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Soupy Sales has died at 83.
By now pretty much anyone with a light-colored house has already had the vacuum out sucking up lady bugs. It's an annual event where those little guys are doing nothing more than looking for a warm, snug place to spend the winter. I really don't mind all that much but it's when they get in my food that things go bad. Their natural protection is a stink that not only smells bad but tastes even worse and just one in a glass of water will ruin the taste - and man, you know it!
Heteronyms: These are those troublesome words that mean one thing when pronounced one way but something else when pronounced the other. Think "digest". It's either a collection of published materials, i.e., Reader's Digest, or it's what goes on in our stomachs after we eat. Try, "minute". Is that tiny or 60 seconds? One more: "sewer". That's either what your mom is when she's darning your socks or where your poop goes if you live in the city.
But wait! Let's make it even more complex... what if we change capitalization on a word? Then we get Polish, someone from Poland, or polish, what you do to your shoes just before heading out to work. That should help you all perfect the perfect sentence.Filmmaker Mark Doerrier captures some of the musical talent that performs at The Towne Crier cafe in Pawling, the region's only such performance space. If you have access to a fast 'net connect, check out his you-tube page for some clips.
Note: If you want your event posted here, please don't send a PDF or a JPG file. It's truly difficult to transcribe what could be sent out as a simple text message. While those posters may look nice, they take up bandwidth and clog up some people's email boxes. So, if your stuff ain't here, that may be the reason! Oh, and while we're at it, if your event is in February and you send it to me now, odds are it's going to get lost in the fray. But do try to get it over my way about a week or so in advance.
The City, the Country, and the Changing Environment
7 PM - What do the city of Poughkeepsie and a family farm in Claverack have in common? How do their histories reveal both the power of place and the dynamic exchange between the city and the country? Professor Emeritus of Vassar, Dr. Harvey Flad, and award-winning author Leila Philip, will discuss their recently published books: Main Street to Mainframes: Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie, and A Family Place: A Hudson Valley Farm, Three Centuries, Five Wars, One Family.
Come Back To The Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
8 PM - Confronting illusions about oneself is never easy but ultimately cathartic when done in the company of those that know and love us best. In Ed Gracyzk’s deeply affecting memory play, Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, past collides with present as members of the Disciples of James Dean fan club come together for their 20th reunion. Presented by the Brewster Theater Company, show dates are October 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th at 8 p.m. at The Melrose School, 120 Federal Road, Brewster, NY.
Great Swamp Art Show and Celebration
11AM - Join Friends of the Great Swamp for their annual Art Show and Celebration at the Christ Church in Pawling, up on Quaker Hill. It's free and open to the public and a great deal of fun. Trust me on that.
Lake Carmel Cleanup Day
9 AM - 12 Noon - The park district has lowered the lake for the winter so now is a good time to get out there and clean up all the crap that's fallen in there. Volunteers will meet at Beach 3.
Liberia and the American Colonization Society
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