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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:


May 7 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo



May 13 - Center For Spectrum Services Celebrates 40th Anniversary With A Hollywood Ruby Jubilee 



June 25,26 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 



JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

Starting July 1 - YMCA Camps  

Woodsmoke Kids Camp / Family Camping  

Child Care And Parenting Resources


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, Frida's Bakery, & Promotions

Nana's Creative Cafe - Joins Us For Breakfast, Lunch, Yummy Treats, And Catering

Discounts On JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, And More

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


COMMUNITY NOTES:

YMCA Of Kingston And Ulster County Shoe Drive 

Long Term Care Awareness

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


HAPPENINGS, CLASSES & WORKSHOPS:

Visit TheCommunityGuide.net's Online Calendar Of Events Page For Additional Annual Events & Festivals

YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News  

Ulster Savings News

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs  

Family Of Woodstock News And Events 

Starting April 27 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

April 28 - Your Invited To A Community Forum On Heroin And Opioid Crisis 

Starting April 28 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

April 29 - Spring Crafts at LYNDHURST, Out-Of-The-Box Shopping 

Starting April 29 - Artrider's Fine Craft And Art Schedule Of Events

Starting April 30 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

Starting April 30 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events

Starting May 3 - Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Wellness Talks Highlight Back Health, Elder Fraud, Bereavement  

Starting May 3 - Vassar Brothers Medical Center Pediatric Support Groups

Starting May 4 - YMCA Bike Events 

May 7 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo

May 7 - 5th Annual Allyson Whitney 5K 

Starting May 7 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Event

May 9 - Back Pain Prevention Program At Northern Dutchess Hospital 

May 13 - Caring Connections Free Annual Family Caregiver Conference 

May 13 - Center For Spectrum Services Celebrates 40th Anniversary With A Hollywood Ruby Jubilee 

May 20 - United Way Golf Tournament 

Starting May 23 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

June 19 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 New Paltz Challenge Run 

June 25,26 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

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FEATURE:
May 7 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo

May 7, 2016 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo at Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine

16th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo
http://www.womenshealthexpo.com

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Miller Middle School
Lake Katrine, NY
8:30am to 4:00pm
 
Our programs and demonstrations will teach you how keeping active and eating healthy can prevent disease, improve mood, and get you fit!
 
Hundreds of health & fitness exhibits
- FREE Health Screenings
- Seminars
- Private Mini-consultations
- Healthy Food
- Movement Workshops
- Free Spa Services
- Book Nook
... And much, much more!
 
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS
Over 20 FREE screenings for health-related conditions, including cholesterol, blood pressure, osteoporosis, glucose, bone density and more.

SPA Take advantage of the chance for free spa treatments, including deep tissue massage, energy massage, acupuncture, and more!

KIDS ZONE Featuring Excel Gymnastics, Operation Safe Child, and more to be announced!

    

    
 
Volunteers needed
Volunteer for 1 shift and get in FREE
Contact  = volunteer@womenshealthexpo.com
 
Victoria Langling
Volunteer Coordinator
Saturday May 7th at Miller School
16th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo  
volunteer@womenshealthexpo.com   
Markertek Offices (845) 246-3036 x7333
Expo Offices (845) 802-7025

http://www.womenshealthexpo.com


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FEATURE:

May 13 - Center For Spectrum Services Celebrates 40th Anniversary With A Hollywood Ruby Jubilee 

May 13 - Center for Spectrum's Hollywood Ruby Jubilee


The Heydays of Hollywood Come to Saugerties to Support
Local Children with Autism at Spectrum Services
 
In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, Center for Spectrum Services, one of the area's key providers of educational services for children with autism, will host its annual major fundraiser on May 13th, 2016. The event in the form of a Hollywood Ruby Jubilee-is slated to take place at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory (SPAF), which will be decked out like a Hollywood film set, with actor impersonators mingling and mugging with guests, photo opportunities galore, costumes, dinner, dancing, and awards ceremony.
 
"The Hollywood Jubilee will absolutely bring guests back to the glory days of Hollywood," says Jubilee chair Rebecca Schatzel. "When we first saw the venue, which is a marvelous canvas with which to work, I remarked, 'this looks just like the film-set of a Hollywood movie,' and that inspired the theme." Spectrum Services promises a fabulous night for all, with entertainment, and features to bring attendees back in time to the iconic days of an old Hollywood.
 
"We're very excited to have radio personality Kimberly Kay from Mix 97FM as our MISTRESS of ceremonies," says Susan Buckler, Spectrum Services' co-founder and Administrative Director. "Already part of the Spectrum Services clan with a family member attending the school, Kimberly is no stranger to the wonderful work we do, and didn't hesitate in coming on board as our emcee."
 
The evening also serves as an awards ceremony, praising those in our community that have greatly supported Spectrum Services. "We're delighted to be honoring the work of Carve for a Cause, its board of directors, and its founder, Marianne Murray," Buckler says. "Carve for a Cause has supported many worthy causes in the Hudson Valley, including the Spectrum Services Playgrounds Project." The project centered on the installation of two new playgrounds at Spectrum Services' Kingston and Ellenville schools.
 
Other honorees include Deising's Bakeries, its staff, and the entire Deising Family. "Deising's Bakeries has always risen to the occasion in support of worthy organizations and charities in the area," says Spectrum Services co-founder and Program Director Jamey Wolff. "As Center for Spectrum Services has seen that generosity firsthand, the Hollywood Ruby Jubilee is the perfect opportunity to thank them." Finally, the night will also celebrate the lifelong work of Spectrum Services founders Susan Buckler and Jamey Wolff.
 
The fundraiser features a Hollywood Premier Party, offering guests a head start on hobnobbing and "rubbing elbows" with the night's other stars and award recipients, pre-bid on silent auction items and enjoy fine libations and hors d'oeuvre. The silent auction includes a wide-range of items, services, and products set to add to the fundraising, like weeklong get-a-ways, spa treatments, exotic gift baskets, and more!
 
The event is sponsored by individuals and local businesses that include Peter & Rebecca Schatzel and Family, Rich Rowley & Marianne Murray, Rose & Kiernan, Wells Fargo Advisors, Rondout Savings Bank, Herzog's Home Improvement, TD Bank, Central Hudson, County Waste, and Ulster Savings Bank. Sponsorships opportunities are still available and interested parties can contact Spectrum Services at 845-336-2616, ext. 165.

CLICK HERE for additional details.

The Center for Spectrum Services provides programs and services to individuals in the Hudson Valley with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our expertise in education, clinical needs, and support programming to individuals with autism and their families is well established, and grounded in the principals of care, a nourishing environment, and the latest in educational techniques and clinical best practices. Our professional staff are sought by school districts, agencies, organizations, and professionals for training and consultations in working with individuals with autism. We're the Center for Spectrum Services, and we've been brightening the lives of people with autism since 1976.

Center for Spectrum Services, 70 Kukuk Lane, Kingston, NY 12401


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FEATURE:
June 25,26 - RHINEBECK Arts Festival 

June 25,26, 2016 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

RHINEBECK ARTS FESTIVAL
Discover
Shop
Create
Experience
Celebrate
Indulge
Explore
NEW SUMMER DATES!
June 25 & 26, 2016

Two hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the fourth annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival. The festival will take place on its new summer dates, June 25th and 26th.

This diverse experience includes unique art, live music from the award winning Lindsey Webster Band, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, craft demonstrations, interactive experiences and family activities.

The two-day festival draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from the Tri-State area and beyond to partake in adventurous shopping and meet jury-selected, modern American makers from 25 states. This is a destination event not to miss!

FEATURED HUDSON VALLEY ARTISTS
The Hudson Valley is well represented with over 50 participating artists from around the region including: rustic wooden furniture by Joseph Guida of Germantown; Hudson Valley landscape photography by Larry Chapman of New Paltz; kiln formed, intricately patterned art glass by Joan Ensminger of Stone Ridge; nature-inspired, sculptural, hand-carved rings by Manya Tessler & Roumen Vragov of Cold Spring; brightly colored, felted wool bowls by Erin Von Holdt-Gilbert of Saugerties; whimsically painted children’s furniture by Debra Sall from Rhinebeck. A full list of Rhinebeck Arts Festival artists is available at www.artrider.com.  

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

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), www.diatoddnics.com.

FEATURED GOURMET FOOD, BEVERAGE & SPECIALTY PURVEYORS
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival will also highlight delicious gourmet foods, beverages and specialties. Gourmet enthusiasts will enjoy: Hudson Valley “field to glass” bourbon and whiskey by Hillrock Estate Distillery; delectable oversized whoopee pies and eclairs by To The Queen’s Taste; unique all natural jams and jellies from Maya’s Jams; scrumptious biscotti including gluten free and sugar free options by Bella’s Home-Baked Goods; immune-boosting ginger elixirs by Immuneschein; farm-raised venison sausage and jerky from Highland Farms; and unique chocolate and chili wines from Pazdar Winery.

FEATURED MUSICIAN
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...”* who will be performing on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. Lindsey recently spent a record-breaking four weeks on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart.

FEATURED PARTNERS
Artrider, a 33-year veteran of producing high quality craft and art shows in the Northeast, is producing the Rhinebeck Arts Festival in collaboration with Chronogram, Hudson Valley Tourism, and Arts Mid-Hudson, bringing the community together through art. 
 
MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT
Make a weekend get-away in the Hudson Valley including the Rhinebeck Arts Festival by staying in one of the comfortable bed and breakfasts; visiting National Parks properties; dining on Hudson Valley farm-to-table foods; breathing in some fresh air on a nature hike and so much more. Visit http://dutchesstourism.com for more information.

ABOUT ARTRIDER
Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to American artists and has raised millions of dollars for charitable and cultural organizations. Artrider also produces the long-running Crafts at Lyndhurst, CraftMorristown and CraftWestport shows and is dedicated to sustaining the careers of artists throughout the country.
 
DETAILS
Show hours are Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 26 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 Rhinebeck Arts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. Sorry, while we love our furry friends, no pets are allowing within the fairgrounds.
 
Full details on the Rhinebeck Arts Festival as well as links to Artrider’s other events are available at www.artrider.com.

Media Inquiries Contact: Laura Kandel 845-331-1337, crafts@artrider.com
Advertising Inquiries Contact: Jackie Jarit Sobel, 845-331-7900, jackie@artrider.com


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JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

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Starting July 1 - YMCA Camps  

At the Y, our camps nurture character development through our core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

- Camp Seewackamano
http://www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps/seewackamano/
Located in the beautiful Catskill Region, YMCA Day Camp Seewackamano is a values based “camper” experience. With our caring, responsible staff the summer days are filled with creative small group based activities so that we are sure to meet the needs of your child. Activities include boating, swimming, fishing, nature studies, hiking, arts & crafts, photography, videography, high and low ropes challenges course, archery, 4 square, volleyball, drama and the list goes on. New Pre-k program.

- Camp Wiltmeet
http://www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps/wiltmeet/
Camp Wilmeet is located at Lenape Elementary School, in New Paltz, NY! Our experienced, caring staff work with campers’ individual needs to provide a fun and safe summer experience where great friends and memories are made to last a lifetime.

- Camp Starfish
http://www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps/camp-starfish/
Camp Starfish is located at the Kingston YMCA from July 7th to August 15th. This six-week summer program is a safe, fun, and enriching childcare experience for children entering Kindergarten to fourth grade. Campers will follow a daily schedule, which includes sports, games, swim lessons, fitness classes, science, reading, writing, and SO MUCH MORE! The camp day will run from 8:30am-5:30pm and campers are provided with healthy snacks and lunch. CAMP STARFISH and the KINGSTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT work together to provide bussing from the summer school program to the Kingston YMCA. Through the Camp Starfish summer program, campers will learn new skills, make new friends, develop self-confidence, meet new challenges, be active, and build character!

http://www.ymcaulster.org/services/camps/


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Woodsmoke Kids Camp / Family Camping  

- KIDS CAMPING: Woodsmoke is a one- or two-week co-ed overnight camp for kids, grades 5-12.  We are located at Kingswood Campsite on 766 acres of woods, open fields, rolling hills, and beaver ponds near the western Catskill Mountains (in Hancock, NY, near the Delaware River and Pa. border). Woodsmoke is a one-of-a-kind youth camping program that develops outdoor skills, environmental stewardship, volunteerism, community and thoughtful spirituality.  Our program is real, with real experiences that all have a purpose.  Campers live in a rustic, hands-on setting where they learn self-reliance, practice decision-making, attain a sense of belonging, learn the art of camp craft, plan and cook their meals, and collaborate on sustainable work projects and environmental education.  This camping experience is an opportunity for campers to step back from technology and "disconnect to reconnect."  Owned and operated by the NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, this ecumenical program is open to all. 

Visit http://www.kingswoodcampsite.org/camping/woodsmoke/

Woodsmoke contact: Julie Wityk @ 646-284-6776 or jcwityk@aol.com

- FAMILY CAMPING: Kingswood Campsite is available all summer for family camping.

Check out our unique equipped sites: http://www.kingswoodcampsite.org/camping/campsites/     

All you need to bring is your bedding, clothes, and food. We supply the rest!  Campsites are spacious and far apart.

Opportunites to join in daily programing for individuals and families – campfire cooking instruction, nature talks, hikes, arts and crafts, campfire activities, making hand-cranked ice cream, hayrides, swimming, free boating.  Or just relax and do nothing!  Very family-friendly campsite.  Operated by a vibrant volunteer community.  www.kingswoodcampsite.org  

Contact Holly Moore @ 845-702-5766 or kingswood.documents@gmail.com


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YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County No School Full Day Childcare Program

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County No School Full Day Childcare program, 2015-2016


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Child Care And Parenting Resources

Do you need child care for your child but don’t know where to start or what program to choose among all the options out there in this world.

Choosing a child care program is one of the most important decisions due to the fact that your child’s first 1000 days of life are the most critical.

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.ccconnectionsny.org


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Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go St. Patty's Day Specials 

Greetings!

Come in Thursday and Friday for our festive "feel good food" St. Patty's Day specials!
 
Green Goddess Specials:
Traditional Dublin Coddle Soup
(Sausage, onion, potato soup) $4.50
Corned Beef Sandwich $8.99

Dinner Specials:
Corn beef and cabbage with steamed potatoes $12.95
Colcannon $6.95 lb

In the Bakery:
Bailey's Irish Cream Mousse Pie
Irish soda bread
Chocolate Orange Guinness Cake.... and other green goodies our bakers won't divulge!

Cheers,
Mary Anne, Richard and the Bistro-to-Go family 
Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
845-340-9800
www.bluemountainbistro.com


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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Henry's, Frida's Bakery, & Promotions

We've got a lot to celebrate at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa!

-- See all of our Promotions

-- Join us for a lovely dining experience at Henry’s at the Farm. Our inspired kitchen and floor staffs prepare and present extraordinary meals sourcing ingredients from local farms and artisan food producers and purveyors. At Henry’s the concept of farm to table is also an integral part of our signature cocktails, taking full advantage of the organic herbs, vegetables and fruits grown right here at our own Millstone Farm - From “Barn to Bar.”
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com/restaurant/henry-s-at-the-farm.htm

-- Visit our newest addition:
Frida's Bakery + Cafe!!
Managed by Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa Frida's Bakery & Café brings the quality and service you've come to know and love to the Baking World! Offering Artisan Breads, Bagels, Bialys, Pastries, and Coffees Frida's also provides the highest quality breakfast and lunches.
Located just 1/4 mile south of the Inn at 26 Main Street, Milton!
Available for private events & catering!
Like us on Facebook!

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
220 North Rd. Milton, NY
845.795.1310
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Nana's Creative Cafe - Joins Us For Breakfast, Lunch, Yummy Treats, And Catering

Are you hungry?

Come to Nana's in Woodstock (across from the Woodtsock Playhouse) for freshly prepared menu, sandwiches, house made salads, baked goods, and more, all made with love!

Take Out, Eat In, Breakfast, Lunch, Foods To Go, Outdoor Seating, Catering Services.

Hours: Open M-F 8am-4pm; Sat. 8am-3pm; closed Sun.

Nana's Creative Cafe in Woodstock, NY

Nana's Creative Cafe
98 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.
845-679-8400.
www.nanascreativecafe.com

Find us on Facebook!
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Discounts On JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, 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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YMCA Of Kingston And Ulster County Shoe Drive 

Spring Cleaning?
Have any new or used shoes that are just taking space?

Bring your new and gentle used shoes to the YMCA.  All Shoes will be donated to those in need.

507 Broadway
Kingston, NY 1240
845-338-3810


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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
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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 every month at the Marbletown Community Center from 4-8 in Stone Ridge.
(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

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

Sponsored by JFS of Ulster County with support from the Ulster County Office for the Aging & Jewish Federation of Ulster County

Free Caregiver Support Groups:

If you are care giving for an elderly or disabled adult, we know the task can become overwhelming, confusing and frustrating, even when you love the person. Our free support groups of fellow caregivers provide you with a safe place to vent and gain support from those who know this “burden of the heart.” Take an hour or two to keep yourself healthy, laugh again, and get helpful advice about other services that can help you both! Funded by the Ulster County Office for the Aging and JFS.

- Kingston
LGBTQ Community Center Library, 300 Wall St.
(All welcome)
Every Thursday
3:00 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- New Paltz
Community Center
3 Veterans Dr.
Every Tuesday
11:30 a.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 noon
(845) 338-2980

Free Bereavement Support Groups:

Grief can be a hard and painful process, but you don’t have to go it alone. We know about the loss of loved ones and our free bereavement groups provide a safe place with caring people who understand and “get it.”

Funded by the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and JFS.

- Kingston
Jewish Family Services
280 Wall St, 2nd Floor
1st & 3rd Mondays
4:30 p.m.
(845) 338-2980

- Ellenville
Ellenville Hospital Board Room
10 Health Way
2nd & 4th Thursdays
12 Noon
(845) 338-2980

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County (JFS) serves the entire community!

All services and groups are open to all people regardless of age, race, religion/lack of religion, sex, orientation, origin, identity or disability. All groups are led by experienced, licensed social workers.

280 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-2980 
jfs.ulster@gmail.com



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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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Ulster Savings News

-- Are you, or someone you know, buying a home? See US first!

Competitive Rates and Closing Costs
Local Underwriting and Quick Turn Times

Call US at (845) 338-6322, ext. 3471
or find a Mortgage Specialist
near you for details!

Click Here to see all of our upcoming workshops

Banking

Loans

Investments

Tax & Payroll

Insurance

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Member FDIC - Equal Housing Lender

Investment, Tax, Payroll and Insurance products and services offered through Ulster Insurance Services, Inc., and Ulster Financial Group, Inc., subsidiaries of Ulster Savings Bank, are NOT FDIC INSURED.

Ulster Savings Bank
180 Schwenk Drive, Kingston, New York 12401
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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 Ffarmers Market during the warm weather season, 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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Family of Woodstock News and Events 

- Ulster County Executive Michael P. Hein invites you to the
Annual Human Services Expo
Services for Children, Adults, Seniors
Get Connected, Free of Charge

- Coupons needed for
Adolescent Services Workshop
Tuesday April 26th, 2016
 
Do you get the Sunday paper?
Would you be willing to purchase a Sunday paper for us for the next few weeks?
We are facilitating a coupon workshop for young adults on April 26th and we are in need of coupon booklets from the Sunday paper. If you have them to spare, please contact Nicole at (845) 331-7080 ext. 155 or nmartin@fowinc.org, or they can be dropped off at our main office - 39 John Street, Attn: Nicole. Thank you so much!

Learn more about Family's Services for Youth & Adolescents

- Buy a Shirt & Support Family Domestic Violence Services!
Fund ends on April 28th 2016 
 
Please help us to raise funds for our domestic violence program. Your donation will help us to continue to provide 24hr services to all victims of domestic violence. This includes our 17-bed emergency shelter, non-residential case management and counseling, a children's program, court advocacy, and support groups. For more info visit our website or find us on Facebook as Family Domestic Violence Services & The Washbourne House.

Buy a shirt here or Learn more about Family's Domestic Violence Services

- Ulster County Community Forum on the Opioid & Heroin Crisis
Thursday April 28th, 2016,
6-8pm
Ulster BOCES Conference Center
175 Route 32 North, New Paltz
   
Parents and educators are encouraged to attend a countywide community event focused on the local opioid and heroin crisis. The event will introduce parents and educators to the realities of the local epidemic and provide tools necessary to help prevent abuse, recognize its signs, understand the consequences (from both the health and legal perspectives), get help, and find support to cope with an abuse problem or loss of a loved one.

All are welcome. No registration required.

More information
http://www.ulsterboces.org/popup_info.cfm?story=611

- Please join us for a Community Work Day to help rebuild the Ellenville Community Garden at Family of Ellenville
Saturday April 30th, 2016, 1-5pm
Raindate: Sunday May 1st, 2016, 1-5pm

Family of Ellenville
221 Canal Street, Ellenville

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help rebuild the Ellenville Community Garden at Family of Ellenville, and help the garden grow all season long. We will be kickstarting this effort with a Community Work Day Saturday April 30th, 1-5pm (with a rain date of Sunday May 1st, 1-5pm). We will be spreading soil and manure, rebuilding and tidying up the compost pile, and building raised beds. If you have tools - shovels, bow rakes and leaf rakes, work gloves, please do bring them along. If you can help out please call James Rios, Garden Manager, at (845) 647-2443 x301 or email volunteers@fowinc.org. Thank you!

More information
https://www.facebook.com/events/546001695608560/

- Family House Open House
Thursday May 5th, 2016,
4-6pm
949 Creek Locks Road
Rosendale

Family House is hosting an Open House!
Come tour our improved space, meet our staff, enjoy some tasty treats & hear about how we can help!

RSVP by May 2, 2016
845.338.5953 or famhouse@familyofwoodstockinc.org

Family House, a crisis shelter for teens ages 12-17, would like to take the time to connect with the community, the providers we work with and the potential adolescents we may serve. We have made many improvements to the program based on the feedback from youth and providers. We are excited to share our new and improved program space and introduce our staff. This will be a unique opportunity to get an inside look at what youth see and experience when they enter the program. We care about our community and want to open our house to you!

Light refreshments, provided by our new cook, will be served and tours will be provided.

Can't make it? Call us and schedule a tour!

Learn more about Family House

- SafeTalk: Suicide Alertness Training
Thursday May 5th, 2016,
5:30pm
Christ´s Lutheran Church
26 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock

What would you say to someone who may be contemplating suicide?  What might you wish you've said?  SafeTalk is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  This workshop will be led by Tamara Cooper of Family of Woodstock.  Please RSVP by calling 679-2485 or email tcooper@familyofwoodstockinc.org so that the proper number of materials may be made available.

- 8th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration
Sunday May 29th, 2016
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:30pm
Bearsville Theater
291 Tinker St, Woodstock

The 8th annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration, a concert to benefit Family of Woodstock's Crisis Hotline and John Herald Fund.  Hosted by Happy Traum with Connor Kennedy & Minstrel and featuring some of the finest performers in the Hudson Valley performing the songs of Bob Dylan.  The show has sold out every year so, as a valued supporter, we're happy to offer you the opportunity to purchase tickets to this year's show before they go on sale (Friday, April 22).

Beginning Wednesday, April 20th at 10 am, you can purchase tickets by going to this link:  https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1165589 and entering the code: FAMILY

Volunteers needed!
- LONG-TERM VOLUNTEERS
Long-term volunteers are needed to help out on a weekly basis at Family's walk-in centers in Ellenville, New Paltz and Woodstock to assist with our food pantries, free stores, and hotlines.  A hotline training will be scheduled soon at our New Paltz location (which will qualify you to volunteer at any of the walk-in centers). The training covers the core of Family's phone and (new!) texting hotline and walk-in services. Training topics include domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and substance abuse, adolescent issues, suicide, and homelessness. The training is oriented towards personal growth.  You will learn active, compassionate listening skills and ways to connect with people in need.

- SHORT-TERM VOLUNTEERS
We are also in need volunteers of all ages to assist with a number of wonderful community events, which Family helps with, listed here. Short-term volunteers with Excel/office skills are also needed to assist with administrative tasks at our Woodstock and Kingston offices. And in May we will be in need of short-term volunteers to help with our Family Ties newsletter and annual Raffle mailings.

If you are interested in helping out, please email volunteers@fowinc.org or call Beth at (845) 331-7080x157.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities with Family

- H.I.T.S. 2016
VOLUNTEERS needed
Eight Sundays at H.I.T.S.
(Horse Shows in the Sun) in Saugerties
May 29, June 5+12, July 24+31, September 4+11

TO HELP AT THE ADMISSION DESK
TO SHUTTLE VISITORS
TO HELP WHERE NEEDED
Enjoy the horses and the outside

PLEASE Contact Doris or Margie if you can help:
dweber@familyofwoodstockinc.org
mknox@familyofwoodstockinc.org

- THANK YOU
Thank you to the wonderful volunteer crew from UnitedHealthcare who helped assemble storage units in the basement of People's Place which will serve as a shared freezer cooler hub for the major food pantries & feeding programs in Kingston. And to the Bruderhof Communities for donating countless hours helping prepare the space and build a safety structure around the lift. And thank you to Local Economies Project / Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley Farm Fresh Food Grant for funding the collaborative led by Family of Woodstock Inc and RVGA Rondout Valley Growers Association to create this network of shared cold storage hubs for food pantries around the county so more fresh & frozen produce donated by our generous local farmers can be distributed year round.

- THANK YOU
Thank you to Kathy Cartagena, Program Director of Family of New Paltz, for 23 years of service to the agency and community. Kathy will be retiring May 6th and will be deeply missed by all of us at Family.

Family of Woodstock
(845) 331-7080
events@familyofwoodstockinc.org
www.familyofwoodstockinc.org


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Staring April 27 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:

- Monthly Meeting / Mixer
Saugerties Public Library
6:30pm
Feature Speaker Doug Wilson
www.DougWilsonABCSports.com

- 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), 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
info@discoversaugerties.com
http://discoversaugerties.com



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April 28 - Your Invited To A Community Forum On Heroin And Opioid Crisis 

Ulster County Community Forum The Fight Against the Opioid and Heroin Crisis 

We’re all aware of the opioid and heroin crisis challenging communities across the nation, including our own. We all have a role to play in becoming part of the solution. Come hear and learn from the experts and share your experiences and insights. Together, we can protect our children and families - and keep our community healthy and strong. Please share widely. 

When: Thursday, April 28, 2016 6 pm - 8 pm 
Where: Ulster BOCES Conference Center 175 Rte. 32, New Paltz, NY 

All are welcome. No registration required.


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Starting April 28 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming:

- April 28 - Invitation to the RVBA's Spanish Wine Dinner 
Please RSVP by Friday, April 22nd
 
Thursday, April 28th 
6:00 p.m.
Friends and Family Hillside Restaurant
Join us for a wonderful evening of Spanish cuisine and wines at Friends & Family II Hillside Restaurant. A four course Spanish menu will be prepared by Chef Salah Alygad and paired with Spanish wines selected by Tim and Laurel Sweeney of Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits. The all-inclusive price for this event is $65 per person.

This promises to be a fabulous evening of food and wine - it will be an event not to be missed!

RSVP by Friday, April 22nd
To RSVP and Prepay visit our website: www.rondoutvalley.org
Remember to indicate your entree selection.

Proceeds from this event will help further the mission of the RVBA. We are very proud of our Leadership Institute, Business Mentoring Program, Scholarship Program, Rail Trail Initiative and our continued efforts to improve the economy of the Rondout Valley.

- 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 Enhancing the economic and social opportunities of those who work, live in and visit the Rondout Valley.

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 450, High Falls, NY.
845-687-4567
Website: www.rondoutvalley.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rondoutvalleybusinessassociation  


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April 29 - Spring Crafts at LYNDHURST, Out-Of-The-Box Shopping 

SPRING CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST
APRIL 29, 30, MAY 1, 2016 - TARRYTOWN, NY

Westchester’s Most Beloved
Out-Of-The-Box Shopping Experience!
A Fun Day for the Entire Family!
Shop, Discover, Indulge, Create, Experience, Celebrate, Explore

Spring is just around the corner and Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst is coming with it! This popular semiannual event is held each year on the weekend before Mother’s Day and is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, which National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have all recently named one of the “Top Places to Visit” in the world.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst, April 29, 30, May 1, 2016, showcases over 275 modern American makers, artists, designers and craftspeople from across the country and is a celebration of all things handmade. These exceptional indie artists infuse each of their pieces with a distinctive creative vision. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst offers a full day art and shopping experience for the entire family along the coast of the inspiringly beautiful Hudson River. Meet these talented emerging and seasoned makers who will be selling their exciting contemporary creations at Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite shopping experience. Truly a destination event not to miss.

The show includes one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations in every material imaginable. Find earrings made of sterling silver and stingray; handbags made with airplane cables; scarves made of bamboo; necklaces made of meteorites; pens made of money; and bowls that look like cantaloupes, alongside contemporary craft pottery, wood furniture, handwoven fashions, bronze sculpture, blown glass objects and more. Visitors should also plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section to fully experience hand-crafted delights.

Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst will have many special creative activities and interactive art experiences. Visitors may make their own Shibumi silk scarves with Patricia Disantis; dance to live music by The Lindsey Webster Band; watch and participate in craft demonstrations by potter Scott Martin and wood turner Don Hart; try your hand at over a hundred musical instruments in our interactive musical experience; eat in the expanded food court (now including delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options); wander around the Sculpture Garden; taste and bring home yummy sweet or savory gourmet specialty foods; and entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more!

For more than 30 years hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed this semiannual cultural phenomenon that has become one of the most beloved arts festivals in the United States. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst has raised almost four million dollars for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has helped sustain the careers of thousands of artists from across the country.

Check out what all of the fuss is about on April 29, 30, May 1, 2016. A weekend pass is $12; seniors (62+) are $11; children 6 - 16 are $4 and children under 6 are free. For more information, discount coupons, group rates and travel directions visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900. Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst is held under tents and is a rain or shine event. Pets are allowed on the Lyndhurst property but not inside the festival site.

Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion and its picturesque 67-acre estate are an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property) as well as a thriving rose garden and the nation’s first steel-framed green-house conservatory.  Lyndhurst is also part of Westchester's RiverWalk which spans 14 municipalities and is a part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. Tours of the magnificent Lyndhurst mansion are available at an additional cost.

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982 and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the craft and arts communities, raising thousands of dollars for CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources) and almost $4 million for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In addition to Crafts at Lyndhurst, Artrider produces CraftWestport for the Westport Young Woman’s League, the Rhinebeck Arts Festival for the Dutchess County Agricultural Society and CraftMorristown.

Press Queries Contact: Laura Kandel, crafts@artrider.com, 845.331.1337

Advertising Queries Contact: Jackie Jarit Sobel, jackie@artrider.com, 845-331-7900         


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Starting April 29 - Artrider's Fine Craft And Art Schedule Of Events

Mark your calendars for the Northeast’s most popular craft and art events featuring hundreds of the most talented fine craft artists in the country. These exceptional makers infuse each piece with their distinctive creative vision and offer the adventurous shopper a chance to purchase unforgettable treasures directly from the artists themselves. Meet the makers who are creating inspiring and innovative one-of-a-kind objects while changing the way we shop and live.
 
Each show is unique and features its own mix of craftspeople, yet they all highlight exceptional objects made in every material imaginable. There’s a diverse selection of contemporary craft pottery, furniture and home decor, original fashions, blown glass, as well as two and three dimensional works of art. A random sampling of distinctive wares on display includes: jewelry made of sterling silver and python; sculptural bronze pears; handbags made from antique books; woven bamboo scarves; meteorite necklaces; bowls carved from granite;  sculpture made from vintage doll parts and one-of-a-kind  club chairs. Visitors should plan to visit the gourmet food and specialties section of our events to sample and purchase another array of tantalizing handmade treats. 
 
UPDATED 2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
- April 29, 30, May 1, 2016, Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst*
For 30 years, Spring Crafts at Lyndhurst has been one of America’s leading craft events. It is held each year on the weekend before Mother’s Day and features 300 artists offering one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, weddings and more.  This festive and busy event is located on the grounds of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful historic estates during its stunning spring blossom season. Included are exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music, craft demonstrations, and an interactive musical instrument tent. There are also children’s activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face painting, and storytelling.

- June 25 & 26, 2016, NEW DATES! Rhinebeck Arts Festival
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is located in Rhinebeck, the heart of the Hudson Valley, during the world-renowned fall foliage season and is a destination event not to miss. National Geographic, Fodor’s and Time Magazine have recently listed the Hudson Valley and Rhinebeck as “Top Places to Visit” in the world.  Locals and tourists will have the opportunity to meet a unique mix of emerging and seasoned artists whose extraordinary skill and vision help make this one of the region’s most anticipated yearly events. Enjoy great live music, interactive art experiences, craft demonstrations, family activities, gourmet specialty foods & more.
 
- September 16, 17, 18, 2016, Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst*
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, now entering its fourth decade, ushers in the fall with the rose garden in bloom and the autumn leaves beginning to change along the majestic Hudson River. 300 artists fill the grounds of the Neo-Gothic Lyndhurst estate offering the first taste of fall shopping as well as exciting activities for the entire family such as tours of the Lyndhurst mansion, live music and craft demonstrations.  Children’s activities such as a still walker, balloon animals, face painting, storytelling and our special Fairy Ladies, are ongoing. It’s a great day for the entire family at one of America’s most beautiful landmarks.

- November 5 & 6, 2016, CraftWestport
CraftWestport is the longest running indoor fine craft event in Connecticut. For 40 years this show has been the perfect venue to start holiday shopping for unique one-of-a-kind gifts. It features 175 fine craft artists from across the country and includes a pop-up Marketplace of local Connecticut makers. CraftWestport has been run by the enthusiastic and hardworking volunteers of Westport Young Woman’s League since 1976 and the funds raised by the League are given to worthy local charitable organizations.

- December 9, 10, 11, 2016, Holiday CraftMorristown
Holiday CraftMorristown will be celebrating its 26th year at the Morristown National Guard Armory. Shoppers flock to this final show of the year to discover the most distinctive one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and offers savvy gift shoppers the chance to wow their loved ones with gifts they will never forget. In addition are various demonstrations and a gourmet specialty food boutique.
 
*Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion and its picturesque 67-acre estate are an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design including sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees (some that are found only on this property) as well as a thriving rose garden and the nation’s first steel-framed green-house conservatory.  Lyndhurst is also part of Westchester's RiverWalk, which spans 14 municipalities and is a part of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. Tours of the magnificent Lyndhurst mansion are available at an additional discounted cost. www.Lyndhurst.org  

Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982 and has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the craft and arts communities, raising more than $3 million for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other not-for-profit organizations, such as the Westport Young Woman’s League and the Dutchess County Agricultural Society. Artrider is a great supporter of CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources). 

www.artrider.com


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Starting April 30 - Health Quest Community Education Ttraining Programs

Classes are as follows:

- American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Combination Course
Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $65; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Instruction provided for adult, child and infant. This course is suitable for day care workers, construction workers, camp counselors and many other community professions. Course completion results in a certification card valid for two years from the American Heart Association. Preregistration and payment are required. Textbook and materials included. :

- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal Course
Friday, May 13, 6-10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $50; $65 with text, call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification class for BLS healthcare providers; participants must have a current BLS certification to take this recertification course. The new AHA Guidelines have been released and the material is all new this year. A new textbook is available (February 2016 AHA BLS) and AHA now allows students to use their textbook when taking the written exam. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association, valid for two years. The course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Sports First Aid & Injury Prevention Course
Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $65; call 845-475-9742 to register
Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention was developed to help coaches, athletic trainers, athletes and parents of athletes manage the common emergencies they will likely encounter while participating in sports. The course includes coverage of the phases of injury and the injury prevention model, prevention tips for sports-related injuries common to specific sports (such as sprains and concussions) and appropriate treatment for common injuries and illnesses. The following topics will be covered during the training: assessment, bleeding control, shock management, assessment illness and assessment injury. Students will practice simulated injuries to gain competency in skills. This course meets the New York state coaching requirements for first aid. Successful completion of this course will result in a certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, a nationally recognized organization. This course will not result in a CPR automated external defibrillator certification card, but can be taken in conjunction with the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Certification Course. Preregistration and payment are required. Includes text and materials.

- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal Course
Sunday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vassar Brother Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $125; $165 with text; call 845-475-9742 to register
This is a recertification course and you must have an ACLS certification to take it. Course completion results in a two-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. The new AHA Guidelines have been released and the material is all new this year. A new textbook is available (March 2016 edition) and AHA now allows students to use their textbook when taking the written exam. You will be required to do a pre-course assessment in the new text as well. Text is required. Preregistration and payment are required.

- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification
Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost $65; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an automated external defibrillator and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Course completion results in a certification card from the American Heart Association valid for two years. This course is designed for doctors, nurses, EMTs, physical therapists, dentists, lifeguards and other healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Text included. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Pet First Aid, CPR and Disaster Preparedness Course
Sunday, May 22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel
Cost $45; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness for dogs and cats. Participants practice the hands-on skills of CPR on lifelike, furry pet mannequins. Course completion results in a two-year certification from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute. For ages 14 to adult. Preregistration and payment are required.

- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Renewal Course
Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck
Cost $125; $165 with text; call 845-475-9742 to register
This course is a recertification for the PALS course. You must be certified in PALS to take this abridged course. Course completion results in a two-year PALS certification card from the American Heart Association. You will need to complete a pre-course assessment in the text prior to class. Current AHA PALS textbook required. Preregistration and payment are required.

Health Quest Community Education offers one of the largest training centers in the northeastern United States, instructing more than 7,700 people annually. For more information, call 845-475-9742 (TTY 1-800-421-1220) or visit www.healthquest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.


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Starting April 30 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce's News and Upcoming Events 


The following is a list of upcoming Chamber and local events:

- April 30 - Clean Sweep in New Paltz 
 
On Saturday, April 30 come to the New Paltz Clean Sweep. Join other community members for this annual springtime cleanup of the village and town. The kick-off will take place, rain or shine, at 8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church’s community room located at South Chestnut and Hasbrouck Avenue.   All ages are welcome! Breakfast and supplies will be provided. Advance registration is suggested and helpful. To register visit www.newpaltz.edu/careers/cleansweep.html.  There will also be a textile collection event at the Village Hall parking lot from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Consider donating clean clothing and textiles from your home. Clean Sweep is sponsored by the town and village governments, New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Improvement Team and SUNY New Paltz.

- May 5 - Join the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce for a Business Networking Mixer and Ribbon Cutting at Garvan’s
 
Thursday, May 5 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. join the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce for a Business Networking Mixer and Ribbon Cutting at Garvan’s Restaurant, 215 Huguenot Street, New Paltz.  This event is free for members and perspective members of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce. Pre-registration is required. For more information and online registration go to www.newpaltzchamber.org and click on events or call 845-255-0243. 

- New Paltz Challenge 2016 Run
Sunday, June 19, 2016
1/2 Marathon, 5K and Kids 1mile Fun Run.
Race starting time is 7:30am for the 1/2 marathon and 8am for the 5k.
For more information and to register for The New Paltz Challenge
Click Here

- Re>Think Business Community Collaboration
Submit your idea and receive a chance to collaborate with Re>Think Local.
More information here.

- The mission of HYPE is to unite young professionals and entrepreneurs throughout the New Paltz region in a collaborative environment focused on business networking, professional development, education and community service.
For more information email HYPEnewpaltz@gmail.com

- The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce, with more than 500 members, is an active and trusted voice in the regional business and residential community, advancing the business, industrial, agricultural and civic interests of the Mid-Hudson Valley Region. Programs and services of the Chamber are made possible, in part, by the support of its Corporate Partners. Principal Partner: Health Quest. Leading Partner: Craft Beer Guild. Associate Partners: Central Hudson Gas & Electric and Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddel LLP, CPAS. Supporting Sponsors: Empire State Bank, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC. Chamber Sponsors: Fast Signs. For more information about Chamber programs and Visitor’s Center hours of operation go to www.newpaltzchamber.org.

- 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.

Staff:
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/chamber/Staff_Members.aspx
Events:
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events

- Are you interested in hosting a networking mixer?
Networking Mixers are a great way to showcase your business and network with some great people. If you are interested contact us: info@newpaltzchamber.org.

- New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Staff:
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/chamber/Staff_Members.aspx

Events: http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events

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

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Starting May 3 - Vassar Brothers Medical Center Pediatric Support Groups

Vassar Brothers Medical Center hosts several pediatric support groups throughout the year to assist children and their families dealing with chronic conditions and difficulties. Groups that meet at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie, February through June are as follows:

ADHD/Autism Group
Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, June 7, 1 - 2 p.m., Conference Room C

This group, led by social worker Angela Perez, provides a supportive and educational environment where parents can share experiences that they have with their children living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and or autism spectrum disorder.

Cub’s Place
Tuesday, May 3, 5 - 6 p.m., Conference Room C
Tuesday, June 7, 5 - 6 p.m., Conference Room C

This group, led by social worker Angela Perez, is for children grades K-5 going through a difficult time at home, including a parent or sibling with a chronic illness, temporary placement in foster care and/or divorce. Parents are not part of the group but are requested to stay on-site during the meeting.

Juvenile Diabetes Support Group
Thursday, May 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room
Thursday, June 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Conference Room C and Radiology Conference Room

This group, facilitated by social worker Katie Rapp, is for both parents and children affected by type 1 diabetes. Children will meet with a social worker while parents meet with a parent facilitator. The group meets in the lobby of the hospital before breaking off into the two separate groups.


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Starting May 3 - Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Wellness Talks Highlight Back Health, Elder Fraud, Bereavement  

Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Wellness Series returns this spring with seven educational events featuring dynamic topics and speakers who want to improve the well being of the community. The informative health discussions are held in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room, 6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck or at Health Quest Medical Practice’s new location, 334 Plaza Road, Kingston.

Overall topics include: preventing cybercrime, stories from emergency medicine physicians, end-of-life decisions, joint health, chronic back pain solutions, bereavement and memoir writing. Speakers are from the hospital’s medical staff, Hudson Valley Hospice, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health as well as writing instructor Beverly Sloane. Reservations are required.

To register, visit www.healthquest.org/wellness or call one of the phone numbers listed below (TTY 1-800-421-1220).

- Back to Life: Relief for Painful Chronic Back Conditions
5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3
Cafeteria Conference Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital
Back pain is one of the top causes of missed work and reasons for doctors’ visits, often leading chronic sufferers to wonder if surgery is right for them. Spine surgeon Dr. Richard Perkins will talk about treatment options for severe lower back problems, including herniated disks, sciatic and stenosis, and will provide insights on when surgery might be the best option. A question-and-answer period follows the presentation.
Speaker: Dr. Richard Perkins, Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County
To register: call 845-871-1720 ext. 1 or visit www.healthquest.org/wellness  

- Grief: A Primer 
2 p.m., Monday, May 16
Cafeteria Conference Room, Northern Dutchess Hospital
While grief is a very personal and multilayered experience, there is some general understanding of the grief cycle that can serve as a guide and source of comfort for the grieving. This lecture will describe the common stages of grief and explore the many complexities of loss.
Speakers: Clinical Social Worker Beth Alter and Dr. Ellen Marx, Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health
To register: call 845-876-4745 or visit www.healthquest.org/wellness

- Writing the Stories of Your Life
2 p.m., Monday, June 13
Cafeteria Conference Room, Northern Dutchess Hospital
Do you remember the day you learned to ride a bike? Held your first grandchild? Suffered a great heartbreak? Laughed so hard you cried? In this workshop, memoir writing instructor Beverly Sloane will teach you how to turn a significant memory into a compelling, vivid and honest written work. The Center for Healthy Aging’s Allison Gould will discuss the therapeutic value of writing for healing and personal growth.
Speakers: Memoirist Beverly Sloane and Clinical Social Worker Allison Gould 
To register: call 845-876-4745 or visit www.healthquest.org/wellness


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Starting May 4 - YMCA Bike Events 

Ride Like You Mean It - Adult Bicycle Education Program:  Wednesdays, May 4, 11, 18, from 5:30-8:30pm, Registration: $50.00; Scholarships available.  Ulster County’s first education program geared to the needs of adults! Designed for those who have been riding for years as well as those who are just thinking about getting on (or back on) a bike this spring. The class will feature interactive classroom discussion and on-bike instruction and practice.  Bike and helmet required; participants may bring their own or use the Y’s. Location: YMCA.  Enrollment limited to 12 students. Instructor: Tom Polk.  For further information contact him at 338-3810, x102, or tpolk@ymcaulster.org

3rd Annual YMCA Bike Fest, Sunday May 15, 11-2pm.  Get rolling with bike education and games for kids, a community bike ride for all ages through Midtown and Uptown Kingston and a free bicycle repair station.  Donate an old bike to the YMCA’s Lend a Wheel program so someone else can ride - and enter to win some cool bike stuff! Presented by ShopRite and Co-sponsored by Bike Friendly Kingston, Kingston Greenline Committee, Live Well Kingston and the Kingston Complete Streets Advisory Council.  This event will be held at the YMCA, 507 Broadway, Kingston, and is free and open to the public.

And for June Chronogram:
11th Annual Tour De Kingston and Ulster, Sunday June 26, Forsyth Park, Kingston.  Rides for all ages and abilities.  Road rides are 25 and 50 miles, Road and Trail Rides are 10, 18 and 28 miles and the Kingston Family Ride is a flat and easy 5 miles.  The Family Ride is FREE and is escorted by Tour De Kingston Road Marshals and the Kingston Police Department.  BBQ lunch, raffle and scholarship awards follow the rides.  Sponsors include the YMCA, HealthAlliance Foundation, Herzogs/Kingston Plaza and Rondout Savings Bank. To register or for more information, go to the website: www.tourdekingston.com


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May 7 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo

May 7, 2016 - Women's Health & Fitness Expo at Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine

16th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo
http://www.womenshealthexpo.com

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Miller Middle School
Lake Katrine, NY
8:30am to 4:00pm
 
Our programs and demonstrations will teach you how keeping active and eating healthy can prevent disease, improve mood, and get you fit!
 
Hundreds of health & fitness exhibits
- FREE Health Screenings
- Seminars
- Private Mini-consultations
- Healthy Food
- Movement Workshops
- Free Spa Services
- Book Nook
... And much, much more!
 
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS
Over 20 FREE screenings for health-related conditions, including cholesterol, blood pressure, osteoporosis, glucose, bone density and more.

SPA Take advantage of the chance for free spa treatments, including deep tissue massage, energy massage, acupuncture, and more!

KIDS ZONE Featuring Excel Gymnastics, Operation Safe Child, and more to be announced!

    

    
 
Volunteers needed
Volunteer for 1 shift and get in FREE
Contact  = volunteer@womenshealthexpo.com
 
Victoria Langling
Volunteer Coordinator
Saturday May 7th at Miller School
16th Annual Women's Health & Fitness Expo  
volunteer@womenshealthexpo.com   
Markertek Offices (845) 246-3036 x7333
Expo Offices (845) 802-7025

http://www.womenshealthexpo.com


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May 7 - 5th Annual Allyson Whitney 5K 

Allyson Whitney Foundation Announces 5th Annual Allyson Whitney 5K  AWF5K

Proceeds to Provide Grants for Young Adults with Rare Cancers

Lace up those sneakers and walk/run with us at the 5th annual Allyson Whitney 5K on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Enjoy scenic Kauneonga Lake and the benefits of the outdoors while supporting the Allyson Whitney Foundation’s mission to empower and fight for the interests of young adults with rare cancers. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the largest fundraiser for the organization - a true milestone for this local charity. It’s with great hope that the community will support their efforts to create their biggest and most successful race to date. 

The event will once again be held at the Kauneonga Lake Fireman’s Pole Barn located at 3594 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake, NY. Online registration is open until May 3 and is $30.00 for adults (18+), $20 for teens (12-17) and $15.00 for children (11 & under) and can be completed by visiting bit.ly/2016AWF5K. All pre-registered adult attendees will receive a race t-shirt and goodie swag bag.

Race Day registration rates increase and are $35.00 for adults (18+), $25 for teens (12-17) and $18 for children (11 & under). Registration opens at 8:00am and closes and 9:45am. Each registered participant will receive a wristband that includes: pre-race breakfast, post-race BBQ lunch provided by Mr.Willy’s of Monticello, NY and other local businesses, pre-race Zumba, face painting and additional activities to be announced at a later date.

Get your run sponsored by family, friends and colleagues! Join the Allyson Whitney 5k team on Crowdrise (www.crowdrise.com/awf5k) and create your own fundraising page. No amount is too small!

Prizes will be given to those who receive total pledge amounts of $300.00 and up. If collecting cash pledges, bring them to the Pledge Tent on race day. Record pledges and be sure to include the following: Race Participant, contributor name, and amount. Our success is largely impacted on donations, so any fundraising efforts by participants is truly essential.

Timing System is provided by NYCRuns (http://nycruns.com/). Cash awards will be provided to the top 3 overall finishers. Other prize awards will be given for the top 3 in the following female and male age groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-over.

If you cannot make the event, but would like to contribute to the foundation, donations can be mailed to Allyson Whitney Foundation, Inc., PO Box 586, Rock Hill, NY 12775 or by visiting our website at www.allysonwhitney.org/donate.  ALL donations are tax deductible: They are a 501c3 charity.

Proceeds from the event will primarily provide individuals with ‘life interrupted grants’™ to ease their financial burden so that they can concentrate their energy on healing.

For more information on about the race itself, sponsorship & volunteer opportunities, raffle & in-kind donations, please contact run@allysonwhitney.org or visit www.allysonwhitney.org/events.

About Allyson Whitney Foundation: The Allyson Whitney Foundation is a 501 (3) non-profit organization that was founded in March 2012 in love and memory of Monticello, New York resident, Allyson Whitney Strong.

Allyson was ready to take on the world as a young adult when she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Small Cell Cervical Cancer (SCCC). Ally traveled in and out of the country searching for a protocol to defeat the cancer. She was tough and fought hard, but the war ended too soon on November 24, 2011. The Allyson Whitney Foundation, Inc. was founded to empower and fight for the interests of young adults with rare cancers, an underserved and underfunded group. Their vision is to shine a spotlight on this specific demographic of young adults and to place an emphasis on the need for rare cancer research. Allyson Whitney Foundation primarily provides individuals with ‘life interrupted grants’™ to ease their financial burden so that they can concentrate their energy on healing, while additionally supporting research for this particular demographic.


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Starting May 7 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

- YUP - Kingston Clean Sweep
Saturday May 7, 2016
YUP Kingston Clean Sweep ... read more
Register Now

- YUP Highway Clean Up
Saturday May 21, 2016
YUP Highway Clean Up ... read more
Register Now

- Chamber Breakfast Meeting with Garry Kvistad and Robert Tonner
Tuesday May 24, 2016
May 2016 Chamber Breakfast Meeting ... read more
Categories: Chamber Of Commerce
Register Now

- Membership Mixer at Ashokan Center
Tuesday May 31, 2016
Chamber Mixer at Ashokan Center ... read more

Chamber Breakfast Meetings are a great way to network with local business leaders and stay on top of current events. Registration is required. $25 Members - Prepay, $30 Members - At the door, $35 Non-Members.
Register here

Sponsor: http://centerforspectrumservices.org/

- 2017 "KEEP IT LOCAL" 
GUIDE & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Keep It Local Membership Directory
The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that we will be producing the new 2017 "Keep it Local" Community Resource Guide & Membership Directory.

Interested in advertising?
Contact Carol Ricken at 845.338.5100 x 104 or Carol@UlsterChamber.org

Click here to view media kit

- ULSTER LEADERSHIP DINNER AND GRADUATION
June 6, 2016
5:30 pm
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
25 S. Partition Street, Saugerties, NY

Join us to honor the Ulster Leadership Development Institute Class of 2016. Our keynote speaker will be Jay Rifenbary. (http://www.rifenbary.com/)

This event is open to the public. Click here to order tickets
- BUY LOCAL EXPO 2016
September 21, 2016
12:00 - 5:00 pm
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
25 S. Partition Street, Saugerties, NY

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


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May 9 - Back Pain Prevention Program At Northern Dutchess Hospital 

Rhinebeck - Education is the key to preventing and treating conditions that cause chronic lower back pain, according to Larry Flowers, a physical therapist assistant at Northern Dutchess Hospital.

Flowers will present “Back School,” a back health education class, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 9 in the boardroom of the hospital, 6511 Springbrook Ave.

Participants will learn how to avoid common mistakes that lead to strains and other muscle aches. Simple steps such as keeping your back flexible and strong as well as proper lifting and bending techniques can minimize the chance of future pain or injury.

“We want people to stay active and not be robbed of life’s enjoyments because of a back problem,” Flowers said. “Prevention is the goal of our Back School.”
  
This is a community-benefit education class. Optional $10 booklets will be sold. For information or to reserve a seat, visit www.healthquest.com/wellness or call 845-871-3427 (TTY 800-421-1220).


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May 13 - Caring Connections Free Annual Family Caregiver Conference 

Caring Connections Presents: Free Annual Family Caregiver Conference

The conference will be held on May 13, 2016 at The Chateau (formerly Hillside Manor) in Kingston, NY.

The focus of the conference will be on connecting the Family Caregiver to the resources available in our community and how these resources can assist them in the care they provide to their loved ones.  Family Caregivers will also learn cognitive, behavioral, and holistic strategies that will empower them in their caregiver journey.

This conference is FREE to Caregivers but registration is required.  For more information regarding sponsorship, vendor tables or ads in our program, contact Evelyn Flynn at Caring Connections, 901-5744, or ef12401@aol.com.

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May 13 - Center For Spectrum Services Celebrates 40th Anniversary With A Hollywood Ruby Jubilee 

May 13 - Center for Spectrum's Hollywood Ruby Jubilee

The Heydays of Hollywood Come to Saugerties to Support
Local Children with Autism at Spectrum Services
 
In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, Center for Spectrum Services, one of the area's key providers of educational services for children with autism, will host its annual major fundraiser on May 13th, 2016. The event in the form of a Hollywood Ruby Jubilee-is slated to take place at the Saugerties Performing Arts Factory (SPAF), which will be decked out like a Hollywood film set, with actor impersonators mingling and mugging with guests, photo opportunities galore, costumes, dinner, dancing, and awards ceremony.
 
"The Hollywood Jubilee will absolutely bring guests back to the glory days of Hollywood," says Jubilee chair Rebecca Schatzel. "When we first saw the venue, which is a marvelous canvas with which to work, I remarked, 'this looks just like the film-set of a Hollywood movie,' and that inspired the theme." Spectrum Services promises a fabulous night for all, with entertainment, and features to bring attendees back in time to the iconic days of an old Hollywood.
 
"We're very excited to have radio personality Kimberly Kay from Mix 97FM as our MISTRESS of ceremonies," says Susan Buckler, Spectrum Services' co-founder and Administrative Director. "Already part of the Spectrum Services clan with a family member attending the school, Kimberly is no stranger to the wonderful work we do, and didn't hesitate in coming on board as our emcee."
 
The evening also serves as an awards ceremony, praising those in our community that have greatly supported Spectrum Services. "We're delighted to be honoring the work of Carve for a Cause, its board of directors, and its founder, Marianne Murray," Buckler says. "Carve for a Cause has supported many worthy causes in the Hudson Valley, including the Spectrum Services Playgrounds Project." The project centered on the installation of two new playgrounds at Spectrum Services' Kingston and Ellenville schools.
 
Other honorees include Deising's Bakeries, its staff, and the entire Deising Family. "Deising's Bakeries has always risen to the occasion in support of worthy organizations and charities in the area," says Spectrum Services co-founder and Program Director Jamey Wolff. "As Center for Spectrum Services has seen that generosity firsthand, the Hollywood Ruby Jubilee is the perfect opportunity to thank them." Finally, the night will also celebrate the lifelong work of Spectrum Services founders Susan Buckler and Jamey Wolff.
 
The fundraiser features a Hollywood Premier Party, offering guests a head start on hobnobbing and "rubbing elbows" with the night's other stars and award recipients, pre-bid on silent auction items and enjoy fine libations and hors d'oeuvre. The silent auction includes a wide-range of items, services, and products set to add to the fundraising, like weeklong get-a-ways, spa treatments, exotic gift baskets, and more!
 
The event is sponsored by individuals and local businesses that include Peter & Rebecca Schatzel and Family, Rich Rowley & Marianne Murray, Rose & Kiernan, Wells Fargo Advisors, Rondout Savings Bank, Herzog's Home Improvement, TD Bank, Central Hudson, County Waste, and Ulster Savings Bank. Sponsorships opportunities are still available and interested parties can contact Spectrum Services at 845-336-2616, ext. 165.

CLICK HERE for additional details.

The Center for Spectrum Services provides programs and services to individuals in the Hudson Valley with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our expertise in education, clinical needs, and support programming to individuals with autism and their families is well established, and grounded in the principals of care, a nourishing environment, and the latest in educational techniques and clinical best practices. Our professional staff are sought by school districts, agencies, organizations, and professionals for training and consultations in working with individuals with autism. We're the Center for Spectrum Services, and we've been brightening the lives of people with autism since 1976.

Center for Spectrum Services, 70 Kukuk Lane, Kingston, NY 12401


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May 20 - United Way Golf Tournament 

Friday, May 20, 2016
The Lazy Swan Golf & Country Club
http://www.thelazyswan.com/
1754 Old King's Highway, Saugerties, New York

SIGN UP TODAY!
https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=8894

Register Online or Download Golfer Registration Form
 
All proceeds from this event will benefit LOCAL programs and services supported by the United Way of Ulster County.
Please visit our website to learn more: www.ulsterunitedway.org.  

SPONSOR INFORMATION
Download Sponsorship Form or Sign Up Online
 
United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401


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Starting May 23 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

- Save the Date
EBA Mixer
May 23 location TBD

- EBA/BOCES Scholarship
We are proud to announce that EBA has established an annually  recurring scholarship program at BOCES, Port Ewen for a deserving High School graduate.

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

- Participate in our Member-to-Member Discount Program
What better than to reward all of us who shop local!
www.esopusbusinessalliance.org/membertomemberdiscount.html

- 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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June 19 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces 2016 New Paltz Challenge Run 

The New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its 7th Annual New Paltz Challenge Run!  The 2016 edition will be held on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19 and proceeds will benefit the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce and its community projects.

Early bird discounted registration ends Friday, April 15. Participants can choose from a half-marathon, Family 5K, and/or kid's 1-mile run. The half-marathon features an out-and-back course along the scenic Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, and offers runners a rural New Paltz landscape with sweeping views of the Shawangunk Ridge, the Wallkill River, and Historic Huguenot Street, a National Historic Landmark District. Both the half-marathon & the 5K feature the following: chip timing, water stops, first place in age group prizes, post-race refreshments, flat courses (ideal timed in 10 year age groups.  New for this year is a 1-mile kid’s race.  Children ages 5-13 can participate in a fun 1-mile out and back run on the rail trail before the 5k-race start.

The race starting time is 7:30am for the half-marathon, 8am for the kid’s fun run, and 8:30am for the 5k.  Races starts at the Gilded Otter, 3 Main Street, New Paltz. Registration and packet pick-up will be at the Gilded Otter, 3 Main Street, on Saturday June 18 from 12pm-4pm and on race-day starting at6am, at the Gilded Otter.  The course will close at 10:30 a.m.

There will be no race-day registration for the half-marathon as the race will be capped.  There will be same day registration for the 5k and kids fun run. The half-marathon registration closes on Wednesday, June 15 and will be capped.   For more information, pricing and online prepaid registrations go for PR’s) plus all half-marathon finishers will receive medals. The half-marathon will be timed in 5-year age groups and the 5K will be to www.newpaltzchallenge.com or call 845-255-0243.


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June 25,26 - RHINEBECK Arts Festival 

June 25,26, 2016 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

RHINEBECK ARTS FESTIVAL
Discover
Shop
Create
Experience
Celebrate
Indulge
Explore
NEW SUMMER DATES!
June 25 & 26, 2016

Two hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the fourth annual Rhinebeck Arts Festival. The festival will take place on its new summer dates, June 25th and 26th.

This diverse experience includes unique art, live music from the award winning Lindsey Webster Band, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries, craft demonstrations, interactive experiences and family activities.

The two-day festival draws passionate, arts conscious visitors from the Hudson Valley as well as tourists from the Tri-State area and beyond to partake in adventurous shopping and meet jury-selected, modern American makers from 25 states. This is a destination event not to miss!

FEATURED HUDSON VALLEY ARTISTS
The Hudson Valley is well represented with over 50 participating artists from around the region including: rustic wooden furniture by Joseph Guida of Germantown; Hudson Valley landscape photography by Larry Chapman of New Paltz; kiln formed, intricately patterned art glass by Joan Ensminger of Stone Ridge; nature-inspired, sculptural, hand-carved rings by Manya Tessler & Roumen Vragov of Cold Spring; brightly colored, felted wool bowls by Erin Von Holdt-Gilbert of Saugerties; whimsically painted children’s furniture by Debra Sall from Rhinebeck. A full list of Rhinebeck Arts Festival artists is available at www.artrider.com.  

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

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), www.diatoddnics.com.

FEATURED GOURMET FOOD, BEVERAGE & SPECIALTY PURVEYORS
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival will also highlight delicious gourmet foods, beverages and specialties. Gourmet enthusiasts will enjoy: Hudson Valley “field to glass” bourbon and whiskey by Hillrock Estate Distillery; delectable oversized whoopee pies and eclairs by To The Queen’s Taste; unique all natural jams and jellies from Maya’s Jams; scrumptious biscotti including gluten free and sugar free options by Bella’s Home-Baked Goods; immune-boosting ginger elixirs by Immuneschein; farm-raised venison sausage and jerky from Highland Farms; and unique chocolate and chili wines from Pazdar Winery.

FEATURED MUSICIAN
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...”* who will be performing on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. Lindsey recently spent a record-breaking four weeks on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart.

FEATURED PARTNERS
Artrider, a 33-year veteran of producing high quality craft and art shows in the Northeast, is producing the Rhinebeck Arts Festival in collaboration with Chronogram, Hudson Valley Tourism, and Arts Mid-Hudson, bringing the community together through art. 
 
MAKE A WEEKEND OUT OF IT
Make a weekend get-away in the Hudson Valley including the Rhinebeck Arts Festival by staying in one of the comfortable bed and breakfasts; visiting National Parks properties; dining on Hudson Valley farm-to-table foods; breathing in some fresh air on a nature hike and so much more. Visit http://dutchesstourism.com for more information.

ABOUT ARTRIDER
Artrider Productions Inc. has produced arts events since 1982, has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to American artists and has raised millions of dollars for charitable and cultural organizations. Artrider also produces the long-running Crafts at Lyndhurst, CraftMorristown and CraftWestport shows and is dedicated to sustaining the careers of artists throughout the country.
 
DETAILS
Show hours are Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, June 26 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 Rhinebeck Arts Festival is held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, located at 6550 Spring Brook Avenue (Route 9) in Rhinebeck, New York. There is free parking and the show is rain or shine. Sorry, while we love our furry friends, no pets are allowing within the fairgrounds.
 
Full details on the Rhinebeck Arts Festival as well as links to Artrider’s other events are available at www.artrider.com.

Media Inquiries Contact: Laura Kandel 845-331-1337, crafts@artrider.com
Advertising Inquiries Contact: Jackie Jarit Sobel, 845-331-7900, jackie@artrider.com


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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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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:

Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
www.bluemountainbistro.com
845-340-9800. 948 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.


Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
Henry's at the Farm
www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
www.henrysatbuttermilk.com
845-795-1310. 220 North Rd., Milton, NY 12547.


Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
www.eyes-ok.com
845-339-4990.   240 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.

H. Houst & Son Inc.
www.hhoust.com
845-679-2115.   4 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.

Hanna Weare, MA, LMT
Somatic Therapies
www.AwareBodyProcess.com
845-532-3382. Gardiner, NY.


Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest 2016
Read More
Special Half Price Tickets if purchased between Nov. 20- Nov. 30, 2015.

Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT   
isabelmlmt@yahoo.com
845-706-3024. Woodstock, NY.


Jarita's Florist
www.jaritas.com
845-679-6161. 17 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498.

JK's Wine & Liquor
www.jkswineandliquor.com
845-331-6429. Kingston Plaza, near Hannaford, Kingston, NY 12401.

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

845-901-0341. 319 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401.


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
www.kingstoncigarshoppe.com
845-331-0500. Next to JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401.

Loominus Woodstock
www.loominus.com
845-679-6500.   18 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498.

MAC Fitness
www.macfitness.net
MAC 9W: 845-338-2887. Rt. 9W, East Chester St. By-Pass, Kingston NY 12401;
MAC Plaza: 845-853-7377. Kingston Plaza, Kingston NY 1240
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MAC Fitness Spa
www.thespaatmac.com
845-338-2887. Rt. 9W By-Pass, Kingston, NY 12401.

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
www.MGphotoman.com
845-255-5255. Studio @ 1 Jacobs Lane, New Paltz, NY 12561.


Montano's Shoe Store
www.montanosshoestore.com
845-246-4381. 77 Partition St., Saugerties, NY 12477.

Moondance Ridge Bed and Breakfast of New Paltz
www.moondanceridge.com
845-255-4161.   55 Shivertown Rd., New Paltz, NY 12561.


Mother Earth's Storehouse
www.motherearthstorehouse.com
845-336-5541. 300 Kings Mall Court, Rt. 9W, Kingston, NY 12401.
845-246-9614. 249 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477.
845-296-1069. 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.


Nana's Creative Cafe
www.nanascreativecafe.com
845-679-8400. 98 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock, NY 12498.


Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


Stacie Flint Art
Expressionist Paintings and Portrait Commissions
www.StacieFlint.com
845-255-2505.  New Paltz.

The Flower Garden
www.theflowergarden124.com
845-246-5961. 3218 Route 9W, Saugerties, NY 12477.

Town & Country Liquors
www.townandcountryliquorstore.com
845-246-8931. Rt. 212 CVS Plaza, Saugerties, NY 12477.


Tuthilltown Spirits and Distillery Tours
www.tuthilltown.com
Watch us on Youtube
845-633-8734.   14 Gristmill Lane, Gardiner, NY 12525.


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

      


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Massage Therapy With Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT   

Rehabilitation & Relaxation

Acupressure/Shiatsu, Swedish,  Myofascial,  Geriatric,  Sports,  Stone,  Reiki or any combination of the above.

Reasonable Rates - Discounts - Gift Certificates

Woodstock Location

For more info & to make an appointment
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Hold a Workshop Or Demo At the Women's Health & Fitness 2016 Expo On May 7 

Apply to Present a Workshop, Fitness Demo or Cooking Demo!

Saturday, May 7, 8:30am-4pm
65 Fording Place Road
Lake Katrine, NY

The Women's Health and Fitness Expo is now taking applications (http://www.womenshealthexpo.com/workshop-demo-app) for workshops and demos at this year's Expo!

We want to bring together the region's finest professionals to offer our attendees programs that support their health and fitness journey.

Presenters may apply to host 60-minute workshops and/or demonstrations on everything from traditional medical modalities to alternative health practices as well as fitness and cooking.

The overall focus should be prevention, fitness, learning and healthy living.

Reach Out to Women Who Make Important Health Decisions!

The WH&F Expo is an invaluable opportunity to reach highly engaged women who make major health, wellness, food and fitness decisions for themselves and their families.

We would love to welcome you aboard to help make this year’s event a spectacular success for all who attend!

http://www.womenshealthexpo.com/workshop-demo-app

Women's Health & Fitness Foundation
360 Washington Ave.
Kingston, NY 12401

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Call for Entry: Fall For Art Juried Art Show/Sale Fundraiser 

Call for Entry: Fall for Art Juried Art Show/Sale Fundraiser - Submission Deadline: APRIL 30.
 
The Jewish Federation of Ulster County invites regional artists of all media (two- and three-dimensional) to submit work for its 20th Anniversary Fall for Art, juried art show, sale & cocktail fundraiser to be held Thursday, Sept 8, from 5 to 9 pm, at The Chateau in Kingston.
 
Artists receive 60% of sales; the Federation receives 40%. Images should represent the actual work artist would display in the show. Artists are asked to submit application by April 30 and include five quality JPEG images via email to info@fallforart.org - Subject Line: 2016 Fall for Art; OR a CD with five images with a SASE to: Jewish Federation of Ulster County, 1 Albany Avenue, Suite G10, Kingston, NY 12401. If accepted, a $20 exhibitor’s fee applies.
 
It is important to identify each entry with the artist’s name, address, email and phone number and piece description: size, medium and price. Images should represent the actual work artist would display in the show. A photo of the booth display is also helpful. The entry form and guidelines may be downloaded from www.fallforart.org. Note: Jury notification is on or about May 30. 

For further information, email info@fallforart.org or call 845-338-8131.
 
Arlene Gould, Executive Coordinator
Jewish Federation of Ulster County
1 Albany Ave. Suite G-10
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-8131; www.ucjf.org
 
We are a community-building organization that enriches Jewish life locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world by helping those in need and fostering Jewish values for the greater good.


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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 advertising rates
 

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 2300. 

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.  Add $10/image per edition.

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
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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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Nana's Creative Cafe Job Opportunities

We're always interested to hear from kitchen ninjas who can flip eggs, chop veggies and wash dishes like a champ.

If you have experience, wanna have fun and work hard as part of a team in a nice environment, then stop by at 98 Mill Hill Road in Woodstock, call us (845-679-8400), or send an email to nanascreativecafe@gmail.com


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

JOIN OUR TEAM!


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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We Need Your Help At The Women's Health & Fitness Expo (WHFE) Held On May 7 

Call for Volunteers!
Be a part of this year's WH&F Expo

Saturday, May 7, 8:30am-4pm
65 Fording Place Road
Lake Katrine, NY

Calling all interested, energetic and dedicated individuals: the 16th Women’s Health & Fitness Expo needs you!

Want to have fun while helping us build a healthier community? Volunteer with us! (http://www.womenshealthexpo.com/volunteer-contact-form-usermenu-149) Every year, the Expo provides a one-stop source for hands-on demos, seminars, workshops, spa treatments and health screenings - all to create a healthier, happier community.

Volunteers at the Expo receive a complimentary t-shirt and free admission to the event - just donate a few hours of your time and then spend the day exploring and learning with us.

Contact us at volunteer@womenshealthexpo.com or sign up online (http://www.womenshealthexpo.com/volunteer-contact-form-usermenu-149). 

2016 Event Flyers
Distributing flyers is a great way to get the word out early about the Expo. Please call (845) 802-7025 or email support@womenshealthexpo.com if you have a business or event where you can distribute flyers. We also offer a downloadable digital version of the flyer that can be emailed to your customer list or posted on your web site.

Women's Health & Fitness Foundation
360 Washington Ave
Kingston, NY 12401


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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:

4/27
7th Annual UlsterCorps Service Summit
New Paltz - 481-0331

5/6-5/7
Women's Health & Fitness Expo
Lake Katrine - 802-7025

5/14
Repair Cafe
Kingston - 339-2526

5/21
Repair Cafe
New Paltz - 646-302-5835

6/1-7/6
Amateur Radio General Class - License Upgrade Training
Kingston - 687-9951

6/4-5
HAM Radio License Class
Woodstock - 687-9951

6/18
11th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day
Kingston - 331-1110

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 LISTINGS:

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HOUSES, FOR SALE:


Coming Soon!



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.

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



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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:

National Disaster Distress Helpline:

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 disasters. The DDH offers 24/7/365 toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual hotline (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746; Spanish-speakers can text “Hablanos” to 66746) counseling, support, and referrals to local community-based resources for Hurricane 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.

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.

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

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


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

NY Rising
Recovery and Small Business 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

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


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Emergency Preparedness Plan - Are you Ready? 

What would I do? That’s an important question to ask, especially when you’re thinking about safety in the event of an emergency.

Having a preparedness plan before an emergency happens is essential to your safety. Make sure you’re ready by taking our Red Cross Preparedness Quiz at http://www.redcross.org/lp/preparedness-quiz

It’s just five questions, and you may learn something new that could help you and your loved ones stay safe in the event of a disaster.

Knowledge is the first step in readying yourself and your family in case of emergency. From having a packed emergency kit to picking your family meeting place, preparedness is essential.


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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).
www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php#resources

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 and computers.

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
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:
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:


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

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.

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.

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

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.


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:


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

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


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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Preparedness Checklist For Your 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.

- 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/info/emergency-disaster-and-preparedness-290

- Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Pets
http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/pet-safety

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.

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. The following websites contain info on pet friendly lodging and travel:
http://www.petswelcome.com/
http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/
http://www.travelpets.com/

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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.

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); 

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

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 Topic: Hurricanes

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

HURRICANES: Basic Preparedness Tips

When There Is No Hurricane: Make a Hurricane Plan!
- Know your hurricane risk (http://community.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/be-smart) Talk to your local emergency management agency. ·Make an emergency plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan)
 - Build or restock your basic disaster supplies kit (http://www.ready.gov/kit), including food and water, a flashlight, batteries, chargers, cash, and first aid supplies.
- Consider buying flood insurance (https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/). Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground or to evacuate.
- Stay tuned to local wireless emergency alerts (http://www.ready.gov/alerts), TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.
- Make a family emergency communication plan (http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan).

Preparing Your Home  - Trim or remove damaged trees and limbs for safety. Secure and reinforce outside items (roof, windows, doors).

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TERMS:
Hurricane Watch = conditions possible within the next 48 hrs.
- Review your evacuation route(s) & listen to local officials. ·Review the items in your disaster supply kit; and add items to meet household needs for children, parents, individuals with disabilities or other access and functional needs (http://www.ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs) or pets.

Hurricane Warning = conditions are expected within 36 hrs.
- Follow evacuation orders from local officials, if given. ·Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.
STAY SAFE!!!
- Watch out for debris and downed power lines. ·Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters, which may be electrically charged.
- Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and fast-moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  
http://www.ready.gov/ 


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Preparedness Topic: Wildfires

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

WILDFIRES: Basic Preparedness Tips

Wildfires often begin unnoticed. These fires are usually triggered by lightning or accidents. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees, and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now, before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area.

Before a Wildfire:
The following are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your property in the event of a fire.
- You should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Regularly clean roof and gutters.
- Inspect chimneys at least twice a year. Clean them at least once a year
- Install a dual-sensor smoke alarm on each level of your home, especially near bedrooms; test monthly and change the batteries at least once each year.
- Teach each family member how to use a fire extinguisher (ABC type) and show them where it's kept.

Practice Wildfire Safety:
People start most wildfires - find out how you can promote and practice wildfire safety.
- Contact your local fire department, or forestry office for information on fire laws.
- Make sure that fire vehicles can get to your home. Clearly mark all driveway entrances and display your name and address.
- Teach children about fire safety. Keep matches out of their reach.
- Post fire emergency telephone numbers.
- Plan several escape routes away from your home - by car and by foot.
- Talk to your neighbors about wildfire safety. Plan how the neighborhood could work together after a wildfire. Consider how you could help neighbors such as elderly, children or disabled persons.

Follow Local Burning Laws and:
- Have a fire extinguisher or garden hose on hand when burning debris.
- Wildfires: Are You Prepared. L-203. Wildfire safety tips, preparedness and mitigation techniques.

Public Health Preparedness Unit
Ulster County Department of Health
Golden Hill Office Bldg.
239 Golden Hill Lane
Kingston, NY  12401
Phone: 845-334-5538
www.ulstercountyny.gov/health
www.ready.gov


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Preparedness Topic: Power Outages 

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
- Make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
- Have an up-to-date contact list for those you may need to reach during a disaster
- Make alternate methods of communication in case traditional means are not available.

POWER OUTAGES: Basic Preparedness Tips

Before a Power Outage               
- Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
- Charge cell phones and any battery powered devices.
- Purchase ice or freeze water-filled plastic containers to help keep food cold during a temporary power outage.
- Keep your car’s gas tank full-gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps. Do NOT keep the car running in a garage, partially enclosed space, or close to a home, this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Learn about the emergency plans that have been established in your area by visiting your county website.
- For planning information tips for elders and special needs visit: Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

During a Power Outage: Safety Tips
- Only use flashlights for emergency lighting, candles can cause fires.
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed.
- Put on layers of warm clothing if it is cold outside. 
- Turn off or disconnect appliances and other equipment in case of a momentary power “surge” that can damage computers and other devices. 
- Only use generators away from your home and NEVER run a generator inside a home or garage, or connect it to your home's electrical system.

After a Power Outage
- Throw away any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40° F (4° C) for 2 hours or more or that has an unusual odor, color or texture. When in doubt, throw it out!
- Contact your doctor if you’re concerned about medications having spoiled.
- Restock your emergency kit with fresh batteries, canned foods and other supplies

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


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 OUR SUPPORTERS:

A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway
845-810-2732

Alpine Endeavors, LLC
845-658-3094

Artrider Productions
845-331-1337

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

Bottom Line Business Services
845-489-6518

Breast Cancer Options
845-339-HOPE (4673)

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa
845-795-1310

Buttermilk Spa
845-795-4050

Cabinet Designers, Inc.
845-331-2200

Camp Seewackamano / YMCA
845-338-3810 x111

Camp Wiltmeet / YMCA
845-338-3810 x 115

Catskill Mountain Music Together
657-2600


Center For Spectrum Services 
845-336-2616


Chasin & Guarente, Drs., Optometrists, P.C.
845-339-4990

Child Care Connections
845-331-7080

Circle of Friends Outdoor Adventures Summer Camp
845-834-3342

ClutterBusters
Sue Story

845-657-6644


ColorPage
845-331-7581

Dawn's Dog Boarding
845-706-8447


Esopus Business Alliance
845-384-1650

Ethan Allen - Bell's Design Center
845-565-6000


Fall For Art
845-338-8131


Family Domestic Violence Services
845-331-7080 x127

First Connections, Inc.
845-679-0569

First Steps Day Care Center
845-679-6301

GoodLife Youth Journal
845-679-0908


H. Houst & Son
845-679-2115

Hanna Weare, MA, LMT /
Somatic Therapies

845-532-3382

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 Sunrooms / Four Seasons Sunrooms
845-339-1787


Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

I Cane
845-594-2051


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


Isabel M. Miller, NYSLMT
845-706-3024


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

Juckas Stables
845-361-1429


Kingston Candy Bar

845-901-0341


Kingston Cigar Shoppe
845-331-0500

Loominus Woodstock
845-679-6500

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

MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

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

Nana's Creative Cafe

845-679-8400


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


Nina Silverman Physical Therapy
845-331-8590

Northern Dutchess Hospital
Health Quest affiliate
845-876-3001

Parisi Speed School
at MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

Photos By Rochelle

Rev. Myriam Bouchard, Interfaith Minister
845-489-6518

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 Ballet Center
845-246-4316


Saugerties Chamber of Commerce
845-246-3788

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

School of the New Moon
845-679-7112

Sophie Sirpanlis Real Estate
845-336-5000


Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
845-275-8152

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


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

TheCommunityGuide.
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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

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

Women At Woodstock
213-785-8835


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

Woodstock Chiropractic
David Rosenblum, DC
845-679-2225

Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase
845-389-9247

Woodstock Playhouse

845-679-6900

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
845-338-3810

 

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