Monthly Archive: July, 2009

Rhinebeck benefited from Astor opulence

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A Rhinebeck estate, once the site of lavish parties nearly a century ago, today is the home of a nursing home and a forest preserve. In 1853, William Backhouse Astor Jr. purchased several… Continue reading

Hudson Valley Balloon Festival 2009

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Mass of hot air balloons launch on festival’s final morning http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20090719/NEWS01/90719003/Mass-of-hot-air-balloons-launch-on-festival-s-final-morning&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL

Lawmakers approve DCC tuition hike

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“A $25 tuition increase may not seem like much, but I’m looking at the big picture and the fact that we have a tuition increase every year is what concerns me,” said Nash.… Continue reading

Rhinebeck in July – 2009

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Tommy Friday, July 3rd — Sunday, July 4th Classic 1960s rock opera. Dir. by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 3pm; $22/$20. Ctr. for Perf. Arts, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080   Aston Magna at… Continue reading

Burger Hill Park & Poet’s Walk Park

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Summer Walks in Rhinebeck Burger Hill Park Families from all over northern Dutchess County enjoy this lovely hilltop park in Rhinebeck. This popular picnicking, hiking and sledding spot rises to a 550-foot hilltop… Continue reading

Rhinecliff Hamlet Advisory Council July 16

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Jul 16th 2009 – 7:00pm Note: This month’s meeting of the Rhinecliff Hamlet Advisory Council, which usually meets on the second Thursday of the month, will take place on Thursday, July 16,at 7… Continue reading

Stream Exploration and Scavenger Hunt at Thompson–Mazzarella Park

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Jul 19th  2009 – 9:30am –  2:00pm Join the Winnakee Land Trust, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, the Rhinebeck CAC, the Red Hook CAC, and the Stream Alliance of Northern Dutchess to learn… Continue reading

Aerodrome plans sunset flight show – July 12th 2009

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RHINEBECK — A series of sunset flights featuring the oldest planes in the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s “Pioneer Collection” will be performed beginning at 6 this evening at the aerodrome on Norton Road. The… Continue reading

Rolling Stone publisher’s helipad plan unpopular in Red Hook

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RED HOOK — The town’s Conservation Advisory Council has asked the Town Board to deny a request by Jann Wenner, the publisher of Rolling Stone magazine, to build a helipad at his riverfront… Continue reading

Long-term care insurance is topic of talk

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RHINEBECK — The Dutchess County Office for the Aging will offer a long-term care insurance seminar to help people better understand the product and decide whether it is appropriate for them without sales… Continue reading

“Music in the Parks” Free Lawn Concerts 2009

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These concerts are held outdoors at The Vanderbilt National Historic Site and Staatsburgh (formerly known as Mills State Park). In case of rain call 229-8086 after 4:00 p.m. to check rain location. Read… Continue reading

Four Guys plays Mills Wednesday July 15th 2009

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STAATSBURG – The band, Four Guys in Disguise, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn of Staatsburgh mansion in Mills State Park. The Music in the Parks concert is free and… Continue reading

Aerodrome celebrates 50 years

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Fifty years have passed since the late Cole Palen and a small group of followers held the first air show at The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. To recognize more than half a century of… Continue reading

Woman recognized for ‘service above self’

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RHINEBECK – She has spent the better part of her 88 years living to help other people, and Marjorie Wheeler’s only remaining goal is to continue to help as much as she can… Continue reading

Rt. 9 getting that vacant look; check interactive map

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There are more than 40 empty storefronts along Route 9 between Hyde Park and Fishkill, according to Journal research. Some of them might be familiar, because not all are recession evidence, such as… Continue reading

Bank pledges to secure unfinished housing project, town officials say

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RHINEBECK — Unfinished buildings in the Gardens at Rhinebeck housing project will be secured against vandalism while a bank holding ownership of the property looks for ways to resume work on the stalled… Continue reading

Rhinebeck girls’ program named to All-Sport Championship team

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The association awarded Rhinebeck with the Class C designation for the All-Sport Championship team. This is the first time such an award has been given out. Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009907020340

Grasmere Estate Sale ~ 2009

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Huge Estate Sale! Rain or Shine! Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Housewares, Rugs, Books, Vintage and New Clothing, Lawn and Garden Furniture, Jewelry, Art Supplies and tons of Cool Stuff! Friday July 10th – Sunday… Continue reading

Rhinebeck to seek bids for sewer job

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board has asked that bid specifications be drawn up for an estimated $815,000 in upgrades for the Vanderburgh Cove Sewer District. Read On:  http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/07/01/news/doc4a4ad7c3c3b4e793589635.txt

Two-alarm fire badly damages house in Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK — Fire investigators on Tuesday were trying to determine what caused a blaze that badly damaged a home on state Route 308 in Rhinebeck. Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/07/01/news/doc4a4adf2377957171280690.txt