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PINE PLAINS — Those who attended the roughly 15-minute long Veterans Day ceremony on Monday morning, Nov. 11, said it was a great affair. The American Legion Post 426 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5519 held a joint ceremony at the Legion Post home, located at 9 North Main Street. 

Roughly 50 people — families, friends, neighbors and veterans — attended the outdoor ceremony, which is an annual event for the town of Pine Plains. Typically held at the clock tower, this year’s event was moved to the Legion Hall. 

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Noise, kennel and help for home owners discussed

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WASHINGTON — Town Supervisor Gary Ciferri took the Town Board through a short agenda covering both ongoing issues and new business on Thursday, July 12.
Rebuilding Together

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The 150th Regiment marches into Millbrook

Civil War reenactment
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MILLBROOK — The Fountains in Millbrook got a glimpse back in time during its Civil War Weekend when the 150th New York Infantry Regiment visited for a reenactment weekend.
Residents were invited to visit the 150th Regiment’s campsite Saturday and to watch recreations of camp life, maneuvers and skirmishes on Sunday.

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Rotary’s new officers

MILLBROOK — Cindie Kish is the new president of Millbrook Rotary for a term running from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, replacing Matt Anderson. John Genn will replace Ron Mosca as treasurer. Both Heather Malcom, vice-president, and Molly Olson, club secretary, will continue for another year.
In addition to Kim Sweck, who is continuing as a director, the new directors are David Brinkerhoff (a charter member of the club), Joyce Heaton and Les Rollins. Sarah O’Connell, familiar to many as a co-host of RadioRotary, is the new sergeant-at-arms, replacing Joan Burgess.

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Free Families Forward organizing free programs for all

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MILLBROOK — Samantha Cole decided to start Free Families Forward (FFF) in 2011 when she saw a need for affordable and enriching activities in her community.
A mother of two from Pine Plains, Cole started the organization with a mission to organize free, fun and exciting activities for all to enjoy. With the help of volunteers and generous donations, FFF is able to offer a range of programs and activities for people in Pine Plains and beyond.

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Cardinal Hayes brings adult group home to Millbrook

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MILLBROOK — Cardinal Hayes Home for Special Children plans to turn one of its buildings in the Bennett Complex into a group home.
Executive Director Fred Apers and Executive Director of Operations Wayne Frenzel approached the Village Board on June 26, for an informal discussion with the village trustees.
The building, part of the Bennett Complex, is on Exmore Lane. Cardinal Hayes has occupied the building since 1984, Apers said, explaining it was part of the 1978 Bennett Complex subdivision known as Lot 4.

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After a century, Vincent’s Pharmacy closes

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MILLBROOK — Vincent’s Pharmacy, which has provided prescriptions and other services to the Millbrook community for the better part of a century, will close July 30.
“I have had this store on the market for the last year,” pharmacy owner Michael Giordano said. “I tried to get another person involved to see if they wanted to buy the store from me and that wasn’t successful, but no one answered the call.”
But still, he said, it’s unfortunate that he had nobody to pass his business down to.

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Library director bids farewell

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MILLBROOK — Millbrook Public Library director, Nancy Rogers retired at the end of June, after 30 years of service.
“As children’s librarian, Nancy taught generations of children to love the library and enjoy reading through her story hours and class visits,” said Barbara Murphy, president of the Board of Trustees of the Millbrook Public Library. “She served a short term as Interim Director during the 2001 library renovation and assumed the position of director in 2006.”

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Summer fun at Millbrook Library

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MILLBROOK — School is out for summer, and a variety of programs and special events are being offered at the Millbrook Free Library.
On Wednesday, June 27, the library kicked off its summer reading program with a party. Children met Jan Berlin from “Everything Animals,” who showed some unusual animals including a hairless cat.
Youth Services Coordinator Joan Frenzel said 60 children and parents attended the party.

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Books for graduates

MILLBROOK — Graduates from the eighth grade in Millbrook Middle School, St. Joseph School, Upton Lake Christian School and Dutchess Day School each chose a free personal book to commemorate graduation and for their summer reading.
The books are selected from a list put together by Scott Meyer of Merritt Books and other members of Millbrook Rotary and donated to the students by Millbrook Rotary as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting literacy. The club also distributes dictionaries to third-graders in four local schools as part of its literacy program.

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Mural dedication

MILLBROOK — In the middle of winter, art, vibrant colors and blue skies came to Dutchess Day School with the help of artist-in-residence Nestor Madalengoitia. Working with every grade, this Peruvian artist helped the students render a completed mural that honored the Hudson Valley and the academic and artistic studies of the children.

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