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    1. Several people have mentioned the Rhinebeck Community Forum as a terrific resource, and I can see why! Please consider listing our new website http://www.rhinebeckyouth.org in your “organizations” section. We’re adding new material each week and are in the process of posting short videos from our much-talked-about community forums.

      Our group, The Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth, seeks to raise awareness of underage substance use in Rhinebeck.

      Many Thanks.

      1. Understanding the Teenage Brain
        An Interactive Forum for Parents
        Hosted by the Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth

        JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

        When: Thusday, October 6, 7-9PM

        Where: Rhinebeck High School Auditorium

        What: A lively 2-Session Forum to promote discussion and provide tips for dealing with teens. The first part will focus on effective communication, how the teen brain works, and troublesome signs. The second part (to be scheduled) will get into specifics: teen socialization, hosting parties, digital concerns, drugs and alcohol.

        Who: John Nathan and Suzanne Button will facilitate. They have 35 years of combined experience working with families, teens, and adults to foster healthy communication.

        RSVP @ cc4rbky@gmail.com. Free child care provided by high school students, let us know the ages of children who will attend.

      2. Can you please post this to your excellent Rhinebeck site?

        Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

        Come in from the cold and Support the Starr Library! Saturday February 22, 6-9pm
        Join us for a party with a live and silent auction of works by over 30 Hudson Valley artists. Enjoy wine, cheese, music and friends!

        Featuring works by: Audrey Francis, Greg Decker, Rosemary Hanson, Chad Ferber, Christine Livesey, Rob Hite, Thomas Cale, Tanya Marcuse, Franc Palaia, Joanna Hess, Brian Karas, Ruby Palmer, Nadine Robbins, Yoram Gelman, Ramon Lascano, Carolyn Marks-Blackwood, Susan Fowler-Gallagher, Mary Louise Kalin, Bill Ayton, John Halpern, Betsy Jacaruso, Ricardo Gutierrez de Zubiaurre, Norm Magnusson, Danny Shanahan, Adele Abide, Jaclyn Savolainen, Pat Hart, Arlene Becker, Francoise Ursat Antevil, Samantha Sapienza, Jacques Luiggi, David Silver, Linda Stanley, Bill Ayton, James Ransome, Jim Stevenson, Joanne Klein, Roger De Muth, Barbara Morgan and others.

        Tickets are $40 Person / $75 Couple. Credit cards will be accepted at the door.
        Please RSVP to director@starrlibrary.org

        Sponsored By The Rhinebeck Gardens Group, LLC and HealthQuest Medical Practice

        Starr Library, 68 West Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
        845.876.4030 starrlibrary.org

      3. Tulip Gallery welcomes celebrated British photographer Dudley Reed, now based in the Hudson Valley, for a solo show of his iconic portraits, on August 8th, with a show from 5-7 and artist’s talk at 6 p.m. Reed not only is known for the subjects he’s captured for Vanity Fair, New Yorker and Vogue but also for his love of working in film, not in digital media.

      4. Please come to our Giant Estate Barn Sale Oct 31 and Nov 1 at 120 Old Albany Post Rd Rhinebeck, just 2 minutes south of the village. adjacent to Rt 9. Near Southlands. we’ll have furniture, appliances, housewares, cameras, art frames and prints, clothes, toys, garden tools, lamps, trunks, suitcases, books etc. from 9:30am to 4pm. We are just a tenth of a mile north of the Belvedere Mansion. no early birds please. rain or shine.

      5. GET YOUR PAINT ON…
        @ a HUDSON VALLEY VINTAGE WORKSHOP
        20 Garden Street, Rhinebeck, NY
        hvvrstudio@gmail.com 845-876-2699
        http://www.hvvintage.com
        Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hvvintage

        Saturday, 2/18/17 at 3:00PM – Stencil Workshop: Burlap is one of the biggest trends in home décor. Design and paint a burlap art canvas and pair of placemats using a variety of stencils to choose from. $40.

        Monday, 2/20/17 at 1:00PM – Kid’s Pick a Project: Kids ages 8 and up will select a wooden piece to decorate and paint in this fun workshop. $35.

        Saturday, 2/25/17 at 10:00AM – Weathered Wood: In this fun workshop you’ll learn several techniques to make new wood look weathered with our natural chalk, milk, and mineral based paints. Once you practice each technique, choose an unfinished piece to complete and take home. $55.

        Saturday, 3/4/17 at 10:00AM – Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint 101: Milk Paint has been around for over a thousand years and contains only five 100% natural ingredients. In this workshop you will learn how to mix milk paint, painting techniques, and explore the different top coats. You will leave this class with a finished project. $65.

        Friday, 3/10/17 at 6:00PM – Wood Sign Workshop: Nothing adds character to a room like a vintage style wood sign. Create and hand-paint your own wood sign on beautiful, reclaimed wood. $40.

        Saturday, 3/11/17 at 10:00AM – Furniture Painting 101: This class will take the mystery out of furniture painting. Learn how to properly prep your furniture, basic painting techniques, and finishes. Finally, you will pick an unfinished piece to complete and take home. Using our all natural clay and mineral based paints, you’ll be amazed at how fast and easy it is. $65.

        Sunday, 3/26/17 at 1:00PM – Kid’s Upcycled Frame Workshop: Kids ages 8 and up will upcycle an old picture frame into a trendy vision/bulletin board. It’s a great way to display your favorite things. $35.

        Saturday, 4/1/17 at 3:00PM – BOTTLEMANIA!: Have you ever thought of reusing your empty wine bottles and decorating them? In this workshop, using paint, old books, and other materials, you will create beautiful bottles, ideal as vases, centerpieces, and candle holders. You’ll leave with three gorgeous designs. $40.
        Saturday, 4/8/17 at 1:00PM – Kid’s Wood Sign Workshop: Kids ages 8 and up will design and hand paint a wood sign with their name, choice of sports teams, or favorite short phrase in this fun workshop. $30.

        Saturday, 4/22/17 at 10:00AM – Furniture Painting 101: This class will take the mystery out of furniture painting. Learn how to properly prep your furniture, basic painting techniques, and finishes. Finally, you will pick an unfinished piece to complete and take home. Using our all natural clay and mineral based paints, you’ll be amazed at how fast and easy it is. $65.

        Saturday, 4/22/17 at 5:00PM – Wood Tray Workshop: Design and create a beautiful wood tray. Bring your imagination and we will provide an array of supplies, including paint, stencils, and handles for you to choose from. $40.

        Studio Sessions – At Hudson Valley Vintage we offer a multitude of workshops, but what if you can’t make one of our classes? Or, what if you wish to work on a specific technique? Book a Studio Session for 1:1 personal instruction at $30.00/hour. Reserve a Studio Session in advance. Walk-ins are welcome, but we can’t guarantee that our studio isn’t already busy.

        Private Workshops – Select any of our workshops for 3-8 people in our space, or more than eight in your space. We can customize the workshop or project to meet your needs. Private workshops are a unique, fun way to celebrate a special occasion (birthday, wedding party, etc.) or simply for a friends’ day or night out.

        Space for Hudson Valley Vintage workshops is limited; therefore, reservations are required. A 50% deposit must be made at time of reservation. Cancellations and refunds are accepted with at least 48 hours notice. Light snacks and refreshments are provided at Hudson Valley Vintage workshops.

      6. Could you please post these three events to your Rhinebeck site? They are part of an event series hosted by Hudson River Heritage and Bard College.

        MONTGOMERY PLACE 2019 SALON SERIES: MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE

        Saturday, May 11, 3pm

        Performance: “The Musical Life of Cora and Thomas at Montgomery Place”

        Saxophone and Harp

        Cora Livingston and her husband, Thomas, captured the Romantic sensibilities of the 1860s and music filled the house. This event will be a unique opportunity to hear these forgotten gems and experience music at Montgomery Place as Cora and Thomas did more than 150 years ago. Admission: $25, limited to 40 seats. Tickets available at http://www.hudsonriverheritage.org

        MONTGOMERY PLACE 2019 SALON SERIES: MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE

        Saturday, May 18, 3pm

        Lecture: “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley”

        Dutchess Community College Associate Professor Dr. Christopher Brellochs will discuss the importance of music during the Gilded Age and present contemporary recordings of period compositions in this authentic historical setting. Admission: $25, limited to 40 seats. Tickets available at http://www.hudsonriverheritage.org

        MONTGOMERY PLACE 2019 SALON SERIES: MUSIC OF THE GILDED AGE

        Sunday, May 26, 4pm

        Outdoor Performance: “The Gardener of Montgomery Place & The Composer of Newburgh, New York”

        Saxophone Quartet

        During the early 19th century the gardener at Montgomery Place was Alexander Gilson, an African-American slave who, after being freed, stayed on as head gardener; he eventually opened up his own gardening business. The music of Newburgh, New York composer Ulysses J. Alsdorf, whose grandfather was also a freed slave, was chosen to observe the 1909 Henry Hudson-Robert Fulton Celebration. His work will do the same for our event, 110 years later. Admission: Free; guests must bring their own lawn chairs. (In case of inclement weather, concert will be held in the Montgomery Place Coach House; the first 50 guests will be admitted).

      7. Can you please answer this question. I am a Rhinebeck resident and am interested in posting events but I don’t see where and how to post anything from what I see on “How to Post on the Rbk Cmmunity Forum”. Your emails that state on how to post actually doesn’t explain anything.

        All I see are messages from 10 years ago. What am I missing?

        thank you, Franc Palaia

        On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 4:03 PM Rhinebeck Community Forum wrote:

        > Christian Lopez commented: “Could you please post these three events to > your Rhinebeck site? They are part of an event series hosted by Hudson > River Heritage and Bard College. MONTGOMERY PLACE 2019 SALON SERIES: MUSIC > OF THE GILDED AGE Saturday, May 11, 3pm Perform” >

      8. Well Frank what you’re missing is that we read your comments and post from there. We also have a Facebook page and a Twitter account. This is community service on our part. Thanks for wanting to post, feel free to leave it in the comments.

    2. Please post and add to the calendar:
      Thanks, Cecily Frazier, Rhinebeck Village Tree Comm.

      Rhinebeck Tree Planting Saturday, 4/30 at 9 am
      Join us to celebrate Arbor Day this Saturday starting at 9 am at the Village Hall. There will be a short talk on riparian plantings, and then a carpool over to the Legion Park at Crystal Lake (not much parking there) to plant trees and shrubs at the access road off Route 9 as well as along the Rockefeller Lane side. Bring gloves and a shovel and if you one, a pick axe, grub hoe, sledge, pitch fork or wheelbarrow would be a big help too.
      Questions? 876-7462 or michaelfrazier@earthlink.net

    3. Bummed out over the cold weather?
      It’s not too late to think spring!!

      Join us for the Fall Tree Planting, Saturday, November 5 at 9 am

      The Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission is meeting at the Church of the Messiah at 9, and then breaking off into small groups to plant in that area of the Village.

      Wear gloves and dress for the weather. The planting is almost always held–rain or shine (short of hurricane!)–shovels, pick axes and a wheelbarrow are also a big help. The Village pre-digs the holes for us but sometimes we need to adjust the size a bit.

      No experience necessary. Families are welcome. There’s always something to do that is a big help.

      See you next Saturday!

      Questions? Call 876-7462 or email michaelfrazier@earthlink.net

    4. Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth
      Parent Forum, Part 2, Reaching the Teenage Brain
      A liveley and engaging discussion.

      Part one of this series was very well received. If you missed it, you can still attend the 2nd half!

      When: Thursday, November 10th, 7-9PM
      Where: Rhinebeck High School Auditorium
      What: Discussion on peer pressure, teen social scene, hosting parties, substance use and abuse, red flags, and digital life.

      Free Child Care Provided in the Gym, Pre-register: cc4rbky@gmail.com
      Check out our web site: http://www.rhinebeckyouth.org

      Everyone is welcome to attend! Live streaming @ http://www.terraspheres.com

      1. The Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth, in Collaboration with the Rhinebeck & Red Hook PTSOs, Invites You to Save the Date:

        When: Friday, January 20th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

        What: Free Screening of Documentary Film,
        Race to Nowhere, The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture, Followed by a Panel Discussion

        Where: Rhinebeck High School Auditorium

        The film examines systemic pressures on children and families and is a call to mobilize parents, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare our youth to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

        Tens of thousands of people have come together nationally, using the film as the centerpiece for raising awareness, changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change.

        Please join the discussion – bring your ideas, questions, and open mind.

        For More information about the film, visit http://www.racetonowhere.com or about the Coalition, http://www.rhinebeckyouth.org.

    5. Please help us and post the following:

      An early Valentine’s Day concert
      by MacCana to benefit:
      The Children’s Home of
      Kingston
      Saturday, February 4, 2012
      7:00 to 10:00 PM
      Miller School
      65 Fording Place Rd.
      Lake Katrine, NY
      $20 per ticket for this special event.
      It is a grand and worthy cause.

      Come enjoy the lively
      music and banter
      with the Irish brothers’
      band!
      For ticket sales please
      contact
      Phallon DePietro
      845.331.1448 ext.1126

    6. Vince Durango Comes to Rhinebeck, Every Friday and Saturday in July

      Rhinebeck, NY. Vince Durango’s, Just Having Fun! a new version of the one-man show that premiered in Rhinecliff last year is now coming to Rhinebeck this July. The brainchild of local Rhinecliff resident, Joe Baer, the show promises to be even funnier and more joyous than its original incarnation. Emmy-award winner, Baer retired from a successful 30+ year career in television in 2010. “Working with Vince has made me feel like a young theater student again,” says Baer smiling, “I’m glad to have this opportunity before I’m too old to enjoy it.”

      This time around, local noted musician Bob Cage will showcase his guitar talent as accompanist. A participating Grammy Award winner for his violin work with Pete Seeger on the award-winning album, “At 89,” Cage brings his own sense of style to the music written and composed by Mark Stewart. Cage teaches piano, violin and guitar at Mark’s Music in Rhinebeck. In addition, he hails from a musical family that includes the creator and manufacturer of the now classic epiphone guitar line. His two daughters are also following in the family tradition of music. As founding members of the techno pop group, Frances Rose, they have just recently signed with Warner Chapel Music. As the character, Vince Durango would say, “There is a lot of talent in our neck of the woods, Alls you got to do is stand up and look across the fence.”

      Vince Durango’s, Just Having Fun! will be presented every Friday and Saturday night in July beginning at 8 PM, at the air conditioned American Legion Montgomery Post 429 on Rte. 9, just south of the Market Street intersection in Rhinebeck, New York. Tickets are $10. and a cash bar is available. The show runs about 1.5 hrs and contains adult humor. For more information and reservations call 845-876-7516.

    7. It appears that the NYS Sheep and Wool festival has many Workshops and people come from all over the country to attend October 18-21, 2012 at the fairgrounds.. and there doesn’t appear to be enough local hotel/motel//B&B options. I wonder if the townspeople (readers of this blog) know about http://couchsurfing.org. If not, perhaps you can host some interesting out-of-towner fiber lovers (knitters, etc) for a few days by finding them there. It’s a match making site for travelers and hosts.

      Many of you have spare rooms and perhaps hosted a reporter or 2 during the Clinton Marriage thing… Well this website is a well-organized method of hosting and being hosted during your own travels… Etiquette and protocol are all on the website. There’s a Mid-Hudson Valley group…. http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=17220 Thanks for helping host visitors to Rhinebeck and beyond! I know that right now, people are trying to book places to stay and have to go 30+ miles away. This is another solution.

      Hope it works out for everyone. -D

    8. Hi Maggie – can you post the following information – I have a poster available I can send you – but wasn’t sure of what email address to use??

      Thank you,
      Mary Fleischhauer

      Rhinebeck Rheinbach Exchange
      Tenth Annual “Hearts Across the Table” Dinner and Silent Auction
      Saturday, February 2, 2013
      At the Father Brogan Center, Mulberry Street, Rhinebeck

      Doors Open 6:15PM For Auction Viewing
      Dinner Served 7:00PM

      Tickets: Adults: $35 Seniors: $30
      Call Mark at 876-5311 for Reservations (Required)
      Vegetarian Selection Available—Please specify when making reservations

    9. Please add http://www.rhinebeckathome.org to your list of community organizations. Rhinebeck at Home, Inc. is a new locally based, all-volunteer nonprofit aging-in-place organization for residents of Rhinebeck. We are dedicated to helping each other maintain fulfilling lives through mutual support including sharing information, non-medical transportation, social activities and helping each other meet day-to-day needs.

    10. Announcing a Midsummer Night’s Party to benefit Linda’s Liver Fund, on Saturday, June 22 in the Ox Barn at the Rokeby Estate, 7:00. There will be a case of Prosecco, strawberries, fairy lights, a bonfire, and dancing to the fabulous music of CAPRICE ROUGE. $10 suggested donation for the band and for our friend Linda’s liver surgery. Please bring a dish to share and a lawn chair, if you like. We hope to see you there!

    11. Thanks for posting our event at the Starr Library!
      I made a mistake in what I sent you – I need to correct the sponsors listed, as noted below.
      Thanks,
      -Jim

      Sponsored By:
      The Rhinebeck Gardens Group, LLC
      HealthQuest Medical Practice and Northern Dutchess Hospital

    12. I am looking for poets, storytellers, playwrights, essay writing, singers and anyone wanting to perform and share their words at the Clinton Community Library in Rhinebeck, NY on Friday July 18th at 7pm

      If you think you are interested please contact me for further information. This is an opportunity to meet local artists and get yourselves out there in a nice, comfortable setting surrounded by those that share the same work and passion you have.

      Only those interested respond ASAP!

      Contact: Loredana at grumo79@aol.com or PM me Loredana Ingenito

    13. I am looking for poets, storytellers, playwrights, essay writing, singers and anyone wanting to perform and share their words at the Clinton Community Library in Rhinebeck, NY on Friday July 18th at 7pm

      If you think you are interested please contact me for further information. This is an opportunity to meet local artists and get yourselves out there in a nice, comfortable setting surrounded by those that share the same work and passion you have.

      Only those interested respond ASAP!

      Contact: Loredana at grumo79@aol.com or PM me Loredana Ingenito

    14. Hi there,
      We are having The Group Holiday Sale on Saturday Nov.22 10-8 and Sunday Nov.23 10-4
      It is hard to believe but it’s the 37th year!
      We are set up as a gallery show and have been told it’s one of the best shows around .
      Please join us at The Delamater Conference Center of the Beekman Arms,6387 Mill St- Rt9 in Rhinebeck NY. Also check our Facebook page for a preview of our 20 artisans listed as The Group Holiday Sale.For more info 845-430-3130 Look for the sign across from Terapin with the balloons! Come enjoy cookies and cider with us.

    15. For Immediate Distribution:

      KINGSTON-RHINECLIFF FERRY SERVICE ADDED FOR SUMMER 2015
      Scheduled ferry service will run every weekend Friday to Sunday
      Friday, July 10, 2015
      Contact: Jeff Farber | jjfarber@gmail.com | (845) 520-1481 | http://www.KRFerry.com

      Kingston, NY — Ferry service between the Rhinecliff-Kingston Amtrak Station and the Kingston waterfront will commence on Sunday, July 12th (on a limited basis) with full weekend scheduled service beginning Friday, July 19th.

      The Ferry will operate between the Rhinecliff river dock, easily and directly accessible from the Amtrak Station via Dutchess Terrace, and the Kingston waterfront, at the Riverport Wooden Boat Building School at 50 Rondout Landing.

      The Ferry is scheduled to make five round trips each Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer months. The schedule is coordinated with the Amtrak train schedule for arrivals from New York City on Friday and Saturday and departures to New York City on Sunday.

      NOTE: the Ferry schedule is updated each weekend. Make sure to access the updated Ferry schedule on the website –http://www.KRFerry.com — before any given weekend.

      Reservations are strongly encouraged! Space is limited to 6 passengers per trip with the current vessel. In addition to room for 6 passengers, there is room for 6 bikes and luggage on the Ferry.

      To reserve your trip, or for more information — text or call :: (845) 520-1481.

      For more information on the Kingston-Rhinecliff Ferry and for updated schedules please visit the website at http://www.KRFerry.com.

    16. The Rhinebeck American Legion Post #429 is hosting a Latino/Hispanic Cultural Celebration on Saturday, September 19 from 2pm – 7pm. The guest speaker is the chairman of the Cortlandt Hudson Valley Veteran’s Committee, William “Willy” Nazario, a Purple Heart Veteran from the Vietnam War, who was just named the national senior vice commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH). He will be honored at Yankee Stadium on Saturday prior to his arrival to speak in Rhinebeck. The day will include food, drinks, music, cultural appreciation, and appreciation for our veterans.

      Any publicity you could give this event would be greatly appreciated.
      CELEBRATION DETAILS:
      Come share an afternoon of food, music, and culture
      with our community members and acknowledge and honor
      our Latino/Hispanic veterans who served our country proudly!
      Food and soft drinks
      Adults: $15.00
      Children under 12: $7.50
      *Cash bar for all other beverages*
      Date: September 19, 2015
      Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
      Location: Rhinebeck American Legion Montgomery Post #429
      6361 Montgomery Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
      The Legion is located in the Village and walking is a great option.
      Limited Parking available – please carpool when possible
      If you will be drinking alcohol, please have a designated driver!
      Let’s enjoy our community celebration responsibly and safely!

    17. The Beekman Arms presents Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL
      AN INTERACTIVE DINNER THEATRE EXPERIENCE

      You’ve seen Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas from a theatre seat. This season, why not dine with them?

      Kick off the Christmas holiday season with song, laughter and nostalgia as actors and carolers bring scenes from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to life. The historic Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck, New York will present this unique dinner show on Wednesday, December 16th at 6:30 PM and Sunday, December 20th at 12:30 PM. The cost of the dinner and the show is $50.00 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 845-876-1766 ext. 356.

      This event will feature a sumptuous three course dinner, preceded by a reception with where guests will meet Ebeneezer Scrooge, the Cratchit family including Tiny Tim, Nephew Fred and four carolers in authentic Victorian costume

      This production is a tribute to the spirit of a traditional holiday. It will allow you to experience the joy of Christmas. Audience members are encouraged to interact with the Dickens’ characters, as they settle in for a fine dinner and evening of celebration. Adapted from Charles Dickens’ classic, the script was written by Frank and Kristen Marquette. This is the 6th season the Marquette’s version of A Christmas Carol is being produced in the Hudson Valley after a successful nine year run in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    18. Hi Maggie,
      Would you mind posting the new Morton Memorial Library & Community House hours?
      They start Tuesday, May 31, 2016
      Sunday & Monday – closed
      Tuesday: 10 – 6
      Wednesday: 10 – 6
      Thursday: 11 – 7
      Friday: 10 – 6
      Saturday: 10 – 2

      Thank you

    19. Hi, I’m wondering if there might be a group in Rhinebeck who would like to sponsor a bus trip to our concerts at the Marriott Pavilion on the campus of the Culinary Institute. NDSO is a professional orchestra based in Rhinebeck but we also perform at the Marriott Pavilion throughout the year. Please contact me at dbaxter1@hvc.rr.com

    20. Could you please post this event on your forum:

      Performance at Town Crier Café
      to Benefit MusicLink Scholarship at DCC

      The Music School at Dutchess Community College will host a performance to benefit the MusicLink Scholarship Fund, which provides free or low-cost music lessons to local students who otherwise could not afford them. The Music School is part of the College’s Office of Community Services.

      The show will be held June 13 at the Towne Crier Café in Beacon and begin at 7 p.m. Acclaimed guitarist and former DCC Music School teacher Helen Avakian will lead the event and be joined by guitarist Mark Sganga (who along with Avakian is an international fingerstyle guitar champion), DCC Music School teacher and classical guitarist extraordinaire Dan Stevens and saxophone player and international performer Dr. Christopher Brellochs, who is chair of DCC’s Music Performance Certificate program. They will play original pieces and popular songs in many styles, both as soloists and in groups. Additionally, a group of advanced Music School guitar, vocal, bass, ukulele and saxophone students will perform a few songs as the Guitar Party Ensemble.

      Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at http://www.townecrier.com or at the door for $20. For more information about the show or available sponsorship opportunities, contact Music School at DCC Director Laura G. Doe at (845) 431-8916 or laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu.

      ###

      Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information, visit http://www.sunydutchess.edu.

      Event website: https://townecc.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=297143

      Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/630084127457479/

  1. Please could you post this to the main page?
    Thanks!

    Hilarity brings clarity
    Join the Laughter Club!
    With Liz Walkden Morfea, Joyologist, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

    Wednesday October 21, 28
    November 4, 11, 18…+ ongoing
    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 mental and physical well-being.
    We don’t use jokes, comedy, yoga poses or tickling.
    You don’t need to be humorous to take part…you don’t even need to be happy!

    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.

    Come and experience why laughter is the best medicine, and find out what we are all laughing about!!

    $5 / pay what you can
    More info: Liz 845-516-4330

  2. Rhinebeck’s Heart Safe Club on CNN this weekend!

    What: CNN recently contacted Kaitlin Forbes requesting to feature her on the CNN series “Breakthrough Women”. At a Heart Safe Club CPR/AED training event last month, CNN filmed various aspects of the training and conducted interviews. Community members participating in the Heart Safe Club CPR/AED training that evening included several RHS & BMS students.

    When: The segment is scheduled to air this weekend: 12/04/09, Friday, 9am-9:30am, 2pm-2:30pm & 12/06/09, Sunday 11am-11:30am, 1pm-1:30pm

    *Although, they filmed quite a bit…we don’t know how much footage will actually be aired…we DO know that everytime the Heart Safe Club’s message is shared…someone will learn about the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest (particularily in youth), they will be encouraged to learn CPR and promote increased public access to Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s)….and hopefully they will be inspired to make a difference!

    http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/morning.express/

    To register for CPR/AED training, please check our training schedule at http://www.maggieomalley.org/heartsafe.htm

  3. How can I get an event and/or announcement posted on your site? It is great. It seems to be the ONLY SOURCE of current and pertinent information for our area. I read it everyday.
    Thanks.

  4. Could you post the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Relay for Life. It is the largest worldwide fundraiser. Last year over $220,000 was raised at the Rhinebeck Fairgrounds in an effort to fight cancer!
    It will be held this year on June 5th at 11:00 A.M. – June 6th at 8:00 A.M. at the Rhinebeck Fairgrounds horsetrack.
    Raise money to fight cancer by walking a lap, joining a team, creating a team, or just donating money. Don’t miss the memorable luminaria ceremony held on Saturday evening where hundreds of candles light the entire racetrack and hundreds of people walk around the track in silence in memory of those who have lost the battle, in support of those who are fighting the battle, and prayer of those who both lost and continue to fight the battle against this insidious disease.
    The Website is: http://www.relayforlife.org/rhinebeckny

    Thanks you!!!
    Linda

  5. Would you like to understand more about the origins of the current financial crisis, and what it means for our collective future?

    Nicole M. Foss, a respected financial analyst, energy consultant and blogger from Ontario Canada, will be speaking in Rhinecliff on Wednesday, April 21st at 7 p.m. Ms. Foss will deliver a slide presentation entitled “A Century of Challenges” discussing how credit is created and destroyed, how “ponzi dynamics” affect the global financial system, and how our economy is still very much at risk. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

    As an energy consultant who works in the renewable energy field for the Ontario grid system, Ms. Foss will also explain the concept of “Peak Oil” and how increasingly scarce oil supplies and imports may impact our daily lives in the coming years.

    The presentation is free and open to the public. For location information and to register, please contact George Fehling at (845) 868-7055 or e-mail gfcomms@gmail.com. All are welcome.

    1. Presentation on the Financial Crisis and “Peak Oil” to be held at the Rhinecliff Hotel, Wednesday, April 21st, at 7 p.m.

      Nicole M. Foss, who will be presenting “A Century of Challenges” at the Rhinecliff Hotel on Wednesday April 21st at 7 p.m., is co-editor of The Automatic Earth, where she writes under the name Stoneleigh. She and her writing partner have been chronicling and interpreting the ongoing credit crunch as the most pressing aspect of our current multifaceted predicament. The Automatic Earth website integrates finance, energy, environment, psychology, population and real politik in order to explain why we find ourselves in a state of crisis and what we can do about it. Prior to the establishment of TAE, she was editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance.

      Foss runs the Agri-Energy Producers’ Association of Ontario, where she has focused on farm-based biogas projects and grid connections for renewable energy. While living in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level.

      Her academic qualifications include a BSc in biology from Carleton University in Canada (where she focused primarily on neuroscience and psychology), a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control, an LLM in international law in development from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was granted the University Medal for the top science graduate in 1988 and the law school prize for the top law school graduate in 1997.

      The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to George Fehling at (845) 868-7055 or email gfcomms@gmail.com

  6. Hello people,

    This is a joke that I find hilarious everytime I read:

    A man received a parrot for his birthday. This parrot was fully-grown with a bad attitude and worse vocabulary. Every other word was an expletive. Those that weren’t expletives were, to say the least, extremely rude.
    The man tried hard to change the bird’s attitude and was constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, anything that came to mind.
    Nothing worked. He yelled at the bird, the bird got worse.
    He shook the bird and the bird got more angry and exceedingly rude.
    Finally, in a moment of desperation, he put the parrot in the freezer.
    For a few moments he heard the bird squawking, kicking and screaming and then, suddenly, all was quiet.
    The man was frightened that he might have actually hurt the bird and quickly opened the freezer door. The parrot calmly stepped out onto the man’s extended arm and said: “I’m sorry that I offended you with my language and actions. I ask for your forgiveness. I will try to improve my behavior.”
    The man was astounded at the bird’s change in attitude and was about to ask what changed him when the parrot continued, “…May I ask what the chicken did?”
    🙂

  7. “It takes real passion to play music and if you’ve got it, we want you!”

    Hudson Valley Youth Wind Ensembles

    ENROLLING NOW!
    Fall/Spring Semester

    VIVACE & MAESTRO Ensembles available for student musicians
    Join the fun & take your playing to the next level

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL!

    http://www.HVYWE.com

  8. SINTERKLAAS! FUNDRAISER

    You Are Invited to a uniquely creative Community Party to raise much needed funds so Sinterklaas can return to Rhinebeck this year.

    Saturday, September 25, 5:00-8:00pm

    Zen Dog Cafe, Rhinebeck

    Join friends. Listen to live music with The Ben Senterfit Trio. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres from Zen Dog’s kitchen. Cash bar. Plus a Live Auction!

    See the Sinterklaas Community STAR created right before your eyes under the leadership of Michael Lalicki and some of our community’s most talented artists you will .*

    Help Align the STARS: Sinterklaas is underfunded this year and we all need to help raise the STARS: $40 per person; $75 per couple.

    Space is limited.
    MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW:
    http://www.sinterklaasrhinebeck.com/news.php
    You can also call 845.876.6880

  9. SINTERKLAAS! FUNDRAISER

    You Are Invited to a uniquely creative Community Party to raise much needed funds so Sinterklaas can return to Rhinebeck this year.

    Saturday, September 25, 5:00-8:00pm

    Zen Dog Cafe, Rhinebeck

    Join friends. Listen to live music with The Ben Senterfit Trio. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres from Zen Dog’s kitchen. Cash bar. Plus a Live Auction!

    See the Sinterklaas Community STAR created right before your eyes under the leadership of Michael Lalicki and some of our community’s most talented artists.

    Help Align the STARS: Sinterklaas is underfunded this year and we all need to help raise the STARS: $40 per person; $75 per couple.

    Space is limited.
    MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW:
    http://www.sinterklaasrhinebeck.com/news.php
    You can also call 845.876.6880

  10. Mid Hudson Larreynaga Sister City Benefit Dance

    Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm
    Church of the Messiah Parish Hall
    6436 Montgomery Street
    Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    Live Latino Dance Music provided by the wonderful sounds of “Cuboricua.” Refreshments will be provided. The cost is $20 per person.

    The proceeds from this dance are dedicated to the needy children and village of our sister city in Larreynaga, Nicaragua. Anyone who brings a nonperishable food item to donate to the church food pantry will get a free door prize ticket.

    Sponsored by:
    -Mid Hudson Larreynaga Sister City
    http://www.mhsistercity.org
    -Dutchess Peace
    http://www.dutchesspeace.org

    Contact: 845-876-3779

  11. Hi!
    How great to have a local news source! Thank you!
    Could you please post this on the opening page if possible:

    Free Tree Pruning Workshop in Rhinebeck

    There will be a free tree pruning workshop on Sunday, Oct. 24 (raindate 10/31), starting at 1 PM, at the Lions’ Club Mini-Park in Rhinebeck. This event is sponsored by the Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission, and taught by one of its members, Nicholas Doyle, a certified arborist. Participants will learn about tree pruning and then have guided practice on Village trees. This is an easy way to learn important pruning skills to use on trees at home. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Participants are asked to dress for the weather, and wear warm, flexible gloves. Bring sharp pruning shears, pruning saws and/or loppers if possible.

    Email tmac1337@gmail.com or call 876-8841 for more information.

  12. Please share this event that is on Sunday:

    3rd Annual Craft Fair Benefit for Sinterklaas!

    Handmade Local Crafts and Art plus Live Music.
    Join us for holiday gift shopping. Or find something special for yourself! Local Artisans include Jewelry Makers, Weavers, Knitters, Painters, Photographers, Potters, Woodworkers, Holiday Gift Makers, AND MORE! Plus you can support Sinterklaas! when you buy: Raffle Shirts, Illuminated Stars, and Buttons

    WHERE: Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 Market St. Across from the Municipal Parking Lot.

  13. Could you add the Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange Program to your list of organizations? We are a music & cultural student exchange with the town of Rheinbach Germany that was started in 1978. We’d love to be included on your site.

    Thanks,
    Kelley

  14. The Rhinebeck Choral Club, under the direction of Charles E. Kelley and accompanied by Geralyn Ely, will be performing their 2010 Holiday Concert, with a special portion highlighting the men of the Rhinebeck Choral Club, featuring tenor soloist Ryan Doughty. The Guest artists will be, the 6th to 8th grade, LaGrange Middle School Chimechoir.

    The performances will be:

    Saturday, December 11th, at 8 p.m., at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium, 45 North Plank Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    Sunday, December 12th , at 3 p.m., at the Arlington Reformed Church, 22 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12603; located at the corner of Raymond Avenue and the East Bound Arterial (44/55 ).

    Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students

    For More information visit http://www.rhinebeckchoralclub.org or call 845-876-7838

  15. Please add the following to your postings:

    Boy Scout Troop 128
    Pancake Breakfast
    8AM – Noon
    February 6 and March 6
    American Legion Post 429
    Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck

    All you can eat breakfast!
    Adults $5/$6
    Children $2
    Under 6 free

  16. “It takes real passion to play music and if you’ve got it, we want it!”

    Hudson Valley Youth Wind Ensembles

    ENROLLING NOW!
    Spring Semester starts Feb. 6 & 7

    VIVACE & MAESTRO Ensembles available for student musicians
    Join the fun & take your playing to the next level.

    SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL!

    http://www.HVYWE.com

  17. Changing the Way We Eat: Live Webcast of TED event at Omega Institute

    This Saturday, February 12, there is a TED conference in Manhattan called Changing the Way We Eat. It’s being webcast live and Omega is hosting a viewing party in our Cafe. The talks go from 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., with breaks, but you can join us for any part of the day. Come listen with others who are interested in sustainable food & sustainable food systems.

    For more details, please check out the following links:

    http://tedxmanhattan.org/
    http://www.facebook.com/eOmega.org?v=app_2344061033

  18. ANNUAL CLINTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY BOOK SALE FEBRUARY 25TH-27TH
    Clinton Community Library offers up an Early Bird Special on February 25th

    February 10, 2011- Rhinebeck, NY Although the Clinton Community Library’s mailing address bears the mailing address of Rhinebeck, NY make no mistake that it is the heart and soul of the Town of Clinton. The Town of Clinton residents have enjoyed this comfortable and cozy library for more than 40 years. The library offers a broad complement of community programming including a book discussion group (Monday Night Club), adult computer training, and a monthly movie night. It provides children’s programming throughout the year including weekly preschool story hour, a monthly program for home schoolers, and three weeks of summer day camp free to residents. But the highlight of the year is the Annual Book Sale. This years book sale will have a few added attractions. The newly formed “Friends of Clinton Community Library” will share in duties of organising the books, CD’s, DVD’s and offer assistance to book buyers throughout the weekend. A giant walk thru bird cage filled with children’s books will attract the young readers, as well as a quiet play and story time to keep the youngest occupied while Mom and Dad or Grandma and Grandpa shop. Baked goods will also be for sale throughout the weekend, the proceeds from the bake sale will support the library’s “Battle of the Books” team in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program.

    Friday, February 25th 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm, will feature an Early Bird Special: a $10 donation will get you first dibs on the sale plus complimentary light refreshments. There is no admission fee for the remainder of the sale. Saturday, February 26th hours are from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Sunday , February 27th from 11:59am – 2:59pm is The Bountiful Book Sale, a brown bag may be purchased for $5 and be filled up with as many books as possible.

    The Clinton Community Library is located on the Clinton Town Hall Campus at 1215 Centre Road Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

    attached promotional flyer: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31175270&l=1a1affdf9b&id=1309359464

  19. Music and Art Without Borders for Doctors Without Borders

    Date/Time: Sunday April 3rd, 2011 · 4pm – 9pm
    Location: Bull and Buddha, 319 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY
    (845) 337-4848

    Bull and Buddha invites you to celebrate, fundraise and spread awareness on a special evening honoring Doctors Without Borders.

    Silent Art Auction, Appetizers, Raffles, Wine Tasting, and Short Documentaries

    Live Bands:
    The Big Takeover
    Adir LC and the Fairweather Friend
    One Step West
    MBMA

    $15 per ticket in advance. $20 at the door. Cash bar.

    To purchase tickets, go to http://maawb.chipin.com/music-and-art-without-borders or contact musicandartevent@gmail.com for more information.

  20. Parents Invited to CISPE General Meeting Regarding Upcoming School Budget

    An Open Invitation to all Parents! Please join us for a General Meeting of CISPE – Community in Support of Public Education – a community-led group of parents building awareness of the needs of the Rhinebeck Central School District , its families, students, teachers and administrators. We are actively involved in supporting improvements to the schools, encouraging voting on school budgets, and in disseminating accurate information on the budget, referenda and other publicly funded educational items. CISPE has been working with the Rhinebeck community since 2001.

    This year’s budget talks are underway and community involvement is essential! Come to a meeting and learn more about how CISPE can help you be heard and how you can help work positively with our schools.

    Day and evening meetings for your convenience!

    Meeting Location: Rhinebeck Town Hall , 80 E. Market Street (corner of Center Street )

    Dates: Tuesday, March 8th at 10:00am – AND – Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00pm

    Any questions, please contact Pat Sexton at PLSexton@aol.com

  21. Stissing House Restaurant Kicks Off Literary Series With Michael Korda’s Best Selling Book Hero: Life And Legend Of Lawrence Of Arabia

    Stissing House Restaurant will debut a new literary series with Michael Korda discussing his critically-acclaimed definitive biography of T. E. Lawrence, Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia. Korda will discuss T.E. Lawrence’s life, separating fact from legend, and examine the impact of Lawrence’s activities on modern politics in the Middle East and on world history. Korda will also examine Lawrence’s vision: plans that, had they been carried through, might have prevented the hatred and bloodshed that have become ubiquitous in the region.

    WHEN: Saturday April 9, 2011 5:30 – 7:00 PM

    WHERE Stissing House
    7801 South Main Street
    Pine Plains, NY 12567
    stissinghouse.com

    COST: Free

    RSVP: Call 518-398-8800 or email stissinghouse@gmail.com

  22. I’ve tried to submit an announcement for the Frost Memorial Fund a few times, but am unsure if it’s getting through. Are there any restrictions on the syntax in the message? Can you let me know if you have received a message regarding the Frost Memorial Fund deadline for grant applications?

    Thank you.

  23. Frost Memorial Fund Announcement
    Deadline for Grant Proposals – March 31st

    Frost Memorial Fund welcomes grant proposals for programs that benefit charities in the Village and Town of Rhinebeck. The deadline for submission of grant proposals is March 31, 2011. Please consult the Grants section of the FMF website to view and download the grant guidelines and application.

    Frost Memorial Fund, Inc., founded by the late Barbara V. Frost and Benson R. Frost, Jr., is a private foundation that awards grants to non-profit organizations, with particular attention to civic and charitable endeavors in the Village and Town of Rhinebeck, New York.

    Board of Directors

    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

  24. 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 author of At Hell’s Gate: A Soldier’s Journey from War to Peace.

    A Vietnam veteran, Thomas witnessed horrifying cruelty, narrowly escaped death on multiple occasions, and was responsible for the deaths of many people. After the war he turned to meditation and mindfulness practice, studying in the monastery of Thich Nhat Hanh, to help him “make peace with the unpeacefulness” of war and its legacy. Join us for this public talk and hear about one soldier’s journey to end suffering for himself and others.

    “We who have fought in war know intimately about life and death.
    We who have been wounded by war—physically, psychologically, and
    spiritually—need to come together in order to support each other.”
    —Claude AnShin Thomas

    No registration is required.

    Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.

    http://bit.ly/cyxMTN
    800.944.1001

  25. 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 seeds. Have plants divided in containers, labeled with name and basic planting instructions. We will also be swapping all garden related items — garden books, magazines, tools, hoses, garden art, containers and pots.

    We will also be offering arts & crafts for children, a raffle by 10% Challenge Red Hook, information on local “green” resources and a volunteer potluck lunch. Feel free to bring something to share.

    If you are available to help or need more information please contact us at tivoliprograms@gmail.com or 845-757-3771.

  26. I’d like to announce the RCC’s Spring Concert dates:

    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 14, 2001 8:00 PM at the Church of the Messiah Parish Hall, Montgomery Street (corner of US Route 9 and Chestnut Street), Rhinebeck, NY, and Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:00 PM at the New Beginnings Church of Poughkeepsie, 35 DeGarmo Road, Poughkeepsie, NY.

    Featured will be music of American composers, such as Foster, Porter, Ellington, Copland, and Gershwin, plus other great composers. Also featured will be solos by members of the Choral Club.

    Our Director is Charles Kelley of Poughkeepsie and our Accompanist is Geralyn Ely.

    Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students.

    For any other information, please visit http://www.rhinebeckchoralclub.org/ or call 845-453-4774 or 845-876-7838.

  27. Health and Wellness for Life Expo coming up on Saturday, June 4th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Featured speaker is Joy Bauer, Today Show health and nutrition expert at 2:30 with book-signing to follow. Other speakers include Roufia Payman, Nutrition expert at Northern Dutchess Hospital at 1:00, Orthopedic Associates at 1:30, The Healthy Place at 2:00. There will be lots of other educational demonstrations and information from the leading health & wellness experts in our area. Admission is free!
    Gold sponsor: DC Fairgrounds, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Orthopedic Associates of DC, The Healthy Place.
    Silver sponsors: Healing Arts Center of Red Hook, Hudson Valley CrossFit, Hudson Valley Structural Integration, Immune Formulation 200 GPS, Innerlight Health Spa, IXL Health & Fitness Club, Palmiter Benefits Group, Rhinebeck Chiropractic, Rhinebeck Eye Care, WellCare Health Plan.

  28. Local Talent Tuesday at Tivoli Free Library

    JUNE 14th at 7:00pm

    Local author Tommy Zurhellen reads excerpts from his newly released book Nazareth, North Dakota. Author reception to follow.

    Please join us!

    86 Broadway
    Tivoli, NY 12583
    845.757.3771

  29. Northern Dutchess Day Care Center, a not-for-profit agency in Rhinebeck will be operating Summer Sensations Day Camp again this year. The camp will be held from June 27 through Sept. 2 at the Baptist Home on Rt 308 in Rhinebeck. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed on July 4th. The camp, established in 1997, was set up as an intergenerational program between the campers and the residents of the Baptist Home.

    Activities include arts and crafts, board games, field games and activities with the residents twice a week. Special events are planned for the summer; for example, “Halloween in July”, “Beach Party” in August, Rescue Dog Day, International Flag and Food Festival, Tie Dye T-Shirt day and more. Children return year after year for a fun filled summer! The staff have worked at the
    camp, as well as for the other programs that Northern Dutchess Day offers for many years and we have found that parents like the idea of continuity of care for their children. The staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Camp rates are $160 for a full week or part time slots are available at $45/day.

    For more information about Summer Sensations, the Executive Director can be reached at 845-876-2063 or nddcc@yahoo.com.

  30. IMPROV NATION — Tonight Only — Friday, June 10th – 7:30pm at Rhinebeck HS Auditorium

    Saturday Night Live alumna Denny Dillon and 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
    Improvisation at its best! Audience suggestions make the show!

    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.

  31. Would you be willing to post this information about an event at the elementary school on Wed night? Thanks in advance.

    The Rhinebeck Eco-Initiative Open House is coming to Chacellor!

    Here’s a chance to learn about the school district’s ecosystem from student experts

    Wednesday, June 15th from 6-8pm, Chancellor Livingston Elementary School

    Free ice cream!

    •Build a rain barrel
    •Learn how to measure your electricity use
    •Find out what lives in the schoolyard
    •Make a compost bin
    •Try local food
    •View & make recycled art
    •View student projects
    •Talk to local experts
    •Take home free plants

    •Recycle your e-waste!

    Join Rhinebeck’s children to discover what they have been working on with their teachers and Cary Institute educators during Year Two of the Rhinebeck Eco-Initiative.

  32. Hi! Would you mind posting for the Library? Thanks!!

    TIVOLI FREE LIBRARY SUMMER READING KICK OFF!

    Please save Wednesday, July 6th @6:00pm for a night of dinner and drumming!

    In keeping with our Summer Reading Program theme, One World, Many Stories, we invite each family to please bring a dish, snack, dessert or drink to share that best represents your family’s heritage.

    After dinner, we are honored to have Elena Mosley from Kuumba Dance & Drum (Hudson, NY)
    lead us in a family drumming workshop. Plan on learning a move or two!!

    Have a drum? Bring it! If not, we will have plenty to share.

    Please help us fill our third floor with beautiful music and delicious eatsfrom around the world…

    The Summer Reading Program not only promotes literacy but also enhances our local community by allowing us to host unique events. This event was funded in part by a
    2011 Mid Hudson Library System Summer Reading Program Mini-Grant.

    It is FREE & open to the public and suitable for all ages….everyone is invited ~ please spread the word!

    TIVOLI FREE LIBRARY
    86 Broadway, 3rd Fl
    Tivoli, NY 12583

  33. FOUND DOG – small breed beige and white male – on East Market Street in Rhinebeck – dog warden notified – yet will keep dog at my house – please call 876 -6637. Name is on tag and discoonnected #.

  34. Tivoli Free Libray ~ 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

    Tuesday, July 19th @ 6:30pm ~ “Let’s Go to Mexico with The Butterfly Guy”

    Please join us with our guide, Jerry Schneider, a/k/a “The Butterfly Guy” as we take a look at the amazing Monarch migration to Mexico. We will see Monarch butterflies clustering by the thousands in Oyamel fir trees in the mountains of Michoacan, and learn why Monarchs come north every year only to return to Mexico in the fall. We invite you to create a t-shirt & have some ice cream after the presentation! (Children’s shirts, $4).

  35. Tivoli Free Library ~ 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

    Thursday, July 21@ 6:30pm – Japanese Flower Arranging & Tea Ceremony
    As part of our Beginner Meditation series, Bettina will be leading a Japanese Flower Arrangement Workshop. Join us for a talk on the Tea Ceremony and a hands on workshop on how to arrange the flowers for Chabana.
    Please bring flowers from your garden and a favorite vase.

    Bettina Mueller is the author of The World in a Bowl of Tea. She has been studying the Tea Ceremony since the early 1980’s and has built a tea house in her backyard in Tivoli. She also is leading the Beginner’s Mediation series at the library this summer. This is a FREE class but registration is required.
    You do not have to participate in the Meditation class to attend. All are welcome!

  36. Tivoli Free Library ~ 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

    Friday, July 22 @ 7:00pm – Family Movie Night

    Join us for an animated kids movie at the library! Kids are welcome to wear their PJs & bring teddy bears. Popcorn will be served!

  37. Tivoli Free Library ~ 86 Broadway, Tivoli, NY 12583

    Saturday, July 23rd @ 10:30am Yoga ~ Just for Moms

    Please join us as we come together for a special morning of yoga just for Moms. Jamie will lead a yoga class suitable for all levels ~ expectant mothers welcome – please bring a mat – tea served after class ~ Mothers of small children are especially encouraged to attend! Class by donation.

  38. The Village of Rhinebeck is asking all Village residents to be sure and take all necessary precautions to protect themselves and their neighbors from injury due to the effects of the impending storm. Items such as BBQ grills, garbage cans, signs, swingsets, bicycles, toys, picnic tables, lawn furniture, umbrellas, garden tools, flower pots, planters, hanging baskets etc. have the potential to become airborne and cause serious damage, injury or possibly death. Lets all police our property and join together to be sure everyone is safe. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Jim Reardon
    Mayor

  39. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT

    Jim Reardon

    Mayor

    845-876-7015

    The Village of Rhinebeck is asking for everyone’s help in conserving water. Mayor Jim Reardon states “The effects of hurricane Irene have led to some water main breaks. We were on the scene on Rhinecliff Rd last night Sunday the 28th until 11:00 pm repairing two leaks that lead into the hamlet of Rhinecliff. Water service to the hamlet was restored and people may notice some turbidity in their water which is common when there is a break. At this point we are still not seeing a significant recovery at the water storage tank so it appears we still have some unidentified leaks. We are making every effort to locate these leaks, but in the meantime we are asking the public to make every attempt to eliminate all unnecessary water usage”. Reardon goes on to state, “I want to assure everyone that the water is safe for consumption and if there is turbidity in the water simply let it run until it clears. Thank you to everyone for their cooperation”.

  40. August 31, 2011 8:00 am EST

    The Village of Rhinebeck has declared a water emergency. Mayor Jim Reardon stated today “Due to the high level of turbidity in the Hudson River caused by runoff from Hurricane Irene we have been experiencing a great degree of difficulty in processing the water. The treatment plant has been shutdown temporarily. At this time we are trucking water in so that we can keep the system functioning. However it is necessary to take emergency steps to conserve water”. All unnecessary usage should be eliminated. Ways to conserve water include not washing vehicles, watering lawns or gardens or running dishwashers unless they are completely full. Also if you have any leaks at faucets those should be repaired immediately. Reardon states “please understand that we need to have the system functional and able to supply water in case of fire and by taking the necessary steps now to conserve water we will be able to respond if an emergency situation arises. Once we are able to assume normal operations we will remove the restrictions. We thank everyone for their cooperation”.

  41. Please Post
    Aid to Private Homeowners

    Your local government is working to secure assistance to aid in relief for damages from Tropical Storm Irene.

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers assistance to private property owners who have been victim to the effects of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene.

    You can contact FEMA at phone 800 621-3362 http://www.disasterassistance.gov hearing impaired 800 462 7585

    Dutchess County http://www.rhinebeck-ny.gov/town-board/announcements/county-executive-press-release-dutchess-county-declared-disaster-area-apply

    All Town of Rhinebeck maintained roads are open. I want to praise the work of our Highway Department and Highway Superintendent Kathy Kinsella on there extraordinary commitment to our community and returning our roadways to the safe environment we need to live our lives.
    I also want to thank the commitment and dedication of the volunteers of our fire departments who have given so much to our community in our time of need.

    Thomas J Traudt
    Town Supervisor

  42. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT: Jim Reardon
    Mayor
    845-876-7015
    TO: The Rhinebeck community
    Re: Latest water update

    Please rest assured that we are working around the clock to address this issue. Our staff at the water department has been manning the plant 24 hrs a day all week long and we also have been in the field form sunup to sun down. We have identified problem areas and made repairs. At this point we are continuing to isolate areas of the system and use sound equipment to identify problems. As my previous press releases have stated we are asking people to continue to conserve water and the boil water order is in place until further notice. Once we have protected the integrity of the water distribution system then the County Health Department will begin sampling and testing the water and it will be their call as to when the boil water order is lifted. At this time we have no idea when that will be. When there is any further information available we will make it available to the public and encourage everyone to visit the Village website at http://www.rhinebecknyvillage.org for the latest up dates. While there please opt in to receive the latest Village information automatically. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult time.

  43. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT: Jim Reardon, Mayor
    845-876-7015

    September 3, 2011
    9:00 am

    Mayor Jim Reardon has announced “As of yesterday September 2, 2011 we were able to restore the integrity of the Rhinebeck Village water system. We were finally able to locate a major fracture in a water main in a creek crossing due to the effects of Hurricane Irene. Yesterday the water levels finally receded and the water had cleared enough for us to be able to locate this break. Once identified we were able to isolate this section of the main and after doing so we saw a marked increase in the level of our water storage tank and as of this morning the level had risen by 5.5 feet. The Dutchess County Department of Health along with the staff of our Water Department collected samples yesterday afternoon and evening and we are now awaiting the results of those tests. We are hopeful that by late this afternoon or early this evening we will have those results and that they prove the water is safe for consumption. If that is the case the Health Department will send a message once again through the rapid notification system which will call those within the system. Also there will be another media release such as this. The county has asked us to provide them with any feedback we can regarding the rapid notification system so we are asking that anyone that would like to share information please do so by going to our website at http://www.rhinebeckvillage.org and once there clicking on the contact us tab on the homepage. If you do not use a computer you may call us 876-7015 beginning Monday morning after 9:00 am. Also while on the website we urge you to opt in to our subscription service as this will allow us to keep you informed of all Village business. In light of the events surrounding Hurricane Irene it will be to everyone’s advantage to participate in this service and allow us to keep everyone informed in a quick concise manner. Thank you for you patience and cooperation.

  44. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT: Jim Reardon, Mayor
    September 3, 2011
    Time: 4:45 P.M.

    Mayor Jim Reardon has announced that the boil water order issued by the Dutchess County Department of Health has been lifted. Reardon states “due to the results of tested water samples there is no longer a need for the users of the Rhinebeck Village water system to boil their water before consumption. We have restored the integrity of the system and operations are now back to normal. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the community for their patience and cooperation during this most difficult time. Also I cannot say enough, how grateful I am to all the employees of the Rhinebeck Water Department, Highway Department and the Village Hall staff for their effort over the last week. Their hard work and dedication pulled us through these most trying events and I am proud to be associated with all of them. I once again would like to urge the people of our community to visit our website at http://www.rhinebeckvillage.org and to sign up and take advantage of our opt in feature that will allow us to keep them informed.

  45. Award Event to Honor Marilyn Hatch, Saturday, October 1, 2011, 2-4 PM
    A very special cocktail reception will be held at beautiful, historic Astor Courts at 189 River Road in Rhinebeck, to honor Marilyn Hatch for her achievements in historic preservation. The event is being sponsored by the Museum of Rhinebeck History. Funds raised will be used to pay for painting the exterior of the Quitman House, and for additional needed preservation-related improvements to that important historic site.
    Marilyn’s achievements in preservation are many, and go back to the 1960s when she and her husband restored an historic home on the south end of Rhinebeck. In 1970, she joined the Rhinebeck Historical Society, eventually serving as its President. She was a founding member of the Museum, and she remains one of its most important advisors. She has hung exhibits on Rhinebeck history and worked with the Museum in various fundraising capacities over the years.
    From the late Dorothy Greenough of Rhinebeck, Marilyn assumed the role of Chair of the House and Exhibits Committee of the Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 77 Livingston Street. She organized the effort to list 388 structures in the Village of Rhinebeck on the New York and National Registers of Historic Places and did the same for 44 sites in the Town of Rhinebeck. She led the very successful effort to preserve two of the oldest remaining structures in Rhinebeck, namely Quitman House (Stone Church Parsonage) and the Palatine Farmstead. She also laid the groundwork that led to the adoption by both the Town and Village of Rhinebeck of ordinances to protect historic structures.
    “Marilyn Hatch has exemplified the highest values and integrity in historic preservation in all the projects she has taken part in, be it as a chair, member, or interested community member”, said Steven Mann of Rhinebeck, former president of the Museum of Rhinebeck History and of the Dutchess County Historical Society. “Her knowledge and willingness to share it and her skills with the public make her a very unique and valued member of the Rhinebeck community. Much of our history would have been lost in the past decades without her. She is a treasure.”
    Tickets are available at $50 each, checks payable to the Museum of Rhinebeck History, to be mailed no later than September 26th to MRH, PO Box 816, Rhinebeck 12572. $35 of every ticket is tax deductible. Sponsors are still being accepted as well with a $100 minimum donation to be listed in the event program and may be mailed to the same address.
    Those with questions may call 876-6892 or email smann320@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

  46. Wurtemburg Book Unveiling, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 2:30 PM
    The Rev. Dr. Mark D. Isaacs, Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Wurtemburg will speak about his new book on the 250 year history of the church. The presentation and book signing ($25.00/book to be put towards the cost of publishing) will take place at the Quitman House, 7015 Route 9 in Rhinebeck, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, at 2:30 PM. The book includes a series of profiles of some of the influential ministers and families of the parish, including the Rev. Dr. Frederick Quitman. Also mentioned are the history of the Wurtemburg School, the Shed Association, the turkey suppers and other important traditions of this historic church. Following the talk, feel free to view the Wurtemburg exhibit inside the Museum.

  47. Progressive Dinner Sunday, September 18, 2011, 4-7 PM
    cosponsored by the Museum of Rhinebeck History and the Quitman Resource Center — The dinner will be held at 21 Chestnut Street in the Village of Rhinebeck and at a 65 Willowbrook Lane in the Town of Red Hook (which was part of Rhinebeck until 1812). Both sites will be open for tours for those attending. The appetizer and entrée will be served at a Colonial Revival style home at 21 Chestnut Street in Rhinebeck Village. This circa 1900 home served as the residence of the Frost family, first Benson, a well-known local attorney who was a friend of FDR and his local campaign organizer, and most recently his late daughter, Miss Barbara V. Frost, who had worked many years as a librarian and in her later years helped numerous local organizations in their efforts to document local history. Dessert will require a trip to Red Hook. The Martin family is associated with two homes in Red Hook, one of which is better known partly because of its highly visible location on Route 9, at the north end of the Village of Red Hook. Do not go there. The lesser known Martin House will be the site you want to find. After passing through the light at the intersection of Route 199 and Route 9 in the Village of Red Hook, continue north on 9 about 3/10th of a mile, pass by the first Martin House, then turn left on to Willowbrook Lane, and drive on a partially paved road for about 3/10 of a mile. The gem at the end was the home of Hendrick Marte. Built in the early 18th century, this stone house was likely built in three stages. The third floor dormer windows are a much later addition. The interior of the house includes a very special large ground-floor country kitchen that has been modernized yet retains its original open beams and a large open fireplace. Across the way there is a smaller room with an original beehive oven for baking. And adjacent to both rooms is a lovely Dutch door leading out to the old-fashioned “dooryard” and former stone well which is now incorporated into a patio setting. The landscaping to the rear of the house was designed by the same woman who designed a lot of the “landscaping” along the Taconic Parkway’s original blueprint. (We repeat: This Martin house is not to be confused with the other Martin House visible from Route 9 slightly north of the former IGA.)
    Tickets for the Progressive Dinner are $40, or $35 if payment is received by September 10. Make checks payable to QRC and mail them to Brenda Klaproth, 132 East Market St, Rhinebeck 12572. ($15 of every ticket is tax-deductible.) Ticket sales are limited to 100. For further information, call 845-876-2436, or email bklaproth@ymail.com.

  48. From Supervisor Tom Traudt & Mayor Jim Reardon: To memorialize the nearly 3,000 lives lost 10 years ago, please gather in front of Rhinebeck Town Hall at 8:30 a.m. this Sunday, September 11, 2011. The Rhinebeck Fire Department will serve refreshments after the ceremony. Please spread the word to all Rhinebeck residents…

  49. Could you please post for Tivoli Free Library? Thank you!!!

    SPECIAL EVENT AT THE TIVOLI FREE LIBRARY ~

    September 14th @ 7:00pm – Local Poetry Reading w/Lea Graham

    Please join us as Lea Graham reads from her new book of poetry. Book signing to follow.

    Lea Graham is the author of the chapbook, Calendar Girls (above/ground Press). Her poems, translations, collaborations, reviews and articles have been published in or are forthcoming in journals such as Notre Dame Review, American Poetry Journal, American Letters & Commentary, The Capilano Review, and Shadow Train. Her work was included in two recent anthologies, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry in the 21st Century and The Bedside Guide to the No Tell Motel – 2nd Floor. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

  50. Inside Job: Free film Screening

    Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 pm
    Rhinebeck Town Hall
    80 East Market Street

    “Inside Job” provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

    Presented by the Real Majority Project and Dutchess Peace
    .
    Contact: joeltyner@earthlink.net

    Thanks, Fred Nagel

  51. Please post:

    Launch Party for UNITED STATES LIGHTHOUSES: Illustrated Map & Guide
    Celebrate with Rhinebeck publisher Bella Terra Publishing!

    Lecture on U.S. lighthouse history & mapmaking at 2:30, followed by reception. Maps & watercolor prints of Hudson River lighthouses will be available for sale.

    Sunday, Sept. 25, 2:00-4:00pm
    Beacon Institute Gallery
    199 Main St., Beacon NY 12508

    ALL WELCOME – FREE
    http://www.bellaterramaps.com
    Contact: sales@bellaterramaps.com

  52. HUDSON RIVER HERITAGE PLANS 23rd ANNUAL COUNTRY SEATS TOUR
    “HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY FARMS AND HOMES” IS THEME FOR OCTOBER 15th EVENT

    Hudson River Heritage will stage its 23rd annual Country Seats Tour on Oct. 15, 2011 and will feature six historic Hudson Valley farms. The self-driving tour will also feature an option for a box lunch at Clermont.

    The following properties will be included on this year’s tour:
    Kross Creek Farm, Clinton
    The Locusts, Staatsburg
    Cedar Heights Orchard, Rhinebeck
    Willow Brook Farm (The Hendrik Martin House), Red Hook
    The Ridge, Upper Red Hook
    Clermont, Clermont

    Hudson River Heritage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the unique character of the mid-Hudson Valley’s historic architecture, rural landscapes, and scenic views through education, advocacy and community involvement.

    For tickets and more information please visit the HRH website at hudsonriverheritage.org or call 845-876-2474.

  53. Mid Hudson Larreynaga Sister City Benefit Dance

    Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 pm
    Church of the Messiah Parish Hall
    6436 Montgomery Street
    Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    Live Latino Dance Music provided by the wonderful sounds of “Cuboricua.” Live dance demonstrations, door prizes, and light refreshments will be provided. The cost is $20 per person.

    The proceeds from this dance are dedicated to the needy children of our sister city, Larreynaga, Nicaragua. Anyone who brings a nonperishable food item to donate to the church food pantry will get a free door prize ticket. Reservations are suggested.

    Sponsored by:
    -Mid Hudson Larreynaga Sister City
    http://www.mhsistercity.org
    -Dutchess Peace
    http://www.dutchesspeace.org
    -The Church of the Messiah
    http://www.rhinebeck-episcopal.org

  54. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT: Jim Reardon
    845-876-7015

    September 30, 2011

    The Village of Rhinebeck recently completed a sidewalk installation project on Knollwood Road that leads to the Chancellor Livingston School. The project included the installation of over 400 linear feet of new concrete sidewalk. Mayor Jim Reardon announced today “ the Village Board members are extremely pleased to have completed this project which provides for a safe pedestrian zone for the children traveling to and from the elementary school”. This area is a twisting, winding, heavily traveled section of roadway that had no sidewalk which necessitated the children walking on the shoulder of the roadway. Now they walk on an elevated sidewalk that has a buffer median between them and the vehicle traffic. Funding was provided for when the Knollwood Properties development went through review at the Planning Board level. Reardon states “ as a Board our primary concern is the health and safety of our community and by completing this sidewalk we have taken a big step to provide for public safety”.

  55. On Sunday, October 9 (11-1pm) a local group of musicians known as the Pamelech Klezmer Orkester will be performing at the Rhinebeck Farmer’s Market. The orkester is a lively and inventive, modern-day gathering of klemorim, hailing from villages as near and far as Eastern Rhinebekistan and Northern Red Hookistan. Check them out online (pamelechklezmer.wordpress.com) and live at the market! (Wear your dancing shoes.)

  56. Could you please post this information about our upcoming meeting? It is our 1st meeting in preparation for the Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange Program’s trip to Germany next summer. Thanks very much!

    The next Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange trip to Germany will take place in July of 2012!

    The Exchange is an opportunity for high school students in our area to spend two weeks with a host family in Germany and see how people in another part of the world live. Two weeks in Germany can’t be measured in days alone. Living in another country and performing music in historic venues where masters like Beethoven lived is an experience only dreamed of by most people. You will only be gone a short while, but the memories will last a lifetime. In addition to performing while on the Exchange, you’ll spend your days sightseeing, exploring the region of Rheinbach, with day trips to Bonn and Cologne, visits to medieval castles and walled cities, and a cruise down the scenic Rhine River. You’ll gain firsthand experience of another culture, learn more about yourself and your country, and make lifelong friends. The following summer, a German student will live with you for two weeks and participate in daily activities in our region planned by the Exchange.

    If you sing or play a musical instrument, you may be eligible to participate. The Exchange is open to all high school students (including 2012 graduates), as well as middle school students who have completed the eighth grade by June 2012. All Exchange students and adult chaperones participate in our chorus and/or band.

    Since its founding in 1977, over 2,000 students and 800 families have participated in the Exchange, sharing their music, culture and friendship.

    Come and find out about the Exchange and see if it’s right for you! Our annual meeting and 2012-2013 Exchange kickoff will be held on:

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Rhinebeck High School Auditorium

    45 North Park Road

    Rhinebeck, New York

    7:00 PM

    We hope to see you there!


    Rhinebeck-Rheinbach Exchange Program

  57. Please post on the calander, Chris Chestney, Rhinebeck Lions Club, 453-5400 -cell

    Rhinebeck Lions Club Annual (Free) Thanksgiving Feast
    The Rhinebeck Lions Club will be delivery complete Thanksgiving Dinners to anyone in Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Tivoli, Milan or Clinton Corners.
    Last year the volunteers delivered 112 meals throughout the region. The home cooked meal will be prepared by members of the Lions Club and volunteers from the community. The only “need” for this meal is the desire to enjoy turkey and all the fixings. Volunteers will deliver the meals Thanksgiving day around 11 AM.
    For further information or to make a reservation email Chris Chestney, chris@dapsonchestney.com, or call 876-3620. Please leave your name and phone number.

  58. Hello,

    Could you please post about The Rhinebeck Science Foundation’s 4th Annual Discovery Festival this week? Details below.

    Thanks,

    Andrew Schulkind

    RSF’s 4th Annual Discovery Festival
    October 29, 2011
    10am to 2pm
    Rhinebeck High School

    This year’s theme is S.M.Art: Science Makes Art, and we have a full slate of fun activities exploring the science behind the arts.

    There will be activities geared to K-2 kids as well as older kids straight up through high school. (Grown-ups will have a great time, too. Guaranteed.)

    Don’t forget to bring your web-enabled smartphones and handhelds (iPod Touch, iPad, etc.) to participate in S.M.Art TV – make your own TV pilot.

    • Make a movie and explore the magic of green screen technology and computer animation
    • Watch Solas an Lae dancers tap out the rhythm of the dance
    • Create Jackson Pollock-style artwork with a paint ball gun
    • Get a team together and run the arts obstacle course
    • Learn color theory
    • And much more!

    Be there Saturday October 29, 2011 from 10am to 2pm at Rhinebeck High School to experience all the fun.

  59. Tending to Your Ending

    Come share in this taboo-breaking exploration of the end of life’s journey. Cut through the confusion and overwhelm so you can plan in a way that deeply honors your truth. Topics include:
    -issues and opitons in end-of-life planning
    -beliefs, values and personal preferences
    -advance healthcare planning
    -emotional challenges
    -protecting personal interests
    -communicating effectively
    -preparing an ethical will
    what to do when death comes

    Facilitated by Judith Johnson, PhD and Laurie Schwartz, MA who have decades of combined expertise in dealing with end-of-life issues.

    Cost: $80/person including a half hour followup support call.

    Dates & Locations:
    Rhinebeck The Starr Library Sunday, November 6, 2011
    Saugerties Miriam’s Well Saturday, November 12, 2011
    Woodstock Enchanted Manor Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Time: Registration: 12:45 pm. Sessions from 1:00-5:00 pm.

    Please RSVP by email or phone ASAP since space is limited.
    laurie@havingityourway.com 914 466 5763
    or judith@havingityourway.com 845 516 5044

    Visit us on Facebook: Tending to Your Ending

  60. On Sunday, November 20th, the third annual Artisan Faire will be held at the Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 E. Market Street from 10 to 4. This amazing combination of craft fair and art exhibit will feature unique items for sale (perfect gift shopping well ahead of the holidays), and funds raised make the Rhinebeck SINTERKLAAS celebration possible. Live music and tasty treats are also part of the festivities. Free to attend. Artists interested in having a table contact sinterjoanne@gmail.com

  61. To Whom It May Concern:

    I’m interested in adding a event post to the Rhinebeck Community Forum calendar. How do I go about doing that. It is for a Food Drive next week.

    Please email me or give me a call at 876-1157
    Celeste

  62. We would like to post the following art event taking place this coming Friday and Saturday in Rhinebeck to which one and all are invited.

    FRIDAY, NOV. 18 (4–9)
    SATURDAY, NOV. 19 (10–6)

    THE GROUP HOLIDAY SALE

    DELAMATER CONFERENCE CENTER of the BEEKMAN ARMS
    RHINEBECK, NEW YORK

    ethel berger – paper
    frank dobai- wood
    beverly eichenlaub – fused glass jewelry
    stephen fabrico – ceramic designs
    amy r. farrell – block print cards
    grace gunning – metal work
    lynne james- clay
    brad kato – stoneware
    sally lyon – pearls
    gretchen lytle – weaving & knitting
    annette mackrel – felted & beaded jewelry
    melissa martin – repurposed wool
    martin-matthewson – jewelry
    cynthia nelson – decorative tiles
    hannah niswonger – ceramics
    tom stoenner – blown glass
    laura wilensky – ceramics
    mary ann williams – basketry

  63. 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

  64. We would like to announce upcoming concerts for Cappella Festiva this Friday and Sunday. Thank you.

    Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir Concerts

    Things Sacred, or Things Profane

    Friday, November 18,2011, 8:00 PM
    Lyall Memorial Federated Church
    West Maple Ave., Millbrook, NY

    Sunday, November 20,2011, 7:30 PM
    Christ Episcopal Church
    Academy & Barclay Streets, Poughkeepsie, NY

    Tickets $15 gen. Admission; $12 Sr. Citizens; $5 Students
    call 845-853-7765 or visit http://www.cappellafestiva.org

  65. Please share the following (and thanks so much for this blog –I love finding it each morning!)

    Sinterklaas 2011 Festivities are about to begin. Get the complete schedule and plan you time! Online [http://www.sinterklaasrhinebeck.com/calendar.php] and now the PROGRAM BOOKLET is available at Winter Sun & Summer Moon and The Rhinebeck Department Store.

    Saturday November 26!!!!
    Sinterklaas will arrive by tugboat in Rhinecliff. Arrive early (3:30pm) so you don’t miss a thing (The Grumpus Gauntlet and Dancing, the brass band, and, of course, the Arrival). Join the procession that culminates at the Rhinecliff Hotel for more music, dance and a performance of St. George and the Dragon.

    This year we have extra parking plus a shuttle from the lot!

  66. The Corporation: Free film Screening
    Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 pm
    Crafted Kup
    44 Raymond Ave
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

    Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, “The Corporation” explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, “The Corporation” is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Winner at Sundance Film Festival. -145 min-
    Due to the length of the film, there will be no audience discussion at the end. This is part of the “Give Peace a Film” series and there is no admission charge, although a collection will be taken for Occupy Poughkeepsie.

    Sponsored by: Dutchess Peace
    Contact: 845 876-7906

  67. Hi there,

    We’ve got a flyer about an e-waste recycling (computers, fax machines, TVs, etc.) this Saturday 3/3 at RHS. How can I forward you the PDF (it’s small) for posting on the Forum?

    Thanks,

    Andrew

  68. Dear Rhinebeck Community Forum,

    We are local business owners and understand the importance of a flourishing business community. That’s why we and the entire Rhinebeck Village Board of Trustees have worked so hard over these past two years making improvements to benefit Rhinebeck merchants and business owners. These improvements have also enhanced the quality of life for our residential community. Here are some of our accomplishments:

    • Improved safety and attractiveness of municipal parking lot by repaving, installing modern lighting system, and adding solar-powered trash compactors to decrease litter;

    • Established the Rhinebeck Pedestrian Task Force which has developed plans for sidewalk improvement and safe routes to schools.

    • Acquired $15,000 grant for two new business district crosswalks, scheduled for installation this spring;

    • Improved traffic flow by working with NY DOT on improvements to Mill and Market Street intersection. Renovations to be installed this spring will include new signage and traffic signals;

    • Developed plans for new Village police station to improve public safety for our residents and visitors, and to better serve our business district;

    • Worked with our Tree Commission to make Rhinebeck an official Tree City USA;

    • Established capital improvement plans for water and waste water, ensuring the implementation of important operational upgrades;

    • Negotiated more than $1M savings for waste water ratepayers;

    • Established a Finance and Controls Committee to manage spending and save taxpayers money;

    • Implemented new Rhinebeck Village website with email notification component to
    improve communication and access to public documents (www.RhinebeckVillage.org).

    There is still much more to do. Improving road drainage and making West Market Street more attractive for business is a top priority. With your support, we can continue to address critical infrastructure improvements with responsible fiscal strategies. We look forward to working closely with the entire business and residential community in our continued effort to make Rhinebeck a great place to shop, dine, work, and live.
    Please feel free to contact us anytime. Your ideas and suggestions are always welcome. And, we have an informative video airing on Panda Channel 23 beginning March 3 http://www.pandatv23.org/schedule. We are excited about continuing to serve you!

    Sincerely,

    Brant Neuneker Terry Gipson
    Rhinebeck Village Trustee Rhinebeck Village Trustee
    BNeuneker@frontiernet.net Terry@GipsonDesignGroup.com
    845-224-9058 917-834-5432

  69. March 7, 2012

    While reading about the candidates running for the Village of Rhinebeck Board on March 20th, I noticed Brant Neuneker wants to re-negotiate the cable franchise with Time Warner. This is a very serious matter that All the people in the Villages and Towns of Rhinebeck, Red Hook and Tivoli need to be aware of.

    Around 1998 the Northern Dutchess Cable Franchise Board was asked to review the franchise agreements between the Towns & Villages of Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Tivoli and TCI Cable. TCI was negotiating with AT&T and Time Warner to swap franchises in America. Many municipalities including Rhinebeck refused to agree.

    The Village of Rhinebeck had the strongest contract, guaranteeing it remain in the top percent of technology, receive maximum franchise fees and TCI could not merge, sell or swap the franchise, without permission. Out of hundreds of municipalities, the Village of Rhinebeck was able to stand up to these three giants. Rhinebeck, with the help of a well known DC law firm, successfully negotiated high speed internet ten years before TCI planned to introduce it.

    The Village of Rhinebeck has one of the strongest franchise agreements in the United States. Time Warner has been trying to re-negotiate the contract for years. I urge the Village Board not to be temped to negotiate with one of the world’s largest companies. The New York Public Service Commission automatically renews cable franchise agreements every 6 months and does revenue audits free.

    Sincerely,

    Mike Collins

  70. FACTS FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGE OF RHINEBECK

    On March 20, 2012 the voters of the Village of Rhinebeck will be charged with selecting two individuals to represent them for the next two years by voting in the Village elections. This is our Democratic process at work.

    For the record I am a registered Republican. Over the last several years I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Wayne Rifenburgh (Republican), Howard Traudt (Independent), Terry Gibson (Democrat) and Brant Neuneker (Democrat). This board has been a very cohesive, practical, thoughtful, hardworking group of individuals that has only one desire and that is to do the job we were asked to do, work for our community. We do not have the time nor the energy to let political affiliation enter into our decision making process. We are here to get the job done, period.

    In January the Rhinebeck Republican party invited me to a committee meeting, asked my opinion about the upcoming election and I clearly stated that I was in full support of Terry Gibson and Brant Neuneker for all of the aforementioned reasons. The Republican Party has exercised their right and has mounted a campaign in opposition. I fully recognize their right to do so and I applaud Knick Staley and Brenda Klaproth for their willingness to seek public office and work for their community.

    However I do take issue with the way they have elected to mount their campaign. They have chosen to mount a campaign that has been critical of the job that the Village Board has done and has been based on a distortion of the truth and misinformation. The reason for this post is to provide the voters in the Village of Rhinebeck with facts and to point out inconsistencies that will allow them to make a decision based on reality.

    In a letter to the editor that appears on the back of a campaign palm card dated February 25, 2012 Mr. Staley states “the purchase of the home (14 Center Street) adjacent to the Village municipal building and fire house was a wise thing to do to allow for future expansion. However, the construction of an additional building, behind Village Hall, for the sole use of the Village Police, is not a prudent decision and should be deferred. This decision should be given further study and allow for citizen input”.

    “The original idea was to put an addition on the Village Building to house our police. This would save money in construction cost and no additional water and sewer hookups would be necessary. Also maintaining a second building would be more expensive than maintaining one. While housing cost has gone down, new construction has gone up. Building anything in these economic times is not a good idea. Albany is encouraging consolidation of services in our local governments and this should be considered in the Village and Town of Rhinebeck”.

    “Village Hall is not a good place for our Fire Department. Getting emergency vehicles out of the Village is neither easy nor safe. Moving the fire station outside of the Village should be considered. This building might also house our police and maybe even the NYS Police who are looking for a new home in Rhinebeck. In this way the Village could share the economic expense of this project. Village Hall would be available for other municipal use, perhaps including bathrooms with access from the outside for the public”.
    All the above are exact quotes of Mr. Staley and are in writing. They are his opinions and he certainly is entitled to them.

    In an article that appeared in the February 29, 2012 Hudson Valley News Mr. Staley then says he “would like to see the village fire department currently located on the first floor of Village Hall moved into a new emergency center which would be shared with the New York State Police. According to Staley the State Police are looking to move out of their current location on Rt 9 and sharing a building would be more cost effective because the cost to build a new emergency center could be recouped through the village’s lease agreement with the state. This move Staley says would free up the lower level of Village Hall which could be used by the village police force. He says it would also enhance safety because emergency vehicles would no longer have to pull out onto Market Street which is often heavily trafficked”. Again all exact quotes of Mr. Staley and again he is entitled to his opinion.

    Sorry but I just can’t get my hands around this. I will counter with the following which are factual.

    None of the current village board members held office when 14 Center Street was purchased.
    The village board at that time purchased it with the intent of converting it to a police station (the original idea).
    Mr. Staley’s running mate Brenda Klaproth was a member of the village board when it was purchased so if he asks her she can confirm that.
    Mr. Staley contradicts himself by saying building anything in these times is not a good idea yet he proposes to do exactly that, build a public safety building.
    He also contradicts himself by saying we should not maintain a second building. Again he proposes to do exactly that.
    Contradiction number three no water and sewer hookups, I do not care what you build you need water and you need sewage disposal.
    Village Hall in not a good place for our Fire Department? The Rhinebeck Fire Department has been housed in the current municipal building since it was constructed and dedicated in 1971. Apparently it was a good idea then. I have been on the board since 2007 and not once has anyone ever expressed to me that there is a safety issue regarding the location of the Fire Department. The fire department primarily serves the Village and is basically centrally located and that alone allows for more efficient operations from a response time perspective and a cost of operation due to mileage, fuel expense etc.
    Are police cars not emergency vehicles and they are okay but fire trucks are not?
    The current Village Municipal building is 11,600 square feet. The Village offices occupy approximately 3,000 square feet. If we follow Mr. Staley’s proposal and were to build a new public safety building the taxpayers would foot the bill. We would need to purchase yet another piece of property, construct the new facility, incur the expense to retro fit the downstairs of the Village Hall to a police department if after paying for a feasibility study that would show we could do so, and still have a dilapidated building at 14 Center Street to deal with.
    This new facility would be much larger and significantly more expensive to construct and maintain. Mr. Staley suggests that a lease between the Village and the state could recoup the funds. We would be a landlord and the state would pay us rent. They would not absorb the cost of the land or the part of the building we would inhabit, our taxpayers would.
    The village board has been working for nearly two years now on how best to provide for the needs of our community as it applies to police services.
    We have been taking a very slow methodical approach and have looked at several options which include:
    a. building a two story annex alongside Village Hall
    b. looked at purchasing three other properties and constructing a new police station there
    c. converting the existing building at 14 Center Street to a police facility
    d. removing the existing building at 14 Center Street and constructing a new modest stand alone police facility of approximately 2000 square feet.

    After looking at all these options we have determined that the most cost effective solution that
    suits the need of our community while minimizing the impact to our taxpayers is option d.
    We have taken a slow methodical approach and consulted with architects, engineers, the planning board and the village attorney to reach this conclusion.
    We have discussed this at Village Board meetings, conducted workshops and it has been aired on
    Panda TV and is a matter of public record.
    We are still in a discovery phase and have no formal proposal as to what construction costs will be.
    Before we request an RFP for construction we need to deal with the legal requirements for demolition of the existing structure.
    We have passed a resolution that gives us the ability to reimburse up to $900,000.00 once we bond the construction. This does not mean we are spending $900,000.00
    We are confident that the costs will be much less, but at the advice of counsel used a higher amount.

    In the same February 29, 2012 Hudson Valley News article Brenda Klaproth states if elected one of her goals is to increase communication with village residents. She says “the village website does not contain links to recent village board meetings”. “I think the bond for the police station is another good example of people not being aware”. Klaproth states that “the building set to be demolished is on the National Register of Historic Places”. “Klaproth believes the current administration has not done a good job of engaging the community in its decision making process and hasn’t taken advantage of residents institutional memory (what is that?). She said things related to the police department proposal and newly revamped sidewalk law are things that have been studied in the past, yet the current administration is not engaging those community members who previously studied it.

    I will counter with the following:
    The village formerly shared a website with the town.
    It was operated and maintained by a group of volunteers formed by the Town.
    In 2010 due to the fact that we were unable to control our content on the shared website the Village
    made the decision the launch a new website http://www.rhinebeckvillage.org
    It is a very up to date user friendly website.
    There is a link on the home page for minutes and agendas.
    Once agendas are finalized they are posted.
    Board meeting minutes are posted to the website after they are voted on and approved. They are not
    posted to the website until after the following months board meeting when they are approved.
    There is an archive of all minutes since the site was launched.
    There is an opt in subscription feature so that those that desire to stay informed may receive
    information.
    The village board has not bonded money for a police station only passed a resolution that allows us
    to reimburse up to $900,000.00 if we do bond.
    The building at 14 Center Street is not a significant structure on the National Register of Historic Places.
    If it was none of the Village Board would be in favor of taking it down.
    It is a contributing building to the Historic District but not protected.
    The current Village Board passed a Historic Preservation law in 2010 for the express purpose of
    protecting the historic character of our village.
    As a governmental agency we had no obligation to abide by this law we enacted. None the less we
    made a conscious decision to follow the law and requested a demolition permit from the planning board, which was granted for the demolition of 14 Center Street.
    Even if 14 Center Street was preserved it would not meet the code required by law for the police.
    The Village Board has engaged the people.
    We formed a Pedestrian Task Force comprised of a group of local individuals with diverse
    backgrounds and expertise to study sidewalks.

    The village board approached the Town Board with the idea of forming a joint Town/Village
    task force to study solid waste. That remains ongoing and we are hopeful will provide ideas for how
    we can work together to provide better service and increase efficiencies.
    Things may have been studied in the past but nothing was done.
    The Village Board formed a Finance and Controls committee.
    The Village Board formed an Ethics Board.
    We formed a group to look at the possible consolidation of the Rhinebeck, Hillside and Rhinecliff
    Fire Departments and that process is ongoing.
    We formed all of these groups by publicly advertising through print media and the up to date village website http://www.rhinebeckvillage.org. The response has been phenomenal and neither Mr. Staley nor Ms. Klaproth volunteered for any of these worthwhile projects.
    This village board is pro active and gets things done. Doing nothing is not an option.

    The Staley/Klaproth campaign literature makes reference to “strive to improve the relationship between the fairgrounds and the village so as to accommodate the needs of both. That is exactly what the Village Board has been trying to do over the last several years. The fairgrounds are and have been a non conforming use in the residential zone ever since our first zoning law was written. Due to that fact, the Fairgrounds is not allowed to increase the intensity of their use. That means no growth, no building, and no more events. The law was never enforced. Why I do not know. I am not the one to ask. However I will state that the current village board does enforce the laws of this community and does so equally and fairly across the board. Everyone is on a level playing field. To do less is irresponsible. It is obvious that the Fairgrounds are zoned improperly. It is not realistic to expect them to be successful and support the families that derive a living
    from the fairgrounds, bring tourists to our Village which creates revenue for our business community while at the same time we handcuff them with an outdated zoning law. We have been trying to facilitate this and I am confident we are now moving in the right direction. This is a process that requires a willingness to keep an open mind, careful thought, a willingness to make concessions and strike a balance for the entire community. We are all partners in this and the decisions we make will impact all of us and will do so for years to come. We need to do this for our children and grandchildren and our grand children’s children. It is a negotiation that must and will take place, and I state without reservation that we will be successful as long as we abide by these principles.

    The Staley/Klaproth campaign literature also makes reference to “seek a more equitable means (hidden meaning – tax all) to finance sidewalk repairs instead of burdening only the few who own the walks”. The village code is clear in that it places responsibility for upkeep and maintenance on the adjoining property owner. When you buy a piece of property you assume that responsibility. If you do not want the responsibility of maintenance of the sidewalk than you have the option of renting. The village board formed the Pedestrian Task Force to look at the issues surrounding sidewalks. Along with assistance from the Dutchess County Department of Planning they created a document called “Worth Walking” (available on the up to date village website http://www.rhinebeckvillage.org ) which has been adopted as part of our master plan. Believe me when I say, this a very complex issue and may have been studied in the past but never in such a comprehensive and thoughtful manner. The bottom line is the village board is serious about fixing sidewalks. If we do not it is only a matter of time before there is lawsuit. Grant funding has basically dried up and we need to do something. Again doing nothing is not an option.

    The Staley/Klaproth campaign literature makes reference to doing a better job of notifying people and encouraging community involvement by holding work shops and notifying the public via the village email list. The Village Board holds meetings and workshops on a continuing basis. We follow all public meeting law requirements. This includes posting at Village Hall, newspaper notifications and on the website calendar feature. As needed I do press releases to all the media outlets which are also posted on the website. All our meetings are open door and quite frankly Mr. Staley and Ms. Klaproth do not attend. This is not uncommon as most of the time there are only two individuals that attend our meetings on a regular basis, they being Heinz Sauer and Jack Varricchio. Gentleman we all thank you for your support.

    The most recent Staley/Klaproth campaign literature makes reference to the current Village Board, Village Clerk and Village Attorney not having the experience of their predecessors and lacking in institutional memory (there is that phrase again). I think it is campaign double speak for consult with them. I will counter with:
    I am highly offended and take umbrage with the fact that Mr. Staley and Ms. Klaproth have chosen to now include our Village Clerk Gail Haskins in their campaign nonsense. I have had the pleasure of working with Gail for 5 years and over that time she has been the most conscientious, dedicated and hardworking Clerk that we could ask for. For them to include Gail in their political spin is inexcusable. Ditto for Richard Olson the Village Attorney, a man that I have the utmost respect for and who has served admirably with the highest of degree of professionalism one could expect. Neither of these individuals is in an elected position and to include them and attack them is quite frankly way out of line. Who are you running against?

    As far as this institutional memory thing I am only guessing that this means consult with our predecessors. The fact is on a continuing basis the Village Board has used the expertise, memory and knowledge of former Mayor Peter Sipperly. He has wealth of information regarding the Village of Rhinebeck based on the fact that he is a life long resident, former small business owner and served the community for over 30 years. Mr. Staley and Ms. Klaproth only need to ask him and I am sure he will confirm this. Former Mayor Sipperly currently is serving on the Solid Waste Task Force as a volunteer. Also if Mr. Staley and Ms. Klaproth bothered to consult with his Mr. Staley’s sister Valerie Kilmer, our former Village Clerk she will confirm that our current Village Clerk Gail Haskins has used her as a resource as needed. Also Mr. Staley can confirm that when Valerie retired I presented her with a letter which thanked her for all her years of service and also for the help she had given me.

    They suggest we should more diligently consult former officials and volunteers regarding structure demolition. We did not have a law as a Village, who were we to consult?

    We should do the same for historic zoning. Same answer.

    Sidewalks. As previously stated, it may have been looked at but nothing was done. We are taking action.

    Center Street Parcel. Who are we to consult and for what purpose. It is unfit for Village purposes. We have had to face the issue and have done so.

    Fairgrounds problems. Already addressed.

    They go on to state “ We took a closer look at current and past issues confronting the Village Board and discovered that, perhaps, the Village Board worked to well together by “ rubber stamping” each other’s proposals instead of independently examining each board action with a thoughtful eye”. Are you kidding me? Work too well together? There is no such thing as working too well together. This board is made up of five individuals and we all are independent thinkers. We go through a process where by everyone gets to share their ideas, discuss options and only after thoughtful and careful consideration do we reach a conclusion. We do not always agree and if we do not, we always respectfully agree to disagree. Not once have we had a heated exchange, which is good because that would only serve increase tension and divide us. Rubber stamp each others proposals? No how, no way, no time. Not what we are made of.

    Their last reference is to the proposed events law where they state “allowing it to go to public hearing without prior public input epitomizes our concern”. My answer to that once again is that this was discussed at multiple Village Board meetings. We held work shop meetings. It was advertised in the newspapers, posted at Village Hall and on the website. No one came. We did a press release to the newspaper and held a public hearing which is exactly what we are required by law to do.

    Finally people showed up and voiced their opinions. We held another public hearing in order to give people more time to comment. We have now formed a steering committee to look further at the issue. We have followed process, complied with the legal requirements, most importantly listened to the people and will move forward. Mr. Staley and Ms. Klaproth do not think we need one. Again I respect their opinion. However there are many who think we do.

    The current Village Board has a proven track record. We have taken on and faced all the challenges, no matter the difficulty. You name it, police station, fairgrounds, sidewalks, drainage, planning and zoning, historic preservation, fire service, solid waste we have been willing to look at and do something when it needs to be done. There is only one thing that drives us and that is to protect and improve the quality of life for our current residents, businesses and visitors and for the generations to come.

    I hope that this information is helpful to people in their decision making process for the upcoming election.
    I am not opposed to anyone seeking public office. If you do so you should run on your own merit. Base your campaign on what you will do for your community and back it up with facts. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and free to voice it. That is what makes this such a great country. The people of the Village of Rhinebeck deserve to know the facts, not to be misled. I am supporting Terry Gibson and Brant Neuneker, I hope you will too!

    Jim Reardon
    Mayor

  71. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT: Jim Reardon
    845-876-7015

    VILLAGE OF RHINEBCK TO UNDERTAKE REPAIRS OF ASHER DAM

    Mayor Jim Reardon announced today that the Village of Rhinebeck will be undertaking repairs of Asher Dam at Crystal Lake. Reardon states “There was significant damage to Asher Dam as a result of tropical storms Irene and Lee”. There at two valves located at the base of the dam that are used to control the water levels at the lake. Debris that washed over the spillway during the storms damaged one of the valves and it is non functional and the other while still operational did incur damage. Reardon states “In order to operate these valves we are required us to enter the water. This of course is a very dangerous situation and cannot be accomplished during high water flows. We have designed a new system that will re-route the valves to the side of the stream and away from the spillway. Once this is done there will be no further risk of damage and we will not have to enter the Landsman Kill in order to actuate the valves. The end result will be much safer, more manageable and allow us to effectively manage the water levels at the Lake”. A test has been conducted whereby the water level in Crystal Lake was dropped 36” over a 26 hour period. Reardon says “We are now allowing the Lake to recover and I am continually monitoring the rate of recovery. This will allow us to determine how much we need to lower the water level in order to allow the contractors enough time to affect the repair before the water once again falls over the spillway”. In closing Reardon states, “In another week to ten days this project will be completed and we will be able to manage the water level at the Lake and as a result we should see a marked improvement in the drainage issues upstream from Crystal Lake. We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation while this work is under way”.

  72. March 19, 2012

    MAYOR REARDON RESPONDS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

    The latest round of campaign literature distributed by the Staley/Klaproth campaign makes the claim that I am “An Angry Mayor‘. They obviously do not know me very well and I would state that the word that best describes me is passionate. Passionate about the Village of Rhinebeck and serving the people is who I am.

    They also refer to my “handpicked” team. Admittedly I recruited Wayne, Howie, Terry and Brant and I support all of them as they are good men that work exceptionally hard. I would remind Mr. Staley and Ms. Klaproth that I only get one vote and it is the voters in this Village that picked them, not I.

    They go on to state that I “want a compliant board so badly that I have been authoring vitrolic screeds attacking them”. One only needs to read the papers and blogs to get a clear understanding that all I have done is present facts that have countered their claims.

    It is they who are angry and it is because I will not tow the party line. I told them this at the Republican caucus upfront and face to face. They now are saying that I am openly campaigning for Terry and Brant throughout the Village. Excuse me for being honest. The last time I checked, this was the United States of America and we have a constitution that guarantees me the right to campaign and support the candidate of my choosing. For them to even make that statement is a clear indication of their belief system and political stance.

    Tomorrow the voters will have their say. They have a choice, select candidates that will work hard, openly and honestly for everyone in the village or vote for people who want to deny you your rights if you do not agree with them and bring political dysfunction to our Village. The choice is yours, choose wisely.

    Yours truly,
    Mayor Jim Reardon

  73. Hello.

    Next Tuesday evening is the last School Board Meeting before next year’s budget is passed. There is a serious issue regarding class sizes that we are trying to bring to the attention of all Rhinebeck residents, since teacher-to-student ratios are one of the few *quantifiable* ways to gauge the quality of a school district and a town’s dedication to its children. (Note that we recognize there are many ways to evaluate a school district, but class size is a number that speaks volumes). Can I send you a concise notice about this issue, encouraging people to come to the Board Meeting and speak out, for you to put up as a blog post?

    Many thanks,
    Jennifer Lavenhar
    jennifer@lavenhar.com

  74. ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZEN PROM – 50’s Sock Hope Theme!

    The Rhinebeck High School is sponsoring the Annual Senior Citizen Prom on Saturday April 28th. This event is an opportunity for interaction between our high school students and the area senior citizens. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in promoting this event by including the following information in your calendar of local events.

    Senior Citizen Prom
    Theme: Sock Hop
    April 28, 2012
    12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Dinner, Dancing, Door Prizes
    Rhinebeck High School
    50’s Themed Soda Shop Meal
    Catered by Sue & Ray Germann & Staff
    Entertainment by Russ Allen
    Tickets — $16.00 * No Refunds*
    Reservations call Rhinebeck HS – 871-5500 x 5501
    Deadline for reservations is Monday, April 23, 2012
    **Singles, Couples and Groups Welcome**

  75. The Rhinebeck Community Garden has a few openings for members of the Rhinebeck community who would like to join the Rhinebeck Community Garden. For $25 for the growing season you receive your own plot (15′ x 20′). Half plots are available, as well. Water, compost and mulch are provided. By joining you are committing to grow with organic substances and natural pesticides. In addition to keeping your plot planted, weeded and looking good, members commit to 12-15 hours over the course of the growing season for “group work”, usually a few hours monthly. Monthly pot lucks are held at or near the garden. Join us this Saturday at our group work session (9 a.m.-12 noon or 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and our pot luck 12-1 p.m. to meet the gardeners and visit the Garden. The Garden is located in back of the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, across the parking lot from the swimming pool. For more information, contact our Membership Chair: Jill Welch, rhinebeckcommunitygarden@gmail.com, telephone: 845.594.1394.

  76. Dear fellow Rhinebeckians and all!

    Please join us at Bard this Wednesday, April 18, 2012, for a fun, stimulating, mind-expanding series of events on Cuba which I helped organize. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, and in the Campus Center.

    First events are in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) — adults/kids would enjoy the 2-3 music program:

    1-1:20 Cuban Bard students talk/show pictures
    1:20-1:40 Bard students/study-abroad office/Burlington/Marist talk of chances to study in Cuba
    2-3 Live music ensemble! Learn about the history of salsa, and hear some amazing music with a singer! Possible dancing!

    In Weis Cinema in the Campus Center:

    3:30 film clips and discussion with S.L Price, senior editor Sports Illustrated, Edie Meidav, and filmmaker Brin Butler about Butler’s film SPLIT DECISION about Afro-Cuban boxer Rigondeaux, best in sport’s history, now living American purgatory in Miami after defecting from Cuba.

    5:15 Free reception, book sale
    5:30 Keynote address by National Book Award-winning memoirist Carlos Eire, author of WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA and landbreaking feminist anthropologist Ruth Behar, author of AN ISLAND CALLED HOME: Jewish Cuba, A WOMAN TRANSLATED and other work
    6:30 Panel discussion with Behar, Butler, Eire, Mestre and Price, moderated by Edie Meidav
    7:30 Book-signing and reception

    Hope to see you there!

  77. Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth to host local Drop-Off Location for
    DEA Nationwide Drug Take-Back Day April 28 at
    Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY

    April 23 (Rhinebeck, NY) – This Saturday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national and community partners will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and other drugs.
    On Saturday, April 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DEA and its partners will hold their fourth National Drug Take-Back Day at sites nationwide. The Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth, a volunteer organization of parents, school and community leaders, and residents, has once again partnered with Rhinebeck Village Police and Northern Dutchess Hospital on Springbrook Avenue in Rhinebeck, to host a drop-off location. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

    Americans participating in DEA’s three previous Take-Back Days turned in nearly a million pounds—almost 500 tons—of drugs at over 5,300 sites operated by more than 4,000 of the DEA’s state and local law enforcement partners. The Rhinebeck site collected more than 220 pounds of medication between the two Medication Take-Back Days in 2011. Says Elissa Cascio, Community Coalition for Rhinebeck Youth, or CC4RY, Steering Committee Member and organizer of the Rhinebeck Drug Take-Back Location, “We were shocked to have collected so much medication at these events last year considering how small of a town we are. However, it really drove home for us that there is a strong need for public focus on the issue of unused drugs lingering in homes in our community.”

    This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high–more Americans currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, hallucinogens, and heroin combined, according to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

    “Prescription drug abuse is a major epidemic across the country and DEA is committed to reducing the potential for misuse by providing a safe and secure method for Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets and properly dispose of unwanted, unneeded, or expired medications,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. “Americans responded overwhelmingly to DEA’s first three Take-Back Day events, disposing of nearly 500 tons of medication in the past two years. This nationwide community effort prevents home medicine cabinets from becoming sources of dangerous – and even deadly – drugs.”

    If the Rhinebeck location is inconvenient, the public can find a nearby collection site by visiting http://www.dea.gov, clicking on the “Got Drugs?” icon, and following the links to a database, where they enter their zip code.

    CC4RY encourages everyone to collect their expired, unused, and no-longer-needed medications from around their home and bring them for safe disposal to Northern Dutchess Hospital on Saturday, April 28th between 10am and 2pm. It does not matter what container they are in. Says Cascio, “We ask the public to spread the word to friends and neighbors. If you were prescribed more pills than you needed, get rid of them at our Take-Back Event in a way that is safe, easy, and responsible. Everyone has old prescription and over-the-counter medicine at home that is expired or no-longer-needed, and now is the perfect opportunity to do what you can to make sure it stays out of the wrong hands.”

  78. Support Africa Hospice Initiative @ The Rhinecliff Hotel

    SPRING BREAK – 80’S NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF AFRICA HOSPICE INITIATIVE (AHI)
    Sponsored by Lighten Up!

    Lighten Up! — a company that educates and advocates about end of life care — invites you to Spring Break – 80’s Night at The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff, NY on Friday, May 18th from 7 – 10 pm for food and drinks, mingling and dancing. Tickets are limited.

    Anyone wanting to learn more about hospice and palliative care both here and around the world is encouraged to attend – including doctors, hospice workers and families. Perched on the banks of the Hudson River, the historic Rhinecliff Hotel will host this springtime cocktail and dance party to unite those with the same goal: caring for loved ones who are terminally ill and at the same time, showing compassion for others who lack the means to help care for their own family members.

    Proceeds will benefit Africa Hospice Initiative (AHI), providing Holistic Palliative Care in many Zimbabwean communities for over 30 years, serving some 1.6 million orphans alone.

    WHAT: Spring Break – 80’s Night In Support Of Africa Hospice Initiative (AHI)
    Sponsored by Lighten Up!
    Food, Cash Bar, 80’s music DJ

    WHEN: Friday, May 18th
    7 – 10 pm

    WHERE: The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell Street, Rhinecliff, NY 12574
    845-876-0590

    COST: $25 per person. Cash bar.
    Please send checks and donations payable to CFGCR-AHI to:
    Suzanne O’Brien/Lighten Up!, PO Box 959, Pine Plains, NY 12567

    INFO: Suzanne O’Brien/Lighten Up!
    845-337-0389 or lightenupsuzanne@yahoo.com
    For each ticket purchased, an amount in excess of $15 is tax deductable to the extent provided by law. For more information visit http://www.lightenup444.com/ and http://www.africahospiceinitiative.org/

  79. Would you consider adding the Tivoli Free Library to your “attractions” portion of the site? Our website is http://www.tivolilibrary.org.
    Also, if we want our events posted and sent out on your email list, do we simply put a reply on this forum, and you send out the information, or is there another way to submit?

    Christine Houlihan-D’Aleo
    Tivoli Free Library

  80. Come join the Rhinebeck-Red Hook Knitting Group. We will be meeting throughout the year at Taste Budd’s Cafe in Red Hook from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays for snacks and comaraderie. Knitting/crocheting beginners & enthusiasts – all are welcome. For more information contact Lee Goodspeed, 845.876.6100 or leegspeed@optimum.net

  81. Please join many community members of the Bard College Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers for our spring concert on Wednesday, May 16th at 8:00 PM at the Fisher Center at Bard College. $5 per ticket, open seating; call the Fisher Center Box Office to reserve (758-7900)

    Under the direction of conductor James Bagwell, assisted by four talented graduate student conductors from the Bard College Music Conservatory, the program includes a wide range of selections from 16th and 18th Century composers Palestrina, Bach, Haydn, and Händel, as well as 20th Century compositions, including work by Kyle Gann, James Fitzwilliam and the world premiere of Zachary A. Malavolti’s – “A Light Exists in Spring.”

  82. If you have been wanting to learn to knit or crochet or want to meet others who do, join us Tuesday evenings at Taste Budd’s in Red Hook for the Rhinebeck/Red Hook Knitting Group, from 6 – 9 p.m. Free needles, patterns and yarn will be available to get you started. Join us! Questions? call 845/876-6100, ask for Lee.

  83. Please post to your calendar:

    This Friday, May 18th, Upstate Films launches UpDocs: a week-long celebration of documentary film.

    At 4:30, the series opens with THE ISLAND PRESIDENT. “The Maldives’ charismatic president Mohamed Nasheed came to power in 2008 during the country’s first democratic election in 30 years. Risen from the street, the former social activist gives a large voice to a small population and is not afraid to say that larger countries are murdering smaller ones like his.”

    At 7:00, Upstate’s own Ben Fundis presents his documentary BORDER STORIES, followed by a q&a. “The U.S.-Mexico border is the most frequented international crossing in the world. The longest land boundary between the developed and the developing world, the border extends for 1,969 miles. Over a period of months, a documentary crew traveled along the border from Brownsville/Matamoros to San Diego/Tijuana. As they traveled, they edited short videos to show the human face of the politically charged region.”

    At 9:15, the evening concludes with the beautiful and evocative GENERAL ORDERS NO. 9. “The outward expansion of American cities made irreversible changes to the original map they were placed upon. Robert Persons, in his first film, spent 11 years filming areas around Atlanta and exploring how, in the words of the film’s narrator, ‘deer trail becomes indian trail becomes county road.'”

    Films and special events change daily all week. Come check them out!
    For the full schedule, visit: http://upstatefilms.org/film-series/updocs

  84. Hi! My name is Sarah Hanaburgh, I am the Events Director for the Town of Rhinebeck Recreation Department. I would love to have the opportunity to post our community events on your site. Thank you.

  85. Hi – I have an event for this Saturday, May 26th. We are having the grand opening for our olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting emporium. People can come have a great experience and try some new and exciting products. We have over 30 varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and you can taste everything for free. Right in the heart of Rhinebeck – 23 East Market St. Hope to see everyone there! Come learn, taste and enjoy yourself! Thanks, Charlie

  86. 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:
    – Kinder Camp for ages 3-4 (June 18-22)
    – Dressage Camp for Adults (July 1-3)
    – Your Own Pony Week (July 23-27) – Pick a pony to care for & ride!
    – Drama Camp (July 30-Aug 3) – Performance on Fri. 8/3.

    MORE INFO: http://blueribbonacademy.com/camps

    Blue Ribbon Farm & Academy
    175 Lasher Road, Tivoli
    845-323-9648
    Owner/trainer: Amy von Scholz

    Hope to see you there!

  87. Photographer Stefan Findel and archeoartist Chuck Davidson have an exhibit together at 40 West Market Street in Rhinebeck, opening June 8th 5:30 to 7:30.
    Please have a look at our websites:
    stefanfindel.com
    chuckdavidson.com

  88. Dale Flansburg is a proud ex Marine who has become the local expert on railroading. He is presenting to the senior residents of Arbor Ridge in Rhinebeck June 19 as part of the monthly Coffee & Culture series. Dale has a railroading museum located on 9G near Germantown. Watch carefully for the antique crossing signs or you will have to turn around and come back. He has collections ranging from lanterns to fine china once used on trains in the Hudson Valley. Ask him questions about the train station in your town and he can usually produce photographs and explain the history of each building including its function.
    The Junction museum is a place to visit if you have interest or questions about our history and the life of railroading in our area. What started as a hobby has grown to a unique collection of memorabilia. Plan to spend time discussing what each item means and where it came from. Dale Flansburg is one of those valuable individuals we all need to speak to so we can understand how our society and lifestyle came about. The pull of the railroad lives.
    The June 19 Coffee & Culture event takes place at the Community at Brookmeade at Arbor Ridge starting at 1:30. It is a part of the series delivered to the senior residents and offered to the general community at no charge. Please call to make a reservation as seating is limited at 845-871-3344. The Community at Brookmeade is located 1 mile east of the Rhinebeck downtown traffic light.

  89. Brookmeade Bark-a-Thon … A Canine Event August 4

    Dogs have their day to benefit The Community at Brookmeade Foundation. Imagine your favorite entering the Doggie Costume Contest! How about a dog agility contest? Join the party on Saturday August 4 from 10 to 2 at the Rhinebeck Community at Brookmeade campus. Come and bring your (non aggressive) dog (on a leash) to enjoy a day with vendors, doggie food, and even a doggie photographer. Supporting this event means helping to enhance the lives and care of the residents at Brookmeade. Cost is $10 per dog for a barkingly fun day. See our special Facebook Bark-a-Thon page or call 871-1336 for more information. Woof! Woof!

    The Baptist Home is the proud sponsor in the development of our sister communities, Arbor Ridge and The Terraces. Both communities share our Rhinebeck campus and offer a choice of independent retirement living or assisted living to fit the needs of people aged 62 or above. Come visit us and see the best in senior lifestyle and health care. The Community at Brookmeade is located 1 mile east of the Rhinebeck traffic light.

  90. Colleen Kenyon, Photographer, speaks at Coffee & Culture event July 24 at Arbor Ridge

    Colleen Kenyon, photographer and educator, will exhibit pictures at Arbor Ridge from her Upon Reflection series. Colleen’s photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum, and Dorky Museum of Art. Colleen will be presenting a talk about her art as part of the Coffee & Culture program on July 24 starting at 1:30. There is no charge and the public is invited to attend. Please call 845-871-1303 to make reservations since seating is limited.

    The exhibition titled Lucky 2012 includes black & white photographs. The group of color photographs titled Upon Reflection can also be viewed on the walls of Arbor Ridge. These photographs will be displayed as part of the Arbor Ridge University program for the senior residents and the general public starting in June thru July 28.
    Colleen Kenyon graduated from Skidmore College with honors in art and received her MFA degree from Indiana University. An artist since she was a young girl, she worked at the Woodstock Playhouse, the Turneau Opera, the Lewis Gallery and studied painting with Agnes Hart at the Woodstock Guild. Her passion is for social justice and with over 25 years at the Center for Photography at Woodstock she was noted for the encouragement of young artists, women and minorities to claim their place in the visual arts. She now lives in Saugerties NY where the quality of light is astonishing and serves to inform her art.

    The Community at Brookmeade is a not-for profit organization providing both a senior living lifestyle and service for senior health needs. The campus is located 1 mile east of the downtown Rhinebeck on Rt 308.

    It is all about the “lifestyle” at Arbor Ridge with fully independent-living apartments providing an indoor pool, daily activities, and daily dining excellence by our own culinary chef and staff. Seniors are living with others of common experiences and interests. Call 876-3344 at the concierge desk to schedule a visit or attend one of our summer Arbor Ridge University activities.

  91. To the Residents of the Village of Rhinebeck,

    I am once again saddened by the recent attempts by H. Knick Staley to discredit the Rhinebeck Village Board in regards to our effort to construct a new Police Department.

    Mr. Staley unsuccessfully ran for the Village Board this past March and one of the issues of his campaign platform was the construction of multi million dollar multi agency facility to house the New York State Police, Rhinebeck Police Department and Rhinebeck Fire Department. Keep in mind that this would require purchasing an additional parcel of land large enough to construct this building, construction costs and infrastructure improvements all funded by the taxpayers. Yet he continues to chastise the Village Board, which for the last two years has painstakingly studied the issue, conducted a lengthy feasibility study, stayed committed to minimizing the impact to the taxpayer and ultimately reached the best possible solution.

    In his recent letters to the editor that appeared in the Daily Freeman, Poughkeepsie Journal and the Hudson Valley News Mr. Staley sings the praises of other communities such as Pleasant Valley that purchased a Town Hall building by putting it to the voters. The reality of the situation is that the Pleasant Valley town hall has been flooded out twice over the last several years and it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that if one were a taxpayer in Pleasant Valley one would favor this move. Mr. Staley also commends the Millbrook Village and Town for consolidating their courts.

    What he fails to state is that my self and the Village Trustees have undertaken steps to consolidate and share services with the Town. First, we attempted to consolidate the three current Fire Departments into one Fire District. The reality of this situation is we have no legal authority to make this happen. It needs to be a mutual agreement reached by the Commissioners of the three fire companies and we have not been able to achieve that at this time. I am hopeful that in the future this can become a reality.

    Second, I approached the Town Board and asked them to partner with us and form a taskforce to study how the Village and Town could share and consolidate regarding waste and recycling. Currently the Town operates the transfer station yet they haul no waste. The Village hauls waste and takes it to the county burn plant in Poughkeepsie. Admittedly, I will not claim to be the smartest person in the world but am I wrong that this does not add up? This taskforce is nearing completion of their study and I am hopeful we can collaborate and operate more efficiently and cost effectively yet once again we have no legal authority to force this. It will require a mutual agreement between the two municipalities.

    Third, the Village and the Town Highway departments currently share equipment on an as needed basis. The Town Highway Department has the fuel depot that the Village uses for the Highway Department, Fire Department and Police Department. The Town Highway Department also has the salt storage facility and the Village Highway Department gets their salt form the Town. These last two issues are an example of sharing of services that leads less duplicity and ultimately less cost to the taxpayer.

    As far as consolidation of the Town and the Village governments, I am strongly in favor of the town merging into the Village. The village is the heartbeat of the community and as long as that remains I will support it wholeheartedly. The reality is that Mr. Staley uses consolidation as a ruse that he is a champion for the taxpayer when the reality is that he has never been to a Village or Town Board meeting and voiced that. It is no more than political grandstanding on par with Albany and Washington that serves no legitimate purpose.

    Mr. Staley talks about the Red Hook Police Department and openly states that they are in trouble. What does he base this outrageous statement on? I personally have had conversations with Mayor Ed Blundell of the Village of Red Hook and state unequivocally that the Red Hook Police Department is not in trouble. In fact our two Villages parallel each other in that we both have Police Departments that provide coverage to our respective towns. The Town Boards recently have cut back their budgets for police coverage. This translates to less coverage for the Town, not that the Village department is in trouble.

    Mr. Staley states and I quote “I have asked the Rhinebeck Village Mayor and trustees both in person and writing to put the construction of the new station to a referendum”. I state emphatically he has never once spoken to me about anything concerning the Police Station nor has he attended a meeting about the police station. On May 29, 2012 the Village Board held a workshop meeting to present information to the public. In a May 16, 2012 letter he stated he had a conflict and would be unable to attend (golf league took precedence). In his letter he states and I quote “if the Board wants to borrow money to build more plant rather than consolidate to save money and space, that they put the issue to a permissive refurrendom (sic) and let the taxpayers have a say”. If Mr. Staley was paying attention he would know that this is required by New York State law and the Village Board has complied with those requirements. On June 13, 2012 the Village Board held a public hearing and took comment from the public. Everyone that spoke at that meeting supported the construction of the Police Station and thanked the Village Board for doing due diligence regarding this project. Once again Mr. Staley was not in attendance.

    The Rhinebeck Police Department was housed for 14 years at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds for free. Unfortunately there were no plans put in place to address future needs. In 2009 the building became unsafe and had to be torn down. For the last 3 years our Police Department has operated out of a sub-standard rented trailer. They have used an old cell tower building as their locker room. They have operated in a most professional manner and have done what they had to do, not once complaining. As Mayor, New York State law dictates that the Mayor oversees Police operations. Over the last four years I have had the pleasure of getting to know and work with all the members of the Rhinebeck Police Department. They do an outstanding job for Rhinebeck and its’ residents. They deserve better than what they are getting.

    In closing I would like to state that I have a difficult time understanding Mr. Staley’s motives for opposing the Police Station. Annually he stages the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot to benefit Ferncliff Forest. The Rhinebeck Police Department provides the traffic control for this event, goes out of their way to make sure this event goes off without any problems and does it at no cost to Mr. Staley or Ferncliff. Perhaps he or we should re-consider.

    Jim Reardon
    Mayor

    p.s I would encourage everyone to view the public hearing regarding the construction of the Police Station. I will be aired next Tuesday June 26 at 9:15 am and at 2:15 pm. If any one has any questions feel free to contact me at 845-876-7015 or at village.mayor@rhinebeck-ny.gov

  92. Dear Rhinebeck Community Forum:

    NYS Assemblyman Kevin Cahill will be my special guest at a Terry Gipson for NYS Senate event this Friday evening, June 29, from 6:30 to 8:30pm, at the Rhinecliff Hotel. Kevin needs no introduction to many in Rhinebeck for whom he currently serves. His district was recently redrawn to include Red Hook, so this will be a great opportunity for the people of Red Hook to meet him, too.

    Among many other strong legislative proposals, Kevin is the driving force behind the Equity In Education Act which would improve the quality of public education while reducing reducing property taxes for 95% of New Yorkers. This is a good idea whose time has come. It would allow seniors to stay in their homes longer and encourage working families to stay in New York. I’m the only candidate for the state senate in the 41st district who supports Kevin’s plan and I’m ready to go to Albany work with him to get it done.

    All are welcome, so please join us in giving Kevin a warm welcome to Red Hook and Rhinebeck. (More details are available at http://www.terrygipsonny.com/welcome-kevin-cahill.)

    Hope to see you Friday!

    Terry Gipson
    Rhinebeck
    Democratic Candidate
    NY State Senate District 41
    Dutchess and Putnam County

  93. Arbor Ridge brings Blue Gardenia for a special patio concert on Tuesday July 17 starting at 7PM. Blue Gardenia is dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Blue Gardenia is lead vocalist Ruth Boyer, Harvey Boyer on the piano and vocalist, and Kevin Jeffreys with bass and also vocals. Come to the concert and listen to classic standards of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Fats Waller, Hoagie Carmichael, and Irving Berlin among others. This band performs throughout the Hudson Valley and region for community events, benefits, and weddings.

    This patio concert is a part of the Arbor Ridge University summer program for residents and our community. Please call 845-871-1303 to make your reservation as seating is limited. Enjoy some great music and break up your summer week relaxing at Arbor Ridge.

    The Community at Brookmeade is a not-for profit organization providing both a senior living lifestyle and services for senior health needs. The campus is located 1 mile east of the downtown Rhinebeck on Rt 308.

    It is all about the “lifestyle” at Arbor Ridge with fully independent-living apartments providing an indoor pool, daily activities, and daily dining excellence by our own culinary chef and staff. Seniors are living with others of common experiences and interests. Call 876-3344 to schedule a visit or attend one of our Arbor Ridge activities.

  94. Love musicals? Now you can be on the inside of the creation process. Rhinebeck Writers Retreat was created last year, to provide residencies for professional musical theatre writing teams from around the world. We have a “Meet the Writers” reception every Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 through the end of August. You can talk with the writers in residence that week about their musical and hear a couple of songs. It’s a fun and informal way to see the creation of new musicals up close. Space is limited. RSVP or send questions to RhinebeckWriters@gmail.com. Read all about us and the 2012 writers at http://www.rhinebeckwriters.org.

  95. LOCAL CHEFS, FARMERS & WINERIES JOIN FORCES FOR MILLERTON’S 2ND ANNUAL CHEF & FARMER BRUNCH AUGUST 19th – TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

    The 2nd Annual Chef and Farmer Brunch will be held on the lawn behind Number 9 Restaurant in Millerton, NY on Sunday, Aug. 19th at 11 AM – Rain or Shine. Tix $40. Savor a delicious brunch, prepared by top chefs and mixologists, from the best, freshest produce and products from local farms, wineries and distilleries. The brunch will benefit the North East Community Center’s (NECC) Farm and Food Education program. With the purchase of a VIP ticket ($50), guests are invited to come early at 10:30 AM to sample bite sized hors d’oeuvres, special cocktails, and to meet the chefs.

    Purchase tix ($40 each) online at http://neccmillerton.givezooks.com/events/chef-farmer-brunch Tax, gratuity, beverages included. For more information: neccmillerton.org or call NECC at (518)789-4259.

  96. Ed Fitchett with his historic color movies will be at Arbor Ridge Coffee & Culture event – Tuesday August 21 starting at 1:30. This is a free event and open to the public.

    During 1945-1946, Edwin Fitchett served in the Pacific Theater as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army 165th Field Artillery Battalion. While overseas, he documented the places he visited filming with his Kodak color 16mm movie camera. Little did he realize, sixty-five years later his color film would be a valuable record of the aftermath of the Pacific War. Fitchett has edited and transferred his historic movies to DVD with music and sound effects. Copies of the DVD will be available to purchase on August 21 at Arbor Ridge with Ed to autograph and offer personal information. Call 845-871-1303 for reservations.

    Fitchett was the commander of a POW Camp with a thousand Japanese and Taiwanese prisoners. He documented their lives with his movie camera, including work details, camp life and social events. The Japanese prisoners even built a miniature Mount Fuji, and made him curious about their country and culture. During free time, Fitchett explored Manila, Corregidor Island, Bataan and even attended Philippine Independence ceremonies, filming up close with General MacArthur and President Roxas. Also, he accompanied prisoners being repatriated to Taiwan, Korea and Japan. In Tokyo, Fitchett recorded the rebuilding, bomb damage, MacArthur’s Headquarters and other famous sites.

    His website with more of the story is http://www.fitchettfilm.com

  97. Contact: Warren Temple Smith, President
    Phone: 845-876-2474
    Email: wtsaia@frontier.com

    September 17, 2012
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    HUDSON RIVER HERITAGE PLANS 24th ANNUAL COUNTRY SEATS TOUR
    “20TH CENTURY COUNTRY SEATS” IS THEME FOR OCTOBER 13th EVENT

    Hudson River Heritage will stage its 24th annual Country Seats Tour on Oct. 13, 2012 and will feature nine significant Hudson Valley country homes of the Twentieth Century. The tour will include both “modern” and “traditional” houses constructed in the mid-Hudson Valley during the last century. The self-driving tour will also feature an option for a box lunch.

    The following properties will be included on this year’s tour:
    • Mansakenning, Rhinebeck – 1903
    • Hartshorn Residence, Rhinebeck – 1969
    • Half Moon, Rhinecliff – 1999
    • Orlot, Rhinebeck – 1940
    • Edgewater Guest House, Barrytown – 1997 (tour includes 1825 main house too)
    • The Pavilion at Chiddingstone, Germantown – 1965
    • Weintraub Residence – 1997
    • Fallen Pines Farm, Milan – 1943/1991
    • Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck – 1899 (tour center)

    Hudson River Heritage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the unique character of the mid-Hudson Valley’s historic architecture, rural landscapes, and scenic views through education, advocacy and community involvement.

    For tickets and more information please visit the HRH website at hudsonriverheritage.org or call 845-876-2474.

    –end–

    P.S. We have wonderful photos of the properties, if you’d like to post them.

  98. Hi,

    Great site! Any chance of you posting information about the October 21, 2012 performance of Mozart’s opera, “The Abduction from the Seraglio” at the Rhinebeck HIgh School Auditorium? This is the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra’s 2012/2013 season opener and is being performed in collaboration with the Delaware Valley Opera Company.

    We also will be conducting a Meet-the-Artist and Opera Preview at Starr Library at 7 p.m. on October 12.

    Please contact me for a write-up and an image to post.

    Many thanks.

  99. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Jim Reardon
    845-876-7015

    Preparations have been underway in the Village and Town of Rhinebeck over the last several days to deal with the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Jim Reardon states “ I along with the cooperation of Chief Rick Dorrer and the officers of the Rhinebeck Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Sgt Pete Dunn of the Rhinebeck Police Department, Rhinebeck Emergency Management Coordinator Henry Campbell, Village of Rhinebeck Street Department Foreman Mike Wolff and Town Highway Superintendent Kathy Kinsella and Town Highway Foreman Bob Wyant met on Saturday evening to discuss contingencies for response to the storm events”. On Thursday and Friday both the Village and Town Highway Departments prepared equipment such as plows, chainsaws, pumps etc. so that they are ready to go. The Fire Company and Rescue Squad will have personnel on standby to respond in case of emergency and are operationally mobilizing for a 48 hour time frame or more if necessary. The Rhinebeck Police Department has added extra personnel to the schedule to cover the overnights and will be available to respond”. Reardon states “ at 4 pm Saturday we opened the flood control valves at Asher Dam at Crystal Lake and over the next 17 hours we were able to lower the water level at the Lake by approximately 4 feet. We will continue to monitor the water level and adjust accordingly. As everyone is aware we suffered significant damage during last year’s storm events due to the fact that the valves at the dam were severely damaged. In March of this year we replaced and repositioned the valves and they now are no longer subject to damage and we can access them at all times. This is a significant improvement over the prior system. Reardon goes on by saying “according to the latest weather forecast received through Dutchess County Emergency Management at 2:28 pm Sunday we may get anywhere from 3-4 inches of rain and wind speeds are predicted to be 30-40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph in the Valley and up to 75 mph in higher elevations. This is a massive storm that will linger over our area for the next 2- 3 days and is not to be taken lightly. We strongly suggest that outside the home everyone secure any items that could be come airborne and pose a threat to you or your neighbors. If you live in the Village and have a storm drain adjacent to your property please remove leaves from the area. Street Department crews will be working to keep drains clear but due to the amount of drains and amount of leaves it is an extremely difficult situation to manage. There is a high risk of downed trees and power lines so please stay off the roads. If you are in a vehicle and the road is flooded, absolutely, do not attempt to drive through, turn around and try another route. We are encouraging everyone to remain at home and not put themselves or emergency personnel at risk”. In closing Reardon states “ we thank everyone for their cooperation and rest assured we will be prepared to respond accordingly”.

  100. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Jim Reardon
    845-876-7015

    10/30/2012
    Hurricane Sandy Update

    Mayor Jim Reardon is pleased to announce that the Village of Rhinebeck was very fortunate and experienced very minor impact from Hurricane Sandy. Reardon states “there was approximately 1/3 inch of rain recorded at the Village Wastewater Treatment plant which resulted in no flooding issues and even though the winds were quite gusty there were no downed trees. There was a significant tidal surge from the Hudson River which made Slate Dock Road which leads to the Water Treatment Plant impassable and personnel had to park uphill and walk through the woods to reach the plant. Also due to power outage the Plant has been operating on standby generator”.

    “This morning I participated in a conference call with the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Management and the consensus was that we were very fortunate and did not experience the full effects of the storm. Also this afternoon I participated in a conference call with Central Hudson and they report that currently there are 15,000 customers without power in Dutchess County and that includes approximately 600 customers in the Rhinebeck/Rhinecliff area without power. They expect that crews will be fully assigned to the Rhinebeck/Rhinecliff area tomorrow and restoration efforts will begin. They cannot specify an exact time when all power will be restored due to what the damage entails but once here will work until it is restored. If you know anyone without power please try and pass along this information”.
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    As tomorrow is Halloween Reardon states “people need to use extreme caution as there are power lines down and trees that suffered damage. There is a high danger potential associated with this and parents and trick or treaters should use extreme caution. In particular there can be branches that are broken and hung up in trees that may fall”. In closing Reardon states “I would like to thank everyone at The Rhinebeck Fire Department, Police Department, Highway Department, Water Department, Wastewater Department and the Village Hall staff for their hard work in preparation before, and during and after this storm. I would also like to thank the folks at Dutchess County and Central Hudson for the great job they did keeping us informed”.

  101. Coffee & Culture at Arbor Ridge on November 21, 2012 at 1:30

    Broadway Connection will perform music from Broadway Musicals and “The Hit Parade”
    The great romantic songs of yesteryear and the memories of those years will live again November 21 at Arbor Ridge. This new group will perform loved songs that are fast disappearing from our contemporary scene. Listen to Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and more as they were meant to be heard, live and without electronic distractions. Songs from great Broadway musicals and selections featured on the radio program “The Hit Parade”. Broadway Connection is truly your magical musical connection.

    The Broadway Connection cast of performers: Bill Ryan, baritone from Millbrook … Marlene Golia, soprano from Tilson, NY … Gretchen Gould, pianist/ soprano from Poughkeepsie … Pat Lamanna, soprano from Poughkeepsie. Each brings a history of musical experience to the show.

    Arbor Ridge presents Coffee & Culture each month. There is no fee to attend the event but reservations are requested as seating is limited. This event will be on November 21, 2012 starting at 1:30. Arbor Ridge is located one mile east of downtown Rhinebeck in the Community at Brookmeade. Please call 845-876-3344 x303 to make your reservations.

    December 11 at 1:30 will feature Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt presenting Treats for the Holidays.

    The Community at Brookmeade includes The Baptist Home, The Terraces and Arbor Ridge. It is a senior living retirement campus serving the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. Our campus provides an independent lifestyle, assisted living, long term care, sub-acute rehabilitation, and palliative care.

    Our new Internet website and more information may be found at http://www.CommunityAtBrookmeade.org

  102. I’m sure I speak for so many other parents when I convey my thanks to the people of the village of Rhinebeck for another magical and wonderful Halloween evening. Your spirit, energy and love shone through every time my children marveled at your decorations, ooh-ed at the costumes you wore, and of course giggled with delight as you filled their bags with goodies.

    For my 6-year-olds, Halloween is their favorite holiday of the year (yes, even better than Christmas). And who can blame them for thinking so? Walking through the decorated village filled with pumpkins, ghosts and witches as day turns to night, using a police-provided glo-stick to see their way from house to house, laughing and screaming at all the costumes — it is the pure joy of being a child. And watching my children that way is the ultimate joy of being a parent.

    The news bombards us with all the horrible things in this world, it sometimes makes it hard to see all the good right in front of our faces. Halloween condenses into one evening the reasons we moved here, and want so much to raise our children here. Thank you again.

  103. The Community at Brookmeade will host “Personal Protection & Planning”
    … a series of Educational Seminars by a panel of speakers to be held at Arbor Ridge, Rhinebeck
    beginning January 31, 2013 from 7 to 9 PM. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

    Our panel of speakers include:
    … Karen Zobel, Community at Brookmeade Administrator
    … Rebecca Blahut, Partner with the law firm of McCabe & Mack LLP
    … Michael Green, President of MG Professional Services
    … Theodore Kirby, CLTC representing Genworth, Long-term Care Insurance
    Presentations will be followed by a question and answer period.

    This series of educational seminars is being sponsored by the Community at Brookmeade.

    The doors will open at 6:30 for coffee and light refreshments. Please make your reservation
    by calling (845) 876-3344 x303 as seating is limited. Arbor Ridge is located one mile from
    downtown Rhinebeck on Route 308 in the Community at Brookmeade.

  104. January 14, 2013
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Chocolatier Oliver Kita Presents From Bean to Bon Bon February 10 at Beekman Arms
    Event to Benefit Hudson River Heritage

    Paris-trained chocolatier Oliver Kita will present a chocolate and wine tasting at the historic Beekman Arms Inn in Rhinebeck to benefit Hudson River Heritage on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

    This is a rare event for anyone who loves chocolate and wine, or for anyone who is interested in the process of turning the cacao bean into a delicacy. Participants will have the opportunity to taste chocolate from Madagascar, Venezuela, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic, with each being paired with a selection of fine wines, specially chosen by Kita.

    In addition to answering questions and guiding participants on how to taste and appreciate chocolate from countries around the equator, Kita will also take the audience on a visual tour of the chocolate shops of Paris, discussing everything from the harvesting of cacao to the manufacturing of chocolates.

    Oliver Kita is the proprietor of Oliver Kita Fine Confections in the Village of Rhinebeck and has lectured locally at the Culinary Institute of America, Boscobel Restoration, and Mohonk Mountain House. His chocolates have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, highlighted in The Wine Spectator, In-Style, and found on Vogue, Epicurious and Bon Appetite online.

    Tickets for From Bean to Bon Bon are $40 per person or $75 for two. Proceeds will benefit Hudson River Heritage in its advocacy and education programs throughout the region including the Country Seats Tour of important architecture, the Preservation Forum, and other programs.

    ADVANCE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT REQUIRED. Pre-pay reservations at HudsonRiverHeritage.org, by calling 845-876-2474, or by mailing a check (payable to Hudson River Heritage) to Hudson River Heritage, P.O. Box 287, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, or at Oliver Kita Fine Confections, 18 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck.

    –end–

  105. The Rhinebeck Science Foundation Invites You To Be Heard!

    The Rhinebeck Board of Education is currently considering the recommendations made by CELT, the consulting firm hired to conduct a technology audit in the Rhinebeck schools.

    The results of the audit have been published on the school website – links below – and we encourage you to review them. (There’s an executive summary that is a very quick read if you’re pressed for time.)

    We also hope you will join us in reaching out to school administrators and Board of Education members to let them know that the first step should be the hiring of a technology director.

    Although the report includes many important recommendations, hiring a trained, experienced technology director will ensure that all other technology-related efforts are implemented effectively.

    That will mean

    • Improved use of technology in the classroom
    • More complete teacher training
    • Development of grade-appropriate curricula that align with the Common Core standards

    The administration and Board have the difficult task of creating a budget with the limited resources available in this difficult economy. They need to know the importance the community places on improving the use of technology in our schools.

    Please contact them by phone or email. Our kids will benefit in the classroom immediately and will be better prepared for challenges they will face beyond the classroom in the future.

    You can read the full CELT report, an executive summary, and the presentation to the Board of Education here: http://www.rhinebeckcsd.org/news.cfm?story=111601

    The Board of Education is keenly interested in your ideas about moving forward. Contact information for all school board members can be found here:
    http://www.myschoolpages.com/schools/rhinebeckcsd/board_members.cfm

    Administration contact information can be found here: http://www.myschoolpages.com/schools/rhinebeckcsd/district.cfm?subpage=392396

    Thank you for helping us improve education in the Rhinebeck schools.

  106. Message from Winnakee Land Trust about Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill

    We love to see so many people at Burger Hill on snowy days, but please park only in the parking lot. Please do not park along Route 9G outside the park fence. It’s too dangerous.
    If you are at the park and see others parking in the road, would you kindly discourage them? Many thanks and have a great time!

  107. Rhinebeck residents are invited to attend the regular monthly meeting of the Rhinebeck
    Village Tree Commission at the Village Hall this coming Tuesday evening, March 5th, from
    7-8:30pm. Some of the Agenda items include “Spring Planting,” discussing our semi-annual
    planting of trees all over the Village, the annual “Tree Pruning” to be held this year on
    Saturday, March 16th, and a focus on trees in the Business District. For more information
    please call Cecily Frazier at 876-7462 or Jon Wechsler at 516-4500.

  108. Rhinebeck Boy Scout Troops 128 and 228 and Cub Scout Pack 28 will be conducting their Scouting for Food drive this Saturday, April 6, and next Saturday, April 13. This Saturday, empty shopping bags will be distributed to homes in the Village of Rhinebeck and surrounding neighborhoods in the Town of Rhinebeck. Residents are asked to fill the bag with non-perishable items and leave it where it was dropped off on Saturday, April 13 by 9AM. Donations will be picked up, sorted at the Rhinebeck Town Hall, and delivered to food pantries at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church and Church of the Messiah. Please see the post here on the forum for a list of items needed.

  109. The Community at Brookmeade has tied the new website http://www.CommunityAtBrookmeade.org to the new Facebook “Arbor Ridge at Brookmeade”. The upcoming events and photographs can be viewed easily to get the details.

    – April 17 … Dutchess Regional Chamber awards the Baptist Home with the 2013 Headliner Award for the NEW DAY program.in the “Innovator” catagory.
    – April 25 …Rhinebeck Committee on Aging Spring Get-Together at Arbor Ridge … Senior Services Groups in the Rhinebeck area are cordially invited to attend.
    – April 26 … Arbor Day at Arbor RIdge will include a 1PM Garden Tea Party followed by displays and speakers of interest to plant enthusiasts.

    Always something happening at Arbor Ridge at Brookmeade located one mile from downtown Rhinebeck.

  110. 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 876-7462.

  111. Whale of a Concert and Silent Auction Benefits Rhinebeck 5th Graders
    Food, Entertainment, and Bidding to take place on April 20 from 3-6 PM.

    RHINEBECK, NY — Every year the parents of fifth grade students at Chancellor Livingston Elementary School challenge themselves to help preserve a school tradition: the annual whale watching trip to Cape Cod, Mass. A series of fundraisers take place throughout the year, but by far the largest is the Whale of a Concert and Silent Auction, which will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 3-6 PM at Chancellor Livingston Elementary School.

    The concert/auction will feature food, entertainment, and silent bidding on a variety of items from utilitarian to indulgent. Just a few of the items of for grabs are a whimsical, handmade bird mobile, a spa day for your pet, flamenco dance lessons, brunch at The Rhinecliff Hotel, a pair of tickets to a Midnight Ramble at the home of former legendary musician Levon Helm, and tickets for two for various shows at the Bardavon.

    The auction will run concurrently with a benefit concert featuring parent entertainers, student performances, and special guests. Music and talent acts will delight the crowd at this family-friendly event.

    Attendees will enjoy a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, including bruschetta on fresh baguette, antipasto skewers, polenta and cranberry rounds, fresh cookie platters, fruit, and plenty of other finger foods.

    Admission to the Whale of a Concert and Silent auction will be $8 for adults, $5 for children and senior citizens, and $25 for a family of four or more. Tickets will be available at the door.

  112. Seed Swap and Talk, Saturday May 11, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Pine Plains Free Library, 7775 South Main Street, Pine Plains, NY 12567, hosted by the Pine Plains Seed Library.

    The talk will be given by McEnroe Organic Farm from Millerton, NY, on seed saving and the importance of biodiversity. Find out why seed libraries are becoming so popular and how you can be a part of this grass roots movement.

    Your own home-grown seeds are not required for your participation in this event. If you do bring seeds to swap, they must be heirloom seeds and in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the seed info. Consider bringing your favorite veggie recipes to share. Free. For further info, please call the library at: 518-398-1927 or visit http://pineplains.lib.ny.us/. We’re also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PinePlainsSeedLibrary.

  113. Saturday, May 18, 10am-2pm. Rain date Sunday. Rhinebeck Garden Club Annual Plant and Bake Sale. CVS open space, East Market Street, Rhinebeck. Perennials, herbs, vegetables, flats, container plants, and houseplants. Selection is always varied and pricing is competitive. Bake sale includes muffins, pie, and cookies with ingredients clearly listed and conveniently packaged TO GO. Proceeds enable the Club to remain a viable organization to educate community members interested in gardening, foster an appreciation of gardening, maintain selected civic sites in Rhinebeck and continue our outreach to health care and senior facilities.

  114. The Yard Sale for the Arts
    Saturday, May 18th
    Chancellor Livingston School Parking Lot
    9:00am – 3:00pm

    Stop by and find all kinds of treasures. 40+ vendors.

  115. Students ages 7-17 take interests further and gain a competitive edge at iD Tech Camps. Ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, C++/Java programs, movies, and more. Weeklong, day and overnight programs held at Vassar, Pace, NYU, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, and others. Also two-week teen programs: iD Gaming Academy (held at Vassar College), iD Programming Academy (held at NYU), and iD Visual Arts Academy (held at NYU). http://www.internaldrive.com/locations/summer-computer-camps-in-poughkeepsie-new-york/

  116. Andy Matinog is the director of Red Crow Yoga Shala, in Oakland, California. He is one of a small number of teachers in the US certified by Master teacher Zhander Remete to teach Shadow Yoga. Andy will be in NYC, Brooklyn, RHINEBECK and Hudson, teaching Shadow Yoga Workshops. All Levels welcome.

    Introduction to Shadow Yoga Workshop
    Monday May 27th, 2pm-4pm $35
    Clear Yoga
    6423 Montgomery Street, 17b 2nd floor
    Rhinebeck

    http://www.redcrowyoga.com

  117. Spirit of Unity Concert: “Welcome to Hyde Park”, Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:00 p.m., St. James’ Chapel, 10 E. Market St. (across from post office). Spirit of Unity is an interfaith movement involving many denominations, cultures, nationalities, and races of people, who seek to be an “all encompassing” Gospel Music Performing Arts Group. Come and hear them perform in their first concert at St. James’ since becoming our Artist in Residence. Free and open to the community. Refreshments will be served.

  118. Virtuosic cellist Maya Beiser will be performing at Bard College SummerScape’s Spiegeltent on Friday, August 9 at 8:30pm with special guest pianist Donal Fox. The concert is titled The Music of Astor Piazolla and Beyond and will include Maya’s unique take on the music of Astor Piazzolla as well as original works and arrangements by Fox. The Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent is an authentic Belgian “mirror tent,” constructed of wood and canvas and decorated with mirrors like the traveling entertainment tents popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

    Of Maya’s recent performance with Donal Fox in Boston, critic Jon Garelick wrote, “This was music you could hear with your eyes: Beiser looking over her shoulder at Fox, the pianist fixing his eyes on her or the music, as they both presented pieces (or improvisations) that were new to each other. At one coda, Beiser whipped her bow toward the floor with a final downstroke and practically glared at Fox in triumph. Nailed it!”

    Maya’s new NPR Tiny Desk Concert, featuring a captivating performance of Just Ancient Loops by Michael Harrison and Mariel by Osvaldo Golijov, was released on June 29. (Watch online: http://bit.ly/NPRTinyDeskMaya)

    I hope you might be interested in previewing or reviewing this concert. I’d be happy to facilitate interviews and to set up tickets. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this!

  119. Young Rhinebeck announces RFP for a Children’s Foreign Culture & Language Program Coordinator

    Young Rhinebeck (YR) is a small, volunteer-led nonprofit organization serving youth in the Hudson Valley community of Rhinebeck, NY. Young Rhinebeck’s mission is to prepare youth to interact with their local and global community with intelligence, cultural competence, ethics, compassion, and generosity. Information about Young Rhinebeck’s programs can be found at http://www.youngrhinebeck.org.

    Description of the Program & Services Required
    Young Rhinebeck is planning to launch an extracurricular foreign culture and language program for elementary school-aged children. The Board of Directors of YR has completed preliminary research and determined that this program should focus primarily on teaching children about foreign culture(s), introducing fundamental vocabulary and language associated with the culture(s) presented. This program will NOT seek to make children conversant in any particular language, but rather seek to introduce the basic skills of foreign language acquisition, as well as the importance of language as a cultural artifact. The overall goal of the program is to explore and develop themes of cultural competence, tolerance, and diversity through the medium of language.

    YR seeks a Program Coordinator to work as a consultant/contractor to plan and implement this pilot program to begin in the Fall of 2013. This contracted position will include the following responsibilities:
    1. Development of a basic plan for the program’s operation to include how may days per week the program will run, total number of sessions, schedule (before or after-school), and location for the program.
    2. Development of a recommended fee structure with built-in sliding scale &/or scholarships for students who cannot afford to pay full tuition.
    3. Development of a curriculum plan for the program, i.e. goals for what children will learn by participating and a plan for what cultures/language(s) will feature in the program. This will include development of a template that can be used to help individual instructors/presenters plan and structure their session.
    4. Recruitment of instructors/presenters from the Rhinebeck and/or extended Rhinebeck community to present individual sessions on particular cultures/languages.
    5. Marketing of the program and enrollment of students.
    6. Collaboration with partner organizations – Rhinebeck Central School District, Rhinebeck PTSO, Bard College, etc.

    Type of Contract
    Compensation for coordinating this program will be on a fixed price contract (i.e. not a time-and-expense contract) in the range of $1,500 – $2,500 for a three month period, mid-September through mid-December.

    Evaluation Criteria
    Proposals will be evaluated according to appropriateness and thoroughness of the process described, cost, relevant experience and qualifications of the applicant, and familiarity with the Rhinebeck community (or similar small school districts/communities). All proposals should include detailed information about the applicant’s qualifications relevant to the project, along with a summary of any related experience. After initial review of submissions, an interview may be requested by select members of Young Rhinebeck’s board of directors.

    Directions for Submission
    Please email proposals to info@youngrhinebeck.org. Deadline for resume and cover letter submission is 8/15/2013 with an anticipated start date for the project of 9/15/2013.

  120. Join us in Hyde Park, NY for an evening of classical music performed on piano by Joseph Martin, Wednesday, August 7 at 7PM at our historic St. James’ Chapel,
    10 E. Market St. (across from the Hyde Park Post Office). Mr. Martin is a graduate student in Collaborative Piano from the Manhattan School of Music, and head organist, cantor, and
    music director at Our Lady of Mercy RC Church in Forest Hills, NY. He is an accomplished solo pianist, accompanist, and chamber musician, seeking to build a following in the
    Hudson Valley. To showcase his versatility, he will play and sing any song a prospective audience member wants, if they email him at jmpianostudio@gmail.com before the day of the
    concert! This concert is FREE and refreshments will be served.

  121. Hi,
    As some of you know, I have been working diligently on a book about the Beekman Arms. This is my second book on old colonial taverns. Many people in the historical community have graciously contributed to the effort and it has come a long way. Hopefully it will be out by Dec 2013. I wanted to reach out to the community if I could with a request to be contacted by anyone who has any interesting old stories, photos, or memorabilia that might be helpful.

    I can be reached at oda591@yahoo.com. (I promise to introduce myself, I just don’t want to leave personal information on any website that stays up too long). Of course all contributions would be credited properly.

    Besides the BA itself, I have a side interest in learning more about Dewitt Gurnell’s Dutch Arms Fife and Drum Group. I would love to hear from former members.

    Thanks for helping to get the word out!

  122. St. James’ 2013 Fall Concert Series

    Join us for our 2013 Fall Concert Series on select Sundays this Fall at 3:00 p.m. at St. James’ Chapel, 10 E. Market St. in Hyde Park (across from the post office). On Sept. 8 we kick off the series with the gospel sounds of our Artist in Residence, Spirit of Unity. Our 2nd concert, on October 6, will feature three friends but individual musicians who will bring their Greenwich Village open mic repertoire to Hyde Park. The headliner of this trio is Randy Burns, who has been part of the New York City music scene since the 1960s and has performed with the likes of Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, and many others. On October 20 we welcome The Cupcakes, a trio of folk musicians from the Hudson Valley (Refreshments will definitely feature cupcakes!) Finally, we will wrap up the series on November 17 with the folksy sounds of local favorites Betty and the Baby Boomers. Tickets sold at the door: $12 ADULTS, $10 SENIORS, FREE children 12 & under. SEASON TICKETS: $2 discount each ticket for all four concerts — call for info. Complimentary Refreshments. Call 845-229-2820.

  123. Dream Studio will be holding their 2013-14 Registration Day on Saturday September 7th, 10:00-2:00 p.m. at the studio (5 Hook Road, behind CJ’s). Dream Studio has an extensive selection of dance classes from Pre-K to adult! They offer Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Pointe all from beginner to advanced. There are Teen classes for middle or high school students new to starting dance classes or are unable to commit to multiple class meetings each week. In addition there is a full selection of classes for students that are looking for more intensive training. In fact, Six of the girls from the studio were accepted and attended the Joffrey Summer Institute a few weeks ago. There are eight levels of ballet and ~4 levels each of Jazz/Tap/Modern/Hip Hop which ensures age and skill appropriate instruction. The instructors are caring, talented and well trained. Located near the corner of 9 and 9G it is convenient to Red Hook, Rhinebeck and even Kingston. Check out their EXTENSIVE schedule and more information on their website.

  124. Join us for our 2013 Fall Concert Series on select Sundays this Fall at 3:00 p.m. at St. James’ Chapel, 10 E. Market St. in Hyde Park (across from the post office). On Sept. 8 we kick off the series with the gospel sounds of our Artist in Residence, Spirit of Unity. Other concerts are as follows: October 6 – Songs of Greenwich Village, featuring Randy Burns; October 20 – The Cupcakes; November 17 – Betty and the Baby Boomers.

    Tickets sold at the door: $12 ADULTS, $10 SENIORS, FREE children 12 & under.
    SEASON TICKETS: $2 discount each ticket for all four concerts — call for info.
    Complimentary Refreshments.
    Call 845-229-2820.

  125. TEAMBUILDING RETREATS at Ramapo
    We serve businesses, schools, churches and community clubs/organizations.

    We’re booking now for the winter and spring.

    Don’t miss our beautiful campus in the wintertime!
    *Please call us to find out about our reduced winter rates.

    Hundreds of adults and youth visit Ramapo for Children’s beautiful 250-acre campus in Rhinebeck each year to work on relationship-building skills such as teamwork, collaboration, cooperation, leadership and conflict resolution through our adventure-based activities.

    Join us for a day program or stay overnight:
    • Learn from our highly skilled, professional staff
    • Stay warm in winterized, heated lodging
    • Tackle the indoor ropes course and climbing wall
    • Enjoy nature’s beauty with winter hiking and star gazing
    • Cozy up to an outdoor campfire

    We personalize our programs to meet your group’s needs and we’re ready to discuss dates, cost, meals, activities, group goals and more.

    Additionally, we do site rental if you are just looking for meeting space, lodging and meals.

    Contact Karri Wolfe at 845.876.8435 or kwolfe@ramapoforchildren.org to find out what Ramapo Retreats can do for your team.

    Check us out: http://www.ramapoforchildren.org/retreats

  126. La Leche League Meetings Move to Starr Library!

    La Leche League of Northern Dutchess County is joining the wide array of community service organizations meeting at Rhinebeck’s Starr Library. Thank you, Starr Library!!

    Beginning on Tuesday, September 10th at 10:15 am, LLL will hold free monthly meetings in the Children’s Library section at the library at 68 West Market Street in Rhinebeck. The Group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

    Welcoming women who would like to know more about breastfeeding or for women who are already breastfeeding to answer any questions you have. Babies and toddlers welcomed to attend with moms. We also have a free lending library with books on breastfeeding, early childhood development and nutrition. Please join us!

    This LLL Group has been meeting in the area for 33 years. The leaders are outstanding and the information here is hard to find anywhere else. La Leche League is an international organization with local chapters in 68 countries worldwide and is considered the most influential organization advocating breastfeeding. Its national best-selling book, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, now in its 8th edition, is published in four languages and has sold over 2 million copies.

    Questions? Email us at NDLLLLeaders@gmail.com or call 845-876-6880.

  127. Don’t miss this awesome community event this Saturday, Sept 14th, 7:00pm at the Elks Lodge in Red Hook!!!

    Fun for the whole family! First Annual KCP Models Fall Fashion show featuring local high school seniors from four local high schools.

    Lights, music, food, fashion, gift bags… you won’t want to miss this!!

    Sponsored and supported by many, many local businesses and community members; we can’t thank community enough for all the support and help!

    Email, message or call to reserve your seats: kathy@kathycassensphotography.com, FB: Kathy Cassens Photography phone: 914-489-0732

    Meet the models at: http://www.facebook.com/kcpmodels

    (note: I have a flyer that I would like to post with this text, can I send you the flyer to post?)

    thanks!

  128. St. James’ Fall Concert Series: Songs of Greenwich Village. Three singer-songwriter friends who perform regularly as individual artists at open mics in Greenwich Village, New York City. Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at St. James’ Chapel, 10 E. Market St., Hyde Park (across from the post office). Tickets sold at the door. $12 ADULTS; $10 SENIORS; FREE children 12 & under. Complimentary refreshments. Call 845-229-2820 for info.

    The headliner of this trio, folk singer Randy Burns, is the real deal. He was a part of the Urban Folk Revival in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. At the age of 18 in 1966 he became the permanent opening act at the legendary Gaslight Café on MacDougal Street, opening for the likes of Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, and many others. A few years later he formed a band called Randy Burns and the Sky Dog Band. Randy will be joined by Jim Petrie and Paul Fairall. Paul is an English musician who performs alternative folk, telling stories that are quirky, pop and romantic. Jim Petrie, whose music can be described as Americana, is a native Long Islander now based in New York City. Known for his guitar skills, talent for melody and thoughtful lyrics, Jim has been writing songs since he was in elementary school.

  129. Please join us at Monday’s Rhinebeck Town Board meeting, 6:45, Town Hall.

    Many thanks for your petition support and for your attendance at Thursday night’s Village Zoning Board meeting. We had an excellent showing of about 70 concerned citizens and everyone really wanted to speak on the subject of Northern Dutchess Hospital’s expansion. NDH pulled their variance request one hour before the hearing was to begin so citizens were unfortunately unable to express their dissatisfaction with NDH and their plan to demolish the front lawn, pave it over and light it at night.

    Now we are on the agenda for this Monday’s Rhinebeck Town Board meeting (meeting starts at 6:45) to present a request that the Town Board initiate an Article 78 action against the Village Planning Board for their decision not to require Health Quest to conduct a full SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review ) review of this project. Article 78 is a section of New York State law which allows aggrieved parties to challenge a decision of a public body. At a minimum this 12 acre project in the middle of our beautiful, historic village needs an environmental review and no one has required that one be conducted.

    We very much need as many of you as possible to attend to show the strength of public concern regarding this project.

    We remain convinced that the planning process for this project is in error and want to seek support from the Rhinebeck Town Board to take action. The current site development plan is clearly inconsistent with the Town of Rhinebeck’s Comprehensive Plan and the Greenway Pact, and convincing the Town Board to initiate action, probably with joint participation from affected village residents, will lend significant momentum to the need for a full SEQR review of this project.

    Please attend if you possibly can. We know these meetings are disruptive to your busy lives. But as we witnessed Thursday night, public action plays an invaluable role in motivating municipal officials and developers to act in the public interest.

    Many thanks for your support.

    save-rhinebeck-green-space.com

  130. The Town of Rhinebeck Highway Department is hosting a household hazardous waste disposal day at the Town Garage, 119 Rhinecliff Road, this Saturday, October 5, 2013. Items accepted include: chemicals, button cell batteries, electronic equipment, and fluorescent bulbs. A full list of items is available at http://www.dcrra.org/flyers/Hazardous%20Waste%20Flyer-Rhinebeck-2013.pdf

    Pre-registration is required to schedule a drop-off time. The registration fee is $5 and there no limit on the amount of items for disposal. To register, or for further information, call 463-6020, or visit http://www.DCRRA.org.

  131. Please consider posting this message to the board….. Thank you!

    CELEBRATE FALL!
    Please Join Us To Plant Trees & Shrubs

    Saturday,November 2, 9am-1pm

    Meet at 46 Mulberry Street for a quick planting lesson, and we’ll move to a few planting spots around the Village.

    Join your friends and neighbors to plant trees and shrubs to help make Rhinebeck greener and more beautiful. All are welcome–no experience necessary; bring a shovel & gloves if possible.

    Contact Cecily for more information: 876-7462 or Michaelfrazier@earthlink.net

    Sponsored by the Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission

    “A society grows great when old men plant trees in
    whose shade they know they shall never sit”. – Greek Proverb

  132. St. James’ Fall Concert Series: The Cupcakes. Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at St. James’ Chapel, 10 E. Market St., Hyde Park, NY (across from the post office). Tickets sold at the door. $12 ADULTS; $10 SENIORS; FREE children 12 & under. Complimentary refreshments (featuring cupcakes, of course). Call 845-229-2820 for info.

    Recipe for cupcakes: Start with 3 uber-talented women; add 5-6 instruments (3 at a time); then cream together with a bouquet of awards for songwriting and independent music. Stir in 6 CDs, sprinkle with jingles, tours with famous people, production credits, and videos. Ice the whole thing with humor and harmony. No need to bake – The Cupcakes definitely do the cooking! Lyn Hardy has performed folk, rock, old time, contra, blues, and country music in the USA, Canada and Europe since 1965. Elly Wininger got her start in the NYC Folk Revival scene playing blues and ragtime guitar in the basket houses of Greenwich Village. Janice Hardgrove is a former jingle singer for national corporations such as McDonalds and Pepsi.

  133. Winnakee Land Trust invites the community to Burger Buggy Day on Saturday, November 2 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, weather permitting. Burger Buggy Day is a FREE event at Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill. There will be free hay rides to the top of the hill, cider and donuts.

    This is a wonderful outing for all ages and abilities to be able to view our stunning countryside from the best vantage point in Rhinebeck. For more information, call Jen Mac Kay at 876-4213 or email info@winnakeeland.org. No rain date is planned so check our website or Facebook page if you are unsure. See you on the Hill!

    Drayton Grant Park at Burger Hill is located on Route 9G, just south of Violet Hill Road.

  134. Any chance you can find and post the ballot for Tuesday’s election? There are 6 or 7 constitutional amendments and 1 only know what 1 of them is!

  135. Vote Rhinebeck!

    It is critical that everyone participate in municipal elections to elect informed, independent and responsible public officials.

    Here are our polling places based on the election district (ED) in which you live:

    ED1: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 371 Wurtemburg Rd., Town of Rhinebeck

    ED2: Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck Village

    ED3: Firehouse, Orchard St., Rhinecliff Hamlet

    ED4: Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck Village

    ED5: Town Hall, 80 E. Market St., Rhinebeck Village

    ED6: Firehouse, Orchard St., Rhinecliff Hamlet

    ED7: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 371 Wurtemburg Rd., Town of Rhinebeck

    Here is a map which shows the specific districts so you can locate your polling place:

    http://www.rhinebeckdemocrats.org/images/ED_map.pdf

    Here is a great guide from the League of Women Voters on the six proposed amendments to the New York State Constitution.

    http://www.lwvny.org/advocacy/elections/2013/Guide-Ballot-Proposals_2013.pdf

  136. St. James’ Fall Concert Series presents: Betty and the Baby Boomers, Sunday Nov. 17 at 3:00 p.m. at St. James’ Chapel, 10 E. Market Street, Hyde Park (across from the post office) – The name seemed like a good idea twenty years ago when Betty Boomer, Jean Valla McAvoy, Paul Rubeo, and Steve Stanne began performing together—a play on Betty’s name and the fact that all four are children of the baby boom generation. The name is now known to folk music fans from the mountains of Connemara in Ireland to the Catskills overlooking the Hudson Valley. In addition to original songs from Jean, the Boomers (now including bass player Robert Bard) draw on sources including traditional folk, contemporary artists like Bruce Cockburn and Dougie MacClean, and classic “folksingers” like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Phil Ochs. Tickets sold at the door: $12 adults, $10 seniors, FREE children 12 and under. Call 845-229-2820 for info.

  137. Hi there would you share this info about The Group Holiday Show on Nov. 23 10-8 and Nov. 24th 10- 4 there is a poster on our face book page I’m hoping you can access.
    Thanks so very much.
    Grace

      1. Hi there,
        I was wondering if you could put up a reminder for The Group Holiday Show coming up this week end Nov. 23rd 10-8 and 24th 10 – 4 at the Delmater Conference Center in Rhinebeck.
        Possibly post the flyer again? We have a Facebook event page listed below.
        Thanks ,
        Grace

  138. Yes ….thanks .
    The Group Holiday Show is in it’s 36th year and is showing at the Delmater Conference Center of the Beekman Arms ,6387 Mill St -Rt 9 in Rhinebeck NY on Sat. Nov.23rd 10-8 and Sun. Nov. 24th 10-4.
    We have 22 Artisans this year. It has been called “a gem of a show”.
    We have a Facebook event page called The Group Holiday Show and I also have a poster I can send but I’m not sure how.
    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
    Grace

  139. Hearing Tues, Nov 19 on Northern Dutchess Hospital plan to remove 80 trees

    A public hearing about the Health Quest’s Northern Dutchess Hospital project has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th at 7:15 pm at the Rhinebeck Village Hall. We encourage you to attend.

    The public will finally have an opportunity to make comments about the proposed expansion.

    Unfortunately Save Rhinebeck Green Space has uncovered some extremely misleading information that Health Quest has been spreading in full page paid advertisements in our local paper The Observer.

    Health Quest says in these advertisements in The Observer that 34 trees will be removed for the hospital project.

    But a report prepared by tree expert SavaTree and submitted to the Rhinebeck Village Planning Board on Health Quest’s behalf says that 80 trees will be removed.

    Background here: http://www.save-rhinebeck-green-space.com/#!tree-demolition/c1xcs

    The site plans submitted to the Planning Board confirms that many more than 34 trees will be removed.

    Why is Health Quest seemingly misleading the public about a vital element of the project?

    How can the public provide comments at the November 19 public hearing when the information provided appears to be misleading and incomplete?

    In studying the hospital plans we have also discovered what appears to be 47 new 12-15 foot high light fixtures spread throughout the hospital campus. The removal of 80 trees and massive new lighting fixtures will make Northern Dutchess Hospital into a medical mall in the middle of Rhinebeck’s historic district.

    Please mark your calendar to attend the Tuesday, November 19th public hearing at 7:15 pm in the Village Halll.

    Thanks for your great support.

  140. On Saturday, November 16, The Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill Street will hold its Second Annual “At Your Service” Auction. Come and bid to win the services of members and friends. In addition to a variety of useful services , gift cards and specialty holiday food items will be sold via silent auction. Doors open at 5:30pm for viewing. Live auction begins at 6pm. Absentee bids available. Hot dogs with fixings, soup, cookies, brownies, drinks available to purchase.
    Just a few of the exciting services being offered are: Mets/Renegades/ND Symphony tickets, professional genealogical research services, a one half hour professional video interview of a relative discussing your family’s history, your own maid or handyman for a day, piano/organ lessons, Grades K-6 tutoring, a guided tour of kayaking on the Esopus/Rondout complete with a basket lunch, tennis and golf lessons, car wash and hand wax, learn to drive a team of horses, a horse drawn carriage ride for two, pet and child care in your home, dinner for four delivered to your house, home baked goods made with a week’s notice, personal computer services, personally created Christmas card labels or custom-made, computer-generated personal business products, hand painted”El Gato” greeting cards, a “Fun with Fondant” class, Manhattan or Airport transportation, garden design, extraordinary holiday gift wrapping for 10 packages, and even a three night cottage rental for six just two minute’s from the West Yarmouth (Cape Cod) beach. For a complete listing or more information, contact Brenda Klaproth,845-876-2436/bklaproth@ymail.com or the church at 876-3727.

  141. Arbor Ridge at Brookmeade, Dutchess County’s premier retirement community is having two fantastic events in December for senior citizens in and around Rhinebeck.

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 1:00-3:00pm Arbor ridge is having our annual “Holiday High Tea” Start your holiday season by spending an elegant afternoon sampling teas and tasting treats from our Culinary Institute trained chefs.

    Thursday, Dec. 19, from 3:00- 5:00pm Arbor Ridge is having our “Holiday Sing-A-Long and Social Hour” Join us for a fun afternoon of holiday songs, festive food and cocktails, and live music.

    For more information please call (845) 876-3344 and ask for Eileen or Tom.

  142. Important Public Hearing

    Tuesday, November 19th in Village Hall at 7:15 pm there will be a public hearing addressing the hospital expansion / renovation project proposed by Health Quest.

    This is an extremely important hearing upon which the future viability of the hospital itself might depend.

    If you believe, as we do, that continuing to have an up to date hospital in our community is a high priority, then we urge you to attend this public hearing.

    Paul Niedercorn & Brenda Klaproth

  143. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    CONTACT: Jim Reardon
    845-876-7015

    TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE VILLAGE OF RHINEBECK

    The Town Board of the Town of Rhinebeck will be holding a meeting tonight November 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm at Town Hall 80 East Market St and is proposing the passage of a local law to establish the office of a
    single appointed assessor. This is a significant change as there are currently 3 elected assessors that share the job and responsibilities. As the Town assessors are responsible for assessments in the Village of Rhinebeck this local law if passed has the potential to affect all residents, businesses and property owners in the Village of Rhinebeck. I wish to make it clear that I have received no correspondence nor have I been contacted by any members of the Town Board regarding this change. I went to Town Hall and requested a copy of the proposed law to try and gain some insight as to why this change is being proposed. The law provides no background or insight as to the motivation for this change. In my mind this has the potential to have a significant impact on all those living, working, or owning property in the Village and I encourage everyone to attend this meeting to hear what this is all about. If passed in the future those responsible for assessments will serve at the will of the Town Board and no longer be voted for by those they are taxing. This deserves everyone’s attention, please share with those you know that will be impacted.

    Jim Reardon
    Mayor

  144. The Baptist Home at Brookmeade will be having our annual Holiday Family Photos with Holiday & Classic Backdrops starting on December 3 2013. Please see below for pricing, dates and the exact times we will be offering this service to the community.

    Package #1 – Two 4x6s, Five 2x3s (wallets) $15
    Package #2 – One 5×7, One 3.5×5, Two 2.5×3 $20
    Package #3 – One 8×10, One 4×6, Four 3.5x5s $25
    Package #4 – One 8×10, Two 5x7s, Nine 2x3s (wallets) $35

    Individual prints available, take your photos home the same day!
    We are pleased to offer this service to our Residents, their Families & the General Public

    Photos by Melissa Lasher

    Tues. Dec. 3rd & Wed. Dec. 4th 10am – 6pm
    Sat. Dec 7th 2pm – 6pm
    The Baptist Home Chapel
    Please call Susanne Bernard at 845-876-2071 x107
    to schedule your appointment.

  145. LEARN THE ROPES – CLIMBING CLUB
    Rock Wall and High Ropes Course Climbing Experiences
    Sundays: 2-4pm
    January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23
    Sessions are held in Rhinebeck at Ramapo for Children’s Indoor Recreation Center
    Participants experience and learn how to: Navigate up to 10 different high ropes elements, climb rock walls and high ropes courses safely, belay others (learn to operate and secure the rope system which keeps people safe while climbing), and be a productive member of a team.
    Classes are for youth ages 9-18yrs. (adults welcome too!) The cost is $10 per person, per session. Come for one, some or all the sessions!
    TO REGISTER for a session, please call Karri Wolfe at 876-8435 or email: kwolfe@ramapoforchildren.org

  146. Update from Save Rhinebeck Green Space:

    We are writing to give you an update on the planning process for the Northern Dutchess Hospital expansion and let you know about two upcoming meetings about the hospital. Please plan on attending.

    First off the hospital is planning to demolish 78 trees in the construction process so the ads they placed in our local paper, The Observer, were false and misleading. This is sad news and raises the issue of how truthful their communications with the public have been.

    This Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 pm is a meeting of the Planning Board (at the Village Hall) to review changes they requested to the hospital. The most important change is that the Planning Board, at their December 3 meeting stated that the hospital campus has been “maxed out” and asked Health Quest and Kirchhoff to attach a note to their final site plan documenting that they, too, understand that the remaining green space needs to be retained and that any future parking needs must be met off site.

    We believe that the note attached to the final site plan verifying that the Planning Board wants no future development on the green space is extremely important. We commend the Planning Board for their position and hope Northern Dutchess Hospital recognizes how they have grown to a scale that no longer fits within a residential neighborhood. The Planning Board meeting this Tuesday is not a public hearing and NDH is last on the agenda but we are encourage everyone to attend if they can.

    This Thursday, December 19th, is a public hearing of the Zoning Board of Appeals at 7:00 pm at the Village Hall. This is likely the last chance for the public to weigh in on the hospital project. The laws which govern granting a variance are very precise. One of the requirements of granting a variance is that the result could not be achieved by other means.

    Clearly the medical offices proposed for the hospital could be located in the “medical office district” along Springbook Avenue. The “medical office district” was created in 2006 in the Rhinebeck Village Zoning Code” to provide space for medical offices for Northern Dutchess Hospital. Therefore there is no need to grant a height variance to allow medical offices in the hospital expansion. Please attend the meeting if possible. We encourage thoughtful public comments on the hospital project. It’s your chance to speak out on the project. Please attend!

    Save Rhinebeck Green Space thanks everyone who has signed our petition (over 500 signatures) , written letters to the Planning and Zoning Boards and attended meetings. Your time and concern has helped limit the devastating impact of the loss of trees and lawn.

    The community character of the village will be forever changed. It will be a very sad day for Rhinebeck when 78 trees are demolished but some green space has been saved. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Tuesday and especially the Thursday meetings.

    Best holidays wishes to you and your family!

  147. Good news for Save Rhinebeck Green Space supporters!

    The Village Planning Board, at their meeting Tuesday night, required Northern Dutchess Hospital to put on note on the final site plans saying that they believed the campus had been “maxed out” and wanted no more development on the front lawn after this project. And any future parking should happen off campus and use shuttle buses. Cheers for the Planning Board!

    Tonight, December 19th, is a public hearing of the Zoning Board of Appeals at 7:00 pm at the Village Hall. This is likely the last chance for the public to weigh in on the hospital project. It’s your chance to speak up.

    The hospital is requesting a height variance of 3 1/2 feet. The laws which govern granting a variance are very precise and can be seen here.

    http://www.save-rhinebeck-green-space.com/#!9-foot-variance-rules/cwcy

    One of the requirements of granting a variance is that the result could not be achieved by other means.

    Clearly the medical offices proposed for the hospital could be located in the “medical office district” along Springbook Avenue. The “medical office district” was created in 2006 in the Rhinebeck Village Zoning Code” to provide space for medical offices for Northern Dutchess Hospital.

    Although the properties on Springbook had been listed for sale by Win Morrison Realty for over a year once we began recommending that the hospital locate the medical offices there the properties mysteriously were removed from listing. Is this temporary or will there come back on the market once the hospital expansion is approved? All eyes on Springbrook Avenue Medical Office District.

    Please attend the public hearing tonight if possible. We encourage thoughtful public comments. It’s your chance to speak out on the project. Thanks for your support.

    Save Rhinebeck Green Space

  148. REGISTER NOW – LEARN THE ROPES – CLIMBING CLUB

    Rock Wall and High Ropes Course Climbing Experiences
    Sundays: 2-4pm
    January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9, 16, 23
    Sessions are held in Rhinebeck at Ramapo for Children’s Indoor Recreation Center

    Participants experience and learn how to: Navigate up to 10 different high ropes elements, climb rock walls and high ropes courses safely, belay others (learn to operate and secure the rope system which keeps people safe while climbing), and be a productive member of a team.
    Classes are for youth ages 9-18yrs. (adults welcome too!) The cost is $10 per person, per session. Come for one, some, or all the sessions!

    TO REGISTER for a session, please email Karri Wolfe at: kwolfe@ramapoforchildren.org
    or call 876-8435.

  149. 2014 Rhinebeck Little League Registration is Now Open

    Sign Up NOW for Rhinebeck Little League Baseball and Softball
    Early Registration Discount for players registering by March 10, 2014.

    New Little League Residency Rules for 2014 Season!
    Players who live in the Town of Rhinebeck or attend school in the Town of Rhinebeck are eligible to play in the Rhinebeck Little League. As a result of these new residency rules, all students attending Chancellor Livingston School, Bulkeley Middle School, and Rhinebeck High School are now eligible to play in the Rhinebeck Little League.

    Registration is fast and easy, Just go to the Rhinebeck Little League’s website
    http://www.RhinebeckLL.com to register for any of the following:

    T-Ball, Girls and Boys, ages 4 – 7
    Baseball
    ** Minor/B League (ages 7 – 10)
    ** Major/A League (ages 10 – 12)
    ** Junior League (ages 13 -14; combined Rhinebeck-Red Hook program)
    ** Senior League (ages 15-16; combined Rhinebeck-Red Hook program)
    Girls Softball
    ** Minor League (ages 8-10; combined Rhinebeck-Red Hook program)
    ** Major League (ages 10-12; combined Rhinebeck-Red Hook program)
    (Softball games/practices will take place primarily at the Town of Red Hook Rec Park.)

    Go to http://www.RhinebeckLL.com for details about baseball and softball divisions, 2014 rates, Little League age calculator, field directions, and Little League contact information.

  150. Art Students Discuss Path to Scholarship
    Award-winning Author & Illustrator leads panel

    Poughkeepsie, NY – On Saturday night at 5:00pm, students from the Art Institute of Mill Street Loft will discuss their path to scholarship and the work that compromises their college application portfolios and currently showcased in the Senior Student Art Show at MSL. Since 2000, over $30 million in merit-based scholarships have been offered to Mill Street Loft art students. This panel is the first of its kind at Mill Street Loft and will allow students to share their experience and their development process as they apply to colleges and consider their future as working artists.
    Guest Artist Peter McCarty, a Caldecott Honor author and illustrator from Rhinebeck, will facilitate the panel discussion with the students. McCarty, who also teaches at the School of Visual Arts and University of Hartford, knows first-hand the challenges students face in college and career development.
    “I am looking forward to learning more about Mill Street Loft’s process and why these students are so successful,” said McCarty.
    On February 7th, at the national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Mill Street Loft students won 72 Gold and Silver medals in the Hudson Valley Regional art competition. Four of the five top awards, the American Vision Awards, were won by Mill Street Loft students, Michelle Devlin, Matthew Valardo, Emily Kofsky and and Jenna Pyzowski. These students now move on to the national competition and vie for $10,000 in college scholarship funds with a potential of a full-tuition college scholarship available to National Gold Portfolio Winners.
    “These are some of the most prestigious awards that a college-bound high school student can earn in the U.S.,” said Todd Poteet, Director of the Art Institute at Mill Street Loft. “Our students have done consistently well over the years, but this year was unprecedented.”

    Coincidentally, “Unprecedented” is the name of this year’s Senior Student Art Show. The work of eight students has been included in this show. At this point, several pieces have been removed from the show to be sent to the national competition, but Mill Street Loft has found an alternative way to share the work with attendees of the event.
    “We think it will add to the exploration and discussion to experience this work in a different way. But you will have to join to see how we are doing it,” Poteet added.
    The public, art lovers of all ages, families and talented young artists, are invited to attend this free event to learn more about Mill Street Loft, the talented students and their work and how to plan for college applications and portfolio development.
    The “Unprecedented” Panel Discussion Event is taking place on Saturday, February 15th at 5:00pm at Mill Street Loft’s Studio45, 45 Pershing Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, just off Rte 44/55. Information is available on the website http://www.millstreetloft.org , Facebook or by calling the MSL office at 845-471-7477.

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  151. Wednesday, February 26, 10am, Rhinebeck Town Hall, Rhinebeck Garden Club. Master Gardener Donna Croshier will speak on “Gardening in Small Spaces”. Free.  For more information contact Steven Mann at 845-876-6892.

  152. Save Rhinebeck Green Space is proud to endorse Heath Tortarella and Gary Kenton in the upcoming Rhinebeck village trustee election on March 18th. Vote Tuesday 12 noon to 9pm.

    Spring is almost here!

    We know everyone is interested in how our effort to save the green space at Northern Dutchess Hospital came out.

    In summary we had some big losses and some good gains. We thank everyone for their support during the process. It was your support that made our efforts possible.

    Save Rhinebeck Green Space (SRGS) worked actively since late last spring to preserve the lawn area and trees in front of Health Quest’s Northern Dutchess Hospital (NDH) facility. We attended meetings, talked to residents, gathered petition signatures, researched the village code and initiated legal action against NDH, the builder Kirchhoff and the village planning board.

    After almost a year of review the village planning board (VPB) approved the final NDH site plan on January 8th, 2014. The approved plan will pave over less lawn than Health Quest’s original plans but still results in considerable loss of trees and green space at the entrance to the village.

    The front area of the hospital will also be extensively lit at night and change the residential character of the northern end of the village. The final plan does incorporate extensive landscaping, including wooden fencing, along Montgomery Street that came about partly through our efforts. Of course the landscaping will take years to mature and screen the commercial nature of the hospital.

    We wanted give you more details and reflect on what we learned as concerned citizens. We would also like to share some thoughts on future action. Read more here:

    http://www.save-rhinebeck-green-space.com/

  153. Happy Easter!

    Dutchess County’s premiere senior living community will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday April 17th 2014 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at The Baptist Home. There will be activities, food and an Easter Basket raffle. Easter baskets for the raffle will be brimming with specialty items from local artisans.

    The Easter Bunny will also be present at The Baptist Home for Holiday Family Photos, with two photo packages to choose from.

    For more information please call: 845-876-2071 Ext. 107 and ask for Susanne!

  154. Hello Rhinebeck Community Gardeners,

    Spring is here! The birds are singing and the garden is calling. It is time to start thinking about digging in the dirt.

    Our first Community Gardeners meeting is set for March 29th at 10am in the Starr Library. We will meet in the downstairs meeting room.

    Along with registration, we will assign gardeners to their Work Crew and allow time for you to spend with the crew leaders.

    It’s going to be a wonderful season. More potlucks, mid week dinners in the garden, an open house for the community, Sunday morning gatherings in the garden and a new Crew…..pest control !

    Rhinebeck Community Garden is 100% organic.

    Rhinebeck residents looking for a plot can add their name to the waiting list and volunteer positions are available for our Garden to Food Pantry fresh food project. Last year we grew and donated over 500 pounds of fresh vegetables to the Church of the Messiah Food Pantry. We would like to increase the amount of food we grow and deliver and volunteers are needed for planting, weeding, watering and delivering the food to Messiah Food Pantry.

    Contact rhinebeckcommunitygarden@gmail.com or catelong@gmail.com for more information.

    PS: Now is the time to plant spring peas when the ground is unfrozen..

  155. Friday, March 28, 7pm, Rhinebeck Town Hall. Rhinebeck Garden Club. Speaker Mark Adams, co-owner of Adams Greenhouses, a 5-acre growing facility in Poughkeepsie will present “What’s New in the World of Perennials and Annuals”. Mark will be assisted by his wife Sue, who works with him in producing the plants they sell. Mark is President of the Dutchess-Putnam-Westchester Farm Bureau and serves on the New York State Farm Bureau Board of Directors and is a member of the Cornell Plant Advisory Program. Gardeners of all experience levels and interest are welcome. Free. Refreshments served. For more information contact Steven Mann at 845-876-6892.

  156. Many in Rhinebeck know me from my work in the Rhinebeck Community Garden, Church of the Messiah and Save Rhinebeck Green Space. I was also a founder, with the great Maggie Salamone, of this Rhinebeck Community Forum.

    But few know me for my professional work as a national expert on municipal bonds and state and local finances. Here are two recent appearances I made on RT and Fox Business:

    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/3386307945001/long-expect-painful-public-pension-haircuts/#sp=show-clips

    I’m not a broker or investment advisor but I’m happy to answer any questions about municipal securities or public finance for my fellow community members. It’s important that we know where our tax dollars go!

  157. Wednesday, April 23, 10:30am, Rhinebeck Garden Club Field Trip to Vassar College. “Unearthing Vassar’s Historical Garden Practices”. Presenter: Keri VanCamp, Manager Olmsted Greenhouse and Vassar Ecological Preserve. Free for members, $5.00 guest. Business meeting to follow. For info, contact Steven Mann at smann320@yahoo.com or 876-6892.

  158. Help celebrate Arbor Day with the Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission as they put in 28 trees on Saturday, May 3, starting at 9 AM until 1 PM. Park at the Chancellor Livingston Elementary School and the planting will take place in the Stortini Development as well as other locations in the south end of the Village.

    The planting will take place rain or shine. Bring gloves and a shovel and other equipment if you have it to lend. Families are welcome. There are plenty of things for children to do, like watering and moving mulch, rocks and sod. You are welcome to stay as long as you like. The Highway Dept. pre-digs the holes, but we need a lot of help with the actual planting.

    Please join us to plant and help make Rhinebeck Village more beautiful and environmentally strong.

    Call Jon at 516-4500 with questions.

  159. Thank you for sharing this information – how can I also submit a photo?

    The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program invites the public into local private gardens beginning on May 4th

    The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program for 2014 in Dutchess County, New York begins Sunday, May 4th, featuring three private gardens in Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers Falls, open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to each garden is $5, the Open Day is rain or shine, and no reservations are required. Call 1-888-842-2442, or visit http://www.opendaysprogram.org for more information. Seven additional Dutchess County Open Days will take place through October, featuring eleven private gardens.

    Featured on the May 4th Open Day is The Chocolate Factory – Garden of Ruth Oja (21 Cedar Hill Road, Red Hook), built on the ruins of the Livingston Grist Mill, the garden combines English style naturalism with the Hudson Valley ideal of picturesque, and includes a dramatic waterfall and thousands of spring bulbs. At Cedar Heights Orchard (8 Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck), yew hedges, specimen trees, and stone walls add structure to informal plantings, a large vegetable/cutting garden is designed to attract pollinators, and a large hillside orchard faces west with a stunning view of the Catskills. At the garden of Anne Spiegel (299 Maloney Road, Wappingers Falls) a massive stone outcrop has been enhanced by a series of stone-walled raised beds constructed on stepped ledges and cliffs and planted with choice specimens of xerophytic and drought-tolerant plants, a separate fenced stream garden is home to plants that like wet feet, and a new area beyond the north end of the cliff is being developed for hellebores and other shade-lovers.

  160. Save the Date! The Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with their annual spring sidewalk sale, announces Historic Rhinebeck Days on May 17 and 18. Town-wide non-profit groups have been invited to participate by opening their buildings or setting up displays, exhibits and events off site. Most activities are scheduled for Saturday, but a guided walking tour of Ferncliff Forest, and a first-ever scavenger hunt in the Rhinebeck cemetery are among a number of events taking place only on Sunday. This is a chance to increase your knowledge of Rhinebeck history by viewing a special exhibit, seeing the interior of village churches, discovering a new shop or restaurant, or viewing free films of local interest. Community groups with historical material who have not been contacted and would like to participate should contact Colleen Cruikshank at the Chamber office, 876-5904 or email Brenda Klaproth, c/o The Historic Rhinebeck committee, at 876-2436 or email bklaproth@ymail.com . Sidewalk, shop windows or interior spaces will be available for those organizations who don’t own a building downtown or none at all. A schedule of activities and a locator map of participating parties will be available from many businesses throughout the village. More details will be announced in early May.

  161. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT RHINEBECK TENNIS CLUB:

    Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun and tennis. There will be a schedule of events to keep everyone active and entertained with a relaxing BBQ Monday afternoon.

    For more information visit our website or on find us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RhinebeckTennis. Or call us at 845-876-8008

    Schedule of Events

    Saturday May 24:
    Advanced Players Clinic 9:00 am – 10:30 am
    Intermediate Players Clinic 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Novice Players Clinic 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    10 and Under Tennis Play Day 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Sunday May 25:
    Advanced Players Clinic 9:00 am – 10:30 am
    Intermediate Players Clinic 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Novice Players Clinic 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    11 to 17 Play Day 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Monday May 26:
    Adult Tennis Day Camp 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Refreshments Provided)
    Tennis Mixer and BBQ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Feel Free to Bring Your Own Beer and Wine.

  162. Join us Saturday, May 31 from 2-4pm for a VAL-KILL PICNIC

    Celebrating the opening of new Exhibits at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. It promises to be a spectacular afternoon on the grounds, the way the Eleanor and Franklin most loved to entertain.

    Joining us will be the Chefs’ Consortium, New York chefs committed to promoting locally-grown farm fresh food, in tradition of the original Val-Kill Industries support of agricultural communities, as highlighted in the Exhibits.

    Registration is FREE, but reservations are required by Thursday, May 29 at:
    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e91i7l5oaedde620&llr=8cirgtmab&showPage=true

    Location: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, 56 Valkill Park Road (off 9G) in Hyde Park.
    For more information visit: http://www.honoringeleanorroosevelt.org.

  163. Please post:

    RHINEBECK/RHINECLIFF MUSEUM AND HOUSE TOUR SET FOR JUNE 8

    By Karla R. Cook

    A Museum and House Tour in Rhinebeck

    and Rhinecliff to benefit the Chancellor

    Livingston Chapter, NSDAR, and

    Museum of Rhinebeck History is

    scheduled for Sunday, June 8, 2014,

    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., beginning at the

    DAR Chapter House, 77 Livingston Street

    in Rhinebeck. The Chapter House,

    located a few blocks from the village, was

    once the home of Revolutionary War

    Major General Richard Montgomery and

    his wife, Janet Livingston Montgomery.

    Once you’ve received your program and

    ticket(s) you can begin the tour at a

    location of your choosing. There will be

    volunteers to greet you along the way.

    Venture into the historic past Rhinebeck

    and Rhinecliff. Take a walk through front

    doors, local history, architecture, and

    interior design. The tour will take place

    rain or shine and no public bathrooms will

    be available at any of the homes. Tickets

    are $25 in advance and $30 the day of

    the event. To pre-order, contact Steven

    Mann at (845) 876-6892 or

    smann320@yahoo.com.

  164. Saturday, May 24, 10am-2pm, Rain Date Sunday, May 25. Annual Rhinebeck Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale. CVS Open Space. Mostly perennials, some shrubs, annuals, herbs, vegetables, hanging baskets and container arrangements. All the perennials are locally grown coming from members’ and friends’ gardens. Proceeds enable the club to educate community members interested in gardening, foster an appreciation of gardening, maintain selected civic sites in Rhinebeck and continue our outreach to health care and senior facilities. Questions? Call Steven Mann, at 845-876-6892 or Brenda Klaproth at 845-876-2436.

  165. Wednesday, May 28, 7pm, Rhinebeck Town Hall. Rhinebeck Garden Club. Speaker: Andrew Koehn, Mohonk Mountain House Garden Manager will present: “Plants that Work so You Don’t Have to”. $8.00 fee for non-members. All proceeds to benefit the local community. The Friends of the Rhinebeck Cemetery were the recipients from last year’s special speaker program to replant climbing roses at the cemetery gates, and in 2012, camp fees were subsidized for qualifying members of the Gentle Giants 4H club. For more information contact Steven Mann at 876-6892 or Brenda Klaproth at 876-2436.

  166. Closure of the Garden Street Cafe

    When Rhinebeck Health Foods changed ownership in May, Faith Palmer was given two weeks notice that she must close her business, the Garden Street Cafe, because the new owners had other plans for the space. She had operated the Cafe for over 10 years inside the health food store. Please consider helping Faith with a donation of any amount as she gets back on her feet. Thanks! http://www.gofundme.com/9eroi8

  167. Rhinebeck-Rhinecliff museum and house tour Sunday
    June 6, 2014

    A museum and house tour in Rhinebeck and Rhinecliff to benefit the Chancellor Livingston Chapter, NSDAR, and the Museum of Rhinebeck History will be held Sun., June 8, from 10am to 4pm.

    The tour will begin at the DAR Chapter House at 77 Livingston Street in Rhinebeck. The Chapter House was the home of Revolutionary War Major General Richard Montgomery and his wife, Janet Livingston Montgomery.

    The program given out with the tickets outlines the rest of the tour, which you can go through in any order. There will be volunteers to greet you along the way. The tour will take place rain or shine, and no public bathrooms will be available at any of the homes.

    Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. To pre-order, contact Steven Mann at (845) 876-6892 or smann320@yahoo.com.

  168. The Community at Brookmeade: Arbor Ridge, The Terrace and The Baptist Home will hold an auction Saturday June 21st 2014 at 5:30pm. The auction will be held at the George Cole Auction House 7578 North Broadway, Red Hook and it is free and open to the public.

    There will be a Preview Party Thursday June 19th 2014 from 6-9pm, also to be held at the George Cole Auction House and open to the public. Tickets for the preview party can be purchased for $15 advanced/ $20 at the door. Wine and cheese will be served, and a 50/50 raffle will take place.Tickets can be purchased at communityatbrookmeade.org.

    Items to be auctioned will include classic furniture from the original Baptist Home of Brooklyn circa 1869!

    To donate items, or for more information please call 845.876.2071 EXT. 105.

    All proceeds to benefit The Baptist Home at Brookmeade and The Brookmeade Community Foundation.

  169. Summer 2014 Sports Camps Open for Registration in the Rhinebeck Area

    The First Baptist Church of Rhinebeck is excited to offer as an opportunity to our community two sports camps this summer: Soccer and Basketball.

    HIGH POWER SOCCER CAMP: July 7th -11th – $20 for an individual, or $30 for a family.

    High Power soccer is an AWANA affiliated national soccer outreach program. The camp is for children 5 -11 years old and runs from 8:30 am to 12:15pm daily at the Community at Brookmeade Soccerfields in Rhinebeck. During the camp, daily activities will focus on the fundamentals of soccer, and include individual and team based skill improvement as well as daily scrimmage games. Participants will learn basic soccer skills, get lots of exercise, and enjoy singing, skits and lessons based on a weekly theme. Children at any skill level are welcome and will benefit from this soccer training program. For a small registration fee, campers receive great soccer training, a t-shirt, daily snacks, drinks, and a free cook out at the end of the week that family is invited to. For more information call the church at 845-876-4300 or download our brochure and registration forms at http://www.fbrhinebeck.org/soccer_camp_2014.pdf.

    IMPACT SPORTS BASKETBALL: July 13th-18th – $65

    Impact sports basketball camp began as an outreach to the Hudson Valley communty to teach the fundamentals of basketball, as well as the positive values and character traits that are part of learning a team sport. The camp is for Junior High boys age 12-16. Our basketball camp boasts a unique, experienced, and extremely talented coaching staff, that is one of the best in the whole valley. The camp from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Rhinebeck Gym. Daily activities focus on the fundamentals of Basketball, and will include both individual and team skill improvement exercises. Participants will have an opportunity to be involved in daily scrimmage games and in a weeklong tournament as well. Each camper will receive a personalized report card at the end of the week with their skill evaluation and comments on how to improve their game. For their registration fee, our campers receive top notch coaching, a camp t-shirt, lunch each day, drinks, afternoon snacks, and a free cookout that is open to the family at the end of the week. For more information about the camp call the church at 845-876-4300, or download our brochure and registration form at http://www.fbrhinebeck.org/basketball_flyer_2014.pdf.

  170. My daughter, Mia Tsang, would like to post a Pdf flyer she made but I don’t know how to do that here. She’s the president of the 9th grade RHS, and the freshman class council is having a movie night tomorrow, June 13, and would like to announce it to the community. Please let me know how I can send you the Pdf file. Or let me know if this is something you would announce here or not.
    Thanks.

    1. We have live music tonight at our place the Shelter Wine Bar in Rhinebeck. Sean G. and the Downbeats tonight and the Erin Hobson Compact tomorrow night. Would love to see everyone!

  171. Please post. Thank you.

    CLC NSDAR TAG SALE IN RHINEBECK, AUGUST 9 AND AUGUST 10

    The Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is holding a Tag Sale at its chapter house, 77 Livingston St., in Rhinebeck Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th from 9AM till 3PM. Items of all sorts: Books, antiques, housewares, etc., plus baked goods for sale. All proceeds to help fund the work of the chapter. See NorthernDutchessDAR.org for additional information about the not-for-profit organization.

  172. It is actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I am happy that you simply shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  173. Here’s a candidate for posting:

    The Rhinebeck Theatre Society will be presenting Equivocation at the Center for the Performing Arts in Rhinebeck Oct. 3-12. Bill Cain’s two-act play explains what happens when England’s dirtiest politician hires Shakespeare as his spin doctor. It’s a a dazzling blend of drama, comedy, tragedy and history as six actors create a cast of 29 characters.

    To ensure that everyone can attend, RTS is initiating an unprecedented set-your-own-price ticket. Reserve at the Center’s website, centerforperformingarts.org or call the box office at (845) 876-3080. Learn more at rhinebecktheatresociety.com.

  174. Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects? Many thanks!

  175. Celebrate Earth Day at the Rhinebeck Reformed Church, located on Rt.9 and South Street in the village of Rhinebeck, on October 12, 2014. The public is invited to come to this special service about caring for creation, which starts at 9:45 AM. Guest speaker Rabbi Lawrence Troster, will deliver the message. Coffee hours follows the service.

  176. Wednesday, October 22, 10am, Rhinebeck Town Hall. Rhinebeck Garden Club. Speaker John Lobotsky, owner of Wonderland Florist. “Gardening Through a Nurseryman’s Eyes”. Free. Open to the public. Contact Steven Mann, 876-6892 for information.

  177. Greetings! I recently added my email address to the blog list and am now receiving posts. I’m wondering if it’s possible for me to add some events of my own to the Forum? If so, how do I go about doing this? I am a member of Tivoli Artists Gallery and would like to share news about upcoming shows. Thanks in advance for your help.

  178. Hello, I would like to post info about a Free Family Concert at Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division on Nov 8. Can you please let me know what the procedure is? Thank you.

  179. TREE PLANTING SAT., NOV. 8
    The Rhinebeck Village Tree Commission is holding a tree planting on Sat., Nov. 8, 9-1 at 45 Stortini Drive (at the retention pond).
    Volunteers will meet, review tree planting techniques, and then break up into groups to plant trees around the Village. Bring gloves and a shovel and dress for the weather. There’s a job for everyone. Most of the holes are pre-dug so jobs include unwrapping and placing the tree, filling in the hole, staking and watering. Everyone is welcome for an hour or the entire morning. Question? Call Brian at 267-507-1046 or email briandelpizzo @ gmail.com.

  180. Former NY Yankee Jim Leyritz Guest Speaker at Rhinebeck Reformed Church

    This Sunday, November 9
    9:45 AM Worship Service
    *Free*

    On Sunday, November 9, at 9:45 AM, Jim Leyritz, a former MLB catcher/infielder/designated hitter and World Series champion with the New York Yankees (1990–1996, 1999–2000), is our keynote speaker at the worship service of the Rhinebeck Reformed Church (6368 Mill Street.) In his presentation ‘Overcoming Obstacles’ he will discuss how his tenacity as a prospect allowed him to make it to the big leagues, and how one can recover from past personal mistakes, including a DUI manslaughter from which he was acquitted. The event is free. All are welcome. An offering will be collected during the service.
    Contact the Rhinebeck Reformed Church at 876-3727 or rhinebeckreformedchurch@frontiernet.net for more information.

  181. Hi there- Maybe I’m missing something so if I am asking an obvious question, I apologize. I work for the Tivoli Free Library and we get your posts in digest form in our e-mail. We’d like to be able to post some of our events on your site. How does one do that? Is there an e-mail you send it to, or what?

    Thanks!

  182. Can you please post these two events in your listings:

    Friday December 19th 7pm Community Candle Lighting Service, Storytelling, Singing & Dancing at Temple Emanuel 243 Albany Ave. Kingston, NY 12401 845-338-4271 People are asked to bring their own menorahs to this joyous event. Share the magic of hundreds of light glowing all together with friends and family as we dance, sing and celebrate together.

    Chanukah Happening Saturday December 20th 12-2 Sponsored by Temple Emanuel Junior Youth Group. Family friendly fun for all ages-featuring music, latkes, games, booths, crafts, gifts and a book fair! Children over 2 $3, Adults $5, Family maximum $20. Temple Emanuel Social Hall 243 Albany Ave. Kingston, NY 12401 845-338-4271

  183. Please Post

    CHANCELLOR LIVINGSTON CHAPTER, NSDAR & MUSEUM OF RHINEBECK HISTORY TO HOLD ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION NOVEMBER 22
    Returning for its sixth year, the Annual Holiday Auction is an excellent place to pick up gifts for everyone on your Christmas and Hanukah shopping list. The event on Saturday, November 22 at the Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market Street, is a joint fund-raiser held by the Chancellor Livingston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Museum of Rhinebeck History. According to auction co-chairs Sarah K. Hermans, Regent of the CLC NSDAR, and Steven Mann of the Museum, doors will open at 10:00 AM for the silent auction, as well as for a public viewing of live auction items and chance to submit “Absentee Bids”. The live auction will begin at 12:30 PM.
    There will be refreshments and bake/food sale tables, as well as antiques and vintage items, hand-made crafts, as well as locally donated products and gift certificates. Some items of note include:
    •Several lots of 1964 Beatles trading cards•19th century Hudson Valley provenance solid brass fireplace trivet
    •Vintage “Coc-Crow” cocktail glasses and shaker set in original box•A large, barn board folk art birdhouse•An historic three-hour driving tour of the Rhinebeck area
    Admission is free to this fun-filled event.

    See NorthernDutchessDAR.org and Rhinebeckmuseum.com for more information about our organizations.

  184. It’s a beautiful winter day in Rhinebeck this morning, which certainly wasn’t true for yesterday’s Sinterklaas events. Due to the low turnout for the churches’ spaghetti dinner they will be serving again tonight starting at 5pm until gone (at the Father Brogan Center, 3 Mulberry Street and South Street). There is a choice of spaghetti with meatballs, marinara sauce or butter, bread & butter, salad, brownies with ice cream, coffee, tea, iced tea, lemonade or water. Prices reduced to $10.00 for adults, $5.00 children. Take out available. So please tell your friends and neighbors, and come support the hard workers from The Good Shepherd Church and The Reformed Church, plus the food is delicious! Everything is cooked from scratch.

  185. Hi. Could you please post about the following, which is a benefit for The Children’s Home of Kingston in Kingston?

    VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT by MacCana
    To benefit The Children’s Home of Kingston.
    Come enjoy the lively music and banter
    with the Irish brothers band!
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM
    (Snow date Sunday, February 15)
    Miller School, 65 Fording Place Rd, Lake Katrine, NY.
    For ticket ($20/each) sales, please call 845-331-1448

    Tickets may also be obtained at Arace Electronics, the Elephant, and Savona’s Trattoria in Kingston; Bread and Bottle in Red Hook; and Traghaven Whiskey Pub
    in Tivoli.

    Thank you

  186. Mill Street Loft at Arts Oasis — NEW Art classes in a wonderful new Arts Space in Red Hook!

    Mill Street Loft RED HOOK Classes at Arts Oasis start this week! Deadline for Registration is NOON on Monday! Classes for ages 5 – 19 — great classes with wonderful teachers! Hurry, hurry and join us at this beautiful new location in RED HOOK — The Arts Oasis, 31 Market Street (Rte. 199), half a block from the light; two blocks from the Red Hook middle and high schools. Parking in back. http://millstreetloft.org/product-cate…/courses-in-red-hook/

  187. The Dutchess County Conservative Party will be hosting a “First Amendment Dinner Forum” focusing on the duties and responsibilities of the press. Guest panelists will be Stuart Shinske executive editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal and Tom Sipos radio station WKIP talk show host.

    The event will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on Tuesday, Feb 10th at The Grand Hotel in Poughkeepsie. Registration will begin at 5:30 PM followed by a cocktail reception, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, with a cash bar and an opportunity to meet local officials.

    The dinner is open to the public. For reservations received by February 3, 2015 the price is $65 per person or $120 for two with admission at the door being $70 each.

    Make checks payable to: DCCP and mail to: Dr. Kurt Kish, 748 Freedom Plains Rd., Poughkeepise, NY 12603. For more information call: 845-485-4488

    Please include the names of all guests with payment.

  188. Mill Street Loft ART Classes in Red Hook — for ALL Ages!
    Mill Street Loft ART Classes — new session beginning NEXT Week in Red Hook — at the Arts Oasis on Rte. 199 (across from Taste Bud’s)!
    Classes for ALL ages 5 – 9, 9 – 12, 11 – 14, 14 – Adult.
    For kids — so much fun, exploration and skill building. Meet kids from Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Pine Plains. Great way to make new friends with similar interests! All materials provided. No classes during Spring Break (first week of April)
    FOR TEENS who are building a college portfolio — check out Figure Drawing — not offered anywhere else in the Northern Dutchess area. THIS CLASS also open to ADULTS.
    More info and to register: http://millstreetloft.org/product-category/courses-in-red-hook/
    Any questions — drop me a line!

  189. I get your emails almost daily about activities in Rhinebeck and surrounding areas. I am the Senior Club Director of a BRAND NEW Youth Bass Fishing Club in the area. We are affiliated with The National Bass Federation and The NY Bass Federation. We are having a sign up this Sunday 3/22, 2pm at the Milan Fire Department, Route 199, Milan, NY. I have a flyer and would like to get it into a post. Could someone contact me via email or phone 518-929-3914. Thank you so much.

  190. would like to put this on your website

    Good Shepherd Church Women’s Society will be holding their 4 Penny Social on Saturday, April 25 at the Father Brogan Parish Center, 3 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck, NY. Tickets on sale from 10:30 to 11:30. Calling starts at 12 noon. Many great penny social items as well as larger raffle items and baskets and a 50/50 raffle. A Light lunch, deserts and drinks will be available. Please call Geraldine Browne with any questions at 845-876-4569.

    Thank you,
    Geraldine Browne
    Chairman
    845-876-4569
    gbrowne@hvc.rr.com

  191. Over the time that I have served as a Trustee on the Village Board and on the Town’s Conservation Advisory Board, several people have asked me about the idea of burying power lines. I can’t think of a single thing that we could do that would beautify Rhinebeck and insure that it would retain its charm and its enviable status as a destination point. Putting power and cable lines underground would not only beautify Rhinebeck, but would save a lot of money in maintenance and repair. With the likelihood of severe weather in this area, this is not a minor consideration. We know this is the way to go — that’s why burying power lines is required for all new subdivisions.
    Although it certainly won’t be accomplished overnight (Central Hudson actively discourages the idea), I have seen other communities successfully undertake this process. At this point, I am trying to gauge interest. My aim is to create a committee that could begin to explore the benefits, costs, and possibilities.
    If you are interested, please contact me.
    Gary Kenton
    gkenton@hvc.rr.com
    845-876-2177

  192. Hello,

    I wonder if you might post the following for me? I have a colorful flyer with this information I’d like to send along but not sure where to upload it.

    Also, would you be willing to add me to your list of bloggers?

    Thanks,
    Jenn Brown – Pockets of Stillness (http://pocketsofstillness.com/)

    Go Outside to Go In [http://pocketsofstillness.com/meditation/rhinebecknewyork/]
    Mindfulness Meditation Classes in Nature

    Rhinebeck, New York area
    Saturdays, 9:30–10:45 a.m.
    $15/drop-in or $75 for the series

    Learn to meditate outdoors this spring with writer, editor, and educator Jenn Brown. Let the beauty of nature help you discover the inspiration, relaxation, and peace that meditation promises.

    April 4: Poet’s Walk
    April 11: Burger Hill
    April 18: Ferncliff Forest
    April 25: Mills-Norrie State Park
    May 2: Hopeland
    May 9: Montgomery Place

    Since winter doesn’t seem to be completely behind us yet, keep your eye on our Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Mindfulness-Meditation-in-Nature/) group and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/quietyourlife) for last minute updates.

    See you outside!

  193. would like to put this on your website I sent this originally on March 26, but don’t see it on the Calendar.

    Good Shepherd Church Women’s Society will be holding their 4 Penny Social on Saturday, April 25 at the Father Brogan Parish Center, 3 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck, NY. Tickets on sale from 10:30 to 11:30. Calling starts at 12 noon. Many great penny social items as well as larger raffle items and baskets and a 50/50 raffle. A Light lunch, deserts and drinks will be available. Please call Geraldine Browne with any questions at 845-876-4569.

    Thank you,
    Geraldine Browne
    Chairman
    845-876-4569
    gbrowne@hvc.rr.com

  194. Saturday, April 25, “At Your Service” Auction and Antique Appraisals at The Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill Street. Appraisals by Frank Gaglio Antiques. Inc. owner of Barn Star Productions Antiques Shows, Neil Vaughn of Hudson Valley Auctioneers, and Bruce Lubman owner and gemologist of Hummingbird Jewelers. 3pm-6pm. $5/item – maximum of three at the same time. No coins or stamps. Live auction begins at 5pm. A variety of useful services and items donated such as gutters cleaned, lawn and garden care, home repairs, learn to drive a team of horses, rides to area airports, prepared meals, a personal property and antiques appraisal in your own home, fresh vegetables in season, kayaking for two on The Esopus, tennis and golf lessons, computer support, NY Mets tickets, pet and child care, house appraisal, and so much more. Light supper and snacks available to purchase. This fundraiser will help maintain this historic church which is the oldest one in the village and provides valuable meeting space for community organizations such as the Rhinebeck Chapter of AARP, Mill Street (Artists and Woodcarvers), Sinterklaas, AL-Anon, and the Rhinebeck Community Nursery School. The church also operates a much needed food pantry. Absentee bids accepted. A catalog may be picked up from the church office (845-876-3727) after April 6. For more information contact bklaproth@ymail.com.

  195. Starling Yards CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) still has Farm Shares Available for the 2015 Season. It is the best way to get the freshest food and support a local family-operated farm.

    Our 22-week Organic Vegetable, Non-GMO Pastured Egg and Flower CSA Shares are available from June through October and are offered in two convenient sizes that include access to our Pick-Your-Own Plot where you are free to take advantage of
    culinary herbs, cherry tomatoes, peas, beans, hot peppers, flowers and more
    when you pick up your share. Members choose between two on farm pick-up locations and two times. Join us this season and be part of a Local Farm.

    Pick-ups at Rokeby in Barrytown or Starling Yards in Red Hook.
    Please check our website for all the details and to sign up. starlingyards.com
    Check us out on FB and Instagram to see whats happening now.

  196. Rhinebeck Garden Club Annual Plant Sale — many quality perennials from our own club growers and their friends.
    Saturday, May 16, 2015 — CVS Open Space on E. Market St., 9-2
    Also Baked Goods and many gardening books
    876-6892 any questions.

  197. Come experience Val-Kill the way the Roosevelts most loved to entertain there at the Sat, May 30th Picnic & Square Dance from 1-4pm in Hyde Park. Enjoy local food cooked by Chefs’ Consortium, Prohibition-style beer and music by the renown Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band. All ages welcome. Tickets are only $10 & kids $7 but must be reserved in advance. Music Food Fun and History-in-the-making. http://www.valkill.org/val-kill-picnic–square-dance—sat-may-30.html

  198. Rhinebeck Garden Club Plant & Book Sale — DAY 2

    We still have quality perennials for sale including several large pink spirea, purple Siberian iris, and other fabulous plants.
    Will be at CVS Open Space Tomorrow (Sunday 5/17) 8:30-12 noon
    Quality gardening and garden-themed books as well

    Help us sale out FAST! We sold out fast of our baked goods today. Now it’s all about the plants and the books on how to.

  199. Rhinebeck Garden Club Meeting Wednesday, May 27, 2015 —
    Topic RHINEBECK: VIOLET CAPITAL OF THE WORLD AND ITS VIOLET KINGS
    7 PM at Town Hall
    Free Admission, Donations welcomed, New members welcomed ($25 membership fee)

    Representatives from The Museum of Rhinebeck History will present information related to the incredible history of Rhinebeck as the Violet Capital of the World. The Saltford Brothers, Julius vonderLinden, Ethan Coon, and the Trombini Brothers.

    Refreshments after the half-hour presentation followed by club’s business meeting.

  200. Can you please list my event? Although it is every Sunday if you’d rather list it as a one time event the date would be Sunday, June 7 and I can keep reposting.

    Rhinebeck Culinary Crawl Sundays at 1 pm in Rhinebeck Village, brought to you by Hudson Valley Food Tours (based in Rhinebeck). The event is a guided tasting tour through the farmers market and several village food shops and eateries and will last about 2-3 hours. Tickets are only available in advance and online at this time, via http://www.hudsonvalleyfoodtours.com/get-tickets.html or the Hudson Valley Food Tours Facebook page.

    Thank you!

      1. ABOUT ~ RBK COMMUNITY FORUM

        No advertisements please –

        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.

  201. Thank you! (You may be the only reader of the blog ;-). BTW: That SRV DVD (which includes both Montreux appearances) is really exceptional. Below is the text of what I had in mind (please forgive the bullet-point formatting). No pressure at all. Thank you for considering and for the fun dialog. Best regards, Dan D.
    _______________________________

    Free Summer Financial Planning Consultations!

    Get organized and get your financial plan on track this summer with Dan D’Ordine, CFP® of DDO Advisory Services, LLC. DDO Advisory is a full service financial planning firm in Rhinebeck, and we’re offering free financial planning consultations in July and August. Topics include:

    • Budgeting
    • Organizing Your Accounts + Debts
    • Retirement Planning + Projection
    • College Funding
    • Saving for a Home
    • Investment Portfolio Review
    • Employee Benefits Review
    • Full Insurance Assessment (Life, Disability, Homeowners, Long-Term Care)
    • Estate Planning (Document Review + Beneficiary Check)

    The consultations are free, fun, and come with a complete report of what we find, along with a list of action items that is easy to use and easy to track.

    Contact: Dan D’Ordine, CFP® at (646) 234-4881.

  202. HUGE GARAGE SALE — Benefits Museum of Rhinebeck History
    7015 Route 9 (next to Old Stone Church)
    Sat/Sun 9-5 (closed if rain) June 20-21
    GOOD STUFF, GREAT PRICES!

  203. Hi, I live in Rhinebeck, and am a member of the Citizens Climate Lobby. We would like to post an upcoming event.

    Climate Risk & National Security: It’s about People, not Polar Bears
    Rear Admiral David Titley (ret.) Leads discussion in Hudson, NY

    Hudson, NY – Rear Admiral David Titley (Ret) will be in the Hudson Valley to lead a discussion on the strategic challenges facing our military and national security apparatus due to climate change. He refers to his talk as about “People, Not Polar Bears” because he explains how these changes are very relevant to our local communities. He is uniquely qualified to address these issues, having testified before Congress for the Pentagon, where he ran the U.S. Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change. He served as a Naval Officer for 32 years, and is now Professor of Practice in Meteorology and Director of The Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University.

    The event is free and open to the public, with a special invitation to local military veterans, county and town governance, and public health and security professionals. Following his presentation, Dr. Titley will address questions from the audience.

    EVENT: Friday, July 24, 2015
    Hudson High School
    215 Harry Howard Ave
    Hudson, NY 12534
    6:30pm Reception
    7pm Program

    Rear Admiral Titley has spoken across the USA and internationally on the role of climate change in recent upheavals around the world. Acknowledging that he himself was a “climate skeptic,” he addresses issues and concerns about national security and the climate that are relevant to people across the political spectrum.

    He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral. His career included duties as Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, and Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance.

    While serving in the Pentagon, he initiated and led the US Navy’s Task Force on Climate
    Change. After retiring from the Navy, Dr. Titley served as the Deputy Undersecretary of
    Commerce for Operations, the Chief Operating Officer position at the National Oceanic and
    Atmospheric Administration. The Department of Defense requested that he present on their behalf at both Congressional Hearings and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meetings from 2009 to 2011.

    Rear Admiral Titley was born and raised in Schenectady. He is well aware of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene in The Hudson Valley as well as the challenges that extreme and irregular climate events have posed to local farmers.

    It is a great honor to host him and have a chance to interact with him on one of the biggest challenges we face as a nation.

  204. Hi. I thought I sent this comment earlier tonight, but I don’t see it anywhere. Forgive me if you have already seen it, but I was wondering if you could post this event? It’s tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 28).

    This Tuesday, July 28, offers a rare opportunity to take part in the birth of a professional, contemporary dance piece.

    Lokasparsa Dance Company invites you be part of “Underbelly” — an Open Rehearsal Event for its newest piece: “Gibbous.” For anyone interested in the creative process, this is a rare, behind-the-scenes chance to become an active witness to the physical work, problem-solving, improvisation, emotion, and sweat equity that goes into the making of contemporary dance.

    What is Lokasparsa Dance Company? Loosely translated, the word “lokasparsa” (pronounced low-kah-shpar-sah) means “connection with all worlds.” Our mission–to dismantle barriers through performance and movement education–is realized through classes and performances, with plans to expand to events geared toward isolated populations, and the creation of a beautiful new permanent dance and performance space in the Hudson Valley. Lokasparsa’s classes and productions are designed to touch deeply on what connects individuals, and what challenges that connection.

    Our inaugural piece, titled “Gibbous,” will premier September 13 at Zen Mountain Monastery. With moments of astounding beauty, sound, stillness and explosive movement, Gibbous travels among the five company dancers to extremes of intimacy, solitude, isolation, and invisibility. Along the way, we navigate with the audience the tension between attraction and compulsion, and the strength of our desire to see and be seen.

    The door (and donation jar, for those who can help support this process) will be open for “Underbelly” (the open rehearsal event) from 7-9pm on Tuesday, July 28, at the delightfully air conditioned Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in downtown Woodstock, with free parking nearby. Light refreshments, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served, and audience members will have a chance to witness this process, ask questions, and provide invaluable feedback to the dancers and choreographer. We hope you can join us for this intimate and thoroughly unique creative event.

    If you can’t make it to Underbelly, we hope you’ll be able to join us for the premier of Gibbous at the Sangha House Performance Hall at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper at 7pm on September 13. And please consider making an online donation of any amount you can–every little bit is so very much appreciated–at lokasparsadance.org, to help fund future performances, classes and workshops; therapeutic outreach to isolated communities; and the creation of an exciting new contemporary dance space in the Hudson Valley.

  205. Museum of Rhinebeck History Multi-Family Tag Sale
    Saturday, September 5 9-3 (rain date Sunday, 9/6, 9-3)
    7015 Route 9, Rhinebeck
    $15 per person space to set up for the day
    To reserve space, please email stevenaamann@gmail.com or call 845-554-6331.

  206. PLEASE POST THIS ON YOUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR:

    Good Shepherd/St Joseph’s 35 Annual YARD SALE EXTRAVAGANZA
    will be held Sept 11th (10 to 4), 12th (10-4) and 13th (9-2), 2015
    at the Father Brogan Center, 9 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck, NY. Items
    including household items and decorations, antiques, jewelry,
    Christmas items, books, and children’s games and toys – both inside
    the gym and outside in the schoolyard and under tents. Food and
    baked good also available.
    For more information, call G.S. Church office at 845-876-4583.

    Thank you.
    Geraldine Browne, Co-Chair of Yard Sale
    876-4569

  207. Hello Maggie,

    Please consider posting our Notice of Caucus, below, on your Rhinebeck Community Forum website. We’d love a strong turnout on September 12th!

    Many thanks,
    Warren Smith

    “The Rhinebeck Democratic Committee will hold a caucus at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at Town Hall, 80 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York for the purpose of nominating candidates to run for the following offices at the November 3rd, 2015 General Election:

    Town Supervisor 2 year term
    Town Councilmember (2 seats) 4 year term
    Town Highway Superintendent 2 year term
    Town Assessor (3 seats) 4 year term
    Town Justice 4 year term

    Rhinebeck Democratic Committee Chair Warren Smith will call the caucus. All voters enrolled in the Democratic Party and registered in Rhinebeck are eligible and encouraged to attend.”

  208. Saturday, October 3, Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill Street, 10am-3pm. Rain or shine. Apple pies for sale, baked goods, crafts, Second Time Around tables. Lunch available 11am to 2pm. Call the church office at 845-876-3727 to reserve a pie or for further information.

  209. Wow! What a wonderful resource. It would be a privilege to have Brookmeade’s events included here. The Community at Brookmeade, located on 75 country acres just outside the Village of Rhinebeck, is a senior living retirement community serving the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. Arbor Ridge offers independent living, The Terraces offers assisted living, and The Baptist Home provides long term care, sub-acute rehabilitation, palliative care and Out-Patient Rehabilitation Services. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the aging. We hold several fundraising events during the year offering free admission to the public. Our Fall Fest is coming up on October 30th and we would grateful if you would consider allowing our flyer to be posted on Rhinebeck Community Forum. Thank you.

  210. Please post!!!! Thanks Maggie!!!! best, Cate Long

    +++++++++++++

    Dear Friends

    As you may have heard, the Rhinebeck Village Board and Central Hudson are proposing to a) remove up to
    127 trees from Village streets, primarily on Route 9 from Northern Dutchess Hospital to Terrapin
    (almost all the trees on the west side of Route 9), the east end of Livingston St., South Street,
    and East Market Street from the Good Shepard Church to the Mobil Station and b) drastically prune
    the remaining trees to conform to a 10’x10′ box around the utility wires.
    If this plan is carried out, most of the pruned trees will be stumps and Rhinebeck will
    lose the tree canopy on the North entrance to the village and on the other streets noted as well.
    A good detailed synopsis of the origin and current status of this problem can be found in the
    River Chronicle at the following link:
    http://www.columbiagreenemedia.com/river_chronicle/article_9e7dd096-c5e3-11e5-972b-b73f3c501775.html

    I believe the Village can create a plan that is less precipitous and that will preserve the canopy
    and address safety concerns over the next few years. I’m sending you this email in hopes that
    you will a) forward it to others you think may be supportive of saving Rhinebeck Village trees and
    b) contact Rhinebeck Village Board members (emails provided below) to express your support for
    minimal tree removal and minimal tree pruning, and c) attend a Village Board meeting next Tuesday (2/9)
    at 7 PM in the Village Hall where this matter will be discussed.

    The Village Board is currently considering options for removal and pruning, that range being
    a) removal of all 127 trees to minimal removal of only dead or clearly dying trees, and
    b) drastic pruning of remaining trees to conform to industry standards (ie 10’x 10’ft square
    around all electric wires plus 15′ clearance below lowest wires – most trees would be
    unrecognizable as trees under this standard) to minimal pruning of remaining trees (ie modest
    pruning around the wires only, leaving the visually pleasing tree canopy on our streets intact).

    I have attended the Village Board meeting with Central Hudson described in the River Chronicle
    article above and have inspected all 127 trees with members of the Village Board and a Tree
    Commission representative (Meg Crawford) and believe the best course of action for the Village Board
    is as follows:

    Rhinebeck Village-Central Hudson Tree Plan

    Tree Removal: Remove at most 10-15 of the 127 trees (dead or dying)
    Tree Pruning of Remaining Trees: Minimal pruning around the wires (eg 3-4 foot distance)
    and no removal of large limbs enforced via a Village Board
    formal resolution limiting Central Hudson to this pruning
    specification vs. their much larger standard
    (10’x 10’ft square, plus 15′ below)

    Follow-on action: 1) start aggressive planting of replacement trees offset from power lines
    starting in the higher visual impact areas (eg Route 9 and Route 308)
    2) press Central Hudson on future alternatives such as burying electrical wires

    Other notes/thoughts on this matter include:

    1) Next Village Board Meeting: The Village Board will discuss this matter next Tuesday (2/9) at 7 PM.
    2) Decision Timing: Central Hudson plans to start work by the end of February,
    3) Election: Take note that there is a Village election upcoming in March and this issue
    will likely be an important factor in that election.
    4) Tree benefits: Studies have shown that street trees have a calming effect, slow down traffic,
    and cut down traffic noise.
    5) No data on power problems: Central Hudson representatives have no statistics on the
    number of power outages in Rhinebeck Village due to trees. This begs the question that
    Central Hudson is trying to fix a problem by applying a global standard to a specific
    location that does not have that problem.
    6) Tradeoffs: The Tree Commission’s technical assessment of tree conditions appears
    accurate to my lay knowledge, and Village costs/budget are always a concern, but
    my opinion is that the esthetics of the Village far outweigh these other factors.
    I believe if the Village can buy time now (over the next 1-2 years) to fully investigate all
    alternatives (vs. the current deadline of the end of February) that more thoughtful
    solution(s) satisfactory to all parties can be identified and implemented.
    7) Tree count: The count of trees involved discussed at the above-mentioned meeting (and
    reported by River Chronical) is 127, but a recent email from Mayor Tortarella noted
    a count of 114. I’m not sure at this point which total number is more accurate-this can
    be clarified on 2/9.

    If the above makes sense to you, could you please email Village Board members supporting
    minimal tree removal and pruning (feel free to compose your own email copy/paste or the
    section labeled “Rhinebeck Village Central Hudson Tree Plan” with edits as you see fit ).
    Also and most importantly please attend next Tuesday’s Village Board meeting – my experience
    on the Rhinebeck Town Board has made it clear to me that resident participation in public
    meetings is key to influencing municipal decision making.

    Village Board Emails

    Heath Tortarella, Mayor village.mayor@rhinebeck-ny.gov

    Howard Traudt, Deputy Mayor traudt4@aol.com
    Gary Bassett, Trustee gbassett22@gmail.com
    Sean Kemp, Trustee sean@seankemp.com
    Scott Cruikshank, Trustee sctcruikshank@aol.com

    Regards

    Dod Crane

  211. UPCOMING MEETING. Wednesday, February 24, 10am, Rhinebeck Garden Club Monthly Meeting. Rhinebeck Town Hall. Speaker: Suzanne Kelly, “Growing Glorious Garlic”. Suzanne Kelly owns and operates Green Owl Garlic in Rhinebeck where she grows seven varieties of hardneck culinary and seed garlic. Her Certified Naturally Grown garlic can be found at regional festivals, local farm markets, and also online at http://greenowlgarlic.com/. Open to the public. Contact Steven Mann for information at 876-6892.

  212. Good morning Maggie,
    The Solarize Northern Dutchess campaign starts this Saturday! It is endorsed by five towns (Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Milan, Hyde Park and Pleasant Valley) and two villages (Red Hook and Tivoli) with the goal of educating residents and encouraging solar adoption in our communities.

    Here is a fun blurb to make you smile:

    Now is the time to go solar. South facing roof? Large lawn away from trees? Solarpower can be yours for a discount during the Solarize Northern Dutchess campaign. From March to June, our region has been awarded a grant to offer homeowners and businesses an opportunity for free site assessments with trusted installers. Educate yourself about solar and how it can work for your home or business. Look for upcoming events or go to the website. Launch is March 5th, 12-2pm, Rhinebeck Town Hall. http://www.solarizeND.org

  213. Rhinebeck, New York (March 22, 2016): Monkfish Book Publishing Company is proud to announce the forthcoming book Yoga for Amputees: Finding Wholeness after Limb Loss: A Guide for Yoga Students and Teachers by Marsha T. Danzig, the nation’s first certified amputee yoga teacher. The book is slated for publication in March 2017, and will feature photographs by renowned assignment photographer Roy Gumpel.

    Ms. Danzig, who lost her lower leg to cancer as a teenager, has been teaching yoga to amputees for nearly two decades. Her trademarked system, Yoga for Amputees®, offers videos, trainings for amputees, and clinical certification for yoga teachers and therapists. “I have dedicated myself to helping people to reawaken their joy and well-being through the healing power of yoga,” says Ms. Danzig. “I have been fortunate to work with students from all walks of life, from war veterans to children with extreme physical and mental challenges.”
    The Amputee Coalition of America estimates that there are 185,000 new lower-extremity amputations each year within the United States alone. The estimated population of American amputees is 2 million, and the Amputee Coalition projects that the amputee population will nearly double to 3.6 million by the year 2050. For those living with limb loss, the main causes are vascular disease (54%), including diabetes and peripheral arterial disease; trauma (45%); and cancer (less than 2%).

    Ms. Danzig, who is based in Ohio, will be traveling to New York State’s Hudson Valley to offer a yoga class for amputees on Saturday April 2, 2016, at Woodstock Yoga Center (6 Deming Street, Woodstock, New York). The class will be offered free of charge to all types of amputees, including below-knee, above-knee, upper-extremity, and double amputees. Yoga teachers and therapists who are interested in learning to assist amputees are also welcome to attend the class.

    Amputees and yoga teachers who wish to sign up to attend the class or would like more information about the forthcoming book should contact publisher Paul Cohen at Monkfish Book Publishing Company at 845-876-4861, or Paul@MonkfishPublishing.com.

  214. Hi! I am fairly new to trying to promote some of the great things we do at The Brookmeade Community from our Culinary Hour that is open to the public to our fundraising events such as Sip & Paint and Classic Golf. Would it be okay to broadcast the following message below to the community about our first classic golf fundraiser?

    Dear Brookmeade Community Friends & Neighbors,

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, The Brookmeade Community Foundation, and Karen Zobel, CEO of The Brookmeade Community, I would personally like to invite you to the The First Annual Norregaard Classic Golf Tournament. This is a great tournament open to everyone of all skill levels and have a great time while helping our fundraiser.

    The Brookmeade Community, a 5 star facility, prides itself on maintaining the highest standards and achieving incredible milestones in caring for our senior citizens. We would like to invite you and your friends to attend our Norregaard Classic Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, June 17th at Red Hook Golf Course. The scenic course of Red Hook Golf Course will be enjoyable for all skill levels of golfers.
    Tournament format is a four person team scramble. Players receive complimentary range balls, breakfast at check-in, hot dogs and beverages served on the course, Coctails,, Hors d’oeuveres, at the Clubhouse. Players will receive a Thank You Gift and top team will be awarded. We also have a GRAND PRIZE JEEP RENEGADE! For a Hole In One by RUGE’s.
    Registration forms are available by contacting Brian Zeidan: BZeidan@baptist-home.com or 845-871-1337

    To donate raffle prize items or Sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Director of Development: Brian Zeidan 845-871-1337or e-mail:BZeidan@baptist-home.com. Highlight and showcase your business with raffle items or with one of our sponsorship packages which will be on display throughout the day.

    Hope to you see you on Friday June 17th at Red Hook Golf Club!

    Thank You,

    Brian Zeidan
    Director of Development
    The Brookmeade Community

  215. Hi, I am fairly new to broadcasting the great things we do at The Brookmeade Community. I apologize if I already commented I am not sure if I uploaded it correctly. Below is our message for one of our Fundraisers:

    Dear Brookmeade Community Friends & Neighbors,

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, The Brookmeade Community Foundation, and Karen Zobel, CEO of The Brookmeade Community, I would personally like to invite you to the The First Annual Norregaard Classic Golf Tournament. This is a great tournament open to everyone of all skill levels and have a great time while helping our fundraiser.

    The Brookmeade Community, a 5 star facility, prides itself on maintaining the highest standards and achieving incredible milestones in caring for our senior citizens. We would like to invite you and your friends to attend our Norregaard Classic Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, June 17th at Red Hook Golf Course. The scenic course of Red Hook Golf Course will be enjoyable for all skill levels of golfers.
    Tournament format is a four person team scramble. Players receive complimentary range balls, breakfast at check-in, hot dogs and beverages served on the course, Coctails,, Hors d’oeuveres, at the Clubhouse. Players will receive a Thank You Gift and top team will be awarded. We also have a GRAND PRIZE JEEP RENEGADE! For a Hole In One by RUGE’s.
    Registration forms are available by contacting Brian Zeidan: BZeidan@baptist-home.com or 845-871-1337

    To donate raffle prize items or Sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Director of Development: Brian Zeidan 845-871-1337or e-mail:BZeidan@baptist-home.com. Highlight and showcase your business with raffle items or with one of our sponsorship packages which will be on display throughout the day.

    Hope to you see you on Friday June 17th at Red Hook Golf Club!

    Thank You,

    Brian Zeidan
    Director of Development
    The Brookmeade Community

  216. Dear Brookmeade Community Friends & Neighbors,

    On behalf of the Board of Directors, The Brookmeade Community Foundation, and Karen Zobel, CEO of The Brookmeade Community, I would personally like to invite you to the The First Annual Norregaard Classic Golf Tournament. This is a great tournament open to everyone of all skill levels and have a great time while helping our fundraiser.

    The Brookmeade Community, a 5 star facility, prides itself on maintaining the highest standards and achieving incredible milestones in caring for our senior citizens. We would like to invite you and your friends to attend our Norregaard Classic Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, June 17th at Red Hook Golf Course. The scenic course of Red Hook Golf Course will be enjoyable for all skill levels of golfers.
    Tournament format is a four person team scramble. Players receive complimentary range balls, breakfast at check-in, hot dogs and beverages served on the course, Coctails,, Hors d’oeuveres, at the Clubhouse. Players will receive a Thank You Gift and top team will be awarded. We also have a GRAND PRIZE JEEP RENEGADE! For a Hole In One by RUGE’s.
    Registration forms are available by contacting Brian Zeidan: BZeidan@baptist-home.com or 845-871-1337

    To donate raffle prize items or Sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Director of Development: Brian Zeidan 845-871-1337or e-mail:BZeidan@baptist-home.com. Highlight and showcase your business with raffle items or with one of our sponsorship packages which will be on display throughout the day.

    Hope to you see you on Friday June 17th at Red Hook Golf Club!

    Thank You,

    Brian Zeidan
    Director of Development
    The Brookmeade Community

  217. Happenings at Garrettson United Methodist Church
    83 East Market Street, Rhinebeck
    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7 pm
    PIANO CONCERT
    Charles Young-Chul Ryu will perform music by Beethoven, Schumann, and Chopin. Ryu has long sought the connection between religion and arts, spirituality and creativity. He studied philosophy, religion and theology at Boston University (B.A.), the University of Chicago (M.A.) and Yale University (M.Div & STM). He is currently the Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Middletown, New York. Contributions received will support “Imagine No More Malaria,” a United Methodist Church campaign for Africa.

    OPEN HOUSE – as a part of The New York Landmarks Conservancy Tour of Sacred Places.
    Saturday, May 21st from 10 am to 2 pm
    Garrettson Memorial United Methodist Church, 83 East Market Street, Rhinebeck
    Come and visit our historic sanctuary

  218. Summer Sensations Day Camp, operated by Northern Dutchess Day Care Center, will once again hold 9 week summer sessions. Camp will run from Monday, June 27 through Friday, August 26. The first two weeks of camp will be held at the day care center on Mt. Rutsen Road and the remaining weeks will be held at Chancellor Livingston Elementary.

    The hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Families can sign up for a full week or just a few days a week. The cost is $170 for a full week or $48/day if you want just a couple of days a week. Camp will be closed on July 4th. The camp operates rain or shine.

    Since it’s inception in 1997, Summer Sensations Camp provides some good old fashioned fun! Arts and crafts, clay projects, field games, walks into the village, and many other activities are being planned for the 2016 season! Children return year after year. The school playground is a big plus as well! Children from all districts are invited. We offer a sibling discount.

    For more information, contact us at 876-2063 or nddcc26@gmail.com

  219. Hello! Thank you so much for your services. you are a great resource for our not for profit nursing home! Can you post about our job fair? It is coming up next week. Below is the Information:

    2016 JOB FAIR AT THE BROOKMEADE COMMUNITY

    Location: THE BAPTIST HOME (46 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572)
    Date & Time: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2pm—6 pm

    ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POSITIONS
    IMMEDIATE JOB OPENINGS FOR
    FULL TIME & PART-TIME Positions:
    C N A’S, LPN’S , RN Supervisors, UNIT MGR.
    Staff Accountant,
    Dietary & Housekeeping Aides
    Servers, Café Attendant
    Receptionist

    START YOUR CAREER TODAY!

    We offer full benefit package for fulltime employees which includes:
    HMO Healthcare Plans,
    Dental, Vision,
    Life Insurance plans,
    Generous paid time off plan,
    Employer contribution to employee retirement savings plan
    Continued staff training to stay current with nursing trends and techniques
    Employee Service and Recognition Awards
    Department Recognition Weeks
    2016 Calendar of Employee Events

  220. Rhinebeck Garden Club Annual Plant Sale — Sat/Sun May 14-15 at CVS Open Space, 48 E. Market St., Rhinebeck — Checks and Good Checks Only. This year we have more gardening/ cook books as well as adding much more in the line of garden ornaments and clay/pottery pots for planting in your garden. As always, we are digging up local gardens and will have an awesome variety of perennials. We are also getting some flats of herbs, vegetables and annuals donated — even more than in the past — so don’t miss out! We open this year at 9 AM on Sat and Sun.

  221. Get a head start for an interesting and beautiful landscape while supporting your local garden club. The Rhinebeck Garden Club’s annual plant sale will take place this Saturday, May 14 (9am-2pm), and Sunday, May 15, if needed, (9am-noon) in the CVS parking lot. Common and unusual perennials from local gardens, plus a limited number of shrubs and trees (Japanese Maples, Hydrangea, Spirea, and Lilacs). Some house plants, annuals, herbs and vegetables will also be available as well as homemade baked goods, garden books, ceramic planters, and garden ornaments. Club member volunteers will be available to answer gardening questions and assist with your plant selections. Proceeds from the sale help support RBC activities and events.

  222. Teens interested in babysitting will benefit from a Babysitting Certification class to be held at the Clinton Community Library on Sat. June 4, from 9AM-3:30PM. The course will be led by EMT Patricia Miglio, who has taught CPR and First Aid for over 20 years. Learn about safety in the home, what to do in a medical emergency, important information when calling 911, pediatric first aid, and CPR. CPR and first aid certification is given upon successful completion of the class and test. Certification is offered through the American Safety and Health Institute. Students must be over 12 years old and should bring a bagged lunch. Cost: $45 plus a material fee of $15. Space is limited, so registration is required. Please call the library at 266-5530 or email clinton.programming@gmail.com.

  223. Antiques at Rhinebeck will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary this Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 & 29 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6550 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY. This is one of the Hudson Valley’s most coveted events, bringing thousands of collectors and decorators together for two exciting days of shopping and discovery among 149 diverse and exceptional exhibitors. Beginners as well as seasoned collectors will find treasures galore from American and European furniture to pottery, posters, garden furniture and decorations, mid-century modern design, trade signs, early toys and banks, glass, silver, estate and vintage jewelry, fine art and folk art, industrial design, quilts and textiles, Oriental rugs and Asian art, plus much, much more! Admission is $10 per person and is good for return visits all weekend! Show hours are Saturday, May 28 from 10AM till 5PM and Sunday, May 29 from 11AM till 4PM. On site shipper, free parking, handicap accessible, food court, complimentary color glossy decorating and antiques magazines. New show entrance on Mulberry Street only, sorry no pets allowed.Show phone, (914) 474-8552. Produced by Barn Star Productions, Inc., Rhinebeck, NY Also visit the quaint Village of Rhinebeck for wonderful gourmet restaurants, shopping and the historic Beekman Arms Inn. Discover the decorator in you at Antiques at Rhinebeck. Save the date for our Fall Antiques at Rhinebeck Show, Columbus Day Weekend, October 8 & 9. Same great location…all new exhibits! New: Purchase your tickets for the show online at http://www.barnstar.com and avoid waiting in line.

  224. Garrettson Memorial United Methodist Church of Rhinebeck
    83 East Market Street, Rhinebeck
    Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 9:30AM

    Nora Cunningham, Global Mission Fellow, will be sharing her participation in a new mission program for young adults. She will be home from serving in the Philippines.
    High school seniors and young adults may be interested in being a part of the Methodist “Peace Corps.”

  225. Rhinebeck Garden Club Calendar Listing
    Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm – The Rhinebeck Garden Club will host a program at the Rhinebeck Town Hall at 7 pm. Presenter: Amy Goldman, gardener, author, artist, philanthropist will talk about her new book, “Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures”. She is considered one of the foremost plant conservationist in the United States. Books will be available for sale and signing. Refreshments served. Prospective new members welcome. Contact Steven Mann, 876-6892.

    Wednesday, June 22, at 7 pm – The Rhinebeck Garden Club Monthly meeting will be held at the Morton Library, Morton Hall in Rhinecliff. Presenter: Ruth Tourjee, Master Gardener, will talk about “Composting from an Experienced Composter. She describes her process as biodynamic; she uses no chemicals or machinery. Refreshments served. Prospective new members welcome. Contact Steven Mann, 876-6892.

    Sent from my iPad

  226. “Oh say can you see….by the dawn’s early light….what so proudly we hail”……

    Join us for our Flag Day Parade
    and Barbecue

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    LOCATION: Baptist Home Gazebo
    TIME: 10:30 AM

    With Special Guests from the North Park Elementary School

    For more info or to R.S.V.P.
    Contact Samantha
    (845) 876-2071 ext. 127

  227. “Oh say can you see….by the dawn’s early light….what so proudly we hail”……

    Join us for our Flag Day Parade
    and Barbecue
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    Baptist Home Gazebo
    10:30 AM
    With Special Guests from the
    North Park Elementary School
    For more info or to R.S.V.P.
    Contact Samantha
    (845) 876-2071 ext. 127

  228. Open meeting of the Rhinebeck Garden Club tonight, June 8, 7:00pm, Rhinebeck Town Hall. Amy Goldman, one of the foremost heirloom plant conservationists in the United States, will speak. Her latest book, “Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures”, will be available for purchase. Should be an interesting meeting. Refreshments served. Free.

  229. I have a private question but don’t see any way to contact you on here, could you please email at the address I included? Thank you!

  230. Letter to the Editor: Vote for Andrew Heaney in the June 28th Republican Primary Election

    Let’s return our federal government to what was envisioned by the founders. A government comprised of citizen representatives, not professional office holders either indebted to the global elite power brokers or compromised by their own personal failings.

    The Republican primary election this Tuesday, June 28, 2016 affords us the opportunity to elect a replacement for the 19th congressional seat being vacated by our popular Republican congressman Chris Gibson. Mr. Gibson is honoring his commitment to serve only three terms.

    Andrew Heaney, a small businessman living in Millbrook, is an excellent choice to replace Gibson. Mr. Heaney has not previously held public office and is an “outsider” as was Chris Gibson when he first ran for congress. If elected he too vows to serve no more than three terms. He also vows to do “the right thing” instead of the expedient thing even if it might cost him his seat.

    As a small businessman, Heaney understands how the obstacles and burdens imposed by government regulations stifle small business creation and growth. Being a problem solver, not a problem creator, he knows what can be done to unleash our country’s much needed entrepreneurial spirit.

    Republicans, please join us in supporting Andrew Heaney by voting for him on this Tuesday. Polls are open from noon to 9:00 pm.

    View a Sample Ballot:
    http://www.dutchesselections.com/FP16%20sample%20bal/Dutchess%20REP%20sample%20ballot%2019th.pdf

    Brenda Klaproth
    Paul Niedercorn

    Rhinebeck, NY

  231. The Rhinebeck Area Chamber of Commerce is delighted to have Dutchess Tourism join us for a special presentation on Wednesday June 29th. Mary Kay, Lydia, Dawn and Rhinebeck Area Chamber want you at the top of your game! Each will cover an important aspect of how to cast your net to capture the highly sought after tourism market.
    Dutchess Tourism functions as our teammate, however it’s best to consider them as an award winning Coaching staff. Traveling the world representing Rhinebeck and Dutchess County to the global arena, with collective ears to the marketing and tourism ground, they will bring a wealth of information to The Beekman Arms on June 29th from 8:00am to 10:00am

    I can’t encourage you enough to join in the conversation and hear what they have to offer whether it’s suggestions for streamlining shopping options, on trend travel facts, figures & stats, guidelines for group tours and help in creating an better all around experience for your customer. The event is free for Rhinebeck Chamber members, a $20 fee for non-members. Coffee/Tea and Breakfast Baked Goods courtesy of Brookmeade Bakery.

    http://www.rhinebeckchamber.com/events/details/dutchess-tourism-special-presentation-to-rhinebeck-chamber-don-t-miss-this-5064

  232. Family Fun Day at The Brookmeade Community! “Three Cheers for the RED, WHITE and BLUE”……
    Join us for our All-American
    Family Fun Day & BBQ
    Sunday, August 21, 2016
    Baptist Home Gazebo
    12pm to 4pm
    Elite Martial Arts Show
    Two by Two Zoo Animals
    Prizes & Games!
    Join us for fun activities, music, and great food!
    For more info or to R.S.V.P.
    Contact Samantha
    (845) 876-2071 ext. 127

  233. Violinist Sara Silva Facilities Children’s Violin Program at Clinton Community Library

    RHINEBECK, NY – The Clinton Community Library is thrilled to welcome professional violinist Sara Silva on Tues., July 26 at 10 a.m. Silva will facilitate an introductory violin program geared towards elementary school-aged children. The children will have the opportunity to try playing a violin and then hear Silva play selections from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.” Children will also learn the difference between a cello and violin, from their sizes to their sounds.

    This program is recommended for ages 5 and up.

    WHAT: Children’s Introduction to the Violin
    Presented by Sara Silva

    WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    WHERE: Clinton Community Library, ​ 1215 Centre Rd., Rhinebeck, NY

    COST: Free!

    Registration is encouraged for this program. To register, call (845) 266-5530 or email clinton.programming@gmail.com.

  234. Hi There! Would you mind posting the information below? I’ll be giving a free seminar for parents in the community on Wednesday, August 3rd @ Starr Library from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – thank you!
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    Attention Rhinebeck Parents!

    Please join me for a free seminar in the Starr Library Community on Wednesday, August 3rd from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    Financial Planning for Parents – Everything You Need to Know
    Details + RSVP Information: http://ddoadvisory.com/seminars/

    Learn the five essential steps to achieve a solid financial plan when you have children. Note: the seminar is for parents with children of all ages – not just those with newborns!

    Topics include:

    Budgeting: How to track your spending and set (and keep) a budget.

    Protect Your Family: The benefits of life, disability, and personal liability insurance, including an explanation of how much coverage (and what kind) is best for you.

    Your Estate Plan: Why you need an estate plan, an overview of the basic estate documents, and what to consider when assigning guardians, trustees, executors, and beneficiaries.

    Saving for College: An overview of the best ways to save for your children’s college education.

    Balancing Goals: How to prioritize different goals (saving for a home, college, and retirement).

    Attendees will receive an organized guide to getting your financial plan off the ground, plus a useful checklist of action items. Enjoy a relaxing, fun meeting, with plenty of time for questions and discussions. All attendees are welcome to schedule a free consultation to be held at a later date (optional).

    This seminar comes with a “No Pitch” Guarantee™. Attendees will only receive one email (with the white paper, checklist, and consultation info.) the day after the event.

    Snacks and beverages will be served.
    Cost: Free.

    Seating is limited. Please RSVP at (646) 234-4881 or by email – dan@DDOadvisory.com.

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  235. The Clinton Community Library invites you to a FREE educational program for children! Join us on Thursday, August 4 at 1 PM in the Clinton Town Hall to meet the “Athletes of the Animal Kingdom!” Animal Embassy will bring a diversity of creatures to CCL to show us their amazing athletic skills… frogs that furiously unfurl their tongues to catch insects and giant prey, lizards that mark their territory with vigorous push-ups, rabbits that escape predators by sprinting, and birds that can fly formidable distances! We’ll discuss how some of these skills help each animal athlete to survive in its habitat as well as why, like us, our animal friends need a nutrient-rich and healthy diet to support their activities.This program is supported by the Elizabeth C. Davis Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of the Hudson Valley.

  236. Please post the following on your website;

    35th ANNUAL YARD SALE EXTRAVAGANZA
    Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza will be held Sept 9th (10 to 4),
    10th (10-4) and 11th (9-2). 2016.
    To be held at the Father Brogan Parish Center at 3 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck.
    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.

    Thank You
    Geraldine Browne

  237. 35th ANNUAL YARD SALE EXTRAVAGANZA

    Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza will be held Sept 9th (10 to 4), 10th (10-4) and 11th (9-2). 2016. To be held at the Father Brogan Parish Center at 3 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck.
    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 845-876-4583 with questions.

  238. Rhinebeck Community Center Developing! Join Us for Discussion and Information Sessions.

    Friends, Parents, Community Leaders…. let’s talk COMMUNITY CENTER in Rhinebeck! We have been generously offered a beautiful little building in the middle of Rhinebeck village to “put a toe in the water” this Fall in creating an intergenerational COMMUNITY CENTER there. We are holding public meetings over the next few weeks to gather thoughts, ideas, make plans, seek volunteers, seek funding and generally get the ball rolling! Really exciting effort — and so needed and overdue!

    Here’s the short story: The building is the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 83 East Market Street (cute white building next door to the UMC large red brick church. Across the street from Rhinebeck Town Hall). Our plan is to do TWO days a week this fall and decide in December how to move forward. We are thinking senior citizen gatherings/meetings/programming in the MORNINGS and then AFTER SCHOOL 2:30pm programming for teens & tweens. Options for tuition-based visual arts and theatre improv workshops in the discussion. But there will be FREE time right after school for youth to gather and be together before workshops begin at 3:45 or 4:00pm. Programming will be open to the public & non-sectarian (not related to the UMC in any way). All of this is still developing and we are seeking help, support, ideas from everyone in town. Come make this happen!

    We are having a series of public meetings on Aug. 22, Sept. 14 and Sept. 21. Morning and evening times on all days. PLEASE COME TO A MEETING and let us know what you think, how you can help/voulnteer, where you think we can find funding, etc. etc.

    Here’s a DOODLE calendar link to the meeting schedule. PLEASE sign up on this link so we know how many are coming. We have limited chairs and tables at the moment, so we will need to make arrangements to accommodate the expected attendance.
    MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WELCOMED TO ATTEND PLANNING MEETINGS! Help us get it right!!

    Sign up for meeting(s):
    http://doodle.com/poll/xsi48ikfzskain4s
    Just go to a slot, put in your name and check off AS MANY meetings you plan to attend. Then click SAVE. You can also add a COMMENT at the bottom BEFORE you click Save. AND — if you have seen the info, want to leave a comment, but CANNOT ATTEND — please fill in your name, and leave a comment & click “cannot attend” then click SAVE. I need to know this info is being seen and responded to! Thanks. (Should your schedule change, you can return to the link and make changes/add comments — just use the edit “pencil” next to our name — click “save”.)

    THANK YOU — see you there.

    Pat Sexton – ENTA – Education Network for Teachers & Artists
    enta4arts@gmail.com

  239. Brookmeade Family Fun Day

    FREE EVENT

    Come join us this Sunday from 12pm-4pm at 46 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck NY

    Great activities and games for the whole family and delicious BBQ & Dessert.

    Check out our exotic petting zoo, Elite Martial Art Demo, and jump on our Hay Rides!

    Games – BBQ – Prizes this Sunday at The Brookmeade Community

  240. Wednesday, September 28, 10am, Rhinebeck Garden Club Monthly Meeting, Rhinebeck Town Hall. Program: “Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas”, presented by Corrine Becker. Perspective new members welcome. Contact Steven Mann for information at 876-6892.

  241. 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.

  242. STARR LIBRARY
    The Brookmeade Community and Starr Library would like to invite you to the unveiling of our Autumn art collection on Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Starr Library .

    Brookmeade’s Art’s Initiative Project is an award winning program for its community impact and innovation for enhancing quality of life. As some of you may already know “The Art’s Initiative: Explorations of Arts” is a result of Brookmeade Community wanting to find a way to restore residents’ ability to express themselves, increase their self-esteem, and improve their quality of life. The residents were empowered to choose their own mode and self-expression resulting in increased self-esteem and a measurable increase in their quality of life. The art work created are truly masterpieces. In addition, the community embraced and was supportive of this initiative – an exhibit of the residents’ artwork was held in Rhinebeck at Montgomery Row art gallery and a ribbon cutting at the Baptist Home with Rhinebeck Chambers.

    We will be launching and unveiling our Autumn collection. We hope you can attend our Art Exhibit Reception

  243. Artist Exhibit Reception – Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Starr Library .

    Brookmeade’s Art’s Initiative Project is an award winning program for its community impact and innovation for enhancing quality of life. As some of you may already know “The Art’s Initiative: Explorations of Arts” is a result of Brookmeade Community wanting to find a way to restore residents’ ability to express themselves, increase their self-esteem, and improve their quality of life. The residents were empowered to choose their own mode and self-expression resulting in increased self-esteem and a measurable increase in their quality of life. The art work created are truly masterpieces. In addition, the community embraced and was supportive of this initiative – an exhibit of the residents’ artwork was held in Rhinebeck at Montgomery Row art gallery and a ribbon cutting at the Baptist Home with Rhinebeck Chambers.

    We will be launching and unveiling our Autumn collection. We hope you can attend our Art Exhibit Reception

  244. Hello, can you post my content on our upcoming Fall Fest that is free for the community please! Your website is amazing and I appreciate how great of a resource you are. Below is my Fall Fest announcement -if I have an image or anything is there an option to submit that too?

    FREE FALL FEST COMMUNITY FAIR
    3pm-5pm October 28, 2016
    Baptist Home Sensory Garden; 46 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck NY 12572
    RSVP: Call Samantha at 845-876-2071 ext 127

    https://www.facebook.com/events/180780372368560/

    On Friday October 28, we are having our Brookmeade’s Annual Fall Fest. This is a community based event for families, Brookmeade staff & residents, and all community members in the Fall spirit. Fall Fest consist of over 300 local families and representatives from key local businesses.

    Please share & join Us in your Halloween Costume for delicious food, fun games, prizes, face painting, and other activities.

  245. Hi there! Can you please post about this upcoming event? Thank you.

    Clinton Community Library Offers Free Women’s Self-Defense Workshop

    (Rhinebeck, NY) — Self-defense is not always about raising your fists but about being aware, knowing your surroundings, and not putting yourself in a situation that could be dangerous. Prevent victimization before it happens.

    Be Real About Injuries Now (B.R.A.I.N.) Programs Inc. will present a FREE self-defense class for women on November 6th at 1:00pm that will cover real-life skills that can protect you, your family, and friends.

    This class will be taught by Keith Duncan, 5th degree black belt. Keith has 34 years of martial arts experience. During this class, Keith will teach preventative measures as well as techniques to use to defend yourself if the need arises.

    WHAT:
    Women’s Self-Defense Workshop
    Presented by B.R.A.I.N. Programs Inc.
    Age: 13 and up
    Clothing: Dress comfortable
    Class Length: 6o minutes

    WHEN:
    Sunday, November 6, 1:00 PM

    WHERE:
    Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Rd., Rhinebeck, NY

    COST:
    Free!

    Registration is required for this program. To register, call (845) 266-5530 or email clinton.programming@gmail.com.

  246. Sunday, October 23, 9:45am, Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 6368 Mill Street. Arthur Gowran will be speaking at the worship service. Mr. Gowran, a lawyer, has litigated environmental cases in various federal courts including the Supreme Court on issues ranging from energy, clean air, clean water, to toxic contamination.More recently he has supplemented his interests with a divinity degree from Yale and has taught philosophy and ethics at local Universities near Washington D.C. where he lives. All are welcome.

  247. To the editor:

    Of all the pundits pontificating about the presidential election, I find it extremely curious that few, if any, ascribe the reason for the rise of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump to the realization by the general public that much of our society is corrupt, perhaps beyond redemption.

    Although the media are quick to assign economic, racial, class and sexist motivations to supporters of Sanders and Trump, none attribute such support to the genuine disgust good citizens feel when considering the extensive corruption existing in our society. It has become well established that many branches, of the federal government including the Justice Department, and IRS, are both politicized and corrupt while being aided and abetted by an equally corrupt media. Given that, plus an often unethical business community and insane “politically correct” academic establishment, is it any surprise that so many of the general public are hoping to improve our society by turning to unconventional political candidates?

    A corrupt society is unsustainable and life will get very ugly as it disintegrates. An ethical society with integrity and the rule of law must prevail or the US will slide into a full fledged “Banana Republic” with misery for all except the wealthy. Vote accordingly on November 8th.

    Paul E. Niedercorn
    132 East Market Street
    Rhinebeck, NY 12572
    845-876-2436
    pauln@prodigy.net

  248. Wednesday, November 16 – The Rhinebeck Garden Club will host a program at the Rhinebeck Town Hall at 10 am. Presenter: Scott Zimmer, Zimmer Gardens in Kingston will talk about “Holiday Containers: Extend the Garden Season with Garden inspired Holiday Containers and Decor for Your Property, Both inside and Out”. Containers will be available for sale. Refreshments served. Prospective new members welcome. Contact Steven Mann, 876-6892.

  249. Hello, Would it be possible to post an announcement about an U.S. Master’s swimming program our swim team has started up this fall?

    The Dolphins Swim Club of the Hudson Valley (a non-profit swim club) is now offering U.S. Master’s Swimming. It is an adult swimming program open to swimmers of all abilities who are 18 years old and older. From those who are new to lap swimming, to marathon & tri-athletes looking for training, to lifelong swimmers looking to exercise. Practices will be led by USA Swimming registered coaches and provide workouts from challenging for those athletes looking to train to a less strenuous workout focused on health and fitness. An overall focus will be in creating a sense of team and comradeship.

    Practices are held Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 7:15 am at the Culinary Institute of America pool in Hyde Park, NY

    For more information, please visit the Dolphin’s U.S. Masters Swimming website at
    https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=mrtdsc&_stabid_=151175 or go to Dolphinsswimclub.org and click on the U.S. Masters Swimming box.

    or contact Katie Nikolski at knikolski@yahoo.com

      1. Thank you for posting the information about the Dolphins Masters Swimming. The Dolphins U.S. Masters Swimming will be holding a OPEN HOUSE next week. Would it be possible to post it to your website?

        The Dolphins U.S. Masters Swimming will be hosting an Open House from Monday, January 9th through Friday, January 13th. Interested swimmers are welcome to attend our morning practices for 1 free trial week of swimming. Practices are held at the CIA Student Commons Building from 6:00 am to 7:15 am…Just sign in at the desk and meet us at the Pool!! Don’t forget to bring a travel mug for free coffee after practice at the Egg!

        For more information, please visit the Dolphin’s U.S. Masters Swimming website at
        https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=mrtdsc&_stabid_=151175 or go to Dolphinsswimclub.org and click on the U.S. Masters Swimming box.

        or contact Katie Nikolski at knikolski@yahoo.com

  250. Rhinebeck and Friends Stand With Standing Rock
    A Benefit for the Standing Rock Reservation’s Legal Defense Fund ~
    Saturday, November 12th
    Church of the Messiah/ Donegan Hall
    6436 Montgomery Street
    Rhinebeck, NY

    10-4 Healing Arts Benefit ~ Acupuncture, CranioSacral Therapy, Massage, Refflexology, Reiki and more ~ By donation ~15 min for $15 or more if you can ~

    7-10 Benefit Concert ~ Mohican Drummer’s, Bear Fox and Akwesasne Traditional Women’s Singers, Lyla June (Diné spoken word artist extraordinaire) and more! A very rare treat for all ages right in the heart of Rhinebeck Village!

  251. ENTA presents IMPROV United — A Black Friday Improv performance

    The area’s HOTTEST IMPROV Group from Mary Ward & Company.
    Take a break from Turkey Leftovers and get out of the house!
    JOIN US and UNITE in Comedy! Bring the family, even Grandma.
    The perfect holiday event for all — in beautiful downtown Rhinebeck.

    Friday, November 25 — 7:30pm
    Hosted in the NEW arts space: The Gallery @ Rhinebeck
    43 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY
    (next to Bread Alone & Cinnamon Restaurant. Across from CVS)

    $5 Suggested Donation to ENTA & their Youth Arts Initiative
    CASH only at the DOOR. Come Early…we will SELL OUT.

    Facebook invite at https://www.facebook.com/events/1238024186258913/
    Questions: enta4arts@gmail.com

  252. Saturday, December 3, 5pm Rhinebeck Reformed Church, 4:30-8pm. Pulled pork dinner – al la carte including hot dogs, homemade cole slaw, baked beans, and soup, brownies with ice cream. Co-sponsored by Rhinebeck High School Crew. Come by for a great dinner and help two great organizations!

  253. On Sat. Jan. 21 at 11:30 AM the Clinton Community Library will welcome local teen author Erin Forbes to discuss what it is like to self-publish a book and balance it out with high school coursework. She will also read from her debut novel, “Fire & Ice: The Elementals.” This program will be of special interest to homeschoolers, since Erin herself is homeschooled and can speak to how it helped her focus on her writing. Registration for this program is helpful, but not required: 266-5530 or clinton.programming@gmail.com

  254. Subject: Calendar Listing – Rhinebeck Garden Club

    Wednesday, February 22 – The Rhinebeck Garden Club will host a program at the Rhinebeck Town Hall at 10 am. Presenter: Village Trustee and Mayor Heath Tortorella will talk about the plans for the enhancement of Veterans’ Park in the village of Rhinebeck. Refreshments served. Prospective new members welcome. Contact Steven Mann, 876-6892.

  255. 2017 Rhinebeck Little League T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball Registration is Now Open Online

    Register online @ our League Website: http://www.RH-RBKLL.com

    Please take advantage of our Early Registration Discount through February 14

    All 2017 Softball and Baseball Divisions will be combined Rhinebeck/Red Hook Programs.
    Rhinebeck and Red Hook will run separate T-Ball programs.

    Little League Eligibility: Players who live in the Town of Rhinebeck or attend school in the Town of Rhinebeck are eligible to register for Rhinebeck Little League programs.

    Go to our league website RH-RBKLL.com for news updates and details about baseball & softball divisions, residency rules, 2017 rates, field directions, & Little League contact information.

  256. Rhinebeck Community Nursery School’s Annual Toy Sale will be held on April 29, 2017 from 9-2pm at the Reformed Church on the corner of Route 9 and South St. Donations of gently used items will be accepted now until April 27th for their biggest fundraiser. Acceptable items include: toys, books, games, play equipment, and more. The nursery school cannot accept clothing and shoes, cribs, stuffed animals, and car seats. Items can be dropped off at the Reformed Church every day during the week from 8:30am to 1pm. Call 876-5239 or text 243.1483 for more information. 

  257. Rhinebeck, NY – February 9, 2017 – Karen Zobel, CEO/Administrator of The Brookmeade Community and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the recertification of Brookmeade’s physician Dr. Michael Jaeger with the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).

    A traditional path to recertification is a comprehensive exam and a test of knowledge every seven years. Doctor Michael Jaeger M.D, took on a more challenging pathway to recertification developed by the ABFM. The alternative pathway has self-assessment modules focused on particular subjects, and they are constructed in such a way that gaps in knowledge are not only identified, but are corrected in the completion of exercises. One of the modules competed was, “care of the vulnerable elderly”. There was also performance improvement activities directly related to the quality of medical care actually provided. The recertification process required eight years to complete, and not all physicians who attempt this pathway complete it. This re-certification is effective through the end of 2018.

    As CEO/Administrator of Brookmeade, Ms. Zobel’s focus, over the past 5 years, has been to assemble and develop the best possible team of professionals available in the Hudson Valley. Her goal has been to secure Brookmeade’s reputation as the best place to live and work in Dutchess County. “Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for the aging by providing quality care in a loving environment. To hit a target like that you’re going to need to provide the best possible work environment and put the best of the best on your team. You’ve got to hire professionals who will get excited about such a mission, then get behind it and drive it forward. Doctor Michael Jaeger, M.D has what it takes to do just that”.

    The American Board of Family Medicine is one of twenty-four medical specialty boards that work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. The boards were founded by their respective specialties to protect the public by assessing and certifying physicians who meet specific educational, training, and professional requirements. Having a board certified physician who meets nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills, who is focused on geriatrics is a plus for the Brookmeade Community. Dr. Jaeger has dedicated the past seven years to Brookmeade’s mission, utilizing his knowledge of the aging process and skills in the diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and rehabilitation of geriatric residents in a long-term care setting.

    The American Board of Family Medicine is a non-profit, independent medical association of American physicians who practice in family medicine and its sub-specialties.
    “This type of continued development, growth and learning is always encouraged at Brookmeade Community as it enhances and ensures best practices for our residents and professional growth. It shows a commitment to one’s profession and the desire to continuously improve one’s knowledge base and add to his/her skillset.” Says Karen Zobel
    Dr. Michael Jaeger, M.D graduated Northeast Ohio Medical University in 1991, specializing in Family Medicine. Interestingly enough, during his medical school training in 1988 the mentor for his summer research project involving geriatrics was connected with the construction of Maison-Aine in Akron Ohio. That was a prototype of “pod” type Alzheimer’s nursing homes where residents could be moved to visually identical units with progressively higher levels of care as dementia progresses. Dr. Michael Jaeger, M.D has practiced geriatric medicine and cared for nursing home residents as a family practitioner for over 25 years. Dr. Jaeger lives locally and has many outside interests, including hiking and photographing the beautiful Hudson Valley area, and then painting some of the scenes.
    “Doctor Michael Jaeger was bought on board based upon the strength of his experience, education, integrity, leadership skills, strong ethics and core morality”, states Ms. Zobel. “He supports our goal to ensure Brookmeade’s standing as the Best Place to Live and Work in The Hudson Valley”.

    “Brookmeade,” says Ms. Zobel “is all about quality of life. Everyone’s quality of life; residents and staff alike. By strengthening staff development and increasing opportunities you create an even healthier organization which improves the quality of life experienced by our employees and therefore of our residents. Our employees feel a sense of pride in working at The Best Long Term Care Facility in NY State. From that already strong foundation we can reach even greater heights”.

    About The Brookmeade Community: The Community at Brookmeade, located on 75 country acres just outside the Village of Rhinebeck, is a senior living retirement community serving the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. Arbor Ridge offers independent living, The Terraces offers assisted living, and The Baptist Home provides long term care, sub-acute rehabilitation, palliative care and Out-Patient Rehabilitation Services.

  258. Free Community Event For Kids! – BUILD IT AT BROOKMEADE!
    First Saturday of every month at 11:30am
    Each adventure we will explore new and fresh ways to inspire, educate and
    engage with building together!
    Complimentary project kit includes an apron & nutritious snack.
    RSVP or to learn more please contact Samantha Cerero, Activities Director, 845-876-2071 ext 127
    Located on Brookmeade Campus at Arbor Ridge , 11 Mountain Laurel Lane, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    Meet Dean the Builder! Dean will teach and show how to make fun and exciting projects with your hands!

  259. Our Bi-Monthly series “Arbor Art In Life” will be featuring Sy Kattelson a world renowned photographer and resident of The Baptist Home. Please join us March 3rd, Friday at 12pm in the Foyer at Arbor Ridge for the Artist Reception. Kattelson’s photography exhibit will be featured in Arbor Ridge from 3/1-4/30.

    Attached you will find his statement as an artist and his biography. Sy Kattelson has been taking great photos for decades and treats his work “as a serious art form showing ordinary people’s lives”. Sy Kattelson was also featured in NYTimes recently on 1/29/17 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/nyregion/sy-kattelsons-photography-howard-greenberg-gallery.html?_r=0

    Arbor Art in Life

    Arbor Art in Life reflects the varied experiences and backgrounds of our residents who reside in our Brookmeade Community. Exhibits by our residents range from photographs to pastels, to pencil drawings and paintings to fabric panels and sculptures, just to name a few. Each artist has their work hung/displayed for a period of 2 months with an ‘Artist Reception’ to discuss and share their pieces with peers, family and friends.

  260. As spring is almost here, Rhinebeck Village political signs are up and candidates are hoofing it door to door. Some candidates are focusing on local concerns, such as improving the village infrastructure, while others appear to be looking to Albany and national party platforms for issues.

    Trial balloons such as climate change, sanctuary cities, and municipal consolidation are being bandied about by those taking guidance from Governor Cuomo and their party platform.

    Consolidation of Rhinebeck Town and Village often has been suggested, but no formal proposal has ever been submitted for a vote. Proponents believe substantial tax savings could be realized while others doubt that the loss of village identity is worth the loss of sovereignty.

    Population density differences result in town and village governments having different concerns. Such concerns include: water supply, sanitary and storm water sewers, sidewalks, trees, lighting, policing, EMS, fire protection, planning, zoning, telecommunications, traffic, tourists, events, lodging laws, keeping of animals, leaf and yard waste removal. Any consolidation plan must address these items.

    Since town councilmen are elected “at large”, if the village were simply dissolved, there would be no guarantee of village representation on the resulting town board just as the hamlet of Rhinecliff has no guaranteed representation on the town board today.

    The best government is the government closest to the people. Being one of 2,500 is preferable to being one of 8,000. It might cost a bit more but I’m very willing to pay that price.

    Brenda Klaproth

  261. To the Editor:

    After former Rhinebeck mayor Jim Reardon resigned before his term expired,
    I was mildly surprised to see the Rhinebeck Village board elect Heath Tortarella mayor.

    Most perplexing was that a board comprised of two Democrats, an Independence Party member and one that belonged to no political party chose the unaffiliated board member to be mayor.

    Regardless of how the choice was made, after attending a meeting with Heath presiding as mayor, he so impressed me with his obvious preparation and knowledge that I came away convinced that he was the right person to be mayor I was then, and still am, convinced that he is by far the best choice to be Rhinebeck’s mayor.

    Paul E. Niedercorn

  262. To the Editor:

    Support Heath Tortarella for Mayor of Rhinebeck Village

    Four years ago, the day after my family moved into the Rhinebeck Village, we were knee-deep in boxes, scrambling to establish a new life in a new community. Our doorbell rang, and a neighbor introduced himself, asking if we needed anything. That neighbor – now my friend and now our Village Mayor – was Heath Tortarella. Had I known then what I now know about Heath, his welcoming gesture would have come as no surprise.

    Our Mayor is a generous soul, whose life is defined by service, volunteerism, and putting the needs of others in front of his own. He is a dedicated husband and father who has chosen to make our community better by serving it. While strong character should be enough to earn votes, Mayor Tortarella’s accomplishments speak volumes. As Mayor, Heath has focused on issues of great importance to Village residents: safety and security, quality of life, and some issues that are all but invisible to most of us – updating and maintaining the Village’s aging infrastructure, and managing a growing, tourist-heavy community. Among many other accomplishments, Heath’s include:

    • Securing funds and resources for the Rhinebeck Village Police and Fire Departments.
    • Protecting the integrity and security of our municipal water system by directing improvements at our water plant and reservoir; and planning for significant improvements to the distribution system in the Village Center.
    • Presenting two resolutions to the Village Board regarding a proposed plan to park oil barges atop the intake pipes in the Hudson River that provide our drinking water.
    • Building the Village’s fund balance to a 5-year high of $550,000 (a strong 25% of our annual budget), and establishing a contingency line item in the budget to prepare for emergency expenses.
    • Improving the quality of the Legion Park at Crystal Lake, including repairs to Asher Dam and the pedestrian bridge.

    Friends and neighbors: I urge you to look beyond party lines and support Heath Tortarella for Mayor. He is an incumbent mayor running on a cross-party platform with a proven, successful track record; a mayor with 16 years of active military service; a mayor who remains deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of lifelong and new residents of Rhinebeck Village; a mayor who has worked with village, town, county, state, and federal representatives regardless of their party affiliation. Heath is an even-keeled, deliberate leader who has earned the right to continue leading Rhinebeck Village. His focus on our needs over those of any political party’s national agenda gives me tremendous confidence in his character and leadership.

    On Tuesday, March 21st, please join me in voting Heath Tortarella for Mayor of Rhinebeck Village.

    Daniel D’Ordine
    Rhinebeck Village

  263. FREE Magic Show with Bee Bee the Clown, Saturday March 18, 1 PM at Clinton Community Library!

    Mark your calendars because Bee Bee the Clown​ is going to be at the library Sat. at 1 for a special St. Patrick’s Day Magic Show! Kids of all ages will enjoy some Irish fun with shamrocks, rainbows and pots of gold in this St. Patrick’s Day Show! Bee Bee’s comedy magic, juggling, balloons and puppets will keep your friends laughing with delight.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1250956988315601/

  264. The Brookmeade Community is rolling up their sleeves and helping save lives on June 9th from 10am-3pm in the Baptist Home Chapel. Brookmeade proudly partners with the American Red Cross to hold our annual blood drive.

    If interested in donating you may just walk in or schedule an appointment with Brian Zeidan, BZeidan@brookmeadecommunity.org or online http://www.redcrossblood.org and type in Baptisthome.

    Give a pint and get a pint! Donors will receive a voucher for a pint Stewarts ice cream.

    Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. It is a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. We are very excited about the drive and I hope you are too.

  265. Please publish the following article on your coming events Calendar.
    Contact- Kelly Hanna at 484-753-2920 or Kitty Ghee at 876- 6798

    Good Shepherd/St. Joseph’s Parish 36th ANNUAL YARD SALE EXTRAVAGANZA
    Friday, Sept 8 and Saturday Sept 9th – from 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday, Sept 10th – from 9 am to 2 pm.
    To be held at the Father Brogan Parish Center at 3 Mulberry St, Rhinebeck, NY. Rain or shine,
    Come explore a gym full of antiques, collectibles, household items, jewelry, art work, books;
    a tent full of furniture, electrical items; and a parking lot full of toys, sports items, bikes, garden,
    yard items and more household items. Great for student dorms, apartments or new accessories for your home.
    Please call Kelly Hanna at 484-753-2920 or Kitty Ghee at 876- 6798 with any questions.

    Thank you.

  266. Can you please post the information about the Dolphins upcoming swim season?

    Hudson Valley Dolphins offering Youth and Adult Swimming

    Youths: Dolphins Swim Team will be holding TRYOUTS for new swimmers interested in joining the team for the 2017-18 swim season on September 6th & 8th at the Vassar College Pool.

    Adults: Dolphins U.S. Masters swimming starts Sept 11th. Join us for a free trial week. Practices are held every weekday mornings at the Culinary Institute of America.

    For more information about signing up for the swim team tryouts and the U.S. Masters Swimming, visit the Dolphins website at Dolphinsswimclub.org

  267. Can you please post information about the Dolphins Masters Swimming Open House? Thanks.

    OPEN HOUSE: Masters Swimming with the Hudson Valley Dolphins

    Hudson Valley Dolphins U.S. Masters Swimming is hosting an OPEN HOUSE from January 8th through January 12th. Enjoy a free trial week of swimming. U.S. Masters is an adult swimming program open to swimmers of all abilities who are 18 years old and older. The program ranges from those who are new to lap swimming, to marathon & tri-athletes looking for training, to lifelong swimmers wanting just to exercise. Practices will be led by USA Swimming registered coaches and provide workouts from challenging for those athletes looking to train to a less strenuous workout designed for health and fitness. An overall focus will be in creating a sense of team and camaraderie.

    Practices are held Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 7:15 am at the Culinary Institute of America pool (Student Commons Building) in Hyde Park, NY

    For more information, please visit the Dolphin’s website at http://www.Dolphinsswimclub.org and click on the U.S. Masters Swimming box or contact Katie Nikolski at knikolski@yahoo.com

  268. The Baptist Home presents FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP.

    The Brookmeade Community is hosting a workshop on Falls Prevention with Guest Speaker, Preferred Therapy Solutions.

    Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
    Time & Location: 2:00pm
    Location: Arbor Rdige Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) – 11 Mountain Laurel Lane, Rhinebeck, NY

    Reservations Required – Limited Seating
    Please RSVP: (845) 876-3344

  269. Latin inspired pieces feature NEXUS, one of the premier percussion ensembles in the world

    HYDE PARK, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra will heat up the evening with two Latin pieces inspired by famous works. First, the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a collection of tangos, by Piazzolla will feature soloist Marka Young, violinist and NDSO concertmaster. Second, the “exotic” instruments of the widely recognized NEXUS percussion ensemble will join NDSO for The Carmen Ballet Suite which was written for string orchestra and forty-seven percussion instruments. The beautiful melodies that are sung in the opera Carmen will be played on chimes, marimba or by the strings. “Latin Pasión” will be an evening of surprises as the familiar is woven musically in a new way on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America.

    The percussion group NEXUS, which includes local resident Garry Kvistad, has been together for over 40 years. The group has one of the most extensive collections of percussion instruments, from traditional to the exotic, from all parts of the world. With over 25 recordings, many on their own label, they have toured North America, Australia, Europe, Asia and more. They have become a resource for organizations that employ percussion and have written articles and books. Garry Kvistad was featured as a TED Talk presenter in 2016 with his presentation, “Good Vibrations (A Life of Harmony)”.

    Additionally, The Culinary Institute of America will open its Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici 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 twelfth 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.

  270. The Baptist Home and American Red Cross are hosting a Blood Drive. Give blood and help save lives.

    Location: Blood Drive will be at The Baptist Home at Brookmeade Community (46 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck NY 12572)

    Date & Time: Thursday, May 31, 2018. 10am to 3pm
    To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: Baptisthome. You can also email: BZeidan@brookmeadecommunity.org

    WALK-INS, New Donors, Double Red Donors are welcome and needed!

    As a thank you for your generosity, participants will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card from American Red Cross

  271. Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to composer John Williams

    RHINEBECK, NY – Honoring American composer John Williams, the NDSO will perform some of William’s most popular and memorable movie soundtracks including Star Wars, Jaws, Catch Me If You Can and Harry Potter. The orchestra will be accompanied by guest performer, saxophonist Christopher Brellochs. The concert will be held on Saturday, June 16th at 7:30 pm at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium in Rhinebeck, NY. This will be the last concert for the 2017-2018 season.

    Cristopher Brellochs has performed in Paris, Germany and throughout the United States from Carnegie Hall in New York City to the International Saxophone Symposium in Winchester, Virginia. Brellochs’ recordings include Quiet City (2011) which has received radio play on National Public Radio. Brellochs is Chair of the Music Program at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York where he conducts the Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, and typically teaches Music Theory, Aural Skills, and History of Music.

    Christopher Brellochs commented, “I got frostbite as a kid because of John Williams; I would get distracted and stay outside building snow forts while singing his music to ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ As an adult, I loved the playful use of the saxophone to create a sense of adventure and nostalgia in ‘Catch Me If You Can.’”

    Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information or to buy tickets for 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 twelfth 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.

  272. Open House: The Richard Montgomery House Museum, located at 77 Livingston St. in Rhinebeck, NY, will be open to visitors starting June 23, and Saturdays through Aug 18th, from 1 until 4 PM. This is the one of oldest houses in the historic district of Rhinebeck and was the last residence of General Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War hero. Admission: free.

  273. “The Ward Boys – Letters from the Gilded Age Through WW !”. Mary Lou Chatterton, former board member of The Southlands Foundation, will host a presentation based on letters from World War I that were part of Deborah Dows’ estate. The Ward boys wrote letters, which are being deposited with Princeton University, to their old nanny, Greta, who later was nanny to Deborah Dows, founder of Southlands. The presentation will take place in the Starr Library Community Room on October 20 from 4-6 pm. Free. For further information, contact marylou.chatterton@yahoo.com, or call 845-554-4664.

  274. Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® Winter Workshops at Izlind

    You may have read about the growing popularity of the Feldenkrais Method in the New York Times or the Washington Post this past year.

    Feldenkrais is a somatic (body-based) awareness practice that uses gentle movement and focused attention to help you learn new and more effective ways to move—in your body and in your life.

    It’s gaining notice for its ability to alleviate pain, increase flexibility and coordination, and improve range of motion. As you improve how you move, you also become more of who you really are, meaning the benefits go beyond just feeling better in your body.

    Jenn Brown, an authorized Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement teacher and a meditation coach, is offering a series of 3 Feldenkrais workshops this winter at Izlind Integrative Wellness Center in Rhinebeck.

    All ages and conditions are welcome. Lessons will be on the floor and no previous experience with the Feldenkrais Method is necessary.

    Register now: https://www.izlind.com/workshops-classes

    MOVE THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS WITH EASE
    Sunday, December 9
    2:00 – 4:00 pm
    @ Izlind in Rhinebeck
    $45 (Save $10 and register for all 3 winter workshops for $125.)

    Discover how the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education can improve how you move. Through gentle, mindful movement and focused attention, you will build self-awareness and release old habits and patterns that limit you and cause pain. As the body and brain begin to talk to each other in new ways, you will find new possibilities of movement that give you greater ease in the everyday tasks of living, including walking, sitting, and even holiday shopping.

    FREE YOUR NECK AND SHOULDERS
    Saturday, January 19
    10:00 am – noon
    @ Izlind in Rhinebeck
    $45 (Save $10 and register for all 3 winter workshops for $125.)

    Stress. Too much time at the computer. Bracing against the cold. Whatever the reason, many of us walk around with our shoulders hunched up and our neck frozen in place. When this pattern of movement becomes a habit, it can cause stiffness and pain. Come spend a few hours practicing gentle movements that will help your shoulders relax and your neck move more freely. You’ll leave with a new awareness of yourself and a little more breathing room to get you through winter.

    INHABIT YOURSELF
    Saturday, February 9
    10:00 am – noon
    @ Izlind in Rhinebeck
    $45 (Save $10 and register for all 3 winter workshops for $125.)

    Do you know where you are in space, or do you live a short distance from your body (to paraphrase James Joyce)? Do you have access to how you feel from the inside? The Feldenkrais Method is a gentle movement practice that uses intention and attention to increase your self-awareness and improve how you move. As you learn new ways to inhabit yourself, you will not only move with greater ease, but you will find yourself becoming more of who you are.

  275. Brookmeade Expands Senior Care Services in Rhinebeck.

    Please Join us for a groundbreaking ceremony. This will be the groundbreaking of The Pavilion at Brookmeade. It will be the future site of the Brookmeade Adult Day Program and Gathering Center. November 29, 2018 at 2pm. 46 Brookmeade Drive, Rhinebeck NY 12572. Please RSVP with Donna at 845-876-3344.

    The Brookmeade Senior Living community in Rhinebeck is excited to announce that construction is underway for a new senior community center on their campus that will offer an array of senior services.

  276. Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra celebrates Valentine’s Day early with an evening of popular love songs and a cabaret

    HYDE PARK, NY – Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) will perform a collection of love songs followed by a cabaret in their upcoming concert “Early Valentine” on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America. The performance will begin with selections from the Great American Songbook including music from George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, and Cole Porter. Music Director, Kathleen Beckmann who designed the program says, “I am excited to present our audience with a wonderful romantic evening of all our favorite love songs. The concert is the perfect way to “warm up” on a chilly February evening.”

    Married Broadway performers Erin Stewart and David DeWitt will also team up with the orchestra in a unique cabaret setting to perform their favorite songs from the Great White Way, the Great American Songbook, as well as old Hollywood gems while sharing humorous anecdotes from their experiences as parents and as a couple. Additional selections will include songs from The Phantom of the Opera (the show they met on!) as well as timeless favorites including Our Love is Here to Stay and Dancing Cheek to Cheek.

    To complement this evening of romance, 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. NDSO also offers a reserved seating package which 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 thirteenth 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.

  277. Northern Dutchess Beekeepers Club

    Opening Meeting

    Thursday, February 7, 2019

    6:30–8:30 p.m
    Starr Library, Rhinebeck

    Beekeepers, bee lovers, and interested community members are invited to a meeting of the newly formed Northern Dutchess Beekeepers Club at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in the Community Room at Starr Library, West Market Street, Rhinebeck. The purpose of this club is to educate ourselves and others, share experiences and support soon-to-be, novice and experienced beekeepers. The night’s agenda features a moderated panel discussion with three experienced beekeepers covering a wide range of honey bee-related topics.

    To be added to our email list, or if you have questions regarding this meeting, please contact northerndutchessbees@gmail.com .

  278. Awareness Through Movement® Workshops for Hips, Knees & Ankles

    @ Izlind Integrative Wellness Center in Rhinebeck

    You may have read about the growing popularity of the Feldenkrais Method in the New York Times or the Washington Post this past year.

    Feldenkrais® is a somatic (body-based) awareness practice that uses gentle movement and focused attention to help you learn new and more effective ways to move—in your body and in your life.

    It’s gaining notice for its ability to alleviate pain, increase flexibility and coordination, and improve range of motion. As you improve how you move, you also become more of who you really are—meaning the benefits go beyond just feeling better in your body.

    Workshops are led by Jenn Brown, an authorized Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement teacher, meditation coach, and cofounder of Feldenkrais Teachers of the Hudson Valley.

    All ages and conditions are welcome. Lessons will be on the floor and no previous experience with the Feldenkrais Method is necessary.

    Register now: https://www.inhabityourself.com/feldenkrais

    HELLO, HIPS
    March 9, 2019
    10–noon
    Izlind Integrative Wellness Center
    Rhinebeck, New York

    How well our hips move affects everything—how we walk, sit, bend over, and more. Come get to know your hips a little better in this Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® class. Through gentle movements and focused attention, we say hello to our hips and discover the potential they hold for incredible power and flexibility. Discover how this subtle work can have a big effect on everything from climbing stairs to warrior pose. No previous experience with the Feldenkrais Method is necessary. Please be able to get up and down off the floor unassisted.

    GET GROUNDED: KNEES & ANKLES
    April 13, 2019
    10–noon
    Izlind Integrative Wellness Center
    Rhinebeck, New York

    Find your foundation in this workshop for the knees and ankles. Through gentle movements and focused attention, we’ll explore the potential of these often overworked joints, focusing on reducing tension, improving flexibility, and distributing effort by involving more of the body in your movement. The lessons are basic and gentle, but please contact Jenn before registering if you’re recovering from recent surgery or a knee replacement.

  279. Could you please post this on your website Antiques Road Show – To Benefit G. S. Women’s Society
    Saturday, April 6 from 10am to 4 pm. To be held at Father
    Brogan Center at Good Shepherd Church, 3 Mulberry St.,
    Rhinebeck. All types of Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage
    items appraised. No appointment necessary. Cost $10/item
    or $25 for 3 items. Lunch and refreshments available. For
    further information call Good Shepherd Rectory at 876-4583
    or Astor Galleried at 800-784-7876.

    Geraldine Browne 876-4569

  280. The Hudson Valley takes “Flight” in the upcoming Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra concert

    HYDE PARK, NY – A presentation of music and pictures will showcase the history of flying from man’s earliest attempts to space travel during the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) concert, “Flight.” The media presentation, created by local film maker Jarek Zabcynski, will also feature Hudson Valley flight including the Rhinebeck Aerodrome and the Balloon Festival. Guest artist Kimberly Kay will narrate Flight, the Story of Wilbur and Orville Wright as told by their sister. The concert will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America.

    Kathleen Beckmann, music director for the orchestra shares, “I have chosen an eclectic mix of orchestral works for this program, with each piece expressing the majesty and wonder of our ability to defy gravity and soar among the clouds.” The concert will include Acceleration Waltz by Johann Strauss, the haunting Berceuse and triumphant Finale from Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee and Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue.

    To complement the evening, the CIA will open the Caterina de’ Medici restaurant for a special $39 pre-performance dining experience. The menu will include family-style 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, student support surcharge, 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. NDSO also offers a reserved seating package which 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 thirteenth 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.

  281. Celebrate Summer at the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Concert “Sand and Surf”

    HYDE PARK, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra (NDSO) welcomes summer with their “Sand and Surf” pops concert featuring hits from the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, and Under the Sea from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The program will also include Latin favorites The Girl from Ipanema and One Note Samba. Special guests include guitarist David Temple for Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo, and the New York University steel band. The NDSO pops concerts are always a fun and relaxing evening for the audience and musicians. This year the orchestra will forgo the traditional formal concert attire for sandals, Hawaiian shirts and beach apparel. Join us on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium in Rhinebeck, NY.

    David Temple has performed throughout the country as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble player. He is dedicated to presenting guitar performances that are full of color and variety. He says, “Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez is the most familiar classical guitar work because it is perhaps the most beautiful in the repertoire. Its brilliant and romantic themes, exciting rhythms and flamenco textures, and its challenging development and key changes become nearly hardwired into every aspiring guitarist’s ear – almost as if the piece were discovered rather than composed. It is an honor and a thrill to be performing this incredible work with the wonderful NDSO under the baton of Kathleen Beckmann.”

    Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information or to buy tickets for the concert, click here or call 845-635-0877. The concert is located at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium located at 45 N Park Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

    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 thirteenth 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.

  282. Hi There! We are new owners of a small farm in Red Hook, about 10 minute’s drive from Rhinebeck. We were hoping you could post this information about our Community Supported Agriculture program. Thanks so much!

    Vegetable & Flower CSA Shares Available in Red Hook!

    Hi Neighbors! We are Emily & Maggie and we run Great Song Farm in Red Hook on Milan Hill Road. We grow a variety of organic vegetables, and some flowers and herbs for people like you through our Community Supported Agriculture program. When your join our CSA, you get to come visit us on the farm once a week (or once every other week if you don’t eat that many vegetables) from June- November and choose what you want to take home from our harvest. We use a simple 10-point system to give you more flexibility than a traditional CSA.

    In June you might get to chose from: Head lettuce (1 pt.), Loose arugula (1/4 lb. = 1pt.), 1 bu. radishes (1 pt.), 1 bunch turnips (1 pt.), 2 lb. zucchini (1 pt.), 1 bunch beets (1pt.), 1 bunch broccoli raab (1 pt.), 1 bunch kale (1 pt.), 1 bunch basil/dill (1 pt.), 1 head cabbage (1 pt.), 1 bunch spinach (1 pt.) plus pick your own flowers, snow peas and snap peas. This way, if you hate beets, you can get two heads of lettuce instead, for example. We are also growing a variety of tomatoes, peppers, melon, eggplant, cucumbers, winter squash, onions, scallions, and more.

    When you join our CSA you pay for your share of the harvest ahead of time, which is really helpful to small farmers like us. It is a unique and sustainable food system and an opportunity to build community. If this all sounds good to you, we hope you will join us! More information and opportunities to sign up are available on our website: http://www.greatsongfarm.com/. Feel free to e-mail greatsongfarm@gmail.com or call 818-620-5585 with any questions.

  283. Hello could you please post this event hosted by the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and DCC Academy of Music on your website. Here are the details:

    Guitar Master Class led by David Temple

    Poughkeepsie, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the Dutchess Community College Music departments to offer a classical guitar masterclass. In this program, classical guitarist and composer David Temple will focus on playing music that inspires the student and the artist to develop and refine their skills. He says, “If we are passionate about the music, we must also be passionate about our connection to our hands and instrument, and thus develop tone and clarity and each aspect of effective musicianship — we want listeners to be swept up in our own enthusiasm!”

    The masterclass performance will include four students who were selected by lottery to perform their piece for the audience, each having time to interact with David, receiving guidance on their continued development. David will also perform briefly at the beginning and at the end of the session, reinforcing the ideas given to the students. Anyone wishing to watch the performance on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. are asked to pay a suggested donation of $15.00 per person. All proceeds will benefit the DCC’s Music Link Scholarship Fund, which facilitates music lessons for talented students whose families could not otherwise afford music instruction.

    David Temple is a local classical guitarist and composer who has performed throughout the country as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble player. He is dedicated to presenting guitar performances that are full of color and variety. His concerts have included the Festival of the Arts at Mohonk, the Ulster Chamber Music Series, the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta, NY, and many more. A graduate of the music school at Eastern Michigan University, David is Artistic Director and Vice President of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society, and teaches both guitar and composition at Bard Conservatory, Preparatory Division, and at his home studio in Red Hook, NY. He has produced four recordings, which include an eclectic selection from the repertoire, as well as original arrangements and compositions.

    This event is co-hosted by the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, the DCC Music School, and DCC’s Music Performance Certificate Program. Anyone who attends this Masterclass Performance will receive complimentary tickets to NDSO’s June 15th “Sand and Surf” pops concert at Rhinebeck High School in Rhinebeck, NY. Learn more about this concert at http://www.ndsorchestra.org

    For more information, contact Laura Doe at laura.doe@sunydutchess.edu. The concert is located in the Black Box Theatre at Dutchess Community College at 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

    1. Hi Rhinebeck Community Forum,

      can you please post the attached invitation and info on the upcoming 5th Wilderstein Outdoor Sculpture Biennial which opens June 1st from 5-7pm and runs thru Oct 31, 2019?

      thank you, Franc Palaia curator [image: 5th Biennial rack cd cover.jpg] [image: 5th Wilder invite back.jpg]

      On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 10:43 AM Rhinebeck Community Forum wrote:

      > Christian commented: “Hello could you please post this event hosted by the > Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra and DCC Academy of Music on your > website. Here are the details: Guitar Master Class led by David Temple > Poughkeepsie, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orche” >

      1. Please send what you want posted thx! A press release type of post please- with title and information, and contact for people

  284. September 22nd from 12-2 at the farmers market 61 East Market St, Rhinebeck, NY

    Join us for a market wide tasting to benefit the John Honey Scholarship! We are pairing our farmers with local chefs to create a taste of September’s bounty. Celebrate 25 years with us!

    Featured chefs and restaurants include:
    aroi Thai Restaurant
    Buns Burgers
    Cinnamon Indian cuisine
    Flatiron Restaurant
    The Tasting Room Restaurant at Gendron Catering
    Le Petit Bistro
    Lucky Dragon
    Mercato Osteria Enoteca
    Pete’s Famous Restaurant
    Terrapin Restaurant & Catering
    The Amsterdam – Rhinebeck, NY

    Tastes specially prepared by our vendors including:
    Dutchess Creamery
    Quattro’s Farm
    Zora Dora’s Micro Batch Ice Cream and Paletas
    Highland Farm
    Sky Farm

    Tickets available online or at the market info booth. Get yours now! $20 for ten tastes (tickets sold in batches of 10).

    http://www.rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com/store/p9/Taste_of_the_Market.html

    John Honey was the inspiration behind the Rhinebeck Farmers’ Market and worked for many years to smooth the way. Each year the market offers a scholarship to a student who is studying agriculture, food science, environmental studies or a related field. Scholarship funds are also provided to current vendors pursuing continuing education.

  285. Hello, Could you post a press release for a spaghetti dinner our Boy Scout Troop is having?

    Homemade Spaghetti Dinner
    Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 228
    Saturday, October 26, 2019
    5:00pm

    Good Shepherd Church / Father Brogan Center
    3 Mulberry Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

    Suggested donation: $10 / adults
    $5 / children (12 and under)
    Take-out available!
    Contact Brad Patton (845) 702-0082 or Jen Beichert (845)-532-5180 for tickets.

    I have a .pdf of our flyer if it would be helpful. Please let me know where I can send it

    Thank you!!

  286. Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra Opens New Season with Beethoven’s Fifth

    RHINEBECK, NY – The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra opens their 14th season with a concert of favorite works by Mozart and Beethoven. The program will include Mozart’s The Overture to the Magic Flute and his Concerto in G Major featuring Marcia Gates, principal flutist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Beethoven’s extraordinary Symphony No. 5 highlights the second half of the program. The concert is on Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium.

    Marcia Gates is an active performer in the Hudson Valley, and has been the principal flutist with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic since 1986. She performed with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra throughout its existence from 1982 to 1998 and with the Hudson Valley BachFest since 2000. Retired from teaching instrumental music for many years in the Hyde Park Central School District, Marcia lives in Gardiner, New York. She has recorded on the Soundspells and Parnassus record labels as well as a CD of music for flute and harp entitled “Angel’s Serenade.”

    Marcia Gates will perform the flute solo for Mozart’s Concerto in G of which she says, “Mozart wrote so beautifully for the flute, and I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to be performing this gem with NDSO.”

    Tickets for the concert are $28 for adults, $23 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information or to buy tickets for the concert, go to http://www.ndsorchestra.org or call 845-635-0877. The concert will be held at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium located at 45 N Park Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

    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 high quality 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.

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