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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:

September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival
September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 


Center For Spectrum Services Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders Need Your Help!
Center For Spectrum Services Playground Project


Seeking A Long Term Rental In The Rondout Valley For Home Based Dog Boarding Business



JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

Starting October 2 - Fun-Food-Fitness For Children

MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)

Before And After School Child Care Referral Service 


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Feel Good Food For Yom Kippur At Blue Mountain Bistro-To-Go 

Enjoy Dinner At Emiliani Ristorante in Saugerties

Upcoming At Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino In Saugerties

Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, Sunflower Natural Foods, And More

Explore Food In & Around Ulster County & Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine


SHOP LOCAL / GIFT IDEAS:

Shop Local For Great Gifts

Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations

Visit Our Discounts & Coupons Page For Some Great Local Business Offers


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September Is National Preparedness Month - Family Communications

Long Term Care Awareness

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Need A Loan?

United Way And Our Community 

Farms Plus Local Food Plus Stickers Equals Fun!

Mountainside Residential Care Center Top-Ranked In State

Health Quest Providers On Alert For Patients With Rare Respiratory Virus

Vassar Brothers Medical Center Expands Emergency Department 

Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare Clinics in Ulster County

Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County 

Donate "Gifts That Benefit" Family Caregivers And Non-Profit Organizations In The Community


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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News  

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A.I.R. Studio Gallery Upcoming News And Events  

Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Events 

Free Massage for Breast Cancer Survivors 

September 22 - Northern Dutchess Hospital Offers Driving Safely Lecture for Seniors 

Starting September 23 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

Starting September 24 - Free MAKOplasty Lectures At VBMC 

Starting September 24 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce News & Upcoming Events

September 24 - Rosendale Chamber Networking Event

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News & Upcoming Events


Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

September 26-28 - W.O.W. - Weekend of Wallkill

September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

September 27 - Rondout Valley Growers Association (RVGA) Barn Dance & Local Food Barbecue

Starting September 28 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

October 1 - HealthAlliance Foundation Brings Back Cruisin’ For The Cure

October 4 - November 15 - NDH Walkway Fitness Challenge

Starting October 7 - Health Quest's Community Lecture Series 

Starting October 9 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Starting October 9 - Grantseeking Basics Workshop 

October 12 - NDH Fall Foliage Half Marathon 

October 13,14,15 - Anne Perry To Appear At Retreat For Women 50 And Over At The Emerson Resort

Starting October 27 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

November 1,2 - Crafts at Purchase: A Fine Craft Event 

November 7 - Jewish Family Services of Ulster County 7th Annual Circles of Caring Conference 

December 12-14 - Holiday Craft Morristown

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FEATURE:
September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 


September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival

Rhinebeck Arts Festival

September 26, 27, 28, 2014

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
www.rhinebeckartsfestival.com

Discover, Shop, Create, Experience, Celebrate, Indulge, Explore

The second-annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival, September 26, 27, 28, 2014, will be a celebration of artistic expression in its many forms with a main focus on craft and visual art. Much more than a craft show, much more than an art show, it will be a celebration of the very concept of creativity.

The show draws passionate, art conscious visitors and adventurous shoppers from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond. These enthusiastic show-goers can expect to see over 200 outstanding artists and craftspeople, interactive experiences, exceptional live music, inspiring dance performances, book signings, craft and art demonstrations, hands-on art encounters, children's activities, gourmet food purveyors, delicious concessions and more. This is a destination event not to miss!

Hours
        Friday, September 26 from 10am to 5pm
        Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 6 pm
        Sunday, September 28 from 10 am to 5 pm
        Rain or Shine
Admission
       Admission is $10
       Seniors (65 and up) $9*
       Kids 6-16 $4*
       Under 6 free
          *(may not be combined with other discounts)
No pets allowed on site
             
Parking
       Free onsite parking

- Featured Showcase:
A special showcase of the Hudson Valley Furniture Makers will feature several of the most renowned woodworkers in the country, who also happen to live in the Hudson Valley, including Michael Puryear, Rob Hare, Michael Leggitt, Josh Finn, Andrew Hunter, Jeff Johnson, David Morton, Clark Peaslee, Noah Reiten and Eric Curtis www.hvfurnituremakers.com.

- Featured Hudson Valley Artists:
The Hudson Valley is well represented with over 50 participating artists from around the region including ceramic artist Laura Wilensky of Kingston, glass furniture maker Antonio Loria of Willow, fiber artist Margaret Lent of Buchanan, mixed media artists Pat and Allen Littlefield of New Paltz, photographer Andrew Lerman of Pleasantville and fiber artist Loraine Jackson of Olivebridge. Several internationally renowned jewelers also call the Hudson Valley home: Tom Herman of Stone Ridge, Adel Chefridi of Woodstock, Debra Abrams of New Paltz and Maija Neimanis of Windham. A full list of Rhinebeck Arts Festival artists is available at www.rhinebeckartsfestival.com.

- Featured Experiences:
Opportunities to create and explore abound at the Rhinebeck Arts Festival.

Todd Crowley will be bringing his interactive musical experience, the “Musical Petting Zoo” to awaken the musician in all of us where patrons can interact with dozens of instruments from A (accordion) to Z (zither).

The Art Bus will be joining the fun on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3pm bringing hands-on printmaking fun for the whole family.

Many artists will be demonstrating their skills (some of which visitors can join in) including: painter Matthew Maley; potter Chris Parris; marbled silk scarf maker Patricia DiSantis, engraver and embosser Chong Lim; and wooden pen turner, Don Hart.

The Tivoli Chalk Festival will be decorating the walkways of the Rhinbeck Arts Festival and visitors young and old are encouraged to join them.

- Featured Dance Performances:
Performing on Saturday and Sunday
Solas An Lae Irish Dance, New York's groundbreaking educational and performance institution of American Irish Dance.

Erick Hawkins Modern Dance Company, known for a fluid, effortless style of movement. Each dance is energetic yet poetic, serene yet harmonious.

- Featured Gourmet Food and Drink:
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival will also highlight the bubbles of deliciousness that are gourmet foods in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. Food enthusiasts will enjoy: delectable handmade all-natural granola by Platte Clove Naturals (Saugerties); unique and unusual jams and jellies from Surprenant’s Berry Farm (Mooers); scrumptious biscotti including gluten free and sugar free options by Bella’s Home-Baked Goods (Highland); farm-raised venison sausage and jerky from Highland Farms (Red Hook); and unique chocolate and chili wines from Pazdar Winery (Scotchtown).

- Featured Musicians:
Rounding out the Rhinebeck Arts Festival are the exceptionally talented Lindsey Webster Band, “If Sade was to take over Mariah Carey’s body and sing to tracks written by Steely Dan, the combination might hit somewhere close to Lindsey Webster’s sound...” and Reggie Earls & the Valley Soul, “With roots in Gospel and his heart in soul, Reggie brings a groove he dares you not to dance to…” who will both be performing on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon.

- Featured Partners:
Artrider, a 32-year veteran in producing high quality craft and art shows in the Northeast, is producing the Rhinebeck Arts Festival in collaboration with Chronogram, Hudson Valley Tourism, Arts Mid-Hudson and The Woodstock Film Festival*, bringing the community together through art.

- Hours, Admission, Location, Etc:
Show hours are Friday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group discount rates are available. The Dutchess County Fairgrounds are located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. Most exhibits are indoors. No pets are allowed on site.

Full details on the Rhinebeck Arts Festival as well as links to Artrider’s other events are available at www.artrider.com.

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to American craft and art and has raised millions of dollars for charitable and arts organizations. “Artrider” also produces the long-running “Crafts at Lyndhurst”, “Crafts at Purchase”, “CraftMorristown” and “CraftWestport” shows and is dedicated to sustaining the careers of American artists.

Te Rhinebeck Arts Festival, formerly the Hudson Valley Arts Festival, enters its second year under Artrider's management. The high level of work on display at its 2013 premier received an enthusiastic reception from attendees and artists and harkens back to the days when this site was the jewel in the crown of the American Crafts Council's (ACC) event roster. In the 30 years since the ACC produced shows here, Rhinebeck has grown into a major cultural and culinary center and a huge tourist destination for affluent, arts-oriented residents of the New York Metropolitan area.

*The Woodstock Film Festival will celebrate its 15th Anniversary, October 15-19, 2014, with a line-up of innovative films, celebrity-led panels, first-class concerts, workshops, and special events. www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

crafts@artrider.com
, 845.331.1337
www.rhinebeckartsfestival.com



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FEATURE:
Center For Spectrum Services Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders Need Your Help!


Center For Spectrum Services Playground Project

Construction of two playgrounds at Center For Spectrum Services for its preschool and school-age students, will take place the weekends of September 19th and September 26th.

Additional volunteers are needed, rain or shine, on:

Saturday 9/27 from 2pm - 7pm.

Can you help?

This will be a well-organized event planned by a  landscape architect who will manage the playground construction.

A terrific group of able-bodied volunteers is being recruited to help with this community built playground.

Want to see the playgrounds? Visit http://youtu.be/TcQBtYeZMbE

We’re hoping for a great turnout of both skilled and less skilled volunteers.
Manual labor will be involved, but there will be tasks for everyone.
And of course, plenty of food, fun,  and smiles.
On the build day, join us for lunch at 1:30, sponsored by Rondout Bank.

If you can help, please sign up online at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044baaaf2da3fe3-playground

No time to volunteer but want to help? You can make a donation at http://centerforspectrumservices.org

Center For Spectrum Services Playground Project    Center For Spectrum Services Playground Project

The Center for Spectrum Services is a private, not-for-profit agency with day school programs approved by The New York State Education Department. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art services for people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Spectrum Services programs serve over 250 students annually from 55 school districts and 13 counties in the Hudson Valley.

Located in our main facility in Kingston and also in Ellenville New York, our two school programs are staffed by highly trained, dedicated professionals who select treatment strategies and evidence-based interventions to meet the unique needs of each student in well equipped classrooms engineered to foster maximum learning opportunities. Our school programs serve students from 3 to 12 years in full day self-contained classes. Qualified students may attend a six week summer program to prevent regression. Our community-based programs offer special education and related services to eligible toddlers and preschoolers in home, nursery school and childcare settings.

Close family involvement is central to Center for Spectrum Services philosophy. The Spectrum Services Clinic offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for people of all ages using state-of-the-art measures. We provide consultations to schools or agencies and customized trainings and workshops for parents and professionals on best practices. After school social skill groups and individual counseling are available for children and adolescents with high- functioning autism or Asperger Syndrome.


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FEATURE:

Seeking A Long Term Rental In The Rondout Valley For Home Based Dog Boarding Business




I have an established home based dog boarding business. I care for the most well- behaved dogs in the Hudson Valley. I am seeking a space that will house me and my dogs, a little off the beaten path with a fenced in yard, or a space where fence installation is possible. Property with readily accessible forested land and/or bodies of water is ideal.

Additionally, I help people to create non toxic environments in their homes and businesses. I am a Holistic Healthcare Counselor, an Interfaith Minister, and an avid organic gardener. I create organic, non-toxic cleaning and body products.

For professional and personal references please contact me:
Dawn Deevy
845-706-8447
http://dawnsdogboarding.vpweb.com

http://www.gofundme.com/5gd47c 



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Starting October 2 - Fun-Food-Fitness For Children

Help your children make healthy lifestyle choices and boost their self-image at this five-week hands-on program offered exclusively at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Once a week, children ages 8 to 13 and their guardians will hear from nutrition and fitness whizzes such as an Ironman triathlete and a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef. Interactive activities will include making a nutritious pizza and attending a Zumba dance party. Special sessions for parents will feature local health experts, including a pediatrician and a NDH nutrition counselor.

These five classes will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck.

The cost is $25 per child. A multi-child discount is available. A free month of martial arts classes and other gifts will be given out for completing the program.

Activities and topics include:

Oct. 2 - Welcome and overview: NDH Food and Nutrition Expert Roufia Payman and top-ranking Ironman triathlete Michael Halstead will offer inspiration to get healthy and moving. Smoothies served.

Oct. 9 - Yoga for kids: Build strength and confidence with NDH Dr. Elizabeth Levine, who is also a registered yoga teacher at Satya Yoga Center.

Oct. 16 - Dance Party with Zumba Kids instructor Oksana Melnikova. Parent Talk with Mid Hudson Medical Group pediatrician Barbara Payne.

Oct. 23 - Karate Kids: Learn self-defense, boost self-esteem by John Perusse of Perusse Soo Bahk Do martial arts in Kingston.

Oct. 30 - Kids Cooking Adventures: Make nutrient-rich yummy pizzas and kale chips with Payman and NDH Chef Jeff Peterson.

For information or to register, call NDH’s Nutrition Office at 845-871-3600.



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MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)


MAC Fit Kids ASAP Program

Please stop in, call or email
for more information.
9W By-pass - 845-338-2887
macfitkids@macfitness.net

Visit our website for information on
all MAC Fit Kids events and programs!
www.mac-park.com



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Before And After School Child Care Referral Service  

Do you need before and after school care for your child but don’t know where to start?

Choosing a child care program for your school aged child can be one of the most stressful decisions. Give our office a call for a FREE list of NYS registered or licensed child care programs and important parenting resources.

Call 845-331-7080, email cccouncil@familyofwoodstockinc.org or visit www.familyofwoodstockinc.org


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Feel Good Food for Yom Kippur at Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
 
Order by Monday September 26 - Pick up October 3 & 4

Chicken Soup (matzoh balls sold separately) $9.00 qt

Matzoh Balls - 1/2 dozen in home style broth $9.00

Chopped Liver, traditional chopped liver from Murray's local chickens
$3.99 1/2 pt / $6.99 pt

Vegetarian Chopped Liver $3.99 1/2 pt / $6.99 pt

Latkes, handmade the old-fashioned way $5.99 1/2 dozen
Apple sauce $2.99 1/2 pt / $5.99 pt

Holiday Brisket Pot Roast 1/2 Hotel Pan - serves 8 $45.99
slow cooked in Kosher Wine with carrots, celery, tomato & lots of sauce

Kasha Varnishka, from Jane Brody's Good Food Book $6.99 lb

Roasted Vegetables $8.99 lb

Noodle Kugel with Ricotta $6.99 lb

Holiday Apple Spice Cake $18.00 each
Cheesecake $18.00 each
Flourless Chocolate Torte $3.50 / $32.00
Apple Kugel $3.50 each
Gluten-free almond cookies $1.00 each

Call soon to reserve your choices!

It is with great sadness we share that our dear Bubby, Claudia Ainsley, has moved to Florida to be with her family due to illness. We all miss her very much. All prayers are gratefully accepted and sent her way.

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
948 Route 28, Kingston, New York 12401
845-340-9800
www.bluemountainbistro.com


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Enjoy Dinner At Ristorante Emiliani in Saugerties

Emiliani Ristorante

Enjoy fine dining at Ristorante Emiliani in Saugerties. Contact us for special holiday menus and ask about our new imported wines!


About the Restaurant:

Emiliani Ristorante has been serving the Hudson Valley with Northern Italian Cuisine for over 20 years. We take pride in serving only the very best to our customers. Everything is homemade! Chef Gianfranco makes his dishes with only the finest ingredients... just like grandma used to make! We have an extensive wine list and full bar. All bread, desserts, and pastas are made in-house. Our menu offers a bit of everything from veal, prime Angus Beef, savory chicken, fresh-caught fish, and homemade pasta dishes -- all made fresh to order. Come join us for an unforgettable meal. Gift certificates available.

Serving Dinner, Dessert, Kids Menu, Liquor, plus Bar, Eat In, Outdoor Dining on the Patio, Take Out, Catering Trays. Reservations Suggested on Weekends. Parties for up to 90 guests for weddings, graduations, birthdays, bridal or baby showers, special occasions, and more. Forms of payment accepted include Cash, MC, VISA, AmEx, Discover. Dinner Entree prices start at $13.95 and up.

Open M,Tu,Th, 4pm-9pm; F,Sat 4pm-10pm;; Sun. 3pm-9pm. Closed Wed.

Ristorante Emiliani
147 Ulster Ave, Saugerties, NY 12477.
845-246-6169.



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Upcoming At Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino In Saugerties

Be sure to check our site often for the latest concerts, dining shows, performances, art exhibits, and more!
www.cafemezzaluna.com
626 Route 212, Saugerties NY 12477 845 246 5306

Contact us about private parties!

We carry many local musician's CDs great gift idea!

We are zagat rated ~ voted best cuban sandwich in the Hudson Valley. "Check us
out"

Follow us on facebook and twitter.

Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino
845-246-5306
626 Route 212 | Saugerties, NY 12477
www.cafemezzaluna.com
cafemezzaluna@earthlink.net



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Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, Sunflower Natural Foods, And More

Visit our Discounts & Coupons Page for some great discount offers from local businesses!


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Explore Food in & Around Ulster County - Click Here To Visit Our Online Dining Guide, Listed By Cuisine



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Shop Local For Great Gifts

Great Gift Ideas in Ulster County, NY

Shop and support local businesses during the gift giving seasons and for any occasion!

Visit our GREAT GIFT IDEAS ONLINE DIRECTORY for more information on these fine local businesses:

Adams Fairacre Farms
www.adamsfarms.com
336-6300. (Rt. 9W, Kingston) 1560 Ulster Ave., Lake Katrine, NY 12449.
454-4330. 765 Dutchess Tpke, (Rt. 44), Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
569-0303. 1240 Rt. 300, Newburgh, NY 12550.
632-9955. 160 Old Post Road, Wappinger, NY 12590.


Birch Body Care
www.birchkingston.com
331-7139. 73 Crown St., Kingston, NY 12401.

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
www.bluemountainbistro.com
340-9800. 948 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.


Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Henry's at the Farm
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
www.henrysatbuttermilk.com
795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.


Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
www.eyes-ok.com
339-4990.   240 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.

Cheese Louise!
www.CheeseLouise-NY.com
Facebook at Cheese Louise, NY
853-8207. 940 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.


Cheri Voss Salon & Spa
www.cherivosssalon.com
679-2138. 1633 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12498.

Columbia
www.ColumbiaBeautySource.com
339-4996. 66 North Front St., Kingston, NY 12401.

Dörrer Jewelers
www.dorrerjewelers.com
516-4236. 54 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

fiberflame
www.fiberflamestudio.com
679-6132. 1776 Rte. 212, Saugerties, NY 12477.


Fox and Hound Wine & Spirits
www.foxandhoundwines.com
255-7475.   20 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz, NY 12561.

H. Houst & Son Inc.
www.hhoust.com
679-2115.   4 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Hurley Country Store
www.hurleycountrystore.biz
338-4843. 2 Wamsley Place, Hurley, NY 12443.


Jarita's Florist
www.jaritas.com
679-6161. 17 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

JK's Wine & Liquor
www.jkswineandliquor.com
331-6429. Kingston Plaza, near Hannaford, Kingston, NY 12401.

Kenco Work & Play
www.atkenco.com
340-0552. 1000 Hurley Mountain Rd., Kingston, NY 12401.

Kingston Candy Bar
www.kingstoncandybar.com
www.facebook.com/KingstonCandyBar

901-0341. 319 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401.


Loominus Woodstock
www.loominus.com
679-6500.   18 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498.

MAC Fitness
www.macfitness.net
MAC 9W: 338-2887. Rt. 9W, East Chester St. By-Pass, Kingston NY 12401;
MAC Plaza: 853-7377. Kingston Plaza, Kingston NY 1240
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MAC Fitness Spa
www.macfitness.net/spa
338-2887. Rt. 9W By-Pass, Kingston, NY 12401.

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
www.MGphotoman.com
255-5255. Studio @ 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561.


Montano's Shoe Store
www.montanosshoestore.com
246-4381. 77 Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477.

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
www.moondanceridge.com
255-4161.   55 Shivertown Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561.


Mother Earth's Storehouse
www.motherearthstorehouse.com
336-5541. 300 Kings Mall Court, Rt. 9W, Kingston, NY 12401.
246-9614. 249 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477.
296-1069. 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.


Overlook Mountain Bikes
www.overlookmountainbikes.com
679-2122. 93 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


Pondicherry
www.pondi.biz
679-2926. 12 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Rhinebeck Trading Post
www.rhinebecktradingpost.co
663-3224, 514-8646. 38 East Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.

River Rock Health Spa
www.riverrock.biz
679-7800. 62 Ricks Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.


Stacie Flint Art
Expressionist Paintings and Portrait Commissions
www.StacieFlint.com
255-2505.  New Paltz.

Talisman of Woodstock
www.WoodstockTalisman.com
Talisman of Woodstock on Facebook

679-0787. 5 Rock City Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.


Tea Shop of Woodstock
www.woodstockteashop.com
679-4100. 7 Maple Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498.


The Flower Garden
www.theflowergarden124.com
246-5961. 3218 Route 9W, Saugerties, NY 12477.

Town & Country Liquors
www.townandcountryliquorstore.com
246-8931. Rt. 212 CVS Plaza, Saugerties, NY 12477.


Tuthilltown Spirits
www.tuthilltown.com
633-8734. 14 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner, NY 12525.

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
www.ymcaulster.org
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Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations  


Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 

Stacie Flint is a New Paltz-based artist whose oil paintings are immediately recognizable. In her words: "My art is a personal reflection of my daily life, honest, easy to relate to and to love. It is expressed through a vibrant spirit of color, pattern, and sense of freedom. Through my process I have been inspired to create works of invention and reference, such as portraits, that highlight quirky imperfection as well as harmony. The paintings have a strong and pleasing emotional impact."

To purchase a painting or to commission a portrait, contact Stacie at 845-255-2505, or stacieflint@yahoo.com.

I have had a great time creating new small oil paintings that you will love, for upcoming shows! Cats, dogs, women, flower bouquets, bold color and pattern get together in affordable 5"x7", 6"x8", and 8"x10" art! These petite paintings (cards and prints too) are the perfect way to enjoy warm sunshine in the colder months ahead, for you or someone special. My arts' vibrant and lyrical style is easily accessible and the joy is ongoing. See her and her work at upcoming local events.

Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 


For more information, visit:
http://www.stacieflint.com
www.facebook.com/stacieflint
www.youtube.com/stacieflint
Phone: 845-255-2505
eMail: StacieFlint@yahoo.com


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September Is National Preparedness Month - Family Communications 

Hello Preparedness Partners:

Please see below the first in a series of Ulster County Department of Health Public Health Preparedness e-mails for "September is National Preparedness Month". The topic is: How to reconnect with your family after a disaster

Please feel free to share these weekly e-mails with your staff/patrons/consumers/neighbors and to print/ post the attachments in your places of business.

Also.... For more information on Preparedness topics, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsored site:
http://www.ready.gov/

Thank-you!

Diane R. Aznoe, M.Ed
Public Health Preparedness Education Coordinator
Public Health Preparedness Unit
Ulster County Department of Health
Golden Hill Office Bldg.
239 Golden Hill Lane
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-334-5538
Fax: 845-334-5500
dazn@co.ulster.ny.us
www.ulstercountyny.gov/health
www.ready.gov

NPM 2014 Ulster Co. Dept of Health Public Health Preparedness

Week 1:
Distribution Date: September 5, 2014
- Welcome to September is National Preparedness Month!
Theme: Be Disaster Aware-Take Action To Prepare
Subject line: How to reconnect with your family after a disaster

- Family Communications:
Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another. Think about how you will communicate in different situations.

Complete a contact card for each adult family member. Have them keep these cards handy in a wallet, purse or briefcase, etc. Additionally, complete contact cards for each child in your family. Put the cards in their backpacks or book bags.

Check with your children’s day care or school. Facilities designed for children should include identification planning as part of their emergency plans.

- Family Communication Tips:
Identify a contact such as a friend or relative who lives out-of-state for household members to notify they are safe. It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.

Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a cell phone, coins or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact. If you have a cell phone, program that person(s) as "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) in your phone. If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know. Make sure to tell your family and friends that you’ve listed them as emergency contacts.

Teach family members how to use text messaging (also known as SMS or Short Message Service). Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.

Subscribe to alert services. Many communities now have systems that will send instant text alerts or e-mails to let you know about bad weather, road closings, local emergencies, etc. Sign up by visiting NY-Alert.gov, NYS All-Hazards Alert and Notification System.

Ready.gov has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan. Download the Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids (PDF) (http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/34330)  and fill out the sections before printing it or emailing it to your family and friends.

Have a plan for traveling between work and home, and other commonly visited locations, in case of an emergency. Download the Commuter Emergency Plan (PDF) (http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/90370) for more information.

UCDOH Public Health Preparedness Program 334-5540/5538  
Source: The Ready Campaign  www.ready.gov



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Long Term Care Awareness

Local insurance Agent urges residents to make sure they have a plan in place for Long Term Care

“Everyone over the age of 40 who hasn't’ done long-term care planning needs to take a look at this important piece of their retirement planning puzzle,” says Louis Werbalowsky long term care insurance agent, of Woodstock. “Many Americans who are working and saving for retirement have not considered how long term care could derail the plans they’ve made for retirement. When considering the cost of care, it’s easy to imagine a sizeable portion of savings may be needed for long term care. I find that many people prefer to stay at home for as long as possible. They want to have some control that enables flexibility in making choices that impact care.”

From insurance and public programs, private family support, self funding or even a combination of these, there are many options to consider to help manage this risk as part of your retirement strategy.”

If long term care insurance is part of your strategy, it’s important to understand the options, and what drives policy costs. Time is a person’s enemy when it comes to long term care planning. Consider these facts:

• Generally, every year that someone delays the purchase, the premium increases.
• Once health has declined and the need for care is a foregone conclusion, long term care insurance may not be an option to buy.

A long term care insurance policy may enable you to help protect your future at a cost you might find surprisingly affordable.

 "While we can choose anytime to start saving for retirement, to draft a will or to fund a trust, the same cannot be said for the purchase of long term care insurance. A change in health can make it impossible to qualify for long term care insurance,” explained Werbalowsky. “Long Term Care Awareness Month is a great time to look into understanding your options and creating a plan for yourself and your family members.


RECIPE FOR SUCCESSFUL LONG TERM CARE PLANNING:

1 CUP OF CARING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE, YOUR ESTATE, AND FAMILY 

STIRRING UP SOME INTEREST AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE TOPIC
                                   
NOT  KNEADING LOTS OF DOUGH TO PAY FOR LONG TERM CARE OUT OF POCKET

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE

CLARIFYING YOUR CONCERNS AND NEEDS WITH AN AGENT
WHO SPECIALIZES IN LONG TERM CARE

SIFTING THROUGH ALL THE INFORMATION TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS
INSURANCE CAN PROVIDE A SENSE OF SECURITY

FEELING GRATE YOU HAVE PROTECTED YOUR FAMILY, ESTATE, AND QUALITY OF LIFE BY PURCHASING LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE WITH AN ENTRÉE TO YOUR FUTURE

NOW SIT BACK AND ENJOY YOUR JUST DESSERTS  KNOWING THAT THE COMPANY AND AGENT YOU’VE CHOSEN ARE THE  CREAM OF THE CROP

LOUIS WERBALOWSKY LTCP/CLTC

THIS RECIPE WAS CREATED BY LOUIS AND HIS WIFE FOR THE “TASTE OF NEW PALTZ, WHERE LOUIS HAD A BOOTH ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2010.   HE WANTED TO BE CONGRUENT WITH THE THEME AND WAS DRESSED UP WITH A CHEFS HAT AND APRON. HE WAS GIVEN MANY ACCOLADES FOR HIS CREATIVITY AND COMPASSION TO HELP PEOPLE FIND A PLAN TO FIT THEIR NEEDS.

Read more about Louis Werbalowsky and what people are saying.

For more info contact: 
Louis Werbalowsky,
LTCP/CLTC Certified NYS Partnership Long Term Care Insurance Specialist
845 679 2017
lwerbalowskyltc@aol.com
web site: www.louiswerbalowskyltci.com


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You Can Continue To Enroll For Health Insurance


“Are you a small business owner? Have you recently lost your health insurance? Have you gotten married? Did you have a baby? You may be eligible to apply for insurance in the NY State of Health Marketplace.

People who are eligible for Managed Care, children who are eligible for Child Health Plus, pregnant women, and small businesses can continue to enroll in the NY State of Health Marketplace throughout the year. People who have lost their jobs or insurance may be eligible to enroll during a Special Enrollment Period.

Call MISN today at 1-800-453-4666 to see if you qualify for Managed Care, Child Health Plus or a Special Enrollment Period.


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United Way and Our Community 

- President's Message
Did you know that as of May 30, 2014, there were 79,700 people employed in Ulster County? If each one of them gave just $1 a week - the cost of a bag of chips - the United Way of Ulster County would raise $4,144,400!

$4,144,400!!!!

Rental or home mortgage assistance would be available to anyone who has lost a job or became disabled.

Parent education would be available to every parent who has been identified as at risk of abusing or neglecting their children.

Any child in a low-income family would have the opportunity to go to summer camp or after school programming.

No family in Ulster County would go hungry.

All this is possible if each working person gave only $1 a week.

So this year, I'd like to ask each of you to help spread the word; convince just one other person of the value of giving to the United Way of Ulster County.
Tell your colleague or family member or friend that:
1) Their donation will stay in Ulster County;
2) That United Way of Ulster County's administrative costs are only 5% because we have only three staff and work with over 300 volunteers.
3) We fund and evaluate 43 high quality programs throughout the County that have a proven record of improving people's lives.
4) In addition, we coordinate a countywide food drive, provide free tax preparation for low-wage workers, administer a fuel oil donation program, administer a women's mentoring program, and are leading a disaster response and recovery initiative.

Tell them why you give and how much difference $1 a week can make.

Together we can do this; we can make sure that any Ulster County resident in need is able to get the help they deserve. That is not the case today. But if each of you can encourage just one other person of the value of contributing to the United Way, it can be the case tomorrow.
Thank you,

Stacey Rein
President, United Way of Ulster County

- Making Sure Your Donations are Improving Lives
Volunteers and staff will begin doing site visits this summer to evaluate programs. Site visits include meeting with and interviewing program staff, observing programs in action, carefully reviewing program documentation, and in some cases, meeting with program participants to gain their feedback on the program.

Michael Berg, Executive Director of Family of Woodstock and no stranger to program evaluations, stated publicly that "the United Way of Ulster County's evaluation process is excellent. Volunteers are well trained and knowledgeable, are eager to learn about the details of each program, and approach the evaluation as partners rather than adversaries."

In 90% of cases, we find that programs are operating extremely well, having a significant impact on the lives of those participating. In the other 10% of cases, United Way works with the program in question to determine what next steps would make it more effective. If, after a year or two of implementing recommended modifications the program remains ineffective, funding is shifted to another program that has had proven success.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Fund volunteer, contact Stacey Rein at reins@hvc.rr.com, or call 331-4199, x1.

- United Way Partners with the American Red Cross, Ulstercorps and others in Disaster Response
Over the past decade, United Way has been responsible for leading the charge after weather related disasters hit the County. We have brought local nonprofit, business, faith-based, and government representatives together to address the needs of County residents whose homes have been damaged and whose lives have been thrown into chaos. We have worked together to establish transitional housing, assure food distribution, respond to mental health needs, provide transportation, obtain funding, and assist with the rehabilitation of homes.

With our partners the American Red Cross and Ulster Corps, as well as representatives of some 30 other organizations, the United Way is in the process of developing a Disaster Response and Recovery Plan so that we can be proactive rather than reactive in responding to residents needs after a disaster hits. Together with our partners we are working on the mobilization of a volunteer workforce and establishment of Volunteer Reception Centers, which would pair volunteers with necessary tasks, the establishment of large shelter sites throughout the County, the establishment of a Community Animal Response Team to coordinate the housing of pets during a disaster, and food distribution sites and protocols. There is also a focus on ensuring access to services for those who are physically challenged and will need additional assistance during a disaster, as well as an effective communications network that can be viable if there is no electricity.

For more information on how you can get involved in this disaster response and recovery effort, contact Stacey Rein at reins@hvc.rr.com, or 331-4199, x1.

- $259,387 in Tax Refunds Stay in Ulster County!
This year our CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Coalition saw a 20% increase in usage of our free tax preparation service for low-wage workers. We also saw a 72% increase in earned income tax credits granted - from $48,691 to $83,589, and a 44% increase in total refunds - from 188,622 to $259,387. And all of the $259,387 in refunds stay in Ulster County, with over 95% of them used to pay rent, utilities, food, and basic necessities, and 5% used to pay educational expenses and/or put into savings.

The CA$H Coalition may be a benefit to low-wage workers and their families, but it's also an economic benefit to our County.
Thanks to the following volunteers for making it another successful tax preparation season:
Bob Curran, Rhetta Eason, Paul Edlund, Barbara Hochfield-Miller, Marcia Kemp, Sharemah Lomax, Gwen McCann, Katie McIntosh, Sue Myers, Frank Ostrander, Karen Spinozzi, Cindy Tice, andSheila Wilson-Brady.

For more information on how you can become a volunteer tax preparer contact Su Marcy at marcys@hvc.rr.com or 331-4199, x2.

- Stamp Out Hunger
Thanks to help from our friends at UlsterCorps and volunteers from local food pantries, the 2014 Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive coordinated by United Way, in partnership with the National Association for Letter Carriers and the Kingston Post Office, brought in 12,000 pounds of food!

Many thanks to our media partner 92.9 WBPM, the post office staff and carriers, those who donated food, and the 125+ volunteers who unpacked, sorted, and then delivered the collected food to pantries throughout Ulster County.

Facebook Photo Gallery

- The 2014 United Way 5K raised $6,000 for United Way programs and services!
2014 Results

United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
845-331-4199
www.ulsterunitedway.org


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Farms Plus Local Food Plus Stickers Equals Fun! 

A thriving agricultural community helps make the Mid-Hudson Valley a beautiful, healthy and delicious place to live, but small farms continue to be challenged by many current economic forces. A local artist has created a way to foster more awareness and appreciation of farms and their benefits among more community members.

Stick to Local Farms (http://www.stick2local.com/) is a campaign to make it welcoming and fun to visit a wide variety of Rondout Valley farms and farm markets. Here's how it works: pick up a free Stick to Local Farms folding map found at hundreds of locations in Ulster and Dutchess Counties, then collect colorful, free fruit stickers from two dozen farms to create a beautiful keepsake map of the Rondout Valley.

When a collector fills all the spots, they are rewarded with a special, fancy Stick to Local Food completion sticker embellished with gold sunrays and fuzzy animals. All summer, the valley has been abuzz with both adult and child farm-hopping sticker collectors. Ten-year-old Katherine Reynolds of Stone Ridge is the first to claim the award. On September 2nd, she collected her final stickers at Slow Roots Farm from farmer Jacob Diaz and project creator Maria Reidelbach.

Katherine said she asked her mother, Laura Sullivan, to make it a family project to visit all the farms on the map and Katherine herself planned the visits using the information on the map. She reports that her most memorable trips were to farm markets in Ellenville because her grandmother participated. "Her grandmother's vision is failing," explained Laura, "we found giant sunflowers that she could appreciate at Barthel's Farm Market and Country Flowers Greenhouse." Both Katherine and Laura especially loved many farms' "amazing fresh vegetables" and discovered Rykowski's Livestock in Rosendale, where they purchased "some of the best steaks we've ever eaten." Farmer Jacob, who gives out Slow Roots Farm stickers at his farm stand at the Saugerties Farmers Market, comments, "Exchanges like these, meeting Katherine and Laura, they are the reason this project is so great."

Applied artist and Corn Cow Company (http://www.corncow.com/) Director Maria Reidelbach (http://www.mariareidelbach.com/) said she created the project because "I love wholesome, delicious, local food, and I love our local farms and farmers - it's a big reason that I live here in the mid-Hudson Valley." Maria said she's learned through her work for the Rondout Valley Growers Association (http://www.rondoutvalleygrowers.org/), where she serves on the board of directors, that "because of the economics of small farming, local farms can't survive without lots of community support. Visiting and buying food at farms is a new idea for many local folks and tourists - this is a way to make that introduction into an irresistible, fun adventure. Everyone loves stickers!" She commented, "It takes a community to keep Rondout Valley farming strong, and this project is a way to attract that support and sow the seeds of appreciation in the younger generation."

Most farms and markets are open until the end of October, so there are almost two more months to create a collection. Find out more about Stick to Local Farms or request a free map at www.Stick2Local.com or on Facebook at Stick to Local Farms.

Corn Cow Company
23 Main St.
Accord, NY 12404
maria@corncow.com



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Mountainside Residential Care Center Top-Ranked In State 

Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville has received a five-star quality rating - the best possible - from Medicare for the sixth straight time.

Only a fifth of the more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide have a five-star Medicare rating.

Mountainside’s rating came after inspectors from the New York state Department of Health completed a rigorous recertification survey. Information from that survey was used to determine the Medicare rating. Medicare and the rating are administered by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which also works with states to administer Medicaid.

Mountainside - a Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home providing skilled nurses 24 hours a day - is an integral part of Kingston’s HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley healthcare system. The system also includes Margaretville Hospital adjacent to Mountainside, HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus in Kingston, and Woodland Pond independent-living continuing care retirement community in New Paltz.

“We’re very pleased we’ve once again received a five-star rating,” Mountainside Administrator Philip Mehl said. “The repeated top ranking reflects the hard work and vision this team of professionals brings to work each and every day in every aspect of care.”
The 82-bed skilled nursing facility, with 115 clinical and administrative staff, was inspected July 21-24.

The unannounced inspection, conducted of all nursing homes in the state every nine to 15 months, was done by a team from the state health department’s Division of Quality and Surveillance for Nursing Homes. The team was composed of trained healthcare professionals in nursing, nutrition, social work, pharmacy and sanitation.

“They directly observed the delivery of care and administration of medication, making sure everything met or exceeded applicable state and federal health standards,” Mehl said. “They also reviewed policies and procedures, the National Fire Protection Association’s life-safety code, the physical environment and the overall status of the building.”
After the rigorous four-day review, the team issued a report in August.
“The report found one minor, non-clinical issue that we’ve already resolved,” Mehl said.

The department, on average, cites nursing homes for eight to nine deficiencies, he said.

“We’re very proud of the first-rate, personalized care and other compassionate services that residents receive from our committed staff, day in and day out,” Mehl said.

In February, Mountainside received a five-star rating from U.S. News & World Report for the fourth straight year as one of the top nursing homes in the nation.

About Mountainside Residential Care Center:
Mountainside Residential Care Center is an 82-bed, Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing home providing 24-hour, skilled-nursing services in a comfortable, comprehensive and accessible setting. It can serve frail, elderly people with chronic disabilities, younger adults suffering from traumatic brain injury or other physical disabilities, and individuals with short-term rehabilitation or sub-acute treatment needs including wound care, intravenous therapy and tracheostomies.

About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley:
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance visit our web site at www.hahv.org.



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Health Quest Providers On Alert For Patients With Rare Respiratory Virus 

With more than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 confirmed in New York state, Health Quest providers are preparing for the possibility of patients coming in with the rare respiratory illness that has no specific treatment or vaccine.

“We have had an influx of patients with respiratory problems not specifically identified as enterorvirus,” said Dr. Keyur Ajbani, of Eos Medical Group and medical director of emergency services at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “It’s a tough thing because these are patients with a history of asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) and emphysema.”

Health Quest is an integrated healthcare system that includes three hospitals - Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel and Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck- and other affiliates.

At Vassar Brothers Medical Center, hospital providers, Ajbani said, are preparing their resources and management should they continue to see more patients.

So far, 140 people in 14 states were confirmed to have respiratory illness caused by EV-D68, according to the latest figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those numbers are expected to grow as lab tests return.

While many people recover without any treatment, the illness can affect infants, children with asthma and adults with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of EV-D68 include a runny nose, cough, sneezing, fever and body and muscle aches. Hospitals throughout the country have reported seeing many children with severe respiratory infections.
Dr. Egesta Mani, a primary care physician with Health Quest Medical Practice in Carmel and on the medical staff at Putnam Hospital Center, said adults with compromised immune systems and chronic diseases such as asthma, COPD, emphysema, diabetes and heart failure are also at a greater risk of contracting the virus.

She stressed that people need to take the same precautions they would for the flu.

“Wash your hands for 20 seconds, don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with dirty hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect surfaces, avoid close contact with sick people and stay home when you’re sick,” Mani said.

Dr. John Sabia, of Eos Medical Group and vice president of medical affairs at Northern Dutchess Hospital, said the emergency department is on alert.

“We know it’s out there. We haven’t seen any cases yet, but we have our antennae up,” he said. “Especially of concern are high-risk patients.”

Dr. Shantala Sonnad, of Health Quest Medical Practice and medical director of the Health Quest Urgent Care Centers in LaGrangeville and Wappingers Falls, said she has seen a few suspected cases of EV-D68 this week, specifically “teenagers presenting with difficulty breathing, associated with wheezing, cough, fever, runny nose and body aches.”

“The CDC states this virus will hopefully be declining by October,” Sonnad said. “As always, wash your hands, disinfect frequently touched surfaces and do not share utensils. If you have children, do not let them share toys with others.”

People having trouble breathing should get evaluated by a doctor right away.  Health Quest has Urgent Care Centers in LaGrangeville and Wappingers Falls open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. The LaGrangeville facility is at 1100 Route 55, 845-485-4455. The Wappingers Falls Urgent Care Center can be found at 1530 Route 9, 845-297-2511.



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Vassar Brothers Medical Center Expands Emergency Department 

           
Vassar Brothers Medical Center plans to open the addition to its state-of-the-art Emergency Department to the community on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

The 7,000-square-foot addition to the Charles E. and Mabel E. Conklin Center for Emergency Care is only the beginning of a complete renovation of the entire Emergency Department, as well as the 127-year-old medical center’s first-floor corridors and lobby.

“Our staff is proud of our long history of providing exceptional care to the community,” said Robert Friedberg, president of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “This addition will enhance what is already the largest, most capable Emergency Department between New York City and Albany.”

The $2 million expansion increases the treatment space by 15 bays for a total of 57. All bays have mounted computers, TVs and new equipment.

“This addition will provide the necessary contemporary space to meet patient needs and privacy and to improve timeliness of care,” said Dr. Keyur Ajbani, medical director of the Emergency Department.

The rest of the Emergency Department will get revamped next with new equipment, mounted computers, flooring, ceilings and counters and repainting. This work will not affect the continuity of care and the department will remain fully operational throughout the renovation.

“We are very excited about the ongoing changes at Vassar Brothers Medical Center,” said Laura Bazarnick, vice president of the Emergency Department. “This ER expansion is a perfect example of the investment we are making to ensure our community gets the best possible care available.”

Visitors and patients to the Emergency Department now have designated spaces in the parking garage connected to the hospital, providing direct access to the ER. The medical center has also increased the availability of its convenient and popular valet services.
The original ER was designed for approximately 55,000 visits annually. This year, it will treat well over 68,000 patients, according to projections.

“An increasing number of patients are selecting Vassar Brothers Medical Center as their choice for emergency care,” Friedberg said. “Our mission is to provide the highest level of care and patient satisfaction possible. This project strengthens our role as the Hudson Valley’s healthcare leader.”

Vassar Brothers Medical Center is part of Health Quest, a nonprofit integrated family of hospitals and healthcare providers that includes Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, Putnam Hospital Center in Carmel, plus multiple Health Quest Medical Practice primary care and specialty locations, two Health Quest Urgent Care locations for walk-in urgent care, skilled nursing facility the Thompson House and affiliates that include Hudson Valley Home Care and The Heart Center.



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Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare In Ulster County
 
There are now several Holistic Health Clinics that bring free compassionate and holistica/alternative Healthcare to various locations throughout Ulster County.

- Rondout Valley Holistic Health Center
http://www.rvhhc.org
No appointment necessary.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Marbletown Community Center, 4-8pm.
(Does not take new patients after 7pm.)

Please see website for specific clinic dates and locations for below.
http://healthcareisahumanright.com/clinics

- Kingston Clinic Location:
2 Main Street at the Kirkland Building, Kingston New York

When:
The 2nd Thursday of each month.

Modalities Available: Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Reiki Healers, Hypnosis, Metaphysical Counseling, EFT, IET, Massage, and Lactation Specialist, Pregnancy/Childbirth and Parenting Expert, Doula consultations.

Cost: Always Free

Other Locations are: Phoenicia and Woodstock, as per below.

- Family of Woodstock
16 Rock City Rd
Woodstock, NY 12498-1295
(845) 679-2485
Once every three months; last one was November 4, 2012

- Parish Hall
Main Street, Phoenicia, NY
(845) 688-2323
Once every three months, last one was December 6, 2012

There is never a charge for any of our services, there is no talk or questions about insurance. We do accept donations and are planning a fundraiser soon to help with our costs.

More information on our Organization Healthcare is a Human Right can be found at our website http://healthcareisahumanright.com/



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Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County

To Register call JFS at (845) 338-2980.

Are you a Caregiver, caring for a loved one 60 years old or older?  As much as you love the person you are caring for the task can quickly become overwhelming and lead to burn out.  Support is very important to keep you healthy both mentally and physically.

Meeting others who are also caregivers can help.  They understand what you are going through.  Licensed Social Workers from Jewish Family Services of Ulster County, Inc. (a not-for-profit agency) lead these groups and offer understanding, a safe place to vent and helpful advice about services that can help you to provide the best care for your loved one. 

Groups are free. Participants, please call our offices to register. 845 338-2980
We are open Monday - Thursday 9 to 4.  We look forward to seeing you.

Support Groups Schedule 2014

Care Giver Support Groups:
- Kingston
300 Wall Street
Thursdays
3:00 - 4:00 pm

- Gardiner
Every other Thursday
2:30 - 4:45 pm
Library

- Ellenville
1st and 3rd Thursday
12:00 -1:15 pm
Ellenville hospital

Care Giver Training:

- Kingston
Wednesday
2:00 - 3:00 pm
280 Wall Street (JFS Offices above Ulster Savings Bank)

- Gardiner Library
Tuesday (4/22 - 7/8)
2:30 - 3:45

- Ellenville hospital
Pending

Bereavement Groups:

- Kingston
1st and 3rd Monday
4:30 - 5:45 pm
280 Wall Street (JPS Offices above Ulster Savings Bank)

- Ellenville
2nd and 4th Thursday
12:00 - 1:15PM


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Donate "Gifts That Benefit" Family Caregivers And Non-Profit Organizations In The Community

Ads That Benefit Promotion with TheCommunityGuide.net in Ulster County NY

TheCommunityGuide.net, published by First Connections, Inc., is a unique online resource for anyone living in or visiting the Ulster County area. Our heartstrings are tugged by Family Caregivers – an amazing group of individuals, who tirelessly and lovingly give the gift of themselves every day to help others in need, and who sometime become quite overwhelmed as they navigate through the process. We would like to honor, recognize, and show appreciation to family caregivers, and also help support the organizations that benefit them.

Through our "Gifts That Benefit" Program, TheCommunityGuide.net collects Gifts/Gift Certificates from businesses to donate to family caregivers at upcoming caregiver conferences, and/or to donate gifts to local non-profit charitable organizations that benefit caregivers, to help with their fundraising efforts. Most gift donations are tax-deductible, and businesses donating gifts also receive some recognition.

How can you participate?

DONATE A GIFT / GIFT CERTIFICATE (TAX-DEDUCTIBLE)
Donate a gift or gift cert ificates, for the benefit of caregivers and other community organizations, to be disseminated at upcoming caregiver conferences and other local events that support charitable fundraising efforts. Most donations are tax-deductible, and those donating gifts will also receive some recognition.
Click Here for FORM to Submit when Donating a Gift(s).


SUPPORT AN EVENT

Become a Vendor, Sponsor, or Supporter of an upcoming Caregiver Conference or other venue supporting local non-profit community organizations. Please ask for details.

A BIG "THANK YOU" to below participants of our "Gifts That Benefit" program, who donated gift items or monetary donations to benefit family caregivers and non-profit organizations in the community that support caregivers.

Adams Fairacre Farms, Kingston/Poughkeepsie/Newburgh/Wappinger
• Albrecht's Hair Salon, Kingston
Bacchus Restaurant & Bar, New Paltz
Benny's Pizzeria, Stone Ridge
• Bill's Auto Service, Rosendale
Blue 57 Wine & Spirits, Kingston
Boitson's, Kingston
Bop To Tottom, Kingston
Bread Alone, Woodstock
Burgevin Florist, Kingston
Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino, Saugerties
Candy Candy, New Paltz
ClutterBusters / Sue Story
Cocoon, New Paltz
Design Principles/Dianne Paulson, Stone Ridge
• Dietz Stadium Diner, Kingston
• Dream Weavers Style & Health Center, Kingston
Emiliani Ristorante, Saugerties
Emmanuels Marketplace, Inc. / Emmanuel's Pet-Agree, Stone Ridge
Experience The Difference Salon and Barber Shop, Stone Ridge
Frank Guido's Little Italy, Kingston
Full Circle, Kingston
G. Steve Jordan Gallery, New Paltz
Gilded Otter, New Paltz
The Golden Ginza, Kingston
The Golden Notebook Bookstore, Woodstock
Green Cottage, High Falls
Handmade & More, New Paltz
• Handmade by Mom
Heart of Woodstock, Woodstock
Hickory BBQ, Kingston
High Falls Food Co-op, High Falls
High Falls Mercantile, High Falls
Hurley Country Store, Hurley
Hurley Ridge Market, West Hurley
Isabella's Treasures, New Paltz
Jack & Lunas Cafe & Catering, Stone Ridge
Jarita's Florist, Woodstock
Jean Turmo Ltd., Woodstock
JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston
Joseph's Hair Stylists, Saugerties
Karma Road Organic Cafe, New Paltz
• Krause's Chocolates, Inc., Saugerties
• La Stazione Ristorante, New Paltz
Lane Financial Management, Stone Ridge
Lil' Jeanne's Barkin for Apples, High Falls
• Linda's Cuts & Color, High Falls
Lori's Creative Cafe, Woodstock
Love Hair Salon, Kingston
Lucky Chocolates, Saugerties
Madden's Fine Wines & Spirits, Kingston
Maglyn's Dream,  New Paltz
Main Street Bistro, New Paltz
Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor Attorneys, Kingston
Manny's Art Supplies, New Paltz
Mariner's Harbor Restaurant, Kingston
Melissa Everett, Ph.D. 
The Merchant Wine and Spirits, Kingston
Montano's Shoe Store, Saugerties
Mother Earth's Storehouse, Kingston/Saugerties/Poughkeepsie
Moxie Cupcake, New Paltz
Oriole9, Woodstock
P&G's, New Paltz
Pawprints & Whiskers, Kingston
Payne Farm Too, New Paltz
Picnic Pizza, Kingston
• Pleasures, Woodstock
Point to Creativity / Lisa Kellogg , Rosendale
Pondicherry Yoga Arts, Woodstock
Rambling Rose Boutique, New Paltz
• Reiki with Claudia Hirsch, Woodstock
Ricci's Barber Shop, New Paltz
Rock & Snow, New Paltz
Rosita's, Kingston
Savona's Trattoria, Kingston
Schneider's Jewelers, Kingston
• Shear Excellence, Kingston
Sparkle, Woodstock
Steel House Restaurant & Catering, Kingston
Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits, Stone Ridge
Stone Soup Food Company, Kingston
Sunfrost Farms, Woodstock
Sweetheart Gallery, Woodstock
Taft Street Realty, Stone Ridge
Talisman of Woodstock, Woodstock
The Bakery, New Paltz
The Big Cheese, Rosendale
The Cheese Plate, New Paltz
TheCommunityGuide.net, Ulster County, NY
The Edelweiss Soap Company, Kingston
The Egg's Nest, High Falls
The Flower Garden, Saugerties
The Mac Works, Inc., Kingston
• The Rare Bear, Woodstock
The Tea Shop of Woodstock, Woodstock
Topical BioMedics, Inc. / Makers of Topricin
Town & Country Liquors, Saugerties
Tuthilltown Spirits & Distillery, Gardiner
Ulster Ballet Company, Kingston
Victoria Gardens, Rosendale
W Couture Boutique, Saugerties
Water Street Market, New Paltz
WineRacks.com, Tillson
Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock
Yoga on Duck Pond, Stone Ridge



We appreciate the opportunity and are proud to work with other local businesses to help support each other and our communities.

CLICK HERE for Gift Donation Form to Benefit Family Caregivers.
or, contact Gail at:
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net

It starts with The Community!

TheCommunityGuide.net

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HAPPENINGS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:
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Click here to Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Annual Events & Festivals Page For Additional Happenings In The Community


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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News

Lots happening at the Y!

Visit www.ymcaulster.org/news-events to check out our monthly newsletters and archives, and the latest information in fitness, wellness, aquatics, events, special classes and lectures happening at the Y.

Thank you for supporting the Y in our mission to develop our youth, promote healthy living and for social responsibility.  A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. 

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
507 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-3810
www.ymcaulster.org


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HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs 

- Oncology Support Program: Caring for Those With Cancer
HealthAlliance is dedicated to ensuring that no one faces cancer alone. Our Oncology Support Program consists of compassionate professionals and volunteers offering individual and group support to those affected by cancer, plus their families and friends.

Our creative programs promote prevention, wellness, and healthy survivorship. They include exercise classes, cancer education, and workshops on nutrition, integrative medicine, and the healing arts.

Programs take place in the homelike setting of the Herbert H. and Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, across the street from HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus. The nearby Linda Young Healing Garden offers a quiet sanctuary for meditation and reflection.

Exercise & Educational programs are open to the community!
CSH – Reuner Cancer Support House, 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY
ASB – HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Ave. Campus Administrative Services Building, 105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY

For more information about the Oncology Support Program or to join a support group, please call 845-339-2071 ext. 100 or email doris.blaha@hahv.org

Women’s Support Group
First and third Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Second and fourth Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Group
Last Wednesday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Family and Caregiver Support Group
Third Monday of the month, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

- Men’s Support Group
Second Monday of the month, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

- Metastatic Support Group
First and third Tuesdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

- Nurturing Neighborhood Network Program
Connects people diagnosed with cancer to trained peer volunteers for individual support.

- Childbirth, Breast Feeding, CPR, New Moms Group
Contact The Family Birth Place. 845-331-3131

- Dementia Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Diabetes Support Group
Third Wednesday of the month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Ostomy Support Group
Contact Barbara Peterson at the Wound Care Center. 845-334-3125

- Stroke Support Group
Contact Yvette Drake. 845-334-2813

- Weight Management Program
Contact Beth Warhola at the Diabetes education Center. 845-334-4249 x 1

- Healthy Lifestyle Wellness Club
Third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.
Hudson Valley mall Community room
Contact Lori Petramale-Ozores at 845-334-4786

HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus

- Ongoing Classes
(Suggested donation of $8 for most exercise classes.)
For more information, call us at 845-339-2071.

- Gentle Yoga, with Deb Albright
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium
Stretch and strengthen the body, calm and focus the mind. Mats provided.

- Qigong, with Jeff Bartfeld
Tuesdays, 7 - 8 p.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Gentle exercises increase stability and strengthen the constitution.

- Smart Bells Class, with Angel Ortloff
Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus Auditorium

Use sculptured weights and gentle movement to increase flexibility, strength, and balance.

- Tai chi, With Annie LaBarge
Mondays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Reuner Cancer Support House
Moving meditation and slow martial art to increase strength, balance and flexibility and to enhance the immune system and well-being.

- Kingston Farmers Market  
HealthAlliance is a proud sponsor of Kingston’s Midtown farmers Market, which runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday until September 24 at the spiegeltent on Broadway (next to upac). Come by to take advantage of healthy, locally grown produce!

When buying fresh greens this fall, look for crisp, brightly colored bunches that have no limp or damaged leaves. Wrap them loosely in plastic and keep them in the refrigerator crisper. Most greens last only a few days, so get cooking quickly for maximum nutrition.

It’s not just when, but how, you cook them that makes the most of greens’ health-promoting qualities. Chop greens right before you cook or eat them to avoid nutrient loss due to air exposure. Steam, microwave, or stir-fry rather than boiling, since nutrients can also leach into water.

And be careful what you drink with your greens. Coffee and tea limit your body’s absorption of iron, so save them for an after-meal sip. Consider pairing spinach with orange juice or citrus fruits, since vitamin c helps with iron uptake.


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A.I.R. Studio Gallery News And Upcoming Events   

A.I.R. Studio Gallery
(Artist-In-Residence)
71 O'Neil St, Kingston, NY
AirStudio@aol.com, 845-331-2662
http://www.AirStudioGallery.com/

Upcoming happenings:

Events run from 8-11pm with a $5 suggested donation

Check out our YouTube account! We've got over 70 performances posted now with some really memorable shows including Betty MacDonald with Joe Beck, Ed Sanders, Bobby Kennedy & his daughters, The Wallaces, Cecilia St. King, Pete Santora Beatle Bashes & many of the Hudson Valleys finest musicians:
~* http://www.youtube.com/user/airstudiogallery

~* 1st Fridays: Star Nation Sacred Circle, meets each month in Tillson, from 7-9pm. A positive, not for skeptics, discussion group for experiencers of the paranormal. Open to all dreamers, contactees, abductees, ET Ambassadors & those interested in acknowledging the extraterrestrial presence on earth. We meet at the Center for Symbolic Studies, 475 River Rd. Ext., Tillson, NY (www.SymbolicStudies.org). Bring a drink, snack to share & a comfortable lawn chair to sit under the stars afterwards for a UFO watch.
~*"In the Night Sky" Linda Zimmermans' UFO book & documentary gave Star Nations some honorable mentions in both, check it out at: www.NightSkyUfo.com

AIR Studio Gallery, Jim Marzano, 71 O'Neil St, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-2662, E: airstudio@aol.com, www.AirStudioGallery.com
Friend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/jimbo.marzano


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Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Events 

www.breastcancer

Breast Cancer Options
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10
Kingston NY 12401
845/339-4673
 
www.breastcanceroptions.org
hope@breastcanceroptions.org  


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Free Massage for Breast Cancer Survivors 

Come to these Breast Cancer Options events to receive a massage and learn self-massage techniques to help with chronic problems and reduce stress.

Please register. Call: 845-339-6784 or 845-389-2216
Email: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com

Kingston
Monday, September 15th - 7pm
1 North Front Street, Kingston

Cornwall
Wednesday, September 17th - 6 pm
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital
19 Laurel Ave., Conference Rm B

Hudson
Thursday, September 18th - 5PM
Columbia Healthcare Consortium
325 Columbia St., 2nd fl conference room

In-Home Massage
Breast Cancer Options is able to provide a limited number of free in-home massages to breast cancer survivors who are homebound or have trouble getting around because of their treatment side effects.

If you are interested in having a licensed massage therapist give you a massage, please contact us: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com or call 845-339-4673

Breast Cancer Options
Serving the Hudson Valley
101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10
KingstonNY12401



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September 22 - Northern Dutchess Hospital Offers Driving Safely Lecture for Seniors 

Getting older does not have to mean an end to driving, according to staff at the Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital. However, some physical changes related to aging can make driving more challenging.

To help aging drivers stay safe behind the wheel, the center will offer “Taking the Driver’s Seat: Advice for Healthy Driving” at 2 p.m. Sept. 22, at its 6529 Springbrook Ave. office, a standalone building on the Northern Dutchess Hospital campus.

The free lecture will feature Marybeth Meyer, a certified driver rehabilitation specialist, driving instructor and occupational therapist. She will be joined by a member of the hospital’s occupational therapy department.

The center offers a wide range of services for adults age 65 and older as well as a fall lecture series.

For information, visit http://www.health-quest.org/CHA or call 845-876-4745.

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Starting September 23 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

News and Upcoming:

- Chamber Breakfast NYS Senate Candidates
When: September 23, 7:30 - 9:00 am
Where: Garden Plaza Hotel
503 Washington Ave, Kinsgton, NY

This is your opportunity to learn about the candidates for NYS Senate before you vote.

NYS Senator Cecelia Tkaczyk (D-46) and her Republican challenger George Amedore will speak about their respective campaigns and answer questions from Chamber members. The 46th Senate District includes the City of Kingston as well as the towns of Esopus, Hurley, Kingston, Marbletown, Ulster and Woodstock.

Also expected to attend the breakfast and speak will be Democratic NYS Senate Candidate Gay Lee, who is challenging incumbent Senator William Larkin in the 39th Senatorial District.

The cost to attend this breakfast is $18.00 for members paid in advance, $20 Members at the door with advance reservations and $30.00 for non-members. Call the Chamber office at 338-5100 for reservations or click on the button below.

Sponsor: HealtAlliance Foundation (http://foundationupdate.org/)

Make a reservation

- Networking Mixer Bengal Motors at Hudson Valley Mall
When: September 24, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Hudson Valley Mall
1300 Ulster Ave.
Kingston, NY

Bengal Motors is hosting this month's Membership Mixer at the Hudson Valley Mall rather then at their dealership at 515 Albany Avenue in Kingston.

Complimentary food at the Mixer will be provided by Rene's Bistro of Kingston with special desert samplings from Julie's Pies and Cheesecakes of Kerhonkson. Be sure to bring a business card to be eligible to win some very special door prizes donated by Begnal Motors.

There is no charge for Chamber members and prospective members to attend but reservations are required. Prospective members please call Carol Ricken at 338-5100 ext. 104 for reservations. Mixers are open to Chamber members 21 years of age and older.

Call the Chamber office at 338-5100 for reservations or click on the button below.

Sponsored By: Bengal Motors (http://www.ltbegnalmotor.com/index.htm)

Make a reservation

- Business Card Exchange
When: October 8, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Where: Courtyard By Marriott, 505 Frank Sottile Blvd, Kingston, NY

Meet fellow Chamber members, promote your business, hand out your business cards and learn about other businesses that are Chamber members. A continental breakfast will be served. This is another outstanding networking event at No Cost to Chamber members.

Space is limited and reservations are a must!  Call the office at 338-5100 or click on the "Register for this event now" button below.

Sponsor:
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (https://www.hvfcu.org/)

Make a reservation

- Business Recognition Awards Dinner
When: October 23, 5:30 pm
Where: Wiltwyck golf Club, 404 Steward Lane, Kingston, NY

Join the Ulster Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance as we honor the 2014 Business Recognition Award Recipients.

Click to purchase tickets

Congratulations to our 2014 Award Recipients
Business Person of the Year
Scott Dutton

Business of the Year
The Reis Group

Small Business of the year
Deisings Bakery & Restaurant

Cultural Business of the Year
Hudson River Maritime Museum

Building Project of the Year
Alfandre Architecture

Adaptive Re-Use Building Project of the Year
Patriots Project

Tourism Business of the Year
Mohonk Preserve

Heart of Ulster County
Robert Siracusano

- Click here to listen to the Chamber's Weekly Radio Show:
http://www.ulsterchamber.org/wp-content/uploads/07272014.mp3 

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
845.338.5100
www.UlsterChamber.org



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Starting September 24 - Free MAKOplasty Lectures At VBMC

More than 100 MAKOplasty procedures performed at Vassar Brothers Medical Center so far in 2014

Many mid-Hudson Valley residents are taking advantage of an innovative robotic surgical system at Vassar Brothers Medical Center that can help alleviate the wear-and-tear that happens to knees and hips.

The popular MAKOplasty procedure has been performed more than 100 times in 2014 at the nonprofit Health Quest-affiliated Poughkeepsie hospital.

“MAKOplasty has truly changed the face of orthopedic surgery,” said Dr. Frank Lombardo from Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County and a member of the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Medical staff.
“We are now capable of more precision, with smaller incisions. This results in a knee or hip that feels more natural after the surgery, and it also makes for a much quicker recovery time.”

MAKOplasty Hip Replacement and Knee Resurfacing are performed using the RIO system, a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that offers a new level of precision to restore mobility. MAKOplasty is changing the face of orthopedic surgery with smaller incisions and quicker recovery times.

Health Quest has scheduled a series of free lectures throughout the fall for anyone interested in learning more about MAKOplasty. The seminars take place at various locations throughout the region and each features insights from the group of talented physicians who have teamed up to perform these increasingly popular operations.

The seminars:
- Dr. David Stamer, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24
Mid Hudson Medical Group, 30 Columbia St., Dr. Carl K. Needy Conference Room, 1st Floor, Poughkeepsie
- Dr. Michael Schweppe, 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, Fishkill Ambulatory Surgery Center
200 Westage Business Center CTR 300, 3rd Floor, Fishkill
- Dr. Mark Aierstok, 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30
Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, 1910 South Road, Poughkeepsie

For reservations or for more information, call (845) 483-6088.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center is the only hospital to have this technology from Yonkers to the Canadian border.

To learn more about the MAKOplasty and other orthopedics services offered by Health Quest, visit www.health-quest.org/ortho.



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Starting September 24 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce news & Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events:

9/24/2014     September Business Breakfast: Speed Networking!

10/14/2014   Board of Directors Meeting

10/15/2014   The HYPE Planning Meeting (Third Wednesdays)

11/19/2014   The HYPE Planning Meeting (Third Wednesdays)

- Taste of New Paltz Vendor Applications Available NOW!
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/news_events/Taste_of_New_Paltz.aspx

Believe it or not, the 24th Annual Taste of New Paltz is right around the corner!  This year, held on Sunday, September 14, it is a day of fun and frolic with food, arts & crafts, music, farm stands, beer, wine, antiques, kids activities, and more - all on the Ulster County Fairgrounds for thousands of attendees to enjoy!
Give your business the 
gift of opportunity 
by putting yourself in front of 
thousands of happy people!

Click here to download your
vendor application TODAY!

Find us on Facebook

Enter here to win 
free passes to the 
Taste of New Paltz!

Buy your tickets early and
save $3 on each admission!

See you at the Taste!

- Plan your networking calendar!  See all the Chamber events at:
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events?oe=true

- Donate
Thank you in advance for your generous donation to the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, a 501c6 not for profit organization.
Your donation helps us maintain the programs and services of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Click to donate.
https://www.facebook.com/new.chamber/app_117708921611213

For more information about the Chamber's Corporate Partner Program and sponsorship opportunities, contact NPRCoC by e-mail (Helen@newpaltzchamber.org) or telephone, 845-255-0243

- Social Media
**New** Member Benefit from the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
You can now link to all your social media sites through www.newpaltzchamber.org!

We can help you build your network and get referrals through social media.

Click on the links below to friend and follow us today!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/new.chamber
Twitter: https://twitter.com/
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/new-paltz-regional-chamber-of-commerce
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/nprcoc/

And don't forget to check in to the Chamber office on Foursquare!

- New Paltz Regional Chamber Foundation
The Foundation's vital scholarship program is made possible through the contributions of people like you; a gift to the Foundation's educational scholarship fund profoundly impacts the future of the Hudson Valley. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Call us at 845-255-0243 to learn more, or click the image below to make a secure donation through www.NYCharities.org.

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 600 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Hudson Valley Region. Programs and services of the Chamber are made possible, in part, by the support of its Corporate Partners for 2013: COBESO, Inc. (Leading Partner); Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. and Ulster Savings (Associate Partners); HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Health Quest, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, KIC Chemicals, The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC, Luminary Publishing, and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddell LLP, CPAs (Supporting Partners).

Members and visitors are welcome at the Chamber's Visitor Center, located at 257 Main Street in New Paltz. For more information about Chamber programs and Visitors Center hours of operation, visit www.newpaltzchamber.org or call the Chamber at (845) 255-0243.

- Chamber Staff
Peter Ingellis, Interim President  
Helen Gutfreund, Director of Marketing & Communications 
Megan Gelber, Administrative Assistant

- Membership Directory 2013-2014

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
257 Main Street
New Paltz , NY 12561
info@newpaltzchamber.org or telephone,
845-255-0243
www.newpaltzchamber.org


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September 24 - Rosendale Chamber Networking Event 

The Rosendale Chamber invites you to another exciting networking event:  What’s New Rosendale?

Wednesday, September 24, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: The Postage Inn
838 Route 32, Tillson, NY 12486
Price: Free for Members / $5 Non-Members
Enjoy some hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Please RSVP by replying to this email.

“What's New Rosendale?" is an informative evening of short presentations by a panel of new businesses, followed by a Q&A.

Come network with fellow business owners and hear the latest news from these confirmed presenters:

Chris Hewitt, Hudson Valley Currents
Tim Allred, Williams Lake Project
Albert Rodriguez, MyTown Marketplace
Jeanne Walsh, Rosendale Town Supervisor

Hosted by the Rosendale Chamber of Commerce

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
info@rosendalechamber.org
http://www.rosendalechamber.org
PO Box 533
Rosendale, NY 12472

The Rosendale Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote business activity and economic development in every area of the Town of Rosendale. The Chamber recognizes that Rosendale is a small town blessed with areas of great natural beauty, unique historical assets, and a diverse, talented population. The Chamber will support and promote business activity consistent with those assets of the town.



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Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce News & Happenings:

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-691-6070
Email: info@southernuslterchamber.org

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Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:

-- Visit the Saugerties Chamber Of Commerce website for upcoming events and happenings - www.discoversaugerties.com

For a full list of the discounts that members offer to one another, visit the discounts and bartering page of our web site.

-- For a good, quick overview of Saugerties events, visit SaugertiesCalendar.com and click on any of the items that appear on the month-by-month calendar views.  They are links that will lead you to further information about the events.

Check out what's happening by visiting SaugertiesCalendar.com  or by visiting the calendars of the following groups --  Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (Mask and Puppet Theater), Café Mezzaluna, the Esopus Creek Conservancy, HITS Saugerties horse events, the John Street Jam (click on "Calendar"), Saugerties Farmers Market, Saugerties Historical Society, and the Saugerties Public Library calendars.

Mark Smith,Chair of SCC
msmith2@hvc.rr.com



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Starting September 28 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Health Quest Community Education offers one of the largest training centers in the northeastern United States, instructing more than 4,800 people annually. For more information, call 845.475.9742 or visit http://www.health-quest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.

September classes are as follows:

- Pet First Aid, CPR and Disaster Preparedness Course
Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost, $45; call 845-475-9742 to register.
This course covers basic first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness for dogs and cats. You get to practice the hands-on skills of CPR on lifelike furry pet mannequins. Course completion results in a three-year certification from the Emergency Care & Safety Institute. For ages 14 to adult. Pre-registration and payment are required.
Health Quest Community Education offers one of the largest training centers in the northeastern United States, instructing more than 4,800 people annually. For more information, call 845-475-9742 or visit www.health-quest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.


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September 26-28 - W.O.W. - Weekend of Wallkill

September 26-28 - W.O.W. Weekend of Walkkill

Vendors interested in participating at the Harvest Faire only, please contact Donna at jdrich612003@yahoo.com
Cost for a table is $35.

For updates on the Harvest Faire and W.O.W. please visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/WallkillPublicLibraryHarvestFaire

Wallkill Public Library
845-895-3707
Wallkill Public Library Facebook Page


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September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 


September 26-28, 2014 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

Rhinebeck Arts Festival

September 26, 27, 28, 2014

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Avenue
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
www.rhinebeckartsfestival.com

Discover, Shop, Create, Experience, Celebrate, Indulge, Explore

The second-annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival, September 26, 27, 28, 2014, will be a celebration of artistic expression in its many forms with a main focus on craft and visual art. Much more than a craft show, much more than an art show, it will be a celebration of the very concept of creativity.

The show draws passionate, art conscious visitors and adventurous shoppers from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond. These enthusiastic show-goers can expect to see over 200 outstanding artists and craftspeople, interactive experiences, exceptional live music, inspiring dance performances, book signings, craft and art demonstrations, hands-on art encounters, children's activities, gourmet food purveyors, delicious concessions and more. This is a destination event not to miss!

Hours
        Friday, September 26 from 10am to 5pm
        Saturday, September 27 from 10 am to 6 pm
        Sunday, September 28 from 10 am to 5 pm
        Rain or Shine
Admission
       Admission is $10
       Seniors (65 and up) $9*
       Kids 6-16 $4*
       Under 6 free
          *(may not be combined with other discounts)
No pets allowed on site
             
Parking
       Free onsite parking

- Featured Showcase:
A special showcase of the Hudson Valley Furniture Makers will feature several of the most renowned woodworkers in the country, who also happen to live in the Hudson Valley, including Michael Puryear, Rob Hare, Michael Leggitt, Josh Finn, Andrew Hunter, Jeff Johnson, David Morton, Clark Peaslee, Noah Reiten and Eric Curtis www.hvfurnituremakers.com.

- Featured Hudson Valley Artists:
The Hudson Valley is well represented with over 50 participating artists from around the region including ceramic artist Laura Wilensky of Kingston, glass furniture maker Antonio Loria of Willow, fiber artist Margaret Lent of Buchanan, mixed media artists Pat and Allen Littlefield of New Paltz, photographer Andrew Lerman of Pleasantville and fiber artist Loraine Jackson of Olivebridge. Several internationally renowned jewelers also call the Hudson Valley home: Tom Herman of Stone Ridge, Adel Chefridi of Woodstock, Debra Abrams of New Paltz and Maija Neimanis of Windham. A full list of Rhinebeck Arts Festival artists is available at www.rhinebeckartsfestival.com.

- Featured Experiences:
Opportunities to create and explore abound at the Rhinebeck Arts Festival.

Todd Crowley will be bringing his interactive musical experience, the “Musical Petting Zoo” to awaken the musician in all of us where patrons can interact with dozens of instruments from A (accordion) to Z (zither).

The Art Bus will be joining the fun on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3pm bringing hands-on printmaking fun for the whole family.

Many artists will be demonstrating their skills (some of which visitors can join in) including: painter Matthew Maley; potter Chris Parris; marbled silk scarf maker Patricia DiSantis, engraver and embosser Chong Lim; and wooden pen turner, Don Hart.

The Tivoli Chalk Festival will be decorating the walkways of the Rhinbeck Arts Festival and visitors young and old are encouraged to join them.

- Featured Dance Performances:
Performing on Saturday and Sunday
Solas An Lae Irish Dance, New York's groundbreaking educational and performance institution of American Irish Dance.

Erick Hawkins Modern Dance Company, known for a fluid, effortless style of movement. Each dance is energetic yet poetic, serene yet harmonious.

- Featured Gourmet Food and Drink:
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival will also highlight the bubbles of deliciousness that are gourmet foods in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. Food enthusiasts will enjoy: delectable handmade all-natural granola by Platte Clove Naturals (Saugerties); unique and unusual jams and jellies from Surprenant’s Berry Farm (Mooers); scrumptious biscotti including gluten free and sugar free options by Bella’s Home-Baked Goods (Highland); farm-raised venison sausage and jerky from Highland Farms (Red Hook); and unique chocolate and chili wines from Pazdar Winery (Scotchtown).

- Featured Musicians:
Rounding out the Rhinebeck Arts Festival are the exceptionally talented Lindsey Webster Band, “If Sade was to take over Mariah Carey’s body and sing to tracks written by Steely Dan, the combination might hit somewhere close to Lindsey Webster’s sound...” and Reggie Earls & the Valley Soul, “With roots in Gospel and his heart in soul, Reggie brings a groove he dares you not to dance to…” who will both be performing on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon.

- Featured Partners:
Artrider, a 32-year veteran in producing high quality craft and art shows in the Northeast, is producing the Rhinebeck Arts Festival in collaboration with Chronogram, Hudson Valley Tourism, Arts Mid-Hudson and The Woodstock Film Festival*, bringing the community together through art.

- Hours, Admission, Location, Etc:
Show hours are Friday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10, seniors are $9, children 6-16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. Group discount rates are available. The Dutchess County Fairgrounds are located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. Most exhibits are indoors. No pets are allowed on site.

Full details on the Rhinebeck Arts Festival as well as links to Artrider’s other events are available at www.artrider.com.

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to American craft and art and has raised millions of dollars for charitable and arts organizations. “Artrider” also produces the long-running “Crafts at Lyndhurst”, “Crafts at Purchase”, “CraftMorristown” and “CraftWestport” shows and is dedicated to sustaining the careers of American artists.

Te Rhinebeck Arts Festival, formerly the Hudson Valley Arts Festival, enters its second year under Artrider's management. The high level of work on display at its 2013 premier received an enthusiastic reception from attendees and artists and harkens back to the days when this site was the jewel in the crown of the American Crafts Council's (ACC) event roster. In the 30 years since the ACC produced shows here, Rhinebeck has grown into a major cultural and culinary center and a huge tourist destination for affluent, arts-oriented residents of the New York Metropolitan area.

*The Woodstock Film Festival will celebrate its 15th Anniversary, October 15-19, 2014, with a line-up of innovative films, celebrity-led panels, first-class concerts, workshops, and special events. www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

crafts@artrider.com
, 845.331.1337
www.rhinebeckartsfestival.com


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September 27 - Rondout Valley Growers Association (RVGA) Barn Dance & Local Food Barbecue

September 27 - Rondout Valley Growers Association (RVGA) Barn Dance & Local Food Barbecue

Bring on the Harvest and Kick Up Your Heels!

Saturday, September 27, 4-10 pm, rain or shine!
Duchess Farm Equestrian Ctr - 34 Warren Way, High Falls

- delicious local food barbecue from 5-7 pm
- Shoe String Band & Caller-Fiddler Liz Slade
- Rich Hines & the Hillbilly Drifters
- Zucchini 500 Race, farm animals, tractors and horseshoes
- wine, local beer & cider
- bake sale & snacks 
- silent auction
- wear appropriate footwear--the barn's a real riding arena!

Buy your tickets now at a discount! 
Last day for advanced sales tickets is Friday, September 26 at $25 per adult ($30 day of dance), $5 children 6-12 ($10 day of dance), kids under 6 free.

Tickets can also be purchased at Barthel's Farm Market, Davenport Farm Market, Hudson Valley Farm HubKelder's Farm, Saunderskill Farm, Stone Ridge Orchard, Stone Ridge Wine and Spirits Bywater Bistro,

and on line at 
Rondout Valley Growers
Can purchase advanced discounted tickets onlineuntil 9pm on September 26.

For more info call RVGA: 845-626-1532.
or Click Here

Volunteer--have fun & get a complementary ticket! 
Volunteers are needed before, during and after the event. Volunteers for three or more hours will be given one complimentary admission to the event ($30 value). Email Nan Bress or call (845) 430-1817.

Our Wonderful Sponsors 
Local Economies Project - Mary Collins Real Estate - Brook Farm Project - Rondout Savings Bank  DeWan & Schott Appraisal Assoc.- Medenbach & Eggers Civil Eng.& Land Surveying - Ulster Savings Bank - Farm Credit East Westwood Metes & Bounds - The Den of Marbletown - Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits - Stone Ridge Orchard - Bywater Bistro - Duchess Farm Equestrian Center - Edible Hudson Valley - Valley Table - Country Wisdom News - Chronogram - Re>Think Local - Keegan Ales - Jane's Ice Cream - Adams Fair Acre Farms - Slow Food Hudson Valley - graphics: Corn Cow Company


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October 1 - HealthAlliance Foundation Brings Back Cruisin’ For The Cure

It’s been five years since the last Cruisin’ for the Cure was held to support Kingston cancer services. But thanks to the HealthAlliance Foundation, this 3-hour ride on the Hudson River is back on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

According to Steffen Kraehmer, Executive Director of the HealthAlliance Foundation, Cruisin’ for the Cure “was always a very popular event. Everyone knows someone who has struggled with cancer, and the Cruise is an enjoyable way to raise awareness and show support for friends and loved ones.”

The Cruise is also a way to raise money. Now that the Foundation is involved, all proceeds will be used to fund cancer programs at HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway and Mary’s Avenue campuses. These include: breast cancer screening, navigation, and treatment; inpatient, medical, radiation, and surgical oncology; and support for patients and families.

Tickets are $35 and include dockside refreshments, light fare aboard the Rip Van Winkle, music and dancing, and a “memory moment” to honor those affected by cancer. Cancer survivors will also be available to provide information and answer questions - these special guests include: Melanie Young, author of “Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide to Staying Fearless and Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer;” Craig Mawhirt, contributor to “holding on letting go: Anthology of the Writings of the HealthAlliance Oncology Support Program Memoir Group;” and Debbie Barton, Breast Patient Navigator at HealthAlliance.

“This year’s Cruisin’ for the Cure is going to be a fun and memorable experience for everyone who comes, and best if all, it will help us provide the best possible care for the patients in our cancer programs,” added Kraehmer. “Sponsorships contribute the bulk of the funding, and we want to thank the sponsors who have already signed on.” These include: Helsmoortel Realty - Ship Sponsor, Village Apothecary, Mr. & Mrs. John Macauley, and Optimus Architecture.

For sponsorship opportunities and tickets, call the HealthAlliance Foundation at 845-334-2760 or visit www.FoundationUpdate.org and click on “Special Events.”

About The HealthAlliance Foundation:
The HealthAlliance Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization supporting HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s mission, healthcare programs, services and facilities. The HealthAlliance Foundation continues its development efforts for the HealthAlliance Hospitals on Broadway and Mary’s Avenue, as well as the Woodland Pond CCRC in New Paltz. For further information about The HealthAlliance Foundation, please visit our website at www.foundationupdate.org or contact Steffen T. Kraehmer, CFRE, Executive Director, at (845) 334-2760.

About HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley:
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley is the alignment of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus and Broadway Campus, as well as Margaretville Hospital, Mountainside Residential Care Center and Woodland Pond at New Paltz. As the parent organization with a unified governance structure, the goal of HealthAlliance is to strengthen the quality of care and bring forward enhanced technology to serve the present and future healthcare needs in the Hudson Valley. HealthAlliance and its affiliate facilities are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and ensuring patient safety, privacy and dignity to all. For further information about HealthAlliance visit our web site at www.HAHV.org.



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October 4 - November 15 - NDH Walkway Fitness Challenge 

Pick up those feet and get your fill of fresh air and fantastic scenery while you get a little exercise this fall with our second Walkway Fitness Challenge brought to you by Health Quest and Walkway Over the Hudson.

Head over to the Walkway for 30 minutes, as many times as possible between October 4th and November 15th. Breathe in the crisp fall air while you run, bike or walk. Log your activity and you'll be entered to win some great prizes!

Visit the below site to read about the prizes and how to enter.

http://www.hqwalkwayfitnesschallenge.com/



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Starting October 7 - Health Quest's Community Lecture Series 


Health Quest will bring awareness to important health issues in the Hudson Valley and provide the latest information in healthcare during its community lecture series.

Topics include: spinal surgery, blood transfusions, seasonal affective disorder, colon cancer and more. Physicians and professionals from the medical staff of Health Quest hospital affiliates and from the greater medical community will be featured.

Events will include a presentation and Q&A period. Reservations are required by calling 1-877-729-2444. Lectures will be held at multiple locations throughout Dutchess and Putnam counties.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m. – Daniel Z. Aronzon Ambulatory Surgery Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 4th Floor, 21 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie
“Tenex: Fast Relief for Foot and Ankle Pain”
Dr. Christopher Bromley, a board certified podiatrist with a private practice in Poughkeepsie, will discuss the innovative Tenex therapy for tendon and soft tissue injuries and common conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.  This new technology uses a minimally invasive approach and ultrasonic energy to cut and remove damaged tendon tissue while promoting healing. In fact, patients typically heal in half the time as more invasive approaches. Bromley is on the medical staff of Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Thursday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. – Northern Dutchess Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck
“Your Spine and You”
Dr. Richard Perkins, of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, will present a lecture on a new surgical technique being offered at Northern Dutchess Hospital, specifically spinal disc replacement. Perkins is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the San Francisco Spine Institute. He has extensive training in non-operative and operative management of degenerative conditions and deformities of the spine.

Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – Putnam Hospital Center, Michael T Weber Community Auditorium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel
“Alternatives to a Blood Transfusion”
Transfusions during a surgical procedure come with risks and can include allergic reactions, blood borne infections, lung injuries and systemic rejection. There is an alternative. Putnam Hospital Center’s Blood Management for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program uses medical technology and state-of-the-art equipment to eliminate or minimize blood loss during surgery. Join Putnam Hospital Center staff as they discuss how the cell salvage machine works during a procedure as well as understanding blood fractions, or plasma, and their function in blood preservation. Anesthesiologist Dr. Eric Diana, of Northeastern Anesthesia Services, and hematologist/oncologist Dr. Lev Davidson, of Hudson Valley Hematology/Oncology, will present.

Two Mondays, Oct. 20 and Nov. 3, 2 p.m. – Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6529 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck
“The Healing Power of the Personal Narrative”
The process of telling one’s personal history can be cathartic, validating and even enlightening. Narrative writing helps us gain greater insight into where we come from, who we are and what matters most. Join memoir writing instructor Beverly Sloane and Allison Gould, Center for Healthy Aging social worker, for this dynamic two-part program. In the first session, Sloane will guide you in uncovering the stories from your life that want to be told. You will receive instruction on memoir writing and will have time to write and reflect. In the second session, Gould will lead a discussion meant to help participants reflect upon the process of writing their personal narrative. Those who wish may share their stories.

Monday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m. – Daniel Z. Aronzon Ambulatory Surgery Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 4th Floor, 21 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie
“Innovative Techniques in Spinal Disc Replacement”
Dr. Nick Renaldo, of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County, will present a lecture on new surgery techniques offered at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, specifically spinal disc replacement. Renaldo is board certified in orthopedic surgery and completed a combined orthopedic/neurosurgical fellowship in spinal surgery. A surgeon on the Vassar Brothers Medical staff, he has expertise in the non-operative and operative management of adult spine conditions.

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. – Putnam Hospital Center, Michael T Weber Community Auditorium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel
“Egg Freezing for Fertility Preservation”
For women who have decided to delay childbearing to pursue a career, or who have just not yet found that perfect partner, diminishing fertility may be a worry. But scientific advancements have given women the option of freezing their eggs, while they are still young and robust. This technology is also helpful for women in their childbearing years who have been newly diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Rachel Bennett, a reproductive endocrinologist and director of Westchester Reproductive Medicine, and member of the Putnam Hospital Center staff, will discuss the latest egg-freezing techniques available to women.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. – Northern Dutchess Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck
“Rise and Shine Away the Winter Blues”
Does your mood dim as the vibrant green landscapes change to grays and the air grows cold? If you feel irritable, anxious, socially withdrawn, tired and distracted between October and March, you may have seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression. The loss of daylight can greatly affect your motivation, sleep patterns and appetite. Join Northern Dutchess Hospital staff as they discuss healthy coping skills that will keep the winter blahs away. Licensed social worker Allison Gould will discuss symptoms and strategies. Nutrition counselor Roufia Payman will share her secrets for eating to boost happiness and exercise instructor John Verner will demonstrate simple movements that will keep you lifted through the dark days ahead.

Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – Putnam Hospital Center, Michael T Weber Community Auditorium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel
“Gynecology: From Adolescence to Menopause”
This women’s symposium will look at many of the gynecological issues that can arise throughout a woman’s life. A team of physicians will discuss topics such as adolescent gynecology to managing uterine fibroids to voiding dysfunction to breast disease, as well as using the da Vinci robot during surgical procedures. Mount Kisco Medical Group physicians presenting include: Dr. Laura Kaye, Dr. Janusz Rudnicki, Dr. Sheldon Axelrod and Dr. Lyda Rojas.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. – Family Partnership Center, Conference Room 206, 29 N. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie
“What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer”
Dr. James Nitzkorski, member of the general surgery team at Health Quest Medical Practice, will discuss colon cancer screening, treatment and the latest surgical technology. Nitzkorski is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and completed his general surgery residency at St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Come learn about minimally invasive robotic surgery, how genetics can increase colon cancer risk and more.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m. – Northern Dutchess Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck
“Navigating the Insurance Marketplace”
Learn about the steps you can take to get ready to enroll or re-enroll in the NY State of Health insurance marketplace. The health insurance program manager for the Mid-Hudson Valley’s Maternal Infant Services Network, Lynda Brady, will lead the discussion. Brady is a New York state-trained “navigator” who is knowledgeable about the Affordable Care Act and the insurance products available through the state’s marketplace. She will be joined by Northern Dutchess Hospital patient registration staff for Q&As. This is a lecture for people under age 65.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m. – Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital, 6529 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck
“Winterize You! Stay Active and Healthy”
Winter weather brings a number of hazards that are especially dangerous for older adults, who are at higher risk of hypothermia and falls. Spending so much time inside can also increase risk of depression and weakness due to inactivity. Dr. Jodi Friedman, certified geriatrician and medical director for the Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital will offer suggestions to help you bring a ray of sunshine into the long, cold winter ahead.



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Starting October 9 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley:

- Fall Mixer and a Show
Thursday, October 9, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Show starts promptly at 8 p.m. 
 This fall we have the privilege of offering our members the chance to enjoy a networking mixer followed by a specially priced show at the Rosendale Theater! Mark your calendars today, more details on how to participate will be available as this event nears. RSVP will be required.

- Have an Event?
Lots of events and happenings are going on in the Rondout Valley! Visit our free Valley Wide Calendar Guide at: www.rondoutvalleyguide.org
It's free and easy to post your event for all of the community to see!

- Visit the online Rondout Valley Guide: http://rondoutvalleyguide.com/

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
P.O. Box 450
Accord, NY 12404
845-687-4567
http://www.rondoutvalley.org/
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Starting October 9 - Grantseeking Basics Workshop

Nonprofit Works Presents Grantseeking Basics
For complete details and to register visit www.nonprofitworks.com

Locations/Dates/Times:

- Albany/Latham, NY: Oct 9, 9 am to 4 pm, Wildwood Programs, 1190 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY
- Plattsburgh, NY: Oct 10, 9 am to 4 pm, Imaginarium Children’s Museum, 4709 State Rt. 9, Plattsburgh, NY

- Poughkeepsie, NY: Oct 30, 9 am to 4 pm, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 - Poughkeepsie, NY

This popular course is an excellent way for administrators, directors, program staff and volunteers to gain a general understanding of the elements required for successful grantseeking. Equal attention is given to the needs and interests of your organization and grantmakers. Participants receive Word and Excel templates to help them develop grant proposals, and a certificate of completion is provided.

Topics include:
- Researching and identifying grant opportunities
- Approaching and developing relationships with grantmakers prior to applying
- Planning programs and budgets before writing grants
- Preparing information and materials typically required in grant applications
- Tracking and following-up grant applications

Cost: $125 per person, includes refreshments, lunch, training materials (inquire about group discounts)

Instructor: Nonprofit Works President, Paul Mastrodonato, has helped nonprofits obtain funding from foundations, corporations, and government agencies for over 23 years. Paul’s presentation style is known for being informative, interactive, relaxed, and fun.

Pre-registration is required.

For more information about this or other Nonprofit Works courses, call (518) 581-8841, send an email to paul@nonprofitworks.com, or visit www.nonprofitworks.com


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October 12 - NDH Fall Foliage Half Marathon 

Sunday, October 12 Fall Foliage Half Marathon

10:00 AM, Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck

Partial proceeds to benefit NDH Foundation.

Event is being held in partnership with Running Away. To register or for more information, log on to www.fallfoliagehalf.com.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call Nancy Sheehan at the NDH Foundation Office at (845) 871-1711 #12 or email nsheehan@health-quest.org.



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October 13,14,15 - Anne Perry To Appear At Retreat For Women 50 And Over At The Emerson Resort

October 13,14,15 - Women At Woodstock Retreat at the Emerson Resort

Women At Woodstock is hosting a 2-day, 3-night retreat for women 50 or over starting Monday, October 13 at the Emerson Resort & Spa in Mount Tremper. International bestselling author Anne Perry and popular anthologist Victoria Zackheim will keynote and lead 2 days of writing workshops for practicing and aspiring writers. There will also be a Business Incubator, a specialist who will show how to eliminate excess “stuff” and clear our living space, social media marketing workshops for business owners and novices alike, an art-and-reflection SoulCollage workshop, a workshop on how to nail a media interview, with Linda Lowen, co-host of the NPR show, “Take Care,” a workshop on healing trauma through body movement, a “Shark Tank” evening, an open mic night for writers to share their work, “Evening Salon Hours” with wine, a speaker, and guided conversation, and more.  

October 13,14,15 - Women At Woodstock Retreat at the Emerson Resort

Women At Woodstock is not your typical conference or networking event, nor is it a “kumbaya” retreat without substance. It’s a unique combination of the best aspects of a conference, a retreat, and a bonding experience, and it opens doors for people, even alters lives. Find out more about the retreat at http://womenatwoodstock.com, and in this video in which several women talk about their experiences and how the retreats have literally changed their lives: http://youtu.be/x730O3gvUPk. (Local resident Kathy Moretti appears in the video!)

To register for individual workshops, half days, or full days, go to: http://womenatwoodstock.com/register-by-day/. Individual workshops are $72; half days are $144.

Women At Woodstock is offering a huge discount to women in the area. To attend the full retreat at the discounted local-resident price, go to: http://womenatwoodstock.com/register and use code LOCALALLDAYDEAL. The All Day Deal includes the opening night party, all workshops, speakers, and activities, three gourmet dinners, and a gift bag - at a total price of $579 (regular price $1,079). Or use code LOCALSLEEPOVERDEAL to add three nights at the Emerson Resort Lodge at the special rate of $879 for everything, lodging included (regular price $1,479).



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Starting October 27 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

- Save the Date
EBA Mixer
Monday October 27 at Olivieri's, on the Strand

- View Info & Event Calendars for our Networking Partners
click here for listings: http://www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/memberprivileges.html

- Is There Art in Esopus?
Sevan Melikyan, Director of Wired Gallery and Michele Riddell of Unframed Artists Gallery have just created and distributed "The Gunks Art Trail", a map of galleries and all locations that exhibit art. They are planning an eastern Ulster County version of the map. Contact EBA if you display art at your business location and would like to be included. View their map at www.gunksarttrail.com

- EBA Members Guide
We've put together a membership reference guide to help you understand your benefits and membership procedures. This is in a .pdf format for you to print out or save to your files.
Click here for the guide

- Participate in our Member-to-Member Discount Program
What better than to reward all of us who shop local!

- Be an event co-sponsor
We are always seeking food and beverage sponsors for our Meetings and Mixers. Any interest? Your business will benefit by the recognition it will receive on our website, Newsflash and spoken word.

- Any interest in becoming a Corporate Partner?
Contact us for info at esopusalliance@gmail.com.

- EBA Officers:
President
Howard Slotnick
Slotnick Signs & Designs

Vice President
Jessica Winchell
Global Palate Restaurant

Treasurer
Luke Keyser
Keyser Funeral Services

Social Networking Coordinator
Kathy Milhaven
Always There Home Care

Membership & Activities
Kirk Jensen
LTC Financial

Community Liaison
Rosane Balistreri
Rose Cottage Interiors

- Become a fan on FaceBook and view photos of our meetings, mixers and events

Esopus Business Alliance
www.EsopusBusinessAlliance.org
PO Box 1
Port Ewen, NY 12466
esopusalliance@gmail.com
(845) 384-1650


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November 1,2 - Crafts at Purchase: A Fine Craft Event 

Crafts at Purchase
A Benefit for the Performing Arts Center
November 1 and 2, 2014

A Fine Craft Event
Featuring 100 Visionary Artists

Excited to start holiday shopping but don’t know where to begin? Come to Crafts at Purchase, November 1st and 2nd, 2014, for the opportunity to find unique, high quality and artistic handmade gifts. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the exclusive opportunity to meet 100 visionary jury-selected craft artists and purchase their latest work.

Crafts at Purchase, a benefit for the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, will feature many new artists never before seen in Westchester as well as seasoned returning artists. The show will include inventive one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, clothing and accessories, home decor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural works in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. There will be a special pop-up showcase highlighting work from Westchester’s renowned Clay Art Center.

- Featured Artists
Fine artists and craftspeople will be traveling from 15 states across the country to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind work. There will be something for everyone including: sculpture and art furniture made of salvaged architectural elements and found objects by Mark Orr (Michigan); colorful hand-blown glass perfume bottles by Mary Angus (Vermont); hand-woven scarves, vests, hats and ties for men and women by Cecelia Fritelli and Richard Lockwood (New York); elaborate ceramic and bronze animal-form vessels by Dan Ferguson (Texas); bold necklaces that utilize artifacts and materials found in nature by Sharon Rosenthal (Pennsylvania). A full list of Crafts at Purchase artists is available at www.artrider.com.

- Featured Showcase
The Clay Art Center of Port Chester's showcase features a selection of work by the Clay Art Center teachers, students and invited guest artists. The Clay Art Center, founded in 1957, is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement of the ceramic arts and provides studio space, classes, workshops and gallery space for professional artists and clay enthusiasts www.clayartcenter.org.

- Produced By:
Crafts at Purchase is directed by Artrider Productions the creators and producers of Crafts at Lyndhurst, Westchester's nationally acclaimed craft show series in Tarrytown, as well as several other of the nation's most successful fine craft shows such as the Rhinebeck Arts Festival, CraftNewYork, CraftWestport, and CraftMorristown.

The event is being produced in conjunction with the Prompters, the Center's volunteer corps, and all proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Performing Arts Center.

- Details
Show hours are Saturday, November 1 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, November 2 from 10am-5pm. General admission is $10 and includes free parking. The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, just off Route 287 at Exit 8E, in Purchase, New York.

For more information visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900.

Media and press queries: Laura Kandel, crafts@artrider.com, 845.331.1337


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November 7 - November 7 - Jewish Family Services of Ulster County 7th Annual Circles of Caring Conference 




Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
Save the Date!
Friday November 7th, 2014
8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
At the Garden Plaza Hotel in Kingston

7th Annual Circles of Caring Conference
“Healthy Aging and Caregiving Through Positivity and Mindfulness”
Speakers, workshops, experts, community, tips!

$25 Conference Fee (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Registration Opens Sept 1st

Scholarships Available

Sponsors and Vendors Needed! Please Contact JFS at (845) 338 2980 for details.

Jewish Family Services has proudly served Seniors of all faiths since 2000

www.jfsulster.org or call (845) 338 2980


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December 12-14 - Holiday Craft Morristown

Holiday CraftMorristown
December 12, 13, 14, 2014
The Extraordinary Handmade Gift

Holiday CraftMorristown returns December 12, 13, 14, to the Armory on Western Avenue for its 24th year, displaying contemporary work by 165 artists and craftspeople from across the country. These exceptional, jury-selected artists infuse each piece with their distinctive creative vision. Their outstanding craftsmanship of handmade masterpieces make extraordinary gifts loved ones will never forget. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest designs at New Jersey’s most unique shopping event of the holiday season.

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture, and home décor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Visitors should be sure to plan on visiting the gourmet specialty food section to fully experience handcrafted delights.

- Featured National Artists
Fine artists and craftspeople will be traveling from 20 states across the country to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind creations. Shoppers and collectors will find great gifts for the home, family and friends, such as; three-dimensional structural steel jewelry by Donna D’Aquino (Maine); urban, yet elegant, boldly colored wool scarves and gloves by Kristin Gereau (Wisconsin); contemporary, abstract art quilts by Ann Brauer (Massachusetts); customizable, structured leather handbags in every size, shape, pattern or color by Greg Roche (California); humorous life-size dolls by Barbara and Eli Lalicich (Niagara Falls). A full list of Holiday CraftMorristown artists is available at www.artrider.com.

- Featured Local Artists
New Jersey is well represented with items from 20 outstanding artists including quirky sterling silver jewelry in the form of bugs, kitchen wares, and body parts by Ricky Boscarino (Sandyston) and hand-blown, colorful, glass vases, tumblers and flowers by Jake Pfeifer (Gladstone). The Potters’ Guild of New Jersey will be displaying and selling diverse pieces by some of the most talented ceramic artists in New Jersey including Marguerite Brennan (Summit) with her hand-built, porcelain bowls and mugs featuring whimsical animal imagery. A full list of Holiday CraftMorristown artists is available at www.artrider.com.

- Featured Expriences
Holiday CraftMorristown is not just great shopping, but also a great place to watch and participate in demonstrations. Don Hart will be spinning his wood turning lathe and showing how to make his signature pens and Patricia Disantis will be hosting make-your-own Shibumi scarf workshops during the entire show. It’s a great way to wear your memories home.

- Details
The show hours for Holiday CraftMorristown are Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $9 (includes unlimited re-entry); seniors are $8; children under 6 are free. The Morristown Armory is located on Western Ave. in Morristown, NJ and is most accessible from Route 287. Visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900 for more information.

CraftMorristown is produced by Artrider Productions, Inc., based in Woodstock, New York, www.artrider.com.  Since 1982 Artrider has produced nationally-acclaimed craft shows in the northeast that maintain the highest standards and reflect an unwavering dedication to excellence. Artrider is pleased to support many non-profit arts and social organizations in the communities where it hosts its shows. Artrider is proud to support the crafts community through its efforts on behalf of Craft Emergency Relief Fund.

Media and press queries: Laura Kandel, crafts@artrider.com, 845.331.1337



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Additional Resources To Reference for Workshops, Events & Happenings, And Information on Ulster County, New York

There are lots of organizations in the community that offer workshops, events, happenings, and activities. Here are a few places that you can tap into and check out for more details:

About Town Guide Calendar Listings

Chambers & Other Business Organizations

Chronogram Calendar Listings

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work & Play in Ulster County Newsletter 'Good For You!'

Cumulus Broadcasting Calendar Listings

Family Of Woodstock Inc. Events

Historic Huguenot Street Events Calendar

Home Town Locator, Ulster County NY

It's About The Hudson Valley

Libraries in Ulster County

NewPaltz.org Annual Event Listings

Phoenicia Times Calendar Listings

Pine Hill Community Center Happenings

Tourism, Ulster County

Townships in Ulster County

Ulster Publishing Event Listings

Visit Vortex Event Listings

Wikipedia, Ulster County, NY



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Free Motorcycle

Free 2008 Honda CDR Motorcycle 1000 RR. It is in excellent condition.  If interested, for more information, contact ChristMorgan077@outlook.com


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Real Estate Salesperson Licensing & Professional Development Classes Held In New Paltz And Other Locations 

Have You Ever Considered A Real Estate License In New York State?

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center has the courses you need.

1. Complete the 75 Hour Pre-Licensing Course Online or in the classroom http://manfred.fastclass.com
http://www.manfredrelc.com/courses.asp

Upcoming 75-Hour Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Classes are being held at 920 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110

August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2014
Fee: $425 plus textbook and tax.

2. Prepare for the State Exam and pass the Manfred School Exam proctored
15 Cities Across NYS, including Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and Hudson NY.

3. Register for the State Exam and PASS!
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/licensing/eaccessny.html

4. Choose a Sponsoring Broker:
http://www.manfredrelc.com/career.asp

5. Visit the Manfred Real Estate Learning Center online or in the classroom to fulfill your 22.5 hour continuing education requirement to include a minimum of 3 hours of Fair Housing every 2 years

Manfred has the Licensing and Continuing Education courses you need!
Real Estate Salesperson/Broker Licensing - Appraisal Licensing - Assessor Certification – Mortgage Loan Originator – Online/Classroom – Business Building Seminars
www.manfredrelc.com

Our staff is waiting for your call and eager to assist you with your new career.

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center, Inc.
Your Full Service Real Estate School Since 1987

For more information, visit us on the web at www.manfredRELC.com
or contact usat:
(518) 489-1682 or Toll Free 1-800-559-7352
info@Manfredrelc.com
or register online at www.manfredrelc.com


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Advertising Opportunities with GoodLife Youth Journal Publication for Families and Youth

GoodLife Youth Journal

Introduce yourself and your family to a wholesome NEW publication written and illustrated by kids and young adults. The GoodLife provides an alternative, giving kids purpose, experience and a better way to fulfill their lives and influence others in a positive way.

Purchase an ad to our free publication & help a young adult get paid to create!

The Journal is a forum featuring artwork, photographs and their unique insights into life.
Creating something special as part of a team while contributing to the greater good of our community.

Take out an advertisement in the GoodLife Youth Journal.
Sponsor an article
Many display ad sizes available.

Click here for full Media Kit
 

Distribution:
The Journal is distributed free to over 100 shops and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley with projections of continued growth.

Circulation:
Each new print issue sees 5,000 new journals circulated. In addition, the online version is seen by thousands via the GoodLife Website, PDF downloads and other established sites such as Issuu.com

Frequency:
The Journal currently comes out on a quarterly basis. Already involved in sponsorship of events such as Thru the Eyes of Youth art show, plans are underway to expand into workshops and classes.

Editorial Content:
This journal is written and illustrated exclusively by young people ages 10-20. Article range from celebrity interviews to fiction to advice columns and everything in-between. The Wall features drawings, cartoons, manga and photography.

Good Life Youth Journal for the Hudson Valley, NY

Our mailing address is
GoodLife Publishing
20 Mountain View Ave
Woodstock, NY 12498

For any questions or to purchase an ad or become a supporter contact: 
Cathy McNamara at (845) 679-0908, or (845) 332-3353,
goodlifejournal@gmail.com
or visit our Website: GoodLifeYouthJournal.com

Follow us on Facebook.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Submit Announcements For This Online / E-Newsletter!

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

ONLINE/E-NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

DEADLINE to submit any news that you may wish to share for inclusion this Online Community News Page, published by TheCommunityGuide.net and First Connections, Inc., is generally by the 15th of the month, for the following month's edition. The headline of the announcement will also appear on our Home Page during that period of time, as well as be included in the next edition of the monthly E-Newsletter, which is disseminated via email to over 2200. 

If you do NOT already have an existing advertising arrangement with TheCommunityGuide.net, you can still submit an announcement for the Online/E-Newsletter.  General announcements are at $15 per edition.  Save with a package deal - 5 months of announcements for $60; 12 months for $120.

To submit a general announcement, simply email the details that you wish to share in paragraph form as text, in either the body of an email or attached as a word doc, to info@firstcx.com. No jpgs or pdfs please.  The size of the announcement should not exceed what would be considered one full-page printed word document.

If you also want to include an image with the announcement, there is an additional $10 fee per image. Email the image in appropriate format - jpg or gif, 72dpi, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels - to info@firstcx.com

Feature Spotlights offer premium exposure in both the Online and E-Newsletter.  Cost is $125/edition. Submit your text announcement and image, as per above, to info@firstcx.com.

PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


REAL ESTATE PROPERTY LISTINGS SUBMISSIONS:

Real Estate Agents can submit property listing for inclusion in our online resource.  It's a great way to keep us all connected with those interested in finding out more about the Ulster County Area.  Property listings will stay up on our site for about a month.

Inclusion of property listings are at $15 per listing/per newsletter edition; images are extra at an additional $10 each/edition.   

Real Estate Property Listings should be submitted generally by the 15th of the month, as TEXT, in one paragraph, like a listing in a classifieds section (no pdfs, jpgs).

If you would like to participate, please include the following details for each property listing:

--Town Location (Example: Woodstock; Kingston; New Paltz; etc.)
--Type of listing (i.e., House For Sale, Apartment For Rent, Land For Sale, Commercial Listing, etc.)  
--Description
--Plus, any appropriate links, contact information, price, etc.    

Images should be submitted as a jpg or gif, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels, 72dpi, rgb color, optimized for the web.

Email details for each property listing, to info@firstcx.com or contact Gail with any questions, 845-679-0569.


PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


QUESTIONS?   

Please contact us with any questions and for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com
www.TheCommunityGuide.net



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TheCommunityGuide Advertising And Sponsorship Opportunities

TheCommunityGuide.net

First Connections, Inc., Publisher of TheCommunityGuide.net Online and this Community Newsletter, has been serving the Ulster County community since 1999 and is your First Connection to the Businesses, Services & Resources in Ulster County.

We appreciate the opportunity to work together and help promote your information to those living in, thinking of moving to, working in, playing in, or spending time in the Ulster County area.

Many advertising opportunities abound. Click HERE for Full Advertising Details, or click links below for specific details on the options you may prefer...

--Posting details for General Announcements Online in this Community Online News Page with title of announcement in corresponding monthly E-Newsletter

--Posting details for Real Estate Property Listings Online in this Community Online/E-Newsletter

--Details for advertising in our Main Online Resource Guide

--Details for advertising in our Print Publications

--Details on our "Gifts That Benefit" Program

--Details on Sponsorship Packages


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

• Advertising Benefits

• Payments

• Refunds



Thank you for your considerations to help support our efforts and those in the community. We look forward to the possibility of working together.

TheCommunityGuide.net
Gail Kandel / Publisher
845-679-0569
info@firstcx.com



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Open Position At Family Of Woodstock's Child Care Council 

Apply by September 19

Family of Woodstock's Child Care Council is hiring for a Legally Exempt Enrollment Manager. The position includes processing applications, offering technical assistance and conducting home inspections/complaints for legally exempt childcare providers. Training adults in the topics of early childhood and program development is also required. The position requires excellent communication skills and organizational skills with attention to detail, and computer skills. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Qualifications for the position is a minimum of a Bachelors degree or an Associates degree in Early Childhood/related field and experience in the child care field.

Must have a reliable vehicle for transportation.

Monday-Friday at $13.59 per hour (35 hours) Family of Woodstock offers an excellent benefit package.

If interested send cover letter and resume to Kerry Wolfeil, Family’s Child Care Council, PO BOX 3718, Kingston, NY 12402 or kwolfeil@familyofwoodstockinc.org no later than September 19th.


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Job Posting MISN

Posted 9/18/14

We are seeking a high energy, knowledgeable Program Coordinator to continue building on our collective successes.

Interested individuals may email a resume and cover letter to: resumes@misn-ny.org.

Thank you,
Caren Fairweather
Executive Director
Maternal-Infant Services Network
Your Mid-Hudson Perinatal Network Since 1990
cfairweather@misn-ny.org
www.misn-ny.org
(845) 561-3575 x 304

Maternal-Infant Collaborative Program Coordinator
For Ulster and Sullivan Counties

Background Information: The Program Coordinator is an excellent communicator who oversees initiatives that result in community and organizational systems changes in order to improve health across the lifespan for high-risk women of childbearing age. Exempt, full time position.

Job Duties:
- Coordinate activities and outcomes across sub-contracted and other partnering agencies including Community Health Centers and County Health Departments.
- Oversee development, analysis and community presentation of results of community participatory Photo Voice research.
- Facilitate referrals from multiple agencies that service women at high risk of poor birth outcomes including those serving individuals who are Medicaid eligible, immigrant, migrant, have developmental and cognitive disabilities, or experience the effects of poor social determinants of health.
- Create and implement social marketing, social media and health literacy campaigns on preconception, prenatal and inter-conception health.
- Facilitate group education for consumers and training for staff on related topics.
- Oversee program deliverables and provide technical assistance to sub-contracted Community Health Worker programs in Ulster and Sullivan counties.
- Produce quarterly reports on activities for MISN and sub-contracted agencies.
- Frequent travel to multiple locations throughout Ulster and Sullivan counties.
- Convene Community Partner Coalition meetings to identify what is working, and where there are challenges to engaging the target populations.
- Create and facilitate presentations depicting health and social data.
- Create social marketing/media campaigns to improve population health.

Requirements:
- Masters degree in Human Services, Public Health, Health Education, Social Work or related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree and related experience considered.
- Knowledge of reproductive, preconception, prenatal and postpartum health.
- Experience coordinating and reporting on grant-funded programs.
- Experience/commitment to health equality and social justice.
- Proven ability to achieve goals across health and human services agencies.
- Experience with participatory research and/or qualitative research methods.
- Proficient with software and social media: Excel, Power Point, Acrobat, Facebook, Blogs



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Position Available - Creating Healthy Places Educator 

Apply by September 29, 2014

Creating Healthy Places Program Educator - Kingston, NY

The Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play (CHP) Educator will primarily be responsible for implementing the Healthy Neighborhood Store project under the supervision of the CHP Program Coordinator. The CHP Educator will also provide assistance with the Community Garden and Farmer’s Market projects when requested by the CHP Coordinator. Additionally, the CHP Educator will work with CHP staff to promote and sustain the project through the development of outreach materials to build and maintain relationships with CHP partners, community leaders and local government officials within the targeted communities. The CHP Educator will represent Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County and the Creating Healthy Places Project when interacting with the CHP Partners, community leaders, community organizations, local government officials and the public.
Associate's Degree or High School Diploma and minimum of 2 years related work or volunteer experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

For a complete position description, visit www.cceulster.org.

This is a 0.5 FTE Position with benefits. $16.59/hour for approximately 20 hours per week.

Online application only. Application deadline is September 29, 2014.

For questions, contact Leah Cadwallader at LC267@cornell.edu or 845-340-3990

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate governmental agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Positions Available With TheCommunityGuide.net, published by First Connections, Inc.

JOIN OUR TEAM!

PRINT BROCHURES DISTRIBUTERS:
P/T positiion for distribution of our small print pieces throughout Ulster County, and parts of Dutchess County and beyond. Own car necessary. Must be reliable and organized. Will consider hiring multiple persons so that those interested only in specific areas can still apply. Very part time and not consistent; dependent on when print pieces are back from printers and needing distribution. Paid as 1099 independent consultant.

References required.  Email Gail to discuss further at info@firstcx.com


ADVERTISING SALES:
Looking for terrific person to join our sales team.
P/T or F/T. Sell ad space for our on-line community resources and special print projects. Great opportunity! Great potential!

Experienced ad sales persons preferred. Work out of your own space and make your own schedule. Commission based. Paid as independent consultant (1099 Form).

References required.  Email resume or note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR:
P/T Project coordinator for special projects as needed, to research and verify information included in our online publication serving Ulster County area. 

Efforts require verifying existing details, and/or researching new details on internet, local publications and other sources, and then confirming info with appropriate persons over phone or via email to make sure all information is valid and up to date. 

Must be organized, reliable, very detail oriented, have high integrity, patience with people, sense of humor. 

Flexible schedule, work in own home so must be comfortable to set up and work in own setting.  Must have computer, reliable phone (best if can talk hands free).  MS Word is important, and familiarity with word tables and excel just for recording info is helpful.  Fax helpful, but not required. 

Pay is at $9/hour to start, plus possible commission.  Number of hours dependent on current project(s) available, but generally very part time.  Paid as 1099 independent consultant.

References required from previous employment.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com


INTERNS:
Assist our efforts in compiling and verifying information included in this community resource, and be involved in special projects.

Email resume or  note to Gail at info@firstcx.com

 

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September 10 - United Way's Annual Day of Caring - Volunteers And Sponsors Needed (RSVP August 15)

- Join Us September 10!
(RSVP by August 15)
For the Day of Caring, volunteer teams work at an assigned local not-for-profit agency between 9 AM-12 PM, assisting with activities such as stocking food pantries, sorting books and toys for holiday baskets, painting, gardening and light landscaping, small repair projects, and assisting clients.

After the team's task is completed, all volunteers are invited to a community barbecue from Noon to 2 PM at the Town of Ulster Park on the banks of the Hudson, courtesy of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, Home Plate Deli, Pro-Sound Entertainment, and Stewart's Shops.

The event is a true Ulster County celebration of community spirit.

- Volunteer Teams and Sponsors Needed!
You can help in several ways. As an event sponsor, giving a financial or in-kind donation (such as food/supplies for the picnic or materials for projects), you/your company will be formally recognized at the event and in all publicity materials.

You can also put together a company team, representing your business/organization and rewarding your staff or fellow employees with a meaningful day of community service, and team building. All volunteers, teams, and sponsors will be recognized at the picnic.

For more details on volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, download the DOC brochure.

Sign Up Today!

- Upcoming Events
Loaned Executive Training Starts August 20, 2014
For more information on this great volunteer opportunity, click here, www.ulsterunitedway.org/get-involved/volunteer/loaned-executive!

Shop for a Cause
$5 Shopping Passes available at the United Way office for Macy's annual Shop for a Cause on Saturday, August 23rd.
Save 25% all day, some restrictions apply.
Stop by the office or contact Su Marcy, 845-331-4199, x2 or marcys@hvc.rr.com to pick up your shopping pass today!

Friday, September 5th
2014 Campaign Kick-off Lunch at Twaalfskill Golf Club
Noon to 2 p.m.

Be a Volunteer Tax Preparer!
All training provided.
Click here for more details.
http://www.ulsterunitedway.org/get-involved/volunteer/tax-preparer

United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401


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United Way Of Ulster County - Tax Volunteers Make A Difference 

- We Need You!
The Ulster County CA$H Coalition, led by the United Way, is recruiting Volunteer Tax Preparers for its Super Saturday tax preparation days at the Hudson Valley Mall from January 28 - March 14, 2015.

- Won't you help?
The mission of the Ulster County CA$H Coalition is to help low-wage workers access the Earned Income Tax Credit, and any other tax credits for which they are eligible, in an effort to improve their financial stability.

"This is not just about doing taxes. This is about making a real difference in people's lives." Paul Edlund, Volunteer Tax Preparer

Last year, the Ulster County CA$H Coalition volunteers helped 165 local families access $259,387 in tax credits and refunds. Families used the credits to pay rent and utilities, and buy basic necessities like food and clothing. Not only is it a program that helps local families, it helps the local economy too!

If you've been a Volunteer Tax Preparer in previous years, we'd love to welcome you back. If you're new to the program, we look forward to working with you. Training for new volunteers is mandatory, and for both new volunteers and those who want to "brush up", training is now done online at www.taxwise.com.

Once you have confirmed your interest in preparing taxes, we will mail you the instructions for site access to complete the training. All volunteers will need to be IRS certified (complete the training!) to participate in this initiative.

The Ulster County CA$H Coalition has been cited for its thorough, compassionate, and professional approach, and we are proud of our efforts to bring needed income to the hard-working, low-income population in Ulster County.

If you are interested in joining our team this year, click here to review the job description and download the volunteer information form, complete and return to Su Marcy (marcys@hvc.rr.com).  We look forward to working with you on this important initiative.

Dates for the Super Saturdays, when the tax preparation takes place, are:
January 28 - February 7 - February 21
February 28 - March 8 - March 15

The expectation is that a volunteer commits for a minimum of two Saturdays.

Send in your Volunteer Information Form today and join our team!

The Ulster County CA$H* Coalition = *Creating Assets, Savings & Hope.

- Gear Up for a Great 2014 United Way Campaign!
United Way
Campaign Kickoff Luncheon
Friday, September 5th
Twaalfskill Golf Club
Noon to 2 p.m.

Invitation

- Day of Caring
September 10
Join us for this annual community service event, help out Community Fund Agencies, learn the difference your donation makes for local programs, and celebrate the start of Campaign 2014.
Read More... http://www.ulsterunitedway.org/get-involved/events/day-of-caring

United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845-331-4199, Fax: 845-331-4789
www.ulsterunitedway.org


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UlsterCorps Action Alerts, News And Volunteer Opportunities

News & Volunteer Opportunities:

Get Involved - UlsterCorps Needs YOUR Help!
UlsterCorps connects volunteers with service opportunities in Ulster County. Whenever you can offer an hour or more of your time, there is a local agency or project that could use your help. Join our community of Ulster County residents who are reaching out to help people and projects in need.
 
Additional information is available on the UlsterCorps website, www.ulstercorps.org.  

Got a day or an hour to give?
All the events listed below could use your help:

There are several very informative, engaging and free disaster response-related trainings and events coming up:

Tuesday 9/30 -5:30-7pm
Shandaken Area Disaster Response and Recovery Meeting
St Francis de Sales Parish Hall, 109 Main St, Phoenicia, NY 12464

Saturday 10/4 10am-12pm
County Animal Response Team Training
Kingston Library, 55 Franklin St, Kingston, NY

Additional Volunteer Opportunities:

9/22, 9/29
Gleaning at Huguenot St Farm
New Paltz - 481-0331

9/23
YMCA Farm Project Harvest Party and Film Screening
Kingston - 332-2927

9/26-28
Center for Spectrum Services Playground Build
Kingston - 336-2616

9/27
RVGA Barn Dance & BBQ
High Falls - 626-1532

9/27
Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training
Hurley - 481-0331

9/28
Community Foundation Garden Party
Stone Ridge - 338-2535

9/28
Mustard Seeds at Elting Library Fair
New Paltz - 481-0331

9/30
Shandaken Area Disaster Response and Recovery Meeting
Phoenicia - 481-0331

10/4
County Animal Response Team Training
Kingston - 379-1098

10/7
Crime Victims Program Volunteer Training
Kingston - 340-3446

10/10 - 10/12
O+ Festival
volunteers@opositivefestival.org

10/15, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1
Ulster Literacy Tutor Training
Kingston - 331-6837

10/26
Common Ground Harvest Celebration
Stone Ridge - 481-0331

10/28
Ulster County Animal Response Team (UCART) Meeting for All Volunteers
Kingston - 379-1098

11/1
5th Annual UlsterCorps Service Sprint + Zombie Escape
Rosendale - 481-0331

More Opportunities...
www.ulstercorps.org

- For Youth and Families: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=2109
- By Skillset: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=9003
- By Agency Type: http://www.ulstercorps.org/?page_id=4723

ULSTERCORPS
PO Box 34
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
845-481-0331
volunteer@ulstercorps.org
www.ulstercorps.org


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Volunteer Opportunity Resources:

• Visit www.TheCommunityGuide.net to read about some volunteer opportunities available in Ulster County

• Visit www.Ulstercorps.org for additional volunteer opportunities and more


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REAL ESTATE LICENSING & pROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT eDUCATION:


Have You Ever Considered A Real Estate License In New York State?

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center offers professional development courses and licensing in:

Real Estate Salesperson/Broker Licensing - Appraisal Licensing - Assessor Certification – Mortgage Loan Originator – Online/Classroom – Business Building Seminars

CLICK HERE to read more details about this opportunity, or contact:

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center
www.ManfredRELC.com and http://manfred.fastclass.com
Find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ManfredRELC
(518) 489-1682, or Toll Free (800) 559-7352; Fax: (518) 489-5499.
920 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110.
info@manfredrelc.com

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REAL ESTATE WANTED:



Seeking A Long Term Rental In The Rondout Valley For Home Based Dog Boarding Business




I have an established home based dog boarding business. I care for the most well- behaved dogs in the Hudson Valley. I am seeking a space that will house me and my dogs, a little off the beaten path with a fenced in yard, or a space where fence installation is possible. Property with readily accessible forested land and/or bodies of water is ideal.

Additionally, I help people to create non toxic environments in their homes and businesses. I am a Holistic Healthcare Counselor, an Interfaith Minister, and an avid organic gardener. I create organic, non-toxic cleaning and body products.

For professional and personal references please contact me:
Dawn Deevy
845-706-8447
http://dawnsdogboarding.vpweb.com

http://www.gofundme.com/5gd47c 



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VACATION RENTALS & LODGING:


See also Lodging & Accommodations Page for additional accommodations.



Milton, NY - Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa in Milton, NY

www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.
info@buttermilkfallsinn.com
• Buttermilk Falls' extraordinary 75-acre Hudson River estate offers a remarkable selection of lodgings, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic kitchen garden and orchard and a world-class spa. Join us at Buttermilk Falls for the day, for an evening, for a weekend or a weeklong retreat ...or for your very special event.



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Woodstock NY - A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Vacation Rental Retreat

A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway Woodstock NY VAcation Rental
In the Heart of Woodstock!
Treat yourself to a romantic retreat in your own private hideaway overlooking the
spectacular Tannery Brook waterfall in the quaint and artsy village of Woodstock. Walk to galleries, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, or relax on your covered balcony overlooking the beautiful falls! This newly renovated and immaculate second floor retreat is tastefully decorated with original art, crafts and home furnishings from Woodstock's SweetHeart Gallery. Prepare meals in your fully-equipped country kitchen with granite/butcher block counter tops. Relax in your deep soaking tub surrounded by cool slate/glass tiles. Snuggle on the fold-out couch in the living room in front of the large flat-screen cable TV. Or slip away to the reading/writing nook and get lost in a book, your thoughts or the view! At night, stretch out on your queen-size bed with luxury linens, and fall asleep to the sound of crickets and falling water! new to the vacation rental market and now offering a reduced introductory rate! Property Owners Lila & Norman Bacon, SweetHeart Gallery, LLC. Contact Property Manager Judy Atwood
Phone: (845) 810-2732 Alt. Phone: (845) 332-7332. Email: judy-atwood@earthlink.net
aWoodstockWaterfallHideaway.com
WoodstockNYVacationRental.com


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How To Submit Real Estate Property Listings

Property Listings can be submitted for inclusion in our online resource.  It's a great way to keep us all connected with those interested in finding out more about the Ulster County Area.  Property listings will stay up on our site for about a month.

Inclusion of property listings are at $15 each/per newsletter edition; images are extra at an additional $10 each.   

Real Estate Property Listings should be submitted generally by the 15th of the month, as TEXT, in one paragraph, like a listing in a classifieds section (no pdfs, jpgs).

If you would like to participate, please include the following details for each property listing:

--Town Location (Example: Woodstock; Kingston; New Paltz; etc.)
--Type of listing (i.e., House For Sale, Apartment For Rent, Land For Sale, Commercial Listing, etc.)  
--Description
--Plus, any appropriate links, contact information, price, etc.    

Images should be submitted as a jpg or gif, no larger than 200 pixels x 100 pixels, 72dpi, rgb color, optimized for the web.

Email details for each property listing, to info@firstcx.com or contact Gail with any questions, 845-679-0569.


PAYMENT DETAILS:

If payment is due, checks can be made payable to First Connections, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 42, Woodstock, NY 12498.  We also accept VISA and MC, but please call with the credit card details, 845-679-0569; do not email them.


QUESTIONS?   

Please contact us with any questions and for further details on advertising and sponsorship opportunities.

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DISASTER RELIEF AND STORM PREPAREDNESS:

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Disaster Relief Resources

Ulster County Information Phone Number: To be used during storms and other emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Ulster County Emergency Services News:
www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com

FEMA Disaster Aid Information
Call or Fill in a questionnaire online to get a personalized list of programs and agencies that handle specific disaster recovery such as Business and Industrial Loans, Disaster Resources for Older Americans, Rural Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants, etc.
www.Disasterassistance.gov
1-800-621-3362

Small Business Administration (SBA) Hotline at
www.sba.gov
1-800-659-2955

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center
www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/4/2817
716-843-4100
TTY: 1-800-877-8339

Small Business Administration (SBA) \ for Homeowners and Renters

for Disaster Recovery Loans to repair or replace homes
www.sba.gov/sba-direct/results
e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339)

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Hudson
Valley Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

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NYS Storm Disaster Relief Resources For Those Affected By Storms Sandy, Irene, Lee

NY Rising
Call our Recovery Hotline
8:30am-4:30pm weekdays
1-855-NYS-SANDY
(1-855-697-7263)
http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/nyrcr/regions/hudson-valley-catskills

NYS Empire State Development
www.esd.ny.gov/stormrecovery.asp

Small Businesses HOTLINE:
1-855-NYS-SANDY (7263)

FEMA
www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

Salvation Army: Serving New York City, Mid-Hudson Valley, Long Island
120 West 14th Street
New York, NY  10011-7393
(212) 337-7200
www.use.salvationarmy.org/gnyd

National Disaster Distress Helpline: Hurricane Sandy Resources
The national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH), a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), offers specialized crisis counseling and support for anyone struggling with emotional distress related to Hurricane Sandy. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990; “Press 1” for Hurricane Sandy) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to local community-based resources for Sandy survivors, first responders, and anyone who may be experiencing ongoing distress, anxiety, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts/feelings and other mental health concerns. Calls and texts are answered by trained crisis counselors from a DDH-supported network of Sandy “Affected Area Centers” staffed by MHA-NYC and the Mental Health Association of New Jersey. For more information visit http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov or email lbenblatt@mhaofnyc.org.


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Severe Weather Preparedness In Your Car - Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build A Kit, Be Involved  

Preparedness Tips and Helpful Links:
- Alternative Route to the Rescue
Your everyday commute may be interrupted by unexpected events preventing you from making it on time to your destination.
This is just one event that raised the question, “what do I need if I have to unexpectedly shelter-in-place (http://www.ready.gov/shelter)?”
 
Maybe it’s not weather that will affect your commute, but a traffic accident that might cause some delay in your day. The best plan is to save time by planning ahead:
- Download and Explore Ready.gov’s Commuter Emergency Plan (http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/90370); 
· Prepare a preparedness kit for your car;
· Establish a communication plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan) to contact loves ones;
· Download your local transit app; or
· Have cash and coins handy for transit fare boxes or to purchase goods.

Remember the time to plan is now, not later! Visit http://www.ready.gov/ for a list of ways to be prepared for natural disasters.

- Winter Survival Kit for Your Car
Equip your car with these items:
- blankets
- first aid kit
- a can and waterproof matches (to melt snow for water)
- windshield scraper
booster cables
- road maps
- mobile phone
- compass
- tool kit
- paper towels
- bag of sand or cat litter(to pour on ice or snow for added traction)
- tow rope
- tire chains (in areas with heavy snow)
- collapsible shovel
- container of water and high-calorie canned or dried foods
and a can opener
- flashlight and extra batteries
- canned compressed
- air with sealant (for emergency tire repair)
- brightly colored cloth

One Last Cool Tip . . .
Taking preventive action is your best defense against having to deal with extreme cold-weather conditions. By preparing your home and car in advance for winter emergencies, and by observing safety precautions during times of extremely cold weather, you can reduce the risk of weather-related health problems.


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Preparedness Checklists For Storms & Hurricanes

A hurricane is on its way. What do I do?

See below for preparedness checklists and resources in the area:

FROM NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVIES:

Tips and Reminders:
http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/safety-info/publicsafety/winter.cfm

FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS:

Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).

Close your windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.

Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.

Turn off propane tank.

Unplug small appliances.

Fill your car’s gas tank.

Create an evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.

Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs and make plans for your pets to be cared for.

Obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.

Find more at
www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/hurricane
www.redcross.org/prepare
www.redcross.org/ny/albany


FROM FEMA:

www.fema.gov

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Gather Information
Plan & Take Action
Recover
Resources

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

Recommended Supplies List (PDF)
Recommended Supplies List (Text)

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

For additional information, tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, visit
www.Ready.gov (or in Spanish at www.Listo.gov).  The FEMA mobile site (http://m.fema.gov), smartphone app (http://www.fema.gov/smartphone-app), and text messages (http://www.fema.gov/text-messages) also provide regular updates. Sharing information using social media tools is also a good way for residents to stay informed. 

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


FROM CENTRAL HUDSON:

www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy

Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings.

Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy.

Refuel vehicles and ensure they are in good working condition.

Have a phone that does not require an electric outlet to operate. Charge cell phones or have a car cell phone charger.

Stock water and packaged or canned foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking. Be sure to have a non-electric can opener.

Have a battery powered radio to keep informed of restoration efforts.

Ensure adequate supplies of medications, cash & other necessities.

Have a plan to check on vulnerable neighbors and family members.

You can access a mobile version of Central Hudson’s website with your web-enabled cell  phone or mobile device at mobile.CentralHudson.com.

Recent updates to our apps were made earlier this month and users need to download these updates at CentralHudson.com/mobileapp for complete access.

Also...

» Stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, and lines that may be entangled and hidden in fallen trees. Assume a downed line is live.
» Avoid using candles for illumination.
» Never use outdoor gas or charcoal grills indoors, as they pose a _re hazard and, over time, can give o_ deadly carbon monoxide gas. Use these appliances outdoors only, with proper ventilation. Operate motor vehicles outdoors only, and never in the garage.
CentralHudson.com/mobileapp

Near Power Lines:

If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. The ground around power lines may be energized. Call Central Hudson immediately and we'll take care of the problem.

Do not attempt to move a downed power line or anything else in contact with it by using an object such as a broom or stick. Even non-conductive materials like wood or cloth, can conduct electricity if even slightly wet.

You cannot tell whether or not a power line is energized just by looking at it. You should assume that all downed power lines are live.

The proper way to move away from the power line is to shuffle away with small steps, keeping your feet together and on the ground at all times. This will minimize the potential for a strong electric shock.

If you see someone who is in direct or indirect contact with the downed line, do not touch the person. Call 911 for help.

Be careful not to touch or step in water near where a downed power line is located.
Do not drive over downed power lines.

If your car comes in contact with a downed power line while you are inside, stay in the car. Honk your horn to summon help, but direct others to stay away from your car. Stay inside and wait for rescue crews. Do not try to help someone else from the car while you are standing on the ground. If you do, you will become a path for electricity. In the event of a fire, jump clear from the car without touching the car and the ground at the same time; then shuffle away, keeping both feet on the ground at the same time, and taking care not to contact any wires or touch any object near the site of the accident.

GENERATORS:

Back-up generators require proper, professional installation. Never plug a generator into  any electric outlet in your home. A wrong connection could feed electricity back through the lines and endanger the lives of our repair crews. Check local ordinances to see if you  need a special permit and inspection.

Follow these safety tips when using a portable home generator:
• Read all manufacturer’s instructions.
• Follow instructions on properly “grounding” the generator.
• Don’t exceed the manufacturer’s rating for total electric load.
• Generators produce carbon monoxide, so your generator
should never be operated in an enclosed building. Locate it outdoors in a dry area.
• Turn the generator off to refuel,  and store fuel in a properly designed container.
• Use only UL-listed, three-prong extension cords.
• Keep cords out of the way, and don’t run them under rugs or carpets.

OBTAIN RESTORATION NEWS, UPDATES ON OUR FACEBOOK & TWITTER PAGES:
www.facebook.com/CentralHudson  www.twitter.com/CentralHudson

Call Center
To speak with a Central Hudson representative, customers can call (845) 452-2700 or toll-free at 1-800-527-2714. Please note that due to heavy call volume, there may be significant hold times. If you would like to report an outage or check on restoration status, please click here instead and perform your report/request online so customers reporting hazardous situations can have their calls answered more quickly.

Read more at http://www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:

- NY Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN) - Emergency Preparedness

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


PREPAREDNESS FOR LIVESTOCK & PETS:

If you are a horse farm owner or you own other livestock or pets, please print out and save this article. It contains important information you may need in case of a power outage as a result of the potential serious hurricane approaching our area..

The National Weather Service is tracking the possibility of a potentially dangerous and slow-moving storm affecting the mid-Atlantic region Sunday, October 28 through Tuesday, October 30. “Hurricane Sandy” is predicted to bring strong, damaging, sustained winds of 70+mph, extremely heavy rainfall, major stream and river flooding, and major coastal flooding which will be intensified by the full moon on October 29. Under these conditions, extended power outages and the problems associated with them are expected. NOW is the time to make emergency preparations for you, family, friends, and clients, as well as pets and other animals. The following are also useful planning and preparedness websites:

- American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): Information on Emergency Preparedness -http://www.avma.org/disaster/default.asp

- American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP): Emergency and Disaster Preparedness -http://www.aaep.org/emergency_prep.htm

- Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Pets -http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/animalsafety.html

If the state is severely impacted by the storm, the New York Department of Agriculture & Markets will be among the state agencies responding from the State Emergency Operations Center. Pertinent information will be distributed as it becomes available. Until then, stay tuned to the National Weather Service’s updates and follow recommended safety precautions.

Extensive resources are available regarding livestock and pets at CCE NY EDEN’s website-  http://eden.cce.cornell.edu/family/Pages/AnimalsinEmergencies.aspx

Owners of pets and livestock should implement emergency plans and bring pets with them if asked to evacuate. Pet owners should have a portable pet carrier for each animal and identification for each animal. Bring copies of the pet's licenses, leashes, water and food bowls, pet foods, bottled water, special medications and instructions for their administration, any special needs for your pet, blankets, handy wipes, paper towels and litter or bedding. Please visit the following websites to find pet friendly motel or contact major hotel chains for their policies regarding pets.
http://www.petswelcome.com/
http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/
http://www.travelpets.com/


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Ulster County Emergency Services News:

www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com/

Ulster County Information Phone Number To Be Used During StormsAnd Other Emergencies. Ulster County residents can call 1-888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations.

Hudson Valley Weather:
www.hudsonvalleyweather.com
www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyWeather

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. Follow latest forecasts at www.weather.gov or http://mobile.weather.gov on your phone.

If You Lose Power: Central Hudson customers should call 845-452-2700 and NYSEG customers should call 1-800-572-1131


EXTRA TIPS:

-- Fill ziploc bags with water, and freeze them for extra ice!

-- Fill your bathtub up with water as an extra supply of water to flush toilets

-- In your garage or even outside the house, fill a couple of large plastic tote boxes up with water from your garden hose (or from the storm's rainwater), as an extra supply of water to flush toilets.

-- If you use online banking to pay your bills, set up your bill payments online before the storm, as you might not have power for a while.




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TheCommunityGuide Advertising Opportunities, Posting To The Community News Page, Sponsorships, And Rate Details:



TheCommunityGuide.net

First Connections, Inc., Publisher of TheCommunityGuide.net Online and this Community Newsletter, has been serving the Ulster County community since 1999 and is your First Connection to the Businesses, Services & Resources in Ulster County.

We appreciate the opportunity to work together and help promote your information to those living in, thinking of moving to, working in, playing in, or spending time in the Ulster County area.

Many advertising opportunities abound. Click HERE for Full Advertising Details, or click links below for specific details on the options you may prefer...


--Posting details for General Announcements in this Community Online/E-Newsletter

--Posting details for Real Estate Property Listings in this Community Online/E-Newsletter

--Details for advertising in our Main Online Resource Guide

--Details for advertising in our Print Publications

--Details on Sponsorship Packages


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Thank you for your considerations to help support our efforts and those in the community. We look forward to the possibility of working together.

TheCommunityGuide.net
Gail Kandel / Publisher
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Positions Available with TheCommunityGuide.net and

First Connections, Inc.

 

While special project positions may be currently filled, at any point we may need additional assistance. If you would like us to have your information on file, please email your resume to info@firstcx.com

Additionally, we are always looking for terrific Advertising Sales Reps.

We are a community-minded publication looking for experienced, motivated, detail-oriented, reliable, organized individuals to join our team.

Mostly work out of your own home, so must be comfortable to set up and work in own setting, and have lots of integrity, patience and a sense of humor!

Here are some additional details for various positions:

ADVERTISING SALES:
P/T or F/T. Sell ad space for our on-line web resource, and special print projects. Strictly commission based. Great Potential. Experienced ad sales persons preferred. Work out of your own space and make your own schedule. Paid as independent consultant (1099 Forms).

PROJECT COORDINATORS:
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References required for all above positions, from previous employment.

INTERNS:
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Email resume or note to Gail at info@firstcx.com and indicate which position(s) you might interested in.



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Let's get the word out about the various Volunteer Opportunities available in the community. 

To be listed for FREE on our web page, /www.thecommunityguide.net/volunteer.html please submit the following details in paragraph form:

Submit listing information with Agency Name,

20-word description of the program,

phone,

website,

plus contact information for yourself so that we can connect in case of any questions.

Contact Gail at 679-0569 or info@firstcx.com for additional details or larger advertising opportunities.

 


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Please consider including our link on your website - http://www.thecommunityguide.net

Thank you.

We offer a wide range of community details and information, especially in Ulster County, all in one place, in an easy to read format for your readership to review. 

As you may know, Link Swapping and reciprocal linking benefits both parties by raising search rankings and generating more traffic to both sites.


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845-331-7868

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845-331-2662

Alpine Endeavors, LLC
845-658-3094

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845-331-1337

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845-338-4936

Bacchus Restaurant, Bar & Billiards
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Bath Fitter
1-888-277-2617

Birch Body Care
845-331-7139

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
845-340-9800

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845-339-HOPE (4673)

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
845-795-1310

Buttermilk Spa
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845-246-5306

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845-331-7080

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Gander Inn, The
845-626-0209

George Cole Auctions & Realty
845-758-9114

Goldpaugh Paving Inc.
518-678-9248
or 518-943-4147

GoodLife Youth Journal
845-679-0908


H. Houst & Son
845-679-2115

Hales, Christine
New Christian Icons

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Benedictine Hospital
Kingston Hospital
Margaretville Hospital
845-331-3131

Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.
1-888-525-4767

Henry's at the Farm
845-795-1500

Herzogs Home Center
845-338-6300

Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse
845-338-2424


HITS (Horse Shows In The Sun)
845-246-8833

Hudson Valley Rehabilitation & Extended Care Center
845-691-7201

Hudson Valley Sunrooms / Four Seasons Sunrooms
845-339-1787


Hudson Valley Weddings
845-393-1788

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Hurley Country Store

845-338-4843


iD Tech NY Summer Camps
845-709-TECH (8324)


Ivy Lodge Assisted Living
845-246-4646

Jacqueline Oster Design
845-679-5736

Jarita's Florist
845-679-6161

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS)
845-338-2980

JK's Wine & Liquor
845-331-6429

Kaaterskill Postcard Club


Kenco Work & Play
845-340-0552

Kingston Candy Bar

845-901-0341


Limber Tree Services
845-750-6295


Loominus Woodstock
845-679-6500

Louis Werbalowsky, LTCP/CLTC Certified NYS P LTC Insurance Specialist
845-679-2017

MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center
1-800-559-7352

Maverick Concerts
845-679-8217

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
845-255-5255

Mohonk Mountain House
1-855-969-3295


Montano's Shoe Store
845-246-4381

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
845-255-4161

Mother Earth's Storehouse
845-336-5541,
845-246-9614,
845-
296-1069

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School
845-255-0033

Murphy Realty Group
845-338-5252

Naomi Graphics
845-679-0360

New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
845-255-0243

New Paltz Rock
1-914-224-5556

New York Conservatory For The Arts (NYCA)
845-339-4340


Nichols Field Riding Club / Once Upon A Pony
845-616-3608


Nina Silverman Physical Therapy
845-331-8590

Northern Dutchess Hospital
Health Quest affiliate
845-876-3001

OnQue LLC
Jewelry and Estate Sales
1-203-470-5456

Overlook Mountain Bikes

845-679-2122

Parisi Speed School
at MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

Pondicherry

845-679-2926

Photos By Rochelle

Rhinebeck Trading Post
845-663-3224,
845-514-8646

River Rock Health Spa
845-679-7800


Rondout Savings Bank
845-331-0073


Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
845-687-4567

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
845-658-8348

Sanitall™
Hudson Valley Green Cleaners
845-657-7283

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce
845-246-3788

Savona’s Trattoria
845-339-6800

Schneider, Pfahl & Rahmé, LLP
Attorneys at Law
212-629-7744 (NYC)

School of the New Moon
845-679-7112

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
845-522-4718

Stacie Flint Art
Paintings, Portraits, Illustrations
845-255-2505


Sunflower Natural Foods Market
845-679-5361

Taft Street Realty Inc.
845-687-9292,
845-380-3394

Takvor Design
845-594-8002

Talisman of Woodstock
845-679-0787


Tea Shop of Woodstock
845-679-4100


TheCommunityGuide.
net

845-679-0569

The Flower Garden
845-246-5961

Thompson House, The
at Northern Dutchess Hospital
845-871-3760

Town & Country Liquors
845-246-8931

Transcend Dental
Dr. Bruce J. Milner
845-679-4015

Tuthilltown Spirits
845-633-8734

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
845-338-5100


Ulster County Tourism
845-340-3566;
Toll Free:
1-800-342-5826

Ulster Savings Bank
845-338-6322

Village Inn Saugerties
1-917-453-8374 or
845-246-5916

Williams Lumber & Home Centers
845-876-WOOD (9663);
845-687-7676

Women's Health & Fitness Expo
845-802-7025

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
845-679-6431

Woodstock Chiropractic
David Rosenblum, DC
845-679-2225

Woodstock Playhouse

845-679-6900

Woodstock School of Art
845-679-2388

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
845-338-3810

 

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