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The Catskill Jazz Festival performed its 14th concert at the Millbrook Library on Saturday, Feb. 16. The concert, attended by more than 80 people, featured the music of late jazz great Clifford Brown. Wine, sparkling water, finger foods and sweet treats were provided by Babette’s Kitchen of Millbrook. The Catskill Jazz Festival presents three concerts at the library each winter, sponsored by the Millbrook Arts Group (MAG), open to the public and free of charge. Clifford, who died in 1956 at the age of 25, left a legacy that has not been forgotten and is still heralded by today’...

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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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Candidates debate

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MILLBROOK — A debate between Democrat Didi Barrett and Republican Rich Wager, candidates for the New York State Assembly 103rd District, was held on Monday, March 20, at the Millbrook Village Hall. Both candidates are residents of the village of Millbrook. The debate was sponsored by The Millbrook Independent.

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Washington board handles town business

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WASHINGTON — The Town Board met Thursday, March 8, for its monthly board meeting and discussed a variety of topics that it’s been reviewing during the past few months, as well as regular department reports.
Speeding issue
Town of Washington residents Doug and Cheryl Giles approached the Town Board last month to seek help about a speeding problem on Route 343 next to Walbridge Farm, which they own. The Giles reached out because where they are located the speed limit is 55 miles per hour and a passing zone. A school bus stops by that intersection.

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‘Bye, Bye Birdie,’ hello, Hollywood

Millbrook High School students Ashleigh Schreider, (left) and Jojo Couert were already in character before the premiere of “Bye, Bye Birdie,” as they held up “Save Conrad” signs while audience members filed into the theater.

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A harmonious celebration

On Saturday, March 10, the Millbrook Public Library held a Celtic Fest and Quilt Extravaganza. Front, from left, Ryan Hall, Kay Shulman, Julie Berman and Jim Paradies performed as members of the Julie Berman Violin Ensemble.

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‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ hits Millbrook High School

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MILLBROOK — The classic musical production, “Bye, Bye Birdie,” will be performed by the Millbrook High School Drama Club, 97 Miles off Broadway, on Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, at 2 p.m.

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Environmental stewardship award seeks nominees

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MILLBROOK — Those who volunteer to help their local environmental community may qualify for two new annual awards offered by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County (CCEDC). The first will recognize a Dutchess County municipality for its outstanding local environmental stewardship and the second will single out a Dutchess County volunteer of the year.

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Dutchess Day School holds science fair

MILLBROOK — Dutchess Day School hosted a science fair on Tuesday, Feb. 28, open to students in grades four through eight. Students posited various questions and presented results to judges.
Eighth-grader Gavin Schneible asked, “Do different materials affect the pressure of a fire extinguisher?” while seventh-grader Peter Fousek looked at different windmill blade designs.

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