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|Good Friday Morning, |
It's been one hell of a week over here at the Asylum and to celebrate its end we're having an informal gathering this evening at about 7:30PM and you are all welcome and encouraged to drop in.
Bring a snack and something to drink.
We'll have the fire-pit a blaze to ward off the evening chill and to welcome high summer and the start of the Independence Day weekend.
Bring your kids if you like (we'll keep the debauchery to a low level as we always do,) and your friendly dogs, too. And a tent or sleeping bag if you're drinking anything other than sugary soft drinks.
The weather promises to be clear and cool, perfect for a night under the stars - and the skies out here in western Kent can be truly stunning...
Directions, for those who need them, are here. RSVP's are not necessary.
Putnam Freecycle advertisement of the week:
Madagascar-Hissing-Cockroaches. Yes, I am offering cockroaches (not the kind you find in someone's dirty house)as pets. We got them a couple of years ago from Freecycle and we have had a blast with them. My son was 10 when we got them but now he is ready to move on to a pet that needs some more care and is a bit more loving.
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner is currently on a walk from Wall Street to Albany to encourage the state legislature to keep the $16 billion in stock transfer taxes they return each year to Wall Street.
On his way through Putnam County he was interviewed by the PCNR and Cablevision at the entrance to Boscobel on Route 9D in Philipstown and by Alan Chartok of WAMC radio yesterday morning.
Joel stayed here at the Asylum Wednesday night before I brought him back to where I'd picked him up so that he could continue his journey, reaching Albany early next week.
Here's a tentative schedule for the rest of his 150-mile "Walk for Main Street Not Wall Street":
[Joel will be stopping for press conferences in front of schools, hospitals, town halls, city halls, libraries, etc.]
-- Today, Fri. July 2nd: Dutchess County [in front of Beacon City Hall, Wapp. Village Hall, Pok. City Hall, hosp.'s]
-- Sat. July 3rd: Dutchess County (in front of Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, Red Hook schools, ND Hospital)
-- Sun. July 4th: Columbia County (in front of Germantown, Hudson, Kinderhook schools; C. M. Hospital]
-- Mon. July 5th: Rensselaer County (Schodack/Castleton, East Greenbush, Rensselaer schools)
-- Tues. July 6th: Albany (in front of New York State Legislative Office Building from Swan St. steps)
Remember, Joel is walking 150 miles in 11 days to build even more support for a millionaires tax and at least partial re-implementation of a small stock transfer tax on Wall Street to balance the budget-- and cut OUR taxes!
You're not hearing that from Andrew Cuomo, are you?
Here's a list of local Farmer's Markets available for this season.
This list is also available at the website here.
If you're not coming to the bonfire this evening here at the Asylum, there are few other events you may like to attend.
Music at China Pond
A String Trio of Arturo Delmoni (violin), Susan Pray (viola) and Peter Sanders (cello) from the New York City Ballet Orchestra at Lincoln Center will play a program of baroque, classical, romantic and 20th century music - Bach, Mozart, Piston, Dohnanyi and Beethoven.And, of course, fireworks displays will be held throughout the Valley and the Highlands over the weekend to celebrate the 4th of July Independence Day holiday. Lake Carmel, Cold Spring (From West Point) on Sunday evening (usually around 9:15PM) and other venues
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