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FEATURED SPOTLIGHTS:

Summer Season At Woodstock Playhouse
   

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


JUST FOR KIDS & TEENS:

Summer Fun For Parents And Kids At MAC Fitness

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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Spin City Laundromat - New Drop Off Wash and Fold Service 

Summer Swim at Williams Lake Benefits Rosendale Pool Project

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HealthAlliance’s Center for Vascular Excellence the Only Provider in New York State with Peripheral Vascular Disease Certification from The Joint Commission 

Vassar Brothers Medical Center To Upgrade Emergency Department 

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

Summer Season At Woodstock Playhouse

Maverick Concerts 2014 Season

Starting July 28 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

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August 6 - HealthAlliance Foundation Holds 14th Annual Golf Classic 

Starting August 7 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

August 9 - The Blueberry Festival in Ellenville

August 9,11 - Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Trainings at Highland and Ellenville Libraries 

Starting August 12 - Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Events 

August 16 - Bob Milne Boogie-Woogie And Ragtime Music Concert Benefit 

August 23 - Macy's Shop For A Cause 

Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

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

September 6,7 - Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest

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

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

September 17- Save the Date - Buy Local Business Expo

September 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

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

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FEATURE:
Summer Season At Woodstock Playhouse

Monty Python's Spamalot at the Woodstock Playhouse, June 19-29, 2014   Jesus Christ Superstar at the Woodstock Playhouse, July 10-20, 2014   The Three Musketeers at The Woodstock Playhouse, July 24-26, 2014   West Side Story at the Woodstock Playhouse, July 31-August 10, 2014

Established in 1938 as one of the first Rural Extensions of Broadway by Robert Elwyn, fifth generation member of one of Woodstock's oldest families, the Woodstock Playhouse is a landmark figure in the history of American Theater.

Now fully restored, enclosed and climate controlled with theatre seating and two galleries, a description which fits into the footsteps of the original structure, the summer cast of emerging professionals from the national and NYC theatre world are assembling for you this summer.  

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation celebrates and supports the Woodstock Playhouse this season with the release of a 100 limited edition print of the 1941 Al Hirschfeld drawing of Robert Elwyn, Sally Rand and the cast of 'Rain' at the Woodstock Playhouse.  The Foundation's hand numbered, stamped and issued prints, available through the Playhouse only, add to the iconic legacy of the first '75 Years of Woodstock Playhouse History' exhibit on permanent display for the public viewing. 

This summer season's offerings include:

Monty Python's Spamalot at the Woodstock Playhouse, June 19-29, 2014
Monty Python's SPAMALOT 
June 19 - 22, 2014
June 26 - 29, 2014

Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Giliam,
Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

This highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend tickles your funny bone with flying cows, shrubbery and a cast of outrageously delightful characters plucked from the comic genius of Monty Python, with songs & dances to lift the spirits and celebrate the “Bright Side of Life”; the stage version of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.

Performance Dates & Times:
6/19 8pm, 6/20 8pm, 6/21 8pm, 6/22 2pm,
6/26 8pm, 6/27 8pm, 6/28 8pm, 6/29 2pm

Purchase your tickets for 'Monty Python's Spamalot':
http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_024.htm


Jesus Christ Superstar at the Woodstock Playhouse, July 10-20, 2014
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

July 10 - 13, 2014
July 17 - 20, 2014

Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Rock Opera loosely based on the story of Jesus Christ. A musical score that captured a generation searching for a voice; a timeless celebration branded with memories of the 1970 concept album, 1971 Broadway Musical and 1973 movie.

Performance Dates & Times:
7/10 8pm, 7/11 8pm, 7/12 8pm, 7/13 2pm,
7/17 8pm, 7/18 8pm, 7/19 8pm, 7/20 2pm

Purchase your tickets for 'Jesus Christ Superstar':
http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_025.htm


The Three Musketeers at The Woodstock Playhouse, July 24-26, 2014
THE THREE MUSKETEERS

July 24 - 26, 2014 

An Adventure Drama Based on the Novel by Alexandre Dumas

An amorous adventure filled with handsome swashbuckling heroes, and a collection of cunning royal femmes fatales who have them jumping at every turn. A bawdy night of beauty, adventure, manipulation and love on stage for 3 nights only.

Performance Dates & Times:
7/24 8pm, 7/25 8pm, 7/26 8pm
Purchase your tickets for 'The Three Musketeers':
http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_026.htm


West Side Story at the Woodstock Playhouse, July 31-August 10, 2014
WEST SIDE STORY

July 31 - August 3, 2014
August 7 - 10, 2014

Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Entire Original Production Directed & Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith & Harold S. Prince
by Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

The classic American Music Theatre gem that has captured the hearts of audiences for decades; with roots in William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Sharks vs. Jets and a love story between Tony & Maria plucked out of 1957’s Upper West Side.

Performance Dates & Times:
7/31 8pm, 8/01 8pm, 8/02 8pm, 8/03 2pm,
8/07 8pm, 8/08 8pm, 8/09 8pm, 8/10 2pm

Purchase your tickets for 'West Side Story' :
http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_027.htm

Woodstock Playhouse
Phone: (845) 679-6900
Website: www.woodstockplayhouse.org
Email Address: info@WoodstockPlayhouse.org
Physical Address: 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock NY 12498
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1434, Woodstock NY 12498
Randy Conti, Executive Director
Douglas Farrell, Company Manager

The gathering place for great performances at the gateway to Woodstock, NY.


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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:

Sunday, June 8 - Purina Animal Nutrition Kids Day
Noon - 2 pm
Purina Animal Nutrition closes out the spring series of shows with the highly anticipated Purina Animal Nutrition Kids Day. The day of family fun will provide a host of activities for everyone to enjoy. Festivities start at about Noon, so don't miss it!
Free Pony Rides by Vertical Limit Stables
Face Painting presented by Family of Woodstock
Coloring Books and Drawstring Bags courtesy of Purina Animal Nutrition
Kids Games and a Horseless Horse Show
Horse Shoe decorating

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

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.

·         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

The Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix
Equestrian stars and the ‘crème de la crème’ of equine athletes will converge at HITS Saugerties in the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix Sunday, September 7, 2014. After a year of qualifying at HITS Shows coast to coast, 45 of the world’s most accomplished horses and riders will jump for the richest prize in American show jumping. The class is the third jewel of the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping, which offers three $1 million grand prix by HITS Horse Shows during 2014. 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. For the Zoetis Million on September 7, admission is $25. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. For more information, and exact dates, visit HitsShows.com or call 845-246-8833.

For information prior to the horse shows, please contact:
HITS, Inc. | 319 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477
info@HitsShows.com | www.HitsShows.com/saugerties
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
845.246.5515 | fax: 845.246.2289


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Summer Fun For Parents And Kids At MAC Fitness

MAC Fitness and MAC Park, Summer 2014

845.338.2887
www.mac-park.com/summer-camp-2014.html
www.macfitness.net



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Child Care Referral Service  

Do you need child care for your child but don’t know where to start or what program to choose among all the options out there in this world. Choosing a child care program is one of the most important decisions due to the fact that your child’s first 1000 days of life are the most critical. Give our office a call for a FREE list of NYS registered or licensed child care programs and important parenting resources.       

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


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Enjoy Dinner At Ristorante Emiliani in Saugerties

Emiliani Ristorante

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


About the Restaurant:

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

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

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

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



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Upcoming At Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino In Saugerties

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

Contact us about private parties!

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

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

Follow us on facebook and twitter.

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



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

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


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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.
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331-7139. 73 Crown St., Kingston, NY 12401.

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340-9800. 948 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.


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


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www.eyes-ok.com
339-4990.   240 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.

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www.CheeseLouise-NY.com
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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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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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Spin City Laundromat - New Drop Off Wash and Fold Service 

Spin City Laundromat, owned and managed by Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa is now offering drop off wash and fold service for the community!

Trust that the same care to detail and service that Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa provides can now be applied to your laundry needs!

Our newly renovated laundromat offers beautifully maintained coin operated machines and our warm staff is awaiting your drop off!

Drop off service begins Monday, July 14th email pdelauro@buttermilkfallsinn.com for more details!

Follow us on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/SpinCityMilton?ref=hl


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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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HealthAlliance’s Center for Vascular Excellence the Only Provider in New York State with Peripheral Vascular Disease Certification from The Joint Commission 

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley’s Center for Vascular Excellence has received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for peripheral vascular disease - the only provider in New York to earn this accreditation. The certification recognizes the Center’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care.

“HealthAlliance is thrilled to have another service line receive certification from The Joint Commission,” said Dave Scarpino, president and CEO of HealthAlliance. “It demonstrates our dedication to maintaining excellence and exceptional care as the healthcare industry shifts its focus toward providing the total patient experience and emphasizing positive outcomes.”

The Center for Vascular Excellence underwent a rigorous on-site review earlier in June. A Joint Commission expert evaluated the Center for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

“As the only provider in the Hudson Valley and New York state with peripheral vascular disease certification from The Joint Commission, the HealthAlliance Center for Vascular Excellence is a top destination for comprehensive, exceptional care for peripheral vascular disease in the region,” said Jeffrey Hnath, M.D., a surgeon at the Center for Vascular Excellence.

From prevention and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, The Center of Vascular Excellence strives to improve vascular health throughout the community. The Center’s commitment to quality outcomes and their patient-centered approach assures the most thorough and coordinated care. Services provided include vascular diagnostic imaging and angiography, as well as treatment for deep vein thrombosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease, among other things. To learn more about the Center for Vascular Excellence, call (845) 334-4709.

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


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Vassar Brothers Medical Center To Upgrade Emergency Department 

The Vassar Brothers Medical Center Emergency Department will soon undergo a renovation and expansion to better accommodate the growing number of Hudson Valley residents who depend on the facility for their comprehensive medical needs.

“We are taking bold steps to reinvest in this campus and to provide excellent care to our patients,” said Robert Friedberg, president of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “Our Emergency Department is the largest, most capable facility between New York City and Albany. This project will enhance our role as the Hudson Valley’s healthcare leader by giving us more room to grow and take care of the increasing number of patients selecting Vassar as their choice for emergency care.”

The Vassar Brothers Medical Center Emergency Department was designed for around 55,000 visits annually. This year, the Emergency Department will see well over 65,000 patients.

The project’s first step will begin this summer, with the addition of a modular expansion system. This will increase the treatment space by 15 bays to a total of 59; an addition of nearly 7,000 square feet. These new bays will have all the capabilities of the main Emergency Department, including full monitoring, computers and medical equipment. The additional space is expected to be available for patient care by the beginning of September. It will provide the necessary contemporary space to meet patients’ needs, and improve both privacy and timeliness of care.

Next, the medical center will renovate the existing Emergency Department space to match the capabilities and standards of the modular unit. This work will not affect the continuity of care and the department will remain fully operational throughout.

The construction will affect some parking spaces in the lot next to the Emergency Department. The medical center will designate additional parking areas for Emergency Department patients and families, and increase the amount of convenient valet coverage at the entrance.
This is the first part of an ambitious plan to enhance the facilities and rebuild the Vassar Brothers Medical Center campus. This will continue with renovation of the first floor corridors, the main lobby and the cafeteria.

“We are very excited about the changes that are ongoing at Vassar Brothers Medical Center,” Friedberg said. “Our intent is to create the type of facilities that our community deserves from its leader in healthcare.”


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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 Shows 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:

Sunday, June 8 - Purina Animal Nutrition Kids Day
Noon - 2 pm
Purina Animal Nutrition closes out the spring series of shows with the highly anticipated Purina Animal Nutrition Kids Day. The day of family fun will provide a host of activities for everyone to enjoy. Festivities start at about Noon, so don't miss it!
Free Pony Rides by Vertical Limit Stables
Face Painting presented by Family of Woodstock
Coloring Books and Drawstring Bags courtesy of Purina Animal Nutrition
Kids Games and a Horseless Horse Show
Horse Shoe decorating

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

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.

·         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

The Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix
Equestrian stars and the ‘crème de la crème’ of equine athletes will converge at HITS Saugerties in the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix Sunday, September 7, 2014. After a year of qualifying at HITS Shows coast to coast, 45 of the world’s most accomplished horses and riders will jump for the richest prize in American show jumping. The class is the third jewel of the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping, which offers three $1 million grand prix by HITS Horse Shows during 2014. 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. For the Zoetis Million on September 7, admission is $25. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. For more information, and exact dates, visit HitsShows.com or call 845-246-8833.

For information prior to the horse shows, please contact:
HITS, Inc. | 319 Main St, Saugerties, NY 12477
info@HitsShows.com | www.HitsShows.com/saugerties
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
845.246.5515 | fax: 845.246.2289


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Summer Season At Woodstock Playhouse

Monty Python's Spamalot at the Woodstock Playhouse, June 19-29, 2014   Jesus Christ Superstar at the Woodstock Playhouse, July 10-20, 2014   The Three Musketeers at The Woodstock Playhouse, July 24-26, 2014   West Side Story at the Woodstock Playhouse, July 31-August 10, 2014

Established in 1938 as one of the first Rural Extensions of Broadway by Robert Elwyn, fifth generation member of one of Woodstock's oldest families, the Woodstock Playhouse is a landmark figure in the history of American Theater.

Now fully restored, enclosed and climate controlled with theatre seating and two galleries, a description which fits into the footsteps of the original structure, the summer cast of emerging professionals from the national and NYC theatre world are assembling for you this summer.  

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation celebrates and supports the Woodstock Playhouse this season with the release of a 100 limited edition print of the 1941 Al Hirschfeld drawing of Robert Elwyn, Sally Rand and the cast of 'Rain' at the Woodstock Playhouse.  The Foundation's hand numbered, stamped and issued prints, available through the Playhouse only, add to the iconic legacy of the first '75 Years of Woodstock Playhouse History' exhibit on permanent display for the public viewing. 

This summer season's offerings include:

Monty Python's Spamalot at the Woodstock Playhouse, June 19-29, 2014
Monty Python's SPAMALOT 
June 19 - 22, 2014
June 26 - 29, 2014

Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Giliam,
Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

This highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend tickles your funny bone with flying cows, shrubbery and a cast of outrageously delightful characters plucked from the comic genius of Monty Python, with songs & dances to lift the spirits and celebrate the “Bright Side of Life”; the stage version of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.

Performance Dates & Times:
6/19 8pm, 6/20 8pm, 6/21 8pm, 6/22 2pm,
6/26 8pm, 6/27 8pm, 6/28 8pm, 6/29 2pm

Purchase your tickets for 'Monty Python's Spamalot':
http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_024.htm


Jesus Christ Superstar at the Woodstock Playhouse, July 10-20, 2014
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

July 10 - 13, 2014
July 17 - 20, 2014

Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Rock Opera loosely based on the story of Jesus Christ. A musical score that captured a generation searching for a voice; a timeless celebration branded with memories of the 1970 concept album, 1971 Broadway Musical and 1973 movie.

Performance Dates & Times:
7/10 8pm, 7/11 8pm, 7/12 8pm, 7/13 2pm,
7/17 8pm, 7/18 8pm, 7/19 8pm, 7/20 2pm

Purchase your tickets for 'Jesus Christ Superstar':
http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_025.htm


The Three Musketeers at The Woodstock Playhouse, July 24-26, 2014
THE THREE MUSKETEERS

July 24 - 26, 2014 

An Adventure Drama Based on the Novel by Alexandre Dumas

An amorous adventure filled with handsome swashbuckling heroes, and a collection of cunning royal femmes fatales who have them jumping at every turn. A bawdy night of beauty, adventure, manipulation and love on stage for 3 nights only.

Performance Dates & Times:
7/24 8pm, 7/25 8pm, 7/26 8pm
Purchase your tickets for 'The Three Musketeers':
http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_026.htm


West Side Story at the Woodstock Playhouse, July 31-August 10, 2014
WEST SIDE STORY

July 31 - August 3, 2014
August 7 - 10, 2014

Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Entire Original Production Directed & Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith & Harold S. Prince
by Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

The classic American Music Theatre gem that has captured the hearts of audiences for decades; with roots in William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Sharks vs. Jets and a love story between Tony & Maria plucked out of 1957’s Upper West Side.

Performance Dates & Times:
7/31 8pm, 8/01 8pm, 8/02 8pm, 8/03 2pm,
8/07 8pm, 8/08 8pm, 8/09 8pm, 8/10 2pm

Purchase your tickets for 'West Side Story' :
http://woodstockplayhouse.org/woodstock_playhouse_027.htm

Woodstock Playhouse
Phone: (845) 679-6900
Website: www.woodstockplayhouse.org
Email Address: info@WoodstockPlayhouse.org
Physical Address: 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock NY 12498
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1434, Woodstock NY 12498
Randy Conti, Executive Director
Douglas Farrell, Company Manager

The gathering place for great performances at the gateway to Woodstock, NY.



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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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July 22 - Community Service Award Luncheon Honors Frank Cardinale and Anne Cardinale

2014 Community Service Award Recipients Named

Jewish Family Services of Ulster County’s
2nd Annual David Fletcher Community Service Award Luncheon

Honoring Frank and Anne Cardinale
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Wiltwyck Golf Club
404 Steward Lane, Kingston, NY
Please download attached RSVP or call 845 338-2980 for more info
We are looking forward to seeing you!

Invite:
Please join us for the Second Annual David Fletcher Community Service Award Luncheon honoring Anne and Frank Cardinale

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11:30 am
Wiltwyck Golf Club
404 Steward Lane, Kingston, New York

RSVP with:
- Name:
- Guest:

Tickets are $50 per person.  If you are unable to attend, you can make a donation instead

Make Checks payable to JFS of Ulster County or pay via credit card.  Contact our office: 845-338-2980 for assistance

Meal Choices:
- Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
- Panko Crusted Tofu
- Asian Stir fry with Crispy Tofu
- Kosher meals are available

Please reply by July 15, 2014.



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Starting July 28 - Esopus Business Alliance Newsflash

EBA News & Happenings:

EBA office has a new phone number: 845-384-1650

- EBA July Mixer at Rondout Yacht Basin
Monday, July 28, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Located at 102 First Street, Connelly
(From north: Go over Wurts St. Bridge, take first right at Connelly Rd. Turn right at Plantasie Ave. Continue straight to entrance. From East or West: From Salem St., turn north onto Millbrook Drive and proceed straight on Plantasie Ave.)

Horseshoes Anyone? It's going to be a great evening for a picnic and networking in the sun or shade. This wonderful full service marina is located on the banks of the Rondout Creek.

Complimentary refreshments will be served.
Guests are welcome to this event.
Registration is mandatory.
RSVP to esopusalliance@gmail.com.

- Save the Date
EBA Mixer
Monday August 25 at Maynard Farms

- 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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Starting July 30 - Saugerties Chamber of Commerce Happenings and News 

Upcoming:

- Members Meeting July 30, 2014
When:July 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:Blue Mountain Horse Farm B&B
781 Blue Mountain Road
Saugerties,NY 12477
Contact: (845) 901-5324

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

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

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

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

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



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Starting July 31 - New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce news & Upcoming Events

News and Upcoming Events:

- More Upcoming Events
7/31 The HYPE "Golf N' Glow" Glowball Golf Outing
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=456
New Paltz Golf Course

8/14 August After Hours Mixer at Water Street Market, New Paltz
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=452

8/27August Business Luncheon with Ulster County Executive, Mike Hein
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=453

9/8 September WOW Factor
Finances For Women, By Women
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=454

9/24 September Business Breakfast: Speed Networking!
http://www.newpaltzchamber.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=455

- 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

- Thank You!
Corporate Partners:
Capital Partner
Health Quest

Leading Partner:
Complete Benefit Solutions
http://www.cobeso.com/

Associate Partners:
Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp.
http://www.cenhud.com/
Ulster Savings
https://www.ulstersavings.com/home/home

Supporting Partners:
Empire State Bank: http://www.esbna.com/ 
HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley: http://www.hahv.org/
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union: https://www.hvfcu.org/
The Law Offices of James Yastion, PLLC: http://www.jgylaw.com/
Luminary Publishing: http://luminarypublishing.com/default.aspx
Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni and Weddell LLP, CPAs: http://www.vddw.com/

Chamber Sponsors:
Pro Printers
http://www.pro-printers.com/

Event Sponsors:
WOW Factor
Complete Benefit Solutions
http://www.cobeso.com/

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

- 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

- 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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Starting August 3 - Health Quest Community Education Training Programs


Free Child Safety Seat Check Event
Sunday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Health Quest at Taconic Crossings
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 current needs for your child’s stage of development, 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 Heartsaver First Aid Course
Friday, Aug. 8, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Cost $50; call 845.475.9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid for trauma and illness, maneuvers for choking victims and environmental emergencies. Course completion includes a certification card valid for 2-years from the American Heart Association. Ideal attendees include day care workers, construction workers, camp counselors and students. Pre-registration and payment are required.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course
Saturday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Cost $75; call 845.475.9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator. Instruction provided for Adult, Child & Infant techniques.  Course completion includes a certification card valid for 2-years from the American Heart Association. Ideal attendees include day care workers, construction workers, camp counselors and students. Pre-registration and payment are required.

Babysitting Preparedness Course
Sunday, Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Northern Dutchess Hospital or
Sunday, August 17, 9a.m. to 3 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center
Cost $45; call 845.475.9742 to register
This course covers basic first aid, safety in the home, diapering, feeding and basic pediatric CPR, and 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.

Pet First Aid, CPR and Disaster Preparedness Course
Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Putnam Hospital Center
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

Healthcare Provider Renewal Course
(Recertification for BLS healthcare provider)
Friday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
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.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course
Sunday & Sunday Aug. 23 & 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Cost $300; call 845.475.9742 to register
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology.  You must have a current BLS certification to take this course and you must attend both days. Course completion results in a 2-year ACLS certification from the American Heart Association.  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 http://www.health-quest.org/CommunityEducation for full class descriptions.


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August 6 - HealthAlliance Foundation Holds 14th Annual Golf Classic 

In less than a month, golfers from all over the county will come together at Apple Greens Golf Course for the 14th Annual HealthAlliance Foundation and Capital District Physician’s Health Plan (CDPHP) Golf Classic. Held on August 6, this 18-hole tournament is one of the HealthAlliance Foundation’s primary fundraising events, helping to garner over $50,000 each year to support the healthcare programs and services of HealthAlliance Hospitals.

“This is the Hudson Valley’s premier golf tournament,” said Steffen Kraehmer, executive director of the HealthAlliance Foundation. “Our golfers have a great time on a 27-hole championship golf course, and they are helping ensure that exceptional healthcare is available to the people of Ulster County.”

The tournament is a four-person scramble with a fee of $145 per player. This includes a continental breakfast, lunch on the course and an awards barbeque. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams, and players will have the opportunity to compete for a flat screen TV and shoot a hole-in-one to win a car and $10,000 cash.

To register, call the HealthAlliance Foundation at 845-334-2760 or visit www.FoundationUpdate.org and click on “Special Events.”
Sponsorships are also still available for the Golf Classic. Current sponsors include: Tournament Sponsor - CDPHP; Major Sponsors - PMA Group, Mobile Life Support Services, Emergency Medical Associates, M&T Bank, Cross River Anesthesiologist Services, Rose & Kiernan Inc., Timely Signs, Romeo Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, Toshiba Business Solutions Inc. and Radio Woodstock 100.1; Other Sponsors - Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Co., Commercial Associates Realty, Institute for Family Health, Meltzer-Hill Wealth Advisory, Sickler, Torchia, Allen & Churchill, CPA’s, MVP Health Care, Rock 93.3/Lite 92.1/98.5 The Cat, NYS Academy of Physicians, Clifton Budd & DeMaria, LLP, Normann Staffing, John & Cecilia Macauley, and Gillette Creamery.

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

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


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Starting August 7 - Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Events

News and Upcoming:

- Business Recognition Awards Dinner
Nominations must be submitted by August 7, 2014

When: October 23, 2014, 5:30pm
Where: Wiltwyck Golf Club, 404 Steward Lane, Kingston, NY

Ulster 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.

You have the opportunity to nominate a business or businessperson!

Click HERE to view and download the nomination form.


- Membership Mixer at Olives Country Store & Cafe
When: 08/20/2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Olives Country Store & Cafe
3110 Route 28 Shokan Square
Shokan, NY 12481 [directions]

Members Only: No Charge

Sponsor: Rondout Savings Bank
www.rondoutbank.com

Olives Country Store in Shokan, is hosting the August Mixer. Enjoy complimentary food and drink while you network with fellow chamber members.

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 or click on the "Register for this Event" button below.

*Reservation/Cancellation Policy:
To provide an accurate attendance count, reservations must be made in advance.
* Cancellations will be accepted up until 24 hours prior to the event.
*No shows will be billed at the rate of $15 per person

Register for this event

- Buy Local Expo
When: September 17, 2014, Noon-5:00pm
Where: Diamond Mills Conference Center, Saugerties, NY

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 http://www.ulsterchamber.org/event-registration/?action=showEvent&id=188 for more information. Click HERE to view/download the exhibitor& sponsor application.

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

- 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 http://www.ulsterchamber.org/wp-content/uploads/ULDI-Brochure-Edit-6-14.pdf to view the ULDI brochure. Click HERE to view and download the application.

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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August 9 - The Blueberry Festival in Ellenville

The Blueberry Festival in Ellenville on August 9, 2014

RAIN OR SHINE

Saturday, August 9, 2014
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Canal Street and Liberty Square, Ellenville, New York

BLUEBERRY PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER 7:30 a.m.  - 11:00 a.m.
Start you day with a
Fire Company Fundraiser by
Pioneer Engine Company No. 1
at Norbury Hall, Center St., Ellenville

Live Music 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Liberty Square
Carl Richards Band  ~   Side F/X

Blueberry Bake Sale
Homemade Blueberry Pie Contest
Lots of Blueberry Goodies!

Over 200 Exhibitors/Vendors 
from all over as well as our
Local Businesses & Organizations
Arts, Crafts, Handmades, Merchandise and More!
Great Variety of Delicious Foods of all Kinds

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT
Interactive Inflatables
Sand Art  ~   Rock Wall Climb
Face Painting, Games and More!

Free Off-Street Parking
Follow “Festival Parking” Signs
Please Note: by Village Board Resolution:
NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED AT THE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

The Blueberry Festival
Presented by EWCOC
Our Co-Sponsors for 2014
Catskill Hudson Bank    ~   Craft Chiropractic Associates PC
Dan Couse Agency - State Farm
Nevele Resort, Casino & Spa  ~  The Roscoe Beer Company


Ellenville/Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce
For more information contact:
Ellenville/Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 227, Ellenville NY 12428-0227
Office at 124 Canal St., Ellenville
Open 10:00 to 3:00 Tuesday – Friday
845-647-4620   ~   ewcoc@hvc.rr.com

www.ewcoc.com/Pages/EllenvilleWawarsingChamberofCommerceFestivals.aspx


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August 9,11 - Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Trainings at Highland and Ellenville Libraries 

Join us at the Highland and Ellenville Libraries for American Red Cross Trainings to help your family and community be as prepared as possible for potential disasters and other emergencies.

Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training
Saturday, August 9th, 2014, 11am-2pm
Highland Public Library
30 Church St, Highland, NY 12528
https://www.facebook.com/events/478379635632037/

Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training
Monday, August 11th, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ellenville Public Library Community Room
40 Center St, Ellenville, NY
https://www.facebook.com/events/297893720391430/?ref=5

Free and Open to the Public!
This 3-hour course is designed to give participants an overview of the American Red Cross policies and procedures for opening, setting up, running and closing a Red Cross shelter during a disaster.

You will receive the necessary training to become part of a team of caring volunteers. This is a wonderful way to give back to our community.

You can help provide a safe and secure environment for affected individuals during natural disasters, which have become more and more frequent as the climate continues to change.

The trainings are free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.
A minimum of 8 registrants is required or the training will be cancelled.

To register for the Highland Training, click here or call the library at 845-691-2275.

To register for the Ellenville training, click here or contact volunteer@ulstercorps.org or 845.481.0331


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Starting August 12 - Breast Cancer Options Upcoming Events 

www.breastcanceroptions.org
845-339-HOPE

- Camp Lightheart
Tuesday August 12- Friday August 15th 2014
Enrollment now open
Camp Lightheart is an overnight camp for children from 8-14 who have a mom with breast cancer or children who have lost their mothers to breast cancer. It is a chance for children to meet others who have had similar experiences.

Breast Cancer Options realized that there are few services for children of women diagnosed with the disease. Our professional staff is headed by a child psychotherapist who is also an outdoor specialist which helps the kids feel comfortable and safe. The camp is held at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck NY and is free.

First consideration is given to children from the Hudson Valley
To support Camp Lightheart click on “Make a Donation” (http://www.nycharities.org/donate/c_donate.asp?CharityCode=1879). 
For more information email: hopenemiroff@yahoo.com or call 845-339-4673.

Sponsors: Omega Institute, United Breast Cancer Foundation, Ulster Savings Bank, your donations

- 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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August 16 - Bob Milne Boogie-Woogie And Ragtime Music Concert Benefit 




What: Bob Milne Boogie-woogie and Ragtime Music Concert: part of the Woodstock Reformed Church “Rhythm n Greens” Concert Series.

When: August 16 at 7pm - doors open at 6pm

Where: The Woodstock Reformed Church, 16 Tinker Street, on the Woodstock Village Green in Woodstock, NY

Tickets: $15 each at the door and at Krause’s Chocolates (Saugerties) and The Golden Notebook (Woodstock) in advance

Special Comments: Fun for the whole family - a night of foot-tapping music by America’s best known Boogie-woogie and Ragtime pianist, Bob Milne. Bob is a US Musical Ambassador and has played in various locations for the US State Department. Additionally, the Library of Congress has declared him “A National Treasure”.

August 16 is also the Annual Woodstock Volunteer Appreciation Day, which includes a fireworks display at 9pm. Stay and watch the fireworks from the back yard of the church!

Proceeds will benefit the Woodstock Reformed Church as well as the ministries it serves in the Community, including The Woodstock Good Neighbor Food Pantry and Woodstock Meals on Wheels.


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August 23 - Macy's Shop For A Cause 

It's good to shop Saturday, August 23
On this day, Macy's will host its 9th annual Shop for a Cause benefiting charities nationwide.

For a $5 donation to United Way of Ulster County or Raising HOPE - formerly HOPE's Fund - your choice!, you can receive a 25% discount savings pass* to shop all day at any Macy's store AND raise money to benefit programs and services in Ulster County. Each charity will keep 100% of the proceeds.

All Savings Passes include a chance to win a $500 Macy's Gift Card, no purchase necessary.

Contact us at 845-331-4199, x2 or stop by the office pick up your savings pass today!

United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
*With a Savings Pass, you will received 25% off on regular, sale and clearance items, and, 10%* on electrics, electronics, watches, furniture, mattresses, and rugs/floor coverings. Some exclusions apply.

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


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Rondout Valley Business Association (RVBA) News and Upcoming Happenings

Upcoming Happenings in the Rondout Valley:

We look forward to seeing you there!

- Advertising Opportunity Jennie Bell Pie Festival
This year's pie festival will be held September (Sat) 20th and (Sun) 21st. This two-day event is the perfect opportunity to promote your business by sponsoring the Jennie Bell Pie Festival. Depending on your level of sponsorship, it includes your business logo on all print materials distributed throughout the valley, a banner on Kelder's Farm that is displayed for an entire week prior to and during the event, repeat recognition throughout the festival, and a complimentary vendor space during the event.

Interested businesses, please contact the RVBA Board, Vice president, Erick Roosa via email eroosa@mohonk.org for more information.
 
- Save The Date!
Jennie Bell Pie Festival
Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21
Now taking vendor applications.
Email info@rondoutvalley.org for more information.

- Rondout Valley Online Calendar
If you, your business, or your organization have an event in the Rondout Valley, we want YOU to post it to the ongoing Rondout Valley Online Calendar. It's super easy to use, and it's becoming a popular online guide for people to find out local happenings in the Rondout Valley.

Add your event, Link it to your website, email it to your friends!
www.rondoutvalleyguide.com

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

“Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley” Art Competition Named the “Fall for Art” 2014 Recipient

What: The 18th annual “Fall for Art” fundraising art show, sale and cocktail reception, showcasing the work of Hudson Valley artists and benefiting the Jewish Federation of Ulster County and community programs it supports.

When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 6pm to 9pm.

Where: Wiltwyck Golf Club, Kingston, NY.

Cost: $40 per person in advance; $45 per person at the door.

Details: The Jewish Federation of Ulster County is proud to announce that a portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the “Emerging Artists of the Hudson Valley” high school art competition.

The competition will be open to Hudson Valley high school juniors. A panel of judges from the local arts community will select the 3 “best” submissions. The winning students will each receive a cash award at Fall for Art 2014, and their works will be on display at the event.

Contact: For more information regarding Fall for Art: e-mail: info@fallforart.org

Visit: www.fallforart.org
Call: 845-338-8131


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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.

http://www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com


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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!
At Apple Greens on Thursday, Sept. 11.

Single golfer $145 (Early Bird price: $140)
Foursome $550 (Early Bird price: $500) (With tee sign and name on back of event t-shirt.)
Team Package $650 (Early Bird price: $600) (with tee sign & company name on back

Early Bird Pricing by August 15
Includes:
18 holes of golf with a cart
- Hot dogs and hamburgers at the turn
- Beverages on the course
- Tournament gift
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team prizes
- Giveaways and raffle prizes
- Longest drive, closest to the pin and hole-in-one prizes
- BBQ at Apple Greens

And you can promote your business by being a sponsor.
Sponsorships are available at different levels… Please note prices changes:
- 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.
- Beverage Cart Sponsors ($150) have their corporate name on the beverage cart and their name on the back of the event t-shirt.
- Tee Sponsors ($125) have their name on a tee sign and their name on the back of the event t-shirt.
- 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.

Start thinking now about how you’d like your business to be involved and represented.

Let Patricia know as soon as possible…events@southernulsterchamber.org

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


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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 17 - Save The Date - 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 26-28 - Rhinebeck Arts Festival 

Rhinebeck Arts Festival
Discover, Shop, Create, Experience, Celebrate, Indulge, Explore
September 26, 27, 28, 2014

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!

- 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

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


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

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

About Town Guide Calendar Listings

Chambers & Other Business Organizations

Chronogram Calendar Listings

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

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

Cumulus Broadcasting Calendar Listings

Family Of Woodstock Inc. Events

Historic Huguenot Street Events Calendar

Home Town Locator, Ulster County NY

It's About The Hudson Valley

Libraries in Ulster County

NewPaltz.org Annual Event Listings

Phoenicia Times Calendar Listings

Pine Hill Community Center Happenings

Tourism, Ulster County

Townships in Ulster County

Ulster Publishing Event Listings

Visit Vortex Event Listings

Wikipedia, Ulster County, NY



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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 United Way Needs You  

Become a Loaned Executive for United Way's 2014 Workplace Campaign!
Learn Where United Way Donations Go
Meet with Local Leaders
Learn Fundraising Tips And Help Your Community, All at the Same Time!

Time Commitment
2-3 hours per week September-November
Training sessions on August 20 and August 27 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Download Meeting Calendar

For more information, contact:
Stacey Rein (reins@hvc.rr.com), President
United Way of Ulster County
845-331-4199, x1

Loaned Executive Flyer 2014
http://www.ulsterunitedway.org/wp-content/uploads/LE-brochure-2014.pdf
Interested? Download, complete and return LE Information Form by August 15!

United Way of Ulster County
450 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
http://www.ulsterunitedway.org/
https://www.facebook.com/UlsterUnitedWay


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Chamber Business Recognition Awards 

Nominations must be submitted by August 7, 2014

Ulster 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 and businesses 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.

You have the opportunity to nominate a business or businessperson for these honors. To nominate, begin by reviewing the award categories listed on the next page. For a nomination to be valid, the Nomination Form must be complete and we must receive the form in the Chamber office no later than 5:00 pm Friday, August 7, 2014

Honorees will be recognized at the dinner on October 23, 2014 which will be attended by leaders of both small and large businesses and the media. This event offers an excellent opportunity for the Ulster County business community to come together to celebrate the achievements of our Honorees.

2014 Business Award Categories:
- Entrepreneur or Businessperson of the Year
This award recognizes an entrepreneur or businessperson who has achieved extraordinary accomplishments in business or shown dedication and commitment to furthering business in Ulster County.

- Business of the Year
Any Ulster County business (25+ employees) that is recognized as a leader in its field and has demonstrated a commitment to its employees, customers, clients and to furthering business in Ulster County.

- Small Business of the Year
Any small business in Ulster County (less than 25 employees) that is recognized as a leader in its field and has demonstrated a commitment to its employees, customers, clients and to furthering business in Ulster County Cultural Business of the Year.

This category recognizes any cultural business that has improved the quality of life for Ulster County residents through culture and the arts and has furthered Ulster County’s identity as a cultural destination.

- Building Project of the Year
This Award is open for a new building or adaptive re-use project completed in Ulster County within the last year (July 2013 to August 2014).

- Tourism or Hospitality Business of the Year
Tourism and hospitality is one of the largest segments of business in the Ulster County economy. This award recognizes the excellence and dedication of a business in this industry.

Award Nomination Requirements:
- Open to members of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce

- Nominations may be submitted by any business or person in the community

- Nominations must contain answers to the questions on the Nomination Form

- Businesses or organizations may nominate themselves

2014 Ulster County Business Recognition Awards Nomination Form
Award Category:

Nominee (If Company):

Contact:
Tel #:
Address:
City/Zip Code:
Email:

Nominee (If Individual):

Address:
City/Town:
Zip Code:

Phone:
Fax:
Website:

Nomination Submitted by:

Address:

City:
Zip:
Tel. #:
Fax:
Email:

Please answer the following questions about your nominee on a separate document. Incomplete nomination forms may not be considered.

1. Give a brief history of the business. Include how long the nominee has been in business in Ulster County; description of the product line or scope of services offered; number of employees - initially and presently.

2. What makes the nominee different from or better than its competition?

3. Explain why this company deserves this particular award.

4. List nominee’s involvement in industry, professional and civic organizations. Highlight awards won, offices held, and other special accomplishments.

5. The company may wish to include support letters or references indicating growth and impact upon the local community (no more than three letters, please).

Please answer all the nomination questions. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. (Please print clearly)

Deadline for Nominations:
5:00 pm Friday August 7. 2014 Please submit the Nomination Form with additional information to the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, 214 Fair Street Kingston, NY 12401. Submissions can be done by fax (845) 338-0968, mail or by e-mail to Bob@UlsterChamber.org.

A nomination form is available as a PDF file at www.UlsterChamber.org

For information on this Nomination Form, the dinner or sponsorship opportunities, call the Chamber office at 845-338-5100.

2013 Award Recipients:
- Business Person of the Year Ralf Ludwig
Wolf-tec, Inc.

- Business of the Year
UnintedHealthcare

- Small Business of the Year
Wineracks.com

- Cultural Business of the Year
Saugerties Performing Arts Factory
 (SPAF)

- New Building Project of the Year
Woodstock Commons

- Adaptive Re-Use Building Project of the Year
The Mount Academy

- Tourism Business of the Year
Walkway Over the Hudson

- Heart of Ulster County Award
Michael Berg, Family of Woodstock

Thanks to all our Sponsors and volunteers who make this event possible.

Contact the UC Regional Chamber of Commerce for more details. http://www.ulsterchamber.org/


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Accepting Vendors For Rondout Valley Business Association's Jennie Bell Pie Festival 

We Want You to Be a Vendor at the Jennie Bell Pie Festival
Saturday, September 20th - Sunday, September 21st

We are looking for a few good vendors for the 10th annual Jennie Bell Pie Festival.

The festival is held at Kelder's Farm on 5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson, NY. It is Saturday 12 - 8 p.m. & Sunday 12 - 5 p.m. We have tons of fun activities and events throughout the festival that are sure to draw a sizable crowd. We will be having a pie baking contest, pie eating contest, children's talent show, game booths, food booths, live music throughout the entire festival and a big fireworks show on Saturday night! These activities along with some other ideas that we have in the works, are sure to create a successful atmosphere for a few good non-food vendors like yourself.

What you need to know from a vendor perspective:
- Time Commitment - We expect all of our vendors to arrive and complete setting up before 11, both Saturday and Sunday. (The festival begins at noon). We will allow vehicle access to make this possible, but need all vehicles out of the festival area before 11. Vendors are expected to stay until after the fireworks on Saturday, which begin at 8, and until the end of the festival on Sunday. If you need to leave earlier, that is fine. However, we cannot allow vehicle access to the vendor area prior to closing Saturday and Sunday.
- Our average annual attendance is 2,000 people.
- Admission to the festival is $2 per car.
- Size of Space - We are giving everyone as much as a 10 ft. by 10ft area.
- Equipment - We provide the space, you will need to bring everything else you need ie// Tent, Table, chairs & displays. We want all vendors to make a conscious effort to have an attractive space. Decorations are encouraged, this is during the fall season so keep that in mind.
- Restroom Facilities - Kelder's Farm already has several portable potty's and an outdoor sink that they graciously allow us to use. We also bring in a few extra portable potty's specifically for the event. There are no indoor facilities.
- Electricity will not be available for non-food vendors.
- Cost to vendors is $30 total for the entire weekend!!

We will need a copy of your certificate of insurance from each vendor. (If you don't know what this is, please email info@rondoutvalley.org and we can discuss simple options.)

We will need a completed form with payment as soon as possible to reserve your space, but no later than August 1, 2014. Keep in mind we are interested in having as much variety as possible so if several vendors of the same genre contact us, it will become a first come first serve basis.

So, how does this all sound to you? Want to be a vendor at the 10th annual Jennie Bell Pie Festival? Of course you do. Now you need to fill out the application, write a check and send it on in to the R.V.B.A., Attn: JB Vendor, PO Box 450, Accord NY 12404.

Please contact our administrator, Sarah Johnson, via info@rondoutvalley.org with any questions.

Applications are downloadable on the left hand column of this email. Or you can email info@rondoutvalley.org and a copy will be emailed or snail mailed directly to you.
The RVBA Board,
Rondout Valley Business Association

Jennie Bell Pie Festival
Date: 9/20/14 - 9/21/14
Time: Noon - 8 pm (Sat.)
Noon - 5 pm (Sun.)
Location: Kelder's Farm
5755 Route 209
Kerhonkson, NY
Contact: Sarah Johnson, RVBA administrator
info@rondoutvalley.org

Event Sponsors:
Rondout Valley Business Association: http://www.rondoutvalley.org/Pages/default.aspx
Nevele, Resort & Casino: http://www.nevele.com/
Travers- O'keefe Insurance: http://www.traversokeefe.com/
Ulster Savings Bank: https://www.ulstersavings.com/home/home
KeyBank
Kelder's Farm: http://www.kelderfarm.com/

Quick Links:
Jennie Bell Website
http://www.jenniebell.org/

Download Application:
2014 Vendor Application

Join Our Mailing List!

Rondout Valley Business Association
PO Box 450
Accord, NY 12404


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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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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!

Save the Date!
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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UlsterCorps Action Alerts, News And 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.

News & Volunteer Opportunities:

7/10-29
Ulster Literacy Tutor Training
Kingston - 331-6837

7/26
2nd Annual Perseverance Field Day Festival
New Paltz - 527-5672

7/27, 8/3, 9/7
Family of Woodstock at H.I.T.S 2014
Saugerties - 331-7080

7/28
Gleaning at Huguenot St Farm
New Paltz - 481-0331

7/30
Kingston YMCA Farm Project
Weeding Wednesdays - 332-2927

7/30-8/3
Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice
Phoenicia - 688-3291

8/3
Bon Odori New Paltz Dance Festival
New Paltz - 255-8811

8/4-8/8
Lifebridge Sanctuary Volunteer Community Work Week
Rosendale - 658-3439

8/9
Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training
Highland - 691-2275

8/11
Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals Training
Ellenville - 481-0331

8/16
Woodstock Volunteers Day
Woodstock - 679-2713

8/22
UlsterCorps Wine Tasting
Stone Ridge - 481-0331

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

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

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

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 LISTINGS:

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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
www.TheCommunityGuide.net



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DISASTER RELIEF AND STORM PREPAREDNESS:

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Disaster Relief Resources

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

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

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

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

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

Small Business Administration (SBA) \ for Homeowners and Renters

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

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

FEMA
www.fema.gov/disaster/4085

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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Preparedness Checklists For Storms & Hurricanes

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

See below for preparedness checklists and resources in the area:

FROM NYS DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVIES:

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

FROM AMERICAN RED CROSS:

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

Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.

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

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

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

Turn off propane tank.

Unplug small appliances.

Fill your car’s gas tank.

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

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

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

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


FROM FEMA:

www.fema.gov

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Gather Information
Plan & Take Action
Recover
Resources

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

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

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

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

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

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

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal for help

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

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Manual can opener for food

Local maps

Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

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

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


FROM CENTRAL HUDSON:

www.centralhudson.com/hurricanesandy

Pay close attention to weather advisories and storm warnings.

Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries handy.

Refuel vehicles and ensure they are in good working condition.

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

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

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

Ensure adequate supplies of medications, cash & other necessities.

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

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

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

Also...

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

Near Power Lines:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GENERATORS:

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

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

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

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

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


FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION:

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

- Preparing for an Emergency

- Organizations Involved in Emergencies


PREPAREDNESS FOR LIVESTOCK & PETS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

Ulster County Emergency Services News:

www.ucemergencyservices.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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


EXTRA TIPS:

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

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

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

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




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or 518-943-4147

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845-679-0908


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845-679-2115

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845-331-3131

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845-795-1500

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845-338-6300

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845-338-2424


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845-246-8833

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845-691-7201

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845-246-4646

Jacqueline Oster Design
845-679-5736

Jarita's Florist
845-679-6161

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845-338-2980

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845-331-6429

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845-255-5255

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1-855-969-3295


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845-246-4381

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845-338-5252

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845-255-0243

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845-339-4340


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845-616-3608


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845-679-7800


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845-331-0073


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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

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845-339-6800

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212-629-7744 (NYC)

School of the New Moon
845-679-7112

Southern Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
845-691-6070

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845-255-2505


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845-255-2772

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Transcend Dental
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845-679-4015

Tuthilltown Spirits
845-633-8734

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845-338-6322

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845-246-5916

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845-687-7676

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845-679-2225

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