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Congress has declared October as "Paint Your House Month"* which means it's time for you to look around the exterior and interior of your home and realize that you're either going to be stuck inside all winter and you can't stand the dingy walls (and besides, when the family comes for Thanksgiving will they talk behind your back about the dreadful state of your dining room?) or that the exterior needs to be tightened up and sealed against the coming winter cold, wind and snow. Luckily, we here at News That Matters can help! Click here or call (845) 225-2104.
Demonstrators in Pittsburgh set out to stop the G20, the worlds leading bankers and financial institutions, from taking over the world but despite their best efforts the world's leading bankers and financial institutions have decided to re-write global banking regulations so that we can bail them out again. Reuters reports:
"The Group of 20 will take on the role of caretakers of the global economy, giving rising powers such as China, and roll out tougher rules on bank capital by the end of 2012, according to a draft communique."One question, Where are the teabaggers? Nowhere to be found.
It's really time to get outside and enjoy this beautiful early fall weather! Trees are turning much earlier than normal and so you "leaf-peepers" can gain an extra couple of weekends to witness fall in New England.
Your selected hike this weekend should be to the Hubbard-Perkins Conservation Area which is hidden in the middle of Fahnestock State Park. It's a relatively easy 6 mile loop starting on Route 301 and crossing up an dover open farm fields with a 360 degree view of the surrounding hills and working itself around the farm you see in the valley. Details for that hike are available at PlanPutnam's Outdoor Recreation Page here. From the hike description:In any case, get your house painted, get your firewood in order and get the heck outside!
7 PM - A special evening of art and science. Freshwater Ecologist Dr. David Strayer will discuss how human actions have transformed the Hudson River and its watershed. Following the seminar will be a reception for landscape painter Rebecca Allan; her work inspired by riparian environments, including the Hudson River watershed. Cary Institute Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpk., Millbrook. Free. RSVPs appreciated. 677-7600 x121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Plein Air means, "In the open air". Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) has held its very Successful Art Show for the past fifteen years at Christ Church on Quaker Hill in Pawling in Late October. We draw over 2000 people to the Show each year. We are holding the Show again this year—on October 24th and 25th but to Celebrate the wonders of the Harlem Valley---Great Swamp Watershed and give artists a special event opportunity to create a work outdoors in the Swamp and its environs. Registration: On Saturday, September 26th at the Patterson Library, 9AM-Noon. Directions from south, take Rte 22 north to Rte 311 in Patterson, turn left onto Rte 311, cross the River, Library is on the Left (before the RR tracks) From North, take Rte 22 south to Rte 311, make a right, follow remaining directions. Or register in advance by phone, call Laurie Wallace, 845-279-8858. Complete information for the Plein Air event can be found here.
1PM - 5 PM Opening Reception. At the Cultural Center on Lake Carmel (Old Firehouse just south of the Route 311 Causeway.) 42 artists have collaborated to create 30 new works. Exhibiting artists will be creating an additional 4' X 8' piece during the opening reception. Additional exhibit days: Sun, Sept 27, 1-5 pm; Wed, Sept 30, 7-9 pm; Sat, Sun, Oct 3-4, 1-5 pm.
1 PM - Carmel Bowl, 23 Old Route 6 in the Hamlet. Action for MS, a non-profit organization, is holding their first annual Bowl-a-thon to raise funds for individuals and families afflicted with MS. Contact email@example.com
Martha Cheo from Hudson Basin River Watch will demonstrate NYS DEC approved methods for evaluating the health of a river. Participants will: (1) Learn how to evaluate a stream's physical habitat; (2) Observe an underwater electronic probe measure chemical water quality indicators; (3) Assist with collecting live samples of stream organisms (waders provided, but bring your own if you have them); and (4) Learn how to identify aquatic invertebrates and use them as indicators of stream health. This training will empower you to help your friends, neighbors, and elected officials make wise decisions for watershed protection. Waders, nets and equipment provided. Younger children are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by adult. Fun and educational for all. Sponsored by Sponsored by Rondout Creek Watershed Council, Hudson Basin River Watch & Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. To register, contact Martha Cheo at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-256-9316. This family friendly stream monitoring workshop is funded by the NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program. RAIN DATE: Sunday, Sept. 27. Location: In the Rondout Creek WAtershed, Rosendale, NY (Rochester Creek, just upstream of Mettacahonts Road, north of 209 near Accord)
9 AM - 1:30 PM. The Sterling Forest Partnership will hold its 11th Annual Sterling Forest Conservation Day with a variety of hikes in Sterling Forest State Park. Hikes will leave from the park's Lautenberg Visitors Center at 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987, off Long Meadow Road, approximately five miles north of County Route 72 or approximately four miles south of NY Route 17A. Donald 'Doc' Baynes, environmental educator and historian of Sterling Forest, will lead two regional history hikes on the Lakeville Ironworks Trail -- at 9:30 AM and at 1:30 PM. Doc will explain the importance of this iron rich area during both the American Revolution and the Civil War. There will be family hikes around Sterling Lake and to the 60-foot Fire Tower leaving at 10 AM. Other hikes will depart as demand dictates. For further information, please contact Sterling Forest Visitors Center 845-351-5907 or Tom Thompson 201-848-1080.
11 AM - 3 PM. Free. 400 Starr Ridge Rd, Brewster, NY. Bring the family for a day on the farm. Enjoy wood carving demonstrations, children's craft activities, pumpkin painting, face painting, potato sack races, farm tours and more!! For more information call the Southeast Museum at 845-279-7500.
email@example.com to sign on. Full details of the day can be accessed at artsonthelake.org. As Shakespeare surely said, "we must party together or hang separately."
12:00 noon to 5:00 PM - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Stony Kill Farm Environmental Education Center will hold its 31st Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 3, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM, rain or shine.
* I made that up. But it really is time to paint.
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