Monthly Archive: July, 2010

School leaders: Test goals good; timing is bad

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Local school officials say they welcome Albany’s raising the bar on measuring proficiency in state test scores for grades three to eight, but several wish the state education hierarchy had announced its initiative… Continue reading

They’re Here… Photos

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Former President Clinton ~ July 30th 2010.  On his way to Gigi’s ~  Photo by M. Salamone Wow! Thanks to our friend Maureen Gates of  Sharp Images Photographic. You can find her at… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school code of conduct may be updated

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“With the phenomena of ‘sexting,’ as it’s become known in the media, we felt we should beef up our code of conduct in terms of making a specific reference to that,” he said.… Continue reading

The Distant Sound (Der ferne Klang)

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July 30 and August 6 at 7 pm  August 1 and 4 at 3 pm  Sosnoff Theater  ~ Tickets: $25, 55, 75 The first staged production in North America of Franz Schreker’s glorious… Continue reading

FRIDAY AUGUST 6TH ~ Special Summer Sales!

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It takes a village like Rhinebeck to show hospitality and neighborly cooperation! FRIDAY AUGUST 6TH       OPEN TILL 8:00 pm  these stores will be having Special Summer Sales, Tastings, Samplings and other Surprises!! Come… Continue reading

Food Pantry Needs – Church of the Messiah ~The need is greater when school is out!

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The Church of the Messiah 6436 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 (845) 876-3533 http://www.rhinebeck-episcopal.org/ A FOOD PANTRIE IN RHINEBECK…?  WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT…  Please call for drop off times.  Thank You! Hudson Valley… Continue reading

Rhinebeck photo of the month~ July 2010

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Photo taken by RBK Community Forum ~ M. Salamone~ July 2010

Booksigning: Terry Walters~Clean Food

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    RHINEBECK, NY – On Sunday, August 1st from 11am-1pm, Oblong Books & Music will host a book signing at the Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market with Terry Walters, author of the cookbook Clean… Continue reading

School districts drop immigration questions

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SCHOOL district officials in Kingston and Rhinebeck are changing student registration forms in response to a New York Civil Liberties Union investigation that found 139 districts have used discriminatory practices when asking about… Continue reading

You can post too!

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What do you think…? Any great Rhinebeck photos or stories….?   Let us know!

Noise at The Rhinecliff gets Town Board attention

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RHINEBECK — The Town Board has agreed hold off further discussion of a noise ordinance until determining if The Rhinecliff is able to modify activity to avoid disturbing neighbors. Concern about noise was… Continue reading

The Laramie Project

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Act 2 Act, a student-run non-profit activist theatre company, presents The Laramie Project on Friday, July 30th and Saturday, July 31st at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, August 2nd at 3 p.m., at… Continue reading

More area events ~ Hudson Valley

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Know what’s going on ~ One of the better lists in the valley Read On:http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20107250327

RHINEBECK INTERACT CLUB COMPLETES BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT AT ASTOR HOME FOR CHILDREN

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In mid-June between raindrops, the Rhinebeck Interact Club dedicated several hours to beautifying the gardens at the Astor Home for Children. As part of its mission to provide support to a number of… Continue reading

Advance sales to the Dutchess County Fair!

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Dutchess County Fair – Daily Admission Handicapped Accessible Seating Call 888-695-0888 for Handicapped Accessible Seating for Grandstand Shows At the Gate Adult Ticket $12 Senior age 65+, and Military w/proper ID $8 Children… Continue reading

Rhinebeck’s town hall. ~ Meeting night

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Based upon my conversations with state police Capt. Scott Brown and the (Dutchess County) Sheriff’s Office, it would be helpful to provide extra service,” town Supervisor Thomas Traudt said. Councilwoman Gina Fox drew… Continue reading

Up- Date On Rhinebeck Senior Transportation

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The Town of Rhinebeck Senior transportation van is now available for trips into the village on Tuesdays and Fridays.  One day will be for grocery shopping; the other will be to go into… Continue reading

Natural Baby Care Fair – 4th Annual Event

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Saturday, August 7th 11am – 2pm Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY Free Admission – Donations to La Leche League suggested Sponsored by Northern Dutchess La Leche League and the Neugarten Family Birth Center… Continue reading

Road closures set for Clinton wedding

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Chelsea Clinton’s wedding on July 31 at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck will close River Road, from Astor Drive to Rhinecliff Road; and Ryan Road, from River Road to Rhinecliff Road, according to Rhinebeck… Continue reading

Biking in and around Rhinebeck. Do you know the rules?

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Obey all Traffic Laws and Signals for your safety & the safety of others on the road. • When riding your bicycle on roadways, you must obey the same traffic laws, signs and… Continue reading

Dutchess County Fair ~ Pig Race!

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The Fairgrounds found this great video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XZzoqAmmbM&feature=youtu.be

Looking for a little Rhinebeck history ?

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The Museum of Rhinebeck History is housed in the historic building known as the Quitman House, located 3.5 miles north of the Village of Rhinebeck  at 7015 Rte 9, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. The… Continue reading

In a Crumbling Estate, Creativity and History Meet

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IS the past a burden and a trap? Or an anchor and a springboard? This opposition is being worked out daily at Rokeby, a 195-year-old, 43-room stucco house on 420 rolling acres, one… Continue reading

More in July 2010

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 Book Reading: Robert Kelly The Logic of the World and Other Fictions Friday, July 23th at 7:30pm, Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt.9), Rhinebeck, will host a reading and signing with… Continue reading

Chelsea’s wedding news~

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Wedding Is Talk of the Town, but Nobody’s Talking http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/nyregion/26rhinebeck.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=rhinebeck&st=cse Clinton Wedding Is Leaving Some Feeling Left Out http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/24/us/24chelsea.html?scp=8&sq=rhinebeck&st=cse Astor ~ Rhinebeck estate Astor, a founder of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan whose… Continue reading

Vern, you make the Nightly News!

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 The Clintons have yet to tell their guests where to show up for next weekend’s wedding between former first daughter Chelsea and her fiancé Marc Mezvinsky. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports. Vern,  you make… Continue reading

Zen Dog Cafe

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The ZenDog officially raises its colors. We’re working on the final touches inside and out. It’s been a long journey but the dog always finds his way home and the ZenDog has finally… Continue reading

Astor Courts has some history.

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RHINEBECK — Astor Courts, the luxurious River Road estate reportedly the setting for Chelsea Clinton’s July 31 wedding, no longer is up for sale. Rhinebeck real estate agent Ralph Cautela said Wednesday that… Continue reading

Steinhaus says Clinton wedding must be cost-free for Dutchess

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Steinhaus says Clinton wedding must be cost-free for Dutchess Read On: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2010/07/25/news/doc4c4bc82b6e249586051981.txt Point counter point! Dutchess lawmaker rips Steinhaus RHINEBECK —  Dutchess County Legislator Alison MacAvery has criticized County Executive William Steinhaus for telling… Continue reading

Chelsea’s big day is here

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RHINEBECK – The Village of Rhinebeck lit up Friday afternoon as Bill Clinton walked into Gigi’s Restaurant, had lunch, then mingled and shook hands with well-wishers and took a stroll down the business… Continue reading