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PUSHES BACK Winnakee announces significant easement


Meet Hyde Park’s new police chief

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‘Control freak’ Martino excluding councilwoman BY JIM LANGAN

Hyde Park’s Republican town board has been embroiled in controversy from day one, with much of it coming from Democrats and those put off by Supervisor Tom Martino’s dismissive and arrogant demeanor. But in an exclusive interview with Hudson Valley News, Ward 2 Councilwoman Sue Serino made it clear the frustration level with Martino is not confined to Democrats. “I am frustrated by Martino’s purposeful attempt to keep me out of the loop because I’ve dared express my own

opinion on the issues,” she said. “Mr. Martino views any disagreement with his opinion as a personal affront. He is not open to discussion and constantly justifies his actions only after the fact.” Serino said she has been virtually shut out since voting against the repeal of the wetlands protection law and voting to table the elimination of the police lieutenant’s position. “I understood both sides on the wetlands bill and realize we campaigned against it, but felt it made more economic sense to amend it, although I thought the law was

too constrictive,” she said. “I’m concerned the next board will come in and reinstate it at a tremendous cost to taxpayers. “After the wetlands vote in January, I haven’t gotten a single e-mail or communication from the supervisor,” she went on to say. “I’m having difficulty doing my job because they refuse to keep me informed. They don’t tell me about meetings and insert last-minute resolutions that don’t give anyone a chance to respond to.” Serino went on to say Martino is “a control freak and I’m concerned he will try to retaliate against me. I’ve been told he’s > continued on next page



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Were you one of our many readers who had trouble finding a copy of Hudson Valley News last week? Apparently, some friends of Jessica Bathrick, the Pleasant Valley EMT who was accused of misconduct and using foul language in front of patients and colleagues in last week’s front-page story, stopped at every retailer they could find and bought up every copy of the


newspaper, in some cases buying more than 100 copies from a single retailer. One retailer told us one of their customer-service representatives asked one of the women what she intended to do with the 101 copies she had just purchased. The woman, dressed in Pleasant Valley Rescue Squad gear, apparently replied, “I’m gonna shred them.” It seems Bathrick and her friends were trying to keep readers from learning

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about the complaints against Bathrick, but with 100 stores across Dutchess County selling Hudson Valley News and hundreds of subscribers, there is no way they could accomplish this task. We started receiving calls saying the paper was nowhere to be found early Wednesday morning, just hours after the paper was delivered to retailers. Bathrick and her friends had apparently hit every retailer in Pleasant Valley and also cleared


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The Hyde Park Republican Party’s 2009 election headquarters is available for lease. Campaign slogan optional on so many levels. Photo by Jim Langan.

telling people he’s going to get me to resign so he can appoint someone else.” Serino made it quite clear she has no intention of resigning. “That will never happen,” she said. “My job is to save the town money and work to bring more business and economic activity to Hyde Park. I answer to the people of Hyde Park, not Tom Martino or the board.” In a telephone interview Monday, Martino said the situation is of Serino’s own doing. “We have not distanced ourselves from Councilwoman Serino,” Martino said. “She has distanced herself from the platform we all ran on. Look at her voting record on the major issues.” Martino said Serino’s vote against the repeal of the wetlands protection law is


In a somewhat curious move, the Hyde Park Town Board appointed Charles Broe the town’s new part-time police chief. Broe is a recently retired lieutenant in the Newburgh Police Department. Broe is a Dutchess County native, having lived in Millbrook and Hyde Park in the past. He is a graduate of Marist College and has an impressive law enforcement background. As yet, he hasn’t signed a contract with the town but the understanding is he will work part time, which is defined as 20 hours. In talking to Hudson Valley News, Broe acknowledged it would be difficult getting up to speed and pledged “to put in whatever time is necessary to get the job done.” He said he intends to commute from his home in Newburgh. “I’m very excited about the opportunity and understand there are a lot of good, young officers in Hyde Park,” the 42-year-

Asked if he had any opinion on the recent tensions between the town board and the police department, Broe appeared unaware of any issues. Likewise, he seemed vague on the tortured history of the proposed police/ court facility and the current skepticism about the board’s commitment to honor voters’ wishes. He did, however, say, “I think we’re in there for the foreseeable future” when discussing the current police facility. Broe indicated the board had not really discussed either issue in detail with him during the vetting process. Chief Charles Broe. Hudson Valley News has learned that Broe is considered a non-competitive hire old chief said. “I wasn’t ready to retire.” and thus not required to take the chief’s Broe said it meant “a lot to me when the exam. Martino and other board members guys gave me a standing ovation when I made much of former Chief Don Goddard’s was announced” at a special board meeting status as a provisional chief until he passed last week. the chiefs’ exam.

evidence of this. “She made that an issue during the campaign,” he said. “That was one of her issues – the repeal of that law.” A number of sources have told Hudson Valley News the Hyde Park Republican Town Committee is having second thoughts about having nominated Martino and Taylor in particular, with Jim Monks a close third. Two members have told us they will oppose any effort to nominate Martino and Taylor in 2011. While Serino has chafed at the treatment she has been receiving from her fellow board members, it was yet another incident of disrespect that caused her to go public. “I’ve been after Mr. Martino for some time to inform me of his schedule, particularly if it affected my ward,” she said. “He has not been cooperative. “I went to his office last week looking for the schedule and saw Mike Taylor, Jim Monks, Martino and James Horan, the town attorney, all sitting around the supervisor’s office,” she continued. “When I demanded to see the schedule, I was handed a mock schedule including ‘High Tea at Noon’ and ‘Waltzing with Don Westermeyer.’ Mr. Westermeyer is the building inspector. Everyone, including Horan, laughed and Martino pushed the door shut in my face.” Hudson Valley News finds it curious a lawyer of all people thinks mocking a duly elected female officeholder, who is married to an attorney, is a wise idea. When asked about the status of the proposed police/court building, Serino said she has been kept out of the loop there as well. Nor was she consulted in the hiring of the new police chief. When she asked Taylor about it, she says he dismissed her, saying, “We have a committee for that.” She is also on the record as telling Taylor after one board meeting, “If you don’t wipe that smirk off your face …” Serino says she intends to vigorously execute her job and fight for her constituents, even if it means butting heads with her Republican colleagues. “There needs to be more transparency with this board, both internally and externally,” she said. “I don’t think it’s asking too much that I be kept informed.” Christopher Lennon also contributed to this story.







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newsstands in Millbrook, Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie. Hudson Valley News did everything it could to get additional copies to our readers, including giving dozens of free copies to readers who said they couldn’t find the paper.


An article in last week’s issue, “Pleasant Valley’s EMT from hell,” incorrectly stated Pleasant Valley EMT Jessica Bathrick stole aspirin and EpiPens from the rescue squad. We have since learned Bathrick removed the medical supplies from an ambulance and said she disposed of them because they were expired without alerting her superiors beforehand.



The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested a man accused of illegal sexual acts with a young girl. Joseph V. Maggio III, 41, of Wappinger, was arrested last weekend on charges of rape in the third degree and criminal sex act, both class-E felonies, according to sheriff’s deputies. Deputies say on Friday, they received a complaint Maggio was engaging in illegal sexual activity with a juvenile. According to the sheriff’s office, the patrol division conducted an initial investigation and forwarded the case to the detective division. Det. Darren Cummings continued the investigation, which revealed that in 2009, Maggio began a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female that continued until recently, according to deputies. Maggio was arraigned in the Town of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond. He is to appear in the Town of Wappinger Court on Thursday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m.


County Legislator Dan Kuffner will be honored by the Hyde Park Democratic Committee at its annual dinner next month. Kuffner (D-Hyde Park) was first elected to the Dutchess County Legislature in 2007. He served as the Budget and Finance Committee vice chairman in 2008 and 2009, and is currently the assistant minority leader.




Longtime state Sen. Steve Saland (R,C,I-Poughkeepsie) will seek re-election to the 41st District seat in November, he officially announced last week. Saland, who has held the seat since 1991, formerly served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Children and Families, as well as the Senate Education Committee. He currently serves as a member of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee. Saland says he is seeking re-election in hopes of righting some of the wrongs committed by the Democratic majority in the Legislature. “Despite the state of affairs surrounding state government and the failing economy, I find myself more compelled than ever to seek re-election to the state Senate,” said Saland in his official announcement. “I have no intention of deserting the ship even though it has taken on an abundance of water.

He will be presented with the Hyde Park Democratic Committee’s Chairman’s Award, which is presented annually to a Democrat who has had a great impact on the community and party. “I am pleased to honor Dan Kuffner with this year’s Chairman’s Award,” Hyde Park Democratic Committee Chairwoman Pat Dreveny said in a press release. “Legislator Kuffner has dedicated many years of service to our town and county.” The Democratic Committee dinner will be held at Coppola’s Restaurant on Route 9 in Hyde Park on Friday, May 7 at 6 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the dinner should contact Nancy Sheehan at 845-2298915. The cost of the event is $60.

“While I have found this past year to be particularly challenging – constantly battling the tax-and-spend policies of the current Senate majority – I know it’s critically important that we restore a balance of power in our state government so taxpayers outside the City of New York once again have a voice of leadership to protect their interests.” Saland said one only has to look at the MTA mobility tax for an example of how upstate residents are being treated unfairly by state government. “As one who has willingly and successfully worked with members across the aisle over the years, I have been disheartened and troubled by the inequities displayed by this current leadership with its New York City-centric emphasis,” he said. “The MTA payroll tax is a prime example of regional unfairness.

As I have often said over the past year, had we not had one-party control, we would not have had the egregious MTA payroll tax imposed upon us.” Saland, who currently resides in Poughkeepsie, has lived in Dutchess County nearly his entire life. He and his wife, Linda, have four sons and four grandchildren. Saland will face a challenge from Millbrook resident Didi Barrett, a Democrat and political newcomer.



Retiring Hyde Park Sgt. Bill Truitt and his K-9 companion, “General,” will be taking their last shift on Thursday. “General’s” new assignment will be patrolling the Truitt household. HV News thanks you both for your service. Photo by Jim Langan. Hudson valley news | | april 28, 2010 {3}

Scouts beautify Beekman

Pictured, clockwise from top: Jeremy Monaco of Rhinebeck Bagels, ready to serve “Sliders and Slaw.” Photo submitted; Meri Puccio of Julia and Isabella and Chris Regan of Sky Farm in Millerton serve savory bread pudding atop Sky Farm greens; Owner James Chapman, Chef Joseph Arena and Manager Jeff Boyle of The Rhinecliff serve samples of bubble and squeak, a traditional English dish made with root vegetables, cured salmon and crème fraiche. Photos by Christopher Lennon.


Bagel shop takes home two People’s Choice Awards BY CHRISTOPHER LENNON The annual Taste of Rhinebeck, a food festival that brings hungry attendees through the village to sample the cuisine available from the area’s many fine restaurants, was held last week. The event, held the evening of Tuesday, April 20, raised nearly $15,000 for the Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital. Guests were invited to visit downtown Rhinebeck, walk the streets and stop to sample food available from dozens of restaurants and eateries, sweets shops and local farms. “The vast variety of foods available – including Italian, Thai, French and Mexican – was met with great enthusiasm from the sold-out crowd of 400 ‘foodies,’ who gathered for this culinary adventure,” said a press release by the foundation. Each year, participants are asked to vote for their favorites in a variety of categories

Girls Scouts Taylor James, Hailey Duran, Brianna Morgantini and Amanda Morgantini, along with troop leaders Kathy James, Lisa Morgantini and Wendy Duran, spent the day Saturday planting a breast cancer awareness garden at the Beekman Library. Photo by Christopher Lennon


Two local Girl Scout troops spent Saturday afternoon planting breast cancer awareness gardens in the Town of Beekman as part of Girl Scouts of America’s national Spirit Day. Troops 10606 and 10164 planted two gardens with pink flowers and stones at the town library and at Town Hall. Troops also handed out information on breast cancer at a local supermarket. Wendy Duran, troop leader for Troop 10606, said her Scouts collected recyclable cans from their friends and family to raise about $60 for their garden at the Beekman for the annual People’s Choice Awards. Library. This year’s winners included: At its April 7 meeting, the Town of • Best appetizer - Le Petit Bistro Beekman officially declared April 24 • Best main course - Rhinebeck Bagels • Best dessert - Crepe and Creamery at Mill House Panda • Best beverage - Rhinebeck Wine and Liquor • Best use of a Hudson Valley Food product - Rhinebeck Health Foods • Best overall - Rhinebeck Bagels

“Girl Scout Spirit Day” to recognize the girls’ efforts. “Troops 10606 and 10164 demonstrate a fundamental quality of what makes Girl Scouts an important part of our town,” said Supervisor Dan French, who spent time with the girls working at the library on Saturday. “Instead of using the day to bring attention to themselves, they chose to use it to spread breast cancer awareness. It displays a sense of maturity well beyond their years. “We also thank the Girl Scout troops for helping to beautify our Town Hall and our town library,” he added. “Their work is an example of the great pride our community has in beautifying our wonderful public spaces.”

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Marist management school honors students

The Marist College School of Management hosted four awards ceremonies in a joint dinner honoring over 100 students on Sunday. Taking part were the business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma; the accounting and finance service fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi; the economics society, Omicron Delta Epsilon; and the public affairs and administration honor society, Pi Alpha Alpha. Pictured, from left, are: Jesse Shea, president of Beta Gamma Sigma and a Marist senior; keynote speaker Stan Phelps; Joseph Lombardi, vice president of Beta Gamma Sigma and a Marist senior; Dean Elmore Alexander; Dr. Beate Klingenberg; Dr. Susan Kochanowski, faculty advisor to Beta Gamma Sigma; and Jennifer Argen, vice president of Beta Gamma Sigma and a Marist senior. Photo submitted. {4} april 28, 2010 | | Hudson valley news

Winnakee secures easement on 136-acre farm

John Adriance. Photos by Nicole DeLawder.

John Lyons, Patrick Adams, William Janeway, Lucy Hayden, John Adriance and Sally Mazarella.

BY CHRISTOPHER LENNON Thanks to the efforts of Winnakee Land Trust and a local farmer – with some unplanned financial assistance from Adams Fairacre Farms – a working farm that serves as a gateway to northern Dutchess County will be protected from development. A conservation easement agreement was recently signed between Winnakee and John Adriance, owner of Adriance Farm, a 136-acre farm on both sides of Route 9G in Clinton. “The property is really important because it’s highly visible from Route 9G,” said Lucy Hayden, executive director of Winnakee. During a press conference at the farm Monday, Sally Mazzarella, chairwoman of the Winnakee Board of Directors, said when Winnakee first began the process of protecting Adriance Farm years ago, she and a few others were admiring the view at the farm when a flock of sheep moved in front of them. She said she knew then the farm was a special place. “We want to thank John Adriance for his love of the land,” Mazzarella said. “John, through his generosity, has donated the conservation easement, which is absolutely amazing.”

By donating the easement, Adriance is protecting his property by agreeing not to develop it. Furthermore, future owners of the property must abide by the agreement. The Adriance family is “one of the oldest families in the Hudson Valley,” and has been farming in New York since the 1600s, according to Hayden. The farm in Clinton has been in the Adriance family about 200 years, she said, adding there is a complex of barns on the property built circa 1760. Currently, Adriance raises sheep, draft horses and long-horn cattle on the farm. About 10 years ago, Winnakee began a public fundraising campaign to purchase the development rights of the property, but couldn’t raise enough money at the time. This time around, the easement was donated Adriance. Oddly enough, one key factor in securing the easement came after Adams Fairacre Farms took down some trees in the Town of Wappinger that happened to be habitat to the endangered Indiana bat. After Adams destroyed the bats’ habitat, Hayden said, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ordered Adams to find five

acres of suitable bat habitat to protect. According to Hayden, Adriance Farm contains 16 acres of suitable Indiana bat habitat, and Adams ended up giving a sum of money to both Winnakee and Adriance to satisfy the DEC, which specifically requested those 16 acres be set aside for the bats. She said this is the first time the DEC has made such a request. “It helped us get closer to an agreement with John Adriance,” Hayden said of the agreement between Adams and the DEC. At Monday’s press conference, Patrick Adams, owner of Adams Fairacre Farms, said, “What started out as a complicated, difficult process for us, has turned into this

beautiful view you see now. We’re very honored to be part of this.” Hayden added the Town of Clinton has identified the farm as being “high priority for protection.” Jeff Burns, Clinton supervisor, thanked Winnakee, Adriance and Adams for their hard work. “The people of the Town of Clinton will benefit from this for years,” he said. With the Adriance Farm easement, Winnakee Land Trust has now helped protect over 2,000 acres in Dutchess County. The group also owns two public parks totaling 200 acres.

What is a conservation easement? This benefit expired Dec. 31, but may be According to Winnakee Land Trust, renewed by Congress, retroactive to Jan. 1. the following tax benefits are available At present the value of an easement to those who protect their land through may be deducted on up to 30% of income conservation easements: annually and may be taken over five years.


A federal income tax deduction has been and may continue to be available to conservation easement donors. The deduction may be: • The value of a conservation easement, as appraised by an independent conservation appraiser, may be deducted on up to 50% of income annually and this deduction may be taken over 15 years. • For a qualified farmer or rancher, the value of a conservation easement may be deducted on up to 100% of annual income and this deduction may be taken over 15 year.


The state provides an annual conservation tax credit of up to 25% of property taxes, including local and school taxes, to a maximum refund of $5,000 annually.


Your local assessor may be able to reassess your conservation land as “waste ground” value because of the restrictions on future development. This is at the discretion of the town and the assessor. Hudson valley news | | april 28, 2010 {5}

opinion U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder addressed nearly 1,000 on the campus of Vassar College on Thursday. He spoke about the importance of public service and giving back to the community. Right: These four students watched and listened through a window in the Vassar Chapel. Photos by Jim Langan.


Big banks’ bad behavior A good friend occasionally goes to the casinos at Foxwoods or Rising Sun in Connecticut, rarely winning or losing more than $100. He, like many, fantasizes about gambling with abandon with someone else’s money and winning millions at the gaming tables. For Wall Street investment banks, that fantasy came true after the deregulation of the banking industry in the ’90s. The bankers and their friends have bet billions of dollars, and greed has led the banks to shady deals that brought us all to near financial catastrophe. We are not speaking of

local banks and credit unions that serve our communities so well, but rather the “Big 13” mega-banks of Wall Street. In the “members only” casinos of Wall Street, the big rollers invented new games with the odds in their favor – promoting and selling packages backed by sub-prime mortgages to investors and at the same time, placing “hedging” bets that the value of the other packages would fail. The bankers and hedge fund managers consciously designed and sold financial packages that they knew were doomed to fail, but sold them anyway to unsuspecting investors, including municipalities, school districts and pension funds. When the value of the sub-prime-mortgagebacked packages did indeed fail and came up “00,” the banks and the very persons who designed the doomed packages made billions in profit. There ought to be a law! Yes, not just a regulatory board, but a law! In an extraordinary move, the SEC last week filed a civil suit charging fraud against Goldman Sachs for designing and selling “safe” investment packages that it knew would turn toxic for those investors but brought billions in winnings to the side bets of Goldman Sachs and insider investors who bet and won when the sub-

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prime-backed packages did indeed fail as they were designed to do. Although Goldman Sachs is charged in the SEC suit, apparently most of the other big banks followed similar practices. For so long, the investment banks couldn’t lose. Even when the whole scheme failed, the federal government rescued most of the investment casinos because they had become “too big to fail.” Had those banks been forced to go bankrupt, as they deserved, the world’s economy would have suffered a much more severe depression than the economic mess from which we are slowly recovering. The Wall Street banks have betrayed their intended mission within the American economic system, namely to invest in the financing of industry, business expansion, infrastructure and home ownership. Instead, they make bets against the American Dream and make the most money when businesses fail and homeowners are forced into bankruptcy when they fall victim to the predatory practices and escalating interest rates of sub-prime mortgages. The gambling of Wall Street bankers has ruined the American Dream for millions of families. Without serious regulation reform and stronger laws, the large banks of Wall Street are sure to continue their bad behavior as long as they can continue to make so much profit. Self-regulation by the banks failed miserably, as has deregulation. But even a strong, aggressive and independent regulatory authority will not be enough, according to Simon Johnson and James Kwak, bankers themselves, who in their book “13 Bankers” call for legislation to break up the 13 largest banks that are “too big to fail.” These authors/bankers also advocate the full reinstatement of Glass-Steagall Act, in effect between 1933 and the 1990s, which had required the separation of commercial banks from investment banks, a regulation that served us and the banking industry well for over 50 years. Congressman Maurice Hinchey is a current sponsor of bills in Congress that would reinstate the banking regulations of the Glass-Steagall Act, prohibit many of the Wall Street banking (gambling)

practices that have developed over the past 15 years, limit the size of banks and provide strong enforcement tools for regulators and prosecutors. New legislation is needed, not only to rectify the bad practices of deregulation that President Obama calls a ”tattered set of rules,” but also to regulate, or even make illegal, some of the schemes (off-shore hedge funds, derivatives, credit default swaps, shorting, sub-prime mortgage securities, synthetic CDOs, etc.) that didn’t exist when present laws were enacted. On another topic, last week, the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Board re-elected its chairman to another term despite criticism in a state audit that this same chairman might be serving on the board illegally. The law clearly limits board members to two consecutive terms of service. The current, now re-elected chairman resigned from the board just a few weeks short of the end of his second term on the board so that he could be reappointed to his third term. Only one of the honorable board members voted against the chairman’s re-election, so for now he remains as chairman based on a very tenuous technicality of having been a few weeks shy of having served his second term. We might wonder if he intends to resign again just before the end of his third term so he can be re-appointed to a fourth. So much for term limits! One sure bet is that Wall Street bankers will also try to circumvent any new laws intended to make them more honest. But our country needs new banking regulations and effective legislation to restore integrity and transparency to the operations of the Wall Street mega-banks. Otherwise, as President Obama correctly emphasized in his speech last week at Cooper Union, if we do not learn from experience, we risk a worse financial debacle than what we recently went through. Bill McCabe is a resident of Union Vale and served as a Dutchess County legislator from 2004-09. You can send him a message at

opinion hiding under your desk as a foreign enemy was killing 3,000 people downtown? The great Americans running Harvard now allow a small number of its students to participate in ROTC at nearby MIT and to be commissioned in Harvard Yard upon graduation. One Harvard official is quoted as saying, “We even invited Gen. David Petraeus to the commissioning ceremony year,” as if Joseph Goebbels had been USUALLY RIGHT one unavailable. Currently, Harvard has 20 BY JIM LANGAN undergraduates enrolled in ROTC at MIT. But it does not credit their ROTC courses or share program costs. Instead, private funds from Harvard graduates cover the estimated $400,000 to provide the students with classroom space, instructor salaries and other support. At Brown University, ROTC students There was an article in the Boston must commute to Providence College Globe this week about the so-called elite for drills and military science classes. colleges softening their resistance to the At Stanford, the Faculty Senate has Reserve Officers’ Training Corps more established a committee to study whether than 40 years after the military scholarship to overturn the ban. Allow me to save you programs were driven from campus by the some time, you pompous pinheads. The antiwar movement of the late ’60s. I was in last time I checked, being in the military is college during that time legal and a privilege. and well remember the The military is also turbulent changes that the only thing standing One Harvard official occurred as America’s between most of us is quoted as saying, and a crash course in involvement in Vietnam escalated. ‘We even invited Gen. Farsi. And if I recall During my freshman correctly, the military David Petraeus to year at Boston College, did an above-average I recall seeing ROTC the commissioning job in WW I, WW II, and other military Korea, Vietnam, the ceremony,’ as if organizations in the Persian Gulf, Iraq and college cafeteria Joseph Goebbels had Afghanistan. chatting up prospective been unavailable. Personally, I never recruits. They looked understood why sharp and were looked our government let upon with respect. a bunch of pampered protesters, hiding I also remember when the first anti- behind student deferments, run ROTC off war protesters popped up around campus. the campuses of America. If the military Remember, we were still wearing coats needs anything, it is access to bright, young and ties to class and had a midnight curfew minds, the kind you’re likely to find at the in the dorms and most of our fathers had best universities. served in World War II. I have a vivid Before we go handing out accolades memory of what I can only say were to the Ivy League for reconsidering their the first “hippies” I ever saw attempting ROTC ban, it’s useful to remember it to protest the war by haranguing some took a 2006 Supreme Court decision ROTC cadets walking across campus. stipulating universities must provide Within minutes, the protesters were set access to recruiters and allow students to upon by other students and given a good participate in ROTC. Yet, so many of these beating as everyone watched and laughed. elite schools continue to flaunt the law in A few years later, half the school looked deference to the aging hippies now running like John Lennon and ROTC was gone. the asylum. Administrators at Harvard, Brown and Here’s a suggestion. How about we other elite universities cite Sept. 11, 2001 withhold the billions in federal money as the catalyst for rethinking the ROTC currently going to these schools to support ban. They also say the movement to allow all manner of things, none more vital than ROTC back in has been more pronounced training bright, young minds for a military since the Pentagon in February advocated career. You can be sure the liberals would overturning the “don’t ask, don’t tell” be howling if federal money was being policy. spent at institutions discriminating against Lee Bollinger, the president of minorities, women or gays. Everyone in Columbia, told Adm. Mike Mullen this country should be treated equally recently, “The campus will be more and that certainly applies to those in the receptive to rebuilding that relationship.” military as well. Gee, thanks, Mr. Bollinger. Did that change of heart happen on 9/11 while you were



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• Congratulations to 20-year-old Laura • We read Metro-North is considering Hall of the UK. Laura is the first person doing away with the last bar cars on the ever served with a national drinking ban New Haven line. The sound you’re hearing order. After a series of “public order is my father rolling over in his grave. offensives,” Hall is banned from all pubs in England and Wales for two years. • Lovely story out of Detroit about a 14-year-old girl working nights as a • Here’s another candidate for an topless dancer in a strip joint and making intervention. Janice McCoy-Nuttle was $350 a night. There are so many things arrested for disorderly conduct in Florida wrong here but can we start by asking her after throwing her inhaler at a police mother where she thought her daughter officer. Her husband called police when was every night. The mother now wants he found her in bed drunk and unable to sue the strip club. to speak. She was surrounded by seven Chihuahuas, 10 cages of birds and had • Be glad you weren’t on Delta flight a white parrot on her forehead biting her 2146 from LA to Tampa the other day. face. She was too intoxicated to swat the About two hours into the flight, 46-yearparrot from her bloodied face. old Dwayne Sheffield grabbed a two-liter soda bottle and began spraying first• Nice to know President Obama has class passengers. He then threatened already played 32 rounds of golf since to blow up the plane while screaming, assuming office. George Bush played 24 “Get behind me, Satan.” It took seven times in eight years. Would love to hear passengers to subdue and tie him up. the press if a Republican president was Police suspect drugs or alcohol. You teeing it up all the time. think? • Cat lovers may want to skip this one. 49-year-old Gregory Lesco has been charged with animal cruelty for killing his cat. Lesco was doing dishes when his beloved parakeet got out of its cage and was flying around. Pepper the cat then leapt in the air, snagging the unfortunate bird. Lesco clocked the cat with a frying pan, gravely injuring Pepper. Lesco told police he didn’t have enough money to take Pepper to the vet so he rolled old Pepper up in a rug and suffocated him. There’s a thought process for you.

• Can’t get enough of Tiger Woods? There’s a new video game out called “Tiger Woods Affair Tour 2010.” It lets you live Tiger’s life off the course. The game’s promoter says, “You get to sleep with cocktail waitresses and have bar fights with other golfers like Phil Mickelson.” • In a district in Philadelphia called “Gayborhood,” U.S. Rep. Babette Josephs is accusing her opponent of feigning homosexuality in order to get votes. Gregg Kravitz, who was recently outed as having a girlfriend, denies the charge, saying, “I like to have it both ways.” Whatever happened to Republican or Democrat? • Heard a dog got away from its teenage owner on Route 9 in Hyde Park Saturday and was running down the road with the boy in hot pursuit. Motorists all stopped their cars and helped the boy catch his pup. Bravo. That’s why we live in Dutchess County.

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Pros and cons about having a hotel on the grounds of the Culinary Institute property will most certainly take center stage, cooking up controversy once again in the kitchens of Hyde Park. On the face of it, one would be led to believe that a grand, spanking-new hotel would help to make Hyde Park the unique conference center it should be. Certainly, many organizations could be attracted to our shores to hold annual meetings in the living room of the Roosevelts. Construction would benefit the building industry, and there would be employment for many who are now on the unemployment line or in less attractive, part-time positions. These, and other promising factors, will be highlighted by CIA personnel and town leaders, who envision giant steps of economic growth in the coming of Hyatt to Hyde Park. Of course, the other side of the coin might be favored by local hospitality merchants in the motel and bed/breakfast industry. Like local restaurants, which may suffer somewhat from the fact that the CIA has four operating food-service establishments and one bakery, those in these businesses would most certainly wonder why they must compete with establishments that pay less than 100% of their taxes, if any taxes are paid at all. The CIA is seeking a zoning change in order to work a deal with the Hyatt chain for the construction of the hotel. Some initial comment at town board workshops provided indication that this would be separate from the CIA. Indeed, it would become a private, tax-paying operation. Beware, however, of those bearing gifts! Some of us locally see the Culinary Institute as a blessing in our midst, and, in many ways, it is just that. Others believe that the administration of the CIA could do more for the local economy in the form of payment in lieu of taxes (PILOTs), or by special offers to local taxpayers. While Hyde Park provides year-round services to the CIA, discussion, a few years back, of what the CIA has done for the town turned up the fact that the CIA does offer a special dinner event for our firemen in the Roosevelt Fire Department, amounting to approximately $25,000. Very few other financial benefits to the town were reported. Meanwhile, the meals at all five CIA restaurants (which do not come cheap) just keep coming out of their kitchens.

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While on the town board a few years ago, when the Gagne project proposed a large hotel and conference center on the east side of Route 9, I questioned if the hotel would forever remain on the tax rolls, if constructed, or if the hotel would, one day,

become part of the CIA’s expanding hospitality education program, which has gone from a simple two-year associate program to a four-year baccalaureate offering, and now, like Johnson and Wales and other culinary-centered institutions, into the hotel management realm. Some at the CIA indicated they did not have plans for taking that next step at the time. Now, the Gagne project is on hold, and the Hyatt project looms ahead. Hyatt is one of the world’s top operators of full-service luxury hotels and resorts. “We are a hospitality company and it is our talented workforce that is taking care of our customers that ultimately makes the biggest difference for Hyatt,” says Hyatt’s vice president for recruiting, Randy Goldberg. Hyatt has embraced emerging technology to find future leaders through its college campus recruiting program. Goldberg’s company has designed its corporate management trainee (CMT) program for college graduates with great potential to become part of Hyatt’s top management team. Trainees spend two months or more rotating through each department in the hotel before landing in their chosen area of concentration. If one were to research where Hyatt concentrates its activities, they would find there are “training hotels” near such colleges as Temple University in Philadelphia and that several of their more than 365 hotels are located in close proximity to campuses at resort and vacation centers across the USA and in more than 45 countries. They may be under other names like Summerfield Suites, Andaz, or Grand Hyatt, but they are all under the same umbrella. What better location for their CMT program could exist than the campus of the premier culinary educational center of America? Maintaining a complete separation from the educational community there would be impossible. It would be only completely plausible that solid arrangements would be made to use, train and hire CIA graduates – while getting a “little” tax break in the process. So, it behooves our town government to be cautious in considering this change and hotel construction. If Hyatt enters into a long-term agreement with the Culinary Institute, it could be under the guise of a “pooled income fund,” which is tax exempt! Initially, those seeking the change might indicate that the hotel operation would enhance local property taxes, but for how long and in what percentage? Not only should our town leaders be watching the agreement between the town and the CIA on the zoning amendments, they should be prepared to check, very carefully, any agreements being made between the CIA and Hyatt Hotels. The consequences of not doing so could lead to a bigger surprise than finding a piece of chocolate resting on your pillow. For those in our current hospitality industry in Hyde Park, and for future town boards, it could lead to nightmares! Bob Kampf is a former five-term Hyde Park councilman from the 3rd ward, and retired principal of the Dutchess BOCES Technical Center, which operated a food services program for high school students.

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Sunday, May 2, 4-6 p.m. Opening reception. Throughout distinguished careers in science education, Heinz and Elizabeth (Sonny) Meng have maintained a passion for painting as a way to illustrate and celebrate life. The exhibit includes a selection of Heinz’s acclaimed watercolors together with Sonny’s paintings of friends, family and local landscapes, on view through May. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. 845-255-1559. Pictured: A piece by Heinz.



Bard College Dance Program April 29-May 2: The Bard College Dance Program closes the year with concert programs of new and historical works, featuring choreography by Trisha Brown, Bill T. Jones, members of the Bard dance faculty; and also the Judson Dance Theater. Thursday-Sunday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (5/1 & 2). Cost: $15. Theater Two of the Richard B. Fisher Center, Bard College, 60 Manor Rd., Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7900.

Interpretive Program May 1-2: “How Did the Rope Get Up There? History & Practice of Gunks Rock Climbing & Ecology & People of the Shawangunks, Yesterday & Today.” Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz. 845-255-0919.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana May 1-2. See full story on right. Two guitarists and two singers plus percussion accompany the dancers for the entire performance. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 reserved front table; $25, reserved seating; $10, student rush at door. Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, 120 Broadway, Tivoli. 845-757-5106.

EVENT Rhinebeck 2010 Car Show April 30-May 2: New York’s best antique car show and swap meet. Almost 500 collector cars for sale. Sponsored by Hudson River Valley Antique Auto Assoc. Food concessions. Rain or shine. Friday, noon-5 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-dusk; Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $10; $17, weekend pass; free, 12 and under. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Springbrook Ave. (Rte. 9), Rhinebeck. 845-8764000.

MUSIC “Ein deutsches Requiem” and “Alto Rhapsody” May 1-2. Camerata Chorale, Ulster Choral Society and Choral Union perform, accompanied by the Bach-Handel Festival Orchestra. Soloists are HaiTing Chinn (mezzo-soprano) and Roger Roloff (baritone). The concert also includes the Alto Rhapsody. Tickets: $18 at the door; $15, advanced; $5, student. Saturday, 8 p.m., at Overlook United Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St., Woodstock; Sunday, 4 p.m. at Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, 2381 New Hackensack Rd., Poughkeepsie. 845-255-3243.

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Student Art Exhibition 5:30 p.m. Opening reception. The Painting II exhibition presents work exploring a wide range of conceptual and formal approaches to painting. Taught by Laura Newman, this course investigates painting through a series of assigned open-ended projects. On view through May 2. Gallery hours: Monday-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon6 p.m. James W. Palmer III Gallery of Vassar’s Main Building, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave. Poughkeepsie. 845-437-5370.

NIGHTLIFE Eddie Fingerhut 7 p.m. Acoustic. The Keltic House, 1004 Main St., Fishkill. 845-896-1110. Jammin’ Jazz and Blues Night 7:30-10:30 p.m. With Anita Rose Merando (vocals), Dennis Winge (guitar). Vocalists are encouraged. Bring your charts or choose a jazz or blues tune from the book. Two drink minimum. Chill Wine Bar, 173 Main St., Beacon. 845-765-0885. Open Mic Night 7 p.m. Sign-ups, 5-7 p.m. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300. Skin Against Metal 7-9:30 p.m. Latin, jazz. Admission: $5. BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskill. 914-737-1701.

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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, one of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, returns to Kaatsbaan for a three-week residency. This weekend, the company will present a unique and dramatic evening of music and dance that will Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana trace the development of flamenco and celebrate contemporary interpretations May 1-2 of the intense historical dance. 7:30 p.m. | Saturday Now in its 27th year, the company 2:30 p.m. | Sunday is in an exciting position, with two new studios in Manhattan that are Tickets: $30 reserved front table; $25, strictly for the use of flamenco, reserved seating; $10, student rush “built for flamencos by flamencos,” at door. as Artistic Director Carlota Santana said – the dance shoes take a toll on Kaatsbaan International Dance Center regular dance floors, so finding space 120 Broadway, Tivoli. to rehearse is often a challenge for 845-757-5106 such companies. To have a dedicated space is a boon indeed. Retreating to Tivoli, however, is a creative dream for Santana and her performers. “It’s kind of incredible to just have a studio for as many hours day as we want, to be in there and the juices start flowing … and flow and flow,” said Santana. “There are no distractions, except for the natural beauty of the surroundings. It helps you relax, think and then people are just sitting around, bouncing ideas off each other.” Santana said that she’s been able to generate many new works over the years while in residency at Kaatsbaan, which is part of the company’s mission – founded in 1983 as Spanish Dance Arts Company, Santana and Roberto Lorca had a mission to bring flamenco to mainstream audiences, to create quality new dance works as well as encourage the next generation of Spanish dance artists. The way was nearly lost in 1987 when Lorca lost his life to AIDS. “Roberto was the choreographer. He was much more advanced than myself,” said Santana. She began to recruit different choreographers in to set new works on the company, including young choreographers from Spain. Santana said that she is committed to also bringing Spanish dancers together with dancers from the U.S., and giving both an opportunity to dance in both countries. “The company, right now, is half and half,” said Santana, regarding nationality. Two men, two women and four musicians accompanied Santana to Kaatsbaan for this residency. “A flamenco dance company is different than a modern dance company,” she explained, noting the prominent role music plays in flamenco – thus the balance of musicians to dancers. The first part of the performance at Kaatsbaan is titled “Bailaor/Bailaora,” and examines the development of flamenco starting from its 16th century origins through six dances in two sections: masculine and feminine. For the women’s section, Santana said that the action starts in the late 1800s with “Arabic-influenced dances,” which move into “1950s simple dances with fans and dresses with trains,” and finally into contemporary time, featuring “lots of footwork in t-shirts and jeans.” The men follow a similar timeline, with the most notable evolution in their costume jackets. Santana described how, in the early 1900s, the men would be dressed in fitted velvet jackets that made arm movement difficult. As the jackets became more malleable over the years, the choreography began to incorporate more and more lifted arms and upper body work. Santana said that the men will slowly but surely shed their restricted garments until they, too, are in casual clothes that allow for the machine-gun clip of the Bulerias. “In Madrid (today),” explained Santana, “they are wearing t-shirts and jeans with holes. The women are wearing shorter skirts with skinny tops – no ruffles, no polka dots.” While the company is ready to represent the past as well as the present, Santana said they would draw the line at holes in clothes: “We’re not going that far.” The second half of the program is a series of works from the company’s repertoire, which includes traditional flamenco. Two guitarists and two singers plus percussion accompany the dancers for the entire performance. I asked Santana about how she planned the company’s programming. “I do try to balance it,” she said. “You have two parts – you want to hook into the traditional, and hook into the modern. We don’t want to lose the basis of the art form.” She enlightened me to a style that has been absent from main stages of late. “What’s fallen by the wayside is Spanish classical work, which is based in ballet with elements of flamenco; I want to bring back some of that.” After the bucolic Kaatsbaan residency, it’s back New York City for the company and time to start the second annual “Tour of the Boros.” The company will perform in all five boroughs, kicking off with a free show on Wednesday, May 5, at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to performances/boros. Note: If, like me, you enjoy a bit of the “behind the scenes” flavor, catch Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana’s free open rehearsal at Kaatsbaan on Thursday, April 29 at 2 p.m.

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DUTCHESS COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL PRESIDENT Here are two profiles of artists and organizations which are new to the area and new members of the Arts Council. Check ’em out. The Re Institute is a 2,000-square-foot exhibition space situated in the hay loft of a 1960s barn. Located just outside of Millerton, The Re Institute is part of a 40-acre working farm. This corner of New England, commonly referred to as “Hells Acres,” is historically recognized as a place outside the law. It is traditionally a site where chance and invention take place. Also located on this site is the Webatuck spring, the largest spring in Dutchess county. The primary goal of the Re Institute is to promote and enrich new perspectives, understandings and insights in the arts within this unique and historical rural landscape. The Re Institute hosts an annual series of small group shows, bringing together visual artists, filmmakers, writers, composers, dancers and outdoor installation artists. The Re Institute fosters the natural cross-pollination that can occur in venues that situate artists with differing perspectives and mediums in the same space. The public focus of the installations will be the openings. These will be scheduled every five weeks, from May through October. The Re Institute is located at 1395 Boston Corners Rd., Millerton, five miles north of the Village of Millerton, on Route 63 (a.k.a. Boston Corners Road). Route 63 runs parallel to Highway 22. Number 1395 is an eighth-mile south of White House Crossing Road. Brandt Bolding is a photographer recently arrived in Dutchess County. He has been working as an architectural designer and illustrator for many years in the New York area. Generally, a great deal of this work was involved in preserving or restoring historic building or building interiors. During the course of these projects, he would create a photographic record of important historical details and ephemera. This interest in building history specifically has evolved into a love of historic preservation. He is a longstanding board member of the Dutch Barn Preservation Society, whose principle goal is to help preserve and educate those about these barns in our area of New York and beyond. A few years ago, he started laying the groundwork for the production of a comprehensive survey which would map out all the original farms and farm buildings in what was once the New Netherland colony. He moved to New York in 1994 from Nashville, Tenn., where he had been a musician, and taught guitar privately for many years. He holds degrees and certificates in applied music, classical guitar performance, and classical architecture. Bolding’s latest collection of photographs, entitled “Farms,” is a collection of 29 framed digital pigment prints on view at Red Devon Market Bar & Restaurant in Stanfordville. The show runs through August. Red Devon is located at 108 Hunns Lake Road - additional directions may be found on their website: See the galleries section for the complete exhibition image selection. More information about Bolding can be found at If you would like to become a member of the Duthcess County Arts Council, give us a ring at 845-454-3222 or visit our website

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Arbor Day Ceremony 9:30 a.m. The City of Poughkeepsie celebrates 31 years as Tree City USA. The mayor, John C. Tkazyik, receives an award from NYS DEC and two trees will be planted. Free. Barrett Clay Works, 485 Main St., Poughkeepsie. 845-471-0407.

Thursday, April 29

“PCBs in the Sediments of the Hudson: The History of Contamination and Phase 1 of the Clean-Up” 7 p.m. Dr. Edward A. Garvey’s presentation covers the history of the remedial investigation leading to the 2002 Record of Decision and recent accomplishments and observations of the Phase 1 remediation. The Hudson River PCBs Superfund Site is the precedent-setter for sediment mega-sites under the EPA’s Superfund program. Free. Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Red Flynn Dr., Beacon. Info@


Hessel Museum Artists’ Talks: Judy Pfaff 2 p.m. A pioneer in installation art, Pfaff synthesizes sculpture, painting, and architecture into dynamic environments in which space seems to expand and collapse. In 2009 Pfaff was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has received many awards including a USA Rasmuson Fellow; the Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Fellowship; a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award; Nancy Graves Foundation Grant; a Bessie; fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. CCS-Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, 33 Garden Rd., Annandale on Hudson. 845-758-7598.

HISTORIC Opening Day 1-5 p.m. Mount Gulian, the original Verplanck family homestead, begins its 36th season. Tours of the Colonial home, Dutch barn, and restored garden given Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through Oct. 24. Former headquarters of Gen. von Steuben, Quartermaster of the Colonial army. Cost: $8; $6, senior.; $4, age 6-18. Mount Gulian Historic Site, 145 Sterling St., Beacon. 845-831-8172

LECTURE Colonel Matthew Bogdanos 7 p.m. Author Colonel Bogdanos talks about his new book, “Thieves of Baghdad.” Called “heroic” by the New York Times, the book is about Iraq, the black market for stolen antiquities, and the journey to recover priceless cultural treasures. Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Theater, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center at Bard College, 60 Manor Rd., Annandale-onHudson. 845-758-7472. Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy: A Wild Solution for Climate Change 7 p.m. The inaugural Ned Ames Honorary Lecture is given by Lovejoy, who explores global management of the carbon cycle and the impact of climate change on the natural world. Lovejoy, an internationally known ecologist who coined the term “biological diversity” founded the popular PBS program Nature. In 2001, he was awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. Free. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook. 845-677-5343.

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U.S. Rep. John Hall invites high school students who reside in or attend schools in the 19th District to participate in the 2010 Congressional Art Competition. Entries submitted will be judged by a distinguished panel of jurors including art museum professionals and local artists. The first-place winner will win a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a ceremony celebrating the young artists from across America. Interested high school artists and teachers should visit for further information, including entry guidelines. Artwork must be delivered by Wednesday, May 12, at 3 p.m. to the HVCCA (1701 Main St., Peekskill) or to Hall’s Carmel or Goshen offices.


Bob Babb Wednesday Walk – Shaupeneak Ridge (a Scenic Hudson Park) 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Adults of all ages and levels of ability are welcome. No reservations are required. Meet at the Route 299/9W Park and Ride. This is a moderate to strenuous, five-mile hike. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz. 845-255-0919.

Susan Schneider, owner of Shandell’s, will be hosting free monthly workshops on the second Saturday of each month, starting in May. Shandell’s, a working lampshade and vintage lighting studio, is located at the corner of Route 22 and Route 44, at 5916 North Elm Ave., Millerton, The first two workshops will focus on all of the questions Schneider gets every day from customers: how to fit a lamp with a lampshade, revamping a dated lamp with a new shade, basic construction of a shade, and different things you can make into a lamp. Each of these half-hour-long topics will be part of a two-hour-long workshop, from 9 to 11 a.m. The workshop will also include an inside look to “the Lampshade Lady’s” world. AtNIGHTLIFE tendees will see Schneider’s vintage paper and fittings and trimmings collections, learn George Graham about the business, and have a cup of tea. 7-9 p.m. Acoustic. Inquiring Mind Bookstore & Café, For more information, call 518-789-6603, go to or e-mail 65 Partition St., Saugerties. 845-255-8300.


Friday, April 30

Late Night at the Lehman Loeb 5-9 p.m. Special entertainment, films and other happenings. Free. Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845-437-5599.


LITERARY “The Art of Imagination in Three Voices” 5:30 p.m. Readings of new and recent works by three African American Vassar alumnae/i authors: Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond ’98, Torrey Maldonado ’96 and Tanikka Price ’97. A reception follows. Free. Rose Parlor, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845-437-5370.

MUSIC Mark O’Connor and Friends 8 p.m. From fiddling to classical to jazz, the famed composer calls his style a cross-pollination of musical Americana. He’s partnered with masters such as YoYo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Nadja SalernoSonnenberg and Joan Baez. The Pawling Concert Series continues. Tickets: $25; $12, student. Gardiner Theater, Trinity Pawling School, 700 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-3100.

NIGHTLIFE Big Joe Fitz 9-11:30 p.m. The blues performer has opened for or shared the stage with such notable names in the Blues as The Holmes Brothers, Marcia Ball, Mighty Sam McClain, Eddie Kirkland, Little Sammy Davis, Madeleine Peyroux, Tad Robinson, Bruce Katz, Janiva Magness and more. $5 cover. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St. 845-876-0590. Bill Staines 8-10 p.m. Presented by Friends of Fiddler’s Green Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild. Admission: $8, general; $6, HVFG members/seniors. Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Church & West Market Sts. (Rte. 9), Hyde Park. 845-229-0170. Collective Language 7:30-10:30 p.m. With Gregg Bendian (drums), Jon Irabagon (saxophones), Zach Brock (violin) and Peter Brendler (bass). Admission: $10. Bean Runner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskill. 914-737-1701. Crawdaddy 9 p.m. Classic rock. New World Home Cooking, 1411 Rte. 212, Saugerties. 845-246-0900. Fred Gillen Jr. 8 p.m. Folk. The Peekskill Coffee House, 101 S. Division St., Peekskill. 914-739-1287.

Marc Von Em 8:30-11:30 p.m. Acoustic. 12 Grapes Music & Wine Bar, 12 North Division St., Peekskill. 914-737-6624.

Hurley Mountain Highway 8:30-11:30 p.m. Pop rock. Pamela’s on the Hudson, 1 Park Pl., Newburgh. 845-562-4505.

Sam & Ruby 7:30 p.m. Motown. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300.

Jerry Dugger & the Dugger Brothers 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Blues. $5 cover. 12 Grapes Music & Wine Bar, 12 North Division St., Peekskill. 914-737-6624.

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E-MAIL US YOUR EVENTS: WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM > continued from page 11 John Mueller 9 p.m. Acoustic. Max’s On Main, 246 Main St., Beacon. 845-838-6297. Lick The Toad 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Classic rock. Charlotte’s Restaurant, 4258 Rte. 44, Millbrook. 845-677-5888. Mamalama 7-9 p.m. New age. Inquiring Mind Bookstore & Café, 65 Partition St., Saugerties. 845-255-8300. The Providers 9 p.m.-midnight. Blues, Motown. Lia’s Mt. View, Rte. 82, Pine Plains. 518-398-7311. Push 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Classic rock. The Harp & Whistle Restaurant & Pub, 44 Rte. 17K, Newburgh. 845565-HARP (4277).

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Suzanne Vega 8:30 p.m. Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300.

THEATER “Caught Short 10-minute plays by Actors and Writers” 8 p.m. Actors and Writers member and veteran Unison performer Mikhail Horowitz has mined the company’s archives to assemble a program of intellectually daring, emotionally indelible, and funny bone-discombobulating shorts, enacted by himself, Adam LeFevre Nina Shengold, Sarah Chodoff, David Smilow and Lori Wilner. Tickets: $12; members; $16, non-members; $2 more at the door. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. 845-255-1559. “A Mid-Summer’s Night’s Dream” 7:30 p.m. The Millbrook Arts Group presents the Hudson Valley’s Shakespeare Festival’s, “A MidSummer’s Night’s Dream”, the Boscobel troupe’s fresh and fun look at Shakespeare. Admission: $10; free, child and senior. Millbrook High School Auditorium, 70 Church St., Millbrook. 845-6772510. > continued on next page

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The former first lady was known for being a great humanitarian, the initiator of many public service projects, and also as a knitter. This Sunday, May 2, at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, will be the third annual Eleanor Roosevelt Knit In. This is an afternoon where attendees can create afghan blocks for “Warm up America!” a notfor-profit organization that provides handmade afghans to hospitals, veterans’ homes, homeless shelters and many other organizations. Why, dear Crafter, does this sound a little familiar? This could be that you and I have discussed the role of crafting in charity work, how people come together to form a community through crafting, and how a lot of crafts originated to use up the last odds and ends from other projects. What you might not know and what I really enjoyed learning about was Eleanor Roosevelt’s knitting habit. It seems she was fairly well-known for knitting, especially during meetings when she was the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. During World War II, she launched a knitting program at a Knit for Defense Tea at the Waldorf-Astoria in 1941. At the Presidential Library in Hyde Park, you can see some of her knitting supplies. In her room in the house, there is a pattern book on her desk. And at Valkill, there is a reproduction of her knitting bag and a skein of red acrylic yarn. And speaking of acrylic yarn, the goal of the Knit-In is to produce and join 7” x 9” afghan blocks. You may make pieces ahead of time and bring them with you, deliver them, or you may make them there on Sunday. If you’re not inclined to knit or crochet, they can always use a financial donation. (There are considerable expenses involved in supplies and mailing the afghans.) “Warm up America!” is an organization “committed to motivating, training and coordinating volunteers to knit and crochet afghans and clothing for people in need.” I took part in an afghan block drive at the local Michael’s craft store a few years ago. It is truly a wonderful way to use up your scraps. Just a few striped blocks can make use of even the smallest snippets. This is also a fabulous opportunity to practice different stitches and techniques while working on just a small piece. It’s hard to get bored in 7” x 9”. There are a few things you can do to make the process easier. “Warm up America!” uses acrylic yarn, so haul out your acrylic stash and look at potential color combinations. This is a fun time to experiment with new color combinations that you might not normally wear or have in your house. Do some preliminary stitch gauges so that you will know what size needles and/ or crochet hooks to use or bring with you. While the outside dimensions of the block are more important than the gauge, you want your gauge to match up fairly closely > continued on next page

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with other crafters’. In this way, the relative density of the blocks will be similar enough to put together a E-MAIL US YOUR EVENTS: WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM pleasing blanket. The lazy step in making afghan > continued from page 12 Bulkeley Middle School featuring still life, portrait, blocks is also one of the most landscape, computer graphics and abstract works. Saturday, May 1 practical. Cut a 9” x 7” piece of On view through May 27. Montgomery Row Second ART cardboard use as your template. This Level, 6423 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. Gallery Fourth Annual “Young at Art” way, you can make sure that your 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A group exhibition of works by students hours: Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 845-876-0543. attending Rhinebeck Central High School and blocks will always be the right size. > continued on next page As an even lazier step, I haven’t bothered to write craft directions for you this week. Instead, I am providing for you directions straight from the “Warm up America!” website (www.warmupamerica. org). I encourage you to use these as a starting point, adding your own stripes, cables, and patterns as you like. I also encourage you to take part in this, or another, crafting for charity program. You already know that The Ships Project (www. is one of my personal favorites. It has a similar Photo submitted. mission to warm up America, but the recipients are American service personnel. If you’ve asked yourself “What would Eleanor do?” by now, you know the answer. • She would take part in a crafting for charity project. • She would consider her fellow Americans’ needs for warmth and comfort and to > continued on page 14 know that someone is thinking about them enough to spend the time working on a project like this just for them. • She’d knit. CROCHET AFGHAN BLOCK PATTERNS All use worsted-weight acrylic yarn. Gauge: Nine stitches = two inches Finished size: 7” by 9” Hook: Size G crochet hook or size necessary to obtain gauge. BASIC SINGLE OR DOUBLE CROCHET Chain 30 for the foundation chain. Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, and in every chain in the foundation row. Chain one and turn. Or, chain 27 for the foundation chain. Row one: Double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain of the foundation row. Chain two and turn. Work even until piece measures 9”. Fasten off. BASIC KNIT SECTION PATTERNS Knitting patterns materials: Worsted-weight acrylic yarns Gauge: Five stitches = one inch Finished size: 7” by 9” Needle size: 7 needles or size necessary to obtain gauge GARTER STITCH, STOCKINETTE OR SEED STITCH Cast on 35 stitches. Knit every row. Or knit one row, purl one row. Or Row 1: Knit one stitch, purl the next stitch, knit the next. Continue alternating stitches across the row. Work even until piece measures nine inches. Bind off.

To make reservations, send a check for $15 per person to the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society, P.O. Box 182, Hyde Park, N.Y. 12538. Include name, address, phone number and e-mail address. The afternoon includes films, tea and entrance to the FDR home in addition to the Knit-In. Tell them the Lazy Crafter sent you. It won’t get you a discount but it might get you a funny look. For information, call 845-229-2559 or 845-229-7711 or e-mail at Patsyc97@AOL. com. If you cannot come and want to send the blocks, they would be happy to receive them. Dr. Elizabeth F. Purinton-Johnson is both an associate professor of business and lazy, though accomplished crafter, who also studies marketing trends in current crafting culture. Have a question? E-mail her at



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E-MAIL US YOUR EVENTS: WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM > continued from page 13 “Vermont Reflections” and “Super Square Deal” 5-8 p.m. A shared opening reception during First Saturday, featuring a new solo show by Prue See and members’ benefit exhibit “Square Deal,” in which more than 75 ASK artists (including Staats Fasoldt, Kari Feuer, Lynne Friedman and Franz Heigeimeir) donate 8”x8” paintings for the ASK Fundraiser. $50 per piece. Both shows run through June 1. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), 97 Broadway, Kingston. 845-338-0331.

Mary Whitehill, Watercolors 5-8 p.m. Opening reception. On view through May 29. Gallery hours: Mon., Tues. & Thurs.: 10 a.m.5:30 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m. Duck Pond Gallery at Esopus Library, 128 Canal St., Port Ewen. 845-338-5580. Open Studio And Book Release Party 5-7 p.m. Celebrate Jeffrey Milstein’s new book release “Cuba” and see the photographer’s most recent work; with music, wine and tapas. Milstein Studio, 331 Wall St., Kingston. 845-331-3111.

DANCE Trisha Brown Dance Company at Dia:Beacon 1 and 3 p.m. The company’s final performance in a series of performances by the company at Dia:Beacon as part of a year-long residency. Cost: $35, general admission; $20 ,students and seniors. Dia: Beacon, Riggio Galleries, 3 Beekman St., Beacon. 845-440-0100, ext. 45.

EVENT 10th Annual Cinco De Mayo Festival Noon-9 p.m. Entertainment (music, dance), food, Mexican variety. Crafts and novelties. Casa Villa Restaurant, Albany Ave., Kingston. 845-331-7646. Family Fest 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The expo will focus on family life, childcare, health, education, entertainment, family travel, community events and more. Featuring a kids play area with inflatable rides, food, free admission and parking, raffle prizes and giveaways, personal training demos and kids > continued on next page

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BY DANA GAVIN | WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM This season, Camerata Chorale has devoted its repertory to the work “Ein deutsches Requiem” and of Brahms – specifically the lesserknown works, but now, for their final “Alto Rhapsody” concert of the season, the group is May 1-2 breaking out one of Brahms’ most Tickets: $18 at the door; $15, renowned pieces, the Requiem. I spoke with Artistic Director advanced; $5, student. Lee Prichard, who served as music Saturday | 8 p.m., Overlook United director at SUNY New Paltz for 42 Methodist Church, 233 Tinker St., years, about the work and about the mission of the choir. Woodstock “Camerata Chorale, which is Sunday | 4 p.m. at Poughkeepsie almost in its 50th year, is known for United Methodist Church, 2381 New its adventuresome programming,” said Pritchard. “I try to look for Hackensack Rd., Poughkeepsie things with are out of the ordinary, as 845-255-3243 well as things people know.” He said the group is dedicated to education – enlightening both audiences and singers alike. “The organization is for the singing members as well as the audience,” he explained. “It’s an educational opportunity for the singers – we wouldn’t do ‘Handel’s Messiah’ every year just because everyone loves it. There are other works of Handel that we should know.” This weekend, Camerata Chorale joins Ulster Choral Society and Choral Union to perform Brahms’ Requiem (as well as “Alto Rhapsody”); the singers will be accompanied by the Bach-Handel Festival Orchestra. Soloists will include Hai-Ting Chinn (mezzosoprano) and Roger Roloff (baritone). I asked Pritchard what made this Requiem special. “It’s called a ‘German Requiem,’” he said. ‘When someone programs a requiem, over 90% of the time, it’s from the Roman Catholic liturgy of the Requiem. More than nine times out of 10, they are in Latin. Brahms’ Requiem is unique in that it’s in German – it’s a very personal expression, in the language of the people he was writing for instead of in the ‘universal language,’ Latin. There aren’t any other (Requiems) like this. No such thing as Italian or Swedish Requiems.” Pritchard explained that Brahms was composing from a very personal place: “One of the movements was a response to the death of his mother when he was only 32 – it was a psychological blow. The soprano solo expresses his own grief, I suppose.” One reason Camerata Chorale and Ulster Choral Society can present such challenging work is that the groups are comprised of practically professional singers. “Most of our people are quite good sight readers (able to read and interpret music right from the score), so I can get right down to the nitty gritty,” said Pritchard. He said that one of the greatest hurdles was incorporating the orchestra into the mix. “(The Requiem) is often done with a keyboard,” he said. “It’s a challenge to work a score with the orchestra in only three rehearsals” Another aspect of both organizations commitment to education and inclusiveness is the integration of the Choral Union into this big spring performance. Participating in Camerata Chorale and Ulster Choral Society requires a sizable time commitment – Choral Union invites singers to commit only to this one performance so that they can take advantage of the opportunity to sing with the collective even if they cannot take part in the full season. “We add anywhere from 10 to 20 members throughout the region” to the Choral Union, said Pritchard. “They come in for this limited period of time, and perform this major work that they wouldn’t normally be able to do. It’s part of our education mission.”

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E-MAIL US YOUR EVENTS: WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM < continued from previous page boot camp provided by Golds Gym. Rain date: May 2. Free. Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Rte. 9D, Wappingers Falls. 845-296-0001. Rummage Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Toys, games, books, kitchen items, decorative items and more. Rain or shine. Free. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1400 Rte. 52, Fishkill.845-897-4423.

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Since opening last October, the Walkway Over the Hudson has become an inevitable backdrop for tourists and locals alike, due to its breath-taking panoramic views. On Friday, those views will get the Walkway its first shot of fame. Local award-winning producer Jarek Zabczynski has teamed up with Poughkeepsiebased hip-hop and R&B artist Theory for his new video, “We’ll Be Alright,” that will debut exclusively at Shadows on the Hudson on Friday, April 30. “I’m really interested in old industrial iron works and I’ve always liked the bridge,” said Zabczynski during a phone interview last week. “Plus this is a great way to showcase something that’s never been used before.” Zabczynski and crew shut down the Walkway Over the Hudson for a full day last November, making it the first film project to be shot 212 feet in the air between Poughkeepsie and Highland. Other locations used in the video include a gallery at Unison Arts Center in New Paltz, Maple Grove in Poughkeepsie and a barn in Red Hook. Theory and Zabczynski have previously worked together on the music video “Change,” which received Best Inspirational Music Video from BET in 2008 and was also shot throughout the Hudson Valley. “Music videos are a lost and dying art - it’s all girls, cars and clubs - I’m tired of that,” said Zabczynski. “This almost isn’t a music video, it’s really a small film of its own.” “We’ll Be Alright” combines Theory’s smooth R&B style with a post-apocalyptic, futuristic tinge. “We could’ve done either two things - a good, clean, simple video that’s fun, light and effective,” Zabczynski explained, “or we could just go in a completely different direction with a crazy story line.” When Zabczynski asked Theory what direction he wanted the video to go, Theory simply replied, “Go nuts.” Nuts, indeed. Continuously working 12 to 15 hours a day on post-production special effects, Zabczynski’s hard work will pay off next week, four months after the initial shoot on the Walkway. “After all that work, it’s going to be nice to have a party afterwards.” The premiere celebration will start around 10 p.m., with the video showing exclusively at 11 p.m. Appropriately, futuristic-themed dress is encouraged.

last tour begins at 3:30pm. New exhibition entitled “CPR,” showcases the remarkable conservation, preservation and restoration efforts at Wilderstein over the past 30 years. This exhibit examines the process involved in restoring the exterior of the 1888 Queen Anne mansion; innovative approaches used to reclaim and maintain the historic landscape; recent conservation work on the dining room, entry hall and library; as well as the conservation treatment of objects in the collections. Admission: $10; $9, student, senior; under 12 free. Wilderstein Historic Site, 330 Morton Rd., Rhinebeck. 845-876-7439. > continued on next page

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E-MAIL US YOUR EVENTS: WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM < continued from previous page Wickets and Wine 4-6 p.m. HHS brings back the halcyon days of the 1894 Deyo House with croquet on the lawn. Players of all skill levels welcome. Marks the opening of the DuBois Fort Visitor Center, open Thursday-Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Guided tours of the stone houses are offered on a walk-in basis during these hours, which continue through October. $12 per person; $10 for Friends of Huguenot Street. Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz. 845-255-1660 or 1889.

MUSIC 160th Anniversary Spring Concert 5 p.m. The Germania Men’s Chorus, the original singing group, which now includes men and women singers and kinderchor, performs. A Sauerbraten dinner is served at 6 p.m., followed by the spring concert. A performance by the Mountain Tops follows. Reservations required. Cost: $25. 845-454-8192. Sing-a-Long 7-9 p.m. Led by Bill Ashby, the program includes classics, popular music, songs from Broadway musicals, and requests. All are welcome to attend this free, family-friendly event. Free-will offering accepted. Unitarian Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Ave., Poughkeespie. 845-471-6580.

NIGHTLIFE Andrew Rosborough 2-4 p.m. Acoustic. Taste Budd’s Chocolate and Coffee Café, 40 West Market St., Red Hook. 845758-9500. Blues Buddha Band 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Blues. $5 cover. 12 Grapes Music & Wine Bar, 12 North Division St., Peekskill. 914-737-6624. “Celtic Harp and Story” 8-10 p.m. Premier Celtic harpist Patrick Ball rekindles the fire and wonder of an evening of Irish storytelling in captivating spoken word. For in telling the marvelous old tales of wit and enchantment, and in playing the ancient, brassstrung harp of Ireland, he blends two of the richest traditions of Celtic culture. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. 845-255-1559. Chris O’Leary Band 8:30 p.m. O’Leary’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for Levon Helm and The Barnburners. He has also appeared on stage with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Albert Lee and Dave Edmunds. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300. The Christine Spero Group 8-11 p.m. Riccardi’s Hideaway, 11 High St., Kingston. 845-338-0554. Groovy Dance Lounge 9 p.m. With DJ James “The Carwash” Chapman. The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St., Rhinecliff. 845-876-0590. Lick The Toad 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Classic rock, blues. Snug Harbor, 38 Main St., New Paltz. 845-255-9800. The Mahavishnu Trio 7:30-10:30 p.m. With Chad McLoughlin (guitar), Neil Alexander (keyboard) and Greg Bendian (drums). Admission: $10. BeanRunner Café, 201 S. Division St., Peekskill. 914-737-1701. Scott Ian and Members Of Rollins Band 9 p.m.-midnight. With Pearl, Planeside, Beneath The Fallen. Modern rock. The Basement, 744 Broadway, Kingston. 845-340-0744.

The Stoners 9:30 p.m. Classic rock, country. Copperfields, Rte. 44, Millbrook. 845-677-8188. Pearl 8-midnight. The Basement, 744 Broadway, Kingston. 845-340-0744. Rebel Red 7 p.m. Roots, Americana. Café Bocca, 14 Mount Carmel Place, Poughkeepsie. 845-483-7300.

OUTDOOR Singles and Sociables Hike – Mohonk Loop 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All adult hikers welcome, single and non-single, aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center. This is a moderate, 8-mile hike, led by Tonda Highley (845-255-9933). 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, New Paltz. 845-255-0919. Spring Bike Check and Ride Join Mike Newman and Geoff Yowell, owners of the Bicycle Depot, with GUMBA Bike Patrol and Fats in the Cats Bike Club, to get your bikes ready for a great riding season. Then explore the Preserve on two wheels as volunteers lead you through field and forest. Limit one bike per person. Helmets are required. Bring lunch and water. Children ages 8 and up are welcome and must always be accompanied by an adult. Easy to moderate ride options will be available. Reservations required. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz. 845-255-0919.

PERFORMANCE “Armida” 1 p.m. The season’s final new production features Renée Fleming in Rossini’s bel canto tour de force, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Also starring Lawrence Brownlee, Bruce Ford, José Manuel Zapata, Barry Banks, and Kobie van Rensburg. The Met: Live in HD 2009-10 season, the Metropolitan Opera’s popular award-winning series of live transmissions, concludes. Tickets: $22, adult; $20, member; $15, children 12 and under. UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston. 845-3396088.

Sunday, May 2 ART

Heinz & Elizabeth Meng: Scientists, Educators & Artists 4-6 p.m. Opening reception. Throughout distinguished careers in science education, Heinz and Elizabeth (Sonny) Meng have maintained a passion for painting as a way to illustrate and celebrate life. The exhibit includes a selection of Heinz’s acclaimed watercolors together with Sonny’s paintings of friends, family and local landscapes, on view through May. Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd., New Paltz. 845255-1559. Wildlife Artist Peggy Macnamara 11- 4 p.m. Benefits Sharon Audubon. Through May 15. The White Gallery, 342 Main St., Lakeville. Open Thurs - Sun or by appointment. 860-435-1029.

EVENT The Rinaldi Flea Markets 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Large variety of new and used merchandise including antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, mid-century modern items, home decorations, furniture, jewelry and more. Food concession. Free parking. Free. Rinaldi Flea Market, 900 Dutchess Turnpike (Rte. 44), Poughkeepsie. 845-485-5252.

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Mother’s Day, as they say, is comin’ up in a Mot week or so and, not surprisingly, so are some books about mothers. The best of the lot, at least so fa far, is “Mom – A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps,” edited by and with an intro introduction by Dave Isay (Penguin Press, $21 $21.95). StoryCorps, an oral history project fou founded by Isay in 2003, has collected the life sto stories of more than 50,000 Americans and pre preserved these interviews for posterity at the Li Library of Congress. In “Mom,” we meet mothers and their o offspring from all walks of life. “Across t country,” Isay says in his introduction, the “thousands upon thousands of people have interviewed their mothers. StoryCorps is about the transmission of wisdom across generations. generations.” You’ll find sons talking to their mothers, siblings talking about their mothers, and mothers interviewing their daughters and daughters-in-law. A man of 52 asks his mother – whose husband left her with six kids – “How did you hold that together?” A man, raised in an orphanage, is told that “parents would check you out, like a library book, for two weeks.” Finally, 54 years later, he found his birth mother ... and listened as two sisters speak of their childhood: Mom had seven children before she was 28. “I was the oldest and you’re the 6th. How do you look at the job Mom did?” It turns out that Mom became a nun. You’ll meet adult children caring for an elderly parent. You’ll meet mothers and children from the woods of New Hampshire to downtown Detroit and beyond. But if you and your mom would prefer a good giggle together, give her a copy of Lyla Blake Ward’s delicious collection of short, pithy essays, “How to Succeed at Aging Without Really Dying” (AmazonEncore, $18.95). Ward, an octogenarian, has learned to “roll with the paunches” in “a world of bubble-wrap packages you can’t open, electronics you struggle to understand, and expiration dates you can only hope don’t apply to you.” Is it possible to be good at aging? The book is divided into sections on aging, on health, on grandkids, technology, etc. I loved her riff on “giving up self-service”- no more pumping your own gas, for instance. And how about when your daughter turns 50 ... and gets her first letter from the AARP? Afraid you’re gaining weight? “Weigh yourself holding a heavy object. Drop it. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the pounds just fall away ...” She descants on the subject of buying gifts for grandchildren “when you’ve never heard of any of the things on their lists.” And, on technology, “Do you know what it feels like to have your computer tell you, flat-out, that your cookies have been disabled?” and “What will that dancing paper clip do to me if I keep deleting him?” Her old IBM Selectrix, she remembers fondly, “only wrote what I told it to write.” On the other hand, you may want to give your mother a nice novel. Alas, I do not recommend either of the ones I read this week as Mother’sDay gifts, but I do recommend them to the serious reader who is willing to tackle challenging , even dark, works of fiction. I admired Yoko Ogawa’s novel, “The Housekeeper and the Professor,” and looked forward to her new one – “Hotel Iris,” translated by Stephen Snyder (a Picador Trade Paperback original, $14). Set in a seaside town in Japan, it’s a story of a shocking – and sometimes touching – relationship between a 17-year-old high school dropout and an aging, eccentric (and sometimes violent) man who lives in isolation on an island. It’s a story of mutual obsession between a naïve girl and a man who may or may not have killed his wife. “I was no more than a helpless lump of flesh,” Mari confesses the first time he ties her up. > continued on next page

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Beautifully written, violent and discomfiting, this short, brutal novel will haunt you. It would be a good choice for a book club whose members E-MAIL US YOUR EVENTS: WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM are eager to plumb the depths of all sorts of fiction. I will not soon forget it. < continued from previous page Tuesday, May 4 Another novel I looked forward to – and NIGHTLIFE experienced in an unexpected way – is Yann Open Mic Night & Songwriters Summit MUSIC Martel’s “Beatrice and Virgil” (Spiegel & Grau, 6:30-10 p.m. Hosted by Chrissy Budzinski. Don Sparks $24). If you missed Martel wondrous “Life of Pi” 1-3 Acoustic. Inquiring Mind Bookstore & Café, Inquiring Mind Bookstore & Café, 65 Partition St., – about a boy and a tiger on an epic sea journey – Saugerties. 845-255-8300. 65 Partition St., Saugerties. 845-255-8300. go back and read that one first. Then read the new THEATER M J Croons Sinatra & Friends one in which, once again, the author chooses to 2-4:30 p.m. Cabaret standards. Bank Square “The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. depict human suffering through the suffering of Coffeehouse, 129 Main St., Beacon. 845-440- Frankweiler” animals. This novel is about the Holocaust, and 10 a.m. A quest for romance and adventure turns 7165. into a journey of self-discovery when Claudia a writer’s conviction that such a tragedy ought to Kincaid and her brother Jamie decide to run Melinda DiMaio be treated not only in sober documentaries, but in 1 p.m. Jazz, folk. Peekskill Coffee House, 101 away from home. This original ArtsPower musical fables, parables, and fictions. S. Division St., Peekskill. 101 S. Division St., production is based upon the book by E.L. Henry, a writer, meets another Henry, a Konigsburg. For children in elementary through Peekskill. 914-739-1287. taxidermist in a room full of animals. (“Here was a stage full of stories”) and learns that eighth grade. Tickets: $8. Reservations required. Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, 661 “All the animals are alive: it’s time that has stopped.” Beatrice is a donkey; Virgil is a “A Montage of Melodies” Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3088. 4 p.m. Poughkeepsie H.S. Concert Choir, howler monkey who sits on her back. This short, taut novel about the Holocaust, and Poughkeepsie Boys Choir and Vocal and about writing about it, will remind the reader of the power of allegory and fable. I’m Handbell Choirs of First Baptist Church perform. Wednesday, May 5 going to read this one again. 100% proceeds go to Partners in Health and MUSIC But after all that, I needed the palate-cleansing of a nice, light-hearted book about Doctors Without Borders, two aid groups that Lunch N Listen Concert Series animals – live ones. Ailurophiles, you don’t want to miss the cutest book of the season: have played important roles in the rescue, Noon. Featuring Evergreen Chorus/Sweet “CAT-echisms – Fundamentals of Feline Faith” by Ellis Weiner and Barbara recovery and rebuilding of Haiti after the January Adelines. Fellowship Hall opens at 11:30 a.m. for earthquake. Cash admission at the door: $5, Davilman, authors of “How to Raise a Jewish Dog” (St. Martin’s Press, filled with adults; $3, children under 12; under 5 free. First “brown-baggers,” concert at noon. Coffee, tea and light refreshments provided at 12:45 p.m. Free. delightful feline portraits, $14.99). Want to know what makes your cat tick? Read this Baptist Church, 260 Mill St., Poughkeepsie. 845- First Evangelical Lutheran Church, cor. Mill and book, in Q&A catechism format, in which the cats answer the questions, e.g. what is a 454-1340. Catharine Sts., Poughkeepsie. 845-452-6050. cat’s religion? Autotheism: cats worship themselves.


Q: Why do you believe God gave you nine lives? A: God gave us nine lives to prove to dogs that He likes us better.

Rebel Red Noon-2 p.m. Acoustic. Taste Budd’s Chocolate and Coffee Café, 40 West Market St., Red Hook. 845-758-9500.

Spring Jazz and Band Concert 7:30 p.m. With SUNY Ulster Jazz Ensemble and Community Band. SUNY Ulster, 491 Cottekill Road, Stone Ridge. 845-687-5262.

Q: Why do you pity humans? A: I pity humans because they do not have whiskers.

Sal Oliveri 4-6 p.m. Jazz. Inquiring Mind Bookstore & Café, 65 Partition St., Saugerties. 845-255-8300.


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The Bobs 7:30 p.m. With special guest Carla Ulbrich. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules and clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music for over 25 years, playing everywhere from Lincoln Center to Berlin’s Passionkirche. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845855-1300. Cassandra Frake 6-9 p.m. Singer-songwriter. 12 Grapes Music & Wine Bar, 12 North Division St., Peekskill. 914737-6624.

Open Mic Night 7 p.m. Sign-ups, 5-7 p.m. Towne Crier Café, 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300.

OUTDOOR Bob Babb Wednesday Walk – Rhododendron Bridge and Split Rock 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Adults of all ages and levels of ability are welcome. Meet at the Mohonk Preserve Coxing Trailhead. This is a moderate, 5-mile hike. Free, Mohonk Preserve members; $10, non-members. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz. 845-255-0919.



The 2010 Marist Summer Writing Workshops invite writers from the Hudson Valley Swing Dance Thursday at noon for calendar and beyond to come together for an exciting week that includes evening workshops in 6-9 p.m. Dance to DJ. Beginner’s dance lesson included. Admission: $8, general; $6, student. events and images. fiction, nonfiction or poetry, innovative writing studios, readings and receptions. All Arlington Reformed Church, 22 Raymond Ave., WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM events take place in the evening, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., from July 18 through 22. Poughkeepsie. 845-298-0854. For those who are interested in applying for college credit, the Summer Writing Institute is being offered in conjunction with a special Summer Independent Study OUTDOOR program, where a small number of undergraduate students will be able to work on Singles and Sociables Hike – Black Rock Forest their own writing in the genre of their choice from home, and then attend the four-day All adult hikers welcome, single and non-single, conference. aged 18 and above. No reservations required. Application forms can be found at The Call the hike leader for the meeting place and postmark deadline for all application submissions is July 1. However, there is a fee fee. This is a strenuous, 10-mile hike, led by Gary florist & nursery Cursi (845-534-2886). New hikers are strongly reduction for completed applications postmarked by May 1. For more information, encouraged to contact the leader prior to the hike locally grown contact Professor Tommy Zurhellen, Director of the Marist College Summer Writing for information on hike levels, what to bring, and pesticide-free Institute, by e-mail at or by telephone at 845-575-3000, ext. 2381. other information. Mohonk Preserve, New Paltz. annuals, perennials Queries by regular mail should be sent to: Tommy Zurhellen, Director of SWI, Marist 845-255-0919. & veggies College, School of Liberal Arts, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.

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11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Bill Alexander, author of “52 Loaves,” signs and discusses his book. Merritt Bookstores: 11 a.m. at 57 Front St., Millbrook. 845-677-5857; 2 p.m. 7496 South Broadway, Red Hook. Sat., March 8, 11 a.m. 845-758-2665.

First Fridays Open Mic: Poets 8 p.m. Calling All Poets (CAPS); host, Jim Eve, Mike Jurkovic and Robert Milby Feb. Featured poets: Dr. Nicholas Samaras and Glenn Werner. Two-Poem Open Mic follows featured readings. Refreshments available. $4 donation requested. Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon. 845-831-4988 or 831-0077.

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weekend horoscopes APRIL 28-MAY 4 | BY CLAIRE ANDERSON

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): You’re making easy, friendly connections with people lately – with one person in particular. Be careful revealing too much too early, or you’ll run the risk of getting burned. Holding a few things close to the vest doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy their company freely.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): Your natural gregariousness is conspicuously absent this week – thing will get back into balance early next week, but expect to be less social and out-going than normal right now. When the pendulum swings, it will swing all, and you’ll be fully vivacious again and ready to network.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): You’ve got the right amount of energy and enthusiasm this week to start a new project – or jump-start something you’ve let slip by the wayside – before the weekend comes, and you’ll be impressed with your ability to bring it to a satisfactory resolution. Push yourself to step outside your comfort zone. LEO (JULY 23- AUG. 22): It’s very difficult for you to do, but you need to ready to let go of some measure of control this week – this will actually give you a great sense of comfort when you discover that you can trust someone else to get the job done correctly. You deserve to have people on whom you can honestly depend.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): You’re having a very strange week – one minute, you’re feeling more social than ever; the next , you only want to veg out on the couch and watch TV. It’s okay to indulge both extremes, because normally, you’re very good at finding balance in life. Your emotions will even out soon.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23- OCT. 22): Your mind is teeming with conflicting ideas this week, which is aggravating you to no end. This weekend, expect to feel more secure in one course of action, but expect to get some push back from others. Remind them that you’ve considered all options. SCORPIO (OCT. 23- NOV. 21): Plan to get as much accomplished as you can early on before the weekend – especially any serious conversations or heavy brainstorming sessions. Avoid getting into an ego battle with someone who just refuses to be rational.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): Devote time and attention to your most personal relationships right now – you don’t have huge issues to mend, but showing that you care and making the effort earns you volumes of good will. Offer to help a good friend with difficult task. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): You are full of big ideas right now, but they aren’t all necessarily good ones. Carefully consider the potential consequences before you act. Don’t engage in contentious discussions this week, because tempers will escalate in unhealthy ways.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB 18): Embrace your low-key mood right now; hang around the house, work on small projects and get the little messes in order and it’ll put you on the right track. A curve-ball later on in the week give you a new perspective. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): You are in a creative zone right now – enjoy and make the most of it! You can’t totally tune out of life though, because you’re going to need to deal with a stubborn soul at some point, and the sooner you get them off your back, the sooner you can go back to the projects you care about.

goes weekend TELEVISION, CELEBRITY GOSSIP AND ALL OF THAT BRAIN-NUMBING ENTERTAINMENT IN BETWEEN • Archie Comics is keeping up with the times – in September, the 71-year-old comic is introducing its first openly gay character, Kevin Keller. He’ll be the new kid at Riverdale High School in Veronica #202, titled “Isn’t it Bromantic?” – Kevin’s good looks get the attention of Veronica, whose gaydar is apparently broken, much to the amusement of everyone, especially Jughead. Kevin best watch out for Jughead – he’s a shady fake king, that one. • Weekend is super-pro animal, but PETA often makes us cringe, and not because of real issues of abuse. A new PETA ad designed to shame McDonald’s over their chicken-slaughtering practices stars one of our favorite curmudgeons, “Golden Girls’” Dorothy Zbornak – that would be the luminous Bea Arthur, who passed away last April. Classless much? We’re sure Arthur wasn’t pro-cruelty, but using her image like this is another new low for PETA.

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• It’s no joking matter: A poster on specifically called out “South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker and seemed to mark them for death for daring to portray the Prophet Mohammed (in a bear suit) in last weekend’s 200th episode. In that show, Stone and Parker have the religious icons of all of the major religions, including Jesus Christ, Buddha, Moses, Joseph Smith and Krishna. In an especially charitable expression, graphic images of Theo Van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered in 2004 by an Islamic terrorist, angered by a movie he made that highlighted Muslim violence against women, were posted. Way to prove Stone and Parker right, extremists. You didn’t see Canadians rioting after “Blame Canada” got an Oscar nod.

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• Oh please, New Orleanians know what real curses are – Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback and the apple of editor Dana Gavin’s eye, is slated to be the “Madden ’11” cover boy. So what, you say? If you’re unfamiliar with the Madden legend, horrible things always seem to happen to the players who make the cover of the video game. Just ask Troy Polamalu – the “Madden ’10” main man who sustained a devastating knee injury in the first week of the season last year. Other victims include Marshall Faulk, Ray Lewis, Vince Young, Shaun Alexander ... and of course Michael Vick, but he doesn’t count, because he brought that all on himself. Brees, in true long-belegured Saints fashion, is nonplused, saying, “Destiny is more powerful than a curse. Whatever is meant to be will happen. Faith.” Preach it, St. Brees.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): Something is brewing inside of you, and it’s best to just express your feelings to someone you trust – you’ll realize that you aren’t nearly as upset as you think you are. Then prepare for several unexpected opportunities to have fun! For entertainment purposes only.

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• In “News of the Creeptastic” – “Iron Man 2” principal photography was shot so long ago that the film contains a scene where the deceased DJ A.M. is spotted manning the turntables. “We tried to make it respectful, and for people who know him, they’ll get a kick out of it, and for people who don’t, it will sort of slide by without much notice,” said director Jon Favreau, who dedicated the film to A.M. in the closing credits. It’s like that not-ghost in “Three Men and a Baby” – spooky.

Jennifer Lopez as ‘Zoe’ and Alex O’Loughlin as ‘Stan.’ © CBS Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


THE TEST COMES BACK POSITIVE BY DANA GAVIN | WEEKEND@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM If a movie starts off with a poorly mimed internal monologue being performed on a table, legs flying in the air, in a gynecologist’s office, chances are it’s not going to finish with any modicum of dignity. Believe me, my right eyebrow was firmly raised and I was ready to settle back in my chair for a nap. And that’s when the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse began to ride. Despite all my preconceived notions and my general apathy towards contemporary rom-coms, I found myself moderately won over by this movie. It’s not well-written, it’s pretty derivative and often contrived, but there was an element of cynicism and awkwardness that appealed to me. Even if it was predictable, it had enough charm to keep me moderately entertained – to my utter shock. As ever, the trailer that’s being splattered all over TV pretty much spells out the plot – but it’s pretty high concept anyway. Jennifer Lopez plays Zoe, a rather together woman with a good life who has always planned to be artificially inseminated if she hasn’t met a mate by a certain age. Of course, on the day she pulls the trigger, she runs into Stan (Alex O’Loughlin) in a ridiculous cab-stealing encounter. Stan is a little bit stalker-ville, so they meet again, and again, until Zoe realizes that Stan isn’t the Son of Sam – he’s actually kind of sweet, and she falls for him. Cue baby-angst and love and some pretty amusing moments. I’m not a fan of Lopez in general, and she’s not that great of an actress, but here she pulls off a fun mix of earnest, anxious and winsome. It was also nice to see a character like Zoe not being portrayed as a shrewish beast – she didn’t moan and gripe about her age, she didn’t complain about her lot in life and she didn’t talk about designer labels. That, I think, was the key to my enjoyment of the movie, and reminded me of why I liked “Date Night” – finally, we get two leads who are likeable people, without major DSM-IV classifications, who I can honestly cheer for getting together. Most of my rom-com malaise comes from my repeated dislike – near hate – of the main characters I’m supposed to love. Much snark could be made of the fact that Stan is a cheese-maker from upstate New York – I think they meant the Hudson Valley, because I’d put Stan’s bucolic farm right smack in Dutchess County, I swear. But again, here’s where I was hooked: I like O’Loughlin; I think he’s charming, and if he can pull off this sort of weak material, I know he’s got greater work in him. I liked that Stan wasn’t slick or smooth, but sort of a hot mess with great intensions. I appreciated his hesitation to get fully involved with Zoe considering her rapidly changing life situation, and the scene in which Zoe and Stan take part in a terrifying birthing demonstrated both Lopez and O’Loughlin’s ability to blend humor and horror with winning competence.

The supporting cast had some fun surprises – Linda Lavin shows up as Zoe’s Nana, and Tom Bosley (still alive!) as her long-suffering nursing home fiancé, Arthur. And Jennifer Elise Cox (best known for her satirical portrayal of Jan Brady in “The Brady Bunch Movie”) is perfectly cast as a creepily persuasive Babyland salesgirl. Of course, the star of the show is Nuts, the precious, disabled Boston Terrier owned by Zoe, who – perish the thought – actually plays a legitimate plot point role aside from being a cute, “aww-” inducing with his little wheel-chair wagon attached. The three dogs that played Nuts should be commended – he might have had the best lines in the movie.

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Weekend rating: Three cheese wheels Director: Alan Poul Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Michaela Watkins Run time: 106 min. Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language.

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Birthday to Us!

Over the past 25 years, the Neugarten Family Birth Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital has had the distinct honor of being one of the first to say “happy birthday” to nearly 17,000 new babies. But this year, we need a little help celebrating someone else’s birthday—our own! Over the course of the year, join us for various events, contests and to receive great prizes as we welcome our 25th year of deliveries to the community we are proud to call home. And the presents are already starting to arrive! We’re Five Star Rated for Maternity Care three years in a row and received the only Outstanding Patient Experience Award in the area by HealthGrades®.

To learn more about upcoming events and celebrations throughout the year, please visit our site:

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The 2010 “Celebrate the Child” Dinner and Auction was held on Thursday, April 22 at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. The annual fundraiser benefits the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Pictured, from top: Members of the Youth Advisory Council of the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse; Board member Andrea and Joseph Kirchoff, honorees of the 2010 “Celebrate the Child” Dinner and Auction; Board member Pam and Frank Algier; A donation of wines from Millbrook Vineyards & Winery was part of the silent auction. Photos by Nicole DeLawder.

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DID JOE NAMATH HAVE A POINT? Last week’s announcement by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he was suspending Steelers quarterback Ben Roethisberger six games for conduct unbecoming of the NFL got me thinking about an afternoon I once spent with another high-profile QB, also targeted by the NFL for inappropriate behavior and association. That quarterback was Joe Namath of the New York Jets. Riding the crest of his Super Bowl win in 1968, Namath had opened a bar in New York called Bachelors Three as well as one in Boston and one in Fort Lauderdale. They were an immediate success and attracted a fast, high-profile crowd that wanted to rub elbows with “Broadway Joe.” Namath’s swinging ’60s lifestyle, coupled with his success on the field, made him the target of intense media scrutiny. Shortly after the 1968 season, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle told Namath he would have to divest himself of his ownership of Bachelors Three as Rozelle thought there were too many unsavory characters hanging out there. The implication was that Namath was exposing himself to known gamblers in his establishments. Namath was livid and rather than buckle under, he announced his retirement from the NFL. The impact of Namath’s announcement


• Love that the Jets signed a two-year deal with former Dolphins nemesis and NFL sack leader Jason Taylor. Not only has Taylor killed the Jets over the years but he has called Jets fans losers. I guess a fat paycheck takes care of everything. • Let’s hear it for 85-year-old John Keston of Oregon. Keston took up running at 55 and is ranked among the best distance runners in his age group. At 81, he ran a 1:39.25 half-marathon and has completed in 53 marathons. He still runs 40 miles a week. The Jaybird needs a nap. • Golfer Lorena Ochoa did the impossible last week when she retired on top at age 28 to focus on her family

cannot be overstated. He was the biggest star in the NFL, firmament and beloved by fans for his athleticism both on and off the field. But retire he did, leaving Rozelle and the NFL in shock. Not long after, I got a phone call from a friend who owned a small charter airline in Boston. I remember it was a Sunday morning and my friend asked me if I’d like to meet Namath. Namath was chartering a plane later that day to do a couple of personal appearances in New England. My friend said to come to his office and just happen to be there when Namath showed up. I was. At the appointed time, a smiling Namath swept in with a stunning blond in a micromini skirt on his arm. I remember he didn’t seem to be in much of a hurry and asked my friend if he had any scotch. The next thing I recall is drinking scotch at 11 a.m. with Joe Willie Namath and a gorgeous blond. Namath was in a talkative mood and brought up his problems with Rozelle. Namath said he had been out the night before at The Point After, a club owned by a couple of Boston Patriots players. I asked him how he was handling retirement from football and Namath took it from there. He was clearly angry at Rozelle and thought him a hypocrite. He said The Point After was no different than his nightclub as it was filled with wise guys, pretty girls and assorted wannabees.

The fact that he might be talking to a bookie or a hit man went with the territory in a hot celebrity bar. I remember him saying if they had turned the lights up in The Point After and ID’d everyone, half the people in there were probably wanted for something. But Rozelle couldn’t care less unless the bar was owned by a high-profile quarterback or running back. It’s a double standard in the NFL and he just wasn’t going to take it. That being said, Namath stood up and pointed to a map on the wall and his home town of Beaver Falls, Pa. He then talked about his late father, who he said was a better football player than he was, but had never gotten out of Beaver Falls and eventually went into the coal mines and died a young man of black lung. Namath said he would eventually eat crow and return to football because his dad never had the opportunities he had and his father would have wanted him to take full advantage. I remember how emotional Namath was talking about his father and honoring his memory. Namath “unretired” shortly after. That same mentality might be affecting the Roethisberger case as well. Does the NFL pay more attention to a Super Bowl QB than a nose tackle? Probably. The commissioner is trying to send a message, and coming down hard on

and marriage. She’s won everything but not many athletes short of Sandy Koufax leave on top. Good for her.

a little rocky. Now if only that Angie Harmon would stop calling at all hours.

• Is it just me or are you not hearing the love for Tiger Woods? Since the Masters, he has said he will play in two more events shortly and nobody cares. People seem genuinely uninterested in what happens next. He’ll win a few more tournaments but it feels like the parade has passed him by. • The Jaybird is greatly impressed with the Red Sox early season strategy. Look horrible early, put everyone to sleep and then come roaring back in June. That is their plan, isn’t it? • It looks like the Lakers are fraying around the edges. Ever since the Jaybird paid them a visit in LA, they’ve been

• Tough break for Kentucky Derby favorite Eskendereya, who pulled up lame last week and will miss the Derby. The injury is akin to a sprained ankle but couldn’t come at a worse time. Maybe we’ll see the horse at Saratoga in August. • Congratulations for the third straight year to Tim Smith and the Marist men’s tennis team for winning their third straight MAAC title. While almost everyone credits Tim and his prize recruits for their success, we here at Hudson Valley News know they wouldn’t win a set from your grandmother without Ann Smith and faculty advisor Joanne Gavin! Nice work, everyone.


a high-profile player gets everyone’s attention. The IRS does it every April when they go after people like Willie Nelson and other bold-face names for not paying their taxes. I’m making no moral judgment on Roethisberger, but I couldn’t help thinking about that conversation with Namath.

• Hyde Park’s John Golden tells the Jaybird former New York Giant catcher Wes Westrum’s Hyde Park house was recently sold. The house comes complete with a basement floor adorned with an outline of a baseball diamond. Westrum settled in Hyde Park years ago after his glory years with Willie Mays and Co. He was first here during the war as an MP at FDR’s estate.

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This week Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser On Wednesday, April 28, the Hyde Park Elementary School community will be holding a fundraising dinner for Isabelle Malone. Isabelle is a fifth-grade student at Hyde Park Elementary School. She has been hospitalized over six weeks and the school staff will be serving a spaghetti dinner to help with the family’s medical expenses. The dinner is open to all. A $5 donation will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad and beverage. Desserts will be available for purchase. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Elementary School on Route 9 in Hyde Park (next to Regina Coeli). Parking will also be available at Regina Coeli. ‘Back School’ Northern Dutchess Hospital will host a “Back School” program on Thursday, April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room 2. Larry Flowers, PTA, will offer a simple approach to understanding back injuries, their causes and possible preventative steps. The program teaches people with back problems how to control their back pain by correctly performing activities of daily living. To register for this free community program, call 845-871-3427. ‘A Night of Treasures’ Hospice Foundation is partnering with Zimmer Brothers Jewelers to host a new fundraiser, “A Night of Treasures,” on Thursday, April 29, 6-10 p.m. All are invited to come enjoy an evening of food, drink and friends along with a treasure hunt to be held at Zimmer Brothers Jewelers. Space is limited and reservations are required. Tickets are $25 per person and are available being calling Hospice Foundation at 845-473-2273, ext. 1109, or at Zimmer Brothers at 39 Raymond Ave. in Poughkeepsie. Golf Tournament Upton Lake Christian School is holding its First Annual Golf Tournament to raise funds to benefit current and future school families by maintaining affordable school tuition. The tournament will be held on Friday, April 30 (rain date, Monday, May 3) with a 9 a.m. tee time at the Dinsmore Golf Course (Route 9, south of Rhinebeck). Included in the tournament are 18-holes, cart, breakfast, lunch on turn, and a sit down dinner. Cost is

$100 per golfer. Download registration forms and find more details at For information and reservations, call 845-532-9009 or e-mail Free Oral Cancer Screening Dr. Lawrence Hamburg is offering free oral cancer screenings this month at Hudson Valley Dental Arts on Route 55 in LaGrange. The screening is painless and only takes a few minutes. For details visit or call 483-9500 to schedule your free oral cancer screening. For more information, call 914-456-6385. Hope for the Animals The Dutchess County SPCA announces the Hope for the Animals Gala to raise funds for the new animal adoption center. The gala is to be held May 1 at the Dutchess Golf and Country Club. Executive Director Joyce Garrity will share exciting news about progress on the capital campaign to date. Those interested in attending this event should contact the administrative office at 845-454-5346, ext. 102. Lions Hearing Screening The Dutchess County Lions Hearing Committee announces its hearing screenings each month for all of northern and central-western Dutchess County residents. The Lions Hearing Committee, in conjunction with Saint Francis Hospital, will be giving free hearing screenings on Saturday, May 1 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., later if necessary, at the Millbrook Health Club (Millbrook Training Center & Spa) on Route 44 in Millbrook. Appointments are necessary. For further information or to set up an appointment, call Paul Zitzelsberger at 845-889-8297. Roosevelt Knit-In The Hyde Park Historical Society is accepting reservations for its popular “Eleanor Roosevelt Knit-In” on Sunday, May 2. The event will be held at the Henry A. Wallace Conference and Visitor’s Center at the FDR Presidential Library, Route 9, Hyde Park, from 1 to 5 p.m. Participants will knit or crochet blocks that will be assembled into afghans and donated to local non-profit organizations. Reservations are required. Send a check made out to the Town of Hyde Park Historical Society, P.O. Box 182, Hyde Park, N.Y. 12538-0182 for $15 per person before April 25. Include name(s), address, phone number and e-mail address. For

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Kosher Family Barbecue The Rhinebeck Jewish Center’s Fourth Annual Kosher Family Barbecue will be held Sunday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Red Hook Pavilion near Fruitbud Drive. Vegetarian options available. For more information or to RSVP, call 845-876-7666 or visit www.

‘Rethink Afghanistan’ “Rethink Afghanistan,” a documentary by Robert Greenwald, will be screened May 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Poughkeepsie Friends Meeting House, 249 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. A discussion will follow the film. The screening is sponsored by Poughkeepsie Friends Meeting and Dutchess Peace Coalition. Contact 845-4546431 or 845-454-2870 for more information.

World Laughter Day Celebrate World Laughter Day on May 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Satya Yoga Center, 6400 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck. Participants will explore laughter yoga with instructor Liz Morfea and Ellen Forman. Cost is $40. Call Satya Yoga at 845-876-2528 for more information. Dutchess Peace Coalition The Dutchess Peace Coalition will meet May 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to plan antiwar and antirecruitment activities. All those interested in peace and social justice are invited. The coalition meets at the Unitarian Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Ave., Poughkeespie. Call 845-876-7906 for more information.

Upcoming Pajama Popcorn Party The Rhinebeck Jewish Center will hold its Pajama Popcorn Party on Wednesday, May 5, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, 68 W. Market St. For kids ages 5 to 8 years old. Wear your pajamas and enjoy a book. Contact the Rhinebeck Jewish Center for more information at 845-876-7666. Big Read Sneak Preview “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald will come to life during The Big Read Sneak Preview at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at Tivoli Village Hall, when SUNY Dutchess Professor John Desmond will screen clips from the four film adaptations of the novel. For more information on The Big Read, go to or visit the Red Hook Public Library at 7444 S. Broadway, Red Hook, or call 845-757-3031 ‘Concert for Keith’ The May 7 “Concert for Keith” at Rhinebeck High School will feature several bands performing to raise money for the family of Keith Gurgui, a 2009 Kingston High School graduate who suffered a severe spinal cord injury. The concert will feature Secret, Dino Club, Slam Allen Tension, Absinthe and the Brian Edwards Band. The show starts at 6 p.m. and admission is $12 per person. For tickets and more information on this event and other ways to donate, call Lori Healy-Brown at 845-505-4386 or Sandy Rexhouse at 845-8894161. Library Movie Night The community is invited to the Clinton Community Library’s free movie night on Friday, May 7 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the library. Come and enjoy a fun evening with your friends and neighbors watching the big screen. The library is located at 1215 Centre Rd. (County Route 18, north of Schultzville). For more information and movie title, call the library at 845-266-5530. Historical Society Meeting The Clinton Historical Society invites the community to attend its meeting on Friday, May 7 starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Creek Meeting House at 2433 Salt Point Turnpike in Clinton Corners. A presentation will be given on a historical topic. Questions and answers will follow the presentation and refreshments will be served.

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Apple Blossom Festival Red Hook Rotary will host the annual Apple Blossom Festival on Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entertainers include: Nightmare for A Week, Pajamazon and Donny Butler and His Band. There will be over 30 vendors and food concessionaires. Local merchants will also be participating. For further information, contact Bud

NDH Golf Classic The 31st Annual Northern Dutchess Hospital Golf Classic at the Red Hook Golf Club will be held Monday, May 10. Check in begins at 11 a.m. and players must be at the course by noon. Tournament will feature a dual format, offering both a four-man team scramble as well as a traditional USGA Handicap Division. Sponsorship oportunities available. Call 845-871-3505 for more information. Community Tag Sale A Hyde Park Community Tag Sale will be held May 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The goal is to register 400 homes for the event, providing bargain shopping to visitors and residents alike. To register for the event, the Town of Hyde Park is asking an early bird fee of $5 per home, or after March 27, $10 per home, which gets your location on a custom-made town map for all to see. Additionally, the town will offer 10-by-10-foot spaces on its town parking lot for $25. Only a limited number of spaces will be available. Register at Town Supervisor’s Office 4383 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park; Recreation Office, 79 East Market St., Hyde Park; or Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce Office, 4385 Albany Post Rd., Hyde Park. NDH Triathlon/Duathlon Northern Dutchess Hospital Foundation is holding its first annual Triathlon/Duathlon on Sunday, May 23 at Wilcox Park. The official start time is 8 a.m. Competitors can participate as individuals or as a team. Awards will be given out based on best times in each age category for individuals and best overall times for medical professionals. Race fees are $130 Triathlon Relay Team, $70 Triathlon Individual, $120 Duathlon Relay Team and $60 Duathlon Individual. All funds from this event benefit NDH Foundation. To register, visit www. or for information on sponsorships, call NDH Foundation at 845-871-3505. Partnership in Education Awards The Community Foundation of Dutchess County will host its 25th annual Partnership in Education Awards reception on May 27 at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel from 5 to 7:30 p.m. At the reception, the Foundation will present Fund for Excellence in Education Grants to Dutchess County school teachers to recognize the important contributions they make in improving learning opportunities for students and scholarships awarded to students to assist with their college education. The program will include an hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception that is open to the public. Tickets are $35 each and there will be a cash bar. Please visit the Foundation’s website,, for more information. Vendors Wanted Vendors are wanted for the Stanford Lions Club Flea Market on Saturday, June 12 (rain date Sunday, June 13) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to be held on Route 82 in Stanfordville, in front of the Stanford Town Hall. Spaces are $20. Call Ed Hawks at 845-868-7483 or John Danko 845-8687645 for more information. House and Garden Tour The Rhinebeck Biennial House and Garden Tour, sponsored by the Chancellor Livingston DAR and Museum of Rhinebeck History, will be held June 12 (rain date June 13), starting at 9:30 a.m. The tour begins at the DAR Chapter House, 77 Livingston St., Rhinebeck. Cost is $20 if pre-paid by June 9 and $25 at door. The tour includes five private gardens, three homes and a lecture. Contact Brenda Klaproth at 845-876-2436 or for more information.


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This week’s column will discuss two items of interest pertaining to Earth Day, which was celebrated for the 40th year just this past Thursday, April 22. The first item is recycling – what types of plastic can we recycle at our town’s transfer station and what kinds are not allowed in the recycle container. The second is the Lions Club participation in National Roadside Cleanup month. But first, a memory. When I first moved to Stanfordville, we didn’t have a transfer station. We had a dump, a real, honest to goodness, old-fashioned dump. It was a great place and just as the transfer station is today, the dump was as much a social hot spot as it was a place to take your trash. A Saturday morning trip to the dump could take upwards of an hour or more, depending on who you ran into. We backed our cars (or more often, pickup trucks) right up to the landfill pile and chucked our garbage right on top of the mound of bags already there. After closing, the town staff would bulldoze the piles under to keep the flies and odor to a minimum. Each week, the location where the trash was dumped would move because, obviously, you couldn’t keep piling it in the same place every time or the pile would get too high. We didn’t recycle back then, at least not the same way we do it today. But, there was recycling of sorts in that each week we would unload our junk and then bring home a few items of someone else’s junk. Many a husband was under strict instructions not to come home with more than what had been dropped off. There are also tales told of learning to ski at the dump, way back before I moved here. The way I’ve heard it told is that a make-shift rope tow was fabricated by taking the back tire off of a tractor. According to my sources, many a young person learned to ski down the nice bunnyhill-sized slope created by many years of dumping and bulldozing garbage. Today, of course, local landfills are no longer permitted, so we have the Town of Stanford Transfer Station. Those of you who have private carters who dispose of your garbage miss out on the fun of taking your trash and recyclables to the dump. It is still a social hangout and a trove of treasures for handy folks that can rewire TVs and the like, and it really is a well-run and tidy operation. There are containers for bulk waste, metal, recyclable glass and plastic as well as the cardboard and newspaper container and the marvelous trash compactor that just amazes my children every time they see it operate. (I confess, I think it’s pretty neat, too) Anyway, back to the issue of what types of plastic can be recycled at the transfer station. Originally, only plastics with the HDPE symbol of 1 or 2 were allowed.

Stanford Transfer Station employees Tom Hoagland and Gary Koch show examples of recyclable and non-recyclable plastics. Photo by Heidi Johnson.

Since then, the allowable types have been expanded to include 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7. This, by the way, makes our recycling possibilities pretty broad as in my experience, there aren’t too many other types of plastic used in household products. Members of my family live in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and they have many more limitations on the types of plastic (and glass) that can be recycled. The kids and I stopped in at the transfer station last week and talked with employees Gary Koch and Tom Hoagland. Gary and Tom rummaged through the large recycling container and fished out examples of plastics that are not allowed. Tom, on the left in photo above, is holding an allowed item that is often erroneously thrown in the garbage – one of those clear plastic clamshell containers that takeout foods come in. These are plastic type 1 and as such are very much allowed. Gary, on the right, is holding some examples of unacceptable plastics. The first is the plastic bag that comes from the grocery store. There is a special can for these bags, but they are not to be thrown in the recycle container. Also, Gary has some clear plastic trading card packaging which has no HDPE symbol on it. Anything with no symbol is not allowed and as such must be thrown in the garbage compactor. The last example is a cardboard drink holder which can be recycled, but has to be mashed flat and bundled in with other cardboard then stacked in the cardboard/paper recycle container. It most certainly does not belong in the plastic and glass bin. Of course, all PET plastics (drink containers) are also accepted. The reason I brought this all up is because for many years in my house, we were tossing yogurt containers and other

common household plastic waste in the garbage, until one day, I noticed the sign at the transfer station now included those new HDPE numbers on the allowable list. Other than that awful no-number plastic that toys are packaged in, there really aren’t too many other types of plastic that we don’t rinse out and place in the recycle container. Those extra four types make a huge difference in the amount of garbage my family generates. So, in honor of Earth Day just passed, I encourage all of my readers to look at those little triangle symbols on your used plastic containers. If it shows a 1, 2, 3, 5 or 7, don’t toss it, recycle it! Reducing our solid waste is one of the best ways we can become “greener” and ensure a healthy planet for future generations. If you have questions at all about whether a particular item is recyclable, just ask the staff at the transfer station. Or, contact your hauler if you have private garbage service. They would much rather provide proper guidance than have to fish out unacceptable items from the containers. Another interesting place to get recycling information is the Dutchess Country Resource Recovery Agency website, They have a page on the site that lists locations where you can recycle other items not accepted at our transfer station such as waste oil, tires and concrete. Oh, and by the way, in case you were wondering, HDPE stands for Highdensity Polyethylene. And I didn’t even have to Google that. My father would be proud to know I learned something in engineering school!

You’ve got to love those Lions. Last Saturday, they took part in National Roadside Cleanup month and picked up trash along Bulls Head Road. This group of approximately 10 Lions Club members and two grandchildren stuffed 20 bags of garbage found along the roadside and loaded them into a town truck driven by Ritamary Bell. I caught Ritamary assuring Highway Superintendent Jim Myers after they had finished that she hadn’t crashed the truck, but she did “get it pretty muddy.” The two youngsters involved in this project were Anne and John Danko’s grandson, James, and Virginia and Mark Stern’s granddaughter, Caroline. Many thanks to all the Lions and family members who participated in the cleanup. The difference is highly noticeable. Thank you for your hard work beautifying our town and helping the environment.

STANFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING The Stanford Historical Society will meet this coming Sunday, May 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bangall Post Office. The agenda will include a presentation by Charlie Shaw on the hamlets of Stanford, the possible acquisition of the Attlebury Schoolhouse, planning for the Stanford Living History Day and Memorial Day events. Everyone is welcome to attend, members and non-members alike. Please bring your own chair.

OTHER WEEKEND EVENTS A reminder that Free Comic Book Day is this coming Saturday, May 1 at Alterniverse in Washington Hollow (Route 44, near the State Police headquarters). Also, The Stoners Band is playing at Copperfield’s on Saturday night, starting around 9 p.m. Come out and support our local rock band. I expect it will be another mainly Stanfordville crowd and should be a lot of fun. Brian Stoner and his very talented sons always put on a great show. That’s it for the news this week. Next week I’ll have information on the Grange Week festivities and the two fun library programs that were held this week. See you then. Heidi Johnson can be reached at 845392-4348 or


like his name implies, would love to extend his long, soft and Àuffy body across your lap! This young black & white, long-haired male will spice up any home with his vocal and friendly personality. If you’re looking for a curious new friend, stop by and give Streek a petting, he’ll love you instantly! Have a piece of string handy, even better!

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News for senior citizens

LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE assigned facility to monitor care and condiFOR CELEBRATION OF AGING tions, work with resident and family councils

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP WITH NURSING HOME PROBLEMS When families place a loved one in a longterm care facility, they feel responsible for seeing that their loved one receives quality care. If problems develop and they need assistance to resolve them, they can call their local Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Ombudsmen are volunteers who have received 36 hours of specialized training to advise residents and families of their rights, investigate and resolve concerns or refer to the regulatory agency for resolution. Ombudsmen provide an ongoing presence in their


and participate in facility surveys conducted SEND YOUR INFORMATION TO: EDITORIAL@THEHUDSONVALLEYNEWS.COM. CALENDAR ITEMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE NOON ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE by state regulatory agencies. PUBLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED. How does someone become an ‘Celebration of Aging’ Ombudsman? Currently, Hands On! The This Week The Dutchess County Office for the Aging will host Senior Luncheon Hudson Valley is conducting interviews the annual “Celebration of Aging” on Monday, May for participation in a free Ombudsman The Evangelical Free Church of Clinton Corners 17 at noon at the Villa Borghese, Widmer Road in invites all area seniors (60 years of age or older) to Certification Training. The five-day training attend a free luncheon on Tuesday, May 4, starting Wappingers Falls. The purpose of the event is to will be held in Poughkeepsie on May 25, 27 at noon. This lunch will be a spring picnic featuring recognize, during May, Older Americans Month, and June 1, 3 and 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, and a dessert. the outstanding contributions senior citizens make to Dutchess County all year long. The public is Upon completion of the training, partici- The church is located at 20 Shepherds Way (off invited to attend the ceremonies at a cost of $25 Salt Point Turnpike) in Clinton Corners. For more pants will be certified in resident advocacy by information or to RSVP, call the office at 845-266- per person or $250 for a table of 10 as long as the New York State Office for the Aging and 5310. This is the last luncheon of the current winter payment is received no later than April 27. After will be assigned to a home in their area where season and the next luncheon will be held Oct. 5. that date, tickets (if they are still available) are $35 per person. Checks should be mailed or dropped they will advocate for residents and families off to the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, with the support of Ombudsman staff. Upcoming 27 High St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. For more You can be a voice for those who can Medicare Training information, call 845-486-2555. no longer speak for themselves. Contact The Office for the Aging will present a free training session on Medicare for residents who are Hands On! The Hudson Valley at 845-229- approaching the age of 65 on Wednesday, May Medicare Training The Office for the Aging will present a free 4680, ext. 104 at your earliest convenience 5. The program will take place at the Arlington training session on Medicare for residents who Branch of the Adriance Library, 504 Haight Ave., are approaching the age of 65 on Wednesday, because seating is limited. If you are not interested in becoming Poughkeepsie, from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Attending May 19. The program will take place at the one of the two-hour workshops will help seniors an Ombudsman and you have a concern get a basic overview of what Medicare is and Poughkeepsie Galleria Community Room from 10 regarding a long-term care facility in what it covers. Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, a.m. until noon. Attending the workshop will help seniors get a basic overview of what Medicare is Dutchess, Columbia, Orange, Sullivan or EPIC and Medicare Advantage Plans will also be and what it covers. Medicare Prescription Drug Ulster counties, please call the Ombudsman discussed. There is no cost for the program, but Plans, EPIC and Medicare Advantage Plans will space is limited. To register, call the Dutchess also be discussed. There is no cost for the program, Program at 845-229-4680. County Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555.

John A. Beale is director of the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, 27 High St., Poughkeepsie, 845-486-2555, www. Aging/AGIndex.htm.

but space is limited. To register, call the Dutchess County Office for the Aging at 845-486-2555.

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It’s last call for reservations for the Dutchess County Office for the Aging annual “Celebration of Aging” to be held Monday, May 17 at noon at the Villa Borghese, Widmer Road, Wappinger. Sally Edwards Taylor of the Town of Poughkeepsie will be honored as the Senior Citizen of the Year. In addition, Brud and Audrey Dickson of Verbank were selected as the Senior Citizen Couple of the Year. The public is invited to attend the ceremonies at a cost of $35 per person. Checks should be mailed or dropped off to the Dutchess County Office for the Aging, 27 High St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. For more information, call 845-486-2555.

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Wined and dined, kosher style

Friends of Chabad at the Culinary Institute of America and the Israeli Consulate teamed up to host a one-of-a-kind Kosher event that featured Israeli dishes and wine. Yarden Winery presented some of its best products for the wine tasting and Israeli celebrity chef Haim Cohen (above) hosted a cooking demo for the food tasting. Pictured below are: Cohen, Larry Lopez and Rabbi Hanoch Hecht. Photos submitted.

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THIS COULD SAVE A LIFE Any and all structures that have a carbon monoxide (CO) source must, as of February 2010, have a CO alarm installed. Previously, this rule applied primarily to newly constructed buildings. It has now been made retroactive and applies to both new and existing buildings. Some people may regard it as a nuisance, but it’s a good and necessary law in my opinion. One of the worst things about CO is that it possesses an innate ability to “sneak up” on its victims. CO is the byproduct of incomplete combustion and, no matter how efficient a fire you may have going, there is almost no source of flame-generated heat energy that is produced by complete combustion. By itself, CO is odorless and colorless. Therefore, the opportunities for its unintentional ingestion are universal and insidious. If you combine these factors with CO’s affinity or attraction to blood cells (at least 50 times greater than oxygen), you have a prescription for disaster. It seems that every year during December or early January, we hear of a family that has succumbed to CO inhalation from a Christmas tree fire. Invariably, the family members were asleep in their rooms, either on the same level as the tree or the floor above. Despite the fire, none of the victims would evidence any form of burns. All they had to do was breathe the CO from the fire for a short period. Even if CO victims do not die, they will become very sick and it takes a good long period for them to recover. If you do not have CO detectors and alarms in your home at the present time, get them now for the sake of your family and those who depend on you. It’s the law.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS Time is of the essence to take advantage of some great activities and offerings at Tymor Park. The annual Fishing Derby will take place on Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. until noon. This is an outstanding family affair where parents are encouraged to come out and enjoy some fishing fun with their children. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Children do not need to actually catch a fish in order to be awarded a prize. The park staff will supply the worms (at registration) and you supply the fishing rods, hooks, tackle, etc. There will also be a barbecue to highlight the day’s activities. The barbecue starts at 10 a.m. Come on out for this one. You have so much to gain and nothing to lose since the entire day is free of charge. The following day, Sunday, May 2, the Coffee House Open Mic Program starts. This is an activity specifically directed at

high school students and is slated to run indefinitely. It will take place on Sunday evenings from 6 until 9 p.m. and will feature acoustic sets, stand-up comedy, poetry, magic illusions and a variety of impromptu performances. Sign up to play or perform when you arrive or simply come to enjoy the show. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and pastries will be sold. Snacks will be provided and door prizes will be given out through the evening. The cost is $3 at the door. The Kids-in-Motion Program begins on May 18 and will run through June 22. It has been designed for boys and girls in grammar school grades one through three. Kids-in-Motion will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and will offer several sports and games, including soccer, kickball, hiking, whiffleball, scooter games, capture the flag and much, much more. The cost per child is $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents. To register or for additional information about any of these programs, call the Union Vale Parks and Recreation Department at 845-724-5691.

DON’T FORGET COMMUNITY DAY Kathy Welsh reminds us that this year’s Community Day will take place on Sunday, June 6 from noon until 9 p.m. It will be a day of fun for the entire family. There will be free admission, free parking and free entertainment all day long. The opening ceremony starts at noon. Cub Scout Pack 82 will be properly retiring worn American flags. If you wish to retire your flag, please bring it with you on June 6. Free activities throughout the day include a horse pull from 1 to 4 p.m. at the horse rink on Duncan Road and on-going activities such as a craft and collectables fair, live entertainment, a magician, children’s games and events, pony rides, a farm animal exhibit, face painting and a martial arts demonstration. The Vail Farm and LaGrange Elementary schools will be performing at 12:30 p.m. The Dr. Marmalade Puppet Show is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. and there is a Wildlife Lecture at 2:45 p.m. The Union Vale Historical Society will showcase its museum for local history buffs. It’s free! For the second year in a row, there will be a rock climbing wall. A Local Area Business Expo (inside the big barn) will be held rain or shine. So come out and meet your local area business owners and help support your community. Call Kathy Welsh at 845-724-4762 for more information on this. Various exhibit and information booths of local groups and organizations will showcase their roles in the community. Food and refreshments will be available for the entire afternoon. The day will conclude with Union Vale’s famous family dinner. The Jazz Pioneers, a 22-piece Big Band group, will perform throughout the dinner hour. Also, there are plans afoot to have a spectacular fireworks display afterward. The fireworks display is sponsored by the Union Vale Business Association. So mark your calendars for June 6. Bring your entire family for a day filled with fun and entertainment at Tymor Park.

St. Francis honors three with Franciscan Award

Dr. Jayesh Modi, nurse Rose Hurlihe and the Rev. Armand Padula are this year’s Franciscan Award recipients. Photo submitted.

BY HV NEWS STAFF St. Francis Hospital bestowed its highest honor, The Franciscan Award, to three individuals on Saturday evening. The 29th annual Franciscan Award Gala was held at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie as a benefit for the hospital. It was anticipated the gala would raise $100,000 for St. Francis. “There are a lot of things we need to do – equipment to replace and improve the services we offer to the community,” said St. Francis President and CEO Bob Savage in a press release. “It’s incumbent upon us to get the community to support us. It’s a symbiotic relationship. They need us and we need them.” During the gala, Franciscan Awards were presented to nurse Rose Hurlihe,

Dr. Jayesh R. Modi and the Rev. Armand Padula. Hurlihe, who was born at St. Francis and graduated from the hospital’s School of Nursing in 1960, went on to a 35-year nursing career at St. Francis. She is a member of the hospital’s Auxiliary and Alumni Association. Modi, who serves as director of the Department of Surgery and medical director of the Wound Care Center at St. Francis, traveled to Haiti with fellow doctors for 10 days following the recent earthquake. Padula, who entered the Franciscan Order in 1950, was ordained in 1956. He previously taught at St. Francis Hospital’s School of Nursing and for 10 years served as the hospital’s chaplain and director of pastoral care.

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Garden Party moves Clinton to Ulster in 2010 BY RAY OBERLY


Col. Oliver Hazard Payne Mansion, home of Marist’s College’s Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development. Courtesy photo.

BY CHRISTOPHER LENNON The Community Foundation of Dutchess County is preparing for its only fundraiser of the year, the annual Garden Party. This year’s party will be held on Sept. 19 at the Col. Oliver Hazard Payne Mansion in the Ulster County Town of Esopus, the new home of Marist College’s Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development. Community Foundation President and CEO Andrea L. Reynolds explained the Garden Party is held at different locations every year, and until this year, was always held in Dutchess County. Last year, the party was held at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, and in prior years was held at private homes. “This is normally a Dutchess County event,” she said, “but because we got the gift of the Marist property, we are doing a joint Ulster County-Dutchess County event. “We thought that it wasn’t going to be used for public events, so we’re honored to have it there,” she said of the property. Reynolds said the Garden Party generally boasts 400-500 attendees, who will enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and a wine bar under a tent on the mansion lawn. She said the event is informal and will include a brief presentation. “You’ll get to hang out on a Sunday afternoon, mingle with friends, old and new, meet our honorees and learn a little

bit about the Community Foundation,” Reynolds said. “It’s nice. I’m told we’re one of the events to go to.” This year, the Community Foundation will honor Timmian Massie, chief public relations officer for Marist College; Lillian S. Weigert, a principal attorney with Gellert and Klein, PC; and R. Abel Garraghan, president of Heritagenergy. The Garden Party will be held Sunday, Sept. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public and tickets are $125 each. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, call 845452-3077. The Community Foundation of Dutchess County was established 41 years ago. According to Reynolds, the foundation contributes about $1.4 million annually, mostly to local non-profit organizations. It also provides about $200,000 in scholarships each year. “We have about $29.6 million that we administer in about 425 separate charitable funds,” she added. The foundation helps ensure donors get appropriate tax benefits and that their philanthropic goals are met, Reynolds said. “We help people happily give their money away,” Reynolds said with a laugh. “We are the neutral philanthropic vehicle that people can use to carry out their charitable wishes – today and forever.” She said the Community Foundation considers itself superior to private foundations because it is more cost effective, more efficient and provides better tax benefits. The Community Foundation will host its 25th Anniversary Partnership in Education Awards Reception on Thursday, May 27 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. During the reception, students will receive scholarship awards and exemplary local teachers will be awarded Fund for Excellence in Education Grants and Taconic IPA Science Equipment Teacher Grants. In 2009, more than $80,000 in grants and scholarships were awarded at the event. Tickets to the reception are $35 and RSVP is requested by May 20. Call 845452-3077 for more information.

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Have you ever been to a “Spring-FreeFor-All” yard sale? The Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church will hold the “sale” rain or shine on Friday, May 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the items are given away free. Come and see if there are any treasures you can take home while enjoying a free cup of coffee and friendly conversation. One person’s junk is another person’s treasure. The church is located at 1592 Hollow Rd. (County Route 14, at the dead end), Clinton Corners. For more information, call 845266-8057 or visit

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP The Clinton Community Library will hold a Digital Photography Workshop with Molly Ahearn on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to noon in the library. You bring your camera, the manual if you can find it, the cord to attach it to a computer, and three of your best photos. Ahearn, a Clinton resident, professional photographer, author, wife and mom, will guide you through what makes a good picture. For more information on Molly, visit or Registration is free for Clinton residents and $20 for all others. Register by calling the library at 845-299-5530. The library is located at 1215 Centre Rd. (County Route 18, north of Schultzville).

given and meals and beverages will be provided, all in addition to a fun day of golf. The big prize, for a hole in one, is a 2010 Subaru from Colonial Motorcars. All proceeds from this tournament will support the sight and hearing impaired in Dutchess County, scholarship programs, local needy families and local youth programs. Mark your calendar and make your reservations now. The club is looking for sponsors ($50$100). The player’s fee is $125 each, which includes all meals, beverages and carts. Foursomes are encouraged. The reservation deadline is May 28 for players and sponsorships. If you want more information or reservations, call Denny Quinn at 845-2665712 or Les Richardson at 845-266-3546. This is the Lions’ major fundraiser; it supports their many community service activities. Please come participate and make it a very successful fundraiser.

PLEASANT PLAINS CEMETERY OFFICERS The annual meeting of the plot-holders and trustees of the Pleasant Plains Rural Cemetery Association was held on April 17. The elected officers are: President Sally Graybill, Vice President Evelyn Stevenson and Secretary/Treasurer Carolyn Cookingham. In addition, Gayle Kimlin, Viola Schoch and Evelyn Stevenson were appointed cemetery trustees. For information on purchasing a burial plot, call Carolyn Cookingham at 845-8894875.

PROVIDENCE CEMETERY OFFICERS The Providence Cemetery Association elected officers are: President Sally Graybill, Vice President Henry Craft and Secretary/ Treasurer Emerson Burger.


CLINTON ROADSIDE Surprise your mother and/or wife by CLEANUP REPORT

taking her out for a fantastic breakfast on Mother’s Day. The West Clinton Fire Department will be holding a super all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to noon at Station 1 at 219 Hollow Rd. (County Route 14) in Pleasant Plains. The extensive menu includes pancakes, French toast, hash, eggs in several styles, omelets to order, home fries, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and firepersons, $4 for children under 12, and free for children under 5. The next breakfast will be on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20.

LIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT Winter is a memory and the warm spring weather inspires the urge to get out and play golf. The Nine Partners Lions Club is holding its 21st Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, June 16, starting with registration and buffet breakfast at 8 a.m. and tee-off at 9 a.m. at the Red Hook Golf Club at 650 Route 199, Red Hook. Numerous trophies and prizes will be

Another successful annual roadside clean was recently completed. Rick McGlauflin, chairman of the Scenic and Historic Roads Advisory Committee, reports the committee held the Annual Clinton Roadside Cleanup on a warm and sunny April 17. Residents and organizations were urged to clean Clinton’s roadsides and bring the collected refuse to the town recycling center at the highway garage for disposal in a special dumpster at no cost. Judy Malstrom and Lynn Tompkins worked to assist residents at the dumpster. One large dumpster was filled. The committee thanks all who participated in this roadside clean up to make the town more attractive. Thanks are also extended to the many residents who continually clean the roadsides during the year.

FREE HOSPITAL BED AVAILABLE A free used hospital bed is available. If you are interested, contact Barbara Joyce at her office at 845-266-5853 on weekday afternoons or evenings at home at 845-2665526.


Seamus Murphy, Jim Murphy and Dave Houlihan take a quick break from working at the house. Photos by Christopher Lennon.

Rhinebeck Lions put their backs into it BY CHRISTOPHER LENNON

This past weekend, members of the Rhinebeck Lions Club helped make muchneeded repairs to a home in Red Hook during Rebuilding Together Dutchess County’s annual Rebuilding Day. Members of the club spent the afternoon Saturday working at an Eldridge Lane home. Before and during Rebuilding Day, club members helped rebuild a roof, repair a ceiling, build a set of outdoor steps, replace doors, do masonry and carpentry

work, paint and do yard work, all no cost to the homeowner. Rebuilding Together, formerly Christmas in April, organizes volunteers and collects money to perform needed household repairs to homes owned by people who cannot afford the upgrades themselves. All around Dutchess County on Saturday, other groups of volunteers could be seen donating their time for Rebuilding Day projects.

Pictured, below: John Welch cuts wood to build a cellar door; Lions Mike Madigan and Pat Matteolo work to repair a handrail.

Webster Robert Kipp, 77, a longtime Hyde Park resident formerly of Staatsburg, died Friday, April 23, 2010 at The Pines at Poughkeepsie Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Most recently, Bob was a night custodian for the Hyde Park Central School District until his retirement in 1994. He previously worked at the former Dutchess Cadillac Oldsmobile in Poughkeepsie, and as an assistant caretaker on the former Hull Estate in Staatsburg. He was a graduate of the former Staatsburg Union Free School and the New York State College of Agriculture at Cobleskill. He was a member of the Cobleskill College Alumni Fraternity, Zeta Alpha Phi. Mr. Kipp was active with the Boy Scouts of America, and was a recipient

of the B.S.A. Silver Beaver Award from the Dutchess County Council. He served in Europe with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Born in Poughkeepsie on May 23, 1932, he was the son of the late Webster Clayton and Lena Herrmann Kipp. He is survived by several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Kipp. An hour of visitation will take place from 10 to 11 am, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park. Funeral services will follow at 11 am at the funeral home. Rev. Thom Fiet will be officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Union Cemetery of Hyde Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Ave., Hyde Park, NY 12538. To send a condolence or for directions, visit

LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Formation of Route 376 Donuts, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 09/14/09. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: c/o the LLC, P.O. Box N, Sanford, ME 04073. Notice of Formation of Hooker Ave Donuts, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) pursuant to NY LLC law section 206 on 10/07/09. Office location: Dutchess County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: c/o the LLC, P.O. Box N, Sanford, ME 04073.



NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NAME: WADDLE N SWADDLE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/7/07. Office location: Dutchess County, NY. SSNY has been designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC 32 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) DTQ Data Systems LLC Articles of Organization filed with The Department of State of New York on March 25, 2010. Office Location: Dutchess County Principal Business Location: 4288 Albany Post Road, Suite 1, Hyde Park, NY, 12538. Purpose: Any and all lawful activities. Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC. upon whom the process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to DTQ Data Systems LLC at 41 Haviland Road, Poughkeepsie,NY 12601.

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A rare opportunity to build your own home on six acres with water frontage on Long Pond. The road frontage is bordered by trees for privacy and once you enter the property you are in a lovely flat field that narrows to the water. Swim, fish or canoe from a peaceful and quiet setting.



Beautiful 17-acre parcel is located in a perfect country setting in the town of Stanford. A winding road leads to the lot site with privacy in a unique wooded setting. Sitting high above Lake Upton, this property comes with lake rights.



Located just south of the Village of Millbrook is a 3.3-acre prime building lot. The land is private, lightly wooded with some outcroppings. No tests have been performed and there is no BOHA.


Powered by its seventh straight shutout victory, the Marist men’s tennis team, coached by Tim Smith, captured its eighth Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship on Sunday, after a 4-0 win over the second-seeded Fairfield University Stags. The Red Foxes have won three consecutive conference titles and senior Loic Sessagesimi (of Blonay, Switzerland) was named the MAAC Tournament’s Most Outstanding Performer for the third consecutive season. With the win, Marist advances to its eighth NCAA Tournament by virtue of the automatic qualification. The tournament selection show will be aired on ESPNEWS on Tuesday, May 4, when the 64-team field is released. Photo by Dana Gavin.


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