August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Briefly Noted

Conquering Your Fears - Exuding Confidence in Public Speaking Workshop

Hosted by Putnam Community Service Network and United Way-Pace University Not-for-Profit Management Center

Do you have to give a speech, represent your organization or program, do a business presentation, but are uncomfortable speaking in front of people, or perhaps would just like to brush up on your presentation skills? More...

'Swing Away Stress' Fundraiser for Mental Health America at Dutchess Manor

Mental Health America of Dutchess County (a.k.a. More...

Hudson River Foundation Accepting Applications for Fall 2008 Funding Cycle Celebrating the Quadricentennial

The Hudson River improvement fund of the Hudson River Foundation will accept applications for its fall 2008 funding cycle: Celebrating the Quadricentennial. The deadline for application is Tuesday, September 2, 2008. More...

Save the Date - 31st Annual Cold Spring Harvest Festival

A full day celebration of the fall and harvest season set for Saturday, September 27

In celebration of the fall season and Hudson Valley harvest, the Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 31st Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2008. More...

Putnam County Chapter #1183 of AARP Schedules September Meeting

On Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 2pm, the Putnam Chapter #1183 of AARP will be meeting at Guideposts, Seminary Hill Road, in Carmel. This is their first meeting of the 2008-09 year, and Assemblywoman Sandra Galef will be the guest speaker. More...

Putnam Valley's Madeleine Kane Wins National Award for Humor

Bob Newhart, perhaps the most celebrated comedian-humorist actor-author-former accountant in show-business history, author of the new show business autobiography "I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This," taking time out from his busy schedule to serve as f More...

Texas Man Charged with DWI in Philipstown

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Texas man on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated. On August 5, 2008 at 1:43am, Deputy Sheriff Matthew Tunney stopped a motorist for speeding on Route 9 in the Town of Philipstown. More...

Seniors Invited to Attend Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees' Annual Senior Picnic

All senior citizens are invited to attend the Annual Senior Citizen Picnic hosted by the Village of Cold Spring Board of Trustees. This free event is scheduled for Saturday, August 16 at 12 noon at Mayor's Park on Fair Street. More...

DEC Tells New Yorkers: Don't Flush Medications

New educational campaign and website launched to help protect water quality

A new initiative to help reduce the growing presence of pharmaceuticals in water bodies has been launched by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Commissioner Pete Grannis announced. More...

Descendants of Regional Native American Tribes Invite the Public to Join Them at 8th Annual Daniel Ninham Pow Wow

Drumming, singing and dancing, all popular and prevalent in Western society today, were basic elements within Native American cultures well before any European set foot on North American soil. More...

Educational Investment Workshop at the Howland Public Library

Howland Public Library will be hosting a free educational investment workshop on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 from 6:30- 7:30pm. More...

Nearly 600 Historic Buildings Disappear and George Washington is Responsible!

Special tours and demonstrations at Revolutionary War post this Sunday

On Sunday, August 17, special tours with lively demonstrations at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site will answer the questions of how the last Revolutionary War post for the Continental Army was built, and what happened to it at the end of More...

There's Honey in Your Hives: Second in Two-part Beekeeping Workshop at Glynwood Farm

On September 6, from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Master Beekeeper Rodney Dow will conduct the second in a twopart workshop on beekeeping. More...

Announces New Law Allowing Emergency Volunteers to Obtain Benefits

New York's firefighter and ambulance volunteers receive access to healthcare benefits

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef announced that Governor Paterson has signed a new law that will allow volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers to access the health insurance plan offered to municipal employees. More...

Charitable Contributions: a Summertime Tax Tip from the IRS

Did you make a cash contribution to your favorite charity? Have you recently spent a weekend cleaning stuff out of your garage or basement that you then donated to a local charity? More...

New York Housing Market Remains Solid Through First Half of 2008

New York's housing market remains solid through the first half of the year, aided by an increase in sales of more than 13 percent from May to June, according to preliminary singlefamily sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of RE More...

Carmel Youth Charged with Grand Larceny

Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the arrest of a Carmel teenager who was determined to have stolen a quantity of property from a friend's residence in Mahopac. More...

Introduction to Shamanism Workshop at Beacon Community Center

What is shamanism? A powerful spiritual tradition that teaches us how to utilize the energy all around us to empower love, beauty and peace within ourselves and our world. Shamanism is 'omnifaith'; honoring, respecting and welcoming all. More...

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