Monthly Archive: July, 2009

Folk artist returns to Omega Institute in Rhinebeck

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David Wilcox knows what matters. His family. His music. His outlook on life. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907310302

Dutchess fair organizers hope for crowd-puller

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RHINEBECK – Despite a struggling economy and high gas prices, the Dutchess County Fair managed to have the highest attendance in the event’s history last year, fairgrounds General Manager Bob Grems said Thursday.… Continue reading

Baby Care Fair will be in Rhinebeck

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Baby Care Fair Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Northern Dutchess Hospital cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck DETAILS: The Neugarten Family Birth Center and that Northern Dutchess La Leche League… Continue reading

Flower shows honor Hudson River

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RHINEBECK – The theme of this year’s Horticulture Show at the Dutchess County Fair is “The Hudson River – 400 Years of History.” The show gives amateur gardeners and junior and adult flower… Continue reading

Rhinebeck planners meet on Tuesday- August 4th, 2009

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RHINEBECK — The village Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Village Municipal Hall, 76 E. Market St. On the agenda: • Charles Mullaly Acupuncture/Yerry Residence, 6454 Montgomery St., for… Continue reading

Mansion was home to 3 generations

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Despite its deep-rooted historic significance, an elegant 19th-century Queen Anne-style mansion on Morton Road in Rhinebeck does not attract the large number of visitors that flock to the region each year to see… Continue reading

An Opening at Taste Budds – Featuring the work of Pat Goodrich Hart

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An opening at Taste Budds  Pat Goodrich Hart. Please Join Us ! Sunday, August 2nd 3 – 5pm Taste Budds 40 West Market Street Red Hook Pat’s  artwork will be hanging at Taste… Continue reading

Northern Dutchess Hospital to get $350,000 in federal money

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Hudson Headwaters Health Network will also receive about $350,000 in federal money. The two hospitals will benefit from the Labor, Health and Education Appropriations Act, which provides money for improvements to education, housing… Continue reading

New event to help get kids to Dutchess County Fair

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RHINEBECK — On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Dutchess County Agricultural Society, which produces the annual Dutchess County Fair, will play host to a new fair event that will bring as many as 1,000… Continue reading

Survey on tick-borne illnesses planned in Dutchess

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POUGHKEEPSIE — The Dutchess County Department of Health plans to conduct a randomized telephone survey to measure the knowledge and needs of Dutchess County residents relative to tick-borne illnesses. ReadOn:www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/07/27/news/doc4a6d0b6eb1677090949467.txt

Health officials step up West Nile prevention effort

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Mosquitoes that can transmit West Nile virus lay their eggs in stagnant water around homes, and “any standing water around the yard can provide a home for mosquitoes to breed,” said Ed Coons,… Continue reading

Professor to discuss Holocaust

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Justus Rosenberg, professor emeritus at Bard College, will give a lecture about his life during the Holocaust at the Rhinebeck Jewish Center Shabbat dinner at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. The event takes place… Continue reading

BECOMING UNBEARABLE: Curious creatures often a nuisance

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“A FED bear is a dead bear.” That’s an adage from the state Department of Environmental Conservation regarding New York’s black bear population, which the agency says can become a nuisance if the… Continue reading

Recently posted on the Town of Rhinebeck Web Site:

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–     Town Board Draft Meeting Agenda 7/27/09 –          Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing Notice –          Accepting Bids on Surplus Highway Department Equipment –  … Continue reading

Rhinebeck Village Board to meet

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RHINEBECK — The Village Board will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Village Hall, 76 E. Market St. for the purpose of interviewing grant writers. The interviews will be… Continue reading

Student theater group will stage ‘Anne Frank’ to benefit charities

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Hudson Valley theatergoers will have the opportunity to see an innovative student production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” – and to help change the world at the same time. Read On:  http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907250302

Cuomo touts consolidating governments

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Residents such as Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, of the Rhinebeck Jewish Center, were grateful for the legislation. “I believe, as a rabbi, this will help many constituents who struggle to make a living,” Hecht… Continue reading

Green Initiative grows at fair

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“All of our cleaning chemicals are now environmentally friendly,” Operations Manager Andy Imperati said. “Our Green Initiative coordinator, Laurie Rich, secured a grant providing us with 50 new recycling containers. The new containers… Continue reading

Real estate agent’s bankruptcy hits Jewish group

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Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, director of the Rhinebeck Jewish Center and co-director of Chabad of Dutchess County, said Rhinebeck real estate agent Lance Lavender had accepted an $8,500 down payment from him for the… Continue reading

Hospitals in stable condition

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NORTHERN Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck also received a three-star rating from the Niagara Health Quality Coalition for preventing the clotting condition, as well as a three-star rating for preventing post-operative respiratory failure. Northern… Continue reading

A Hudson state of mind

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The Half Moon, a replica of Henry Hudson’s ship, took part in an early June flotilla in Kingston in celebration of the Hudson-Fulton Quadricentennial without incident. Not so a century ago near the… Continue reading

Rhinebeck will seek sewer funds

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RHINEBECK — Town Board members have agreed to seek a grantwriter to help secure funds to upgrade the Vanderburgh Cove sewage collection and treatment system. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/07/17/news/doc4a5fe79d3f094133641806.txt

Omega Institute’s expansion sports eco-friendly features

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RHINEBECK – Words such as living, breathing and fascinating aren’t usually associated with wastewater treatment facilities, but the Omega Center for Sustainable Living may change that. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907170336

Fair lines up daily entertainment

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Advance discounts on sale Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907160315 The Fair’s Web site www. dutchessfair.com also offers more advance tickets to the fair at savings to fairgoers. Advance general admission to the fair is $9… Continue reading

Messiah Community Lecture Saturday July 25th 2009

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Are you interested in illustration or cartoons or just to hear some fascinating stuff?   If so, come to this week’s Messiah Community Lecture Saturday July 25th at 4:00 pm –  Messiah parish hall… Continue reading

Boat rides, lighthouse tours available

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KINGSTON — Boat rides to and from the Rondout Lighthouse, and tours of the structure, will be offered Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by the Hudson River Maritime Museum, the city of… Continue reading

Easement deal aims to protect historic site

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RHINEBECK — Town officials expect to move forward with the transfer of a conservation easement on the historic Quitman House property to the Winnakee Land Trust. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/07/16/news/doc4a5e8e6c995e9733712694.txt

Rhinebeck seeks ideas for walkway flag

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RHINEBECK — The town is seeking submissions for sections of a flag to be displayed on the former Poughkeepsie-Highland railroad bridge this October when the span is formally dedicated as the Walkway Over… Continue reading

Unfinished Rhinebeck housing bugs neighbors

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RHINEBECK — Delays in securing unfinished buildings against vandalism in the stalled 80-unit second phase of the Gardens at Rhinebeck are drawing complaints from other residents of the housing development. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/07/15/news/doc4a5d444c82782354324834.txt

Fraud agency alerts consumers of scam

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The Ulster County Consumer Fraud Bureau is encouraging homeowners to be cautious when dealing with loan modifications. Although loan modification scams are typically initiated via phone or mail, at times the individuals running… Continue reading