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Good Friday Morning,
Would someone please tell me why it's getting dark at 7:30PM? Who's responsible for that?
If anyone is looking for a tidy two-bedroom house to rent in Lake Carmel, with a freshly painted private deck on a quiet road, give Bob Bradley at Holly Real Estate a call - 845.225.8000 - and tell him I sent you.
According to an article the Daily Kos, Nan Hayworth, the darling of the health insurance industry, and Congressman John Hall are at it again. Apparently there have been some questions regarding her collecting of petition signatures and her campaign manager, John Hicks, is schedule to appear in court on September 25th to answer charges. This is like deja vu all over again.
My little cousin is now single after an 8 year relationship. Did she call to tell me? No. But I learned about it on Facebook. You'd be surprised at just how much of my family's life is played out on those pages. For example, my sister "likes" Rush Limbaugh. Ugh. But then we have this: (not family related)
After a long hiatus, we've opened a new poll at the News That Matters website. The question, If the election were held today, who would be your choice for Putnam County Executive? You'll find the poll in the right-hand column just underneath our Shrine to Sarah Palin. (votes cast from the Netherlands will not be counted. Okay?)
The article here is a reprint from last week since we need to get you organized and active:
Beacon, NY. No Pinball here.
If you're looking for a movie to rent this weekend let me suggest, "Me And You And Everyone We Know" by Miranda July. It's not for everyone but it is one of the sweetest and most touching films you'll see in a long time.
Andrew: Dude, did you just give her the family discount?
Things To Do:
7PM - Along Route 311 to Route 52 then north to the new Firehouse. Traffic should be a nightmare so come early, carpool, bicycle or walk.
7PM - When you combine New Orleans funk, Cajun fun and New York City Bayou music, you get spicy SWAMP GUMBO. Jon Cobert, Kati Mac, Tim Ouimette and a collection of talented friends will bring the Summer Concert Series to an extraordinary close this Friday starting at 7 pm at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center, 640 Route 52, Kent, NY. Tickets ($10 or $7.50 with member discount) are available in advance or at the door. And, if you mention News That Matters you can get in at the member's discount price! If good weather prevails, bring a chair or blanket for the lawn. Food, drinks and ice cream are available at 6:30. There is no charge for children with an adult.
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM . Environmental Education Center celebrates their annual Butterfly Festival. Butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalises will be the focal point at this free public event, during which a screen tent will temporarily house live butterflies for the day. Families can take turns entering the tent to get close to monarchs, eastern tiger swallowtails, spicebush swallowtails and great spangled fritillaries. The butterflies will be released during a ceremony at the closing of the event. Other activities throughout the day include butterfly crafts, nature games and learning about insects, thanks to AmeriCorps members of the Student Conservation Association. Visitors are invited to explore the paths of Stony Kill’s perennial garden to view more butterflies. Volunteers who maintain the gardens will be on hand to share information about gardening for butterflies and other wildlife. For more information, please call 845-831-8780, ext 300. Visit www.dec.ny.gov/education/1833.html for a listing of scheduled programs and activities at Stony Kill.
Location: Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
2PM - Former campers will present the history and music of the camp. With Pat Lamanna and Sue Rosenberg. Woodstock Historical Society, Eames House, 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. 845-452-4013; www.campwoodland.org. Free.
8PM - Wild Orange: On a tropical island in the late 1700s, a sea captain and a female Caribbean warrior spar over love, war and revolution. By Parul Uhry Newman and starring, Steve Andersen and Teresa Nash.
Noon - 5PM. Fresh, ready to eat local-grown Hudson Valley sweet corn on the cob for just a Buck-an-Ear. Live music featuring Spook Handy, Pete Seeger, Sarah Underhill, Gretchen Witt, Melissa Ortquist & Karen Brooks & others. The sloop Woody Guthrie will be taking guests for free sails. Beacon Sloop Club. At the Beacon Waterfront. Info: (845) 255-6436, 845) 463-4660 www.beaconsloopclub.org Free Admission.
6PM - Bands Near and Far at the Lake Carmel Cultural Center. Adam Antezzo, Bethany Cole, producers. Bands: 2 for 30, Taste of Fate, Wetsuits and SnorkelMasks, Kid Jerusalem, Adam and the Animals. Tickets: $5.00 – $8.00
7PM - Topic: What's eating you? People and Parasites. Presenter: Eugene Kaplan, Ph.D., Axinn Distinguished Professor of Conservation and Ecology, Hofstra University. A Science Cafe is a monthly gathering in a Cafe, Pub or Restaurant, open to the public, with a short presentation of a topic followed by discussion. The essence of a Science Cafe is informality, with groups seated around tables with food and drink to encourage conversation. Hudson Valley Science Café usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month, except where noted. Website: http://www.cafescientifique.org/hudsonvalley.htm. Meeting site: Diana's, 1015 Little Britain Road (Route 207), New Windsor (just east of Stewart Newburgh Airport, on the opposite side of the road from the airport entrance). See http://www.DIANASNY.com for menus and map. $3.00 admission fee includes coffee or tea. If you arrive at 6 PM, you can order from the Early Bird menu. No orders are taken during the Presentation (7:00-7:30).
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