Monthly Archive: April, 2011

Rhinebeck schools seek to avoid drop in proficiency

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RHINEBECK — Noting changes in how proficiency is measured on the basis of state standardized test scores, Rhinebeck school district officials say they need to avoid complacency that could lead to a further… Continue reading

Some Rhinebeck school programs to be restored

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Under the proposal, the district property tax levy is projected to rise by $853,000, or 3.65 percent, to $24.23 million. Overall spending would increase by $724,793, or 2.6 percent. Expenses in the proposed… Continue reading

Science group donates $120K for Rhinebeck tech classes

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RHINEBECK — A $120,170 donation from the Rhinebeck Science Foundation to the Gateway to Technology program will give middle school students in Rhinebeck the opportunity to go far beyond what once was called… Continue reading

The Rhinebeck Choral Club ~ Spring Concert Dates

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The Rhinebeck Choral Club is pleased to announce that their Spring concerts will be for the benefit of the SPCA of both Dutchess and Ulster Counties. They will be held on Saturday, May… Continue reading

Work starts on Bannerman’s Castle island

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Bannerman Castle Trust formed in 1993 to turn the scenic ruin into an attraction complete with island tours in warmer months. Though the island is part of nearby Hudson Highlands State Park, the… Continue reading

Lung association gives Dutchess F for air quality

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ALBANY — Spring may be in the air, but so are hefty doses of pollutants in some New York counties, according to a report released Wednesday from the American Lung Association. According to… Continue reading

Black bear removed from tree in City of Poughkeepsie

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A Black bear that climbed a pine tree in the City of Poughkeepsie on Grand Street near Union Street has been shot with a tranquilizer dart and removed from the tree. Read On:… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

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Employment and Volunteer Opportunities Accepting applications for position with the Highway Department. For more information click here: http://www.rhinebeck-ny.gov/job-notice-meo-2011 Volunteers to help create/prepare the trail system at the Thompson-Mazzarella Park in anticipation of the… Continue reading

Rhinebeck school budget proposal restores programs, hikes levy by 3.65%

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Under the proposal, the district property tax levy is projected to rise by $853,000, or 3.65 percent, to $24.23 million. Overall spending would increase by $724,793, or 2.61 percent. “We restored some money… Continue reading

Tivoli Free Library Plant Swap on Saturday, May 14th, 2011.

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Tivoli Free Library Plant Swap on Saturday, May 14th, 2011. 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583 Registration: 9:30am/Swap: 10:00am. Bring all your extra plants — perennials, annual seedlings, shrubs, vines, houseplants,vegetable/herb seedlings and extra… Continue reading

AWANA affiliated national soccer program hosted by the First Baptist Church of Rhinebeck

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High Power Soccer program is an AWANA affiliated national soccer program hosted by the First Baptist Church of Rhinebeck at the The Baptist Home Soccer fields. The camp is for children ages 5… Continue reading

“Identity Theft” May 2nd at 1:30pm

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 Starr Library Monday, May 2nd at 1:30pm What: “Identity Theft” – talk with Deputy Todd Griev from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. Presented by the Rhinebeck Committee on Aging as part of a… Continue reading

Rick Riordan comes to Rhinebeck!

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New Book: The Kane Chronicles, Book 2: The Throne of Fire   RHINEBECK, NY – On Monday, May 9 at 6:00pm, Oblong Books & Music will host a very special event with Rick Riordan,… Continue reading

Bard Math Circle

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Bard Math Circle Sat, April 30, 2:00 –  4:00 pm Downstairs in the Community Room Free & open to all This is a new monthly children’s program in which volunteer math majors from… Continue reading

ANNOUNCING WILDERSTEIN’S ~ 2011 TOUR SEASON

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OPENING DAY Sunday, May 1   Start the spring off right by visiting Wilderstein. Soaring high above the Hudson River in Rhinebeck, Wilderstein Historic Site is a must see destination for everyone. With its… Continue reading

Heads Up Rhinebeck ~ If you see something say something!

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We’re  not sure if any of you noticed this on the 9G overpass on 308 in April. We did! Is this the man..? WASHINGTON — He peers out from the photo in the… Continue reading

Visiting the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

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 Last week, I told you about my trip to the Culinary Institute of America, where I had been invited to address the 2011 graduates.  After leaving the CIA, I paid a visit to… Continue reading

READING: John Sayles, A Moment in the Sun ~ Saturday, April 30, 7:30pm

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Acclaimed film director John Sayles reads from his new novel, A Moment in the Sun. Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St. (Rt. 9), Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500 Read On: http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/reading-john-sayles-moment-sun

Rhinebeck Summer Programs 2011

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Summer Rec Program Registration Start: 04/30/2011 – 9:00am End: 04/30/2011 – 12:00pm Registration at Town Hall for summer programs, including summer day camp, swim lessons, and swim team. Stay tuned for more information…… Continue reading

Crackdown on dialing while driving paying off

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ALBANY – More than 500 tickets were issued on the New York State Thruway to motorists using a hand held cell phone while driving during the April 11 – April 14 “Operation Hang-Up… Continue reading

Don’t pollute the water: Program to collect old prescription drugs

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This year, there are more than 240 drug collection sites throughout New York, and “the number will increase,” said John Gilbride of the New York Drug Enforcement Administration. Last year, there were 208… Continue reading

Theatre at Morton The Sisters Rosensweig April 22 through May 8, 2011

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The nine Rhinebeck Theatre Society performances of The Sisters Rosensweig start Friday, April 22 and run through Sunday, May 8. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 pm. Sunday matinees are at 3:00… Continue reading

‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign revived for new year

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Candidates file petitions in school board races

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In Rhinebeck, an incumbent trustee will face off against two newcomers for two school board seats. Deidre Burns, of 32 Chestnut St., Rhinebeck will square off against Joe Ely, of 19 Buttonwood Lane,… Continue reading

New Contest – design a 2011 Dutchess County Fair T-shirt.

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New Contest – design a 2011 Dutchess County Fair T-shirt. Winner receives $100 cash; a week long pass to the fair (Aug. 23-28) & design will be used in the DC Fair calendar.… Continue reading

Odiferous insect making a stink upstate

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HIGHLAND – With the warmer weather gradually coming to the Hudson Valley, there’s a new kid in town, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, a rather large bug that is invading the region. It… Continue reading

Blood drive

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You don’t need a special reason to give blood. You just need your own reason. Some of us give blood because we were asked by a friend. Some know that a family member… Continue reading

DAR, SAR & Starr – Lineage Workshop

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DAR, SAR & Starr – Lineage Workshop Sat, April 30, 11am – 2pm Downstairs in the Local History Room Free & open to all The Rhinebeck chapter of the Daughters of the American… Continue reading

ZEN DOG CAFÉ RE-OPENS FRIDAY 4/22 WITH REBECCA COUPE FRANKS QUARTET

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RHINEBECK, NY – Zen Dog Café, the Hudson Valley’s hippest new destination for jazz, fine wine, beer and sake cocktails plus an outrageously popular international menu, re-opens after a makeover of the lounge… Continue reading

The Costs of War ~ FREE Public Talk

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The Costs of War FREE Public Talk Saturday, April 30, 2011 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Omega Institute Main Hall Omega Institute hosts FREE public talk and book signing with Claude AnShin Thomas, veteran and… Continue reading