Monthly Archive: March, 2013

DEC: State Ban on Residential Brush Burning Begins March 16 during High Fire-Risk Season

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All residential brush burning is prohibited in smaller communities during the state’s historically high fire-risk period from March 16 through May 14, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens reminded New… Continue reading

Writing Commercial Fiction with a Literary Voice: Combining the Best Techniques of Genre and Literary Fiction

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Thursday, April 11, 6:30pm Starr Library Community Room Call 876-4030 to reserve a seat What makes a book literary, and what makes it genre, and are the two mutually exclusive? Do labels such… Continue reading

Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday, May 11. 2013

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Volunteer for the river you love! Register to join a shoreline cleanup as part of the 2nd annual Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday, May 11. There are more than 60 cleanups, from NYC to… Continue reading

Intro to Organic Vegetable Gardening

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Intro to Organic Vegetable Gardening Tuesday, April 9 @ 6:30pm Starr Library Community Room   Are you a lifelong gardener? Have you just dreamed of growing veggies? Either way, this talk will give… Continue reading

Kayaking: Getting Started

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Kayaking: Getting Started Tues. April 2 @ 6:30pm Starr Library Community Room  Always wanted to try kayaking but don’t know where to begin? Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) trip leader Don Urmston will tell… Continue reading

DAFFODIL TEA AT WILDERSTEIN

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DAFFODIL TEA  AT WILDERSTEIN     Spot of Tea?   Put some SPRING in your step by joining us for our annual Daffodil Tea on Saturday, April 20 beginning at 1pm and experience a glimpse of… Continue reading

Troopers to increase “Move Over Law” and speed enforcement patrols.

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New York State Police Troopers to increase “Move Over Law” and speed enforcement patrols. The New York State Police are reminding motorists to slow down when they see emergency or hazard vehicles on… Continue reading

Exhibition by Jill Meyers
at the Morton Memorial Library

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Photo Exhibition by Jill Meyers
 “Catskill Animal Sanctuary” 
Opening: Friday, April 5; 6:00 – 8:00 
Exhibition:  April 5 – 30 Free to the public. Exhibition on display during library open hours. Refreshments and… Continue reading

Update on Durham/Tea​msters Negotiatio​ns: Teamsters – Rhinebeck Central Schools

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Most recently, on March 18, 2013, Durham management and the Teamsters met with a Federal mediator in an unsuccessful attempt to resolve their differences at the bargaining table.  Later last week, on Friday,… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Blogger David J. Albahary’s The Green: Acceptance Letters

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The Green –  Re: Acceptance Letters Well, it is that time of the year again when families anxiously await college acceptance letters.  And, so often, assuming your child gets good news from a… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Blogger Lesa Cline-Ransome’s Writerhood : The Loneliest Woman in the World

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The Loneliest Woman in the World “The loneliest woman in the world is the woman without a close woman friend”  my favorite author Toni Morrison once wrote.   I only discovered this quote in recent years, but… Continue reading

Kaatsbaan Academy of Dance – Children’s Classes

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Kaatsbaan Academy of Dance – Children’s Classes Spring  2013 SPRING SESSION – APRIL 1 – JUNE 14, 2013 (11 weeks) (week of JUNE 17, 2013 is for make-up classes) Children’s Classes Age Day… Continue reading

2nd Annual World Record Attempt on the Walkway! 2013

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On Saturday, May 4th we need you—your friends, families, colleagues and communities AND your FM Radio—to join us at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park for a truly memorable fundraising event—the World’s Longest Line… Continue reading

Why Africa Matters: Globally and Locally-Church of the Messiah – April 14th, 2013

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Why Africa Matters: Globally and Locally-Church of the Messiah Parish Hall, 6436 Montgomery [Route 9], Rhinebeck, 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14. A free public forum with presentations from award-winning journalist Chi Yvonne Leina… Continue reading

At The Center : Caesar & Cleopatra

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Caesar & Cleopatra Information April 5 – 14 8pm Fri & Sat 3pm Sun Tickets: $20/$18 Box Office (845) 876-3080 With sharp wit and incisive observation, George Bernard Shaw centers his classic play… Continue reading

Easter Egg Hunt at Brookmeade – March 28th

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The Joys of Spring Hiking Saturday, March 30th,2013

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The Joys of Spring Hiking Saturday, March 30, 11am Starr Library Community Room Spring is springing and it’s a great time to get outdoors to hike!  Not sure where to begin or what… Continue reading

Senior Citizen Prom – April 27th, 2013

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On April 27, 2013 The Rhinebeck Teachers Association will sponsor the Senior Citizen Prom from 12:00 pm to 4 pm at the Rhinebeck High School. The theme this year is “A Night on… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports:Rhinebeck school board aims to cut 2013-14 budget by about $40K

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RHINEBECK, N.Y. — The Board of Education needs to remove just $39,790 from the district’s draft budget for 2013-14 to arrive at a spending plan that does not exceed the state limit on… Continue reading

2013 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS & ELECTRONIC WASTE DISPOSAL DAYS

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  2013 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS   & ELECTRONIC WASTE   DISPOSAL DAYS   YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER AND PRE-PAY   Call 463-6020 or visit http://www.DCRRA.org  to register and schedule an appointment, then send a check… Continue reading

Public workshop regarding Village of Rhinebeck-re-zoning of the Dutchess County Fairgrounds

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March 20, 2013 The Village of Rhinebeck will be holding a public workshop on Wednesday April 24th at 7:00 pm to begin the public information process regarding the re-zoning of the Dutchess County… Continue reading

Sepascot Home Farm Summer Camps 2013

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  We will be offering Kids Summer Camps this July and August. We have 4 different themed weeks available. They will all be held Monday thru Friday from 9am to Noon rain or… Continue reading

Barn Dancin’ on the Hudson

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Clearwater and the Hudson River Maritime Museum celebrate the return of spring on the Hudson with a celebratory Barn Dance at the new Kingston Home Port and Education Center on Sunday, April 14th… Continue reading

Arrg…. WINTER STORM WARNING 3/18 -3/19/ 2013

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…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY… * LOCATIONS…EASTERN CATSKILLS…MID HUDSON VALLEY…CENTRAL   AND SOUTHERN TACONICS…BERKSHIRES…AND LITCHFIELD HILLS. * HAZARD TYPES…SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING RAIN. *… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Blogger Ginger Long’s Woman in Control:The Luck (curse) of The Irish

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The Luck (curse) of The Irish This is my weekend. MY weekend.  The glorified weekend of flag waving, chest pounding, proud standing celebrations of my people.  Irish.  All of us.  All of you,… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Historical Society Programs

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Hi Everyone, Rhinebeck Historical Society wants to invite you to our next program this Friday,March 22, 7:30pm at the Starr Library Local History Room. John Lobotsky, who has been a farmer all of his… Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Billions Speak It – Free Chinese language classes at Red Hook Public Library

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(RED HOOK, NY) – Learn the language that has more native speakers than any other – Mandarin Chinese – from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Friday, from March 22 through April 26, at… Continue reading

Daily Freeman Reports: Rhinebeck school board trims another $69,660 from budget

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RHINEBECK, N.Y.  — School district trustees have clipped another $69,660 from the proposed 2013-14 budget, but are still $139,075 from bringing the spending plan to a level that will be under the property… Continue reading

Rhinebeck Blogger David J. Albahary’s The Green – Good News for 529’s in 2013

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 Tax-advantaged college investment accounts, or more commonly known as 529 plans, will reap some more benefits in 2013 as there are three significant changes parents should be aware of in the new year. … Continue reading