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Valatie, New York
Local culture | Local living
3 May 2019 11:09AM
Joseph Rutkowski

CONCERTS AT THE CHURCH
Featuring

Ilana Meredith, Vocals
Jay Bradley, Drums
Joe Salamone, Bass
Joe Rutkowski, Piano

Classic Cabaret and Jazz
With songs by Freddie Hubbard, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and Andrew Lloyd Webber among others

Saturday, May 11, 5 pm

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door
First United Methodist Church of Hillsdale
State Highway 23 and State Route 22, Hillsdale, NY 12529

Presented by Cheryl Jones, Music Director
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation and donations from patrons

Michel LeGrand’s Windmills of Your Mind at Club Helsinki April 23 2019
https://youtu.be/BfZfgdf5TxA

Gershwin’s Vodka at Club Helsinki April 23 2019
https://youtu.be/oYrZs85eis4

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s “Rita’s Confession” from the show Lucky Stiff. (Filmed by Rob Zahn’s student tv club)
https://youtu.be/L3T0Ju-r3e0

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Valatie, New York
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21 April 2019 02:18PM
Hudson Area Library Programs

Spring is here and so is an exciting lineup of book selections from the library’s Non-Fiction Book Group.

The Non-Fiction book meets on Mondays, 6-7:30pm.

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming by Paul Hawken will be discussed on April 29.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean is on May 13.
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America by Darnell Moore is on June 24.

This monthly group is open to the public and focuses on history and social and political life in North America and is facilitated by library Board President Mark Orton. To register for the book group email morton@hudsonarealibrary.org.

About Drawdown, in Yale Environment 360 Hawken states: “We’ve never mapped, measured, and modeled the top solutions to global warming, after 40 years of this being in the public sphere. With this plan we have in hand now, in a practical way, the solutions that are needed in order to reverse global warming.” Ron Charles of the Washington Post writes in his review of Susan Orlean’s The Library Book: “ Orlean, a longtime New Yorker writer, has been captivating us with human stories for decades, and her latest book is a wide-ranging, deeply personal, and terrifically engaging investigation of humanity’s bulwark against oblivion: the library.” Finally, from the New York Times review: “In “No Ashes in the Fire,” Darnell Moore writes a deeply personal memoir of growing up in the cross hairs of racism and homophobia in Camden, N.J., in the 1980s and ’90s.”

These books are all available for borrowing through the Mid-Hudson Library System.

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Valatie, New York
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7 November 2018 02:26PM
Logan Weiss

www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/van-schaack-honored-%E2%80%98veteran-year%E2%80%99

A Greene County resident and World War II veteran was honored Saturday as “Veteran of the Year” in Greene County at a ceremony at The Historic Catskill Point.

Alfred Van Schaack, Jr., 92, is a retired U.S. Navy sailor who served from January 1944 to December 1945, along with taking part in the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach.

Speakers and audience members from the Twin Counties attended the event, including Van Schaack’s family; U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-NY19; state Sen. George A. Amedore Jr. R-46; and Assemblyman Chris Tague, R-102, along with multiple Greene County legislators. …

Click link to read full article:
https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/van-schaack-honored-%E2%80%98veteran-year%E2%80%99

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Valatie, New York
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1 August 2016 11:09AM
Olana State Historic Site

www.olana.org/calendar/big-melt-19th-century-ice-harvesting/

What would life be like without electricity and a refrigerator? How would we ever have a cool glass of lemonade or water in the summertime? Beat the heat and join us on Saturday, August 6 at 3:00 pm for a fun-filled afternoon at Olana. The specialty program The Big Melt: Ice Harvesting Challenge is perfect for anyone who is eager to learn more about nineteenth century ice harvesting. Ice cream is included!

To learn more visit: http://www.olana.org/calendar/big-melt-19th-century-ice-harvesting/

Photo: Ice being stacked at Barrytown, New York, 1871, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 4 Feb 1871

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Valatie, New York
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23 June 2015 03:16PM
Jim-2

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site and the Rhode Island School of Design invite you to an opening celebration of the Lindenwald Mulberry Exhibit sponsored by the Friends of Lindenwald on June 27, 2015 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The reception will be held at Lindenwald, Route 9H in Kinderhook.
The Witness Tree Project is an initiative of the National Park Service and the Rhode Island School of Design. Students in a joint history seminar and furniture studio study the history a tree has “witnessed” in order to create meaningful objects from the tree’s wood. This year the project used wood from Van Buren’s mulberry tree, which stood for 150 years before falling in the winter of 2011. The work will be displayed within Lindenwald – itself the witness to so much history – deepening the project’s articulation between history and design.

Join us on Saturday August 22nd at 2:00pm at Omi International Art Center in Ghent, NY, for the exhibitions concluding lecture by Dale Broholm, Senior Design Critic from RISD.

Special thanks to Omi for hosting the exhibit lecture in August and to the Columbia County Council on the Arts for publicizing the exhibit. We’re grateful to the Friends of Lindenwald, Tierra Farm, and Harvest Spirits for their support for the opening reception.

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