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|Good Friday morning, |
It's been a glorious week as far as the weather goes even down to that wicked thunderstorm on Wednesday night.
But fall is coming and winter is close behind so it's time for those end-of-summer chores like getting your house sealed up and your firewood split and stacked. And it just so happens that two of our supporters (over there in the sidebar) can help you with both. TaconicArts is a painting company, (licensed and insured with Putnam County,) with special rates for "News That Matters" readers and "Out on a Limb" can provide you with seasoned firewood. Give them both a call.
As the fall season comes on and our trees drop their leaves it's important to remember that blowing them out into the street (your grass clippings, too) poses a threat to our water supplies, lakes, streams and rivers. All that harbored carbon and nitrogen and phosphorus break down and end up flowing down the road to the lowest point - which is usually one of our lakes - causing increases in the very chemicals we're trying to avoid. And you know what happens when that happens! Run them over with a lawn mower instead (a double-bladed thatching mower is best) and then if you must rake that up, find a handy corner and compost them. Come next spring you'll be happy you did!
For more information on stormwater and what the common mistakes homeowners make in that regard, check out the Town of Kent's Stormwater Management Committee's website. There you'll find some good information but more important, are four short Public Service videos that I am certain will entertain and inform at the same time. Watch them with your kids, too!
The local Congressional race is heating up with Nan Hayworth running on $141,330 from the American Academy of Ophthalmology(?) and $667 from the NRA. On the other hand, John Hall did not get any money from the health industry (I guess they're upset they only got a trillion dollar hand-out and not more) and the NRA has spent $351 against him.
I have to wonder if support for Republicans is a knee-jerk reaction for the NRA or if support for Republicans is a knee jerk reaction for the NRA because when it comes down to it I haven't seen Hall advocating the disarming of the American public. So what is it with those guys? "News That Matters" has at least two NRA members as readers that I know of so maybe they'll pipe in on this.in the State Senate race, the Kaplowitz camp has been going gangbusters and running an active and aggressive campaign. I'm guessing the Ballster is still in the race though he's been vewy vewy quiet.
Don't me wrong, I love all of you but how can you, being educated, vote for Greg Ball? Here's a guy who costs taxpayers over $800,000 a year in salary, mailings and office expenses and has generated, well... um... nothing in terms of legislation or his much touted reform. He sure as heck talks the talk but he's not walking the walk and he never has.I'm in need of a new(er) refrigerator. Mine is running just fine. Problem is that it won't stop for more than a few minutes before taking off again. And let me tell you, I'm tired of chasing it! (and paying an electric bill more inline with a family of 6 than a family of two (if you count the dog). If you've got one you need to get rid of that's a tad newer than the one here in the Asylum, please drop me a note. I can get a pickup or a trailer (thanks MG!) and take it off your hands.
See y'all tomorrow.
What's Going On
8PM at Arts on the Lake, Lake Carmel, NY. Presented by the Liberty Free Theatre. Directed by Paul Austin and featuring Janna Comando and Kate Warren, Dolores presents the fraught, adult relationship between two very different working-class sisters. When Dolores shows up with a black eye from husband #3 at her sister Sandra’s 1983 Rhode Island home, what began as a quiet Sunday alone for Sandra turns into a confrontation of skeletons through humor, wit, and pain.
2pm at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries 3 Beekman Street, Beacon, NY 12508. 845 440 0100 www.diaart.org
Calling all artists to the Friends of the Great Swamp (FrOGS) Second Annual Plein Air Painting Day on Saturday, September 25th. Locations in this beautiful watershed area include the east branch of the Croton River and Turtle Pond in Patterson; and Ray Lake and Quaker Hill in Pawling, among many others. The artists’ works will be auctioned off on October 2nd for the benefit of the artists and FrOGS research and education programs. For information and registration forms visit http://www.frogs-ny.org/PleinAir.shtml or call Laurie Wallace at 845-279-8858.
2PM-5PM The Bard College Chaplaincy presents Voices of Light, the inaugural concert of a Sacred Music Festival Series on Sunday, September 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Bard College Chapel. This interfaith celebration, brought together by the Bard College Chaplaincy, Kathleen Mandeville’s IgniVox Productions, and United Religions Initiative consultant Linda Lauretta, is the inaugural event for an ongoing sacred music festival series. The concert coincides with the International Day of Peace, honoring humanity’s eternal longing for peace. Voices of Light will bring together musicians, celebrants, and performers from a diverse range of cultures and beliefs.
[Ed note: These boys are from Lake Carmel and they're hot. If you haven't checked them out, here's your chance. Just don't let Dave sing "Car Show".]
7PM at the Mahopac Library. CRCM presents their a candidates forum for the 2010 general elections. Those invited are candidates for Putnam County Executive, Putnam County Legislator from Districts 5 & 9, NY State Senator, NY State Assemblyman, and Congressional Representative have been invited to participate on the panel.
<http://www.kentcac.info/programs.html> about an hour before the scheduled start. For further details contact Dave by phone at 878-7592 or by e-mail <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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