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I have decided to vote Republican this year and you may want to check out this video to see why. Though it's from 2008 it has opened my eyes and changed my view of the world.
The weather this weekend is as variable and as explosive as the political season that swirls around us. Our area is under a high wind warning through tomorrow, not unusual when you've got so many candidates vying for so few positions with so little to say and even less to offer. The question is which end is all that wind coming from?
So bring in those Halloween decorations, batten down the hatches and enjoy the ride!
10AM - 2PM. Scenic Hudson. Warm up on a cool autumn day by helping us build an exciting trail system across some of Scenic Hudson's newest parkland. Wear clothes you won’t mind getting dirty, including long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy closed-toe shoes and a hat (along with an evening “tick check,” they’ll help prevent tick bites and Lyme disease). Also bring gloves if you have them and sunscreen, water and bug spray. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. See this for more information.
8:00 pm. At the Lake Carmel Cultural Center in the old firehouse on Route 52 in Lake Carmel.
8:30 AM at the The Titicus Reservoir Walkathon to raise funds for the foundation named for a woman killed in an incident of domestic violence. To help all young adults understand and implement the concepts of open communication, self-discipline and self-respect in relationships. The fund will help young women & men understand their innate value as people and teach the warning signs of domestic violence, which will ultimately benefit all young adults.
9:30 AM - 7 miles. We will hike a carriage road to Lake Awosting and then do a side trail and carriage roads back to the parking lot. No extensive altitude gain. We should see some nice fall colors and vista's. Call leader: Arlene 845-246-2069 for meeting place. www.MidHudsonADK.org
Noon- 5PM - Free Sails on the Woody Sloop. Pumpkins of all sizes & shapes fall treats including delicious, fresh-baked pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie & soup chili & more. Sharleen Leahey, Terence Martin, Pete Seeger & more will perform. Environmental displays, craft & food vendors, and the Beacon farmers Market. Beacon Waterfront, (845) 463-4660, (845) 542-0721, www.beaconsloopclub.org, Free Admission & parking.
2PM - Free. At the Mahopac Library. New music composed by John Arrucci will be performed for the first time at the Mahopac Public Library on Sunday, October 17. Arrucci has assembled a group of world-class musicians who will join him as part of The John Arrucci Quintet to bring this premier event to Putnam County. The group features Dave Anderson on bass, Rob Aries on keyboard, Bill Harris on saxes, clarinet and flute, and Don Harris on trumpet and flugelhorn. Enjoy this world premier event at the Library. See the Library Calendar for more information. Attendees are invited to bring one non-perishable food item to this concert to donate to the local food pantry.
Pace Law School, White Plains, New York. This half day conference explores the emergence of sustainable development practice in law firms, government programs, and in law schools, particularly Pace University School of Law, which offers an advanced degree in land use and sustainable development law. This area of law draws on environmental, land use, real estate, energy, climate change, insurance, and other areas of legal engagement. In government programs, it integrates programs for transportation facilities, environmental protection, energy production, workforce housing, and the sustainable development of buildings, neighborhoods, and regions. The 40 year old history of sustainable development law will serve as the backdrop for presentations on its modern and practical applications.
See this for more information.
FDR Home website for more information and further details.
Arts on the Lake for more information.
A workshop for landowners in the Eastern Hudson Highlands. At the Clearpool Education Ctr, Carmel, NY. This workshop will provide landowners with info and tools to get the most out of their woodlands, and learn how to take care of it for future generations. For more information, contact Kristi Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Heady at email@example.com
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