. According to Broe, when Talley was arrested, it seemed his biggest concern was whether his arrest would cause him to lose his room at the motel. Broe ran a blotter summary that indicated each time local cops responded to the Inn at Hyde Park since Aug. 6, 2010. Over those past seven months, there were 55 blotter entries originating from the motel. “That place is a source for a lot of calls for us,” Broe said. “We’re there all the time,” Benson added. The owner of the Inn at Hyde Park, Craig Pattel, did not return phone calls.




Broe and Benson believe part of the problem is the easy availability of cheap heroin, a drug that causes addicts to experience painful, sickening withdrawal symptoms if they go too long without a hit. “They say they want it so bad, they’ll do anything for it,” Benson said. Both men said addicts have been known to steal copper pipes from homes and businesses and sell them at salvage yards to pay for their habits. According to Broe, heroin is sold in small, wax paper bags called “flats” that sell for $10 to $15 each. Benson said some addicts have been known to use eight or more flats each day, and therefore might spend upwards of $700 each week on the drug. Both Benson and Broe said while they are not 100% sure where all this heroin is coming from, a number of addicts report getting their drugs in the City of Poughkeepsie. Benson, who grew up in Hyde Park, said he’s seen heroin destroy a number of local families. He shared the story of one local man who was injured and subsequently became addicted to opiate pain medications. When he could no longer afford his medications, he moved on to heroin, which is also an

opiate, and later resorted to robbing and stealing to pay for his addiction. He said this isn’t an isolated case. “A lot of them say they got started with prescription pills,” Benson said. Many of the calls that originate from the Inn at Hyde Park are in some way related to heroin, Benson said. Residents often get into fights over drugs and money and there have been calls for overdoses at the motel, he said. “I think the comeback of heroin has a lot to do with this,” Broe said. Broe went on to say another possible reason for the spike in crimes committed by motel residents is they are not invested in the town and don’t really care if they damage the community. “They are not from this area,” he said.



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He said officers will often work extra hours without pay because they are simply fed up with the increasing crime. “It’s not the town I grew up in,” he said. Broe also said he’d like to take steps to address the issue, saying one possible deterrent could be bicycle patrols. It’s not just police who are fed up, though. Local businesspeople have also complained about the rise in crime. Coppola’s Ristorante was one of the establishments targeted by Talley during his tire-slashing spree. “He slashed the tires on four cars in our parking lot, as well as the Eveready and the spa next to the Dairy Queen,” owner John Coppola said. “He tried hitting some guy up for a dollar at the Sunoco and then popped his tire when he didn’t give it to him.” When asked if he felt conflicted about discussing this problem publicly, given he is also president of the local Chamber of Commerce, Coppola said, “Look, I’m very concerned about the safety of my customers and neighbors. There have been too many suspicious people in the parking

lot lately and the police need help and cooperation from residents and business owners. Making the public aware is the responsible thing to do.” John Bertolozzi, a longtime employee and bartender at Coppola’s, said, “This problem has been brewing for years. There was a similar motel in Pleasant Valley that had problems until the town changed the law.” A retired veteran police officer told Hudson Valley News the Inn at Hyde Park has always been a problem and was a virtual crack den with working prostitutes 15 years ago. Councilwoman Sue Serino, whose ward includes the Inn at Hyde Park, said the motel does not seem to be accountable to the town. “I’d like to see them limit the number of Social Services people they can have in there at one time,” she said. “Maybe there should be a percentage limit. I’m going to look into what authority the town has to regulate this motel.” Police say the onus, though, is on residents, saying people should not be afraid to contact law enforcement if they see something suspicious. “If you see something out of the ordinary, please call,” Benson said. “Nobody knows your neighborhood like you do,” Broe added.


Your coverage of the recent Hyde Park town personnel issues is both enlightening and thought-provoking. As a resident of a comparatively small town (population under 5,000), without the need, apparently, to create the office of comptroller, the definition and job description for the newly created position, for Hyde Park, was worth a look. The history of the position of comptroller, i.e. controller, goes back to the days of royal households, when it described an official who examined and supervised expenditures. As the more modern public official or officer, it is a person who audits government accounts and sometimes certifies expenditures. Frequently, the job is described as that of an officer responsible for fiscal planning and control, including accounting, budgeting and tax procedures. Any observation of local and state elections will show the comptroller position is normally voter-elected. It would seem that a community of 21,000 souls (population of Hyde Park according to the 2000 Census) could present a degree of financial complexity sufficient to warrant (at least) the position being filled by a professional, and the perusal of several serious resumes by the hiring body. The state issues town charters, with ground rules for the governments so chartered, which begs the question: should a comptroller be elected? How does a town “create” such a position? Can the “comptroller” be hired overnight by the five-man (oops, person) town board? Will the large salary fit the budget? If you need an accountant, why call for a comptroller? Comptrollers generally cost more than accountants. Every question seems to lead to another, and it seems that the folks in Hyde Park would be better served if the town board utilized precedents on record to avoid potentially expensive legal problems. Karl O. Muggenburg Clinton {4} march 9 9, 2011 | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews com | Hudson valley news

NO FINANCIAL REPORTS SINCE JUNE 2010 BY JIM LANGAN At a recent meeting of the Hyde Park Town Board, former bookkeeper Joanne Lown asked her councilman, Michael Taylor, if he would make recent financial statements available to her. Taylor refused to answer Lown and simply sat there with a sneer on his face. Taylor neither provided the information, nor had the courtesy to respond to Lown, in spite of his condescending implication on a number of occasions that he was well aware of the town’s financial condition. Given his unwillingness to provide a constituent with the records, Lown requested them from the town clerk via the Freedom of Information Law, which requires government entities to produce public records. Hudson Valley News has obtained a copy of the clerk’s response. “Pursuant to your Freedom of Information request, please be advised the comptroller has informed us that as of the date of your request (Feb. 15, 2011), the computer printout reports did not exist,” the clerk wrote in response to the request. The period in question encompasses June 2010 until the present. With the assistance of Councilwoman Sue Serino, Lown was able to examine the bills from October 2010 to Jan. 11, 2011. According to Lown, “The expenditure report shows overages in many budget lines. The draft shows overall expenses for the general fund are overdrawn by $63,000. The highway fund is no better, with appropriations having a surplus of $295,000 and (Highway Superintendent) Walt Doyle’s bills haven’t been paid from 2010 as of Feb. 8, 2011.” Serino expressed her frustration at being intentionally misled by as to whether Lown was at Town Hall when she arrived to meet her and go over the bills. “They knew she was already in (Supervisor Tom Martino’s) office with the bills, but (Town Clerk) Donna McGrogan said she wasn’t sure if she was in,” Serino said. “Martino, the new comptroller and (Secretary) Sarah Murray all stood there mute as Donna misled me. It’s so petty and childish.” Lown and Serino are also concerned about the cash balance of the general fund.

According to Lown, “The last report we found was the trial balances for the month of December, dated Feb. 8, 2011. Trial balances are considered the summary of all financial activity. Most importantly, it shows cash, what you have on hand to pay your bills.” But here’s the frightening part of her analysis. “The cash balance of the General Fund on Feb. 8, 2011 at 10:27 a.m. was a negative $888,885.28,” she said. “On the same day, at 11:27 a.m., it was negative $1,184,891. I am sure the negative is the result of not entering into the computer all of the revenue, which brings me to my final thought. Where are the source documents being filed until someone is able to enter these revenues into the system? If you can lose vouchers, you can lose revenue source documents.” Hudson Valley News is making no claim of malfeasance or financial impropriety, but is simply reporting the findings of Lown and Serino. The unfortunate part of this is the unwillingness of Supervisor Tom Martino or Taylor to level with residents and clearly articulate the state of the town’s finances. Instead, they seem inclined to stonewall while they figure it out or blame others for their own incompetence. As a result, the absence of information gives rise to speculation. Serino tells Hudson Valley News she intends on holding a special Ward 2 meeting to inform the public and take questions. “It’s time somebody on the board had the decency to communicate with residents and give them a voice in their town government,” she said. The date and time of the meeting will be announced shortly and it will be open to all residents.

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FAMILIAR FACES CONSIDER BIDS FOR COUNTY EXEC BY CHRISTOPHER LENNON Within minutes of County Executive William Steinhaus’ announcement that he will retire at the end of his term on Dec. 31, speculation began to rise as to who would seek Dutchess County’s top elected office in the upcoming November election. On the Republican side, the favorite seems to be Assemblyman Marcus Molinaro (R-Red Hook), a former county legislator representing Red Hook and the former mayor of the Village of Tivoli. On Monday, Molinaro said he sent letters to the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties asking to be considered for their nominations for the seat. He said he spent last weekend discussing the matter with party officials, community and business leaders and his family before deciding to seek the nominations. “We’ve decided this is a great opportunity and challenge in Dutchess County moving forward,” Molinaro said. “I think this is a great opportunity for bold new leadership.” Molinaro said a formal announcement would be forthcoming, but for now, he’s focused on representing the people of his 103rd Assembly District. “I certainly want to lay out my ideas in front of voters, but that time will come,” he said. A number of prominent local Republicans have already voiced their support for Molinaro’s candidacy. On the Democratic side, a clear favorite has yet to emerge, though New York State Bridge Authority Executive Director Joe Ruggiero, who ran against Steinhaus in 2007, and Beekman Supervisor Dan French have been discussed as potential candidates. Reached for comment Monday, French, who was elected supervisor in 2009, confirmed members of the Democratic Party have asked him if he’d consider running for the seat. He said although his prime focus remains

on issues confronting Beekman, he is considering a run for the executive post. “Improving county government is something I’ve often thought about,” French said. “Certainly, I think we need a fresh perspective in this difficult time. I’m going to bring my passion for public service wherever I can do the most good. “Ever since becoming supervisor, I’ve realized how important it is to have a county executive who fosters cooperation with local officials,” he added. Also, County Legislator Joel Tyner (D-Clinton, Rhinebeck) said he is “floating a trial balloon” for his own candidacy for the executive seat. He said he started a “Dutchess Progressives” Facebook page back in November to see if there was an interest in a progressive candidate (currently, that page has more than 220 members). He says his main goal, though, is to promote progressive solutions to the county’s problems. “It’s 99% likely that I will just be running for county Legislature (in November),” Tyner said. “What I’m trying to do is make sure I’m not the only person in Dutchess County pushing for these things.” Tyner said Steinhaus “let us down” in four critical areas: creating green jobs, exploring alternatives to a jail expansion, stopping pay-to-play politics in Dutchess County and increasing the recycling rate. While some might say Tyner is too far to the left to appeal to independents and moderate Democrats, he says he shouldn’t be counted out too soon. Tyner has held his seat in the Legislature since 2004 and has consistently been reelected every two years in a district that is heavily populated with Conservatives and Republicans. “All I need – all anyone needs – is basically one person in each municipality across the county to be a firecracker,” Tyner said.

Red Hook Rotary offers scholarship for local students BY HV NEWS STAFF The Rotary Club of Red Hook is offering two $750 scholarships to students entering a two- or four-year postsecondary education program. Applicants must be a legal resident and a senior in the Red Hook Central, Pine Plains or Germantown school districts who will be attending a post-secondary school. Scholarship awards will be distributed directly to the student upon the successful completion of their senior year in high school. Funds are to be used by the student for any educational expenses. Students must submit a completed scholarship application package, an upto-date transcript and three reference

letters, one of which must be from their guidance counselor. A selection committee composed of members of the Red Hook Rotary Club will review the applications. The committee will base its decision not only on responses to questions in this year’s application, but also on the applicant’s history as a student. Interviews will be arranged and conducted with Red Hook Rotary members. Application forms may be obtained from the high school guidance offices. Completed forms must be returned to the guidance office by April 1. For more information, contact Carolyn Bernitt at 914-489-1875 or carolyn_

Comic book creators to visit New Paltz BY HV NEWS STAFF Comic book fans, take note. On Saturday, 12 comic book artists, writers and creators will visit a local comic shop to sign books and meet with fans. The artists will visit October Country Comics, 246 Main St., New Paltz (across the street from McDonald’s) on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 845-255-1115. Items by the artists and writers will be available for purchase at the store and many of them are expected to bring samples of their work. The event is being billed as the largest gathering of comic book creators in the

Hudson Valley. The guests include: Terry Austin, artist, inker and writer; Todd DeZago, writer; Ramona Frandon, artist; Dan Green, artist and inker; Fred Hembeck, writer and artist; Ron Marz, writer; Louise Simonson, writer; Walt Simonson, writer and artist; Joe Sinnott, artist and inker; Matthew Dow Smith, artist; Jim Starlin, writer and artist; and Joe Staton, artist and inker.




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For the past few days, I have been continually hearing sounds of support and encouragement for Marcus Molinaro to announce his candidacy for Dutchess County executive. Although he has not made any official announcement of his intentions, many of our constituents have asked my thoughts. In all of my interactions with Marcus Molinaro, I have found him to be highly motivated and passionately committed to making Dutchess County a better place to live. His character and integrity are of the highest level and I would be proud to serve under his leadership. As for the future direction of Dutchess County, it is critical that someone like Marcus Molinaro take the helm and bring creative solutions which the county desperately needs. His new, fresh perspective will establish the extremely difficult line that balances necessary spending for programs and services against desired, yet discretionary, projects. I believe that Marcus Molinaro will firmly institute fiscal restraint in these tough economic times. It is my hope that Marcus Molinaro announces his candidacy for county executive, at which time I, along with an overwhelming number of residents, will step forward to support and endorse his decision. Jim Coughlan Dutchess County Comptroller




While I agree wholeheartedly with the statement contained within the report that unfunded mandates cannot be Mandate in 60 days, I also recognize that relief should solved much more needs to be done to address the current fiscal crisis. deliver tax School districts and local governments relief are facing double-digit percentage increases in their pension obligations BY SEN. STEVE SALAND and although the creation of a new retirement system certainly achieves Shortly after taking office, the a long-term savings, it does nothing to governor announced the creation of alleviate the current burdens. the Mandate Relief Redesign Team and Further, it is reported that the team charged it with the task of reviewing raised a number of long-discussed existing state mandates and identifying but unresolved issues, such as health mandates that are ineffective and insurance employee cost sharing, special outdated. I was education reform, encouraged that the Medicaid costs governor made it and the Triborough abundantly clear that (a I have long held that Amendment the path to tax relief provision in law that state and federally needed, in part, to allows certain public be achieved through imposed mandates are employees to continue mandate relief. to receive automatic a tremendous strain pay raises even in For years, dating back to 1993, I have the absence of new on municipal and sponsored several contract) but in their measures to eliminate school budgets and preliminary report, unfunded mandates. no recommendations Many of the bills I as a result, taxpayers were made, citing sponsored over the continue to bear the the complexity of the years passed with issues and the need brunt of the burden. for further review and bipartisan support, and in fact, the last discussion. three governors While I well incorporated my understand and agree mandate relief bill language into their the issues raised but not addressed are executive budget proposals as a means complex, they are widely viewed as the to reduce local property taxes. mandates associated with the steepest I have long held that state and expenditures. federally imposed mandates are a It is my hope that the Mandate tremendous strain on municipal and Relief Team recognizes the importance school budgets and as a result, taxpayers of confronting these challenging continue to bear the brunt of the burden. issues swiftly and has an open, public And when serving as the Senate discussion on the savings that can be Education chairman for six years, I achieved if all parties work together to refused to consider any legislation that deliver tax relief. contained an unfunded mandate. To shelve or delay tackling these The preliminary report, released issues during our economic crisis may this week, offered a number of result in a missed opportunity to rein in recommendations that, if enacted, would the costs that place the largest burden on save considerable time and money at the the local taxpayer. For mandate relief, local and state level. I am encouraged the future is now. that the centerpiece of the report is to adopt a constitutional amendment that State Sen. Steve Saland (R-Poughkeepsie) embraces my legislation, passed as represents New York’s 41st Senate District, recently as this year, prohibiting new which includes communities in Dutchess unfunded mandates. and Columbia counties. GUEST COLUMN


The thugs are proving to be an embarrassment of riches for local Democrats. Potential candidates are lining up to be vetted by party officials. Candidates include most of the usual suspects and some intriguing new ones. Hey, if you don’t think you can beat “Tantrum Tom” Martino, “Baby Huey,” “Admiral Monks” and Mike Athanas, you should find another line of work. Sue Serino is the only one on this board who will be re-elected.


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Park for a pancake breakfast. But it wasn’t just any pancake breakfast. It was a community of good people coming together to help someone in need. OPINION That person was Jazmine Cappillino, a USUALLY 12-year-old Regina Coeli student in the fight of her young life. Many of those in RIGHT attendance had never met little Jazmine, but it didn’t matter. What mattered was BY JIM LANGAN this beautiful young girl and her parents need help. (See story on page 28). PLENTY OF GOOD When I walked in, I saw two law enforcement friends of mine, one with his FOLKS OUT THERE It’s difficult these days to see the sun own little girl. I asked one why he was through the clouds and I’m not talking there and he said, “Somebody told me about the weather. Everything seems about it and I like pancakes.” That was his way of saying, “I’d to be going wrong rather my pancake at the same time. money go for a good On television, it’s cause.” As I looked one angry mob after around the room, I These were mostly another, whether it’s could see many familthe Middle East or people I recognized iar faces, all too happy Madison, Wisconsin. be there at 8 a.m. Leave your house and from around town, to on a Sunday mornit’s time to pony up ing. There was also nearly $4 for a gallon individuals with a small army of volof gas brought to you unteers cooking and no shortage of by some consortium serving the breakfast. of Arab potentates and These were mostly responsibilities dictators. If you’re people I recognized lucky enough to have themselves. from around town, a job, you’re waiting individuals with no for a call from human shortage of responsiresources informing bilities themselves. It’s you your job has been also worth noting this “downsized.” wasn’t a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser; it was If you find yourself looking for a job, a $7 breakfast at the Knights of Columit’s even worse. Nobody’s hiring and the bus. But that $7 is going to get Jazmine few that are totally abuse the privilege. to Lourdes and a transplant if necessary. You’re penalized for being overqualified or insulted by having to grovel for a Those small contributions stand as tall as position you had 15 years ago. How about any millionaire’s check. From the volunteer in the parking refinancing the old hacienda in order to lot getting drenched to the clean-up take advantage of historically low interest crew, these are the people who make rates? Sorry, Charlie, we don’t see a W-2 our community work. They leave their there. By the way, that credit card we gave own problems and politics at the door. you five years ago is maxed out and we’ve On any given night, people are out there decided to cut your credit limit and up helping their friends and neighbors. It’s your interest rate to 30%. all too easy to forget that and focus on all I could go on but you get the idea. It’s the noise, most of it negative. I include an ugly time out there and it seems like myself when I say this. If you haven’t a fair number of people have no problem gotten involved in your community or a making it worse. But before you join me in a tall glass of cynicism, I’m here to tell volunteer organization, turn off that TV you there are still plenty of great people and do it. You’ll be helping someone else, out there. I met quite a few of them the but most of all, you’ll be helping yourself. other day. About 200 of them were at the Knights of Columbus Sunday morning in Hyde

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Over the last seven years, I have had the honor of serving Tivoli as a trustee and deputy mayor. I am proud to have held those titles and proud of the accomplishments we, as a village, have created together. Holding public office and representing others in government is an honor, and one that I do not take lightly. Over the last seven years that I have served in Tivoli, I have had the honor of working with committed public servants. One of those individuals is Trustee Susan Ezrati, who is seeking re-election to the Board of Trustees. Trustee Ezrati immersed herself into the responsibilities of trustee and with her strong financial background, organizational skills and attention to detail, she is an intricate part of Tivoli’s government and responsible for many of the successes that Tivoli has seen lately. Tivoli is fortunate to have residents who play a hands-on and vital role in our community. Many offer their time and assistance to ensure Tivoli is the wonderful place it is to live in, raise a family in, visit and work in. One such individual doing that is Robin Bruno, who is seeking a trustee position in Tivoli. With her experience, gained by working in the village clerk’s office and as a community volunteer, Robin Bruno will make a fine addition to the Board of Trustees. Both Susan Ezrati and Robin Bruno define what it means to be public servants, and I proudly endorse their candidacies. Village Trustee Bryan F. Cranna Tivoli


First, join Cortlandt Town Board Member Dr. Richard Becker, Joseph Malcarne, Mid-Hudson Energy $mart Communities Coordinator Meridith Nierenberg and Energy Auditor Luis Hernandez for a special “Energize Dutchess” forum I’ll be co-hosting with them Wednesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market St. Second, come out to hear Dare Thompson, president of the Mid-Hudson League of Women Voters and member of the Ulster County Reapportionment Commission, on Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at Rhinebeck Village Hall, 76 East Market St., for the “Fair Redistricting: Necessary for Democracy” forum I’ll be co-hosting with her. Four reasons to come out to our “Energize Dutchess” forum: 1. Dutchess households with a combined income of less than $166,000 per year are now eligible for free energy audits through Green Jobs Green NY. 2. Dutchess homeowners and businesses could save $1 billion over the next decade on electric bills if energy-efficient/renewable retrofit loans were supplied to them, according to Sustainable Hudson Valley Board Chair David Dell (imagine how many green jobs could be created too). 3. There are 1,800 homeowners in the Town of Cortlandt saving $250 each winter by participating (for $5 each) in the CHOP (Cortlandt Heating Oil Program) there with 15 oil companies that have voluntarily joined CHOP and agreed to cap their rates in return for higher visibility. (Note: Somers, Putnam Valley and Peekskill have replicated success of Cortlandt’s CHOP program as well and started similar programs.) 4. There are 110,000 homeowners here in Dutchess; if each participated in a program here, that would be $27.5 million annually in savings for homeowners here in our county (sadly, our county Legislature’s GOP has killed Dem efforts towards this end; why?). Also, don’t forget to call our governor and state legislators now at 877-255-9417 to stop Cuomo and the GOP from giving $5 billion more in tax breaks annually to our state’s wealthy, while laying off thousands and ripping billions more away from our schools, hospitals, libraries and our communities. Fact: Recent Marist, Siena, Quinnipiac and Hart polls all prove the vast majority of New Yorkers strongly support a millionaires’ tax. Middle- and low-income New Yorkers now actually pay a much higher share of our income than the richest 1%, who now take in 35% of all income – up from 10% in 1980. Help turn our county around; send a message to the power structure. Join hundreds of others already on board at our Dutchess Progressive and FDR Democratic Club of Dutchess County groups on Facebook; call in to WVKR 91.3 FM Fridays, 5-6 p.m.; WHVW 950 AM Saturdays, 8-10 a.m.; see County Legislator Joel Tyner Clinton/Rhinebeck Hudson valley news | editorial@thehudsonvalleynews com | march 9 9, 2011 {7}




For those of us who practice the tradition, we begin Lent this week on Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is that strange day where a priest puts ashes on your forehead and says these sobering words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Remember that you are dust? Is there any way to interpret this other than you are going to die? Well, you are. I am. He, she and it is. We all are going to die, and it’s about time somebody said it because we spend far too much time running away from this most basic of facts. Why does death frighten us so much? Duh! Once a loved one dies, you don’t see them anymore, can’t talk to them anymore. And it doesn’t matter how much mumbo jumbo you give about going to a better place. It is final, and we don’t like finality. We don’t even like finality in relationships that we have no intention of continuing. You break up with someone and still say, “I’ll see you around.” You go to a conference with complete strangers, bond for a few days but ultimately have no intention of forming a lasting relationship, and yet at the end of the conference, you say, “We ought to get together sometime.” Maybe you oughtn’t. But it sounds better, friendlier, easier. Less final. If it’s hard to say “goodbye” to people you don’t care about, think how much harder it is to say “goodbye” to those you really love, those you’ve spent all your life with, those you thought you’d be spending so much more time with. Notice that, so far, I haven’t really spoken about the person who dies, but about those of us who are left behind? That’s in part because each of us, at some time or other, becomes the person who is left behind. It can be remarkably hard to deal with the loss, the regrets, the things said and left unsaid. Facing loss, which we must by the nature of things do over and over throughout our lives, brings pain. It brings emptiness as well – and a questioning of what matters in life, if anything.

Lent invites us to ask these questions – invites us to sit with them. Of course, facing death itself – not the loss of a loved one, but the thing itself – is pretty frightening, too. Remembering that we are dust forces us to face a few daunting realities. One, we fear the act of dying. Will it be painful? Will it be long and drawn out? Two, we fear what will be there after we have died. Will we be ushered into the pearly gates, where streets are paved with gold? Will we sit in a lake of fire and eternal suffering? Something different but equally eternal? Or will it be nothing at all? Three, we fear no longer being able to control events on earth. What will happen to that unfinished novel that we’ve been working on all these years? Who will make sure our son marries a nice girl? Will our partner do a good job guiding the company we spent a lifetime building? Who will take care of our family? Perhaps one of the biggest reasons we fear death so much is because there is so much uncertainty – for ourselves and for those left behind. We don’t like uncertainty. But the season of Lent asks us to sit with the uncertainty of our own deaths for just these 40 days. Consider what it is to die, consider how it is not only inescapable, but also natural and created by God and therefore good. Because for Christians, it is enveloped in love, no matter what it looks like on the other side. You can’t avoid death, even if you avoid talking about it. Eventually, it will come. The question is, will we greet it as a terror or, as St. Chad of Lichfield says, “that friendly guest who is used to visiting the brethren?” There are far too many questions and uncertainties to address in a column – or in the 40 days of Lent. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep asking and pondering. If you would like to ponder death with others – yes, this is an advertisement but I promise it’s not a fundraiser, just an invitation – you can attend a four-part series on death starting Wednesday, March 16 (Other sessions are March 30, April 6 and April 13). Each session starts at 7 p.m. and takes place at St. James’ Chapel, across from the Hyde Park Post Office. The series explores the spirituality of death, legal concerns of dying, dealing with a funeral home and planning your own funeral. The Rev. Chuck Kramer is rector of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Hyde Park. You can leave a comment for him at rector@

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BY JIM LANGAN • Here’s a little Hollywood on the Hudson for you. Scott Wood, who distinguished himself by winning the fabled Ledgewood Open golf tournament in Hyde Park a few years ago, is engaged to the daughter of a true Hollywood legend. Scott, who now lives in L.A., is engaged to Jennifer Grant, the only child of Cary Grant and actress Diane Cannon. Jennifer has a young son from a previous relationship named Cary. Scott will probably want appearance money now to play in the Ledgewood. Congratulations. • Here’s something for that friend or family member thinking of getting married but money’s a little tight. Israeli designer Galit Zeierman has just come out with a line of couture wedding dresses between $250 and $500. The only hitch is they’re made of toilet paper. Her company is called Cheap Chic and she says depending on the bride/load, the dress can require from four to 40 rolls of toilet paper. • Happy 20th anniversary, Rodney King. This week marked 20 years since the acquittal of the California police officers accused of beating him, that triggered the L.A. riots. He was awarded $3.8 million in damages by a jury and has blown every dime of it. Rodney’s now a 45-year-old grandfather engaged to be married again. He’s been arrested numerous times since for DWI, domestic violence and was involved in a shooting. But thanks to the case’s notoriety, old Rodney would have to shoot somebody on live television to get any jail time. • Presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee may have picked on the wrong unwed mother in Natalie Portman. She’s rich, well educated and her child will want for nothing. Huckabee is being pilloried by the left, even though statistics prove that poor women having children out of wedlock is often a one-way ticket to poverty. • Some looney judge awarded 26,131 former Rikers Island inmates $1,130

each for being strip searched during their initial processing at Rikers. The inmate commissary is said to be jammed with gloating prisoners snapping up chocolate bars, radios and headphones. Were the guards not supposed to search these thugs before assigning them a cell? • On a commercial flight from Guadeloupe to St. Martin, a flight attendant apparently stuffed a 17-month-old child in the overhead compartment. The attendant says she was just playing with the child, and the parents, of course, are suing, claiming the kid is forever traumatized. Hey, I used to put my infant son under the seat in front of me in a cloth bassinet. He turned out just fine. Then again, he does have a slight fear of flying. I’m sure it’s not related and don’t sue me. The statute of limitations has run out. • How about a tuition refund? An idiot psychology professor at Northwestern University had a couple of “performance artists” perform a live sex act as part of an optional seminar. I’m sure mom and dad are thrilled to be ponying up $52,000 a year so junior can learn the fine points of sex toys. • Please tell me you’re not going to watch Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.” Including Trump, this could be the largest gathering of losers since Trump’s family Thanksgiving dinner. The show will feature Star Jones, Gary Busey, LaToya Jackson and NeNe Leakes from “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” You would have to put me in one of those prison restraint chairs to watch that train wreck. • Remember we told you Mazza Grill was out of business? Well, there’s a sign out front now saying an Eveready Diner will take its place shortly. If it’s half as good as the one in Hyde Park, it should be a big hit in Rhinebeck. • In other restaurant news, the former Twist in Hyde Park will be re-opening soon as Two Taste and Crossroads will soon begin delivering its excellent pizza.


Sober Valley Lodge update: Rachel has left the building...We’re sad...over it...Applications now being accepted. – Charlie Sheen on Twitter about the departure of one of his ‘Goddesses.’

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“Keep your eyeball on the highball” and hijinks of ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ in Rhinebeck

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Friday, March 11, 8 p.m. Presented by the Bard College Music Program and Bard College Conservatory of Music. The artistic directors for the program are acclaimed pianist Blair McMillen and Grammy Award–winning composer Joan Tower. Free and open to the public. Olin Hall, Bard College, River Rd., Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-7587887. Photo by Janos Sutyak.


39th Annual Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition March 12-13: The three-day international competition attracts a wealth of young musical talent from the finest conservatories in the U.S. and abroad. First round, Saturday at 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; semi-final round, Sunday at 10 a.m.-noon; finals begin on Sunday at 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845-437-7000.

THEATER “Circle Mirror Transformation” March 10-29: This hilarious and charming comedy was voted one of the top ten plays of 2009 by “The New York Times,” “The New Yorker” and “Time Out New York.” Starring two-time Obie award winner Kathryn Grody. Pay-what-you-can preview, Thursday, March 10, 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets: $25-18. CunneenHackett Arts Center, 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie. Buy tickets online at or call 888-718-4253 in advance.

“The Foreigner” Through March 20: Co-directed by Michael Koegel and Amy Wallace, starring Koegel in the lead role of Charlie, a pathologically shy Englishman who pretends to be a “Foreigner” who doesn’t speak English in order to get a little solitude. But before he knows it, he has overheard quite a few of the locals’ darker secrets and sinister plans. Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets: $15, general; $13, students, seniors and members of STS. Shandaken Theatrical Society (STS) Playhouse, 10 Church Street, Phoenicia. 845-688-2279.

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“Keep your eyeball on the highball” and hijinks BY DANA GAVIN | WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM “The Drowsy Chaperone” opened in 2006 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City – with music by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, the show went on to win five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Score. The concept, according to Up In One Productions director and choreographer Kevin Archambault, is one that will appeal to “new musical theater lovers, vintage musical theater lovers, and people who don’t even know they like musical theater yet.” I was particularly curious about this show because of a lost opportunity – I had an opportunity to put my name in the ticket lottery at “A Chorus Line” or “The Drowsy Chaperone” in New York City. I clutched at the last minute and picked “A Chorus Line” – it’s an old favorite! – and missed my opportunity to see Sutton Foster in “Drowsy.” I definitely enjoyed “Chorus,” but I was left with the pangs of mediated regret. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is an homage to iconic Jazz Age American musicals, such as “Showboat” (1927); it’s also a play within a play, or perhaps a musical within a musical. “It’s the sweetest, most charming musical,” said Archambault. “It breaks my heart that more people don’t know about it yet.” The show begins when Man in Chair “THE DROWSY CHAPERONE” – an agoraphobic yet die-hard musical March 11-27 fan – who is trying to alleviate his “non8 p.m. | Fridays and Saturdays specific sadness” by playing his favorite cast album, the 1928 fictional smash 3 p.m.| Sundays musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Tickets: $24, adults; $22, seniors, “They never name him (Man in children under 12 Chair),” said Archambault. “That’s very much on purpose, because he’s the entry The Center for Performing Arts at way for us (the audience). The audience Rhinebeck, Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. is relearning, re-appreciating or seeing for 845-876 3080 the first time, what makes a musical. He’s our entry into this crazy world.” > continued on next page

Wednesday, March 9 NIGHTLIFE

Karaoke 8:30 p.m. With PJ the DJ. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-0590. Petey Hop and Blues Jam 8:30 p.m. No cover. Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Rd. (Rte. 9), Hyde Park. 845229-8277.


“The Drowsy Chaperone” March 11-27: See full story at right. An Up In One production. Tickets: $24, adults; $22, seniors, children under 12. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876 3080.

“Self-Healing with One Light Healing Touch” 6:30-8 p.m. A workshop on energy healing with Penny Lavin. Free; seating is limited. Morton Memorial Library and Community House, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff. 845-876-2903. > continued on next page {10} march 9, 2011 | | Hudson valley news

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As he listens to the cast recording, the characters come to life and perform in his seemingly lifeless apartment. As Man in Chair takes it all in, he’s torn between wanting to lose himself in the joy of it and wanting to insert himself into the action (thus bringing the audience in and out of the fantasy). “It’s this wonderful take on this man, in both the present day and then in this fictitious old musical,” said Archambault. “We explore both realms.” He said the musical was particularly fun for the actors. “Any time we can make fun of ourselves, and still enjoy it, I think, the better,” he said. “It’s one of those shows that emphasizes our differences, that we’re crazy theater geeks, and here’s why we allow ourselves to believe that people should break out into song! Making fun of this helps non-musical theater people understand why these people do break out into song.” The cast of veteran musical comedy actors helping to convince the audience that spontaneous song is, indeed, completely natural, includes Michael Britt (Man in Chair), Maria Hickey (Janet Van De Graaff), Matt Patane (Robert), Molly Parker-Myers (Drowsy), David Foster (Adolpho), Victoria Howland (Mrs. Tottendale), Brian Mechtley (Underling), Thomas Webb (Feldzieg) and an energetic ensemble. Music direction and set design is by Matthew Woolever. Juanita LaPalant costumes the show. An orchestra will provide live accompaniment. “The Drowsy Chaperone” did present challenges for Woolever in his role as set designer, said Archambault. “The Man in Chair puts on a record and the show comes to life,” he said, “so I didn’t want new things (set pieces) to fly in and out. I told Woolever that I wanted everything made from something that was already there (on stage, creating Man in Chair’s apartment). So we have a plane that gets constructed right on stage, using the countertops from the kitchen for wings, a fan for the propeller – it’s kind of magical. We’ve had a lot of fun creating these extremely clever ways of creating new locations.” While Archambault lamented the fact that “The Drowsy Chaperone” isn’t as well known as, say, “Rent,” that anonymity had a very positive element. “There is no ‘Surrey with a Fringe on Top’ or even something contemporary, like a flying witch from ‘Wicked,’” he said. “There are no ‘there has to be …’ elements. That’s extremely freeing.”


Thursday, March 10 ART

Royal Photographs from the Nepalese Court 5 p.m. Reception. Laura Kunreuther, assistant professor of anthropology, introduces the historical and cultural context of the photographs. Cristeena Chitrakar speaks briefly about how the photographs are currently used by her family today. Woods Studio, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845758-7900.

LECTURE “Exploring the Mystery of Modern Italy” 7 p.m. Explore the fascinating and complex Italian legacy with guest speaker Dr. Joseph Luzzi, associate professor of Italian and director of Italian Studies at Bard College. Free. Adriance Memorial Library’s Charwart Meeting Room, 93 Market St., Poughkeepise. 845-485-3445. “Sex, Evolution & Literature: An Introduction to Darwinian Literary Studies” 12:30 p.m. Using illustrative examples from wellknown stories and poems, Judith Saunders (professor of English at Marist College) demonstrates how research in evolutionary biology can shed new light on literary characters, motives, plots and themes. The DCC Spring Lyceum series continues. Free. Dutchess Community College, 53 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie. 845-431-8000.

NIGHTLIFE Miss Angie’s Karaoke “A Very Fat Thursday” Mardi Gras 9 p.m. No cover. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock. 845-679-4406.


Critical work rewarded

Grace Smith House was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation as part of the organization’s annual $3 million national domestic violence grant program. The organization, a local nonprofit that provides shelter for women and children exposed to domestic violence, is one of 150 domestic violence organizations participating in the program. According to the second “Mary Kay Truth About Abuse” national survey conducted last March, domestic violence shelters like Grace Smith House indicated the economic downturn has increased demand for services. The survey revealed that 88% of domestic violence shelters expected their overall situation will worsen or remain the same in 2011; three out of four domestic violence shelters reported an increase in women seeking assistance; and 51% of shelters nationwide noted the abuse is more violent now than before the economic downturn. “Helping to break the cycle of domestic violence is a critically important part of our mission at the Grace Smith House,” said staff member Susan Pomeroy in a press release. “Having a nurturing, healing environment where families can start that work is crucial. This grant allows us to create that space.” Grace Smith House has been supporting women and children survivors of domestic abuse since 1981. To learn more about the agency, go to www.


“Artist Salon at Woodland Pond” 7:30 p.m. Artists’ reception and presentation. Woodland Pond residents Annette Finestone and Natalie Minewski, and two other community artists, Martin Davis and Jane Lehman (SUNY), speak about their works on display in the Performing Arts Room. Woodland Pond, 100 Woodland Pond Circle, New Paltz. 845-256-8444.

FAMILY Tech Family Game Night 7-9 p.m. An evening of free family entertainment. Wii games, board games, and snacks. Grinnell Library, 2642 East Main St., Wappingers Falls. 845297-3428.


Olin Hall, Bard College, River Rd., Annandale-onHudson. 845-758-7887. Sara Grey and Kieron Means 8 p.m. The unique mother and son team, blending their background of English, Scottish and American traditional folk music with vocal and instrumental virtuosity. Presented by Friends of Fiddler’s Green Admission: $10; HVFG members/seniors, $8. Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Rte. 9 and Church St., Hyde Park. 845-229-2114.

NIGHTLIFE Backbeat 9 p.m. No cover. Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Rd. (Rte. 9), Hyde Park. 845229-8277. Doug Marcus 8:30-11 p.m. Singer-songwriter. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-0590. DC Singles Dance 8 p.m.-midnight. Dance to music by DJ Johnny Angel while enjoying a buffet, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. Ages 45+. Tickets: $15. Mercury Grand Hotel, Rte. 9, Poughkeepsie. 845-896-5286. Eran Troy Danner Band 8:30 p.m. The singer, guitarist and songwriter performs; with special guest Chris Ellis. Tickets: $15, advance; $20, door. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300. Lorenza Ponce 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock. 845-679-4406. > continued on next page

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“West Side Story” (1961) 7:30 p.m. All seats $5; costumed Sharks and Jets will be admitted free. Ulster Performing Arts Center, UPAC, 601 Broadway Kingston. 845-339-6088.

MUSIC “Music Alive: Sonic Youth” 8 p.m. Presented by the Bard College Music Program and Bard College Conservatory of Music. The artistic directors for the program are acclaimed pianist Blair McMillen and Grammy Award–winning composer Joan Tower. Free and open to the public. Hudson valley news | | march 9, 2011 {11}

Historic Col. Oliver Hazard Payne Mansion in Esopus. Courtesy photo.


Saturday, March 12 ART

“In Rare Form: Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition” 6-9 p.m. Artist reception. This exhibition explores the recent works by a group of contemporary artists charting the changing attitudes toward sculpture in our present day and the array of nontraditional materials employed (including feather dusters, foam, plexiglass, fur and found objects) in the fabrication of their works. Artists featured in the exhibit include Ben Bunch, Cary Baker, Kate Clark, Ryan Higgins, Christopher Manzione, Steven Millar, Albert Schweitzer, Philip Simmons, Gamble Staempfli, Teresa Sullivan and Jean-Marc Superville-Sovak. On view through April 23. Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann St., Newburgh. 845-562-6940, ext. 119. Paintings by Doreen O’Connor 2-4 p.m. Reception with refreshments. Paintings by the local artist will be on display in the Beekman Library Community Room through April 6. Beekman Public Library, 11 Town Center Blvd., Hopewell Junction. 845-724-3414.

BENEFIT “A Sweet Evening” 8 p.m. Enjoy a gourmet selection of fine wine, cheese, desserts and a raffle as well comedy entertainment. Annual fundraiser for the Rhinebeck Jewish Center. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff. 845-876-0590.

EVENT 8th Annual Open House Maple Celebration 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the sugar shack and enjoy a variety of family activities to include hikes, planetarium and live animals from Animal Embassy. Visit the farmer’s market including potters, cheese maker, candle maker, blacksmith, papermaker, honey and syrup vendors and more. Sharpe Environmental Center, 436 Van Wyck Lake Rd., Fishkill. 845-897-4320. 2011 Dutchess-Ulster Start! Heart Walk 8:30 a.m. Resister at 8:30 a.m.; Non-competitive four-mile walk, 10 a.m. Rain or shine. Prizes and giveaways, health information and more. Free; donations accepted. Walker Field House, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845437-5370. “The Nature of Things” Hands On Nature Program 2-3 p.m. Featuring live animals, the programs are led by experienced naturalists and professional educators. Learn about small woodland mammals, amphibians and reptiles, nocturnal animals and even about those creatures found in our own backyards. For children ages 3 and up. Fee: $3, child; $5, family. The Lodge at Tilly Foster Farm, 100 Rte. 312, Brewster. 845-279-4474.

necessary. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 806 Traver Rd., Pleasant Valley. 845-635-2854. “Shamrocks & Sauerkraut” 5 p.m. Featuring live music from Herb Liebenhagen and an Irish-themed dinner. Admission: $20 per plate. Walk-ins for music and dancing at $6 per person. German-American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry St., Albany. 845-489-0831 or 845-265-6102.

FAMILY “Skyhunters In Flight with Brian Bradley” 11 a.m. Learn how birds of prey live and survive, with an indoor falconry presentation followed by an outdoor flight demonstration with hunting dogs (weather permitting). Tickets: $9, general; $7 children. The Center for Performing Arts, 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080. “Who Lives Here? Reptiles and Amphibians for Families” 1-3 p.m. Join Kathy Michell, New York Center for Turtle Rehabilitation and Conservation, Inc., and bring the whole family to meet live turtles and snakes. Children ages 5 and up are welcome; children must always be accompanied by an adult. This is an indoor program. Reservations required. Call 845-255-0919 for reservations and meeting location. Admission: $10, Mohonk Preserve members ages 13 and up; $15, non-members ages 13 and up.

LECTURE “Rensselaerwyck Revisitus” 7 p.m. An insider’s glimpse of the acquisition and installation of a quintessential New York Dutch room in the context of the most comprehensive collection of American historic interiors in any art museum in the country. Presented by Peter M. Kenny, curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Admission: $15; $12, Friends of Huguenot Street. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz. or 845255-1660 or 1889.

MUSIC “Indian Music and Beyond” 8 p.m. An evening of improvisation with Steve Gorn and Curtis Bahn at Deep Listening Space at the Shirt Factory in midtown Kingston. Gorn and Bahn collaborate musically with a combination of traditional Indian instruments, world percussion and computer-extended instruments and sounds. at 6:30 p.m., Pauline Oliveros leads a 40-minute Deep Listening Intensive before the concert. Admission to the intensive is a $5 suggested donation. Admission: $10, adults; $8, students and seniors. Deep Listening Space in the Shirt Factory, 77 Cornell St., Kingston. 845-338-5984. “Music Inspires Dance” 7:30 p.m. Babette Hierholzer accompanies Nathalie Mittelbach, mezzo-soprano; Leonard Bartussek, cellist; and Liv Heym, violinist. All three young musicians play at the invitation of The German Forum, whose mission is to provide highly talented and accomplished young artists from the German-speaking world opportunities to perform for the New York cultural community. Tickets: $25; $10, student rush. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli. 845-757-5106.

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner 4:30-7 p.m. The menu is the traditional corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and Irish soda bread. Dinner is served continuously. Silent auction and basket raffles. Cost: $12; $11, senior citizens; $7, children > continued on next page age 12 and under; Free, under 6. Reservations not {12} march 9, 2011 | | Hudson valley news

“INSPIRING INDIVIDUALS: A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP IN THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY” 8:30 A.M. | SATURDAY, MARCH 19 HENRY A. WALLACE CENTER AT THE FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND HOME, 4079 ALBANY POST RD., HYDE PARK. Speakers will discuss the life and times of Margaret Beekman Livingston, Frederic Church and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their roles as inspiring Hudson River Valley personalities. Optional afternoon tours of the Great Estates – including a tour of the Historic Col. Oliver Hazard Payne Mansion in Esopus, home to Marist College’s Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development – will highlight areas of the properties that are rarely open to the public. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home. To register, call 845-889-8851, ext., 336. Registration forms are available at www. Registration: $60 ($10 additional for the Payne Mansion tour). 845-889-8851, ext. 336. Registration forms are available at

MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GENE KRUPA STORY 7-9 P.M. | SUNDAY, APRIL 10 BARDAVON 1890 OPERA HOUSE, 35 MARKET ST., POUGHKEEPSIE. Featuring world-famous drumming sensation Arthor von Blomberg and a 16-piece big band from West Point. Presented by The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Tickets: $50 general admission; $35, seniors. Ticketmaster: 800745-3000 or Bardavon Box Office: 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. 845-473-2072. UPAC Box Office: 601 Broadway, Kingston. 845-339-6088.

SEVENTH ANNUAL “TASTE OF RHINEBECK” 6-9 P.M. | TUESDAY, APRIL 12 Wristbands: $75, if purchased before Tuesday, April 5; $100 after that date. Reservations required: Call 845-871-3505 or register online at Proceeds will benefit Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation.

E-MAIL US YOUR EVENTS: WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM < continued from previous page The Ottaway and Cohen Family Bands 8 p.m. Tickets: $15, members; $20, non-members advance sale; all tickets $2 more at the door. Unison Arts & Learning Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. 845-255-1559. Rock Tavern Chapter Coffeehouse 7:30 p.m. Featured performer: Adrian Sicam. Doors open for open mic sign-up and refreshments at 7 p.m. Admission: $5; $4, Folk Guild members. Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Rock Tavern, 9 Vance Rd., Rock Tavern. 845-978-5620.

NIGHTLIFE Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock. 845-679-4406.

Sweets for a sad cause STORY AND PHOTOS BY DANA GAVIN

Alyssa DeMarco and Danielle DeZao, both juniors at Marist College, are on a mission. DeZao founded Heart 1, which references the statistic that one in three young adults is involved in a physically and/or emotionally abusive relationship. DeMarco is an entrepreneur who started CuteCakes, a gourmet cupcake company. Together, they have collaborated to raise money for Heart 1’s efforts to raise awareness at the college and in the community at large. Last year, 100% of the cupcake profits from a fundraising event titled, “Cupcake for a Cause,” were donated to local battered women’s services. On Thursday, a table with information, as well as purple string bracelets and cupcakes for sale, was set up in Donnelly Hall at Marist. It should be noted the cupcakes were gone within the first 30 minutes. Learn more about Heart 1 and the epidemic of abuse, specifically among young adults, at DeMarco, DeZao, Lauren Goodman, Cassandra Conlan and Kimberly Meyer.

Steve Forbert 8:30 p.m. The singer- songwriter performs; with special guest Lisa Jane Lipkin. Tickets: $30, advance; $35, door. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300. Wheels of Steel DJ Dance Party 9 p.m. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-0590.

Iva Bittova and Tony Fajt 3 p.m. Saugerties Pro Musica anticipates Spring with the original vocal stylings and violin compositions of the Moravian virtuoso, Iva Bitton, accompanied by pianist Tony Fajt. Saugerties United Methodist Church, Washington Ave. and Post St., Saugerties. 845-246-5021. “Spanish Gold” 4 p.m. Now in its third year, Caramoor’s Vocal Rising Stars, in collaboration with New York Festival of Song, continues its mentoring program devoted to shaping the next generation of vocal talent. Young, emerging North American singers perform music by Sor, Gomis, Nin, Guridi, Granados, and many others, joined by Michael Barrett and Steven Blier at the piano. Tickets: $25 Rosen House Music Room at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah. 914-232-1252.

NIGHTLIFE Christine Lavin 2 p.m. Tickets: $25, advance; $30, door. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300. “Songs Of Wit & Wisdom” 7:30 p.m. Featuring Joey Dugan, Dave Goldenberg and Don Lowe. All seats: $10. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300. > continued on page 16

OUTDOOR Singles and Sociables – Stokes Loop 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve West Trapps Trailhead. This is a moderate, 7-mile snowshoe (hike if no snow), led by Art Raphael (845-255-5367). New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Free, Mohonk Preserve members; $10, non-members. Mohonk Preserve, 3197 Rte. 44/55, Gardiner. 845255-0919.

THECENTERFOR PERFORMINGARTS 845-876-3080 ATRHINEBECK For box office & information:

WORKSHOP The Alexander Technique for Artists and Performers 7-8 p.m. An introductory group class for the bestkept secret of successful performers and artists, The Alexander Technique, taught by Victoria Quesada Moor, a nationally certified teacher of The Alexander Technique. Suggested donation: $10. The Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), 97 Broadway, Kingston. 845-338-0331.

Sunday, March 13 BENEFIT

Bardavon Gala 2011 starring Diana Ross 7 p.m. Benefits Bardavon programs that cannot support themselves. Cost: $100-$200. Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market St., Poughkeepsie. 845-473-2072.


March 11-27 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm • Sundays at 3 pm Tickets: $24 adults; $22 seniors & children 2006 winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Score. A die hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, which magically bursts to life in his drab apartment, complete with song, dance and colorfully comedic characters. “Retro yet original, genuinely funny.” – Variety. Produced by Diana di Grandi and directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault for UP IN ONE PRODUCTIONS.

SATURDAYMORNINGFAMILYSERIES Tickets: $9 for adults; $7 for children in advance or at the door

Skyhunters In Flight Sat., Mar. 12 at 11 am

Alice in Wonderland Sat., Mar. 19 at 11 am Andreas Klein, pianist The CENTER is located at 661 Rte. 308, 4 p.m. Preconcert talk, 3:30 p.m. The program 3.5 miles east of the light in the Village of Rhinebeck includes Bach, Dallapiccola and Chopin. Presented by the Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society. Tickets: See you $25; $5, students (with ID) $5; free, children under at The 13. Church of The Messiah, 6436 Montgomery St. CENTER! (Rte.9). 845-876-2870. Hudson valley news | | march 9, 2011 {13}

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Fashionology, the Marist College student-run fashion boutique, opened for business on Thursday, March 3. The boutique is a one-credit course in the spring for fashion design majors; the major trains students to create apparel for various markets considering creative, technical and costing factors. Senior Nicole Frank, who functions as the “vice president” of the class, said, “We bought through vendors in New York City and in the jewelry district” to supplement the work of the student designers. During the semester, students work in shifts on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Donnelly Hall on the Marist campus. Fashionology is open through April.


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Big Guy Media, the producers of the “Paranormal Valley” series on, hosted a preview screening of the latest episode, featuring Hyde Park Paranormal Hunters. “Paranormal Valley” profiles preternatural investigators working in the Hudson Valley – past episodes followed investigator Linda Zimmermann and psychometrist Barbara Bleitzhofer as they investigated at the Patchett House in Montgomery, and the group United States Paranormal as they investigated in Walden. The video was screened at Miss Fanny’s Victorian Party House in Wappingers Falls – Miss Fanny’s was the site Hyde Park Paranormal Hunters investigated for the show. Owner Julia Drahos, Big Guy Media president and “Paranormal Valley” creator/ producer Felix Olivieri and the Hyde Park Paranormal Hunters team (Lauren Dean, Terrence Conklin, Arthur Parent and Robert Day, pictured above) were on hand to answer questions. “Our main goal is to help the client,” said Day. Clients or homeowners are welcome to investigate with the group – the video shows an agreeable Drahos joining in on the hunt through her ornate home. “We show them the ropes,” Day explained. “We want to put them at ease.” The investigators captured … I won’t spoil it. I was happy to see that the four team members expressed a healthy sense of skepticism, and were pleasantly not prone to hysteria. See for yourself if you think Miss Fanny’s Victorian Party House may have some guests who are no longer in the realm of the living. To see the Hyde Park Paranormal Hunters’ investigation of Miss Fanny’s, go to To learn more about Big Guy Media, go to Have a ghostly guest and don’t know who to call? Contact Hyde Park Paranormal Hunters at

“You’re always trying to keep a show fresh,” said Bolger between tasks. “I was off the air for three months; I’m ready to get re-acquainted (with listeners).” And listeners were enthusiastic to hear Bolger – he said he posted on his Facebook page the night before that he would be back to work at the microphone on Thursday morning. But the callers I heard expressed a great sense of shock over hearing Bolger’s voice and irritation over missing him. “You’re part of the Hudson Valley,” said one caller. “That was the last time I listened to that other station,” said Mary Ann from LaGrange. Some expressed dismay at the loss of Miller as well – these radio personalities seem to become familiar friends for those who commute, and when they disappear without much (if any) warning and no forwarding message, it’s understandable that fans react emotionally. Bolger can now be heard from 5 to 9 a.m. – he’ll be solo, focused on the station’s efforts regarding “freshening up the sound” and going with music that is “a little newer.” He’s followed by Rick Dees and Frankenberry.


Being a radio DJ isn’t for the faint of heart (or late sleepers) – when I met Mark Bolger in the studio on his first day at Mix 97.7 (owned by Cumulus Broadcasting of the Hudson Valley), he’d been on the job for only an hour and a half (since 5 a.m.!) but already seemed entirely comfortable in his technology-buzzing radio cave. He smoothly swirled around to answer phones, cue up clips and songs, ready the weather report and remember his new call sign as he warmly thanked callers for making him feel

welcome at his new gig. Since 1987, listeners have started their days with Bolger – in December, he and his co-host, Kimberly Kay, were let go from WBWZ-FM 93.3. Last Thursday, he debuted in the time slot formerly held by Bob Miller, who was let go as Mix 97.7 strives to be something new, offering “listeners the complete package of Hudson Valley radio including local news, traffic, weather, and entertainment,” as stated in a press release announcing Bolger’s hiring.


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OUTDOOR Singles and Sociables – Guyot Hill 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Singles and Sociables outings welcome all adult hikers, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead. This is a moderate, 7-mile ski (hike if no snow), led by Jan Shuster (845-255-3394). New hikers are strongly encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike for information on hike levels, what to bring, and other information. Free, Mohonk Preserve members; $10, non-members. Mohonk Preserve, 3197 Rte. 44/55, Gardiner. 845-255-0919.

WORKSHOP “Coverlets Roadshow” Evaluation 1-3 p.m. Sanford Levy, owner of Jenkinstown Antiques in New Paltz, joins Leslie LeFevreStratton, curator of collections at Historic Huguenot Street, for a special examination coverlets brought in by the public and share their expertise. All are invited. $10 suggested donation. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz. or 845255-1660 or 1889.


Tuesday, March 15

A Rocket To The Moon 5:30 p.m. With Valencia, Anarobor, Runner Runner and Go Radio. Tickets: $13. The Chance Theater, 6 Crannell St., Poughkeepsie. 845-471-1966.

Wednesday, March 16 FILM

“Kansas City Bomber” (1972) 6:30 p.m. Raquel Welch stars as K.C. Carr who has her hands full trying to make a spot for herself on an all-woman roller-derby team. Rated PG; 100 min. “Morton Movie Night Presents” continues. Free; donations to the library accepted. Morton Memorial Library & Community House, 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff. 845-876-2903.

NIGHTLIFE Karaoke 8:30 p.m. With PJ the DJ. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinebeck. 845-876-0590. Petey Hop and Blues Jam 8:30 p.m. No cover. Hyde Park Brewing Company, 4076 Albany Post Rd. (Rte. 9), Hyde Park. 845229-8277. Rachael Yamagata 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. Bearsville Theater, 291 Tinker St., Woodstock. 845-679-4406.



“Tales at Ten”: Story Time at the Mohonk Preserve 10 a.m. Hear about napping animals, hungry birds, or icy tracks and celebrate the snowy season. This program is for children ages 2-5 with their parents or guardians and is free to the public. Space is limited; call to register. After the story time, families are encouraged to explore the Visitor Center and check out the Kids’ Corner, Children’s Forest, or wander the winter Sensory Trail. This program will follow the New Paltz School District regarding winter-weather closings. In the event of a school closing or delay there will be no story time. Mohonk Preserve, 3197 Rte. 44/55, Gardiner. 845-255-0919.

Bob Babb Wednesday Walk – Esopus Meadows. (a Scenic Hudson Park) 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Bob Babb Wednesday Walks welcome adults of all ages and levels of ability aged 18 and above. No reservations are required. Meet at the Esopus Meadows parking lot. (From the Route 299/9W intersection go about 7.5 miles north on Route 9W. Turn right onto River Road and go about 1.3 miles to parking lot entrance.) This is a moderate, 3-mile hike. There is no fee for this program. In case of inclement weather, call June Finer, hike coordinator, at 845255-7247 between 7:30-8 a.m.

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A nice dose of naughty for Mardi Gras BY ANN LA FARGE Nope, I’m not giving up reading for Lent. No Quite the opposite – will have to scramble to kee keep up with the spring avalanche of new book Yes, spring – let’s dare to mention books. the w word. A friend lent me a novel and, unk unknowingly, issued a challenge when she recommended Cynthia Ozick’s nov novel, “Foreign Bodies” (Houghton Mi Mifflin Harcourt, $26). I checked out the cover copy first, and learned that O Ozick’s novel retraces the story of Henry Ja James’s “The Ambassadors,” but “as a pphotographic negative; the plot is the ssame but the meaning is reversed.” A Attempts to remember the plot of “The Ambassadors” were futile; the decades refused to render up the details. Later for Henry. “Foreig “Foreign Bodies” is the story of Beatrice Nightingale (nee Nachtigall), a middle-aged, long-divorced Manhattan schoolteacher who is given a vast challenge: travel to Paris and retrieve a nephew – son of her estranged brother – from the fleshpots and temptations of Europe. “My father sent you, didn’t he?” asks a snarky Julian. His sister, Iris, has come to Paris, too, and confronts her aunt, saying, “You’re just another leash, we’ve been on a leash all our lives.” She, too, decides to stay in Europe, flouting her father’s wishes. Back home, Bea becomes entangled in family matters she thought she had put behind her – and, in one way or another, proceeds to reinvent herself ... with a few disastrous results. Off to the library, where I found a musty, rather raddled copy of “The Ambassadors” (copyright 1902), the story of one Will Strether, who goes to Europe to “rescue” an errant young man, Chad – or, perhaps, to be rescued himself, to realize that he has missed out on life. And then it all came back, and what a treat this old novel turned out to be – especially since, this time around (and many decades later), I would not have to take an exam on it. Time for a memoir, a novel, and a couple of what my old English teacher used to call “soap opera books” to round out the week’s reading. Norman Mailer’s sixth wife, mother of his eighth and ninth kids, begins by saying, “We met, and nothing was ever the same again.” Norris Church Mailer, who died last year, tells her whole story in “A Ticket to the Circus” (now in paperback from Random House, $15). He was 52; she was in her early 20s: “We lasted for 33 years.” During those years, her famous husband feuded with Gore Vidal, won the Pulitzer Prize, played the part of Stanford White in the movie “Ragtime,” worked with the murderer Jack Henry Abbott on his book “In the Belly of the Beast,” and, alas, cheated on Norris “with a small army of women.” “Great sex aside,” she remarked, “my life was in tatters” and she wonders why she had been “consumed by this old, fat, bombastic, lying little dynamo.” > continued on next page

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Rea Reader, they stayed together. This is, indeed, a love story. An so is Jon Michaud’s debut novel, And “Wh Tito Loved Clara” (Algonquin Books “When C of Chapel Hill, $23.95), a tale of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to Manhattan, whe some assimilate … and others do not. where Or cannot. C Clara was abducted from the Dominican Re Republic as a child, raised in the Inwood sec section of Manhattan, where she “learned to be an American,” never knowing her “real” m mother. Now, she lives in the New Jersey su suburbs with her American husband and s – until, out of the blue, her high school son b boyfriend, Tito, turns up … and secrets from the past emerge to torpedo many lives. Told, as so many novels are these days, in alternating voices – Clara, Tito, and Clara’s husband, Thomas – and alternating scenes between the “now” and the “then,” the story unfolds as Clara resists her stern father’s rule that she should “speak Spanish, dream Spanish dreams,” and, in the midst of chaos, her husband wonders if he should have married into “a nice, repressed family of New England WASPs.” This is a writer to watch. Meanwhile, Michaud’s day job is as head librarian at The New Yorker. Let’s end the week with a couple of those “soap opera books,” deliciously naughty accounts of “bad girls” and badder boys who eschew the dailiness of the virtuous life … big time. Let’s start with “Scandalous Women – The Lives and Loves of History’s Most Notorious Women” by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon (Perigee, $15) – featuring babes who have caused wars, ruled empires and brought men to their knees. Here’s a taste of the cast of characters: Zelda Fitzgerald, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Anne Boleyn, Mata Hari, Calamity Jane, Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and Joan of Arc. For dessert, read “Royal Pains – A Rogue’s Gallery of Brats, Brutes, and Bad Seeds” by Leslie Carroll (New American Library, $15). Just in time for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate, meet the black sheep of many a royal family, from Cleopatra to Princess Margaret, “the palace brat,” who died in 2002. Along the way, savor the adventures of Pauline Bonaparte, Napoleon’s sister, who had a golden goblet fashioned in the shape of her breast, and guys like Vlad the Impaler and Ivan the Terrible. Whew. That’s enough to send me kicking and screaming back to Hilary Mantel’s wonderful novel “Wolf Hall” and Stacy Schiff’s celebrated biography of Cleopatra. What a week! 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

{signings and sightings} Saturday, March 12

7:30 p.m. A reading and signing with Margaret Roach, author of “And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road.” Oblong Books & Music, 26 Main St., Millerton. 518-789-3797.

bulletin ART The 2011Kingston Biennial art exhibition, “Insight/Onsite,” aims to create a concentrated installation of artworks along the Lower Broadway median and Rondout Waterfront Walkway with the intention of creating dialogue between artists and community. The theme is seeking visions of the future, reflections of the past, and the realities of the present as they relate to this specific site. The deadline for submissions is May 3. Contact curator B. Robert Johnson by e-mail at or call 845-687-5097. Go to to download the application form. Doctors Without Borders is looking for artists to donate work for a silent auction to raise money and awareness for a silent auction, “Music and Art Without Borders,” at the Bull and Buddha Restaurant in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, April 2. Contact Dana O’Neill at 917-656-7309 or e-mail to

THEATER Children’s auditions for “The Sound of Music” will be held on March 12 at 1 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck (661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck). The CENTERstage production, directed by Bill Ross, will open June 10 and run through June 26 with performances Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 845-876-3088. Trinity Players is currently accepting submissions of plays or musicals for the 2012 theatrical season. Please contact Cory Ann Fasano-Paff at Visit for more information about Trinity Players.



LITERARY Poems are requested for an upcoming exhibit at the Arts Society of Kingston in the Rondout section of Kingston. The June exhibit, “Poems & Paint,” will consist of art works inspired by poems selected by the artists from work submitted by local poets. A writer may submit up to three poems, with a maximum length for each poem of 20 lines. Poems should lend themselves to visual representation. The poet’s name should not appear with the poems, but the email or mailed-in submission should include full contact details (name; address; phone number; email address). Submit poems by March 15 to with the subject line “Poem Submission” or to Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston NY 12401. Full instructions can be found on the ASK website, Flamingo Publications in Millbrook is accepting submissions for “edna: a literary journal.” Fiction, poetry, essay, creative nonfiction, art and photography are welcome. The deadline is May 15. Go to www.flamingo-publications. com for submission guidelines or contact Karen Ann Chaffee at

CULINARY Safe Harbors of the Hudson will hold the first annual Cupcake-a-Palooza, a cupcake bakeoff event for local professional and amateur bakers, on Saturday, April 30, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Ritz Theater Lobby at 107 Broadway in Newburgh. The event is free for participants. The judging categories for participants include: “Best Overall Professional,” “Most Artistic,” “Child Baker” (Age 18 and Under) and “Best Amateur.” To reserve a participant spot or for more information, contact June Henley at 845-562-6940 ext. 110 or

VISUAL ART The Saugerties Area Chamber of Commerce seeks design proposals for “Shine On Saugerties 2011.” Handmade wooden replicas of the Saugerties Lighthouse will be on display from July through October. Artists are asked to submit proposals for designs. Works to be auctioned in Oct. Artists receive 1/3 of proceeds. For prospectus, go to The deadline is March 15. 2012 Solo Show Exhibition Opportunities at Locust Grove, the Samuel Morse Historic Site: Juried by a panel of art professionals by slide or CD/ROM submissions, selected artists will be offered a solo show at the estate’s Museum Pavilion. Locust Grove encourages artists to develop new works of art for this exhibition opportunity. In an effort to give artists time to prepare, the solo shows offered in this jury process are for the year 2012. Applications must be postmarked Monday, April 4. Applications must be received by mail or hand delivered; applications received by e-mail will not be considered. For further details on solo show opportunities at Locust Grove and to download submission procedures, go to Locust Grove’s website under Calendar of Events at For questions or to receive the information by mail, contact Ursula Morgan, Director of Public Programs, at 845-454-4500, ext. 217


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‘THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU’ Weekend rating: Three-and-a-half hats Director: George Nolfi Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie Runtime: 105 min. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image.


I’ve heard “The Adjustment Bureau” referred to, with a hint of snark, as “The Bourne Identity” meets “Inception,” but that’s not really accurate – which was just fine with me. “The Adjustment Bureau” does feature Matt Damon (aka, Jason Bourne), and he does do a fair bit of running, Bourne style, with Emily Blunt, playing the woman who has charmed Damon’s character David within an inch of his life. And yes, “The Adjustment Bureau” concerns a fluctuating perception of reality, vaguely similar in the vaguest of ways with the plot of “Inception.” The differences between these movies, however, are more significant, and ultimately what make “The Adjustment Bureau” entirely enjoyable as an endearing diversion of little consequence. Unlike the plot of “Inception,” which was ostensibly the star of the show (sorry Leo), “The Adjustment Bureau” has a thin, easily understood plot that revolves around an overt love story. We’re introduced to David Norris (Damon), a congressman from New York – locals will enjoy (or cringe at, in equal measure) the parade of cameos, from Michael Bloomberg to Chuck Scarborough and Jon Stewart, who interact with David as he campaigns for re-election. A college prank gets covered by a news rag, and Norris loses the race. As he preps for his slick concession speech in the men’s room of the hotel, he encounters Elise (Blunt). Yep, she’s hiding in a stall, but it’s not really supernatural – she’s crashed a wedding and doesn’t want to get thrown out. This scene could have – nay, should have – been completely eye-roll worthy, and yet, it captured exactly what this little movie has going for it: a shockingly sexy amount of chemistry between Damon and Blunt. Lines of dialogue that may have seemed silly coming out of the mouths of other actors were delivered with wit and verve by these two. David and Elise laugh, flirt, philosophize, and everything in between in a few short moments, and it sets the pace for the rest of the movie, as David struggles against seemingly preternatural forces intent on keeping the pair apart (the “Bourne” element). Let’s establish some context: “The Adjustment Bureau” is based on the 1954 short story “Adjustment Team” by Philip K. Dick – author of “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” famously converted on screen into “Blade Runner.” Dick’s work often revolved around “lifting the veil” and recognizing people and situations for what they really are – the same concept is at work in “The Adjustment Bureau,” but its conspiracy theory is done mildly. Surely there is a threat to David and Elise from these shadowy figures in natty suits, but the movie is refreshingly free of blood and violence. In fact, with actors like John Slattery and Anthony Mackie portraying these mysterious stalkers, it’s less of scary “men in black” as Mad Men in black and grey with super-attractive fedoras. Yes, the plot is so holy it should be up for canonization. Yes, this film could have been a more serious, thoughtful, mind-bending treatise on fate versus free will. But in the end, a believable romance holds it all together admirably, and it was quite an enticing romp. I would be utterly remiss if I didn’t address the dancing element – Elise is a contemporary ballet dancer (not a ballerina!), who dances for the very real Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, based in New York City. Director George Nolfi enlisted the company’s artistic director, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, to build the dance sequences around movement from a very real (and very beautiful) piece, “Glassy Essence.” Super kudos to Blunt for pulling off a believable physical performance (unlike a certain Oscar winner) – Blunt didn’t adopt a skeletal visage, thus she didn’t attract the media attention she deserved, but her dancing is beautiful and honest.

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weekend horoscopes MARCH 9-15 | BY CLAIRE ANDERSON PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): You can anticipate getting some good information about extra money coming in – consider using it to take a friend who has been having a tough time out for dinner. You’ll both have fun and feel refreshed. Consider putting the rest away for a rainy day; you’ll be happy to have for a less enjoyable need in the future.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): Communication is enhanced this week – you’ll feel like you’re being understood and appreciated by others, and they will respond positively in kind. You may find yourself growing closer to someone with whom you haven’t seemed to have much in common. Try not to over-analyze the attraction and just go with it. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): You’ve got a lot of unfinished business in your domestic sphere right now – it could be as obvious of a sink-full of dishes, but more likely you’ve got issues with a close friend or family member. Whatever it is, you need to address it immediately. You can’t do well in other areas of your life if you have this hanging over your head.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): Expect some exciting news from a friend that energizes you to work harder on your own projects. You’ll be inspired and encouraged, and it’s important for you to share that enthusiasm with others. You have to be the conduit in order to reap the benefits.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): When financial issues arise this week, trust your instincts regarding the right way to proceed, even if a good friend is giving you the opposite advice. You know your tolerance for risk, and your intuition is spot on. Take this time to evaluate your situation and make some long term goals. Plan to spend time at home this weekend.

goes weekend TELEVISION, CELEBRITY GOSSIP AND ALL OF THAT BRAIN-NUMBING ENTERTAINMENT IN BETWEEN • Action man turned couch-jumper turned ’80s metal head? Tom Cruise is slated to star as Stacee Jaxx in the film version of the Broadway hit “Rock of Ages,” alongside “Dancing with the Stars” champ Julianne Hough, who will be rocking out as Sherrie Christian. Maybe this is exactly the weird career move Cruise needs to reboot his image. • It’s the end of the road for Michael Scott: Comedian Steve Carell just filmed his last scenes for “The Office” last week. Rainn Wilson, who plays quirky Dwight Schrute on the show, tweeted of the momentous occasion: “Steve Carell’s last day on ‘The Office.’ And the angels of comedy wept... #saddestdayever.” • Winning an Oscar has re-energized Trent Reznor: The Nine Inch Nails rocker just won Best Original Score for “The Social Network,” and he’s already signed on to score two more soundtracks. He’s also ready to step in front of the camera … as the vampire who wrecks havoc on the 16th president of the United States. Yes, you read that right: Reznor will be writing the music for and star in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” Count us in! • Youtube makes dreams come true. Lady Gaga invited 10-year-old singer Maria Aragon to join her on stage during her concert in Toronto to perform “Born This Way.” Gaga found out about the petit performer, gushed her admiration, and made good on a promise to have Aragon (who lives in Canada) sing the pop hit together with her on stage. • In the wake of reports that performers Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Usher were among those who were paid to perform at private parties for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family, some of those named are scrambling to donate the cash to charity and avoid a smear. Nelly Furtado announced that she was donating the $1 million she earned to charity; Beyoncé wasn’t far behind, saying her $1 million went to the Clinton Foundation shortly after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

LEO (JULY 23- AUG. 22): You’re being drawn into an opportunity to learn about a new culture or area of history that is unfamiliar to you – take a chance to expand your mind. This topic will figure into your work or a particular project in a very significant way, to keep close track of the people who help you on your search –you’ll need to turn to them again soon. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): It seems like you and a friend or colleague is on the same mental frequency these days – even going so far as to come up with the same response to a question at the same time. Don’t let it throw you off; instead, think of it as having two great minds that can work great together. Combine your efforts and you’ll be impressed with the results. LIBRA (SEPT. 23- OCT. 22): You’re experiencing an imbalance in an intimate relationship, and it’s vital that you address the issue now before it becomes something more challenging. You’ll find that if you can agree to remove egos from the conflict, you’ll be able to solve problems with more ease. Be careful not of what you say but how you say it.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23- NOV. 21): People who are skilled in healing, or in the health profession, will be in your path this week – take their advice to heart. Something said offhand may have a specific application in your life. Jot down anything that seems interesting or memorable – you’ll need all the details you remember later.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): Romance is in the air right now – if you’re in a relationship, expect a boost in your partner’s attention and interest; if you’re unattached, an intriguing person from a distant place will come into your sphere and challenge your pre-conceived notions. Don’t expect this feeling to last, so enjoy it while it’s in bloom.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): A family member may spring some shocking news on you this weekend; don’t let your emotion get the best of you. Be calm and avoid contributing your opinion – you need time to consider all of the facts and the potential ramifications. Don’t share this information unless specifically asked to do so. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB 18): Accept an invitation to go out this week, especially if the person inviting you is someone you’ve just met. This will be a great opportunity to get to know them better in a relaxing, social atmosphere; you’ll be surprised by how much you both have in common. Be open to new ways of approaching a problem.

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“Crazy Stairs” by Bruised Reed Productions took home several awards from The New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project in 2010, including Best Film, Best Editor and Best Cinematographer – kudos to Our Lady of Lourdes graduate (class of 1990) Carlos Bible (pictured, above), son of Aida Wilder of Rhinebeck, who served as editor and cinematographer on the project. Bible works for Horizon Productions in New Orleans. Filmapalooza – the finale festival for the 2010 48 Hour Film Project – is going to be at the Miami International Film Festival from March 10 to 13. International grand prize winners receive a grand-prize trophy, $3,000 and a screening of the film at the Cannes Film Festival in France.


On Saturday, March 12, the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh will hold an artist reception for “In Rare Form: Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition.” The exhibition features recent works by contemporary artists charting the evolution of modern sculpture with material and application. The show will be on display until Saturday, April 23. Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. - Sat. 11 a.m. -5 p.m. 104 Ann St., Newburgh. Pictured, above: “Trophy” by Gamble Staempfli. Also opening this Saturday in Beacon, RiverWinds Gallery will present the first solo show of paintings by Japanese-born artist Hiro Ichikawa. “Illusions” consists of delicate, abstract landscapes that Hiro applies with small dots until the illusion of space appears on the surface. The show run through April 3. Gallery hours: Wed. - Mon. noon - 6 p.m. 172 Main St., Beacon. Pictured, below: “Forethought.”


Artist Jen Bulay, pictured here (center) with Cindy Fitzsimons (left) and mother Diane Bulay (right), at the opening reception of her exhibition of encaustic paintings. Her work will be on display at the Ulster Savings Bank in Red Hook through April 29. Photo by Jim Langan. {20} march 9, 2011 | | Hudson valley news

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DUTCHESS HOOPS HOPES REST ON PINE PLAINS, RED HOOK BOYS KAMPF KOMMENTS BY BOB KAMPF Winning Sectional titles was a dream for many Dutchess County boys and girls basketball teams once again this year, but when crowns were decided, just two quintets reigned – the boys from Pine Plains and Red Hook. Dreams were shattered over the past weekend for the previously undefeated boys from Poughkeepsie and the youthfully improving Millbrook girls. In an earlier final, the Red Hook girls fell to Wallkill, 44-40, while all other Dutchess hopefuls dropped by the wayside in semifinal rounds or earlier dismissal. In the case of Hyde Park teams, both the fifth-ranked boys and girls lost to higher ranked squads in the opening round of their Section 9 tournament. FDR’s boys were sunk by Minisink Valley, 5845, while the girls came up short, 53-41, against Pine Bush. After winning just one game a season ago, the Roosevelt boys posted nine triumphs this year before falling to Minisink Valley, ending their campaign at 9-10. “We are headed in the right direction,” claimed Coach Kevin Hart, “and I am really proud of the progress we have made.” Felix Riascos netted 15 points to lead the Presidents, but FDR was unable to recover from a damaging third quarter when Minisink outscored them by a 13-4 count. Coach Cliff Sauer’s Lady Presidents got off to a slow start against Pine Bush, made a strong second-half effort to catch up, but

fell short in their Class AA opener. Carly Raimo and Delghia Pope combined for half of FDR’s 44-point total, but Pine Bush advanced on the strength of successful freethrow shooting in the late going.


For the second time in two years, the Raiders of Red Hook will take their Section 9, Class A crown on the road toward the New York State finals. Their first encounter was scheduled for last night (Tuesday) against Section 4 champion Maine-Endwell at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh. Coach Rod Chando, who is in sixth place on the all-time coaching win list for high school boys basketball, saw his charges add three additional triumphs to his already 607 win total as they defeated Goshen, New Paltz and Cornwall, taking their fifth Class A title in seven years. The Raiders topped Cornwall, 56-33, in the finals at SUNY New Paltz last weekend as Chris Loftus scored 19 points, Ryan Dalton netted 15 and Dan Totten chipped in with 13 to pace the attack. Red Hook entered the intersectional playoffs with a 19-2 record against their Section 4 opponent, which emerged as an underdog with a 13-6 mark prior to Tuesday’s semi-final round. In Section 9, Class C, the Pine Plains boys performed something never accomplished before at their Route 199 campus, they captured their school’s initial Section 9 title and their first Section laurels since their 1966 Section 1 title. Seeded fourth in Class C, the Bombers had to overcome the defending champion, S.S. Seward, in the finals Sunday at SUNY New Paltz. After topping Chester in the quarter-finals, coach Brendan LoBrutto’s cagers advanced to the finals by stopping

the higher-seeded Millbrook Blazers, who were without one of their key players, Evan Hurley, due to an ankle injury. Pine Plains triumphed over Millbrook, 4239, in a real squeaker, before dismissing Seward, 46-45, in yet another thriller on the SUNY college hardwood. Size has become an important commodity in the Pine Plains offense this year as the Lydon brothers, Tyler and Zachary, have led the Bombers to new heights. Tyler, a freshman, stands at 6-foot-4, while his sophomore brother, Zachary, is 6-foot-7. They combined for 24 of Pine Plains’ point total, including Zachary’s final two points, which gave the winners a 46-43 edge with just over a minute remaining in the contest.

The victory advanced the Bombers into intersectional play against Section 1, Class C winner Tuckahoe tonight (Wednesday) at Mount St. Mary College at 7:30 p.m. While Red Hook enters intersectional play as a favorite to advance, the Pine Plains underdogs will relish their role under their first-year coach LoBrutto, who played for the Bombers himself, from 1996-1999. “The pressure is on the other team,” said Zachary Lydon. If so, the Bombers should have a fun time as they seek a spot in the New York State Class C finals. No doubt, their fans have certainly enjoyed the ride thus far, and there could be a few miles left to transverse in this championship run.


The Regina Coeli Eagles seventh- and eighth-grade CYO intramural basketball squad was recently named champion. The team, which boasts a 13-1 record this season, won its playoff semi-final by a score of 45-21 and later took the championship, winning 44-33. Pictured in the photo are Hunter Savery (front row), Robert Hoffman, Brandon Greenspan, Kyle Sheedy, Brandan Variano, Andrew Barton, coach George Variano (back row), Alec Sherman, Jordan Springstead, John Campanella, Will Grega and coach Mike Sheedy. Photo submitted. Hudson valley news | | march 9, 2011 {21}



Kate McKenzie of the New York City ALLSTARS awaits serve from the GEVAs in tournament action at Bard College over the weekend. Teams from around the metropolitan area competed in a 15-year-old and under competition. Photo by Jim Langan.

Scholarships available to students studying healthcare


St. Francis Hospital and Health Centers is offering scholarships to students pursuing degrees in healthcare through its 2011 Nursing and Allied Health Careers Scholarship program. Applicants must be currently enrolled or have proof of acceptance at an accredited college or university as a full- or part-time graduate or undergraduate student in a nursing or allied healthcare curriculum. Pre-med majors do not qualify. To qualify, applicants must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher and be a resident of Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam or Columbia counties. Scholarships for the upcoming academic year, ranging in monetary value from $500 to $1,500, will be announced in May/June. “Last year, 13 students received $13,000 in scholarship money,” says Nicholas Shannon, special events manager of the St. Francis Health Care

Foundation. “These scholarships are made possible, in part, through the generosity of community members. We are grateful for the growing support of the program and are looking forward to another year of awarding talented and deserving students.” A scholarship committee will evaluate all academic records and letters of recommendation. Finalists will be chosen for personal interviews in early May. Completed application forms must be returned to the St. Francis Health Care Foundation office by April 19. Faxed applications will not be accepted. For application forms and/or more information, call 845-431-8707. In addition to scholarships through the foundation, St. Francis also offers scholarship opportunities for nursing students in conjunction with Dutchess Community College. For details, contact the hospital’s education department at 845-431-8828.

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It’s getting to be a regular outcome for the Marist women’s basketball team, but it isn’t getting any easier. That outcome is the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship and a bid to the NCAA national collegiate basketball tournament. After 26 consecutive victories and multiple trips to the Big Dance, one would think it is a natural, easy thing for coach Brian Giorgis and his Red Fox cagers, but if Monday’s finale in the MAAC against Loyola is any indication, winning is still an achievement that has to take shape, not one that just falls into place. In the opening half of Conference finals, Marist could not get its offense in gear, falling behind by a 14-3 count at one point as only Kate Oliver was able to connect, and she missed seven of her first eight shots. It was not until the waning minutes of the first stanza that Marist was able to take a twopoint lead, going into the intermission with a narrow 25-23 margin. The second half looked more like the 30-2 Red Foxes as they began to see their barbeque coals heat up and catch fire. Loyola, meanwhile, fell into a non-productive spell, allowing Marist to extend their lead throughout the session, ultimately leading to a 63-45 decision that put the winners into the NCAA tournament once again. When asked about the upcoming national tournament, Giorgis stated, “We are not too concerned where we will play. We’ll just go to play where they place us, and we’ll be the pests that we have been in the past.” Erica Allensbach, the MAAC “Player of the Year,” showed why the honor belongs to her, as she notched a game-high 20 points, often stirring the embers when the Red Foxes continued to be cold in the

first half. She was ably assisted by Maria Laterza, Elise Caron and Brandi Gang, all of whom helped to produce the secondhalf winning combination. Giorgis gave special recognition to his team’s defense, which put a strong halter on Loyola’s perimeter shooting, normally their main area of strength. Marist holds first place nationally in team defense, allowing just 48.7 points per game prior to Monday’s victory, which took another 0.1 off their national average. The second-seeded Maryland squad enjoyed a successful season and could wind up in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) this spring. Three of the Greyhounds’ 12 setbacks in 31 outings came at the hands of Marist. Selections for berths in both the men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments will be made this coming Sunday and Monday following the completion of all conference tournaments. Expectations for the Marist women could find them as high as a seventh or eighth seed based on overall schedule, ranking and league affiliation. Without a doubt, Connecticut and Baylor will be the top seeds, along with Tennessee and Duke. Earlier regular-season victories over Houston and Nebraska should lift the Red Foxes to a higher level than they have ever enjoyed in the NCAA mix. With the longest winning streak in the country at 26, things will be even tougher than that first half against Loyola as the tournament lineup takes shape. The good news is, Marist, the women Red Foxes, local fans and the Dutchess County community at large are all enjoying the run. MAAC opponents, however, while wishing their 2011 champion well, might not completely agree with the rest of us.

2011: YOUR CHOICE The Wall of Fame at Roosevelt High School awaits the 2011 plaque for outstanding athletes, teams and supporters of Presidential sports. Nominations may be made by anyone interested in local athletics and must be brought to the attention of the Selection Committee as soon as possible to be considered for this year’s awards. The Awards Banquet will be held at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, June 7. Any team or male/female athlete participating in FDR sports programs prior to 2001 is eligible for 2011 recognition. Call Janet Duffy at the high school at 845229-4020, ext. 6 for nomination applications and/or reservations for this year’s event. This year marks the 14th Hall of Fame season. Photo by Bob Kampf.

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Stanford BY HEIDI JOHNSON This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s column will be a bit brief. Some of you (including my editors) are probably saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;phew!â&#x20AC;? Today is tech rehearsal for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brigadoon,â&#x20AC;? and as such Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be running around the high school with the other costume committee members, frantically trying to get 65 cast members into their costumes. And keep them on. Sometimes that is the biggest challenge, and it will be especially true in this show because the dance and action scenes are particularly athletic. So, just quickly, here are some nifty upcoming events you will want to put on your calendar:

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OK, last call. Stissing Theatre Guild presents the classic musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brigadoonâ&#x20AC;? this coming weekend, March 11-13. The play tells the story of two American hunters who become lost in the woods in Scotland and run across a mysterious town that is not on the map. They come to find out the town is enchanted and only appears once every year for a single day. It is a charming show with great music and lots of high-energy Scottish dancing. Shows are Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. If you plan to attend the Sunday show, I would strongly recommend calling ahead and reserving your tickets because this show is nearly sold out. The box office number is 518-


A reminder from Lea McCauley that the Holy Cow ice cream shop in Red Hook is sponsoring a Clown Cake breakfast in honor of Haley Hines. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital, where Haley is receiving treatment for a brain tumor. The breakfast will be this coming Saturday, March 12, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, fruit cup and home fries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all for just $5 per person (children 5 and under). Bee Bee the Clown will be on hand to provide entertainment and the breakfast will be served by local volunteer clowns. Children can decorate their pancake to look like a clown face. The event will be held at the Red Hook Firehouse. Tickets are available at Holy Cow.


The Forever Young Club of Stanford will be having its first bus trip of the year on St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day, March 17, to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Irish Eyesâ&#x20AC;? show at the Ace-in-the-Hole Club, Garfield, New Jersey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Irish Eyesâ&#x20AC;? is a dinner theater program featuring comics, singers and dancers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all in the Irish theme, of course â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it includes a corned beef and cabbage dinner. All Town of Stanford residents are welcome to join the trip. For details and reservations, contact Ginny Speed 845868-1393.

The cast of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brigadoonâ&#x20AC;? performs a Scottish sword dance at dress rehearsal. Photo by Heidi Johnson.

Karen traveled to South Africa in October 2009 as part of a delegation for women in higher education. They will share their experiences as well as beautiful pictures of Johannesburg, Cape Town and a safari in Kruger National Park. These Sunday library series programs are wonderful, so do mark your calendars

for the 27th at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Call the library for more information at 845-868-1341. Thank you for reading, everyone. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see you next week! Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845392-4348 or


Marge Moran and Karen Sieverding will share their experiences of traveling in South Africa on Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at the Stanford Library. Marge and

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DC HazMat team wins top honors at state competition BY HV NEWS STAFF The Dutchess County Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Response Team has won the HazMat Challenge 2011 in Montour Falls for the second year in a row. The challenge, part of the New York State Academy of Fire Science’s 18th Annual HazMat Training Program, provides hazardous materials teams the opportunity to perform drills and use skills learned in training while competing against their colleagues from across the state. “Our county is blessed with topnotch hazardous material technicians, who volunteer their time and talent to help protect our residents,” said County Executive William Steinhaus. “Their commitment to training has again paid off with best in state honors.” “Congratulations to all of our HazMat team members,” added Emergency Response Coordinator Dana Smith. “Our HazMat team trains hard all year long to be ready for anything that comes up and we are thrilled to have them recognized statewide for their work.” HazMat team members who participated in the challenge include Capt. Alex Elie, Brian Hay, Eric Phillip, Scott Bianco, Noel Dillon, Lloyd Frink, Bill Feracchi and Kent Amsden.





A Clinton Community Blood Drive, cosponsored by the Clinton Alliance Church, the Clinton Community Library, and the West Clinton Fire Department, will be held on Friday, March 11 from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Alliance Church’s Youth Hall, across the street from the church. There is a dire shortage of blood due to the recent snow storms. Appointments can be made by calling the Clinton Community Library at 845266-5530 and walk-ins are also welcomed. For questions on donating blood, call Ray Joyce at 845-266-5526.


The Upton Lake Christian School invites the public, families and friends to its free Celebration of the Arts, with visual, musical and literary presentations, on Thursday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the school, 2450 Salt Point Turnpike, Clinton Corners. A variety of art mediums will be on display. The art entries are from Upton Lake Christian School’s current student body, alumni and local home-schooled students. Local artists will judge the student art displays. Musical acts will be performed by elementary music classes, the High School Worship Band and the after-school Band


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Club. Literary monologues will be presented by students from the high school English program. Light refreshments will be served. The event starts off with a photography slide show, followed by various musical performances, literary monologues, games, skits and drama, and ends with more musical performances. View for a complete schedule. For more information, call 845-266-3497.


Clinton resident Nancy Couse McGlauflin has been re-elected to a third term as president of the Mid Hudson Human Resource Association (MHHRA). MHHRA, a professional human resource association based in Dutchess and Ulster counties and affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management, is dedicated to the advancement of the human resource profession and the development of human resource professionals in our community. MHHRA’s goal is to provide the opportunity for human resource professionals to meet and discuss issues of mutual interest; to gain ideas, share information and skills; and to provide a forum to enhance educational opportunities in the Human Resource field. For more information or to join the association, call Nancy at 845-266-3003 or visit


The Evangelical Free Church of Clinton Corners held its free luncheon on March 1 in the church hall. The luncheon followed

an Irish theme. Dee Hoiem welcomed attendees and read from the Scriptures. A short blessing started the luncheon. Crushed pineapple cottage cheese and homemade Irish bread was the appetizer. The main course was the traditional sliced corned beef, boiled red potatoes, carrots and cabbage. Dessert was a large piece of chocolate sheet cake with thick chocolate icing and vanilla ice cream served on the side. After the meal, Janet Ludlow asked three questions from the Bible about children. Some answers came quick, while others took some time to get correct. The guest speaker was Donna Robinson, foster parent liaison from the Dutchess County Department of Social Services. She spoke on foster care and how the law requires it to be a temporary arrangement. The goal is to find a permanent home for the foster children, either back with their parents, with biological relatives or through adoption. The church’s “Church Without Walls” program was later described. This program helps families that do not have supportive relatives in the area. For more information on the program, call the church office at 845-266-5310. The door prize was won by Helen Kelsey from Pleasant Valley. It was an Irish wreath, ready to be hung on a door. A closing prayer ended the luncheon. Thanks are given to the church for providing the luncheon, church members and Upton Lake Christian School staff and students for cooking, serving, setting up and cleaning up. The next luncheon will be held April 5.


This week Lyme Support Group The Mid-Hudson Lyme Disease Support Group meets Wednesday, March 9, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church on Route 44 in Pleasant Valley. Caregivers are also encouraged to come to learn how to cope with the problems associated with Lyme and associated diseases. Turn into the parking lot between the church and the library and enter the side door and go downstairs. For more information, contact Pat at 845-889-4242 or Rachel at 845-229-8925. ‘Energize Dutchess’ County Legislator Joel Tyner will host a forum, “Energize Dutchess,” where experts will discuss ways alternative energy can be used locally, on Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at Rhinebeck Town Hall. Speakers include Dr. Richard Becker of the Cortlandt Town Board, Joseph Malcarne of and Meridith Nierenberg of MidHudson Energy $mart Communities. Call 845-4440599 or 845-876-2488 for additional information. Italy Lecture Explore the fascinating and complex Italian legacy at Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market St., Poughkeepise, on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m., with guest speaker Dr. Joseph Luzzi. Dr. Lucci is associate professor of Italian and director of Italian studies at Bard College, where he has taught since 2002. This event is free and open to the public. Interested participants should gather at Adriance Memorial Library’s Charwart Meeting Room. Lyme Support Group The Northern Dutchess Lyme Disease Support Group meets Thursday, March 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the First Baptist Church, 11 Astor Drive, Rhinebeck. Lyme patients, the general public, and the medical community are invited to attend. Caregivers are also encouraged to come to learn how to cope with the problems associated with Lyme and associated diseases. For more information, contact Mary Belliveau at 914-489-1202.

Autism Tomorrow Anderson Center for Autism will usher in Autism Awareness Month by hosting Autism Tomorrow, a one-day conference on March 11, at The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Mark Roithmayr, president of Autism Speaks, are the keynote speakers. For more information, call 845-889-9123. Intro to Computers for Adults The Clinton Community Library has scheduled a free tutoring session to teach adults how to use computers. This is an introductory level of instruction to help adults acquire the basic skills on how to use a computer. Meg Hesher is the instructor. The session is on Friday, March 11, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the Clinton Community Library at 1215 Centre Rd. (County Route 18). For more information and to sign up, call the library at 845-266-5530. Common Threads The Clinton Community Library’s Common Threads activity includes knitting, crocheting, or other needle and fiber crafts. The group will meet on Friday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the library at 1215 Centre Rd. (County Route 18, north of Schultzville). Novices to experienced knitters of all ages can participate. For more information, contact the library at 845-266-5530. Clinton Card Club The Clinton Card Club invites all to come and play fun card games nd have lots of laughs. The Club meets Friday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the lower level of Clinton Town Hall, 1215 Centre Rd. (County Route 18, north of Schultzville). Bring your favorite games and refreshments to share. There is no cost. For more information, call Patty at 845-266-3592. ‘A Sweet Evening’ “A Sweet Evening,” an annual fundraiser for The Rhinebeck Jewish Center, will be held Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. at the Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff. The event will feature wine and cheese, desserts, a raffle and a professional comedian. For more information, call 845-876-7666. Morton Book Club A new book club at the Morton Memorial Library and Community House will have its first meeting in Morton Hall, 82 Kelly St., on Saturday, March 12, beginning at 2 p.m. The first book to be discussed is “Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress” by Dai Sijie. Copies of the book are available at the library. Call 845-876-2903 to register and pick up a copy of the book.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 806 Traver Rd, Pleasant Valley, will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner on Saturday, March 12, with continuous servings from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and $7 for kids 12 and under (under 6 free). There will also be a silent auction. Call 845-635-2854 for information or to donate an item to the auction. DAR Meeting On Monday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m., the Chancellor Livingston DAR Chapter will host an open meeting, during which Dee Sagendorph will present a program on disaster preparedness. The event is at the DAR House at 77 Livingston St., Rhinebeck. See www.northerndutchessdar. org for more information.

Upcoming ‘Kansas City Bomber’ Morton Memorial Library will screen the 1972 cult classic “Kansas City Bomber” (rated PG), starring Raquel Welch, on Wednesday, March 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free but donations are accepted. The library is located at 82 Kelly St., Rhinecliff. Call 845-876-2903 for more information. Benefit for Thaddeus The Second Annual Benefit for Thaddeus Harklerode, a young boy with Ohtahara Syndrome, will be held Friday, April 1, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. The dinner/dance also features a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $65 per person and paid reservations are required on or before March 27. For further information, contact Charles or Alicia at 845-233-4311.


This week Senior Citizen ID Cards Residents of Dutchess County 60 years of age and older may obtain Senior Citizen Identification Cards on Wednesday, March 9, at the Dutchess County Division for the Aging first floor conference room, 27 High St., Poughkeepsie. The cards will be issued between 9:30 and 11 a.m. To obtain a card, bring proof of age in the form of a driver’s license or birth certificate. There is a suggested $2 voluntary contribution for this service. For more information, call the Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555. St. Patrick’s Day Dance The Second Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dance, sponsored by the Friends of Seniors, will be held at the Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge on Monday, March 14, from noon to 4 p.m. A traditional meal of corned beef and cabbage will be served and music will be provided by the Bob Martinson Band. The Elks Lodge is located at 29 Overocker Rd. in Poughkeepsie. To register for the event, mail a check made out to Friends of Seniors to 42 Catharine St., Second Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-2529. Tickets are $25 per person. Be sure to include the name of every person you are paying for. Reserved tables for ten are $250, and full payment for all guests must be sent together. For more information, call 845-485-1277.

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With 10 times more population today than there was in 1916, Hyde Park now has at least three very active Boy Scout troops, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Brownies to serve our youth, not only Boy Scout Troop 37.


Carney Rhinevault is Hyde Park Town Historian and author of “The Home Front at Roosevelt’s Hometown.” Additional work by Tatiana Rhinevault, illustrator of this column, can be found at www.

A strange and wonderful history of Hyde Park Boy Scouts The year 2010 marked the national 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts. In Hyde Park, Scout Troop 37 (originally formed as Troop 1) had its start in 1916. The first scoutmaster was a German immigrant, Max A. von der Hayden, who was actually paid $80 a month (a pretty good salary back then).


In a 1961 history of Troop 37, written by the late Robert Mosely, a longtime and popular adult Scouter, he stated, “Some of the boys became irritated with Mr. von der Hayden at one time and used some rather violent means to express their displeasure. They tied shut the door of the Wrens Nest (a small restaurant on the east side of Route 9 at the entrance of Kirchner Avenue) and then proceeded to throw giant fire crackers down the chimney. This caused considerable displeasure to the occupant (von der Hayden) and only after much pleading was he permitted to escape.” Mosely further stated after this incident von der Hayden moved to Rhinebeck. The author of this column was a good friend

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of Mosely, and never heard him say an unkind word about anybody. Another version of the departure of von der Hayden was told to the author by other old timers. It goes like this: World War I was in full swing, and when von der Haydon (remember – he was a German immigrant) didn’t show up for a regular weekly meeting, some fathers went to the Wrens Nest and then to the apartment of one of von der Hayden’s relatives in Poughkeepsie to see why he was missing. All they found was an empty apartment with papers scattered on the floor. Among the papers were diagrams, maps, and plans to sabotage the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge!


In 1942, Mrs. Dexter P. Cooper was superintendent of the Vanderbilt Mansion. Because of gas rationing, the fields and lawns of the mansion were becoming overgrown, so some sheep were brought in to cut the grass the old-fashioned way. For the next three seasons, Hyde Park’s Boy Scout Troop 37 became “shepherds abiding in the fields.” In my book, “The Home Front at Roosevelt’s Hometown,” I told a story about 50 or 60 cows at the Vanderbilt Mansion also. It is unclear if the sheep and cows were pastured together – but they probably were not. The story was told to me by Elmer VanWagner Jr., son of Elmer Sr., who in turn was once Hyde Park’s supervisor, a cow farmer and friend of President Roosevelt. “Occasionally, a railroad train would have to stop because the cows would wander onto the tracks. Other times the

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cows might rip up landscaping or leave ‘cow pies’ near the front steps. A Mrs. Fesser, (another) superintendant of the mansion, telephoned to the president at the White House once and complained about Elmer’s cows. The time was late in the war, when the president was suffering from physical problems and certainly from mental strain, so he snapped at her and told her that Elmer would clean up the damage and not to telephone again.”


Starting on Dec. 5, 1943, local Scouts and the Lions Club cooperatively collected between 6 and 7 tons of paper for recycling. Scouts made the door-to-door collections, while the Lions picked up the bulkier items and carted all to the dealer. Then, the two organizations teamed on paper drives during the remainder of World War II. Mills across the nation continually needed more scrap paper to make cardboard shells and bomb containers, packings for various types of rations and several other uses. In July 1944, recycled paper companies were still begging for scrap paper, and in September 1944, the Lions Club and Boy Scouts obliged them a little by collecting 8 tons in one day. In Staatsburg, paper collections were held every four weeks on Sunday by the fire department, again with the help of Boy Scouts. The money cleared on the collection was used to purchase a permanent memorial honoring Staatsburg residents who served in the armed forces. Of course, the marker wasn’t purchased until after the war because of the metal shortage.


Shirley E. Anderson, 88, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the Baptist Home, Rhinebeck, where she had been a resident of Arbor Ridge for two years. Born April 27, 1922 in Brooklyn she was the daughter of Anna and Walter Hale. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Anderson had been employed as one of the first AT & T operators. During her 51 years as a resident of Haworth, NJ, Mrs. Anderson was a very active member of the First Congregational Church of Haworth. She was a greeter, two-term deacon, a member of the Village Square Workshops, and an integral member of the Women’s Fellowship. She was also a 30 year volunteer at the Englewood Hospital and participated in the Women’s Club of Haworth. Prior to this and during WW II she was a USO Volunteer, Brooklyn Chapter, and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Bay Ridge Post #157. Mrs. Anderson was predeceased in 1982 by her sister Alice Jacobsen, and in 1985 by her husband of 39 years, Wilbur Charles ‘Andy’ Anderson. She is survived by her daughter and sonin-law, Barbara and Dennis Jones of Stone Ridge; a son and daughter-in-law David and Claire Anderson of Waltham, MA; two grandchildren, Karen and Michael Jones; two nieces Linda Conner and Judy Kendrick and their families; and a nephew Peter Lepovsky. Friends called at the Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home in Rhinebeck on Saturday, March 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. A celebration of her life began at 3:00 p.m.; the Rev. Douglas Stivinson of the First Congregational Church of Haworth, NJ officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Marbletown Teen Center Association c/o Barbara Jones, 6 Stilba Lane, Stone Ridge, NY 12484. To sign the online register or for additional information, visit > continued on next page

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Lucinda C. Dormeyer, 67 of S. Shore Road, Edinburg, who fought a year and a half courageous battle with cancer, passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday February 28, 2011 at home. Born on May 5, 1943 in Plainfield, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Ivan and Ruth Williams Kellogg. She was a graduate of Arlington High School class of 1961. She enjoyed working with multi-handicapped children for over twenty years, first at Duchess County BOCES and then at Fulton Montgomery County BOCES. Lucinda loved life, loved working with children and especially cherished her own four children and five grandchildren. She lived for her family. She was a member of the Lexington Country Club in Ft. Myers, Fl., Sanibel Boat Club, The Netherwood Baptist Church in Salt Point, NY, a life member of the Fairview Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a Volunteer for Mountain Valley Hospice. Survivors include her husband; Richard L. Dormeyer of Edinburg, her son; Richard J. Dormeyer of Day, NY, three daughters; Deborah Porco and husband, Joseph, of Marlboro, NY, Christine Naughton of Galway, NY and Holly Dormeyer of Phoenix, AZ; two grandsons; Timothy Porco of Marlboro, NY and Brandon Naughton of Galway, NY; and three granddaughters; Nicole Porco of Gardiner, NY, Lindsey Naughton of Galway, NY and Rachel Thitchener of Galway, NY. Several nieces and nephews also survive her. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister; Elva Jean Hettich. Friends called on Saturday March 5, 2011 at the Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St., Northville, NY from 2 to 4 p.m. A period of visitation was held from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Monday, March 7 at the Netherwood Baptist Church, Netherwood Rd., Salt Point. Funeral services followed at 11 am. The Rev. Elizabeth Travis Clarkson officiated. Burial will be in the Dormeyer family plot in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cancer Fund, PO Box 658, Millwood, NY, 10546 www., or, St. Judeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be made to the family online at Local arrangements are by Sweetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home, Hyde Park.


Irene P. Tegtmeier, 74, a longtime resident of Hyde Park, died Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck. Born in Poughkeepsie on April 23, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Jean Tarkos. A 1954 graduate of F. D. Roosevelt High

Gift Fund and reference the Paul Tegtmeier Memorial Fund in the memo section and send to Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, P.O. Box 770001 Cincinnati, OH 45277-0053 Ireneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Baptist Home and Northern Dutchess Hospital for their care during these last months. To send a condolence or for directions, visit


Thomas John Padovano, 53, a four year resident of Hyde Park and formerly of Wappingers Falls and Yorktown Heights, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Mr. Padovano was a self employed plumber. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing with his family and horseback riding. Born in Mt. Kisco, NY on March 14, 1957, he was the son of the late Thomas J. Padovano Sr. and Josephine Koach Padovano. Tom is survived by his five sisters, Barbara Ann Meyer of Emerald Isle, NC, Deborah Bridget Belding and husband, Douglas, of Hyde Park, Lynda Louise Dunckley and husband, James, of Santa Rosa, CA, Lorena Sheeky and husband, James, of Kingston, Karla Givison and husband, William, of Pleasant Valley; and many nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his former wife, Martha Ann Spero. There are no calling hours. In keeping with Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am, Saturday March 12, 2011, at the St. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chapel, E. Market Street, Hyde Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Sweetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home, Inc., Hyde Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Case Management Program of Mental Health America, Dutchess County, 253 Mansion Street, Suite 101, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. To send a condolence or for directions, visit


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School in Hyde Park, Irene worked as a Nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Aide at St. Francis Hospital during her high school years. This put her on a path to a career in nursing. After High School, she attended the Hudson River State Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1957. Notably, she was part of the first class that had study time at New Paltz State Teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College. She worked at the State Hospital in Poughkeepsie before taking some time off to raise a family. She rejoined the workforce as a Registered Nurse at F. D. Roosevelt High School, where she stayed for fifteen years until her retirement. Irene was active on the reunion committee for her high school graduating class, as well as an active member, Past President, and member of the Board of Directors of the HRSH Nurses Alumni Assoc. She was a member of the Hyde Park Chapter of AARP (and enjoyed their trips), and St. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Episcopal Church, serving as a Sunday School Teacher and member of the Altar Guild and various other committees. Mrs. Tegtmeier was a charter member of Citizens for Hemodialysis in Dutchess County. She also served as the Treasurer for eight years and was instrumental in fundraising efforts to establish a dialysis center at St. Francis Hospital. Irene was also active in local politics. She was Past President of the Hyde Park Democratic Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, Past Vice President of the Democratic Committee, and Secretary of the Hyde Park Democratic Club. She enjoyed spending her winters in North Ft. Myers, Florida . On December 28, 1957, she married Richard A. Tegtmeier in Baltic, Connecticut. Mr. Tegtmeier predeceased her on April 18, 1996. She is survived by her three children, Joanne Kennelly and husband, Tony, of Augusta, GA, Susan McGlynn and husband, Chris, of Red Hook, and Jack Tegtmeier and wife, Liz, of Milan; daughter-in-law, Catherine Tegtmeier of Pleasant Valley; six grandchildren, Anthony and Joseph Kennelly, and Aric, Andrea, Kyler, and Paige Tegtmeier; cousins, Ronald Mills of Paris, France, and Janice Decker of South Carolina; and many friends. She was also excited about her future grandchild McGlynn due in May. In addition to her husband and mother, she was predeceased by her son, Firefighter Paul Tegtmeier, FDNY, who died on September 11, 2001; and her grandparents, Joseph and Pauline Tarkos. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Sweetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 10 at St. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Episcopal Church, Rte. 9, Hyde Park. The Rev. Chuck Kramer will officiate. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Jamesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Episcopal Church, 4526 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538, or the Paul Tegtmeier Memorial Fund. Please make checks payable to Fidelity Charitable Notice of Formation of Professional Limited Liability Company. Name: Old Farm Road R&R Psychiatry, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 02/24/11. Office Location: Dutchess County. NY Secretary of State (SOS) is designated as an agent of PLLC for service of process. SOS shall mail copy of process to 5 Old Farm Road; Suite C1, Red Hook, NY 12571. Purpose: The profession of psychiatry and any lawful activity.

MCS HOLDINGS, LLC, Articles of Org. filed N.Y. Sec. of State (SSNY) 30th day of August 2010. Office in Dutchess Co. at 110 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. SSNY desig. agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 110 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601. Reg.Agt. upon whom process may be served: Spiegel & Utrera, P.A., P.C. 1 Maiden Lane, NYC 10038 1-800-576-1100 Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC); Name: Leâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nails Salon LLC ; Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 1/19/2011; Location: 6 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, Dutchess County; SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served; SSNY shall mail copy of process to 6 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572; Term: Until (perpetual); Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

Formation of a Limited Liability Company(LLC): Name: Detente: Independent Conflict Avoidance And Resolution LLC, Art. of Org. filed with the Secretary of the State of New York(SSNY) on 1/3/2011. Office Loc- : Dutchess Co. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to; C/O Detente: Independent Conflict Avoidance And Resolution LLC, 258 Vlei Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Process: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice of Application for Authority of FlowTech, LLC filed with Secretary of State, state of New York (SSNY) on November 24, 2010. Formed in PA on 10/27/09. Office Location: Dutchess County 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 LLCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s principal address at 652 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031. Purpose: Any lawful activity Notice of Formation of Rhinebeck Route 9 LLC, a domestic LLC . Arts. of Org. field with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/23/08. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: 6367 Mill Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Purpose: any lawful activity. PREMIER AFFILIATES, LLC; Articles of Organization filed 2/11/11; SSNY; Dutchess County, New York; SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Address for mailing copy of process: 243 North Rd Ste 304, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Purpose: any lawful purpose; Perpetuity.

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Radio Rotary tapes in Red Hook Jazmine Cappillino is flanked by her parents, Anthony and Frances, Sunday morning at the Hyde Park Knights of Columbus. Nearly 200 people turned out to support Jazmine and her family. Photo by Jim Langan.

Knights of Columbus breakfast helps Hyde Park family

Radio Rotary taped a program at a recent Red Hook Rotary breakfast. Co-hosts Sarah O’Connell and Jonah Triebwasser interviewed Red Hook Rotarians Glenn Goldstein and Susan Simon on the state of the economy. Shown in the photo are: Red Hook Rotary President David Wright, Rotarians Glenn Goldstein, Jonah Triebwasser, Radio Rotary Producer Betty Renner, Sarah O’Connell and Susan Simon. The Red Hook Rotary meets every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Apple a Day Diner, 7329 South Broadway (Route 9), Red Hook. Visitors are welcome. Photo submitted.

BY JIM LANGAN Last July, 12-year-old Jazmine Cappillino woke up with a fever and a ferocious pain in her abdomen. Her parents immediately recognized something was seriously wrong and rushed her to Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “We thought it might be appendicitis at first,” said her mother. “Then they decided to take Jazmine to Westchester Medical around midnight.” After a battery of tests, it was determined Jazmine is suffering from autoimmune hepatitis, a disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack liver cells. As a result, Jazmine will need a liver transplant in the future. Jazmine is on the transplant list and is tested weekly to determine her condition relative to her place on the transplant list. The evaluation is intended to keep the most critical cases near the top. Jazmine said she is somewhat overwhelmed by all the attention she has received but is grateful for all the support shown her by her schoolmates at Regina Coeli School and her teachers and friends. When asked how tough it was going through the myriad of medical tests, the pretty 12-year-old smiled slightly and said, “You know, they once took 19 vials of blood and I even watched them do it.”

Her proud parents are optimistic and looking forward to a June 26 trip to Lourdes, France, hoping for a miracle cure. Frances Cappillino said, “We’d rather not be going through this but we’re hopeful God won’t put her through it.” The Hudson Valley Knights of Columbus have raised the funds to send Jazmine and one parent to Lourdes and it is hoped Sunday’s pancake breakfast raised sufficient funds to send the other parent. Anthony Cappillino is an employee of Hannafords and Frances Cappillino works at Rite Aid, so Jazmine has medical coverage. “But there is and will be a lot not covered by insurance, so we’re incredibly grateful for all the community support,” Frances Cappillino said. Phil Williams, who organized Sunday’s event, said a local tow truck operator saw some literature relating to the breakfast in Williams’ car and sent in a check for $100. “People have been great and I think we’ve had about 200 people so far this morning,” he said. If you would like to make a donation, call Phil Williams at 845-229-9406 or e-mail There is also a dinner on Saturday, March 19 at the Regina Coeli School. For more information call 845-229-8589.

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