Monthly Archive: February, 2011

Book Readings at the Oblong ~ February 2011

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Saturday, February 12, 7:30pm BOOK READING: Ralph Sassone – The Intimates Vassar professor Ralph Sassone reads from his debut novel, The Intimates, at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt. 9), Rhinebeck… Continue reading

Morton’s Acoustic Show~ February 18th 2011

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2011 8:00PM – 10:30PM   BEFORE MICROPHONES, BEFORE AMPLIFIERS, BEFORE ELECTRIC GUITARS, THERE WAS… PURE ACOUSTIC MUSIC    FEATURING:   RUTH & KEVIN   BARBARA DEMPSEY & COMPANY  HARRY BOLICK… Continue reading

FINALLY a group dog walk! 2/13/2011

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Dust off those leashes and join us for what I am sure will be a beautiful adventure. We will meet on Sunday at 1:00 in the parking lot of The Hopeland Trail in Staatsburg.… Continue reading

Bird deaths in Columbia County were no accident, USDA says

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KINDERHOOK — Marcia Fuchs was waiting at her son’s bus stop Wednesday afternoon when a bird fell from the sky. After a few feeble attempts to fly, she said, the bird died. A… Continue reading

Is there hope for small bookstores in a digital age?

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Don’t tell Suzanna Hermans that cozy, well-stocked bookstores such as hers have no future during a digital age in which e-books are just a click away. Read On: http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2011-02-10-1Abookstores10_CV_N.htm

2011-12 Kindergarten Registration

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Plans are already under way for the children who will enter Kindergarten in the Rhinebeck Central School District in the Fall of 2011. Parents who have a child who will be five years… Continue reading

Making the decision to delay

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YNN  ~ The Rhinebeck Central School District has run out of snow days. While digging out from Tuesday’s snowfall threatened to dig into spring break, administrators decided to try something different Video:  http://hudsonvalley.ynn.com/content/all_news/532832/making-the-decision-to-delay/

GRAVE CONCERNS: Vassar College classes research N. Dutchess African-American community

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Two Vassar College professors are listening and have teamed their respective classes, in geography and African-American history, to research the history of African-Americans, some free, most slaves, buried in Section E of Potter’s… Continue reading

Mid-Hudson programs win Quadricentennial grants

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ALBANY — Through Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area programs, officials have announced $50,000 has been awarded to a dozen projects around the region under the Hudson River Valley Quadricentennial Implementation… Continue reading

Celtic Heels ~ March 5th 2011

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Joan McGrenaghan and her performing troupe have delighted audiences for over two decades! Enjoy Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes choreographed to energetic, hand-clapping, toe-tapping instrumentals. Celtic Heels   11 a.m. Saturday, March 5th Tickets: $7… Continue reading

Solas An Lae~”The Celtic Soul of Van Morrison”

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  Van Morrison’s music has been described as Celtic Soul, characterized by yearning and introspection–searching for the means of expressing an inner vision.  In the search for that expression, Morrison has drawn from the… Continue reading

Cats at the Center February 11th-27th 2011

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February 11 8:00pm Tickets: $40 Box Office: 845-876-3080 The CENTER for Performing Arts and the Dutchess County SPCA are proud to announce their partnership in a joint fundraising effort to take place on… Continue reading

Bard SummerScape 2011 announces season lineup

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  ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON – Scandinavia’s cultural heritage, and the question of artistic conservatism in the modernist age, will be explored at the eighth annual Bard SummerScape festival from July 7 to Aug. 21 on… Continue reading

Natalie Merchant in Concert ~ Saturday, March 5 at 8 pm

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Natalie Merchant in Concert with the Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra Saturday, March 5 at 8 pm Sosnoff Theater Tickets: $60, 100, 200*       Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant performs songs from her latest recording… Continue reading

Morton Presents: Talent Show – March 4th 2011

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Welcome to the Second Annual Morton Memorial Library & Community House Talent Show Friday, March 4, 2011 Doors open at 6 p.m.  Show begins at 7 p.m. This is an evening to celebrate… Continue reading

Young Rhinebeck ~ Needs You! “Art for a Cause” workshop for middle and high school students

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Young Rhinebeck, a great local organization led by Dr. Sullivan, the former principal of CLS Young Rhinebeck, a local not-for-profit organization that runs activities to promote the development of cultural competency in youth, seeks… Continue reading

Friend, pilot who witnessed crash remembers dead pilot as caring doctor

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RHINEBECK — In some respects, pilot Michael Faraldi, whose vintage military jet crashed into the ice-filled Hudson River Saturday afternoon, was not alone. Gathered at Kingston/Ulster Airport was a cluster of other pilots… Continue reading

BIG NEWS FROM DOG LAND!

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 Due to popular demand on multiple fronts the ZenDog will be closing for February.  During the month we will be expanding our kitchen so we can offer a broader menu and meet higher… Continue reading

Kimberly Kahan and Students Recital

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Kimberly Kahan and Students Recital Sunday, February 13, 2011 At 2:00 p.m. At Morton Memorial Library and Community House   Performances by Anne Dugan, Julie Heller, Samantha Fusco and Kimberly Kahan   Excerpts… Continue reading

Greenhouse roof collapses under snow weight, no injuries

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RHINEBECK — The Rhinebeck Fire Department responded this morning to a report of a partial building collapse at 42 Pitcher Lane in the Town of Rhinebeck, located off Middle Road and Route 9G.… Continue reading

Rhinebeck man charged with attempted murder

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LAKE KATRINE — A Rhinebeck man was arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a female patient at the Northeast Center for Special Care on Grant Avenue Wednesday http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20110203/NEWS05/110203040/Police–Rhinebeck-man-charged-with-attempted-murder Read More: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2011/02/03/blotter/doc4d4b1f1c9b284974755249.txt

Local blood drives

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The American Red Cross is the primary supplier of blood products to Ulster, Dutchess and Putnam hospitals and is always in need of sponsors. To make a donation appointment, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org or call… Continue reading

Yes, it’s that time of year to think about summer camp!

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BLUE RIBBON FARM & ACADEMY Summer Riding Camp Open House Sun. June 3, 10:30am-2:00pm Meet our happy horses, pets & staff! Regular camp sessions (ages 5-12) begin June 25. New programs this year:… Continue reading

2011 Rhinebeck Little League Registration is Now Open

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Sign up Today! Registration fees are discounted for those who register before March 10, 2011.Registration is fast and easy.  Go to http://www.RhinebeckLL.com and register for the following: ** T-Ball, ages 4 – 7 **… Continue reading

Host a Rotary International Exchange Student – 2011

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Experience another part of the  World in your own Home  The Rhinebeck Rotary Club is looking for a few good families to temporarily “adopt” a student from another country for part of a school… Continue reading

Magus at the Center

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Magus The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck February 4-6, 2011 Friday and Saturday Shows: 8:00pm Sunday Matinees: 3:00pm Box Office: 845-876-3080 http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/

More at the Starr for February 2011

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Starr Lovers’ Book Sale February 4th to 6th Fri. 12 – 5, Sat. 10 – 4, Sun. 1 – 4 Celebrate Library Lovers’ Month with a special sale featuring romance novels, but offering… Continue reading

State Senate passes property tax cap legislation

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ALBANY – The New York State Senate today passed property tax relief legislation (S.2706) that would place a cap on the growth of school property taxes at two percent or the Consumer Price… Continue reading

Starr Library focuses on new readers and ideas

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RHINEBECK — The modern library is no longer a place to just check out books. The morning story hour has been one of Starr Library’s long-term programs since before Steven Cook became director… Continue reading

Natalie Merchant to perform benefit concert at Bard

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Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant will give a benefit concert at Bard College in Annandale March 5. Merchant will perform with The Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra at The Richard B. Fisher Center for… Continue reading