Friday, April 9, 2010

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"... I went from adolescence to senility, trying to bypass maturity ..." - Tom Lehrer

Good Friday Morning,

Okay, it's more than a week since I've switched over to the GOP and I feel great! And to celebrate this weekend I'm gonna get me a martini, a gun, put on a Pat Boone album and don my best polyester Leisure suit.

Apple BlossomsIt's been a hell of a nice week and summer has come on pretty quick. Yeah, I know, summer doesn't start until June 21 but that's for those of you who like your seasons neatly packaged like some TV sitcom or a Stover's holiday box of chocolates.
To me, summer starts the day the undergrowth in the forest leafs out and the shadbush bloom on the hillsides and the apple blossoms are just about ready to pop, as they are just a few days away from that now. The 80's and 90's of the previous week are to be met with more seasonable, cooler weather over the weekend and in to next week.
Republican Suffolk County Executive Steven Levy who is running for governor of New York has backed gas drilling and hydrofracking. That will get him the Broome County vote and loose him Westchester and NYC as evidence grows that the process can really muck up drinking water supplies.

I'd like to thank those of you who have sent donations over the past few weeks and thank those who have been active. We need to see more of both in order to continue the positive impact we've already had upon Putnam County and the Highlands region. We are the only independent media source in the area and as the corporate ones get bought up by the likes of Gannet and FOX, we become more important each and every day.
The more you do the better we get!

Today in 1865 General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union forces led by Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia ending the War of Northern Aggression.

In 1939 Marian Anderson sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC after being denied the right to sing by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Apparently she didn't fit into the right color of things.

In 1908 singer Paul Robson was born. In 1949 Robson performed two concerts in Cortlandt that led local bigots to riot with the assistance of the NY State Police. After the second concert (and its required riot), on September 4th, Pete Seeger took several of the bricks local residents had thrown at buses and used them to build the chimney of his home in Dutchess Junction where they reside to this very day.

Today is Tom Lehrer's birthday. He's now 72 and still teaching math at the university level. Visit this link to see and hear Tom in all his glorious wisdom and tomfoolery. It is safe for work, assuming your cow-orkers have a sense of humor. If they don't, crank up the volume and sing along out loud.
From, "Pollution"

If you visit American city
You will find it very pretty
Just two things of which you must beware:
Don't drink the water and don't breathe the air!

Pollution, pollution!
They got smog and sewage and mud
Turn on your tap
And get hot and cold running crud!

See the halibuts and the sturgeons
Being wiped out by detergeons
Fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly
But they don't last long if they try

Pollution, pollution!
You can use the latest toothpaste
And then rinse your mouth
With industrial waste

Tomorrow is singer/songwriter David Rovics' birthday. He'll be 43. See more on SATURDAY below.
From, "Who Would Jesus Bomb?"

Yes I hear you shout with confidence
As you praise the lord
And you talk about this God you know so well
And you talk of Armageddon
And your final victory
When all the evil forces go to hell
Well you'd best hope you've chosen wisely
On the right side of the lord
And when you die your conscience it is clear
You'd best hope that your atom bombs
Are better than the sword
At the time when your reckoning is here

'Cause I don't think Jesus would send gunships into Bethlehem
Or jets to raze the towns of Timorese
I don't think Jesus would lend money to dictators
Or drive those SUV's
And I don't think Jesus would ever have dropped
A single ounce of napalm
So tell me, who would Jesus bomb?

Over the past few weeks I've been asking people to call District Attorney Adam Levy's office to request that he drop the spurious charges leveled against Carmel resident Lori Kemp and I am very pleased to say that several of you have. The DA's office requests that instead of calls, that you write, so that your comments are on the record and can become part of the case file. Here's a sample based on a letter written by Ann Marwick that I have sent this morning. Feel free to cut and paste or even better, rewrite in your own words based on your own, personal, experiences and expectations of justice:
Adam Levy, Esquire
Putnam County District Attorney
Putnam County Offices
40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512       

Reference: Ms. Lori Kemp

Dear District Attorney Levy,

I am writing to ask that you dismiss the case of Harassment in the Second Degree that has been brought against Lori Kemp, a resident of the Town of Carmel. Ms. Kemp, as I am sure you are aware, lives on a property which adjoins the senior housing project owned by Pulte Homes and that is being built by Brennan Construction. Over three years time this project has reduced a mountain to a level plain via blasting, often within yards of her home, has turned her life into a living hell, has caused structural damage to her home and has inflicted upon her extreme emotional duress.

At her last court appearance in March the charges you have filed against her were lowered from Assault in the Second Degree to Harassment in the Second Degree as it was determined that no medical injuries had resulted from Ms. Kemp’s alleged - and legal - attempt to force a man off her property - a man who was there illegally. What is worse, is that a Carmel police officer on site at the time refused Ms Kemp's request to ask the man to leave. Observing this altercation were witnesses who have written notarized letters to Ms. Kemp’s attorney and who, had this gone to a jury trial, would have acted as witnesses for her defense.

I would also like to point out that as far as justice is concerned Ms. Kemp has received very little at the hands of local government. The Town of Carmel has allowed blasting to continue for more than three years without all the requisite permits in place even though town code requires them. Yet, town officials seem quite oblivious to these activities even though many have tried to bring it to their attention. They have simply turned their backs on her and refused to talk about the situation or to rectify it. This is very troubling.

If Carmel Town officials do not care about their own Town Code and permit requirements, then we could all receive the kind of treatment that Ms. Kemp did and I am sure that most of us would have run out of patience well before three years of daily blasting and other illegal activities had elapsed.

Not only has the Town ignored Ms. Kemp's plight but they have acted maliciously towards her culminating in this legal case that has no actual grounds in fact and I ask that your office immediately drop the charges against her and let her be.

Most Sincerely,
Keep in mind that the outcome of this matter concerns each and every one of us. While most, if not all of our towns have code in place to cover these issues you know as well as I do that without proper enforcement the codes mean nothing. And, that if you are affected and attempt redress what has happened to Ms. Kemp can very well happen to you. If you do nothing, if you don't write, like I said earlier in the week, karma has a strange way of coming around and biting you in the ass. Write today.


Rally for HMO's to Fully Cover Lyme Disease

12:30 p.m. sponsored by the Real Majority Project, in front of the Dutchess County Office Building at 22 Market Street in Poughkeepsie; contact Co. Leg. Joel Tyner: (845) 242-3571;; sign

April Art Exhibit at Belle Levine Art Center

Putnam County All High School Student Art Show

6PM - The PUTNAM ARTS COUNCIL invites the public to join us as we celebrate our talented emerging artists from the five Putnam County high schools at an opening reception and awards presentation Friday 4/9 from 6-8pm at Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac.

This popular exhibit features work in a variety of media that has been selected by teachers and juried for awards. The Putnam Arts Council has hosted this show for 37 years; we and our co-sponsors, Mahopac National Bank and Excel Printing, are very pleased to continue to acknowledge and encourage the artistic efforts of our young artists.

The work remains on view through Friday, 4/23 during gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10-3pm, Saturdays & Sundays 1-4 pm. Directions and information on this and all Putnam Arts Council programs and events can be found at or call 845.803.8622

Privateers of the NYC & Hudson Waterways Patriots or Pirates

7:00 p.m. A discussion about the Revolutionary war on the water with Raoul Mallalieu &  Ken Miller. At the Beacon Sloop Club, (by the ferry dock in Beacon, NY)  (845) 542-0721, Free event.


7:30 PM [Repeats Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3PM] A trollific new musical - At the Cultural Center on Lake Carmel. Folktales come to life with a cast of 18. An original musical based on Norwegian folktales by Tony Howarth and Sheldon Gartner, directed by Howarth with choreography by Bart Cook. The cast includes Laura Bach, Laura Bellizzi, Jon Barb, Suzanne Bohmer, Katie Luekens Chan Chee, Jess Erick, Ann Gulian, Sean Hopkins, Chippy Irvine, Zulie Lozada, Joe Popson, Fred Rueck, John Schettino and Gus Zucco. Stage Managers: James Conrad and K. Elson. Associate Director: Michal Salonia.

This event is made possible, in part, with public funds from the Artslink Program, combining or using both State and County dollars. In Putnam County the Artslink Program is administered by the Putnam Arts Council. Tickets:  $6.00 – $12.00


David Rovics' 43rd Birthday

David Rovics grew up in a family of classical musicians in Wilton, Connecticut, and became a fan of populist regimes early on. By the early 90's he was a full-time busker in the Boston subways and by the mid-90's he was traveling the world as a professional flat-picking rabble-rouser. These days David lives with his family in Portland, Oregon and tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. He has shared the stage with a veritable of who's who of the left in two dozen countries, and has had his music featured on Democracy Now!, BBC, Al-Jazzeera and other networks. His essays are published regularly on CounterPunch and Truthout and the 200+ songs he makes available on the web have been downloaded more than a million times. Most importantly, he's really good. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible.

Defend Democracy Rally

12:30-1:30 p.m. "WE, THE PEOPLE- A  DEMONSTRATION" to oppose the Supreme Court ruling that will allow unlimited corporate spending on campaign advertising. President Obama has called it "an assault on our democracy". There will be street theater, musicians and other entertainment. Signs will be provided or make your own. Sponsored by the Hudson Valley Progressive Coalition. In front of the Elting Library, Main Street, New Paltz. Contact Barbara Upton, 845 626-4488,  for more information. Free.

Spring Skillshare: How Do Our Gardens Grow?"

The Poughkeepsie Farm Project is hosting an opportunity for discussion about the practicalities and politics of people growing their own food. There will be small group discussions around backyard gardening, the politics of seeds, and medicinal herbs. Participants are asked to bring spare seeds for a seed swap. Cost: Free. Adriance Memorial Library - 93 Market St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Contact: 202 222-5905. Sponsored by: Poughkeepsie Farm Project.

Peaceable Kingdom The Journey Home

2:00 p.m. PEACEABLE KINGDOM THE JOURNEY HOME at the Mahopac Library. This film explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up on traditional farms and have come to question the basic premises of their inherited way of life. Free. Registration required. Register at , or call 845-628-2009, ext. 100.

The Castle

3:00 p.m. A former off-Broadway play comes to Beacon Tabernacle of Christ Church, 483 Main St./Corner of Tioronda Ave. Beacon.  Four formerly incarcerated individuals recount their lives before, inside, and after prison with raw honesty and occasional tears. Leave inspired by stories of courage and by the power of art to help heal people. By Lucille Scott, NY Theater. Part of proceeds go to the Fortune Society, a re-entry program for ex- offenders. Tickets: $20; at door: $23, $10 for youth. (845) 542-0557 or (845) 566-9420. (Parking between Teller Ave./52 & Tioronda Ave. behind the Howland Center)

Front Street Gallery Grand Opening

5-8PM - Front Street Gallery, new art space and community resource, will have its grand opening artists’ reception on Saturday, April 10, from 5-8pm at 21 Front Street in Patterson, NY.  The show will feature original, contemporary art by Hudson River Valley artists including landscape oil paintings, still-life and portraiture, photo-collage and photography.  Refreshments will be served, including appetizers courtesy of the Dutch Oven in Pawling.  The public is welcome.

The gallery is directly across from the Patterson Metro North train station, making it an easy out-of-town train-tour stop, along with the Gallery on the Green, one stop north in Pawling. "I'm happy to present my paintings in such a lovely gallery, so close to the trains and next door to a great restaurant--Magnolia's,” says artist Linda Puiatti. “And we’ll also have an exciting schedule of classes for artists of all ages, right here in Patterson."

Close to a train station, a cafe, a ski mountain in the winter and the Great Swamp year round, the Front Street Gallery will be a focal point for anyone exploring the diversity of Harlem Valley.  Nature and culture are as close as the train station. Front Street Gallery hopes to become art center for the Patterson and Pawling communities, and for the culturally-challenged eastside of Putnam and Dutchess Counties.   Besides art classes, community outreach will include programs for local schools, readings and other local events.

The gallery is a cooperative effort of four area artists, Mary Souter of Pawling, Gene Cadore of Wingdale, and Puiatti and Jeremy Wolff, both from Holmes. Subsequent shows will feature the resident artists as well as well-known painters and photographers from the area, New York City, and beyond. 


 Holocaust Remembrance Day

Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laGvura (יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; "Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day"), known colloquially in Israel and abroad as Yom HaShoah and in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. In Israel, it is a national memorial day and public holiday. It is held on the 27 Nisan (April/May). Stand for a global moment of silence at 10AM.

Talk on Mountaintop Removal (Destructive Coal Mining)

Local activist Sue Rosenberg will speak on mountaintop removal, a destructive method of mining where "... mountains are torn apart for mining and other uses, [and is an] environmental nightmare occurring in many parts of this county. Come and hear Ms. Rosenberg and find out what you need to know!" Cost: Free. Location: Unitarian Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Ave, Poughkeespie, NY 12604 (Two blocks south after turning off Hooker Ave) 845 471-6580


3PM A trollific new musical - At the Cultural Center on Lake Carmel. Folktales come to life with a cast of 18. An original musical based on Norwegian folktales by Tony Howarth and Sheldon Gartner, directed by Howarth with choreography by Bart Cook. The cast includes Laura Bach, Laura Bellizzi, Jon Barb, Suzanne Bohmer, Katie Luekens Chan Chee, Jess Erick, Ann Gulian, Sean Hopkins, Chippy Irvine, Zulie Lozada, Joe Popson, Fred Rueck, John Schettino and Gus Zucco. Stage Managers: James Conrad and K. Elson Associate Director: Michal Salonia. This event is made possible, in part, with public funds from the Artslink Program, combining or using both State and County dollars. In Putnam County the Artslink Program is administered by the Putnam Arts Council. Tickets:  $6.00 – $12.00

Into the Future:

Thursday, April 15

For Main Street Not For Wall Street

12:30 PM - For Stock Transfer Tax on Wall Street To Cut Our Property Taxes Now, sponsored by the Real Majority Project, in front of the Dutchess County Office Building at 22 Market Street in Poughkeepsie; contact Co. Leg. Joel Tyner: (845) 242-3571;; sign

John Cronin

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  JOHN CRONIN. Internationally renowned environmentalist Cronin to speak about the future of the world's water. Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries/Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, 199 Dennings Ave., Beacon, NY. Mike Heintzman, , FREE. PLEASE REGISTER: Select the event from the calendar and click on the link inside to register.

Friday, April 16

"You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train"

7PM - Film showing at The School of Jellyfish, 183 Main Street, Beacon. Sponsored by the Mid-Hudson Progressive Alliance. Admission, free.(?)

In these turbulent times, Howard Zinn is inspiring a new generation. This acclaimed film looks at the amazing life of the renowned historian, activist and author. Following his early days as a shipyard labor organizer and bombardier in World War II, Zinn became an academic rebel and leader of civil disobedience in a time of institutionalized racism and war. His influential writings shine light on and bring voice to factory workers, immigrant laborers, African Americans, Native Americans and the working poor.

Featuring rare archival materials and interviews with Zinn and colleagues such as Noam Chomsky, "You Can’t Be Neutral..." captures the essence of this extraordinary man who has been a catalyst for progressive change for more than 60 years.

Narrated by Matt Damon • Featuring music by Pearl Jam, Woody Guthrie & Billy Bragg.

Lake Carmel Penny Social

7 PM - Call starts at 7:45. Admission 1 non-perishable food item. At the Lake Carmel Community Center. Call (845) 306-5602 for more information.

Saturday, April 17

Michelle LeBlanc Quintet

"I Could Write A Book" 1:30PM - At Mount Kisco Library's Coffee House Music Series. The free concert begins at 1:30pm Featuring Tom Kohl on piano, the legendary Bill Crow on bass, Joe Stelluti on horns and Ron Vincent on drums!  I'm looking forward to seeing my old friends from Mt. Kisco and Bedford. Mount Kisco Public Library 100 Main Street, Mount Kisco NY, 10549 914 666 8041

Putnam County Land Trust Annual Dinner

5:30 PM - Starr Ridge Banquet and Conference Center 38 Starr Ridge Road, Brewster, NY

Please join your friends and neighbors as they celebrate Putnam County Land Trust’s achievements in preserving open space and protecting sensitive habitats in Putnam County.

Our annual benefit Dinner features an outstanding buffet, live music, a Live auction led by Ivan and Laura Cohen and a silent auction. Past auction donations have included weekend getaways, golf outings, antique furniture, wine baskets, unique jewelry, original art, lovely plants, gift certificates, and many items handcrafted just for this event.

Come see the displays and presentations about Land Trust properties and Putnam County’s many scenic areas that are right in your neighborhood.  Awards and recognitions will be presented to individuals who have made a difference for the environmental community by volunteering their time, skills and resources.

Please help support the critical work of the Putnam County Land Trust by attending the dinner. Simply complete and mail in the form that follows.  Seating is limited so send in your reservations as soon as possible. Please also consider donating an item or service for the auctions and/or placing an ad in the dinner journal.

To make your reservation, you may use the on-line reservation form which you can fill out and print from your computer, or you may contact the PCLT at 845 228-4520.

Sunday, April 18

Maggie Seligman

2PM - This is a wonderful venue with seating inside or out--just the place to enjoy yourself on a beautiful spring afternoon. Taste Budd's Chocolate and Coffee Cafe 40 West Market Street, Red Hook, NY 845-758-6500

Monday, April 19

Stormwater Management and Restoration: Concepts and Skills

A One-Day Workshop on Emerging Green Job Opportunities & Skills in the Water Sector
There is no charge for this workshop.  Please RSVP for one of the training dates in April as soon as possible if you are interested in participating – see list of locations and dates below. This session will be held at the Cooperative Extension Service's Home/Farm Center in Millbrook.

Protection and restoration of water resources is a high priority in the Hudson Valley region and throughout NY State.  Regulations and programs to ensure proper management of stormwater runoff are becoming stricter over time.  Stormwater requirements and other regional programs and priorities are creating new jobs and small business opportunities.  The growing interest in green buildings and sustainability, including the LEED® certification system’s requirements and credits for sustainable site design and water conservation and reuse, is another key trend driving some of these industries.  This one-day program is a great opportunity for a comprehensive introduction to underlying concepts, water resources goals, and the range of job opportunities and skills that are emerging.   Registration does not require participation in the county’s One-Stop programs and only requires a RSVP and completing a simple form at the beginning of the workshop. 

April 19 -- Dutchess County:  Please email and also contact
Stephanie Renino or (845) 485-2660 ext. 3001

April 22 – Orange County:
Lee Shorr  or 845-346-1103

April 26 -- Rockland County: 
Jennifer DeLeon  or (845) 356-6106

About The Presenters:
Barbara Kendall, CPESC, Kendall Stormwater Services; Barbara Z. Restaino, ASLA, LEED AP
Restaino Design Landscape Architects, PC; Simon Gruber, Hudson Valley Regional Council; and other special guest speakers.  This program can be used to satisfy continuing education requirements for planning and zoning board members if it is approved by the local elected board (town, village or City).

This program is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Green Talent Pipeline Consortium through a grant from the NY State Department of Labor. The consortium is a regional group of local Workforce Investment Boards, Economic Development organizations, Education partners, Businesses and Community Based organizations. The grant lead is the   Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board.

Thursday, April 22

Earth Day!

Earth Day 2010

Everywhere!  Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.

Friday, April 23

What’s In Our Water? 
Presented by the Hudson River Environmental Society

8:30 am – 4:30 pm - A conference exploring pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and sewage from storm overflows that are entering the Hudson River. Find out what we know about these contaminants, join a conversation to determine what we should do about their continued presence in our waterways.  Topics include: Pharmaceuticals & ecosystem impacts;  Contaminants from combined sewage overflows; Impact of wastewater & pharmaceuticals on amphibians; Fecal coliform contamination in the estuary; Policy implications of novel contaminants;  and Public health concerns.  For more information and to register, go to .  See attached PDF.  Government staff  receive a special discount of $32 until 4/14 and $35 after 4/14. Location:  Student Building, Vassar College

Sunday, April 25

The Reflectionist Spring Art Exhibit Features Viewer Interaction

Opening Reception: Sunday April 25 1-4PM. Arts on the Lake, Kent Lakes, NY will host the Spring Reflectionist Art Show, “Facets: Intellect and Emotion” in which artists and views are asked to interact and create a dialog.

Have you ever wished there was more viewer interaction at art exhibits? Some studies show that 17 seconds is the average time spent looking at a painting. We hope to engage you a bit longer and have you write your reactions to the painting or to the show question, “"How Does this piece activate your intellect and your emotions?" 
There is a clipboard near the artist’s comments and we invite you to “talk back” and jot down your comments”

Come and meet the artists. Refreshments provided. Admission is free. Additional Exhibit Hours: Saturday, May 1, 1-4PM and Sunday, May 2, 1-4PM.

Saturday, May 2

Kent CAC Hike to Hawk Rock and Mead Farm

10:30AM - meet at the DEP parking area at the end of Whangtown road in Kent. If you haven't been to Hawk Rock, you're in for a treat. When the glaciers retreated northward at the end of the last ice age, they were carrying some really big rocks that sometimes ended up in odd positions when the ice melted. One of these so called "erratics" is Hawk Rock. Local lore has it that long ago the Native Americans named it and used the site as a meeting place. It is certainly a believable story; the setting is beautiful and it's one impressive rock. You can see a picture of it here

The Mead Farm, like the rest of this hike, is on land that was originally part of the hunting grounds for the Nochpeem tribe of Native Americans, a part of the Wappinger Confederacy. After passing through various people's hands, sometime in the 1860s Moses F. Mead purchased the eastern part of the farm where the ruins are today. The site includes a number of interesting features, including the foundations of the house, the stone portions of a cow barn and a beautiful corbelled stone chamber.

This is a moderate hike that takes about three hours round trip including stops for lunch and a look around the farm site. If weather forces us to cancel the hike, we'll post it on our website and let subscribers to this list know by e-mail. For further information contact Dave Ehnebuske.

Saturday and Sunday, May 15th and 16th

Spring Canoe Trips in the Great Swamp

Departures scheduled for: 8:15 AM, 10:15 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

Frogs-ny.orgEach year Friends of the Great Swamp leads canoe trips on the East Branch Croton River into one of the largest wetlands in New York State. Join us on one of these enjoyable adventures into the Great swamp and experience this beautiful and valuable resource for yourself. As we enter this magical wilderness we will explore the biodiversity and learn more about the values of this nationally significant wetland. The Swamp provides critical habitat for aquatic species as well as for migrating and breeding birds. We have seen Great Blue Heron, Green Heron, Prothonotary Warblers and Common yellowthroats as well as Wood Duck, Mallards and many, many more. There are Turtles, Dragonflies, some fantastic plants and possibly catch a glimpse of a mink or a muskrat.

Explore the Swamp with FrOGS. Meet us at the Green Chimney's Beach on Doansburg Road (formerly Putnam Lake Road) of Rte 22. FrOGS members will guide each trip and point out the birds and plants as we canoe.

All levels of paddlers are welcome. We will provide canoes, paddles, Life jackets (bring your won if you wish) and a licensed Lifeguard. We suggest you bring bottled water, sunglasses and layered clothing to accommodate temperature changes. We will canoe rain or shine. In extreme conditions, we ask that you call for cancellation and rescheduling information.

Reservations are a must and space is limited so get your reservations early! For information and reservations contact:

Laurie Wallace at (845-279-8858) or subject: Canoe Trip

$22.00 Adult Member, $11.00 Child (6 to 14 years)
$26.00 Adult Non-member, $16.00 Child (6 to 14 years)

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