Monthly Archive: December, 2009

“Pretty Much the Same”: The Survival of Stickles Variety Store

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In 1946 Alfred Lee Stickle bought a Ben Franklin variety store business located in what is now the entrance to the Rhinebeck Savings Bank parking lot. When a nearby grocery store was destroyed… Continue reading

January 4th-8th The RHS Sophomore Class will hold a used clothing collection

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Date: Collecting January 4th-8th Collection Time: Anytime between   7:30 AM- 4 PM The RHS Sophomore Class will hold a used clothing collection We are collecting:  — WEARABLE & USABLE CLOTHING      (Men’s, women’s,… Continue reading

Michelle Dewkett speaks out – Fox interview 2009

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She just wants an unbiased education. Rhinebeck student Michelle Dewkett explains on Fox & Friends that there is way too much bias in the curriculum, and she wants it balanced. Is that fair?… Continue reading

Part of historic castle collapses

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The damage to Bannerman’s Castle, which is on an island in the Hudson River, near Fishkill, is visible at the center of this photo. FISHKILL — The southeast corner of Bannerman’s Castle, a… Continue reading

Rhinebeck master plan, zoning changes OK’d

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board on Tuesday adopted changes in the town zoning law, comprehensive plan, and subdivision regulations intended to serve as model for preserving rural community character. The action ending an… Continue reading

News.Dutchess 6.52% tax levy hike OK’d

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POUGHKEEPSIE — Dutchess County lawmakers on Monday adopted a $100.78 million property tax levy with a 6.52 percent increase of $6.17 million. The levy and accompanying tax rates were approved during a county… Continue reading

Film commission seeks movie location

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WOODSTOCK — The Hudson Valley Film Commission is seeking a location for a movie shoot in the region. Sought is a secluded cabin near Kingston that would film as isolated in a vast,… Continue reading

Korean War vet works for peace in Dutchess

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RHINEBECK — A strong activist for peace and a Korean War veteran, Fred Nagel has joined and helped to create multiple peace organizations throughout Dutchess County. Nagel, with longtime friend Linda Curtis and… Continue reading

Blood drive – December 28th 2009

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Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Blood can be given every 56 days. Sixteen-year-olds may donate with a signed parental consent… Continue reading

THE YEAR IN REVIEW: Local news highlights from 2009

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A look back at the people and events that made news during the past 12 months in the Mid-Hudson Valley READ ON: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/12/27/news/doc4b36f07d8bc71462277241.txt

DEALING WITH DRUG USE

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RED HOOK — When a local 18-year-old died this past summer of a heroin overdose while at a party, residents were awakened — or perhaps reawakened — to the fact that teenagers in… Continue reading

Hospital offers yoga sessions

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RHINEBECK: Northern Dutchess Hospital is offering an eight-week “Yoga: Mind and Body” class on Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. Taught by Karen Signor, the class starts on Jan. 14 and runs… Continue reading

Hospital’s imaging center is accredited

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RHINEBECK — The Department of Medical Imaging at Northern Dutchess Hospital has received a three-year accreditation for nuclear medicine services from the American College of Radiology. The American College of Radiology accredits facilities… Continue reading

Warm up at cozy Terrapin in Rhinebeck

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Terrapin is split into two parts — the dining room and the Red Bistro/bar. While I’ve had delightful meals in both rooms, and thrown a surprise party in the dining room, I prefer… Continue reading

January in Rhinebeck~Happy 2010!

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December 23rd – January 3rd  Holiday Lunch Special Starr Place OPEN FOR HOLIDAY LUNCH Soup, salad, choice of sandwich $ 9.95 CLOSED 12/25 & 12/30 For more information: (845) 876-2926  www.starrplace.com   December… Continue reading

Tessera Quartet to perform in Rhinebeck

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RHINEBECK — The Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society presents The Tessera Quartet at 4 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Church of the Messiah, Route 9, Rhinebeck. The quartet will play music of Mendelsohn, Liebermann… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school trustees

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RHINEBECK — School trustees on Tuesday began reviewing steps to prioritize spending cuts likely to be made for the 2010-11 school year as state aid reductions are announced. District Superintendent Joseph Phelan told… Continue reading

Rain, snow, sleet on Christmas weekend

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Christmas Day: A slight chance of rain after 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Friday Night: A chance of rain, snow, and sleet before… Continue reading

Local Christmas services

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Church of the Messiah – Rhinebeck Christmas Eve Holy Communion Service 5:00pm Christmas Eve Holy Communion Service Preceded by Carol Sing 10:00pm Christmas Day 10:00am AREA HOLIDAY SERVICES: Read On: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20091222/NEWS01/912220311/1006/RSS01?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Believing in Santa Claus

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“Rudolph’s not coming! He’s not coming!” The girl was absolutely convinced and deeply disconsolate.  “Ru-off not coming,” moaned the boy, trying to match his sister’s despondency. At first, Neanderdad simply assured her that… Continue reading

Rhinebeck master plan vote delayed

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board on Monday found one special meeting would not be enough to adopt an updated comprehensive plan, zoning law revisions, and a Fresh Water Wetlands ordinance that have been… Continue reading

Back on top

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RHINEBECK — Entering this quaint Northern Dutchess village from the south, one can’t help but notice the steeple that stretches heavenward from atop the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, and anyone in the village at… Continue reading

Alcohol sting nets one arrest

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New York State Police at Rhinebeck conducted an undercover alcohol sales sting Friday, leading to one arrest. Read On:www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200991219020

Healthy Holidays #2

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Strength fitness class – Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 11-11:30 a.m. Dec. 20. “Strength” fitness class held at 11 a.m. on Sundays is free for wellness center members and $10 per class for nonmembers.… Continue reading

More in December 2009

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Holiday Bake Sale Wednesday, December 23 9am–1pm. Organized by NDH Auxiliary. Main Lobby, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck. 845-876-4997 Sounds Of Bells December 26th -December 27th The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck David… Continue reading

Rhinebeck estate lives on as equestrian foundation

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Located on Route 9 just south of the Village of Rhinebeck, The Southlands Foundation is part of the former Fox Hollow Farm estate. The brainchild of Deborah Dows, whose father Tracy owned the… Continue reading

Propane leak sparks fire outside Rhinebeck Stop & Shop

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RHINEBECK — The Rhinebeck Fire Department managed to avert what public information officer Henry Campbell described as a potential disaster after a propane vaporizing unit caught fire at the Stop & Shop on… Continue reading

The New Leaf Program, which runs for six weeks, will begin Jan. 11.

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RHINEBECK — Northern Dutchess Hospital has a new schedule for nutrition and exercise programs starting in January The New Leaf Program, which runs for six weeks, will begin Jan. 11. This highly personalized… Continue reading

Join the Laughter Club!

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Wednesday December 16 January 6, 13, 20, 27 10:30am – 11:15am Community Room at the Starr LibraryCombines laughter exercises with deep yoga breathing & gentle stretches to enhance well-being. No jokes, comedy or… Continue reading

Kids’ swine flu vaccine recalled over potency

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ATLANTA — Hundreds of thousands of swine flu shots for children manufactured by French drug company Sanofi Pasteur have been recalled because tests indicate the vaccine doses lost some strength, government health officials… Continue reading