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MILLBROOK — Salamanca, N.Y., in the county of Cattaraugus, is 350 miles from Millbrook, and that is where new Millbrook Library Director Kirsten Woodin has spent most of her life. With a population close to that of the town of Washington, Woodin should feel right at home here. Both locales are scenic, small and historic.

Woodin left her home to attend college at SUNY Geneseo and then graduate school at SUNY Albany. Upon obtaining her master’s degree she returned to Salamanca, as manager of the Salamanca Public Library in October of 2014.

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Pioneer of sustainable food movement inspires eco mindset

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MILLBROOK — Frances Moore Lappe visited the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies on Friday, March 23, for a special lecture.
Lappe is a pioneer of the sustainable food movement and widely known for her revolutionary book, “Diet for a Small Planet,” which has sold 3 million copies since being published.

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Pumpkin House gets a new face

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MILLBROOK — Pumpkin House is the popular vintage boutique located on Franklin Avenue in Millbrook. These days it has a new owner.
Tara Wing, the previous owner, moved from Millbrook and sold the store to Cailin McAllister of Hyde Park. McAllister said the store will stay the same as it is now; open to receive consignments.
“We took over Jan. 3, so it’s a nice fresh start to the New Year,” McAllister said. “In December I worked with Tara to meet people and learn about the store because I fell in love with the store.”

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Lions install new members

MILLBROOK — Two new members were inducted into the Millbrook Lions Club at its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 21, at the Millbrook Café. District Governor Peter Lyons performed the installation of Hollie Sturges and Jean Hayes. They were sponsored by Betty Rae Nittiskie.
The Millbrook Lions Club’s motto is “We Serve,” and members dedicate themselves to service to the community, while also focusing on causes such as sight and hearing, as well as autism.

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Millbrook’s school budget under the tax levy limit

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MILLBROOK — Superintendent of Schools Lloyd Jaeger presented the 2013-14 draft budget during the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Wednesday, March 21, at the Millbrook Middle School.
“This is not just any budget this year, it is the first year of a new era in New York state school finance with respect to how schools will be funded,” said Jaeger during his PowerPoint presentation. “There are regulations governing the discretion that school boards have and all public municipalities have in the development of budgets for their public.”

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Solutions elusive on Franklin Avenue speeding problem

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MILLBROOK — Speeding is an ongoing dilemma in the village of Millbrook, one Village Board members are constantly working to solve.
At the Tuesday, March 13, Village Board meeting, Trustee Mike Herzog presented a complaint from a resident whose car was recently clipped by a tanker truck. Herzog said the resident was upset the tanker truck had been speeding down the street and wanted to know what the Village Board would do about the problem.

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Luncheon for local seniors

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WASHINGTON — The town of Washington’s Recreation Commission held its annual complimentary senior luncheon Saturday, March 10, at the Millbrook firehouse.
Any residents of the village or town who considered themselves seniors were welcome to attend the free meal.
The Recreation Commission took the time to thank the seniors for their support of and participation in the commission’s senior trips, as well as to inform seniors of upcoming outings to look forward to.

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Pioneer of sustainable food movement to lecture at Cary Institute

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MILLBROOK — The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will hold a free lecture by Frances Moore Lappé on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
Lappé is a pioneer of the sustainable food movement and author of more than 18 books, including the classic “Diet for a Small Planet.” On March 23 she will discuss her new book, “EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want.”
“Solutions to global crises are within reach, our challenge is to free ourselves from self-defeating thought traps so we can bring these solutions to life,” said Lappé.

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A photo competition with a smart twist

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Free Library will hold a phonography competition — a photography competition in which all the photos must be taken with a smartcamera phone. The Millbrook library is inviting young and old alike to take a picture with their camera phones, and then if it is so desired, the photographer may manipulate the image with one of their phone’s applications.

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Millbrook’s Community Day: Exactly who is it for?

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MILLBROOK — Organizers of the Crisp Home Show have asked to use the band shell this summer.
Mayor Laura Hurley, speaking at the Tuesday, March 13, Village Board meeting, said this year the village will host the Merritt Bookstore Book Fair, Dutchess County Fireman’s Parade, Crisp Home Show and the Orvis Sandanona Family Game Day weekend. Hurley said events such as these bring in large crowds from areas outside the village.

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Encore!

The cast of “Bye, Bye Birdie” received a rousing round of applause during its performance at Millbrook High School. The performances took place from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11. All involved said they had a blast.

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