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Rhinebeck is one of America’s most beautiful towns.

The earliest settlers were the Sepasco Indians. The vitality of the Hudson River sustained many tribes here and along the Rondout. The Dutch came next and some Palatine Germans were settled through the benevolence of Queen Anne. This was at Kipsbergen and Germantown.

Founded in 1688, the bucolic, Historic Rhinebeck has evolved with the times, yet remains a beloved hometown for residents and a beautiful and interesting meeting place for visitors.

Whether the arts, music, dance, film, or simply gazing at the sunset along the Hudson, this American jewel has something for everyone. Over the last three hundred years the Hudson Valley has been husbanded and loved by generations of diverse people.

Home to the country’s oldest Inn, Rhinebeck offered then–and continues to nourish today– a rich and diverse fare for every taste, in an environment that has drawn some of the country’s most notable figures, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and others.

We, the residents, are the current stewards of the natural beauty that surrounds us.   We maintain a rich community life and offer a multitude of services, events, and gatherings of every kind.  Our attractions draw a substantial number of tourists and visitors year after year.

The Rhinebeck Community Forum is an on-line bulletin board designed to bridge all members of our community, including our guests. We are an entirely volunteer, devoted to offering the latest communications regarding our town and village, and its environs both great and small.  Here you’ll find calendars and lists that include regional events, fairs, festivals, and other opportunities that make our town such an attractive venue for so many affairs.

The Rhinebeck Community Forum is a non-denominational, non-partisan platform offering helpful links, advisories, and other essential services.   Thousands log onto our site every month.  And more are coming!

We invite all comments and contributions from readers.  After all, we are a community, and each one of us has a part to play in the greater scheme.  Besides, Rhinebeck kicks ass.

54 Comments

  1. Hi I would like the people who run this site to please contact me.
    I am hoping you will post information about the Rhinbeck summer Swim Team. It is a great program and not publicized enough by the town.

  2. Join the Laughter Club!
    With Jollyologist, Liz Walkden Morfea, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher

    Wednesday May 13, 20, 27
    June 3, 10, 17, 24
    10:30am – 11:15am
    Community Room at the Starr Library
    68 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck

    For all ages and abilities
    Everyone welcome!

    The Laughter Club is a program that combines laughter exercises with deep yoga breathing to enhance your well being.
    It does not use jokes or comedy or yoga poses.
    It will teach you how to laugh even when you don’t feel like laughing.
    Come and experience why laughter is the best medicine.

    Laughter is nature’s stress buster.
    Laughter strengthens our immune system.
    Laughter makes us more creative and imaginative.
    Laughter is an aerobic exercise.
    Laughter releases endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killers.
    Laughter releases serotonin, the body’s natural ‘feel-good’ hormone.
    Laughter is anti-aging.
    Be a smile millionaire!!

    Other Information: Drop-in, no registration needed. Suggested donation of $5/person per class/ pay what you can (pay in class). Under 18s free.
    More info: Liz 845-516-4330

    1. Trying to get a post on here for an upcoming event in Rhinebeck. How do I get the information submitted to get it posted? The information is:

      Win an Apple iPad Pro at the Apple Festival this Saturday, October 1st at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church. The festival runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with lunch served 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Selling fresh apple pies with apples just picked from Rose Hill Farm in Red Hook (thanks Bruce),,other baked goods, crafts, and lunch which includes hot soups, hot dogs, and slow-cooked pulled pork sandwiches with Balsamic-Brown Sugar BBQ sauce. Kids activities, a second-time-around sale table and other raffle items. The iPad raffle tickets are $10 and pies are $15 each. Fun for all.

      I also have a jpeg of the flyer that I would like to have listed with it. Thanks.

      Tom Palastra

  3. Hi!
    Just discovered your blog. Do you know who to contact directly about the Turkey Trot race? I’d like to include the information on my HudsonValleyGoodStuff blog. I will add you to my blogroll too.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!
    Vanessa

  4. FROST MEMORIAL FUND, INC.

    We are pleased to announce the creation of Frost Memorial Fund, Inc., by the late Barbara V. Frost and Benson R. Frost, Jr. The Directors are now organizing the Fund so that it may make grants in the near future. In early 2010, we will post guidelines for program grant proposals on our website (www.FrostMemorialFund.org).

    The founders intended that the Fund support civic and charitable endeavors, primarily in the Village and Town of Rhinebeck, through grants to eligible public charities organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes. They spent a great deal of their lives saving and preparing to leave their estates for the benefit of the community they loved. We will carry out their intentions.

    The Board of Directors
    November 27, 2009

    Please direct all inquiries to:

    info@FrostMemorialFund.org

    Frost Memorial Fund, Inc.
    P.O. Box 241
    Salt Point, New York 12578

    http://www.FrostMemorialFund.org

  5. Dear Forum,

    Walking is healthy, ecologically friendly, and vital to a small town’s
    economic viability and community spirit. One year ago I began leading an
    effort to aggressively study the condition of Rhinebeck’s pedestrian
    system and how we might improve this aging portion of our infrastructure.
    Many said that it could not be done.

    Please join us on February 24 at 7:00 pm in Rhinebeck’s Village Hall to
    witness an important milestone in Rhinebeck’s community development. Our
    Pedestrian Task Force has completed their study and their report will show
    that it can, in fact, be done.

    This task force has raised the bar of expectation on many levels. Never
    again will we be able to let important issues fester for lack of
    solutions. This diverse group of volunteers has proven that the answers
    to our problems lie within us, our neighbors, our Village. If we are to
    achieve great things, we must all get involved in our communities and do
    the hard work that is necessary to find those solutions. With your help,
    it can be done.

    A special Thanks to Dutchess County Department of Planning and Rhinebeck Task Force volunteers: Klara Sauer, Robert Babirad, Michael L. Bird,
    Charles Derbyshire, Ted Fink, John Halpern, Laura R.Linder and John C. Wirth, Jr. Your
    time commitment and devotion to improving your Village will not be
    forgotten. I sincerely hope that it will inspire others to follow in your
    footsteps and help the Village Board find solutions to all the other
    critical issues that we face today, and will face tomorrow.

    I encourage all of your readers to attend their local Town and Village
    Board meetings. To find out what is happening and to get involved. You
    CAN make a difference and your help will be greatly appreciated.

    Terry Gipson
    Rhinebeck Village Trustee
    http://www.rhinebeckvillage.org

  6. Denny Dillon and IMPROV NATION at the Rhinebeck Auditorium

    SNL Alumna and Tony-Award Nominated Stage, Film and TV Actress Brings Her Passion for Improvisation to Rhinebeck on June 10 at 7:30pm.

    Rhinebeck, NY – Led by Saturday Night Live alumna Denny Dillon, IMPROV NATION, the Hudson Valley-based company of gibberish talkers, conceptual tightrope walkers, off-the-cuff scene-makers and ridiculous risk takers, will take over the Rhinebeck Auditorium on June 10 at 7:30pm.

    Dillon and her self-proclaimed “daredevil” ensemble of actors who improvise comedy and drama “right before your (and their) very eyes,” have presented their unscripted evenings to audiences throughout the Hudson Valley since 2006.

    Dillon brings a wealth of improv experience to the stage. While a cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL) during its 1980-1981 season, playing alongside Chevy Chase, Kevin Nealon and Randy Quaid, she also worked with Del Close, co-founder of Second City Improv. She first studied improvisation with Viola Spolin, a pioneer in the field and author of Improvisation for the Theatre.

    The Rhinebeck Auditorium, located on the Rhinebeck High School campus, is the area’s newest venue for music, comedy and other live performances. The hall seats 500 and has hosted a variety of performers, including musicians Jay Unger & Molly Mason, Solas An Lae Irish dance, the Storycrafters and many others.

    IMPROV NATION
    Rhinebeck Auditorium
    45 North Park Road, Rhinebeck, NY (on the Rhinebeck High School Campus).
    Friday, June 10th at 7:30pm.
    General Admission $8; Students $5
    Tickets at the door ONLY. For more information call 845- 876-6880.

  7. A special Thanks to Dutchess County Department of Planning and Rhinebeck Task Force volunteers: Klara Sauer, Robert Babirad, Michael L. Bird,Charles Derbyshire, Ted Fink, John Halpern, Laura R.Linder and John C. Wirth, Jr. Yourtime commitment and devotion to improving your Village will not beforgotten. I sincerely hope that it will inspire others to follow in yourfootsteps and help the Village Board find solutions to all the othercritical issues that we face today, and will face tomorrow.
    +1

  8. Please re-post this.

    The ARTISAN FAIRE on Sunday, November 20th helps make the Annual Sinterklaas festival in Rhinebeck possible. Come to Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market Street between 10 and 4 to enjoy a combination art exhibit and craft fair with live music, tasty treats, door prizes, raffles… and all your holiday shopping done locally and BEFORE Thanksgiving. FREE Admission. Contact sinterjoanne@gmail.com

  9. Please post the following event on your community forum. You may use my name and email address for contact info. Thank you, Jill Lundquist Lundquistjill@gmail.com

    On Wednesday, December 7th, at 8:00 pm, the Bard Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers will perform at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. The performance will include Joseph Hayden’s “Harmoniemesse” and Amadeus Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,” conducted by James Bagwell.

    Tickets are $5 for open seating and can be purchased at the box office on the night of the performance, or in advance. The entire concert will run just over an hour, without an intermission. Quite a few residents from the Rhinebeck/Red Hook community sing in the chorus.

  10. I have read over this but still do not see how to submit information about a community event to you. Will you please let me know?

    Thanks, Jill Lundquist

  11. PLEASE….I hope this doesn’t go out to everyone but I cannot find a way to contact you.

    I get the posts emailed to me and every time I get an email, there is an enormous amount of old posts as well as lots of ….’how to get your posts on’. I just received an email that had perhaps a dozen or more posts. Some even appeared to be private messages to you folks. While trying to go through each and every post in the email, I accidentely deleted the whole thing.

    The Rhinebeck Community Forum is a wonderful resource . Am I doing something wrong or can you possibly fix this email concern?

    Thanks

    ps – I just tried to post this from the main ‘how to get a post on’ and it appeared to fail so now I am writing to letters to the editor. PLEASE…. can you make this a little easier? I hope this post goes to your form here. Here goes… I will now hit ‘post comment’

    A second message after trying to post AGAIN:

    That email address is associated with an existing WordPress.com (or Gravatar.com) account. Please click the back button in your browser and then log in to use it.

  12. The Baptist Home in Rhinebeck is having their Annual Tag Sale. It’s historically held on the Saturday before Father’s Day and this year the date will be June 16 starting at 9AM. Items will include most anything for the home from dishes to furniture to clothes to surprises. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Mason-MacDonald Courtyard. The development of the Mason-MacDonald Courtyard at the Baptist Home will provide an interactive outdoor environment for our residents, their family members and our staff. We welcome our community support of this special event.
    Our present 120 bed facility is located on the edge of the historic and beautiful village of Rhinebeck, NY and opened in 1977. The founding ideals of caring for our Residents, providing quality services and connecting with the community remain strong with The Baptist Home today. Although our heritage has a Baptist affiliated background, our residents come from a wide variety of different faiths as well as non-faith backgrounds.
    The Baptist Home is the proud sponsor of the development of our sister communities, Arbor Ridge and The Terraces. Both communities share our campus and offer independent retirement living and assisted living for people aged 62 or above. Come visit us and see the best in senior lifestyle and health care.

  13. I am thrilled to know about this Blog and learning more about my neighbors and community. I would like to post the upcoming Art Studio Views tour over Labor Day weekend, but do not see the link for that.

    Also, Gazen Gallery has not been in business for over one year, however our gallery Albert Shahinian Fine Art at 22 E Market St has been here for two. We would love to be listed under “museums/attractions?.
    Thank you.

  14. PS – I also realized that Betsy Jacaruso Studio & Gallery, Montgomery Row Gallery, Hammertown Gallery, and the Hessel Museum at Bard are missing from the list as well.
    I appreciate your hard work to keep things current.

  15. I add my name to the log list of those who are new to this Blog and are thrilled to have discovered it. I do have questions, however.
    1. How does one post events and information? I cannot figure this out and I would love to get Kaatsbaan’s events out to your followers.
    2. How can I get a link to Kaatsbaan’s website and facebook page included here?
    3. If I search for Kaatsbaan, I find many of our events listed. I would love to take crdit for this, but I ahve no idea how they found their way to this site.

    Can someone please help.

    Prudence Garcia-Renart
    Program manager
    Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
    Tivoli, New York

  16. SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT. Join us on Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. for a concert by the THE STRAWBERRY HILL FIDDLERS to benefit Sandy Relief efforts, part of our Fall Concert Series at St. James’ Chapel, 10 E. Market St. in Hyde Park (across from the post office). The Strawberries are a group of fiddling teenagers from various high schools in and around Dutchess County, New York. The group is part of Stringendo, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit community music school. The group performs traditional music from across the world, and are known to sing, dance, improvise, and solo throughout their shows. $12 Adults, $10 Seniors (60+), Children 12 and under FREE. 1/2 the proceeds from the admission and 1/2 the proceeds of CD sales will go towards Sandy Relief. Light Refreshments will be served. Pay at the door. For information please call 845-229-2820.

  17. Phyllis Bennis: “New Year and Old Wars in the Middle East: Where Do We Go From Here?”

    Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7:00 pm 
    Weis Cinema, Bertelsman Campus Center, Bard College
    30 Campus Road
    Annandale, NY 12504

    Phyllis Bennis is a Middle East analyst and director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She is also a Fellow at the Trans-National Institute in the Netherlands, and the author of eight books on the Middle East. Presentation and discussion are free and open to the public.

    Cosponsored by:
    Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative – http://www.bpyi.org
    Bard Human Rights Project – http://hrp.bard.edu
    Bard Middle Eastern Studies Department – http://middleeastern.bard.edu
    Middle East Crisis – http://www.mideastcrisis.org

    Contact: 518-966-5366 or kprehm@aol.com

  18. Where Should the Birds Fly?: Films of Palestine Series

    Friday, April 5, 7:00 pm 
    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills
    320 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY 12401

    This extraordinary film was made on location in Gaza during and after Israel’s Cast-Lead invasion. The film highlights the experience of a young girl and the events seen through her eyes. Fida Qishta, the 27-year-old Palestinian filmmaker, will be present at the showing and there will be an audience discussion with her after the film. In addition, there will be a short film by Eva Lewis on her trip to Gaza. This is the beginning the upcoming series “Films of Palestine,” scheduled for the first Friday of every month through September. Guest speakers involved with the films will be part of the series. Free and open to the public.

    Contact:
    Jane.toby7@gmail.com 518 678 2076

    Sponsored by:  Middle East Crisis Response
    http://www.mideastcrisis.org
    Hudson Valley Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
    http://www.hudsonvalleybds.org

  19. Celebrate Arbor Day! Join the Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission and your friends and neighbors to plant trees this Saturday, April 20, 9-1. We are starting at the Rhinebeck Cemetery on Rte. 9 at the south end of the Village. (Easy parking at Legion Park). We will start with a quick review of tree planting, then divide into groups to plant at the Cemetery, the Mini-Park and some residences around the Village. Dress for the weather, and bring a shovel. No experience necessary. Come and spend an hour or the whole morning. Any help is very much appreciated–and needed! This planting of 23 trees will bring us close to having put in 300 trees over the years. Come, have fun, honor the Earth, and do your civic duty! Questions? Call 845-876-7462.

  20. Saturday, October 5, 10am-2pm. Apple Festival:  Rhinebeck Reformed Church located on Rt 9 and South St. Lunch, fresh apple pies for sale, crafts, bake and second time around tables, and more.  To reserve pies, or for more information please call 845-876-3727.

  21. hello! while i enjoy getting informative information from this site, i’ve been receiving quite a few emails for posts i’m not interested in.. is there anyway to do a category specific email subscription?

  22. Hi Maggie,

    I have a documentary video website Pine Plains Views, (http://pineplainsviews.com). I am very much impressed with your forum and email notifications. I’d like to ask you some questions about what you are doing for the community and perhaps do a video story about it on Pine Plains Views. Could you send me an email — if you are interested — so we can perhaps have a chat on the phone?

    Thanks,

    Stan Hirson

  23. A reminder message from Town Highway Superintendent Kathy Kinsella

    Please be aware that driveway construction permission is required for both permanent and for temporary driveways. Any access to the town road, whether as a permanent driveway or for temporary access for construction or other reasons, needs to be reviewed and permitted by the highway department. Driveway applications are available on-line at: http://rhinebeck-ny.gov/driveway-application-and-guidelines

    For additional information, please contact the highway department at 845-876-6263.

  24. Could you please post this to you Web site:
    4 Penny Social … Saturday April 26, 2014 Good Shepherd Church Brogan Center – 3 Mulberry Street Rhinebeck, NY 12572 Opens at 10:30 AM (Ticket sales end at 11:30 am) Calling starts at 12 Noon Admission – Minimum of 3 cards at $1.00 each (Each card has 25 tickets) Also Basket and 50/50 raffles. Come and enjoy a light lunch (featuring Mona’s potato salad) and dessert while viewing all the wonderful items. Information 876-4569

    Thank you.

  25. Friday, May 2, KINGSTON: Films of Palestine Series presents “My Neighbourhood” from: 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY 12401. The 25 minute film is seen from the perspective of the Palestinian teenager, Mohammed El Kurd, whose home in the neighborhood is taken over by Israeli settlers. There is no admissions charge.
    SPECIAL GUEST: Jeff Cohen, acclaimed media critic and founder of FAIR, will speak in person about his recent trip to Palestine. Highlighted will be personal visits with the El Kurd family in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarah, featured in the evening’s screening of “My Neighbourhood.” Sponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response http://www.mideastcrisis.org and Hudson Valley Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions http://www.hudsonvalleybds.org. Contact: Jane.toby7@gmail.com or 518 678 2076.

  26. I would like to submit the following to your calendar of activities. Thank you, Geraldine :
    Good Shepherd/St. Joseph’s Parish will be holding their 33rd ANNUAL YARD SALE EXTRAVAGANZA on Friday, Sept 5th from 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday, Sept 6th- 10 am to 4:00 pm; and Sunday, Sept 7th from 9 am to 2 pm. To be held at the Father Brogan Parish Center at 3 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck, NY. Come rain or shine to explore a gym full of antiques and collectibles, household items, jewelry, art work, and books; a tent full of furniture and electrical items; and a parking lot full of toys, sports items, bikes, garden and yard items and more household items. Great for student dorms, apartments or new accessories for your home. Please call Mona Matthies (876-2652) or Geraldine Browne (876-4569) with any questions.

  27. Good Shepherd/St.Joseph Church will be holding a Pasta Dinner at the Father Brogan Center, 3 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck, on Saturday, Nov 21, 2015. Cost $12 for adults, $8 for children 10 and under, Free for ages 5 and under. Servings/sittings at 4 pm and 6 pm. Menu includes- Pasta with sauce or butter and garlic, meatballs, garlic bread, tossed salad, beverages, and desert (Sundaes and cookies). Please call Good Shepherd Rectory at 876-4583 to make a reservation.

  28. Could you please post this to your calendar of events.

    Event: Antiques, Art and Collectibles Discovery Day in Rhinebeck, New York
    Who: The Appraisers Road Show (experts will be there to evaluate your items )
    When: April 23rd, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No appointments are needed.
    Where: The Father Brogan Center, 3 Mulberry St., Rhinebeck, NY (to benefit the Women’s Society of Good Shepherd Church.
    Cost: $5 per item – after 5 items, no charge
    Contact: Walter Bazar with questions — wrbazar@yahoo.com , (518) 242-0858

    A presentation on buying, selling and appraising fine art will be given and a presentation and discussion on stamps. The talks will begin at 1 p.m.

    For more information about the appraisal day, please visit http://www.gotoroadshow.com, or call Walter Bazar at (518) 242-0858.

    Thank you,
    Geraldine Browne
    845-876-4569

  29. Hi, I would like to add NDSO to your list of organizations. Also I would like to know how to add announcements of our concerts to your forum. Thanks!
    See our web site below.

  30. Good afternoon! Could you please post this to your calendar of events?

    Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra showcases Hollywood movie classics and the voice of Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger on Feb. 3

    HYDE PARK, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) will perform a collection of Hollywood’s most iconic scores and spotlight the talents of Master Sgt. MaryKay Messenger, the premier vocalist for the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. The concert will feature compositions from Titanic, Disney favorites and Henry Mancini and will also include ballads like Swinging on a Star, Moon River, and Shadow of Your Smile. NDSO will highlight the evening with a screening of the silent film The Immigrant (1917) starring Charlie Chaplin and original music by Ben Model. Experience the show on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America.

    To complement this evening of nostalgic music, the CIA will open the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant for a special $39 pre-performance dining experience. The menu will include family-style Caesar salad and antipasti, a selection of five gourmet pastas served table side, and a dessert. Reservations for this pre-performance dinner are available from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The $39 excludes beverages, service charge, and tax. To book your table, call 845-905-4533 or email ciarestaurantgroup@culinary.edu. This special dining event will sell out, so please make reservations early. 

    Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $5 for students. A reserved seating package is now available and includes choice of show seating and guaranteed seating at the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant for $45 per person (does not include $39 for dinner). To buy tickets and get more information about the concert, go to http://www.ndsorchestra.org or call 845-635-0877.

    The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra was formed in 2006 to bring live orchestral music to northern Dutchess County and the surrounding Hudson Valley area. Now in its eleventh season, the orchestra offers the best possible live performances of classical music at family-affordable prices. Since the beginning, the orchestra has been conducted by Kathleen Beckmann who also serves as artistic director.

  31. The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra presents French Kiss: Early Valentine Concert
    Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm
    Marriott Pavilion at the Culinary Institute of America
    1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538

    Oh là là, it’s time to go to Paris for an early Valentine celebration. This romantic program includes music from American in Paris, Les Miserables, highlights from Moulin Rouge, Carmen and the famous Can-Can. Soloists Christopher Brellochs and Elizabeth Gerbi share songs by Edith Piaf cabaret style.

    Tickets for the concert are $28 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $5 for students. To buy tickets and get more information about the concert, go to http://www.ndsorchestra.org or call 845-635-0877.

    Enjoy dinner and a show. The CIA will open the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant for a special pre-performance dining experience. For guaranteed dining reservations and reserved performance seating of your choice, “Make a Night of It” seating packages will be available but limited. Please visit our website http://www.ndsorchestra.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

    The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra was formed in 2006 to bring live orchestral music to northern Dutchess County and the surrounding Hudson Valley area. Now in its fourteenth season, the orchestra offers the best possible live performances of classical music at family-affordable prices. Since the beginning, the orchestra has been conducted by Kathleen Beckmann who also serves as artistic director.

  32. Hello! I was wondering if you’d be able to share this post about RAH matching donations to the cause in Australia!

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    AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE CRISIS – Rhinebeck Animal Hospital Helping Hand Fund to match donations

    The recent fires in Australia have taken a tremendous toll on the wildlife native to the area, causing about 500 million to one billion deaths and destroying the natural habitats of many of those who survived.

    Past donations from generous clients and memorial donations from the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital have enabled the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital Helping Hand Fund to donate $2,500.00 to assist in helping the wildlife affected by the massive Australian fire crisis.

    We have also committed to “match” up to another $2,500.00 from public donations made by February 15th to further assist in this very worthy cause. If you would like to participate, please mail/deliver a check payable to the Rhinebeck Animal Hospital Helping Hand Fund or call us to make a credit card donation in any amount. (Sending your donation to Rhinebeck Animal Hospital allows us to match it.)

    We have researched many organizations to find the one that we believe will most directly assist in the recovery from this disaster. All donations made to the RAH Helping Hand Fund will receive an emailed receipt and will go directly to New South Wales Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) in your name along with our matching gift that will double your effort.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call and ask for Sandi or email sandi@rhinebeckanimalhospital.com

    You can learn more about WIRES and their cause at wires.org.au.

    Thank you for your concern and consideration,
    The doctors and Staff of Rhinebeck Animal Hospital

    —-

    Thank you!
    Rob H.,
    Rhinebeck Animal Hospital

  33. Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra presents Ellis Island: The Dream of America.
    Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM
    Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America

    Celebrate the historic American immigrant experience with a special concert that will incorporate a naturalization ceremony and a GRAMMY-nominated composition about Ellis Island. The first half will feature a Naturalization Ceremony administered by Dutchess County and include patriotic works. The second half will be Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: Dream of America” with projected images and spoken word from the Ellis Island Oral History Project. Local students from Arlington High School Admiral players will portray the immigrants.

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