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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:

Maverick Concerts 2014 Season
Maverick Concerts in Woodstock, NY

HITS-On-The-Hudson Horse Shows In Saugerties Offer Action-Packed Olympic-Level Competition
HITS-On-The-Hudson in Saugerties New York

September 4 - 18th Annual “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 
September 4 - 18th Annual “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 

September 6,7 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest
September 6&7, 2014 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

September 11 - Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Golf Outing
September 11, 2014 - Southern Ulster Chamber Golf Outing

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


JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)

Before And After School Child Care Referral Service 


IT''S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:

Enjoy Dinner At Emiliani Ristorante in Saugerties

Upcoming At Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino In Saugerties

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

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


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August In-Home Massage For Breast Cancer Survivors 

“Back to School Night” Offers Relative Caregivers Free Backpacks And School Supplies 

The Washbourne House Back To School Drive 

Summer Swim at Williams Lake Benefits Rosendale Pool Project

Long Term Care Awareness

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Two Health Quest Hospitals Join Safe Motherhood Initiative 

Health Quest Prepares For Potential Ebola Cases 

September 12 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat: A Program From Breast Cancer Options 

Free Holistic/Alternative Healthcare Clinics in Ulster County

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HITS-On-The-Hudson Horse Shows In Saugerties Offer Action-Packed Olympic-Level Competition

Maverick Concerts 2014 Season

Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Events 

September 4 - 18th Annual “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 

Starting September 6 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

September 6,7 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Starting September 8 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

Starting September 8 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce News & Upcoming Events

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News

September 10 - United Way's Annual Day of Caring 

Starting September 11 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Starting September 11 - Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News And 6th Annual SUCCC Golf Outing 

September 12 - Journey of Aging, Free Conference

September 12 - You are invited to Always There ~ An Evening In Madrid

September 12 - Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary 1st Annual Card and Game Night

Starting September 12-14 - Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst And Upcoming Artrider Events 

September 13 - Cruise the Hudson Fundraiser ABOARD “The TEAL”

September 14 - 24th Annual Taste of New Paltz


Starting September 15 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

September 17- Buy Local Business Expo

September 19 - October 30 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Grantseeking Basics Workshop 

September 20, 21 - Hudson Valley Harvest Festival and Music Lineup 

September 21 - 11th Annual Bike for Cancer Care

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


September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

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

November 7 - 7th Annual Circles Of Caring Conference

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Ulster County Office For The Aging 2014 Survey

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FEATURE:
Maverick Concerts 2014 Season



Maverick’s 99th Summer of Music in the Woods will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, the last Romantic, with an exploration of his chamber music and of the rich trove of Central European music at the dawn of the 20th century. We will also renew our commitment to American music with new and recent repertoire, from the cutting-edge work of young composers to America’s master of the string quartet, Elliott Carter.

Our listeners will be treated to familiar and cherished works of chamber music,
along with lesser-known marvels of the repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The exciting and eclectic Jazz at the Maverick series returns, as do the popular and upbeat Saturday morning Young People’s Concerts.

To purchase tickets, visit www.maverickconcerts.org/Tickets.html

For a look at the complete 2014 Maverck Concert season schedule, see below or visit
www.maverickconcerts.org/Schedule.html

Saturday, June 28, 11:00 am
Erica Pickhardt & Friends
Young People’s Concert
8:00 pm
Actors & Writers
A Beastly Evening: Short plays, poems, monologues, and songs on the theme of beasts domesticated and feral.

Sunday, June 29, 4:00 pm
The Shanghai Quartet
Benjamin Hochman, piano
American Landscapes I: Bright Sheng and Dvořák
Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op. 76. No. 2, "Fifths"
Bright Sheng: Dance Capriccio (2011)
Leos Janáček: In the Mists
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

Saturday, July 5, 6:30 pm
Benjamin Verdery, guitar
American Landscapes II: Music of the Americas

Sunday, July 6, 4:00 pm
The Calder Quartet
American Landscapes III: California Style
Thomas Adès: Arcadiana, Op. 12 (1994)
Janácek: String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
Beethoven: Quartet 14 In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131

Saturday, July 12, 11:00 am
Kim and Reggie Harris, Folksingers & Storytellers
Young People’s Concert
6:30 pm
Zuill Bailey, cello
Natasha Paremski, piano
The World of Richard Strauss: Kindred Paths
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No.2
Strauss: Sonata for Cello and Piano; Romance in F Major

Sunday, July 13, 4:00 pm
The Ensō String Quartet
Frederic Chiu, piano
The World of Richard Strauss: The Radical Conservative
Strauss: Scherzo from the String Quartet in A Major
Erwin Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major
Franz Schmidt: Quintet in G for Strings and Piano Left Hand (1926)

Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am
Elizabeth Mitchell & Family
Young People’s Concert
6:30 pm
The Harlem String Quartet
Jazz at the Maverick
American Landscapes IV: New York to Paris
Chick Corea: Adventures of Hippocrates (2004)
Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No.2
Piston: String Quartet No.1
Wynton Marsalis: At the Octoroon Balls (1995)

Sunday, July 20, 4:00 pm
The Parnas Duo
Tim Kantor, viola
American Landscapes V: String Trio Masterworks
Beethoven: String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9
Andrew Norman: The Companion Guide to Rome (2010)
Dohnányi: Serenade in C

Saturday, July 26, 8:00 pm
Steve Gorn & Friends
A Twilight Concert of Indian Ragas
With Samarth Nagarkar, vocalist, and 
Samir Chatterjee, tabla

Sunday, July 27, 4:00 pm
Latitude 41
American Landscapes VI: Platt and Dvořák
Dvořák : Piano Trio in F Minor, Op.65
Russell Platt: Duo for Violin and Cello (2008)
Schubert: Piano Trio No.2 in E-flat, Op.100

Saturday, Aug. 2, 8:00 pm
Fred Hersch, piano, with Julian Lage, guitar
Jazz at the Maverick

Sunday, Aug. 3, 4:00 pm
The Modigliani Quartet
Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No.1, Op. 112
Schumann: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No.3
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major

Saturday, Aug. 9, 11:00 am
The Amernet String Quartet and Friends
Young People’s Concert
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Alexander Platt, narrator
8:00 pm
Perry Beekman & Friends
Jazz at the Maverick
American Landscapes VII: The George Gershwin Songbook

Sunday, Aug. 10, 4:00 pm
The Amernet String Quartet
Jon Klibonoff, piano
American Landscapes VIII
The World of Richard Strauss: Cherish the Émigrés
Mahler: Piano Quartet fragments
Dvořák: String Quartet No.11 in F major, "American"
Schoenberg: Six Little Pieces, Op.19
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Piano Quintet

Saturday, Aug. 16, 8:00 pm
Actors & Writers
Speak, Memory: Memoirs by writers and performers past and present

Sunday, Aug. 17, 4:00 pm
Trio Solisti
American Landscapes IX: Piano Trio Landmarks
Beethoven: Piano Trio No.1, Op.1, No.1
Lowell Liebermann: Piano Trio No. 3, Op.122 (2012)
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major

Saturday, Aug. 23, 6:30 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert

In the House of Don Manuel: An Extravaganza Celebrating the Friendship of Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca

Lucy Schaufer, mezzo soprano

Maria Todaro, mezzo soprano
Jenny Lin, piano
Maverick Chamber Players
Members of The Aurea Ensemble

Alexander Platt, conductor
Silvestre Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico García Lorca (1937)

Simon Holt: Canciones (1986) U.S. Premiere.
Alberto Ginastera (b.1914): Puneña No. 2 for solo cello, Hommàge a Paul Sacher (1976)

Falla: Serenata Andaluza for piano (1899)
Fantasia Baetica for piano (1919)
Harpsichord Concerto (1926)
Psyche, for soprano, strings and harp (1924)
Suite from "The Three-Cornered Hat" (original version of 1915)

Sunday, Aug. 24, 4:00 pm
The Jupiter String Quartet
Ilya Yakushev, piano
The World of Richard Strauss: Interpreting Tradition
Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K.575
Strauss: Piano Quartet in C Minor
Bach/Busoni: Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Saturday, Aug. 30, 8:00 pm
Anthony Wilson Guitar Quartet
Jazz at the Maverick
Wilson: The Seasons Suite
Played on John Monteleone's Four Seasons Guitars

Sunday, Aug. 31, 4:00 pm
The Pacifica Quartet
American Landscapes X: Celebrating Carter
Elliott Carter: Two Fragments for String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor, Op.80
Carter: String Quartet No.5
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op.135 (“Muss es Sein?”)

Saturday, Sept. 6, 8:00pm
Happy Traum & Friends

Sunday, Sept. 7, 4:00 pm
The American String Quartet
A Concert for the Friends of Maverick
Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op.76 No.3 "Emperor"
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat, Op.12
Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Maverick Concerts, Inc.
P.O. Box 9
120 Maverick Road
Woodstock, New York 12498
845-679-8217
www.maverickconcerts.org


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FEATURE:
HITS-On-The-Hudson Horse Shows In Saugerties Offer Action-Packed Olympic-Level Competition


HITS-On-The-Hudson Horse in Saugerties, New York

Family fun is only a jump away at HITS-on-the-Hudson!

HITS Horse Shows boast action-packed Olympic-level horse show jumping competition in Saugerties, New York.

2014 DATES:

May 21-25 - HITS-on-the-Hudson I
May 28 - June 1 - HITS-on-the-Hudson II
June 4-8 - HITS-on-the-Hudson III
July 16-20 - HITS-on-the-Hudson IV
July 23-27 - HITS-on-the-Hudson V
July 30 - August 3 - NY Horse & Pony Show (VI)
August 27 -31 - HITS-on-the-Hudson VII
September 3-7 - HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII
Sunday, September 7 - Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix*

Special Events:

Equestrian stars and the ‘crème de la crème’ of equine athletes will converge at HITS Saugerties for eight weeks of exciting show jumping. This week features [gp], starting at approximately 1 p.m. HITS Saugerties is located at 454 Washington Avenue Extension Saugerties, NY 12477. Admission is free throughout the circuit, with the exception of Sundays, when only $5 will grant you admittance. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. For more information, and exact dates, visit HitsShows.com or call 845-246-8833.

Grand Prix Events Every Friday and Sunday!
Beginning at approximately 1pm

·         May 23rd $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         May 25th $50,000 HITS Grand Prix
·         May 30th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         June 1st $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix
·         June 6th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         June 8th $100,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix
·         July 18th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         July 20th $50,000 Horze Equestrian Grand Prix
·         July 25th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         July 27th $75,000 HITS Grand Prix
·         August 1st $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         August 3rd $100,000 Strongid C 2X Grand Prix
·         August 29th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         August 31st $50,000 HITS Grand Pris
·         September 5th $30,000 SmartPak Wild Card Grand Prix
·         September 7th Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix

Charlie Daniels Band at HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, September 7, 2014
Charlie Daniels Band at HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, September 7, 2014
Sunday, September 7 - Three Remarkable Events,  One Price:   HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, Harvest Food Fest and Charlie Daniels Concert.  
Join HITS-on-the-Hudson for the richest event in show jumping. A Benefit for FAMILY of Woodstock, Inc. Spectators are invited to watch the coveted final jewel of HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping, the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix - and cheer on equestrian stars as they battle it out for a piece of the richest purse in the world.

HITS Harvest Food Fest: The HITS Championship will also play host to the inaugural HITS Harvest Food Fest highlighting the region’s top culinary purveyors in a celebratory outdoor setting. From crudités to cupcakes, attendees will have the opportunity to taste free samples from vendors, purchase menu specialties and support local Hudson Valley businesses.

Charlie Daniels Band Concert
: the HITS Championship concludes with a concert by legendary country group Charlie Daniels Band. From his celebrated gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape.

HITS Harvest Food Fest begins 11 am Sunday, September 7. Festival-style concert seating opens at 4:30 pm. All events will be held, rain or shine.

For ticket rates and additional information, visit
www.hitsshows.com/hits-championship/hits-championship-253

For information prior to the horse shows, please contact:
HITS, Inc. | 319 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477
info@HitsShows.com | www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
845.246.8833 | fax: 845.246.6371

For information during the horse shows, please contact:
HITS-on-the-Hudson | 454 Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties, NY 12477
info@HitsShows.com | www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
845.246.5515 | fax: 845.246.2289


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FEATURE:

September 4 - 18th Annual “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 

September 4, 2014 - Jewish Federation of Ulster County presents “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 

Twenty-six Area Artists Selected for September 4th Fall for Art Juried Show & Fundraiser

The 18th annual Fall for Art Fundraiser will feature twenty-six outstanding area artists in the popular art sale/cocktail reception to be held Thursday, September 4th at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston. 

The event is a fundraiser of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, which this year, benefits three Emerging High School Artists, winners of a student competition.

Additional proceeds from the Fall for Art sales also help to support area not-for-profit organizations including the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, Jewish Family Services, and area synagogues, among others. 

Tickets for the September 4th event are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and may be purchased at the website:  http://www.fallforart.org or at the Federation office at One Albany Avenue, Suite G10 (the Governor Clinton building) on Broadway in Kingston, NY. 

There is still time to become an event Sponsor, Friend or Patron as well and to be listed in the event booklet.  The 26 professional artists (see list below) will be present at the event and happy to talk about their work. (Photos of images of artwork are available upon request.) 

For additional information, please visit: http://www.fallforart.org or call the Federation office at 845-338-8131.

Fall for Art participating artists for 2014 include:  Jerilynn Babroff (Acrylics); Brinton Baker (Ceramics); Janet Baskerville (Jewelry); Sara Beames (Fused Glass); Kaete Brittin Shaw (Ceramics); Maria D'Avanzo (Graphic Composites -M/M); Graceanne  Favara-Kaplan (Jewelry); Stacie Flint (Oil); John Franklin (Wood); Glenn Grubard (Mixed Media); Melanie Hall (Illustration -M/M); Deirdre Leber (Watercolors/Giclee); Louise Lefkovitz (Mixed Media); Alan Levit (Photo); Justin Love (Oil/Acrylic/Pastel); Joel Mandelbaum (Photo); Kevin Palfreyman (Oil); Linda Palfreyman (Oil); Judith Polinsky (Jewelry); Fran Raia (Fiber); Lesley Reich (Ceramics); Billie Robson (Silk Scarves); Mitchell Saler (Oil); Karen Schaffel (Mixed Media); Jim Smith (Photo); Renee & Howard Vichinsky (Pottery).

The student competition winners are:  FIRST Place winner: Megan DeMarco (Marlboro); SECOND Place winner: Suki McCarty (Rhinebeck); and THIRD Place winner: Asher Weinman, (New Paltz.)

September 4, 2014 - Jewish Federation of Ulster County presents “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 


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FEATURE:
September 6,7 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest


September 6 & 7 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival opens its gates this September 6 and 7 anticipating record attendees and participants eager to taste, test and learn about award winning wines, state-of-the-art distilleries and New York State’s growing and trendy food producers. Wineries, distilleries, craft breweries and food artisans from all over New York State will present their wares while everyone from gourmands and oeneophiles to farmers and visitors will enjoy wine tasting and food sampling as well as the demonstrations by well-known chefs. The celebratory atmosphere is enhanced by live music and the anticipation surrounding the judging of the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition.

Founded 13 years ago by Hudson Valley-based Wineracks.com, the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest is held in the Dutchess County Fairgrounds Rhinebeck, New York, a beautiful historic town and area only two hours from New York City by car or train with Metro North and Amtrak. The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest is designated as a “New York Farm Market,” which allows the participants to hold tastings and sell by the bottle which is an unusual opportunity for visitors to buy directly from the vintners themselves.

Michael Babcock, CEO of Wineracks.com, said recently, “the event has become part of the culture of the Hudson Valley, as well as New York State. It offers a wonderful window on the local culture and entrepreneurs but is also an opportunity for the local wineries and distilleries to showcase their products. Building awareness of their products boosts companies’ sales, their income and ultimately promotes the economy of upstate New York,” he said. Underlining the importance of the event, Governor Cuomo’s office last year chose to launch its TASTE NY initiative at the festival.

A vast number of top notch wineries from around the Hudson Valley and New York State take part in the festival. With over 300 wineries now producing wine in over 50 counties of the state, wine production is a significant addition to agricultural production as well as to the state’s economic purse and tourism offerings. Prize-winning wineries, including Keuka Spring Vineyards that brought home the 2013 Governor’s Cup for its 2012 Riesling at the New York Wine and Food Classic; Hazlitt that won the gold prize for its blush wine “Cabin Fever” at the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition; and Atwater Estate Vineyards from Hector New York that last year brought home the Chairman’s Award for its Cabernet Franc are all part of the 2014 event.

Trendy and hip food artisans and state-of-the-art distilleries enhance the focus of the event as visitors can purchase sampling tickets and really enjoy and taste what the companies have to offer. Every vendor from Crown Maple to Green Mountain Mustard has its own unique story and the festival is a great chance to mingle and linger with these successful entrepreneurs. Purveyors showcase their maple syrup, artisan cheeses, dry and jarred specialty dips and jams, cookies, ice creams, chutneys and apple butters. Distilleries, including Dutch’s Spirits in Pine Plains and White Pike Whiskey and Tuthilltown Spirits from Gardiner New York and Yonkers Brewing are a few of the vendors rounding out the selections.

About Wine Racks: Wine Racks was founded in the Hudson Valley of New York in 1992 as The Wine Rack Company. Originally a manufacturer of wine storage products, WineRacks.com has become one of the premier online retailers of wine storage and wine accessories with an international audience. The company specializes in custom wine cellars and commercial wine storage as well as smaller racks, cooling units and lighting that are appropriate in anyone's home. The Wine Rack Company manufactures all of its products in the United States from environmentally responsible raw materials. The company takes pride in the growth and development of its business and employees and in providing the very best customer service and product quality while keeping jobs in the US.

www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com


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FEATURE:

September 11 - Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s 6th Annual Golf Outing

September 11, 2014 - Southern Ulster Chamber Golf Outing

6th Annual Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s Golf Outing!
On Thursday, Sept. 11. 
at Apple Greens Golf Course, 161 South St., Highland

-Single golfer  $145
-Foursome  $550
-TEAM PACKAGE  $650 ( With tee sign and name on back of event t shirt)

PRICING INCLUDES:
·      18 holes of golf with a cart
·      Hot dogs&hamburgers at the turn
·      Beverages on the course
·      Tournament gift
·      1st, 2nd&3rdplace team prizes
·      Giveaways&raffle prizes
·      Longest drive, closest to the pin&hole-in-one prizes
·      BBQ at Apple Greens

AND you can promote your business by being a sponsor.
Sponsorships are available at different levels…

Corporate Sponsors ($750) place promotional material in golfers’ gift bags, have their corporate banner displayed at the BBQ dinner, receive a complimentary foursome, two tee signs, and their logo on the back of the event t shirt.

Dinner Sponsors ($500) place promotional material in golfers’ gift bags, have their corporate banner displayed at the BBQ dinner, receive a complimentary twosome, a tee sign, and their logo on the back of the event t shirt. Thank you to Ulster Savings Bank and Sawyer Savings Bank.

Lunch Sponsors ($250) have their corporate banner displayed at the BBQ dinner, a tee sign, and their logo on the back of the event t shirt.  Thank you to Middlehope Family Dental.

Beverage Cart Sponsors ($150) have their corporate name on the beverage cart and their name on the back of the event  t-shirt.  Thank you to EVO Platinum Services.

Breakfast Sponsor: Thank you to Bagel Bites.

Media Sponsor: Thank you to TheCommunityGuide.net

Tee Sponsors ($125) have their name on a tee sign and their name on the back of the event t shirt.  Thank you to Bordi Realty, Cappillini Pest Control, Empire State Bank, Enviro Clean, Mariner’s on the Hudson, Mary T. Babiarz/Court Reporting, Pavero Cold Storage, Potters Towing & Collision, Pretty Boy Productions, Quinn Realty Group, Sal’s Place, Troy’s Auto Body, Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan.

Hole-in-one sponsor ($100). Thank you to Accent Financial Group.

Gift Sponsors donate a prize and/or gift certificate for the raffle and are announced during the raffle.

How would you like your business to be involved and represented.

See attached for further information.

To register and for further information, contact Patricia at the Chamber at events@southernulsterchamber.org
845-522-4718

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-522-4718
info@southernulsterchamber.org


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FEATURE:
September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 


September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival

Rhinebeck Arts Festival

September 26, 27, 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

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MAC Fit Kids - After School Activity Program (ASAP)


MAC Fit Kids ASAP Program

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

Visit our website for information on
all MAC Fit Kids events and programs!
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Before And After School Child Care Referral Service  

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

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

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


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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE FOOD & DRINK:
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Enjoy Dinner At Ristorante Emiliani in Saugerties

Emiliani Ristorante

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


About the Restaurant:

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

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

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

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



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Upcoming At Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino In Saugerties

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

Contact us about private parties!

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

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

Follow us on facebook and twitter.

Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino
845-246-5306
626 Route 212 | Saugerties, NY 12477
www.cafemezzaluna.com
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Discounts On Adams Fairacre Farms, JK's Wine & Liquor, Mother Earth's Storehouse, Sunflower Natural Foods, And More

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



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Shop Local For Great Gifts

Great Gift Ideas in Ulster County, NY

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

Photos By Rochelle
PhotosbyRochelle.com


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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

      


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Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations  


Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 

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

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

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

Stacie Flint - Paintings, Portraiture, Illustrations 


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


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August In-Home Massage For Breast Cancer Survivors 

Breast Cancer Options will be able to provide a limited number of free in-home massages to breast cancer survivors who are homebound or have trouble getting around because of their treatments. Available until the end of August.

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



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“Back to School Night” Offers Relative Caregivers Free Backpacks And School Supplies 

If you are raising a relatives child or children then you are eligible to participate in “Back to School Night” to receive a Free back pack loaded with school supplies while learning more about what Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) offers to those who have taken on the role of primary caregiver for related children.

Join us on Friday, August 29 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County’s Education Center located at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. Refreshments will be served. Caregivers must RSVP by Monday, August 25 by calling Jennifer Patterson or Allison Reidy at 845-340-3990 ext. 343.

The RAPP program is confidential and provides education and training to learn new parenting and coping skills, offers mutual peer support groups, referrals and access to appropriate community based services and resources. Childcare is available at most programs, so that adult participants can enjoy the many benefits of RAPP. The program also offers practical nutrition education through hands-on activities that include snack ideas, easy recipes and shopping tips that meet individual family’s needs. Other benefits of RAPP are individual financial management education programs that work with participants to set financial goals and develop spending plans. All this is available in a setting designed to promote sharing, caring and mutual respect.
For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s community programs and events visit our online calendar at www.cceulster.org. Follow CCEUC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CCEUlster?fref=ts) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/CCEUlster).  

CCEUC provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the CCEUC office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is a 501(c) 3 subordinate government agency of the State of New York under Article 5, 224(b) of the NYS County Laws organization that utilizes research based knowledge through their partnership with Cornell University. This information is disseminated through their on-going community programming in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Science and Environmental programs held throughout Ulster County.


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The Washbourne House Back To School Drive 

The Washbourne House will soon be collecting for our Back to School Drive. Each year with your assistance we are able to send our children back to school with all the materials they need for a successful school year.

As you begin to start your shopping keep our drive in mind and consider purchasing any of the items below.

School Bags
Composition and Spiral Notebooks
Binders, Dividers and Filler Paper
Glue and Child-Safe Scissors
Pens and Pencils
Pencil Boxes
Sharpeners
Erasers
Crayons, Colored Pencils and Markers
Black Sharpies
Highlighters
Rulers
Water Bottles
Lunch Boxes

As always, gift cards are welcome to help in the purchasing of shoes and clothes for our children. We will be following up soon with additional information along with local drop off points.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

KMoretti@familyofwoodstockinc.org or 845-331-7080 ext 327.

Thank you!
Kathy Moretti, Director, The Washbourne House


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Summer Swim at Williams Lake Benefits Rosendale Pool Project


Summer Swim at Williams Lake in Rosendale, NY

The Town of Rosendale & the Williams Lake Project present Summer Swim weekends at Williams Lake in July & August to benefit the Rosendale Pool Project.

The Williams Lake beach will be open for public swimming, picnicking and sunbathing July 4th through September 1st on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays (plus Labor Day) from 12 Noon to 7pm.

Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 kids (12 and under)
$5 Sunset Rate after 5pm
CASH ONLY at the door.
Season passes available!

Visit our website for more details:
www.williamslakeproject.com/summer-swim

All profits from admission fees will be donated to the Rosendale Pool Project.

Thank you to our Summer Swim Sponsors!
Birchez Associates, Heritage Energy, Olympic Electric, Rondout Savings Bank, 
Ulster Savings Bank, Radio Woodstock, ByWater Bistro, 
Tri-State Hardwoods, Garland Excavation


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Long Term Care Awareness


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


RECIPE FOR SUCCESSFUL LONG TERM CARE PLANNING:

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

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

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE

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

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

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

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

LOUIS WERBALOWSKY LTCP/CLTC

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

Read more about Louis Werbalowsky and what people are saying.

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


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You Can Continue To Enroll For Health Insurance


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

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

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


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Two Health Quest Hospitals Join Safe Motherhood Initiative 

Two Health Quest hospitals join initiative to help reduce number of childbirth-related deaths

Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital are participating in a project with one goal: to save the lives of women faced with severe complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

The two Health Quest-affiliated hospitals are collaborating with the New York State District of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG District II) on the Safe Motherhood Initiative.

Close to 99 percent of the nearly 250,000 live births in New York state result in the discharge of a mother and her baby. Yet, there are mothers who die or suffer serious permanent harm. In fact, New York state ranks 47th in the country for its maternal mortality rate.

Through the Safe Motherhood Initiative, the teams at Vassar and Northern Dutchess are actively working together to focus on implementing standard approaches for handling New York’s three leading causes of maternal death: obstetric hemorrhage (severe bleeding), venous thromboembolism (blood clots) and severe hypertension in pregnancy (high blood pressure).

“Vassar Brothers Medical Center is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our patients and their families and is very excited to participate in the Safe Motherhood Initiative,” said Kathleen McGinnis, Perinatal Safety Nurse at the hospital. “The work we are doing with the initiative is cutting-edge modern obstetrics and will not only improve outcomes for mothers in our community but will impact maternal care nationally and globally.”

ACOG District II is working with more than 100 obstetric and maternity care hospitals across New York state, including Vassar in Poughkeepsie and Northern Dutchess in Rhinebeck, on standardized protocols for these events to help ensure every woman has a safe and healthy pregnancy and childbirth.

“More people are choosing to have their babies at Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Neugarten Family Birth Center because of our commitment to patient safety and quality care,” said Pamela Rhodes, the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Services. “This initiative aims to improve pregnancy and delivery care, which aligns perfectly with our goal to provide the very best care not only to our mothers and newborns, but to all our patients.”

The program is funded by “Merck for Mothers,” an initiative to create a world where no woman dies giving life.

The co-chairs of the Safe Motherhood Initiative are Dr. Mary D’Alton and Dr. Cynthia Chazotte.

“For several months, obstetric experts developed and evaluated evidenced-based management plans for SMI hospitals,” D’Alton said. “These plans, also known as maternal safety bundles, consist of tools such as clinical education videos, algorithms, step-by-step checklists and other hands-on materials.”

“Our objective is to help obstetric providers adopt uniform clinical protocols to improve the diagnosis, prevention and management of the leading causes of maternal death. We are committed to working with Vassar Brothers Medical Center and Northern Dutchess Hospital on the Safe Motherhood Initiative - for the sake of women and their babies,” Chazotte added.

To learn more visit www.health-quest.org, www.acogny.org, or www.merckformothers.com.

About ACOG District II:
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II (ACOG) represents the board certified obstetrician-gynecologists in the state who deliver health care to New York's women. Our Albany office offers the New York State Legislature its resources as a scientific and educational organization dedicated to quality health care for women. Our commitment to professional excellence, combined with our choice to be a strong public advocate for women, has made ACOG one of the state’s most trusted and credible voices on all aspects of female health care. For more, visit www.acogny.org

About Merck for Mothers:
“Merck for Mothers” is a 10-year, $500 million initiative focused on creating a world where no woman dies giving life. Drawing on the company's history of discovering innovative, life-saving medicines and vaccines, “Merck for Mothers” is applying Merck's scientific and business expertise - as well as its financial resources and experience in taking on tough global healthcare challenges - to reduce maternal mortality around the world. “Merck for Mothers” is focused on access to quality care, product innovation, and awareness and advocacy. For more information, visit www.merckformothers.com and connect with us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MerckForMothers.


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Health Quest Prepares For Potential Ebola Cases 

The likelihood of an Ebola outbreak in the Hudson Valley is “incredibly remote,” said infectious disease specialist, Dr. Stuart Feinstein.

Still, Health Quest officials and hospitals are on high alert, preparing to treat any patients with this lethal disease.

“We keep up on a daily basis with the latest alerts from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control),” said Feinstein, who will join Health Quest Medical Practice in September and who is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “The one good thing is that anyone who presents at a hospital with symptoms and recent travel to Africa will be easier to pinpoint.”

The Ebola virus has spread in West Africa with more than 1,700 cases throughout Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. The death toll from this outbreak has climbed to 932, according to figures released Wednesday from the World Health Organization.

Feinstein said transmission of Ebola is through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. Environmental and airborne transmission is extremely rare, he said.

Healthcare workers treating an Ebola victim should have protective gear including a suit and facemask, Feinstein said. Patients, including those suspected of having Ebola, he said, should be kept isolated in a negative pressure room, a room equipped with a ventilation system that ensures that contaminated air cannot escape into other parts of the facility.

At Vassar and Northern Dutchess Hospital this week, leaders were on a video webinar and conference call with the CDC to stay up-to-date on the latest information from the agency. Staff at Putnam Hospital Center met Wednesday morning to discuss protocols to put in place should they be confronted with Ebola cases.

Feinstein said the CDC has standards that all hospitals should follow. Click here for the CDC’s guidelines


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September 12 - Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat: A Program From Breast Cancer Options 


Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat
Sept.10th to Sept.12th, 2014
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY.

Breast Cancer Option began the retreat because there are few resources and services for women with advanced breast cancer.

Participants are in a welcoming supportive environment where they find understanding and support. The retreat offers an opportunity to look at the issues surrounding their breast cancer, gather information, and move beyond an intellectual understanding of the disease. Exploring feelings and fears is an essential part of the healing process. Guided discussions include dealing with difficult feelings, living with advanced breast cancer, decreasing stress.

First consideration will be to women from the Hudson Valley. Enrollment now open.
For more information email: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com or call 845-339-4673

Sponsors: Omega Institute, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation ase.

For more information: 845/339-4673 or email hopenemiroff@yahoo.com
www.breastcanceroptions.org

Sponsored by: Omega Institute, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, Anonymous donor


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

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

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

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

When:
The 2nd Thursday of each month.

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

Cost: Always Free

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

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

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

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

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



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Free Caregivers and Bereavement Support Groups in Ulster County

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

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

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

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

Support Groups Schedule 2014

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

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

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

Care Giver Training:

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

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

- Ellenville hospital
Pending

Bereavement Groups:

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

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


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

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

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

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

How can you participate?

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


SUPPORT AN EVENT

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

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

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



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

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

It starts with The Community!

TheCommunityGuide.net

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


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YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County News

Lots happening at the Y!

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

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

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


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HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Wellness, Education and Support Programs 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue Campus

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

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

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

Gentle exercises increase stability and strengthen the constitution.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Upcoming happenings:

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

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

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

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


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HITS-On-The-Hudson Horse Shows in Saugerties Offer action-Packed Olympic-Level Competition

HITS-On-The-Hudson Horse in Saugerties, New York

Family fun is only a jump away at HITS-on-the-Hudson!

HITS Horse Shows boast action-packed Olympic-level horse show jumping competition in Saugerties, New York.

2014 DATES:

May 21-25 - HITS-on-the-Hudson I
May 28 - June 1 - HITS-on-the-Hudson II
June 4-8 - HITS-on-the-Hudson III
July 16-20 - HITS-on-the-Hudson IV
July 23-27 - HITS-on-the-Hudson V
July 30 - August 3 - NY Horse & Pony Show (VI)
August 27 -31 - HITS-on-the-Hudson VII
September 3-7 - HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII
Sunday, September 7 - Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix*

Special Events:

Equestrian stars and the ‘crème de la crème’ of equine athletes will converge at HITS Saugerties for eight weeks of exciting show jumping. This week features [gp], starting at approximately 1 p.m. HITS Saugerties is located at 454 Washington Avenue Extension Saugerties, NY 12477. Admission is free throughout the circuit, with the exception of Sundays, when only $5 will grant you admittance. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. For more information, and exact dates, visit HitsShows.com or call 845-246-8833.

Grand Prix Events Every Friday and Sunday!
Beginning at approximately 1pm

·         May 23rd $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         May 25th $50,000 HITS Grand Prix
·         May 30th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         June 1st $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix
·         June 6th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         June 8th $100,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix
·         July 18th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         July 20th $50,000 Horze Equestrian Grand Prix
·         July 25th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         July 27th $75,000 HITS Grand Prix
·         August 1st $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         August 3rd $100,000 Strongid C 2X Grand Prix
·         August 29th $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
·         August 31st $50,000 HITS Grand Pris
·         September 5th $30,000 SmartPak Wild Card Grand Prix
·         September 7th Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix

Charlie Daniels Band at HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, September 7, 2014
Charlie Daniels Band at HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, September 7, 2014
Sunday, September 7 - Three Remarkable Events,  One Price:   HITS Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix, Harvest Food Fest and Charlie Daniels Concert.  
Join HITS-on-the-Hudson for the richest event in show jumping. A Benefit for FAMILY of Woodstock, Inc. Spectators are invited to watch the coveted final jewel of HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping, the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix - and cheer on equestrian stars as they battle it out for a piece of the richest purse in the world.

HITS Harvest Food Fest: The HITS Championship will also play host to the inaugural HITS Harvest Food Fest highlighting the region’s top culinary purveyors in a celebratory outdoor setting. From crudités to cupcakes, attendees will have the opportunity to taste free samples from vendors, purchase menu specialties and support local Hudson Valley businesses.

Charlie Daniels Band Concert
: the HITS Championship concludes with a concert by legendary country group Charlie Daniels Band. From his celebrated gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape.

HITS Harvest Food Fest begins 11 am Sunday, September 7. Festival-style concert seating opens at 4:30 pm. All events will be held, rain or shine.

For ticket rates and additional information, visit
www.hitsshows.com/hits-championship/hits-championship-253

For information prior to the horse shows, please contact:
HITS, Inc. | 319 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477
info@HitsShows.com | www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
845.246.8833 | fax: 845.246.6371

For information during the horse shows, please contact:
HITS-on-the-Hudson | 454 Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties, NY 12477
info@HitsShows.com | www.hitsshows.com/saugerties-ny/saugerties-ny--2
845.246.5515 | fax: 845.246.2289


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Maverick Concerts 2014 Season



Maverick’s 99th Summer of Music in the Woods will celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, the last Romantic, with an exploration of his chamber music and of the rich trove of Central European music at the dawn of the 20th century. We will also renew our commitment to American music with new and recent repertoire, from the cutting-edge work of young composers to America’s master of the string quartet, Elliott Carter.

Our listeners will be treated to familiar and cherished works of chamber music,
along with lesser-known marvels of the repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries. The exciting and eclectic Jazz at the Maverick series returns, as do the popular and upbeat Saturday morning Young People’s Concerts.

To purchase tickets, visit www.maverickconcerts.org/Tickets.html

For a look at the complete 2014 Maverick Concert season schedule, see below or visit
www.maverickconcerts.org/Schedule.html

Saturday, June 28, 11:00 am
Erica Pickhardt & Friends
Young People’s Concert
8:00 pm
Actors & Writers
A Beastly Evening: Short plays, poems, monologues, and songs on the theme of beasts domesticated and feral.

Sunday, June 29, 4:00 pm
The Shanghai Quartet
Benjamin Hochman, piano
American Landscapes I: Bright Sheng and Dvořák
Haydn: String Quartet in D, Op. 76. No. 2, "Fifths"
Bright Sheng: Dance Capriccio (2011)
Leos Janáček: In the Mists
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81

Saturday, July 5, 6:30 pm
Benjamin Verdery, guitar
American Landscapes II: Music of the Americas

Sunday, July 6, 4:00 pm
The Calder Quartet
American Landscapes III: California Style
Thomas Adès: Arcadiana, Op. 12 (1994)
Janácek: String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"
Beethoven: Quartet 14 In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131

Saturday, July 12, 11:00 am
Kim and Reggie Harris, Folksingers & Storytellers
Young People’s Concert
6:30 pm
Zuill Bailey, cello
Natasha Paremski, piano
The World of Richard Strauss: Kindred Paths
Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No.2
Strauss: Sonata for Cello and Piano; Romance in F Major

Sunday, July 13, 4:00 pm
The Ensō String Quartet
Frederic Chiu, piano
The World of Richard Strauss: The Radical Conservative
Strauss: Scherzo from the String Quartet in A Major
Erwin Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet
Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major
Franz Schmidt: Quintet in G for Strings and Piano Left Hand (1926)

Saturday, July 19, 11:00 am
Elizabeth Mitchell & Family
Young People’s Concert
6:30 pm
The Harlem String Quartet
Jazz at the Maverick
American Landscapes IV: New York to Paris
Chick Corea: Adventures of Hippocrates (2004)
Borodin: Nocturne from String Quartet No.2
Piston: String Quartet No.1
Wynton Marsalis: At the Octoroon Balls (1995)

Sunday, July 20, 4:00 pm
The Parnas Duo
Tim Kantor, viola
American Landscapes V: String Trio Masterworks
Beethoven: String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9
Andrew Norman: The Companion Guide to Rome (2010)
Dohnányi: Serenade in C

Saturday, July 26, 8:00 pm
Steve Gorn & Friends
A Twilight Concert of Indian Ragas
With Samarth Nagarkar, vocalist, and 
Samir Chatterjee, tabla

Sunday, July 27, 4:00 pm
Latitude 41
American Landscapes VI: Platt and Dvořák
Dvořák : Piano Trio in F Minor, Op.65
Russell Platt: Duo for Violin and Cello (2008)
Schubert: Piano Trio No.2 in E-flat, Op.100

Saturday, Aug. 2, 8:00 pm
Fred Hersch, piano, with Julian Lage, guitar
Jazz at the Maverick

Sunday, Aug. 3, 4:00 pm
The Modigliani Quartet
Saint-Saëns: String Quartet No.1, Op. 112
Schumann: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No.3
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major

Saturday, Aug. 9, 11:00 am
The Amernet String Quartet and Friends
Young People’s Concert
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Alexander Platt, narrator
8:00 pm
Perry Beekman & Friends
Jazz at the Maverick
American Landscapes VII: The George Gershwin Songbook

Sunday, Aug. 10, 4:00 pm
The Amernet String Quartet
Jon Klibonoff, piano
American Landscapes VIII
The World of Richard Strauss: Cherish the Émigrés
Mahler: Piano Quartet fragments
Dvořák: String Quartet No.11 in F major, "American"
Schoenberg: Six Little Pieces, Op.19
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Piano Quintet

Saturday, Aug. 16, 8:00 pm
Actors & Writers
Speak, Memory: Memoirs by writers and performers past and present

Sunday, Aug. 17, 4:00 pm
Trio Solisti
American Landscapes IX: Piano Trio Landmarks
Beethoven: Piano Trio No.1, Op.1, No.1
Lowell Liebermann: Piano Trio No. 3, Op.122 (2012)
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major

Saturday, Aug. 23, 6:30 pm
Chamber Orchestra Concert

In the House of Don Manuel: An Extravaganza Celebrating the Friendship of Manuel de Falla and Federico García Lorca

Lucy Schaufer, mezzo soprano

Maria Todaro, mezzo soprano
Jenny Lin, piano
Maverick Chamber Players
Members of The Aurea Ensemble

Alexander Platt, conductor
Silvestre Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico García Lorca (1937)

Simon Holt: Canciones (1986) U.S. Premiere.
Alberto Ginastera (b.1914): Puneña No. 2 for solo cello, Hommàge a Paul Sacher (1976)

Falla: Serenata Andaluza for piano (1899)
Fantasia Baetica for piano (1919)
Harpsichord Concerto (1926)
Psyche, for soprano, strings and harp (1924)
Suite from "The Three-Cornered Hat" (original version of 1915)

Sunday, Aug. 24, 4:00 pm
The Jupiter String Quartet
Ilya Yakushev, piano
The World of Richard Strauss: Interpreting Tradition
Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K.575
Strauss: Piano Quartet in C Minor
Bach/Busoni: Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Saturday, Aug. 30, 8:00 pm
Anthony Wilson Guitar Quartet
Jazz at the Maverick
Wilson: The Seasons Suite
Played on John Monteleone's Four Seasons Guitars

Sunday, Aug. 31, 4:00 pm
The Pacifica Quartet
American Landscapes X: Celebrating Carter
Elliott Carter: Two Fragments for String Quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor, Op.80
Carter: String Quartet No.5
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op.135 (“Muss es Sein?”)

Saturday, Sept. 6, 8:00pm
Happy Traum & Friends

Sunday, Sept. 7, 4:00 pm
The American String Quartet
A Concert for the Friends of Maverick
Haydn: String Quartet in C, Op.76 No.3 "Emperor"
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat, Op.12
Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2

Maverick Concerts, Inc.
P.O. Box 9
120 Maverick Road
Woodstock, New York 12498
845-679-8217
www.maverickconcerts.org


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Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Events 

www.breastcanceroptions.org
845-339-HOPE

- Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat
September 10th to September 12th, 2014
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck NY.
First consideration will be to women from the Hudson Valley.
Enrollment now open.

Breast Cancer Option began the retreat because there are few resources and services for women with advanced breast cancer.

Participants are in a welcoming supportive environment where they find understanding and support. The retreat offers an opportunity to look at the issues surrounding their breast cancer, gather information, and move beyond an intellectual understanding of the disease. Exploring feelings and fears is an essential part of the healing process. Guided discussions include dealing with difficult feelings, living with advanced breast cancer, decreasing stress.

For more information email: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com or call 845-339-4673.

To support the Metastatic Retreat click on “Make a Donation” (http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=1879)

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


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September 4 - 18th Annual “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 

September 4, 2014 - Jewish Federation of Ulster County presents “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 


Twenty-six Area Artists Selected for September 4th Fall for Art Juried Show & Fundraiser

The 18th annual Fall for Art Fundraiser will feature twenty-six outstanding area artists in the popular art sale/cocktail reception to be held Thursday, September 4th at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston. 

The event is a fundraiser of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County, which this year, benefits three Emerging High School Artists, winners of a student competition

Additional proceeds from the Fall for Art sales also help to support area not-for-profit organizations including the Hudson Valley Food Bank, Family of Woodstock, CASA, Jewish Family Services, and area synagogues, among others. 

Tickets for the September 4th  event are $40 in advance or $45 at the door and may be purchased at the website:  http://www.fallforart.org or at the Federation office at One Albany Avenue, Suite G10 (the Governor Clinton building) on Broadway in Kingston, NY. 

There is still time to become an event Sponsor, Friend or Patron as well and to be listed in the event booklet.  The 26 professional artists (see list below) will be present at the event and happy to talk about their work. (Photos of images of artwork are available upon request.) 

For additional information, please visit: http://www.fallforart.org or call the Federation office at 845-338-8131.

Fall for Art participating artists for 2014 include:  Jerilynn Babroff (Acrylics); Brinton Baker (Ceramics); Janet Baskerville (Jewelry); Sara Beames (Fused Glass); Kaete Brittin Shaw (Ceramics); Maria D'Avanzo (Graphic Composites -M/M); Graceanne  Favara-Kaplan (Jewelry); Stacie Flint (Oil); John Franklin (Wood); Glenn Grubard (Mixed Media); Melanie Hall (Illustration -M/M); Deirdre Leber (Watercolors/Giclee); Louise Lefkovitz (Mixed Media); Alan Levit (Photo); Justin Love (Oil/Acrylic/Pastel); Joel Mandelbaum (Photo); Kevin Palfreyman (Oil); Linda Palfreyman (Oil); Judith Polinsky (Jewelry); Fran Raia (Fiber); Lesley Reich (Ceramics); Billie Robson (Silk Scarves); Mitchell Saler (Oil); Karen Schaffel (Mixed Media); Jim Smith (Photo); Renee & Howard Vichinsky (Pottery).

The student competition winners are:  FIRST Place winner: Megan DeMarco (Marlboro); SECOND Place winner: Suki McCarty (Rhinebeck); and THIRD Place winner: Asher Weinman, (New Paltz.)

September 4, 2014 - Jewish Federation of Ulster County presents “Fall For Art” Fundraising Art Show 


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Starting September 6 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs

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

September classes are as follows:

- Babysitting Preparedness Course
Saturday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost, $45; call 845-475-9742 to register.
This course covers basic first aid, safety in the home, diapering, feeding, SIDS and basic pediatric CPR. The course is led by nationally certified instructors who have experience as emergency responders in both professional and community environments. Course completion results in a Babysitting Certification Card valid for two years through the American Safety & Health Institute. For ages 12 to adult. Pre-registration and payment are required.

- Free Child Safety Seat Check Event
Sunday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Health Quest at Taconic Crossings, LaGrangeville
Cost, free; call 845-475-9746 for more information.
Come and have your child safety seat inspected by a nationally certified car seat technician who will make sure your car seat meets the needs for your child’s stage of development. The technician will ensure proper child seat installation, provide information for solutions available for children with special needs and provide educational materials about child safety.

- American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid & CPR AED Course
Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost, $100; call 845-475-9742 to register.
The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for childcare workers in all 50 states. It teaches child care providers to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. It covers the four steps of first aid and first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen. Child CPR AED, infant CPR and a module in adult CPR AED are included. Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers is also included in this program. This course has been recently updated by the American Heart Association to reflect the most current guidelines and is popular with parents and grandparents. Successful completion results in a certification card valid for two years. Pre-registration and payment are required.

- Healthcare Provider Renewal Course
(Recertification for BLS healthcare provider)
Friday, Sept. 19, 6 to 10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
Cost, $50; 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 abridged recertification course. 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 healthcare professionals. For ages 16 to adult. Pre-registration and payment are required.

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


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September 6,7 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

September 6 & 7 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Hudson Valley Wine and Food Festival opens its gates this September 6 and 7 anticipating record attendees and participants eager to taste, test and learn about award winning wines, state-of-the-art distilleries and New York State’s growing and trendy food producers. Wineries, distilleries, craft breweries and food artisans from all over New York State will present their wares while everyone from gourmands and oeneophiles to farmers and visitors will enjoy wine tasting and food sampling as well as the demonstrations by well-known chefs. The celebratory atmosphere is enhanced by live music and the anticipation surrounding the judging of the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition.

Founded 13 years ago by Hudson Valley-based Wineracks.com, the Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest is held in the Dutchess County Fairgrounds Rhinebeck, New York, a beautiful historic town and area only two hours from New York City by car or train with Metro North and Amtrak. The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest is designated as a “New York Farm Market,” which allows the participants to hold tastings and sell by the bottle which is an unusual opportunity for visitors to buy directly from the vintners themselves.

Michael Babcock, CEO of Wineracks.com, said recently, “the event has become part of the culture of the Hudson Valley, as well as New York State. It offers a wonderful window on the local culture and entrepreneurs but is also an opportunity for the local wineries and distilleries to showcase their products. Building awareness of their products boosts companies’ sales, their income and ultimately promotes the economy of upstate New York,” he said. Underlining the importance of the event, Governor Cuomo’s office last year chose to launch its TASTE NY initiative at the festival.

A vast number of top notch wineries from around the Hudson Valley and New York State take part in the festival. With over 300 wineries now producing wine in over 50 counties of the state, wine production is a significant addition to agricultural production as well as to the state’s economic purse and tourism offerings. Prize-winning wineries, including Keuka Spring Vineyards that brought home the 2013 Governor’s Cup for its 2012 Riesling at the New York Wine and Food Classic; Hazlitt that won the gold prize for its blush wine “Cabin Fever” at the Florida State Fair International Wine Competition; and Atwater Estate Vineyards from Hector New York that last year brought home the Chairman’s Award for its Cabernet Franc are all part of the 2014 event.

Trendy and hip food artisans and state-of-the-art distilleries enhance the focus of the event as visitors can purchase sampling tickets and really enjoy and taste what the companies have to offer. Every vendor from Crown Maple to Green Mountain Mustard has its own unique story and the festival is a great chance to mingle and linger with these successful entrepreneurs. Purveyors showcase their maple syrup, artisan cheeses, dry and jarred specialty dips and jams, cookies, ice creams, chutneys and apple butters. Distilleries, including Dutch’s Spirits in Pine Plains and White Pike Whiskey and Tuthilltown Spirits from Gardiner New York and Yonkers Brewing are a few of the vendors rounding out the selections.

About Wine Racks: Wine Racks was founded in the Hudson Valley of New York in 1992 as The Wine Rack Company. Originally a manufacturer of wine storage products, WineRacks.com has become one of the premier online retailers of wine storage and wine accessories with an international audience. The company specializes in custom wine cellars and commercial wine storage as well as smaller racks, cooling units and lighting that are appropriate in anyone's home. The Wine Rack Company manufactures all of its products in the United States from environmentally responsible raw materials. The company takes pride in the growth and development of its business and employees and in providing the very best customer service and product quality while keeping jobs in the US.

www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com


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Starting September 8 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

News and Upcoming:

- Spain's Classics Informational Meeting
Another great group rate travel trip
September 8, 6:00 pm
Hudson Valley Mall Community Room
1300 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY
Trip departs JFK Airport on April 18, 2014
11 Days (9 nights - 2 in Madrid - 2 in Seville - 1 in Granada - 2 in Valencia and
2 in Barcelona)
$3499/person (with early booking discount)
Deposits are due by November 19th

Hear all about this spectacular trip to Spain. Our travel partners, Booked By Barthel Travel and Collette Travel, will be going over the itinerary and answering your questions.
This trip is open to the general public as well as Chamber members. There is no charge to attend the informational meeting but reservations are strongly encouraged. Call the Chamber office at 338-5100  for reservations or register online.

- Buy Local Expo
When: September 17, 2014, Noon-5:00pm
Where: Diamond Mills Conference Center, Saugerties, NY
Contact the Chamber office at 338-5100 Ext. 101 for Sponsorship information.

The 18th Annual Buy Local Expo!
Plan on attending the Expo to visit representatives of some of the best businesses in Ulster County.
FREE Admission & Parking
Open to the Public

The 2014 Buy Local Expo, produced by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, is the largest collaborative business-to-business trade show in the area. The Expo gives companies and organizations the opportunity to display their products and services to the area's key decision makers, buyers, business leaders and consumers. The Expo provides a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere and will feature local exhibitors.

Sponsorship opportunities and a limited number of exhibitor booth space is available. Don't miss this opportunity to promote your business!

Click Here for more information.
Click HERE to view/download the exhibitor& sponsor application.

Presenting Sponsor: Naccarato Insurance (http://www.naccaratoinsurance.com/)

- Chamber Breakfast
Meet the Candidates for Senate
September 23
7:30 - 9:00 am
Garden Plaza Hotel
503 Washington Avenue
Kingston, NY
All candidates for the NYS Senate for the 39th, 42nd, 46th and 51st Districts have been invited to speak and answer questions from Chamber members. This is your chance to learn about the candidates before you vote.
Sponsor:
Health Alliance (http://foundationupdate.org/)

The cost to attend is $18 Members, $20 Members at the door with advance reservations, Non- members $30. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Chamber office or by clicking on the button below.

Make a reservation

- Membership Mixer
September 24
Begnal Motors
at the Mall
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Hudson Valley Mall under the tent outside of Best Buy
1300 Ulster Avenue

Kingston, NY Begnal Motors is hosting this month's Membership Mixer at the Hudson Valley Mall in front of Best Buy instead of at Begnal's dealership at 515 Albany Avenue in Kingston. Look for the large white tents. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to hand out. Complimentary food will be provided by Renee's Bistro of Uptown Kingston.

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

Call the Chamber office at 845-338-5100 to reserve or click on the button below.

Hosted & Sponsored by Begnal Motors

Make a Reservation

- Oct 8 Business Card Exchange

- Business Recognition Awards Dinner
When: October 23, 2014, 5:30pm
Where: Wiltwyck Golf Club, 404 Steward Lane, Kingston, NYUlster County has a wealth of outstanding businesses and business leaders. The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance are seeking to recognize the best of these at the 10th Annual Ulster County Business Recognition Awards Dinner.

The Awards recognize Ulster County entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations that are leaders in their sectors, have achieved outstanding results, or shown dedication and commitment to furthering business and the quality of life in Ulster County.

- ULDI Now Accepting Applications:
The future of our community depends upon well-informed, trained and involved leaders. A featured program of the newly formed Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Ulster Leadership Development Institute (ULDI) is designed to create a better community by identifying, educating and motivating leaders.

This program established by the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce in 1992 has graduated 335 future leaders into our community.

As a participant in this program you will:
- Discover your personal leadership strengths while learning new ones.
- Develop an awareness of issues of concern in our county and region.
- Meet, network and learn from leaders throughout our region.
- Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to serve on a local Board or Foundation.

In addition to educating participants on the Ulster County Region and providing leadership skills training the program provides insight into local and state government, healthcare, education, law and the court system, housing and community development, manufacturing, private sector business, the not-for-profit community, arts and culture and our religious community.

The ULDI class starts in September with an overnight retreat at the Mohonk Mountain House and meets every other Monday from 3:00 - 6:00 pm through June.

Click to view the ULDI brochure.
Click HERE to view and download the application.

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

For more information, contact Chamber Foundation Executive Director Ingrid Kulick -338-5100 Ext. 106 or Ingrid@UlsterChamber.org.

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


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Starting September 8 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce news & Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events:

9/8/2014       September WOW Factor : Finances For Women, By Women

9/14/2014     24th Annual Taste of New Paltz

9/17/2014     The HYPE Planning Meeting (Third Wednesdays)

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

10/14/2014   Board of Directors Meeting

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

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

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

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

Click here to download your
vendor application TODAY!

Find us on Facebook

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

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

See you at the Taste!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Membership Directory 2013-2014

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


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Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:

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

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

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

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

Mark Smith,Chair of SCC
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September 10 - United Way's Annual Day of Caring 

Join Us on Wednesdsay, September 10, 2014!

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

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

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

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

You can also put together a company team, representing your business/organization and rewarding your staff or fellow employees with a meaningful day of community service, and team building. All volunteers, teams, and sponsors will be recognized at the picnic.
For more details on volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, download the DOC brochure

Sign Up Today!

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

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

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

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


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Starting September 11 - Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley:

- RVBA Breakfast Meeting
Meet the Rondout Valley Town Supervisors
Date: 9/11/2014
Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Location: Ivan's Restaurant at the Rondout Golf Club
10 Bank Street
Accord, NY 12404
Come join us for a delicious breakfast made by one of our members, Ivan's Restaurant at the Rondout Golf Club and enjoy a presentation given by our guests the Rondout Valley Town Supervisors. They will discuss each township and their role in the Rondout Valley. RSVP today to info@rondoutvalley.org to reserve your seat or visit our website at www.rondoutvalley.org to prepay and RSVP.

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

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

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA)
P.O. Box 450
Accord, NY 12404
845-687-4567
http://www.rondoutvalley.org/
info@rondoutvalley.org


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Starting
September 11 - Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News And 6th Annual SUCCC Golf Outing 

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

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce’s News and Events: 

Plan now for the 6th Annual SUCCC
Golf Outing!
September 11, 2014 - Southern Ulster Chamber Golf Outing

On Thursday, Sept. 11. 
at Apple Greens Golf Course, 161 South St., Highland

-Single golfer  $145
-Foursome  $550
-TEAM PACKAGE  $650 ( With tee sign and name on back of event t shirt)

PRICING INCLUDES:
·      18 holes of golf with a cart
·      Hot dogs&hamburgers at the turn
·      Beverages on the course
·      Tournament gift
·      1st, 2nd&3rdplace team prizes
·      Giveaways&raffle prizes
·      Longest drive, closest to the pin&hole-in-one prizes
·      BBQ at Apple Greens

AND you can promote your business by being a sponsor.
Sponsorships are available at different levels…

Corporate Sponsors ($750) place promotional material in golfers’ gift bags, have their corporate banner displayed at the BBQ dinner, receive a complimentary foursome, two tee signs, and their logo on the back of the event t shirt.

Dinner Sponsors ($500) place promotional material in golfers’ gift bags, have their corporate banner displayed at the BBQ dinner, receive a complimentary twosome, a tee sign, and their logo on the back of the event t shirt. Thank you to Ulster Savings Bank and Sawyer Savings Bank.

Lunch Sponsors ($250) have their corporate banner displayed at the BBQ dinner, a tee sign, and their logo on the back of the event t shirt.  Thank you to Middlehope Family Dental.

Beverage Cart Sponsors ($150) have their corporate name on the beverage cart and their name on the back of the event  t-shirt.  Thank you to EVO Platinum Services.

Breakfast Sponsor: Thank you to Bagel Bites.

Media Sponsor: Thank you to TheCommunityGuide.net

Tee Sponsors ($125) have their name on a tee sign and their name on the back of the event t shirt.  Thank you to Bordi Realty, Cappillini Pest Control, Empire State Bank, Enviro Clean, Mariner’s on the Hudson, Mary T. Babiarz/Court Reporting, Pavero Cold Storage, Potters Towing & Collision, Pretty Boy Productions, Quinn Realty Group, Sal’s Place, Troy’s Auto Body, Wallkill Valley Federal Savings & Loan.

Hole-in-one sponsor ($100). Thank you to Accent Financial Group.

Gift Sponsors donate a prize and/or gift certificate for the raffle and are announced during the raffle.

How would you like your business to be involved and represented.

See attached for further information.

Please let Patricia know as soon as possible…events@southernulsterchamber.org
845-522-4718

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 320
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-522-4718
info@southernulsterchamber.org


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September 12 - Journey of Aging, Free Conference






For details, contact Linda Mockler at Lindaraemok@aol.com

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September 12 - You are invited to Always There ~ An Evening In Madrid

September 12 -Always There ~ An Evening In Madrid

Always There Announces
The Sixth Annual 
2014 'An Evening In Madrid'
on Friday, September 12, 2014!
Kingston, New York

On Friday evening September 12th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Diamond Mills & Tavern will play host to Always There’s 6th Annual An Evening In Madrid. Come and enjoy a great evening of wine, music, theater, silent auction and dinner.
The location chosen for this year’s An Evening In Madrid is superb. This luxury boutique hotel in the historic town of Saugerties, New York is nestled between the mighty Hudson River and the majestic Catskill Mountains. Diamond Mills offers a hotel and dining experience like no other in the region. Saugerties now celebrates its bicentennial with the grand opening of Diamond Mills, its first luxury hotel in 2011. Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern, poised above the falls of the Esopus Creek, offers world-class cuisine, luxury accommodations and one-of-a-kind special events.

An Evening In Madrid is an event not to be missed! Welcome to Madrid…a city of antiquity and revolution, beauty bullfighting & wine.  Let us show you some of that exotic flavor and experience in Always There's An Evening in Madrid Gala, held on September 12th at Diamond Mills in Saugerties from 6:00pm till 10:00pm.  Watch flamenco dancing ~ Hear the Spanish operatic song. Our wonderful menu and array of tapas are straight from the regions of Spain.  Listen to Crossroads and Breakfast for the Boys play for your entertainment – visit our El Rasta Spanish market, our silent auction and just for fun, imprison a friend in the jail. And yes you may even earn a "Get Out Of Jail" FREE Card. Champagne & Pinot Noir Sponsors include: Birchez Associates, Jaffer Electric, Diamond Mills, Bond, Schoeneck & King Attorneys, Ryan & Ryan Insurance and Deegan/Sanglyn Commercial Real Estate, WBPM, Byron's Hudson Valley Hearing, The Web Guy and Chronogram. Our honorees will be there and we hope to see you too!  Enjoy! Ole!

Due to the kind generosity of many local businesses and venues ~ winning bidders and guests will be pleasantly surprised at the variety of items for the silent auction. Some of the items include: A CMA autographed guitar; original Lion King Cells framed; The Godfather Movie Poster autographed; chef parties and dinners, gift certificates from all over the Hudson Valley, autographed items, jewelry, vacations, event tickets, beautiful art and so much more. 100% of the proceeds for this event will be supporting Always There’s Adult Day Programs. To make the evening comfortable for everyone ~ dress code is your choice from business casual to formal. We welcome also welcome traditional Spanish garb.

Dance performances will include Always There's Spanish  Living Statues ~ they will give the evening a delightful spin ~ when you drop a donation in bucket they will come live and perform for you. Renowned performers Aubrey Haddard & Edgar Jaramillo will grace us with their breathtaking vocal talent. Our     flamenco performance from Gina Marie’z Performing Arts Dance Academy will add that Spanish flair to the evening. The El Rasta Market starts out with a visit to the Aflac El Banco and the travel through the Market street includes interactive raffles/auctions at the Birchez Associates Wine Shop, the Citizens Bank Gift Shop, The Ande Rooney Design Art Gallery, the travel agency, grocery store, the Deegan/Sanglyn Jail and so much more. A Spanish tarot card reader awaits and you can jump into the Madrid photo booth hosted by Broadway Photo Booth. This is an experience not to be missed!

The 2014 Always There’s Making A Difference Award will  be presented by Always There's CEO Susan Koppenhaver, Ulster County Executive Michael Hein and New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk. This Making A Difference Award acknowledges our best in the Hudson Valley ~ those people and organizations that have demonstrated excellence, volunteerism, or exceptional dedication to optimizing the health of those residing in their own homes. Always There’s Making A Difference Award was created for the express purpose of acknowledging our “unsung heroes.” This year’s “unsung heroes” will include the following: the 2014 Individual Award ~ Alex Stier; the 2014 Agency Award ~ People's Place; Special Honorable Mention Awards ~ Rhinebeck United Methodist Church and the Clinton Alliance Church... finally our 2014 Special Star Award goes to Always There's very own Eunice Poorman.

An Evening in Madrid rounds out the night with a delicious Spanish dinner, tapas, Spanish dessert bar and live entertainment. Reserve your ticket now! The tickets are only $125 per person and will set you on a journey for  a celebration not to be missed. Call 845-339-6683, ext. 3213 or email janson@alwaystherehomecare.org to make your meal choice and purchase your tickets. YOU CAN NOW ALSO ORDER DINNER TICKETS ONLINE ~ Just go to www.alwaystherehomecare.org and  visit our EVENTS/SPONSOR Button.

“We are overwhelmed by the response from the local Hudson Valley community for our 6th Annual An Evening In Madrid.” says Always There’s Chief Executive Officer, Susan Koppenhaver. “This generosity and support is making this great evening magical ~ we look forward to seeing everyone."

For sponsorship information or to place an ad in our program, please contact Jami Anson at 845.339.6683, ext. 3213 or email at janson@alwaystherehomecare.org

How did Always There begin? In 1970, Ulster County Homemaker Services, Inc (now d/b/a the Always There family) was created as a seed project by The Junior League of Kingston. The Junior League was approached after a local community survey was completed by the Cornell Cooperative Extension. That particular survey identified a great need for an agency to assist people in personal care and homemaking services. The Junior League stepped in and started the project to meet those needs. At the start,  this newly founded agency employed one part time Executive Director, along with members of the Junior League, who volunteered their services throughout the day and night to fulfill the needs for the community.

Back in 1970,  Always There was located in the YWCA of Kingston, eventually moving to Main Street, then Aaron Court, and finally to Greenkill Avenue. In December of 2009. Always There relocated to their newly expanded 15,000 square foot office space at 918 Ulster Avenue in Kingston, New York. It is quite a remarkable accomplishment and growth from the office at the YWCA. Now, in 2014, 44 years later, Always There annually assists over 2,900 Ulster County residents. In just ONE year Our compassionate personal care aides provided over 124,000 hours to clients in their homes, and nurses and therapists made over 42,000 skilled visits. Our Kingston and Rhinebeck Adult Day Programs provided over 6000 client days.

Always There Adult Day Programs allows respite for the caregivers. They also provide quality opportunities for the frail elderly and disabled to socialize, participate in activities and exercise providing mental stimulation and promoting physical well-being. It is our commitment to quality home health care in the Hudson Valley that makes these centers viable to the local community. Our Ulster County Adult Day Program is located at 918 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Our Dutchess County Adult Day Program resides at the United Methodist Parish Hall, 83 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572.
Always There is a 501 (c)(3) organization. All donations, along with any appreciation or investment income, will be restricted to meet the long term sustainability of programs administered or operated by Always There along with the development of new programs in the field of community care, provided however, that no such program or service will be eligible for funding or support through your donation (or its appreciaton and investment income) to the extent that the activities, services, costs of care or supplies is reimbursed or covered by a third party payment source such as Medicare, Medicaid or other similar program.     

Always There Family Home Health Services is certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Always There Family Home Care is licensed by the New York State Department of Health. and the Always There Adult Day Programs are approved by the Office for Aging.  For a complete listing of our services and programs, please visit www.alwaystherehomecare.org 
call 845-339-6683, or email info@alwaystherehomecare.org

Please join us in honoring each of these unsung heroes at the 6th Annual An Evening In Madrid. Tickets are $125 per person. Your gift of a ticket purchase, less the cost of each meal, which is $65.00, is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information
Call: 845-339-6683, ext. 3213.
Email: janson@alwaystherehomecare.org
Website: www.alwaystherehomecare.org


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September 12 - Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary 1st Annual Card and Game Night 

Play cards, raise money!

Hospital auxiliary offers fun-filled game night for good cause

Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary will present its 21st Annual Card and Game Night at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 in the cafeteria conference room at the hospital, 6511 Spring Brook Ave., Rhinebeck. The cost is $8, which covers finger foods, desserts and beverages. This fun-filled social event features card and board games, door prizes and an auction, and serves to raise money for the hospital. Send a check made out to “Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary” to: Muriel Karagianis; 213 Sandalwood Lane; Rhinebeck, NY 12572. For information, call 845-876-4997.


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Starting September 12-14 - Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst And Upcoming Artrider Events 

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

Artrider Productions Inc, acclaimed producers of contemporary, fine craft shows and arts festivals featuring the handmade works of American artists, is excited to announce their Fall/Winter 2014 event schedule!

-- Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst
Proudly Celebrating 30 Years!
September 12, 13, 14, 2014
30 years ago Lyndhurst, the flagship property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opened its gates to Artrider Productions and the first “Crafts at Lyndhurst” festival. Since then, over three-quarters of a million people have enjoyed this cultural phenomenon that has become one of the most beloved arts festivals in the United States. “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.

“Crafts at Lyndhurst” offers a full-day art and shopping experience for the entire family and features over 275 artists and craftspeople who will be present and selling their amazing contemporary American-made works.

“Crafts at Lyndhurst” will feature beloved 30 year veterans such as Charles Donofrio and Robert Zarcone (exotic leather handbags), Ricky Boscarino of “Luna Park” (quirky sterling silver jewelry); Lesley Reich (porcelain poetry pottery), Marsha Fleisher of “Loominus” (luscious and forward trending chenille fashions) as well as artists never before seen at the festival such as Jake Pfeifer (colorful hand-blown glass), Eve Camacho-Sanchez (intricate felted garments and accessories), Rachel Derstine (contemporary abstract quilts) and Margo Petitti (cashmere, linen and silk unisex scarves and pillows).

To celebrate this mile-marker, “Crafts at Lyndhurst” will have many special festivities. Visitors may make their own Shibumi silk scarves with Patricia Disantis; dance to live music by The Lindsey Webster Band and Reggie Earls & the Valley Soul; watch and participate in craft demonstrations by potter Scott Martin and wood turner Don Hart; eat in the expanded food court (now including delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options); wander around the new Sculpture Garden; taste and bring home yummy sweet or savory specialty foods; and entertain the kids with a variety of children’s activities including face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, stilt walkers and more!

Check out what all of the fuss has been about for the last 30 years on September 12, 13, 14, 2014. 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 and travel directions visit www.artrider.com or call 845-331-7900. “Crafts at Lyndhurst” is a rain or shine event. Pets are allowed on the Lyndhurst property but not inside the festival site.

Check out our video preview of Crafts at Lyndhurst!

Lyndhurst, the Gothic Revival mansion and its picturesque 67-acre estate was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and was owned by railroad magnate Jay Gould. It has been the backdrop for cinematic creations such as the “Dark Shadows” movies and more recently, the Colin Farrell film “Winter’s Tale”. Lyndhurst has also been featured in recent years on The History Channel’s “The Men Who Built America” as well as the Travel Channel’s “Castle Secrets and Legends” series. The grounds at Lyndhurst 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 whose structure still remains as a focal point of the property. 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 plus 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, Crafts at Purchase for the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, the Rhinebeck Arts Festival for the Dutchess County Agricultural Society and CraftMorristown.

“Crafts at Lyndhurst”


-- Rhinebeck Arts Festival - 2nd Year
September 26, 27, 28, 2014 - Rhinebeck, NY
The Rhinebeck Arts Festival is a celebration of artistic expression in its many forms with a main focus on craft and visual art. Much more than a craft show, much more than an art show, it will be a celebration of the very concept of creativity. In addition to exciting shopping with over 200 outstanding artists and craftspeople, the Rhinebeck Arts Festival includes exceptional musicians, interactive experiences, book signings, craft and art demonstrations, children's activities, gourmet food purveyors and more! There will be a special showcase of the Hudson Valley Furniture Makers featuring ten of the most celebrated furniture makers in the country who also happen to live in the Hudson Valley!

-- Crafts at Purchase - Celebrating 20 Years!
November 1 & 2, 2014 - Purchase, NY
Crafts at Purchase is a benefit for the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College and proceeds from ticket sales go to this world-class performing arts venue. This beautiful, small show of 100 exhibitors includes many new artists never before seen at the Center. Exhibitors are traveling from across the country to exhibit and sell their one-of-a-kind work. Crafts at Purchase is produced in collaboration with the "Prompters", The Performing Art Center's volunteer corps.

-- CraftWestport - 39th Year
November 8 & 9, 2014 - Westport, CT
CraftWestport features 170 American craft artists including new exhibitors with contemporary works never before seen in Westport. A pop-up marketplace of local artists, hand-selected by the Westport Young Woman's League, will be held within CraftWestport and will provide a unique view of the local talent and will include some fun, budget-friendly items great for the holiday season. Rounding out the event is a specialty food section as well as a raffle of artist-donated items. CraftWestport is sponsored by the Westport Young Woman's League, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those in need in the community. Net profits from admissions are donated to charity.

-- Holiday CraftMorristown - 24th Year
December 12, 13, 14, 2014 - Morristown, NJ
Holiday CraftMorristown returns to the Armory on Western Avenue for its 24th year, displaying contemporary work from 160 artists and crafts people from across the country. Collectors, art enthusiasts and discerning shoppers will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet these visionary artists and purchase their latest work. Shoppers and collectors will find great gifts for the home, family and friends including one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry, fashion and accessories, furniture, and home décor pieces, as well as functional and sculptural work in ceramics, glass, metal, painting, photography, wood and mixed media. Visitors can also enjoy specialty foods from across the country.

Sophisticated art, fine craft, travel and food enthusiasts from New York City, Hudson Valley, Capital Region, New Jersey, Connecticut and beyond flock to these exciting events.

These events are great destinations for day trips for friends and family, holiday gift shopping, girls weekends, wedding and bridal party gifts, interior design ideas and so much more.

Don't miss what are sure to be the best shopping experiences of the fall and winter seasons.

Check out Artrider's 2-minute video preview reel to see what all of the fuss is about!


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


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September 13 - Cruise the Hudson Fundraiser ABOARD “The TEAL”



September 13, 2014 - Cruise the Hudson Fundraiser ABOARD “the TEAL” Fundraiser

Hudson River cruise Sept. 13 to raise funds for HealthAlliance ovarian cancer support program

Cruise the Hudson from Kingston on the Teal motor yacht from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13 to support the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Program.

The fundraising cruise, during national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, will depart from the Rondout Creek port at 1 Broadway.

The 3-hour cruise will include dinner provided by Mariner’s Harbor Restaurant and adult rock ’n’ roll music performed by the Just Us band. An $80 donation from each guest aboard the Teal will support the Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Program.

“The Ovarian Cancer Support Program is committed to improving the quality of life for survivors and raising awareness of ovarian cancer in order to promote early detection,” said Ellen Marshall, director of the HealthAlliance’s Oncology Support Program, which oversees the Linda Young program.

“We’re a vital resource and support network for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their families and friends,” she said.

Early detection is key, Marshall said.

Each year, nationwide, more than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 15,000 women die from the disease.

No early screening tests exist, but as many as nine in 10 women later diagnosed with ovarian cancer experience symptoms, even in the disease’s early stages. However, they often overlook these symptoms or mistake them for other medical problems.

The symptoms include bloating, pelvic pain, abdominal swelling, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and urinary urgency.

“Know ovarian cancer’s subtle symptoms and take early action,” Marshall said. “See your doctor, preferably a gynecologist, if you have any symptom for more than a couple of weeks or if you experience other symptoms that are unusual for your body.”

“Most cases of ovarian cancer are unfortunately diagnosed in their later stages,” Marshall said. “But if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the 5-year survival rate is more than 90 percent.”

This is why the HealthAlliance support program urges women and their families to recognize ovarian cancer’s early signs and symptoms, she said.

The name of the yacht used for the Sept. 13 cruise “also happens to be the same as the official color of ovarian cancer awareness, just as pink is the color used to express moral support for women with breast cancer,” Marshall said.

“TEAL is also an acronym for Take Early Action and Live,” she added.

To reserve your seat on the Teal, please call the Oncology Support Program at (845) 339-2071.

For more information about the Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Program, logon to hahv.org/service/linda-young-ovarian-cancer-support-program.

To learn more about ovarian cancer awareness, logon to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s ovariancancer.org.

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

Please complete and send Reservation Form along with checks payable to:
Benedictine Health Foundation, 105 Mary’s Avenue ~ Kingston NY 12401
Please note “LYOC” in memo

For further information about the event contact:
HealthAlliance: Linda Young Ovarian Cancer Support Program (LYOC), at:
(845) 339-2071 or Doris.Blaha@hahv.org



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September 14 - 24th Annual Taste of New Paltz


September 14 - 24th Annual Taste of New Paltz

A delicious tradition returns to the Hudson Valley this September with the 24th Annual TASTE OF NEW PALTZ, to be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road, New Paltz, New York. 

Advance admission is only $7 and admission on the day of the Taste is only $10; children under 12 admitted FREE! $2 and $3 “tastes” are offered at each of the food and beverage venues. Advance tickets may be purchased online by clicking the REGISTER button on this web page, at the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce office, and at The Antiques Barn and Gray Owl Gallery, both located at Water Street Market, 10 Main Street in New Paltz. Advance tickets are available until Friday, September 5, 2014.

- Save Up To $3 on Each Admission When You Buy In Advance
Advance tickets are only $7 if you choose to pick them up at the Chamber office or at the Will-Call window and just $8 each with shipping.
Buy Now

- Enter to win!
Enter our online contest for up to four chances to win admission to the Taste of New Paltz.
Enter Contest... http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/news_events/Taste_of_New_Paltz.aspx

- $1 Off Admission
Print this coupon to or show it to us on your smart device for $1 off admission at the gate.
Download/Print Coupon from www.newpaltzchamber.org

- Be A Vendor
Represent your business to thousands of visitors at Taste of New Paltz! All you need to do is fill out an application by August 26.
Download Applications...      
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/news_events/Taste_of_New_Paltz.aspx

For more information or to purchase advance admission, visit www.NewPaltzChamber.org, call 845-255-0243, e-mail info@newpaltzchamber.org, or visit the Chamber in person at 257 Main St., New Paltz.

You may also enter the TASTE OF NEW PALTZ’s Facebook contest to win tickets for the whole family.  The Grand Prize is four admission wristbands and four T-shirts – a $100 value!  Enter here to win: http://tinyurl.com/TasteContest2014

The Hudson Valley’s renowned wine, cuisine and agricultural bounty are on display with TASTE OF NEW PALTZ, the flavorful annual opportunity to sample some of the best mouth-watering fare from the region’s finest restaurants, caterers, farm markets, brew masters, and wineries, all in a single day. The adventurous gourmet will find bold and appealing delicacies; the more traditional diner will be glad to hear there are still pizza, beer and cupcakes. The TASTE OF NEW PALTZ is also proud to boast our green initiative, highlighting the importance of sustainable practices.

Advance ticket sales are available to pick up at the office or for shipping, free of charge.
 
Directions:

Directions to the Taste from the South: Exit 17 off the New York State Thruway. After the tollbooth, follow signs to Rte. 300 North. At Rte. 32 go north (straight). At Rte. 44/55 go west (turn left) and continue through the town of Gardiner. Turn right at flashing light on to CR-9 (Libertyville Road.) The fairgrounds are on your right, parking on your left.

Directions to the Taste from the North: Exit 18 off the New York State Thruway. After the tollbooth, turn left at light onto 299 West. Go through the village of New Paltz, cross over the Wallkill River bridge, and make the next left onto Libertyville Road. The fairgrounds are about a mile down on your left. Please call the New Paltz Chamber of Commerce if you need further information at (845) 255-0243.

www.newpaltzchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=448

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Starting September 15 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

- EBA September Mini-Mixer
with Guest Speaker
Monday, September 15, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

at Klyne Esopus Museum
Located at 764 Broadway (Rte. 9-W), Ulster Park

Enjoy an evening of casual networking, great refreshments & an enlightening presentation by guest speaker Ajax Greene. Ajax is a well known and respected serial social entrepreneur, Localism evangelist and business advisor. He is a founder of Re>Think Local, a non-profit collaborative established to create a more vibrant and sustainable Hudson Valley.

While you are here, please enjoy this year's themed show at the Museum: "The First People of Esopus" with local Native American artifacts and more.

Guests are welcome to this event.

Registration is mandatory

click here to RSVP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- EBA Officers:
President
Howard Slotnick
Slotnick Signs & Designs

Vice President
Jessica Winchell
Global Palate Restaurant

Treasurer
Luke Keyser
Keyser Funeral Services

Social Networking Coordinator
Kathy Milhaven
Always There Home Care

Membership & Activities
Kirk Jensen
LTC Financial

Community Liaison
Rosane Balistreri
Rose Cottage Interiors

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

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


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September 17 - Buy Local Business Expo


Support Our Community:
Buy Local Business Expo
September 17, 2014
12:00pm- 5:00pm
Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern in Saugerties

Presenting Sponsor:
Naccarato Insurance (http://www.naccaratoinsurance.com/)

Click below for a brief video of Michael Withall of Coffee Systems of the Hudson Valley speaking at last year's Buy Local Expo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3dmC_Xxo_4&feature=youtu.be

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 338-5100
www.UlsterChamber.org


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September 19 - October 30 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Grantseeking Basics Workshop 

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

Locations/Dates/Times:
- Rochester, NY: Sept 19, 9 am to 4 pm, Builders Exchange of Rochester, 180 Linden Oaks, Rochester, NY
- Albany/Latham, NY: Oct 9, 9 am to 4 pm, Wildwood Programs, 1190 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY
- Plattsburgh, NY: Oct 10, 9 am to 4 pm, Imaginarium Children’s Museum, 4709 State Rt. 9, Plattsburgh, NY
- Poughkeepsie, NY: Oct 30, 9 am to 4 pm, Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400 - Poughkeepsie, NY

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

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

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

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

Pre-registration is required.

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


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September 20, 21 - Hudson Valley Harvest Festival and Music Lineup 

From Old Timey Americana to Bluegrass and Rockabilly, the 3rd annual Hudson Valley Harvest Festival will host an exciting lineup of great local bands on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz.

Saturday, September 20:
10:30am - Harvest Festival Opening Ceremonies
11:00am - The New Lazy Boys (https://www.facebook.com/TheNewLazyBoys)
12:15pm - Whiskey Mountain (http://whiskeymountainband.wix.com/whiskeymountain)
1:30pm - Our Mountain Home (https://www.facebook.com/ourmountainhome)
2:45pm - Pitchfork Militia (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pitchfork-Militia/105054099229)  
4:00pm - The Old Double E (https://www.facebook.com/TheOldDoubleE)

Sunday, September 21:
11:00am - Kidz Town Rock (http://www.kidztownrock.com/)
12:15pm - RJ Storm & Old School Bluegrass Band  (http://www.rjstormandoldschool.com/)
1:30pm - 4 Gun Ridge (http://www.4gunridge.com/)
2:45pm - The Gold Hope Duo (http://thegoldhopeduo.com/)

Special thanks to ProSound Entertainment (http://www.prosoundny.com/) for providing sound production.

Daily general admission tickets are only $5 per person, ages 5 and under are FREE.

This event will help support the community based educational programs and human resources provided by Family of Woodstock Inc. (http://www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (http://www.cceulster.org/), two 501 (c)3 Not-for-Profit agencies serving Ulster County.

The Ulster County Fairgrounds are located at 249 Libertyville Road in New Paltz, NY. Gates open each day at 10:00am and close at 6:00pm on Saturday and 5:00pm on Sunday.

This family-fun event will also feature a huge Farmers’ Market highlighting local farms, a kids play area, and a broad array of crafts and food vendors, including the 4-H Snack Bar and their famous milkshakes, fall themed treats and brick oven pizza, animal exhibits, home and garden demos, a quality tag sale, and more!

And don’t forget our contests! Compete for “Best in the Hudson Valley” and receive a prize at various contests, including a photo contest and exhibit, cupcake and pie baking, and pickle and jam canning contests. All entry forms can be found at www.hvharvestfest.com. Ages 10 and up can participate in the Farm Olympic Games on Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm, we will host a Classic Car Show on Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm, and a Touch-A-Truck will be held on Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Follow HVHarvestFest on Twitter (https://twitter.com/hvharvestfest) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HVHarvestFest) for the most up to date information. For general event information, please call 845-340-3990 or visit www.hvharvestfest.com.

More about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster Countyand Family of Woodstock, Inc:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County connects research-based information with a wide range of community needs, providing educational approaches and practical solutions to issues related to agriculture, nutrition and health, child and family development, commercial and consumer horticulture, youth development, and the environment. Learn more at www.cceulster.org.

Family of Woodstock Inc. is a lead agency in the provision of homeless, domestic violence, adolescents, crisis, emergency food and child care services. The Family 24 hour hotline and walk-in centers in Woodstock, New Paltz, Kingston and Ellenville provide extensive crisis and human services throughout Ulster County. Learn more at www.familyofwoodstockinc.org.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) is a 501(c) 3 subordinate government agency of the State of New York under Article 5, 224(b) of the NYS County Laws organization that utilizes research base d knowledge through their partnership with Cornell University. This information is disseminated through their on-going community programming in the areas of Agriculture, Horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Science and Environmental programs held throughout Ulster County.


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September 21 - 11th Annual Bike for Cancer Care

Come Join Us for the 11th Annual Bike for Cancer Care

Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Join TEAM OSP. For more information please call 845-339-2071 ext 100 or email doris.blaha@hahv.org or connie.carr@hahv.org
or go to: Register here for “Team OSP” (See below)  We can make a difference!!!!

Your participation will help make a difference in the life of a cancer patient!

Bike for Cancer Care provides assistance to local individuals and their families who are facing financial challenges while receiving cancer treatment. Every $500 raised helps cover the expense of food and transportation for a cancer patient and their family each year. For many, this is a life changing means of support. This event is sponsored by the Benedictine Health Foundation and all proceeds benefit the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund.

Bike for Cancer Care offers four rides which begin at Dietz Stadium in Kingston, New York. Sign up to do a 50, 25 or 12 mile ride throughout scenic Ulster County. A Kid-Friendly Round Robin Ride will also take place within Dietz Stadium.
This year we have formed “Team OSP” and we will be riding in honor of all of the wonderful people in our Oncology Support Program community. At the event, special recognition will be held for Barbara Sarah, Founder of OSP, who has announced her retirement after 20 years of service to our cancer community.
Our goal is to bring together 30 riders and raise $8,000!!

Ways you can help:
(1) Join the OSP Team, raise money and ride! A great way to meet new people and make new friends.
(2) Donate to our team or one of our riders. You will find the link to the OSP team home page below. Also each rider has their own page. Donations can be made in honor or memory of a loved one.
(3) Participate in one of our fundraisers over the next few months….….
Here is the link to the OSP team page: Register here for "Team OSP"

Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley
Oncology Support Program
Herbert H. And Sofia P. Reuner Cancer Support House
105 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
Location: 80 Mary’s Avenue, Kingston
tel 845.339.2071


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


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

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

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

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


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September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 


September 26-28, 2014 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

Rhinebeck Arts Festival

September 26, 27, 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

A Fine Craft Event
Featuring 100 Visionary Artists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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November 7 - 7th Annual Circles Of Caring Conference



845.338.2980
www.jfsulster.org



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

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

Manfred Real Estate Learning Center has the courses you need.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Ulster County Office For The Aging 2014 Survey 

 
The Ulster County Office for the Aging Releases 2014 Senior Survey -
The 2014 Senior Survey has been redesigned to better understand what seniors within the Ulster County Community are looking for from the Office for the Aging

The Ulster County Office for the Aging (OFA), in cooperation with the Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. (RCAL), has redesigned their annual survey for seniors throughout the area.

The survey is intended for individuals over the age of 60 and / or for those with a Medicare care card. In addition to analyzing issues that are currently impacting seniors both with and without disabilities, the survey will be used to predict concerns for the coming years.

The 2014 Senior Survey results will be used to implement future services and add to current ones, addressing the concerns of the Ulster County seniors. All seniors are urged to participate to help the OFA understand how seniors are viewing current and upcoming issues and needs, and to determine how the OFA can help.

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. In addition to the questions, there is opportunity for supplemental text where other concerns and comments can be addressed. The survey can be completed via hard copy at RCAL or online via Survey Monkey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UlsterOFA2014.

For further information, for assistance in completing the survey, or for other senior related inquiries, please contact Janae Myers, RCAL office manager, at 845-331-0541 ext. 20, or via email at jmyers@rcal.org.


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Be a part of the Premier Business Expo in Ulster County On September 17
 

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Buy Local Expo
Sponsorship opportunities and Prime Exhibitor Space Now Available

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Noon - 5 pm
At Diamond Mills hotel and Tavern
http://www.diamondmillshotel.com/

Hear what some of last year's Exhibitors had to say about the Expo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv7FukNJ4rc

Click here for the Exhibitor Application, Floor Plan & Sponsorship Information

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
214 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401


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Advertising Opportunities with GoodLife Youth Journal Publication for Families and Youth

GoodLife Youth Journal

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

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

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

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

Click here for full Media Kit
 

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

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

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

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

Good Life Youth Journal for the Hudson Valley, NY

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

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

Follow us on Facebook.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Submit Announcements For This Online / E-Newsletter!

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

ONLINE/E-NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

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

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

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

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

PAYMENT DETAILS:

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


REAL ESTATE PROPERTY LISTINGS SUBMISSIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PAYMENT DETAILS:

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


QUESTIONS?   

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

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



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TheCommunityGuide Advertising And Sponsorship Opportunities

TheCommunityGuide.net

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

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

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

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

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

--Details for advertising in our Main Online Resource Guide

--Details for advertising in our Print Publications

--Details on our "Gifts That Benefit" Program

--Details on Sponsorship Packages


ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

• Advertising Benefits

• Payments

• Refunds



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

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



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Teacher Opening - Magic Circle School 

Apply by September 12.

(Anticipated Opening) for a Teacher at the YWCA Magic Circle School with experience in Early Childhood Naturalist/Environmental Programs.

Minimum Qualifications:
The Teacher must be at least 18 years of age, have obtained a CDA (Child Development Associates) or higher and meet all New York State Licensing and NAEYC requirements for childcare staff, including fingerprinting, criminal background check and mandatory training. The individual should also have the ability to communicate clearly and cooperate with parents and other staff. The individual should also be comfortable with ages six weeks to five years old and have at least one year of relevant specific childcare experience/ training.

Job Description:
Under the leadership of the classroom Head Teacher, the teacher will be responsible for providing direct supervision and insuring the safety of the children in our care, maintaining a safe and clean environment, communicating with the parents and fellow staff. The teacher shall collaborate in the development and implementation of classroom activities, assisting the Head Teacher in carrying out lesson plans. He/She will also be responsible to work in any support role necessary for the efficient daily operation of the childcare program.

Responsibilities:
- Attending mandatory in-service conferences and trainings.
- Attending mandatory staff meetings.
- Being responsible for the safety of the children at all times including being able to implement emergency procedures.
- Attending parent teacher conferences and special events as requested.
- Working in cooperation with other staff to ensure the smooth operation of the childcare center.
- Assuming any duties as deemed necessary by the Executive Director and Director of School Age Programs

Please no calls, fax resume and cover letter to 845-338-0620 by September 12th!


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CCE Job Opening: Environmental Nutritionist  

Apply by September 15.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Ulster County Environmental Nutritionist position primarily provides strategic and innovative planning, coordination and implementation of public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among low-income families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout Ulster County. As part of the Federal SNAP-Ed Regional Program, and as the only SNAP-Ed nutrition educator for the county, this position will work closely with program leads in CCE Orange County, and is an integral player in program design and development, assessment, evaluation, management. This position also leads the county development and implementation of social marketing and environmental change initiatives in collaboration with other nutritionists of the SNAP-Ed program in the Hudson Valley region.

Master’s degree in Nutrition, Health Education or Public Health and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience required.

For a full position description including responsibilities/essential functions and additional required qualifications, visit www.cceulster.org.

Position is an exempt, full-time (40 hours per week) with annualized salary of $54,000. Excellent benefits available including vacation, sick, health, and NYS retirement.

*All applications must be submitted online by Monday, September 15, 2014.*
Materials cannot be accepted via e-mail, fax, walk-in, or postal mail.

To apply: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10163/jobdetail.ftl?job=25236
If questions, please contact Leah Cadwallader at LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990.

Hiring for this position is contingent on award and receipt of grant funding. Target start date is October 1, 2014.

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

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


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Medicaid Service Coordinator Position Available 

We are hiring a Medicaid Service Coordinator!

Please send resume and cover letter via email to office@rcal.org or fax to 845-331-2076 attention Janae.

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. (RCAL)
Opening the Doors of Opportunity

727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
TTY (845) 331-4527
FAX (845) 331-2076, Main (845) 331-0541

Medicaid Service Coordinator Qualifications:
1. Bachelor's Degree in human services or related field or a degree in nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN).
2. At least one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities or one-year experience as a service coordinator/case manager with any population.
3. Knowledge of disability rights, community resources, PCP, HCBS Waiver and related services.
4. Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills.
5. Ability to network with other community services and resources.
6. Outstanding interpersonal, problem-solving, writing, and public speaking skills.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Advise individuals about available community resources and services, legal and civil rights.
2. Assist with coordination of resources and services.
3. Provide information and assistance with advocacy and self-advocacy as necessary.
4. Develop peer and community support linkages.
5. Develop and maintain Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for consumers in a person-centered manner:
a. Coordinates the access and delivery of both natural and community supports and services chosen in the ISP.
b. Work to ensure that all supports and services being provided are consistent, to the extent reasonable, with the consumer’s needs and goals.
c. Work to ensure that benefits are obtained and maintained in accordance with the consumer’s eligibility.
6. Complete required MSC documentation in timely manner. This includes, but is not limited to, SCORs, MSC Basic Agreements, MSC Activity Plans and MSC notes etc.
7. Coordinates and facilitates ISP review meetings.
8. Completes all necessary MSC training as defined in the MSC Vendor Manual.
9. Meets at with consumers in homes and community environments
10. Assist individuals interested in MSC and/or OPWDD services with the eligibility process and necessary paperwork. Present information about MSC services to interested groups.
11. Participate in regular staffing of office telephone for resource inquiries and information calls.
12. Keep accurate records and submit reports in a timely manner. Update resource and information files.
13. Participate in the Center’s staff development.
14. Advocate independent living concerns (public forums); conduct workshops and presentations in the community.
15. Participate in RCAL’s outreach activities as appropriate.
16. All other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Director of OPWDD Services
Supervises: None
Universal Competencies:
1. Consistently maintains a positive attitude towards co-workers, visitors, consumers and their families in order to promote a team atmosphere.
2. Exercise professionalism regarding respect, sensitivity and compassion to all people (using tact, smile, eye contact, posture, grooming, and dress to convey a positive image).
3. Continue to develop skills in order to enhance quality of agency performance and quality of service with improved efficiency.
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times when dealing with co-workers, visitors, consumes and their families. Treat all written material as confidential.
5. Follow policies and procedures according to agency guidelines.
6. Initiate quality/productivity improvements showing a commitment to excellence.
7. Demonstrate the appropriate use of human, material and financial resources to preserve and enhance consumer and community service and employee safety/security.
8. Seek feedback and suggestions that would improve personal and /or agency performance (e.g., accept constructive criticism and suggestions).
9. Demonstrate the flexibility and willingness necessary to meet the challenges of unexpected assignments.

Description:
RCAL is seeking a Medicaid Service Coordinator to work with developmentally disabled people. A Bachelor's degree in human services or related field is required. At least one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities or one year experience as a service coordinator /case manager with any population is necessary. This position requires knowledge of disability rights, community resources, PCP, HCBS Waiver and related services. Applicants must have: Outstanding organizational, writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to network with other community services and resources. Previous MSC experience strongly preferred.

Responsibilities:
- Develops and maintains Individualized Service Plans (ISP) for consumers in a person centered manner:
- Coordinates the access the delivery of supports and services.
- Locates or creates natural supports and community resources.
- Locates funded services, helps determine eligibility, completes referrals, facilitates visits and interviews.
- Ensures essential information is made available to providers and others with the appropriate consent of the individual.
- Works to ensure that all supports and services being provided are consistent, to the extent reasonable, with the person's needs and goals.
- Works to ensure that benefits are obtained and maintained in accordance with the consumer’s eligibility.
- Completes required MSC documentation in a timely manner. This includes but is not limited to SCOR's, MSC Basic Agreements, MSC -Activity Plans and MSC Notes.
- Coordinates and facilitates ISP review meetings.
- Completes all necessary MSC training as defined in the MSC Vendor Manual.
- Meets with consumers in home and community settings.
- Assists individuals interested in MSC and/or OMRDD services with the eligibility process and necessary paperwork. Present information about MSC services to interested groups.
- Participates in RCAL’s regular staff meetings.
- Directly responsible to MSC Supervisor.
- Other duties designated by the MSC Supervisor.

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.
727 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
845-331-0541 ext. 20
www.rcal.org


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

JOIN OUR TEAM!

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

References required from previous employment.

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


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sign Up Today!

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

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

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

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

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


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Volunteerism Throughout the Region - Ulster County 

Fellow Community Partners,

If you agree that volunteers are necessary and impactful within our communities, please take a few minutes of your time to answer a few questions.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/73KB7FL

This survey, conducted by Volunteer New York, our Regional Volunteer Center based in Westchester, attempts to establish both the service landscape for the Mid-Hudson region and a baseline of volunteer data, which will help substantiate the volunteer impact in our community.

Your response by September 8th, 2014 is appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your time and feedback!
Beth McLendon
UlsterCorps
http://www.ulstercorps.org
https://www.facebook.com/UlsterCorps
volunteer@ulstercorps.org
845-481-0331


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United Way Of Ulster County - Tax Volunteers Make A Difference 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Invitation

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

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


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Volunteers Needed For The Bike For Cancer Ride On September 21 

Bike for Cancer Care
To Benefit Te Rosemary D. runner Memorial Cancer Fund

Calling all Volunteers
Sunday, September 21, 2014

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in helping the day of the event.

Sign up to volunteer online: www.bikeforcancer.org

Or Contact: Meg Didonna at: megdidonna@gmail.com or 845-430-4152

Volunteers receive a free Bike for Cancer T-shirt, and are invited to the Lunch at the end of the Bike Ride.

50-mile Ride, 25-Mile Ride, 12-Mile Rode, Round Robin Ride, Youth Bike Rodeo (Ages 5-10)

All rides start and finis at: Dietz Stadium, Kingston
Post Event Lunch and Live Entertainment - Awards and Prizes for Top Fundraiser!

For additional information, contact: Barbara Klassen or Bernadette Rexford at the Benedictine Health Foundation (845) 334-3186 or 334-3017

Who We Help - Local Cancer Patients

Te Benedictine Health Foundation established the Rosemary D. runner Memorial Cancer Fund in 2004 in partnership with the runner Family.  Te Fund provides financial assistance in the form of gift cards to purchase food at Hannaford Supermarkets and/or fuel at Stewart’s Sops to cancer patients while receiving treatment.  Residents of Ulster County (regardless of the facility or location they currently receive treatment), and also residents of neighboring Mid-Hudson Valley Counties receiving treatment within Ulster County are eligible to apply.  Over 1000 patients and their families have received assistance.  Our primary referred source is the Oncology Support Program of HealthAlliance. 


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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.

Ulster County Emergency Animal Response Team  
THANK YOU + Updates
Thank you to the 75 volunteers who showed up for our Ulster County Emergency Animal Response Team Volunteer Orientation July 16th and to our presenters: Art Snyder, Ulster County Office of Emergency Management; Michael Raphael, American Red Cross of Northeastern NY; Dr David Chico, Empire State Animal Response Team; Irene Penney, Dutchess CART (County Animal Response Team).

Also, a big thanks to those who have returned Volunteer and Fostering Forms. We have been compiling information from the forms submitted thus far and hope to: 

begin the training process - thanks to our new Ulster County Emergency Management Director Steve Peterson, group trainings required to be a certified CART member have been scheduled in Kingston for the following dates:
 
IS-100.b - Intro to ICS (Incident Command System)
Tuesday August 12th, 5-9pm
Ulster Sheriff's Office, 380 Boulevard, Kingston - map - more info/rsvp

IS-700.a - National Incident Management System: An Introduction
Tuesday September 2nd, 5-9pm
Ulster Sheriff's Office, 380 Boulevard, Kingston - map - more info/rsvp

Online training is also available - see the UlsterCorps website for more information.
 
have a meeting with all people who have offered to volunteer in any capacity.

If you would like to be included, and have not done so already, please either fill out a Form online at one or both of the following links: 
Volunteer Form  
Fostering Form  

We have also created a new Facebook group for the UCART. Please note that membership to this informational Facebook group does NOT make you an active volunteer member of the Animal Response Team! This Facebook group serves to provide info on the team's activities, nothing more. Feel free to enjoy the group's updates here.
 
And if you missed the July 16th orientation, you can watch video excerpts of it on the UlsterCorps YouTube Channel. Thanks to our volunteer videographer Rob Groves for documenting this wonderful gathering.
 
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:

9/2
IS-700 National Incident Management System: An Introduction
Kingston - 379-1098

9/11
6th Annual Volunteer Fair
SUNY New Paltz - 257-3266

9/20
Repair Cafe
New Paltz - 646-302-5835

9/20-21
Hudson Valley Harvest Festival
New Paltz - 481-0331

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

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

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

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

More Opportunities...
www.ulstercorps.org

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

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


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Volunteer Opportunity Resources:

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

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


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REAL ESTATE WANTED:


Seeking a Home to Purchase; A Long Term Rental; Rent to Own; Owner Financing or Long Term Care Taking Opportunity That Includes Housing 

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
845-687-6114
845-706-8447
soundofspheres@aol.com
http://dawnsdogboarding.vpweb.com/


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PROPERTIES FOR SALE:


Stone Ridge, NY - Home for Sale

4 Bedroom Cape in Stone Ridge, NY
365 Cottekill Road - Stone Ridge, NY
MLS # 20132841
4 BDR 2 BTH
Offered at $199,000
Affordable country home in Historic Stone Ridge just perfect for the growing family, first time buyer, or even quiet weekend enjoyment. Hardwood floors, first floor laundry, and a nice comfortable flow make this home a real bargain! Charming first floor bedroom could serve as a guest suite or home office with full bathroom close by. Upstairs has an additional 3 bedrooms and bath. Country kitchen opens up to a lovely eat in dining area with nice flow into the living room. A great place to entertain friends and family! Well kept back yard is a nice safe place for children to play and roam. Picture perfect setting and a reasonably priced home.
Taft Street Realty, Inc., 224 Chestnut Hill Rd., Stone Ridge, NY 12484,   845.380.3394, info@taftstreetrealty.com, http://www.taftstreetrealty.com


West Shokan, NY - Home for Sale

Ultra Modern with Mountain Views in West Shokan, NY
3431 Route 28a - West Shokan, NY 12494
MLS # 20135148
2 BDR / 2.5 BTH
Offered at $547,000
Rare offering just in time for buyers who want quality, efficiency, & luxury all wrapped up into one home.  This modern gem by Lepore Design hits the market at a time when supply is extremely low.  This is true architecture at its finest.  Ideally nestled  just 15 minutes or so in between Woodstock & Stone Ridge providing a picture perfect setting that virtually every buyer looks for today, coupled with the convenience they expect.  Seldom offered at this price point.  A top notch view from virtually every room in the house, even the bathrooms! If you want something that is cozy and easy to maintain, but still has every modern convenience, then don't miss this one.
Taft Street Realty, Inc., 224 Chestnut Hill Rd., Stone Ridge, NY 12484,   845.380.3394, info@taftstreetrealty.com, http://www.taftstreetrealty.com



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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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REAL ESTATE LICENSING & pROFESSIONAL dEVELOPMENT eDUCATION:


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

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

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

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

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

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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
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DISASTER RELIEF AND STORM PREPAREDNESS:

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Disaster Relief Resources

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

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

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

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

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

Small Business Administration (SBA) \ for Homeowners and Renters

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

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

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

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

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

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

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

FEMA
www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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Preparedness Checklists For Storms & Hurricanes

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

See below for preparedness checklists and resources in the area:

FROM NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVIES:

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

FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS:

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

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

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

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

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

Turn off propane tank.

Unplug small appliances.

Fill your car’s gas tank.

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

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

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

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


FROM FEMA:

www.fema.gov

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Gather Information
Plan & Take Action
Recover
Resources

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

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

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

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

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

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

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

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

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

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

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


FROM CENTRAL HUDSON:

www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy

Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings.

Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy.

Refuel vehicles and ensure they are in good working condition.

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

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

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

Ensure adequate supplies of medications, cash & other necessities.

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

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

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

Also...

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

Near Power Lines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENERATORS:

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

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

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

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

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


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:

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

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


PREPAREDNESS FOR LIVESTOCK & PETS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Ulster County Emergency Services News:

www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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


EXTRA TIPS:

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

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

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

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




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 OUR SUPPORTERS:

A & T Healthcare
845-331-7868

A Woodstock Waterfall Hideaway
845-810-2732

Adams Fairacre Farms
845-336-6300

A.I.R. Studio Gallery
845-331-2662

Alpine Endeavors, LLC
845-658-3094

Artrider Productions
845-331-1337

Augustine Nursery
845-338-4936

Bacchus Restaurant, Bar & Billiards
845-255-8636

Bath Fitter
1-888-277-2617

Birch Body Care
845-331-7139

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

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

Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino
845-246-5306

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845-338-3810 x111

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845-339-2025

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845-338-3810 x 115

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845-339-4990

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845-853-8207

Cheri Voss Salon & Spa
845-679-2138

Child Care Council of Ulster County, The
845-331-7080

ClutterBusters
Sue Story

845-657-6644


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Shelley Parriott

ColorPage
845-331-7581

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845-339-4996


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845-706-8447


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845-516-4236

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845-688-7148

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845-246-6169


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845-565-6000


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845-338-8131


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845-255-7475

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845-626-0209

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845-758-9114

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

GoodLife Youth Journal
845-679-0908


H. Houst & Son
845-679-2115

Hales, Christine
New Christian Icons

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

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

Henry's at the Farm
845-795-1500

Herzogs Home Center
845-338-6300

Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse
845-338-2424


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845-246-8833

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

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


Hudson Valley Weddings
845-393-1788

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

Hurley Country Store

845-338-4843


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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

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Kenco Work & Play
845-340-0552

Kingston Candy Bar

845-901-0341


Limber Tree Services
845-750-6295


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845-679-6500

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845-679-2017

MAC Fitness
845-338-2887

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

Maverick Concerts
845-679-8217

Michael Gold / The Corporate Image
845-255-5255

Mohonk Mountain House
1-855-969-3295


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845-246-4381

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845-255-4161

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

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845-255-0033

Murphy Realty Group
845-338-5252

Naomi Graphics
845-679-0360

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845-255-0243

New Paltz Rock
1-914-224-5556

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


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


Nina Silverman Physical Therapy
845-331-8590

Northern Dutchess Hospital
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845-876-3001

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

Overlook Mountain Bikes

845-679-2122

Parisi Speed School
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845-338-2887

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845-679-2926

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845-663-3224,
845-514-8646

River Rock Health Spa
845-679-7800


Rondout Savings Bank
845-331-0073


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

Rosendale Chamber of Commerce
845-658-8348

Sanitall™
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845-657-7283

Saugerties Chamber of Commerce
845-246-3788

Savona’s Trattoria
845-339-6800

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

School of the New Moon
845-679-7112

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
845-522-4718

Stacie Flint Art
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845-255-2505


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845-679-5361

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845-687-9292,
845-380-3394

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845-594-8002

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Town & Country Liquors
845-246-8931

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

Tuthilltown Spirits
845-633-8734

Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
845-338-5100


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

Ulster Savings Bank
845-338-6322

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

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

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

Woodstock Chamber Orchestra
845-679-6431

Woodstock Chiropractic
David Rosenblum, DC
845-679-2225

Woodstock Playhouse

845-679-6900

Woodstock School of Art
845-679-2388

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