News That Matters
Good Friday Morning,
The Putnam County Legislature has announced their committee assignments for the 2009 session. A list of those is posted here. There are some notable changes so it's worth checking out.
There are three new interesting articles posted to the NtM Web log:
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If you're reading the funny papers this morning, the top story in the Putnam edition is that Assemblyman Ball is on a crusade to stop the sale of 'bushmeat'. This preemptive move on the Assemblyman's part is apparently an attempt to prevent New Yorkers from eating the current President or any of his relatives, once he's out of office. If successful, Inauguration Day parties schedule around the state will have to find an alternative dish for their main course.
If you're taking a hike this weekend (and you should) Minnewaska State Park is Still Closed and many West Hudson trails are still blocked due to previous storms; Trail Volunteers Needed! Minnewaska State Park Preserve is still closed as of this writing (get update), a result of the mid-December ice storm. Many west of Hudson trails above 700' elevation continue to be blocked by fallen trees and branches. Hard-hit parks include Storm King, Schunemunk, and Black Rock Forest. Maintainers in these areas are urged to check their trails. If you need help, for example from a chainsaw crew, contact your trail supervisor or West Hudson Regional Representative Larry Wheelock.
There's another snowstorm on the way with expected accumulations predicted from between 5 to 8 inches. The storm should start tomorrow (Saturday) at around 3PM and impact the area through Sunday morning before pulling east. Temps will be in the mid-20's making the snow light and fluffy and easy to remove once it all comes to a stop on Sunday. The temps will then drop into the lower teens for the overnight into Monday.
Lastly, I'd like to take a moment to publicly thank everyone who helped PlanPutnam and News That Matters during 2008. Your support was wonderful, needed and much appreciated. For those of you who forgot, there's still time! Click here to find out how to keep this column coming to your email box.
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Inauguration Day Events
Carmel: 6-9 PM at the Lantern Restaurant, 728 Route 6 Mahopac. Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, live music, 50/50 raffle, etc., Suggested donation, $10. Call 621-3791 for more information.
Patterson: 6-8 PM Spaghetti Dinner with all the fixings at the Patterson Rec Center, 65 Front Street, Patterson. Suggested donation $9. Republicans are also invited. Call 878-6169 or 878-4352 for more information.
Putnam Valley: 6-9 PM Rural Inaugural Ball Hosted by the Putnam Valley Democratic Committee YMCA Camp Combe, 684 Peekskill Hollow Road. Refreshments, music, dance and merry making. Ball gowns and tuxes strictly optional. Come as you are, or as you’d like to be! RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 21
Kent CAC: The January meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at the Town Center. AGENDA 1) Chairman’s Report: Membership/Hillcrest Commons/ ELLA workshop. 2) Mead Farm Project. 3) Highland Historic Preservation - Tom Maxson. 4) Stone Chambers. 5) Calendar. 6) Other (Possible: Planning Board/Sustainable Communities 7) Next MeetingFriday, January 23
Keeping Energy Dollars in the Hudson Valley - Update on Biomass. From 9:30am – 12:30pm at Ulster County BOCES on US Route 32 in New Paltz, NY. The forum will offer updates on several local biomass projects around the Hudson River Valley. Local businesses using biomass for energy, processing technology for heat energy, growing biomass crops and NYS research and development updates on biomass. The forum will conclude with a general discussion on challenges and opportunities ahead for biomass energy development.
The forum is sponsored by Lower Hudson-Long Island Resource Conservation & Development Council, USDA and Cornell Cooperative Extension in the Hudson Valley. More information will follow. For cost recovery purposes, a $10 per person fee for this program is requested. To register, please call 845 677 8223x115. For inquiries contact Joe Heller; Joseph.Heller@ny.usda.gov or Les Hulcoop: email@example.comSaturday, January 24th
Brewster Theater Company 2009 Annual Meeting & Dinner 6PM in St. Andrew's Church, 26 Prospect St. , Brewster. Join our 2009 Annual Meeting to hear about our successful 2008 season and our exciting plans for 2009! 6-7pm: Buffet Dinner. 7-8pm: Annual Meeting. The buffet dinner will feature delectable and free food provided by BTC board members Log onto www.brewstertheatercompany.org or call 845-598-1621 for more information. Snow Date is January 31st.
Tuesday, January 27th
Discover the Actor Inside - An Introduction to Acting:Thursday, January 29th
Instructor: Lora Lee Ecobelli
Hosted by Arts on the Lake
Instructor: Lora Lee Ecobelli
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 pm
Dates: 8 weeks – January 27th – March 17th
Fee: $240, $230 members
This class is the first step to building a solid foundation in the art of acting. By using theatre games and improvisation, students will learn basic theatre skills in a supportive, creative and fun environment. In addition, there will be further development of the actor's physical resources of voice and movement, concentration and working as a unit. Scene study will be explored using classic works by playwrights such as Shakespeare, The Greeks, Miller, O’Neal, Chekov, Williams, Albee and others. Students will track a character's journey through a scene and learn to further articulate the essential elements of characterization. Rehearsal with a scene partner outside of class is required. The class will culminate in a scene night open to the public.
Samba Drumming Workshop:
Instructor: John Arrucci
Hosted by Arts on the Lake
Day/Time: Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 pm*
Dates: 4 weeks – Janurary 29th – February 19th
Fee: $120, Members $110
Description: Participants will play Samba percussion instruments from Brazil (Tamborim, Agogo, Reco-Reco, Ganza and Surdo) and experience the joy of ensemble drumming. Instruction will address proper technique, phrasing and the importance of listening. Beginners are welcome. Instruments will be provided. Master musician John Arrucci's work is documented on over 50 recordings, scores for feature films and music for television. He has been on the music faculty of Princeton University since 1986. To learn more about John, visit: www.johnarrucci.com *This Class will be held at an off site studio
Saturday, January 31Learn Trail Maintenance Skills in Westchester Ward Pound Ridge is having a Trail Maintenance Mini-Course on Saturday, January 31, 9:30am at the Trailside Nature Museum. For more information, contact Brenda Bates, Park Manager at 914.864.7317
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